Get To Know Coach Mikaelah:

WHAT IS YOUR COACHING EXPERIENCE?

I have been an assistant coach since I was a freshman in high school, and a head coach since 2014! 

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

I attended a few practices last year at the end of season. This will be my first full year!

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 and only played two club seasons, freshman year and Senior year!

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

Born in Flagstaff. Moved to Phoenix when I was 2! Been in Phoenix ever since. 

ARE YOU MARRIED? DO YOU HAVE ANY KIDS?

Not married, no kids

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FOOD? 

I love Pizza and Wings or Chinese Food

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COFFEE DRINK?

Caramel Frap. With 2 shots and no whip

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

I love to watch football and baseball!

WHAT DO YOU DO BESIDES VOLLEYBALL? 

I love to babysit!!

WHY DO YOU LOVE VOLLEYBALL?

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! I also love how close teams get, they become your family! It's also a great way to connect with people who have the same interests as you! You make life long friends through volleyball and I think that's amazing!