In 2015, the Loyola softball team (21-20, 7-10) signed Kiley Jones, a pitcher from Indiana. The coaching staff said it knew from the beginning she was going to be an asset to the team.
Loyola sophomore outfielder Shannon McGee is tied for the highest batting average in the MVC, hitting at a .414 clip.
After going 12-9 during its non-conference season, the Loyola softball team (14-12, 2-3) started conference play March 17.
After finishing 27-26 overall and 9-17 in Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) play last season, the Loyola softball team returns more experienced as it welcomes back 12 of its 15 scholarship players.
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.