2021-22 sTAFF


Joe Ripp (Club Director)
Joe is both the founder (1997) and director of Vision Volleyball Club. During that 22 year span, the teams Joe has coached have qualified for the JNC’s every year and won multiple NCVA Regional Championships. He has coached at every age level, from 14's through 18's. In 2017 he coach 17 Gold, a team that won the region and finished 5th at Nationals. In 2016 his 15 Gold team went undefeated in the region and qualified for the Open division at Nationals. From 2016 – 2009 his teams all qualified for the Open division. His 2012 team finished 5th at the Junior Nationals in Ohio. In 2009, the team also earned a fifth place finish at the JNC's in Miami. Previously, he coached the 18 Blue team for two seasons. His 2007 team won a Bronze Medal in the 18 Club Division of the Junior Nationals. In 2005, Joe guided the Vision 17 Gold team to the silver medal in the 17 Open Division of the Junior Nationals.  Joe had two stints as head coach at Los Gatos High School and spent a total of 20-year coaching at LGHS.  His high school teams won four CCS championships, three Nor-Cal championships and one California State Championship.

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18 Gold
Tyler Taylor (Head Coach)

​Tyler is entering his sixth year with Vision and his 4th straight coaching 18 Gold. The last two seasons his teams have had very successful seasons, including both teams qualifying for the Open Division at Nationals. In 2018 Tyler’s Vision 18 Gold team double qualified for the Open division and medaled in 3 National Qualifiers; the Ohio Valley, the Golden State and Colorado Crossroads. Tyler has also served as an Assistant Coach at both Santa Clara and Stanford Universities. Tyler’s last season at Stanford, he helped lead the team to the NCAA Division I National Championship. Tyler has a solid coaching background including as the Men’s Assistant at Golden West, and stints at the University of Nevada and Central Arizona College. After graduating from the University of Arizona, he coached club for Zona Volleyball Club, Arizona Premier, and Huntington Beach. He graduated in history with a minor in psychology, and earned a master’s in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia in Irvine.

Emily Sklar (Assistant Coach)
Emily is a Vision alum who led her 16s, 17s and 18s team to the Open Division at JNC’s and a bronze medal her final year. She went on to compete at Duke where she started all 4 years, led her team to an ACC championship, and was awarded ACC Player of the Year and NCAA 3rd team All-American. Emily represented USA Volleyball at the World University Games in South Korea, and was part of the USA Collegiate National Team Tour of China. After college, she continued her career playing professionally in Hungary, Sweden and Peru. 


Dan Lee (Assistant Coach)

18 Blue
Matt Hoffman (Head Coach)
Matt is currently in his 5th year as the Head Volleyball Coach at San Francisco State.  In 2018 at Vision he coached 17 Blue and assisted 15 Gold, having helped both teams qualify for Nationals.  Matt returned to Vision in 2017 to lead the 18 Gold team after spending three years as an Assistant at Wichita State where he helped the Shockers win two Missouri Valley Conference Championships and appeared in two NCAA tournaments. Prior to Wichita State, he served as the Volunteer Assistant Coach at Stanford from 2010-2012.  While at Stanford, he helped the Cardinal to three NCAA Tournaments and two Elite Eight appearances and two Pac-12 Conference championships. He also coached five All-Americans, a Pac-12 Conference Player of the Year, and 11 All Pac-12 honorees. In 2011 and 2012, he was the Head Coach of Vision's 13 Gold team, and an Assistant on Vision's 18 Gold team. He was on the 18's staff for their Bronze medal teams in both 2011 and 2012. He helped the 2012 team finish the season with only two losses the entire season.

Tait Rafat (Assistant Coach)

Tait Rafat is a full-time instructor at San Jose City College and runs the Adapted PE program.  Tait is an experienced collegiate coach, having spent 8 seasons as the Head Coach at San Jose City and prior to that, was an assistant coach at University of Nevada, Reno.  Tait is CAP level II accredited by USA Volleyball, is a member of the AVCA, and is a volleyball conditioning specialist. Tait is in his 11th season with Vision and had spent 8 seasons coaching 17 Blue. During that time his teams qualified for Nationals five times, and have won both the PNQ in Spokane and the Las Vegas Invitational. He has also spent a season coaching Vison 18 Blue. Last year Tait helped his Vision 12 Gold team qualified for the JNC’s in Detroit. He and his wife Shannon, reside in Morgan Hill will their two daughters, Aleah and Maya, who both play volleyball for their schools and for club.​


