Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 7:17pm
The Michigan softball team has struggled to find offensive production, hitting just six home runs on the season.

It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what plagued the Michigan softball team’s offense at last weekend’s Gamecock Invitational. 

Despite coming in undefeated, the Wolverines limped home with a 1-3 record on the tournament, scoring more than one run just once in four games.

It’s hard to know exactly why, but Michigan coach Carol Hutchins has some ideas. 

Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 5:43pm
Graduate student attacker Rocco Sutherland and the men’s lacrosse team fell 14-12 against Merrimack largely due to costly turnovers.

In the fourth quarter of a back-and-forth match against Merrimack, the Michigan men’s lacrosse team mustered up an opportunity to tie the game. 

The Wolverines had the ball within feet of the Warriors’ goal. They were close, but with a momentum-shifting goal right in front of them, a slightly overshot pass by midfielder Josh Zawada ended Michigan’s hopes as it sailed out of bounds.

Monday, February 17, 2020 - 4:19pm
Senior outfielder Haley Hoogenraad is hitting .458 on the season.

Michigan softball is starting off the season with a 9-0 record, including three wins against ranked opponents: one over No. 7 Florida and two against No. 25 North Carolina. And Michigan hasn’t been squeaking by — six of its nine games have been won by a margin of four or more, including a six-inning run rule over the Gators due to increased offensive consistency.

Sunday, February 16, 2020 - 9:43pm
This weekend in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, senior infielder Madison Uden started at third for three of the weekend's four games, but the Michigan softball team's lineup is still not set.

The roster is filled with names of players ready to battle it out for one of the nine spots in the lineup. At the beginning of the season, Michigan coach Carol Hutchins said she was waiting to see who would take advantage of their opportunities — who would prove they deserved a spot. It’s still early. There’s still plenty of time for players to show what they’re made of. The constant lineup switches can be read to mean she’s still waiting for that moment. Or they could be read as a measure of the team’s depth.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 6:15pm
Junior third baseman Lou Allan played in MIchigan's opening weekend for the first time in her college career.

Lou Allan wasted no time in Friday’s season opener. With two outs in the bottom of the first inning, the junior third baseman fired a ball deep into the right of center field and took off. 

It was the Wolverines’ first hit of the season and — after another big swing from sophomore infielder Morgan Overaitis — she scored the first run. 

But for Allan, it represented another first: The first time in her career that she’s been able to play in Michigan softball’s opening weekend. She spent most of last season in the dugout, recovering from a knee injury. 

Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 7:46pm
Paul Juda had a score of 14.300 this weekend on the high bar, one of three first place finishes for him

Ultimately, solid performances like Juda’s led the fourth-ranked Wolverines’ (8-0) triumph over No. 19 Northern Illinois (0-7) and the University of Illinois-Chicago (2-8) with a total score of 413.400. The Wolverines won the meet by 55.450 points, with UIC taking second (357.950) and NIU in third (271.700).

Sunday, February 2, 2020 - 5:42pm

Over the past two seasons, the Michigan softball team’s success in the circle has largely fallen on the shoulders of one athlete: junior left-hander Meghan Beaubien.

But this season, as sophomore right-hander Alex Storako comes into her own and the Wolverines welcome two more pitchers onto their roster, Beaubien may be able to give her arm a rest from time to time.
For the first time in 20 years, the Wolverines’ pitching staff now boasts five pitchers: Beaubien, Storako, freshman left-hander Lauren Esman, freshman right-hander Chandler Dennis and junior right-hander Sarah Schaefer. But with so many of Michigan’s options untested and unseasoned, it’s too early to tell what impact the added depth will have

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 9:56pm
This season, sophomore right-hander Alex Storako is looking to find her presence on the mound.


It’s the word that’s guided Michigan softball’s pitching staff through the offseason. But for its top two arms, that means something different.

For junior left-hander Meghan Beaubien, that means not getting caught up in other people’s expectations. 

Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 10:27pm
The Michigan Marching Band surprised Henry Boyer with a private concert.

When nine-year-old Henry Boyer reached for the door in Revelli Hall, he never could have anticipated the surprise that was waiting for him on the other side — a private concert from the Michigan Marching Band.
The meeting was a long-time in the making. It all started this fall when Henry attended the Notre Dame football game at the Big House. As much as he liked watching the game, he truly fell in love with the band.

Sunday, December 8, 2019 - 8:39pm

While there was an admitted talent gap between the Michigan women’s swim and dive team and its rivals, the Wolverines relied on long-term development to power past more highly-ranked opponents at this weekend’s Minnesota Invite. 

No. 19 Michigan came in second out of seven, falling 422.5 points shy of first-place No. 3 California.

Michigan (3-0) came out of the weekend with 10 top-three finishes and seven athletes qualifying for NCAA Championships.