Maricris is a San Diego native and began playing volleyball in 7th grade at Francis W. 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.
Maricris began coaching club at San Diego Volleyball Club in 2011 and is going into her 2nd season at Wave. She has coached all ages from 5 year olds all the way to girls and boys 18’s. Maricris has also been the Freshman Head Coach at Cathedral Catholic HighSchool since 2016, where she loves coaching for her alma mater. She works closely with the JV and Varsity teams 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 disciplined, 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 apply their volleyball lessons on the court to everyday life off of the court. It is her priority to build confidence in ALL of her student-athletes.
Maricris is married to her husband, Virgil, a fellow classmate at USDHS, football player at USD and Freshman Head 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. You may also catch her following her favorite basketball team, the Gonzaga Bulldogs.