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Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:11

2019 Season Preview

Crean Lutheran volleyball team looks to returning players and freshmen for success

Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Philippians 2: 3-4

Crean Lutheran’s girls volleyball team, under first-year Coach Monty Johns, is counting on some key returning players and incoming freshmen for a successful season.

“I’m actually very excited about this team,” said Johns, who has coached volleyball at El Toro and Mission Viejo high schools. “It’s a really great class of incoming freshmen. So we have some returning kids who will kind of be the anchors and then we have some incoming freshmen who are going to make the team even more explosive than they were last year.

“It’s exciting to start something new and it’s exciting to be at a place like Crean Lutheran with a super supportive staff.” Johns said there are some key players who are expected to lead the way. Among them are senior Cathryn Tuccinardi, who was the starting setter last year. “She’s going to be like the quarterback, the leader of the team,” Johns said.

The starting outside hitter will be junior Sydney Dews. “She is the returning starting outside hitter, she was good last year and she is even better now,” Johns said. Sophomore Katherine Thies is expected to come in and “be a solid role player,” Johns said. One of the incoming freshmen expected to make big contributions is Madison Moore, who is, “one of the more explosive ninth graders that I’ve seen in a long time,” Johns said.

As they go through the course of the season, Johns and his players plan to live by the Bible verse Philippians 2: 3-4 “To make a successful program, any high school program is designed to build future leaders,” Johns said. “And to me the greatest leaders throughout the history of the world lead with a servant’s heart. The best example being Jesus. Our verse is all about putting others before us and coming to humility and counting others more significant than yourself.”

Johns believes the Saints have the potential for success. “I know that this team, when they start to really gel, I think they’re as competitive as most schools around here,” he said.

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Mr. Monty Johns Varsity Head Coach

Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:11

Education
BA in Pyschology
MA in Curriculum Development

Experience

Crean Lutheran High School (CLHS) is excited to announce Monty Johns as the new Head Girls Volleyball Coach.  CLHS is blessed to welcome Coach Johns to the Saints family. His coaching expertise and wealth of experience at the high school and club level along with his motivating spirit and love for our Lord and Savior makes him a perfect fit for the Saints. He is a student of the game on the cutting edge of the sport who has experienced much success as a head coach. Coach Johns worships at Saddleback Church. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and an Master’s of Arts in curriculum development. Currently, he teaches 5th grade at Portola Hills Elementary. His education, passion for the game, and professional experience will serve him well as he organizes, directs, and leads the girls volleyball program.

I am thrilled to take over the girl’s volleyball program at Crean Lutheran High School. The program has an excellent reputation in the volleyball community and I look forward to building upon what the previous coaches have established. With that in mind, my goals for the program are to help each athlete understand what it takes to compete at their highest level and understand the significance of the opportunity God has provided them as high school athletes. I am excited to start working with the staff, parents, and players at Crean Lutheran, and I am looking forward to many productive seasons.

Contact:
johns@creanlutheran.org

Beach Volleyball

Welcome to Saints Beach! We are looking forward to another great season in the sun and sand! We have the absolute honor and true blessing of being able to compete in a sport where we get to admire God's creation on a daily basis. This program is intended to equip and prepare our indoor volleyball girls for their upcoming fall season - physically and mechanically. It is also a perfect program to better the experienced beach players who want the training and coaching strictly for beach volleyball. This is an opportunity to find an appreciation for another version of volleyball that has been familiar to many for years. We pray that as you enter our Saints Beach family, there is Christ-centered fellowship and memories that praises our Lord and Savior! 

The Girls Beach Volleyball Program participates in the Orange County Volleyball League. OCVBL consists of 13 highly competitive Orange County high school beach teams. In each tournament, 5 matches with doubles (2 v. 2) will be competing best 2 out of 3 sets, as well as a fast paced 4 on 4 match to conclude the tournament. All tournaments are played at Newland Street, Huntington State Beach.

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