2013-14 Northern Arizona Women's Soccer News
July 13, 2014
NAU Athletics Wins Back-to-Back Big Sky Presidents’ Cup
OGDEN, Utah – For the second straight year, Northern Arizona Athletics has captured the Big Sky Presidents’ Cup presented by Red Lion Hotels. NAU finished first in overall in athletic points for the second consecutive year, in addition to claiming the Big Sky Men’s and Women’s All-Sports Trophies in May.
July 11, 2014
Four Lumberjacks Named NSCA All-American Athlete Award Recipients
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and Muscle Milk announced that four Northern Arizona student-athletes were named 2014 All-American Athlete Award recipients. Football seniors Drew Emanuel and Kyle Walker, soccer senior Elinor Priest, and volleyball junior Sydney Kemper were all recognized by the organization.
July 10, 2014
NAU Athletics Reaches 100 Percent Staff Giving
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University Athletics is proud to announce that its department has achieved 100 percent staff giving for the 2013-14 school year for the first time in school history.
June 17, 2014
Champion in Flagstaff & Finland
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – In 2009 the Northern Arizona women’s soccer team claimed the school’s first Big Sky Championship and midfielder Sam Monahan was a part of the Lumberjack squad. Monahan has continued her playing career overseas in Finland and the former NAU star has continued her winning ways as her team in Finland, FC Honka Naiset, claimed the Finnish Cup with a 2-1 victory in extra time.
May 19, 2014
NAU Captures Men’s and Women’s Big Sky All-Sports Trophy
OGDEN, Utah – Northern Arizona has captured both the men’s and women’s Big Sky All-Sports Trophies, the conference office announced Monday. The Lumberjacks went into the outdoor track championship with the lead, and a sweep by the men’s and women’s teams this past weekend secured NAU the win on both sides. The sweep is the first true sweep by any school since 2000-01.
May 16, 2014
NAU Student-Athletes Exceed Community Service Goal for 2013-14 Academic Year
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University student-athletes have been a bright sight to see in the Flagstaff community and surrounding areas. The Lumberjack student-athletes take pride in giving back, and this past school year was no exception.
May 14, 2014
Women’s Tennis and Swimming & Diving Rank in Top 10 Percent
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Northern Arizona women’s tennis and swimming & diving were both honored by the NCAA for earning Public Recognition Awards, based on their most recent multi-year Academic Progress Rate. These awards are given each year to teams with APRs in the top 10 percent in each sport. This is the second straight year women’s tennis has received the honor.
May 9, 2014
Forty-Three Student-Athletes to Receive Degrees This Weekend
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Forty-three Northern Arizona student-athletes will receive their degrees from the university this weekend as part of the Spring 2014 commencement ceremonies. When adding in the 15 student-athletes who participated in the Fall 2013 commencement ceremonies, the NAU Athletics Department produced a total of 58 graduates for the 2013-14 academic year.
May 1, 2014
Lumberjacks Walk the Carpet in Night of Celebration
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee held the inaugural Louies awards show Wednesday night at the Prochnow Auditorium to celebrate the year that was in NAU Athletics. It was a night of celebration, honoring and recognizing all of the Lumberjack student-athletes for their success in the classroom, in competition and in the community.
April 30, 2014
NAU Soccer Welcomes 11 New Players to the Program
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team had an outstanding season last year 11 wins and a second place finish in the Big Sky Conference. Head coach Andre Luciano and his staff went out on the recruiting trails to find the best talent that would help put them on top of the conference and the Lumberjacks have added 11 players in this year’s 2014 signing class.
April 24, 2014
Vote for the 2013-14 Moment of the Year
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The 2013-14 year was filled with highlights and memories. Now you – the fans, family and all Lumberjack faithful – have the chance to vote for what you believe is the NAU Moment of the Year.
