Mariah King has committed to Arkansas Tech University

Athletics


Coach Info
Name Phone Email Team Name City State
Club Ryan Meeks Ozark Juniors Fayetteville AR
High School Amanda Williford
Athlete
TB SE SAPG SA RE MS MP KPG K HP GS GP E DPG DIG BS BPG BHE BE BA ATT APG A
Career 69 5 - 5 - 1,338 1,338 1.80 211 0.240 119 119 73 0.20 29 34 0.60 5 53 70 574 - 2
Season - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Match Bests
BMTB BMSA BMK BMDIG BMBS BMBA BMA
Career - - 26 - 16 - -
Season - - - - - - -
team
Wins Losses
39 15
Physical Attributes
Wingspan Vertical jump
73 25
Volleyball Honors

11th grade - JR (12/13): Varsity Captain, Ace/Block/Kill Leader, State Qualifier; 17-1 MB, 18-1 MB, NWA Media All Big 7 Volleyball Team, 1st @ Volley in the Rock IT, USAJO WYA2 Team, 18 OPEN Nationals

10th grade - SO (11/12): SOPH 79 ELITE HONORABLE MENTION, 7A W ALL CONF & NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR, USAJO WJA3 Team, Varsity Block/Kill Leader; 16-1 MB, *ALT 17-1 MB: Block Leader, 1st @ Natalie Jones IT, *1st @ Ozark IT (18's)

9th grade - FR (10/11): Block leader & most blocks/game, 15-1 MB

8th grade (09/10): 9th grade block leader & 14-2 MB

7th grade (08/09): 13-2 MB

Volleyball Additional

STATS ARE FROM 16-1 and Junior school year (2012) ONLY

03/05/12 Stats:
Height: 6'3" (per 2012 USAJO WJA3 Stat)
Stand and Reach: 7'10"
Block: 9'5"
Approach: 9'11"

Camps Attended:
Jul 2012 USAJO WJA3
Jul 2011/2012/2013 MO State Univ (Team)
Jun 2012/2013 AR Tech Univ (Future Star Award)
May 2011/2012 Delta Region HP
Feb 2011 Matt Sonnichsen Players Clinic
Jun 2010 Kelli Stipanovich Sand Volleyball
Jul 2009/2010/2011/2012 Univ of AR
Jul 2009/2010 GJHS & SHS
Jun 2009 Ozark Juniors Club

Academics


GPA
SAT Reading
SAT Writing
SAT Math
SAT Score (Composite)
ACT Score (Composite)
High School
SPRINGDALE HIGH SCHOOL
School City
SPRINGDALE
School State
AR
Guidance Counselor
Paula DeBusk
Guidance Counselor Phone
Guidance Counselor Email
Class Size
705
School Size
1788
TOEFL Score
Class Rank
73
School Division
7A
Major Category
Foreign Languages and Literatures
Major
German Language and Literature
Major Category
Health Professions and Related Sciences
Major
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Major Category
History
Major
American History (United States)
Other Academic Information
11th Grade (Junior) 2012/2013: Inducted as a Junior into the National Honors Society and German Honors Society, Classes include AP Physics, AP Language, AP World History, German II, and Delta Club (community involvement for students nominated by their teachers) 10th Grade (Sophomore) 2011/2012: Classes include AP History, Pre-AP English, German I, and Delta Club (community involvement for students nominated by their teachers) 9th Grade (Freshman) 2010/2011: All-Region Choir and voted "Outstanding Musician" by classmates, accepted into "Junior Leadership" for local businesses. Classes included AP Algebra II, and Pre-AP Civics/Economics/English. Nominated for "Outstanding Student", and received the "President's Gold Award for Educational Excellence"
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Personal


First Name
Mariah
Last Name
King
Address
City
State
Zip
Country
Email
Phone
Athlete's Mother
Athlete's Father
Gender
F
Height
6'3"
Weight
155
Birthdate
NCAA Clearinghouse ID
Personal Highlights

*February 2013, verbally committed to Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, AR (DII)

I wear #6 jersey for both club and school Volleyball (my senior year 2014 I'll be wearing #16 for school).

