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Ariel Miyasaki
Ariel  Miyasaki

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Honolulu, Hawaii

High School:
Mid-Pacific Institute

Height:
5-2

Position:
L/DS

As A Freshman (2015): Played in 65 sets across 23 matches, making one start … collected 43 digs while averaging 0.66 digs per set … finished the season with six assists and notched four service aces on the year … had a career-high two assists and one ace vs. Cornell (Sept. 12) … had a career-high eight digs vs. Georgetown (Oct. 3). 

At Mid-Pacific Institute: A four-year letterwinner and co-captain of the Owls her senior year ... selected to play for the USA Girls Select A1 team in 2010 and 2011, winning a bronze medal at the 2011 USA High Performance Championships in Tucson, Ariz. ... participated at the USA Volleyball Winter Training Camp at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. (2010-13)... named ILH Honorable Mention in 2014 ... participated in the 2014 Senior Invitational All-Star match.

Off the Court:
Born in Honolulu, Hawaii ... daughter of Kregg Miyasaki and Laurie Miyakawa ... has two siblings, Layne (2) and Jaci (8) ... expected to major in psychology ... lists participating with USA Volleyball and training with elite athletes for four years as her most favorite athletic moment...lists going to the beach and hiking as her hobbies ... lists Shaylah Kagehiro as her most influential person in her athletic career because her desire to still help out the team even though injuries have kept her from continuing to play ... chose St. John's because of the connection Coach Persico has with my club team coach and because of the great program and academics ... favorite quote is: "Hard work beats talent, when talent doesn't work hard." ... favorite book is Fault In Our Stars ... favorite food is Sushi ... favorite movie is "Blind Side" ... favorite pro athlete is Tamari Yamahio and favorite St. John's athlete is Lena Yee.







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