Lake VBC U18-1: Welcome

Meet your 2015 Lake VBC Coaches!!!

Rachelle Manske: U18-1 Head Coach
Founder, Club Director, Lake Volleyball Club Board President
IMPACT Certified, GMS Level I & II, CAP I, II & III certified, Natl’ High Performance Coach, Region High Performance Training Director

This will be Rachelle’s 8th year running the club.  Rachelle was a 3 year letterman at Redmond High School as a Libero/Setter.  She went on to play competitive 4’s at Western Washington University.  Currently she still loves to compete participating in the Lake VBC adult league.  Her love for the game continues as she passes along her passion for this great sport onto many generations that have followed. Rachelle has been privately training athletes 12 years here in Lake Stevens.  Rachelle Founded Lake VBC in 2007 due to the rising desire of our local athletes to compete at a higher level of the sport.  This is Rachelle’s 7th year as director of Lake VBC.  Her 12 years of experience include 7 years coaching with Jim McLaughlin at the University of Washington Volleyball Summer camps, 2 years coaching at the National High Performance camps with USAV, and 5 years coaching our regional High Performance Athletes.  Based on her experience and dedication to excellence she was hired as the Regional High Performance Training Director for the Puget Sound region for summer 2011 & 2013 taking the Select age group to the National High Performance Championships in Ft Lauderdale, FL finishing #12 overall.  Rachelle is dedicated to the highest level of training for herself, her coaching staff and her athletes and strives to master the ability to train our athletes in the most effective & efficient manner.  2012 recipient of the "Most Inspirational leader" Award in the Puget Sound Region.

Alyssa Hodgen: U18-1 Assistant Coach
IMPACT Certified, GMS I: 2 years, CAP I Certified

This will be Alyssa’s 5th year coaching club ball & her 4th  year at Lake. She was the JV coach at Glacier Peak HS in 2011. She graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in Society, Ethics, & Human Behavior in 2011. Her playing experience includes: 5 years of club (3 years at WVBA), 4 years varsity at Snohomish HS and 2 years at NCAA DII school- West Virginia Wesleyan College. Her specialty was Libero and Setting. Her extensive experience as a player and her mature & confident mindset as a young coach makes her a rare find for any club so we are happy to have her on our coaching staff this season and expect great things.