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Dessaa Legros
Dessaa  Legros


Kennesaw, Ga.

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Gamecocks Fall in Three Sets to LSU on Senior Day

Carolina will wrap up the regular season on Wednesday at Texas A&M


Gamecocks Lose in Three Sets to Seventh-Ranked Missouri

Carolina returns to action on Friday at Arkansas


Gamecocks Suffer 3-0 Setback to Alabama

Thévenin led the way with eighth double-double of the season


South Carolina vs. Auburn (10/9/15)

Photos by Wes Wilson


South Carolina vs. Texas A&M (10/11/15)

Photos by Juan Blas


South Carolina vs. Clemson - 9/4/15

South Carolina vs. Clemson - 9/4/15


South Carolina vs. Southeastern Louisiana - 8/28/15

South Carolina vs. Southeastern Louisiana - 8/28/15


South Carolina vs. North Carolina State - 8/29/15

South Carolina vs. North Carolina State - 8/29/15

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)

  • 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

  • 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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