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Redshirt senior goalkeeper Martin Sanchez walks on the field during NIUs match against the University of Illinois Chicago on Sept. 12 at the NIU Soccer and Track & Field Complex. (Milly Landa | Northern Star)

Family inspired Sanchez’s NIU soccer career

By DeOndre Saunders, Sports Reporter | November 30, 2022

DeKALB –  NIU men's soccer's redshirt senior goalkeeper Martin Sanchez comes from a family of soccer players who influenced his decision to play soccer. “I’ve played soccer my whole life, I didn’t play any other sports,” Sanchez said. “Looking...

Men’s soccer loses on an overtime-penalty goal, see its way out of the MAC tournament

By Quentin Wilson | November 12, 2019

DeKALB — The cold weather might not be enough to numb the pain of a heartbreaking loss, as NIU fell to Bowling Green State University in overtime Tuesday, eliminating the Huskies from the 2019 Mid-American Conference Tournament.With the 2-1 win, BGSU...

Huskies fight for the ball Oct. 25 during NIUs 3-2 home victory against Western Michigan University at the Soccer and Track and Field Complex.

Men’s soccer’s loss to BGSU position the teams for a rematch in MAC tournament

By Quentin Wilson | November 11, 2019

DeKALB — An early goal doomed the Huskies, as they fell to Bowling Green State University in their final regular season game 1-0.The Huskies were not able to capture the final MAC win which would have allowed them to host a MAC tournament game.Head...

Mens soccer currently down to Bowling Green State in last regular-season match

Men’s soccer currently down to Bowling Green State in last regular-season match

By Quentin Wilson | November 9, 2019

DeKALB —  At halftime, NIU trails Bowling Green State University 1-0 in its last regular-season game of the season.The only goal in the game was scored by junior midfielder Vinny Worner. The Falcon slotted his shot from the side the box after receiving...

Martin Sanchez, redshirt first-year goalkeeper, keeps the ball close while looking for an open teammate Oct. 8 during NIUs 5-1 victory against Eastern Illinois University at the Soccer and Track and Field Complex.

Men’s soccer loses to Akron after two goal lead

By Quentin Wilson | November 4, 2019

DeKALB — Men’s soccer lost a heartbreaking contest Saturday to the University of Akron, after the Zips’ game winning goal hit the back of the net with three seconds left on the clock.With the 3-2 loss, NIU falls to 7-8-1 and 2-2 in Mid-American...

Junior midfielder Louis Sala controls the ball Friday against Western Michigan University during an eventual 3-2 win during Homecoming week at the Soccer and Track and Field Complex.

Maertins has special senior night, helps NIU to conference with over WMU

By Quentin Wilson | October 26, 2019

DeKALB — With the lights shining at their brightest Friday, the men’s soccer team was able to win its final home game of the regular season against Western Michigan University, 3-2.The game held a lot of weight as it was not only the last home game...

Welch at his best as Huskies win away game at West Virginia

Welch at his best as Huskies win away game at West Virginia

By Araya Benegas | October 19, 2019

DeKALB — Junior midfielder Alex Welch scored the Huskies’ final two goals Friday to help secure a 4-2 win against West Virginia University. Welch and senior forward Jan Maertins were outstanding at picking their spots to attack. Head Coach Ryan Swan...

Mens soccer and West Virginia are tied at 1-1 at the half

Men’s soccer and West Virginia are tied at 1-1 at the half

By Quentin Wilson | October 18, 2019

DeKALB — Men's soccer is tied with the West Virginia University Mountaineers at one a piece.Senior midfielder Ethan Pitre scored the first goal of the game, putting the Huskies up 1-0. Pitre received a header behind the defense from junior midfielder...

Two early goals enough to put out men’s soccer in MAC opener

By Quentin Wilson | October 13, 2019

DeKALB — Comeback wins are difficult, and that proved to be the case Tuesday when the Huskies conceded two goals eight minutes into the match against the Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville Cougars. The Huskies opened Mid-American Conference...

Sophomore defender Anthony Markanich pressures an opponent Tuesday during a match against Eastern Illinois University at the Soccer and Track and Field Complex in DeKalb.

Men’s soccer finished non-conference play with strong performance

By Marcel Carrasco | October 9, 2019

DeKALB  — The cold might have set in early, but the Huskies were on fire throughout Tuesday’s match. Four goals in the first half were more than enough for the men’s soccer team, as the Huskies looked their sharpest this season during a 5-1 win...

Saint Mary’s proved its power with a shutout win over Huskies

By Quentin Wilson | October 6, 2019

DeKALB —  The men’s soccer team lost its second game in a row, falling to St. Mary’s College of California 5-0 at home.“They exposed a lot of our weaknesses and showed us what we need to work on,” first-year goalkeeper Martin Sanchez said.The...

Huskies lose hard fought game to UIC

By Marcel Carrasco | October 2, 2019

DeKALB — Two unanswered goals propelled the University of Illinois – Chicago Flames over the Huskies in a 2-1 NIU loss Tuesday at Flames Field in Chicago. The UIC defeat also snaps NIU’s four-match winning streak, as the Huskies suffered their first...