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Lauren Zielinski (17), redshirt sophomore middle blocker, spikes the ball Saturday at Victor E. Court in the match against the Eastern Michigan Eagles. The Huskies’ 3-2 loss to the Eagles was their first loss in DeKalb since Aug. 30.

Volleyball upset by Miami in semifinals

By Rhema Rhea | November 24, 2014

No. 2 volleyball’s (21-10, 14-2 MAC) comeback attempt fell short as it lost in the MAC Tournament semifinals, 3-2, to the No. 3 Miami (Ohio) RedHawks (21-9, 12-4 MAC).The Huskies were upset by a lower seed like the No. 1 Ohio Bobcats were earlier in...

5 minutes with… Volleyball’s seniors

By Rhema Rhea | November 19, 2014

Volleyball seniors Mackenzie Roddy and Emily Paschke will close out their NIU careers on the road after they played at Victor E. Court for the last time Saturday.NIU went 21-9 overall and 14-2 in the MAC this season. The conference record is the exact...

Paschke wins starting job, shows defensive expertise

By Rhema Rhea | October 28, 2014

Senior middle blocker Emily Paschke has gained a close friend and a starting role on the front line over her four-year career with the volleyball team.The 6-foot-2 defensive-minded senior has started in all 24 matches, playing in 84 of NIU’s 90 sets...

Volleyball rages on in MAC

By Rhema Rhea | October 12, 2014

Volleyball has extended it conference-opening winning streak to six games, which marks NIU’s best start to MAC play since 1984.The Huskies (13-7, 6-0 MAC) won a five-set thriller against the Eastern Michigan Eagles (26-24, 25-15, 19-25, 24-26, 15-10)...

Volleyball drops three games in Calif.

By Rhema Rhea | September 21, 2014

Volleyball (7-7) couldn’t get in the right groove Friday and Saturday during the UCSB/Cal Poly Invitational.Coming into the weekend the Huskies had an impressive 5-2 mark away from home, but they were swept by the opposing teams over the two-day span...

Volleyball wins 2 of 3 games on road

By Rhema Rhea | September 14, 2014

Volleyball (6-4) entered the season having a “road warriors” mentality, and that’s exactly what it brought during the Morehead State Invitational.The Huskies improved their record away from home to 5-2, beating home team Morehead State Eagles (0-9),...

Volleyball needs to improve on ‘technical things’

By Rhema Rhea | September 1, 2014

Volleyball dropped two straight games to finish its first weekend of play 1-2 after starting the season with a bang in the opener.PresbyterianFriday, the Huskies opened the 2014 season with a win against the Presbyterian Blue Hose in four sets (25-8,...

Veterans to carry volleyball early on

By Rhema Rhea | August 24, 2014

Volleyball heads into the season with starters who are set to begin play.Following a 19-13 overall record, including a 10-6 record in MAC play, a season ago, the Huskies are returning 10 letter-winners and four starters.“I think on both ends our team...

Paschke adds ‘block first’ mentality

By Mike Romor | October 28, 2013

Volleyball’s Emily Paschke has made the most of her opportunities on the court this season.The junior middle blocker and right side hitter has shown excellent blocking abilities throughout her three years at NIU. Last season, Paschke played well off...

Stephen, Paschke win Scholar-Athlete of the Week

By Northern Star Staff | October 15, 2012

Courtney Stephen of football and Emily Paschke of volleyball are this week’s winners of NIU Scholar-Athlete of the Week. Stephen, a red shirt senior safety, played on both defense and special teams in the Huskies’ 45-3 victory against Buffalo Saturday....

Volleyball sweeps it weekend matches, beats Akron saturday

By Mike Romor | October 14, 2012

After winning its previous two matches in a row, NIU volleyball took on Akron Saturday night. The Huskies (15-9, 6-2 MAC) took down the Zips (10-10, 3-5 MAC) at home 23-25, 25-18, 18-25, 25-23, 15-10. The win gave moved the Huskies into a three-way tie...

Volleyball hopes to win pair of weekend games

By Mike Romor | October 11, 2012

Homecoming weekend will be significant for NIU volleyball as it looks to win a pair of cross-divisional MAC matches at home. The Huskies (13-9, 4-2 MAC) hope for their 11th win in their last 15 matches when they square off against Buffalo (7-11, 1-5 MAC)...