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Katie Jablonski (Left) and Francesca Bertucci high fiving before the team’s Saturday game against CMU. (Alyssa Queen | Northern Star)

Jablonski, Mihacevich reach career milestones during Ypsi road trip

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Editor | November 12, 2022

DeKALB – NIU volleyball is on cusp of a Mid-American Conference Tournament berth after registering back-to-back wins over Eastern Michigan University in its final weekend series of the regular season. The Huskies (17-10, 10-7 MAC) won each of their...

Senior outside hitter Katie Jablonski has earned her first Huskie of the Week honor following one of her final weekends playing volleyball for the NIU Huskies. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Huskie of the Week: Katie Jablonski

By Northern Star Sports Staff | November 7, 2022

DeKALB – A 23-kill weekend performance by senior outside hitter Katie Jablonski from NIU volleyball has earned her the title of the Northern Star’s Huskie of the Week. Jablonski led the Huskie offense during Saturday’s 3-0 victory over the Central...

From left: Sophomore libero Francesca Bertucci, senior outside hitter Katie Jablonski, sophomore middle blocker Charli Atiemo and junior setter Ella Mihacevich prepare for a new rally against NJIT on Aug. 26. The Huskies took the match 3-0 as part of their first win at the Huskie Invitational. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Volleyball’s rally stalls in four-set defeat

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Editor | November 4, 2022

DeKALB – A 22-14 lead in Friday’s deciding set wasn’t enough to keep the Huskies’ comeback hopes alive as the NIU volleyball team fell to the Central Michigan University Chippewas 3-1 at Victor E. Court. NIU started the match down big, trailing...

Katie Jablonski (Left) and Charli Atiemo celebrate a point scored at Friday nights game against the Rams. The huskies won the game, winning three of the four matches.  (Milly Landa | Northern Star)

Jablonski’s NIU journey from sophomore transfer to seasoned leader

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Editor | November 3, 2022

The curtains have almost drawn on the college career of senior outside hitter Katie Jablonski, a standout on the NIU volleyball team and the one-time transfer from New Hampshire. Jablonski is one of three seniors, all outside hitters, nearing their...