Lucille “Lucy” Lejeune was an outstanding athlete at Eunice High School. A 1969 EHS graduate, Lejeune played basketball and track during her high school years and continued to play both sports at the University of Southwest Louisiana.
Under the direction of Coach Dixie Saucier, Lucy Lejeune was hard to stop her entire career—as displayed with a 30-point outing against Lake Arthur, 31 points against Oakdale, a 33-point performance against Abbeville and a 42-point performance against Opelousas High. Lejeune was part of the 1968 Lady Cats District 4-2A champion team. A four year letterman at EHS, she was named to the All-District basketball team every year. Lejeune was named to the All-State Team for three straight years and was District MVP three times. During her senior season, Lejeune was the top scorer (506 points, 24ppg), top shooter (47%) and top free throw shooter (118-of-157 75%).
Lucy Lejeune also ran track for EHS, winning the state shot put title during her sophomore year. In 1969, Lejeune shattered the state discus record by 20 feet (105-9) earning her a state champion title. She also earned second in the shot put (34-1) and basketball throw (205-7) and along with her teammates, finished second in the shuttle run (54.6).
To name just a few, Lucy Lejeune was a member of the EHS Senior Hall of Fame, yearbook staff, student council, FBLA, and French Club. She earned the title of Most Outstanding EHS Player by the Eunice Lions Club in 1966. After graduation, Lejeune played basketball and volleyball at USL from 1969 till 1972.
From 1976-1979, Lucy Lejeune served as a coach and teacher at EHS where in 1978 she led the Lady Cats to their first winning season since her senior season. She then went to Mandeville to coach spending 28 years with the St. Tammany Parish School System. Lejeune presently serves as the director of career/technical education in Jefferson Parish.
A true athlete and educator, Lucille “Lucy” Lejeune is indeed a champion!