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Played for Onsted high school where she received All-Region and All-Conference. In college, she played for Grand Valley State University where she also received All-Conference, All-Region, and All-American. Abby has been coaching since 2012 where she began at Forest Hills Northern varsity, Grand Valley State University, and presently works at MVA and Davenport University. Her best traits as a coach are that she is passionate about others succeeding. She loves to teach the game and give explanations to athletes no matter the situation. Abby loves coaching because she believes sports teach more than just the technical skills of the sport. It teaches life lessons, teamwork, and communication that can be used later in life once entering a career path. Her favorite quote is “Good, Better, Best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best.” Abby’s full-time job is coaching at Davenport while also being an administrative assistant. In her free time, she enjoys different restaurants/breweries around GR with friends.

Abby Aiken

MVA Recruiting Coordinator

Riley Bramer (Kwiatkowski)

MVA Staff Coach

From Escondido, California where he played for Calvin Christian and moved up to Trinity Christian College. Steve has been coaching since 1999, spending 3 years at Trinity Christian College and 5 years with youth to middle school teams. His best coaching traits are patient, firm but kind, and competitive. Steve loves helping players develop strong fundamentals and see their love of the game grow. Outside of the gym, he is a seasoned HR professional that finds time to coach volleyball and basketball. Over the past ten years he has coached his son and 2 daughter’s teams. In his free time, he likes to travel.

Steve Chase

MVA Staff Coach

Meredith Collins

MVA Staff Coach

Jill Dejonge

MVA Staff Coach

Graduated from Hope College with a stellar volleyball career under her belt. She received MIAA First and Second team honors, MIAA Play of the Week, MIAA Tournament Champions, and currently holds the school record in number of kills in a 4-set match. Katie coaches out on the Lakeshore and loves to share her knowledge and experience with her athletes. The best part about coaching for Katie is being able to witness the moments when it finally “clicks” for a player, whether it is a specific skill or focus point. She is now teaching 3rd grade at West Ottawa and loves to cook or bake in her free time.

Katie Dekker

MVA Staff Coach

Kelly Delacher

MVA Director of Coaching

Had standout careers at Grandville High School and Oakland University. With her work ethic and skill, Jessica capitalized on the opportunity to play professionally in Spain for a year after receiving her bachelor’s from O.U. Jessica has shared her knowledge and experience with athletes all over: Oakland University summer camps, Legacy Volleyball Club, youth camps in Spain, and currently as the Varsity Coach at Grandville High School. Jessica’s goal in coaching is to teach her athletes to have a positive outlook on the sport and to fall in love with the game as she has. “The growth and happiness you see in players makes it more enjoyable and keeps me wanting to coach year after year and season after season for the girls.” Outside of athletics, Jessica enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends camping, playing card games, swimming, or just being together! Jessica also enjoys traveling and discovering new places all over the country.

Jessica Dood

MVA Operations Assistant

Kara Doyle

MVA Staff Coach

Mandi Eden

MVA Staff Coach

Joined MVA in 2009 after playing at Byron Center HS and Grand Rapids Community College. She has been coaching high school since 2011, was an assistant coach at GRCC, and is the current Varsity coach at West Catholic HS. Megan brings her constant communication, positive energy, and motivation to her athletes every day. For her, the best part of coaching is being able to share experiences and passion for volleyball with a new generation of athletes. Megan is a development assistant and special events coordinator at West Catholic, she has a B.S. in Social Work from GVSU, and loves to read and bake in her free time.

Megan Eversman

MVA Staff Coach

Played for Waverly high school where she received a 4-year varsity letter. She went on to play for Lansing Community College and then to GVSU Women’s club volleyball team. At GVSU, she received D3 First Team All American. Bri has coached for Ledges Volleyball Club, Hamilton High School, MVA, and Forest Hill Central Middle School. Her best skills as a coach are staying levelheaded, relating to players, being approachable and being able to modify coaching styles and drills to match players/skill levels. Bri loves coaching because she can share her passion with others and enjoys showing others how volleyball/sports can shape them in other life situations. Her favorite part about coaching is the joy and satisfaction when something finally clicks, and a player learns or perfects a skill. Bri’s favorite quote is “life is 95% what happens to you and 5% how you react.” Her favorite motivator is her dad because he is the reason why she is active in and out of sports. Bri’s full-time job is a Data Analyst for Michigan Department of Health and Human Services working on infectious disease, focusing on COVID currently. For fun, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her kitten. She attempts to go to the gym regularly and participate in volleyball leagues weekly. She recently stated to golf and will be attempting to pick up snowboarding this winter.

