Virginia Cavaliers Official Athletic Site

Ciera Hecht

Graduate Student
Prosper, Texas
Prosper HS
High School
Texas A&M
Previous School
Ciera Hecht - Women's Volleyball - Virginia Cavaliers

Ciera “CiCi” Hecht


  • Transferred to UVA from Texas A&M in the summer

AT TEXAS A&M (2019-22)


  • Appeared in 23 matches, earning 12 starts, and covering 69 sets
  • Finished the season with 60 kills, 156 digs, 10 assists, eight blocks and four service aces
  • Logged a pair of double-doubles against Georgia (Oct. 8) and Ole Miss (Oct. 13)
  • Recorded a career-high 15 kills and 22 digs against Ole Miss (Oct. 13)
  • Turned in double-digit dig figures in six matches
  • Tallied a career-high four blocks against Georgia (Oct. 7)
  • SEC Academic Honor Roll


  • Saw action in 12 matches, earning eight starts, in the shortened season
  • Logged double-digit digs four times and double-digit kills once
  • Finished second on the team with 14 services aces
  • Tied a Texas A&M record with eight aces against Alabama (March 5)
  • SEC Academic Honor Roll


  • Appeared in eight matches and 10 sets as a true freshman
  • Finished her rookie season with three kills, six digs and two blocks


  • Two-time all-state performer at Prosper High School
  • 2018 Under Armour All-America Honorable Mention selection
  • Earned High School All-American Highest Honorable Mention distinction
  • Recorded match-winning kill to win 2017 UIL 5A state championship in fifth set
  • 2017 UIL 5A Tournament MVP
  • Named the District 14-5A Defensive Player of the Year as a sophomore
  • Four-time academic all-district honoree


  • Played club for Texas Advantage Volleyball Club (2018-19), Texas Image (2017-18) and LoneStar Volleyball club (2010-2017)
  • USAV GJNC 18 Open gold medalist (2019)
  • USAV GJNC 18 Open All-Tournament Team (2019)
  • Two-time Tour of Texas gold medalist (2017, 19)
  • NEQ gold medalist (2019)
  • Far Western Open gold medalist (2017)
  • Three-time Lonestar Classic Open gold medalist (2014-16)


  • Daughter of Steve and Laura Hecht, both of whom played sports at Oral Roberts University
  • Father, Steve, played baseball and was drafted in the fifth round of the 1987 MLB Draft by the San Francisco Giants
  • Steve played in the minor leagues for eight years and won silver at 1987 Pan American Games with United States
  • Mother, Laura, played volleyball and basketball for the Golden Eagles
  • Has one sibling, Cole, who was a member of the University of Texas’s baseball team in 2014
  • Graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science from Texas A&M in spring 2023
  • Pursuing a master’s degree in Higher Education