ORVBC Mission

Oly Reign Volleyball Club is a community-based volleyball club providing quality coaching committed to developing and promoting the sport of volleyball from entry-level players to elite athletes. Our goal is to provide quality instruction to grow and develop our young athletes as individuals, as players and as teammates.  Our players will be challenged to excel, not only independently, but also together for the betterment of their teams and the community in which they live.

ORVBC Vision

The vision of Oly Reign Volleyball Club is to focus on quality coaching in order to teach young athletes the value of having a good work ethic, being self-disciplined and a good teammate, while competing at a high level.

About Our Director

Todd Oestreich is the Director of Oly Reign Volleyball Club.  Todd has been playing volleyball competitively for more than 20 years and has coached for more than 9 years at the club level for several different age groups.

In 2011, to bring a more competitive and well-rounded program to challenge local children in the sport he loves, he helped start an Olympia-area satellite team for Puget Sound Volleyball Academy (PSVBA).  Over the next 5 years, Todd aexpanded the Olympia-area satellite to 5 teams, spanning in ages from 12 to 17.

Success

As a coach and director, Todd has experienced great success with teams over the years. Most recently during the 2016 season, the14s team he coached earned the following accolades:  U15 Puget Sound Power League Champions, U14 Puget Sound Region Champions, 2nd place in the Emerald City Classic in the 14 Open Division, and the team also placed 23rd at the U14 Girls Junior National Championships. The Olympia area 12s team, coached by Micah McBride and Heidi Oksendahl-Byers, finished 45th at the U12 Girls Junior National Championships. With the knowledge he has gained from these experiences as a coach and director, Todd is excited to apply the insight he’s gained to benefit the players in ORVBC.

Meet Our Coaches

Todd Oestreich
Todd OestreichDirector
Todd grew up here locally in the South Puget Sound area and was a multi-sport athlete growing up. He started playing volleyball right after high school and has played competitively for more than 20 years. Todd has coached club volleyball for 9 years and has had great success!

Some of Todd and Holly’s success last season with the U14 team includes:

