Defensive Specialist/Libero
Height: 5'7"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Marietta, Ga.
High School: George Walton Comprehensive


Academic Honors

  • Spring 2017 President's List
  • 2016 AAU Academic All-Amercan Award 


Played in all 28 matches and 114 sets as Georgia State’s libero… Collected 566 digs and 4.96 digs per set, both second all time for a single season in GSU history… Added 120 assists and 33 service aces… had 30+ digs in four matches including a career high 36 digs against Coastal Carolina on October 8th.


Played in every match and all but two sets during her freshman season ... Served 36 services aces ranking third in the Sun Belt and tied for first on GSU ... Her 0.36 aces per set ranked second in the conference ... Friesen led the Panthers defensively with 407 digs on the year ... Posted 67 assists and nine kills to go along with her 4.07 digs per set average ... Friesen had double-digit dig performances in all but five matches including a 33-dig stat line versus UT Arlington on Oct. 22 ... Her 33 digs were the third most all-time for a single match in GSU history ... Tallied 20 or more digs five times on the season with her second-highest total of 25 coming versus Troy on Sept. 30 ... Friesen served three or more service aces in four matches including four against Kennesaw State and Georgia Southern.


Four-year letterwinner at George Walton Comprehensive … Versatile athlete who played setter and libero … Helped the Raiders to an undefeated season as a senior and their third state championship during her tenure  … Named National Volleyball Player of the Year Finalist by MaxPreps in 2014 … Earned MaxPreps 2015 High School All-America honors … Also named MaxPreps Volleyball Underclass All-American as a freshman and sophomore … Named Prep Volleyball 2015 Academic All-American and Gatorade 2015 State Player of the Year finalist … Also lettered in gymnastics.  


Celeste Noel Friesen Fizgerald was born on May 30, 1998 in Redding, Calif. ... Has three siblings named Caden (12), Grayson (15), and Zoe (18) ... Marietta, Ga. native is undecided on a major.

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