• Ariana achieved an Academic All Canadian award in 1994. She probably most proud of this personal achievement as it showed an ability to manage sports and academics at the highest levels.
  • Ariana only played beach volleyball for 8 years – but in those years she earned two 3rd place finishes in the Open division at Seaside.
  • In 2010 Ariana won a berth to the US Beach Nationals at Manhattan Beach. She played in that tournament while she was pregnant with her 5 year old daughter, Chloe.

ABOUT ARIANA

Ariana Hannemann, an All-Canadian collegiate volleyball player, has been playing indoor for 30 years. Ariana played club volleyball for her senior year of high school. Her team went on to take third at the Canadian National Championships in Calgary, AB. She then joined the Seneca Scouts (now Sting) volleyball team. While with Seneca, the team went undefeated in all games AND sets in her first season and went on to win the Ontario Provincial Championships, and then going on to take third at the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association. Ariana was awarded Rookie of the Year and was named to the OCAA All Star Team. In the following years at Seneca, the team went on to take first at the Ontario Provincial Championships and 5th at the Canadian National Championships. In her following year Ariana received the MVP at the Ontario Provincial Championships, was named to the OCAA All Star Team and was also awarded an Canadian Colleges Athletic Association Academic All-Canadian award in 1994.

Ari is excited to get back in the gym, and work with all of our DaKine athletes. She is USAV Indoor and Beach Impact Certified, and USAV Beach Cap I Certified.

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.

Career Highlights

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.

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