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Women’s Tennis: Chatt, Lipp prepare for NCAA Doubles Tournament

Women’s Tennis: Chatt, Lipp prepare for NCAA Doubles Tournament

Sophie Mann, Digital Development and Recruitment Editor
May 22, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Women's Tennis

Women's Tennis Though Northwestern’s NCAA Tournament run came to an end over a week ago, two Wildcats will continue their season this week at the NCAA Doubles Championship in Athens, Georgia. Juniors Alex Chatt and Maddie Lipp, the No. 15 doubles pair in the country, received an at-large bid to the tournament. The two competed in the tournament together last year and were the ITA Summer Nationals champion...

Baseball: Wildcats sweep Rutgers to head to first conference tournament in 7 years

Baseball: Wildcats sweep Rutgers to head to first conference tournament in 7 years

Joseph Wilkinson, Reporter
May 21, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Sports

Baseball Northwestern had several avenues to reach the Big Ten Tournament. But amid the results of several teams’ games and myriad qualification scenarios, the easiest was for the Wildcats to win their own contests. They did just that by taking three straight from Rutgers in dominant fashi...

The Sideline: Confident but calm, Inglis brings passion for golf to Northwestern

The Sideline: Confident but calm, Inglis brings passion for golf to Northwestern

Jonah Dylan, Print Development and Recruitment Editor
May 21, 2017
Filed under Golf, Latest Stories, Sports, Sports Features, Top Sports Stories

Welcome to The Sideline, a series of profiles of Northwestern’s coaches where The Daily’s sports staff provides detailed looks into the lives and personalities of all 19 varsity coaches.   In spring 2010, all David Inglis wanted was to be a college golf coach. Instead, he found himself worki...

Curtain Call: Despite late start, Cooper Wetherbee closes career as key starter

Curtain Call: Despite late start, Cooper Wetherbee closes career as key starter

Talia Hendel, Reporter
May 18, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Forty percent of students at Northwestern are in Greek life. Only 6 percent are varsity athletes. Most who do both likely don't have a double major and a minor. But senior pitcher Cooper Wetherbee is one of those select few. “We tell our guys that it takes a special person that can balance all...

Women’s Golf: Northwestern returns to national championship looking to erase last year’s heartbreak

Women’s Golf: Northwestern returns to national championship looking to erase last year’s heartbreak

Joseph Wilkinson, Reporter
May 18, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Women's Golf

Women's Golf Last year, Northwestern turned in the best performance in program history, finishing in ninth place at the NCAA National Championships. For the Wildcats, however, it was a slight disappointment, as they were a single stroke from reaching the final match play tournament, which fe...

Cats Chat Sports Podcast: Episode 6 — Women’s Golf

Cats Chat Sports Podcast: Episode 6 — Women’s Golf

Daily Sports Staff
May 18, 2017
Filed under Audio, Cats Chat, Multimedia, Sports, Women's Golf

On the latest edition of The Daily's sports podcast, women's golf reporter Joe Wilkinson joins Sports Editor Cole Paxton to discuss NU women's golf. The pair discusses the Cats' postseason play so far, the play of junior Hannah Kim and next week's NCAA National Championships. Finally, Wilkinson gives...

Curtain Call: Anna Petersen overcomes setbacks, realizes power potential in final season

Curtain Call: Anna Petersen overcomes setbacks, realizes power potential in final season

Evan Augeri, Reporter
May 18, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Softball, Sports, Sports Features, Top Sports Stories

Anna Petersen and the Wildcats were no-hit in the final game of the senior outfielder’s career, a 5-1 loss to Minnesota last Friday in the Big Ten Tournament’s second round. But that finish was an ironic end to Petersen’s four years at Northwestern, during which she experienced steady improvement,...

Baseball: With Big Ten Tournament spot uncertain, Northwestern prepares for final series against Rutgers

Baseball: With Big Ten Tournament spot uncertain, Northwestern prepares for final series against Rutgers

Talia Hendel, Reporter
May 18, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Latest Stories, Sports

Baseball After leaving Maryland with two crucial wins last weekend, Northwestern can breathe a little easier entering their final regular season series against Rutgers. That doesn’t mean, however, that the Wildcats can coast to one of the final spots in the Big Ten tournament. NU (21-28, 10-11 Big Ten) is trailed closely by Michigan State, which is just on...

Men’s Golf: Northwestern’s season ends with heartbreaking collapse

Men’s Golf: Northwestern’s season ends with heartbreaking collapse

Jonah Dylan, Print Development and Recruitment Editor
May 18, 2017
Filed under Golf, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Men's Golf It’s complete devastation for Northwestern. The Wildcats lost in a playoff to Jacksonville for the fifth and final spot to NCAA Championships from the Baton Rouge regional. After 54 holes, the teams were deadlocked at 19-over par, and NU’s season ended shortly thereafter after f...

Men’s Tennis: Northwestern’s season ends in loss to No. 8 California

Men’s Tennis: Northwestern’s season ends in loss to No. 8 California

Garrett Jochnau, Reporter
May 16, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Men's Tennis, Sports

Men's Tennis Northwestern’s season came to a close Saturday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, as a comeback from No. 8 California (20-7) halted the Wildcats’ early momentum and capped NU’s tournament run. The No. 21 Cats (22-11) opened the weekend with a win over No. 45 Utah S...

Curtain Call: Christina Esposito transitions Northwestern into new age of lacrosse

Curtain Call: Christina Esposito transitions Northwestern into new age of lacrosse

Dan Waldman, Assistant Sports Editor
May 16, 2017
Filed under Lacrosse, Latest Stories, Sports, Sports Features, Top Sports Stories

Senior attacker Christina Esposito walked off of a college lacrosse field for the last time Sunday, as the Wildcats came up short against host Stony Brook in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. For Esposito, Stony Brook will go down as the last field on which she will ever play college lacrosse....

Softball: Wildcats conclude season with Big Ten Tournament loss to Minnesota

Softball: Wildcats conclude season with Big Ten Tournament loss to Minnesota

Evan Augeri, Reporter
May 15, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Softball, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Softball Northwestern finished its season Friday with a 5-1 loss in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament to top-seeded Minnesota, the tournament’s eventual champion and owner of the nation’s best record. The game was a pitcher’s duel up until the fifth inning, as senior pitcher Nicole ...