Nancy Cherin

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 First-Team All-Big Ten three times from 1987-89. The Illini advanced to the NCAA Regional Final in 1989. During Nancy's four seasons, Illinois combined for an overall record of 124-22, with two Big Ten titles, two Final Four appearances and two other NCAA Regional Final appearances. Brookhart Cherin currently resides in Long Beach, California.





  • Coached 6 seasons with Seal Beach VBC.

  • Served as Assistant Coach for 2013 Seal Beach U-13 Gold Medal team.

  • Coach of 5-time League Championship Middle school team.

  • Coach of 4-time League Championship Lower school team.

  • Played professionally in Europe and on the WPVA Pro Beach Tour, won Gold Medal at USAV National Championship at the Open Division and was named tournament MVP.

  • 3-time All-American at University of Illinois,  was Big 10 MVP, selected All Big Ten Team four years, participated in the Final Four two years.

  • Played for Sports Performance Volleyball Club out of Illinois - took 2nd at Nationals, named High School All-American.

  • Starter for High School State Championship team (Illinois), named to All-State Team.

  • High School All-American

  • #1-ranked college recruit coming out of High School.

  • Inducted into the University of Illinois Athletic Class of 2018 Hall of Fame.

  • Coached 16-1's at Momentous VBC last year.


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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