ACC TIP OFF MEDIA DAY REPRESENTED BY WALZ, VAN LITH, SMITH
The University of Louisville women's basketball team has three representatives in Charlotte, NC today for the 2021 ACC Tip-Off,
Jeff Walz is in attendance and will appear on the ACC Network's Packer and Durham show at 10 a.m this morning. Hailey Van Lith and Kianna Smith are also attending and will be on the network's Nothing But Net programming around 12:15 p.m.
The three will be involved in various events throughout the morning. You can using the hash tag #ACCTipoff to follow along, or just tune into the broadcast, The event begins at 7 a.m. this morning and runs through 3 p.m.
It should be interesting to see what the three have to say about the upcoming season, who is asking the questions and what they'll be asked.
FIELD HOCKEY NOW #4
The latest NFCHA Field Hockey Coaches poll came out yesterday and the Louisville Field Hockey squad slid one spot from #3 to #4. The Cards took their second loss of the season Sunday at Michigan-- 2-1.
It's a Big 10 dominated top of the poll, with Iowa at #1, Michigan at #2 and Rutgers climbing over the Cards to take the #3 spot. Louisville is at #4, followed by #5 Penn State and #6 Northwestern. Thee ACC does have Syracuse at #7...UNC checks in at #10, Boston College has moved up to #12, Virginia is #14 and Wake Forest completes the top 15 at #15. Duke, despite their 5-8 record, is at #23.
The Cards are on the road this weekend, with stops at Boston College Friday at 1 p.m. and then Northeastern on Sunday at noon.
PASTOR, McFERRAN NAMED TO QUALIFIER SQUADS.
We found out yesterday that Cardinals Field Hockey greats Ayeshia McFerran and Mercedes Pastor have been named to 2021 Women's European Qualifier teams.
McFerran, as you might have guessed, will compete for Ireland in the the field-of-eight teams.
Pastor is on the Italian roster, a bit of a surprise to us at Cardinal Couple. Last we heard, she was competing professionally in Belgium. It seems Meche has a dual citizenship in Argentina as well as Italy. She's certainly well-travelled...
The tournament will take place October 21-22 in Italy and the winner gets an automatic berth in th 2022 Women's Field Hockey World Cup. Besides Italy and Ireland, France, Russia, Belarus, Wales, Scotland and Poland are in the field.
The Irish start out against France and Italy gets Wales in the opening round.
The 2022 FIH World Cup will be held in July 2022.
Have a Wonderful Wednesday!