Four Lady Techsters Earn LSWA Honors

Dec. 17, 2017

RUSTON -- In the final postseason honors handed out for the 2017 season, the Louisiana Tech women's soccer team had four Lady Techsters earn awards from the Louisiana Sports Writers Association as announced on Sunday.

Junior goalkeeper Courtney Tompkins was named the state's Newcomer of the Year, senior midfielder and sophomore forward Jenna Dages were selected First Team All-Louisiana and senior defender Haley Laque received honorable mention honors.

Tompkins transferred from Mississippi State and had an immediate impact in her first year in net for LA Tech. The Palm City, Florida native ended up with an 8-2-3 overall record in goal with her 13 starts, registering three shutouts and 60 total saves.

She posted a 0.86 goals against average which ranks first in program history for keepers who played at least 1,000 minutes. She also had a .845 save percentage which ended up ranking second in C-USA.

Kgoale, the magician in the midfield, added to her long list of postseason accolades. The South Africa native played in 19 games with 17 starts this past season, racking up the third most points on the squad with 15 on six goals and three assists.

She was just one of four midfielders from C-USA to make the United Soccer Coaches All-Region Team. She was also selected to the C-USA All-Tournament Team after registering a goal and an assist in the quarterfinal win over Old Dominion.

Dages claimed her first ever postseason honor after becoming just the fourth Lady Techster in program history to record double-digit goals in a single season, leading the team with 11 this year.

Five of those 11 goals proved to be game-winners which tied a program record. For the season, the Cypress, California native played in all 22 games while making 13 starts as a striker. She did the bulk of her scoring during league play, netting eight goals which tied for first in the conference.



Laque was the anchor on the LA Tech back line, finishing her career with 85 games played -- program record -- and a total of 5,831 career minutes which ranks sixth in program history.

This season, she played in all 22 matches while making 21 starts and being part of six shutouts. She went the distance in 14 matches, five of those playing all 110 minutes of double overtime games.

The Lafayette, Louisiana native tallied two goals, both coming on converted penalty kicks.

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2017 LSWA All-Louisiana Women's Soccer Collegiate Teams

Player of the Year: Savannah LaRicci, McNeese
Freshman of the Year: Emma Roccaforte, McNeese
Newcomer of the Year: Courtney Tompkins, Louisiana Tech
Coach of the Year (tie): Michael Poropat, LSU Alexandria and Justin Wagar, Grambling

First Team
Savannah LaRicci -- McNeese -- F -- Sr. -- Sugar Land, Texas
Alex Thomas -- LSU -- F -- Jr. -- New Orleans, La.
Nomvula Kgoale -- Louisiana Tech -- MF -- Sr. -- Polokwane, South Africa
Jenna Dages -- Louisiana Tech -- F -- So. -- Cypress, Calif.
Gabi D'Alesandro -- McNeese -- D/MF -- Sr. -- Flower Mound, Texas
Brittany Terry -- Grambling -- D -- Jr. -- Saint George, Utah
Brittany Caserma -- Northwestern State -- F -- Jr. -- Murrieta, Calif.
Kaylee Holt -- Grambling -- F -- Fr. -- South Jordan, Utah
Chiara Ritchie-Williams -- LSU -- D -- Fr. -- London, England
Chandler Kammerer -- LSU Alexandria -- D -- Sr. -- North East, Md.
Emma Roccaforte -- McNeese -- GK -- Fr. -- Nederland, Texas
Caroline Brockmeier -- LSU -- GK -- Jr. -- Tallahassee, Fla.

Honorable Mention: Kati-Jayde Cunningham, LSU Shreveport; Haley Laque, Louisiana Tech; Katherine Kelly, Nicholls; Christina Cutura, Southeastern Louisiana; Havana Johnson, McNeese; Nikki Schaaf, McNeese; Gabrielle Gamboa, Northwestern State; Haileigh Adams, Grambling; Tinaya Alexander, LSU; Cecile Mortensen, LSU Alexandria.


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