Name: Alisha Glass
Position: Setter
Sport: Volleyball
Discipline(s): Volleyball
Height: 6-0
Birthplace: Leland
Hometown: Leland, Mich.
College: Penn State, Kinesiology
Olympic Experience
  • 2016 - Olympic Games (Best Setter, Bronze Medal)
World Championship Experience
  • 2014 - FIVB World Championship (Gold, Best Setter)
Most Notable
  • Named Best Setter on 2016 Olympic Dream Team
  • Helped U.S. earn bronze at 2016 Olympic Games
  • Named USA Volleyball Female Indoor Athlete of the Year for both 2013 and 2014
  • Named Best Setter of 2014 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship Italy 2014
  • Selected Best Setter of 2016 NORCECA Olympic Qualification Tournament as USA won gold and spot in 2016 Olympic Games
  • Named Finalist for 2014 Women's Sports Foundation Sportswoman of the Year
  • Earned gold medal in three consecutive FIVB World Grand Prix Final Rounds (2010, 2011, 2012)

2016 - NORCECA Olympic Qualification Tournament (Gold)...FIVB World Grand Prix (Silver)...Olympic Games (bronze).
2015 - FIVB World Cup (Bronze)...NORCECA Championship (Gold)
2014 - USA Volleyball Cup...FIVB World Grand Prix (5th Place Prelim)...FIVB World Championship (Gold)
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

  • 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
  • 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 (2012 and 2013)
  • 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: July 10, 2016