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Coaching Bios

MVA 2018 Season Coaching Staff

National & Elite Coaching Staff

Abby Aiken

Head Coach | 13 Elite Black

Abagail Aiken has been with MVA since 2012, is an MVA alumna athlete, and was an AAU All-American.  She continued her career as a standout player at Grand Valley State University and is currently there as an Assistant Coach.  While at GVSU Abby garnered a host of awards and helped her team reach the Division II Elite Eight.  Abby was an All-American and multiple time All-Region, All-Conference, and GLIAC Player of the Year awardee.  Volleyball has provided a lot of opportunities for her to grow, as a player and person, and she enjoys giving back and helping others experience those same opportunities.  Abby is a Lead Coach and Assistant Tournament Coordinator for MVA and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in adult and higher education at GVSU.  When she’s not studying or in the gym, Abby loves exploring new food and restaurants in GR

Abby Aiken

Emily Blankespoor

Assistant Coach | 14 National Black

Emily Blankespoor has been with MVA since 2015, has been coaching since 2012, and was an All-State, All-Region, All-Conference standout at South Christian HS.Emily just finished her 4th year as a member of the Calvin College volleyball team where she was a team captain.One of her best traits as a coach is her ability to foster relationship building.Her Calvin coach and Aunt, Amber Warners, has been her mentor and biggest coaching influence and she strives to embody and promote the same positive team culture that she has.Emily is set to graduate this spring with a sports management degree and is getting married in July!

Katelin Broughton

Head Coach | 16 Elite Blue

Katelin Broughton started coaching with MVA in 2016. She started her coaching in Pennsylvania in 2009 after being an All-Conference setter at Summit University and an All-District MVP at Mansfield High.Katelin is a fundamental coach who focuses on team bonding and character building components as coaching volleyball is so much more than a sport to her.When she is not coaching Katelin is a full-time nanny and is working on starting an in-home daycare.

Katelin Broughton

Ali Burgess

Head Coach | 14 Elite White

Ali Burgess became an Assistant Director at MVA in 2018 and manages MVA lessons, camps & clinics, and events.She has been with MVA since 2014, and has coached a variety of levels ranging from 12s to 16s, Competitive to Elite. Additionally, she is the JV coach at Byron Center, and is a Marysville HS alumna.Ali’s strengths are inspiring athletes and motivating teams to work together to improve.She believes there is unlocked potential in every athlete, and seeing their growth as they experience different situations is her favorite part of coaching.Ali has her BA in Spanish Language Arts & Communication from GVSU is a die-hard Yogi, loves Starbucks, and enjoys all kinds of outdoor activities and adventures.

Ali Burgess

Joey Cha

Head Coach | 17 National Silver

Joey Cha is originally from Schaumburg, Illinois, but moved to Grand Rapids to attend GVSU.He was a member of the GVSU Men’s Volleyball team where he was a team captain.Joey started with MVA in 2016 and has also coached at West Catholic and Northview High Schools.He brings unrelenting positive energy and motivation to the gym every single day.His favorite quote is “nothing worth having comes easy” and instills that in his players to help them succeed on and off the court.In his free time, Joey dabbles in singing, playing guitar/piano, and enjoys cooking.

Joey Cha

Chelsea Clapper

Assistant Coach | 17 National Black

Chelsea Clapper started coaching with MVA in 2008 and is a Rockford HS and GRCC volleyball alumna.She enjoys that coaching has allowed her to take a step back and see things from a different point of view, but her extensive playing experience also allows her to coach and describe things in a way that clicks for players.Chelsea also loves seeing girls from different backgrounds and personalities bond and come together throughout a club season.She works full time at Spectrum Health on a GI unit, loves Dave Matthews Band, spending time outdoors and traveling with her daughter Charlotte and their lab Leo!

