JACKSON TWP.  Jackson senior volleyball player Ben Perez was one of two members of this year’s team to make a college commitment last month, signing with Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisc. 

The boys volleyball program at Jackson returned from hiatus three years ago, and Perez has been one of the key pieces for the Polar Bears during the rebuilding process. He helped lead Jackson to a district title in 2015 and to the 2016 North Region championship match.

He was named second team All-North Region and was joined for his signing by his parents Ken and Linda Perez, sisters Kerrie and Kristen and head coach Richard Jackson.

Carthage College is an NCAA Division III school competing in the College Conference Of Illinois And Wisconsin (CCIW).