The Daily Eastern News

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 Eastern athletic department presents the award to the top senior athlete for their athletic success...

Evansville beats Eastern 2-0

JJ Bullock, Assistant Sports Editor

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 second game in a row 2-0. The two teams finished with very similar looks on the stat sheet, but...

Panthers set for home opener

Vince Lovergine, Men's Soccer Reporter

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 struggle so far as the team has combined for just two goals in two games. Senior goalie Mike Novotny...

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 Summit League. However, if there is one rule of thumb that holds true in soccer, it is that your de...

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.

Mark Shanahan, Assistant Sports Editor

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 reach the conference tournament for the first time since 2008. This year, the Panthers finished...

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.

JJ Bullock, Men's Soccer Reporter

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 player of the week. "It's a pretty cool feeling being named one of the defensive players of the...

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.

JJ Bullock, Men's Soccer Reporter

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 Fort Wayne Sunday. The goal by Castaneda was a rocket ball from outside the box that...

Three games remain for men’s soccer

Mark Shanahan, Assistant Sports Editor

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 League opponents. Luckily for the Panthers, two of the final three games will be played at Lakeside Fiel...

Men’s soccer heads north for match with NIU

Mark Shanahan, Assistant Sports Editor

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 night. While they haven’t been winning, they also haven’t been scoring. The Panthers have...

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 a 1-1 draw against No. 30 ranked Monmouth on the road. Since then, Denver has won three straight ro...

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 players were named to the end of the year all-league teams that are voted on by the Summit League co...

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.

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 close, it ends in similar fashion as the Panthers finished with just three wins on the season for the...

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