Good morning all!
Daryl stepping in for Jared this Tuesday. He wasn't feeling great and I happen to be off this evening with a few thoughts on my mind from the day as I drove back home from UofL Golf Club from the 2022 Press Box Golf Scramble. I mentioned on the show and here before that this is the event that got me into golf. It was my 4th time in the event and I am glad to be still a part of it. There were some familiar faces out there, but definitely not enough women actually playing. Volleyball head coach Dani Busboom Kelly was out there! I think 4 women played total. The event did include a slight rain delay, with about 10 minutes of solid downpour.
Excellent drainage system at the course, however, and that green was clear in 5 minutes after the storm. But it did make for some muddy walks as we were cart path only!
SUMMER SPORTS THOUGHTS
For today's summer subject, I wanted to do a broad stroke shout-out to a senior from each squad that I think has established their leadership role for the upcoming seasons and could kick their respective teams into the next gear for the 2022/23 year.
Maisie Whitsett (San Diego, California) - With the most minutes played and game appearances/starts for UofL in the 2021 season, the 5-9 Midfielder/forward is about to begin her fifth season with the Cardinals. She connected on 2 goals of her own last year and assisted in 2 others for 6 points, 5th on the team in offensive production.
Aiko Jones (Kingston, Jamaica) - The 6-2 opposite and second leading scorer returning will see her fourth season begin with the Cards in a couple weeks. Jones will pick up where she left off in 2021 with some of the blocking responsibilities and leading the team with 39 aces.
Nicole Perroni (Whitby, Ontario) - The midfielder will be the leading scorer to return for the Cards from the 2021 season. She played in all 18 games with 17 starts and finished the season with 50 goals, seven assists, 57 points, 64 draw controls, 34 ground balls and 28 caused turnovers.
Mykasa Robinson (Ashland, Kentucky) - The defensive specialist will be the glue to help hold the rest of the squad together in almost any situation. Averaging 3 points and 3 rebounds in the 2021 season, its well-known Mykasa is not a stat-sheet filler.. but she gets the w's in the Win column for UofL.
Mattie Tabor (Louisville, Kentucky) - The 5-8 forward is tied for third on the team with six goals in 2021. Five of her goals were game-winners, standing second in the ACC in that category.
Taylor Roby (Mount Washington, Kentucky) - The team's homerun leader with 15 in the 2022 season announced her return to the diamond for the Cards using her fifth year option. Roby is the leader in RBIs returning for the team and lead the work in the circle with a 15-11 win-loss record and handled most of the pitching duties for the Cards.
Happy Birthday Dana Evans!
The Chicago guard, Gary, IN native is celebrating her 24th birthday on 8/1/2022