Mary Beth Svorinic

Club Director and Coach

Bio:

Mary Beth has 30 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.

Ali Svorinic

Director of Victorium Volleyball/Coach/Recruiting Coordinator

Coaching Experience:

  • Present-2018: Victorium Volleyball Club Co-Director
  • 2024-2023: Victorium Volleyball Club 14 UA Head Coach, 17 UA Assistant Coach
  • 2023-2022: Victorium Volleyball Club 14 UA Head Coach, 16 UA Assistant Coach
  • Present-2022: Notre Dame Preparatory Varsity Assistant
  • 2022-2021: Victorium Volleyball Club 17UA Head Coach, 14 UA Assistant Coach, 12 Black Head Coach
  • 2021-2020: Victorium Volleyball Club 17 UA Assistant Coach, 13 UA Head Coach
  • 2020-2019: Victorium Volleyball 13 UA Head Coach, 18 UA Assistant Coach
  • 2019-2018: Victorium Volleyball 13 UA Coach
  • 2019-2018: Victorium Volleyball Lead 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, 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

Abby Baker

Coach

Coaching Experience:

  • 2023-2024: Victorium Volleyball Club 16 Elite Head Coach
  • 2023-2022: Victorium Volleyball Club 15 Elite Head Coach
  • 2022-2021: Victorium Volleyball Club 15 Elite Head Coach
  • 2021-2020: Victorium Volleyball Club 15 Elite Head Coach
  • 2020-2019: Victorium Volleyball Club 16 Black Head Coach
  • 2019-2017: AZ Kings Head Coach

Certifications/Training:

  • Impact Certified
  • Safe Sport Certified

Alyse Ford

Assistant Coach

Coaching Experience:

  • Present-2022 12 UA Assistant Coach, 16 UA Assistant Coach

Playing Experience:

  • 2017-2018 ASU Outside Hitter
  • Pac-12 Honorable Mention
  • PAC-12 Offensive Player of the Week 11/19
  • 2015-2016 USC Outside Hitter
  • PAC 12 All-Freshman Team
  • All-PAC 12 Honorable Mention 15’ 16’
  • USC Classic All-Tournament Team
  • 2014 CIF 1AA Co-Player of the Year Mater Dei High School

Angela Lang

Coach

Coaching Experience:

  • 2024-2023: Victorium Volleyball Club Assistant Coach
  • 2023-2022: Victorium Volleyball Club 16 UA Head Coach
  • 2022-2021: Victorium Volleyball Club 15 UA Assistant Coach
  • 2021-2020: Victorium Volleyball Club 17 UA Head Coach
  • 2020-2019: Victorium Volleyball Club 18 UA Head Coach
  • 2019-2018: Victorium Volleyball Club 13 UA 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:

  • 2024-2023: Victorium Volleyball 14 Elite Head Coach
  • 2023-2022: Victorium Volleyball 14 Elite Head Coach, 12 Academy Coach
  • 2022-2021: Victorium Volleyball 14 Elite Head Coach
  • 2021-2020: Victorium Volleyball 14 Elite Head Coach, 12 Elite Head Coach
  • 2020-2019: Victorium Volleyball 16 Elite Head Coach
  • 2019-2018: Victorium Volleyball 14 UA Assistant Coach
  • 2019: Pinnacle High Freshman Head Coach
  • 2018: Pinnacle High 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:

  • 2024-2023: Victorium Volleyball Club Lead Coach
  • 2023-2022: Victorium Volleyball Club Lead Coach
  • 2022-2021: Victorium Volleyball Club 14 UA Head Coach, 17 UA Assistant Coach
  • 2021-2020: Victorium Volleyball Club 18 UA Head Coach, 14 UA Head Coach
  • 2020-2019: Victorium Volleyball 17 UA Head Coach
  • 2019-2018: Victorium Volleyball Club 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

Brittanie Favata

15 Elite Assistant Coach

Bio:

Brittanie was born and raised here in AZ and after being away for roughly 12 years she has returned home. She is a seasoned volleyball player with 17 years of experience.  Most recently, Brittanie was living in Scotland and attending the University of Edinburgh where she earned her law degree. The following year she put down the jersey and picked up the clipboard to become the assistant coach. She hasn’t looked back and has a passion for teaching and passing on her love for the game. When she is not playing, she is either reading, enjoying the latest podcast or working with her dog, Smith, on the agility field.

