Scouting Out the Scouts: Meg Margolis

This week features volleyball powerhouse, Meg Margolis


Nick Fontana

Each week Scouting out the Scouts will profile one successful athlete. Last week, we checked out Jack Marshall’s success.

A week ago, the LFHS Girls Volleyball team defeated Libertyville for the first time in a decade. While a monumental victory, it was not the only success this team has seen this season. In the three tournaments the ladies have been to, they have placed T-1st, 2nd, and 2nd. Not to mention, a solid 20-11 record. 

A big part of that success comes from senior captain, Meg Margolis.

Margolis, a 3-year varsity starting setter is vital to her squad. Similar to a quarterback in football, the offense runs through the setter, making it the most important position in volleyball. The setter needs to touch the ball in every play for the offense for the team to be successful. The setter needs to be a leader on the court, and Margolis has proven to be more than capable. 

“She always hypes the team up and makes sure we are in game-mode,” said teammate Sydney Pitera. “On the court, she is confident while also being supportive of the team.”

Not only is Margolis a fantastic leader on the court, but she can really play. In the three tournaments she participated in, she made the all-tournament team for every single one of them. And this week, she earned the News-Sun girls volleyball player of the week from the Chicago Tribune. 

Her success has earned Margolis a commitment to Brandeis University to continue her volleyball career. 

“I’m beyond excited to play for Brandeis! It’s a strong school and amazing team in a very competitive conference,” she said.

Margolis also talks about the success of the team as of late: “The past two weeks have been a game-changer for us, and our confidence has grown a lot. Our team steps up when the pressure is on, and we have been consistently improving throughout the season.”

The Scouts take on Mundelein on Wednesday for the final home game of the year before a hopefully long state run.