Northern Star

Love at first spike

Mike Romor

November 10, 2011

The love of volleyball formed a love beyond the court between two coaches on NIU volleyball's staff.Dan and Coley Pawlikowski originally were opponents on the court, but now they work in harmony in life and in their careers."I think right when we started coaching together we started coaching club toget...

5 Minutes With…Amber Walker, NIU volleyball player

Katie Leb

April 12, 2011

Not knowing whether she was eligible to play volleyball or even if she was accepted to a university, Amber Walker packed up all her belongings and left home. Having to ferry her loaded truck from Juneau, Alaska to Seattle, Wash., she arrived in the lower 48 and has not had time to look back. Assistant coach Coley...

Pawlikowski garners accolades

Katie Leb

March 20, 2011

To Coley Pawlikowski, volleyball is more than a sport; it's a career. An alumna of the NIU volleyball program, Pawlikowski returned in 2009 as an assistant coach and recruiter. Coaching alongside her husband Dan, she incorporates volleyball into all aspects of her life, all year long. Recently, Pawliko...