Ekic, a sophomore from duPont Manual, makes her second appearance in the ACC Awards history book after earning Freshman of the Year last year. After coming off an ACL injury, Ekic finished 2018 with seven goals and five assists, including five goals in the final six matches.
Vincent earned her first ACC honors. The senior started at centerback her entire career at UofL and has been one of the pillars for the team the past few seasons. The Louisville defense recorded seven shutouts this year. Vincent was a captain the past two years.
Rivers earned her first ACC honors after leading the team in scoring. The junior scored eight goals and dished out seven assists. Her four game-winning goals were first on the team.
Softball Receives Five Commits for 2019-2020 Season
Five prospective recruits signed their letters of intent yesterday for Louisville softball. The group
consists mainly of infielders and pitchers.
Lexi Carver is a catcher and infielder from Spencer, IN. Carver has been one of the top hitters in the state and is also listed in Extra Inning Softball's (EIS) 2019 Elite 100 and Flo Softball's Hot (FSH) 100.
Taja Felder is a pitcher and utility player from Fresno, CA. Felder is reigning Offensive Player of the Year for Three Rivers Athletic Association (TRAC).
Payton Hudson is a pitcher and utility player from McMinnville, OR. Hudson is a three-time Greater Valley all-league selection and was Greater Valley Pitcher of the Year in 2017.
Elana Ornelas is an infielder and outfielder from from Oldham County High School in Lagrange, KY. Ornelas is currently District 29 MVP and recently played in the Kentucky East-West all-star game.
Jenni Servi is an infielder from Monterey CA. Servi is listed in EIS Topp 200 players. Servi is also the daughter of former assistant coach Amy ReCouper-Servi.
We are a women's sports site the vast majority of the time. So, our "take" is not nearly as relevant nor controversial as many of the "experts" out there. We do, however, like to see our reader base happy about things.
It would appear that the vast majority of you out there would like to see the Louisville Trinity grad bring his family, brothers and Honda Accord home to the "Ville" and start the reclamation project of making a now woeful pigskin program meaningful again. Such a task will take time. After all, the Allied Forces didn't make it back to France a couple of days after the retreat from Dunkirk. It took strategy, planning and rebuilding.
Make it so, then, Vince and Louisville Athletic Board. As Vito Corleone said in the movie THE GODFATHER: "Make him an offer he can't refuse".
State in overtime last night. The win secures Louisville's undefeated November record in the KFC Yum! Center. Our apologies to the Indiana and Duke MBB fans who were waiting in agony to see this thriller end so they could watch their tussle on ESPN. Several women's basketball players were present to cheer the men on after the men had done the same for the women on Monday night. I'll be back in action and joining Paulie at the women's game Thursday night.
I mean, who would turn down free dinner?
As we draw near the end of November this is my last article talking about Donation Month 2018.
Although I do not know the numbers I do know that this year was on the good side of the pendulum. Still time for you to jump in the Couple pool.
Thank you to all who have donated and helped keep Cardinal Couple alive and well. We appreciate everything you do to help supply us with the resources to bring you the latest and best coverage in all Louisville women's sports. YOU are Cardinal Couple. WE never forget that.
Happy Wednesday and Go Cards!
- Jared -