Former Mount Aloysius standout student-athlete Brianna Baker was named the head women's volleyball coach in August 2008.
Baker becomes just the third head coach in the Mount Aloysius volleyball program's history. She succeeds the highly respected John Porta, who retired at the end of the 2007 season, after six years at the Lady Mounties helm.
Though this is Baker's first collegiate coaching assignment, she is a natural for the endeavor. As a player, Baker played with pride, passion, and energy. She brings that same level of enthusiasm and work ethic to the coaching ranks.
Baker was a two-time First Team All-Conference volleyball selection for the Lady Mounties. In 2004, she was voted "Newcomer of the Year" by the AMCC volleyball coaches. She led the AMCC in hitting percentage during her junior and senior seasons, and was also top of the conference statistics in kills per game 2007.
In addition to being a standout volleyball player, Baker also excelled on the women's basketball team. She was named Second Team All-Conference in 2007-08. Her two-sport prowess earned her the distinction of being recognized as Mount Aloysius' "Female Athlete of the Year" for three consecutive years.
Baker has a demonstrated strong commitment to academics and community service.
She was a past member of the Chi Alpha Sigma academic honor society for student-athletes, and graduated from Mount Aloysius Summa Cum Laude with a degree in elementary education.
Baker has been instrumental in organizing a number of student-athlete community service projects, and has participated in several voluntary missionary trips to Honduras.
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Kelsie Bumbarger joined the Mount Aloysius College coaching staff in the summer of 2012, following a stellar playing career at conference opponent Penn State-Altoona.
During her playing days, Bumbarger was a first team all-conference selection in 2011-12, and a second-team all-conference selection in 2010-11. She holds Penn State-Altoona's all-time record for assists in a season, and was named an AMCC Player of the Week on three different occasions during her career.
Bumbarger equally excelled off the court. She captained her team during both her junior and senior seasons, and was voted by her teammates to the AMCC all-conference sportsmanship team. As a Dean's List student, she was additionally named to the AMCC academic all-conference team during each of her playing years.
Bumbarger graduated from Penn State-Altoona in December 2011 with a bachelors degree in elementary education and a minor in special education.
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