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#4 Desiree Elliott Season 2024

Middle Blocker
Cypress, Texas
High School
Cypress Woods HS

2013 All-SEC Preseason Team
2013 Tiger Classic All-Tournament Team
2013 All-Louisiana Honorable Mention
2012 All-Louisiana First Team
2012 All-SEC Preseason Team
2012 26 West Longhorns Classic All-Tournament Team
2012 Carolina Classic All-Tournament Team
2012 USA Volleyball A2 Program Tryout Participant
2011 All-SEC Second Team
2011 All-Louisiana First Team
2011 Hotel Encanto Classic All-Tournament Team
2011 Tiger Classic All-Tournament Team
2011 All-SEC Preseason Team
2010 All-SEC First Team
2010 SEC Freshman of the Year
2010 SEC All-Freshman Team
2010 SEC Freshman of the Week (09/20, 09/27, 10/18, 11/15)
2010 Collegiate Volleyball Update Rising Stars
2010 All-Louisiana First Team
2010 Louisiana Freshman of the Year
2010 TCU Molten Invitational All-Tournament Team

Became the 20th player in program history to surpass 1,000 career kills … Wrapped up her career with 1,182 kills and 375 total blocks … The 1,182 kills rank 13th in program history … Registered 24 appearances which included 16 starts split between the right side and middle blocker positions during her senior season … Turned in a balanced 2.21 kills, 1.02 digs and 0.76 blocks per set … LSU won five of seven matches when Elliott reached 10-plus kills … Eclipsed the 1,000 kills mark during LSU’s season opener versus Texas-San Antonio (Aug. 30) … Put together her first career double-double, 22 kills on a season’s best .487 hitting percentage and 12 digs, against UC Davis (Aug. 31) … The 22 kills equaled her second-highest career output and enabled her to secure Tiger Classic All-Tournament Team honors … Missed a five-match stretch due to injury (Sept. 6-14) … Tallied seven kills and seven digs versus No. 4 Texas (Oct. 5) … Returned to middle blocker where she notched 13 kills and three blocks during LSU’s five-set comeback victory at Texas A&M (Oct. 9) … Cranked 12 kills on a .333 hitting clip against Ole Miss (Oct. 11) … Belted 10 kills on a .300 hitting ratio over the final three sets as LSU wiped away a 2-1 deficit versus Arkansas (Oct. 27) … Recorded 13 kills, eight blocks and five digs against Auburn (Nov. 15) … Hammered 11 kills on identical .333 hitting percentages at South Carolina (Nov. 24) and at Ole Miss (Nov. 27) … Collected six kills, five blocks and four digs as LSU erased a two-set deficit versus No. 24 Michigan (Dec. 6) during NCAA Tournament First Round.

Only player to start in all 29 matches … One of three Tigers to appear in all 107 sets … Belted 364 kills at a 3.40 per set average to rank second on the team … Her 3.40 kills per set were 11th in the SEC, second among middle blockers … Posted double figure kills 20 times which included 15 of 20 SEC appearances, also second on the team … Registered a .300 hitting percentage 11 times … Teamed with Madie Jones and Helen Boyle for 74.4 percent of LSU’s kills during SEC matches … Produced a team-leading 99 blocks and her 0.93 blocks per set were 11th in the SEC … Totaled five or more stuffs on a team-high eight occasions … One of two players (Florida’s Chloe Mann) to be ranked inside the SEC’s Top 15 in both kills and blocks per set … Secured All-Louisiana First-Team and All-SEC Preseason Team accolades … Popped 10 kills and played all six rotations for the first time in her career at No. 2 Texas (Aug. 24) … Blasted 11 kills on a season-high .562 hitting percentage at Rice (Aug. 31) … Crushed 19 kills on a crisp .389 hitting ratio and added four blocks versus Western Michigan (Sept. 8) … Came away with 26 West Longhorns Classic (Aug. 24-25) and Carolina Classic (Sept. 7-8) All-Tournament Team honors … Pieced together 10 straight matches with double digit kills (Sept. 16-Oct. 19) … Started run with 16 kills, a career-high nine blocks and five digs at South Carolina (Sept. 16) … Smacked 18 kills during LSU’s five-set win over Kentucky (Sept. 21) … Chipped in 17 kills and seven blocks at Mississippi State (Sept. 28) … Turned in a solid all-around effort with 20 kills, eight blocks and eight digs against Tennessee (Oct. 10) … Smacked 11 kills and notched six blocks at Auburn (Oct. 19) … Cranked a season’s best 22 kills during the Texas A&M match (Oct. 26) … Held to a season-low four kills at Missouri (Nov. 11) … Reeled in a career-best 11 digs at No. 16 Florida (Nov. 16) … Heads into senior season 18 kills away from becoming the 20th player in program history to reach 1,000 career kills. 

