Height: 184 cm/6-0
Hometown/Residence: Leland, Mich./Leland, Mich.
Birth Date: April 5, 1988
College/Major/Grad Year: Penn State/Kinesiology/TBA
Joined Team: June 2009
MAJOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: 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)...Tour of Brazil...FIVB World Championship (Fourth).
INTERNATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: 2012 – Started six of 14 matches in the FIVB World Grand Prix, including four of the five Final Round matches resulting in wins over Brazil, Turkey, Cuba and China…Averaged 5.25 running sets, 1.29 digs and 0.54 points per set during the World Grand Prix in helping the U.S. go 14-0 and win its third straight and fifth overall World Grand Prix…Started six of seven matches at the Pan American Cup leading the U.S. to the gold medal for the first time since 2003…Averaged 5.96 running sets as Team USA held a .315 hitting efficiency for the tournament…Added averages of 0.61 points and 2.35 digs per set at the Pan Am Cup. 2011 – Started four of five matches at the Montreux Volley Masters, helping the U.S. to a .251 team hitting efficiency…Turned in 27 digs during Montreux Volley Masters for a 1.80 dig average…Played in 25 of 27 sets at Pan American Cup, including seven of eight match starts…Helped team to an overall .325 hitting efficiency for the tournament, including a .525 hitting efficiency versus Cuba in the bronze-medal match…Averaged 1.92 digs per set at the Pan Am Cup…Averaged 3.21 assists per set with 19 sets played and two match starts in helping U.S. win the FIVB World Grand Prix…Helped U.S. hit .493 as a team in starting setter role against Peru on Aug. 21…Played in nine sets and registered nine assists during NORCECA Women’s Continental Championship, helping the squad to the gold medal…Played in 20 sets during the FIVB World Cup with one match start helping Team USA to the silver medal and 2012 Olympic Games qualification…Tallied two blocks and 25 assists in start against Kenya as the team held .322 hitting efficiency. 2010 – Played in seven sets and started two of three matches on USA’s tour of China…Averaged 1.14 points, 1.86 digs and 0.43 blocks in international debut…Scored four kills on six attacks in China…Started all seven match at the Pan American Cup helping USA to the bronze medal…Averaged 8.25 running sets per set, while adding averages of 2.40 digs, 0.45 blocks and 0.45 kills…Converted nine of 14 attacks into kills as part of .571 hitting efficiency…Named Best Setter at FIVB World Grand Prix Final Round after helping the U.S. to the gold medal…Started final 13 matches of tournament, leading to an 11-match win streak…Set USA to a .300 hitting efficiency and 40.7 kill percent during the World Grand Prix, including a .274 efficiency and 39.1 kill percent during the Final Round…Averaged 0.83 points, 2.94 digs and 11.54 assists while hitting .447 (19-2-38) during World Grand Prix according to unofficial DataVolley Stats…Started three of four matches on Brazil Tour…Finished the FIVB World Championship with 8.43 running sets average, third-best for the tournament after leading the category heading into the final match…Started 10 of 11 matches at the World Championship with a 7-3 record in those starts…Averaged 0.68 points per set and 3.12 digs per set at World Championship...Set USA to a .402 hitting efficiency against Thailand on Oct. 29 and a .392 mark versus Czech Republic on Nov. 6.
COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS: 2009 – Named AVCA All-America First-Team as she set Penn State to consecutive undefeated seasons and its unprecedented third consecutive NCAA title …Honda Award finalist … Ranked fourth in the nation in assists per set (11.90) guiding the Nittany Lions to a nation-leading .381 attack percentage …Added 112 kills (0.92 per set), 103 blocks (0.84) and 286 digs (2.34)…Ranked fourth all-time in school history for career assists. 2008 – Tabbed AVCA First Team All-America and NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team as Penn State won its second consecutive NCAA title with an undefeated record ... AVCA National Player of the Week (Nov. 18) ... Big Ten Player of the Week (Nov. 17) ... Directed the Penn State offense to a record setting and nation-leading .390 hitting percentage ...Led the team, Big Ten and nation with 12.50 assists per set average (1,450 total assists) ... Ranked third on the team with 212 digs averaging 1.83 digs per set ... notched 114 total blocks, good enough for third on the team. 2007 – Selected AVCA Second Team All-America and NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team ... National and Big Ten Player of the Week (11/19) ... Started 35 of 36 matches and played in 114 of 122 games while directing the Penn State offense to a nation-leading .350 hitting percentage Led the team, ranked fourth in the Big Ten and 24th in the country with an average of 13.02 assists per game with 1,484 total assists. 2006 – Named Big Ten All-Freshmen Team ... Sports Imports/AVCA National Player of the Week (9/11) ... Started all 35 matches and played in 113 of 114 games ... spent most of the season as a 5-1 setter, but also saw time as a 6-2 setter/hitter, attacking primarily on the right side ... Led the team and finished seventh in the Big Ten with 12.50 assists per game ... Ranked third on the squad with 1.14 blocks per game and fourth with 21 service aces and 2.04 digs per game ... Chipped in 1.16 kills per game ... Set the team to a Big Ten- and nation-best .323 hitting percentage, the only team in the country to finish the season hitting higher than .300 ... earned National Player of the Week honors after averaging 13.38 assists per game while leading the team to a .327 hitting percentage against Missouri and Texas at the Texas Invitational (9/7-8).
OTHER USAV VOLLEYBALL EXPERIENCE: Member of the 2005 U.S. Girls’ Youth National A2 Team and played on the USA Red squad that won the gold medal at the High Performance Championships in Austin, Texas, where she also received the "Best Setter" award ... Started on the 2004 U.S. Girls’ Youth National Team that won the gold medal in Puerto Rico at the NORCECA Games, where she was recognized as "Best Server".
CLUB/PREP CAREER: Four-year letterwinner at Leland (Mich.) High School ... Named Michigan Gatorade Player of the Year ... Led squad to the 2006 Class D state championship, producing a single-match record of 48 kills in the title match ... Named Miss Volleyball for the state of Michigan in 2006 ... Four-time first team all-state, all-region dream team and all-conference ... Finished prep career as National and State High School record holder in season aces (296), career aces (937) and career kills (3,584) ... Ranked sixth on PrepVolleyball.com's "Senior Aces" list ... Named first team all-state as a basketball player as a junior and senior ... Member of the National Honor Society with a 3.7 grade point average.
PERSONAL: Born Alisha Rebecca Glass on April 5, 1988…Mother is Laurie Glass, who was also her high school volleyball coach…Grandfather Larry Glass was her high school basketball coach… Majored in kinesiology at Penn State University with a minor in human development and family studies.
Last Updated: July 1, 2012