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Softball drops final home game, clinch Big East regular season title

Softball drops final home game, clinch Big East regular season title

Evan Sully, Staff Writer

May 7, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports, Women's Sports

Drizzling rain on Wednesday afternoon cleared out Cacciatore Stadium for a 40-minute delay in the third inning and the mood remained DePaul (30-15, 12-3 Big East) competing against the Northwestern Wildcats (33-14, 13-6 Big Ten), as the Blue Demons dropped their final regular season home game 7-3. Si...

DePaul rewards Bruno with extension

DePaul rewards Bruno with extension

Andrew Hattersley, Assistant Sports Editor

May 7, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Sports

With another successful season in the books and fresh off their 16th straight NCAA Tournament appearance and fifth consecutive regular season title, DePaul showed their appreciation for head coach Doug Bruno by extending his contract through the 2023-24 season. As perennial postseason contenders, DePaul i...

Blankson back as Blue Demon women’s basketball assistant coach

Blankson back as Blue Demon women’s basketball assistant coach

Paul Steeno

May 4, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Sports

A familiar face will be back in an assistant coaching role for the DePaul women's basketball program during the 2018-2019 season. Candis Blankson, formerly the Director of Corporate, Professional, and Community Relations for the program, will now serve as an assistant coach. She has been part of the...

Polucha; Moore land on Big East Weekly Honor Roll

Polucha; Moore land on Big East Weekly Honor Roll

April 30, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports, Women's Sports

This weekend, the DePaul Blue Demon softball team had almost as many Big East Weekly Honor Roll designations as wins. After the Blue Demons completed a three-game sweep against conference rival Butler, freshman left fielder Kate Polucha and freshman southpaw pitcher Pat Moore each earned a spot on...

Blue Demons take 9-3 win on senior day

Blue Demons take 9-3 win on senior day

Andrew Hattersley, Assistant Sports Editor

April 30, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports, Women's Sports

It was a bittersweet day for all involved as DePaul finished off a sweep of Butler with a 9-3 victory Sunday afternoon before honoring their four seniors Haydn Christensen, Kennedy Garcia, Kayla Landwehrmier and Megan Leyva following the game. DePaul head coach Eugene Lenti said senior day is always...

When Winter won’t go

When Winter won’t go

Varvara Makarevich, Contributing Writer

April 23, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports, Women's Sports

When you’re working on a story about weather conditions affecting college sports and are planning to go to a DePaul softball game to get a comment, be prepared for the game to be canceled at any time – usually because of the weather conditions. This April doesn’t seem to be aware of the fact t...

Rodriguez’s walkoff wins series for DePaul

Rodriguez’s walkoff wins series for DePaul

Andrew Hattersley, Assistant Sports Editor

April 22, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports, Women's Sports

DePaul and St. John’s entered the weekend looking to keep pace in a crowded conference race. DePaul edged out the Red Storm in the finale 2-1 to take two of three in a highly competitive series that featured two extra-inning games. The game remained 1-1 with neither side scoring after the third in...

Blue Demons slide by UIC Flames 3-1

Blue Demons slide by UIC Flames 3-1

Evan Sully, Staff Writer

April 21, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports, Women's Sports

Mother nature got in the way of the Blue Demons squaring off against the UIC Flames at home on Wednesday, but it sure didn’t get in the way of the Blue Demons returning to the win column on Friday afternoon. DePaul (25-13, 7-2 Big East) retained its No. 1 conference ranking by sneaking past UIC (...

Mart’e Grays selected to National Scholar-Athlete Team.

Mart’e Grays selected to National Scholar-Athlete Team.

Andrew Hattersley, Asst. Sports Editor

April 17, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Women's Sports

Just five days after junior forward Mart’e Grays was named to the All-Big East First Team, she was one of 10 athletes named to the 2018 Division I-AAA Athletic Directors Association Women’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete team. Grays bounced back after sitting out the entire 2016-2017 season with a...

Freshman phenom: Freshman Pat Moore mows down batters

Freshman phenom: Freshman Pat Moore mows down batters

Brittney Bray, Contributing Writer

April 16, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports, Women's Sports

Since their solid start this season, DePaul’s softball team has had great success against competitors like Villanova and Seton Hall. Now, with less than a month in the season to go, the team is preparing to uphold its position in the Big East Tournament. For his part, head coach Eugene Lenti says he...

Chicago Sky draft Coleman

Chicago Sky draft Coleman

Shane Rene, Sports Editor

April 16, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Sports

DePaul women’s basketball head coach Doug Bruno sent his 11th player to the WNBA Thursday night, but she won’t be straying far from home. The Chicago Sky used the 28th overall pick to select Blue Demon guard Amarah Coleman in the third round of the 2018 WNBA draft. The Bolingbrook native will joi...

Softball’s young team continues to dominate the Big East

Softball’s young team continues to dominate the Big East

Andrew Hattersley, Assistant Sports Editor

April 9, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports, Women's Sports

After a tough road schedule to open the year that featured matchups against No. 1 Washington and No. 5 Oklahoma, the Blue Demons have got off to a hot start in conference play against Seton Hall and Villanova. The Blue Demons are currently 11 games over .500 and won six games in a row to open conferen...

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