Zach Peters: November 2011 Archives

WIZ PROFILED IN DAILY HERALD

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Over the holiday, two-time reigning MAC Player of the Year Lauren Wicinski was profiled by the Daily Herald's Elena Ferrarin.  Click here to read all about the sophomore standout's story. 

"LOVE AT FIRST SPIKE" ON THE VOLLEYBALL STAFF

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Coley Pawlikowski 4.jpgThey met through playing volleyball, and now married, they coach together on the same team.  NIU volleyball Assistant Coaches Dan and Coley Pawlikowski's journey was recently chronicled by the Northern Star's Mike Romor.  Click here to read.

AN APPLE A DAY HELPS NIU WOMEN'S TENNIS

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NIU women's tennis Head Coach Ryun Ferrell has integrated the use of Apple products to help improve the program.  Whether it be using apps or creating apps, Ferrell is using technology to better the Huskies.  Recently, the Northern Star's Jerry Burnes talked to the fifth-year coach about his use of the Apple brand.  Click here to read.

A LOOK AT BENNETT'S BASKETBALL JOURNEY

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Bennett.jpgSecond-year NIU women's basketball Head Coach Kathi Bennett has had an interesting journey throughout her 20-plus years of coaching.  Whether it be winning, losing, garnering individual accolades, surviving a nasty car wreck, or keeping her faith with God, the daughter of coaching legend Dick Bennett has nearly seen it all.  The Christian Sports Press recently chronicled Bennett's journey and faith.  Click here to read.

COVERAGE FROM VOLLEYBALL'S BIG WEEKEND

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Volleyball vs BSU 1.jpgIt was a big weekend for the NIU volleyball team, as the Huskies entered in second place in the MAC West Division and left the weekend in first after 3-0 wins at home over Toledo and Ball State.  NIU is currently tied with Western Michigan for first place in the West and the No. 1 overall seed in the MAC Tournament.  The Huskies and Broncos meet in Kalamazoo, Mich., Thursday to break the tie.

Reactions from the successful weekend are right here:

"Schepler's ace puts volleyball team in first in MAC" -- by Ryan Wood, Daily Chronicle

"Somebody grab a broom - NIU volleyball defeats Toledo" -- by Abbe Barton, Northern Star

NIU VOLLEYBALL SHOWING NATIONAL PRESENCE

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With a huge weekend ahead, the Huskies are on the American Volleyball Coaches Association's (AVCA) map.  In the AVCA's weekly blog, Saturday's 7 PM CT NIU-Ball State contest at Victor E. Court is mentioned as one of the key national match-ups of the week.  Ball State stands just one game ahead of NIU for first place in the MAC West Division and the Huskies are looking to avenge a five-set loss in Muncie, Ind., on Sept. 30, which is also the last time that NIU dropped a match.  Since then, the Huskies have reeled off nine straight wins and have stayed ahead of the Cardinals in the RPI rankings.  NIU leads the MAC with a No. 20 ranking, while BSU stands 33rd.  With their last two MAC home matches this weekend, the Huskies could grab a share of first place in the West and overall in the MAC with wins Friday against Toledo and Saturday over the Cardinals.

NORTHERN STAR PREVIEWS WOMEN'S HOOPS' BACK COURT

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The Northern Star's Matt Hopkinson takes a look at NIU women's basketball's 2011-12 back court in today's paper.  With All-MAC selection Marke Freeman moving on due to graduation, the Huskies will look to senior Courtney Shelton to solidify a young group of guards.  Click here to read all about it.

MAC WOMEN'S HOOPS PRESEASON PICKS ARE OUT

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Convo Hoops Logo.jpegToday, the Mid-American Conference released its preseason women's basketball picks, as voted on by the league's coaches and select media. The Huskies were tabbed to finish fourth in the West Division, while Toledo was chosen to win the West and the MAC Tournament.  Bowling Green was the choice to claim the East Division.  For the complete picks and to see the Preseason All-MAC Teams, click here.