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Poisson named Huskie of the Week after career night versus WIU

Poisson named Huskie of the Week after career night versus WIU

By Northern Star Sports Staff | November 21, 2022

DeKALB – Graduate guard Janae Poisson is the second women’s basketball player in as many weeks to be named the Northern Star’s Huskie of the Week after a historic performance against the Western Illinois University Leathernecks on Thursday. Poisson...

NIU graduate forward Emma Carter shoots a three-pointer near the end of the first half of the Huskies Thursday game at the Convocation Center. (Nyla Owens | Northern Star)

Huskies dominate Western Illinois with historic scoring feat

By Jermel Williams, Sports Reporter | November 18, 2022

DeKALB – The NIU women’s basketball team had a historic performance Thursday on its way to a 100-61 win against Western Illinois University. The Huskies (3-1) defeated Western Illinois (0-4), hitting a team-record 21 three-pointers, along with...

Junior Forward Riley Blackwell goes up for a jump ball March 6 during NIUs 67-64 defeat to Ball State University at the Convocation Center.

Women’s basketball opens season with home game against Harvard

By Justin Kelley | November 5, 2019

DeKALB — The women’s basketball team is set to kick off its regular season 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Convocation Center against the Harvard University Crimson. NIU is coming off a solid performance Oct. 29 against Judson University, winning its preseason...

Senior guard Mikayla Voigt drives to the net Nov. 28 during a home match against South Dakota State University at the Convocation Center.

Coach Carlsen sets bar high for women’s basketball, Woods ‘100-percent’ ready to play

By Quentin Wilson | October 25, 2019

DeKALB — Head Coach Lisa Carlsen took the podium Wednesday for NIU's Winter Sports Media Day. Early into her speech, she let the audience know her expectations for the women’s basketball team this year. “Every year our goals don’t change,”...

Huskies open season with exhibition victory

By Justin Kelley | November 4, 2018

DeKALB — The women’s basketball team returned Saturday to defeat the University of St. Francis 59-54. The game was an exhibition match for the Huskies but had some importance due to key players like junior and sophomore guards Myia Starks and Janae...

Women’s basketball hope returning players help improvement

By Justin Kelley | October 28, 2018

The women’s basketball team is looking to improve after a disappointing 15-15 season, along with going 7-11 in conference play. The Huskies had to deal with numerous injuries to several key players last season.One of those players was redshirt sophomore...

Huskies need spark from youth

By Eddie Garcia | January 18, 2018

The women’s basketball team headed into the 2017-18 season with a focus on its roster depth.Head Coach Lisa Carlsen said before the start of the season the acquisitions of freshman guard Gabby Nikitinaite, freshman guard Errin Hodges and the return...

Junior guard Courtney Woods (left), senior forward Kelly Smith (center) and junior guard Mikayla Voigt (right) celebrate a play in the Huskies’ 98-28 home win Nov. 4 against Benedictine.

What we learned from the Huskies over break

By Ryan Ostry | January 16, 2018

The women’s basketball team (10-6, 2-3 Mid-American Conference) has had a successful 2017-18 season thus far, and it will be looking forward to their remaining opponents being all MAC teams, as conference play is in full swing.Here are three takeaways...

Toledo defeats hobbled Huskies

By Tom Burton | January 15, 2018

DeKalb — A turnaround, game-winning floater in the paint from senior forward Kelly Smith curled off the rim, and the women’s basketball team fell 63-60 Saturday against the University of Toledo Rockets.The Huskies (10-6, 2-3 Mid-American Conference)...

Huskies have tough void to fill

By Krystal Megan | November 30, 2017

The women’s basketball team is left with a huge void to fill now that sophomore guard Janae Poisson is out for the season with a torn ACL.The Huskies are going to have to search for ways for their bench to produce in Poisson’s absence, as the sophomore...

Janae Poisson out for season

By Northern Star Staff | November 27, 2017

DeKALB — Janae Poisson, women’s basketball sophomore guard, will miss the remainder of the season.Head Coach Lisa Carlsen said Poisson tore her ACL in the team’s Nov. 18 game against Western Illinois University. Poisson was helped off the court...

Women’s hoops wins at buzzer

By Ryan Ostry | November 20, 2017

The women’s basketball team electrified the Convocation Center Saturday after trailing for the majority of the game, as a game-winner on a turnaround fade away shot by senior forward Kelly Smith gave the Huskies a 96-94 victory in their home opener.“I...