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Junior Alex Frenz picked up the win for the Huskies on Friday. Frenz is 8-6 on the season. The Huskies are 18-28 and fifth in the MAC East division.

Huskie softball drops weekend series

By Rick Green | April 30, 2018

DeKalb — The Huskies softball team lost the series to the Western Michigan Broncos 1-2, taking game one Friday and falling in games two and three Saturday at Mary M. Bell Field.“They’re playing well overall,” said Head Coach Christina Sutcliffe....

Softball ends series with a loss

By Khobi Price | March 26, 2018

DeKALB — The softball team lost to the Miami University RedHawks 7-2 Sunday after its attempted rally in the sixth inning fell short.“In this game particularly, we just did not play good defense,” said Head Coach Christina Sutcliffe. “On paper,...

Batter Breakdown: Bekah Harnish

By Rick Green | March 1, 2018

Name: Bekah HarnishPosition: Catcher/InfielderHometown: Burlington, IllinoisFavorite sports team: Beverly Bandits“The Bandits are the softball team that I grew up watching and are local in the area,” Harnish said.Interesting fact: Loves Art“Art...

Softball goes 2-3 over weekend

By Rick Green | February 19, 2018

DeKALB — The softball team earned its first two wins of the young season in the College of Charleston Tournament.“There is a lot of room for improvement, but we are in a better spot this week than last week,” said Head Coach Christina Sutcliffe.Friday...

Softball; worst season opening since 2010

Softball; worst season opening since 2010

By Khobi Price | February 12, 2018

DeKALB — The softball team failed to secure a win, as it began its season Friday at the Florida Atlantic Tournament in Boca Raton, Florida.The Huskies’ 0-5 start marked their worst start to a season since their 2010 campaign when they opened the season...

Top 5 Athletes April 27-May 5

Top 5 Athletes April 27-May 5

By Scott A. Nicol | May 8, 2017

5. Junior softball infielder Bekah HarnishHarnish dropped out of the April 27 edition of the Top 5 Athletes after being No. 1 in the April 10 edition of Top 5.She dropped out of the Top 5, not so much because of her performance, but because other student-athletes,...

Head Coach Christina Sutcliffe and sophomore outfielder Katie Lamich celebrate during the last home game Saturday against Easter Michigan where the Huskies won 5-3.

Softball wins regular season finale

By Krystal Megan | May 7, 2017

DeKALB — Softball won its final regular season series when they defeated the University of Toledo Rockets in two of its three games this weekend.NIU (30-19, 15-9 Mid-American Conference) fell in Friday’s game, 6-3, but defeated the Rockets (24-34,...

Sophomore outfielder Jessica Rio slides into home plate against Eastern Michigan April 28. The Huskies beat the Eagles in three games. 

Softball beats Badgers

By Krystal Ward | May 3, 2017

Softball won its seventh consecutive game when it defeated the University of Wisconsin Badgers from the Big Ten Conference Tuesday in Madison, Wisconsin.Key hits in the seventh inning and a solid performance from sophomore pitcher Alex Frenz propelled...

Softball loses to top MAC contender

By Krystal Ward | April 23, 2017

DeKALB — Softball suffered its first series loss since April 4 when the Central Michigan University Chippewas defeated the Huskies in two of three games.The Chippewas (30-13, 13-4 Mid-American Conference) took the first game Friday, 2-1, and won the...

Softball wins midweek battle

Softball wins midweek battle

By Krystal Ward | April 12, 2017
Outfielder Jessica Rio loads up her swing Friday against Akron University at Mary M. Bell Field. The Huskies defeated Loyola University 7-4 in the first game of the doubleheader Wednesday before the second game was cancelled due to inclement weather.
Top 5 Athletes

Top 5 Athletes

By Scott A. Nicol | April 10, 2017

The stats are from games, meets and matches that occurred after 5 p.m. Feb. 27 and before 5 p.m. Sunday. If you feel there are student-athletes left off who deserve to be on the list or in upcoming weeks, tweet us at @NIUNorthernStar using #NIUTop5.Top...

Softball wins close series

By Krystal Ward | April 9, 2017

DeKALB — Softball won its three-game weekend series against the Kent State University Golden Flashes in three tightly contested games.The teams split Saturday’s doubleheader with Kent State (15-21, 5-6) taking the first game, 6-5, and NIU winning...