Mary Beth Svorinic

Club Director

Bio:

It is with honor and excitement that we introduce Victorium’s newest family member and inaugural Volleyball Club Director, Mary Beth Svorinic. Mary Beth may be new to us but she is definitely not new to the challenges of the role. With 25 years of youth sport leadership including serving as Athletic Director at St. John XXIII Catholic School, as an integral member of the Notre Dame Preparatory Athletic Department and as a club director at AZ Sky Volleyball Club, successfully running one of the largest clubs in the state, Mary Beth’s ability to positively shape the lives of young athletes fueling them to succeed on and off the court is unparalleled. Driven by her love for kids and a passion for sport, Mary Beth is dedicated to empowering young athletes by focusing on their overall balance and development; body, mind and spirit. It is that balance coupled with her fighting spirit that helped Mary Beth successfully overcome cancer in 2014 and return with a renewed love for life and the opportunities it presents. “Victorium has offered me the opportunity to positively influence the lives of young women through volleyball and the community. With the love and support of my family, I have accepted this challenge with a full heart and cannot wait for the season to begin!”

Ali Svorinic

Assistant Club Director of Victorium Volleyball/Coach

Coaching Experience:

  • 2019-2018: Victorium Volleyball 13 UA Coach
  • 2019-2018: Victorium Volleyball Academy Coach
  • 2016-2017: Mesa Juniors 14s Head Coach
  • 2014: AZ Sky 14’s Festival Team Assistant Coach

Playing Experience:

  • 2016-2013: Colorado Mesa University, DII, RMAC Conference, Setter
  • 2016, 2015: Inaugural Season, Colorado Mesa University Beach, DI
  • 2016: averaged 14.46 assists on the weekend and her 58 assists in 4 game match puts her 4th nationally in single match high
  • 2016, 2015: Colorado Mesa University Team Captain
  • 2016: Colorado Mesa University, Captains Award, Tarleton TexAnn Tournament All Tournament Team, 2016 RMAC Honorable Mention, 2016 NCAA Tournament Division II
  • 2015: NCAA Tournament Division II, RMAC All Tournament Team, RMAC All Tournament Team, RMAC Championship Runner-Up
  • 2014: NCAA Tournament Division II Sweet 16, RMAC Champions
  • 2014, 2013: CMU/MSC State Volleyball All-Time Letter Winners 2013-14
  • 2012-2009: Notre Dame Preparatory 4 year Varsity starter Setter/OH
  • 2012, 2011, 2010: AZ All-State selection
  • 2011, 2010: Notre Dame Preparatory MVP

Certifications/Training:

  • CPR/First Aid
  • Safe Sport Certified
  • Impact Certified

Amber Kersh

Coach

Bio:

Amber is very passionate about the game of volleyball and coaching young athletes, because of her experience and life lessons learned as a player which helped her achieve personal and professional goals as an adult. She is now a registered nurse in the emergency department at Banner Desert Medical Center and is excited about getting back into the gym. “Volleyball played such a significant role in my life and taught me the importance of communication, discipline, and teamwork. I am very excited about restarting my journey as a coach, and to help instill values that got me to where I am today”.

Coaching Experience:

  • 2019-2018: Victorium Volleyball 12 UA Assistant Coach
  • 2014: College Coaches Camp Assistant with University of Arizona Dave Rubio, Northern Arizona University Ken Murphy, University of Pacific Greg Gibbons, Texas Tech University Don Flora, Wichita State Chris Lamb, California Lutheran University Kellee Roesel, Sonoma State Bear Grassl
  • 2014: AZ Sky Assistant Coach 15 Festival
  • 2014: 5/6th Grade Head Coach Phoenix Country Day
  • 2014-2013: AZ Sky Assistant Coach 14 National
  • 2013-2012: AZ Sky Assistant Coach 13 National
  • 2012-2011: AZ Sky CVP Developmental Program

Playing Experience:

  • 2011-2009: Arizona State University Club Volleyball Team
  • 2009-2006: Mountain View High School Varsity Team

Certifications/Training:

  • Impact certified
  • RN Banner Desert Medical Center
  • Safe Sport Certified

Angela Lang

Coach

Coaching Experience:

