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No. 1: De La Salle should be good. After all, the Meteors are coached by a Hall of Famer. Anne Marie Marassa is to be inducted with eight others from Shepard High School on Oct. 27. Marassa earned All-SICA West and Southtown Economist All-Area honors as a junior and senior at Shepard. She went on to play at DePaul. Other former Shepard volleyball players to be inducted are Michelle (Miller) McKane, Lynn (Barcella) Lau, Lynn (Nimienski) Fuerst and Jamie (Van Anrooy) Engerman.

No. 2: The SouthWest Suburban is deep. The usual Southland stalwarts are finding that playing each other isn’t the only time they have to bring their “A’’ game. Lincoln-Way East found that out the hard way Tuesday in a Blue division loss to Bolingbrook. Earlier, Lincoln-Way Central got surprised by Bradley in its Red opener. Bradley has hung around, still tied for first in the Red with Lincoln-Way North and Central.

No. 3: Marist is well-traveled. The RedHawks went to Phoenix, Ariz., over the weekend and came away with a 3-2 record and a sixth-place finish at the Nike Tournament of Champions. Among their victories was a 25-23, 25-26, 25-21 decision over Sunnyslope (Ariz.). They also played top 10 nationally ranked Horizon of Scottsdale (Ariz.) and lost a 25-10, 25-20 decision. Carolyn Yerkes compiled 80 digs en route to earning All-Tournament honors.

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