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Girls Club News:

12/6/16
We’re excited to host many former Club One players at our upcoming Club One Alumni Night on Thursday, December 29th! Each of them played a part in #LeavingItBetter. Looking forward to some healthy competition between the "older" girls and the young blood... See pictures from our past Inivationals below.

12/5/16
With the first week of practices in the books, holiday tournaments are just around the corner! Check with your coaches for time and location details.

11/20/16
Club One Tryouts for the 14U & 18U teams went very smoothly - thanks to all who came with their paperwork completed!

The schedule for our Team Sizing and Parent Meeting is posted HERE! We are looking forward to seeing you all Tuesday night, November 22nd!

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Girls Club Tryouts - 2016/17 Season Tryouts are completed!
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Below is an overview of the various tournaments (Region Power, National Qualifiers, and Post Season) that teams may participate in during the Club season. Note that there is a chance that this may change based on availability or cost. See the Teams section below for the each teams Planned Tournaments.

 Tournaments

 Description

 COV Holiday Invitational 

(December)

 Platinum teams will host top teams from 4 other clubs for a round robin competition as a warm-up for the upcoming club season. Played over 2 days in mid December.

 Holiday Warm-up 

(December)

 Travel teams that don’t play in the COV Invitational will play in another Holiday warm-up tournament in the Phoenix Metro area.

 AZ Region Power 

(Jan-May)

 All teams will play in the AZ Region Power Tournaments in either   the Open, Championship or Club Divisions.  See AZ Region schedule here.

 MLK Fiesta Classic (January)

 This is a three day tournament held in Phoenix over the MLK weekend.  It is played in various venues in and around ASU and the Phoenix Metro area.

 Festival Fiesta (February)

 This is a three day tournament held in the University of Phoenix Stadium over the Presidents Day weekend.

 Ohio Valley 18's NQ(February)  This tournament is an 18's only National Qualifying event. All player travel and lodging will be arranged and paid for by Club One AZ.

 Las Vegas Showcase (February)

 This tournament is a showcase for players who are eager to play beyond High School. Each player will be responsible for their travel to and from Las Vegas, but players will stay together. Lodging will be arranged and paid for by Club One AZ. It is about a 5 hour drive and we will have directions to our accommodations prior to departure. This is a 4 day travel tournament (3 days of competition plus a travel day).

 Colorado Crossroads (March)

 This tournament is a National Qualifying event. All player travel and lodging will be arranged and paid for by Club One AZ. One of the most fun experiences for a travel tournament, Denver is a great host city. This is a 4 day travel tournament (3 days of competition plus a travel day).

 Arizona NQ 

(March/April)

 This is the AZ Region National Qualifier where local teams compete for a Bid to the USAV Girls Jr Nationals. Any team that qualifies is obligated to represent the AZ Region at the GJNC tournament in Minneapolis, MN in late June and early July (or Dallas, TX in April for 18's teams).

 18's USAV Jr Nationals (April) Those teams that qualify at one of the sanctioned USAV National Qualifying tournaments will represent the AZ Region at the GJNC tournament in Minneapolis, MN (and Dallas, TX in April for 18's teams). As a USAV Region, participation in the USAV GJNC takes priority, and participation is not optional for bid earning teams and associated players. This is a 4-5 day travel tournament (3-4 days of competition plus a travel day).

 Southern Cal NQ (April)

 This tournament is a National Qualifying event. Each player will be responsible for their travel to and from Las Vegas (yup, not in California), but players will be required to stay together.  Lodging will be arranged and paid for by Club One AZ. It is about a 5 hour drive and we will have directions to our accommodations prior to departure. This is a 4 day travel tournament (3 days of competition plus a travel day).

 AZ Region Champ (April/May)

 All teams will participate in the end of season AZ Region Championships.  This is a full day tournament played in the Phoenix Metro area.

 USAV Jr Nationals (April/June)  Those teams that qualify at one of the sanctioned USAV National Qualifying tournaments will represent the AZ Region at the GJNC tournament in Minneapolis, MN (and Dallas, TX in April for 18's teams). As a USAV Region, participation in the USAV GJNC takes priority, and participation is not optional for bid earning teams and associated players. This is a 4-5 day travel tournament (3-4 days of competition plus a travel day).
 Volleyball Festival (June)  This Post-Season tournament is hosted in Phoenix and played at the Phoenix Convention Center. Some teams have this built into their planned tournaments while others may opt-in. This is a 4 day tournament.

 AAU National Championships

(June)

 AAU National Championships is the premier all-comers National tournament, held in Orlando, FL each year. The 18Platinum team will compete in the 2017 AAU NC as part of their schedule. Should USAV bids not be earned by the 16 &17 Platinum and Gold teams, they will compete in this tournament as well. This is a week-long travel tournament (4 days of competition plus travel and team outings on each end).


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Club One Coaching Assignments - 2016/17 Season

Below are the Club One coaching assignments for the 2016/17 AZ Region club volleyball season. Check out the coaches backgrounds linked below. We are excited to have such great staff this coming season. Please come and get to know them at one of our upcoming Open Gyms or Open Houses!

Team Name Coaching Staff Planned Tournaments

18 Platinum


Kelsey Girts

Joaquin Santa Cruz

Ryan Baughman
  • COV Holiday Invitational
  • AZ Region Power Tournaments (5)
  • MLK Fiesta
  • Ohio Valley 18’s NQ
  • Vegas Showcase
  • Colorado Crossroads NQ
  • AZ NQ
  • 18’s USAV National Championships
  • AZ Region Championships
  • AAU National Championships
18 Gold
Sarah Baughman

Geoff Horewitch
 
  • Holiday Tourney
  • AZ Region Power Tournaments (5)
  • MLK Fiesta
  • Las Vegas Showcase
  • Colorado Crossroads NQ
  • AZ NQ
  • 18’s USAV National Championships
  • AZ Region Championships
17 Platinum
Mike Daniel

Jacob Kelty

Kat Schulz
  • COV Holiday Invitational
  • AZ Region Power Tournaments (5)
  • MLK Fiesta
  • Vegas Showcase
  • Colorado NQ
  • AZ NQ
  • So Cal NQ
  • AZ Region Championships
  • AAU National Championships (if no USAV JGNC)
17 Gold
Jennifer Moore
Deborah White
  • Holiday Tourney
  • AZ Region Power Tournaments (5)
  • MLK Fiesta
  • Vegas Showcase
  • Colorado NQ
  • AZ NQ
  • So Cal NQ
  • AZ Region Championships
  • AAU National Championships (if no USAV JGNC)
17 Blue
Shannon McMillian

Kayla McMillian
 
  • AZ Region Power Tournaments (6)
  • Festival Fiesta
  • AZ Region Championships
  • Volleyball Festival (Optional)
16 Platinum
Shelly Johnson

James White
Allison Summers
  • COV Holiday Invitational
  • AZ Region Power Tournaments (5)
  • MLK Fiesta
  • Vegas Showcase
  • Colorado NQ
  • AZ NQ
  • So Cal NQ
  • AZ Region Championships
  • AAU National Championships (if no USAV JGNC)
16 Gold
Dave Girts

