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Annabelle Tomei gets ready to serve against Green Bay on Oct. 10.

Annabelle Tomei works to balance busy student athlete lifestyle

Brittany Kearfott, Sports Reporter October 27, 2021

Many know her as a setter for Oakland University’s volleyball team, holding a few records under her belt. However, there is more to Annabelle Tomei than just her volleyball skills and career. Annabelle...

The volleyball team huddles up against Youngstown State on Oct. 24.

Volleyball wins a hard-fought match against Youngstown State

Christian Tate, Sports Reporter October 27, 2021

After an arduous five-set matchup, the Oakland University Golden Grizzlies leave the court victorious after defeating the Youngstown State Penguins 3-2 on Sunday. The game started off evenly matched,...

Kerra Cornist and Jamie Walling go for a block against Milwaukee on Oct. 7.

Volleyball swept by Milwaukee in clash of Horizon League titans

Matthew Scheidel, Sports Editor October 13, 2021

The Oakland University volleyball team fell to the Milwaukee Panthers in straight sets last Thursday. Milwaukee came into the match undefeated in conference play at 4-0, while the Grizzlies were 3-1 coming...

Lindsay Wightman celebrates as her team gets a point.

Volleyball star Lindsay Wightman continues family legacy

Matthew Scheidel, Sports Editor October 6, 2021

Before she stepped on campus at Oakland University, Lindsay Wightman knew the culture of the volleyball program was the right fit for her. What she didn’t know was she would become one of the most decorated...

The volleyball team celebrates after getting a point.

Volleyball defeats rival PFW on Crayon Drive night

Brittany Kearfott, Sports Reporter October 6, 2021

Long standing rival — the Purdue Fort Wayne (PFW) volleyball team — put up a tough battle in an attempt to win while visiting Grizzly territory on Tuesday, Sept. 28.  PFW gave a good competition...

Lindsay Wightman broke the school record for most career digs against Central Michigan in the Green and White Classic.

Volleyball wraps up non-conference play

Christian Tate, Sports Reporter September 22, 2021

The Golden Grizzlies split the first two of three matches last weekend in the Green and White Classic. The Oakland University volleyball team finished up their non-conference schedule with a packed...

Autumn Kissman (40) celebrating on the court with her teammate, Alona Blackwell (30) during Kissmans junior season. Kissman scored the third most points on the womens basketball team in her senior season.

The evolution of Autumn Kissman’s game

Michael Pearce, Editor-In-Chief March 3, 2021

During her freshman season, Autumn Kissman hardly saw the floor. The 6-foot-3-inch center received five minutes per game and put up 1.6 points per game, as she sat behind older players like Leah Somerfield...

Volleyball prepares for an unusual winter season

Volleyball prepares for an unusual winter season

Lauren Reid, Content Editor January 20, 2021

In a delayed season start due to COVID-19 concerns, Oakland volleyball is set to begin competing Monday, Jan. 25 at 6 p.m., where they'll take on Robert Morris University. The team’s last game was Nov....

Every sport to compete in January: What’s ahead for OU Athletics

Lauren Reid, Content Editor January 13, 2021

Fall semester was a wild ride for Oakland University Athletics — the Horizon League pushed back fall sports to a spring season, COVID-19 protocols ramped up testing and safety requirements and practices...

Senior outside hitter Melissa Deatsch recorded 1,000 career kills at the match against Buffalo at which Oakland won 3-0.

Deatsch passes 1,000 kills

AuJenee Hirsch, Editor-in-Chief October 2, 2016

In the Sept. 16 match against Buffalo, senior outside hitter Melissa Deatsch - who also works for the Post - became the sixth volleyball player in Oakland University history to get 1,000 career kills....

Oakland volleyball team will participate in the Rice Adidas Invite I Sept. 9-10 in Houston, Texas.

Volleyball in Iowa: a bit of high and low

Carter Jacobs, Intern September 6, 2016

The Oakland volleyball team had two very different days during the Hawkeye Classic over the weekend. On Friday, Sept. 2, the team dug deep and came back to beat Butler and Western Illinois in five sets....

11-year-old Sofia Floros signs on to Oakland Universitys womens basketball team on Nov. 24.

Team IMPACT impacts Golden Grizzlies

By Katlynn Emaus November 29, 2015

On Nov. 24, Oakland University’s women’s basketball team signed its newest member, 11-year-old Sofia Floros. She will be sporting jersey number 13.The team has recently become involved with a program...

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