Kylie Voorhees – BHJ Director
Sarah Tucker – BHJ Assistant Director
Lauren Torvi – 181’s
Savannah Cox – 171’s
Kayla Deranleau – 181/171’s
Courtney Carmichael – 161’s
Courtney played volleyball at Central High School and was lucky enough to play at BHJ the first year it started. Thanks to the exposure she had through club volleyball, she was able to play volleyball at Northern State University for four years (Go Wolves!). She coached at NESD Club and taught at many NSU volleyball camps throughout college. Courtney still play’s at least twice a week on a coed team and love’s the sport of volleyball. Outside of the gym, she is a PA working in urgent care and a mom to her wild four year old, Harper. This is her first year coaching with Black Hills Juniors.
Annika Stevens – 162’s
Emily Kulish – 151’s
Lorie Whiting – 152’s
A Nebraska native, Lorie was born and raised on a small rural dairy farm. She was recruited to play basketball at SD Mines but ended up playing volleyball instead. Playing volleyball for all four years at Mines, she helped her team win four consecutive conference titles and earned the nickname “The Wall”. After graduating as a metallurgical engineer from Mines, she had careers in Salt Lake City, UT and Wahoo, NE before marrying her husband Kelly. She has coached at the elementary, middle school, high school and college levels in Rapid City. The Westside Elementary Volleyball Program was organized and run by Lorie from 2008 thru 2015 which gave a lot of younger players their first exposure to the sport of volleyball. Lorie and her husband have two daughters….Cate (sophomore Setter on the University of Alaska Fairbanks volleyball team) and Tessa (Senior DS on the Stevens Raider Championship Team). She enjoy’s teaching the fundamentals of this game to younger players and watching them have fun while improving their skills.
Jadee Barber – 141’s
Jadee Barber, a native of Rapid City, began coaching high school volleyball at Rapid City Christian High School from 2013 to 2017. In 2018, she joined the coaching staff at Rapid City Stevens High School working with the varsity volleyball team.
When not coaching, Jadee spends her time helping her husband with their cattle operation and livestock water storage business. She is also a mother of three children ages 17, 14, and 12.
This will be her third year with Black Hills Juniors Volleyball Club and she is looking forward to teaching individual skills, team skills, good sportsmanship and teamwork, to players from local schools and the surrounding areas.
Gretchen Bilton – 142’s
Lily Lundquist – 131’s
Lily has been playing volleyball for 10 years, and having lived in 6 different states, she’s played club volleyball for 5 different clubs. She graduated from Chaska High School in Minnesota in 2017 and is now a sophomore at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology where she played volleyball her freshman year. Her entire volleyball career she played middle blocker.
At Mines she is majoring in Applied Biological Sciences and then will continue her studies at Black Hills University and get a masters degree in Secondary Education. Her goal is to teach math and/or science at the middle school or high school level.
This is Lily’s first year coaching volleyball, and she is so excited for what’s in store! She believe’s hard work and positive attitude are the most valuable skills for young athletes. The quote she always lived by as an athlete is “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard”.
Nancy Deranleau – 132’s
Nancy has taught in the Rapid City School District for 32 years. Over those years she has coached volleyball at the middle school level. She coached both of her daughters as well. Nancy started the middle school volleyball program at St. Elizabeth Seton. This is her second year coaching with Black Hills Juniors.