Erika played Towson University from 2004-2007; she was team captain for both the 2006 and 2007 seasons. She helped the team make 3 conference tournament appearances (1 conference championship) and awarded the Tiger Leadership & MVP award her senior year. She served as Mike Bossom’s graduate assistant for the women’s volleyball team at Goucher College from 2008-2010, Greg Giovanazzi’s co-coach for CVC from 2008-2010 & is presently the JV coach at Centennial High School. Erika is a USAV & AVCA member. IMPACT, First Aid and CPR/AED certified; and an elementary physical education teacher in Howard County.
Kristina played for Centennial High School and was a member of the varsity team from 2003-2006. While at Centennial, she helped her team earn one County Championship title, four Regional Championship titles, and three Class 3A State Championship titles. Kristina served as a captain during her senior year. In addition to her high school career, she was also a member of Columbia Volleyball Club for seven years; each season earning a spot on one of the club’s travel teams. After high school, she earned a full athletic scholarship to Towson University. Kristina helped her team to make one conference tournament appearance. While she played at Towson, she was awarded the Tiger Leadership and the Louis J. Riley Character award two times each. She made the Dean’s list multiple semesters and served as captain her senior year.
Laura has been involved with volleyball either coaching or playing since she was a young teenager. She is both IMPACT and CAP I Certified, plus a current member of USAV, AVCA and NSCA. She played for Metro Volleyball Club and for Atholton High School. Coach Kuckuda has coached at all age levels ranging from the 12’s up to the 18’s level. Currently, she is coaching the 17’s team for the second year in a row. Coach Kuckuda has also been involved in building the “Advanced Volleyball Clinic’s” in the fall that is supported by Howard County Parks & Recreation. In addition to coaching for Columbia Volleyball Club, she is currently assisting Michael Bossom at Goucher College for the women’s volleyball team. In addition to coaching, she holds a full time job currently working for Legal & General America, Inc. in Urbana, MD. Laura has been with CVC since 2001.
Coach Mills is a UMBC Men’s Volleyball Club team alumni where he was a defensive specialist for the Retrievers and is now coaching for Columbia Volleyball Club for his sixth season. He has been the Head Coach for the Lightning 16’s in 2003-04, Storm 15’s in 2005-06 Assistant Coach to Greg Giovanazzi with the Condors 14’s National team in 2006-07 and Head Coach for the Storm 15’s National team in 2007-2008. He is the former Head Varsity Coach at Mount de Sales Academy in Catonsville, where he started coaching in 2000. He was Assistant Coach to the 2001 IAAM B Conference Championship team and took over as Head Coach in 2003. His 2004 and 2005 Varsity teams placed 2nd in the IAAM A Conference finals and won the title of A Conference Champions in 2008. He was also named All Metro Coach of the Year by the Baltimore Sun in 2008. He also led his 2005 team to a runner up finish in the MD/DC State Private School Championships. His teams have reached the semi-finals in 2003, 2006, 2007 and 2008. His 2007 and 2008 teams earned top ten rankings by The Baltimore Sun paper’s polls. Coach Mills is IMPACT certified by the USAV and is a Teacher/Education Coordinator in Anne Arundel County.
Head Coach – Monica Owensby
Coach Monica has been coaching volleyball for over 13 years. She is originally from Arizona where she played for the University of Arizona “A” club team and graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Physical Education. Upon arriving in Maryland in 2004, Coach Monica began coaching at Mount de Sales Academy. She coached the JV squad from 2005-2008, assisting then Varsity Coach Kenny Mills to the 2008 IAAM “A” Conference Championship Title. In 2009, she became the Varsity Head Coach and coached the Sailor team to IAAM “A” Conference Championship Titles in 2009 & 2010 and as a finalist in 2011. Coach Monica is IMPACT/CAP I certified, AVCA/USAV member, and CPR/AED certified and is currently teaching middle school Physical Education for Lindale Middle School in Anne Arundel County.
Michael hails from Wilmington, Delaware and was a High School & Collegiate Volleyball player. He began coaching in 2004 at the club level, and continued on to coach at the high school and collegiate levels. Michael has coached players to All-American accolades at the college level, and has had his players recruited to colleges such as Clarion University, Delaware State, Widener, Wilmington University, Holy Family, and Central Connecticut State University. Currently he serves as the Assistant Varsity & JV Coach at Mount de Sales Academy. Michael is an AVCA member, IMPACT, and First Aid & CPR/AED certified. He is currently teaching at OLPH & St. Augustine’s Catholic Schools, and lives with his wife and new son in Baltimore County. Michael is excited to begin his first season at CVC!
Janna is in her seventh season of coaching volleyball. She formerly coached for Team Z and Cincy Classics in Ohio and also coached for Lakota East High School. Janna was the assistant coach at Johns Hopkins University in 2010. She is currently pursuing her PhD in nursing at the Johns Hopkins University
Pat began his career with Xavier University as a Student Assistant Coach, helping capture their first Atlantic 10 championship in school history. After graduation Pat continued into the highly competitive Cincinnati area high school leagues, coaching at McAuley High School for 5 years. While based in the Southwestern Ohio area, Pat coached, and was Assistant Club Director, for Team Z, a very successful club. While at Team Z Pat led three of his teams to National USAV Qualifier Championships: 17s 2005 Northeast Qualifier, 16s 2006 Mid-East Qualifier, 16s 2007 Mid-East Qualifier. During Pat’s club and high school coaching years, he coached and helped develop more than 20 future collegiate players. Pat joined CVC in 2010 and is the current assistant coach at Loyola College in Baltimore. Pat has also served as the Technical Director for CVC.
