The 2017 District 18 Volleyball Player of the Year, Alyssa Collins comes to Tallahassee from Fort Myers, Fla. for the 2018 season. At Bishop Verot High School, Collins recorded 1,065 digs, a .218 hitting percentage and 193 aces, earning a 19.3 ace percentage over the span of her four-year career. She led the Vikings to a 20-6 record, a district championship and a Class 5A regional semifinal appearance. Collins was named to the 2015 News-Press All-Area Volleyball Second Team as a sophomore, alongside fellow incoming freshman Lily Tessier. She earned 14 MaxPreps Player of the Match awards throughout her high school campaign and was selected to play in the FACA All-Star Classic following her senior season. As a member of the Bishop Verot beach volleyball team, Collins led the Vikings to a fifth-place finish in the state championship. She and her partner defeated the No. 1 pair of the eventual state champion (Calvary Christian), handing the pair their only loss of the season. Collins graduated Summa Cum Laude with a 4.25 GPA and was named a Rotary Scholar Athlete and earned the Top Female Athlete Award (Bishop Verot Class of 2018) in her senior year.
With USA South Volleyball Club, Collins earned the player award for Outstanding Performance and Sportsmanship in 2017 and went on to earn the Lifetime Achievement award in 2018. With 239 Beach Volleyball Club, she earned bids to the open divisions of the AAU National Beach Volleyball Championship and the American Beach Tour National Championships, and earned an Open Division Gold Bracket finish at the Junior Beach Tour National Championship.
Born May 23 … Daughter of Dave and Donna Marie Collins … Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bishop Verot High School.