Lindenhurst High School senior Emily Clemens was named one of the top 24 high school girls in the nation by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.
Emily was picked as the No. 1 player from the six-state region consisting of Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New York, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. She will fly to Louisville, Ky. in December to play in the Under Armour All-American Volleyball Match and Skills Competition, in conjunction with the American Volleyball Coaches Association annual convention. She will be playing with others from all over the country who have committed to playing college ball. She is still undecided about where she would like to attend college.
Emily is the first All-American volleyball player to come out of New York State and the first from Lindenhurst in 30 years. There were 100 players selected for this year’s honors, representing 32 states and 89 high schools. She led the Lady Bulldogs to a successful season 14-3, losing a tough battle 3-2 in the Suffolk County Class AA championship game to Ward Melville.
“Emily is a great role model for our community,” said varsity volleyball coach Kellie Block. “She is dedicated to the sport and exemplifies how hard work and dedication pay off.”