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The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

Men’s soccer hosts final home match Saturday

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor October 25, 2018

Just days after its best offensive performance of the season, Eastern’s men’s soccer team had one of its lowest shooting performances of the season. Against Oral Roberts on Saturday, the Panthers...

Novotny named Eastern Illinois Male Senior Athlete of the Year

Staff Report June 15, 2018

Mike Novotny, the goalkeeper for the Eastern men’s soccer team, has been named the Eastern Illinois Male Senior Athlete of the Year for the 2017-18 academic year. According to a press release, the...

Sophomore Andre Nappa kicks the ball toward the middle of the field. The men’s soccer team has been shut out six games in a row.

Men’s soccer team heads to Bradley

Vince Lovergine, Men's Soccer Reporter October 9, 2017

The Eastern men’s soccer team will travel to Bradley University Tuesday and conclude its three game road-trip against the Braves in Peoria. The Panthers have struggled as of late, getting shutout in...

Men’s soccer team ties draw record

Vince Lovergine, Men's Soccer Reporter September 24, 2017

  The Eastern men’s soccer team opened Summit League play on Saturday, and held No. 23 Omaha scoreless in the 0-0 draw. In the draw, Eastern tied their record for draws in a season—a record...

Men’s soccer opens season in Wisconsin

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor August 24, 2017

Eastern head coach Kiki Lara expects his team to come out of its first regular season games this weekend with a 2-0 record, and he and his team intend to do it against a pair of Wisconsin teams they went...

Eastern’s Andre Nappa tiptoes near the out of bounds line and strikes the ball as a St. Xavier defender closes in at Lakeside Field. Eastern beat St. Xavier 2-0 in what was their final exhibition match of the season.

Eastern returns ready for 2017 season

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor August 22, 2017

Despite the Eastern men’s soccer team being selected to finish last in the Summit League’s head coaches preseason poll, confidence around the program is high right now as the team looks to take a leap...

Four-year-starter Novotny ready to lead

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor August 20, 2017

The Eastern men’s soccer team is a squad that prides itself, and focuses on maintaining a strong defensive identity. They have acquired a reputation as being one of the stouter defensive units in the...

Sophomore defender Jacob Lysik moves the ball upfield during the Panthers game against Marshall University on Sept. 4, 2016. The Panthers lost, 1-0.

Men’s soccer team traveling to Wright State

Mark Shanahan, Assistant Sports Editor September 20, 2016

  The men’s soccer team continues its three-game road trip still in search of its first win away from Lakeside Field this season. The Panthers will head to Wright State, a member of the Horizon...

Column: Newcomers, young players stepping up for men’s soccer team

Mark Shanahan, Assistant Sport's Editor September 13, 2016

Newcomers and underclassmen have been key to the men’s soccer team this season, and that trend needs to continue moving forward if the Panthers want to compete in the Summit League. With three games...

A look at men’s soccer, Summit League

Mark Shanahan, Assistant Sports Editor September 8, 2016

With each team in the Summit League three or four games into the season, it looks like Denver is the team to beat, like most predicted at the start of the year. Denver started off the season with...

Three earn All-Summit league honors for men’s soccer

Mark Shanahan, Staff Reporter November 18, 2015

The Summit League awarded sophomore goalkeeper Mike Novotny and newcomers freshman midfielder Brendan McDonough and freshman forward Trevor Kerns with end of the season accolades. The three Eastern...

Members of the Eastern mens soccer team huddle up before their final game of the season against Omaha on Saturday. The Panthers finished with a 1-5 record in Summit League conference play.

Men’s soccer team falls short of expectations

Maher Kawash, Staff Reporter November 9, 2015

The Eastern men’s soccer team came into this season with a new coach, and plenty of optimism as there was hope of improving on a previous three win season. Now the season has officially come to a...

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