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2014 Northern Arizona Soccer News

  • NAU Student-Athletes Give Back in Record Numbers During 2014-15 Year
    June 02, 2015
    NAU Student-Athletes Give Back in Record Numbers During 2014-15 Year FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Last year, Northern Arizona University student-athletes performed an incredible 4,378 total community service hours setting a new department record. During the 2014-15 academic year, Lumberjack student-athletes outdid themselves resetting the record with over 5,000 hours out in the Flagstaff community and the greater Northern Arizona region in an outstanding department-wide effort to give back.
  • NCAA Releases Latest Academic Progress Rate Results
    May 27, 2015
    NCAA Releases Latest Academic Progress Rate Results INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Northern Arizona University student-athletes continue to strive for academic excellence culminating in graduation, as the latest annual multi-year data has been released by the NCAA.
  • NAU Athletics Celebrates 42 Student-Athlete Graduates This Weekend
    May 09, 2015
    NAU Athletics Celebrates 42 Student-Athlete Graduates This Weekend FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – In total, 42 Northern Arizona University student-athletes will receive their degrees from the university this weekend during the Spring 2015 commencement ceremonies held on campus yesterday and today. Including the 21 student-athletes who participated in the Fall 2014 commencement ceremonies, the NAU Athletics Department produced a total of 63 graduates for the 2014-15 academic year.
  • A Night to Remember: 2015 Louie's Awards
    April 30, 2015
    A Night to Remember: 2015 Louie's Awards FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – On Wednesday night at Prochnow Auditorium, the NAU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee hosted the second annual Louie’s Awards, a night for Lumberjack student-athletes, coaches, administration and staff to sit back, relax and remember the 2014-15 academic year.
  • Nicole Sherwin Represents NAU at NCAA Leadership Forum
    April 23, 2015
    Nicole Sherwin Represents NAU at NCAA Leadership Forum FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona Athletics continues to make its stamp on college athletics as student-athlete Nicole Sherwin had the opportunity to represent NAU among 300 students from Division I, Division II and Division III schools at the recent NCAA Leadership Forum in Orlando, Fla.
  • Vang, Stephens, Jabczenski and Buzzard Receive Spring Gold Axe Awards
    April 16, 2015
    Vang, Stephens, Jabczenski and Buzzard Receive Spring Gold Axe Awards FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The academic honors continued to pile up for NAU Athletics Wednesday night as four graduating student-athletes were among forty-three students who received the university’s prestigious Gold Axe Award. The athletics contingent at the Gold Axe and Distinguished Seniors awards banquet included Diane Buzzard (women’s soccer), Laura Jabczenski (golf), Taylor Stephens (volleyball) and Johanna Vang (women’s tennis) as the quartet was bestowed with the coveted award.
  • Hoover, Vang, Buzzard & Hasquet Honored as Golden Eagle Top Scholar-Athletes
    April 15, 2015
    Hoover, Vang, Buzzard & Hasquet Honored as Golden Eagle Top Scholar-Athletes FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – On Wednesday, NAU’s brightest student-athletes were honored at the 37th annual Golden Eagle Awards held at the High Country Conference Center. The annual luncheon recognizes Northern Arizona University’s student-athletes who maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average in the classroom. Golden Eagle Distributors, Inc., honored 191 Lumberjack student-athletes for their scholastic and athletic accomplishments.
  • 'Jacks, Northern Arizona Community Come Together for Student-Athlete for a Day
    March 31, 2015
    'Jacks, Northern Arizona Community Come Together for Student-Athlete for a Day FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The NAU Athletics Department, spearheaded by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), held its Student-Athlete for a Day on Tuesday for over 200 children throughout the northern Arizona region. The important Student-Athlete for a Day returned for the first time in three years and was a fun-filled day for both the Lumberjack student-athletes and the local youth.
  • NAU Soccer Hosts Free Clinics Throughout April
    March 19, 2015
    NAU Soccer Hosts Free Clinics Throughout April FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona Athletics department continues to give back to the community of Flagstaff. Throughout the month of April, every Thursday, the Northern Arizona women’s soccer team will host a free soccer clinic at Lumberjack Stadium.
  • From Hoosier to Lumberjack: NAU Soccer Adds Vijay Dias to Coaching Staff
    March 11, 2015
    From Hoosier to Lumberjack: NAU Soccer Adds Vijay Dias to Coaching Staff FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After a Big Sky Championship in 2014 and an appearance in the NCAA College Cup, the Northern Arizona women’s soccer team had an assistant coach spot open up and over 100 applicants wanted to become a part of the Lumberjack Family. Head coach Andre Luciano filed through the resumes and after a thorough interview process, Vijay Dias has been named as the new assistant coach for Lumberjack soccer.
