Baseball

Valpo Baseball Inks Six to National Letters of Intent

Valparaiso University baseball coach Paul Twenge has announced the signing of six ball players to National Letters of Intent during the early signing period this fall.


Baseball

Valpo Baseball Hands Out 2005 Team Awards

Valparaiso University's baseball program recently recognized its team award winners for the 2005 season.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Men's Basketball To Conduct Basketball Academy August 1-5

Head Coach Homer Drew and the Valparaiso University men's basketball program will conduct the Valpo Basketball Academy, August 1-5 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Men's Basketball

Valparaiso Names Bryce Drew Assistant Basketball Coach

Valparaiso University head men's basketball coach Homer Drew announced the appointment of Bryce Drew as assistant basketball coach.


Men's Basketball

Harris Returns Home Following Release From the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Valparaiso University men's basketball player Kenny Harris was released from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) and has returned home. Harris, a sophomore who was hospitalized on April 11 after collapsing while participating in weight training exercises, was transferred to the RIC on May 11.


Baseball

Valpo's Arensdorff Named May/June Mid-Con Men's Athlete of the Month

Valpo baseball player Mike Arensdorff was named the Mid-Continent Conference Men's Athlete of the Month for May and June.


Softball

Individual Softball Instruction Available This Summer

Individual softball instruction is available this summer through Valparaiso University head softball coach Randy Schneider.


Women's Basketball

Bloodworth Joins Crusader Hoops Staff

Valparaiso University head basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced the hiring of Andrea Bloodworth as an assistant coach heading into the 2005-2006 season.


Men's Basketball

Family of Kenny Harris Issues Statement

Since Kenny Harris was transferred to the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) on May 11, he has made significant progress his family has announced. Harris, a sophomore in 2004-05, was hospitalized on April 11 after collapsing while participating in weight training exercises.


Women's Track & Field

Meyer Earns Second Straight Academic All-District Honors

Valparaiso University junior Amanda Meyer (Hudson, Wis./Somerset H.S.) has been named to the ESPN The Magazine All-District V Women's Track and Field/Cross Country Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) for the second straight year.


Men's Track & Field

Lee Places 25th in Long Jump at NCAA Regionals

Valparaiso University's Joshua Lee (Yellow Jacket, Colo./Montezuma-Cortez H.S.) concluded the 2004-2005 athletic season for the Crusaders on Friday evening, finishing in 25th place at the NCAA MidEast Regional Championships held in Bloomington, Ind.


Baseball

Valpo's Arensdorff, Perri Selected First Team All-Mid-Con; Knobel Named To Second Team

Valparaiso University baseball players Mike Arensdorff and Kevin Perri were selected First Team All-Mid-Continent Conference, and Adam Knobel was named Second Team All-Mid-Con in a vote by the league's head coaches. All three are first-time all-conference honors.


Women's Basketball

McCombs Departs Valpo for Assistant's Job at Pittsburgh

Valparaiso University associate head coach Caroline McCombs has resigned from her position at the university to take an assistant coaching job at the University of Pittsburgh.


Baseball

Valpo Splits Doubleheader With Centenary; Gents Earn Final Mid-Con Tournament Spot

Valpo pounded out 19 hits to defeat Centenary 15-4 in the nightcap, but Centenary won the opener 10-1 to claim the fourth and final spot in this week's Mid-Con Tournament. Brian Rzepka had five hits and four RBIs, while John Giusti had five hits, including a 4-for-4 performance in the second game. Senior Adam Knobel struck out nine in five shutout innings and senior Eric Brauer belted a long solo homer in his only career at bat.


Baseball

Valpo Splits Mid-Con Twinbill With Centenary; Knobel Becomes School's All-Time Saves Leader

Senior Adam Knobel became Valpo's all-time saves leader as the Crusaders defeated Centenary 4-2 in the first game of a Mid-Continent Conference doubleheader. The Gents defeated Valpo 4-2 in the nightcap, setting up a decisive twinbill on Sunday to determine whether Valpo or Centenary earns the fourth and final spot in the Mid-Con Tournament.


Baseball

Valpo To Host Centenary In Decisive Four-Game Mid-Con Series This Weekend

Valpo will host Centenary in a crucial four-game Mid-Continent Conference series Saturday and Sunday at Emory G. Bauer Field. The Crusaders (8-10 Mid-Con) and Gents (10-10 Mid-Con), who will play noon doubleheaders both days, are vying for one spot in the Mid-Con Tournament.


Baseball

Butler Outslugs Valpo 17-12

Valpo's Mike Arensdorff had three hits and four RBIs, but Butler's eight-run fifth inning propelled the Bulldogs to a 17-12 victory over the Crusaders. Colin Reynolds and John Giusti added two hits and two RBIs apiece.


Men's Track & Field

Two Crusaders Earn All-Conference Honors

Joshua Lee (Yellow Jacket, Colo./Montezuma-Cortez H.S.) and Todd Goodrick (Rochester Hills, Mich./Rochester H.S.) were both named to the All Mid-Continent Conference Teams from Valparaiso University following the completion of the Outdoor Track and Field Championships this past weekend.


