For spring sports such as lacrosse and women's tennis, the season has concluded. For many of our other spring sports, the end is in sight with few games or events remaining.
May 11- May 14 is the ACC Championships for Louisville rowing. The Cards head to Clemson S.C. for the event. If Louisville can post a strong performance down there, we could see the Cards in the NCAA Championships over Memorial Day weekend.
The trip to #5 Michigan over the weekend did not fare well as Louisville did not claim a single race in the event.
Starting next week, Louisville women's golf will compete in the opening rounds of the NCAA Tournament at the Albuquerque Regional. The postseason appearance is the eighth straight for the Cards and the 14th overall in school history.
Louisville will go up against #2 Oregon, #11 Florida, #13 Texas, #23 Arizona, #28 Georgia, TCU, North Texas, Oklahoma, Sam Houston State, Northern Arizona, and New Mexico State.
The top four teams and top two individuals remaining not from those teams from the three-day, 54-hole tournament will advance to the NCAA Championship round.
Women's Track and Field
The Clark Wood Invitational signaled the end of the regular season for Louisville women's track and field. Louisville recorded four school records and eight total wins in the event.
The ACC Outdoor Championships begin this Thursday in Durham, N.C. It will be a three-day event. The women's field teams continue to dominate and have the potential to take home multiple ACC titles.
The NCAA Championships will start in late May and run into June.
The only team still in the regular season is Louisville softball. The Cards are fresh off a 2-1 series victory against Virginia to close out the home season. The Wahoos took the middle game with the Cards' victories sandwiching it.
Louisville visits UIC tomorrow night before visiting a ranked Notre Dame over the weekend.
The Cards have secured their spot in the 10-team ACC Tournament over May 11- May 14. Following that, the Cards are considered a bubble team for the NCAA Tournament, with the NCAA Regional round beginning May 20.
Louisville controls its own destiny. The UIC game is a must-win. The Cards also need to steal at least one game from the Irish next weekend if not two. At 36-9 on the year, Notre Dame looks to be back in their glory days. Following that, an opening round win in the ACC Tournament is a must-win and anything beyond that is an added bonus.
WNBA Opening Day Friday
While we will be celebrating the Kentucky Oaks this Friday, the WNBA will be celebrating the start of their 2022 season. I do not actively follow professional basketball at any level, but always try to keep an eye out to see how our Cardinal greats are doing.
As of right now, these UofL alums appear to make the opening day roster:
Dana Evans- Chicago Sky
Emily Engstler- Indiana Fever
Kianna Smth- Los Angeles Sparks
Angel McCoughtry- Minnesota Lynx
Asia Durr- New York Liberty
Myisha Hines-Allen- Washington Mystics
The absence of Jazmine Jones and Kylee Shook does come as a tad surprising. We found out the other day that Jones did not make the final roster for the Indiana Fever. Kylee Shook's old team, the New York Liberty, do not have her listed on their current roster, as she has decided to sit out the 2022 season. Things can always change and we could see either of them find themselves back in a WNBA jersey soon.
For now, we will try our best to provide updates on the six Cardinals actively on WNBA rosters when the season begins.
Happy Tuesday and Go Cards!