Leland's Alisha Glass shines on international stage

Volleyball   | Steve Vedder

Leland's Alisha Glass shines on international stage

Leland - Alisha Glass has no problem with a hazy future.

The former Leland High School and Penn State volleyball star was disappointed with the United States' bronze medal finish at the Rio Olympics, but she said the overall experience was one of the highlights of a long career with USA Volleyball.

"It definitely wasn't what we wanted," said Glass, a setter who has played with the national team in nearly a dozen international competitions. "We had gold medal hopes, but we fought hard. We only lost one game, but it was to the wrong team. But we showcased who we were as a team and we felt good about being successful."

The United States went 5-0 in pool play, beat Japan 3-0 in the quarterfinal, but lost 3-2 to Serbia in the semifinals. The U.S. topped Netherlands 3-1 for the bronze medal.

Glass, named Michigan's Miss Volleyball in 2006 while at Leland, said every player recovers differently, mentally and physically, from the highest level of volleyball competition. Among the places the 24-year-old Glass has played w