  • 2018-2019: Victorium 13UA Head Coach
  • 2016-2015: AZ Sky Volleyball 14’s
  • 2015-2014: AZ Sky Volleyball 18’s
  • 2011-2008: White Tanks Volleyball Club
  • 2011-2008: Verrado High School Varsity Head Coach
  • 2007-2004: Desert Vista Assistant Coach
  • 2007-2006: AZ East Valley Juniors 16-1 Assistant Coach
  • 2006-2005: AZ Foothills Volleyball Club 13-1 Co-Head Coach and 16-2 Assistant Coach
  • 2005-2004: AZ Foothills Volleyball Club 16-1 Co-Head Coach
  • 2004: High Altitude Volleyball Club (Flagstaff) 18-2’s
  • 2003: High Altitude Volleyball Club 14-1’s
  • 2003: Coconino High School JV Volunteer Assistant Coach
  • 2001: Desert Vista High School Men’s JV Head Coach
  • 2001: AZ Foothills Volleyball Club 12-1

Playing Experience:

  • 2 Years Northern Arizona University
  • 2 Years Glendale Community College
  • 3 Years Desert Vista High School Varsity
  • 1 Year Arizona Juniors 18-2’s
  • 1 Year Club Red Juniors 18-2’s

Certifications/Training:

  • EMT/Firefighter
  • Impact Certified
  • Safe Sport Certified
  • B.S. in Psychology NAU 2003

Aubrey Tanner Tenney

Coach

Coaching Experience:

  • 2019-2018: Victorium Volleyball 14 UA Assistant Coach
  • 2018: Pinnacle High School JV Assistant Coach

Certifications/Training:

  • Impact Certified
  • Safe Sport Certified

Beth Lemke

Lead Coach for Club & All Skills Academy

Bio:

Beth is a seasoned volleyball coach, with 20 years of club and high school coaching experience. Some of her proudest coaching moments include winning back to back high school state titles while at Northwest Christian and being named Arizona Republic small school coach of the year in 2011.

Beth loves the game of volleyball and is passionate about helping young athletes find that same love for the sport, while having fun improving their game. She also believes that through volleyball many life lessons are learned, including teamwork, respect, camaraderie, time management and how to deal with adversity. Beth’s coaching style focuses on the complete growth process of each player and even though she’s very competitive and wants to win, she doesn’t get caught up in the results. Beth will be our lead coach for Victorium Volleyball. Beth will also lead our weekly All Skills Academy.

Beth is married to Jeff and has 3 grown children – Sarah, Anne and Tom.

Coaching Experience:

  • 2019-2018: Victorium Volleyball 17 UA Head Coach
  • 2017-2016: Club Arrowhead 14N1 Head Coach, finished 25th USAV Jr Nationals in USA Division
  • 2016-2015: Club Arrowhead 13N1 Head Coach, finished 29th USAV Jr Nationals in National Division
  • 2015-2014: Club Arrowhead 17 Open Head Coach
  • 2014-2013: AZ Sky 17 Open Head Coach, finished 12th at USAV Jr. Nationals in American Division
  • 2014-2013: AZ Sky 13R1 Head Coach
  • 2013-2012: AZ Sky 14N1, finished 11th at USAV Jr. Nationals in USA Division
  • 2013: AZ Sky 13R1 Head Coach – Arizona Festival team
  • 2012-2011: AZ Sky 14N1, finished 5th at USAV Jr. Nationals in National Division
  • 2011-2010: AZ Sky 12N2
  • 2007-2002: Grand Canyon Juniors Volleyball Club (Coached 12s, 14Ns & 16Ns)
  • 2002-1998: Agape Volleyball Club (Coached 12s & 14Ns)

High School Coaching Experience:

  • 2013-2009: Northwest Christian High School Varsity Head Coach, 3-2A State championship titles & 1 runner-up state finish (Record 126-32)
  • 2009-2005: Northwest Christian High School JV Head Coach (Record 53-1) & Varsity assistant
  • 2002-1996: Valley Lutheran High School Co-Head Coach , won 2 state championship titles in division 1A (1996 & 1997) & 2 state titles in division 2A (1999 & 2001)
  • 1996-1984: Coached at various middle school and high schools in Indiana and Nebraska

Coaching Honors:

  • 2013 Selected as Arizona Coaches Association (ACA) Senior All-Stars Coach
  • 2013 ACA Co-Coach of the Year
  • 2011 Named Arizona Republic Small Coach of the year–
  • 2011 Selected as ACA Senior All-Stars Coach
  • 2011 ACA Coach of the Year
  • 2010 2A West Region Coach of the Year
  • 2009 2A Metro Region Co-Coach of the Year

Playing Experience:

  • DI Volleyball & Basketball – Creighton University, Omaha
  • 3 Years of Varsity Volleyball –Grand Island, Nebraska

Certifications/Training:

  • Impact certified
  • CPR & First Aid Certified
  • Concussion Certified
  • Safe Sport Certified

Jackie Switzer

Coach

Bio:

I coach for the love of this game. I enjoy teaching and playing. Team sports were instrumental in my life and I want it to be that way for others as well. Volleyball is my deepest happy place.

