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Women’s tennis set for triple-header this weekend

By Thomas Hiley III | March 6, 2013

Women’s tennis will finish its non-conference matchups this upcoming weekend against UIC (6-1), Missouri-Kansas City (3-9), and Emporia State (6-0) before starting conference play. Huskies head coach Ryun Ferrell knows a lot about these upcoming teams...

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...

Women’s tennis maintain winning streak over weekend games

By Thomas Hiley III | March 3, 2013

The women’s tennis team finished the weekend with a 12-1 record after defeating Nebraska-Omaha 7-0, Drake University 4-3 and Central Arkansas 6-1 in Des Moines, Iowa. The Huskies are currently on a nine-game winning streak and have their best record...

Women’s tennis headed for Iowa

By Thomas Hiley III | February 27, 2013

The women’s tennis team will head to Des Moines, Iowa, this week. They will participate in a triple header against University of Nebraska Omaha (2-1), Drake University (4-5) and University of Central Arkansas (5-7). The Huskies are on a six-game winning...

Women’s tennis defeats Chicago State, continues streak

By Thomas Hiley III | February 24, 2013

It was another successful weekend for the women’s tennis team, as the players defeated Chicago State (3-9) by a score of 7-0 to give the Huskies their sixth straight win. In doubles play every pairing was able to come out on top against their opponents....

Women’s tennis to face Chicago State Cougars

By Thomas Hiley III | February 20, 2013

After being away for five straight matches, the women’s tennis teams will be returning home this weekend with the Chicago State Cougars (3-8) coming into town. The Huskies are coming off a fantastic 3-0 weekend with victories coming against Indiana...

Women’s tennis wins big over weekend

By Thomas Hiley III | February 17, 2013

The women’s tennis team continues to dominate its opponents by improving to 8-1 on the season after defeating Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, University of Indianapolis, and Butler University this weekend. The Huskies started the...

Women’s tennis faces Indiana University this weekend

By Thomas Hiley III | February 14, 2013

The women’s tennis team will look ahead to this weekend after taking care of Southern Illinois-Edwardsville in its last match. Friday, the Huskies will be going against Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (1-6), whose only win this season...

Women’s tennis finds success with Ferrell

By Mike Romor | October 9, 2012

Building a D-I sports program takes time and patience. NIU women’s tennis coach Ryun Ferrell knows this all too well, as he has slowly but surely built a solid program from the ground up. Now with a team that can hit with the best of the MAC, Ferrell...

No senior players in women’s tennis a ‘blessing and a curse’

By Sean Anderson | October 1, 2012

Without any seniors on NIU women’s tennis, someone needed to step up and fill the empty leadership role. It appears that sophomore Nelle Youel and junior Haley Dekkinga are working on becoming the leaders of the squad. “Vocally speaking, the leader...

huskie briefs

huskie briefs

By Northern Star Staff | September 17, 2012

Alumnae of the NIU women's basketball team will suit up for the annual Alumni Game at 11 a.m. Saturday on Victory E. Court. A ticket to the NIU women's basketball game against Ohio at 2:05 p.m. that same day will get fans a seat for the alumnae contest.

The men's basketball Alumni Game is set for Feb. 4, and also will take place at 11 a.m. A ticket to watch the current Huskies take the court for a MAC showdown with Western Michigan at 2:05 p.m. gets fans into the Alumni Game.

Mega Women

Three top 10 finishes propelled the NIU women's track and field team to a second place finish at the Eastern Illinois Mega Meet Jan. 21.

In field competition, Lindsay Chamberlain took home the 20-pound weight throw title with a heave of 17.79 meters. Ashley Morrow finished third in the weight throw, and second in the shot put; a slot ahead of teammate Margaret Gorski. Elizabeth Berquist placed second in the high jump.

NIU also had a strong showing in the track department, with a second-place finish from sprinter Ajahnae Hinley, a second-place finish in the 800 meter run from Lorene Skipper and a bronze from Bonnie Miller in the 5,000 meter run. The 4 x 400 team posted a second-place finish to add to the NIU medal count.

NIU heads to Champaign tomorrow for the Care/Health Alliance Classic hosted by the University of Illinois at 10 a.m.


The NIU women's tennis team started its season with a 7-0 loss at Wisconsin Saturday.

Wisconsin won the doubles match point and then rolled to a 5-0 sweep with a forfeit in the singles matches.

NIU coach Pontus Hiort said after the match Wisconsin is one of the top teams in the nation.

Wanted: Softball Manager

The NIU softball team is looking for a new manager for its upcoming season.

Qualified candidates must have a working knowledge of softball, be proficient with statistical maintenance and assist with equipment transportation for practices and games.

If interested please contact assistant coach Joanna Lane at 753-2245 as soon as possible.

That New Season Smell

The NIU baseball team will kick off the 2006 season Feb. 3. The Huskies will travel to Tempe for a three-game series with the Arizona State Sun Devils.

The opener will be played under the lights at 7 p.m., while the final game will be at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Women’s tennis wins at Drake Invitational

By Sean Anderson | September 16, 2012

Women’s tennis opened up its season with success in both doubles and singles at the Drake Invitational. Friday, the Huskies concluded doubles with a total record of 5-4. Freshmen Cristina Alvarez and junior Haley Dekkinga were the highlights of the...