Posted On: 04/13/21 11:34 AM

Illinois has provided the volleyball world with plenty of high-level athletes – All Americans and even Olympians.  The next group of athletes are ready to make their mark as Illinois will have former prep players representing 26 of the 48 teams competing in the NCAA Tournament in Omaha which starts Wednesday, April 14.  Spread the word of these top athletes, find a team to follow along the way, and take advantage of all matches being streamed and broadcasted on ESPN.  Volleyball will take center stage over the next ten days and these Illinois will be sure to make headlines.  



Lauren Barnes – Benet Academy

Dana Rettke – Riverside-Brookfield

Grace Loberg – Geneva

Molly Haggerty – St. Francis


Bowling Green 

Katie Kidwell – Watseka



Morgan Koch – Bloomington Catholic Central


Leilani Dodson Leilani Dodson 6'1" | MB Nazareth Academy | 2020 State IL – Nazareth Academy 


Morehead State

Lauren Rokey – Eureka



Ally Van Eekeren – Benet Academy 


Penn State

Molly Russell – Naperville North 



Jaime Samojedny – Metea Valley 

Elizabeth Labue – Wheaton North 



Lilly Smith – West Chicago 

Emily Naubert – Christian Heritage Academy


Wright State

Camryn Hausler Camryn Hausler 6'0" | OH Crystal Lake Central | 2020 IL – Crystal Lake



Morgan O’Brien – Libertyville



Trinity Sheridan Trinity Sheridan 5'11" | RS Prairie Ridge | 2020 State IL – Prairie Ridge


Illinois State

Jessica D’Ambrose – Addison Trail 

Kaylee Martin – Sterling

Sarah Jacobsen – Orion

Alyssa Kronberg – Palatine

Sarah Kushner – Naperville North 


Western Kentucky 

Ashley Hood – Morris 

Notre Dame

Sammi Lockwood – Notre Dame

Zoe Nunez – Keith Country Day

Nancy Kane – Mother McAuley

Charley Niego – Mother McAuley

Hattie Monson Hattie Monson 5'4" | DS/L Benet Academy | 2020 State IL – Benet Academy



Maggie Petersen – Metea Valley 

Emily Barnhorst – Wheaton North 

Piper Drazek – Geneva


High Point 

Lucy Dumford – Downers Grove South 



Amber Olson – Cary-Grove



Grace Cleveland – Normal Community



Ali Papesh – Minooka



Jamie Vasilou – Normal Community



Cat Flood – New Trier


Long Island University 

Ella Ruder Ella Ruder 5'9" | DS/L Belvidere North | 2020 IL – Belvidere North 



Ashley Maher – Mother McAuley 


Georgia Tech 

Dominique Washington – St. Edward Central Catholic

Mikaila Dowd – Metea Valley 



Taylor Landfair Taylor Landfair 6'5" | OH Plainfield Central | 2020 State IL – Plainfield Central

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