Building a Dynasty | Celebrating a Legacy of Empowerment and Excellence Under Coach Misty Hodges

BUILDING A DYNASTY Written By Tiffany Felts Under the legendary stewardship of head coach Misty Hodges, the University of Louisville All Girl cheerleading team has built a legacy of pushing boundaries and setting new standards that reverberate across the cheerleading world. As an alumna of this iconic team, I have witnessed firsthand the transformative power of Misty Hodges’ coaching, and I am deeply honored to share her impact on the sport, the program, and the thousands of female cheerleaders – old and new. A Legacy of Excellence Misty Hodges embarked on her journey in [...]

By |2024-05-23T10:06:00-04:00May 23, 2024|Digital Exclusives, Life & Style, Passions|

Women Who Play to Win | Hometown Heroes Anna DeBeer & Elena Scott

HOMETOWN HEROES Anna DeBeer & Elena Scott Lead Louisville Volleyball to New Heights Anna DeBeer and Elena Scott,  both hailing from Louisville, have become the dynamic duo driving the University of Louisville volleyball team to unprecedented success. Their journeys from local high school stars to collegiate standouts have not only showcased their individual talents but also highlighted the strength of their partnership on the court. Together, they embody the spirit of teamwork, positivity, and leadership that defines Louisville volleyball. Their contributions have propelled the Cardinals to an undefeated regular season (2021), two Final Fours [...]

By |2024-05-22T18:40:09-04:00May 22, 2024|Digital Exclusives, Life & Style, Passions|

Women Who Play to Win | Reilyn Turner

REILYN TURNER RACING LOUISVILLE #image_title In the world of women's professional soccer, few stars shine as brightly as Reilyn Turner. The young forward, who recently transitioned from a stellar career at UCLA to Racing Louisville FC, who carries more than just her impressive stats into the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL). Turner brings with her a promise of leadership, resilience, and a passion for pushing the boundaries of the sport. At UCLA, Turner was nothing short of sensational. A four-time All-Pac-12 selection and the first player in the program's history to win the [...]

By |2024-05-22T18:31:26-04:00May 22, 2024|Digital Exclusives, Life & Style, Passions|

Women Who Play to Win | Gabi Leon

GABI LEON PROFESSIONAL POLE VAULTER Photo by Julie Fuster Few events blend grace, power, and precision like pole vaulting. Among the elite competitors stands Gabi Leon, whose journey to professional pole vaulting is as inspiring as it is unique. Gabi’s path to pole vaulting was an unexpected one, filled with trials, triumphs, and a relentless pursuit of excellence. Gabi’s journey began unexpectedly in high school. Initially passionate about soccer, a persistent algebra teacher convinced her to try pole vaulting. “I was terrified at first,” Gabi recalls, “but I fell in love with [...]

By |2024-05-22T18:32:21-04:00May 22, 2024|Career, Digital Exclusives, Life & Style, Passions|

Women Who Play to Win | Dani Busboom Kelly

DANI BUSBOOM KELLY UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE VOLLEYBALL COACH Written by Tiffany Felts Photos by University of Louisville athletics Dani Busboom Kelly’s journey from a standout player to an accomplished coach is a testament to her passion for volleyball. Since taking the helm at the University of Louisville in 2016, she has transformed the Cardinals into a powerhouse, driving them to historic achievements and instilling a culture of excellence both on and off the court. Transitioning from setter to libero during her collegiate career at Nebraska, she gained invaluable insights into the game, [...]

By |2024-05-23T10:14:36-04:00May 22, 2024|Digital Exclusives, Life & Style, Passions|

The Journey of a Tennis Prodigy

THE JOURNEY OF A TENNIS PRODUGY WRITTEN BY: JENNY J. PHOTOS BY: SEAN Mcinnis #image_title In the world of competitive tennis, the journey to becoming a professional athlete is often a tale of individual triumph. However, for Julie Roberts, her ascent in the sport is as much a story of maternal dedication and support as it is about her own burgeoning talent. Julie, who is now following in the formidable footsteps of her mother, former tennis pro Courtney Roberts, embodies the spirit of determination and passion. Their story, a vivid tapestry of commitment, [...]

By |2024-05-23T11:04:50-04:00May 21, 2024|Career, Digital Exclusives, Life & Style, Passions|
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