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Chelsey Albrecht will begin her eighth season as head coach of the Presentation College Saints volleyball team. Albrecht guided the 2015 team to a home North Star playoff berth and to the Final Four of the North Star volleyball tournament.
Albrecht came to PC from Northern State University, where she previously played and served as a graduate assistant coach. After completing her playing career in 2005, Albrecht joined the coaching staff at Northern, serving most recently as a graduate assistant in 2007. Albrecht's main duties at Northern included recruiting, working with the NESD Junior Olympic volleyball program, regional camps, and athlete instruction.
During her time at Northern, Albrecht was a key player for the Wolves volleyball team from 2002-2005, including starting for the majority of three of her four years under Coach Lisa Schriver. Albrecht was twice named to the Northern Sun All-Conference Honorable Mention team (2004 & 2005). Prior to her career at Northern State, Albrecht was a three-sport athlete at Aberdeen Central High School, participating in basketball and track in addition to being an All-State selection in volleyball (2001).
Albrecht holds a B.S. in Health & Physical Education and a Master’s of Science in Education, Teaching, and Learning with an emphasis in Health, Physical Education and Coaching both from Northern State University.
Albrecht, her husband Chris, and their three children Camryn, Conner, and Carson reside in Aberdeen.
Rachel Sellari will begin her second season as assistant coach of the Presentation College Saints volleyball team, as well as her second year as Wellness Center Coordinator. Sellari started coaching club volleyball six years ago for Texas Eclipse and was the Varsity Coach at Summit Christian Academy in Cedar Park, Texas for the 2014 season.
Her first year in college she played for the University of Texas at Arlington NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Team for the 2009-2010 season. The following season she transferred to Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas where she finished her collegiate volleyball career. While at Southwestern, Rachel was a part of a defense ranked number 1 in the nation as well as being consistently ranked in the top 15 nationally as a team. She participated in the NCAA Division III National Championship Tournament each of her three years at Southwestern in 2010, 2011 & 2012.
Sellari’s senior thesis at Southwestern was focused on studying the kinematics and biomechanics of a successful forearm pass. The findings identified tendencies in successful passers that if incorporated in the techniques of younger players, could improve their passing. The results were considered significant enough to be published in the International Journal of Exercise Science.
Rachel graduated from Southwestern University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology.