Meet Coach petra
BlockOut is so excited to have Coach Petra Silic on our staff!
Petra joined the BlockOut Academy team as an assistant coach in February of 2019.
Silic, who stands 6-foot-4, is a native of Zagreb, Croatia, and has been playing volleyball since the age of 11.
Petra started her college career in 2014 at Hutchinson Community College, where she was named two-time first team All-Conference and All-Region, as well as 2014 Conference Freshman of the Year.
Silic and the team won two Jayhawk West and Region VI championships, and finished the 2015 season with a 34-9 record, winning the final three matches to finish ninth at the NJCAA Tournament. Silic ranks No.4 all-time on the HCC career total blocks with 361 and is tied for second-most single-match blocks at 12.
After Hutchinson, Petra continued her career at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where she was a two-year starting middle hitter. She led the team in solo blocks, service aces and hitting percentage. During her senior year at UAB, Petra hit .362 on 204 total kills and recorded 1000 career kills. In August 2018, she graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with concentration in Exercise Science.
Petra is set to start the Doctorate of Physical Therapy graduate program at UAB in January 2020 and plans to continue to build her coaching career, especially through helping young players overcome barriers and reach their highest potential.