Parish soccer players make All-Metro girl's teams

Kyle Riviere
kriviere@weeklycitizen.com
St. Amant's Adelaide Gaffney was named the All-Metro team's Offensive MVP. Photo by Kyle Riviere.

The soccer season has long been in the rearview mirror, but the athletes that made the year so special are still being honored.

Many of these stars are from Ascension Parish, and they were represented on both the boy’s and the girl’s Baton Rouge area All-Metro soccer teams.

The girl’s team fielded the most players from the parish. They had nine selections.

Out of these nine selections, Dutchtown and East Ascension led all parish teams with three All-Metro players each on the Division I & II team.

The Lady Griffins had a tremendous 2017-18 season as they won the District 5 championship and finished 17-6-3 during the regular season.

Dutchtown reached the second round of the playoffs, before being eliminated by top-seeded Acadiana.

Leading the charge for the Lady Griffins was junior midfielder Riley Ely. Ely was a first-team All-Metro selection after scoring 14 goals and dishing out 19 assists.

Dutchtown also placed two centerbacks on the All-Metro squad in sophomore Baylie Fournet and senior Sarah Guedry.

Fournet was this year’s District-5 Defensive MVP as she helped the Lady Griffins pitch 14 shutouts in 2017-18.

The East Ascension Lady Spartans had a nice season under first-year head coach Jennifer Franklin. They finished 11-7-2 and reached the playoffs.

Making the All-Metro first team was senior goalkeeper Maggie Britton. Fourteen of the Lady Spartans’ 20 regular-season opponents were limited to one goal or less.

Joining her were senior defender Michaela Speligene and senior forward Maylen Mire. Mire is a Louisiana College signee that scored 10 goals this season and dished out five assists.

St. Amant placed two on the team.

The Lady Gators had one of their best seasons in school history this past year as they finished as District-5 runner-up and reached the state semifinals for the first time since 2004. It was there that they lost a 2-1 heartbreaker to Mandeville.

Much of their success was attributed to their two amazing stars, Adelaide Gaffney and Mya Guillory.

Gaffney, the junior forward, scored 23 goals and collected 15 assists this season. She was the District-5 Overall MVP for a second straight year, and now, she is the All-Metro Offensive MVP.

Guillory, a junior midfielder and recent Southeastern commit, scored 22 goals and dished out 21 assists in 2017-18. She has been named the District-5 Offensive MVP in back-to-back seasons.

Lady Gator head coach Joleigh Hartman was named the All-Metro team’s Coach of the Year.

Ascension Christian senior midfielder Chloe Cashat made the All-Metro Division-III & IV team.

Because Ascension Christian has no girl’s team, Cashat has been one of the few female players in the state to play on a boy’s team. She was the only girl in the state to be a captain on such a squad.

Cachet and her Lions team is fresh off of their best season in school history as they won the program’s first playoff game.