Beach Wave Coaching Staff

LYNNETTE SHANNONHOUSE

This is Coach Lynnette's second year with Beach Wave Volleyball Club. She coached the 15s team and 12 Nationals, 14-2 and 13-2 club teams. Coach Lynnette started playing volleyball in 2004 with Cape Coast Volleyball Club. She played with Cape Cost from 8th grade through her senior year of high school. During the high school season she was the setter for Eau Gallie High School. After graduating high school in 2010 she went on to play for Pasco-Hernando Community college for 2010-2012. While at Pasco-Hernando Lynnette and her team won the District P Championship as well as the 2010 NJCAA Division 2 National Championship. After her time at Pasco-Hernando, Lynnette went to UCF and graduated with a B.S. in Elementary Education in 2013. Coach Lynnette has been coaching the Freshmen volleyball team at Eau Gallie High School for the past 6 years as well as running various volleyball camps and clinics for Eau Gallie. In addition to coaching, Lynnette has been playing with an Unified Special Olympic team for the past four years. In 2015 her Unified Special Olympic team qualified for Nationals and placed 4th. 

COLLEEN RALEIGH

Colleen and Coach Michelle met in 2010 at CCVC. Later, Colleen helped assist Coach Michelle with her 13s, 15s, and 17s teams. Colleen was Michelle's right-hand-woman for the first 2 years at Beach Wave Volleyball Club. She moved back to Orlando to finish her Bachelor's Degree and has returned back to Beach Wave for our 2019 Mini Club season.  Colleen coached our 13-1 and will assist with the 15-1 team for the 2020 Club Season. While at UCF she coached the men's club volleyball team, with success. Colleen is returning to BWVC with the most knowledge and skill that Beach Wave coaches require. Collen has returned again to Beach Wave for the 2021 season as the tournament assistant for the 13 Elite and 15 Elite teams. 

AUDREY NELSON

This is Coach Audrey’s third season with Beach Wave she has coached the 11s team, 14 Nationals, 13-1, and 15-2 club team, and coaches our beach program. Coach Audrey started playing volleyball, basketball & softball at Johnson Jr High School in 1992. She moved and played volleyball for Rampart High School in Colorado Springs in 1994.  She lettered in both volleyball and basketball for Rampart and played club softball in Denver.  She was a volleyball All-State selection during her tenure at Rampart High.  In 1997-1998, she played club volleyball for Colorado Springs 17 & 18 Gold and went on to win several USAV Qualifiers. Her team placed 3rd at the USAV National Championship.  In 1998, Audrey played at Murray State University in Kentucky - Division I.  As a freshman, she led her team in kills and was second in hitting percentage.  She was named to the Ohio Valley Conference Newcomer Team and was nominated as freshman of the week multiple times.  In 1999, she was second in kills and digs and first in-service aces for Murray State.  After two statistically successful seasons at Murray State, she returned home to Colorado Springs to play for the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs.  She holds the school records for kills per set and kills in a single season.  She earned Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Honors for academics and was placed on the Second Team All-RMAC her first season there.  Her second season, she earned First Team All-RMAC.  She was voted MVP both seasons.  In 2013, she was inducted to the Hall of Fame at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, where she is the sole volleyball player thus far!  After college, she took some time away from volleyball to continue her education.  She earned a B.A. in Communications with a minor in Marketing. And a B.A. and M.A. in Communication Disorders and Sciences. She works as a Speech-Language Pathologist and loves her job and the population she serves.  During her schooling, she coached for Melbourne Central Catholic High School and Holy Name of Jesus Catholic School.  She also coached club for Cape Coast Volleyball Club (CCVC).  Audrey still LOVES to play!  You can find her playing beach on the weekends, where she enjoys a solid AA division reputation and winnings.  She also plays co-ed on an indoor league where; her team has won the league several times.

SOFIA PETERSON

Sofia is a Melbourne native and started her volleyball career at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy when she entered the 7th grade. She played at Cape Coast Volleyball club for two years and then switched to Orlando Volleyball Academy her 15’s year. As a Junior in high school, Sofia committed to Xavier University on a full scholarship. On the first day of preseason at XU Sofia fractured her back, thus resulting in her having to medically “red shirt” her freshman year. After 9 months of treatment and recovery, Sofia came into her Sophomore year with high hopes, yet suffered another back fracture and spent another 6 months in and out of doctors offices. Even having missed two seasons of her college career she refused to give up and made a full recovery. Nominated as team captain by her teammates for her remaining college years, Sofia earned All Big East First Team honors as well as AVCA All East Region honors, and was nominated for All American honors. She was named MVP of her team her senior year. After her collegiate career, Sofia toured with an American team and had the opportunity to play volleyball in Italy, Austria, and France, yet decided not to sign an official contract to join a team overseas and decided to move back close to her family in Melbourne. It is here that she has decided to continue contributing towards her passion for volleyball by coaching.

