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Tuesday, April 16, 2019



Once a year, University of Louisville student athletes gather to honor their own. The ceremony is called "the Louies" . They celebrate the successes of the various Cardinal athletes and squads. A time for dressing up and a time for joy. 

The Louies took place last night. Historic Brown Theatre was the venue. A wide variety of accomplishments and successes are covered on this very special night for Louisville Athletics and we think they all "clean up pretty well" for this occasion to embrace their collegiate peers. 

The adidas High Performance Athlete of the Year was awarded to Asia Durr (WBB), Mallory Comerford (W.Swimming) and Nick Albiero (M.Swimming). This is the highest individual award a Cardinal can receive in relationship to the Louies ceremony and certainly well-earned and deserved by all three.

Arica Carter received the L1C4 award. This is another high honor and goes to the student-athlete who best exemplifies the meaning of the athletic department's culture: humble and hungry. 

Softball's Celene Funke was named the female Breakthrough athlete for her scintillating sophomore season. She has rapidly become the voice, the spirit leader and the excitement example of Louisville Softball. 

Soccer's Emina Ekic took down the Comeback Player of the Year. After a devastating injury to end the 2017 season, she roared back and earned second team All-American honors in 2018. 

The full list below. A hearty and sincere "Congratulations!!" from all of us at Cardinal Couple to these student athletes and squad who have brought us so much joy on the venues of competition! 

It is said that one of the highest accomplishments one can receive is the recognition for a job well done by one's peers. 

The Louies embodies that. 

adidas High Performance Athlete of the Year
Male: Nicolas Albiero (swimming and diving)
Female: Mallory Comerford (swimming and diving) and Asia Durr (women's basketball)

L1C4 Award 
Arica Carter (women's basketball)

Record-Breaking Performance
Simon Zach (men's golf)

Breakthrough Athlete
Celene Funke (softball)
Jordan Nwora (men's basketball)

Comeback Player of the Year
Emina Ekic (women's soccer)

Best Championship Performance 
Women's Swimming and Diving

Moment of the Year 
Mallory Comerford winning her third national championship

Kentucky Farm Bureau CardsCARE Individual
Noah McBride (track and field)
Emily Corso (rowing)

Kentucky Farm Bureau CardsCARE Team
Field Hockey

UPS Leadership Award
Male: Christen Cunningham (men's basketball)
Female: Emily Howell (women's lacrosse)

Outstanding Senior Cheer Award 
Emily Mattey

Outstanding Senior Ladybird Award 
Sydney Thompson

Outstanding Senior Pep Band Award 
Kayla Goodman

Freshman of the Year
Men: Bartosz Piszczorowicz (swimming and diving)
Female: Violette Legrand (rowing)

Sophomore of the Year
Male: Logan Wyatt (baseball)
Female: Mercedes Pastor (field hockey)

Junior of the Year
Male: Christopher Morin-Kougoucheff (men's tennis)
Female: Dorcas Wasike (cross country)

Ed Kallay Senior of the Year
Male: Tate Schmitt (men's soccer)
Female: Ayeisha McFerran (field hockey)

Humble & Hungry Award
Celene Funke (softball)

Highest Senior GPA
Abigail Wright (track and field)

Highest Team GPA
Women's Swimming and Diving


  1. Glad to see that Arica Carter received the L1C4 award. What a deserving recipient!

  2. Always a chance of scenery when the student-athletes dress up nicely. We’re so used to seeing them in uniforms that sometimes they’re hard to recognize otherwise.

    The teams in order of pictures- WBB, W Golf, Softball

  3. Arica epitomizes Louisville Cardinal sports. Well deserved award.

  4. Go AC love that young lady From LA.


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