I believe that every athlete should leave a practice tired, having learned something and excited to come back.

Coaching Experience:

  • 2019-2018: Victorium Volleyball 14UA Head Coach
  • 2016–2013: Northwest Christian High School Varsity
  • 20016-2006: AZ Sky Volleyball Club 12 Travel, 14 Travel 16 Travel, 18 Travel
  • 2002–1992: Sunnyslope High SchoolJv/Varsity

Playing Experience:

  • Present-1990: Play on Competitive Adult Travel Teams
  • 1985: Phoenix College Summer team
  • 1981–1985: Player/Captain Sunnyslope HS

Certifications/Training:

  • Capp1
  • Impact Certified
  • Safe Sport Certified

Katelynn Paine

Coach

Coaching Experience:

  • 2019-2018: Victorium Volleyball Coach
  • Present-2012: Pinnacle High School- Varsity Girls Head Volleyball Coach, Phoenix AZ
  • 2016-2015: Livewire Volleyball Club – Head Coach and Assistant Coach, Phoenix AZ
  • 2015-2008: Arizona Sky Volleyball Club – Head Coach and Assistant Coach, Phoenix AZ
  • 2014-2011: Willow Canyon High School- Varsity Girls Volleyball Coach, Surprise, AZ
  • 2015-2014: Willow Canyon High School- Sand Volleyball Coach, Surprise, AZ
  • 2010: Willow Canyon High School- Freshman Girls Volleyball Coach, Surprise, AZ
  • 2009: Bourgade Catholic High School- JV Girls Volleyball Coach, Phoenix, AZ

Playing Experience:

  • Deer Valley High School- 2000-2004
  • North Valley Jrs Volleyball Club- 1997-2004

Certifications/Training:

  • Impact Certified
  • Safe Sport Certified

Lindsay Preach

Bio:

Lindsay Preach has been playing and coaching competitive volleyball for a combined total of nineteen years. During Lindsay’s playing career, she was as an outside hitter and an opposite hitter.

Lindsay has a passion for teaching the sport and throughly enjoys coaching and helping players reach their highest potential.

Coaching Experience:

  • High School (5 years)
  • Xavier College Preparatory, JV Assistant
  • Notre Dame Preparatory, JV Assistant
  • St. Mary’s High School, Varsity Assistant
  • Perry High School, Varsity Assistant

Club Coaching Experience:

  • Club Arrowhead, 15 National Team, co-head coach (qualified for 2016 nationals)
  • Scottsdale Volleyball Academy, 18-1, co-head coach
  • Arizona Storm, 15 East, Head Coach
  • Arizona Storm, 18 Thunder, Assistant Coach
  • Arizona Grand Canyon Juniors, 15-1, Assistant
  • Arizona Grand Canyon Juniors, 13-1, Assistant

Certifications/Training:

  • Impact Certified
  • Safe Sport Certified

Marinda Killeen

Coach

Coaching Experience:

  • Victorium Volleyball Academy Coach
  • YMCA Coach
  • AZ Sky Volleyball 14’s Festival Team
  • Various Camps and Clinics in Arizona

Playing Experience:

  • 2016-2015: San Angelo University
  • 2014-2013: Masters College
  • 2012-2009: Horizon High School
  • 2013-2007: AZ Sky Volleyball Club

Certifications/Training:

  • Impact Certified
  • Safe Sport Certified

Marissa Boelter

Coach

Coaching Experience:

  • 2019-2018: Victorium Volleyball 16 UA Assistant Coach

Playing Experience:

  • 2016-2013: Trinity International University
  • 2 time CCAC All Academic Team 2016, 2015
  • 2013-2010: N0rthwest Christian High School and Joy Christian High School
  • Played Junior Club Career at AZ Storm and AZ Sky

 

Certifications/Training:

  • Impact Certified
  • Safe Sport Certified

Melissa Hess

Coach

Coaching Experience:

  • 2019-2018: Victorium Volleyball 12 UA Head Coach
  • 3rd season Assistant Coach at South Mountain Community College, 3 years with winning records. Philosophy focuses on developmental & technical skill
  • 2018: South Mountain Community College went to regionals
  • 2017: South Mountain Community College went to regionals placed third
  • 2017-2016: Coached at Spiral 16s & 15s
  • 2017: Placed top 15 at nationals
  • 2016: Placed 5th at festival
  • 2015-2012: Mesa Juniors Head Coach

