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Golf: Three Cajuns Honored by LSWA

Michael Smith (pictured), Devin Carrey and Thomas Petts were named to the 2008 LSWA All-Louisiana Golf Team.
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Michael Smith (pictured), Devin Carrey and Thomas Petts were named to the 2008 LSWA All-Louisiana Golf Team.

LAFAYETTE-Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajuns golf team picked up a trio of accolades
as Michael Smith (Lafayette, La.), Devin Carrey (South Surrey, British
Columbia, Canada) and Thomas Petts (North Vancouver, British Columbia,
Canada) were honored as members of the 2008 Louisiana Sports Writers’
Association All-Louisiana Team. 

The team was selected by members of the state’s sports information directors
for the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.

Smith was named to the first team, while Carrey and Petts were both tabbed to
the second team. 

Smith, who was also named All-Sun Belt Conference, had a team best 73.35
stroke average on the season.  He had five rounds in the 60s with a season
low of 68.  Smith boasted 12 rounds of par or better.  He finished in the top-
10 in five times with a third place finish at the Squire Creek
Intercollegiate.  Smith finished the Indian Classic nine under par in fifth
place with three consecutive rounds below par.

Carrey had a 73.47 stroke average on the year and finished in the top-10
eight times with a pair of first place finishes.  He medaled at the Mean
Green Invitational as well as the Battle on the Bend.  Carrey finished five
tournaments under par and boasted 15 rounds of par or better.  He had six
rounds in the 60s with a season low of 66.

Petts had a 74.87 stroke average as a freshman with five rounds of par or
better with a season low of 68 at the North Texas Classic where he finished
fifth.  He had a third place finish at the All-American Intercollegiate and a
13th place finish at the Battle on the Bend.

Jose Toledo of New Orleans and Megan McChrystal of LSU have been named
Louisiana’s collegiate golfers of the year on the 2008 All-Louisiana Golf
Team.

Joining Smith and Toledo on the men’s first team were Sigmundur Masson of
McNeese State, David McKendrick of ULM and Matthew Harvey of Louisiana Tech.

Named to the women’s team along with McChrystal were Rebecca Kuhn and Amalie
Valle, both of LSU, Angela Drane of ULM, Maggie Welch of McNeese State and
Theunette Vander Walt of Nicholls State.

Selected for the men’s second team were Carrey and Petts, along with Greg
Berthelot of Centenary, Andrew Loupe of LSU, Matthew Carvell of Southeastern
Louisiana, Nathan McMullen of ULM and Hector Arias of UNO.

Named to the women’s second team were Alexis Rather of LSU, Sara Larsson of
ULM and Jessica Garza and Chloe Mims of Centenary.

All-Louisiana Golf 2008 – LSWA team
Men’s Team (First Team)
Matthew Harvey, Louisiana Tech
Sigmundur Masson, McNeese State
David McKendrick, ULM
Michael Smith, Louisiana
Jose Toledo, New Orleans

(Second Team)
Hector Arias, New Orleans
Greg Berthelot, Centenary
Devin Carrey, Louisiana
Matthew Carvell, Southeastern La.
Andrew Loupe, LSU
Nathan McMullen, ULM
Thomas Petts, Louisiana

Player of the Year: Jose Toledo, New Orleans
Freshman of the Year: Andrew Loupe, LSU
Newcomer of the Year: Nathan McMullen, ULM
Coach of the Year: Chris McCarter, New Orleans

Women’s Team (First Team)
Angela Drane, ULM
Rebecca Kuhn, LSU
Megan McChrystal, LSU
Amalie Valle, LSU
Theunette Van der Walt, Nicholls State
Maggie Welch, McNeese State

(Second Team)
Jessica Garza, Centenary
Sara Larsson, ULM
Chloe Mims, Centenary
Alexis Rather, LSU

Player of the Year: Megan McChrystal, LSU
Freshman of the Year: Megan McChrystal, LSU
Coach of the Year: Karen Bahnsen, LSU

-www.RaginCajuns.com-

Chris Whitehead
UL-Lafayette Sports Information
201 Reinhardt Drive
Lafayette, LA 70506
(337) 851-2255
www.ragincajuns.com
whitehead@louisiana.edu