Meaghan Kaler

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Meaghan grew up in Flower Mound where she played volleyball for Flower Mound Marcus High School. She went on to play at the University of Central Oklahoma where she played setter in 390 of 392 games and was the floor captain all four years. She is currently in the record books as second in season assists, second in career assists and fourth in season aces. Meaghan graduated from UCO with a degree in Business-Finance and currently works as an accountant. While living in Oklahoma, Meaghan coached for Oklahoma Peak Performance and OK Charge Volleyball. In the fall of 2016 Meaghan and her husband moved back to the DFW area and started coaching for TVA!

Fun Facts: Meaghan loves to to be with her family (Coach Sara is her sister!), eat great food and enjoy the Texas weather.

Michelle Murray

Michelle Murray played volleyball, basketball, softball and ran track throughout high school. In 1994, she went to Texas Women's University on a partial scholarship. After breaking school records and national rankings, Michelle earned a full scholarship for her last two years of eligibility. She finished her playing career in 1997 holding four school records and being the first player named to the all-tournament regional team.

Michelle begin professionally teaching and coaching in 1999 at Lewisville High School. In 2005 she decided to move to elementary physical education.  

Fun Facts: Michelle loves to travel. Her favorite fairy is Tinkerbell and she enjoys the challenge of running. She hopes to run a marathon someday!

Cassie Poole

Cassie Poole started playing volleyball in her middle school years in League City, TX. She moved to Flower Mound, TX her freshman year of high school where she made Flower Mound High School's Junior Varsity Team. She continued playing for the Jaguars' Varsity team her sophomore through senior years, receiving First Team All-District recognition her junior and senior years. She played club volleyball during her high school years with Ronda's teams as well!

She went on to attend the University of Oklahoma keeping up with volleyball on the intramural level. She graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering and moved back to the DFW area to begin her career and began coaching club volleyball as well. Cassie has coached club volleyball as an assistant coach for four years, coaching at both the middle school and high school age groups. Having past coaching experience with TVA also, she is eager to be back with the team! 

Fun facts: Cassie is a newlywed (married in July), enjoying life with her new Husband, Travis. They live in Dallas, TX where she works as a Project Manager for a general contractor, while Travis is a Structural Engineer for an architectural firm. Cassie plays sand volleyball with her company's team during the warmer months of the year. 

Amanda Erbstoesser

Amanda grew up in Idaho playing basketball, softball, track and volleyball. She played club for Club Idaho and high school volleyball. She was the first freshman in her school's history to play for the varsity team.  She then moved and helped her new team win their first state championship and runner up the following year. She earned first team 5A all-conference and all-state awards all three years and was Idaho 5A State Player of the Year her senior year. 

She played her freshman year at Utah State University as the starting middle blocker. She then transferred to Colorado State University and played starting defense and both middle blocker and outsider hitter all three years. CSU was a top 25 program each year including 3 consecutive conference championships and 3 NCAA appearances with a second round finish. She earned Most Inspirational Player her senior year. She also played internationally outside of her college team in  Russia, Argentina and Italy.

After college, Amanda then coached a U18 club team, volunteered as an assistant at a university in the Midwest, and helped with both high school and club clinics and teams in various ways.

Fun facts: Amanda just moved to the area from North Carolina with her husband and three young children and their Bichon Frise puppy. She worked in adolescent and family therapy after college and is now a stay-at-home mom that also has a side business educating people about natural health and wellness with essential oils. 

Erin Baker

Erin Baker graduated from Northwest High School in 1999 where she excelled at volleyball, basketball and track as well as academically.  In high school, she was MVP of her volleyball team her sophomore year, earned various 1st team All District honors 1996-1999, was selected 1st Team all NE Area, 2nd Team all Tarrant County and also selected as a Texas All Star (West) in 1999. Erin attended Ole Miss (Division 1 in the SEC) on a full scholarship where she started as a freshman.  

In 2002 she was an All-Tournament selection at the University of Montana Tournament, Ole Miss Magnolia Invitational and Central Florida Tournament.  She was the Team Captain, and was named to the All-SEC Good Works Team 2002 and All SEC Academic Honor roll in 2002.  She still holds the Ole Miss school record for most total blocks (270) in a career (rally scoring).  While at Ole Miss, she also played 1 year of basketball for the Ole Miss Women’s basketball team.

Erin coached high school volleyball for four years at Lafayette High School in Oxford, Mississippi.  In 2007, she coached her team to the State Final Four and to the Regional Finals in 2008.  She has coached three State All-Star Athletes and three All-Area athletes.  While at Lafayette, she also started a middle school volleyball program.

Currently, Erin has coached club and for several private schools in DFW. During the summer she gives private volleyball lessons. 

Fun Facts: Erin is married to her husband, Trevor, and they have a daughter named Hannah.  

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Sara Schmidt

Sara Schmidt

Sara attended Marcus High School in Flower Mound where she received numerous awards at the school, district, and area level for volleyball. After graduating in 1999, Sara attended Texas A&M Commerce where she continued her volleyball career.

