Volleyball is the most played girls’ sport in the US. Our women’s national team won Olympic gold, and our country deserves a full season professional league supported by a vibrant club and youth ecosystem.
League One Volleyball (LOVB, pronounced “love”) is a first-of-its-kind community re-imagining the future of volleyball. We are launching our professional league from the grassroots up – each pro team built from a foundation of ambitious junior volleyball clubs located across the country.
LOVB is the pursuit of the extraordinary.
LOVB champions every stage of an athlete’s journey: nurturing youthful passion into action, celebrating fierce and unbridled professional talent, and developing coaches to lead future generations.
LOVB for life.
By joining the LOVB family, junior volleyball clubs around the country expand opportunities for their athletes, including:
American volleyball players are Olympic gold medalists and the best in the world. Yet they do not have a full season professional league to call home in the US.
Every year, hundreds of post-college players leave America to play professional volleyball in other countries. They leave behind their families, teams, the communities they’ve proudly represented and the fans looking up to them for inspiration.
LOVB is changing the game. We are creating a new home for American professional volleyball built from the grassroots up. Each pro team building from an ever-growing nationwide community of vision-aligned junior clubs.
LOVB will begin to unveil the Pro league in 2022 with support from an Athletes Council representing current and former professional, national and Olympic team athletes. They are shaping all aspects of the league while focusing on the lifelong personal and professional development of the players. We are taking a thoughtful approach to building a sustainable pro league culminating in city-based team play across the country.
This is just the beginning. The future is LOVB.
Alisha Glass Childress
Penn State Alum, Alisha led her team to 3 consecutive National Championship titles, then helped the USA National Team win a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
Stanford Alum, Morgan is both a 3X First TeamAll American Libero and 3X National Champion. She played her first professional volleyball season in Germany, and is excited to come home and play professional volleyball in America.
Kim contributes her elite experience, having played 8 international seasons of professional volleyball. She is a 2-time Olympian, helping the USA earn a gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Games.
Cursty Le Roux
Arizona Alum, Cursty was a member of All PAC12 Team and gold medal recipient at the Pan American Games with the USA National Team.
Alum of UC Berkeley, Carli won a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Carli is a positive role model and inspiration for so many young female athletes through her social media blog.
Justine Wong Orantes
Alum of University of Nebraska, Justine helped the Cornhuskers win a National Championship, then Team USA win a gold medal at the 2020 Toyko Olympic Games.
University of Oregon Alum, Ronika excelled on the court and also worked as a PAC12 Network broadcaster. She is excited to help inspire and lead the next generation by helping with our LOVB clubs and to continue playing at the professional level in America.
Penn State Alum, Haleigh led the team to a National Championship title and won a gold medal with the USA National Team at the 2020 Toyko Olympic Games.
University of Nebraska Alum, Kelsey is a 2-time Olympian and Toyko 2020 gold medalist. She is currently in her 8th international pro season.
Our team is made up of passionate volleyball, pro sports, business, and creative minds.
This isn’t just a sport.
This isn’t just a business.
And it’s so much more than the sum of those parts; we came together because we dreamed of creating a professional volleyball league that would headline a meaningful, lifelong community.
Former Executive Creative Director of Wolff Olins and Eight Inc. where he worked on the London Olympics 2012 and (Red) campaign among others, Patrick leads LOVB creative design on a path to creating a major national "LOVB for Life" brand.
Alum of USC, Harvard Business School, Bain & Company, World Series of Poker, and Mayweather Boxing + Fitness, Ali combines his business strategy expertise with his great network and entrepreneurial spirit.
Alum of Stockholm School of Economics and Bain & Company, Pierre combines his personal European sporting experience with his professional M&A expertise.
Alum of Northwestern, Harvard Business School, Bain & Company, Coach, Sephora, and Lululemon, Katlyn contributes her experience leading iconic female centric consumer brands and her passion for female advancement.
Alum of University of Hawaii, Emily starting playing club volleyball at 10 and is still playing professionally in the US and internationally. Emily is developing her marketing career by contributing her volleyball social media expertise.
Alum of UCLA, Kevin contributes his extensive knowledge of volleyball as a long-time professional volleyball player and 2000 Olympian, an NBC Olympic Broadcaster, and founder of Hawaii’s top volleyball club, Spike and Serve.
Lauren contributes her comprehensive knowledge and experience in the volleyball recruiting process. Throughout her career, Lauren has spent several years as a club coach while also placing over 450 athletes at the collegiate level as a recruiting coordinator.
Alum of University of California, Gap Inc., Juicy Couture, Lucky Brand, and Sugarfina, Heather contributes her financial expertise across consumer products, retail and e-commerce.
Alum of John Hopkins, NYU and Tribeca Enterprises, Karen contributes her legal expertise in the intersection of technology, sports and entertainment.
As an investment banker, Jason has dedicated his career to bringing rigor & analytics to media & entertainment powerhouses from Fox to Miramax to Grosvenor Park. Jason contributes his expertise to LOVB’s M&A and Finance teams.
Former coach of the US and Dutch National Volleyball Teams, Jamie contributes his tremendous experience in coaching elite volleyball players and coaches both on the court and off the court.
Alum of Harvard, INSEAD, Bain & Company, StubHub, and Art.com, Larissa contributes her expertise in strategy, operations, marketing and technology.
Danielle contributes her elite athlete experience, holding 7 Volleyball Hall of Fame inductions as a 5-time Olympian and 2-time medalist.
Former CEO of New York Road Runners and Virgin Sport, and President of Education First Pro Cycling, Mary contributes her extensive management experience in professional and participatory sports to lead our LOVB professional league.
After years of playing professionally abroad, Kristen returned home to the US and attended business school. Kristen has spent the past six years as a consultant at KPMG, working in corporate strategy. She contributes her expertise in the strategic planning with clubs at LOVB.
Kristin contributes her experience as a sports business executive from her years as president of WNBA team LA Sparks, Senior VP & Head of Sports at The Madison Square Garden Company, and as a principal and board member of KB2 sports, Kristen serves as an advisor. Kristen is the president of business operations for the Columbus Crew soccer club.
Former CEO of WNBA team Seattle Storm and long time sports business consultant, Karen helps support the development of the LOVB professional league to make it the best in the world.
Denise contributes a wealth of coaching expertise, having coached Stanford volleyball for 31 years, leading the team to 9 NCAA national championships, and earning AVCA Hall of Fame.
Current President and CEO of U.S. Ski & Snowboard, and former World Surf League CEO, Sophie contributes her experience in the professional sports business and marketing world.
Jenny contributes over 35 years of retail and consumer products leadership, including as former President of Gap Inc. She is currently a board member at Levi Strauss, Paper Source, and Poshmark.
Dave contributes a wealth of coaching expertise from over 40 years as Head Coach of Women’s Volleyball at the University of Hawai’i. He was named NCAA’s Division I All-Time Winningest Coach.
Tom contributes 20+ years of volleyball coaching expertise at various levels, from leading Irvine Valley College in 5 state champions to earning 4x regional Coach of the Year and CCCAA Hall of Fame.
Mary contributes 35 years of trailblazing Division I Women’s Head Coaching experience, including 31 years at the University of Florida. She is NCAA’s 2nd winningest active Division I Coach, with 8 NCAA Final Four appearances.