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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1995 - The Playing Fields. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 18, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/5767/show/5554.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1995 - The Playing Fields. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/5767/show/5554

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Transcript LILLY DENOON-CHESTER UH's Shinning Super Star The ball comes across the net, a player dives for the dig, sophomore setter Sami Sawyer puts the ball into the air, Lilly Denoon-Chester runs parallel to the net, leaps and "Kill - Denoon- Chester," the P.A. blasts. For those that frequent University of Houston volleyball games, that was a familiar scene as Denoon-Chester used the successful 1995 season to showcase her talents, break records and lead her team further into the NCAA Tournament than it had ever been before. The Pasadena native finished her career as the Cougars all-time kill leader, an All-American, All-Conference and All-Dominating. She led the team to a 26-7 record and fought stomach flu for most of the season. All in all, her last year was impressive. It started with her attending the U.S. Olympic Festival during the summer and getting married to Carlos Chester, a member of the Cougar Football team, before leading the Cougars through their best season ever. During the course of the year she accumulated 551 kills (the second highest number on the team was 329), earned a .341 hitting percentage, had 282 digs, 31 solo blocks (a third of the team total) and even had 31 assists. She also earned All-American honors, was Southwest Conference Player of the Year, SWC Tournament MVP and was named SWC Player of the Week a record four times (nine times in her career). In addition to breaking the all-time career kill record, she broke the record for kills in a SWC season with 181 in 10 matches (the record stood at 150). She also held the SWC career hitting percentage record going in to the season. She saw her team win a UH-record 17 matches in a row, advance to the Elite Eight in the NCAA Tourney and win the SWC and SWC Tournament for the first time in history. In fact, it was the first time any team but Texas had won the SWC. Houston beat the Longhorns both times the teams faced off. All in all, Denoon- Chester established herself as one of the premier players in the nation. And anyone who ever saw a "Lill- Kill" has ever doubted that she is one of the best. In the SWC Tournament, one of her spikes sent an opposing player to the ground after it hit her in the chest. Now she will face the unfortunate prospect that many women athletes must choose in a country that is hostile to women's sports. She can try to continue to play, but not for the money of most professional athletes, or she can rest on her laurels. From someone who covered the volleyball team for much of the 1994 season, I can tell you she'll never rest. And besides, there are always the Olympics. Daniel Scholl Houstonian 1995 96