Bri Keller-Galley

Jeff Galley
  • Holiday Tourney
  • AZ Region Power Tournaments (5)
  • MLK Fiesta
  • Festival Fiesta
  • Colorado NQ
  • AZ NQ
  • So Cal NQ
  • AZ Region Championships
  • AAU National Championships (if no USAV JGNC)
16 Silver
Peggy Bauer

Gil Wartell
Arian Bunthanom
  • Holiday Tourney
  • AZ Region Power Tournaments (5)
  • Festival Fiesta
  • So Cal NQ
  • AZ Region Championships
  • Volleyball Festival

16 Blue


Bethany Kern

Jerry Rosenberg

Jamie Burt
  • AZ Region Power Tournaments (6)
  • Festival Fiesta
  • AZ Region Championships
  • Volleyball Festival (Optional)
16 Red

Mia Rivera
 
  • AZ Region Power Tournaments (6)
  • Festival Fiesta
  • AZ Region Championships
  • Volleyball Festival (Optional)
15 Platinum
Jim Van Wicklin

Cassie Ronda

Ryan Wrublik
  • COV Holiday Invitational
  • AZ Region Power Tournaments (5)
  • MLK Fiesta
  • Festival Fiesta (added)
  • Colorado NQ
  • AZ NQ
  • So Cal NQ
  • AZ Region Championships
  • Volleyball Festival (if no USAV JGNC*)
15 Gold
Corrine Ostrovsky

Adria Herriot
 
  • Holiday Tourney
  • AZ Region Power Tournaments (5)
  • MLK Fiesta
  • Colorado NQ
  • AZ NQ
  • So Cal NQ
  • AZ Region Championships
  • Volleyball Festival (if no USAV JGNC*)
15 Blue
Mary Lines

Jen Lines
 
  • AZ Region Power Tournaments (6)
  • Festival Fiesta
  • AZ Region Championships
  • Volleyball Festival (Optional)
14 Platinum
Tony Lee

Kristle Schulz
  • COV Holiday Invitational
  • AZ Region Power Tournaments (6)
  • Festival Fiesta
  • Colorado NQ
  • AZ NQ
  • So Cal NQ
  • AZ Region Championships
  • Volleyball Festival
14 Gold
Nick Palmer

Carly Knight

Gil Wartell
  • Holiday Tourney
  • AZ Region Power Tournaments (6)
  • Festival Fiesta
  • Colorado NQ
  • AZ NQ
  • So Cal NQ
  • AZ Region Championships
  • Volleyball Festival
14 Silver


Erin Miller


Anna Stone
Julia Talarico - Jr Assist
  • Holiday Tourney
  • AZ Region Power Tournaments (6)
  • Festival Fiesta
  • AZ NQ
  • So Cal NQ
  • AZ Region Championships
  • Volleyball Festival
14 Blue
Lindy Dyer

Hannah Johnson
  • AZ Region Power Tournaments (6)
  • Festival Fiesta
  • AZ Region Championships
  • Volleyball Festival (Optional)
14 Red
Caren Coe
Madi Reum  
  • AZ Region Power Tournaments (6)
  • Festival Fiesta
  • AZ Region Championships
  • Volleyball Festival (Optional)
13 Platinum
Justin Marshall

Caitlan Sammons
 
  • COV Holiday Invitational
  • AZ Region Power Tournaments (6)
  • Festival Fiesta
  • AZ NQ
  • So Cal NQ
  • AZ Region Championships
  • Volleyball Festival
13 Blue
Eric Hodgson

Jessica Laflin


Courtney Leffel

  • AZ Region Power Tournaments (6)
  • Festival Fiesta
  • AZ Region Championships
  • Volleyball Festival (Optional)
12 Platinum
Jen "Dig" Redshaw

Cassie Ronda
 
  • COV Holiday Invitational
  • AZ Region Power Tournaments (6)
  • Festival Fiesta
  • AZ Region Championships
  • Volleyball Festival (Optional)
12 Blue
Shelly Johnson

Jen Lines
  • AZ Region Power Tournaments (6)
  • Festival Fiesta
  • AZ Region Championships
  • Volleyball Festival (Optional)
12 Gold
Tony Lee

Jenni Keller
 
  • AZ Region Power Tournaments (6)
  • Festival Fiesta
  • AZ Region Championships
  • Volleyball Festival (Optional)


It takes some magic to get all these uniform boxes organized for distribution for sure! How does she do it?

 

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Club One COACHES

Below is our coaching staff. Please take a minute to get to know them - what drives them to coach this awesome game of volleyball, as well as what they enjoy outside of the gym :o)  We are fortunate to have such a diverse and dedicated group of people on our Club One staff!

Learning and Growing Together!

 

 

Adria Hariot

Adria was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, and has coached with Club One since 2016. She graduated from Barry Goldwater High School, where she played two years on varsity and broke two records her senior year: one for most assists in a season and the other for most aces in a season. She played club for six years and currently plays at South Mountain Community College as a setter while working on a business degree.

Adria loves to swim, play beach volleyball, hike, and hang out with her friends and family. She is very passionate about coaching and playing volleyball.

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Allison Summers

Allison was born in Arizona but grew up in California playing for Santa Monica Beach Club and West Ranch High School, where she was a four-year letter winner and starting outside hitter. She was elected Most Valuable Player four times, selected twice to the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) All-League First Team and recognized as a three-time CIF Athletic Scholar. She also served as a team captain her sophomore, junior, and senior seasons.

Allison then earned an NCAA Division I scholarship to play libero for the University of Georgia, where she completed her Bachelor's in Communication Studies and her Master's in Sports Management. She ranked second in career digs at Georgia. Allison has been with Club One since 2016.

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Anna Stone

A Club One coach since 2016, Anna is an Arizona native whose love of volleyball began around age eight. She attended Fountain Hills High School where she was a three-year varsity starter and two-year varsity captain. She was awarded Second Team and First Team All-State honors in 2009 and 2010, and she holds the FHHS record for most career blocks and single season assists. After high school, Anna attended Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business on a full-ride academic scholarship. During her four years there, she continued to play volleyball at open gyms and on intramural teams. She graduated Summa Cum Laude in May 2015.

Anna has six years of club volleyball playing experience and five years of coaching experience. She is excited to continue sharing her love of the sport as a coach for Club One.

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Arian Bunthanom

 

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Bethany Kern

Bethany was born and raised in Indianapolis, IN, and started playing volleyball at age ten. In high school, Bethany dominated as the outside hitter for her 2006 state championship team. She went on to play Division I volleyball as the libero for both University of New Orleans and Centenary College of Louisiana. Bethany led the team as captain in digs and service aces. While in Indianapolis, she coached the Elite 15/16s teams at Team Indiana. Her Elite 15 team finished top 20 in AAU Club Division and 16s team finished in the top eight.

Bethany works full time as a wedding event planner while also planning her own wedding this coming June. She has coached with Club One since 2016.

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Bri Keller-Galley

Bri is an Arizona native currently studying Criminal Justice and Business at Arizona State University. She grew up in a volleyball family, starting to play herself at age 8, and fell in love with the sport. Bri began playing at Club One during our inaugural season in 2010 and joined our coaching staff the following year.

