Bryce Neal Joins Softball Staff
Louisville Softball announced yesterday that Bryce Neal joined the coaching staff as an assistant coach. Neal is on the younger side, having graduated from the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith in 2015, where he played baseball.
Since his time as a student-athlete, Neal has traveled all across the country. He was a director and coach for Midwest Nationals Baseball in Springfield, Missouri from 2013-2015 before then heading back to the state of Arkansas to become a private instructor for many years.
In the shortened COVID-19 season in 2020, Neal served as a volunteer assistant at Arizona State for their softball team. The Sun Devils were nationally ranked and finished with a 22-7 record. They ranked in the top five nationally in scoring, home runs, and walks.
In 2021, Neal was an assistant coach at Bucknell. The Bison made a drastic improvement to their field percentage, which ranked second in the Patriot League and their highest fielding percentage in nearly a decade. He oversaw player development while at Bucknell.
The Cards have had some difficulty with their fielding percentage in recent years and proved to be a thorn in their side last season. Neal can be a big help with cleaning that up for the upcoming season.
ACC Network Takeover Day
Happy ACC Network Takeover Day! Don't forget to tune into your TV to check out some great games involving different sports in recent years.
As a reminder, here is the schedule of events:
6:00 AM - Baseball vs Florida State (year not listed)
9:00 AM - Lacrosse vs Colorado (2021 season)
11:00 AM - Women's Basketball vs Florida State (year not listed, assuming the 2020-2021 season)
1:00 PM - Field Hockey vs Virginia (2020 season, ACC semifinal)
2:30 PM - Volleyball vs Pittsburgh (2020 season)
4:30 PM - Men's Basketball vs Kent State (NCAA Basketball Classic)
6:30 PM - Women's Soccer vs Syracuse (2020 season)
8:30 PM - Lacrosse vs Colorado (2021 season)
10:30 PM - Football vs Wake Forest (NCAA Football Classics)
1:30 AM - Field Hockey vs Virginia (2020 season, ACC semifinal)
3:00 AM - Baseball vs Florida State (year not listed)
Not-so-Spoiler Alert- Louisville wins in every game aired. What's cool is I can say that I have been present at or seen on TV/online nearly every single game on this list.
Happy Thursday and Go Cards!