17-1s

Leigh Barea

Head Coach: Leigh Barea

Assistant Coach: Lucy Egan

Head Coach Bio

Seasons at WJV: 5th Season with WJV

Coaching Experience: Recipient of AVCA Thirty Under 30 Award. Head Volleyball Coach at University of Wisconsin-Parkside (4th Season). Former Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator at Jacksonville State University (DI, Jacksonville, AL) for indoor and beach volleyball. 8th year coaching club volleyball.

Playing Experience: Originally from Battle Creek, MI where she played volleyball, basketball, and softball at Harper Creek High School. Member of Harper Creek High School Athletic Hall of Fame. Played club for Dead Frog Volleyball Club out of Kalamazoo, MI. Attended Lewis University from 2011-14 where she was the 4 year starting setter, had 3 Regular Season Conference Championships, and 4 NCAA Tournament Appearances. She ranks 2nd All-Time in Career Assists and Assist/set as well as ranked top 10 in digs at Lewis University. 

Career/Education: Head Volleyball Coach at University of Wisconsin-Parkside in Kenosha, WI. Bachelor of Science in Biology, Lewis University, ‘15. Master of Science in Sports Management, Jacksonville State University, ‘17.

Family: Currently lives in Racine, WI and has a dog named Grizzly. 

Favorite Quote: I am building a fire, and everyday I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match. - Mia Hamm

Favorite Athlete: Serena Williams

Lucy Egan

Seasons at WJV: 1st Season

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17- elite

Head Coach: Ben Schultz

Assistant Coach: Morgan Lemner

Head Coach Bio

Seasons at WJV: This is his sixth year coaching at WJV.

Coaching Experience: This year he will be coaching 17- Elite. He coached 2 years as the 15-2s assistant. 2 as 17-1s assistant/ head coach.  13 years of coaching experience for both boys and girls and the high school and grade school levels.

Playing Experience: He has 20 years of playing experience

Morgan Lemner

Morgan Lemner

Playing Experience: Played at Alverno College in Milwaukee, WI as a libero. Played club at Minnesota One Volleyball Club. Played at Prior Lake High School in Savage, MN for high school.

Coaching Experience: This will be her fifth year coaching at WJV, second season as the head coach of 14-Elite. Coaches at multiple camps including WJV and Minnesota One Volleyball Club.

Education and Career: Graduated from Prior Lake High School in 2017. Graduated from Alverno College with an undergraduate degree in Communication and Creative Writing in 2020. Currently working as a Content Writer at Zywave. Works as the Social Media Director as well as Lead strength and Conditioning Trainer at WJV.

Family: Originally from Savage, MN. Grew up with my mom, brother and two dogs. Currently resides in the Greater Milwaukee area.

Favorite Quote: "If you want to be great at something, there’s a choice you have to make. What I mean by that is, there are inherent sacrifices that come along with that. Family time, hanging out with friends, being a great friend, being a great son, nephew, whatever the case may be" - Kobe Bryant

Favorite Athlete: Giannis Antetokounmpo

Favorite Sports Memory: Too many to count. Being in the gym and impacting athletes in a positive way makes every moment special.

17-National

Head Coach: Ray Marrero

Assistant Coach: Mike Goldman
 
Head Coach Bio

Seasons at WJV: 9th Season

Coaching Experience: I have coached grades 5,6,7,8 for 6 years, coached club volleyball for 8-9 years various age groups between 15-18 years old. Second year as Varsity head coach for Christian Life School.

Playing Experience: I have played Vball since high school for over 35 years

Education & Career: I am a veteran of Desert Storm and served in the Army for 8 years. After the military have been employed at AbbVie in North Chicago for the past 27 years.

Family: I have been happily married for over 17 years to my amazing wife Shyrl and we have two kids Ryder and Stella Marrero. Ryder plays varsity football at Christian Life School and Stella plays varsity volleyball at Christian Life School and has been a member of Juniors for the past 8 years. 

Favorite Sports Memory: I have had the pleasure to Coach 3 teams in the top 15 at AAU Nationals

Favorite Quote: Defense wins games.

Mike Goldman

Seasons at WJV: 1st Season

Coaching Experience: Coach for 10u through 14u girls Softball and Soccer travel teams.

Playing Experience: 30 years of competitive sand and indoor volleyball.

Education and Career: Aerospace engineer for 30 years.

Family: Live in Gurnee Illinois with wife Peggy. I have 4 daughters, Samantha (27), Jacqueline (21), Valerie (17), and Lindsay (16).

Favorite Sports Memory: Cubs winning the World Series.

Favorite Athlete: Misty May