Chelsea Clapper

Kali Crawford

Assistant Coach | 15 National Black

Kali Crawford is a 2016 graduate of Northview High School where she was an All-Conference setter.An MVA alumna with four years as an athlete in the program, she went on to play at Lindenwood University and is now a part of the Aquinas College volleyball team.Kali has been coaching at MVA since 2016 and is a strong positive motivator.She loves coaching because she has had great coaches that shaped who she is, and hopes to have the same impact on her players.Kali is motivated by a strong desire to be the best version of herself and brings that to the court every day.When she’s not studying or playing volleyball, Kali loves running, baking, or doing anything crafty.

Kali Crawford

Amanda Glaza

Head Coach | 15 Elite Blue

Amanda Glaza is an MVA alumna who spent four years in the program as an athlete. She has been coaching for us since 2013.  She played at Rockford HS where she was a Class A State Champion and then went on to play at GRCC and GVSU.  While there she collected MCCAA All-Conference, NJCAA All-Tournament team, and GLIAC All-Academic Team honors.  As a player at MVA/GRCC, Amanda found great mentorship in Mayme and Chip and hopes to do the same for her players.  Her favorite quote is “you can always control two things; your attitude, and how hard you work” and drives her team to be inspired by those same words.  For her day jobs Amanda is a Student-Athlete Navigator and Assistant Volleyball Coach at GRCC.

Amanda Glaza

Jacob Huston

Head Coach | 15 Elite Teal

Jacob Huston has been coaching since 2013 in the Muskegon Catholic Varsity, JV and MS programs, and joined MVA in 2017.Jacob brings his strengths in adaptability in game situations to the floor.He loves working with enthusiastic athletes and is motivated by kids who want to learn and grow as players and teammates.He considers himself a student of the game and loves the science behind it.Jacob also works in real estate in Grand Rapids and has a photography business on the side.

Mary Konsoer-Rose

Head Coach | 15 Elite White

Mary Konsoer-Rose is a Forest Hills Eastern graduate, has been a coach there since 2012, and has been with MVA since 2015. She ran track at Cornerstone University and still loves running races today.Mary strives to make her athletes strong, loving, motivated individuals on and off the court.She pushes her athletes outside of their comfort zone to help them create situations where they have to problem solve and work hard to reach their goals.Mary is a full-time underwriter, enjoys traveling and spending time with her friends, family, dog, and pig (yes…pig).

Mary Konsoer-Rose

Sarah Kulfan

Head Coach | 17 Elite Blue

Sarah Kulfan is a Grandville HS and GRCC volleyball alumna.She has been with MVA since 2008 and has also been coaching at Grandville for many years.Sarah describes volleyball as a part of her and when she is not in the gym it feels like something is missing.She enjoys watching an athlete work through obstacles, find a way to be successful, loves that each game is different, and that there is always a new situation to adapt and learn from.Sarah is a full-time kindergarten teacher, an avid equestrian, volunteers with Camp Beechpoint (a horse program for inner cities) and loves to beach camp.

Sarah Kulfan

Jordan McCulloch

Head Coach | 13 Elite Blue

Jordan McCulloch joined the MVA staff in 2015 and is a former Davenport University Men’s Volleyball player. He was the 2nd assistant at Ferris State for 4 years and is a current assistant for the Aquinas Men’s and Women’s Volleyball teams.Jordan has a passion for learning new techniques and improving on different methods of coaching.He loves that coaching allows you to help instill strong values in players, as well as teach the game he loves.Jordan is a full-time coach, but he also drives for Lyft and runs a YouTube series on the side.

Jordan McCulloch

Rick Schroeder

Assistant Coach | 16 National Black

Rick Schroeder is the Head Women’s and Men’s Coach at Aquinas College and has been with MVA since 2015.Rick comes to Michigan via California where he played at Orange Coast College, UC Santa Cruz, and was an All-Conference player and a national runner up.Rick has been coaching since 2006 and has extensive club, high school, and college experience.Rick’s favorite quote is by John Wooden, “Worry about what you can control, instead of what you cannot”.He loves motivating young athletes to set goals and find ways to achieve things they didn’t think was possible.Rick is newly married and enjoys a variety of activities, such as bowling, disc golf, and hiking with his wife and their dog.

