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

Norse advance to Horizon League finals after five-set victory over Wright State

Norse now one win away from Horizon League tournament championship
Matthew Dietz, Editor-in-Chief November 20, 2021

The Northern Kentucky volleyball team defeated the Wright State Raiders in five sets on Saturday night to advance to the Horizon League tournament championship game for the third time in the last four...

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

Norse defeat Flames 3-1 to improve to 11-2 in Horizon League
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

Norse knock off Milwaukee and Green Bay on Thursday and Friday
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...

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

Norse push win streak to five
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

Norse defeated Purdue Fort Wayne and IUPUI on Friday and Saturday respectively
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...

NKU outside hitter Joy Banks (6) during the match against Robert Morris on Tuesday.

NKU volleyball defeats Robert Morris in first home match of the season

Reilly Briggs leads Norse with career high in kills
Brendan Connelly, Assistant Sports Editor October 5, 2021

  After opening the season with 12 straight road matches, the NKU volleyball team opened at Regents Hall with a win, defeating Robert Morris three sets to one on Tuesday night. The win moves...

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

The senior has been an instrumental leader on and off the court
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...

A trophy used by the NKU volleyball team.

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

The Norse are 8-3 in the 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.
NKU Volleyball players react as their placement in the NCAA Tournament is revealed. The Norse will take on Michigan in Lexington at 5:00pm on Friday.

‘Something we’ve been building upon’: NKU Volleyball faces Michigan in first round of NCAA Tournament

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor December 1, 2019
After becoming champions of the Horizon League the Norse are now set to dance with the University of Michigan wolverines. NKU played Michigan back in the 2013 season. This tournament berth marks the 13th NCAA appearance for the Wolverines and NKU’s first. 
Women’s Volleyball: NKU loses 5 setter to Oakland

Women’s Volleyball: NKU loses 5 setter to Oakland

Elizabeth Glancy, Contributor October 10, 2019
NKU volleyball falls 2-3 (22-25, 28-26, 25-20, 18-25, 15-13) against the Oakland Grizzlies on Wednesday just after being ranked 44th on the NCAA Ratings Percentage Index—The highest ranking in school history as well as highest in the Horizon League. The Norse drop to 10-7 overall and 3-2 in the Horizon League. They finished with 69 kills, 117 digs and hit .194%.
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. 
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