2018RIckF

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Although this is my first season as club Director, I am both a parent of a volleyball player, and a coach, here at Adversity and understand the philosophy of the club.  I embrace the challenge to continue the tradition that started 10 years ago and look forward to leading the club.

I am committed to help the young athletes learn new skills and improve on the skills they already have, to help them accomplish goals and understand the work that needs to be put in to reach them.  I also want show them they can do more than they ever thought possible.  I truly believe that a great positive attitude is just as important as physical ability to be great at any sport. 

At Adversity we are committed to providing quality coaching, and great skills-based training to ensure that our teams are able to compete at a high level and have fun doing it.

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I live in Germantown, WI, and trained at Adversity for the past three years. For the past seven years, I played competitive volleyball.  Adversity’s training instilled me with increased confidence and skill, which is one reason I am honored to have the opportunity to do the same for other young athletes.  I am currently a sophomore at Concordia University Wisconsin studying Exercise Physiology with a concentration in Athletic Coaching.  I am very excited for this opportunity to coach the Minions team, especially for a club that strives to develop an athlete’s character as well as their athletic ability. 

2018AllisonZ

 I am a new coach for Adversity-Wisconsin VBC, but I come equipped with experience that I have acquired throughout the years. I developed a passion for the club volleyball scene when I played for Wisconsin Power and Wisconsin Select for 7 years. I am thankful for the connections I was able to make and the ​places I was able to see throughout those years, and I want to be able to share those same experiences with the athletes I coach. 

 
I graduated from Randolph High School where I was a four year starter and letter winner in both volleyball and basketball. I continued my education at the University of Sioux Falls in South Dakota where I obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science and played volleyball for two years before going into "retirement." I look forward to having the opportunity to work with athletes whether their goals are to reach their fullest potential for their school teams or to play collegiality, because I feel as though I can provide genuine guidance based on experience. 
 

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Eggert2018


I've actually coached for 8 years now at Milwaukee School of Languages.
I also played 3 years of Varsity volleyball, one year of college volleyball, and 3 years of college club as a setter/DS/Libero. Now I play in competitive B-A leagues in Wisconsin.
 
I chose adversity because I wanted to share my love of the game and experience with aspiring players who want to compete at a higher level. I also wanted to expand my horizons as a coach and get more experience coaching players outside of the inner city.
 
As a coach, I want to share my passion and love for volleyball to younger players who want to elevate their game, have fun, and compete at a higher level through training, strengthening, and teamwork.

 2018Kayla

Hi I'm Kayla Nettesheim, I grew up in West Bend, WI.  I've been playing volleyball since 2005 and coaching since since 2012.  I coach youth sports for ages 3-12 years old at the Kettle Moraine YMCA.  I’ve been the head coach for Silverbrook intermediate school 5th and 6th grade intramural volleyball program, for the past 4 years.  I’ve also coached 7th grade A volleyball at Badger Middle School for the past 3 years.  This will be my 2nd year as a head coach for Club but my first year at Adversity!  I love coaching youth, whether it’s teaching them new skills or coaching them to perfect their techniques! I can't wait for this season and look forward to coaching your daughter!


Syverson2018


Erin Syversen is in her first season as an assistant coach for the Wisconsin Lutheran College women's volleyball team.

 

Syversen wrapped up her four-year (2014-2017) playing career at Millikin University with an array of accolades, including being named All-American, First Team All-CCIW, and team MVP three times each. She finished her career ranked second in program history with 2,126 kills, while also recording 1,677 digs, 263 service aces, and a .222 hitting percentage. In 2017, she led NCAA Division III in total attacks (1,674) and was third in total kills (574).

 

The Big Blue claimed three straight College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) regular season championships, advanced to the NCAA Tournament in three times, and compiled a 110-43 overall record during Syversen's collegiate career. She graduated from Millikin in 2018 with a bachelor of science degree in sport management.

 

Syversen attended Waukesha West High School where she was a two-time First Team All-Classic 8 performer. She registered over 1,500 digs and 1,000 kills during her high school career.

 

Syversen, who is pursuing a Master of Arts in leadership and innovation from WLC, resides in Waukesha.

