Softball Heads West
JUDI GARMAN CLASSIC
Titan Softball Complex,
Thursday, March 15
vs. No. 8/8
Friday, March 16
Saturday, March 17
Sunday, March 18
DePaul head coach Eugene Lenti can reach a milestone this weekend as he needs just three wins to reach the 900-win mark. Lenti, who has been at the helm of the program for 26 years, is DePaul’s all-time winningest coach and has led the Blue Demons to three Women’s College World Series and has taken 11 teams to the NCAA Tournament.
Lenti’s schedules are highlighted with nationally ranked teams and this season is no different. The Blue Demons have posted a 5-3 record over ranked teams, registered wins over
Senior right handed pitcher Tracie Adix is a big reason for DePaul’s success as she has recorded six wins in the circle and her only loss came against then-No. 24
Adix has twice been named the BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week with her last award coming after she picked up wins over No. 18 Cal and Fresno State and threw a season-high nine innings against UNLV. Adix gave up just one hit in her complete game shutout over
Senior outfielder Kate Sheaks leads the Blue Demons at the plate, averaging a team-high .327 and enters the weekend on a six-game hitting streak. During her streak Sheaks has knocked eight hits for five RBI. After DePaul claimed the UNLV Invitational crown, the senior was named the BIG EAST Player of the Week. During the tournament, Sheaks registered a team-high .438 batting average and blasted a game-changing three-run home run against UNLV. The outfielder also knocked key hits against then-No. 18 Cal, then-No. 23
The Blue Demons have found success against their Judi Garman pool play opponents. DePaul is perfect against
The 16-team Judi Garman field includes 10 teams that are ranked or receiving votes in the USA Today/NFCA and or the ESPN.com/USA Softball polls this week. Along with No. 8 Texas, Penn State and Fullerton – Arizona (#5/5), Arizona State (#2/4), Florida State, Fresno State, Kansas, Louisiana Lafayette (#17/16), Michigan (#9/7), North Carolina State, Notre Dame, Oklahoma (#6/6), Pacific and Washington (#12/7) round out the tournament field.
Championship brackets are scheduled to be announced Saturday, March 17 after 10 p.m. (CST).
Reaching a Coaching Milestone
Head Coach Eugene Lenti needs 3 more wins to reach 900 victories. In 26 years of coaching, Lenti has amassed a record of 897-454-6 and is DePaul’s all-time winningest coach. He has led the Blue Demons to three Women’s College World Series and 11 NCAA Tournament appearances.
BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week x2
Tracie Adix earned the conference’s Pitcher of the Week for the second time this season after picking up wins over No. 18 Cal and
Adix won her first BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week award after picking up three wins in the circle at the Oceanic Time Warner Paradise Classic, February 8-11. The senior threw 19.0 innings in her four appearances, throwing both a combined and a complete game shutout against then-ranked No. 24 Auburn and
Sheaks with Style
Kate Sheaks became the second Blue Demons to earn the BIG EAST Player of the Week accolades (Linda Secka won the leagues first award February 19). Sheaks led the Blue Demons at the plate for the week ending March 4, registering a team-high .438 batting average on the week. She hit a game-changing three-run home run against UNLV and registered key hits against No. 18 Cal, No. 23 Nebraska and
Wilus a Classic at NFCA
Junior infielder Marcy Wilus was named to the 2007 NFCA Lead Off Classic after leading the Blue Demons with 5 RBI and a .747 slugging percentage. Wilus knocked a pair of home runs, and registered 29 putouts and three assists in the infield.
Senior right handed pitcher Tracie Adix had one of the best weekends of her collegiate career in
Hawaiian High – Secka
Senior center fielder Linda Secka led the Blue Demons’ at the plate during the Oceanic Time Warner Paradise Classic. The senior finished the four-day tournament with a .409 batting average (9-for-22) while knocking two home runs – including a grand slam against then-No. 24
Winning Big in
The DePaul softball team defeated two ranked teams on their way to a 5-0 record and the UNLV Invitational title. The Blue Demons (12-5) topped No. 18/18
The Blue Demons won the Time Warner Oceanic Paradise Classic by posting a pair of wins over then-ranked No. 24 Auburn,
When the Blue Demons took the field against
Preseason Fourth in the BIG EAST
The DePaul softball team grabbed 93 points to finish fourth in the 2007 BIG EAST Preseason Coaches Poll. The Blue Demons return nine starters from a team that finished 33-22 and finished fifth with a 13-9 mark in their first season of BIG EAST play.
Blue Demons Sign Seven for 2007-08
The Blue Demons signed a pair of local Chicagoland players, Alex Morocco and Sean Plese, while the remaining five student-athletes are from out-of-state. Lindsey Dean and Brittney Yniguez are from