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NIU head volleyball coach Ray Gooden speaks with sophomore libero Francesca Bertucci between rallies in the Huskies’ first regular season game against the New Jersey Institute of Technology on Aug. 26. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Ray Gooden out as head coach of NIU volleyball

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Editor | November 18, 2022

DeKALB – Ray Gooden will no longer serve as NIU's head volleyball coach after NIU Athletics announced it will not renew Gooden’s contract, NIU’s Vice President and Director of Athletics Sean Frazier announced Friday. Gooden’s NIU career...

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...

Volleyball set to host Western Michigan in last home game

By Kyle Mathas | November 14, 2019

DeKALB — The volleyball team will host the Western Michigan University Broncos in its last home match of the season Thursday.Heading into the matchup, the Huskies have a chance at leveling their home record this season. NIU is currently 5-6 at Victor...

Huskies lose twice at home, see losing streak extend

By Marcel Carrasco | November 11, 2019

DeKALB — The volleyball team has struggled this season and its record is clear evidence.The Huskies have picked up five victories in the Mid-American Conference this season and sit at third place in the West division with a 5-9 record.The Huskies first...

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

DeKALB — The volleyball team fell short in two-away matches Friday and Saturday and now are out of contention to win the Mid-American Conference West division. NIU was swept in the matches, losing to the Eastern Michigan University Eagles and Central...

Volleyball to play two road MAC matches, Karlen, Balensiefer win conference awards

By Justin Kelley | November 1, 2019

DeKALB — Junior libero Miranda Karlen and sophomore setter Grace Balensiefer earned Mid American Conference honors for their performances Friday and Saturday, which led to wins over Kent State University and Ohio University.Karlen was named MAC West...

Senior setter Amanda Krahl (left), has a word with junior libero Miranda Karlen Friday during an eventual 3-1 victory against Kent State University at Victor E. Court.

Huskies earn Homecoming royalty with two MAC victories

By Justin Kelley | October 28, 2019

DeKALB — Homecoming week brought out the best of the volleyball team as the Huskies won Friday against Kent State University and Saturday against Ohio University.The Huskies won both matches in four sets, the second time this season the team has won...

Senior setter Amanda Krahl (left), has a word with junior libero Miranda Karlen Friday during an eventual 3-1 victory against Kent State University at Victor E. Court.

Huskies beat Kent State in first of two Homecoming weekend matches, host Ohio next

By Justin Kelley | October 25, 2019

DeKALB — Kaitlyn Bell, first year outside hitter, anchored the Huskies’ offense Friday in a 3-1 victory over Kent State University at Victor E. Court. Friday kicked off one of two Homecoming matches for NIU. Kent State came out very aggressive in...

Gooden says team is eager to defend home court, Huskies to play twice during Homecoming week

By Justin Kelley | October 23, 2019

DeKALB — The volleyball team is in position to rebound from back-to-back Mid-American Conference road losses Friday against University of Akron and Saturday against University of Buffalo.NIU was swept in both matches, bringing its record to 6-16 on...

Volleyball blanked in two road MAC games

By Justin Kelley | October 21, 2019

DeKALB — The volleyball team remains in third place in the Mid-American Conference West Division despite dropping two away games Friday and Saturday. The Huskies lost Friday in three sets to the University of Akron Zips and Saturday against the University...

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

Volleyball drop hard-fought match in five sets

By Justin Kelley | October 13, 2019

DeKALB — NIU volleyball fans brought the heat to Victor E. Court Saturday night against the Miami University – Ohio RedHawks. Though fan involvement played a huge role in the match, Miami was able to beat NIU in five sets, 3-2.The Huskies took the...