Women's Track & Field

Wilson Named Newcomer of the Year; Five Crusaders Earn All-Conference Honors

Valparaiso University freshman Melanie Wilson (Saint Louis, Mo./Rosati-Kain H.S.) was named the Mid-Continent Conference Newcomer of the Year in outdoor track and field and was one of five Crusaders to earn All Mid-Continent Conference honors following the weekend's championships.


Baseball

North Dakota State Edges Valpo In Two, One-Run Games

North Dakota State forced Valpo to play comeback baseball in both games and the Bison held on to sweep a doubleheader from the Crusaders by scores of 10-9 and 5-4. Brian Rzepka went 2-for-5 with three RBIs in the opener and Kevin Kutansky had a hit and an RBI in each game for Valpo.


Men's Track & Field

Crusader Men Finish Fifth at Mid-Con Championships

Valparaiso finished in fifth place at the Mid-Continent Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships which concluded Saturday in Kansas City, Mo.


Women's Track & Field

Crusader Women Earn Fourth Place Finish Outdoors at Mid-Con Championships

Valparaiso posted a fourth place finish on Saturday afternoon at the Mid-Continent Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships held in Kansas City, Mo.


Women's Track & Field

Crusaders Still Second Heading into Final Day of Mid-Con Championships

Valparaiso remains in second place on Friday after completing the second day of the Mid-Continent Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Kansas City, Mo.


Men's Track & Field

Lee Wins Mid-Con Title in Long Jump

Joshua Lee (Yellow Jacket, Colo./Montezuma-Cortez H.S.) won the long jump on Friday afternoon to help lead Valparaiso into third place through two days of competition at the Mid-Continent Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Kansas City, Mo.


Women's Tennis

Valpo Comes Up Short in First NCAA Appearance

Fifth-ranked Northwestern was too strong for Valparaiso on Friday afternoon as the Wildcats defeated the Crusaders 4-0 in Evanston, Ill. in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament.


Baseball

Valpo Sweeps Twinbill From North Dakota State; Crusaders Have Won Eight of Last Nine

Mike Arensdorff had three hits and three RBIs and Brian Rzepka had three hits, including a two-run homer, as Valpo swept a doubleheader from North Dakota State by scores of 11-7 and 6-1. Nick Mazzone limited to the Bison to one run over 6 innings in the nightcap as the Crusaders won for the eighth time in their last nine games.


Women's Track & Field

Crusaders Tied for Second on Opening Day of Mid-Con Championships

Led by a school record in the hammer throw by Holly Hagen (Hobart, Ind./Hobart H.S.), Valparaiso sits in a tie for second place at the Mid-Continent Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships held in Kansas City, Mo. after one day of the competition on Thursday.


Men's Track & Field

Larson Sets School Mark, Valpo Third at Mid-Con Championships Through One Day

Through two events at the Mid-Continent Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Thursday, Valparaiso is in third place with seven points to begin the three day competition in Kansas City, Mo.


Baseball

Valpo's Augustine Selected To Academic All-District V Team

Valparaiso University's Matt Augustine has been selected to the 2005 CoSida ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V Baseball Team by the district's sports information directors.


Softball

Callahan Named to Mid-Con First Team; Three Crusaders Earn Second Team Honors

Valparaiso University third baseman Taylor Callahan (Grayson, Ga./Greater Atlanta Christian H.S.) was named to the Mid-Continent Conference First Team while three other Crusaders earned Second Team honors from the league as the postseason honors were handed out on Thursday.


Women's Tennis

Janssen Named Mid-Con Athlete of the Month for April

Valparaiso University women's tennis player Rachel Janssen (Fort Wayne, Ind./Dwenger H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Athlete of the Month for April.


Baseball

Indiana State Snaps Valpo's Five-Game Win Streak

Indiana State scored four runs in the seventh inning to break open a close game and went on to defeat Valpo 7-1. The loss stopped Valpo's five-game win streak. Brian Rzepka and John Giusti each had two hits for the Crusaders.


Men's Tennis

Three Crusaders Earn All-Conference Honors; Two Named to First Team

Valparaiso University placed three members of its men's tennis team on the All Mid-Continent Conference Teams, including a pair on the First Team as the league's yearly honors were awarded on Tuesday.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Men's Basketball To Conduct Summer Camps

The Valparaiso University men's basketball program will conduct four camps for boys this summer at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Valpo head coach Homer Drew and his staff are offering the following camps: 1-Day Prospect Camp, June 18; Mini-Camp, June 20-23; Valpo Basketball School, June 20-23, and Valpo Basketball Academy, August 1-5.


Women's Track & Field

Four Crusaders Finish Tune-Ups for Mid-Con Championships

Valparaiso University sent four athletes to the Butler Twilight Invitational on Saturday in Indianapolis, Ind. for one final competition prior to the Mid-Continent Conference Championships.


Baseball

Yergin, Valpo Bats Lead Crusaders to Sweep of Oakland

Harvey Yergin hurled a complete-game victory and Valpo pounded out 26 hits on the day as the Crusaders swept a Mid-Continent Conference doubleheader from Oakland by scores of 8-2 and 7-4. Mike Arensdorff had five hits, including two home runs, and finished with four RBIs in the twinbill.


Women's Tennis

Match Time Set for Crusaders' Appearance in NCAA Tournament

Valparaiso will face Northwestern on Friday, May 13 at 2 p.m. in Evanston, Ill. in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament.