Rick Schroeder

Aspen Stuedemann

Head Coach | 14 Elite Teal

Aspen Stuedemann is new to MVA in 2018 but brings her extensive playing expertise to our coaching staff.  She was an All-Conference, All-Region selection at Seneca HS (IL) and an alumna of the Ferris State volleyball program.  Aspen has been coaching since 2014 and enjoys helping teams build relationships and mental toughness.  She is passionate about shaping strong, independent, confident women and showing them the value of hard work.  Aspen is a substitute teacher and a photographer who loves to read and travel.
 

Aspen Stuedemann

Anna Tollefson

Head Coach | 15 National Black

Anna Tollefson joined the MVA staff in the fall of 2017 as the Assistant Director.She has been coaching since 2004 and has trained a variety of ages from youth to varsity at Forest Hills Central, Grandville, and East Grand Rapids.Anna has also been the coach of the GVSU Women’s Club team since 2011, was the 2014 NCVF Division I Coach of the Year, GVSU Student Life Coach of the Year, and was a GVSU Women in Sports and Physical Education Honoree.She is passionate about cultivating strong, independent, problem solving women who have a passion for sport and recreation.Anna loves seeing former athletes become coaches and how it shows they have developed, and will pass on, the passion and love for volleyball.She grew up in Kalamazoo where she was a 4-sport athlete for Kalamazoo Central HS and Mattawan HS.In her spare time, she enjoys reading and spending time with her golden Maizey.

Anna Tollefson

Tyler Vanheukelom

Head Coach | 18 National Black

Tyler Vanheukelom has been with the MVA staff since 2015.He has been coaching since 2006, has been a part of Grandville MS, Allendale, South Christian, East Grand Rapids HS, and is currently an Assistant Coach at Aquinas College.Tyler’s strengths are adding energy and knowledge to a gym and getting to know each player individually.He loves seeing that connection and how it helps a player accomplish more than what they thought possible.When he’s not coaching Tyler enjoys road tripping with his girlfriend Cami and their dog Earl.

Tyler Vanheukelom

Craig Vlietstra

Head Coach | 14 National Black

Craig Vlietstra is an MVA Master Coach, the MVA Recruiting Coordinator, and an MSA Fieldhouse Building Operations Coordinator.He has been with MVA since 2009 and is an integral part of the club management. Craig has been coaching since 1994 and has extensive college coaching experience. With stints at Michigan State, GVSU, Michigan Tech, Judson University, Siena Heights, and Glen Oaks CC, his college coaching career is highlighted by the 2005 National Championship season at GVSU. He currently spends time as an Assistant Coach for Cornerstone University. Craig is an alumni of Western Michigan University and Siena Hieghts and holds a BA in Business and a MA in Organizational Leadership.Craig and his wife Mayme met while coaching in Illinois, and were married and moved to Michigan in 2009. When not in the gym Craig enjoys reading, watching football, and spending time with Mayme and their daughter Ana.

Craig Vlietstra

Mayme Vlietstra

Head Coach | 16 National Black

Mayme Vlietstra has been the Director of MVA since 2011, and joined the MVA family as a coach in 2009. Her extensive knowledge as a competitor and coach brings a wealth of knowledge to MVA. An All-State, All-Region, and All-Conference standout in high school with years of nationally competitive club experience playing at Sky High, upon graduation she took her talents to the DI University of Missouri-KC varsity team and the University of Illinois club team, where she was an All-American. Her coaching career began in 2004 and she has coached both boys and girls across a variety of ages and levels. During her seven years as an integral part of the Sports Performance Volleyball Club and three years with the men’s and women’s programs at Waubonsie Valley HS, Mayme met her now husband Craig while coaching together. In 2009, she moved to Michigan and worked as an assistant coach at GVSU for two years and began her career with MVA. Mayme’s favorite part of coaching is when an athlete has their “ah-ha” moment.When something they have been working on suddenly clicks and you can see the pride, joy, and sense of accomplishment in their eyes.Her passion is for young women to understand what it means to rely on, count on, and believe in one another.When she’s not chasing her daughter Ana around the gym, Mayme enjoys spending time with her husband, reading, and being a less traditional soccer mom.

