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The Chico State Wildcats line up before their home game against Sonoma State in this archive photo. Photo credit: Ricardo Tovar

Wildcats sweep at the Division II West Region Volleyball Showcase

Karina Cope // September 12, 2019

Chico State brought the heat to La Jolla in the Division II West Region Volleyball Showcase. On Thursday, the Wildcats swept Montana State University Billings and Saint Martin’s University clean....

Bekah Boyle strategizing with the team as Brooke Fogel sets up for a serve. September 22, 2018 Photo credit: Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

Harmonizing the responsibilities of a student athlete

Wesley Harris // September 4, 2019

The hustle and bustle lifestyle of a student athlete is not one for the weak minded; it's a lifestyle that includes sprints before dawn, tortuous study sessions after the rest of town goes to bed and a...

Libero Brooke Fogel back-row attacks the ball against Cal State San Bernardino earlier in the year in this archived photo. Photo credit: Julia Maldonado

Wildcats take a step back against the Seawolves

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava // September 29, 2018

After gaining confidence with a sweeping win against the Lumberjacks Friday night, Chico State women’s volleyball was ready to conquer Sonoma State on Saturday night, or so they thought. The Wildcats...

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...

Chico State junior defensive specialist Shannon Cotton serves the ball during a home game. Photo credit: Royal T Lee-Castine

The ‘Cats lose first conference game of the season

Gabriel Moreno // September 26, 2016

The Chico State Women's Volleyball team suffered their first loss since starting their conference, after falling short 1-3 against the Humboldt State Jacks on Sept.24th.The loss gives Chico State an overall...

Chico State Women's Volleyball competing in CCAA play last season. Photo credit: John Domogma

Volleyball faces back-to-back losses

Kenta Mcafee // September 12, 2016

The Chico State women's volleyball team competed in the second and third rounds of the Division II West Region Volleyball Showcase on Sept. 9 but lost 0-3 in both games.The losses snap the 'Cats four-game...

The Chico State volleyball team sets the ball during practice. Photo credit: Jordan Jarrell

Volleyball splits doubleheader

Gabriel Moreno // September 3, 2016

Chico State swept the Holy Names University Hawks in the second game of their double header on Sept. 2. The 3-0 win came after losing to the Dominican University Penguins in the first round of the Route...

Torey Thompson is on pace to break the record for most assists. The record is currently held by her coach, Sable Villaescusa. Photo credit: John Domogma

Thompson sets women’s volleyball to new heights

Nick Reddy // October 10, 2015

There is a general consensus among sports fans that within sports teams, some positions are more valuable than others— especially on the offensive side.However, often times overlooked among the list...

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...

The Chico State Wildcats beat the San Francisco Gators in five sets on Sept. 22.. Photo credit: John Domogma

Women’s volleyball team beats Gators in thrilling fashion

Nick Martinez-Esquibel // September 24, 2015

It was a Tuesday night thriller for the Chico State women's volleyball team as it racked up its 11th win of the season, and third in conference play, with a 3-2 set win over the San Francisco State Gators....

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...

Olivia Mediano has stepped into a big role in the 2015 season. Photo courtesy of Chico Wildcats.

Volleyball drops 2 in doubleheader for first losses of the season

Nick Martinez-Esquibel // September 15, 2015

The Wildcats lost both games on Friday's doubleheader at the Western Oregon Invitational. They suffered their first loss of the season to the Concordia University Cavaliers in the morning 2-3 and lost...

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