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  • NAU Athletics Wins Back-to-Back Big Sky Presidents’ Cup
    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.
  • Four Lumberjacks Named NSCA All-American Athlete Award Recipients
    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.
  • NAU Athletics Reaches 100 Percent Staff Giving
    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.
  • Champion in Flagstaff & Finland
    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.
  • NAU Captures Men’s and Women’s Big Sky All-Sports Trophy
    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.
  • NAU Student-Athletes Exceed Community Service Goal for 2013-14 Academic Year
    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.
  • Women’s Tennis and Swimming & Diving Rank in Top 10 Percent
    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.
  • Forty-Three Student-Athletes to Receive Degrees This Weekend
    May 09, 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.
  • Lumberjacks Walk the Carpet in Night of Celebration
    May 01, 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.
  • NAU Soccer Welcomes 11 New Players to the Program
    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.
  • Vote for the 2013-14 Moment of the Year
    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.
  • Jacobsen, Smith Named Golden Eagle Top Scholar-Athletes
    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.
  • NAU Soccer Giving Back to the Community
    April 08, 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.
  • Soccer is Back in Flagstaff
    April 04, 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.
  • Soccer Releases 2014 Schedule
    April 02, 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.
  • Lumberjack Student-Athletes Volunteer with Winter Games
    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.
  • Soccer Set to Play in Eight Spring Matches
    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.
  • 35 NAU Student-Athletes Named Big Sky Fall All-Academic
    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.
  • Women's Soccer Earns NSCAA Team and Individual Honors
    January 08, 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.
  • Fifteen Student-Athletes Participate in Fall Commencement
    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.
  • Soccer to Host Five Summer Camps
    December 06, 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.
  • Soccer’s Gamble and D’Onofrio Earn All-Pacific Region Honors
    December 04, 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.
  • NAU Soccer 2013 Season Recap
    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.
  • Soccer’s Priest and Women’s Tennis Wahinepio Garner Gold Axe Honor
    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.
  • Soccer’s Coach Luciano & Three Players Earn College Sports Madness Honors
    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.
  • Soccer Falls to Weber State in Big Sky Semifinals
    November 07, 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.
  • Soccer Faces Weber State in Big Sky Championships
    November 06, 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.
  • Nine Soccer Players Earn Big Sky All-Conference Honors
    November 05, 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.
  • Priest Earns Academic All-District Honor
    November 01, 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.
  • Weaver Claims Big Sky Defensive Player of the Week Honor
    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.
  • Soccer Wraps Up Regular Season With 2-0 Win over EWU
    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.
  • Soccer Wraps Up Regular Season on the Road
    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.
  • Soccer Heads to BSC Playoffs with 2-1 Win Over Montana
    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.
  • D’Onofrio Earns Second Big Sky Defensive Player of the Week Honor
    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.
  • Lumberjacks' Seniors Help Top North Dakota on Senior Day
    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.
  • Six Seniors, Six Different Paths
    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.
  • Sherwin's Overtime Goal Gives NAU 1-0 Win
    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.
  • Final Home Games for Soccer’s Seniors
    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.
  • NAU Coaches Luncheon This Wednesday
    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.
  • Gamble Scores in 2-1 Loss at Portland State
    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.
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