The Daily Northwestern

Lacrosse: Nielsen trades stick for clipboard

Brian Chappatta

April 7, 2010


Filed under Lacrosse, Sports

Hannah Nielsen was one of the fiercest competitors to ever come through Northwestern. The Brighton, Australia native helped lead the Wildcats to four national championships during her time in Evanston.But Nielsen graduated last year, and this weekend No. 1 NU will visit Nielsen's new home turf in Univer...

Baseball: End of an error: NU focuses on fielding at Penn State

Christine Todd

April 7, 2010


Filed under Baseball, Sports

After Northwestern's series opener against Ohio State, coach Paul Stevens looked over his shoulder to the scoreboard in right-center field at Rocky Miller Park. The next day he did the same thing, both days pointing out an identical neon-lit number in the column marked "E." That number was "0.""E" stands fo...

Women’s Tennis: Cats travel to Texas for two tough tests

Katherine Driessen

April 7, 2010


Filed under Sports, Women's Tennis

Northwestern is not accustomed to losing. Just ask senior Lauren Lui, who is 34-1 in conference singles play and has been a part of three Big Ten Championship teams in her three seasons with the Wildcats."Losing is definitely not something we've had a lot of experience with before," Lui said. "As a tea...

Softball: NU heads to Tuscaloosa to take on No. 6 Alabama

David Uberti

April 7, 2010


Filed under Softball, Sports

A week ago Northwestern sat at a respectable 16-11 mark. The Cats swept Purdue in their first conference series, making them winners of seven of their last eight games."We've matured a lot," coach Kate Drohan said before NU's game against Purdue. "We're executing at a much higher level."But after two losse...

Men’s Tennis: Cats buckle down for Big Ten battles with Badgers, Boilermakers

Jonah Rosenblum

April 7, 2010


Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports

Watching Tobias Reitz's match against Will Davis of Michigan State, one would never know the sophomore went a full month without playing a singles match. Reitz showed no signs of rust in his return to singles, beating Will Davis in three sets to help the Wildcats defeat the Spartans 6-1. "I've be...

Softball: WIldcats run-ruled by Hawkeyes in Iowa City

Colin Becht

April 6, 2010


Filed under Sports

It seems like the Wildcats can't catch a break. Four days after getting run-ruled by No. 18 Illinois for the first time in school history, Northwestern traveled to Iowa looking to snap out of its funk. Battling blustery, raining conditions in Iowa City, Iowa, the Cats couldn't crack their recent cu...

Lacrosse Q&A: Texan Thornton gets off to a fast start on defense for the Wildcats

Brian Chappatta

April 6, 2010


Filed under Lacrosse, Sports

Taylor Thornton is the only player on Northwestern's roster from Texas-or even from west of the Mississippi River. And she couldn't be prouder.The freshman from Texas has made an immediate impact with the No. 1 Wildcats, ranking tops on the team in caused turnovers and ground balls recovered. Her play on...

Day: Northwestern gets ready to reload once again

Andy Day

April 6, 2010


Filed under Sports

Skeptics thought Northwestern's future was bleak when virtually untested quarterback Mike Kafka was taking over the helm of the Wildcats' offense. Despite proving his skills on the ground against Minnesota the season before, no one thought he would offer an air threat in the 2009 season. Boy were th...

Feature: Ryan Field’s greens grounded

Ed Demaria

April 6, 2010


Filed under Football, Sports

The spring football game is two weeks away and football is on the minds of Northwestern fans once again. But what has been happening at Ryan Field since a wave of purple engulfed the playing surface after the 33-31 upset victory over No. 16 Wisconsin in November? The short answer: nothing.Since Nov. 21, ...

Baseball: Northwestern newcomers fill in rotating bullpen

Christine Todd

April 5, 2010


Filed under Baseball, Sports

After six Northwestern pitchers combined to allow 10 earned runs on 13 hits Sunday against Ohio State, coach Paul Stevens said he is looking to solidify the back end of his bullpen."A multitude of individuals running to the hill" will have the chance to make their case at 3 p.m. on Wednesday when NU (...

Softball: Iowa provides tough test for struggling Northwestern

David Uberti

April 5, 2010


Filed under Softball, Sports

After being swept by No. 18 Illinois last weekend in a series that included a 12-run blowout loss, Northwestern will look to stop the bleeding Wednesday at Iowa."(Last weekend) we lost sight of our goal, which was to work together and play every pitch the way we play," junior designated player Michelle ...

Fishbain: If NCAA ain’t broke, don’t expand it

Kevin Fishbain

April 5, 2010


Filed under Sports

If the NCAA can be selfish, so can I. So if the NCAA wants to be selfish and implement a 96-team NCAA Tournament, a March Madness that no college basketball analyst or fan wants to see, I can direct my frustration on the pending decision solely to the team I root for-Northwestern. I don't care how it is...