As the off-season kicks up toward the summer and transfers/late additions occur, the George Mason women’s volleyball program is tacking on a pair of players via the transfer wire. Those two coming in are Alessia Del Romano, from Georgia Tech, and Kayla Anderson, from Alcorn State.
Del Romano is a 6’0″ outside hitter from Italy. In her lone season with Georgia Tech as a true freshman, she appeared in 22 matches (with two starts), recording 82 digs (1.61 per set), 11 assists, seven kills, three aces and a block.
“Alessia is such a versatile player who can really do a lot on all sides of the ball,” George Mason head coach Aylene Ilkson said in the team’s release of the additions. “She brings a year of college experience playing at a very high level which will be a great asset for our rather young squad. “We are excited to have her join us for the rest of her career.”
A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Anderson can play either pin as a right side or outside hitter. She is also a sophomore with three years left of eligibility and immediate action to come in the fall. As a true freshman with Alcorn State last season, she played in nine matches and had 11 kills (0.73 per set), three digs and two blocks.
“Kayla is a natural athlete who puts up big blocks and can deliver a kill when needed,” Ilkson added in the release. “We have had the pleasure to get to know her and train her this spring and I know she will continue to make an impact in her next 3 seasons.”
George Mason is coming off of a 6-21 season in which they went 2-12 playing in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA), so they’ll be looking for the additions to help in the turnaround. Specifically at their position groups, George Mason has two others who can play the right side and four who can play outside hitter that will join the pair in competing for playing time.