Kelli Miechowics

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Alvaro (Al) Jimenez

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Brielle Butler

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Brielle is fun, supportive, and kind. She coached the 2022-2023 high school season at Grossmont High School as the JV head coach and assistant varsity coach. She has played volleyball for 11 years, 3 of them at socal and 4 years of varsity volleyball at Rancho Buena Vista High School. Her main coaching inspiration comes from her first volleyball coach at Socal, Jason Cedric. Brielle is passionate about volleyball and wants to share that passion with her team. She is fun, energetic, and very competitive and loves to do a lot of game-like play. Outside of coaching, Brielle works at after school program with elementary students and is majoring in Early Childhood Education with the hopes of being a teacher. Her favorite part of coaching is building relationships with her team and watching them grow as players and people throughout the season. She is patient and understanding but will also push her team to reach their potential.

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2022-11-09T12:25:19-08:00November 9th, 2022|

Bella Martinez

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Bella has been here at SoCal since she was 8 years old, and started playing competitive travel volleyball at age 12. She has been on National teams at SoCal from age 12 to 18 and has gone to Girl’s Junior National Championships 4 times. Bella played at Mission Hills High school for 1 year on JV, and 3 years on Varsity, and graduated in 2020.
Bella now attends CSUSM majoring in kinesiology and a minor in biology in the hope of becoming a doctor. Bella is now playing for the CSUSM women’s volleyball club team and is president of the club! The club team went to the Collegiate Club Volleyball National Championships in Phoenix, Arizona 2022. And will be going to the 2023 Nationals in Kansas City, Missouri.
Bella loves working with the younger athletes who are starting to play because she can help them grow with their fundamentals and know that she was able to shape them as young volleyball players. Her coaching style is super encouraging, focused on pushing the girls to work hard, and to make volleyball fun! Bella has been coaching at SoCal for almost 2 years and loves doing it.

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Mercedez Stout

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Energetic, caring, and passionate are some ways players have described Mercedez coaching style.
Mercedez cares about the player’s growth in the sport as well as the emotional connection to the sport.
Some call her quirky and different, but everyone who has crossed paths with Mercedez has always left
with a smile. Mercedez fell in love with the sport of volleyball 12 years ago when she was in middle
school and continued to grow in the sport making varsity her Freshman year of high school and
continuing on varsity until her senior year. She started coaching 4 years ago after filling in for a friend,
and absolutely fell in love with helping and watching young adults fall in love with a sport that means so
much to her. Mercedez always starts and ends the practice with a smile and a laugh to keep the energy
high and the personalities strong, however, can be serious when the moment calls for it. Mercedez
brings motivation, constant focus, determination, and high energy to every practice. She will always
bring the same energy, if not more, as her players to practices and games. Mercedez chose SoCal for
their “Be Kind” motto, and to build and strengthen players.

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2022-11-09T11:37:25-08:00November 9th, 2022|

Grace Crawford

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Grace is excited to start her 3rd year at SoCal Volleyball Club! Although this is her third year at SoCal, she is going into her 5th year of coaching club volleyball and just finished her first high school season at Vista High School. This past spring Grace graduated from the University of St. Katherine where she completed her volleyball career of 13 years of playing. Grace is a patient coach that adapts to the team’s needs for learning. She wants to see the team grow as humans and as volleyball players. A lot of her coaching inspiration comes from her first club coach when she was 12 and from her coach at Pasadena City College. Alongside coaching, Grace also works as an aide at a physical therapy clinic while she works on becoming a physical therapist. This season she plans on pushing the team to gain greater knowledge of the sport and learn new skills. Grace is a caring, patient, and tough coach that encourages players to do their best.

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2022-11-09T10:27:31-08:00November 9th, 2022|

Jack Vermaak

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Jack focuses his coaching on making individual skills a priority so that when they all come together, it forms a great system heavily inspired by his beach volleyball coaches and his current Coach, Mark Smith. Jack is in his first year coaching volleyball after playing all throughout high school at Mission Vista and currently is playing for the Palomar men’s volleyball team. Outside of volleyball Jack spends his free time working on computers and learning new things. Having played his final club season at SoCal and falling in love with the community and knowledge he learned, Jack returned to SoCal hoping to share what he learned. This season he is looking to make all his athletes comfortable within every skill and position to help best prepare them for their next level. In three words Jack can be described as energetic, methodic, and supportive. He chooses to motivate players by incorporating competition into the drills when possible.

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