Softball

Crusaders Close Regular Season with Win

Valparaiso closed out the 2005 regular season with a 5-4 victory over Illinois-Chicago on the road Thursday evening.


Women's Tennis

Valpo Set to Face Northwestern in NCAA First Round

Valparaiso University's women's tennis team will head to Evanston, Ill. on Friday, May 13 as the Crusaders will face Northwestern in the Brown and Gold's first NCAA Tournament appearance in school history.


Baseball

Valpo To Host Purdue at Gary's U.S. Steel Yard On Wednesday, May 11

The Valparaiso University baseball team will host Purdue next Wednesday, May 11 at U.S. Steel Yard, the home of the Gary SouthShore RailCats. Gametime is 7:05 p.m.


Baseball

Smolar, Knobel Combine On One-Hitter As Valpo Defeats Western Michigan

Jordan Smolar allowed just a bunt single over 8 innings and Adam Knobel pitched a hitless ninth to earn his sixth save as Valpo defeated Western Michigan 4-1. Brian Rzepka singled home the go-ahead run in the bottom of the eighth and Kevin Kutansky delivered a two-run double in the frame to give the Crusaders a three-run lead.


Softball

Wisconsin Sweeps Twinbill from Crusaders

Valparaiso traveled to Wisconsin on Tuesday for a doubleheader only to see the Badgers sweep the twinbill 11-1 and 10-2.


Softball

Halstead Named Mid-Con Pitcher of the Week

Valparaiso University's Chris Halstead (Indianapolis, Ind./Cathedral H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Pitcher of the Week after recording three victories including a pair of conference shutouts last week.


Baseball

Oral Roberts Wins Twinbill Over Valpo

Oral Roberts swept a Mid-Continent Conference doubleheader from Valpo by scores of 12-3 and 4-1. Jon Rupno had two hits and two RBIs, while Mike Arensdorff added two hits and an RBI for the Crusaders.


Women's Track & Field

Hagen Places 17th at Drake Relays

Valparaiso University's Holly Hagen (Hobart, Ind./Hobart H.S.) finished in 17th place in the hammer throw at the Drake Relays on Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa.


Baseball

Oral Roberts Sweeps Twinbill From Valpo

Oral Roberts hit three home runs in the first game and received a stellar pitching performance in the nightcap to sweep a Mid-Continent Conference twinbill from Valpo by the scores of 7-2 and 2-0. Brian Rzepka had three hits on the day for the Crusaders.


Softball

Strong Pitching, Hitting Propel Valpo To Sweep of IUPUI

Chris Halstead tossed her second shutout in as many days and Brittany Atteberry pitched 6 shutout innings in the nightcap as Valpo swept a Mid-Continent Conference doubleheader from IUPUI by scores of 2-0 and 7-1. Megan Carroll, who broke Valpo's single-season doubles record with 12, went 5-for-7 with a home run, two doubles and two RBIs. Taylor Callahan was 3-for-6 with three RBIs.


Men's Track & Field

Bell Sets School Mark at Stan Lyons Invitational

Bryan Bell (Bellevue, Neb./East H.S.) set a school record in the hammer throw as Valparaiso competed at the Stan Lyons Invitational on Saturday in Indianapolis, Ind.


Women's Track & Field

Crusaders Complete Final Tune-up for Mid-Con Championships

Melanie Wilson (Saint Louis, Mo./Rosati-Kain H.S.) set two school records and Jobeth Schmiesing (Mankato, Minn./West H.S.) added another as Valparaiso completed its final tune-up for the Mid-Continent Conference Championships on Saturday at the Stan Lyons Invitational in Indianapolis, Ind.


Men's Tennis

Crusaders Fall to Oral Roberts in Championship Match

Valparaiso pulled to within 2-1 after a victory at fourth singles, but was unable to draw any closer, as top-seeded Oral Roberts defeated the Crusaders 4-1 in the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament final Friday morning in Indianapolis, Ind.


Softball

Crusaders Split Doubleheader with Jaguars

Chris Halstead threw her first career shutout and Taylor Callahan came home with the only run of the game to give the Crusaders a 1-0 victory over IUPUI in the opener Friday afternoon at the Valparaiso University Softball Field. The Jaguars earned a split by virtue of a 2-1 win in the nightcap.


Women's Tennis

NCAA Pairings Announcement Party To Be Held Wednesday At Buffalouies in Valpo

The Valpo Women's Tennis team will learn who and where they will play in the NCAA Tournament on Wednesday, May 4 at 3:30 p.m. at a pairings party at Buffalouies on North Calumet in Valparaiso. Players and coaches will be present and all Valpo fans are invited to attend.


Women's Basketball

Helenius Joins Valpo Hoops Recruiting Class

Valparaiso University head coach Keith Freeman has announced that Sanna Helenius has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Crusaders starting in the fall.


Men's Tennis

Valpo Moves Into Mid-Con Title Match after Downing UMKC

Valparaiso moved within one match of its first-ever Mid-Continent Conference Tournament title with a 4-0 victory over UMKC in the semifinals on Thursday afternoon in Indianapolis, Ind.


