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Men’s soccer seeks stronger attack

By Jacob Onak | August 26, 2013

It’s a new year, and there are many new faces for the men’s soccer team this season.The Huskies have added 11 new players — or almost 48 percent of the team — to the roster.Seniors Jordan Godsey, Rocco Taglia, Pat Sloan, Mike Mascitti and Hooman...

Godsey ends historic career

By Jacob Onak | November 13, 2012

It’s tough to put an emphasis on how much senior goalkeeper Jordan Godsey meant to NIU men’s soccer over the past four years; the guy has been a rock in between the posts. In the past three seasons Godsey started a total of 54 matches for NIU, starting...

NIUs Dusty Page (19) gets the ball away from a Drake Bulldog during a game earlier this season. NIU and Drake had a draw game after double-overtime, 1-1.

Men’s soccer ends roller coaster season, looks to youth to step up

By Jacob Onak | November 12, 2012

Coming off their MAC Championship game loss against Akron Sunday, it’s tough to describe why the Huskies had such a roller coaster season. The Huskies ended their season with a (7-10-3) record going (4-2-1) in MAC regular season play, but they started...

Men’s soccer plays with heart, falls to Akron in MAC title game

By Jacob Onak | November 11, 2012

NIU men’s soccer started off the MAC Tournament coming out victorious after sophomore midfielder Jayson LeSeth’s free kick gave the Huskies a 1-0 win over West Virginia. They advanced to the championship game against the Akron Zips. The Huskies (7-10-3)...

Men’s soccer to play last regular season game against the Bulls Friday

By Jacob Onak | October 31, 2012

NIU men’s soccer will take on the Buffalo Bulls in its last conference and regular season game Friday, in New York. The Huskies (5-9-3, 3-2-1 MAC) are coming off of a disappointing 2-0 loss against Western Michigan. There are four teams currently tied...

Men’s soccer looks to Totsch for a boost

By Jacob Onak | October 29, 2012

NIU men’s soccer’s regular season is coming to an end. The Huskies now sit in second place in the MAC and need to win out their final conference games in order to secure a MAC tournament spot. A healthy junior midfielder, Sean Totsch may be the boost...

Men’s soccer beats West Virginia, moves to 2nd in MAC

By Jacob Onak | October 28, 2012

In its final home game of the season NIU men’s soccer came out with a big 1-0 conference win over West Virginia Saturday. With the victory NIU moved into second place in the MAC. The Huskies (5-8-3, 3-1-1 MAC) started strong against the Mountaineers...

Mascitti sees dedication as key to leadership

By Jacob Onak | October 15, 2012

Throughout the season, Mike Mascitti has been one of the most consistent players for men’s soccer. A player who started out the season at center midfield, Mascitti was moved to a center back position to help shore up the defense at the start of conference...

Men’s Soccer plays hard at Homecoming, loses to Akron

By Jacob Onak | October 14, 2012

On a cold and rainy homecoming weekend NIU men’s soccer took on the nationally third-ranked Akron Zips in its third conference game of the season. Due to a slow start and a Huskies (3-7-2, 2-1-0 MAC) red card, the Zips (9-1-2, 4-0-0 MAC) come out victorious...

Golden Eagles soar to victory over men’s soccer

By Jacob Onak | October 9, 2012

Starting off one of their toughest weeks of the season NIU men’s soccer (3-6-2) took on the undefeated Marquette Golden Eagles (12-0) Tuesday night. Despite a solid team performance the Huskies fell, 1-0. On a cold, windy and rainy night, Marquette...

Men’s soccer hopes to continue its ‘fresh start’

By Jacob Onak | October 3, 2012

After getting its first win in conference against Florida Atlantic, NIU men’s soccer (2-5-2, 1-0-0 MAC) looks to continue its “fresh start” mentality as it takes on the Hartwick Hawks Saturday at home. The Hawks (3-4-2, 1-0-0 MAC) won their first...

Jayson LeSeth: a key player in men’s soccer

By Jacob Onak | September 17, 2012

“Letting the ball do the work” is a common phrase in soccer. It’s a phrase that coaches tell players when they need to start passing more, opposed to trying to dribble past players. A fluid passing game is one of the Huskies biggest strengths, and...