One of the best liberos in the collegiate game!!
QUICK FACTS ON CHRISSIE
Played at Bishop Montgomery High School and was an Outside Hitter
She was an All-American Libero at UCLA
She is currently the Head Coach at Marymount California University
“I remember growing up watching Chrissie play at UCLA. She was ALL over the court. Relentless and so competitive! She may have been the smallest volleyball player in the gym but she played HUGE. I think the best part about Chrissie’s story is that she was a VERY successful volleyball player, at only 5’3’’. With that said, to all of you kiddos that think you are “too short” to play at a high level -- GET THAT OUT OF YOUR HEAD! Work hard & Compete. Don’t let anyone tell you that ‘you can’t’. We love that Chrissie is training at VIBE, it’s such a great opportunity to the kids in the area to learn from one of the best.”
Played on the AVP Tour & was nominated Rookie of the Year and had several Top 10 finishes
Volleyball is in her genes
Chrissie comes from the ultimate volleyball family…
Chrissies Mom, Sharkie Zartman
Former USA National Volleyball Team Member, One of 25 All Time Greats at UCLA Volleyball, Jersey at UCLA was Retired, Five-time USA All American
Chrissies Dad, Pat Zartman
Served as Assistant US National Team Coach in 1970, Head Coach of the US National Team in 1974 and was Coach of the Year 1970 - 2001
Q&A with Chrissie:
What's your VIBE (describe yourself)?: I'm a volleyball coach who grew up in the South Bay. I went to elementary school at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Hermosa Beach, high school at Bishop Montgomery in Torrance, and college at UCLA. I love sharing my experiences with people and feel so fortunate to still be involved in a sport that I love so much. I have a great family and am so lucky to get to have them in my life.
Your favorite volleyball memory: Having the opportunity to grow up playing volleyball with my family and traveling the world to play the sport I love.
What brought you to VIBE? The opportunity to work with great people and help others have fun and be confident in what they are doing.
What is the best piece of advice you can give to an aspiring volleyball player? Work hard and have fun! Play every point as if it was your last and appreciate the fact that you are healthy and able to play a sport that you enjoy.
Fun fact about yourself: I don't like cheese (which people seem to think is weird.)
Extra Fun Fact: I played volleyball for VIBE Co-Owner Nikki Jagd’s Mom (Kim Jagd) at UCLA. Small world!!!
Tell us more: I love Christmas movies on the Hallmark Channel. Okay, one more thing!!!! In college, people in the airport always asked if I was the team manager because of my 5'3 height :)