LKN Volleyball Club

Posted Sep 19, 2019

LKN 13 Elite: Coach Molly Gwaltney returns for her 6th season to lead the 13 Elite team! As the Head Coach at CSD she has earned 2 State Championships and numerous Conference Banners with her passion for teaching others. Coupled with her dual-athlete  collegiate experience at Belmont Abbey, Coach Molly, brings a wealth of knowledge to our 13s age group. This season, Coach Molly welcomes fiancé, Shane Capps, as her assistant. Coach Shane led the Middle School team to multiple championships and assisted at both the JV & Varsity levels. The two met through the love of the game at CSD and now, look forward instilling this desire in our young athletes.

LKN 14 Elite:  Coach Robert Stout returns to lead the 14 Elite this season. Robert came to us last season after being with CJV for 3 years and led the LKN 13 Elite team with intensity, passion and charisma. Through the summer, Robert assisted with our beach teams, clinics and camps. Prior to moving to NC, Robert played at Florida State team as a libero.  Meredith Furr returns for her 4th season to assist. Meredith has been playing ball her whole life and went on to play collegiately at Catawba, where she trained as a setter and libero. She has 3 seasons of coaching at the Elite level and currently teaches elementary school.  This dynamic duo will bring the ENERGY! See you in the gym! 15 Elite: Returning for her 2nd season with LKN, but her 7th year coaching, Coach Cheznee Dailey is pumped to be leading the 15 Elite team. A local Mooresville girl and 3 sport H.S. athlete, Coach followed her volleyball career to Bluefield College. Currently, Coach Cheznee leads the Langtree Charter program and is swimming in success. Assisting is rerunning Coach, Logan Witt. In season right now at Queens University, Logan serves as a middle hitter in her junior season. This pair makes quite the team!

16 Elite: Welcome, 16 Elite Head Coach, Heather Schoch, to LKN! With over decade of coaching experience in Michigan through club, Varsity and JV levels, Coach Heather is eager to bring her expertise to Lake Norman. As a Division I scholarship athlete at Eastern Michigan, she has the knowledge to assist this age group in the recruiting process. Most recently a college assistant coach at Pfeiffer, Heather has transitioned to Mallard Creek H.S., where she teaches Health/P.E. and leads the volleyball program. Please give Coach Heather a warm- LKN welcome!Returning as the 16 Elite Assistant Coach, Gabbi Montgomery, is thrilled to continue her career at LKN. As an LKN alum (13s-18s), Coach Gabbi understands what LKN is all about and enjoys giving back to the game. Currently, Gabbi is a Middle Blocker for Queens University of Charlotte.

U16 BOYS Team: Coach Alex Viera move to Head Coach for 16 Boys! Returning for his 4th year with LKN and 6th year coaching, Coach Alex brings the next level to our boys program. Having competed at 4 Junior Olympic Open tournaments as a player, he continued his volleyball career at Johnson & Wales University and earned captain status in his 2nd year. Coach Alex is a libero by trade, but don’t worry, he still has a pretty good net game.  Assisting is non-other than.... Coach Austin Neiheiser! Coming out of retirement to rejoin the ranks in his 8th season with LKN! Initially a collegiate soccer goalie at University of La Verne, he transitioned to volleyball and the game quickly won him over. An avid grass and sand player, Coach Austin bring enthusiasm and a big block to our boys program. Welcome Back, Coach Austin!

U14 BOYS Team: Back at it again, Head Coach and Boys Program Director, Dave Rusk! Having competed in over 150 indoor and outdoor tournaments and more than a decade of coaching experience, Dave Rusk returns to lead the 14 boys. Founding coach of the LKN Boys team last season and Director of LKN Beach program, Coach Dave brings a passion to this club like no other.  We all know Coach Dave wouldn’t get far without his forever partner and Assistant Coach, Wendy Rusk! A former collegiate athlete at Michigan State, Co-Director of LKN Beach, certified trainer, competitive beach player and so much more! LKN players and coaches alike have had many positive influences, thanks to Coach Wendy.  You DO NOT want to miss these two in action!



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