The Orion

Volleyball faces tough first loss of the season

Volleyball faces tough first loss of the season

Gabriel Moreno

September 3, 2016


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The Chico State's women's volleyball team started off their season by competing in the Route 92 Showdown, the team faced the Dominican University Penguins. The 'Cats had a close game against the Penguins, but lost in the final set 2-3.The first set started off with Chico State and Dominican Universit...

Volleyball splits doubleheader

Volleyball splits doubleheader

Gabriel Moreno

September 3, 2016


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

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 92 Showdown. The recent win propels the 'Cats overall season record to 1-1.Chico State opened with an o...

Degrees vs. dreams: should student athletes go pro?

Degrees vs. dreams: should student athletes go pro?

Danielle Pubill

August 30, 2016


Filed under Soccer, Sports, Volleyball

As their time as Chico State athletes comes to a close, the seniors' lives are just beginning. With graduation in the spring, they start to set their eyes toward the future, and student athletes decide whether to make use of their degree or chase their dream and go pro.After playing almost four year...

Headlines to look for in 2016 fall sports

Headlines to look for in 2016 fall sports

Kenta Mcafee

May 18, 2016


Filed under Cross Country, Golf, Showcase, Soccer, Sports, Volleyball

As the semester winds down, soccer, volleyball, golf and cross-country fans are mounting up to watch their favorite Chico State sports in action. Here’s a few headlines to look out for when August rolls around. Freshmen fill the gaps After the 2015 season the Chico State women’s soccer team e...

#TBT: uniforms from the ’70s to now

#TBT: uniforms from the ’70s to now

Esther Briggs

February 19, 2016


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Softball, Sports, Track and field, Volleyball

The style of the athletic uniforms in the 1970s can be described in one word: different. When you look through old editions of The Orion you cannot help but stop and look at what our school used to sport. We only look back and wonder why? Here are seven then and now images, to show just how far we...

Senior duo leaves Wildcats poised for greatness

Senior duo leaves Wildcats poised for greatness

December 14, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Volleyball

There’s a piece of advice that goes something along the lines of, “Make sure that whatever you leave behind is better than how you found it.” While it's always hard to leave something behind, such as a collegiate volleyball career, not often are graduating players able to confidently proclaim that they are departing a situation better than they...

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

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

Kenta Mcafee

November 16, 2015


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

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 ...

Women’s volleyball team falls to Cal State San Bernardino in 4 sets

Women’s volleyball team falls to Cal State San Bernardino in 4 sets

Nick Reddy

November 8, 2015


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The rollercoaster ride that is the Chico State women’s volleyball team’s season has hopefully hit the bottom of the hill, with the only track remaining going up from here with four regular season games remaining as the California Collegiate Athletic Association playoff push continues.The Chico State Wildcat...

Women’s volleyball team sweeps Cal State San Marcos

Women’s volleyball team sweeps Cal State San Marcos

Nick Reddy

October 19, 2015


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The Chico State women’s volleyball team gave a hearty hello to the newest California Collegiate Athletic Association member, the Cal State San Marcos Cougars. In the first-ever meeting between the two squads, the Wildcats swept their fellow feline mascot opponents for their 16th overall victory and eighth in CCAA pla...

Women’s volleyball team beats Cal State Monterey Bay in 4 sets

Women’s volleyball team beats Cal State Monterey Bay in 4 sets

Nick Reddy

October 18, 2015


Filed under Volleyball

Bouncing back from a gritty five-set defeat the previous night, the Chico State women’s volleyball team shook off a slow start to top the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters in four sets on Saturday, Oct. 10.Set 1: Before many fans had taken their seats, the Wildcats found themselves behind 0-6, forcing...

Thompson sets women’s volleyball to new heights

Thompson sets women’s volleyball to new heights

Nick Reddy

October 10, 2015


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

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 of most vital roles in team athletics is the setter in volleyball. Tasked with trying to make every second con...

Women’s volleyball team swept 0-3 by Cal State Stanislaus

Women’s volleyball team swept 0-3 by Cal State Stanislaus

Lars Gustafson

October 9, 2015


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The tables were turned on the Chico State women's volleyball team as it was swept 0-3 by Cal State Stanislaus in Turlock, California on Oct. 6 after dealing out a 3-0 sweep of the Warriors at home last Saturday at home. The Cal State Stanislaus Warriors won in three sets: 26-24, 25-17, and 25-22.Set 1The game started off with a n...

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