A trio of Division I commits highlights the preseason All-Metro squad for Louisville.
Here is our look at Louisville’s best to start the season:
FORWARDS: Ballard listsas a midfielder — the gaudy stats show otherwise. Last year the junior netted 34 goals with 18 assists to rank among the state points leaders. Sanchez was a first-team all-state pick in 2020. … Emma Wright put up modest numbers in 2020, but it was enough to earn her all-state honorable mention status. Wright finished with nine goals and six assists.
MIDFIELDERS: Kentucky commitleads a talented pool of midfielders in the Louisville area this season. The Sacred Heart senior scored 14 goals last year while earning all-state first-team honors for the state championship-winning squad. … Cincinnati commit is a returning all-state first-team performer. The Assumption senior netted five goals and had a team-high 13 assists. … Ballard senior earned all-state first-team honors last year after scoring 20 goals and adding 26 assists. … was an honorable mention all-state pick a year ago. The senior had 16 goals and four assists last year while spending time as both a defender and attacking player. … Mercy Academy senior Jansen Story picked up all-state honorable mention accolades in 2020 after a 15-goal, four-assist season. … DuPont Manual senior Paige Neal recorded 10 goals and four assists last season.
DEFENDERS: Assumption seniorwas an all-state second-team honoree last year. She has committed to Louisville. … South Oldham junior picked up all-state honorable mention honors last year after helping the team to an 11-2-1 season.
GOALKEEPER: Sacred Heart Ameerah Maamry gets the nod despite never having played a high school match. The incoming freshman, however, comes into the high school scene with loads of club accolades, including being named the US Youth Soccer Great Lakes Conference goalkeeper of the year in 2019.
|GK||Ameerah Maamry||Sacred Heart Academy||Fr.|
|D||Audrey King||South Oldham||So.|
|D/M||Lilly Andres||Christian Academy||Sr.|
|M||Mallory Glass||Sacred Heart Academy||Sr.||Kentucky|
|M||Jansen Story||Mercy Academy||Sr.|
|F||Emma Wright||Bullit East||Sr.|