OUR DIRECTORS

Marco Paglialunga

Club Director  
Technical Director

Marco Paglialunga has 20+ years of volleyball experience as a coach. He coached the Italian Women's National Teams for 7 years as Assistant and Head Coach of the Youth, Junior and Senior Teams, collecting 8 International Medal and one World Cup in 2011.

Marco also coached 4 years in the Italian Serie A, the best Professional League in the world, and he collected 4 National Championships while coaching junior clubs.

In his tenure at Menlo School (CA), his team won one State Championship (2016), two League Titles, and three Northern California Tournament appearances; in 2017, he was named California Rookie Coach of the year.

His former players play now in many collegiate programs (Stanford, UW, Brown, Yale, Cal, and many others) and in many Professional Leagues around the globe.

Marco is currently the Varsity Head Coach at Carrollton School of Sacred Heart in Miami.

He is married to Mia Causevic, former Pro volleyball player and director at Miami Wave VB Club; Marco and Mia have two daughters, Nina and Luna.

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HONORS and AWARDS

6 Times Italian Champion

1 California High School State Championship

1 Time California Coach of the Year

10 National Medals

1 Time World Champion

1 Olympic Qualifications

8 International Medals

8 Years Italian National Team Coach
4 Years Italian Professional League Coach

MIA 
CAUSEVIC

Club Director  
Little Waves & Afterschool Director
Brand Manager | Events Coordinator

Mia Causevic comes from a family of high-level volleyball players (both her parents played professionally for several years and her father Nurko was one of the top players in the World, a pillar of the Jugoslavian National Team).

She started playing when she was 10 years old and she fast became one of the top players in Croatia. When she was 14, she was recruited and got under contract with Teodora Ravenna, one of the top clubs in the Italian Pro League (Serie A), which started her Italian career.

 

While playing, she got her BA in Fashion at NABA and she then started her career in education and Fashion at the Fashion School - NABA in Milan in 2010.

She moved to Miami in 2019 where she founded Miami Wave Volleyball together with her husband Marco Paglialunga and she is currently the Assistant Chair at the Fashion Institute at MDC.

She is married to Marco, former Italian National Teams coach and director at Miami Wave VB Club; Mia and Marco have two daughters, Nina and Luna.

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HONORS and AWARDS

3 Times Junior Italian Finalist

2 Times Junior Croatian Champion

1 Time MVP Jr Italian National Championship

One of the Youngest Pro Players in Europe to reach Serie A (14 yo)

Played as Pro Player for more than 10 years

OUR COACHES

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Ciro Zoratti

Wave International Program Director

Wave Technical Advisor

20+ Years Coaching Experience

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Mykaya Kelly

Coral Gables HS Coach

3rd season at Miami Wave

5+ Years Coaching Experience

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Jordan Llanes

3rd season at Miami Wave

 

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Vanessa Trujillo

4th Season at Miami Wave

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Taylor Morrill

Former FIU Assistant Coach

1 NCAA National Championship

10+ Years Coaching Experience

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Cathryn Schara

College Athlete of the Year

HS and College Hall of Fame

4 Years of HS and Club Coaching Experience

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Alanna Perez

3rd Season at Miami Wave

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Steven Soriano

Barry University Assistant Coach

Former Staff Syracuse University

Former U23 Puerto Rico NT Assistant Coach

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Troy Benson

3rd Season at Miami Wave

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Isabelle Venero

2nd Season at Miami Wave

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Savannah Miller

Volunteer Coach at University of Miami

2021 USAV Open National Champion

5+ years coaching experience

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Julio Del Solar

3rd Season at Miami Wave

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Elizabeth Fernandez

2nd Season at Miami Wave