15-Iona Team Page2018-11-12T17:59:39+00:00

15-Iona Roster

Sophia Apostolakos
Emily Burris
Nadia Ciminelli
Sophie Collins
Ashlynn Craven
Carly Diago
Annika Jaksch
Abigail Lin
Talia Thessen

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

TBD

Tournament Schedule

Schedule PDF
SCVA Schedule

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Your Support Staff

Aimee Asebroek

Coaching Director

Players would describe Aimee’s coaching style as, “tough but fair, passionate, focused on technique and ball control, never mad or yelling but positive, smiling and nurturing.”

Aimee Asebroek graduated with honors from the University of California, Irvine in 2005 where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Spanish and her minor in Educational Studies. At UC Irvine, she was the president and captain of the women’s club volleyball team for three years, earning the SCCVL Player of the Year award her last three years. Aimee was also the President of the Southern California Collegiate Volleyball league.

Aimee started her club coaching career with North County Volleyball Club’s 12 and under team at the age of 19, and has since coached at SoCal Volleyball Club. She has coached teams at every age group and level for girls, and the 14s and 16s level for boys. She has also run camps and coached for the City of Vista, Club Strictly Volleyball and North County Volleyball Club.

Aimee has coached at San Marcos High School and assisted at AIAA Conference Champion Cal State San Marcos University, and worked closely with their head coach, A.I.I. Volleyball Coach of the Year, Andrea Leonard on both the coaching and recruiting side. She spent 4 years as the Varsity Coach at Vista High School. She has worked closely with her volleyball mentor, Olympian Mary Jo Peppler to develop a curriculum for SoCal that ensures a player will have the same technically driven experience from coach to coach and team to team.

Aimee believes that consistent technical work and feedback are a must for ALL ages and skill levels but that developing and maintaining teamwork skills and great attitudes are even more critical. For her, there is an overriding emphasis on enjoying the experience as a whole and creating a lifelong love for the game. Aimee also stresses consistent hard work and respect for one another and coaches. She teaches her coaches to be kind, fair, consistent and disciplined with their kids.

Audrey Green

General Manager

General Manager, B.A. Psychology UCSD, M.S. Applied Clinical Nutrition New York Chiropractic College
Audrey Green graduated from San Marcos High School in 2005. A dual sport athlete, Green began her collegiate career playing basketball on athletic scholarship at SDSU. The following year she transferred schools and sports to Palomar College refocusing on volleyball. In her sophomore campaign Green earned AVCA All-American, 1st Team All-State, and Pacific Coast Conference Player of the Year accolades while leading the Comets to a first place finish in the PCC. Green completed her athletic and undergraduate career at Division II powerhouse UCSD, earning a degree in psychology while competing for head coaches Tom Black (now at LMU and U.S. National Team) and U.S. Olympian Ricci Luyties. Green has over 10 years of experience coaching volleyball and basketball from ages 7 to adult.

Ben Moselle

Member Finance Coordinator

Volleyball & Fitness Instructor, B.A. Economics from UCLA, M.B.A. from UC Irvine 
  • NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
  • ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
  • AAHF “Jr.Fit” Youth Fitness Specialty Certification
  • Functional Movement Systems (FMS) Certified
Ben Moselle graduated from San Dieguito High School (Encinitas) in 1993, and played on three national championship teams at UCLA (’95, ’96 and ’98), earning AVCA All-American honors in 1998. When Ben graduated with a degree in economics that year, he shared (with Kevin Wong) the UCLA team record for most aces in a single match.
Moselle was volunteer assistant coach for the Rutgers University men’s club team in 1999 while training for a stint playing professional volleyball in Holland. Moselle then went on to earn an MBA degree at UC Irvine in 2002. Since that time, Moselle has conducted small-group fitness classes and coached club volleyball in the San Diego area.
Ben’s true passion is fitness. As a strength and conditioning specialist, his goal is to help SoCal players gain a physical advantage and stay healthy throughout their athletic careers and beyond. As a volleyball coach, Ben embraces players’ individual talents and instincts, promoting “volley-I.Q.” development rather than stressing technical X’s, O’s and angles.
Moselle has been a San Marcos resident since 2002. His full-time job is in publishing. In his spare time, he breeds saltwater clownfish “Nemos” and grows corals.

Gwen Alden

Owner, Healthwest

Patient, Thoughtful, Competitive
Volleyball Instructor, B.S. Health Science in Physical Therapy, University of Missouri
  • Specializes in u12-u13 age group
  • Licensed Physical Therapist

Gwen’s players would describe her as soft-spoken yet intense and motivating.  Specializing in the younger age groups, Gwen’s teams have all undergone vast transformations.  She has high expectations from her kids and they thrive in her team environment.

Gwen recently moved here from Atsugi, Japan. There, she coached girls teams in the Morale, Welfare, and Recreation volleyball leagues.

Gwen was born and raised in Lawrence, Kansas where she was on a nationally ranked team her senior year in high school. She accepted a volleyball scholarship to the University of Missouri and played for the Tigers from 1991-1994. During her tenure, Gwen won several student-athlete awards, including NSCA All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year, Phillips 66 All-Big Eight Team Awards and All-Big Eight Conference Team.

Since college, Gwen has worked in her career field as a physical therapist, raised three girls and traveled around the world with her husband and his career.

Iona Lofrano

Operations Manager

Linda Suster

Store Manager

Linda Suster is originally from the Big Island of Hawai’i and was a SoCal mom for 12 years before taking over the store in 2017.  Married to her husband, Mike, for 29 years, she’s a mother of five adult(ish) kids (and three doggies) who is always on the hunt for the coolest and most comfortable high quality apparel for the store.  Linda also does driftwood art which you will see hanging in the Peace Cafe.  With her island background and SoCal spirit, she is striving to bring some girl power and aloha to the store.  Stop by and say hi sometime!

Patricia Doherty

Office Manager