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Welcome to GCU Women’s Club Volleyball

Come find out about our sport at our 2021-22 Informational Meeting:
Tuesday, September 7th
6PM
Bldg. 9 (Soccer Stadium Classrooms)
Room 100

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’s season usually consists of a fall preseason schedule that includes scrimmages against teams like Arizona State University 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. The Lopes hope to build off the successes they’ve enjoyed in recent years, which included winning the Mountain West Volleyball Conference Championship two years in a row, and in 2019, in their first-ever trip to it, winning the National Club Volleyball Federation National Championship.

We are excited about the future of GCU Women’s Club Volleyball as we work toward postseason play and the opportunity to compete for a second national title.

Development Team

As a member of the GCU Women’s Club Volleyball Development team, you will have the ability to compete in a combination of local tournaments and in-house competitions.

Pay your Club Volleyball dues here.

GCU Women’s Club Volleyball Schedules

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Day Date   Opponent/Details Location Time Score
Thursday 09/30/2021 at Scottsdale Community College Scottsdale 6:00 PM TBA
Monday 10/11/2021 at South Mountain Community College Phoenix 6:00 PM TBA
Saturday 10/16/2021 at Arizona Christian University Club Glendale NA TBA
Monday 10/25/2021 at Scottsdale Community College Scottsdale 6:00 PM TBA
Saturday 11/06/2021 GCU Club Tournament GCU (Canyon Activity Center) NA TBA
vs TBD

GCU Women's Club Volleyball Roster

  • Brandi Garner
  • Sabrina Tosh
  • Anna Sperbeck
  • Lauren Damour
  • Lex Hill
  • Tori Whitcomb
  • Lauren Snader
  • Addi Rosenau
  • Olivia Haakenson
  • Mollee Picchione
  • Autumn Bileen
  • Alana Holloway
  • Megan Manley
  • Sara Frankowski
  • Marisa Angulo
  • Jenna Sweet
  • Morgan Snider
  • Angie Castaneda
  • Raquel Roybal
  • Tehani Hallums
  • Emma Kirschbaum
  • Cassie Gatlin
  • Sara Lundberg
  • Danika Hekowzyck
  • Kylie Chelette
  • Mikayla Bohlman
  • Honor Uwikunda
  • Skylar Bloom
  • Bianca Lucero
  • Sammy Weaver
  • Tayesshaun Largo
  • Laudelia Ordaz
  • Alex Sarlo
  • Abby Anaya
  • Tobie Kassim
  • Taylor Rotman
  • Taylor Flemming
  • Amanda Cassidy
  • Aimee Alianza
  • Toni Zizzi
  • Kiah Lubratt
  • Devyn Jack
  • Kennedy Heil
  • Madison Bucky
  • Darby Goodyear
  • Emily Mann
  • Jaycie Forester
  • Calaysia Prince
  • Katie Schmidt
  • Trinity May

GCU Women's Club Volleyball Coaching Staff

Kristine Naber

Head Coach
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Kristine Naber may only be in her fifth full year as the Head Coach of Grand Canyon University Club Women’s Volleyball, and her fourth full year as the head of volleyball operations for the club sports department, but she enters 2021-22 as the longest-tenured coach on the GCU campus.  Naber’s name has been synonymous with volleyball at one level or another on the GCU campus for over two decades. 

Since taking over the club women’s volleyball program in the spring of 2017, Naber took a squad organized by four student leaders and helped multiply their roster numbers five times over.  She also led them to unprecedented heights. In the spring of 2018, the Lopes swept all six of their playoff opponents en route to the Mountain West Conference Tournament Championship. The 2019 Lopes topped that by not only winning the MWVC Championship for a second straight season, but then headed to Colorado to capture the National Club Volleyball Federation National Championship in the Lopes’ first-ever journey there.

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.

Before starting her storied GCU coaching career, Naber also coached Agua Fria High School in Avondale to three state tournament berths during her four years as their varsity head coach.

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.

Tea' Scott

Assistant Coach

Tea’ Scott is entering her third year as an assistant coach for Grand Canyon University Women’s Club Volleyball. Also a former GCU Women’s Club Volleyball athlete, Scott helped organize and start the program during her sophomore year at GCU and played all three of her remaining years as an undergraduate student for the Lopes. Scott started playing volleyball when she was 11, and during her time as a club sports athlete, she played both as a libero and pin hitter on the team and served as a team captain during her senior season. Scott also helped lead the Lopes to a National Collegiate Volleyball Federation Championship title in 2019 in only their third year as a program.

Scott earned her Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity at GCU in 2019, and went on to complete her Master’s in Cybersecurity in December 2020, while acting as an assistant coach for the Lopes.

Missi Christoferson

Student Coach

Missi Christoferson enters her fourth year with the Grand Canyon University Club Women’s Volleyball program and begins her second season as a student coach after suffering a career-ending injury during her two seasons between the lines for the Lopes. Christoferson has been playing volleyball for 12 years, including high school and club volleyball.

Christoferson hails from Arlington, Washington, and is a senior at Grand Canyon University studying Biology with an emphasis in Pre-Medicine. After graduating from GCU in December of 2021, she plans to go to medical school and eventually enter the pediatrics field.