6 Ali Verzani
6 - Ali Verzani
Height: 5-10
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Sioux City, Iowa
Position: OH
Major: Interdisciplinary Studies
m 27
k/s 3.67
h % .181
a/s 0.26
b/s 0.47
sa/s 0.29
d/s 2.86

2019 (Junior): Named to Chattanooga Classic All-Tournament team.

2018 (Sophomore):  Started all 30 matches and played in 117 sets … led the Golden Eagles with 332 kills, 2.84 kills per set and 386.5 points … also led the team with 36 service aces, which ranked third in the Ohio Valley Conference ... was second in both digs (318) and digs per set (2.72) … recorded 36 blocks, which was sixth-best on the team … put up 19 matches with at least 10 kills and 11 matches with at least 15 kills … posted 17 outings with at least 10 digs, and 13 double-doubles in kills and digs … tallied 31 kills, five aces and a .338 attack percentage over two matches against Eastern Illinois and SIUE to earn OVC Co-Offensive Player and Newcomer of the Week on Oct. 15 … totaled a career-high 21 kills against Eastern Kentucky on Oct. 27 … took a career-high .351 hitting percentage against Evansville on Aug. 24 … put up a career-high 25.0 points thanks to a career-high five services aces against Eastern Illinois on Oct. 13 … turned in a career-high 19 digs at Austin Peay on Oct. 20 … also contributed 16 assists on the year.

2017 (Freshman, Iowa Western): Played in 42 matches as an outside hitter and right side in 2017 for Alicia Williams… totaled 330 kills (the third-best mark on the team) and hit .261… also had 73 blocks and 87 digs… helped the Reivers finish seventh at the 2017 NJCAA Division I national tournament… Iowa Western also won the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference and its region in 2017… member of the NJCAA All-Academic first team for the 2017-18 season… took a medical redshirt as a freshman for the 2016 volleyball season but played basketball… appeared in 13 games and averaged 9.2 minutes, 3.3 points and 2.3 rebounds per game as a forward… two-time NJCAA Academic All-Region XI first-team honoree.

High School: Verzani was a multi-sport athlete at Lawton-Bronson High School in Iowa, where she played volleyball, basketball and softball and competed in track & field… was an outside hitter for four years for Jeremiah Pottebaum… totaled 1,115 kills in her career, which marked a Lawton-Bronson record… helped the Eagles to a Western Valley Conference championship title as a senior in 2015, when they went undefeated in the league… named to the WVC first team in 2014 and 2015 and to the second team in 2013... also named to the Iowa Girls Coaches Association Class 2-A all-state second team and Class 2A Northwest all-district team in 2015.

Personal: Full first name is Alison but goes by Ali… father, Michael, played football at Wayne State from 1991-94.

Honors & Awards:

