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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Megan Deines to Louisville


-Glendale H.S. star verbals to Louisville

-Volleyball tonight at UK

CARDINAL COUPLE has received confirmation from several sources that Springfield, MO. senior Megan "Lucie" Deines is the newest verbal to the 2012 University of Louisville women's basketball team.  

The 6'1" guard was on the Missouri All-State 1st team and All-Ozark 1st team her junior season at Glendale High School in Springfield, MO. for Renee Temple. She also played for Missouri Flight AAU in 2011 where she was coached by her dad, Jim Deines.

WE received this e-mail from Lucie's parents about the verbal:

Hi, Paul

Yes, Megan has verballed to Coach Walz last week after her official visit on August, 26th. She loved everything about the program (players, coaches, staff, facilities, etc.) We are very excited for her to join the big family of the University of Louisville! (Lucie is part of her middle name-Lucie Jane). Have a good day!

-Nathalie and Jim Deines

Deines averaged 20 points a game last year at Glendale with 6 rebounds and 5 assists per game. She's not currently ranked in the Hoopgurlz top 100 recruits for 2012 but is listed at #39 at the point guard position. Kansas State has also shown interest in Deines.

She's described as a taller than average point guard who plays a smart game and distributes the ball well and is a sure-handed ball handler. Passing is above average and isn't constantly looking to score...Defense is aggressive and a solid team player.

College coaches cannot comment on prospective recruits or verbals until a letter of intent has been received.

Deines joins Cortnee Walton as 2012 Cardinal verbals.


The University of Louisville volleyball team takes on rival Kentucky tonight in women's college volleyball at the spacious Memorial Coliseum.  In case you can't make the journey, the match will be televised live on Fox Sports South (at least here in Kentucky) beginning at 7 p.m. Dick Gabriel and Kathy DeBoer will cover the action. It's a Big Blue Network broadcast, so prepare in advance for the propaganda and "homer-ism" that'll be lauded UK's way.

The Cats come into the in-state war with a 5-2 record. The Cards are 5-1. Both schools recently won tournaments they hosted...UK defeating Western Kentucky, Ohio and Virginia Tech in straight sets.

The Cards will need to keep an eye on Lauren O'Conner, a dangerous outside hitter, and setter Christine Hartmann.

Kentucky has two Louisville Assumption players on their current roster...junior Stephanie Klefot and freshman Jackie Hampton. 

Louisville will count on the strong spiking trio of Lola Arslanbekova, Emily Juhl and Gwen Rucker to score on UK. The teams were involved in an instant classic last year...UK winning in five sets in Memorial Coliseum.


Cards start slow but eventually get in a rhythm and force a fifth and deciding game. This year, they win it.


  1. Sey, can someone find out if these days/dates & times for WBB are correct:

    11/22/11 Tues @ 12pm Austin Peay
    12/28/11 Wed @ 12pm UT-Martin
    02/20/11 Mon @ 2pm Notre Dame

    Weekday games at 12pm & 2pm?!? Holiday period or not, I don't like it!

  2. Courier-Journal and UofL Sports official website list the same times. Interesting

  3. I am especially disappointed with the Notre Dame game. Even though it is on President's Day, most people will still have to work/attend school. This is a game where a packed house is really needed.


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