Head Coach Aleesha Cleaver
Aleesha Cleaver, originally from Davis, IL, has been the head volleyball coach for the Spartans volleyball program since 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.