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Girls Volleyball: Coach Jen DeJarld guides Mother McAuley to another standout season

Nov 12, 2012

Jen DeJarld coached Mother McAuley to a 36-5 record and third-place finish in Class 4A this year. Through eight seasons as head coach, DeJarld has a 273-53 record and claims three third-place state finishes and a second-place showing.

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Girls Volleyball: Mallory Salis provides leadership, talent for Marist

Nov 12, 2012

Mallory Salis led Marist to 29 wins and the East Suburban Catholic Conference title this season. The RedHawks’ 5-foot-9 outside hitter compiled 311 kills, 349 digs, 166 service points, 77 aces and 40 blocks en route to earning ESCC Player of the Year.

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Girls Volleyball: Injured Morgan Reardon’s true grit admirable against St. Francis

Nov 12, 2012

Despite playing on a bum ankle which later was diagnosed as two torn ligaments, Joliet Catholic’s Morgan Reardon made her presence felt against eventual 3A state champion St. Francis tallying 14 kills and nine digs at the Glenbard South Sectional.

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Girls Volleyball: Mother McAuley downs Libertyville, takes third in Class 4A

Nov 12, 2012

Mother McAuley bounced back from its state semifinal loss Friday night and defeated Libertyville 25-22, 25-22 and finish third in Class 4A.

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Girls Volleyball: Benet overcomes slow start, advances to state final

Nov 12, 2012

Top-ranked Benet shook off a slow start against Libertyville to win 16-25, 25-22, 25-19 and advance to the Class 4A state title game.

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Girls Volleyball: Ali Frantti rallies Richmond-Burton past Jacksonville in Class 3A

Nov 12, 2012

Ali Frantti had 22 kills and Richmond-Burton fought off two match points in Game 2 as the Rockets defeated Jacksonville 19-25, 27-25, 25-22 in a Class 3A state semifinal at Redbird Arena on Friday.

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Girls Volleyball: Haggerty sisters help St Francis edge Centennial in 3A semifinal

Nov 12, 2012

Maddie Haggerty had 13 kills and her sister Molly added 11 as St. Francis defeated Centennial 21-25, 25-20, 26-24 in a Class 3A state semifinal at Redbird Arena on Friday.

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Girls Volleyball: West Aurora’s Lauren Carlini is the total package

Nov 12, 2012

West Aurora’s Lauren Carlini, who was named the nation’s top college recruit in 2012 by Prepvolleyball.com, is the favorite to win the Illinois Gatorade Player of the Year award and is now the Chicago Sun-Times’ 2012 Girls Volleyball Player of the Year.

Girls Volleyball: All-Area teams

Nov 12, 2012

West Aurora senior Lauren Carlini highlights the first team. Find out who rounds out the top three teams here.

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Girls Volleyball: All-Area team as talented as ever

Nov 12, 2012

The Chicago Sun-Times 2012 Girls All-Area Volleyball team proves that year after year, some of the best talent in the nation can be found in Illinois.

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Girls Volleyball: Harvest Christian falls short of state semis again

Nov 12, 2012

Harvest Christian dropped a season-ending 18-25, 25-19, 25-18 loss to Keith Country Day in the Lanark Class 1A Supersectional last week. The Lions came up short for the second straight season in their bid to advance to the state semifinals

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Girls Volleyball: Q-and-A with Lincoln-Way East’s Marissa De Groot

Nov 12, 2012

Marissa De Groot is a 5-foot-9 senior outside hitter who finished the season with 161 kills and 277 digs for the Griffins. She also is a forward on the basketball team, and is undecided on where she will go to school.

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Girls Volleyball: Q-and-A with Sandburg’s Kristy Theisen

Nov 12, 2012

Kristy Theisen, 17, of Orland Park, is a 6-foot middle hitter who has been a varsity member for two full seasons.

Girls Volleyball: Chemistry triggers Joliet Catholic’s successful season

Nov 12, 2012

Joliet Catholic gave state-bound St. Francis everything it could handle before falling in a three-game thriller in the Class 3A Glenbard South Sectional final. The Angels played as a cohesive team to finish 32-7 on the season.

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Girls Volleyball: Healthy Meghan McDowell enjoyed Hinsdale Central’s playoffs push

Nov 12, 2012

Meghan McDowell believes the most gratifying thing about her final campaign at Hinsdale Central was the ability to play every match. Last year, she missed much of the season with an ankle injury but sparked the Devils to a supersectional run this season.

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Girls Volleyball: New Trier advances to state semifinals

Nov 12, 2012

New Trier pulled away in the decisive third game to earn a 25-13, 23-25, 25-14 victory over Glenbard West in Saturday’s Niles West Supersectional match. The Trevians meet Mother McAuley in Friday’s Class 4A state semifinals in Normal.

