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Preview: New coach brings winning pedigree to NKU softball

Preview: New coach brings winning pedigree to NKU softball

Natalie Meyer, Contributor

February 19, 2016

A new league isn’t the only change this season for the NKU softball team.Kathryn Gleason was hired Aug. 3 as Northern Kentucky head coach. She spent the previous three seasons as Boston University head coach.Gleason brings a winning pedigree to Northern Kentucky. She has appeared in the Women’s College Wo...

Hot Seat: Allie Conner

Hot Seat: Allie Conner

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

April 2, 2015

Allie Conner Softball Senior Athletic Training   Allie Conner is the starting catcher for the softball team and has started all but one game this season for the Norse. She currently has a .967 fielding percentage and collected her first multiple-RBI game of the season on Mar. 29 against Lip...

Hot Seat: KC Straley

Clayton Castle, Sports Editor

March 23, 2015

KC Straley Softball Senior Early Childhood Education KC Straley has appeared in eight games for the Norse this season, where she has a .261 batting average with six hits in 23 at-bats. She is a graduate of Conner High School, but transferred here from Louisville. Last season, she played all 50 games ...

Unusual injury puts an end to softball player’s second season

Unusual injury puts an end to softball player’s second season

Brook Clifford, Sports editor

October 23, 2013

Nicolette Hayes stepped up to the plate in a softball game against Urbana at Miami University. At the top of the inning, there were two outs and the Norse were down 3-0. There were two players on second and third base when Hayes hit a single up the middle that scored two runs, bringing the score to 3-2...

Sports Shorts

April 17, 2013

Baseball The team faced North Florida on April 12, 13 and 14. All three games resulted in losses, 1-12, 7-8 and 4-12, respectively. The Norse are ranked last in the A-Sun Conference with a 1-11 conference record and 6-30 overall. The team’s next game is April 19, at home against Jacksonville at 3 p.m. Sof...

Former athlete turned student coach

Brook Clifford, Staff writer

April 10, 2013

  During her first two years at NKU, Katie Sullivan played third base for the softball team. She left the team her sophomore year because of a heavy class load. But before she left, her coach offered her another opportunity as a student assistant coach for the 2012 season. Now the senior...

Sports Shorts

April 3, 2013

Tennis The women’s and men’s tennis teams took on Mercer on March 28. Both matches resulted in losses with ending scores of 0-7 and 3-4, respectively. The next match was against Kennesaw State with final scores of 0-7 and 1-6; both losses. The men’s team is now ranked ninth in the Atlantic ...


March 20, 2013

Softball The softball team traveled to North Carolina on March 8 to compete in the Camel Stampede tournament. The games against Morehead State (6-8) and Campbel (4-6) l both resulted in a loss. The other two games in the tournament were won versus Drexel and Norfolk State 5-1 and 4-1, respectivel...

Softball team goes 1-3 over weekend

Softball team goes 1-3 over weekend

John Minor, Sports news editor

March 28, 2012

The Northern Kentucky University softball team played two doubleheaders at home this weekend, and despite finishing 1-3, the team feels they played better than the record indicates. “We played hard this weekend,” said junior Emily Schwaeble. “We are now hitting our peak.” The Norse split...

Sport Shorts 3/21/2012

March 20, 2012

Baseball The Northern Kentucky University baseball team began Great Lakes Valley Conference play with a pair of doubleheaders. The Norse was swept by Quincy March 17. Quincy scored four runs in the 12th inning to take the first game 8-6, and cruised to a 16-5 victory in the nightcap. The Norse came...

Baseball and softball swing into GLVC play

Stephen Wilder

March 23, 2011

The Northern Kentucky University baseball and softball teams are looking to continue recent success within the Great Lakes Valley Conference. With a strong showing outside conference play, the baseball team is looking to make a charge at winning the GLVC. The Norse own a 9-6 record for the sea...

Softball finds strength in pitching

Stephen Wilder

February 16, 2011

Northern Kentucky University’s softball season is creeping up fast. The Norse have been picked to finish fourth in the Eastern Division of the Great Lakes Valley Conference. Lewis University has been picked to win the East, with Quincy University and University of Indianapolis rounding out the top...

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