Northwestern Press

Monday, October 22, 2018

Segan helps Tribe reach CAA semifinals

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

There’s a sense of what could have been for Sarah Segan and the College of William and Mary women’s soccer team.

William and Mary raced out of the gates this fall with a 4-1 record. Segan, a former Northwestern High School standout on the pitch, scored three goals in that stretch. But in that fourth win, the season flipped upside down for the Tribe.

Segan suffered a hamstring injury against Bucknell in her team’s fifth game of the season. The redshirt sophomore missed seven games due to that injury, and William and Mary endured a seven-game losing skid.

Tigers grapplers take down Pirates

Thursday, December 21, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

With this being his senior season, Matt Peters isn’t taking anything for granted.

Ever since Peters qualified for the PIAA wrestling tournament as a freshman, luck hasn’t necessarily been on his side. Injuries have derailed his sophomore and junior seasons, keeping Peters out of postseason wrestling in each of the past two years.

But Peters is looking to put all of that behind him with one last season to go. And he’s off to a solid start in his quest to get back to Hershey for states.

Yost helps EKU reach new heights

Friday, December 15, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The bus ride home from regionals in Virginia was one with just a tad of uncertainty. History was in the Eastern Kentucky University women’s cross-country team’s grasp.

After placing third as a team in the Southeast Regionals, one place away from an automatic berth to NCAAs, the Colonels’ status was a bit unclear. While Eastern Kentucky certainly felt as if it did enough in the regular season to warrant one of the 13 at-large bids to nationals, it wasn’t a sure bet.

Mertz, Lehigh reach Patriot League playoffs

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Sabrina Mertz is the type of soccer player a coach can plug into multiple positions on the field. Whether it’s at forward or in the midfield area, Mertz doesn’t miss a beat.

This past season was a prime example of that. In her third year at Lehigh University, she played both positions for the womens soccer team and helped lead the Mountain Hawks to another successful season.

Najarian contributes in senior year

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Muhlenberg’s Jake Najarian has gone through plenty of changes during his collegiate days.

One his biggest adjustments came just a few months ago. It was an adjustment the entire football team had to deal with.

Longtime Muhlenberg football head coach Mike Donnelly passed away in early October due to complications of leukemia. He was the coach to dozens of players in 2017 and hundreds in his 21 years as coach, including Najarian for four seasons.

NW boys soccer has built a dynasty

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Every team sport has them. Dynasties develop over time and new ones are formed all the time.

The University of Alabama has dominated the collegiate football landscape over the last decade, winning four national championships since 2009. The New England Patriots have won three of the past six Super Bowls. And the Golden State Warriors, winning two of the last three NBA Finals, have become one the most popular and successful teams of all-time.

Tigers three-peat in CL

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Four Northwestern players were honored as Colonial League First Team all-stars before Thursday’s championship game against Notre Dame (Green Pond).

Two of those all-stars helped the Tigers break through in a big way against the Crusaders.

Senior Noah Meyers set up fellow senior Kenny Gawelko for the game’s first and only goal midway through the second half to lift No. 1 seed Northwestern (20-0) over No. 2 Notre Dame, 1-0, at Northern Lehigh High School.

Tigers headed to final

Thursday, October 19, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Northwestern has been atop the Colonial League boys’ soccer landscape for the past two years, winning the league titles in 2015 and 2016.

On Thursday, the Tigers will look to complete the coveted three-peat when they face Notre Dame (Green Pond) in the Colonial League championship game. Top-seeded Northwestern (19-0) disposed of No. 4 Saucon Valley (10-5-3) in Tuesday’s semifinal game, 4-0, at Northern Lehigh High School.

Boys soccer tops Falcons to stay unbeaten

Thursday, September 28, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Northwestern boys soccer head coach Nate Hunsicker doesn’t have much to complain about with this year’s squad. And after a bit of a slow start during last week’s game against Salisbury, much of the same could have been said the way the Tigers closed out the game.

After a scoreless first half between the two sides, Hunsicker and the Tigers tweaked a few things on Salisbury’s home turf. It resulted in three second-half goals, and Northwestern (12-0 overall, 7-0 in Colonial League) stayed unbeaten on the season with a 3-0 shutout over the Falcons (3-8, 2-4) last Wednesday.