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Huskies fall flat in tournament

By Danielle Brown | December 5, 2016

COLUMBIA, Mo. | The volleyball team saw a repeat of 2001 when they lost in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament Thursday against University Of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri.Missouri controlled most of the game and defeated the Huskies in straight...

Members of the team celebrate a point in an Oct. 15 match against University of Akron. NIU won the match 3-2. 

Volleyball celebrates 3rd consecutive title

By Danielle Brown | November 7, 2016

Members of the team celebrate a point in an Oct. 15 match against University of Akron. NIU won the match 3-2. 

MAC play begins at home for volleyball

By Danielle Brown | September 22, 2016

DeKALB | The women’s volleyball team begins Mid-American Conference play 7 p.m. Thursday on Victor E. Court as they host Western Michigan University.They begin conference play at 8-4 on the season, their most wins in non-conference play since 2012.NIU...

Volleyball building on strong chemistry

By Danielle Brown | August 22, 2016

Volleyball went 19-11 overall and 14-2 in the Mid-American Conference, making it to the MAC Championship game for the fourth time in six years.Unfortunately, the team fell to University of Ohio in the MAC Championship game in straight sets, 25-17, 25-11,...

Sophomore setter Alexis Gonzalez sets the ball in a game against Ball State. The Huskies have lost two straight games to the Cardinals dating back to 2014.

Volleyball prepares for Kent State, Ohio

By Danielle Brown | October 22, 2015

Volleyball (11-9, 7-1 MAC) is set to take on Kent State and Ohio this weekend.Though the Huskies are riding a five-game winning streak and the season is coming down the stretch this weekend, the girls plan to treat their games like any other, said junior...

Volleyball evens win and loss at Ball State, Toledo

By Danielle Brown | October 5, 2015

Volleyball (7-9, 3-1 MAC) went 1-1 last weekend, losing to Ball State but bouncing back with a win against Toledo.Ball StateBall State led for the majority of the set and held a 24-18 lead, but NIU put up an effort toward the end. Despite the comeback...

Tara Austin, a Junior from Joliet, Illinois, celebrates a point with her teammates. Austin led the Huskies in kills and points in their 3-0 win over Eastern Michigan on Saturday night.

Volleyball ends 4-game losing skid with 2 straight wins

By Danielle Brown | September 28, 2015

Volleyball (6-8, 2-0 MAC) faced off against Central Michigan and Eastern Michigan over the weekend, giving it a 2-0 start to conference play.Central MichiganThe game began with back-and-forth play from both teams as the first set was tied 7-7. Both teams...

Zielinski used injury to enhance play

By Rhema Rhea | November 4, 2014

In her first season with significant playing time, Lauren Zielinski, redshirt sophomore right side, has bounced back from injury and shown she deserves to be on the court.Zielinski missed her freshman season while recovering from an injury to her hitting...

Volleyball clinches playoff berth

By Rhema Rhea | November 2, 2014

Volleyball put its lone conference loss behind it this weekend, earning a berth in the MAC TournamentThe Huskies (18-8, 11-1 MAC) improved to 7-0 against MAC West opponents after beating the Ball State Cardinals (14-11, 8-4 MAC) Friday in Muncie, Ind....

Volleyball swept aside in 1st MAC loss

By Rhema Rhea | October 26, 2014

Volleyball (16-8, 9-1 MAC) split its weekend pair against Kent State and Ohio, losing in conference play for the first time in 10 games.The Huskies started the weekend off on a high note, taking down the Kent State Golden Flashes (11-11, 3-6 MAC) in four...

Volleyball halfway to MAC perfection

By Rhema Rhea | October 19, 2014

Volleyball (15-7, 8-0 MAC) reached a perfect eight wins in eight tries with weekend triumphs over Akron and Buffalo.The victories increased NIU’s lead atop the MAC West standings to two games over Ball State.Friday, the Huskies took care of the Akron...