STATE COACHES
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ALY MACDONELL - 18 STATE CO-COACH

 

ABOUT ALY: Aly is one of our 18 State Coaches. This is her fourth year with the Hurricanes and 5th year coaching. She is also one of our new club coordinators! Aly grew up in Pinckney where she attended high school and played volleyball there as an outside hitter/middle blocker. She was captain of the varsity team, with her co-coach Shelby! From there she played one year of club volleyball at Grand Valley, when she decided to focus on her degree in Biomedical Science and take a break from playing competitively. She continued playing recreationally throughout college. She started her coaching career in 2016 where she returned to Pinckney to be the JV coach. From there, she moved to Canton and found High Velocity was looking for coaches. She has coached either the 17s or 18s teams since! Aly works at a lab in the biotech industry in Detroit. She has lived in Canton for four years with her husband and their dog Honey!

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SHELBY MILLER - 18 STATE CO-COACH

 

ABOUT SHELBY: This is Shelby’s second season coaching with the Hurricanes. Shelby previously played as a middle blocker, and still loves the game. When she’s not at the gym, she works as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Other hobbies include traveling, running, trying new foods and hanging out with her two cats. 

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CHEYENNE LACINSKI - 17 STATE HEAD COACH

 

ABOUT CHEYEENE:  This is Cheyenne's 3rd season coaching with High Velocity Hurricanes. She has 4 years of college volleyball playing experience at Henry Ford College & UM Dearborn. She is currently attending UM Dearborn for Human and Health Service Bachelors Degree and then plans to attend dental school. She really enjoys empowering young women and helping them obtain self confidence on and off the court!

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ANNIE COLLINS - 16 STATE HEAD COACH

 

ABOUT ANNIE:  Annie has always enjoyed developing young girls into athletes by instilling qualities like good sportsmanship, team comradery, competitiveness, and self discipline. She attended Divine Child where she played varsity volleyball for three years. After graduating HS, she made the difficult decision to give up playing volleyball competitively. As hard as it was, she found a new passion for coaching and mentoring High School volleyball players. She began coaching Freshman Volleyball at DC in 2011. Annie coached at DC for five years while she continued my academics at University of Michigan Dearborn where she pursued a Bachelors in Digital Marketing. Then she returned to the Divine Child volleyball program and coached the JV team in 2018, 2019, and 2021. She has also been coaching club volleyball at a competitive level at Legacy and Hurricanes for the past ten years. Currently, she's back in school working towards her nursing degree.

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COLBY DEMARE - 15 STATE HEAD COACH

 

ABOUT COLBY:  Colby played varsity volleyball at Divine Child and graduated in 2012. From there she played collegiate volleyball for the University of Michigan - Dearborn and graduated with a bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering. She has been coaching for the last 8 years. She currently coaches club for High Velocity Hurricanes and is the freshman coach at Northville High School.

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CALEE NESLER - 14 STATE CO-COACH

 

ABOUT CALEE:  Calee has been playing volleyball for nine years, and this year is her second year coaching! She love teaching and watching her players grow as individuals and as a team! She studied computer science in the past at GVSU, and is currently enrolling at Schoolcraft this fall for radiology!

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EMILY STRATTON - 14 STATE CO-COACH

 

ABOUT EMILY:  Emily got her start playing volleyball in 6th grade and quickly joined her local AAU team. She continued to play with them and for her high school team. After college she joined a couple competitive recreational teams and got her start in coaching.  She has coached an 8th grade team out of Ann Arbor and then coached their JV team and assisted with varsity. 

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AVERY SOLOMON - 13 STATE CO-COACH

 

ABOUT AVERY:  BIO COMING SOON

LOCAL COACHES
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OLIVIA SZYLAR - 17 LOCAL RED HEAD COACH

ABOUT OLIVA:  Olivia is currently a student athlete at Eastern Michigan University studying exercise science while playing as a setter on the volleyball team. She has been playing volleyball for about nine years, prior to playing in college she played club volleyball at Sports Performance Volleyball Club in Aurora, Illinois where her team won two consecutive AAU National Championships. She has played several positions but her specialty would have to be teaching and training setting. 

