Ten parish soccer players to watch in 2015-16
Briggs Bourgeois (St. Amant)
The junior forward has established himself as the class of the parish ever since he hit the soccer field his freshman season. In only two years of high-school play, he has been named the district's Overall MVP each season. Bourgeois helped lead the Gators to the parish's best record last year.
Madyson Bleakley (Dutchtown)
The Lady Griffin junior is back to lead her team after being selected to the all-district first team in 2014-15. In that season, Dutchtown went 17-8-2 and earned a No. 16 seeding for the playoffs.
Carter Marchand (East Ascension)
East Ascension had a rough season in 2014-15, finishing just 4-16-1. However, Carter Marchand was one of the bright spots. Marchand finished as the Spartans' lone first-team all-district selection. He returns for his senior season to try to lead East Ascension back to the playoffs.
Cameron Matherne (St. Amant)
The St. Amant Lady Gators also had their troubles last season, finishing 9-11. This year, they feature a young team filled with many freshmen. Senior Cameron Matherne is looked upon as one of their team leaders. Matherne returns as a first-team all-district selection.
Hayden Armstrong (Dutchtown)
Dutchtown lost many of their best players from a team that reached the second round of the playoffs last season. Though, they do bring back Hayden Armstrong, a very talented sophomore defender. Armstrong was a second-team all-district selection last year as a freshman.
Blaire Laiche (East Ascension)
East Ascension earned the highest seed in the parish for girl's soccer last season and reached the second round of the playoffs. Much of that success was due to the outstanding play of senior Blaire Laiche. She was a first-team all-district selection last season.
Hector Rodriguez (St. Amant)
Complimenting Overall MVP Briggs Bourgeois will be teammate Hector Rodriguez. The sophomore defender had a huge freshman year. In their playoff run, Rodriguez was named first-team all-district.
Sofia McNulty (Dutchtown)
It's another year where Dutchtown will be able to rely on Sofia McNulty protecting the goal. The senior goalkeeper was a first-team all-district selection in 2014-15 as the Lady Griffins won 17 regular-season games.
Dylan Vidrine (East Ascension)
Joining Marchand in the Spartans' quest to return to the playoffs will be junior Dylan Vidrine. Vidrine was a second-team all-district selection last year. This season, East Ascension has already equaled last year's win total at 4-3-2.
Caroline LeCoq (East Ascension)
LeCoq is just one of the senior leaders that the Lady Spartans bring back from last year. In her junior season, she was named first-team all-district. Along with fellow senior Blaire Laiche, East Ascension has raced out to an undefeated start in 2015.