Administrative Staff

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Sara mason

Sara is a practicing attorney of nearly 30 years, focusing on healthcare and environmental law. She moved to Las Vegas from Miami, FL 23 years ago where she raised three children with her husband Billy. Sara's passion for volleyball developed over the past 10 years as her youngest pursued the sport and now heads to college to continue her career. Sara has a love for the outdoors and hikes and bikes regularly.  

 

Sara saw a unique opportunity with Stacy Sykora to grow the sport of volleyball in Las Vegas by establishing a healthy and positive environment for other young athletes to thrive.

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Stacy Sykora

Development and Program Director

Stacy is a Two-time All American Outside Hitter, Three-time Olympian, silver medalist and is the first ever US Libero; considered one of the best to ever play the position. Stacy's dynamic play over her 15+ year professional career has earned her fans worldwide, plus countless awards, including best libero and best defender in the world. 

 

After a tragic bus accident ended her career as a professional athlete, Stacy has been coaching and motivating others by sharing her experience and amazing story. She has had recent stints coaching the US Junior and Youth National Teams and continues to work with USA Volleyball supporting camps and tryouts. Stacy is passionate about changing lives and sharing her love for the sport of volleyball.

Stacy has played volleyball professionally in Italy, Russian, Spain and Brazil, learning the language in each. She loves music and art and spends her free time creating and living in-concert.

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Amy Schlauder

Media and Marketing Director

Amy Schlauder is the current varsity coach at Durango High School where she was named Nevada Preps Coach of the Year in 2017 and 2019. She is a native of Las Vegas and a Durango volleyball alum, where she is a two-time inductee into Durango's Athletic Hall of Fame. 

Amy attended BYU, where a highlight was leading her team to the "Elite 8" in the 2007 NCAA Tournament. She loved playing in Russia, Argentina, Italy, and Slovenia during her high school and collegiate playing years.

 

Amy has coached for several successful club volleyball programs including Utah Elite, Vegas Encore, and Nevada Juniors. She directs Nike Volleyball Camps through US Sports Camps each summer and co-directs the annual Durango Fall Classic volleyball tournament each fall. She is excited to join the outstanding staff at Sykora Academy!