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Girls Power Coaching Staff

2020-2021 Power Coaches

AJ Mackin - Head Coach, 18 Gold.   

  • Entering 11th Year Coaching, 6th w/ SFV
  • 2019-2020 Season: Head Coached 18 Gold
  • Current Assistant Coach at William Jessup University
    • Boys Assistant Coach at Granite Bay High School. 
  • 5 Times Finished Top 36 in the Region 
  • Lead Coach for Nike Volleyball Camps Hosted by William Jessup
  • Former Court Coach for Stanford University Summer Camps. 

Trevor Parker - Assistant Coach, 18 Gold.

  • Entering 6th Year Coaching, 5th w/ SFV
  • 2019-2020 Season: Head Coached 16 Sacramento
  • Previously Assistant Coached SFV Boys 14-1 to a Silver Division Finish
  • Once Finished Top 36 in the Region 
  • Former Semi Professional Athlete for the PVL's NorCal Wildfire
  • Avid Grass and Sand Volleyball Competitor

Monica Lundgren - Assistant Coach, 18 Gold.

  • Entering 7th Season Coaching, 1st w/ SFV
  • Former Assistant Coach at Cal Lutheran University
    • Specialized Developing Middles & Assisted in them Earning 2x All American Honors
  • Alumnus of Cal Lutheran's Women's Volleyball Program
    • 2015 NCAA Division III National Champion
    • 4 - Time Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Champion
    • 2013 NCAA Division III West Region Champion & National Finalist
    • 2015 2nd Team All Conference & West Region Champion
    • 2016 NCSA All American Athlete of the Year in Strength and Conditioning

Morghan Pomeroy - Head Coach, 17 Gold.

  • Entering 11th Season Coaching, 7th w/ SFV
  • 2019-2020 Season: Assistant Coached 17 Gold, Ended Season in the Bronze Division.
  • Current Western Sierra Collegiate Academy Varsity Head Coach
    • Twice Named HS League Coach of the Year. 
  • Three years of collegiate volleyball at Sierra College and William Jessup University. 
    • Forest Lake Christian School Volleyball 1st team All-League two years in a row
    • Earned prestigious Outstanding Athlete Award.  
  • Third Degree Black Belt with the title of Sensei. 
  • Has a B.A. in Psychology from William Jessup University.

MJ Ubag - Assistant Coach, 17 Gold.

  • 4th Season Coaching, 3rd w/ SFV
  • Last Season Coaching: Assisted Rage (Stockton) 15 Carl.
  • 2017-2018 Season: Assistant Coached 12 National to a GJNC 12 National Bid.
  • Assistant Coach at Western Sierra Collegiate Academy. 
  • Alum of CSU Stanislaus & American River College Volleyball
    • 2017 All-Big 8 First Team. Led State of California in Digs.

Adam Cha - Head Coach, 17 Black.

  • Entering 10th Year Coaching, 3rd w/ SFV
  • 2019-2020 Season: Head Coached SFV 15 Black, Finishing in the Power League Dusk Division
  • Formerly Coached at Grant High School & Inderkum High School
    • 2015 TCC League Champions

Kami Kazel - Head Coach, 16 Gold

  • Entering 21st Season Coaching, 6th w/ SFV
  • 2019-2020 Season: Head Coached 16 Black, Ended Season in the Copper Division.
  • Twice Finished in NCVA Power League Championship Division
  • Current Whitney HS Varsity Head Coach
  • Former Member of the Del Oro Varsity Coaching Staff 
  • Has a B.S. in Sports Medicine from Fresno State University

Alyssa Chandler - Assistant Coach, 16 Gold.

  • Entering 6th Season Coaching, 3rd at SFV
  • 2019-2020 Season: Head Coached 14 Red & Assistant Coached 15 Sacramento.
  • Currently the JV Head Coach at Whitney High School.
  • 16 years of volleyball experience including high school, club, and grass doubles.
  • Graduated from Sacramento State with a degree in Liberal Studies.
  • Graduated from National University with a M.S. in Special Education.

