Emily Harper

First year with Momentous Volleyball Club, coached multiple years for Orange County Volleyball Club in the 14 age division. Coached all the way up to 18’s age division years ago after college in Arizona for Club Cactus. Currently works as a Regional Executive Recruiter for Brown & Brown Insurance. Coaches to give back to the community and sport that has provided lots of opportunity and developed important skills sets/relationships for women that have been transferable to the business world. Believe that it is always important to give back to the next generation and help develop important skill sets that not only help them in sports but in LIFE.

Playing Experience:

College: Played Division 1 Volleyball for University of Arizona for 4 years as a DS/ libero. Team competed at the highest level and made it to the Elite 8.

Club: played club for Ozhan Bahrambeygui (now owner of COAST Volleyball) on the 1st ever EPIC 18-1’s team that finished 3rd at Junior Olympics.

High School: Varsity Co-Captain, named Most Valuable Defensive Player, Names top 25 players in North County, CIF second Team senior and Junior year. Lettered in 3 other sports including: Track, Soccer, & Diving. Named to All-Academic Team all 4 Years.

Coaching Experience:

  • 2019 – Momentous 15/16 Irvine, CA

  • 2017 - 18 – Orange County Volleyball Club OC, CA

  • 2016 – Genuine Volleyball Club San Diego, CA

  • 2006 - 10 – Club Cactus Volleyball Club Tucson, AZ


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 Volleyb...

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-con...

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...

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 1...

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 o...

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 Univ...

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 act...

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