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2017-2018 LHVA Coaches

Name
Sloane Dill Co-Director/ 13 Head Coach
Mark Finegan Co-Director
Beth Pirrone 17 Travel Head Coach/ 13 Assistant Coach
Nicole Franciosa 17 Travel Assistant Coach
Liz Millan 16 Regional Head Coach
Snezana Simic 16 Regional Assistant Coach
Anthony Pirrone 15 Purple Head Coach
Alyssa Luciano 15 Purple Assistant Coach
Gina Carlone 15 Black Head Coach
Karina Negron 14 Purple Co-Coach
Monica Argentina 14 Purple Co-Coach
Brittany DeCesare 14 Black Head Coach
Melissa Noriega 14 Black Assistant Coach
Jay Melville LHVA North Coordinator

LVHA has selected experienced volleyball coaches from around the county. Many of our coaches have played on the college level and have years of coaching experience. 


Directors

Sloane  Dill

Sloane Dill

Co-Director

Phone: 914-557-2570

Sloane started her volleyball career at Pelham Memorial High School and continued to play for Nazareth College. While obtaining her bachelor’s degree, she coached for Volley FX in Rochester, New York. Shortly after graduation, she returned to Pelham where she and Mark Finegan began Lower Hudson Volleyball Association in 2007.  Sloane was also an assistant coach for Pelham Varsity Volleyball from 2007-2012, where she helped lead her team to the State Championship in 2011 and 2012. In 2015, she was the JV volleyball coach at Tuckahoe High School. In 2016, she began coaching the Varsity team. As the club now begins its eleventh year, she is excited to continue to provide opportunities for girls to accelerate their volleyball skills.

Mark Finegan

Mark Finegan

Co-Director

Phone: 914-602-1912

Mark Finegan has been coaching volleyball for 26 years. From 1990-2000, he coached the varsity volleyball team at New Rochelle HS and then began at Pelham HS where he is still the head coach. While coaching high school volleyball, he led his team to 12 League Champions, 2  Section 1 Champions, 2 Regional Champions and 2 State Final Fours in 2011 and 2012. Amazingly, he has been the Section 1 Coach of the Year 9 times. Since 1996, he has also been a physical education teacher at Pelham Memorial High School. Additionally, in 1998, he started coaching boys varsity basketball at Pelham.  In 2007, he and Sloane Dill began Lower Hudson Volleyball Association. Today, he continues to show the love of the sport by dedicating his time to the game year round. He looks forward to another successful season with LHVA!


2017-2018 Coaches


17 Travel Head Coach

Beth Pirrone

17 Travel Head Coach/ 13 Assistant Coach

Phone: 917-209-1215

Beth Pirrone has been involved in competitive sports her whole life.  When she met her husband, Anthony Pirrone, five years ago, she developed a love for volleyball and the two of them went on to become partners of Westchester Volleyball NY.  Together, they partnered with the Village of Mamaroneck and have successfully grown an adult volleyball league, including adult beach and indoor volleyball and a variety of adult tournaments and clinics. This past summer, WVBNY partnered up with LHVA and ran the first juniors beach volleyball program. This fall, Beth started coaching the first boys varsity volleyball team at Eastchester HS. Beth looks forward to being a second year coach at LHVA and passing along her knowledge and love of the sport to the young athletes she will mentor.

 

17 Travel Assistant Coach

Nicole Franciosa

17 Travel Assistant Coach

Phone: 914-439-0840

This will be Nicole's second year coaching LHVA. Nicole is a PMHS Alumni as well as a LHVA alumni. During her career at Pelham, she played mostly outside hitter and right side hitter and also played back row. She is looking forward to working with the girls and improving their all around skills!


16 Regional Head Coach

Liz Millan

16 Regional Head Coach/ Developmental Coordinator

Phone: 914-357-0296

Elizabeth has been playing volleyball since middle school and her love for the sport is what keeps her playing today. She attended New Rochelle high school and graduated in 2006. She was captain for 2 years and played defensive specialist for the girls varsity volleyball team. She plays all year around in different leagues from indoor to outdoor, grass and beach. In her spare time, she is playing volleyball whenever she can. In 2016, Liz joined Mark Finegan as the assistant coach for the Pelham varsity volleyball team. She is also the LHVA Developmental Coordinator. This is her fourth year coaching for LHVA and she is very excited to teach and improve some new skills for the upcoming season.

16 Regional Assistant Coach

Snezana Simic

16 Regional Assistant Coach

Snezana grew up playing volleyball. Together with hers two older sisters, she started playing volleyball when she was in the second grade. Most of her volleyball career Snezana played as a setter. Five years ago, when she moved from Serbia to the US she continued with her lifelong passion. Now Snezana spend her summer playing grass and beach volleyball, and winter playing indoor. This is going to be Snezana’s first year of coaching at LHVA. She is so excited to share her knowledge and love for the sport to the younger athletes and to help them improve their skills.


