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8 Alyssa Mathews
8 - Alyssa Mathews
Height: 5-7
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Grundy Center, Iowa
High School: Grundy Center
Position: S
At Simpson
  • Two-year Academic All-Conference (2017-2018)
  • 2018 Simpson Offensive Player of the Year
  • 2017 Simpson Outstanding Teammate
  • Three-year letterwinner (2016-18)
2018 | junior
  • Named to the American Rivers Conference All-Academic Team
  • Appeared in all 27 matches totaling a team-high 102 sets
  • Led team with 903 assists (8.85/set)
  • Finished with 47 kills (0.46/set), hitting .197
  • Posted 31 service aces, 249 digs and 15 total blocks
  • Reached double-figure assists in all 27 matches, with 50 or more assists in four matches
  • Tallied 12 double-doubles (assists/digs) on the season
  • Had a season-high 56 assists in a five-set loss to Loras (Oct. 20), the most by a Simpson player since 2012
  • Tallied 52 assists and 22 digs against Illinois Tech (Oct. 26)
2017 | sophomore
  • Named to the Iowa Conference All-Academic Team
  • Led team with 892 assists (8.50/set)
  • Finished with 38 kills (0.36/set), hitting .153
  • Posted 21 service aces, 208 digs and 28 total blocks
  • Tallied nine double-doubles (assists/digs) on the season
  • Reached double-figure assists in all 26 matches, surpassing 40 assists six times
  • Had a season-high 51 assists in a five-set win over Waldorf (Oct. 18)
2016 | freshman
  • Served as team's primary setter throughout rookie season
  • Led team in assists (558, 6.13/set) and service aces (29)
  • Finished with 19 kills (0.21/set), a .173 hitting percentage and 194 digs
  • Tallied seven double-doubles (assists/digs) on the season
  • Reached double-figure assists in 24 of 27 matches, surpassing 30 assists six times
  • Had a season-high 47 assists in a four-set win over Iowa Wesleyan (Oct. 28)
High School
  • A 2016 graduate of Grundy Center High School
  • Coached by Darwin Sents and Lori Willis
  • Earned second team all-state honors as a junior and honorable mention all-state honors as a senior
  • Brought home first team all-conference and all-district honors following junior and senior seasons
  • Named MaxPreps Player of the Year as a junior
  • Helped guide the Spartans to the state tournament in 2014 and 2015
  • Earned all-conference and all-district honors in basketball as a senior
  • Also earned four letters in track, competing at the state meet as a sophomore and senior
  • Was a five-year letterwinner in softball, earning all-conference, all-district and second team all-state honors as a junior
  • A member of the National Honor Society, chorus, FFA, and student senate
  • Parents are Jeff and Kelly Mathews
  • Has two sisters, Kayla and Sydney
  • Majoring in mathematics