Name Ella Mravec
Nickname Wonder Woman
Hometown Lakewood, OH
Resides Blue Ash, OH
College Northern Kentucky University
Did you play volleyball in college? NKU 2011, Case Western Reserve University 2012
How long have you been playing beach? 1 year
Why is beach volleyball your sport of choice? I grew up playing indoor volleyball and during college lost my passion for it. By chance a few years later, I was asked to play in a sand volleyball league and my love and passion for the sport was rekindled and grew above and beyond what it had ever been before. Not only did I regain the sport that I love back from playing sand volleyball but the amount of life long friends that I have found I could not be more thankful for.
Favorite career moment so far in beach volleyball? Finishing 2nd in an AVP Next tournament in Liverpool, NY in my first summer of playing doubles as well as being ranked 101 in the AVP Rankings.
Favorite pro player? Why? The Thin Beast, Phil Daulhausser. The first AVP Mason event that I attended in 2006 I fell in love with the intensity and passion that he brought to the court. It sort of helped that I got to watch him do so while winning the event.
What other tours have you played on? AVP Next, VolleyAmerica
Next beach volleyball goal you have set for yourself? Win my first women’s open/qualify for AVP main draw