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Erin Lorenz, M.S. Ed.
815-469-1844 ext. 208
Twenty-one year director, Ultimate Volleyball Club. Recipient of USA Volleyball Meritorious Service Award. Former Athletic Director and Head Varsity Coach at St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN. Former director of River City Volleyball Club, South Bend, IN. Junior Olympic gold and bronze medalist. USVBA Prep National Champion. Lewis University Hall of Fame. Mother McAuley H.S. captain. Master’s Degree from Indiana University, South Bend, IN.
815-469-1844 ext. 207
Four-year director. Fourteen-year Ultimate coach. 2018 USA Volleyball’s Outstanding Male Coach. Coached Ultimate teams to two USAV Jr. National Championships silver medals and five USAV Jr. National Championships top-five finishes. Fourteen (14) first-place finishes at National Bid Tournaments and 20 top-five finishes at National Bid Tournaments. Three Asics Jr. Nationals first-place finishes. First- and second-place finishes at SCVA Boys’ Summer Classic Championships. Seven top-three finishes at the Palos Point Series. Coached over 60 collegiate athletes. Men’s camp coach for Pepperdine University and Carthage College. Fourteen-year teacher. Named All-State player at Oak Lawn H.S. Two-time NAIA College All-American.
College Recruiting Advisor, Coach 18-Gold and 16-Gold
Five-year 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. Nine-year Ultimate coach.
Boys’ Program Coordinator
Seven-year Ultimate coach. Current Head Varsity Coach at Moraine Valley Community College. Coached her college team to second in conference. Coached Ultimate 13 Gold to a second-place finish at 2016 AAU Junior Nationals. Coached Ultimate 15 Gold to a 10-1 record and a ninth-place finish at 2017 AAU Junior Nationals. Placed fifth at 2008 USAV Jr. National Championships as an athlete for Ultimate. Played four years of collegiate volleyball. Holds records for assists in a season and is second in career assists at Southern New Hampshire University.
Kerry Shannon, J.D.
Girls’ Program Coordinator, Coach 17-Blue and 15-Gold
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.
Ultimate Girls’ Setting Coach and Age Division Supervisor; G15-18 Setting Director and G15 &16 Master Coach
Ten-year Asst. Coach, Elmhurst College; 2012 CCIW champions, regional champions, NCAA Final Four. Helped coach Bluejays to five consecutive appearances in NCAA tournament. Asst. Coach, Washington and Jefferson College, 2007. Won the league division championship playing for Durham University in England. Won national championship and named MVP playing for Northumbria National team. Played for Elmhurst College, named AVCA All-American, two-time CCIW Player of the Year, Hall of Fame.
G17 & 18 Master Coach
Head Women’s Coach, Roosevelt University. Six-year coach for the Lakers, leading them to a CCAC Final Four finish. Twelve-year Asst. Coach at Illinois Institute of Technology; registered four 20-win seasons. Ten-year coach, 2nd City Volleyball Club.
Girls’ 12’s-14s Full-Season Teams Supervisor & Girls Short-Season Program Supervisor
Leland (Lucky) Wagner
Girls’ Short-Season Program Coordinator
Fourteen-year UVC coach. Wagner qualified his Ultimate teams for USAV Junior Olympics in 2010 and 2009 and led his 2010 team to a first-place finish at the Mideast National Qualifier. He played for University of Iowa men’s club team, as well as Flyers VBC. Wagner was named to Chicago Tribune’s Illinois Top 25 high school players and was an All-Conference player for Stagg High School. He is currently Assistant Principal at Cass Junior High and is a certified, experienced fitness instructor.
Boys Technical Advisor
Club Billing Administrator
Beach Program Coordinator
Digital Media Director
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Girls’ Staff Coaches
18-Gold Coach, Marco Quintana: See bio above.
18-Gold Asst. Coach, Abby Nelson: Former Asst. Women’s Coach, Lewis University. Head Coach, Mt. Carmel HS. Former girls coach, Marist HS. 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.
18-Blue Coach, Sean Blackwood: Two-year Head Varsity Coach, Crete-Monee High School. 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.
17-Gold Coach, Stewart Solomon: Cal State Dominguez Women’s Asst. Coach, 2008. Ten-year coach at Southern California Volleyball Club. Coached his SCVC teams to a first-place finish at AAU Junior Nationals in 2015. Captured a second-place Open finish at Boys’ Junior Nationals in 2014, and a second-place finish at Boys’ Junior Nationals in 2013. JV Girls’ Coach, South High School, Torrance, CA. Former Boys’ Varsity Head Coach at Peninsula High School. First-Team All-League player at Peninsula High School. Played collegiately for El Camino College, and was named All-Conference.
