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The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

Panther Profiles: Ep. 12: Emily Wilcox

Panther Profiles: Ep. 12: Emily Wilcox

Aidan Cusack and Patrick Schmitz February 13, 2024 Aidan and Patrick talked to senior middle blocker Emily Wilcox. Wilcox talked about her start in volleyball, her...

Easterns volleyball team celebrate their 3-0 win against the University of Missouri Thursday night.

EIU Volleyball clinches NCAA Tournament spot

Zaria Flippin and Maurice Phipps November 22, 2023

2001 was the last time the Panthers went dancing in the NCAA Tournament. 22 years later, after sweeping the Southeast Missouri Redhawks 3-0 on Wednesday evening in Grongier Arena, Eastern won the Ohio...

From left, sophomore setter Catalina Rochaix and senior outside hitter Giovana Larregui López celebrate after scoring a point during the volleyball against Morehead State Thursday evening at Lantz Arena. Rochaix led the team with 34 assists and had two digs. López led the Panthers with 13 kills and 15 points.

EIU Volleyball advances to semifinals after 3-0 victory

Maurice Phipps, Sports Reporter November 20, 2023

Eastern’s volleyball team had a dominant victory over the eight seeded Little Rock Trojans in the first round of the Ohio Valley Conference tournament. The victory would start off with the Panthers...

Senior outside hitter Giovana Larregui Lopez serves the ball over the net for the Panthers against their game vs. Valparaiso. The Panthers won 3-2 against the Beacons Friday night in Lantz Arena.

EIU Volleyball seniors reflect on regular season, hosting OVC tournament

Aidan Cusack and Cameron Thomas November 17, 2023

Eastern’s volleyball team celebrated senior night at their final game of the season. The seniors got a little extra volleyball in their last game as the match went into the fifth set as the Panthers...

Cheeto, Emily Wilcoxs (20) five month old kitten sits on the bench during the volleyball game against Morehead State.

Cheeto the Cat: EIU Volleyball’s pillow

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor October 29, 2023

Eastern’s volleyball team has been explosive on the court as they are currently 19-2 for the season. Along with this success, the Panthers found a way to confuse color commentators during a live broadcast...

Eastern middle blocker Emily Wilcox jumps to attempt a kill in a match against Indiana State on Sept. 19 in Lantz Arena. Wilcox had 10 kills in the match, which Eastern lost 3-1.

Emily Wilcox balances volleyball and electrical engineering

Kaitlyn Flynn, Reporter October 23, 2023

Emily Wilcox is a senior electrical engineering major at Eastern. She has been in the major for four years and she wanted chose this major because, “I have always known that I wanted to study...

Coach Sara Thomas talks to her team during a timeout at their game vs. the Valparaiso Beacons Friday night in Lantz Arena.

Panthers end first tournament of the season with win against Akron Zips

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor August 26, 2023

Eastern closed out the EIU Panther Classic with a 3-1 win against Akron on Saturday afternoon in Lantz Arena. Early in the first set, the Panthers and the Zips exchanged points, and both teams did not...

Head Coach Sara Thomas, instructs volleyball players during practice on Wednesday afternoon at Lantz Arena. The team will play in the EIU Panther Classic against University of Louisiana Monroe, Akron University and Valparaiso University.

‘We’re ready to play someone again,’ Thomas says previewing Eastern’s volleyball season

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor August 24, 2023

Head Coach Sara Thomas and the Panthers start their season in the EIU Panther Classic as they are set to compete against the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks and the Valparaiso Beacons on Friday, Aug. 25 in Lantz...

After number 20 Emily Wilcox, a junior middle blocker, reconvenes with her team after successfully blocking a spike from UT Martin Skyhawk players during the volleyball game at Lantz Arena Friday afternoon. Wilcox had 6 blocks and scored 7.5 points. The Panthers won 3-2 against the Skyhawks.

Women athletes on campus talk being STEM majors

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor January 25, 2023

There are 10 women’s sports teams here at Eastern and quite a few of the women student athletes find empowerment outside of their sport through their STEM degrees. According to NCAA data that...

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