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NIU volleyball team
The last two seasons have seemingly brought NIU volleyball back to the “glory days” of the 1990s dominant decade (24.5 wins per year, seven first-place conference finishes, three NCAA tournaments) as the Huskies’ 55 wins over the last two seasons were last matched in 1992-93 (62 wins). With its first Mid-American Conference regular season championship...
Sophomore Northern Illinois volleyball outside hitter Lauren Wicinski (Geneva, Ill./Geneva) spent the weekend in Colorado Springs, Colo., taking part in open tryouts for the U.S. Women’s National Team, U.S. Women’s National A2 Program and U.S. Women’s Junior National Team at the U.S. Olympic Training Center. For Wicinski, the tryout was a resounding success and continues...
NIU volleyball team celebrates
A Northern Illinois volleyball-record five Huskies received Academic All-Mid-American Conference recognition, the league announced Thursday. Seniors Kristin Hoffman (Batavia, Ill./Batavia) and Allison McGlaughlin (Morton, Ill./Morton) and sophomore Lauren Wicinski (Geneva, Ill./Geneva) made the 18-person Academic All-MAC Team. Junior Mary Kurisch (La Crosse, Wis./West Salem) and sophomore Justine Schepler (Sycamore, Ill./Sycamore) received honorable mention status. “With...
Northern Illinois volleyball’s Lauren Wicinski (Geneva, Ill./Geneva) and Kristin Hoffman (Batavia, Ill./Batavia) were named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-American list, the organization announced Wednesday. “It’s always been a dream of ours to be a regional program with national recognition,” said NIU Head Coach and 2011 Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year Ray...
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...
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...
Trailing 2-0 to No. 6 seed Central Michigan and out of rhythm, the No. 1 seeded Northern Illinois volleyball team nearly dug itself completely out of a hole as the Huskies fell four points shy of winning the Mid-American Conference Tournament championship in five sets (21-25, 22-25, 25-21, 25-23, 11-15). “I want to first say...
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....
NIU Huskies volleyball team celebrates
The No. 1-seeded Northern Illinois volleyball team swept No. 8 Bowling Green in its Mid-American Conference Tournament quarterfinals match at SPIRE Institute Friday afternoon to advance to the Saturday semifinals. In the Huskies’ (26-5) second straight MAC semifinals appearance, and fifth overall, they will face No. 4 Ball State (24-6) at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. In...
NIU volleyball team celebrates
Northern Illinois volleyball sophomore outside hitter Lauren Wicinski (Geneva, Ill./Geneva) was named Mid-American Conference Player of the Year and senior Kristin Hoffman earned MAC Setter of the Year, as the league announced its regular season awards Thursday. Additionally, five Huskies were named to All-MAC teams, which are the most selections NIU has had in its...
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...
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