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GET ACTIVE - Two intramural volleyball players face off at the net. NMUs Club Volleyball is open to all students and encourages a friendly and active environment where you can meet new friends.

The friendly game of intramural volleyball

Nathan Kwapisz and Abbey Lamb March 23, 2023

Volleyball is one of the many intramural sports that Northern Michigan University offers, providing a great community of individuals who are looking for a relaxed environment to enjoy the sport. In addition...

HONORED — The ’Cats will be honoring their group of seniors this weekend at home. Lizzy Stark, Ali Yacko and Maddie Crowley have been with Coach Mike Lozier since he started at NMU.

NMU Volleyball back home to wrap up regular season, honor seniors

Chris Anderson November 7, 2022

The women's volleyball team will finally be back home to honor their seniors after being on the road 11 of the last 13 matches. They have fared well with a 9-5 record over that span, being swept only once...

FREE AGENT — The intramural volleyball season is underway; players are still able to sign up on the IM school website to join teams as a free agent or to create a team.

Intramural volleyball fosters high energy environment

Nathan Kwapisz November 2, 2022

Makayla Weaver, an exercise science major, joined the intramural volleyball team at NMU after her friends persuaded her to join for the social and athletic aspects. After attending the practices, she fell...

REVENGE - The Cats will head to Wayne St. on Oct. 29 for the second match of the season. The Warriors won 3-2 in the Vandament Arena in the first match.

Volleyball: NMU falls to M. Tech in 3-0 sweep

Chris Anderson October 27, 2022

Women's Volleyball started a five-game road trip that started in Grand Rapids, MI last Friday night as they were set to face off against Davenport University. The teams battled the first two sets with...

UP NEXT - NMU will travel to Grand Rapids this weekend to start a 5-game road trip. NMU swept Davenport 3-0 earlier in the season at home.

Volleyball: Critical 5 game road trip coming up for the ‘Cats

Chris Anderson October 20, 2022

The NMU Women's Volleyball team had a tough time in the Midwest Regional Volleyball Crossover last weekend as the 'Cats went 1-2 in the tournament. Unfortunately, they weren't able to put together a full...

BACK HOME - The Cats are back home and, in the gym, as they prepare for Wayne St. and Saginaw Valley.

Volleyball hopes to continue their success, starts season 14-3

Chris Anderson October 10, 2022

NMU’s Women’s volleyball team is off to a red-hot start for the first half of the season as they are boasting a 14-3 record while seven of those wins are 3-0 sweeps of their opponents. NMU's Jacqueline...

NMU DOMINATES - GLIAC Offensive Player of the Week Meghan Meyer gets match point as the third set 25-23 to sweep the second GLIAC opponent of the weekend 3-0. Jacqueline Smith, Lizzy Stark and Meyer each recorded double digit points in the 3-set match.

Wildcats sweep Grand Valley, Davenport over the weekend

Chris Anderson, Sports Editor September 14, 2022

The Wildcats (9-1, 2-0 GLIAC) started Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play this weekend as they faced Grand Valley State (7-3, 1-1 GLIAC) on Friday, Sep. 9 and Davenport University (8-3,...

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 do about it, until there was.
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 Volleyball team.
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