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.
December 11, 2014
2015 NAU Athletics Hall of Fame Nominations Now Being Accepted
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Nominations are open for the 2015 Northern Arizona University Athletics Hall of Fame. All nomination forms must be received by March 1, 2015.
December 8, 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.
December 4, 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.
December 2, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
November 9, 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.
November 7, 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.
November 6, 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.
November 4, 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.
November 4, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Be Inspired By Dr. Derek Greenfield and Be NAU Strong
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona Athletics Department had the honor of having Dr. Derek Greenfield come speak to Lumberjack student-athletes and staff earlier this week. Greenfield, who has a dynamic and interactive approach to diversity and inclusion, was a delight to have on campus.
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.
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.
October 15, 2014
NAU Soccer Hosts Montana and Eastern Washington
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After having a seven-game unbeaten streaked snapped, the Northern Arizona women’s soccer team started a new winning streak last week with wins on the road over North Dakota and Northern Colorado. The Lumberjacks will look to carry that momentum into their toughest home stand of the season against Montana and Eastern Washington.
October 14, 2014
Wingender Named Big Sky Player of the Week
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After a weekend of two goals and an assist in two wins over North Dakota and Northern Colorado, Northern Arizona soccer’s junior Haley Wingender has been named the Big Sky’s Offensive Player of the Week.
October 12, 2014
NAU’s Wingender Scores in Double Overtime for 1-0 Win
GREELEY, Colo. – For 109 minutes and 30 seconds the Northern Arizona women’s soccer team and Northern Colorado were scoreless with both teams looking at a 0-0 draw. However, the Lumberjacks refused to give up and with 30 seconds left on the clock, Haley Wingender scored the game-winning goal to give NAU the 1-0 victory over Northern Colorado. Northern Arizona is now 7-4-2 this season and 3-1-1 in the Big Sky Conference.
October 10, 2014
NAU Scores Three In Win Over North Dakota
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team looked to get back to their winning ways in the Big Sky Conference as they traveled to Grand Forks, N.D. to face the University of North Dakota. It took 57 minutes but the Lumberjacks scored the first goal off the foot of Demi Schmieder and Adrian Nixt tied the Northern Arizona school record with three assists in one game to defeat North Dakota 3-0. The Lumberjacks are now 6-4-2 on the season and 2-1-1 in the Big Sky.
October 8, 2014
NAU Travels to North Dakota and Northern Colorado
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After suffering their first loss in the Big Sky Conference, the Northern Arizona women’s soccer team will head back out on the road for a two-match weekend starting on Friday, Oct. 10, against North Dakota and on Sunday the Lumberjacks will face Northern Colorado.
October 5, 2014
NAU Gives Up Two Goals In Loss to Idaho
Moscow, Idaho – Northern Arizona women’s soccer jumped on the scoreboard first against the University of Idaho but the Vandals responded with two goals in two minutes as NAU suffers their first lost in the Big Sky 2-1 in Idaho. NAU is now 1-1-1 in the Big Sky this season.
October 1, 2014
NAU Faces New Big Sky Member Idaho
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After going 1-0-1 in their first two Big Sky home games of the season, the Northern Arizona women’s soccer team will now head out for their first conference game on the road against the University of Idaho. The Vandals are tied for first place in the Big Sky after a 2-0 start last week with wins over Northern Colorado and North Dakota.
September 28, 2014
NAU Gets First Big Sky Win Over Sac State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – To close out Family Weekend at Northern Arizona University, the Northern Arizona women’s soccer team played their second Big Sky game of the season at home against Sacramento State. The Lumberjacks jumped on the board first in the 67th minute off a goal from Haley Wingender and NAU was able to hold on for the 1-0 win over Sacramento State for the Lumberjacks first Big Sky win of the season.
September 26, 2014
NAU Draws Portland State 1-1 in Big Sky Opener
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team kicked off their Big Sky regular season schedule against the defending regular season champions, Portland State at home under the lights at Lumberjack Stadium. The Lumberjacks played their second straight overtime game, this time at home and after two goals in the first half, NAU and Portland State ended their Big Sky opener in a 1-1 draw. NAU is now 4-3-2 on the season.
September 24, 2014
NAU Soccer Kicks Off Their Big Sky Schedule at Home
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team are riding a four-match winning streak into the beginning of conference play as they open their Big Sky schedule at home against the defending regular season champions Portland State on Friday, Sept. 26, at Lumberjack Stadium. NAU will close out the weekend against Sacramento State on Sunday for their first Big Sky home stand of the season.
September 23, 2014
Tarver Claims Big Sky Defensive Player of the Week
OGDEN, Utah – After three straight shutouts and four wins in a row, Northern Arizona women’s soccer defender Sarah Tarver has been named this week’s Big Sky Defensive Player of the Week. The honor comes after a huge 1-0 double overtime win against UTEP who had lost just one game at home this season. The Lumberjacks are now 4-3-1 this season.
September 22, 2014
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September 21, 2014
Wingender scores in 101st minute for the 1-0 win
EL PASO, Texas – Last year, UTEP came away with a 4-3 win at Lumberjack Stadium against the Northern Arizona women’s soccer team. Well the Lumberjacks returned the favor to the Miners this year as Northern Arizona scored a goal in the 101st minute to come away with the 1-0 win over UTEP in double overtime. The Lumberjacks end their non-conference schedule on a four-game winning streak heading into conference play.
September 17, 2014
Soccer takes three-game winning streak to El Paso
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After an undefeated weekend at home last week against Wright State and in-state rival Grand Canyon, the Northern Arizona women’s soccer team will travel to El Paso, Texas to face UTEP on Sunday, Sept. 21. The Lumberjacks are riding a three-match winning streak with victories over South Dakota, Wright State and Grand Canyon.
September 14, 2014
'Jacks Notch Two Late Goals, Shut Out the 'Lopes
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – In the midst of a home stretch of six of seven home games, the Northern Arizona soccer team continued to find their stride, notching their third consecutive victory on Sunday, shutting out Grand Canyon, 2-0, at Lumberjack Stadium. The shutout was the team's second of the weekend and third in the last four games.
September 12, 2014
Wingender’s PK goal gives NAU the 1-0 win over Wright State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Underneath the lights in their first Friday night home game of the season, the Northern Arizona women’s soccer team were able to perform in front of 595 fans against Wright State. Haley Wingender scored on a penalty kick in the first half and that is all the Lumberjacks needed as Northern Arizona defeated Wright State 1-0 for the Lumberjack’s second straight win.
September 10, 2014
Soccer Hosts Mountain Classic
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team will host the Mountain Classic this Friday and Sunday as they welcome Grand Canyon, Southern Utah and Wright State to Flagstaff. On Friday night the Lumberjacks will begin the Mountain Classic against Wright State and then on Sunday NAU will conclude the tournament against in-state rival Grand Canyon. The Lumberjacks will not face Southern Utah as they play each other during the conference season.
September 7, 2014
Soccer Scores Late for First Win of the Season
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team was back on the pitch Sunday against South Dakota searching for their first win of the season and the Lumberjacks delivered their first victory of the season off of an 85th minute goal from Haley Wingender to give NAU the 3-2 win over the Coyotes. The Lumberjacks are now 1-3-1 on the season.
September 4, 2014
NAU Welcomes the Coyotes to Flagstaff
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After their first shutout of the season against Valparaiso, the Northern Arizona women’s soccer team will be looking for their first win of the season as they welcome South Dakota to Flagstaff on Sunday, Sept. 7 at 12 p.m. at Lumberjack Stadium.
September 2, 2014
NAU Coaches Luncheon Dates for Fall 2014
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University Athletics Department has released the dates of the NAU Coaches Luncheon for 2014. The first coaches luncheon will be held on Wednesday, September 3 at Collins Irish Pub located at 2 N. Leroux St. in downtown Flagstaff. All luncheons will be from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., but the location will vary. Admission to all luncheons is free with special lunch discounts.
September 2, 2014
Gilbertson Captures First Career Big Sky POW Honor
OGDEN, Utah – After facing 39 shots in 200 minutes of play, Northern Arizona women’s soccer Natalie Gilbertson has been named the Big Sky Co-Defensive Player of the week for her exceptional play between the posts this past weekend.
September 1, 2014
NAU Athletics September Student-Athlete Spotlight
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Diane Buzzard of the soccer team and Austin Hasquet of the football team are featured in Lumberjack Academics' monthly student-athlete spotlight for the month of September.
August 31, 2014
NAU goes scoreless for second straight match
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team was looking for their first win of the season in their 2014 home opener on Sunday against Valparaiso. In front of 512 fans at Lumberjack Stadium, the Lumberjacks held the Crusaders scoreless for 110 minutes and both teams failed to put any goals on the board in a 0-0 tie in Flagstaff.
August 28, 2014
NAU allows late goal to give UofA the 1-0 win
TUCSON, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team was back on the pitch Thursday night in Tucson as they faced the University of Arizona. The Lumberjacks had their best defensive performance of the season but it was not enough against the Wildcats as UofA scored in the 86th minute for the 1-0 win. The Lumberjacks drop to 0-3 this season.
August 26, 2014
Soccer Goes Back on the Road Before Home Opener
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team is back in the state of Arizona and will travel to Tucson on Thursday to face PAC-12 opponent Arizona. The Lumberjacks will then turn their attention to the much anticipated home opener against Valparaiso on Sunday, Aug. 31 at Lumberjack Stadium.
August 24, 2014
Wingender Scores Two in Loss to UCR
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team finished their weekend in Las Vegas Sunday in a matchup with UC Riverside. Haley Wingender scored two goals in her return home to Las Vegas but it was not enough as the Lumberjacks fell to UC Riverside 4-2.
August 22, 2014
NAU Drops Opener 2-1 to UNLV
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team kicked off their 2014 season on the road in UNLV Friday night. The Lumberjacks had to battle back from a 2-0 deficit and NAU cut the lead to one after an own goal late in the first half but it was not enough as the Lumberjacks dropped their season opener 2-1 to the Rebels.
August 19, 2014
Soccer Heads to Las Vegas for Season Opener
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The season is finally here as the Northern Arizona women’s soccer team will begin the 2014 season on the road against UNLV on Friday, Aug. 22, in the UNLV Rebel Classic. After Friday’s match against the Rebels, the Lumberjacks will close out the weekend in Las Vegas with a matchup against UC Riverside on Sunday.
August 13, 2014
Soccer Faces ASU in Exhibition Match
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. –After almost two weeks of training in Flagstaff, the Northern Arizona women’s soccer team will travel down I-17 to face Arizona State in an exhibition match on Friday, Aug. 15 at 7p.m. This will be the second scrimmage for the Lumberjacks; last week NAU played in their annual Blue & Gold game where the squad was split. The Sun Devils are coming off a 9-8-2 season, finishing seventh in the PAC-12. The game will be played on the ASU West Campus which is located at 4781 West University Way South in Glendale, Ariz. There will be no live stats for this contest.
August 12, 2014
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The 2013 Northern Arizona women’s soccer team brought the program back to the Big Sky Championships for the first time since 2010. Last year’s squad set a standard the 2014 team looks to carry on in their quest towards a Big Sky title.
NAU Athletics Announces Hall of Fame Class
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona University and Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Dr. Lisa Campos is proud to announce the 2014 NAU Athletics Hall of Fame Class who will be honored at this year’s Hall of Fame Football Game on Nov. 8 versus UC Davis. Comprising this year’s class is two-time All American football player Dan Finn, three-time All-Big Sky First Team soccer selection Cee Cee Odorfer and the 1999-2000 men’s basketball team who advanced to the NCAA Tournament.
August 7, 2014
Soccer Preps for Season With Blue/Gold Scrimmage
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Lumberjack fans will get a first look at the 2014 Northern Arizona women's soccer team on Sat. Aug. 9 at 7:30 p.m. as the squad will split up in their Blue and Gold scrimmage.
August 6, 2014
NAU Picked Third in the Big Sky Conference
OGDEN, Utah – After a second place finish in the Big Sky Conference in 2013, the 2014 Northern Arizona women’s soccer team has been picked to finish third this season. Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own team in the preseason poll, which was released Wednesday by the league office.
August 5, 2014
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August 4, 2014
Wine & Dine Tickets On Sale Now
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The 18th Annual Wine & Dine in the Pines will take place Sunday, August 17 at the Hart Prairie Lodge at Arizona Snowbowl. The event will run from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. with over 150 wines courtesy of Southern Wine & Spirits, 21 of the finest restaurants in Northern Arizona and craft beers courtesy of Northland Beverage. Tickets to this event are only $85 with 100 percent of the proceeds going to benefit Northern Arizona University student-athlete scholarships.
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 27, 2014
The 2014 World Cup with Andre Luciano: Part 1
There's no bigger soccer enthusiast in Flagstaff than Head Women's Soccer Coach Andre Luciano. Luciano provides his take on the 2014 World Cup as it leaves group play enters the knockout stage.
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 27, 2014
Register Now for June Summer Camps at NAU
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Summer time is here, and what way better to spend your afternoons then at a Northern Arizona Athletics Summer Camp. Kids from all ages can register now to take part in the various camps that will be conducted in the month of June, including football, men’s and women’s basketball, and soccer. Don’t wait, register today!
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.
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 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.
February 6, 2014
NAU Women’s Soccer Adds a Second Session for the Summer Day Camps
Due to popular demand, the NAU Soccer Camps have added an additional session to their Summer Day Camps.
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 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 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 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 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
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 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 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
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 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 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 17, 2013
NAU Coaches Luncheon This Wednesday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona coaches luncheon will be held this Wednesday, September 18 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.
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 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 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 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
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 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 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.
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 14, 2013
Four Lumberjacks Earn NSCA All-American Awards
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) has awarded four Lumberjacks with their annual All-American Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year awards.
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.
May 3, 2013
Soccer Promotes Positive Decisions at Williams Schools
WILLIAMS, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona soccer team traveled to Williams on Thursday to give two separate presentations for 250 students at Williams Middle School and Williams High School. The Lumberjack squad advocated against bullying and alcohol and drug abuse and promoted making positive choices in life to the students in an assembly setting.
April 18, 2013
Soccer Hosts Alumni, Embry-Riddle in Spring Finale Saturday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona soccer team concludes its spring season this Saturday with a home game versus Embry-Riddle at 7 p.m. under the lights of Lumberjack Stadium. The game will be the last of the Lumberjacks' six-game spring tune-up before the upcoming fall season.
April 15, 2013
Monahan Advances Pro Career with Finland's FC Honka
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Sam Monahan left the Northern Arizona women's soccer program to begin her professional career in Finland as one of its most prolific players. Three minutes into her first professional game, she scored her first professional goal. Now one year later, after her first professional season in Finland's Division II ranks, Monahan is making the leap to Finland's top league and officially joining the FC Honka club on Monday.
