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CELEBRATION — The Cats celebrate a long-awaited win after starting the season 2-10, performing a 3-0 sweep against Michigan Tech.

W Volleyball: ‘Cats get 3-0 sweep over Michigan Tech

Chris Anderson September 27, 2023

The Wildcats have struggled to gain traction after an injury to redshirt senior Jacqueline Smith seemed to derail the hopes of building on the previous 23-9 season. NMU was 2-10 on the season heading into...

LONE GOAL — The Cats took a 1-0 win against the Panthers but were unable to find the back of the net against the Cardinals, taking a weekend split before the long road trip coming up.

M Soccer: NMU takes weekend split, long road trip ahead

Lily Gouin September 22, 2023

This past weekend, the NMU men’s soccer team hosted Davenport and Saginaw Valley with the weekend coming to a split. The 'Cats took the win against Davenport on Friday but fell to Saginaw Valley 0-1...

INJURED — Graduate quarter back Mariano Valenti went down with an injury last week leading to promotion of junior QB Jake Bilitz for his first collegiate start. NMU dropped the home match up 3-34 and will look for a win against Quincy this weekend.

NMU Football: ‘Cats looking for first win against Quincy

Chris Anderson September 22, 2023

The Wildcats were faced with a challenge this week when starting quarterback Mariano Valenti went down with an injury, causing head coach Shane Richardson to switch up the game plan last minute. Junior...

HISTORY — Cats look to continue to dominate the national polls after hitting No.13 in the country for the first time in program history. NMU will be on the road this weekend against Ferris St and Saginaw Valley.

W Soccer: No. 13 NMU looks to continue dominance on the road

Chris Anderson September 22, 2023

The NMU women’s soccer team has recently broken into the DII top 25 national polls for the second straight week after going 1-0-1 over the weekend to stay undefeated. NMU was ranked No.13 in the nation,...

BACK TO BACK — Sophomore Madi Szymanski and freshman Ava Maginity took first and second place respectively, leading NMU to a first-place finish in the Northwood Open.

NMU XC: Wildcats take first overall in Northwood Invite

Lily Gouin September 15, 2023

This past weekend the NMU cross-country team traveled to Midland, Michigan to take part in the Northwood Invite to face off against 10 other teams. The ‘Cats left the meet coming out on top in first...

NEW CHALLANGES — Faced with injuries, NMU has been gaining valuable experience while junior Jacqueline Smiths shoulder heals and other key players deal with injuries.

NMU Volleyball: ‘Cats look ahead as GLIAC play approaches

Caden Sierra September 15, 2023

Despite another tough weekend and a challenging start to the season the 'Cats are still finding positives to take away as they prepare for the upcoming GLIAC schedule. Head Coach Michael Lozier acknowledged...

SURGING — The Wildcats are following up their success from last season, starting the season 4-0 and landing the No.23 spot in the national rankings. NMU will look to continue their winning streak against UW-Parkside this weekend.

W Soccer: NMU heads home after two straight shutouts on the road

Lily Gouin September 15, 2023

The No. 23 NMU women’s soccer team is back home after traveling to Illinois, playing two teams and coming out on top in both games. The ‘Cats are now 4-0 to kick off the season and have not allowed...

GETTING READY — This week marks the start of GLIAC conference play and after a disappointing game on the road against the Saints last weekend, NMU will look to make a statement against Davenport and Saginaw this weekend.

M Soccer: ‘Cats look to bring energy against GLIAC rivals

Chris Anderson September 15, 2023

After the ‘Cats started last week's road trip with a draw against a tough Lewis team, NMU was unable to follow up against Thomas More in the second match of the weekend. The Saints had complete control...

FALLING SHORT — After holding a 21-7 lead heading into the fourth quarter, Lake Erie scored 17 unanswered points point spoiling NMUs home opener.

Football: NMU fails to close at home against the Storm

Chris Anderson September 11, 2023

“It's a very good test for our team in our program to make sure that we measure ourselves to know where we want to get to and where we want to be, and you have to be able to take what actually happened...

DRAWING ATTENTION — Sophomore Tommaso Lami speeds down the field with three defenders guarding him. Lami found the lone goal for the Cats in the 1-0 win against Quincy. NMU was able to follow that with a draw against a tough Lewis team on the road.

M Soccer: Lewis University match ends in draw

Chris Anderson September 8, 2023

The Wildcats home opener wasn’t what NMU was looking for when they kicked off against Northwood University ending in a 2-4 loss, but the following game was a much-needed turnaround for the young team. “I...

STRONG START — The Cats start the season off right scoring seven goals over the two home games. NMU will travel to Illinois this weekend for two road games.

W Soccer: ‘Cats kick season off with pair of wins

Lily Gouin September 8, 2023

This past weekend, the NMU Women’s Soccer team came out on top of both of their at-home games,  setting the tone for the rest of the season. “It was very rewarding to see a good step forward in...

LOOKING AHEAD — Junior Olivia Webber added eight points in the season opening win. The Cats dropped the final three matches of the tournament, falling to 1-3.

Volleyball: ‘Cats look ahead as Duluth Open nears

Caden Sierra, Sports Writer September 5, 2023

As the first week of classes kick off on campus, the energy within the Wildcats' locker room is filled with excitement. With the season opener in the books, the team is in high spirits and eager to hit...

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