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Ali Frantti
Ali  Frantti

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Spring Grove, Ill.

High School:
Richmond Burton

Height:
6-1

Position:
OH

Major:
Health Policy and Administration


09/23/2017

No. 2 WVB Bounces Back With Win over Iowa

The Penn State women's volleyball team took down Iowa, 3-1, on Saturday evening

09/21/2017

No. 2 WVB Opens B1G Play

Penn State opens Big Ten play with home matches against No. 14 Nebraska, Iowa

09/18/2017

Lee Named Big Ten POW

Simone Lee was named the Big Ten Player of the Week for her performance at the Penn State Classic

09/14/2017

No. 2 WVB set to host Penn State Classic

The No. 2 Penn State women's volleyball team hosts Yale, Wake Forest, and Ohio in the 2017 Penn State Classic

09/11/2017

Frantti Picks Up B1G Honor

Ali Frantti was named Big Ten Player of the Week after her performance at the Big Ten/Pac-12 Challenge.

2016 (Junior): NCAA Lincoln Regional All-Tournament Team … AVCA All-Northeast Region Team … Preseason All-Big Ten selection … Started all 34 matches, playing 121 total sets in which she logged 295 kills on 861 attempts for a .228 hitting percentage … Added 16 service aces, 219 digs and 62 total blocks … Served up a career-high two aces in the opener vs. West Virginia (8/26) ... Logged seven kills on .429 hitting against Georgia Southern (8/27) ... Notched a double-double with 11 kills and 12 digs against No. 19 North Carolina (8/27) ... Posted 11 kills and four blocks at Colorado (9/3) ... Had eight digs vs. No. 9 Stanford (9/4) ... Tallied seven digs and a season-high five blocks against Siena (9/9) ... Recorded six kills and eight digs vs. Syracuse (9/10) ... Posted three kills, three digs, two blocks and an ace against Rhode Island (9/16) ... Charted her best attacking performance of the Penn State Invitational against Howard (9/17) with seven kills while adding six digs, two blocks and an ace ... Recorded five kills, four digs and a block against Clemson (9/17) ... Posted a season-best .579 percentage hitting with 11 kills against Rutgers (9/21) ... Had five kills and seven digs at Northwestern (9/25)...Logged 10 kills and four digs vs. No. 18 Michigan State (9/30)...Charted 11 kills and posted a career-high four assists against No. 22 Michigan (10/1)...Tallied 13 kills and 13 digs marking her second double-double of the season against No. 1 Minnesota (10/5) ..Dished out seven digs and put away five kills vs. Rutgers (10/8)...Notched five kills, five digs and served up an ace against No. 22 Purdue (10/14)...Tied to lead the offense posting seven kills to go along with six digs vs. Indiana (10/15)...Tallied seven kills, three digs and two blocks vs. No. 19 Ohio State (10/19)...Posted a season-high 20 kills along with five digs and four blocks against No. 16 Michigan (10/22)...Finished second on the team with 11 kills and dished out eight digs vs. No. 4 Wisconsin (10/28)...Tallied four digs, four kills and an ace against No. 3 Minnesota (10/29)...Charted seven kills to go along with seven digs and five blocks vs. No. 1 Nebraska (11/4)...Tied to lead the team posting nine kills, three digs and two blocks against Iowa (11/5)...Recorded a season-high 14 digs to go along with four kills, three blocks and two aces vs. Maryland (11/11)...Logged nine kills and nine digs against Ohio State (11/12)... Recorded seven kills, three digs and a block against No. 1 Nebraska (11/16)... Recorded 14 kills, eight digs, one assist and one block vs. Purdue (11/19)...Led the team posting 11 kills, five blocks and two blocks against Northwestern (11/25)...Finished second on the team tallying 16 kills to go along with seven digs, three assists and two blocks vs. Illinois (11/26) ... Posted six digs and five kills vs. LIU Brooklyn (12/2)...Put down 11 kills, three digs and two blocks against Pitt (12/3) … Logged 21 kills, 15 digs and six solo blocks in the round of 16 against Nebraska (12/9).

