March 10, 2011
DeKALB, Ill. - The Northern Illinois women's volleyball team announced its spring schedule Thursday. The four-weekend slate includes trips to Wisconsin, Northern Iowa and Illinois-Chicago, along with the annual Salvani Spring Play Date.
The Huskies start with the Salvani Spring Play Date on March 26 at the NIU Rec Center. Honoring former NIU volleyball player Karen Salvani (1998), NIU will host an all-day tournament featuring Kishwaukee C.C., Lewis, Loyola Chicago, an NIU alumni team, Olivet Nazarene, SIU-Edwardsville, St. Joseph's and Winona State.
On April 2, NIU will head to Madison, Wis. to play in a tournament hosted by Wisconsin. The field includes Iowa, Marquette, Michigan Tech, Minnesota, North Dakota State, Northern Iowa, UW-Green Bay, UW-Milwaukee and Wisconsin.
The following Saturday, April 9, the Huskies will be hosted by Northern Iowa. The lineup in Cedar Falls, Iowa features Drake, North Dakota State, Northern Iowa, Northwestern and South Dakota State.
To wrap up spring competition, NIU will play in a three-team event in Chicago on April 16. Hosted by Illinois-Chicago, the Huskies will matchup with DePaul, UIC and UW-Green Bay.