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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...

NIU baseball outfielder and catcher Colin Summerhill had seven RBIs including a grand slam which earned him this weeks Huskie of the Week. (Eddie Miller | Northern Star)

Grand slam helps Summerhill earn first Huskie of the Week

By Northern Star Sports Staff | April 3, 2023

DeKALB – NIU junior outfielder and catcher Colin Summerhill recorded seven RBIs (runs batted in) in the Huskies’ last four games, including a grand slam against Northwestern University. Summerhill’s dominant performance from the plate helped him...

Freshman utility player Danielle Stewart snags NIU softballs first Huskie of the Week award of the season. Stewarts last three pitching performances propelled the Huskies to a four-game winning streak. (Eddie Miller | Northern Star)

Danielle Stewart earns first career Huskie of the Week

By Northern Star Sports Staff | March 27, 2023

DeKALB – Freshman utility player Danielle Stewart’s string of dominant pitching performances helped her net NIU softball’s first Huskie of the Week honor of the 2023 season. Stewart pitched in all three games of a weekend series against Miami...

Izzak Olejnik secures Huskie of the Week honor after a stellar performance at the 2023 NCAA Wrestling Championships. (Eddie Miller | Northern Star)

Izzak Olejnik nets Huskie of the Week honor after eighth place performance

By Northern Star Sports Staff | March 20, 2023

No. 12 ranked redshirt senior Izzak Olejnik’s victory over No. 10 redshirt junior Carson Kharchla in the 2023 NCAA Wrestling Championships helped Olejnik nab Northern Star’s Huskie of the Week honor. Olejnik was named an All-American after his...

AJah Davis secures her second Huskie of the Week honor.

Davis breaks record, earns second Huskie of the Week honor

By Northern Star Sports Staff | March 6, 2023

DeKALB – Senior forward A’Jah Davis broke the NIU women’s basketball double-double record in the team's 73-63 win over Eastern Michigan University on March 1 to earn her second Huskie of the Week honor.  Davis posted 19 points on 8-for-17 shooting...

Junior Scout Regular nabs the Huskie of the Week award after a top finish at the Badger Invitational

Scout Regular named Huskie of the Week after top finish

By Northern Star Sports Staff | February 20, 2023

DeKALB – Junior Scout Regular continued her dominant season for NIU women’s track and field when she won the 60-meter hurdles for the third time this season at the Badger Invitational.  This season, Regular is the top-ranked woman athlete in the...