Director, TVP Tournament Program
Marie Cornejo-Steel is the head coach at Montgomery College. She has coached at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School where she coached for 3 seasons if both CoEd and Girls varsity volleyball. She started her coaching career as a camp counselor for her father’s volleyball camp. She then went on to coach a U16 team with the Montgomery Village Sports Association (MVSA) in 2005 and then again in 2012 and 2013.
Cornejo-Steel comes from a volleyball family. Her father, Francis Cornejo, was a long time volleyball coach for MVSA and is currently the coach for the Holton-Arms School in Bethesda, MD. Her son is also a volleyball player and her brother played for Towson University’s men’s club volleyball team. Other members of her family have played for Marymount University, Virginia Wesleyan University, and St. Mary’s College of MD.
A native of Montgomery Village, MD, Cornejo-Steel started playing volleyball at at the age of 9. She played MVSA club volleyball from elementary school throughout high school. She played girls varsity and coed volleyball at Watkins Mill High School where she graduated in 2000. She was a member of the team’s state semifinal team in 1996 and the state championship team in 1997. In 1999, Cornejo-Steel led the Wolverines to a county championship victory in coed volleyball. She received All-County honors during her sophomore, junior, and senior year. Also in her senior year Cornejo-Steel earned Washington Post’s Second Team All-Met honors. After high school, she went on to to play for George Mason University, where she redshirted the 2000-2001 season and played as a defensive specialist during the 2001-2002 season. Following the conclusion of the 2002 season,she transferred to Towson University where she graduated in 2004 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology. Cornejo-Steel went on to graduate from the University of Phoenix in 2006 with an MBA in Technology Management.
Outside of volleyball Cornejo-Steel is a Special Ed Paraeducator at Northwest High School in Germantown, MD. She resides in Frederick, MD with her husband, Daniel, and their two children, Payton and Lilyana.