2024 MAC Volleyball

Save the Date:

  • Non-Member MAC Volleyball Informational Session (Zoom):
    Wednesday, September 27, 6-7pm. To get registered, email volleyball@themac.com.

  • MAC Volleyball Meet & Greet: Wednesday October 4, 6-8pm (VBE104)
    Non-members can email volleyball@themac.com to get registered.

  • 2023-24 Club Season Tryouts
    Members can click the ages below to register. Non-members can email volleyball@themac.com to register for tryouts.

    Sunday-Monday, Nov. 5-6
    11U/12U: Nov 5, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.  AND Nov 6, 6 - 8 p.m.
    13U/14U: Nov 5, 2 - 6 p.m AND Nov 6, 8 - 10 p.m.

    Sunday-Monday, Nov. 12-13
    15/16U: Nov 12, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. AND Nov 13, 6 - 8 p.m.
    17/18U: Nov 12, 3 - 6 p.m. AND Nov 13, 8 - 10 p.m.

*Both sessions of tryouts are required to make a team

What do I need for tryouts?

  • Register for tryouts
  • CEVA/USAV Junior Membership (Tryout or full memberships are fine)
    • If a player is turning 18 before 6/30/24, he/she will need to complete the SafeSport Training before tryouts. Please choose the CEVA 18s Player Membership.
  • CEVA Concussion Form
  • CEVA Medical Release Form
  • Kneepads, athletic attire, court shoes, water bottle, healthy snack, necessary medications/inhalers. Please eat a good dinner before tryouts and something light & nutritious the morning of tryouts. No crop-tops, long fake nails, or large/dangling jewelry (no hoops or chain necklaces/bracelets). 
2023-24 Club Season Resources: Contact Info: Head Coach Taylor Canoso

2022-23 Season Information: 2023 Rosters / 2023 Schedule


Team Levels

Elite/National Teams

These teams consist of advanced/experienced athletes looking for a high level of play. They attend more competitive traveling tournaments and consist of training 2-3 times per week in addition to tournaments. Travel tournaments can be anywhere in the U.S. These teams also compete in CEVA Power Leagues and Regionals, as well as some friendship tournaments in the region. Great for players who want a lot of exposure to a high level of play and opportunities for college recruitment.

Intermediate/Regional teams

These teams consist of athletes with 1-2 years of competitive team experience who are looking for a high level of play, but are still developing skills and knowledge of the game. These teams are also great for athletes who are passionate about the sport, but are not ready to commit to a national team travel schedule. These teams typically train 2 times per week and compete in local CEVA Power Leagues and Regionals, as well as other friendship tournaments in the NW region (locations range anywhere from Ridgefield, WA to Eugene, OR).

Developmental/Local teams

These teams consist of athletes that are at a beginner level and are new to club volleyball. Ideal for athletes and families that do not want to travel and are looking for consistent practice and a mild tournament schedule. These teams typically train 2 times per week and compete in local CEVA Power Leagues and Regionals (locations range anywhere from Ridgefield, WA to Eugene, OR).

Meet the Coaches

Taylor Canoso - Head Coach/Director

Taylor is a born and raised Portland native. She is heading into her 3rd season as the MAC's head volleyball coach and program director. Before MAC, she coached high school volleyball for 10 years at Sam Barlow (her alma mater).

Taylor played club volleyball for Nike NW Juniors for 9 years. While playing for Barlow, she received honorable mention and 1st Team All State as a 6A setter. After high school, Taylor went on to play for Mt. Hood Community College, where she ultimately retired from her time in competitive volleyball. She began coaching at age 21 and has played in adult leagues around the Portland area since. 

Taylor has two boys - Holden (8) and Cove (5) - and has spent the last 10 years being a stay-at-home mom, freelance graphic designer and volleyball coach. When she’s not on the court, Taylor spends her free time with her kids, traveling, fishing and camping.

Nick Costello - 17/18U

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 2023 CEVA season will be Nicholas’s third 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.

Cory Shackelford - 16U

Cory started playing volleyball when he was around 8 years old on the beach in Southern California where he is originally from. He grew up playing any sport he could get his hands on, but once he started high school and discovered indoor volleyball, it rose above all the others and he ended up playing for his high school and on club teams as well.

When Cory went to college, he was more focused on his degree but still played volleyball wherever he could outside of school. Having a dad that was a varsity high school football coach, Cory's childhood was filled with sports, training and advice (whether it was wanted or not), but Cory accredits his dad's guidance in helping him build an understanding and desire to also be able to coach the sport he now loves and coaches today.

