Kaczorowski was among the area leaders in assists (644) but did a lot more than just pass the ball. The senior also posted 164 kills, 49 aces, 306 digs and 57 blocks for the Golden Eagles, who captured their first regional title since 2008. Kaczorowski is a two-time Northwest Herald All-Area first-team selection.
Kylie Schulze, Woodstock North, jr., S
Schulze led all area players with 673 assists and added 63 aces and 281 digs for the Thunder, who won their second consecutive Kishwaukee River Conference championship. Schulze, who is committed to Loyola, is an All-Area first-team pick for the second straight season. She also was a finalist for Player of the Year.
Avary DeBlieck, Huntley, jr., MB
DeBlieck had a team-leading 276 kills and 83 total blocks for the Red Raiders, who won Class 4A regional and sectional titles. Huntley, the FVC runner-up to Crystal Lake South, has been the last local team playing in each of the past two postseasons. DeBlieck, who is committed to Miami (Florida), also was a finalist for Player of the Year.
Maddie Moan, Woodstock, sr., MB
Moan was selected as KRC Player of the Year by coaches after a standout senior season in which she had a KRC-best 327 kills, along with 60 aces and 144 digs. Moan will play next year at Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The Blue Streaks took second in the KRC, one win behind Woodstock North.
Jessie Proszenyak, Crystal Lake South, sr., OH
Proszenyak, the Northwest Herald Girls Volleyball Player of the Year, helped lead the Gators to the FVC title with a 17-1 record. The senior was a go-to player, recording 250 kills, 245 digs and 50 aces. The Gators earned their first regional title since 2015 by defeating Woodstock North in a thrilling three-set match, 23-25, 25-9, 25-23.
McKenna Timmerman, Crystal Lake Central, sr., OH
Timmerman led area players with 331 kills and was the focal point of the Tigers’ offense and opposing blocks. She added 284 digs and 38 aces for Central. Timmerman joins her older sister, Madeline, as an All-Area first-team selection. Madeline, now at Eastern Michigan, earned All-Area first-team honors during the 2021 spring season. McKenna will play next year at Gardner-Webb.
Luma Acevedo, Huntley, jr., L
Acevedo shattered the school record with 681 digs. In addition to standout defense, the Raiders junior also was one of the team’s top servers with 37 aces. Huntley was 28-12 and earned its fifth straight regional and second straight sectional championships.