Boys volleyball: Lincoln-Way East, Lincoln-Way West, Lockport have first-team IVCA All-Staters

Joliet Catholic twins earn second-team all-state honors

The Illinois Volleyball Coaches Association released its 2023 IVCA All-State Team at the conclusion of the season, with multiple Herald-News standouts honored.

A pair of Lincoln-Way East seniors – middle blocker Joey Glennon and outside hitter Tyler Walenga – earned first-team all-state honors. They were joined on the 15-man first team by Lincoln-Way West senior outside Connor Studer and Lockport sophomore Evan Dziadkowiec, one of only four non-seniors to receive first-team accolades.

Earning second-team all-state honors were: from Joliet Catholic, senior middle blocker Zach Pekol and senior outside Luke Pekol; from Lockport, junior opposite/right side Josh Bluhm; from Lincoln-Way West, senior setter Garrett Konopack; and from Lincoln-Way East, senior setter Brenden Reutter.

The IVCA third team included Lockport junior libero Kevin Rodriguez.

Honorable mention all-state accolades were awarded to: from Bolingbrook, junior setter Connor Dmochowski, junior middle blocker Tristan Benbow, senior outside Quinn Kozak and junior outside Tristan Caminar; from Lincoln-Way West, junior outside Connor Jaral; and from Plainfield Central, junior outside Draedyn Sanford, junior setter Ethan Ricketts and freshman middle blocker Milo Nelson.