Baton Rouge Soccer Club sending three teams to U.S. Youth Soccer Region III tournament _lowres

Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Natalie Presedo is the girls soccer MVP, photographed at Baton Rouge High School on Friday, April 17, 2015.

Overall

MVP

Natalie

Presedo

Baton Rouge High

Junior

forward-midfielder

Repeats as overall MVP after scoring 36 goals and 21 assists this season. The numbers for goals and assists were both higher than last season.

Offensive MVP

Brady

Moran

St. Joseph’s

Senior

forward-midfielder

The co-most valuable player for District 5-1, Moran led the Redstickers on offense as they won District 5-1, and advanced to the state quarterfinals.

Defensive MVP

Elizabeth

Bankhead

U-High

Senior

goalkeeper

Was a force at the goal line for the Division III state champions recording 20 shutouts while allowing only seven goals. She saved 86.5% of all opponent shots on goal.

Coach of the Year

Melissa

Ramsey

U-High

Led the U-High girls to the Division III state title, their second overall and first since 1999. The Cubs went 23-1-3 setting a school record for wins, and defeated defending state champion Pope John Paul in the final.

Team selected

by local coaches

First Team

Emilie Barnes/Woodlawn

senior/midfielder

A four-year all-district selection, she is first team all-metro for the second consecutive year after scoring 15 goals with five assists.

Madeline Bourgeious/Baton Rouge High

midfielder

Had 18 goals and 16 assists as BRHS advanced to the regional round after a second-place finish in Division I, District 5.

Sadie Kraft/Runnels

Senior/midfielder

A repeat first-team All-Metro pick, Kraft helped the Raiders win Division III, District 6 title with a perfect record.

Blaire Laiche/East Ascension

junior/forward

A second-team Division I all-state choice, Laiche helped EAHS advance to the regional round of the playoff by contributing 19 goals and 23 assists.

Alexis Larimore/Denham Springs

sophomore/forward

Larimore was a workhorse for the Yellow Jackets playing nearly 1800 minutes. She got off 105 shots on goal, scoring 40 times with 11 assists.

Courtney Lejeune/St. Joseph’s

defender

Helped lead the St. Joseph’s defense that recorded 14 shutouts on the season en route to the Division I semifinals.

Molly Litten/Dutchtown

Helped Division I, District 5 power Dutchtown reach the playoffs with seven goals and seven assists.

Cameron Matherne/St. Amant

midfielder

Had eight goals and 15 assists for the Gators, who reached the playoffs after a fifth-place finish in Division I, District 5.

Caitlin McMahon/St. Michael

forward-midfielder

Had six goals and five assists for the Division II, District 5 team, which claimed a share of the league title.

Kirby Miller/U-High

forward

Helped pick up the offensive production for U-High when called on, finishing with 12 goals and 11 assists.

Sarah Patterson/Dutchtown

Topped the Griffins with 23 goals and 16 assists as they finished third in highly competitive Division I, District 5

Jessica Shelby/U-High

junior/forward

Leading scorer for the Cubs with 30 goals and five assists despite battling a late-season injury.

Sadie Spring/Episcopal

junior/forward-midfielder

Played multiple roles for the Knights and finished the season with a team-high 14 goals and 2 assists.

Kailey Tanner/Zachary

forward

Had 35 goals and 12 assists as Zachary advanced to the playoffs after posting a 7-1 record in Division I, District 4.

Wryn Williamson/Lutcher

senior/center back

The captain and team leader helped the Division II, District 5 Bulldogs to a share of the district title with eight goals and 11 assists.

Martha Cox/Baton Rouge High

goalkeeper

Backbone of the BR High defense was a true anchor in the goal, contributing 103 saves and 16 shutouts.

Second team

Kennedy Achord/St. Joseph’s

Olivia Arboneaux/Runnels

Madyson Bleakley/Dutchtown

Alexis Bell/West Feliciana

Stephanie Bernal/East Ascension

Elizabeth Binning/Episcopal

Ellen Boltcher/U-High

Lorelei Gaffney/St. Amant

Lauren Honore/St. Joseph’s

Caroline Lecoq/East Ascension

MaKenzie Maher/Denham Springs

Magen Michel/Lutcher

Julia Robe/St. Michael

Lindsy Scalzo/Baton Rouge High

Carolina Sides/Episcopal

Macey Stock/Parkview Baptist

Alyssa Strupp/U-High

Megan Thierry/Zachary

Goalkeepers:

Cameron Lambert/Denham Springs

Eva Lockhart/Walker