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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Hailey Van Lith -- Vball Rankings -- TUESDAY CARDINAL COUPLE

 Hailey Van Lith Named to 2022 Lieberman Award Watch List

Louisville Women's Basketball continues to bring in plenty of promising preseason news. Most recently, sophomore Hailey Van Lith was named to the 2022 Lieberman Award watch list.

The Lieberman Award, named after 1996 Class Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman, recognizes the top point guard in women's basketball. A national committee has narrowed the list down to 20 players based on floor leadership, playmaking abilities, and ball-handling skills.

The list will be shortened to 10 players in late January with the five finalists being named in late February. The committee will the announce the winner in March following the conclusion of the regular season.

As a freshman, Van Lith averaged 11.2 points per game, 5.2 rebounds per game, and 2.1 assists per game. She was viewed as one of the country's top freshmen and was a crucial part of the team's ACC regular season title, ACC Tournament runner-up, and Elite Eight appearance.

(Photos by Jared Anderson) 

Volleyball Rankings

Louisville Volleyball remained #2 in the latest AVCA Poll, sitting behind the only other undefeated team in the country Texas. The Cards did receive three of the 64 voters' first place votes.

Wisconsin, Pittsburgh, and Kentucky remained in their spots at 3-5. Nebraska moved up to #6, giving the Cards victories over the current #4, #5, and #6 teams, as well as #12 Purdue and #14 Georgia Tech.

At 20-0, Louisville has tied a program record for best start to a season. The 10-0 conference record gives the Cards a two-game edge over second place Pitt, Georgia Tech, and Miami. Louisville currently holds a tiebreaker victory over all three teams.

The Cards will face Georgia Tech again on November 12 at the L&N FCU Arena. This one falls on Jeff's birthday so hopefully they'll be giving him a broom for his birthday. They also will have a rematch against Pitt the day before Thanksgiving at Fitzgerald Field House.

Also remaining on the schedule includes Duke twice (3-7 in the ACC), NC State (6-4), North Carolina (6-4), and Notre Dame twice (6-4).

Louisville has three remaining home matches, all on Friday nights. As of right now, none of the matches are sold out so I highly recommend you get some tickets to check this team out in person.

Happy Tuesday and Go Cards!


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