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The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

A catchers helmet rests in the batting cage before a DePaul vs Georgetown match March 9, 2024, at Cacciatore Stadium.

Tracie Adix-Zins fired as DePaul Softball head coach after six seasons

Tom Gorski, Men's Basketball Beat Reporter May 12, 2024

DePaul Athletics announced Tuesday afternoon that its softball team's leadership has changed, with Tracie Adix-Zins being relieved of her duties. "After evaluating the current state of our softball...

Senior outfielder Ariana Rodriguez takes the plate in a game against Villanova Friday, April 19, at Cacciatore Stadium.

Blue Demons’ bats struggle in one-hit loss to Wildcats

Tom Gorski, Men's Basketball Beat Reporter April 22, 2024

DePaul suffered a one-sided 7-0 loss in the opening game of a three-game series against Villanova, with the team's offense only mustering one hit, while defensive lapses led to the Wildcats scoring seven...

Brooke Johnson swings at a pitch during her game against Butler on Friday, April 5, 2024, at Cacciatore Stadium in Lincoln Park.

DePaul’s offense goes dormant, as St. John’s sweeps weekend series

Nathan Klepp, Contributing Writer April 7, 2024

The DePaul Blue Demons softball team couldn’t bring a runner across home plate in a three-game home series against St. John’s University Easter weekend. It was the first time in program history that...

DePaul freshman Morgan Rogers swings at a pitch during a game against Georgetown Sunday, March 10, at Cacciatore Stadium in Lincoln Park. The Blue Demons won both games in a double-header Sunday after dropping the home opener on Saturday.

DePaul softball home opener ends in extra innings defeat to Georgetown, responds with series win

Tom Gorski, Men's Basketball Beat Reporter March 12, 2024

DePaul softball's hopes for a successful home opener and start to its Big East campaign were dampened as it suffered a 6-3 defeat in extra innings against Georgetown at Wish Field  Saturday, March 9.  The...

After going 8-29 in the middle parts of the season, DePaul took two of three against UConn and swept Georgetown making the Big East Tournament.

Redemption: Demons endure season of adversity, find success in Big East Tourney

Tom Gorski, Men's Basketball Beat Reporter May 21, 2023

After being considered the Big East front runner in the preseason coaches poll, DePaul encountered a season of adversity. With the high expectations, the team faced a series of setbacks, including an eight-game...

The DePaul softball team huddles to discuss the quarter-final game against St. John’s on May 11. The team’s season lasted three months and ended with a 4-1 loss to Villanova on Friday.

DePaul Softball loses in Big East semifinals

Preston Zbroszczyk, Assistant Sports Editor May 15, 2023

After 14 long weeks full of ups and downs, DePaul made a strong impression in the Big East Tournament, winning two games and advancing to the semifinals, only to suffer a 4-1 loss to rival Villanova to...

DePaul softball was swept by Seton Hall this weekend, being out-scored 31-16 and fall to 12-24 on the season and 4-11 in Big East play.

Blue Demons outclassed on home turf, swept by Seton Hall

Tom Gorski and Steven Francis April 16, 2023

DePaul’s early season woes continue after a mixture of miscommunication and defensive errors result in a sweep by Seton Hall on its home turf this past weekend. The team falls to 12-24 on the season...

The Blue Demons celebrate together after securing the team’s first home win of the season after defeating Providence 15-6 on Friday. DePaul won the series 2-1 and improves to 11-18 on the season.

DePaul returns home, picks up pair of wins over Providence

Preston Zbroszczyk, Assistant Sports Editor April 2, 2023

After six weeks of playing on the road across the country, DePaul softball made its long awaited return to Cacciatore Stadium. Opening day was spoiled on Tuesday, March 28, in a 20-1 loss to Northwestern,...

Sophomore catcher Anna Wohlers takes a practice swing in DePauls loss to Northwestern on March 28.

No. 22 Northwestern routs DePaul with 20-1 blowout to spoil home opener

Tom Gorski, Men's Basketball Beat Reporter March 31, 2023

The No. 22 Northwestern Wildcats blew past the DePaul Blue Demons by a score of 20-1 at Cacciatore Stadium Tuesday afternoon. DePaul softball’s home opener was spoiled after Northwestern’s offensive...

Senior center fielder Tori Meyer hit .339 in 52 games last season, while also slugging five homeruns and 34 RBI’s to go along with a .539 slugging percentage for the Blue Demons in 2022.

Tori Meyer leading by example: Eyes set on winning Big East Tournament

Tom Gorski, Men's Basketball Beat Reporter March 5, 2023

Growing up in Barrington, Illinois with two brothers, Tori Meyer established a competitive edge early on in life to always be the best and strive for greatness. Implementing a winning mentality led Meyer...

Senior centerfielder Tori Meyers and teammates celebrate Saturday night’s 2-1, walk-off win against Evansville as DePaul finished the DePaul Dome Tournament undefeated 4-0 to start the season.

Two walk-off victories help Blue Demons start off 2023 with perfection

Tom Gorski and Preston Zbroszczyk February 12, 2023

ROSEMONT, ILL. — From stellar pitching performances, to come-from-behind walk-off wins, the Blue Demons capped off a third consecutive DePaul Dome Tournament with an undefeated 4-0 record and head coach...

Sophomore catcher Anna Wohlers and senior first basemen Brooke Johnson celebrate with their teammates after their 7-1 victory over Villanova on April 4, 2022.

2023 Preview: DePaul softball looks to win sixth Big East tournament title

Max Rayman, Staff Writer January 30, 2023

The ending of the 2022 softball season left a bitter taste in the Blue Demons' mouths. After a dominating 6-2 win against UConn in the opening match of the Big East conference tournament, DePaul saw its...

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