Amanda DeLaCasa

Amanda DeLaCasa

Master Coach
(847) 965-8028
My name is Amanda DeLaCasa. I played High School and Club Kace volleyball for 4 years.  I then started my coaching career which includes 4 years at the High School level and this being my 6th season coaching Club Volleyball. I am excited to start this season!
Looie Green

Looie Green

Master Coach
(847) 965-8028
I am a retired Physical Education teacher , served as Athletic Director, Girls and Boys volleyball coach for 12 years, currently a Regional USAV volleyball official, Certified IHSA official and clinician, officials coordinator for the IHSA Girls State finals. I started loving volleyball when my two sons played in Middle school and High School, my younger son still plays competitively on the beach and coaches a Boys program at a private school in Chicago. This will be my second season as a Master Coach at Energy.
Paul Lawson

Paul Lawson

Master Coach / Facility Manager
(847) 965-8028
My name is Paul Lawson. I return to Energy with 28 years of volleyball experience. Most recently I was the head men’s coach at Pfeiffer University that was 15 in nation before the program was dropped.  I have over 405 wins as a coach with 13  appearance’s at a national championship, 4 elite 8, 4 final four, and runner up 2001.
Roman Marushka

Roman Marushka

Master Coach
(847) 965-8028
My name is Roman Marushka and I am the Master Coach for the 15/16/17/18 Elite Teams at Energy. Having been involved in the sport of volleyball at all levels for over 30 years as a player, coach, tournament director and official, I bring an abundance of experience and knowledge to the club, teams and players. As a player (setter and right side) I was member of the first boy’s team from the Midwest to win the Gold and Silver medals at the USAV/AAU Chevrolet Junior Olympics Open Division in the 18’s and 17’s division. I also played club volleyball in Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark and Canada. As a coach I have had the opportunity to mentor and coach players of both genders from 13’s to Semi-Pro’s. I have coached teams of all different nationalities,  various volleyball clubs, high school (most recently the JV coach for Notre Dame College Prep high school), and was one of the youngest coaches (age 24) to win the Bronze Medal at the AAU Nationals, coaching a 14’s team in the Open Division to a 3rd place finish.

I am also a certified USAV, JVA, AAU, College and IHSA official. At Energy, besides being a Master Coach, I teach private lessons as well as help run summer camps. I am an analytical, strategic and think out of the box type coach. As a Master Coach, my goals are to assist each coach/team and player in terms of their core skills individually and collectively. To oversee the teams that I am responsible for in terms of communication, practice plans and tournament play.  To enhance their team play as a unit, support each coach as needed, support each player so that they may elevate their skills to another level and to integrate my experience, my focus and my knowledge to the club/team/player. I look forward to another successful season at Energy.

Vince Miranda

Vince Miranda

Master Coach
(847) 965-8028
My name is Vince Miranda. I am the girls 15s and 16s master coach.  I am a former player of Sports Performance Volleyball, and played varsity volleyball at Missouri Valley College. I am currently the Head Women’s Volleyball Coach of Oakton Community College, and USA A2 Beach Hi-performance coach.  While playing beach volleyball, I was formally trained and coached by both Olympians and international players:  Including Pat Powers, Jose Loiola, and Stein Metzger.  I focus on the fundamentals and techniques to help players build a solid foundation they can rely on. I not only am focused on the success of the player but on the process of being successful. 
Michael Soapes

Michael Soapes

Master Coach
(847) 965-8028
My name is Michael Soapes and I will be the Master Setting coach. I started playing volleyball as a Youth for Second City and Sports Performance Volleyball Clubs.  I then continued my High School club seasons with CVC volleyball club.  I played 4 years of High School Volleyball  at St. Rita High School.   I then continued my volleyball career on scholarship to St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa.  I was then given the wonderful/incredible  opportunity to go to Scotland and represent/play on Team USA.  I am still currently playing competitive Volleyball both indoor and on the beach.  I look forward to the upcoming season and developing the skills of the players.
Niki Alstrand

Niki Alstrand

Coach
(847) 965-8028
My name is Niki Ahlstrand. I’m from Morton Grove, Illinois and I graduated from Maine East High School. I am currently a collegiate athlete at North Park University. I am a sophomore studying Marketing. I played at Energy for 8 years, and this will be my second year coaching. I’m super excited for this season!
Brian Borowski

Brian Borowski

Coach
(847) 965-8028
My name is Brian Borowski. I am a volleyball junkie and can’t get enough of the sport. One more game is my mantra. Volleyball has been very good to me. I met my wife playing volleyball, both of my daughters play volleyball and now, I am coaching my second season at Energy. I am also a Christian and go to Church every week and find something great about Jesus everyday. I put God first in my life and even when God says no, it must be part of the plan and to keep working hard.
Alexis Boss

Alexis Boss

Coach
(847) 965-8028
My name is Alexis Boss and I played high school volleyball for Evergreen Park, along with playing club for CVC, Club Kace, and Celtic Force. I then went on to play two years of college volleyball for Ashford University. This will be my first season coaching for Energy, and my 8th season overall coaching club. I have a great passion for this sport and can’t wait to see what this season has in store. GO ENERGY!
Reagan Clement

Reagan Clement

Coach
(847) 965-8028
My name is Reagan Clement. I am currently a collegiate athlete at North Park University. I am a sophomore studying to be an Occupational Therapist. I am from Brookfield, Wisconsin and I attended Wisconsin Lutheran High school. This is my second year coaching for Energy Volleyball club and I’m excited to be here and help young athletes learn the sport of volleyball.
Millie Dunbar

Millie Dunbar

Coach
(847) 965-8028
My name is Millie Dunbar and I am a recent college graduate from Illinois State University with an Elementary Education degree. I am a teacher for sixth and seventh grade at a Catholic school. I have been with Energy for 9 years where I started as a player for five years and started coaching during that time. I am very excited for this year and the great things we are going to achieve together!  
Elena Espina

Elena Espina

Coach / Social Media Manager
(847) 965-8028
I am Elena Espina. I graduated from Illinois State with a degree in Sociology. I am from Skokie, Illinois and I graduated from Niles North High School. I have played volleyball for over ten years in club, school, and college (club). I have been with the Energy Staff for three years. I also run all of Energy’s social media!

