Team Details

Team Details

Team Overview

Girls' Volleyball - Varsity


The Portsmouth Abbey Volleyball team began as a club team in the 2017-18 season. Due to the overwhelming popularity and level of skill in our players, it allowed us to take the sport to the Varsity level the very next year for the 2018-2019 season. The program has found great success by focusing on team-building, having fun competitions, and providing a challenging and educational experience both on and off the court. We coaches expect that the team strives to reach their very best academically, socially, and athletically.

The 2022 team is led by our three awesome seniors: Merritt, Sarah, and Dani. Captains Merritt and Sarah are continuing the mentality that the inaugural team helped to create five years ago --- working hard, having fun, and developing character. Since joining the EIL in 2017, our program has gone through one year of the club (no matches), a one-win season, a season being one win below .500, and a COVID-19 season (no matches). Every step of the way, the girls have learned from the highs and the lows of the sport; one high culminated in the 2019 team earning the New England Sportsmanship Award. This award was a testament to the grace, class, and poise of our girls.

Additionally, individual players have also earned the following accolades: Boston Herlad All-Scholastic, All-Eastern Independent League, All-State, EIL Player of the Year (Marissa), and an invitation to the New England All-Star game. Although we were very sad to lose our graduating seniors last year, we are poised to have a strong season with the foundation they helped to build. These are just some of the reasons why the 2022 season brings with it so much potential and anticipation. Good luck this year, girls, and Go Ravens! 

As a team, Portsmouth Abbey School has won the NE Sportsmanship award two out of the four years that we have been eligible! 

Portsmouth Abbey Volleyball is proud to be a member of the Eastern Independent League (EIL). EIL member schools include Bancroft School, Beaver Country Day, Berwick Academy, Concord Academy, Dana Hall School, Landmark School, Lexington Christian, Newton Country Day, Pingree School, and the Winsor School.

Portsmouth Abbey School prospective student-athletes and families interested in speaking to a member of the PAS coaching staff should contact the Admissions Office at (401) 643-1248.

Head coach: John Huynh
Assistant coach: Scott Wilson
Captains: Merritt Coward and Sarah Edwards

2022 Volleyball
Overall record: 16-7
EIL record: 8-2
2nd place in the EIL regular season
2nd place in the EIL tournament
2nd place in the NEPSAC Class C championship
NEPSAC Sportsmanship Award

All-New England: Bailey Howell and Maria Amian Parames
Honorable Mention: Sarah Edwards and Dakota Ormiston

All-League: Maria Amian Parames and Sarah Edwards
Honorable Mention: Grace Connaughton and Lila Bragan

The Coaches Award: Merritt Coward
MIP: Dakota Ormiston
Captains Elect: Grace Connaughton, Bailey Howell, Dakota Ormiston 

2021 Volleyball
Overall Record 17-3
EIL Record: 10-0
EIL Champions 
NEPSAC Class C Tournament Semi Final 

EIL All-League 
EIL Player of the Year: Marissa Scartozzi 
All-League: Alex Bordelon, Gwen Bragan, Marissa Scartozzi 
Honorable Mention: Bailey Howell, Grace Stencel  

All-New England: Alex Bordelon 
Honorable Mention All-New England
: Gwen Bragan, Marissa Scartozzi 

The Coaches Award
: Gwen Bragan 
MIP: Grace Stencel 
Captains Elect: Merritt Coward, Sarah Edwards 

2020 Volleyball
Covid-19 – no games
We would have been really good!

2019 Volleyball
Overall Record:6-10
NEPSAC Sportsmanship Award

2018 Volleyball
Overall Record: 1-15

2017 Volleyball
Club Sport


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