Primary setter for the Seminoles in her first season in the Garnet and Gold, playing in all 29 matches with 26 starts…led the team with 617 assists and added 168 digs, nine blocks, seven kills and 15 service aces…recorded three double-doubles on the season…posted 21 assists and five digs against No. 3 Minnesota on August 31 as Florida State defeated the Golden Gophers in straight sets…aided on 33 kills and had eight digs in a five-set win over FAU on September 6…tallied a pair of service aces and added 25 assists and three digs on the road at TCU on September 8…had 20 assists and a block in a home win over St. John’s…recorded 28 assists, one block and seven digs in the ACC opener at Duke on September 27…posted a pair of service aces on the road at Wake Forest (September 29)…had 34 assists and four digs at home versus Virginia…tallied 28 assists, six digs, five blocks and a service ace against No. 4 Pitt on October 6…had kills in back-to-back matches against UNC and Boston College, along with a combined 49 assists, 11 digs and a block…recorded 11 digs and 26 assists at home against Miami on October 30…had two kills, 27 assists and 11 digs in a five-set win on the road at High Point…had a season-high 39 assists at home against UNC (November 17)…had a kill, along with 18 assists and 14 digs in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against UCF.
Did not play and earned a redshirt.
Tessier joins the Seminoles from Fort Myers, Fla., where she was a four-year starter at Evangelical Christian High School. In 336 career sets, she recorded 185 aces, 600 digs, 376 kills, and 2,282 assists (6.8 per set). Tessier was named to the 2014 AAU All-American Team following her freshman season, as well as the 2015 Second Team News-Press All-Area as a sophomore. After tallying 707 assists, 105 aces, and 208 digs as a junior, Tessier was named a finalist for the 2016 New-Press All-Area Volleyball Player of the Year. As a senior, she fought through an ankle injury to lead her team to another regional final appearance, finishing with 111 kills, 22 blocks and 244 assists in only 52 sets. She earned two Player of the Match honors in her final season, and saw one triple double performance, picking up 18 kills, 27 assists and 12 digs. Tessier also excelled academically at Evangelical Christian, and was a National Honor Society member.
Born on June 23 … Daughter of Laura and Scott Tessier … Sister of Savannah and Drew Tessier … Majoring in business management … Played volleyball with sister Savannah for Evangelical Christian School.