During the North Suburban Conference season, Libertyville and Stevenson ruled the roost in girls volleyball.
So, it came as no surprise when those two teams combined to have nine players named to the North Suburban All-Conference Girls Volleyball Team.
Libertyville, which won the NSC championship, and also won regional, sectional and Round of 8 supersectionals en route to a fourth-place finish in the state tournament led with five girls honored.
Stevenson, which actually had the area’s best record during the season, had four girls honored.
Lakes was the North Suburban Prairie champ and three Eagles — Emily Aigner, Sarah Horner and Alex Silvola — were honored.
Lakes now has won the NSC Prairie Division (smaller schools) title in back-to-back seasons, but lost each year to the Lake Division champ in the league’s Championship Game.
Antioch sophomore setter Marissa Grant made the all-conference team, meaning that a member of the Grant family — two older sisters also were volleyball stars at Antioch — has made all-conference each year for at least five years in a row.
ALL-NSC GIRLS VOLLEYBALL TEAM
NSC Prairie Teams
Antioch (2) — Sam Falco (junior hitter) & Marissa Grant (sophomore setter)
Grant (2) — Brooke Buckley (senior hitter) & Taylor Rossi (senior setter)
Vernon Hills (2) — Jenn Claussen (senior hitter) & Shannon Nugent (senior hitter)
Wauconda (2) — Susan Karhoff(junior hitter/setter) & Megan Tallman (senior hitter/setter)
Lakes (3) — Emily Aigner (senior hitter), Sarah Horner (senior hitter) & Alex Silvola (senior hitter)
NSC Lake Teams
Lake Forest (1) — Gabby Perino (senior defensive specialist)
Lake Zurich (3) — Mallory Parsons (junior hitter), Layne Self (senior hitter) & Kristen Walding (junior setter)
Libertyville (5) — Rhiannon Prentiss (junior hitter), Julia Smagacz (senior hitter), Kristen Web (senior defensive specialist), Taylor Zant (senior hitter) & CindY Zhou (senior setter)
Mundelein (2) — Ashley Dolin (senior hitter) & Madi Wilcox (junior setter)
Stevenson (4) — Khaila Donaldson (junior hitter), Anne Geocaris (senior setter/hitter), Liza Pflugradt (senior hitter) & Jenna Radtke (senior hitter)
Warren (2) — Paige Jespersen (senior hitter) & Rachel Ziegler (junior setter/hitter)
Zion-Benton (1) — Megan Crane (senior hitter)
NSC Prairie — Elena Kelsh (Antioch), Mallory Gizowski (Grant), Shannon Grant (Lakes), Raphyna Fomai (North Chicago), Domonique Gonzales (Round Lake), Izzy Rodriguez (Round Lake), Ashley Anderson (Wauconda).
NSC Lake — Sydney Glover (Lake Zurich), Alex Basler (Libertyville), Courtney Perreault (Mundelein), Alexa Bykowski (Stevenson), Jamie Dickinson (Warren), Kendall Farmer (Warren), Addie Powles (Zion-Benton).