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Ms. Lindsay Ann Cockrell
(Formerly Ms. Lindsay Ann Webb)
2007

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November, 2017

Spotlight on Former Athlete: Lindsay Webb Cockrell - Soccer 2003-06

Webb welcomes third child, who waits on Harvey first

By Bruce Brown
Athletic Network

HUFFMAN, Texas – Lindsay Webb may have a smart one on her hands.

Webb, who served as team captain for women's soccer at UL in her 2006 senior campaign, was expecting her third child with husband Micah Cockrell, a former Ragin' Cajun baseball player.

Trouble was, Hurricane Harvey was also expected to arrive in the Houston area about the same time as the newest Cockrell.

But Cooper apparently decided he'd wait out the storm before making his entrance.

“We were actually fine,” Webb said. “We were concerned, because there were two roads leading to the hospital and one of them was closed. My due date was when Harvey was supposed to come in.

“So we stayed with a friend, to make sure we could get to the hospital. But Cooper waited a week before coming, so we were fine. I guess it was warm and cozy in there and he wasn't ready.”

Perhaps Cooper was just smart enough to dodge the storm. Either way, the young couple has a tale for the family for years.

Already on the roster were Brooks, 5, who not surprisingly has been playing soccer for 3 years already, and daughter Paisley, 2 ½, “who's probably going to be the soccer player,” according to her mom.

Married since 2008, Webb teaches first grade when not on maternity leave. Micah, who was on UL's 48-19 Sun Belt Conference champions in 2005, is in the applied medical sales field.

They lived in Lafayette for 2 years, then Katy, Texas, for 5, before moving to Huffman. The two met as Ragin' Cajun athletes.

“When you play sports in college, there's not really a lot of time for other things,” Webb said. “You tend to hang out with other athletes, who have sort of the same schedule as you do.”

Webb started 72 matches in four years at UL, the first two years under coach Dave Poggi and the final two under current coach Scott Wieland. During that time the fledgling Cajun program went 6-13-1, 7-10-2, 4-10-3 and 8-8-4, gradually growing in respect.

It was Webb whose game-winning goal beat Troy 1-0 in overtime to put UL at 8-7-3 in 2006. The Cajuns tied UL Monroe 0-0 in two overtimes, then fell 5-1 to North Texas as hosts of the Sun Belt Tournament to finish 8-8-4. But players like Webb set the tone for UL's first winning campaign in 2007.

“I remember winning one game on a penalty kick, but now all those games tend to run together,” Webb said. “Micah can remember details about his games, and I ask him, 'How can you do that?' He tells me, 'I just do.' ”

Webb was second on the 2006 team with 10 points (4 goals, 2 assists) to 15 from Courtney Hofland, one year after earning honorable mention All-Louisiana notice.

“I enjoyed playing in college,” Webb said. “We had such a group of friends on our club team, I assumed it would be like that, and it was. You room with them, play with them, compete with them. It was like a sorority of sorts.

“Older players helped younger players when they came in. Ashley Delahoussaye did that.”

Webb counts Meghan Crawford, Ainsley Breaux and Meredith Meche as friends to this day, adding, “some of them live around each other.”

“Coach Poggi was how my career started, definitely,” Webb said. “He understood the style I played with. Coach Wieland saw me more as a leader. Our focus with him was working more with the team.”

At Clements High School in Sugar Land, Texas, Webb won four district titles and helped the school to the state semifinals and a 29-2 record in 2003, when she had 12 goals and 14 assists.

Webb was All-State, as well as District Defensive MVP that year, and was twice on the district's all-defensive team.

“I started playing when I was 7 or 8 years old,” Webb said. “My best friend next door was playing, so my dad said we could try it. Eventually, in middle school, I had to choose between soccer and volleyball. That was true for a couple other girls, too.

“Around my junior year, I started to realize I might have a chance to play in college. I switched club teams, and the coach started to sort of promote us to college coaches.

“(Teammate) Lindsay Schwind and I had a good visit to UL. I had family in Lafayette, and that was really nice. I enjoyed their cooking. I'm a picky eater. You don't realize until you come back how much you miss the food.”

The dye was cast, a challenge answered.

“You always ask yourself, 'Am I good enough to play?' ” Webb said. “My club coach had played for Arkansas, and she said I should try. So I went with it.

