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First baseman Brooke Johnson smiles during the Blue Demons 7-1 win over Villanova on April 2.

Softball junior leads team on and off the field

Preston Zbroszczyk, Contributing Writer May 22, 2022

In sports, leadership and the support for teammates are contagious, whether that is off or on the playing field. For DePaul’s softball team, that on-the-field leader is junior first baseman Brooke...

Jarel Terry races in the 400m dash preliminaries at the Big East Indoor Championship on Feb. 25, where he placed second.

Track and field looks to excel at NCAA West preliminary rounds

Joshua M. Hicks, Assistant Sports Editor May 22, 2022

After dominating at the outdoor conference championships, DePaul’s track and field team is now sending players to the NCAA West Preliminary meet this week in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Players such as freshman...

Freshman Anna Wohlers high fives graduate student Sarah Lehman in DePauls 7-1 win over Villanova on April 2. They are both returning next season.

Returning softball players ready to step up as leaders next season

Darcy Waskiewicz, Sports Editor May 22, 2022

After back-to-back losses at the Big East Tournament, DePaul softball has turned their attention towards next season, and the returning players are ready to step up and take on new challenges. Headlining...

Photo credit: DePaul Athletics/DePaul Womens Basketball twitter. Athletic director DeWayne Peevy stands with womens basketball freshman Aneesah Morrow (left) and mens tennis junior Vito Tonejc (right) as they hold their trophies at the Billy Awards.

Aneesah Morrow claims two awards, men’s tennis cleans up at Billy Awards

Darcy Waskiewicz, Sports Editor May 22, 2022

The blue carpet was rolled out on Friday as DePaul athletes gathered together to celebrate the highlights and accomplishments from the past year at the 2022 Billy Awards. After a couple years of the...

DePaul softball cheers as pitcher Sarah Lehman walks towards them. Lehman struck out five and only allowed two hits in the Blue Demons 6-2 over UConn on May 12.

Lineup dominates from top to bottom as DePaul defeats No. 1 UConn in game one of Big East Tournament

Darcy Waskiewicz, Sports Editor May 13, 2022

Every aspect of the team shined as DePaul softball defeated No. 1 UConn 6-2 in game one of the Big East Tournament on Thursday.  The Blue Demons entered the game as the No. 4 seed and were swept by...

 The team cheers as Anna Wohlers crosses home plate after a home run against St. Johns on April 15.

Softball finished regular season in dramatic fashion

Darcy Waskiewicz, Sports Editor May 9, 2022

In the final series of the regular season, the DePaul softball team defeated Providence 2-1 in the series that was secured with a 10th inning win in game three. With this victory, the Blue Demons finish...

Tori Carroll races past a teammate and Illinois State opponent.

Heading into Big East Championships, DePaul runner and jumper shines

Zach Elliot, Contributing Writer May 8, 2022

Ultimately, no matter how eloquent or vocal, an athlete is at their best when they compete at a high level every day, every practice — or every event, in the case of junior DePaul track and field sprinter...

Junior Jarel Terry grabs onto the baton in the mens 4x400m race at the Big East Indoor Track and Field Championship on Feb. 26.

Passing the baton: relay teams find success

Darcy Waskiewicz, Sports Editor May 8, 2022

Staring down a single lane on a track with only the goal of reaching the finish line in mind can feel isolating. But, when running towards a waiting teammate as the cool metal of a baton is pressed into...

DePaul runners master art of hurdles

DePaul runners master art of hurdles

Isabelle Bohanek, Contributing Writer May 1, 2022

It takes an audacious athlete to conquer hurdles. Hurdlers clear nearly three foot high barriers, rain or shine, and change their strategy by the distance. It has to be more than speed, grit and technical...

The bats are hot for softball freshmen finding success in first season

The bats are hot for softball freshmen finding success in first season

May 1, 2022

One of the biggest challenges with college teams is the revolving door of players that graduate or move on from the program. That makes it more important when the young players on the team find early success...

DePaul catcher Riley Pool watches the ball in the air as an Illinois player scores in the Blue Demons 6-1 loss on Wednesday.

Softball drops weekday game to Illinois, 6-1

Darcy Waskiewicz, Sports Editor April 28, 2022

The DePaul softball team faced Illinois in a weekday game at home, and it was the Fighting Illini who came away with the win in a 6-1 DePaul loss on a cold Wednesday afternoon.  Senior pitcher Erin...

Hristina Djokic swings into the ball at the Big East Championship on Sunday.

Women’s tennis falls to Xavier in the Big East Championship finals

Darcy Waskiewicz, Sports Editor April 24, 2022

The DePaul women’s tennis team’s season has come to an end after the Blue Demons fell short of the title in a 4-0 loss to Xavier in the Big East championship final on Sunday. Despite a dominant...

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