Brenda is the founder and Director of Tampa North Volleyball Club. She is starting this new club using her 30+ years of volleyball experiences.
For 11 years she successfully coached Division 1 volleyball. As the Head Coach at Eastern Illinois from 2000 to 2004, she recorded an 82-72 record over five seasons. There she helped revitalize a Panthers program, making the NCAA tournament in 2001 playing Arizona State in the first round. In 2004 the Panthers captured a share of the Ohio Valley Conference title. Brenda left Eastern Illinois when she became the Head Coach at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale Illinois. She spent seven seasons as the head coach at Southern Illinois. During that time she led the Salukis to an 85-89 record, and helped establish a school record RPI of 107 in 2009.
She has worked as an assistant coach at two Division II NCAA programs as well as consulting and coaching with USAV Club programs in her local areas of Southern Illinois, Austin, Texas and most recently Tampa, Florida. Brenda was a teacher and Head Coach at every level within the State of Illinois system, including Club, High School, Junior College and Division 1 NCAA programs.
Her collegiate coaching experiences have included many honors and successes at both the team and individual level. At the NJCAA level she led the Parkland Cobras to a 1999 NJCAA National Championship.
Brenda has either been a coach, consultant or founder with a USAV club team in every area where she has lived. This started with her founding and directing of the Prime Time Volleyball Club in 1995 in Champaign Illinois. She has worked and coached with numerous other clubs ever since. This continued passion has led her to begin the Tampa North Volleyball Club.
- 2015-2016 – Saint Leo University Assistant Coach (Division 2)
- 2014-2015 – St Edward’s University Assistant Coach (Division 2)
- 2005-2011 – Southern Illinois University Head Coach (Division 1)
- 2000-2005 – Eastern Illinois University Head Coach (Division 1)
- 1990-2000 – Parkland College Head Coach (NJCAA)
- 1984-1989 – Hume Shiloh High School Coach
- 2015-2016 – Tampa United 14
- 2014-2015 – Texas Shock VBC – Consultant
- 2012-2014 – Southern Illinois VBC 14
- 2001-2005 – Prime Time VBC JrHi/Youth Director • 1995-2000 – Prime Time VBC Director
- Master of Science; University of Illinois, 1989
- Bachelor of Science in Physical Education; Millikin University, 1984
Fiona Monday (Bolten)
Hello! I am excited to be part of such a great club! I have been coaching for over 20 years at every level from Division I college to elementary school volleyball. I love helping kids become confident, competitive, smart, healthy, responsible, successful, happy young adults! I’ve had the privilege to play collegiate volleyball at University of Kentucky and Florida State University, where I was a setter. I played high school volleyball at Berkeley Prep where we won four state titles. I also played club volleyball for Tampa Bay Juniors, under Director, Randy Dagostino.
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, a Master’s degree in Sport Administration, and an Associate’s degree in Physical Therapist Assistant. I currently work as a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant and Mom! I have two wonderful daughters and a very supportive, loving husband. I am honored to be around Coach Brenda and her staff. We are all committed to having your child be a great volleyball player and person! Please let me know how I can help you…….GO TAMPA NORTH!
Kellie grew up in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania and began playing volleyball in the 7th grade at her Jr/Senior High School. She was a five-year varsity player and played all around as a back-row setter and front row right side hitter. Kellie was a four-year captain and one of the all-conference top players. During her time in high school she played year-round by participating in various local camps, tournaments, and intramural/club leagues. After high school, she attended a branch campus of Penn State University for two years to play volleyball. She went on to set a new kill record for her school while helping her team to the final four championship. She was named first team honorable mention and a two-time player of the week. After playing for two years she transferred to Penn State University Park where she finished pursuing her degree in Recreation Management. In addition to her one year of collegiate coaching experience she also brings with her over five years of experience coaching JV/Varsity girls’ volleyball. She recently moved to Florida and is now teaching PE at a local elementary school. She is looking forward to becoming a new member of the Tampa North family!
Hailey Aguilar comes to Tampa North from the Chicago suburban area where she played for Oswego East High School and the Sports Performance Volleyball Club (SPVB). In high school she also earned a spot on the USA Volleyball High Performance A1 Red team, winning the gold medal in 2014.
She attended East Tennessee State University where she won the starting Libero position as a freshman and was awarded SoCon Freshman All Conference team, All Tournament at the Clemson Classic and the SoCon Defensive Player of the Week. She continued playing at ETSU all 4 years amassing over 1300 digs and 200 assists and maintained a 4.2 dig/set average as the starting libero. Her team won the SoCon Conference Championship Tournament in 2017 and played in the NCAA Tournament in 2017 and in 2018, her school was the first mid-major team ever to win an at large bid into the NCAA Tournament. She graduated in 2019 with a Bachelor’s in interdisciplinary studies (focus on Business) with a minor in Merchandising and Marketing. She also spent 2 club seasons being an Assistant Coach with the KVC club in Tennessee.
