Acers Volleyball Club

Coaching Staff

Our Acers Coaches


Operations manager & 12s Head Coach

Carol Smith

Carol has played women's and co-ed Indoor 6s and outdoor triples and quads since 1979 at both UW-Green Bay club and UW-Madison club. Carol started coaching her daughter's 5th grade team in 2001 in the MAISL. She has coached club volleyball for the past 15 years with multiple clubs, working with ages 12s through 16s. Carol continues to learn and grow in volleyball by attending multiple coaching clinics.

Impact Certified

Safe Sport Certified

Key Point to Remember: Be a student of the game. It is an ever changing game and it is as much a sport of the mind as it is of the body.


13s head coach

Hannah Guenther

I have played volleyball for over 5 years and have loved the sport since middle school. I was a setter for about half of my career then switched to libero, as I fell in love with the idea of diving and getting saves. I have played school ball at Mount Horeb, club with Wisconsin Select and Acers, and beach volleyball with Acers. I spent this past summer as the assistant beach coach, which was my first experience in coaching. I am very excited to work with all these lovely ladies and their amazing talent this 2017-2018 season!

Impact Certified

Safe Sport Certified


14s Head Coach

Sammi Yozamp

Sammi Yozamp is a former Acers VBC player, now returning as a coach. Sammi earned varsity letters playing with the Sun Prairie High School Volleyball team and played with a variety of local club teams. For two years Sammi coached the Spring Hill Middle School Volleyball Team in Wisconsin Dells. Sammi is a teacher in the Waunakee School District and a 2014 graduate from UW-Eau Claire. Now, back in the Madison area, Sammi is excited to coach with a club she loved as a player. 

Impact Certified

Safe Sport Certified

Key Point to Remember: This sport has made my life better in so many ways and I hope to share that joy with others. Practice hard, play hard, be a good teammate and great things will happen.

15s head coach

Rachel Smith

I played high school ball at Oregon and played club volleyball at Acers. I coached one year as the JV coach at Oregon High School and currently coach the JV1 team at Parkview High School.
I have been coaching club for six years at the 15's level. I really enjoy this age because I feel like they have a lot to learn still and are still developing as players. I still enjoy playing whenever I can and regularly play in many leagues year round. In my time away from volleyball I enjoy being outside, seeing movies and spending time with my 7 year old son. I currently live in Belleville, WI and work as a dental assistant in Madison, WI where I have been for 6 years.

Impact Certified                                              

Safe Sport Certified

Key Point to Remember: Practice how you want to play.

15s Assistant Coach

Lauren Spierings

I have played volleyball since 7th grade and I am a former Acer joining for my first year of coaching. I played high school ball at Oregon and have played for Capital Volleyball Academy and Acers in the past.

Impact Certified

Safe Sport Certified

Key Point to Remember:  Always rely on and better your team because that will truly bring you together and form a dynamic unit to be proud of!

16s head coach

Bri Wethal

In high school, I played at Oregon and with Capital Volleyball Academy on the top team for 4 years. I have very fond memories traveling throughout the United State and even to Europe. In college, I played NCAA Division II volleyball at Michigan Tech University as a MB/RS. Recently, I began my coaching career this fall as the varsity assistant for Parkview and I cannot wait to pass my volleyball knowledge on.

Impact Certified

Safe Sport Certified

Key Point to Remember: Always be open and willing to change. Without change, no growth will occur and without growth you will remain the same.

16s Assistant Coach

Caitlin Bundy

I have played high school volleyball at Oregon High School and also played club volleyball at Midwest Juniors and Capital Volleyball Academy.  I have assisted with summer volleyball camps throughout my high school career, but this is my first year coaching club.  I miss the excitement and game of volleyball, so I am very excited to get back in the gym and teach others.

Impact Certified

Safe Sport Certified

Key Point to Remember: Never let success get to your head and never let failure get to your heart

club director, 17s head coach, & beach head coach

Kelsey Smith

I have spent the last 16 years involved with volleyball in some way and this game is absolutely my passion. I began playing in fifth grade and haven't stopped yet. In high school, I played at Oregon HS and with Acers, as well as one season at WI Select. I played NCAA Division I Volleyball at the University of North Florida as a Libero/DS. I also played in the first ever season of NCAA Division I Beach Volleyball at UNF, winning a Conference Championship in 2012. At the end of the collegiate career, I moved home to Wisconsin and spent three years coaching 17s with Fox Valley Thunder VBC in Oshkosh. I made the move to Oregon two years ago and am happy to be back home at Acers. This will be my third year coaching with Acers and my first year taking on the role of Club Director. I am also the Varsity coach at Parkview High School, which has been a wonderful experience so far. As a coach, I hope that my players are able to learn from me so much more than volleyball.

CAP I Certified

Impact Certified                                              

Safe Sport Certified

Key Point to Remember: Team sports are about confidence, leadership, and life skills that go beyond the gym. I hope to pass along my passion for volleyball to the next generation while encouraging them to be the best players, teammates, and people they can be.