2022 SLP VB TRYOUTS
*ALL PLAYERS MUST BE REGISTERED BEFORE ATTENDING TRYOUTS*
AUGUST 15th & AUGUST 16th
7th, 8th, 9th Graders:
Varsity Head Coach
Sam (Schroeder) Hanlon graduated from Maple Lake High School in 2000. During her time at Maple Lake she was a 9x All-Conference selection in Volleyball, Basketball, and Softball and a Captain for 2 years in each sport. During her sophomore year, Sam set a conference record for home runs in a season; during her senior year, she held the state record for assists in a game (basketball). She was also named to the All-State softball team in 2000- the first softball player at Maple Lake to do so.
After graduation, Sam went on to play volleyball for two years at the University of St. Thomas. After an injury derailed her volleyball career, she went on to attend SCSU. Here she earned a degree in elementary education in 2004. After graduating, Sam taught elementary education and was the head volleyball coach at Isle Public Schools where the Huskies went from a 1-21 record to 11-11 in her first year. She was nominated for Conference Head Coach of the Year in 2006. The next year she taught 2nd grade and was the head volleyball coach in the HLWW school district. Sam also coached JO volleyball at Club Irish, Isle Husky VB, HLWW VB, STMA, SLP, and Synergy for the past 20 years.
Sam and her wife, Kim, live in Brooklyn Park with their Golden Retriever, Charlie. In her spare time, she likes to shop, play softball, and go to movies.
Assistant Varsity Coach
Sami graduated from Maple Lake High School in 2012. She was a 7x letter winner in volleyball and softball, 4x all conference, and captain in both sports. Sami helped lead the 2011 volleyball team to the school’s first ever trip to the state volleyball tournament. After graduation, she went on to play volleyball at Central Lakes College in Brainerd but an injury put a stop to competitive volleyball. She continued to help coach for Central Lakes JO's and Maple Lake junior high volleyball.
Outside of coaching and working, Sami enjoys spending time on the lake swimming or ice fishing, playing in indoor and outdoor volleyball leagues, and doing lots of crafts.
Junior Varsity Head Coach
Sydney played volleyball and golf throughout high school and started coaching right after graduation from Lakeville North High School. She coached volleyball in Duluth at Northland Volleyball Club throughout her undergraduate degree at The University of Minnesota- Duluth where she studied Environmental Sustainability and Sociology. (Go Bulldogs!) Sydney is now substitute teaching along with coaching and cannot wait to be working in a classroom. In her free time, she loves to garden, paint, and hangout at the beach.
C Team Head Coach
Stephen is in his third-year coaching volleyball at St. Louis Park High School. He is a native of Ohio and loved sports from a very young age. In high school, he played football and ran track earning multiple letters in each. He played in volleyball tournaments sponsored by the girl’s high school team and intramurals while attending Bowling Green State University. Stephen coached women’s softball for eleven seasons, seven of those as a head coach.
Stephen is a retired Chiropractic Kinesiologist of 24 years and just finished two years as Commodore for the Minneapolis Aquatennial, a scholarship program investing in young women to achieve extraordinary futures. He loves coaching and inspiring young people. You may have seen Stephen around school as he is the public address announcer for the varsity boy’s basketball team, has supervised for girl’s lacrosse, taken tickets at girl’s basketball games, lined judged for volleyball and has even been a member of the chain crew on Friday nights.
In his free time, Stephen enjoys playing golf, spending time with friends and writing.