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Pierce remembers time playing in different states, overseas

By Matt Boecker | December 5, 2019

DeKALB — Not many people can say they’ve lived in five states and three countries by the time they were 18 years old. Even fewer can say they played hockey while doing so.Hunter Pierce was born in North Pole, Alaska. When Hunter was eight years old,...

Senior Lauren Neslund clears the ball from danger Aug. 9, 2017 during NIUs exhibition match against Drake University.

Knee injuries jeopardized Neslund’s career, the Huskie fought back for her final season at NIU

By Jarrett Huff | November 20, 2019

DeKALB — For Lauren Neslund, the road to being a starting center back on the women’s soccer team has been far from easy, as she’s dealt with adversity every step of the way. Neslund, a captain and starting defender for the women’s soccer team,...

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 fight for the ball Oct. 25 during NIUs 3-2 home victory against Western Michigan University at the Soccer and Track and Field Complex.

Men’s soccer’s loss to BGSU position the teams for a rematch in MAC tournament

By Quentin Wilson | November 11, 2019

DeKALB — An early goal doomed the Huskies, as they fell to Bowling Green State University in their final regular season game 1-0.The Huskies were not able to capture the final MAC win which would have allowed them to host a MAC tournament game.Head...

Mens soccer currently down to Bowling Green State in last regular-season match

Men’s soccer currently down to Bowling Green State in last regular-season match

By Quentin Wilson | November 9, 2019

DeKALB —  At halftime, NIU trails Bowling Green State University 1-0 in its last regular-season game of the season.The only goal in the game was scored by junior midfielder Vinny Worner. The Falcon slotted his shot from the side the box after receiving...

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...

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...

Junior defender Lauren Neslund pressure an opponent Sept. 29 during an eventual 1-0 loss to Kent State University at the Soccer and Track and Field Complex in DeKalb. 

Huskies see improvements from last season, team still a work in progress

By Jarrett Huff | October 12, 2019

DeKALB — Women’s soccer has reached the halfway point of the season and is midway through Mid-American Conference play. The team’s record of 2-9-1 suggests it's been a tough season, but there is more than meets the eye. The Huskies have made strides...

Huskies dominate against EIU in 5-1 victory

By Marcel Carrasco | October 8, 2019

DeKALB —  Five goals from the men’s soccer team were more than enough to bury Eastern Illinois University Tuesday in a 5-1 victory at the Soccer and Track and Field Complex.The Huskies scored five goals in a match for the first time since 2010 when...

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...