17 Gold

Shawn Palmer (Head Coach)
​Vision is excited to welcome Shawn Palmer to it's coaching staff! Shawn moved to California with his family in January of 2019, and served as a part-time assistant with the club last season.  Shawn has over 15 years of experience as a club and high school head coach in Pennsylvania and Minnesota. Shawn’s club teams have consistently enjoyed success at the regional and national levels.  Recent highlights include a 2018 championship at the North Coast power league (consisting of top open-level teams from Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York, and Canada), multiple regional championships, a 2015 NEQ championship, as well as a 7th-place finish at the GJNC.  Shawn also served as a lead skills trainer for 15U-17U age groups. As a high school coach, Shawn has helped to turn around multiple programs. Most recently, he took over a 2012 program that had not qualified for the playoffs in a decade. The team finished third in the state in his second season, qualifying for the WPIAL playoffs all five seasons he was with the program, twice finishing in the final four.


Torre Glasker (Assistant Coach)

Torre is entering her first season with Vision and does so with 6 years of coaching experience. Torre Glasker joined San Francisco State in July 2021. Prior coming to the Bay Area, the South Jordan, Utah native served as a volunteer assistant coach at her alma mater, UC Santa Barbara. Prior to that, she was a graduate manager at Ole Miss for the 2020 season. While in Oxford, she was named one of 40 recipients of the 2020 Diversity Awards by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA). Torre has also served as a club coach for Oxford Volleyball Club in Mississippi, Blenders Volleyball in Santa Barbara, Club GSL and Wasatch Beach Volleyball, both in Utah.
Torre is currently working on her MA in Higher Education. She graduated with a BA in Sociology from UC Santa Barbara. Glasker was a member of the Big West All-Academic Team as a senior and helped guide the Gauchos to a 23-6 mark – the program’s best record in 15 years – and the program’s first-ever NCAA Tournament win. Torre began her career at Utah appearing in the NCAA tournament back-to-back, including an appearance in the Sweet Sixteen.

17 Blue
Tony Holland (Head Coach)
Tony is in his 13th season coaching club volleyball in the Bay Area. Since joining Vision, Tony has head coached or assisted our 16’s, 17’s and 18’s teams. His teams have won the Pacific Northwest Qualifier (‘16, ’21), a bronze medal at Colorado Crossroads (‘17) and qualified for JNC’s in 4 of his 6 seasons with the club. Prior to joining Vision, Tony served as both a head coach and an assistant coach for Power Teams from ages 12 through 18. He has helped lead his teams to Top 3 Finishes at Far Westerns, the Pacific Northwest Qualifier and qualify for the Junior National Championships in 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2021. Tony is currently in his 9th season with the Menlo School Girls Volleyball program and will begin his 3rd season as the Girls Varsity Head Coach and Program Director this Fall. Tony has helped lead Menlo to 6 WBAL Championships, 4 straight CCS Open Division appearances, a CCS Championship, 2 Nor Cal Championships and the CIF Division IV State runner-up in 2013. In 2016, Tony was the First Assistant on Menlo’s  Division IV State Championship team, the first in school history. When not coaching, Tony works in finance and resides in San Mateo.

Jade Gillespie - (Assistant Coach)
Jade is a former longtime Vision player and a current player at San Francisco State College. Jade played locally at Valley Christian High School, where she helped lead the team to a State Championship in 2015. After high school played at Hawaii-Pacific (2017), before transferring to SF State. 

16 Gold
Ron Whitmill (Head Coach)
Ron returns to the 17's team this season after winning the region and double qualifying for the open division with 17 Gold in 2018. His teams have now won the region 4 years in a row and qualified for the JNC's in each of the past 12 seasons. In 2013, his 15 Gold team won two qualifiers and finished fifth at the JNC's. In 2012, he helped lead the 16 Gold team to a 5th place finish at the JNC's in Ohio. In 2011, he coached both the 16 Gold and 15 Gold teams to JNC Bids. Previously he coached the 18 Blue team for three seasons. All three seasons his teams earned bids to the JO's, with the 2009 squad earning an Open bid, giving Vision two teams in the division. This was the first time in the 28-team format that a club has sent two teams to 18 Open. He has a lengthy coaching and playing resume. He spent seven years with City Beach as a Head Coach, and was the Head Coach for the San Jose State Men's program. He previously was the head coach at Menlo-Atherton High School (2012-2014) where he won 2 CCS D1 championships and was a Mercury News Coach of the Year. He is currently the Head Varsity Coach at Valley Christian High School (2015-present) where his teams have won 2 CCS titles as well as 2 NorCal championships and a CIF State championship.

