Arizona High Performance 

Team Set to Compete

The Arizona Region of USA Volleyball is proud to announce its High Performance team that will compete against other High Performance teams from all over the United States and other countries in the 2002 Salt Lake VolleyClassic  to be held from July 23-28 Salt Lake City.

This High Performance team is the second one Arizona has had and only one of a handful of programs across the country. The High performance Program is used as a pipeline for talent from the Regional level up through the National and eventually the Olympic level of USA Volleyball.  USA Volleyball officials and coaches will watch the teams competing in the VolleyClassic to see if any of the participants might be Olympic material in the next quadrennial. In the future they are looking to expand in the boys program.

 The uniqueness of this HP offering from Arizona is its diversity.  Almost 30 girls tried out from all parts of the State.  While the majority of the athletes that tried out were from the Phoenix metro area, players from Tucson, Sierra Vista, Show Low and the Navajo Reservation were selected for the squad.  While 16 were chosen only 12 will travel to Utah.

The coach selected by USA Volleyball to head this second year is Glendale Community College head coach for women’s volleyball, Lisa Stuck. Stuck was selected for this position because of her strong background in volleyball. Her coaching experience at Arizona colleges dates back to 1991.  Stuck said she can bring her personal experience and her knowledge to the team and players.

 “ I have been in their position and I have been coaching for a long time.  I think this combination is important,” Stuck said.

Stuck’s assistant coaches are Uyen Cao, assistant coach at Glendale Community College and Molly West, the head volleyball coach  at Desert Vista High School


 Lisa Stuck - Head Coach of 2002 Arizona Region HP Team

 623-845-3048             e-mail

 Harold Cranswick - Commissioner of the Arizona Region


Becky Hudson - Office Manager for the Arizona Region

602-454-1367             e-mail

Uyen Cao - Assistant HP Coach

602-843-6489                e-mail

Molly West - Assistant HP Coach

480-759-3699                e-mail

          Eric Hodgson - HP Director and Media Contact

          623-878-8361                cell phone 602-291-9663

  HP Athletes                             AZ Hometown 

    Kristy Herrington                            Glendale                               

    Kristina Stewart                              Glendale                            

    Aubrey Pancratz                             Chandler                              

    Brittany Whitely                            Sierra Vista                         

    Laura Bliss                                      Phoenix                                

    Johanna Begay                                Tuba City                    

    Kyra Thompson                                Tucson                            

    Marina Mercer                               Chandler                             

    Leah Lathrop                                  Phoenix                                   

    April Welch                                    Phoenix                   

    Andrea Ashkie                               Pinon                                    

    Haley Ewing                                  Phoenix                                  

    Shawntela Martinez                       Clifton                                     

    Kami DeWitt                                Mesa