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Emily Paschke
The Northern Illinois University volleyball team ended its three-match road trip in impressive fashion Saturday, ousting Central Michigan, 3-1. The Huskies (13-7, 6-0 MAC) finished the night with a .306 attack percentage and 57 kills to go along with 11 aces against the Chippewas (7-11, 2-4 MAC). The victory also gave NIU its best start...
Lauren Zielinski
The Northern Illinois University volleyball team claimed another big road win Friday by taking down Eastern Michigan, 3-2. The Huskies (12-7, 5-0 MAC) kept the Eagles’ (11-8, 2-3 MAC) offense in check with a season-best 16 blocks and 83 digs, while benefiting from 33 EMU attack errors. “This is a match that we don’t over-analyze,”...
Mackenzie Roddy
Northern Illinois University senior Mackenzie Roddy (San Bernardino, Calif./Cajon) was named the Mid-American Conference’s West Defensive Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday. Roddy earned a weekly conference honor for the third time this season, as she was the division’s Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 1 and Sept. 15. Roddy was...
Alexis Gonzalez
The Northern Illinois University volleyball team held off a resilient Miami (Ohio) team Saturday night in Oxford, Ohio, to emerge with a 3-2 victory. The Huskies (11-7, 4-0 MAC) caught fire offensively with 73 kills and a .271 attack percentage against the RedHawks (9-7, 2-2 MAC). The victory also gave NIU a 4-0 start in...
The Northern Illinois University volleyball team earned a big divisional victory Thursday at Victor E. Court with a 3-1 victory over Western Michigan. The Huskies (10-7, 3-0 MAC) held the Broncos’ conference-leading offense to a .191 attack percentage and 47 kills, while recording eight blocks and 55 digs in the win. “It was a real...
Jenna Radtke
In a meeting between the two MAC West favorites, the Northern Illinois University volleyball team came out on the positive end Saturday by earning a 3-0 sweep of Ball State. The Huskies (9-7, 2-0 MAC) used a .382 attack percentage, 43 kills and six service aces to overpower the Cardinals (7-8, 0-2 MAC), while holding...
Alexis Gonzalez
The NIU volleyball team opened its Mid-American Conference schedule with a resounding win Friday, topping Toledo with a 3-0 sweep. The Huskies (8-7, 1-0 MAC) held the Rockets’ (1-13, 0-1 MAC) offense in check throughout the night, posting nine blocks and holding UT to a .067 attack percentage. The victory also extended NIU’s home-winning streak...
Go Huskies!
At least 35 Northern Illinois University athletic events, including nearly every home men’s and women’s basketball game, will be available to fans across the nation for free on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app in 2014-15. NIU, the Mid-American Conference and ESPN made the joint announcement Wednesday. NIU is one of three MAC institutions selected to...
Mary Grace Kelly
The Northern Illinois University volleyball team closed out its California trip Saturday night in Santa Barbara with a 3-1 loss to UC Santa Barbara. After taking the first set with an impressive offensive showing, the Huskies (7-7) could not contain the Gauchos (5-6) in the ensuing sets, as UCSB finished the night with 69 kills...
Lauren Zielinski
The Northern Illinois University volleyball team nearly came back from a 2-0 deficit Friday at the Mott Athletics Center, but ultimately suffered a 3-1 loss to Cal Poly. The Mustangs (5-4) held the Huskies (7-5) to a .158 attack percentage in the defeat, while holding a 59-48 advantage in kills. “In the first set, there...
Playing in Victor E. Court for the first time in over two weeks, the Northern Illinois University volleyball team scored a hard-fought win Tuesday with a 3-1 triumph over UIC. The Huskies (7-4) stuffed the Flames’ (4-8) offense, totaling 14 blocks as a team. NIU also tallied seven service aces and held UIC to a...
Anna Brereton
Northern Illinois University senior Mackenzie Roddy (San Bernardino, Calif./Cajon) and  freshman Anna Brereton (Sun Prairie, Wis./Sun Prairie) have been named the MAC West Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, the league announced Monday. This marks the second time this season that Roddy has garnered the award, while it is the first for Brereton. It...
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