Baseball

Valpo Baseball Inks Halstead, Portschy To National Letters of Intent

Valparaiso University head baseball coach Paul Twenge announced that Alexander Halstead of Brookfield, Wis./Milwaukee Lutheran and Daniel Portschy of Clarendon Hills, Ill./Hinsdale Central have signed national letters of intent to attend Valpo and play baseball.


Men's Soccer

Valpo to Host Men's Soccer Camps This Summer

Valparaiso University will be hosting a boy's soccer camp June 20-24 for children ages 5-18. The camps will be divided up based on age groups.


Softball

Crusaders Drop Twinbill to DePaul

Valparaiso ran into a pair of solid pitching performances from DePaul hurlers as the Blue Demons swept a doubleheader from Valparaiso 9-1 and 2-0 on Wednesday afternoon at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.


Softball

Crusaders Earn Midweek Split with St. Joe's

Valparaiso's bats were alive in the opening game of the doubleheader with Saint Joseph's (Ind.) on Tuesday afternoon as the Crusaders posted a 5-0 shutout victory at the Valparaiso University Softball Field. The Pumas bounced back in the nightcap with a 2-0 victory.


Women's Tennis

Janssen Named Mid-Con Player of Week

Rachel Janssen (Fort Wayne, Ind./Dwenger H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Player of the Week after leading the Crusaders to the Mid-Con Tournament title this past weekend.


Baseball

Valpo Baseball's Tuesday Home Doubleheader Against Bradley Cancelled

Valpo's home baseball doubleheader against Bradley has been cancelled due to inclement weather. The twinbill will not be rescheduled.


Men's Tennis

Crusaders to Face UMKC Thursday in Mid-Con Semis

For the second time in less than a week, Valparaiso will face UMKC on the courts, this time in the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament semifinals Thursday afternoon in Indianapolis, Ind. at 1 p.m.


Baseball

Suicide Squeeze Bunt In Nightcap Propels Valpo To Twinbill Split With Southern Utah

Aaron Cameron's suicide squeeze bunt in the bottom of the 10th scored Mike Arensdorff with the winning run as Valpo edged Southern Utah 8-7 in the nightcap of a Mid-Continent Conference twinbill. The Thunderbirds outslugged the Crusaders 14-11 in the first game. Arensdorff had eight RBIs in the doubleheader, including seven in the first game. Kevin Perri went 5-for-7 in the twinbill with two triples and two doubles.


Men's Tennis

Valpo Tops Kangaroos, Finish Second in Mid-Con

Valparaiso finished in second place in the Mid-Continent Conference regular season following the Crusaders' 4-0 victory over UMKC on Sunday morning in Macomb, Ill.


Women's Tennis

Crusaders NCAA Tourney Bound After Downing Southern Utah in Mid-Con Title Match

Valparaiso University is set to make its first-ever appearance at the NCAA Women's Tennis Championships after the Crusaders defeated Southern Utah 4-1 on Saturday afternoon at Match Point Tennis and Fitness Club in Griffith, Ind. to win the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament Championship.


Softball

Snow Prevents Twinbill Between Valpo and Oakland

Valparaiso's softball games against Oakland scheduled for today in Rochester, Mich. have been postponed due to the snowy conditions in the area.


Baseball

Valpo's Saturday Twinbill With Southern Utah Cancelled Due to Inclement Weather

Valpo's Saturday home doubleheader against Southern Utah has been cancelled due to inclement weather. The Crusaders and Thunderbirds are scheduled to play a twinbill on Sunday at noon at Emory G. Bauer Field.


Men's Tennis

Crusaders Down IUPUI; Battle UMKC Sunday for Second Place

Valparaiso posted a 4-2 victory over IUPUI on Saturday morning in Macomb, Ill., assuring the Crusaders a spot in next week's Mid-Continent Conference Tournament.


Women's Tennis

Crusaders Move Into Mid-Con Title Match after Blanking Oral Roberts

Valparaiso advanced to the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament championship match for the second straight season and third time in four years on Friday morning, defeating Oral Roberts 4-0 in the semifinals at Match Point Tennis and Fitness Club in Griffith, Ind.championship match against the winner of #2 seed IUPUI and #3 seed Southern Utah.


Men's Tennis

Valpo Downs Centenary 4-0 on Friday

Valparaiso cruised to an easy 4-0 victory over Centenary in Mid-Continent Conference action in Quincy, Ill. on Friday.


Softball

Valpo Drops Game One to Oakland; Game Two Suspended

Valparaiso dropped game one of its doubleheader to Oakland 2-0 on Friday afternoon in Rochester, Mich. The Crusaders led in game two 7-0 in the bottom of the second when the game was suspended due to rain.


Men's Track & Field

Valpo Turns in Solid Effort at EMU Twilight

Led by the field events, Valparaiso turned in a solid showing on Friday evening at the Eastern Michigan Twilight Invitational held in Ypsilanti, Mich.


Women's Track & Field

Cherrington Wins Javelin at EMU Invite

Jessica Cherrington (Roseberg, Ore./Umpqua Valley Christian H.S.) won the javelin for Valparaiso as the Crusaders competed in the Eastern Michigan Twilight Invitational on Friday in Ypsilanti, Mich. Team scores were not kept.


