HENNIE van SCHAIK JOINS WBB SQUAD
6'3" post Hennie van Schaik is your newest Louisville WBB basketball player.
van Schaik joins the Cards after two seasons with the Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners. She will begin play for UofL in the 2023-24 season and have two years of eligibility for Louisville.
A nice addition to the front line Louisville WBB head coach Jeff Walz is building for the upcoming season, she averaged 11.6 points per game and 7.6 rebounds. van Schaik was born in the Netherland and is a member of the Dutch National Women's team.
Here's what Walz had to say about her:
"We are excited to announce the addition of Hennie van Schaik to our Cardinal family. Hennie is a 6'3" versatile post player who can score and defend on the perimeter as well as in the paint. She hails from CSU Bakersfield, where she was a two year starter as well as the leading scorer and rebounder. Hennie will solidify strong front line and present a unique mismatch with her skill set. Her toughness and tenacity will be an exciting attribute for the Cardinal family.
van Schaik visited the campus over the weekend and committed on Monday. Walz is hoping to announce several more additions to the roster in the upcoming weeks.
This is what we can expect in the college basketball world and the strong emergence of the transfer portal. Fans will need to readjust some values and cheer for and get attached to the name on the front of the jersey, instead of what is on the back. Witness LSU, who won the NCAA WBB national championship with eight new players over the past two years.
11 players have left the roster when you add in the six graduates and the players entering the portal.
A look at the Louisville WBB roster (as of 4/11/23) shows and reflects change as well. Back are Olivia Cochran, Alexis Mobley, Nyla Harris and Merissah Russell and joining the roster are newcomers Eylia Love, Jayda Curry and van Schaik.
We'll keep you updated of any other changes (hopefully additions, right?) as the month progresses.
LAX BRINGS IN CINCY
The Louisville Lacrosse squad steps out of conference today to play their rescheduled match against Cincinnati at the Louisville Lacrosse Stadium. A 2 p.m. match that'll be shown on ACCNX.
The Cards are 4-9 on the season (and 1-6 in the ACC) after falling at Virginia Tech Saturday 17-7.
Louisville is 15-0 against Cincinnati in the history of the series. The Cards took a 16-9 last year at UC. The Bearcats are 9-5 on the season and 2-2 in the AAC.
IU 10 - LOUISVILLE 5
IU jumped out early on Louisville softball on their way to a doubling of the score win over the Cardinals yesterday in Bloomington. Three first inning runs, followed by three more in the second inning gave the Hoosiers a lead they would never relinquished.
Alyssa Zabala took the loss for Louisville, seeing her season record drop to 12-6. She was touched for six runs in just 1.1 innings in the circle. Taylor Roby has a rough outing as well in relief of Zabala, surrendering two runs in 1.2 innings of work. Gabby Holloway and Cassie Grizzard also saw duty for Holly Aprile and gave up a run each.
Louisville did close the margin to 6-4 in the top of the fourth inning but IU returned the favor with two runs in the bottom of the fourth and added a run in the fifth and sixth home halves of the innings for the final margin.
At the plate, Hannah File homered to left in the second inning and the Cards scattered five hits over the seven innings at bat.
Here's a replay of the action I found on YouTube:
Louisville goes to 25-13 on the season and return to action Friday when they host Miami (OH) at Ulmer Stadium.