Bannister, Rose Earn LSWA All-Louisiana Honors

by Chelsey Chamberlain | Assistant Communications Director
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Bannister, Rose Earn LSWA All-Louisiana Honors

BATON ROUGE – LSU volleyball players in junior Taylor Bannister and freshman Karli Rose earned LSWA All-Louisiana honors as announced on Monday afternoon. Bannister was named to first team, while Rose was named to the second team. Rose also picked up Freshman of the Year.  

Bannister led the Tigers a total of 438 kills on the year, averaging 4.29 kills per set. In conference action, she led the whole league with 4.82 kills per set. She finished second in points per set at 5.51.

Bannister had a total of six double-doubles on the year and finished the three-set win over Auburn on Nov. 17 with 26 kills, tied for most kills in a three set match. She finished all but three matches in double-digit kills with a season-high of 29 in five sets at Georgia. She put together a career-high 16 digs to go along with 25 kills against Mississippi State on Nov. 3.

Rose started every match at setter and averaged 9.52 assists on the year, totaling 962. In conference action, she ranked fifth in the league with 10.19 assists per set. She led the squad to eight matches of a .250 hitting percentage or higher.

Rose finished with nine double-doubles, five coming in SEC matches. She had a career-high of 55 assists and 11 digs at Tennessee on Oct. 10. She was one kill short of a triple double-double against Iowa State as she finished with 32 assists, a career-high 24 digs and nine kills.

The Tigers finished the 2019 season with a 15-13 record and a seventh place finish in the SEC with a 9-9 mark.

2019 All-Louisiana Volleyball Teams

1st Team

Pos.        Name                             Class      School                                  
RS           Taylor Bannister              Jr.           LSU                                           
OH          Kayla Black                      Jr.          Xavier (La.)
OH          Hannah Brister                 Jr.          Northwestern State
OH          Lexie Douglas                   Jr.          Tulane
OH          Hali Wisnoskie                 Jr.          Louisiana-Lafayette
MB         Jodi Edo                            Sr.         Southeastern Louisiana
L              Marissa Sandoval           Sr.         Centenary

2nd Team

Pos.        Name                              Class      School                         
S/OPP    Lucie Pokorna                   Fr.           New Orleans
OPP        Ehize Omoghibo               Sr.           New Orleans
S              Karli Rose                        Fr.           LSU
MH         Kayla Dinkins                    So.          Tulane
OH          Emily Gauthreaux            So.          Nicholls
OH          Alexis Warren                   Sr.           Northwestern State
L              Megan Lohmiller              Sr.           Northwestern State

Player of the Year – Hannah Brister, Northwestern State
Libero of the Year – Marissa Sandoval, Centenary
Newcomer of the Year – Ema Causevic, Xavier
Freshman of the Year – Karli Rose, LSU
Coach of the Year – Sean Kirakofe, Northwestern State

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