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

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

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

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

Women’s Soccer Preview: Aiming for Championship title

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

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

Late goal causes NKU to fall against Butler

Lillian Brown, Reporter

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 loses 1-0 in Home Opener

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

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

NKU Women’s Soccer Exhibition Ends in Tie

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

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

Athlete Spotlight: Soccer defender on Black History

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor

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 soccer for as long as he can remember and has always strived to play at a high level. “Play...

Fischer and Lindqvist earn Academic All-District honors

Fischer and Lindqvist earn Academic All-District honors

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

November 15, 2018

The 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District men’s and women's soccer team, selected by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), was announced recently to recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. NKU’s Hannah...

Men’s Soccer: Three players earn Horizon League Postseason Honors

Men’s Soccer: Three players earn Horizon League Postseason Honors

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

November 14, 2018

The NKU men's soccer team had three players receive postseason honors last week from the Horizon League as Alex Willis, Alex Greive and Stian Jorgensen were voted by the league’s head coaches to the All-Conference teams. Willis was named Freshman of the Year; and selected to the All-Horizon Lea...

Norse fall to UIC in regular season finale

Norse fall to UIC in regular season finale

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

November 3, 2018

The NKU men's soccer team needed a win and a Milwaukee tie/loss at Wright State to have any chance of qualifying (top six teams) for the Horizon League Men’s Soccer Championship tournament on Monday, Nov. 5, but ultimately fell to the Flames 3-0 on Friday afternoon. "It's certainly not the out...

Nominations open for David Lee Holt NKU Athletics Hall of Fame

Nominations open for David Lee Holt NKU Athletics Hall of Fame

Mike Canizales, Sports Editor

November 2, 2018

The NKU department of athletics are now accepting nominations for their 2018-19 David Lee Holt NKU Athletics Hall of Fame class. The bi-annual ceremony recognizes former student-athletes and other individuals who have distinguished themselves in the field of athletics, either by virtue of their perfor...

The John Basalyga story: part 3

The John Basalyga story: part 3

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

February 9, 2017

On the field Basalyga’s passion and competitiveness were ever present, but if you were lucky enough to get to know him off the field you would meet a slightly different character. “He’s goofy. He is weird as sin. He’s extremely playful. He says I love you all the time, he’s a hugger,” Lin...

Komolong honored on senior night; Norse lose

Komolong honored on senior night; Norse lose

Christopher Decker, Sports Editor

October 22, 2016

The NKU men's soccer team was unable to find a win Saturday night, losing 1-0 to Detroit Mercy. The Norse fall to 1-11-3 while the Titans improve to 3-8-4. The Norse are officially eliminated from playoff contention with the loss.  "The kids fought hard. We just didn't have any finished product at the en...

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