Archmere Welcomes New Assistant Volleyball Coach

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Ceci Connolly , Staff Writer

This year, Archmere Volleyball has been blessed with the new addition of Nicole Wiechecki to the coaching staff. With a long history in volleyball, Wiechecki brings immense knowledge and new ideas to help the Auks on their road to victory. 

 

Wiechecki began her volleyball career in 4th grade when she played for the Immaculate Heart of Mary Spartans. She continued playing in high school for the Ursuline Academy Raiders (an Archmere rival), where she led her team to back-to-back state championships in 2007 and 2008. After that, Wiechecki went on to play collegiate volleyball for Robert-Morris university for one year and Wilmington University for three. At Wilmington, Wiechecki put up an impressive career being named to First Team All-CACC and the Capital One Academic All-District I team. While in college, Wiechecki began coaching club volleyball and after college, she began coaching for her alma mater, Ursuline, in 2013. She coached for Ursuline for nine years until joining the Auks in 2022. 

 

Wiechecki has made an instant impact on the Archmere volleyball program. She has connected personally with the girls while also adding technical expertise, bringing the team to another level. Wiechecki added personal insight during a one-on-one interview. She remembers being eager and excited to get into the gym to help the team as soon as she could. Her goals for the season include bringing home a championship and helping the girls to learn how to play with confidence and have fun. Wiechecki feels gratitude for the new community she has gained and the new relationships she has formed. She says she is “absolutely in love” with the coaching position at Archmere and it is “the best decision [she] could have made.” The feeling is mutual as player Abby Garcia describes the beneficial effects Wiechecki has had on the team. She talks about how Wiechecki is all about positivity and “sets a great example of how we as teammates should treat each other.” Wiechecki portrays humility and has played a huge role in developing the team as both players and people. 

 

So far, under Wiechecki’s leadership the Auks have achieved a winning record of eight and three, at the time of printing. Some impressive wins like a thrilling five-setter over Padua where they put up a score of 25-4 in the third set. The Auks also beat Ursuline in four sets, something that means a lot to Wiechecki. The volleyball team has been working hard this season, and Nicole Wiechecki has been an incredible addition with her vast knowledge and positive attitude.