2024 – 13u “MASH”
A standout athlete at the University of Toronto with the Varsity Blues Women’s Volleyball program, a former international Beach athlete, a Mom, an active community member… Let’s learn more about Sarah.
- My coaching philosophy for female athletes in volleyball revolves around fostering a positive and inclusive environment where each player can thrive both on and off the court. I believe in cultivating a sense of teamwork, sportsmanship, and personal growth. Emphasizing skill development, resilience, and a love for the game, my goal is to empower these young athletes to discover their potential and build confidence in a supportive community. Success, to me, goes beyond the court; it’s about instilling life skills and a passion for continuous improvement that will stay with them beyond their volleyball journey.
As a Player…
- While at the University of Toronto Sarah was the recipient of the Thérèse Quigley TSN award given to the student-athlete who best combines outstanding achievement in volleyball, academics, and community involvement. This is in addition to numerous All-Canadian and All-Conference awards, and the OUA Championships MVP
Sarah followed up her indoor university career on the beach competing nationally and internationally at the FISU Games, for Team Canada and on the FIVB Tour.
- Sarah has recently served as an assistant coach with the Camosun College Chargers Women’s program working closely with Momentum Volley founders Brent Hall & Jeremy Schmidt. This will be Sarah’s first season with Momentum Volley.
- I’m a proud sports mom juggling the joys and chaos of raising three amazing kids. When I’m not cheering from the sidelines or shuttling between practices and games on the soccer field, beach court, swimming pool, basketball court, or lacrosse box, you can find me embracing the beautiful chaos of family life.
With a background in multitasking that rivals a superhero, I’ve mastered the art of coordinating schedules, packing snacks at lightning speed, and transforming the backseat of the car into a mobile locker room.
Beyond the sports mom hustle, I’m passionate about creating a home filled with laughter, love, and a touch of organized chaos. My days are a blend of soccer cleats, volleyballs and basketballs forever in the house, and a never-ending pile of laundry – and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Amidst the flurry of schedules, I do find moments to recharge – whether it’s playing beach volleyball myself or a quick workout. I’m very much looking forward to this next chapter of coaching with Momentum and the opportunity to foster teamwork and values that extend well beyond the court.
Cheers to the roller-coaster of parenthood, coaching, and the thrill of seeing my kids and yours grow not just as athletes but as remarkable individuals.
Brook is returning for her third season with Momentum Volley and has also has coached the 15u Girls’ Zone team in the Thompson/Okanagan, in addition to numerous camps & clinics. Let’s find out what drives Brook and learn some fun (and shocking?) facts.
- The reason I coach is because I want to be a part of the next generation of female sports. I want to use volleyball to help young female athletes learn and grow into better athletes, but also into amazing human beings. I hope that I can create a fun environment for girls to learn and play, resulting in lower drop out rates for girls in sport!
Fun Facts about Brook
- I am originally from Summerland, BC. I have two Siberian huskies back home, their names are Koda and Rowdy. I have one older sister. My favourite colour is yellow : ) My cars name is Ethel. My favourite thing to do in my free time is to watch the sunset! Some weird but funny facts about me… I have never eaten soup and I had 17 of my 24 baby teeth pulled out by the dentist while I was in middle school.
- I started playing at 14u for VolleyTech in Penticton. I played 15u & 17u for VolleyTech playing “up” in my 16u year, and 17u & 18u for Jr. Heat in Kelowna.
- Red Deer College 2019 & 2020
- ACAC Silver 2020
- CCAA Bronze 2020
- Camosun College Chargers 2020-Present
- PacWest Bronze 2022
- PacWest Gold 2023
- CCAA Silver 2023
- In 2020 I transferred to Camosun College for the Sport Management program. I have been a part of the Chargers community for 4 years now, with this season being my final season. For the majority of my time playing volleyball I have been a middle, however, I have also played left side and right side. I was awarded most improved for the 2019/2020 season during my second year at Red Deer College. I am currently part of the Chargers leadership group and we work together to find the best version of our team!
2024 – 14u “HAVEN”
- My mission as a coach is to help others learn to love sports and realize their potential through the art & science of coaching. I think it’s especially important to teach young athletes how to train in sports to set them up to compete when they are older.
