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Xtreme Volleyball Academy

114 Hillcrest Avenue

Ledgewood, NJ 07852

(862) 219-5696

Xtremevbacademy@gmail.com

(862) 219-5696

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TEAM

Much of what makes up our club is our tremendous coaching staff. Our coaches are skilled volleyball players with years of coaching and playing time. There is more to being a good coach than just an extensive knowledge of the game – you also have to be able to teach the players how to effectively identify and work towards goals.  We have very high standards for our staff to ensure that your daughters and sons are being taught good life lessons both in and out of the competition. 

 

Our coaching staff follows the rules and guidelines set forth by USA Volleyball. They believe, "Any player who enters a volleyball program has the right to expect quality coaching and instruction." With having our coaches certified by USA Volleyball and the Garden Empire Volleyball Association (our regions governing body - GEVA) we ensure that the style of coaching we provide to our players is that of USA Volleyball standards.

ALLISON HAYWARD

Director of Operations/Co-Owner

Allison is an experienced manager with many years of successful involvement in a variety of businesses – from small start-ups to major global firms. Allison has been involved with club volleyball for over seven years, initially as team mom, then as a part-time organizer and finally as Operations Director. Her background in business management and marketing and her talent for organization and her passion of working with young athletes make her the go-to-person for planning, scheduling, marketing, budgeting and most club matters unrelated to coaching.

CINDY RIVERA

Club Director/Co-Owner

Coach Cindy began playing volleyball in High School and continued at Hunter College Women's Varsity team.  After college she played both beach and indoor for many years. For many years Cindy has been a volunteer coach for the Mount Olive Volleyball Association Recreation and coach for the Mt. Olive Girls Travel Team.

Coach Cindy has coached several open/national teams over the past few years. Last's year 16 purple/open team finished in 1st Place in the GEVA Region. Previous years, she has brought her team to the top teams in the region. In addition to indoor volleyball, she was instrumental in starting the beach volleyball program in Mt. Olive and Xtreme and has served as head coach for the Xtreme Beach Volleyball for the past 4 years, promoting beach volleyball is another passion of Coach Cindy's as this is one of the fastest grown sport for young girls. 

 

Her philosophy promotes player development, make hard work your passion, respect yourself and members of your team, and most importantly, make winning an attitude.

BRAULIO RIVERA

Director of Coaching/Co-Owner

With over 25+ years of experience, Coach Braulio's Volleyball career started in High School, continued through College (Hunter College) and throughout various venues in NY and NJ where he participated as a player, as an assistant coach and a Coach for Indoor, grass and Beach Volleyball.  Over the years, he has coached at PowerZone, Renegade, for the Mt Olive Girls Travel volleyball team for the last 5 years, at the Mount Olive Volleyball Association Recreation (MOVBA) as a volunteer coach and the Xtreme beach volleyball for the last 4 years.

Coach Braulio, a CAP II USAV Coach, has brought his Open/National teams to finish in the top percentage each year. Most recently, his 14's team finished 9th overall and his 17's in the open power division. During the offseason, he is the Head Varsity Coach of the Pope John Girls High School team.

Coach Braulio’s philosophies include promote respect for yourself and others, take full responsibility, change is a must and makes hard work your passion which is all qualities for a successful career in life and volleyball.

LYNETTE CHEN

Head Coach - National Team

Coach Lynette has played competitive volleyball at the high school and collegiate levels, including Boston Univers, Penn State (Div 3-smaller campus) and Hunter College.  Her coaching experience expands 25+ years with a focus on girl’s junior volleyball. Over the years she has had many successes with the most recent being: 14 National Team which came in 2nd in the Region and qualified for Nationals. At Xtreme, she hs brough her National teams to place in the top percent of the region.

 

Coach Lynette is extremely passionate about volleyball and she hopes it shows in her coaching; which anyone who trains with her knows it does.  Her goal is to make sure her players improve their volleyball skills to the best of their ability.

DEB COX

Head Coach - National Team

Coach Deb Cox has more than 20 years of coaching experience - from high school to club and even collegiate teams.  From her years as Assistant Coach at NYU, as well as sending her own daughter to play collegiate volleyball, she has recruiting expertise and knowledge that can benefit athletes looking to play in college. More than a dozen of her players have gone on to compete as an NCAA athlete.   Coach Deb is a highly technical coach who focuses on perfecting fundamental skills and developing a hard work ethic in each of her players.

MARK STINGLE

Head Coach

As a volleyball enthusiast since college over 20 years ago, Coach Mark has worked with volleyball teams ranging from Under-12 to Varsity level over the past 18 years, all in schools overseas in Taiwan, Thailand, and China. He has also served as an assistant coach and head coach for U15 and U16  teams here in New Jersey and led a Boys volleyball club at the high school level.  

Coach Mark has been with Xtreme since the beginning; assistant coach to Coach Braulio in year one and year two to the 18's Team Legacy. The past two years he has been Head Coach to our 14's team.

His philosophy "I strive to promote hard work while having fun, commitment to the team, continuous improvement and sportsmanship in all facets of the game."

ALLISON REGAN

Head Coach

Allison enters her first season as Head Coach for Keystone College. The Giants clinched a playoff spot in Regan's first year. Regan spent three seasons (2016-2018) with King’s College in Wilkes-Barre as an assistant coach, helping lead the Monarchs to an overall record of 61-33 (.649), going 10-11 (.476) in the MAC Freedom.

