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Women’s Volleyball adds six new athletes

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

Alex Martin, Reporter

October 4, 2020

The Chico State women’s volleyball team, which is loaded with talent, will be adding six new players to the roster. The six girls joining the team are Lizzie Wilson, Zoe DiNardo, Lauryn Osendorf, Taylor Whyte, Aubriel Duncan and June Mcnulty. Wilson comes to Chico from a junior college, San Die...

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...

Anita Barker takes a victory lap

Anita Barker is one of nine women ever selected for the Division II West Region Athletic Director of the Year Award. She has worked for Chico State for 17 years alongside her husband, Scott Barker, the head athletic trainer. Photo credit: Olyvia Simpson

Noah Andrews

March 25, 2019

The job of an athletic director is often thankless. There's a lot of work behind the scenes that go unnoticed. However, this is not the case for Chico State's Athletic Director, Anita Barker. Due to Barker's constant hard work and the rejection of mediocrity, she has been honored as the Division II...

Wildcat Rumble: Bekah Boyle and Alexandria Tucker

Alexandria Tucker leads the way at the Bronco Invitational in this archived photo. Photo credit: Gary Towne

Ricardo Tovar

February 9, 2019

The newest episode of the Wildcat Rumble is trying some stuff out. Interviews with Chico State athletes Bekah Boyle (3:42) and Alex Tucker (19:07), who won All-CCAA Fall Academics. As well as a one-man show by sports editor Ricardo Tovar: Super Bowl talk, NBA trade deadline analysis and much more. Hope you enjoy!...

Warriors throw away Chico’s playoff chances

Chico State's Kim Wright goes up for the blocked shot attempt against Sonoma State in this archived photo. Photo credit: Ricardo Tovar

Lucero Del Rayo-Nava

November 4, 2018

The Chico State volleyball team has been through a heck of a season.Starting off conference play with a six set losing streak at the beginning of the season then finally getting their first conference win of the season against Stanislaus State mid-September, Chico State went on to create a three game winning streak. But r...

Chico State volleyball keeps their season alive

Wildcats pump themselves up for their match against Humboldt State on Saturday. Photo credit: Ricardo Tovar

Ricardo Tovar

October 28, 2018

Chico State women's volleyball would have to run the table for any hope of a playoff-berth coming into the weekend, and through the season's last home-stand they have done just that. Chico would win on Saturday in four sets against the last place team in the conference, Humboldt State, with a final sc...

Chico State volleyball holds on to playoff hopes

The Chico State Wildcats line up before the game against Sonoma State on Friday. Photo credit: Ricardo Tovar

Ricardo Tovar

October 27, 2018

The rollercoaster of a season that is Chico State volleyball hit a peak at just the right time Friday night. With three games left in the season, and with Chico State being in fifth place and fighting for one of the four California Collegiate Athletic Association North playoff spots, this 25-2, 17-25, 25...

Toros trounce Wildcats in three sets

Chico State's Kim Wright (left) and Nicole Desrochers (right) await the serve from Cal State San Marcos in this archived photo. Photo credit: Maury Montalvo

Connor Mcpherson

October 21, 2018

Chico State volleyball’s losing streak continued Saturday against Cal State Dominguez Hills, as they have now lost six of their last seven matches. The loss also gave Chico a winless road trip, losing six straight sets. Although they kept it interesting throughout all three sets, they were unable t...

Wildcats swiftly beaten by Eagles

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

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 season with too few ups to make the constant downs not feel anything but normal at this point. The Wi...

Chico volleyball breaks four game losing streak

Chico State gets ready to begin their game against UCSD on Saturday. Photo credit: Connor Mcpherson

Connor Mcpherson

October 14, 2018

After losing four games in a row, Chico State volleyball played incredibly hard to eke out a 3-2 victory, including a come-from-behind win after being down two sets to one. Thanks to 15 kills from Bekah Boyle and 12 from Kennedy Rice, Chico State was able to win their first match with interim coach David Irving. “I’ve been saying somet...

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...

Wildcat volleyball starts hot but fizzles out

Chico State's #14 Kennedy Rice strikes the ball against Cal State Monterey Bay on Friday. Photo credit: Keelie Lewis

Ricardo Tovar

October 6, 2018

Chico State came into Friday night's contest against Cal State Monterey Bay hopeful to shake off two straight road losses and a 4-6 North Division record. The Otters were coming in on a four game win streak and tied for the North Division lead at 5-4. When the Wildcats jumped out to a two to zero...

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