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Melissa Backes Ilic

Currently coaching: 13-2 Royal

In high school Melissa played for Spring Lake Park and Minnesota Select.  She experienced most of her time as an outside hitter and libero.  While at Spring Lake Park High School Melissa’s team were back to back champions of the North Suburban Conference and she was named all conference her junior and senior years.  Along with being all conference her senior year she was honored with being named the conference’s Most Valuable Player.

After high school Melissa attended Ashford University (NAIA) where she studied business and played volleyball on a full scholarship.  While playing at Ashford University, Melissa was named a captain by her teammates her sophomore season.  In her sophomore season Melissa was awarded all conference honorable mention, offensive and defensive player of the week awards, and was named all tournament in two separate tournaments.  Since Melissa has finished her college career she has coached at Pleasant Valley Volleyball Club in Iowa, Panther Volleyball Club in Minnesota, and for Spring Lake Park High School Volleyball.  This will be Melissa’s 3rd season with VVC.