Team Florida Announces 2015 Indoor HP All-Star Travel Rosters

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The Florida Region of USA Volleyball will be sending four girls’ teams and two boys’ teams to represent Florida at the 2015 USA Volleyball HP Championships in Des Moines, Iowa.

The Florida Region of USA Volleyball is proud to announce the 2015 Team Florida HP All-Star travel rosters! The Team Florida Indoor HP All-Star program allows elite youth and junior volleyball athletes to play for college coaches and represent the Florida Region at an international volleyball tournament each year called the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships.

High Performance has made a positive impact on the Florida Region by bringing all-star athletes, college coaches and club volleyball coaches together from all areas of the state. Team Florida is sponsored and outfitted by ASICS and 1st Place Volleyball, making this the 10th year in a row.

The 2015 championship tournament will be held July 21st – 25th in Des Moines, Iowa. Below are the teams and their coaches for 2015:

Girls International Youth (GIY)

Head Coach: Brian Imperiale (University of Tampa/ Florida WAVE)
1st Assistant Coach: Travers Green (University of South Florida/Florida WAVE)
2nd Assistant Coach: Jonathan Wong (University of Tennessee)

Shannon Crenshaw (Longwood, FL)
Nylah Demps (Tallahassee, FL)
Makala Heidelberg (Winter Garden, FL)
Macy Phillips (Rockledge, FL)
Mikayla Shields (Orlando, FL)
Anna Marie Giannini (Port Orange, FL)
Mattison McKissock (Orlando)
Samanntha Mueller (Gainesville, FL)
Riley Coonan (Jacksonville, FL)
Alejandra Rodriguez-Lopez (Doral, FL)
Catherine Trueheart (Riverview, FL)
Nikkia Benitez (Miami-Dade, FL)

Girls National Youth (GNY)

Head Coach: Adis Imamovic (JJVA)
1st Assistant Coach: Tony Cothron (Manatee Area VBC)
2nd Assistant Coach: Candace Lunford (JJVA)

Melissa Elias (Lake Mary, FL)
Carlee Baxter (Daytona Beach, FL)
Fabiola Rosado (Lakeland, FL)
Madison Sullivan (Jacksonville, FL)
Nicole Decker (Coral Springs, FL)
Lucila Grinspan (Weston, FL)
Alana Nelson (Tampa, FL)
Madison Besterfield (Wesley Chapel, FL)
Aspen Dangren (Kissimmee, FL)
Gabriela Beverly (Miami, FL)
Jocelyn Garcia (Miami, FL)
Danielle Ballou (Tarpon Springs, FL)

Girls National Select Red (GNS)

Head Coach: Flavia Siqueira (College of Central Florida)
1st Assistant Coach: Giovanny Delevry (FIT)
2nd Assistant Coach: Ore Pablos (Lynn University)

Lindsay Barkett (Vero Beach, FL)
Naomi Cabello (Clermont, FL)
Nina Sharpton (Palm Harbor, FL)
Sydney Bowles (Winter Garden, FL)
Anastasia Scott (Jacksonville, FL)
Isabella Lamus (Miami, FL)
Colleen Siebold (Weston, FL)
Valeria Castro (Miami, FL)
Lauren Davis (Longwood, FL)
Kellyn Trowse (Tampa, FL)
Gabrielle Curran (Naples, FL)
Rajini Fitzmaurice (Lake Mary, FL)

Girls National Select Blue (GNS)

Head Coach: Christopher Taylor (Keiser University – Formerly Northwood University)
1st Assistant Coach: Marc Neef (University of Central Florida)
2nd Assistant Coach: Rachel Farrell (Florida MOJO)

Cameron Scheitzach (Orlando, FL)
Jaquline Mueller (Gainesville, FL)
Aly Freeland (Tallahassee, FL)
Paige Barash (Boca Raton, FL)
Andrea Bernal (Miami, FL)
Camila Vazquez (Tampa, FL)
Emma Calverley (Tampa, FL)
Emma Lange (Jupiter, FL)
Paige Johnson (Ponte Vedra Beach, FL)
Gabriela Quarles (Tampa, FL)
Alyssa Hoppensteadt (Naples, FL)
Aryanah Diaz (Miami, FL)

