American volleyball player Alexis Conaway has signed her first professional contract with LiigaPloki Pihtipudas in the Finnish Mestaruusliga.
Alexis was a four-year starter and two-time All-Big 12 First Team player at Iowa State University. She played for the Cyclones from 2015-2017 where she garnered numerous honors including CoSIDA First Team Academic All-American (2017), CoSIDA Academic All-District (2017), AVCA All-Midwest Region Honorable Mention (2017), Big 12 All-Freshmen Team (2014), and All-Big 12 First Team (2015, 2016).
Alexis joins a squad at LiigaPloki that will be under the direction of first year head coach Alessandro Lodi. Although Alessandro is new to Pihtipudas he is a veteran coach with a great deal of international experience.
Here’s what Alexis had to say about her new venture –
“The jump into the pro world is always full of unknowns. It was very important to find a club that I could trust. With LiigaPloki, I know I will be taken care of both as an athlete and a person while living in a community that truly supports the team. I will also have the opportunity to learn from such a knowledgeable coach who can help me and the team create something special. I could not be more excited to join LiigaPloki.”
Athletes Abroad wishes Alexis the best of luck as she starts her first season abroad!