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Two former DePaul softball players now refute claims in Lenti lawsuit

Morgan Greenwood celebrates with her teammates after defeating Providence on April 13, 2019.

Lawrence Kreymer and Ella Lee

July 3, 2020

Two former DePaul softball players have now come forward to deny allegations of abuse by former softball coach Eugene Lenti laid out in a lawsuit filed in April.  Morgan Greenwood, who played for DePaul’s softball team from 2015-2019 and was a captain of the team, reached out to The DePaulia on June 30, saying the alleg...

Division 1 Council grants extra year of eligibility for spring sport athletes

Grace Calhoun, Athletic Director at Penn, leads the Division 1 council that made the decision to grant an extra year of eligibility to spring sports athletes.

Nate Burleyson, Asst. Sports Editor

March 30, 2020

The NCAA Division I Council voted to allow schools to grant spring sport athletes an extra year of eligibility on Monday, in light of the cancellation of all division one sports for the rest of the academic year due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Scholarship rules were adjusted to allow schools to retain more ...

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

DePaul freshmen Lexi Held and junior Chante Stonewall celebrate after Stonewall scored a crucial basket for the Blue Demons in the Big Tournament title game on March 13.

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

DePaul sophomore infielder Maranda Guiterrez hits her second home run of against Providence on Saturday. The Blue Demons won both games on April 13 8-0 and 8-2.

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

The DePaul softball team holds the trophy up after defeating Villanova 11-10 in the Big East Tournament title game on Saturday.

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...

Senior day is bittersweet for Blue Demons

Current senior Madison Fisher slides into second base during DePaul's game against Creighton at Cacciatore Stadium on April 28, 2019.

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...

Art of the handshake

Sophomore catcher Jessica Cothern signals to the bench after a double during game against Green Bay on Feb. 9

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...

Champs again: Softball takes home second-consecutive Big East Championship title

DePaul’s softball team celebrates in the pitching circle at The Ballpark in Rosemont, Illinois Saturday after winning a second-straight title.

Andrew Hattersley, Assistant Sports Editor

May 14, 2018

In a battle between the conference’s top two teams during the regular season, DePaul rallied from a 2-0 first inning deficit to beat Creighton 6-2 and punch their ticket to the NCAA Tournament for the second straight season. After falling behind 2-0, the Blue Demons responded with two runs of thei...

Freshman Focus

Freshman Focus

Andrew Hattersley, Assistant Sports Editor

May 14, 2018

When DePaul took the field for the Big East Tournament against Villanova and Creighton, six of the 10 players on the field were underclassmen, including the catcher-pitcher duo of Missy Zoch and Jessica Cothern. Add in a seventh with Pat Moore closing out the last three innings Sunday afternoon, an...

Blue Demons take 9-3 win on senior day

DePaul honored seniors Haydn Christensen, Kennedy Garcia, Kayla Landwehrmier and Megan Leyva after the game. 
(Alejandro Trevino | DePaul Athletics)

Andrew Hattersley, Assistant Sports Editor

April 30, 2018

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

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

Sophomore pitcher Missy Zoch tossed all 10 innings in DePaul's extra-innings loss to St. Johns Sunday.
(Steve Woltmann | DePaul Athletics)

Andrew Hattersley, Assistant Sports Editor

April 22, 2018

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...

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