Bri is a One Beach coach and helps run our sand tournaments, and she is an assistant coach for the 16 Platinum boys. She also coaches both boys and girls at Corona del Sol High School, her alma mater. In her free time, she likes to play sand volleyball. Bri is excited to continue teaching young athletes the skills of volleyball and sharing her love of the game with them.

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Caitlan Sammons

Caitlan was born in Idaho as the youngest of four and grew up in Chandler, Arizona. She graduated from Basha High School in 2016 and currently attends school and plays volleyball at Benedictine University in Mesa, Arizona.

Caitlan started playing volleyball at age ten after watching her older brother play club and school volleyball and deciding that it looked fun. She first played for Molten Volleyball and eventually ended up at Club One, where she played on the 16 Platinum, 17 Platinum, and 18 Platinum teams. She and the 18 Platinum squad won the AZ Regional Championships in 2016 and later went on to win a bronze medal at the Girls Junior National Championships in Milwaukee, WI.

Caitlan has coached with Club One since 2014, first as a junior assistant while she was still a high school athlete. She enjoys sharing her love of the game with younger players and is looking forward to continuing to coach.

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Candace Fish

Candace was raised in the White Mountains in Arizona and spent 20 years helping her mom Renee with her endeavors in volleyball in whatever way she could - camps, slide shows, team-building activities, etc. Having played four years on her varsity team at Snowflake High School and two years for Styx Volleyball Club in Northern Arizona, she is excited to now be coaching with her mom at Club One.

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Caren Coe

 

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Carly Knight

A Club One coach since 2016, Carly Knight was born and raised in Gilbert, Arizona. She played volleyball at Perry High School and Williams Field High School. Carly played club for five years and is currently a middle blocker at South Mountain Community College. She is majoring in Early Education and hopes to become a teacher after graduating. In her free time she loves to play beach volleyball and hang out with friends and family.

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Cassie Ronda

Cassie played four years of Division I volleyball at University of Denver from 2010-2013. During that time, large portions of her summer and winter breaks were spent in Arizona helping with various admin and coaching tasks at Club One. She officially joined the Club One coaching staff in 2014, after graduating from DU with degrees in Biology and English. Cassie is an alumna of homeschooling and the Corona del Sol volleyball program, where her team finished state runner-up her senior season.

Cassie was raised in San Luis Obispo, CA before moving to Chandler in 1995, and she is happy to be living in the Valley of the Sun once again. She is in her final semester of graduate studies in journalism at Arizona State University. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with her family, reading four books at a time, and sharing her love for the sport of volleyball :-)

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Corrine Ostrovsky

Corrine is a Southern California native and has been playing/coaching volleyball since 2006. She graduated from Chapman University in Orange, CA, where she was the starting setter for the women’s volleyball team. Corrine earned All-American and AVCA All-West First Team honors, and she was ranked number one in the nation for assists per set. She holds Chapman University’s school record of overall career assists and assists per season. After her playing career was completed, she was asked to join the Chapman coaching staff as an assistant coach. She coached for one season before moving to Arizona in 2015 to pursue a degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Arizona State University.

During her four years in college, Corrine was a volleyball official for the Southern California Volleyball Association. Her volleyball coaching career initially started during college when she coached at Simi Valley High School and Agoura High School over the summers. She also coached at Reef Volleyball Club in Thousand Oaks, CA, after graduating college. Corrine enjoys sharing the great game of volleyball with young athletes and is excited to be part of the Club One family!

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Courtney Leffel

A Club One coach since 2016, Courtney is a native Arizonan and grew up in Flagstaff, AZ. She was a standout player for Flagstaff High School before accepting a scholarship to play for Arizona State University as a libero. Courtney was named the 2014 Player of the Year by the Arizona Daily Sun and is studying Exploratory Health and Life Sciences at ASU.

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David Girts

David is a New York native who moved to Phoenix in 2011 after completing his first degree in Sports Management at Medaille College in Buffalo, NY. He played two years of collegiate volleyball at Medaille, where his team broke into the top four of NCAA Division III rankings during his senior season. Prior to attending Medaille, he was the acting student assistant for the New Mexico State volleyball program under Mike Jordan. David has been a head coach with Club One since 2011, and he loves giving back to the game that gave him so much.

David recently graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and is working as an applications engineer at Optical Gaging products. He loves competition, and when he isn’t in the gym coaching or playing volleyball he can be found playing soccer or basketball. David has the privilege to be married to Assistant Club Director and fellow coach, Kelsey Girts. They love spending time with their dogs Harlow and Coda. David and Kelsey consider many of the Club One coaches part of their family and are very happy to have such a great group of support around them.

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David Ronda - Club Director

David is a native of Santa Cruz, CA, and spent over thirty years living on California’s beautiful central coast. He grew up playing sports year-round, with a special affinity early on for basketball, cross-country, and track. He took his running career to college and competed for Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo in the intermediate and high hurdles. It was during this phase of his life that he honed in on his volleyball playing skills, switching gears from track & field to men’s volleyball at Cal Poly. David has enjoyed coaching the sport for over 12 years and has transferred his love of the game to his three daughters and his son.

Though very competitive by nature, David’s primary desire is for each player to grow in their skills as an individual. He is inspired by many, but loves this quote by John Wooden: “Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best of which you are capable.” Always looking to learn more about the sport, David has completed both the beach and indoor coaching accreditation programs sponsored by USA Volleyball (BCAP I & CAPI) and attended numerous coaching clinics.

David and his bride, Larisa, have been married since 1989, and they have four kids who think their dad is pretty awesome - he thinks they are pretty awesome, too :-)

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Deborah White

 

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Eric Hodgson

 

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Erin Miller

Erin Miller is an Arizona native who played both volleyball and basketball for Corona del Sol high school and for Club One's inaugural season in 2010. She returned to the Club One as a coach in 2016 after playing Division II collegiate volleyball as a middle blocker for Holy Family University in Philadelphia and earning her degree in Psychobiology. Her coaching experience includes club seasons on the east coast, numerous summer camps, and a season as the head freshman coach for Corona del Sol in 2016.

When she is not coaching or playing volleyball, Erin is furthering her education towards a career in physical therapy. She enjoys hiking, cooking, DIY projects, and spending time with friends and family.

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Gil Wartell

Gil is Florida native and an avid volleyball enthusiast. Although only introduced to sand volleyball in high school, he immersed himself in both indoor and sand (rec, intramural, men’s club) while pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Florida. Since relocating to Arizona, Gil has continued to play recreationally and competitively in a plethora of events around the valley. Though his passion for volleyball has not abated, he wishes he could still jump in like he used to!

Gil has been with Club One since 2014, but he has been coaching at the club level since 2003. During that time, he has worked with all club age groups as either an assistant or head coach, making 6 trips to USAV Junior Nationals, including one with 17 Platinum in 2014. Additionally, his time coaching at Desert Vista High School (two-time state runner-up), Chaparral High School and now Corona del Sol High School has exposed Gil to invaluable insight and mentorship from diversely experienced coaching staffs. Gil’s analytical background makes him extremely attuned to details in applying these lessons learned, specifically in executing proper fundamentals in every facet of the game. His favorite aspect of coaching is the opportunity for continuous professional growth, which derives from an insatiable hunger for learning more effective techniques and strategies, along with the fresh challenges and potential that each new season’ athletes bring to a team.