Ashley has been playing volleyball for over 8 years. She started playing for her high school and played club volleyball after high school season completed. After high school she continued to play for her university on their beach volleyball team. I graduated from the University of South Florida in 2019 with two degrees, one in Psychology and the other in Anthropology. My love for volleyball has no end and I am excited to share this love with other young aspiring athletes
Avery grew up in Lakeland, Florida and began playing volleyball at the age of 11. She moved to Tampa to attend Steinbrenner High School where she was a four-year varsity letter winner, four year district champion, and the all-time kill record holder with 772. She was named First Team for the Lutz Laker as a sophomore and First Team for the Tampa Bay Times as a junior and senior.
After high school, Avery was granted a full scholarship to Saint Leo University. In her three years at Saint Leo, she assisted the team in making two conference appearances as well as becoming Conference Champions in 2016. For her senior year Avery transferred to Southeastern University in Lakeland, where she was granted another full scholarship. She was an impact player, leading the Fire to their first conference championship win in school history. The Sun Conference named her “Player of the Week” for two consecutive weeks, as well as awarding her to First Team All-Sun Conference. In addition, she was awarded to the AVCA All-Southeast Region Team. She scored 290 kills and 271 digs in her senior season alone.
Avery has a strong passion for this sport and likes to coach girls of any age. She has been a coach for Tampa North for three years and is currently in her second year of assistant coaching at Southeastern University. She has planned, directed, and coached multiple camps and clinics including Saint Leo All Skills Camp, Southeastern University Camp, and Southeastern University Nike Camp. She hopes to help our players develop the type of love she has for the sport and hopes to lead our players to greatness on and off the court.
Coach Jamiel is originally from Cleveland, Ohio. She grew up playing softball, basketball, volleyball and running track through her high school days. In college, Jamiel was on the track and field team and later joined her school’s all girl lacrosse team. Since graduating she has coached track and field at the high school level and has coached volleyball in high school, in local community programs and has spent 3 years at Tampa North.
She loves and appreciates all things sports – the athleticism, the discipline and commitment, the excitement and the teamwork.
This is Tayler Pallotta’s first year working with Tampa North’s U11 & U10 teams. She recently moved to the Tampa area and has experience as an athlete, a coach, & a trainer.
Tayler Pallotta as a player: from Scranton, PA where she graduated from the University of Scranton in 2013 with a B.S. in Liberal Studies and as a four-year letter winner with the Lady Royals basketball team, while also earning a spot as captain her junior year. She played in 100 games during her career, including 37 starts. Tayler attended Dunmore High School 2005-2009, lettered in basketball, track, and volleyball. She poured in more than 1000 points in her basketball career, was named first- team all-Lackawanna League and first-team all-reginal by the Scranton Times-Tribune. She was named the most valuable player of the Feldman tournament during the 2006-2007 season and a member of 3 straight Lackawanna League and Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) District II Championship Teams. She was a key member of a Dunmore team that posted a 3-year overall record of 80-8 (.909).
Tayler Pallotta as a Coach: After graduation, she was an Assistant Coach for the Lady Falcons basketball team at Lackawanna College (2014). She then switched to the high school level and was the head JV Coach, Assist. Varsity Coach for the girls’ basketball team at Abington Heights High School (2015-2018). Within those 3 years, she assisted in coaching the girls to 3 straight District II Championships. Tayler then moved to Maryland where she became the head coach for the Hoover Middle School girls’ basketball team (2018-2019). Tayler has recently moved to the Tampa area and is continuing to coach all levels of youth, both girls’ and boys’ basketball & volleyball. She is currently coaching at Cambridge High School with the girls’ basketball team.
Tayler Pallotta as a Trainer: Experience with one on one/group Personal Training (5 years). Strength Training & Conditioning Coach for both high school/college athletes (2 years). Also certified in Nutrition (2 years).
I am so excited to be back with Tampa North Volleyball. I took last year off to have my second child Millie (future Tampa North athlete along with my first,Dru), and am ready for another season of fun and competition! I have played volleyball for my high school since the 7th grade and made All-State team for the Kentucky High School State tournament my junior year. After high school, Volleyball took me to Ouachita Baptist University where I played MH/RS. When my college years were done, I started coaching and haven’t taken a year off (until last year) because I love it! I’ve coached at all different levels and have won many tournaments and titles with the teams I’ve coached. I’ve been a part of many different club and school programs in Arkansas, Kentucky, and Florida and can safely say that Tampa North is in a league of its own. I’m proud to be a part of the program and can’t wait to get going again! Go Tampa North!
I am from Miami, FL and I have been playing volleyball for the past nine years. I played for both my middle and high school teams, and then played club volleyball for about five years. I played at three different clubs in Miami, which were all state traveling teams. During the time I played volleyball competitively, I played the libero/DS positions. I have had specialized training in those positions and believe I can take my coach’s tips and pass them down to other aspiring volleyball players. I now moved to Tampa to earn my Bachelors Degree in Criminology at USF. My love for volleyball only continues to grow and I am excited to take the knowledge I have of the game and share it with other young volleyball players.
I am so excited and honored to be a coach for the Tampa North crew. Having been a prior player for them, I know how wonderful and uplifting this club is. I have played for 7 plus years and have had the chance to experience a multitude of coaching styles. I believe every person on the team serves a purpose to only make their team stronger. A great teammate will not only build themselves up, they will build each other up. I was built on the motto’s “hard work equals success” and “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard”.
