MARINA ROSE, COVENTRY: She Rises To The Occasion
Marina Rose (MICHAEL McANDREWS | firstname.lastname@example.org / December 13, 2012)
POSITION: Outside Hitter
COACH: Ryan Giberson
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Led Coventry, which has won 76 matches in a row, to its seventh consecutive Class S title. Was the MVP of the Class S championship game the last three years and was honored as the state Gatorade Player of the Year. As a senior, had 447 kills, .708 hitting percentage, .78 kill percentage, 91.9 service percentage, 99 aces, 409 digs, 34 blocks. .
ROSE SAID: “It was pretty awesome being a four-time champion, three-time MVP. When you walked into a gym, everybody knew who you were. I think this was my favorite season except for my freshman and sophomore year with Coach [Matt Hurlock, who died before her junior year]. Last year was a little rough. But this year's been one of my favorites.”
GIBERSON SAID: “She had some really good players around her, but I think she makes them better. She grew as a person. She grew as a leader. I'm pretty comfortable saying that she was the best player to ever play at Coventry.”
UP NEXT: Will play volleyball and probably major in biology at Providence College.
IN 10 YEARS: “I see myself working with young people like me, athletes who love every sport, boys and girls.” Rose wants to be a nutritionist or a dietician.
MISCELLANEOUS: Plays basketball, also runs track and field, where she can compete in any event except shot put, discus, hurdles and the distance races. Is best at long jump and javelin. … Likes the beach, hanging out with friends and going to FroyoWorld in Storrs. … Has a younger sister Emma, who was the Patriots' sophomore setter, and an older brother Luke. … Has a cat and two dogs.