Girls Volleyball: Richards excels on Rockey road

Nov 12, 2012

Kara Rockey wasn’t only the best defensive player for Richards, she also was an impressive pinch hitter. The libero had 42 kills this season.

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Girls Volleyball: Libertyville plays like a champ in supers

Nov 12, 2012

Libertyville defeated Prairie Ridge 26-24, 25-23 Saturday to earn its first berth in the state finals since 2007. The Wildcats will face defending state champion Benet at 9 p.m. Friday at Illinois State University in Normal. But getting there wasn’t easy.

Girls Volleyball: Defending champ Benet returns to state finals

Nov 12, 2012

Defending state champion Benet overcame deficits in both sets to defeat Edwardsville 25-20, 25-20 Saturday to win the Class 4A Normal West Supersectional.

Girls Volleyball: Resurrection claims sectional title in comeback fashion

Nov 12, 2012

Resurrection quickly jumped to a 4-0 lead and never looked back en route to a 25-14 third-set win and 3A sectional crown over Guerin Thursday.

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Girls Volleyball: Harvest Christian repeats as sectional champs over Morgan Park Academy

Nov 12, 2012

Harvest Christian Academy defeated Morgan Park Academy 25-13, 25-18 Thursday night in a Class 1A sectional championship match at Harvest in Elgin. The Lions advance to the supersectional for the second consecutive season.

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Girls Volleyball: Cara Mattaliano propels Benet to sectional title over Lemont

Nov 12, 2012

Cara Mattaliano had 10 kills and 10 digs to spark Benet to a 25-14, 25-15 win against Lemont in a Class 4A sectional final at Neuqua Valley.

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Girls Volleyball: Chicago Christian topples Illiana Christian

Nov 12, 2012

Emily Lindemulder led Chicago Christian to a 25-16, 25-20 victory over Illiana Christian for the Class 3A Rich East Sectional crown.

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Girls Volleyball: St Francis takes down Joliet Catholic to advance

Nov 12, 2012

St. Francis knocked off Joliet Catholic 25-15, 24-26, 30-28 to win the Glenbard South sectional title and advance to the supersectional round where they will face Chicago Christian.

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Girls Volleyball: Mother McAuley downs Stagg in 3A sectional final

Nov 12, 2012

Courtney Joyce led the way for Mother McAuley with 23 assists, seven kills and seven digs to power the Mighty Macs to 25-16, 25-19 victory over Stagg in the Class 3A Lincoln-Way Central Sectional final.

Girls Volleyball: Guerin upsets Latin, advances to sectional final

Nov 12, 2012

Sara Brodner had two blocks and a team-high seven kills as Guerin upset top-seed Latin, 14-25, 25-22, 25-23, Tuesday in a Class 3A Orr Sectional semifinals.

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Girls Volleyball: Sectional host Harvest Christian Academy advances to final

Nov 12, 2012

Harvest Christian Academy coasted to a 25-6, 25-3 victory over Chicagoland Jewish on Tuesday night in a Class 1A sectional semifinal match.

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Girls Volleyball: Mother McAuley outlasts Sandburg in epic battle

Nov 12, 2012

Morth McAuley's Molly Geary hit a well-placed liner that dropped a couple of feet in front of the back line Tuesday to clinch a 25-21, 25-27, 25-23 win over Sandburg in a classic played before an overflow crowd in New Lenox.

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Girls Volleyball: Benet glides past West Aurora

Nov 12, 2012

Tuesday at the Class 4A sectional at Neuqua Valley, Benet could do little wrong and West Aurora could do little right. The result was a 25-10, 25-11 victory for the Redwings, who advance to Thursday’s sectional final against Lemont.

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Girls Volleyball: Stagg advances to meet Mother McAuley

Nov 12, 2012

Trailing by as many as four points fairly late in Game 2, Stagg was able to reel Lincoln-Way Central in and finish off a 25-16, 26-24 victory that launched it into Thursday’s sectional final against Mother McAuley.

Girls Volleyball: Hinsdale South holds off Oak Lawn

Nov 12, 2012

Jessica Brezwyn had 11 kills and two blocks to help lead Hinsdale South to a 25-10, 26-24 win Tuesday over Oak Lawn in a Class 4A Riverside-Brookfield Sectional semifinal.

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Girls Volleyball: Geneva bounces St. Charles East at Larkin Sectional

Nov 12, 2012

Taylor Marmitt (seven blocks, five kills) and Jess Wicinski (four blocks, six kills) lifted Geneva past St. Charles East 25-22, 25-19 Tuesday’s Class 4A Larkin Sectional semifinals.

Girls Volleyball: Meghan McDowell-led Hinsdale Central topples St Ignatius

Nov 12, 2012

Meghan McDowell led the way with eight kills, four blocks and 16 assists as Hinsdale Central knocked off St. Ignatius 25-22, 18-25, 25-21 victory Tuesday night in a Class 4A Riverside-Brookfield Sectional semifinal.

