Before SAO, she was a very active girl. Playing soccer and basketball every week made her very athletic and strong. Her basketball coach pushed her past her limits, he wanted her to be the best at it. Being short; basketball was a hard sport to play but everyone supported her choice. Mayonaka had been appointed captain of the school soccer team because she not only had close relationships with the others on the team but her skill level was high. The sports she played were easy for her because she thought of everything as a video game. Mayonaka was very popular in her High School being captain of the soccer team and all. She was star athlete and student, her life was perfect in others' perspective. Not exactly was she popular, everyone knew who she was. Mayonaka had lots of people that didn't like her, jealousy and hate were two main factors in this.