Three local girls’ soccer players and one coach will get a taste of competitive soccer this summer when they represent the area in the LHSAA All-Star game Saturday at 4 p.m. in Lafayette.
West Ouachita’s Makenzie Hobbs and West Monroe’s Becca Dupuy and Aly Leggett will play for the East squad, which will be coached by West Monroe’s Trey Long.
All players have to be seniors to be eligible to play in the all-star game.
Dupuy recorded a hat trick in West Monroe’s first-round playoff win and will continue her career at Mississippi College this fall.
Leggett and Hobbs each played key roles for their teams, which each advanced to the second round of the playoffs.
Dupuy and Leggett were also all-state selections in Division I.
“The number of girls this area has sent has been picking up,” Long said. “West Monroe had two last year with a Ruston player, and the area is getting more notoriety across the state.”
Long was an assistant on an East squad that won 2-1 in the 2011 All-Star game.
“I didn’t know what to expect going into last year’s game, but it’s a fun experience,” Long said. “It’s competitive, but the girls are also enjoying playing with and against each other one more time.
“The LHSAA has a deal with Nike, so players get uniforms and gear, and the coaches take home some gear, too.”