Lake Forest teams combined to turn in the highest overall and conference winning percentage since joining the Midwest Conference, claimed three league/association titles, and competed in four NCAA Division III Championships in 2017-18.
The Lake Forest College softball team was defeated 7-0 on Friday by the College of St. Benedict, the 13th-ranked team in the nation, in an elimination game at the NCAA Division III Regional Tournament at Luther College.
Sophomore catcher Sydney Wyatt belted a home run and a double but the Lake Forest College softball team was defeated 11-3 in five innings at Luther College in the opening round of the NCAA Division III Tournament.
The Forester track team will compete in its first Midwest Conference Outdoor Championships this weekend while the softball team is headed to the NCAA Division III Tournament for the fourth time in the last five years.
The recipient of the 2018 Midwest Conference Elite 20 Award for softball was announced at the conclusion of the MWC Tournament and, for the third year in a row, the honor went to Lake Forest's Kat Beall.
Junior rightfielder Abby King had a base hit in both games but the Midwest Conference champion Lake Forest College softball team was eliminated from the MWC Tournament at home on Friday, falling 3-0 to Cornell College and 2-0 to Grinnell College.
Lake Forest College softball players Sydney Wyatt and Missy Dieckman-Meyer were voted Midwest Conference Position Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, on Monday after helping the Foresters win all eight of their games in the last seven days.
Sophomore catcher Sydney Wyatt belted a grand slam and three other Foresters homered in the softball team's 4-1 and 9-4 victories over Grinnell College in Janesville, Wisconsin, on Saturday. Lake Forest clinshed at least a share of the 2018 Midwest Conference title, the program's ninth in the last 17 years and 10th overall.
Sophomore catcher Sydney Wyatt, junior centerfielder Maria Zepeda, and senior infielder Kat Beall recorded three-hit games as the Lake Forest College softball team prevailed 7-1 and 14-3 at Beloit College on Wednesday.
Freshman Nicole Schussler belted her first career home run, one of the Foresters' three round-trippers on the day, as the Lake Forest College softball team swept a doubleheader at Monmouth College on Sunday. The visitors took the opener 7-2 and game two 9-3.
Freshman Maddie Webb threw two-and-two-thirds innings of scoreless relief to earn the victory in the Forester softball team's 2-1 9-inning triumph in game two of Saturday's doubleheader at Illinois College.
Sophomore Missy Dieckman-Meyer and junior Kyra Lenzi tossed back-to-back shutouts on Thursday as the Forester softball team defeated visiting St. Norbert College 6-0 in the opener of the doubleheader and 7-0 in game two.
Freshman shortstop Hannah Kalnicky homered twice and drove in seven runs to help lead the Lake Forest College softball team to a 10-4 victory over visiting Illinois Wesleyan University in the opener of their doubleheader on Wednesday. The Titans edged out the Foresters 6-5 in game two.
Freshman Maddie Webb earned the victory in the circle and drove in the winning run at the plate in the Lake Forest softball team's 4-1 victory over the University of Wisconsin-Stout in game two of Saturday's doubleheader. The Blue Devils took the opener 2-0.