By Matt Brooks
Special to The Washington Post
Tuesday, November 16, 2010; 10:20 AM
All season long, Flint Hill played with a target on its back - as reigning two-time state champions, Independent School League title-holders and defending City Championship winners, the Huskies became the gold standard for area high school volleyball this fall.
Saturday, the Huskies achieved perfection, sweeping Liberty Christian in the Virginia Independent School Athletic Association championship in Charlottesville to complete a 33-0 season.
On match point, senior libero Jess Fellows passed to senior Tori Janowski who set fellow senior hitter Marilyn Peizer for a powerful kill down the line that sent Flint Hill into a wild celebration on court. It was a fitting finale for a team that has grown more dominant with new additions each year.
Fellows and defensive specialist Meghan Stertzer are four-year varsity players, Peizer joined the team as a sophomore and quickly became their most dominant hitter and last fall fall, Janowski joined the team has provided unmatched versatility at both setter and outside hitter.
"That last point was a very fitting way to end the match, our seasons and their careers," Flint Hill Coach Carrol Anderson said. "In their time here, we've won three straight state championships and our program has grown so much."
The Huskies' senior class - which also includes setter Taylor Nelson, middle hitter Audrey Dotson and right-side hitter Terran Bargeron - finished its career with three consecutive state titles, three straight ISL crowns and back-to-back City Championships.
"Finishing 33-0 in any sport is a pretty remarkable accomplishment," Anderson said. "You have to come out every match, handle that pressure and play through adversity. And they were able to do that all season."