Volleyball: Here is the Kane County Preps All-Area TeamBy JACOB BARTELSON – firstname.lastname@example.orgNov. 15, 2017 Led by Player of the Year Katie Lanz of St. Charles North, here is the Kane County Preps All-Area volleyball team. Jenna Garrett, senior, Batavia, setter: A four-year starter, Garrett recently committed to Lindenwood University after a successful final campaign for the Bulldogs. Garrett, a three-year captain, led the Bulldogs with a 98.4 serving percentage this season with 23 aces on 258 attempts – Missing four serves all season. The serve percentage ranks third all-time in Batavia school history.Abby Graham, senior, St. Charles North, outside hitter Graham and Lanz were the two go-to scorers for the North Stars this year, and Graham provided a reliable punch (216 kills) opposite Lanz for a potent North offensive attack. Graham finished third on the team in digs (222), and tied for first in blocks (44).Molly Lambillotte, senior, Geneva, outside hitter Lambillotte is one of the vaunted attackers for the Vikings. The Wingate University commit swatted 332 kills, and coach Annie Seitelman said Lambillotte "packs a lot of punch" for her size. Furthermore, Lambillotte's "heart for the game is innate".Katie Lanz, junior, St. Charles North, outside hitter Lanz is our Kane County Chronicle All-Area Volleyball Player of the Year. Her athleticism and knack for kills amid dominating stretches made her a top selection within a fourth place state finish. Lanz led the North Stars with 283 kills – 67 more than second-leading attacker, Abby Graham. Although, Lanz also is a lethal server, launching 89 aces. Lanz also grew as a leader on and off the court to help shepherd the North Stars into contention all season long.Madison Leone, senior, Burlington Central, outside hitter Leone helped deliver the Rockets to a first place finish in the Kishwaukee River conference for the Rockets, who fell in the 3A regional semifinals this year to Rosary. Leone had 239 kills, 237 digs and 40 aces on the season.Sheika Mushunduzi, senior, Kaneland, outside hitter After emerging as a nice surprise and starter for the Knights on the outside, Mushunduzi earned first-team All-Conference and All-Tournament at the Centennial High tournament. The senior paced the Kaneland with 197 kills and 193 digs – Plus led them to a 4A regional semifinal appearance.Amanda Parker, senior, St. Charles North, setter Parker helped balance out the North Stars by doing a little bit of everything. The senior setter finished third in aces (43), fourth in kills (126) and fifth in digs (156).Anna Skryd, senior, St. Charles East, libero/defensive specialist Skryd starred for the Saints setting and digs-wise all season long. The senior University of North Carolina Asheville commit swatted 41 aces and had 294 digs for the Saints who coach Jennifer Kull considered the "heart of the team".McKenna Slavik, junior, St. Charles East, setter Slavik finished second on the team with 202 digs – 92 away from teammate Skryd. The junior commanded attention as a defensive presence, but also as a facilitator of the offense with 560 set assists on the season. Coach Jennifer Kull said Slavik is "the real deal".Danielle Thompson, senior, Geneva, outside hitter Thompson was "consistent and so versatile. [Plus], most of the time, teams had no idea how to stop her," coach Annie Seitelman said. The Ferris State University commit finished the year with 248 kills, 103 digs, 39 blocks and 10 aces. [STEPHAN BATES]Maddy Wilkens, senior, St. Francis, setter/middle: Wilkens led the Spartans in solo blocking (35) and assists (339) this season. The athletic middle grew into a "skillful, versatile player that make the difference when [The Spartans needed] it," said St. Francis coach Lisa Ston in an email. Wilkens was all-tournament at Effingham and Plainfield, and second in kills with 111.