2017 Statewide Team Rankings (preseason ranking in parenthesis)
1. Marist (7-0) 3
Sophomore Camryn Hannah opens eyes at Plainfield North.
2. Mother McAuley (3-0) 2
Defending national champions head to Louisville this weekend.
3. Minooka (7-1) 1
Did Minooka’s hitters get tentative as match against Marist unfolded?
4. Benet (7-0) 7
Lilly Johnson, junior Ally Van Eekeren anchor force to be reckoned with.
5. St. Charles East (8-0) 8
Hannah Spicer, Saints win third straight title at Peggy Scholten Classic.
6. Edwardsville (4-1) NR
Tigers fall to Missouri power Eureka in finale of own tournament.
7. Naperville North (7-0) NR
Junior outside Sarah Kushner brings the heat for unbeaten Huskies.
8. St. Francis (5-1) NR
Anna Calcagno, young Spartans face No. 1 Marist at home Tuesday.
9. Huntley (2-0) NR
Red Raiders favorites in Fox Valley behind Julia Johnson, Aleah Amelio.
10. Crystal Lake Central (8-1) 14
Twins Emily, Megan Kelley lead Tigers to title of Jacobs invite.
11. New Trier (7-0) NR
Trevians hand Loyola first loss in finale of Summer’s End tournament.
12. Loyola (6-1) 13
Ramblers battle to title match of Summer’s End tournament.
13. Montini (9-2)
Steve Dowjotas has a roster full of budding stars in Lombard.
14. Sandburg (7-3) 4
Eagles stumble against Montini at Lyons quadrangular.
15. Marian Catholic (4-2) NR
Temitayo Thomas-Ailara is intimidating force at the net, service line.
16. Downers Grove North (2-2) 9
Clare Delaplane, Jade Casper lift Trojans past Lincoln-Way East.
17. Lincoln-Way East (4-3) 5
Rugged schedule features Sandburg Tuesday, Lincoln-Way Central Thursday.
18. Waubonsie Valley (5-2) 11
Warriors slip past Batavia, visit dangerous Hinsdale Central Wednesday.
19. Belleville Althoff (3-0) 16
Sophomore hitters Katie Wemhoener, Karinna Gall powering Crusaders.
20. (Sciota) West Prairie (2-0) 20
Class 1A favorite Cyclones breeze past Havana, Brimfield in straight sets.
Dropped out: Stevenson, Plainfield Central, Geneva, Normal Community, St. Ignatius, Prairie Ridge, Latin School.
Other teams to watch: Breese Mater Dei, Geneva, Joliet Catholic, Lincoln-Way Central, Moline, Normal Community, Plainfield Central, St. Charles North, Stevenson, Wheaton North.