SOLIMAR CESTERO CRUZ
HEIGHT: 183 CM
WINGSPAN: 186 CM
DATE OF BIRTH: 08.09.2000
STATUS: USA/PUERTO RICO
LAST CLUB: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH FLORIDA
Set the UNF All-Time Matches Played Record With 141 vs. FGCU Nov. 17, 2022
Set the UNF Sets Played Record on Nov. 13 at FGCU, Finishing With 511
Set the UNF DI-Era Matches Played Record With 137 on Nov. 4, 2022, at JU
Set the UNF record for kills with 30 in a 4-set match in 2019.
Member of the Puerto Rican Team During the 2022 NORCECA Final Four Tournament in Mexico
Member of the Puerto Rican National team from 2016-Present
Leader of the UNF volleyball team from 2020-2022
UNF Team captain 2021
Spring 2021 ASUN Championship All-Tournament Team Selection
2020-21 Preseason All-ASUN Team
2019 ASUN Second Team All-Conference
ASUN Co-Player of the Week (Nov. 11, 2019)
ASUN Freshman of the Week (Sept. 10, 2018)
Unanimous ASUN All-Freshman Team Selection
UNF Invitational MVP (9/5/21)
ASUN Honor Roll (2019-20, 2020-21, 2021-22)
UNF FALL 2022 SEASON
Finished her UNF career as the all-time matches played and sets played record holder, reaching 511 sets and 141 matches played
Had another strong season as one of UNF’s most potent options, posting 240 kills, 2.47 kills/set, 76 digs, and 49 blocks
Finished second on the team in kills and second in kills/set
Appeared in 26 matches, making 21 starts while playing in 95 sets
Concluded her UNF career seventh in UNF history for kills with 1,291, good for third in UNF’s DI era.
Also finished fourth all-time in attack attempts at UNF
Posted 10 double-digit kill matches, leading the Ospreys in kills in five matches
Had one of her biggest matches in a 23-kill, 15-dig performance against North Alabama, aiding the Ospreys in their 3-2 win.
Surpassed 200-career blocks during the season
UNF FALL 2021 SEASON
Started 25 matches, appeared in all 33 matches and played in 116 sets.
A consistent option on the outside for a well-rounded UNF offense, finishing with over 200 kills for the second time in her career.
Registered 233 kills, 2.01 kills/set, 42 digs and 63 blocks.
Had a career-year on the block, posting 0.54 per set.
Posted a career-best .260 hitting percentage for the year, finishing with the 10th-best mark in the ASUN during conference games.
Surpassed 1,000-career kills with 11 kills at (RV) Florida State Nov. 9, hitting .400 to become the 12th Osprey in program history to reach the milestone.
On eight different occasions posted double-digit kills.
Saved a season-best 16 kills for a 3-2 win in a tough road match at Jacksonville State Sept. 25.
Hit over .300 in 14 matches, a remarkable feat for an outside hitter.
Proved dominant in a grinder at Stetson Oct. 30, posting 13 kills on .273 hitting to go with six digs and five blocks in a 3-2 win against the Hatters.
Put up season-high six blocks with nine kills on a .438 hitting percentage.
Started off sizzling hot in the NIVC Quarterfinals at UConn Dec. 8, posting 12 kills on .257 hitting.
Put up 15 kills on 29 attacks with just three errors, blocking two FGCU attacks Oct. 2.
Notched back-to-back double-digit kills games in wins against Georgia State and Davidson Sept. 4 and 5.
Opened the year on the right foot, posting 11 kills, two digs and two blocks in a five-set season-opening win against Wofford Aug. 27.
UNF SPRING 2021 SEASON
Spring 2021 ASUN Championship All-Tournament selection.
2020-21 Preseason All-ASUN Team honoree.
Played in 74 sets across 20 matches, starting 19.
Notched the second-highest kills/set mark on the team, recording 197 kills. 2.66 kills/set and a .186 hitting percentage.
Also contributed defensively, collecting 72 digs, 0.97 digs/set, 25 blocks and 0.34 blocks/set.
