Iowa’s Kamryn Broussard named LSWA Class 3A all-state softball MVP

Published 8:07 am Saturday, June 11, 2022

Iowa junior Kamryn Broussard’s prowess on offense and defense earned her the Louisiana Sports Writers Association Class 3A all-state softball MVP honor.

Broussard, a returning first-teamer, led Iowa to the final for a second consecutive year. She batted .470 with 13 doubles, 15 home runs, 56 RBIs and 53 runs scored with a .966 fielding percentage.

Iowa went 27-7 and lost to Buckeye 8-6 in the final.

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She is joined by teammates Arlee Darbonne and Ana Alexander on the first team. Darbonne led the Yellow Jackets in the circle with a 26-2 record, 168 strikeouts in 159 2/3 innings and a 2.14 earned run average. As Iowa’s second baseman, Alexander hit .427 with eight doubles, four triples, a home run, 46 runs scored and 14 stolen bases.

Also on the team from Southwest Louisiana are South Beauregard’s big-hitting senior duo of Morgan Eaves (.490, 12 doubles, 24 HR, 78 RBIs) and Emelie Price (.471, 12 doubles, 12 HR, 39 RBIs) and Iota senior outfielder Malayna Daigle (.477, 12 doubles, 4 triples, 10 HR, 43 RBIs).

On the baseball team, St. Louis Catholic junior catcher earned first-team honors along with a pair of seniors from Iota in infielders Tyler Lejeune and Nick Duplechain.

LaRocca, a Louisiana Tech commitment, batted .407 with 14 doubles, two triples, five home runs, 33 runs scored, 23 RBIs and 25 stolen bases, batting leadoff for the Division II semifinalist Saints.

Lejeune (.392, 18 doubles, 5 HR, 37 RBIs, 50 runs) and Duplechain (.505, 10 HR, 11 doubles, 58 RBIs / 8-2, 2.36 ERA) led the Bulldogs to the semifinals.

Lutcher swept the top honors on the baseball team in MVP freshman Marshall Louque (7-2, 0.27 ERA / .475 avg., 19 doubles, 6 HR, 52 RBIs) and Coach of the Year Ryan Jensen. They led Lutcher to its first Louisiana High School Athletic Association baseball title in nearly a decade.

In his second season at Buckeye, Justin Kees was named the softball coach of the year after leading the Panthers to a 28-8 record and their first state championship in nine years.


Pos. Player, School Cl. Stats

P Marshall Louque, Lutcher Fr. 7-2

P Camden Sunstrom, University So. 9-1

P Hayden Robinson, Berwick Jr. 10-1

P Tyler Weimer, E.D. White Jr. 6-3

C Jake LaRocca, St. Louis Catholic Jr. .407

IF Joe Cochran, West Feliciana Sr. .392

IF Luke Zerangue, Berwick Sr. .352

IF Tyler Lejeune, Iota Sr. .392

IF Nick Duplechain, Iota Sr. 505

OF Caleb Stelly, Parkview Baptist Sr. .459

OF Brock Louque, Lutcher So. .364

OF Cru Bella, Berwick Jr. .370

UT Brady Parker, Grant Sr. 6-0

UT Noah Detillier, Lutcher Sr. .342

UT Clay Menard, Berwick Sr. .357

UT Sterling Sims, Sterlington So. 10-3

UT Cole Thompson, Sterlington Sr. .322

OUTSTANDING PLAYER — Marshall Louque, Lutcher

COACH OF THE YEAR — Ryan Jensen, Lutcher

HONORABLE MENTION — Koltin Lebleu, Iowa; Luke Courville, St. Louis Catholic; Nathen Paul, Jena; Layden Sepulvado, South Beauregard; Dawson Richard, Berwick; Julian Pomar, De La Salle; Beau Armstrong, Hannan; Paxton Willis, Jena; Collin McKenzie, North Webster; Mason Johnston Berwick; Wils Melton, University; Cohen Veron, Lutcher; Andrew Mouton, Iota; Jace Dawson, Westlake; Ethan Lee, E.D. White; Brendan Gaubert, E.D. White; Zerrick Jones, Jena; Carter Poche, Lutcher.


Pos. Player, School Cl. Stats

P Arlee Darbonne, Iowa Sr. 26-2

P Maddie Taylor, Sterlington So. 17-8

P McKenna Howell, Grant Jr. 19-6

P Allie Bland, Lutcher Sr. 26-4

C Katie Salling, Parkview Baptist Sr. .537

IF Ana Alexander, Iowa Jr. .427

IF Morgan Eaves, South Beauregard Sr. .490

IF Alexis Smith, Buckeye Sr. .423

IF Britt Bourgoyne, Brusly Sr. .562

OF Kamryn Broussard, Iowa Jr. .470

OF Malayna Daigle, Iota Sr. .477

OF Hailey Peterson, Haynes So. .475

UT Olivia Henry, Buckeye So. 18-7

UT Chakirrious Parker, St. James Sr. .443

UT Cheyenne Jenkins, Hannan So. .467

UT Maria Detillier, Lutcher Sr. .568

UT Emelie Price, South Beauregard Sr. .471

OUTSTANDING PLAYER — Kamryn Broussard, Iowa

COACH OF THE YEAR — Justin Kees, Buckeye

HONORABLE MENTION — Emma Huber, South Beauregard; Macy Daily, Church Point; Jadyn Dauzart, Buckeye; Sidney St. Pe’, Buckeye; Paige Carreno, Grant; Candace Hudnall, Jena; Amelia Bouvier, Laila Clark, Brusly; Briley LeBeouf, Kaplan; Delaney Walker, Haynes; Tristyn Baugh, Hannan; Kamryn Howard, Iowa; Kennedy Marceaux, Kaplan; Kylie Welch, Iota; Emma Brown, Sterlington; Gracie Pettway, Grant; Tori Shirley, Jena; Aubrie Claverie, Haynes; Kristen Wegener, Hannan; Parris Harry, St. James; Sina Ballew, Buckeye; Laila Clark, Brusly; Lauryn Packard, Kaplan; Haylee Dangerfield, Jena; Amelia Mares, Hannan; Paris Harry, St. James; Camryn Becnel, E.D. White; Bella Breaud, E.D. White.