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Sue Hayes
The Northern Illinois volleyball team opened up its first West Coast trip since 1997 with its first sweep of 2012 as the Huskies (3-2) topped Nevada (1-3), 25-20, 25-16, 26-24, to open Pacific’s Community Bankers Classic Friday evening at Alex G. Spanos Center. The key to NIU’s second straight victory was the stellar performance the...
MacKenzie Roddy
Behind an electric crowd during Northern Illinois’ first week of class, the NIU volleyball team took down Green Bay 3-1 (25-13, 22-25, 25-12, 25-15) on Tuesday night at Victor E. Court. “Tonight was an awesome and fun win here,” said NIU head coach Ray Gooden. “We had great energy with our crowd here at Victor...
Sarah Angelos
Less than 24 hours after grinding out a tough five-set win over 2011 NCAA Tournament team North Dakota State, the Northern Illinois volleyball team couldn’t do it again against another 2011 NCAA team as Wichita State edged the Huskies in five sets (18-25, 25-21, 22-25, 25-22, 22-20) on Saturday afternoon at Victor E. Court. With...
NIU Huskies volleyball team
The Northern Illinois volleyball team welcomed a new season in style as the Huskies won a hard-fought 3-2 contest over North Dakota State to open the NIU Invitational as 11th-year head coach Ray Gooden pulled the string before the match to unravel NIU’s 2011 MAC Championship banner in the rafters of Victor E. Court Friday...
Mary Kurisch
Fresh off a stellar junior season, Northern Illinois senior middle blocker Mary Kurisch was named to the 2012 Preseason All-Mid-American Conference Team, the league announced Wednesday. Voted on by the league’s coaches, the team includes six selections from each division. Starting all 35 matches last season, the 6’2” La Crosse, Wis. (West Salem H.S.) native...
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...
A pile of volleyballs await the NIU Huskies
Following a second straight historic campaign that saw the Huskies win the Mid-American Conference regular season championship and reach the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2001, the Northern Illinois volleyball team began its title defense in earnest Thursday. The team reported to preseason camp Wednesday and held its first practice of the 2012...
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...
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...
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