Lesley Willis, Head Coach

Lesley was born and raised in Plano, Texas. Lesley’s volleyball career started when she was 8 years old and the sport has been a passion of hers ever since.  She played club volleyball for Skyline Juniors and played high school volleyball at Plano Senior High.

She continued her playing career at The University of Louisiana on full scholarship as a middle blocker. During her time at UL, Lesley was named to the All-Conference Sun Belt volleyball team in 2010 and the All-Louisiana Team in 2010 and 2011. During her 5 years in Louisiana, Lesley coached club volleyball for Cajun Elite Volleyball Club as the head coach for the 14’s top team. After graduation, Lesley stayed at the University of Louisiana to be the graduate assistant coach for the UL volleyball team until she moved back to Texas with her husband in 2014. 

In her free time, Lesley enjoys running and traveling with her husband, James. This past season Lesley had her first baby daughter named Rylie! This will be Lesley’s third year with Excel and she will continue to work with the 14 White team. 

2016-2017: Head Coach, Excel 14 National White

          -Winterfest Tournament Champions

          -Early Bird: 2nd Place

          -Lonestar National Qualifier: 5th place in USA division

          -Far western NQ Reno: 2nd Place (Earned USA BID)