Louisville commits describe hometown legacy, excitement for future Thursday, May 26 2022 

By Louisville Male High School’s student paper, thebrooknbreck

Since 1856, Louisville Male High School has had an athletic legacy that extends past Preston Highway, to a school 10 minutes away: the University of Louisville.

Selah Brown, class of 2022, and Kaleb Glenn, class of 2023, are two athletes  attending Male and looking forward to continuing their athletic career as “Hometown Heroes.”

Both have expressed that they would like their legacy at Male to be left as one of the “greatest” football/basketball players to walk through Male, and have worked hard to both earn this title and continue it at Louisville.

Kaleb Glenn: One of the “Greatest to Ever Play at Male”

U of L commit Kaleb Glenn, from his Instagram

Tim Haworth, Glenn’s former basketball coach, said “[The] sky’s the limit for Kaleb. He’s one of the most humble and hardworking kids I’ve ever been around.”

Haworth had met with Glenn before and after school every day this year, bringing in trainers or personal coaches to work with him. Haworth is dedicated to coaching Glenn, saying he is going down as one of the greatest to ever play at Male. 

Haworth also believes Glenn has a chance to be an NBA player one day if he keeps working as he does. Glenn himself has similar goals while at Louisville, hoping to get better while enjoying his time and then hopefully get drafted.

Glenn values hard work and it is one of the things he prides himself on. One of his biggest role models is the 2021 Finals MVP and 2021 NBA Champion Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks because he is a good guy that values hard work. Glenn hopes to inspire people to work hard and is excited to continue this legacy of work ethic at Louisville. 

Selah Brown: “The Next Chris Redman From the Defensive Side”

Selah Brown has similar goals at Louisville, where he hopes to rep Louisville across his chest the best way he can. This includes both on and off the field. He wants not only an academic degree but also an ACC championship during his time at the university.

Chris Wolfe, Male’s head football coach said, “Selah is probably one of the most inspirational players that I’ve coached, as far as the

U of L commit Selah Brown, from his Instagram

way he interacts with his teammates, the way he interacts with his coaches, and even the faculty members. There seems to be true love for Selah. He has had a pretty remarkable run and it’s going to compare to the elite classes that we’ve had at Male.”

Wolfe compares Selah to being the next Chris Redman (former U of L quarterback from 1996-2000) from the defensive side saying, “Chris Redman is probably the most popular U of L player and Male graduate. Selah might be in that same category, but to do it from the defensive side would be pretty impressive.”

When talking to Chris Redman, he said Male was a great school to prepare him for Louisville. Redman is the third generation in his family to play football at Louisville, valuing this legacy of growth for the Louisville football program. In attending both Male and Louisville, Redman created valued relationships with his classmates, teammates, and coaches.

Continuing at U of L

Redman described the special relationship between college athletes who choose to stay in their hometown and their fans. “Fans appreciate athletes continuing their career in Louisville,” he said. “Utilize all the help and opportunities there.” This is something both Glenn and Brown have expressed excitement for.

Brown has worked with Coach Satterfield since his freshman year of high school and is thrilled to continue developing his relationship with Coach Satterfield at Louisville. “I know I am getting a good coach out of him,” he said.

Both Brown and Glenn value family-oriented programs and strong relationships, which is one of the main reasons Glenn chose Louisville. “Going into the recruiting process, I was open to everyone, but Louisville was that school that built a great relationship with me,” he said.

As Glenn continues to develop his relationship with the new head coach, Kenny Payne, he said he likes what he [Payne) brings to the table.

Brown and Glenn, like Redman and many other Male Alumni before them, are continuing on the transitional legacy that dozens of student-athletes take from Male High School to the University of Louisville.

The tradition is likely to be continued, as several underclass prospects at Male are also considering Louisville. It will be exciting and interesting to watch their journies. 

Editors Note: This story was written in collaboration with the students of Louisville Male High School. More stories from their newspaper can be accessed here. 

Photo Courtesy // Instagram //

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U of L Lacrosse ready to take program to next level Friday, Feb 11 2022 

By Daniel Rankin —

“The (term) rebuild is out now,” stated U of L Lacrosse Head Coach Scott Teeter at the annual media day. “No more excuses, It’s time to advance the program.”

With the 2022 season fast approaching for the Cards, Teeter is confident that the program is ready to take the next step forward. In 2017, when Teeter took control of the program, he only had 20 active players to work with on his roster.

