Crowley's Kaleb Cormier, Emily Boullion win Gardiner Memorial awards
CROWLEY – From participation certificates to individual team honors, there were plenty of awards to go around.
But it was Kaleb Cormier and Emily Boullion who managed to grab the spotlight at the 2012 Crowley High Athletic Banquet.
The two were presented the school’s Gardiner Memorial Award, one symbolizing the school’s top male and female student/athletes.
“I couldn’t think of two better people to win the award,” said CHS head football coach and athletic director Josh Fontenot, who presented the awards to the two. “The coaches choose the recipients and when those two names came up, it was very much a unanimous choice.
“They are going to represent Crowley well; it’s what you want to represent Crowley High in the future. The award is for Crowley High’s finest student athletes and I think we have got two very good representatives this year.”
Cormier, who finished his high school career with a 3.5 grade point average, was a four-sport athlete with the Gents. He lettered four years in football, earning All-District and All-Parish honors in his junior and senior seasons. At the end of his senior season, he signed a National Letter of Intent to play football at McNeese State University beginning in the fall.
Cormier also lettered four years in track, where he was a state qualifier as a sophomore and junior, and he played four years of baseball. He also played three years of basketball with the Gents.
“Anytime that you have a kid who plays three sports for four years and one for three, obviously, he has given a lot of time to his school,” said Fontenot. “And he was very successful on the field and in the classroom. Everything you would want in a student athlete, he was it.”
Boullion also put together an impressive resume during her four years at Crowley High.
Like Cormier, Boullion was a four-sport athlete, earning letters in softball and volleyball for four years while lettering in track and powerlifting for two.
In softball, Boullion was an All-District selection as a junior and senior and she was also honored with the team’s Defensive Player of the Year award at the banquet.
As a powerlifter, she added two state runnerup finishes as a sophomore and junior in her weight class.
“Emily was very successful in everything she did,” said Fontenot, noting that Boullion also finished with a 3.45 GPA. “I never had the privilege to coach her personally, but my wife and I trust her to babysit our little girl so I know her well. She’s very respectable, very smart and a heck of an athlete.”
Although Cormier and Boullion took home the top honors, there were still a number of athletes who were honored in their respective sports.
Mercedes Rogers was the most honored, being named the Most Valuable Player by her coaches and teammates in volleyball and basketball and team captain in girls track.
Rogers was named to the All-District team in volleyball and basketball and qualified for the Class 3A State Track and Field Championships in four events. She won the state title in the triple jump, placed third in the long jump and added a sixth and ninth-place finish in the 300-hurdles and the high jump, respectively.
Boullion’s sister, Olivia, was named the Most Valuable Player in softball and cross country to round out the girls top awards.
Rontrevius Foreman claimed the MVP award in boys’ cross country; Taylor Doughty and Brody Deshotel shared the same honor in baseball and Dorris Senegal was the MVP recipient in boys’ basketball.
Davante Bourque, who will be playing at the University of Tennessee next year, was named the Offensive MVP in football and Brennan Andrus was the defensive MVP.
Brooke Thibodeaux also received multiple honors after taking home the Cheerleader of the Year award and the Hardest Worker award in track.
Other awards included:
Hardest Worker - Akella Dugar
Positive Attitude - Tiara Dugar
Offensive Player of the Year - Heather Trahan
Hardest Worker - Skyler Huval
CHS Pride Award - Chaney Guidry
Captain Award - Arlissa Byers
Most Improved - Tiara Dugar
Team Captain - Dylan Montgomery
Hardest Worker - Danny Malbrough
Most Improved - Diquan Bennett
Best Lifter - Airyana Key
Captain - Steven Bertrand
Most Improved - Nathan Richard
Hardest Worker - Chanz Moore
Team Captain - Taylor Doughty
Hardest Worker - Leighton Killmer
Offensive Captain - Jude Cradeur
Defensive Captain - Brody Deshotel
Hardest Worker - Mark Kritzer III