The Geneva volleyball program encourages athletes to aim for excellence in the fundamentals of the game in a safe and competitive environment. The volleyball program has grown significantly since 2006, when Coach Benjumea took over as Geneva’s head volleyball coach. The varsity team alone has won 12 district championships, 6 regional championships, and a state championship in 2018. The program has had 8 players pursue their volleyball careers at the collegiate level. There are opportunities for girls to participate in the fall indoor volleyball program as early as fifth grade, and students as young as third grade are encouraged to participate in an instructional spring season.
Volleyball Coaching Staff
Head Coach / Director of Volleyball: Hollie Benjumea—Read Bio JV Coach: Delaney Heidenescher 7th/8th Grade Coach: Tony Medina
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Hollie Benjumea graduated summa cum laude from Charleston Southern University with a BS in history and education and a minor in French. She has served as head volleyball coach and grammar school PE teacher since 2006 and youth sports coordinator since 2012. Hollie played four years of Division I volleyball and was ranked as a leading middle blocker in the Big South Conference. She was named conference player of the week in 2002 and to the Big South All-Academic Team in 2001 and 2002. She also received several accolades from Charleston Southern including Volleyball Student Athlete of the Year 2001, History Student of the Year 2003, and French Student of the Year in 2002. In 2017 Hollie completed her health coaching certification through the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute and is certified to work with families and expecting mothers.
The volleyball program at TGS has earned eleven district championships under Hollie’s leadership and finished as regional runner-up in 2007, 2008, 2014, and 2015. The team was regional champions in 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. In 2013 it finished in the final four of the FHSAA state tournament and in 2016 and 2017 was state runner-up. The program clenched the state title in 2018 making it the first in school history to earn a state title. Hollie started the Geneva sand volleyball program in 2017. In 2019, the sand volleyball team finished fifth in the state in the Sunshine State Athletic Conference under the leadership of her husband Jackson Benjumea.
Hollie is a member of the American Volleyball Coaches Association and started playing amateur/professional beach volleyball in 2008. She is also a member of Florida Athletic Coaches Association, is certified in K–12 Physical Education, and a member of America Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. In 2013, Hollie was the grammar school recipient of the Paideia Award for Teaching, an award that recognizes excellence in teaching. She is passionate about health and fitness and helping others live a healthy lifestyle. She enjoys participating in a variety of sports and activities. She is married to Jackson Benjumea and they have a daughter Cassia and a son Caden.
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