Guess who’s team vaulted to No. 12 in the nation from 24th this week. That would be the one coached by Anne Kordes at the University of Louisville, with decisive volleyball wins over Purdue and Illinois last weekend.

Her team is 8-1 this season and next faces Middle Tennessee State Friday at the KFC Yum! Center. MTSU knocked UofL out of the NCAA Tournament in 2007.

Kordes competed for UofL during her senior season after transferring from the University of Cincinnati. She played high school competition at Assumption.

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By Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.

6 thoughts on “Kordes making waves with UofL volleyball”
  1. Jumping for joy here for a #12 ranking for UofL Volleyball.

    MTSU eliminated UofL from the NCAA tourney in 2007. The other recent NCAA tournament matchup with MTSU was when we beat them in the first round in 2010 to advance…to be eliminated by Purdue. Last year, we beat Ball State in the first round to advance…to be eliminated by Purdue.


  2. Anne Kordes is building upon the already excellent UofL Volleyball program that existed when she arrived here. Freshmen additions Katie George, Carly Sahagian and Haley Pouliezos have contributed right off the bat and transfers Courtney Robinson and Hannah Kvitle have as well.

    Then there’s Lola, who words probably can’t describe properly. Add Caitlin, Brooke, Emily, Gwen, Tanya and Kaitlynn and you have a team that has already knocked off four top 25 opponents.

    #12 with a bullet. Top ten next.

  3. Anne has extended her passion and excitement to Louisville volleyball. If you haven’t been to see the #12 ranked team play this year, you still have time. See you Friday night.

  4. Anne Kordes is trying to build the volleyball program at U of L. Please, Louisville and Kentuckiana, come out and support this program. Anne wants to get the community involved. You can be a part of this growth. The players make an effort to show their appreciation. They have visited the fans after the games. Make a walk around into the upper deck and shake hands and thank you for coming out. The players hang around after the games and sign posters and autographs. The coaches are always thanking the fans, so please join in this march to the final four, to be held here in Louisville in December. Go Cards!

    1. Thanks for commenting Gary and John. UofL volleyball obviously has an avid fan base. It’s a fun sport with plenty of suspense and action. The observer will definitely be making an appearance or two or three. Stay in touch.

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