As Christ Lutheran Chargers we are identified with Christ, both on and off the field. We start our games with prayer and play to the best of our God given abilities. We live out Christ like qualities as we interact with our teammates.
Chargers enjoy many home games as we have both a soccer field and gymnasium on our campus.
My name is Chatelaine Gallaugher, however most people know me as “Shadow”. I am very excited to announce that I will be working with all of our student athletes as the Athletic Director for Christ Lutheran. I have been coaching sports for over 10 years now and played college soccer at Harbor City.
I encourage all students to get involved with our sports programs as we will do our best to ensure a FUN, safe, friendly, and respectful environment for student athletes.
Coach Shadow will be coaching both boys and girls soccer and running soccer camps for all ages.
PE Coach – Coach Quella
Coach Quella joined the Christ Lutheran family in the fall of 2017 as a school parent, our PE Coach and Spanish Teacher.
Coach Quella went to elementary school at Coast Christian School in Redondo Beach with my twin sister Heidi.
Coach Quella and her family moved to Palos Verdes during her Freshman year of High School where she started Basketball and played in 2 state championships. From there, she gained full scholarships to the University of Virginia.
After graduating, she made the 1993 US Women’s National team and played in the world championships in Sao Paolo, Brazil, then went overseas professionally for 8 seasons. She played in France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, and the Euro League Championship where we travelled all over Europe. Then, over to Australia and Honduras.
In 1998 she joined the WNBA Sacramento Monarchs for 2 seasons before marrying and settling down in San Pedro with Darren.
“I love the Lord, and am thankful for all He has blessed me with- a family, a husband, and 3 precious boys who are Christ Lutheran Chargers “Heather Burge Quella
Girls Volleyball – Coach Tasha
Coach Tasha grew up a student athlete playing multiple sports at St John’s Orange and Orange Lutheran High School. She has coached several different teams throughout her high school and college years. Tasha is a graduate of Concordia University Irvine, where she earned a degree in Theology with an emphasis in Christian Education. Coach Tasha lives out what it looks like to be a student athlete at Christ Lutheran and strives to instill these values in our Chargers.
“We are ambassadors for Christ, we work hard and work together as a team, and we enjoy the sport and have fun. We are Christ Lutheran Chargers!”Tasha Mahshi
Boys Volleyball – Coach Mike
Coach Mike Cooley is excited to lead the boys this season in his favorite team sport, volleyball. Mike began playing volleyball in middle school and continued in high school on club teams and for his high school. His personal highlights include playing middle blocker and competing with his club team at the Junior Olympics
Girls Volleyball – Assistant Coach Soon
Charlene Soon returns to the court as the assistant coach to lead, encourage, and support the student athletes on our CLS Girls’ Volleyball Team. She thanks the Lord for the blessing and opportunity to serve and support our amazing girls as they develop skills, sportsmanship and teamwork, and as they grow in their love for the Lord, for the game, and for others. Ms. Soon has played on volleyball teams beginning in the 5th grade. She went on to play throughout her middle school years and all four years of high school. Yale sought to recruit her to play on their first women’s volleyball team years ago, but she instead chose to attend USC and focused on her degree in education. She continued to play volleyball at USC as a member of the USC Volleyball Club and served as one of its officers. She has also continued to play volleyball on church teams over the years.