Many parish players make all-district soccer teams

Kyle Riviere
kriviere@weeklycitizen.com
St. Amant's Briggs Bourgeois was named the district's Overall MVP for the second straight season. Photo by DKMoon Photography.

The all-district soccer teams were recently released for both the boys and girls. As expected, the parish's best players were sprinkled throughout.

For the boys, St. Amant finished with the best record during the year. The Gators went 14-6-3 during the regular season and then earned the highest seeding in the parish at No. 16

Unfortunately for St. Amant, they were beaten by district rival Baton Rough High, 3-2, in their opening-round game to end their season much sooner than they envisioned.

Their success throughout the year led to them landing the most all-district selections for the Ascension boy's teams as they placed six on the squad.

Not only did sophomore forward Briggs Bourgeois make the first team, the three-sport star won Overall MVP for the second straight season.

Bourgeois was joined on the first team by two of his Gator teammates in freshman defender Hector Rodriguez and senior forward Steven Saucier.

Three St. Amant players made the second team in junior defender Trey Cutrer, junior midfielder Seth Benoit and sophomore midfielder Anthony Naya.

Dutchtown had a great season as they went 12-9-2 and made the playoffs as a No. 20 seed. The Griffins then pulled the road upset over 13th-seeded West Monroe in the opening round.

However, Dutchtown's postseason run ended in the next round as they were blanked by fourth-seeded Mandeville, 3-0.

Five Griffins made the Division I, District 5 team.

Senior midfielder and forward Jeremy Thompson made the first team, along with senior midfielder and forward Matthew Watts.

On the second team, senior forward Ryan Redmond, senior defender and midfielder Cameron Gautreau and freshman defender Hayden Armstrong all made it for the Griffins.

East Ascension had a down year as they finished just 4-16-1 and missed the playoffs, but the Spartans were still able to land four players on the all-district team.

The lone Spartan to make the first team was junior Carter Marchand.

Senior Evan LeBlanc, senior Jonathon Vidrine and sophomore Dylan Vidrine made the second team.

The Dutchtown girls had the most all-district selections of any school in the parish--boys or girls--with eight.

Dutchtown went 17-8-2 during the regular season and went into the playoffs as the No. 16 seed before losing to Terrebonne in the opening round, 2-1.

Along with being a first-team selection, senior Sarah Patterson ended her career with the Offensive MVP.

Joining Patterson on the first team were senior Molly Litten, junior Madyson Bleakley and junior goalie Sofia McNulty.

Four more Lady Griffins made the second team with junior Hannah German, junior Lauren Bercegeay, junior Natalie Toups and sophomore Bailey Cyrowski.

East Ascension went 12-8-1 during the regular season and headed into the playoffs as the No. 15 seed.

There, they beat Lafayette in a 3-2 thriller in the opening round before being blanked by second-seeded St. Scholastica, 4-0, in the second.

The Lady Spartans had seven of their players land on the all-district squad--including three on the first team.

Junior Blaire Laiche, junior Caroline LeCoq and freshman Kelsey Richey all made the district's top team.

Four more Lady Spartans made the second team in senior Stephanie Bernal, sophomore Emily Galindo, freshman Michaela Speligene and freshman Hannah Bernard.

St. Amant struggled at times this season--finishing just 9-11, but they were able to squeeze into the postseason. Their time there was short-lived as they were beaten by third-seeded Dominican, 4-0.

The Lady Gators placed four players on the all-district squad.

Junior Cameron Matherne and sophomore Lorelei Gaffney both made the first team while seniors Lizzie Fellows and Claire Sheets both made the second team.