This is Heidi Engel's first season with Boomers and she will serve as a floating assistant coach and the trainer of our youth setters. Born and raised in Yorba Linda, CA, Heidi played multiple sports competitively until deciding to pursue volleyball. In Juniors, Heidi’s teams qualified for Junior Olympics 16U-18U. She set her 16U team to a National Championship and All-America Honors and top 5 finishes in both 18U years. Heidi accepted a full volleyball scholarship offer from the University of Florida, where she was the starting setter from 1989-1992. As a four-year starter, Heidi set the Gators to their first SEC Championships in 1991 and 1992 and their first ever NCAA Final Four appearance in 1992. Heidi earned many honors in her four years including All-SEC, Academic All-SEC, AVCA All-America and Academic All-America Honors in her senior year. Heidi remains a leader in the Gator record books holding #2 in Career Assists and #4 in Career Service Aces. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Law and a Master’s in Sports Management from the University of Florida. While in graduate school, Heidi served as a Volunteer Assistant Coach for the Gators. She then worked as an intern in Championships and Compliance at the Southeastern Conference in Birmingham, AL before relocating to South Florida. Heidi has several years coaching experience at the 12U age from Birmingham and South Florida.