Six to Join UofL Athletics Hall of Fame
UofL announced yesterday that six people will be inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame. The list includes three women and three men, all from different sports.
Angel McCoughtry is the most recognizable name for Cardinal Couple. McCoughtry played women's basketball at Louisville for four years. She holds several records including most career points, rebounds, and steals. She helped lead the Cards to their first ever Final Four in St. Louis, where they eventually fell to UConn in the championship game. McCoughtry is still active in the WNBA, although injuries have set her back this year. She holds two Olympic Gold Medals playing for Team USA.
Lacy Wood is another name that might be recognized here. Wood played softball in the early UofL days. She is the first softball All-American and was part of the first UofL softball team to reach an NCAA Regional. Her four career grand slams is still a school record and she ranks high in several offensive categories.
Cindy LaCrosse is the final woman on the list. Arguably the greatest women's golfer Louisville has had, LaCrosse won a Big East title her sophomore year and set a Big East record. She finished as high as 11th at the NCAA Championships. Her round of 65 is the lowest of any women's golfer at Louisville.
The three men being inducted in the Hall of Fame are Eric Wood, a four-time starting center at UofL who played several years in the NFL, Francisco Garcia, who helped guide the men's basketball team to a Final Four in 2005 while being the team's leading scorer, and Wesley Korir, a long distance runner who holds three outdoor school records and one indoor school record.
Let's start with the newly announced fall lacrosse schedule. No, they don't play this weekend but I figure we should give everyone a heads up since it's a quick turnaround. They'll host Lindenwood, Marquette, and Vanderbilt on Sunday, Sept 29. They then host Indianapolis and Butler on Sunday, Oct 6. Their final fall schedule is a trip to Maryland the following weekend to face Johns Hopkins, Georgetown, Temple, Denver, and Navy.
Women's Tennis travels to West Lafayette to take on several teams in the Purdue Invitational.
Women's Golf has an early start time in Franklin, TN, as they will take part in the Mason Rudolph Championship.
Field Hockey will head south to Chapel Hill to face reigning NCAA Champion and #1 North Carolina at 5:00. The Cards had a 1-0 at Trager Stadium last year before eventually falling 3-1.
Volleyball has a late start time in Lexington as they square off against rival Kentucky at 8:00. #16 Kentucky has won the last six match-ups and has dropped just four sets in that time period. Paulie and I will head down to cover that one while I suspect Worldwide will be in the stands cheering on the Cards.
Men's Soccer is the only team at home. They open ACC play against #17 Virginia Tech at 7:30.
Women's Golf continues play in the Mason Rudolph Championship, with players teeing off periodically throughout the day.
Softball hosts a double header against Bellarmine starting at noon. We will try to head to Ulmer Stadium after the Cardinal Couple Radio Hour to get some coverage.
Football kicks off in Tallahassee at 3:30 as they go up against Florida State.
Women's Soccer looks to remain undefeated against #4 North Carolina at 7:30. The Cards are coming off a 1-0 golden goal victory against then-#8 Vanderbilt and the Tar Heels are coming off a loss against Arkansas. If you have a ticket to the men's match the night before you can show it for free admission to this one, or vice versa. That's one heckuva 2-for-1 deal!
Women's Tennis continues play in West Lafayette, IN.
Volleyball travels up I-71 to take on an old Big East rival in Cincinnati. The Bearcats are in the receiving votes category and will make for a good match.
There's plenty going on this weekend, although much of it is on the road, but mostly within close proximity.
Happy Friday and Go Cards!