When performing in high pressure sports and mentally challenging competitions, some athletes attempt to block out distractions and carry on despite the adversity. Others turn to the comfort of superstitions.
Student-athletes at Loyola have started a competition called the Rambler Cup, based on attendance at games, GPA and community service.
The Loyola softball team’s season came to an end in the quarterfinal round of the MVC Tournament against Wichita State.
The Loyola softball team struck quickly to beat Evansville 6-1 and advance to the quarterfinal round of the MVC tournament.
The Loyola softball team is making its first MVC tournament appearance since 2014.
First-year slugger Shannon McGee is one of Loyola softball’s rookie players making an impact.
The Loyola softball team (24-21, 7-13) is on a three- conference-series-win streak after winning six of its last eight games against Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) opponents.
When Loyola built its softball park in 1997, it was very traditionally surfaced with dirt infields and grass outfields. Throughout the last 10 years, the university has been converting the infield and the outfield to artificial turf. Last year, Loyola completed the process, which has taken the field’s unpredictability out of practices and games, according to head coach Jeff Tylka.