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NKUs Joy Banks (6) goes up for the kill during the Norse 3-0 win over Green Bay on Friday.

NKU defeats UIC in emotional fashion

Brendan Connelly, Assistant Sports Editor October 31, 2021

The NKU volleyball team wrapped up the home portion of their regular season schedule on Sunday afternoon, defeating the UIC Flames 3-1. Both teams entered with only two conference losses, the same as league-leading...

The Norse await the ball from Green Bay during their 3-0 win on Friday night.

Norse win two crucial matches over Milwaukee, Green Bay

Matthew Dietz, Editor-in-Chief October 29, 2021

The Northern Kentucky volleyball team continued their winning ways on Thursday and Friday at Regents Hall, defeating the Milwaukee Panthers and Green Bay Phoenix respectively on Thursday and Friday...

Several NKU players go for the ball during NKUs 3-2 loss to Wright State on Friday.

NKU volleyball win streak snapped following loss against Wright State

Matthew Dietz, Editor-in-Chief October 23, 2021

  The NKU volleyball team had its seven-game winning streak snapped on Friday, as the Wright State Raiders came away with a five-set road victory in Highland Heights. The loss dropped the Norse...

Members of the NKU volleyball team celebrate a point during the 3-1 win over Oakland on Friday.

Norse down Oakland 3-1 Friday night

Brendan Connelly, Assistant Sports Editor October 16, 2021

In a clash of top-three teams in the Horizon League standings, Northern Kentucky defeated a tough Oakland team on Friday night inside Regents Hall. With the win, the Norse improve to 10-6 overall,...

Players on the NKU volleyball team cheer from the bench as the Norse defeat IUPUI on Saturday.

NKU volleyball defends home court with weekend sweep of Indiana opponents

Brendan Connelly, Assistant Sports Editor October 9, 2021

  The NKU volleyball team is in the midst of a five game homestand, and has now won the first three games in that stretch. Thanks to a four set win over Robert Morris on Tuesday and back-to-back...

Anna Brinkmann (3) during a previous match for NKU. Brinkmann leads the Norse in kills in 2021, and is second in digs.

Anna Brinkmann becoming a leader on the court for NKU volleyball

Kaycee Sloan, Assistant Sports Editor October 2, 2021

Senior Anna Brinkmann has had an impressive three years on the Northern Kentucky University volleyball team. As a freshman in 2018, she was named to the Horizon League All-Freshman team. In 2019 during...

NKU senior outside hitter Anna Brinkmann (3) serves the ball during a previous game.

Norse Volleyball walks away 1-1 in the season opener Ohio Invitational

Kaycee Sloan, Assistant Sports Editor August 29, 2021

On Friday, Aug. 27, the Northern Kentucky volleyball team traveled to Columbus, Ohio to face off against Ohio State and Ohio University at the Ohio Invitational.  In a challenging first match of the...

A trophy used by the NKU volleyball team.

How the NKU volleyball team continues to shine in 2021 spring season

Elizabeth Glancy, Contributor March 14, 2021

NKU women’s volleyball team has been putting in the work to maintain their winning season this year. The Norse continue on their 8-3 season with only a few games left. This season has very strong ...

Laura Crawford (12) reacts after the conclusion of the the game against Michigan. The Norse fell in the first round of the NCAA tournament 3-0 against Michigan in Lexington.

NKU Volleyball ends season in 3-0 sweep against Michigan

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor December 6, 2019
NKU's volleyball team ended their season Friday night against the University of Michigan 3-0, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Norse end their season 19-13 overall.
Womens Volleyball team sweep Milwaukee Panthers to become 2019 Horizon League Champs

Women’s Volleyball team sweep Milwaukee Panthers to become 2019 Horizon League Champs

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor November 24, 2019
NKU Volleyball defeated the Milwaukee Panthers in a sweep Sunday afternoon to become 2019 Horizon League Champions. The Norse took down UIC Friday 3-0 in first round of the tournament and Wright State 3-1 in the semifinals Saturday night.
Natalie Hardig (9) runs out before the game against Notre Dame. The Norse fell to Notre Dame  3-1.

NKU Invitational ends 1-2 for the Norse

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor September 15, 2019
The Norse hosted three top teams in the top 100 of NCAA Division I volleyball over the weekend. The Norse played no. 1 in the MAC West Division Ball State Friday night then faced no. 4 in the ACC Notre Dame and no. 2 in the AVC University of Cincinnati on Saturday night. The Norse finished the tournament 1-2 bringing their season record to 5-4. 
NKU players huddle during the game against Xavier. The Norse defeated Xavier taking 3 of 4 sets.

Norse leave D.C. Invitational 2-1

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor September 10, 2019
Over the weekend, the Norse traveled to Washington, D.C. to play in the Bulldog Invitational hosted by Georgetown University Hoyas. The Norse faced the American East Conference’s Stony Brook University, who were projected to be the champions of their conference in a preseason poll, the #6 ranked Big East Conference Georgetown University and Marshall University, ranked #8 in Conference USA.
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