17 Allison Fitzgerald
Allison  Fitzgerald

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
St. Louis, Mo.

High School:
Visitation Academy

Height:
5-10

Position:
Defensive Specialist/Libero

Birthdate:
10/15/1995


05/08/2015

Villanova Volleyball Announces 2015-16 Schedule

Returning seven seniors, the Wildcats look to play deep into the season

Career: Played in 84 matches and 295 sets – splitting time between a defensive specialist and libero... Recorded 1054 digs, 59 service aces, 76 assists and 2 kills... Averages 3.57 digs, 0.20 aces and 0.26 assists per set ... Double digit digs in 59 matches ... 20+ digs in nine matches ... Career-highs of 32 digs, twice (St. John's, 9/24/14 - Creighton, 10/30/15), 4 aces (Delaware, 9/16/14), 8 assists (La Salle, 9/20/14) and 1 kill, twice (La Salle, 9/20/14 - UT Arlington, 9/5/15).

2016: Played the majority of matches as a defensive specialist, while making several appearances as the libero… Only Wildcat to make an appearance in all 110 sets… Finished her junior campaign with 342 digs and a 3.11 dig per set ratio… Tallied 21 service aces… Committed only 19 receiving errors on 451 attempts for a .958 percentage… Eclipsed the 1,000-career dig mark on 11/5 against Seton Hall in South Orange…Recorded double-figure dig totals in 19 of 31 total matches… Registered a season-high 20 digs (4 sets) against Butler on 10/14…Had a streak of six straight matches of recording over 10 digs from 10/1 to 10/28.

2015: Played in 31 matches and 111 sets - most at libero ... Missed three matches with injury ... Recorded 420 digs, 23 service aces, 28 assists and 1 kill ... Averaged 3.78 digs, 0.25 assists and 0.21 aces per set ... Double digit digs in 26 matches ... 20+ digs in three matches ... Career-high/season-high 32 digs vs Creighton (10/30/15) ... Season-high 3 aces vs James Madison (9/12/15) ... Season-high 3 assists four times, last vs Dayton (12/4/15)

2014:
Played in 22 matches and 74 sets - most at libero ... Missed 11 matches with injury ... Recorded 292 digs, 15 service aces, 32 assists and 1 kill ... Averaged 3.95 digs, 0.43 assists and 0.20 aces per set ... Double digit digs in 14 matches ... 20+ digs in five matches ... Career-high/season-high 32 digs vs St. John's (9/24/14) ... Career-high/season-high 4 aces at Delaware (9/16/14) ... Career-high/season-high 8 assists vs La Salle (9/20/14) ... Named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll once (9/29/14)


Visitation Academy: 
Four year letter winner ... Straight-A student ... First Team All-District as a sophomore, junior and senior ... First Team All Conference as a junior and senior ... First Team All-Region senior year ... Second Team All-State senior year ... Team Captain senior year ... Was a member of the Rockwood Thunder Volleyball Club where her best finish was in the 16 open at the USAV Nationals with a 7th place finish.


Personal: Daughter of John and Patty Fitzgerald ... Has two older siblings Jason and Ryne ... Is undecided on a major currently ... Aunt Carrie Southerland competed at Mizzou as an outside hitter (1976-80) ... Aunt Cathy Southerland also competed at Mizzou as a setter (1975-79) .... Uncle Steve Southerland completed the Mizzou trifecta as a pitcher (1978-82) ... Enjoys running, biking and reading ... Chose Villanova because of the academics, the beautiful campus and to be part of the Villanova volleyball program.

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