Founder & Writer
Urban is a 25-year-old professional volleyball player and former Slovenian national team member. Volleyball was a path laid out for him since childhood. When he first started playing at nine years old, he fell in love immediately. Six years later, his professional career took off as he started training with OK Žirovnica club’s senior team. This is when his childhood passion started turning into a purpose and a career.
As Urban’s career started naturally accelerating, he joined the OK Triglav Kranj team and won a bronze medal at a national championship. By age nineteen, he debuted with the national team, played in the World Championship, the European Championship, and the World League II. His team won first place and qualified for the first division.
After years of hard work and dedication, Urban signed his first professional contract abroad with the Giesen Grizzlys (Germany). Shortly after, he joined one of Germany’s best teams, United Volleys Frankfurt. He then proceeded to join the leading Slovenian club, Ach Volley Ljubljana, and then a year later, OK Budva (Montenegro Champions), where he still plays today.
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When she was 14, she left her home state of Wyoming for California. She played for four years in the Bay Area during her high school years. Consequently, she earned a full-ride scholarship to Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles, CA. LMU is a division one school and was a top 25 team in three of the four years she played. Notably, LMU was invited to the NCAA playoffs twice during her tenure; in 2012 and 2014.
After university, she moved to Geneva Switzerland to continue her volleyball career. She played two consecutive seasons with the Eagles professionally. After her second season with them, she had to return home to the United States and tend to chronic pain plaguing my knee. She is no stranger to injury or recovery – as she endured two knee operations and managed to return to the professional arena. Once again, she landed in Geneva. Thereupon, she pursued a master’s degree and another opportunity to play professionally. She earned a top-scorer jersey her first season back. However, 2020 proved to get the better of her and she had to retire – a torn rotator cuff.
It is here and now, two years into retirement that she has the pleasure of writing about volleyball and hoping to guide other athletes to achieve their dreams. She has 18 years of volleyball experience. Through these years there are many of pain, resilience, strength, weakness, and everything in between. She strives to help you achieve the best version of yourself through volleyball.
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