Three New Year’s resolutions for Louisville athletics

Samuell Williamson #10 of the Louisville Cardinals . (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
Samuell Williamson #10 of the Louisville Cardinals . (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) /
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New Year’s resolutions are a holiday tradition. Here are three we want to come true for Louisville athletics.

Every year, many people pick the same kind of New Year’s resolutions. They will go to the gym five days a week. They will be a better person or take the next step in their careers. Do some come true? Sure. But the gym visits come to an abrupt end for some before January has even passed. It is a tradition as old as time.

Well, we’ve got some traditions we really want to come true in 2021 for Louisville athletics. Some may come up short, but that is why we set the goals that we do. Right?

It has been quite the year for everyone between battles of Covid and the hardships of many due to the international pandemic. Sports have taken a step back in importance for just a year. We should all hope things start to take a turn for normalcy once again in 2021.

But Louisville athletics trudge on and we have some goals for them in 2021. The football program came up way short on the field in 2020 and the while both basketball programs are off to a good start, we have some things we are crossing our fingers for come the new year.

Let’s talk about three New Year’s resolutions for Louisville athletics.

Women’s basketball wins the ‘Natty

The Cardinal women have not touched the floor in over three weeks thanks to Covid measures. They will finally return to the court on Jan. 2 after a 24-day break from action.

With multiple stars spread across the floor, this team has the goods to win it all in March/April. Senior Dana Evans leads the pack while freshman Hailey Van Lith has been a huge addition as a freshman to the team.

A former five-star prospect, Van Lith has made herself feel right at home immediately for the Cardinals.  Known for her ridiculous handle, she has made multiple defenders look silly already in just five games. At 5’7″, she is already one of the best pound-for-pound rebounders on the team.

With Van Lith and other star McDonald’s All-American in freshman Olivia Cochran (13.8 points and 9 rebounds per game) giving such huge contribution already, the Cardinals are dangerous players come March.

Despite only playing five games and having such a long break, the women are ranked No. 2 in the country and have looked every bit of deserving that spot.

We want these women to win the 2021 National Championship after coming so close in 2009, 2013, and 2018.

This feels like the year. We want it to come true. Let’s make it happen.