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Women’s soccer gets new coach

By Matt Hopkinson | January 24, 2012

As is customary in any sport, a negative record often results in negative consequences for those in charge.This was the case for women's soccer, as four year coach Carrie Barker did not have her contract renewed, according to NIU Media Relations.In her...

NIUs Becca Ford and Toledos Kristin Mattei fight for the loose
ball at the game on Friday.

Women’s soccer falls to Toledo, Ball State

By Matt Hopkinson | September 25, 2011

NIU women's soccer (1-7-2) started off the conference portion of its schedule with losses to Toledo (3-5-1), 1-0 and Ball State (6-4-1) 3-0.On Friday, the Huskies hosted Toledo in DeKalb and played to a draw with the preseason MAC favorite through 90...

NIU ready to badger Wisconsin

By Matt Hopkinson | September 7, 2011

NIU women's soccer hopes to make it a long night for Wisconsin on Thursday when the two play at 5 p.m. in the NIU Soccer Complex.The Huskies (0-4-1) will square off against Wisconsin (4-1) in an unusually-scheduled game - it is the first of only two Thursday...

NIU women’s soccer drops first two games of 2011

By Matt Hopkinson | August 28, 2011

The NIU women's soccer team lost 3-0 to South Dakota State on Friday and 2-0 to North Dakota on Sunday at home. Opening up their first home game, the Huskies (0-2-0) squared off against the Jackrabbits and allowed three goals in the first half. Christa...

Women’s soccer set to host NIU Tourney

By Matt Hopkinson | August 25, 2011

Let the games begin. The NIU women's soccer team will embark on its 2011-12 season with hosting the NIU Tourney. The Huskies will try to fatten up their record at home, as last season they were 7-1-1 at home while they went 1-8-0 on the road. "You always...

Huskies blown away by Cyclones at Iowa State

By Matt Hopkinson | August 21, 2011

The NIU women's soccer team opened up their regular season schedule Sunday but lacked a potent enough kick to net a win. The Huskies (0-1) suffered a 2-0 defeat at the hands of the Iowa State Cyclones (2-0). "This is our first regular season game and...

Huskie Briefs: February 15

By Andrew Singer | February 15, 2011

Track & Field places four in top 10Four top-10 finishes highlighted the NIU Track & Field team's performance at the Iowa State Classic over the weekend. Senior sprinter Rasheta Butler finished third in the 400-meter dash and Courtney Oldenburg...

NIU season defined by home dominance

By Andrew Singer | November 1, 2010

Unfortunately for the NIU women's soccer team, a tradition of winning takes years to accomplish. Finishing up her third season as NIU head coach, Carrie Barker saw flashes of greatness from her team in 2010. But the third-year head coach believes it...

NIU falls to Western Michigan, perpares for MAC tournament

By Andrew Singer | October 28, 2010

With seeding for the MAC tournament on the line, the NIU women's soccer team fell to Western Michigan 2-1 in Kalamazoo on Thursday afternoon. Going into the Huskies' final regular season contest, they and WMU (9-6-4 overall, 5-2-4 MAC) were tied for the...

NIU womens soccer head coach Carrie Barker has seen the effects of Title IX both as an athlete and coach.

Title IX affects all sports

By Andrew Singer | October 5, 2010

Since 1972, women's athletics has been on a journey from athletic afterthoughts to prime time players. The fact remains, however, it has only been 38 years since Title IX originally gave women the legal right to play sports at any federally-funded school,...

NIU head volleyball coach Ray Gooden gives his team advice during a match in 2010.

Coaches help freshmen adjust to college life

By Andrew Singer | September 28, 2010

Freshmen have a lot on their plates. Those involved with athletics have even more, and it falls on their coaches to help them work out the kinks. "During any given week during the season, the kids will have 20 hours of football, eight hours of study hall...

NIU women’s soccer faces MAC opponents

By Andrew Singer | September 23, 2010

After a month of sampling other conferences, the NIU women's soccer team is ready to break the seal on MAC play this weekend. With a 4-3-0 record outside the conference, NIU head coach Carrie Barker is eager to see what her group can do against MAC opponents....