Girls' Volleyball

About the Team

The Morris Catholic Girls’ Volleyball team has had plenty of success over the past few seasons. This upcoming year, the team is led by a large number of returning players, with the possibility of a few new faces joining the squad.  These players will use their past experience to take the team to new heights, while also teaching the younger players what it means to be a part of the team. With many players participating in club teams throughout New Jersey, the team should continue to excel and improve each and every week.


2019 Awards and Highlights:

Riley O’Hagan 1000 career assists

Ella Kretten 300 career kills

Riley O’Hagan All Group - Non-Public Second Team

Riley O’Hagan First Team All County

Ala Pokryzwa Second Team All County

Ella Kretten Third Team All County



Beyond the MC Field, Crusaders Playing in the NCAA

  • Liz Kelson - Lycoming
  • Riley O’Dowd - Susquehanna


 About the Team
The Morris Catholic Girls’ Volleyball team has had plenty of success over the past few seasons including the school's first-ever State Sectional Title. This upcoming year, the team will be led by a large number of newcomers who are ready to make some noise. With many new faces, these players will look towards the returners to guide them.
2020 Awards and Highlights:
State Sectional Title
Riley O'Hagan: 1300 career assists
Ella Kretten : 400 career kills
Ala Pokrzywa : 1000 career digs
Beyond MC
  • Fiona North- Charleston South Carolina
  • Liz Kelson - Lycoming College
  • Riley O’Dowd - Susquehanna University
  • Ella Kretten - Skidmore College
  • Hannah McTighe : Ramapo College
  • Ala Pokrzywa : Providence College

 About the Coaches

 Emily Gonzalez, Head Coach

This will be Coach Emily Gonzalez’s second season as Head Coach of the Morris Catholic Girls’ volleyball team. In her 1st year as head coach of Morris Catholic she helped take the Varsity team to 2nd in the Liberty division. She helped take the team to state finals where they finished 2nd in Non Public B Championships. Emily has been involved in competitive volleyball since the age of 12. She is a graduate of Wayne Valley high school and is a 4 year Varsity Volleyball player. As a Freshman she played at Pinelands Regional High School and played her Sophomore, Junior and Senior year at Wayne Valley High School. In High School, she was a varsity team member of county championship as a sophomore, conference and county championship as a Junior, and was a member of the state divisional, conference and county champions as a Senior. She earned all county team and honorable mention all conference as a senior. She continued her volleyball career in 2018 as a Student athlete at The College of New Rochelle as a Freshman where she played 22 of 26 matches as a defensive specialist and outside hitter. She helped the Blue Angels to the HVAIC title championship. In 2019, her sophomore year she appeared in 28 of 30 matches as a defensive specialist. She helped the team to a Skyline Conference Championship and the schools first appearance in the NCAA finals bracket. She was fourth on the team in digs and fifth in aces. She was also named to the top 15 in the conference for digs and aces. Unfortunately her junior year season was canceled due to covid. In her Senior Year 2021 she played in 22 of 26 matches as a defensive specialist and helped the team to finishing 2nd in the Skyline Conference Championship. Emily was a 3 year Deans list member along with Skyline Conference student athlete academic honor roll. She finished her college career with 295 digs, 71 aces, 189 service points and 23 Kills. She has been a Head Club Volleyball coach for 5 years coaching all through college and looks forward to continuing to develop as a coach, and a role model. She has a passion for coaching and continuing to inspire her players to be the best they can be on and off the court.




More Information and Team Pages

For more information on the team, contact Coach at [email protected].

2023 Calendar Raffle
Thank you to everyone that purchased a gift card raffle ticket to support our volleyball teams. Winners will be announced daily here. Good luck to everyone!
Winners are as follows:
June 12th -Michael Shami
June 13th- Carla Danzi
June 14th- Peter & Virginia Stairiker
June 15th- Dan Danzi
June 16th- Brian Maglio
June 17th- Kaycie Falcone
June 18th- Claire Ziem
June 19th- Shadije Spata
June 20th- Anne ( no last name on ticket)
June 21th- Sue Sanclimenti
June 22th- Alison Mclaughlin
June 23rd- Diann James
June 24th- Ray Schweitzer
June 25th- Marin Fredericks
June 26th- Kristen Lewis
June 27th- Jessica Jackson
June 28th- Valerie Melo
June 29- Dana Mackessy
June 30- Mary Gerdes
July 1st- Meghan Alvarez
July 2- Ivan Velaslejui
July 3- Peter Ross
July 4- Shannon Mizeski
July 5- Denise Difilippo
July 6- Kathy Smith
July 7- Sofia Stock
July 8- Kerry Mezzina
July 9- Peyton Enama
July 10- Jackie Levin
July 11- Gabriella Lombordo
Congratulations to all the winners and thank you for your support!