Where Are They Now?

Since Nicole Lantagne Welch accepted the challenge of becoming head coach for the reinvigorated University of Miami Hurricanes volleyball program, she has stressed one key element about the "U" that proves true to her team - as well as all Canes squads - FAMILY. Lantagne Welch has and always will continue to keep former players and alumni involved in the UMiami volleyball program, and she keeps in contact with many of them to this day. She also takes pride in knowing she has not only had a hand in coaching great volleyball players, but even better citizens that may have gone on to great things beyond the playing surface.

Since Nicole Lantagne Welch became head coach at the University of Miami in 2000.

Bridget Bomhack
• Resides in Chicago, Ill.
• Working at Groupon

Ariel Cooke
• Finishing fifth year in Architecture at the University of Miami, and studied abroad this past summer
• Serving as a student-assistant for the Hurricanes volleyball team in 2011

Sara Duncan
• Resides in Miami, Fla.
• Account Executive, Sales and Marketing Services at Royal Caribbean

Angelica Ellis
• Resides in Houston, Texas
• Marketing assistant for Neuralog - a company that designs hardware and software for the oil and gas industry
• Recently became a member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and the American Marketing Association (AMA)

Ann Gallo
• Resides in Chicago, Ill.
• Employed in transportation sales for C.H. Robinson

Marcela Gamarra
• Resides in Miami, Fla., with her husband, Jacob
• Employed at architect at Martinez & Alvarez Architects
• Continues to play in the Florida beach volleyball circuit in her spare time, as well as coaching beach volleyball for recreation

Carrie Frash
• Living in Boulder, Colo.
• Employed as a Content Manager on the Burger King account for Crispin Porter & Boguksy
• Plays sand and grass volleyball during the summers

Jamie Grass
• Resides in Manhattan Beach, Calif.
• Working as a Marketing/Advertising Regional Manager for Coldwell Banker Greater Los Angeles Company

Christina Hernandez
• Currently lives in Geneva, Ill.
• Attending nursing school

Mallorey James
• Resides in Littleton, Colo.
• Employed as a wedding/events coordinator for a company called The Pines at Genesee & The Pines Catering
• Plays volleyball on an indoor league with her sister - as the team took first place this past year in the highest division

Kaitlin Kozak
• Resides in Annapolis, Md.
• Serving as an assistant volleyball coach at the United States Naval Academy

Robin Lewullis
• Resides in Philadelphia, Pa.
• Employed as a medical sales associate for Orthopedic & Spine Technologies

Cassie Loessberg
• Lives in Sacramento, Calif.
• Serving in the United States Marine Corps Reserves
• Assistant volleyball coach at American River College
• Head JV coach and assistant varsity coach at Saint Francis High School
• Going to school for Paramedic/Fire Technology

Genny Mayhew
• Resides in College Park, Md.
• Working towards her Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Maryland

Ciara Michel
• Playing professional volleyball in Alemannia Aachen of Germany
• Traveled with the GB national team during the summer, traveling to Peru, Argentina and the United Kingdom
• While earning her master's degree in Australia, she worked for Foundation for Young Australians, which provides scholarships and education opportunities to underprivileged youth

Jill Robinson
• Resides in Miami, Fla.
• Co-founder of Next Step Athletics, LLC, which is a two-tiered company - which includes running satellite volleyball camps around the country, as well as being a website for people interested in the sports business industry
• Engineering Recruiter for Aerotek - a National Staffing Company

Leyre Santaella-Santé
• Resides in San Juan, P.R.
• Recently received a license to practice law in the federal courts in Puerto Rico
• Working as a law counselor for a medical company - Grupo Neonatal CSP in San Juan

Kristi Sprinkel
• Resides in Boston, Mass.
• Associate and PR Manager at CBT Architects - a 150-person professional design firm providing services in architecture, interior design and urban design
• Serves on the Board of Directors for SMPS Boston and Chair the organization's Membership Committee

Valeria Tipiana
• Resides in Raleigh, N.C.
• Works as a contracted analyst for the DEA
• Playing in grass and sand tournaments in North Carolina, as well as traveling to Atlanta sometimes for tournaments

Elizabeth Tyson
• Resides in Washington, D.C.
• Works as an Associate Counsel with the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, and the Office of Counsel to the Inspector General
• Also coaches volleyball on the side for recreation

Griffin Udelson
• Resides in West Hartford, Conn.
• Recently completed her first year of dental school at the University of Connecticut
• This past summer, she completed a research project in oral surgery on mandible fracture treatment

Ashley Woods
• Resides in Miami, Fla.
• Working as an assistant volleyball coach at the University of Miami
• Played professional volleyball in Benidorm, Spain
• Former assistant coach for volleyball at Nova Southeastern University