Illprepvb.com’s 150 (and more) players who gotta be seen in 2018

Here are 150-plus players who should be on everybody's "must-see" list during the 2018 girls high school season (class status as of Fall 2018 indicated): Loren Alberts, 6-0, Sr., RS/MB, HuntleyBrooke Amann, 5-11, Jr., OH, Woodstock NorthMaggie Bair, 6-2, Sr., MB, Glenbard SouthKennedy Bauer, 5-11, Sr., OH, WatsekaGigi Barr, 6-1, Jr., MH, YorkJoslyn Boyer, 5-6, Sr., L, Montini Cassidy Beshel, 6-0, Sr., OH, Grayslake CentralMaddie Blake, 6-0, Jr., OH, Crystal Lake CentralBreelyn Borum, 5-11, So., S, SterlingBrooklyn Borum, 6-1, So., OH, St...

Brittany Welch begins a new life after Resurrection

Following a career that included nearly 1,200 kills, 750 digs, 100 aces, 140 blocks, every conceivable school record and a state runner-up trophy, Brittany Welch is beginning life after Resurrection. “It's something that I’ll never forget,” Welch said about her high school career at the northwest side of Chicago school. “I miss it so much. I would go back if I could. They (her teammates and friends) all said, ‘Stay home, stay home.’ But I can’t. “It’s a long way from home, but I like it here,” she said. “Here” is New Mexico State Un...

MVP Hattie Monson heads up Illprepvb.com/Great Lakes Power League 16s All-League Team

MVP Hattie Monson of league champion SPVB 16 Elite heads the first Illprepvb.com/Great Lakes 16s Power League All-League Team that features some of the best young volleyball players in Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan. It’s rare that a libero can have such an dramatic effect on a volleyball team’s sustained success, but the 5-foot-4 Monson is a rare talent. “Hattie put in a lot of extra work this year and she got really se...

Plainfield East – Plainfield Central Boys Volleyball Regional Semifinal At Oswego By Randy Whalen

  David Herrera is glad to be back. Now the Plainfield East senior setter hopes to help his team to new heights.   Herrera had his appendix removed on April 26 and was out of the Bengals lineup for nearly four weeks. He and his teammates shook off some nerves and fought off a set point in the opener to defeat crosstown rival Plainfield Central 26-24, 25-20 on Tuesday, May 22 in the opening semifinal of the Oswego Regional, which is part of the Minooka Sectional.   The Bengals will face Oswego East, which defe...

Glenbard West’s one-game-at-a-time approach pays off at Hinsdale Central

  One last ride. That’s all Glenbard West’s JT Ardell is looking for. “I want to win another (state title),” said the 6-foot-8 middle hitter, who has been part of the last two state championship teams at the Glen Ellyn school. “I'll be disappointed if we don't. One last ride. I really do want to win another.” But after Saturday’s hiccup in the semifinals at the Northside Classic, when the Hilltoppers were ambushed by shorthanded Barrington in strai...

Sky High Adidas 16 Red – new coach, new attitude, better results

  Sky High Adidas 16 Red proves the old adage that it’s not how you start that matters. It’s how you finish. The Crystal Lake crew opened the Great Lakes Power League 16 Super Open with four consecutive losses and found themselves buried in Bracket D. But the girls won seven of their next 11 matches to work their way up to Bracket B. Two losses Sunday – to Motion Volleyball 16 BLU and 1st Alliance 16 Black – sent Sky High Adidas 16 Red back to Bracket C when the Power League wraps up play next w...