Concluded 6th in the league for kills and 14th in kills/set.
Put up eight double-digit kill days and one double-double, a 13-kill and 11-dig output against Stetson March 19.
Paced the Ospreys in kills on four occasions.
Was key in both of UNF’s wins against FGCU. Tallied 15 kills and a .303 hitting percentage in a 3-1 defeat of FGCU February 14.
Hit .357 while adding 13 kills in a 3-0 road sweep at FGCU.
Collected a season-best 17 digs against Stetson March 20.
Eclipsed 800-career kills.
Turned in 3.43 kills/set and a .327 attack percentage in ASUN Tournament play.
UNF FALL 2019 SEASON
One-time ASUN Player of the Week and 2019 ASUN Second Team All-Conference pick.
Led the ASUN in regular season with 410 kills.
Became just the sixth player in UNF DI history to surpass 400 kills in a season.
Her 30-kill night in a 3-1 win against Bethune-Cookman set a UNF rally scoring era record for kills in a match. It was also tied for the 11th most kills in 2019 NCAA Division I play.
Appeared in 116 sets across 30 matches, tallying 424 kills on 3.66 kills/set.
Also put up 13 aces, 145 digs and 50 blocks.
Shouldered the offensive load for UNF, helping the Ospreys finish the regular season with the fifth-highest kill total in NCAA Division I play.
Registered 24 matches with at least 10 kills and six with 20 or more.
Put up four double-doubles including a 19-kill, 20-dig and five block outburst in a 3-2 win at Jacksonville Oct. 13.
Exploded for 27 kills and 10 digs at Stetson Oct. 11.
Saw her first double-double of the season in a 10-kill, 11-dig day at Mississippi State.
Had double-digit kill matches in eight straight matches from Sept. 10 to Sept. 20.
Notched 19 kills and 11 digs in a 3-2 win against FAMU Oct. 15.
Hit .406 en route to 18 kills in a 3-1 triumph against UNA Oct. 18.
Reached 20 kills in a five-set battle against Stetson Oct. 25.
Put up 15 kills and eight digs in a 3-1 win against first place Kennesaw State Oct. 27.
Nov. 5 at Bethune-Cookman marked her 30-kill day in which she hit .529.
Helped UNF sweep the 2019 River City Rumble by posting 24 kills on .432 hitting in a 3-1 win against Jacksonville Nov. 8.
Eclipsed .300 hitting once more in a 25-kill day against Lipscomb Nov. 15.
Helped UNF rally from a 2-1 deficit to defeat UNA in five sets, posting 21 kills, eight digs and four blocks.
UNF FALL 2018 SEASON
Made an impact immediately for the Ospreys, earning one ASUN weekly laurel before receiving unanimous ASUN All-Freshman Team laurels.
Played in 32 of UNF’s 33 matches, appearing in 107 sets to lead all freshman.
Registered 197 kills, 1.84 kills/set, 64 digs and 35 total blocks.
Turned in 10 matches with at least 10 kills, doing so six consecutive times between September 1 and September 10.
Notched a season-high 15 kills in the third match of her career, posting a .306 hitting percentage and eight digs against Oral Roberts August 25.
Put up a season-best 16 digs against Indiana State August 31.
Record 10 kills and a .429 hitting percentage in a win against NJIT November 10.
Notched a .500 hitting percentage with six kills in a sweep of Jacksonville September 25.
Hit .500 and registered 15 kills against Winthrop on September 1.
PUERTO RICAN NATIONAL TEAM
Third place in the 2022 NORCECA Final Four Tournament in Mexico.
Fourth place in the 2017 Pan-American Cup U20 in Costa Rica.
Seventh place in the 2017 Pan-American Cup U18 in Havana, Cuba.
Fourth Place in the 2016 NORCECA Championship U18 in Puerto Rico
VOLLEY UMET VOLLEYBALL CLUB
Angel Matos Volleyball Challenge MVP 15U.
Power League Championship All-Star Team 15U.
Spring Volleyball Challenge Championship All-Star Team
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