Kellie Young (center, with blonde ponytail) had some words of encouragement for members of her University of Louisville lacrosse team after their 11-8 loss to Northwestern in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament at Evanston Sunday.
Northwestern has won seven of the last nine national championships in 10 straight trips to the NCAA. In other words, the UofL lacrosse team was competing against a dynasty.
The year’s trip was the first for the Cardinals but certainly not the last — as Northwestern can attest. Kelli Young’s program has come a long way in six seasons.
With its impressive play in the NCAA Tournament, the UofL lacrosse team wedged itself into the collective heart of many Louisville fans.