Congratulations to the Springfield High School volleyball program for being awarded the USMC/AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2019-2020 season. The award is given out by the United States Marine Corps and the American Volleyball Coaches Association to honor volleyball teams that maintain a year-long grade-point average of 3.30 on a 4.0 scale. Springfield was one of only 1,313 national recipients. Springfield High School’s 2019-2020 volleyball program was coached by McKenna Reitz and assisted by Tyler Haughawout, Katie Crago, and Kelsey DePompei. #springfieldstrong
About the United States Marine Corps
Service in the Marine Corps is a noble path and demanding journey reserved for those with the
willingness to engage and the determination to exceed all mental, moral and physical requirements to become Marines.
The Marine Corps engages in national partnerships that provide valuable opportunities to spread public awareness of the Marine Corps’ purpose by connecting the brand to those communities it serves. The relationships established between the Corps and our nation’s athletic communities ensure our message of aspirational service resonates with coaches, athletes and their influencers.
The 2020 United States Marine Corp partnership with AVCA has been developed to engage with key publics that are integral to meeting recruiting objectives. The United States Marine Corps looks forward to building enduring relationships with the AVCA member community and lending our support to those coaches and athletic facilitators who help young Americans win battles every day.
The AVCA, with its headquarters in Lexington, Ky., is managed by Associations International. The mission of the AVCA is to advance the sport of volleyball with AVCA coaches at the epicenter of leadership, advocacy and professional development. With a membership of over 8,000 and counting, the AVCA provides a professional network for those individuals and companies dedicated to enhancing and promoting the sport. Members include collegiate, high school, club, youth and Olympic coaches, as well as volleyball club directors. The AVCA provides education to volleyball coaches, recognition of elite players and coaches, promotion of volleyball competitions throughout the world, and networking opportunities for volleyball products and services providers. Further information is available at www.avca.org.