Symone Abbott
6′1″7 Year ProNorthville, Michigan
Symone Abbott
Player Stats
2024 View Stats


Professional Experience

  • Played in 18 matches (12 starts) and 56 sets for the Grand Rapids Rise in the inaugural 2024 Pro Volleyball Federation season, recording 131 kills (.170), 126 digs, 11 blocks, seven assists, and five aces… Notched two double-doubles in back-to-back matches against Omaha (2/12) and Atlanta (2/18)… Season-high 17 kills at San Diego (2/23)… Scored double figures in points five times with a personal best of 18 points against Atlanta (2/18) and San Diego (2/23)… Produced two matches hitting .400 or better (minimum 10 attack attempts), including a .500 hitting percentage (eight kills and one error on 14 swings) in a five-set win over Omaha (5/12)
  • Finished in second place in the Greek Cup and won the Nomikeia tournament in 2021-22 with AO Thiras
  • Collected a bronze medal at the 2020-21 Pan-American Cup
  • In 2018-19, named Best Outside Hitter in the French Cup en route to winning the French Cup with Saint-Raphael Var
  • Made pro debut in 2017 with Liu Jo Nordmeccania Modena in Italy
Year Team Country
2024 Grand Rapids Rise United States
2023 Athletes Unlimited Pro League United States
2022-23 CBF Balducci HR Macerata  Italy
2021-22 AO Thiras  Greece
2021-22 Grises de Humacao  Puerto Rico
2021 Athletes Unlimited Pro League United States
2020-21 Karayollari Spor Kulubu  Turkey
2019-20 Karayollari Spor Kulubu  Turkey
2018-19 Saint-Raphael Var  France
2017-18 Liu Jo Nordmeccanica Modena  Italy

College Experience

  • Competed at Northwestern University from 2014-17, totaling 1,613 kills, and a hitting percentage of .210
  • As a senior in 2017, paced the Big Ten with 10.72 attacks per set, ranked third with four kills per set and fourth with 4.49 points per set
  • Named a 2017 AVCA All-American Honorable Mention, AVCA All-Region First Team, and a First-Team All-Big Ten member
  • As a junior in 2016, 11.96 attacks per set ranked 13th nationally and 4.10 kills per set placed fourth in the Big Ten, 41st nationally, and were the sixth-best mark in school history
  • In 2016, 459 kills ranked third in Northwestern history and 1,339 total attacks were the second-most ever by a Wildcat junior (trailing only Stephania Holthus’ mark of 1,350)
  • Ranked second among Big Ten freshmen with 3.19 kills per set in 2014 and placed third among conference freshmen with 3.37 points per set

High School / Club

  • Four-year letterwinner at Northville High School
  • Team captain
  • Helped the Mustangs secure back-to-back district championships in 2012 and 2013
  • Helped the team reach the semifinals of the state tournament in 2012
  • 2012 All-State selection
  • Two-time All-Region honoree
  • Ranked by the Detroit News as one of the top 10 players in Michigan in 2013
  • Northville's all-time leader in kills
  • Played club with Premier Volleyball Academy

Personal Information

  • Has one younger brother, Anthony “A.J.”, who played football at Wisconsin and Western Michigan
  • Has one younger sister, Chloe, who ran track at Purdue and Kentucky
  • Has one older sister, Alexa, who graduated from Ross School of Business at Michigan
  • Majored in communication studies
  • Competed in softball, basketball, and was a high jumper growing up
  • Played the tuba in high school
  • Favorite foods include pickles, mangos, mushrooms, ceviche, pico de gallo, and chicken noodle soup
  • Favorite author is Madeline Miller