Pool assignments released for Tiger Classic

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Tournament director Bill Schreier has released the pool assignments for the 24-team Tiger Classic, perhaps the best boys volleyball tournament of the regular season.

This year’s field features six teams from Season Pass’ preseason Top 10, including No. 1 Brother Rice and host Wheaton Warrenville South, which went 42-0 last season. Other ranked teams in the Tiger Classic include No. 2 Minooka, No. 4 Lincoln-Way East, No. 9 Barrington and No. 10 New Trier.

The field also includes Hoffman Estates Invitational champion Naperville Central and Conant Invitational runner-up Lake Park.

Perhaps the toughest pool starts Wednesday with New Trier, Minooka and St. Rita. Pool play begins at 5 p.m.

Saturday’s bracketed finals start at 8 a.m. for Bronze, noon for the Silver and 1 p.m. for the Gold.

Here are the pools:


Pool C

1. WW South, 2. Waubonsie Valley, 3. Naperville Central

Pool D

1. New Trier, 2. Minooka, 3. St. Rita

Pool A

1. Barrington, 2. Lincoln-Way Central, 3. Lake Park

Pool E

1. Buffalo Grove, 2. Downers Grove South, 3. Oak Park-River Forest


Pool H

1. Naperville North, 2. Oak Lawn, 3. Hilliard Darby, Ohio

Pool G

1. Brother Rice, 2. Lincoln-Way East, 3. Andrew

Pool F

1. Glenbrook North, 2. Marist, 3. Stagg

Pool B

1. Sandburg, 2. Neuqua Valley, 3. Evanston

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