The Latest 1st Alliance Volleyball Club/Illprepvb.com Girls Club Rankings

  Club 1 Volleyball Club out of Plainfield, Illinois, sent its four top teams to compete in the 19 Nike President’s Day Classic in St. Louis, Missouri, last weekend. Club 1 17 Skronkstrong (pictured above) finished first in the 17 Premier division, Club 1 16 Skronkstrong took third in the 16 Premier division, Club 1 18 Skronkstrong placed fifth in the 18 Club division and Club 1 15 Skronkstrong took ninth place in the 15 Club division. The President’s Day tournaments are in the books, and the power leagues are ready to resume...

The Latest 1st Alliance Volleyball Club/Illprepvb.com Boys Club Rankings

Photos by Dave Ruggles The Palos Point Series #4 is complete, and most teams are gearing up for the Gateway Boys Bid Classic in St. Louis later this month before disbanding for the high school season. Here’s a look at the latest boys’ club rankings: Boys Club Rankings (previous ranking in parenthesis) 18s 1. Ultimate B18 Gold (1) You can’t win them all. After beating SPVB 18 Elite, 25-20, 25-16, in its Bracket A finale and Hitman 18 Elite twice – 15-6 in the third set the second time around in the semifinals of Bracket AA – Ultimat...

The Latest 1st Alliance Volleyball Club/Illprepvb.com Girls Club Rankings

  Photo by Dave Ruggles Here are the latest 1st Alliance Volleyball Club/Illprepvb.com Girls Club Volleyball Rankings as of February 4. (Previous ranking in parenthesis). 1. SPVB 18 Elite (1) SPVB 18 Elite just keeps rolling, going 4-0 over the weekend in the Great Lakes Power League Division I. Plainfield Central’s 6-foot-6 outside hitter Taylor Landfair, Bolingbrook’s 6-2 outside/rightside hitter Natalie Mitchem, 6-foot setter McKenna Slavik of St. Charles East and 5-10 Sarah Kushner did their typical yeoman’s work at the net ...

The Latest 1st Alliance Volleyball Club/Illprepvb.com Boys Club Rankings

Photos by Dave Ruggles The 2019 Boys Winter Volleyball Championship at McCormick Place is complete and there’s been a few changes in the Illinois boys’ club rankings, but the top teams in each age group remain unchanged. Here’s a look at the latest boys’ club rankings: Boys Club Rankings (preseason ranking in parenthesis) 18s 1. Ultimate B18 Gold (1) Ultimate B18 Gold rallied after dropping the first set to defeat Pac6 18 Blue 19-25, 25-19, 15-13 in the 18 Open division title match Monday at the 2019 Boys Winter Volleyball Champi...

The Latest 1st Alliance Volleyball Club/Illprepvb.com Girls Club Rankings

Here are the latest 1st Alliance Volleyball Club/Illprepvb.com Girls Club Volleyball Rankings as of January 13. (preseason ranking in parenthesis) 1. SPVB 18 Elite (1) SPVB 18 Elite picked up where it left off after winning the mythical national championship last year, opening the Great Lakes Power League Division I by going 4-0 – although it got a serious challenge from SPVB 16 Elite winning a 23-25, 29-27, 25-23, 25-23 squeaker. Plainfield Central’s 6-foot-6 outside hitter Taylor Landfair, who was the AAU 18 Open MVP last year, Bolin...

1st Alliance Volleyball Club/Illprepvb.com 2019 Preseason Girls Club Rankings

Here they are: the 2019 1st Alliance Volleyball Club/Illprepvb.com 2019 Preseason Girls Club Rankings. Rankings are based on coaches' input, last year's club performances and the performances of each club team's players as members of their high school teams last fall. 2019 Preseason Girls Club Rankings18s1. SPVB 18 Elite You can’t go wrong by leading off the rankings with Sports Performance's 18 Elite team, especially with three players back from the squad that won the club’s fifth AAU title in six years after defeating Asics Munciana 18 ...

1st Alliance Volleyball Club/Illprepvb.com Boys Club Rankings

The 2019 Boys Winter Volleyball Championships at McCormick Place on January 19-21 will give us a better idea of where the boys club teams stack up, so for the present, here is a way-too-not-so-early look at some of the top club teams in Illinois:Boys Club Rankings18s1. Ultimate B18 Gold Loaded. That’s the best word to describe Ultimate B18 Gold, which features enough talent to split into two teams. Start with Marist’s 6-foot-2 Marty Jepsen, Lincoln-Way West’s 5-11 Ben Puskota and 6-4 Louden Moran and Lincoln-Way Central’s 6-2 Jack Yurkanin ...

1st Alliance Volleyball Club/Illprepvb.com Final 2018 Girls’ Club Rankings

On Sunday, Illprepvb.com will release its 2019 girls' club preseason rankings. Meanwhile, here is a look back at the final rankings of the 2018 campaign. 18s 1. SPVB 18 Elite (1)Note: SPVB 18 Elite defeated nemesis Asics Munciana 18 Samurai (Indiana) twice in 24 hours at the 45th AAU Girls' and Boys' Junior National Volleyball Championships in Orlando, Florida, to claim its fifth national title in the last six years. Six-foot-4 junior outside hitter Taylor Landfair was named MVP of the tournament and was joined on the All-American team ...

1st Alliance Volleyball Club/Illprepvb.com 2018 Final Girls Rankings

                                                                                                                 (Photo by Dave Ruggles)Sixteen teams that were ranked in the preseason made the 1st Alliance Volleyball Club/Illprepvb.com final rankings for 2018. Seven teams ranked in the preseason were among the other teams worth mentioning. The final rankings are partly based on each team’s finish in the IHSA tournament, and partly based on a team’s body of work during the entire season.1st Alliance Volleyball Club/Illprepvb.com 2018 Fin...

1st Alliance Volleyball Club/Illprepvb.com 2018 Final Regular Season Girls Rankings

  Norris City-Omaha-Enfield hopes to return to Redbird Arena after losing to Cobden in the 2017 sectional finals. 1st Alliance Volleyball Club/Illprepvb.com 2018 Final Regular Season Girls Rankings(Last week’s ranking in parenthesis. Rankings will not be updated again until after the state tournament.)1. Marist (1) 32-2Closes out regular season with big win over Nazareth. Next: vs. Bremen/Eisenhower winner Tuesday at Bradley-Bourbonnais.2. Benet (5) 30-5Puts Huntley loss in rearview mirror, beats Marist. Next: vs. Romeoville/Oswego Eas...