This is Milley’s first year with Potomac Elite, but we’re so excited to watch her skills on the court translate into the coaching side of the game. As the Shepherd University defensive specialist, Milley has loads of experience with the game that she plans to share with each of her players in the upcoming season!
Seone has been an important piece of the Potomac Elite program for a number of years, aiding with our 18U team under coach Lance Astorino in the 2017-2018 season, helping Coach Alex Hoekstra in bi-weekly clinics in the 2018-2019 season, and now as the 14U head coach and conditioning director in 2019-2020 season.
Seone is an amazing athlete, who has blossomed at Shepherd University. As a rising senior, Seone has come to be a great utility player for the team, comfortable in most every position on the court. Her expertise and energy, on and off the court, make her a great coach for this age group. She looks forward to the season ahead!
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, and looks forward to moving up in age group for the season ahead. 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.
HEAD COACH: ALYSSA ESHLEMAN
Alyssa has been at Potomac Elite since it's inception (9+ years) and is the acting 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, various NFHS 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, to allow her & her pup easy transportation to the Bahamas, where her family lives!
ASSISTANT COACH: AUSTIN KING
Austin King is a new face with Potomac Elite, but we're excited to bring his skills and expertise to our program. He is the current Head Varsity Volleyball Coach at Brunswick High School (Frederick, Co. MD). His strong background in athletics, stemming from three competitive sports and knowledge of physical training (NASM Certified PT), along with his knowledge in education (5 years as an instructional assistant with FCPS), combine to make him a huge asset to Potomac Elite. In the season ahead, Austin looks forward to growing his knowledge of the game further in this fast-paced club setting, while helping the team acheive the goals we set out to accomplish!
Sami has coached with PEVBC for five 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.
HEAD COACH: LANCE ASTORINO
This will be the 4th year Lance has coached with Potomac Elite. Last year he coached the 17U 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.
ASST. COACH: MAKALEIGH ROBERTS
Makaleigh Roberts (Mak) is currently a senior at Shepherd University, where she is a part of the nursing program. She has 8 years of volleyball experience, including 5 years for Hedgesville High School as a DS and libero, then one year at Potomac State College of WVU as a libero before retiring from the sport to focus on nursing school. During Mak’s high school career, she was a 2x “All Tournament Player” and was named first-team all state at the State Tournament in Charleston her senior year. To finish off her volleyball career as a freshman in college, she helped lead her team to the National Tournament for the first time in school history. Her time in travel volleyball included 2 years at Potomac Elite Volleyball Club as a DS/setter and 3 years at Apple Valley Volleyball Club as a libero for Lance Astorino.