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Senior setter Torey Thompson sets the ball as senior middle hitter Ashton Kershner prepares to deliver a kill. Photo credit: Jovanna Garcia

Volleyball reaches final round of CCAA

Cydney Nance // November 23, 2016

A second sweep in the California Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament propelled the Chico State volleyball team to the CCAA finals.The Wildcats were able to take down Stanislaus State behind the...

Junior outside hitter Olivia Mediano attempts to direct her team during a Wildcat home game. 
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Star players shine on the court

Cydney Nance // November 15, 2016

No single athlete can represent an entire team, but the players that hit game-winning shots or snag the final kill seem to stand above the rest.The Chico State athletic department is no stranger to greatness...

First-year outside hitter Kim Wright hits the ball during a Wildcat home game. Photo credit: Jovanna Garcia

Volleyball clinches North Division Title

Gabriel Moreno // November 12, 2016

A comeback win Nov. 11 against the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros clinched the California Collegiate Athletic Association North Division title. The win also marked the fourth time in 14 years that...

First-year outside hitter Bekah Boyle celebrates winning a set with her teammates. Photo credit: Jordan Jarrell

Volleyball team sweeps Tritons

Makayla Hopkins // November 5, 2016

After a tough loss against Sonoma State, the Chico State Volleyball team came out with intensity against the UC San Diego Tritons and closed the game in three sets Nov. 4. Despite the many errors, first-year...

Senior defensive Shannon Cotton attempts a dig during the game against Sonoma State. Photo credit: Jovanna Garcia

Sonoma State ends volleyball team’s five-game streak

Gabriel Moreno // October 30, 2016

For the first time since Sept. 9 the Chico State Volleyball team failed to win a set against its opponent. The Sonoma State Seawolves walked onto the top-ranking Wildcats home court Oct. 29 with a second...

Senior defensive player Shannon Cotton performs a dig during a Wildcat home game. Photo credit: Jovanna Garcia

Volleyball defends home court

Gabriel Moreno // October 23, 2016

The Chico State women's volleyball team remained undefeated at home in their game against the Stanislaus State Warriors Oct. 22.   Senior middle-hitter Ashton Kershner led the team's defensive...

The women's volleyball team lines up before their game. Photo credit: Jordan Jarrell

Volleyball’s success continues to rise

Gabriel Moreno // October 19, 2016

Among the Chico State athletic team's, none have found more success this season than the women's volleyball team, who currently lead its conference with an 8-2 record.Along with leading its conference,...

Kim Wright gets prepared for the next set during a Chico State home game. Photo credit: Jordan Jarrell

Wright’s record night snaps win streak

Gabriel Moreno // October 16, 2016

A record night from first-year middle hitter Kim Wright was not enough to lift Chico State to a win against the Cal State East Bay Pioneers Oct. 15. Wright delivered 20 kills in the game, passing her...

First-year middle hitter Kim Wright attempts to set the ball during a 'Cats home game. Photo credit: Jordan Jarrell

Volleyball team succeeds in Sonoma

Gabriel Moreno // October 11, 2016

The Chico State volleyball team succeeded in extending their win streak to five Oct. 11 in their game against the Sonoma State Seawolves. The 'Cats won the game 3-1 and improved their season record...

Junior outside hitter Anna Baytosh floats the ball over the net. Photo credit: Jordan Jarrell

Volleyball avenges previous loss

Gabriel Moreno // October 9, 2016

The Chico State volleyball team avenged their loss to the Jacks Sept. 24, with a 3-1 win on the 'Cats home court Oct. 7.The win extends the Wildcats record to 12-4, and their conference record to 6-1....

First-year outside hitter Bekah Boyle celebrates winning a set with her teammates. Photo credit: Jordan Jarrell

Volleyball snags another win

Gabriel Moreno // October 7, 2016

The Chico State volleyball team swept their third consecutive game Oct. 5 to improve their overall record to 11-4 and their conference record to 5-1.The win came against the Stanislaus State Warriors and...

Tristen Thompson serves the ball in a Chico State game. Photo credit: Royal T Lee-Castine

‘Cats break 20-year streak

Makayla Hopkins // October 2, 2016

Wildcat fans roar as Chico State women’s volleyball senior setter Torey Thompson scores the winning point from Kim Wright, in the third set making it the first time since 1995 that the Wildcats have...

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