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2019 Herald-News Girls Volleyball All-Area Team

Lockport's Taylor Morgan is a two-time Herald-News all-area selection.
Lockport's Taylor Morgan is a two-time Herald-News all-area selection.

Mia Alessio, Minooka

The senior libero led the 32-8 Indians with 448 digs and was the team’s top serve-receiver and had 29 aces to earn All-Southwest Prairie Conference honors for the sectional champs.

Heidi Bonde, Minooka

The junior outside hitter recorded 374 kills, 132 digs and 43 blocks to earn All-Southwest Prairie Conference honors for Minooka, which won a sectional title and was co-SPC champs.

Brooke Borgra, Joliet West

The senior libero earned All-Southwest Prairie Conference honors in her third varsity year with 275 digs, 2.05/3.0 serve-receive efficiency, 25 aces and 71 assists for the 28-9 Tigers.

Anna Gawron, Plainfield North

The senior setter received All-Southwest Prairie Conference honors with 988 assists, 231 digs, 37 aces and 33 total blocks for the 31-7 Tigers, who were co-champions in the SPC.

Nadia Goich, Lockport

The junior opposite moved from a middle and finished with 186 kills, 22.5 blocks, 41 aces and 95 digs to earn All-SouthWest Suburban Conference Blue honors for the Porters.

Izabela Gorys, Providence Catholic

The senior outside hitter and captain collected 317 kills and 245 digs to earn All-Girls Catholic Athletic Conference Red honors for the Celtics, who reached the sectional finals.

Ryan Hinshaw, Joliet Catholic Academy

The junior setter and a team captain finished with 525 assists, 173 digs, 26 aces, 27 kills and 10 blocks to help lead the 26-15 Angels to a second-place finish in Class 3A tournament.

Gretchen Ketelhut, Plainfield North

The senior middle hitter earned All-Southwest Prairie Conference recognition after getting 144 kills with an 0.462 hitting efficiency and 75 total blocks for the SPC co-champion Tigers.

Taylor Landfair, Plainfield Central

A four-time all-area pick and two-time Player of the Year, the senior outside hitter had 479 kills with .336 hitting, 326 digs and 39 aces to earn All-Southwest Prairie Conference honors.

Kristen Leuszler, Joliet Catholic Academy

The junior played as a middle, outside and rightside hitter and had 137 kills, 36 blocks, 33 aces and 96 digs to earn All-East Suburban Catholic Conference honors for the 3A finalists.

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