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Freshman forward Tyra Kings career day helped her secure her first Huskie of the Week honor. (Ria Pathak | Northern Star)

Tyra King claims Huskie of the Week crown

By Northern Star Sports Staff | October 23, 2023

DeKALB – A career shooting day against Ball State University for freshman forward Tyra King cemented her status as this week’s Huskie of the Week. King recorded five total shots and four shots on goal to lead NIU women’s soccer to a 1-0 victory...

NIU footballs defense shut down Ohio University in the final 30 minutes of Saturdays game. The defenses collective performance earned them Northern Stars first group Huskie of the Week honor. (Ria Pathak | Northern Star)

NIU football’s defense takes over Huskie of the Week

By Northern Star Sports Staff | October 16, 2023

DeKALB – After pitching the second-half shutout to clinch a victory against the Ohio University Bobcats in the 116th annual Homecoming game, NIU’s defense collectively received Huskie Of the Week honors. NIU faced a 13-7 deficit after conceding...

Junior running back Antario Brown earned Huskie of the Week after his big day Saturday against Akron. Brown rushed for 280 yards and had 4 touchdowns in the game. (Ria Pathak | Northern Star)

Brown bags Huskie of the Week after Akron ground beatdown

By Northern Star Sports Staff | October 9, 2023

DeKALB – Much like he ran away from the University of Akron’s defense on Saturday, NIU junior running back Antario Brown has run away with Huskie of the Week honors after a career-best rushing performance. Brown ran for 280 yards and four TDs on...

Senior golfer Jasmine Ly earned her first career Huskie of the Week honor after tying the NIU record for lowest-scoring round in school history on Tuesday. Ly was also named MAC Golfer of the Week for her standout performance. (Eddie Miller | Northern Star)

Ly’s record-tying performance earns Huskie of the Week honors

By Northern Star Sports Staff | October 2, 2023

DeKALB – Senior Jasmine Ly’s record-tying performance at the Johnie Imes Invitational helped her secure women’s golf’s first ever Huskie of the Week honor. Ly scored a 67 in the second round of the Johnie Imes Invitational on Tuesday, tying...

Graduate student outside hitter Katie Erdmann earned her first career honor after her performances against Bowling Green State University on Thursday and Friday. Erdmann recorded 17 kills in a 3-2 victory over the Falcons on Friday. (Eddie Miller | Northern Star)

Erdmann collects Huskie of the Week after double double-doubles

By Northern Star Sports Staff | September 25, 2023

DeKALB – A pair of double-double performances against Bowling Green State University have enabled NIU volleyball graduate student outside hitter Katie Erdmann to take home her first Huskie of the Week honor. The Forreston native was a key factor...

Junior libero Crew Hoffmeiers marvelous start to her NIU volleyball career helped her earn Huskie of the Week honors. (Eddie Miller | Northern Star)

Hoffmeier’s sparkling start secures Huskie of the Week honors

By Northern Star Sports Staff | September 18, 2023

DeKALB – Hours after being announced as the MAC West Defensive Player of the Week, junior libero Crew Hoffmeier was named the Northern Star’s Huskie of the Week after a dominant start to her NIU volleyball career. Hoffmeier recorded a team-high...

Senior midfielder Eddie Knight recorded a hat-trick in mens soccers 7-2 win over Aurora University Monday. Knight is now tied for the team lead in goals. (Eddie Miller | Northern Star)

Hat-trick performance earns Knight Huskie of the week

By Northern Star Sports Staff | September 11, 2023

DeKALB – Thanks to a hat-trick in NIU men’s soccer’s victory over Aurora University Monday, senior midfielder Eddie Knight earned Huskie of the week honors. Knight’s selection is the first of his career at NIU and marks men’s soccer’s first...

Junior outside hitter Nikolette Nedic has recorded 52 kills in her last three matches and leads the Huskies in total kills with 96. Her weekend performance helped her secure her first Huskie of the Week honor.

Nedic’s prosperous weekend earns Huskie of the Week honors

By Northern Star Sports Staff | September 4, 2023

DeKALB – After leading NIU volleyball to its first win of the season, junior outside hitter Nikolette Nedic earned the first Huskie of the Week honor of the 2023-2024 school year. Nedic was the focal point of the Huskie attack over the weekend, contributing...

Freshman utility player Danielle Dee Dee Stewart won her second career Huskie of the Week award after posting two straight nine-strikeout games against the University at Buffalo. (Eddie Miller | Northern Star)

Stewart voted Huskie of the Week behind career performances

By Northern Star Sports Staff | May 1, 2023

DeKALB – After posting a career-high nine strikeouts in two straight games against the University at Buffalo Bulls, freshman utility player Danielle Stewart claimed her second career Huskie of the Week honor. In Game 1 of the weekend series with...

Ben Sluzas finished in first place at the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate, an accomplishment that helped him net April 24s Huskie of the Week honor. (Eddie Miller | Northern Star)

Sluzas secures Huskie of the Week honors after first-place finish

By Northern Star Sports Staff | April 24, 2023

DeKALB – Three days after winning MAC Golfer of the Week honors, sophomore Ben Sluzas was voted as Northern Star’s Huskie of the Week after a first place finish at the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate. Sluzas opened round one of the Robert Kepler...

Junior infielder Eric Erato earned Huskie of the Week after his clutch hitting during Fridays win over Western Michigan. (Eddie Miller | Northern Star)

Clutch hitting earns Erato Huskie of the Week

By Northern Star Sports Staff | April 17, 2023

DeKALB – Clutch hitting by junior infielder Eric Erato in Friday’s come from behind walk-off victory over Western Michigan University earned him his first Huskie of the Week honor.  Erato’s selection is baseball’s third straight Huskie of...

Junior infielder Aaron Harpers walk-off single highlighted a four hit, three RBI weekend to earn his first Huskie of the Week honor. (Eddie Miller | Northern Star)

Walk-off win earns Harper Huskie of the Week

By Northern Star Sports Staff | April 10, 2023

DeKALB – After his heroics in NIU baseball’s Easter Sunday win over Central Michigan University, junior infielder Aaron Harper nabbed his first Huskie of the Week honor.  With the Huskies trailing 5-4 and on the verge of being swept, Harper knocked...