17-Blue Coach, Kerry Shannon: See bio above.
17-Black Coach, Michelle Kirby: Fourteen-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. Fourth-year Ultimate coach.
16-Gold Coach, Marco Quintana: See bio above.
16-Blue Coach, Mallory Frankovich: Five-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 Junior College, NJCAA. Two-time All-Conference for Lockport High School.
16-Black Coach, Paul Urba: Twenty-two-year club coach has coached for Neris VBC, Lions VBC, Celtic Force VBC, Chicago Jrs. and Uno VBC. Certified NCAA official, USAV official, and IHSA official. Thirty-year player; played professional volleyball in sixteen countries.
16-Navy Head Coach, Terri Pasko: 21 years of coaching experience. Eight-year sophomore coach at Shepard HS, four-year Marian Catholic HS coach at freshman, sophomore and asst. varsity levels, former sophomore coach at Thornton Fractional South H.S. Ten-year coach at Heritage Middle School. Former coach for Indiana Ultimate VBC and Diamond Elite VBC. All-American player for Lewis University, inducted into the Hall of Fame, 2nd place at NCAA Nationals, 3rd place at AIAW Collegiate Nationals, MVP of AIAW State Tournament.
16-Navy Asst. Coach, Jenna Pasko: Former assistant coach for girls’ 16’s at Diamond Elite VBC. Plays collegiately for Purdue Northwest, NCAA DII. MVP and IHSA Regional Champion at Thornton Fractional South High School.
15-Gold Coach, Kerry Shannon: See bio above.
15-Blue Coach, Michelle Kirby: See bio above.
15-Black Coach, Ryan Thomas: Fifth-year Ultimate Coach. Second-year Head Sophomore Coach, Bishop McNamara High School. Played for Clarke University, qualified for Men’s NAIA National Tournament. Former player, Marist High School; team ranked top ten in nation his senior year. Eight years of successful coaching at St. Germaine, Noonan Academy, and St. Linus schools.
15-Navy Coach, Kelly Wheeler: Former Girls Head Varsity Coach at Perspectives High School in Chicago. Captain and First-Team All-American player at Spanish River High School where she won two State Championships. Played for Northwood University where she was Team Captain, All-Conference and All-Regional player. Played club volleyball at Second City and Florida Gold Coast. Doubles beach volleyball player.
15-Red Coach, Nakeyta Clair: Former coach, Oxford Premier VBC. Coached Stanford University camps. Played professional volleyball in Sweden. Played for USA Volleyball’s U.S. Collegiate National Team. Two-Time AVCA All-American at the University of Mississippi, NCAA D1; two-time AVCA All-Region, four-time starting middle and captain, All SEC Team, named to SEC All-Freshmen Team. IHSA All-State player and three-time All Conference for Rich Central HS.
15-Green Coach, Stephenee Yancy: Head Coach, Kankakee Community College. Former coach, Lions VBC. At Western Michigan University, named NCAA D1 Mid-American Conference Freshman of the Year and named to the MAC All-Freshman Team. Named to the 2013 USA Volleyball Junior National A1 Team. University of Illinois-Chicago Female Athlete of the Year, 2015. Two-time NCAA D1 Horizon League Player of the Year. Chosen by USA Volleyball for US Collegiate National Team. Played professional volleyball in the Prerov Czech Republic. Played for Ultimate VBC, AAU All-American.
15-18 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.
Boys’ Staff Coaches
18 Gold Coach and Technical Advisor Troy Vidovic: Six-year Ultimate coach. Fourteen years coaching club, including two years as a club director. Coached Ultimate 17 Gold to a first-place finish at the 2018 Boys’ Winter Volleyball Championships, a first-place finish at the 2018 Dennis Lafata Boys’ Bid Classic, and a second-place finish at 2018 USAV Boys’ Jr. National Championships. Coached three athletes named IHSA Player of the Year, nine Fab 50 players, and over thirty division one collegiate players. Worked with USAV High Performance Program. Coached Ultimate 18 Gold to a second-place finish in the 2015 Palos Point Series. Coached Ultimate 18 Gold to a fifth-place finish at 2016 USAV Boys’ Jr. National Championships.