Mayme Vlietstra

Chip Will

Head Coach | 17 National Black

Chip Will is a founding member of MVA, a Master Coach, and the MVA Tournament and Events Director.Chip has been at GRCC since 2006 where he led the program to a National Championship in 2012.Throughout his tenure he has had seven additional national tournament appearances.Prior to GRCC Chip was the varsity coach at West Catholic and Forest Hills Northern, where they made an appearance in the Class A State title game in 2007. He then moved on to GVSU where they had three national championship berths.Chip is a Ferris State alumnus and was a member of their men’s tennis team.A die-hard Michigan fan, Chip enjoys spending as much time as possible with his wife Tracy and their two kids Logan and Harper.

Chip Will

Regional Coaches

Meagan Beach

15 Regional

Meagan Beach is originally from Grosse Point, where she played for GP South and Club Fusion.She has been with MVA since 2016 after 2 years of coaching high school.Meagan is extremely passionate about the sport of volleyball and works hard to help her players see and reach their highest potential.She especially enjoys helping players set, and reach, personal goals over the course of the year while developing a love for the game. Meagan is a history and poly sci major with an emphasis in secondary education at GVSU and has a dog named Milo.

Meagan Beach

Molly Boyer

18 Regional

Molly Boyer is a former All-Conference player from Marcellus HS and joined the MVA staff in 2016 after coaching for Aim High and Forest Hills Eastern Middle School.She is a dedicated coach who enjoys helping athletes better their talents, and themselves, and hopes her knowledge and experience have a lasting impact on her athletes.Molly is a Davenport University graduate, works full time at The Campbell Group, has two dogs, and loves reading and snowboarding.

Molly Boyer

Kendra DeJonge

13 Regional

Kendra DeJonge is a current member of the GRCC volleyball team where she is a second team All-American, All-Region, All-Conference, and Conference Freshman of the year.Kendra is a former Rockford HS athlete where she gained All-Conference and All-State HM awards.An MVA alumna who spent six years in MVA as an athlete, she is just starting her coaching career here at MVA in 2018 and her strength in working with younger athletes lie with her patience and communication skills.Kendra’s life is all volleyball all the time, but when she does get a minute away she enjoys spending it outside with her friends and family.

Kendra DeJonge

Hailey DeKorte

14 Regional

Hailey DeKorte has been coaching with MVA since 2016.She is Hudsonville HS alumna and is a current member of the GRCC Volleyball Team.Hailey’s best traits as a coach are her knowledge of the game and constant encouragement.She loves helping girls grow mentally and love the sport.Hailey is a biology major and when not studying or in the gym Hailey takes advantage of the Michigan winters and snowboards.

Hailey DeKorte

Sarah DeVries

14 Regional

Sarah DeVries joined MVA in the fall of 2017 after finishing up her sophomore season at Calvin College where she was a 2nd team All-American.Prior to Calvin she was a standout at Northpointe Christian where she was a 3-time All-State selection and a finalist for MHSAA Miss Volleyball, as well as an MVA alumna who spent five years in the program as an athlete. Sarah’s extensive playing experience will help bring knowledge, competitiveness, and calmness to her coaching.She loves that volleyball allows you to surround yourself with people who share the same interests and goals.Sarah is a nursing major, loves to travel with friends and family, and enjoys going out for coffee.

Hannah Dykema

14 Regional

Hannah Dykema is a current member of the Cornerstone University Volleyball team and is a former South Christian standout where she was All-Conference, All-Region, and All-State Honorable Mention. She is also an alumna of MVA who spent her senior year with the program.She joins the MVA staff in 2018 and is ready to bring her wealth of experience to a new generation of players.Hannah loves coaching because she can combine her abilities in leadership and teaching with her passion for volleyball.She is studying pre-occupational therapy and loves being outside.

Hannah Dykema

Ashley Edwards

16 Regional

Ashley Edwards comes to MVA via Newark HS (IL) and the GVSU Women’s Club Volleyball program.She joined MVA in 2016 and was previously an assistant at Hamilton HS.Ashley is motivated to help individuals reach their personal goals and help them improve their volleyball skills and strategy.She is also passionate about conservation work, which she does full time during the spring/summer, and is also a wildland firefighter! She has a dog, Jeeves, and enjoys snowboarding in the winter months.

Ashley Edwards

Bailey Fisette

14 Regional

Bailey Fisette has been coaching since 2013 and with MVA since 2015.She has been in the gym since she was little, is inspired by watching her mom succeed as a coach, and wants to follow in her footsteps.Her motivation lies in helping kids fall in love with the game the same way she has.Bailey is a former scholar athlete from South Lyon HS, is a current GVSU student in pre-physical therapy, and is a current rehabilitation aid.In her spare time, Bailey volunteers at the Conductive Learning Center helping children with cerebral palsy.

Bailey Fisette

TJ Fredrick

16 Regional

TJ Fredrick joined MVA in the spring of 2017 after playing at the Huron Valley Volleyball Academy and is a current member of the GVSU Men’s Club Volleyball program.TJ’s playing experience at a variety of positions, allows him to coach players with different skill sets.After having experienced limited options for men’s volleyball in Michigan, TJ is passionate about helping athletes get the absolute most out of their opportunities and goals.TJ is nursing major at GVSU, a self-proclaimed nerd, and will challenge anyone at Harry Potter or Star Wars trivia.

TJ Fredrick

Alli Gutschow

16 Regional

Alli Gutschow is an MVA alumna who played for MVA through high school while she was an MVP and All-State selection at Forest Hills Eastern.Alli then took her talents to Oakland University where she graduated in 2017 after joining the 1000 dig club and Defensive players of the week honors of the Horizon League.Alli is a consummate competitor and loves instilling that in her players on the path to helping them reach their maximum potential.In her spare time, Alli is a mountaineer and a big mountain skier, she loves adrenaline sports and has hiked all of Colorado’s 14ers.

Megan Haas

17 Regional

Megan Haas brought her talents to MVA in 2015 after being an All-Conference and Offensive MVP player at Lakeview High School.She loves coaching because it allows her to pass her love for the game on to younger players. Her favorite coaching quote is “the two things in life you are in total control over are your attitude and your effort” and her strengths lie in instilling this in her players and pushing them to be their best.Megan still loves to play volleyball and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Megan Haas

Destiny Kuzee

12 Regional

Destiny Kuzee is a 2016 Morley Stanwood graduate where she was an All-Conference, All-Region, and All-State volleyball athlete.She is a current player at Davenport University and has been coaching with us since she graduated High School.Destiny loves coaching younger athletes because their “ah ha” moments are profound and seeing their progress over the year is incredibly motivating.She coaches by the quote “be willing to do the small things and you’ll be making the big things happen”.Density is majoring in Medical Assisting and Phlebotomy and is looking forward to her internship at Spectrum Health.

Destiny Kuzee

Beth Loehfelm

12 Regional

Beth Loehfelm brings over 28 years of volleyball coaching experience to MVA, where she has coached since 2007.She has coached youth, club, varsity, and national level athletes throughout Michigan, Ohio, New York, Connecticut and the Cayman Islands.Beth is Temperance Bedford alumna and continued her volleyball career at The Ohio State University, Marshall University, and on the Cayman Islands National team.She has coached at Northview HS, Forest Hills Central HS, and the GVSU Women’s Club team where she was a NCCS Coach of the Year finalist.Beth has her BS in Exercise Science from Ohio State and is a certified personal trainer.She currently is a realtor in Grand Rapids and an adjunct professor at GVSU.Beth and her husband, Erik, have four daughters who are also athletes and coaches for MVA.

