The Horizon League regular season champion Valparaiso University men’s tennis team was well represented as the league announced its postseason awards at Thursday night’s banquet in advance of this weekend’s Horizon League Tournament in Ann Arbor, Mich.
With just six regular season games remaining, the importance of each contest keeps growing, and this weekend's series with Oakland is the most important yet for the Valparaiso University softball team. With just 1.5 games separating second through sixth in the Horizon League standings, this weekend's series could prove to have a big impact on the final positions.
Registration is open now for the Valparaiso University men’s basketball team’s three basketball camps this summer. Two camps will run concurrently June 19-22, with a third camp being hosted at the ARC July 24-28. The camps are open to youths from ages 5-14.
The Valparaiso University baseball team will make the longest Horizon League journey this weekend as it heads to Youngstown State for a three-game set with the Penguins. Note that the series schedule has been altered due to weather, as the two teams are now scheduled to play a doubleheader on Friday beginning at 1 p.m. CT. All five of the meetings between the Crusaders and Penguins will occur in an eight-day span, as Valpo and Youngstown State get together next Friday, May 5 for a doubleheader at Emory G. Bauer Field
The Valparaiso University baseball team has announced a schedule change to its series at Youngstown State this weekend. The Crusaders and Penguins will play a doubleheader on Friday at 1 p.m. CT at Eastwood Field due to an unfavorable weather forecast for the remainder of the weekend.
Due to weather concerns, the schedule for the softball series this weekend between Valparaiso and Oakland has been adjusted. The two squads are now slated to play a Friday doubleheader, with first pitch at 11 a.m. The series is scheduled to conclude with a single game on Saturday at noon.
The Valparaiso University softball team took to the field for its final non-league action of the regular season Wednesday afternoon in DeKalb, Ill. as the Crusaders visited Northern Illinois. But despite scoring first in both games, Valpo was unable to come away with a victory, as the Huskies rallied for a 7-4 win in the opener and a 5-2 win in the nightcap.
Tennis balls fly back and forth across the net as young men run in zig-zag patterns to thwart their opponents hard driving serves. Tennis at Division I schools is a blur of intense and concentrated movement. At Valpo, it’s especially engaging as a Horizon League Championship winning team includes Senior Tennis Team Captain, Kyle Dunn ’17.
It was a mix of the past, present and future for the Valparaiso University women’s golf team in the final round of the Horizon League Championships on Tuesday in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. Strong performances from a pair of underclassmen built excitement for the future, while the final collegiate rounds for a pair of seniors led to reflection on the past.
The Valparaiso University baseball team suffered a 10-3 loss to Notre Dame on Tuesday night at Frank Eck Stadium. Giovanni Garbella (San Diego, Calif. / Cathedral Catholic) provided a bright spot for the Crusaders by continuing his recent stretch of offensive success with two doubles.
The Valparaiso University men’s basketball program continues to welcome local talent into the fold, as head coach Matt Lottich announced today that Ryan Fazekas, a native of Chesterton and 2015 graduate of Marquette Catholic H.S., has signed to join the Crusaders as a transfer from Providence. Fazekas will have to sit out next season and will have two seasons of eligibility remaining starting with the 2018-19 campaign.
The Valparaiso University men’s golf team wrapped up its 2017 campaign on Tuesday at the Horizon League Championships in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. The Crusaders finished fourth of eight teams with a team score of 908 after carding a 303 in Tuesday’s third round. Valpo was three strokes behind Wright State for third.
The Valparaiso University baseball team will make the trip to Notre Dame on Tuesday evening for a midweek meeting with the Fighting Irish. The Crusaders will spend the week away from Emory G. Bauer Field as the Notre Dame game will be followed by a three-game weekend set at Youngstown State.
The Valparaiso University men’s golf team currently stands in third place in the Horizon League Championships with 18 holes remaining. The Crusaders stroked a 308 in Round 2 and currently sit at 605 (+29) through 36 holes. Valpo is seven strokes back of second-place Oakland and nine strokes behind first-place Cleveland State.
The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team wrapped the 2017 spring season in style and with a flair for the dramatic, as the Crusaders found two goals in the final 15 minutes to top the Valparaiso Alumni Team 4-3 in an exciting match on Sunday afternoon at Brown Field. With the win, the Crusaders finish the spring with a record of 7-1, with the only loss a 2-1 defeat back in February at Indiana University. Now, the team turns its attention to putting the final pieces in place in anticipation of the fall 2017 season.
The Valparaiso University men's tennis team beat Detroit Mercy 5-2 on Sunday to clinch the Horizon League regular season title and the No. 1 seed in the Horizon League Tournament. Valpo finished the season undefeated in league play for the second straight year.
The Valparaiso University women’s golf team received sub-80 rounds from a pair of underclassmen on the second day of the Horizon League Championships at Mission Inn Resort and Club in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. on Monday. Freshman Tiffany Curtis turned in a 79, eclipsed by only one teammate – sophomore Kylie Shoemake, who stroked a 78.
Fifth-year senior Ellis Foreman (Round Rock, Texas / Stony Point) made his first start of the season one to remember on Sunday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field. He shut down perennial Horizon League powerhouse Wright State to the tune of a complete game shutout.
The Valparaiso University women’s tennis team’s season came to a close on Sunday with a 5-2 loss to Detroit Mercy at the Valpo Tennis Complex. It may not be reflected in the form of victories, but the Crusaders (2-18, 1-8 Horizon) showed significant signs of improvement down the stretch, winning at least two matches in each of their last five. Seniors Paige Heuer, Kathleen Hebble and Morgan Paras all participated in the final matches of their collegiate careers on Sunday.