16 Silver

16 Silver Team Photo

16 Silver Head Shots

Pod Leader

  • Ilani Myers
    Ilani Myers

Head Coach

  • McKayla Young
    McKayla Young

16 Silver Tournament Schedule

DateTournamentLocation
January 6 - 7Quest for ExcellenceAdvance, NC
February 17 - 18Washington's Birthday BashRocky Mount, NC
February 24 - 25Carolina ClassicRocky Mount, NC
March 9 - 10Locomotive ChallengeRocky Mount, NC
March 23 - 24Greensboro AAUGreensboro, NC
March 29 - 31Big South National QualifierAtlanta, GA
Ava Patton
Ashley Crump
Allison Morgan
Lilly Neakta
Erin Sneed
Savannah Rizzo
Malia Saiz
Layla Gandia
Emily Barger
Lola Boggus
Evelyn Barger
Ilani Myers

Ilani Myers graduated from East Central University with a bachelors degree in Psychology. After graduating and earning the All GAC Distinguished Scholar Athlete Award, Ilani transferred to Shaw University to begin a masters degree and finish her volleyball career under JP. Prior, she attended Colby Community college where she gained experience playing a number of positions. Her experience has developed her volleyball intelligence and increased her love for the game.

When she is not on the court Ilani is finding new ways to compete with her brothers, spending time with her mom, or adventuring her hometown with friends.

During the season Ilani’s primary goal is to develop young athletes on and off of the volleyball court. She hopes to build relationships with players and encourage them to play towards their own individual strengths. She believes attitude and effort lead players to being successful and strives to embody that as an athlete and coach. Ilani is very excited to join Emma and JP for her first year with the club!

McKayla Young

McKayla Young graduated from North Carolina Central University in May 2021 with a degree in Biomedical Sciences. She was recently hired as the assistant JV volleyball coach at Carolina Friends School. McKayla has a great passion for the game and growth of individuals on and off the court. She has provided private lessons and worked with teams at CUVC and CJV along with assisting with all of NCCU’s volleyball camps for high school students. It is her goal to set up a foundation to further develop the skills of youth who have a passion for the game but lack the resources and facilities.

McKayla had 168 career block assists and 204 career total blocks both rank ninth all-time in program history. Her career average of 0.74 blocks per set ranks 10th all-time in program history. Her .2228 career hitting percentage ranks fourth in NCCU’s DI era.

She spends the little free time she has in the lab doing research, mentoring rising freshman, and spending quality time with her family. McKayla wants those coming in to grow their love for volleyball by growing on the court. She is extremely excited for this upcoming season and all the work that will be dedicated to not only being the best team but creating the best players.