Rebels’ LaFountain heads All-Parish squad

Published 12:00 am Saturday, January 8, 2011



Riverside went 27-8 and reached the state quarterfinals before falling to top seeded Catholic-New Iberia in Division IV. After a successful season, the Rebels are well-represented on L’Observateur’s 2010 All-St. John Parish Volleyball team.

Four members of the Rebels adorn the squad, including its MVP and coach of the year. Senior Shea LaFountain repeats as the parish’s Most Valuable Player after earning that honor as a junior, while Kristy Hebert is L’Observateur’s choice as the parish’s Coach of the Year.

LaFountain is joined by fellow senior Kristy Milioto, sophomore Taylor Terrio, and seventh-grader Toni Hebert.

LaFountain led the parish in kills, averaging over 12 a match while also adding over three aces a contest. She’s been one of the most feared hitters in the region and forced other teams to account for her strategically.

“Her presence really opened things up for the other hitters on our team, aside from all the production she gave us,” said Hebert. She’s so versatile and she turned it up this past season.”

One of the hitters she helped open things for was Milioto, who tallied 350 kills this season and nine digs a contest.

The Rebels introduced an offense with dual setters this season and each makes the squad. Hebert and Terrio combined for almost 25 assists a game and over eight aces.

Coach Hebert completed her second season with the Rebels, guiding them into the quarterfinals after taking the team to the regional round a year prior.

St. Charles Catholic also returned to the postseason and sends two members to the team: sophomore Chelsea Loupe and junior Raven Becnel.

Loupe was her team’s best all around player over the course of the season, leading St. Charles in kills with 108 and blocks with 79. She also tallied 59 aces and averaged 13 digs.

Becnel missed a portion of the season due to injury but upon her return made a big impact as the Comets’ setter, tallying 174 assists.