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Madison Ledet named all-tournament as Cards win Southland title

CONWAY, Ark. — Nederland graduate Madison Ledet was named the Southland Conference All-Tournament team shortly after helping Lamar University win the conference women’s soccer championship Sunday in Conway, Ark.

Ledet made an assist and took two shots in the Cardinals’ first-round victory against Stephen F. Austin on Wednesday. She also assisted on one of Esther Okoronkwo’s two goals in the title match, a 3-1 win over Northwestern State on Sunday.

Ledet was the MVP of the 2017 Southland tournament, which Lamar won as well.

Okoronkwo won the 2019 MVP honor.

Also making the All-Tournament team from Lamar were Lucy Ashworth and Macie McFarland.

The win gives Lamar (15-6) an automatic bid into the NCAA tournament.

The selection show for the tournament will be streamed at 3:30 p.m. Monday at NCAA.com. An official watch party will be held at Buffalo Wild Wings on Dowlen Road in Beaumont.

Northwestern State finished its season at 13-8-1.

About I.C. Murrell

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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