The obscurity of the 2020-21 volleyball was stated right in the final match report on the LSU athletics website last week.

The longest season in program history — which spanned 159 days, but only totaled 22 matches for the Tigers — ended last Thursday.

For some conferences, a tournament will take place starting this week. For other programs, the weird COVID-19 season has concluded.

For Raigen Cianciulli (Oak Ridge) and LSU, the season is ended with a five-set loss to Tennessee.

Cianciulli had 19 digs against the Lady Vols and concludes here decorated career with a program-best 1,762 digs.

The former Lady War Eagle broke that mark back in February.

For the season, Cianciulli had 276 digs (3.68 per set), 63 assists and three aces.

Teammate Jill Bohnet (College Park), a sophomore libero, had 137 digs and 22 assists.

Freshman Dylan Maberry (The Woodlands) appeared in 14 matches on the season and totaled seven blocks and six digs.

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Mallory Talbert (Montgomery) and Texas A&M went 9-9 in the regular season. Talbert, a junior middle blocker, led the team in blocks with 66. She was second in kills with 141. She also had 37 digs.

Carly Graham (Oak Ridge) and the Rice Owls begin the Conference USA Tournament Thursday against Middle Tennessee State. The Owls came up with a five-set upset of No. 2 Texas last Tuesday to conclude the regular season. Graham, a junior setter, has 681 assists (10.16 per set). Graham has 25 or more assists in every match this season.

The Houston Cougars begin the AAC Tournament Friday against Temple. Freshman Annie Cook (College Park) leads UH in assists with 709 (10.58 per set). She also has 50 kills and 149 digs. Senior Abby Irvine (Willis) has 91 digs on the year, 22 assists and four kills.

CC Clausen (College Park) closed out the season for South Florida as the leader in digs with 247 on the season. The junior defensive specialist also had 49 assists.

Freshman Georgia Murphy (The Woodlands) has 211 digs for second place in that category for Oregon this season. Murphy is third on the team in assists with 10. The Ducks have matches with Arizona State today and Saturday.

Amanda Ifeanyi (The Woodlands) had 77 kills and and 15 blocks to conclude her freshman year at UTSA.

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John Brown (Magnolia) grabbed four rebounds in nine minutes played Saturday as West Texas A&M fell 80-54 to Northwest Missouri State in the NCAA Division II championship. Brown averaged 3.2 points and 2.3 rebounds in 19 games played for the Buffs.

SOFTBALL

Julia Herzinger (Magnolia) of McLennan Community College was selected NTJCAC Co-Position Player of the Week for games played March 21-27. The former Lady Bulldog homered three times, drove in six runs and batted .700. Herzinger has 12 homers and 29 RBIs through 30 games this season. The freshman is batting .395, which is second on the team.

BASEBALL

Daniel Shafer (Willis) announced via Twitter Tuesday his intention to transfer to UTSA following this season with Bosier Parrish Community College. Shafer, a right-handed pitcher, leads the Cavaliers with three saves. The freshman has 17 strikeouts win 10 1/3 innings worked.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Saturday’s Conroe Courier will feature stories on Houston’s Quentin Grimes (College Park) and Baylor’s Jackson Moffatt (Magnolia) prior to the Final Four.

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