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Emina Ekic named ACC Co-Freshman of the Year

By Dalton Ray —

Women’s soccer Emina Ekic is the ACC’s Co-Freshman of the Year alongside North Carolina’s Alessia Russo. The homegrown talent is the first Cardinal to win a major ACC award.

Ekic started all 17 matches for U of L and led Louisville in scoring with 17 points. Her stellar freshman outing also landed her a spot on the All-ACC Second Team.

The freshman had two game-winning goals for the Cards and finished in the top 10 of the ACC in goals, points and shots.

Coach Karen Ferguson-Dayes gushed over her talented freshman.

“It is a very well deserved honor and I am excited to watch her continue to flourish over the next three years,” Ferguson-Dayes said. “She is completely dedicated to being the best soccer player, teammate and person that she can be.  She is truly a pleasure to coach.”

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