Katie Ahlgrim - Head Coach - e-mail coach Ahlgrim

Coach Ahlgrim


This is Coach Ahlgrim’s third year as Head Girls Water Polo Coach. She is a 2010 graduate of Libertyville High School. She was a member of the swim and water polo teams for all four years she attended. She graduated from Hope College in 2014 majoring in Secondary Education for Mathematics and Secondary Education for Spanish.

Coach Ahlgrim is a Vernon Hills Girls’ Swimming, CATS Aquatic Team, and Age Group Water Polo coach.

Coach Ahlgrim is a math teacher at Zion-Benton Township High School.

Coach Ahlgrim’s goals for the season are to teach the girls the wonderful sport of Water Polo, and to win some games while making sure the team knows that the team comes first.

Michelle Carrasquilla - Assistant Coach - e-mail coach Carrasquilla

Coach Carrasquilla

This is Michelle Carrasquilla’s first year as Assistant Coach for the Vernon Hills Water Polo team.  She has been teaching high school art for 7 years and currently teaches at Zion Benton Township High School.  She is a graduate of Northern Illinois University and recently received her Masters of Fine Art from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  Coach Carrasquilla has a background in swimming and conditioning off season with Water Polo. She enjoys mentoring students, athletes and building artists.  She hopes to support the team by infusing fun into all experiences while helping the girls to acquire and improve both their water polo skills and life skills.