The Sports Performance volleyball program is completely dedicated to providing its athletes with the technical, tactical and physical training to reach their highest possible potential. We will strive to help each and every player regardless of age or ability to achieve maximum performance. “COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE”
Alysia Baznik of Western Michigan University earned her first career All-Tournament nod at the Louisiana Tech Invitational.
Lauren Carlini of Univ. of Wisconsin named Big Ten Freshman of the Week.
Lauren Clarke of Univ. of North Dakota named 2013 Capital One Academic All-District® Volleyball First Team.
MeganHaggerty of Univ. of Nebraska named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week
Alyssa Keeve of College of Coastal Georgia on being named to The Fairfield Inn and Suites Mariner Invitational All-Tournament Team.
Liz Martino of North Carolina A&T named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Rookie of the Week.
Kelsey Robinson of University of Nebraska was named AVCA National Player of the Week [more], Big Ten Player of the Week x 4, and Marcia E. Hamilton Classic All-Tournament Team!
Courtney Thomas of University of Wisconsin was named to the Pepperdine Invitational All tournament team and MVP of The NDSU Classic.
Alyssa Warren of Seton Hall broke the All-time dig record at Seton Hall [more]
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING SPORTS PERFORMANCE ALUMS WHO ARE PLAYING PROFESSIONAL VOLLEYBALL OVERSEAS
WOMEN Elyse Glab - France
Ingrid Hansson - Belgium
Michelle Kocher - Switzerland
Kelly Murphy - Puerto Rico (2012 season)
Katie Post - Denmark
Nellie Spicer - Poland
Colleen Ward - Italy
Katie Weidner - Israel
MEN Kyle Gramit - Austria
Andy Hein - France
Jose Rivera - Germany
Sean Rooney - Italy
Congratulations to Dani D'Ambrose for being accepted to NIU Law School on an "Excellence Scholarship"!
Congratulations to Alyssa Warren of Seton Hall. She was awarded the Female Junior Athlete of the Year! [more]
Congratualtions to the following Sports Performance alumni for being named All-American Honorable Mention! Meghan Haggerty University of Nebraska, Emily McGee University of North Carolina, Kelsey Robinson University of Tennessee, and Nrithya Sundarararman University of Miami!!!
Congratulations to Sports Performance alums Ally Davis, Carly Warner, Erin Virtue, and Craig Boller as well as the entire University of Michigan team on their huge win over Stanford to earn a trip to the NCAA Division 1 Final Four!
Congratulations to the 6 SPVB Alumni who made it to the Sweet 16 of the Division I NCAA Tournament!
Ally Davis (Hinsdale Central) - University of Michigan
Kaisley Fisher (Plainfield North HS) - Purdue University
Meghan Haggerty (Benet Academy) - University of Nebraska
Kristen Kelsay (St. Francis HS) - Michigan State
Carly Warner (St. Francis HS) - University of Michigan
Emily Young (Schaumburg HS) - University of Southern California
Congratulations to the 25 SPVB Alumni who made it to the Division I NCAA tournament!
Class of 2012 Ally Davis (Hinsdale Central) - University of Michigan Meghan Haggerty (Benet Academy) - University of Nebraska Jenna Jendryk (Benet Academy) - University of Dayton Mary Nilles (Batavia HS) - Marquette University Jordan Reifsteck (Oswego East HS) - New Mexico State Ashleigh Shain (Geneva HS) - East Tennessee State Carly Warner (St. Francis HS) - University of Michigan Christine Wu (Naperville North HS) - Yale University
Class of 2011 Brigid Campbell (Neuqua Valley HS) - University of Dayton Kaisley Fisher (Plainfield North HS) - Purdue University Shealyn Kolosky (Wheaton-Warrenville South HS) - University of Tennessee Gina Madonia (St. Francis HS) - Kansas State University Kathleen Severyn (Benet Academy) - Notre Dame Meg Vonderhaar (St. Francis HS) - University of Notre Dame Emily Young (Schaumburg HS) - University of Southern California
Class of 2010 Caitlin Cremin (Naperville North HS) - Colgate University Karlie Giesler (St. Charles North HS) - University of Central Arkansas Kristen Kelsay (St. Francis HS) - Michigan State Kelsey Robinson (St. Francis HS) - University of Tennessee Carly Sahagian (Bartlett HS) - University of Louisville
Class of 2009 Emily McGee (Naperville, IL) - North Carolina Amanda Peterson (Lombard, IL) - Ohio State University Nrithya Sundararaman (Naperville, IL) - University of Miami - Florida Paige Vargas (Naperville, IL) - University of Dayton Kari Galen(Aurora, IL) - Bowling Green University
Congrats to Kari Galen and Bowling Green for winning the 2012 MAC Conference Tournament! [more]
Haggerty moves to forefront quickly - Freshman out of Benet, volleyball mainstay for top-ranked Nebraska - Chicago Tribune [more]
Huskers find that Meghan in the middle is an immediate hit - Omaha.com [more]
Caitlin Cremin of Colgate University earned second team All-Patriot League [more] and was named Molten Patriot League Player of the Week [more]
MeganHaggerty of Univ. of Nebraska named Big Ten All-Freshmen Team and Big Ten Freshman of the Week x 4 [more] [more] [more] [more]
Jessica Jendryk of Univ. of Illinois named Big Ten Sportsmanship Award [more]
Stephanie Kinane of Loyola University was named Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week x 2 [more] and Horizon League All-Newcomer team [more].
