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Redshirt senior forward Enrique Banuelos in possession of the ball during NIU men’s soccer match Sunday night at the NIU Soccer & Track and Field Complex. (Marco Sotelo Avila | Northern Star)

NIU men’s soccer jumps to Missouri Valley Conference

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Editor | November 12, 2022

DeKALB – The NIU men’s soccer team will be competing in the Missouri Valley Conference following the announcement that the Mid-American Conference will no longer sponsor men’s soccer beginning with the 2023-24 academic year due to a lack of membership. The...

Senior defense Adrian Lara in possession of the ball during NIU mens soccer on September 12th against UIC. (Milly Landa | Northern Star)

NIU falls to Bowling Green in season finale

By Carlos Finney Jr., Sports Reporter | November 6, 2022

DeKALB – The NIU men’s soccer team had its season finale against Bowling Green State University Sunday evening that ended in a 6-0 loss. It was a tough day for the Huskies as they were shut out by the Falcons. The Huskies had an early scoring opportunity...

Redshirt senior forward Enrique Banuelos in possession of the ball during NIU men’s soccer match Sunday night at the NIU Soccer & Track and Field Complex. (Marco Sotelo Avila | Northern Star)

Huskies fall to Zips in home finale

By DeOndre Saunders, Sports Reporter | October 31, 2022

DeKALB – The NIU men’s soccer team (5-7-4, 2-4-1 MAC) was defeated by the University of Akron Zips (10-2-4, 4-0-2) at home Saturday night. Three seniors were honored before they played their final home game. Fifth year midfielder Adrian Corona, senior...

Junior midfielder Eddie Knight (right) nagivates the ball against a BGSU defender during Tuesdays match at the NIU Soccer and Track & Field Complex. (Mingda Wu | Northern Star)

NIU falls to Bowling Green in home stand

October 26, 2022

DeKALB – The NIU men’s soccer team faced off against Bowling Green State University Tuesday evening in a lopsided contest that saw the Falcons come out on top with a score of 3-1. Head coach Ryan Swan spoke how he was disappointed with the team’s...

Redshirt senior forward Enrique Banuelos in possession of the ball during NIU men’s soccer match Sunday night at the NIU Soccer & Track and Field Complex. (Marco Sotelo Avila | Northern Star)

Knight’s game-ending goal captures win for Huskies

By DeOndre Saunders, Sports Reporter | October 23, 2022

DeKALB – The Huskies (5-5-4, 2-2-1 MAC) defeated the Chicago State Cougars (1-10-3, 0-5) at home 2-0 on Monday night. This game was important for NIU because it was one out of four remaining conference matchups before the playoffs. The Huskies needed...

Senior midfielder Adrian Corona launches a pass in NIUs Aug. 26, 2021 win over Purdue-Fort Wayne.

Corona aiming for post-college success

By DeOndre Saunders, Sports Reporter | October 19, 2022

Fifth-year senior midfielder Adrian Corona's most outstanding accomplishment in his soccer career is winning the Mid-American Conference championship in 2021, but he believes his greatest accomplishment has yet to come. Corona was born and raised in...

Redshirt senior forward Enrique Banuelos in possession of the ball during NIU men’s soccer match Sunday night at the NIU Soccer & Track and Field Complex. (Marco Sotelo Avila | Northern Star)

Huskies halt Broncos’ winning streak with scoreless stalemate

By DeOndre Saunders, Sports Reporter | October 12, 2022

DeKALB – NIU men’s soccer’s (4-4-4, 1-2-1 MAC) conference matchup against the University of Western Michigan Broncos (9-1-1) (3-0-1) ended in a draw at home on Sunday afternoon. The Huskies and the Broncos didn’t see any goals in the first...

Men’s soccer triumphs Cougars in Chicago

By Carlos Finney Jr., Sports Reporter | October 7, 2022

DeKALB – The Huskies went up against Chicago State University Thursday evening and came away with the win with a score of 3-1. Huskies head coach Ryan Swan spoke of his team’s performance that led to them coming out with a victory. “I like...

Huskies draw even with Badgers in scoreless road matchup

By DeOndre Saunders, Sports Reporter | October 2, 2022

DeKALB – NIU’s (3-3-3) battle against the University of Wisconsin-Madison Badgers (3-4-1) ended in a 0-0 draw on Wednesday night. Neither the Huskies nor the Badgers could create goals for themselves the entire game. "We knew that Wisconsin...

The NIU mens soccer team poses with the Mid-American Conference regular season trophy after a 2-1 victory over Akron on Oct. 30, 2021. (Noah Silver | Northern Star)

Men’s soccer eyeing repeat as MAC champions

By DeOndre Saunders, Sports Reporter | September 29, 2022

DeKALB — The NIU men’s soccer team had a season to remember last season as they won the Mid-American Conference Championship for the first time since 2011 and qualified for the NCAA tournament. “Last year was a magical run; none of us were thinking...

NIU midfielder Patrick Coleman (center) and Kevin Galiano prepare to receive the ball from goalkeeper Martin Sanchez, who is catching the ball. Mens soccer lost the home game against UIC 0 - 2 at the NIU Soccer and Track & Field Complex on Sept. 12 (Milly Landa | Northern Star).

Men’s soccer downed by Broncos to open league play

By DeOndre Saunders, Sports Reporter | September 24, 2022

DeKALB – The Huskies' lack of offense led to a 3-0 road loss in Kalamazoo, Michigan, against the Western Michigan University Broncos Friday. The Broncos dominated the Huskies in the first half. The Broncos took eight shots in the first half and capitalized...

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