Sky High Players and Alumni in the news
Illinois H.S. AllStar Players!
Alumni Alexis Hartman (UW-Stevens Point) was named to the DIII All Region Team and was also a DIII AVCA All-American Honorable Mention award winner. She has had a great career at UWSP so far and has broken many school records in just 2 years.
Alumni Ashley Rosch (Illinois State) MVC Freshman of the Year, All-Conference First-Team & All-Freshman Team! Congrats on a great season!
Alumni Erinn Hellweg was named 2012 DIII All-American!
She was named All-Conference, All-Region, All-Region Tournament team, and was named to two All-Tournament teams (Harper invite & Kishwaukee tournament at Rock Valley).
Erinn’s stats: Erinn Hellweg played in 127 sets; and had 382 kills (3.01 kills/set); 414 of 456 serves (0.91%); 52 aces (0.41 aces/set); 357 digs (2.81 digs/set); 53.5 blocks, (0.42 blocks/set); 52 aces (0.41 aces/set); 22 assists (0.17 assists/set);
Harper College finished 36-15, 1st place (tie) in toughest conference in the nation (N4C), 2nd place (lost in finals to Rock Valley who won national championship) in Region IV, and 5th in nation!
Alumni Melanie Jereb -All Conference Freshman Team, All Conference Team and All Tournament Team!! Creighton Volleyball First place in the conference, win the conference tournament - on to NCAA tournament next weekend!! Congrats Melanie and the Creighton Blue Jays
Alumni Kelly Lamberti Named MAC Player of the Year!
Jacobs’ Alyssa Ehrhardt is C-N Player of the Year!
Northwest Herald All-Area Team Announced! Congrats!
1st Team - Alyssa Ehrhardt, Mackenzi Humm, Tara Blake and Megan Davis
2nd Team - Meredith Patterson, Carly Nolan, Nicole Slimko and Caitlin Brocker
Honorable Mention - Jess Bartczyszyn, Alex Larsen, Mallory Wilczynski, Natalie Ricca, Avalon Nero, Maris Smith and Ashly Schmitt
Sun-Times - All Area Teams Selected
1st Team - Cindy Zhou-Libertyville
2nd Team - Abby Fesl-Hersey, Taylor Fricano-Palatine, Kristen Webb-Libertyville
3rd Team - Alyssa Ehrhardt-Jacobs, Mackenzi Humm-Prairie Ridge, Layne Self-Lake Zurich
All-FVC Fox Team Announced!
Congrats to Natalie Ricca, Megan Davis, Ashly Schmitt, Avalon Nero, Mackenzi Humm, Alyssa Ehrhardt, Alex Dahlstrom & Jess Bartczyszyn
Northwest All-Area Team Announced! Congrats!
Abby Fesl-Hersey (Honorary Co-Captian), Taylor Fricano-Palatine, Lane Hindenburg-Fremd, Kiana Lewis-Schaumburg, Anna Mullen-Muhr-Hersey, Alaina Murphy-Buffalo Grove, Taylor Schill (Honorary Co-Captian), Lauren Shectman-Barrington,Julia Thompson-Barrington, Molly Ziegler-St. Viator
Emily Casaletto-Barrington, Marissa Christy-Schaumburg, Laura Desautels-Schaumburg, Rachel Freeman-Christian Liberty, Liz Fuerst-Hersey, Christine Juhas-Elk Grove, Katie Krebs-Hersey, Sara Lopez-St. Viator, Megan Mueller-St. Viator, Courtney Stedman-Hersey, Claire Waliczek-Barrington, Emily Wary-Elk Grove
Fox Valley All-Area Team Announced. Congrats Ladies!
