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NIU Athletics awarded Jacoby Trophy

Eddie Garcia

July 25, 2017

DeKalb — NIU has been recognized with the school’s first-ever Jacoby Trophy, an award given to the top women’s athletic program in the Mid-American Conference.The Huskies received the award May 31 after narrowly defeating Kent State by half a point to claim the trophy.The award is solely based on w...

Annala saves shots, savors time

Sophomore goalkeeper Amy Annala has over 81 saves in the 2015 season and has a 75 percent save percentage. She has three shutouts through 17 games this year.

Steve Shonder

October 6, 2014

Women’s soccer’s defense is locking down on opponents, and a big reason for that is the play of freshman goalkeeper Amy Annala.Annala is drawing accolades for her recent level of play, having been named the MAC Defensive Player of the Week for her 19 saves Sept. 26-28. She is tied for the MAC lead ...

Women’s soccer looks back on improvements during the season

Ed Rietveld

October 30, 2012

One word can describe this season for NIUs women’s soccer; improvement. Under first-year coach John Ross, the Huskies improved their win total from two to eight form last season. The Huskies offense improved as they scored 20 goals this season compared to seven last season. Senior midfielder/forward S...

Johnson looks back on soccer career at NIU

Ed Rietveld

October 16, 2012

With three regular-season matches left and a possible conference tournament appearance looming, the careers of NIU’s women’s soccer for four senior’s are quickly coming to an end. One of those seniors is midfielder/forward Shelbi Johnson, who so far in her career as a Huskie has had five career ...

Assistant coach in a position to learn

Ed Rietveld

October 8, 2012

The Northern Star sat down with first year women’s soccer assistant coach Connor McKee to get a better understanding of who the 2011 graduate from the University of Sioux Falls is. Before heading back to his home state of South Dakota McKee spent two years playing at Elmhurst College. McKee talked a...