Cards Climb to #2 in AVCA Poll
Following a week highlighted by two ranked wins on the road, Louisville volleyball moved up a spot to #2 in the latest AVCA poll. The Cards traveled to Kentucky Wednesday night to win a five-set thriller on ESPN that lasted three hours. They followed that by traveling to Stanford Saturday night to take the win in four sets.
The pair of wins helped the Cards improve to 9-1 on the year as they prepare for their 18-match ACC schedule.
They'll start the ACC slate by traveling to Miami and Florida State this weekend before returning home to close out September and open up October to host Clemson and Georgia Tech.
Claire Chaussee Named ACC Player of the Week
Super senior Claire Chaussee was named the ACC Player of the Week following a strong showing against Kentucky and Stanford. Chaussee is the first Cardinal to earn the honor this season.
Against UK, Chaussee had 16 kills while hitting .371. She also logged six digs and two blocks. Then against Stanford, she 19 kills and four digs while hitting .310. She now has 113 kills on the season while hitting .310.
Payton Petersen Verbals to Louisville Volleyball
She's an outside hitter in the Class of 2024 and players her high school volleyball at Dike-New Hartford High School in Dike, Iowa. The Cards beat out Creighton and Kansas State for the 6'0" star
She has a twin sister (Baylee) who is headed to Northern Iowa to play for their mom -- Bobbi, who is the head volleyball coach for the UNI Panthers.
Payton was named to the all-state team as a freshman and sophomore and has amassed 1227 kills, 200 blocks and 905 digs in her playing time, with still a couple of months left for her in her junior season. Her Wolverines have won back-to-back Iowa 2A state titles and Payton was named all-tournament captain both years.
She also has a set of older, twin sisters who played in college.
Dike-New Hartford is 22-1 on the season so far and ranked #1 in Iowa 2A Volleyball.
Have a great Tuesday!