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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...

Women’s basketball assistant coach earns award

By Krystal Ward | April 3, 2017

DeKALB — Adam Tandez, women’s basketball assistant coach, was named to the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Thirty Under-30 Wednesday for the nation’s best coaches under 30 years old.This is Tandez’s second consecutive year receiving the...

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,”...

Junior forward Kelly Smith shoots the ball during a Jan. 7 game against Ohio University at the Convocation Center. The Huskies defeated Ohio, 88-80.

Women’s hoops sets record

By Danielle Brown | February 26, 2017

DeKALB — The women’s basketball team earned its 12th Mid-American Conference win, an NIU team record, Saturday against the Eastern Michigan Eagles in Ypsilanti, Michigan.The Huskies defeated the Eagles, 81-71, to also earn their 10th road victory...

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,”...

Women’s hoops late comeback bid falls short

By Eddie Garcia | February 8, 2017

DeKALB — Women’s basketball (16-6, 9-2 Mid-American Conference) ended its four game win streak when it fell to the Central Michigan University Chippewas, (17-6, 9-2 MAC) 109-94.It was a game of back-and-forth runs in the first quarter as the Chippewas...

Forward regains confidence

By Krystal Ward | February 6, 2017

DeKALB — Cassidy Glenn, women’s basketball redshirt senior forward, had a mental breakthrough in the midst of a game on Dec. 13, 2015 against Illinois State University.Glenn was hesitant at the beginning of the game and passed on taking a couple of...

Freshman guard Janae Poisson attempts to stop a pass from entering the lane Saturday against Western Michigan University at the Convocation Center. The team improved to 16-5 overall and 9-1 in the MAC.

Huskies overcome deficit as guard records 13th double-double in win

By Danielle Brown | February 5, 2017

DeKALB — Women’s basketball (16-5, 9-1 Mid-American Conference) overcame its fourth double-digit defecit of the season to defeat the Western Michigan University Broncos (14-7, 5-5 MAC) Saturday at the Convocation Center.The Huskies outscored Western...