Hailey Van Lith and Peyton Verhulst Receive ACC Preseason Honors

Louisville sophomore Hailey Van Lith was named to the All-ACC preseason team. Van Lith had a really good freshman season that helped catapult her into a really great offseason.

Hailey Van Lith was a 2020-2021 All-ACC Freshman team member. During her freshman campaign, she averaged 11.2ppg, 5.2rpg, 2.1 apg, and 1.2 spg. Meanwhile this summer, Hailey represented the USA in multiple 3×3 tournaments.

Payton Verhulst, Louisville’s talented incoming freshman, was named to the Newcomer Watch List. Verhulst was named the overall Female Athlete Of The Year earlier this year. During the summer, Payton won gold at the 2021 FIBA U19 World Cup. She also represented Louisville at the 2021 Red Bull USA Basketball 3×3 Nationals.

Payton is a very accomplished player coming out of Bishop Miege in Kansas. She looks to become an immediate impact player for UofL.

To read more about Van Lith’s and Verhulst’s All-ACC accolades, check out the press release below:

Press Release:

Van Lith Named Preseason All-ACC, Cardinals Picked Second

Freshman Payton Verhulst was named to the Newcomer Watch List.


On the Web: https://uofl.me/3pisrwr

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville sophomore guard Hailey Van Lith has been selected to the 2021-22 Preseason All-ACC Team, while freshman guard Payton Verhulst has been named to the Newcomer Watch List.
In addition, the Cardinals were picked second in the league after claiming four consecutive regular season titles. The Cardinals received seven first-place votes from the Blue Ribbon Panel for a total of 789 points and one first-place vote from the head coaches to finish with 207 points.

Van Lith started every game for Louisville last season en route to being named to the ACC All-Freshman Team. She was named to the ACC All-Tournament Team, All-ACC Academic Team and twice was named ACC Freshman of the Week.

She ranked third on the team with 11.2 points and 5.2 rebounds, while chipping in 2.1 assists per game. She shot 49-128 (.383) from 3-point range and 44-53 (.830) from the free throw line.

Verhulst was USA Today National Female Athlete of the Year, Kansas’ Girls Basketball Player of the Year and overall Female Athlete of the Year and a McDonald’s All-American.

Over the summer, she helped USA Basketball Women’s U19 Team win gold at the 2021 FIBA U19 World Cup in Debrecen, Hungary. She contributed three points, six rebounds and two assists in the 70-52 win over Australia in the final.

Louisville is picked second in the ACC behind first-place NC State. The Cardinals and Wolfpack were the only two schools to receive first-place votes in the Blue Ribbon and Coaches’ polls.

The Cardinals host an exhibition at the KFC Yum! Center against Union University (Tenn.) on Thursday, Nov. 4. They open the 2021-22 campaign against defending NCAA runner-up Arizona in Sioux Falls, S.D., on Friday, Nov. 12.

For the latest on Louisville women’s basketball, visit GoCards.com, follow the team’s Twitter account at @UofLWBB or on Facebook at facebook.com/UofLWBB.

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