Jessica Isanell

Jessica Isanell


wonder jessica

Katie Lindelof, Buck Lindelof Sunshine Volleyball Club

Wonder Jessica

Jessica Isanell



  • University of California Los Angeles 2009-2013
  • B.S. Biology-Pre Medicine, Double major Evolutionary Biology and Psychobology

Sports Background

  • Current Semi-Pro Beach Volleyball Competitor
    • Played in every 2022 AVP Tour stop, coming 1 set away from qualifying for the Manhattan Open
    • Sponsored Athlete in Kerri Walsh’s Development program for 2 years- finished 4th overall in the program and earned prize money at the end of the 2019 season
    • Competitor at the Open level (CBVA, Platform 1440, and AVP)
    • Started playing beach after college in 2014
  • D1Rower
    • Learned the sport as a walk-on at UCLA
    • Novice to varsity in 1 year & earned 3 year scholarship
    • Made UCLA history leading my varsity boat to the highest ranked #1 position going into NCAA’s as a junior captain -Earned the highest UCLA team finishes to date (8th and 9th in the nation and 1st, 2nd and 3rd at PAC-12’s)
    • Invited to US National Team Trials by my sophomore year (top 12 rowers in my age group)

Soccer Player Clubs

  • Celtic, Arsenal ‘05-‘09
  • Soccer Player for 12 years ‘98-‘09

Coaching Background

  • Multi-sport Coach PE Teacher
    • Notre Dame Academy HS ‘21-‘22 Indoor Volleyball
    • Harvard Westlake Middle School indoor coach
    • Surfside Volleyball Club 13s/14s ‘18-‘20
    • Private Lessons- ‘20-‘22
  • Beach Volleyball
    • Westcoast Beach Volleyball Club Coach 2020-2022
    • Notre Dame Academy High School Beach Volleyball JV/Developmental Coach ‘22
    • Sinjin Smith Beach Volleyball Camps Coach and Marketing Director ‘14/‘19
  • Rowing
    • Row LA- Middle school rowing coach and advocate for inner-city, disadvantaged kids ‘14-15
    • LA Rowing Club- adult Master’s rowing ‘14-‘15
    • Indoor rowing instructor at Revolution Fitness ‘14-‘16
  • Soccer
    • Pacifica High School Varsity Soccer ‘14-‘15

Coaching Philosophy

Learning how to be coachable has gotten me further in my athletic career than any other skill. If I can teach kids how to humbly accept short-term “failures” for long-term progress, they can tap into potential they never knew was possible.


About Jessica

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“When you fall, get right back up.

Just keep going, keep pushing it.“

Katie Lindelof, Buck Lindelof Sunshine Volleyball Club

“You control your own wins and losses.”
– Maria Sharapova

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