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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...

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

Norse had won seven in a row coming into the match
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...

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...

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

NKU split two games against Ohio State and Ohio
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

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 ...

Miranda Wucherer (5) sets the ball during NKUs match against Cleveland State.

NKU Volleyball earns sweep over Cleveland State

Team earned their first two wins of the season against CSU
Kaycee Sloan, Assistant Sports Editor February 10, 2021

First Match  The Northern Kentucky women’s volleyball team earned their first sweep of the season against the Cleveland State Vikings. The NKU Volleyball team returned to Regents Hall on Monday for...

Horizon League postpones fall competition due to COVID-19

Horizon League postpones fall competition due to COVID-19

Soccer, volleyball, golf and cross country teams lose fall 2020 season
Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor August 13, 2020

On Thursday, the Horizon League and its Board of Directors officially postponed competition for fall sports in the 2020 season. The decision to postpone fall sports for the duration of the season comes...

The exterior of BB&T Arena.

Fall sports delayed to October 1

Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor July 16, 2020

On Thursday, the Horizon League Council officially decided to postpone the beginning of fall sports competition until October 1. The League and its Council members came to the decision with the interest...

VIDEO: Volleyball Spotlight 2019

Brittany Bowling, Casey McCollister, and Brennen Alm October 10, 2019

NKU's volleyball team is aiming for gold as they train to win this year's Horizon league tournament. Northerner reporters catch up with the team's captains as they navigate their competition and their...

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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