I am working towards my associate’s degree now and will soon be furthering my education for my bachelor’s degree in biology. I am striving to become a physical therapist. I love helping and guiding people. It is my passion and I will spare no effort to help any girl who I will have the pleasure to work with, because I want them to be the best they can be. I believe with hard work and dedication anybody can do anything as long as they put their mind to it. I am looking forward to the seasons to come!
Coach Tina played three years of varsity volleyball in high school where she held the third highest career kills and blocks in the history of the school while being a student athlete mentor. She also played five years of coed volleyball and won five championships. Tina has coached two years at Freedom High School as well as coaching two years of middle school volleyball at Benito Middle School. Additionally, she has four years of coaching experience with the Club Steel Volleyball Club.
In addition to coaching, Tina has taught two years of high school math and is in her fifth year of teaching middle school math. Please welcome Tina and her daughter Makiah to the Tampa North Volleyball Club!
Maddie grew up in Rockledge, Florida on the Space Coast near Cocoa Beach. Her volleyball career began when she participated in a summer volleyball camp at nine years old. For the next nine years, she played club volleyball in the Florida Region of USA Volleyball in the Open and Club divisions. She has traveled across the US and Puerto Rico to complete in tournaments and national qualifiers. Most of her club volleyball career from ages 13-18 were with OTVA (formerly OVA and TBVA) in Orlando, FL. She demonstrated high volleyball IQ and skills as an outside hitter, middle blocker, right side, and defensive specialist. She has trained with some of the best club and college coaches in Central Florida on teams, in private lessons, college camps, showcases and Florida Region high performance camps.
She received several colleges offers at the NCAA DIV I, II, and III level before finally deciding on Caldwell University, a NCAA Div II school in Caldwell, New Jersey approximately 30 minutes from New York City. She committed as an Outside Hitter and was excited to join a team who made it to the NCAA Div II tournament in 2017, the year before she arrived in 2018. Maddie later transferred to the University of Tampa where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications with a minor in Sport Management. She is currently employed with Major League Baseball as a Stats Stringer Operator in Data Operations and covers the Low-A division of the Florida State League.
Maddie’s accomplishments in volleyball have included: NCAA Div II Volleyball Player, Caldwell University 2018, Wendy’s High School Heisman Winner, Viera High School 2018, FL USAV Molten for The Real Game Scholarship Award, April 2018, FHSAA Class 5A Volleyball State Champion Runner-Up 2014, AAU Volleyball National Championship, 3rd Place – 2014, USAV Junior National Championship, 3rd Place – 2014, AAU Volleyball National Champion – 2013, USAV Junior National Champion Runner-Up – 2013, AAU West Coast Olympic Games, Beach Volleyball – 2012, and Florida Beach Volleyball Tour State Championship, 3rd Place – 2012
She is excited to join the Tampa North Volleyball coaching team and share her 10 years competitive volleyball experience and knowledge with your daughters. Her highlight reels are still up on YouTube so feel free to check them out.
I am originally from Connecticut and began playing volleyball in 8th grade. I played volleyball at Cheshire High School and was on the varsity team for 2.5 years. I also served as the captain of the team my senior year and became an All Conference and All State Player in Connecticut. During the off season I participated in the high performance teams for my club. I attended the University of Tampa and received a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management in 2020. I didn’t play in college, but I participated in intramurals. This is my first year coaching and I am so excited to have the opportunity to coach at Tampa North. I have an immense passion for this sport and am happy to dedicate my extra time to helping these young athletes develop into the best players they can be!
Madisyn is a current player at USF and is very excited for the opportunity to work with the Tampa North teams. The following is her bio:
HIGH SCHOOL: Played for the Mizuno Northern Lights club team in Burnsville, Minn., for coaches Bryna Thompson, Joanna Weber and Joy Johnston…team went to Europe in 2018 with Bring It Promotions, traveling to Italy from March 26 – April 3…Northern Lights finished third at the 2017 USAV Nationals…a three-year varsity letter winner at Red Wing HS, playing for coach David Lyons…named team captain, MVP and All-Area First Team as a junior…was again named the team captain as a senior along with being the offensive and defensive player of the year and All-Area First Team.PERSONAL: Born Madisyn Michelle Lyons on Sept. 9, 1999 in Red Wing, Minn…Parents are David and Michelle Lyons…Has an older brother, Joshua, and an older sister, Morgan…Mother, Michelle, played volleyball at Winona State University for three years.
Jeremiah is a recent graduate of Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Ca. where he played soccer for four years and received a BS in Kinesiology. In high School he played volleyball for two years at the varsity level. During his senior year he registered 140 kills and led the team with an average of 3 kills/set. As an experienced PE teacher, coach, and multi-sport athlete, he has a passion for using sports to build confidence and train discipline. Additionally, his brother is a current junior at Springfield College in Massachusetts where he plays volleyball and his sister is a senior at Pepperdine University where she plays soccer and will soon be joining the professional soccer ranks as a member of the Houston Dash.