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The Weekly Citizen’s 2009 All-Parish Volleyball Team

Peter Silas Pasqua
Kayla Young, MVP

Kayla Young

Senior

St. Amant

MVP

Kayla Young, an outside hitter, was named District 3-I MVP after leading the district champion St. Amant with 324 kills and 351 digs to go with 19 aces.

Young closed out her career at St. Amant with five kills and seven digs in a regional loss to Fontainebleau in the Division I playoffs. Throughout her career, she was a member of two district championships and advanced to the postseason three straight years reaching the state tournament as a sophomore.

Young makes her second straight all-parish team after earning second-team all-district honors last season.

Allison Didier Leake

St. Amant

Coach of the Year

Allison?Didier Leake continued to bring success to the Lady Gators’ program earning St. Amant their second district title in her fourth season at the helm with a 9-1 district record to earn Coach of the Year honors.

The Lady Gators advanced to the postseason for the fourth straight year and defeated Sulphur in the first round before being ousted by Fontainebleau in the regionals

St. Amant finished with an overall record of 21-19. Leake makes her third straight all-parish appearance as Coach of the Year.

Peyton Vincent

Senior

St. Amant

Peyton Vincent, St. Amant’s libero, was named District 3-I Defensive Player of the Year for the second consecutive season after registering 347 digs, 38 aces, 15 assists and 13 kills overall. This is Vincent’s second straight appearance on the all-parish team.

Justine Tureau

Senior

Dutchtown

Justine Tureau, Dutchtown’s libero, makes her second straight appearance on the all-parish team after earning first-team District 3-I recognition by compiling a team-high 198 digs in district to go with 11 aces for the district runner-up Lady Griffins.

Brooke Bahlinger

Junior

Dutchtown

Brooke Bahlinger, an outside hitter, debuts on the all-parish team after providing 84 kills, 20 aces and 97 digs in district play to earn first-team all-District 3-I honors.

Sami Marchand

Junior

St. Amant

Sami Marchand, St. Amant’s setter, followed in the footsteps of  Lady Gator setters before her to earn first-team all-District 3-1 honors after collecting a team-high 802 assists to go with 319 digs, 52 kills and 36 aces over the season.

Anna Lassere

Junior

Ascension Catholic

Anna Lassere helped lead Ascension Catholic to the state tournament for the third time in four years. The Lady?Bulldogs defeated Ascension Christian and White Castle before falling to state runner up Episcopal of Acadiana at the Pontchartrain Center.

Megan Pellegrin

Senior

Ascension Christian

Megan Pellegrin, an outside hitter, returns to the All-Parish team for the second consecutive season after collecting 97 kills, 93 aces, 95 assists, 61 digs and seven blocks for the playoff bound Lady Lions. 

Jyra Churchill

Senior

East Ascension 

Jyra Churchill, an outside hitter and an all-parish honorable mention selection a year ago, had 61 kills, 47 digs, 63 assists and 16 blocks for East Ascension in district play to earn second-team 3-I honors.

Elena Villar

Junior

St. Amant

Elena Villar, an outside hitter, had 212 kills, 201 digs, 42 aces, 33 assists and 25 blocks for St. Amant this season to earn second-team all-District 3-I honors.

Jodi Hill

Sophomore

Dutchtown

Jodi Hill, a middle blocker, debuts on the all-parish team after registering a team-high 89 kills to earn second-team all-District 3-I recognition.

Ryan Hamilton

Junior

Dutchtown

Ryan Hamilton, the Lady Griffins’ setter, led Dutchtown with 212 assists in district play to go with 27 kills, 65 digs and 24 aces earning second-team all-District 3-I recognition

Alecia Gutierrez

Freshmen

East Ascension

Alecia Gutierrez, a middle blocker, provided 60 kills, 25 digs and 30 blocks in district play to earn second-team all-District 3-1 recognition.

Allison Didier Leake, Coach of the Year