YOUR NEW ALTERNATIVE :)
Consists of only the most qualified, caring, motivated, & experienced coaches, players and clinicians in the area.
We are very proud of our unique JR COACH mentoring program, extending opportunities for all area HS & college VB players to share their passion. CRUSH & YOU building future youth leaders in our community. A priceless experience for our girls in sport.
My name is Alishia Baptista and I have been in love with volleyball since the 7th grade. I have been playing since I was first introduced and still do now that I'm in college. After I graduated grammar school I went back every year to help out my former coach. Not only did I help with the volleyball team, I also helped with the boys and girls basketball teams. I was also given the opportunity to coach practices on my own, which made me realize my passion to be a coach someday after I graduate Kean University and pursue my career goals. I can't wait to work with our CRUSH girls this year!!
Hi, my name is Emily. I am a senior at Cranford High School. I played volleyball on the Freshman Team and was one of the Captains. During the off season, I play club volleyball for Atlantic Valley Volleyball Club and I just picked up Beach Volleyball (2-on-2). CRUSH is where it all began for me. I started playing volleyball in the 7th grade and I was hooked from the start!
In my free time, I volunteer at the Children’s Specialized Hospital in Mountainside working with teens with disabilities. The teens are an inspiration to me. They teach me how to love life and make the most of every moment. I am very excited for the opportunity to work at CRUSH and cannot wait to share my love of volleyball with you! Looking forward to meeting everyone and having tons of FUN!!!
My name is Taylor Antoniewicz. I'm a Senior at Cranford High School. I came to Crush for the first time the summer before 8th grade and I've been hooked ever since. I was honored to be a co-captain of my Freshman team. Last summer I played beach volleyball and this fall I played on Cranford's Varsity team. I currently play club volleyball. I am very excited to work with everyone and pass along my passion for the game! Go CRUSH!
Hi! my name is Jenn and I'm a junior at Mount Saint Mary Academy. I started playing volleyball in the fifth grade and absolutely fell in love with it. I've been playing on my school's varsity team for past two seasons. My first time playing for crush was in the sixth grade. I learned so much and had the best time! I can't wait to work with everyone @ CRUSH and share my passion for the game!!
Hi my name is Marykate, I'm 22 years old and a junior at kean university. I started volleyball in 8th grade, played varsity 4 years at Arthur L Johnson high school, and played 2 years at union county college. I played for Essex volleyball club when I was 16 as well, lately I play for fun during open gyms and during the summer I'm an avid beach player. i officiate and coach whenever i get the opportunity. volleyball is my life and my passion, and I can't wait to share my love and enthusiasm for the game with our CRUSH girls!
Hi, My name is Cienna. I am a senior at Union Catholic. I was on junior varsity for 1 year and starter varsity for 2 years. I’ve been playing volleyball since I was in 7th grade. I was a part of Atlantic Valley Volleyball Club for 3 years. I was on their 13, 14’s, & 15’s national team. I was also a part of the Phoenix Volleyball Club 16’s team and participate in the winning regional team. I am now currently on the 18’s team for phoenix. I hope to continue to play in college as well as study business and photography. Go CRUSH!
Hello, my name is Nicole. I will be a sophomore this coming 2013-2014 school year at Chatham High School. I play setter. As a freshman, I was on JV as the starting setter or occasionally playing opposite. I have been playing volleyball since 7th grade and I am eager to share what I have learned in my volleyball career so far. Outside of volleyball, I also play lacrosse. As a freshman, I started on JV as a defender. I can’t wait to coach my crush team!!! Let’s go Crush!
Coach Christy McDarby
I am a Health and Physical Education teacher in the Cranford Public School District. Also, I am a Cranford High School graduate where I played volleyball for 4 years. I continued my volleyball career at Rowan University playing all four seasons as a defensive specialist. Fortunately, I had the opportunity to head back to Cranford High School and coach volleyball for 5 seasons. It was an exciting journey assisting in County Championships and Cranford High School's first Volleyball STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE! It was an amazing experience to watch our athlete's grow and develop into state champions!
Besides volleyball, I love to spend time with my 6 year old (almost 7 year old) son Ayden!! He is absolutely the best and brings so much joy to my life!! We love going to the beach, boat rides, playing at the park, and spending time with our family and friends!
I am looking forward to getting back into the volleyball coaching scene and helping out with SUMMER CRUSH CAMP!
Hi my name is Beth I am going to be a junior at Cranford High School. The first time I did crush camp was the summer of 8th grade and I fell in love with the sport. I played beach volleyball last summer and Was on the freshman volleyball team at the high school and then the JV team this past fall. Also I played club volleyball this past winter. I look forward to sharing my passion and working with all of you at crush! Can't wait !! see you soon!
Hello, I'm Samantha, i am currently a senior at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School. I never played volleyball until my sophomore year and ended up starting on Varsity since i was a sophomore. I was captain of Varsity my junior and senior year. i wish i had started playing earlier and want to contribute to this program since i wish there was something like that i could have done!
Hello, I'm Paige. I am currently a Senior at Westfield High School and also the captain of the JV team. What I enjoy doing outside of Volleyball is play softball, and spending time with my friends. Also, I'm so excited to coach all of my CRUSH girls! Thanks to CRUSH for this opportunity!
My name is Marisa and I am a junior at Cranford High School. I started playing volleyball my freshman year and loved it. During the off season last year i played for the Essex Volleyball Club. Other than playing volleyball I love hanging out with my friends. I am so excited to coach my CRUSH girls!
"I am a very eager, spirited, fun loving person and a hard working student @ Rutgers University, New Brunswick. I have played volleyball ever since the sixth grade, have played for Allegro club team, and have played in Rahway's winter and summer leagues. I have also played for Jonathan Dayton's, my high school's, varsity volleyball team in Springfield for four years and was captain for my junior and senior seasons. When I am not coaching, I am usually creating different art pieces or hanging out with my friends and family. I am so excited to coach my CRUSH team and am so thankful for the opportunity! Go CRUSH!"!
Hey! my name is Keri and I am a Senior at Cranford High ! I have been in LOVE with volleyball since my sixth grade! I have been playing for CHS for the past three years. freshman year I was on the freshman team, sophomore year I was on JV, junior year I made Varsity and this Senior year I am very excited to be playing on Varsity as one of the captains! I can not believe this will be my final season! :(
When I am not playing volleyball, during the winter, I am on the CHS Varsity swim team. I love hanging out with my friends and having fun!
I am so excited to help out at CRUSH camp this summer! Thank You CRUSH for the opportunity!! LOVE THE GAME!! :) See you on the court !!