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NIU freshman forward Amber Best pushes the ball downfield in a game between NIU and CMU. (Alyssa Queen | Northern Star)

Amber Best named to MAC All-Freshman Team

By Northern Star Sports Staff | November 1, 2022

DeKALB – Freshman forward Amber Best of the NIU women's soccer team has been named to the Mid-American Conference All-Freshman Team. Best finished her freshman season with four goals, two assists and 10 points. Best tied with junior midfielder Claudia...

Midfielder Abby Zipse (center) passing the ball to forward and freshman teammate Amber Best on Oct. 16 at the NIU Track and Field & Soccer Complex. (Mingda Wu | Northern Star)

Women’s soccer closes out 2022 play bested by Bowling Green

By Northern Star Sports Staff | October 27, 2022

DeKALB – NIU women’s soccer was defeated by Bowling Green State University in heartbreaking fashion to end their 2022 campaign on Thursday. Both NIU and Bowling Green had uneventful first halves. The Falcons tallied only one shot on goal on four...

NIU freshman forward Amber Best (center) battles for possession of the ball with two Eastern Michigan University players. Best tallied both of NIUs goals in its 2-0 win over the Eagles on Thursday at the NIU Soccer and Track & Field Complex. (Mingda Wu | Northern Star)

Amber Best leads Huskie takedown of EMU

By Ethan Gonzales, Assistant Sports Editor | October 20, 2022
NIU women's soccer earned its sixth win of the season behind a pair of goals from Amber Best to beat MAC rival Eastern Michigan.
Freshman forward Madison Looby steals the ball from Kent States Kelsey Salopek on Sunday in DeKalb. (Mingda Wu | Northern Star)

Huskies finish neck-and-neck with Golden Flashes

By Jermel Williams, Sports Reporter | October 18, 2022

DeKALB – The NIU women's soccer team (5-6-4, 2-4-2 MAC) competed against Kent State University (4-6-5, 4-1-3 MAC) in an aggressive bout that ended in a 1-1 tie on Sunday. Sunday's game was close — the Huskies had many opportunities to take control...

Freshman Amber Best in possession of the ball during the womens soccer match against Western Illinois on Sept. 9 (Mingda Wu | Northern Star).

Huskies defeated by top team in MAC in road battle

By Ethan Gonzales, Assistant Sports Editor | October 15, 2022

DeKALB – NIU women’s soccer was bested by the University at Buffalo Bills in a tough Mid-American Conference matchup on Thursday. The Huskies and Bulls were engaged in a defensive stalemate in the first half, holding each other scoreless. Buffalo...

Freshman forward Madison Looby escorts the ball while keeping it away from an Akron defender in Sundays                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         match between the Huskies and the Zips (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Akron zips by Huskies to end NIU’s Homecoming weekend

By Jermel Williams, Sports Reporter | October 9, 2022

DeKALB – The NIU women’s soccer team (5-5-3, 2-3-1 MAC) fell to the University of Akron (2-7-2, 1-5-0 MAC) in a 1-3 loss on Sunday. The Huskies went into halftime trailing 2-0 after back-to-back goals were scored by Akron. The first goal came within...

NIU freshman forward Amber Best pushes the ball downfield in a game between NIU and CMU. (Alyssa Queen | Northern Star)

Huskies end Ohio road battle in 1-1 deadlock

By Ethan Gonzales, Assistant Sports Editor | October 6, 2022

DeKALB – Freshman forward Amber Best’s first career goal allowed NIU women’s soccer to escape the Ohio University Bobcats with a 1-1 stalemate on Thursday. The Huskies (5-4-3, 2-2-1 MAC) earned their first road stalemate of 2022 in a road battle...

Huskie of the Week: Claudia Muessig

Huskie of the Week: Claudia Muessig

By Northern Star Sports Staff | October 3, 2022

DeKALB – Junior midfielder Claudia Muessig has secured her first Northern Star Huskie of the Week honor after scoring a goal in each of women’s soccer’s past two games. Muessig, a native of Paw Paw, Michigan, posted NIU’s lone goal in its 4-1...

Junior midfielder Claudia Muessig kicks the ball past Central Michigan University freshman goalkeeper Emma Shingler during Sundays match at the NIU Soccer and Track & Field Complex. Muessig scored her fourth goal of the season to give NIU a 1-0 lead in the 29th minute. (Alyssa Queen | Northern Star)

NIU routs Chippewas to claim first home win

By Jermel Williams, Sports Reporter | October 2, 2022

DeKALB – The NIU women’s soccer team (5-4-2, 2-2 MAC) captured their third shutout victory on Sunday, winning 2-0 against Central Michigan University (1-8-2, 0-3-1 MAC). Sunday's game was one of the most dominant performances by the Huskies this...

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 bags first conference victory at Toledo

By Jermel Williams, Sports Reporter | September 26, 2022

DeKALB – The NIU women's soccer team (4-3-2, 1-1 MAC) visited Toledo for their second game of league play, where they took a 2-0 victory. The win comes off of a 2-0 loss against Western Michigan University on Thursday. The two goals against Toledo...

Huskies drop MAC opener at home

By Ethan Gonzales, Assistant Sports Editor | 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...

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