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Alyssa Collins

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Player profile

position
Libero
height
5'5"
year
Redshirt Freshman
hometown
Fort Myers, Fla.
high school
Bishop Verot

REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE (2020):

Did not participate in Florida State’s shortened four-match season in the fall 2020.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2019):

Played in eight matches and 14 sets as a redshirt freshman libero…recorded 13 digs, two assists and a service ace on the season…tallied four digs and an assist in her first collegiate match on September 13 against Stony Brook…posted a season-high five digs against No. 4 Pitt on October 6…earned a pair of digs on the road at Virginia Tech (November 1)…recorded the first service ace of her career on November 24 against Duke.

FRESHMAN (2018):

Did not play and earned a redshirt.

HIGH SCHOOL:

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.

 

CLUB:

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.

ACHIEVEMENTS PRIOR TO FLORIDA STATE:

  • Top Female Athlete Award Bishop Verot Class of 2018
  • Southwest Florida All-Area Sports Award Winner (2018)
  • USAV Scholarship Recipient
  • FACA District 18 Volleyball Player of the Year (2017)
  • 14-time MaxPreps Player of the Match
  • News-Press All-Area Volleyball Second Team (2015)
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bishop Verot High School

PERSONAL:

  • Parents: Dave and Donna Marie Collins.
  • Born: May 23.
  • Siblings: Kyle and Alexis.
  • Major: Psychology.
  • What National Day do you love to celebrate? Christmas 😁
  • What current issue do you follow the most? The Explosion in Lebanon.
  • Outside of volleyball, what is a career aspiration you have? Get my PhD.
  • What might be the single-most interesting thing about you? I was a competitive figure skater for three years.
  • During the COVID-19 pandemic, what has life been like for you? Mentally challenging, but an opportunity to gain perspective.
  • If you wrote an autobiography, what would the title be? It All Builds Character.
  • How has volleyball shaped your life? Volleyball has built my character all around, enhanced my work ethic, driven me to be my best, challenged me to hold myself accountable, and taught me the importance of encouraging those around me.
  • What shows are you streaming/watching these days? Avatar the Last Airbender and Legend of Korra.
  • What are some of your favorite songs/artists? More Than My Hometown – Morgan Wallen, Does to Me – Luke Combs, 2016 – Sam Hunt.
  • What does being a Seminole mean to you? Being a Seminole means giving my all no matter what for the person next to me, and pushing those around me to do their best. It also means that at the end of the day, no matter what the outcome, we are a family.