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Four-Time NCAA Champion Alyssa D’Errico Named Louisville Assistant Coach

Alyssa D’Errico, a 2010 Penn State graduate, has been named an assistant volleyball coach at the University of Louisville.

“I think she is one of the best up-and-coming coaches in the business and will make an immediate impact on our staff,” said Cardinals’ head coach Anne Kordes. “Alyssa possesses leadership qualities and communication skills that make the coaching profession a natural fit for her. I have previously been in the gym with Alyssa and her knowledge base and ability to relay information to players is impressive. She is bright, passionate, and competitive.”

D’Errico will go to Louisville after spending the last few years playing overseas. From 2011 to 2012, she played in Spain for the Feel Volley Alcobendas Club, where she was MVP of the Princess Cup. She then played in Croatia with the ZOK Split 1700, before finally playing in France for the Istres Ouest Provence volleyball team.

During her time at Penn State, D’Errico wore the No. 12 jersey and served as libero. She was part of four consecutive NCAA championship teams and is the only player in NCAA Division I history to win four national titles, after winning three state championships in her last three years of high school. D’Errico was also part of the team’s 109 consecutive match win streak. She finished her career with 1,245 digs (eighth in school history) and 146 aces (seventh in school history). She was also named 2011 NCAA Woman of the Year.

Penn State coach Russ Rose called her “one of the most committed leaders we’ve had in the program. She has her hand on the pulse of the team and mentors and monitors as well.”

“I am absolutely thrilled to join the Louisville family,” said D’Errico of her new position. “Anne is an incredible mentor in the game for female collegiate coaches and I have always respected her greatly as a head coach. The staff, both in volleyball and athletics in general, has been overwhelmingly welcoming, making me feel right at home from the get-go.”

Congratulations Alyssa!

Photo: Jamie Schwaberow/NCAA Photos

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