As an alternate to the 18-1 National team I was selected to join their active roster during my 17-1 season. I will be competing with the 18-1's June 27, 2013 - July 1, 2013 in Dallas at the 18-OPEN National Championships.

Additional Questions:
Why do you want to be recruited to play sports in college?
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Athletes are often leaders on and off the field. Please provide one example of how you have demonstrated leadership in both areas.

Being a leader is often difficult and sometimes even overlooked by athletes.  A few weeks ago, a group called Invisible Children came to my school and showed us a video called Tony.  It was an eye opening experience and that same day, I joined their club at my school.  I hoped this would be an example for other students to join and help this cause.  On the court, it can sometimes be confusing to know what play we're doing.  When our setter calls a play, I always tell my teammates what play we're running so that there is no confusion and everyone knows what we're doing.

Please explain how you pursue "healthy athletic performance" as a student-athlete.

After a few minor injuries, I was convinced that something needed to be done.  I've recently started training with specialists in injury prevention and speed agility.  I hope this will not only make me more athletic, but also provide the tools needed to prevent future injuries.

Please describe how you are involved in service in your community and why these efforts are important to you.

I am and have been involved in many organizations aimed at serving my community.  Most recently is DELTA, a club at my school organized by hand selected students whose goal's are for going out and helping the community.  We have gone to our local elementary's and will return with gifts for the kids as Christmas approaches.  Community service to me is showing that you care for the less fortunate people as they are just as much a part of your community as the "popular" kids at school.  I hope one day, my community will have no poverty and this is why community service is so important to me.

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Blog Posts


LADY BULLDOGS ELIMINATED IN OPENING ROUND
October 31, 2012
...The Lady Bulldogs had trouble sustaining their offense and closing out games, especially with the Belles making an effort to limit middle blocker Mariah King. The Lady Bulldogs led 14-11 in the...
King Gets Louder, More Assertive (Newspaper Article 10/29/12)
October 29, 2012
SPRINGDALE — Mariah King’s parents said it first, and Springdale High volleyball coach Amanda Williford echoed their message a few weeks later. They wanted King to be louder and more assertive on...
Wildcats Prevail In Rivalry Match 10/16/12
October 17, 2012
Wildcats Prevail In Rivalry Match ...Springdale jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the third game and took a 5-1 advantage in the fourth game. With middle blocker Mariah King recording five blocks to go...
Heritage Sweeps Springdale (Article)
September 28, 2012
...Both of Heritage’s key runs in the final two sets came when Springdale’s 6-foot-3 junior Mariah King was on the bench. She finished with a match-high 11 kills to go with three solo blocks and...
Dogs Finish Strong (Article)
September 28, 2012
...Mariah King finished with 18 kills, and the Lady Bulldogs took command early on after rallying from a 23-21 deficit in the first game and clinging to only a 23-22 lead in Game 2. But the Lady...
Lady Wildcats Win Final Three Sets (Article)
September 28, 2012
...Mariah King had 16 kills to lead Springdale, while Anna Holcomb added 23 digs and Nezly Silva 19 assists. The Lady Bulldogs rallied and almost forced a deciding game before Har-Ber won the...
Springdale Drops Tough Match (Article 09/19/12)
September 19, 2012
...Middle blocker Mariah King led Springdale with 11 kills, and Anna Holcomb finished with 24 digs. But the Lady Bulldogs couldn’t score the last few points to win any of the three games. They were...
Fayetteville's Strong Net Play Too Much For Springdale (Article)
September 14, 2012
SPRINGDALE ? Every time Mariah King went up for a hit, she was met at the net by at least two Fayetteville volleyball players trying to block her. Sometimes, the Purple Dogs brought three blockers...
SHS @ Bentonville Article (#1 in 7A, two time state champs)
September 13, 2012
LADY TIGERS START STRONG, PULL AWAY EARLY BENTONVILLE — Michelle Smith had reasons to believe her Bentonville players were in for a letdown Tuesday night. The Lady Tigers had spent a lot of energy...
Lady Bulldogs Keep Rolling (Article 09/07/12)
September 7, 2012
SPRINGDALE HIGH VOLLEYBALL CRUISES TO STRAIGHT-SETS VICTORY SPRINGDALE — Springdale High’s volleyball players attacked the net, hustled on defense, and served up one ace after another Thursday....
Springdale Rallies To Beat Rogers Heritage
September 5, 2012
Springdale Rallies To Beat Rogers Heritage By Alex Abrams Posted: September 5, 2012 at 3:21 a.m. SPRINGDALE — Rogers Heritage’s players remained calm as Springdale High’s volleyball team hit shots...
BIG 7 NOTEBOOK (09/03/12 Newpaper Article)
September 3, 2012
By Alex Abrams AABRAMS@NWAONLINE.COM — HENRY APPLE — VERNON TARVER Springdale Morning News September 3, 2012 SPRINGDALE — Springdale High’s volleyball team went into last week looking for its first...
SPRINGDALE MIDDLE BLOCKER MAKES BIG PLAYS
August 29, 2012
King Stays On Top SPRINGDALE MIDDLE BLOCKER MAKES BIG PLAYS By Alex Abrams Posted: August 29, 2012 at 5:43 a.m. SPRINGDALE — Mariah King made her presence known at the net, blocking shots and...
Springdale vs Shiloh (Game 1 of 2012) Newspaper Article 08/22/12
August 23, 2012
SHILOH CHRISTIAN SPRINGDALE HIGH SPRINGDALE — Brittany Butler powered down a kill, then celebrated with her Shiloh Christian teammates as the ball found the floor. Butler’s smash ended Tuesday’s...
New Highlight Video uploaded for April 2012 Invitational
May 2, 2012

