Hawkeyes Add Florida State Transfer Lily Tessier

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Florida State transfer Lily Tessier will join the University of Iowa volleyball team, it was announced Friday by head coach Jim Barnes.

Tessier, a 6-3 setter, spent four seasons with the Seminoles before entering the transfer portal.

“Lily is an elite level, experienced setter,” said Barnes. “She is a great communicator, teammate, and leader as well. Here ability to run the offense from well above the net will make her one of the most feared setters in the Big Ten.”

The Fort Myers, Florida native, appeared in 73 matches for Florida State totaling 1,765 assists (7.29 per set). She has 36 career aces and 464 digs. Tessier ranks 11th all-time at FSU in assists per set and 14th in career assists. She is a three-time ACC Academic Honor Roll selection.

Tessier was a four-year starter at Evangelical Christian High School. In 336 career sets, she recorded 185 aces, 600 digs, 376 kills, and 2,282 assists (6.8 per set). She was named to the 2014 AAU All-American Team and the 2015 News-Press All-Area second team. Tessier was named a finalist for the 2016 New-Press All-Area Volleyball Player of the Year award.