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LEWIS | Louisville women picked 3rd in ACC

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Louisville, KY (WDRB) – The Louisville Cardinals womens basketball team is picked to finish third in their inaugural season in the ACC.

Voters at ACC Media Day in Greensboro, NC chose Notre Dame as the top team in the league. Duke was picked second.

U of L has eight letterwinners returning from last season's Elite Eight team, including senior forward Sara Hammond, who earned a spot on the preseason all-ACC team.

Hammond averaged more than 10 points and nearly six rebounds per game last year.

Louisville freshmen Myisha Hines-Allen was named to the ACC coaches Newcomer Watch List and  Mariya Moore won a spot on the ACC Blue Ribbon Panel's Newcomer Watch List.

Head coach Jeff Walz notched 33 wins last year, the second-highest overall win total in school history.

Blue Ribbon Panel ACC Preseason Poll

1. Notre Dame (835 points, 38 first place votes)

2. Duke (733, 1 first place vote)

3. Louisville (724, 2 first place votes)

4. North Carolina (707)

5. Florida State (545)

6. Syracuse (536)

7. Georgia Tech (508)

8. Miami (421)

9. NC State (407)

10. Virginia (334)

11. Wake Forest (295)

12. Virginia Tech (184)

13. Boston College (178)

14. Clemson (169)

15. Pittsburgh (144)

Blue Ribbon Panel Preseason All-ACC Team

Elizabeth Williams, Sr., C/F, Duke

Kaela Davis, So., G, Georgia Tech

Sara Hammond, Sr., F, Louisville

Allisha Gray, So., G, North Carolina

Stephanie Mavunga, So, F, North Carolina

Xylina McDaniel, Jr., F, North Carolina

Lindsay Allen, So., G, Notre Dame

Jewell Loyd, Jr., G, Notre Dame

Brittney Sykes, Jr., G, Syracuse

Dearica Hamby, Sr., F, Wake Forest

Blue Ribbon Panel Preseason ACC Player of the Year

Jewell Loyd, Jr., G, Notre Dame

Blue Ribbon Panel ACC Newcomer Watch List

Sierra Calhoun, Fr., G/F, Duke

Rebecca Greenwell, R-Fr., G, Duke

Shakayla Thomas, Fr., F, Florida State

Mariya Moore, Fr., G, Louisville

Brianna Turner, Fr., G, Notre Dame

ACC Head Coaches Preseason Poll

1. Notre Dame (223 points, 14 first place votes)

2. Duke (196, 1 first place vote)

3. Louisville (194)

4. North Carolina (193)

5. Florida State (152)

6. Syracuse (149)

7. Georgia Tech (136)

8. Miami (117)

9. Virginia (98)

10. NC State (87)

11. Wake Forest (82)

12. Virginia Tech (54)

13. Clemson (44)

14. Pittsburgh (43)

15. Boston College (32)

Coaches' Preseason All-ACC Team

Nikki Dixon, Sr., G, Clemson

Elizabeth Williams, Sr., C/F, Duke

Kaela Davis, So., G, Georgia Tech

Sara Hammond, Sr., F, Louisville

Allisha Gray, So., G, North Carolina

Stephanie Mavunga, So, F, North Carolina

Lindsay Allen, So., G, Notre Dame

Jewell Loyd, Jr., G, Notre Dame

Brittney Sykes, G, Syracuse

Dearica Hamby, Sr., F, Wake Forest

Coaches' Preseason ACC Player of the Year

Jewell Loyd, Jr., G, Notre Dame

Coaches ACC Newcomer Watch List

Sierra Calhoun, Fr., G/F, Duke

Rebecca Greenwell, R-Fr., G, Duke

Shakayla Thomas, Fr., F, Florida State

Myisha Hines-Allen, Fr., F, Louisville

Brianna Turner, Fr., G, Notre Dame
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