By Pat Brozynski

There's plenty of talent to go around in 2011

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Selecting the top 50 volleyball players in the Chicago area is no easy matter. There are many candidates worthy of pre-season recognition. While this list is by no means complete, it is a glance at some of the other top of volleyball players in the area just outside the top 50.

Jackie Aird, 5-3, Sr., DS, Mother McAuley
Katie Allen, 6-3, Sr., MH, Lincoln-Way East
Najoua Alliouala, 5-10, Sr., OH, Romeoville
Sharon Anderson, 5-8, Jr., S, Hinsdale South
Ryann Arundel, 5-8, Sr., S, Mother McAuley
Rachel Baader, 5-9, Jr., OH, Stevenson
Payton Bayless, 5-6, Sr., S, West Chicago
Tara Blake, 5-9, Jr., OH, Marian Central
Caitlin Brauneis, 5-10, Jr., S, Prairie Ridge
Brittany Busscher, 5-10, Sr., OH, Mundelein
Maureen Carls, 5-11, Sr., OH, Andrew
Grace Churney, 5-10, Sr., OH, St. Francis
Sammy Condon, 6-1, Jr., MB, Naperville Central
Lucy Crofton, 6-0, Jr., MB, Hinsdale Central
Rachel Dalton, 6-1, Jr., MH, Marist
Amanda Dee, 5-7, Sr., K, Barrington
Becky DeRuiter. 6-1, Sr., MH. Chicago Christian
DeeDee Dowd, 5-10, Sr., OH, Lincoln-Way Central
Katie Dudzinski, 6-1, Sr., OH, Kaneland
Annie Ferlman, 5-8, Sr., L/DS, Benet
Abby Fesl, 5-10, Jr., S, Hersey
Brianna Flagg, 5-9, Jr., OH, Rosary
Mary Grassano, 5-5, Sr., L, St. Ignatius
Celaine Haan, 5-6, Sr., L, Chicago Christian
Kelsey Haas, 5-11, Sr., OH, Hersey
Madeline, Haggerty, 6-1, So., OH, Benet
McKenzie Humm, 5-10, Jr., S, Prairie Ridge
Emma Hussey, 6-1, Sr., OH, Marian Central
Melanie Jereb, 6-1, Sr., OH, Cary-Grove
Kim Juriga, 6-1, Sr., OH, St. Charles North
Maggie Kamp, 6-1, Sr., OH, Chicago Christian
Taylor Kasal, 6-1, Sr., OH, Downers Grove North
Rachel Kent, 5-10, Jr., OH, Hinsdale South
Kara Kentner, 5-9, Sr., OH, Sandburg
Abby Konovodoff, 6-0, Sr., S. Rosary
Nichole Lambert, 6-1, Sr., MH, St. Charles East
Payton Lang, 6-0, Jr., OH, Barrington
Madison Lenzini, 5-11, Sr., OH, Whitney Young
Lauren Leverenz, 6-0, So. MB, Crystal Lake Central
Emily Lindemulder, 5-11, Jr., MH, Chicago Christian
Megan Litoborski, 5-8, Jr., S, Lemont
Sydney McPhillips, 5-8, Jr., OH, Mother McAuley
Emily Milligan, 5-5, So., L, Nazareth
Maisey Mulvey, 5-7, Sr., L, St. Charles East
Melissa Nava, 5-11, Sr., MH, Hinsdale South
Kaitlynn Novak, 5-11, Sr., OH, Neuqua Valley
Leighanne Novak, 5-11, Sr., OH, Neuqua Valley
Nora Palermo, 5-7, Jr., OH, West Chicago
Kristen Pedersen, 6-1, Sr., MB, Hersey
Amanda Perry, 5-10, Jr., OH, Glenbard West
Gabby Pethokoukis, 6-3, Sr., MB, Benet
Kate Phalen, 5-8, Sr., OH, Wheaton Warrenville South
Taylor Pippen, 6-0, Sr., OH, Carmel
Kathryn Polkoff, 6-2, Sr., MH, New Trier
Lauren Pusinelli, 5-10, Sr., OH, Glenbard East
Kellyanne Remy, 5-9, Sr., MH, Immaculate Conception
Kerry Risley, 6-0, Sr., MH, Libertyville
Lauren Robertson, 5-8, Sr., OH, Joliet Catholic
Lizzy Scanlon, 5-10, Sr., OH, Mother McAuley
Sam Schrenker, 6-1, Sr., MH, York
Morgan Semmelhack, 6-0, Sr., MH, York
Heidi Sierks, 5-9, Sr., S, Lake Forest
Jordan Smits, 5-7, Sr., OH, Timothy Christian
Courtney Somerville, 6-0, Sr., MH, St. Ignatius
Jill Stoltzenburg, 6-0, Sr., MB, St. Charles North
Lisa Studnicka, 5-11, Sr., OH, Waubonsie Valley
Megan Tallman, 5-10, Jr., S. Wauconda
Julia Thompson, 5-10, Jr., OH, Barrington
Jane Trazka, 5-10, Jr., OH, Glenbard South
Taryn Trubich, 5-9, Sr., OH, Plainfield Central
Katie Urchell, 5-8, Sr., OH, Providence
Carly Warner, 5-8, Sr., S, St. Francis
Kristen Webb, 5-6, Jr., L, Libertyville
Carly Wesoloski, 5-7, Jr., L, Naperville Central
Taylor Zant, 6-0, Jr., RS, Liberyville

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Need something to do Saturday? You can check out Hinsdale South and Batavia among other teams at the Plainfield North tournament, while York, Hinsdale Central, Neuqua Valley, Lemont and the hosts are among the eight teams at the Benet invitational.

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6 Comments

Phil
Some interesting choices here. A couplke glaring omissions
Lauren Carlini West Aurora, US Junior Olympic team
Amelia Wegman Rosary 2 time all Conference
Ashley Wilk ACC 2 time all conference
Daivia Wise St. Frances

Alot of Spry girls mentioned here. You obviously didn't look at the committed list on Spry's web site. Understanding your list isn't complete there are some quality players alittle further out in the burbs you might want to look at.

How about Taylor McKeown at Neuqua Valley? Her stats are better than most on your list including others at Neuqua???

PEOPLE, read what the man wrote and chill out! It is an OPINION piece!! If your daughter is not on the list, or one of your club's/team's best players is omitted, not to worry!! Have fun and let's just watch these talented girls play this year!!!

Why is it that Camille Evans, St Ignatius, Jr, Outside Hitter is never included in these lists? Are you even aware of her? She was a 2010 AAU All-American, played on the 2010 USA Continental Team and committed to UCONN this summer before even playing in her Jr year! Hardly anyone on the top 50 or others list has her stats...

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