April 15, 2014
Jacobsen, Smith Named Golden Eagle Top Scholar-Athletes
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University Athletics Department held its 36th annual Golden Eagle Awards Tuesday at the High Country Conference Center to recognize its student-athletes for their stellar work in the classroom. Golden Eagle Distributors, Inc., honored 199 Lumberjack student-athletes for their scholastic and athletic accomplishments. The award recognizes student-athletes who maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average.
April 8, 2014
NAU Soccer Giving Back to the Community
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team is taking their success on the field and passing their knowledge down to the young soccer generation through a free youth clinic led by head coach Andre Luciano and his squad. Tonight will be the second clinic in a week’s span that the team will host for the boys and girls in the Flagstaff community.
April 4, 2014
Soccer is Back in Flagstaff
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Soccer is back in Flagstaff for the first time in six months as the Northern Arizona women’s soccer team hosts three spring matches this weekend against New Mexico, Embry Riddle and Sedona FC.
April 2, 2014
Soccer Releases 2014 Schedule
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s soccer 2014 schedule has been released with the Lumberjacks playing in 19 matches.
February 27, 2014
Lumberjack Student-Athletes Volunteer with Winter Games
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Last Friday and Saturday, the Northern Arizona football, volleyball and soccer teams volunteered with the Special Olympics Winter Games here in Flagstaff at a variety of locations. In all, 25 student-athletes volunteered a total of 94.5 hours over the two days.
February 27, 2014
Soccer Set to Play in Eight Spring Matches
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team will begin their spring schedule this Saturday as they are set to play Grand Canyon and BYU down in Phoenix in two of eight matches this spring.
January 24, 2014
35 NAU Student-Athletes Named Big Sky Fall All-Academic
OGDEN, Utah – The Northern Arizona football, volleyball, soccer and men's and women's cross country teams placed a total of 35 student-athletes on the fall 2013 Big Sky All-Academic Teams as recognized by the conference office.
January 8, 2014
Women's Soccer Earns NSCAA Team and Individual Honors
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – After a successful season on the pitch and off the pitch for the 2013 Northern Arizona women’s soccer team, seniors Alana D’Onofrio, Lauren Weaver, Elinor Priest and junior Diane Buzzard have been named to the 2013 NSCAA University Division Women’s Scholar All-West Region team. Once again, the Northern Arizona women’s soccer team has earned the NSCAA Team Academic Award after the team had to have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
December 19, 2013
Fifteen Student-Athletes Participate in Fall Commencement
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Fifteen Northern Arizona University student-athletes participated in Thursday’s Fall 2013 commencement ceremonies at the Walkup Skydome and were commissioned degrees.
December 6, 2013
Soccer to Host Five Summer Camps
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team will be hosting numerous camps in the summer of 2014 beginning on April 5. Kids from the age of 5 to 19 will be able to participate in camps that take place in April, May, June and July. Registration has now opened for all of the camps.
December 4, 2013
Soccer’s Gamble and D’Onofrio Earn All-Pacific Region Honors
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The awards continue to file in for the Northern Arizona women’s soccer team after a successful season. Sophomore midfielder Cierra Gamble was named to the 2013 NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division I Women’s Second Team All-Pacific Region and senior captain Alana D’Onofrio was announced to the Third Team All-Pacific Region.
November 20, 2013
NAU Soccer 2013 Season Recap
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The 2013 Northern Arizona women’s soccer season was a memorable one and provided a lot of smiles, goals and wins for Lumberjacks Nation. After two years of not reaching the Big Sky Conference Championships, head coach Andre Luciano and the women brought the program back to where it belongs: in the playoffs. Northern Arizona proved the conference coaches wrong finishing way above their preseason ranking despite having multiple players out for the season due to injury. The Lumberjacks’ six seniors will leave the program in better shape and have brought a new life to Luciano’s program.
November 15, 2013
Soccer’s Priest and Women’s Tennis Wahinepio Garner Gold Axe Honor
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona’s seniors Elinor Priest from women’s soccer and Malia Wahinepio from women’s tennis were recognized with the prestigious Gold Axe Award for the fall semester for their achievements on and off the field and their service to the university as well as the community.
