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Friday, June 23, 2023

Cardinals in the ACC -- WBB Edition -- FRIDAY CARDINAL COUPLE


Hello all! Happy weekend! One more week until vacation for me!!  Here recently, my partner & I have adopted a 'work hard, play hard' mentality with some very big moves.  It is quite rewarding and it does make the time fly by.

Let's jump back into the mini series I started last week where take a look back on the rise in some of our favorite Cardinal programs.   This week... Women's Basketball! 


Vs Boston College  14-1 series history (1985-2023)  13-0 since joining the ACC

Vs Clemson  11-3 series history (1979-2023) 11-0 since joining the ACC

Vs Duke  7-4 series history (1990-2023) 6-3 since joining the ACC

Vs Florida State
17-18 series history (1978-2023) 5-7 since joining the ACC

Vs Georgia Tech  10-0 series history (2015-2023)

Vs Miami  8-3 series history (1989-2023) 8-2 since joining ACC

Vs NC State  8-7 series history (1985-2023) 8-5 since joining the ACC

Vs. North Carolina  9-4 series history (1985-2023) 9-1 since joining the ACC

Vs Notre Dame  13-18 series history (1991-2023) 9-8 since joining the ACC

Vs Pittsburgh  25-2 series history (2006-2023) 17-2 since joining the ACC

Vs Syracuse  19-7 series history (1986-2023) 13-2 since joining the ACC

Vs Virginia  12-2 series history (1985-2023)  12-2 since joining the ACC

Vs Virginia Tech  24-19 series history (1981-2023) 9-2 since joining the ACC

Vs Wake Forest  10-1 series history (2015-2023)

2022 record 26-12, 12-6 ACC // Falls to Iowa in the Elite Eight

2021 record 29-5, 16-2 ACC // Falls to South Carolina Final Four
2020 record  26-4, 14-2 ACC // Falls to Stanford Elite Eight  (Covid Year)

2019 record 28-4, 16-2 ACC // No NCAA Tournament
2018 record 32-4, 14-2 ACC // Falls to UConn in the Elite Eight
2017 record  36-3, 15-1 ACC // Falls to Mississippi State in the Final Four
2016 record 29-8, 12-4 ACC // Falls to Baylor in the Sweet 16
2015 record 26-8, 15-1 ACC // Falls to DePaul in the Second Round
2014 record  27-7, 12-4 ACC Falls to Dayton in the Sweet 16

ALL ACC Awards

2022 - Mykasa Robinson made the All-ACC defensive team, Hailey Van Lith was again named All-ACC first team

2021 - Emily Engstler and HVL named to All-ACC First team, Engstler and Robinson named to All Defensive team, Peyton Verhulst named to All Freshman team

2020 - Dana Evans Louisville Senior ACC Player of the Year

2019 - Dana Evans Louisville Junior ACC Player of the Year, senior forward Kylee Shook also being name the ACC Defensive Player of the Year.    

2018 - Asia Durr Louisville Senior ACC Player of the Year Dana Evans earned Sixth Player of the Year

2017 - Junior Asia Durr named ACC Player of the Year, Jeff Walz as the ACC Coach of the Year.

2016 - Asia Durr and Myisha Hines Allen named to the All ACC First Team, Mariya Moore, Jr., named to All ACC Second team

2015 - Myisha Hines-Allen Louisville Sophomore named ACC Player of the Year

2014 - All ACC Second and Freshman team Mariya Moore, Fr., G, Louisville

Shoni never played in the ACC but probably would have been All-ACC every year)

Louisville ranks 5th in the league in Players of the Year with 5.  Duke leads with 8 and Maryland had 6 while they were in the conference.   Evans became the first player in ACC basketball history (men or women) to receive the conference’s Sixth Player of the Year honor and later earn Player of the Year.

All of this to say,  since landing Coach Jeff Walz and joining the ACC, Louisville's rise to national prominence has been apparent and exciting.  We've witnessed the growth and competition of the conference as a whole over the last handful of seasons.  I still believe in the process and this Louisville coaching staff will return to the final game, END THE SEASON WITH A WIN INSTEAD OF A LOSS,  and finally get over that hump! 

More Softball buzz 

Pitcher Izzy Harrison will join the Cardinals after two seasons at Kentucky. She made 27 appearances with 10 starts and delivered 47 strikeouts in 42.2 innings of work.  She helped the Cats appear in back to back NCAA Regionals the past 2 seasons. She was 2-0 in 2021-22 and 1-3 in 2022-23. Izzy never pitched against the Cards in her two years at UK. 

Welcome to the Ville Izzy !  

As always
Go Cards! 



  1. It's the big one, the natty, that has escaped Walz and the Cards. How long will it take?

    Nick O

  2. One day UofL Wbb will win the NCAA championship ! Go Cards.......!


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