Potomac Elite is proud to announce the 2018-2019 season coaching staff!
14U Regional Head Coach: Shelby Wallace
Shelby has been coaching with PEVBC for 4 years now. She has coached our 14U and youth teams in the past. She has a strong coaching and playing background, she played at Shepherd University and now serves as the Head Varsity Coach at Boonsboro High School (her alma mater!). Her certifications include Impact and various NFHS courses & MDSE Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries class. When she is not coaching, she is teaching 5th grade!
Asst. Coach: Peyton Lindblad
Peyton has been coaching with PEVBC for 2 years. She has been coaching volleyball for 3 years and playing for 6 years, currently as a member of the Shepherd University women's team. She is Impact certified and in her free time loves to travel.
15U Regional Head coach SAMI SCROGGINS:
Sami has coached with PEVBC for four years now. She has coached the 17U team as a head coach and assistance coach as well as our 15U team as a head coach. She has also coached club volleyball in Illinois at the 13U & 14U ages. She has been playing volleyball for over 10 years. Played at Naperville North High School with 2 JV and 2 Varsity letters, 2 years of College at KIshwaukee College in 2013 was named All American and MVP All Conference, 2 years of College at Shepherd University. In 2014 she made honorable mention MEC conference team as a Libero and in 2015 was named 1st team MEC all Conference as an OH. She is Impact & CPR certified and is originally from Chicago, IL.
Asst. Coach WENDY GRUBER:
This is Wendy’s second year coaching with Potomac Elite. Her volleyball experience includes 2 years at the collegiate level, 2 years, as a defensive specialist, for the All Air Force team and 5 years of club volleyball. She has coached girls recreation league and men’s club volleyball teams. Wendy is Impact, CPR and Safesport certified.
16U Travel head coach Alyssa Eshleman
Alyssa has been at Potomac Elite since it's inception (8+ years) and has recently become a part of our board of directors, serving as co-director of our club. She has coached at the 15U-18U age groups, and has been the head coach of many exceptional 15U and 16U teams in her time with the club. Alyssa was recruited D1 for both tennis and volleyball, but after shoulder surgery during her freshman year, she spent 2 years at Hood College in Frederick, MD playing volleyball. She has her Impact and Safesport certifications, and is also CPR certified. Fun Fact, she has played libero, setter, OH, and RS at the collegiate level and she also has her pilot's license.
Asst. Coach: MORGAN HUFFER
Morgan and Alyssa have coached together for many years, and together have developed a fun and competitive atmosphere for our 16U team. Morgan also played at Hood College in Frederick, MD, where she served as a libero/defensive specialist. Her experience with setting in club and high school, then defense in high school and college make her the perfect coach to balance Alyssa’s expertise with attackers. Morgan emphasizes hard work, focused movement, and positive energy throughout the season. She also has her Impact and Safesport certifications.
17U Travel coach Lance Astorino
This will be the 3rd year Lance has coached with Potomac Elite. Last year he coached the 18U travel team. He joins PEVBC with over 10 years coaching experience including time spent at James Wood MS, Apple Valley 16, 17, and 18s and now Potomac Elite. He is Impact and Safe Sport certified. Lance loves being able to give his players the opportunity to challenge and push themselves beyond what they thought possible to become a smarter, faster, stronger, better player and person.
17U Travel coach Faisal Hallaj
Coach Hallaj has coached for Potomac Elite for the past seven years. He has been the Head or Assistant Coach for every age level, most recently coaching the 15U Regional team. Coach Hallaj is currently in his seventh season as the Assistant Volleyball Coach at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, WV (NCAA Division II, Mountain East Conference). He is a certified USA Volleyball CAP Level 2 coach, as well as a Gold Medal Squared Level 2 coach. In addition, he is USAV IMPACT certified, SafeSport certified, and an active member of the American Volleyball Coaches Association, Chesapeake Region Volleyball Association.