Alisha Glass

Volleyball

Position: Setter
Height: 184 cm/6-0
Weight: 158
Hometown/Residence: Leland, Mich./Leland, Mich.
Birth Date: April 5, 1988
College/Major/Grad Year: Penn State/Kinesiology/TBA
Joined Team: June 2009

Most Notable

  • Named USA Volleyball Indoor Female Athlete of the Year for 2013
  • Earned gold medal in three consecutive FIVB World Grand Prix Final Rounds (2010, 2011, 2012)
  • Selected Best Setter of FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round in 2010 and 2013 FIVB World Grand Prix
  • Led Team USA to gold medal at 2013 NORCECA Continental Championship and was named Best Setter
  • Starting setter at Penn State all four years and led Nittany Lions to three consecutive NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball championship titles

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION:
2013 - Pan American Cup (Gold)...USA Volleyball Cup…FIVB World Grand Prix (6th Place-Best Setter)...NORCECA Championship (Gold-Best Setter)...FIVB Grand Champions Cup (Silver).
2012 - FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)...Pan American Cup (Gold).
2011 – Montreux Volley Masters (Fourth)…Pan American Cup (Bronze)...FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold)...NORCECA Championship (Gold)...FIVB World Cup (Silver).
2010 – Tour of China…Pan American Cup (Bronze)...FIVB World Grand Prix (Gold-Best Setter)...Tour of Brazil...FIVB World Championship (Fourth).

Did You Know

  • Averaged 10.22 assists per set in 2013 while starting 28 of 31 matches
  • Set Team USA to consecutive gold medals at the Pan American Cup
  • AVCA All-America First-Team in 2008 and 2009 after being selected second-team as sophomore in 2007
  • Started on 2004 U.S. Girls' Youth National Team that won NORCECA Championship and was named Best Setter
  • Finished prep career as natonal and state high school record hold in season aces (296), career aces (937) and career kills (3,584)
  • Mother Laurie Glass was her high school volleyball coach
  • Likes to do jigsaw puzzles in her free time

The Big Blurb
On what made her fall in love with the game: "I am just a fan of the sport in general. I think it is so complex. It requires so much of your brain, along with the physical aspect. You have to train as hard as you can to be bigger, faster, stronger. But also you have to train the mental game. You have to learn the game. You have to learn the opponent, learn yourself, learn your teammates. And so there so much to learn from it, you are constantly evolving. There is not a peak you are going to hit." - May 2013 Interview with USA Volleyball

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Last Updated: March 28, 2014

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