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Freshman Celeste Darling (5) spikes the ball as the Ragin' Cajuns take on the UTEP Miners on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019.

The Ragin’ Cajuns volleyball team demolished Houston Baptist 3-0 and again 3-1 in their season openers over the weekend. This season, the team has five phenomenal seniors leading the charge toward a killer season.

Julia Angelo played both outside hitter and defensive specialist throughout her career. She always set new personal bests whether it came to digs or kills. Angelo also made the Sun Belt Conference Commissioner's List two years in a row.

“My time at Louisiana has been filled with incredible memories and friendships that will last a lifetime. I will forever be grateful for this opportunity I’ve had to be a part of this team,” she said

Avery Breaux was Louisiana’s go-to setter since her freshman season. Now as a senior, she is just as consistent. She led the team in double-doubles and set a career-high of assists last season. Breaux also made All-Sun Belt Second Team and Gators Invitational All-Tournament Team in the 2019 season.

“I am extremely grateful for the time I’ve had here at Louisiana,” Breaux said. “Being a local kid, representing this university has meant so much to me. The memories and friendships I’ve made along the way will last a lifetime. I will forever cherish my time here at UL.”

Milayne Danna started off playing both setter and defensive specialist until officially becoming defensive specialist last season. In this position, she thrived and set several new records for digs. Danna not only contributed to digs consistently, but also assists and aces.

In a quote for the athletic department.

“During my time at Louisiana, I have grown so much as an individual and have made amazing friendships along the way. I’m grateful for the experiences that I have been able to have during my college career because of the university,” Danna spoke.

Hannah Ramirez is a transfer student from Panola College. Since being with Louisiana, she has brought strong defensive play as the libero. Her efforts as the backbone of Louisiana’s defense did not go unnoticed. Ramirez received several accolades, including All-Tournament Team at several tournaments and Sun Belt Conference Newcomer of the Year.

“What a great journey these past two years at Louisiana has been. I am extremely blessed to have crossed paths with such amazing coaches, staff, teammates and friends. This team and this culture will forever be in my heart,” Ramirez said for her senior spotlight.

Perhaps the most decorated senior of the season is Hali Wisnoskie. Since her debut with Louisiana in 2017, she has been a force to be reckoned with. In her freshman season, she was named Sun Belt Conference Freshman of the Year. She also received multiple honorees to the All-Sun Belt First Team and All-Louisiana First team. Wisnoskie never failed to score over 300 kills since her start.

Wisnoskie added her senior statement, “Having the opportunity to play for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is something I am extremely grateful for. I will cherish the memories and friendships I have made forever.”

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