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2018 - 2019 Coaches

EVBA is excited to announce the coaching staff for the 2018-2019 season! We have several returning coaches from the previous EVBA seasons, along with several new coaches. We are committed to providing dedicated, knowledgeable coaches for all our EVBA teams. Final coach assignments will be made after tryouts. 

Steph Chapek

Starting her 7th season as EVBA Co-Director. Steph coached EVBA for 7 seasons and has worked with the 13s and 10s age group. She has coached numerous EVBA summer camps and fall clinics and was the Edina Varsity Head Coach for 4 years. She played volleyball in college at the University of Minnesota.

McKenna Eaton - 12s

Co-Director for EVBA 2010-present. Played HS volleyball for Edina. Coached 2004/2005 for Premier Volleyball Club (Ft. Collins, CO). Coached for EVBA 2005-2010 and 2016. Assisted at various summer and fall clinics the last few years.

Lexi Granberg -12s

Played four years at St. Ben’s.  Helped run camps at St. Ben’s for 8 years.  Asst. Coach at Champlin Park 4 years and Asst. Coach at Hamline University four years. 

Mollie Hamrick - 15s

I have been with Edina volleyball since 2010-coaching the high school B-squad team for 5 years and EVBA head coach for 7 years(10's-14's age groups).  I have coached numerous camps and fall clinics. I played 2 years in college and continue to play indoor/outdoor recreational leagues. Excited for another year with EVBA!

Katie McDonald - 16s

I have coached for 12 years - camps, clinics, and club teams in Northfield and Edina. I was a libero and setter at Northfield High School (2008 graduate) and played defensive specialist St. Olaf College (2012 graduate). 

Hannah Miller 17s

Hannah is starting her 2nd season with EVBA. Hannah previously coached at South High School in MPLS and served as the Head Varsity Coach for 5 years. She coached for 4 years at Club ‘Sota as a Head Coach.

Abby Jones 13s-14s

Abby joins EVBA after playing volleyball for several years at Edina and ClubTonka. She has been coaching the EVBA Fall Clinic and has grown to enjoy the coaching aspect of volleyball.

Kelly Sorenson 10s

This is my first season with EVBA and I’m really excited to get back into coaching! I started playing volleyball in 4th grade JO’s and continued from there. I was a setter for 6 years and ended up switching over to libero my sophomore-senior years of high school. I played for Northern Valley Juniors my last two years of high school based out of Fargo. I ended my volleyball career by playing two years at Rainy River Community College as Libero. I have four years of coaching experience for JO volleyball in Roseau (14’s, 16’s and 18’s) and also coached at Bemidji High School for their C team when I was in college. I am now a Realtor in Edina and have the flexibility to get back into a sport that is so close to my heart and I can’t wait to be part of such a great organization!   

Joey Tutewohl 14s-17s

Joey is starting her 1st season with EVBA.  Her love for the sport began early where she played year round in JO programs and high school.  Joey started coaching JO and high school volleyball during her undergrad at Winona State University. Since then she has coached many different ages and is looking forward to coaching for EVBA! 

Anna Bauer - 14s-17s

This is my first season with EVBA! My volleyball career started in middle school, playing on various JO teams and for Kennedy High School in Bloomington. I played club volleyball during my undergraduate degree at the University of Minnesota, but took a break to pursue my master's in school counseling. I am now a school counselor in the Burnsville/Savage district, and coached the 9A volleyball team at Cooper High School for their 2018 season. I am looking forward to this season with EVBA!

Ava Hupka 13s-14s

This is Ava's 2nd year coaching with EVBA. She has decided to coach after playing many years with EVBA and Edina Highschool. She is exicted for the next upcoming season! 

Claire Peacha -11/12s

I just graduated in May from DePauw University with a degree in Education Studies and currently teaching! I am born and raised in Minneapolis and love everything Minnesota. I played defensive specialist/libero in high school and love passing.

Emma Peacha -11/12s

This is Emma's second season coaching at EVBA. Born and raised in Minneapolis, Emma played volleyball at Minneapolis Southwest High School as well as two years in college at DePauw University. She's excited to be coaching again at the 11/12s level for the 2018-2019 season!

Jessica Elder -15s-16s

Born to and raised by avid volleyball players and coaches, Jes developed a love of the sport at a young age and has spent more time on a volleyball court than off it. In addition to playing most of her life (including high school with Steph!) she has coached several teams. After ten years in Colorado she is happily back in Minnesota with her husband and three kids (6, 4, and 2 years old) and is excited to be back in the gym as a coach and very much looking forward to her 1st season with EVBA!

Mary Stucynski 14s

Coach Stu is a Social Studies teacher at Edina High School. She attended Totino-Grace High School where she played volleyball as a libero. This will be her third year coaching for EVBA. She also coaches the Edina High School JV volleyball team and Boys' Varsity Track and Field (distance). 

Coach Stu Contact Information: stucy002@umn.edu

Laurel Abrahamson  13s-17s

Laurel is starting her 2nd season with EVBA. Laurel has been coaching camps and clinics for 10 years now. Coached 9th grade high school at Kennedy in Bloomington for 2 years and 15s/16s for Vital 2 years. She also played all 4 years at the University of San Diego and 3 years overseas professionally.  She continues to play professionally on the Iowa Ice team.

Abby Farniok 

I played volleyball from 5th-12th grade at Eden Prairie and played JO at different organizations. I went to college at Iowa State and played intramural volleyball and was a referee for intramural volleyball as well. I graduated in May 2017 and was an assistant coach with 10th grade Eden Prairie High School volleyball this fall.