AFA Squads Advance to West Region Final Rounds in Five Disciplines (March 9)
West Regional - March 9
Falcon Open Day 1
Nathan Sorenson, Mary McElewee, Scott Pippin and Desirae Ionata take home gold
New Mexico Open, Santa Fe Oct. 20
2012-13: Finished tied for third place in women's saber at the 2012 Nick Toth Open.
Before the Academy: Graduated from Pioneer Valley High School ... her coaches were Mr. Neil Bernardo and Justin Magdaleno ... as a freshman she received All League as a goalie in water polo ... senior year, she received All League during soccer season ... freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior years she received Scholar Athlete ... junior year she received Tri-Athlete ... received a rope for maintaining an average GPA of a 3.5 or higher throughout her four years ... attended the USAFA Prep School ... played prep soccer ... parents are Paul and Frances Ionata ... has two siblings, Rachel and Charlotte ... enjoys cooking, reading, writing, listening to music, hanging out with my family, snowboarding, and beach volleyball
Academy: Major is bioenvironmental engineering ... wants to attend pilot training and become an Air Force pilot or have a career in OSI ... "I hope to be an element leader as a junior and maybe part of group or wing staff my senior year, maybe even squadron commander." ... a member of Cadet Squadron 09, the Viking Nine.