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5 best moments for DePaul athletics from the 2018-2019 season

5 best moments for DePaul athletics from the 2018-2019 season

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

June 3, 2019

A year that has been filled with multiple Big East Tournament champions, massive comebacks in championship games, multiple teams making the NCAA Tournament, freshmen bursting out onto the scene and seniors making their final contributions at DePaul: The DePaulia revisit the five best moments from this...

Offense goes cold for Blue Demons in elimination game

Offense goes cold for Blue Demons in elimination game

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

May 18, 2019

The magic and the offensive prowess that DePaul (35-16; 11-5 Big East) showed throughout most of this season, ran out of steam in their elimination game against James Madison on Saturday in the NCAA Regional in Ann Arbor, Michigan. After defeating Saint Francis 3-1 in their first elimination gam...

Never-quit mentality inspires comeback for Blue Demons

Never-quit mentality inspires comeback for Blue Demons

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

May 13, 2019

It takes something special to knock off a defending champion, especially one that is trying to three-peat, and Villanova had something special brewing through the first five innings. Through the first five innings Villanova was dominating DePaul, the Wildcats had an 9-3 lead, 9-6 hit advantage and h...

DePaul to face James Madison in the first game of the NCAA Regional

DePaul to face James Madison in the first game of the NCAA Regional

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

May 12, 2019

DePaul (34-14: Big East 11-5) will be making their 21st NCAA Tournament appearance against James Madison on May 17 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Blue Demons will participate in a four-team, double elimination regional that will feature No. 15 Michigan, James Madison and Saint Francis. DePaul took d...

DePaul defeats Villanova 11-10 in the Big East Tournament title game

DePaul defeats Villanova 11-10 in the Big East Tournament title game

Joshua Gurevich, Assistant Sports Editor

May 11, 2019

DePaul had to use every bit of magic they had in order to beat Villanova, and under first-year head coach Tracie Adix-Zins the Blue Demons came back from trailing 9-3 to win 11-10 and capture their third straight Big East Tournament title on Saturday in Rosemont, Illinois.  “I think the fact that we have done it mul...

Senior day is bittersweet for Blue Demons

Senior day is bittersweet for Blue Demons

Joshua Gurevich, Assistant Sports Editor

April 29, 2019

DePaul softball took the field bright and early Saturday morning for the start of a three-game series against Creighton. Despite being sixth in the Big East conference standings and DePaul being second, Creighton came out firing in the first game, putting five runs on the board in the top of the seco...

Perseverance helps Blue Demons win close games

Perseverance helps Blue Demons win close games

Josh Gurevich, Asst. Sports Editor

April 22, 2019

The Blue Demons softball team has faced many tough situations before and this season is no different. DePaul has a new head coach for the first time in over three decades and has been adjusting fairly well up to this point. The main players who are contributing to the continued success and helping t...

Blue Demons defeat Redbirds in extra innings

Blue Demons defeat Redbirds in extra innings

Joshua Gurevich, Asst. Sports Editor

April 16, 2019

A winning atmosphere was in the air at Cacciatore Stadium as the Big East Tournament champion’s DePaul women’s basketball team threw out the first pitch before DePaul and Illinois State faced off on Tuesday. After Illinois State forced extra innings in the seventh inning, DePaul managed to pr...

DePaul makes easy work of Providence in double-header on Saturday

DePaul makes easy work of Providence in double-header on Saturday

Joshua Gurevich, Contributing Writer

April 15, 2019

Junior pitcher Krista Dalgarn dominated out of the gates and her team backed the pitcher up by scoring eight runs to win the front-half of the double-header 8-0. The junior pitcher threw a gem, allowing three hits and no runs to improve to 12-4 on the season. The Blue Demons couldn’t have gotten off t...

Blue Demons exceeding expectations in new era

Blue Demons exceeding expectations in new era

Evan Sully, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019

When Eugene Lenti suddenly retired June 2018 as the head coach of DePaul’s softball program after 37 years during which he gained over 1,300 wins, there was some uncertainty as to who would take over the renowned program that had established a culture of winning. The following month, DePaul Athletics hired...

Bases-loaded jam leads to nine-year relationship for DePaul duo

Bases-loaded jam leads to nine-year relationship for DePaul duo

Cailey Gleeson

April 8, 2019

DePaul’s associate head softball coach Joe Yegge’s first memory of Natalie Halvorson was when she was at the state tournament in eighth grade. “She came in bases loaded to pitch against Kendyl Lindaman, who is one of the premiere hitters in college softball now, Yegge said. The pitching coach...

Art of the handshake

Art of the handshake

March 4, 2019

Imagine this: You’re sitting down on the icy bleachers of Wish Field, the portrait of St. Vinny staring you down and the roar of the train in the background. You’re focused on the feel of the Windy City’s breeze slapping you in the face when you see it- right there in the outfield. A dance, mayb...

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