Get To Know Coach Liz:
WHAT IS YOUR COACHING EXPERIENCE?
I have been a head club coach for a total of 5 years. I am currently in my 4th season as the head JV head coach for Millennium High School and I am an assistant for Varsity. I started coaching while I was in High School assisting my head coach with the younger kids.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A PART OF THE FORTITUDE FAMILY?
This will be my second season. Last year was AMAZING!
WHAT IS YOUR PLAYING EXPERIENCE?
I played for Parker High School where I earned Honorable mention All-conference as a sophomore in 2004, MVP All-conference as a Junior in 2005 and then MVP All-conference again as a Senior in 2006. We finished 4th in the State my senior year where I was chosen for 1st team All-State. I went on to play 1 year at Phoenix College where we finished 4th in the Nation. I was selected for the all tournament team at nationals, as well as countless 'Player of the Week' and all tournament teams. I played one more year at Pima CC where I was named an All-American in 2009. I finished my career at Northern Arizona University.
WHERE ARE YOU FROM? WHAT STATES HAVE YOU LIVED IN?
I am from Parker, Arizona and I have lived in Arizona, Nevada and Texas.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FOOD?
Anything I can cook at home. We are big cookers in my house.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COFFEE DRINK?
No coffee for me. Iced Tea :)
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SPORT TO WATCH? (OTHER THAN VOLLEYBALL)
Crossfit! I have absolutely fallen in love with the sport. All of my free time is either spent in the gym or watching crossfit.
WHAT DO YOU DO BESIDES VOLLEYBALL?
I have no life. Coaching is year round for me, so when I'm not in the gym for volleyball I am doing Crossfit or spending time with my boyfriend. Also, BOOKS! I LOVE reading.
WHY DO YOU LOVE VOLLEYBALL?
I love the relationships and the friends that I have made through the sport. When I think of almost every aspect of my life it all started in one way or another from the game. I have made so many long lasting friendships and had so many amazing opportunities because of the sport. There really is a volleyball world and it is soooo small.