In August of 2015, Avon volleyball coach Julie Bendzuck met with four freshmen players — Sydney Stone, Maddy Jerdonek, Gillian Romanchok and Katie Sopko — by the trophy case in the high school lobby and set them on the path that would lead to the most successful run in the program’s history.
“We all started in fourth grade together,” said Romanchok, an outside hitter.
“We called ourselves ‘The Fab Four,’ so when we were pulled out of the locker room, by the trophy case freshman year, and (coach) told us we all made varsity, it was a moment we had always hoped for.
“Here we are, still playing together. The long journey has been amazing.”
Heading into their senior season, the four four-year varsity players have put together a 60-11 record overall and a 50-7 record in the Southwestern Conference.
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