Varsity The Hornets were placed in the Morris 3A Regional to start off the postseason. Both teams had quite a drive as the first opponent for round one was Marian Catholic High School. With a seed 5 vs seed 10 match up, unfortunately the Hornets fell in 2 sets 25-18 and 25-13 ending their season. The varsity volleyball hornets had a season with a lot of bright spots and memories that will be carried on forever. This team had lots of chemistry and returning players hope to build on it for the future.
Week of October 17th
Varsity The Hornets ended their regular season on a positive note! First up for the week was a conference match against Addison Trail. South was able to be in control the whole match and were able to roll to victory with scores of 25-15 and 25-13. The Hornets then teamed up with the Red Devils of Hinsdale Central for the annual Volley for the Cure game that raises money for breast cancer research. The Hornets unfortunately did not pull out a cross town win, but we were able to raise over $3000 for charity!!! Savannah Morford had 6 kills, Grace Heaney racked up 7 kills, Cheli Ayala contributed 15 digs and Caroline Olchawa had 12 digs and 24 assists for the week!
Sophomore The sophomores had another strong week winning a conference match against Addison Trail, beating Hinsdale Central in the Volley for the Cure game and a 4th overall tournament finish at St. Charles North.
Major highlight from the week included the team clinching Conference with a overall record of 6-0.
The Hornets had a super successful season and are proud of all the hard work they put in this year.
Freshman A Wrapping up the 2022-23 season, the Hornets finished with two strong victories over Addison Trail and rival Hinsdale Central both in straight sets, giving the Hornets win #16 and #17 on the season. Heading into the final fournemant of the season, the Hornets won their pool with a record of 5-1 dropping one set to Glenbard East. The Hornets finished out a very successful 20 win season with a 4th place finish in the Hornet Invite tournament. Leading the Hornets in kills for the tournament were Maeve Savage & Taryn Bazon, with Kaelia Lin leading the team in digs and serve receive receptions.
Week of October 10th
Varsity The Hornets took on a conference and non conference match this week. First up was rival Downers Grove South. The Hornets lost in a competitive match losing 25-14 and 25-21. Later in the week, the Hornets took on the Angels of Joliet Catholic High School. JCA can definitely make a deep trip in the playoffs this year, so it was a tough fought match losing 21-25 and 10-25. Kotryna Melstrad contributed 5 kills, Savannah Morford had 6 kills and Erika Radenkovic had 4 offensive kills. On the defensive side, Cheli Ayala had over 10 digs and Caroline Olchawa ran the offense with 15 assists and 3 aces.
Sophomore The sophomores had another strong week winning a conference match against Downers Grove South and putting up a strong fight against Joliet Catholic. Highlights from the week included Hailey Radicker with a total of 21 kills and Jane Gallagher and Mia Wiley each with 7 service aces. The Hornets will continue their strong play into the last week of the season.
Freshman A Last week the Hornets had two games during the week followed by a tournament on Saturday at West Chicago. The Hornets started off the week strong by coming back and beating Downers Grove South in an away non-confernece match up. The Hornets in this matchup where lead by Taryn Bazon and Abigal Alonso both with several key service points. After dropping a competitive three set match to Joliet Catholic, the Hornets responded with a 5th place finish at the West Chicago tournament.
Stat leaders from the tournament on Saturday were Maeve Savage with 35 kills in 5 matches, Kaelia Lin with 22 digs, and Abigal Alonso with 40 assists in the tournament. Hornets look to finish the season on a positive note with two matches this week against Addison Trail & Hinsdale Central with the season finale of the Hornet Invite tournament this Saturday.
Freshman B JCA was a tough team but the girls really worked hard as a team to improve! First set 5-25 and the second set 14-25. Some great new skills this game with Melina serving overhand and Hayley hitting lefty! Peyton rocked it with some great digs as our Libero and overall we had a way better 2nd set. The communication and teamwork is getting better every game and Abby has really stepped up as a leader. DGS was another tough one but they pushed through to improve each set. The girls also worked on their fast twitches this week and had a lot of fun bonding as a team. Proud of you girls and ready for next week!
Week of October 3rd
Varsity The Lady Hornets started last week with a conference match against Willowbrook. Even though we could not pull out a win vs. the conference leaders, there were some bright spots. Caroline Olchawa had 2 aces and 9 assists. Offensively, Claudia Budzak contributed 4 kills and Kotryna Melstrad has 3. Defensively Cheli Ayala picked up 9 digs.