Playing Experience:

  • 2015-2016: Professional team in Austria where we placed 3rd in nationals
  • 2014-2011: Colorado Mesa University, DII, RMAC Conference, Middle
  • 2014: NCAA Tournament Division II Sweet 16, RMAC Champions
  • 2014: All-American Honors, RMAC Tournament MVP, RMAC All-Tournament Team, All-RMAC First Team
  • 2013: All-American Honors, AVCA Honorable Mention All-American, AVCA All-South Central Region First Team
  • 2011: Horizon High School Athlete of the Year
  • 2011-2010: Two-Time All State First Team
  • 2010-2009: Back to Back 5A State Championship Horizon High School Varsity Volleyball

Certifications/Training:

  • Impact Certified
  • Safe Sport Certified

Olivia Brunt

Coach

Bio:

Olivia is a member of the Grand Canyon University Women’s Club Volleyball team. She had an outstanding career as a setter at Sandra Day O’Connor High School and continues to excel as a leader and captain of the GCU Women’s Club Team, earning several accolades throughout her collegiate experience. Olivia was named MVP of the MWVC Conference in 2018 and 2019 after winning three consecutive conference championships. Olivia has coached club and worked various camps and clinics in Arizona for the last three years and enjoys giving back to the sport she is passionate about.

Coaching Experience:

  • 2018-2019: Victorium 15UA Assistant Coach
  • 2018-2017: Beth Lemke Camps and Clinics

Playing Experience:

  • Present-2017: Grand Canyon University Women’s Club Team; won Three Conference Championships
  • 2019: MWVC MVP and All Conference Team Selection
  • 2016: Deer Valley School District High School Female Athlete of the Year
  • 2016: Sandra Day O’Connor High School Female Athlete of the Year
  • 2015-2012: Sandra Day O’Connor High School 4 year Varsity Player

Certifications/Training:

  • Impact Certified
  • Safe Sport Certified

Randy Litchfield

Associate Coach for Camps, Clinics, and Private Lessons

Coaching Experience:

  • 2019-2018: Victorium Volleyball 16 UA Head Coach
  • 2015-2011: Owner/Director – Vision Volleyball Club, Indianapolis, IN
    Founded and developed Vision during summer of 2011; opened doors to facility
    Oct.1, 2011
    Managing Partner and President of elite-training based club; in charge of every aspect of organization
    Launching new non-profit segment of VVC – Vision Gives Back will focus on returning the gifts we all have received
  • 2011-2007: Owner/Director – Indiana Volleyball Academy (IVA)
    Led IVA to over 100% growth in the first year of directorship through recruitment and promotion of coaches
    Initiated athlete and coach developmental program with focus on multi-tier volleyball, not just elite levels
    Managed facility, budget and overall growth of profit center, including launching tournament business
    Led the instruction of over 1200 youth athletes via progression teaching methods
  • 2006-1989: Ball State University- Women’s Volleyball Head Coach
    Teams won 8 Mid-American Conference (MAC) championships
    2005-1991 Guided BSU to 15 consecutive winning seasons, 9th longest streak in the nation
    2005-1991 Cardinals had an average national computer ranking of 43rd of over 300+teams with highs of 18th and 22nd
    2003 Assisted Head Coach Arnie Ball with US Men’s National B Team during summer training
    2002, named by Terry Pettit and Kath DeBoer as one of the nation’s top 40 program builders of all time
    1994 Defeated highly ranked Illinois for first-ever NCAA tournament victory in Champaign II
    1992 Led Ball State to its first-ever NCAA tournament victory in, with six more berths following
    Career MAC record of 231-61 (.790); career overall record of 373-179, one of the top 50 percentages of all time
    Led BSU to thirteen 20-win seasons, including 11 straight, longest in MAC history
    Led BSU to 51 straight MAC wins over three-year period
    Coached Mid American Conference record 55 All-MAC players; 5 MAC MVP’s; and several AVCA Mideast All-Americans
    Many former players coached successfully at all levels, including as Division 1 head coaches

Coaching Honors:

  • Coached 32 Academic All-Conference players, most in MAC history
  • Coached a conference record eight Academic All-Americans
  • Ball State volleyball teams complied a 3.2+GPA 21 times and 3.0+GPA 19 times leading most sport teams on campus
  • 2003: Coached and consulted with USA Men’s National Team

Playing Experience:

