AMARILLO ELITE VOLLEYBALL
Graduated from Deming High School in 2006. My volleyball team and I won the 4A state championship my junior and senior year. I was All-State in volleyball and basketball. Went on to play volleyball at Rockhurst University. Returned to my home town where I was the head JV volleyball coach. Then moved to Amarillo to be closer to my family. This will be my second year coaching for AEV.
This is Haleigh’s 2nd year to be coaching for AEV. She played volleyball at Dumas High school and played college ball for 2 years at Frank Phillips College. Haleigh was a 2-Time Defensive Player of the Year at Dumas High School. She was also the Defensive Player of the Year at Frank Phillips College, as well as being a part of the All Conference Team. Haleigh is very excited to get back into coaching after having so much fun and success for her first 3 years.
This is Hannah’s first year coaching for AEV. She played for Amarillo Elite Volleyball for three years of club, prior to graduating from Borger High School in 2015. Hannah has been playing and been involved in the sport of volleyball for 16 years. During her time playing in high school, Hannah received All-district awards two years in a row and was Defensive Player of the Year in 2014. She is currently studying to become an English Teacher and Coach so that she can pursue her passion of helping youth fulfill their full potential in school and life. Hannah is excited to be involved in the organization that helped fuel her passion for volleyball.
My name is Selena Batiste, and I am a senior at West Texas A&M from Portland, Oregon. I am in my fourth year at WT as an outside hitter on the volleyball team. I am majoring in Business Management with a minor in Finance. This will be my third season coaching with AEV, coming off of coaching the 13-2s last year, and the 11-2s the year before.
This will be my first-year coaching club at AEV. However, I played for AEV for 6 years prior to graduating from high school. I am 2018 graduate from Highland Park High School, where I played volleyball all 4 years as a Libero. I was Region I, District 3: Defensive Player of Year (2016 & 2017), Co-MVP (2017); 1st Team All-District (2015); Amarillo Super Team HM (2016 & 2017); Selected to play in TAVC All-Star Tournament. I went on to play at Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, TX where I played my freshman year as a Defensive Specialist. I am currently back home in the Panhandle attending West Texas A&M University as an Exercise Sports Science Major.
AEV Assistant Director/Coach
Jonathan Clark graduated from Texas Tech in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Arts and Science, with a focus in Sports Management. This is Jonathan’s first year coaching for AEV.
Shelby Cox has 4 years of coaching experience and is currently the Assistant Volleyball Coach at Frank Phillips College. Previously, she coached at several club volleyball programs including, Wave Volleyball Club, Club One (both in Tulsa, Oklahoma) and Austin Juniors Volleyball.
Cox is from Austin, Texas, where she played at Austin Juniors for 5 years, her Junior year of high school she placed first at the Lone Star Classic Tournament and won a National Championship in Dallas. Following her high school career, she played at Division I Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. At Oral Roberts Cox started as a Freshman playing middle blocker. Her Sophomore year, Cox, earned most efficient hitter for the Golden Eagles with .299 hitting percentage. During her Junior year, she was recognized as Offensive Player of the week after earning 16 kills against Omaha. As a Senior Cox switched to Right Side Hitter and was awarded All Conference Team at the end of the season.
This is Krystal’s 4th year to coach for AEV.
She is currently working as an Educational Assistant at Carver Academy.
Krystal is also attending Amarillo College, working towards her degree in education.
Once she is finished at AC, she will transfer to WT to complete her bachelors.
Krystal has been playing volleyball since the 3rd grade.
She currently is coaching an 11’s team and enjoys coaching them as much as they enjoy learning the game.
“I am thankful to be apart of the Amarillo Elite Volleyball family!”
Played volleyball for Tascosa from 2002-2006. Played collegiate volleyball at ENMU in Portales, NM from 2006-2009 earning All-conference honors. Holds the record at ENMU for most digs in a season as well as in a career. After graduation, I served as the WT graduate assistant for volleyball from 2011-2013. I have coached club for 8+ years including clubs in Amarillo, San Antonio (IMPACT Volleyball) and Oklahoma City (PEAK). I recently got married and moved back to Amarillo and am excited to coach club in Amarillo again!
This is Madi’s first season to coach at AEV. She played volleyball all four years at Tascosa High School. Madi played club volleyball for years. Madi is now currently playing at Frank Phillips College, in a ds/Libero by position. She is a Psychology major. Welcome to our AEV Family!