Regan went to King's after graduating from Manhattanville College in May 2016, with a degree in Mass Communications.

Regan began her career at the College of Mount Saint Vincent where she played for two years. As a freshman, she ranked fourth on the team with 73 kills and 22 blocks. She also led the Skyline Conference and ranked 11th in Division III in service aces per-set, posting 55 aces in 67 sets. Regan ranked fourth on the team with 60 kills and 18 aces as a sophomore.

She then transferred to Manhattanville where she played her final two seasons. Regan posted a combined 195 kills and 50 blocks in 45 matches played with the Valiants.

Regan coached club volleyball from 2014-16 with the Oxygen Volleyball Club based out of Yorktown, NY. She was the head coach of the 12-and-under team and the assistant coach for the 17u and 18u teams. 


Regan is a graduate of Carmel High School in Carmel, N.Y.

Coach Allison is  USAV Cap I certified

ANDREW JACOBS

Coach

Coach Andy, Cap I USAV coach graduated from Wells College with a degree in business. His passion for sports has given him many opportunities to work with children of all ages and backgrounds in both baseball and volleyball.

He was the assistant varsity and JV coach of the New Providence girls’ volleyball team.  In addition, he played club volleyball for many years and played all four years at Wells College and was part of the inaugural men's team.   

"Working with younger players in teaching proper techniques and spreading the love of the game is such a fulfillment. My goal is to work with each player to improve their overall game and assist them in progressing their level of play."

JASON GEARY

Coach

Coach Jason began playing volleyball early on at Bridgewater-Raritan High School and then through college at TCNJ. His love and passion of the game keep him playing even today int he GEVA Adults league.

Coach Jason is the volleyball coach for West Morris Central High School.

CAITLIN HOLDEN

Coach

Coach Caitlin’s volleyball career started at West Morris Central High School as a middle blocker. Caitlin played club/travel volleyball in various clubs such as Allegro, TCA, AVVC, and finally West Windsor.


Coach Caitlin brings a high level of energy to coaching as volleyball has been a long-time love and passion of hers. She also excited to bring her never give up attitude to Xtreme.

BRIAN MAHER

Coach

Coach Maher began his volleyball career in 1987 as the starting setter for the very first boy's high school volleyball team in the state of New Jersey at Lakeland Regional High School under Hall of Fame head coach Russ Kniewel. Coach Maher would help lead the team to a perfect 20-0 record in 1988 and the first "unofficial" boys high school state championship in volleyball. During that same year, he served as the starting setter for the Warren Volleyball Association Sixpack team under legendary head coach Mario Caruso at the national level.


Following high school coach Maher would compete at the club collegiate level at Le Moyne College leading the team his senior year to a conference championship while also playing competitively at various pro-am beach volleyball and grass tournaments up and down the east coast, both during his college career and for several years after, as well as playing in competitive indoor leagues in New York City and throughout New Jersey.


He now dedicates his time to developing players in a multitude of sports including baseball, basketball, and volleyball with a focus on fundamentals and an understanding of the game

STEPHANIE MITAROTONDA

Coach

Coach Stephanie joins us from St. Elizabeth College where she is currently studying Education with a minor in Psychology.  Stephanie is a tri-athlete playing in basketball, softball, and volleyball in high school. Her passion and knowledge of volleyball have taken her from player to coach.  

VICTORIA SOARES

Coach

Coach Victoria in a graduate of Montclair State where she earned her BS in Health & Physical Education and Teaching Certification. She is currently a substitute teacher at Canfield Avenue School.  Coach Victoria played all four years of high school club team volleyball and three years for my high school team. She played various positions, depending on where she was needed; including left side hitter, and right side hitter. However, her most favored position was defensive specialist. With her background geared towards Health and Physical education, makes sports and health are a huge priority in her life.  Her background in volleyball including playing in LHU Women's league, Mt. Olive Women's League, and high school/college.  Coach Victoria's passion is working with children and young adults. Her kind spirit and patience makes for a great coach.  "I look forward to a great club season with you." Coach Victoria 

FELICITY LAC

Coach

Coach Felicity played for six years and played college volleyball for CCM for 2 years. Freshman year of high school, I didn't make the volleyball team. I was one of the two girls that were cut. I was really upset. But my love for volleyball stayed alive and it motivated me to keep trying and learning how to be a better player. I actually became the manager of the team and even though I didn't get to play, the teammates and coach really made me feel like I was apart of the family. That's how I fell in love with volleyball because it made me feel like I belonged. Then the next year, I made the JV team and eventually the Varsity Team. I was so happy and my coach told my story to inspire other freshman girls to never give up and if you keep trying and work hard, you will reach your potential.  

MUSTAFA ABDUS-SABUR

Intern

Mustafa will be a senior at Montclair State University, studying Business Administration/Management this coming year. He will be working with us in many areas including assisting the coaches where and when needed and working with us in building a new database for our players that will capture their stats, history and more.

KATELYN WALSH

Intern

Katelyn is currently a senior at Montclair State University, studying Business Administration and Marketing. She will be working with us in several areas, including social media, customer relations, and marketing. She will also assist coaches where and when needed.

STAFF

Operations & Board Members

Mark Hayward, Business Manager
Cathy Ring-Choy, Board Member
Deb Cox, Board Member
Susan Miller, Advisory Board
Karen Lynch, Advisory Board