April 11, 2013
Soccer Adds 15 Talented Freshman in 2013 Signing Class
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – NAU head soccer coach Andre Luciano is proud to announce his 2013 signing class which includes 15 incoming freshmen who will join the Northern Arizona soccer program in the fall. The 15 newcomers will join 17 returning letter winners from the 2012 team in the Lumberjacks' pursuit of a return to the Big Sky Championship.
April 7, 2013
Lumberjack Soccer and NB3 Foundation Partner for Free Clinic
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona soccer team and the Notah Begay III Foundation (NB3) joined together to host nearly a 100 Native American children on Sunday prior to the Lumberjacks' spring game against Fort Lewis for a free soccer clinic at Lumberjack Stadium.
April 5, 2013
Soccer Hosts Fort Lewis, Clinic With NB3 Foundation Sunday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona soccer team is back at Lumberjack Stadium this Sunday for the first of three home games to close out its spring season. The Lumberjacks will host Fort Lewis at 1 p.m. and the game will be free for all fans to attend.
February 27, 2013
Soccer Opens Spring Season With ASU, BYU on Saturday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona soccer team kicks off its spring season on Saturday, March 2, with a doubleheader in Phoenix. The Lumberjacks will square off against Arizona State and BYU, both of whom were NCAA Tournament participants in the fall, at the Reach 11 Sports Complex Field #4.
February 24, 2013
National Girls and Women in Sports Day Event a Success
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The first National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) event hosted by the Northern Arizona University athletics department was a hit with the Flagstaff community on Saturday, February 23. More than 50 local elementary and junior high school girls participated in the event held at the Rolle Activity Center on the NAU campus that culminated in their participation in a halftime ceremony at the women’s basketball game.
February 6, 2013
Northern Arizona Signing Day Headquarters
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona football program will announce its 2013 recruiting class on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at its 2013 National Signing Day event at Granny's Closet (218 S. Milton Road, Flagstaff, Ariz.). The football, soccer, and track and field programs can sign student-athletes to National Letters of Intent to attend NAU in the fall starting Wednesday.
February 1, 2013
Pair of Lumberjack Soccer Alums Carrying on Tradition at FHS
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – It is no secret that the sport of soccer in Flagstaff is deeply intertwined. At the heart of Flagstaff soccer resides the Northern Arizona women’s soccer program and over the last few months, a new chapter has been added with 2012 alums Jenna Samora and Natasha Slaughter lending their heart, hands (and feet) to local Flagstaff High School.
February 22, 2013
National Girls & Women in Sports Day at NAU Saturday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona athletics department will hold a National Girls and Women in Sports Day Youth Sports Symposium on Saturday, Feb. 23 in conjunction with the NAU women’s basketball game against Sacramento State Saturday night. The event is open to all girls in 1st-8th grade and requires pre-registration.
November 19, 2012
Soccer Receives Tenth Straight NSCAA Academic Award
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – For the tenth year in a row, head coach Andre Luciano's Northern Arizona soccer team received the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Academic Award last week, continuing the program's strong tradition of outstanding work in the classroom. The Team Academic Award recognizes teams that post a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher. For the 2011-12 academic year, the Lumberjacks posted a strong 3.23 team GPA.
November 1, 2012
Priest, Buzzard Garner First Team Academic All-District Honors
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona soccer team placed two members – junior Elinor Priest and sophomore Diane Buzzard – on the 2012 CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District Women’s Soccer First Team for District 8 as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Priest and Buzzard become the first two Lumberjacks to be named Academic All-District since Kristi Andreassen and Brandy Carr in 2010.
October 30, 2012
Foltz Headlines Four Lumberjacks on All-Big Sky Soccer Teams
OGDEN, Utah – Senior Georgia Foltz closed out her remarkable career at NAU with a All-Big Sky First Team selection as announced by the Big Sky Conference on Tuesday. She was one of four Lumberjacks honored on the All-Conference teams as voted on by the conference head coaches, with coaches not allowed to vote for their own players. Foltz's first team selection continues a string of 13 consecutive years in which the Lumberjacks have placed at least one player on the first team.
October 26, 2012
Soccer Fights Back, Drops 3-2 Stunner on Senior Night to CSUB
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona soccer team fought back from a 2-0 deficit, but CSU Bakersfield played spoiler on a frigid Senior Night at Lumberjack Stadium, stunning the Lumberjacks, 3-2, in overtime. Friday night's match marked the final games in the careers of seniors Georgia Foltz, Laura Johnson and Jessica Kettelkamp, as the Lumberjacks concluded their 2012 season with a 5-9-5 record – a two-win improvement from a year ago.
October 25, 2012
Soccer Seeks to Send Seniors Out with a Win Friday Versus CSUB
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Three seniors, three different recruiting classes. They may not have come in together, but on Friday they will all end their NAU careers together as seniors Georgia Foltz, Laura Johnson and Jessica Kettelkamp will each play their final games as Lumberjacks when the Northern Arizona soccer team wraps up its season against CSU Bakersfield. The Senior Night match will be televised live from Lumberjack Stadium beginning at 6 p.m.
October 21, 2012
Soccer Drops Big Sky Finale, 1-0, to Montana
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona soccer team surrendered an early Montana goal on Sunday and the score held as the Lumberjacks dropped their Big Sky Conference finale, 1-0, to the Grizzlies. NAU finished the conference season with an even 3-3-3 record and fell to 5-8-5 this season heading into its regular season finale this upcoming Friday versus CSU Bakersfield.
October 20, 2012
Soccer Hosts Montana on Sunday in BSC Finale
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona soccer team will host Montana on Sunday at 11 a.m. for its final conference game of the season. The Lumberjacks are coming off their third consecutive 0-0 tie at home on Friday versus Eastern Washington. With the tie and other results within the conference on Friday, NAU (5-7-5 overall, 3-2-3 BSC) was eliminated from contention for the Big Sky Conference tournament, but can deny the Grizzlies from moving up in the standings.
October 19, 2012
Soccer Draws with Eastern Washington, 0-0
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona soccer team recorded its third straight home shutout Friday night, but it resulted in its third consecutive 0-0 double overtime at Lumberjack Stadium. Despite overwhelming Eastern Washington in the second half and the overtime periods, NAU could not break through and settled for the tie that pushed its record to 5-7-5 overall and 3-2-3 in Big Sky play heading into its final conference match of the season on Sunday.
October 18, 2012
Soccer Takes on Eastern Washington Friday at Lumberjack Stadium
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Facing a must-win situation this weekend, the Northern Arizona soccer team will host Eastern Washington on Friday at 7 p.m. at Lumberjack Stadium in the first of its two final conference matches. The Lumberjacks (5-7-4 overall, 3-2-2 BSC) are in need of wins in order to move into the top-four qualifying spots for the Big Sky Championship tournament after a one-year absence a year ago.
October 14, 2012
Soccer Drops Final Road Game At Northern Colorado, 5-0
GREELEY, Colo. – Two days after posting its season-high goal total, the Northern Arizona soccer team fell to Northern Colorado, 5-0, in its final road game of the regular season on Sunday at Jackson Stadium. The five goals were the most the Lumberjacks have given up this season as they fell to 5-7-4 and 3-2-2 in the conference heading into their final two Big Sky matches this upcoming weekend.
October 12, 2012
Soccer Explodes for 4-0 Shutout of North Dakota
GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Sophomore Emily Roth got the scoring underway just seconds before the end of the first half and consequently opened the floodgates for the Northern Arizona soccer team on Friday as the Lumberjacks picked up a 4-0 victory over North Dakota. The shutout was NAU's third consecutive and fifth in six conference matches and the four goals marked a season-high as the Lumberjacks improved to 5-6-4 overall and 3-1-2 in conference play.
October 11, 2012
Soccer Out For Final Road Trip at North Dakota, Northern Colorado
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona soccer team heads out for its final road trip of the regular season this weekend currently sitting two points out in a tie of the top-four qualifying teams for the Big Sky Conference tournament. With matches at North Dakota on Friday at 1 p.m. and Northern Colorado on Sunday at 11 a.m., the Lumberjacks hope to make up ground before returning home next weekend for their final two conference games.
October 9, 2012
Weaver Named Big Sky Defensive POTW After Career Weekend
OGDEN, Utah – Junior Lauren Weaver garnered her first Big Sky Defensive Player of the Week award of the season as announced by the conference office on Tuesday for matches played from October 2-8. The weekly award is the third of Weaver's career after being honored twice last season.
October 7, 2012
Soccer Notches Second Straight Shutout, Ties Sacramento State, 0-0
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona soccer team notched its fifth shutout in its last six games, but had to settle for its second consecutive 0-0 tie of the weekend on Sunday, playing Sacramento State to 110:00 minutes of scoreless action. The Lumberjacks will next head into their final road trip of the season this upcoming weekend with a 4-6-4 overall record and a 2-1-2 mark in the Big Sky.
October 6, 2012
Soccer Hosts Sacramento State Sunday for Think Pink/Youth Soccer Day
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Before heading out on its final road trip of the regular season, the Northern Arizona soccer team will aim for a critical victory on Sunday as it'll host Sacramento State at Lumberjack Stadium at 12 p.m. The match will serve as the Lumberjacks' annual Think Pink game in honor of breast cancer awareness as well as Youth Soccer Day.
October 5, 2012
Weaver Makes Career-High 12 Saves, Soccer Plays to 0-0 Tie with PSU
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – A week after posting her third career 11-save game, junior Lauren Weaver eclipsed that mark, making a career-high 12 saves as the Northern Arizona soccer team battled Portland State to a 0-0 double overtime draw Friday night at Lumberjack Stadium. The scoreless affair pushed NAU's record to 4-6-3 overall and 2-1-1 in the Big Sky for a total of seven conference points.
October 4, 2012
Soccer Back Home to Host Portland State, No. 20 in Home Attendance
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona soccer team returns home on Friday where its played in front of one of the country's top home attendances all season long to square off against preseason Big Sky favorite Portland State at 7 p.m. at Lumberjack Stadium. The Lumberjacks are back in their home confines with a 2-1 conference record, 4-6-2 overall, after a weekend split at Weber State and Idaho State a week ago.
October 3, 2012
Soccer in Flagstaff: One Community, One Family
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – There's little doubt that soccer runs deep within the roots of the Flagstaff community. From the youth programs in town to the Northern Arizona women's soccer program, there is a strong connection that fuels soccer in the community.
September 30, 2012
Soccer Drops First Conference Match, 2-1, to Idaho State
POCATELLO, Idaho - The Northern Arizona soccer team jumped on the scoreboard first on Sunday, but allowed two Idaho State goals in a minute and a half span and dropped its first conference match of the season, 2-1 to the Bengals at Davis Field. The Lumberjacks' four-match unbeaten streak was snapped with the loss as NAU fell to 4-6-2 overall and 2-1 in Big Sky play.
September 28, 2012
Weaver Ties Career-High Saves, Leads Soccer to 1-0 Win At Weber State
OGDEN, Utah – Despite being outshot 24-8 on Friday, the Northern Arizona soccer team got a first half goal by freshman Cierra Gamble and received an outstanding performance by junior Lauren Weaver in goal to seal up a 1-0 victory over Weber State. The Lumberjacks improved to 2-0-0 in conference play and 4-5-2 overall, besting last season's overall win total in 11 games this season, with their third consecutive shutout.
September 27, 2012
Soccer Heads To Weber State, Idaho State in Search of BSC Road Wins
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After a 1-0 shutout of Southern Utah in its conference opener, the Northern Arizona soccer team (3-5-2, 1-0-0 BSC) hits the road this weekend for its first Big Sky road games of the season at Weber State and Idaho State on Friday and Sunday respectively. With just the top-four teams in the conference qualifying for the Big Sky tournament, picking up points on the road will be critical to the Lumberjacks' chances at a postseason bid.
September 21, 2012
Soccer Shuts Out Southern Utah, 1-0; Claims First Big Sky Victory
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Freshman Demi Schmieder scored her first career goal in the 50th minute to snap a scoreless tie and sent the Northern Arizona soccer team to a critical 1-0 victory in its conference opener over Southern Utah in front of 897 fans at Lumberjack Stadium Friday night. The win was the Lumberjacks' second consecutive 1-0 shutout victory and third overall shutout this season.
September 20, 2012
Soccer Opens Big Sky Schedule With Southern Utah on Friday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After just missing out on the conference tournament a year ago, the Northern Arizona soccer team's road to a return to the Big Sky Championship begins on Friday as a familiar foe rolls into Lumberjack Stadium. The Lumberjacks (2-5-2) will square off against Southern Utah (1-4-1), who is in its first season as a member of the Big Sky, at 7 p.m. Friday night in the conference opener for both teams.
September 18, 2012
Buzzard Collects First Big Sky Defensive Player of the Week Honor
OGDEN, Utah – After scoring her first career goal this past weekend, sophomore Diane Buzzard was honored by the Big Sky Conference office on Tuesday as the conference Defensive Player of the Week for matches played from September 10-16. The award is Buzzard's first of her career as well as the first for the Lumberjacks this season.
September 16, 2012
Tano Propels Soccer to 1-0 Shutout of San Jose State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona soccer team outshot its opponent for the second straight game, putting up a season-high 17 shots on Sunday, in its 1-0 shutout victory of San Jose State at Lumberjack Stadium in its final non-conference tune-up before opening the conference season this week. The Lumberjacks posted their second shutout of the season as they improved to 2-5-2 moving forward to Friday's conference opener against Southern Utah.
September 14, 2012
Buzzard's First Goal Sends Soccer to 1-1 Tie with FGCU
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Back home in their confines at Lumberjack Stadium, the Northern Arizona soccer team was the recipient of a special goal by sophomore Diane Buzzard in the first half of an eventual 1-1 double overtime draw with Florida Gulf Coast. The game was the nightcap of two games on day one of the Hilton Garden Inn High Altitude Tournament Friday night.
September 12, 2012
Soccer Returns Home to Host High Altitude Tournament
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With the Big Sky season just a week away, the Northern Arizona soccer team returns home for its final non-conference tune-ups this weekend as it will host the Hilton Garden Inn High Altitude Tournament Friday and Sunday at Lumberjack Stadium. The Lumberjacks will play Florida Gulf Coast and San Jose State on Friday and Sunday respectively, while UNLV will be the fourth team in the tournament playing in the first games on each day.
September 9, 2012
Soccer Defeated by UC Davis, 3-0
DAVIS, Calif. – The Northern Arizona soccer team gave up two first half goals to UC Davis and the Lumberjacks were outshot by a 29-7 margin as they dropped a 3-0 decision to the Aggies on Sunday. NAU fell to 1-5-1 this season as they return home for three straight home matches beginning this Friday against Florida Gulf Coast.