http://video.berecruited.com/videos/athletes/1105790

 

This is a short highlight video of me playing Middle Blocker (#6). At this time my team was the 16-1 National but I was an alternate for...

2011 Sophomore 79 list from PrepVolleyball.com
April 30, 2012
I received ELITE HONORABLE MENTION from PrepVolleyball.com on their 2011 Soph 79 list released 04/28/12.  Here is the exact quote:

 

"Mariah King, 6-3 MB, Springdale (Arkansas) –...

03/23/12 7th Tournament of the Year's Stats (Indianapolis Qualifier)
March 26, 2012

 


Ozark Juniors 16-1

Tournament
Indianapolis Qualifier
Indianapolis, IN

MARIAH KING


General


Scoring

Total Attempts
PLAYERATTTEAM %
Mariah King2299.3%
TEAM2470100.0%

Earned Points
PLAYERPTSPT %TEAM %
Mariah...

March 2012 DELTA CLUB Community Service Article
March 8, 2012
This is an article for my High School's Delta Club that I am involved in:

 

...

Feb 2012 Pres Day Invitation Highlights video uploaded
March 6, 2012
Highlight tape of Kansas City, MO President's Day Invitational has been uploaded to BeRecruited

 

http://video.berecruited.com/videos/athletes/1105790

02/18/12 President's Day IT (4th Tournament of the year's STATS)
February 21, 2012

 

Ozark Juniors 16-1


 


Tournament
President's Day Tournament
Kansas City, MO

MARIAH KING


 

General


 


Scoring

Total Attempts

PLAYER

ATT

TEAM %

Mariah King

197

6.3%

TEAM

3134

100.0%


Earned Points

...

NWA MEDIA BIG 6 VOLLEYBALL: King A ‘Natural Leader’ On Court
December 25, 2011

NWA MEDIA BIG 6 VOLLEYBALL: King A ‘Natural Leader’ On Court

SPRINGDALE HIGH SOPHOMORE TAKES ON MAJOR ROLE FOR LADY BULLDOGS

Posted: December 24, 2011 at 5:14 a.m.

...

Goals for 2011/2012 Season.....
November 16, 2011

School VB has ended without qualifying for the state tournament. Club ball tryouts are over and I did make the 16-1 National team, but more important is how I help my school qualify and compete in...

