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Centenary Has Most Players on Women's All-State Soccer Team
Coach of Year and Freshman of Year Also from Centenary

Contact: Centenary Sports Information Office, 318-869-5092, or
Centenary News Service, 318-869-5120 or 869-5709

SHREVEPORT, LA -- Centenary College of Louisiana placed six players and LSU four to dominate the 1996 All-Louisiana women's college soccer team. In addition, Coach of the Year and Freshman of the Year honors went to Centenary.

The team was selected for the Louisiana Sports Writers Association by sports information directors based on school nominations at the conclusion of the regular season.

Led by Coach of the Year Glenn Evans, the six Centenary players are senior midfielder Jeanette Bingeman, senior midfielder Kristen Mavico, sophomore forward Shari Overbeek, sophomore forward Daniela Sarquiz, sophomore defender Amy Williams and Freshman of the Year selection forward Jacintha Wick.

The only member selected to the team not from Centenary or LSU was Southeastern Louisiana sophomore forward Ashley Strine.

Wick was selected as Freshman of the Year after leading Centenary in goals scored with 13 and in scoring with 31 points.

Despite missing three games because of illness, she still managed to finish third in the TAAC and among the top five in the Central Region in scoring. She had six goals in her first four games and four multi-goal games.

Evans, who stepped down as the Centenary head coach just prior to the end of the season, was named coach of the year. Evans led the Ladies to a 16-3 record and a first-place finish in the TAAC's Western Division. In his five-year stint as the Ladies head coach, Evans posted a 66-25-3 (.718) record and twice finished atop the Western Division of TAAC.