Brittney Garcia

Brittney Garcia

Coach
(847) 965-8028
Colleen Kilgallon

Colleen Kilgallon

Coach
(847) 965-8028
I am Colleen Kilgallon. I grew up on the northwest side of Chicago and went to Resurrection College Prep High School. I played 4 years of volleyball there and at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana. My position was Middle/Right Side hitter. I teach junior high and coach volleyball at York High School in Elmhurst. I can’t wait to make my players love the sport of volleyball as much as I do!
Meredith Mersits

Meredith Mersits

Coach
(847) 965-8028
My name is Meredith Mersits. I am originally from South Bend, Indiana where I played 4 years of volleyball at St. Joseph’s High School, as well as Dunes Volleyball Club. I continued to play in college at Saint Mary’s College – Notre Dame. I have experience in many different positions on the court including outside hitting, defensive specialist, and libero.
Anthony Monk

Anthony Monk

Coach
(847) 965-8028
My name is Anthony Monk, I graduated in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Cincinnati. I grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio where I played my club volleyball for Cincinnati Attack, and I coached for 5 years in the Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky area. This will be my second year with Energy Volleyball Club.
Caitlin Nolan

Caitlin Nolan

Coach
(847) 965-8028
My name is Caitlin and I’m from the south side of Chicago. I played volleyball all through high school for Marist and for club. I went to college at Eastern Illinois University and am now living on the north side of Chicago. I have coached at both the youth and high school levels through out my coaching career. This will be my 5th year coaching and my first year with Energy.
Angelina Nichols

Angelina Nichols

Coach
(847) 965-8028
My name is Angelina Nichols, and I grew up on the northwest side of Chicago. I have been playing volleyball for 7 years, starting in 7th grade. I attended Christian Liberty Academy where I played on the varsity volleyball team for four years of high school. I played at Energy Volleyball Club for 3 years, and I am now returning to coach the sport I love. I am currently an outside hitter and defense specialist on the Harper College volleyball team where we are defending National Champions. I want nothing more than to bring joy and encouragement to Energy’s athletes, and I am looking forward to helping the players improve their overall performance in volleyball this season!
Roger Ozima

Roger Ozima

Coach
(847) 965-8028
I have over 30 years of coaching juniors. My boys 15’s finished 5th at nationals in 2011, my Energy Girls 16’s finished 9th at the 1st JVA World Challenge in 2009, and our girls 18’s were champions at Asics JR. Nationals in 1999. I have also successfully coached at both 2-yr and 4-yr college levels. My College of Lake County topped out at #6 in NJCAA as we won 2 straight conference championships in 2003 & 2004. We also developed 3 All-Americans OHs. Our Barat College team earned their first CCAC playoff berth and had the most wins in school history in 2001. I also turned a middle blocker into a two time setter of the week award winner. I am a national USAV referee & scorer, a national PAVO (NCAA) ref & line judge, and a certified IHSA ref for 25 years. I am also on various national event staffs such as: Windy City JNQ, NCVF (collegiate club nationals), Asics Jr Nationals, and officials assignor for the US Open and USAV Jr National Championships. I also was awarded the Great Lakes Region “Meritorious Service Award” in 1992. I used to play for over 20 years until injuries sidelined me. Volleyball is a lifetime game. I am a positive coach who can help you play at your next level.
Anca Pintiliuc

Anca Pintiliuc

Coach
(847) 965-8028

I am Anca Pintiliuc. I grew up in Hoffman Estates, graduated from Hoffman Estates High School. I am currently attending North Park University, playing volleyball and majoring in Finance and minoring in Psychology. This is my second year coaching at Energy Volleyball Club, however I have previous experience as a Swim Instructor. I enjoy pushing athletes to their potential and I want to create an environment that not only motivates them to become better, but spark their passion for the amazing sport of volleyball. I am really anticipating a great season and look forward to helping these athletes further develop on and off the court.

Mike Sopocy

Mike Sopocy

Coach
(847) 965-8028
My name is Mike Sopocy. Along with being the Assistant Club Director, I am the Tournament Director and head coach of the 18 Elite girls’ team. I have been playing volleyball for over 14 years. I have been coaching volleyball for over 8 years including (but not limited to) coaching the women’s Bowling Green State University Club team to nationals for three straight years, as well as leading the men’s BGSU club team to nationals two straight years, finishing 7th in the nation both years. I also am the head coach for Resurrections Varsity Volleyball program. I serve as Energy VBC’s liaison to volleyball program recruiters for Division I, II, and III colleges and universities.
Sarah Udelhofen

Sarah Udelhofen

Coach
(847) 965-8028
My name is Sarah Udelhofen and I grew up on the Northwest side of Chicago. I went to Loyola Academy and recently graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University with a Bachelors Degree in Business Marketing. I am an outside hitter and have been playing volleyball since 6th grade. I can’t wait to get the season started!
Sabrina Yoder

Sabrina Yoder

Coach
(847) 965-8028
I am Sabrina Yoder. I am originally from Detroit, I spent 3 years in Fort Lauderdale, and now reside in Chicago!  I’ve been playing volleyball since elementary school all the way to college where I played libero for Adrian College.  I’ve coached youth volleyball since 2009 and am very excited to be part of the Energy Team!