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2014 soccer players to watch this season

2014 soccer players to watch this season

Molly Patrick, Contributor

August 28, 2014


Filed under 2014, Soccer, Sports, Sports Features

Both the men and women’s soccer teams at NKU are facing exciting schedules this season. Recently, we sat down with Coach Sheehan, the women's head coach, and Coach Basalyga, the men's head coach, to catch up with them and discuss who will be key to their seasons. Here’s what they had to say. Finishing ...

Lightning forces early end to first game of the season

Lightning forces early end to first game of the season

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

August 23, 2014


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

The NKU women’s soccer team faced Eastern Illinois University Aug. 22 in their first ever match up. The game started off quick for NKU with a goal coming in the third minute by redshirt junior, Kelsey Laumann. “We had a couple of good opportunities early in the game,” head coach Bob Sheehan said...

Mens soccer team draws against UK, shatters attendance record

Mens soccer team draws against UK, shatters attendance record

Carrie Crotzer, Sports Editor

August 18, 2014


Filed under Featured Story, Game Coverage, Sports

NKU's men’s soccer team started their pre-season with an exhibition game against the University of Kentucky on Sunday, Aug. 17 that resulted in a 0-0 draw. NKU came out strong, holding much control the first half of the game causing most of the crowd to rally for them. The second half of the game...

Norse escape Jacksonville comeback, beat Dolphins 2-1

Norse escape Jacksonville comeback, beat Dolphins 2-1

Clayton Castle, Contributing Writer

October 28, 2013


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

The NKU men’s soccer team ended senior night on a high note on Saturday evening, defeating the Jacksonville Dolphins 2-1 at the NKU Soccer Stadium. Before the game, the seniors were honored by the NKU athletic department for their service to the team, and the university. In honor of the seniors, the...

Inside look at fall sports’ practices and routines

Brad Bishop, Staff writer

October 3, 2013


Filed under Sports

As the fall sports season has descended on NKU, the student athletes who represent the Norse are practicing week by week to prepare for their respective games and matches. This fall, the soccer, volleyball, golf and cross country teams begin their second season of competing in Division I athletics...

Soccer teams strive to make impact in A-Sun Conference

Soccer teams strive to make impact in A-Sun Conference

Brad Bishop, Contributing writer

September 29, 2013


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

This season, NKU’s men’s and women’s soccer programs will be the marquee sport during the fall, and are looking to make an impact in the Atlantic Sun Conference and in Division I soccer as well. According to the coaching staffs, the teams are both looking to build upon their hard work and produce...

Men’s soccer coach announces 2013 spring schedule

Claire Higgins, Editor-in-chief

March 4, 2013


Filed under Sports

NKU men’s 2013 spring soccer season is not far away. Head coach John Basalyga announced five competition dates for the upcoming season, starting March 24 in Indianapolis, Ind. The Norse will take on Evansville and then face host IUPUI. The twin bill is set to kick off at 3 p.m. On March 30, NKU...

Sport Shorts 9/13/2012

September 12, 2012


Filed under Sports

Cross Country Northern Kentucky University’s cross country teams both competed in the Queen City Invitational on Sept. 7 in Cincinnati. The men finished fifth out of 12 teams, led by sophomore J.J. Webber, who finished in 16th place. The women finished fifth out of 10 teams led by freshman Addie...

Sport Shorts 8/30/2012

August 29, 2012


Filed under News

Men’s Soccer The Northern Kentucky University men’s soccer team traveled to Wisconsin to begin the season, playing two games. NKU played Wisconsin-Green Bay on Aug. 24, losing 1-0. The Norse led in shots 11-7 despite playing a man down from the 27th minute on after freshman midfielder/defender...

Division I becomes reality for university

Division I becomes reality for university

Stephen Wilder, Sports editor

August 23, 2012


Filed under Featured Story, Sports

It has been a long time in the making, but Northern Kentucky University has finally started its journey into the world of Division I and so far the transition has been smooth for the most part, according to the Norse staff. Chris Cole, director of marketing and communication, said the move to Division...

Norse bring home NSCAA awards

Norse bring home NSCAA awards

John Minor, Sports editor

January 18, 2012


Filed under Sports

The Northern Kentucky University women’s soccer team was honored with three team awards and an individual award at the National Soccer Coaches Association of America convention in Kansas City. NKU accomplished something that no other school in Division I and Division II did and only one other school...

Women advance in NCAA Tournament, men eliminated

November 16, 2011


Filed under Sports

The women’s soccer team advanced to the third round of the NCAA Tournament by defeating Bellarmine on Oct. 13. The Norse won the game, 1-0, on sophomore Megan Frye’s golden goal in the 108th minute. The Norse advance to play Grand Valley State for the Midwest Region Championship. After winning...

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