Outside of volleyball, Gil enjoys spending time with friends and family and performing music with various ensembles, including the Tempe Symphony Orchestra.

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Geoff Horewitch

An Arizona native, Geoff grew up in Chandler and played four years of high school volleyball at Corona del Sol. He also played club volleyball for Platinum, Team AZ and Primitive. While at Corona, he earned a varsity letter for volleyball and another for swim & dive.

After graduating, Geoff attended University of Arizona and was a manager for the women’s Division I volleyball team all four years. At Arizona, he was able to work with some of the best players in the nation, alongside coaches Dave Rubio, Steve Walker, Dana Burkholder and Chris Gonzalez. Geoff also played on the Arizona men’s club team for one season. During his junior and senior years, he was an assistant coach for the UA women’s club volleyball team. Also during his senior year, he was an assistant coach at Rincon High School in Tucson for the boys’ volleyball team when they took second in state.

Geoff graduated from the University of Arizona with a B.S.E. in Physical Education. After coaching the boys’ and girls’ JV teams at Marcos de Niza High School for four years, he joined the coaching staff at Corona in 2014, where he is currently the JV head coach. There is no such thing as too much volleyball for Geoff!

During his time away from the court, Geoff enjoys going mountain biking.

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Hannah Johnson

 

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Jacob Kelty

Jacob is an Arizona native who started playing volleyball as a freshman in high school. One of the things that inspired him to learn the sport was watching his sister, an All-State volleyball player in high school and later a libero/DS at Arizona State University. Jacob played on the varsity team for Basha High School for three years and earned All-Region honors his junior and senior seasons.

After graduation, he moved to California to play at Golden West College in Huntington Beach as a libero/DS. He and his team won the Junior College Championships that year, but Jacob decided to return to Arizona and continue his studies at Grand Canyon University. He recently completed a Biology degree a GCU, and he plans to attend PA school and eventually work as a dermatologist.

Jacob began coaching in 2012 and has been with Club One since 2013. He also assists Head Coach Katherine Burrell at Phoenix Country Day High School.

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James "Jimmy" White Jr

Jimmy has coached with Club One since 2013, and his 17 Platinum squad in 2014-15 was COV’s first 17’s team to earn a bid to the USAV Girls Junior National Championships.

Jimmy joined the Club One staff after moving to Arizona from Illinois, where he attended Southern Illinois University and earned a M.S. in Sports Administration. While in Illinois, he built up a notable foundation in volleyball coaching:

-student assistant for the SIU volleyball team from 2007-2011
-head coach for several age groups with Southern Illinois Select Volleyball Club from 2008-2013
-JV head coach/varsity assistant at Murphysboro High School
-assistant coach at John A. Logan College from 2011 until his move to AZ

At SIU, Jimmy was an assistant for the women’s program, coached and played on the men’s team, and coached a girls’ club team, all concurrently - a testament to his love of the game!

Jimmy is married and has two precious twin daughters :-)

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Jamie Burt

Jamie has been with Club One since 2013, after playing volleyball herself for six years. She was a two-year varsity starter during her four years at Corona del Sol High School and enjoyed a successful club career, receiving many accolades and earning a trip to the Junior Olympics at the end of her sophomore club season. Though Jamie was actively recruited by several colleges and universities, she suffered a career-ending injury during her senior club season.

A 2016 Arizona State University graduate, Jamie continues her love for volleyball through coaching. Jamie believes in hard work, and, although she is very competitive, she understands the game needs to be enjoyable for each and every player to achieve their best.

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Jackie Bunker

Jackie has been with Club One since 2014, first as a head coach and now as a master coach and adviser. She is the head varsity coach at Arcadia High School, and previously she served as the director of operations and assistant sand coach for the Arizona State University volleyball program from 2013-2016. Jackie came to ASU already having nine years of coaching experience under her belt — five of those years as head varsity coach at Saint Mary’s Catholic High School in Phoenix, where she lead the Knights to state play-off appearances in 2011 and 2012. She was also Saint Mary’s first sand volleyball coach when the AIA introduced the sport into the cadre of high school championship events.

Jackie graduated Summa Cum Laude from ASU with a BAE in secondary education, and she now teaches math at Arcadia. She and her husband Mark recently welcomed the birth of their first child :-)

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Jeff Galley

Jeff is a devout all-around sports enthusiast and has been playing volleyball for more than 30 years. When he isn’t coaching or playing, he often spends hours watching volleyball online, because there is always something new to learn!

Starting in 1991, Jeff was Vice President of the Arizona Outdoor Volleyball Association (AOVA) and a tournament director. Around that time, he started coaching beach volleyball players, coordinating group training for kids, and running juniors tournaments. In 2001, he began coaching indoor volleyball as well. His experience in the beach training community made him a valuable asset in launching and running Club One’s Barca Beach Volleyball program (now One Beach Volleyball).

Jeff is a strong advocate of mental training in addition to physical training. He finds it very rewarding to help players reach their goals. Jeff is father to one daughter, Bri, who plays both indoor and beach volleyball and now coaches both sports as well.

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Jenni Keller

Jenni has been part of Club One since the beginning in 2010, coaching and lending a hand in a variety of ways.  Born and raised in Elmhurst, IL, Jenni was always active in sports and fell in love with volleyball in the sixth grade. She competed in high school and continues to play indoor and on the sand when she gets a chance. Jenni coached YMCA ball for several years and in 2006, with the assistance of others, started the Tempe YMCA TYgers AZ Region team, serving as club director and head coach for three years. Besides coaching, she works as an executive administrative assistant at the Western Refining, and enjoys volunteering and spending time with family and friends.

Jenni enjoys seeing players learn the sport and witnessing their excitement when they learn a new skill or reach one of their goals. Her goal is to be a positive coach, helping to develop the mental and physical skills of her players.  She continues to be a cheerleader to her daughter Bri (also a COV coach) on and off the court!

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Jennifer Moore

Jenn was born in Wurzburg, Germany, but came to the states a few years after and was raised in Michigan. She started playing volleyball at ten years old, and fell in love with the sport. Jenn played all four years on her high school varsity team as starting libero, earning First Team All-State honors each year. Jenn's club team earned bids to Junior Nationals each of the four seasons that she played. She also coached 12s, 13s, and 15s team while there.

After graduation, she went to play at SC4, a community college in Michigan, helping them defend a national title as their starting libero. Jenn went on to play three more years at Oakland University, also as a libero. She joined the Club One staff in 2016.

In her free time, you will find Jenn training in the sand and traveling for beach volleyball tournaments. Besides coaching indoors, Jenn is on the One Beach staff. She's excited to share the love and knowledge she has for the game, while growing it in others.

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Jennifer "Dig" Redshaw - Coaching Lead

A Club One coach since 2013, Jen has coached at nearly every level of high school and club volleyball since she started teaching the game in 1991. Her teams have won Arizona Regional Championships in both the 12s and 14s age groups, and she has taken nationally qualified teams to the USAV Junior Olympics on multiple occasions. Jen has a heart for the young athletes in her stead and a desire to teach them proper technique, giving them a solid foundation for future growth in the sport.

