Coaching Experience: 10 yrs Varsity, 20+yrs club 12's-18's
Playing Experience: Professional indoor, the Fury, professional sand doubles AVP tour California, full athletic volleyball scholarship to University of Notre Dame. Various outdoor tournaments IE; Waupaca Boatride
Favorite Volleyball moments: One of my varsity players had asthma and was able to conquer her fear of running and could run the timed mile as part of our tryout.
Interesting Fact About Me: I performed in the Chicago Nutcracker Suite as a youth and could dance on toe shoes. My basketball coach nicknamed me "Twinkle Toes"
Any Notable Club Tournament Finishes: Made it to court 1 at the GLPL Super open division
Coaching Experience: 2009 Head Coach 8th grade boys St. Robert's, 2010 Assistant Girl's Varsity Coach at Cedarburg HS, 2010-2011 Assistant Coach with Adversity VBC, 2011 JV and Assistant Varsity at Newman, 2012-2013 JV and Assistant Varsity at Edgar, 2014-2017 Varsity Head Coach at Edgar, 2016 WI Ice 14 Black Head Coach, 2017 WI Ice 16 Black Head Coach, 2018 WI Ice 17 Purple Head Coach, 2019-2020 WI Ice 16 Purple Head Coach, 2021 WI Ice 15 Purple Head Coach, 10+ years coaching summer camps. CAP I certified and Badger Region High-Performance Camp Coach.
Playing Experience: 1999-2004 Club Volleyball in the Badger Region, 2000-2003 Edgar Varsity, 2004-2007 UW-Milwaukee, 2003 Badger Region Youth National High-Performance Team, AVPNext Doubles Tournaments, Waupaca Boatride, and other competitive recreational leagues/tournaments.
Favorite Volleyball moments: Being the first team from my HS to get to the state semifinals, competing at the division 1 collegiate level, and every time I get a front row seat to see the amazing growth my players can accomplish as a team and individually.
Interesting Fact About Me: I have a 9-year-old daughter that is involved in the Shavings program, I love dogs, I have a Masters Degree in Sports Psychology, I write for Prep Dig, and I am the Northwest Rep on the Badger Region Board of Directors.
Notable Tournament Finishes: 2018 1st Place 17/18s Division JVA WI Cup and 1st place 17/18s Silver Division Badger Region Championships
Coaching Experience: Coached 14P since the Ice inception. Prior to that coached 16’s, 15’s and high school varsity for… ever.
Other Experience: Repped the area on the Badger Region Board of Directors for 8 years. CAP II certified. Referee for WIAA and USAV.
My favorite volleyball Moment: Winning the gold medal at the National Senior Games!
My favorite Ice Memory: Each and every year with the new players while watching my former players get taller, stronger, and more competent at this great sport!!
An interesting fact about me: I set and hit Outside during my college years and now play libero for my women’s national team! And… my grandkids call me Grandma Cookies (for obvious reasons).