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Killer ‘Cat: Sophomore hitter Mediano to have breakout season

Killer ‘Cat: Sophomore hitter Mediano to have breakout season

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

September 21, 2015


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

When sophomore outside hitter Olivia Mediano was growing up, she idolized her older cousins. Whatever they did, naturally she wanted to try. Her cousins twirled batons, so she twirled a baton. Her cousins played volleyball, so she played volleyball. However, volleyball was where Mediano found her passi...

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...

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...

New president to lead women’s volleyball club

New president to lead women’s volleyball club

Nick Reddy

October 18, 2014


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

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

Uncommon hitting style key to volleyball offense

Nick Reddy

October 12, 2014


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

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...

Volleyball player leads offensive attack

Volleyball player leads offensive attack

benjamin marquez

October 5, 2014


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Shannon Boling is on a killing spree.The 5 feet 10 inches junior outside hitter for the Chico State women's volleyball team has moved into a vital role this year. Boling's aggressive play has helped her achieve 153 kills through the first 13 games of the season to lead the team.Growing up in Walnut Creek, Bolin...

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