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Category : Awards
Horizon High Girls Volleyball Takes the 2021 AIA 5A Championship Title
Thursday , November 18 , 2021
Horizon High School defeated Millennium High School to win the 2021 Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) 5A State Volleyball Championship. The state championship was held on Nov. 13 at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
“This team was very special in many ways. They were coachable, had amazing chemistry, great work ethic, and played with determination and resiliency. This team’s talent was only surpassed by their passion and love of the game and their teammates. Hands down, this is the best team I coached in my 42 years,” says Coach Valorie McKenzie.
The Horizon Huskies beat the Millennium Tigers in three games, 25-15, 25-14, and 25-15. The Horizon Huskies ended the season with a record of 38-5.
“Winning this state championship was even more special as I had coached many of them for 3-4 years. I thank the assistant coaches, parents, staff, administration, my family, and all the players for being a part of this achievement,” adds Coach McKenzie.
During her tenure as head coach of the team, Coach McKenzie has amassed more than 1,000 wins. This is the school’s fourth volleyball state championship. They secured championship titles in 2009, 2010, and 2012.