Posted On: 05/12/20 12:48 PM

2019 was a mixture of highs and lows at the state level for the 3A Division. Sterling High School was dominant over its competition and was the strongest team in the field. Injuries slowed down both Nazareth and Joliet Catholic which hindered them from beating Sterling once in the Final Four. Unofficial host and home court advantaged UHIGH (Normal University High School) was competitive, but only to a degree. Not enough talent to compete against the rest of the field. What does 2020 bring? Let’s have a quick look. Spoiler Alert: As baseball’s Yogi Berra once said, "It’s Deja vu all over again."

FOUR PREDICTED FINALIST FOR 2020

Joliet Catholic: Arguably their best hitter was on the bench due to a late-season injury and they were still the second-best team in 3A. Expect that to be no different come 2020. Look for another strong challenge in De La Salle.

Nazareth: Also hampered by injuries, they powered through opponents and held a defensive edge against most opponents. Their strategy was simple; first ball out on serve receive and a solid defense along with no hitting mistakes in transition for point. They are a mirror image of JCA, but better. Two teams

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