September 7, 2012
Soccer Battles San Francisco to 1-1 Draw
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – The Northern Arizona soccer team responded quickly after ceding a goal to San Francisco and then battled the rest of the way through to a 1-1 tie with the Dons Friday night at Negoesco Stadium. Freshman Haley Wingender put in her second goal of the season a mere 21 seconds after the home team struck first, putting the Lumberjacks in position to earn the tie and move to 1-4-1 in their first of two games this weekend in northern California.
September 5, 2012
Soccer Travels to Northern California to Face USF, UC Davis
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona soccer team snapped its three-match scoreless streak to open the season last weekend and earned a split at the UNLV Rebel Classic. After defeating Florida Atlantic for their first victory of the season and a hard-fought loss to Oklahoma, the Lumberjacks (1-4) head to northern California for a pair of games this weekend at San Francisco on Friday and at UC Davis on Sunday.
September 2, 2012
Soccer Yield Two Second Half Goals in 3-1 Defeat to Oklahoma
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The Northern Arizona soccer team struck first for a 1-0 lead early in the game, but surrendered three unanswered goals, two in the second half, and fell to Oklahoma, 3-1, on Sunday at Peter Johann Memorial Field. The Lumberjacks finished the UNLV Rebel Classic with a split and carry a 1-4 record into next weekend's games in the Bay Area.
August 31, 2012
Wingender, Gamble Net First Career Goals in Soccer's 2-0 Win Over FAU
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – In its return to Las Vegas, the Northern Arizona soccer team got the result it was looking for the second time around as it claimed its first win of the season Friday night at Peter Johann Memorial Field, shutting out Florida Atlantic, 2-0. The Lumberjacks improved their record to 1-3 with their opening victory of the UNLV Rebel Classic.
August 30, 2012
Soccer Back to Las Vegas for Rebel Classic; Media Guide Available
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – For the second time this season, the Northern Arizona soccer team will make a trip out to Las Vegas for this weekend's UNLV Rebel Classic beginning Friday. Despite three losses to open the 2012 campaign, the Lumberjacks are optimistic heading into the weekend which features matches against Florida Atlantic and Oklahoma at UNLV's Peter Johanna Memorial Field.
August 26, 2012
Soccer Held Scoreless, Drops 3-0 Game to Arizona
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona soccer team dropped its third consecutive game to begin the 2012 season on Sunday, falling 3-0 to Arizona in a physical contest at Lumberjack Stadium. The teams combined for 26 fouls and four yellow cards were assessed in Sunday's match as the Lumberjacks fell to 0-3 in the young season.
August 25, 2012
Soccer Welcomes Arizona to Flagstaff for Televised Game
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – On Sunday, the Northern Arizona soccer team will host Arizona, its second in-state Pac-12 rival of the weekend, at 12 p.m. at Lumberjack Stadium in a televised match that will air live locally and both regionally and nationally on a tape-delayed basis. The Lumberjacks (0-2) will shoot for a different result after falling 4-0 to Arizona State Friday night in front of a stadium record attendance of 2,207.
August 24, 2012
Soccer Falls 4-0 to ASU, Game Draws Lumberjack Stadium Record Crowd
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona soccer team opened the home portion of its 2012 season schedule in front of a stadium-record attendance but could not come away with a victory, dropping a 4-0 decision to Arizona State Friday night at Lumberjack Stadium. The Lumberjacks hosted their in-state rival with 2,207 fans in the stands, breaking the previous record of 2,187 from the 2009 season against Arizona.
August 24, 2012
NAU-TV, FOX Sports Arizona Announce Fall NAU Athletics TV Schedule
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – NAU-TV will televise and distribute 15 Fall events in high definition to air on local cable, FOX Sports Arizona and Fox College Sports, and online on www.NAU-TV.com. A record nine games will air live on FOX Sports Arizona or FOX Sports Arizona Plus, including three football games airing live on basic cable throughout the state of Arizona for the first time. NAU-TV coverage begins with NAU soccer hosting Arizona at noon Sunday.
August 22, 2012
Soccer Hosts ASU on Friday, Sellout Expected to 'Pack the Jack'
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With the 2012 season officially under way and the upcoming fall semester just days away, the Northern Arizona soccer team welcomes Arizona State to the Mountain Campus Friday night in front of an anticipated sellout crowd at Lumberjack Stadium. The game, set for a 7 p.m. start, will be a part of Welcome Weekend on campus as students and families arrive on campus in preparation of the new academic year.
August 17, 2012
Soccer Falls 2-0 to UNLV in Season Opener
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The Northern Arizona soccer team received strong goalkeeping play from freshman Natalie Gilbertson in her first career game, but UNLV struck for two first half goals en route to a season-opening 2-0 defeat of the Lumberjacks.
August 15, 2012
Soccer Ready to Kick Start 2012 Season With Opener at UNLV
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With a preseason win under its belt and the 2011 season in its rearview mirror, the Northern Arizona soccer team is set to kick off the 2012 campaign on Friday in Las Vegas when they take on host UNLV at 7 p.m. at Peter Johann Memorial Field. The Lumberjacks return 10 letter winners and five starters as they look to bounce back from a 3-9-7 season a year ago.
August 15, 2012
Fall Single Game Tickets on Sale; Season Tickets Sell at Record Numbers
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - NAU Athletics is proud to announce that all single game tickets are on sale now for Football, Soccer, and Volleyball. Season tickets for football continue to exceed last year’s numbers with soccer and volleyball not far behind. Always remember that the best way to support your NAU Lumberjacks is to purchase season tickets.
August 14, 2012
Soccer's Vegas Six Set for Collegiate Debut in Hometown
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The long line of history for six of this year's soccer freshmen dates back almost a decade, ranging from high school rivals on the pitch to club teammates. For all the history and memories shared, these six freshmen stand just a mere three days away from adding the next significant date onto their timeline together – Aug. 17 – the date of their collegiate debuts.
August 11, 2012
Soccer Explodes for 6-1 Win over Embry-Riddle in Preseason Tune-Up
PRESCOTT, Ariz. – In their only preseason tune-up before its season opener, the Northern Arizona soccer team scored three goals apiece in both the first and second halves en route to a 6-1 victory over Embry-Riddle on Saturday night in front of a lively crowd at the ERU Soccer Field.
August 9, 2012
Lumberjacks Picked Fifth in 2012 Preseason Soccer Poll
OGDEN, Utah – Following a fifth-place finish on the bubble just outside of qualifying for the conference tournament, the Northern Arizona soccer team was voted in a tie for fifth in the Big Sky Conference preseason poll released today by the conference. The Lumberjacks received 50 points, including one first place vote, to sit in a tie with Sacramento State, who also received 50 points in the poll conducted by the league’s head coaches.
August 3, 2012
Soccer Kicks Off Preseason Training in Preparation of 2012 Season
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With exactly two weeks until the 2012 season officially begins, the Northern Arizona soccer team recently completed its first three days of preseason training on Friday in preparation of its Aug. 17 season opening date at UNLV.
July 2, 2012
Soccer to Host ASU, UA as Part of 19-Game 2012 Schedule
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – For the first time in school history, the Northern Arizona soccer team will host their fellow in-state rivals Arizona State and Arizona in the same season, highlighting a 19-game slate for head coach Andre Luciano's squad in 2012. Both the Sun Devils and the Wildcats will visit Lumberjack Stadium on Aug. 24 and 26, providing NAU fans with the opportunity to see the Lumberjacks host the Pac-12 foes as part of Welcome Weekend to open the Fall 2012 semester.
June 4, 2012
Soccer Adds Florida Transfer, Three Freshmen to 2012 Roster
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Adding to an already exciting and athletic incoming freshman class that signed their national letters of intent on Signing Day in February, head coach Andre Luciano announced the addition of four more players to the 2012 Lumberjack soccer roster on Monday. Savannah Berry, a transfer from national powerhouse Florida, headlines the four new players to the Lumberjacks.
May 30, 2012
NAU Athletics Summer Camps to Take Place in June and July
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Young sports enthusiasts and aspiring collegiate athletes will have the opportunity to participate in summer camps hosted by a variety of NAU coaching staffs in June and July. Five different NAU athletic programs will hold camps, beginning with women’s basketball on June 8.
May 25, 2012
Soccer's Wingender Named Nevada Gatorade Player of the Year
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – On Wednesday, incoming freshman Haley Wingender was named the Nevada Gatorade Girls Soccer Player of the Year after wrapping up a sensational senior year at Bishop Gorman High School, leading her team to a 17-3-2 record and the Class 4A state championship. The award was based on three pillars including athletic production and impact on the field, high academic achievement in the classroom and exhibiting exemplary personal character.
April 30, 2012
Monahan Signs Contract with EIF to Play Professionally in Finland
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – For the second year in a row, the Northern Arizona soccer program is sending one of its own to Europe to continue their soccer careers in the professional ranks. Last week, senior Sam Monahan signed a contract to play for Ekenäs Idrottsförening (EIF), a Division II club in Finland, and will leave this week to join the club in preparation for the team’s first game on May 6.
April 19, 2012
Soccer Hosts Arizona in Televised Spring Finale on Saturday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona soccer team hosts the University of Arizona on Saturday in their spring season finale in front of a televised audience at Lumberjack Stadium. The game will be broadcast live on Fox Sports Arizona starting at 11:30 a.m. in what will be the Lumberjacks' fourth and final game of their spring schedule. Admission is free for all fans.
April 19, 2012
Four Student-Athletes Earn NSCA All-America Honors
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Four Northern Arizona University student-athletes have been recognized as All-Americans through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, an organization that honors student athletes dedicated to strength training and conditioning. The NSCA selected Brian Riley and Benjamin Bachelier of the NAU football team as well as Ethi Ethridge and Chelsea Bednarz of the women’s soccer team.
April 12, 2012
Women's Soccer Spring Game Cancelled Due to Possible Snow
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Due to a possible snow storm, the Northern Arizona soccer team’s spring soccer game against Grand Canyon on Saturday will be cancelled. The game will not be rescheduled.
April 3, 2012
Soccer Spring Game on Saturday Moved to 3 p.m.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona soccer team's spring game on Saturday against New Mexico Highlands has been moved back to 3 p.m. from the originally scheduled time of 1 p.m. The game will be played at Lumberjack Stadium and admission is free.
March 23, 2012
Soccer Spring Opener on Sunday Moved to Flagstaff High School
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women's soccer team's spring opener on Sunday against Embry-Riddle will now be played at Flagstaff High School instead of the originally scheduled Lumberjack Stadium. The start time still remains at 2 p.m. Admission for the game is free and is open to all fans.
March 21, 2012
Soccer To Play Five-Game Spring Schedule, Four at Lumberjack Stadium
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona soccer team will play a five-game spring schedule, four of which will be held at Lumberjack Stadium, beginning this Sunday against Embry-Riddle at 2 p.m. in preparation for the upcoming fall season. The Lumberjacks are coming off a 3-9-7 season last fall, finishing one spot out of qualifying for the Big Sky conference tournament for the fourth straight season.
February 8, 2012
Women's Soccer Announces Spring ID Camp
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Head coach Andre Luciano and his coaching staff are proud to announce their NAU Women's Soccer ID Camp to be held on March 17 and 18. The camp is open to all players currently enrolled in the eighth to twelfth grade that are interested in playing soccer at the collegiate level.
February 3, 2012
NAU Places 49 Student-Athletes on Fall Big Sky All-Academic Teams
OGDEN, Utah – The Northern Arizona football, volleyball, soccer and men’s and women’s cross country teams placed a total of 49 student-athletes on the fall 2011 Big Sky All-Academic Teams. The 49 honorees were part of the school-record 3.12 cumulative GPA among all of NAU’s student-athletes during the fall semester.
February 3, 2012
Women's Soccer Looks for Offense, Adds Ten Freshmen in 2012 Class
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – On Wednesday, 10 outstanding recruits, including the first player from in-town Coconino High School since 2004, signed their National letters of intent and officially joined the Northern Arizona soccer program as part of National Signing Day. After missing out on the Big Sky conference tournament for the first time in four years, the Lumberjacks will lose nine graduating seniors, of whom these 10 additions will help replace.
January 18, 2012
NAU Athletics Announces 2012 National Signing Day Event
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - NAU Athletics is hosting its 2012 National Signing Day event on Wednesday, February 1 at Granny's Closet. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. as fans get a unique opportunity to meet some of our current-student athletes as well as learn about the new members of our Lumberjack family.
December 8, 2011
Soccer's Monahan Participating in WPS Tryout in Hope of Pro Career
DOWNINGTOWN, Pa. – After recently wrapping up a stellar career for the Northern Arizona soccer team, senior Sam Monahan takes her first step towards a potential professional soccer career beginning today. Monahan will take part in a two-day tryout with the Philadelphia Independence of Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) on Thursday and Friday at the United Sports Training Center, the official training facility of the Independence.
October 31, 2011
Samora, Monahan Lead Five Lumberjacks on All-Big Sky Teams
OGDEN, Utah – Seniors Jenna Samora and Sam Monahan highlighted five Lumberjacks on the Big Sky Soccer All-Conference teams as voted on by the conference head coaches on Monday. Samora and Monahan both were named to the All-Big Sky first team for the second time in their careers, becoming the ninth and 10th players in program history with multiple first team selections. For both players, the first team honors makes four All-Conference selections in their NAU careers.
October 25, 2011
Where Are They Now? Neatherton a "Rising Star" in Spurs Organization
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Sarah Neatherton has always been a competitor. A cornerstone for the Northern Arizona soccer program from 2006-09, her competitive drive was key in helping the Lumberjacks win two consecutive Big Sky Tournament championships, despite limited success prior to her arrival.
October 23, 2011
Seniors Shine in Soccer's 3-0 Shutout of Eastern Washington
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Prior to Sunday's match, the Northern Arizona soccer team honored its nine graduating seniors as part of the Senior Day celebration. Then the Lumberjacks hit the field and the seniors imposed their will on Eastern Washington. Seniors Sam Monahan, Jenna Samora and Noel Guevara each scored a goal, the second time this season that the three players all scored in the same game, and the Lumberjacks concluded their season with a 3-0 win over the Eagles.
October 22, 2011
Soccer Hosts Eastern Washington for Senior Day
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – On Sunday, the Northern Arizona soccer team will honor its nine graduating seniors prior to its regular season finale against Eastern Washington as part of Senior Day at 12 p.m at Lumberjack Stadium. The nine graduating seniors have combined to play a total of 408 games with 230 starts over the last four years, while amassing 52 goals and 40 assists for 144 points.
October 21, 2011
Soccer Gives Up Late Goal, Falls 1-0 at Montana
MISSOULA, Mont. – The Northern Arizona soccer team battled Montana all game long, but they were downed by a Grizzly goal in the 86th minute, to fall 1-0 Friday afternoon in Missoula. The loss dropped the Lumberjacks record to 2-9-7 on the season and 1-2-4 in the conference.
