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The Huskies celebrate a goal Oct. 8, 2019 during an eventual 5-1 win against Eastern Illinois University at Soccer and Track and Field Complex.

Huskies to see strong opponent in MAC road game Saturday against Akron

By Quentin Wilson | October 30, 2019

DeKALB — The season is starting to wind down for the men’s soccer team, and the Huskies will close their regular season on the road against two Mid-American Conference opponents. NIU is first tasked with a visit to Akron 6 p.m. Saturday.The Zips were...

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...

Senior forward Jan Maertins and junior midfielder Alex Welch kick off Saturday after a goal against Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville during an eventual 2-1 loss at the Soccer and Track and Field Complex.

Huskies to face Mountaineers in Morgantown for second MAC match of season

By Quentin Wilson | October 18, 2019

DeKALB — After losing Saturday 2-1 against Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville, the men's soccer team will continue their string of MAC games today when they face West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia. The Huskies last played...

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...

Men’s soccer opens MAC play against SIUE

By Marcel Carrasco | October 12, 2019

DeKALB – Mid-American Conference play begins for the Huskies today, and with a 5-6-1 record, NIU has some scores to settle.The Huskies started the season slow with a 1-4 record, before jumping to a four-match winning streak. The Huskies have proven...

Men’s soccer to face EIU at home, last game before MAC play

By Marcel Carrasco | October 7, 2019

DeKALB –  Coming off a difficult 5-0 loss Saturday against Saint Mary’s College – California, the men’s soccer team has a chance to regroup 6 p.m. Tuesday when it faces Eastern Illinois University in front of a home crowd at the Soccer and Track...

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...

Markanich’s overtime goal pushes Huskies past Western Illinois

By Marcel Carrasco | September 30, 2019

DeKALB — Another overtime victory is in the books for the men’s soccer team, extending its streak to four consecutive victories. The Huskies won 2-1 Saturday against the Western Illinois University Leathernecks in Macomb.Both teams posted 14 shots,...

Banuelos’ overtime winner hands NIU its third consecutive victory

By Marcel Carrasco | September 24, 2019

DeKALB — For a second the action froze and the lights lit up Tuesday for Enrique Banuelos, Huskie redshirt first-year forward, when he scored on a free kick to give the Huskies a 1-0 overtime win at home against the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.Milwaukee...

First-year defender Adrian Lara moves the ball downfield Sunday at home against Bradley University.

Men’s soccer notches its first win of the season

By Quentin Wilson | September 16, 2019

DeKALB  —  The Huskies have a reason to celebrate after earning their first win of the season. A hot first half carried the Huskies to an impressive 2-1 victory against Bradley University.With over 30 minutes passing in a physical first half, the...

Last week in NIU Athletics (9/9 - 9/15)

Last week in NIU Athletics (9/9 – 9/15)

By Matt Boecker | September 16, 2019

DeKALB — Men’s soccer notched their first win of the season and football took one on the chin.Men’s soccerMen’s soccer goes 1-1 on the weekend, losing to Marquette University and beating Bradley University.Sophomore forward Nick Markanich opened...