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.
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.