Spotlight Athlete: Lindy Robichaux

by Megan Murray

photo courtesy of Millsaps Sports Information

by Megan Murray

sports editor

Senior Lindy Robichaux had an excellent season for the Millsaps Majors women’s soccer team, earning All-Conference honors in her final season as a Major. The 5’6” center back is from Geismar, Louisiana and played three seasons at Millsaps. In her senior campaign, Robichaux started every game for the Majors and led the team in almost every offensive category. With 1,652 minutes played, Robichaux recorded a team-leading eight goals, 39 shots on goal, 68 shots, and 17 total points. She also scored the first goal for the Majors against conference opponent Oglethorpe, propelling the Majors to their first conference win in three years. Robichaux says, “[The conference win] was definitely the highlight of the season. It was great to finally see positive results from all of our hard work.”

The Southern Athletic Association recognized Robichaux’s efforts by naming her to the All-Conference second team. She was the only member of the Millsaps women’s soccer team to receive All-Conference honors for the 2015 season. Robichaux says, “[When I found out] I was surprised and very excited. I actually found out accidentally. I ran into the men’s soccer coach and he shook my hand and told me congratulations. This was just before I actually spoke to my coach, so I just thought he was talking about me finishing my career. I was really confused and then he told me what the congratulations was for.”

The momentum seems to be positive for the Millsaps Majors women’s soccer team. Robichaux says, “I just hope that the girls continue to come together as a team and to work hard for each other, pushing each other to be better. I expect the program to continue to improve with our new coach.” The Majors did improve from a 2-13-1 record in 2014 to a 3-15-1 record in the 2015 season.

As Robichaux prepares to leave the Millsaps women’s soccer program, she says, “I feel very lucky to have had the chance to play for the women’s program here and to make such great friends along the way. Only at Millsaps would I have been able to play soccer and also pursue my academics the way I wanted to.”

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