Austin Fisher

(Club Director)

NET Director since 2014 and co-director from 2008-2014, over 11 years coaching with Northeast Thunder at various age levels, 25+ years of playing USA Volleyball, USA Volleyball Coaching Accreditation Program (CAP1) certified. 

Barry Bablin

9 years coaching with Northeast Thunder, 25+ years playing volleyball, USA Volleyball Coaching Accreditation Program (CAP1)

Stephanie Bailey

4 years coaching with Northeast Thunder,  second season as a head coach of 18 Lightning, 4 years as an assistant varsity coach at Mekeel Christian School and Scotia Glenville High School, and 4 years as a volleyball player at SUNY Oswego. 

Hannah Berning

Former player with NET. 3rd year coaching with NET. 10 years playing volleyball including 2 years with NET and 1 year at SUNY Cobleskill. Assistant varsity coach at Galway.

Angela caruso

2nd year coaching with NET. 6 years playing volleyball at the high school/club level with additional playing experience through intramural sports at Syracuse University. USA Volleyball Coaching Accreditation CAP I - Expected November 2017. 

Meghan neff

Former player with NET. 13 years playing volleyball including experience playing for NET and 4 years as a NCAA Division III player at the University of Rochester. 4 years as a JV head coach and Varsity assistant coach for the Academy of the Holy Names. Fourth year coaching for NET, third as a head coach. 

morgan schewe

Physical Education teacher in the Niskayuna School district for the past 17 years, and during that time, coached volleyball at both the modified and JV level for a combined 6 years.

Jen Sollien

(Assistant Club Director)

9 years coaching club volleyball, 8 years with Northeast Thunder. 20+ years playing volleyball including 2 years of Collegiate and 3 years at the USA Volleyball Nationals Championships. Experienced Tournament Director, hosting 40+ events including IREVA 2013 Junior IREVA Regionals as well as numerous Adult Regionals. Previously the Tournament/Insurance Coordinator for USA Volleyball - IREVA Region. East Director on IREVA Board of Directors & IREVA Junior Results Coordinator, 2014 - Current.

 Bryan Swift

15 years coaching (all ages) with Northeast Thunder, including 7 years as NET Co-Director; coached 4 years of boys volleyball at Bethlehem HS and Co-Sun VBC in 1980s; played on USAV
men’s teams for 30+ years, including participation in seven Empire State Senior Games; USA Volleyball Coaching Accreditation Program (CAP Level 1) certified.

ASHLEY turski

Former NET player in its inaugural year. Girls varsity volleyball coach at Voorheesville for 8 years. Coaching all levels for NET for the past 11 years. 19 years of playing experience most recently with USA sanctioned tournaments.