2018Annie

My name is Annie Mears and I am fairly new to coaching, as this is my second year, but I have been blessed and surrounded with amazing coaches almost my whole life. I have been playing volleyball since I was 7 with recreation volleyball, high school volleyball, and 6 years on a club team. All these years, I have been a setter and right side hitter. I am excited to be learning and coaching alongside Hannah. I chose Adversity because they really stress and focus on growth as an athlete. I really admire clubs that do this because it isn't all about winning, it's about how we can better ourselves as a player and a person.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

2018Hannah

 
Hi all! My names Hannah Michalowski and this will be my first year coaching with adversity. I grew up in Milwaukee and played club with West Allis lightning from 11-18s. I moved to Waterford my freshmen year and played varsity libero all four years. During my senior track season I endured a career ending ankle injury to take away my college career at Iowa state. I have been coaching boys volleyball and Waukesha west but am so excited to take on a girls team this season. I currently live in West Allis and am working as a waitress. Other than work I am in the middle of a gap year but have been attending University of Wisconsin whitewater studying sports broadcasting. I plan to take that major and hopefully become a sideline reporter for the NBA one day. 

 

When it comes to volleyball I tend to specialize in defense and running a high tempo offense. Annie and I are so excited to take on the team and hope and hopefully have some success!

 

 

 

Kutchera2018
 
 
I live in West Bend with my husband and 2 boys, ages 10 and 7.  In my coaching experience I have  worked with age groups from 3rd grade through High School over the past 6 years. This is my second year with the minions group and my first coaching freshman girls volleyball at West Bend East.  I love working with this age group, they are fun, energetic and ready to learn.  This is the age level where it all starts.  I believe muscle memory is a great coaching technique for all age levels and you get that here at Adversity. 

 

 

2017MikaylaThis is Mikala’s second year with Adversity as our 15-1’s coach. Mikala grew up in Marshfield Wisconsin playing for Wisconsin VBC and Ice as well as four years as a varsity starter. She went on to play for UW- Oshkosh for a year until and injury took her out of the game. Still having a passion for the sport and love for teaching she turned her talents towards coaching. She is starting her fourth year and 9th season (she coaches about 3 seasons a year between high school, Adversity and an inner city club) of volleyball taking on a new position as Port Washington High School’s Varsity coach.
 
Mikala focuses heavily on strength and speed development, injury prevention, and technical skills; building her athletes confidence up preparing them to take on hard teams, and even harder, their own doubts. Outside of volleyball, Mikala graduated last fall from UW-Milwaukee with a dual degree in Community Engagement and Education and Political Science and a certificate in Peace and Conflict Resolution. She assistant teaches and runs her own college programming for social justice advocates and community organizers while she is taking a gap year before starting her Masters in Sustainable Peace Building.

 

2018Flannery

Catie has previous experience coaching middle school, freshman and JV teams at her old high school during the off season.

 

Catie is from Green Bay and graduated from De Pere High school, where she played two years of varsity volleyball. She's also played club volleyball since 5th grade at WI PoWer VBC. Catie just wrapped up her freshman season at Alverno College, where she placed second on the team in kills with 202 and second on the team in digs with 254. She made the leaderboard 22 times out of 28 matches. She currently studies kinesiology with a focus in athletic training.

 

A philosophy that Catie shares with all of the teams and athletes she coaches? "Nothing is perfect". While in high school (and still today) she was the type of player that felt her skills could always improve. No matter how good the pass was, the set, or the attack, it can always improve. She encourages players to not necessarily strive for perfection, but instead make moves and plays that are improvements from the last. We love her positive perspective!

 

Fun Fact: This summer Catie had a chance to play overseas in London, Paris, and Barcelona with a small national team from the US, where she was awarded MVP and put on the All-Star team!

