ROSELLE, NJ - Abraham Clark High School’s 2014-15 Girls Varsity Volleyball Team has earned a third Team Academic Award from the American Volleyball Coaches Association, school officials announced.

For the second straight year, Abraham Clark is the only Group 1 School in New Jersey to win the award, Principal Rashon Mickens recently told the school’s Teen Guide Zone Community Advisory Board.

The award honors college and high school volleyball teams displaying excellence in the classroom during the school year by maintaining at least a 3.30 cumulative team grade-point average on a 4.0 scale.  The Girls Team earned the award with their overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.7 out of 4.0 at the end of the last school year.  Manuella Agyei, Oluwaseun Alabi, Cierra Archer, Mfon Essiet, Jackelyn Justiniano, Naana Kena, Melinda Lamprecht, Jasmine Love, Juana Lucas, Tiffany Opoku-Asamoah and Precious Whitfield all are listed on the award.

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"Lamprecht accumulated a 4.7 GPA while completing her senior year, and Kenna earned a 4.6, including their many honors-level classes," said Head Girls Volleyball Coach Marcus G. Daniels.

“I preach excellence in the classroom and on the court,” said the coach. After making it to the State Championships for the past four years, the team had struggled to a 3-16 season in 2015.

The 2015-2016 varsity team will take to the practice field this summer, getting ready for the season opener in September.