Elveroth MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List…Junior forward Emil Elveroth has been named to the watch list for the 2019 MAC Hermann Trophy presented by World Wide Technology, as announced by the United Soccer Coaches and the Missouri Athletic Club ACCNX Broadcast Making the Rounds…Of the current 24 Division I soccer conferences, Louisville has taken on at least one school in all but one of those leagues. The only remaining conferences the Cardinals have yet to play is the Northeast Conference. Elveroth and 35 other men’s players were named to the watch list. He is one of only two forwards on the list from the ACC. The MAC Hermann Trophy is the most prestigious individual award in college soccer. It has been presented annually since 1967 and honors the United Soccer Coaches National Players of the Year in NCAA Division I men’s and women’s soccer based on voting conducted by NCAA Division I coaches. ACC Preseason Poll…Louisville was picked to finish second in the ACC Atlantic Division in 2019 in a vote of the conference’s 12 head coaches The Cardinals totaled 48 points in the ACC voting, as coaches were not allowed to vote for their own teams. Cleveland State Vikings 0-0, 0-0 HorizonLast Game: T, 1-1 at Detroit Mercy (Nov. 2)Coach: Sinisa Ubiparipovic | 1st SeasonReturning Goals Leader: Gabe Pewu | 6Returning Assists Leader: Jannis Schmidt | 2Returning Points Leader: Gabe Pewu | 13Returning Shots Leader: Gabe Pewu | 29Returning Saves Leader: Skylar Jeppesen | 8 Reserved chairback tickets are priced at $106 for adults $85 for faculty/staff, and family of four or more $85 a ticket. General admission/berm seating is priced at $53 for adults and families of four or more $40 per ticket. Season tickets packages include all UofL men’s and women’s soccer regular season matches at Dr. Mark and Cindy Lynn Stadium. For more information on Louisville soccer season tickets, visit GoCards.com/soccertickets, call 502-GO-CARDS or email [email protected] Print Friendly Version Gameday InformationWhen: August 30 | 7:30 p.m.Where: Louisville, KentuckyVenue: Dr. Mark & Cindy Lynn Stadium (5,300)Live Stats: Louisville Sidearm Live StatsLive Video: ACCNX Broadcast (Matt Schumacker, pxp; Matt Banker, analyst)Series History: Tied 2-2Last Meeting: Louisville 2, Cleveland State 0 | September 4, 2013 | Louisville, Ky. Hayden became the fifth head coach in the history of the UofL men’s soccer program, which completed its 40th season in 2018. During his four seasons as an assistant coach with the Cardinals (2012, 2016-18), the program accumulated a 52-19-11 record overall with four NCAA Championship berths, three Elite Eight appearances and two conference championships. Opening Kicks• The Cardinals are 17-19-4 all-time in season openers. Louisville is unbeaten in their last six season openers.• UofL vs CSU pits two first-year head coaches against one another, the only matchup of two first-year head coaches on opening day in Division I.• The Cardinals were picked to finish second in the ACC Atlantic Division in a vote by the ACC coaches. The Cards also received a first place vote.• Junior forward Emil Elveroth was named to the watch list for the 2019 MAC Hermann Trophy, which honors the United Soccer Coaches Division I National Player of the Year.• The Cardinals are 37-13-13 all-time at Lynn Stadium, including 11-7-6 against ranked foes and 5-3-1 in NCAA Championship matches.• Louisville has advanced to the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Championship five times in the last nine seasons, and has made the NCAA Tournament 11 of the last 12 seasons.• The 2019 roster features 27 total players with 10 international student-athletes. Those 10 players from outside the US accounted for nine different nations. It doesn’t include two players who moved to the US after being born in Diallo Irakoze (Tanzania) and Haji Abdikadir (Kenya).