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Kristin Hoffman
In June, Northern Illinois volleyball four-year standout setter Kristin Hoffman (Batavia, Ill./Batavia) was named one of 430 nominees for the prestigious NCAA Woman of the Year award. On Thursday, she entered a whole new territory by being chosen as one of the top 30 honorees for the honor, and one of 10 in NCAA Division...
Huskie volleyball
The Northern Illinois volleyball team added three players during the recent late recruiting period, NIU Head Coach Ray Gooden announced Wednesday. With the addition of Alexis “Pookie” Gonzalez, Rachael Yordon and Lauren Zielinski, the Huskies added quality depth at the setter, middle blocker and defensive specialist positions, respectively. “We are fortunate to find three players...
Per the trend over the last two summers, Northern Illinois volleyball middle blocker Mary Kurisch is headed overseas to further her experience, skill set and knowledge of the game. After traveling to Brazil in 2010 and China in 2011, the senior-to-be will return to China for the second annual China-USA Challenge Invitational Tournament in Beijing...
Lynnette Moster
Former Georgia Tech star and Olivet College (Mich.) head coach Lynnette Moster joined the Northern Illinois volleyball coaching staff as an assistant coach, NIU head coach Ray Gooden announced Wednesday. “We are very fortunate and excited to have someone of Lynnette’s quality and potential join our staff,” Gooden said. “It’s great for our players to...
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...
Northern Illinois volleyball seniors Kristin Hoffman (Batavia, Ill./Batavia) and Allison McGlaughlin (Morton, Ill./Morton) were named to the Capital One Academic All-America® Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). The two are the first teammates in NIU and Mid-American Conference history to earn Academic All-America® status in the same season, and are the only...
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