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NKU men’s soccer gets their fifth straight win in wild finish

NKU men’s soccer gets their fifth straight win in wild finish

Norse beat Green Bay on Friday
John Dettor, Contributor March 13, 2021

It was a wild afternoon as the Northern Kentucky University men's soccer team (4-1) took the pitch against the Green Bay Phoenix (2-1-1) on Friday. Friday’s match with Green Bay was a critical game for...

NKU men’s soccer preview: Team embracing the challenges of spring season

NKU men’s soccer preview: Team embracing the challenges of spring season

12 newcomers join the program for the 2021 season
Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor February 9, 2021

As the Northern Kentucky University men’s soccer team begins the 2021 spring season, one that will look different and present challenges that no prior season has brought with it, there is one adjective...

FILE: Women's Soccer Head Coach Bob Sheehan talks to Mimi Stines (00) before the start of the second half during the game against Wright State. The Norse fell to the Raiders 3-1 on the night.

NKU Women’s Soccer preparing for spring season after extended offseason

Norse lost in semifinal of Horizon League Tournament in 2019
Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor January 24, 2021

In the fall of 2020, with the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to spread throughout the country, the Horizon League made the decision to postpone all fall sports, including soccer. Now, all fall sports that...

The Intramural Fields in the Booth Residential Village.

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

Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor 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
Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor 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...

The exterior of BB&T Arena.

Fall sports delayed to October 1

Matthew Dietz, Sports Editor 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 National Team midfielder Rose Lavelle came to NKU for a Q&A on Thursday night.

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

APB hosted Rose Lavelle on Thursday night to talk about her experiences on a championship team
Corinne Byrne, Assistant Arts & Life Editor 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. 
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.

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

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor 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 (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.

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

Sierra Newton, Sports Editor 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’

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.”
Kailey Ivins (15) celebrates with Kayla Wypasek (23) after her goal during the game against Murray State. Wypasek had 1 goal on the game.

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.”
Kiley Keehann (2)  fights for control of a ball during the game against Butler. The Norse fell to Butler 2-1.

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. 
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