Alyssa Broccoli
Hunter College
Alyssa Broccoli
Head Coach
Division 3

Alyssa Broccoli enters her fourth season as the head women's volleyball coach at Hunter College after being named head coach on September 2, 2016. In 2018, Broccoli once again had a successful season and led the Hawks to yet another CUNYAC Championship; the program's fourth straight and 25th overall, and Broccoli's third title in as many years. Additionally, she took the Hawks to the NCAA Tournament and went toe-to-toe with Stevenson in an attempt to avenge their early NCAA exit from a year ago. Despite a hard fought battle, the Purple and Gold fell in a five-set thriller. Broccoli and her team concluded the year with a 24-9 record with an 8-0 conference mark. As she did in her first two seasons, her squad did not drop a single set to any CUNYAC foe which includes the conference post-season tournament. Under her direction, her athletes amassed numerous honors and awards during the 2018 season which include five CUNYAC Player of the Week nods, one CUNYAC Rookie of the Week, four CUNYAC All-Stars (three first team and one second team), two CUNYAC All-Tournament Team selections, one CUNYAC Sportsmanship Team nod, the conference tournament MVP in Marlena Budna and the CUNYAC Female Scholar Athlete of the Year in Taylor Haiduk. Capping the already impressive season, Broccoli was honoed with AVCA Thirty under 30 Award. The 2017 season was one for the record book for Broccoli and the Hawks. Their 27 wins was the most since matching the 2008 team. Additionally, they went a perfect 8-0 for the second straight season. They dropped just a single set to CUNYAC opponents all year and after snagging the top seed in the conference tournament, did not drop a single set as they claimed their fourth consecutive title; Broccoli's second. Additionally, they earned their fourth straight trip to the NCAA Tournament where their run ended early to Stevenson. Broccoli's athletes garnered a slew of awards including AVCA All-America Honorable Mention from Marlena Budna, AVCA All-Region, two CUNYAC All-Tournament selections and the Tournament MVP in Taylor Haiduk, five CUNYAC All-Stars, the Rookie of the Year in Emily Wasson, one Scholar Athlete of the Month and one Scholar Athlete of the Year Honorable Mention. During her first season in 2016 and behind a 19-15 overall record and an 8-0 conference mark, Broccoli led the Hawks to their third-straight CUNYAC championship and a trip to the first round of the NCAA Championship Tournament. For her accomplishments she was named 2016 CUNYAC Coach of the Year. With the help of Broccoli, Hunter had a conference-leading five players named to the All-Star team, including 2016 CUNYAC Player of the Year Julia Connolly and 2016 CUNYAC Tournament Most Valuable Player Taylor Haiduk.   Prior to Hunter, Broccoli was an assistant women's volleyball coach at Brandeis University it Waltham, MA. While with the Judges, Broccoli assisted the head coach in planning practices, game preparation and statistical analysis.   In addition to her coaching on the court, Broccoli was responsible for the recruitment of student-athletes, while also editing game film.   During the 2014-15 season, Broccoli was an assistant women's volleyball coach at UMass Boston, helping lead the squad to a 2014 Little East Conference regular season championship.   Prior to UMass Boston, she spent two seasons at SUNY New Paltz as an assistant women's volleyball coach, leading the team to the finals of two NCAA regional tournaments and one SUNYAC regular season championship.   Broccoli boasts several years of experience as a volleyball coach at the high school level, spending 2011 as an assistant at Pine Bush High School, while leading the Hudson Valley Alliance Volleyball Club as the head coach from 2010 to 2014.   As a three-year member of the women's volleyball team at The College of Saint Rose, Broccoli also participated in the NCAA Division II Leadership Academy and Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. In 2009 she studied at Bond University in Queensland, Australia, competing on the women's indoor and beach volleyball squads.   Broccoli graduated from The College of Saint Rose in 2010 with a B.S. in Business Administration.