Hidalgo named Louisiana Freshman of the Year
Published 12:28 pm Thursday, December 30, 2021
Southeastern Louisiana University volleyball player Cicily Hidalgo was named the Louisiana Freshman of the Year by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association, capping a trifecta of regional awards Thursday.
The outside hitter from Opelousas picked up freshman of the year honors earlier this year from both the Southland Conference and the American Volleyball Coaches Association for the South Region.
Hidalgo led the Southland in numerous offensive categories, including points per set (4.14), total points (447.5), kills per set (3.82), total kills (412), attacks per set (11.27) and total attacks (1,217).
She finished the season ranked 43rd nationally in total attacks and 44th in attacks per set.
The only freshman to win a weekly award from the conference this season, she was the Southland’s offensive player in back-to-back weeks during late September. During that stretch, Hidalgo became to first Southland student-athlete to record at least 30 kills in a match since the 2016 season. She was also the only Southland freshman to play every point of every set her team played during the 2021 season.
Her contributions were not limited to offense, ranking second on the team in total digs. Hidalgo recorded 15 double-doubles during the entire season, including six consecutive in mid-October.
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2021 LSWA ALL-LOUISIANA WOMEN’S COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL TEAM
Player of the Year: Taylor Bannister, LSU
Libero of the Year: Raigen Cianciulli, LSU
Newcomer of the Year: Kylie DeBerg, LSU
Freshman of the Year: Cicily Hidalgo, Southeastern
Coach of the Year: Jesse Zabal, Loyola
RS – Taylor Bannister, LSU
OH – Kelsey Bennett, Louisiana
OH – Kylie DeBerg, LSU
OH – Lexie Douglas, Tulane
OH – Cicily Hidalgo, Southeastern
OH – Simone Tyson, Loyola
Libero – Raigen Cianciulli, LSU
OH – Cali Assaley, ULM
MB/OH – Demari Drake, Dillard
OH – Emily Gauthreaux, Nicholls
OH – Coco Gillett, Louisiana
OH – Aryn Johnson, McNeese
OH – Symone Wesley, Northwestern State
Libero – McKenzie Johnson, Louisiana Tech
S – Siena DeCambra, Louisiana; S – Taylor Henigsman, Tulane; S – Ella Larkin, LSU; MB – Vivica Price-Spraggins, Xavier. Libero – Haley Hoang, Northwestern State; Simone Moreau, Loyola.