we are excited to welcome Kirsten Zeise to our coaching staff!
Kirsten started playing volleyball when she was in middle school. She went on to play as an outside hitter at Lakeville North High School one of the most successful volleyball programs in Minnesota. Her junior year her team was the state runner up and her senior year they finished 3rd. She was All-Conference her sophomore and senior years. Kirsten played club volleyball as a middle blocker and right side at M1 Volleyball Club. Kirsten went onto play Division II as a middle at Upper Iowa University before transferring to play club volleyball as an outside at the University of Minnesota. She still enjoys playing as much volleyball as she can.
Kirsten knew she wanted to coach at a young age because her father was a successful high school football and baseball coach (and still is) while she was growing up. Kirsten started coaching volleyball camps at M1 when she was in high school and has been coaching club volleyball for the past 8 years. Her first year coaching, she coached the lowest level 15’s team out of 5 at M1 and coached them on to beat their own 3’s team. The next few years she was the assistant for M1’s top 15’s and 16’s teams competing at the open level. She also coached high school volleyball back in Minnesota, and helped start a new high school program at a charter school. Kirsten has had the opportunity to coach or play for some of the top coaches back in Minnesota, and is thankful for those opportunities. She most recently coached at NYC juniors in New York as a floater and positional coach.
Kirsten currently works in the sport industry and loves all sports. She enjoys traveling, outdoor activities, water sports, and talking about her dogs, Misty and Mav.