Beth Loehfelm

Jordan McCulloch

16 Regional

Jordan McCulloch joined the MVA staff in 2015 and is a former Davenport University Men’s Volleyball player. He was the 2nd assistant at Ferris State for 4 years and is a current assistant for the Aquinas Men’s and Women’s Volleyball teams.Jordan has a passion for learning new techniques and improving on different methods of coaching.He loves that coaching allows you to help instill strong values in players, as well as teach the game he loves.Jordan is a full-time coach, but he also drives for Lyft and runs a YouTube series on the side.

Jordan McCulloch

Brooke Nicholson

13 Regional

Brooke Nicholson is a current member of the Cornerstone University volleyball team and a former GR Catholic Central All-Conference player.She joined MVA in 2017 and loves volleyball because of the passion and hardwork it requires.Her favorite part of coaching is seeing the girls improve, work together, and most importantly have fun.She strives to bring energy and communication to her team every single day.When she’s not playing, coaching, or studying, Brooke enjoys all varieties of sports and physical activity and ehanging with her friends.

Brooke Nicholson

Kayla Salyer

13 Regional

Kayla Salyer is new to the MVA staff in 2017 but is a former player with the program.She is currently a member of the GRCC Volleyball team and was an All-Region and All-Conference player at Coopersville. Kayla loves that volleyball allows you to “leave it all at the door” and knows it can be a great stress reliever as well as an influential atmosphere to help athletes develop strong leadership skills.Kayla is a business major, enjoys binging on Netflix with her roommates, and going on family outings when she can fit it into her busy schedule.

Kayla Salyer

Meghan Scanlon

12 Regional

Meghan Scanlon has been coaching with MVA since its inception in 2007.She was a Jenison HS standout and completed her career at GVSU.Meghan has coached around the area for over a decade, including high school, youth teams, and as a setting coach at GVSU.Being around volleyball her entire life, Meghan has developed a passion for coaching that goes well beyond the court.She balances fun and competitiveness to help her players enjoy the game while continuously improving.Meghan loves to read, is a self-proclaimed science nerd, and is obsessed with her dog Charlotte.

Meghan Scanlon

Bri Tilton

14 Regional

Brianna Tilton joined the MVA staff in the spring of 2017.She is a Forest Hills Central grad where she was Honorable Mention All-Conference setter.An alumna of the MVA program, she is currently a student at GVSU and a member of the Women’s Club Volleyball Team.Brianna is a coach for FHN Middle School and the FHC Freshman squad.She enjoys teaching her players more than just the volleyball skills, but life lessons that are useful off the court too.Bri’s favorite coaching quote is “make yourself better than you were yesterday” and she strives to help her athletes do just that.Brianna is the oldest of four and is a huge Iowa Hawkeye’s fan!

Taylor Tuttle

15 Regional

Taylor Tuttle joins the 2017 MVA staff after her first year as the West Catholic freshman coach.She is a Kenowa Hills graduate where she was an All-Conference, MVP volleyball athlete.Taylor is passionate about helping players turn their hard work into noticeable improvements and aims to always be a supportive, patient, adaptive coach.Taylor will be a 2018 graduate from Central Michigan University with a BS in Accounting and in her free time enjoys watching sports, attending concerts, and camping.

Alyssa VanDyke

17 Regional

Alyssa VanDyke started with MVA in 2017, she has been coaching since 2012 with the Belding MS and JV programs.Alyssa was an athlete with the Western Michigan University Club team and a graduate of Belding High School.She loves coaching because she gets to see the little improvements that the players make every day.Alyssa has been mentored by her HS coach and strives to have an equally positive influence on her players.Alyssa is a mom to two boys and spends as much time as possible with them and her husband.

