Freshman forward Cayla Chatman earned Honorable Mention honors for the Ragin' Cajuns soccer team as the Louisiana Sports Writers Association announced its 2009 All-Louisiana Collegiate Women's Soccer Teams this weekend.

University of Louisiana SoccerThe Cajuns also announced their own awards at the soccer team's season-ending Christmas awards banquet. Chatman was named as the team's most improved player. Junior midfielder Jordan Blevins earned the honor as the Ultimate Cajuns and sophomore defender Allison Baker was named the squad's Most Valuable Player.

Chatman led the Cajuns with six goals and 13 points during the year. She played in all 19 matches, earning the start nine times. She recorded a .682 shot on goal percentage and was responsible for UL's two game-winning goals over Florida Atlantic and South Alabama. She also notched an assist against UALR. In the season finale, Chatman scored both of the Cajuns' goals in a 2-3 loss to Louisiana-Monroe.

Blevins scored her first career goal this past season against Arkansas State. She scored her second goal of the year against Middle Tennessee to finish third on the team with two goals for the 2009 campaign. She also had an assist early in the season against Tulsa. Blevins played in 17 matches, finding a spot on the starting lineup every time.

Baker started every match for the Cajuns in the backfield. She was a force on defense, helping UL set the program's record for saves on the season, with 141. She was also part of a defense that shut out two opponents in the Cajuns' two wins, FAU and South Alabama.


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