Katy Ripp (Assistant Coach)
Katy Ripp is a full time instructor and Head Women’s Volleyball Coach at Foothill College since 2004.   Her Foothill teams have won 11 league titles, and in the 2015 season, finished 4th in the state. Prior to her arrival at Foothill, Katy served as an assistant women's volleyball coach at Stanford University (2002 – 2004); at Santa Clara University (2001 -2002); and at CSU Sonoma (1999 - 2001.) Before her coaching career, she played professionally on the Bud Light Professional Beach Volleyball Tour from 1993 to 1997; played in professional indoor leagues in Italy from 1996 to 1997; as well as for the National Volleyball Association's Orange County Diggers in 1996. She played in the Associated Volleyball Professional Beach Volleyball Doubles League from 1998 to 2002 with partner Stephanie Cox. Coach Ripp played collegiate volleyball at the University of the Pacific from 1989 to 1993. Katy and her husband Joe live in Los Gatos, California and have two boys.


16 Blue
Alex Anthony (Head Coach)
Alex returns to the Vision coaching staff after taking last year off, due to her Santa Clara University team commitments. She is a former longtime Vision player and a current player at Santa Clara University. Alex played locally at Los Gatos High School where is was a three-year starter for LGHS volleyball ... served as a team captain ... two-time Santa Clara Valley Athletic League First Team selection (2016-17) and 2015 Honorable Mention (De Anza Division) ... SCVAL junior of the year in both basketball (2017) and volleyball (2016). At Santa Clara she is a two year starter in the middle and earned All Academic WCC for indoor and beach. She is a senior studying Urban Education, Communications, and Sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences.

TBA (Assistant Coach)


15 Gold

Joe Ripp (Head Coach)
​​Joe is both the founder (1997) and director of Vision Volleyball Club. During that 22 year span, the teams Joe has coached have qualified for the JNC’s every year and won multiple NCVA Regional Championships. He has coached at every age level, from 14's through 18's. In 2017 he coach 17 Gold, a team that won the region and finished 5th at Nationals. In 2016 his 15 Gold team went undefeated in the region and qualified for the Open division at Nationals. From 2016 – 2009 his teams all qualified for the Open division. His 2012 team finished 5th at the Junior Nationals in Ohio. In 2009, the team also earned a fifth place finish at the JNC's in Miami. Previously, he coached the 18 Blue team for two seasons. His 2007 team won a Bronze Medal in the 18 Club Division of the Junior Nationals. In 2005, Joe guided the Vision 17 Gold team to the silver medal in the 17 Open Division of the Junior Nationals.  Joe had two stints as head coach at Los Gatos High School and spent a total of 20-year coaching at LGHS.  His high school teams won four CCS championships, three Nor-Cal championships and one California State Championship.


Matt Hoffman (Assistant Coach)
Matt is currently in his 5th year as the Head Volleyball Coach at San Francisco State.  In 2018 at Vision he coached 17 Blue and assisted 15 Gold, having helped both teams qualify for Nationals.  Matt returned to Vision in 2017 to lead the 18 Gold team after spending three years as an Assistant at Wichita State where he helped the Shockers win two Missouri Valley Conference Championships and appeared in two NCAA tournaments. Prior to Wichita State, he served as the Volunteer Assistant Coach at Stanford from 2010-2012.  While at Stanford, he helped the Cardinal to three NCAA Tournaments and two Elite Eight appearances and two Pac-12 Conference championships. He also coached five All-Americans, a Pac-12 Conference Player of the Year, and 11 All Pac-12 honorees. In 2011 and 2012, he was the Head Coach of Vision's 13 Gold team, and an Assistant on Vision's 18 Gold team. He was on the 18's staff for their Bronze medal teams in both 2011 and 2012. He helped the 2012 team finish the season with only two losses the entire season.

