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Senior middle blocker Kennedy Wallace and Junior setter Grace Balensiefer await an opponents attack Oct. 25, 2019.

Volleyball drops two road losses, lose West division title hopes

By Justin Kelley | November 4, 2019

Junior middle blocker Kennedy Wallace and sophomore setter Grace Balensiefer await an opponent's attack Oct. 25 during NIU's 3-1 victory against Kent State University at the Convocation Center.

Volleyball has split two sets with Miami, match is in full swing at Convo

Volleyball has split two sets with Miami, match is in full swing at Convo

By Justin Kelley | October 12, 2019

DeKALB — The Huskies took the first set 25-21, after being behind 16-10 midway through the first set. The Huskies monumental comeback was led by first-year outside hitter Kaitlyn Bell and junior outside hitter Kennedy Wallace with four kills each.The...

Senior setter Amanda Krahl jump sets junior middle blocker Kennedy Wallace Aug. 30 in a 3-1 loss to Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville.

Volleyball not enough for South Dakota and Bradley, open MAC Friday

By Justin Kelley | September 20, 2019

DeKALB — Two three-set losses plagued the volleyball team when it participated in the Bradley University tournament, losing 3-0 Friday to University of South Dakota, and 3-0 Saturday to the Bradley Braves.The Bradley tournament was the last of the Huskies’...

The womens volleyball team waits for the beginning of a match Saturday against Niagara University in San Antonio.

Huskies snap losing streak at Cardinal Challenge

By Justin Kelley | September 16, 2019

DeKALB — Junior liberio Miranda Karlen surpassed the 1,000 dig mark over the weekend at Cardinal Challenge.Head coach Ray Gooden talked to NIU athletics about Karlen’s accomplishment.“It’s nice for Miranda to reach that milestone,” Gooden said....

Sophomore setter Grace Balensiefer positions her feet for a set during warmups Aug. 30 against Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville at Victor E. Court.

Volleyball loses at home to Texas Tech

By Northern Star Sports Staff | September 9, 2019

Sophomore setter Grace Balensiefer positions her feet for a set during warmups Aug. 30 against Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville at Victor E. Court.

Volleyball loses season opening away match to Chicago State

By Justin Kelley | September 5, 2019

DeKALB — With a 3-1 loss to Chicago State University, the volleyball team has lost its opening away match of the season for the fifth year in a row.The Huskies came in riding high off wins from two of their last three matches.Chicago State took control...

Senior quarterback Ross Bowers eyes the left side of the field for an open receiver Saturday against Illinois State University at Huskie Stadium.

Football victory headlines opening week matches in NIU Athletics

By Matt Boecker | September 3, 2019

Senior quarterback Ross Bowers eyes the left side of the field for an open receiver Saturday against Illinois State University at Huskie Stadium.

Volleyball sets off season in the NIU Invitational

By Justin Kelley | September 2, 2019

DeKALB —  Over the weekend the volleyball team kicked off its season with two victories and one defeat when it hosted the annual NIU Invitational.In match one, the Huskies defeated Fairleigh Dickinson University Knights, three sets to one. The Huskies...

Volleyball splits two MAC games

By Khobi Price | October 28, 2018

The volleyball team bounced back from a loss to the Ball State University Cardinals (20-25, 13-25, 18-25) Friday by defeating the University of Toledo Rockets (25-20, 23-25, 25-16, 25-15) Saturday to remain above .500 in Mid-American Conference play.The...

With the uncertainties surrounding athletic attendance due to the COVID-19 Delta variant, the Northern Star will be at events, like volleyball, updating you whether you can attend or not. The Huskies will host various home events throughout the fall.

Volleyball gets two conference wins

By Khobi Price | October 9, 2017

The volleyball team celebrates after its home win against Central Michigan Sept. 30. The Huskies got two wins this weekend to even up their conference record at 3-3.