April 24, 2013
WATCH: Senior Reflections from Scharkey | Lamberth | Tyndall
EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern returns to Sharon J. Drysdale Field for one final homestand in the 2013 season, celebrating Senior Weekend April 26-28 against Purdue.
The series starts at 4 p.m. Friday, April 26 before the activities really get going over the weekend. On Saturday, April 27, a spring Wildcat Alley with games and activities for kids will take place prior to the 1 p.m. first pitch, and representatives of Donate Life Illinois will be on hand to register organ donors. Then, after the game, NU will host its seventh-annual Purple Auction--a celebration of the 2013 Senior class with great food, drinks and auction items.
The weekend concludes with Senior Day at noon Sunday. Before the game, former NU All-American Tammy Williams and some of her teammates from National Professional Fastpitch's Chicago Bandits will be on hand for a clinic. Then, prior to first pitch, Northwestern will honor senior Meghan Lamberth, senior Kristin Scharkey and junior Lauren Tyndall, who is graduating from NU after just three years.
Lamberth has grown immensely since she first stepped foot on campus in the fall of 2010, becoming a strong presence in the circle for the 'Cats. Earlier this season she put together a personal 21.0 inning scoreless streak spanning five different games, and nearly notched her first no-hitter in a career-best one-hit shutout of Illinois.
Scharkey has taken the reigns of the leadoff spot in the lineup for NU for the first time this season, responding with a career-best campaign in which she is batting .338 with 26 runs, 19 RBIs and a team-best 14 steals.
Tyndall, who saw action in four games during her career but has been sidelined by injury, will graduate with a degree in mechanical engineering and a minor in music technology. Her work in 3D printing has garnered industry coverage.
SEVENTH ANNUAL PURPLE AUCTION
Join Northwestern Softball April 27, 2013, for the seventh annual PURPLE AUCTION to be held in Welsh-Ryan Arena following the Wildcats' home game against Purdue! With great food, drinks and outstanding auction items, this is THE event to celebrate Northwestern Softball! Northwestern seniors Meghan Lamberth and Kristin Scharkey along with junior Lauren Tyndall, who is graduating after three years in Evanston, will be honored during the auction festivities then again prior to the Senior Day game on Sunday, April 28. For more information, visit softball page at NUsports.com.
DONATE LIFE ILLINOIS
Northwestern Athletics and Donate Life Illinois are proud to announce the Donate Life Northwestern Campaign, with representatives present at NU's Saturday game against Purdue this weekend at a booth where you can register to be a donor in person.
As part of the campaign, Donate Life Illinois will contribute $10 to the Wildcat Scholarship Fund for every loyal Northwestern fan who registers through the campaign as an organ, eye and tissue donor. If you are already a registered donor, Northwestern and Donate Life Illinois encourage you to share your decision with your family and friends.
To register, learn more about this campaign, and to track how much money has been raised, please visit DonateLifeIllinois.org.
For more information about the Donate Life Northwestern campaign, please click here or call Donate Life Illinois at 1-888-307-DON8.
Thank you for supporting this worthwhile initiative!
CHICAGO BANDITS CLINIC on SUNDAY, APRIL 28
Northwestern softball will host a clinic in conjunction with National Pro Fastpitch's Chicago Bandits at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 28, before NU hosts Purdue for the Wildcats' Senior Day game at Sharon J. Drysdale Field.
The clinic will feature four-time Northwestern All-American and 2009 NPF Rookie and Defensive Player of the Year Tammy Williams along with other Chicago Bandits teammates and former Wildcats' players. The Bandits have won a pair of NPF World Championships, including one in 2011, and advanced to the championship game of the league's playoffs in 2012.
Cost for the clinic is just $3 and includes a ticket to the NU versus Purdue game along with a free NU hat. Registration begins at 10 a.m. and the clinic will run for one hour from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. All participants then will be invited onto the field for pregame introductions prior to the noon first pitch of the Wildcats' game against the Boilermakers.
The clinic is open to all girls in grades first through eighth and will be split by age group to learn fundamentals and perform drills on the grass football practice field north of Sharon J. Drysdale Field.
To register for the clinic or for more information call Joe Thuente at 847-467-6862 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
For Northwestern's complete Purdue series game notes package, download the .pdf at the top of this page.
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