NAU Women’s Soccer Welcomes Eight to the 2017 RosterFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University women's soccer team has added 8 future Lumberjacks to an already skilled roster of players. Under the direction of Head Coach Andre Luciano and his staff, the newest additions from across the country will join the team in the fall of 2017.
NAU Student-Athletes Continue to Graduate at a High RateINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Northern Arizona University’s NCAA Graduation Success Rate of 84 leads the Big Sky Conference, according to a national report released Tuesday. The NCAA developed the GSR for Division I institutions in 2002 in response to college and university presidents who wanted more accurate graduation data. NAU’s rate is the second-highest in the state of Arizona amongst the Regent institutions.
Season Rewind: NAU Soccer Exceeds Expectations in 2016FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team was picked fifth in the Big Sky preseason polls – they finished third. The NAU women’s soccer team lost four of its first five games – they finished the season on an eight-game unbeaten streak. Few expected the NAU women’s soccer team to even qualify for the postseason – they made it to the championship round. The NAU women’s soccer team started the season 1-4 – they finished 5-2 in the final stretch.
NAU Soccer Edged in PK's in Big Sky Championship, Five 'Jacks Make All-Tournament TeamCHENEY, Wash. – In the Big Sky Championship game, the Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team tied the Eastern Washington Eagles after 120 minutes, but fell in penalty kicks to finish 10-7-5 for the 2016 campaign and barely miss an NCAA Tournament berth. Head Coach Andre Luciano and the Lumberjacks rounded out the season on a 10-game unbeaten streak dating back to Oct. 9, winning four of their last five contests.
Goebel's Brace Carries NAU Soccer Into Big Sky Tournament ChampionshipCHENEY, Wash. – The Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team will compete for its fourth Big Sky Tournament title in program history on Sunday, Nov. 6 after today’s 3-2 victory over No. 3 Sacramento State University. Head Coach Andre Luciano and the Lumberjacks took down the Hornets in today’s semifinal game and will face the winner of No. 4 Eastern Washington and No. 1 University of Idaho at 1 p.m. MST on Sunday.
NAU Soccer Advances to Big Sky Conference Tournament SemifinalsCHENEY, Wash. – It was a matchup of the 2014 and the 2015 Big Sky Tournament Champions. This morning’s (Nov. 2) contest featuring the No. 3 Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team and the No. 6 University of Northern Colorado was an exciting one as Head Coach Andre Luciano and the Lumberjacks finished on top by a final score of 2-1. The ‘Jacks live another day to face No. 2 Sacramento State in the semifinals on Friday, Nov. 4 at 10 a.m. MST.
Five NAU Soccer Players Earn All-Conference NodsOGDEN, Utah – The Big Sky Conference office announced today, Nov. 1, the All-Conference Teams for women’s soccer. A total of five Lumberjacks made the final ballot, with junior forward Adrian Nixt being named to the First Team. Redshirt freshman Carly Gamble, true freshman Amanda Bennett, redshirt junior Missy Kettelkamp and senior Lindsay Doyle all received Honorable Mention nods.
Big Sky Conference Quarterfinals on Tap for NAU SoccerFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After a No. 3 seed-clinching win on Friday (Oct. 28) over Southern Utah, the Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team is locked in for the first round of the Big Sky Conference Championships. Head Coach Andre Luciano and the Lumberjacks will face the No. 6 seed University of Northern Colorado on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 10 a.m. MST in the quarterfinals.
NAU Soccer Downs the T-Birds, Clinches the No. 3 Seed for Big Sky Tournament ActionFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team knew they had secured a spot in the Big Sky Conference Tournament before tonight’s (Oct. 28) match even kicked off. However, Head Coach Andre Luciano and the Lumberjacks did not let that deter them from sending NAU’s six seniors out in style and capping off the regular season with a win. The ‘Jacks took down Southern Utah by a final score of 3-0 to finish the regular season 8-7-4 including a 5-2-3 clip in conference action.
NAU Soccer Set for Senior Night and Last Regular Season Game of 2016FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team will honor its six seniors on Friday, Oct. 28, against Southern Utah as they make one final push for a Big Sky Tournament berth. Head Coach Andre Luciano and the Lumberjacks are coming off a strong weekend in Idaho and currently sit in a tie for fourth in the conference standings. Just three teams are locked in for the postseason thus far, but a win over the Thunderbirds guarantees a ticket to the Big Sky Championships.
