The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team came out on the right side of a hard-fought battle at the ARC Tuesday evening, earning a 67-61 victory over Milwaukee on Senior Night. The Crusaders’ five seniors were honored prior to the game and addressed the fans following the victory.
The Valparaiso University men’s golf team played the final 18 holes of the season’s first meet at Savannah Harbor Golf Course in Savannah, Ga. on Tuesday. Peter Webb (Madison, Wis. / James Madison Memorial) had the best Round 3 of any Crusader, while Nick Seitz (Xenia, Ohio / Carroll) garnered Valpo’s top finish in the event.
The Valparaiso University men’s golf team busted out the clubs for the start of spring competition on Monday at Savannah Harbor Golf Course in Savannah, Ga. Nick Seitz (Xenia, Ohio / Carroll) provided the most compelling storyline of the day, as he led the Crusaders in his return after missing the entire fall with a back injury.
After a first half where everything seemed to go right for the Valparaiso University women’s basketball team, the second half played out in quite the opposite fashion on Monday night at the Klotsche Center in Milwaukee. In the blink of an eye, a five-point halftime lead turned into a Milwaukee route, and the Panthers steadily pulled away for an 80-64 win.
The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team hits the floor at the ARC for the final time in the regular season on Tuesday evening as the Crusaders host Milwaukee on Senior Night. The program’s seniors will be honored prior to the game and will address the fans following the game.
Valparaiso University senior Sam Stewart (Frankfort, Ill./Lincoln-Way East) has been named the Horizon League softball Batter of the Week after her powerful performance at the plate helped lead the Crusaders to a 4-0 opening weekend of play last weekend.
The Valparaiso University men’s golf team hopes to take the department-wide mantra of “Champions in Competition” and “Champions in Classroom” to a whole new level this season.The Crusaders exemplified “Champions in Classroom” in the most literal sense possible in 2016, when they were honored by the Golf Coaches Association of America for posting the top grade point average of all Division I programs.
The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team got back to basics Sunday afternoon at Detroit Mercy, taking advantage of a size advantage across the board to pound the Titans inside en route to an 83-63 victory. Valpo returns home on Tuesday evening to honor its five seniors as it hosts Milwaukee on Senior Night at the ARC.
The Valparaiso University softball team finished up an undefeated weekend of action to open the 2017 season Sunday from the Aggie Invitational in Greensboro, N.C., defeating Howard by an 11-4 final. The Crusaders took on Appalachian State following their win over the Bison, but the meeting was declared No Game after being called in the middle of the fifth inning due to a drop-dead time.
Sophomore Grant Inman hurled five solid innings, senior Nate Palace launched his first home run of 2017 and freshman Jon Tieman nailed down his first career save as the Valparaiso University baseball team defeated Western Kentucky 5-2 on Sunday afternoon at Nick Denes Field in Bowling Green, Ky. The win marked the first of the season for the Crusaders.
The #23 Valparaiso University bowling team finished out the Crusader Classic from Lakewood Bowl in Richton Park, Ill. on Sunday, splitting a pair of matches in bracket play to finish the tournament in 10th place.
The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team has little time to bask in the glory of Saturday’s win, as the Crusaders face a quick turnaround with a Monday tilt in Milwaukee. Both squads roll into Monday’s matchup coming off upset triumphs, as Milwaukee took down Green Bay 72-60 on Friday night. The schedule does Valpo no favors as the Panthers haven’t played since Friday and stayed home during that stretch, while the Crusaders played on Saturday and had to travel to Milwaukee on Sunday.
The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team escaped with an improbable 57-55 win over Detroit Mercy on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The Crusaders avenged a 25-point loss to the Titans from earlier in the season. Amber Lindfors had a double-double while Dani Franklin led the Crusaders with 16 points.
The Valparaiso University softball team improved to 3-0 on the season with a pair of wins at the Aggie Invitational in Greensboro, N.C. on Saturday, taking down UMBC, 5-4, and host North Carolina A&T, 7-2. The Crusaders combined for seven home runs over the two victories, including two in each game from senior Sam Stewart (Frankfort, Ill./Lincoln-Way East).
The late innings haunted the Valparaiso University baseball team for the second consecutive day on Saturday afternoon in Bowling Green, Ky. Western Kentucky followed Friday’s walk-off win with another one-run victory, nipping Valpo 4-3 after snapping a 2-2 tie with two runs in the eighth. Junior college transfer Wes Gordon turned in a quality start in his Crusader debut, but received no decision.
The doubles play of seniors Kathleen Hebble (Sellersburg, Ind. / Silver Creek) and Paige Heuer (Munster, Ind. / Munster) remained a bright spot for the Valparaiso University women’s tennis team on Saturday morning, as the duo picked up a victory in a 7-0 loss to Evansville.
The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team looks to get back on the winning track Sunday afternoon as the Crusaders conclude the Michigan road swing at Detroit Mercy. Valpo has not lost back-to-back games in the last three years.
The Valparaiso University men’s tennis team defended its home courts in convincing fashion on Friday afternoon at the Courts of Northwest Indiana. After downing Xavier 6-1 in the first match of the day, the Crusaders whitewashed Eastern Illinois 7-0 to boost their dual match record to 6-1 on the spring. Senior Charlie Emhardt (Carmel, Ind. / Carmel) became the first player in school history to reach 100 career doubles wins with his victory over Xavier.
The Valparaiso University softball team kicked off the 2017 season on a winning note Friday at the Aggie Invitational in Greensboro, N.C., taking down host North Carolina A&T by a 3-0 final behind a one-hit effort in the circle from juniors Ashlyn Montgomery (Lebanon, Ind./Lebanon) and Mackenzie Grossmann (Perry, Mo./Mark Twain [Morehead State]). Senior Jorgi Calombaris (Frankfort, Ill./Lincoln-Way East) connected on her fourth career home run in the seventh inning as well.