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Jessica Leo


Jessica Leo

EVJ Leadership Team
Social Media Coordinator

2022-2023
Head Coach
Girls 
14 Select

A message from Coach Jess:
I’m so excited to be coaching at EVJ! Volleyball has been a huge part of my life since I was a little girl. My first ever volleyball “memory” is my mom running through the Denver airport after Colorado Crossroads trying to catch her flight home while she was pregnant with me! I started playing club at EVJ in 4th grade and continued playing at EVJ through my 18s year. I’m so excited to start giving back to the volleyball community and share my knowledge of the game. I am eager to teach the athletes and I am eager to learn from my fellow coaches.  I am looking forward to stepping on the court as a coach and I am motivated to help my team grow in their skills and in their love for the game! 


Coaching Experience:

Club Volleyball

  • East Valley Juniors Volleyball Club, Tempe, AZ
    2019-Present (Indoor Girls Assistant Coach, 13s-14s)

     - 2022-2023, Girls Head Coach, 14 Select; Social Media Coordinator
     - 2021-2022, Girls Assistant Coach, 13N1-Tempe
     - 2020-2021, Girls-Float-Coach

     - 2019-2020, Girls Assistant Coach, 14R1-Tempe
  • Volleyball Unlimited, Phoenix, AZ
    2017-Present

     - ASICS Fall Volleyball League, Assistant Coach
     - Player Development Camps & Clinics, Instructor
  • EVJ Beach, Phoenix, AZ
    2022-Present

     - 2v2 Beach Tournament Coordinator

​Playing Experience:

  • University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
    2016 (Division I Women's Volleyball) 

     - Earned Division I volleyball scholarship
     - Setter/Defensive Specialist
  • Mountain Pointe High School, Phoenix, AZ
    2012-16 (6A Girl's Volleyball)

     - Setter, four year varsity letterman and starter
     - Youngest (13) freshman in school history to start
     - Led team to four 6A playoff appearances, with two top 8 finishes (5th in 2014)

     - All Section - 2nd Team 2013, 2014 & 2015
     - Tempe All-City Team, 2014
  • East Valley Juniors Volleyball Club, Tempe, AZ
     - Played Setter my entire club career
     - Member of the clubs first ever 10s team and one o
    f five players in 31 year club history to play the maximum eligibility of nine years at the club
     - 2014 AVCA (American Volleyball Coaches Association) Prep Phenom List
     - 18N1 team finished 1st in the Silver Bracket and 9th overall at the USAV Junior National Championships Patriot Division
     - Qualified for USAV Junior National Championships (17N1, National Division; 16-Mizuno, American Division
    (5th Place Gold Bracket); 15-Mizuno, USA Division)
     -
    2nd place finish at Volleyball Festival International Championships in back to back years, 13-Mizuno & 14-Mizuno)  

Education/Other:

  • Phoenix Children's Hospital
    2022-Present

     - Licensed Registered Nurse, Cardiovascular ICU
  • Creighton University, College of Nursing, Phoenix, AZ
    2021, BS in Nursing
  • Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ
    2019, BS in Biology with emphasis in Pre-Physician's Assistant Major

     - Degree earned in 3.5 years
  • University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
    2016, Student Athlete, Exercise Sciences Major
  • Mountain Pointe High School, Phoenix, AZ
    Class of 2016

     - 4.214 GPA, 35/598 class ranking
     - Principal's Honor Roll (2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016)
  • Community Service
     
    - Relay for Life
     - Vacation Bible School
     - Feed My Starving Children
     - Ahwatukee Little League Baseball
  • Fun family facts
    My Mom was a Division I scholarship setter at Arizona State University. I was a Division I scholarship setter at UNM. My sister Gabby was a Division I scholarship setter at the University of the Pacific. Gabby and I shared the court at Mountain Pointe High School for two years running a 6-2, in 2015 our team finished 5th in the 6A conference state playoffs.