Sport Clubs

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Club Name

President    

Email

Website

Aikido

Lindsey Rodriguez

Baseball

Justin Harris

Bass Fishing

Steve McClone z1595129@students.niu.edu

Dodgeball

Mathew Soulis mt72soul@yahoo.com

Dodgeball Club

Disc Golf

Alejandro Lopez  z1552242@students.niu.edu 

Equestrian

Jessica Lucas

Fencing

Brandy Howard

Gymnastics

Corey Buzzard  coreybuzzard@sbcglobal.net 

Hap Ki Do

Andrez Beltran  z1577908@students.niu.edu 

Ice Hockey

Brett Wheeler

Jiu Jitsu (Brazilian)

Mitch Kazuk

Lacrosse    (Men's)

Dave Jasper

Paintball

Christopher Nye  z1540509@students.niu.edu 

Power Lifting 

Chase Shotts shottstrength@gmail.com 

Quidditch

Micah Jade Haji-Sheikh       NIUQuidditch@gmail.com  

Racquetball

Amanda Hayes z1634292@students.niu.edu 

Rugby   (Men's)

Thaddeus Hupp

Rugby  (Women's)

Rose DiBalsamo

Roller Hockey

Tom Budznski budzynskit@gmail.com 

Soccer

Nikolaos Tsiagalis ntsiagalis@niu.edu 

Swim

David Kiel

Tae Kwon Do & Hap Ki Do Korean Martial Arts 

Andrez Beltran z1577908@students.niu.edu

Tae Kwon Do

Andrez Beltran z1577908@students.niu.edu 

Tennis

Rob Willer  robwiller@comcast.net 

Track & Field

Taylor Dupree niutracksecretaryt@gmail.com

Triathlon

Matt Jennings

Ultimate Frisbee

Jimmy Sykora

Volleyball (Men's) 

Mike Newton

Water Polo  

David Kiel
dkiel442@hotmail.com

Waterski & Wakeboard

Joseph Stelzer z1552301@students.niu.edu

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Aikido

Classification of Club: Co-Ed Recreational

President: Wesley Lorch Email:z1662789@students.niu.edu
Treasurer: Susan Ficken Email: susan_19@hotmail.com
Advisor: Phil Voorhis Email: pvoorhis.niu.edu
Chief Instructor: Brian Green Email: beejaagee7@yahoo.com

Qualifications and Experience: Brian has served as an instructor in the NIU and DeKalb community since 1986.

Associations club holds membership with: Midwest Aikido Federation

Club Purpose and/or Objectives:
To promote respect and understanding for another culture through the study and practice of Aikido.
To study Japanese language, culture and tradition, all of which are integral to the study of Aikido.
To promote awareness of Aikido on the NIU campus.
To interact with other cultural diversity groups at NIU, and support their organizations.
To develop and maintain an affiliation with the Northern Illinois Aikikai, the Midwest Aikido Federation, and the United States Aikido Federation.

Club Website: http://www.sa.niu.edu/Aikido%20Club.html

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Baseball

Classification of Club: Men's Competitive

President: Justin Harris
Email: z1572086@niu.edu
Vice President: Jason Conklin Email: z1581402@students.niu.edu
Secretary: Mike Trotta Email: trottsox5@yahoo.com
Treasurer: Greg Muir Email: jr_gcm@yahoo.com
Advisor: William Hughes Email: whughes@niu.edu

Associations club holds membership with: National Club Baseball Association (NCBA)

Club Purpose and/or Objectives:
To obtain a home field to host home tournaments and games.
To compete with other teams in the NLBA.

Club Website: http://www.hometeamsonline.com/teams/?u=NIUCLUBBASEBALL&s=baseball&t=c

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Bass Fishing 

 Classification of Club: Co-Ed Competitive

President: Steve McClone 
Email: smcclone@niu.edu 
Vice President: Dan Kosycarz Email:dkosycarz@yahoo.com
Secretary: Katie Alsup Email: A_Katie@rocketmail.com
Treasurer: Chase Odeen  Email: chaseodeen@yahoo.com

Club Purpose and/or Objectives:
To obtain more experience fishing.
To compete with other fishing teams across the region in order to qualify for nationals.

