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Lisa Carlsen, womens basketball Head Coach, speaks about the team at Media Day Nov. 2, 2017.

Women’s basketball hopes for sustained success

By Eddie Garcia | November 2, 2017

DeKALB — Women’s basketball begins its season Saturday after coming off of one of the most successful seasons the program has seen in over 20 years.Head Coach Lisa Carlsen enters her third season with the Huskies, as her team finished with a 21-12...

Carlsen awarded Coach of the Year

By Krystal Ward | May 4, 2017

DeKALB — Lisa Carlsen, women’s basketball head coach, was selected as one of the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association’s Division I Coaches of the Year on Monday.The association recognized coaches at all levels in the NCAA — National Junior...

Top 5 Athletes

Top 5 Athletes

By Scott A. Nicol | April 10, 2017

The stats are from games, meets and matches that occurred after 5 p.m. Feb. 27 and before 5 p.m. Sunday. If you feel there are student-athletes left off who deserve to be on the list or in upcoming weeks, tweet us at @NIUNorthernStar using #NIUTop5.Top...

Members of the womens basketball team watch as their team loses on Senior Night. The Huskies also fell in the WNIT to South Dakota State University.

Huskie women fall in postseason play

By Danielle Brown | March 17, 2017

The Huskies fell to the South Dakota State Jackrabbits in the first round of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament, 94-84, Thursday in Brookings, South Dakota.Last week, the Huskies fell to Toledo in the Mid-American Conference Championship game,...

Members of the women’s basketball team celebrate a win Feb. 4 against Western Michigan University. The team will face Western Michigan 10 a.m. Friday for a chance at playing for the MAC Championship. 

Women’s hoops survive; advance

By Danielle Brown | March 8, 2017

DeKALB — The women’s basketball team completed its largest comeback in program history Wednesday when it erased a 22-point deficit in the quarterfinals of the Mid-American Conference Tournament.NIU (20-11, 12-6 MAC) defeated the Ohio University Bobcats,...

Senior Huskies: leaving on a high note

By Danielle Brown | March 6, 2017
(Left) Three seniors--guard Ally Lehman and forwards Amber Gray and Cassidy Glenn stand together before Wednesday's game at the Convocation Center. The seniors have led NIU to its most conference wins ever with 12.
Members of the women’s basketball team watch as its team loses on Senior Night. The Huskies earned a first-round bye in the Mid-American Conference Tournament and are the No. 4 seed. 

Women’s hoops defensive struggles continue in loss

By Eddie Garcia | March 5, 2017

Broncos 90 , NIU 77DeKALB — Despite senior guard Ally Lehman’s record-setting 17th double-double, the women’s basketball teams’ defensive struggles continued against the Western Michigan University Broncos, as they fell in their final regular...

The womens team wore American flag socks for Senior Night Wednesday in support of senior guard Ally Lehmans decision to join Active Duty in the Army post graduation.

Women’s hoops loses despite guard’s double-double

By Danielle Brown | March 2, 2017

DeKALB — Senior guard Ally Lehman posted her 16th double-double this season, tying the NIU record, but NIU came up short, 79-75, against University of Toledo on Senior Night in the Convocation Center.“We all wish it would’ve been a different outcome,”...

Forward notches career-high; NIU still falls short

By Danielle Brown | February 19, 2017

DeKALB — Redshirt senior forward Cassidy Glenn had a career-high 22 rebounds, fourth most in a single game in NIU history, but the Huskies fell short, 92-84, Saturday against the Ball State University Cardinals.The Huskies were trailing the Cardinals...

Womens basketball welcomes back 1990-91 team

Women’s basketball welcomes back 1990-91 team

By Courtesy NIU Media Services | February 16, 2017

DeKALB — Players gained more than a 67-62 win on Alumni Day against Western Michigan University; they took away an importance of learning from former Huskies, all while wearing throwback jerseys.“This is the first time I have ever met alumnae,”...

Guard puts up 33 points in win

By Eddie Garcia | February 16, 2017

DeKALB — After six lead changes and four ties in the fourth quarter, the women’s basketball team battled past the Miami University Redhawks, 63-61, to give NIU the season sweep.Senior guard Ally Lehman ignited the offense as she scored the team's...

Sophomore continues to flourish

By Krystal Ward | February 16, 2017

DeKALB — Women’s basketball sophomore guard Mikayla Voigt continues to progress from her freshman season. Voigt has scored 13 or more points in 12 of the 24 games she has played this season and leads the Mid-American Conference in free-throw percentage...