Sophomore forward Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson should be a force for BU hockey in the coming season. PHOTO BY MADDIE MALHOTRA/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

An Overview of BU Athletics: Everything you need to know

Throughout the 2015-16 season, Boston University athletics enjoyed another year as one of the premier Division I programs in the country. Highlighted by a number of Patriot League championships and NCAA tournament appearances, Terriers excelled on the field, ice and court last season. Looking ahead to this year and beyond, BU sports is poised to compete at a high level […]

Lauren Hynes, who finished with a team-leading 2.24 ERA, is one of three Terriers graduating. PHOTO BY FALON MORAN/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Softball falls in NCAA Tournament, concludes much-improved season

For the Boston University softball team, the 2016 season was one of many ups and downs, and its appearance in the regional round of the NCAA tournament was no different. The Terriers (28-24, 11-6 Patriot League) fell to No. 9 Louisiana-Lafayette 9-5 Friday night, and were then eliminated by No. 16 Texas A&M in a 6-0 shutout on Saturday in […]

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Gabi Martinez's three homers lead the Terriers.

Softball takes home Patriot League championship, prepares for NCAAs

Following an improbable Patriot League tournament run, the Boston University softball team was crowned conference champions for the 11th time in program history Sunday afternoon, as it defeated Army West Point 9-0 in five innings at Lehigh’s Leadership Park. The Terriers (28-22, 11-6 Patriot League) claimed their fourth title in seven years with the victory, and move on to make […]

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Brittany Younan, outside of leading BU's ERA, has struck out 85 percent of players in 2016. PHOTO BY SOFIA FARENTINOS/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Softball looks to ride momentum of year’s longest winning streak

Despite falling in the second game of a doubleheader Wednesday, the Boston University softball team is fresh off its most successful week of the 2016 campaign. After struggling out of the gate, BU (20-21, 6-5 Patriot League) recently put together a seven-game winning streak — its longest of the season. According to BU head coach Ashley Waters, the streak should […]

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The men's hockey team advanced to the NCAA Tournament, but ultimately fell to the University of Denver.

How did BU Athletics fare throughout 2015-16 academic year?

Fall Sports Men’s soccer (12-6-2, 6-1-2 Patriot League): Serious question marks surrounded BU head coach Neil Roberts’ side before the 2015 campaign, and by the season’s end in November, all were answered with aplomb. The Terriers posted seven shutouts, earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament and were one point shy of the conference’s regular-season title. Perhaps the biggest […]

Softball splits doubleheader with Lehigh University, Melanie Russell shines

Softball splits doubleheader with Lehigh University, Melanie Russell shines

Matched up against the Patriot League’s most consistent squad, the Boston University softball team left the diamond Wednesday afternoon with a share of the spoils. Carried by the arm of senior pitcher Melanie Russell and a balanced assault on two Mountain Hawk (31-12, 9-2 Patriot League) aces, the Terriers (20-21, 6-5 PL) won the 1 p.m. outing 2-0, only to […]

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Softball readies for series against Lehigh University

With a series sweep of Lafayette College in hand, the Boston University softball team will look to keep its form red hot when it hosts a Patriot League-leading Lehigh University side for a doubleheader on Wednesday. This matchup was originally scheduled for early April, but poor weather conditions pushed the series back to this week. BU (19-20, 5-4 Patriot League) […]

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Heinen (right) has wasted no time in adjusting to life as a Terrier. PHOTO BY SOFIA FARENTINOS/DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

20 Questions with BU softball freshman Alex Heinen

With a new coach and chemistry persisting through a young core and reliable upperclassmen, the Boston University softball team has made strides in the Patriot League as it looks to capture another title. Alex Heinen is one of the many underclassmen who have stepped up to the plate, literally and figuratively, for the Terriers this season. Starting every game this […]

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Senior pitcher Lauren Hynes started Thursday against UMass Lowell, pitching 3.1 innings and allowing one run. PHOTO BY ALEXANDRA WIMLEY/DFP FILE PHOTO

Softball shows versatility in third-straight victory at UMass Lowell

The Boston University softball team won its third-straight game Thursday afternoon against the University of Massachusetts Lowell in a 5-1 extra-inning battle. The visiting Terriers (16-20, 2-4 Patriot League) capitalized on the River Hawks’ (8-35) mistakes and used their offensive prowess to help secure the victory. Both teams struggled offensively in the early going, and the game was scoreless after three […]

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Junior outfielder Moriah Connolly tied a personal best on Wednesday, going 4-4 while scoring two runs. PHOTO BY FALON MORAN/DFP FILE PHOTO

Softball storms past Bryant University, puts together thorough performance

The good times kept on rolling early Wednesday evening for the Boston University women’s softball team. Slated for an away contest against Bryant University, the Terriers secured a 9-1 win in five innings through efficient hitting and nearly flawless pitching. Eight BU (15-20, 2-4 Patriot League) players recorded hits while senior Melanie Russell pitched her way to a three-hitter. The […]

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