Barrington Frosh Show 12 Volleyball Wins; St. Viator Makes Strides
Ropp, Doug, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Byline: Doug Ropp Daily Herald Correspondent
Barrington's freshman boys volleyball team is off to a strong start this season with a 12-5-1 mark.
"I'm really proud of how they're doing, and I'm looking forward to seeing them grow," Broncos coach Jon Workman said.
With his group of 16 "serious" players, Workman said captains Matt Beard and Armen Garry have led the team with solid setting.
Up front, some key hitters have been Brian Miller, Ryan Porter and Matt Jennings. Key servers are Bran Heath and Steve Cook.
Junior varsity. At the junior varsity level, Barrington coach Chris Knop's group has had a lot of close matches, with defense and serving being the strength of the team.
Leading in the serving category are junior Mike Yu and sophomores Jon Toppin and Ryan Walsh.
Defensively, sophomore Carl Santiago has done well.
The Broncos have quality hitters in sophomore Raul Popa, juniors Tim Brennan, Dave Wiedenheft and Kevin Rischow and sophomore Paul Bury.
Knop said some contributors off the bench have been sophomore Chris Tommaso and juniors James Ko and John Ulich.
Rounding out the team are juniors David Saam and Steve Link and sophomore Dave Staszuk.
Soccer. Barrington's junior varsity soccer team has had a tremendous season, including posting the best record in the Mid-Suburban North with an unblemished record through nine matches.
Until Saturday, the Fillies (11-1) were undefeated in all games, but they allowed the only goal scored against them all season to Rockford Boylan and the visitors won 1-0.
The Fillies have scored 40 goals.
The JV's original goalkeeper Megan Scholl moved to varsity, but Brigette Johnson took over and did an outstanding job with support from backup goalie Molly Pulkrabek.
Meghan Kinser at sweeper and Molly Steinkrauss, Megan Baroska and Erica Olsen have been the main defensive line, but freshman Shawn Casper has also pitched in. …