Game On Coaches
Hi, my name is Leah Bisignani, and I am so excited to be one of the coaches at the Game On Volleyball Camp. I’ve been playing volleyball since I was 8 years old and think it is the best sport ever. I have 3 years of NCAA DII Collegiate experience playing at Seton Hill University. I was a middle hitter and received all conference, regional, and American honors. I also coached at Keystone Volleyball Club for 4 years. I’m currently a graduate student at Ohio State University, where I also had the opportunity to play club volleyball for another year. I have a lot of knowledge to share and can’t wait to help you all grow closer to Christ and not to mention have the best summer ever. Hope you can join us! Favorite Bible verse: Philippians 2:3: Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourself. Favorite Sports quote: Somewhere behind the athlete you've become and the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl who fell in love with the game. Play for her. Mia Hamm
Career high points: Coach Taylor was a four year starting setter at Penn-Trafford High School. During her high school career she was a, three-year captain, four-time First-Team All-Section, three-time All-District, two-time Pittsburgh Post-Gazette East Feature Athlete, and First-Team All-State. In addition, she played club volleyball for the number 4 ranked team in the nation, Pittsburgh Elite. She competed in tournaments across the country and ultimately received an Athletic Scholarship to California University of Pennsylvania. While at California University of PA she received PSAC Scholar Athlete laurels all four of years and was chosen by her fellow teammates as team captain her junior and senior seasons. She finished her college career with a total of 1221 assists ranked 11th in the school’s history with total assists. Her freshman year she helped lead The Cal U Vulcans in winning a PSAC conference championship. Taylor’s junior year, while playing exclusively as a defensive specialist, her team won the Southwest Division of the PSAC. Her freshman and senior season Taylor ranked in the top 15 setters in the PSAC with total assists. Coaching experience: My favorite coaching experience is when you see a new skill set click with an athlete and see the sense of accomplishment and joy they feel. Favorite bible verse: Isaiah 40:31 but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Favorite motivational quote: “It always seems impossible until it's done” - Nelson Mandela
Cross Country Coaches
I was the 2017 NCAA Mideast Region Coach of the Year and finalist for NCAA D3 Coach of the Year for outdoor track and field; I’ve been named conference coach of the year in cross country and outdoor track and field 21 times total. My highlight in coaching so far is coaching our school’s first (and only) national champion and coaching 14 All-Americans. My other highlight is watching college athletes get down on their knees and work with youth in kids track and cross country meets; watching a college athlete get down on their knees to make a kid feel like they are the most important person in that moment is pretty inspiring. I’ve been a head coach since January 2007. I was an assistant coach for 5 years before that, mostly at the collegiate level. Favorite motivational Quote: “Everything you need is already inside” Bill Bowerman Favorite Bible verse: Matthew 25:40 40 And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers,[a] you did it to me.’
Brad Smith is a 1999 graduate of Norwin High School, where he was a 3 year letter winner, captain of the soccer team, a member of the 1998 WPIAL Section 1 Finest 15, and a 1998 WPSCA Senior All Star. Brad is also a 2003 graduate of Grove City College, having played goalkeeper, where he finished his career as the single season shutout record holder, was a 2001 PAC 1st Team All Star, 2002 Team MVP, 3 year letter winner, and 3 time scholar athlete. He currently holds the school record for career games and minutes played as a goalkeeper, as well as career shutouts. Currently, Brad is a goalkeeper coach with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds RDA East program. Favorite quote:Once you bid farewell to discipline you say goodbye to success. - Sir Alex Ferguson Favorite Bible verse: Philippians 2:3-4 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
11x Futsal State Champion (Coach) – Pittsburgh Assassins (2020) 1x Futsal State Champion (Player) – Pittsburgh Futsal Clube’ (2004) 2x Regional Finalist – Pittsburgh Assassins (2020) USYF National Team ID Coach (2020) Collegiate MVP – Seton Hill University (2009) All Conference - Seton Hill University (2009) 3x First team All-Section (2002-2005) Pittsburgh Post-Gazette All-Star (2002-2005) Golden boot award winner for most goals in a season (2005)
Anna played her high school lacrosse at McKinney Christian Academy. She is currently an Attacker with the Liberty University Flames.
Kenzie played her high school lacrosse at Peters Township high school and is currently a Midfielder with the Liberty University Flames.
Buzzard became involved with lacrosse during his Active-duty Air Force career, playing on Republic of Panama military/government squad with AF and Naval academy grads as well as embassy personnel who played at NCAA level. Upon returning to Pittsburgh, he was immediately caught up in coaching the sport that was experiencing rapid growth in Western Pennsylvania. Sean progressed from youth coach, to JV, then eventually to Varsity Head Coach with the North Hills Boys program. North Hills was 39-30 with Buzzard as Head Coach. He was named WPSLA coach of the year in 2006 when the team went 16-5. As mentioned above, Buzzard moved into MCLA coaching by joining the CMU staff in 2007-2008. In 2010 Buzzard was named Head Coach at the University of Pittsburgh and lead the team on a successful four year stretch that included 9-3 record in 2011 and a 12-3 record and an At-large bid to the national tournament in 2012. Buzzard was named CCLA D1 Coach of the year in 2012 and 2013. Buzzard continues to serve as the secretary of the CCLA conference within the MCLA. He has had articles featured in MCLA magazine, has also been a speaker at the US Lacrosse National Convention, and has also been a consultant for many combines to include the 2008 NLL entry draft combine. Buzzard completed his MS in Instructional Leadership at Robert Morris University in 2007, and currently resides in Pittsburgh with his wife and 2 sons.