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Boys Volleyball: Three things learned

Updated: May 19, 2014 8:58PM



1. Marist hopes to pull a few upsets. Seeded No. 11 in its own sectional, the RedHawks first find themselves in the loaded Marian Regional alongside No. 3 Lincoln-Way North and No. 6 Lincoln-Way West. Marist should call on lefty Jake Moran early and often if an upset is in the cards. “He’s definitely been our leader all year,” Marist coach Jodi Frigo said. “He plays strong and plays with confidence. He’s just a good kid who wants to win.”

2. A strong field showed up at Richards. Brother Rice’s Mitch Weiler and Kevin Myren headlined the 12-team Richards Invitational all-tournament team. Weiler earned MVP honors in leading the Crusaders past Lyons for their third tournament title of the year. Lincoln-Way West’s Michael Wexter, St. Rita’s Nick Spallina and Richards’ Edvinas Karalius also earned all-tourney nods. Richards, which topped Downers Grove North and Stagg on Day 1, reached the 20-win mark for the fourth straight season.

3. There’s a benefit at Lewis. Providence coach Brett Krapil and Sandburg coach Sean Airola are buddies from their days playing at Providence. They’re once again spearheading a match for charity at Lewis. Sandburg meets Providence 7 p.m. Tuesday in Romeoville, with all proceeds going to the Tom Barrett Memorial Student Council Scholarship. Barrett was a theology teacher at Providence who recently died. Tickets for the match can be purchased at the door.

Logan Malloy



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