October 19, 2011
Women's Soccer Heads to Montana With Top-Four in Sight
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The 2011 regular season comes to a close this weekend for the Northern Arizona soccer team, but the Lumberjacks are aiming to extend their season by clinching a spot in the Big Sky Conference Tournament. The Lumberjacks enter the final weekend of the regular season beginning Friday with a road match against Montana in Missoula, Mont. at 2 p.m. in the sixth spot of the conference standings.
October 17, 2011
Weaver Garners Second Conference Player of the Week Selection
OGDEN, Utah – Sophomore goalkeeper Lauren Weaver garnered her second conference player of the week selection of the season on Monday as she was named the Big Sky Conference Co-Defensive Player of the Week, sharing the honor with Eastern Washington's goalkeeper Jamie Walker. Weaver's player of the week selection is the third of the season for the Northern Arizona soccer team and second consecutive after senior Sam Monahan earned offensive honors last week.
October 16, 2011
Soccer Fights Back to Tie Portland State, 1-1
HILLSBORO, Ore. – After allowing a Portland State goal 54 seconds into the game, the Northern Arizona soccer team battled back and held on for a 1-1 tie with the Vikings on Sunday, in large part to the play of sophomore Lauren Weaver. Weaver equaled her career-high of 11 saves to preserve the tie despite the Vikings' overwhelming 23-4 shot advantage over the Lumberjacks.
October 14, 2011
Soccer Draws 1-1 with Sacramento State in Eighth OT Game of Season
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Senior Jenna Samora's third goal of the season in the 25th minute gave the Northern Arizona soccer team a 1-0 lead, but it was short-lived, as Sacramento State responded with a goal a minute later. In the end, the Lumberjacks played their eighth overtime match of the season Friday night, and came away with a 1-1 draw with the Hornets. The tie was the team's sixth this season, and improved their conference record to 1-1-2.
October 13, 2011
Soccer Faces Two Road Tests in Hope of Continuing Climb Up Standings
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Coming off an unbeaten weekend at home last weekend, the Northern Arizona soccer team heads back out on the road with matches at Sacramento State Friday at 4 p.m. and at Portland State Sunday at 1 p.m. The Lumberjacks currently sit in a tie for sixth place in the Big Sky with a 1-1-1 Big Sky record, just outside the top four. The top four teams in the conference at the end of the season advance to the Big Sky Conference Tournament.
October 11, 2011
Monahan Earns Big Sky Offensive Player of the Week Honors
OGDEN, Utah – After scoring two goals and assisting on another last weekend against Idaho State and Weber State, senior Sam Monahan was named the Big Sky Conference Offensive Player of the Week today. It is her first player of the week honor of her career and the team's second of the season. Sophomore goalkeeper Lauren Weaver was named the Big Sky Conference Defensive Player of the Week earlier this season.
October 9, 2011
Monahan's Goal Helps Soccer to 1-1 Tie With Weber State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Down 1-0 late in the second half, senior Sam Monahan scored her second goal of the weekend and sixth of the season to tie the game, giving the Northern Arizona soccer team a 1-1 draw against Weber State, Sunday afternoon at Lumberjack Stadium. Monahan's goal in the 76th minute moved the Lumberjacks' record to 2-8-5 and 1-1-1 in the Big Sky.
October 7, 2011
Trio of Seniors Lead Soccer to First BSC Victory, 3-2 over Idaho State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – On a frigid Friday night at Lumberjack Stadium, the Northern Arizona soccer team claimed a critical victory, battling back from two deficits to defeat Idaho State, 3-2. Seniors Jenna Samora, Noel Guevara and Sam Monahan each scored second half goals to erase a 1-0 Bengal halftime lead. The win was the Lumberjacks' second of the season, but more importantly, evened their conference record at 1-1.
October 5, 2011
Soccer Hosts Idaho State, Weber State in Crucial BSC Weekend
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Following a loss to Northern Colorado last week in its Big Sky opener, the Northern Arizona soccer team hosts Idaho State and Weber State in a pair of pivotal conference matches this weekend. The Lumberjacks welcome Idaho State to Lumberjack Stadium on Friday at 7 p.m. and then Weber State on Sunday at 12 p.m.
October 2, 2011
Soccer Narrowly Misses Goal in Double Overtime, Ties Air Force 0-0
USAF ACADEMY, Colo. – The Northern Arizona soccer team pressured the Air Force Academy backline all game, outshooting the Falcons by a 14-9 margin, but were unable to put one in the net. As a result, the Lumberjacks improved its record to 1-8-4 overall with a 0-0 double overtime draw against the Falcons in its final non-conference match of the season, Sunday morning at Cadet Soccer Stadium.
September 30, 2011
Northern Colorado Hands Women's Soccer 2-0 Loss in BSC Opener
GREELEY, Colo. – An early Northern Colorado goal put the Northern Arizona soccer team in a 1-0 hole and the Lumberjacks were unable to climb out of it, dropping its Big Sky opener 2-0 to the Bears Friday night at Jackson Stadium. Junior Alexsys Tamayo and sophomore Brittany Dunn provided the game's scoring for the Bears.
September 29, 2011
Soccer Opens Big Sky Schedule at Northern Colorado, Face Air Force
GREELEY, Colo. – After a grueling non-conference schedule and a 1-7-3 start to the season, the Northern Arizona soccer team kicks off Big Sky play on Friday with a road match against Northern Colorado at 6 p.m. Despite the Lumberjacks' slow start to the season, no Big Sky team begins the conference schedule with a winning record, putting every team on even ground.
September 28, 2011
Five-Time Super Bowl Champ Charles Haley Speaks With Soccer Team
FORT WORTH, Texas – During their stay in Fort Worth last weekend for their game against TCU, the Northern Arizona soccer team had a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet with former Dallas Cowboy and San Francisco 49er defensive end Charles Haley. The meeting was organized through head coach Andre Luciano, whose friend coaches Haley’s daughter’s youth soccer team, which also includes former Cowboy greats Troy Aikman and Emmitt Smith’s daughters.
September 26, 2011
Soccer's Wertz Making An Impact on Field Following Injuries
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Coming back from one major injury is always a tough recovery for an athlete to make in a career. Two major injuries is even tougher…but four? That’s what NAU women’s soccer sophomore defender Kathryn Wertz has gone through and battled back from in her Lumberjack career, and it hasn’t been an easy task.
September 25, 2011
Soccer Falls 5-0 to Texas Tech, Snaps Four-Game Unbeaten Streak
LUBBOCK, Texas – Although the Northern Arizona soccer team was outshot by only a 13-5 margin, they fell 5-0 to Texas Tech, Sunday Morning at the John Walker Soccer Complex. The loss snapped the Lumberjacks’ four-game unbeaten streak. NAU allowed three first half goals, including two in less than a minute between the 19th and 20th minutes, to fall to 1-7-3 on the season.
September 23, 2011
Bednarz, Weaver Help Soccer to 1-1 Tie with TCU
FORT WORTH, Texas – Senior Chelsea Bednarz’s second goal in as many games and sophomore Lauren Weaver’s eight saves helped the Northern Arizona soccer team claim a 1-1 double overtime tie with TCU, Friday night at Garvey-Rosenthal Stadium. The tie was the Lumberjacks’ third in four matches, and fifth overtime game this season, its most since 2007.
September 21, 2011
Soccer Travels to The Lone Star State to Face TCU, Texas Tech
FORT WORTH, Texas – The Northern Arizona soccer team (1-6-2), fresh off their first win of the season, heads to the state of Texas for the first two of four consecutive road matches. The Lumberjacks, currently on a three-game unbeaten streak, will take on TCU (5-4-0) in Fort Worth at 5 p.m. on Friday before heading off to Lubbock to battle Texas Tech (5-3-1) on Sunday at 11 a.m.
September 17, 2011
Three First Half Goals Spur Soccer to 3-1 Win Over Embry-Riddle
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Seniors Chelsea Bednarz and Sam Monahan and sophomore Elinor Priest each scored first half goals for the Northern Arizona soccer team as the Lumberjacks claimed its first victory of the season over Embry-Riddle, 3-1 Saturday night at Lumberjack Stadium. The three NAU goals were a season-high for the Lumberjacks as they improve to 1-6-2 on the season.
September 15, 2011
Soccer Looks to Break Through Against Embry-Riddle on Saturday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With just two weeks until the start of Big Sky conference play, the Northern Arizona soccer team (0-6-2) aims for a breakthrough in their final home game before four consecutive road matches Saturday night against in-state foe Embry-Riddle. The match is set for a 7 p.m. kickoff and it will be televised live nationally on Fox College Sports Pacific and locally on NAU-TV with a tape delayed broadcast on Fox Sports Arizona on Sunday at 5 p.m.
September 12, 2011
Weaver Named Big Sky Soccer Defensive Player of the Week
OGDEN, Utah – Sophomore goalkeeper Lauren Weaver was named the Big Sky Conference Defensive Player of the Week today for her play this past weekend against Ball State and Evansville. She is the team’s first conference player of the week selection this season, and eighth in the last 10 weeks dating back to last season.
September 11, 2011
Soccer Pressures Evansville Defense in 0-0 Tie
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Although the Northern Arizona soccer team pressured the Evansville backline time after time, the Lumberjacks could not find the back of the net and settled for their second tie of the weekend, 0-0, Sunday afternoon at Lumberjack Stadium. NAU attempted 28 shots, 11 on goal, to the Purple Aces’ four shots, including 18-2 in the second half and overtime periods.
September 10, 2011
Women's Soccer Hosts Evansville on Sunday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona soccer team (0-6-1) returns to the field for Day 2 of the Hilton Garden Inn High Altitude Tournament on Sunday at 1 p.m. when they host Evansville (1-5-2). The Lumberjacks are coming off a 2-2 tie with Ball State on Friday, which snapped their season-opening six match losing streak.
September 9, 2011
Weaver Makes Career-High 11 Saves in 2-2 Tie to Ball State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Sophomore Lauren Weaver made a career-high 11 saves in relief to help the Northern Arizona soccer team leave Lumberjack Stadium Friday night with a 2-2 tie against Ball State. The Cardinals outshot the Lumberjacks 22-13 and held a narrow advantage in corner kicks, 5-4, but was unable to come away with the victory despite leading twice during the match.
September 8, 2011
Soccer Opens High Altitude Tournament with Ball State on Friday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona soccer team's start to the 2011 season isn't what they envisioned, but they look to start fresh beginning with this week's Hilton Garden Inn High Altitude Tournament at Lumberjack Stadium. The Lumberjacks welcome in Ball State, Evansville and Lamar for the tournament starting on Friday. NAU will host Ball State at 7 p.m. on Friday and resume play on Sunday at 10 a.m. against Evansville.
September 4, 2011
Johnson Scores First Career Goal in 8-1 Loss to Nebraska
LINCOLN, Neb. – The Northern Arizona soccer team was able to withstand a flurry of Nebraska shots in the first half, but was unable to do the same following halftime, allowing six second half goals in an 8-1 loss to the Cornhuskers Sunday morning at Nebraska Soccer Field. The eight total goals allowed were the most goals given up by the Lumberjacks in school history. NAU dropped to 0-6-0 on the season.
September 2, 2011
Soccer Allows Two First Half Goals, Falls to Missouri 3-0
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Missouri scored two goals in the first half to put the Northern Arizona soccer team in a hole early in the game, and added an insurance goal in the second half to defeat the Lumberjacks 3-0 Friday night at Walton Stadium in Columbia, Mo.
August 31, 2011
Soccer Looks to Get on Winning Track at Missouri, Nebraska
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Northern Arizona soccer team returns to the road in search of their first win of the season, with games against two teams from power conferences this weekend. The Lumberjacks (0-4-0) first stop in Columbia, Mo. to play Missouri (3-1-0) on Friday at 4:30 p.m. before traveling to Lincoln, Neb. to face Nebraska (0-2-1) on Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
August 28, 2011
Women's Soccer Loses Late Lead, Falls to UNI 3-2 in OT
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona soccer team outshot its opponent for the second straight game, but still dropped their fourth consecutive match of the season, a 3-2 overtime decision to Northern Iowa Sunday afternoon at Lumberjack Stadium. It was also the second straight game that the Lumberjacks took a one-goal lead into the final ten minutes of regulation, only to surrender the game-tying goal.
August 26, 2011
Soccer Downed by Own Goal in Home Opener to Drake
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona soccer team made its 2011 home debut in front of a crowd of 723, but fell short of their first win of the season. With the game tied at 1-1 three minutes into the second overtime, freshman Jordan Bergeson deflected the ball into her own goal, giving Drake (2-1-0) a 2-1 win Friday night over the Lumberjacks (0-3-0).
August 25, 2011
Soccer to Host Mountain Classic Starting Friday; Media Guide Available
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The 2011 season may not have gotten off to the start the Northern Arizona soccer team would have liked, but they are ready to turn the page on last weekend. With a large home crowd expected for the opening of the newly renovated Lumberjack Stadium Friday night when NAU hosts Drake, the Lumberjacks will look to get into the win column for the first time this season.
August 24, 2011
New Lumberjack Stadium Set to Open Friday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Since 1997, Lumberjack Stadium has been the home of Northern Arizona soccer. From the Lumberjacks’ first game at the facility in October 1997, a 7-6 NAU victory over Cal State Northridge which still holds school records for most shots in a game and most goals between two teams, to its most recent last November, a 1-0 defeat to Sacramento State in the Big Sky Championship, Lumberjack fans have witnessed it all.
August 21, 2011
Women's Soccer Drops Second Game of Season, 3-1 to Southern Utah
CEDAR CITY, Utah – Freshman Sarah Tarver scored her first career goal to tie the game at 1-1, but Southern Utah connected on two late goals to hand the Northern Arizona soccer team their second loss of the season, 3-1 Sunday afternoon at Thunderbird Soccer Field. The Lumberjacks dropped to 0-2-0 to begin the new season, while the Thunderbirds improved to 1-1-0.
August 20, 2011
Soccer Aims to Salvage Season Opening Road Trip Against Southern Utah
CEDAR CITY, Utah – Following a loss in their season opener Friday night, the Northern Arizona soccer team looks to claim their first victory of the season when they take on Southern Utah, Sunday afternoon in Cedar City, Utah. Like the Lumberjacks, who fell 7-0 to Arizona State on Friday, the Thunderbirds also were shut out in their first game of the season, 2-0 to Idaho State.
August 19, 2011
Soccer Drops Season Opener to Arizona State, 7-0
TEMPE, Ariz. – Despite only allowing one goal in the first half, the Northern Arizona soccer team dropped a 7-0 decision to Arizona State in both teams’ season opener Friday night at Sun Devil Soccer Stadium. The Sun Devils put up 28 shots compared to one from the Lumberjacks, who were held without a shot in the second half and did not place a shot on goal.
