Here they are … the 1st Alliance Volleyball Club/Illprepvb.com top 5 teams in 2018

State title record-holder Mother McAuley opens the season ranked No. 2 in the preseason by Illprepvb.com. Here it is ... the final installment of the 1st Alliance Volleyball Club/Illprepvb.com 2018 Illinois girls high school volleyball rankings, which features teams ranked Nos. 1-5. These are the teams that Illprepvb.com determines to be the best of the best this fall. Last spring, we named Lincoln-Way East to be the No. 1 boys team in the preseason, and the Griffins came through.  How accurate will these predictions prove?  1. Marist ...

1st Alliance Volleyball Club/Illprepvb.com girls high school rankings, Pt. V

Here is the fifth installment of the 1st Alliance Volleyball Club/Illprepvb.com 2018 Illinois girls high school volleyball rankings, which features teams ranked Nos. 6-10. The rankings include teams from Classes 1A-4A. Coming Sunday: teams ranked Nos. 1-5. 6. Sandburg (29-9) – That a split squad Sandburg team defeated another Sandburg split squad team to win the Palos Courts Summer League was no fluke. Coach David Vales has one of his deepest teams ever. Will it be enough to overtake Marist, Marian Catholic and Mother McAuley in the s...

1st Alliance Volleyball Club/Illprepvb.com girls high school rankings, Pt. IV

Here is the fourth installment of the 1st Alliance Volleyball Club/Illprepvb.com 2018 Illinois girls high school volleyball rankings, which features teams ranked Nos. 11-15. The rankings include teams from Classes 1A-4A. Coming Saturday: teams ranked No. 6-10.11. Crystal Lake Central (33-4) – Gone are the Kelly twins – Emily and Megan – who you could argue were the heart and soul of last year’s run to the Class 4A state semifinals. So is Olivia Doak, the team leader in assists. But just about everyone else of consequence is back, including ...

1st Alliance Volleyball Club/Illprepvb.com girls high school rankings, Pt. III

Here is the third installment of the 1st Alliance Volleyball Club/Illprepvb.com 2018 Illinois girls high school volleyball rankings, which features teams ranked Nos. 16-20. The rankings include teams from Classes 1A-4A. Coming Friday: teams ranked No. 11-15. 16. Mt. Zion (35-5) – The Braves return their top five players from a team that lost 25=20, 25-21 to eventual state champion Belleville Althoff in a Class 3A supersectional, including 5-9 junior outside hitter Karlee McAtee (287 kills, 20 blocks, 327 digs), 6-1 senior middle hitte...

1st Alliance Volleyball Club/Illprepvb.com girls high school rankings, Pt. II

Here is the second installment of the 1st Alliance Volleyball Club/Illprepvb.com 2018 Illinois girls high school volleyball rankings, which features teams ranked Nos. 21-25. The rankings include teams from Classes 1A-4A. Coming Thursday: teams ranked No. 16-20.21. Norris City-Omaha-Enfield (29-4) – Six-foot senior middle blocker Halle Everett, the school’s all-time kill leader, and 5-10 junior middle blocker and third-year starter Emilee Bishop were members of the NCOE team that went 28-8 and finished fourth in Class 1A in 2016. They’d like...

1st Alliance Volleyball Club/Illprepvb.com present 2018 Illinois girls high school rankings

Here is the first installment of Illprepvb.com's 2018 Illinois girls high school volleyball rankings presented by 1st Alliance Volleyball Club. This installment features teams just outside the top 25 and a list of other teams that could break the rankings at some point in the season. The rankings include teams from Classes 1A-4A. Coming Wednesday: teams ranked No. 21-25. Teams just outside the top 25:Hersey (30-9) – The Huskies’ fortunes begin and end with 5-11 junior outside hitter and Boston College recruit Kati Kaburov, who ...

Illprepvb.com Final Girls Club Volleyball Rankings

Michio Chicago 17 National (pictured at top) won the 17 National division and Uno Girls 17 Elite (pictured below) won the 17 American division at the 2018 USAV Girls Junior National Championships in Detroit, Michigan. Michio Chicago 17 National and Uno Girls 17 Elite joined the national championship parade Tuesday, winning the 17 National and 17 American divisions, respectively, at the 2018 USAV Girls Junior National Championships in Detroit, Michigan.Six Illinois teams ranked by Illprepvb.com won national championships at either the AAU...

Illprepvb.com set to release 2018 preseason rankings

Belleville Althoff, which won the IHSA Class 3A title in 2017, finished fifth in the Illprepvb.com final rankings published last November. Illprepvb.com will begin releasing its 2018 preseason rankings on Tuesday, August 14. This season's weekly rankings are being sponsored by 1st Alliance Volleyball Club and will expand to include 25 teams statewide and a teams to watch category. Meanwhile, here are last year’s final rankings: Illprepvb.com 2017 Final Top 20 Rankings (Preseason rank in parenthesis) 1. Marist (41-1) 3 2...

Illprepvb.Com Final Top 20 Boys Volleyball Teams

(Preseason rankings in parenthesis) 1. Lincoln-Way East 39-3 (1)  No. 1 in preseason, and No 1 at the end of season. 2. Neuqua Valley 33-8 (8)  Jeremy Grove, Kevin Kauling were potent 1-2 punch. 3. Glenbard West 38-4 (2)  ‘Toppers figure to challenge for state title in 2019. 4. Marist 33-5 (7)  RedHawks upset in state’s toughest sectional. 5. Lake Park 31-6 (12)  Nick Martinski, Jordan Haigh cap stellar careers. 6. Brother Rice 30-8 (3)  Like Marist, deserved a better deal from IHSA. 7. New Trier 34-8 (13)  Trevians bid fa...

Illprepvb.com Final Top 20 Girls Volleyball Teams

Class 3A champion Belleville Althoff. Illprepvb.com Final Top 20 Rankings (Preseason rank) 1.  Marist (41-1) 3 Loses four great seniors, but underclass levels were undefeated. 2.   Minooka (39-3) 1 Loses five great seniors. Who will sophomore Zoey Seput set next year? 3.   Mother McAuley (35-5) 2 Mighty Macs don’t rebuild, they reload. But Charley Niego is a huge loss. 4.  Benet (32-7) 7 Alli Van Eekeren, Hattie Monson, Rachel Muisenga, Kyla Kenney will return. 5.  Belleville Althoff (41-1) 16 Sophom...