Northern Star

 

Advertisement

 

 
Northern Star

Northern Illinois University’s student news organization since 1899

 

Ensure student journalism survives. Donate today.

The Student News Site of Northern Illinois University

Northern Star

The Student News Site of Northern Illinois University

Northern Star

Culture revolution continues under Colhoff as the head coach looks to the future

By Jarrett Huff | December 5, 2019

DeKALB — On a snowy Halloween afternoon, the women’s soccer team had one last chance to close the season on a high note, putting everything out on the field.The wind chilled to the bone, dispersing snow flurries all over the field and into the faces...

Senior Lauren Neslund clears the ball from danger Aug. 9, 2017 during NIUs exhibition match against Drake University.

Knee injuries jeopardized Neslund’s career, the Huskie fought back for her final season at NIU

By Jarrett Huff | November 20, 2019

DeKALB — For Lauren Neslund, the road to being a starting center back on the women’s soccer team has been far from easy, as she’s dealt with adversity every step of the way. Neslund, a captain and starting defender for the women’s soccer team,...

A long journey, including time in Central America and Europe, has led Coach Colhoff to DeKalb

A long journey, including time in Central America and Europe, has led Coach Colhoff to DeKalb

By Jarrett Huff | November 13, 2019
Head Coach Julie Colhoff has a word with sophomore defender Jenna Lewey Sept. 15, 2019, during NIU's 2-1 loss against Loyola University – Chicago at the Soccer and Track and Field Complex.   

Huskies fall in last game of the season, seniors bid farewell

By Jarrett Huff | November 1, 2019

DeKALB — Mother nature was unsure whether it was Halloween or the Winter holidays when the women’s soccer team lost its last game of the season on Thursday during a snowy showdown. Unfortunately for NIU, the team fell 2-1 to Western Michigan University,...

Huskies prepare for season finale, seniors reflect on Huskie careers

Huskies prepare for season finale, seniors reflect on Huskie careers

By Jarrett Huff | October 30, 2019
Junior forward Haley Hoppe controls the ball Sept. 29 during a match against Kent State University at Soccer and Track and Field Complex.
Huskies had no answers against Bowling Green in home loss

Huskies had no answers against Bowling Green in home loss

By Jarrett Huff | October 25, 2019
Senior defender Lauren Neslund addresses the Huskies Thursday during an eventual loss to Bowling Green State University at the Soccer and Track and Field Complex.

Women’s soccer seeks first MAC win of the season

By Jarrett Huff | October 23, 2019

DeKALB — Women’s soccer will host Bowling Green State University 7 p.m. Thursday at the Soccer and Track and Field Complex. NIU is looking to make a statement with a win against the current Mid-American Conference leader.“We see [this] as a big...

Women’s soccer blanked in tough loss to Buffalo

By Jarrett Huff: Contributor | October 20, 2019

DeKALB — After seemingly starting the turnaround of the season Oct. 13 against Miami University – Ohio, women’s soccer suffered a setback after Friday’s road loss to the University of Buffalo.NIU was defeated 5-0 by Buffalo, after struggling on...

Women’s soccer on the road to New York for Buffalo bout, Donnally status “day-by-day”

By Jarrett Huff | October 16, 2019

DeKALB — Women’s soccer will head to Buffalo, New York to face the University of Buffalo 6 p.m. Friday at UB Stadium. NIU is searching for its first win in Mid-American Conference play.The Huskies will enter Friday’s match at 2-9-2, while the Bulls...

Huskies draw in double overtime, Donnally once again spectacular

Huskies draw in double overtime, Donnally once again spectacular

By Jarrett Huff | October 13, 2019
Sophomore midfielder Kylee Hermeyer takes a shot Sunday during an eventual double-overtime draw against Miami University - Ohio at the Soccer and Track and Field Complex.
Junior defender Lauren Neslund pressure an opponent Sept. 29 during an eventual 1-0 loss to Kent State University at the Soccer and Track and Field Complex in DeKalb. 

Huskies see improvements from last season, team still a work in progress

By Jarrett Huff | October 12, 2019

DeKALB — Women’s soccer has reached the halfway point of the season and is midway through Mid-American Conference play. The team’s record of 2-9-1 suggests it's been a tough season, but there is more than meets the eye. The Huskies have made strides...

Then-junior goalkeeper Megan Donnally swings her leg on a punt Sept. 29, 2019, during an eventual 1-0 loss to Kent State University at the Soccer and Track and Field Complex in DeKalb.

Donnally at her best for women’s soccer in NIU loss to Ball State

By Jarrett Huff | October 11, 2019

DeKALB — Junior goalkeeper Megan Donnally had 13 saves on the day for NIU. The 13 saves are a season-high for Donnally, and ties an NIU career-high.Women’s soccer fought hard all game, but gave up a goal late in the second half, falling to Ball State...