  • U15 Puget Sound Power League Champions
  • U14 Puget Sound Region Champions
  • 2nd place in the Emerald City Classic in the 14 Open Division
  • 23rd place at the U14 Girls Junior National Championships in Indianapolis, IN.
Christie Murphy-Oldright
Christie Murphy-Oldright17U Head Coach
Christie graduated from Olympia High School earning all-state and all-league honors for volleyball. She went on to receive a full ride scholarship to play Division I volleyball at University of Texas at El Paso.  At UTEP, she started four years as an outside hitter and opposite. Christie has been coaching for 10 years in both club and at the high school level.  Most recently, she was the Volunteer Varsity Assistant Coach at Olympia High School for six years.  Christie teaches Language Arts at Salish Middle School and is very dedicated to investing in the youth in our community.  She is thrilled to be a part of Oly Reign Volleyball Club!
Brandon D'Arcangelo
Brandon D'Arcangelo17U Assistant Coach
Brandon has been playing volleyball as far back as he can remember. He was a multisport athlete in high school and made varsity all 3 years as a starting middle blocker (in Chicago, where they actually have men’s volleyball). He was offered scholarships to play volleyball in college, but turned them down in favor of a full-ride baseball scholarship. A few years ago, after a long break from volleyball, Brandon got back involved in coaching volleyball with some of the smaller school districts in the Olympia area. Brandon teaches Physical and Life Science at Chinook Middle School and loves working with young people. He is excited to enter his 2nd season coaching for a great club and a fantastic group of athletes!
Megan Birge
Megan Birge16U Gold Head Coach / Co-Director
Megan graduated from Timberline High School in 2008, where she lettered her freshman year as a multi-sport athlete playing both volleyball (setter/libero) and softball (3rd base). Megan’s most proud volleyball honors are: first team all-league, Olympia’s all-area team, and a member of the All-State team. Club volleyball taught her the fundamentals and provided competitive experiences that pushed her to become a better athlete and person. Megan attended Washington State University where she received her B.A. in Education with an Endorsement in Middle Level Mathematics. She currently teaches 8th grade math at Komachin Middle School and is in her 3rd year as Assistant Volleyball Coach at Timberline High School.  This will be Megan’s 2nd club coaching season as she was our 2016-17 Oly Reign 15 Blue team Head Coach.  She is very excited to continue locally with Oly Reign!
Pam Hartman-Beyer
Pam Hartman-Beyer16 Gold Asst. Coach
Pam started playing volleyball in middle school in Southern California.  She played club volleyball with Ichiban VBC out of Long Beach, California and had the opportunity to train with coaches Butch May and Lee Maes and play with many Olympians and AVP players.  She played at Lakewood High School in Southern California where she made varsity as a freshman.  After high school received a scholarship to the University of California, Riverside where she was the team captain for 2 years and made multiple all-tournament teams.  She also received the NCAA Leadership award her junior year.  Pam has played in 5 USAV National Tournaments and continues to play with a women’s team out of Spokane, Washington.  Pam’s coaching experience includes 6 years of club and junior college.  After undergrad, Pam attended Gonzaga University School of Law.  She currently is the Court Administrator for Superior Court in Thurston County.
Brenna Peterson
Brenna Peterson16U Blue Head Coach
Brenna graduated from Capital High School in 2009, where she was a three sport athlete, competing in volleyball, basketball, and track and field. She earned MVP in 2008, and later went on to play collegiate volleyball. Peterson started her collegiate career at North Idaho College and helped her team in 2010 win the league and regular-season championship, and complete its season 5th in the nation. She went on to compete for Western Oregon in 2011 and earned her degree there in 2013. In 2014, Brenna returned to Olympia and played her last season of eligibility at Saint Martin’s University and later became the assistant coach during the 2015 season.  In May of 2017 Brenna completed her Master’s in School Counseling and currently works at McKenna Elementary.  This is Brenna’s 3rd year coaching club and she is very excited for the opportunity.
Emily Tate
Emily Tate16 Blue Asst. Coach
Emily graduated from Timberline High School in 2015 where she lettered her freshman year.  Her proud honors are making first team all-league, making the all-area team and making it to State 3 years.  This will be Emily’s 1st club coaching season and she is excited to share her love for this sport with Oly Reign!
Kara Peterson
Kara Peterson15U Head Coach
In 1997, Kara started the Black Hills High School volleyball program from scratch. The first season ended at the State tournament with a 5th place trophy. During her tenure, Black Hills went to state 12 times, earned 7 league titles, won 4 district championships, and she earned Coach of the Year selection 6 times. Most recently, she headed the rebuilding of the Saint Martin’s University volleyball program, serving as head coach for three seasons, 2013-15. A four-year letter winner at UW she was a Co-Captain for the Huskies, and continues to hold the Single Match Record for Aces. Kara graduated with a B.A. in History and Political Science. After graduation she served as a graduate assistant at UW and the University of Texas-Arlington. She went on to earn a Master’s degree in Education and has worked for many years as an educator and coach. She works as a teacher/teacher consultant at ORLA. She has been married to husband Jon T. Peterson since 1986, and has two kids, Brenna and Karl.
Mieka Eisen
Mieka Eisen15U Assistant Coach
Mieka attended North Thurston High School, lettering all four years. She then played at Saint Martin’s University. In 2002, Mieka started assisting at North Thurston with Head Coach, Micah McBride.  In 2005, she became an Assistant Coach at Saint Martin’s. In 2008, she returned to North Thurston, to coach again as a volunteer. Throughout her time coaching at both the high school and collegiate levels, she also coached 6 seasons of club volleyball. She is very for another season of teaching and mentoring the young athletes in our area.  Her goal is to show them that through hard work, passion, and perseverance they can accomplish whatever they put their mind to.
Micah McBride
Micah McBride14U Head Coach
Micah’s playing experience includes: four years on Pacific Lutheran University’s men’s club volleyball team, competing on men’s regional team (played in national tournament five times), 1st place at men’s National Tournament (2001), and voted All-tournament team at National Tournament (2001).

His coaching experience includes: 16 years of high school volleyball (three years Assistant, 13 years Head Coach at North Thurston High School), three time Coach of the Year, 12 years of postseason play as Head Coach, and 2nd place in 3A State Tournament (2012). Micah has also coached club volleyball for two years. Both years, his team finished in the top 3 in the region, and last year his team qualified for Nationals.  Micah was the 2016-17 season 13’s Head Coach and will serve as Co-Coach for this season’s 14’s team.

Micah earned a B.S for PLU and a Master’s from Central Washington University. He has been a middle school P.E. teacher for 19 years. Micah, and his wife of 20 years, have 3 kids.

