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Coaches

Name
Sloane Dill Co-Director/17s Coach
Mark Finegan Co-Director
Liz Millan 17s Coach
Geygy Corzo 16s Coach
Tom Marcy 16s Coach
Maribeth Albin 15s Coach
Christian Rivera 15s Coach
Katie Walker 14s Coach
Vanessa Dierking 14s Coach
Jessica Mann 13s Coach
Taylor Maloney 13s 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

Sloane Dill

Sloane Dill

17s Coach

As well as acting co-director, Sloane has coached for LHVA for 7 years.  In addition to coaching the 17s team each year, she also coached the 13s team for 4 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.

Liz  Millan

Liz Millan

17s Coach

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


16s

Geygy Corzo

Geygy Corzo

16s 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 fifth 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

16s Coach

Phone: 914-497-6957

Tom is currently going into his third 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

Christian Rivera

Christian Rivera

15s Coach

Phone: 914 346 0750

This will be my second 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.

Maribeth Albin

15S COACH

Phone: 845-304-0957


14s

Vanessa Dierking

Vanessa Dierking

14s Coach

Vanessa grew up and played volleyball in Pelham. In her free time, she loves to travel, and has recently visited India and Costa Rica! She attended East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania where she attained a degree in Sociology.  After working at Windward School, Vanessa got her Masters in Education and is currently in her seventh year of teaching! Vanessa coached for LHVA during its inaugural seasons. She also coached volleyball at Holy Child and at the School of Leadership Development.  Most recently, Vanessa took on the position as assistant volleyball coach to Mark Finegan at PMHS. 

Katie Walker

Katie Walker

14s Coach

Phone: 914-462-1227

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 this year and is excited for the upcoming season!


13s

Taylor Maloney

Taylor Maloney

13s Coach

Phone: 914-563-6416

Taylor graduated from Pelham Memorial high school in 2013. She played for Pelham on the varsity level for 2 years and was an All-league and All-section player as a right side hitter. In addition to that, Taylor played for LHVA for three years.  This is her first year coaching and is extremely excited to give back to the organization that taught her so much.

Jessica  Mann

Jessica Mann

13s Coach

Phone: 914-450-3868

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.


 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