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Feeding off the energy of a raucous Victor E. Court crowd, the Northern Illinois volleyball team gave No. 3 USC all it could handle Saturday afternoon, but the Huskies fell, 3-1. The loss drops the Huskies to 3-3 on the year, while the Trojans move to 6-0. Despite being even in many statistical categories, USC...
Alexis “Pookie” Gonzalez
The Mid-American Conference announced Friday that two Northern Illinois volleyball matches will be televised on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel as part of the league’s new regional partnership. The first appearance by the Huskies begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, when they travel to Bowling Green in a rematch of last year’s MAC Championship match....
Justine Schepler
The Northern Illinois volleyball team went the distance for the third time in five matches Wednesday night at Victor E. Court, but emerged victorious by defeating Western Illinois, 3-2. The win pushes NIU’s record to 3-2 on the season, while WIU drops to 2-2. The Huskie defense was the story of the game with 77...
Paige Dacanay
Despite a valiant comeback in the fourth set, the Northern Illinois volleyball team could not rally Monday afternoon at Victor E. Court as they fell to the Missouri State Bears, 3-1. The loss drops the Huskies to 2-2 on the season, while Missouri State moves to 3-1. NIU had three players with double-digit kills on...
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...
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 –...
Sarah Angelos
The Northern Illinois volleyball team officially began their 2013 campaign Friday, as the team reported to campus in preparation for the preseason. The team went 21-15 a season ago under head coach Ray Gooden – the team’s third consecutive 20-win season – and advanced to the MAC Championship match for the third year in a...
NIU Huskie volleyball players
The Northern Illinois volleyball team has earned the American Volleyball Coaches Association’s Team Academic Award for the fifth consecutive season, the organization announced Thursday. “It’s wonderful for our volleyball student-athletes to be recognized for their efforts in the classroom,” said NIU head coach Ray Gooden. “It helps us stay true our mission of being champions...
Victor E. Huskie is ready to party!
Jordan Lynch of the Northern Illinois football team and Mary Kurisch from the Huskie volleyball team were named NIU’s male and female Athletes of the Year on Thursday night as NIU Athletics held its fourth annual Victors Awards at the Egyptian Theatre. The all-sports, ESPY-style awards show highlighted the on-field and off-field accomplishments of Huskie...
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...
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