One League. For Youth. For Pro. For Life.

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.

Clubs

By joining the LOVB family, junior volleyball clubs around the country expand opportunities for their athletes, including:

  • Holistic athlete training resources covering mind, body, and craft, as well as life skill developmental support beyond the sport
  • Scholarships to significantly increase player access to the sport
  • National-level recruiting platform that empowers athletes to choose their perfect college home based on their personal educational and athletic goals
  • New pathway to career opportunities at the Pro level in the US
  • Access to expert pro league coaches and unique mentorship, networking with pro players
  • A lifelong LOVB community with resources to support each other in volleyball and in life

Highlights of our growing club community:

A5 Volleyball
Roswell, GA
A5 Chattanooga
Chattanooga, TN
A5 Gwinnett
Suwanee, GA
A5 South
Fairburn, GA
Aspire Volleyball Club
tempe, az
Ajax boys Volleyball
Portland, OR
Athena Girls Volleyball
Portland, OR
Club V
Salt Lake City, UT
Dakine Warriors Volleyball Club
tacoma, wa
East Coast Volleyball Club
virginia beach, va
Houston Skyline
Houston, TX
Skyline Prep Academy
Katy, TX
KC Power Volleyball
Kansas City, MO
Madtown Juniors
madison, wi
Mizuno Long Beach Volleyball Club
long beach, ca
Team Rockstar
Long beach, ca
Meraki Volleyball
Bedford, NH
One Wisconsin Volleyball
Green Bay, WI
Roots Volleyball
austin, tx
Silver Beach
austin, TX
Spike & Serve
Honolulu, HI
SAS Beach Club
Honolulu, HI
VC United
Rockford, IL

Pro

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.

Athletes Council

Alisha Glass Childress

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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.

Morgan Hentz

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Morgan Hentz

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.

Kimberly Hill

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Kimberly Hill

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

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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.

Carli Lloyd

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Carli Lloyd

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

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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.

Ronika Stone

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Ronika Stone

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.

Haleigh Washington

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Haleigh Washington

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.

Kelsey Robinson

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Kelsey Robinson

University of Nebraska Alum, Kelsey is a 2-time Olympian and Toyko 2020 gold medalist. She is currently in her 8th international pro season.

Team

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.

working team

Patrick Cox

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Brand and Marketing

Patrick Cox

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.

Ali Fakhari

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Business Development

Ali Fakhari

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.

Pierre Gustavsson

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Business Development

Pierre Gustavsson

Alum of Stockholm School of Economics and Bain & Company, Pierre combines his personal European sporting experience with his professional M&A expertise.

Katlyn Gao

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CEO

Katlyn Gao

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.

Emily Hartong

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Club Marketing/Media

Emily Hartong

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.

Kevin Wong

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Clubs

Kevin Wong

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 Hansen

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College Recruiting

Lauren Hansen

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.

Heather Searock

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Finance

Heather Searock

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.

Karen Lorenzo

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Legal

Karen Lorenzo

Alum of John Hopkins, NYU and Tribeca Enterprises, Karen contributes her legal expertise in the intersection of technology, sports and entertainment.

Jason Alambra

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M&A and Finance

Jason Alambra

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.

Jamie Morrison

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Master Coach

Jamie Morrison

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.

Larissa Pommeraud

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Operating Platform

Larissa Pommeraud

Alum of Harvard, INSEAD, Bain & Company, StubHub, and Art.com, Larissa contributes her expertise in strategy, operations, marketing and technology.

Danielle Scott

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Pro League

Danielle Scott

Danielle contributes her elite athlete experience, holding 7 Volleyball Hall of Fame inductions as a 5-time Olympian and 2-time medalist.

Mary Wittenberg

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Pro League

Mary Wittenberg

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.

Kristen Dozier

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Strategic Planning

Kristen Dozier

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.

Advisors

Kristin Bernert

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Kristin Bernert

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.

Karen Bryant

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Karen Bryant

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 Corlett

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Denise Corlett

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.

Sophie Goldschmidt

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Sophie Goldschmidt

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 Ming

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Jenny Ming

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 Shoji

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Dave Shoji

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 Pestolesi

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Tom Pestolesi

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 Wise

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Mary Wise

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.