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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...

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

Senior spotlight shines on four, star players

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...

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

Sonoma State takes reign over the conference defeating the Wildcats

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....

(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

Wildcats lose heart in fourth straight loss

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....

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 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...

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

Chico State Volleyball Snaps Home Losing Streak

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...

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

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

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...

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

Volleyball’s success continues to rise

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,...

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

‘Cats break 20-year streak

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...

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

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

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...

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

Seawolves smother Wildcats in sweep

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...

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

Hein hits milestone, squad begins conference play

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...

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