  • NAU Adds 11 Players in Class of 2015
    February 25, 2015
    NAU Adds 11 Players in Class of 2015 FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Looking to build off an amazing 2014 Championship run, the Northern Arizona women’s soccer team has signed 11 players in the class of 2015 to an already deep and talented roster.
  • NAU Soccer’s 2015 Schedule Features 11 Home Matches
    February 23, 2015
    NAU Soccer’s 2015 Schedule Features 11 Home Matches FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team has released its 2015 schedule that features nine non-conference matches and nine home matches as the Lumberjacks look to defend their 2014 Big Sky Championship.
  • Buzzard Named to the NSCAA Scholar All-Region Team
    February 03, 2015
    Buzzard Named to the NSCAA Scholar All-Region Team KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Northern Arizona women’s soccer senior Diane Buzzard had an excellent career at Northern Arizona excelling on the field and thriving in the classroom. For her achievements this past season that ended in a Big Sky title and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament, Buzzard was selected to the 2014 NSCAA Women’s University Division Scholar All-West Region Team as an honorable mention selection.
  • 31 Lumberjacks Earn 2014 Big Sky Fall All-Academic Team Honors
    January 27, 2015
    31 Lumberjacks Earn 2014 Big Sky Fall All-Academic Team Honors OGDEN, Utah – The Northern Arizona football, volleyball, soccer and men's and women's cross country teams placed a total of 31 student-athletes on the fall 2014 Big Sky All-Academic Teams as recognized by the conference office.
  • Twenty-One Student-Athletes Receive Degrees During Fall Commencement
    December 12, 2014
    Twenty-One Student-Athletes Receive Degrees During Fall Commencement FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University will hold its fall commencement ceremonies today in the Walkup Skydome and as part of the newest group of alumni, 21 Lumberjack student-athletes will officially earn their degrees.
  • Former Soccer Player Alana D'Onofrio Works at Clinic in Uganda
    December 08, 2014
    Former Soccer Player Alana D'Onofrio Works at Clinic in Uganda FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University Athletics Department strives to not only prepare their student-athletes on the field of competition but also in the classroom and life after sports. Northern Arizona prepares its student-athletes to go out in the real world, make an impact on society as Lumberjacks.
  • Tarver and Wingender Make the NSCAA All-Pacific Region Third Team
    December 04, 2014
    Tarver and Wingender Make the NSCAA All-Pacific Region Third Team KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The postseason accolades continue to pile in for the 2014 Northern Arizona women’s soccer team. After a Big Sky Championship, senior defender Sarah Tarver and junior forward Haley Wingender were named to the NSCAA Third Team All-Pacific Region.
  • NAU Athletics December Student-Athlete Spotlight
    December 02, 2014
    NAU Athletics December Student-Athlete Spotlight FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Bridger Rodoni of the football team and Cassidy McLean of the soccer team are featured in Lumberjack Academics' monthly student-athlete spotlight for the month of December.
  • NAU Student-Athletes Give Back to the Community in Operation Christmas Child
    November 25, 2014
    NAU Student-Athletes Give Back to the Community in Operation Christmas Child FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona student-athletes are always giving back to the community of Flagstaff and this past weekend, the freshmen class held Operation Christmas Child to start spreading the holiday cheer.
  • Soccer Earns the NSCAA Team Academic Award
    November 25, 2014
    Soccer Earns the NSCAA Team Academic Award KANSAS CITY, Mo. – For the 12th straight year, the Northern Arizona women’s soccer team has received the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Team Academic Award. The Lumberjacks as a team posted a team grade point average of 3.31 during the 2013 season.
  • 2014 Season Recap
    November 24, 2014
    2014 Season Recap FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - It was a historical season for the 2014 Northern Arizona women’s soccer team that saw records broken, many wins and the Lumberjacks were able to hoist the Big Sky Conference Championship at the end of the season.
  • NAU Falls to ASU 4-2 in the NCAA College Cup
    November 15, 2014
    NAU Falls to ASU 4-2 in the NCAA College Cup TEMPE, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team made their first NCAA College Cup appearance since 2009 as they face in-state opponent Arizona State in front of a crowd of 2,067 fans. The Lumberjacks scored two goals, the most in an NCAA College Cup game for Northern Arizona, but it was not enough as Arizona State defeated NAU 4-2 to advance in the College Cup.
