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LC Debate Team Having Busy Semester

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Pineville, LA…  The Louisiana College Debate team has been busy this semester.  Most recently they competed at the LSUS tournament where Andrew Dufour and Lucas Moncada were both quarter finalists in the professional division.  In the varsity division, Jesus Carrillo and Dustin Carter were octa-finalists; with Carter achieving a perfect 6-0 in preliminary rounds.

Earlier in the month, the squad competed at the LSUA tournament which, according to debate coach Scot Loyd, “was a very good tournament for LC.”  Loyd went on to say that, “they won it all in two divisions and took third in the tournament sweeps, which is a combined total of points prior to the elimination rounds.”  At LSUA,  Carrillo ended up champion in the novice division, and Amanda Graves was a semi finalist. In varsity division, Eric Puckett was a quarter finalist and Dustin Carter and Zach Veuleman were octa-finalist. In Professional debate, Loyd was a quarter-finalist and third speaker overall, while LC Alum, Kris Lee, who now works for U.S. Senator David Vitter, returned to compete with his former teammates and won champion of that division.  

 With several tournaments left to complete the season, Loyd is pleased with the performance of his team so far. “The LC debate team has had an outstanding semester in terms of both participation and winning,” noted Loyd. “Already this season we have had two overall champions in two different divisions and have been in second place in the season-long points race.”  Loyd adds that the team is looking “to continue winning in the second half of our season.”   The debate team will go on to compete in several tournaments next semester, including the LSU Mardi Gras Tournament, the BPCC Eddy Shell Invitational and the Henderson State University Tournament.


Debate Team Places 3rd in Tournament

Monday, October 19th, 2009



Pineville, LA… The Louisiana College debate team recently travelled to a tournament at the University of Arkansas at Monticello where they took third place overall out of thirteen schools that competed.  In Team competition, Lucas Moncada and Andrew Dufour were octa-finalist. In the Novice division, out of sixty-three competitors, Josh Engen and Dustin Carter were double-octa finalist; James Arnold was an octa-finalist; and Jesus Carillo was a semi finalist. In the Varsity division, out of forty-three competitors, Travis Kliewer was an octa-finalist. In the Professional Division, debate coach, Scot Loyd, was first place speaker and quarter finalist, while team captain, Lucas Moncada, was a semi-finalist.  

According to Loyd, “This was a very good tournament for LC, positioning us well in the season-long points competition.” The debate team will next compete on October 23-25, at LSUA.










Debate Team Dedicates Win to Former Debate Coach

Monday, October 6th, 2008

Pineville, LAOver the weekend, the LC debate team competed in a tournament at the University of Arkansas at Monticello and came away with some fine individual results. Senior team member, Victory Greenhouse, was a quarter-finalist in the novice division and her husband, Jervis Greenhouse, was a semi-finalist in the open division.  Additionally, Scot Loyd, LC debate coach, was awarded the first place speaker award for the tournament.  The squad will compete next at the LSUA tournament on October 24-26, and then on to Lee College in Tennessee on Oct. 31-Nov. 2.
          The LC debate team would like to dedicate their wins to the memory of Bennett Strange, long time coach of the LC debate team, who passed away on Sunday.

            For more information about the LC debate team or their schedule, please contact Scot Loyd at 487-7594 or









Debate Team Takes 2nd Place

Friday, September 26th, 2008

Pineville, LA… The Louisiana College debate team competed over the weekend at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, and took second place overall in the Tournament.   The team went up against schools from LA, TX, and AR, with eight of the nine LC competitors returning with winning records. Four of the nine advanced to final rounds, with senior team captain, Kris Lee, advancing to final rounds and receiving 2nd place Speaker in Varsity competition.

  Three other members, Victory Greenhouse, Andrew Dufour, and Lucas Moncada each advanced to final rounds in Novice Competition with sophomore member, Lucas Moncada, receiving 5th place Speaker Award in the Novice Division.

Second year LC debate coach, Scot Loyd, competed in the open division and received 2nd place Speaker Award.

October 4-5, the debate team will compete at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. For more information about the Louisiana College debate team or their schedule, contact Scot Loyd at 487-7594 or

LC Debate Team competes at Henderson State

Monday, February 25th, 2008


Pineville, LA… This past weekend, the LC debate team traveled to Arkadelphia, Arkansas where they participated in a tournament hosted by Henderson State University. Emerging from a field of forty-four, Lauren Dunn had a record of 6-1 and Rebecca Lacy had a record of 4-3. Both debaters qualified for the sweet 16 round in eliminations. Lacy was the number sixteen seed and Dunn was the number four seed. Both were defeated in octo-finals.