Bri Flowers

MVA Staff Coach

Graduated from Hope College and played on their men’s volleyball team. He began his coaching career in 1995 and has accumulated experience, knowledge, and familiarity with the game of volleyball over the years. Volleyball has taken Pete all over the country and given him more opportunities than he could ever imagine. Pete met his wife and life-long friends thanks to the game! Pete looks up to his mentor, Karch, because Karch worked hard to make the most of his gifts, always showed respect, and genuinely wanted to know people as individuals! With everything volleyball and Karch have taught Pete he wants to pass on what he has learned to the next generation. Currently, Pete is a 4th grade teacher in Zeeland and loves doing home improvement projects!

Pete Goers

MVA Staff Coach

Has been with the MVA program since 2015. When playing for East Grand Rapids High School, her team made State Champions in 2013. Kelly attended Michigan State University but did not play volleyball due to injury. She coached at EGRMS in 2019 and is the coach that will go above and beyond to answer any question. Kelly takes pride in having a reason for every praise that she gives each athlete, along with every coachable moment. She loves coaching because she loves to see athletes fall in love with volleyball. Her favorite quote comes from Babe Ruth, “every strike brings you closer to the next home run.” Outside of coaching, Kelly works at Helen Devos Children’s Hospital as an EEG technician. Outside of work, she is a cat and plant moment, and loves to cook; dinner is her favorite part of the day.

Kelly Grant

MVA Staff Coach

From Gross Pointe South High School where she was a four-time varsity letter earner, team captain, four-time district champion, and received all-league and all-region honors. Currently, Cindy is a member of the Grand Valley State University club volleyball team. She is an extremely enthusiastic coach who loves celebrating the little victories with her athletes. Cindy says that her club coaches are some of the best motivators and mentors she has had throughout life and her volleyball endeavors! Outside of coaching, Cindy enjoys going to nearby recreational centers to play co-ed volleyball and hanging out with her loved ones.

Cindy Hogan

MVA Staff Coach

Grand Haven high school and Grand Rapids Community College volleyball alum. Lauren began coaching in 2017 for Grand Haven high school men’s volleyball club team for a year and coached 5th-6th grades camps for 2 years. She began coaching with MVA in 2018. Lauren’s best ability as a coach in understanding the game with years of experience and able to keep the play positive. Coaching has been a high light in Lauren’s life, because she loves showing young athletes how great a sport volleyball can be. Laruen’s greatest motivator when she was an athlete was her team. Outside of MVA she is a Junior at Kuyper college studying Marketing and Business.

Lauren Jonker

MVA Staff Coach

Has been coaching since 2010 and joined the MVA staff in 2017. She is a former Hope College volleyball athlete as well as a GR Christian alumna where she held their record for most kills in a match. One of Samantha’s favorite parts of coaching is building relationships and pushing kids to be the best they can be. Sam has coached an array of ages and levels and especially enjoys training pin-hitters to be an asset from anywhere on the court. Aside from being a coach, she is a high school math teacher and a devoted dog mom to her red labradoodle, Clifford.

Sam Kemperman

MVA Staff Coach

Rylee Ketchum

MVA Staff Coach

Has been with MVA since 2009. Sarah is a Grandville high school and Grand Rapids Community College alum. Sarah began coaching in 2008 for MVA and has worked with all levels for the past 10 years. Sarah’s best traits as coach is understanding and remembering what it was like to be a student athlete, and now that she is a teacher, she can understand the learning process. Sarah will not hold back when it comes to being loud! Sarah’s purpose for coaching is that after the long days, of practices and traveling, she asks herself why. It’s at the end of the season when she gets a letter, or a message from a player who says, “I was thinking about what you said…” and she remember that her ultimate goal is for our athletes to see what their potential is, and that being a good human outweighs being the best athlete. Sarah’s favorite quote is, “hard work beats talent, when talent doesn’t work hard.” Outside of coaching, Sarah is a first-grade teacher and loves camping with her horse. .

