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1st Alliance 16 Black

1st Alliance 16 Black Chicago volleyball club 

1st Alliance 16 Black

Competition & Practice Schedule:

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Coach: Mary Kate Imrie 


Coach MaryKate Imrie is originally from Orland Park, IL.  She joined the Lions Jrs. family at 15 with the 15-1s team and continued on to 1st Alliance for the next three seasons.  Her 17’s club season she was MVP of the JVDA National tournament and her team won the gold medal.  She then continued her career at the division I  University of Illinois at Chicago as a setter.  Some of her athletic and academic accomplishments at UIC include: Member of Honors College; All Academic Horizon League; Academic Achievement Award; Chancellor Student Leadership & Service Award, President of the Horizon League Student Athlete Advisory Committee; President of the U.I.C. Student Athlete Advisory Committee, Participating member of the Athletics Advisory Committee to the Chancellor; member of the Student Fees Advisory Committee, 4 year member of women’s volleyball team; 2 time UIC volleyball captain; all League honoree; team MVP; Unity-Integrity-Commitment Award winner, Honorable Mention All-American, UIC Top 50 Flames of 50 Years recipient.  She graduated in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in the Art of Communication.  She now works as an operations and events manager at a print and promotional company called FGS, inc.   Playing volleyball was always her passion and now she continues her love of the game through coaching. 


2017 Roster


16 Black in Action: