Meet our WV and MD coaching and club staff for the 2022-2023 Season! 
All coaches will be Impact and Safesport certified as well as receive a complete background check every season.

Coaching assignments are in the works and subject to change based on the teams formed. 

West Virginia

12U

Maryland

12U

16U

14U & 16/17/18U MD or WV

This will be Coach Heather's 7th year coaching for the Shenandoah Surge and 3rd year as Club Director

 

Heather Niedermeier of Chesapeake, VA is a former Jr. National Team Player in Chesapeake, VA and Shepherd University Player on Full Scholarship ('98-'01). Heather was ranked in the TOP 25 D2 players in the country while at Shepherd.

 

After Shepherd, Heather coached successful middle school teams in her hometown of Chesapeake, VA. She is currently in her 2nd year at St. Maria Goretti High School as the varsity head coach. Heather coached her Surge 15u team to Nationals in Orlando, FL in 2021. She continues to offer private lessons to young volleyball enthusiasts like herself!

15U

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Coach Cindel comes from an extensive volleyball background both as player and coach.  She started coaching high school and club volleyball over 10 years ago with WACO and Mercersburg Academy.  While at Mercersburg Academy she led the team to participate in their first state tournament and last year assisted the WACO 14U Thunder in their bid to AAU Nationals. 

 

As a player she participated in high school volleyball at Broadfording Christian Academy, club volleyball with WACO, and college volleyball at Shippensburg University earning PSAC East Rookie of the year as a Freshman. 

 

She is excited to begin a new endeavor with Surge volleyball and hopeful to make another Nationals appearance this year!

Cindel Hollenshead,
Head Coach
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Hillary Lear,
Assistant Coach

Coach Hilary started coaching at the middle school level at Grace Academy, where her team was able to go undefeated and won our conference championship.  She then went on to coach Grace’s high school team. The team went on to win a National Championship in Dayton Tennessee. She is currently on the Varsity coaching staff. It is her sixth year and second year coaching at the club level, winning a bid to AAU Nationals with her 14U team last season.  She played at the high school level, played at Lancaster Bible College as a setter, and also play in a competitive adult women’s league. She is looking forward to another great year of club ball, building a lifetime love for the game!

Heather Niedermeier, Head Coach/Club Director
TBD,
Assistant Coach

16U &/or MD or WV 

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Nicole Murray,
Head Coach

This will be Coach Nicole's 3rd year coaching for Shenandoah Surge and has 6 years overall travel coaching experience. 

 

Nicole has played volleyball for 16 years where she played on the north Hagerstown high school varsity team for 3 years.

Nicole made first team all county her junior and senior year and was named player of the year her senior year in 2016. She played club volleyball for 5 years at WACO volleyball club. Nicole played volleyball at Shepherd University where she contributed to the 2017-2019, record of 75-25 for Shepherd.

 

Nicole was awarded freshman all- conference and honorable mention her sophomore year. 

 

TBD,
Assistant Coach
Stacie Miller,
Head Coach
 
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Andrea Stewart,
Head Coach

Coach Andrea started her volleyball journey in Virginia. She was a starter on the 1994 Virginia State Championship team and the 1995 Virginia State Runner-ups.  

 

She was recruited and played for Division 1 Elon University in the middle / right side positions. After graduating she took a head coaching position at Southern-Alamance High School. Her team achieved a state playoff season. After several seasons she moved to Tennessee to coach volleyball at Cookeville High School. Several years ago she was the head coach for Washington High School for several seasons. 

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This will be Coach Jerry's 4th year with Shenandoah Surge.

-Presently Assistant Coach for Special  Olympics volleyball (Area 13 - VA) for 3  years

-Currently plays in adult volleyball tournaments, leagues, and local rec pick-up games for the past 10 years.

-Communications Engineer for 20 years

 

Jerry Wallace,
Assistant Coach

13U

Keith Powers,
Head Coach
 

This will be Coach Keith's 6th year coaching for the Shenandoah Surge. 

 

Coach Keith is a true student of the game!  He has coached volleyball at all levels.  Rec. volleyball for

several years, middle school, high school and club volleyball.

Keith's wide range of knowledge, calm demeanor and never-ending positive attitude is why all his parents and players love him.  You won't find a more patient and invested coach in the development of young players. 

