The Penn State Greater Allegheny Athletic Department is pleased to announce the new head coach of the Penn State Greater Allegheny women's volleyball team for the 2017-18 academic year. Alyssa Finocchi joins the department for her first season as Head Coach.
Finocchi had a 14 year volleyball career that began in elementary school, continued through Baldwin High School, where her senior season team went 14-0 and were undefeated section champions. Finocchi then continued to Penn State Greater Allegheny to play volleyball for four more years under Coach Gibbs. Throughout these four years, she was the catalyst that lead the program to the school’s first final four appearance her senior year, with the program’s best overall record of 21-10.
During her four years, Finocchi acquired numerous accolades on and off the court. Academically, she participated in the Honors Program for eight semesters, maintained an average 3.4 GPA, and received a scholarship for leadership in the classroom. Her four-year college career also gained her three First Team All PSUAC Conference awards, seven PSUAC Player of the Week titles, two USCAA player of the week titles, and two USCAA All American awards. Her favorite accomplishment, however, would be being named the PSUGA Female Athlete of the Year during her senior year. She ended her PSUGA career with a PSUAC Final Four appearance and completed her Marketing – Management Business degree.
Coach Finocchi was most recently the head coach of St. Elizabeth Middle School’s varsity girls’ team, where she helped to improve their record and lead them to a semi-final appearance.