MCHS places six on district's top squad
Morgan City High School placed 11 on the all-district soccer team for Division 2, District 8, including six on the top squad.
Seniors Carmen Araujo and Ashley Rock, and sophomores Celeste Williams, Sarah Patterson, Lee Anne Price and Paige Comeaux all made the top squad.
Araujo played left midfield and scored 14 goals this season and added 11 assists.
Morgan City coach Trevor Patterson said she was a “great player” and would be tough to replace.
“It’s hard to find a left winger like her,” he said.
Rock, a senior midfielder/defensive player, saw time at multiple times for the Lady Tigers and assisted the defense and forwards, Patterson said.
Williams, a forward, netted 19 goals this season and contributed nine assists.
The coach called her a “great hustler, one of the few players that never gives up.”
Sarah Patterson, a center midfielder, scored 12 goals and recorded 17 assists.
“Center midfield controls the game, and she does this very well,” Trevor Patterson said of his daughter.
Price saw time at center defender and played at a “stopper” position.
Comeaux, a center defender, played well and mostly saw time as a sweeper, Patterson said.
The Lady Tigers’ second team selections included juniors Layne Reynaud, Chandler Pasqua and Jade Theriot, and freshman Hannah Toups.
While Patterson said Reynaud, a goalkeeper, had to battle injuries this year, she was there when the squad needed her.
Pasqua, a right defender, helped run the defense and will be a leader for the squad next year, Patterson said. She was not “recognized as much as she should have been,” Patterson noted.
Theriot, a left defender, almost didn’t play this season, Patterson said. “We are glad she did,” he said. “She played the left side very well.”
Toups, a midfielder/goalkeeper, has a good grasp for the game even though she is a young soccer player, Patterson said.
He noted that with Reynaud’s injury, Toups elevated her game filling in as a goalie.
The Lady Tigers had two honorable mention selections, freshman Shawn Guilliot and senior Jennifer Nguyen.