Melissa Salness - 16 Elite Head Coach

Originally from Roseburg OR, I came up to Forest Grove to attend Pacific University. I finished my volleyball career here as a DS/L/S. After graduating, I became the Head Coach at Century High School, as well as a 16s/18s coach for ABC Apollos.  

Coaching History:  
Head Coach: Century High School 2015, 2017-Current  
Head Coach: ABC Apollos 2015-2018  

Player History:  
Webfoot Jrs 2009-2011  
Umpqua CC 2011-2013  
Pacific University 2013-2015  

During my time in high school and at Umpqua, I was a Setter. When I transferred to Pacific, I transitioned to a DS/L.  

Now, I spend the majority of my free time playing in A Women's leagues, A Co-ed Leagues, reverse quad tournaments, as well as any drop in open gyms. I love the sport of volleyball and couldn't see myself without it!  

Lily Snook - 16 Elite Assistant Coach

Lily Snook has been around volleyball all her life. She enters her second year coaching volleyball with NPJ, but her seventh year with the club. Lily was a member of the 2021 NPJ 18 Forefront team that won CEVA Regionals and 18 Platinum.

Lily's the kind of person that makes everyone around her better. She does it as a player, and she does it as a coach. We're excited to have her back for another year of club. Last year, she assisted NPJ Portland 12 National. 

Lily is a sophomore transfer at Corban University. She currently plays defensive specialist. Fun fact about Lily is that she always follows the ball to the line. Hashtag, nothing hits the floor.