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 COACHING STAFF

Alli Duckworth
Assistant Coach

Duckworth enters her fourth season as an assistant coach of the Lindenwood women's volleyball program in 2020.

In 2019, the Lions finished 11-16 including a 2-13 mark in the GLVC. Lindenwood was one of the top teams in all of the GLVC in service aces, ranking third, with a 1.46 average for the season. Sadie Kosciuk ranked second in the conference with a 0.39 service ace average per set, and she also ranked eighth in the GLVC with 3.80 points per set.

Alli Duckworth was named the Lindenwood women’s volleyball assistant coach in March of 2017. With the Lions, she helps in all facets of the program, including scouting, recruiting and practice preparations. Duckworth has worked with All-Conference middle Sadie Kosciuk and Kat Finnerty. Under her tuteledge, the 2017 Lions set program records in solo blocks, assisted blocks and total blocks. The Lions' 255 total blocks surpassed the previous record by 38 blocks.

Duckworth was previously the assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Saint Louis University from 2014-16. Duckworth helped the Billikens to a conference runner-up finish in the Atlantic 10 Tournament in 2016, the best finish since 2009. While at Saint Louis, she coached one All-American, one All-Region selection, three All-Conference honorees, and one Atlantic 10 Player of the Year.

Prior to Saint Louis University, Duckworth served as Armstrong State University’s assistant coach from 2011-13 under Lindenwood head coach Will Condon. She helped the Pirates capture the Peach Belt Conference championship in each of her three seasons. Duckworth coached eight All-Americans, 12 All-Region selections, and 14 All-Conference honorees.

Before Armstrong State, Duckworth played professional volleyball for Societa Sportiva Cuore in Reggio Calabria, Italy. She was the team’s starting middle blocker, earning team MVP accolades.

At South Florida, Duckworth was a four-year letterwinner for the Bulls from 2006-09. She was a first-team All-Big East Conference selection and an AVCA All-Northeast Region performer as a senior. Duckworth is sixth on USF’s all-time list with 430 total blocks. She is fourth on the block assists list with 380. In her senior season, Duckworth averaged 1.49 blocks per set, leading the Big East and ranking in the top 10 in the NCAA.

Duckworth , a St. Louis native, was a standout at Marquette High School, lettering in volleyball and basketball all four years along with winning numerous team, tournament, and conference awards. She resides in St. Charles with her husband, Ben, an assistant coach on Lindenwood's men's volleyball program.


Emily Wylie
Assistant Coach

Wylie enters her third season as an assistant coach of the Lindenwood women's volleyball program in 2020.

In 2019, the Lions finished 11-16 including a 2-13 mark in the GLVC. Lindenwood was one of the top teams in all of the GLVC in service aces, ranking third, with a 1.46 average for the season. Sadie Kosciuk ranked second in the conference with a 0.39 service ace average per set, and she also ranked eighth in the GLVC with 3.80 points per set.

Wylie came to Lindenwood in July 2018 as an assistant coach after completing her playing career with the Lions.

Wylie's primary responsibilities at Lindenwood will be with the video and statistical elements of the program. Additionally, she will help coordinate practice plans and help coach the team's hitters. Wiley also will assist the coaching staff in all recruiting efforts.

Wylie played her senior season with Lindenwood and was the team's top hitter. She recorded a team-best 2.85 kills per set while hitting .257. Wylie also recorded 63 total blocks (.53 per set). Her 336 kills in 2017 are the most in a single season in Lindenwood NCAA history. Wylie earned first-team All-MIAA honors, the first Lion to achieve the feat in the MIAA.

She earned her bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Lindenwood in the Spring of 2018.