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Francis Otira graduates, men’s soccer picks up slack

By Jacob Onak | September 5, 2012

If you went out and watched an NIU men’s soccer game last season, you saw a big number 18 in the heart of the Huskies defense. That man was defender Francis Otira, who in 2011 helped lead NIU to the second round of the NCAA tournament. Otira would go...

No. 3 Story of the year: Mens soccer wins MAC Championship

No. 3 Story of the year: Men’s soccer wins MAC Championship

By Brian Thomas | May 2, 2012

NIU men’s soccer accomplished something that it had only done twice in school history: winning the MAC Championship. The Huskies (15-6-0) went through the MAC tournament and earned a pair of 1-0 victories - over Buffalo in the first round and Western...