LSU volleyball has three players chosen to 2021 AVCA All-Region team

LSU’s volleyball program had three players that earned AVCA All-Region honors Tuesday led by right side hitter Taylor Bannister and outside hitter Kylie DeBerg that were named to the South All-Region Team and libero Raigen Cianciulli, who was selected South All-Region honorable mention.

Bannister was selected to the AVCA All-Region team for the fifth time in her career, mirroring her five All-SEC selections. She finished the season with 3.12 kills per set, 262 total kills, and a .239 hitting percentage, while also tallying 25 aces and 63 total blocks.

Bannister became the program’s all-time leader in kills and has 1,902 career kills – a mark that ranks No. 7 all-time in the SEC. Bannister finishes her career with 131 matches played (No. 7 all-time) and averaged 3.80 kills per set ranking No. 2 all-time in program history.

DeBerg was named AVCA All-Region for the fourth time in her career with the other three selections coming at Missouri. This season, DeBerg led the Tigers with 397 total kills, 3.71 kills per set, and 39 total aces. DeBerg’s 3.71 kills per set ranks No. 6 in the SEC and is tied at No. 9 with Detra Brown (1986) in the LSU single season record book.

Cianciulli has been selected AVCA South All-Region honorable mention for the second consecutive year and third time in her career. This year, the Spring, Texas native became the SEC’s all-time leader in career digs with 2,260. She compiled 498 digs this season to lead the SEC and ranks No. 10 in the single season record book.

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