Jess Bartczyszyn-Cary Grove, Alyssa Ehrhardt-Jacobs, Alex Larsen-Cary Grove, Nicole Slimko-Crystal Lake South, Maris Smith-Jacobs
Honorable Mention: Mallory Wilczynski-Cary Grove, Avalon Nero-Crystal Lake South, Carly Nolan-Crystal Lake South, Brigitte Keslinke-Elgin Academy, Kassie Kasper- Jacobs, Taylor Lauder-Jacobs
Captain Honor Roll - Alyssa Ehrhardt - Jacobs
Lake County All-Area Team Announced! Congrats Ladies!
Emily Aigner-Lakes, Alyssa Armada-Carmel Catholic, Caitlin Barry-Carmel Catholic, Alexandria Dahlstrom-Grayslake Central, Sarah Horner-Lakes, Gracie Schofield-Carmel Catholic, Layne Self-Lake Zurich, Kristen Walding-Lake Zurich, Kristen Webb-Libertyville,Cindy Zhou-Libertyville, Rachel Ziegler-Warren
Honorable Mention: Ashley Anderson-Wauconda, Alex Basler-Libertyville, Alexa Bykowski-Stevenson, Jaime Dickinson-Warren,Ashley Dolin-Mundelein, Anne Geocaris-Stevenson, Shannon Grant-Lakes, Shauna Meagher-Carmel, Courtney Perreault-Mundelein
Congrats to Alyssa Ehrhardt - Athlete of the Week!
Alumni Ashley Rosch Named Freshman of the week
Alumni Melanie Jereb was named the Missouri Valley Conference Freshman of the Week after posting a pair of double-doubles.
Alumni Kelly Lamberti Earns MAC Weekly Honors
Alumni Ashley Rosch Named Freshman of the Week
Ohio Volleyball Sweeps Weekly MAC Awards
Alumni Kelly Lamberti Offensive Player of the week
Sky High Volleyball Player leaves a note
Congrats to Alyssa Ehrhardt for Athlete of the Week!
Alyssa Ehrhardt - Jacobs - 2 all time records, 1,000 + kills, 250 + aces! CONGRATS
Congrats To Taylor Fricano, Prepvolleyball's Senior Ace #33!
Fairly new to the game, having only two years of club experience, Fricano is just starting to understand what type of player she can be. She is 6-3 and growing, with a very athletic build and already jump touches 10-5. One of the fastest rising players on this list, Fricano has all of the physical tools to be a monster at the pins once her experience catches up to her unbelievable potential. Her blocking is first rate right now, which is why she has made a home for herself on the right side. Fricano has worked hard to become a six-rotation player, even going as far as attending several libero camps to improve her ball skills. That work ethic and level of motivation, coupled with her size and athletic prowess, make the coaching staff at Dayton, where Fricano has committed, smile thinking of the impact she will make on the Flyer program and the fear she will strike into the hearts of the Atlantic 10.
Congrats To Cindy Zhou, Prepvolleyball's Senior Ace #91!
Zhou is a very physical and offensive-minded setter with the ability to move well. Quick feet allow her to get to and set pretty much any ball on the court, creating strong scoring opportunities for her team on almost every point. At 6-1, she is a strong front-row presence, from her blocking to her quick release tip that in one coach’s opinion is unstoppable. Zhou has a deep desire to not only win, but also to get the best out of everyone. On pace to be her school’s career assists leader, Zhou will bring a significant amount of experience to the collegiate level but still possesses a great deal of room to improve. She comes from a great tradition of volleyball and athletic success, as her mom was a high-level volleyball player and her father competed in soccer, both in China. She is very strong in the classroom, boasting a 4.6 GPA on a 4.0 scale, and will a great addition academically and on the volleyball court at Michigan, where she has committed.
Congrats to Mackenzi Humm who was on the next 20 list that just missed out on making the top 100 list of Prepvolleyball's Senior Aces!
Congrats to Sky High Coach Chas Kennedy & Coach Kyle Due for their Regional win in the Bud Light Lime Sand Volleyball Tournament. They will be competing in the BLL National Sand Volleyball Tournament in Miami, Florida in September!