- 15 years of community coaching and counting at a variety of middle schools, high schools, clubs, and across every age category.
- A founding member of Momentum Volley (est. 2017)
- 4x Island Champions at 13u, 14u, and 15u ages.
- Numerous Volleyball BC High-Performance pathway programs… Vancouver Island programming, Baden Cup, Team BC Selection, etc.
- Assistant Coach with the Camosun College Chargers Women’s team since 2017
- CCAA National Silver 2023
- PacWest Champions 2023
- PacWest Silver & PacWest Bronze
- I grew up on Vancouver Island and have called Victoria home for the last 13 years. I am very involved in my community whether it is sports or social issues. I also have a dog, Leo… and 5 chickens who together all get along (except for the escape artist chicken).
- My number one priority; I coach to help keep young women in sports. Everyone should have a chance to work hard and be part of a team.
- Specifically, everything that is important about mental, social, and physical health I learned in volleyball. Through volleyball we are constantly challenged to dive in with our best effort, to shake it off and grow if a moment doesn’t go our way, to support others with a common goal, and to be accountable to a dream/team that is bigger than ourselves.
- I play to compete, learn, and have fun, and I coach so that as many young athletes as possible can have the same opportunities to have fun, learn, and compete.
- Second season with Momentum Volley
- 18 years coaching at the middle school and high school level on Vancouver Island.
- Kristine and her family live in sunny Saanichton with their 3 dogs. She teaches grades 9-12 Home Ec and Physical Health Education. Whenever she isn’t at volleyball, you can find her walking at Island View beach, skiing at Mt. Washington, or reading in her sunny corner spot.
2024 – 14u “MOAI”
- I play volleyball because I love it, and that’s the same reason that I coach. On top of teaching skills and watching athletes improve, I love having fun and watching athletes find joy in the game. Growing up playing volleyball I was lucky enough to have many strong and confident women in sport to look up to. These women, plus many more incredible role models taught me how to be a successful athlete while also being a well-rounded person.
- Momentum Volley program coach for the past 3 seasons.
- South Island Volleyball camps and youth development since 2020
- Impact Volleyball camps and individual training sessions.
- Volleyball BC Team BC prep camps.
- This past season I coached the Mount Doug Senior Girls’ team.
- I have 2 bunnies, Daisy and Thumper, and one Cat, Charlie. I found Thumper on the street one night and now I’m a full-time rabbit mom. I’m a full-on animal lover and I’m currently involved in adventure dog walking.
Info coming soon…
2024 – 15u “BOMBORA”
- I coach because I want to give back to the community that made me who I am today and to get more youth involved with the sport that has given me so much. I believe all athletes should have an opportunity to receive quality coaching. The main idea I want to communicate to athletes through coaching is that there are lessons to be learned whether we win or lose. It’s about the journey..the people we meet, the connections we make, the bonds we create.
- Middle school through to Post-Secondary
- Club Volleyball
- 14u Volleyball Canada National Champions
- High School Volleyball
- 2x Provincial Champions
- Team BC
- Capilano University
- PacWest All-Rookie Team
- Camosun College Chargers
- Team Leadership Award
- 4x PacWest Champions
- CCAA National Champions
- 2nd all-time career digs leader in the PacWest
- Capilano University
- Former Camosun College Chargers Men’s Assistant Coach
- Former Head Coach at VVA and North Clackamas Volleyball Club (Portland, OR)
- Doctorate of Chiropractic Medicine, Bachelors in Human Biology, Bachelors of Sport and Fitness Leadership
I hope to create a positive learning environment where players can develop their skills, their confidence and grow a passion for the game. I believe there is more to volleyball than the sport itself; it’s also about the relationships athletes build and the lessons they carry to other areas of their lives.
- South Island Volleyball Association camps & clinics
- Mount Doug Sr Girls (2023)
- Club Volleyball (5 seasons)
- UVic Women’s Club (5 seasons)
- BC Summer Games Beach (18u)
- Bachelor of Science in Microbiology
2024 – 16u “SOMBRIO”
2024 – 18u “On Court 3”
18U On Court 3
Info to come…