Congratulations to all of the athletes and their families who have become members of Revolution Volleyball Club! #REV2021

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Rachel Verhoef

Rachel enters her 1st season coaching at Revolution. At the prep level, Rachel totaled four varsity letters with the Greencastle Antrim High School Blue Devils. She was named to the All-Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association (PVCA) All-State ‘3A’ Team as a senior and also received All Mid-Penn Conference First Team and all-district honors in addition to a spot on PennLive’s All-Star Squad. Rachel led her team as a senior with 275 kills, 77 aces and 49 blocks, setting a single-match school record with 24 kills. She also competed in track & field while at Greencastle Antrim. Rachel played for Revolution VBC (Chambersburg) for 4 years. Her Revolution 18s team was nationally ranked 111th/2,095 teams with 5 gold bracket finishes out of 6 tournaments, including a 3rd place finish at the Northeast National Qualifier, a 9th place finish at the JVA World Challenge and York MAPL Tournament Championship. As a freshman at Shippensburg University, Rachel played in 10 matches and a total of 15 sets during her debut season. She totaled 11 kills, six blocks and three digs, had at least one kill in six matches, including a season-high three kills against West Chester and contributed to at least one block in four matches, including a season-high three block assists against West Virginia Wesleyan. She also served an ace against Roberts Wesleyan. Rachel is a sophomore at Shippensburg University majoring in Computer Science with a minor in Math.

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Lindsey Knetzer

Lindsey is entering her second season coaching club volleyball as an assistant coach with Revolution, and has previously assisted a variety of ages during Saint Francis University volleyball camps. Lindsey attended Bishop Canevin High School where she was a member of the girls’ volleyball team as a defensive specialist/libero from 2007-2011. Lindsey was a varsity letter winner for the Bishop Canevin Crusaders, and participated in club volleyball for 6 years. She was a captain throughout her senior year, was named to the 2nd team All-Conference, and was a member of the first girls’ volleyball team at her school to go to the PIAA state playoffs where they finished in the top 4. Lindsey then competed collegiately at Saint Francis University in Loretto, PA as a walk on defensive specialist/libero from 2011-2015 seasons. She assisted her team to two NCAA Division 1 Northeast Conference Tournaments in 2012 and 2014. Since graduating with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree, Lindsey is a licensed and practicing Physical Therapist with a specialty in pediatrics in an outpatient center and early intervention. She is excited to start this new season helping lead our Revolution 13 White team.

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Cory McGowan

A veteran club and high school coach, Cory McGowan enters her first season with Revolution. A native of Pittsburgh, Cory was a first team All-WPIAL selection at Penn Hills. She played for Odyssey and Pittsburgh Elite at the club level. Cory played collegiately at nationally ranked Wingate University (NC) from 2010 – 2014. As an outside hitter, she received numerous All-Conference, All-Region, All-National and All-American honors. Cory also was named All-Tournament, Tournament MVP and received the Wounded Bulldog Award. She transitioned to the libero position after suffering a traumatic knee injury. Wingate collected 161 wins to just 12 losses over the course of Corry’s career as well as advancing to the Elite 8 of the NCAA D2 Tournament Championships three out of four seasons. Cory returned to her alma mater, Penn Hills, as a coach and teacher. Currently she is the assistant coach for the Carlow University men’s team, where she is completing her internship of counseling towards her masters degree in counseling education. Cory is employed at Seneca Hills Village, a UPMC senior living facility, as their event coordinator.

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Alana Pergine

Alana is entering her 3rd season with Revolution volleyball. She is a senior right-side hitter on the Shippensburg University Women’s Volleyball Team. Playing in all 33 matches in the 2019 season, Alana has been a key starter in Shippensburg’s historic 2019 season and 2018 season. In 2019, she collected 184 kills and  36 total blocks helping SU to a 27-6 season. At the high school level, Alana earned 4 varsity letters at Pope John Paul II, earning All-Conference, All-District and All-State honors as a sophomore, junior and senior. While at Shippensburg University, Alana is majoring in biology with a health profession concentration.

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Dan LaBonte

Dan is entering his 25th year of coaching and 14th season with Revolution. Serving as club director for the past 10 years, Revolution teams have received national rankings, while the club’s student-athletes have achieved All-American, and State Player of the Year honors. Multiple teams have qualified for USAV Nationals as well as top 3 over-all finishes at AAU Nationals. Dan has had the pleasure of guiding over 100 student-athletes in pursuing their dreams of playing at the NCAA Division 1, 2 & 3 collegiate levels. For the past 12 years, Dan has also served as a volunteer assistant coach for the Shippensburg University’s women’s team. Over the last 5 seasons, Shippensburg has earned a match record of 128 wins to only 44 losses. As Revolution’s Executive Director, Dan’s responsibilities include technical direction, coach development, athlete collegiate recruitment and maintaining and advancing the mission of the club.

“I’ve know and worked with Dan for the past fifteen years in my capacity as a head volleyball coach and in his positions as coach/director at Revolution VBC. During that time my staffs at Navy and previously at Juniata College came to recognize Dan as one of the top young influences, teachers and tacticians in the game. And after coaching four of his former athletes, I know that he is a person who gains immense respect from his athletes. He is well connected to many of the top USAV Club coaches, coordinators, owners and directors by virtue of his involvement with Revolution, now one of the preeminent clubs in the east. He has an infectious personality that leads itself to establishing strong relationships.”

– Larry Bock / Retired Head Volleyball Coach United States Naval Academy

 

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