 

Eric Macias - Head Coach, 16 Black.

  • Entering 6th Season Coaching, 2nd w/ SFV
  • 2019-2020 Season: Assistant Coached 16 Sacramento.
  • Current Varsity Coach at River City High School
  • Alumnus of CSU Sacramento Men's Club Volleyball
    • 4 Year Starting Setter
  • 4 Year HS Captain & Starting Setter
    • 4 Consecutive Years 1st Team All League

Amanda Irias-Assistant Coach, 16 Black.

  • Entering 8th Season Coaching, 2nd w/ SFV
  • 2019-2020 Season: Assistant Coached 15 Gold, Finished Season in Bronze Division 
  • Twice Finished in Top 36 in the Region
  • Previously Coached at Moreau Catholic High School (Bay Area)
  • As a Player, Competed at the JC Level
    • 3 MVAL League Championship titles as a player
    • 2 MVAL awarded First Team All League Setter

Tamara Lapointe - Head Coach, 16 Silver.

  • Entering 8th Club Season as a Head Coach
  • 2017 High Performance 16's Head Coach
  • 2016 HP Global 18's Head Coach
  • 2016 Assistant Coach  NCVA Pro Dream Team
    • 2014-2015 Libero for the Dream Team
  • 2013-2015 Coached w/ SFV, 3 Times Finishing Top 24 in the Region
  • Formerly Coached at Gold Cal, West Campus HS, and Casa Roble HS
  • Alumna of San Diego State Women's Volleyball
  • Graduated from SDSU w/ a Degree in Biology

Brandon Lapointe - Assistant Coach, 16 Silver.

  • Entering 8th Club Season as a Coach
  • 2017 High Performance 16's Assistant Coach
  • 2016 HP Global 18's Assistant Coach
  • 2016 Assistant Coach  NCVA Pro Dream Team
  • 2013-2015 Coached w/ SFV, 3 Times Finishing Top 24 in the Region
  • Formerly Coached at Gold Cal, West Campus HS, and Casa Roble HS
  • Alumnus of San Diego State Men's Club Volleyball
    • Finished 3rd in the Nation in 2000
  • Currently Works at UC Davis as Director of IT for their Athletic Department

Abby Herrington - Assistant Coach, 16 Silver.

  • Entering 1st Season Coaching w/ SFV
  • Former Middle Blocker/Right side at American River College
    • Won 2018 CCCAA State Championship under SFV Coaches Carson Lowden and Rheann Fall
  • Played at SynergyForce Throughout Her HS Career
  • Graduate of Woodcreek High School
  • 8 Years of High Level Volleyball Playing Experience

ELIJAH MAGAT - Head Coach, 15 Gold.

  • Entering 7th Season Coaching, 3rd w/ SFV
  • 2019-2020 Season: Head Coached 15 Sacramento, Finished Season in Blue Division 
  • 2 Times Qualified for Boy's Junior Nationals
    • 2019 - Qualified 14 Open
  • 3 Time Finished in Top 36 in the Region
  • Current Varsity Assistant Coach at Granite Bay High School
    • Former JV Head Coach at Whitney High School
  • Alumnus of Morningside College Volleyball Program
    • Gold Medal HP Championships in 2014
    • Led the Nation in Aces for El Dorado High School

JON ARROW - Assistant Coach, 15 Gold.

  • Entering 5th Season Coaching w/ SFV
  • 2019-2020: Head Coached 16 Gold. Ended the Season at 9th in Gold Division.
  • Current Varsity Head Coach at Granite Bay High School
  • Twice Assistant Coached SFV Teams that Finished in the top third of their division at AAU Nationals.
  • 4 Year Starting Setter at University of the Pacific Men's Club Team
    • Twice Honorable Mention All-NCCVL
    • Two Time Top-Ten National Finishes
  • Graduated from UoP with a Bachelors Degree in Sports Management with a Minor is Business Administration. 

Cheng Thao - Head Coach, 15 Black

Bio Coming Soon!

