The 2017 Volleyball season was quite memorable for Prosper High School Senior, Ciera Hecht. Hecht is the outside hitter on the Prosper High School Varsity Volleyball team. Last year she was the MVP at the Conference 5A UIL Volleyball State tournament where Prosper won the State Championship. Hecht was also named the District 14-5A utility player of the year and was selected to the Texas Girls Coaches Association All-Star team.
This year has already started off well for Hecht. The team is now competing in 6A, but neither the team nor Hecht are daunted by this change in opponents. At the Adidas John Turner Invitational in August, the team won the tournament and Hecht was named to the All-Tournament team for her exemplary play.
On Sept. 5, Hecht was surprised to learn that she has been selected for another honor. DFW’s NBC5 and local Wingstop representatives were on hand to surprise Hecht with the Wingstop High School Scholar-Athlete of the Month award. With her team, other students, family and faculty in attendance, Hecht was awarded the first Wingstop Scholar-Athlete of the Month Award of the 2018-2019 school year. With the award, she was presented with a scholarship check for $2500 for her exemplary accomplishments on the court and in the classroom.
Hecht has been playing volleyball since she was nine (9) years old spending countless hours practicing. When not practicing or playing on the court, her dedication to the sport and perseverance to keep improving led her to her backyard where she would continue practicing on her own. Hecht’s commitment to excellence permeates throughout her life.
“I think my classroom discipline is both a combination of my own personal desire to be the best at everything I do, and the value that was put on academic excellence while I was growing up. I know what I am capable of, and I always want to make sure that I am making my best effort.”
When asked what was special about her team, Hecht said, “We always have a lot of fun when we’re together, and the value in that is that it transfers to the court when we play. Without a doubt, we have a lot of talent on our team, but it takes more than talent to win games, and that is why those relationships are so important. I think our goals this year are the same as they were last year which is to treat every team equally, and take every match just one game at a time.”
Conference 6A may be a new challenge for Hecht and the team, but there is no doubt that they are up to the challenge.