Coaching Philosophy: I believe that is important to develop each players individual skills, volleyball IQ, and competency as competitors and teammates each season. I do this by simultaneously working on individual skills to improve each player, as well as focus a large amount of our time on building systems that work for the whole team. I don’t think that having fun and working hard to get better are mutually exclusive, so I oscillate between intense and goofy often. I pour my heart into these girls and learn more from them than they ever could from me.
Best Volleyball Moment: In 2018, my club team at the University of Virginia won NCVF’s Club Nationals! I feel so grateful that my last competitive game played at a high level for a team I loved fiercely was a win.
My Life in Sports: I started playing volleyball my freshman year of high school and quickly fell in love and dropped all other sports. I played for Washington-Lee High School and Arlington Volleyball Club for the next four years, and helped bring W-L it’s first ever district championship. I went on to play club volleyball at the University of Virginia where I made lifelong friends and brought home some previously mentioned hardware at our last trip to Nationals. Since graduating, I play as much pick-up as I can, but feel very privileged to stay engaged in volleyball in a new capacity as a coach. I’m also an avid hockey and college basketball fan – go Caps, go Hoos!
When I’m not Coaching Volleyball… I work in data analytics and recently started a role with Capital One. I have a big, fat, pandemic cat named Yukon and my partner recently adopted the sweetest rescue dog named Theo. Taking care of those two nuggets is one of my greatest joys alongside coaching.
Favorite Subject in School: My psychology courses back in college were my favorites!
Favorite Book: Normal People
Favorite Movie: Bohemian Rhapsody
Favorite Quote: “Vulnerability is not weakness; it’s our most accurate measure of courage.” – Brené Brown
Person I’d Like to Have Dinner With: Ariana Grande
Something You Probably Don’t Know About Me: This year I raised over $100,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to attach my mom’s name to two research portfolios after losing her to blood cancer in November of 2019.