Class of 2020 setter/defensive specialist/libero Alyssa Heist has verbally committed to the Texas Christian University (TCU) women’s volleyball program.
A junior-to-be once the new school year starts up, Heist attends Coronado High School in El Paso, Texas. In her most recent campaign as a sophomore, she helped the team to a 34-4 record and a second-straight district championship that concluded with an appearance in the Regional Quarterfinals of the Texas State Tournament for Volleyball 6A Regions 1 & 3.
According to her MaxPreps profile, Heist logged 1,290 assists (12.1 per set), 357 digs (3.3 per set), 108 kills (1.0 per set), 29 aces (0.3 per set) and 11 blocks (0.1 per set). Over the course of her time with the school her performance has led to several accolades including all-district and the El Paso Times Setter of the Year award.
Heist also plays with El Paso Wildfire for club ball, more specifically the Wildfire 17’s coached by Chuck Heist and Cristy Crank. Besides standing at 5’7″, she owns an 8’9″ block touch and a 9’0″ approach jump. Video of her play can be seen here.
It wouldn’t be the first time that a Heist is headed to play volleyball with the Horned Frogs either. Alyssa’s older sister, Alexia Heist, was a 5’7″ setter/defensive specialist as well who played four seasons with TCU from 2012-2015. In total, Alexia notched 2,182 career assists, 918 digs and 76 aces with top numbers in assists per set (7.03) and digs per set (2.04) coming in 2014 as a junior.
TCU would love for similar production out of the newest Heist, who is on pace to join the program for the fall of 2020. The Horned Frogs are coming off of a 15-17 season in 2017 in which they went 4-12 as a member of the Big 12.
I am so grateful to announce my verbal commitment to continue my academic and volleyball career at TCU. Thank you to everyone that has supported me throughout this process! #GOFROGS 🐸💜 pic.twitter.com/DLufAbQajq
— Alyssa Heist (@alyssa_heist) July 30, 2018
Congratulation to Alyssa Heist! Verbal commitment to TCU!!! Go T-BIRDS!! 👏👏🏐 pic.twitter.com/j7idF7tIxo
— Coronado Volleyball (@ralawren) July 30, 2018