Born and raised in Houston, Michelle Moriarty is the youngest of four girls. Her older sisters are Jennifer, Kiki and Courtney. She always wanted to play professional volleyball, but growing up she also mixed in some golf and basketball.
As a setter for the Texas volleyball team from 2004 to 2007, Moriarty started all four years, serving as captain for three of those years. The All-American still holds the record for most career assists with 5,819.
After her collegiate career, Moriarty moved to Manhattan Beach, Calif., to pursue her dream of becoming a professional beach volleyball player. She learned a lot her first summer on the sand and carried that experience onto the indoor court when she joined a professional league in Switzerland. Six months later, Moriarty returned to the South Bay — this time to Hermosa Beach, Calif.. Michelle’s entering her third year as a professional beach volleyball player and looks forward to many more successful and fun years ahead.This article is available to subscribers. Please Login or Subscribe to continue reading.