The Orion

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...

Volleyball ends with best record in a decade

Junior defensive specialist Triston Thompson saves the ball during a Wildcat home game. Photo credit: Jovanna Garcia

Gabriel Moreno

November 13, 2016

A 3-1 win Nov. 12 against the Cal State L.A. Golden Eagles capped off the season for the Chico State volleyball team. After posting a 21-6 season record and a 15-3 conference record, the team is advancing as the No. 1 seed in the CCAA Championship tournament. The team ended its season with its most...

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...

New era emerging across sports

Gabriel Moreno

November 8, 2016

Legends come and go in basketball, but the remembrance of their talent on the court is what keeps them relevant. Last year, the Chico State men’s basketball team lost three seniors, including men’s basketball forward Tanner Giddings who averaged 29 minutes per game last season. Giddings ...

Sonoma State ends volleyball team’s five-game streak

Senior defensive Shannon Cotton attempts a dig during the game against Sonoma State. Photo credit: Jovanna Garcia

Gabriel Moreno

October 30, 2016

For the first time since Sept. 9 the Chico State Volleyball team failed to win a set against its opponent. The Sonoma State Seawolves walked onto the top-ranking Wildcats home court Oct. 29 with a second place ranking in their division and a five-game win streak. In three sets, the Seawolves closed...

Volleyball defends home court

Senior defensive player Shannon Cotton performs a dig during a Wildcat home game. Photo credit: Jovanna Garcia

Gabriel Moreno

October 23, 2016

The Chico State women's volleyball team remained undefeated at home in their game against the Stanislaus State Warriors Oct. 22.   Senior middle-hitter Ashton Kershner led the team's defensive effort with six blocks in the game and four digs. Kernsher also helped the team on offense with nine...

Volleyball earns sixth shutout of the season

Outside hitter Kim Wright sets the ball during a Chico State home game. Photo credit: Jordan Jarrell

Danielle Pubill

October 21, 2016

The Chico State volleyball team shutout the San Francisco State Gators Oct. 18 to earn its sixth shutout since starting the conference.The team has not succeeded in having more than five sweeps in a conference season since 2013 when it earned seven.The win extends the Wildcats record to 15-5 and thei...

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...

Real athletes wear pink

Javone Bradford shows his support during breast cancer awareness month by wearing pink on campus. Photo credit: Jovanna Garcia

Jordan Jarrell

October 16, 2016

As the NFL dedicates the month of October to raising awareness for breast cancer, Chico State athletes have also taken strides to show their support. The NFL is allowing players to wear pink accessories and decorate their fields with pink lettering. Chico State athletes cannot modify their field but ...

Volleyball team succeeds in Sonoma

First-year middle hitter Kim Wright attempts to set the ball during a 'Cats home game. Photo credit: Jordan Jarrell

Gabriel Moreno

October 11, 2016

The Chico State volleyball team succeeded in extending their win streak to five Oct. 11 in their game against the Sonoma State Seawolves. The 'Cats won the game 3-1 and improved their season record to 13-4. Chico State leads their conference with a 7-1 record. The Seawolves took an early 1-0 lead...

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