  • 2018 Memphis Tiger Invitational All-Tournament Team
  • 2018 Ohio Valley Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Week, Oct. 15
  • 2018 Ohio Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week, Oct. 15
  • 2018 Fall Athletic Director's Honor Roll
  • 2019 Spring Athletic Director’s Honor Roll
  • 2018-19 OVC Academic Medal of Honor
Recent Games
Oct 25 Austin Peay W, 3-1
Oct 26 Murray State L, 3-1
Oct 30 Jacksonville State L, 3-1
Nov 2 at UT Martin L, 3-1
Nov 8 at Morehead State L, 3-1
Nov 9 at Eastern Kentucky W, 3-0
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 27 14
Sets 97 54
Kills 356 210
Kills per set 3.67 3.89
Errors 155 90
Total Attacks 1113 660
Hitting Percentage .181 .182
Assists 25 18
Assists per set 0.26 0.33
Service Aces 28 13
Service Errors 19 12
Service Aces per set 0.29 0.24
Reception Errors 36 18
Digs 277 151
Digs per set 2.86 2.80
Block Solo 5 3
Block Assist 41 23
Block Total 46 26
Blocks per set 0.47 0.48
Block Errors 10 5
Ball Handling Errors 4 1
Points 409.5 237.5
Points per set 4.2 4.4
Matches started 14 10
Date Opponent Score ms s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Aug 23 Tennessee Tech   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Aug 24 at Lipscomb W, 3-2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Aug 30 vs. Northern Arizona L, 3-0 - 3 7 3 32 .125 0 1 1 1 8 0 1 0 1 0 8.5
Aug 30 vs. Oakland L, 3-0 - 3 7 7 35 .000 1 0 2 0 5 0 2 0 2 0 8.0
Aug 31 at #15 Michigan L, 3-0 - 3 3 2 12 .083 0 1 0 7 4 0 0 0 0 2 4.0
Sep 6 at #24 Louisville L, 3-0 - 1 6 8 28 -.071 0 2 0 1 14 0 1 0 1 0 8.5
Sep 6 vs. Arizona State L, 3-0 - 1 2 5 23 -.130 1 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Sep 7 vs. Western Kentucky L, 3-0 - 3 7 6 25 .040 1 1 0 2 7 0 1 0 1 0 8.5
Sep 13 at Chattanooga L, 3-1 - 4 16 2 37 .378 0 4 1 1 10 0 0 1 0 0 20.0
Sep 14 vs. North Alabama W, 3-0 - 3 15 3 29 .414 0 2 1 1 8 0 2 1 2 0 18.0
Sep 14 vs. Manhattan W, 3-0 - 3 14 2 42 .286 0 1 0 0 10 1 1 0 2 0 16.5
Sep 17 at Evansville L, 3-2 1 5 15 7 43 .186 1 0 1 2 15 0 3 2 3 0 16.5
Sep 20 Western Illinois W, 3-2 1 5 22 8 47 .298 0 0 0 0 10 0 4 0 4 0 24.0
Sep 21 Southern Illinois L, 3-2 1 5 20 5 65 .231 2 1 1 3 13 0 1 1 1 0 21.5
Sep 21 Middle Tennessee W, 3-1 1 4 12 7 35 .143 1 2 0 0 12 1 2 0 3 1 16.0
Sep 25 at Jacksonville State L, 3-0 - 3 8 5 30 .100 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 2 0 0 8.0
Sep 28 Southeast Missouri W, 3-1 1 4 23 12 72 .153 1 2 0 0 12 0 1 0 1 0 25.5
Oct 4 Eastern Kentucky W, 3-2 1 5 16 8 49 .163 2 1 1 2 15 0 2 0 2 0 18.0
Oct 5 Morehead State L, 3-1 1 4 13 4 45 .200 1 1 2 1 11 0 2 0 2 0 15.0
Oct 11 at Belmont W, 3-0 - 3 8 8 40 .000 0 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 8.0
Oct 12 at Tennessee State W, 3-0 1 3 9 2 27 .259 3 1 0 2 6 2 1 0 3 0 12.5
Oct 18 at Eastern Illinois L, 3-2 1 5 17 5 61 .197 2 1 0 5 11 0 1 0 1 0 18.5
Oct 19 at SIUE W, 3-1 - 4 16 7 44 .205 1 1 1 0 10 0 3 0 3 0 18.5
Oct 25 Austin Peay W, 3-1 1 4 21 7 43 .326 1 1 1 1 10 1 4 0 5 0 25.0
Oct 26 Murray State L, 3-1 1 4 15 7 52 .154 2 2 1 3 12 0 1 0 1 0 17.5
Oct 30 Jacksonville State L, 3-1 1 4 17 10 55 .127 1 0 3 0 5 0 4 1 4 0 19.0
Nov 2 at UT Martin L, 3-1 - 4 18 9 48 .188 1 2 1 2 13 0 0 1 0 0 20.0
Nov 8 at Morehead State L, 3-1 1 4 14 4 52 .192 2 1 0 1 14 0 2 1 2 1 16.0
Nov 9 at Eastern Kentucky W, 3-0 1 3 15 2 42 .310 1 0 2 1 13 0 2 0 2 0 16.0
Nov 15 Tennessee State   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 16 Belmont   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 21 at TBD   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 22 at TBD   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 23 at TBD   - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
2018-19 30 117 332 2.84 160 1073 .160 16 0.14 36 0.31 318 2.72 1 35 36 0.31 386.5 3.3
2019-20 27 97 356 3.67 155 1113 .181 25 0.26 28 0.29 277 2.86 5 41 46 0.47 409.5 4.2
Total 57 214 688 3.21 315 2186 .171 41 0.19 64 0.30 595 2.78 6 76 82 0.38 796.0 3.7
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
Total 27 97 356 3.67 155 1113 .181 25 0.26 28 0.29 277 2.86 5 41 46 0.47 409.5 4.2
Conference 14 54 210 3.89 90 660 .182 18 0.33 13 0.24 151 2.80 3 23 26 0.48 237.5 4.4
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 9 39 159 4.08 68 463 .197 11 0.28 10 0.26 100 2.56 2 21 23 0.59 181.5 4.7
Away 12 42 145 3.45 61 464 .181 11 0.26 13 0.31 129 3.07 2 13 15 0.36 166.5 4.0
Neutral 6 16 52 3.25 26 186 .140 3 0.19 5 0.31 48 3.00 1 7 8 0.50 61.5 3.8
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Wins 11 41 171 4.17 66 470 .223 10 0.24 11 0.27 119 2.90 5 22 27 0.66 198.0 4.8
Losses 16 56 185 3.30 89 643 .149 15 0.27 17 0.30 158 2.82 0 19 19 0.34 211.5 3.8
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August 3 9 17 1.89 12 79 .063 1 0.11 2 0.22 17 1.89 0 3 3 0.33 20.5 2.3
September 12 41 160 3.90 70 476 .189 7 0.17 15 0.37 127 3.10 2 16 18 0.44 185.0 4.5
October 9 36 132 3.67 58 416 .178 13 0.36 8 0.22 93 2.58 3 18 21 0.58 152.0 4.2
November 3 11 47 4.27 15 142 .225 4 0.36 3 0.27 40 3.64 0 4 4 0.36 52.0 4.7