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Dodgeball

Classification of Club: Co-Ed Recreational 

President: Mathew Soulis  Email: mt72soul@yahoo.com
Vice President: Kevin McNary  Email: kmcnary10@gmail.com
Secretary: Alicia Pfeiffer  Email: poetryfreak54@yahoo.com
Club Advisor: Todd Gilson   Email: tgilson@niu.edu

Associations club holds membership with: Midwest Dodgeball Association

We play at the Recreational Center twice every week

Club Purpose and/or Objectives:

To promote teamwork and social networking through athletic friendly competition. To increase reflexes, flexibility, and communication skills subconsciously during play. To increase the athletic lifestyles of otherwise dormant college students.

Club Website: http://www.facebook.com/groups/111784452185654/

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Disc Golf 

Classification of Club: Co-Ed Recreational 

President: Nick Craven  Email: z1652479@students.niu.edu
Vice President: Alejandro Lopez  Email: z1552242@students.niu.edu 
Secretary: Taylor Norton   Email: z1658414@students.niu.edu 

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Equestrian

Classification of Club: Co-Ed Competitive and Instructional

Co-President: Jessica Lucas Email:z1606226@students.niu.edu
Co-President: Philip Weber Email: PWeber1@niu.edu
Co-Vice President: Kelly Johnson Email: Kelly.m.johnson@hotmail.com
Secretary: Jenny Negele Email: Jennynegele@gmail.com
Treasurer: Anna Casali Email: z1606056@students.niu.edu
Advisor: Ann Carrel Email: acarrel@niu.edu

Head Coach: Joleen Dewitt

Qualifications and Experience: Joleen is the Showplace Productions horse show event coordinator. She is also a trainer to Tally-Ho. She has coached NIU Equestrian for over eight years and she is the Regional President of IHSA (Intercollegiate Horse Show Association).

Associations club holds membership with: Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA), United States Hunter/Jumper Association (USHJA).

Normal Practice Times: 
Contact club for normal practice times.  

Club Purpose and/or Objectives:
The NIUET (NIU Equestrian Team) is a co-ed organization dedicated to adding a unique and fun element of athletic diversity to the NIU community through equestrian sports. Members of the NIUET pride themselves in successful competition, teamwork, positive and sportsmanlike demeanor, and improvement of the community through service activities.

Club Website: http://www.sa.niu.edu/equestrian/index.html

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Fencing

Classification of Club: Co-Ed Competitive and Recreational

President: Brandy Howard Email: brandyhoward21@gmail.com
Vice President:  Ethan Peterman Email: cadetpeterman@yahoo.com 
Treasurer: Emily Medina Email: Z1644622@students.niu.edu
Secretary: Emily Medina Email: Z1644622@students.niu.edu 
Advisor: John Dickerman Email: jdickerman@niu.edu

Senior Instructor: Ethan Peterman, Emily Medina, Brandy Howard 

Qualifications and Experience: Ethan and Emily will be instructing the Monday night class, Brandy will be instructing the Tuesday night class, and all three coaches will be working together on the Friday night tournaments. 

Normal Practice Times:
FALL 2012 - Mondays and Tuesdays 9:05 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. in Activity Room 1, Fridays 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. on Court 6

Club Purpose and/or Objectives:
The NIU Fencing Club exists to educate NIU students about the sport and technique of fencing. We typically hold classes on Monday and Tuesday nights for beginning and advanced fencers, and hold open fencing on Fridays to allow all members to gather and fence with each other to take what they learn in the classes and apply it to live fencing. Open fencing also allows younger/less experienced fencers to compete against older members to learn from them as well.

Club Website: http://www.sa.niu.edu/fencing/

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Gymnastics

Classification of Club: Co-Ed Recreational 

President: Samantha Greiner  Email: greiner1991@hotmail.com 
Vice President:  Taylor Scott  Email: taylo_scott@yahoo.com
Treasurer: Corey Buzzard  Email: coreybuzzard@sbcglobal.ne
Secretary: Shane Gallagher  Email: aotk@sbcglobal.net 

 Club Purpose and/or Objectives:

To practice and assist others in gymnastics and parkour. 

