Boys tennis academic all-state team announced

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With regular-season and championship events canceled for the remainder of the year, the LHSAA has released All-Academic teams, usually honored at state championship events.

The boys tennis All-Academic composite team includes 10 seniors from the metro area. Two schools had a pair of student-athletes on the team: Fontainebleau’s Nicholas Costello and Drue Powers, and Lusher’s August Wietfeldt and Benjamin Wilkins.

Other area representatives include Gavin Blanchard of Central Lafourche, Connor Kenney of Chalmette, Thomas Levy of Jesuit, Arjun Iyer of St. Charles Catholic, Brandon Stokes of St. Martin’s and Rodrigo Rivera of Thibodaux.

To qualify for the All-Academic composite team, student-athletes must have a non-weighted 4.0 grade point average for their high school careers. The LHSAA also selects All-Academic class teams in each sport, which honors seniors with at least a 3.5 GPA.

Noah Broussard, Assumption
Joshua Gill, Caddo Magnet
Jackson Harris, Cedar Creek
Charles Boagni, Central Catholic
Luke Brinkley, Central Catholic
Gavin Blanchard, Central Lafourche
Connor Kenney, Chalmette
Nicholas Costello Fontainebleau
Drue Powers, Fontainebleau
Lance Nguyen, Hathaway
Anderson Dewitt Holy Savior Menard
Hynson Luke, Holy Savior Menard
Thomas Levy, Jesuit
Jean Normand, Lafayette
Ryan Thomas, Lee Magnet
August Wietfeldt Lusher Charter
Benjamin Wilkins Lusher Charter
Gabriel Lipe, Neville
Shawn Sharma, Neville
Jarrett Berthelot Oak Grove
Sam Gil, Sacred Heart
Arjun Iyer, St. Charles Catholic
Ethan Hebert, St. Louis
Brandon Stokes, St. Martin’s Episcopal
Brooks Giardina, Sulphur
Rodrigo Rivera, Thibodaux
John Patrick, Vidalia
Sebastian Hymel Walker

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Lenny Vangilder


Lenny was involved in college athletics starting in the early 1980s, when he began working Tulane University sporting events while still attending Archbishop Rummel High School. He continued that relationship as a student at Loyola University, where he graduated in 1987. For the next 11 years, Vangilder worked in the sports information offices at Southwestern Louisiana (now UL-Lafayette) and Tulane;…

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