Ariana Parasco on being at Stanford: "Stanford University means that I have an opportunity to do something great. It's an opportunity that my parents never had growing up, which makes me so thankful that I am here today. Stanford is the best of the best in every aspect of academic and athletic life and is truly a special place to be. Everyday I think about how lucky I am to be here."
As a Sophomore in 2006: Made 15 appearances for the Cardinal and started three of the final four matches of the season...Recorded nine ground balls and six caused turnovers during the season...Caused two key turnovers in Cardinal win over UConn...Started in Stanford's first-ever NCAA Tournament game...Received MPSF All-Academic honors.
As a Freshman in 2005: Played in all eighteen games for the Cardinal...Recorded four goals and two assists for a total of six points...Had 14 shots, 10 ground balls, 11 draw controls, and four caused turnovers...Tallied unassisted goals against Colgate and Ohio State...Had the first two-game goal of her career against Vanderbilt.
High School: Graduated from Manhasset High School in Manhasset, New York...A three-year letterwinner in lacrosse and field hockey...Also lettered in basketball...Named captain of high school lacrosse team as a senior...A three-year starter, she received All-County recognition in 2003 and 2004...An Academic All-American in 2003 and 2004...Became the first recipient of the Marilyn Sheerin Manhasset Booster Club Scholarship for academic and athletic excellence...Winner of the Brine Choice Award in 2004 for her performance in the New York State Class B Championship game...Played on the New York State National Team 2 at the 2003 National Tournament...Competed for the Long Island Yellow Jackets club team for three seasons.
Personal: Born in Manhasset, New York...Parents are John and Barbara Parasco...Has two younger sisters, named Elena and Alexandra...Interested in pursuing studies in psychology or international relations...Lists her most exciting experience in sports as winning the New York State Lacrosse Championship in 2003...Hobbies include drawing, painting, going to concerts, and traveling...Majoring in International Relations.
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