Boys Volleyball

About Boys Volleyball

Lake Bluff has a 7th and 8th Grade Interscholastic Boys volleyball program that competes in the Lakeside Athletic Conference. The Bobcats have numerous successful finishes, plus a championship banner in the rafters at LBMS.

Season

The season begins immediately following the winter sports tournaments in late January and runs through Mid-March. The season usually culminates with a conference tournament in the 3rd week of March. The boys teams will play a minimum of 9 regular season games and then enter the conference tournament. The tournament consists of one evening of pool play with the top 2 teams in each pool competing for the conference championship the next day.

Tryout Information

Volleyball typically draws a large number of tryout attendees here at LBMS. Due to limits on facilities, coaches, and time, this is a cut sport. Players are evaluated over a period of 2-4 days where they showcase their skills, and knowledge of the game and almost equally as important, their ability to work within a team, show leadership and a work ethic. Teams are then posted to the website via randomly assigned numbers the Saturday following tryout week.

7th Grade Team for 2018-19

100
134
118
126
155
167
179
189
195
199
210
215

8th Grade Team for 2018-19

12
14
16
31
49
52
69
74
92
93
124
136

Coaches

Allison Fink (afink@lb65.org) coaches the 8th grade boys’ team. She has coached the Bobcats for 2 years. Coach Fink, currently coaches girls’ Varsity Volleyball at Adlai E Stevenson High School, where they placed 3rd in the IL State Tournament in the 2016-17 season. In addition, Coach Fink has coached both boys’ and girls’ volleyball for the past 17 years at various levels.  Born and raised in Lincolnshire, Coach Fink believes in teaching athletes the skills of the game as well as how to be confident young adults. Additionally, she believes that athletes need to overcome adversity through tough practices, establish mental toughness, and build young men with strong character, which translates into high level volleyball and life.

Daryl Beese (dbeese@lb65.org) coaches the 7th grade boys’ team. He has coached the Bobcats boys volleyball teams the last 8 years and the girls volleyball teams for the last 16 years.  Coach Beese has coached the girls’ volleyball teams since 2002 and the boys’ volleyball teams since 2011.  Teams under Coach Beese have won the Conference Championship in 2006 (Girls) and 2012 with the boys teams making the final four the last three seasons posting two 2nd place and one 3rd place finish. Coach Beese believes in teamwork and trust while building self esteem, persistence and strong character.