Sarah Kulfan

MVA Staff Coach

Has been coaching with MVA since 2020. Macy is a women’s varsity volleyball player from West Ottawa high school. During her time at West Ottawa, she has received Team Offensive MVP award, 3 years of academic All-State, 3 years of All-Area, and All-Conference Honorable Mention. Macy played for Hope during college. As a coach, Macy believes that positive feedback, encouragement, communication, understanding, motivation, and building relationships will make her the best coach for your athletes. The reason that Macy coaches is because she enjoys creating relationships and watching athletes grow. Not only through their play, but outside of the volleyball gym as well. She also really loves the game. Reflecting on her junior year in club volleyball, her coach taught her about mental toughness in life and in the game of volleyball. Macy is currently a student at Hope College and in her spare time she likes to spend time with family and friends, hike, travel, and do yoga.

Macy Kuyers

MVA Staff Coach

Ashley McGee

MVA Staff Coach

Rockford High School graduate and will be attending Lee University starting Fall of 2020. She began coaching with MVA by helping with camps and clinics! With her positive and encouraging demeanor she relates well with the athletes she coaches. Volleyball has played a huge role in Payton’s life and she wants to give back to the game that taught her so much. When she is not giving back to the game, Payton loves attending Youth Group, hanging out with friends, and being a Mental Health Awareness advocate.

Payton Milo

MVA Staff Coach

Cortney Naber

MVA Lakeshore Director

Played for Niles North high school and Velocity Volleyball where she received the Most Improved award. She advanced to play for Calvin University where she was the captain for two years. Ryan coached for GRC middle school and MVA. Her best traits as a coaching are versatility, maximizing strengths, and teaching how to play smart. Ryan loves coaching because she can stay involved and pass knowledge to others. Ryan enjoys the team atmosphere that volleyball provides which makes it even more fun. Her favorite quote is “run to win.” Ryan’s favorite mentor is her freshman and sophomore coaches in high school. She is motivated by the fact she was always the underdog, that teams everyone expects to beat. Outside of the gym, she is a senior majoring in civil engineering and math with a minor in business. She is hoping to get a civil engineering job in the summer. Ryan enjoys hanging with friends, playing volleyball and being outdoors.

Ryan Ng

MVA Staff Coach

Played volleyball for Northview and advanced to University of New Haven where she received first and second team All-Conference, All-Rookie Team, All-Region, CoSida All District First Team, and All Academic. She has coached for Chelsea Piers Volleyball Club and has worked with multiple age levels at MVA. Mallory’s best trait as a coach is that she cares about each player’s well-being. She is motivated through her want to be better every day and she thinks that is the key to be successful at anything in life. Mallory’s full-time job is an HR assistant at Anesthesia Practice Consultants. She enjoys being active and playing with her three dogs: Toby, Casey, and Bo.

Mallory Nowicki

MVA Staff Coach

Erin O'leary

MVA Staff Coach

Katie Price

MVA Staff Coach

Mallory Ramirez

MVA Staff Coach

Comes to us from Comstock Park High School where she was team captain, MVP, and 4-year varsity starter on the volleyball team. She began coaching in 2013 and has focused her coaching abilities on youth programs (8th grade and below). With strong communication skills, patience, and an understanding that every athlete is unique in their own way, Lisa has established a solid foundation with her teams to help them grow within the game. Showing her athletes that they are capable of more than they think is one of Lisa’s favorite parts of coaching! She is a Dental Hygienist and loves spending time with her family and pets! In her spare time, Lisa plays instruments, knits, gardens, and golfing!

Lisa Rapson

MVA Staff Coach

Joined the MVA coaching staff in 2015. She is a Kenowa Hills grad where she was an All-Conference setter in 2013 and 2014 and then continued her volleyball career for two seasons at Davenport University. Hannah has worked several MVA camps/clinics, coached 12s and 13s, and offered private lessons over the years. She loves being able to relate to the athletes and help them prepare for milestones in their volleyball career, as well as, helping them grow as young women. When Hannah is not in the gym, she works full-time as a surgical medical assistant at the Bengtson Center for Aesthetics and Plastic surgery and is a full-time student at Davenport University. When she is not working, Hannah enjoys hanging out with her family, friends, and her dog Louis. She also loves all things outdoors and volunteers at Milans Miracle Fund through Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.

