University of Iowa Athletics

#39 Alyssa Worden

Height 5-11
Class RS Fr.
Hometown Bartlett, Ill.
High School South Elgin
Alyssa Worden - Volleyball - University of Iowa Athletics

2023 as a freshman

  • Red-shirted

High School

  • Two-time state champion, first-team all-conference and Upstate 8Conference Champion
  • Team MVP as a junior
  • and Champaign News Gazette all-state second team
  • Named to the All-conference Academic team
  • Ranked fifth best player in Illinois according to Illinois Prep Volleyball
  • Registered a career-best 17 kills against West Chicago in the 2021 Upstate 8 Conference Championship
  • Earned AP Scholar with Honor Award during junior year
  • Member of the National Honor Society


  • Born November 2, 2004
  • Daughter of Tania Pothel-Worden and John Wordon
  • Has two siblings, Ashley Potel and Annette
  • Majoring in Psychology