Coaches
KRISTINE CONNOLLY
Kristine is the director and co-founder of Point West Volleyball club and has been coaching for the past 16 years. Five of those years she spent leading her alma mater, Oak Park, as head coach of their varsity program and coached 4 years of club before founding Point West in 2002. Her influence has guided this strong club program to top finishes in both SCVA and in national tournaments including a 5th place finish at Junior Nationals in 2005, a Silver Medal at the Junior National Invitational in 2006 and a Gold Medal at Junior Nationals in 2007 all in the 18s division.
 
Kristine was named the Head Volleyball Coach at The Master's College during the summer of 2005, where was the head coach for 5 years before leaving to start a family. In 2007 her team finished 3rd at the NCCAA National Playoffs. She coached 5 former Point West players while at Masters College.
 
A former 1st-team All-conference player in the Western Athletic Conference, she made her mark at University of New Mexico by fulfilling the role of team captain for 2 years, team MVP and All-Conference pick, and helping her squad to a National NCAA Division I ranking of #8, during her campaign.
 
Kristine started her career at local Oak Park High School where she began her volleyball competition during her sophomore year. A quick learner, she earned both all league honors and team MVP awards during her final two seasons. After having a stellar career at University of New Mexico, Kristine returned to southern California to begin her coaching career. In 2006 she was inducted into the Oak Park High School Hall of Fame for her work in the volleyball community.
STACI VENSKI
Staci is entering her 7th year coaching at Point West after taking on the role of Associate Director three seasons ago. Last season her 18s team finished 5th at the prestigious AAU National Championships and she helped coach the 18s team to a first place finish at the Junior Olympics in 2007. She also coached at SCVC, where she helped coach the 2004 15s team to a silver medal at Junior Nationals. Staci is no stranger to success: as a four-year member of the USC Women's Volleyball Team, she won back-to-back NCAA Division I National Championships as a four-year scholarship athlete. During her tenure at USC, Staci trained with the USA A2 Women's National Team and earned All-Pac 10 honors. Prior to her joining the women's volleyball team at USC, Staci competed with the USA Youth and Junior National Teams, playing in the NORCECA tournament and World Championships. As a starter, she helped lead the 2001 NORCECA team to a second-place finish. Staci is a 2002 graduate of Calabasas High, but did not compete athletically in her two years there. She attended Mojave High as a freshman and sophomore where she lettered both years in volleyball and basketball as a freshman. Staci was named volleyball's High Desert League MVP in 1999 (sophomore), selected to the all-league first team in 1998 and 1999 and helped lead her team to the conference championship in 1999. Also a basketball standout, she earned first team All-CIF San Diego Section, first team all-league and High Desert MVP honors as a freshman.