16U Girls – 2019

Coaches

Carsten Stanjeck - Head Coach

Carsten Stanjeck

Head Coach

Carsten has been around the sport of volleyball for 35 years. During his time in the sport he was involved as head and assistant coach with Jr. High, High School, Club, Provincial, University and Professional teams. Further, he was the founder of several new clubs and volleyball related businesses (Volleyball Position Camp & H.I.T.T. Volleyball). This will be Carsten’s ninth season with the club.

During his coaching career, he was able to commit to seven seasons with the Alberta Volleyball Provincial Team programs as head and assistant coach for midget and juvenile teams. Several of his teams placed in the medals and won National and Western Canadian championships. From 1992 until 1998, Carsten was an assistant coach with the University of Alberta Pandas Volleyball team lead by head coach Laurie Eisler. Together they were able to celebrate the first three national championships of the eventual record-breaking six consecutive titles.

  • Coach for Professional Volleyball Team (Team Venom) in Calgary Professional Volleyball League via ONE Volleyball – 2018
  • Founder and CEO of H.I.T.T. Volleyball – 2009
  • Co-Founder of High Performance/ELITE Volleyball Club – 2006, as well as the founder of two other clubs (Whitecourt Waves – 1989 & Warriors Volleyball Club in Edmonton – 1998) in Alberta.
  • Alberta Sports Hall of Fame Inductee in Volleyball – 2002
  • Founder and CEO of Volleyball Position Camp – 2001-2003
  • Assistant Coach University of Alberta Pandas, Edmonton – 1991-1997 (three-time Canadian National Champions)
  • Alberta Provincial Team Coach – 7 seasons as Head or assistant Coach with midget and juvenile women teams (won several Western Canadian and National Championships)
  • High School Varsity Coach for 22 seasons with women’s and men’s teams (numerous provincial appearances, many top three finishes and several provincial Championship teams)
  • Volleyball Summer Camp Coach for 4 seasons at University of Alberta, University of Calgary, in Vegreville, Grand Prairie and Jasper.


Sydney Litwin - Assistant Coach

    Sydney Litwin

    Assistant Coach

    Sydney Litwin is back for the 2019 season as a member of the 16U coaching staff. Litwin grew up playing competitive sports, but chose to forgo individual sports for team sports. From there, she participated in volleyball, basketball, and soccer focusing on being a multi-sport athlete.

    Litwin played club volleyball for the Grande Prairie Wolves, the Central Peace Panthers, and then onto the Central Peace Wolves when the teams combined in her U18 year. Although she loved volleyball, she chose to pursue post-secondary basketball and soccer at Grande Prairie Regional College for two years.

    Litwin has a competitive edge, but also sees the importance of being a team player. She will bring passion, experience, and a positive attitude to the team. Litwin is looking forward to coaching with not only a great coaching staff, but a great group of athletes as well.


      Anne Krywitsky - Assistant Coach

        Anne Krywitsky

        Assistant Coach

        Anne is eager to join the 403 Selects family this upcoming season for her first season coaching club volleyball. In her club volleyball career, she played for the Dinos, SAVC, and Elite Volleyball Club, where she then continued on to play post-secondary at Dalhousie University as an outside hitter.

        Anne recently graduated this past year with a degree in Sociology and Sustainability and intends to go back to school for a Masters Degree in Urban Planning.

        She is extremely excited to work alongside a great group of athletes, coaches and to develop both as a coach and a mentor.



          Sarah Calkin - Mentor Coach

            Sarah Calkin

            Mentor Coach

            Sarah is looking forward to being able to give back to the club that was the backbone of her volleyball career. Born and raised in Calgary, Sarah played for 403 Selects all the way from 13u to 18u, so she already knows what it is like to bleed purple. From there, she then moved forward to play post-secondary at Memorial University of Newfoundland as an outside hitter/ middle blocker where her team finished second in the Atlantic University Sport Volleyball Championships. For her second year, Sarah moved closer to home and attended College of the Rockies playing for the Avalanche women’s volleyball team.

            Sarah is currently taking this year off school to spend some time in the working world while she decides which career path she wants to pursue. Sarah can’t wait to start her first season coaching club volleyball alongside this amazingly talented group of athletes and coaching staff.


              # Name Position Height Grad Year
              1 MacKenzie Beblow L 5'6" 2021
              2 Sonya Nielsen OH 5'10" 2021
              3 Maryn Boldon OH 5'11" 2022
              5 Claire Newsome OH 5'10" 2020
              6 Denae Benard MB 5'11" 2021
              8 Kylee Glanville OH 5'11" 2022
              10 Isla Olesen MB 6'1" 2021
              11 Regan Ingram OH 5'11" 2020
              12 Haley Kennedy S 5'9" 2021
              13 Amanda Holyoake L 5'8" 2021
              14 Jenna Rivard MB 6'2" 2021
              17 Jayden Easingwood S 6'0" 2021