 

Coaching Experience:

  • Present: Victorium 16Elite Assistant Coach
  • Present: Boulder Creek Freshman Head Coach
  • 2020-2019: University of Edinburgh Women’s 1 Assistant Coach
  • 2018-2017: South Carolina Palmetto Strikers VC 14-3 Head Coach
  • 2017: Pinewood Academy JV Head Coach
  • 2017: Pinewood Academy Varsity Assistant Coach

Playing Experience:

  • 2023-2024: Victorium Volleyball Club 15 Elite Assistant Coach
  • 2022-2023: Victorium Volleyball Club 16 Elite Head Coach, 14 Black Assistant Coach, 13 Black Head Coach
  • 2022-2023: Cactus Shadows Freshman Head Coach
  • 2021-2022: Victorium Volleyball Club 15 Elite Assistant Coach
  • 2021-2022: Victorium Volleyball Club 14 Black Head Coach
  • 2021-2022: Boulder Creek High School JV Head Coach
  • 2019-2018: OH/Opp. University of Edinburgh Women’s 1 team, placing 2nd in Scottish Volleyball Championship
  • 2016-2014: Co-ed Club in New York City
  • 2009-2010: Colorado State University Women’s 1 Club Team
  • 2009-2006: Cactus Shadows HS Varsity Team, placing 2nd in State Finals in 2008
  • 2007-2006: AZ Sky 16s
  • 2006-2005: AZ Black Mountain Juniors 15s
  • 2005-2004: AZ Black Mountain Juniors 14s

Certifications/Training:

  • Safe Sport Certified
  • Impact Certified

Brittany Oddo

Coach

Coaching Experience:

  • 2024-2023: Victorium Volleyball Club 13 UA Head Coach
  • 2023-2022: Victorium Volleyball Club 13 Elite Assistant Coach

Bio coming soon!

Brooke Ide

Coach

Bio:

Brooke is a native Phoenician and played volleyball for Arizona Juniors for 8 years.  She was a four year varsity athlete at Xavier College Prep where she helped her team win the first three State Championships (1996,1997,1998) for the program.  She competed as the starting setter at both the University of Wyoming and then transferred to Saint Mary’s College of California.  After graduating with a degree in Maritime Archaeology she played overseas in Almeria, Spain.  Upon returning from Europe, she went into the corporate advertising and marketing world, got married, inherited a couple kids, and had a couple more.  In 2014 she went back to school and got her degree in Viticulture and Enology at the Southwest Wine Center and is currently the owner and winemaker of Vino Stache Winery in Elgin, AZ.  Brooke started her coaching career as a student assistant in high school at Brophy College Prep where they won their 1st state title in 1998. She has coached at all age groups with NorCal Juniors, Club Red Juniors and is excited to join the talented team of coaches and athletes at Victorium.

Coaching Experience:

  • 2023-2024: Victorium Volleyball Club 12 UA Head Coach
  • 2022-2023: Victorium Volleyball Club 12 UA Head Coach
  • 2022-2021: Victorium Volleyball Club 12 UA Head Coach and Academy Lead Coach
  • Club coaching at NorCal and Club Red
  • Several years of coaching experience. Resume will be updated soon.

Playing Experience:

  • St. Mary’s College

Cindy Kirk

Coach

Bio:

Bio coming soon!

Coaching Experience:

  • 2023-2024: Victorium Volleyball Club 12 Elite Head Coach
  • 2022-23: Victorium Volleyball Club 12 Elite Head Coach
  • 2022-23: Victorium Volleyball Club 16 Elite Assistant Coach
  • 2022: Notre Dame Preparatory JV Head Coach
  • Kroc Center Coach
  • Valley Christian Head Coach

Certifications/Training:

  • Impact Certified
  • Safesport Certified

Derek Wert

Coach

Coaching Experience:

  • 2023-2024: Victorium Volleyball Club Assistant Coach
  • 2023-2022: Victorium Volleyball Club 14 Black Head Coach
  • 2022-2021: Victorium Volleyball Club 14 Black Assistant Coach
  • 2021-2020: Victorium Volleyball Club 14 Elite Assistant Coach
  • 2020-2019: Victorium 14’s Regional Assistant Coach
  • 2015-2019: 4 yrs developmental volleyball coach, Scottsdale,AZ
  • 2012-2019: various youth sports coach, Phoenix/Scottsdale, AZ
  • 2001: Head Coach, JV Boys Volleyball Pleasant Valley High School Chico, CA

Playing Experience:

  • 2002-current: Adult Sand Volleyball
  • 1997-2000: Boys Volleyball Pleasant Valley High School Chico, CA

Certifications/Training:

  • Impact Certified
  • Safe Sport Certified
  • Positive Coaching Alliance Certified

Dominic Svorinic

Coach

Bio:

Dominic has been coaching youth sports for over 30 years. He has a passion for teaching student athletes strong fundamentals and life skills to help them be successful on and off the court.

