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Men’s soccer downed by Broncos to open league play

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...

NIU junior midfielder Diego Maynez handles the ball in a match against Lindenwood University on Sept. 8.

Men’s soccer prevails in battle with Western Illinois

By Carlos Finney Jr., Sports Reporter | September 18, 2022

DeKALB — The Huskies (3-2-2, 0-0 MAC) faced off against Western Illinois University in a tough contest that saw the Huskies come away with a 1-0 victory on Saturday. The match was physical from the start. The Huskies had eight fouls in the first...

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

IN PICTURES: Men’s soccer takes on UIC

By Milly Landa, Photographer | September 14, 2022

 

Defensemen Adrian Lara (no. 5) tracks down the ball during a defensive stand during NIUs 5-2 victory over Bowling Green in the Mid-American Conference semi-final in Nov. 2021.

Men’s soccer burned by Flames at home

By DeOndre Saunders, Sports Reporter | September 13, 2022

DeKALB — After a scoreless first half performance from NIU, the Huskies finished the game scoreless as they lost to the University of Illinois Chicago Flames at home 2-0. The Huskies went scoreless in the first half because of the Flame’s defensive...

Senior midfielder Luis Hernandez advances the ball downfield in the 50th minute of NIUs Thursday night bout against Lindenwood University. The Huskies earned their second tie of the 2022 season after ending the game 1-1.

Huskies earn second draw in three games

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Editor | September 8, 2022

DeKALB — An exchange of second-half goals in the NIU men’s soccer team’s home matchup against Lindenwood University resulted in a 1-1 stalemate Thursday night in DeKalb. The Huskies tied for the second time in three games after Monday’s home...

The NIU mens soccer team celebrates a goal in the first half of their 3-0 victory against the Marquette University Golden Eagles on Sept. 10, 2021, in DeKalb.

Huskies win home opener behind two Arima goals

By DeOndre Saunders, Sports Reporter | September 7, 2022

DeKALB — The Huskies scored a late goal to defeat the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers 3-2 in their home opener Monday. Sophomore forward Taisei Arima scored most of the Huskies' goals as he led the game with two goals. “Taisei is...

Defensemen Adrian Lara (no. 5) tracks down the ball during a defensive stand during NIUs 5-2 victory over Bowling Green in the Mid-American Conference semi-final in Nov. 2021.

Men’s soccer draws even with Bradley

By Carlos Finney Jr., Sports Reporter | September 2, 2022

DeKALB — The Huskies went up against Bradley University on Thursday night in a tightly-battled contest that ended in a 2-2 draw. Head coach Ryan Swan spoke on his team’s performance and the end result of a draw. “We’re disappointed,” Swan...

Nick Markanich (left) and brother Anthony laugh during Tuesdays 2022 MLS Super-draft coverage at the NIU Convocation center. Anthony was selected 26th overall by the Colorado Rapids and Nick 30th overall by FC Cincinnati. (Wes Sanderson | Northern Star)

Markanich twins recount path to the MLS SuperDraft

By Noah Silver, Sports Reporter | January 17, 2022

Draft day in any sport is a culmination of years of hard work and determination, mixed with stress and uncertainty. For two NIU senior men’s soccer players, forward Nick and defender Anthony Markanich, draft day meant so much more to their family, school...

Anthony Markanich (left, Colorado Rapids scarf) and brother Nick Markanich (far right) celebrate being selected in Tuesdays 2022 MLS SuperDraft with mother, Wilma Markanich, and father, Anthony Markanich Sr.( Wes Sanderson | Northern Star)

Markanich twins reach MLS on Draft Day

By Wes Sanderson | January 11, 2022
With Anthony Markanich heading to Colorado and Nick to FC Cincinnati, the NIU duo achieved a dream they worked for the past 17 years.
Senior midfielder Adrian Corona (2), senior defenseman Anthony Markanich (left), sophomore midfielder Camilo Estrada (center) and senior forward Nick Markanich (right) walk off the field after the Huskies defeated West Virginia University 2-0 on Oct. 9 in DeKalb.

Markanich twins invited to MLS event

By Northern Star Staff | December 7, 2021

DeKALB — Junior defenseman Anthony Markanich and junior forward Nick Markanich, the brothers from Bourbonnais, Illinois, are among the 44 college players invited to participate in this year’s Adidas Major League Soccer College Showcase. NIU Athletics...

Senior forward Miguel Maynez Jr. (right) deflects the ball away from Pittsburgh junior defenseman Mohammad Abualadi in NIUs 5-2 loss to the Panthers on Nov. 21.

Huskies’ season ends in Pittsburgh

By Noah Silver, Sports Reporter | November 21, 2021

DeKALB — NIU’s season came to an end Sunday as an overwhelming offensive performance by the fifth-seeded University of Pittsburgh Panthers led to a commanding 5-2 win over the Huskies.  "I'm really proud of my team," NIU head coach Ryan Swan said...

Sophomore midfielder Diego Maynez loads up for a shot on goal during Thursdays 2-1 victory over Oakland in the first-round of the NCAA College Cup. Maynez scored both of the Huskies goals in the contest.

Huskies leave Golden Grizzlies seeing Red

By Noah Silver, Sports Reporter | November 18, 2021

DeKALB — Sophomore midfielder Diego Maynez scored two goals for NIU as the Huskies outlasted the Oakland University Golden Grizzlies 2-1, advancing to the second-round of the NCAA College Cup. “We are delighted to be through to the next round,”...

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