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NIU head coach Ray Gooden (right) speaks with junior outside hitter T’ara Austin and junior defensive specialist Malia Gabel on Saturday at Victor E. Court. NIU went winless in the Huskie Invitational after losing three consecutive games.

Volleyball’s Gooden wins MAC Coach of the Year for fourth time

By Northern Star staff | November 24, 2015

Volleyball head coach Ray Gooden has been named the MAC Coach of the Year for the fourth time in his career.The honor comes after the Huskies lost to Ohio in the MAC Championship on Sunday despite winning their regular season championship and going 19-11...

Grams goes from court to sidelines as grad assistant for volleyball

By Mike Romor | September 4, 2013

While every other senior on 2012’s volleyball roster stepped away from the program after last season’s end, Sam Grams remained.Grams became the first graduate assistant to perform under coach Ray Gooden in his 12 years with NIU.Gooden was in need...

Volleyball defeats Bowling Green on Senior Night

By Mike Romor | November 11, 2012

After a loss Thursday on the road against Western Michigan, NIU volleyball knew it had to end its weekend strong against the top team from the MAC East. NIU (19-13, 10-6 MAC) did just that, defeating Bowling Green (18-10, 13-3) on Senior Night in front...

Volleyball ends conference season this weekend

By Mike Romor | November 7, 2012

A trying conference season for NIU volleyball ends this weekend with two of the toughest matches of the year. The Huskies (18-12, 9-5 MAC) sit in second place in the MAC West behind only Western Michigan (18-9, 11-3), who they face off against in Kalamazoo,...

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