NAU Soccer Comes up Big in Pocatello, Beats Idaho State 1-0POCATELLO, Idaho – The Northern Arizona women’s soccer team is making its last push for a post-season appearance and is getting closer after a 1-0 win over Idaho State today, Oct. 23. Head Coach Andre Luciano and the Lumberjacks are now 7-7-4 on the year and 4-2-3 in the Big Sky. If Idaho wins today, they will gain sole possession of first place with Eastern Washington and Sacramento State in a tie for second. Regardless of the outcome of Weber State versus Portland State today, Northern Arizona and Montana are next in line in the standings with 15 points apiece.
NAU Soccer's Dickmann Tallies Career High 13 Saves in 2-2 Draw at IdahoMOSCOW, Idaho – Coming off a huge victory over Eastern Washington last week (Oct. 16), the Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team used this momentum to propel them into yet another tough match at league-leading University of Idaho this afternoon, Oct. 21. The Lumberjacks and Vandals ended in a 2-2 draw, as Idaho scored in the final five seconds of regulation, making it NAU’s sixth overtime match this season. Northern Arizona is now 6-7-4 overall and 3-2-3 in the Big Sky while Idaho remains atop the standings at 8-4-4 and 5-1-2 in the Big Sky.
NAU Soccer Hits the Road for Idaho, Idaho StateFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team is making the turn into the final two weeks of the regular season with league-leader University of Idaho and Idaho State up next. Coming off a prominent victory over the Eagles of Eastern Washington last Sunday, Oct. 16, Head Coach Andre Luciano and the Lumberjacks are ready for yet another challenging two games ahead of them. Northern Arizona will take on the Vandals this Friday, Oct. 21 at 3 p.m. MST and close out the weekend at Idaho State on Sunday, Oct. 23 at noon MST.
NAU Soccer's Adrian Nixt Picks Up Big Sky Offensive Player of the Week HonorOGDEN, Utah – Northern Arizona University women’s soccer player Adrian Nixt picked up her first career Offensive Big Sky Player of the Week honor the conference office announced today, Oct. 18. The junior forward scored three goals in NAU’s unbeaten homecoming weekend finishing in a tie versus Montana and taking down the now second place Eastern Washington University Eagles.
NAU Soccer Hands Eastern Washington First Big Sky Loss of 2016FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With a win over the Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team this afternoon, Oct. 16, Eastern Washington would have claimed sole possession of first place in the Big Sky standings. Not only did Head Coach Andre Luciano and the Lumberjacks hand the Eagles their first conference loss of the season and just second loss on the year, but also broke EWU’s impressive 10-game unbeaten streak. By a final score of 3-1, NAU moves to 6-7-3 overall including a 3-2-2 clip in the Big Sky. Eastern Washington drops to 10-2-3 overall and 4-1-2 in the Big Sky.
Two Late Goals for NAU Soccer Ends in Double OT Tie Versus the GrizFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team showed its resiliency yet again tonight, Oct. 14, versus the University of Montana in the first of two conference games this weekend. After being down 2-0 with less than five minutes to go in regulation, the Lumberjacks notched an incredible comeback scoring in the 86th and 89th minutes to send the game into overtime. By a final score of 2-2, Head Coach Andre Luciano and the Lumberjacks are now 5-7-3 overall and 2-2-2 in the Big Sky, while the Griz moves to 6-5-4 overall and 2-2-2 in the Big Sky.
Homecoming Weekend On Tap for NAU Women's SoccerFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team looks to bounce back at home this Friday (Oct. 14) and Sunday (Oct. 16) after most recently falling to Northern Colorado on the road. With just five games remaining in the regular season, it’s crunch time for Head Coach Andre Luciano and his team as they are set to host Montana and Eastern Washington in a jam-packed homecoming and NAU Soccer alumni weekend.
NAU Soccer Halted on the Road at Northern ColoradoGREELEY, Colo. – The Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team, coming off a victory at North Dakota, closed out the weekend up north versus Northern Colorado on the Bears’ home turf. Head Coach Andre Luciano’s squad certainly put up a fight, but fell short at Northern Colorado today, Oct. 9, by a final score of 3-0. The Lumberjacks are now 5-7-2 on the year and 2-2-1 in the Big Sky while the Bears move to 8-5-1 overall and 3-2 in the Big Sky.
Lumberjack Soccer Edges North Dakota, 2-1, in Grand ForksGRAND FORKS, N.D. – The Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team notched its second Big Sky win of the season over the University of North Dakota to move to 5-6-2 overall and 2-1-1 in conference play. Senior forward Lindsay Doyle and junior forward Adrian Nixt both scored for the Lumberjacks this afternoon, Oct. 7, to walk away with a 2-1 victory in Grand Forks. The Fighting Hawks drop to 1-9-2 on the year and 0-4 in the Big Sky.
