By Pat Brozynski

Warren, Farm and 46 more players to watch

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Former Joliet Catholic standout and Sun-Times all-area selection Alyssa Warren (pictured right) was named the "Best Passer" of the Women's International Junior Division at the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships July 26-30 at the Chula Vista Resort in the Wisconsin Dells.

Warren was named to the Women's Junior A2 team after tryouts held in Indianapolis in April, one of 41 such tryouts held throughout the country. Warren's A2 team competed in an international style tournament at the Dells that featured 87 teams from the United States, Chile, Puerto Rico and Peru.

In the finals of the 18-team Women's International Junior Division, Warren's A2 team lost to the 2010 USA Girls Youth National Team, 25-20, 25-19, 25-27, 20-25, 15-9. Her performance should earn Warren an invitation to the National Team tryouts in Colorado Springs next spring.

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Benet senior Alyson Farm has verbally committed to play Division I volleyball for George Mason University in Virginia next fall. Farm is a 5-foot-11 outside hitter who plays club volleyball for Sports Performance.

"Alyson is an extremely competitive player who will bring a strong work ethic to the George Mason program," Benet coach Brad Baker said. "She has improved tremendously as a player, and through her hard work, has become a six rotation outside hitter."

Farm is a member of the National Honor Society and scored a 32 on her ACT. She led Benet in hitting percentage last year and played on the Sports Performance 17-1 team that was ranked No. 16 in the nation by Prepvolleyball.com.

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And now, here are the next 46 candidates for the Sun-Times' list of the top 50 area players:

Darylan Hopper, 5-8, Jr., OH, Minooka
Taylor Humm, 5-10, Sr., OH, Prairie Ridge
Sarah Hunt, 6-3, Sr., MH, Prospect
Emma Hussey, 6-0, Jr., OH, Marian Central
Jordan Huston, 5-10, Sr., OH, Joliet Catholic
Emily Iverson, 5-8 Sr., S, York
Jenna Jendryk, 6-0, Jr., S, Benet
Jill Johnson, 5-10, Sr., S, Sycamore
Joy Johnson, 5-11, Jr., OH, Barrington
Tyler Jones, 5-11, Sr., OH, Jones College Prep
Erin Juley, 5-11, Sr., S, Lyons
Kim Juriga, 6-1, Jr., OH, St. Charles North
Madison Kamp, 6-2, Sr., S, Chicago Christian
Stacey Kamp, 5-11, Jr., OH, Chicago Christian
Taylor Kasal, 5-11, Jr., OH, Downers Grove North
Courtney Keefe, 5-11, Sr., OH, Lemont
Rachel Kent, 5-10, So., OH, Hinsdale South
Kaitlyn King, 5-9, Sr., S, Benet
Amanda Kijewski, 5-9, Sr., OH, Sandburg
Shealyn Kolosky, 6-2, Sr., MH, Wheaton Warrenville South
Katie Krasowski, 6-1, Sr., MH, Marist
Danielle Kuhn, 5-11, Sr., OH, Naperville Central
Nicole Lambert, 6-1, Jr., MH, St. Charles East
Kelly Lamberti, 6-0, Sr., OH, Cary-Grove
Madison Lang, 6-1, Sr., S, Barrington
Emily Leazer, 5-11, Sr., OH, St. Viator
Lauren Lee, 5-8, Sr., DS, Payton
Tori Lanzillotti, 5-10, Jr., OH, Lake Forest
Gina Madonia, 5-6, Sr., DS, St. Francis
Jessi Mainczyk, 5-8, Sr., OH, Queen of Peace
Nevena Markovic, 6-4, Sr., MH, Glenbard South
Kendall Martin, 5-10, Sr., OH, Elgin
Evyn McCoy, 6-1, Sr., MH, Sycamore
Molly McCoy, 6-0, Sr., OH, Wheaton Academy
Katie McDonald, 6-1, Sr., MH, Providence
Maddie McElroy, 5-10, Sr., OH, Mother McAuley
Megan Miller, 5-4, Sr. DS, York
Katarina Milojevic, 6-0, Sr., MH, Hinsdale Central
Nora Mitros, 6-1, Jr., OH, Providence
Maisey Mulvey, 5-7, Jr., L, St. Charles East
Molly Murphy, 5-4, Sr., DS, Marist
Jamie Netisingha, 5-4, Sr., L, Hinsdale Central
Caroline Niedospial, 5-8, Sr., L, Marist
Mary Nilles, 5-11, Jr., OH, Batavia
Meghan Niski, 5-10, Jr., OH, St. Charles East
Kelsey Nobilio, 5-6, Sr., L, Johnsburg

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