2019 Coaching Staff

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Alex Fitzmorris-Sorn

Head Coach

fitzmorrisa@usd231.com

Alex is entering her fourth year as the Blazers head coach. In 2018, the Blazers went 29-10. finished second in the Sunflower League, and won their first Substate Championship since 2012. The Blazers finished 5th in the State Tournament as well. In 2017, the Blazers went 24-14 overall and finished sixth in the Sunflower League. In the 2016 season the Blazers went 20-20 overall, vastly improving on their 2015 record of 7-27.

Alex has been coaching in various capacities for over ten years. She has coached for Zoom VBC for the last three years, and has been lucky enough to work with many current members of the Blazer program during their 13U & 14U seasons. She coached for USA Volleyball in 2017, as part of the Future Select National Training Program in Colorado Springs. In 2018, she coached the USA Volleyball Select A2 Program, and in 2019 coached USAV’s Youth A2 program. Alex has coached for the Stanford University volleyball camps since 2018, and was a recipient of a 2017 Thirty Under 30 award from the AVCA.

Alex played for Blue Valley West High School, helping the Jags to two State Runner-up finishes. Alex initially continued her playing career at the University of Arkansas before playing for Boston College for one season. She then transferred to Morehead State University. Over the course of her time there, Alex helped lead the Eagles to their fourth consecutive OVC Championship, fourth consecutive regular season title, and competed in the NCAA tournament. She was named to the All-OVC Newcomer team, received an OVC Academic Medal of Honor, two AVCA Team Academic awards, and helped the Eagles receive two OVC Team Academic awards.

Hannah Bettge

Varsity Assistant 

bettgeh@usd231.com

Amy Bilger

Junior Varsity

bilgera@usd231.com

Hayley Christiansen

Sophomore

christensenh@usd231.com

Samantha Stratton

Freshman A

strattons@usd231.com

Hello! I currently teach Physical Education at Wheatridge Middle School here in town. I completed my BA in 2014 at Ottawa University, and completed my ME in 2018 at MidAmerica Nazarene University. This will be my first year joining the Blazer volleyball family and I am SO excited! Prior to this position, I was the head volleyball coach at Wheatridge Middle School for two years. I have experience playing volleyball in middle school and high school. I have a passion for this sport and I cannot wait to share it with you all! I am eager to get started, and looking forward to our upcoming season. Go Blazers! 

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Lindsey Eck

Freshman B  

eckl@usd231.com

This is my second year as part of the Blazer volleyball family and I can’t wait to see all that we accomplish! I found my way to GEHS after completing my undergraduate courses in English education at The University of Kansas. I’ve been a part of the Blazer family going on four years, but hadn’t yet had the opportunity to get further involved in the school. My background in volleyball comes from my experience on both my middle and high school teams. I loved volleyball while I was in school, and my goal is to spread that joy and passion to my players each and every season. In addition to teaching English at the high school and coaching volleyball, I also help sponsor many other GEHS activities. When I’m not utilizing my time at GEHS and encouraging others to have pride as a Blazer, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, reading, traveling, and completing coursework for my master’s in English at Fort Hays State University.