The Orion

Death of Chico State head volleyball coach, Cody Hein

Matthew Wreden and Karina Cope

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 State volleyball. With a total of 265 wins at Chico State, he has established himself as the most win...

Senior spotlight shines on four, star players

The volleyball team huddles up to strategize about the game. Photo credit: Mary Vogel

Karina Cope

November 11, 2019

Stakes were high and so were the emotions at Saturday night’s volleyball game against the Stanislaus State Warriors. Senior night was celebrated for the Wildcats as this was their last regular season home game. Not to mention, whichever team took home the win would also claim first place in th...

Sonoma State takes reign over the conference defeating the Wildcats

Brooke Ono (right) sets up a kill for Kim Wright (left) Photo credit: Wesley Harris

Wesley Harris

October 5, 2019

Chico State volleyball fails to take the top overall record in the conference over Sonoma State. After coming out of the gates strong in the first set, Chico could not stop the points from flowing in. Seawolves' Kiana Richardson’s 18 kills was too much to handle for the Wildcats. “Game one we ob...

Wildcats lose heart in fourth straight loss

(left) #1 Brooke Fogel celebrating a big point scored against Cal State San Marcos with teammate (right) #8 Kennedy Greenwood on Friday. Photo credit: Maury Montalvo

Ricardo Tovar

October 13, 2018

In what has been a familiar story since their last win which came on the 28th of September, Chico State volleyball came in and took the first set in Friday nights contest against Cal State San Marcos. Only to end up squandering opportunities and losing in five sets for the third straight game and se...

Pioneers cut Wildcat’s winning streak short

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

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

September 23, 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 lose in three sets 28-30, 8-25, 20-25. Both teams were neck to neck for most of the first set, never...

Chico State Volleyball Snaps Home Losing Streak

Chico State game plans before the start of the match against Stanislaus State on Wednesday. Photo credit: Wesley Harris

Ricardo Tovar

September 13, 2018

Chico State volleyball bounces back from a miserable opening weekend with a five set win against Stanislaus State on Wednesday. This five set thriller was just the type of win the team needed to get their season back on track after going 0-6 in sets over their 0-2 weekend. The Wildcats def. Stanislau...

Chico State Volleyball Stumble Out to a 0-2 Start at Home

Bekah Boyle (left) and Makaela Keeve (right) reach to double block Cal State San Bernardino's right-side hitter. Photo credit: Julia Maldonado

Ricardo Tovar

September 9, 2018

The Chico State volleyball team ended Saturday night's game in the same manner as Friday’s home opener against Cal Poly Pomona, by losing in three sets, this time to California State University San Bernardino. Chico State came in with a 7-1 record tied for first in the CCAA North Division before l...

Volleyball’s success continues to rise

The women's volleyball team lines up before their game. Photo credit: Jordan Jarrell

Gabriel Moreno

October 19, 2016

Among the Chico State athletic team's, none have found more success this season than the women's volleyball team, who currently lead its conference with an 8-2 record.Along with leading its conference, the team managed a six-game win streak for the first time since 2011. The successful play of the Wi...

‘Cats break 20-year streak

Tristen Thompson serves the ball in a Chico State game. Photo credit: Royal T Lee-Castine

Makayla Hopkins

October 2, 2016

Wildcat fans roar as Chico State women’s volleyball senior setter Torey Thompson scores the winning point from Kim Wright, in the third set making it the first time since 1995 that the Wildcats have beat Cal State San Bernardino. The win extends the Wildcats overall season record to 10-4 and the...

Women’s volleyball team loses 1-3 to UC San Diego

McKenna Carroll, sophomore kinesiology major, throws the ball up to serve. Photo credit: Ryan Pressey

Kenta Mcafee

November 16, 2015

The Chico State women's volleyball team lost to the UC San Diego Tritons, three sets to one, increasing its losing streak to five on Nov. 7 in Acker Gym. The loss brings the team to a conference record of 8-9 and season record of 16-11.First SetChico State was able to score the first point of the first set, but before ...

Seawolves smother Wildcats in sweep

Shannon Boling, senior, earns another kill in her 2015 Wildcat season. Photo credit: John Domogma

Nick Reddy

September 27, 2015

The first Friday home match for women’s volleyball fans ended in a disappointing fashion as the Wildcats couldn’t keep up with reigning California Collegiate Athletic Association and NCAA West Region champion, Sonoma State, dropping three straight sets by more than four points each frame.Perhaps some nervous jitters were present for the host ‘Cats in th...

Hein hits milestone, squad begins conference play

Women's volleyball head coach, Cody Hein, talks to his athletes during Tuesday's game against Cal State University East Bay. Photo credit: John Domogma

Nick Reddy

September 20, 2015

Cody Hein might say that he and the Chico State women’s volleyball team have their sights set on a postseason appearance, and while that may be true, its hard to deny that the Wildcats' sizzling hot start to the season has been a positive sign. The ‘Cats won their first eight matches of the 2015 season behind five three-set sweeps. They onl...

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