Alex began playing volleyball at SUNYIT in 2008. An unlikely player due to his experience and size, he quickly picked up the game. By the middle of his first year, with the newly formed NCAA DIII Men's Volleyball Team at SUNYIT, he was playing as their starting libero continuing through his senior year. Alex was ranked 5th (2009) and 1st (2010) in the nation in digs per game respectively. After graduating in 2010 Alex moved back to the area and is still an avid volleyball player in the community. Alex has almost a decade of coaching experience in club and at the collegiate level.
A former musician, Andre came to be a Collegiate volleyball player by chance and with a bit of luck. He took that opportunity and formed a great love for the sport, turning hard work and dedication into a Captainship and MVP honor his senior year. After graduation he landed into coaching volleyball by a chance meeting and has turned that into almost 20 years of teaching, learning, and educating players of every level and ability, even receiving a City Council Citation for his work within the community.
Chris comes to the Warriors from Philadelphia. Although volleyball was not offered at his high school, he excelled on the football field, helping his team to a league championship and earning all-city honors. While attending college in Philadelphia, he spent his extracurricular time as an assistant coach. Chris always had an interest in the game but didn't start playing organized volleyball until after college which helped develop his passion for the sport. Now calling New York his home, he currently plays in various indoor, grass, and sand leagues and tournaments across Westchester county.
Elizabeth's passion for volleyball started in the gym, watching her children play in school and club. She loved the teamwork and comradery that girls had and bonded over. She decided she wanted to help grow the game and give girls a place where they can come to learn, from basic fundamentals to advanced game play, while meeting new friends / teammates from around the county in a positive environment.
Jake immediately took a liking to volleyball after his first year playing in the 8th grade. During his freshman year in high school, he was captain of the J.V. team, and was soon promoted to Varsity the following three years. His senior year he was Co-captain and was voted to the all-EBAL 2nd team as an outside hitter. From 2008-2013, he played intramural volleyball at Cal Poly: San Luis Obispo. Jake moved to Westchester after graduating with an Architecture degree and currently still plays in various volleyball tournaments and leagues.
Kelli made the switch from competitive cheerleading to volleyball in seventh grade when she played for the first time on her school's modified team. She has since never looked back. She was named All-Conference Honorable Mention and All-League during her varsity years at Westlake High School. Kelli specialized in defense, playing both Defensive Specialist and Libero during her volleyball career. Her Libero skills helped lead her varsity team to win All-League, All-Section, and make it to the State Semi-Finals during her senior year of high school. In college, while working on her Biology and Chemistry Degree, she continued to play during intramurals and even help mentor current Westlake H.S. players. Kelli loved her years being part of a team and playing volleyball and wants to pass on her passion and knowledge for the sport to other athletes. She is currently coaching for Edgemont H.S.
Thomas took a roundabout way to the volleyball courts. In high school, he was captain of both his Soccer and Tennis teams, gaining all league honors in 2007 & 2008. But it was while studying at the University of Albany, the courts began calling him during a volleyball intramural league. There, he gained experience and love for the game. Since then he began playing in various volleyball leagues and tournaments across Westchester County: Indoor, Grass and Sand. Most recently winning championships in the Peekskill and Fishkill leagues. He hopes to bring his passion, athleticism, and knowledge to the players of Warriors VBC to help bring them to the next level of their abilities.