Andrea began playing volleyball when she was 12 years old and is beginning her 10th year as a coach. She brings a wealth of game knowledge to the gym from both a player and coach perspective. She has been coaching club volleyball in San Diego for the past 9 years, and this will be her second season with Forza1 volleyball club! in 2019/2020 she coached at our Elite Level.

In high school, she made 1st team all league 3 years in a row, and was named league MVP her junior and senior years of high school at Serra High School. Andrea played club Volleyball for Sun West Volleyball Club, now known as Epic Volleyball Club, for 3 years.

After high school, Andrea earned a volleyball scholarship to Cal State, Los Angeles in 2001 where she helped lead her team to their first NCAA appearance in 2005 and won NCAA regional finals her junior year of college. She majored in Social Work and Child Development, and has been working as a Rehabilitation Specialist for the San Diego Unified School District for the past 7 years educating children with special needs and behavioral challenges.