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.


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


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.


$20 per clinic per athlete....

The Register’s All-County girls volleyball team for 2018:


First Team

Natalie Berty, Mater Dei, Sr., OH

The Register’s Orange County player of the year. Berty signed with Stanford and was CIF-Southern Section Division 1 player of the year.

Grace Cannon, Foothill, Sr., MB

Cannon was Crestview League MVP and All-CIF Division 1 first team. She signed with Utah

Abby Dayton, San Juan Hills, Sr., OH

She had a team-high 324 kills for the South Coast League champions. She was an All-CIF Division 1 selection and signed with BYU.


All-County girls volleyball teams

Player of the Year: Mater Dei’s Natalie Berty

Abby Karich, Los Alamitos,...

July 1, 2019


(As selected by the Girls Volleyball Coaches' Selection Committee
Presented by the LA84 Foundation) Release date 11/26/2018


Player of the Year – Natalie Berty, Mater Dei (12) OH

Coach of the Year – Dan O’Dell, Mater Dei


Mia Tuaniga, Mater Dei S 11
Mandalay Renon, Mater Dei L 12
Grace Frohling, Marymount S 12
Devon Newberry, Marymount OH 12
May Pertofsky, Sierra Canyon OH 12
Kami Miner, Redondo Union S 10
Nalani Iosia, Redondo Union L 11
Jordyn Amoy, Temecula Valley S 12

Grace Cannon, Foothill MB 12
Abby Dayton, San Juan Hills OH 12
Julia Crawford, Lakewo...

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...

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.


Penn State University - starting setter from 2002-2006

  • All-American hi...

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