Loupe, Ledet share 22-5A soccer MVP honor

Published 12:23 am Thursday, April 13, 2017

Two future Lamar teammates have ended up as District 22-5A girls soccer most valuable players.

Port Neches-Groves’ Hailey Loupe and Nederland’s Madison Ledet share the district’s top honor. The all-district teams and superlative winners were released Wednesday.

Final statistics for each athlete was unavailable. But Loupe and Ledet, both seniors headed to Lamar in August, led their respective teams to the 5A Region III semifinals, both coming within one game of playing each other for the right to go to state.

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Meg Sheppard of Nederland was named offensive player of the year. Sheppard recorded four hat tricks on the season and kicked the winning goal in each of the Bulldogs’ first two playoff wins this season.

Grace Seymour of PNG was named midfielder of the year, and Keith Barrow of Nederland is hailed as the district coach of the year. Other superlative winners include Libbie LeJeune of PNG and Emma Roccaforte of Nederland as goalkeepers of the year, Landrie Young of Lumberton and Sarah Bass of Vidor as defensive players of the year, Cambrie McFarland of Lumberton as utility player of the year and Hannah Bass of Vidor as newcomer of the year.

Local first-team members include: from PNG, Kacie Wallace, Jillian Flores, Mackenzie Tindel and Mia Delgadillo; from Nederland, Lauren Hughes, Skylar Thomassie, Madison Diaz and Phoebe Short; and from Port Arthur Memorial, Grettel Vazquez and Yudith Banda.

Local second-team members: from Memorial, Guadalupe Contreras and Julissa Tejada; from PNG, Sophie Brant and Kinsey Bingham; and from Nederland, Hailey Dugas, Kennedy Kieschnick and Destyn Miguez.

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About I.C. Murrell

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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