Hannah Rasch

MVA Staff Coach

A Western Michigan University club volleyball alumnus and has settled down in Grand Haven as a Buccaneer to raise his family. He began coaching in 2015 for PI Volleyball and is currently the Grand Haven JV coach! Troy is joining MVA for his first season this Winter. Some of Troy’s best abilities as a coach are explaining the “why” (why the drill, why this footwork, etc.) and encouraging his athletes. One of his favorite quotes for his athletes is, You can learn great things from your mistakes when you are not busy denying them. When Troy is not coaching or supporting his two daughters, he enjoys golfing, playing beach volleyball, and getting together with a friend.

Troy Redder

MVA Staff Coach

Played volleyball at White Cloud high school and received All-State, Big Rapids Pioneer Player of the year, All-Conference, and recorded 1000 kills during her 3 years on varsity. She went to play at Lake Superior State University where she was a 4-year stater, Freshman Female Athlete of the Year, and All-GLIAC. Ashley has a lengthy background in coaching beginning with Youth Volleyball, JV volleyball coach at Baraga high school, assistant varsity coach at White Cloud high school, varsity volleyball coach at Cedar Springs high school, youth volleyball program head coach for Cedar Springs, MVA U14, and currently a U12 MVA float coach. Her best abilities as a coach are building relationships and finding what motivates athletes to grow. She brings a positive mindset, a kind heart, and competitive spirit to the to the gym. Ashley’s favorite part of coaching is being able to help athletes realize their potential and grow. Knowing that she played a part in their journey is humbling and it is an honor to a part of. Her favorite quote is from Michael Jordan “Make it Happen.” Ashley’s favorite mentor is Russ Rose from Penn State. He is an old school coach that finds balance between pushing athletes and developing athletes. Her full-time job is in special education for Kent ISD. She has a daughter that is on U12 Black.

Ashley Reynolds

MSA Staff Coach

Played for Lapeer West where she received an Honorable Mention. She assisted with 7th and 8th grade, Grandville freshman coach, and currently coaches for MVA. Her best coaching trait is her knowledge on defense. Kelsey loves coaching because she gets to help athletes become leaders and learn how to handle their emotions after an amazing win or a tough loss. She wants to help them learn how to take responsibility for their actions and watch their confidence grow, then hopefully by the end of the season they have create a lifelong relationship. She believes the athletes motivate her to be a better coach and think of innovative ways to help them. Outside of coaching, Kelsey is an insurance nerd for Priority health. She has two dogs named Scooby and Ziva.

Kelsey Rogers

MVA Staff Coach

is an East Grand Rapids and Grand Valley State University alum. In her time at GVSU, Betsy was a 3-time captain, Freshman Player of the Year in the GLIAC, received multiple All-Conference and Player of the Week honors. Betsy joined MVA in 2013 and over the years she has coached athletes from our local program to our national program and is now one of our Master Coaches! Betsy enjoys connecting with her players as individuals and learning what motivates them. Her encouraging and positive demeanor is one of the many things that makes Betsy a great coach. When Betsy is not coaching, she works full-time for MSA as their Facilities Director! She still enjoys playing in competitive indoor and sand volleyball tournaments as well as being in the great outdoors.

Betsy Ronda

MVA Staff Coach

A Milan high school alum who received the Jerry Cooke Award for Leadership and Dedication, also receiving All Coaches Team in Huron League Conference. Madi began coaching in 2018 as the assistant coach for U14 national team at Huron Valley Volleyball club in Saline, MI. Her best trait as a coach is being compassionate, technically sound, honest, encouraging, and competitive. She loves coaching because she can make difference in a player’s life both in and out of the gym. Madi’s love for volleyball stems from the structure, commitment, and teamwork skills that she can share with her athletes. Madi drives to improve and always wants to do what is best. She is a full-time student at Grand Valley State University and studying health care management. When she is not in class, she is hanging out with her friends, reading a Harry Potter book, or watching any kind of movie.

