Where are Illinois' top girls' volleyball recruits in the Classes of '23, '24 headed?

(Updated 11/25) Naperville North's Paige Lauterwasser (14) will continue her academic and athletic career at the University of Wyoming. (Photo b Dave Ruggles) Illprepvb.com is creating a list of the top players in Illinois in the Classes of 2023 and 2024 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 have been submitted so far.If you know o...

Illprepvb.com presents 50 of the top high school players in the Class of '25

Marist's 6-0 sophomore Isabella Bullington (15) should team with senior Kamryn Chaney to give Marist a strong 1-2 punch at the pins. (Photos by Dave Ruggles) Today, Illprepvb.com wraps up our look at some of the top high school players in Illinois with those members of the Class of 2025 expected to return and make an impact for their teams this fall. Class of 2025Gabbie Anderson, 5-9, So., S/RS, Crystal Lake CentralAudrey Asleson, 5-10, So., S, Benet AcademyMorgan Asleson, 5-7, So., L/DS, Benet AcademyChelsea Bell, 5-11, So., MH, TriopiaVi...

Glenbard West wins York summer league, but there's more to summer than that

Joliet West had a busy but productive summer, winning the summer league at UNO Volleyball Cub and a tournament hosted by Joliet Junior College. By Phil BrozynskiIllprepvb.com EditorSummertime, and the livin’ is easy … if you happen to be a spectator.Girls who only a few weeks ago turned in their club jerseys have been immersed in an endless series of high school summer camps, summer leagues, college camps, skill camps, college visits, family vacations, etc., etc. etc.Wednesday in Elmhurst, the schedule became slightly less frantic for the e...

Illprepvb.com presents 100 of the top high school players in the Class of '24

Edwardsville's Sydney Davis (14) and teammates will have some big shoes to fill with the graduation of Gabby Saye off last year's IHSA Class 4A fourth-place finisher. (Photos by Dave Ruggles) Today, Illprepvb.com continues our look at some of the top high school players in Illinois with those members of the Class of 2024 expected to return and make an impact for their teams this fall. Class of 2024 Gwen Adler, 5-9, Jr., S, BarringtonAvery Allen, 5-7, Jr., OH, Mahomet-SeymourMolly Amendt, 5-11, Jr., MB, Lena-WinslowAddison Beekman, ...

Illprepvb.com presents 150 of the top high school players in the Class of '23

Fresh off winning an AAU national championship, Plainfield North's Lauren Jansen (11) hopes to lead Plainfield North to a Southwest Prairie Conference crown this fall. (Photo by Dave Ruggles) Today, Illprepvb.com continues our look at some of the top high school players in Illinois with those members of the Class of 2023 expected to return and make an impact for their teams this fall. Later this week, we will be publishing a list of the top juniors and sophomores we anticipate/expect/hope to see this fall when the high school volleyball...

Illprepvb.com's 100 players who made an impact in '21 we expect to see in '22

Nazareth setter/outside hitter Kitty Sandt returns this fall hoping to leead the defending Class 3A champioons to another IHSA championship. (Photos by Dave Ruggles) Today, Illprepvb.com begins a series listing some of the top players in Illinois expected to return to compete for their respective high schools this fall.The following are 100 of the state's best players regardless of graduation year, most of whom earned all-state honors in 2021 from either Illprepvb.com or another statewide publication. Later, we will be publishing lists of t...

Forty-two boys representing Illinois clubs earn AAU all-tournament recognition

SPVB B18 Alpha's Britten Beallis (17) of Naperville North was named to the 18 Classic all-tournament team at the recently-concluded AAU boys' nationals in Orlando. SPVB B18 Bravo's Brannen Almarales of Downers Grove South (on the homepage) was named 18 Classic MVP. (Photos by Dave Ruggles) Forty-two boys representing Illinois volleyball clubs were named to their respective division all-tournament teams at the recently-concluded AAU Boys Junior National Volleyball Championships in Orlando, Florida:2022 AAU Boys Junior National Volleyball...

Nearly 80 girls from Illinois clubs named all-tournament at USAV, AAU nationals

Sports Perfromance 18 Kahl's Claire Simpson has some encouraging words for teammate and all-tournament selection Seiler Hruska (92) during the AAU tournament in Orlando. On the home page, Top Flight 17U Elite's Lauren Buxton of Pleasant Plains was an all-tournament selection in the 17 LIberty division at the USAV nationals in Indianapolis. Seventy-eight girls representing Illinois volleyball clubs were named to the all-tournament teams at the recently-concluded USAV and AAU national tournaments:2022 USAV Girls Junior National Championship ...

Here are the final Michio Chicago VBA/Illprepvb.com 15s-17s Girls Club Rankings

1st Alliance 17 Gold reigns atop the volleyball world in the 17 age group after winning the Open division at the 2022 USAV Girls Junior National Championship in Indianapolis. The girls club season ended last week and today’s rankings feature 1st Alliance Volleyball Club entries heading each of the 17s, 16s and 15s age groups. But all these girls will have little time to rest with the high school season starting in less than a month.Here are the final Michio Chicago VBA/Illprepvb.com Girls Club Rankings for 2021-22:17s1. 1st Alliance 17...

Presenting the Sports Performance VBC/Illprepvb Coaches Hall of Fame Class of '22

The late Dave Boze established the first volleyball club in the Great Lakes Region more than 40 years ago when he founded “Circus.” Four years ago, Illprepvb.com was approached to collaborate on the creation of an Illinois High School Volleyball Coaches Hall of Fame.Unfortunately, at the time, nothing ever came of that phone call. But we felt that the creation of a coaches’ Hall of Fame was long overdue.In July 2020, with input from current and former coaches, players and officials, Illprepvb.com put together the initial class of the ...