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Freshman middle blocker Shleby Seurer (4) attempts to hit the ball over the net against the Illinois-Chicago Flames Tuesday at Victor E. Court. Seurer and the Huskies downed the Flames in four sets, 3-1.

Volleyball extinguishes Flames

By Steve Shonder | September 16, 2014

Volleyball had to put out the Flames to push its home record to .500.The Huskies (7-4) beat the Illinois-Chicago Flames (4-8), 3-1 in four sets (25-18, 22-25,25-19, 25-17), Tuesday at Victor E. Court. The win was the Huskies’ sixth in their last eight...

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 sweeps UNI

By Rhema Rhea | September 9, 2014

Volleyball (4-3) traveled to the Hawkeye State for the second time in four nights and notched a 3-0 sweep on the road against Northern Iowa (2-5) Tuesday.The Panthers had their recent dominance of the Huskies halted, with NIU taking the match in straight...

Volleyball can’t pull off sweep

By Rhema Rhea | September 7, 2014

Volleyball won two of three matches as it took its talents west this weekend for the first road test of the season.The Huskies (3-3) swept Tennessee and Nebraska-Omaha in straight sets Friday before losing in the Iowa State Challenge tournament championship...

Roddy’s ‘passion’ lies in volleyball

By Rhema Rhea | September 3, 2014

Volleyball was not always the sport senior outside hitter Mackenzie Roddy wanted to pursue. Up until her sophomore year at Cajon High School in San Bernardino, Calif., Roddy was a tennis player.Tennis was a family affair for the Roddys, as Jessica and...

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,...

Volleyball looking forward to future

By Mike Romor | November 25, 2013

Volleyball head coach Ray Gooden expected this season to be a rebuilding year for his team, but the Huskies proved they are capable of much bigger things.Despite losing five seniors from last season, NIU finished 19-13 overall, going 10-6 in the MAC for...

Roddy’s strength key in volleyball’s success

By Mike Romor | October 15, 2013

Volleyball’s Mackenzie Roddy is versatile in every sense of the word.Starting her career as a sophomore in high school, Roddy quickly adapted to the sport and dropped tennis, which her sisters play collegiately. By the time she left high school, the...

Senior Kayla Zano (8) jumps up to set the ball Tuesday night as junior Emily Paschke (18) readies a spike and freshman Mary Grace Kelly (20) runs in for support against Northern Iowa at the Convocation Center.

Volleyball can’t find a rhythm vs. Northern Iowa

By Mike Romor | September 17, 2013

There was a lack of energy from volleyball early in Tuesday night’s match against Northern Iowa.By the end of the match, that lack of energy was on full display through the body language and facial expressions of every Huskie. It became apparent after...

Kayla Zeno (8) high-fives the bench Saturday after NIU scores a point versus Liberty at the Convocation Center.

Volleyball starts weekend strong, fades at end

By Mike Romor | September 3, 2013

Coming off a solid 2-1 showing in the NIU Invitational, volleyball matched up at home against Missouri State Monday.After taking the first set, NIU (2-2) struggled to find consistency and lost the match in four sets, 22-25, 25-18, 25-13, 25-23.Junior...

Baxter, Roddy names NIU Scholar-Athletes

By Northern Star Staff | November 19, 2012

This week’s recipients of the NIU Scholar-Athletes of the Week award are senior defensive end Alan Baxter and sophomore outside hitter MacKenzie Roddy. Baxter played a significant role in the Huskies’ MAC West clinching 31-24 victory over Toledo Wednesday...

Volleyball sweeps Toledo, overcomes Ball State in road games

By Mike Romor | November 4, 2012

After splitting its two home matches last weekend, NIU volleyball knew what it had to get the job done on the road. The Huskies (18-12, 9-5 MAC) did just that, sweeping Toledo (8-19, 2-12) and downing Ball State (13-14, 6-8) 3-1. NIU opened strong against...