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Welcome to GCU Women’s Club Volleyball

Travel Team

The GCU Women’s Club Volleyball program provides an opportunity for students to stay competitive in the game, meet new friends, travel to different states and take pride in representing their university, while focusing on earning their degrees. We strive to provide a positive, energetic student experience and create memories that last a lifetime.

GCU Women’s Club Volleyball consists of a fall preseason schedule that includes scrimmages against teams like Arizona State as well as matches against local community colleges; and a competitive regular season schedule in the spring. We compete locally against in-state junior colleges, four-year colleges and club programs. We compete in leagues and tournaments as well as in-house competitions. Our GCU Women’s Club Volleyball Travel team heads to Nevada, Colorado and California for intercollegiate competition, which provides unique, positive team experiences and an opportunity to promote Grand Canyon University to the public. We hope to build off the successes we enjoyed in 2017-18, which included winning both the Las Vegas Invitational and the Mountain West Volleyball Conference Championship.

We are excited about the future of GCU Women’s Club Volleyball as we work toward postseason play and the opportunity to compete at the Club Volleyball National Tournament.

Development Team

The GCU Women’s Club Volleyball development program provides an opportunity for students to stay competitive in the game, meet new friends, and take pride in representing their university, while focusing on earning their degrees. We strive to provide a positive, energetic student experience and create memories that last a lifetime.

As a member of the development team you will have the ability to compete in a combination of local tournaments and in-house competitions. We are excited about the future of GCU Women’s Club Volleyball as we work toward postseason play and the opportunity to encourage development and camaraderie!

Pay your Women’s Club Volleyball Spring dues here.

GCU Women’s Club Volleyball Schedules

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Day Date   Opponent/Details Location Time Score
Monday 09/24/2018 vs Ottawa University Lopes Performance Center 6:00 PM 1-3 (18-25,22-25,28-26,19-25) L
Monday 09/24/2018 at South Mountain Community College South Mountain 7:00 PM 0-3 (16-25, 18-25, 21-25) L
Friday 09/28/2018 at Pima Community College Tucson, AZ 7:00 PM 0-3 (16-25, 18-25, 22-25) L
Monday 10/01/2018 at Mesa Community College Mesa 7:00 PM 0-3 (18-25, 22-25, 23-25) L
Monday 10/08/2018 at Scottsdale Community College Scottsdale, AZ 7:00 PM 3-2 (25-21, 25-20, 23-25, 18-2 W
Saturday 10/13/2018 vs Intrasquad Scrimmage Lopes Performance Center 9:30 AM ATTENDED
Monday 10/15/2018 vs Ottawa University Lopes Performance Center 6:00 PM 0-3 L
Monday 10/15/2018 at South Mountain Community College South Mountain 7:00 PM 3-2(25-23,17-25,14-25,25-20,15 W
Wednesday 10/24/2018 vs Benedictine University Antelope Gym 6:00 PM 3-1 (25-23,25-22,25-23,25-21) L
Saturday 11/10/2018 GCU Friendly Tournament Lopes Performance Center 9:00 AM 2-1(27-25,20-25,15-11) W
vs GCU 1 v. ASU 1
Saturday 11/10/2018 GCU Friendly Tournament Lopes Performance Center 11:00 AM 2-0(25-19,25-17) W
vs GCU 1 v. NAU
Saturday 11/10/2018 GCU Friendly Tournament Lopes Performance Center 2:00 PM 2-1(25-21,20-25,17-15) W
vs GCU 1 v. U of A 1
Friday 01/25/2019 Las Vegas Invitational Las Vegas NA W
vs TBD
Saturday 01/26/2019 Las Vegas Invitational Las Vegas NA W
vs TBD
Saturday 01/26/2019 Las Vegas Invitational Championships Las Vegas NA W
vs TBA
Friday 03/01/2019 Mountain West Conference Championship Canyon Activities Center NA TBA
vs TBD
Saturday 03/02/2019 Mountain West Conference Championship Canyon Activities Center NA TBA
vs TBD
Thursday 04/18/2019 NCVF Nationals Denver, CO NA TBA
vs TBD
Friday 04/19/2019 NCVF Nationals Denver, CO NA TBA
vs TBD
Saturday 04/20/2019 NCVF Nationals Denver, CO NA TBA
vs TBD

GCU Women's Club Volleyball Roster

  • Tea Scott
  • Olivia Brunt
  • Angie Castenada
  • Gabby Groll
  • Carly Schwulst
  • Lauren Damour
  • Jazzmin Gallegos
  • Hailey Kissner
  • Mikalyn Almberg
  • Keani Akui
  • Amanda Cassidy
  • Tori Whitcomb
  • Anna Sperbeck
  • Raegan Seifert
  • Katelyn Bewley
  • Lindsey Lang
  • Lauryn Gallagher
  • Peyton Leonard
  • Angie Castaneda
  • Elli Philo
  • Mollee Picchione
  • Kendall Nagai

GCU Women's Club Volleyball Coaching Staff

Kristine Naber

Head Coach
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Kristine Naber may only be in her second full year as the head coach of GCU Club Women’s Volleyball, and her first full year as the head of volleyball operations for the club sports department, but she enters 2018-19 as the longest-tenured coach on the GCU campus.  Naber’s name has been synonymous with volleyball at one level or another on the Grand Canyon University campus for over two decades now.

Since taking over the club women’s volleyball program in the spring of 2017, Naber took a squad organized by four student leaders (many of whom are still with the program), and has helped multiply their roster numbers five times over.  She also led them to new heights in the spring of 2018 as the Lopes swept all six of their playoff opponents en route to the Mountain West Conference Tournament Championship.

Before coming to the club side, Naber spent 21 years at the helm of the Lopes’ Women’s Volleyball program, navigating them from NCAA Division II to independent status back to Division II, and ultimately, leading them to their first three seasons on the NCAA Division I level as a member of the Western Athletic Conference.  Naber’s 329 career wins during her 21 years is still the most in the history of the program, and the 25-win season she led the ’99 Lopes to is still the high-water mark for wins for the squad.

As a player, Naber also made history, becoming the first Lopes’ Volleyball player to be named an NAIA All-American.  The former Lopes’ setter is still #1 in the GCU record books for most games played in a single season, and among the top 10 Lopes’ players in career assists and digs.

Naber also coached Agua Fria High School in Avondale to three state tournament berths during her four years as their varsity head coach before joining the GCU staff.

Naber earned her degree in Physical Education for secondary teachers from GCU in 1991.  The lights of her life are her three children:  Nick, Shelby and Tatum.