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 farewell to Joe D’Attomo, James Snyder.

8. Barrington 34-6 (6) 

Broncos will reload with Gabe Hartke, Ben Ridgway.

9. Lincoln-Way West 30-9 (NR) 

Warriors welcome back Ben Pluskota and others.

10. Libertyville 33-6 (NR) 

Seniors appeared in three straight sectional finals. 

11. Plainfield East 29-3 (NR) 

Trey Cowan & Co. fall short in bid for state berth.

12. Deerfield 29-6 (16) 

Warriors will miss Jacob Shapiro, Caeden Hsieh.

13. Hersey 30-8 (14) 

Huskies will welcome back setter Jakub Migus.

14. Palatine 29-9 (NR) 

Johnny O’Shea was ‘Mr. Everything’ for Pirates.

15. Addison Trail 26-11 (NR) 

Blazers rocked without a single club player.

16. O’Fallon 31-7-1 (NR) 

Panthers’ stellar season ends in sectional finals.

17. Loyola 27-12 (20) 

Ramblers will be loaded, experienced in 2019.

18. Boylan Catholic 26-5 (NR) 

Junior Parker Nelson returns for Titans in 2019.  

19. Naperville Central 23-14 (5) 

John Davis, Felix Egharevba are big shoes to fill.

20. Oak Park 28-7 (NR) 

Can’t blame Huskies for exploiting weak sectional.

Others (in alphabetical order): 

Benet 27-11 (11),Downers Grove North 23-13, Downers Grove South 22-15, Glenbrook North 22-10, Hinsdale Central 28-10, Lake Forest 25-8. Lincoln Way Central 22-14, Lockport 26-12, Metea Valley 24-13, Montini 21-8,Oswego East 23-10, Plainfield North 24-7-1, St. Charles North 26-12, St. Ignatius 26-7, St. Patrick 28-6 (20), St. Rita 21-18, Schaumburg 22-13, Stevenson 27-10, Warren 21-15, Wheaton North 24-13.

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