“My strength was, I was pretty good at anticipating what was coming. I knew what others would do with the ball. I was not one of the most skillful players, but I was a really hard worker.

“I was always more confident playing defense. I played more midfield toward the end.”

Most college athletes will assert that both studying and athletics are full-time occupations, adding to the challenge.

“Whoever did our scheduling did a good job of putting us with professors who were used to having athletes in their classes,” Webb said. “As long as you kept up with your responsibilities, you were fine. It was part of the job. In high school, you didn't play if you didn't make your grades. It was the same in college.

“You definitely have to make time to study, and turn things in on time, if not early.”

As their children grow and become interested in sports, Lindsay and Micah are planning on expecting similar balance.

“I didn't start out super young,” Webb said. “We don't want to force it on them. As long as they're doing something worthwhile – sports or whatever – we just want them to have fun, enjoy it and be successful.”

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Soccer: Cajuns go goal crazy

August 21, 2006 - Dan McDonald
dmcdonald@theadvertiser.com

No offense intended, but the University of Louisiana soccer team was very offensive Sunday.
UL coach Scot Wieland's goal coming into the 2006 season was more goals, and his team more than obliged in its exhibition match against Nicholls State.

The Cajuns scored seven goals in a period of less than 27 minutes against the overmatched Lady Colonels, and rolled to a 9-0 victory that Wieland hopes will be a big boost heading into the regular season.

"This is what we were hoping for," Wieland said. "It's what we recruited for. We recruited offensively to combine with our good defensive team, and today was to find out how that was going to mesh together."
He won't get any meshing complaints from the players, most notably senior team captain Lindsay Webb and incoming freshman and Acadiana High product Courtney Hofland.

Webb, who had only three goals all of last season, had that less than 10 minutes into the second half with one tap-in, one driving shot and a penalty kick.

Hofland, who had 43 goals last year as a senior at Acadiana, matched that hat-trick with three second-half goals - half of the six UL scored after halftime.

"I hope we didn't use them all up at once," Webb said. "We wanted to work on getting our passes down, but mostly we wanted to take advantage when we had chances. Last year we didn't do that. We'd get nervous. Now when we see a chance we take it, and we're going to get plenty of chances this season."

"We have a lot of goal scorers," Hofland said. "We're going to have a lot of scoring opportunities, and we're confident that we can take advantage."

The Cajuns only scored 15 goals in 17 matches last season on the way to a 4-10-3 mark. Only three times last season did they have multiple goals in a match, and they never scored more than two.

After a slow start, they had three in less than 10 minutes to take a 3-0 halftime lead. Webb took a centering pass from Erin Thompson that caught NSU keeper Sarah Neunzig out of position and tapped it home for a 1-0 lead.

Five minutes later, UL's Heather Ullman was dragged down by NSU's Billie Potter in the goal box, and Webb rammed home the penalty kick.

Four minutes after that, Erin Suckling went on a solo rush down the right sideline, outran NSU's Tara Walsh and caught Neunzig coming out to challenge, lofting a shot that bounced in to make it 3-0 39 minutes into the match.

"The first 20 or 25 minutes we were sluggish," Wieland said. "It took time to feel things out, but eventually we got into a rhythm."

It only took Hofland 26 seconds to get into the act in the second half, going on a solo run to the right of the goal and firing past new goalie Jenice Geare. She later added another on a midfield rush off St. Thomas More's Kat Bergeron's centering pass, and a third on Emily Black's second assist.

Webb's third goal came between scores by Thompson and Taylor Zak in an effort that was one goal short of UL's school record (10 against Jackson State in Baton Rouge in 2003). Defensively, UL limited the Colonels to only two shots.

Statistics and records did not count in the exhibition, but Wieland called it a good way to prepare for Friday's season opener at Houston.

"We were able to attack from a lot of different areas, and any time you have a shutout it's a great job defensively," he said. "This showed what kind of team we can be."