Born and raised in Chicago, IL, Jen came to Arizona to play volleyball at ASU. Though she started as a walk-on, she earned a full-ride scholarship for her final two seasons there. While at ASU, she earned her nickname “Dig” and was named co-captain her senior year. Jen is married with two sons and teaches sixth grade Language Arts at Centennial Middle School. She enjoys hot yoga, hiking, reading, and spending time with her family.

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Jen Lines

Jen was born in The Hague, Netherlands but was raised in San Diego, CA. She grew up playing competitive softball, but when she reached 6'0" going into high school, she decided to try volleyball and basketball. Jen played on varsity all four years in high school for both volleyball and basketball, earning numerous accolades and awards. She played club volleyball for three years at San Diego Volleyball Club before being recruited to play on scholarship at College of Southern Idaho where she and her team were back-to-back National Champions. She played one more season at Henderson State University after getting married and then moved to Mesa, AZ to be close to family and start one of her own.

Jen started coaching club volleyball in 2007, as co-head coach for 17s and 18s teams, and continued through the 2015 season, assisting in the 12s, 13s, and 14s age groups. She joined the Club One staff in 2016. Jen enjoys helping the girls reach their goals, develop their fundamental skills, and build their leadership skills by being positive teammates. She loves all aspects of the game and the many life/character-building lessons that can be learned from it.

Jen is married to Steven Lines, and they have three daughters: Kaitlyn, Aubrey, and Maren.

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Jerry Rosenberg - Coaching Lead

Jerry has over 30 years of coaching experience and has been with Club One since 2010. His proficiency at developing skilled players is well known throughout the AZ Region, as he has trained some of the best players to come out of Arizona over the span of his career. Jerry values hard work and determination, always looking for overall improvement — from one practice, one game, one tournament to the next. He is a great asset to Club One, with an eye for quality skill mechanics that is not easily matched. Along with his team coaching duties, Jerry helps in setting the standard of skills excellence across our coaching staff.

Jerry has two daughters and, when not coaching, works for American Airlines as a flight attendant. He has friends all over the country, it seems, because of it!

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Jessica Laflin

An Arizona native, Jessica graduated from Horizon Honors high school in 2011. She was introduced to volleyball in fifth grade and automatically fell in love with the sport, playing four years on Horizon’s varsity team and five years of competitive club ball. After high school, Jessica committed to play at Central College in Pella, IA, where she was an outside hitter all four years. In 2015, she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Psychology.

Jessica moved back to the Phoenix area and now works at the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center in the research department. She is also the JV volleyball coach at Horizon Honors. She has coached with Club One since 2015 and loves to spread her love for the sport to others!

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Jim VanWicklin

Jim joined Club One in 2013 after moving his family to Arizona from Tampa, FL. He has been playing or coaching volleyball for over 20 years, competing as a right side/DS at both Middle Tennessee State University and the University of Tennessee. After college, Jim jumped right into coaching, helping beginners develop a love for the sport with the YMCA. In 2009, he began coaching club volleyball in Florida, where he helped numerous teams earn trips to the USAV Girls Junior National Championships. His last team in Florida finished their season with a 44-6 record and a seventh-place finish at Nationals. In his first season at Club One, Jim coached the 14 Gold team to an AZ Region Club Division Championship, and in 2016 his 15 Gold squad placed second overall in the 16s Division of the Volleyball Festival.

Jim also loves beach volleyball — he has competed on many circuits throughout Florida and even won a few tournaments with his oldest daughter, Faith! When not playing volleyball, Jim likes to spend time with his wife, Paula, and his three kids: Faith, Christian, and Cross.

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Joaquin Santa Cruz

Joaquin was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona and has coached with Club One since 2011. He graduated from Westview High School in 2009, a three-year letterman for the school's varsity baseball team, earning All-Region honors in 2008 and 2009. In 2008, Joaquin was a part of Litchfield Park Juniors Boys 18U volleyball team as a setter, and in 2009, he played for Zia Athletic Club as a defensive specialist and outside hitter.

Joaquin currently works for Northern Arizona University Physician Assistant as an administrative assistant. He still plays in competitive volleyball tournaments around the valley both in the sand and in the gym. During his free time, Joaquin enjoys spending time with his friends, family, and his dog, Oakley. Joaquin is the head coach of the 18 Platinum boys team as well as assistant to the 18 Platinum girls squad. He is excited to be part of the Club One family and loves sharing his knowledge of volleyball with Arizona's up-and-coming athletes!

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Justin Marshall

A Club One coach since 2011, Justin is a native Arizonan who has taken every opportunity to enjoy the year-round sunshine and be involved in sports. His love for sports started with baseball when he was four years old. He played many years of Little League baseball and was recruited to a club baseball team that won a National Championship and two State Championships. While in junior high, Justin discovered volleyball and it has been his passion ever since. He was a three-year varsity player at Sandra Day O'Connor High School, playing defensive specialist for two years before changing positions to be the starting setter his senior year. He was selected to the All-Region First Team and was awarded All-State honorable mention his senior year. Since high school, he has focused his attention on the sand game and earned his AAA sand rating in Arizona. Justin is currently the beach volleyball coach at Corona del Sol high school.

Justin’s coaching philosophy emphasizes more than just volleyball skills; he tries to instill life skills within his players as well by showing them that positive communication, hard work and passion can take you far in life.

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Kat Schulz

Kat hails from Phoenix, Arizona. Growing up she started playing club volleyball in 4th grade following in her sister’s footsteps (her sister, Kristle, also coaches at Club One). She attended Xavier College Preparatory for high school where she started on Varsity as a freshman and, as a team won, 3 back to back state championships.

After graduating high school, Kat ventured over to California to play indoor and sand volleyball at University of the Pacific. Her freshman year she made the Big West all-freshman team, all conference, and was awarded Big West Scholar Athlete. During her sophomore year, Pacific joined the West Coast Conference where she received both all-conference honors and academic all-conference every year and earned many other academic and athletic honors. Kat graduated in 3 years with a degree in Sports Medicine and decided to return to Arizona to start graduate school at University of Arizona while using her final year of eligibility to play sand volleyball. The Wildcats finished 5th in the first ever NCAA sand tournament where she received all conference honors as well as NCAA all-tournament team. She is excited to coach for Club One and One Beach and share her love of volleyball!

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Kayla McMillian

Kayla is a native to Arizona and attends Chandler-Gilbert Community College studying Education. She started playing volleyball at the YMCA when she was 8 years old and played at Desert Vista High School where she received MVP awards two years in a row. Kayla's 2009 club team qualified for Girls Jr. Nationals and finished in 5th place. She played on the 16's team for Ben Maxfield in 2010, Club One's inaugual season. This will be Kayla's third year coaching with Club One and she is looking forward to another apportunity to help her young athletes reach their personal goals.

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Kelsey Girts - Associate Club Director

Kelsey has been the head coach for the 18 Platinum team since Club One began. Her teams have consistently over performed under her leadership, winning the AZ Region National Qualifier the past two seasons - culminating to visits to the Girl's Jr. National Championships in Minneapolis, MN and New Orleans, LA respectively. 

