Zach Peters: August 2011 Archives

MAC ANNOUNCES NEW BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT FORMAT

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WICINSKI & HOFFMAN MENTIONED IN CHICAGO TRIBUNE

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NIU volleyball's Kristin Hoffman and Lauren Wicinski were both mentioned by the Chicago Tribune Tuesday for being named to the Preseason All-Mid-American Conference Team.  Click the links for more info.
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Celebrating its 30th anniversary season, the Summit League has announced its list of Top 30 Distinguished Contributors from the Division I era.  Among to top 30 was former Huskie E.C. Hill, who set the nets on fire during here career as a guard on the women's basketball team from 1992-94.

Hill is an NIU Athletics and Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Famer and her name can be found throughout the Northern Illinois women's basketball record book. She helped lead the Huskies to three straight NCAA Tournament berths under NIU Hall of Fame coach Jane Albright.

She was named a first-team United States Basketball Writers Association All-American, Kodak District Four All-America, preseason Street and Smith's and Basketball Times All-American, Mid-Continent Conference Player of the Year, first-team All-Mid-Con, and All-Mid-Con Tournament on a 25-6 NCAA Tourney squad that won the 1993-94 Mid-Con regular-season title with an 18-0 record, led the league and ranked 16th nationally in scoring (22.0 ppg.).

Congrats to E.C. Hill!
Thumbnail image for White_Troy MugHuskie Troy White has had a spectacular summer in the Northwood League, considered to be one of the top collegiate baseball league's in the country, and will begin the playoffs this week with Battle Creek Bombers. The team won the South Division with a record of 43-26 during the regular season and will begin a playoff series with the Green Bay Bullfrogs Aug. 15 at 7:05 p.m.

White, a native of Chicago has appeared in 62 contests this season at third base for the Bombers and even played in this year's Northwood League All Star Game. He is currently hitting .282 at the plate and is the top-fielding third basemen in the league with a fielding percentage of .961. He is also 16th in the league hits and amongst the league leaders in extra base hits with 22.

Check the links below for more information on White and the Battle Creek Bombers.



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Northern Illinois golfer Bryce Emory was in third place (211, -1) among 138 players after three rounds at the 81st Illinois State Amateur Championship, held at Glen Oak Country Club in Glen Ellyn, Ill.  The junior carded a first-round 71 and then posted consecutive 70s to wrap up the second and third rounds at the par-71, 6,741-yard course.  Emory is currently playing the fourth and final round, looking to secure a top-5 finish or better.  To follow along, click here.

NIU Women's Soccer 2011 Campaign Underway

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The Huskie women's soccer program began the 2011 season with two practices today, focusing on fitness testing in the morning and scrimmaging in the afternoon. Seniors Meaghan Bennett and Kelsey Passaglia give their thoughts on today's effort.

The team also took individual and team photos today. In my short time with the NIU women's soccer team, I can say with full confidence that Passaglia is a ham for the camera. The 1:08 mark in the video might prove that theory as well.

Now is a great time to sign up for Huskie All-Access as NIUHuskies.com's yearly NIU football position-by-position previews are available over the next two weeks.  Yesterday, the offensive line preview video went live and tomorrow the defensive backs preview will be available. 

Users can sign up for monthly and yearly packages that include access to live-streamed and archived events, such as men's and women's basketball games, men's and women's soccer matches, volleyball matches, wrestling matches, and gymnastics meets.  Users will also be able to view feature videos, highlights, and more.  

A Brief Introduction - Matt Scheerer

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After driving 2,100 miles, covering six Western states in a 53 hour span, I bring to you my first entry in Huskie Happenings. My name is Matt Scheerer and I'm the newest Assistant Media Relations Director for NIU, covering women's soccer, men's tennis and baseball.

 

I come to DeKalb from Portland State University and am a native of Vancouver, Wash. There I covered women's soccer, track and tennis, along with producing the department's video content for their website and Facebook fan page. Before PSU, I was an intern in Harvard University's Athletic Communications Office. I'm looking forward to bringing my experience in new media platforms to promote and publicize Huskie Athletics.

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While I could probably write a book about all the driving I've done the last two weeks, a North Dakota wedding included, and my experience in Sidney, Neb., the birthplace of Cabelas - The World's Foremost Outfitter - I'm keeping the entry short and simply using this as an introduction. So if you see me at a game, say hello and introduce yourself.

 

Until next time, Go Huskies.