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Jessica Walker
Jessica Walker Image
Head Coach - 6th Season
Alma Mater: Redlands '07
Phone: (714) 879-3901 x 1296

The 2017 season marks the sixth year that Jessica Walker has led the Hope International Women’s Volleyball team. Walker enters the sixth season of her coaching career at HIU with a strong base of senior leadership supported by talented returning players and incoming recruits.

After the success of 2016, the Royals took a step backward after the loss of their NAIA All-American middle Conley Kipp. Katie Landazuri had a standout season for HIU and was named All-GSAC for Coach Walker while leading the team in kills, and the Royals finished the season under .500 again. However, the outlook following the 2016 season was promising with several impressive performances from incoming freshmen during the year.

2015 was a breakout year for the Royals in GSAC play as the Royals played their way to an even .500 at 8-8 against conference opponents. The Royals still finished the year under .500 overall but were able to take a major step forward as a team in the conference slate.

During the first three years of Coach Walker’s tenure, injuries played a big role in the derailment of the success of the Royals on the court.  Sweeps against Arizona Christian and William Jessup at different points in GSAC play were the highlights of Walker's first three seasons.

Most of her coaching expertise comes from working with the 951 Elite Volleyball Club- one of the premier volleyball clubs in the Inland Empire.  After spending two and half years working with the 17-2 team including as the head coach for 7 months, Walker is currently the Head Coach of the 15-1 team while serving as the assistant on the 18-1 team.  Off the roster of her 17-2 team, five girls have gone on to play college volleyball including one at a NCAA Division I school.  Even with the head job at Hope International, she continues to coach with the 951 teams.

In the high school ranks, Walker coached two seasons as the varsity coach at her alma mater Redlands High School.  In her final year, she led the Terriers to a 14-10 record that included a trip to the CIF playoffs.  Her dad, Jim Walker, has been the head football coach at RHS since 1992.

Prior to coaching at RHS, Walker spent a year coaching varsity at Martin Luther King High School in Riverside, CA.  The Wolves finished 13-12 while also advancing to the CIF playoffs under her care.

Walker spent her final three collegiate years playing for the University of Redlands.  She left her mark on the Bulldogs’ program as she finished fourth all-time in career assists with 1,363.  Her placement so high on the all-time list is made even more impressive knowing she split her first two years as an outside hitter and setter.  Her 722 assists as a Senior rank fourth all-time in a single season at UR.  With Walker running the offense, the Bulldogs advanced to the Regional Finals for the first time in school history in 2006.

She began her college playing days at Cal State San Bernardino.  As a member of the Coyotes, they reached the NCAA Division II National Semi-Finals.

Educationally, Walker earned a Bachelors of Arts in History from the University of Redlands in 2007.

Coach Walker resides in Buena Park, CA.

 
 
2017 Women's Volleyball Roster
Roster for 2017 Women's Volleyball Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.HometownPrevious School
1Carleigh CruzJRDS5-4Buena Park, CARio Hondo College
2Katie LandazuriSROH5-7Temecula, CAChaparral HS
3Hallie SullivanJRMB6-1Vacaville, CASt. Mary's College (CA)
4Camryn RowellFROH5-9Bakersfield, CAStockdale HS
5Kierra PearsonSOOH5-8Huntington Beach, CAHuntington Beach HS
6Shea BeemanSRL5-5Hurst, TXBell HS
7Jessica ZiegSRS5-8Carlsbad, CAMiraCosta College
8Megan ArmstrongJRS/DS5-8St. George, UTOrange Coast College
9Breanna KirklenSRMB5-11Valley Center, CAMira Costa College
10Mikayla DeriegSROP5-11Yorba Linda, CAYorba Linda HS
11Anna StevensonSODS/L5-7Scottsdale, AZWoodcrest Christian HS
13Maddy BarrettJRMB6-0Fullerton, CAChaminade (HI)
14Dayanerrah TaoeteJROH/OPP5-8Menifee, CAMt. San Jacinto College
15Ryleigh CampbellSRMB5-11Hemet, CACalvary Murrieta HS
16Natalie HadderFROH5-10Yucaipa, CAYucaipa HS
17Measha LindstrandJRS5-8Great Falls, MTOrange Coast College
18Amanda EncinasSRS5-6Whittier, CAAmerican International College
22Taylor PearsonSOS5-7Glendale, AZNorthwest Christian HS
23Casey GreeneSODS/L5-6Lombard, ILGlenbard East HS
Coaches
Jessica Walker Image
Head Coach
6th season
 
Henry Valiente Jr. Image
Assistant Coach
1st season
 
 
 
W - Volleyball
Overall GSAC Streak
11-4 (.733) 4-1 (.800) Won 5
 
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