Louisville Cardinals softball

The Louisville Cardinals softball team represents University of Louisville in NCAA Division I college softball. The team participates in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Cardinals are currently led by head coach Holly Aprile. The team plays its home games at Ulmer Stadium located on the university's campus.[2]

Louisville Cardinals softball
Louisville Cardinals wordmark.svg
UniversityUniversity of Louisville
Head coachHolly Aprile (2nd season)
LocationLouisville, KY
Home stadiumUlmer Stadium (Capacity: 2500)
ColorsRed and black[1]
NCAA Tournament appearances
2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019
Conference Tournament championships
Big East
2007, 2012


Conference championships

Big East
2006, 2012



Coaching historyEdit

Years Coach Record %
2000-2018 Sandy Pearsall
2019-Present Holly Aprile



Conference ChampionshipsEdit

Season Conference Record Head Coach
2005 Conference USA 20-4 Sandy Pearsall
2006 Big East Conference 19-3 Sandy Pearsall
2012 Big East Conference 20-2 Sandy Pearsall

Conference Tournament ChampionshipsEdit

Year Conference Tournament Location Head Coach
2007 Big East Conference South Bend, IN Sandy Pearsall
2012 Big East Conference Notre Dame, IN Sandy Pearsall
2014 American Athletic Conference Houston, TX Sandy Pearsall

Coaching staffEdit

Name Position coached Consecutive season at
Louisville in current position
Holly Aprile Head coach 1st
Griffin Joiner Assistant Coach 1st
Ashley Lane Assistant Coach 1st
Giorgiana Zeremenko Volunteer Assistant Coach 1st
Alexis Silkwood Graduate Manager 1st
Casey Bonk Director of Operations

Awards and HonorsEdit

Conference Awards and HonorsEdit


Conference USA Player of the YearEdit

  • Courtney Moore, 2005

Conference USA Freshman of the YearEdit

  • Audrey Rendon, 2004

Big East Player of the YearEdit

  • Melissa Roth, 2009
  • Chelsea Bemis, 2010

Big East Pitcher of the YearEdit

  • Catherine Bishop, 2006


  1. ^ "Louisville Athletics - Louisville Sports Information". March 26, 2015. Retrieved April 19, 2017.
  2. ^ "Ulmer Stadium". GoCards.com. Louisville Cardinals. Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Louisville Softball Record Book" (PDF). GoCards.com. Louisville Cardinals. Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Louisville Softball Coaches". GoCards.com. Louisville Cardinals. Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Conference USA Softball Record Book" (PDF). ConferenceUSA.com. Conference USA. Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Big East Softball Record Book" (PDF). BigEast.com. THE BIG EAST CONFERENCE. Retrieved 16 May 2019.