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With NKU athletics postponed, what do intramural leagues look like?

The Intramural Fields in the Booth Residential Village.
September 20, 2020

On Aug. 13, the Horizon League and its Board of Directors came to the decision to postpone competition in fall sports due to COVID-19, affecting various NKU athletic programs. However, despite the absence...

Horizon League postpones fall competition due to COVID-19

Horizon League postpones fall competition due to COVID-19
Soccer, volleyball, golf and cross country teams lose fall 2020 season
August 13, 2020

On Thursday, the Horizon League and its Board of Directors officially postponed competition for fall sports in the 2020 season. The decision to postpone fall sports for the duration of the season comes...

Fall sports delayed to October 1

The exterior of BB&T Arena.
July 16, 2020

On Thursday, the Horizon League Council officially decided to postpone the beginning of fall sports competition until October 1. The League and its Council members came to the decision with the interest...

U.S. women’s soccer champion inspires students and community members

U.S. Women's National Team midfielder Rose Lavelle came to NKU for a Q&A on Thursday night.
APB hosted Rose Lavelle on Thursday night to talk about her experiences on a championship team
November 15, 2019
On Thursday night, the Activities Programming Board hosted U.S. women’s national soccer team champion Rose Lavelle. A Cincinnati native, Lavelle returned to the area to share her story and inspire the students and community members who sat in their seats fixated on the local hero who sat in front of them. 

Women’s Soccer team takes down Wright State in First Round of Conference Finals

Shawna Zaken (8) reacts after scoring a goal during the quarter final game of the Horizon League Tournament Against Wright State. The Norse defeated Wright State 3-1 and will advance to the Semi-Final game in Milwaukee.
November 4, 2019
NKU women's soccer team took down Wright State 3-1 in the Horizon League Quarterfinals Monday night. Freshman forward Lindsey Meyer scored the first goal of the night in the 23rd minute.

Shawna Zaken named Horizon League Women’s Soccer Player of The Year

Shawna Zaken (8) drives the ball down the field during the game against Cleveland State. The Norse fall to 2-3 in the conference after the loss to Cleveland State.
November 4, 2019
Senior midfielder Shawna Zaken has been named both the 2019 Offensive Player of the Year and the 2019 Horizon League Women’s Soccer Player of the Year. These awards are voted on by the head soccer coaches of each school in the Horizon League.

Men’s soccer preview: ‘Get to the playoffs, everything else is extra’

Men’s soccer preview: ‘Get to the playoffs, everything else is extra’
September 5, 2019
After a 10-win season in 2018, and a successful preseason record of one win and one tie to #8 University of Kentucky, the Norse are continuing to build. Their first game of the regular season was on the road against Grand Canyon University; that game ended 3-0 in Grand Canyon’s favor.  “We had a really solid spring where we got some great results at the end,” Head Coach Stu Riddle said. “And we've continued that momentum now through preseason. So, I think we're all cautiously optimistic of what lies ahead for us.”

Women’s Soccer Preview: Aiming for Championship title

Kailey Ivins (15) celebrates with Kayla Wypasek (23) after her goal during the game against Murray State. Wypasek had 1 goal on the game.
September 5, 2019
The NKU women’s soccer team has started their season 2-2 after a 3-1 win against Murray State over Labor Day weekend. The Norse are attempting to find their footing, with seven freshmen and a new transfer. With a younger team comes learning and growing pains, but the soccer team is embracing the time to learn. “Developing as a team, it’s a very young team right now, but I think we all see great potential on our team and to get us to a championship,” senior midfielder and team captain Shawna Zaken said. “Just developing and learning and growing, I think that's actually fun to do as a team.”

Late goal causes NKU to fall against Butler

Kiley Keehann (2)  fights for control of a ball during the game against Butler. The Norse fell to Butler 2-1.
August 30, 2019
NKU lost last minute at home against Butler 2-1. The Norse now fall to 1-2 in the regular season, while Butler Bulldogs advance 3-0. 

Women’s soccer loses 1-0 in Home Opener

Women's Soccer Head Coach Bob Sheehan talks to the team after a loss against Ohio University. The Bobcats won 1-0 and had 7 shots on goal to the Norse's 1.
The Norse had six saves compared to the Bobcats one.
August 26, 2019
NKU women’s soccer team lost their first game of the regular season 1-0 against the Ohio Bobcats. The Norse are projected to finish second in the Horizon League start out the season 1-1. While the Bobcats advance 2-1 and picked to place fifth in the preseason coaches poll for the Mid-American Conference. 

NKU Women’s Soccer Exhibition Ends in Tie

Stock image of NKU Women's Soccer player with northerner logo and
Kailey Ivins scores the lone goal for the Norse
August 17, 2019
The Women's Soccer exhibition game against Morehead State University ended in a stalemate of 1-1 Saturday night. Morehead State only had one shot on goal while the Norse produced seven.

Athlete Spotlight: Soccer defender on Black History

Abdul Kooistra, redshirt senior defender for NKU men's soccer, transferred form University of Wisconsin in 2017.
February 6, 2019

Abdul Kooistra is a redshirt senior defender on NKU’s men’s soccer team, who hails from Madison, Wisconsin. Kooistra studies communications and is seeking a minor in marketing. Kooistra has played...

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