Thursday, May 28, 2015
WBB to face Mich. St. in Big Ten/ACC Challenge...Volleyball adds transfer -- Thursday Cardinal Couple
CARDS VS. SPARTANS ON DEC. 3RD.
Louisville WBB will head to East Lansing, MI. to face Suzy Merchant's Michigan State Spartans in the BIG 10/ACC Challenge on Thursday, Dec. 3rd the leagues announced yesterday.
Last year in the Cards first appearance in the event they blew out Lisa Bluder and the Iowa Hawkeyes 86-52 in Iowa City, IA that was a rematch of a 2014 NCAA Tournament game.
Louisville has faced "Spartie" twice in the past, taking down MSU in the 2012 first round of the NCAA Tournament 67-55 and losing 82-73 in the 1990-91 season.
Last season, MSU went 16-15 overall and posted a 7-11 Big 10 record. They do return honorable mention All-American Aerial Powers, who averaged 21.9 ppg for Merchant.
All told, 14 games will be played over two days between the ACC and Big 10. The other matchups are:
Georgia Tech @ Indiana Illinois @ Miami
Northwestern @ UNC Ohio St. @ Notre Dame
Syracuse @ Maryland Iowa @ Virginia
Wisconsin @ Wake Forest
Boston College @ Purdue Minnesota @ Duke
Rutgers @ Florida State NC State @ Nebraska
Pittsburgh @ Michigan Virginia Tech @ Penn State
VOLLEYBALL ADDS KALI EAKEN
Anne Kordes announced Wednesday that redshirt freshman setter Kali Eaken is transferring to Louisville from Kansas State.
Eaken sat out last season and will have four years of eligibility for the VolleyCards.
She was recruited by Kordes when she was in high school and was a three-time Kansas All-State selection. She was named 2013-14 Gatorade Kansas Volleyball Player of the Year and 2013-14 First Team Under Armour All-American.
She'll add depth to a position that Katie George held last season. Lyndsay Palmer, a transfer from Gonzaga is also listed as a setter on the 2015 roster. The duo are in their last year of eligibility.
Eaken is also solid in the classroom...being named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll in the fall of 2014.