School: St. Stephen's/St. Agnes
Position: Middle back/middle blocker
Highlights: Has had 158 kills this season (averaging 13.1 per game), 63 blocks and 77 dug balls for the Alexandria private school, which is 10-2 overall and 4-0 in the Independent School League. Has a serve percentage of 96.0 and a serve-receive percentage of 93.9 this season. Served 100 percent in matches against Model School and Ireton early this season and 95 percent last weekend in Model School tournament. Captain of the team.
Notable: Has 22-inch vertical jump. Competes in track and field in the spring. Won state championships for Virginia private schools in discus and shot put during sophomore year -- her first involvement with the sport. Voted all-league and most valuable player that same season. "She came out two weeks into the season, she didn't have any training, but I was convinced she was a thrower," said Betsy Rice, volleyball and track coach. In her junior year, Willis placed first in discus and second in shot put in state championships. "She has a very long wing span," Rice said. "It has served her well in both track and volleyball." Plays club volleyball with the Southern Maryland juniors 18 team.
Personal: Student government president and member of two a cappella singing groups: Gospel Voices and Sextet. Has 3.4 grade-point average. The 5-10 senior has played volleyball since age 12. "I like volleyball because I like the team mentality and watching everyone improve throughout the year," Willis said. She is being recruited by Columbia University, Dartmouth College and Duke University and plans to study medicine.
School: Loudoun County
Highlights: Won medals in two AA North-western District mini-tournaments this season and placed second in the J.V. Arthur tournament. In his junior year, won the J.V. Arthur tournament with a 76, won the district tournament with a 73 and advanced to the Northern Region tournament as an individual, where he tied for seventh place with a 77. Finished tied for 14th in the state championship with a two-day total of 155.
Notable: Honorable mention All-Met last year. Was No. 2 seed on the varsity team as a sophomore and placed sixth in district tournament. Went to regionals as an individual that season. Played in numerous tournaments last summer, including the Spotswood Invitational, where he placed second, and the Billy Ray Memorial Invitational, where he finished first. Played junior varsity baseball his freshman and sophomore years. "I've always enjoyed baseball but I gave it up to concentrate on golf," he said.
Personal: Ranked third in his class with 4.1 grade-point average. His father, Billy Hurley Sr., who was an assistant golf professional at Hidden Creek Country Club in Reston, introduced Hurley Jr. to the game when he was 8. Interests include Spanish, chemistry and engineering. Would like to attend the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis next fall.