Kristina is from Catonsville, MD where she attended and played volleyball at Mount de Sales Academy. She was a four year starter at Gettysburg College as an Outside Hitter. Kristina just finished her third and final season as the assistant coach at The University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA.
Kevin is a former collegiate baseball coach, two-time all-American pitcher , and spent 5 years playing professional baseball. As a personal trainer and sport specific strength and conditioning coach for the past 5 years, he has worked with all types of athletes and collegiate sports teams including baseball, volleyball, tennis, football, lacrosse and basketball. He assisted the Women’s Volleyball team in 2012 at the University of Mary Washington. He is an avid beach and indoor player, competing at the AAA/Open Level.
After serving as an assistant on nine Centennial state champion volleyball teams, Schofield claimed his own state title in his second year as a head coach and did it in style. Schofield led the top ranked Eagles to a 20-0 record and the Class 3A State title, a Maryland record 14th for the school, losing just two games overall after going 11-5 his first year.Schofield was the right hand man to Mike Bossom, who is now coaching Goucher after winning a Maryland record eight state titles, the last in 2005 and assisted Jerry Hulla on the Eagles’ 2006 state champions. Hulla opened the door for Schofield to take over by taking an assistant position at Towson University. Schofield is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and currently teaches Math at Centennial High School. “Schoach” has been a part of the Columbia Volleyball Club for over 17 years.
Shannon played 4 years at Hammond High School from 1999-2002 and for Columbia Volleyball Club 2001-2002. She first started coaching for CVC 13’s back in 2006-2007 alongside Larry Schofield. She took a break from club volleyball to coach high school. Shannon played volleyball at Lynchburg College and returned to Howard County Public School System to teach Special Education and coach JV Volleyball. Shannon has coached at Hammond High School and Glenelg High School from 2006-2011. Shannon continues to play volleyball in A-AA woman’s and co-ed team/tournaments.
Anna is a first year coach at CVC. She played CVC volleyball from age 10 to 18, earning a spot on their travel teams each year. Anna was also a four year varsity player at Mt. Hebron High School from 2003 to 2006. She was a two year captain at Mt. Hebron her junior and senior year. Anna works as a financial analyst for Lockheed Martin Corp.
Susan has coached the JV volleyball team at Mount Hebron High School for 3 years. She also coached HCYP volleyball for several years and ran a beginning clinic for Howard County Recreation and Parks for 2 years. Susan started playing volleyball in college and enjoys sharing her love of the game. Susan is a member of USAV, and Impact, First Aid and CPR certified.
Todd brings extensive coaching & playing experience to his first season with CVC. Locally, Todd has coaching experience with both Atholton and Centennial High School’s varsity teams as an assistant coach and has been a successful club coach in both Arizona & California. Todd has played volleyball for 30 years, mostly in California and Arizona at the AA/Open level for USVBA clubs as well as collegiate club teams at Montana State, Arizona State, and Stanford. He also played AA/Open beach volleyball as well. Todd is USAV CAP I and Impact Certified.
Lauren was a four year Varsity volleyball player between Pomperaug High School in Connecticut & Delaware. Lauren played four years as a setter for Messiah College, starting three of her four years. Additionally, she was a captain her senior year. She was awarded FCA’s Central PA Athlete of the year, honoring her for athletic, leadership, and academic accomplishments during her college career. Currently, Lauren is a third year law student at the University of Baltimore School of Law. Lauren is looking forward to being a part of CVC this year
Rob began coaching several years ago with Wilde Lake High School at the Junior Varsity and Varsity levels. He then took a brief three-year hiatus from coaching before he applied for the Freshmen Volleyball Coach vacancy at Centennial High School. He served as CHS Freshmen coach for nine years before taking the plunge to coach JV. This is his second season at the JV helm. Coach Moy has played USAV volleyball at the B and BB levels (when it was “USVBA”) and has been CAP I and Impact certified by the USAV. Rob has been with CVC since 2001.
Melody played varsity volleyball for River Hill in her last 2 years high school, finishing as the state finalist that first year. Melody also played four years of club volleyball. After graduating from River Hill High School, Melody played for UMBC her freshman year. Simultaneously beginning her coaching career. Melody is still playing volleyball in USAV.
Laura was a 4 year Varsity Volleyball and Softball player for Patuxent High School and played 6 years of Volleyball with the SMJ Club in Southern Maryland. She also played 4 years of Volleyball and Softball at York College of Pennsylvania where she received her MBA. Laura is currently a Systems Analyst at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield and is also CAP 1 Certified. Laura has been with CVC since 2007.
Carrie played 4 years of Volleyball with the SMJ Club in Southern Maryland, along with 3 years of Volleyball and 1 year of Cross Country at Patuxent High School. She is now a Science Teacher at the Jemicy Upper School in Owings Mills, where she also coaches Volleyball in the Fall. Carrie has been with CVC since 2012.
Monet played 3 years of high school volleyball and was named to the All-City team in 2000. She also played 2 years with the Baltimore Starlings Volleyball Club. She began coaching in 2006 for Kent County Parks & Recreation in Delaware and moved on to coach for Howard County Youth Program (HCYP). She has also lead volleyball clinics with the YMCA. She continues to play Women’s A for indoor and beach volleyball teams.
Willie played competitively in both high school and college. He was a three year Varsity player and two year captain in high school in Staten Island, NY. He was a Staten Island, All-City award winner both his Junior and Senior years. In his Junior year, he was invited to play for the NY State, Empire State Games; in which his team placed third. His collegiate experience was playing Club Volleyball for the University of Michigan. He also has coaching experience at the high school and middle school levels in Montgomery County.