Jess Has Been With SMAQ Volleyball Club Since 2020. She Has Lived In 6 Different States, The Most Recent Move Landed Her In Ohio. She Received A Bachelor’s Degree In Biology And A Master’s Degree In Exercise Physiology From Ohio University (Go Bobcats!). She Works Full Time In Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation; Her Part Time Passions Include Loving On My Dog, Kronk, And Spending Time With Friends And Family. Volleyball Has Always Been A Huge Part Of Her Life. It Has Always Been Something That She Could Use To Make New Friends And Focus On While Moving To New Places. Jess Started Playing In The Third Grade And Never Stopped Loving The Sport. She Have Played As A Libero And Setter, But Found Her True Home On The Court To Be An Outside Hitter And Defensive Specialist. Jess Is So Excited To Coach So That She Can Help Fuel The Passion Of The Game.
Becky has been with SMAQ Volleyball Club since 2021. Becky Played Volleyball In High School And Taught Her Kids To Love The Sport. They Both Played Club- Sarah Went Onto Play Varsity At College As A Setter. Sam Plays Club At College And Mostly Plays Outside Hitter, But Is Also An Amazing Setter. If Their Schedules Allow, They Will Be Assisting In Practices! Becky’s Husband Also Has a Love For The Game Of Volleyball, He Will Be Watching Games And Supporting Our SMAQ Family! Becky’s Goals For Each Player Are–Skill Development, Have Some Fun, And To Love The Sport As Much As herself & Family do!
“My goals for each player are–skill development, have some fun, and to love the sport as much as my family and I do!”
Grace Has Been With SMAQ Volleyball Club Since 2021. Grace Attends Kent State University At Stark And Am Studying Nursing. She Began Her Volleyball Journey In Sixth Grade, Playing In A Rec League, And Began Her JO Experience That Same Year And Has Been In Love With The Sport Ever Since! Grace Played All Positions Growing Up, But Resided As A Setter/ DS In Her Last Few Seasons. She Currently Plays In A League At Grace Church In Middleburg Heights. Some Fun Facts, She Has Played Football, Softball, Soccer, And Did Artistic Roller Skating. Grace Has Two Yorkie Puppies, Their Names Are Ally And Toby. She Is So Excited To Embark On This Journey With Each And Every One Of You And To Help You Improve As Players And As People! Can’t Wait To See You On The Court!
Ali has coached at SMAQ since 2017. She is looking forward to this season to help each player improve on skills, speed/strength, and mental toughness. In her personal career, she received All-Ohio recognition and was inducted into Brookside High School’s Hall of Fame for achievements in volleyball. She works as a physical therapist assistant and a personal trainer specializing in volleyball at MAQ.
Gina Has Been With SMAQ Volleyball Club Since 2022. Gina Is So Excited To Be A Part Of The SMAQ Family. She Is A Graduate From Cleveland State University Where She Studied Environmental Biology. She Has Been Playing Volleyball Since 6th Grade. Gina Previously Coached Freshman At Buckeye High School And At Quicksilver. She Enjoys Spending Her Free Time Outdoors, Listening To Live Music And Playing Sand Volleyball!
Sonja Has Been With SMAQ Volleyball Club Since 2022. Sonja Williams Has Over 25 Years Of Playing And Coaching Experience. She Has Coached Girls From The Ages Of 10 Through The Collegiate Level. Outside Of Volleyball, She Is Married To Her Husband, Brian, With Whom She Has Three Children And Resides In Broadview Heights. Currently, She Is The Head Coach At Brecksville Broadview Heights High School.
Cierah Has Been With SMAQ Volleyball Club Since 2022. Cierah Graduated From Edinboro University With A Forensic Chemistry Degree. She Has Been Playing Volleyball Since Fourth Grade And Has Been In Love With The Sport Ever Since. Cierah Was A Starter On Varsity At Padua For The Years She Went There, And Won A State Championship Her Senior Year. She Also Started On Edinboro University Volleyball Team While There. Cierah Currently Works As A Chemical Lab Technician At BASF. She Is Beyond Excited To Share Her Knowledge Of The Sport And Give The Girls An Amazing Year Of JO. She Cant Wait To See How Much Potential Everyone Has And Make Them A Better Player Than They Already Are.
Marc has been with SMAQ Volleyball Club since the 2023 season. Marc Is In His Third Season As Head Coach At North Royalton High School, And Will Enter His Eighth Season As A Head Coach In The OVR. Marc Has Previously Coached At CVC, Maverick, Utopia Beach Volleyball Club, Highland High School, And CYO At Both St. Albert The Great (North Royalton) And St. Francis Xavier (Medina). At St. Albert’s, He Also Served As Volleyball Coordinator And Tournament Director.
Brianne has been with SMAQ Volleyball Club since 2023. Brianne is coming to SMAQ with 10 years of coaching experience under her belt. Her most recent experience being coaching High School at Lake Catholic. The Michigan transplant played club ball at some of the top clubs in the Detroit area since the age of 12. Played 3 years in High School at Churchill High school. Started 4 years in college, and being the 3rd person in the colleges history to get 1,000 kills in their career. Brianne received a Bachelors degree in Mathematics and currently works as a data analyst at the Cleveland Clinic.
McKenna has been with SMAQ Volleyball Club since 2023. McKenna is from Middleburg Heights. She has been playing volleyball for her school and club since 7th grade. She was the 8th grade volleyball coach for Berea-Midpark middle school. She was a front row player throughout all her years playing. She is currently attending Lorain County Community College under a degree in Fashion merchandising, in the hopes of opening her own boutique one day.
Stephanie has been with SMAQ since 2023. She currently goes to Cleveland State University studying Psychology, neuroscience, and communications. Stephanie played volleyball at Holy Name High School along with playing JO Volleyball as well. Currently she plays sand volleyball.