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Softball: Louisiana honors softball program's history by naming field after Yvette Girouard

Kevin Foote, The Advocate, March 15, 2019

 

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Click here for the Athletic Network Tribute to Coach Yvette Girouard - scroll down to view Living Memorials written by former players, coaches, administrators, and others.

Click here for post-game video of Yvette Girouard and Dan McDonald with Yvette describing her reaction to the surprise of the softball field being named the "Yvette Girouard Field."

So many things have taken place in Yvette Girouard’s life that she never dreamed could happen.

On Friday night at Lamson Park, that list grew by one.

From now on, the University of Louisiana's nationally ranked softball team will play its home games on Yvette Girouard Field.

“The absolute ultimate. I never dreamed this would happen,” said Girouard, who was the softball program's first coach.

Yvette Girouard and Skip Bertman speculated that some coaches stayed away from the Louisiana Legends Q&A for a very basic reason: Neither …

The announcement came right after Girouard threw out the first pitch for the Cajuns’ Sun Belt home opener against Troy.

And in true UL softball fashion, Girouard was so surprised that she still didn’t believe it, even after longtime public address announcer Robert Harris made the proclamation. 



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