Cory has also coached youth camps, volunteered for other sports teams, and also just recently got a coaching job at PSU for their newly formed mens club team. Cory is also the JV volleyball coach at Benson Tech High School. He is excited to be coaching at MAC and grow with his team.

Also, two fun facts about Cory are that he has a degree in Theatre Arts and can speak French!

Lisa Rodriguez, 16U

Originally from Saint Paul, MN, Lisa recently moved to Portland this past year. This is her second season as a coach at MAC. She started playing club in 7th grade and played throughout high school. Lisa started coaching in high school and continued coaching after playing a few seasons in college. Outside of volleyball, Lisa enjoys fishing, hiking, traveling, going to sporting events, and spend time with family.

Ashley Allred - 16/17U

Maya Lindskog - 16U

Maya Lindskog is the assistant coach for the 16 premier team. She played volleyball for 8 years for her school teams and also on club teams throughout her volleyball career. Although she loved this sport, she found a passion in multiple other sports and decided to try them out in high school. She played and lettered in 6 different sports, including volleyball, lacrosse, swim, water polo, wrestling, and football. After high school she wrestled in college for 2 years, but is now focusing on her school work and becoming a dental hygienist. She is looking forward to this years season and to watch the team grow!

Dani Kellis - 15/16U

Dani has been playing volleyball for almost 20 years. It has been a passion of hers since the first time she played, in a little recreational league. She played at Liberty High school where her team took 2nd and 5th in state. After high school, Dani played 2 years of collegiate volleyball before switching her focus to playing sand volleyball with a club team, and playing lacrosse.

Dani has been coaching volleyball for about 4 years, both club and school teams. In addition to coaching, she has been a personal trainer and sports performance specialist for about 10 years, and loves applying her knowledge of kinetics and exercise to coaching athletes.

Rachel Bailey - 14U

Rachel was born and raised in Seabeck, Washington and came to Portland almost 3 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 junior at Multnomah University where she is studying exercise.

Katie Varness - 14U

This is Katie's third year coaching at the MAC! She is so stoked to be coaching the 14U age division again for the upcoming season. Katie started playing volleyball in the fourth grade and has loved it ever since. She played for a few different clubs in Washington, including Sudden Impact, High Velocity and Moxie, as well as for her high school team, Eastlake. Although she took a break in college, she has started playing indoor and beach again. She also loves to backpack, hike, bake, read, knit, and ski.

Carsen Nies - 13/14U

Carsen Nies grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, where she started playing indoor and sand volleyball in 6th grade. Carsen played for several competitive clubs and school teams throughout Arizona and Portland, Oregon, where she moved to in high school. Although she stopped playing competitively in college, Carsen continues to play in leagues throughout the Portland area.

In 2018, Carsen started coaching the junior varsity and varsity high school teams at the Northwest School in Seattle for three seasons. She also coached 12s, 13s, and 15s club teams in Seattle and Vancouver before coming to the MAC, where she coached the 13 Elite team this past season. Besides coaching, Carsen writes for PrepDig, a website that provides coverage of local and national high school volleyball players. She is also a lawyer for the Oregon Judicial Department. This is her second year as a MAC 13/14U Coach!

Quin Kloppenburg - 12U

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 Elite Head Coach for this season and is loving the opportunity to coach and help grow the MAC Volleyball Program.

Cassidy Galyon - 12U

Cassidy is currently in her Senior 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!

Layla Climer - 12U

Whitney Johnson - 12U

Dominique Doherty - 12U

Dominique was born and raised in the Portland metropolitan area. She played volleyball for 8 years for her school teams and on club teams. Dominique played club for Athena Volleyball Club and Lakeside Volleyball Club (now known as Oregon Juniors Volleyball Academy). She additionally played for Beaverton High School and participated in CYO volleyball in elementary and middle school at St. Cecilia School. She also enjoyed participating on other high school sports teams including the swim team and golf team.

After high school, Dominique went to Oregon State University to pursue her Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Services and Psychology, and she also played intramural volleyball during her time at OSU. After graduating from OSU she went on to complete her Master of Social Work at Boise State University, and today she is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at an outpatient clinic of Randall Children’s Hospital.

During her down time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and friends. She also loves to go hiking and on adventures with her two dogs, Kobe and Bailey. Dominique is looking forward to joining Multnomah Athletic Club’s coaching staff this year and rejoining the volleyball world.