By Austin R. Eck
With Billie volleyball earning its first district championship with last night’s win over Boerne, members of the team have cemented a spot in Fredericksburg High School history.
The volleyball program this year welcomed a familiar face back, who also her place in FHS athletics’ history, into fold.
New Fredericksburg Middle School seventh grade “A” coach Brittany Henke (then Brittany Herbort) was a key member of the 2007 FHS volleyball team, the first Fredericksburg volleyball team to compete in the playoffs.
Making the playoffs in 2007 began as goal in the preseason.
“We talked years and years about being the first team to put a playoff banner in the gym,” FHS head coach Jason Roemer said. “Every team before that set the playoffs as a goal. The 2007 team accomplished it.”
As the season progressed, the playoff berth became more likely.