Aug 19, 2013
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- As Tennessee's 2013 season is 11 days away, the countdown continues with #TNVB's Serves Up with freshman Ashley Mariani.
The 6-foot-1 middle blocker comes into UT ranked as the 31st-best player in the class of 2013 by PrepVolleyball.com. As a four-year letterwinner and team captain at Arlington High School, Mariani earned Lonestar Volleyball Second Team All-Texas honors after leading the Lady Colts to a 36-13 record as a senior. She was named District 4-5A Middle Blocker of the Year as a junior.
Mariani capped off her high school career with 1,179 kills and 472 blocks as she led the Lady Colts to the area, bi-district and district championships in 2011 and 2012.
The Arlington, Texas, native was a member of the USA Junior National Team.