The 2016 Women In Sports Honors (WISH), produced by the Louisville Women’s Sports Network, will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Airport. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Open to the public, this second-annual dinner and awards show is the only event of its kind in the city of Louisville – and one of the few like it in the nation – that is strictly dedicated to celebrating the achievements of our city’s female athletes as well as those to contribute to the success of women’s athletics. Kelsi Worrell, 2016 Olympian and current senior at the University of Louisville, will headline the four individual awards to be presented as she will receive the “Athlete of the Year Award”.
Joyce Seymour, longtime director of the Girls’ Louisville Invitational Tournament (LIT) and well known in the elite circles of local basketball, will receive the “Legacy Award”. Ron Kordes, President of the Ohio Valley Volleyball Center (OVVC) and 19-time state champion volleyball coach, will receive the “Leadership Award”. The Courage Award will be presented to an athlete who has displayed a journey of courage that serves as a role model for athletes throughout the Louisville sports community. That recipient is to be announced.
In addition, the highly-touted “Play of the Year” will be showcased and fifteen team awards will be presented to the “Outstanding Team of the Year” in each of the KHSAA’s sanctioned sports for girls, including dance and lacrosse. Those recipients are as follows:
Archery – Bullitt East
Basketball – Butler Traditional High
Bowling – Louisville Male High
Competitive Cheer – Bullitt East
Cross Country – Louisville Male High
Dance – Eastern High
Field Hockey – Sacred Heart Academy
Golf – Sacred Heart Academy
Lacrosse – Kentucky Country Day
Soccer – Sacred Heart Academy
Softball – Holy Cross High
Swimming and Diving – Sacred Heart Academy
Tennis – duPont Manual High
Track and Field – Louisville Male High
Volleyball – Assumption High
This year’s WISH will feature USA Triathlon Hall of Famer Susan Bradley-Cox as the keynote speaker, while WAVE 3 News’ Connie Leonard will emcee the evening for a second year in a row. WISH is presented by KentuckyOne Health Sports Medicine and Kroger, and supported in part by Bill Collins Ford, WAVE 3 News, and Alpha Media.
Join us along with hundreds of local athletes, families of athletes, coaches, administrators, and business and community leaders during this grand occasion! For more information on WISH including tickets, click here. And stay updated on our website and we bring you daily content on each of the award winners from now until the week of WISH!