Karrie Poppinga
Born: 3/4/69
Hometown: Manhattan Beach, CA
Currently: Honolulu, HI
Height: 6'0"
College: Univsity of Hawaii
Seasons Played: 8th Season

Career Highlights
  • In 2000, her best finishes were two fourths -- the BVA Long Beach Open with Linda Hanley and the Oldsmobile Beach Volleyball Olympic Challenge Series event in Virginia Beach, Virginia with Angela Rock. She and Hanley also finished fifth at the BVA San Diego event.
  • Poppinga has earned over $21,000 in prize money in her career.
  • The best finish of her career was in 1997, when she and partner, Angela Rock, finished second at the last WPVA tournament of the season.
  • She has finished third five times in her career.


  • Played and lettered in volleyball for four years at Hawai'i.
  • Earned All-American honors while there.
  • Was part of the 1987 NCAA Championship team.


  • Her parents are Don and Thelma Trieschman. Her mother is originally from Lima, Peru.
  • She has a brother and two sisters.
  • She was married on July 2, 1994, in Honolulu, Hawai'i, to Brian Poppinga, a former Hawai'i All-American volleyball player.
  • She and Brian have a daughter, Avery Leilani, born on April 22, 1999.
  • A German literature major, she speaks fluent German and Spanish.
  • She was a middle school physical education and health teacher in Honolulu, Hawai'i.

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