College Sports

Bengals turn dirt on soccer field

History was made Wednesday at LSU Eunice s a ground breaking ceremony was held for the construction of the soccer fields.
“This is an exciting time for us,” LSUE chancellor Kimberly Russell told the crowd. “This new soccer complex will be completed Oct. 1 and will serve the LSUE campus and our region for many years to come.
Russell said the new complex will not only support the LSUE men’s and women’s teams, but it will also benefit the community and region.

Moving on up to the next level

Six LSU Eunice sophomores are continuing their softball careers at the next level.
NJCAA All-American Mima Doucet is heading to Southeastern Louisiana University along with teammate Emily Henderson.
Doucet was also named to the NFCA NJCAA Division II as she becomes just the sixth LSUE softball student-athlete to receive a first-team nomination by both the NJCAA and NFCA.
As the Lady Bengal third baseman, Doucet lead the team and nation in doubles with 29.
That mark also broke the LSUE single-season record set by fellow Notre Dame alum Taylor Simon in 2013.

Jeff Willis, athletic director and head baseball coach, speaks at a Eunice Board of Aldermen's meeting on Tuesday. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

LSUE Bengals get a hometown hurrah

The LSUE baseball and softball teams were recognized for their successful seasons at Tuesday’s Eunice Board of Aldermen’s meeting.
Jeff Willis, athletic director and head baseball coach, said he appreciated the city’s support that included escorts in and out of Eunice by police, marshals and firefighters.
The baseball team won its sixth NJCAA Division II national title. The softball team finished fourth in Division II and has won five national titles.
“It is very exciting to see young people that have a goal at hand then reach that goal,” Willis said.

Mima Doucet continues to pile on the postseason awards as the sophomore has been named to the NJCAA All-American first-team, the association announced Wednesday. It’s the second All-American recognition for Doucet this year. (LSUE photo)

LSUE’s Doucet earns first-team All-American honor

Mima Doucet continues to pile on the postseason awards as the sophomore has been named to the NJCAA All-American first-team, the association announced Wednesday. It’s the second All-American recognition for Doucet this year.
Doucet was named to the NFCA NJCAA Division II First-Team earlier this month alongside teammate Madison Monson. The Lafayette native was one of 39 recipients to be honored by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).

After one of the most dominating single seasons on the mound in LSU Eunice history, Zach Hester has earned All-American honors. Hester was given first-team honors by the NJCAA, the association announced on Monday. (LSUE photo)

Hester receives NJCAA first-team All-American nod

After one of the most dominating single seasons on the mound in LSU Eunice history, Zach Hester has earned All-American honors. Hester was given first-team honors by the NJCAA, the association announced on Monday.
The sophomore is the tenth Bengal to earn a first-team nomination and just the second pitcher, joining LSU Eunice Hall of Fame member Kenny Plaisance. Hester joins the 18 other former Bengals to be named a NJCAA All-American and first since Nick Coomes and Zach LaFleur in 2016.

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