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Take a look at who made the Pantagraph All-Area Volleyball Team

Take a look at who made the Pantagraph All-Area Volleyball Team


University High's Alayna Crabtree hits a shot past Joliet Catholic defenders Emily Surin (8) and Ryan Hinshaw during their Class 3A state semifinal on Nov. 15 at Redbird Arena. 


Isabel Schaefbauer, 5-9, Sr., S/OH, University High

All-Central State 8 pick & Winthrop recruit averaged 6.3 assists and 2.3 kills.

Alayna Crabtree, 6-2, Sr., OH, University High

Boston College recruit led 33-8 3A 4th-placers with 4.1 kills on .426 hitting. 

Corinna Jones, 5-9, Sr., S/OH, Bloomington

Virginia Commonwealth recruit notched a school record 2,626 career assists. 

Madi Funk, 6-0, Sr., OH, El Paso-Gridley

Illinois-Springfield recruit was a unanimous all-HOIC pick after tying for area kill lead at 4.7.

Averie Hernandez, 6-2, So., OH, Normal West

Division I prospect and repeat unanimous all-Big 12 pick averaged 4.6 kills for 21-15 Wildcats. 

Jessica Freehill, 5-9, Jr., OH, GCMS

Unanimous first-team all-HOIC star shared area lead in kills at 4.7 for 19-14 team.

Alivia Larson, 5-11, Sr., RS, Tri-Valley

Lees-McRae College recruit averaged 2.7 kills for 35-3 Sweet 16 team.

Kendall Burk, 6-0, Jr., S, University High

Eastern Michigan recruit averaged 5.8 assists for Central State Eight champs.

Jayden Standish, 5-9, Sr., OH, Lexington

ISU softball recruit & unanimous all-HOIC pick averaged 3.4 kills & 3.7 digs for 21-16-1 team.

Grace Beekman, 5-10, Jr., S/OH, Hartsburg-Emden

Division I prospect averaged 3.8 kills for 21-15 team.

Kate Kraft, 5-9, So., OH, Normal Community

Unanimous all-Big 12 Conference selection averaged 3.3 kills and 3.0 digs for 22-15 league champions.

Lauren Strange, 5-10, Jr., OH/MH, Bloomington

All-Big 12 pick averaged 4.6 kills and 2.5 digs. 


Lily Barry, University High, 5-6, Fr., OH, Division I prospect averaged 3.0 kills and 2.2 digs.

Kaitlin Dean, Olympia, 5-10, Jr., OH, National tourney MVP last summer averaged 4.1 kills.

Regan Danko, Tri-Valley, 5-4, Sr., libero, Heartland recruit averaged 5.1 digs for HOIC champions.

Maycie Welborn, University High, 6-3, Jr., MH, Division I prospect averaged 2.0 kills and 1.0 blocks. 

Lilyen McCarthy, Deer Creek-Mackinaw, 6-0, Jr., MH, Unanimous all-HOIC pick averaged 3.0 kills.

Ashlyn Mool, El Paso-Gridley, 5-11, Sr., OH, Repeat all-HOIC star averaged 3.9 kills for 29-6 team. 

Gracie Schultz, Fieldcrest, 6-2, Jr., MB, All-HOIC selection averaged 3.4 kills for 21-11 Knights.

Logan Murray, University High, 5-7, Sr., Libero, First-team all-league ace averaged 3.8 digs.

Sami Allen, El Paso-Gridley, 5-2, Jr., DS, Second in area with 6.2 digs for 29-9 regional champs.

Kayla VanWeelden, Flanagan-Cornell, 5-11, Sr., MH, All-HOIC star averaged 4.0 kills for 22-12-1 team. 

Izzy McCormick, Normal Community, 5-7, So., DS, Unanimous all-Big 12 selection averaged 4.6 digs.

Fia Parker, Bloomington, 5-3, Sr., Lib, Collected a school record 1,089 career digs.


Blue Ridge: Jenna Mozingo, Nadia Beadle; Central Catholic: Abby Cox; Deer Creek-Mackinaw: Hope McGinnes; El Paso-Gridley: Addison Benedict; Eureka: Darby Leman; Flanagan-Cornell: Regan Reed; GCMS: Mady Schutte; Hartsburg-Emden: Emily Craig, Avah Classen; LeRoy: Morgan Shreves; Lexington: Tia Hardt; Mount Pulaski: Alexis Wade: Normal Community: Sophie Feeney, Madison Feeney, Sydney Chong; Normal West: Aniya Monla, Kayanna Jones; Olympia: Kaelyn Leverson; Ridgeview: Kelly Jones; Roanoke-Benson: Kamryn Kearfott, Maddie Monge; Tri-Valley: Kendall Peck, Landry Warfel; Woodland: Kaitlyn Walter.


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