The Northerner

Norse sweep Flames; win fourth straight

Norse sweep Flames; win fourth straight

Jasmine Smart, Reporter

November 3, 2018


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Volleyball

Friday night’s game resulted in a 3-0 win for the Norse against UIC with set scores of 25-22, 28-26 and 25-20.  After tonight’s match, the Norse improve their record to 17-8 overall and 9-5 in Horizon League play. Haley Libs led the Norse with her 20th double-double of the season with 13 kills and...

Libs top 10 finalist for Senior CLASS Award

Libs top 10 finalist for Senior CLASS Award

Jasmine Smart, Reporter

November 1, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports, Sports Features, Volleyball

NKU's outide hitter Haley Libs was one of thirty NCAA volleyball student athletes selected in October as a candidate for the 2018 Senior CLASS award in collegiate volleyball. The thirty candidates were recently narrowed down by a selection committee to ten finalists, one being the senior standout. ...

ESPN announces programming schedule for men’s and women’s basketball

ESPN announces programming schedule for men’s and women’s basketball

Aric France, Reporter

October 30, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Features, Women's Basketball

A total of 45 Northern Kentucky University men’s and women’s basketball games will be broadcast digitally on either ESPN3 or ESPN + for all of Norse nation to watch this season. The Norse will be showcased on ESPN3 15 times, while being broadcast live on ESPN+ 30 times this season. ESPN+ can be...

Norse fall in Horizon League Quarterfinal

Norse fall in Horizon League Quarterfinal

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports

Though they took an early 1-0 lead just four minutes into match play, the NKU women's soccer team were unable to put anything else together as they fell to Oakland 2-1 in the Horizon League Tournament quarterfinals game on Monday evening. With the loss, the Norse finish their season 10-6-1, ...

Women’s soccer: Four players earn Horizon League postseason honors

Women’s soccer: Four players earn Horizon League postseason honors

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

October 29, 2018


Filed under Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

Four members of the NKU women’s soccer team were honored with postseason awards when the league office announced their end of season awards Monday afternoon. Samantha Duwel, Taylor Spaulding and Shawna Zaken were named to the All-Horizon League First Team, while Lily Menssen was named to the H...

Lohmann named Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week

Lohmann named Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

October 29, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

After an 11 save performance in her team’s 1-0 shutout victory over the University of Illinois at Chicago on Friday evening, Emily Lohmann was named Horizon League women’s soccer Defensive Player of the Week on Monday afternoon. This marks her seventh shutout of the year and is currently aver...

Norse snap three-game losing streak; defeat IUPUI and Wright State

Norse snap three-game losing streak; defeat IUPUI and Wright State

Jasmine Smart, Reporter

October 29, 2018


Filed under Game Coverage, Sports, Volleyball

After losing three straight matches, the NKU women’s volleyball team bounced back in dramatic fashion with a sweep over IUPUI (25-21, 25-20, 25-21) and a four-set victory over Wright State (25-21, 25-13, 23-25, 25-13) at Regents Hall over the weekend. With the victories, the Norse move to fourth place ...

Preview: Women’s basketball schedule

Preview: Women’s basketball schedule

Jacob Poore, Contributor

October 27, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, Sports, Sports Features, Women's Basketball

The NKU women’s basketball team announced their full schedule at the end of September and includes 10 non-conference games against the likes of Louisville, who made it to the 2018 Final Four, last season's Ohio Valley conference champions Belmont and the Friar Holiday Classic hosted by Providence fr...

Women’s basketball: Horizon League picks Norse to finish sixth overall

Women’s basketball: Horizon League picks Norse to finish sixth overall

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

October 24, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, Sports, Women's Basketball

The Horizon League recently announced their preseason poll and all-league team selections as voted by the league’s head coaches, athletic communications personnel and media members.

English soccer phenom looks to impress on NKU team

English soccer phenom looks to impress on NKU team

Cameron Maynard, Contributor

September 19, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

It's hard not to feel excited about 6’0” freshman Alex Willis, whose recent men’s soccer accolades raise hope that he could be a sensation for the team. Willis departed from England and came overseas, choosing to play at Northern Kentucky University.

WATCH: Sunjic shines as NKU’s breakout tennis star

WATCH: Sunjic shines as NKU’s breakout tennis star

Mike Canizales, Reporter

April 26, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, Sports, Tennis, Video

Born in Split, Croatia, Margita Sunjic moved to the United States in order to pursue a better opportunity for herself in the world of tennis. Since her arrival, Sunjic has won multiple awards for NKU, including Freshman of the Year and Horizon League Player of the Year twice. 

Norse players honored in Horizon League voting

Norse players honored in Horizon League voting

Christopher Decker, Managing Editor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Men's Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

The Horizon League announced the 2018 All-League honorees and season awards for both men’s and women’s basketball on Wednesday. NKU’s Drew McDonald was named to the First Team All-Horizon League but fell short in the voting for Player of the Year, which went to Oakland’s Kendrick Nunn. It is...

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