Amanda Peterson of Ohio State Univ. named Big Ten Setter of the Week [more]
Kelsey Robinson of Univ. of Tennessee named SEC Player of the Week [more]
Natalia Skiba of Northeastern University named CAA Defensive Specialist Player of the Week [more] [news article]
Sydney Volovski of Manhattan College named MAAC Rookie of the Year [more] and MAAC Rookie of the Week [more]
Alyssa Warren of Seton Hall named Big East Libero of the Year and Big East All-Conference - Second Team [more]
Congrats to Christine Wu, SPVB Alum, for being named to the coaching staff of the Harvard University Women's Volleyball team! [more]
Congrats to SPVB Alum Heath, Mankus and Cremin who were announced to the Patriot League Volleyball Academic Awards! Rebecca Heath was the League Scholar Athlete of the Year! [more]
Great job Kelsey Robinson (SPVB Alumni) for winning the Semana Nautica CBVA Women's Open Beach Volleyball Tournament! Here is a great article on the win! [more]
Colleen Ward, University of Illinois, has been named the winner of the 2011-12 Dike Eddleman Awards, which is presented to the top female athlete at the University of Illinois each school year. [more]
Congratulations to Ariana Mankus SPVB grad. She was awarded the West Point Female Junior of the Year. We are so proud!!!
Sports Performance Alumni lead the way for the University of Illinois Fighting Illini to reach their first NCAA DI Championship Match. Colleen Ward 27 kills and 22 digs. Annie Luhrsen 66 assists and 11 digs. Anna Dorn 5 assist blocks. Great job ladies!!! Bring home the championship! [more]
Congratulations to the 6 Sports Performance Alumni competing in the 2012 NCAA DI Final Four!
University of Illinois - Anna Dorn, Colleen Ward, Jessica Jendryk, Jackie Wolfe, Annie Luhrsen
Southern California University - Emily Young
Congratulations to the 27 Sports Performance Alumni competing in the 2012 NCAA DI Tournament!
American University - Rebecca Heath
University of Cincinnati - Jamie Netisingha
University of Dayton - Paige Vargas, Brigid Campbell
University of Delaware - Chelsea Lawrence
University of Florida - Kelly Murphy
University of Illinois - Anna Dorn, Colleen Ward, Jessica Jendryk, Jackie Wolfe, Annie Luhrsen
Kansas State University - Gina Madonia
University of Kentucky - Gretchen Giesler
The University of Miami - Nrithya Sundararaman
Michigan State University - Kristen Kelsay, Rebecca Zlabis
North Carolina University - Erica Behm, Emily McGee
The Ohio State University - Amanda Peterson
Purdue University - Kaisley Fisher
Southern California University - Emily Young
University of Tennessee - Kelsey Robinson, Shealyn Kolosky, Carly Sahagian
University of Texas - Michelle Kocher
Western Michigan University - Ali Gossen
Yale University - Gina Finke
Kelly Murphy of Univ. of Florida has signed to play professionally for the Guaynabo Mets of the Superior Volleyball League in Puerto Rico. Murphy named AVCA DI First-Team All-America, EC All-Conference First Team, SEC Player of the Week, AVCA Division I National Player of the Week (9/20); is one of ten NCAA women’s volleyball student-athletes selected as a finalist for the 2011 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award in collegiate volleyball [more]
Colleen Ward of Univ. of Illinois named AVCA DI First-Team All-America, AVCA DI All-Region Mideast Team, Big Ten All-Conference Team.
Kelsey Robinson of Univ. of Tennessee named AVCA DI Second-Team All-America, AVCA DI All-Region South Team, SEC Player of the Year, SEC All-Conference First Team, SEC Player of the Week x 3 [more], [more], AVCA National Player of the Week; and SEC News Article [more];
Emily McGee of Univ. of North Carolina named to AVCA DI Honorable Mention All-America, AVCA DI All-Region East Team, ACC All-Conference Team and ACC Player of the Week
Maggie Johnson of Belmont Univ. named AVCA DI All-Region South Team - honorable mention [more], COBRA Magazine All-Southeast Region team [more], Atlantic Sun Co-Player of the Year, All-Conference, Scholar Athlete of the Year, Preseason Player of the Year [more], Belmont Student-Athletes of the Month for September 2011 [more], Atlantic Sun Player of the Week x 3 [more], and leads the Atlantic Sun Conference in both Points Scored and Kills Per Set.