August 17, 2011
Soccer Travels to Tempe for ASU Showdown in Season Opener
TEMPE, Ariz. – After a long nine months since its disappointing end to its 2010 season, the Northern Arizona soccer team opens its 2011 season against in-state rival Arizona State Friday night in Tempe at 7 p.m. The Lumberjacks return five starters and 12 letterwinners from last year’s squad that went 12-4-3 and claimed the regular season Big Sky title before suffering defeat in the conference championship final.
August 16, 2011
Soccer Freshmen Excited and Ready for Season Opener
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The transition from high school athletics to the Division I level is not always an easy one to make. Add in being counted on to offset the loss of nine exceptional members of “The Foundation,” head coach Andre Luciano’s 2007 recruiting class, and this transition becomes a touch more difficult.
August 15, 2011
Soccer Picked As Narrow Preseason Favorite
OGDEN, Utah – By the narrowest of margins, the Northern Arizona soccer team has been picked first by the conference coaches in the 2011 preseason poll. NAU collected 43 points, one point more than Sacramento State’s 42 points, to slightly top the Hornets as the pre-season favorite to claim the conference title. Both the Lumberjacks and the Hornets received three first place votes in the poll. Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own teams.
August 11, 2011
Soccer Working on Chemistry in Season Preparation
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With eight days left until their 2011 season opener, the Northern Arizona women's soccer team is hard at work to replace a squad that lost six starters and eight total letterwinners from last year's team.
August 4, 2011
Andreassen Named NCAA Women of the Year Nominee by Big Sky
OGDEN, Utah - Kristi Andreassen of Northern Arizona and Sarah Ena of Montana have been nominated by the Big Sky Conference for the 2011 NCAA Woman of the Year.
August 2, 2011
Soccer Season Tickets Available at “Pick Your Seat” Event Friday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona University Athletics department will hold a "Pick Your Seat Event" on Aug. 5 at 6 p.m. at Lumberjack Stadium during a soccer team practice. The team will practice from 5-7 p.m. on the field.
July 15, 2011
Lumberjack Talk: Q&A on the World Cup with Andre Luciano
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - NAU soccer coach Andre Luciano discusses women's soccer, his connection with Hope Solo, the World Cup and his predictions for the finale on Sunday.
July 14, 2011
Women’s Soccer to Hold World Cup Final Viewing Party at Taverna
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team and Taverna Greek Grill will host a viewing party for the Women’s World Cup Championship game between the United States and Japan on Sunday. Fans can join the NAU women’s soccer coaches and players as well as other members of the Northern Arizona athletic department in watching the Americans play for their third Women’s World Cup title. Doors will open at 11 a.m. with kickoff slated for just after 11:30.
July 9, 2011
Soccer Coach Luciano to Be Inducted into NJCAA Soccer Hall of Fame
PRESCOTT, Ariz. – Northern Arizona head women’s soccer coach Andre Luciano will be inducted into the NJCAA Soccer Hall of Fame in November at the NJCAA Division One Soccer Banquet in Phoenix, Ariz. He joins an elite group of 59 other coaches, contributors and players already named to the NJCAA Soccer Hall of Fame that now includes 15 representatives from Yavapai, the most representing any school.
June 23, 2011
Soccer Announces 2011 Schedule; Opens New Lumberjack Stadium with Eight-Game Slate
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The defending Big Sky Conference regular season champion Northern Arizona University soccer program will play a difficult schedule that includes eight home games in the newly renovated Lumberjack Stadium in 2011, Head Coach Andre Luciano announced.
June 16, 2011
ABOR Approves Three-Year Contracts for Six Lumberjack Head Coaches
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Arizona Board of Regents approved multi-year contracts for six Northern Arizona University head coaches at the meeting held in Flagstaff on Thursday. The coaches were previously on one-year contracts.
May 12, 2011
Fifty-Five Student-Athletes to Participate in Graduation Ceremonies
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – A school-record fifty-five Northern Arizona University student-athletes are participating in spring commencement ceremonies on the NAU campus this weekend and will be commissioned degrees as part of the Class of 2011.
May 10, 2011
Five Student-Athletes Garner Gold Axe Honor
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Five Lumberjack student-athletes were among the 45 graduating seniors that were recognized with the prestigious Gold Axe Award for the spring semester at a ceremony at the DuBois Center on the Northern Arizona University campus.
May 1, 2011
Soccer’s Andreassen and Men’s Basketball’s Cameron Jones Named Athletes of the Year
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University athletics department celebrated the 2010-11 athletics campaign with the annual All-Sports Banquet sponsored by Campus Dining Sunday afternoon and held at the duBois Center.
April 28, 2011
Outstanding Student-Athletes Honored with Golden Eagle Awards
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Golden Eagle Distributors, Inc., honored 163 Northern Arizona University student-athletes on Thursday for their scholastic and athletic accomplishments at the 33rd annual Golden Eagle Awards. The Golden Eagle Awards recognize NAU student-athletes who have made significant contributions to the Lumberjack athletics program while maintaining a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average.
April 7, 2011
Women’s Soccer Saturday Game Postponed Due to Weather
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With a late winter storm expected to dump a foot of snow in Flagstaff on Friday and Saturday, NAU’s game vs Paradise Valley Community College has been postponed. The teams hope to still play in Flagstaff at a later date, though the game has not yet been rescheduled.
March 24, 2011
Former Soccer Star Andreassen Earns NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Committee has awarded a $7,500 scholarship to former Northern Arizona soccer player Kristi Andreassen for postgraduate study at a university or professional school. She is the 13th student-athlete in school history to earn the scholarship and first since golfer Ali Carter won the award in 2009.
March 1, 2011
Women’s Soccer Announces Eight-Match Spring Schedule
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The defending Big Sky regular season champion Northern Arizona women’s soccer team will play eight spring games as the team prepares to defend its conference title next fall. All eight games will be played in the state of Arizona, including a match to close the spring against the NAU soccer Alumni in Flagstaff on April 22.
February 11, 2011
Andreassen in Oslo: Final Blog Entry
OSLO, Norway – Former NAU women's soccer player and the current women's soccer CoSIDA/ESPN Academic All-American of Year Kristi Andreassen is in Oslo, Norway playing soccer and taking classes at the University of Oslo. Andreassen, who's family hails from Norway, sends us her final blog entry as she experiences the culture of her native land and prepares for the rest of her time abroad.
February 7, 2011
Women’s Soccer Nets 13 Big Sky All-Academic Selections
OGDEN, Utah – The Northern Arizona women’s soccer program added more awards to its lengthy list of Academic honors, leading all NAU fall sports with 13 Big Sky All-Academic selections. Of the 17 Lumberjacks who played in enough games to qualify for the award, 13 had a high enough GPA to receive All-Academic honors.
February 3, 2011
Women’s Soccer Reloads With Nine Outstanding Newcomers
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team has received nine National Letters-of-Intent from highly-recruited players to join the Lumberjack soccer program in the fall. The nine signees will help offset the loss of eight outstanding seniors, dubbed by women’s soccer head coach Andre Luciano as “The Foundation”. The nine newcomers will join 25 returning players as NAU hopes to build on its first Big Sky regular season title and two trips to NCAA College Cup.
February 1, 2011
Andreassen in Oslo: Blog Entry Two
OSLO, Norway – Former NAU women's soccer player and the current women's soccer CoSIDA/ESPN Academic All-American of Year Kristi Andreassen is in Oslo, Norway trying out with professional women's soccer club Røa and taking classes at the University of Oslo. Andreassen, who's family hails from Norway, will be sending updates stateside as she experiences the culture of her native land. Here is her second entry.
January 21, 2011
Former NAU Soccer Star Andreassen Playing Professionally in Norway
OSLO, Norway – Former NAU women’s soccer player and the current women’s soccer CoSIDA/ESPN Academic All-American of Year Kristi Andreassen just completed her first week in Oslo, Norway playing with professional women’s soccer club Røa. Andreassen, who’s family hails from Norway, will be sending updates stateside each week as she experiences the culture of her native land.
December 30, 2010
Soccer Earns Three Selections to NSCAA Scholar All-America Teams
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – A week after NAU seniors Kristi Andreassen and Tori Howe and junior Tori Rocke earned National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Scholar All-West Region Honors, the trio has now been named as 2010 NSCAA Women’s College Scholar All-Americans for the University Division. Andreassen was named to the First Team while Howe and Rocke earned Third Team honors.
December 24, 2010
Soccer Places Three on NSCAA Scholar All-West Team
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team placed three student-athletes on the NSCAA Scholar All-West Region squad. The Lumberjacks garnered three of the 12 spots on the squad representing the 54-team region.
December 7, 2010
Soccer’s Andreassen Named to NSCAA All-Pacific Region Team
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Senior defender Kristi Andreassen has been named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) NCAA Division I Women All-Pacific Region Second Team. She becomes just the third player in program history to receive NSCAA All-Region honors, joining former Lumberjacks Lindsey Carey and Cee Cee Odorfer, who both earned the accolade twice.
November 23, 2010
Student-Athletes Cheer on Girls on the Run
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Four student-athletes helped out with the New Balance Girls on the Run 5K Coconino country 5K race held at Buffalo Park. It is the second consecutive year NAU student-athletes have been involved with the event.
November 19, 2010
Soccer’s Andreassen Named ESPN Academic All-American of the Year
TOWSON, Md. - Northern Arizona senior soccer player Kristi Andreassen was selected as the Academic All-American of the Year in the University division for the 2010-11 ESPN Academic All-America® Soccer Teams, as chosen by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Out of 322 Division-I women’s soccer programs and over 8,000 players, Andreassen was selected as the premier women’s soccer student-athlete in the country.
November 18, 2010
Student-Athletes Andreassen and McNeill Garner Gold Axe Awards
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Two Northern Arizona student-athletes were among the 20 graduating seniors that were recognized with the prestigious Gold Axe Award at a ceremony at the High Country Conference Center on the Northern Arizona University campus Wednesday. The award is a tribute to outstanding academic performance, leadership and service to the community. The athletics department has produced 18 Gold Axe recipients since 2004.
November 7, 2010
Soccer Upset by Sacramento State in Big Sky Final, 1-0
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Sacramento State junior forward Elece McBride scored in the 52nd minute and the Hornet defense allowed just five Northern Arizona shots on goal as the Lumberjacks fell, 1-0, in the Big Sky Championship Final in Lumberjack Stadium. The loss was the first for Northern Arizona since September 12, ending its school record 12 game unbeaten streak and preventing the team from winning its third straight conference title.
November 5, 2010
Samora’s Strike Leads Soccer Past Northern Colorado, Into Big Sky Final
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Junior forward Jenna Samora scored on a blast from 25 yards out in the 58th minute and Northern Arizona recorded its 10th shutout of the season with a 1-0 win over Northern Colorado in the Big Sky Championship Semifinals. The Lumberjacks ran their school-record unbeaten streak to 12 games, improving to 12-3-3 overall and advancing to their third straight Big Sky Championship Final.
November 4, 2010
Soccer to Host Big Sky Championship Looking For Third Straight Title
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Having won both the 2008 and 2009 Big Sky Championships on the road, Northern Arizona (11-3-3, 6-0-1 BSC) hosts its first Big Sky Championship after claiming its first Big Sky regular season title in program history. The team brings a school-record 11 game unbeaten streak, which is two games shy of the Big Sky record set by Weber State in 1998, into their semifinal matchup on Friday at 2:00 p.m. against Northern Colorado (10-5-3, 3-2-2 BSC).
November 3, 2010
Soccer’s Andreassen and Carr Earn Academic All-District Honors
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona seniors Kristi Andreassen and Brandy Carr have been named to the CoSIDA/ESPN Academic All-District Women’s Soccer Team for district 8 as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Andreassen made the first team for the second-consecutive year, putting her in the running to repeat as an Academic All-American, while Carr was named to the third team.
November 2, 2010
Rocke Named to Top Drawer Soccer Team, Earns Big Sky Weekly Honor
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After recording nine saves for her eighth shutout of the season in the Lumberjacks 1-0 win over Northern Colorado last Friday, junior goalkeeper Tori Rocke was named to the national TopDrawerSoccer.com Women's Team of the Week and earned Big Sky Defensive Player of the Week Honors. Rocke led the Big Sky in goals against average, save percentage and shutouts during the regular season.
November 2, 2010
Big Sky Names Andreassen Defensive MVP, Bednarz Top Newcomer
OGDEN, Utah – Senior Kristi Andreassen was named the Big Sky Conference Defensive Most Value Player and junior transfer Chelsea Bednarz earned Newcomer of the Year honors, highlighting 10 Lumberjacks that made the Big Sky Soccer All-Conference Teams, the conference announced Tuesday. The 10 All-Conference selections equal the 2008 squad for the most players to be honored by the Big Sky in a season in program history.
November 1, 2010
2010 Big Sky Soccer Championship Presented by Mortenson Construction
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Tickets for the 2010 Big Sky Tournament Soccer Championship presented by Mortenson Construction are on sale at the NAU Central Ticket Office starting Friday, Oct. 29 at 10 a.m. The Central Ticket Office is located in the University Union on North campus.
October 29, 2010
Soccer Completes Undefeated Conference Season With 1-0 Win
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Redshirt freshman Jennifer Beaudoin scored her first career goal in the 73rd minute and junior goalkeeper Tori Rocke made a season-high nine saves as Northern Arizona defeated Northern Colorado, 1-0, to finish the regular season undefeated in the Big Sky. The Lumberjacks also extended their school-record unbeaten streak to 11 games to end the regular season 11-3-3 overall and 5-0-1 in conference play.
October 28, 2010
Big Sky Soccer Championship Tickets on Sale Friday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Tickets for the 2010 Big Sky Soccer Championship presented by Mortenson Construction go on sale at the NAU Central Ticket Office starting Friday, Oct. 29 at 10 a.m. The Central Ticket Office is located in the University Union on North campus.
October 27, 2010
“The Foundation” Set to be Honored at Women’s Soccer Senior Day
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Four years ago, a group of 13 freshmen joined a college soccer program that had a combined 65-112-8 record in 10 seasons as a varsity sport and had never won a conference title. Four years later, 10 of those 13 high school recruits are part of a soccer program that has won two Big Sky Championships, made two trips to the NCAA tournament, won it’s first Big Sky regular season title, had an All-American, and will host its first ever Big Sky Championship.
October 26, 2010
Soccers Bednarz Named Big Sky Offensive Player of the Week
OGDEN, Utah The Big Sky conference has selected Northern Arizona junior forward Chelsea Bednarz as its Offensive Player of the Week. Bednarz, in her first season at NAU after transferring from Santa Clara, becomes the second Lumberjack to win the award after fellow junior forward Jenna Samora received the accolade last week. Northern Arizona has now received either the Big Sky Offensive or Defensive Player of the Week award for six-consecutive weeks.