15 Purple Head Coach

Anthony Pirrone

15 Purple Head Coach

Phone: 914-837-7286

Anthony Pirrone was an avid competitive swimmer.  He started playing volleyball about 9 years ago and fell in love with the sport.  He recognized the opportunity for adults to come together and play volleyball competitively, so he organized a league to foster great competition, skill building, and camaraderie. Currently, he runs a successful volleyball league (Westchester Volleyball NY) with his wife, Beth Pirrone, and each year, the pair has been able to expand and refine their program to include even more opportunities for adult athletes in the volleyball community. This year, he started coaching the modified volleyball team at Mamaroneck Middle School.  As a second year coach for LHVA, Anthony is excited to bring his love of the game and commitment to excellent play to these young players.

15 Purple Assistant Coach

Alyssa Luciano

15 Purple Assistant Coach

Phone: 914-316-3317

This will be my first year coaching LHVA. I am a PMHS and LHVA alumni. Throughout my time at college I enjoyed playing on the volleyball intramural team. During my high school career, I played mainly as an outside or right side hitter. I am looking forward to sharing my experience with the girls and improving their skills all around. 


15 Black Head Coach

Gina Carlone

15 Black Head Coach

Phone: 845-709-9046

Gina Carlone played for Clarkstown South for her high school career and played club volleyball at SUNY Cortland. Gina has been teaching for 5 years and coaching volleyball for 6 years. She has had various coaching experience at the modified, JV and Varsity levels and currently coaches JV at Blind Brook high school where she is teaching. In her free time, she still plays volleyball competitively and recreationally. She hopes to share her passion and knowledge of volleyball with the players and continue to be a good role model for all student athletes. Gina is very excited to start her first year of coaching with the LHVA family!


14 Purple Co-Coaches

Karina Negron

14 Purple Co-Coach

Phone: 914-471-3218

Karina played for the Pelham Memorial High School volleyball team during her high school career. She also played for LHVA for three years. They were all amazing experiences and volleyball is a passion of hers. She dedicates a lot her time to the sport and is grateful to be able to give back to the volleyball community. She also played her freshman year at Manhattanville College. This will be her fourth year coaching for LHVA and she can’t wait to be able to see these girls grow in their technique, but also their love for the sport like she has.

Monica Argentina

14 Purple Co-Coach

Phone: 914-409-6300

Monica has been playing volleyball since middle school and is also a LHVA and Pelham Memorial school alum. She played as a libero/defensive specialist for the girls varsity volleyball team and her club team as well. This will be her second year coaching LHVA and she is looking forward to it. Volleyball has been a big part of her life and she hopes to pass on her love and knowledge of the sport to younger generations. Outside of volleyball, Monica attends graduate school and is currently an ESL teacher in the Bronx.


14 Black Head Coach

Brittany DeCesare

14 Black Head Coach

Phone: 914-629-8934

14 Black Assistant Coach

Melissa Noriega

14 Black Assistant Coach

Phone: 914-619-0145

Melissa has been playing since she was 11 years old. She is PMHS alumni and also LHVA alumni. During her years of playing, she mostly played as a setter. After she graduated in 2016, she wanted to start coaching younger girls. This is her first time coaching and is very excited to coach and improve some skills for this season.


13 Head Coach

Sloane Dill

13 Head Coach/ Co-Director

Phone: 914-557-2570

As well as acting co-director, Sloane has coached for LHVA for 11 years.  In addition to coaching the 13s team each year, she also coached the 17s team for 5 years. In 2009, Sloane began the Developmental Program hosted by fellow co-director, Mark Finegan. Each year, Sloane devotes her time to ensure LHVA continues to be a great opportunity for female volleyball players.

13 Assistant Coach

Beth Pirrone

17 Travel Head Coach/ 13 Assistant Coach

Phone: 917-209-1215

Beth Pirrone has been involved in competitive sports her whole life.  When she met her husband, Anthony Pirrone, five years ago, she developed a love for volleyball and the two of them went on to become partners of Westchester Volleyball NY.  Together, they partnered with the Village of Mamaroneck and have successfully grown an adult volleyball league, including adult beach and indoor volleyball and a variety of adult tournaments and clinics. This past summer, WVBNY partnered up with LHVA and ran the first juniors beach volleyball program. This fall, Beth started coaching the first boys varsity volleyball team at Eastchester HS. Beth looks forward to being a second year coach at LHVA and passing along her knowledge and love of the sport to the young athletes she will mentor.

 


Developmental Coordinator

Liz Millan

16 Regional Head Coach/ Developmental Coordinator

Phone: 914-357-0296


LHVA North

Jay Melville

NORTH COACH

Phone: 845-893-9017