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Culture revolution continues under Colhoff as the head coach looks to the future

Jarrett Huff

December 5, 2019

DeKALB — On a snowy Halloween afternoon, the women’s soccer team had one last chance to close the season on a high note, putting everything out on the field.The wind chilled to the bone, dispersing snow flurries all over the field and into the faces of the players.It was wet. It was freezing. It did...

Knee injuries jeopardized Neslund’s career, the Huskie fought back for her final season at NIU

Senior Lauren Neslund clears the ball from danger Aug. 9, 2017 during NIU's exhibition match against Drake University.

Jarrett Huff

November 20, 2019

DeKALB — For Lauren Neslund, the road to being a starting center back on the women’s soccer team has been far from easy, as she’s dealt with adversity every step of the way. Neslund, a captain and starting defender for the women’s soccer team, has dealt with a torn ACL in high school, little playing ...

A long journey, including time in Central America and Europe, has led Coach Colhoff to DeKalb

A long journey, including time in Central America and Europe, has led Coach Colhoff to DeKalb

Jarrett Huff

November 13, 2019

Head Coach Julie Colhoff has a word with sophomore defender Jenna Lewey Sept. 15, 2019, during NIU's 2-1 loss against Loyola University – Chicago at the Soccer and Track and Field Complex.   

Huskies fall in last game of the season, seniors bid farewell

Jarrett Huff

November 1, 2019

DeKALB — Mother nature was unsure whether it was Halloween or the Winter holidays when the women’s soccer team lost its last game of the season on Thursday during a snowy showdown. Unfortunately for NIU, the team fell 2-1 to Western Michigan University, even after a late comeback attempt in the second half. N...

Huskies prepare for season finale, seniors reflect on Huskie careers

Huskies prepare for season finale, seniors reflect on Huskie careers

Jarrett Huff

October 30, 2019

Junior forward Haley Hoppe controls the ball Sept. 29 during a match against Kent State University at Soccer and Track and Field Complex.

Women’s soccer seeks first MAC win of the season

Jarrett Huff

October 23, 2019

DeKALB — Women’s soccer will host Bowling Green State University 7 p.m. Thursday at the Soccer and Track and Field Complex. NIU is looking to make a statement with a win against the current Mid-American Conference leader.“We see [this] as a big opportunity to not only prove something to people...

This week in NIU Athletics (10/22 – 10/27)

This week in NIU Athletics (10/22 -  10/27)

Kyle Mathas

October 21, 2019

DeKALB —  Women’s Tennis will finish its play in the ITA Regional and the football team will play Saturday against the University of Akron for the 113th homecoming game. This week in NIU athletics (Oct. 21-Oct. 27) Women’s TennisThe Huskies will finish play in the ITA Regional in East Lansi...

Women’s soccer continues to struggle in loss to Buffalo

Jarrett Huff

October 21, 2019

DeKALB — Women’s soccer was defeated in its final road game Sunday against the University of Akron at FirstEnergy Stadium – Cub Cadet Field. This makes back-to-back shutout losses for the team after losing to the University of Buffalo on Friday. NIU is 0-7-1 in Mid-American Conference play.NIU was ...

Women’s soccer blanked in tough loss to Buffalo

Jarrett Huff: Contributor

October 20, 2019

DeKALB — After seemingly starting the turnaround of the season Oct. 13 against Miami University – Ohio, women’s soccer suffered a setback after Friday’s road loss to the University of Buffalo.NIU was defeated 5-0 by Buffalo, after struggling on both sides of the ball. NIU sophomore goalkeeper Ju...

Hall of Fame includes several NIU and MAC stars

Marcel Carrasco

October 17, 2019

DeKALB — NIU’s 2019 Hall of Fame class is packed with Huskies who etched their mark in NIU athletics. Cleats, sneakers, playbooks and hurdles are mere trademarks in the careers of the history-making athletes who represented NIU. The 2019 class includes the first Huskie drafted in the WNBA, a basketball t...

Women’s soccer on the road to New York for Buffalo bout, Donnally status “day-by-day”

Jarrett Huff

October 16, 2019

DeKALB — Women’s soccer will head to Buffalo, New York to face the University of Buffalo 6 p.m. Friday at UB Stadium. NIU is searching for its first win in Mid-American Conference play.The Huskies will enter Friday’s match at 2-9-2, while the Bulls enter at 6-6-1. The teams last met Sept. 21, 2018 in D...

Huskies draw in double overtime, Donnally once again spectacular

Huskies draw in double overtime, Donnally once again spectacular

Jarrett Huff

October 13, 2019

Sophomore midfielder Kylee Hermeyer takes a shot Sunday during an eventual double-overtime draw against Miami University - Ohio at the Soccer and Track and Field Complex.