Oscar Crespo (Assistant Coach)
Oscar has over 30 years of coaching experience at the club, high school and collegiate levels. Prior to joining Vision, Oscar was most recently the Head Coach of the Women Volleyball Team at San Jose State University where he spent seven seasons. Prior to accepting the Spartan position, Crespo spent seven years as a member of the University of Nevada volleyball coaching staff, as an Assistant Coach and Associate Head Coach. Crespo also has international experience, having coached the BIP/USA Selection team in 2001 in Seblini, Italy. He spent the spring of 2002 coaching a USA College All-Star team in France, Holland and Belgium, and in 2007 was on the USA/BIP staff coaching the USA selection which competed on a six city tour in Argentina vs the Argentinian National Team. Crespo's coaching experience also includes stints at the University of California, Berkeley (1995-98), Saint Mary's College (1993-94) and De Anza College. Crespo and his wife, Lisa Ice-Crespo, a three-time All-American at San José State, reside in Los Gatos with their three children: Ryan, Rachel and Karly.


15 Blue
Jeanine Haldi (Head Coach)
Jeanine enters her 8th season with Vision, where she has coached at the 16’s, 15’s, 12’s and now 13’s division.  She is currently the Head Coach at Soquel High School where her teams have won 2 league and 2 CCS Championships. Jeanine also sent eight seasons as an Assistant Coach with San Jose State. She is into her eleventh season coaching junior volleyball. As a junior player, she played her senior season for Vision's 18 Gold former Head Coach, Jason Mansfield and was an All-American at the Junior Nationals. She played for SJSU from 1999-2002, and finished her career ranking sixth all-time in digs. She was a three-time Scholar-Athlete, and graduated in 2003 with a degree in Kinesiology. She earned her Masters Degree in Sport Management from USF in 2006. For more information see Jeanine's SJSU bio.

Jacob Haldi (Assistant Coach)
Jacob is in his third year with Vision and came on board with 15 years of coaching experience. His coaching resume includes 10 years with Club Levile of Tracy, a club he Co-founded. He as also coached boys volleyball for Heritage High School, Main Beach Volleyball Club and currently with Soquel High School's Varsity where he is the Head Coach. At Soquel he also serves as the Girls JV Coach and as an Assistant to the Varsity team with its Head Coach, Jeanine Haldi (Vision's 12 Gold Head Coach). He has a Culinary Arts Degree from Corden Bleu in San Francisco.

14 Gold

Oscar Crespo (Head Coach)
Oscar has over 30 years of coaching experience at the club, high school and collegiate levels. Prior to joining Vision, Oscar was most recently the Head Coach of the Women Volleyball Team at San Jose State University where he spent seven seasons. Prior to accepting the Spartan position, Crespo spent seven years as a member of the University of Nevada volleyball coaching staff, as an Assistant Coach and Associate Head Coach. Crespo also has international experience, having coached the BIP/USA Selection team in 2001 in Seblini, Italy. He spent the spring of 2002 coaching a USA College All-Star team in France, Holland and Belgium, and in 2007 was on the USA/BIP staff coaching the USA selection which competed on a six city tour in Argentina vs the Argentinian National Team. Crespo's coaching experience also includes stints at the University of California, Berkeley (1995-98), Saint Mary's College (1993-94) and De Anza College. Crespo and his wife, Lisa Ice-Crespo, a three-time All-American at San José State, reside in Los Gatos with their three children: Ryan, Rachel and Karly.


TBA (Assistant Coach)

14 Blue
TBA (Head Coach)

TBA (Assistant Coach)

13 Gold
Kyra Pelayo (Co-Head Coach)
Kyra returns to Vision Volleyball Club for her 6th season after competing for Vision as a junior player. She also competed at Saint Francis High School before attending Hawaii Pacific University. She was an outstanding Libero, earning PacWest Conference Libero-of-the-Year honors, as well as All-PacWest First-Team honors. She started her coaching career in Hawaii with HI-Intensity Volleyball Club, and with Chaminade University, where she was a Volunteer Assistant.

