The Nicholls soccer team didn't play a match on Wednesday.
But that didn't stop them from getting a huge victory – a local victory, at that.
Central Lafourche soccer standout Kyla Manning announced that she's verbally committed to continue her career with the Colonels - a huge get for first-year coach Danny Free and staff.
"I'm very proud to announce I will be continuing to play the sport that I love at NSU!" Manning wrote on her Facebook page. "Thank you to everyone who has supported me over the years and a thank you to all my coaches, mentors and teammates for helping me grow as a player. Lastly, HUGE thank you to Coach Danny for giving me this opportunity. Geaux Colonels!"
Manning, a senior, has one prep season left to play.
She's been part of the fabric of a Central Lafourche High School girls' soccer team that's ascended to local powerhouse status, making two-straight deep playoff runs.
Manning is a defender on the pitch - an elite-level player because of her lateral quickness, but also her size and stamina.
She chose the Colonels over interest from other schools.
Nicholls soccer is currently 2-0-1 on the season – Free's inaugural one with the team.
Manning said she couldn't pass up the opportunity to play 15 minutes down the road from where she goes to high school.