Julie Chin of Northwestern Univ. named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week
Amber DeWeerdt of Toledo named MAC All-Academic Team - Honorable Mention, MAC Player of the Week
Anna Dorn of Univ. of Illinois named Big Ten Freshmen and Defensive Player of the Week [more]
Kari Galen of Bowling Green State University named MAC Defensive Player of the Week, MVP of the USF Invitational, and Junior Scholar-Athlete.
Ali Gossen of Western Michigan named MAC All-Academic Team - Honorable Mention
Kassie Kadera ofUniversity of Toledo named MAC All-Conference Second Team.
Annie Luhrsen of Univ. of Illinois named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week [more].
Meghan Matusiak of Seton Hall named to AVCA DI All-Region Northeast Team - honorable mention, Big East First Team All-Conference [more]
Natalie Patzin of Clemson Univ. 'Move to Libero has Tigers Rolling' [more]
Caitlin Piechota of Western Carolina Univ. named All -Tournament Team at the Courtyard Mid-Town Classic, Southern Conference Freshman Player of the Week, Southern Conference Offensive Player of the Week, Southern Conference All-Freshman Team, Western Carolina University Female Rookie of the Year.
Katie Post ofOhio University named MAC All-Academic Team, MAC All-Conference First Team and MAC Offensive Player of the Week
Amy Raseman of Miami (Ohio) named MAC All-Academic Team - Honorable Mention
Carly Sahagian of Univ. of Tennessee named SEC Player of the Week
Natalia Skiba of Northeastern University named AVCA DI All-Region East Team - honorable mention and Freshmen of the Year, CAA Rookie of the Week, CAA Defensive Specialist Player of the Year, All-CAA 2nd Team, and All-CAA Rookie Team.
Courtney Thomas of Univ. of Wisconsin named Big Ten All-Freshmen Team and "University of Wisconsin Women's Volleyball: Home debut to light up UW Field House" [more]
Paige Vargas of Univ. of Dayton named to the A-10 All-Conference 2nd Team.
Alyssa Warren of Seton Hall named Big East Player of the Week [more]
Lainey Wyman of Mississippi State named SEC All-Freshmen Team, SEC Freshman of the Week - 2 times
Megan Boken of St. Louis Univ. named Atlantic 10 Honorable Mention All-Conference
Meghan Byrne of Washington / St. Louis Univ. named to First Team All-Conference, Conference Rookie of the Year, All-Region Team, Region Freshmen Player of the Year, and AVCA DIII All-American Honorable Mention
Annie Fesl of Univ. of Cincinnati named to 2010 AVCA Division I Honorable Mention All-America and Big East First Team All-Conference
Elyse Glab of Univ. of Northwestern named Big Ten Sportsmanship Honoree
Allie Gossen of Western Michigan named to MAC First Team All-Conference
Kassie Kadera of Toledo Univ. named to MAC Second Team All-Conference
Nicole Kump of Univ. of Illinois named Big Ten Sportsmanship Honoree
Ariana Mankus of Army earned her seventh career Patriot League honor on Monday
Meghan Matusiak of Seton Hall named to Big East Second Team All-Conference
Emily McGee of Univ. of North Carolina named to ACC All-Conference Team
Kelly Murphy of Univ. of Florida named 2010 AVCA Division I First Team All-America and SEC Player of the Year
Katie Post of Ohio Univ. named to MAC First Team All-Conference
Rachel Raynor of Olivet Nazarene named to CCAC Second Team All-Conference
Alyssa Rio of Ball State named to MAC Defensive Player of the Year and First Team All-Conference
Kelsey Robinson of Univ. of Tennessee named SEC All-Freshmen Team
Colleen Ward of Univ. of Illinois named 2010 AVCA Division I Second Team All-America and Big Ten First Team All-Conference
Christine Wu of Harvard named All Ivy League Second Team
Jessica Yanz of Dayton named 2010 AVCA Division I Honorable Mention All-America, Atlantic 10 Setter of the Year and First Team All-Conference
Alumni Accomplishments - Congratulations to Jessica Yanz (SPVB 2006) and the Penn State Nittany Lions on winning the NCAA Division I national championship!
Congratulations to Sports Performance Alumni, Nellie Spicer! - Sports Performance Alumni (2005) Nellie Spicer has been selected by USA Volleyball for a three week competition tour to China with the USA National Training team. Spicer, from Barrington High School, was the MVP at the 2005 USAV Junior National Championships in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Congratulations Sports Performance Alums! - Nellie Spicer-1st team AVCA All American; Taylor Reineke-3rd team AVCA All American; Katie Bruzdzinski-Honorable Mention AVCA All American; Jackie Simpson-Honorable Mention AVCA All American
Congratulations to the Sports Performance & GLC Select alumni who have received post season awards.