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December 22, 2011


Team Completed its Outstanding Season with an Impressive 27-2 Record

The Livingston H. S. Girls Volleyball Team was honored by the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders during its Wednesday, December 21, 2011, meeting held at the Hall of Records in recognition of its 2011 Group IV State Championship. Freeholders Leonard Luciano of West Caldwell and Patricia Sebold of Livingston (back row, 3rd and 4th from the left) presented the Board's commendations to the team. Pictured above are team members: (front row, left to right) Christine Lee, Jennifer Seltzer, Alyssa Cherny, Allison Edelstein, Gracie Leung and Rachel Kung; and (back row, left to right) Cate Leu, Jamie Schneck, Nancy Yang, Elizabeth Zimmermann, Alyssa Vorbeck and Head Coach Al Partelow. (Photo by Glen Frieson)

(Newark, NJ) – The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders honored the Group IV State Champion Livingston High School Girls Volleyball Team during its Wednesday, December 21st, meeting at the Hall of Records.  Freeholders Leonard Luciano and Patricia Sebold (of Livingston) presented the Board’s commendations to the team and Head Coach Al Partelow.

The 2011 Livingston High School Girls Volleyball Team won its third group sectional championship with a 2-1 victory over North Hunterdon High School, and then went on to capture the Group IV State Championship, the second in school history, by defeating Hunterdon Central High School, 2-0, on November 12, 2011.

This year’s outstanding 27-2 season also included the following highlights: a 21-match winning streak; a game win-loss record of 54-6; championships of the Eastern, Northern Valley and Lancer Invitational tournaments; the school’s third Essex County Tournament Championship; and the championship of the Super Essex Conference – American Division, the seventh conference championship in school history.

The Star-Ledger named the team the “Essex County Team of the Year”, and recognized Nancy Yang as the “Essex County Player of the Year” and Coach Al Partelow as the “Essex County Coach of the Year”.

The 2011 Livingston High School Girls Volleyball Team is comprised of the following members: Seniors Iris Chiang, Rachel Ariel Kung (Captain), Jennifer M. Seltzer, Alyssa Jane Vorbeck (Captain), Nancy Yang (Captain) and Elizabeth Mary Zimmermann (Captain); Juniors Stephanie R. Bishop, Alyssa L. Cherny, Allison Edelstein, Taylor Rosenblum, Jamie Schneck and Angela Wen; Sophomores Cate Lin Leu and Gracie Leung; and Freshman Christine Lee.

The team was coached by Head Coach Al Partelow and Assistant Coaches Bob Cece, Joelle Marchegiano and James Giuliani.  The team managers were Matt Brown, John Cherichello and Drew Wagner.

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For Additional Information:
Gary Kroessig, Public Information
Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders
973-621-4452 (phone) 973-621-5696 (fax)


Board of Chosen Freeholders, County of Essex
Hall of Records - Room 558, 465 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd., Newark, New Jersey 07102
Tel: (973) 621-4486 Fax: (973) 621-5695