  • NAU Athletics Inducts the 2014 Hall of Fame Class
    November 13, 2014
    NAU Athletics Inducts the 2014 Hall of Fame Class FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona Athletics Department held its annual Hall of Fame Banquet on Friday, Nov. 7. This year's inductees included All-American football player Dan Finn, national champion and Olympian Lopez Lomong, Big Sky Soccer Player of the Year and three-time all-conference honoree Cee Cee Odorfer and the Big Sky Tournament Champion 1999-2000 men's basketball team.
  • Northern Arizona Faces Arizona State in the First Round of the NCAA College Cup
    November 13, 2014
    Northern Arizona Faces Arizona State in the First Round of the NCAA College Cup FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team has punched their ticket to the NCAA College Cup for the first time since 2009 and will face in-state opponent Arizona State in the first round of the tournament. The Lumberjacks are riding a five-game win streak going into the College Cup after rattling off three wins in the Big Sky Conference Championships to take home the title.
  • NAU Faces Arizona State in First Round of the NCAA College Cup
    November 10, 2014
    NAU Faces Arizona State in First Round of the NCAA College Cup FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – On Sunday, the Northern Arizona women’s soccer team punched their ticket to the NCAA College Cup with a 2-1 win in the Big Sky Conference Championship over Idaho State. Today, they anxiously waited to see who they would face in the first round of the NCAA College Cup. Lumberjack fans and the team gathered at Majerle’s Sports Grill to watch the selection show and on Saturday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. Northern Arizona will face Arizona State.
  • NAU Defeats Idaho State 2-1 in Big Sky Championship
    November 09, 2014
    NAU Defeats Idaho State 2-1 in Big Sky Championship MISSOULA, Mont. – It took two goals in 90 minutes in 37 degree weather with rain showers on a slick playing field to come out as Big Sky Champions. The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team delivered two goals coming from Emily Wadell and Haley Wingender as the Lumberjacks defeated Idaho State 2-1 to take home the Big Sky Title for the third time in school history. NAU has now clinched a spot in the NCAA Tournament, which will begin next week.
  • NAU Upsets Portland State 2-1 to Advance to the Big Sky Championship
    November 07, 2014
    NAU Upsets Portland State 2-1 to Advance to the Big Sky Championship MISSOULA, Mont. – The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team reserved a seat in the Big Sky Championship with a 2-1 win over the No. 2 seed Portland State. In a 1-1 tie with 12 minutes left in regulation, Haley Wingender crossed the ball into the box for an Adrian Nixt goal to pull off the upset and advance to Sunday’s Championship game.
  • NAU Advances to Big Sky Semifinals with 3-2 Win over EWU
    November 06, 2014
    NAU Advances to Big Sky Semifinals with 3-2 Win over EWU MISSOULA, Mont. – The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team faced Eastern Washington in the Big Sky Championships who had defeated the Lumberjacks on Oct. 19 in Flagstaff. Today Northern Arizona returned the favor scoring three goals and defeating the Eagles 3-2 to advance to the Big Sky Semifinals.
  • NAU Earns Nine All-Conference Selections
    November 04, 2014
    NAU Earns Nine All-Conference Selections OGDEN, Utah – After nine wins, finishing third in the Big Sky Conference and reserving a seat in the Big Sky Championships for the second straight season, nine players from the Northern Arizona women’s soccer team has earned All-Big Sky Conference selections voted by coaches. Atop the group is senior Sarah Tarver and junior Haley Wingender who were named First Team All-Big Sky.
  • NAU Faces Eastern Washington in Big Sky Championship Quarterfinals
    November 04, 2014
    NAU Faces Eastern Washington in Big Sky Championship Quarterfinals FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – For the second straight season, the Northern Arizona women’s soccer team will make an appearance in the Big Sky Championships. The Lumberjacks will kick off the conference tournament in Missoula, Mont. as they face the No. 6 seed Eastern Washington. NAU goes into the tournament as the No. 3 seed.
