ENCORE SIGNING EVENT
Encore was happy to celebrate NLI Signing Night for our Encore 18 Goldhahn student-athletes on November 11th.
Maggie Curtis committing to Santa Clara University, Soana Leaea committing to University California, Irvine, Sara Krueger committing to Westmont College and Kirra Kellerman, Kelly Schackel and Peyton Dueck all committing to California Polytechnic State University.
We are proud of these young women committing to play at the next level!
DENISE CORLETT AS RECRUITING DIRECTOR
Denise Corlett, one of the most respected coaches in the collegiate game, is joining Encore in a leadership role this season as the Recruiting Director. Corlett spent 31 years on the Stanford sidelines, winning 9 National Titles plus 3 years on the Stanford Beach staff. Beyond her honorable contributions to the collegiate game, Denise has a wealth of experience with USAV, working for the National Team in various roles: coaching for the Pan Am Games, Junior World Championships, Junior National Team, and USA A2 Team. She was involved in the 80's and 90's with SCVA and NCVA, currently serves on a number of advisory boards for both club and college alike, and also currently serves as an executive board member at the JVRA. . Corlett has been inducted into the UCLA Hall of Fame as well as the Southern California Indoor Hall of Fame. This year, Denise is being inducted into the AVCA Hall of Fame. A 3-sport student-athlete at UCLA, Corlett has been a part of success on the court, on the coaching sidelines, and once again in the club arena. Encore is privileged to have her coach, educate, and direct our young athletes on success and playing at the next level.
STRATEGIC NEW LEAGUE ANNOUNCEMENT
Prior to the 2020-21 season Encore announced that they joined a brand new Northern California Power League! The change reflects Encore's focus on our student-athletes by committing to making the changes and improvements necessary for the betterment of their Encore student-athlete journey.
The new power league is called the West Coast Volleyball Association (WCVBA). This new league was formed by a collaboration of clubs in the Northern California and Northern Nevada areas. Most, if not all, of the clubs are also members of the NCVA Region of USA Volleyball, and many are affiliated with the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU).
We believe this league will bring a competitive edge, better preparing us for qualifiers and post-season tournaments. It will also deliver consistency, as we have the schedule and locations set for the entire upcoming season. The league is dedicated to putting the volleyball community first and ultimately bringing positive change for all athletes and families.
Encore is excited to be a part of the change!