13 Regional Plus - Priscila Almeida

    Hometown:  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
 

During one of her matches as a player, an ESPN commentator referred to this coach as “the talker” and we quote “does not stop talking volleyball”.  This is the best description for our 13 Regional Plus coach, Priscila Almeida. Coach Priscila talks volleyball nonstop. Whether its indoor volleyball or beach volleyball, she knows the game very well and she shares every bit of her exceptional knowledge. She has been coaching since 2015 at Little Rock Juniors and runs PCA Beach Volleyball.  She has been very successful, earning numerous trophies and medals with her 12’s, 13’s, 15’s and 16 year-old teams. In 2019 Coach Priscila was nationally recognized by USA Volleyball as the 2019 USAV Female Coach of the Year!  She is the lead coach in our Future Stars program that focuses on learning and building volleyball skills and fundamentals through easy to remember keys, competitive drills and games in a high energy environment.

From Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Coach Priscila has been playing volleyball (Indoor and Beach) since 1999.  She helped her team win ten State Championships and three second place finishes in National tournaments. In 2008, she played for Brazil’s National Team which won the South American Tournament and where she was named ‘The Best Libero of South America.’  She played professionally indoor for three seasons and beach for two seasons.

In 2015, Coach Priscila played for the University of Arkansas at Little Rock where she broke the record for the most digs in a single season in the history of Little Rock Volleyball.  She was twice named Defensive Player of the Week in the Sun Belt Conference. Coach Priscila graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and now works full-time at Garver. Coach Priscila still plays in AVP Next Beach Volleyball tournaments all over the U.S. Some of the results include a championship in Houston-2017, and Second and Third places in Dallas, Houston, Chicago and Nashville 2017/2018.

13 Regional - Nedima Kamberovic

      Hometown:  Zivinice, Bosnia-Herzegovina

Coach Nedima Kamberovic has been with our club since 2016 serving as an assistant coach and head coach at various age groups. She also assists with all our positional training sessions. She is one the nicest and kindest coaches. She is very excited for the upcoming season and enjoys watching the players grow towards becoming not only great athletes but also great people.

Coach Nedima is in her third year as a hitter for the University of Arkansas at Little Rock volleyball team.  Before coming to Little Rock she was named the Player of the Federation and the Best Junior Hitter in the Federation in 2013.  She played for Bosnia and Herzegovina in the European Qualifier for the 2018 World Championship.  

LRJ 13 Red (League) - Alyssa Nayar

     Hometown: Frisco, Texas

Coach Alyssa Nayar is joining Little Rock Juniors this season in our 13 League division.  Coach Alyssa has been playing volleyball for almost ten years and has been coaching for the last three years. Additionally she has been doing private trainings with players between the ages of 12 and 15. She is super excited to start the season.

Coach Alyssa played club volleyball for Blocksport from 2015 to 2018 where she was the team captain. In 2019, she played at Excel Volleyball Club.  Apart from being a great volleyball player she is also a great basketball player. Coach Alyssa is currently a Freshmen for the University of Arkansas at Little Rock volleyball team.  

LRJ 13 White (League) - Cassidy Brady

Hometown: Benton, Arkansas

Coach Cassidy is a former Little Rock Juniors player and we are so excited to have her return as part of our coaching staff!  She is a two-time all-state honoree at Benton High School.  After graduating in 2018, she spent one year at Southern Miss where she was named to the President’s List before transferring to be closer to home.  Coach Cassidy is a sophomore player for the Little Rock Women’s volleyball team.

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