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Senior outfielder Kara Apato assumes her batting stance during a game against Ball State University April 6 in DeKalb.

Softball wins doubleheader at Ohio University

By Jordan Radloff | April 24, 2022

The NIU softball team won two games in a doubleheader Saturday in Athens, Ohio, at Ohio University but lost the series finale on Sunday. Saturday, game one: NIU 10, Ohio 7 The first game of the day on Saturday was a close one as the Huskies mounted...

Junior pitcher Delaney Ostrowski winds up a pitch during a game against Ball State University Wednesday April 6.

Softball takes one comeback win in Kent State series

By Jordan Radloff | April 16, 2022

The NIU softball team gained one win while losing two games in a weekend series against Kent State University Friday and Saturday in DeKalb. Six senior softball players, Bianca Barone, Katie Keller, Maddie Mackey, Amberly Rodriquez, Mackenzie Mahy...

Senior catcher Katie Keller (left) assumes her batting stance during a game against Ball State University April 6 in DeKalb.

This weekend in NIU Athletics: April 15

By Noah Silver, Sports Reporter | April 15, 2022

Baseball The NIU baseball team will have a three-game series this weekend in Rochester, Michigan, as they take on Oakland University. The Huskies dropped all four games to Central Michigan University this past week, putting them at 6-25 overall and...

Senior outfielder Kara Apato assumes her batting stance during a game against Ball State University April 6 in DeKalb.

Softball picks up a win at MAC-leader Central Michigan

By Jordan Radloff | April 10, 2022

DeKALB — The NIU softball team picked up one win in a weekend series against Mid-American Conference leader Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Saturday: CMU 4, NIU 0 The Huskies were swept in their first game of the series...

Junior pitcher Delaney Ostrowski winds up a pitch during a game against Ball State University Wednesday April 6.

Softball loses two, wins one game in midweek Ball State series

By Jordan Radloff | April 6, 2022

DeKALB — The NIU softball team faced off against Ball State Tuesday and Wednesday in DeKalb, falling in two games and picking up one win. Tuesday: Ball State 13, NIU 3 Ball State scored multiple runs in each inning of a five-inning game Tuesday...

Senior infielder and catcher Katie Keller assumes her batting stance during a game. (NIU Athletics)

Huskies swept in three softball games at Akron

By Jordan Radloff | April 3, 2022

DeKALB — The NIU softball team lost both games of a doubleheader Saturday and another game Sunday at the University of Akron. Saturday, game one: Akron 12, NIU 2 The Huskies only scored a total of three runs on Saturday compared to Akron’s total...

NIU softball head coach Christina Sutcliffe praises Katie Kellers work ethic and ability to lead others to success.

Softball drops doubleheader to Miami in first home series

By Jordan Radloff | March 25, 2022

DeKALB — The NIU softball team lost both five-inning games of a doubleheader against Miami University (Ohio) Friday in their first home series at Mary M. Bell Field in DeKalb. Miami tallied a combined 18 hits in both games over NIU total of five...

Then-junior infielder Bianca Barone hits one down the third-base line April 9, 2021 against the Western Michigan University Broncos.

Softball gains two wins and one loss at Bowling Green

By Jordan Radloff | March 20, 2022

DeKALB — The NIU softball team won both games of a doubleheader in their first day playing against Bowling Green State University Friday in Bowling Green, Ohio, but lost the third game of the series on Sunday after it was rescheduled from a Saturday...

The NIU softball team lost two games to EIU and a game to SIUE this past weekend at the SIU Tournament

Softball drops three games at SIU Tournament

By Jordan Radloff | March 14, 2022

DeKALB — The NIU softball team lost all three games at the Southern Illinois University Tournament on Sunday and Monday, marking their first weekend of the season without a win. The Huskies faced off against Eastern Illinois University both days and...

Sophomore gymnast Kendall George walks the balance beam at the Huskies home meet Feb. 4 at the Convocation Center in DeKalb. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

This weekend in NIU Athletics: March 11

By Jordan Radloff | March 10, 2022

Baseball The Huskies baseball team will look to finally add a win to their season record as they take on their first Mid-American Conference opponent this weekend at Ohio University. Friday, March 11 NIU will play two games in a doubleheader at...

Senior infielder and catcher Katie Keller assumes her batting stance during a game. (NIU Athletics)

Softball beats Knights, loses to Governors on both days at Austin Peay

By Jordan Radloff | March 5, 2022

DeKALB — The NIU softball team continues to keep an even 6-6 season record after the second day of the Austin Peay Tournament, defeating Bellarmine University twice and falling to Austin Peay State University in back-to-back days. MAC honors Katie...

Head Softball coach inducted into FAU Hall of Fame

By James Krause | July 6, 2019

DeKALB — NIU head softball coach Christina Sutcliffe has been announced as part of the Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2019 for her alma mater Florida Atlantic University.Sutcliffe was a pitcher for the FAU Owls softball team from 1997 to 2001, winning...