Madi Sansone

MVA Staff Coach

Played for Grand Haven high school and then advanced to Winthrop University and then transferred to GRCC. She began coaching in 2018 for Lakeshore elite U16, then MVA U16 regional and MVA Lakeshore U17 regional, West Ottawa volunteer assistant, and Black River High School Varsity Assistant. As a coach, her best traits and skills are to empower athletes to reach their full potential through providing the right tools and resources, and encouraging a culture of leadership, goal setting and personality responsibility. Her coaching philosophy is built on honesty, courage, connection, and inclusion in the hopes that the girls I coach leave the program better people and better players. Cassidy coach’s volleyball because it teaches the greatest life lessons and promotes the development of character and integrity. She believes her duty to her athletes is to mentor them on the sport and life. Her favorite coach is Beth Launiere, head coach for University of Utah, who serves as a pillar of knowledge within the volleyball community. Cassidy works as the student assistant for the Hope College women’s lacrosse team.

Cassiday Schumacher

MVA Staff Coach

Began coaching with MVA in 2019. Baseball player in high school, Aaron began playing beach volleyball at 18. In college, Aaron played for GVSU club volleyball. Aaron began coaching in 1997 for Grand Haven Varsity, JV, 8th grade, and GVSU women’s club volleyball team. Aaron loves coaching because he can form relationships and build a team, especially as athletes grow over the years. Aaron’s favorite quote is “life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover and reveal who you are.” Aaron is a math teacher at Grand Haven high school. Aaron loves being outside, camping with his family, and traveling to National Parks. Aaron is a huge music fan, he loves going to concerts and festivals.

Aaron Smaka

MVA Staff Coach

Abby Sprick

MVA Staff Coach

Comes to MVA from Parchment where she played volleyball at their high school. She began coaching in 2018 for Ottawa Hills high school as the JV assistant coach then becoming the head coach. Her best ability as a coach is team building, and as a coach she loves inspiring young minds to give their best at something they love. She believes volleyball requires perseverance, trust in others, and resiliency. Melena’s favorite quote is by Kobe Bryant, “great things come from hard work and perseverance. No excuses.” Her full-time profession is at National Heritage Academies as a retention consultant and employee engagement. Her hobbies include attending anywhere that has live music.

Melena Strehlow

MVA Staff Coach

Emma Summerfield

MVA Staff Coach

Has been with MVA since 2017. Taylor played women’s varsity volleyball at Kenowa Hills high school, accepting All-Conference and MVP award during her time. She began coaching in 2017 West Catholic High school as the freshman head coach and moved up to be JV head coach recently. As a coach, Taylor believes in being supportive and helping her players. It is important to be tough, but it is also important to know when to be light. Taylor’s favorite part about coaching is mentoring the athletes and help them progress through the season(s). Taylor’s love for volleyball sprouts from teamwork and mental toughness. Taylor’s favorite quote is “do something today that your future self will thank you for.” Outside of MVA, Taylor works as the Development Database Manager at West Catholic high school. In her free time, Taylor likes to attend concerts and spending time with her golden retriever, Daisy.

Taylor Tuttle

MVA Staff Coach

Eno Umoh has been coaching since 2009 and came to MVA after a standout career at GVSU. Eno was a middle hitter where she earned All-American, All-Region, and All-Conference honors. She is 3rd on the GVSU career block list and 2nd on the career block assists. Eno has developed a great ability to break down and teach skills to athletes of all ages. Having not received formal volleyball training until her first year at GVSU Eno understands the process and how to be patient with athletes if they get frustrated while learning. She loves to coach because her life has been so positively impacted by her coaches and teammates and instills the lessons she learned in her everyday life. Eno is a neuro rehabilitation case manager and is working on completed her MBA. She enjoys traveling, hanging with friends, and binge-watching Netflix.