Ylla Gonzales - Assistant Coach, 15 Black

  • 3rd Season Coaching, 1st w/ SFV
  • Last Season Coaching: Coached w/ SPVC at the 14 premier Level
  • Alumna of UC Davis's Women's Club Volleyball Team 
  • Graduate of UC Davis with a degree in Economics

Raquel Quirarte - Head Coach, 15 Silver

  • Entering 6th Season Coaching w/ SFV, 1st Head Coaching
  • 6 Years Experience Coaching for SFV Summer Camps, Clinics, & Beach
  • Former NCAA D1 Athlete at Central Connecticut
    • 4 Year Starter
  • Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science
  • SFV Alumna, Qualifying for Nationals Multiple Times 

Sarah Melchner - Assistant Coach, 15 Silver

  • Entering 6th Season Coaching, 4th w/ SFV
  • 2019-2020 Season: Head Coached SFV 13 White
  • Previously Coached at Buljian Middle School - Boys and Girls VB
  • Program Assistant Coach at Granite Bay High School
  • Alumna of the SynergyForce Premier Program
  • Alumna of Roseville High School Volleyball & Water Polo

Leila Whaley - Head Coach, 14 Gold.

  • Entering 6th Season Coaching, 4th w/ SFV
  • 2019-2020: Head Coached 13 Black, Finished Season in the Silver Division. 
  • Current JV head Coach at Granite Bay High School
  • Formerly Coached Granite Oaks Middle School 8th-grade boys’  and girls’ teams
  • Played at Sacramento City college, American River College, and out-of-state at Bethany College in Kansas and Henderson State in Arkansas
  • Won conference two years in a row at ARC
    • Played all-around as a setter and right side hitter
  • Currently in pursuit of her master’s and teaching credential in special education and working as a para-educator at a special needs school

Madisyn Donnels - Assistant Coach, 14 Gold .

  • Entering 5th Season Coaching w/ SFV
  • 2019-2020: Assistant Coached 16 Black. Finished Power League w/ a 12-4 Record
  • 1 Time Finished Top 36 in the Region
  • Freshman Coach at Roseville High School
  • 7 Years of Volleyball Playing Experience
    • SynergyForce Alumna
  • Won the Girls Division 1 State Championship in 2013 w/ Granite Bay High School

Brandon Oswald - Head Coach, 14 Black

  • 10th Season Coaching, 1st w/ SFV
  • Former Assistant Coach w/ Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, IA
  • Currently on the Coaching Staff at Folsom Lake College.
  • 4 Times Qualified for Junior Nationals
  • 4 Times Finished Top 36 in the Region
  • Camp Coach for Stanford University & the Air Force Academy
  • Alumnus of the Volleyball Programs at Pierce College, Ottawa University, and Briar Cliff University. 

Analyse Stapleton - Assistant Coach 14 Black

  • 6th Season Coaching, 1st w/ SFV
  • Last Season Coaching: Hinton Elite 14's
  • Currently on the Coaching Staff at Folsom Lake College.
  • Twice Qualified for Junior Nationals
  • 4 Times Finished Top 36 in the Region
  • Member of the Inaugural Women's Volleyball Team at Folsom Lake College
  • Competed in the 2017 CCCAA State Qualifier
  • All State and All Conference as a HS Athlete

Monica Lundgren - Head Coach, 14 Silver.

  • Entering 7th Season Coaching, 1st w/ SFV
  • Former Assistant Coach at Cal Lutheran University
    • Specialized Developing Middles & Assisted in them Earning 2x All American Honors
  • Alumnus of Cal Lutheran's Women's Volleyball Program
    • 2015 NCAA Division III National Champion
    • 4 - Time Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Champion
    • 2013 NCAA Division III West Region Champion & National Finalist
    • 2015 2nd Team All Conference & West Region Champion
    • 2016 NCSA All American Athlete of the Year in Strength and Conditioning