November 12, 2013
Soccer’s Coach Luciano & Three Players Earn College Sports Madness Honors
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After an exciting 2013 season for the Northern Arizona women’s soccer team, head coach Andre Luciano was named Coach of the Year by College Sports Madness for the Big Sky Conference. The honor comes after the Lumberjacks finished with an 11-5-3 overall record and finished second in the Big Sky.
November 7, 2013
Soccer Falls to Weber State in Big Sky Semifinals
PORTLAND, Ore. – Northern Arizona and Weber State kicked off the Big Sky Championships in Portland, Ore. in the semifinals. Weber State was able to jump on the scoreboard first and the Wildcats did not look back as Weber State defeated Northern Arizona 3-0.
November 6, 2013
Soccer Faces Weber State in Big Sky Championships
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team wrapped up its regular season on the road with two straight wins against Montana and Eastern Washington to end the season in second place in the Big Sky Conference. The Lumberjacks ended the season on a four-game winning streak and have allowed one goal in 360 minutes of play. Northern Arizona clinched second place in the Big Sky Championship tournament on Oct. 25 when they came from behind to defeat Montana 2-1 in Missoula. Number one seed, Portland State, will host the playoffs and face Northern Colorado in the semifinals.
November 5, 2013
Nine Soccer Players Earn Big Sky All-Conference Honors
OGDEN, Utah – After an excellent 2013 regular season for the Northern Arizona women’s soccer team, eight Lumberjacks were named to the Big Sky All-Conference teams. Senior captain Alana D’Onofrio and sophomore Cierra Gamble were First Team All-Big Sky selections.
November 1, 2013
Priest Earns Academic All-District Honor
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – For the second straight year, Northern Arizona women’s soccer senior forward Elinor Priest has been named a CoSida/Capital One Academic All-District Women’s Soccer Team selection for District 8. Priest was named to the Second Team Academic All-District 8 for her achievements on and off the field.
October 29, 2013
Weaver Claims Big Sky Defensive Player of the Week Honor
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After ending the regular season on the road with two wins against Montana and Eastern Washington, Northern Arizona’s senior goalkeeper Lauren Weaver has been named this week’s Big Sky Defensive Player of the Week.
October 27, 2013
Soccer Wraps Up Regular Season With 2-0 Win over EWU
CHENEY, Wash. – The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team wrapped up its regular season schedule on the road facing Eastern Washington. All five seniors on Northern Arizona’s roster started in their last regular season match ever as Lumberjacks and with two late goals in the second half, Northern Arizona defeated Eastern Washington 2-0 to finish the regular season in second place in the Big Sky Conference with a 7-2 record.
October 25, 2013
Soccer Wraps Up Regular Season on the Road
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Friday and Sunday’s contests against Montana and Eastern Washington will be the final matches for the Northern Arizona women’s soccer team in the regular season. The Lumberjacks are right in the middle of the Big Sky Conference playoffs sitting currently in second place. Northern Arizona is riding a two-game winning streak defeating Northern Colorado and North Dakota in its final home matches this season. After shutting out both Northern Colorado and North Dakota, senior defender Alana D’Onofrio was named this week’s Big Sky Defensive Player of the Week.
October 25, 2013
Soccer Heads to BSC Playoffs with 2-1 Win Over Montana
MISSOULA, Mont. – The Lumberjacks began their final road trip of the season facing Montana with their eyes on the Big Sky Conference playoffs. With Northern Arizona being down 1-0 late in the second half, the Lumberjacks refused to quit and scored two late goals from sophomores midfielders Nicole Sherwin and Cierra Gamble to give the Lumberjacks the 2-1 victory over Montana to go 6-2-0 in conference play.
October 22, 2013
D’Onofrio Earns Second Big Sky Defensive Player of the Week Honor
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team had a stellar weekend winning two straight home matches to move into second place in the Big Sky Conference. For her great performances over the weekend, senior defender Alana D’Onofrio has been named as this week’s Big Sky Defensive Player of the Week.