Coaching Experience:

  • Present-2021: Victorium Volleyball Club Floating Coach
  • 2021-2020: Victorium Volleyball Club 13 UA Assistant Coach
  • 2020-2019: Victorium Volleyball Club 13 UA Assistant Coach
  • 2019-2016: Notre Dame Prep Men’s Basketball Coach
  • 2012-2007: Pope John XXIII Coach
  • 2007-1982: Coached various sports for city and school programs

Certifications/Training:

  • Impact Certified
  • Safe Sport Certified

Hector Olivera

Coach

Bio:

Hector has been coaching volleyball for over 15 years and is passionate about teaching and growing the game.

Coaching Experience:

  • 2023-2024: Victorium Volleyball Club 15 Elite Head Coach
  • 2022-2023: Victorium Volleyball Club 15 Elite Head Coach
  • 2020-present: Cactus Shadows High School, JV Head Coach
  • 2022-2020: Livewire 14’s Head Coach
  • 2020-2018: Ignite 14s Head Coach
  • 2019-2017: Cactus Shadows High School, Freshman Head Coach
  • 2019-2017: Club Vos 13-15s Head Coach
  • St. John XXIII

Playing Experience:

  • Adult Leagues

Certifications/Training:

  • Impact Certified
  • Safesport Certified
  • Gold Medal Squared
  • Positive Coaching Alliance
  • NFHS
  • Cap I

Jessica Skemp

16 UA Head Coach

Jherra Ricks

Head Coach

Bio:

I have a passion for volleyball because it allows you to compete! Volleyball teaches you how to overcome adversity. It’s a community. The sport challenges me, and has made me a better person. I learned what it means to be a good teammate, how to be a leader, how to be coachable. I absolutely LOVE the element of competition and that you truly have to win as a team. I learned several life lessons I have been able to carry into my adult life. And… it’s FUN!

Coaching Experience:

  • 2023-2024: Victorium Volleyball Club 16 Elite Assistant Coach and 13 UA Assistant Coach
  • 2022-2023: Victorium Volleyball Club 15 UA Head Coach and 13 Elite Head Coach
  • 2021-2022: Victorium Volleyball Club 16UA Head Coach and 14 Elite Assistant Coach
  • 2021-2022: Boulder Creek Varsity Head Coach
  • 2020-2021: Victorium Volleyball Club 16 UA Head Coach
  • 2020-2021: Phoenix College – Assistant Coach
  • 2020-2019: Fortitude Volleyball Club; Assistant Director and Head Coach
  • 2018-2014: Arizona Sky VBC
  • 2017-2015: Thunderbird High School Head Coach
  • 2014-2013: Roybal Learning Center HS – Head Coach (Boys & Girls)
  • 2014-2013: Club Troy
  • 2013-2011: Culver City VBC
  • 2012: Beverly Hills High School Varsity Head Coach
  • 2011-2010: AZ Saguaro VBC
  • 2010-2009: Arizona Sky VBC
  • Coaches at USC Mick Haley Volleyball Camps

Playing Experience:

  • Division I, Alcorn State – Middle Blocker
  • Deer Valley High School; lettered in Volleyball and Track

Certifications/Training:

  • Impact Certified
  • Safe Sport Certified

Kayla Van Hee

Coach

Coaching Experience:

  • 2022-23: Victorium Volleyball Club 14 Elite Assistant Coach

Bio to come!

Lyndsey Weiler

Coach

Coaching Experience:

  • 2023-2024: Victorium Volleyball Club 16 UA Assistant Coach
  • Present-2021: Victorium Volleyball Club Floating Coach
  • 2021-2020: Victorium Volleyball Club 16 Elite Assistant Coach, 13 Elite Head Coach
  • 2020: Boulder Creek High School, JV Head Coach
  • 2020-2019: Victorium Volleyball 14 UA Assistant Coach
  • 2020-2019: Victorium Volleyball 12’s Head Coach
  • 2019: Victorium Volleyball Skills Clinics
  • 2018-2016: Embry Riddle Camps
  • 2014-2011: Thunderbird High School Summer Camps

Playing Experience:

  • 2018-2016: Embry Riddle, OH, 2017 2nd Team All-Cal Pac, 2017 ERAU Honor Roll, 2016 1st Team All-Cal Pac, 2016 Cal Pac Newcomer of the Year
  • 2015: University at Albany, OH
  • 2014-2011: Thunderbird High School, 4yr Letter Winner, 2014 Team Captain, 2014 All State, 2013 All State, Graduated with Honors
  • 2014-2007: Played Club at Revolution Volleyball Academy and Arizona Sky