The Hornets then had a non-conference game vs. Lake Park High School. During the match Caroline Olchawa led the offense with 17 assists to help Claudia Budzak to 9 kills and Savannah Morford to 6 kills. Defensively, Cheli Ayala led with 11 digs. After losing 15-25 in the first set, the Hornets came roaring back but unfortunately came up short losing 25-27 in the second set. This past weekend, the Hornets participated in the St. Charles East Scholastic Cup at Great Lakes Center. It was a long weekend with lots of tough competition from all over the state. The Hornets were able to take care of Hubbard High School pretty handedly. Some highlights from the weekend were Erika Radenkovic contributing 6 aces and 8 kills. Kotryna Melstrad had 15 kills and Grace Heaney with 7 kills.
Sophomore The sophomores had a strong week winning a conference match against Willowbrook and putting up a strong fight against Lake Park.
Highlights from the week included Hailey Radicker with a total of 15 kills and Jane Gallagher, Vasilia Polizois and Isabel Rios each with 6 kills over the two matches.
The Hornets will continue their strong play by continuing to improve in these last few weeks of the season.
Freshman A Last week the Hornets lost their first conference match against an undefeated Willowbrook team that was aggressive from the service line and pin to pin from all six rotational players. After a tough loss to Willowbrook, the Hornets turned around quick to another road non-conference matchup vs Lake Park. This match was closer on the scoreboard, but the Hornets could not side out on pivotal moments in both sets dropping to Lake park 18-25 and 22-25. With the 6 game win streak coming to an end, the Hornets look to get back on the winning track next Tuesday against a conference opponent, Downers Grove South, and then a back to back rescheduled home match vs Joliet Catholic on Wednesday.
Freshman B A huge week for Freshman B volleyball with a game vs. Willowbrook, a game vs.Lake Park, and our first Freshman B tournament. A lot of improvements this week with covering tips and moving our feet! Melina and Abby have been leading on the court with communication and encouragement. Hayley and Gigis serves have been on fire and helping us get points on the board. Arooj has stepped up again as a middle blocking and even attacking balls Melina has been setting. This week the girls worked really hard and it paid off, 1st place at the Hinsdale Central tournament!!!!! All the girls came together and truly just a great weekend! Keniya lead us with kills and everyone working together lead us to victory. Great weekend and ready to finish the last 3 weeks strong!
Week of September 26th
Varsity Senior Night arrived for the Lady Hornets as they took on their conference game against the Leyden Eagles. The Hornet Volleyball family celebrated each senior's commitment to the program in a fun and memorable way that hopefully will be remembered for years to come! Unfortunately the Hornets could not come out with the win, but we had some strong plays throughout the night. Savannah Morford ended the night with 3 aces and 8 kills. Claudia Budzak was right behind her with 6 kills. Caroline Olchawa led the offense with 11 assists, and Cheli Ayala led the defense with 13 digs.
Later in the week, the Hornets took on the Celtics of Providence Catholic. It was a hard fought match with some highlights. Caroline Olchawa and her laser serve caused 2 aces. Our middles Grace Heaney and Erika Radenkovic contributed 2 and 3 kills respectively with Radenkovic contributing 2 more blocks. Sophia Schiappa also ran the offense with 11 assists for the night.
Sophomore The sophomores had a strong week winning a pair of matches against Leyden and Providence Catholic. They also finished 2nd overall at the Geneva tournament. Highlights from the week included Hailey Radicker and Jane Gallagher with a total of 27 kills and Isabel Rios-Tejada with 12 kills. Serving also was strong for the Hornets with Mia Wiley adding 12 aces, Katarina Damis with 7 and Petra Varros with 5. The Hornets will continue their strong play by continuing to improve each day.
Freshman A This week the Hornets stayed undefeated in conference play, coming back from early deficits against conference opponent Leyden. Helping the Hornets battle back from behind with several key kills and service runs were Maeve Savage and Taryn Bazon, both leading the Hornets in kills.
As the week advanced, the Hornets had another tough non-conference opponent in Providence Catholic. After dropping the first set, the Hornets battled back and won the match 2-1, keeping their six game win-streak alive. The Hornets look to carry this momentum into next week with two road matches against Willowbrook and Lake Park.
Freshman B A big week of games with Leyden and Providence Catholic both at home! The girls battled for both games and truly have showed so much improvement. Abby has stepped up as a leader on the court and Melina is serving overhand! Peyton had some great digs throughout both matches and the communication on the court has improved. Arooj served 4 in a row and is rocking playing middle! The entire team has been working hard on improving and the bond between the entire team is growing. Next week is our first Freshman B tournament and Hinsdale Central and we are ready for a W!