October 20, 2013
Lumberjacks' Seniors Help Top North Dakota on Senior Day
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team celebrated Senior Day on Sunday with a 2-0 victory over North Dakota to send the six seniors off with a win. Seniors Shelby Foltz, Jordan Stenger, Elinor Priest, Shawnee Morgan, Lauren Weaver and Alana D’Onofrio were honored before Sunday’s contest against North Dakota and the seniors did not disappoint in their final home match as a Lumberjack.
October 18, 2013
Six Seniors, Six Different Paths
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Friday and Sunday’s soccer matches against Northern Colorado and North Dakota will be the final home matches for seniors Alana D’Onofrio, Shawnee Morgan, Jordan Stenger, Elinor Priest, Lauren Weaver and Shelby Foltz. The class has been able to accumulate 27 wins during their time at Northern Arizona and have improved greatly during their four years in Flagstaff.
October 18, 2013
Sherwin's Overtime Goal Gives NAU 1-0 Win
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team faced Northern Colorado Friday night in its last Friday night match under the lights at Lumberjack Stadium this season. All five seniors, Alana D’Onofrio, Shawnee Morgan, Jordan Stenger, Elinor Priest and Lauren Weaver played in their last Friday night match at NAU. After grinding throughout the entire match, the Lumberjacks were able to get a late goal in overtime from sophomore midfielder Nicole Sherwin to give NAU the 1-0 win over Northern Colorado.
October 17, 2013
Final Home Games for Soccer’s Seniors
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Friday and Sunday’s matches against Northern Colorado and North Dakota will be the final two home matches for seniors Alana D’Onofrio, Elinor Priest, Lauren Weaver and Shawnee Morgan. The program will also be honoring senior Shelby Foltz who has been with program for four years after suffering a career ending injury and continued to contribute to the program. These seniors have brought 27 wins to the Northern Arizona women’s soccer program in their careers. With last week’s win over Sacramento State, the Lumberjacks matched last year’s Big Sky win total at three with four matches remaining in the season.
October 15, 2013
NAU Coaches Luncheon This Wednesday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona Athletics coaches luncheon will be held this Wednesday, October 16 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at Collins Irish Pub located at 2 N. Leroux St. in downtown Flagstaff. Admission is FREE and Collins will provide a special menu for each luncheon.
October 13, 2013
Gamble Scores in 2-1 Loss at Portland State
Portland, Ore. – The Northern Arizona women’s took an early 1-0 lead over the number one team in the Big Sky Conference, Portland State. The Lumberjacks were unable to hold on to the lead in regulation and the Vikings came back to defeat the Lumberjacks 2-1 in overtime.
October 11, 2013
Soccer Shuts Out Sacramento State in 3-0 Win
Sacramento, Calif. – For the first time this season, the Northern Arizona women’s soccer team scored two goals in the first half, which gave the Lumberjacks the 3-0 win over Sacramento State on the road. With the win, the Lumberjacks are 2-0 this season on the road in the Big Sky Conference. Going into the match, the Hornets were in third place in the Big Sky and the Lumberjacks held Sacramento State to only one shot on goal.
October 10, 2013
Soccer Heads to Sacramento State and Portland State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - With last week’s win over the defending Big Sky champions, Idaho State, the Northern Arizona women’s soccer team has surpassed last year’s win total. Northern Arizona has six wins on the year with six matches remaining left in the season. The Lumberjacks are currently in fifth place in the Big Sky Conference trailing Idaho State, Sacramento State, Weber State and Portland State. The Lumberjacks have also scored 17 goals this compared to last year, the Lumberjacks scored 15 goals the entire season. It will be a tough road trip for the Lumberjacks as Portland State and Sacramento State share a combine record of 6-1-1 in Big Sky Conference play.
