Get to Know Ariana!
I love helping the kids focus on what is important to them and developing goals. Goal setting is so important whether it is for a practice, a season or for life. My coaching idols are Frank and Rosie Sulatycki. They taught me how to apply goal setting in volleyball and in my educational and professional life which helped me achieve things that I know I never would have if I had never been a part of their team. I hope to be able to pass along some that teaching to the kids that I am fortunate enough to coach.
Oh boy. I know it’s wrong…but french fries are my all time favorite food.
My favorite movie is the Sound of Music. I could watch it a thousand times and sing along to every song and never get tired of it.
Frank and Rosie Sulatycki were my college coaches. They were incredible role models. They taught me about goal setting, hard work, dedication and especially about letting go of ego to make your team better. I will forever be grateful to them.
If I had never gone to Denmark as an exchange student I likely would not be playing volleyball today! My coach introduced me to volleyball and I grew by leaps and bounds in only one year.
It was such an honor to win the Academic All Canadian award from the Canadian College Athletic Association. Seeing my hard work on and off the court pay off was an incredible feeling.
The first time my partner and I took third at Seaside we got there by beating the number 1 team from CBVA. They expected to beat us easily and getting through that match with a win was a huge highlight.
I was fortunate to play with Christal Engle in the Alki Grand her first year of playing beach volleyball. We drew the Canadian team first round who were playing FIVB tour at the time. They were great players and at 6’5″ and 6’3″ they were an intimidating physical force. Christal and I fought hard and we ended up losing 15-13 in the third. Jo and Barb went on to win the tournament easily but we took the only game from them that day. It was a great match.