Alyssa joins the Shock staff after a decorated career at the University of Illinois at Springfield.
Alyssa Hasler was named a third-team All-American today when the D2CCA All-American lists were released. She is the first NCAA All-American in UIS volleyball history.
Hasler capped off one of the top UIS volleyball careers this year by helping the Prairie Stars win their first GLVC Championship and advance to their first NCAA Division II National Tournament. Hasler was one of the top defensive players in the country, ranking second in the nation with 1.50 blocks a set. She finished the season with 173 blocks, the most by a Prairie Stars player since the move to the NCAA level. Her defense helped UIS hold opposing teams to just a .158 hitting percentage for the year.
Offensively, Hasler ranked 12th in the GLVC with a .267 hitting percentage. She averaged 2.10 kills a set, and had 242 kills for her season. Hasler collected 341 kills on the year, an average just under three points a set.
Since UIS moved to the NCAA level, no player has matched Hasler’s 1,010 career kills and 602 career blocks. For her career, she averaged 2.18 kills, 1.30 blocks, and 2.95 points a set, and she had a career hitting percentage of .275.
Hasler arrived at UIS for a team that won just seven matches in her freshmen season. She was a part of this year’s senior class that improved the program each year, including having a 25-8 overall record this past season to go along with the conference title and national tournament bid.