Comets honor athletes

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 14, 2003

By GEORGE MAHL-Sports Editor

LAPLACE – St. Charles Catholic High School student-athletes Chris Cancienne and Heather Heltz had been solid performers in the classroom and on the playing field. On Saturday night, both of them, along with all other student-athletes, were honored for their acheivements.

Cancienne was named Mr. Comet for 2003, while Heltz was named Miss Comet for 2003. Cancienne was one of only four to letter all four years in both football and baseball. In addition, he carries above a 3.5 GPA and is considered an excellent citizen by his coaches and his teachers.

On the other hand, Heltz is one of only three girls to letter four years in three sports. In addition, she was named 10-3A MVP for softball.

Emcee David Lowry, SCC athletic director, also honored the 2002 swim team, which claimed a state championship last year, by presenting a the state championship trophy to the team and to coach Denise Falgoust.

The show also featured several slide shows, showing moments from different sports throughout the 2002-2003 school year. Lettermen’s jackets were also distributed to both boys and girls. Special awards in each sport were given out also.

Cancienne and Heltz both received awards in their respective sports. Cancienne received an award in football from head coach Frank Monica.

In addition, he was named All-District and All-Metro Defensive End, District Defensive MVP, All-State and State Defensive MVP, as well as All-River Parishes. Heltz was named All-District in basketball.

Others receiving awards included basketball and baseball star Michael Bonura, who signed a baseball scholarship with LSU, Amanda Helm, Jeremy Catoire, who was a member of the state championship swim team, Amanda Helm, volleyball, Kelly Cupit, swimming, and Adam Ayme, Class 3A state powerlifitng champion. Academic awards were given to Ayme, Chase Vileret, Toby Luquette, Reid Owens, Cupit and Heltz. The awards banquet was put together by Don Fernandez.