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Hap Ki Do  

Classification of Club: Co-Ed Recreational 

President: Andrez Beltran  Email: z1577908@students.niu.edu  
Vice President:  Garret Wise  Email: z147056@students.niu.edu 

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Ice Hockey

Classification of Club: Men's Competitive

President: Brett Wheeler Email: btwheeler26@gmail.com
Vice President: Nick Remley Email: z1616363@students.niu.edu
Co Secretary: Kevin Schwartz Email: z1601577@students.niu.edu
Treasurer: Ryan McSweeney Email: r.mcsweeney@yahoo.com
General Manager: Ian Kalanges Email: niuhockey@hotmail.com

Coach: Chuck Rinaldo (D2)
 

Coach: John Lyne (D3)

Associations club holds membership with: American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) and Mid-America Collegiate Hockey Association Gold (MACHA Gold)


Normal Practice Times:
Contact Club for Practice Times

Club Purpose and/or Objectives:
To compete in Division Two and Division Three levels in Ice Hockey.

Club Website: http://www.niuhockey.com/

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Jiu Jitsu

Classification of Club: Co-Ed Recreational 

President: Mitch Kazuk
Email: stockboy222@gmail.com
Vice President: Jon James Email: z1592695@students.niu.edu
Secretary: Ben Barney Email: bbarney4@hotmail.com
Advisor: Abby Wolfman Email: awolfman@niu.edu

Coach: Nate Wroblewski

Qualifications and Experience: Nate teaches groundwork at a prominent MMA Academy in South Elgin. He has a rank and has practiced 3-10 hours per day, 6 days a week, for the last 5 years. He has won advanced divisions in numerous tournaments.

Club Purpose and/or Objectives:
To practice and develop skill in the martial art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

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Lacrosse

Classification of Club: Men's Competitive

President: Dave Jasper Email: niulacrosse@gmail.com
Vice President: Mitch Gunn Email: z1568185@students.niu.edu
Secretary: Tyler Nicholson Email:z1608973@students.niu.edu
Treasurer: Dan Potjeau Email:z1608973@students.niu.edu
Advisor: Ken Gasser Email: kgasser@niu.edu

Associations club holds membership with: Great Lakes Lacrosse League (GLL) and National College Lacrosse League (NCLL)

Club Purpose and/or Objectives:
To spread awareness about lacrosse across the Northern Illinois University campus.

Club Website: http://www.niulacrosse.com/

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Paintball 

 Classification of Club: Co-Ed Recreational 

President: Christopher Nye  Email: z1540509@students.niu.edu 
Vice President: Eric Domingo  Email: z1616958@students.niu.edu 

Club Purpose and/or Objectives:
To spread awareness about Paintball across the Northern Illinois University campus and community. 

To gain experience and skill in paintball to eventually compete in competitions. 

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Power Lifting 

Classification of Club: Co-Ed Recreational 

President: Chase Shotts  Email:shottstrength@gmail.com 

Club Purpose and/or Objectives:

As one of the newest clubs, the Power Lifting Club is looking to expand membership, while focusing on fitness and wellness. 

Practices:

 Student Recreation Center Racquetball Court 5

Monday - 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Friday - 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.  

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Quidditch

Classification of Club: Co-Ed Competitive

President: Micah Jade Haji-Sheikh Email: niuquidditch@gmail.com
Treasurer: Brian Zlotorzycki Email: brianz1989@yahoo.com
Advisor: Adam Riegle Email: ariegle@niu.edu

Associations club holds membership with: International Quidditch Association (IQA)

Normal Practice Times:
Monday & Wednesday 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Chick Evan Field House

Club Purpose and/or Objectives:
To teach the basics of the game and help develop skills.
To develop a competitive team to play other schools and universities.

