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Four former softball players now refute Lenti lawsuit allegations, Conviser’s legal team “stands by their facts”

The DePaul bench celebrates a hit during a Feb. 9 game against Green Bay at the Total Control Sports Invitational. The Blue Demons went on to win game 10-1.

Lawrence Kreymer and Ella Lee

July 9, 2020

There are now four former DePaul softball players who have come forward to deny allegations of abuse by former softball coach Eugene Lenti laid out in a lawsuit filed in April.  Morgan Maize, who played under Lenti from 2012-16 and was a coach on the team from 2017-18, emailed The DePaulia Wednesday n...

NCAA decision gives spring sports athletes extra opportunity

DePaul golfer Charlie Spencer-White.

Nate Burleyson, Assistant Sports Editor

April 6, 2020

DePaul spring sports athletes had to cope with the quick news that they would not be playing another second of their still-young seasons in mid-March, when the Big East shut down all spring sports competition due to the COVID-19 outbreak.  Softball, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s golf, and men’s and women’s tra...

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

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 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 softball celebrates their 2018 Big East Tournament title. The Blue Demons won their third straight Big East Tournament title against Villanova on Saturday in Rosemont.

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...

Perseverance helps Blue Demons win close games

(Left to right) Skylor Hilger, Angela Scalzitti, Erin Andris and Morgan Greenwood celebrate the end of an inning against Providence at Cacciatore Stadium on April 13.

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...

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

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.

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

DePaul head coach Tracie Adix-Zins visits the mound to talk with her sophomore pitcher Natalie Halvorson during the second game of a double-header with Providence on Saturday at Cacciatore Staduim. The Blue Demons won both games against the Friars.

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...

DePaul stays in Total Control with 5-0 start

DePaul stays in Total Control with 5-0 start

Andrew Hattersley, Sports Editor

February 11, 2019

Before heading on the road for close to two months, DePaul (5-0) kicked off its season at the Total Control Sports Invitational at Rosemont, Illinois. with five wins over three days. The weekend started with a 5-4 victory over Green Bay on Friday afternoon. Saturday’s rematch was a different stor...

Former player returns as coach

Former player returns as coach

Lawrence Kreymer, Assistant Sports Editor

September 10, 2018

A familiar face to DePaul softball fans returned this summer in unexpected fashion, Tracie Adix-Zins is back in to Lincoln Park after her last season at DePaul 11 years ago. Adix-Zins comes in to takeover for Eugene Lenti after his sudden retirement in June and to help build on the success Lenti had ...

Greenwood Named Google Cloud Academic All-American

Greenwood Named Google Cloud Academic All-American

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

June 6, 2018

DePaul Blue Demon softball player Morgan Greenwood now has an exclamation point to conclude her school year on. On Monday, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced that they had selected the Blue Demons third baseman and catcher to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America...

Softball eliminated from regionals

Head Coach Eugene Lenti, pictured here during the Big East Championship, led the Blue Demons to the NCAA Tournament for the 20th time in his tenure with the program.

Andrew Hattersley, Assistant Sports Editor

May 21, 2018

The weekend began with optimism and excitement as DePaul appeared in their 20th NCAA Tournament appearance after riding a four-game winning streak capped off by a win on Sunday over Creighton to clinch a spot in the NCAA Tournament. For the second straight year, however, the season ended in familiar f...

DePaul continues perfect start to Big East play

(Konrad Markowski | The DePaulia)

Andrew Hattersley, Assistant Sports Editor

April 2, 2018

After almost two months on the road, DePaul (23-11, 6-0 Big East) opened the home portion of their schedule with a sweep of Villanova (10-13, 0-3 Big East) outscoring the Wildcats 34-6 over the series. The wins helped the Blue Demons extend its winning streak to six games, with the last four coming v...

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