Updated: Aug 25, 2020
Mariah and her coaches reflect on her athletic career at NCS.
“Athletics at NCS gave me the opportunity to play volleyball and grow as an athlete. This game has taught me many things and I’m thankful for the time spent with my coaches and teammates.”
— Mariah, grade 12 (pictured above, centre)
Congratulations to Mariah and all of our 2020 grade 12 athletes at Nanaimo Christian School! What a joy it has been to celebrate your unique gifts and watch you grow into the person God has called you to be.
“I have had the blessing of being able to coach Mariah for the last three years. As I look back I know that I have learned more about humility, charity, patience and pure Christ-like love from her than in anything I could have possibly taught her. Anybody who knows Mariah knows what a spiritual giant she is and how everywhere she goes she lights up the room with her amazing energy. Mariah is a true team leader who understands the importance of hard work, commitment, dedication and sacrifice. One of her greatest attributes is her amazing work ethic. She will quietly go about working her hardest in everything she does, never looking for praise or compliments, just giving it her all! In fact just this last season in a very big match Mariah made not one but two incredible digs, jumping over the bench (and ball cart) to keep the ball alive, thus being able to go on and win those points. Mariah is a true warrior who leaves everything out on the court and plays with her heart on her sleeve. I am forever grateful that our paths have crossed and she will be greatly missed here at NCS.” — Coach Pat (NCS Sr Girls Volleyball Coach)
“One of the best things about coaching is experiencing when an athlete “gets it.” With Mariah, I could barely keep up to the pace and amount of things she was learning. She has the rare ability to be able to see a skill and execute a skill. She is an exceptional athlete and an even better person, with a kind heart and a sense of compassion towards everyone she meets. There are so many good memories on the volleyball court and off that I will cherish for a lifetime, and pray that you, Mariah, continue to pursue your love for the game as you pursue your love for God. I feel very privileged to have been part of your journey, and I am excited to see the plans God has in store for you.” — Coach Tanaka (NCS Volleyball Coach)