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Racquetball 

Classification of Club: Co-Ed Recreational 

President: Amanda Hayes  Email: z1634292@students.niu.edu 
Treasurer: Joseph Eminger  Email:z1634448@students.niu.edu 

Club Purpose and/or Objectives:

As one of the newest clubs, the Racquetball club focuses on teaching and practicing Racquetball. The goal is to one day send students to compete in regional competitions. 

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Roller Hockey 

Classification of Club: Men's Competitive

President: Tom Budznski  Email: budzynskit@gmail.com 
Vice President:Ausin Ozog  Email: aozog@comcast.net 
Treasurer: Bridget Hickey  Email: bhickey1@niu.edu 

Club Purpose and/or Objectives:

To practice and compete in the sport of Roller Hockey.

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Rugby (Men's)

Classification of Club: Men's Competitive

President: Thaddeus Hupp  Email: niumensrugby@yahoo.com
Vice President: Cam Needham  Email: csneedham@niurugby.com
Secretary: Riley Dettman 
Email: niumensrugby@yahoo.com
Treasurer: Matt Kissel  Email: mkissel@niurugby.com 
Advisor: Michael Haji-Sheikh Email: mhajishe@niu.edu

Associations club holds membership with: Chicago Area Rugby Football Union (CARFU)

Normal Practice Times:
Monday through Friday 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at Anderson Fields

Club Purpose and/or Objectives:
To practice and compete in the sport of rugby.

Club Website: http://www.niurugby.com/

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Rugby (Women's)

Classification of Club: Women's Competitive

President: Rose DiBalsamo Email: ridibalsamo@yahoo.com
Vice President: Kassandra DiNardo Email: kassandradinardo@gmail.com
Secretary: Mara Zigler Email: z1611255@students.niu.edu
Treasurer: Halley Baker Email: z1649021@students.niu.edu
Advisor: Michael Hudspeth Email: mhudspeth@niu.edu

Associations club holds membership with: Chicago Area Rugby Football Union (CARFU), Division I Midwest League.

Normal Practice Times:
Tuesday through Thursday 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at Anderson Fields

Club Purpose and/or Objectives:
To practice and compete in the sport of rugby.

Club Website: http://www.sa.niu.edu/niuwr.htm

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Soccer

Classification of Club: Co-Ed Recreational

President: Nicholas Tsiagalis  Email:ntsiagalis1@niu.edu 

Club Purpose and/or Objectives:
The Swim Club’s purpose is to facilitate and nurture students on campus who wish to play soccer in a recreational setting.

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Swim


Classification of Club: Co-Ed Recreational

President: Chas Ashton Email: z1542797@students.niu.edu
Treasurer: Brandon Poen Email: z1537620@students.niu.edu
Advisor: Ying C. Kwong Email: kwon@math.niu.edu

Club Purpose and/or Objectives:
The Swim Club’s purpose is to facilitate and nurture students on campus who wish to train on a swimming club for the purpose of either recreation/fitness and /or competition. By catering for recreational swimmers they shall provide the opportunity for inexperienced swimmers to gain a deeper comprehension of the sport through technique correction, training and competitive racing. As a team they shall compete in inter-club meets and/or United States Swimming (USS) sanctioned meets.

Club Website: http://www.sa.niu.edu/nisc.html

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 Track & Field

Classification of Club: Co-Ed Competitive

President: Alexander Fitch
Email: niutrackpreident@gmail.com 
Vice President: David Goings Email: niutrackvp@gmail.com
Secretary: Taylor Dupre Email: dupre.taylor@gmail.com
Treasurer: Robert Fahey Email: niutracktreasure@gmail.com
Advisor: Phyllis Dupre Email: phylbdupre@niu.edu

Associations club holds membership with: National Club Track and Field Association

Club Purpose and/or Objectives: To allow NIU students to training and compete in Track and Field Events at a collegiate level.  

