Crimson Classic coming this fall!

Marist, Plainfield North and Normal U-High will be among the teams competing at the Crimson Classic on August 27-28 sponsored by Illprepvb.com at Plainfield North High School. ...

Illprepvb.com presents 570 reasons to watch girls high school volleyball this fall, Pt. III

Mother McAuley's Ellie White (8) played a big part in the Mighty Macs' success as a freshman last winter and figures to anchor the south side powerhouse for the next three years. On the home page is Wheaton Warrenville South's Rebecca Bellows. (Photos by Dave Ruggles) Yes, the start of the 2021 fall girls’ volleyball season is still a few weeks away, but it’s never too early to speculate about what or who we’ll be seeing on high school courts across Illinois. Today, Illprepvb.com continues its look at 570 reasons to watch girls high...

Where are Illinois' top girls' volleyball recruits in the Classes of '22, '23 headed?

(Updated 8/2) Logan Grevengoed, a 6-3 rightside hitter in the Class of 2022 who plays for Chicago Christian and Michio Chicago VBA, recently committed to Western Kentucky. (Photo by Dave Ruggles) Illprepvb.com is creating a list of the top players in Illinois in the Classes of 2022 and 2023 who have committed to a college or university to continue their volleyball careers. All coaches and club directors have been invited to provide the names of their players who should be on the list. The attached list features the names of players that h...

Illprepvb.com presents 570 reasons to watch girls high school volleyball this fall, Pt. II

Normal U-High's Lily Barry (far right) projects to be a libero in college but will continue to man the pin for the Pioneers, who hope to return to Redbird Arena in 2021. On the cover is Normal Community West's Averie Hernandez. (Barry photo by Dave Ruggles) Yes, the start of the 2021 fall girls’ volleyball season is still a few weeks away, but it’s never too early to speculate about what or who we’ll be seeing on high school courts across Illinois. Today, Illprepvb.com continues its look at 570 reasons to watch girls high school voll...

Illprepvb.com presents 570 reasons to watch girls high school volleyball this fall, Pt. I

Marist's Mary Clare Brusek (5) is one of several returning starters for the perennial Class 4A power and one of the reasons the RedHawks will be favored to win their third championship in the last four IHSA tournaments. On the cover is Breese Mater Dei's Tori Mohesky. (Photos by Dave Ruggles) Yes, the start of the 2021 fall girls’ volleyball season is still a few weeks away, but it’s never too early to speculate about what or who we’ll be seeing on high school courts across Illinois. Today, Illprepvb.com begins a look at 570 reasons ...

From top to bottom and everywhere in the middle, Blue Steel VBC is about family

Blue Steel Volleyball Club's 16-1 boys team went 5-4 and finished 13th in the 16 USA division at the USAV Boys Junior National Championship. The team was coached by Melissa Massey (far right) and her sister, Lauren Martin (far left), and featured Massey's three sons -- Riley (23), Sutton (9) and Trent (standing behind Sutton) -- and Martin's son Landon (17). The first thing that jumps out at you when surveying the roster for the Boys BSVBC 16-1 team that competed at the recent USAV Boys Junior National Championship in Kansas City is th...