Natalia Mendieta

Educational and Athletic Background:

  • Oswego East High School (Oswego, IL): 4 year starter, All-Tournament team, All-Conference
  • Delaware State University: Degree in Engineering and Physics, Ranked 7th in nation for most aces per set in NCAA D1, top 10 in MEAC conference for assists, top 3 in MEAC conference for most aces
  • Iowa State University: Enrolled in Engineering Management Masters

Coaching Background:

  • Ohana Club Coach: Coached 12’s, 13’, 14’s, developed and led coaches clinics to educate on technique and player development
  • IPVA Club Coach: National Qualifier, 2022 - 15u
  • CVA Club Coach
  • Setting Coach, Ankeny Centennial High School
  • Iowa PowerPlex Coach, 2023 - present

About Natalia:

Natalia was a 4 year starting setter in high school. She received honors including all-tournament and all-conference. She also held records for most assists pers season, most aces per season and second for digs per season. She continued her athletic career at Delaware State University. Natalia received All-Tournament honors at the Hofstra Invitational and ranked in the top 10 in several categories throughout her career. 

Natalia has been coaching since 2012 for various clubs around the Des Moines area. She has experience coaching all different age groups, and during her time at Ohana, she even put together curriculums and trained other coaches. Natalia is still active playing volleyball indoor and outdoor. She joined PowerPlex in 2023.