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NIU Huskies volleyball team
The No. 1-seeded Northern Illinois volleyball team took down No. 4 Ball State 3-1 Saturday afternoon at SPIRE Institute to advance to the Mid-American Conference Tournament championship match for the second straight season. NIU’s (27-5) fifth appearance in the league’s title match will be at noon Sunday, Nov. 20, against the winner of the No....
Amber Walker (left) and Lauren Wicinski
Northern Illinois volleyball’s Amber Walker (Juneau, Alaska/Juneau Douglas/Western Oregon) and Lauren Wicinski (Geneva, Ill./Geneva) were named Mid-American Conference West Division Defensive and Offensive Player of the Week, respectively, the league announced Monday. The dual accomplishment marks the first time in program history that NIU has swept the league’s weekly honors. For Walker, it is her...
NIU Huskie volleyball
Despite trailing 2-0 to Bowling Green at the break, the Northern Illinois volleyball team bounced back to win the final three sets at the Stroh Center Saturday afternoon to end the Mid-American Conference regular season with the most wins (14) since 2001. The win for NIU (25-5, 14-2 MAC) marks its 13th straight win, which...
NIU Huskies volleyball team celebrates
Facing a raucous crowd at WMU’s University Arena, the Northern Illinois volleyball team defeated Western Michigan Thursday night, 3-1, to clinch the Mid-American Conference‘s West Division and regular season crown. This is NIU’s first West Division title since 2006 and their first MAC regular season title since 1998. It is also their first outright MAC...
NIU Huskies volleyball team celebrates
In front of a large, boisterous crowd at Victor E. Court Saturday night, the Northern Illinois volleyball team swept Ball State in one of the nation’s most highly anticipated contests of the weekend. The Mid-American Conference West Division win for the Huskies (23-5, 12-2 MAC) ended a five-match losing streak to the Cardinals (22-5, 11-3)...
Kristin Hoffman
Spoiling Central Michigan’s senior night, the Northern Illinois volleyball team ended the weekend with a 3-1 win at McGuirk Arena Saturday night in a Mid-American Conference West Division contest. With the victory, the Huskies (21-5, 10-2 MAC) upped their season-long winning streak to nine matches and improved to a stellar 10-1 away from Victor E....
NIU Huskies volleyball team
In the first meeting since the Northern Illinois volleyball team lost to Ohio in the 2010 Mid-American Conference championship match, the Huskies avenged the tough loss with a 3-0 sweep Saturday night at Victor E. Court. Capping a 2-0 “Spike Cancer Weekend,” presented by Kishwaukee Community Hospital, the Huskies improved to 19-5, 8-2 in league...
Behind the support of a raucous crowd that included several Northern Illinois volleyball alumni, the Huskies topped Miami (Ohio) 3-0 Saturday night at Victor E. Court in a cross-divisional Mid-American Conference contest. The win gave NIU (15-5, 4-2 MAC) its third straight win and fourth straight against the RedHawks (12-8, 3-3 MAC). “I thought we...
Fittingly, Northern Illinois standout sophomore Lauren Wicinski put together one of her best matches as she became the fastest Huskie to total 1,000 career kills in NIU’s 3-0 sweep of Western Michigan Thursday night at Victor E. Court in a Mid-American Conference West Division matchup. “I was joking with [Lauren] after the match that for...
Behind a phenomenal performance by reigning Mid-American Conference Player of the Year Lauren Wicinski, the Northern Illinois volleyball team topped Toledo 3-1 at Savage Arena Saturday evening. Wicinski totaled a career-best 39 kills and hit .484 to lead the Huskies (13-5, 2-2 MAC) to an important split in their first MAC road weekend. The reigning...
The Northern Illinois volleyball team was denied in its pursuit of a 2-0 start in the Mid-American Conference as Eastern Michigan won in four sets on Saturday night at Victor E. Court. The loss snapped a four-match winning streak for the Huskies (12-4, 1-1 MAC) and helped the Eagles (13-3, 1-1 MAC) avoid a 0-2...
The Northern Illinois women’s volleyball team closed out an eight-match, 12 day road trip with a 3-1 win over host Stephen F. Austin to close out the Ladyjack Invitational at Shelton Gym on Saturday evening. The Huskies (9-3) finished the road swing with a stellar 7-1 record as they improved to 3-0 all-time against the...
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