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Lizzie Wilson, a new recruit to the Chico State Volleyball team who played at San Diego Mesa College. (Chico State Sports Information)

Lizzie Wilson: a former junior college volleyball athlete brings her talents to the Wildcats

Alex Martin, Reporter // December 9, 2020

Lizzie Wilson is a strong athlete and has played many sports throughout her life, but she fell in love with volleyball the most. She was born in Denver, Colorado and moved out to California at a very...

Death of Chico State head volleyball coach, Cody Hein

Matthew Wreden, Karina Cope, and // January 25, 2020

Head coach of the Chico State volleyball team, Cody Hein, died on Friday, Jan. 24 at 47 years old. His passing was due to an ongoing heart condition.   Hein finished up his 17th year leading Chico...

Kim Wright and Kelly Jacome work side by side to prevent San Francisco from hitting the ball to their side. Photo credit: Melissa Herrera

Regular season winds down as Wildcats are still in full throttle

Karina Cope // November 8, 2019

The season is winding down for Chico State volleyball and they are determined to make the most out of the later part of their regular season. Wildcats took home a win, three games to one, against...

Student athletes behind the scenes, outside of practice

Karina Cope // October 28, 2019

Exercising and working out apart from scheduled practices is crucial to an athlete's success on the playing field, court or track. Implementing a solid gym routine into their weekly schedules keeps athletes...

Makaela Keeve spiking the ball over the net. Photo credit: Hana Beaty

Strong October Offense for Volleyball

Karina Cope // October 5, 2019

The first week of October is off to a solid start for Chico State volleyball, as the Wildcats were victorious in two of their three home games this past week. With a win against Cal State East Bay and...

Bekah Boyle spikes the ball past Monterrey Bay's blockers. Photo credit: Mary Vogel

First home game is a clean sweep for Wildcat volleyball

Karina Cope // September 21, 2019

In the home opener of the regular season, Chico State volleyball definitely showed California State University, Monterey Bay who’s house they were at. With a win on Friday in three sets, the Wildcats...

Chico State's Kim Wright winds up to strike the ball against Cal State San Marcos in this archived photo. Photo credit: Maury Montalvo

Wildcats swiftly beaten by Eagles

Ricardo Tovar // October 20, 2018

It's the same old story for the Wildcat's volleyball team, they look fantastic one night and win a scrappy five sets, and then they come back the next game and lose in three sets. A roller-coaster of a...

Chico State prepares for a serve from Cal State San Bernardino in this archived photo Photo credit: Maury Montalvo

Wildcats volleyball bounces back from a two game slump

Ricardo Tovar // September 29, 2018

If Chico State volleyball had to be described in one word, that word would be torturous. They have gone 4-4 since opening at home against Cal Poly Pomona. In those contests when they have won they won...

Chico State huddles before the start of the first set on Saturday in a game against Cal State East Bay. Photo credit: Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

Pioneers cut Wildcat’s winning streak short

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava // September 22, 2018

Chico State volleyball took on the California State University, East Bay Pioneers on Saturday, but after a thrilling first set that saw a total of 17 tie scores and ten lead changes the Wildcats would...

Chico State's #14 Kennedy Rice attempts to score a point against San Francisco State on Friday Photo credit: Ricardo Tovar

Chico State volleyball goes five sets and emerges victorious

Ricardo Tovar // September 22, 2018

Riding the momentum of a two-game win streak from last weekend, Chico State was looking to continue to build their lead in the California Collegiate Athletic Association North Division to 3-2 and 10-3...

Wildcat of the week

Patrick Pace and Sean Martens // October 22, 2017

Bekah Boyle is a sophomore outside hitter for the Chico State volleyball team. Only appearing in ten matches as a freshman, her role has expanded greatly within the team in her second season. Boyle has...

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

‘Cats start the volleyball season strong

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...

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