Heidi Oksendahl-Beyers
Heidi Oksendahl-Beyers14U Asst. Coach
Heidi grew up in Olympia and played volleyball for Capital High School and local clubs. She went on to play volleyball at Lewis-Clark State and Whitworth College, where she received her B.A. in communications. She received a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy at the University of Rhode Island, where she continued to play rec and beach volleyball. She has worked as a physical therapist since 2001 and currently co-owns Steamboat Physical Therapy with her husband. She has been coaching club since 2014 and believes in growth mind set, fundamentals and game-like practice. In her spare time she enjoys the outdoors with her three children, and running.  Heidi will be the Co-Coach for our 2017-18 14’s team!
Kelsey French
Kelsey French13U Head Coach
Kelsey graduated from Tumwater High School, where she was a multi-sport athlete playing volleyball, basketball and softball year-round, including club volleyball and softball. Kelsey went on to play volleyball for Linfield College, where she earned her B.S. in Exercise Science, with minors in Biology and Psychology. Kelsey started all four years for the Linfield volleyball team and was team captain her senior year. While at Linfield Kelsey helped with multiple volleyball clinics, was a referee for intramural volleyball, and also helped build an after-school health and fitness program for kids in the surrounding elementary schools. Kelsey later earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Sacred Heart University and is currently a licensed physical therapist working for Providence Medical Group. She continues to play volleyball on a regular basis in an adult league, as well as in indoor and grass tournaments. She is very involved in the community and often volunteers for health fairs and wellness screens in the area. This will be her 3rd year coaching a club team.
Nathan White
Nathan White13U Asst. Coach
Nathan was born and raised in the Olympia area. He has been playing volleyball for more than six years. He is very excited to be coaching with a great group of coaches/friends in a sport that has become one of his biggest passions.
Sadie Beckenhaur
Sadie Beckenhaur12U Team Co-Coach
Sadie graduated from Olympia High School in 2012 as a multi-sport student-athlete.  She played volleyball, fast pitch and track.  She received all-league honors in both volleyball and track.  Her volleyball team at Olympia High School won the State Championships in 2011.  In her 5 years of playing club volleyball, Sadie’s teams appeared the Junior Olympics and won the Far Western National Qualifier.  She went on to play collegiate volleyball at Eastern University where her team made the NCAA Tournament finishing in the Sweet 16.  Her remaining time at Eastern University, Sadie played soccer (mid-field/forward) and her team appeared in the NCAA Tournament.  She transferred to Liberty University to complete her B.S. in Business Administration and Digital Analytics.  She currently works as a Digital Media Analyst and focuses her free time on her rambunctious toddler.  This is Sadie’s 2nd year coaching at the club level.
Courtney Houser
Courtney Houser12U Team Co-Coach
Courtney was born and raised in Olympia and played volleyball for Olympia High School and local club teams throughout her volleyball career.  During her early years of college, she volunteered coaching for the Olympia High School Varsity team.  She enjoys remaining involved in the volleyball community, playing on rec teams and in outdoor tournaments during the summer.  Courtney graduated from Eastern Washington University with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene and is a Dental Hygienist at an office in Olympia.  This is Courtney’s 1st season coaching with Oly Reign.
Lauren Herseth
Lauren Herseth13U Developmental Head Coach
Lauren is in her 3rd year of teaching P.E. at Washington Middle School and is currently the assistant coach for Saint Martin’s University.  She is an Olympia High School alum and competed collegiately at Central Washington University, where she helped the Wildcats reach 3 NCAA Tournaments.  She finished her collegiate career ranked 7th in school history for sets played and 16th for career digs.  Lauren has coached at every level, but looks forward to working with the 13’s age group and developing the fundamentals.
Megan Vernoy
Megan Vernoy13U Developmental Asst. Coach
Megan is a junior attending Saint Martin’s University from Brentwood, California.  She is in her 3rd season with the Saints as a right side and also contributes to the track team in the spring.  She is studying Elementary Education and Physical Education, and has been named to the GNAC All-Academic Team 2 years in a row.  This is Megan’s 1st season coaching club but will be a great addition to the Oly Reign coaching staff.
Jordan Stray
Jordan Stray12U Developmental Team Coach
Jordan graduated from Centralia High School in 2008, where she lettered in both volleyball and tennis. She was named first team all-league and Lewis County’s all-area MVP. She went on to play at Linfield where she received a B.A. in Political Science and Sociology. After two years of service in AmeriCorps, she went on to get her M.Ed. in Counseling. She is currently a school counselor at Tumwater High School and in her third season coaching JV volleyball at THS. She coached U12 for one season with PSVBA and is excited to join Oly Reign!
Kendall Camozo
Kendall Camozo12U Developmental Team Coach

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