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Baseball: Entering final homestand, Northwestern still searching for last season’s magic

Baseball: Entering final homestand, Northwestern still searching for last season’s magic

Charlie Goldsmith, Assistant Sports Editor

May 10, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Latest Stories, Sports

Baseball With just two home runs through his first 45 games last year, then-freshman Alex Erro would have been considered one of the least likely sources for season-altering at-bats. But that May, the 5-foot-10 second baseman provided the three-run blast to clinch a series win at Purdue and the...

Lacrosse: Northwestern heads to NCAA Tournament for first-round date with Richmond

Lacrosse: Northwestern heads to NCAA Tournament for first-round date with Richmond

Ben Pope, Sports Editor

May 10, 2018


Filed under Lacrosse, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Lacrosse As a player at Massachusetts, midfielder Hannah Murphy faced Richmond eight times during her career. Murphy’s Minutewomen went 7-1 against the Spiders, with her tallying 7 goals and 10 points in those games. Now, Murphy is seeking a win in her first game against Richmond as a Northw...

Women’s Golf: Brooke Riley powers Wildcats to another appearance at NCAA Nationals

Women’s Golf: Brooke Riley powers Wildcats to another appearance at NCAA Nationals

Joseph Wilkinson, Digital Projects Editor

May 9, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Sports Stories, Women's Golf

Women's Golf It may not be coach Emily Fletcher’s favorite path to success, but yet another spectacular late-round performance this week led Northwestern to its sixth consecutive appearance at the NCAA National Championships. The Wildcats finished in sixth place in the Wisconsin regional on...

Women’s Tennis: 14th-seeded Northwestern looks to start NCAA Tournament run at home

Women’s Tennis: 14th-seeded Northwestern looks to start NCAA Tournament run at home

Calvin Alexander, Reporter

May 9, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Women's Tennis

Women's Tennis After a successful season thus far, Northwestern will host the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament this weekend. The No. 13 Wildcats (21-5, 11-0 Big Ten) received the 14th seed in this year’s tournament. The 16 seeded teams in the draw host the first two rounds of their i...

Softball: Five Wildcats receive All-Big Ten Honors ahead of Big Ten Tournament

Softball: Five Wildcats receive All-Big Ten Honors ahead of Big Ten Tournament

Andrew Golden, Reporter

May 9, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Softball, Top Sports Stories

Softball Northwestern will enter the Big Ten Tournament as the the fourth seed with a first-round bye, its third first-round bye in four years. The Wildcats’ (34-16, 14-8 Big Ten) success this season can be attributed to their key players, including five who received All-Big Ten honors. Fresh...

Baseball: Revisiting the unprecedented success of the Ron Wellman coaching era

Baseball: Revisiting the unprecedented success of the Ron Wellman coaching era

Ben Pope, Sports Editor

May 9, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Sports, Sports Features, Top Sports Stories, Top Stories

The story of the Ron Wellman era of Northwestern baseball, of the five years in a century and a half of history when the program didn’t just scrape by in the Big Ten basement but rather clawed for unprecedented heights and came painfully close to achieving them, began and ended with a storm. It...

Baseball: Can Northwestern find success again? Wellman, alumni say ‘yes’

Baseball: Can Northwestern find success again? Wellman, alumni say ‘yes’

Ben Pope, Sports Editor

May 9, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Baseball This article is a sidebar to The Daily’s feature on the Wellman era of Northwestern baseball, which brought unprecedented perennial success for the first and only time in its history during the mid-1980s. One has to look closely to find much tribute to legendary 1980s coach Ron Wellman at Northwestern today. Only a small sign along the Miller Park third base-side walkway — opposit...

Women’s Tennis: Writers ruminate about Michigan loss, NCAA Tournament chances

Women’s Tennis: Writers ruminate about Michigan loss, NCAA Tournament chances

Calvin Alexander and Brett Haensel

May 7, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Women's Tennis

Women's Tennis No. 12 Northwestern (21-5, 11-0 Big Ten) turned in one of its best-ever regular seasons in 2018 but fell to Michigan in the Big Ten championship. Entering this weekend’s regional round of the NCAA Tournament, The Daily’s women’s tennis writers convened to recap the regular season and preview the tournament ahead. 1. After starting the seaso...

Women’s Golf: Wildcats hope short road trip leads to success at NCAA Regionals

Women’s Golf: Wildcats hope short road trip leads to success at NCAA Regionals

Joseph Wilkinson, Digital Projects Editor

May 6, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Women's Golf

Women's Golf As Northwestern attempts to qualify for its sixth consecutive NCAA National Championships, the Wildcats will get to enjoy something different about this year’s regional tournament: It’s close to home. Since 2013, the squad has been to regionals in Washington, North Carolina, ...

Pope: Catastrophe strikes Northwestern lacrosse in double-whammy weekend

Ben Pope, Sports Editor

May 6, 2018


Filed under Lacrosse, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Lacrosse When interviewing Lindsay Darrell for a preview of Northwestern lacrosse’s Senior Day game on April 21, I made a mistake. I asked Darrell, a senior defender, how she was feeling about playing her final career home game. Darrell correctly responded that it probably wouldn’t be her final one, given that all projections at that time had the Wildcats hosting one of eight regionals in this May’s NCAA Tournam...

Lacrosse: Wildcats fall to Penn State in Big Ten semifinals, miss out on hosting NCAA regional

Lacrosse: Wildcats fall to Penn State in Big Ten semifinals, miss out on hosting NCAA regional

Ella Brockway, Assistant Sports Editor

May 6, 2018


Filed under Lacrosse, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Top Stories

Lacrosse No. 7 Northwestern’s Big Ten Tournament semifinal matchup against No. 16 Penn State opened with promise. The Wildcats won the first draw, and within 13 seconds were back in the draw circle, this time with a 1-0 lead off a goal from senior attacker Sheila Nesselbush. The Nittany Lio...

Softball: Northwestern loses final regular season series against Wisconsin

Softball: Northwestern loses final regular season series against Wisconsin

Andrew Golden, Reporter

May 6, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Softball, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Softball Northwestern lost its final regular season series against Wisconsin this weekend, marking just its second series loss of the season. On Friday, the Wildcats (34-16, 14-8 Big Ten) lost their first game to the Badgers (27-20, 11-9) by a 7-1 score. Wisconsin jumped on freshman pitch...