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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,...

Softball sweeps Eastern Michigan

By Krystal Ward | April 30, 2017

DeKALB — Softball completed its first conference sweep of the season when the Huskies beat the Eastern Michigan University Eagles in three games this weekend.The Huskies (27-18, 13-8 Mid-American Conference) scored 26 runs against the Eagles (15-32,...

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...

Junior pitcher Tara Thacker pitching during a March 31 game against the Bowling Green Falcons. The Huskies won their series against Western Michigan University. 

Softball closes out series against Broncos with a win

By Krystal Ward | April 16, 2017

DeKALB — Junior pitcher Keegan Hayes pitched two out of three games, both wins, for NIU as they defeated the Western Michigan University Broncos.Hayes pitched four innings in Friday’s 6-5 Huskie (20-16, 8-6 Mid-American Conference) win in the first...

Teammate has friend’s back

By Krystal Ward | April 6, 2017

DeKALB — Softball’s junior pitcher Keegan Hayes and sophomore outfielder Katie Lamich have a long history together, sparking a special connection between the two friends.Hayes and Lamich grew up 10 minutes from each other in Naperville and played...

Softball loses doubleheader

By Krystal Ward | April 5, 2017

DeKALB — Softball could not hold on to either of its early leads in its doubleheader Tuesday against the Ball State University Cardinals.The Huskies (16-14, 4-4 Mid-American Conference) fell in the first game, 3-2, and lost the second game, 6-4.Game...

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

DeKALB — Softball won its home and Mid-American Conference opening series this weekend against the University of Akron Zips behind strong pitching from sophomore pitcher Alex Frenz. The teams split Friday’s double-header, with NIU (13-11, 2-1 Mid-American...

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....

Softball travels to SIU for tournament

By Krystal Ward | March 2, 2017

DeKALB — Softball (6-3) continues its preseason tournament games this weekend as it heads to Carbondale for five games in Southern Illinois University’s Coach B Classic.Junior pitcher Keegan Hayes said the team has been working on bunting and making...

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...

Softball kicks season off with 5-game weekend

By Christopher Loggins | February 22, 2016

Softball began its 2016 season over the weekend, going 2-3 at the Florida Atlantic University Tournament in games against Florida A&M University, Florida Atlantic University and the University of Connecticut.Florida A&M Game 1NIU controlled most...

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...