The Orion

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...

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 sweeps Cal State East Bay in three sets

Women’s volleyball team sweeps Cal State East Bay in three sets

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

October 2, 2015


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

The Chico State women's volleyball team won three straight sets against the Cal State East Bay Pioneers to take the match on Sept. 27. The win marked the team's 13th win of the season, and fifth in CCAA conference play. Set 1 - The first set was close throughout with six ties. The teams tied at eight, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 19. The 'Cats pulled ...

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...

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 ...

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 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...

Volleyball team falls to CCAA-leader Sonoma State

Volleyball team falls to CCAA-leader Sonoma State

Samuel Wolfson

November 15, 2014


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

[box]Sonoma State 3, Chico State 1Scores: 32-30, 25-16, 25-12Assists: Torey Thompson (32)Digs: Emily Duran (25); Torey Thompson (15)[/box]After a close first game single set that went into a 32-30 loss, the Chico State volleyball team was shut out at home Friday against Sonoma State in three sets. H...

Wildcat volleyball team sweeps Dominguez Hills

Wildcat volleyball team sweeps Dominguez Hills

Nick Reddy

November 9, 2014


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

[box]Chico State 3, Cal State Dominguez Hills 0Scores: 25-12, 25-12, 25-19.Kills: Olivia Mediano (15); Kristyn Casalino (13).Assists: Torey Thompson (41).Digs: Emily Duran (14)[/box]The Chico State women’s volleyball team has alternated winning and losing their past eight matches. After a loss Frid...

Women’s volleyball team beats Warriors

Women’s volleyball team beats Warriors

Ryan Grady

November 4, 2014


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

[box]Chico State 3, Cal State Stanislaus 1Assists: Torey Thompson (48)Kills: Ellie Larronde (17)Digs: Emily Duran (20).[/box]The Chico State volleyball team steamrolled Cal State Stanislaus in four sets Tuesday night in Acker gym. The 'Cats came out with a strong tempo starting off the first set by scoring the first 10 points to a Warriors 4. The second set...

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