Kelsey was born in Wayne, Nebraska and lettered on the state semi-final team her freshmen year before her family moved to Littleton, Colorado. She went on to play her last three years of high school volleyball at Chatfield Senior High School in Littleton where she was a three year starter and named first team All-Conference for both her junior and senior years. She played club volleyball for both Colorado Juniors and Juggernaut Volleyball Club while in Littleton, and her 2005 Colorado Jrs team won the National Division at JO's. Kelsey earned a scholarship to play Division 1 volleyball at the University of Buffalo in New York where she was a four year starter and earned numerous MAC Conference honors. In addition to continuing her competition indoors, she has become quite an accomplished beach volleyball player, qualifying to represent Arizona in the Barefoot Wine ProAm held in Florida. She looks forward to building a positive learning environment that will prepare her athletes for college and beyond. 

Kelsey earned her undergratuate degree in Early Childhood Education in May of 2010 and is a National Strength and Conditioning Association certified Personal Trainer. Kelsey is employed at The Boeing Company as a Health & Fitness Specialist performing personal training and nutrution consultation while delivering all of the Well Being programs for their Mesa site emplyees. Outside of volleyball Kelsey enjoys spending time with her family, especially her husband David Girts and their two dogs Harlow and Coda.

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Kris Maglunog

Kris is entering his 3rd season with Club One, coaching teams ranging from 13’s, 14’s, and 18’s - and is excited to coach 18’s once again. He is the Head Varsity Coach at Horizon Honors - finishing his first regular season 30-5 overall, entering as the 3rd seed going into the state tournament (DIII) after winning their section. This Horizon Honors’ best record ever. Kris was the assistant varsity coach at Horizon Honors for two years before becoming the head coach.

Kris was born in Houston, TX and moved to Mesa at the beginning of middle school. He attended Skyline High School and played 3 years of volleyball there, graduating in 2006. He became the Skyline JV coach in 2006, coached the boys team at Mountain View in 2007, and played in the AZ Region both 2008 & 2009. Kris completed his Education degree at Arizona State University in 2012. While at ASU, he was a 2 year captain on the bowling team. Kris teaches Algebra at Horizon Honors in Ahwatukee, and you can also see him officiating at regional tournaments!

His goal as a coach is to share his love and passion for the game, while setting high standards of teamwork, leadership, and character. Not only growing as athletes—but as individuals and role models for their peers.

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Kristle Schulz

Kristle was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. She played a lot of sports growing up, but decided in 5th grade that volleyball was her passion. In high school, she played for Xavier College Prep and was blessed to have been part of their three consecutive state championship teams. She went on to play club volleyball for the University of Arizona (Bear Down!) and in 2013 her team finished second at Nationals. She graduated from U of A this past Spring with a Masters in Computer Science.

Kristle accepted a big-kid job in Phoenix and is looking forward to her first season coaching at Club One. When she's not playing volleyball, she can be found watching superhero movies, reading or playing piano. She is looking forward to cultivating a love of the game that lasts beyond the end of the season. Welcome to the family Kristle!

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Larisa Ronda - Club Director

Larisa is a multi-tasker, who keeps God, family, and physical activity, as main courses on her daily menu. She has been coaching volleyball for over 12 years and looks forward to each season and the opportunity to grow the game, one kid at a time. She has a passion for quality skills training, as well as character building. She feels that sports are a wasted experience if there isn't learning and growth on all fronts: skills, character, and relationship building. Larisa's athletic career spans several decades in various sports, including high school and club volleyball, as well as softball, which she carried into college, playing at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Most recently, her competitive bent has led her to more individual sports such as running and hiking. Her experience qualifying for the Boston Marathon taught her more about perseverance, goal setting, and hard work than all her other sports experiences combined!

Larisa is the mother of one fun-loving, problem-solving son, and three wonderful, volleyball-playing daughters. When not multi-tasking to keep the wheels turning at home, work, and Club One, she can usually be found visiting with her husband, David, or trekking up and down the trails of South Mountain Preserve – her home away from home.

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Lindy Dyer

Lindy is an Arizona native and a 2013 graduate from Valley Christian High School. She was a member of the State Championship Volleyball and Track and Field teams during her freshman year. Lindy led the Trojans in digs her sophomore, junior and senior years and led the team in kills and aces her junior and senior year.

Lindy accepted a volleyball scholarship at Colorado Christian University and was enjoying a successful freshman season before her playing career was cut short after receiving her 4th concussion. She decided she wanted to utilize her volleyball experience to help other girls develop their abilities. Lindy is the head coach for the freshman team at Valley Christian High School while also attending Grand Canyon University and is excited to continue coaching at Club One.

When outside of volleyball, Lindy enjoys spending as much time as she can with her two brothers, Stephen and Andrew and two sisters, Kalei and Ellie.

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Lisa Naughton

Lisa is a native of Southern California. She grew up in the South Bay and began playing volleyball in the 5th grade. She attended Cal State Northridge on a Volleyball Scholarship.

After college she taught Health and P.E. at St. Bernard’s High School which was her alma-mater. She served as the Head Volleyball and Softball coach as well as the Assistant Athletic Director while there.

Prior to relocating the family to Chandler Arizona in 1994 she worked as the Administrative Assistant for Paul Westhead, Jay Hillock and John Olive in the Men’s Basketball Office at Loyola Marymount University.

In 1994 Lisa moved to Arizona where she and her husband ran Ident-A-Kid Services of America. When her daughter Christy began playing volleyball in middle school, Lisa naturally fell back into the volleyball flow assisting various clubs throughout the valley. Eventually her work with the clubs allowed her to step into her current position with the Arizona Region as the Registrar. We are thrilled to have Lisa on our staff this year and know that her tenure will continue to make us better :o)

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Mary Lines

Mary was born in Mesa, AZ, but now lives in Gilbert. She started playing volleyball with her family when she was very young, being the youngest of 10 siblings. Mary played varsity softball and volleyball at Westwood High School in Mesa and received an award her senior year for Most Outstanding Female Athlete. She received a full scholarship for volleyball to Yavapai College in Prescott, AZ and after her two years there Mary walked on to the Northern Arizona University team as a red-shirt Junior. She received the Big Sky Top Newcomer of the Year award after her first season and Most Inspirational player award after her Senior year. Mary gratuated from NAU with her Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science and a minor in Athletic Coaching.

After graduating, she was certified as an EMT and began training to become a Firefighter. In the middle of her training she received a different job offer at the company she now work for and has been with for the past 16 years. In her spare time Mary loves to build and create DYI projects for my home. While projects and coaching volleyball take up a lot of her free time, she still makes time to play softball on two different city teams, women's and co-ed.

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Mia Rivera

Mia is a senior at Arizona State University studying both Criminology and Criminal Justice and Communication. This is her second year playing on the ASU Beach Volleyball team and this year she is competing at the 4 position.

Mia has been with Club One since the beginning as a player, and has been coaching for almost 4 years now. She has coached both girls and boys indoor and has coached various ages for girls with the One Beach training groups.

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Mike Daniel

Mike has been with Club One since 2015, but he has been coaching and playing volleyball at all levels for the past 30 years. As a player, he worked his way up the Utah beach ranks, ultimately earning his AAA rating and making it to the AVP in 2004 and 2005, as Jake Gibb's first partner. He also played indoor at Brigham Young University.