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BRIANA WARD - 16 LOCAL RED HEAD COACH

ABOUT BRIANA: BIO COMING SOON

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MEGAN HOLAS - 15 LOCAL RED HEAD COACH

ABOUT MEGAN:  Megan has competed in volleyball for about 10 years now with her last season being at Henry Ford College where she is studying art! She is primarily a setter but has prior experience as a libero and also a hitter. She graduated from Romeo High School in 2020 and moved out to Dearborn that summer to play volleyball and continue her education. Megan has assisted coaching for about 3 years now but this is her first year coaching a team on her own and she can’t wait to see how the season plays out! 

 

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BREANNA WALKER - 15 LOCAL BLACK HEAD COACH

 

ABOUT BREANNA:  Bre played high school volleyball at Belleville, as an outside/ right side hitter. She is currently attending Wayne State University, and has played for their club team. This is her second year coaching for Hurricanes. She played for Hurricanes for 4 years.

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ERIN MORRISEY - 14 LOCAL RED HEAD COACH

 

ABOUT ERIN:  Erin has been playing volleyball for the past 6 years. She plays for Team Detroit 18s National Team and is on the Northville Varsity Volleyball team. She has been coaching for the past two years and is excited to have a team of her own this year! Her main goal is to make young girls love the game of volleyball like she did. 

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KATIE BELAIRE - 14 LOCAL BLACK HEAD COACH

 

ABOUT KATIE:  Katie started playing volleyball when she was 11 years old at High Velocity Hurricanes. She then went on to be a 3 time KLAA all conference volleyball player for Dearborn High School, and a member of the national 1’s team for Team Detroit volleyball. She has had experience playing every position on the court and training those positions at the Friday night clinics this past year. This is Katie’s first year coaching, and she is looking forward to this season!

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MADISON BROOKS - 14 LOCAL WHITE HEAD COACH

 

ABOUT MADISON:  Madison has a volleyball history that runs from around 6ish years: playing for Canton high School’s JV and Hurricanes local and state teams. Her main positions are outside/middle hitter. Madison is extremely excited for the season!

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ARLENA DALFONSIA - 13 LOCAL RED HEAD COACH

 

ABOUT ARLENA:  Arlena is currently a senior at Divine Child High School. She began her volleyball career in 5th grade playing CYO volleyball for her elementary school. She enjoyed it so much, she decided to sign up for a volleyball clinic at High Velocity. It was at this clinic where she was approached by a Hurricanes coach to tryout for a Local team. She played with the Hurricanes from 11U Local to 15U Regional. She decided to further her volleyball career by playing at a National level with Team Detroit Blue for two years. Arlena ended her playing career this past fall with her high school varsity team at State Quarter Finals. This was the first year her varsity team had won both their district and region since 2014. She's extremely excited to continue her love for volleyball by coaching and sharing the skills and knowledge that she's learned!

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PRANAVI KASARLA - 13 LOCAL BLACK HEAD COACH

 

ABOUT PRANAVI:  Pranavi is coaching the 13 Black team this season. She has played volleyball for almost nine years and is coming into my second year of coaching youth volleyball. This is her first year coaching a team but she did help coach the clinics for the past year. She is a senior (c/o 2022) at Canton High School and played volleyball there for four years. She played club with Hurricanes for four years and was an outside hitter for most of her career. 

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PUJA PATEL - 13 LOCAL WHITE HEAD COACH

 

ABOUT PUJA:  BIO COMING SOON

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MADELYN PASPAL - 12 LOCAL RED HEAD COACH

 

ABOUT MADELYN:  Madelyn has played volleyball for around 7 years. She was on Salem High School's Varsity team and different clubs all over Michigan. Last year she played on the Hurricanes 18U team as a middle. She is excited for her first season of coaching!