Yesterday was signing day for many teams and we saw plenty of Louisville commits across several sports. We saw dozens of names pop up and I'm going to try my best to list the commits for each sport so bear with me here!
Volleyball Signs Three
-Alexis Finnvold, 6'0 setter from Boca Raton, Fla.
-Hannah Sherman, 6'1 middle blocker from Silver Springs, Md.
-Nina Moorer, 6'0 outside hitter from Missouri City, Texas
Softball Signs Four
-Sarah Gordon, catcher from Lexington, S.C.
-Cassie Grizzard, pitcher from Midlothian, Va.
-Madison (Pickle) Winkler, outfielder from Crofton, Ky. (Christian County High School)
-Alyssa Zabala, pitcher from Miami, Fla.
Women's Soccer Signs 10
-Karsyn Cherry, 5'7 defender from Lafayette, Ind.
-Addie Chester, 5'7 midfielder from Muncie, Ind.
-Erynn Floyd, 5'8 goalkeeper from Wilton, Conn.
-Mackenzie Geigle, 5'5 forward/midfielder from Raleigh, N.C.
-Riley Goss, 5'7 midfielder from Suffolk, Va.
-Emerson Jennings, 5'3 forward from Noblesville, Ind.
-Evelyn Pazienza, 5'7 forward/midfielder from Pewee Valley, Ky. (South Oldham High School)
-Emma Kate Schroll, 5'9 midfielder from Dacula, Ga.
-Lizzie Sexton, 5'5 midfielder from Cincinnati, Ohio
-Hadley Snyder, 5'8 defender from Louisville, Ky. (Assumption High School)
Field Hockey Signs One (only one announced from their social media so far)
-Rylie Wollerton, midfielder from Gibsonia, Pa.
Women's Basketball Signs Two (only two announced from their social media so far)
-Imani Lester, 6'3 forward from Raleigh, N.C.
-Zyanna Walker, 5'8 guard from Wichita, Kan.
Women's Cross Country/Track and Field Signs 16
-Taylor Boggess, short distance runner from Louisville, Ky. (duPont Manual High School/ Bellarmine)
-Abigail Bohn, long distance runner from Louisville, Ky. (duPont Manual High School)
-Je'Nyia Burton, short distance runner from Orlando, Fla.
-Kassidy Dill, short distance runner from Milford, Maine (UNC Greensboro)
-Mia Edwards, short distance runner from Cincinnati, Ohio
-Lily Fleetwood, pole vaulter and long jumper from Shawnee, Kan.
-Ella Hale, long distance runner from Oswego, Ill.
-Taylor Herbert, short distance runner from Indianapolis, Ind.
-Megan John, long distance runner from Cincinnati, Ohio
-Styliana Ioannidou, high jumper from Limassol, Cyprus
-Soledad Jean, high jumper and long jumper from Wheatley Heights, N.Y.
-Mattie Kindelsperger, long distance runner from Milan, Ill.
-Katie Martin, long distance runner from Jackson, Miss. (Mississippi State)
-Lexie Paszkiewicz, long distance runner from Bowling Green, Ky. (Bowling Green High School)
-Synclair Savage, long jumper from Acworth, Ga.
-Ainsley Taylor, long distance runner from Owensboro, Ky. (Daviess County High School, pronounced "Davis County")
I could not find any announcements from Women's Golf, Lacrosse, Rowing, Women's Swimming and Diving, or Women's Tennis last night.
One Day Until...
Field Hockey squares off against Harvard in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. The Cards and Crimson are set to start at 2:30 p.m. ET., in Ann Arbor, Mich. As of right now, this match appears that it will be aired on www.NCAA.com. We will notify if the viewing location changes.
Daryl can break this down for you more tomorrow, but Harvard enters the match at 15-1 on the year and a perfect 7-0 mark in the Ivy League. Since the Ivy League did not play a conference tournament, the Crimson earned the automatic bid.
The two teams have never played each other before.
Volleyball hosts Georgia Tech. Playing in their first match ever as the #1 team in the country, Louisville welcomes #14 Georgia Tech to LNFCU Arena at 7:00 p.m. The Cards took a 3-0 sweep in Atlanta back on Oct. 3, and will hope to get another sweep.
Louisville currently holds a two-game advantage over Pitt and Georgia Tech, both who are 12-2 in conference play, so a win would build that cushion to three games over at least one of those opponents with four matches remaining in the season after.
Like the remainder of the season, this match is sold out so hopefully we'll see a true full house Friday night.
Women's Basketball officially starts their season. The #6 Cards will travel to Sioux Falls, S.D., to square off against #25 Arizona at a neutral site. Tip-off is set for 4:30 p.m., ET, and will be aired on ESPNU.
Arizona is reigning National Runner-Up, but lost some key players from that squad. The Cards showed great promise on both offense and defense during their exhibition against Union University (Tenn.) and will look to continue that in their true season opener.
No Cardinal Couple Radio Podcast
With a noon kickoff time for Louisville Football this Saturday, it put a damper in our regularly scheduled Cardinal Couple Radio Podcast. With Paulie and I both in attendance for the game and Daryl out for other reasons, we decided to take the week off.
Hey, with the overlap between fall and winter sports, we're pretty busy, so sometimes a day off (if that's what you can call it for some of us) is much needed. We plan to be back next Saturday.
Happy Thursday and Go Cards!