Gatorade named Alexis Viliunas its Illinois Volleyball Player of the Year. The award recognizes high standards of athletic and academic achievement along with exemplary character. The 6-foot-1 senior, a key member of the Lions’ 2010 state championship team, led LT to a 30-9 record and state quarterfinals appearance over the fall. Personally, the Illinois-bound setter/outside hitter recorded 644 assists, 320 kills, 300 digs, 54 aces and 43 blocks. She is the Lions’ all-time career assists leader with 2,202.

Viliunas also has excelled in the classroom with a 4.44 weighted GPA and as a member of the National Honor Society.