Neuqua Valley Men's Volleyball

Varsity 2017 - news

DVC all-conference

  • Jeremy Grove
  • Kevin Kauling

DVC honorable mention

  • Austin O'Malley
  • Brett Kliegl

Daily Herald all-area team

  • Jeremy Grove
  • Kevin Kauling


  • ’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
  • ’17 – regional champions, sectional semis

Coaching staff

Varsity - Erich Mendoza

Welcome players and parents. I've been teaching science and coaching volleyball at Neuqua for the past 17 years, the last 11 of which I've been the varsity coach. I've been teaching science and coaching volleyball for a total of 20 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 Hashiguchi

I am a science teacher at Lincoln Jr High, 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 - Greg Hedrick

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
  • Brett Kliegl - Augustana College
  • AJ Housholder - Augustana College
  • Jake Blackman - Naperville Sun Player of the year
  • Rob Bauer - Naperville Sun Player of the year

Summer Camp

Summer camp for 2017 will be July 24th - July 28th from 9-11 am. Use the link below for registration information.