Kremer ’14 named beach volleyball All-American

Elijah Akhtarzad

The American Volleyball Coaches Association selected girls’ volleyball standout and University of Notre Dame commit Josephine Kremer ’14 as a Sand Volleyball All-American May 13. The exclusive All-American team features just four sand volleyball players around the nation, including two others from Calif.

“I am incredibly honored to be named to the first-ever High School Sand Volleyball All-America Team and cannot wait to bring what I’ve learned on the beach to the Notre Dame volleyball team in August,” Kremer said.

Kremer, who was one of the captains of the girls’ volleyball team, made her case in her final year as an elite indoor hitter after leading the Wolverines to the CIF Finals where they fell to La Salle 3-0 Nov. 26.

The sand volleyball veteran recently finished her high school season undefeated on the beach while also playing at the Elite Beach Volleyball Club coached by sand volleyball legends Holly McPeak, Barbara Fontana and Eric Fonoimoana.

Since its inception two years ago, the beach volleyball program at Harvard-Westlake has participated competitively in the Amateur Athletic Union for Beach Volleyball.

In its first year, the squad came in third in the championship tournament, but was only able to reach the semifinals last spring. Although the team is composed of many indoor volleyball players, only six athletes are able to participate in each tournament during the year.

“This year we had a lot of sophomores on our indoor varsity team that played beach last year so I think everyone has gotten a lot better,” Kremer said.