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With Borchers gone, Northern will have big shoes to fill

Aug 18, 2017 - Comments: 0

In volleyball, the setter serves as the extension of the coach on the court. They are likened to a quarterback in football or a point guard in basketball, tasked with being chief communicator and organizer of the team.

They bear a vital role, and this year, ONU head coach Kate Witte will have to find a new starting setter after two-time All-American Ashley Borchers graduated in May.

Witte said Friday that two underclassmen are in contention for the spot: sophomore Madison Broering and freshman Katie Wade.

Witte, young Polar Bears venture onto national stage

Nov 10, 2016 - Comments: 0

For Kate Witte, this weekend is a return to the promised land.

Ohio Northern’s head volleyball coach, now in her 26th year at the helm, has made it to the NCAA tournament 20 times, including a stretch of 11 straight appearances from 2000-2010. She has been to ten Sweet 16’s, four Elite Eight’s and one Final Four.

2014 ONU Volleyball Preview

Sep 08, 2014 - Comments: 0

This is the time that many athletes prepare themselves for dominating their sports and bringing some sweet glory to Polar Bear nation. For this piece, let’s take a look at volleyball. Yes, indeed volleyball, a game that showcases how geometry and physics can be utilized in a sport which can dissolve from a well-organized operation, into a display of hysterical chaos. From elementary school gym classes to the OAC, volleyball resonates throughout all ages a feeling of competitiveness, fast paced action and the thrill of smacking a ball like it owed you money.

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