Mary Star Alumni Sarah Gascon Receives Ultimate Athletic Honor

Mary Star Of The Sea High School girls volleyball coach Sarah Gascon, who starred (no pun intended on Mary Star's mascot) in volleyball, basketball and softball, just received a very exclusive honor.

Already a member of Southeastern Louisiana University's Hall Of Fame, Gascon, who is still very involved athletically as a member of the United States Handball team, was just named to the Southland Conference's All-Time Volleyball Honor Roll on Monday.

Gascon was also named to Southland's 50th Anniversary All-Time Softball Roster as an accomplished third baseman.

"It feels amazing to be honored," Gascon says. "I don't play sports for these awards, I play because I absolutely LOVE to play and compete! I always knew I was supposed to be an athlete and I'm grateful I can still play at the highest level possible."

In her volleyball career at Southeastern Louisiana, Gascon led the nation in digs twice, finishing her NCAA career third all-time with 2,109 digs, setting school, Southland Conference and state of Louisiana records. The former Star set the NCAA and Southland Conference single-season record of 786 digs and a 6.66 per game average in 2003 and posted the fourth-best career average (4.78) in NCAA history.

Gascon was named the Southland Conference's Defensive Player of the Week a record 13 times, including a period of nine consecutive weeks in 2003.A four-time All-Southland Conference third baseman for head softball coach Pete Langois from 2001-04, she was named to the conference's All-Time Softball Team earlier this year.

During her softball career, Gascon was a first team selection as a sophomore, a second team choice as a junior and earned third team notice as a freshman and senior.
The 2002-03 Southeastern Student-Athlete of the Year, Gascon was inducted into the Southeastern Athletics Hall of Fame in 2010.

At Mary Star, Gascon helped the Stars' girls volleyball team reach the CIF-Southern Section finals in 1998 and was named All-Area Daily Breeze in both volleyball and softball.

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Comment by Carlos Rivera on November 20, 2013 at 4:31pm

She is a perfect fit for Mary Star. I remember interviewing her back when she was a player there.


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