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Alexis Gonzalez
The Northern Illinois volleyball team kept the No. 23 Ohio State Buckeyes close for the entirety of the match, but came just short in a 3-2 loss Saturday night at Victor E. Court. In front of a raucous home crowd, the Huskies notched 18 team blocks on the night to stymie the Ohio State attack...
MacKenzie Roddy
The Northern Illinois volleyball team earned their first sweep of the season Saturday afternoon in Victor E. Court with a 3-0 win over the Liberty Flames. The Huskies made quick work of the Flames, a team that has advanced to the last two NCAA Tournaments, behind holding convincing edges in hitting percentage (.300-.030), kills (45-22)...
Kayla Zeno
The Northern Illinois volleyball team got its season off to a good start Friday night in Victor E. Court, as they defeated the Green Bay Phoenix, 3-2, at the NIU Invitational. With a win against the former NIU assistant coach Michaela Franklin-led Phoenix, the Huskies extended their home-opener win streak to six matches and 12...
Sarah Angelos and MacKenzie Roddy
Northern Illinois senior Sarah Angelos (Waukegan, Ill./Waukegan) and junior MacKenzie Roddy (San Bernardino, Calif./Cajon) were both picked to the Mid-American Conference’s Preseason All-Conference team, the league announced today. The selection of Angelos and Roddy to the team marks the third consecutive year NIU has been represented on the team and the second time that the...
Justine Schepler
The Northern Illinois volleyball team is once again predicted to finish near the top of the conference in 2013, as the Huskies were picked second in the Mid-American Conference’s West Division by the league’s coaches. NIU received four first place votes in the poll and was one of four schools that received votes to win...
MacKenzie Roddy
With 20-plus wins in each of the last three seasons and three consecutive Mid-American Conference title match berths, the Northern Illinois volleyball team again looks the part of a conference title contender in 2013. Head coach Ray Gooden enters his 12th season at the helm – tied for the longest tenure in program history –...
Ray Gooden
The Northern Illinois volleyball team signed Brianna Horwath (Stillwater, Minn./Stillwater Area), Malia Gabel (Pinckney, Mich./Father Gabriel Richard) and Paige Dacanay (Crystal Lake, Ill./Prairie Ridge) to the 2013 recruiting class Thursday. Horwath, Gabel and Dacanay join T’ara Austin (Joeliet, Ill./Joliet Central), Mary Grace Kelly (Strongsville, Ohio/Walsh Jesuit) and Jenna Radtke (Buffalo Grove, Ill./Adlai E. Stevenson) in...
Go Huskies! NIU volleyball players surround Kayla Zeno (8) in celebration.
Northern Illinois senior Mary Kurisch (La Crosse, Wis./West Salem), junior Sarah Angelos (Waukegan, Ill./Waukegan) and sophomore MacKenzie Roddy (San Bernardino, Calif./Cajon) were selected to the Academic All-Mid-American Conference Team, the league announced Thursday. “I’m very happy for Sarah, Mary, MacKenzie and NIU volleyball,” said NIU head coach Ray Gooden, who has coached 14 Academic All-MAC...
Meghan Romo
The Northern Illinois volleyball team closed its 2012 season with a 3-1 loss at Marquette on Saturday evening at the Al McGuire Center as the Golden Eagles (27-6) possessed 52-46 kills, .305-.176 hitting, 70-60 digs and 10-4 blocks advantages over the Huskies (21-15) for a 28-26, 25-15, 15-25, 25-12 win. “Tonight was a match of...
Ray Gooden
The Northern Illinois volleyball team signed three student-athletes to National Letters of Intent for the 2013 season on Wednesday. The Huskies’ latest recruiting class is comprised of outside hitters T’ara Austin (Joeliet, Ill./Joliet Central) and Mary Grace Kelly (Strongsville, Ohio/Walsh Jesuit) and middle blocker Jenna Radtke (Buffalo Grove, Ill./Adlai E. Stevenson). A 5’8″ middle blocker...
Ray Gooden
Northern Illinois volleyball head coach Ray Gooden was named 2012 Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year, the league announced Tuesday. Voted on by the league’s coaches, the honor is the third, and second straight, for Gooden during his 11-year tenure as a Huskie. “I am very honored to be recognized like this by my peers,”...
Meghan Romo
An unlikely run to the 2012 Mid-American Conference Tournament championship ended Sunday afternoon in a heartbreaking fashion for No. 4-seeded Northern Illinois at SPIRE Institute. The Huskies went up 2-0 in the match and had two chances to sweep for their first MAC Tournament championship since 2001, but didn’t convert either time and then Bowling...
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