October 6, 2013
Wadell Scores First Career Goal in 2-1 Loss
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team went into Sunday’s morning match against Weber State with an undefeated Big Sky Conference record. Like Friday night’s match against Idaho State, the Lumberjacks were again trailing going into the second half and came back to tie the game but eventually dropped their first Big Sky loss to the Wildcats 2-1.
October 4, 2013
NAU Athletics Announces 2013 Hall of Fame Class
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University and Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Dr. Lisa Campos has announced the newest members of the 2013 NAU Athletics Hall of Fame class. Making up the class is cross country/track & field U.S. Olympian Lopez Lomong, inaugural women’s soccer player Raegan Eyers and three-time women’s basketball All-Big Sky honoree Jess LeBlanc.
October 4, 2013
Lumberjacks Late Goal Defeats Idaho State 2-1
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team took on the defending Big Sky champions, Idaho State, in its Big Sky home opener. The Bengals jumped on the scoreboard first, off a goal from Amanda Ellsworth in the 28th minute. The Lumberjacks once again had to climb back from a deficit but like always this season, the Lumberjacks never quit and were able to come back to defeat the Bengals 2-1 to remain undefeated in Big Sky play.
October 3, 2013
Soccer Begins First Big Sky Home Stand Against Idaho State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team will begin its first Big Sky Conference home stand this week starting off with preseason number one in the Big Sky, Idaho State. The Lumberjacks began conference play with a thrilling 3-2 double overtime win on the road against Southern Utah with a 40-yard goal from sophomore midfielder Nicole Sherwin. With the win, the Lumberjacks match last year’s win total at five games with eight games remaining in the season. After the first 10 games last season, the Lumberjacks had only scored seven goals; this season Northern Arizona has doubled their scoring thus far with 14 goals. The defense has also improved giving up only 11 goals while allowing 17 last season through the first 10 games. Friday’s match against Idaho State is “Think Pink Night” and the first 200 fans will receive a pink NAU water bottle in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
October 2, 2013
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona women’s soccer head coach Andre Luciano has always preached to his players that they are not just Lumberjacks for four or five years while in Flagstaff, but they are Lumberjacks for life. This program is more than just soccer to Luciano but rather being a part of a family that dates back to his time playing soccer at Indiana University and Yavapai College.
September 28, 2013
Sherwin’s Goal Gives NAU 3-2 Win in Double Overtime
CEDAR CITY, Utah – The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team kicked off its Big Sky schedule in Cedar City to take on Southern Utah. The Lumberjacks were down twice in the match and fought back in regulation to force the game into overtime. Sophomore midfielder Nicole Sherwin scored with only two minutes left in double overtime to give the Lumberjacks the 3-2 win in double overtime.
September 26, 2013
Soccer Begins Conference Play at Southern Utah
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team wrapped up their non-conference schedule at home against Hawai’i and now head out on the road to kick-off its Big Sky Conference schedule in Cedar City to face Southern Utah. The Lumberjacks were picked to finish sixth in the conference while the Thunderbirds were picked to finish in ninth place.
September 22, 2013
Soccer Wraps-Up Non-Conference Play With 1-0 Loss
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team concluded its non-conference schedule against Hawai’i at Lumberjack Stadium with a 1-0 loss in overtime. The Lumberjacks were able to hold Hawai’i scoreless for 97 minutes but in the 98th minute, Tiana Fujimoto was able to score off a Karli Look shot that went of the post. It was a physical game with Hawai’i committing 14 fouls and Northern Arizona with 12.
September 20, 2013
Muniz Breaks Assists Record in 4-3 Loss Against UTEP
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team was down two goals with less than ten minutes left in the match and came back to tie up the game but eventually dropped their first loss of the season to the Miners. UTEP’s Azia Nicholson scored in the 80th minute to put up the Miners 3-1. But the Lumberjacks did not quit and applied pressure until the very last second of play and gave the fans a show. Junior defender Sarah Tarver was able to put the ball in the back of the net from a cross from freshman defender Danny Muniz, which made it 3-2. Less than a minute later freshman forward Lindsay Doyle was able to get her second goal of the season with a goal inside the box off another cross from Muniz. The Miners responded immediately with a goal from Angela Cutaia to take the victory 4-3.
