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ROARING RESPONSE—Freshman middle blocker Olivia Webber attempts a spike against Davenport on Sunday, Sept. 19. NMU looks for a response this weekend on the road against Northwood and Lake Superior State. Brendan Sullivan/NW

‘Cats volleyball looks to bounce back after tough home weekend

Dallas Wiertella, Staff Writer September 24, 2021

The NMU Volleyball team played its first conference matches of the season at home this past weekend, defeating Ferris State University (3-1) on Friday, and falling to Grand Valley State University (3-0)...

PUSHING FORWARD—Freshman setter Caylie Barlage celebrates a point for NMU last weekend in the Indianapolis Tournament. She had a lot more playing time than expected due to the injury of junior setter Lauren Van Remortel. The Cats look to have everyone healthy for the three upcoming home GLIAC matches. Photo courtesy of NMU Athletics.

Volleyball begins conference play with three home matches

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor September 15, 2021

It was a challenging beginning to the start of the season for the NMU Volleyball team, starting 3-5 in the non-conference after playing in two competitive tournaments.  Five losses seem like a lot...

POLLS ARE OUT—The NMU Volleyball team celebrates winning the GLIAC Tournament title after defeating Michigan Tech back in April. Despite this result, and many contributors coming back, the Wildcats are projected to finish behind MTU in the GLIAC North Division Preseason Poll. Photo courtesy of NMU Athletics.

Volleyball projected second in new GLIAC poll

Travis Nelson, Sports Editor August 30, 2021

After a historic season that saw the NMU Volleyball team capture the GLIAC Regular Season and Tournament championships in the spring, the Wildcats are ranked second in the North Division in the 2021 GLIAC...

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Opinion—Volleyball’s historic run didn’t have to end when it did

Travis Nelson April 15, 2021

The pandemic has caused a lot of grief for a lot of people, there’s no doubting that. In the sports world, many events and games have been canceled over this past year. There was nothing anybody could...

CONFERENCE CHAMPS—The NMU Volleyball team earned a share of the GLIAC title with Michigan Tech after splitting the series against the Huskies this past weekend. The Cats open up GLIAC Tournament play as the second seed. Photo courtesy of Meghan Meyer.

Volleyball splits conference title with Michigan Tech

Dallas Wiertella April 8, 2021

This past weekend marked the final series of the regular season for the NMU Women's Volleyball team. The Wildcats finished off the season strong with a split against Michigan Tech University and won the...

ALL THEY DO IS WIN—Sophomore setter Lauren Van Remortel sets the ball for one of her NMU teammates earlier this season. The NMU Womens Volleyball team is off to a strong start this year, winning seven of their first eight games. Photo courtesy of Lauren Van Remortel.

Volleyball starts season red hot with seven-game win streak

Dallas Wiertella March 18, 2021

The NMU Women’s Volleyball team recently faced off against Northwood University and added to their win streak with a sweep over the Timberwolves. The Wildcats are now 7-1, having only one loss to Ferris...

SWEEPING SAGINAW—NMU junior rightside hitter Hailey Wickstrom goes up for the spike during last season when fans were actually allowed in arenas. Her team picked a sweep over Saginaw Valley State this past weekend. Photo courtesy of Hailey Wickstrom.

‘Cats Volleyball gets convincing sweep of Saginaw Valley State

Travis Nelson March 3, 2021

The NMU Volleyball team is off to a hot start in GLIAC play this season at 3-1 after facing off with Ferris State and Saginaw Valley State. The Wildcats faced the latter this past weekend in their home...

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Sophomore outside hitter Leticia Antunes rises up for a spike during the University of Illinois at Springfield Capitol City Tournament last weekend. Antunes finished the weekend with 50 kills, which tied her for second most on the team for the weekend.

Red hot season opener

Tyler Young August 30, 2018

The Northern Michigan University Volleyball team has charged out of the starting gate with a perfect 4-0 record after their domination at the University of Illinois at Springfield Capital Classic Tournament...

Volleyball ends season at GLIAC semi-finals

Volleyball ends season at GLIAC semi-finals

Ryan Spitza November 30, 2017

The NMU Volleyball team’s season came to an end last week at the hands of Michigan Tech in the GLIAC tournament semi-finals, which also hypothetically knocked the Wildcats out of the NCAA Tournament...

Photo by Emma Case: Senior setter Jami Hogeboom serves the ball against the Northwood Timberwolves. Hogeboom has accumulated 47 kills this season and her career total stands at 157.

’Cats set to host GLIAC semi-finals

Ryan Spitza November 16, 2017

After earning the second seed in the GLIAC Tournament with wins over then-No. 17 Ferris State and Northwood last weekend, the NMU Volleyball team opened tournament play with a 3-1 victory over seventh-seeded...

’Cats set to finish conference play

’Cats set to finish conference play

Trevor Drew November 9, 2017

The Wildcat Volleyball team forced five sets against the Michigan Tech Huskies but were unable to overcome their rival in a thrilling match over the weekend. “It’s heartbreaking to lose but I...

Look out Huskies: Volleyball prepares for rival game against Tech

Look out Huskies: Volleyball prepares for rival game against Tech

Ryan Spitza November 2, 2017

The NMU Women’s Volleyball team capped its final road trip of the regular season with sweeps of Lake Superior State and Saginaw Valley State last weekend. The Wildcats defeated the Lakers by set...

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