Mike first started coaching in Utah at Pleasant Grove High School, a program that hadn't been to state in ten years. In the next ten years under Mike, it became one of the top programs in the country, earning five top-five finishes and two state championships. His club teams in Utah won nine Intermountain Region Championships in the 12s, 13s, 15s, 17s and 18s age groups. At the college level, he was an assistant coach for the women’s teams at Salt Lake Community College and Utah Valley University and for the men’s team at BYU. He also assisted a pro women's team from 1994 to 1995 before taking over as head coach in 1996 and leading the team to an undefeated season.

Mike and his wife now live in Chandler, AZ with their five kids.

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Nick Palmer

Nick has been living in Arizona most of his life and is a graduate of Highland High School. He played on the Varsity Volleyball team at Highland before joining the Air Force. Nick was an All Air Force team member for 3 seasons and an assistant High School volleyball coach during his time in the Air Force. He continued to play both indoor and beach volleyball after moving back to Arizona and starting coaching club volleyball in 2009. He has coached most all age groups over the past 7 year and we are happy to have him join us at Club One this season!

Nick is married with two children and lives in Gilbert, AZ. Though the volleyball playing has taken a back seat, he has picked up CrossFit and Olympic lifting to stay active!

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Peggy Bauer

Peggy was Born in Illinois and grew up playing all sports, however, her main focus from age 7 up was competitive gymnast. Somehow she managed to fit in four years of volleyball during her high school years at the varsity level.

Just over 20 years ago Peggy moved to Arizona working as a flight attendant for 8 years, daycare provider for 3 years, and currently 10 + years as a licensed real estate agent. She is married with 3 children. While attending her kids sports she witnessed some of the best coaches a parent could ask for, and others that weren't so good. It was then that Peggy realized she needed to pursue coaching, not just for the love of the sport but for the difference she could make in a child’s life.

Peggy started coaching at the YMCA where she prided herself in giving the kids the best experience possibly while teaching them the game in hopes they would fall in love with the sport as she did. After 3 years coaching at the YMCA she began coaching at Aspire volleyball club - assistanting and head coaching 16’s, 14’s and 12’s age groups. Peggy has also coached at Chandler Prep Academy as one of the Varsity assistant coaches as well as the Junior High A squad head coach.

Peggy's goal as a coach is to help all her players set and reach their goals while building positive memory's and life long friendships. Welcome to Club One Peggy!

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Rachel Mugar

Rachel went to Mountain Ridge High School in Glendale, AZ. She played club volleyball for 6 years during her Jr HIgh and High School years. Rachel is currently a sophomore at South Mountain Community College playing as an outside hitter for the Cougars. Rachel earned All Conference Honorable Mention her Freshman season and is having a great season this year as well. She is studying Special Education and wants to become a High School Special Education teacher after graduating.

Rachel enjoys reading, shopping and playing Beach volleyball when she’s not in the gym :o)

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Renee Brewer

Renee is a native of the White Mountains in Arizona and has been coaching and playing competitively in Northern Arizona for the past 20 years. Volleyball has been a huge part of her life, making forever friends, and looking to make even more! Renee has coached Jr High and High School ages for years, the past 5 as the Head Coach in Show Low. She started her own small club in Show Low called Go Girl Volleyball to help the girls of small schools in Northern Arizona continue to get touches on the ball during the off season.

Renee recently moved "down the mountain" to the Phoenix area and we are excited she's been a part of Club One Volleyball this past year.

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Ryan Baughman

Ryan was born and raised in Chandler, Arizona. He attended Corona del Sol High School and played four years for their Boys' program under Coach Ben Maxfield. This will be Ryan's fifth season with Club One and seventh coaching overall. Ryan has coached at the 14s and 15s levels and this will be his second season assisting on the 18 Platinum staff.

Ryan graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the W.P. Carey School of Business. He works for Western Refining Company in their Supply and Trading group.

Ryan is an avid golfer, loves to watch football and cheer on the Phoenix Suns. He and Coach Sarah have two dogs, Beanie & Nala, who keep them busy during their free time.

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Ryan Wrublik - One Beach Director

Ryan will return to Club One as an assistant on the 17 Platinum team this year, having spent the last two seasons as an assistant to Shelly Johnson on the 16 Platinum squad.

Ryan is a native of Arizona, growing up in Wickenburg. As the son of an active volleyball player and coach, Ryan has been playing volleyball since birth. While attending Arizona State University, Ryan began to play Beach Volleyball very competitively, earning a AAA Beach rating in Arizona and a AA rating in California. He still enjoys playing beach volleyball semi-professionally, having qualified and competed in his first professional tournament this past July. Ryan graduated from Arizona State University in May of 2011 with a Bachelor's in Civil Engineering. He started coaching the freshmen girls team at Shadow Mountain High School that same year and coached the varsity team there for 3 seasons before devoting that time to run the Club One Beach program.

Outside of coaching and playing volleyball, Ryan is a National Strength and Conditioning Association certified Personal Trainer, but spends all of his free time with his family (wife, Kara, and puppy) and friends. What he enjoys most about coaching is helping players use their passion for the game to develop the important qualities that should be attained in sports: character, hard work, discipline, leadership, and teamwork.

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Sarah Baughman

Sarah is an Arizona native and a graduate of Corona del Sol High School and Arizona State University. She played four years of volleyball at Corona del Sol and seven years of club volleyball. Sarah is the Varsity Coach at Chandler Prep and as well as manages the indoor and sand programs there. She is a 7th and 8th grade Language Arts teacher at Chandler Prep and she loves spending time with her husband, Coach Ryan B, and their yellow lab, Beanie!

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Shannon McMillian

Shannon is a volleyball dad who couldn't be kept out of the gym. After watching his daughter Kayla play for so many years, he fell in love with the game and couldn't wait to share that love with others. Shannon spent a year under the tutilage of "Dig" Redshaw before leading a team of his own these past two seasons. We are thrilled with the passion and attention to detail the Shannon brings to his teams and look forward to having him back!

 

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Shelly Johnson - Coaching Lead

Shelly is really looking forward to sharing her love for the sport with again this season. Her motto: “Let's build great volleyball players and have a blast doing so!!”

Shelly Johnson comes to us with coaching experience spanning almost two decades at many different levels. Most recently, she was the head volleyball coach at Colorado School of Mines (CSM) in Golden, Colorado (2002-2007). While there, she led the team to their best season in school history and earned their first berth to the NCAA Division II Tournament. Her success throughout her stint was largely due to key impact players, tallying six All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference selections, two All-Region team players, and two members of the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Team. While in Colorado, she coached for the nationally known club - Juggernaut Volleyball Club. Prior to CSM, Shelly spent three seasons as an assistant coach at her alma mater, Wayne State College (NE). Her main responsibilities were recruitment of high school and junior college athletes, along with assisting with all on-court duties. Shelly has served as Club Director and coach at USAV Pick Six Volleyball Club, head coach at Carl Sandburg College, in Galesburg, IL, and assistant coach at Galesburg High School.

As a player for the Wayne State Wildcats, Shelly was an NAIA All-American in 1990. A four year letter winner and currently still holds eight Wildcat records. Her 1990 team was recently inducted into the Wildcat Hall of Fame. While playing she earned her undergraduate degree in Business Management and earned her Master’s of Science in Education while coaching. Chandler, AZ is the place she calls home with her husband, Brian, and two young children, Owen and Ainsley. 

