A 2006 graduate of Stevenson University, Bensley ended her career with 991 kills, including a team-high and school-record 460 kills during her senior season.
A two-time first-team All-North East Athletic Conference honoree, she was named as the conference's Player of the Year as a senior in 2005 after helping the Mustangs reach the conference championship match. She was named Stevenson's Most Outstanding Female Athlete for 2005-2006. She was also the College's nominee for the NCAA Woman of the Year award.
Bensley served as the First Assistant Coach at Loyola College of Maryland from 2006-2008. Since moving to Boston, she has been coaching at SMASH Volleyball Club from Newton, MA for the past 3 years. Her teams have consistently finished in the top 12 in New England. She is currently the coach of the 16 Sparks team. She is Impact, USAV and Gold Metal Squared certified.
Bensley has been competing in beach volleyball tournaments for 8 years .She consistently places at the Open level and has won trips to Chicago and Miami to compete.
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Stimson is a 2007 graduate of Fordham University in Bronx, N.Y. where she was a four-year scholarship player, Stimson’s name is riddled throughout the Rams record books, including amassing 1,169 career kills (6th all-time) and 144 serving aces (4th all-time). She was the first player in program history to be named Atlantic 10 First Team All-Conference and was named to the Atlantic 10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
Prior to arriving at Fordham, Stimson was the first athlete to receive the New Hampshire Gatorade Player of the year in two consecutive years, as she led Milford High School to two consecutive undefeated state championships.
Stimson jumped right to the sidelines following her illustrious career, serving as a coach with the New York Juniors program (New York, N.Y.), Hardrock Volleyball Club (Milford, N.H.), and the Bentley Volleyball Camps (Waltham, Mass.).
For the past three seasons, she has served as the head girls’ volleyball coach at Ashland High School (Ashland, Mass.) where she twice led the Clockers to two state tournaments and was named 2011 Tri-Valley League Coach of the Year. Stimson recently accepted the position of Head Coach for Leslie University.
Stimson has placed in 12 beach tournaments in the 3 years she has been playing, including three 1st place finishes. She has won trips to Miami and Chicago to compete.
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