Now Teeter brings a strong and diverse roster of 37 players to the field. Part of this team includes fifth-year Captain Caroline Blalock. After being named on both the IWLCA All-Region and All-ACC Second team, the team has an experienced player to look to for leadership on the field. Blalock ranks third all-time in U of L program history with 78 caused turnovers, fourth with 127 ground balls, fifth with 38 assists and sixth with 105 draw controls.

Having experienced upperclassmen isn’t the only piece Teeter is excited about for this upcoming season. The Cards also bring an impressive class of 10 freshmen to the team. “We have freshmen that are going to play right away and may even start,” stated Teeter, who explained that the younger players will elevate and push the returning players’ game forward. “With that competition, they are a massive reason why this program is ready for the next level.”

Advancing to that next level and making the NCAA Tournament is a prime goal for the program, but it will be tough playing in the ACC that Teeter states is “the best conference” for lacrosse. Competing against strong opponents is nothing new to the program after facing the No. 1 most challenging schedule in 2021.

Dropping close losses to top-ranked teams such as Duke, Boston College and Virginia were learning experiences for the Cards, but Coach Teeter says the team is ready and confident to face them again.

Winning against the top programs in the sport would be a massive step forward from Teeter’s first days as head coach. “Everything had to go right for us to win, but now there is an expectation that we can compete and win against these teams,” noted Teeter. “The next step is to win them. We have to find a way to win those tight games when the game is on the line.”

The Cards will open the season on a road trip to Colorado, where they will face two likely tournament teams in Colorado University and the University of Denver. “We have to be firing on all cylinders right from the gate.”

The first home game for the Cardinals will be Feb. 18 against Marquette University. Admission will be free for the general public and students.

Photo Courtesy by Carl Schmid // U of L Athletics

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U of L women’s basketball takes down ranked Duke Tuesday, Feb 1 2022 

By Daniel Rankin —

On Jan. 30, the No. 5 ranked Louisville Cardinals beat the Duke University Blue Devils in an ACC showdown. With their fifth ranked-win of the season, the Cards improve to 18-2 and 8-1 in conference play.

Sophomore guard Hailey Van Lith had another stellar performance, leading the way with 17 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists. Freshman guard Payton Verhulst, having earned significant minutes off the bench, backed it up with a career-high 13 points.

In the first half, the Cards dominated much of the action with an impressive shooting performance and a highly pressured defense, forcing Duke to take poor shots and turnovers. Louisville started the second half with a 20-point lead and was well-positioned to win.

However, Duke closed the gap, making it an extremely competitive and close game thanks to substantial three-point shooting in the third quarter.

After struggling during the middle part of the game, Van Lith made 8 of her 17 points in the fourth quarter, which was crucial with Duke continuing to apply pressure late in the game. Freshman guard Shayeann Day-Wilson stood out for the Blue Devils with 25 points, keeping them extremely close. However, she fouled out of the game late in the fourth.

There shouldn’t be too many negative takeaways after extending a three-game winning streak and beating a tough-ranked ACC opponent. However, the usually elite defense from the Cardinals struggled at times, allowing an uncommonly high .488 field goal percentage and over .500 3 point percentage by the Blue Devils.

“I thought we did some good things offensively in the first half,” stated Louisville Head Coach Jeff Walz, but he took issue with the officiating in the second half. In reference to the referees, Walz said, “There’s no flow to it; they make calls that have no impact on anything, both sides.”

Up next, the Cardinals, now ranked No. 4 at the time of writing, will hit the road for three games starting with the University of Miami on February 1. The next home game for the Cards will be on February 10 against the University of Virginia.

Photo by Daniel Rankin // The Louisville Cardinal

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Chris Mack leaving post as men’s head basketball coach Wednesday, Jan 26 2022 

By Daniel Rankin —

Jan. 26 marks the end of an era, as the U of L Board of Trustees and U of L Athletic Association announced the departure of men’s head basketball coach Chris Mack.

The decision comes as the Cards are about to miss the NCAA tournament for the second year in a row with an 11-9 record this season. They also currently have an 8th place 5-5 record in the ACC.

“Coaching transitions are always difficult, especially during the course of the season, but Chris and I agreed that it is in the best interests of our student-athletes that he step aside immediately,” said Interim Athletic Director Josh Heird. “We will always prioritize our student-athletes and do all that we can to ensure that they have an incredible experience at Louisville. I want to thank Chris and his family for their service to the University and we wish them the very best in their next chapter.”

