With the spring-like weather we've experienced here in the Louisville area lately, it's only fitting that two spring women's sports held their pre-season pressers yesterday. Both softball and lacrosse begin their 2022 campaigns on the road.
Softball plays FAU in Boca Raton Thursday in a double-header, the first two of five games Louisville will have in the FAU Fast Pitch Classic that runs through Saturday. They'll also face Bethune-Cookman, Indiana and Ohio State in Boca Raton.
The Cards were picked to finish sixth in the ACC Coaches poll. 13 of the 15 ACC schools play softball.
Head softball coach Holly Aprile and returning players Carmyn Greenwood and Taylor Roby discussed the season and the team. Check out the link below:
The Louisville Lacrosse squad opens on the road also, taking a trip out to Colorado where they'll face the University of Colorado in Boulder Friday and then swing over to Denver to face University of Denver on Sunday.
In the coaches poll, :Louisville was selected to finish seventh out of the nine ACC schools that play women's lacrosse. Teeter brings back a strong squad from last year, including preseason All-ACC team selection Caroline Blalock, her sister Sarah and Hannah Morris. The Cards are ranked #24 in the latest NCAA Women's Lacrosse RPI rankings.
Head coach Scott Teeter discussed the season and the team. Link below:
As we do every year, we'll provide you full pre-game and post-game coverage, results and analysis on all UofL Softball and Lacrosse events.
Honors were bestowed on Emily Engstler and Kianna Smith yesterday for national lists and award.
Emily is one of 20 players named to the Midseason Team for the Jersey Mike's Player of the Year Award. She was also named to the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year watch list and she's in the top 25 of ESPN's Top 25 Players.
She's one of five ACC WBB student-athletes on the Player of the year list, joining Olivia Miles (Notre Dame), Elizabeth Kitley )Virginia Tech), Elissa Cunane (NC State) and Lorela Cubaj (Georgia Tech).
Kianna was named one of ten candidates for the 2022 Ann Meyers Drysdale Award. The award recognizes the best shooting guard in the nation. Kianna is the only ACC candidate on the list. It should be noted that players can play their way on and off the list as the season progresses. For more information, go to www.hoophallawards.com
These are two great honors for these seniors on the Louisville women's squad. One has to think that both have nice careers ahead of them in the WNBA, based on their college careers.