Christina Martinez runs to first base after making contact during the Owls' game versus Penn State on Feb. 14. Ryan Lynch | Multimedia Editor

Softball: Owls lose their first game this season in 11-inning thriller

February 28, 2016

Florida Atlantic softball took its first loss this weekend at the FAU Invitational in an 11-inning game against Maryland on Saturday night, snapping a 12-game winning streak —the best start in the program’s history.

Junior pitcher Kylee Hanson delivers a pitch to the plate during the Owls' 4-2 win over Penn State on Feb. 14. Ryan Lynch | Multimedia Editor

Softball: Owls keep momentum flying during weekend

February 21, 2016

Florida Atlantic softball swept all four games of the Strike Out Cancer Tournament this weekend and improved to 9-0 — the team’s best start in school history.

Kylee Hanson stares down the plate before delivering a pitch last season. Photo courtesy of FAU Athletics

2016 Softball Preview

February 17, 2016

Expectations have never been higher for Florida Atlantic softball than they are heading into the 2016 season.

Senior outfielder Christina Martinez comes in to score as the Owls’ second run of the game in the bottom of the third to give them a 2-0 lead. Ryan Lynch | Multimedia Editor

Softball: Strong arms help Owls sweep weekend tournament

February 14, 2016

Pitching paved the way for Florida Atlantic softball, as the team opened up its season with five straight wins over the weekend — its best start since the 2002 season. “I said [before the season started] the reason that we were picked No. 1 in the conference, I feel, is because of our pitching staff,” head coach Joan Joyce said. That staff — led by junior Kylee Hanson — gave up a total of three earned runs and 18 hits over 35 innings of play against the likes of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Hofstra, Wright State, Tulsa and Penn State.

Photo by Ryan Lynch | Contributing Photographer

Loch-ten loaded

March 22, 2015

While most freshmen would be trying to work their way into a starting lineup at the start of the year, Emily Lochten has established...