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Northern Star Press Box feat. Kayti Grable, Alex Frenz and Tara Thacker

By Northern Star staff | March 28, 2017

This week's episode of Northern Star Press Box we sit down with NIU softball players Kayti Grable, Tara Thacker and Alex Frenz. We talked about karaoke songs, team tattoos and preseason/conference play.Hosts: Sports Editor Scott A. Nicol and sports writer...

Members of the softball team gather at the mound in Fridays first game against University of Akron Zips. The Huskies went on to defeat the Zips in this game 3-1.

Softball defeats Zips in first home series of season

By Krystal Ward | March 26, 2017

Members of the softball team gather at the mound in Friday's first game against University of Akron Zips. The Huskies went on to defeat the Zips in this game 3-1.

Players and coaches huddle together to discuss strategies before a game earlier this season. The softball team won its two games in the Hawkeye Invitational in Iowa City, Iowa Friday and Saturday. 

Softball returns to its winning ways

By Krystal Ward | March 19, 2017

DeKALB — Softball swept the Hawkeye Invitational in Iowa City, Iowa Friday after scoring five runs in the top of the seventh inning against the South Dakota State University Jackrabbits.NIU came into the weekend losing four of its last five games played....

Hard work pays off for sophomores

By Ryan Ostry | February 23, 2017

DeKALB — Faculty Athletics Representative Matt Streb and Athletic Director Sean T. Frazier announced nine student-athletes to the fourth group of the Leadership Enhancement and Development program.The program was introduced in 2013 and is limited to...

Softball adds to winning streak, tops MAC

By Christopher Loggins | April 28, 2016

Softball bumped its winning streak to five games Tuesday with a 2-0 win over the University of Illinois at Chicago, bringing the team to 32-13 on the season.Freshman pitcher Alex Frenz continued what has been an extremely successful first year, picking...

Softball on pace to finish with most wins in 16 years

By Christopher Loggins | April 21, 2016

Softball will look to climb back to the top of the MAC West this week as it takes on Eastern Michigan University in a series starting at 1 p.m. Friday in Ypsilanti, Mich.The Huskies (28-13) have lost five of their last 10 games after a 14-game winning...

Freshman pitcher Alex Frenz in a complete game in a loss to Kent State on April 3. Frenz struck out nine and gave up two runs on Friday against Akron.

Softball splits doubleheader with Akron

By Keelen Holcomb | April 11, 2016

Softball (26-11, 6-3 MAC) finished up the weekend with a doubleheader against the University of Akron on Friday, splitting the series 1-1 before the final game of the series was cancelled due to inclement weather.Game 1Freshman pitcher Alex Frenz stepped...

Softball players focus on opponents as MAC matchups resume

By Keelen Holcomb | March 31, 2016

Softball (22-8) will resume MAC matchups this weekend as it faces off against Kent State University (20-7) in a three-game series.The Huskies have hit the ball well as of late, scoring at least eight runs in five of their last nine games. They’ve also...

Softball goes 4-1 in Arizona tourney

By Christopher Loggins | February 29, 2016

Softball (6-4) moved over .500 for the first time this season, picking up four wins in the Grand Canyon University Invitational over the weekend.The Huskies played a total of five games over the weekend, including two against Texas State University, two...