Women's Tennis

Mid-Con Tourney Moved Indoors This Weekend

The Mid-Continent Conference women's tennis championship will move indoors this weekend due to the forecasted cold temperatures and rain in the Valparaiso area on Friday and Saturday. Both of Friday's semifinals and Saturday's championship contest will be played at Match Point Tennis and Fitness Club in Griffith, Ind.


Softball

Softball Drops Two to IPFW Thursday

Valparaiso managed just one run in two games on Thursday afternoon as the Crusaders dropped a doubleheader 3-1 and 3-0 to IPFW at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.


Baseball

Valpo Falls To Notre Dame 9-8 Despite 16-Hit Attack

Valpo held an 8-5 lead entering the bottom of the sixth, but Notre Dame scored four runs in the frame and held on to edge the Crusaders 9-8. Brian Rzepka and Colin Reynolds each had three of Valpo's 16 hits.


Men's Basketball

Harris Transferred To University of Chicago Hospital

Valparaiso University basketball player Kenny Harris was transferred by ambulance this morning from the Intensive Care Unit of Porter's Valparaiso Hospital Campus to the Neuro-ICU at the University of Chicago Hospitals. According to Porter officials, his condition is still critical and has not changed from the time of admission. Harris, a sophomore, was admitted to Porter's Valparaiso Hospital campus April 11 after collapsing while participating in supervised weight training exercises.


Baseball

Two-Run Eighth Pushes Butler Past Valpo

Valpo's six-run sixth tied the game, but Butler scored two in the eighth inning and held on to defeat Valpo 8-6. Josh Piazza had two hits for the Crusaders (10-19).


Women's Soccer

Crusaders Add Three During Late Signing Period

Valparaiso University head women's soccer coach Stephen Anthony has announced that three players have signed National Letters of Intent to play for the Crusaders this fall. Joining the Brown and Gold are Kendall Brown, Dana McGlone, and Reva Van Aartsen.


Softball

Crusaders Drop Double-Dip to Loyola

Valparaiso tallied nine hits in each game of the doubleheader on Wednesday afternoon but Loyola (Ill.) came out on top on the scoreboard in each one, defeating the Crusaders 8-2 and 5-3 at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.


Softball

Crusaders Rally for Game Two Tie Against Purdue

Valparaiso rallied from a four-run fifth inning deficit in game two of Tuesday's doubleheader to force a 4-4 tie against Purdue in a game called after nine innings due to darkness at the Valparaiso University Softball Field. The Boilermakers rallied for a 6-3 victory over the Crusaders in the opener.


Women's Tennis

Crusaders Set to Host Mid-Con Tournament This Weekend at Brown Courts

Valparaiso enters this weekend's Mid-Continent Conference Women's Tennis Championship as the league's top seed and will host the event at Brown Courts on Friday and Saturday.


Softball

LaFerle Named Mid-Con Player of the Week

Valparaiso University's Courtney LaFerle (Elgin, Ill./Larkin H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Player of the Week after helping lead the Crusaders to a weekend sweep of first place Southern Utah.


Baseball

Five-Run First In Game One Propels Valpo To Twinbill Split With Western Illinois

Matt Augustine had three hits and three RBIs to help Valpo to an 8-5 victory over Western Illinois in the first game of a Mid-Continent Conference doubleheader. Western Illinois won the nightcap 8-3. Mike Arensdorff, who had five hits in the twinbill, drove in all three Crusader runs in the second game.


Men's Tennis

Crusaders Post Second Straight Victory

Valparaiso made short work of Chicago State on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders cruised to a 6-1 Mid-Continent Conference victory over the Cougars in Kansas City, Mo.


Women's Track & Field

Valpo Seventh at Pacesetter Invitational

Valparaiso earned a seventh place finish over the weekend at the Pacesetter Invitational hosted by Indiana State in Terre Haute, Ind.


Men's Track & Field

Crusaders Competed at Pacesetter Invitational over the Weekend

Valparaiso turned in a seventh place finish at the Pacesetter Invitational on Friday and Saturday in Terre Haute, Ind.


Softball

Crusaders Complete Weekend Sweep of First Place Thunderbirds

For the second straight day Valparaiso posted a doubleheader sweep of first place Southern Utah. The Crusaders defeated the Thunderbirds by scores of 4-3 and 6-2 at the Valparaiso University Softball Field on Saturday afternoon.


Baseball

Crusaders Drop Twinbill to Western Illinois

Valparaiso brought the tying run to the plate in the bottom of the ninth inning in the opening game of a Mid-Con doubleheader, but did not convert, dropping a 10-6 decision to Western Illinois. The Leathernecks also won the second game by a final score of 11-1. Kevin Perri had a two-run homer for the Crusaders in the first game.


Men's Tennis

Crusaders Open Mid-Con Action with Split

Valparaiso opened Mid-Continent Conference action on Friday afternoon splitting a pair of matches at the cluster in Kansas City, Mo. The Crusaders dropped their morning match to Oral Roberts 4-1 before defeating Western Illinois 4-3 in the afternoon.


Softball

Crusaders Sweep Twinbill from First Place Southern Utah

Valparaiso posted its first doubleheader sweep of the season on Friday afternoon as the Crusaders defeated first place Southern Utah 6-4 and 3-2 at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.


