Coach Christel Frey
Hello everyone! I’m Christel Frey (soon to be Mrs. Strutz) and I am from South Milwaukee. I teach 3rd and 4th grade at St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Cudahy. Volleyball has been something I have always enjoyed! I played for four years at Wisconsin Lutheran High School before going to Wisconsin Lutheran College where I played basketball. This year at St. Paul’s I have had the opportunity to coach b-team volleyball and I am looking forward to being able to do that with the Junior Vikings program as well! My goal for this year is to help each player improve her basic skills from the first day of practice to the last and to instill in them good teamwork. I am excited to meet everyone and for the upcoming season!
Coach Alaina Poppe
I grew up in Brookfield and went to St. John’s Wauwatosa. I then attended Wisconsin Lutheran College where I played volleyball as a libero. After high school, I went to Wisconsin Lutheran College where I played volleyball for one year. I got my degree in Early Childhood Education and am a second grade teacher at St. John’s Milwaukee. I reside in New Berlin with my husband. This is my sixth year coaching at the 11’s level and am looking forward to a great season!!
Coach Taylor Chladek
I am from West Allis. I played club volleyball for 9 years with West Allis Lightning and Southwest Volleyball Club. I also played varsity volleyball for four years at Nathan Hale High School. I graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran College, and work at Atonement Lutheran School in Milwaukee. This is my first year coaching with Junior Vikings and I am looking forward to it! My goals for the season are to always play our best, play as a team, have fun, and be a good sport!
Coach Jason Chladek
I am from Shawano, Wisconsin and will be coaching alongside my cousin Taylor. I have played volleyball with Green Bay Power Club. I have coached at St. Paul’s Lutheran Middle School and North Star Volleyball Club. This is my first year coaching for Junior Vikings. My goals for this season are to stay positive, improve each and every day, and have fun. Taylor and I agree that we are both looking forward to meeting a whole new team and working together to make it a successful season.
I’m from Hartford and have been playing volleyball since middle school. I played for Eclipse volleyball club throughout my high school career. I’m a middle hitter on the Wisconsin Lutheran College volleyball team and am a nursing student at the college. This is my second year coaching the 13s team for Junior Vikings. I look forward to creating a strong team offensively and defensively and improving the team throughout the season.
Hello! My name is Sophie Warner and I am from a small, northwestern town called Clear Lake. I started playing volleyball in middle school and played on the varsity level starting my sophomore year of high school. I am currently attending Carroll University with a major in Exercise Science and an emphasis in Physical Therapy. I also started playing for the club team at Carroll last year, but turned it down in order to coach for Junior Viking! I am super excited for my second season with Junior Vikings and am hoping to bring the girls to a more competitive level, while also building a great team dynamic!
I am a junior at Wisconsin Lutheran College. I have played volleyball since I was 11 years old. I played for multiple clubs when I was growing up and continued on to Wisconsin Lutheran High School and played all four years as a setter. I am now at Wisconsin Lutheran College where I study Communications as well as play on the volleyball team. I have been coaching with Junior Vikings for three years going on to my fourth. I have coaches for both the 14s and 11s teams. I look forward to being back with the 14 year olds this year and cannot wait to see where this year takes us!