Head Coach Aleesha Cleaver

Aleesha Cleaver, of Davis, IL, was announced as head volleyball coach for the Spartans volleyball program in June 2016. 

Cleaver, a May 2016 graduate of Upper Iowa University, came to Southwestern with playing and coaching experience.  She coached the Illini NW Volleyball Club from 2013-16.  She played volleyball and basketball for Roosevelt University, then transferred to Rock Valley College, where she was a starter and captain on the women’s basketball team that finished second in the nation to end the 2013-14 season.  She has instructed at basketball camps across the Midwest as well. 

Cleaver has a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Upper Iowa University and an Associate of Arts degree from Rock Valley College.

In addition to her coaching duties, Cleaver is a residence hall coordinator in Southwestern’s student housing department.