October 24, 2010
Soccer Tops Eastern Washington 2-1 in OT, Clinches Big Sky Title
CHENEY, Wash. Junior Jenna Samora broke a 1-1 tie in the 94th minute to lead the Lumberjacks past Eastern Washington in overtime, 2-1, and a 0-0 tie for Northern Colorado at Montana clinched the first-ever regular season title for Northern Arizona. The Lumberjacks, who won each of the last-two Big Sky championships on the road, will host the 2010 tournament on Friday, November 5 and Sunday, November 7 at Lumberjack Stadium in Flagstaff.
October 22, 2010
Big First Half Leads Womens Soccer Past Montana, 5-0
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Northern Arizona had nine different players record points on five first half goals, including a pair of goals from senior Brandy Carr and the first-career goals for freshmen Alana DOnofrio and Dana Williams, as the Lumberjacks cruised to a 5-0 win over Montana on a frigid afternoon in Lumberjack Stadium. NAU remained the only undefeated team in Big Sky play and extended its school-record unbeaten streak to nine straight games.
October 20, 2010
Soccer to Host Montana Friday, Play at Eastern Washington Sunday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona (8-3-3, 3-0-1 BSC) brings a school-record eight game unbeaten streak into the final full weekend of Big Sky play, hosting Montana (2-11-2, 1-3-0 BSC) on Friday at 3 p.m. and playing at Eastern Washington (2-11-1, 2-2-0 BSC) on Sunday at 11 a.m. Fridays game at Lumberjack Stadium is a Blizzard Match, as all fans are encouraged to wear white to show their support for the Lumberjacks. Admission and parking for the match are free.
October 19, 2010
Soccers Samora Honored by Big Sky and College Soccer 360
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Junior forward Jenna Samora received a pair of distinctions Tuesday, as she earned Big Sky Offensive Player of the Week honors and was named as a Primetime Performer by CollegeSoccer360.com. She becomes the first Lumberjack to win Offensive Player of the Week honors this season and is also the first NAU player to make the national Primetime Performer weekly honor roll.
October 17, 2010
Womens Soccer Remains Unbeaten in Big Sky, Tops Portland State 2-0
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Junior goalkeeper Tori Rocke made a season-high seven saves for her sixth shutout of the year and Northern Arizona got a pair of goals from senior Brandy Carr and junior Jenna Samora in a three minute stretch midway through the second half to give the Lumberjacks a 2-0 win over Portland State. Northern Arizona extended its unbeaten streak to eight games, improving to 8-3-3 overall and a Big Sky-leading 3-0-1 in conference.
October 15, 2010
Womens Soccer Outlasts Sacramento State for 3-2 Victory
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Northern Arizona scored two goals in one minute and six seconds during the second half, breaking a 1-1 halftime tie, and was able to withstand a late goal to defeat Sacramento State, 3-2, on Friday afternoon at Lumberjack Stadium. The Lumberjacks saw their Big Sky-record six game shutout streak come to an end but improved to 7-3-3 overall and 2-0-1 in the Big Sky while the Hornets dropped to 5-7-1 overall and 2-1-0 in conference play.
October 13, 2010
Women's Soccer Takes Shutout Streak Home For Pair of Big Sky Games
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona (6-3-3, 1-0-1 BSC) takes a school and Big Sky record six game shutout streak into their first home conference games of the season. The Lumberjacks will face a pair of teams that opened conference play last weekend at 2-0-0, hosting Sacramento State (5-6-1 overall) on Friday at 3 p.m. and Portland State (6-7-1 overall) on Sunday at noon. Admission and parking for both games at Lumberjack Stadium are free of charge.
October 12, 2010
Soccer Earns Regional Ranking; Andreassen Player of the Week Again
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. The Lumberjacks earned a pair of notable distinctions on Tuesday, as the team earned its first ever NSCAA regional ranking and senior defender Kristi Andreassen was named Big Sky Defensive Player of the Week for the third time this season. The Lumberjacks entered the NSCAA/HendricCars.com Pacific region poll at No. 10, while Andreassens third Defensive Player of the Week award gave NAU four-straight weeks of earning the accolade.
October 9, 2010
Soccer Breaks Consecutive Shutout Records in 2-0 win at Weber State
OGDEN, Utah The Lumberjacks established new program records with their sixth-straight shutout and a school record 529 minute and 35 second shutout streak in a 2-0 win over Weber State on Saturday in Ogden. Northern Arizona, which got first half goals from senior Kristi Andreassen and junior Chelsea Bednarz, improved to 6-3-3 overall and 1-0-1 in the Big Sky while Weber State fell to 1-12-1 and 0-1-1 in conference.
October 7, 2010
Lightning, Darkness Force Womens Soccer to Shortened 0-0 Draw
POCATELLO, Idaho A 30 minute lightning delay and a late start time forced Northern Arizona and Idaho State to a scoreless draw after the game was called after only 72 minutes and 31 seconds of play. The Lumberjacks tied a school record with their fifth-straight shutout and have not allowed a goal in 439 minutes and 35 seconds. Both teams open conference play with the tie, with NAU moving to 5-3-3 overall and Idaho State now 5-6-2.
October 6, 2010
Women's Soccer to Open Big Sky Play at Idaho State and Weber State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona (5-3-2) takes a four-game winning streak and shutout streak into the start on conference play this week at Idaho State (5-6-1) on Thursday and Weber State (1-11-0) on Saturday. The Lumberjacks, picked to win the Big Sky in the preseason coaches poll, will begin conference play facing the two teams they defeated in the Big Sky Championship final over the last-two seasons.
October 5, 2010
Record Breaking Rocke Named Big Sky Defensive Player of the Week
OGDEN, Utah After recording her fourth-straight shutout and breaking the school record for career shutouts in the Lumberjacks 1-0 win over San Francisco last Friday, Northern Arizona junior goalkeeper Tori Rocke has been named Big Sky Defensive Player of the Week. The weekly award went to NAU for the third-straight week, as senior defender Kristi Andreassen earned the accolade in each of the last two weeks.
October 4, 2010
Soccer Freshman DOnofrio Making Impact on Veteran Team
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. With 23 returning players and 10 of 11 2009 starters returning this season, freshman Alana DOnofrio, as well as the seven other freshmen on the NAU roster, expected to learn from their veteran teammates without seeing significant playing time. When NAU senior defender Rebekah Schmidt missed the first four games of the season and then reinjured her knee in the sixth game of the year, DOnofrio was pressed into action.
October 1, 2010
Rocke Breaks Shutout Record as Soccer Tops San Francisco 1-0
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Junior Tori Rocke had to make just one save for her NAU record-breaking 14th career solo shutout as senior Brandy Carrs first half goal gave the Lumberjacks a 1-0 win over San Francisco. NAU recorded its fourth-consecutive shutout to end non-conference play at 5-3-2 while San Francisco was held scoreless in its sixth straight game to fall to 4-8-0.
September 29, 2010
Women's Soccer to Close Non-Conference Play Hosting San Francisco
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona (4-3-2) ends its non-conference schedule on Friday at 3 p.m. when they will host San Francisco (4-7-0) in a match up of two teams moving in opposite directions. NAU has recorded three-straight shutouts while not allowing a goal in 277 minutes and 4 seconds while USF has been shut out for five straight games and hasnt scored in 478 minutes and 28 seconds.
September 28, 2010
Andreassen Repeats as Big Sky Soccer Defensive Player of the Week
OGDEN, Utah For the second consecutive week, the Big Sky Conference has selected NAU senior defender Kristi Andreassen as its Defensive Player of the Week, the conference announced on Tuesday. Andreassen also won the award last week after scoring two game winning goals and helping NAU record a pair of shutouts. She is the only player in the conference to have received Player of the Week accolades more than once this season.
September 26, 2010
Rocke Ties Shutout Record as Soccer Upsets Loyola Marymount 2-0
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Junior goalkeeper Tori Rocke tied the NAU record with her 13th career solo shutout and the Lumberjacks used two first half goals to upset Loyola Marymount, whose only previous losses this season were against ranked teams, 2-0. NAU moved to 4-3-2 after its third-straight shutout while Loyola Marymount dropped to 7-3-0.
September 25, 2010
Soccer Looks to Continue Winning Ways Against Loyola Marymount
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Winners of three of their last four games, the Lumberjacks (3-3-2) welcome in Loyola Marymount (6-2-0) for their lone game this week on Sunday at 1 p.m. in Lumberjack Stadium. NAU has just two non-conference games remaining before opening Big Sky play on October 7.
September 21, 2010
Soccers Andreassen Named Big Sky Defensive Player of the Week
OGDEN, Utah After scoring two game winning goals and anchoring a Lumberjack defense that posted two shutouts over the weekend, Northern Arizona senior defender Kristi Andreassen has been named Big Sky Womens Soccer Defensive Player of the Week for the period of September 13 September 19, the conference announced Tuesday. Eastern Washingtons Whitney Brannan was named Offensive Player of the Week.
September 18, 2010
Womens Soccer Dominant in 3-0 Win Over Southern Utah
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Northern Arizona scored three goals in the opening 22 minutes of the game and allowed only four total shots on goal in a 3-0 victory over Southern Utah on Saturday afternoon. The Lumberjacks recorded their second shutout in as many days to improve to 3-3-2 while Southern Utah dropped to 2-3-1.
September 17, 2010
Boies Sets Assist Record as Womens Soccer Tops Air Force, 1-0
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Senior Brenna Boies established a new program record with her 19th career assist, setting up senior Kristi Andreassen in the seventh minute for the only goal of the game in a 1-0 NAU victory over Air Force. The Lumberjacks improved to 2-3-2 while the Falcons dropped to 5-3-1
September 15, 2010
Women's Soccer Returns Home to Open Four Game Homestand
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - For the first time in nearly a month, Northern Arizona (1-3-2) returns to Lumberjack Stadium to host a pair of games this weekend against Air Force (5-2-1) and Southern Utah (2-2-1). Those games will take place on Friday and Saturday, respectively, while The Thunderbirds and Falcons will meet in a neutral site game on Sunday. Admission and parking for all three weekend games at Lumberjack Stadium will be free.
September 14, 2010
Digital 2010 Womens Soccer Media Guide Now Available
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. An interactive digital version of the 2010 Northern Arizona womens soccer media guide is now available for viewing. The digital guide allows fans to virtually view and read the media guide page-by-page, with features such as a clickable table of contents and page thumbnails for easy navigation.
September 12, 2010
Women's Soccer Downed by USC, 3-1
LOS ANGELES, Calif. USC used a balanced attack to tally three goals and out-shot NAU 23-11 as the Trojans notched a 3-1 victory to conclude play in the Trojan Invitational Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles. NAU returns home from a five-game road trip with a 1-3-2 record while the previously-ranked Trojans improved to 4-1-2.
September 10, 2010
Boies' Record Day Leads Women's Soccer to 3-2 Victory
LOS ANGELES, Calif. Senior Brenna Boies tied school records for single game and career assists with three helpers and Northern Arizona got a game winner from senior Rebekah Schmidt in the 85th minute in a thrilling 3-2 victory Friday afternoon over Cal State Fullerton. The Lumberjacks improved to 1-2-2 while the Titans moved to 2-3-0.
September 8, 2010
Women's Soccer to Play Two at USC Trojan Invitational
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - After back-to-back 1-1 ties, NAU (0-2-2) looks to get into the win column this weekend with games against Cal State Fullerton (2-2-0) on Friday and USC (2-1-2) on Sunday in a tournament hosted by the Trojans in Los Angeles. The weekend will bring an end to a five-game road trip for the Lumberjacks, who will return home to begin a four-game homestand the following week.
September 5, 2010
Womens Soccer Loses Lead Again, Ties New Mexico State 1-1
LAS CRUCES, N.M. NAU junior Carolyn Savage scored her first goal of the season, but for the second-consecutive game the Lumberjacks were unable to hold on to an early lead in an eventual 1-1 tie against New Mexico State. Northern Arizona is now 0-2-2 for the season while New Mexico State moved to 2-1-2.
September 3, 2010
Women's Soccer Loses Late Lead, Draws with Arizona 1-1
TUCSON, Ariz. Northern Arizona had a 1-0 lead into the 88th minute, but Arizona found the equalizer with two minutes left in regulation and the game would end in a 1-1 tie. The Lumberjacks and Wildcats both moved to 0-2-1 after the in-state rivals played to a draw for the second-consecutive year.
August 31, 2010
Women's Soccer Continues Road Swing at Arizona, New Mexico State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - After a week off, Northern Arizona (0-2) returns to action with a pair of road contests at Arizona (0-2) and New Mexico State (2-0-1). After suffering setbacks at home against Arizona State and at UTEP, the Lumberjacks will be looking to get into the win column for the first time in 2010. NAU is in the midst of a five game road trip, and will not play again at home until September 17.
August 23, 2010
Soccers Andreassen Named Candidate for Lowes Senior CLASS Award
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. Senior soccer player Kristi Andreassen has been named one of 30 candidates for the 2010 Lowes Senior CLASS Award for womens soccer, becoming the first student-athlete from Northern Arizona University to garner the distinction.
August 22, 2010
Womens Soccer Stymied in 1-0 Loss at UTEP
EL PASO, Texas UTEP junior goalkeeper Chandra Morden made seven saves and the Miners scored the only goal of the game in the 20th minute in a 1-0 shutout of Northern Arizona on Sunday afternoon. The Lumberjacks dropped to 0-2 on the season while UTEP earned a win in its first game of the season.
August 20, 2010
Second Half Rally Comes Up Short as Womens Soccer Falls to ASU, 4-3
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. After trailing 2-0 at halftime, Northern Arizona came back to tie the game at 2-2 and 3-3 before Arizona State scored the game winner with just 1:06 left in regulation to give the Sun Devils a 4-3 win in each teams season opener. The Lumberjacks start the regular season with a loss following last Saturdays 7-1 exhibition victory over Embry-Riddle.
August 18, 2010
Soccer Opens 2010 Season Hosting Arizona State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. The Northern Arizona soccer team begins the 2010 season, which includes the defense of its back-to-back Big Sky titles, against in-state rival Arizona State Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. in a matchup of two teams that qualified for the NCAA Tournament a season ago. Admission and parking is free with fans encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs for sideline seating due to limited seating capacity caused by the construction at the facility.
August 14, 2010
Student-Athletes Support Fit Kids of Arizona
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Several members of the Northern Arizona football and soccer teams participated at the Fit Kids of Arizona Booth Aug. 13 in downtown Flagstaff at Heritage Square. The student-athletes interacted with kids getting ready for the Movies on the Square sponsored by Flagstaff Medical Center.
