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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Scott Teeter Interview -- Louie Awards -- Softball vs. FSU -- TUESDAY CARDINAL COUPLE


A busy Monday for UofL Athletics...which translates out to a busy day for Paulie in keeping up with events and such to report here at Cardinal Couple. From campus to downtown to Tallahassee, FL, though...we've got you covered with reports on the joy and excitement of UofL Athletics. Let's fasten the seats belts, put the chairs in an upright position and hurdle down the runaway, shall we? 

SCOTT TETTER INTERVIEW


The Louisville Lacrosse squad goes into ACC Tournament play beginning Thursday in Durham, MC on the Duke Campus. The first round opponent is undefeated Boston College. 

Cardinal Couple's Paulie caught up with head Lacrosse coach Scott Teeter in his office on campus to get a preview of the tournament and recap the season and future needs of the Laxers. 

Coach and the team are excited to start what they refer to as "the second season". The emphasis was to be playing their best Lacrosse of the season by the end of the regular season and to carry that into the tournament. Louisville faces a strong foes in conference leader and #2 in the nation Boston College but Teeter does think the Cards match up pretty well against them. 

Coach mentioned confidence as a key when facing the Eagles. In the regular season, the Cards held a halftime lead against them...saw that lead disappear and eventually lost but learned from the experience and will try and correct the things that led to the defeat. 

Coach says that the seniors need to step up in the playoffs. Most of them have experienced the ACC Tournament and the NCAA Tournament and Teeter hopes they bring their "A" games and that experience and leadership to the battle on Thursday. He did mention that he thought Alex McNicholas did a good job for them in draw controls against Syracuse on Sunday and that they had re-aligned their formation to secure more of those and gain ball possession after scores. 

When asked about the importance of height in draw controls, he also joked that Myisha Hines-Allen would definitely compete for ground balls and draws and we joked about finding her a grad season year to compete in Lacrosse for the Cards.

On recruiting, Coach Teeter knows and recognized he has a lot of holes to fill with the depleted roster and graduation of ten seniors. He and the staff are out with the commits, possible commits and the possible transfers-in to the program to fill those needs as much as possible. He also mentioned, in addition to the immediate needs, the plan to recognized and obtain players for two and three years down the road to address future needs and build a roster that wouldn't be so heavily impacted by graduation each year. 


On the challenge of ACC recruiting, he noted that it was a much different area of concentration nationally than when he was at Cansius. He pointed out that the advantage of presenting the lure and advantages of selling a recruit on ACC competition was great but, if they were of the talent level to play ACC Lacrosse, then, most likely...the other ACC conference schools had identified them and were also in the hunt to obtain them on their campuses. 

Uncovering stones and hidden treasures, finding diamonds, polishing them into their full potential when they arrive and throughout their stay as a student-athlete. The duties of a head coach, not only in Lacrosse, but in any sport -- are not too different than that of a gemologist or geologist. 

Scott Teeter and his staff are on the trail for those gems. Don't be surprised if they find a gold mine or two and stake a claim to mine and develop these valuable assets. The process is one that doesn't happen overnight...but Teeter has the temperament and patience to succeed over the long haul, the duration -- and make the Cards a shining emerald in the already quite-jeweled ACC Conference. 


Click below to hear the entire interview:  

The Scott Teeter Interview 4/24/18


LOUIES SHOWCASE CARDINAL ATHLETES ACHIEVEMENTS.


Many accolades and honors to go around at the Louies last night. In case you are wondering just what a "Louie" is...be advised that it's an award show and setting, not unlike the Oscars or Grammys, that recognizes the successes and achievements of the University of Louisville individuals and teams.

Held at the Louisville Palace and emceed by Sean Moth, it is a gala affair. Since we concentrate of women's sports here, we'll mostly list the award winners for them.

HIGH PERFORMANCE ATHLETEs OF THE YEAR -- MALLORY COMERFORD and BRENDAN MCKAY

L1C4 AWARD - REGGIE BONNAFON 

SENIOR OF THE YEAR -- MYISHA HINES-ALLEN

JUNIOR OF THE YEAR -- ASIA DURR

SOPHOMORE OF THE YEAR -- DORCAS WASIKE (cross country)

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR -- LAUREN HARTLAGE (golf)

BREAKTHROUGH ATHLETE -- MELANIE MCHENRY (volleyball)






CARDS CARE INDIVIDUAL -- LINDA MUTTER (track/field) 

CARDS CARE TEAM -- WOMEN'S SOCCER

LEADERSHIP AWARD -- KIRSTI HARRISON (rowing) 

SENIOR CHEER AWARD -- HEATHER AARON

SENIOR LADYBIRD -- RYLEIGH VERTES

SENIOR PEP BAND AWARD -- BETHANY WALKER

Congratulations to all these teams and student-athletes for their hard work, dedication and perseverance! 


