It was the year of the catcher in Class 2A.
Two junior catchers, Notre Dame’s senior Maci Bergeron and Rosepine’s Ethan Frey, received the top honors on the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s Class 2A All-State softball and baseball teams.
Bergeron, an LSU commitment, led the Lady Pioneers to their third straight Division III title by hitting 30 of the Lady Pioneers’ record-setting 95 home runs. She also hit .571 and had 78 RBI.
Frey, also an LSU commitment, led the Eagles to their first title with a .446 average, nine home runs, 45 RBI and 32 runs scored.
For guiding their teams to their first state titles, Many softball coach Keaton Booker and Rosepine baseball coach Jeff Smith claimed the LSWA’s 2A Coaches of the Year honors.
Booker took as Many’s coach months before the season began and led the Lady Tigers to a 33-5 record. Smith won the first LHSAA title in his 23-year career at his alma mater as Eagles finished 29-5.
Joining Bergeron on the Class 2A team are Notre Dame teammates Abigail Savoy and Corine Poncho. Notre Dame baseball players William Vice, Dom Thibodeaux and Ethan Menard made the Class 2A baseball team after the Pioneers also won the Division III baseball title.
Rosepine was also represented on the 2A baseball team by Jake Smith and Grant Ducote. Many’s Tia Holmes and Camryn Ford made the 2A softball team for the Lady Tigers.
LSWA CLASS 2A ALL-STATE TEAMS
(Players from Acadiana in bold)
P Tia Holmes Many Jr.
P Chloe Bennett Rosepine Sr.
P Marley Olivier Doyle Sr.
P Taylor Periloux St. Charles Sr.
C Maci Bergeron Notre Dame Jr.
IF Abigail Savoy Notre Dame Jr.
IF Calyn Brister Rosepine Sr.
IF Elise Jones Doyle Sr.
IF Madi Hebert St. Charles
OF Corine Poncho Notre Dame Jr.
OF Xariel Washington Houma Christian Sr.
OF Camryn Ford Many Jr.
UT Avery Parrott D’Arbonne Woods Sr.
UT Karlee Lyles Menard Sr.
UT Chloe Hamilton Kinder Sr.
UT Destiny Pierce Houma Christian Fr.
UT Kate Landry Loreauville Sr.
OUTSTANDING PLAYER: MACI BERGERON, NOTRE DAME
COACH OF THE YEAR: KEATON BOOKER, MANY
Honorable Mention: Caitlynn Byrd, North Caddo, Sr.; Madison Cook, North Caddo, Jr.; Ella Nielsen, Lakeside, Jr.; Sydney Robinson, Lakeside, Jr.; Sara Kate Booker, Minden, Fr.; Brook Jenkins, Many, Jr.; Noelle Corley, Menard; Karley Sweat, Menard; Megan Fuselier, Kinder; Sydney Seemion, Kinder; Miya Breaux, Lake Arthur; Annslee Bourgeois, Episcopal; Reagan Legros, Lake Arthur; Callie Matrie, Notre Dame; Morgan Alleman, Notre Dame; Caylyn Henry, Notre Dame; Sarah Diaz, Lafayette Christian; Stevie Credeur, Lafayette Christian; Emma Crow, Port Barre; Alyssa Soileau, Loreauville; Laurie Badeaux, Catholic-NI; Caroline McPherson, D’Arbonne Woods, Klayr Hayes, D’Arbonne Woods; Magen Fregeau, Houma Christian School; Hailey Henry, Houma Christian; Madison Diaville, Doyle; Alexis Phelps, D’Arbonne Woods; Adriana Ortiz, Menard; Emily DeSelle, Menard; Makynli Miller, Many; Shiley Cartinez, Many; Chloe Hamilton, Kinder; Bailiegh Kellogg, DeQuincy; Ryloe Kuiper, Northlake Christian; Laney Taylor Lakeside; Frances Robinson, Lakeside; Elizabeth Hughes, Red River; Laynie Jones, D’Arbonne Woods; Hadley Lemons, Kinder; Brianna Langley, Kinder; Ashton Veade, Menard.
P William Vice Notre Dame Sr.
P Kade Lively Mangham Sr.
P Andrew Yuratich Doyle Sr.
P Hunter Lail Lafayette Christian
C Ethan Frey Rosepine Jr.
IF Jake Smith Rosepine So.
IF Cade Pregeant St. Charles Sr.
IF Dom Thibodeaux Notre Dame Sr.
IF Jaden Collura St. Thomas Aquinas Sr.
OF Grant Ducote Rosepine So.
OF Brylan Green Lafayette Christian Jr.
OF Blaise Blancher Ascension Episcopal So.
UT Gage Hutson Mangham So.
UT Hadley Cooley DeQuincy Sr.
UT Miles Juston Lafayette Christin Sr.
UT Ethan Menard Notre Dame Sr.
UT Cade Lyons Doyle Jr.
OUTSTANDING PLAYER: ETHAN FREY, ROSEPINE
COACH OF THE YEAR: JEFF SMITH, ROSEPINE
Honorable Mention: Jake Armand, Lake Arthur; Josh Tamplain, St. Charles; Parker Seilhan, Notre Dame; Cole Simon, Ascension Episcopal; Preston Ocmand, Ascension Episcopal; Riley Marcotte, Loreauville; Luke LeBoeuf, Kinder; Landon Richard, Kinder; Landon Schmitz, Kinder, Lane Henson, Delhi Charter; Peyton Forte, Vidalia; Thomas Amador, Houma Christian; Sam Zurik, Newman; Braden Trull, Rosepine; Jack Deville, Many; Trey Usey, Fisher; A.J. Manasco, Many; Casey Artigues, St. Thomas Aquinas; Rayden Rosalis, DeQuincy; Hayden Dolese, Newman; Gunner Gearen DeQuincy; Anthony Fernandez, St. Charles; Preston Ocmand, Ascension Episcopal; Luke Hill, Episcopal; Pierce Kellogg, Red River; Tyler Hughes, Red River; Tyson Stewart, Doyle; Braden Keen, Doyle.