Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

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 ...

Women’s Tennis: Cats get first ranked win, lose in second round of NCAA Tournament

Women’s Tennis: Cats get first ranked win, lose in second round of NCAA Tournament

Sophie Mann, Digital Development and Recruitment Editor
May 15, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Women's Tennis

Women's Tennis Going into the NCAA Tournament in Atlanta this weekend, Northwestern hadn’t recorded a win against a ranked team all season. But the Wildcats left the Peach State with the ranked win they needed. For NU (15-12, 9-2 Big Ten), this season was far from smooth sailing, as the t...

Cross Country: Seidel sets school record in 3,000 meter steeplechase

Cross Country: Seidel sets school record in 3,000 meter steeplechase

Ryan Wangman, Assistant City Editor
May 15, 2017
Filed under Cross Country, Latest Stories, Sports

Cross Country Junior Isabel Seidel secured her spot in the Northwestern history books Friday, clocking the program’s fastest 3,000 meter steeplechase time at the 2017 Dr. Keeler Invitational. Seidel won the event by nearly eight seconds, notching a time of 10:31.22, and improving upon her pre...

Baseball: Underdog Wildcats take series at Maryland in dramatic fashion

Baseball: Underdog Wildcats take series at Maryland in dramatic fashion

Joseph Wilkinson, Reporter
May 14, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Baseball Maryland was 19-1 at home and in second place in the Big Ten coming into the weekend, but that was before Northwestern came to town and took two of three from the Terrapins. The Wildcats (21-28, 10-11 Big Ten) won the series with a thrilling 6-5 rubber match victory on Sunday. Freshman infie...

Men’s Golf: Northwestern looks for top-5 finish at NCAA regionals

Men’s Golf: Northwestern looks for top-5 finish at NCAA regionals

Jonah Dylan, Print Development and Recruitment Editor
May 14, 2017
Filed under Golf, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Men's Golf If there’s one thing college athletics can prove, it’s that where a team is seeded almost never matters once the competition begins. Northwestern enters the Baton Rouge regional seeded fifth and will need to finish in the top five to advance to NCAA championships. But coach Dav...

Lacrosse: Wildcats fall in second round of NCAA Tournament

Lacrosse: Wildcats fall in second round of NCAA Tournament

Dan Waldman, Assistant Sports Editor
May 14, 2017
Filed under Lacrosse, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Lacrosse For the second year in a row, the Wildcats are going home early. After rolling past Albany in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, Northwestern couldn’t stave off Stony Brook on Sunday to advance to the quarterfinals. Following a 15-7 trouncing of the Great Danes (12-6) on Friday, the Cats (11-10, 4-2 Big Ten) came up short in the second round, falling 13-9 to the No. 8-seed Seawolves (20-1). Despite...

Softball: Wildcats cruise past Purdue in Big Ten Tournament’s first round

Softball: Wildcats cruise past Purdue in Big Ten Tournament’s first round

Evan Augeri, Reporter
May 11, 2017
Filed under Softball, Sports

Softball It’s not often that one inning of a softball game wholly determines its outcome. But on Thursday morning in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament, No. 8 seed Northwestern scored all six of its own runs in an explosive first inning, leading to a 6-1 defeat of No. 9 seed Purdue....

Men’s Tennis: Seniors look to close careers on high note at NCAAs

Men’s Tennis: Seniors look to close careers on high note at NCAAs

Garrett Jochnau, Reporter
May 11, 2017
Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports, Tennis, Top Sports Stories

Men's Tennis In 2016, Northwestern fell just one set short of a trip to the NCAA Tournament’s main site. Against Stanford in the second round, then-junior Konrad Zieba lost a third-set thriller, giving the Cardinal a 4-3 win and capping a historic, albeit unfulfilling, season. With one final ...

Women’s Tennis: Wildcats take on Mississippi State to open NCAA Tournament play

Women’s Tennis: Wildcats take on Mississippi State to open NCAA Tournament play

Sophie Mann, Digital Development and Recruitment Editor
May 11, 2017
Filed under Sports, Tennis, Top Sports Stories, Women's Tennis

Women's Tennis After sneaking into the NCAA Tournament, Northwestern will take on No. 18 Mississippi State in Atlanta in its 19th-straight tournament appearance. The Wildcats (14-11, 9-2 Big Ten) enter the final stretch of the season after a challenging campaign. In a rough non-conference slate...

Lacrosse: Northwestern prepares return to New York for NCAA Tournament

Lacrosse: Northwestern prepares return to New York for NCAA Tournament

Ben Pope, Assistant Sports Editor
May 11, 2017
Filed under Lacrosse, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Lacrosse In early March, Northwestern traveled to Long Island for a two-game weekend, its first after the ultimately regular season-ending injury of star attacker Selena Lasota. This weekend, the No. 11 Wildcats (10-9, 4-2 Big Ten) will be back on the island for another Friday game against Albany ...

Baseball: Northwestern seeks tournament spot in contest against second-seeded Maryland

Baseball: Northwestern seeks tournament spot in contest against second-seeded Maryland

Talia Hendel, Reporter
May 10, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Baseball Another Northwestern team is living up to the phrase “Cardiac Cats,” as NU has tied with Michigan State for the eighth spot in conference standings with only two series remaining. To qualify for the Big Ten Tournament, the Wildcats will have to officially surpass the Spartans. The...