SOFTBALL FALLS 3-1 to FSU

One squad absent from the Louies was the Louisville Softball team. The "Hit and Pitch" Cards concluded their three game series against the Seminoles last night in Tallahassee with a 3-1 loss to #8/#10 home team, but did limit the powerful 'Noles to just three runs and five hits. The Cards took the early lead in the first inning when Megan Hensley went fence and beyond to center field and the lead held behind the strong pitching of Hensley until the bottom of the third...when FSU gathered a solo home run shot. 

The bottom of the fifth inning was the pivotal point of the contest. Hensley allowed a lead-off walk, followed by a two-run homer to give the ACC's best softball team a 3-1 lead that they would not relinquish and that ended the scoring in the contest. 



The Cards (28-17, 7-10) return home to face Boston College for a three-game series beginning Friday. Sunday is Senior Day and Jenna Jordan, Ashley Nikolao, Nicole Pufahl, Jamie Soles and Alison Szydlowski will be honored and recognized for their incredible achievements as Cardinals. 

What happens to the time? It seems like it was just yesterday we were commenting about the red-headed "Poof" in center, the "NEW" Pride of New Egypt, New Jersey, "Mike, Mike, Mike" , justifyng Jenna behind the plate and sitting at Ashley's table with her and her folks when she was a freshman at the Cardinals softball banquet...

Have a terrific Tuesday. Jared Anderson returns to these pages tomorrow. 

"You do not need a parachute to sky dive...unless you plan on sky-diving a second time." 


paulie
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9 comments:

  1. I’ll have a good story on how I came around to cheering on softball and eventually covering them in tomorrow’s article. Crazy to think I’ve been following them long enough to see an entire class graduate.

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  2. Softball has a had lack of pitching for quite a few years now and when it's coupled with lack of hitting ability it adds up to a average team. Becker couldn't do it all by herself in years past and with the extent of arm injuries this year's team had it makes you wonder just how sound, efficient and effective the training methods and coaches are around the program?

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    1. I think softball is in find hands and leadership with pitching coach Kassie Stanfill (a former pitcher) and the hitting at times this season has been quite good. You must remember that Florida St. is a perennial power and opponents just don't score a lot of runs on them.

      Yes, we'd all like to have that Florida State pitching and hitting capabilities and it will eventually get here to Louisville, I have no doubt. It doesn't happen overnight and add it the factor of playing in the VERY strong ACC Conference -- I think the Cards are doing the best they can right now and have very good leadership and coaching.

      Paulie

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    2. That (we're in the ACC) excuse is getting old Paulie. When do the teams become strong contending for titles forces in the ACC? Beside WBB I can't think of any other women's team that is a top contender.

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    3. Uh, Mr. Why bother to check the facts Anonyomous clown:

      UofL won the Volleyball regular season last year. They were in the final game of the Field Hockey Tournament last year.

      Pretty much blows your statement right out of the Ohio River.

      I'd advise checking facts and stats before popping off.

      Curtis "It's A Fact!" Franklin

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    4. Yeah. What he said. Did someone did up on the wrong side of the bed this morning. Why so "poopy" about Softball and women's sports at UofL?

      UK drive by?

      Got cut from a UofL squad in the past?

      Erectile dysfunction?

      Out with it! No one likes a "Davey Downer"...

      Paulie

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    5. LOLOL. Anonymous, my son, never, never run into a burning room covered in gasoline. Service, point, set and match to Paulie

      Curtis "Yep, he got all of that one" Franklin

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  3. As a colleague of mine used to say: "Statements and actions without research is what brought us Prohibition, Reaganomics and Cincinnati Reds pitching".

    Interesting article on Teeter today, Mr. Paulie. I think I like this guy for Louisville Lacrosse. As the parent of a field hockey alumnae (at a different school) I can attest to the importance of a coach building, maintaining and earning the trust of his or her players. I've seen what a coach without character and respect can do to a program. It looks as if Scott Teeter did thing quite successfully and with the players in mind at Canisius and is starting to do so at Louisville. Several followed him to Louisville from there. Anyone want to guess how many would have followed "K.Y." if "this individual" had decided to switch coaching venues before the release?

    I went back and watched some of the interviews you did with him Paulie, especially the ones that also had players involved. They keep going back to trusting the system, the process and the coach. It's similar to the Walz philosophy of "If we draw it up for you and you run it correctly, you'll score and we'll win."

    Interesting to note that there has been just one transfer out of Louisville WBB this season, and that one an understandable and justifiable one.

    Any ships on the horizon in that sea?

    Dave-O
    David Watson

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    1. So far things are pretty smooth in the WBB realm. Z transferred for obvious reasons. I could potentially seeing Loretta or Lindsey Duvall transferring but the water is smooth for now.

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