18 Gold Coach Josh Scaletta: Eight-year Ultimate coach. Coached Ultimate 17 Gold to a first-place finish at the 2018 Boys’ Winter Volleyball Championships, a first-place finish at the 2018 Dennis Lafata Boys’ Bid Classic, and a second-place finish at 2018 USAV Boys’ Jr. National Championships . Coached Ultimate 17 Gold to a first-place finish at the 2016 Boys’ Winter Volleyball Championships. Three-year Varsity Assistant Coach at Marist High School. Three-year Boys’ Head Coach at Argo High School. Girls’ Head Coach at Morton High School. Played four years at Brother Rice High School, making two IHSA State appearances. Named 2007 Chicago Sun Times Player of the Year. Played four years of club volleyball for the University of Illinois, where he earned a 2009 NIRSA National Championship and was named 2009 NIRSA Setter of the Year.
18 Blue Coach Tony McAndrew: Seven-year Ultimate coach. Ten-year club volleyball coach. Junior Varsity Coach at Providence High School. Coached Ultimate 17 Blue to a fifth-place finish at the 2018 USAV Boys Jr. National Championships. Two-year Varsity starting setter at Providence Catholic, winning two Regional Championships and earning All-Conference in 2000. Four-year starting setter for Dominican University, finishing first in the nation at NIRSA Nationals and earning tournament MVP in 2004. Named first-team All-Conference at Dominican. Continues to compete in Men’s USAV tournaments, finishing third in AA at USAV Open Championships.
18 Black Coach Dan Busch: Four-year Ultimate coach. Ten-year club volleyball coach. Boys’ Freshman Coach and Boys’ Varsity Assistant Coach at Lincoln-Way North High School from 2007 to 2016, earning a second-place finish at the IHSA state tournament in 2013. Played collegiate club volleyball for Olivet Nazarene University and Trinity Christian College.
17 Gold Coach Stewart Solomon: Two-year Ultimate coach; Ten-year coach at Southern California Volleyball Club. Coached his SCVC teams to a first-place finish at the 2015 AAU Junior Nationals, a second-place at the 2014 USAV Boys’ Jr. National Championships, and a second-place finish at the 2013 USAV Boys’ Jr. National Championships. Former Assistant Coach at Cal State Dominguez. Former Boys’ Varsity Head Coach at Peninsula High School in California. First-team All-League player at Peninsula High School. All-Conference collegiate player for El Camino College.
17 Blue Coach Matt Hunt: Two-year Ultimate coach. Five-year Boys’ Varsity Head Coach at Oak Lawn Community High School. Coached Ultimate 17 Black to a tenth-place finish at the 2018 USAV Boys’ Jr. National Championships. Former five-year Boys’ Assistant Coach at Oak Lawn Community High School. Two-year Head Girls’ Sophomore Coach at Bloom Township High School. Former five-year Girls’ Assistant Coach at Oak Lawn Community High School. Former five-year Head Coach at Simmons Middle School.
17 Black Coach Mitch Weiler: Two-year Ultimate coach. Former Ultimate player, who earned a second-place finish at the 2014 USAV Boys’ Jr. National Championships, a fourth-place finish in 2012, and a fifth-place finish in 2011. Named to the USAV Boys’ Jr. National Championships All-Tournament team in 2010, 2012, and 2013. Played for Brother Rice High School where he was awarded MVP in 2014. Named to the 2014 Volleyball Magazine Fab 50, Southtown Star All-Area team, and Chicago Sun Times second team. Earned All-Catholic League honors in 2012 and All-State honors in 2013. Played collegiately for Ball State, and named second-team All-MIVA in 2018 and honorable mention All-MIVA in 2016.
16 Gold Coach/Boys’ Director Joe Hovanes: Four-year director. Fourteen-year Ultimate coach. 2018 USA Volleyball’s Outstanding Male Coach. Coached Ultimate teams to two USAV Jr. National Championships silver medals and five USAV Jr. National Championships top-five finishes. Fourteen (14) first-place finishes at National Bid Tournaments and 20 top-five finishes at National Bid Tournaments. Three Asics Jr. Nationals first-place finishes. First- and second-place finishes at SCVA Boys’ Summer Classic Championships. Seven top-three finishes at the Palos Point Series. Coached over 60 collegiate athletes. Men’s camp coach for Pepperdine University and Carthage College. Fourteen-year teacher. Named All-State player at Oak Lawn H.S. Two-time NAIA College All-American.
