Herald-News’ All-Area team

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Kassie Aldridge

Coal City, Sr., Setter

Numbers: 679 assists, 152 digs, 21 aces.

Notable: Two-time All Interstate 8, three-time Interstate 8 all-academic.

Maria Brown

Lincoln-Way Central, Sr., OH

Stats: 324 kills, 250 digs, 53 total blocks, 29 aces.

Notable: Two-time Herald-News All-Area, all-SouthWest Suburban Red, all-tournament at Rich East and Lincoln-Way Central, committed to Eastern Illinois.

Elexis Coleman

Joliet West, Jr., OH

Stats: 221 kills, 44 solo blocks, 51 aces.

Notable: All SouthWest Suburban Blue, all-tournament at Waubonsie Valley and Lake Forest.

Skyler Day

Minooka, Sr., OH

Stats: 248 kills, 27 aces, 188 digs.

Notable: All-Southwest Prairie, two-time Herald-News All Area, committed to Buffalo.

Kate Federico

Plainfield North, Sr., Setter

Stats: 775 assists, 86 kills, 121 digs, 40 aces.

Notable: Herald-News 2013 Player of the Year, two-time Herald-News All Area, Southwest Prairie MVP, all-tournament at Plainfield North, Willowbrook and Wheaton, committed to Clemson.

Kelly Ferguson

Lemont, Sr., MB

Stats: 160 kills, 56 ace, 71 total blocks, 40 solo blocks.

Notable: All-South Suburban Blue, committed to Austin Peay.

Kelsey Frain

Joliet Central, Sr., OH

Stats: 194 kills, 240 digs, 19 aces, 17 blocks.

Notable: All-SouthWest Suburban Blue, all-tournament at Joliet Central.

Krissa Gearring

Bolingbrook, Sr., OH

Stats: 420 kills, 257 digs, 37 aces.

Notable: All-SouthWest Suburban Blue, all-tournament at Waubonsie Valley and United Township.

Kayla Haines

Seneca, Sr., OH

Numbers: 334 assists, 161 kills, 120 digs, 33 blocks, 26 aces.

Notable: All-Interstate 8.

Emily Halliday

Coal City, Sr., OH

Stats: 261 kills, 343 digs, 36 total blocks, 23 solo blocks, 23 aces.

Notable: Two-time Herald-News All-Area, two-time all-Interstate 8, three-time Interstate 8 all-academic.

Elizabeth Hyland

Plainfield Central, Jr., OH

Stats: 303 kills, 144 digs, 20 aces, 47 blocks.

Notable: Two-time all-Southwest Prairie, two-time Herald-News All-Area, all-tournament at Waubonsie Valley and Lincoln-Way Central, committed to Lewis.

Cara Howell

Lemont, Sr., OH/RS

Numbers: 169 kills, 58 total blocks, 14 solo blocks.

Notable: All-South Suburban Blue.

Kaylin Korte

Morris, Soph., OH/MB

Numbers: 246 kills, 299 digs, 30 total blocks, 29 aces.

Notable: All-Northern Illinois Big 12.

Jacqueline Langer

Lincoln-Way Central, Sr., OH

Numbers: 277 kills, 32 aces, 278 digs, 31 solo blocks.

Notable: All-SouthWest Suburban Red, committed to Wisconsin-Parkside.

Jessica Lindsey

Lincoln-Way East, Sr., RS

Numbers: 394 kills, 40 blocks, 241 digs, 25 aces.

Notable: All-SouthWest Suburban Blue, all-tournament at St. Charles East and Lincoln-Way Central.

Carissa Lorenz

Lincoln-Way West, Sr., MB

Numbers: 218 kills, 82 blocks, 37 aces.

Notable: All-SouthWest Suburban Red, all-tournament at Rich South and Oak Lawn, committed to McKendree.

Kelly Magliano

Mount Assisi, Sr., MB

Numbers: 312 kills, 72 blocks.

Notable: All-Girls Catholic Athletic Conference, all-tournament at Springfield Tournament and Rich South.

Allie Marthaler

Providence, Sr., Libero

Numbers: 365 digs, 35 aces.

Notable: All-East Suburban Catholic Conference.

Mary Murphy

Joliet Catholic, Jr., Setter/RS

Numbers: 516 assists, 110 kills, 160 digs, 41 aces.

Notable: All-East Suburban Catholic Conference.

Taylor Nirchi

Lincoln-Way East, Sr., Setter

Numbers: 717 assists, 226 digs, 56 aces (program record), 86 kills, 14 blocks.

Notable: All-SouthWest Suburban Blue, all-tournament at Rich East and Lincoln-Way Central, set school career record for assists (2,094).

Kayla Pfeiffer

Lockport, Sr., Setter

Numbers: 244 kills, 250 assists, 39 aces, 209 digs.

Notable: All-SouthWest Suburban Blue, two-time Herald-News All-Area, all-tournament at Rich East and Mizuno, committed to Jacksonville State.

Dakota Santore

Plainfield North,

Sr., OH

Numbers: 332 kills, 210 assists, 47 aces.

Notable: All-Southwest Prairie, all-tournament at Plainfield North, Willowbrook, Mizuno and Wheaton.

Julia Shemaitis

Joliet Catholic, Sr., OH

Numbers: 232 kills, 170 digs, 27 aces.

Notable: All-East Suburban Catholic Conference, all-tournament at Autumnfest.

MacKenzi Welsh

Plainfield East, Soph., OH

Numbers: 303 kills, 171 digs, 49 blocks.

Notable: All-Southwest Prairie, two-time Herald-News All-Area.

Lindsey Visvardis

Lockport, Jr., Libero

Numbers: 400 digs, 60 assists, 27 aces.

Notable: All-SouthWest Suburban Blue.

Honorable Mention

Coal City, Nicole Borgetti (Jr., MB), Claire Smith (Sr., MB), Joliet Catholic, Madeline Grimm (Jr., OH), Joliet Central, Chavon Banks (Sr., M), Emily Eichholzer (Sr., OH) Joliet West, Kailey Foster (Sr., OH), Jayln Vertin (Sr., MB), Lemont, Haley Sullivan (Jr., Libero), Lincoln-Way East, Macie Lawrence (Sr., Libero), Minooka, Jessica Karalow (Jr., MH), Natalie Yard (Sr., Libero), Morris, JoAnna Nowicki (Jr., OH), Mount Assisi, Anna Broadhurst (Sr., MB), MaryKate Wetzel (Sr., Setter), Plainfield Central, Ashley Shook (Fr., Setter), Plainfield North, Kaitlyn Fisher (Jr., RS), Allie Lindroth (Soph., OH), Plainfield South, Jordan McNeill (Jr., OH), Seneca, Taylor Vandenberg (Sr., MB), Lexi Wilkinson (Jr., MB), Wilmington, Sunny Winker (Jr., OH)

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