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

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

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Senior libero Christina Martinez Mundo receives the ball, bumping it to set up teammates during the volleyball game against Morehead State Thursday evening at Lantz Arena Mundo led the Panthers with 17 digs and three service aces.

Eastern continues success against Morehead State with another sweep

Aidan Cusack and Cameron Thomas October 6, 2023

Eastern volleyball continues to dominate in OVC play, not allowing Morehead State to win a single set on Thursday and Friday. These two teams have quite a bit of competitive history. Coming into...

Christina Martinez Mundo dives for the ball during a match against Missouri Baptist University. The Panthers lost to the Spartans 3-2 Monday afternoon in Sister City Park.

Mundo named 2023 DEN Athlete of the Year

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor April 26, 2023

Christina Martinez Mundo traveled over 1,900 miles from her hometown of San Juan, Puerto Rico to play volleyball here at Eastern Illinois University.  The libero is entering her senior year with the...

The volleyball team plays a scrimmage game against Illinois State in Lantz Arena on Saturday evening.

Volleyball spring match brings excitement for fall season

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor April 6, 2023

The Eastern volleyball team hosted its indoor spring match last Saturday against Illinois State, sweeping them in three sets in Lantz Arena. The Panthers won the first two sets 25-22 and then the last...

Goalkeeper Daniela Bermeo, a fifth year player, clears the ball during the Panthers first game of the season on Thursday afternoon at Lakeside Field. The Panthers and Valparaiso University Beacons tied.

International student athletes find fellowship at EIU

Han Byer, Sports Reporter March 29, 2023

 International student athletes from all around the world attend Eastern Illinois University to play sports in the United States. Many of them are excelling in their respective sports, as well as their...

Sara Thomas, the volleyball coach, poses for a picture.

2 daughters, 2 teams, 1 woman

Han Byer and Ashanti Thomas March 1, 2023

 “Yes I can and watch me.” That is what Eastern head volleyball coach, Sara Thomas, says to those who think being a single, working mom can stop you from doing what you want to do. Thomas, who...

3 vs. 3 tournament to help fundraise for club volleyball

3 vs. 3 tournament to help fundraise for club volleyball

Adriana Hernadez-Santana, Feature Junior Editor February 3, 2023

As most sports teams are finishing up practice for the night, Eastern’s Club Volleyball team is preparing the SRC Court for tomorrow’s 3 vs. 3 volleyball tournament.  The former secretary, now...

Caleb Jensen, a junior sports media relations major, can be reached at 581-2812.

COLUMN: The volleyball team’s future is bright

Caleb Jensen, Columnist December 9, 2022

Looking forward and not back. This is what the members of the Eastern Illinois University volleyball team should be doing after what looked like might be a promising run in the OVC tournament was cut short...

Giovana Larregui Lopez, a junior outside hitter, jumps to spike the ball during the volleyball of the second set of the first game against the UT Martin Skyhawks at Lantz Arena Friday afternoon. Lopez had 24 kills, 5 kills, and scored 27 points. The Panthers won 3-2 against the Skyhawks.

Volleyball team wins ‘big’ at OVC awards

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor December 1, 2022

Two weeks ago, the Eastern volleyball team saw its historic 2022 season come to an end after being knocked out of the OVC Tournament by Southeast Missouri in a five-set thriller. The Panthers had previously...

Summerlyn Smith (8), a senior setter, puts up the ball during volleyball practice in Lantz Arena Thursday afternoon.

Smith sisters ‘set’ up for success

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor November 16, 2022

I-57 North is a highway that is anything but unfamiliar to Summerlyn Smith.  For two years, the senior setter for the Eastern volleyball team took the highway north to Champaign, Ill., to the birthplace...

Outside hitter, Giovana Larregui Lopez (15) jumps up to spike the ball against University of Southern Indiana at Lantz Arena. The Panthers won 3-0.

Volleyball team now tied for third in OVC after defeating Southern Indiana 3-0

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor November 10, 2022

Bittersweet was the feeling that came over Lantz Arena Wednesday night. The Eastern volleyball team completed the sweep of Southern Indiana in three sets but as some players stepped off the court, they...

Outside hitter, Kaitlyn Flynn (11), spikes the ball during the fourth and final set against the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles at Lantz Arena. The Panthers lost 3-1 on Nov. 4, 2022 on Eastern Illinois Universitys campus in Charleston, Ill.

Volleyball team looks to solidify OVC standings against Southern Indiana

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor November 8, 2022

The Eastern volleyball team will take the court for its final home game of the season against OVC newcomer Southern Indiana Wednesday at 6 p.m.  The Panthers are currently in fifth place in the OVC...

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