Lindy Mense

Asst. U16 Power league Coach

Coach Sara Todorovich-Ballas brings an amplitude of knowledge to the club volleyball world with 12 years of high level coaching experience ranging from high school, club and college.  She is leading Washington Elite into their 5th year as a high level club volleyball contender in Kitsap County.  Her coaching philosophy is to “not only successfully teach the game of volleyball to our young athletes, but to also build them up as strong individuals for their future.” 

"My goal on the Olympic Peninsula is to instill greatness into each of our young student-athletes. I want each of our athletes to leave Washington Elite a better athlete, a better student and an even better person. At the core of our development you will find discipline, perseverance, nutrition, champion mentality and mental toughness. I want our athletes to not only believe they can; but be able to achieve those beliefs. WE is a family atmosphere filled with strong minded individuals with the same end goal: achieve greatness. I want to personally say, I can't WAIT to see each of you out there." -Sara Todorovich-Ballas


  • 3 Year Varsity Starter at 4A Walla Walla High School

  • Sophomore Year Most Improved

  • Sophomore Year Second Team All Conference honors

  • Junior Year First Team All Conference honors

  • Junior Year team MVP

  • Senior Year All Conference honors

  • Senior Year team MVP

  • Senior Year Second Team All State honors

  • League MVP runner up

  • Played Club Volleyball at Columbia Juniors

  • Full Scholarship to D1 PAC 10 Arizona State University

  • Lead the PAC 10 in blocks

  • Averaged 2.11 blocks per set

  • Freshman Year started 20/27 matches at ASU

  • Sophomore Year Started all 27 matches at ASU

  • Transferred to D1 Big Sky Eastern Washington University on Full Scholarship

  • 10th EWU All Time Highest Hitting Percentage (.341 in 2009)

  • Honorable Mention All Big Sky Honors

  • Big Sky All Tournament Team 2009

  • Big Sky Conference Academic Accolades

  • Hit 1.000 10/10 against Northern Arizona

  • Coached at Walla Walla Community College as Second Assistant 2010-2011

  • Graduated from Eastern Washington

  • Assistant Coach at  NAIA Walla Walla University 2011-2012

  • Head Coach at NAIA Walla Walla University 2012-2014

  • Head Coach at 2A Bremerton High School from 2015-2018

  • Coaching Club Experience: PAC-V, Columbia Juniors and WE

  • Haselwood YMCA Sports Director 2014-2015

  • Younger Sister, Rachel Wilson, also played for D1 PAC 12 Washington State all 4 years

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