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Tony Lee

Tony and his family moved to Arizona in 2014, leaving the sun soaked shores of Southern California. While in So Cal, Tony enjoyed coaching all ages at Coast Volleyball Club. After 7 years he took a seat on the board of directors for Sunset Volleyball Club, where he was focused on creating a platform for players to coninue their love of indoor or beach volleyball.

Since moving to Arizona, Tony coached two seasons at Aspire Volleyball Club (15 Rox, 11 Black and 17 Black). He is also the Head JV coach at Hamilton High School and is slated to spin up their Beach Volleyball program this year as well.

Tony is a avid reader and loves to learn. His favorite quote is "Always protect the team!". He was married in 2000 and has two great kids, Austin and Kayla Lee.

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ALUMNI NEWS

3rd Annual Alumni Invitational

What a privilege to host so many returning players for our 3rd Annual Alumni Invitational over the December break. We started the fesitivies with a Q&A session on Recruiting where we heard stories and advice from many of our Alumni. Then we warmed up for some friendly competition with our Alumni playing our top 16-18U teams. What fun to see that our "Leave It Better" motto is so well represented!

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Class of 2015/16

Another fantasic season for our Seniors. Victors in the AZ National Qualifier and the AZ Region Championships along with a third place finish at this year's Girls Jr National Championships in Milwaukee, WI. Congratulations ladies! We look forward to have you come back and visit us next year!

  • Caitlain Sammons (7) - Benedictine University, AZ
  • Skylar Wine (9) - University of Pacific, CA
  • Emma Wright (10) - Wichita State, KS
  • Hayden Warnock (3) - California State University Northridge, CA
  • Olivia Fairchild (16) - Fordham University, NY
  • Kristen Largay (8) - American University, DC
  • Madyson Rahn - Williams Jessup University, CA

And to our other Seniors: Alexis Reeves, Baylee Fechter, Brook Hunt, Cassie Aguirre, Makena Smith, Nicolette Savage and Sarah Adams. Thanks to each of you for leaving your special mark on our program!

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2nd Annual Alumni Invitational

Thanks to all who joined us for our 2nd Annual Alumni Invitational during the December break! What a privilage to see so many of our graduates again and for them to give back to the program that they were so instrumental in creating. Our "Leave It Better" motto is alive and well!

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Class of 2014/15

Wow, another fantasic season for our Seniors. And so happy to see so many of our Alumni back with us on their school breaks and summer vactions. Next year's Alumni Invitational is going to be really competative :o)

  • McKenna Woodford (5) - Washington State University, WA
  • Kendall Gray ( 13) - Metro State, CO
  • Paige Rupiper (9) - University of Idaho, ID
  • Hannah Martinez (4) - Fort Lewis College, CO
  • Allison Askew (6) - University of New Mexico, NM
  • Sam Boever (2) - Northern Illinois University, IL
  • Erin Gesiki (14) - Grand Canyon University, AZ

Additionally, we graduated Maggie DeMore. Maggie will be attending UofA this Fall. We can't wait to hear about all their great experiences when the come back to visit!

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1st Annual Alumni Invitational

We want to thank all our Alumni for supporting our 1st Annual Alumni Invitational. It was a huge success and really showcased our moto "Leave It Better". We had Alumni from each of our 4 years of graduates. We expect this to be a highlight for our girls each year as our Alumni come home to share with us what they have been doing to "Leave It Better".



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Class of 2013/14

We are proud of all our graduating seniors! This group of seniors has chosen to combine achedemics with athletics this next school year and will be representing Arizona volleyball well. Wishing them the best and hoping they come back each summer to grace us with their presence in the gym. Thanks gals!

  • Shelby Babcock (6) - Seattle University, WA
  • Heather Ball (14) - Long Island University, NY
  • Taylor Garner (10) - Benedictine College, KS
  • Sam Gelfan - Chestnut Hill College, PA
  • Kaxandra Naranjo - Colby Community College, KS
  • Kelsey Park (3) - Yavapai College, AZ
  • Kayle Park - Yavapai College, AZ
  • Alexis Patterson (4) - University of Nevada, Las Vegas NV
  • Jenny Thompson (1) - Arizona Christian University, AZ
  • Chloe Weber (15) - Eastern Washington University, WA

Additionally, we graduated the following athletes. Looking forward to hearing all about their experiences.

  • Isabella Neuzil
  • Stacey Poppe
  • Marile Stapleton
  • Emily Wulzen

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Class of 2012/13


18Platinum Seniors ready to head off to college! From left to right:

  • Lexi Noriega - University of Texas, Dallas TX
  • Megan Budd - Colorado Christian University, CO
  • Bri Keller-Galley attending ASU
  • Mia Rivera attending ASU
  • Chrissy Pociask - Yavapai College, AZ
  • Not pictured is Alex Lukac - Chadron State, NE

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Class of 2011/12


From left to right:

  • Sarah Shebel - Felician College, NJ
  • Danielle Cipolletti - Goldey-Beacom College,
  • Kayla Ronda - LeTourneau University, TX
  • Nicolette Sawicki - Southeastern University, FL
  • Valerie Clauss - South Mountain CC, AZ
  • Erin Miller - Holy Family University, PA
  • Alexa Jimenez - Benedictine University, AZ

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Class of 2010/11


Gladymar "G" Echeverria - Fort Lewis College, CO


Caren Coe - Missouri Valley College, MO

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COLLEGE RECRUITING

Playing volleyball after graduating from High School is a reality for more and more girls if that is their desire. Club One is committed to providing opportunities for players to receive the exposure they need to take advantage of those opportunities. In our inaugural season we were thrilled to see our two senior graduates go on to play in college. Each year since we have helped all our athletes pursue their desire to continue playing at a level that best fits them. See them all in our Alumni section above.

If playing in college is part of an athletes goals, it is important for player and parents to understand that there are steps that must be taken by the student-athlete in order to get the recruiting process started. That’s why we put together a reference document and “to do” list to help you navigate the process and get the ball rolling (see the Recruiting Checklist and the College-Bound Student-Athlete Guide at our Documents page). Additionally, we have contracted with VolleyballRecruits to provide our travel team players the tools they need to easily search, contact and manage their communications with college programs all across the country and in every division of play. With the help of the VolleyballRecruits program, each athlete can effectively navigate the entire recruiting process in one place. It has been a huge asset for our athletes and coaches alike.

What will Club One do for the student athlete? Club One will come alongside athletes and families who have expressed an interest in playing in college in a variety of ways:

  • Club One has contracted with VolleyballRecruits as a single point of contact for players. Athletes are able to create an on-line profile, conduct school searches, make direct contact with coaching staffs, and track who is responding to and who is viewing their profile.

  • The Club One Recruiting Checklist in our Documents section was designed to walk you through the entire process and includes a simple checklist to follow.
  • As club directors, we have worked through the process with all three of our daughters (Division I at University of Denver, Division III at LeTourneau University and Divsion I at Arizona State University) and are available for consulting with those desiring additional direction.

Communication between the Club, Coaches, Athletes and Families is key and Club One is ready to partner with you to meet your goals.

 

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