2015 (Sophomore):
 AVCA All-Northeast Region ... Preseason All-Big Ten ... Penn State Classic All-Tournament Team ... Golden Dome Invitational All-Tournament Team... Started all 34 matches ... Finished tied for third on the team with 2.63 kills per set, totaling 303 kills on the year ... Finished fourth on the team with 1.83 digs per set ... Led the team with 10 kills against Stony Brook (8/29) ... Posted 12 digs against Villanova (8/29) ... Had a season-high 13 kills against No. 2 Stanford (9/5) ... Led the team with 11 kills and six digs against Mississippi State (9/12) ... Tied for first on the team with 14 kills at Notre Dame (9/12) ... Led the team with 14 kills against No. 16 Wisconsin (9/23), adding six digs ... Posted 13 kills and nine digs against No. 21 Minnesota (9/26) ... Tallied 11 digs and put down seven kills against No. 4 Nebraska (10/2), marking her second double-digit dig performance of the season ... Logged 10 kills and five digs at No. 13 Illinois (10/9) ... Recorded a match-high 11 digs, and a career-high six blocks against No. 18 Purdue (10/17) ... Led the team with 17 digs at No. 23 Michigan (10/21) ... Tallied nine kills and 13 digs at Michigan State (10/24) ... Led the team with 14 kills on .417 hitting, while also adding two aces at No. 11 Ohio State (10/28) ... Recorded seven kills against No. 11 Ohio State (10/30) ... Posted 10 kills on a team-high .643 hitting at Rutgers (11/6) ... Led the team with 11 kills at Iowa (11/11) ... Finished second on the team with 11 kills at No. 4 Minnesota (11/14) ... Posted 10 kills vs. Michigan (11/18) ... Led the team with 13 kills on .500 hitting against Northwestern (11/25) ... Had nine digs and three blocks at No. 4 Nebraska (11/28) ... Recorded 12 kills on .400 hitting in the NCAA first round match against Howard (12/4) ... Matched a season-high mark with 14 kills on .407 hitting in the NCAA second round match against Dayton (12/5), adding seven digs ... Tallied seven kills and six digs in the NCAA regional semifinal match against Hawaii (12/11). 


2014 (Freshman): AVCA DI National Freshman of the Year ... Second Team AVCA All-American ... AVCA All-Northeast Region Freshman of the Year ... AVCA All-Northeast Region ... All-Big Ten honorable mention ... All-Big Ten Freshman team (unanimous) ... Three-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week (9/1, 9/8, 10/27) ... Penn State Classic Most Outstanding Player ... Big Ten/Pac-12 Challenge All-Tournament Team ... Led the team with 3.20 kills per set on .310 hitting during her rookie season in the Blue and White ... Led the team in kills on 15 occasions ... Her 391 kills closed out the year ranked ninth in the Big Ten final standings ... Made her collegiate debut against TCU (8/29) with a team-high 13 kills on .500 hitting, while also leading the team in blocks (4) ... Posted her second consecutive double-digit kill performance against Iona (8/30) ... Recorded her first collegiate double-double at No. 2 Stanford with a match-high 22 kills and 11 digs ... Led the team with 14 kills on .619 hitting against UCLA (9/6) ... Highlighted the Villanova Classic with 12 kills against American (9/12) ... Recorded 11 kills on a season-high .647 hitting clip vs. Yale (9/13) ... Led the team with 10 kills against ECU (9/19) ... Ranked first on the team with a match-high 19 kills at No. 8 Nebraska (10/3) ...Posted 10 kills, six digs and a matched a season-high mark with two aces at Iowa (10/4) ... Ranked second on the team with 13 kills against No. 15 Illinois (10/11), adding a season-high three aces ... Posted double-digit kills at No. 14 Purdue (10/17), adding seven digs ... Led the team with 15 kills against Michigan (10/24) on .429 hitting ... Put down 17 kills on .536 hitting in the regular season finale against Nebraska (12/29) ... Made her NCAA Tournament debut with nine kills and four digs against Siena (12/5) ... Finished second on the team with 16 kills and two aces in the NCAA national semifinals against top-ranked Stanford (12/18) ... Posted six kills and six digs in the NCAA title match against BYU (12/20).


High School: Led her high school team, to a state title in 2013 ... Earned First Team All-State honors and Chicago Sun-Times All-Area honors in 2012 ... A three-time MVP and two-year captain at Richmond Burton high school ... With her club team, Club Fusion, she helped the team to back-to-back AAU titles, collecting MVP honors in 2012 and all-tournament team honors in 2013 ... 2013-14 Under Armour First Team All-American ... 2013 Mizuno First Team All-American ... 2013 Illinois Gatorade Player of the Year.

Personal: Born Alexandra Annelise Frantti on March 3, 1996 in Highland Park, Ill. ... Parents are Kelly and Dan Frantti ... Has three brothers, Connor, Peyton and Chase ... Names steak and salmon as favorite foods, "How to Train Like a Champion" as favorite book, playing piano as favorite hobby, Emma Stone and Ryan Reynolds as favorite actress and actor ... Majoring in health policy and administration and minoring in business

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