Illprepvb.com presents a first look at Illinois' top 2023 club teams … the 18s

(On the home page) SPVB 18 Elite and SPVB 18 Kahl tangle at the Great Lakes Volleybal Center in 2022. (Above) Marist's Kamryn Chaney (far court) returns for 1st Alliance 18 Gold along with six other players who won a national USAV championship as 17s. (Photos by Dave Ruggles) By Phil BrozynskiIllprepvb.com EditorFirst, congratulations to former Mother McAuley great Kayla Caffey, who played in her second NCAA Division I national championship in two years when Texas defeated Louisville on December 17.A 2016 graduate of McAuley, Caffey was gr...

Presenting the latest 1st Alliance VBC/Illprepvb.com Boys Club Rankings

Adversity 16 Adidas-South put together back-to-back wins in the 16 Open divisions at THE Point Series 15-18s 2022 and the 2022 JVA Showdown in Motown. By Phil BrozynskiIllprepvb.com EditorWith a few exceptions, boys’ club teams will go on hiatus over the holidays, giving us time to catch up with the final weekend of THE Point Series 15-18s 2022 and the 2022 JVA Showdown in Motown last weekend in Detroit, Michigan.Through the early part of the season, 630 Volleyball 18-1 and Adversity B16 Adidas-South have established themselves as seri...

Bethany College is looking for a few good men; Marist, Lincoln-Way East seek teams

Bethany College in Bethany, West Virginia, is establishing a men's volleyball program to begin competing during the 2023-24 academic year. Chuck Shoemaker, former head coach at Alderson Broaddus University, has been named the inaugural head men's volleyball coach at Bethany College, a Division III school in Bethany, West Virginia.The team is scheduled to begin competition during the 2023-2024 academic year. Bethany College is looking for potential student-athletes who are interested in playing collegiate volleyball.Interested student-athle...

Illprepvb.com peers into the crystal ball to divine the '23 girls high school season

IHSA Class 4A 2022 semifinalists Barrington (near court) and Benet Academy (far court) will field teams that are very capable of returning to CEFCU Arena in 2023. (Photo by Dave Ruggles) By Phil BrozynskiIllprepvb.com EditorBefore the girls' club season begins in earnest, it’s time to peer into the crystal ball and foretell which girls' high school volleyball teams could make a run at the former Redbird Arena in the fall of ‘23.But first, some thoughts to ponder:Will Mother McAuley earn its 17th IHSA championship behind Michigan recruit El...

Wanted: Lincoln-Way East is seeking nonconference opponent for 2023 season

Lincoln-Way East is seeking a nonconference opponent for the upcoming 2023 boys' season. (Pictured is the Griffins' Tyler Walenga. Photo by Dave Ruggles) Lincoln-Way East boys volleyball is looking for a nonconference opponent for the upcoming 2023 season. If interested, please contact Lincoln-Way East boys' volleyball coach Kris Fiore at krfiore@lw210.org. ...

Recruiting 102: What You Can Do To Help College Coaches Find You

Illprepvb.com 2022 Player of the Year Lucy Arndt of tiny Aquin Catholic in Freeport, who plays club for VC United VBC, will attend Southeast Missouri State in the fall. VC United formed a recruiting support team headed by Courtney Slinko and Lauren Hansen to work directly with their athletes throughout their recruiting journey. (Photo by Dave Ruggles) Editor's note: This is a reprint of an article that first appeared on Illprepvb.com in June 2021. We tried to verify/update the information provided by Peter Gustin, My Recruiting Assistan...

Illprepvb.com looks at the players who will have a big impact on the ‘23 season

IC Catholic Prep's Ava Falduto will return for her senior seaosn in 2023, hoping to give the Knights another shot at an IHSA Class 2A championship. On the home page is Benet Academy's 6-4 freshman Lynney Tarnow. (Photos by Dave Ruggles) By Phil BrozynskiIllprepvb.com EditorReflecting upon the past is not a bad thing. But looking ahead always opens the door to more possibilities.Today, we look ahead to the 2023 Illinois high school girls’ volleyball season by listing some of the girls we believe will have a significant impact on what unfold...

Here are the top 17s, 16s, 15s boys' club teams in new 1st Alliance/Illprepvb poll

Adversity 16 Adidas-South finished third in the 16 Open division at the 2022 AAU/JVA Chi-town Boys Challenge on November 19-21 at McCormick Place. And now, the rest of the story. Monday, we announced the initial 1st Alliance VBC/Illprepvb.com Boys Club 18s rankings of the new season. Today, we take a look at the top 17s, 16s and 15s boys club teams in Illinois. (Of course, this could all change by the end of the week when THE Point Series 15-18s 2022 wraps up.) But for now, strap in. Here are the initial 1st Alliance VBC/Illpre...