A four-year varsity player at Harbor Light, Urman helped lead the Swordsmen to three straight semi-final appearances during her high school career. After graduation, Urman went on to be a three-year starter and captain for the Alma College Scots, where she excelled as a setter, and earned All-MIAA honors.
The daughter of Harbor Light coaching legends Clark and Heidi Hewitt, Urman began life as a Swordsman and still bleeds maroon and grey. And now it is her turn to pass those lessons on to the next generation of Lady Swordsmen. “Coaching is how I get to teach this great game to others and I hope to see the joy and passion in them that I have…My hope for every season is to instill a love for the game into my players. I want my players to experience the fun of the game through hard work, teamwork, and dedication. I do want to win, but more importantly, I hope this coming season to have a hard-working team that never gives up. Win or lose, we do it as a team, and God gets the glory every time,” added Urman.
JV Coach Mandi Maghakian
Shortly after hiring Hannah Urman as Head Varsity Volleyball Coachl, the Harbor Light Athletic Department turned its sights on finding a strong paring to lead the junior varsity program, and found the perfect candidate in Mandi Maghakian.
Coach Maghakian loves the game of volleyball. She is passionate about young people – passionate about using the sport of volleyball to help develop and grow the young woman of our school.
A life long volleyball player, Maghakian started playing in elementary school and continues to compete in co-ed and women rec leagues to this day and hopes to instill that kind of love for the sport in her players.
“I love everything about the game. I love the teamwork aspect, the feel of the ball in your hands. The nerd in me loves the geometry of taking good angles, and the physics of every action causing an equal and opposite reaction. As a coach, I focus on helping each athlete find her strengths and/or improve on them as well as teaching the girls to work together as a team, encouraging each other and working well as a strong unit. I love finding hidden talents, and building a love and passion for the sport in each of them.”