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Volleyball splits weekend play, fall to Eastern Michigan, destroy Central Michigan

By Mike Romor | October 28, 2012

Heading into the weekend after a pair of disappointing road losses, NIU volleyball wanted to get back on track at home against a couple of its biggest MAC rivals. The Huskies (16-2, 7-5 MAC) opened the weekend with a loss for the second time this season...

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)...

Volleyball splits weekend matches against W. Michigan, Miami-Ohio

By Mike Romor | October 7, 2012

After sweeping its MAC matches last weekend, NIU volleyball hoped for a repeat performance. The Huskies (13-9, 4-2 MAC) ended up splitting the pair of matches, losing at home before winning on the road. The Huskies hosted Western Michigan (11-7, 4-2 MAC)...

Volleyball to play Ball State on Friday

By Mike Romor | September 26, 2012

Following a strenuous 14-match road trip, volleyball will play in DeKalb for the first time in a month. The first home match for the Huskies (10-8, 1-1 MAC) since Aug. 28, will be against conference rival Ball State (9-6, 2-0 MAC) Friday. “It’s good...

Volleyball shows improvement

Volleyball shows improvement

By Mike Romor | September 12, 2012

In the last year, NIU volleyball lost two All-Americans and one of the most prolific outside hitters in its program’s history. This could have, and should have, been a massive blow for NIU volleyball, but they have bounced back. What probably is a haymaker...

Volleyball travels out west for start of its four game road trip

Volleyball travels out west for start of its four game road trip

By Mike Romor | August 30, 2012

After opening the season at home, NIU volleyball is headed to unfamiliar territory this weekend as the program competes in Stockton, Calif. The Huskies (2-2) will open up the Community Bankers Classic, hosted by Pacific, against Nevada at 7 p.m. Friday...

Freshman making major strides

By Mike Romor | November 17, 2011

NIU volleyball player MacKenzie Roddy is no stranger to success on the court.First with tennis, then volleyball, Roddy has always been a major threat in both sports. Roddy felt quitting tennis to join volleyball was the right decision for herself. After...