Updated
5/15/16

Congrats Paulie Bischoff, All Tournament, All Tournaments - MVP, WOW!

Congrats to Kyler Kotsakis, All Tournament

 

WAY TO GO KYLER KOTSAKIS
All- State 2nd Team - Chicago Sun Times
All- Area Daily Herald
All- Conference WSC
All Tournament - Brother Rice

WAY TO GO PAULIE BISCHOFF
Player of the Year - Daily Herald
Player of the Month - Chicago Tribune
All State -Chicago Sun Times
All Area- Daily Herald
All Conference - 2 years

Congratulations to 
Parker Swartz
All-American 2nd Team
All-Area Daily Herald
Player of the Month May
All-Conference/All-Academic

Glenbard West Boys Varsity WINS SUMMER LEAGUE
12-0:  2 YEARS RUNNING - GO TOPPERS

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2014
VARSITY
BOYS VOLLEYBALL TEAM FOR FINISHING 3rd IN STATE!!!

Click here to watch award ceremony

 

CONGRATS TOPPERS - REGIONAL CHAMPS

 

GLENBARD WEST WIN COUGAR CLASSIC -
TOPPERS TOP the season off with a CHAMPIONSHIP
Congratulations
Sean Dedmond, Peter Scruggs, Trevor Light 100 WINS

2014 Topper Varsity Volleyball Champions at Springfest

 

Congratulations to Parker Swartz who will continue his volleyball career
as he signs with BALL STATE!  We are so proud of you Parker - Way to Go!

Paulie Bischoff and Kyler Kotsakis
2014 ALL-AREA TEAM

CONGRATS TO OUR FUTURE TOPPERS!!

Paulie Bischoff and Kyler Kotsakis ALL-TOURNAMENT Benet Acadmey

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALEC GARWOOD
All- Tournament Brother Rice

 

JV Team Building 2014

 

GLENBARD WEST SWEEPS THE CONFERENCE - ALL LEVELS
1st PLACE - 1st VARSITY TITLE - SENIORS UNDEFEATED IN BIESTER GYM


Congragulations to the Seniors - YOU DID IT - What a RIDE!!!
GO TOPPERS! GO TOPPERS! GO TOPPERS!
"Look at Manny - he's so excited!" 

 

NO HARDWARE - NO NEED- CHAMPIONSHIP IS GOOD FOR US!!!

 

IAN LAWSON - Brother Rice ALL- Tournament
(Captain)          Tournament Record 90 kills - 5 matches
                          Single Match Record - 5 aces single match

 
ALEX EMANUEL  - Brother Rice ALL-Tournament 2nd Team
(Captain)               Tournament Record in Assists

 

Glenbard West Freshmen TOP Glenbard East Tournament
CHAMPIONS WEST!

 

Varsity Boys Volleyball participates in community service for World Relief

 

SECTIONAL/SUPER SECTIONAL CHAMPIONS
GW TOPPERS, ELITE EIGHT- GOING TO STATE!!!

Friday June 3rd 5:00 @ Hoffman Estates High School

TOPPERS are on TOP!

 

WAY TO GO TOPPERS!- REGIONAL CHAMPIONS
Another THANK YOU to all the fans, all the family, and FRIENDS that are coming to the games.
PASS THE WORD- we see so many alumni and siblings- THANK YOU SO MUCH!

 

Good Luck Kevin at UCSD Men's Volleyball 2011-2012

Good Luck Adam at Univeristy of Wisconsin, Madison Mens Volleyball 2011-2012

Congrats Kevin McGinnis and Adam Lepold

You are the first to make the 100 Win Club

Thanks for Giving 100% ALL THE TIME

St. Rita/ Elite Eight Game = 100th WIN!

 

Kevin McGinnis - Top 12 Players in the State
Way to go Kevin, Sun Times Top 12 players of the year

 

Glenbard West Plays This One for JOSH
Thanks Josh for the laughs, the great talk
and the memorable moment in Biester Gym

 

Congratulations to our BENET ALL- TOURNAMENT Winners

(left to right: Alex Kahn, Adam Lepold, Kevin McGinnis)

Congratulations to the 75 CLUB WINNERS

Kevin McGinnis - St. Patrick's 75th Win

Adam Lepold - St. Patrick's 75th Win

Joe Zaccaria - Morton 75th Win

Matt Burelbach - Morton 75th Win

Sam Nevins - Morton 75th Win

Scottie Thomas - Morton 75th Win

Mikey O'Dea - Morton 75th Win

Alex Kahn - Morton 75th Win

Andrew Smith - Nequa Valley 75th Win

Chris Glotzbach - Nequa Valley 75th Win

Mike Zielonski - Nequa Valley 75th Win

Nick Parrilli - Nequa Valley 75th Win

Alex Emanuel - St. Viator 75th Win

Ian Lawson - St. Viator 75th Win

 

Posted
3/31/09

 

Team Building: Spare or Strike?

