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

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Rick Watkins

Rick enters his 3rd season coaching at Revolution. He previously founded and coached with Penn Highlands VBC and Swamp VBC. Rick organized and directed the CYO volleyball league for the Diocese of Greensburg. He has served for more than 30 years as a PIAA volleyball and basketball official. Rick started coaching volleyball at Penn State Fayette University from 1997 – 1991. For 28 seasons, he was the head coach at Geible Cathoic High School in Connellsville, starting in 1992. Under his guidance, Geible Catholic had 24 post season appearances, captured WPIAL (PIAA District 7) Champions in 2005 and 2006, PIAA Semi Finalist in 2006 and Quarter Finalist in 2005. Rick resides in Uniontown with his wife, Colleen and daughter, Shannon. Shannon is a senior at Laurel Highlands High School. Shannon has played for Revolution for the past two years and is committed to play at Seton Hill University.

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Emily Hangen

Emily is entering her third season with Revolution volleyball. She is a senior setter on the Shippensburg University Women’s Volleyball Team. Since her freshman season, Emily has been the starting setter for the Raiders, leading the team to historic seasons. She is a 3-time AVCA All-Atlantic Region setter, 3-time All-PSAC Conference honor, 2-time DJCA All-Atlantic Region selection and was named the 2017 PSAC Freshman of the Year. Shippensburg has a 72-27 match record (2017-1019) with Emily as the starting setter. At the high school level, earned 3 varsity letters at Exeter High School, being named All-State, All-District and All-County. She also earned 4 varsity letters in softball. While at Shippensburg University, Emily is majoring in special education and early childhood education.

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Meghan Lucas

Meghan Lucas has been coaching volleyball for over 22 years, her 5th year with Revolution.  She is a graduate of Kiski Area HS and received her degree in Elementary Education from Clarion University, where she was a four year starter on the Women’s Volleyball team.  Meghan was immediately hired at her alma mater as a teacher and head volleyball coach in 1995.  At this time she also received her master’s degree from Clarion in education.   After her move to Butler, she and her husband, Dr. Craig Lucas, began a family, but Meghan continued to coach even though taking a break from teaching to be home with their children.  In 2001, she starting coaching for the Butler middle school boys, eventually taking over the reigns as the Girls Varsity Coach.  Meghan has been involved with club volleyball since her playing days with Golden Triangle, TVC, P3R, and Renaissance. She has lead two Revolution teams to USAV Nationals in the past two seasons. In 2013, she was inducted into the Kiski Area Sports Hall of Fame.   Meghan is thrilled to be back at Butler.  She is currently a K-4 STEAM teacher at Butler Area School District, member of the Butler Lions Club, heavily involved with several community service organizations, and clinician for various camps and clinics.  Meghan resides in the Butler School District with her husband, Craig, and children, Isaiah, Maria, Gabrielle, Sophia, and Sarah.

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Mike Hogan

As a college student-athlete, Mike Hogan had the opportunity to compete on two NCAA Final Four teams as a four year member, and two time captain, of the Penn State Men’s Volleyball team, from 1984 – 1988.He was a member of the bronze medalist USA National Team in the National Sports Festival. Mike graduated from Penn State with a degree in Secondary Education in Mathematics and has been teaching at Northern Cambria since 1989. Mike is the head girls’ coach at Northern Cambria where his teams have finished as PIAA State Champions (2005, 2009, 2018 & 2019), PIAA State Runner-Up (2004 & 2006), PIAA State Semi-Finalist (2007) and PIAA State Quarterfinalist (2008, 2010, & 2017). From 2004 – 2010, his teams have won the District 6 Championships, and were Heritage Conference Champions in 2000, 2004 – 2011. He has coached club since 2000 with Lions Pride, Phillipsburg, and Northern Cambria. Mike was also the Northern Cambria High School Boys coach, starting in 2011, where his teams captured the District 6 Championship in 2011 and 2012, as well as the Mid-State League Champions in 2013. Over the course of the last 4 seasons with Revolution, Mike’s teams have captured the JVA World Challenge 16 Premier Tournament Champions, AAU 16 Premier 3rd & 5th place finishes and bid to USAV Nationals.  Mike and his wife, Terry, have 4 children; Ashley, Russell, Jeffrey and Maggie.

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Kyle Benevit

Kyle enters his 9th season with Revolution, having coached 15, 17 and 18’s teams. As one of Revolution’s most veteran coaches, under Kyle’s guidance, his former players have gone onto compete collegiality at the Division 1, 2 and 3 levels. He has trained multiple players to receive All-American, All-State and multiple All-Conference honors with his teams receiving national rankings. His ability to teach at a high level as well as managing matches versus top teams across the country, makes Kyle a great asset to Revolution. In the 2020 shortened season, Kyle lead his Revolution team to a 3 Tournament Championships and 1 Runner-Up finish. As a prep-player, Kyle was a highly decorated high school and club player. He has attended pre-seasons at  NCAA Division 1 programs, learning from expert coaches from across the country. Kyle and his wife, Kristin, reside in Chambersburg with their son Logan, and their two dogs, Prince and Claire.

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