U16 Head Coach - Dr. Allison Silveira-Haworth

Elgin, IL

Playing History: 
Was an outside hitter at Larkin High School in Elgin, IL. Went on to play as a defensive specialist at the University of Oklahoma.

Coaching History: 
15th season coaching, including 4 years as Head Varsity coach at Carl Albert High School in Midwest City, OK. 

Was unanimous all-conference in high school. Part of the University of Oklahoma team during the inaugural season of the Big 12. The team upset #3 Nebraska in 3 games, and went on to play Kerri Walsh and the Stanford Cardinal in the NCAA tournament. 

Was also involved in the administrative side of volleyball before relocating to Wisconsin. Formerly served as the Vice President and Registrar for the Oklahoma Region of USA Volleyball, as well as the scorekeeper for University of Oklahoma volleyball. Husband is a former Commissioner of Badger Region, and current NCAA referee.

BS/MS/PhD Meteorology, BA Mathematics

Why Do You Enjoy Coaching: 
I love teaching kids the "why" of volleyball instruction, and watching them grow with volleyball knowledge. They become smarter players and often go on to coach, which is one of the biggest honors a coach can receive.

U16 Assistant Coach - Dani Savignac

Wauwatosa, WI

Playing Experience:
7 years of club volleyball, 1 year of jv volleyball, 3 years of varsity volleyball, 2 years of UWM club volleyball and currently playing in adult tournaments and leagues for sand volleyball and indoor hard court. 

Coaching Experience:
2 year assistant for St. Joe's church league, 2 year head coach at Spike Milwaukee VBC, 1 year head coach at Wauwatosa West Freshman girls volleyball, 2 year assistant at South Milwaukee girls varsity volleyball. 

Playing Accomplishments:
(Wauwatosa west high school) junior year of HS honorable mention, Senior year: MVP, First team all conference West division, First team all conference Woodland, Outstanding senior female athlete of the year 2014-2015. 

Cosmetology degree from Paul Mitchell 

I currently am working full time at a salon in downtown Milwaukee. In my free time I love playing volleyball, spending time with friends and family and/or binge watching tv shows! I have two cats at home named Henry and Blu and when I’m not home with them I’m usually on the volleyball court!

Why Do I Enjoy Coaching:
I love seeing girls have the passion that I had growing up playing volleyball. I’m obsessed with this sport and I’m never done learning. I like pushing girls to becoming the best player they can be and I love seeing their improvements from the beginning of the season to the end of the season. The girls teach me as much as I teach them. This sport truly has changed my life and I want to be apart of the change in these young players lives!

What Would I Tell My Girls About Playing On 16's:
Leave everything that you have on the court. Play your heart out. Never leave the court thinking that you could of done more. 

Favorite Volleyball Memory:
My favorite memories from volleyball was honestly my whole senior season for high school. Every game we won and loss were ones that I will remember forever. Those girls were my family and there are too many memorable moments to share good and bad we stuck it all out together! 

Favorite Movie:
I don’t like movies a ton but I love tv shows. Currently I’m watching vampire diaries for the 40th time. 

Favorite Restaurant:
Fixture Pizza