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Varsity Volleyball - Girls

Team Information

Volleyball has been an important part of my life since childhood. I was fortunate enough to be one of the first females to develop as an athlete under Title Nine. I am thrilled to share my experience and passion for the sport with the MKA community and to continue the development of young female athletes, both as players and as role models. The persistence and resilience of an athlete are skills that will shape her life on and off the court. I am humbled to lead this team through an experience that will not only enrich the players' high school volleyball careers but their futures as young women.

Head Coach: Molli Dowd

Head Coach Since: 2018

College(s) or University(s) Attended & Degree: University of California Santa Barbara - BA; New York University - MFA

Prior Coaching Experience: Created the first youth volleyball program in Verona NJ in 2005 (still going strong); Head Coach Varsity Girls Volleyball- Verona High School; Assistant Varsity Coach MKA Girls Volleyball

Other Athletic Accomplishments: NJ State Mixed Platform Tennis Champion 2016; NCAA DIV 1 volleyball player at Arizona State University (back in the 80’s :); High School Sports Hall of Fame Athlete - Salpointe High School, Tucson, Arizona; High School 'Student Athlete of the Year' Tucson Citizen Award, Arizona 1984


Athletics Roster

4 - Rhea Chakradeo (Sr.) -- Nutley

10 - Rianne Okai (So.) -- Cedar Grove

12 - Kai Gibson (Jr.) -- West Orange

13 - Amara Lerner (Jr.) -- South Orange

15 - Perri Katz (Sr.) -- Montclair

16 - Julia Narucki (Jr.) -- Rutherford

19 - Sophia Malaspina (Sr.) -- Montclair

20 - Hunter Levine (So.) -- West Orange

22 - Simi David (Jr.) -- Montclair

23 - Samiyah Abdur-Rahim* (Jr.) -- Short Hills

26 - Avery Pratt (Fr.) -- Glen Ridge

31 - Hailey Fouche* (Jr.) -- Montclair