Boys 17/18s Head Coach
Kendall started playing grass volleyball in 2003 and got involved with the MBVC Blenders program in 2005. She was a setter for both Main Beach VBC and Vision VBC and her teams earned bids to several Junior Olympics. In the beach realm, she consistently competed in CBVA tournaments throughout high school and whenever home from college. Kendall was admitted to Dartmouth College and walked-on their D1 varsity team as a setter and later libero. After recovering from a volleyball related back injury, she joined Dartmouth’s varsity women’s rugby team as a scrumhalf (15s) and wing (7s). Their team and program are still the reigning Ivy League champions for rugby and Kendall’s team attended Team USA invitationals, the televised College Rugby Championships, and were ranked in the top four nationally for both 7s and 15s. During rugby off-season she also trained with the men’s club volleyball team as a setter and libero. Having earned her B.E. and B.A. degrees in Mechanical Engineering, the Santa Cruz native has since moved back to the Monterey Bay and coaches whenever her work schedule permits.
While back East, Kendall got a taste for coaching through clinics and recruiting camps hosted by her college team. This inspired her to participate in Native Vision during summer terms, alongside the UC Merced men’s volleyball team and coaching staff as volunteer coaches with the Navajo Nation, White River Apache Nation and Muskogee Creek Nation. She’s coached three non-consecutive girls/boys seasons for Mission Hill and currently runs the Scotts Valley High School varsity boys volleyball program.
Regarding Kendall’s coaching style, she’s very competitive but aims to be approachable and transparent. Having experienced injury, she’s a firm believer in teaching players the balance between training full throttle and doing maintenance: making particular effort to impart recovery and injury prevention techniques. As anyone who knows Kendall can tell you - she loves to analyze the game and can talk endless strategy almost as much as she does Star Wars.