University of Iowa Athletics

#7 Lily Tessier

Height 6-3
Hometown Fort Myers, Fla.
High School Evangelical Christian
Previous School Florida State
Lily Tessier - Volleyball - University of Iowa Athletics

2021 as a redshirt junior

  • Averaged 8.33 assists per set at the Tiger Classic (33 assists vs. Northern Arizona, 17 vs. Michigan).
  • Began the Seminole Volleyball Invitational strong with 26 assists and eight digs vs. Tulane.
  • Was dominant in recording six kills, 28 assists, and nine digs vs. VCU.
  • Tallied 51 assists, 13 digs and four blocks in an outstanding performance vs. Georgia (W, 3-2).
  • Had 49 assists, 19 digs and three blocks at UCF.
  • Recorded 30 assists and six digs in a 3-0 sweep over FGCU in Orlando.
  • Added 42 assists, two kills and six digs vs. Florida.
  • Stat-stuffing performance at Notre Dame: 48 assists, 12 digs, five kills and five blocks.
  • Tessier was one to watch vs. NC State while putting up 49 assists, six digs, six kills and four blocks.
  • Added 30 assists in 3-0 sweep over North Carolina.
  • Totaled 37 assists, 15 digs and four kills vs. Miami.
  • Recorded a strong 48 assists, 10 digs and three blocks vs. Duke.
  • Contributed 32 assists and nine digs in three-set win over Virginia.
  • Added 40 assists vs. Pittsburgh.
  • Had 30 assists, four digs and four kills at Virginia Tech in a 3-0 win.
  • Secured a double-double with 38 assists and 10 digs (also had four kills) in a sweep at Wake Forest.
  • Career-best 60 assists in a 3-2 win vs. Syracuse.
  • Strong performance with 52 assists and 12 digs vs. Clemson.
  • 44 assists, 18 digs and five kills in 4-set win over Syracuse.
  • Totaled 51 assists, 22 digs, and two aces vs. Miami.
  • In the NCAA First Round, put up 30 assists and five kills in a 3-0 sweep over Kansas State.
  • Became the first FSU setter since 2008 to reach 1,000 assists in a single season in match against Nebraska.
  • Concluded the season with a total of 1,019 assists.
  • Only the fifth Seminole to average above 10 assists per set.

2020 as a redshirt softmore

  • Averaged 3.79 assists per set as well as 1.06 digs per set in her third season
  • Played in all 13 matches in the 2020-21 season
  • Added 12 kills on the season
  • Season-high 25 assists vs. Troy on Feb. 26
  • Added five blocks against Troy as well
  • Led Florida State with 5.08 assists per set in fall play
  • Recorded a double-double in FSU’s last match at Miami (Oct. 16) with 10 assists and 10 digs
  • Had 24 assists in a 3-1 win over the No. 12 Hurricanes on Oct. 15
  • Played a big role in FSU hitting .348 in its Top 25 win over Miami.

2019 as a redshirt freshman

  • Primary setter for the Seminoles in her first season in the Garnet and Gold, playing in all 29 matches with 26 starts
  • Led the team with 617 assists and added 168 digs, nine blocks, seven kills and 15 service aces
  • Recorded three double-doubles on the season
  • Posted 21 assists and five digs against No. 3 Minnesota on August 31 as Florida State defeated the Golden Gophers in straight sets
  • Aided on 33 kills and had eight digs in a five-set win over FAU on September 6
  • Tallied a pair of service aces and added 25 assists and three digs on the road at TCU on September 8
  • Had 20 assists and a block in a home win over St. John’s
  • Recorded 28 assists, one block and seven digs in the ACC opener at Duke on September 27
  • Posted a pair of service aces on the road at Wake Forest (September 29)
  • Had 34 assists and four digs at home versus Virginia
  • Tallied 28 assists, six digs, five blocks and a service ace against No. 4 Pitt on October 6
  • Had kills in back-to-back matches against UNC and Boston College, along with a combined 49 assists, 11 digs and a block
  • Recorded 11 digs and 26 assists at home against Miami on October 30
  • Had two kills, 27 assists and 11 digs in a five-set win on the road at High Point
  • Had a season-high 39 assists at home against UNC (November 17)
  • Had a kill, along with 18 assists and 14 digs in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against UCF.

2018 as a freshman

  • Redshirted

High School

  • 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)
  • Tessier was named to the 2014 AAU All-American Team following her freshman season, as well as the 2015 Second Team News-Press All-Area as a sophomore
  • After tallying 707 assists, 105 aces, and 208 digs as a junior, Tessier was named a finalist for the 2016 New-Press All-Area Volleyball Player of the Year
  • As a senior, she fought through an ankle injury to lead her team to another regional final appearance, finishing with 111 kills, 22 blocks and 244 assists in only 52 sets
  • She earned two Player of the Match honors in her final season, and saw one triple double performance, picking up 18 kills, 27 assists and 12 digs
  • Tessier also excelled academically at Evangelical Christian, and was a National Honor Society member


  • Born June 23, 2000
  • Daughter of Laura and Scott Tessier
  • Studies Business Management