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Our Team Members


Greg Vogel

Greg played indoor club volleyball while studying Civil Engineering at the University of Tennessee. As a middle blocker, he helped Tennessee win an NCVF National Championship in 2015. After making the transition from indoor to sand, Greg won an NCSVA National Championship in 2016 and also earned a AA rating for California Beach Volleyball. Greg founded Sinjin Beach with the hopes of raising the standard of beach volleyball in North Carolina. Greg has played in numerous professional qualifiers in addition to winning multiple open events. Greg lives in Durham with his wife, Marie, and their dogs.


Joe Pate

Joe started playing beach during his freshman year at NC State outside his dorm and quickly fell in love with the people of beach volleyball and the sport itself. Joe played Middle/Right Side for NC State's club team for 3 years before getting into local beach tournaments. Joe currently lives in Raleigh and, while finishing his studies, competes in open level beach tournaments along the east coast. Joe serves as a lead coach across all teams and programs at Sinjin. In addition to helping run Sinjin Beach, Joe also helps manage a restroom trailer rental company here in Raleigh.


Jill Sheets

After growing up in Waco, TX, Jill played indoor at Dallas Baptist University. She starting coaching indoor during her college years and continued to play indoor tournaments after her collegiate career. Jill began playing beach in 2006 when she and her husband moved to North Carolina. She is still an active beach player and in addition to coaching at Sinjin, she enjoys playing pick-up and tournaments while balancing time spent with her husband and their 4 kids. 


Stephen Kidder

Steve began his coaching career at Avalanche Club in Colorado with a 16’s National Team. After moving to the Carolinas, Steve spent 10 years coaching at NC Elite in Raleigh. During that tenure, he coached juniors National Teams of ages ranging from 15 to 18. Steve started playing beach volleyball in college and has had the privilege to train and play against some of the world’s top beach volleyball players. Steve works for Cisco and lives in Morrisville with his wife, Shasta, and their daughter, Daven.


Christina Paul

Christina Paul played D1 indoor volleyball as team captain for the University of Maryland - College Park as a defensive specialist/outside hitter where she spent many years coaching summer camps with the Terps. Later she went to medical school and coached indoor club volleyball for Virginia Elite Volleyball Club (14s). She has spent many years playing pick-up indoor, grass, and beach volleyball in Washington, DC, Virginia Beach, Austin, Texas  New York City, and Delaware. Before moving to North Carolina, she coached at the Sandsharks Dewey Beach Volleyball Club team. Off the court, she is a PM&R physician at ECU Health. 

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Natalie Clemens

Natalie started playing volleyball when she was 13 and eventually went on to play at Kent State University as a libero and defensive specialist. After college she moved to Florida and gained a love for beach volleyball and enjoyed traveling to play in tournaments every weekend. Before moving to Raleigh in 2008, Natalie sailed the high seas working on cruise ships! She is currently the Corporate Wellness & Activities Director for McConnell Golf and still enjoys playing as much as she can. Natalie serves as the lead coach for Sinjin's Regional team.


Kacy Hele

Kacy joins Sinjin Beach as a 2022 college grad! She competed at the D1 level in beach volleyball for San Jose State University where she studied Biomedical Engineering. At SJSU, Kacy competed in the 5s and helped the Spartans set a program record of most team wins in the season in 2020 and tied that record in 2022. Kacy brings a competitive edge and elite knowledge of what it takes to succeed on and off the court at the top collegiate level. Off the court, she works as an Engineer at Duke Medical. 


Chase Teal

Chase played at Sinjin Beach since its inception in 2017. She has played a vital role in being a friend and mentor to every member of our club since joining. She's amassed an incredible beach volleyball IQ making her a great fit for helping train the next line of athletes to come through our club. We enjoy having Chase help lead our Summer program whenever she is home from playing at the University of South Carolina 

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