Chera Alibrandi,
Assistant Coach

This is Chera’s second year coaching for Shenandoah Surge. Coach Chera has been coaching for 11 years.

 

She coached at Charles Town Middle School for 9 years and led the team to win the only 4 MAC championships in volleyball since 2009. Chera coached the 15U and 16U teams for Potomac Elite and the 12U  7 13u team for Shenandoah Surge. Chera loves working with the younger players and watching them grow a love for the sport.

15U

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 This is Coach Paola's 3rd year coaching at SURGE.  She has been playing volleyball since she was 6 years old. She played all around the island in Puerto Rico. Then I moved to Winchester, VA when I was 13 years old, started playing volleyball in Daniel Morgan Middle School. She played as a libero and defensive specialist in high school  She still plays in adult leagues. 

Paola Figueroa,
Head Coach
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Coach Nina is from Puerto Rico. She started playing volleyball when she was 13. She was MVP for in school her freshman year. 

 

She took a hiatus from volleyball due to injury but reconnected  when I started playing for the adult league two years ago.

 

This will be her 2nd year coaching competitive travel and she couldn't be more excited

Nina Castro,
Assistant Coach
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Coach Olivia grew up in Washington county, where she played at Clear Spring High School.

 

She graduated from Rhodes College and played Division 3 Volleyball for 3 years and Women's Tennis for one year. Olivia has assistant coached at WACO Jrs. Volleyball for one season and is currently assisting South High Volleyball. 

Olivia Rowe,
Head Coach
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Bryan Jensen,
Assistant Coach

Coach Bryan played basketball throughout high school years but quickly switched to volleyball soon after.

He has been playing competitive volleyball for 20 years and this will be his 3rd year coaching travel volleyball.

 

He loves a competitive atmosphere and is dedicated to hard work. Regardless of the outcome, he want players focused on improving as volleyball players and as a people. 

14U

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Robin Papa,
Head Coach

Coach Robin has coached volleyball at the recreational,  middle school and high school levels.

Robin played volleyball at Shippensburg University where she studied mathematics and economics.  She has been a math teacher for 24 years.  in addition to volleyball, she has coached track and field and softball.  

Coach Robin has coached at Clear Spring Middle School and Clear Spring High School. 

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Coach Hose is a long time native of Hagerstown Maryland and has been head and assistant coach within Washington County for over 14 years. She has coached on the recreational, middle school and club volleyball levels. She has experience coaching in many different age levels. She has played school volleyball, softball and ran cross country in High School.

 Coach Hose became the assistant coach for WACO 16u.  She has experience with coaching Beach and Indoor volleyball. In 2019, she then rejoined WACO and started as a head coach for the 12U team. Because of her strong work ethic and managerial skills,

Kelly Hose,
Assistant Coach
Eric Murray,
Assistant Coach
 

17/18U MD/WV Combo Team

This team will be selected from both the MD and WV tryout and may practice in both locations or both in MD depending on the location of the majority of players.

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Nicole Murray,
Head Coach

This will be Coach Nicole's 3rd year coaching for Shenandoah Surge and has 6 years overall travel coaching experience. 

 

Nicole has played volleyball for 16 years where she played on the north Hagerstown high school varsity team for 3 years.

Nicole made first team all county her junior and senior year and was named player of the year her senior year in 2016. She played club volleyball for 5 years at WACO volleyball club. Nicole played volleyball at Shepherd University where she contributed to the 2017-2019, record of 75-25 for Shepherd.

 

Nicole was awarded freshman all- conference and honorable mention her sophomore year. 

 

TBD,
Assistant Coach
Heather Niedermeier
Club Director
Metina Bongiovanni
Club Administrator 

Metina Bongiovanni is one of the co-founders of Shenandoah Surge.  She has a bachelor's degree in public relations from the University of Florida and has worked tirelessly to promote the sport of volleyball in the area. 

Laura Wilt,
Tournament Director

Laura joins the Surge team after assisting WACO for the last two years.   She has successfully managed multiple home tournaments for both USAV/CHRVA and for AAU.  She is looking forward to a great 2022 season with Surge kicking off its inaugural year hosting home tournaments.