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Women’s volleyball team misses playoffs, sends off seniors

Senior volleyball players from left to right in the bottom, front row being honored on Senior Night in Acker Gym: Lindsay Quigley, Emily Duran, Ellie Larronde, Lauren Orozco and Kristyn Casalino. Photo credit: John Domogma

Nick Reddy

November 17, 2014

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...

Golfer sets school record with career-best effort

Junior Wildcat Women's Golfer Dani O'Keefe chips the ball during practice at Bidwell Golf Course MOnday October 27, 2014. Photo credit: John Domogma

Nick Reddy

October 28, 2014

Achieving consistency in any athletic endeavor is tough, and maybe even more so in golf. Not too tough, though, for Dani O'Keefe.O’Keefe, a junior Chico State golfer, had a career-best and program record performance Oct. 4-5 at Sunriver Resort's Meadows golf course in Sunriver, Oregon. The golfer posted a 5...

Women’s volleyball team falls in five sets to Cal Poly Pomona

Wildcat Olivia Mediano goes for a spike over  UC San Diego Tritons at Acker Gym Friday October 17, 2014. Photo credit: John Domogma

Nick Reddy

October 19, 2014

[box]Cal Poly Pomona 3, Chico State 2Scores: 21-25, 25-15, 25-14, 19-25, 12-15Kills: Ellie Larronde (15); Lindsay Quigley (12); Kristyn Casalino (11)Digs: Ellie Larronde (13); Olivia Mediano (21)Assists: Torey Thompson (51).[/box]On a raucous night in Acker Gym, the Chico State women’s volleyball te...

New president to lead women’s volleyball club

The Chico State women's club volleyball team poses for a picture with coach Tommy Gott. Photo courtesy of Cat Williford.

Nick Reddy

October 18, 2014

First-year presidents of any organization, be it a country, company or club, have their work cut out for them. Cat Williford, a junior history major, is taking over the top-tier position for the Chico State women’s club volleyball team this year. The outside hitter is one of six returning players for the comp...

Uncommon hitting style key to volleyball offense

Chico State volleyball player Kristyn Casalino meets the opposition at the net. Photo credit: John Domogma

Nick Reddy

October 12, 2014

Year after year, as players come and go, the Chico State volleyball team’s best offensive set has remained the same. Whenever an easy-to-receive ball floats over the net, it’s a safe bet for opponents to expect the ’Cats go-to attack, the “slide.” The bang-bang play involves a quick ba...

Seawolves slam Wildcats in four sets

Senior Ellie Larronde receives the opposing serve with ease at Acker Gymnasium Friday Ocetober 3, 2014. Photo credit: John Domogma

Nick Reddy

October 12, 2014

[box]Sonoma State 3, Chico State 1 Scores: 10-25, 22-25, 27-25, 21-25Kills: Ellie Larronde (17); Lindsay Quigley (12).Digs: Shannon Cotton (17)Assists: Torey Thompson (39).[/box]Hoping to salvage a split on their weekend foray to the Bay Area, the Chico State women’s volleyball team came up short a...

Men’s soccer player has connections to local pro club

Chico State men's soccer player Nick Radosavljevic is a junior foward on this year's team. Photo credit: Nick Reddy

Nick Reddy

October 8, 2014

Nick Radosavljevic is quite a journeyman, and his collegiate soccer career has taken him all over the country. Having a world-renowned father will do that. The transfer junior midfielder from American River Junior College and the son of Predrag “Preki” Radosavljevic, a two time Major League Soccer MVP...

Wildcat volleyball overwhelms Warriors

Shannon Boling goes for a well-orchestrated play to score against Cal State Monterrey Bay at Acker Gymnasium on Saturday, September 20, 2014. Photo credit: John Domogma

Nick Reddy

October 1, 2014

Any volleyball match that takes less than 90 minutes is usually a sign of a mismatch. That was the case Tuesday night in Turlock, as the Chico State women’s volleyball team quickly dispatched the CSU Stanislaus Warriors 25-22, 25-14, and 25-20.The sweep moves the bumps the Wildcats to the positive side of .500 to 6-5 overall and 4-3 in...

Wildcat volleyball team stumbles against Humboldt State

Lindsay Quigley, 5,  moves towards the net during a set last season. Orion File photo.

Nick Reddy

September 28, 2014

Traveling from San Bernardino to Arcata is one of the longest distance California Collegiate Athletic Association teams can cover. The Chico State women’s volleyball squad made that trip and came out fast to seize the first set, then faltered three times, giving the Humboldt State Lumberjacks a victory. The Wildcats lost 29-27, 20-25, 18-2...

Women’s volleyball team edges Monterey Bay

Wildcat Shannon Boling gets ready for the serve today September 20, 2014 at Acker Gymnasium in Chico State. Photo credit: John Domogma

Nick Reddy

September 21, 2014

Whenever the Chico State volleyball team and the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters battle, it’s going to be a good fight. Eight of the last 10 meetings between the teams have gone to five sets. This one was a bit shorter, and the ‘Cats came out on top. Chico bested Monterey Bay 25-13, 25-19, 24-26, and 25-14.In a m...

Chico State volleyball team downs Pioneers in three sets

Freshman middle hitter Natalie Nordahl, left, and junior middle hitter Kristyn Casalino block a shot by the Lumberjacks last season. Chico State beat Cal State East Bay on Friday. Orion File Photo.

Nick Reddy

September 20, 2014

Pack the House night in Acker Gym saw the Chico State women’s volleyball team beat the Cal State East Bay Pioneers in straight sets. The ‘Cat’s won 25-20, 26-24 and 25-21. Chico State improves to 4-3 on the season while East Bay drops to 4-4.The Cat’s came roaring out of the gate in the first set, leading 17-7 at one point. The team from Hayward...

Volleyball recruits excited for college court

First-year outside hitter Anna Baytosh. Photo courtesy of Chico Wildcats

Nick Reddy

September 2, 2014

Anna Baytosh, McKenna Carroll, Olivia Mediano and Anu Munkhtur make up the Chico State volleyball team's 2014 recruiting class. Hailing from the Sacramento area, Northern California, Southern California and the Bay Area respectively, head coach Cody Hein and assistant coach Tommy Gott scoured the state...

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