This is my second year as a coach for AEV. I coached the 16-2s Canyon team last year. I am playing my third year of volleyball at West Texas A&M University as a setter for the Lady Buffs. I am studying Biology with an emphasis on Pre-Med to eventually become a Neuro oncologist. I was a two-year varsity letterman for Perry High School in Gilbert, Arizona. There is nothing I’d rather spend my free time doing. Coaching volleyball is my passion.
Lee is from Miami, Florida, specifically Davie, Florida (principal city in the Miami metropolitan area) and graduated in 2007.
She was a 6 sport athlete in high school of which was volleyball, basketball, softball, track, swimming and flag football! Lee is the oldest of 7 kids!
Lee started attending Hillsborough Community College in Tampa at 17 years old. She played 2 years of volleyball, then transferred to the University of Alaska in Anchorage. Played RS/S with a 40 inch vertical & ran track. She was part of a Regional Conference Champion with Honorable Mention in GNAC.
Still having some eligibility, Lee moved to Dallas and started coaching at Madfrog Club Prep until she was picked up in a tournament and snagged a spot at WTAMU in Canyon, Texas. As a Lady Buff, won a Conference Championship, Regional Championship and finished Senior season at the National Championships in the final 4. She then moved back to Dallas to coach, while training and doing lessons shortly after.
Working with Madfrog 8 seasons, Lee has coached all ages 9-18, who all have finished top 10 in the nation. Every athlete who wanted to go to college, went on to play at the college level and to play in all divisions. This past season, her teams qualified in Open divisions and the younger age groups all finished top 3 at AAU top levels.
Lee loves the Texas Panhandle! She fell in love with the Amarillo area her Senior year at WTAMU. She owns her own mental training business called GETRU COACHING, which provides 3 major components to performance training (mental, physical & spiritual). She was saved, then baptized by her father, who is a pastor in McKinney, Texas. He has a church called, The Amazing Church of McKinney.
“I absolutely love what I do and I am honored to do it for a living. I’m excited to be a part of Amarillo Elite Volleyball!
Member at Large/Borger Representative/Coach
Clark Inskeep comes to AEV with a combined 25 seasons of coaching in the public schools and club. Clark has coached at Dumas Jr. High, Dumas High, Randall High, Bushland High, Club Amarillo, and Amarillo Elite volleyball. While at Randall and Dumas he gained valuable coaching skills and insight to develop players and what make a team successful. During his 3 years as a head coach at Bushland his teams were very successful. Each season finishing 1st in district, and making it to the regional semifinals during his time at Bushland High. In 2010 he lead the Lady Falcons to semifinalist at the State Tournament. Clark loves the game of volleyball and seeing players compete on the court. He believes volleyball prepares kids for life as adult through, team work, discipline, and creating a strong work ethic.
Ginger Inskeep has coached for AEV for the past 5 years. Ginger also coached for Club Amarillo for 3 seasons in the past and she assisted her husband Clark Inskeep for 3 years at Dumas High. Ginger has a deep understanding of the game of volleyball and is an expert at team dynamics and stats. Ginger enjoys impacting and shaping young girls into the young ladies they will become as adults.
This is Abbee’s 8th year of coaching for AEV. She coached at the high school level for 7 years. She is currently working at Region 16 as the Science and GT specialist.
Anslee Jefferies graduated from WTAMU in 2013 with a degree in interdisciplinary studies and in 2017 she graduated with her Masters in Educational Leadership. She has several years of coaching experience. This will be Anslee’s 8th year of coaching for AEV. Anslee has ran the 12s and under program for AEV. She was the Palo Duro Assistant Coach for the past four years. In May, she was named as the Head Coach at Palo Duro.
This is my 8th year coaching for AEV. I’ve coached from 11 to 16 year olds. My sisters and dad have joined me in coaching for many years. I do it for the girls and for them to love the sport! I am a P.E. Teacher and I absolutely love it!
Barney Jefferies isn’t new to the volleyball world. Barney has over 15 years of experience coaching volleyball at all ages/levels. His volleyball career started when his girls were young over twenty years ago. He currently works for Solary Inc. and continues coaching for AEV. Coaching is his passion.