NAU Soccer Earns NSCAA Team Academic Award for the 14th Straight YearKANSAS CITY, Mo. – For the 14th consecutive season, the Northern Arizona University women's soccer team has received the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Team Academic Award. The Lumberjacks posted a cumulative team grade point average of 3.40 for the 2015-16 academic year.
NAU Soccer Prepares for Two-Game Road Swing at North Dakota, Northern ColoradoFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team will be back in action after a week to prepare for two Big Sky opponents in the University of North Dakota on Friday, Oct. 7 and University of Northern Colorado on Sunday, Oct. 9. The Lumberjacks, now 1-1-1 in conference and 4-6-2 overall following the loss at Weber State, now prepare for their second and third straight road games of Big Sky campaign before returning home to face Montana and league-leading Eastern Washington the weekend of Oct. 14-16.
NAU Soccer Drops First Big Sky Match of the Season at Weber StateOGDEN, Utah – The Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team dropped its first Big Sky game of the season to the Weber State Wildcats this afternoon, Sept. 30, by a final score of 3-1. The Lumberjacks finished with nearly every statistical category in their favor, but two unfortunate goals against them in the first half gave the Wildcats enough momentum to finish on top. Head Coach Andre Luciano and the ‘Jacks drop to 4-6-2 on the season, 1-1-1 in conference, but look to bounce back at North Dakota on Friday, Oct. 7 in Grand Forks, N.D.
Lumberjack Soccer Ready for Lone Game of the Weekend at Weber StateFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team is coming off an unbeaten Big Sky opening weekend with a win over Portland State and tie versus Sacramento State. Now 4-5-2 overall and 1-0-1 in conference play, Head Coach Andre Luciano and the Lumberjacks are set for another Big Sky showdown in Ogden, Utah against the Wildcats of Weber State on Friday, Oct. 30.
NAU Soccer Battles Sac State in Double Overtime TieFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team gutted out a double overtime tie this afternoon, Sept. 25, against Sacramento State to move to 4-5-2 on the season and 1-0-1 in Big Sky play. The Hornets were also coming off a conference-opening win against Southern Utah and jump out to 3-4-3 in the 2016 campaign while matching NAU’s 1-0-1 clip in conference action. Senior forward Lindsay Doyle tallied the Lumberjacks’ lone goal of the afternoon, her first of the season and ninth career goal.
NAU Soccer Kicks Off the Big Sky Season With an Overtime Win Over Portland StateFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team entered tonight’s (Sept. 23) contest having never lost at home against Portland State dating back to 1997. This unbeaten streak remains fully intact as the Lumberjacks are now 13-5-5 all-time versus the Vikings, 4-5-1 on the season and 1-0 in Big Sky Action following this evening’s 2-1 overtime victory. Freshman forward Shelbie O’Connor tallied her first career goal while junior forward Adrian Nixt picked up her fourth game-winner of the 2016 campaign. This moves Nixt into a tie for fourth in both game-winners in a season (4) and career game-winners (7) in NAU program history.
NAU Soccer to Open Big Sky Action Against Portland State, Sacramento StateFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – With the non-conference season behind them finishing 3-5-1, the Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team is set for its conference-opening weekend (admission will be free) at home against Portland State on Friday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. and Sacramento State on Sunday, Sept. 25 at 12 p.m. Head Coach Andre Luciano and the Lumberjacks are coming off an overtime victory against Colorado College and now turn to Big Sky action to keep their momentum alive.
An Overtime Thriller Victory for NAU Women's Soccer at Colorado CollegeCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team pick up its first road victory of the 2016 campaign to close out the non-conference season this afternoon, Sept. 18. Freshman defender Amanda Bennett and junior defender Riley Porter both recorded their first career goals, and junior forward Adrian Nixt notched the golden goal in overtime for her third goal this season and third game-winner. Head Coach Andre Luciano and the Lumberjacks are now 3-5-1 as they head into Big Sky action this Friday, Sept. 23 versus Portland State.
NAU Soccer Battles on the Road, Falls at Air Force 3-1COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team fell to Air Force this evening, Sept. 16, by a final score of 3-1. Junior forward Adrian Nixt recorded her third goal of the season to put NAU on the board, but it was not enough to combat a hot second half from the Falcons. Head Coach Andre Luciano and the Lumberjacks fall to 2-5-1 on the season while USAFA moves to 3-2-1.
