Height
5'10
Class
Freshman
Hometown
Augusta, Ga.
High School
Landmark Christian School

HONORS

CCSA Co-Freshman of the Year (2016)

CCSA All-Freshman Team (2016)

SENIOR SEASON

Compiled a perfect 4-0 record on the season with all four victories coming on Court 5… Went 11-5 on the extra court.

JUNIOR SEASON (2017)
Primarily competed in the number two spot … Played three matches at the number one position … After starting with Katie Lindlow as a partner, she finished the season with Emmy Allen … Compiled a total record of 7-9 … Finished 6-4 in the number two position.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2016)
Completed the 2016 season with a team-high 23 wins in 29 dual matches … Anchored the two spot alongside partner Helen Boyle … Notched a 22-4 record with Boyle … Compiled eight wins against ranked opponents with five of the wins coming against top-10 opponents … Defeated Missouri Baptist in the Pelican Classic alongside Mandi Orellana at the one in straight sets … Picked up another victory with Callan Molle at the two against New Orleans in straights … Paired with Cati Leak at the LSU Beach Invitational bracket tournament to knock off Rebecca Conrad and Chloe Jenkins of Grand Canyon in the first round of the gold bracket … Helped tally LSU’s lone point against No. 8 Georgia State with Boyle at the Green Wave Invitational … Wrapped up the season with seven-straight wins, including 12 of her last 13 matches … Won Co-Freshman of the Year accolades, sharing the award with Florida State’s Nikki Esposito … Selected to the CCSA All-Freshmen team and is a member of the CCSA Honor Roll.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2015)
Appeared in the first three matches of the season at the No. 2 spot with Helen Boyle … Earned her first career victory as a Tiger against Arizona State during the Arizona Invitational … Compiled a 1-2 record before she suffered a season-ending injury…Granted a medical hardship for the 2014-2015 season…Named to SEC First Year Academic Honor Roll.

PRIOR TO LSU
Right side hitter from Landmark Christian School … Helped her team win the 2013 state championship and advance to the national championship in the 18 National Division … Named the All-Area Player and All-Tournament Player … Brings flexibility and versatility to LSU’s program … Has the height to train as a blocker and the ball control and quickness to train as a defender.

PERSONAL
Full name is Lilly Dean Kessler … Born January 5, 1996 … Parents are Chad and Andrea Kessler … Has two brothers Houston and Walker Kessler … Honor student at Landmark Christian School and member of the National Honor Society and the Science National Honor Society … Plans to major in Coastal Environmental Science at LSU.

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