O'HARA TWP — Ring that bell.
It was the first thing Amanda Fetter heard from her players when she walked into the North Catholic gym in July to assume her role as the head volleyball coach for the Trojanettes.
“There's literally a bell outside of the chapel and the only time anyone is ever allowed to ring it is if you win a WPIAL or state championship,” Fetter said. “And it's only the seniors. It's a big deal.”
North Catholic made sure its seniors would ring that bell with a dominating 25-13, 25-11, 25-20 victory over Frazier in the WPIAL 2A championship match Saturday at Fox Chapel High School.
It was the first WPIAL title for the Trojanettes' volleyball team in school history.
Dominique Felix had 19 kills as North Catholic (19-0) was never threatened and trailed for the first time only briefly in the third set.
“When I walked into the gym this year in July and met these kids, I knew there was something special,” Fetter said. “You could just feel it.”
At first, Felix said she wasn't as sure as her coach.
“I honestly came in thinking, 'Oh, I don't know. Maybe we'll do well,'” the junior said.
Then the wins came. And they kept coming.
“We just all clicked,” Felix said. “It all came together and it's been amazing.”
North Catholic was scheduled to face District 5 champion North Star in the first round of the PIAA playoffs on Tuesday.
“Honestly, this whole year has been a delight,” Fetter said. “These girls are so fun to be with. They are something special. They really are. I know this is an opportunity that doesn't come around very often.”