Who are some of the top uncommitted Illinois boys in the classes of 2020, 2021? (updated 7/11)

Six-foot-2 junior Anthony Torres of Oswego East (15) is one of the top uncommitted boys volleyball players in Illinois. (Photo by Dave Ruggles) Illprepvb.com is compiling a list of boys’ volleyball players in the Classes of 2020 and 2021 who are as of yet uncommitted and are looking play volleyball at the next level. If you know of someone who should be on this list, please email their name, height, position, year in school and school to illprepvb@gmail.com. Class of 2020 Albert Atczylo, 5-7, L, Hinsdale SouthTyler Brandt, 6-4, MH/OP...

Friday, May 31 Quarterfinal Results

Friday, May 31 Quarterfinal Results New Trier def. St. Rita 25-22, 23-25, 25-21New Trier (31-7): Zachary Salberg (3 kills, 31 assists, 5 digs), Colin Heath (10 kills, 1 ace, 8 digs, 1 block), Connor Pochetti (6 kills, 2 aces, 6 digs, 3 blocks), Peter Brown (14 kills, 1 ace, 6 digs, 2 blocks),  Eli Lieberman (3 kills, 1 dig, 2 blocks), Emmett Burnside (2 kills, 2 blocks), Aidan Rico (1 ace), Aaron Schatz (3 assists, 9 digs), Jay Saravis (2 digs).  St. Rita (28-12): Quinn Coghlan (10 kills, 2 assists, 5 digs), Joe Horn 3 kills, 32 assists...

Sports Performance wins two national AAU 18’s championships; SPVB 18 Elite falls short

Sports Performance 18 Red defeated Southern Performance 17 National Shelbie, 25-22, 25-12, to win the 18 Club division. Sports Performance Volleyball Club out of Aurora won two national championships at last weekend's AAU 2019 18U Girls Nationals in Orlando, Florida.But the big prize got away.Sports Performance 18 Kahl (9-0) defeated Asics Munciana Quora, 25-20, 21-25, 15-11, in the title match to win the 18 Premier division, and Sports Performance 18 Red (8-0) stopped Southern Performance 17 National Shelbie, 25-22, 25-12, to win the 18 Cl...

Marist, momentum could play major roles in determining IHSA champion this weekend

Marty Jepsen leads favored Marist into this weekend's IHSA boys volleyball tournament at Hoffman Estates. (Photos by Dave Ruggles) Oak Park setter Sean Califf. Momentum.Volleyball is a game of momentum. How else would you explain some of the IHSA tournament sectional results? Marist dominated defending IHSA champion and No. 2 seed Lincoln-Way East, which seemed to have found its footing toward the latter half of the season, in Tuesday's sectional final at Marist. Barrington defeated a pair of sub-sectional No. 1 seeds -- Boylan Catholic ...

Sherrard High School seeks girls volleyball coach

Sherrard High School, a school of approximately 460 students located in northwest Illinois in Rock Island County and a member of the Three Rivers Conference, is seeking a girls’ varsity volleyball coach for the 2019-20 school year. The stipend is $5,800. Interested applicants are asked to submit letter of interest, resume and references to: Activities Director Michael Applegate4701 176th AvenueSherrard, IL 61281 ...

Jepsen, Marist ends Lincoln-Way East’s reign; Brown, New Trier deny Loyola

Lincoln-Way East's Wil McPhilllips finds it tough sledding against the Marist block during Tuesday's sectional championship match at Marist. (Photos by Dave Ruggles) Marist junior outside hitter Jake Bonnett had 7 kills during Marist's win Tuesday. By Randy WhalenSpecial to Illprepvb.com Playing his final match on his home court, Marty Jepsen had an opportunity to do something he had never done and the Marist boys’ volleyball team hadn't done in nine years.Get to state.The 6-foot-1 outside hitter made sure he didn’t miss his final opp...

Tuesday, May 28 Results

Tuesday, May 28 Results At Belleville East Minooka def. O’Fallon 27-25, 21-25, 25-17 At De La Salle St. Rita def. Chicago Jones 25-11, 25-22At Fremd Glenbard West def. Palatine 25-17, 25-22 At Glenbrook North New Trier def. Loyola 25-22, 25-19Loyola (29-10 overall): Jack Howard (4 kills), Liam Roberts (2 kills, 2 blocks), Ryan Merk (9 digs), Gavin Elliott (2 kills), John Hitt (15 assists), Henry Clemons (8 kills), Jake Soucheray (2 blocks).New Trier (29-8 overall): Adam Rico (1 assists), Aaron Schatz (8 digs), Zachary Salberg (25 assists...

How The 1st Alliance VBC/Illprepvb.com Top 25 Volleyball Teams Have Fared

Photos by Dave Ruggles Four of the top 11 are gone. Some, a product of the imbalance in the IHSA sectionals. Others, an early and unscheduled demise. Further down the top 25, a scattering of upsets. However, 13 of the final 16 teams in the 2019 IHSA tournament were ranked in the final regular-season poll. Unranked (Chicago) Jones,  Hinsdale Central and St. Patrick also advanced to the Sweet Sixteen. Hinsdale Central pulled off the biggest upset of the tournament so far with its regional championship win over sectional top-see...

Loyola, New Trier survive; Marist, Lincoln-Way East advance to sectional final

Loyola's 6-foot-6 junior middle hitter Liam Roberts had 6 kills and 4 blocks in Friday's thrilling 25-23, 22-25, 25-15 victory over Glenbrook North in Northbrook. (Photos by Dave Ruggles) Loyola's Jack Howard. At Glenbrook North The much-anticipated showdown between top-seeded Loyola and No. 2 New Trier became a reality following Friday's sectional semifinals at Glenbrook North, but not before both teams had to pull the proverbial rabbit out of the hat. Loyola scored the final 6 points of the first set and ran away with the third to defe...

Friday, May 24 Results

Friday, May 24 Results At Belleville East O’Fallon def. Edwardsville 25-14, 25-21 At De La Salle St. Rita def. Mt. Carmel 25-13, 25-17Chicago Jones def. St. Ignatius 25-23, 31-29 At FremdPalatine def. St. Charles East 27-29, 25-20, 28-26Palatine (33-4 overall): Curtis McLennan (12 kills, 6 aces), Timmy Matijevic (10 kills, 2 aces), Nate Jones (6 kills, 6 blocks), Aaron Spaletto (6 kills, 5 digs), Ben Rinella (34 assists, 9 digs, 2 blocks), Thomas Lambke (12 digs). Glenbard West def. Lake Park 25-14, 25-20 At Glenbrook North...