LSUS' Martin, Hamilton Receive LSWA All-Louisiana Honors
December 05, 2011LSWA Announces 2011 All-Louisiana Women's Soccer Collegiate Team
By Kemmler Chapple
Written for the LSWA
HAMMOND - LSU took home two of the individual awards and placed a state-high four players on the 2011 Louisiana Sports Writers Association All-Louisiana Women's Soccer Team, which was announced by the LSWA on Saturday.
LSU senior midfielder Taryne Boudreau was named the Louisiana Player of the Year, while Tiger head coach Brian Lee was tabbed as the state's top coach. McNeese State forward Sarah LaLanne was selected as the Freshman of the Year and senior midfielder Christina Hamilton of LSU Shreveport earned Newcomer of the Year honors.
Boudreau, a native of Sherwood Park, Alberta, was selected the state's best player after leading LSU with 12 goals, 30 points and six game-winning goals. A first team All-Southeastern Conference selection, Boudreau ranked third in the league in goals and sixth in points. Twice named the SEC Offensive Player of the Week and to the Soccer America Women's National Team of the Week, Boudreau scored the game-winning goal in a 1-0 win over No. 11 Florida - LSU's first victory over the Gators in school history.
LaLanne gives the Cowgirls the top freshman in the state for the second straight season, as 2011 first team All-Louisiana selection Johna Germany earned the award in 2010. The Cypress, Texas native led McNeese State with six goals, four assists and two game-winning goals.
Hamilton, who hails from Grand Prairie, Texas, made an immediate impact for the Lady Pilots in her only season with the team. A second team All-Red River Athletic Conference selection, Hamilton anchored the back line before injuries forced her to move into the midfield later in the season.
Lee was honored after guiding LSU to its fourth SEC Western Division title and fourth NCAA Tournament appearance in the past five seasons. He guided the Tigers to a 13-8-1 overall record and an 8-3 mark in league play. During Lee's tenure, LSU, which climbed as high as No. 14 in the Soccer America Top 25 this season, has finished as the SEC runner-up three times in the past four seasons.
Boudreau was joined on the first team by teammates and fellow senior midfielders Natalie Martineau and Allysha Chapman, as well as senior goalkeeper Mo Isom. Martineau, a second team All-SEC pick from Oakville, Ont., tied for second in the SEC with 10 assists. Chapman, the 2011 SEC Defensive Player of the Year, was a first team All-Louisiana pick for the second straight season, as the Courtice, Ont. product helped LSU hold opponents to 28 goals and finish with a 1.24 team goals against average.
Isom, who hails from Marietta, Ga., was named the first team All-Louisiana goalkeeper for the second time in her career. She tied for the league lead with eight shutouts to go with a 1.07 goals against average. Isom finished her LSU career as the school's all-time leader with 43 wins, 30 shutouts and a 0.86 goals against average.
Southeastern Louisiana matched LSU with four first team All-Louisiana choices. Leading the way for the Lady Lions was junior midfielder Maiya Cooper, who is the only three-time first team All-Louisiana selection on the 2011 squad. Cooper, a three-time first team All-Southland Conference pick from Hawthorne, Calif., led the Lady Lions with 12 goals and 30 points.
Cooper was joined on the first team by the team's other top two scorers in junior forward Karly Dagys and sophomore midfielder Kelsey Salcido. Dagys finished with a single-season school record 12 assists, while Salcido (10 goals, eight assists) teamed with Cooper to give the Lady Lions multiple double-digit goal scorers for the first time since the 2004 season. Senior defender Kyle MacIntosh rounded out the Lady Lion All-Louisiana contingent after helping Southeastern hold opponents to 17 goals in 2011.
Senior defender Olivia Lukasewich represented Louisiana Tech among the state's best. She led her team with six goals and finished third in school history with 21 career goals. The Woodbridge, Ont. native also excelled in the classroom, earning CoSIDA Academic All-District IV honors.
LSU Shreveport junior forward Brooke Martin was named first team All-Louisiana for the second straight season. A first team All-RRAC pick out of San Antonio, Texas, Martin scored 16 goals in 2011 and finished her junior campaign as the school's career leader with 39 goals.
Rounding out the first team was Germany, who like Martin, was a repeat first team All-Louisiana choice. Germany tied for the team lead with four assists and finished with five goals on the season.
Ten other student-athletes earned honorable mention honors. The All-Louisiana Team was selected by the state's sports information directors.
2011 LSWA All-Louisiana Women's Soccer Team
Name - School - Class - Position - Hometown
Taryne Boudreau - LSU - Sr. - Midfielder - Sherwood Park, Alberta
Maiya Cooper - Southeastern Louisiana - Jr. - Forward - Hawthorne, Calif.
Brooke Martin - LSU Shreveport - Jr. - Forward - San Antonio, Texas
Olivia Lukasewich - Louisiana Tech - Sr. - Defender - Woodbridge, Ont.
Karly Dagys - Southeastern Louisiana - Jr. - Forward - Oakville, Ont.
Kelsey Salcido - Southeastern Louisiana - So. - Midfielder - Lakewood, Calif.
Natalie Martineau - LSU - Sr. - Midfielder - Oakville, Ont.
Allysha Chapman - LSU - Sr. - Midfielder - Courtice, Ont.
Johna Germany - McNeese State - So. - Midfielder - Tyler, Texas
Kyle MacIntosh - Southeastern Louisiana - Sr. - Defender - St. Catharines, Ont.
Mo Isom - LSU - Sr. - Goalkeeper - Marietta, Ga.
Player of the Year: Taryne Boudreau, LSU
Freshman of the Year: Sarah LaLanne, McNeese State
Newcomer of the Year: Christina Hamilton, LSU Shreveport
Coach of the Year: Brian Lee, LSU
Honorable Mention: Sarah LaLanne, MCN; Scotti Culton, LA Tech; Jodi Calloway, LSU; Jordan Picou, MCN; Megan Hunter, NWLA; Alex Arlitt, LSU; Christina Hamilton, LSUS; Caitlyn Updike, LA Tech; Sarah Forde, SU; Emily Breaux, LC.