Women's Volleyball: Grace Signs 5'8" Outside Hitter/Middle Blocker Alicia Pierce

Women's Volleyball: Grace Signs 5'8" Outside Hitter/Middle Blocker Alicia Pierce

The Grace University women's volleyball program is excited to announce the addition of Alicia Pierce to their team.

Alicia Pierce, the daughter of Randy and Jean Pierce, graduated from Sumner-Eddyville-Miller in her hometown of Sumner, Nebraska, in 2016.After spending a semester at the University of Nebraska Lincoln, Pierce has transferred to Grace University, where she will pursue a degree in Exercise Science through dual enrollment with the University of Nebraska Omaha. Pierce attends Miller Christian Church in Miller, Nebraska.

Alicia Pierce participated in intramural volleyball and played volleyball for her high school for three years under Erika Kappel as both an Outside Hitter and Middle Blocker. During her high school career, she played in 219 sets and totaled 379 kills. During her senior season, Pierce had 33 solo blocks and 38 assisted blocks for a total of 71.Alicia served 275 times during her senior season, including 14 aces, and only committed 15 serving errors, giving her a 94.5% serving percentage. Pierce had 272 digs and averaged 3.6 per set and 9.1 per match; she also had 183 kills, averaging 2.4 per set. Pierce was named the "Player of the Match" for two games during her senior year.

When asked why she chose Grace University, Alicia said, "Last semester I was attending UNL and it didn't feel like that was where God wanted me. After talking it over with my parents and praying about it, I decided to transfer here to Grace."

Courtney Moore, head coach of the women's volleyball team at Grace, expressed her excitement about Pierce joining her team, saying, "I love having Alicia here on the team.She fits so well with our team environment and she is a total athlete.She is stepping into our way of doing things very nicely in our spring season and I am excited to see what she can bring competitively for us this fall and beyond."

by Loretta Gamboe, SID Staff