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Women’s soccer adds Taryn Jakubowski as volunteer assistant

By Northern Star Sports Staff | January 18, 2023

DeKALB – NIU Athletics and women’s soccer head coach Michael O’Neill welcomed Taryn Jakubowski as a volunteer assistant on the women's soccer coaching staff on Wednesday. Jakubowski played four years with Creighton University and served as the...

NIU freshman forward Amber Best pushes the ball downfield in a game between NIU and CMU. (Alyssa Queen | Northern Star)

Amber Best named to MAC All-Freshman Team

By Northern Star Sports Staff | November 1, 2022

DeKALB – Freshman forward Amber Best of the NIU women's soccer team has been named to the Mid-American Conference All-Freshman Team. Best finished her freshman season with four goals, two assists and 10 points. Best tied with junior midfielder Claudia...

NIU freshman forward Amber Best (center) battles for possession of the ball with two Eastern Michigan University players. Best tallied both of NIUs goals in its 2-0 win over the Eagles on Thursday at the NIU Soccer and Track & Field Complex. (Mingda Wu | Northern Star)

Amber Best leads Huskie takedown of EMU

By Ethan Gonzales, Assistant Sports Editor | October 20, 2022
NIU women's soccer earned its sixth win of the season behind a pair of goals from Amber Best to beat MAC rival Eastern Michigan.
Junior midfielder Claudia Muessig kicks the ball past Central Michigan University freshman goalkeeper Emma Shingler during Sundays match at the NIU Soccer and Track & Field Complex. Muessig scored her fourth goal of the season to give NIU a 1-0 lead in the 29th minute. (Alyssa Queen | Northern Star)

NIU routs Chippewas to claim first home win

By Jermel Williams, Sports Reporter | October 2, 2022

DeKALB – The NIU women’s soccer team (5-4-2, 2-2 MAC) captured their third shutout victory on Sunday, winning 2-0 against Central Michigan University (1-8-2, 0-3-1 MAC). Sunday's game was one of the most dominant performances by the Huskies this...

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...

This week in NIU Athletics (10/22 -  10/27)

This week in NIU Athletics (10/22 – 10/27)

By Kyle Mathas | October 21, 2019

DeKALB —  Women’s Tennis will finish its play in the ITA Regional and the football team will play Saturday against the University of Akron for the 113th homecoming game. This week in NIU athletics (Oct. 21-Oct. 27) Women’s TennisThe Huskies will...

Women’s soccer continues to struggle in loss to Buffalo

By Jarrett Huff | October 21, 2019

DeKALB — Women’s soccer was defeated in its final road game Sunday against the University of Akron at FirstEnergy Stadium – Cub Cadet Field. This makes back-to-back shutout losses for the team after losing to the University of Buffalo on Friday....

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.