Lady Tigers place five on all-district first team

From Staff Reports

The Morgan City Lady Tigers placed 10 soccer players on the Division II, District 8 All-District team, including five on the top squad.

Sophomore goalkeeper Layne Reynaud, senior defender Reina Fernandez, junior midfielder Carmen Araujo, freshman midfielder Sarah Patterson, and freshman forward Shannon Theriot all made the first team.

Reynaud made the first team squad in just her first year playing for MCHS. She finished the year with 11 shutouts and helped the Lady Tigers win one of their non-district tournaments, via penalty kicks, with solid defense when the opposition was attempting its kicks.

MCHS coach Trevor Patterson said Fernandez, who played four years for the Lady Tigers, “controlled the back line (of defense)” for the Lady Tigers.

Araujo, T. Patterson said, has matured as a player in her third year on the squad.

“She is a tremendous player and will be a big factor next season,” he said.

Of S. Patterson, T. Patterson said she had “great vision for the game. She played center midfield and basically controlled the game and assisted in the majority of the goals.”

Theriot, T. Patterson said, definitely was a “scoring factor.” She scored 42 goals during her freshman season.

Vandebilt Catholic swept the girls’ top honors as junior Carly Ellender was chosen defensive most valuable player, senior Meghan Philp was chosen offensive MVP and Philip Amedee was selected Coach of the Year.

Vandebilt had seven first team selections, defenders Ellender and fellow senior Lexie Bonvillain and junior Lauren Voisin, midfielders seniors Makelle Pena and Whitney Champagne, junior Kim Grasso and Philp at forward.

E.D. White placed three on the first team squad in defenders senior Carlie Sternfels and sophomore Morgan Becnel, and senior midfielder Allie Falgout.

South Terrebonne had two selections, senior defender Katie Chauvin and senior forward Deriot Smith.

On the second team, the Lady Tigers placed three, sophomore defender Chandler Pasqua, senior midfielder Sarina Morales, and freshman forward Celeste Williams.

T. Patterson said Morales, a four-year member of the soccer team, had “great vision for the game. She will be a (loss) for us in the midfield.”

T. Patterson said Williams played the second to last game during distinct against E.D. White with an unknown, completely torn anterior cruciate ligament and scored a goal in the game.

“She never gave up and was always part of the attack,” T. Patterson said.

Joining them on the second team were five Vandebilt Catholic selections, senior goalkeeper Halley Billiot, junior defenders Demi Cressoine and Shannon Matzke, sophomore midfielder Julia Callejas, and senior forward Marcie St. Germaine.

E.D. White also placed five on the second team, senior goalkeeper Savannah Ellis, midfielders junior Olivia Coffman, freshman Milri Matherne and eighth-grader Malory Marse, and sophomore forward Holly Bourgeois.

South Terrebonne placed three on the second team, senior defender Monique Verdin, freshman midfielder Carrigan Chauvin, and junior forward Alyssa Ross.

Ellender Memorial had a single second team selection, junior forward Kristera Gautreaux.

Morgan City also had two honorable mention selections, freshman defender Paige Comeaux and junior midfielder Ashley Rock.

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