Essence played in high school at both Tascosa and Amarillo High School as a Middle Hitter. She was a part of the third place in state team at Amarillo High school and 1st team all-district honorable mention at Tascosa High School.
Essence went on to play college ball at Panhandle State University and was 2 time Aggie player of the week. She played club for AEV for 5 years. We are excited to have Essence back in Amarillo and at AEV coaching!
This will be my third year coaching for AEV. I have co-coached an 11-2 and 17-2 team the past two years. I am currently a senior at West Texas A&M and play volleyball for the Lady Buffs as an outside hitter/ defensive specialist. I am getting my degree in Sports and Exercise Science with a minor in Psychology. I am from the Dallas Fort Worth area and went to Grapevine High School.
This is my fifth year to coach for AEV but I have been a part of the AEV family since I was 13 years
old. I played club volleyball for AEV for 6 years and went to Nationals 5 out of those 6 years. I graduated
high school from Amarillo High in 2010 as a dual-sport athlete. I helped win two 5A volleyball state
championships in 2008 & 2009 as well as played varsity basketball for three years. I went on to play
Division II college volleyball for Midwestern State University as a middle blocker. I was a starter for
all 4 years of my undergrad and a team captains my junior and senior years. I graduated in 2014 with
a degree in Exercise Physiology and went on to earn my master’s degree in Sports Management
from WTAMU in 2016. I married my husband, Stephan Lamberson, June 11 th of that year so we are
going on our 4 th year of marriage! This is my fifth year working at WTAMU in Instructional
Technology Services as a multimedia production specialist.
My name is Bethany Lankford and this will be my 2nd season coaching club Volleyball! I grew up in Dumas where I played middle hitter and was on the state winning team in 1998. I also played middle hitter for 4 years at Lubbock Christian University where we made it to the National Tournament three out of four seasons! I am happily married to my amazing husband, Trent, who coaches girls basketball at Amarillo High. We have two children. Hannon is 13, and she will be playing her 4th season of club volleyball. My son Mason is 10 and loves all sports! I am excited to be a part of AEV and looking forward to another great year!
My name is Cree Lespierre. I am from Dallas, Texas and I am currently a student athlete at West Texas A&M playing volleyball. I am currently a graphic design major and I plan to use it for interior design.
I have played volleyball for 11 years in the front row as a lefty. I have coached at the volleyball school, in Katy, TX, from ages 10-16. I’ve had very good success from it. I am very passionate about volleyball and excited to see what the future holds for me.
Terry and Renee Lichtie
Terry and Renee have 22 years of coaching experience. They have made 4 trips to USA Nationals and 1 to AAU Nationals. “We love to teach kids and promote the game of volleyball.” This will make Terry and Renee’s 7th club season with AEV! Renee has been a therapist for 21 years in Dumas. They have 3 married children and 6 grandchildren, whom they love very much! We are blessed to have these two in our program!
Branda Morales is on her 4th season with Amarillo Elite Volleyball and is on her 11th season as a Volleyball Coach in Amarillo. She graduated from Caprock High School where she played Volleyball and Softball. She went on to get her degree in Exercise Sports Science and Education from Texas State University. After Graduation, her and her husband, Jerry, returned to Amarillo where she accepted a teaching/coaching position. She has since returned to her alma mater and is currently the Head Volleyball Coach at Caprock High School. Branda and Jerry have four kids, Easton 20 months, Brooke 3, Berklee 10, and Grace 11. Grace and Berklee are about to start their 4th season as athletes in the AEV program.
Jenni played volleyball for Randall High School from 1995-1997 and played club from 1991-1998. She has coached club for 10+ years. Took a few years break for family and have been back coaching for AEV since 2017.
This is Addy’s 2nd coaching season with AEV. She has 4 years of club experience, but has been around volleyball for years prior. Addy played Outside, Middle, Right Side, and Setter at Highland Park High school with many accolades. She also had opportunities with having experience in all positions throughout her career. She played 4 years of club ball for Amarillo Elite.