Certifications/Training:

  • Impact Certified
  • Safe Sport Certified

Melissa Hess

Coach

Coaching Experience:

  • 2024-2023: Victorium Volleyball Club 18 UA Head Coach
  • 2023-2022: Victorium Volleyball Club 18 UA Head Coach
  • 2022-2021: Victorium Volleyball Club 18 UA Head Coach
  • 2021-2020: Victorium Volleyball Club 17 Elite Head Coach
  • Present-2019: South Mountain Community College Head Coach
  • Present-2018: Victorium Volleyball Head Coach; 17s & 12s
  • 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

Niki Olivera

Coach

Coaching Experience:

  • 2022-23: Victorium Volleyball 15’s Assistant Coach
  • 2020-22: Livewire Assistant Coach
  • 2020-2018: Ignite Coach
  • 2020-2018: YMCA Coach

Playing Experience:

  • 2016-2011: Club Volleyball; setter
  • 2015: Cactus Shadows High School, Varsity Setter; All Region Honorable Mention
  • 2014-2011: Pinnacle High School; Setter

Certifications/Training:

  • Impact Certified
  • Safesport Certified

Nikki Hess

Coaching Experience:

  • 2023-2024: Victorium Volleyball Club 18 UA Assistant Coach
  • 2022-2023: Victorium Volleyball Club 18 UA Assistant Coach
  • 2021-2022: Victorium Volleyball Club 18 UA Assistant Coach
  • 2021-2022: Victorium Volleyball Club 12 Elite Head Coach
  • Victorium Volleyball Club Floating Coach
  • San Francisco State Assistant Coach
  • Vision Volleyball Club 12’s and 18’s
  • Volleyball Club Etoile Geneve 15-18’s

Playing Experience:

  • 2018-2017: Played Professionally for Switzerland-based Geneve Volley
  • Santa Clara University, All American, 3 time First Team All West Coast Conference Honoree, AVCA Honorable Mention All American, First Team AVCA All Pacific North Region Honoree, First Team All-WCC and led the Bronco’s in kills all four years. NCAA team appearances in 2014 and 2015.
  • Horizon High School, 3X State Championships, 2X All State, Scottsdale Player of the Year, Region Player of the Year
  • Club Red

Olivia Brunt Afusia

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:

  • 2024-2023: Victorium Volleyball Club 17 UA Assistant Coach
  • 2024-present: Ottowa University Women’s Volleyball Coach
  • 2023-2022: Victorium Volleyball Club 17 UA Assistant Coach
  • 2022-2021: Victorium Volleyball Club 15 UA Assistant Coach
  • 2021-2020: Victorium Volleyball Club 18 UA Assistant Coach
  • 2020-2019: Victorium 17 UA Assistant Coach
  • 2018-2019: Victorium 15 UA 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

Paige Denton

Bio:

Bio coming soon!

Coaching Experience:

  • 2023-2024: Victorium Volleyball Club 15 UA Assistant Coach
  • 2022-23: Victorium Volleyball Club 16 Elite Assistant Coach

Rachel Mugar

Coach

Coaching Experience:

2023-2024: Victorium Volleyball Club 14 UA Assistant Coach, 18 UA Assistant Coach

2022-23: Victorium Volleyball Club 14 UA Assistant Coach

20219-20: Victorium Volleyball Club 14 Black Head Coach, 16 Elite Assistant Coach

Bio to Come!

Sara Watanabe

Coach

Coaching Experience:

  • 2022-2023: Victorium Volleyball Club 12 UA Assistant Coach
  • 2021-2022: Victorium Volleyball Club 18 Elite Assistant Coach and 12 UA Assistant Coach
  • 2019-2020 Graduate Assistant at The University of Arizona – Beach Volleyball
  • 2021 Season Cocopah Middle School – Undefeated District Champs

Club Coaching Experience:

  • 2021-22 VVC summer camps and fall skills clinics
  • 2021-22 12 UA Victorium Volleyball – Assistant Coach
  • 2021-22 18 Elite Victorium Volleyball – Assistant Coach

Playing Experience:

  • 2014-15 Libero/DS Long Beach State University
  • 2015-2019 Libero/DS Indoor/Beach University of Arizona

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:

  • 2023-2022: Victorium Volleyball Club Floating Coach
  • 2022-2021: Victorium Volleyball Club Floating Coach
  • 2021-2020: Victorium Volleyball Club Setting Coach, 16 UA Coach
  • 2020-2019: Victorium Volleyball Club Setting Coach, 18 UA Coach
  • 2019-2018: Victorium Volleyball 17 UA Coach
  • 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

