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Sophomore brings competition to tennis team

By Thomas Hiley | March 18, 2013

Men’s tennis team will play just one more match before heading into conference play, and one player to keep an eye on is Frederic Cadieux. Cadieux is a sophomore business major from Quebec, Canada, and attended Ediuard-Montpetit High School. He’s...

Sophomore Nelle Youel returns a serve during a tennis match against the University of Akron last season.

Sophomore contributes to women’s tennis success

By Thomas Hiley III | March 4, 2013

Women’s tennis has a 12-1 record and someone that has contributed to that success is No. 1 player Nelle Youel. Youel is a sophomore pre-physical therapy major from Crystal Lake. She attended Crystal Lake Central High School. Youel decided to go to NIU...

Sophomore softball player looks for a strong return

By Katelyn Connery | February 25, 2013

Though the softball team has gotten off to a 5-5 start, one bright spot has been the return of sophomore outfielder Bryanna Phelan. Phelan, who is coming off an injury in the fall, appeared in 49 games and starting 36 in the 2012 season for the Huskies....

Sophomore shines in women’s gymnastics

By Matt Hopkinson | February 4, 2013

Avoiding a sophomore slump, Amanda Stepp has been able to find success and has played a large factor in the gymnastics team’s 3-1 record. Stepp has take on more responsibility this year. For most of her freshman season until near its end, Stepp performed...

Jordan Godsey

Top 10 Huskies of 2010-11 #6 Jordan Godsey

By Brian Thomas | May 3, 2011

Sophomore goal-keeper Jordan Godsey had a great year for the men's soccer team, which is why he was named the Northern Star's No. 6 athlete of the year. Godsey started and played in 15 games this year for the Huskies and posted a 7-3-2 record. "To be...