The Daily Eastern News

Novotny named Eastern Illinois Male Senior Athlete of the Year

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...

Evansville beats Eastern 2-0

September 17, 2017

  The Eastern men’s soccer team allowed just three shots on goal against Evansville Sunday on the road, but two of those shots were able to find the back of the net, as the Panthers lost their...

Panthers set for home opener

August 31, 2017

While the Eastern men’s soccer team still has not won a game to this point, it has not lost either. In two matches, so far this season, it has tied to Green Bay and Milwaukee. The offense has been a...

Four-year-starter Novotny ready to lead

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...

Newcomers, Novotny lead Panthers into postseason

Sophomore Kris Luke battles attempts to get a shot off against Western Saturday, Oct. 29 at Lakeside Field. The Panthers finished the season 5-11-1 to earn a playoff trip.
November 7, 2016

The Eastern men’s soccer team came into the season with three wins in the previous season, one of which came in the conference. This year’s team featured many new faces and the Panthers were able to...

Novotny wins Co-Defensive Player of the Week

Junior goalkeeper Mike Novotny blocks a shot by Fort Wayne junior midfielder Edel Ensaldo Bustos during the Panthers’ 1-0 win Sunday at the west practice field. Novotny made six saves in the match.
October 24, 2016

After turning in an impressive seven save performance to help Eastern earn their first conference win of the year on Sunday, Panther junior goalkeeper Mike Novotny was named the Summit League co-defensive...

Men’s soccer wins 1-0 over IPFW

Freshman forward Alex Castaneda moves the ball downfield during the Panthers’ 1-0 win against Fort Wayne Sunday at the west practice field. Castaneda scored Eastern’s lone goal as the team earned its first Summit League win of the season.
October 23, 2016

Eastern freshman Alex Castaneda sent the Panther bench into a frenzy when he made what would be the game deciding goal with 14 minutes to play in the second half of Eastern's 1-0 win over Indiana University-Purdue...

Three games remain for men’s soccer

October 19, 2016

The Eastern men’s soccer team was rained out on Wednesday night at Cincinnati for its final non-conference game. Looking ahead, Eastern has three games remaining this year, all against Summit...

Men’s soccer heads north for match with NIU

October 10, 2016

With a seven-game losing streak and almost a month since the last win, the time is now for the Eastern men’s soccer team to turn it around with a trip to face the Northern Illinois Huskies on Tuesday...

A look at men’s soccer, Summit League

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

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...

Men’s soccer team falls short of expectations

Members of the Eastern men's 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.
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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