16 Gold Coach Jake Walenga: Two-year Ultimate coach. Current member of the Lewis University Flyers Men’s volleyball team. Participated in the USA Volleyball Collegiate Beach Championships. Former Ultimate player, who earned a second-place finish at the 2014 USAV Boys’ Jr. National Championships, a fourth-place finish in 2012, and a fifth-place finish in 2011. Played for Lincoln-Way North High School and named Southtown Star Player of the Year in 2013. Earned silver medals in 2012 and 2013 at the USAV High Performance Championships.
16 Blue Coach Dennis McNamara: Three-year club coach for Synergy Volleyball Club. Ten-year Boys’ Varsity Coach and sixteen-year Girls’ Varsity Coach at Oak Lawn Community High School. Led Oak Lawn to the boys’ State Tournament in 2004. Two-time South Suburban Conference Coach of the Year and named Southtown Star Coach of the Year in 2004. Coached Oak Lawn to over 500 IHSA high school match wins.
16 Black Coach Ryan Vozenilek: Three-year Ultimate Coach. Ten-year club coach. Assistant Boys’ Varsity Coach at Joliet Catholic Academy. Played professionally for the PVL Great Lakes Lightning team. Played collegiately at College of DuPage. Played at Hinsdale Central High School and named 2010 Chicago Sun Times Top-50.
16 Navy Coach Amanda Chamberlin: Seven-year Ultimate coach. Six-year club player for Ultimate where she qualified for USAV Girls’ Junior National Championships. Played collegiately at Manchester College in Indiana. Competed for Wilmington High School.
15 Gold Coach Matt Marrone: Two-year Ultimate coach. Five-year club coach. Former three-year coach for D1 Volleyball Club. Earned a fifth-place finish at USAV Boys’ Jr. Nationals. Played collegiately at Milwaukee School of Engineering. Played at Shepard High School where he was named All-Conference.
15 Blue Coach David Demarco: Former Ultimate player, earning a fifth-place finish at USAV Boys’ Jr. Nationals in 2012 and 2013. Played for Downers Grove South High School and won an IHSA State Championship in 2013. All-Conference player for Dominican University, making a NCAA National Championship semifinal appearance in 2018 and a quarterfinal appearance in 2017.
15 Black Coach David Holliday: Two-year Ultimate coach. Five-year club coach. Boys’ Head Varsity Coach, Girls’ Head JV Coach, and Girls’ Varsity Assistant Coach at Marian Catholic High School. Helped Marian Catholic to Girls’ 3A State Championship 2016. Three-year NAIA collegiate player. Eight-year adult USAV AA player, earning a second-place finish at USAV Adult National Championships.
14 Gold Coach LaKisha Cameron, M.A.: Five-year Ultimate coach. Former seven-year Head Coach at Joliet Jr.College. Former Assistant Coach at Harper College. Played collegiately for University of Illinois-Springfield, earning two-time Defensive Player of the Year, two-time Academic All-American, and Team Leadership Award. Earned a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling.
14 Blue Coach Kevin McLoughlin: Two-year Ultimate coach. Providence Catholic High School JV Head Coach in 2017. Two-year Varsity Assistant Coach at Oak Lawn Community High School. Played for Oak Lawn, where he was a three-time All-Conference player. Trained with the 2008 USA Deaf Men’s National Team.
13 Gold Coach Lucy Sanchez: Eleven-year Ultimate coach. Current Girls’ JV Assistant Coach at Providence Catholic High School. Coached boys’ 14 Gold to a fifth-place Open finish at the 2011 USAV Boys’ Jr. National Championships and a fifth-place Club finish in 2016. Former USAV Adult AA player.
13/14 Silver Coach Craig Marek: Twenty-one year high school coach. Former boys’ head coach at Oak Lawn Community High School. Seven-year Girls’ Head Varsity Coach at Rich Central High School; Coach of the Year in 2012. Coached his RCHS teams to Conference Champions in 2006, 2007, 2011, 2016, and 2017; Regional Champions in 2012. Claimed Former Girls’ Head Varsity Coach at Kankakee High School. Three-year club coach at Chicago Finest VBC.
13/14 White Coach Steve Mattes: Five-year Ultimate coach. Coached St. Alexander grade school teams, Brother Rice High School camps, and Elite Volleyball camps. Player for Brother Rice High School where he won a state championship and served as a three-year captain. Named to IHSA All-State team. Seven-year club player. Qualified for the Open division at USAV Boys’ Jr. National Champions every season as an Ultimate player and won a bronze medal.
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