Alyssa VanDyke

Marissa Villarrubia

16 Regional

Marissa Villarrubia is a graduate of Plainfield East HS (Romeoville, IL) who continued her volleyball career at the University of Dallas and GVSU club team and joined the MVA staff in the spring of 2017.She credits her court vision and awareness in helping her be a successful coach.Her favorite part of coaching is when you see the joy of a player accomplishing a new skill they have been working on.She believes volleyball can bring a lasting sense of purpose and friendship to a person’s life, as it did for her.Marissa is a patient services rep at Spectrum Health’s Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine office and loves exploring the new restaurants and ventures in Grand Rapids.

Marissa Villarrubia

Megan Wiczniwski

17 Regional

Megan Wiczniwski joined the MVA staff in 2017 after over a decade of coaching in youth programs around the country.She attended Divernon HS (IL) where she acquired All-Conference All-Region honors and was the first volleyball athlete in school history to receive a Division II scholarship, to Lewis University.Megan had great mentors that she admired and hopes to do that for her own athletes.She loves seeing the potential in a player and then watching them discover it in themselves.Megan is a loan officer and insurance account rep for State Farm, loves horseback riding, the beach and country music.She spends most of her time with her husband and there two girls, Haylee and Madision.

Megan Wiczniwski

Shannon Winicki

15 Regional

Shannon Winicki is a MVA and Rockford alumna where she was an All-State Outside Hitter.She continued her volleyball career at GVSU where she gained All-Conference honors.She has been coaching with MVA since 2014 and uses her positive feedback to motivate and drive hard work in her players.Her love for coaching stems from her ability to continue to be around the sports she loves and help influence young women in the same positive manner she experienced.Shannon is an advertising and PR major, is passionate about fitness and health, and loves to travel and camp.

Shannon Winicki

Nicole Ybarra

15 Regional

Nicole Ybarra joined MVA staff in 2017, but has been coaching in the club and high school scene since 2015.A Kalamazoo native, Nicole played for Parchment HS and was also a member of the club volleyball at Michigan State.Nicole instills in her players that mistakes part of the learning process and will help them grow as players.She believes that a positive attitude and encouragement will always lead to positive results.With her daughter Kayden in MVA, her son playing travel baseball, and her husband also coaching travel sports, much of their family life revolves around sports and they wouldn’t have it any other way!

Nicole Ybarra

Competitive Coaches

Hannah Barton

14 Competitive

Hannah Barton started with MVA in 2018, is a current member of the GVSU club volleyball program, and a South Lyon graduate where she was a team MVP and two time All-Conference setter.She is excited to start coaching because she loves that volleyball is a versatile sport, is never boring, and there is always more to learn.Hannah encourages her players to find new ways of playing and understanding the game and enjoys seeing a groups progress throughout the year.She is an accounting major and enjoys reading, watching movies, and spending time with her family and friends.

Hannah Barton

Blair Cremerius

14 Competitive

Blair Cremerius joined the MVA staff in the fall of 2017 after instructing youth rec leagues and private lessons since 2013.Blair was an MVP at Lemont HS (IL) and is current on the GVSU club volleyball team.She enjoys making practice fun, and is motivated to make her kids better as both players and people.The best volleyball advice she was given as a player came from her dad.“Play hard, have fun”.This simple phrase always reminded her to play to the best of her ability but more importantly, to enjoy her time on the court.She hopes to instill those same concepts in her team by fostering improvement and fun.Blair is in pre-physical therapy at GVSU and is also a lifeguard for the YMCA.

Blair Cremerius

Lauren Helsen

13 Competitive

Lauren Helsen is a former All-Conference, All-Regional, All-State standout at Coopersville HS.She continued her career playing at GRCC where she was All-Conference, All-Region selection.Lauren has been coaching with MVA since 2016 and one of her strengths is her ability to relate with players since she is still a player herself.She enjoys coaching young players who are just being introduced to volleyball and hopes to help them gain a love for the sport. Lauren is a nursing major, likes reading Harry Potter, and enjoys vacationing at Sleeping Bear Dunes.

