“I’m blessed to be back for another season with the Metro VBC North region! Working with so many talented young ladies and their families has been immensely rewarding, not only focusing on skill development, but more importantly from a character building perspective. The talent pool continues to blossom, even in the midst of COVID! I am looking forward to the 2020-2021 season, ready to push this year’s 16 North team to new heights.”
Claudia has coached for 14 years with Metro Volleyball Club, where she has worked with the 16s, 15s, 14s, 13s and 10s age groups in the North region. Coach Laps was the Head Varsity Volleyball coach at Urbana HS in Frederick County from 2005-2011 (MD State Semifinalists, 2009), Assistant Varsity Volleyball coach at The Academy of the Holy Cross (Kensington, MD) from 2012-2014 (WCAC champions, 2012-2014), and Head Volleyball coach at Washington Christian Academy (Olney, MD) from 2015-2016. After 2 seasons officiating Frederick County HS volleyball, she returned to HS coaching as the Head JV coach at Urbana HS last fall. This year she will return to the officiating stand, where she gets the best seat in the house and enjoys seeing many of her Metro alumni on the court and in the stands!
Claudia earned a B.S. in Biology from Virginia Tech, where she played club volleyball all 4 years, and still competes in USA Volleyball in the women's division, as well as local rec programs and grass tournaments. She is IMPACT certified, Gold Medal Squared trained and proud to be a 3-Dimensional Coach trained by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), coaching FCA Power Camps in Frederick County, MD and Kutztown, PA, as well as character coaching for sports teams in Frederick County.
When she is not coaching volleyball, Claudia works full-time as a Senior Technical Sales Specialist with Thermo Fisher Scientific, enjoys being an avid cyclist and swimmer, as well as spending time helping care for her elders. She has been married to Randy for 27 fantastic years and is a proud mother of two: Stefan (Solutions Engineer, NetApp) and Cassie (Operations Leadership Development Program, Thermo Fisher Scientific)!