Cortese earns AVCA Thirty Under 30 Award

Jessica Cortese (c) 2013 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Jessica Cortese (c) 2013 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

WESTMINSTER, Md. – McDaniel volleyball coach Jessica Cortese Wolverton earned the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Thirty Under 30 Award, announced on Friday.

Cortese was one of the 30 coaches honored with the sixth annual award, which was created to honor 30 of the up-and-coming volleyball coaches under 30 years old in the sport at all levels of the game.

The second-year Green Terror mentor guided her squad to a 19-9 season. The team appeared in the Centennial Conference (CC) tournament semifinals after posting a 7-3 record in CC play. McDaniel also advanced to the ECAC Southwest tournament.

Cortese was named the CC Coach of the Year following the season. She guided the squad from 0-10 in her first year to 7-3 and the Green Terror's first tournament appearance since 2007.