Jacqueline started playing volleyball at the age of 14. After winning numerous junior accolades, she was awarded a scholarship and played four years of NCAA Division I volleyball. She graduated from Santa Clara University with a BS in Psychology.

​Following university, Jacqueline played professionally in Europe. She played one year in France (Pro-F) with Hainaut Volley and then 6 years in Switzerland at FKB Düdingen Volley (LNA) and VBC Fribourg (LNB).

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She completed an MA in Psychology and an MS in Leadership Coaching whilst in Switzerland and worked 4 yrs as a Performance Coach at the EPFL in Lausanne. 

Jacqueline coached the International School of Lausanne from 2010-2012, and was SGIS and ADISR champions two years in a row (2011-2012). She also coached the University of Fribourg winning back-to-back Swiss University Championships (2011-2012) and as a result, participated in the European University Games in Serbia (2011) and Spain (2012). As the Head Coach for the VBC Fribourg woman's team from 2010-2012, the team won the 1st League title elevating them back into the LNB.

She has over 15 years of youth, beginner, and elite volleyball coaching experience in both California and Europe.

Currently Jacqueline lives in California with her husband and baby girl. She is the Head Coach for the Varsity girls team at Castilleja High School and owns a preschool in Palo Alto. She is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, CPR/AED Certified, and has completed a certification in Early Childhood Education.



Olivia Gachoud

Olivia returns for her 6th year of coaching camp. She is a graduate of the University of Fribourg and plays for VBC Fribourg (LNB). She is the former head JV and assistant Varsity coach at La Châtaigneraie. She has twice participated in the European University Games for the Swiss National University Team (2012-2013). 

Lauren Bertolacci

Lauren is back for her 5th year coaching camp. She has over 10 years of professional playing experience and was a member of the Australian National Team. She coaches the LNA Men's team at FC Luzern and coached the University of Fribourg woman's team in 2012-2013.

Melanie Schneider

Melanie returns for her 4th year coaching camp. She has her Masters in Sport Management from the University of Lausanne and played for VBC Fribourg (LNB). She has played and coached for over 8 years in Fribourg and was a member of the Swiss National University Team (2010-2013).

Marie Schnetzer

GerRard Lipscombe

Camp Director

Jacqueline Heler