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Sports

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Sports
Men's soccer downed by Broncos to open league play
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Huskies close weekend with back-to-back MAC wins
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Bring out the brooms: Volleyball bests Akron to open MAC play
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Huskies drop MAC opener at home
Standings
 

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1-2

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8-3

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.727

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Men's Soccer

Men’s
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3-3-2

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.500

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0-1

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Women’s
Soccer

 

3-3-2

Overall

 

.500

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0-1

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.000

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Hockey

 

0-3

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.000

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0-0

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.000

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Talking
Huskie sports ...

Mens head golf coach John Carlson (Left) talks through a shot with senior Tommy Dunsire during the first round of the 2021 Saint Marys Invitational at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach, California. (Wes Sanderson | Northern Star)
Red & Black: Season 2 Ep. 3: NIU Men's Golf Spring Preview
March 3, 2022
Red & Black: Season 2 Ep. 2: Black History Month with college athletics ( with coaches Thomas Hammock, Connie Teaberry and A.D. Sean Frazier)
February 24, 2022
Red & Black: Season 2 Ep. 1: A sit down with NIU Gymnastics
Red & Black: Season 2 Ep. 1: A sit down with NIU Gymnastics
February 17, 2022
 
 
 
NIU redshirt sophomore defensive tackle James Ester and sophomore linebacker Daveren Rayner bring down Vanderbilt University freshman quarterback A.J. Swann for a sack in the third quarter of a game on Sept. 17 at Huskie Stadium. The Vanderbilt Commodores completed a comeback to beat NIU 38-28. (Marco Sotelo Avila | Northern Star)
COLUMN: Defense is key against No. 8 Kentucky

DeKALB – The Huskies will visit the University of Kentucky...

Sophomore defensive specialist/libero Francesca Bertucci awaits an upcoming rally during NIUs match against the University of Southern Indiana on Sept. 17 at Victor E. Court (Sean Reed | Northern Star)
Bertucci earns MAC West Defensive Player of the Week

DeKALB – NIU volleyball’s sophomore defensive specialist/libero...

Redshirt freshman quarterback Ethan Hampton (left) fakes a pass after a handoff to sophomore running back Harrison Waylee during the second quarter of Thursdays game against the Vanderbilt University Commodores. The play resulted in no gain. Waylee had the most rushing attempts in the game, carrying the ball 17 times for 60 yards.
Vanderbilt Commodores beat Huskies on NIU Family Day
Redshirt senior quarterback Rocky Lombardi (center) stands on the sideline during Saturdays game against the Tulsa Golden Hurricane. Lombardi accounted for four touchdowns in NIUs 35-33 loss.
Northern Star Athlete of the Week: Rocky Lombardi
Junior setter Ella Mihacevich serves during NIUs match against the University of Southern Indiana on Friday to end the non-conference slate. (Graphic by Harrison Linden)
Northern Star Athlete of the Week: Ella Mihacevich
(Left to right) Ella Mihacevich, Sammi Lockwood and Katie Jablonski positioning to receive a spike from NJIT during the first set of the team’s match on Friday.  (Sean Reed | Northern Star)
Lockwood brings experience to NIU volleyball
 

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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

DeKALB — The Huskies (3-2-2, 0-0 MAC) faced off against Western...

Wamer takes home MAC Defensive Player of the Week honors
Wamer takes home MAC Defensive Player of the Week honors

DeKALB – NIU women’s soccer freshman goalkeeper Deighton...

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
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
Michael O'Neill builds new culture at NIU women's soccer
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
Freshman Ben Sluzas hits off on Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach, California. NIU competed in the Saint Marys Invitational from Nov. 8 to Nov. 10, finishing in 17th place. (Wes Sanderson | Northern Star)
Men's golf place 12th in weather-shortened Badger Invite

DeKALB — The men's golf team competed in their first event...

Sophomore Renata Peterson follows through on a swing.
Huskies take fourth at Redbird Invite

DeKALB — A pair of top-20 finishes by two NIU juniors helped...

(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
Graduate student Michael Cascino tees off on a hole at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach, California on Nov. 9. NIU finished 17th out of 19 teams in the Saint Marys Invitational that concluded Nov. 11. (Wes Sanderson | Northern Star)
Men’s golf ties for third at MAC Championship
Sophomore Jasmine Ly takes a swing during the NCAA Ann Arbor Regional on May 9-11. Ly finished 12-over-par at the University of Michigan Golf Course in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Corey Rush/EKU)
Jasmine Ly earns top-30 finish at NCAA Ann Arbor Regional
Kim Kester is NIUs first womens golf coach to become the sole recipient of the MAC Womens Golf Coach of the Year award.
Kim Kester named MAC Women's Golf Coach of the Year
Senior Brooke Valentine (right) keeps pace with a group of Northwestern Wildcats at the front of Fridays race. Valentine was the fastest-finishing Huskie with a time of 19:19.28.
NIU boasts two top-10 finishers in opening meet

DeKALB — The NIU cross country team had a pair of top-10 finishers...

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

Senior and former redshirt Grace Louis has overcome obstacles,...

