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 bringing with her an extensive coaching background. 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, but most recently was the head coach for 14 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. The couple have three adult children, one of whom (Julia Mainwaring) also coaches at Triangle. 

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.

Erin McIndoe

McIndoe joined the Triangle coaching staff in 2017 after playing for Triangle for six years--from 12s (twice) to 16s. She and Triangle 16 Blue entered the record books in 2017 as the first 16-2 team in club history to earn a bid at a qualifer in the USA Division to USAV Junior Nationals, where the team finished T-5. McIndoe also has been a part of back-to-back state championships in 4A with Green Hope High School in Cary. 

McIndoe is a junior at Green Hope High School.

Andie McKinnon

McKinnon, a Triangle alumna, is a graduate of Orange High School where she was a 4-year contributor and 3 year captain on the women's volleyball team. She was named Big Eight Conference Player of the Year her senior season and helped her team to the third round of the state playoffs. Additionally, she was named MVP both her junior and senior year and garnered All-Conference honors on three occasions. 

McKinnon attended Emory University in Atlanta for 2 years and was a standout athlete for the Eagles. McKinnon averaged 3.38 digs per set and was named UAA Defensive Player of the Week. After deciding she missed North Carolina, McKinnon transferred back home and is currently attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

During her time at Triangle, McKinnon received the team award twice (16 Blue and 18 Black) and was also the recipient of the Mary Elizabeth Finnegan Award for Service in 2016. 

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. 

Leah Meyer

Leah Meyer, originally from Buffalo, N.Y., is a current student-athlete at Duke University majoring in evolutionary anthropology with a certificate in markets and management studies. On the court, Meyer is a middle blocker for the Blue Devils and heading into her redshirt junior year she has already amassed a number of awards. Thus far in her career, Leah has been named to the All-ACC Freshman team, received First Team All-ACC honors as a sophomore, has been voted Preseason All-ACC twice, has appeared on the ACC Academic Honor Roll twice, and been tabbed AVCA All-East Coast Region.

At the high school level she was a four-year letter winner at St. Mary’s of Lancaster in Lancaster, N.Y. and led her team to a state championship 3 of her 4 years as a varsity athlete. During her time in high school she earned an impressive listing of accolades including three-time high school All-American honors, being a 2014 MaxPreps All-America selection, and she was named 2014 New York Gatorade Player of the year. On the club side, Leah played for Niagara Frontier Volleyball Club where she helped her team to a gold medal at the Northeast Qualifier in the Open Division. She also helped lead the USA Girls Youth Continental Team to gold medal at High Performance Championships, earning tournament MVP honors.

Leah brings to Triangle her strong work ethic, a desire to help young men and women develop confidence, and a current knowledge of the academic and athletic demands facing student-athletes.