Women's Beach Volleyball

Beach Volleyball Adds Karolina Marciniak to Coaching Staff

July 7, 2017

BOCA RATON, Fla. - Florida Atlantic University Head Beach Volleyball Coach Capri Grotowski announced the addition of Karolina Marciniak to her coaching staff.

Karolina Marciniak (nèe Sowala) was born in Poland where she received her Bachelor's degree in physical education. When she began her professional beach career, she was given the chance to represent her home country of Poland on the FIVB Swatch Tour between 2009-12. Two of the highest achievements in her career were third place in U21 World Championship in Brighton, England in 2008 and third place in the U20 European Championship in Scheveningen, Netherlands in 2007.

Stateside, Marciniak was one of the top performing athletes in the National Volleyball League. She has taken 12 victories over the past four seasons and multiple awards for her efforts. Currently, she is competing on AVP and has recorded two top-five finishes.

In 2014, Marciniak received her Master's degree in sport business management from Webber International University. She began her coaching career in 2013 and is one of the head coaches at VB Beach Club in Boca Raton. Marciniak is married to fellow AVP professional Piotr Marciniak.

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