Neuqua Valley Men's Volleyball
2016 Regional champions!
’07 – 3rd place in state
’08 – 3rd place in state
’09 – regional champions, sectional champions, state qualifier
’10 – regional champions
’11 – regional champions, sectional finals
’13 – regional champions, sectional finals
’16 – regional champions, sectional semis
Varsity - Erich Mendoza
Welcome players and parents. I've been teaching science and coaching volleyball at Neuqua for the past 16 years, the last 10 of which I've been the varsity coach. I've been teaching and coaching for a total of 19 years. I originally got into volleyball by playing at Downers Grove South High School, before boy's volleyball became an IHSA sport. I then played club volleyball at DePaul University. My wife Sara and I have 2 boys, Owen and Emerson. We have 2 dogs as well. We live in Naperville in district 203. I'm looking forward to another great season. Go Wildcats!
Varsity Assistant - Mallory Gleason
I am a science teacher at Neuqua, splitting my day between the Main Campus and the Birkett Freshman Center. This is my first year at Neuqua, having taught and coached in south Florida for the last four years. I coached girls volleyball of various levels during my time in Florida, in addition to soccer. My interests include weightlifting, distance running, and putting sweaters on my dog against his will. I will be helping Coach Mendoza with the varsity team. Let's have a great season!
Junior Varsity - Bryan Jenkins
I am a physical education/health teacher at Crone Middle School. I have been coaching boys high school volleyball for 12 years. I have been the JV coach for the past 8 years at Neuqua. I also coached girls volleyball at Crone for 10 years and boys high school club for 4 years. I played high school volleyball for Lyons Township for four years and was a part of a team that placed 4th in state. My wife and I have two boys, Declan and Jax. Declan is 2 and Jax is 6 months old. For our second year in the DVC lets work towards taking home another conference championship.
Freshmen A - Jenna Guide
I am a science and language arts teacher at Gregory Middle School. I've been coaching volleyball for 8 years. I've coached girls and boys volleyball at the middle school level and at the high school level. I was the girls 7th grade coach this fall at Gregory. My love for volleyball started at a young age, peppering with my two older sisters on the sidewalk in front of our Chicago home. All three of us went on from there to play college volleyball. I was the libero at Saint Xavier University where I met my husband, who played center on the football team for SXU. This will be my first year coaching at NVHS. I look forward to coaching the boys' freshmen team!
Freshmen B - Kristen Kinell
Ryan Kwiatkowski - George Mason University
Derek Menendez - Ball State
Matt Wallace - Carthage
Aaron Lauth - Carthage
Jon Storm - Carthage
Griffin Shields - Carthage
Alex Coyne - Dominican University
Jeremy Royko - Dominican University
Austin Neace - IPFW
Jake Blackman - Naperville Sun Player of the year
Rob Bauer - Naperville Sun Player of the year