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Dessaa Legros

  • position MB/OH
  • height 5-10
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Kennesaw, Ga.
  • High school Allatoona
  • position MB/OH
  • height 5-10
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Kennesaw, Ga.
  • High school Allatoona

Dessaa Legros Bio

2016 (SENIOR)

Played in all 30 matches, and started in all but one for the year
Ranked second on the team with 262 kills (2.79 per set)
Made major improvements to her hitting percentage, finishing the year at .231 after coming into 2016 with her previous season high at just .183
Set a new career high with 12 solo blocks, and had 38 blocks for the year
Earned tournament MVP of the Carolina Classic after finishing the three-match tournament with 25 kills and seven blocks (9/3)
Scored four of the team’s final five points in the fifth set of a comeback win at Georgia Southern (9/10)
Named to the Gamecock Invite all-tournament team, after totaling 24 kills with a .309 average over eight sets (9/17)
Put down 19 kills against Kentucky (10/2)
Hit .355 with 13 kills at LSU (10/16)
Set a career high with 26 kills against LSU, hitting .429 (10/28)

2015 (JUNIOR)

Emerged as one of the most explosive and athletic hitters in the conference
Was the team’s breakout star of the 2015 season finishing with 187 more kills as a junior than she had in her first two seasons with the team combined
Played in all 31 matches, including 29 starts, and missed just three sets all season
Averaged 3.14 kills per set (349 kills total) while hitting .183
Also improved tremendously on defense – her 37 total blocks were 18 more than the combined total from 2013 and 2014, and her 181 digs in 111 sets (1.63 per set) is more than three times as many as she had over the 115 sets as a freshman and sophomore
Led the team in kills 17 times this season, and had five 20-kill matches
Earned a spot on the Gamecock Invitational All-Tournament Team after averaging 4.22 kills per set in three matches (8/28-29)
Named to Furman’s Carolina Classic All-Tournament Team after averaging 4.23 kills and 2.62 digs per set in three matches (9/4-5), highlighted by a 21-kill, 19-dig effort in a win over rival Clemson
Posted her third 20-kill match of the season against Western Michigan, finishing with 22 points and a .302 hitting percentage, making the Michigan Challenge All-Tournament team for her efforts.
Finished with 20 kills and a career-high six total blocks against Texas A&M. Her two solo blocks were also a career high (10/11)
Put up her third double-double of the season at Georgia, with 15 kills and 16 digs (10/14)
Set new career highs with 22 kills and 57 attacks at Tennessee (10/18)
Hit a career-high .462 in a three-set sweep of Mississippi State (11/20)

2014 (SOPHOMORE)

Played in 18 matches, including two starts
Averaged 1.44 kills per set
Recorded three kills and a block in first action of the season vs. Clemson (9/5)
Had one kill, two digs and first career service ace against The Citadel (9/20)
Played three sets vs. No. 14 Kentucky (9/28) and recorded eight kills while hitting .429
Made first start of the season vs. Alabama (11/9) and recorded two kills
Finished with five kills at Tennessee (11/19), including four to lead the way in the fifth set
Tallied nine kills and a career-high six digs at Georgia (11/23)
Led team with season-high nine kills at Florida (11/26)

2013 (FRESHMAN)

Played in 29 matches, including two starts
Ranked fourth on the team in kills, averaging 1.72 per set
Reached double figures in kills on three occasions
Played in all nine sets of the Gamecock Invitational to open the season, averaging 2.78 kills per set while hitting .345 for the tournament
Recorded 10 kills on 15 attacks (.667) in the opener vs. South Carolina State (8/30)
Hit .429 to finish with seven kills in win over Robert Morris (9/21)
Produced a career-high 12 kills (and four digs in win at Tennessee (9/29)
Registered five kills while hitting .348 and recorded a season-high two block assists against Georgia (10/11)
Led team with eight kills at Arkansas (11/22)
Fell one shy of career high with 11 kills against LSU (11/24)

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB

Four-year letterwinner at Allatoona High School for coach Amie Howard
Earned All-County honors for the Buccaneers
Received the Bobby Bailey Award for Athletic Excellence, which highlights the accomplishments of female athletes from Georgia
Was also a standout in track and basketball for Allatoona
Earned All-County and All-State honors in track
Three-time Scholar-Athlete honoree in volleyball and track
Played club volleyball with the Atlanta Boom under coach Del Hughes

PERSONAL

Dessaa Legros is the daughter of Rudolphe and Wedesse Jean-Gilles Legros
Has one brother, Randall, and one sister, Annayka
Sister plays volleyball at Coastal Carolina
Plans to major in international business

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