Lauren Helsen

Megan Jezak

14 Competitive

Megan Jezak joined MVA in 2017 and is a former player for Holt High School.She uses persistence, constructive criticism, and goofiness to create a positive, safe, and challenging environment for her players.She strongly believes in the ability of sport to develop an individual’s leadership and teamwork skills throughout life.Megan is a social media intern for GR Now, an advertising/PR/marketing student at GVSU, enjoys photography, and is a huge MSU fan.

Megan Jezak

Alexis Kilpatrick

12 Competitive

Alexis Kilpatrick is a current volleyball player at Davenport University and a former 2 time all conference player at Belleville HS.She joined the MVA coaching staff in the fall of 2017 after coaching middle school since 2015.Alexis uses her patience and understanding of the game to help players learn in different ways.She loves working with kids and the rewards of teaching individuals who are passionate about the same things she is.In her free time Alexis enjoys the beach, boating, working out, and playing with her dogs.

Alexis Kilpatrick

Payton Kline

13 Competitive

Payton Kline is a former athlete from Romeo HS where she was an All-Region, All-State selection.She is currently on the Aquinas College volleyball team where she was named to the WHAC All-Freshman Team.While new to MVA in 2018, she has been coaching youth volleyball for several years.She brings great energy and an outgoing personality to the court every day and coaches with the hope that she can help young girls fall in love with the sport the same way she did.Payton is majoring in counseling psychology with an emphasis in music and children/adolescents.

Payton Kline

Kolby Kloosterman

13 Competitive

Kolby Kloosterman comes to MVA in 2017 via Lowell HS where she was a team captain and has been coaching in their youth programming since 2013.An alumna of MVA, she loves to coach because it’s a perfect mix for her natural competitive spirit and her love of working with kids.It brings her the most joy to see players create friendships and memories that will last a lifetime.Kolby is a marketing specialist in Grand Rapids and in her free time loves to spend time with her dogs, explore new places, and kickbox!

Kolby Kloosterman

Emily Koeller

14 Competitive

Emily Koeller started coaching with MVA in the spring of 2017 and has been a coach at West Catholic, her alma mater, since 2015.She brings a balance of fun and competitiveness to her teams and her favorite part of coaching is getting to see a player’s hard work pay off.Emily strives to be a coach who leaves a positive lasting influence on her athletes and be someone who has helped them achieve their goals.Emily is studying radiology at GRCC and loves spending time at Silver Lake Sand Dunes with her friends and family.

Emily Koeller

Demitria Kuzzee

12 Competitive

Demi Kuzee started at MVA in the spring of 2017, completed her High School career at Morley Stanwood and is a current player at Davenport University.She has been running youth volleyball camps since high school and has been a part of our 12U program since.Demi enjoys giving back to kids what she received when she was little, and loves helping them achieve their goals.She enjoys seeing her words become actions and working with athletes who want to learn something new.Demi’s favorite athlete is Kerri Walsh, she loves playing all different sports, and horseback riding.

Demitria Kuzzee

Katelin Senneker

13 Competitive

Katelin Senneker is a current member of the Aquinas College volleyball team and joined the MVA staff in 2018.She strives to help young kids get to their next level and have fun while doing so.Her favorite quote is “winners never quit, and quitters never win” because it’s a great reminder that you often have to push yourself past some failures to reach your goals.Katelin is a full-time student athlete but tries to travel as often as she can.She also enjoys getting outside during the summer to play some beach volleyball or slow pitch softball.

Katelin Senneker

Emma Summerfield

12 Competitive

Emma Summerfield has been coaching with MVA since 2016 after playing college volleyball at Grace Bible College. She is an alumna of the MVA program and is motivated by seeing improvements and results in each of her players and loves the relationships that can be fostered, on and off the court, within a team.Her main strength is her ability to stay positive in all situations.When she’s not coaching Emma is lifeguard at the YMCA, enjoys reading, and playing the piano.

Emma Summerfield