JULIE DAVILA

This is Julie's first year coaching with Beach Wave.  She has been playing and coaching all of her life as the sport is in her DNA.  She played 8 years of club volleyball for Spirit Volleyball Club, the club that her family owned.  She was the Varsity Captain for 2 years at West Shore Jr./Sr. High School while in middle school and the Varsity Captain for all 4 years of high school at MCC.  She earned a college scholarship to Barry University where she contributed as a Setter and Defensive Specialist.  Simultaneously she earned a Masters Degree in Sport Management where she wrote her dissertation on the triangular relationship between player, parent, and coach as it pertains to club volleyball.  After college she began working in administration and coaching with Spirit Volleyball - this continued for 8 years until March of 2020 when Covid forced the club to stop operation.  After the break in action, Julie decided to take a step back and focus solely on coaching again.  She is very excited to contribute her knowledge with the girls on the 16 Elite Team!  

LAUREN PETRIE

This is Lauren’s first year coaching with Beach Wave. She was born and raised in Houston, went to college in upstate New York and moved to Melbourne in 2016. She played club all throughout high school in Houston. When looking at colleges she realized she wasn’t ready to stop playing the sport she loved, so she found a school where she could continue playing and get the education she wanted. During her college volleyball career, she was chosen to Liberty League Championship All-Tournament team and NY NCAA Regional All-Tournament team. Her team made it to the D3 NCAA Elite 8 all her 4 years. She studied Mechanical Engineering in school and works at L3Harris.  For the last 4 years she has been coaching at Spirit Volleyball. She is excited to begin her career with Beach Wave and share her knowledge of the game with the 17 Premier team!

JOYCE WILKINS

This is Coach Wilkins' second season with Beach Wave Volleyball Club. She coached out 14-3 s team and currently co-coaches our 11/12s mini club team. Joyce Wilkins has been an educator and a coach in Brevard County for the past 15 years.  Her experience ranges from girls and boys middle school volleyball to girls high school varsity volleyball. As a former collegiate player and a mother of a former club player, she is looking forward to her initial involvement with club coaching.  “ I am excited to be a part of the Beach Wave community which promotes competition, collaboration and a positive sense of self in a nurturing environment.” 

ALLY SOLDATI

This is Coach Ally's first year with Beach Wave Volleyball Club. 

ALYSSA RUSSELL

Alyssa is currently in her freshman year of premed at University of South Florida. You will see Alyssa bounce in and out of the gym throughout the year. Alyssa assisted Coach Michelle with the 13s & 14s teams. She has been apart of the Beach Wave family for many years. She graduated Satellite High with a 4.47 weighted cumulative GPA. She will be majoring in neurosciences, and plan on continuing the research she has been conducting on Alzheimer’s disease. She played volleyball for Michelle from the age of 11-16 and was on Satellite High School’s varsity volleyball team for four years. Alyssa played middle and lead the varsity team in blocks, aces, and hitting percentage for 4 years.

ELIZABETH TWEEL

This is Coach Elizabeth’s first year with Beach Wave Volleyball.  She is originally from Charleston, West Virginia.  She grew up very athletic, started cheerleading when she was five, took gymnastics, dance, ran track and played softball.  She went to West Virginia University and earned her bachelors in Liberal Arts and Communications. She then went into medical sales for 10 years until she finally decided to follow her passion.  That is when she went back to college in 2006 and attended Keiser University, where she received her Associates Degree in Sports Medicine.
She is an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer, an ISSA Certified Exercise Therapist and CPR certified.  She has been weight training for over 20+ years.  She is very aware of the anatomy and physiology of the body and what goes into working the proper muscle groups to achieve maximum results.  She has been personal training for over 8 years for people from 8-85 years old. She is so excited to teach these girls the importance of weight training and how it can improve their game even more.  She is very cautious, form and function always come first.  She will be watching and training the girls, her knowledge to teach proper form to avoid any injuries. She has trained athletes, post physical therapy patients, stroke patients, rehabilitated people after they have had muscle atrophy from car accidents and many more.  She is looking forward to helping the Beach Wave Volleyball girls become even fitter to reach their full potential.

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