Landreneau announces 2023-24 McNeese softball staff

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LAKE CHARLES — McNeese softball head coach James Landreneau has announced staff additions and promotions for the 2024 season. Second year assistant coach Shelbi Sunseri will assume the recruiting coordinator duties and will continue to serve as the Cowgirls pitching coach.

Joining the staff as assistant coaches will be Alexis Otero and Alayis Seneca. Casidy Chaumont will serve as Director of Player of Player Development and Cameron Honaker is the new Director of Operations. Also rejoining the staff will be Cori McCrary who will serve as the Cowgirls Strength and Conditioning coach.

Sunseri returns to the staff after helping the Cowgirls 2023 pitching staff lead the conference with a 0.98 ERA, 13 shutouts, and help opponents to a .184 batting average.

Sunseri, who played professionally over the summer, was a member of the Texas Smoke, who won inaugural WPF regular season title and championship series. In her first season with the Smoke, Sunseri had a .321 batting average, 18 hits, three doubles, and was fourth on the team with 16 home runs. In the circle, she tossed 37 innings and was 2-0.

Alexis Otero is native of Chula Vista, California and a former San Diego State and Quinnipiac letterwinner.

Following her two-year stint at Quinnipiac, Otero transferred to San Diego State where she spent the 2023 season. Here she played in 37 games and started in 24 and produced a .244 batting average with 19 hits, two doubles, one triple, one home run, and nine RBI.

While at Quinnipiac, Otero batted .222 with two home runs, 25 RBIs, 16 runs and nine walks while starting in 10 games and played in 11 games in 2020 before the season was canceled due to COVID.

She was named to the MAAC All-Rookie Team in 2019, playing in 50 games with 49 starts at first base with a .232 average, two homers, 24 RBIs and 14 runs.

After an outstanding four-year career with the Cowgirls, Alayis Seneca joined the coaching staff in August. A two-time All-Southland Conference performer, Seneca ended her career ranked in the Top 10 in nine McNeese statistical categories including games played, hits, runs, stolen bases and batting average.

Seneca’s career includes a career .323 batting average, 125 runs, 199 hits, 15 doubles, seven triples, 58 RBI, 41 walks, and 69 stolen bases.

Not only was she impressive on the field, Seneca was equally impressive in the classroom where she was earned two graduate degrees and was named to the Southland Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll five times and the Southland Conference All-Academic Team three times.

Chaumont, a native of Moss Bluff, La. is the newest member of the staff who spent two seasons as a member of the UL-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns (2018, 2019) squad before ending her collegiate career at Missouri (2021, 2022). While at Missouri, Chaumont was awarded the 2022 Rawlings Gold Glove Award as well as being named to the All-SEC Defensive team both seasons and second team All-SEC in 2021.

A member of the USSSA Pride, Chaumont was the 12th overall pick in the 2022 draft.

In her first season with the pride, she played in 28 games collecting 10 hits, two RBI, two doubles, and 10 walks.

Honaker joined the softball staff in June and will work closely with the players and coaching staff on various tasks and delegations.

A native of Prosper, Texas, Honaker earned his undergraduate degree in Business Administration/Sports Business from the University of Oklahoma.

While at OU, he was an active member and lead trumpet in the Pride of Oklahoma Marching Band as well as the Sound of the Sooners Basketball Band.

McCrary rejoins the staff in a different capacity, serving as the Strength and Conditioning coach after serving the past two years as volunteer coach.

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