Illini Volleyball 2018

Very happy we got a Friday game and not a Thursday game. Friday meant I could do it, Thursday meant I couldn't. Can't wait to watch the start of the tournament this weekend!
 
Final pre-tournament rankings: Illini are #2 in the RPI behind only Stanford, #3 in the Coaches poll behind Stanford and Minnesota.

RPI rankings of teams on our side of the bracket we might face:

1st Round
Eastern Michigan - 153

2nd Round
Dayton - 28
Louisville - 37

Sweet 16
(14) Marquette - 15
Cincinnati - 24
Illinois State - 29
High Point - 55

Elite 8
(6) Wisconsin - 6
(11) USC - 9
Northern Iowa - 16
Cal Poly - 23
Pepperdine - 35
San Diego - 53
Samford - 120
Green Bay - 127
 
Congrats to all of our honorees. Well deserved.

2018 Big Ten Volleyball All-Big Ten Honorees

First Team
Ali Bastianelli, Sr., Illinois*
Jordyn Poulter, Sr., Illinois*
Jacqueline Quade, Jr., Illinois*

Second Team
Ashlyn Fleming, Jr., Illinois

Co-Setter of the Year: Jordyn Poulter, Sr., Illinois

Sportsmanship Honorees
Beth Prince, Jr., Illinois

*denotes UNANIMOUS SELECTION

https://bigten.org/news/2018/11/28/...ounces-2018-postseason-volleyball-honors.aspx