Personal Statement from Harlina: “Coaching, for me, is an opportunity to teach not only volleyball but also life skills and lessons that can be used both on and off the court. I am highly competitive and intent on cultivating success in my team, but always with a balance of health and happiness. The ultimate success is ending up with positive experiences which not only allow but encourage the players to develop and grow as athletes as well as human beings.”
High School & College Degrees:
High School: Waiakea High School, Hilo, Hawaii
College: UC Santa Cruz, B.S. in Computer Engineering graduated with Highest Honors
High School Playing Experience:
Outside Hitter at Waiakea High School
Club Playing Experience:
Played for a traveling team in Hawaii for 2 years as Outside Hitter.
College Playing Experience:
1 year defensive specialist at UC Santa Cruz
Beach Playing Experience:
10 years playing beach
14 years – Mission Hill Middle School 7th grade girls, 2003-present
4 years – girls varsity Pacific Collegiate School, 2007-2010
6 years – boys varsity Pacific Collegiate School, 2009-2015. CCS DII champions 2014
3 years – girls varsity Santa Cruz High School, 2015-present
Profession & Personal interests:
Computer engineer for 20 years
Why Club Cruz?
I am excited to be working for a club which values each player individually and whose goal is first and foremost their well-being. The group of coaches that work for Club Cruz are top notch and are some of the best in the area.