Sharlissa De Jesus Citadel

The Citadel's Sharlissa De Jesus (11) is the first Bulldog to be named to the SoCon volleyball all-freshman team. Louis Brems/The Citadel

The Citadel's Sharlissa De Jesus became the first Bulldogs' player to make the Southern Conference's all-freshman volleyball team Tuesday.

De Jesus, an outside hitter from Guayama, Puerto Rico, led The Citadel in kills during the regular season with 347, good for fifth on the the team's all-time list.

The Citadel (8-25, 2-14) plays Mercer (9-20, 3-13) in the first round of the SoCon tournament at 9:30 a.m. Friday in Cullowhee, N.C.

Reach Jeff Hartsell at 843-937-5596. Follow on Twitter @Jeff_fromthePC

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