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Sam (Schroeder) Hanlon
Varsity Head Coach

Sam (Schroeder) Hanlon graduated from Maple Lake High School in 2000. During her time at Maple Lake she was a 9x All-Conference selection in Volleyball, Basketball, and Softball and a Captain for 2 years in each sport. During her sophomore year, Sam set a conference record for home runs in a season; during her senior year, she held the state record for assists in a game (basketball). She was also named to the All-State softball team in 2000- the first softball player at Maple Lake to do so.

After graduation, Sam went on to play volleyball for two years at the University of St. Thomas. After an injury derailed her volleyball career, she went on to attend SCSU. Here she earned a degree in elementary education in 2004. After graduating, Sam taught elementary education and was the head volleyball coach at Isle Public Schools where the Huskies went from a 1-21 record to 11-11 in her first year.  She was nominated for Conference Head Coach of the Year in 2006.  The next year she taught 2nd grade and was the head volleyball coach in the HLWW school district. Sam also coached JO volleyball at Club Irish, Isle Husky VB, HLWW VB, STMA, SLP, and Synergy for the past 19 years. 

Sam and her wife, Kim, live in Brooklyn Park with their Golden Retriever, Charlie.  In her spare time, she likes to shop, play softball, and go to movies.


Sami Knott

Assistant Varsity Coach


Sami graduated from Maple Lake High School in 2012. She was a 7x letter winner in volleyball and softball, 4x all conference, and captain in both sports.  Sami helped lead the 2011 volleyball team to the school’s first ever trip to the state volleyball tournament. After graduation, she went on to play volleyball at Central Lakes College in Brainerd but an injury put a stop to competitive volleyball.  She continued to help coach for Central Lakes JO's and Maple Lake junior high volleyball.

Outside of coaching and working, Sami enjoys spending time on the lake swimming or ice fishing, playing in indoor and outdoor volleyball leagues, and doing lots of crafts.


Sydney Schulz
Junior Varsity Head Coach

Sydney played volleyball and golf throughout high school and started coaching right after graduation from Lakeville North High School. She coached volleyball in Duluth at Northland Volleyball Club throughout her undergraduate degree at The University of Minnesota- Duluth where she studied Environmental Sustainability and Sociology. (Go Bulldogs!) Sydney is now substitute teaching along with coaching and cannot wait to be working in a classroom. In her free time, she loves to garden, paint, and hangout at the beach.


Stephanie Richardson
9A Head Coach

Stephanie Richardson was born and grew up in Huron, SD and graduated from James Valley Christian High School.


While at JVC, Stephanie participated in volleyball, basketball, and track. During her time playing volleyball, she was a 2x 1st Team-All Conference, 1st Team All-State, State All-Tournament Team, and led her school to their first state volleyball appearance in school history.

Along with her successful volleyball career, she also played basketball. During her time playing basketball she was a 4x 1st Team All-Conference, 1st Team All-State, and scored over 1,500 points during her high school career. She was also a top 15 Finalist for Miss Basketball South Dakota.


After graduation, Stephanie went on to play basketball at the University of Sioux Falls for 3 years before she dedicated her time to pursue an elementary education degree. After graduating in 2008, Stephanie moved to Minneapolis to coach and teach.


Outside of coaching, Stephanie is married to Arsenio Richardson, a 2005 SLP graduate, and they have two sons, Deuce and Malik.


Stephen Zins
C Team Head Coach

Stephen is in his third-year coaching volleyball at St. Louis Park High School.  He is a native of Ohio and loved sports from a very young age.  In high school, he played football and ran track earning multiple letters in each.  He played in volleyball tournaments sponsored by the girl’s high school team and intramurals while attending Bowling Green State University.  Stephen coached women’s softball for eleven seasons, seven of those as a head coach.


Stephen is a retired Chiropractic Kinesiologist of 24 years and just finished two years as Commodore for the Minneapolis Aquatennial, a scholarship program investing in young women to achieve extraordinary futures.  He loves coaching and inspiring young people. You may have seen Stephen around school as he is the public address announcer for the varsity boy’s basketball team, has supervised for girl’s lacrosse, taken tickets at girl’s basketball games, lined judged for volleyball and has even been a member of the chain crew on Friday nights.


In his free time, Stephen enjoys playing golf, spending time with friends and writing.


Adriano Martins
B Team Head Coach

Adriano grew up in Sao Paulo, Brazil and has always been in love with sports. He has been playing volleyball in clubs, schools, varsity teams and intramurals for over 25 years. He is certified as a Level 2 CBV volleyball coach and coached volleyball (in addition to basketball and soccer) for high school and college teams for five years in Brazil before moving to Minnesota to get his M.Ed in Sports Management. Adriano enjoys hanging out at the lake in his hammock, making fun of his cat Cosmos and eating Brazilian ice cream from Bebe Zito. He is expecting his first baby in October.


2015- 2018 - Head/ Assistant Volleyball Coach (University Presbyterian Mackenzie)

2013- 2015 - Head Volleyball Coach (University Presbyterian Mackenzie)

2012-2018 - Head Volleyball Coach (Colegio Equipe)


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