  • NAU Defeats Southern Utah 1-0 to Head to the Playoffs
    October 31, 2014
    NAU Defeats Southern Utah 1-0 to Head to the Playoffs FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – In the final game of the regular season, the Northern Arizona women’s soccer team faced Southern Utah looking to clinch a spot in the Big Sky Championships. On the night of Halloween, the Lumberjacks showed no fear against the Thunderbirds taking a 1-0 lead in the first half and that is all the Lumberjacks needed as NAU defeated Southern Utah 1-0 to clinch third in the Big Sky and reserve a seat in the Big Sky Championships. NAU finishes the regular season with a 9-5-4 record and a 5-2-3 record in the Big Sky.
  • NAU Soccer to Honor Six Seniors
    October 30, 2014
    NAU Soccer to Honor Six Seniors FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – This week will be the final home game for the Northern Arizona women’s soccer team this season. That means it will be the final match at home for seniors Savannah Berry, Diane Buzzard, Mary Harrah, Emily Roth, Malia Tano and Sarah Tarver who together have been a part of 26 wins wearing the Blue and Gold. These six individuals have come from the state of Alaska, Arizona and California to share a unique bond that will keep them together for the rest of their lives.
  • NAU Athletics Posts 85 Percent Graduation Success Rate
    October 29, 2014
    NAU Athletics Posts 85 Percent Graduation Success Rate INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Northern Arizona Athletics Department posted a school-best 85 percent Graduation Success Rate, as released by the NCAA national office Tuesday. It was the highest of the three state universities, and tied for the best in the Big Sky Conference.
  • NAU Faces Southern Utah in Season Finale
    October 29, 2014
    NAU Faces Southern Utah in Season Finale FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team will conclude the regular season Friday night at home against Southern Utah where the Lumberjacks will honor their six seniors Savannah Berry, Diane Buzzard, Mary Harrah, Emily Roth, Sarah Tarver and Malia Tano before the match.
  • NAU Student-Athletes Spread Message During Red Ribbon Week
    October 27, 2014
    NAU Student-Athletes Spread Message During Red Ribbon Week FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University Athletics participated in the annual Red Ribbon Week throughout the community last week, from Oct. 20-24. A total of 134 student-athletes participated in Red Ribbon Week visiting local schools, speaking with Flagstaff’s youth and interacting with them in athletic activities.
  • NAU Defeats Idaho State 2-1
    October 26, 2014
    NAU Defeats Idaho State 2-1 Pocatello, Idaho – In their final regular season road game, the Northern Arizona women’s soccer team closed out the weekend in Pocatello, Idaho to face Idaho State. The Lumberjacks spoiled Senior Day for the Bengals as NAU defeated Idaho State 2-1 for the first win in Pocatello since 2005. Northern Arizona is now 8-5-4 this season and now moves to 4-2-3 in the Big Sky.
  • NAU’s Late Goal Ties Weber State 1-1
    October 24, 2014
    NAU’s Late Goal Ties Weber State 1-1 OGDEN, Utah – The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team kicked off their final Big Sky road trip on Friday against the defending Big Sky Conference Champions, Weber State. The Wildcats held on to a 1-0 lead until there was four seconds left in the game when Haley Wingender headed the ball in the back of the net off a pass from Lauren Doud to take the game into overtime. The game would result in a 1-1 tie as the Lumberjacks are now 7-5-4 this season with a 3-2-3 record in the Big Sky.
  • NAU Soccer Faces Weber State and Idaho State
    October 22, 2014
    NAU Soccer Faces Weber State and Idaho State FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team will look to have a bounce back weekend on the road as they face Weber State and Idaho State. The Lumberjacks will start its road trip in Ogden, Utah to face the defending Big Sky Champions in the Wildcats on Friday, Oct. 24, and then will close out the weekend on Sunday, Oct. 26, in Pocatello, Idaho for a matchup against the Bengals.
  • NAU Drops 1-0 Match to Eastern Washington
    October 19, 2014
    NAU Drops 1-0 Match to Eastern Washington FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team closed out the weekend at home against Eastern Washington. The Eagles scored in the first half and Eastern Washington was able to shut out the Lumberjacks for the 1-0 win. NAU is now 7-5-3 on the season and 3-2-2 in the Big Sky.
  • NAU & Montana Draw 0-0 in Flagstaff
    October 17, 2014
    NAU & Montana Draw 0-0 in Flagstaff FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team welcomed the University of Montana to town Friday night as the Grizzlies came in ranked first in the Big Sky Conference and undefeated in conference play. For the second straight game the Lumberjacks played in overtime for and Northern Arizona recorded its third straight shutout as NAU tied Montana 0-0 after 110 minutes of play. NAU is now 7-4-3 on the season and 3-1-2 in Big Sky Play.
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