DeGirolamo, Hester Named LSU Athletes of the Week

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DeGirolamo, Hester Named LSU Athletes of the Week

BATON ROUGE — Running back Jacob Hester and middle blocker Lauren DeGirolamo were named the LSU Male and Female Athletes of the Week on Wednesday following a vote by a local media panel.

Hester rushed for a career-best 115 yards and a touchdown in LSU’s 58-10 win over Louisiana Tech on Saturday. Hester’s performance was spearheaded by an 87-yard touchdown run early in the third quarter. The run, the longest by an LSU player since the 2003 season, ties as the fifth-longest rushing TD in school history.

DeGirolamo led the LSU volleyball team to a pair of crucial roads wins over conference foes Mississippi State and Alabama last week. The victories gave LSU a one-game lead in the SEC West where they now control their own destiny with just two matches remaining.

Individually, DeGirolamo posted back-to-back 20-kill matches as she led the team with 20 versus Mississippi State and then led the match with 22 against Alabama. In addition, she added 11 blocks against the Bulldogs to record her second double-double of the season.

On the weekend, DeGirolamo led the Tigers in kills, blocks and hitting percentage and now has over 700 career kills and 150 career blocks to her credit.