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1st Alliance 17 Silver

1st Alliance 17 Silver Chicago volleyball club 

1st Alliance 17 silver

Competition & Practice Schedule:

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Coach: Aubrey Sands (Sniegowski) and Jill Briner


Coach Aubrey Sand is a Chicagoland native, starting her club volleyball career at age 11.

She became part of the Lion's family in 2005, playing for Lion's 15-1s. The following season,she became part of 1st Alliance VBC where she continued to play, eventually completing her club career as a rightside for 1st Alliance 18-1s. She received a division 1, full ride scholarship to the University of Illinois at Chicago where she studied Industrial Design and Business Management. Aubrey was a member of the National Society for Collegiate Scholars. She also was on the Dean's List and the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll. In 2012, she finished her senior season being voted the team's Most Improved Player, received the Athletic Academic Achievement Award for having the top GPA on her team, as well as being named to the 2012 All Horizon League Team. Her team finished 2nd in the Horizon League, leaving them one win shy of playing in the NCAA tournament. Aubrey has been head coach of 1st Alliance 17 onyx and Lions 15 West. In past years, she has helped coach Lion's 12's, private lessons, position practices and summer camps throughout the club. Aside from coaching, she currently works full time as a Graphic Designer for a print and promotional company called FGS, inc, and lives with her husband in the Little Italy Neighborhood in Chicago.


Coach Jill Brine is originally from Oak Park, IL and attended Oak Park - River Forest High School. She joined the Lion’s Family at the age of 11, playing on the 12-1s team. She continued her club journey with Lions, and eventually 1st Alliance VBC until she was 18. On that journey, Jills was part of 1 AAU national Championship teams, 2 Runner up teams, as well as, multiple medal winning teams at National qualifiers. Jill received a division 1, full ride scholarship to set at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. She set her first two years at NEU and earned rookie of the year in 2011 and 2nd team all conference in 2012 for the CAA conference. In 2013, Jill transferred to Eastern michigan University, where she studied accounting and received her Bachelors of Business Administration with a 3.98 GPA. Jill earned a spot on the all tournament team for the conference tournament in 2013 and was first team all conference in 2014 for the MAC. Other Notable awards include, team-voted, MVP, as well as, as a First team academic all american for NCAA. After EMU, Jill continued her education at The Ohio State University in 2015, earning her Masters of Accounting. Jill now works as an external auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC). Jill began coaching her freshman and sophomore year in Boston for Mass Pats VBC. She continued coaching in Michigan for Legacy VBC in 2013 and 2014. Outside of Volleyball and Work, Jill lives in Chicago with her Fiance and beloved Schnoodle, Diesel.


2017 Roster


17 Silver in Action: