Believes that club sports should be both competitive and affordable for the average family and has put great efforts into making this a reality for Empower Volleyball.
Father of 6 amazing children. 3 of which play for Empower.
College baseball player. Bachelors from BYU. Masters in Ed Leadership from CSUF.
8 years HS coaching experience, football and baseball.
Spanish teacher at Esperanza HS in Anaheim. 19 years.
Owner/broker of Goettsche Real Estate. 19 yrs sales experience.
An avid athlete, Tonya has been involved in competitive sports since early childhood. She lettered in several varsity sports in high school and played collegiate volleyball at Hancock College.
She believes that athletic ventures helps girls grow physically, but more importantly mentally and spiritually. She recently completed an Ironman triathlon and strives to always inspire young girls to dream BIG.
She loves volleyball and knows her athletes can gain great confidence, work ethic, and learn many important life lessons as they grow and learn on her team.
Coach Kilee has many years of volleyball experience. She played club 7 years where she competed at the Junior Olympics. She was a 4 year varsity letter athlete at Norco high school, and played at Santiago Canyon College. She is currently coaching at Norco High School Volleyball and we are thrilled to have her coach and inspire our athletes.
Angie developed the biggest love for the game of volleyball and this passion has led her to study the game inside and out. She played volleyball for 4 years in high school and 3 years in club; starting at IEVC and the moving onto Forza1. Becoming a coach has been the best thing to ever happen to me, I’ve had such good luck with meeting the sweetest girls and had such great success with my teams. One of the best feelings as a coach is truly seeing them progress as individuals and as a whole, and seeing them achieve all of their goals.
Coach Noelle has 8 years of playing experience...and is currently playing at La Sierra University in Riverside, California (all four years). She is a very versatile player...with experience playing outside hitter, right side, and currently plays middle blocker and loves it. We are excited for her to join our coaching staff and share her experience and technical abilities with our players.
Paul Schroeder is the new Varsity Head Coach at Corona High School. He taught at Esperanza High School in Yorba Linda for 5 years, where he and Jason became friends. Both were just starting their careers and coaching their respective sports. After moving to Corona with his wife and new family, he was asked by the CHS Athletic Director (whose son went to Esperanza) to transfer, teach and coach at Corona High. This will be his 21st year teaching, with most of those years coaching both high school and youth basketball as well as managing 5 to 6 AP classes. Throughout high school and college, Coach Schroeder competed in outdoor 2-man tournaments on beach and grass. The art of teaching and coaching has been an integral part of his life for past 21 years.
Tricia has many years of volleyball experience, including playing at a Division 1 collegiate level. High school : played all four years at Irvine high school 1st year JV.. 3 years after Varsity. Club:freshman year: mission valley volleyball club.Sophmore year Orange county-volleyball club. Junior and senior year Laguna beach volleyball club 18-1 winning the Vegas tournament that year. Got a scholarship to SFASU and played middle for them. We look forward to her working with our athletes!
oach Angala has competed in volleyball throughout high school and college! She is currently a junior in college and volleyball player at La Sierra University! She has an extensive coaching/playing experience coaching baseball, basketball, volleyball and track! She led her high school volleyball team to state all four years. She has been a setter since she started playing Volleyball at the age of 7. We are thrilled to have her join Empower!
Saylor has played volleyball for 9 years. She played Varsity 4 years at Norco high school and continued her volleyball career at the collegiate level playing for Northern Arizona University. She played Outside Hitter/Defense Specialist and has an in depth understanding of the game. We are so grateful for her high energy and technical instruction she is able to share with our athletes.
Cesar brings years of playing and coaching experience to his team here at Empower. He has played setter, outside hitter, and defensive specialist in his playing career at Norco High School,club team, and Fullerton College. He is the Varsity head coach at Pomona Catholic High School. He says his goal as a coach is to teach players how to play and have fun in volleyball while building a sisterhood.
Coach Kyrsti started playing volleyball since the 6th grad. She has played all levels from competitive club volleyball to all 4 years of high school at the varsity level and now her 4th and final year of collegiate volleyball at La Sierra University. The game has been a huge part of her life. She specializes in defense and setting, but has tried virtually every position. She is also a huge beach volleyball enthusiast because she believes the sand training elevates your indoor game! She has coached clinics and academy’s for years now, but is very grateful for the chance to coach her own group of kids. She wants to give younger athletes the same opportunity she had growing up, and help them develop their passion and love for the game.
Sara has competed in volleyball as well as basketball, track, and softball since she was a freshman in high school on varsity. She played soccer from ages 3-16. All through high school and college she has been a defensive specialist/Libero. She currently plays defensive specialist at La Sierra University. She was a captain senior year of high school’s volleyball team and led them to an undefeated state championship.She have coached soccer, basketball, and volleyball! She loves helping younger athletes develop their skills in the sport and as overall people.
Coach Maddie has been playing volleyball for the past 12 years. She played four years as the starting varsity setter at La Sierra High School and is starting her 4th season with UCR women’s club volleyball. She is the JV coach at La Sierra where she has coached the past 3 seasons. She coached for one club season and has 4 years of coaching clinics and running privates. She loves being able to share her passion for the sport and all the lessons it has taught her over the years. She hopes to instill that same passion, confidence, leadership, motivation, and more in others.
Playing experience: 11 years, 7 years of club volleyball and 4 years of college.
Coaching experience: This is my first year coaching!
What I enjoy most: Seeing the girls implement what Maddie and I have been teaching them, as well as seeing them come together as a team.
Most memorable moment coaching: The super long rally and remarkable match against Ocean’s Elite our girls played earlier this month.
Most memorable moment as a player: Beating Embry Riddle in the championship round of the CALPAC playoffs my freshman year at La Sierra University.
Learn/remember: I hope that you have learned that volleyball is a team sport and you should always be playing for the girl next to you. Being compassionate and always giving your 100% will grow the leader inside of you. Every role played on the team is crucial and should be taken seriously and appreciated.
Hannah has been coaching since 2015. Before coaching Hannah played 9 amazing years of volleyball starting at the age of 12 at Viper Volleyball Club. Hannah continued 4 club seasons on the top teams, transitioning into high school, then playing 4 years of Varsity Volleyball at Paloma Valley High School as a right side hitter/setter. Her freshman year being awarded Most Improved, while both junior and her senior year taking First Team All League. After severe injury Hannah then played two years at Mt. San Jacinto Community College taking the team to the first regional playoffs both years. Hannah then earned a full ride scholarship to La Sierra University and played two amazing years finishing her education in English with a minor in Child Development.
Hannah has great strengths with coaching all level players. She believes building good habits and proper technique from the beginning is best. Being able to grow skills upon a solid base is easier then going backwards to fix a skill. She has the patience and positive coaching style to help the players through those developmental seasons of playing a new sport. She enjoys encouraging her players to find the passion and fun in playing competitive volleyball. Hannah also focuses on preparing the girls for their future in and outside of volleyball. She has realistic, but high, expectations and requirements for her teams and individual players behavior and attitude, regardless of level of skill. Playing sports is usually such a small period in an athletes’ life but teaches important skills for the rest of it. Accountability, discipline, perseverance, leadership, ability to follow direction, and work as a team.