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# 11

Ashley Watanabe
Ht: 5-6
Position: L
Class: Freshman
 
Prep:
A 2001 graduate of Aiea High School on Oahu...earned four varsity letters in volleyball...team won the OIA West title in 1997 and 2000...named honorable mention all-state her senior year...earned OIA West honorable mention twice and OIA West first-team honors once...also played two years of varsity basketball...member of the 2001 HHSAA state championship squad...earned OIA West honorable mention honors in basketball...coached by Blythe Yamamoto in volleyball.

Personal:
Born Ashley Marisa Watanabe on April 6, 1983, in Aiea...enjoys listening and playing music and spending time with her grandparents...favorites include the color yellow, former UH volleyball player Robyn Ah Mow, the actress Julia Roberts, singers Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston, and the book Of Mice and Men...lists English as her favorite school subject...said her biggest athletic thrill to date was beating Kaimuki during her junior season to make it into the state tournament...said that her grandfather was the most influential person in her life because he was always a happy guy and knew how to brighten up her day...has one brother and one sister...parents are Eric and Janice Watanabe of Aiea, Oahu.