Illprepvb.com Top 20 How They Fared

1.  Marist (37-1)       Defeated Lincoln-Way East 25-16, 25-18. Next: Wednesday vs. Marian Catholic at Andrew.  2.   Minooka (36-2)       Defeated Naperville North 25-13, 25-18. Next: Wednesday vs. Benet at Waubonsie Valley.    3.   Mother McAuley (34-4)       Defeated (Chicago) Jones 25-9, 25-23. Next: Wednesday vs. Whitney Young at St. Ignatius.   4.  Benet (32-6)       Defeated Waubobnsie Valley 25-23, 25-21. Next: Wednesday vs. Minooka at Waubonsie Valley.    5.   Joliet Catholic (29-8)       Lost to Waubonsie Valley 25-21, 23-25, 26-2...

Sectional Semifinal Results 10/30/2017

At AndrewMarist def. Lincoln Way East 25-16, 25-18Marist (37-1): Savannah Thompson (12 kills), Molly Murrihy (27 assists), Camryn Hannah (6 kills).At St. IgnatiusMother McAuley def. (Chicago) Jones 25-9, 25-23Mother McAuley (34-4): Charley Niego (17 kills, 8 digs, 4 blocks), Nancy Kane (27 assists, 9 digs),  Lexi Warfield (11 digs), Alena Pedroza (3 kills), Moira Mixan (3 kills).At Waubonsie ValleyBenet def. Waubonsie Valley 25-23, 25-21Benet (32-6): Lilly Johnson (6 kills), Kyla Kenney (3 kills, ace), Anna Paoni (3 kills), Sophie Gregus ...

It’s time the IHSA gave volleyball some respect

Mother McAuley after its Autumnfest championship. Mother McAuley. St. Francis. Benet. McAuley. Benet. Benet. Lyons. Cary-Grove. St. Charles East. Naperville Central. St. Francis. McAuley. Naperville Central. Joliet Catholic. Downers Grove South. See a trend here? Other than Cary-Grove’s 2009 title team led by Kelly Lamberti and Colleen Smith, you have to go all the way back to 1991 and Belleville West to find a team not from the western or southern suburbs of Chicago that ruled the big school state volleyball field. Coaches and fans affecti

All sectionals are created equal, but some sectionals are more equal than others

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How The Illprepvb.com Top 20 Fared

 1.  Marist (36-1)       Defeated Lemont 25-16, 25-20. Next: Monday vs. Lincoln-Way East at Andrew.  2.  Minooka (35-2)       Defeated Naperville Central 25-23, 25-20. Next: Monday vs. Naperville North at Waubonsie Valley.    3.  Mother McAuley (33-4)       Defeated DeLaSalle 25-17, 25-12. Next: Monday vs. Jones at St. Ignatius.   4.  Benet (31-6)       Defeated Neuqua Valley 25-20, 27-25. Next: Monday vs. Waubonsie Valley at Waubonsie Valley.    5.  Joliet Catholic (29-8)       Lost to Waubonsie Valley 25-21, 23-25, 26-24. Season complete

Regional Championship Results 10/26/2017

At CarmelCrystal Lake Central def. Grayslake Central 25-13, 25-16Grayslake Central (23-14): Cassidy Beshel (8 kills), Elisa Koshy (2 kills, 2 blocks), Michelle Maraist (2 kills, 1 block), Lauren LaBeck (13 assists, 4 digs, 1 ace), Abby Marassa (4 digs, 1 ace), Lizzie Twardock (4 digs).At Elk GroveWheaton North def. Glenbard East 25-22, 25-14Wheaton North (25-12): Ani Clark (3 aces, 9 kills, 2 blocks, 1 dig, 1 assist), Elizabeth LaBue (1 ace, 8 digs), Madison Schorle (9 digs), Emmy Barnhorst (2 aces, 5 kills, 1 block, 4 digs), Eve Light (2...

Regional Semifinal Results 10/24/2017

At BolingbrookWaubonsie Valley def. Lockport 25-15, 25-17Lockport (24-12): Morgan Schmutzler (5 kills), JoDee Kovanda (4 kills, 2 blocks).At CarmelGrayslake Central def. Carmel 26-24, 25-18Grayslake Central (23-13): Cassidy Beshel (12 kills), Taylor Hindman (4 kills), Elisa Koshy (3 kills), Michelle Maraist (3 kills), Lauren LaBeck (20 assists, 2 aces, 2 blocks), Lizzie Twardock (2 aces), Abby Marassa (7 digs), Maya Schnitzler (2 aces, 5 digs).At Cary-GroveLibertyville def. Cary-Grove 24-26, 26-24, 25-22Libertyville: Peyton O'Brien (11 as...

How the Illprepvb.com Top 20 Fared

1. Marist (35-1)       Defeated Bloom 25-8, 25-7. Thursday vs. Lemont at Marist.  2.  Minooka (34-2)       Defeated Plainfield North 25-14, 25-21. Thursday vs. Naperville Central at Naperville Central.    3.  Mother McAuley (32-4)       Defeated Reavis 25-9, 25-4. Thursday vs. TBA at Reavis.   4.  Benet (30-6)       Defeated Oswego 25-17, 25-12. Thursday vs. Neuqua Valley at Oswego.    5.   Joliet Catholic (29-7)       Defeated Plainfield East 25-11, 25-18. Thursday vs. Waubonsie Valley at Bolingbrook.    6.  Marian Catholic (28-7)       D...