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Marissa Koch ‘20 Recruiting Profile

  • St. John Paul II Catholic High School
  • Madison, AL
  • Women's Beach Volleyball
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Marissa Koch's Women's Beach Volleyball Recruiting Profile
256 Beach Volleyball Club
Dominant Hand:
Prim. Position:
Split Blocker
Sec. Position:
Approach Jump
9ft 4.5in
Block Jump
Standing Reach
7ft 6in

Personal Statement

My name is Marissa and I am a 5’ 9” beach volleyball player from Huntsville,  Alabama.  I am interested in both beach volleyball and indoor volleyball.  As a freshman, I was a starting player on my high school varsity team in 2016.  In addition, I was named to the 5A Area All-tournament team and I received the Coach’s Award.  For my sophomore season, I was a starter and all-around player on the high school varsity team.  In addition, I was named to the 5A Area All-Tournament Team and Most Valuable Player.  I can never get enough practice.  I am a determined player and always strive to improve my skills.  I practice at home when I am not with my team.  I love to play with older girls so that I can continue to get better.  My motivation comes from watching other athletes.  Whenever I see someone else do an amazing shot or get an amazing dig, I want to learn how to do it. 

For beach volleyball, I have continued to improve my skills, attend camps, and participate in collegiate showcases and tournaments.  I travel extensively to the Atlanta area, Gulf Shores, North Carolina, and California.

It is my dream to play college beach volleyball.  Ideally, I would like to go to a large university.   I am not worried about where the college is located.  It is crucial that I go to a school with lots of competition and good academics.  Currently, I have a 4.25 GPA and I am interested in studying in the fields of athletic training, sports medicine,  kinesiology, and/or nursing.


High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 3 years
  • 2018 Varsity Team
  • 2017 Varsity Team
  • Individual Awards:
    1st Team All-Area
  • Team Awards:
    Sectional Champs, Regional 3rd Place
  • 2016 Varsity Team
  • Individual Awards:
    1st Team All-Region, 1st Team All-Area
  • Team Awards:
    Sectional Champs, Regional 2nd Place

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience:
  • 2 seasons
  • 2018 256 Beach Volleyball Club
  • 2017 256 Beach Volleyball Club

Coach References

  • High School Head Coach
  • Casey Craig
  • Travel / Club Coach
  • Heather Sodade
  • Travel / Club Coach
  • Scott Jones
  • Position Coach
  • Chris Cothran
  • Travel / Club Coach
  • Mindy Spalding
  • High School Head Coach
  • Cassandra "Cass" Montgomery

Additional Sports

  • Tennis
  • 1 Year
  • Varsity Team
  • Volleyball
  • 6 Years
  • Club/Travel Team



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High School Information

High School:
St. John Paul II Catholic High School
(256) 430-1760

Academic Accomplishments

Honors Classes:
Yes. 9th Grade-Language/Lit Honors; World History Honors; Biology Honors 10th Grade- U.S. History I Honors; Language & American Lit Honors 11th Grade - Chemistry Honors; U.S. History II Honors
AP Classes:
Yes. AP English Language (11th Grade)
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Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Award
    • 11th Grade - National Honor Society; National Art Honor Society 10th Grade- National Spanish Honor Society; "A" Honors all 4 quarters; selected/attended HOBY Leadership conference at Troy University 9th Grade - "A" Honors 3rd quarter; "A/B" Honors 1st
  • Award
    • 2nd
  • Award
    • 4th quarters 8th Grade - Outstanding Academic Award 2016 National Junior Honor Society - 7th and 8th grades A/B Honor Roll - 6th
  • Award
    • 7th
  • Award
    • and 8th grades
  • Activity
    • Girl Scouts (Kindergarten through 8th grade - Cadette) Culture Club Spanish Club Spanish Honor Society Art Honor Society

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