2023 Girls Volleyball Season Preview Capsules

The new school year is upon us, which means…the fall sports season is ready to begin! In this post, we take a look at the girls volleyball teams for the upcoming season.

*All coaches were contacted multiple times for these season capsules, the ones who responded are represented here. Don’t see your school? Contact Michael Wojtychiw at

School: Amundsen 

Last Year’s Record: 21-10

Social Media Handle: @AmundsenVB

Starters Returning:

So-Freja Brask- MH

Jr-Zoe Brask-MH

Sr-Annabella Wuthrich -OH

Sr-Orchis Som-S

Key Non-Starters Returning

Sr-Nina Celerio-OH

So-Ava Solomon-RS, MH

Sr-Nora May-DS

Sr-Gavyn Conway-RS, MB 

Newcomers To Watch:

-Freshman Charley Sellers-OH 

Coach’s Season Outlook: we came in 3rd in our first yr in the Red North. Our goal is to WIN CONFERENCE! 

School Name: Clemente

Key Returnees (name, year in school, position): 

  • Destiny Media, Senior, Outside Hitter
  • Kiarra Scott, Senior, Setter

Key non-starters returning (name, year in school, position):

  • Anelis Delgado, Senior, DS

Key newcomers (name, year in school):

  • Jamaris Ngyuen, Junior
  • Kayla Porrata, Junior
  • Arina Koleiko, Junior

Coach’s Season Outlook:

We are excited to begin another season after winning our first program regional championship last year! With a strong roster of returning seniors and rising juniors, we are expecting to continue building our program and the success we have experienced the past few years. 

School Name: Collins Academy

Last Year’s Record: 15-3 

Key Returners (name, year in school):

Faith Choice, Senior

Jynia Davis, Senior

Natali Moran, Senior

Samyia McClain, Junior

Key Non-Starters Returning (name, year in school):

Lamikeka Amadi, Senior

Francheska Cancel, Junior

School Name: Juarez 

Social Media Handle: bjcaeagles1

Key Returnees (name, year in school): 

Kiera Shew, Junior

Jasmine Vargas, Junior 

 Marianna Soto, Junior

Ariana Vargas, Sophomore 

Key non-starters returning (name, year in school, accolades/stats):

Cynthia Mota, Junior 

Key newcomers (name, year in school):

Kiana Shew, Freshman

Brianna Casas, Freshman 

Jasmine Reyes, Junior 

Yalesti Carrillo, Junior 

Melissa Munoz, Sophomore 

Coach’s Season Outlook: We’ve got a young team this year and we’re excited to build our program even more.

School Name: Lane Tech

Last Year’s Record: 20-16

Social Media Handle: lanetechgirlsvolleyball (instagram)

Key Returnees (name, year in school, position): 

Kate Hong – Senior, Setter

Maggie O’Brien – Senior, Setter

Kinzie Copenhaver – Senior, Middle

Campbell Wilde – Senior, Right side

Olivia Sprinkle – Senior, Outside hitter

Key newcomers (name, year in school, position):

Collette Heneghan – Freshman

Sophia Abdullah – Freshman

Olivia Chronowski – Junior Outside Hitter

Coach’s Season Outlook:

We have a very talented team and a great mix of players from the freshman level to returning seniors. The girls are working hard, and the sky’s the limit. We start off the season with a tough week, but it will be a good measuring stick to see where we stand. Our goal this season is to serve well, minimize mistakes, and to play better defense, and if we do that we should surpass 20 wins this season. 

School Name: Lindblom

Last Year’s Record: 3-6

Key Returnees (name, position, year in school): 

Ryan Ellis, outside hitter, Senior 

Key non-starters returning (name, position, year in school):

Elizabeth Taylor, middle, Senior 

Brianna Ross, middle, 11th 

Key newcomers:

Makenzie Bryan

School Name: Payton

Last Year’s Record: 20-16 Record 

Social Media Handle: paytongirlsvolleyball (Instagram) 

Key Returnees (name, year in school, position): 

Chloe Jackson, Senior, Opposite HiItter. Had a school record 250 kills in a single season. 

Claire McGowan, Senior, Outside Hitter. 65 kills last season. 

Isa Hughes, Sophomore, Setter

Emmie Sprenger, Sophomore, Middle Hitter 

Key non-starters returning (name, year in school, position):

Iyanna Tuyay, Junior, Setter 

Mackenzie Cote, Senior, Defensive Specialist 

Key newcomers (name, position, year in school):

Marissa Mancine, Junior, Libero

Oriana Bradley, Freshmen, Opposite Hitter and Middle Hitter

Season Outlook: This year, Payton Grizzlies have their eyes set on a prize. We are chasing a “Banner Year” as they call it. We are carrying over our momentum from a spectacular season last fall and EVERYONE is buying into a better culture and more hard work. We will be a well rounded group from start to finish. We start off our season with tough competition such as: Wheaton North, Fremd, Fenwick, and DeLaSalle. Keep your eyes on Grizzlies Volleyball this year. 

School Name: Solorio Academy

Last Year’s Record: 9-5

Key Returnees (name, year in school, position):

Selena Tilapa, Sr., Setter

Galilea Flores, Sr., Setter

Yuridia Guzman, Sr., Outside Hitter

Yahaira Tamayo, Sr., Libero

Key non-starters returning (name, year in school, position):

Fatima Guzman, Sr., DS

Juliana Arana, Sr., DS

Key newcomers (name, year in school, position):

Camila Mendoza, Jr., Setter

Julissa Diaz, Sr., Outside Hitter

Coach’s Season Outlook: Goal is to compete and have a positive season to end the volleyball season on a high note for the girls.

School: Wells High School 

Last Year Record: 3 – 6 

Social Media: Instagram @WellsRaidersVolleyball 

Starters Returnees:

Shayla Diaz -Sr – Setter

Jade Fuller – Jr – OH

Anaiya Robinson – So – DS

Lanae Sutherland – Jr – MB

Amaree Greenlee – So – OPP

Key-non starters returning: 

Armoni Williams -Jr -MB

Key Newcomers: 

Ailany Delgado – Fr – DS

Jacknaiz Uzcategui – So – OH

Makayla Brooks – So – OPP

Season Outlook: In the wake of a difficult season under a new head coach, the Wells Lady Raiders are looking to redeem themselves this season. As we continue to develop our skills and add talent, we will strive to win our conference one game at a time. 

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