• 2014 District 1-3A All District Honorable Mention
• 2015 District 1-3A All District First Team Setter
• 2016 & 2017 District 1-3A All District MVP
• 2017 USA Volleyball High Performance A2 Training Camp
• 2015 Highland Park Offensive Player of the Year
• 2017 Highland Park Volleyball MVP
• TGCA All State 2016 & 2017
• TAVC All State 2016 & 2017
• TAVC Preseason Players to Watch 2017
• 2016 Texas Sports Writers’ Association All State
• 2017 TAVC All Star
• 2017 Golden Spread All Star
My name is Ryan Purcell and I have been married to my husband Ryan for 13 years. We have 3 children, Gage, Ty and Keeli . My daughter has been my faithful sidekick since day one and this is her first year to play for AEV. I have had the honor of coaching her this year and it has been great!! This is my 7th year coaching for AEV and I love every minute of it. I love the game and have enjoyed being able to spread that love to others.
This is my second year coaching with AEV and I have loved every minute of it! I played club volleyball for 9 years and for the majority of the time I was a libero. I graduated from Randall High School in 2016 where I played volleyball and got third in state my senior year. I went on to play college volleyball at East Texas Baptist University. I am currently in nursing school and absolutely love it. When I am not coaching or studying I love to hangout with my family.
I began playing volleyball for Trinity Fellowship Christian School, which later became Arbor Academy. Because of the influence of my coach at the time, I developed a desire to do the same and started that journey as the 7th grade coach for Faith Christian School in Grapevine, TX. After moving back to Amarillo, I took a few years off and began coaching 7th grade at San Jacinto Christian where I continued to coach for 6 years, moving up to JV. During the off-season for school ball, I began coaching club volleyball with PVP and coached there for 8 years, coaching ages 13-17. After taking a year off, I just recently finished my 3rd season with AEV and have loved every minute!
Briana Smith has coached for 6 year’s and 4 with AEV. This will be her 7th year and 5th year with AEV. She is married to Dusty Smith and they have a new baby boy, 6 months old named Beckett.
Madison is a Senior at Dalhart high school, where she has played for the varsity volleyball team for three years. She has played on National teams for AEV for the past three years.
Madison was MVP sophomore and junior year, best offensive player junior year, academic all district sophomore and junior year, 1st team all district sophomore and junior year, and a member of National Honors Society. AEV is very excited to have Madison coach her 1st club season with AEV!
Samantha, Sam for short, played volleyball and threw discus in track, while in high school. After she graduated, Sam started reffing her freshman year of college for both UIL and club volleyball, and has reffed for three years. Sam is now in her senior year in college and on the road to getting her Bachelors degree in graphic design at West Texas A&M University! This will be Sam’s first year coaching and with AEV. AEV is very excited to have Sam join our coaching staff!
My names Sydney Vorheis! I am a junior at WTAMU and I am pursuing a degree in Science Education to become a teacher and a coach. I went to school in Levelland and was part of the varsity volleyball and track team. I played one year of college volleyball at Frank Phillips Junior College. This will be my 3rd year to coach for AEV and I want to be able teach athletes to be mentally strong and fearless when it comes to the game: simple to complex!
*4-year Varsity Letterman
• 2003- All-State, Team MVP, District MVP
• 2004 – All-State
• 2005 – All State, Team MPV, District MVP, Golden Spread All-Star Game MVP
*Undefeated in Lonestar Conference Play for entire career. Career record of 143-21.
• 2006 – Lonestar Conference Champs, Final Four finisher for Division II Volleyball
• 2007 – All-American, LSC Setter of the Year, LSC 1st Team, LSC Academic All-Conference, 1st Team All Region, Dean’s List, Final Four finisher for Division II Volleyball
• 2008 – All-American, LSC Pre-Season Setter of the Year, LSC Setter of the Year, LSC 1st Team, LSC Academic All-Conference, 1st Team All Region, Dean’s List
• 2009 – All-American, LSC Pre-Season Setter of the Year, LSC Setter of the Year, LSC 1st Team, LSC Academic All-Conference, 1st Team All Region, Dean’s List, Dick Bynum Award
• 2019 – Inducted into the 2018 class for the West Texas A&M Hall of Champions
• 2010 & 2011 – Dalhart Assistant Volleyball Coach
• 2012 Tascosa High School Assistant Volleyball Coach
• 2014 Club Coach
Married to Josh Young since 2010 and together have two sons: Dyer (6) and Chesley (3). Took a hiatus from coaching while sons are little. Currently teaching at Crockett Middle School and will graduate in December with Masters in Education for School Counseling.