Louisville Hosts Fall Sports Media Day
Paulie will journey to campus today for the fall sports media day. All fall sports, with the exception of football, will have coaches and student-athletes present to give statements and be interviewed.
Here at Cardinal Couple, we will follow the happenings of Louisville field hockey, Louisville volleyball, Louisville women's soccer, and Louisville women's cross country. Louisville men's soccer and Louisville men's cross country will also be present and Paulie has been known to stick around and ask questions of men's coaches and student-athletes, too.
Louisville field hockey went 12-8 last season but struggled in conference play with a 1-5 mark. The Cards defended Trager Stadium well, going 6-2 in home matches, including a shootout victory against Duke. Justine Sowry's squad made their fourth straight NCAA Tournament and 11th overall appearance.
Fresh of a National Runner-Up finish, Louisville volleyball was voted by the ACC coaches to finish first in the ACC again. The Cards went 31-3 last season with a 17-1 conference record. They only had one home loss in 17 total home matches (L&N Arena and the KFC Yum! Center). Louisville has now been to two straight Final Fours.
A strong start to last season collapsed quickly once conference play started. Louisville finished their non-conference slate 3-1-2 before finishing 6-8-2. The Cards failed to qualify for the ACC Tournament and the NCAA Tournament. Louisville's last finish above .500 was in 2019. The Cards beat Lipscomb in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament that year.
Women's Cross Country
The 2022 season for Louisville women's cross country was a rough one. They had no top five finishes in any meets before going on to finish last in the ACC Championships and 22nd (out of 32 teams) in the NCAA Southeast Regional. Cross country is the only fall sport to have a new coach this season.
If you have any questions you want Paulie to ask, feel free to send them our way. Paulie usually gets some good one-on-one or small group time with the coaches and can get some fun interactions with the student-athletes. He'll have all of his interviews and expert insight posted here on the site tomorrow so make sure to come check out all the interviews here tomorrow morning!
Happy Tuesday and Go Cards!