September 19, 2013
NAU Wraps-Up Non-Conference Play Against UTEP & Hawai’i
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – NAU continues its historical undefeated start this weekend versus UTEP and Hawai’i. Junior defender Sarah Tarver gave the Lumberjacks the win last Friday night against Grand Canyon behind 1,068 fans, the sixth largest crowd ever at Lumberjack Stadium. Senior goalkeeper Lauren Weaver recorded her fourth shutout of the season, which moved Weaver into second place all-time in career shutouts with 15. She trails only Tori Rocke, who holds the record with 21 career shutouts. Tarver also provided the game-tying assist to sophomore Haley Wingender Sunday against Colorado State. Tarver ended the weekend with three points and the Lumberjacks remain in first place of the Big Sky.
September 15, 2013
Wingender’s Late Goal Forces 1-1 Tie Against CSU
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team faced Colorado State for the first time in school history and with a late goal in the second half from sophomore Haley Wingender, the Lumberjacks were able to force a 1-1 tie against the Rams.
September 13, 2013
Tarver’s Header Gives NAU 1-0 Win Over GCU
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team faced Grand Canyon for the first time since the Antelopes made the jump to Division I and the Lumberjacks were able to come out with 1-0 victory to remain undefeated on the season. Junior defender Sarah Tarver put in a header in the 29th minute of the first half and that was enough for the Lumberjacks to pull off the win.
September 11, 2013
Soccer Hosts Grand Canyon and Colorado State This Weekend
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona will have a two-game home stand this week as they face two non-conference opponents in Grand Canyon and Colorado State. This will be the first time Northern Arizona and Grand Canyon have faced each other since Grand Canyon made the jump to Division I. This will be games two and three of a five-game home stand for the Lumberjacks.
September 10, 2013
D’Onofrio Named Big Sky Defensive Player of the Week
Flagstaff, Ariz. – For the second straight week, a Northern Arizona women’s soccer player has claimed the Big Sky Defensive Player of the Week. This week, senior defender Alana D’Onofrio has claimed the honor after an outstanding performance against UNLV Sunday night.
September 8, 2013
NAU Holds Rebels Scoreless and Forces 0-0 Tie
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – For the second time this season UNLV was held scoreless by an opponent, as NAU shut out the Rebels to give the Lumberjacks the tie 0-0 and remain undefeated on the season with a 3-0-2 record. Going into the match, the Rebels had scored 12 goals in five games and senior goalkeeper Lauren Weaver had six saves on the night holding the Rebels scoreless for 110 minutes.
September 5, 2013
Northern Arizona Looks to Stay Undefeated Against UNLV
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - For the first time in school history, the Northern Arizona women’s soccer team has started the season 3-0-0 defeating CSU Bakersfield last Friday night, 1-0. The Lumberjacks now have two wins in the state of California. Last Sunday, the Lumberjacks came back late in the second half down a goal and came back and tied the game of a Savannah Berry goal. Berry’s first goal of the season gave NAU the 1-1 tie to remain undefeated.
September 3, 2013
Weaver Named Big Sky Defensive Player of the Week
After helping the Northern Arizona women’s soccer team make history this past weekend, goalkeeper Lauren Weaver has been named this week’s Big Sky Player of the Week as well as the College Sports Madness Player of the Week.
September 1, 2013
Berry’s Goal Gives NAU 1-1 Tie at UC Riverside
RIVERSIDE, Calif. – For the first time this season, the Northern Arizona women’s soccer team trailed in a game and the Lumberjacks responded with a goal in the second half to give the Lumberjacks the tie 1-1 at UC Riverside. The Lumberjacks have not lost a game yet this season.
