Coaching Staff

Alecia Mahato

alecia.mahato@trianglevolleyball.org

Mahato is a native of Raleigh. She began playing volleyball in 9th grade and went on to play both school and club volleyball (CCVC) throughout her four years of high school. After graduating from UNC Chapel Hill in 2013, Mahato worked as a college adviser at John M. Morehead High School in Eden. During her two years in Rockingham County, she coached the JV team at Morehead High School and club for both Triad Volleyball Club and Pannix Volleyball Club in the 12s age group. At Triangle, Mahato has coached 11 Black and 12 Blue. She is a senior admissions officer in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Duke University.

Julia Mainwaring

julia.mainwaring@trianglevolleyball.org

Mainwaring joined Triangle in 2012. She graduated from Elon University with a bachelor's degree in sport and event management in 2016, and while at Elon she was a three-year member of the club volleyball program, serving as the club’s vice president in her senior year. In the fall of 2012 Mainwaring was a defensive specialist at William Peace University and helped lead the team to one of its most successful seasons. While in high school she was a four-year varsity member, three-year starter, two-year captain, and two-year all-conference member at East Chapel Hill High School. She played seven years of club volleyball at CCVC, TCA, and NC Elite, and also helped to create a developmental volleyball program at the Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA. Currently Mainwaring serves as the assistant volleyball coach at Guilford College.

Davene Mainwaring

davene.mainwaring@trianglevolleyball.org

Mainwaring joined Triangle in 2012 with a wealth of volleyball coaching experience. She first coached club when the juniors level was initially introduced in the Carolina Region. Her club coaching experience includes Durham Juniors, Cary YMCA Boys, SpikeForce, CCVC, TCA, and NC Elite. She has been the volleyball head coach at North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics for over a decade and is certified as an Accredited Interscholastic Coach. In 2011 Mainwaring led her team to become the 1A East regional champions and 1A state runners-up. She was voted the 2014 conference coach of the year.

At Triangle she has served as an assistant coach of 14 Blue, 14 White, and 15 White. Originally from the Chicago area, Mainwaring is a graduate of Purdue University. She works as a quality assurance engineer and lives in Chapel Hill with her husband and three adult aged children.

Jenna Martucci

jenna.martucci@trianglevolleyball.org

Martucci is originally from Long Island, New York, where she grew up with two older brothers and played numerous sports. She attended Penn State and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in both management information systems and Spanish. After moving to Raleigh in 2014, Martucci accepted an IT auditor position in Charlotte. She transferred her position back to Raleigh in 2016 and is now attending NC State and pursuing a master’s degree in teaching. Her area of focus is English as a second language.

Martucci began playing volleyball at about 10 years old. She played club at Academy and Long Island Volleyball Club. At Penn State she played intramural volleyball and still plays in both beach and indoor leagues in the area.

Martucci has coached in numerous summer camp programs.

Katy May

katy.may@trianglevolleyball.org

Originally from Pennsylvania, May joined the Triangle coaching staff in 2014. She was a high school, club, and collegiate player in the greater Philadelphia area, and was libero and captain for Franklin & Marshall College from 2008-2012. May has both high school and club coaching experience in Pennsylvania and North Carolina, having worked with players from 10 to 18 years old. Since starting at Triangle, May has been the head coach of 15 Steel and 15 Silver.

May came to North Carolina for graduate school, earning her master’s degree from Duke University in 2014. She now works in an environmental health science center at NC State as director of community engagement.

Emery McGee

emery.mcgee@trianglevolleyball.org

McGee is originally from Wilmington and joined Triangle in 2013. She played club for Wilmington Elite (formerly Brunswick Juniors) and was a standout athlete at Eugene Ashley High School in Wilmington. While in high school McGee earned all-conference honors as a junior and senior and was named team MVP her senior year.

McGee played as a DS/L for the Avenging Angels at Meredith College where she helped the team claim its first-ever appearance in the NCAA Division III National Championship. McGee earned all-academic honors and was selected as USA South Defensive Player of the Week her freshman year. Her sophomore season Meredith won the USA South-North Division Regular Season Championship with McGee leading the team with 383 digs and again earning all-academic Honors. McGee led the Angels in digs her sophomore year, ranking 11th in the USA South Conference with 409 digs. 

McGee graduated from Meredith in 2017 with a bachelor's degree in business administration. She works at Voith Paper in the human resources department. She designs and sells custom jewelry for her company, 32 North.

Lauren McManus

Lauren.McManus@trianglevolleyball.org

McManus, originally from Raleigh, brings considerable club coaching experience to Triangle. She played as a setter/opposite in both club and high school at Garner Senior High School. She earned all-conference honors during her junior and senior season and was named conference player of the year her senior year. As a club player she helped her team win a Carolina Region championship and earn a bid to USAV Junior Nationals. She attended St. Andrews Presbyterian College where she was a four-year starting right side player. Her team earned a berth in the NCAA tournament in 2004 and McManus was honored her senior year with the prestigious Knights Award for exceptional leadership skills. McManus graduated from St. Andrews in 2004 with a bachelor's degree in business administration.

McManus began coaching during her junior year of college at a small club in Scotland County. After returning to the Raleigh area McManus began coaching at CCVC until it dissolved in 2009. McManus then joined NC Elite’s coaching staff where she served as both a head and assistant coach for numerous teams in the 14s through 18s age groups. McManus also has coached on the prep scene, serving one year as the JV head coach at Broughton High School in Raleigh. McManus currently resides in Knightdale and works for Guidant Group.

Emily Meister

emily.meister@trianglevolleyball.org

Meister, a PE teacher and volleyball coach at Cary High School in Cary, joined Triangle in 2017. The Nevada native came to North Carolina to attend Appalachian State University, where she played on the club volleyball team and then graduated with a bachelor's degree in physical education. She has a passion for training athletes and developed the first women's weightligting class in the Wake County Public School System. She continues to play volleyball in her spare time, in addition to remaining active through biking, hiking, and stand-up paddleboarding.