NAME: Ali Thompson
SCHOOL: Ursuline Academy
GRADUATING YEAR: 2018
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: Reigning GGCL and Cincinnati Player of the Year
HEIGHT: 5'10"-150 lbs.
PARENTS: Garde & Emily
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: Parents
FUTURE GOAL: "Win state/national title; career in medical field, raise a family, coach volleyball to give back."
A four-year volleyball starter at middle blocker and outside hitter, Ali is
coming off a star-studded junior year when she had 333 kills, 231 digs, 69 blocks and 15 service aces. She holds the school record for most kills in a match (28).
She helped last season’s 22-5 Lions to a GGCL co-championship, a SWO district championship and a regional runner-up finish. She is off to a good start this season, too. In her first four matches, all wins, Ali notched 44 kills (2nd in the GGCL) and 59 digs (4th in the GGCL).
Ali has earned numerous honors, including last season being named GGCL Player of the Year and Cincinnati Enquirer Div. I Volleyball Player of the Year. She was 1st team all-league, 1st team all-city, 1st team all-Ohio and a finalist for the Cincinnati.com Greater Cincinnati Sports Awards’ Volleyball Player of the Year. In 2015 and 2016 she was named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association “Phenom List.”
Ali was also a key member of her 2016 volleyball club team that won the U16 national championship and she was named to the national all-tournament team.
A great student who is a National Honor Society member, Ali is active in community service and will play volleyball collegiately at Grand Valley State University.
Her favorite athlete is Kerri Walsh, favorite entertainer is Luke Bryan, favorite book is The Hunger Games and favorite movie is Mr. & Mrs. Smith.
COACH'S QUOTE – "My favorite quality about Ali is that she is a true team player. Our team's needs come before her needs. She is a great student athlete and she loves to compete!"
— Jeni Case, Volleyball Coach
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