NSU’s Wesley, Hoang earn All-Louisiana Team spots

Northwestern State’s Symone Wesley and Haley Hoang were honored with selections on the Louisiana Sports Writers All-Louisiana volleyball team, announced on Thursday.

In her first year as a Lady Demon, Wesley was selected to the All-Louisiana Second Team while Hoang received an Honorable Mention position, one of just three liberos honored in the state.

Wesley, the Southland Conference Newcomer of the Year, led the team in kills (292), kills per set (2.68), points (324.5) and points per set (2.98) and ranked in the top 10 in the conference in each of those categories as well.

A true six-rotation player, Wesley finished second on the team in digs (308) and digs per set (2.83). She had nine kill-dig double-doubles on the season including a team-best 31 digs against UT Arlington. She reached double figures in kills in 18 different matches.

Hoang received the second All-Louisiana nod of her career after earning Libero of the Year following the spring season.

She finished the season ranked fourth in conference play with a 4.82 dig per set average with four 20-dig matches during league play and nine overall. She was second in the conference in total digs this season setting a new career high with 474.

Her season total placed her in the top 10 all-time in single-season digs at NSU.

She turned in her first double-double of the season against UIW with 11 assists to go along with her 23 digs. She also had 15 aces during league play, good enough for a top five position in aces per set.

After two full seasons and a COVID and injury shortened year, Hoang has collected 875 career digs placing her 16th all-time in NSU history. Her 3.60 dig per set average is currently the fourth best for a career.

Graphic: Brad Welborn