Abbey Wade - Head Coach, 13 Gold

  • Entering 6th Season Coaching, 4th w/ SFV
  • 2019-2020: Head Coached 13 National. Ended the Season at 4th in Gold, and earned USAV bid in the American Division
  • 3 Times Qualified for Girls Junior Nationals
  • 4 Times Finished Top 12 in the Region
  • Current JV Head Coach & Varsity Assistant Coach at Woodcreek High School
    • Also is a Teacher at Woodcreek
  • Alumnus of UH - Hilo Women's Volleyball

Josh Velasquez - Assistant Coach, 13 Gold

  • Entering 21st Season Coaching, 3rd w/ SFV
  • 2019-2020: Head Coached 17 Sacramento & 14 Sacramento. Ended the Season in the Bronze Division
  • 5 Times Qualified for Girls Junior Nationals
    • Once Qualified in Open
  • 6 Times Finished Top 12 in the Region
  • Current Assistant Coach at Sacrameto City College
  • Former Director/Owner at Infinity Volleyball
  • Alumnus of CSU Sacramento Men's Club Volleyball

Taylor Jacky - Head Coach, 13 Black.

  • Entering 5th Season Coaching, 2nd w/ SFV
  • 2019-2020 Season: Assistant Coached 13 Gold, Finished Season in Silver Division
  • Current Varsity Assistant Coach at Christian Brothers High School
  • Alumnus of William Jessup University & the USA Volleyball Pipeline
    • 2017: Competed on the USA A1 National Training Team
      • Top 16 Ranked Libero in the USA
    • 4 Year Start at WJU as an Outside Hitter & Libero
    • Currently Pursuing Overseas Professional Opportunities. 

Nicolette Pinkney - Assistant Coach, 13 Black.

  • 3rd Season Coaching w/ SFV
  • Last Season: Assistant Coached 18 Gold
  • Played at Granite Bay High School and was co-captain of the 2013 D1 State Championship team with a 45-0 record senior year.
  • Played both indoor and beach volleyball at California State University Northridge (CSUN).
  • Graduated from CSUN in 2018 with a BA in Liberal Studies.
  • Currently pursuing teaching credential and masters in teaching at William Jessup University and planning to be an elementary school teacher.

Kacey Berger – Co Coach, 12 Gold

  • Entering 5th Season Coaching w/ SFV
  • 2019-2020 Season: Co Coached 17 Red
  • Alumnus of William Jessup University, 4 Year Starting Libero. 
  • Played varsity volleyball at Liberty High School in Peoria, Arizona. MVP three years in a row. All-District team 2014-2015.
  • Played 7 seasons of club ball at Arizona Desert Sky
  • Nike Camp Volleyball coach at William Jessup University 
  • Graduated w/ a Degree in Elementary Education from WJU and will be Student Teaching this spring semester of 2020

Cassidy Maw - Co Coach, 12 Gold

  • Entering 5th Season Coaching w/ SFV 
  • 2019-2020 Season: Head Coached 12 Red & Co Coached 17 Red
  • 2 Times Finished Top 36 in the Region 
    • Finished 2nd in NCVA Premier League w/ 12 Red
  • Former setter and defensive specialist at William Jessup University. 
    • GSAC Scholar Athlete
  • Starting setter for 4 years at Bradshaw Christian High School, winning a CIF Section Championship. 
  • Experience coaching at William Jessup’s Nike camp and summer practice and conditioning for Bradshaw Christian’s JV and Varsity teams. 

Dave Lacoste - Head Coach, 11 Gold.

  • Entering 30th Season Coaching, 1st w/ SFV
  • 2019-2020: Head Coached Rocklin Volleyball Clubs 12-1's Team
  • 10 Times Qualified for Junior Nationals
    • 3 Times in the Open Division
  • 15 Times Finished Top 12 in the Region
  • Has Won Several High School & Middle School League Championships
  • K-6 PE Teacher in the Rocklin Unified School District
  • Competed at the A/AA Outdoor Grass Level

Marina Bazana - Assistant Coach, 11 Gold.

Bio Coming Soon!