DeKALB – Northern Illinois University men’s soccer head coach Eric Luzzi announced Wednesday the addition of six student-athletes to the Huskie soccer program for the upcoming 2014 season.
Sometimes the distance between “high-profile” and “behind-the-scenes” isn’t very far.
DEKALB, Ill. -- Northern Illinois University men’s soccer head coach Eric Luzzi announced the addition of four student-athletes to the Huskie soccer program. Defender Taylor Cole (Clarendon Hills, Ill./Hinsdale Central), forward Chris Paton (Glasgow, Scotland/Uddingston Grammar School), goalkeeper Drew Donnally (Plainfield, Ill./Plainfield North) and midfielder Giovanni Garcia (Chicago, Ill./Elk Grove) are the newest members of the NIU soccer program.
A soccer field is often called a pitch, but for Cody Witkowski of Batavia, a better word might be sanctuary.
DEKALB, Ill. -- Seniors Gael Rivera, James Stevenson and Sean Totsch each scored as the Northern Illinois University men’s soccer team played to a 3-3 draw on Saturday night against Buffalo.
DEKALB – In a steady downpour, the Northern Illinois University men’s soccer team fell to UW Milwaukee, 1-0, on Wednesday night at the NIU Soccer and Track & Field Complex. A 74th minute goal from Laurie Bell lifted the Panthers to the victory and allowed Milwaukee to retain the LeWang Cup.
Northern Illinois junior Isaac Kannah was named the Mid-American Conference Men’s Soccer Player of the Week.
Northwestern’s Chris Ritter scored a goal in the 57th minute to defeat Northern Illinois men’s soccer, 1-0. The goal came after an NIU foul at midfield.
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- The Northern Illinois men’s soccer team played even with Michigan State for 70 minutes until a pair of goals off corner kicks gave the Spartans a 2-0 victory on Saturday afternoon at DeMartin Stadium.
EVANSTON -- Junior Isaac Kannah opened the scoring but two second half goals gave Fairleigh Dickinson a 2-1 win over the Northern Illinois men’s soccer team on Friday evening in the Northwestern Lakeside Classic.
DEKALB, Ill. -- Trailing 1-0 at the half, the Northern Illinois men’s soccer team earned a 2-1 comeback victory over UW Green Bay on Sunday afternoon in the final game of the NIU adidas Invitational. Senior Sean Totsch and junior Jayson LeSeth each scored to help lift the Huskies to the comeback win.
DEKALB, Ill. -- The Northern Illinois men’s soccer team fell to Butler, 1-0, on Friday afternoon in the NIU adidas Invitational at the NIU Soccer and Track & Field Complex. A 35th minute goal from Anthony Smith Jr., was enough to give the Bulldogs the victory in a tight match that featured just five total shots on target.
CINCINNATI, Ohio -- Despite playing down a man for nearly 60 minutes, the Northern Illinois men’s soccer team held off No. 14 Saint Louis until the 105th minute when Kingsley Bryce scored a double overtime game-winner for the Billikens in the Cincinnati Bearcat Soccer Classic. Redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Andrew Glaeser made six saves in goal for the Huskies.
CINCINNATI, Ohio -- The Northern Illinois men’s soccer team fell behind 2-0 early, but battled back to force overtime before falling, 3-2, to Evansville on Friday in the Cincinnati Bearcat Soccer Classic. Junior Isaac Kannah and freshman Cody Witkowski each scored for the Huskies. Senior Miles Herbert made five saves in goal for NIU.
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Despite having more possession, hitting both the post and the crossbar and earning a pair of penalty kicks, the Northern Illinois men’s soccer team was upended, 2-0, by Ohio State on Sunday afternoon at the Bert and Iris Wolstein Classic.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Behind goals from sophomore Bertrand Gaschot, senior James Stevenson and junior Isaac Kannah, the Northern Illinois men’s soccer team opened the 2013 regular season with a 3-0 victory over Cincinnati on Friday at the Wolstein Classic.
DeKALB – International talent is more widespread and accessible in soccer than almost any other sport, and Northern Illinois coach Eric Luzzi has taken note.