Marcy Gilchrist | 18s Head Coach


Entering 2nd season coaching club at Excel

26+ Years Experience Coaching Volleyball

Alumni of: RA Long High School & Lower Columbia College & Central Washington University (LCC won NWAC tournament and Marcy was named MVP of the tournament. Team was inducted into the NWAC Hall of Fame!)

Positions played: Setter/DS

Coaching Highlights: NWAC West Division Coach of the Year in 3rd season, Nominated for AVCA Two-Year College ,West Region Coach of the Year in 2010

My coaching philosophy is simple:  If you are all in and coachable you will succeed; no politics, no favorites, no excuses.

I believe in asking athletes questions about what they are learning so they can start thinking for themselves on the court, and in turn develop a deeper understanding of volleyball. 

I am upfront with my athletes about expectations and roles, which helps the team grow competitively.

My experience playing and coaching competitively has given me extensive knowledge of the game.  I have coached players at all levels from 12u athletes to DI athletes.  My passion for volleyball is contagious and I expect my athletes to be relentless in all they do. 

Lisa VanSickle | 18 Rox Head Coach​

Entering 11th season coaching club at Excel

17 Years Experience Coaching Volleyball

Alumni of: Hawaii Pacific University

Positions played: Middle Blocker

Coaching Highlights:
Coached the following Excel Teams:
12's won California Soiree Volleyball Tournament, Open Division
14's won Arizona Festival Volleyball Tournament, Open Division, won OSU volleyball tournament 14 open
15's won National Bid for Junior Nationals
16's won Oregon MLK, Played in the 18's divsion for CEVA all season, won 2 Open Bids for Junior Nationals, Placed 5th at the Las Vegas Tournament in the 17's division, won Emerald City 16 Open, won San Jose Open Division
17's stayed in the Platinum division all CEVA season
18's won 2 Open Bids for Junior Nationals, won PNQs Open Division, top team in the North West

I enjoy spending time with family, Coached youth Basketball, was All State Basketball player
I run a sand volleyball club during the summer called Aloha Ball Club NW

Was top sand volleyball player in Hawaii
Played professional indoor volleyball in Argentina
Played professional indoor volleyball for Hawaii Waves

Coached daughter Brooke Van Sickle in club ball from age 8 to age 18. She currently plays collegiate volleyball for the Oregon Ducks.

Franni Morris | 18 Rox Assistant Coach


Entering 7th Club Season Coached at Excel

7 Years Experience Coaching Volleyball

Senior at WSU Vancouver

Positions played: Setter and D/S

Coaching Highlights: Division II Champions for the 2014-2015 Club Season.

Coaching in general.  Love all the players I’ve coached and can’t wait to see them grow in the sport.

Hobbies include: Rec Volleyball, Biking, Hiking, Camping

Excel is an amazing club to coach for as well as play.  Success starts with positive coaching and positive attitudes.  I’ve been coaching for 6 years at Excel and have learned a lot.  I love coaching the 12&Under age group and enjoy especially how all the players love the sport and are hungry to learn how to play.​

18s Coaches

Gary VanSickle | 18 Rox Assistant Coach​

Entering 11th season coaching club at Excel

17 Years Experience Coaching Volleyball

Alumni of: University of Hawaii (ranked #1 in the nation when Gary played)

Positions played: Outside Hitter

Coaching Highlights:
Coached the following Excel Teams:
12's won California Soiree Volleyball Tournament, Open Division
14's won Arizona Festival Volleyball Tournament, Open Division, won OSU volleyball tournament 14 open
15's won National Bid for Junior Nationals
16's won Oregon MLK, Played in the 18's divsion for CEVA all season, won 2 Open Bids for Junior Nationals, Placed 5th at the Las Vegas Tournament in the 17's division, won Emerald City 16 Open, won San Jose Open Division
17's stayed in the Platinum division all CEVA season
18's won 2 Open Bids for Junior Nationals, won PNQs Open Division, top team in the North West

Coached daughter Brooke Van Sickle in club ball from age 8 to age 18. She currently plays collegiate volleyball for the Oregon Ducks.

Kylie Reinholdt | 18s Assistant Coach


Entering 2nd season coaching club at Excel


Alumni of: St. Helens High School & Lower Columbia College


Positions played: S/RS/L

Coaching Highlights: 15 Rox Nationals Bid, Powerleague Winners in every Powerleague, Gold Division Top 10 finishers


Last year our 15 Rox team made it to Nationals and many of our girls are excelling on their school teams this year!


For fun I like to be anywhere sunny and traveling.  I also ran track as a collegiate athlete at WOU. I was also a gymnast for 9 years and I never was a cheerleader but I coached 2 competitive seasons of cheer. 


In college we won an NWAC Championship and I am a very competitive person. I like to have high intensity and fun. I have played volleyball since middle school and I am looking forward to this season of club!