|Sloane Dill||Co-Director/ 13 Head Coach|
|Beth Pirrone||17 Travel Head Coach/ 16 Black Co-Coach/13 Assistant Coach|
|Gina Carlone||17 Travel Assistant Coach|
|Alyssa Murray||16 Purple/13 Black Head Coach|
|Bridgette Sarco||16 Purple Assistant Coach|
|Anthony Pirrone||15 Purple Head Coach/16 Black Co-Coach|
|Farah Khorassani||15 Purple Assistant Coach|
|Snezana(Ana) Simic||15 Black Head Coach|
|Vera Albieri||15 Black Assistant Coach|
|James Horan||15 White Head Coach|
|Karina Negron||15 White Assistant Coach/14 Purple Co-Coach|
|Monica Argentina||14 Purple Co-Coach|
|Colette Clarke||14 Black Co-Coach|
|Melissa Noriega||14 Black Co-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.
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 twelfth year, she is excited to continue to provide opportunities for girls to accelerate their volleyball skills.
Mark Finegan has been coaching volleyball for 27 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!
17 Travel Head Coach/ 16 Black/13 Assistant Coach
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. Last fall, Beth started coaching the first boys varsity volleyball team at Eastchester HS. Beth looks forward to being a third 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
Gina Carlone played for Clarkstown South for her high school career and played club volleyball at SUNY Cortland. Gina has been teaching for 6 years and coaching volleyball for 7 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 second year of coaching with the LHVA family!
16 PURPLE HEAD COACH
I have been coaching for 23 years on a Varsity Volleyball level. My passion for volleyball began as I was entering my high school freshman year when I attended a volleyball camp at West Point and from there continued as a player on my school team for all four years of high school. After receiving my college degree at Marist College and began my Masters in Education, I chose to begin my coaching career as a Varsity Volleyball coach at Our Lady of Victory in Dobbs Ferry. I have had many role models in my younger athletic years and always wanted to inspire athletes as I was by my volleyball and softball coaches. I am currently a Yonkers Public School teacher and have been teaching for 19 years. I love to play softball during my free time, go to the beach, and travel. I look forward to continuing my coaching career, where I can motivate, encourage, and support young people to work hard and grow as athletes and individuals.
16 PURPLE ASSISTANT COACH
This will be my first year with LHVA as an assistant coach for 16U. I’ve coached boys and girls ages 3 to 11 years old at Lifetime Athletics Westchester for over a year now. I started playing volleyball in middle school and joined the modified team at Highlands Middle school in White Plains NY. I continued to play junior varsity/varsity for White Plains High school. I also played all 4 years of college for John Jay College of Criminal Justice. I received my bachelors degree in Forensic Psychology and am looking forward to continue my education and receive my masters degree in social working. Currently, I work for Open Door Family Medical Centers. I am excited to both learn and teach during my first year with LHVA. Looking forward to a successful season and can’t wait to see all the improvements each and every player will make!
15 Purple Head Coach
Anthony Pirrone was an avid competitive swimmer. He started playing volleyball about 10 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. Last year, he started coaching the modified volleyball team at Mamaroneck Middle School. As a third 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
Farah has been playing volleyball since age 10. She was mainly a setter when playing club volleyball and at the Ursuline School in high school. She continues to play indoor and beach volleyball for fun and competitively. This will be Farah's first year coaching at LHVA. She looks forward to sharing what she has learned about the game of volleyball with the girls
15 Black Head 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 spends her summer playing grass and beach volleyball, and winter playing indoor. This is going to be Snezana’s second 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 Black Assistant Coach
Vera Oliveira Albieri started her career as a volleyball player at 12 years old in Brazil. With an extended experience for over 25 years playing professionally volleyball overseas and as a former collegiate player, she brings lots of knowledge to LHVA.Vera was a four year captain and setter for Hawaii Pacific University Women’s volleyball team. Vera was All-Times PacWest Player of the Week-Award Winner and First team All PacWest honors. She was the Most Valuable Player (MVP) as a sophomore and Player of the Year at her Junior year.In 2005, she was AVCA Division II All-America second team and also selected as a Daktronics One-time PacWest Player of The Year. At her senior year she was selected as a Daktronics Division II All-America Third Team and AVCA All-Region with Outstanding Performance. She was proudly selected the Women’s Volleyball All-Decade team and broke record first place in serve for the entire University’s volleyball history. Her name is also on the Wall of Fame at her former University in Hawaii. Vera coached in Hawaii and in NY. She is happy to be part of LHVA as this is her first year coaching 15’s with us.
15 White Head Coach
James grew up on Long Island and attended Plainview-Old Bethpage High School where he played soccer, football, and baseball. He played Division III Football at Alfred University and obtained his M.S. in Physical Education from Hofstra University. He has 10 years of various coaching experience - currently coaching JV Volleyball, Modified Softball, and running youth volleyball clinics in Irvington. He began playing volleyball competitively and recreationally 10 years ago and still plays indoors and outdoors in the area. He looks forward to sharing his passion for volleyball - developing skills, building character & confidence, and promoting teamwork/unity on and off of the court. This will be James's first year at the club and he is excited to join the LHVA family this season!
14 Purple Co-Coach
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 fifth 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.
14 Purple Co-Coach
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 third 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 Co-Coach
Colette has been playing volleyball for the past 8 years. She attended Mamaroneck High School where she played for girls varsity volleyball her sophomore to senior year. As a senior, she received several awards including All-Section, All-County, and All-Honorable Mention awards. After high school, she continued on to play division ll volleyball at Pace University. During these years, she was a dynamic part of the team's front row defense and offense. After completing her final season, she decided to transition into coaching so that she could remain involved in the sport she loves. This will be her first year coaching with LHVA and 3rd year in coaching.
14 Black Assistant Coach
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 Purple Head Coach/ Co-Director
As well as acting co-director, Sloane has coached for LHVA for all 12 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.
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 fifth year working with LHVA and she is very excited to teach and improve some new skills for the upcoming season.