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Thursday, April 21, 2022

WBB Adds Another -- Louie Awards -- Six Service Award Winners -- Weekend Happenings -- THURSDAY CARDINAL COUPLE

Chrislyn Carr Joins WBB

Louisville women’s basketball added another member to next year’s squad. Chrislyn Carr joins the Cards from Syracuse for her final year of eligibility. Standing at just 5’5, Carr possibly qualifies to be an Attack Yorkie? We’ll check with Paulie and Jeff on that.

Carr spent last season with the Orange, ranking second on the team in scoring at 14.2 points per game. Carr scored in double figures in 22 of her 29 games. She started all 29 games for them. Carr shot .440 from the field and .372 from three-point range, both team-highs.

Prior to joining Syracuse, Carr was with Texas Tech and was a force with the Red Raiders. She was named Big 12 Freshman of the Year in 2019 and was in the running for National Freshman of the Year. Besides finishing top two on the team in scoring in her freshman and sophomore seasons, she also was a threat from three-point range.

We are still unsure on how big of a role Carr will play with Louisville, and she joins a crowded guard pool with Mykasa Robinson, Hailey Van Lith, Ahlana Smith, Payton Verhulst, Norika Konno, and Merissah Russell, Zyanna Walker and Jayln Brown. However, Jeff Walz has shown a focus in scorers with the transfer portal this year, which makes sense following two of the top three scorers from last year going pro in Emily Engstler and Kianna Smith.

Louie Awards

Last night was the annual Louie awards where student-athletes and teams are recognized and honored with different awards and accomplishments.

The winners are as follows:

Teammate Award- Elana Ornelas (softball), Arina Openysheva (swim and dive), Etienne Donnet (men’s tennis)

Outstanding Support Staff- Becky Schroeder (Director of Sports Nutrition)

CardsCARE- Kaylee Wheeler (swim and dive), Bradley Sample (men’s soccer)

CardsCARE Team- lacrosse, men’s soccer

Spirit Award- Evan Schneider (band), Maddy Robinson (Ladybirds), Terrell Cabral (cheer)

Cardinal Cup- coed cheer

Moment of the Year- full seasons for women’s basketball, volleyball, and field hockey

Alli Bitting

UPS Leadership Award- Alli Bitting (field hockey), CJ Avery (football)

Adidas High Performance Athlete of the Year- Anna Stevenson (volleyball), Nicolas Albiero (swim and dive)

Newcomer of the Year- Emily Engstler (women’s basketball), Sander Roed (men’s soccer)

Highest Senior GPA- Reigan Lines (rowing), Kiana Klein (women’s soccer), Sam Minrath (field hockey)

Highest Team GPA- field hockey

UofL Names Six for ACC Service Award Winners

Katie Schneider

Louisville Athletics named six student-athletes as the top ACC Service Award winners. Kaylee Wheeler, Katie Schneider, Ashley Osborne, Bradley Sample, Kaden Kozlowski, Dawson Orlowski were the six named to the ACC's Top Six for Community Service.

Kaylee Wheeleer (swimming and diving) works with adaptive sports and programs as well as working as a disabilities ministry volunteer.

Katie Schneider (field hockey) has been present in College Mentors for Kids as well as having done work with both National Girls and Women in Sports events and Martin Luther King Day initiatives.

Ashley Osborne (lacrosse) has been active with several groups including Bless The Block, Operationa Brightside Cleanup, Martin Luther King Day initiatives, and the annual Jack O' Lantern stroll.

Bradley Sample (men's soccer), Kaden Kozlowski (cheer), and Dawson Orlowski are the men's athletes honored and were involved with several different groups and initiatives.

Weekend Happenings

Although campus will be fairly quiet for women's sports this weekend, there is still plenty going on.

Louisville lacrosse is the only women's team in the Ville as they host Notre Dame at Cardinal Stadium on Saturday at noon for Senior Day. The Cards are looking for their second conference win of the season and to close the regular season on a two-game win streak.

Louisville softball is on the road in Blacksburg, VA., against #3 Virginia Tech starting Friday. The Cards are fresh off a sweep against Syracuse and hope to build off of that momentum.

Louisville rowing will be taking part in the Lake Wheeler Invitational in Raleigh, N.C. on Friday and Saturday.

Louisville track and field goes north to Bloomington, IN. for the Indiana Invitational on Friday and Saturday. Women's pole vault ranks first in the country and women's high jump ranks fifth.

Happy Thursday and Go Cards!


  1. So many guards !! Ii'll be an interesting team.

    What happened with Reese? I heard she was high priority?


    Nick O

  2. Hello Friends !
    Arthur Here !

    Well, it looks like Walz is reloading again, thanks to the transfer portal. My Tigers WBB must be having a clearance sale:

    Clemson WBB players in the portal

    Kendall Spray
    Tylar Bennett
    Nique Cherry
    Shania Meertens
    Mikayla Hayes

    There are four seniors and a redshirt junior in this group.

    I guess it's reset and rebuild, Part II for Amanda and the Tigers.

    You're going to love what Morgan Jones does. I remember when she went off for 36 and 11 against us. But, a fifth grader who has never seen a basketball could probably post a double-double against us.

    I hope incoming freshman Ruby Whitehorn can bring game. My question is did we end up with the Miss Michigan player of the year?

    Your friend
    #1 Clemson Fan
    Greer, SC

  3. Carr has a sister at Syracuse. She in the portal too?

  4. Sick of the portal.
    But it is what it is, and may as well take advantage of it while it lasts.
    Carr was a good player on a not so good team at Syracuse, but see Jones making MORE of an impact than Carr.

    1. Without the portal, we don't go to a Final Four last year. College student-athletes should have the freedom to choose where they want to receive an education and participate in the sport they excelled in during high school.

      Yes, the portal had changed things, but so did the three-point shot and the move to quarters instead of halves in the women's game.

      Change is good.

      Blue Lou


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