Mack finishes his tenure at U of L with an overall record of 68-37 and without any NCAA Tournament victories.

During Mack’s first year as head coach in 2018, the Cards entered the Tournament with a No. 7 ranking, but took a loss to No. 10 Minnesota in the first round.

In the 2019-20 season, expectations were high for the team, as their pre-season ranking was No. 5, and achieved the No. 1 spot midseason for two weeks. However, the NCAA Tournament was cancelled in March due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020-21 season saw multiple game cancellations for the Cardinals and they were the first team without an invitation to the tournament.

After some staff turnover, which included an extortion attempt by former assistant coach Dino Gaudio, Mack was suspended six games without pay by the University last November.

Assistant Coach Mike Pegues will be taking over as interim head coach.

Now U of L will begin the national search to find the next coach of the U of L men’s basketball team.

Photo Courtesy of Jeff Reinking // Louisville Athletics

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U of L men’s basketball loses their ninth game this season Tuesday, Jan 25 2022 

By: Hannah Walker–

On Jan. 24, Louisville men’s basketball played an away game against the Virginia Cavaliers, and lost with a final score of 64-52.

This is the second loss in a row.Tthe team has lost nine game already this season.

During the first half of the game, U of L was already off to a rocky start. Virginia received the ball at tipoff, and scored five points before the Cards could get on the scoreboard.

U of L started to pick up on offense, when freshman guard/forward Dre Davis made four points for U of L with his driving layup and jumper during the first half.

Before halftime started, U of L continued to score when graduate guard Jarrod West made an impressive three-point jumper, but it wasn’t enough to put the Cards in the lead. U of L went into the second half with a score of 35-23.

During the second half, Louisville tried to catch back up. U of L came out strong when West made a driving layup during the first 30 seconds of the game. However, Virginia continued to battle with the Cards to keep their lead.

West continued to make three point jumpers, and remained the star player of the night, but it wasn’t enough for the Cards to take home the win. U of L lost with a final score of 64-52.

Louisville men’s basketball will be back at KFC Yum! Center on Jan. 29 at 12:00 p.m. to play against Duke University.


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Women’s Basketball Rebounds In Win Against Wake Forest Tuesday, Jan 25 2022 

By Daniel Rankin–

On Jan 23, The Louisville Cardinals rebounded after their NC State loss by beating the Wake Forest Deacons 72-60.

The Cards are now 16-2 with a 6-1 ACC record on the season. Sophomore guard Hailey Van Lith impressed with a 17-point game and a career-high six assists.

The game started extremely tight, with both teams shooting well, including a few critical threes from Wake Forest that kept them ahead for most of the first quarter. Freshman guard Payton Verhulst, who  has started to earn some vital minutes on the team,  knocked down a three late in the first to keep the Cards within range, 22-21 going into the second.

Both teams continued to trade baskets back and forth starting the second quarter. Eventually, the Cardinal’s defense found a way to shut down the Deacons, prompting a massive 19-0 run to end the first half. The Cards shot a staggering 10-13 behind the 3 point line taking control of the game.

Coming out of the locker room, the Cards picked up right where they left off, extending a 32-0 run.

“Mykasa Robinson came into the game and changed our defensive mindset,” said head coach Jeff Walz, who credited the senior for sparking the big run. “She’s as tough of a kid as I’ve ever coached, and she just makes things happen.” Robinson forced multiple turnovers on defense  in addition to her 2 points and a season-high seven assists

The Cards slowed down offensively in the fourth quarter allowing more players down the rotation to receive playing time.

Overall this was a good win coming off a tough ACC loss; the Cardinals put together a complete game on both sides of the game against a quality conference opponent. The defense was able to shine as usual, but the offense and 3 point shooting, in particular, stood out the most and will hopefully propel the Cards forward as we grow closer to tournament season. Next for the Cards is Florida State this Thursday, Jan 27, at the KFC Yum! Center.

Photo by Daniel Rankin / / The Louisville Cardinal 


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U of L men’s basketball wins against Boston College Thursday, Jan 20 2022 

By Hannah Walker —

Louisville men’s basketball beat Boston College 67-54 at the KFC Yum! Arena on Wednesday.

After losing the last three games, U of L men’s basketball pulled out a win at home against the Eagles.

