Katie Brignac doesn’t like talking much about herself when it comes to her softball prowess.
She would much rather just play the game.
The recent John Curtis grad did that in dominating fashion this spring, capping her high school career with yet another stellar season.
Brignac finished her senior season 23-2, striking out 290 batters to go with her 0.18 ERA while helping Curtis claim the Class 3A state championship.
For her efforts, she is Player of the Year on The New Orleans Advocate’s All-Metro softball team. She batted .544 from her No. 3 spot in the lineup.
It was the third consecutive title for Curtis after she led the team to back-to-back 2A titles as a sophomore and a junior.
She finished her career with an eye-popping 93-9 record with 932 strikeouts and a 0.20 ERA. She batted .420 over her career.
With those lofty numbers came plenty of accolades.
In addition to being Player of the Year, she was also a preseason All-American, Louisiana’s Gatorade Player of the Year and The New Orleans Advocate’s Female Athlete of the Year.
Brignac will play at the University of Memphis next season, but she leaves an impressive résumé at Curtis.
“I just wanted people to just remember me as a hard worker,” Brignac said.
P – Karli Perque, Cabrini
The sophomore was named District 9-4A MVP after going 24-5 with 271 strikeouts and a 0.97 ERA. Helped Crescents earn top seed for 4A playoffs and reach the regional round of the playoffs.
P – Shelby Rome, Fontainebleau
Senior was 12-5 with a 2.13 ERA and 132 strikeouts in 105 innings. In district play, she was 8-0 with a 1.59 ERA and 57 strikeouts in 57 IP. As a hitter (either designated player or first baseman), she hit .432 with three homers and 35 RBIs. Had a .502 OBP and nine doubles.
IF – Brooke Lee, John Curtis
Slick fielding shortstop batted .524, scored 45 runs and belted seven home runs in helping Lady Patriots to their third consecutive state championship. Memphis signee.
IF – Sydney Bourg, Northshore
District 6-5A MVP and all-state pick batted over .700 with nine doubles, two triples, 45 runs, 25 RBIs and 13 stolen bases. LSU signee helped Northshore reach the regional round of the Class 5A playoffs.
IF – Sam Dares, Mt. Carmel
Sophomore was named District 9-5A MVP after batting .457 with five home runs and 31 RBIs. She helped her team reach the 5A quarterfinals. IF – Lauren Simar, Hahnville
Simar was one of area’s most feared hitters, batting .398 with 41 RBIs and six home runs for the Tigers. She was named District 7-5A MVP.
C – Sydney Loupe, Pope John Paul II
Splendid behind the plater, Loupe was a three-time All-District 8-2A. Batted .441 (.691 slugging percentage) with a pair of home runs to go with 27 RBIs.
OF – Savannah Folse, Fontainebleau
Class 5A all-state pick hit .442 with a homer and 26 RBIs. She had a .505 on-base percentage with 13 doubles. On the mound, she went 9-2 with a 1.39 ERA and 83 strikeouts in 65 innings.
OF – Payton Adams, John Curtis
The sophomore batted .346 with six homers and 32 RBIs for the Patriots, who won the Class 3A state championship.
OF – Jenna Parker, Academy of Our Lady
The outfielder was hard to get out at the plate, batting . 441 with 57 runs and 26 RBIs in leading her team to a No. 6 seed and to the bidistrict round of the Class 5A playoffs.
UTIL – Kassilynn Rojas, Fisher
Went 18-5 on the mound with 109 strikeouts and 31 RBIs to help Fisher reach the Class 2A quarterfinals.
UTIL – Toni Hebert, Riverside
Converted from catcher to pitcher this season and led Lady Rebels to Class 2A semifinals. Was named District 10-2A MVP after hitting .449 to go with 38 stolen bases.
UTIL – Frances Reisman, Country Day
Pitcher and third baseman batted .596 with a .716 on-base percentage and a .787 slugging percentage. Also had nine doubles and 32 RBIs.
DH – Bailey Tumminello, Hannan
Was named District 8-2A MVP after belting 12 home runs with 53 RBIs and 48 runs. Finished with a .558 batting average and .608 on-base percentage.
COACH OF THE YEAR
Jerry Godfrey, John Curtis
Godfrey led Curtis to the Class 3A state championship.
The Lady Patriots were the only area school to win a state title.
It was the third consecutive state championship after winning Class 2A the past two seasons and it came in convincing fashion.
Curtis defeated its five playoff opponents (Avoyelles, Vidalia, Evangel Christian, Notre Dame, and Jena) by a combined score of 42-6.
Meta Hight, Ursuline Academy; Jenna Jurisich, Ursuline Academy; Emily Triche, St. Charles; Erica Delaneiville, Riverside; Alaina Guarino, Mt. Carmel