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Huskies drop MAC opener at home

By Ethan Gonzales, Sports Reporter | September 23, 2022

NIU Women’s Soccer defeated by Western Michigan to begin MAC Play DeKALB — NIU women’s soccer was held scoreless by Western Michigan University in their first Mid-American Conference game of the season. The Huskies conceded an early goal to...

Wamer takes home MAC Defensive Player of the Week honors

Wamer takes home MAC Defensive Player of the Week honors

By Northern Star Sports Staff | September 21, 2022

DeKALB – NIU women’s soccer freshman goalkeeper Deighton Wamer was named the Mid-American Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Tuesday. Warmer did not allow a goal in 135 minutes of action during last week’s games against the University...

Michael O’Neill builds new culture at NIU women’s soccer

By Ethan Gonzales, Sports Reporter | September 21, 2022

DeKALB – First-year women’s soccer head coach Michael O’Neill enters the spotlight as he establishes a new identity for the NIU women’s soccer program. O’Neill was hired to be the head coach of the women’s soccer program on March 14. He...

Freshman midfielder Aubrey Robertson in possession of the ball during the NIU womens soccer game September 9th. The Huskies lost 3-0 to their opponent Western Illinois. (Mingda Wu | Northern Star)

Women’s soccer finishes Chicago trip with win

By Jermel Williams, Sports Reporter | September 19, 2022

DeKALB — The NIU women's soccer team visited Chicago State University and left victorious after defeating CSU 2-0 on Sunday. This was a great win for the Huskies following back to back 3-0 losses, after starting off their season unbeaten. “We wanted...

Fifth-year senior defender Kylee Hermeyer kicks away from the net in NIUs matchup against Western Illinois on Sept. 9.

Women’s soccer held scoreless in Wisconsin road trip

By Ethan Gonzales, Sports Reporter | September 13, 2022

DeKALB — The NIU women’s soccer team was defeated by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Monday, suffering their second straight loss to one of the top women’s soccer programs in the country. Wisconsin received 14 votes to be one of the top-25...

Graduate student forward Haley Hoppe dribbles past a defender during a match on Sept. 23. Hoppe is helping the next generation of womens soccer players while continuing to lead the Huskies offense.

Women’s soccer falls to Western Illinois, unbeaten streak snapped

By Ethan Gonzales, Sports Reporter | September 10, 2022

DeKALB — The NIU women’s soccer team was defeated by Western Illinois University in an intrastate matchup on Friday, ending the Huskies’ unbeaten streak. The Huskies faced adversity as soon as the game started, with Western Illinois senior forward...

(Left to right) Francesca Bertucci, Nikolette Nedic, Ella Mihacevich, Sammi Lockwood and Emily Dykes celebrate a point scored in the second set against SDSU at Victor E. Court on Friday night. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

This weekend in Huskie sports: Sept. 9-11

By Northern Star Sports Staff | September 8, 2022

DeKALB — NIU’s fall sports seasons continue this weekend with action everyday. Volleyball looks to improve on their .500 record with wins at the KC Roos Classic starting Friday. Football kicks off their first road game of the year with a matchup against...

The NIU womens soccer team mobs then-graduate student forward Haley Hoppe after scoring the winning goal against Indiana State on Aug. 22, 2021, in DeKalb. Hoppes goal in the 104th minute gave the Huskies their first victory of the 2021 season.

Huskies earn second win, first at home

By Jermel Williams, Sports Reporter | September 5, 2022

DeKALB — The NIU women's soccer team captured their second win of the season over Eastern Illinois University Sunday, after their last two games ending in draws. The Huskies won with a score of 2-1. The Huskies Improve their record to 2-0-2. This...

Then-senior defender Jenna Lewey (5) dribbles the ball while playing against the Toledo Rockets on Sept. 23, 2021.

Women’s soccer’s home-opening weekend ends in draws

By Ethan Gonzales and Jermel Williams | August 28, 2022
Huskies remain undefeated after three games
The NIU womens soccer team mobs then-graduate student forward Haley Hoppe after scoring the winning goal against Indiana State on Aug. 22, 2021, in DeKalb. Hoppes goal in the 104th minute gave the Huskies their first victory of the 2021 season.

O’Neill claims victory in NIU coaching debut

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Editor | August 19, 2022

At a glance Head coach Michael O’Neill wins first game at NIU Pair of Saginaw Valley State transfers shine in Huskie debuts International player scores first career goal DeKALB — Thursday marked five years to the day since NIU’s...

Senior distance runner Grace Louis races in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Redbird Invite on April 2 in Normal, Illinois. Louis recorded her highest finish at the event after crossing the finish line in 11:40.02 to claim second place. (Courtesy of NIU Athletics)

Grace Louis shows versatility as two-sport athlete

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Editor | May 17, 2022

Senior and former redshirt Grace Louis has overcome obstacles, literally and figuratively, during her past six years in DeKalb as the most recent student-athlete to play more than one sport at NIU. Louis was NIU’s lone multi-sport student-athlete...

NIU hires Michael ONeill as womens soccer head coach

NIU hires Michael O’Neill as women’s soccer head coach

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Editor | March 14, 2022

Editor's Note: This story has been modified to reflect the official contract details for Michael O'Neill's employment at NIU. DeKALB — Nearly four months to the date, NIU athletics has filled the women's soccer coach vacancy left by the dismissal...

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