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The DePaulia

The Student News Site of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student News Site of DePaul University

The DePaulia

Junior Defender Grace Phillpotts clears a ball during a win over UIC last season.

DePaul Women’s Soccer Season Preview: “Win the Warm-up and Compete Everyday”

Tom Gorski, Sports Editor August 23, 2022

DePaul’s women’s soccer is back and ready to rebound from a losing season. They are looking to take the next step forward with second year head coach Michele O’Brien leading the way.  “We have...

Softball graduate student Maranda Gutierrez smiles during the Blue Demons 7-1 win over Villanova on April 2.

Seniors leave their mark as they prepare for life after sports

Madison Comeau, Contributing Writer May 29, 2022

After five years of playing, two Big East Championships wins and an abundance of pre-game Spikeball games, shortstop Maranda Gutierrez and left fielder Kate Polucha are moving on from their college softball...

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...

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...

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...

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...

DePaul softball freshman infielder Baylee Cosgrove slides into second base in the Blue Demons win over St. Johns on April 15.

The art of stealing: DePaul softball slides to near perfection in stolen bases this season

Darcy Waskiewicz, Sports Editor April 17, 2022

In sports, everything is a science that needs to be perfected down to the second, and for softball, one of those things is stealing bases. When stealing, everything needs to be timed and placed exactly...

DePaul softball freshman infielder Baylee Cosgrove slides into second base in the Blue Demons win over St. Johns on April 15.

Softball’s offense soars in sweep over St. John’s

Darcy Waskiewicz and Tom Gorski April 17, 2022

In a weekend series against St. John’s, DePaul softball came away with the sweep after the offense dominated in all three games on Friday and Saturday. The Blue Demons took game one against St. John’s...

Baylee Cosgrove swings through a hit for a homerun, her second of the series.

Softball wins series but falls short of the sweep against Villanova

Darcy Waskiewicz and Joshua M. Hicks April 3, 2022

The DePaul softball team dominated in the first two games of their weekend series against Villanova, but failed to complete the sweep when the offense struggled on Sunday. They finished the series 2-1...

DePaul sophomore Nicole Sullivan has 15 hits and 16 RBIs on the season and was named Big East Player of the Week on Feb. 14.

DePaul softball maintains positive outlook through tough stretch

Joshua M. Hicks, Assistant Sports Editor March 13, 2022

As DePaul’s softball team approaches the halfway point of the season, the team is experiencing highs and lows that currently have them under the .500 mark. The team started the season strong, winning...

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