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Head Coach

Serinna Eason-Head Coach

 
Coach Serrina Eason returns for her fourth season in the Fall of 2017.  In Eason's first season as the Lady Eagles head coach in 2014 she led the team to a 16-9 record, Thserinnabio.jpge 16 win season for MSJC was the most victories by a Lady Eagle volleyball team since 2008.   This past season Eason led MSJC to their first ever CCAA State play-off appearance and the squad finished with a record of 15-11.  Coach Eason is also a full time instructor in the Physical Education Department here at MSJC.

Prior to her arrival at Mt. San Jacinto, Eason was an assistant coach at Davis and Elkins College as well as being the head coach of the West Virginia Volleyball Club.  Along with Eason's duties here at the college she also is the Director of youth development at 951 Elite Volleyball Club.

Serinna played two seasons of NCAA Division I volleyball at West Virginia University where as a senior she finished the season 7th in the nation in digs per set.  She was also named to the All Big East Team, as well as earning numerous other accolades at WVU including winning the "Tough as Nails" award in her senior season.  Coach Eason was invited to the USA National Team try-out at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.  Prior to her time at West Virginia she played two seasons at Concordia University where she was a starting outside hitter on a team that finished as NAIA National Runners-up.  In her second season at Concordia her team reached the NAIA National semi-finals.  Before college Serinna was a four year varsity player at Vista Murrieta High School where she earned all conference status all four seasons.  She was twice named the player of the year and also named to the All County Team.

Serinna holds Master's degrees from West Virginia University in Special Education and from Long Beach State in Kinesiology. Eason also has a Teaching Credential from Cal Baptist University.  Coach Eason and her husband Kyle live in Canyon Lake with their daughter Stella.
 

 

 

 
Kelsee Sawyer-Assistant Coach

Kelsee will begin her first year as an assistant coach for the Lady Eagles.  Sawyer coached for the Paloma Valley High School Wildcats in her first year post season from her own Collegiate Volleyball Career.  Coach Sawyer played all four years of indoor and beach volleyball at the Division I level for California State University, Bakersfield. Her career included winning a WAC title and all-conference honors three of the four years. Kelsee was inducted into the student athlete Hall of Fame for CSUB after her senior season where she holds two school records and is 4th overall in kills for her career as a roadrunner. 

 

Before college, Kelsee was a four year varsity player for Great Oak High School where she earned all valley and all-conference honors.  Coach Sawyer is currently the head of the strength and conditioning program for all levels at her former Club, 951 Elite Volleyball as well as an assistant for their 18-2 team. Kelsee plans on pursuing her master's and continuing to coach at the higher level. 








Lexi Dempsey-Assistant Coach

 

The 2017 season marks Lexi Dempsey’s first year as an assistant coach on the MSJC volleyball staff. Lexi comes to MSJC with a wealth of experience and practical knowledge of the game at the highest level.

 

Assistant Coach Lexi Dempsey contributed to the success of the Knoxville Catholic High School Lady Irish in winning their first state championship in 2016. Lexi also coached at K2 volleyball club in Knoxville, Tennessee. Her keen understanding of the game helped lead the K2 18’s team to a national 3rd place ranking.

 

Out of high school, Coach Lexi accepted a full NCAA Division I scholarship to the University of Portland in Portland, Oregon where she appeared in all 30 matches at a freshman. Lexi transferred to the University of Tennessee where she was the starting setter for the Lady Volunteers for three seasons, earning multiple all-tournament and MVP honors. She finished her senior year with the third-most total assists in a season by a Tennessee player. Lexi concluded her career with 2,976 assists, the fifth-most in Tennessee history.

 

After finishing her undergraduate studies in three and a half years, Coach Lexi earned a Graduate Teaching Assistant position within the School of Information & Communication. As part of her Master’s program, she taught a business and professional communications course to undergraduates at UTK with a heavy emphasis on professional presentation and public speaking. She is currently finishing her Master’s thesis on the coach-athlete relationship and works as the Director of Youth Development at 951 Elite Volleyball Club.