July 16, 2020

Delaney Clesen

by Upper Hand in
Juniors Coach | Mindset & Motivational Coach | Social Media Team

Delaney began her journey with Optimum Beach in January 2020 when she moved to St. Petersburg to pursue her pro beach career with Director Pri Piantadosi-Lima as her coach. She quickly adopted the Optimum Beach mentality and has been working with the beginners, juniors, and CRTP players! Delaney chose Optimum Beach because of the team atmosphere that she missed from indoor and the high level of mental and technical training from Coach Pri. 

Before Optimum, Delaney was the libero at the University of Pittsburgh (2011-2014) and then was awarded the opportunity to play on the USA Women’s Collegiate National Team in 2014. She then continued her indoor career with one professional season overseas in Switzerland. Delaney switched to the sand for her 5th year when she played two beach seasons at Florida Atlantic University (2015-2016). Delaney has been coaching high school indoor and beach as well as club indoor and beach for the past 5 years and is excited she has finally found her home at Optimum!