Hallmark Sports Club: 10850 W. Laraway Rd., Frankfort, IL 60423
Velocity: 9100 W. 191st Street, Mokena, IL 60448



Erin Lorenz, M.S. Ed.
Club Director
815-469-1844 ext. 208
Nineteen-year director, Ultimate Volleyball Club. Recipient, USA Volleyball Meritorious Service Award. Former Athletic Director and Head Varsity Coach, St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN.  Former director, River City Volleyball Club, South Bend, IN.  Lewis University Hall of Fame. Lewis University Impact Player.  Junior Olympic gold and bronze medallist.  USVBA Prep National Champion.  Mother McAuley HS captain. Masters Degree in Education from Indiana University-South Bend.

Joe Hovanes
Boys’ Program Director and Boys’ Recruiting Coordinator
815-469-1844 ext. 207

Marco Quintana
Girls’ Recruiting Coordinator

Lauren Lorenz
Boys’ Program Coordinator

Kerry Shannon, J.D.
Girls’ Program Coordinator
Former Asst. Coach, Women’s Volleyball, Lynchburg College, VA.  Four year coach, Clash Volleyball Club. Asst. Director, Ultimate Beach Volleyball Program.  Played for Merrimack College, MA.  First-Team All-State player for Osbourn Park HS in VA, also named All-Region, All-Conference Player; reached State Elite Eight. Sixth-year Ultimate coach. Law Degree from DePaul University.

Erin Zahorik
Girls’ 12’s-14s Full-Season Teams Supervisor & Girls Short-Season Program Supervisor
815-469-1844 ext. 202

Abby Nelson
Girls 15-18’s Program Supervisor
Former Asst. Women’s Coach, Lewis University. Head varsity coach, Mt. Carmel HS.  Former girls’ asst. coach, Marist HS. Coached her 2014 Ultimate team to a fifth place finish at AAU Nationals. Played professional volleyball in Italy. Played for University of Illinois; held hitting percentage record her sophomore year. High School All-American for Marist HS; two-time All-State, three-time All-Area, three time All-Conference. Former coach and player, 1st Alliance VBC; finished fifth at USAV Nationals Open Division. Coached University of Illinois and Marist HS camps. Masters Degree in Counseling from Lewis University.

Troy Vidovic
Boys Technical Advisor

Tina Ryland
Club Billing Administrator
(317) 912-4474

Shannon Shannon
Beach Program Coordinator

Lindsay Holley
Digital Media Director
Please e-mail .jpg photos and stories that you would like to see on the website to Lindsay.

Girls Staff Coaches

18-Gold Coach, Marco Quintana: Former Asst. Women’s Coach, Elmhurst College; helped guide the Bluejays to NCAA Final Four finish in 2012. Coached his 2014 Ultimate 18’s to 7th place finish at AAU Nationals in Open Division. Former Asst. Varsity Coach, Chicago Christian H.S., instrumental in their 2010 IHSA State Championship. Former head varsity coach, Mt. Carmel High School. Played two years on the EVP beach pro-circuit tour. Former men’s varsity player, Lewis University, NCAA Final Four finisher. Eight-year Ultimate coach.

18-Blue Coach, Kisha Cameron, M.A.: Eight-year head coach at Joliet Jr. College. Former coach, Sports Performance VBC. Played for University of Illinois-Springfield, two-time Defensive Player of the Year, two-time Academic All-American, Team Leadership Award. Former assistant coach, Harper College. Masters Degree in Professional Counseling from Argosy University.

17-Gold Coach, Jeff Robinson: Four-year Ultimate coach. Former Asst. Coach and Recruiting Coordinator, Calumet College – St. Joseph. Coached his 2012 Ultimate Girls’ 16’s to fifth place finish in Open at AAU Jr. Nationals. Coached his 2011 Ultimate 16’s to 5th place finish in Open at USAV Jr. Nationals. Coached his 2011 boys’ Ultimate team to fourth place finish in Open at USAV Jr. Nationals. Qualified his 2010 Ultimate second team for USAV Open Nationals. Played volleyball for Calumet College – St. Joseph: captain, 3x All-Conference, Conference Setter of the Year, Top Ten NAIA finish. Also played soccer for the college: captain, 2x MVP, All-Conference. Played volleyball for Lincoln-Way HS: All-State, All-Conference, State Record for Most Assists.
17-Blue Coach, Sean Blackwood: Five-year Ultimate coach. Former coach, girls and boys teams at Lincoln-Way East High School. Former coach for Lincoln-Way Central High School. Two-time Conference Champion and All-Conference player for Lincoln-Way Central. Played for St. Xavier University Men’s Varsity team.
G17-Black, Alesia Kroeker: Fourth-year club coach. Former coach for Celtic Force VBC, also coached for Lions Jrs. VBC. Played four years for Lewis University; four-time NCAA regional qualifier. Played club for Nebraska Elite; four-time USAV Nationals qualifier. Placed third in State Finals with Elkhorn H.S., Omaha, NE; four-years on high school varsity.