Moreno bonds with Huskies as new distance runner coach
Moreno bonds with Huskies as new distance runner coach
Redshirt senior Victoria Robinson running in a meet last season. The Huskies opened their season Friday with the Hawkeye Invitational in Iowa City, Iowa.
'Shorthanded' Huskies compete at regionals
Senior athlete Jazmyn Smith jumps during an event April 9 at the Illini Classic in Urbana, Illinois.
Track and field takes home two event titles at MAC Outdoor Championships
Sophomore runner Scout Regular (left) jumps over a hurdle during the 100-meter hurdles event Saturday at the Illini Classic at Demirijan Park Stadium in Urbana, Illinois. Scout recorded a time of 14.32 seconds to take first place in the event, alongside three other NIU first-place finishes.
Huskies finish track and field regular season at Drake Relays
 

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Sophomore gymnast Kendall George walks the balance beam at the Huskies home meet Feb. 4 at the Convocation Center in DeKalb. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)
Kendall George has bright future in gymnastics program

Kendall George, sophomore journalism major, has had a passion...

Wrestling vs. SIUE
Wrestling’s season ends with second day elimination at NCAA Championships

DeKALB — The NIU wrestling team wrapped up their season Friday...

Womens Gymnastics
Kofmehl, Hamp represent gymnastics at NCAA Seattle Regional
Senior Morgan Hooper performs on the balance beam in the third rotation of the NIU Tri-Meet on Feb. 4 at the Convocation Center in DeKalb. Hooper competed in all four events at the meet, her best performance taking place on floor exercise with a score of 9.875.
Coaching gymnastics presents unique challenges
Then-redshirt sophomore Brit Wilson being announced the 2020 MAC 184-pound Champion March 8, 2020 after his win in the 2020 MAC Championship finals at the NIU Convocation Center.
Three Huskie wrestlers set to compete in NCAA Championships
Then-redshirt sophomore Brit Wilson being announced the winner March 7 after his 8-5 decision win in the 2020 MAC Championship semifinals at the Convocation Center.
Wrestling topples SIUE on senior night
Los Angeles Dodgers Clayton Kershaw pitches against the San Diego Padres during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 24, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Mike McGinnis)
Starting pitchers are losing their shine

The new age thinking of baseball is slowly starting to ruin the...

Senior catcher Katie Keller (left) assumes her batting stance during a game against Ball State University April 6 in DeKalb.
Softball bests UIC in non-conference bout

The NIU softball team beat the University of Illinois Chicago...

Sophomore infielder Eric Erato swings his bat during a game against Ball State University Saturday in DeKalb.
Baseball falls to Ball State in first three games of series
Sophomore pitcher Connor Langreder throws a pitch during a game against Sacramento State Feb. 21 in Sacramento, California.
Huskies win one, lose two baseball games at Oakland
Senior outfielder Kara Apato assumes her batting stance during a game against Ball State University April 6 in DeKalb.
Softball wins doubleheader at Ohio University
Senior utility player Mackenzie Mahy fields and throws a ball during a game against Kent State April 16 in DeKalb.
Softball drops late game lead to DePaul
 

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Mens head golf coach John Carlson (Left) talks through a shot with senior Tommy Dunsire during the first round of the 2021 Saint Marys Invitational at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach, California. (Wes Sanderson | Northern Star)
Men's golf places 10th to end regular season schedule

The NIU men’s golf team completed its final competition of...

Sophomore Jasmine Ly hits an approach shot into a green during a qualifying round at Rich Harvest Farms Aug. 28
Jasmine Ly wins first individual MAC championship in NIU women's golf history

DeKALB — Sophomore Jasmine Ly became the first Huskie to win...

Senior Tommy Dunrise practices at Rich Harvest Farms on Aug. 28. Dunrise finished the first round tied with freshman teammate Ben Sluzas for first after shooting 67.
Men’s golf ties for 11th at Hawkeye Invitational
Graduate student Michael Cascino tees off on a hole at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach, California on Nov. 9. NIU finished 17th out of 19 teams in the Saint Marys Invitational that concluded Nov. 11. (Wes Sanderson | Northern Star)
Men's golf takes last place at Aggie Invitational
Junior Ahra Ko launches a ball during practice on Aug. 28. Ko finished tied for 16th at the Johnie Imes Invitational.
Women's golf places third at Redbird Invitational to end regular season
Freshman Jóhanna Lúðvíksdóttir practices at Rich Harvest Farms.  Lúðvíksdóttir took her  talents from Reykjavik to DeKalb to be a part of the NIU womens golf team.
Women’s golf claims third at Colonel Classic
Sophomore Mikael Vollbach hits a tennis ball with a back-hand swing during a match against Binghamton University April 1 in DeKalb.
Men's tennis falls in MAC tournament semifinals

The fourth-seeded NIU men’s tennis team fell to the top-seeded...

Senior Christy Robinson swings her racket during a tennis match against Ball State University on Friday in DeKalb.
Women's tennis continues win streak, beats Western Michigan

The NIU women’s tennis team edged out a win over the Western...

Redshirt senior tennis player Kristopher Ortega runs during a match against Binghamton University April 1 in DeKalb.
Men's tennis earns third MAC victory at Ball State
Junior tennis player Oliver Valentinsson celebrates during a match against Binghamton University April 1 in DeKalb.
Swedish tennis player has high competitive spirit as a Huskie
Senior Fernanda Naves hits the ball with an overhand swing during a match against Ball State University Friday in DeKalb.
Women's tennis earns back-to-back win after Ball State matches
Senior Fernanda Naves swings her racket during a tennis match against Miami University April 1 in DeKalb.
Women's tennis beats Eastern Michigan on the road