Debbie Kniffin has joined Starlings as director of the Orange County program. Kniffin played volleyball at Iowa State University from 2008-11 and graduated with a B.A. in English and Technical Communications in 2012. Her professional experience includes communications and programming roles with volleyball organizations including USA Volleyball, Badger Region Volleyball Association, the American Volleyball Coaches Association, the NET Live and Volleyball Magazine. Kniffin is currently a writer for Page 17, Inc. and resides in Irvine, Calif. with her husband David — head men’s volleyball coach at UC Irvine — and five-year-old step-daughter Summer.
We’ve updated the information under the Nationals tab to include some preferred lodging options for the 2015 Championships. Look under the tab for contact information.
Here is the latest list of Starlings players that played on collegiate teams in 2014. We congratulate them on their achievement and hope that this inspires others to follow in their footsteps.
The 18th Annual Starlings National Championship will be held San Diego on June 19-21, 2015. Mark it on your calendars and start your team on the path to a good performance at this showcase event. We’ll provide more information as the tournament dates get closer.