Kentucky Will Play High School Sports
KHSAA voted heavily in favor of playing fall sports as regularly scheduled. Governor Beshear later came out stating that he backs the decision and will let the responsibility and policing fall upon school districts and superintendents.
As Paulie mentioned yesterday, this isn't exactly tied to UofL women's sports, but UofL brings in a ton of in-state talent. By allowing a fall season, players can showcase their skills and allow coaches and recruiters another opportunity to watch them play, either in person or video footage.
The conditions for each sport to play have not been outlined yet, but the outdoor sports should not have much of an issue. Volleyball, however, may see more limitations due to playing indoors. That may mean no fans at all or be required to play in larger gyms, but we will not know that until KHSAA releases all of that information.
JCPS (Jefferson Cointy Public Schools) will allow fall sports for now, but they will start on a staggered schedule. The "less-contact" sports can begin practices today. Catholic high schools are on board for playing sports so that will allow local girls high schools such as Assumption, Sacred Heart, Mercy, and Presentation to play.
Of course, the situation is "fluid", as are many things in 2020. School administrators will be held responsible for instituting safety protocols, distancing and checking the athletes regularly with COVID-19 testing. It is estimated high school football games in Jefferson County (Louisville) will being near the end of September.
ROSTER BREAKDOWNS FOR UofL WOMEN'S SPORTS SQUADS
Paulie highlighted a few of the Kentucky-based women's players on UofL rosters so I thought it would be neat to break down each sport and how many Kentuckians are on their current roster.
*Note: I am going by the GoCards rosters posted as of Monday night.*
Basketball - 3
Mykasa Robinson (Ashland, Ashland Blazer)
Molly Lockhart (Louisville, Butler)
Malea Williams (Georgetown, Scott County)
Cross Country - 0
Field Hockey - 7
Elizabeth Allgeier (Louisville, Assumption)
Embry Jane Imorde (Louisville, Sacred Heart)
Camryn Pichea (Louisville, Assumption)
India Reed (Louisville, DuPont Manual)
Erica Cooper (Louisville, Assumption)
Mattie Tabor (Louisville, Sacred Heart)
Sam Minrath (Louisville, Christian Academy)
Golf - 1
Lauren Hartladge - (Elizabethtown, Elizabethtown)
Lacrosse - 2
Maggie Foster (Louisville, Eastern)
Ashley Osborne (Louisville, Ballard)
Rowing - 8
Heidi Anderson (Union, Ryle)
Alaina Brauer (Hebron, Notre Dame)
Michaela Dukes (Independence, Simon Kenton)
Ellee Grosser (Villa Hills, Notre Dame)
Caylee Hill (Bardstown, Thomas Nelson)
Anna Kiser (Shelbyville, Shelby County)
Eliza Wack (Nicholasville, West Jessamine)
Tress Wigginton (Louisville, Eastern)
Soccer - 6
Emina Ekic (Louisville, DuPont Manual)
Savina Zamborini (Louisville, DuPont Manual)
Jolene Ballard (Louisville, DuPont Manual)
Cassie Amshoff (Louisville, Sacred Heart)
Kiley Polk (Louisville, Sacred Heart)
Mikayla Miller (Louisville, Mercy)
Softball - 4
Taylor Roby (Mount Washington, Bullitt East)
Eden Mayo (Grayson, East Carter)
Elana Ornelas (Lagrange, Oldham County)
Jennifer Leonhardt (Louisville, Fern Creek)
Swimming and Diving - 5
Rachel Howard (Louisville, Christian Academy)
Sophie Middendorf (Ft Wright, Notre Dame)
Grace Oglesby (Goshen, North Oldham)
Kelly Tichenor (Prospect, North Oldham)
Tennis - 1
Anna Collins (Louisville, Veritas Press)
Track and Field - 7
Alexis Gibbons (Louisville, Butler)
Carolina Gosser (Louisville, Presentation)
Halee Hudson (Williamstown, Scott County)
Emma Ison (Greenup, Russell Independent)
Cierra Jackson (Louisville, Eastern)
Lauren Radenhausen (Taylor Mill, Scott)
Brooke Raglin (Lexongton, Bryan Station)
Volleyball - 4
Alexa Hendricks (Louisville, Assumption)
Alexis Hamilton (Louisville, Assumption)
Anna DeBeer (Louisville, Assumption)
Rachael DeMarcus (Lexington, Bryan Station)
In total, there are 46 Louisville women's student-athletes hailing from the Commonwealth of Kentucky. That's not too shabby.
The most common high schools on the list include Assumption (six), DuPont Manual (four), and Sacred Heart (four).
We love all of our women's student-athletes at UofL, but we are grateful for those who choose to stay in state or even in town.
NC State Halts Athletics
Following a recent outbreak of COVID-19, NC State has paused all athletics for two weeks. They announced there were 27 new positive cases in the department among student-athletes, staff, and coaches.
NC State is currently holding all undergraduate classes online but has allowed the student-athletes to remain on campus to play their respective fall seasons.
The Wolfpack field volleyball and soccer teams but do not have a field hockey team.
I guess Paulie won't be kissing Ms. Wuf anytime soon.
Happy Tuesday and Go Cards!