College Women's Soccer

UL 9, Nicholls State 0 (exhibition)
At UL Track-Soccer Complex, Lafayette

NSU 0 0 - 0

UL 3 6 - 9
UL - Lindsay Webb (Erika Saffer, Erin Thompson assists), 29:50

UL - Lindsay Webb, penalty kick, 34:50

UL - Erin Suckling (Heather Ulliman assist), 39:08

UL - Courtney Hofland (unassisted), 45:27

UL - Erin Thompson (Callie Oliver, Emily Black assists), 51:05

UL - Lindsay Webb (Callie Oliver, Stephanie Lynch assists), 54:08

UL - Courtney Hofland (Kat Bergeron assist), 56:27

UL - Taylor Zak (Lindsay Webb assist), 82:50

UL - Courtney Hofland (Emily Black assist), 85:00

Shots: NSU 2, UL 29. Shots on Goal: NSU 1, UL 16. Saves: NSU 7 (Sarah Neunzig 2, Jenice Geare 4, team 1), UL 1 (Kristen Malen 1). Fouls: NSU 10, UL 5. Corner Kicks: NSU 1, UL 7. Offsides: NSU 4, UL 11. Yellow Card: UL, Dannae DeVahl. Referees: Harlan Mathews, Ron Dubois, David Montrell. Attendance: 200.

Originally published August 21, 2006

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Webb Earns LSWA All-Louisiana Honors

November 21, 2005 - Chris Whitehead, Sports Information -

Junior Lindsay Webb was an honorable mention LSWA Women's Soccer
All-Louisiana Team selection.

HAMMOND, La.-The Louisiana Sports Writers Association (LSWA) announced their
All-Louisiana Team on Sunday, Nov. 20. Louisiana's Lindsay Webb was an
honorable mention selection on the 2005 team.

Webb, a junior from Sugar Land, Texas, anchored the Ragin' Cajuns defense
which allowed only 31 goals on the season.

Webb was a leader on the defense that recorded three shutouts on the season.

She helped the Ragin' Cajuns to their best defensive effort against in-state
rival LSU (0-0 at the end of regulation) taking the Tigers into overtime for
the first time in school history.

Webb also helped the Cajuns to a 1-1 double overtime tie against Denver, the
first time in UL history that the Ragin' Cajuns managed a tie against the
Pioneers.

"It is a real honor to be selected," Webb commented. "As a defender, you
don't get too many stats, so it means a lot to be recognized."

Webb started every match in her junior campaign and scored the only three
goals of her career in the 2005 season.

She was a perfect 3-for-3 on penalty kicks for the season, scoring goals
against Middle Tennessee, South Alabama and Florida International.

"Lindsay Webb is probably the most consistent player we have," head coach
Scot Wieland stated. "I don't think, as far as her effort level, that she
was ever less than 110-percent.

"The word consistency comes up," Wieland added. "She was the backbone of
our defense. We had a lot of close matches and we were in a lot of matches,
and she was a big part of that. I couldn't have asked for more effort from
her this season. She has already been named a team captain for next season
because of her effort. She is the type of player you want leading your
team."


2005 LSWA Women's Soccer All-Louisiana Team

First Team
Name, School, Class, Position, Hometown
Melissa Clarke, LSU, Fr., MF, Norcross, Ga.
Emily Cleaveland, Louisiana Tech, Fr., F, The Woodlands, Texas
Julie Zavala, Northwestern State, Jr., F, Chicago, Ill.
Kate Ripple, LSU, Sr., F, Baton Rouge
Heather Penico, Northwestern State, Sr., MF, River Ridge
Shaderia Evans, LSU-Shreveport, Fr., D, Midland, Texas
Merdlyn Matthews, Southern, Fr., F, Winston Salem, N.C.
Caroline Vanderpool, LSU, So., MF, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Quebec, Canada
Kendall Smith, Southern, Fr., MF, West Chapel, Fla.
Katrina Blackwell, LSU-Shreveport, Fr., F, Harker Heights, Texas
Ali Hilsher, Centenary, So., GK, Tulsa, Okla.

Honorable Mention
Almarie Soto-Ortiz, Southern; Charmaine Jones, Southern; Ja'Nae Powell,
McNeese State; Ashley Hadley, Northwestern State; Erin Hebert, Northwestern
State; Michelle Williamson, LSU-Shreveport; Lindsey Webb,
Louisiana-Lafayette; Tara Powasnik, Northwestern State; Jamika Pugh,
Southern; Savannah Russo, Louisiana Tech

Player of the Year: Melissa Clarke, LSU
Freshman of the Year: Emily Cleaveland, Louisiana Tech
Coach of the Year: Jed Jones, LSU-Shreveport


Soccer (W):  2003, 2004, 2005, 2006


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