Player of THE Year
Hundley has proved to be one of the best players in the region at the club level, and her talent showed in her final season at Acadiana, driving the Lady Rams to a district championship.
The senior, who is committed to play for Georgia State upon graduation, plays for the Olympic Development Team in Region III and recently returned from traveling with the team to play a tournament in Holland.
Acadiana coach John Carriere said Hundley combined her immense talent with a humble attitude, and in combination, they propelled her to a great season.
“She really bought into what I was trying to do here so it made it very easy for me in my first season,” Carriere said. “I could almost leave her to run the training sessions on her own.”
Carriere said he thinks with the right breaks Hundley can go as far as she’s willing to in her soccer career.
“No matter how good you are, you have to catch the right breaks,” Carriere said. “But with her humble attitude the sky is really the limit.”
MONIQUE HUNDLEY, Acadiana
KAITLYN CAMEL, Teurlings
Camel was the creative hub for the Lady Rebels, powering Teurlings’ high-octane offense.
ALISA CHATAIGNIER, Comeaux
Chataignier was named co-defensive MVP in District 3 for her performance at the back of the Lady Spartans defense.
CLAIRE STORMENT, ESA
Storment was another creative midfield presence who led her team into the playoffs, earning an appearance in the state All-Star game for her efforts.
CAROLINA MITCHELL, Lafayette
Mitchell was a key reason the Lady Lions sported one of the best defenses in the area, and was one of the returning players from last year’s squad that made it to the state final.
AMELIA THIBODEAUX, STM
Thibodeaux helped the Lady Cougars reach the state semifinals with her rock-solid defense at center back and was rewarded by the coaches by making the all-state second team.
ALLIE JOUBERT, Teurlings
Joubert was the senior stopper for the Lady Rebels, who reached the quarterfinals of the playoffs without giving up a goal before being defeated by eventual champion Ben Franklin.
JULIA RICHARD, STM
Richard was named the Offensive MVP for District 4 and led the Lady Cougars from the front of their formation.
NAKEIMA MOORE, Beau Chene
In Moore’s senior season, the forward used her speed to open up defenses and help the Lady Gators to a successful season.
VICTORIA STRINGER, STM
Stringer partnered with Thibodeaux in the Lady Cougars defense, as St. Thomas More took home a district title.
DANILLE HEIM, Carencro
Heim was named Co-Defensive MVP along with Chataignier in District 3 for her performances at the heart of the Lady Bears defense.
KENNEDI SMITH, Acadiana
Smith was a star performer for a young Acadiana attack under Carriere.
KRISTINE KREAMER, Comeaux
Kreamer was the leading scorer for the Lady Spartans during their run to the playoffs.
ALYSSA BREAUX, Teurlings
Breaux partnered with Anakay Hackett in the heart of Teurlings’ defense and helped the Lady Rebels play an aggressive style while staying confident at the back.
CLAIRE PHAM, ESA
Pham anchored Episcopal’s defense and was rewarded with an All-District selection for her efforts.
HALEY CAMPBELL, Erath
Campbell was the leading scorer for Erath for the Lady Bobcats, leading them to a playoff birth.
COACH of THE Year
Underwood coached the Lady Cougars to a successful season, steering St. Thomas More to a district championship and reaching the semifinals of the state tournament, where they lost to eventual champion Ben Franklin.
Underwood has served as the Lafayette Youth Soccer Association Director of Player Development and helped steer a veteran St. Thomas More squad, 20 of the 21 varsity players were either juniors or seniors, in his first season at the helm.