Men's Tennis

Crusaders Fall to Butler in Final Non-Conference Tilt

Valparaiso wrapped up the home portion of its schedule on Wednesday afternoon dropping a 7-0 decision to Butler at Brown Courts in the Crusaders' final non-conference match of the season.


Softball

Wisconsin Tops Valpo Wednesday Evening

Wisconsin scored seven unearned runs capitalizing on five Crusader errors on Wednesday night at the Badgers defeated the Valparaiso 9-0 at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.


Baseball

Wisconsin-Milwaukee Defeats Valpo at Miller Park

Wisconsin-Milwaukee scored eight runs in the first three innings and went on to defeat Valpo 12-4 at Miller Park. Jon Rupno, Jeff Rickert and Colin Reynolds each had a hit and an RBI for the Crusaders (9-15).


Men's Tennis

Kooyers Earns Second Mid-Con Athlete of the Week Honor

Valparaiso University's Nic Kooyers (Holland, Mich./Holland H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Player of the Week for the second time this season.


Baseball

Valpo's Game At Indiana State Postponed; Rescheduled For May 10

Valpo's scheduled game at Indiana State Tuesday has been postponed due to rain. The game has been rescheduled for May 10 at Indiana State beginning at 6:30 p.m.


Softball

Valpo-UIC Postponed on Tuesday; Crusaders Game Wednesday Against Wisconsin Pushed Back to 5 p.m.

Valparaiso's scheduled softball game for Tuesday against Illinois-Chicago has been postponed due to rain. The Crusaders will face Wisconsin on Wednesday at the Valparaiso University Softball Field beginning at 5 p.m. Please note, the starting time for the game against the Badgers has been changed from the original schedule.


Women's Tennis

Chada Named Mid-Con Player of the Week After Perfect Weekend

Valparaiso University's Whitney Chada (Downers Grove, Ill./North H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Player of the Week after helping to lead the Crusaders to a perfect weekend and the Mid-Con regular season title.


Women's Tennis

Tuesday's Valpo-Detroit Tennis Match Postponed

Tuesday afternoon's schedule women's tennis match between Valparaiso and Detroit has been postponed due to predicted rain in the Valparaiso, Ind. area.


Baseball

Strong Hitting, Pitching Propels Valpo To Sweep Over Chicago State

Valpo swept a Mid-Continent Conference doubleheader from Chicago State by scores of 13-9 and 8-0. In the first game, the Crusaders (9-14, 2-2) won behind a 17-hit attack. In the nightcap, Nick Mazzone and Dallas Cawiezell combined on the four-hit shutout.


Women's Tennis

Back to Back: Crusaders Win Second Straight Mid-Con Regular Season Title

Valparaiso University won its second straight Mid-Continent Conference regular season title and finished conference play with a perfect 8-0 mark for the second straight year on Sunday morning as the Crusaders defeated Centenary 6-1 at Chesterton High School.


Men's Track & Field

Field Events Lead Valpo at Miami Invitational

Valparaiso's field events scored the majority of the Crusaders' points on Friday and Saturday as the Brown and Gold finished in ninth place at the Miami Invitational in Oxford, Ohio.


Softball

Valpo and UMKC Split for Second Straight Day

Valparaiso won the opening game of Saturday's doubleheader from UMKC 4-2 but was unable to complete the sweep as the Kangaroos bounced back for a 1-0 victory in the nightcap in Kansas City, Mo.


Women's Tennis

Valpo Clinches at Least a Share of Mid-Con Title

Valparaiso ran its winning streak to nine straight matches on Saturday and clinched at least a share of the Mid-Continent Conference title after shutting out Oral Roberts 7-0 and defeating Western Illinois 6-1 at Chesterton High School.


Women's Track & Field

Valpo Sets Four School Marks at Miami Invitational

Valparaiso set four new school records over the weekend at the Miami Invitational in Oxford, Ohio.


Baseball

Chicago State Sweeps Twinbill From Valpo

Chicago State scored four runs in the eighth inning and defeated Valpo 5-3 in the Mid-Continent Conference opener. The Cougars also won the nightcap of the doubleheader 13-1. Eric Brauer pitched 7 strong innings in the first game. Kevin Kutansky had three hits in the twinbill, including a two-run homer for the Crusaders in the first game.


Softball

Crusaders Split Twinbill at UMKC

Valparaiso split a Mid-Continent Conference doubleheader with UMKC on Friday evening in Kansas City, Mo.


Women's Tennis

Valpo Continues to Sweep Through Mid-Con

Valparaiso University continued its winning ways on Friday afternoon as the Crusaders swept Oakland 7-0 at Chesterton High School for the Brown and Gold's seventh consecutive victory.


Baseball

Valpo's Thursday Home Game Against Saint Joseph's Cancelled

Valpo's scheduled home baseball game against Saint Joseph's on Thursday has been cancelled due to inclement weather. The game will not be rescheduled. The Crusaders open the Mid-Continent Conference season on Saturday with a road doubleheader against Chicago State beginning at noon. Saturday's and Sunday's (noon) doubleheaders against the Cougars will be played at the University of Illinois at Chicago.