Girls Volleyball: Hinsdale South holds off Oak Lawn

Nov 12, 2012

Jessica Brezwyn had 11 kills and two blocks to help lead Hinsdale South to a 25-10, 26-24 win Tuesday over Oak Lawn in a Class 4A Riverside-Brookfield Sectional semifinal.

Girls Volleyball: Lemont rallies past Plainfield North; Benet awaits

Nov 12, 2012

Keily Rendak had 11 kills, Kelly Ferguson had six kills, three blocks and three aces, and Megan Litoborski dished out 20 assists as Lemont (26-12) rallied from a first-set drubbing to defeat Plainfield North 15-25, 25-19, 25-21 Class 4A Neuqua Valley Sectional semifinal.

Girls Volleyball: Joliet Catholic sets up sectional final showdown against St Francis

Nov 12, 2012

Gutting its way through a sluggish effort, Joliet Catholic pulled out a 25-16, 25-21 win Tuesday night over Nazareth in a Class 3A Glenbard South Sectional semifinal.

Girls Volleyball: Illiana Christian dominates frontcourt in win over Bremen

Nov 12, 2012

Kylie Van Roekel (nine kills, four blocks), Tina Massey (eight kills) and Hannah Wegner (14 assists) powered Illiana Christian past Bremen 25-17, 251-6 in the 3A Rich East Sectional semifinals.

Girls Volleyball: Almost perfect Richmond Burton rolls past Kaneland

Nov 12, 2012

Penn State recruit Ali Frantti had nine kills in Game 1 setting the tone for Richmond-Burton’s 25-7, 25-18 semifinal win over Kaneland in the Marian Central Sectional on Tuesday.

Girls Volleyball: Shepard getting the system down

Nov 12, 2012

Shepard reigned alone this season after beating Evergreen Park (Oct. 18) to finish 12-1. Overall, the Astros' program finished 72-20-1.

Girls Volleyball: Providence’s team effort sets the tone

Nov 12, 2012

Solid team effort helps Providence to a 25-win season while Morris’ senior class helps program build on back-to-back 20 win seasons.

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Q-and-A with Lincoln-Way West’s Sarah Wegrzyn

Nov 12, 2012

Sarah Wegrzyn, a senior outside hitter, is a captain and four-year varsity player. She will attend Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pa.

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Girls Volleball: Q-and-A with Chicago Christian’s Emily Lindemulder

Nov 12, 2012

Emily Lindemulder, 17, of Homer Glen, is in her fourth season on the Knights varsity. She will attend and play volleyball at Quincy University.

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Girls Volleyball: Harvest Christian favored in Class 1A

Nov 12, 2012

With the state finals in its sights, Harvest Christian hosts its own Class 1A sectional as the strong favorite to make it to the supersectional round.

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Girls Volleyball: Joliet Catholic focused on next step to another state title

Nov 12, 2012

Three-time state champion Joliet Catholic (31-6) opens Monday’s 3A Glenbard South Sectional with a semifinal match against Nazareth.

Girls Volleyball: Mother McAuley-Sandburg Part II in sectional semi

Nov 12, 2012

Mother McAuley (32-4) takes on Sandburg (29-8) and Lincoln-Way Central (29-8) faces Stagg (31-6) in Tuesday’s Lincoln-Way Central Sectional semifinals.

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Girls Volleyball: Benet overcomes slow start, cruises to regional title

Nov 12, 2012

Cara Mattaliano had 10 kills, Brittany Pavich added six kills and a block and Hannah Kaminsky added 25 assists and two aces as No. 1-ranked Benet rallied from a 12-5 deficit in Game 1 of its Class 4A regional final Thursday to defeat host Naperville Central 25-18, 25-20.

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Girls Volleyball: West Aurora tops Waubonsie Valley for regional title

Nov 12, 2012

West Aurora dominated down the stretch twice to top Waubonsie Valley 25-18, 25-17 Thursday to win capture the Waubonsie Valley Regional title.

Girls Volleyball: Lemont outlasts Lockport to win regional

Nov 12, 2012

Kiley Rendak had nine kills, and Megan Litoborski added 25 assists and eight digs to help lead Lemont to a 13-25, 25-21, 25-19 Class 4A regional final victory over Lockport Thursday at Romeoville.

Girls Volleyball: Hinsdale Central knocks off Young for regional crown

Nov 12, 2012

Sixth-seeded Hinsdale Central knocked off Young in the final two sets to claim its fourth consecutive regional title.

Girls Volleyball: Nazareth wins second consecutive regional title

Nov 12, 2012

Nazareth took control of the Class 3A Immaculate Conception Regional final early, defeating the host Knights 25-13, 25-18 Thursday night.


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