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Horizon League postpones fall competition due to COVID-19

Horizon League postpones fall competition due to COVID-19

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 almost one month after the Horizon League chose to delay competition until at least October 1, citing health c...

Fall sports delayed to October 1

The exterior of BB&T Arena.

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 of protecting the health and safety of the student athletes, coaches and any other affiliates ...

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.

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. 

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.

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 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.

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.”

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.

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

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

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 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.

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

Stock image of NKU Women's Soccer player with northerner logo and

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

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

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

Hannah Fischer (4), Rikard Lindqvist (10)

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...

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