Second-year head coach Chris Tamas and the Illinois volleyball team announced its 2018 schedule on Monday (July 16), featuring 31 matches, including 13 matches at Huff Hall plus the Orange and Blue Scrimmage.
Taylor Louis of Iowa has more career kills than anyone returning to D-I women’s NCAA volleyball in 2018.
Justine Wong-Orantes, who recently finished a tour winning gold with the US at the Volleyball Nations League, will turn around quickly to join the Pan American Cup roster.
Stanford will look to claim the National Championship for the second time in three seasons; Way-Too-Early 2018 VolleyMob Top 25 Power Rankings (Full List).
Illinois has six starters back and should be ready to compete with the best the Big Ten has to offer; Way-Too-Early VolleyMob Top 25 Power Rankings (#11-15).
Class of 2019 middle blocker/outside hitter Rylee Hinton has committed to Illinois.
Missouri nabbed its sixth transfer and third just from Illinois for their 2018 season.
The final group of collegiate athletes that will be representing Team USA in 2018 was announced on Tuesday, the 24-player U.S. Women’s Collegiate National Team – Detroit.
2017 Elite 8 participant Kentucky and 2017 Sweet 16 participant Illinois competed in a spring match on Friday, March 30 at Avon High School in Avon, Indiana.
The Illinois volleyball team is set to open the 2018 spring schedule on Friday (March 30) as the Illini travel to Avon, Ind., to take on Kentucky in Avon High School at 6 p.m. CT.