The volleyball team has six Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference championships (2013, 2012, 2010, 2006, 2005, 2001). They have eight NJCAA Region IV Team championships (2018, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2002, 2001, 1983, 1980) and appeared in the NJCAA tournament in 2018 (10th place finish), 2013 (8th place), 2012 (13th place), 2010 (13th place), 2002 (12th place), and 2001 (10th place).
Standout players include Noelle Knezz (2018), Kara Kentner (2012, 2013), Rachel Levitt (2010) and Natalie Wigginton (2006), all of whom were NJCAA Division II All-Americans including Kentner a second time.
Knezz was named NJCAA Division II Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 18) after posting 2.96 kills and 4.28 assists per set.
Knezz was not only an All-American her freshman year, but earned nods to the national All-Tournament team as well as the All-Region and All-Conference teams.
The team was No. 4 in the nation for service aces (342) and No. 10 for digs (2,656).
Caroyln Yerkes was nominated as an All-American and ranked 11th in NJCAA Division II in digs per set (6.03 average). Over two years (2015, 2014), she earned more than 1,300 digs.
Joanna Curtis and Kentner notched 1,000 kill assists while Ryan earned 1,000 digs.
Kentner was ranked No. 1 in hitting percentage (.440) in NJCAA Division II and named an NJCAA Player of the Week.
The team was ranked fifth in both digs (2,049) and digs per set (22.52).
Kentner was ranked fifth nationally in hitting percentage (.407). She also was named NJCAA Player of the Week and a Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference Player of the Year.
Gina Ryan was named the No. 1 player in NJCAA Region IV.
Levitt finished the season with 446 kills, a kill percentage of .356 and went 14 matches with double-doubles in kills and digs. She was named Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference Player of the Year.
Libero Kelly Stack was ranked No. 2 in the NJCAA Division II in digs per set with 969 digs. She was an NJCAA Player of the Week.
Katie Yacko was ranked third nationally in assists per set with a 10.10 average.
The Cyclones participated in the World Interuniversity Games in Milan, Italy, in 2009 and in Dublin, Ireland, in 2006 where they competed in the world’s largest university sports tournament.