Maria joins the Andover Volleyball Coaching staff as the 9B coach this year. She returns to her alma mater after graduating in 2013, participating in volleyball, track, band/orchestra and several clubs. She then attended Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint. Peter, MN and graduated 2017 with a B.A. in English and Philosophy. She studied abroad for a year in Edinburgh, Scotland and has just returned from two years in Barcelona, Spain, where she taught English language classes to elementary, middle, and high-school aged students. During her undergraduate years and adventures abroad, she continued to value fitness and teamwork, playing beach volleyball, hiking on various terrain, and even joined a Quidditch team. Maria loves to read, write, travel, and push her body and mind to new limits. Maria lives locally and she is looking forward to coaching young players, eager to encourage skill development and positive attitudes that will build a community of leaders and hard-working participants–both on and off the court.