Kristin Hoffman

Jefferson named MAC scholar-athlete of week

Nabal Jefferson
NIU defensive lineman Nabal Jefferson (Chicago, Ill./Marist) was named the Mid-American Conference’s Male Scholar-Athlete of the Week, the league announced Wednesday. The award is voted on by a select group of faculty athletic representatives from the conference’s member institutions. Jefferson played a huge role on defense last week in NIU’s 23-20 Marathon MAC Championship win over the…

Huskie volleyball players Hoffman, Wicinski named to AVCA All-Mideast Region Team

Coach Ray Gooden and the NIU volleyball team celebrate!
Northern Illinois volleyball senior setter Kristin Hoffman (Batavia, Ill./Batavia) and sophomore outside hitter Lauren Wicinski (Geneva, Ill./Geneva) were chosen to the 2011 American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Division I All-Mideast Region Team, the organization announced Tuesday. The year 1994 is the last time a pair of teammates from the Mid-American Conference were selected to an AVCA…

Volleyball season ends at NCAA tourney

NIU Huskies volleyball
The Northern Illinois volleyball team dropped a 3-1 decision to No. 25 Miami in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Iowa State’s Hilton Coliseum on Friday night. The loss in NIU’s sixth NCAA Tournament appearance was its first at a neutral site. Previously, the Huskies were 2-0 in neutral site matches. NIU is now 3-6…

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