Maricris is a San Diego native and began playing volleyball in 7th grade at Francis Parker. She attended University of San Diego High School (now Cathedral Catholic High School), where she played volleyball, softball and basketball for the Dons. She also played for San Diego Juniors Volleyball Club. During her high school career, she was a three year varsity starter. Maricris was named Second Team All-League her Junior Year, and First Team All-League and MVP her Senior year. She attended Gonzaga University and studied finance and international business. While studying abroad in China, Maricris played for Chongqing University. After college, Maricris moved back to San Diego and worked in sports and medical sales. She also played a lot of beach and indoor volleyball and along with running half marathons.
Prior to joining Wave in 2019, Maricris coached at San Diego Volleyball Club. She has coached all ages from toddlers all the way to girls and boys 18’s. Maricris has also been coaching at Cathedral Catholic High School since 2016. She loves coaching for her alma mater and enjoys seeing all of the players grow up during their time at CCHS.
Maricris focuses on developing athletes to make them mentally and physically stronger. She is very discipline, but also knows how to make things fun. She teaches her athletes how to be selfless, which makes them better teammates. Maricris also shows her players how to use every lesson on and off of the court. It is her priority to build confidence in her players and guide them to be a successful student-athletes.
Maricris is married to her husband, Virgil, a fellow classmate at USDHS, football player at USD and Football Coach at Cathedral Catholic. They have four children, Donovan, Ike, Maxwell and Ava. When Maricris is not in the gym, she spends a lot of time with her family and her two dogs, Daisy and Dempsey. You may also catch her following her favorite basketball team, the Gonzaga Bulldogs.