Louisiana Tech Athletic Communications
Louisiana Tech Women Soccer welcomed 10 new members to Ruston for the 2024 season as Head Coach Steve Voltz announced the addition of the newest Bulldogs to the pitch.
Tech signed Mary Helen Burford, Taylor Cassidy, Grace Clay, Maeva Constenaro, Lydia Daniels, Olivia Ewing, Madeline Gray, Caroline Martin, Annie Meador, and Alexandria Weatherspoon to National Letters of Intent.
“This group not only brings an amazing amount of talent and ability with them, they’re outstanding young people that understand the qualities we’re looking for in our program,” said Voltz. “They will make us better on and off the field.
“We love their competitiveness and how committed they have been to our process all along. They bring a high level of character and passion with them as well. We’re excited to welcome them to the Bulldog Soccer family.”
Tech is coming off a semifinal appearance in the Conference USA Championships hosted in Ruston.
Mary Helen Burford
- Louisiana State Soccer Championship Game Division III MVP (2022)
- Division IV district 1 Defensive Player of the Year (2022).
- All State Division IV soccer team (2 years)
- Soccer All Metro first team (2 years).
- Two team MVP of the Year
- Most improved Player of the Year award
- Finalist in the OPDL 2023 Championships.
- 2nd leading in goals as a sophomore
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
- Champions of Quebec league (LSEQ) U15AAA / U16AAA / U17AAA
- Won Quebec Cup U17AAA
- Champions of Canada U17AAA at nationals with Union Lanuadiere
- 4 goals in 10 games
- Canadian National Tournament: 4 goals in 5 games
Center Defensive Midfielder
Columbia, South Carolina
- 5A Region Champion x3,
- Made school history freshman year by making it to the 5A State Quarter-Final and again the following two years.
- Made school history junior year by making it to the 5A State Semi-Final.
- 3x BHS 5A Region Champion
- 3x BHS 5A State Quarterfinalist
- 1x BHS 5A State Semifinalist
- 2x BHS All Region Player
- All Region Girls Soccer 2021 / 2022 / 2023
- First and second team all-district in 6A, winning district 3 years in a row in 6A,
- North All-State team sophomore year.
- 2-time state finalist in the 4×200 and 4×400
- As a junior year: 5 goals, 9 assist as defender
- As a sophomore year: 4 goals, 7 assist as defender
- 2-time 1st team All-District selection
- Newcomer of the year for team
- 5A Girl’s soccer Texas State Champion
- 20 goals and 12 assist in 3 years (CAREER STATISTICS)
- 4xFirst Team All-District Texas HS Soccer player of the week
- 4xTeam MVP 4-year varsity starter and now captain
- Starter for USPL Semi pro summer league
- 1st team All-Region
- Defensive Player of the Year