15-Iona Roster

Coach

Iona Lofrano

Operations Manager

Natalia Gonzalez

Coach

Natalia Gonzalez has over 20 years of volleyball experience, both as a player and a coach. Originally from Covina, CA, Gonzalez graduated from South Hills High School where she helped lead the Huskies to the CIF-SS Div. II-A finals and CIF State Tournament. As a senior, Gonzalez earned All-CIF honors and was named the San Gabriel Valley Tribune Player of the Year.

She attended California State University, Los Angeles and played for the Golden Eagles’ NCAA Div. II volleyball team while earning Magna Cum Laude honors and graduating with a B.A. in Psychology in 2011. While at Cal State LA, Gonzalez led the Golden Eagles in kills in each of her last two seasons and earned All-California Collegiate Athletic Association Honors as a senior. An outstanding student, she also earned Cal State L.A.’s Division of Intercollegiate Athletics’ Academic Achievement Award in her final two years with the program and earned CoSIDA All-District Academic honors as well as a junior. From 2012 to 2013, Gonzalez played volleyball professionally in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Gonzalez began coaching in 2009, earning valuable experience at both San Gabriel Elite and Pacific Juniors Volleyball Club. In 2012, she was an assistant coach for the Campbell Hall varsity boys program in North Hollywood, and helped lead the Vikings to an Alpha League Title, CIF-SS Div. IV Semi-Finals, and the CIF Southern California Div. III Regional Finals. In 2013, Gonzalez became the Girls’ Varsity Head Coach at her alma mater, South Hills High. During her three years with the Huskies, Gonzalez earned a teaching credential and M.A.Ed in Special Education from Azusa Pacific University. In 2016, she became the Varsity Girls Head Coach at Patriot High School in Jurupa Valley, CA. Gonzalez helped lead the Warriors to two CIF-SS tournament appearances and an undefeated River-Valley League championship in 2017.

Recently relocated to North San Diego County, Gonzalez teaches at Bear Valley Middle School in Escondido.

Practice Schedule

Tuesday/Thursday 3:30-5:30PM
Sunday 4-6PM

Tournament Schedule

Schedule PDF
SCVA Schedule

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