Prep Volleyball National Senior Player of the Year Candidate.
McKayla Wuensch, 5-9 S, Marian Central Catholic (Woodstock, Illinois) — Wuensch led Marian Central Catholic to a state runner-up finish one year after helping the Hurricanes win it all. The Nevada signee recorded 877 assists, 207 digs, 109 kills, 60 blocks and 34 aces in 2016. She established a school record with 2,346 assists in three seasons. She was a First Team All-State honoree and earned ESCC all-conference and Jacobs Invitational All-Tournament honors.
To be considered for this honor, a senior had to make a “massive” impact on her high school team and the state. “Massive” is a subjective term, but at a minimum required that she have statistics that were the best on her team at her position and that she typically be one of the top 2-3 players in her state regardless of class.
35th N-G All-State Volleyball Teams
Morgan O’Brien Libertyville Sr. 5-6 L Illinois commit and repeat first-teamer had 637 digs to set school career record.
McKayla Wuensch Marian Central Catholic Sr. 5-10 S Nevada-bound setter led team to Class 3A title with 877 assists, 207 digs, 109 kills.
Ally Dion Huntley Sr. 5-9 OH SEMO recruit led the Red Raiders with 414 kills, 384 digs and 132 aces.
Mikayla Robinson Elgin Harvest Christian Acad. Sr. 6-1 OH Likely in middle at South Carolina but still had 415 kills, 93 blocks this season.
Lauren Hanlon Marian Central Catholic Sr. 6-1 OPP
Taylor Jakubowski Huntley Fr. 5-6 S
McKenna Lahr Lakes Sr. 5-11 OH
Sydney Nemtuda Marian Central Catholic Sr. 5-11 OH
Emma Patlovich Lake Forest Sr. 5-11 S
Meghan Schwallie Marian Central Catholic Sr. 5-8 L
Timber Terrell Wheeling Sr. 5-11 OH/MB
Ashley Williams Lake Forest Sr. 6-1 OPP
Alexandra Cuc Stevenson Jr. 5-9 S
Amanda Cassidy Elgin Harvest Christian Acad. Jr. 5-8 OH
Sydney Christiansen Palatine Sr. 5-11 S
Rachel Noonan Marian Central Catholic Sr. 6-0 MB
Jordan Proszenyak Crystal Lake South Sr. 5-11 MB
Sophie Sorenson Stevenson So. 5-8 OH
NORTHWEST HERALD PLAYER OF THE YEAR - ALLY DION, HUNTLEY, SR., OH
NORTHWEST HERALD ALL-AREA TEAM
First Team: Ally Dion, Huntley, sr., OH • Lauren Hanlon, Marian Central, sr., RS • Taylor Jakubowski, Huntley, fr., S • Kendall Lownds, Crystal Lake Central, jr., L • Sydney Nemtuda, Marian Central, sr., OH • McKayla Wuensch, Marian Central, sr., S.
Second Team: Megan Kelly, Crystal Lake Central, jr., S/RS • Meghan Schwallie, Marian Central, sr., L • Amber Olson, Cary-Grove, jr., S • Jordan Proszenyak, Crystal Lake South, sr., OH
Honorable Mention: Aleah Amelio, Huntley, jr., RS - Madde Blake, Crystal Lake Central, fr., OH • Madison Dahl, Crystal Lake South, sr., DS • Julia Johnson, Huntley, so., OH • Emily Kelly, Crystal Lake Central, jr., OH • Paige Manssen, McHenry, jr., S •Rachel Noonan, Marian Central, sr., MB • Genesis Sheridan, Prairie Ridge, jr., MB •Georgia Wicker, Woodstock, sr., L • Sarah Zayas, Huntley, so., L
COURIER-NEWS ALL AREA
Amanda Cassidy, Harvest Christian, Jr, OH • Ally Dion, Huntley, senior, OH • Taylor Jakubowski, Huntley, Fr, S • Mikayla Robinson, Harvest Christian, Sr, OH
Honorable Mention: Gia Joyce, Elgin Academy, Sr, MB - Sarah Zayas, Huntley, So, L
Morgan Anderberg-Grayslake Central-Sr. - OH • Katie Billetdeaux Lakes-Jr.-MH
Alex Cuc-Stevenson-Jr.-S • Hannah Johnson-Grant-Sr.-MH
Kate Kiser-Grant-Sr.-S • McKenna Lahr-Lakes- Sr. -OH
Morgan O’Brien-Libertyville-Sr.-L • Sophie Sorenson- Stevenson-So.-OH
Honorable Mention: Cassidy Beshel (Grayslake Central So. MH), Gabby Fugle (Wauconda Sr. OH), Hope Havenhill (Stevenson Jr. RS), Abby Marassa (Grayslake Central So. L), Samantha Sasin (Wauconda Jr. MH)
Lauren Hanlon - Marian - SR. - OPP • Sydney Nemtuda - Marian - Sr. - OH
Rachel Noonan - Marian - SR. - MB • McKayla Wuensch - SR. - S
EAST SUBURBAN CATHOLIC - COACH OF THE YEAR
Sydney Christiansen - Palatine • Kati Kaburov - Hersey • Gabrielle Morris - Barrington Cecilia Stack - Barrington • Timber Terrell - Wheeling • Peyton Tilly - Barrington
Honorable Mention: Andi Capel(Barrington), Micaela Encarnacion (Schaumburg), Jordyn Harberts (Schumburg), Kanella Kalyviaris (Buffalo Grove), Katie Kerrigan (St. Viator), Bailey Madrzyk (Barrington), Kamila Staniszewski (Wheeling)
Kendall Lownds - CLC - Jr. - L (9/15) • Sydney Nemtuda - Marian - Sr. - OH (9/5)
Ally Dion - Huntley - Sr. - OH (8/29) • McKayla Wuensch - Marian - Sr. - S (10/10)
Taylor Jakubowski - Huntley - Fr. - S (10/24) • Lauren Hanlon - Marian - Sr. - RS ( 11/7)