The Mizuno Blazers is a USAV volleyball club in the Heart of America Region. The team is based in the Shawnee, Gardner, and Olathe, KS area. For the 2008-2009 season the Mizuno Blazers will host competitive teams in the 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18

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Emily Hester -- Assistant Coach

Middle Hitter: Johnson County Community Colletge (JCCC)

Emily is completing her sophomore season at Johnson County Community College (JCCC).  As a freshman, she was voted to both the All-Conference and the All-District teams.  Additionally, Emily was voted Kansas Junior College Athletic Association (KJCAA) Player of the Week. Emily’s college team, the Cavaliers, has recently played in the National Tournament where it placed second overall.  

Emily and her four sisters were homeschooled during their entire undergraduate education.  She has been playing volleyball since the age of nine.  In high school, her team won the National Championships during two consecutive seasons and was a runner up during Emily’s senior year.  Emily was voted to the All-tournament Team twice and was voted MVP during her senior year at the National Tournament.  Her club team won the Regional Championship two years in a row and competed in the National Tournament.

Emily has previously coached the Team KC, 16U Gold team, during her freshman year of college.