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Volleyball falls to NIU in home opener

(09/30/16 10:31pm)

In its home opener, the Central Michigan Volleyball team fell to defending Mid-American Conference West Division champion Northern Illinois in straight sets Friday at McGuirk Arena.The Chippewas dropped to 6-9 overall and 0-3 in the MAC. CMU has lost seven straight sets since dropping both matches last weekend against Ball State and Toledo. Though CMU finished with more kills than the Huskies, the Chippewas lost the first set 26-24 after leading 21-16.

Conference tournament chase begins as volleyball hits road this weekend

(09/21/16 8:03pm)

The Central Michigan volleyball team is anticipating a fresh start this weekend as it opens Mid-American Conference play on the road with matches at Ball State and Toledo.Head Coach Mike Gawlik’s “road warriors” wrapped up the preseason with a 1-2 finish at the University of Central Florida Challenge last weekend.“If anyone knows how to be on the road, it’s us,” Gawlik said.

Despite Achilles tear, volleyball coach embodies positive attitude as season begins

(09/11/16 9:07pm)

Mike Gawlik started his first season as the Central Michigan volleyball head coach with a boot on his left leg, using a scooter to get around.Just minutes before hosting a volleyball camp in July, Gawlik tore his left Achilles tendon while playing a pick-up volleyball match with players and coaches.“I turned to sprint one direction and it snapped,” he said.

Volleyball ends Spartan Invitational with win over Morgan State

(09/04/16 5:58pm)

The Central Michigan Volleyball team picked up its second win of the season Sunday, defeating Morgan State, 3-1, in its final match of the Auto Owners Insurance Spartan Invitational. The Chippewas (2-4) fell 3-0 to heavyweights Florida and host Michigan State Saturday in their first two matches.CMU defeated Morgan State 25-16, 25-12, 21-25, 25-13.

Stepping in and leading the way: Beeckman brings different style to volleyball team

(11/18/15 11:49pm)

Through everything that went on this season, Associate Head Coach Theresa Beeckman found a way to keep Central Michigan’s volleyball team focused.Volleyball wasn’t Beeckman’s first love, but the coach the team calls ‘Tree’ had an impact on the game and the players she coached this season.Beeckman came to CMU after two coaching stints at Delta College and Ferris State.