Kari Pestolesi

Kari Pestolesi joined the Concordia womens volleyball staff in 2013. She led the Concordia beach volleyball program as head coach in their first year as a club program in 2015. She spent the 2012 season as an assistant coach at Irvine Valley College.

Kari finished her college career in 2010. She was one of the best players ever at UC Irvine. She was UCI's first four-time All-Big West Conference first-team selection and left the program second in the career records in kills with 1,602 and digs with 1,491.

Kari was a three-time AVCA All-West Region choice and was also recognized as an AVCA All-American honorable mention in 2009. She led the Anteaters as a senior in 2010 with a 2.92 kill average, posting 301 kills to go along with 352 digs.

Before that, Kari was a standout at Edison High in Huntington Beach.

She was named the 2007 Most Valuable Player of the Orange County All-Star Game. 


Kari recorded the school record for most aces as a senior at Edison and also holds the top marks in career kills with 1,118, digs with 1,048 and aces with 232.

Kari was a 2004 and 2005 All-CIF Southern Section first-team selection and a second team selection in 2003.

She helped lead Edison to a CIF championship in 2004.

After college she played professionally in Switzerland for Volley Franches Montagnes in the 2011-2012 season. They were Swiss Cup Finalists and won the CEV Cup Championship.