2019 - 2020 NEW MEXICO
VOLLEYBALL
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
MARIANA
SHARP
OUTSIDE HITTER
LA CUEVA HS
ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO
SENIOR
HEIGHT: 5-FOOT-8
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
311
KILLS
202
DIGS
37
SERVICE ACES
901
CAREER KILLS
“Mariana was an integral leader on their team not only as an attacker but defensively as well. From last year to this, Mariana has grown in her IQ of the game and with her leadership skills.”
Christina Norton
Head Coach - Head coach of Cibola High

Athletic Excellence


The 5-foot-8 senior outside hitter led the Bears to a 22-1 record and a second-straight Class 5A state championship this past season. Sharp recorded 311 kills, 202 digs, 37 service aces and 23 blocks while posting a kill percentage of .502 and a hitting percentage of .383. The Metro Prep Volleyball Player of the Year, Sharp is a two-time First Team All-State selection. She concluded her prep volleyball career with 901 kills and 515 digs.

Academic Achievement


Sharp has maintained a weighted 3.15 GPA in the classroom. She has signed a National Letter of Intent to play volleyball on scholarship at New Mexico State University this fall.

Exemplary Character


Sharp has volunteered locally with the Lightning Boy Foundation, an organization that provides programming in traditional dance throughout Northern New Mexico. The foundation was launched in honor of Sharp’s cousin, Valentino Rivera, who died at age 6 in 2016 after being hit by a drunk driver. She has also participated in multiple fundraising campaigns to benefit breast cancer research.