Seasonal Skillz League + Competitive Club Coach
Coach Alex began her volleyball career at Niagara Frontier Volleyball Club out of Western New York at thirteen years old. For her rookie season she was placed on the highest local team, and during the next season she was selected to the 18-1s team at just fourteen years old!
For the next three years until her graduation from high school, she trained as a middle blocker under Coach Robert Pierce, a former All-American from Penn State men’s volleyball. In her last year of club, she received the “Smoking Gun” (kills) award. She also still owns her high school’s all-time kills record.
Alex was recruited by several prominent Division I schools including Nebraska, Colgate, Marshall, and Northwestern. She verbally committed to the University of Maryland Terrapins at the end of her sophomore year of high school. She played there as an outside hitter under Coach Tim Horsmon in 2013, and then under Coach Steve Aird (Coach Horsmon’s replacement from Penn State women’s volleyball) in 2014.
Due to a shoulder injury and subsequent surgery, Alex decided to transfer back near her hometown for the remainder of her collegiate career. Again, she had several Division I schools vying for her, including Niagara University, University at Buffalo, and Canisius College. She signed to Canisius College, where she played one season as a libero (before clearance from injury) and finished where she started… as a middle blocker.