Joe Ripp (Co-Head Coach)
​​Joe is both the founder (1997) and director of Vision Volleyball Club. During that 22 year span, the teams Joe has coached have qualified for the JNC’s every year and won multiple NCVA Regional Championships. He has coached at every age level, from 14's through 18's. In 2017 he coach 17 Gold, a team that won the region and finished 5th at Nationals. In 2016 his 15 Gold team went undefeated in the region and qualified for the Open division at Nationals. From 2016 – 2009 his teams all qualified for the Open division. His 2012 team finished 5th at the Junior Nationals in Ohio. In 2009, the team also earned a fifth place finish at the JNC's in Miami. Previously, he coached the 18 Blue team for two seasons. His 2007 team won a Bronze Medal in the 18 Club Division of the Junior Nationals. In 2005, Joe guided the Vision 17 Gold team to the silver medal in the 17 Open Division of the Junior Nationals.  Joe had two stints as head coach at Los Gatos High School and spent a total of 20-year coaching at LGHS.  His high school teams won four CCS championships, three Nor-Cal championships and one California State Championship.

13 Blue
TBA (Head Coach)

TBA (Assistant Coach)

12 Gold
Erin Reineking (Head Coach)
Erin is a Bay Area native having grown up in Salinas. She is a senior setter and defensive player on the Santa Clara University team, which she joined after spending a season at TCU. She had a stellar junior career in the Monterey Peninsula, having helped lead her Salinas High School team to a perfect 36-0 Tri-County League record during her three years on Varsity. She dished out over 1900 assists as a 3-year starter. In her senior season she was her team MVP and the Monterey County MVP. Erin had a successful club career playing for Main Beach in Santa Cruz. She is a Psychology major at Santa Clara, a member of the National honors Society and National Charity League.

TBA(Assistant Coach)

12 Blue
TBA - (Head Coach)

11 Gold

Christa Cook - (Head Coach)

Christa is a local product from Los Altos and played collegiality at San Jose State University. She earned a Conference MVP award, went to the Final Four, and the Spartans were ranked in the Top 10 in the country her sophomore, junior and senior years. After college, she continued her career playing professionally both indoor & beach. She represented USA Volleyball on the Olympic B team at the World University Games in Yugoslavia, and as part of the USA All-Star Team Tour of Egypt. Christa has over 25 years experience coaching at the club, high school, and college levels.


Katie M'Guinness (Assistant Coach)​
Katie is returning for her third season coaching at Vision. She is from San Jose and recently graduated with her Bachelors degree in Liberal Studies for Teacher Preparation from Notre Dame de Namur. She played seven years of club volleyball, finishing out her competitive play as a middle in high school. Katie coached the 12s/13s age groups at her alma mater for 5 years prior to coming to coach for Vision.

Additional Staff
Alex Anthony - (Assistant Coach)
Alex is a former longtime Vision player and a current player at Santa Clara University. Alex played locally at Los Gatos High School where is was a three-year starter for LGHS volleyball ... served as a team captain ... two-time Santa Clara Valley Athletic League First Team selection (2016-17) and 2015 Honorable Mention (De Anza Division) ... SCVAL junior of the year in both basketball (2017) and volleyball (2016).

Jon Wallace
Jon Wallace has over 30 years of coaching experience at the colligate level, including 20 years as the Head Coach at Santa Clara University, before retiring in 2018. Wallace solidified the Broncos as an annual top 25 program nationally and a regular participated in the NCAA Tournament. The program has reached 16 NCAA Tournaments (13 under Wallace), including a 2005 Final Four berth. Wallace has produced 10 All-Americans and 12 AVCA All-Region selections and 92 All-West Coast Conference honorees, including three WCC Players of the Year and five WCC Freshmen of the Year. He was a player himself at UCSB where his junior season included a run to the NCAA Championship. Jon currently resides in the Bay Area with his wife Nancy and three kids.

Shelby Edwards
Shelby returns to Vision, having coached multiple seasons, at every age level, from 11's through 18's.  She was an assistant coach with the 2012 18 Gold Team that won a JNC bronze medal and also the 2004 18 Gold Team that won a JNC silver medal.  She has also coached at the middle school, high school, and community college level.  Shelby played high school volleyball at Los Gatos High School where she was coached by Joe Ripp, winning a CCS, Northern California, and State Championship.  She also played club volleyball for Oscar Crespo.  She played collegiate volleyball at the University of Oregon.  She loves “the opportunity to coach young athletes, in a sport that has given so much to her and her family.”