Softball

Valpo-South Dakota State Softball Cancelled on Wednesday

Due to the threat of storms in the Valparaiso area on Wednesday and South Dakota State having to make travel arrangements, the softball game that was scheduled has been cancelled.


Men's Tennis

Crusaders Record 5-2 Victory over IPFW

Valparaiso snapped its three-match losing skid on Tuesday afternoon as the Crusaders recorded a 5-2 victory over IPFW in Fort Wayne, Ind.


Women's Tennis

Crusaders Win Sixth Straight

Valparaiso recorded its sixth straight victory on Tuesday afternoon as the Crusaders posted a 5-2 win over Indiana Wesleyan in Marion, Ind.


Baseball

Valpo Drops 9-5 Contest To Ball State

Ball State used an 11-hit attack to defeat Valpo 9-5. Kevin Perri had two hits, including a double, and added an RBI for the Crusaders (7-12). Josh Piazza had two RBIs and Mike Arensdorff had one RBI for Valpo.


Softball

Callahan's Slam Not Enough for Valpo

Taylor Callahan hit a grand slam in the opener, but it was not enough for Valparaiso as the Crusaders dropped a doubleheader 9-8 and 8-0 to Northern Illinois on Tuesday afternoon in DeKalb, Ill.


Softball

Bowling Green Defeats Crusaders 5-1

Maggie Seidel (Lake Forest, Ill./Lake Forest H.S.) had two hits including an RBI but it was not enough for the Crusaders as Valparaiso fell to Bowling Green 5-1 on Monday afternoon at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.


Baseball

Valpo Falls To UIC In Chicago

UIC scored five runs in the first four innings and defeated Valpo 8-3. Kevin Kutansky had two RBIs, and Kevin Perri and Mike Arensdorff each had two hits for the Crusaders (7-11).


Men's Track & Field

Crusaders Finish Third at DePauw Quadrangular

Matt Larson (Arlington Heights, Ill./Saint Viator H.S.) set a new school record in the hammer throw as Valparaiso finished in third place at the DePauw Quadrangular on Saturday in Greencastle, Ind.


Women's Track & Field

Crusaders Win DePauw Quadrangular

Valparaiso opened the 2005 outdoor track and field season with a victory at the DePauw Quadrangular on Saturday afternoon in Greencastle, Ind.


Baseball

Valpo Defeated By UIC In Second Game of Series

UIC scored two runs in four different innings and went on to defeat Valpo 9-4 at Emory G. Bauer Field. Colin Reynolds had two RBIs and Kevin Perri added two hits and an RBI for the Crusaders (7-10).


Softball

Atteberry's Tosses Shutout as Valpo Splits with Western

Brittany Atteberry (Schererville, Ind./Lake Central H.S.) tossed a five-hit shutout in the nightcap helping Valparaiso earn a 3-0 victory over Western Illinois and split a doubleheader at the Valparaiso University Softball Field. The Westerwinds won the opener 5-3.


Women's Tennis

Crusaders Defeat IUPUI, Remain Perfect in Mid-Con

Valparaiso remained perfect in the Mid-Continent Conference and won its fifth straight match overall on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders defeated IUPUI 5-2 in Indianapolis, Ind.


Men's Basketball

Tonagel Named Head Basketball Coach At Indiana Wesleyan

Greg Tonagel, Valpo's director of basketball operations, was named head men's basketball coach at Indiana Wesleyan University. A former point guard at Valpo from 1998-04, Tonagel was part of six Mid-Continent Conference Championships.


Baseball

Valpo Falls 3-2 To UIC

Harvey Yergin pitched eight strong innings, but UIC scored three early runs and held on to defeat Valpo 3-2 in Chicago. Matt Augustine delivered a two-run single and Kevin Kutansky had two hits for the Crusaders (7-9).


Softball

Western Illinois Spoils Valpo's Home Opener

Western Illinois spoiled Valparaiso's home opener on Friday afternoon as the Westerwinds swept a Mid-Continent conference doubleheader from the Crusaders 1-0 and 2-0 at the Valparaiso University Softball Field in the Crusaders' home opener.


Women's Tennis

Crusaders Continue to Sweep Through Mid-Con

Valparaiso continued its strong showing at the Mid-Continent Conference cluster in Indianapolis, Ind. on Friday as the Crusaders recorded 7-0 sweeps of both Chicago State and Southern Utah.


Women's Tennis

Crusaders Open Mid-Con Play with Sweep of UMKC

Valparaiso opened up Mid-Continent Conference action on Thursday afternoon with a convincing 7-0 sweep over UMKC in Indianapolis, Ind.


Softball

Valpo to Host Nike Softball Camp This July

Valparaiso University will host a Nike Softball Camp July 17-21 for girls ages 10-18.


Softball

Valpo's Home Opener against Michigan State Postponed

Valparaiso University's 2005 home opener against Michigan State slated for Thursday afternoon has been postponed after heavy rains came through the Valparaiso area late Wednesday night.


Softball

Notre Dame Takes Doubleheader from Valpo

Valparaiso suffered a doubleheader sweep at the hands of Notre Dame on Wednesday afternoon, as the Fighting Irish defeated the Crusaders 5-0 and 10-0 in Notre Dame, Ind.