Stephanie Svorinic

Coaching Experience:

  • 2023-2022: Victorium Volleyball Club Floating Coach
  • 2022-2021: Victorium Volleyball Club Floating Coach
  • 2021-2020: Victorium Volleyball Club 13UA Assistant Coach
  • 2020-2019: Victorium Volleyball Club Floating Coach
  • AZ Sky Festival 15’s Coach
  • AZ Sky Festival 14’s Coach
  • AZ Sky Festival 13’s Coach
  • St. John XXIII Junior High Camps and Clinics

Playing Experience:

  • Franklin Pierce University, 3 yr starting Setter
  • Scottsdale Community College
  • Notre Dame Preparatory; 4 year Varsity starter
  • 3 years at Club Red
  • 1 year at Arizona Volleyball Academy
  • 3 years at AZ Sky

Certifications/Training:

  • Impact Certified
  • Safe Sport Certified

Taylor Woods

Coach

Coaching Experience:

  • 2023-2024: Victorium Volleyball Club 15UA Head Coach and 13 Elite Head Coach
  • 2022-2023: Victorium Volleyball Club 13 UA Head Coach and 17 UA Assistant Coach
  • 2021-2022: Victorium Volleyball Club 16 UA Assistant Coach and 13 Black Head Coach
  • 2021: Madison Elite Beach Volleyball Program Director
  • 2019-2021: Madison Elite 16 Black Head Coach
  • 2015-2019: Mesa Juniors 13’s and 15’s Head Coach

Playing Experience:

  • 2015-2019: Colorado Mesa University Libero
    – Team Capitan (2017,2018)
    – RMAC Tournament Champions (2018)
    – RMAC Academic Player of the Year (2018)
    – RMAC All-Tournament Team (2018)
    – All-South Central Regional Tournament Team (2018)
    – South Central Region Second Team (2018)
    – RMAC All-Academic First Team (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
    – All-RMAC Team Selection (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
    – RMAC Freshman of the Year (2015)
    – AVCA South Central Region Freshman of the Year (2015)
  • 2015-2018: Colorado Mesa University Beach Volleyball
  • Deer Valley High School; Libero
  • Spiral Volleyball Club
  • AZ Sky Volleyball Club

Certifications/Training:

  • Impact Certified
  • SafeSport Certified

Trinity Weidinger

16 UA Assistant Coach

Victoria Svorinic

Coach

Coaching Experience:

  • 2023-2022: Victorium Volleyball Club Floating Coach
  • 2022-2021: Victorium Volleyball Club Floating Coach
  • 2021-2020: Victorium Volleyball Club Floating Coach
  • 2020-2019: Victorium Volleyball 16 UA Assistant Coach
  • 2020-2019: Victorium Volleyball 14 Elite Head Coach
  • 2019: Pinnacle High School JV Head Coach
  • 2019: Victorium Summer Camp, Skills Clinics, Academy
  • 2019: Victorium 17 UA Post Season Assistant Coach
  • 2018-2015: University of Arizona Summer Camps
  • 2014-2011: Notre Dame Preparatory Summer Camps

Playing Experience:

  • 2018-2015: University of Arizona Libero/Defensive Specialist
  • 2018: Pac 12 All Academic Honorable Mention
  • 2017: Pac 12 All Academic Honorable Mention
  • 2015: Notre Dame Preparatory, Inaugural Beach Team, MVP and Team Captain
  • 2014-2011: Notre Dame Preparatory, Setter (Libero 2011). 4yr. Letter Winner, Captain and Team MVP as a junior and senior, member of Deans List and Scholar Athlete, All State and All Region Recognition
  • 2014-2007: Played Club at Spiral Volleyball and Arizona Sky

Certifications/Training:

  • Impact Certified
  • Safe Sport Certified

Victoria Whitcomb

Coach

Coaching Experience:

  • 2023-2024: Victorium Volleyball Club 15 UA Assistant Coach
  • 2022-23: Victorium Volleyball Club 15 Elite Assistant Coach
  • 2021-22: Victorium Volleyball Club 13 UA Assistant Coach

Bio is coming!

Certifications/Training:

  • Impact Certified
  • Safesport 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:

  • 2023-2024: Victorium Volleyball Club 17 UA Head Coach
  • 2023-2022: Victorium Volleyball Club 17 UA Head Coach
  • 2022-2021: Victorium Volleyball Club 15 UA Head Coach
  • 2021-2020: Victorium Volleyball Club 17 Elite Assistant Coach
  • Present-2019: Ottawa University Men’s Coach
  • 2020-2019: Victorium Volleyball Club Floating Coach
  • 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