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.  

 

Wisconsin

Lauren Barnes – Benet Academy

Dana Rettke – Riverside-Brookfield

Grace Loberg – Geneva

Molly Haggerty – St. Francis

 

Bowling Green 

Katie Kidwell – Watseka

 

Rider

Morgan Koch – Bloomington Catholic Central

BYU 

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

 

Morehead State

Lauren Rokey – Eureka

 

Creighton 

Ally Van Eekeren – Benet Academy 

 

Penn State

Molly Russell – Naperville North 

 

Rice

Jaime Samojedny – Metea Valley 

Elizabeth Labue – Wheaton North 

 

Samford 

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

 

Texas 

Morgan O’Brien – Libertyville

 

UNLV

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

 

Army 

Maggie Petersen – Metea Valley 

Emily Barnhorst – Wheaton North 

Piper Drazek – Geneva

 

High Point 

Lucy Dumford – Downers Grove South 

 

UCF 

Amber Olson – Cary-Grove

 

Purdue 

Grace Cleveland – Normal Community

 

Dayton 

Ali Papesh – Minooka

 

Louisville 

Jamie Vasilou – Normal Community

 

Pittsburgh 

Cat Flood – New Trier

 

Long Island University 

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

 

Lipscomb 

Ashley Maher – Mother McAuley 

 

Georgia Tech 

Dominique Washington – St. Edward Central Catholic

Mikaila Dowd – Metea Valley 

 

Minnesota 

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

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