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NIU softball: Five Huskies earn conference honors

By Northern Star staff | May 5, 2015

Five softball student-athletes earned All-MAC honors, the conference announced Tuesday.Sophomore first baseman Kayti Grable, junior catcher Emily Naegele and senior utility player/pitcher Jessica Sturm were named to the All-MAC First Team. Freshman pitcher...

NIU softball: Huskies head to MAC Tournament as 6th seed

By Chris Loggins | May 4, 2015

The softball MAC Tournament looks to be an interesting one as usual, as several teams have promising chances of making some noise.The Huskies have remained one of the top teams in the MAC throughout the season, finishing 28-23 overall and 11-9 in the...

NIU softball: Huskies close regular season with 1-3 weekend

By Chris Loggins | May 4, 2015

Softball had a bit of a rough weekend, going 1-3 in two series against the Buffalo Bulls (13-37, 5-15 MAC) and the Kent State Golden Flashes (39-11, 17-4 MAC).The Huskies began with a 7-0 defeat of Buffalo before losing game two, 5-4. They were swept...

Softball sweeps Eagles, ties Chippewas at home

By Chris Loggins | April 27, 2015

Softball went 3-1 on the weekend, hosting series against the Eastern Michigan Eagles and the Central Michigan Chippewas.The Huskies (26-20, 10-6 MAC) swept the series against Eastern Michigan (15-29, 4-11 MAC) and went 1-1 in their series against Central...

NIU softball: Huskies split pair of doubleheaders

By Chris Loggins | April 20, 2015

Softball split a pair of series over the weekend for a 2-2 record.The Huskies (23-19, 7-5 MAC) got things started against the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks (24-19, 8-6 MAC), defeating them 2-1 in game one of the series before the RedHawks took game two by a score...

NIU softball: Emily Naegele back on field after injury

By Chris Loggins | April 20, 2015

Softball junior catcher Emily Naegele is getting back in her groove with the Huskies as the season heads into the home stretch.In two seasons at NIU, Naegele has turned into a huge player for the Huskies with 11 home runs, six triples, 99 hits and a collection...

NIU softball: Huskies sweep Valparaiso Crusaders

By Christopher Loggins | April 15, 2015

Softball got back on track with a doubleheader sweep of the Valparaiso Crusaders on Tuesday.The win comes after a three-game skid in which the Huskies struggled to hold leads late in games. NIU was able to outscore the Crusaders 16-6 , holding leads that...

NIU softball: Huskies swept by Western Michigan Broncos

By Christopher Loggins | April 13, 2015

Softball is on a three-game losing streak after being swept by the Western Michigan Broncos this weekend.The loss marked the first time the Huskies were swept in a series since March 11 against the University of Central Florida.The Huskies (19-17, 5-3...

NIU softball: Huskies head to Western Michigan for double dip

By Chris Loggins | April 11, 2015

Softball will head to Kalamazoo, Mich., this weekend for a two-game series against divisional opponent Western Michigan.First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday and noon Sunday. The Huskies (19-15, 5-1 MAC) are 7-3 in their last 10 games while the...

NIU softball: Huskies split doubleheader against Loyola

By Chris Loggins | April 9, 2015

Softball went 1-1 Wednesday in a doubleheader against the Loyola Ramblers. Expectations of rain briefly threatened completion of the doubleheader, but the games were played in their entirety.The Huskies (19-15) took the first game against the Ramblers...

NIU softball: Huskies take 3 of 4 from Bowling Green, Toledo

By Chris Loggins | April 6, 2015

Softball went 3-1 in two series against the Bowling Green Falcons and the Toledo Rockets.The Huskies (18-14, 5-1 MAC) began the weekend by splitting a Friday doubleheader against Bowling Green (12-16, 3-3 MAC) at Mary M. Bell Field. They went on to sweep...

NIU softball: ‘Sassiness’ fuels Huskies’ Jessica Sturm

By Chris Loggins | April 2, 2015

Softball senior pitcher Jessica Sturm has gained numerous accolades while at NIU, but she’s looking to end her softball career with something she doesn’t have: a MAC Championship.In four years at NIU, Sturm has piled up 44 wins (fifth most in program...