Freshman Eden Richardson took home both Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year honors from the Louisiana Sports Writers Association
Bill Kallenberg

Trio of Tigers Haul in All-Louisiana Honors

Chase Wales
Chase Wales
Communications Student Assistant

BATON ROUGE --- Freshman Eden Richardson was named both Louisiana Player of the Year and Louisiana Freshman of the Year as the LSU women’s tennis team earned a total of five All-Louisiana honors from the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.

Richardson and junior Jessica Golovin were both selected to the All-Louisiana First Team while senior Ryann Foster was selected to the All-Louisiana Second Team.

Richardson compiled an incredible 18-1 dual regular-season singles record going into the NCAA Championships, including a 16-match winning streak, while playing across the top three spots in the lineup en route to achieving a national ranking of No. 53 in the country.

The freshman from Bath, England also went 13-6 in dual doubles matches with three top-15 victories at the time of the All-Louisiana selections as part of the No. 29-ranked pairing in the nation. Richardson’s All-Louisiana honors add to her list of accolades that include First Team All-SEC, SEC All-Freshman Team and ITA Rookie of the Year for the Southern region.

This is Golovin’s second selection to the All-Louisiana First Team, her first since her freshman season when she was also named Louisiana Freshman of the Year.

Foster has been selected to the All-Louisiana Second Team in each of the past three seasons and was also named Louisiana Newcomer of the Year following her debut sophomore season with the Tigers in 2016.

For more information on the LSU women’s tennis program follow the Lady Tigers on Twitter @lsuwten and @LSUJuliaSell, on Instagram @LSUWTen and on www.Facebook.com/lsuwten.

FIRST TEAM
Eden Richardson, LSU
Stefana Andre, ULM
Jessica Golovin, LSU
Sarah Jurakova, McNeese State
Polina Mutel, Northwestern State
Mariia Borodii, Xavier 

SECOND TEAM
Phonexay Chitdara, McNeese State
Kelly Drew, Louisiana-Lafayette
Giovana Fioretti, McNeese State
Ryann Foster, LSU
Charlene Goreau, Xavier
Polina Ivanova, Northwestern State
Arianna Pepper, Loyola 

HONORABLE MENTION
Stephanie Barnett, Nicholls State
Karolina Snita, ULM
Alba Perny, LSU Alexandria
Sonia Chen, Louisiana Tech 

PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Eden Richardson, LSU 

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
Ela Iwaniuk, Northwestern State 

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Eden Richardson, LSU 

COACH OF THE YEAR
Helena Besovic, McNeese State

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