White signs with LSUE
Eunice High stand-out Stacie White will continue her basketball career at LSU Eunice as the Lady Bobcat senior signed her national letter of intent Thursday.
“It feels great to get this opportunity to play at the higher level,” White said. “It is all good.
“I have been playing since I was tiny,” she said. “It has alsways been on my mind to go further into it.”
White said she is proud of her accomplishments, including All-District 5-3A MVP honors.
“Coach (Wayne) Fontenot was always pushing me to more even when I was tired,” she said. “I will miss my teammates.”
The death of Lady Cat Ashia Ledet, who would have been part of this year’s senior class, helped Stacie to play to her full ptential.
“She was on my mind the whole time,” White said. “I felt her with me every game.”
White said she is excited to be a part of the LSUE program and help the Lady Bengals win more conference titles.
EHS head coach Wayne Fontenot said White was his best player to play for the Lady Cats.
“I am thrilled to see her sign because it is something she has worked hard to get that chance.
“Her freshman year I pulled her aside and told her if she worked hard enough you will get the opportunity to play at the next level.
“LSUE had been watching her all through her career and now she will be there.”
White’s senior season, she scored 659 points for an average of 24.4 points per game.
She had 223 rebounds her final season.
White finished with 2,113 career points and averaged 21.8 points per game.
“She has played every position on the court for us,” he said.
White is the 29th athlete Fontenot has been involved with to sign to play college sports.
“It is great to see females get the chance to play in college,” Fontenot said. “They have been few and far between here at Eunice High.
“She earned it, she deserves it.”