August 27, 2019

Nancy Brookhart-Cherin joins Momentous Volleyball Club for the 2019-2020 club season as the Head Coach for the girls  13-1’s team.  Nancy was second-team All-American three times at the University of Illinois from 1987-89, helping lead the Fighting Illini to back-to-back NCAA Final Four appearances in 1987 and 1988. Over the course of her college career, Nancy helped Illinois win Big Ten titles in 1986, 1987 and 1988 with a combined conference record of 53-1 over the three seasons. In 1987, Nancy was named Big Ten Co-Most Valuable Player and was named to the NCAA Mideast Regional All-Tournament Team in ’87 as well. Brookhart Cherin was named...

August 20, 2019

Nancy Brookhart-Cherin returns to Momentous Volleyball Club for the 2019-2020 club season as the Head Coach for the girls  12-1’s team, a position he has occupied for the last 4 years.  Coach Gaido has been coaching volleyball for 25 years and has been involved in all levels of the sport; club, high school and college.

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

UC Irvine Women’s Volleyball Assistant Coach (1994-1995)

CSU Fullerton Women’s Volleyball Graduate Assistant (1993)

UCI Recreation Department Volleyball Instructor (1995-2001)

Northwood HS (2000-2011, boys 2001-2005)

  • 2002 - CIF Coach of the Year

  • 2002 - OC All-Star Coach

  • 2002, 2003 – CIF SS Cham...

August 15, 2019

14 & UNDER PRE TRYOUT CLINICS
 

The Momentous Volleyball Club will be hosting Pre Tryout Clinics for any girls who want to train and hone their volleyball skills before Girls 14 & Under tryouts on October 5-6, 2019!!   

PROGRAM: The first hour of each clinic session will focus on individual drills and fundamentals such as passing, serving, digging, and hitting; the last 30 minutes of each session will consist of coach-controlled scrimmaging.
 

Our Pre Tryout Clinics will be hosted by current Momentous VBC 14 & Under Coaches, including Master Coaches Joel Blocksom, Nancy Cherin, John Gaido, and Alice Fry.

Cost:

$20 per clinic per athlete....

August 10, 2019

Joel Blocksom returns to Momentous Volleyball Club for the 2019-2020 club season as the Head Coach for the girls 14-1’s team.  Joel will also assist multiple Momentous club teams each week throughout the entire season as a club-wide floater coach!

Coach Blocksom began playing volleyball at age 12 with his father. He competed on the professional circuit in Japan from age 15-18 and then again 21-23.

PLAYING EXPERIENCE

Professional

  • 2014 - 2016 > Played professionally on the Japan League on the best team in Japan, the Panasonic Panters

  • 2014 - 2015> Named captain of the Japanese national team as Coach Blocksom lead his team in the Asia Games...

September 4, 2018

Isaac is originally from New York City. Isaac started playing volleyball back in junior high and continued to play in high school, college and adult leagues, collecting accolades along the way. Isaac spent his college years at Stony Brook University where he graduated with a BS in Information Systems. He is currently works as a software engineer and photographer. Recently Isaac has been working over at OC Heat as co-director of operations for many years. He has a heart for the kids to grow, learn, and have fun in the game of volleyball.

Playing Experience

  • 4 years Varsity at Brooklyn Technical High School

  • Voted Team MVP in 2000, invited...

August 31, 2018

Nancy Brookhart-Cherin joins Momentous Volleyball Club for the 2018/2019 club season as the Head Coach for the girls  13-1’s team.  Nancy was second-team All-American three times at the University of Illinois from 1987-89, helping lead the Fighting Illini to back-to-back NCAA Final Four appearances in 1987 and 1988. Over the course of her college career, Nancy helped Illinois win Big Ten titles in 1986, 1987 and 1988 with a combined conference record of 53-1 over the three seasons. In 1987, Nancy was named Big Ten Co-Most Valuable Player and was named to the NCAA Mideast Regional All-Tournament Team in ’87 as well. Brookhart Cherin was named...

July 31, 2018

Raul Papaleo joins Momentous Volleyball Club for the 2018/2019 club season as the Head Coach for the girls  15-1’s team and the girls 14-2's team.  Papaleo, a 2004 beach volleyball Olympian and standout indoor collegiate and professional beach volleyball player, began his coaching career in 1999-2001, where he served as the head men’s coach at American University in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. He piloted American University to a runner-up finish in the Puerto Rican National Championship match.

During Papaleo’s first year as an assistant at FSU he helped lead the Noles to a 29-9 record, a CCSA Championship and fourth place at the 2017...

July 17, 2018

Dan O'Dell returns to Momentous Volleyball Club for the 2018/2019 club season as the Head Coach for the girls 18-1’s team.   Last year, Dan's 17-1's team took 5th place in entire country in the 17U Open Division at Junior Nationals in Detroit, MI. This is the highest finish in our volleyball club's history! 17-Dan was a virtual coin flip away from earning a medal and possibly even winning the entire tournament. 17-Dan actually beat Mizuno Northern Lights 17-1, the eventual 1st place finishers, in pool play earlier in the tournament.

PLAYING EXPERIENCE:

Penn State University - starting setter from 2002-2006

  • All-American hi...

July 13, 2018

Randy Post returns to Momentous Volleyball Club for the 2018/2019 club season as the Head Coach for the girls 17-1’s team.   Randy will also serve as an Assistant Coach to Dan O'Dell's 18-1's team.

Randy has been coaching club volleyball for 8 years, was recently named the Girls Head Coach at Foothill High School, and will now serve as a Club Director for Momentous VBC high school girls (Ages 15-18) alongside current Momentous Coach and Mater Dei Girls Head Coach Dan O’Dell.  In addition, Randy will serve as Momentous VBC’s 18-1’s Head Coach as well as a College Recruitment Coordinator for all Momentous high school age girls.   Aside from...

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