Alli (Stumler) Linnehan

6’1″ Outside Hitter

Hometown: Floyds Knobs, Indiana

College: University of Kentucky

  • NCAA Champion
  • 1st Team All-American
  • 3x AVCA All-Region
  • 3x 1st Team All-SEC
  • SEC Player of the Year
  • SEC Freshman of the Year

Pronunciation: LINN-uh-han

Professional Experience

  • Atlanta Vibe – 2024
  • Athletes Unlimited (USA) – 2023
  • Neptunes de Nantes (France) 2022-23

International Experience (USA)

  • 2022 NORCECA Pan American Cup Final Six Tournament – Silver Medal
    • Played alongside current Vibe teammates Tori Dilfer-Stringer and Ali Bastianelli.

Collegiate

  • Over her four-year tenure at Kentucky, Linnehan appeared in 118 matches from 2018 to 2021, earning three-time American Volleyball Coaches Association All-America honors.
  • She secured First-Team accolades in her junior year and Second-Team honors in both her sophomore and senior seasons.
  • She was named the 2021 AVCA Southeast Region and Southeastern Conference Player of the Year.
  • She accumulated 1,386 kills, 954 digs and 111 service aces during her college career.
  • Sporting a .256 career hitting percentage with the Wildcats, her junior year stood out with an impressive .345 mark.
  • Her legacy at Kentucky is etched as she ranks eighth on the school’s career kills list and tied for fourth in career attack attempts with 3,907. Notably, her junior season showcased her exceptional ability with 382 kills, ranking as the ninth-highest single-season mark in Kentucky history.
  • She is one of five players in Kentucky history with 1,000 or more career kills during the 25-point rally scoring era. She achieved 10 or more kills in 87 out of 118 career matches. She reached the 15-kill mark in 30 matches and achieved the 20-kill milestone five times.
  • Demonstrating her versatility, she delivered 38 double-digit dig performances and notched 28 double-double efforts.
  • Her crowning achievement was leading Kentucky to the 2020-21 NCAA Division I Championship, contributing 26 kills in a decisive four-set victory over Texas. She also guided the Wildcats to four consecutive SEC crowns.

High School/Club Experience

  • Competed at Christian Academy of Indiana and Union Club
  • Second-Team Under Armour All-America
  • Four-Time Indiana All-State
  • Set state single match kills record during a state championship match
  • Led Indiana in kills in 2017
  • PrepVolleyball’s No. 38 Senior Ace
  • Won a 2015 Indiana state championship
  • Two-time club national runner-up
  • National Honor Society member

Personal

  • Linnehan graduated from Kentucky with summa cum laude honors, earning a bachelor’s degree in elementary education.
  • She married Riley Linnehan on June 24, 2022.
  • Beyond her volleyball and academic pursuits, Linnehan also played basketball during her high school years at Christian Academy of Indiana.