Molly Haggerty, St. Francis, So., OH
Nebraska recruit provided the Spartans with plenty of oomph during their run to a second consecutive Class 3A state title, especially after older sister Maddie (torn labrum) suffered a season-ending injury. Finished with a team-best 341 kills, including 18 in a title-match sweep of La Salle-Peru.
Carly Jimenez, St. Charles East, Sr., S
One of the known commodities on a Saints team that saw a handful of players emerge, the High Point (N.C.)-bound Jimenez contributed 770 assists, 261 digs and 91 kills to a 31-win season.
Taylor Krage, St. Charles North, Sr., OH
Kane County Chronicle Player of the Year steered the North Stars to a breakout season that included a share of the Upstate Eight Conference River Division title and the 4A South Elgin Regional crown, delivering 322 kills and 237 digs. Headed to Northern Illinois.
Grace Loberg, Geneva, Fr., OH
Helped power Vikings to the first sectional title in program history in a smashing debut, providing 312 kills and 179 digs during a 29-10 season. Coach KC Johnsen marveled at Loberg’s upside throughout.
Heather Meyer, Batavia, Sr., OH
Three-year varsity player kept the Bulldogs in the UEC River Division hunt until late in the season, leading the team with 335 kills and ranking second with 310 digs. Will play collegiately at Wisconsin-Whitewater.
Allie O’Reilly, Burlington Central, Sr., L
Burlington Central’s single-season and career digs leader tacked on 681 more digs during her high school swan song. The Illinois-Chicago commit and the Rockets went 27-12 and reached a sectional final.
Kelsey Wicinski, Geneva, Jr., L
If an opposing attack sent the ball to the Vikings’ back row, chances were Wicinski successfully sprawled after it. She established new program standards for digs in a single match (49) and season (815).
Mary Boken, St. Francis, Jr., MH
Sam Dubiel, St. Francis, Sr., L
Ellie Dunn, Kaneland, Jr., OH
Anne Hughes, St. Charles East, Jr., L
Megan Schildmeyer, St. Charles East, Jr., OH
Shea Stanley, Batavia, Sr., OH
Sydney Wohlert, St. Charles North, Sr., S
MaKayla Beebe, Aurora Christian, Jr., DS
Emily Carroll, St. Charles North, Jr., MH
Courtney Caruso, Geneva, Sr., S
Maddie Courter, Geneva, Jr., MH
Maddie Haggerty, St. Francis, Sr., OH
Maddie Jaudon, Batavia, Jr., L
Makenna Jensen, Burlington Central, Sr., MH
Martha Konovodoff, Rosary, Fr., L
Hannah Lanasa, Geneva, Jr., OH
Jenny Lubic, Kaneland, Sr., S
Daniele Messa, St. Francis, So., S
Lauren San Diego, Aurora Central Catholic, Sr., S
Alex Seavey, St. Charles North, Sr., DS
Shea Thayer, Batavia, Sr., MH
Dana Voltolina, St. Charles East, Sr., OH
Sydney Vischer, Wheaton Academy, Jr., OH
– Kevin Druley, email@example.com