Coach Lisa Zielinski is in her 26th year as the Head Volleyball Coach, Assistant Athletic Director and Physical Education teacher at St. Thomas Aquinas High School. Career record to date 652-139 In 1990, Lisa lead the St. Thomas Aquinas volleyball team to their first District 5A title and has since won 24 consecutive titles. Under Coach Zielinski the Raiders have won 9 Regional Championships and appeared in 13 Regional Finals. The Raiders have made 9 State appearances and won the State 5 A Championship in 1995 and 2004. Coach Zielinski has been selected as the Dairy Farmers Florida 5 A Volleyball Coach of the year in 1995 and 2004. Selected Volleyball Coach of the Year 1995, 1997,1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2004, 2007, 2008 by the Sun Sentinel and the Miami Herald. In 2004 Coach Zielinski was selected High School Female Coach of the Year by the Miami Herald. In 2002 and 2008 Coach Zielinski served as the Florida Athletic Coaches Associations South All Star Volleyball Coach. Coached Volleyball Club at Sunshine Volleyball Club 1989 - 1991 South Florida Volleyball Club 1991-1993 Blockbuster Volleyball Club Co-Director /Coach 1993-1994 Club Florida Volleyball Club 2005 - 2006 Ocean Breeze Volleyball Club 2007 Boomers Volleyball Club 2001 - 2004, 2008- present Under St. Thomas Aquinas Coach Zielinski more than 30 players have gone on to play College Volleyball at: Stanford, Wake Forest, Georgia Tech, UCF, FAU, Clemson, Cornell, Rutgers and the Univ. of Tampa to name a few. Past players have been selected as Gatorade Florida Volleyball Player of the year, Dairy farmers Volleyball Player of the Year, NCAA All Americans, NCAA player of the year and NCAA Freshmen players of the Year. Coach Zielinski currently has a St Thomas Aquinas volleyball Alumni player playing on the USA Women's team. Coach Lisa Zielinski graduated from Ithaca College with a BS in Physical Education were she was a member of the women's tennis team and currently holds a top ten all time winning percentage.

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