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Hein hits milestone, squad begins conference play

Hein hits milestone, squad begins conference play

Nick Reddy

September 20, 2015


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

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 hot start to the season has been a positive sign. The ‘Cats won their first eight matches of the 2015 season behind five three-set sweeps. They onl...

Chico State women’s volleyball wins first game of CCAA play

Chico State women’s volleyball wins first game of CCAA play

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

September 18, 2015


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

After losing two games last week, the Chico State women's volleyball team rebounded to sweep the Cal State East Bay Pioneers in three sets to win their home opener and first CCAA conference match. The team improves to 9-2 on the season and are now 1-0 in CCAA play. Set 1: The game started off back and forth, unti...

Volleyball drops 2 in doubleheader for first losses of the season

Volleyball drops 2 in doubleheader for first losses of the season

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

September 15, 2015


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

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 again to the University of Wisconsin 2-3 in the later game.The 'Cats are now 8-2 for the season. Game 1: ...

‘Cats advance to 6-0

‘Cats advance to 6-0

Jason Spies

September 9, 2015


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The Chico State women's volleyball team went 2-0 on Monday with a clean sweep of both Simpson University and William Jessup University. The two victories gave head coach Cody Hein his 200th career win making him the most successful coach in Chico State volleyball history. The two wins advanced their reco...

Wildcats start season with a roar, win four straight

Wildcats start season with a roar, win four straight

Nick Reddy

September 6, 2015


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Playing back-to-back doubleheaders is an arduous task, especially during the first two days of the season. Cody Hein, women's volleyball head coach, and his squad were up for the challenge, racking up four wins in four games to open the 2015 season at the Route 92 Showdown in Belmont on Saturday.The ‘Cats handed ...

‘Cats win 6 straight sets to start season 2-0

‘Cats win 6 straight sets to start season 2-0

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

September 5, 2015


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The Wildcats showed up to the Route 92 Showdown ready to play as they didn't even drop a set, winning 6 straight to sweep their first two games of the season. In the morning, the 'Cats completed a three set sweep of Dominican University of California, then came back hours later to do the same to Holy Names University. Game 1: 1st set- With the sc...

Passing the pack: Women’s volleyball aims to bump up

Passing the pack: Women’s volleyball aims to bump up

Nick Reddy

September 1, 2015


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Those familiar with the NBA know how much of a disparity there is between the top tier teams and the lowly bottom feeders in the league. Some teams are vying for a championship and some are stuck on the bottom rung of the ladder. Then there are those left out of playoff contention, albeit a distinct step ...

Chico bumps roster up with fresh recruit

Chico bumps roster up with fresh recruit

Jason Spies

August 25, 2015


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

At 6 a.m. on a warm Chico morning with the sun slowly creeping over the bleachers, first-year women's volleyball recruit Natalia Betancourt is already on the track.After her morning run, a two-hour practice is next up in Betancourt's day from 10 a.m. to noon. The team's practice includes drills to help improve footw...

High school powerhouse to join Wildcat volleyball team

High school powerhouse to join Wildcat volleyball team

Julie Ortega

January 26, 2015


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Volleyball high school standout Natalia Betancourt officially signed her National Letter of Intent to play for Chico State in the fall of 2015. Betancourt ended her high school career with 1,624 digs. In her final season with Santiago High School in Corona she earned 398 digs and was awarded a S...

Wildcat wraps up stellar season

Wildcat wraps up stellar season

Samuel Wolfson

December 12, 2014


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Lindsay Quigley will end her volleyball career on a high note with the many accolades she has received this year. As a member of the Chico State women’s volleyball team, Quigley ended her senior year ranked fifth in the nation in hitting percentage with .400. She also broke the program’s all-ti...

Women’s volleyball team misses playoffs, sends off seniors

Women’s volleyball team misses playoffs, sends off seniors

Nick Reddy

November 17, 2014


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The roller coaster ride known as the 2014 Chico State women’s volleyball team's season ended this past weekend. The squad was swept by the California Collegiate Athletic Association's regular season champion Sonoma State on Friday, but turned right around to claw out a five-set victory on Senior N...

Women’s volleyball team sends off seniors with victory

Women’s volleyball team sends off seniors with victory

Nick Reddy

November 16, 2014


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

[box]Chico State 3, San Francisco 2Scores: 26-24, 22-25, 25-19, 20-25, and 15-13Kills: Olivia Mediano (22); Kristyn Casalino (12)Assists: Torey Thompson (59)Digs: Torey Thompson (20); Emily Duran (25)[/box]Despite being swept by California Collegiate Athletic Association regular season champion Sonoma Sta...

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