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Women’s soccer moves into MAC tourney

By Steve Shonder | October 28, 2013

The women’s soccer team got a boost from being at home and clinched a spot in the MAC tournament for the second year in a row.The Huskies (6-9-3, 4-4-2 MAC) upset the Kent State Golden Flashes (11-7, 6-4 MAC) 2-1 in Friday’s match, which was the program’s...

Senior forward and midfielder Cori Frankenberg takes the ball upfield in the Oct. 7 match against Buffalo. Frankenberg has two goals and two assists this season.

Frankenberg clutch during career for women’s soccer

By Steven Shonder | October 15, 2013

After four years, women’s soccer team captain Cori Frankenberg’s career isn’t over yet, but she is beginning to look back on her time at NIU.Frankenberg has two goals and two assists with just five games left in the season. She’s been a key contributor...

Women’s soccer looks to take advantage of CMU, Bowling Green

By Steve Shonder | October 10, 2013

The women’s soccer team looks to continue its winning ways this weekend in a pair of conference matchups.The Huskies (4-7-1, 2-2 MAC) will hit the road to take on the Bowling Green Falcons (0-10, 0-4 MAC) and the Central Michigan Chippewas (2-9-1, 2-2...

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 earns draw after Frankenberg’s equalizer

By Matt Hopkinson | September 15, 2013

DeKalb | Following copious amounts of rain, the sky finally decided to settle down and let the women’s soccer team host Western Illinois without a single drop falling.The Huskies (2-4-1) picked up a point at home by tying 1-1 with the Leathernecks (4-3-1)...

Women’s soccer looks to lock up defense against South Dakota

By Sam Bauman | September 5, 2013

The women’s soccer team will look to rebound after a disappointing weekend at the Jackrabbit Invitational in Brookings, S.D.The action will take place over two games, one on Friday and one on Sunday. The first game on Friday will place the Huskies against...

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...

Women’s soccer strives for consistency

By Ed Rietveld | October 1, 2012

So far this season, the offensive production has been either a case of feast or famine for NIU’s women’s soccer. Through 11 games, the Huskies are averaging just over a goal a game. That can be a bit deceiving, as seven of those goals have come in...

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...

Cori Frankenberg plays a key role in women’s soccer

By Ed Rietveld | September 24, 2012

The women’s soccer team has seen an offensive resurgence so far this season. With their 10 goals already this season, the Huskies have surpassed last year’s total of seven. One player’s performance has led the way with the new and improved offense....

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.