First she signed a college scholarship to continue her soccer career, then she led her team to a second consecutive state championship in the state’s highest classification, then she was named Most Outstanding Player in the title game. Finally, her team finished ranked as the second-best prep team in the country.
It has been an eventful couple of months for Courtney Robicheaux.
The St. Scholastica senior added to her list of honors by being named the Offensive Player of the Year in Division I by the Louisiana High School Soccer Coaches Association this past week.
It was a clean sweep of awards for the Doves as Brooke Doyle was named Defensive Player of the Year and Michael Ortner took home Coach of the Year honors.
“I was so surprised,” Robicheaux, a Mississippi State signee, said of the honor. “The reason is because I know how many great offensive players there are in the state of Louisiana. My dream was to wrap up my prep career by leaving it all out on the field, and I believe, I along with my teammates, were able to do that.
“Getting an award like this reiterates the fact that I did leave it all out on the field. It feels very accomplishing now looking back on it.”
With SSA being the preseason favorite headed into the season as the defending state champs, Robicheaux admitted it was sometimes difficult playing teams that brought their “A” game every time. The senior striker did her part, though, with 27 goals and 18 assists as the Doves finished 21-1-3.
“It was stressful early on because we were headed into the season having lost eight seniors,” she said. “We knew the underclassman and the seniors this year had to step up and step up quickly. We just don’t show up in the state championship game. It is a product of hard work each and every day in practice.
“Every opponent we played this year from the season opener to the state championship game against Mount Carmel was a challenge for us.”
While she led her team in goals with 27, Robicheaux was not the leading scorer in the state. But it didn’t bother her.
“I didn’t care how many goals I scored,” she said. “I just wanted to win games. We had such a great offensive line at SSA. I have to give a tremendous amount of credit to my teammates. I wasn’t the only one responsible for scoring goals. We all created chances for each other. We had a very balanced offensive attack. I couldn’t have achieved my goals or gotten this award without my teammates.”
Excited about continuing her soccer career at Mississippi State starting this fall, Robicheaux said she will miss her time in Covington.
“I cannot wait,” she said. “I am so excited, but it is also a little sad because I am going to miss SSA soccer. I can’t wait to get to Starkville. I couldn’t ask for anything better.”
Robicheaux and Doyle were joined on the first-team all-state by teammates Megan Moser and Maggie Otillio.