Eno Umoh

MVA Staff Coach

Played for DFFO and Impact Dynamic in high school where she was State Runner Up in 2013. Jenna played for Hope College where she was the team captain and received MIAA Honor Roll. She has coached for Impact Dynamic, Aces Zeel Volleyball Club, and Zeeland Christian School. Jenna’s best abilities as a coach in creating unique, individual relationship with athletes. She has a background in the sport and can share her past knowledge. Jenna loves coaching because it is a way for her to pay forward what her coaches have done for her. Through out her career, she has had many positive experiences due to her coaches and she hopes to do the same for her players. She loves volleyball because it me her who she is today, it gave her lifelong friends and valuable life lessons. Her favorite quote is “present over perfect,” which is a good reminder to stay in the moment and to find joy in the little things. Her greatest motivator has been her teammates. Outside of the gym, Jenna is a first-grade teacher at Zeeland Christian and likes to go to coffee shops, the beach, and Target. She likes to read, travel, and spend time with family and friends.

Jenna VanderLaan

MVA Staff Coach

An MVA Master Coach, the MVA Recruiting Coordinator, and an Assistant Director for MVA. He has been with MVA since 2009 and is an integral part of the club management. Craig has been coaching since 1994 and has extensive college coaching experience. With stints at Michigan State, GVSU, Michigan Tech, Judson University, Siena Heights, and Glen Oaks CC, his college coaching career is highlighted by the 2005 National Championship season at GVSU. He currently spends time as an Assistant Coach for Cornerstone University. Craig is an alumni of Western Michigan University and Siena Heights and holds a BA in Business and a MA in Organizational Leadership. Craig and his wife Mayme met while coaching in Illinois and were married and moved to Michigan in 2009. When not in the gym Craig enjoys reading, watching football, and spending time with Mayme and their daughter Ana.

Craig Vlietstra

MVA Director

Has been coaching since 2002 where she began her career in Illinois and then creating MVA in 2009. Her best skill as a coach is that she has an eye for detail. Mayme love coaching for the “Aha” moments. She finds joy in helping athletes work on something and then it finally comes together. She believes a good coach will make their players see what they can be, rather than what they are. In Mayme’s free time, she takes her daughter to all her sports, she reads a lot, and watch her guilty pleasure- MTV’s The Challenge.

Mayme Vlietstra

MSA Athletic Director

Played for Calvary Christian Schools where she received MVP All Conference. She went to play junior varsity for Grace College where she received the Coach’s Award. Erin has coached for Dekalb Middle School, Club Pineapple, and MVA. Her best skills as a coach are her knowledge in hitting and setting, she likes to look for the positive and highlighting why each player is important to the team. Erin’s favorite part of coaching is connecting with other people who love volleyball and teach them principles that can help players in multiple parts of life. She loves volleyball because it is a dynamic sport and continues to be fun through multiple stages in life. In Erin’s free time she is a mother to her two-year-old, Lincoln, and has a floral business called Florista of West Olive. She has game nights with her family, plays sports, and have campfires. She also has a German Shepherd named Padme, who is regal and sweet.

Erin Webb

MVA Staff Coach

Is from Clarendon Hills, Illinois and currently attends Hope College where she majors in Environmental Engineering and is a member of the women’s volleyball team. She has coached since 2017 and focuses on the technical aspect of the game, especially with setting. Tracy has played at a competitive level throughout her volleyball career and holds herself to a high standard, which has broadened her knowledge and love for the game. A quote Tracy lives by is “Well done is better than well said” because it reminds everyone to put your words into action in every aspect of life. For fun, Tracy loves riding her bike around Holland and playing card games! 

Tracy Westra

MVA Staff Coach

Amy Wierenga

MVA Staff Coach

Is a founding member of MVA, a Master Coach, and the MVA Tournament and Events Director. Chip has been at GRCC since 2006 where he led the program to a National Championship in 2012. Throughout his tenure he has had seven additional national tournament appearances. Prior to GRCC Chip was the varsity coach at West Catholic and Forest Hills Northern, where they made an appearance in the Class A State title game in 2007. He then moved on to GVSU where they had three national championship berths. Chip is a Ferris State alumnus and was a member of their men’s tennis team. A die-hard Michigan fan, Chip enjoys spending as much time as possible with his wife Tracy and their two kids Logan and Harper.

Chip Will

MVA Staff Coach

Emily Williams

MVA Staff Coach

Dayle Zelenka

MVA Youth Coordinator

Kendra Zwart

MVA Staff Coach

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