Jessica Costanzo 1991 – 2014

Jessica was tragically killed Thursday morning in a car accident. In times like this it so hard to find words to express the feeling of sadness and loss for all who knew her. She was a member of the Venice High School girls volleyball I had the pleasure of working with from 2007 to 2009. It was very special group of young ladies. Once again it made me think of what coaching is about, it is about people like Jessica. We coach people not volleyball players. Jessica was a great person who will be missed by all who knew her. Although Jessica was not the most talented player on the team she stood out because of her spirit and enthusiasm that was an inspiration to us all. She was the type of person who just by her presence could light up a room. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family. She had so much life ahead of her; next week she was due to graduate with a degree in Sports Management and in January was to begin working at IMG Academies. Jess you are gone but will not be forgotten. Your spirit and zest for life will help guide us. God bless you and your family.

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