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Tae Kwon Do

 Classification of Club: Co-Ed Recreational 

President: Andrez Beltran  Email: z1577908@students.niu.edu  
Vice President:  Garret Wise  Email: z147056@students.niu.edu 

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Tae Kwon Do and Hap Ki Do Korean Martial Arts 

 Classification of Club: Co-Ed Recreational 

President: Andrez Beltran  Email: z1577908@students.niu.edu  
Vice President:  Garret Wise  Email: z147056@students.niu.edu 

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 Tennis 

Classification of Club: Co-Ed Competitive

President: Rob Willer  Email:robwiller@comcast.net 
Vice President: Andrew Graczyk  Email: andrewgraczyk7@yahoo.com 
Secretary: Avi Cohen  Email: avijcohen1@yahoo.com 
Treasurer: Andrew Norte  Email: andyubf@gmail.com 

Associations club holds membership with:  Tennis on Campus 

Club Purpose and/or Objectives:

Compete in Singles/Doubles Tennis matches and Tournaments across the region. 

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Triathlon

Classification of Club: Co-Ed Competitive

President: Matt Jennings Email: northernillinoistriathlonteam@yahoo.com
Vice President: Elyse Sawka Email: esawka@mac.com
Secretary: Jeremy Arnold Email: z1627891@students.niu.edu
Treasurer: Elyse Sawka Email: esawka@mac.com
Advisor: Christine Lagattolla Email: clagattolla@niu.edu

Coach: Mike Kanute

Associations club holds membership with:  United States America Triathlon (USAT),  Mideast Collegiate Triathlon Conference (MECTC)

Normal Practice Times:
Monday 8:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Gabel Pool and  Wednesday 8:30 p.m. -.10:30 p.m. Anderson

Club Purpose and/or Objectives:
Compete in Triathlons and similar single or multi-sport races and practice for each component: swim, bike, run. 

Club Website: http://niutriathlon.webs.com/

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Ultimate Frisbee

Classification of Club: Co-Ed Competitive

President: Jimmy Sykora  Email: james.w.sykora@gmail.com 
Vice President: Joey Polarek Email: z1600116@students.niu.edu 
Treasurer: Brandon Cichy  Email: z1576661@students.niu.edu 
Advisor: Dave Lochbaum Email: dlochbaum@niu.edu

Club Purpose and/or Objectives:
NIU Ultimate Frisbee Club is a co-ed competitive club sport. They compete in local, regional and national tournaments. Their purpose is to provide students an opportunity to be part of a competitive team and the opportunity to travel and compete against other universities. Weekly practices refine skills of the game and get team members in shape.

Club Website: http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/northernillinoisultimate

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Volleyball (Men's)

Classification of Club: Men's Competitive

President: Mike Newton Email: mnewton17@gmail.com
Treasurer: Tyler Byrne Email: niuvolleyball@gmail.com
Advisor: Ray Gooden Email: rgooden@niu.edu

Coach: Mark Swaya

Qualifications and Experience: Mark has coached the NIU Club Volleyball team for the past 19 years. He is a lifelong player who also has experience coaching high school volleyball as well. Mark was the Head coach for the USA Deaf Men’s national team 1990-1992. He is a retired United States Amateur Volleyball and Illinois High School Association Referee and USA Volleyball International scorer. Mark received his BS.Ed. in Physical Education at Northern Illinois University. He received his M.S. E.D. in Education Administration at NIU as well.

Associations club holds membership with: Midwest Ten Volleyball Conference (MW10), Midwest Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (MIVA), USA Volleyball (USAV), National Collegiate Volleyball Federation (NCVF)

Normal Practice Times:
Tuesday & Thursday 8:45 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Anderson

Club Purpose and/or Objectives:
To compete and win a national title in USA Men's Volleyball.

Club Website: http://niuvb.blogspot.com/

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 Water Polo

Classification of Club: Recreational

President: David Kiel Email: Dkiel442@hotmail.com
Treasurer: Sarah Honda Email: sarah.honda@yahoo.com
Advisor: Clint Svatos Email: csvatos1@niu.edu

Associations club holds membership with: Water Polo Association (WPA)

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Waterski and Wakeboard

Classification of Club: Co-Ed Competitive 

President: Joseph Stelzer  Email: z1552301@students.niu.edu 
Treasurer: Joshua Hellriegel   Email: z1436895@students.niu.edu 

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