2016-2017 Ultimate VBC Girls’ 15-18’s Full-Season Teams Staff

16-Gold Coach, George Hagemaster: Former Asst. Coach, University of Louisiana. Head Coach, Bishop MacNamara HS. Coached his 2012 Ultimate 17’s to fifth place finish at AAU Jr. Nationals. Coached his 2007 Sky High 17’s to a national championship, and his 2006 17’s to a fifth place national finish in Open. Coached his 2001 2nd City 15’s to second place in Open at USAV Jr. Nationals. Former boys’ varsity coach, Marist HS. Asst. Coach for 2001 boys 2nd City, third place at USAV National club championships. Former director, Divers VBC. Coached for VBL Diggers and Cajun Elite VBC in LA. Six-year Ultimate coach.

16-Blue Coach, Michelle Kirby: Thirteen-year club coach; qualified her Uno VBC team for USAV Junior Olympics. Also coached for Club One. NCAA All-American player for North Park University. Played club for 2nd City VBC and Bottom Line VBC. Four-year varsity player for Andrew High School; two-time All-Conference setter.

16-Black Coach, Kim Vertin: Fourth-Year Ultimate coach. Girls’ Sophomore Coach, Joliet Catholic Academy. 2013 AVCA Collegiate All-American and AVCA Midwest All-Region player at Lewis University. 2013 Daktronics All-Midwest Region, and NCAA Great Lakes Valley Conference Player of the Year. Played for Joliet Central HS where she was named News Gazette All-State, Joliet Herald All-Area, Southwest All-Conference, and Joliet Central HS Female Athlete of the Year. Coaches camps and clinics for Lewis University. Coached for Celtic Force VBC.

16-Navy Coach, Mallory Frankovich: Four-year Ultimate coach; former coach for Lockport Elite VBC. Played collegiate ball for St. Francis University. Named All-Region, two-time All-Conference and led the nation in digs, at Joliet Jr. College, NJCAA. Two-time All-Conference for Lockport High School.

G15-Gold, Lauren Lorenz: Fifth-year UVC coach. Head Women’s coach, Moraine Valley Community College. Coached her 2016 Ultimate team to second place at AAU Junior Nationals. As a player, set college records for assists in a season, and second in career assists at Southern New Hampshire University. Played for Lincoln-Way East HS. Named one of the top eight setters in Chicagoland area by ChicagoSports/ChicagoTribune. Seven-year Ultimate player; earned a gold medal at Asics Jr. Nationals and a fifth place finish at USAV Jr. Nationals.

15-Blue Coach, Leah Zehme,: Fourth-year Ultimate coach. Qualified her 15’s for 2016 and for 2015 USAV Jr. Nationals. Former girls’ coach for Dunes Volleyball Club, IN. Played for St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, IN; named MVP of her collegiate team. USAV National Champion player with Celtic Force VBC. Standout player for Sandburg H.S.

15-Black Coach, Kerry O’Connell: Second-year Ultimate Coach. Coaches freshman girls and freshman boys at Carl Sandburg High School. Former coach, Manteno High School. Coached her 2015 Ultimate team to first place in their division in Windy City Power League, and first place in their division at the Mideast National Qualifier. Played women’s collegiate club at Southern Illinois-Carbondale. Seven-year club player; qualified for Junior Olympics with her Ultimate VBC teams. Conference champion as a player for Sandburg HS.

15-Navy Coach, Jackie Pavilonas: Second-year Ultimate coach. Played for Elmhurst College, earning all All-Region and All-Conference honors. Advanced to the NCAA Tournament all four years of her collegiate career, competing in the Final Four in 2012. All-Conference high school player at Lincoln-Way East H.S. Four years’ coaching experience with Elmhurst College camps and Ultimate VBC instructional programs. Three-time qualifier for USAV Junior Olympics with her Ultimate VBC teams.

Staff Coach, Alicia Gonda, M.S.: Former Asst. Coach, St. Ambrose University Women’s and Men’s Varsities. Collegiate All-American and Academic All-American; played for St. Ambrose University. Former Assistant Varsity Coach and Freshmen Coach, Providence Catholic High School. Played for Providence Catholic HS. Sixteen-year club coach. Coach Gonda has a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice from St. Ambrose University.

Staff Coach, Julie Gilman: Eight-year club coach. Former Setting Coach, Morton College. Five-year coach, Nazareth High School. Coached three years at 3rd Coast Elite VBC. Played for Morton College, All-Conference honors and two-year captain, named Athlete of the Year for the college. Captain of her Argo HS team.

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