August 30, 2013
Soccer Stays Undefeated Defeating CSU Bakersfield 1-0
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – For the first time in school history, the Northern Arizona women’s soccer team has started the season 3-0-0 defeating CSU Bakersfield Friday night, 1-0. The Lumberjacks now have two wins in the state of California this season and a reason for their early success this season has been multiple players contributing on the offensive side of the ball.
August 28, 2013
NAU Looks to Extend Winning Streak in California
The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team heads back to California after starting their season in California against Long Beach State defeating the 49ers 1-0. The Lumberjacks have started the season 2-0-0 for the first time since 2001. The road trip starts Friday night against CSU Bakersfield and then ending the road trip against UC Riverside on Sunday.
August 27, 2013
Wingender Named to College Soccer 360 Weekly Honor Roll
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Sophomore forward Haley Wingender has been named to the College Sports 360 Honor Roll for week one of the soccer season. The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team has started the season 2-0-0 for the first time since 2001, and Wingender had a major impact on both games. In the season opener against Long Beach State on the road, Wingender provided the game-winning assist to Malia Tano. Wingender help beat the 49ers, which were in the NCAA tournament last year on the road.
August 25, 2013
Soccers Defeats Lamar, 3-2, in Home Opener
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – For the first time since 2001, the Northern Arizona Women’s soccer team starts the season off 2-0 after defeating Lamar in their home opener by a score of 3-2. After being tied 0-0 at halftime, the Lumberjacks had an offense explosion in the second half scoring three goals in 18 minutes. Senior Jordan Stenger started it off in 67th minute with a strike from 30 yards out, scoring her first career goal in her last home opener.
August 23, 2013
Soccer Shuts Out Long Beach State, 1-0, in Season Opener
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team shut out Long Beach State in their season opener and picked up their first win of the season by a score of 1-0. Sophomore forward Malia Tano gets the Lumberjacks first goal of the year just 54 seconds into the second half. Long Beach State came out firing nine shots in the first half, but the Lumberjacks defense was stellar all night giving goalkeeper Lauren Weaver four saves on the night.
August 22, 2013
NAU Kicks-Off Season On the Road
The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team will kick-off their 2013 season on the road Friday, Aug. 23, against Long Beach State at George Allen Field at 7 p.m. The Lumberjacks will head back to Flagstaff for their home opener Sunday, Aug. 25, against Lamar at 12 p.m. at Lumberjack Stadium
August 21, 2013
NAU Coaches Luncheon Dates Announced
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University Athletics Department has released the dates of the NAU Coaches Luncheon for the 2013 Fall Semester. The first coaches luncheon will be held on Wednesday, August 21. All luncheons will be from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at Collins Irish Pub located at 2 N. Leroux St. in downtown Flagstaff. Admission is FREE to all luncheons and Collins will provide a special menu for each luncheon.
August 19, 2013
Q&A with Natalie Gilbertson
Natalie Gilbertson, a sophomore goalkeeper from Las Vegas, Nevada sat down with Athletic Communications for the another Q&A with women's soccer.
August 15, 2013
Q&A with Danny Muniz
Danny Muniz, a freshman defender from Scottsdale, Arizona sat down with Athletic Communications for the first Q&A with women's soccer.
August 14, 2013
Soccer Wraps Up First Week of Practice
The Northern Arizona Lumberjacks women's soccer team has wrapped up its first week of practice in preparation for the 2013 season under head coach Andre Luciano. The Lumberjacks will begin their season on the road, August 23, against Long Beach State.
August 7, 2013
Three Lumberjacks Selected to College Sports Madness Preseason All-Big Sky
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The College Sports Madness website has released its Big Sky All-Conference teams. After a strong 2012 season and earning All-Big Sky Honorable Mention selection, NAU goalkeeper Lauren Weaver has been selected to the pre-season All-Big Sky First Team. Last year, Weaver had career bests in save percentage (.841), goals against average (1.16), and shutouts (7). The senior from Winnetka, Calif. comes into the season ranked fourth all-time in NAU history with 226 career saves and 11 career shutouts.
