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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...

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 to face off against Valparaiso Crusaders

By Jacob Onak | October 16, 2012

After its first loss in the MAC, men’s soccer will take a break from conference play as it takes on Valparaiso tonight. The Huskies (3-7-2) are coming off of a 2-0 loss to Akron. They will look to take advantage of the struggling Crusaders (1-6-5) and...

Pat Sloan underrated in men’s soccer

By Jacob Onak | September 24, 2012

In team sports, most of the credit or the publicity goes to the coach or the star players. There isn’t anything wrong with that, but if you look at really good teams, there are solid, underrated players who make up the rest of the group. Senior Pat...

Gael Rivera (4) of NIU takes the ball down the field against Drake in a September game. Rivera scored NIUs only goal in a draw game.

Men’s soccer looking for victory at weekend invitational

By Jacob Onak | September 20, 2012

After getting its first victory of the season against Iona, men’s soccer will try and take that momentum to the New Mexico TLC/Nike Invitational this weekend. The Huskies’s (1-3-2) first game is against the Denver Pioneers. The Pioneers (3-1-2) are...

No. 3 Story of the year: Mens soccer wins MAC Championship

No. 3 Story of the year: Men’s soccer wins MAC Championship

By Brian Thomas | May 2, 2012

NIU men’s soccer accomplished something that it had only done twice in school history: winning the MAC Championship. The Huskies (15-6-0) went through the MAC tournament and earned a pair of 1-0 victories - over Buffalo in the first round and Western...