Posted: Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Media Contact: Dave Costello, 815-921-4516
Rock Valley College Athletics has welcomed a new member to its team with the hiring of Alyssa Tomei as Head Volleyball Coach.
Tomei is a well-known and respected coach for Club Fusion Volleyball in Rockford, the largest and number one recruited volleyball club in the country. She is currently the head coach for the nationally ranked Club Fusion 14 Black and for Club Fusion Rockford 18 White. Her Fusion experience also includes assistant coaching duties for the 2013 national champion Club Fusion 17 Black team, and 2012 fifth place national finishers Club Fusion 18 Black.
Tomei was an assistant coach for the Keith Country Day high school team that won the 1A state title in 2013 and served as head coach for the Keith Country Day middle school team that went undefeated in 2013. Prior to that, she also coached at DeKalb High School in 2012.
As a player, Tomei started her college playing career at Middle Tennessee State University where, as a freshman in 2007, her team advanced to the Sweet 16 for NCAA Division I. She transferred to the University of Pittsburgh for her junior season in 2009 and graduated with a bachelor's degree in Sociology in 2011. While finishing her degree at the University of Pittsburgh, she also coached club volleyball for the Pittsburgh Magic in 2011.
Tomei is originally from Rochelle, Illinois.
RVC Volleyball won NJCAA championships in 1996, 1997, and just recently in 2012. In recent years, the Golden Eagles were conference champions in 2009 and 2010, and co-conference champions in 2007 and 2008, and won the regional to advance to the NJCAA national tournament in 2007 (placed 5th), 2010 (placed 3rd), and 2011 (placed 3rd). RVC has also had 19 NJCAA All-American volleyball players since 1996.