August 7, 2013
Lumberjacks Picked Sixth in 2013 Preseason Poll
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - With the 2013 Soccer season right around the corner, the Big Sky pre-season poll has been released. Northern Arizona has been picked to finish sixth in the Big Sky after finishing last season with a 5-9-5 record 3-3-3 in the Big Sky.
August 1, 2013
2013 Soccer Season Outlook
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – From 2008-10, the Northern Arizona soccer team rose to the top of the Big Sky Conference with two conference tournament championships and NCAA Tournament appearances in 2008 and 2009 and the school’s first-ever regular season conference title in 2010. However in the two years since, the Lumberjacks experienced a shift in team dynamics moving from a veteran-laden team to squad filled with underclassmen due to the graduation of nearly 30 players from those championship teams.
July 29, 2013
NAU Soccer, Yavapai College to Hold Scrimmages on Aug. 10
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With the 2013 Northern Arizona soccer season just under a month away, fans will have the opportunity to catch a sneak peek of this season's Lumberjack squad take the field on Aug. 10. Head coach Andre Luciano's squad will take part in an intrasquad game at Lumberjack Stadium at 7:30 p.m. which will be the nightcap of a soccer doubleheader that day with the Yavapai College men's team holding its own split squad game at 5 p.m. Both games are free for all fans to attend.
July 14, 2013
Northern Arizona Named Big Sky Conference Presidents’ Cup Winner
PARK CITY, Utah - For the second time in school history, Northern Arizona University has won the Big Sky Conference Presidents’ Cup presented by Red Lion Hotels, the league office announced today.
June 27, 2013
Soccer to Play 10 Home Dates As Part of 2013 Schedule
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – A year after registering the second highest single-season home attendance in program history, the Northern Arizona soccer team will play 10 of their 18 games during the 2013 season at Lumberjack Stadium once again providing Lumberjack soccer fans with a number of opportunities to “Pack the Jack.” The 2013 season is highlighted with five televised home games on the Fox Sports Arizona family of networks and is sure to be another quality schedule for the Lumberjacks.
June 10, 2013
NAU Soccer Announces Summer Camps
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona head soccer coach Andre Luciano is pleased to announce this summer's NAU soccer camps to all interested participants. Luciano and a host of other collegiate colleges from all levels will conduct three camps throughout the months of June and July at Lumberjack Stadium, one of the premier soccer facilities in the Western United States.
May 29, 2013
Soccer Returns Home After Unforgettable Trip to Spain
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona soccer team went, saw and conquered during its expedition in Spain and in the process grew as a squad both athletically and culturally during an exciting nine days in the soccer-centric country.
May 22, 2013
NAU Soccer Spain Tour: Blog #4
The Northern Arizona soccer team recently completed its nine-day tour of Spain. Over the course of the trip, senior Elinor Priest has provided a written blog. Here is her fourth and final entry.
May 19, 2013
NAU Soccer Spain Tour: Blog #3
The Northern Arizona soccer team is on a nine-day tour of Spain. Over the course of the trip, senior Elinor Priest will provide a written blog. Here is her third entry.
May 16, 2013
NAU Soccer Spain Tour: Blog #2
The Northern Arizona soccer team is on a nine-day tour of Spain. Over the course of the trip, senior Elinor Priest will provide a written blog. Here is her second entry.
May 14, 2013
NAU Soccer Spain Tour: Blog #1
The Northern Arizona soccer team is on a nine-day tour of Spain. Over the course of the trip, senior Elinor Priest will provide a written blog. Here is her first entry.
May 10, 2013
Lumberjack Soccer Embarks on Spain Tour Sunday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – On Sunday, the Northern Arizona soccer team will embark on a trip of a lifetime as it heads to Spain for the program's third European trip in the last nine years. The Lumberjack soccer squad will spend nine days in the Catalonia region of the country filled with both cultural and athletic experiences that many of the players may never experience again.