Published On: Wed, Apr 19th, 2017

Lynn Hires New Volleyball Assistant Coach

By: Michael Demyan

lynn-coachFormer College of Central Florida head coach Flavia Siqueira has been announced as Lynn University’s new assistant volleyball coach.

Siqueira has spent the last six years with CF and led them to an overall record of 188-59, six conference titles, an FCSAA State Championship and an NCJAA District P Championship. During the 2016 season, the team had a perfect record in their conference.

Her player development skills are well-known, as the six-time Mid-Florida Conference Coach of the Year recipient has helped with the development of two FCSAA State Players of the Year and an NCJAA National Player of the Year.

“She’s extremely experienced, has a track record for recruiting elite level players and is highly regarded for developing young women on and off the court,” head coach Adam Milewski said. “Coach Siqueira’s values and work ethic were a perfect match for us at Lynn University.”

Before her coaching days, Siqueira was a part of two top four national finishes at Western Nebraska Community College before taking the University of Mary to its first ever top 10 ranking.

She starting her head coaching career in 2007 with the College of the Southwest and then took a coaching job at Northwest College. During her time with Northwest, Siqueria led the team to a regional championship and an NJCAA national tournament berth. In 2009, the American Volleyball Coaches Association awarded her the 30 Under 30 Award.

Last season, the Lynn Fighting Knights’ volleyball team finished with a 20-11 record and were eliminated in the first round of the NCAA South Region Tournament after a loss against Tampa.

They are excited to see what Siqueria can do for them this year after her previous accomplishments as a head coach.

“So far she’s been a great addition. She’s changed our practices. She’s made it more intense and is just making it a more competitive atmosphere for all of us,” defensive specialist Ariana Rodriguez said.

Siqueria will be adjusting to the assistant coaching role instead of a head coaching role, but she is ready to step in and help the team grow stronger.

“Coach Milewski and I have similar but also different philosophies, which is a great advantage as our ultimate goal is to find what is best for our players and program,” she said.

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