Check out local seniors competing in Southeast Texas Coaches Association All-Star Games – Port Arthur News
More than a dozen local student-athletes will compete in the Southeast Texas Coaches Association (SETCA) Christus All-Star Game.
A total of 17 athletes from Memorial, Port Neches-Groves and Nederland will compete in soccer, softball, baseball, basketball, volleyball and football next month.
SETCA selects seniors from across the region to compete in the All-Star Games as a finale to their respective high school careers.
The Nederland Bulldogs run the local schools with 11 participants. PNG and Memorial each have three athletes representing their programs.
Teams are split into East and West regions for each sport. Athletes from PNG, Memorial and Nederland play for the Eastern teams.
Tori Morrison and Chesney Wright represent the Bulldogs on the softball team, while Britton Gomez will play in the baseball game.
Abby Meaux, Kamren Savarino and Katie Perez will participate in the volleyball game, while Tripp Parker will play the basketball game.
Kyndon Fuselier, Jaice Beck and Jacob Kotz will once again play together on the football field.
For PNG, Rylee Miller will play for the East football team. Ryley Chiasson and Caleb Faulk will be part of the baseball team.
Memorial’s Erial Fontenot takes to the court for the women’s basketball game, and Daniel Maldonado will dress for the men’s soccer game. Rowshawn Calhoun offensive lineman will take the field for the East football team.
Netherlands sporting director Monte Barrow said the star caps shine a light on the program’s performance.
“I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the coaches in all of these sports,” Barrow said. “They have been part of the lives of these young children. Our children work extremely hard in everything they do. They not only work hard with their coaches but also on their own. First of all, they are student-athletes, which is very important.
Barrow said the games give seniors a chance to get back on the pitch once again.
“We were lucky to coach in those games,” Barrow said. “It’s a good thing to see you’re teammates with a guy you’ve been bumping into for four years. It’s always a good thing. You see kids at school and think maybe they were one way with other players. Then you see them and think they could be best friends. They know it’s different on the pitch than off the pitch. Sometimes we just don’t give it to them. not the credit.
The AD said the games allow seniors to reflect on the past four years and see how far they have come.
The matches will be played from June 14 to 17. The soccer games will be played at 5 p.m. on June 14 at Dayton ISD Stadium.
Softball and baseball games will take place at 5 p.m. on June 15 at Barbers Hill High School.
Volleyball and basketball games will be played June 16 at 4 p.m. at East Chambers High School.
The football game will close the week at 7 p.m. on June 17 at Beaumont Memorial Stadium.