Lead by 4 standout Downstate players, Kennedy Catholic won the CHSAA AA title and will be playing this Saturday in the State Championships. See the full article on Lohud.com (may require a subscription to view): https://www.lohud.com/story/sports/high-school/lohud-volleyball/2019/11/07/volleyball-kennedy-catholic-outlasts-mary-louis-chsaa-aa-title/2518585001/

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Aspire 16 Silver Jen was the Assistant Coach at Mercy College for five years, then became the head Coach for the next five Years. She coached them to the NYCAC playoffs within her first three years and to the NCAA Division II for the following two years. Jen first started coaching Fox Lane High School in 2008 as…

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Downstate 15 Red Kurt Pelaccio,   This will be my 13th coaching here at Downstate. I’ve coached everything from volleybees to 17’s, the past 6 years as the 15 red head coach.  This is my favorite age group!!! I’ve been coaching girls sports for over 22 years including Travel softball , basketball and soccer.  I have three…

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Aspire Technical Director Dan Mansell brings a significant depth and breadth of playing and coaching experience to the Downstate Juniors Program.  Dan started his playing career at a young age like most of the girls here at Downstate, in Western NY.  While in high school, Dan played boys junior VB for EdenVBC and competed in…

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JFelipe

joe@downstatevolleyball.com Joe has been coaching volleyball for 18 years and began playing before that. He started as an assistant coach at Hartwick College in the fall of 1999. He graduated from college and immediately found a job teaching and began coaching at the high school level. After three seasons as a JV coach and one season as a…

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214-616-3668 joel@downstatevolleyball.com Following his collegiate soccer career, Joel played adult volleyball in the Lone Star region of USA Volleyball (USAV) where he won four regional championships as a player prior to beginning his coaching career. Joel began coaching volleyball in the North Texas region where he won a Junior National Championship, in 2005. His teams have…

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914-645-8427 dan@downstatevolleyball.com Co‐Director and Head Coach Daniel Altro, “Dan” as he is most commonly known as in the volleyball world, has been running and/or coaching Downstate Juniors since 1993. Dan started his coaching career in the summer of 1984 coaching track and field for the Westchester PAL.  Volleyball entered Dan’s life at Bill Schroh’s 4th of July backyard family BBQ…

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