• A total of 10 different states are represented in Louisville’s 17 players from the US. Hayden and the Cardinals will take on a pair of fellow first-year head coaches during the regular season. UofL opens the season against Cleveland State’s new leader Sinisa Ubiparipovic. The Cards will also take on new Belmont head coach David Costa. Live Stats Season Openers…The Cardinals are 17-19-4 all-time in season openers. UofL is unbeaten in their last six season openers. Louisville played to a scoreless tie against Butler in 2016. The Cards last loss in a season opener came in came on August 26, 2012 when they fell to No. 9 Maryland 3-0. Louisville would get revenge on Maryland two years later when they knocked off the then-No. 2 Terrapins 1-0 on Aug. 29, 2014. Elveroth begins his first season with the Cardinals after spending the last two years at UNCW. Last season he earned first team All-Atlantic Region honors and was named to the All-CAA First Team. In 20 games, he scored 11 goals and had five assists for 27 points. He also had five game-winners. Elveroth was named to the Preseason Men’s Best XI Third Team. He is one of only two ACC forwards to be recognized on the list. Louisville Cardinals 0-0, 0-0 ACCLast Game: L, 2-1 (OT) vs. Michigan State (Nov. 18)Coach: John Michael Hayden | 1st SeasonReturning Goals Leader: Cherif Dieye | 5Returning Assists Leader: Kino Ryosuke and Pedro Fonseca | 3Returning Points Leader: Cherif Dieye | 10Returning Shots Leader: Cherif Dieye | 40Returning Saves Leader: Jake Gelnovatch | 35 Preseason Watch ListLamine Conte, Louisville, M/D, Senior Story Links For the latest on Louisville men’s soccer, visit GoCards.com, or follow the team’s social media accounts on Twitter @UofLMensSoccer, Facebook /UofLMensSoccer, and Instagram @UofLMensSoccer. UofL Game Notes As a freshman, Elveroth started in 19 of 20 games scoring five goals with two assists. He led the CAA with four game-winning goals. He was named a Second-Team NCCSIA All-State selection. He was also a member of All-Colonial Athletic Association Third Team while earning CAA All-Rookie Team accolades and CAA All-Tournament team. Buy Season Tickets Louisville also played an exhibition game against UAB and their new head coach Jeff Kinney. 2019 SOCCER SEASON TICKETS ON SALE NOWSeason tickets and single match tickets for the 2019 University of Louisville soccer season are also on sale now through the Louisville Cardinals Ticket Office. The 2019 Louisville soccer season tickets can be purchased online at GoCards.com/soccertickets. The Cardinals will also be featured on national TV on Fox Sports when they host Virginia Tech on Sept. 20. The seven other home matches for the Cards will be available on ACCNX via the ESPN App. Additionally, UofL’s three road ACC games will be available on ACCNX. Preseason recognition…Emil Elveroth and Bradley Sample earn preseason recognition by TopDrawerSoccer.com. All-Time Meetings 2019 ACC Preseason PollPlace Team Points (1st)Atlantic Division 1. Wake Forest – 64 (9)2. Louisville – 48 (1)3. Syracuse – 42 (1)4. NC State – 385. Clemson – 36 (1)6. Boston College – 18 Coastal Division1. North Carolina – 65 (10)2. Virginia – 46 (1)3. Duke – 45 (1)4. Virginia Tech – 385. Notre Dame – 366. Pitt – 16 Dawn of a New Day…John Michael Hayden, a Louisville native who has served as an assistant coach with the Cardinals for four seasons, including each of the last three, was named head coach of the University of Louisville men’s soccer program on Dec. 27, 2018. Wake Forest was chosen as the favorite in the Atlantic Division. North Carolina was tabbed as the favorite in the Coastal Division and was selected to win the league championship. The Tar Heels North Carolina received nine of the 12 first-place votes to win the 2019 championship. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville men’s soccer team is back and ready to kick off the 2019 season when the Cardinals host Cleveland State Friday, August 30, at 7:30 p.m. inside Dr. Mark & Cindy Lynn Stadium. It will be the first game for UofL under the leadership of first-year head coach John Michael Hayden. Sample was named as one of eight first-year players that should come in and make an impact in their first year of college soccer. I Want my Cards TV…ACC Network (ACCN) the new, 24/7 national platform which lunched on August 22, will kick off its men’s soccer coverage this fall. ACCN will showcase the ACC’s men’s soccer programs with unprecedented national television coverage. The University of Louisville men’s soccer team is scheduled for three matches on ACCN; September 24 against Georgetown, October 25 at UNC, and against Wake Forest on November 1.