Where are the Illinois high school top boys’ volleyball recruits headed? (updated 1/17)

Shane Ooms of UNO Boys 18 Elite and Minooka has committed to St. Xavier University and Peter Brown (19) of Chicago Bounce 18 Red and New Trier has committed to continue his career at the University of Southern California. (Photo by Dave Ruggles)

Illprepvb.com is creating a list of the top boys players in Illinois who have committed to a college or university to continue their volleyball careers. If you are a coach, club director or parent and know of a player who should be on this list, please contact us at Illprepvb@gmail.com.

Class of 2020

Mike Anderson, 6-6, MB, Plainfield Central/Club 1 VBC, Millikin University
Christian Ayar, 5-9, S/RS, South Elgin/Ultimate VBC, North Park University
Preston Bright, 6-1, OH, Plainfield East/Club 1 VBC, Indiana Tech
Peter Brown, 6-5, OH, New Trier/Chicago Bounce VBC, University of Southern California
Vejas Cuplinskas, 6-2, OH, Riverside-Brookfield/Adversity VBC, St. Xavier University
Quinton Dickerson, 6-4, MB, Lisle/Club1 VBC, Olivet Nazarene University
Karson Eggert, 6-0, S, Plainfield East/Club 1 VBC, North Central College
Anthony Figueroa, 5-7, L, Downers Grove South/630 Volleyball Club, St. Xavier University
Easton Gavin, 6-0, L, O’Fallon/HPSTL Volleyball Club, Carthage College Teddy Gedville, 6-3, S, Grayslake North/Lake County VBC, North Park University
Josh Gottlieb, 6-7, OH, Wheaton Warrenville South/Sports Performance VBC, Loyola-Chicago
Colin Heath, 6-5, OH, New Trier/Chicago Bounce VBC, George Mason University
Connor Keating, 6-1, OH, Andrew/Ultimate VBC, Lewis University
Jason Klein, 5-9, S, Oak Park-River Forest/630 Volleyball Club,  St. Xavier University
Trevor Lewis, 6-2, S/OPP, Lincoln-Way East/UNO Volleyball Club, St. Francis (Pa.)
Brandon Long, 6-2, S, Metea Valley/Breaker VBC, Baldwin Wallace University
Daniel Mangun, 6-4, S, Joliet Catholic/UNO Volleyball Club, Loyola-Chicago
Alex Menelli, 5-11, OH, Plainfield East/Club 1 VBC, Trine University
Zeo Meyer, 6-4, S, Wheaton Warrenville South/Future VBC, Brigham Young
Paolo Mondini, 6-3, S, Bolingbrook/Sports Performance VBC, Springfield College (Mass.)
Shane Ooms, 6-3, OH, Minooka/UNO Volleyball Club, St. Xavier University
Marcus Rembert, 6-2, MB, Plainfield North/Club 1 VBC, Augustana College Caden Ritchey, 5-8, L, Minooka/Club 1 VBC, Lees-McRae University
Justin Ross, 6-8, MH, Stevenson/Adversity Volleyball Club, Loyola-Chicago Austin Runyard, 6-2, OH, Antioch/Lake County VBC, Cumberland University (Tenn.)
Max Sellers, 5-8, L, Edwardsville/St. Louis High Performance, McKendree University
Kris Springer, 6-1, OH, Brother Rice/Ultimate VBC, St. Xavier University
Carter Stenmark, 6-3, OH, Naperville Central/Sports Performance VBC, Lindenwood University
Matt Stillman, 6-4, M/RS, Lincoln-Way Central/Ultimate VBC, Trine University
Rafael Vierya, 6-0, S, Minooka/UNO Volleyball Club, Mount Mercy
Bryce Walker, 6-7, M/OH, St. Francis/Future VBC, Purdue-Fort Wayne
Nick Woolley, 6-3, OPP, Plainfield North/Club 1 VBC, Trine University

If we’ve missed anyone, please send their college selection to illprepvb.@gmail.com and we will update this list.