Posted On: 09/13/21 1:06 PM

Being halfway through September, teams are starting to assert themselves as the ones to chase, as well as ones who might turn heads and be the ones to surprise a few teams.  The Chicago area is always strong, but don’t sleep on the athletes out of Central and Southern Illinois.  With strong offseason clubs for athletes to train under, there is added depth across the state.  These athletes listed below are a few of MANY who are having a strong start to the season and will be looking to continue their momentum throughout the season. 

*Stats obtained from Max Preps on 9/13/2021

Champaign Central 

Champaign Central is off to a strong start with a trio of athletes who have at least 50 kills so far this season.  Sydnie Williams 63 kills and 71 digs, she was actually a top performer at the Prep Dig Gauntlet where she showed her athleticism and all around play for Illini Elite 17 White.  Central also has Meg Rossow and Brianna Beckler.  Rossow has 50 kills and 16 blocks on the season and is hitting a solid .379, where Brianna Beckler is

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