The Northerner

Inside look at fall sports’ practices and routines

Brad Bishop, Staff writer

October 3, 2013


Filed under Sports

As the fall sports season has descended on NKU, the student athletes who represent the Norse are practicing week by week to prepare for their respective games and matches. This fall, the soccer, volleyball, golf and cross country teams begin their second season of competing in Division I athletics...

Volleyball coaches discuss D-I journey, Norse community

Volleyball coaches discuss D-I journey, Norse community

Evan Merrill, Staff writer

September 19, 2013


Filed under Sports

NKU’s volleyball team is entering its second season in Division I, coming off a 25-7 season in which the team finished third in the conference, with a few new faces on the staff. The coaching staff consists of Head Coach Liz Hart, Assistant Coach Randi Raff, and Graduate Assistant Katie Grajewski....

Norse defeat Kennesaw State University in four sets

Norse defeat Kennesaw State University in four sets

John Minor, Contributing writer

November 8, 2012


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

The Northern Kentucky University volleyball team defeated Kennesaw State University in the final home game of the season on Nov. 3 in four sets (25-17, 20-25, 25-19, 25-23). The game was also the last game for the six seniors in front of the home crowd. “It was definitely an emotional game as it...

Volleyball falls to Lipscomb in home opener

Bret Lonaker, Contributing Writer

September 20, 2012


Filed under Sports

Northern Kentucky University women’s volleyball team hosted its first home game as a Division I member and first conference game in the Atlantic Sun on Sept. 18. NKU, now (12-2), took on Lipscomb University, now (4-8). It was a close game, but Lipscomb prevailed, winning by 2 points in the fifth match. The...

Volleyball team coasting through D-I

Volleyball team coasting through D-I

Stephen Wilder, Sports editor

September 13, 2012


Filed under Sports

Experience and chemistry have led Northern Kentucky University’s women’s volleyball team to a 9-1 record, in the team’s first season as a Division I member. Head coach Liz Hart said the Norse’s recent success can be credited to being familiar with each other and playing together for a while. “We...

Sport Shorts 9/13/2012

September 12, 2012


Filed under Sports

Cross Country Northern Kentucky University’s cross country teams both competed in the Queen City Invitational on Sept. 7 in Cincinnati. The men finished fifth out of 12 teams, led by sophomore J.J. Webber, who finished in 16th place. The women finished fifth out of 10 teams led by freshman Addie...

Sport Shorts 8/30/2012

August 29, 2012


Filed under News

Men’s Soccer The Northern Kentucky University men’s soccer team traveled to Wisconsin to begin the season, playing two games. NKU played Wisconsin-Green Bay on Aug. 24, losing 1-0. The Norse led in shots 11-7 despite playing a man down from the 27th minute on after freshman midfielder/defender...

Volleyball loses in GLVC, reaches NCAA

John Minor

November 16, 2011


Filed under Sports

The Northern Kentucky University volleyball team competed in the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament on Oct. 11 and 12 in Indianapolis. After ending a five-year streak of first-round losses by defeating Southern Indiana in straight sets on Oct. 11, the Norse were defeated in the semifinals by Indianapolis...

Jane Meier receives prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award

John Minor

January 19, 2011


Filed under News, Sports

Jane Meier has received several awards and recognition for her years of success as Northern Kentucky University’s athletic director. Now she can add a lifetime achievement award to her collection. Meier was selected by the Division II Athletics Directors Association (ADA) to receive the 2011 Lif...

Norse volleyball season ends with first round tourney loss

John Minor

December 1, 2010


Filed under Sports

With early losses in the postseason tournaments, the Northern Kentucky University volleyball team’s season has came to an end. NKU finished with a first-round loss in both the Great Lakes Valley Conference Tournament and in the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional Tournament. In the GLVC Tournam...

Norse volleyball looks forward to tournament play

John Minor

November 10, 2010


Filed under Sports

The Northern Kentucky University volleyball team finished their season on a five-game winning streak, resulting in the program’s 18th consecutive 20-win season. Although there were some ups and downs for the Norse, they seem to be hitting their stride at the right time. Finishing the season ...

Volleyball splits two games at home

John Minor

October 24, 2010


Filed under Campus Events, Sports

The Northern Kentucky University volleyball team split a pair of matches against Great Lakes Valley Conference competition on Oct. 22 and 23 at Regents Hall. NKU lost a five set heartbreaker to the University of Indianapolis, which was ranked 19th nationally. The Greyhounds took the game three set...

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