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Coaches

Name
Sloane Dill Co-Director/13s Regional Coach
Mark Finegan Co-Director
Liz Millan 17s Regional Coach
Christian Rivera 17s Regional Coach
Geygy Corzo 17s Travel Coach
Tom Marcy 17s Travel Coach
Katie Walker 15s Regional Coach
Julia Schuettenberg 15s Regional Coach
Jessica Bahar 14s RegionalCoach
Adrienne Gilmore 14s Regional Coach
Karina Negron 13s Regional Coach
Chrissy McCarthy 13s Regional 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. As the club now begins its seventh 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 24 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 11 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!


2013-2014 Coaches


17s Regional

Christian Rivera

Christian Rivera

15s Regional Coach

Phone: 914 346 0750

Liz  Millan

Liz Millan

17s Regional Coach

Phone: 914-357-0296

This will be my third year coaching for LHVA. My coaching experience does not go past LHVA, but my passion and excitement for the sport has tremendously helped me become the coach I am today. I've been playing volleyball for over 10 years, indoors, on the grass, and in the sand. I enjoy the sport, and I love being able to share this experience.

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. This is her second year coaching for LHVA and she is very excited to teach and improve some new skills for the upcoming season.


17s Travel

Geygy Corzo

Geygy Corzo

17s Travel Coach

Phone: 914-774-8549

Geygy is a first grade teacher in the White Plains School District.  She has been part of our LHVA family for four years. When Geygy first came to LHVA, she coached the 15s team and later moved up to the 16s.  As she goes into her sixth year of coaching, she continues to expand her knowledge of the sport both as a coach and a player. She shares her love of the sport by playing both indoor and outdoor volleyball with her fellow coaching friends. In addition to working at LHVA, Geygy co-directs a volleyball clinic for young elementary and middle school students.

Tom Marcy

Tom Marcy

17s Travel Coach

Phone: 914-497-6957

Tom is currently going into his fourth season at LHVA.  After coaching the 15's team for two consecutive seasons, he is moving up to the 16's level where he is looking forward to expanding his knowledge of the sport even further.  Tom has been playing volleyball for the past 15 years and to this day thrives on improving every aspect of his game.  He finds great satisfaction in coaching as he spreads his passion for volleyball while helping young athletes develop their skills both on and off the court. Volleyball has become a big part of his life and he hopes to continue to help the sport grow as he shares his love for it with the younger generations. Outside of LHVA, Tom helps run a developmental program for elementary and middle school aged athletes.


15s

Julia Schuettenberg

Julia Schuettenberg

15's Regional Coach

Phone: 914-671-8042

Katie Walker

Katie Walker

15s Regional Coach

Phone: 914-462-1227

Julia Schuettenberg attended Pelham Memorial High School where she played as a setter for the varsity volleyball team. She also played for LHVA during its inaugural season as a club! After high school, Julia attended the University at Albany where she earned her Bachelors Degree in Communication with double minors in Art and Business. This is not her first time coaching for LHVA, as she first coached during her senior year of high school. Julia is excited to return to the LHVA program and to be involved in the wonderful sport of volleyball again!

Katie Walker attended Westlake High School where she played the libero position for the varsity volleyball team. Katie went on to get her bachelor’s degree in Physical and Health Education at Adelphi University in Long Island. While attending graduate school, Katie coached the modified volleyball team at East Rockaway Middle School. Currently, she is a health education teacher at Pelham Middle School and the assistant coach for the Rye varsity volleyball team. Katie is thrilled to be part of the LHVA program for her second year coaching!


14s

Adrienne  Gilmore

Adrienne Gilmore

14s Regional Coach

Phone: 914-400-7288

Jessica  Bahar

Jessica Bahar

14s Regional Coach

Phone: 914-450-3868

Adrienne has been playing volleyball for over 15 years and hopes to continue playing for at least another 15. She played Varsity Volleyball at Dobbs Ferry High School for 4 years and since then has continued her love for the game by playing in adult tournaments and leagues, both indoors and out. This is Adrienne's first year with LHVA and she is beyond excited to be able to share what she has learned over the years with the girls of the club. She's really looking forward to learning from her fellow coaches as well as her team.    

Jessica grew up and played volleyball in Pelham.  Shortly after graduating college, Jessica began coaching for LHVA; this will be her sixth season coaching for the program. In the fall, she coaches varsity volleyball for Tuckahoe High School.  Currently, Jessica is special education teacher, where she specializes in teaching autistic children grades K-2.


13s

Sloane Dill

Sloane Dill

13s Coach

As well as acting co-director, Sloane has coached for LHVA for 7 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.


 North Coaches

Caitlin Casti

17 North Coach

Vera Kalaj

16 North Coach

Valentina Kalaj

16 North Coach

Jay Melville

NORTH COACH

Phone: 845-893-9017


Developmental Coordinator

Christina Schirone

Developmental Coach

Phone: 914-497-2691