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Women’s soccer has 11 new recruits

By Steve Shonder | February 6, 2014

Women’s soccer (6-11-3, 4-5-2 MAC) brought in another strong freshman class for National Signing Day.The Huskies added 11 players to the team to replace nine departing seniors. The focus was on midfielders, with six members of the class playing that...

Women’s Soccer heads to Chicago

By Northern Star Staff | September 18, 2013

It’s an in-state clash for women’s soccer (2-5-1) this weekend as it takes on the Loyola Ramblers on Friday at Chicago.Loyola (2-3-3) is coming off of a 3-0 win against the Eastern Illinois Panthers on Sunday and is led by junior forward Sammy Gage....

Women’s soccer bounces back against Lewis

By Sam Bauman | September 3, 2013

The women’s soccer (2-1-0) team played twice this weekend and had a flair for the dramatics Sunday.Friday’s game at Purdue (2-2-0) was a 4-1 loss that was fraught with rain delays. The second game, on Sunday, featured the Huskies edging the Lewis...

Frances Boukidis junior forward for Northern Illinois University battles two Eastern Michigan defenders to get possession of the ball.

Women’s soccer ends postseason run with a loss to Central Michigan

By Ed Rietveld | October 28, 2012

Women’s soccer’s season came to an end Sunday in the quarterfinals of the MAC conference tournament after a 2-0 loss to Central Michigan (14-5-1, 9-2-0 MAC). This was the first time the Huskies had qualified for the MAC postseason tournament since...

Western Michigan University mid-fielder Lauren Fearday unsuccessfully tries to steal the ball from Northern Illinois University mid-fielder Sara Spaulding on September 23, 2012 at the NIU track/soccer field complex in DeKalb.

Women’s soccer beat Kent State, fall to Ohio

By Ed Rietveld | October 21, 2012

Over the weekend, NIU women’s soccer split the first two games of its three-game Ohio road trip to finish MAC play. It picked up a win at Kent State and lost to Ohio. Two streaks ended in the Friday match between NIU and Kent State. The Huskies (7-8-2,...

Northern Illinois University mid fielder Emily Nulty, 24 makes her way up the field against Ball State.

Women’s Soccer to end conference play on the road

By Ed Rietveld | October 17, 2012

This weekend, NIU women’s soccer begins a three-game road trip to conclude MAC conference play. It will go up against Kent State and Ohio. The Huskies (6-7-2, MAC 2-4-2) have lost three consecutive games, including a 3-2 decision against conference...

Women’s soccer takes down Zips, ties Buffalo

By Ed Rietveld | October 1, 2012

Over the weekend NIU women’s soccer went undefeated, earning a win at Akron while tying against Buffalo. The Huskies (5-4-2, 1-1-2 MAC) used a solid defensive effort to help them defeat the (Zips 4-6-0, 0-3 MAC 1-0). In the 14th minute, the Huskies...

Women’s soccer achieves mixed results at beginning of MAC conference

By Ed Rietveld | September 23, 2012

The MAC conference season opened with mixed results for NIU’s women’s soccer this weekend. The Huskies (4-4-1 ,0-1-1 MAC) lost to Eastern Michigan and drew Western Michigan, 0-0. Friday’s MAC women’s soccer opener between NIU and Eastern Michigan...

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By Northern Star Staff | September 17, 2012

Alumnae of the NIU women's basketball team will suit up for the annual Alumni Game at 11 a.m. Saturday on Victory E. Court. A ticket to the NIU women's basketball game against Ohio at 2:05 p.m. that same day will get fans a seat for the alumnae contest.

The men's basketball Alumni Game is set for Feb. 4, and also will take place at 11 a.m. A ticket to watch the current Huskies take the court for a MAC showdown with Western Michigan at 2:05 p.m. gets fans into the Alumni Game.

Mega Women

Three top 10 finishes propelled the NIU women's track and field team to a second place finish at the Eastern Illinois Mega Meet Jan. 21.

In field competition, Lindsay Chamberlain took home the 20-pound weight throw title with a heave of 17.79 meters. Ashley Morrow finished third in the weight throw, and second in the shot put; a slot ahead of teammate Margaret Gorski. Elizabeth Berquist placed second in the high jump.

NIU also had a strong showing in the track department, with a second-place finish from sprinter Ajahnae Hinley, a second-place finish in the 800 meter run from Lorene Skipper and a bronze from Bonnie Miller in the 5,000 meter run. The 4 x 400 team posted a second-place finish to add to the NIU medal count.

NIU heads to Champaign tomorrow for the Care/Health Alliance Classic hosted by the University of Illinois at 10 a.m.


The NIU women's tennis team started its season with a 7-0 loss at Wisconsin Saturday.

Wisconsin won the doubles match point and then rolled to a 5-0 sweep with a forfeit in the singles matches.

NIU coach Pontus Hiort said after the match Wisconsin is one of the top teams in the nation.

Wanted: Softball Manager

The NIU softball team is looking for a new manager for its upcoming season.

Qualified candidates must have a working knowledge of softball, be proficient with statistical maintenance and assist with equipment transportation for practices and games.

If interested please contact assistant coach Joanna Lane at 753-2245 as soon as possible.

That New Season Smell

The NIU baseball team will kick off the 2006 season Feb. 3. The Huskies will travel to Tempe for a three-game series with the Arizona State Sun Devils.

The opener will be played under the lights at 7 p.m., while the final game will be at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Women’s soccer to play South Dakota Coyotes this weekend

By Ed Rietveld | September 12, 2012

This weekend women’s soccer returns home for one last non conference matchup before the start of MAC conference play. Sunday, the Huskies (3-3-0) will welcome the University of South Dakota Coyotes (1-5-1) to DeKalb. NIU is coming off its third consecutive...

Women’s soccer defeats Eastern Illinois

By Ed Rietveld | September 9, 2012

Six games into the season, NIU’s women’s soccer has done something it didn’t do all of last year: win three games. NIU earned its third consecutive weekend split with a loss at Northwestern and a win against Eastern Illinois. One key statistical...

Women’s soccer splits two games

By Ed Rietveld | August 28, 2012

NIU women’s soccer played two regular-season games before the start of the school year. The Huskies (1-1) faced the Drake Bulldogs (2-2) to begin their 2012 season Friday, losing 2-1. Drake and NIU were both held scoreless in the match’s first 45...