Michaela Newberry, a native of Iron Mountain, Mich., is the head coach of the Silver Lake College women's volleyball team. The 2017 season will be her first in the head coach role; in 2016 she served as the Lakers' assistant coach.
Coach Newberry has been involved with volleyball for most of her life (her mother, Jeanne, has been a high school varsity volleyball coach for two decades). She played volleyball throughout middle school and high school, and she went on to help her mother during camps and practices.
"I enjoy the energy the sport brings," Coach Newberry said about volleyball. "So much excitement goes on when you are a part of watching a good play happen."
In high school, Coach Newberry was named to the All Region Team and All Conference Team.
"I look forward to coaching at Silver Lake College, because I believe I have a lot of knowledge that would help players reach their athletic potential and I hope to share the love of the game with them," she said.
Coach Newberry received her undergraduate degree in psychology with a minor in counseling from Lake Superior State University (where she was also a standout student-athlete), and she's pursuing a master's degree in education counseling. Her hobbies include running, swimming, kayaking and painting.
Jordan Barbeau, a native of Iron Mountain, Michigan, is in her first year as the assistant coach for the Silver Lake College women's volleyball team. Coach Barbeau graduated from Silver Lake College with a bachelor's degree in the spring of 2017. She was a standout student-athlete for the Lakers' volleyball and women's basketball teams during her tenure at SLC. She currently teaches at St. Gregory School in St. Nazianz.
Meghan Walsh, a freshman from Oshkosh West High School (Oshkosh, Wis.), is in her second year as manager for the Silver Lake College women's volleyball team.
Her parents are Lisa and Kevin Walsh, and she's majoring in accounting.
Some of Meghan's "favorites" include Aly Raisman (favorite athlete), Patrick Dempsey (favorite actor), "A Walk to Remember" (favorite movie) and "Grey's Anatomy" (favorite TV show).