Week of September 19th
Varsity The Lady Hornets went 2-0 this past week, knocking off Morton and Glenbard South! Varsity is now 2-0 in Conference! As the Hornets took care of Morton 25-14 and 25-12, Caroline Olchawa contributed with 2 killer aces. Offensively, Kotryna Melstrad and Savannah Morford had 5 kills each. Defensively, Cheli Ayala and Savannah Morford each picked up 7 digs. Wednesday night, the Hornets picked up where they left off and took care of business against the Raiders of Glenbard South 25-20 and 25-13. Against the Raiders, the Hornets looked solid the whole match. Amelia Hoch passed a 2.0 on serve receive which helped contribute to our offensive success. Grace Heaney had 5 kills from the middle and Kotryna Melstrad had 7 from the outside. Defensively, Claudia Budzak had 2 blocks to seal the deal.
JV The JV volleyball team took advantage of the opportunity to play in the Addison Trail invite this past weekend. Finishing with a record of 4-1 on the weekend, the girls combined defensive grit with offensive firepower to come home with a second place finish in the tournament. The team looks forward to a tough test against Hinsdale Central later this season.
Sophomore The sophomores had a strong week winning a pair of matches against Morton and Glenbard South. Jane Gallagher and Hailey Radicker each had 9 kills total from the two matches and Mia Wiley added 26 assists. Olivia Butkus highlighted a strong service attack against Glenbard South with a total of 9 aces in the match. The sophomores will continue to keep their strong play going and continue to improve each day.
Freshman A This week the Hornets had two home matches vs Morton and Glenbard South. Leading the hornets in kills and serve receive reception were Kaleia Lin passing a .225 over the stretch of both matches, and Maeve Savage with 13 kills over the two matches. Hornets look to take this momentum into next week against Leyden and Providence Catholic.
Freshman B Our first Win!!!!! Truly the girls best game of the season not because we won but because of the team work. The communication on the court lead us to a victory in 2 against Glenbard South. 15-13 and 15-8 lead by some great plays by Keniyah and Hayley. Gianna lead us in set one with 5 great serves in a row followed by Karelia stepping in as libero and acing some serves! We also had a conference match up vs. Morton. The girls stayed competitive the entire match and are ready to work on improving digging balls out of the net at practice this week!
Week of September 12th
Varsity The Hornets competed in the Annual Glenbard West Invite and were competitive all weekend. The Hornets were able to take care of Glenbard East in two sets on Friday night and then ended the weekend taking care of Schaumburg High School in 3 sets, after coming back from an 18-24 deficit in game 2 and 5-10 deficit in game 3. Savannah Morford closed out the weekend with 5 aces and 25 kills. Kotryna Melstrad and Lexi Fedinec contributed 15 kills each. Caroline Olchawa with 36 assists for the weekend.
Freshman A This week the freshman competed at a 26-team tournament at the Great Lakes Center and were able to see some of the best volleyball facilities across the entire state. While competing in pool play, the Hornets went 0-2 to start the day with competitive losses to Benet & Wheaton North. The Hornets then closed out pool play with a dominating win over Bolingbrook & then finished the day with a 2-0 sweep of Batavia. Leading the Hornets in kills across the four matches that were played at the tournament were Maeve Savage with 16 kills and Taryn Bazon with 7. Coming up with several key digs and side out points, freshman libero Kaleia Lin also came up big for the Hornets. The hornets look to take this momentum into two matches next week against Morton & Glenbard South.
Week of September 5th
Varsity The Hornets had quite a jammed packed week with 2 matches during the week and an overnight tournament in Effingham, IL over the weekend!
The Hornets started the week taking care of business at Proviso East winning in two sets (25-10, 25-14). Amelia Hoch led the team during the match with 5 aces and Savannah Morford and Keely Sullivan helped seal the victory with 6 and 4 kills respectively.
We played defending state champs Metea Valley on Wednesday. The Hornets started off strong, but unfortunately could not pull off a win. Some highlights from the match were Grace Heany's 2 solo blocks and Kotryna Melstrad, Savannah Morford, and Lexi Fedinec having 2 kills each. Over the team bonding weekend in Effingham at the Crossroads Classic Tournament, the Hornets went 2-3 playing some teams from all over the midwest. We were able to stay competitive the whole weekend and barely lost matches to Massac County and Windsor Stew-Stras. We were able to show our strengths and take the wins against Bloomington High School and Effingham High School to finish 3rd place in the Bronze bracket. We were able to accumulate 120 kills, 115 assists, and 133 digs for the weekend!
JV The JV girls volleyball team welcomed Metea Valley on Wednesday the 9th. The Hornets came away victorious after a hard fought three-set match led by Kotryna Melstrad, Claudia Budzak, Lexi Fedinec, and Sophia Schiappa. Tough defensive play by Katarina Damis and Mia Wiley proved crucial in the hornets' win against a taxing opponent like the Mustangs of Metea Valley. The JV squad looks to keep this strong momentum going into future matches.
