(CARDINAL COUPLE WRITER JARED ANDERSON HAS NEVER BEEN SHY ABOUT MAKING PREDICTIONS AND GIVING HIS THOUGHTS ON SUBJECTS. TODAY, HE REVEALS HIS LIST OF THE 2019 BREAKOUT PLAYERS FOR SEVERAL UOFL WOMEN'S FALL AND WINTER ATHLETIC SQUADS. HIS CHOICES DO NOT NECESSARILY REFLECT THE REST OF THE CARDINAL COUPLE STAFF, BUT THEY MAKE FOR INTERESTING READING...) -- PAULIE
My Breakout Players of 2019
It’s pretty often we see players have a breakout season, expected or by surprise. Sometimes it’s an incoming freshman and sometimes it’s an upperclassmen that has something to prove. Many of our fall and winter sports have left the door wide open for players to have breakout seasons.
Hollyn Barr, Field Hockey
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The redshirt junior has played her whole career behind Ayeisha McFerran. With McFerran being renowned as the best goalkeeper in the world expectations for Barr are unknown, leaving the door wide open for Barr to prove herself. The talent surrounding her is strong and she has the potential to add to that.
Jessica De Filippo, Soccer
De Filippo comes in as a freshman but could make it in the starting rotation quickly. She impressed spectators during the spring season and was a high scorer in her high school and soccer club days. She’ll have tough competition for the golden boot with players like Brooklynn Rivers, Maisie Whitsett, Delaney Snyder, and Emina Ekic on the roster though.
Keep an eye on De Filippo to see what she does in her rookie season.
Piper Roe, Volleyball
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Roe earned her spot in the starting rotation after a couple injuries on the roster shook things up. She didn’t disappoint and had a solid season. Roe played for Team USA over the summer. The redshirt junior will stun people in her role as a middle blocker alongside Emily Scott while finding ways to tally high in blocks and kills.
Mykasa Robinson, Basketball
We’ve seen what players like Jaz Jones and Dana Evans are capable of. Robinson was the only freshman to make much of an impact last season as Walz praised her defense. With Carter and Durr having graduated the spot for another guard to see a heavy number of minutes is open. If Robinson can improve her scoring and jump shot then she’ll have a smooth transition into that effective second guard role.
We’ll take a look at potential spring spirits breakout players as their seasons come closer. Got a different take than mine on my breakout players? Let us know in the comments section.
Be sure to check us out tomorrow for Paulie's interview with UofL WBB senior Kylee Shook.
Happy Wednesday and Go Cards!