ALBIERO, COMERFORD, WORRELL AND HARTLEY TO COMPETE FOR USA
Even though the Tokyo Olympics have been pushed back to 2021, USA Swimming has named 115 men and women swimmers and divers to the USA squad. A nice selection of Louisville Cardinals greats are named to the squad and one local, hometown student-athlete has also made the list.
Nick Albiero (200 Fly), Mallory Comerford (100 Free), Kelsi Worrell Dahlia (200 fly) and Zach Hartley (200 IM) will compete for USA. All four, under the tutelage of UofL head swimming and diving coach Arthur Albiero, had very impressive college careers under Albiero and the four had a total of 27 ACC (and Big East) championships between them. Nick Albiero is still ertolled at UofL, he'll be a junior this year, The four will continue to train and practice as we wait for more specifics on when the Olympics will actually take place.
Brooke Forde (Sacred Heart Academy, Louisville, KY and Stanford) was also named to the USA squad for the 400 IM. Brooke is one of eight Stanford student-athletes or future Stanford named swimmers to make the squad on the women's team. Forde, who will be a junior this year, was named the 2017 KHSAA Female Athlete of the Year and 2017 NHSCA High School Swimmer of the Year while here in Louisville attending high school
ACES 99 - SUN 78Angel McCoughtry only played 20 minutes last night in the Las Vegas Aces 99-78 win over the Connecticut Sun but had 14 points and eight rebounds. The big story for Las Vegas was A'ja Wilson's 21 points and Kayla McBride's 25, as Las Vegas improved to 9-2. The Aces actually trailed 27-25 after the first quarter, but jumped to a 53-42 halftime lead and pulled away in the final 20 minutes. Las Vegas improved to 9-2, good for second place in the WNBA and just one game back of league leading Seattle.
SKY 101 - LIBERTY 85
Jazmine Jones had a nice outing for the New York Liberty with 18 points and four rebounds in 26 minutes but the Liberty fell to the Chicago Sky 101-85. Jaz was the leading scorer for New York (1-10). Kylee Shook saw 15 minutes for the Liberty and added six points and four grabs. New York trailed just 23-21 after the first quarter but the Sky got a career high from Azura Stevens (25 points) and Courtney Vandersloot and Allie Quigley added 19 each. The Sky used a strong second quarter to take a 57-44 halftime lead and pull away.
Chicago went 11-23 from the three-point mark, while New York was just 3-19 from the deep, Jaz went 7-14 from the floor, hit all three free throws and had one of the three threes for New York.
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