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Men’s soccer ready for new era

By Mateo Avila | July 31, 2017

DeKalb — A new season for the men’s soccer team kicks off with the Cardinal and Black scrimmage 5 p.m. Aug. 12 followed by an exhibition 3 p.m. Aug. 15 against the Loyola University Ramblers.The Huskies hired new head coach Ryan Swan Jan. 23 to replace...

Hard work pays off for sophomores

By Ryan Ostry | February 23, 2017

DeKALB — Faculty Athletics Representative Matt Streb and Athletic Director Sean T. Frazier announced nine student-athletes to the fourth group of the Leadership Enhancement and Development program.The program was introduced in 2013 and is limited to...

Richard Hall, senior defender for mens soccer, was born in Billericay, England and began playing for the Huskies in 2013.

Better know the Huskies

By Atlee Hargis | September 30, 2016

Hall sends a free kick into the box during a game against Utah Valley on Sept. 11. 

Eric Luzzi Head Coach

Men’s soccer looks to build off of first win

By Tom Burton | September 26, 2016

Eric Luzzi Head Coach

Men’s, women’s soccer take losses over weekend

By Christopher Loggins | August 31, 2015

Men’s soccer defeated Green Bay on Friday at the NIU Soccer Complex, while women’s soccer traveled to Nebraska and took losses to both Creighton and Nebraska-Omaha, falling to 0-2 on the year.Men’s soccerSoccer opened its season with a 1-0 win over...

Online voting open for NIU Play of the Year

By Northern Star staff | April 20, 2015

Voting is open online until April 22 for Play of the Year, an award that will be presented at the sixth Victors awards banquet on April 27 at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St.Nominees include Paris Logan’s interception at Northwestern, Lauren...

Senior forward Andrew Palumbo (6) attempts to get around a defender Saturday at the Soccer and Track & Field Complex. The Huskies closed their season without a conference win, losing 2-1 to the Bowling Green Falcons.

Men’s soccer ends year with loss

By Nicholas Ferry | November 9, 2014

Men’s soccer was unable to send its seniors out with a victory in its final match of the season.The Huskies (3-9-5, 0-4-1 MAC) lost to the Bowling Green Falcons (13-5-1, 2-2-1 MAC) Saturday at the Soccer and Track & Field Complex. Despite controlling...

Senior defender Dusty Paige (19) looks to pass Saturday in the game against Akron at the Soccer and Track & Field Complex. The loss eliminated the Huskies from any chance of playing in the MAC Tournament.

Men’s soccer’s tourney hopes dashed

By Frank Gogola | November 2, 2014

Missed opportunities and a late Akron goal on a penalty kick put to bed men’s soccer’s chances of making the MAC Tournament with one regular season game to go.The Huskies (3-8-5, 0-3-1 MAC) lost to the Akron Zips (10-5-1, 3-1-0 MAC), 2-1, Saturday...

Sophomore defender Cody Witkowski (left) passes the ball Wednesday night at the Soccer and Track & Field Complex in the game against Southern Illinois-Edwardsville. Witkowski scored one of four NIU goals in the victory.

Men’s soccer puts down Cougars

By Northern Star Staff | October 22, 2014

Men’s soccer used a quartet of goals to win its final non-conference game of the season.The Huskies beat the Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Cougars, 4-1, Wednesday at the Soccer and Track & Field Complex.The Huskies put in four consecutive goals,...

Men’s soccer prepped for in-state battle

By Frank Gogola | October 7, 2014

Men’s soccer hosts in-state rival Northwestern in a clash of two conflicting styles of play today.The Huskies (2-4-4) and the No. 24 Northwestern Wildcats (5-1-4) square off 7 p.m. at the Soccer and Track & Field Complex. NIU owns an 18-10-3 all-time...

Senior defender Dusty Page (19) looks to play the ball Sunday against Green Bay at the Soccer and Track & Field Complex. Page and the Huskies upset the No. 23 Illinois-Chicago Flames Friday and tied the Green Bay Phoenix Sunday.

Men’s soccer topples Illinois-Chicago, ties Green Bay

By Abraham Murguia | September 14, 2014

Men’s soccer (2-2-2) opened up its first pair of home games with back-to-back solid performances that resulted in a 1-0 victory against the No. 23 Illinois-Chicago Flames (3-1-1) Friday and a 2-2 draw against the Green Bay Phoenix (3-2-1) Sunday at...

Junior MF/F Andrew Palumbo (5) defends the bgall on the Sep. 13 game against Butler.

Mens soccer to face No. 14 Northwestern

By Jacob Onak | October 8, 2013

After its worst loss of the season against West Virginia, men’s soccer faces another tough test in the Northwestern Wildcats.This will be the Huskies’ (3-7-0) fifth straight match not played on their home turf. Fortunately, the Wildcats (7-3-0) have...