August 14, 2010
Womens Soccer Dominant in 7-1 Exhibition Victory over Embry-Riddle
PRESCOTT, Ariz. Senior Kristi Andreassen and juniors Jenna Samora and Chelsea Bednarz each scored twice as Northern Arizona rolled past Embry-Riddle, 7-1, in an exhibition game Saturday evening in Prescott. The match was the lone exhibition contest for the Lumberjacks, who will host Arizona State next Friday, August 20, at 4 p.m. to open the regular season.
August 13, 2010
Soccer to Open 2010 Season Saturday in Exhibition at Embry-Riddle
FLASGTAFF, Ariz. The two-time defending Big Sky champion Northern Arizona womens soccer team will face its first opposition of 2010 on Saturday in an exhibition match at 5 p.m. at Embry-Riddle. Fans are encouraged to make the short drive to Prescott to see the Lumberjacks in action. Admission is free for the match, which precedes a scrimmage between the Embry-Riddle mens soccer team and Phoenix College.
August 12, 2010
Women's Soccer Picked to Win Third Straight Big Sky Title
OGDEN, Utah - The Big Sky Conference coaches have selected Northern Arizona as the favorite to win the 2010 soccer championship, the conference announced Thursday. The two-time defending conference champions return 10 starters and 17 letterwinners in 2010, with eight seniors poised to lead the Lumberjacks to a third straight trip to the NCAA Tournament. NAU also returns three All-Big Sky first team selections and welcomes 10 newcomers for the 2010 campaign.
August 9, 2010
Soccer Opens Training, Will Hold Open Scrimmage on Wednesday
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. The two-time defending Big Sky Champion Northern Arizona womens soccer team opened practice on Friday in preparation for their exhibition game at Embry-Riddle on Saturday and their regular season opener hosting Arizona State on Friday, August 20. The Lumberjacks return 10 of 11 starters and 17 letterwinners from their 2009 roster while adding 10 newcomers in anticipation of a third-straight Big Sky title.
July 29, 2010
NAU Alum Holly Jones Hired as Full-Time Assistant Soccer Coach
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Former Northern Arizona womens soccer player Holly Jones, a part-time NAU assistant coach for the last-two seasons, has been hired as a full-time assistant, tenth-year head coach Andre Luciano announced. One of the most decorated players in Northern Arizona soccer history, Jones has experience coaching soccer at the youth, high school and collegiate levels since she graduated from Northern Arizona in 2002.
July 9, 2010
Soccer Releases 2010 Schedule, Seeks Third Straight Conference Title
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Northern Arizona womens soccer looks for its third consecutive Big Sky Conference Championship after releasing its schedule for the 2010 season on Friday. The Lumberjacks play a total of 17 games with eight home dates opening the year at home against Arizona State on August 20.
June 16, 2010
Soccer Camps Kickoff Next Week; Spots Still Available
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona University Soccer Camp will host three sessions this summer. Whether your goals are club, high school, or even college, the Northern Arizona University Soccer Camp will help you achieve those goals by providing a challenging curriculum for all campers.
June 11, 2010
Lumberjack Talk Blog: World Cup, It's Finally Here!
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Here we go again. The 2010 World Cup has officially kicked off today and the worlds game is once again in the spotlight here in the United States.
June 10, 2010
Northern Arizona Students-Athletes Post 3.07 Cumulative GPA
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. The Northern Arizona University athletics department recorded a cumulative grade point average of 3.07 GPA among its more than 300 student-athletes at the completion of the spring semester. It marked the 12th semester out of the last 13 overall that the Lumberjack student-athletes have recorded a 3.00 cumulative GPA or higher.
May 11, 2010
NAU: People Making a Difference Soccers Kristi Andreassen
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - As both a student and an athlete at Northern Arizona University, Kristi Andreassen has excelled. As a physical therapy major, she has achieved a cumulative 4.0 GPA, and was recently honored as an Academic All-American by ESPN the Magazine. A center back for the womens soccer team, she helped lead her squad to a conference championship and NCAA National Tournament appearance for the first time in school history.
May 6, 2010
Soccers Neatherton Looking Forward to Opportunity with the San Antonio Spurs
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Sarah Neatherton is probably the first soccer player signed by the NBAs San Antonio Spurs and she is looking forward to scoring with her new team when she joins their staff later this month.
April 23, 2010
Womens Soccer to End Spring Season with Alumni Game
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Northern Arizona will play three games over a 24 hour period on Friday and Saturday, culminating with the annual Alumni game to conclude the Spring schedule. The Lumberjacks will first play the NAU women's soccer club team on Friday night at 7 p.m. at the South Intramural Fields before facing the Arizona State club team Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at Lumberjack Stadium and the NAU soccer alums back on the South IM Fields at 7 p.m.
April 21, 2010
Northern Arizona Student-Athletes Host Student-Athlete for a Day
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - More than 150 student-athletes served as hosts to 140 students from Kinsey and South Beaver elementary schools during National Student Athlete for a Day on Wednesday, April 21 at Northern Arizona University. The students attended university classes throughout the morning and toured campus facilities with Lumberjack student-athletes.
April 12, 2010
Womens Soccer, NAU Alums Run Event with Special Olympics
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. On Friday, April 9, members of the Northern Arizona womens soccer team volunteered their time in helping organize and run a track and field meet for Northern Arizona Special Olympics held at Flagstaff High. The event was organized by former NAU womens basketball player Anna (Sturing) Turco, the Regional Coordinator of Northern Arizona Special Olympics, and former NAU soccer player and current assistant coach Holly Jones.
April 7, 2010
Womens Soccer Holds Clinic with Local Youth Players
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Sixteen members of the Northern Arizona womens soccer team recently held a clinic with 14 Under-8 and Under-9 girls from the Flagstaff Soccer Club at Doney Park. The clinic was run by NAU players Forrest Colavecchia and Jenna Samora, offering a unique opportunity for youth players to get hands-on experiences with members of the two-time defending Big Sky champion NAU soccer team.
April 2, 2010
Women's Soccer Announces Six-Match Spring Schedule
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. The two-time defending Big Sky Champion Northern Arizona womens soccer team will play six games over the next three weekends as a tune up for summer camp and the 2010 season beginning in August. The Lumberjacks will split home matches between Lumberjack Stadium and the South Intramural fields as well as playing at Arizona State. The complete schedule is listed below.
March 26, 2010
Spring Breakin with Soccer and Volleyball
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. Spring break is a time that every college athlete looks forward to for their escape from tough classes and workouts. This year the vacation spot was Palm Springs, California. A group of us volleyball girls decided to rent out a place in the area where we could lounge and feel the warmth of the sun for a few days.
March 25, 2010
Outstanding Student-Athletes Honored with Golden Eagle Awards
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Golden Eagle Distributors, Inc., honored 167 Northern Arizona University student-athletes for their scholastic and athletic accomplishments at the 32nd annual Golden Eagle Awards on Thursday. The Golden Eagle Awards recognize NAU student-athletes who have made significant contributions to the Lumberjack athletics program while maintaining a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average.
March 4, 2010
Women's Soccer Signs Seven for Run Towards Third-Straight Title
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. The two-time defending Big Sky Champion Northern Arizona womens soccer team has inked seven players to national letters of intent, 10th year head coach Andre Luciano has announced. The incoming freshman will help offset the loss of five seniors from the 2009 squad and join a veteran team that is expected to return 10 seniors in 2010. The Lumberjacks have won consecutive Big Sky Championships and advanced to the NCAA College Cup two years in a row.
February 15, 2010
Former Soccer Player Plays Role with U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association; Snowboard Cross Starts Monday
PARK CITY, Utah Former Lumberjack soccer player Tschana Breslin was always known for her intense playing style and passion. Now she is passing on that determination by helping some of the best in the United States in preparation for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics held Feb. 12-28.
February 8, 2010
Northern Arizona Students-Athletes Garner Record Cumulative GPA
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. The Northern Arizona University athletics department recorded its highest cumulative grade point average since 1997, recording a 3.16 GPA among its more than 300 student-athletes at the completion of the fall semester.
February 3, 2010
Womens Soccer, Club Teams Take to Shoveling South Fields
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Members of the Northern Arizona womens soccer team partnered with the NAU club sports teams on Tuesday to begin shoveling some of the feet of snow covering the south intramural fields on the Northern Arizona campus. Though the wide and deep fields of snow proved a dubious task to trek through, the athletes did their part to start the process of uncovering the fields for use in the spring.
February 1, 2010
12 Womens Soccer Players Named All-Academic Big Sky
OGDEN, Utah Northern Arizonas womens soccer team has a conference-best 12 members on the Fall Big Sky All-Academic team. All 12 of the award recipients are underclassmen, and eight of the honorees have been named Big Sky All-Academic before.
January 31, 2010
Soccer Walk on Information
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona University Womens Soccer program will be conducting a three day, try-out beginning March 1-3,2010 for current Northern Arizona University students.
January 15, 2010
Athletics Department Ranks 44th in Learfield Sports Directors Cup Fall Standings
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. The Northern Arizona University athletics department ranks tied for 44th in the Learfield Sports Directors Cup Fall Standings announced Friday.
December 17, 2009
Student-Athletes Partner with Coconino Countys From Our Family to Yours
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Northern Arizona University Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) contributed to Coconino Countys first annual county-wide Holiday Adopt-A-Family drive to help six local families in need. SAAC officers Anna Clark, Nicole Elliot, Tori Rocke and Grant Hamilton, as well as team representatives led each athletics team to donations totaling $573.
November 18, 2009
Soccers Kristi Andreassen Named Academic All-American
TOWSON, Md. Northern Arizona junior defender Kristi Andreassen has become the first Lumberjack soccer player in program history to earn All-American honors, as she has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Second Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
November 12, 2009
Women's Soccer Battles No. 1 Stanford, Falls 2-0 in NCAA Tournament
STANFORD, Calif. – After Northern Arizona held No. 1 Stanford scoreless through the opening 55 minutes of play, Cardinal junior Christen Press scored twice in the second half to lead Stanford past NAU, 2-0, in the opening round of the NCAA Women’s Soccer Tournament.
November 11, 2009
Luciano Repeats as Big Sky Soccer Coach of the Year
OGDEN, Utah Womens Soccer head coach Andre Luciano has been named Big Sky Coach of the Year for the second-consecutive season, sharing the 2009 award with Portland States Laura Schott and Idaho States Allison Gibson, the conference announced Wednesday.
November 10, 2009
Women's Soccer Returns to NCAA Tournament in Stanford
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona returns to the NCAA Womens Soccer Tournament for the second-consecutive year, facing No. 1 Stanford in the opening round on Thursday in Northern California. Fans are encouraged to see the team off on Wednesday morning at 9:30 AM at the Walkup Skydome.
November 9, 2009
Womens Soccer Headed to Stanford to Open NCAA Tournament
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. The Big Sky-Champion Northern Arizona womens soccer team will play the undefeated Stanford Cardinal, the No. 1 team in the country, in the opening round of the NCAA Women's College Cup on Thursday at 8 p.m. Arizona time in Palo Alto, Calif. Big West-champion UC Santa Barbara and BYU will meet in the other opening round matchup at 5:30 p.m. in the Stanford regional.
November 8, 2009
Womens Soccer Blasts Idaho State, 4-0, to Repeat as Big Sky Champion
PORTLAND, Ore. Sophomore Jenna Samora scored early and Kristi Andreassen, Ashley Marrapode and Sam Monahan added insurance tallies to lead Northern Arizona past Idaho State, 4-0, for their second-consecutive Big Sky Title on Sunday afternoon in Portland. The Lumberjacks earned the conferences automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament for the second time in school history.
November 7, 2009
Women's Soccer Big Sky Championship Blog - Updated Saturday
PORTLAND, Ore. - Welcome to the Northern Arizona Womens Soccer Big Sky Championship Blog Live from Portland. Click here for game notes and video content as well as live stats from all the Big Sky Championship action.
November 6, 2009
Womens Soccer Back in Big Sky Final After Shootout Win
PORTLAND, Ore. Sophomore goalkeeper Tori Rocke made two shootout saves and senior Sarah Neatherton cemented a victory for Northern Arizona as the Lumberjacks got past Portland State, 4-3, in penalty kicks after a 1-1 tie in the semifinal round of the Big Sky Soccer Championship in Portland. The Lumberjacks advanced to face Idaho State in Sundays championship final, as the Bengals defeated Eastern Washington, 2-1, in the first semifinal on Friday.
November 3, 2009
Boies, Andreassen, Samora Headline All-Big Sky Soccer Selections
OGDEN, Utah Junior defender Kristi Andreassen and midfielder Brenna Boies and sophomore forward Jenna Samora have been named to the All-Big Sky Soccer First Team, leading eight Northern Arizona soccer players to be named to the All-Conference team. Junior defender Tori Howe was named to the second team, while senior forward Sarah Neatherton, sophomore forward Corie McGuire, and junior midfielders Sam Monahan Brandy Carr earned honorable mention.
November 3, 2009
Women's Soccer Looks to Defend Title at Big Sky Championship
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona returns to the Big Sky Championship for the second-consecutive year, hoping to repeat as conference champion and earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Lumberjacks will open play against host Portland State on Friday at 5:00 PM Mountain time, preceded by the first semifinal between Eastern Washington and Idaho State. Fridays winners will meet for the Big Sky title on Sunday at Noon.
October 31, 2009
Update: Womens Soccer to Face Portland State in BSC Semifinal
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. With Idaho States 4-0 win over Weber State on Saturday, Northern Arizona finishes fourth in the Big Sky regular season standings and will face Big Sky Championship-host Portland State in the second semifinal match next Friday, November 6, in Portland. Idaho State finishes third and will face second-seeded Eastern Washington in the first semifinal on Friday, with the winners to meet on Sunday, November 8, for the Big Sky championship.
October 31, 2009
Womens Soccer Nets Two Academic All-District Selections
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Juniors Kristi Andreassen and Rebekah Schmidt have been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Womens Soccer Team for District 8, as selected by CoSida. The honors are the first for both players, as NAU and Portland State were the only Big Sky squads to have two players named to the team.
October 30, 2009
Womens Soccer Falls at Northern Colorado but Clinches Tourney Birth
GREELEY, Colo. Senior Marcie Johnson and sophomore Ariel Cook each scored twice to lead Northern Colorado to a 4-0 win and deny Northern Arizona a Big Sky regular season title on Friday night in Greeley. The Lumberjacks would have finished first in the Big Sky with a win but did clinch a spot in the Big Sky Tournament, ending the regular season at 9-8-1 and 4-3-0 in the Big Sky. Northern Colorado ends its season at 6-10-1 overall and 2-5-0 in conference play.
October 28, 2009
Women's Soccer to Close Regular Season at Northern Colorado
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Winners of three-straight games, Northern Arizona closes the regular season on Friday at Northern Colorado. With a win, the Lumberjacks could win the Big Sky regular season title, depending on other results. The Lumberjacks begin the week in second place in the conference, with the top-four teams qualifying for the Big Sky Tournament to be hosted by the regular-season champion.