Sophomore The sophomores had a strong week as a team with a total record of 6-1. Tuesday they traveled to Proviso East and Wednesday played host to Metea Valley. Some highlights from these matches include Vasilia Polizois having 5 kills between the two days. Kayla-Buckels-Meen also led the team with 6 aces over the two days.
On Saturday the team traveled to the Oak Forest Invite where they placed 2nd overall. They went 3-0 in pool play before falling to Sandburg in 3 games. The girls played with great fight the entire day and represented the program in grand fashion. Jane Gallagher led the attack with 26 kills and Katarina Damis had an overall Serve Receive score of 2.25 out of 3.
They will look to build on this strong week as they continue to improve throughout the season.
Freshman A The Freshman opened up conference play with a 1-0 start over Proviso East. Leading the hornets from the service line were Kaelia Lin and Abigail Alonso both with 7 service aces. Also leading the hornet offense were Maeve Savage and Teodora Tomov both with several key kills during the match.
The hornets took that momentum into the second match of the week with a matchup against non-conference opponent Metea Valley. The Hornets were competitive in a 2 set loss, and look to build on that loss into the tournament at St Charles North in which they will see Metea Valley and other non-conference opponents in five matches on Saturday.
Freshman B Unfortunately our conference match up got cancelled vs. Proviso East but the girls got to play in the A game which was exciting! The girls were excited to play with other teammates and get a great victory over the pirates! After the win we played Metea Valley the next day and the girls gave it their all battling in 3 sets. Keniya and Hayley lead us in serves and Melina had beautiful sets that Gigi and Abby hit! The girls are starting to get more confident on the court and are excited for next weeks games to hopefully get a W!
Week of August 29th
Varsity The Varsity Lady Hornet took on a competitive DeLaSalle this week and and fell in a hard fought 3 sets. Hornets fall to the Meteors 25-23, 20-25, 23-25. Some bright spots in the match were Savannah Morford's 13 kills adding to Claudia Budzak's 8. Caroline Olchawa added 17 assists in the grueling match. Looking forward to a rematch in the future!
JV The JV girls' volleyball team competed in a Quad tournament against Lyons Township, Downers Grove South, and Hinsdale Central. Despite going 0-3 on the evening, the Hornets showed some serious tenacity in pushing strong teams to the limit. With several sets ending with teams scoring 26 or 29 points, the JV squad looks to take tough defensive play and translate that into W's.
Sophomore This week the sophomores took on a tough DeLaSalle team ultimately falling in 3 games. Mia Wiley led the team with 5 aces while Hailey Radicker led the offensive attack with 7 kills. Despite the loss the girls showed great improvement from the previous week and continue to improve every day.
Freshman A This week in the Homewood-Flossmoor tournament invite, our freshman team went 6-2 in a total of 8 sets played. After splitting sets in the first two matches of the tournament, freshman Libero Kaleia Lin led the Hornets with several key digs and key passes in service receive rotations 5 and 6. Finishing out the tournament 2-0, Kennedy Ruff & Maeve Savage led the hornet offense with several key kills and side out points. Also leading the hornets in assists from the past weekend was Abigail Alonso with a total of 25 assists for the entirety of the tournament. The hornets look to build on this momentum going into this weekend's tournament at the St Charles North Invitational. Freshman B On the road to De La Salle! The girls showed a lot of improvement this week in practice and at the game. Peyton, Hayley, and Melina started working on overhand serving and Gigi and Keniya killed it with leading the team with communication. We worked on a lot of new drills this week to help us on the court and the girls are ready to work. Our goal for next week is to win our first conference match at Proviso East!
Week of August 22nd
Varsity Varsity started off the senior heavy season with a hard fought loss to Lemont and saw some amazing competition at the Metea Valley Invite this past weekend. Even had a conference win over Addison Trail Cheli Ayala was named to the all tournament team!
Sophomore Sophomore volleyball had a close opening match loss to Lemont High School. The girls fought hard and played 2 very close games.
On Friday they traveled to Reavis to play in there first Quad tournament. They beat Andrew, Reavis and Reavis 2 to become champions of the quad.
Saturday they traveled to St. Charles East where they played in another tough tournament. They fought hard all day and ended up finishing 6th out of 12 teams in the field. They are continuing to improve each and every day!
Freshman A Freshman A were competitive in their first match of the season vs Lemont. The freshman have been doing a nice job learning the serve receive rotations and overlaps, and look to take that into our matches this week.
Freshman B We started the season with a home opener vs. Lemont! The first set was tough with only 6 points earned but the girls came together to get 19 in set 2. Super proud of the girls for working together and for Keniya taking leadership on the floor and serving 5 in a row! Arooj is getting more confident at the net and is shining! Ready to take on De La Salle next week with another great week of practice. Goals for the week is improving communication on the court and more focus on overhand serves.
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