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 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
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 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 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
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 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 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 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.
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.
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 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 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 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.