 

 

2018Mcmath

 

Alex very excited to be apart of Adversity volleyball for the first time. Alex began playing volleyball when she was in the fourth grade. She was a three-year varsity athlete and just wrapped up her first year playing for Alverno College. Her teams at Midland high school brought home three District and two Regional Championships.  During her time at Midland High Alexandria placed on the all-time record board in three categories, including total assists and assists per set.  She also played eight years of club volleyball back home with Shock, MEVBA, and Supernova. She has coached with many teams at the middle school and J.V. levels in her home state of Michigan. She is looking forward to creating quality coach/athlete relationships and passing on her love for the game at a competitive level.  Alex is looking forward to being involved in the volleyball community here in Wisconsin.

2018Balleto

Balleto, formerly Natalie Wildes, comes to Adversity with years of collegiate coaching under her belt spanning across the divisions of the NCAA and NAIA with many winning seasons to boot. The Milwaukee native and Catholic Memorial HS grad, began her coaching career with the Great Lakes Volleyball Club out of Racine, Wis. as head coach of the boys’ team. Not before long, Balleto worked her way to an assistant position for two seasons at her alma-mater, the University of Wisconsin-Parkside - a NCAA Divison II school, where she was the starting setter for four years.  


Balleto then took a split position where she was head men’s and first assistant women’s coach at Earlham College, an NCAA DIII institution from Richmond, Ind. Following her work at Earlham, Balleto was then hired onto the Lewis University staff as the first assistant for the volleyball team. While at the NCAA DII institution, Balleto’s team went 63-12.

 

 

Balleto then earned the head women’s volleyball coaching position at Cardinal Stritch University. In just a few seasons, Balleto had turned around a program that routinely finished the season with a losing record, into a consistent contender for the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference regular season and postseason championships.

 

Two seasons in a row, Balleto’s CSU women’s team made it the NAIA National Championship Tournament. In the midst of her success with the women’s team, Balleto took over coaching for the Men’s Volleyball team at CSU in 2012. The men’s team quickly responded to Balleto’s coaching style and worked their way to the NAIA National Championship Tournament in 2015. Along with NAIA National success, Balleto's teams also compiled 5 Conference Championships and 3 Conference Divisional Championships. 

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Shari2018

This is my 4th year working with the Adversity-Wisconsin VBC team, although I've been around and supporting it for the past 10 years.  I played volleyball throughout my 4 years of high school at MFHS.  I went on to play for Mount Mary University while pursuing a career in Nursing at the College.  I earned my Bachelors of Science and Nursing through the Mount Mary/Columbia College of Nursing program in 2006.  I am currently doing what I love, and working as a Registered Nurse at the Aurora Germantown Surgery Center. 

 

As well as Nursing, I am a full time mom to identical twin daughters, Peyton and Elly, and a son Jacob.  In addition to playing/watching volleyball, I enjoy, boating, swimming, campfires, and relaxing as a family.  I am excited to be helping out, and joining the team at Adversity-Wisconsin VBC and am looking forward to many years of success at this growing club!

Chopp2018

Lexi Chopp is an experienced Marketing and PR professional and has been working with Adversity since late spring. She grew up in the area and is passionate about helping local youth organizations grow and serve the community, which made partnering with Adversity a natural fit.

Lexi graduated from Butler University with a degree in Strategic Communication. She enjoys spending time outdoors with family and friends, keeping up with Butler basketball, and sipping a hot cup of coffee to start off the day.

LeonHi there! I'm Leon Yu, owner of Dynamic Light Photography. Choosing a photographer is a very personal decision. Aside from the primary job of creating art, the most important aspect of photography is communication. I love working with people, especially listening to their vision for placing art in their homes. I would much rather have an in-person or phone conversation with you versus text or email. That's the best way to learn whether I'm the right photographer to carry out your vision for decorating your home and capturing your memories.

 

My photographic style is rooted in the technical aspects of lighting. I love enhancing natural light with studio strobes to create something special that can't be made with a smart phone, or even a DSLR with on-camera flash. I've been fascinated with photography and cameras since I was about six years old, but it wasn't until 2005 that I started using studio lighting techniques in my portrait photography. I immediately noticed an improvement in the quality of my work. My subjects' eyes came alive and I had much more control over the entire image. All of a sudden, I wasn't just "taking pictures," I was creating art! That revelation came more than a decade ago, and to this day I still marvel at what can be accomplished when one learns how to properly use light.

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