Tech soccer adds keeper to roster

Courtesy of LA Tech Athletic Communications

Louisiana Tech Soccer completed their 2023 recruiting class with the addition of goalkeeper Emma Duguay, head coach Steve Voltz announced Tuesday. 

“We’re fortunate to find another goalkeeper with the qualities that Emma possesses,” said Voltz.” We appreciate her passion for the game, and she will also be an excellent fit for our culture. We are looking forward to her addition to our goalkeeper group.”

Duguay is out of Montreal, Canada, and has spent time with Celtix Du Haut-Richelieu. She joins Denmark native Sam Houston transfer Laerke Holst and incoming freshman Mackenzie Kelso out of Highlands Ranch, Colo. To round out the goalkeeper position. 

“We now have a young but extremely dynamic keeper room,” said Voltz. “These three will be able to come in and add a ton of competition to the group, which is exactly what we need heading into the season. Our new keeper’s coach, Lauren Smith, will do a great job developing and cultivating these players, and we are excited about what she will get out of them.” 

“I chose LA Tech because it has everything I’m looking for in a school and a team,” said Duguay. “During my conversations with Coach Voltz, I discovered that we have a similar vision of soccer and what being part of a team means. Most importantly, they were really kind to me, and I can’t wait to work and progress with them.”

LA Tech has added ten new members to the program, giving the Techsters a total roster size of 26 for the 2023 season. Tech is coming off their highest Conference USA finish since 2018, first postseason tournament appearance since 2019, and picked up a program-high five all-conference honors last year, including the program’s first-ever conference Freshman of the Year, in Flavie Dube

Tech’s roster will be anchored by fifth-year members Sophie Fijneman, all-conference performer, and captain Josie Studer