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Sac State student-athletes on their shelter-at-home routines

The Sac State Athletics Department canceled all sports through the end of the academic year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. With all the extra time, student-athletes have found themselves picking up new and old hobbies to pass the time.

Olivia Laroa

April 16, 2020

With the NCAA suspension of all remaining winter and spring championships, games and practices and Sacramento State’s subsequent cancellation of sports through the end of the academic year, student-athletes are adjusting to a new daily routine - one without the sport they dedicated their college life to. “Par...

SPORTS PODCAST: Top 10 sports stories of the semester

Senior center Joshua Patton, junior quarterback Kevin Thomson, senior goalkeeper Kaylyn Evans and softball head coach Lori Perez. Top left photo by Kelly Kiernan and remaining three by Eucario Calderon.

Shaun Holkko and Will Coburn

December 12, 2019

From Sac State football's first year in the playoffs to the careers of former Sac State students Deuce and Mo, the sports section here at The State Hornet has had a lot to cover this semester. Here’s sports Editor Shaun Holkko’s top 10 sports stories of the semester on this week's episode the State...

Sac State volleyball team ends season in upset loss to Montana State

Sac State senior outside hitter Sarah Davis hits the ball against Montana State on Thursday, Nov. 28 at the Nest. The Hornets were eliminated in the quarterfinals of the Big Sky Tournament by the Bobcats.

Robyn Dobson

November 29, 2019

The Sacramento State volleyball team was defeated in the first round of the Big Sky Championship Tournament by Montana State University Thursday night at The Nest.  The loss was the first time the Hornets (14-18, 9-10 Big Sky) were defeated at home by the Bobcats (15-13, 11-8) since 1997.  ...

‘This is where I’m meant to be’: Sac State volleyball player sets team up for success

Sac State sophomore setter Ashtin Olin poses for a photo Wednesday, Nov. 20 at Yosemite Hall. Olin has been named second team all-Big Sky Conference in consecutive seasons (2018-19).

Robyn Dobson

November 25, 2019

Sacramento State sophomore setter Ashtin Olin stood at the net during a rotation waiting for Utah State University to serve the ball during the first preseason match of 2018.  To those in attendance, it was just another volleyball match. But for Olin, it was her first-ever collegiate game, a moment s...

Sac State volleyball team swept on road trip to close out regular season

Sac State junior libero Michelle Taynton prepares to bump the ball against Weber State on Thursday, Nov. 14 at The Nest. After being defeated by Portland State and Northern Colorado on the road, the Hornets begin the Big Sky tournament at The Nest on Thursday, Nov. 28 against Montana State.

Robyn Dobson

November 24, 2019

Although they held leads in both matches, the Sacramento State volleyball team lost the final two games of the regular season while on the road. Despite having more kills than Portland State University (10-19, 6-12 Big Sky), the Hornets (14-17, 9-9) fell in their 12th five-set match of the season T...

Sac State volleyball team defeats Idaho State on senior night

Sac State senior outside hitter Sarah Davis spikes the ball against Idaho State on Saturday, Nov. 16 at The Nest. As the lone senior, Davis had a match-high 17 kills in the win over the Tigers.

Robyn Dobson

November 17, 2019

The Sacramento State volleyball team swept Idaho State University in a decisive three sets at The Nest on Saturday night during their last home game of the regular season.  Lone senior and co-captain Sarah Davis helped lead the Hornets (14-15, 9-7 Big Sky) to victory over the Bengals (7-21, 4-12) ...

Sac State volleyball team swept by second place Weber State

Sac State senior outside hitter Sarah Davis spikes the ball against Weber State on Thursday, Nov. 14 at The Nest. Sac State lost to the Wildcats in three sets.

Robyn Dobson

November 14, 2019

The Sacramento State volleyball team was swept at home by a Big Sky Conference opponent for the first time since 2014 in a three-set loss to Weber State University. After a dominant three-set sweep over Southern Utah University during their two-game road trip, the Hornets (13-15, 8-7 Big Sky) retu...

Sac State volleyball team goes 1-1 on the road

Members of the Sac State volleyball team celebrate a set win against Idaho on Thursday, Oct. 31 at The Nest. The Hornets went 1-1 on their recent road trip and now have a record of 13-14 (8-6 Big Sky Conference) headed into the final two weeks of the regular season.

Robyn Dobson

November 9, 2019

The Sacramento State volleyball team suffered its first three-set sweep by a Big Sky opponent against Northern Arizona University as the opener to their two-game road trip Thursday night. However, the Hornets (13-14, 8-6 Big Sky Conference) bounced back to sweep Southern Utah University (13-13, 6-8...

Volleyball coaches’ careers come full circle at Sac State

Volleyball coaches Ed Jackson, Ruben Volta and Sarah Chlebana pose for a photo before practice Wednesday, Oct. 23 at Yosemite Hall. Jackson, Volta and Chlebana were all student athletes at Sac State, earning national and conference championships.

Robyn Dobson

November 3, 2019

At one point, every current coach of the Sacramento State volleyball team was a student athlete at the university, juggling volleyball training sessions while attending classes in the very halls where students are learning today. Head coach Ruben Volta and assistant coach Ed Jackson both played for the H...

Eastern Washington upsets Sac State volleyball team in 5 sets

Sac State junior middle blocker Cianna Andrews (left) and freshman outside hitter Kayla Subbert barely miss blocking against Eastern Washington at The Nest. Andrews had a total of nine successful blocks during Saturday's loss.

Robyn Dobson

November 2, 2019

Last-place Eastern Washington University defeated the Sacramento State volleyball team in the Hornets’ 11th five-set match of the season at The Nest Saturday afternoon. After a big five-set win over the University of Idaho Thursday, the Hornets (12-13, 7-5 Big Sky Conference) found their play riddled...

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