Mark Lee is in his seventh season as head coach of the OLLU women's volleyball team. In 2012, the team finished in fourth place in the Red River Athletic Conference and suffered a tough loss in the conference tournament quarterfinals against Texas Wesleyan University. The Saints fought hard, but lost 3-1 (25-21, 20-25, 25-20, 27-25). The team's overall record was 14-18 and 8-3 in the conference.
In the 2011 season, the Saints faced nationally ranked Wayland Baptist University, Lubbock Christian University, Friends University, Dordt College, Biola University, Master's College, Vanguard University, Oklahoma Baptist University, Embry Riddle University and conference rival, University of Texas at Brownsville. The tough schedule saw them take an early 1-14 record, but the women came back to finish at 9-18 overall, but with an impressive 7-2 conference record. The Saints' two losses came via No. 1 NAIA powerhouse UT-Brownsville and nationally ranked Wiley College. The team lost to St. Thomas in the conference tournament quarterfinals.
Lee led the Saints to a 13-5 overall and 11-3 conference record in 2010. The Saints were the No. 2 seed in the tournament, where they reached the semifinals round. In 2009, as the No. 5 seed, the Saints again made it to the semifinals round. Their record that year was 16-13/10-6. In the team's second year, the Saints were finalists in the independent conference, and in 2007, the Saints finished at 3-13 for the season.
Prior to coming to OLLU, Lee spent eight years coaching at the community college level. He was head coach for five seasons for the men's volleyball team at Santa Monica College in California. His team record improved in each of the five seasons. In addition to coaching at Santa Monica College, Mark Lee was also an assistant coach at Pierce College for three years. While at Pierce, the team won three state championships in a row and two conference championships.
After receiving his high school diploma from Hart High School in Santa Clarita, Calif., Lee attended Pierce College, where he received an Associate of Arts degree and also played volleyball under the instruction of coaching legend Ken "Big Daddy" Stanley. In 2001, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from Cal State University Northridge. He also played Division I volleyball at CSUN for two years. Lee completed his master's degree in kinesiology from CSUN. He also worked as a certified personal trainer for two years and has coached club volleyball for eight years.
Mark and his wife Katharyn are the parents of two children.
|1||Stephanie Rubio||SO||OH||5-6||San Antonio, Texas||John Jay Science and Engineering Ac|
|2||Sydney Herrera||SO||MB/OH||5-11||Harlingen, Texas||South High School|
|3||Morgan Bradley||FR||DS||5-9||Cypress, Texas||Pope John Paul XXII High School|
|4||Stephanie Neal||FR||OH||5-9||El Paso, Texas||Eastwood High School|
|5||Brittany Martinez||FR||DS||5-2||El Paso, Texas||Chapin High School|
|6||Suzie Pena||JR||DS||5-4||San Antonio, Texas||Southwest High School.NW Vista CC|
|8||Audrey Contreras||FR||DS||5-2||McAllen, Texas||Nikki Rowe High School|
|9||Kendall Groff||FR||RS||5-10||Helotes, Texas||O'Connor High School|
|10||Alexandra Wilborn||FR||DS||5-5||San Antonio, Texas||Holmes HS|
|11||Gloriana Villarreal||SO||OH||5-8||Brownsville, Texas||Los Fresnos High School|
|12||Alysha Blanco||SO||OH||6-0||El Paso, Texas||Eastwood High School|
|13||Jessica Walaski||FR||MB||6-0||San Antonio, Texas||East Central HS/ Palo Alto CC|
|14||Bryttany Willoughby||JR||DS/S/OH||5-8||San Antonio, Texas||John Paul Stevens High School|
|15||Brianna Murray||FR||OH/RS/DS||5-9||Houston, Texas||Alief Hastings High School|
|19||Vanessa Ortega||JR||S||5-6||El Paso, Texas||Chapin High School|
|22||Raven Swain||FR||OH||5-9||Pflugerville, Texas||Pflugerville High School|
|37||Janelle Solis||FR||S/DS||5-3||San Antonio, Texas||Southwest High School|