October 27, 2009
NAU Blog: Soccer's Senior Sarah Neatherton Reflects on her Final Games
Women's Soccer senior forward Sarah Neatherton played her final regular-season home games last weekend, leading Northern Arizona to a 2-0 weekend record and a shot at the Big Sky Championship. The journalism major reflects on her final games as a Lumberjack for the NAU Athletics Blog.
October 25, 2009
Womens Soccer Defeats Eastern Washington on Senior Day, 4-2
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Northern Arizona scored three goals in less than eight minutes late in the first half and early in the second half to erase a 2-1 deficit and defeat conference-leading Eastern Washington, 4-2, on senior day at Lumberjack Stadium. The Lumberjacks won their third-straight game to improve to 9-7-1 overall and 4-2-0 in the Big Sky, moving ahead of Eastern Washington in the standings after the Eagles dropped to 6-8-2 on the season and 3-2-1 in conference.
October 23, 2009
Late Rally Lifts Womens Soccer Over Montana in Overtime, 2-1
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Senior Sarah Neatherton capped a Northern Arizona comeback with a goal in the seventh minute of overtime after sophomore Jenna Samora tied the game with just three minutes and 10 seconds left in regulation as the Lumberjacks got past Montana, 2-1, on Friday afternoon at Lumberjack Stadium. Northern Arizona improved to 8-7-1 overall and 3-2-0 in the Big Sky while Montana fell to 3-12-1 and 1-3-1 in conference play.
October 21, 2009
Women's Soccer to Close Home Schedule With Key Big Sky Matches
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona plays its final home games of 2009 this weekend, hosting Montana on Friday at 3 p.m. and Eastern Washington on Sunday at noon. Admission is free for both games with parking available at the NAU bookstore. Sundays game will also be senior day, as the Lumberjacks will honor their five seniors prior to kickoff.
October 17, 2009
Womens Soccer Blasts Weber State, 3-0
OGDEN, Utah Northern Arizona scored three times in the opening 60 minutes of the game and sophomore goalkeeper Tori Rocke made four saves in a 3-0 shutout of Weber State on Saturday morning in Ogden. The Lumberjacks evened their overall and conference records at 7-7-1 and 2-2-0, respectively, while Weber State lost for the ninth time in 10 games to fall to 5-9-0 overall and 1-3-0 in the Big Sky.
October 15, 2009
Second Half Rally Falls Short, Womens Soccer Falls to Idaho State, 4-2
POCATELLO, Idaho Sophomore Jenna Samora and junior Kristi Andreassen scored second-half goals, but Idaho State built an early 3-0 lead en route to a 4-2 victory over Northern Arizona on Thursday afternoon in Pocatello. The Lumberjacks dropped to 6-7-1 overall and 1-2-0 in the Big Sky while Idaho State moved to 7-5-0 and 2-1-0 in conference play.
October 13, 2009
Women's Soccer to Continue Big Sky Play at Idaho State, Weber State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Northern Arizona heads back on the road for a pair of Big Sky games this week, battling Idaho State and Weber State on Thursday and Saturday, respectively. The Lumberjacks went 1-1 on the opening weekend of conference play, falling 2-1 at Sacramento State but rebounding with a 1-0 home win over Portland State.
October 13, 2009
Lumberjack Stadium to Get Total Makeover
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Lumberjack Stadium is being torn down, but like a phoenix, it will rise again. Originally built in 1961, it is going away to make way for a newer Lumberjack Stadium that will seat 1,000 sports fans comfortably and serve as an integral part of the new Health and Learning Center.
October 12, 2009
October 23 Womens Soccer Game vs. Montana Moved to 3 P.M.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Due to ongoing construction at Lumberjack Stadium and the NAU Recreation Center, the Northern Arizona womens soccer game versus Montana on Friday, October 23, has been moved up one hour and will now begin at 3 p.m. Admission and parking will be free for the contest and all remaining 2009 home games.
October 11, 2009
Samoras Late Goal Lifts Womens Soccer Past Portland State, 1-0
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Sophomore Jenna Samora broke a scoreless tie with just four minutes and five second remaining in regulation to lead Northern Arizona to a 1-0 win over Portland State Sunday afternoon at Lumberjack Stadium. NAU won its first conference game of 2009 to improve to 6-6-1 overall and 1-1-0 in the Big Sky while Portland State dropped to 7-6-1 and 1-1-0 in conference.
October 9, 2009
Second Half Rally Leads Sacramento State Past Womens Soccer, 2-1
SACRAMENTO, Calif. Junior Kristi Andreassen gave Northern Arizona an early lead, but Sacramento State rallied with two second-half goals to earn a 2-1 victory in both teams Big Sky-opener. The Lumberjacks dropped to 5-6-1 overall and opened the conference season at 0-1 while the Hornets improved to 6-3-3.
October 7, 2009
Women's Soccer to Open Big Sky Play at Sac State, Home vs. Vikings
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Following a .500 non-conference season and a week to rest, Northern Arizona begins defense of its Big Sky title at Sacramento State on Friday and home against Portland State on Sunday. Admission is free for Sunday's contest, with parking available at the NAU Bookstore. The new entrance will be located on the south west side of Lumberjack Stadium.
October 1, 2009
Rocke Returning to Form as Big Sky Season Commences
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. As a redshirt freshman in 2008, goalkeeper Tori Rocke started all but on game for Northern Arizona on the Lumberjacks memorable run to a Big Sky championship and a berth in the NCAA Tournament. After missing the first three games of 2009 recovering from off-season shoulder surgery, Rocke has once again assumed the starting role in the Lumberjack goal.
September 28, 2009
McGuire Earns Big Sky Soccer Co-Offensive Player of the Week Honors
OGDEN, Utah Junior Midfielder Corie McGuire has been named Big Sky Co-Offensive Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday. The award is the first for McGuire and the second for Northern Arizona this season, as sophomore midfielder Lauren Zallis was named Offensive Player of the Week on August 24.
September 27, 2009
Sun, Sun Devils Defeat Womens Soccer, 4-0
TEMPE, Ariz. On a scorching, 103 degree afternoon in the desert, Arizona State junior forward Karin Volpe tallied two goals and two assists and the Sun Devils allowed only one Northern Arizona shot on a goal in a 4-0 victory. The loss ended NAUs four-game winning streak, dropping the Lumberjacks to 5-5-1, while Arizona State improved to 7-1-2.
September 25, 2009
McGuire Leads Womens Soccer to 2-1 Upset of New Mexico
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. Junior Corie McGuire scored twice, including the game winning goal on a penalty kick in the 72nd minute, as NAU rallied for a 2-1 victory over previously undefeated New Mexico. The Lumberjacks won their fourth-consecutive game to improve to 5-4-1 on the season while the Lobos dropped to 8-1-2.
September 23, 2009
Tough Road Tests Await Womens Soccer This Week
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Winners of three straight games, Northern Arizona embarks on arguably its toughest road trip of the year, playing at New Mexico Friday night and at Arizona State on Sunday afternoon. With a combined record of 12-1-4, the two opponents this week will provide a strong test for the Lumberjacks before conference play begins in two weeks.
September 18, 2009
Womens Soccer Superb Again in 4-0 Win Over Murray State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Northern Arizona scored three goals in just over nine minutes mid-way through the second half, blowing open the contest en route to a 4-0 victory over Murray State. The Lumberjacks won their third-straight game, outscoring the opposition 10-3 during that stretch, to improve to 4-4-1 while Murray State dropped to 2-4-0.
September 16, 2009
Women's Soccer to Host Murray State to End Long Homestand
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Winners of two-straight, Northern Arizona plays the last of a five-game homestand as it welcomes the Racers of Murray State. Needing a victory to get back to .500, the Jacks will play five of their next six games on the road after Fridays match, including the start of conference play. Fans are encouraged to arrive early for the contest, as there will be a free Chain Gang spirit rally beginning at 6:15 p.m. at Lumberjack Stadium.
September 12, 2009
Womens Soccer Dominates New Mexico State in 3-1 Victory
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Northern Arizona blasted a season-high 27 shots and controlled possession throughout the game in a 3-1 victory over New Mexico State Saturday night at Lumberjack Stadium. NAU won its second-straight game to improve to 3-4-1 while the first-year womens soccer team from New Mexico State dropped to 2-4-0.
September 9, 2009
Womens Soccer Outlasts Pesky Embry-Riddle, 3-1
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Sophomore Jenna Samora scored twice and sophomore Ally Cwiekowski added an insurance goal as Northern Arizona overcame a tied game with just 15 minutes left in regulation to avoid the upset and top Embry-Riddle, 3-1. The Lumberjacks ended a three-game losing streak to improve to 2-4-1 while Embry-Riddle, which plays in the NAIA, lost for the first time in 2009 and is now 2-1-3.
September 8, 2009
Women's Soccer to Continue Homestand with Embry-Riddle, New Mexico State
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Looking to break a three-game losing streak, the Lumberjacks return to the pitch to host NAIA school Embry-Riddle on Wednesday night before returning to D-I competition against New Mexico State on Saturday. Admission and parking are free for all games at Lumberjack Stadium.
September 6, 2009
Iowa Overwhelms Womens Soccer to Close Mountain Classic, 4-1
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Junior Kristi Andreassen scored her first goal of the season for Northern Arizona, but the Lumberjacks allowed a season-high four goals in a 4-1 loss to Iowa. The game was the final match of the NAU Mountain Classic, with New Mexico topping Oakland, 2-0, earlier Sunday. NAU dropped its third-straight contest to fall to 1-4-1 while Iowa improved to 3-2-0.
September 4, 2009
Womens Soccer Blanked by Oakland, 1-0
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Oakland scored the games only goal off a loose ball midway through the second half as the Lumberjacks were shut out for the second consecutive game, 1-0. NAU dropped to 1-3-1 with the loss while Oakland improved to 2-1-0. The game was the second of two on the opening day of the NAU Mountain Classic, with New Mexico topping Iowa, 1-0, earlier Friday.
September 2, 2009
Women's Soccer to Open Five-Match Homestand With Mountain Classic
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - After a record crowd saw Northern Arizona and Arizona play to a 2-2 draw last Friday, the Lumberjacks return home to begin a five-match homestand by hosting the Moutain Classic. The Jacks will face Oakland on Friday night and Iowa on Sunday afternoon. Fridays action begins with Iowa facing New Mexico at 4 p.m. while Sundays slate begins with the Lobos battling Oakland at 11 a.m.
August 30, 2009
Womens Soccer Silenced by Loyola Marymount, 3-0
LOS ANGELES, Calif. LMU goalkeeper Allyssa Clark made seven saves and the Lions built an early lead to shut out the Lumberjacks, 3-0, Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles. NAU dropped to 1-2-1 with the loss while Loyola Marymount improved to 2-1-0.
August 28, 2009
Record Crowd Watches Womens Soccer Draw with Arizona, 2-2
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. A Lumberjack Stadium record crowd of 2,187 saw Sarah Neatherton and Lauren Zallis score late in the first half as Northern Arizona played Arizona to a 2-2 draw. The Lumberjacks moved to 1-1-1 while the Wildcats are now 0-1-1.
August 25, 2009
Women's Soccer to Open Home Slate with Arizona, Travel to LMU
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Following a season-opening split in Utah, Northern Arizona returns home to host Arizona before a trip to Los Angeles to face Loyola Marymount. Admission is free for Friday night's contest and plenty of parking will be available at Lumberjack Stadium despite the construction.
August 24, 2009
Zallis Named Big Sky Soccer Offensive Player of the Week
OGDEN, Utah - Sophomore midfielder Lauren Zallis scored twice against Southern Utah on Sunday, leading Northern Arizona to a 2-0 win and earning Big Sky Offensive Player of the Week Honors. The award was the first for Zallis, who doubled her career scoring total in Sunday's victory.
August 23, 2009
Zallis Leads Womens Soccer Past Southern Utah, 2-0
CEDAR CITY, Utah Sophomore Lauren Zallis scored twice and sophomore Natasha Slaughter made five saves for her first-career shutout as Northern Arizona defeated Southern Utah, 2-0, on a windy Sunday afternoon in Cedar City. The Lumberjacks moved to 1-1 on the season while Southern Utah opened their 2009 campaign with the loss.
August 21, 2009
Womens Soccer Blanked by Utah State in Season Opener, 2-0
LOGAN, Utah Utah State scored two goals late in the first half and sophomore goalkeeper Molli Merrill recorded her first-career shutout as the Aggies handed Northern Arizona a loss in both teams season opener, 2-0.
August 18, 2009
Women's Soccer Opens Season At Utah State, Southern Utah
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Following a record-setting 2008 season and an NCAA tournament berth, Northern Arizona returns to the pitch to begin defense of its Big Sky Championship. The Lumberjacks begin the season in Utah, facing defending WAC-champion Utah State on Friday at 3:00 p.m. and Southern Utah on Sunday at noon.
August 12, 2009
Women's Soccer Picked Second in Big Sky Preseason Poll
OGDEN, Utah - Defending Big Sky Champion Northern Arizona collected two first-place votes, collecting 40 points overall in being picked to finish second in the Big Sky in the preseason coaches poll. The Lumberjacks come into the season with 10 returning starters from last season's championship squad, including 2008 Newcomer of the Year Jenna Samora.
August 10, 2009
Women's Soccer Preparing to Defend Big Sky Championship
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. The Cardinals arent the only team on the NAU campus in fierce preparation for a title defense. Across campus at Lumberjack Stadium, The Northern Arizona soccer team, winners of the 2008 Big Sky Championship, are getting into shape for their August 21 opener at Utah State. Following the programs first trip to the NCAA Tournament and a disappointing opening-round loss to Portland, the veteran Lumberjacks return all but one starter in a bid to reclaim the Big Sky title.
August 8, 2009
Lumberjacks to Hold Open Scrimmage Saturday Night
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The defending Big Sky Champion Lumberjacks will conduct an open scrimmage tonight at 7:30 pm at the South Fields on the NAU campus. Admission and parking are free for all fans as Northern Arizona begins its quest for a return trip to the NCAA womens soccer tournament.
April 14, 2009
Guevara's Memoirs from Mexico: Soccer Blog Four
MEXICO CITY, Mexico - Awaiting to arrive at the airport, I sit and reflect about this past week and my experiences. I let out a sigh of relief and the taxi driver turns around to look at me. I accomplished a lot this past week and I made it! I made it through the hard sessions of straight running and physical testing. I made it through the mountain experience and the experience of competing with high quality players.
April 12, 2009
Guevara's Memoirs from Mexico: Soccer Blog Three
April 10, 2009
Guevara's Memoirs from Mexico: Soccer Blog Two
February 28, 2009
Soccer Opens Spring Play Against Arizona