Dec. 8, 2011
RUSTON, La. – Senior defenders Scotti Culton (Waterloo, Ill.) and Olivia Lukasewich (Woodbridge, Ontario) and sophomore goalkeeper Caitlin Updyke (Broomfield, Colo.) were named to the 2011 Louisiana Sports Writers Association All-Louisiana Women’s Soccer Teams. Lukasewich was selected to the first team while Culton and Updyke received honorable mention honors.
“I am very proud of these athletes who have represented the team and the university with exemplary aptitude,” said head coach Kevin Sherry.
This is the first selection for Lukasewich to the first team as she was an honorable mention selection in 2008. Lukasewich led the Lady Techsters with six goals, the 10th most in a single-season in Tech history, three game-winning goals and 13 points. Her best game this season came at home against Southeastern Louisiana when she scored two goals in a 1:16 span during the first half of a 2-1 victory.
Lukasewich leaves Louisiana Tech ranked third in goals with 21, third in points with 54 and tied for fourth in assists with 12. She never missed a game in her career, playing in a program-high 81 games in her four-year career.
For Culton, this is her second consecutive honorable mention selection after scoring three goals and being credited with six assists this season. Her assist total is tied for the fourth most in a year in Lady Techster history.
Culton finished her Tech career as the program’s all-time assists leader with 21. She also ended fourth in points with 51 and fifth in goals scored with 15. Culton started a program-high 72 games and is also one of only two Tech players to play in at least 80 career games. She also played in more minutes than any other Lady Techster (6,108) and is the only player to play more than 6,000 minutes in Tech history.
In only two years, Updyke already tops the career lists in wins (21) and shutouts (15), is second in saves (138) and save percentage (.798) and ranks third in GAA (0.93).
LSU’s Taryne Boudreau and Brian Lee were named Player of the Year and Coach of the Year, respectively. Sarah LaLanne of McNeese State was selected as the Freshman of the Year while LSU-Shreveport’s Christina Hamilton earned Newcomer of the Year.
The 2011 LSWA All-Louisiana Collegiate Women’s Soccer Teams were selected by the sports information directors.
2011 LSWA All-Louisiana Women’s Soccer Team
Name – School – Class – Position – Hometown
Taryne Boudreau – LSU – Sr. – Midfielder – Sherwood Park, Alberta
Maiya Cooper – Southeastern Louisiana – Jr. – Forward – Hawthorne, Calif.
Brooke Martin – LSU-Shreveport – Jr. – Forward – San Antonio, Texas
Olivia Lukasewich – Louisiana Tech – Sr. – Defender – Woodbridge, Ont.
Karly Dagys – Southeastern Louisiana – Jr. – Forward – Oakville, Ont.
Kelsey Salcido – Southeastern Louisiana – So. – Midfielder – Lakewood, Calif.
Natalie Martineau – LSU – Sr. – Midfielder – Oakville, Ont.
Allysha Chapman – LSU – Sr. – Midfielder – Courtice, Ont.
Johna Germany – McNeese State – So. – Midfielder – Tyler, Texas
Kyle MacIntosh – Southeastern Louisiana – Sr. – Defender – St. Catharines, Ont.
Mo Isom – LSU – Sr. – Goalkeeper – Marietta, Ga.
Player of the Year: Taryne Boudreau, LSU
Freshman of the Year: Sarah LaLanne, McNeese State
Newcomer of the Year: Christina Hamilton, LSU-Shreveport
Coach of the Year: Brian Lee, LSU
Honorable Mention: Sarah LaLanne, McNeese State; Scotti Culton, Louisiana Tech; Jodi Calloway, LSU; Jordan Picou, McNeese State; Megan Hunter, Northwestern State; Alex Arlitt, LSU; Christina Hamilton, LSU-Shreveport; Caitlin Updyke, Louisiana Tech; Sarah Forde, Southern; Emily Breaux, Louisiana College.