Boys International Youth (BIY)

Head Coach: Greg Villareal (Florida WAVE)
1st Assistant Coach: Dexter Rodgers (Tampa Bay Volleyball Academy)
2nd Assistant Coach: Ashley Schinzing (Orlando GOLD)

Luke Allmond (Windermere, FL)
Richard Green (Wellington, FL)
David Gonzalez (Miami, FL)
Jordan Barreto (Orlando, FL)
Ryan Dunnington (Alva, FL)
Michael MacGillivray (Orlando, FL)
Carson Kahle (Longwood, FL)
Tanner Buis (Oviedo, FL)
Noah Roman (Altamonte Springs, FL)
Domanik Stratford (Maitland, FL)
Amaury Blanco (Orlando, FL)
Sebastian Roca (Tierra Verde, FL)

Boys National Youth (BNY)

Head Coach: Rob Holley (JJVA/Florida WAVE)
1st Assistant Coach: Tom Snodgrass (Orlando GOLD)
2nd Assistant Coach: Semei Tello (Florida MOJO/ Florida WAVE)

John Montalvo-Camacho (Ocala, FL)
Clay Messenger (St. Augustine, FL)
Ryan Ierna (Clearwater, FL)
Ryan DuChemin (Maitland, FL)
Gabriel Benzari (Orlando, FL)
Diego Molina (Kissimmee, FL)
Trey Jones (Roswell, GA)
Michael Colonna (Miami, FL)
Adam Wienckowski (Jacksonville, FL)
Zachary Sieg (Silver Springs, FL)
Ramiro Balaguer (Guaynabo, PR)
Sean Drexl (Coconut Creek, FL)

In 2014, gold medals were won by the Girls’ International Youth (ages 15 & 16) and Girls’ National Select (ages 14 and under) teams, while two bronze medals went to the Women International Juniors (ages 17-19) and Boys’ International Youth teams (ages 16-18.)

Steve Bishop, Executive Director and President of the Florida Region of USA Volleyball, said, “This year we have another impressive list of athletes from clubs across Florida along with coaches from eight different colleges and numerous clubs representing our Team Florida Indoor HP All-Star program. As the third oldest region in the US with an indoor HP program, we have a long tradition of excellence and our delegations continue to increase our profile on the international stage each year. This year we are pleased to announce that the Florida Region received an anonymous donation to help reduce the cost for all of our travel team athletes by $150 each, which is a reduction of approximately $15,000. With the already generous support of 1st Place Volleyball and ASICS America, this new donation makes the trip even more attainable for elite junior athletes of all socioeconomic levels. We look forward to another memorable trip to the 2015 USA HP Championships in Des Moines and returning to the medal stand in as many divisions as possible. Fans can follow our progress on our website and through our various social media platforms.”

The High Performance Championship runs under FIVB (Federation Internationale de Volleyball) protocols which governs and manages all forms of volleyball across the globe. The FIVB promotes competitions and satisfies sponsors’ needs. It aims to develop Volleyball as a major world media and entertainment sport, while giving athletes the exposure they need to further their careers in volleyball.

About USA Volleyball:
USA Volleyball is the National Governing Body (NGB) for the sport of volleyball in the United States and is recognized by the Federation Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). Additional information on USA Volleyball can be found at:

About Florida Region of USA Volleyball:
The Florida Region of USA Volleyball is a 501c3 non-profit that began operations in the 1960’s and was officially incorporated in 1982 to promote the sport of volleyball and to create competitive playing opportunities for volleyball enthusiasts of all ages throughout the State of Florida. The Florida Region is one of the 40 regional volleyball associations under the umbrella of USA Volleyball and currently serves approximately 12,500 members. Indoor and outdoor programming is available for adults, juniors, coaches and officials. The Florida Region of USA Volleyball headquarters is located in Eustis, FL. Additional information on the Florida Region can be found at

For additional information contact:

Ashley Shewey, Senior Marketing Coordinator
Florida Region of USA Volleyball, Inc.
t: 352-742-0080 e: Ashley(at)FloridaVolleyball(dot)org

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