Saturday, April 8, 2017

Trench is runner-up for Louisiana Freshman of the Year

NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana's Maya Trench finished second in voting for Freshman of the Year on the 2016-17 All-Louisiana women's basketball team.

Although she did not make the team nor earn honorable mention, Trench — a 5-foot-2 point guard from Edgard, La., and a graduate of West St. John High School — had credentials good enough to garner 5-of-30 votes from a statewide media panel. Trench tied for second in the voting with Jasmine Thomas of Louisiana-Lafayette and Tykeria Williams of Nicholls State. Southeastern Louisiana's Charliee Dugas won the award with eight votes.

Trench became the first freshman to lead XULA in scoring, assists and steals. She averaged 6.9 points, 4.4 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 2.3 steals per game, and her 1.97 assist/turnover ratio was second among all Louisiana players, regardless of classification, and No. 1 among freshmen. March 2 she became the first Gulf Coast Athletic Conference freshman, female or male, to be named to the league's All-Defensive team.

The Louisiana Sports Writers Associat
ion announced the All-Louisiana team late Friday.

Ed Cassiere, Sports Information Director

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