During the first half of the game, the teams were neck and neck. With 00:27 left in the first half, redshirt sophomore forward Jae’lyn Withers made a layup and gave Louisville a two-point lead.

Senior guard Noah Locke and junior forward Sydney Curry were the star players of the game. Their performances allowed the Cards to go into halftime with a score of 30-28.

At the beginning of the second half, both teams battled to get ahead. However, U of L started to keep a steady lead 12:26 into the second half.

Fifth year forward/center Malik Williams defended the team by making consistent rebounds, and the team’s offense continued to improve as the game came to an end. This gave U of L the final win for the night.

Louisville men’s basketball will be back at home to play Notre Dame Jan. 22 at 4:00 p.m.

Photo courtesy of Lucas Niemi // U of L Athletics

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Women’s basketball picks up win against Syracuse at home Monday, Jan 17 2022 

By Daniel Rankin —

On a Jan 13 ACC Battle, the UofL Women’s Basketball team faced Syracuse University and won with a final score of 84-71. With this win, the Cards now move to 14-1 on the season and an undefeated 4-0 in conference play.

Though Louisville had the lead for most of the game, the two schools were extremely tight as Syracuse stayed neck-and-neck with the Cardinals. Sophomore guard Hailey Van Lith started the game with an impressive 9-point shooting performance in the first quarter.

Running into some early foul trouble, Syracuse struggled to keep up with the Cards. However, late shots by Syracuse closed the gap and kept the score close going into the second quarter at 23-18.

In the second quarter, Louisville could not increase their lead as both teams were tied with 17 points. With some close and intense battles in the paint, the game started to get more aggressive. Forward senior Emily Engstler, a recent U of L transfer, received a technical foul after having verbal conflict with the referees.

The Cards’ defense started to struggle in the second half, allowing multiple 3-point shots. The team also made some costly turnovers in the paint, allowing Syracuse to catch up and even take the lead late in the third quarter.

However, the fourth quarter saw a much improved and dominant Louisville team outscoring the Orange 25-15 to finish the game. The Cardinals forced multiple turnovers, allowing Van Lith and redshirt senior guard Kianna Smith to score and put the game out of reach.

After returning from a brief pause caused by a COVID-19 outbreak, Louisville excelled offensively but seemed to struggle defensively. However, Head Coach Jeff Walz noted that he expected some struggles with less practice recently.

The Cards will play next against ACC title contender NC State on Thursday, Jan. 20.

Photo by Daniel Rankin // The Louisville Cardinal

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U of L men’s basketball takes loss against Pittsburgh Monday, Jan 17 2022 

By Hannah Walker–

On Saturday, Jan. 15, Louisville men’s basketball lost in an away game against Pittsburgh with a final score of 65-53.

During the first 11 minutes of the game, U of L took the lead. Junior guard El Ellis and sophomore guard/forward Dre Davis gained a total of five points each during the first half of the game and the team’s offense was off to a great start. However, with 4:56 left in the first half, Pittsburgh took the lead with a score of 28-24 going into halftime.

During the second half of the game, Louisville made an attempt to catch back up. Senior guard Noah Locke was able to score seven points during the last half and fifth year forward/center Malik Williams scored eight points before the game ended. However, it was not enough to catch up to Pittsburgh. U of L travelled home with a loss to the Panthers.

Louisville men’s basketball will be back on their home court to play against Boston College on Jan. 19 at 7:00 p.m.

Photo courtesy of Adam Creech// U of L Athletics

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U of L men’s basketball falls short to DePaul Monday, Dec 13 2021 

By: Hannah Walker–

On Dec. 10, U of L men’s basketball faced DePaul University on their home court, and lost with a final score of 62-55.

During the start of the game, Louisville took the lead. Fifth year forward/center Malik Williams was one of the top performers with 13 points during the first half, with sophomore forward Matt Cross following with an additional 7 points. DePaul tried to take  the lead with 05:06 left on the clock, but U of L managed to stay ahead with a score of 29-26 going into the break.

At the start of second quarter, the Cards continued to score, and stay ahead of DePaul. However, DePaul took the lead with 05:44 left on the clock. U of L began to lose reach of the win, and ended the game with a final score of 62-55.

Louisville men’s basketball will be back for another home game on Dec. 14 at 6:00 p.m against Southeastern Louisiana.

Photo courtesy of Lucas Niemi// U of L Athletics

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