The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

Junior Gaby Rhodes runs onto home plate during a game against Ohio State on May 8. For the first time in over a year and a half the softball team had a home game.

Illini softball opens fall schedule with three wins as underclassmen make debuts

By Renato Arteaga, Staff Writer

The Illini softball team hosted a fall home game for...

Illinois softball players celebrate Jaelyn Vickery during the game against Ohio State May 8. The team reflects on a successful season with multiple accolades amidst the pandemic.

Softball season rewind: Illinois makes strides, earns accolades in unusual season

By Allende Miglietta, Staff Writer

The well-rounded Illinois softball team ended the season...

Sophomore Kelly Ryono prepares to bat during a game. Ryono hit her first career home run in a game against Ohio State on May 8.

Ryono gains confidence after hitting first career home run

By Allende Miglietta, Staff Writer

Over the last two years of playing for the Illini,...

The Illini softball team huddles around after their game against Purdue on April 16. The teams regular season has now come to an end.

Illinois ends regular season in Iowa, finish with 24-20 record

By Allende Miglietta, Staff Writer

Illinois softball's “no-fear mentality” and perseverance...

The Illinois softball team meets on the mound to discuss pitching strategies against Indiana April 23. This upcoming weekend, the Illini will face Iowa in its last four-game series of the regular season.

Illinois wraps up regular-season campaign with showdown at Iowa

By Allende Miglietta, Staff Writer

This upcoming weekend, Illinois will face Iowa in its...

Senior Katie Wingerter prepares to bat at a game against Minnesota March 26. The Illinois softball team Illinois solely won game three of the four-game series against Ohio State this weekend.

Illini close out home campaign, honor seniors

By Allende Miglietta, Staff Writer

“Third time's a charm” was the presumed motto for...

The Illinois softball team heads off the field after a game against Minnesota March 28. The Illini will face Ohio State at Eichelberger Field for their last home series of the season this weekend.

Illinois sets up for last home series of season against Ohio State  

By Allende Miglietta, Staff Writer

There are two four-game series left in the regular...

Sophomore Gabi Robles runs to first base after a hit against Purdue on April 16. Robles tries to use obstacles she faces as motivation on the field during her games.

Robles uses personal obstacles as on-field motivation

By Allende Miglietta, Staff Writer

Perfection is not a standard; it’s an obstacle. Yet,...

Junior Sydney Sickels throws a pitch during the game against Purdue on April 17. Illinois split the series against Northwestern 2-2 this past weekend.

Illinois splits four-game series with Northwestern despite timely hitting, solid pitching

By Allende Miglietta , Staff Writer

After a tough four-game series against Northwestern,...

Sophomore Miranda Gallardo slides into third base during a game against Purdue April 16. The Illinois softball team is in Evanston, Illinois this weekend hoping to overtake Northwestern in their four-game series.

Illinois looks to bring high energy to series with Northwestern

By Allende Miglietta, Staff Writer

Over the past 32 games this season, Illinois has faced...

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