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Janeliss Johnson-Torres

Janeliss Torres

Head Coach

Girls 14 Elite

A message from Coach Janeliss:
I first started playing volleyball when I was 11 at Caguas Criollas in Puerto Rico. Throughout the years I have had the chance to play all over the world as well as meet and learn from different people about the sport of volleyball. I am honored to be coaching at East Valley Juniors.  My goal is to help each and every athlete reach their full potential and crush their goals. I thrive to see tremendous growth and continual success with each of my athletes.


Coaching Experience:

Club Volleyball:

  • East Valley Juniors Volleyball Club, Phoenix, AZ
    2018-Present  (Indoor Girls Head Coach, 14s & 18s)
     - 2023-2024, Girls Indoor Head Coach, 14 Elite
     - 2022-2023, Girls Indoor Head Coach, 14 Elite
     - 2021-2022, Girls Indoor Head Coach, 14R1-Tempe; Assistant Coach, 18N1-Tempe
     - 2020-2021, Girls Indoor Assistant Coach, 18N1-Tempe
     - 2019-2020, Girls Indoor Assistant Coach, 18N1-Tempe
     - 2018-2019, Girls Indoor Head Coach, 14R2-Tempe
  • Puerto Rico Beach national team, San Juan PR
    2015-16 (Volunteer Assistant Coach)
  • Haro La Rioja Club, Haro Spain
    2014 (Indoor Girls Head Coach, 13 National Team)
  • Ozark Juniors, Fayetteville, AK
    2011-14 (Indoor Girls Assistant Coach, 13s)
    2014 (Head Coach, 11s) 

School Volleyball:

  • Desert Vista High School, Phoenix, AZ
     - 2021-2022 (Girls Volleyball Freshman Head Coach)

Playing Experience:

  • Leonas Ponce, Ponce, PR
    2013-2019 (Professional Team)  
     - 2014-18 (All-Star team selection)
     - 2016 (2nd place league play, reached league championship)

     - 2015 ( Named league's Best Blocker)
     - 2014 (Rookie of the year) 
  • University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AK
    2009-2012 (Div 1 Women’s volleyball team)
     - Honors program 
     - 2011-12 (Defensive player of the year)
     - 2011-12 (NCAA tournament)
     - Top 10 defensive player in the SEC
  • Haro La Rioja voleibol, Haro, Spain
     - Second professional team
     - Second round of qualifiers
     - All-Star team selection
     - Copa la Reina Espana
     - Named league's Best Blocker
  • Guamani Private School, Guayama , PR
     - Women’s volleyball team 
     - Rookie of the year
     - Defensive player of the month 

     - Regional champs
     - T
    op 5 team


  • University of Arkansas, Fayetteville ,AK
    2014, Bachelor Degree in Kinesiology 
     - Minor in Nutrition