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Wildcats overcome the Otters

Bekah Boyle and her teammates set up to return a serve against an opposing team Photo credit: Jordan Jarrell

Patrick Pace

October 17, 2017

The Chico State volleyball team upset the Cal State Monterey Otters in a thriller of a game on Saturday. After losing the first two sets of the competition, head coach Cody Hein decided to do something different with his line-up, starting junior defensive specialist Letysha Cephas and freshman opposite...

Wildcats route the Red Hawks

Torey Thompson sets the ball. Orion stock photo.

Patrick Pace

September 14, 2017

The Chico State women's volleyball team beat Simpson University in straight sets on Tuesday in their first home game of the season. This was the Wildcats pre-conference game, and they left no question on who was the better team. The team won so decidedly that head coach Cody Hein played almost his...

‘Cats start the volleyball season strong

Bekah Boyle celebrates a kill with her teammates Photo credit: Jordan Jarrell

Patrick Pace

September 4, 2017

The Chico State women's volleyball team swept their series against the Holy Names University Hawks in their first game of the Route 92 Showdown. The Wildcats finished the match in less than 80 minutes. In the first set, the two teams were tied at 11 before the 'Cats took over. Chico State went on...

Wildcat photos of the year

Photo credit: Andy Wilheln

Patrick Pace

August 23, 2017

2017 has been a historical year for Chico State sports teams so far. From basketball to track, most Wildcat teams enjoyed a high level of success in the spring. Isaiah Ellis celebrates a win in the NCAA Championship Tournament. The now-senior forward averaged 13.2 points per game last season and emerged as one of the leading contributors...

‘Cats hoping for continued success

The Women's volleyball team has high hopes for the upcoming season. Orion stock photo

Patrick Pace

August 23, 2017

The Chico State women's volleyball team had a very exciting season last year. The team went 23-8, its best record since 2009, and made it to both the California Collegiate Association and NCAA Championship Tournament last year. They hope to maintain that level of success and build on it in its upcoming se...

Graduation Initiative hits Chico State athletes

Makayla Hopkins

December 8, 2016

The success of the California State University 2009 graduation initiative has spurred another movement for increased graduation rates. The 2009 initiative, increased Chico State's six-year graduation rates to 64 percent and cut the graduation gap between underrepresented minorities and non-under repr...

Wildcats end season strong

Senior setter Torey Thompson jumps to set the ball during a Wildcats home game. Photo credit: Jovanna Garcia

Gabriel Moreno

December 8, 2016

The Chico State volleyball team faced Alaska Anchorage in the first round of the NCAA Tournament and lost 0-3 to end the Wildcats season Dec. 1.The loss concludes the Wildcats season, leaving their overall record at 23-8. The 23 wins Chico State had led it to a California Collegiate Athletic Associati...

Volleyball falls in Championship tournament

Junior defensive specialist Shannon Cotton sets the ball during a Wildcat home game. Photo credit: Jovanna Garcia

Kenta Mcafee

November 23, 2016

The offensive barrage of senior middle hitter Ashton Kershner couldn't lead the Chico State volleyball team to the championship win over Cal State San Bernardino.The team's faced off Nov. 20 in the final round of the California Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament, where the Wildcats came away...

Volleyball reaches final round of CCAA

Senior setter Torey Thompson sets the ball as senior middle hitter Ashton Kershner prepares to deliver a kill. Photo credit: Jovanna Garcia

Cydney Nance

November 23, 2016

A second sweep in the California Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament propelled the Chico State volleyball team to the CCAA finals.The Wildcats were able to take down Stanislaus State behind the talented play of first-year outside hitter Kim Wright. Wright had 11 kills in the game which closed ou...

Volleyball team advances to semifinals

The Wildcats get into position before the opening set during a home game. Photo credit: Jordan Jarrell

Kenta Mcafee

November 18, 2016

The Chico State volleyball team utilized its star setter and outside hitters Nov. 18 to sweep Cal State Dominguez Hills and advance to the California Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament's semifinals. The Wildcats posted nine sweeps in their conference on their road to the CCAA Tournament but had a...

Star players shine on the court

Junior outside hitter Olivia Mediano attempts to direct her team during a Wildcat home game. 
Orion stock image.

Cydney Nance

November 15, 2016

No single athlete can represent an entire team, but the players that hit game-winning shots or snag the final kill seem to stand above the rest.The Chico State athletic department is no stranger to greatness with dominant performances in the cross country, basketball, soccer and volleyball teams thi...

Volleyball clinches North Division Title

First-year outside hitter Kim Wright hits the ball during a Wildcat home game. Photo credit: Jovanna Garcia

Gabriel Moreno

November 12, 2016

A comeback win Nov. 11 against the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros clinched the California Collegiate Athletic Association North Division title. The win also marked the fourth time in 14 years that head coach Cody Hein has reached the 20-win mark in a single season. Chico State currently holds a 20-6...

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