Following strong showings in road games against Virginia Tech and Florida State, Hailey Van Lith was named ACC Player of the Week. In the two games, she averaged 24.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 5.5 assists, and 4.0 steals. HVL also had a highlight reel shot at Florida State with just under a minute remaining in regulation to help secure the win.
The junior guard is averaging a team-high 20.8 points per game this season, which ranks second in the ACC. She is currently shooting .440 from the field and is averaging 5.4 rebounds per game. HVL is also shooting a team best .903 from the free throw line.
Van Lith is the second Cardinal to earn ACC POTW honors this season. CC Carr received the recognition back on December 27 after a 21-pount, 17-rebound performance against DePaul.
Louisville returns home to the KFC Yum! Center for two straight games. The Cards host Boston College on Thursday and NC State on Sunday.
We've talked about this quite a few times this season, but the ACC seems to be wide open this year with anyone being able to win or lose on any given night.
This past weekend didn't shake up the standings too much with the biggest impacts coming with Louisville defeating Florida State and North Carolina defeating NC State.
#16 Duke sits atop the conference alone at 6-0 in conference play. #7 Notre Dame is second in the ACC with a 5-1 mark, with their only loss coming to North Carolina. Louisville, Florida State, and Miami are tied for third at 5-2 in conference play. The Cards fell to Virginia Tech and Duke. The Seminoles lost to Louisville and Boston College. The Hurricanes suffered losses to Florida State and Notre Dame.
Virginia Tech and Syracuse are each 4-3 in the ACC, tying them for sixth currently. # 22 North Carolina is eighth at 3-3. Virginia, #11 NC State, Boston College, and Clemson each have a 3-4 conference mark. Wake Forest is 2-6. Pitt and Georgia Tech round out the bottom at 0-6 and 0-7, respectively.
There's still plenty of conference play left with teams having 11-12 games remaining so more shakeups in the standings are bound to happen. Let's hope to see the Cards continue to climb the ACC standings.
Paulie and I will be in attendance for both upcoming home games with Daryl and Sonya each planning to make an appearance.
Happy Tuesday and Go Cards!