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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.

HUSKIE VOLLEYBALL CONTINUES TO GET VOTES IN AVCA TOP 25

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With today's release of the latest American Volleyball Coaches Association's top 25 poll, the NIU volleyball team remains in the top 25 mix for the third straight week.  In the Sept. 5th poll, the Huskies received six votes and received four in last week's poll.  This week, NIU gathered four votes again after a 2-0 home weekend that featured a pair of sweeps.

The Huskies' only three losses this season have all been to top 25-caliber teams.  NIU has fallen to No. 14 Northern Iowa, No. 16 Iowa State and Texas A&M, who received 21 votes in this week's poll.  The Huskies also have a win over Cincinnati, who also had four votes in this week's poll.

NIU Volleyball Gets Four Votes in AVCA Top 25 Poll

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VBall Team UNILast week the Huskie volleyball team received six votes in the American Volleyball Coaches Association Top 25 Coaches Poll.  Following a 3-1 week of play on the road, NIU has remained in the AVCA coaches' minds as they received four votes this week.  Prior to last week's poll, the Huskies had not received votes in the AVCA Top 25 Poll since 2001. 
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