Kelly Lamberti & Lexi Zimmerman are traveling to Beijing China this week as part of the USA Team (Bring it On Promotions) to compete in the 2nd Annual China - USA Challenge Invitational against the Chinese Junior National Team. Follow all the action on twitter and daily blog at:
Congrats to Carly Nolan - 15 Black, for receiving Honorable Mention on the Fresh 59 list by Prepvolleyball.com!
Congrats to Coach Jimmy Sackley for receiving the AVCA Thirty Under 30 Award!
This award was created by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) in 2009 to honor up-and-coming coaching talent at all levels of the sport.
Team White - Mallory Wilczynski
Team Pink - Tara Blake, Kayla Katharzynski & Cindy Zhou
2011 AAU NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!!!!
17 Open Division
You can view the match at www.ESPN3.com
FINAL YEAR END RANKINGS
SKY HIGH 17BLACK ranked 2nd Nationally amongst all USA/AAU/JVA teams!
Sky High 17 Black won their second AAU Girls National Volleyball Championship in Orlando, Florida. After three days of competitive pool play 17 Black found themselves in a "Challenge" match in the afternoon of day three to advance to the single elimination playoffs. In the challenge round Sky High defeated Club Fusion 17 Black, 25-16, 25-20. On the final day, 17 Black defeated OVA (Orlando) 17 Asics in the quarter final, 25-19, 16-25, 15-11. In the semi final they defeated Northern Lights 171, 25-19, 25-22 and in the championship match they defeated TAV (Texas Advantage) 17 Black, 25-15, 17-25, 15-10.
This is the second consecutive National Championship awarded to this team
the 1st time a team from Sky High has accomplished this.
Abby Gilleland - MVP - All-American
Amelia Anderson - All-American • Mary Striedl - All-American
Sky High 17 Black sets sights on defending national title
Abby Gilleland and Mary Striedl honored for standout performances at Girls Showcase
Abby Gilleland and Mary Striedl propel Sky High 17 Black to 17u national title
Sky High 17 Black wins 2nd national crown in a row
Lake Forest’s Striedl earns All-American honors
16 Open Division - 16 Black - 5th Place
Alyssa Ehrhardt - All American
Alyssa Ehrhardt's Showcase blog
16 Club Division - 16 Red - 5th Place
Tara Blake - All American
17 Club Division - 17 Red - 9th Place
Congratulations to Julia Thompson and Emily Casaletto
for taking 3rd Place at this years AAU JR Olympic Beach Volleyball Championships in New Orleans and on their 1st Place finish in the 16U Division at the USA Volleyball Beach Championships which was held at North Avenue Beach in Chicago on July 23.
Julia Thompson and Emily Casaletto who took 1st at the AAU Twin Lakes Beach Tournament in Palatine qualified for the AAU Junior Olympic Beach Nationals In New Orleans!!
Sam Katchen and Micah Duzey took 3rd
16 BLACK - 2010 AAU NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
Abby Gilleland - MVP
Amy Dion - All-American • Ashley Rosch - All-American
SKY HIGH 16 BLACK takes 3RD PLACE
Congratulations to Sky High Asics Champions!
(16 OPEN Division)
at the USA Jr. Nationals in RENO, NV
Amelia Anderson and Ashley Rosch Named ALL TOURNAMENT
Navy Pier in Chicago, June 9/10
Sky High Boys 14 North took 1st Place
and Sky High Boys 14 South took 3rd place in the 14 Division
Sky High Boys 16-1 took 2nd place and
Sky High Boys 15-1 took 3rd place both in the 16 Division
In the Girls 12 Division Sky High 12 Black took 3rd place
Sky High 15 Kamholz took 5th Place in the 16 Division
Congratulations 16 Black
AAU 16 Open National Champions!!
Articles: NW Herald / You Tube
Congratulations 17 Black
JVDA17 Open 3rd Place!!
Congratulations 15 Black
AAU & JVDA 15 Open 3rd Place!!