Girls’ volleyball team earns third straight national academic honor

For the third year in a row, the Penn Manor girls’ volleyball team has been named to the Academic All-American Honor Roll by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.

The 2018 team qualified by earning a cumulative grade-point average of 3.68, which ranks among the top 25 of girls’ high school teams in the United States.

“This group put great effort into both their academics and athletics and struck a nice balance,” said head coach Tim Joyce.

The team had three student athletes who earned All-Star Awards – Shayna Warfel, Lizzy Kubicar and Jordan Schucker – and five who had GPAs of 4.0 or higher – Nikki  Krahulik, Jordan Schucker, Kailey Stoner, Justine Fry and Marilyn Keernik, an exchange student from Estonia.

“Both the academic and athletic success of this group emanated from a core group of hard-working leaders who set a great tone for our team culture,” Joyce said. “This was a really fun and rewarding team to coach, and I’m proud of how much they accomplished.”

Congratulations, ladies, on this impressive award!

Girls' volleyball team
The 2018 Penn Manor girls’ volleyball team