SRJ would like to welcome Coach Kendzee to the coaching staff this year! In High School she helped her team to 3 regional championships and a top-four finish at State all four years. Kendzee was voted All-State (6A) and Libero of the Year as a senior! She was honored with the Varsity Leadership Award (3 years), voted Varsity MVP (2 years), voted all-region (4 years), and voted team captain (2 years). She went on to play 2 years of volleyball at Laramie County CC in Wyoming and had over 500 digs in one season, tallied 32 service aces and played in all 35 matches. Her team won regionals and placed 9th at Nationals. She then went on to play an integral part on LCSC's team the last 3 years being voted team captain the last 2 years and receiving the Heart of a Warrior award her senior year! We are so excited to have Kendzee's energy and competive drive for our 18's team!
SRJ welcomes Coach Kacey Halbert! Kacey is from Pomeroy, Washington where she was a 4 yr Varsity starter, a state volleyball champion, held All-League honors, and received numerous defensive and sportsmanship awards. She competed in club and high school volleyball primarily as a libero, but has experience as an outside and middle hitter as well. She competed at the collegiate level in both Softball and Volleyball for Walla Walla Community College. She was selected several times as the defensive player of the week and earned her way onto the NWAC Volleyball All-Star Team! She decided to place all her focus on her education while attended WSU, but couldn't stay away from competition, so she became a practice player with the WSU Club team. She recently graduated from WSU with a degree in Wildlife Ecology. Kacey has experience in running and coaching volleyball skills camps and in her spare time enjoys volunteering for the Pomeroy high school volleyball team. She is looking forward to helping the young athletes at SRJ to learn this game better and become competitors!
SRJ would like to welcome back for a 3rd season, Coach Shelby! Shelby has played volleyball since she was very young. She has worked hard over the years to improve her skills and her passion for volleyball has never stopped. She competed as a collegiate volleyball player for 4 years in Chicago, earning several tournament awards and becoming the team captain her last 2 years. After her collegiate career, she became an assistant coach for her college team. Shelby is currently enjoying life working as a counselor, spending time with family and friends, helping her husband take care of their cows and she is very excited to begin coaching this club season!
SRJ is so proud to announce the addition of Coach Shannon Erbst to our team! Shannon is a family girl at heart and they are her greatest achievement. However, coming in at a close second has to be her love of coaching! She has over 23 years of experience: 11+ years of coaching Varsity Volleyball, 12+ years of coaching Varsity Softball, 12x Coach of the Year for the White Pine League (7 softball, 5 volleyball), 6x Coach of the Year nominee for WAA, 4x North Idaho Hall of Fame Coach of the Year nominee, 9 League and District Volleyball Championships, 7 State Volleyball appearances (two 3rd place finishes), 8 League and District Softball Championships, and 8 State Softball appearances (six 3rd place, two 2nd place finishes)! The list goes on and on for this dedicated coach. She has coached Varsity through Jr High level and now we get her for our 14's! We can't wait!
SRJ is really excited to welcome into our volleyball family, Coach Carlee Rhodes! Carlee was a 3 yr Varsity letterer for Kennewick High School where her team made 2 State Championship appearances. She was a 2 year Team Captain and a Mid-Columbia Conference Honorable mention. Carlee coached 2 seasons of U12 for Kennewick Parks & Rec. She also played golf at LCSC and was a 3 time Conference Champion in the Frontier League! We can't wait to see how Carlee's competitive drive will shape our athletes!
Our SRJ family would like to welcome Coach Nikki Halbert! Nikki was a 4 year high school starter and a 3 sport athlete at Pomeroy High School. She made multiple state appearances and championships in her High School years and was a team Captain during that time as well. Coach Halbert was a collegiate track athlete at LCSC and has competed in the Cascade Collegiate Conference (CCC) in numerous track events during her years at LC. She graduated with a degree in Kinesiology with certifications in Sports Nutrition and Fitness. She was the Junior High Volleyball and Basketball Coach from 2020-2022 at All Saints and was also the Assistant High School Track coach in 2022 in Pomeroy. Coach Halbert has experience with coordinating and coaching a variety of camps, club teams, and skill specific clinics and we are excited for our 15 Red team to learn from her!
SRJ would like to welcome back Halle White to our volleyball family! Coach Halle is a graduate of Lewiston High School and lead her team in back to back 5A State Championships in 2012 & 2013. She went on to play at Weber State University before heading back here to the LC Valley where she continued her love of volleyball as a coach. She has been coaching club volleyball since 2016 and has been coaching for SRJ since 2018. She was the LHS JV coach for several years and has moved up to the Varsity coaching position in 2023. We are excited for our 13's to learn from Coach Halle this season!
SRJ is excited to welcome Hannah Winter to the club! Hannah has been playing volleyball for almost ten years and grew a passion for the game immediately. She played for Snake River Juniors for 3 seasons and loved the opportunity to improve her skills and knowledge of the game every year. Hannah has helped coach Clarkston High School's JV/Varsity teams, a variety of youth camps, as well as SRJ's 2022 Grass League. Hannah is currently a senior at LCSC studying Mathematics and Secondary Education. She plans to teach high school math, chemistry, and physics somewhere in the Pacific NW and hopes to continue coaching volleyball and tennis in the schools as well. She is looking forward to coaching this upcoming season!
Snake River Volleyball would like to welcome Coach Taylin Rowley who is coming to us from LCSC where she is redshirting this year and will be playing the next 2 years. Taylin was a graduate of CDA and went on to play at North Idaho College where she held conference MVP honors and was an AVCA All-American! She went on to play one season at Southern Oregon University before transferring to LCSC. While Taylin was residing in Coeur d' Alene, she coached 3 different teams for the 208 VB Club and we are so excited to see her train up our 12's! Welcome to the SRJ family, Taylin
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