MAC volleyball is a competitive junior club program, which includes teams from 12U - 18U, ages 8 - 18. MAC teams compete at local, regional, and national levels from November through May. The program includes developmental and competitive teams across most of the age divisions. Teams are led by an experienced team of coaches who help ensure a well-rounded program. The MAC volleyball program runs on a whole-athlete framework, where coaches and athletes are continually pursuing athletic success and wellness. In addition to learning fundamental skills, the whole-athlete concept incorporates technical and mental training, consistent sportsmanship and respect for others and self, overcoming adversity, and developing dignity and confidence as an athlete.
Taylor Canoso - Head Coach
Taylor is a born and raised Portland native. This is her first season as head coach and volleyball director at the MAC. She has spent the last 10 years coaching at Barlow High School, (her alma mater). She started playing volleyball when she was 9 years old, for a small club called Starlings, before transferring over to Nike NW Jrs (AKA NW Jrs and Adidas NW), where she played until she graduated from high school. She went to Barlow High School, where she played on varsity as a setter. She received honorable mention her junior year, and 1st Team All State her senior year as a 6A setter. After high school, Taylor went on to play one year at Mt. Hood Community College, where she ultimately retired from her time in competitive volleyball. She joined an adult sand league through the Portland Volleyball Association and began coaching shortly after.
Taylor has two boys - Holden (7) and Cove (3) - and has spent the last 10 years being a stay-at-home mom, graphic designer and volleyball coach. When she’s not on the court, Taylor spends her free time with her kids, hiking, fishing and camping.
Nick Costello, Head Coach 18 Black
Coach Nicholas is a UC Merced grad, who was a member of the Men’s volleyball club program as well as a member of the university’s inaugural men’s varsity team for the 2014 season, once the university team transitioned from a club program to an official member of the NAIA. He has experience playing the outside, middle, and opposite positions. Nicholas has coached middle school, high school varsity, college club teams, as well as various youth camps and clinics throughout the years. When Nicholas is not coaching, he works as a grants & contract coordinator for OHSU in the Internal Medicine department. He possesses a BA in Economics as well as a MBA in Finance.
Nicholas loves to spend his remaining time with House Costello, which consists of his beautiful wife, Eva, and daughter Melony, exploring the realm of the Pacific Northwest. The upcoming 2022 CEVA season will be Nicholas’s second season with MAC, and he is extremely excited to develop the young women on his team not only as volleyball players but as terrific people in society.
Shannon Lynch - 14 Red Head Coach
Coach Shannon is originally from Virginia, although she has lived in Oregon for 5.5 years. She started coaching volleyball as a volunteer in Salem, Oregon at the Boys and Girls Club before moving to Portland. This is her 4th season at the MAC and she also coaches at Lincoln High School. Shannon's goals for the season include individual and team growth, preparing players for the next level of volleyball, and having fun.
Rachel Bailey - 14 Red Assistant Coach
Rachel was born and raised in Seabeck, Washington and came to Portland almost 2 years ago for school. She graduated from Klahowya Secondary School in 2020. There, Rachel started as the varsity setter all 4 years, earning All-League recognition for 3 years, 2 of which were as the league MVP. She was also recognized on the All-West Sound Team, as well as All-State. Rachel also played for Kitsap Select Volleyball Club and Olympic Premier Volleyball Club as a setter and then a right side hitter. She ranked #3 and #4 in assists for the Cascade Conference. Currently, Rachel is a sophomore at Multnomah University where she is studying exercise.
Ashley Allred - 14 White Assistant Coach
Ashley plays as an outside hitter at Multnomah University. She is majoring in biology to achieve her goal of being a surgeon. She has been playing volleyball for 7 years including club and high school.
Quin Kloppenburg - 12 Black Head Coach
Quin started playing volleyball in 5th grade when her school soccer team didn’t have enough players. From there Volleyball became her main sport playing club and traveling to play at tournaments across the region. She played Varsity volleyball at Lincoln, swinging up from JV her freshman year and was on Varsity full time every other year. Quin has led and developed sumo camps and class curriculum for THPRD, as their lead volleyball instructor and their Director of Volleyball Camps at Conestoga. While in college, Quin played club Volleyball at Portland State University.
Quin started coaching 14U and 12U club in 2013 and joined the MAC program in 2015 coaching the 12U White team. She loves coaching 12U players and watching them grow and develop over the season.
She is currently the 12U Black Head Coach and 15U Black Assistant Coach for this season and is loving the opportunity to coach and help grow the MAC Volleyball Program.
Cassidy Galyon - 12 Black Assistant Coach
Cassidy is currently in her second year playing volleyball for Multnomah University. She has experience playing in high school, club, and sand volleyball. Cassidy is always finding ways to stay active and she loves the sport of volleyball!
Katie Varness - 12 Red Head Coach
Originally from Seattle, Katie moved to Portland 4 years ago to attend Lewis & Clark College. She double majored in Psychology and Political Science and was a leader of Lewis & Clark College Outdoors.
Katie started playing volleyball when she was 9, and played for several clubs in Washington, including Sudden Impact, High Velocity and Moxie. She also played on the varsity team for Eastlake High School and has been trained as a libero and defensive specialist. When she’s not playing volleyball, she loves to hike, backpack, ski, cook, and read! Katie is so excited to be the head coach for the 12 Red team!
Kendall Arlasky - 12 Red Assistant Coach
Kendall is originally from the Chicagoland area but migrated to Oregon in 2017 to pursue a bachelors in Anthropology from Lewis & Clark college. She fell in love with volleyball when she was 10 years old and has been playing ever since! She competed both at a D2 high school level and on a more competitive level at Naperville Volleyball Club. Kendall has trained primarily as a middle hitter and later as a setter and in the back row. In her free time, she likes to bake, run, and cuddle her cat, Cocoa. Kendall is looking forward to watching her team grow and develop their skills both as a team and as individuals!