Totaled 28 appearances, including 27 starts … Played in 107 of LSU’s 114 sets … Came away with All-SEC Preseason-Team, All-SEC Second-Team and All-Louisiana First-Team accolades … Hammered 364 kills at a 3.40 per set average on a .269 hitting percentage to rank second on the team in all three categories … Her 3.40 kills per set also were eighth in the SEC … Tallied a team-leading 102 blocks at a 0.95 per set ratio … Reached double figure kills team-leading 24 times over her 28 outings … Connected for over a .300 hitting percentage on 11 occasions … Collected Tiger Classic (Aug. 26-27) and Hotel Encanto Classic (Sept. 2-3) All-Tournament honors … Teamed with fellow middle blocker Michele Williams for 43.8 percent of LSU’s kills … Smacked 14 kills on 18 swings with one error en route to a career-high .722 hitting percentage during her season debut against Louisiana-Lafayette (Aug. 26) … Ran off 10 or more kills in 12 straight matches (Aug. 27-Oct. 7) … Tallied 16 kills on a .394 hitting percentage and added six blocks at New Mexico State (Sept. 3) … Powered home 17 kills on a .379 hitting clip to go along with four blocks at Western Kentucky (Sept. 10) … Cranked 17 kills and registered a career-best five digs at South Carolina (Oct. 7) … Blasted 12 kills on 17 swings with one error for a .647 hitting percentage versus Georgia (Oct. 14) … The Georgia match started stretch of 10 consecutive matches with double figure spikes … Exploded for a career-best 23 kills and tacked on six blocks against Ole Miss (Oct. 23) … Garnered 37 of her 102 blocks over her final eight matches (Oct. 30-Nov. 26) … Ripped 18 kills, her second highest output of the season, and totaled a career-high eight blocks at Auburn (Nov. 4) … Crushed 12 kills on a .476 hitting clip at Georgia (Nov. 6) … Turned in six kills and five blocks  versus Arkansas (Nov. 26) as LSU clinched its seventh straight SEC Western Division championship. 

One of four players to see action in all 107 sets over LSU’s 30 matches … Joined Leah Bennent (1981) as only players in program history to earn All-SEC First-Team honors as a freshman … Fifth LSU player to secure SEC Freshman of the Year honors … Notched a quartet of SEC Freshman of the Week accolades to match a program single season mark held by former All-Americans Marina Skender and Lauren DeGirolamo during the 2005 and 2006 seasons, respectively … Fourth LSU player to collect Louisiana Freshman of the Year award … Powered home 266 kills at a 2.49 per set rate to rank fourth on the team in both categories … Her .290 hitting percentage was third-best on the squad … Reeled off over a .300 clip in 20 of 30 matches, including 14 times during SEC play … Connected for double digit kills on 13 occasions, tied for third-highest on the team … 10 of her 13 double figure spike performances came during SEC action … LSU’s offense posted 14.35 kills per set on a .260 team hitting percentage which not only ranked among the SEC’s best, but the NCAA’s Top 25 in both categories … Garnered a team-best 109 blocks, while her 1.02 blocks per set were 10th in the SEC … Raised her average to 1.07 stuffs per frame to pace freshman and rank sixth overall in SEC matches … Registered a .337 hitting percentage, first among freshman and seventh overall, during league play … Popped 10 kills and added five blocks during career debut against Pacific (Aug. 27) … Tallied 10 kills and a career-best four assists at TCU (Sept. 3) … Started SEC play with six consecutive matches with over a .300 hitting percentage (Sept. 17-Oct. 3) … Cranked 10 kills on 17 swings without an error for a crisp .588 ratio at Mississippi State (Sept. 26) … Smacked nine kills and five blocks at No. 2 Florida (Oct. 1) … Hammered home 10 or more kills a season-best four consecutive times (Oct. 10-22) … Posted 10 kills and six blocks versus No. 22 Tennessee (Oct. 10) … Blasted 11 kills and a career-high eight blocks against Arkansas (Oct. 13) … Ripped 15 kills to go along with six blocks at Georgia (Oct. 22) … Crushed 12 kills on 16 attempts with only one error for a .688 hitting percentage versus Mississippi State (Oct. 29) … The .688 clip was the season’s fourth-highest performance in the SEC … Exploded for a career-best 20 kills at Kentucky (Nov. 14) … Racked up 17 kills, her second highest output of the season, and added a career-high two aces against No. 1 Florida (Nov. 17) … Tacked on nine kills and five blocks versus No. 22 Tulsa (Dec. 3) at NCAA Tournament.

Coached by Ashley Ahlfinger at Cypress Woods High School … LSU’s 2010 recruiting class ranked No. 27 nationally by … Came away with multiple All-District and All-State accolades … Garnered 2006 Newcomer of the Year and Most Valuable Hitter awards … Her JV Team went 31-0 in 2006 … Ranked No. 90 among’s Senior Aces … Garnered AVCA Under Armour High School All-America Second-Team status … Plays club volleyball for Texas Tornados … Won a gold medal in addition to a pair of bronze medals at Junior Olympics … Notched multiple All-District Academic Honor Roll selections.

Full name is Desiree Danielle Elliott … Daughter of Irma and Colin George; Angie and Joseph Elliott … Born on July 30, 1992 … Has four brothers and three sisters in extended family … Majoring in business management … Also recruited by Duke, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Oregon, Tennessee and Texas.


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