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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...

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...

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...

New Era: Tracie Adix-Zins begins first season at DePaul

New Era: Tracie Adix-Zins begins first season at DePaul

Evan Sully, Staff Writer

February 11, 2019

For the first time in 37 years, DePaul softball is under different leadership at the top with its new head coach Tracie Adix-Zins. After former head coach Eugene Lenti, the brother of Athletic Director Jean Lenti Ponsetto, suddenly retired in June 2018, Adix-Zins was hired to lead the softball prog...

Commentary: A long summer at Sullivan Athletic Center

Sullivan Training Center rendering

Shane Rene, Managing Editor

September 10, 2018

If you followed the DePaul Blue Demons athletic department over the summer, you probably spent some time scratching your head. From recruiting drama to sudden, high-profile retirements, to text messages from Rick Pitino, the Sullivan Athletic Center was a place where mystery abounded. It was a...

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