She was a high school and college star in Japan. From Tsukuba University she went on to set for Japan's Junior National Team and World Student Games Team. She then played professional ball in Japan prior to her English Language studies in Saskatoon. In the 2002-2003 and the 2003-2004 season she served as an assistant coach with the University of Saskatchewan Huskies. She also helped coach some of our provinces top club teams.