Article in Local Newspaper 10/19/11 (vs Rival Har-Ber HS)
October 19, 2011

LADY WILDCATS’ VICTORY EARNS NO. 4 SEED FROM 7A-WEST

Matt L. Stephens

October 19, 2011

SPRINGDALE — No matter what deficit had to be overcome, Springdale Har-Ber wasn’t about to...

Article in Local Newspaper 10/12/11 (against #1 7A Fayetteville)
October 19, 2011

Lead Photo

LADY PURPLE’DOGS CLOSE IN ON CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP

Nathan Allen

October 12, 2011

SPRINGDALE — Fayetteville junior Mikayla Avery tossed the volleyball in the air midway through the...

Article in Local Newspaper 10/05/11 (vs Ft Smith Confederettes HS)
October 6, 2011

Lady Red’Dogs Fall To Confederettes

October 5, 2011 4:50 AM

Nathan Allen

 

SPRINGDALE — Fort Smith Southside had a few slow starts Tuesday night in Bulldog Gymnasium, but it...

Article in Local Newspaper 09/30/11 (vs Rogers-Heritage HS)
September 30, 2011

Rogers Heritage def. Springdale High

Posted: September 30, 2011 at 5:12 a.m.


Rogers Heritage got a big effort from junior Kaylin Anderson to grab its first 7A-West Conference win of the season,...

Article in Local Newspaper 09/29/11 (vs Rogers HS)
September 29, 2011

 — Rogers High
volleyball coach Jeana Breedlove glanced at the scoreboard in King Arena on
Tuesday night and couldn’t believe her eyes.



Midway through their first set against...

Article in Local Newspaper 09/23/11 (vs Rival Har-Ber HS)
September 23, 2011

Lady Wildcats Take Down Rival Springdale High·          

·       

SPRINGDALE — Springdale Har-Ber volleyball...

Article in Local Newspaper 09/16/11 (against 7A runner up Fayetteville)
September 16, 2011

Fayetteville def. Springdale High

Paige Gocke had 12 kills and four blocks and Aubrey Edie finished with 24 assists and three aces as Fayetteville (13-0, 5-0) remained unbeaten on the season with a...

Article in Local Newspaper 09/07/11 (1st Conf win in 2 years!)
September 7, 2011

 

Springdale High Outlasts Heritage In Five-Set Match

Paul Boyd

September 7, 2011

ROGERS — Springdale High volleyball coach Amanda Williford hopes her team took a step forward in learning...

09/05/11 article in local paper
September 6, 2011

Lady ’Dogs Stay Positive

September 5, 2011 5:48 AM

Nathan Allen

SPRINGDALE — Springdale High’s volleyball team has had its ups and downs this season, but coach Amanda Williford...

Interview from The Morning News 08/11/11
August 11, 2011

COACH EXCITED, CONFIDENT TEAM CAN REBOUND THIS SEASON

SPRINGDALE — There were times last fall when Springdale High volleyball...

August 2011 Schedule
August 2, 2011
Our team has been preparing for season since July and are in the final stages of preseason practices.  We've improved dramatically as a team and as individuals.  My hits have gotten...
MSU Team Camp
August 2, 2011
Two weeks ago, I attended MSU's team camp.  It was a lot of fun and a great bonding experience for our team.  Both JV and Varsity did well during pool play, but the tournament wasn't the...
U of A Camp Recap
July 12, 2011
This past weekend, I attended the U of A all skills camp.  I met a ton of new coaches and friends.  The coaches helped me to improve my game and become a better player in...
Western State College of Colorado visit
July 1, 2011
Last week while on vacation, I visited Western State college of Colorado.  After a short introduction, we went on an hour tour.  We saw their housing facilities, which were very nice and...
Teaching volleyball at Lil' Dogs VB camp
July 1, 2011
Two months ago, I taught at SHS's Lil' Dog VB camp for the hitting position.  i got the chance to work with grades 2nd to 6th.  It was fun getting to connect with them while teaching them...