Kevin Hwang
Kevin is returning for his third season as a Vision 18 Blue assistant. He was the founder and director of Endline Volleyball Club in Fremont from 2007-2018. His club was the first club to qualify teams to GJNC from that area. Also during that time, he was the boys co-head coach at Mission San Jose High School from 2003-2012, where he helped build the program and won consecutive league titles from 2009-2012. Kevin was a girls varsity assistant at Archbishop Mitty from 2003-2005, and the girls JV head coach from 2006 - 2009. After Mitty, he was the girls head coach at Gunn High School from 2009 - 2012 and advanced to the CS quarterfinals each year.

Brynja Thompson (Head Coach)
Brynja, originally from Iowa City, Iowa, joins Vision with over 15 years of coaching experience, including most recently in Kentucky for NKYVC. Prior to NKYVC Brynja spent five years in Minneapolis coaching for Northern Lights Volleyball; one season in her home town coaching for the Iowa Rockets; and three seasons coaching for Diamondback Volleyball Club in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Brynja was a four year varsity setter at Iowa City High School. During that time her teams finished 3rd in the State Championships (2004), State runner-up (2005) and in 2006 were the Iowa High School Girls State Champions! After high school Brynja went on to play collegiate volleyball for Mike Jordan at New Mexico State University and one season at the University of Florida for Mary Wise. Her freshman year Brynja earned All-WAC Freshman team honors in 2007. As a sophomore she helped the team to be named Co-WAC Champions in 2008 by beating #4 Hawaii. Brynja resides in San Jose with her husband, Shea Thompson, and 2 year-old son, Wylder.

​Michelle Gajdka (Assistant Coach)
Michelle is a Vision alum, and a very solid 6-rotation player. She competed at the 16’s-18’s level helping lead each of her teams to the Open Division at the JNC’s. Michelle is currently a senior on the Santa Clara University team, where she is one of their primary hitters, and a 6-rotation starter. She is a fierce competitor but understands the balance in enjoying the experience as well. She is currently in the College of Arts and Sciences, while working toward her goal of ‘being happy in whatever she is doing” – as she notes on her SCU bio.

Isabelle Issak (Assistant Coach)
​Izzy is a former longtime Vision player and is currenting playing both indoor and beach at Foothill College in Los Altos. Izzy played locally at Los Gatos High School where she was a three-year varsity starter. In 2016 Izzy helped lead her team to a CCS Championship.


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Oscar Crespo (College Recruiting Coordinator)
Oscar provides a wealth of knowledge in recruiting, with over 25 years of experience coaching at the collegiate level.  Prior to joining Vision, Oscar was most recently the Head Coach of the Women Volleyball Team at San Jose State University where he spent seven seasons. Prior to accepting the Spartan position, Crespo spent seven years as a member of the University of Nevada volleyball coaching staff, as an Assistant Coach and Associate Head Coach. He is a member of the American Volleyball Coaches Association, USA Volleyball, and the Northern California Volleyball Association. Crespo is an accomplished coach with international experience. He coached the BIP/USA Selection team in 2001 in Seblini, Italy. He spent the spring of 2002 coaching a USA College All-Star team in France, Holland and Belgium, and in 2007 was on the USA/BIP staff coaching the USA selection which competed on a six city tour in Argentina vs the Argentinian National Team. Crespo's coaching experience also includes stints at the University of California, Berkeley (1995-98), Saint Mary's College (1993-94) and De Anza College. Crespo and his wife, Lisa Ice-Crespo, a three-time All-American at San José State, reside in Los Gatos with their three children: Ryan, Rachel and Karly.


Cassidy Lichtman (Club Assistant)
Cass will be helping across all high school age Vision teams this season. She returned to Vision to assist with the 18 Gold team in 2017 and 17 Gold in 2018, after taking a break to compete with USA Volleyball. Her resume in volleyball is extraordinary. She is a current member of the Board of Directors for USA Volleyball and will be playing professionally this spring in the new American pro league, Athletes Unlimited. In 2016 she served as an Assistant Coach, helping Stanford University win the NCAA National Championship. This added to her collegiate resume, which as a player included earning First Team All-American honors in 2009 and 2010. Her start into collegiate coaching followed a successful stretch competing with the USA National Team. During that time she earned multiple medals in helping her teams in international competition, including five golds. Cass also had an outstanding junior career, recognized as one of the top players in the country. She graduated from Stanford in 2011 with a degree in Political Science and a master's in History. She currently runs P/ATH, a non-profit focused on using sports to teach the next generation new skills around empathy, equity and empowerment.