SPVB 18 Blue, 18 Red, 16 White, 1st Alliance 16 Onyx net titles on final day of AAUs

Sports Performance 16 White dropped only one set during the entire tournament to win the 16 Spirit division at the 49th AAU Girls Junior National Volleyball Championships in Orlando, Florida, on Sunday. Orlando, Florida – There are exceptions to the “No sure thing” rule.For example, take the 18 Classic championship match at the 49th AAU Girls Junior National Volleyball Championships in Orlando, Florida, on Sunday.There was no way that a Sports Performance team wasn’t going to walk away with a national title. The only question was whether i...

Marshall sticks to the plan; SPVB 15 Red 'aspires' to its own AAU championship

Sports Performance 15 Red defeated Mizuno Northern Lights 15-Red to win the 15 Aspire division at the 49th AAU Girls Junior National Volleyball Championship Wednesday in Orlando, Florida. Orlando, Florida – The Marshall plan was simple: get the ball to Lauren Jansen. Or Anabelle Troy. Or Lauren Jansen. Or Annabelle Troy.Everybody else? Fight, scratch, claw and play relentless defense.After Sports Performance 17 Marshall surrendered the first set of the 17 Club championship match at the 49th AAU Girls Junior National Volleyball Championship...

Here are the final Michio Chicago VBA/Illprepvb.com Girls 18s Club Rankings

SPVB 18 Kahl enjoyed a light moment during the 49th AAU GIrls Junior National Volleyball Championships in Orlando, Florida, last weekend. Some will soon be off to college to continue their playing careers. Others to focus on academics. Many have played their final competitive game of volleyball and will concentrate on pursuing careers in law, medicine, education or engineering, or perhaps the most noble and selfless profession of them all.The Class of 2022 provided us with unforgettable moments – both exhilarating and heartbreaking – an...

SPVB 18 Elite, Kahl come up short in AAU title bids; Top Flight 18 Elite takes fifth

SPVB 18 Kahl was all smiles Friday at the AAU Girls National Volleyball Championships in Orlando on Friday, but those smiles turned upside-down after Kahl lost in the 18 Premier championship match to FarOut 18 Black. Orlando, Florida -- Things could have gone better for Sports Performance VBC at the 49th AAU Girls National Volleyball Championships in Orlando, Florida, on Saturday.Sports Performance 18 Elite advanced to the championship match of the 18 Open division, while SPVB 18 Kahl reached the title bout in the 18 Premier division.Both t...

Presenting the 2022 Michio Chicago VBA/Illprepvb.com Boys All-State Team

Lincoln-Way East's Jared Byas was named the Southwest Suburban Conference Player of the Year and led the Griffins to the IHSA championship game. (Photos by Dave Ruggles) Today, we are pleased to announce the 2022 Michio Chicago VBA/Illprepvb.com Boys All-State Volleyball Team, our fourth annual effort to honor the best boys high school volleyball players in Illinois.Coaches were invited to nominate players to the all-state team. Team members were selected based upon their accomplishments on the court and as high school student-athletes...

Stop No. 12? Good luck. O'Riordan named SPVB/Illprepvb's top player

Jack O'Riordan provided leadership and phenomenal numbers for a young and untested Barrington team that set a program record for wins. (Photos by Dave Ruggles) By Matt Le CrenSpecial to Illprepvb.comEverywhere Jack O’Riordan went this season, it seemed all eyes were on him.The Barrington outside hitter consistently drew multiple blockers, while in the stands every fan came to watch him play, some hoping to see him fail.At times, it was sort of like waiting for someone to steal the basketball from Michael Jordan. It didn’t happen often,...

Here are the the final Michio Chicago VBA/Illprepvb.com Boys H.S. Rankings for 2022

Junior Camryn Sheehan (3) and the O'Fallon Panthers figure to be one of Illinois' top teams in 2023. (Photos by Dave Ruggles) Who knew when Barrington took a one set to love lead over Glenbard West in the sectional championship match at Schaumburg, that would be as close as anyone would come to the Hilltoppers during their fourth tournament title run?Perhaps those pundits who picked rookie coach Charlie Spry’s guys No. 1 in the preseason were not so far off after all?Otherwise, it was business as usual for Christine Giunta-Mayer’s minio...

Gavin Swartz gets in on the family fun as Glenbard West wins IHSA championship

Liam O'Neill (14) had a pair of kills in the semifinal as Glenbard West defeated Libertyvillle, 25-21, 25-13, on its way to its fourth IHSA championship. (Photo by Dave Ruggles) https://youtu.be/1QfZHq8kMU4 By Phil BrozynskiIllprepvb.com EditorWhen Glenbard West won the first of its three consecutive IHSA championships in 2015, 6-foot-5 middle hitter Parker Swartz contributed 7 kills, 3 digs and a block to the Hilltoppers’ 25-15, 25-13 victory over Vernon Hills in the title match.Meanwhile, the volleyball career of middle brother Ryan...

Saturday, June 4 results

Lincoln-Way East junior Tyler Walenga (4) had 9 kills in the Griffins' 25-17, 25-16 semifinal victory over Downers Grove South Saturday at Hoffman Estates. (Photo by Dave Ruggles) IHSA Boys High School Volleyball TournamentIHSA Finals at Hoffman EstatesSaturday’s resultsChampionshipGlenbard West def. Lincoln-Way East 25-16, 25-18Glenbard West (39-3): Gavin Swartz (7 kills, 4 digs, 2 blocks), Parker Moorhead (6 kills, 1 block), Liam O’Neill (4 kills, 1 block), Danny Dorsey (5 kills, 1 ace, 4 digs, 3 blocks), Trevor Powell (2 kills, 18 assis...

Lincoln-Way East rolls; Glenbard West, Libertyville, Downers South also win

Jared Byas had 7 kills as Lincoln-Way East defeated O'Fallon in an IHSA quarterfinal Friday at Hoffman Estates. (Photos by Dave Ruggles) https://youtu.be/wj6tTrxOdyQ By Randy WhalenSpecial to Illprepvb.comJerry Moylan knows he has a great responsibility as the setter of the Lincoln-Way East volleyball team.His hitters make his job a lot easier.Moylan passed out 19 assists and the Griffins used a balanced attack to topple O'Fallon, 25-17, 25-23, in an IHSA quarterfinal match Friday at Hoffman Estates. Making its sixth state quarter...