In Commerce, she was awarded on the school and conference level for hitting, serving, and defense. Currently she has the most digs of any non-defensive specialists and is on the Top Ten List for kills. Sara graduated with a degree in Business Administration and worked in the title industry before returning to school to become a teacher.

After teaching for a few years, she decided to go back to school to become a librarian. Currently she is the librarian at Hedrick Elementary School in Lewisville, TX.

Fun facts: Sara loves to read, dance and play sports when she has free time. She has three fantastic sisters and the cutest niece and nephew of all time. Sara and her awesome husband live in Old Town Lewisville.

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Shawna Werts - Lead Coach TVA @ NISD

Shawna Werts

Shawna Werts played volleyball, basketball, softball and ran track throughout high school. She received a full athletic scholarship to play volleyball at the University of Central Oklahoma where she was the setter and enjoyed All-Conference Honors her sophomore, junior and Senior years and still holds a school record or two.

Shawna has coached high school volleyball for 20 years. She began at Casady School in Oklahoma City as a head coach at the age of 21. She then finished her education degree and began teaching and coaching at Edmond Memorial High School in Edmond, OK where she was an assistant coach for a few years before becoming the varsity coach for the next seven years.

In 2000 she and her family moved to Texas and she became the varsity assistant and JV volleyball coach & varsity assistant basketball coach at Grapevine High School for eight years. She currently works at Killough Lewisville High School where she teaches AVID (a college readiness program.)

Fun facts: Shawna has been married to her husband, Jeremy for 20 years. He is an English teacher at Flower Mound High School. They have two kids, Molly (18) who plays volleyball for Loyola University (Maryland) and Jack (9).

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Kate Harrison

Kate Harrison graduated from Texas Woman’s University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. Kate played volleyball for TWU as a setter / right side. She also played two years at North Central Texas College where she earned First Team All-Region and First Team All-Conference honors both seasons. She was named the 2009 NTJCAC Co-MVP and 2008 NTJCAC Newcomer of the Year and selected to the 2009 NTJCAC All-Academic Team.
She played volleyball at Billy Ryan High School in Denton. She was named the 2006 District 5-4A Setter of the Year and selected the 2007 All-Area Co-Offensive Player of the Year. She also earned All-District 5-4A First Team honors in 2007. Kate helped the team to Region I Quarterfinals in 2006 and 2007. She played club volleyball at Dallas Force and later at Victory VBC where Erin Hellmuth (TVA Director) was her coach for one season. Kate coached Junior High at Coram Deo Academy in the fall of 2013. She currently coaches club for Victory Volleyball Club where she is the assistant for the 17 Elite Black team.

Fun fact: The three things that Kate always has with her are: her phone, her smile, and her chap stick!

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Mallory (McKee) Meeks

Mallory Meeks started her volleyball career at Coppell Middle School East and
continued at Coppell High School where she also played varsity softball. Upon graduation Mallory went to Southern Arkansas University on a full athletic scholarship to play Division II volleyball. While playing for Southern Arkansas, she set five defensive school records.

She was the all-time dig leader with 2,297 digs, top dig total for a match with 44 digs, most digs per set for a season at 6.08, and most digs per career at 5.47. Along with setting these school records, she was awarded the Auburn Smith Award for most outstanding female athlete. She made the Academic All Conference Teams and achieved All Conference recognition. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology and also obtained her Master’s in Public Administration while studying at Southern Arkansas University.

Fun Facts: Mallory also was a member of the Southern Arkansas Golf team.  Mallory married Kyle Meeks in September of 2014.

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Heather Swafford

Heather is back for her second year with TVA. She is from Argyle, Texas, but went to Denton High School where she played Right Side and was named 2nd team all-district her senior year. She started out as a student at Texas A&M, but her love for the game lead to her eventually transfer her junior year to play volleyball as a Right Side for the University of Texas at Dallas. She continued with UTD for two seasons following as a student assistant coach. Since then, Heather has continued to use her knowledge of the game giving private lessons and coaching club volleyball last year for 900vb. She is currently working in the medical field and is in nursing school as well, but continues to find time to play weekly games on a competitive women’s volleyball team.

Fun Fact: Heather is married to her husband Jay, who grew up and went to high school in the same town, but they did not meet until college. She is also a master at the game Tetris and challenges anyone to try and beat her!

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Rachel Hill

Rachel Hill started played volleyball in the 4th grade for the Coppell YMCA League. She continued playing at Coppell Middle School East and Coppell High School. She started playing club volleyball for Victory Volleyball Club as a Middle Blocker in middle school and finished her club seasons with Texas Juniors DFW as a Setter and Right Side hitter throughout high school. Texas Juniors DFW qualified for Junior Nationals multiple times, and she was voted MVP by her TX Juniors DFW 16 Gold Team. She helped coach many years of All American Volleyball Clinics at CHS, with girls from 4th grade to high school.

Fun Facts: Rachel is married to her husband Casey, and they have a daughter named Harlee. There is rarely a point in the day where Rachel doesn’t have music playing!

