Get To Know Coach Mikaelah:

WHAT IS YOUR COACHING EXPERIENCE?

I have been coaching the past 9 years, 5 years as an assistant coach and 4 years as a head coach.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A PART OF THE FORTITUDE FAMILY?

This will be my 2nd year as part of the fam!!

WHAT IS YOUR PLAYING EXPERIENCE?

I have been playing since I was 13 years old. I started in 8th grade and played all 4 years of high school at Moon Valley HS plus 3 years of club season. Continued recreational play after high school.

WHERE ARE YOU FROM? WHAT STATES HAVE YOU LIVED IN? 

Born in Flagstaff, then moved to Phoenix when I was 2! I have been in Phoenix ever since. 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FOOD? 

Definitely Chicken Wings!

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COFFEE DRINK?

Caramel macchiato, 2 extra shots of espresso!!

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SPORT TO WATCH? (OTHER THAN VOLLEYBALL) 

College softball!

WHAT DO YOU DO BESIDES VOLLEYBALL? 

Work a full-time job. I also volunteer my time and coach 2 teams at the YMCA.

WHY DO YOU LOVE VOLLEYBALL?

I love volleyball because it teaches you how to work with other people to achieve one goal. Volleyball was a comfortable place for me to be me. It was my release and I would be able to forget about what was going on in my life. I have also met my best friends through volleyball. Friends that have changed my life and I don't want to know where I'd be without this sport!