Category Archives: Volleyball

Volleyball team has a platform and an opportunity

After a Final Four appearance last year, all eyes are on the University of Northwestern – St. Paul volleyball team this season. Coach Beth Wilmeth is encouraging her team to see UNW’s rise in the polls as, “Not a target but a platform. Not pressure, but an opportunity.”

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Eagles finish in Final Four, Peterson player of the year


The University of Northwestern — St. Paul women’s volleyball team has had one of their best seasons in Eagle history. Starting off with a four home-game winning streak, the Northwestern women were set up for a successful season.

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The Eagles are Elite! UNW downs #1 Cal Lutheran


To be the best you have to beat the best, goes the cliche. The University of Northwestern — St. Paul Eagles did just that, upsetting the defending national champion and number one ranked California Lutheran College Regals in a 3-2 thriller inside Erickson Center.

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Volleyball ranked nationally, aiming for humility

Shanay Gonder (11) and Leesa Hulstrand (22) are part if an Eagles squad that has dominated opponents so far this season, ahead of UMAC play. Gonder and Hulstrand have combined for 80 kills this season (photo by Greta Elsholtz).

After making a Sweet 16 appearance last year and carrying a national ranking this year, the women’s volleyball team prepares for the 2016 season through a Christ-minded, humble mentality while embracing a tenacious yet joyful competitive spirit.

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Athlete Profile: Shanay Gonder

Shanay Gonder is a junior public relations major at the University of Northwestern — St. Paul. She is an all-conference middle hitter on the Northwestern volleyball team.

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