 

 

Posted
April 16th
2008

 

Congrats to our guys!!

Glenbard West JV Team
Willowbrook Tournament Champions
Friday April 11, 2008

Glenbard West Feshmen Team
Glenbard East Springfest Tournament Champions
Saturday April 12, 2008

J.V. and Freshmen Teams take 1ST PLACE in tournaments
 
    What happens when you build a program, starting from scratch, for 3 years and finally get to the point where athletes become true students of the game? - YOU WIN TOURNAMENTS.  On April 11th and April 12th history was made for the Glenbard West Boys Volleyball Program.  Our Junior Varsity Team went 2 for 3 winning the Willowbrook tournament and our Freshmen Team went 4 and 0 winning the Glenbard East Springfest.  Both teams worked hard, utilizing it's bench size to successfully take down their opponents.  Thanks to all of the parents who supported our Hilltoppers this weekend and thanks to Coach Dan Scott, Peter Mastandrea (HAPPY BIRTHDAY) and George Ellis for their continuous efforts to build a dynasty.  Coach Giunta-Mayer is so proud of our athletes and very touched with how our athetes represent Glenbard West High School, both in spirit and on the board! - GO WEST!!

 

 

Posted May 12th

Johnny Shurna Commits to Northwestern

"Northwestern gets commitments from Shurna, Fruendt

By Adam Rittenberg
arittenberg@dailyherald.com
Posted Sunday, May 13, 2007

Not long ago, fans had to bring a globe and a pronunciation guide to Northwestern basketball games.

Coach Bill Carmody’s recruiting was centered overseas, largely because Chicago-area products wouldn’t bat an eyelash toward the Wildcats.

Those days are over.

In less than 24 hours, Northwestern received...."

Click here for the full article at the Daily Herald

 

Posted April 24th

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK Glen Ellyn News
KIT ORTMANN
Glenbard West High School
Football/Basketball/VOLLEYBALL

Full name: Christopher Jackson Ortmann
Nickname: Kit (Kitster)
Age: 17
Birthplace: Central DuPage Hospital
Year in school: Junior
Years on varsity: Football-1, Basketball-1, Volleyball-1
I’ve played sports competitively: Since 3rd grade
Family sports background: Dad played football and basketball
at West and in college, Grandpa in the NFL
Top sports accomplishments: Making it to the
Super-Sectionals in basketball
Game-day routine: Going to Subway with the volleyball team
My sports fantasy: Go down state
Most influential people on my sports career: My dad
Best athlete I’ve faced: John Shurna
Favorite athlete: Dan Marino
Least-favorite athlete: Troy Smith
In 10 years I’d like to: Have a steady job
Favorite TV show: 24
Favorite movie: Zoo Lander
Person dead or alive I’d like to meet: Michael Jordan
If I could travel in time I’d go: With the dinosaurs
If I won the lottery, the first thing I’d do: Buy a house in Vail, CO
Favorite class: Spanish
If I had an unlimited budget, improvements I’d make to my school: Get a turf field and new volleyballs
Favorite fast-food place: Los Burritos Tapatios
If I could vacation anywhere, it would be: Switzerland or Vail
Best things about being a teen-ager: Not having to pay for everything and playing volleyball
Worst things about being a teen-ager: Being constantly watched
What parents should know about teen-agers: We try to please you, it’s just not always easy
Three things I’d want on a deserted island: A friend, a ball, and a book
Three words that best describe me: Funny, Polite, and Friendly

 

Posted March 16th

John Shurna, Glenbard West Wins Player of the Week by Chicago Sports who had the best week in March... The village of Glen Ellyn is crazy about Johnny Shurna.  Within a matter of hours Johnny was able to accumulate 94% of the votes for player of the week.  788 voted, 742 responded for Johnny Shurna in which Chicago Sports awarded the Junior from Glenbard West High School $500.00 towards his school athletic program.  

Johnny has just finished an amazing basketball season and has been a member of the Glenbard West Volleyball Team for 3 years. Shurna's fall volleyball regimen gave him springs to block 3 shots in both the first and third quarters. He finished strong through waves of East Aurora arms and bodies. "My teammates just put it in a good place for me to get it," he said. "I have to give the credit to my teammates."  .... Daily Herald


 

Posted March 1st

Brett Kuzniar - Glenbard West

In a program that completed its second year, he was the go-to guy since it started.  He had 255 kills and 175 blocks for the season and he’s developed into a great passer and server who delivered 38 aces.  “Brett plays all the way around,” said Glenbard West coach Christine Mayer.  “He’s not just about power.  He knows how to place the ball.  He has made himself into a complete volleyball player".


Kuzniar jumps the height of teammate Jimmy
Kennedy for the kill

 


6'4" Middle Hitter Brett Kuzniar currently plays for the Hawkeyes at the University of Iowa. His team was rate 12th nation wide in 2010