  • 1989-1984: Completed on various professional beach volleyball tour
  • 1986: USAV Rookie Open All-American
  • 1984: Ball State Team Captain and MVP and Volleyball Magazine 2nd Team All-American
  • 1984: NCAA Final Four participant – Pauley Pavilion, UCLA
  • 1984-1983: All-Conference player at Ball State University
  • 1981: USAV Junior National All-American
  • 1980-1977: Four-time Indiana State Champion and Team Captain at Paul Harding High School

Certifications/Training:

  • USA Volleyball CAP IV certified
  • AAU Double-Goal Coach certified
  • EMT/Paramedic School 2007
  • Impact Certified
  • Safe Sport Certified

Sarah Svorinic

Club Setting Coach

Bio:

Sarah has been fortunate to have trained with some exceptional coaches throughout her athletic career and she has remained very passionate about volleyball and her ability to give back to younger players through coaching; hopefully passing on her love for the game.  As a Phoenix Firefighter and Paramedic, Sarah deals daily with a multitude of intense situations where she has used life lessons and leadership skills learned through sport to enable her to make good strategic decisions in her job and in her life. Sarah’s experiences as a collegiate student athlete have given her the grit and determination needed to accomplish her goals and dreams as well as making life long friendships playing a game she loves. “Its a privilege to work with young athletes and I am grateful for the opportunity to give back to our community and pass on my love for the game. Volleyball has been an incredible part of my life and coaching allows me to pay if forward.”

Coaching Experience:

  • 2019-2018: Victorium Volleyball 17 UA
  • 2017-2016: Club Arrowhead 14 Open Assistant Coach
  • 2015: Notre Dame Preparatory Inaugural Beach Program Varsity Head Coach
  • 2014: Notre Dame Preparatory Volleyball Freshman Head Coach, Varsity Assistant Coach
  • 2014/2013: College Coaches Camp with University of Arizona Dave Rubio, Northern Arizona University Ken Murphy, University of Pacific Greg Gibbons, Texas Tech University Don Flora, Wichita State Chris Lamb, California Lutheran University Kellee Roesel, Sonoma State Bear Grassl
  • 2014-2011: AZ Sky Beach Head Coach includes AZ Region, AAU and USAV nationals
  • 2014-2013: AZ Sky 17 Open Assistant Coach, finished 12th at USAV Jr. Nationals in Am Division
  • 2013-2011: AZ Sky Setting Coach
  • 2013-2012: AZ Sky 18 Gold Assistant Coach
  • 2012-2011: AZ Sky 14N1 Assistant Coach
  • 2011-2010: AZ Sky 13N2 Assistant Coach
  • 2010-2009: AZ Sky 12s Assistant Coach

Playing Experience:

  • 2008-2011: Duquesne University, DI Atlantic 10 Conference, Starting Setter, Captain, Career High of 1260 assists, 5th best in school history. Career match best: 57 assists at Charlotte, 20 digs vs. George Washington
  • 2004-2007: Notre Dame Preparatory 4 year starting setter. 3x MVP, 2007 Black Canyon 4A11 Player of the Year, 2007 All Arizona Team, 2007 All Tribune Team, 2007 Arizona All Star, 2004-2007 First Team All Region, 2007 NDP State Championship
  • Played junior club career in the Arizona Region at Club Red, Arizona Juniors, and AZ Sky

Certifications/Training:

  • Phoenix Fire Paramedic National Certification /Firefighter
  • Impact Certified
  • Safe Sport Certified

Wellington Afusia

Coach

Bio:

Wellington Afusia is enjoying his first year as a student coach for GCU Men’s Club Volleyball team.  Afusia is a Grand Canyon University student majoring in Business Management with minors in accounting and finance, and economics. At Carson High School in California, Afusia was a four-year varsity volleyball player, leading the Colts to their first-ever championship title in 2014. Afusia also won two gold medals, a silver, and a bronze medal in the boys Junior National Championships for Huntington Beach.  Besides serving as the captain and president for the Men’s Club Volleyball team, Afusia also has experience coaching and running volleyball clinics in Arizona and Southern California.

 

Coaching Experience:

  • 2019-2018: Victorium 15UA Head Coach
  • 2019-Present: Grand Canyon University Men’s Club Coach

Playing Experience:

  • 2019-2016: Grand Canyon University’s Men’s Club Team
  • 2019-Present: Plays in various adult indoor and beach leagues
  • 2015-2012: Carson High School

Certifications/Training:

  • Impact Certified
  • Safe Sport Certified