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Krysta Argraves

Krysta Argraves began her volleyball career at Billy Ryan High School in Denton, where she played as an outside hitter. She earned 2nd Team All-District and was named MVP of her varsity team in 2005. She also received Academic All-District honors for her hard work in the classroom. Krysta played club volleyball for Texas Juniors DFW (TVA Director Ronda’s club) for three consecutive years where she then was recruited to play at North Central Texas College. She earned a scholarship to play outside hitter for the Lady Lions where she received Academic All-Conference honors. Due to back injuries, Krysta’s playing career ended early but she continued with the team as the student assistant. Over the years, Krysta has refereed and coached various high school teams. She also coaches club for Dallas Synergy. She graduated from the University of North Texas, with honors, in May of 2010.

Fun facts: Krysta is married to Cole and they have a daughter on the way in June of 2014. She also has two Decker Terriers, Maverick and Harlee.

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Kelly Koele

Kelly Koele was a standout high school athlete in both basketball and track. She was honored as the basketball team captain, team MVP and female athlete of the year. She was also named all-area and academic all-state. Kelly played basketball at Redlands Community College before she transferred to Baylor University. Kelly began her volleyball coaching career in 1997 at Second Baptist School in Houston. She quickly fell in love with the game and began learning everything she could from other coaches and clinics. She had the privilege of coaching with Sue Schelfhout, a former All-American and National Champion setter at the University of Texas. Kelly worked with Sue at Second Baptist for ten years where they won three state championships and had six Final Four appearances. Kelly also coached club volleyball in Houston while also coaching basketball, track and softball at Second Baptist. 

Fun Facts: Kelly is married to Patrick, who is a teacher and coach. They have three children: Levi, Dylan and Ryder. She worked at Kanakuk Kamp (a Christian Sports Camp in the Ozarks) for seven years during the summers and one year full time. Kelly now operates a photography business, Kelly Koele Photography, specializing in sports, family and senior pictures. 

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Jordan Waters

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Jordan Waters played volleyball throughout middle school and high school on both club and school teams. She played at Garland High School where she held the highest number of assists each year there. She also competed on the club team Synergy for five years where she played both setter and defensive specialist.

Jordan recently graduated from Flower Mound High School and is completing her basics at North Central Texas College.

Fun Fact: Jordan has been involved in choir and musicals as long as she has been playing volleyball.

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Jennifer Lopez

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Jennifer Lopez played volleyball, basketball and ran track in high school.  She also played softball from age 4 through her senior year.  She played volleyball at Midwestern State University.  After college she taught and coached in Wichita Falls for three years and then moved to Irving where she was head coach at MacArthur High School for four years.  She then coached at Euless Trinity and now at Byron Nelson where she currently coaches volleyball and soccer and teaches AP psychology.

Fun facts: Jennifer has three daughters in middle school and high school who all play soccer.  

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Kayla Williams

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Kayla Willliams started playing volleyball in the fourth grade for a YMCA league in Carrollton. She went on to start her school volleyball career at Creek Valley Middle School where she played for three years. She continued to play volleyball for Hebron High School for four years and was named First Team All-District her senior year. She also played club volleyball for various clubs in the Dallas area throughout high school.  She attended Texas Tech University and continued to play volleyball through intramural leagues for her undergraduate and graduate years. While in Lubbock, she was an assistant at Guns Up Volleyball Club. She is now the Head volleyball coach at Shadow Ridge Middle School.

Fun Fact: Kayla loves her Border Collie puppy, Bella!

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Libby Pacheco

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Libby Pacheco is in her 17th year coaching and is currently the head coach at Byron Nelson High School.  She has been the head volleyball coach at BNHS since it opened in 2009 and has also been the head coach at Colleyville Heritage and Van Alstyne.  Coach Pacheco has also coached club volleyball at Texas Image and Dallas Synergy, working with 13s, 15s, 16s, and 18s teams.

Coach Pacheco played volleyball, basketball and track all through high school, earning an athletic scholarship to play basketball at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. She then transferred and graduated from Texas State University in San Marcos with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Sport Science and a teaching certification in English, Physical Education, and Speech Communication.

Fun Fact:  Coach Pacheco has been married to Eric for 8 years and they have a dog named Maggie. Coach Pacheco grew up in Amarillo, Texas and when home from college for the summer, she worked as a waitress at The Big Texan, home of the 72 oz. steak!

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Amber Samples

Amber Samples grew up in Coppell where she still lives today. She played volleyball for Coppell High School from 1999-2003. During middle school and high school she played for the select teams Coppell Classic and Texas Juniors DFW. Following high school she attended Texas Christian University where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education.

During college Amber coached select volleyball for Texas Juniors DFW. After graduating, she then became a teacher and taught Kindergarten and First Grade for Frisco Independent School District for five years.

Fun facts: Amber and her husband Matt were high school sweet hearts and have been together for 15 years. They have two young children: Brady and Ellie. Amber also successfully completed her first marathon in 2010! 

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