About our Staff!
We have TWO college coaches on our coaching staff, an elite high school coach, and an AWESOME college volleyball player!
About the coaches:
Eric Majors (13's coach)- Majors came to McNeese in 2014 with over 15 years of head and assistant coaching experience at the collegiate level. Eric Majors enters his fourth season with the Cowgirls and second year as associate head coach after being promoted in 2016. Major has also directed Sandshark volleyball club in Kansas City from 2006-2014. The Sandshark successfully qualified 50% of its teams to USAV Junior Nationals (one of the highest ratios in the heart of America Region). He trained numerous players who have gone on to be primary contributors in their collegiate careers.
Rae Myers(13's Coach)-Was a 4 year starter at McNeese, which she will graduate from in Spring of 2018. She is originally from Springfield, Missouri. Played in 28 matches...second on the team in attacks (791) and kills (232)...third on the team with 52 blocks...recorded 17 service aces and 81 digs with a .203 hitting percent...recorded 10 or more kills in eight matches...recorded a career high 20 kills against Nicholls, a career high eight blocks against Southeastern Louisiana and a career high nine digs against South Alabama...Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
Lindsey Petzold (14's coach)- Former Cowgirl standout Lindsey Petzold is in her first year as an assistant coach at McNeese. Petzold comes to McNeese with nine years of high school and club coaching experience. Prior to McNeese, she was the head volleyball coach at Giddings High School in Giddings, Texas from 2008-2013 and most recently (2014-2016) at Magnolia West High School in Magnolia, Texas. Petzold led Giddings to the playoffs four out of five seasons and earned a place in school history by reaching the Regional Quarterfinal playoffs in 2010. Petzold was the winningest coach in Magnolia West Volleyball history with an overall record of 67-48 in three seasons. In 2015, she was named District 19-5A Coach of the Year after her team won the district title and Magnolla’s first ever playoff appearance.
Bridget Justis (14s coach)- 1st year Head Coach at Sulphur High School. Graduated in 2017 from McNeese State Universtiy. 2016 Louisiana Libero of the year. 2016 Southland Conference Honorable Mention anad Second team all Louisiana in 2015. Attended Ozark High School where she was 1st Team All-State in 2012 along with 1st Team all District, Conference, and region. Won 3rd place at state in 2010,11, and 12.
Adison Giambrone(15's coach)- Just finished her senior season at McNeese State Universtiy. Graduated cum laude last spring and is currently working on her MBA...played in all 32 matches...third on the team with 292 digs and 39 assists...15 service aces...had 10 or more digs in 13 matches and 20 or more twice...recorded a career high 24 digs against Georgia...Commissioner’s Honor Roll. Attended Foster High where she was second on the team in digs...all-district (1st team)...participated in the GHAVCA All-Start match...all-academic (1st team)...academic all-state (1st team).
Lake Area Xtreme has a very elite staff of coaches that are ecstatic about teaching young volleyball players about the sport we love! The coaches will teach players, equally, to love the game of volleyball in a fundamentally-sound, knowledgeable and uniform way. We will always win and lose with class setting an example of integrity and character on and off the court.