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NIU Huskie men's soccer
Four members of the Northern Illinois men’s soccer team were named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-Great Lakes region team. Senior defender Francis Otira (London, England/Fitchley Catholic) and sophomore forward James Stevenson (Falkirk, Scotland/St. Mungo’s) were named to the All-Great Lakes Second Team while junior goalkeeper Jordan Godsey (Ocean Springs, Miss./Ocean...
Five men's soccer players garner All-MAC nods
Five members of the Northern Illinois men’s soccer team were named to the All-Mid American Conference team, announced Thursday by the league office. Senior Francis Otira (London, England/Finchley Catholic), junior Jordan Godsey (Ocean Springs, Miss./Ocean Springs) and sophomore James Stevenson (Falkirk, Scotland/St. Mungo’s) earned first team honors while sophomore Karim Darbaki (Faribualt, Minn./Shattuck St. Mary’s)...
The Northern Illinois men’s soccer team fell 1-0 to UW-Milwaukee on Wednesday night in its final non-conference game. The Panthers scored the game’s lone goal in the 14th minute and held on to win on a rainy and windy night at Engelmann Stadium. “In the first half we weren’t great with our work rate, our...
Isaac Kannah
The Northern Illinois men’s soccer team recorded its third-straight win with a 3-0 victory Saturday over Bowling Green. Senior Pat Sloan (Lisle, Ill./Benet Academy) scored in the first half before senior Kenny Kranz (Champaign, Ill./Centennial) and freshman Jayson LeSeth (Des Plaines, Ill./Maine West) added tallies in the second 45 minutes. Junior Goalkeeper Jordan Godsey (Ocean...
The Northern Illinois men’s soccer team fell 2-0 Saturday night to third-ranked Akron. Darren Mattocks scored both of the goals for the defending national champion Zips. “I thought that our guys showed Akron a little bit too much respect,” NIU head coach Eric Luzzi said. “Don’t get me wrong, Akron is a very, very good...
One day after being named to the College Soccer News National Team of the Week, Northern Illinois senior defender Francis Otira added co-Mid-American Conference Player of the Week to his list of accolades from this past weekend. Otira and Akron’s Scott Caldwell share Co-MAC Player of the Week honors. Otira was named Monday to the...
For the second consecutive week, the Northern Illinois men’s soccer team has had a student-athlete named to the College Soccer News National Team of the Week as senior defender Francis Otira was named to this week’s team. Last week, senior Pat Sloan was recognized as a member of the College Soccer News National Team of...
Sophomore Karim Darbaki led the No. 20 Northern Illinois men’s soccer team offensive output against Portland Sunday, scoring two first half goals off set pieces to lead the the Huskies (5-0-0) over the Pilots (2-2-1), 4-0. Freshman Paul Hogan and sophomore Houston Hoffman also tallied goals in the contest. After scoring in the 85th minute...
Senior defender Pat Sloan kicked the game-winning goal for the second consecutive match as the Northern Illinois men’s soccer team defeated Michigan, 1-0, Sunday afternoon. Sloan’s 38th minute strike kept the Huskies perfect record intact as they move to 3-0 on the season. The victory, coupled with a tie between Butler and Oakland, gave NIU...
The Northern Illinois men’s soccer team was picked to finish second in the Mid-American Conference preseason coaches’ poll, the league office announced on Tuesday. NIU was selected behind defending conference and national champion Akron. Western Michigan is just one point behind the Huskies in third, Bowling Green claims fourth with Buffalo, Hartwick and Florida Atlantic...
NIU men's soccer team huddle
The Northern Illinois men’s soccer team will begin preparations today for its 2011 campaign as the Huskies report for preseason training. Following check-in and team meetings on Wednesday, the Huskies will take the field for their first training session at 8 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 11. “We are unbelievably excited,” said NIU head coach Eric Luzzi....
Huskie men's soccer
Senior Juan Hoyos scored in the 81st minute to lift the Northern Illinois men’s soccer team to a 1-0 victory Sunday over Gonzaga and give the Huskies the Northwestern Lakeside Classic tournament championship. “It’s always good to get the result, especially against atough team like Gonzaga,” NIU head coach Eric Luzzi said. “They made itdifficult...