Final Two Non-Conference Games Ahead for NAU SoccerFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Just two non-conference games remain for the Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team. Now 2-4-1 on the season, Head Coach Andre Luciano and the Lumberjacks will head to Colorado Springs, Colo. for a two-game road swing at the United States Air Force Academy and Colorado College on Sept. 16 and Sept. 18, respectively. The ‘Jacks are starting to hit their stride at the right time and look to build off a win and tie this past weekend (Sept. 9-11) in the Mountain Classic.
NAU Soccer and UNM End in Double Overtime TieFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team, on the final day (Sept. 11) of the 2016 NAU Mountain Classic, ended in a double overtime 0-0 draw versus the University of New Mexico in Lumberjack Stadium. Head Coach Andre Luciano and the Lumberjacks are now 2-4-1 on the season with just two non-conference games remaining before Big Sky action kicks off.
NAU Soccer Back on Track With 1-0 Victory Over UICFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The 73rd minute was a golden moment for the Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team tonight, Sept. 9, in Lumberjack Stadium. The ‘Jacks took down the University of Illinois-Chicago by a final score of 1-0 thanks to junior forward Adrian Nixt's second goal of the season. NAU jumps out to 2-4 on the year with one more game in the annual NAU Mountain Classic remaining on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 2 p.m. versus University of New Mexico.
NAU Soccer To Host Annual Mountain Classic This Weekend, Sept. 9-11FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team (1-4) enters the week searching for another win this season as they are set for the annual NAU Mountain Classic. Head Coach Andre Luciano and the Lumberjacks will play host to three teams in Grand Canyon University, University of Illinois-Chicago and University of New Mexico. Northern Arizona will take on Illinois-Chicago on Friday, Sept. 9 at 8 p.m. and New Mexico on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 2 p.m.
NAU Soccer's Young Squad Still Finding Their Stride in Loss at GCUPHOENIX, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team fell to Grand Canyon University this evening, Sept. 2, by a final score of 5-0 in GCU Stadium. Head Coach Andre Luciano’s young crew continues to fight through early growing pains as they drop to 1-4-0 on the season while the Lopes also move to 1-4-0 in 2016.
The 'Lopes and 'Jacks Ready to Square Off in PhoenixFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Coming off two losses at the UNLV Invitational this weekend, Head Coach Andre Luciano and the Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team is ready to get back to their winning ways against Grand Canyon University this Friday, Sept. 2. This weekend’s matchup in the valley is bound to be a good one as NAU itches for redemption after being handed an overtime loss last season for the first time in program history. Kick-off is set for 7 p.m. in GCU Stadium.
Two Second-Half Goals Lifts UC Davis Over NAU Women's SoccerLas Vegas, Nev. – With both UC Davis and Northern Arizona women’s soccer coming off Friday (Aug. 26) losses of the UNLV Invitational, it was evident both teams were hungry for a win. The Lumberjacks were seeking their first win over the Aggies – in the three games played in program history – but fell short to close out the weekend in Vegas. Northern Arizona falls to 1-3 on the season after today’s (Aug. 28) 2-0 loss while UC Davis improves to 2-2 overall and owns the all-time series record of 3-0 versus NAU.
Lumberjack Soccer Heads to Vegas for 2016 UNLV InvitationalFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – After a split weekend falling to Utah Valley and beating the Aggies of New Mexico State 1-0, the Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team looks to continue its win streak at the 2016 UNLV Invitational in Las Vegas, Nev. this weekend, Aug. 26-28. Head Coach Andre Luciano and the Lumberjacks will face UNLV on Friday, Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. before closing out the weekend with a neutral match against UC Davis on Sunday, Aug. 28 at 10:30 a.m.
NAU Soccer Drops Hard-Fought Battle at UNLVLAS VEGAS, Nev. – The Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team dropped game number three of the season to UNLV this evening, Aug. 26, by a final score of 3-2. Junior forward Anna Goebel and sophomore forward Mei-Te Coco connected on NAU’s two goals of the night – their first goals of the season – with sophomore midfielder Victoria Cooper tallying one assist. The Lumberjacks fall to 1-2 overall while UNLV improves to 3-0 on the season.
NAU Women's Soccer Takes Down NMSU 1-0 For First Win of the SeasonFLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team notched its first victory of the 2016 campaign over New Mexico State this afternoon, Aug. 22, by a final score of 1-0. Junior forward Adrian Nixt, off an assist from senior forward Lindsay Doyle, gave NAU its lone goal of the afternoon to lift the ‘Jacks to 1-1 on the year. The all-time series record between the two squads moves to 2-0-1 in favor of Northern Arizona.