Black on Atayan:
Prior to Marquette:Attended Bronxville High School where she earned four letters in lacrosse ... Served as team captain as a senior in 2013 while scoring 40 goals with 14 assists, 39 ground balls and 63 draw controls ... Earned first team all-league and all-section honors as a senior ... Won the Section I Golden Dozen Award, honoring accomplishment in scholarship, athletics and community service ... Also won the U.S. Marine Corp Distinguished Athletic Award ... Named an all-league performer as a junior in 2012 ... A US Lacrosse All-Academic team member in both 2012 and 2013 ... Participated in the Women'sDivision National Tournament- Senior Division where her team won the championship ... Named to the Hudson Valley/Westchester first team by MSG Varsity Network ...Posted 21 goals, 25 assists, 16 draw controls and 37 ground balls as a junior in 2012 and 10 points (five goals and five assists) and 27 ground balls as a sophomore... Helped the Broncos to a league title as a sophomore in 2011 ... Participated in the US Lacrosse Women's Division National Tournament with the Hudson Valley Team in 2011 and 2012 ... Named to the ESPNHS Watch List prior to junior campaign (2012) ... Played club lacrosse with the Westchester Elite Girls Lacrosse Club from 2007-13 ... Also competed in track and field at Bronxville where she was an all-league performer in 2011.
Personal:Born on March 29, 1994... Daughter of Christopher and Rene Atayan ... Has one brother, Ara ... Plans to major in nursing ... First degree black belt in jui jitsu and a third degree black belt in karate ... Youngest sensei in dojo history and has won many tournaments, including the World Goju, NEMAC and Lord of the Tundra.