SJHS' Mancuso selected district Coach of the Year
St. John volleyball coach Chase Mancuso led the Lady Eagles to the District 3-V championship for the second consecutive season and a school record in victories this year.
The Lady Eagles finished 38-6 and a perfect 10-0 in district play before falling to Ascension Episcopal in the Division V quarterfinals at the Louisiana High School Athletic Association Volleyball State Tournament at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner.
Mancuso was recently selected District Coach of the Year and the Lady Eagles had seven players earn honors. White Castle under coach Tammy Pierce also placed four players on the squad after finishing 16-11 overall and 4-6 in district play before falling in the regional playoffs to Episcopal of Acadiana.
Earning first-team honors were Jessie Brown and Kamryn Theriot of St. John and Erica Jones and Skylar O'Bear of White Castle.
St. John's Victoria Weaver and Randi Seneca were selected to the second team along with White Castle's Shylar O'Bear. Earning honorable mention were the Lady Eagles' Keri Yarbrough, Jayme Rivet and Carlee Smith and the Lady Bulldogs' Alaina Williams.
Brown led the Lady Eagles with 460 kills, 305 digs and 76 aces this season. Theriot had 810 digs, 88 aces, 65 kills and 42 assists.
Jones finished with 350 kills, 195 digs, 86 aces, 75 assists and 62 blocks and Skylar O'Bear had 230 kills, 275 digs, 120 aces, 85 assists and 10 blocks.
Weaver had 322 kills, 57 aces and 43 digs and Seneca led St. John with 905 assists, 94 digs, 41 aces and 23 kills. Shylar O'Bear led White Castle with 235 assists, 272 digs and 53 aces.
Yarbrough had 124 kills, 66 blocks, 45 digs and 41 aces, while Rivet had 364 digs and 53 aces and Smith 326 digs and 11 aces. Williams had 74 kills, 58 digs, 45 aces and 21 blocks.
Chelsea Roudeze of Ascension Catholic was selected Most Valuable Player.