Women's Tennis

Crusaders Even Mark Heading Into Conference Play

Valparaiso squared its record heading into Mid-Continent Conference play with a convincing 6-1 victory over IPFW on Tuesday evening in Fort Wayne, Ind.


Baseball

Valpo Defeats Indiana Behind 16-Hit Attack

A six-run sixth inning propelled Valpo to a 12-6 victory over host Indiana. The Crusaders (7-8), which pounded out 16 hits, were led by Mike Arensdorff's three hits and three RBIs, and Kevin Perri's three hits and two RBIs. Valpo had seven doubles.


Men's Tennis

Bukowski Named Mid-Con Athlete of the Week

Valparaiso University's Dave Bukowski (Mount Prospect, Ill./Prospect H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Athlete of the Week after recording a three-set victory for the Crusaders on Friday against Northern Illinois.


Baseball

Clutch Hitting, Strong Pitching Propel Valpo To Twinbill Sweep of South Dakota State

Valpo swept a doubleheader from South Dakota State in the Crusaders' home opener. Kevin Perri's RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning lifted Valpo to a 2-1 win over the Jackrabbits in the first game, and Eric Brauer and Nick Mazzone combined on a one hour-twenty-five minute 1-0 shutout in the nightcap.


Baseball

Saturday's Scheduled Doubleheader Postponed; Rescheduled For Sunday At 1 p.m.

Saturday's scheduled doubleheader against South Dakota State has been postponed due to wet field conditions. The twinbill has been rescheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m.


Softball

Crusaders Lose Final Two at Centenary

Megan Carroll went 3-for-4 with a homerun and two RBIs in the opener, but Centenary swept a Mid-Continent Conference doubleheader against Valparaiso on Satuday 7-2 and 9-1 in Shreveport, La.


Men's Track & Field

Goodrick Sets School Mark in Hammer Throw to Open Outdoor Season

Valparaiso University's Todd Goodrick (Rochester Hills, Mich./Rochester H.S.) opened the 2005 outdoor track and field season on a positive note Saturday afternoon, setting a new school mark and winning two events at the Mike Villone Invitational in Rensselaer, Ind.


Women's Tennis

Scala Posts Valpo's Lone Win at Illinois State

Christina Scala (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South H.S.) posted a singles victory, but that would be the only point Valparaiso would record as the Crusaders fell to Illinois State 6-1 on Saturday in Bloomington, Ill.


Men's Tennis

Crusaders Fall 5-2 at Northern Illinois on Friday

Valparaiso dropped a 5-2 decision to Northern Illinois on Friday afternoon in DeKalb, Ill.


Softball

Crusaders Drop Opening Mid-Con Twinbill at Centenary

Valparaiso opened Mid-Continent Conference play on Friday evening dropping a doubleheader to Centenary 9-7 and 4-2 in Shreveport, La.


Baseball

Valpo Falls To Northern Illinois Despite Rupno's Four RBIs

Jon Rupno's three-run home run helped Valpo trim an early deficit, but Northern Illinois went on to defeat the Crusaders 12-8. Rupno finished with two hits and four RBIs, while Josh Piazza added two hits and two RBIs.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Men's Basketball To Conduct Summer Camps

The Valparaiso University men's basketball program will conduct four camps for boys this summer at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Valpo head coach Homer Drew and his staff are offering the following camps: 1-Day Prospect Camp, June 18; Mini-Camp, June 20-23; Valpo Basketball School, June 20-23, and Valpo Basketball Academy, August 1-5.


Women's Soccer

Meyer Earns Postgraduate Scholarship from the NCAA

Valparaiso University multi-sport athlete Amanda Meyer (Somerset, Wis./Somerset H.S.) has been named the recipient of the Enhancement Postgraduate Scholarship for Careers in Athletics by the NCAA.


Women's Track & Field

Meyer Earns Postgraduate Scholarship from the NCAA

Valparaiso University multi-sport athlete Amanda Meyer (Somerset, Wis./Somerset H.S.) has been named the recipient of the Enhancement Postgraduate Scholarship for Careers in Athletics by the NCAA.


Baseball

Wednesday's Scheduled Game At Purdue Cancelled Due To Field Conditions

Valpo's scheduled baseball game Wednesday at Purdue has been cancelled due to unsuitable field conditions. The game will not be rescheduled.


Baseball

Valpo Splits Twinbill With IPFW

Mike Arensdorff went 6-for-10 with two RBIs and Kevin Kutansky was 4-for-6 with 4 RBIs as Valpo split a doubleheader with IPFW at Butler University's Field. The Crusaders won the second game 8-2 after falling to IPFW 10-5 in the first game. Eric Brauer pitched five strong innings and Adam Knobel hurled the final two innings of the nightcap to earn his fourth save.


Men's Tennis

Crusaders Defeated by Toledo 6-1

Valparaiso concluded its weekend trip to Ohio on Saturday afternoon and suffered a 6-1 loss to Toledo in Toledo, Ohio.


Women's Tennis

Crusaders Snap Three-Match Skid, Down Toledo 5-2

Valparaiso ended its three-match losing streak on Friday afternoon as the Crusaders defeated Toledo 5-2 in Toledo, Ohio.


Men's Tennis

Crusaders Drop Match at Dayton 5-2

Despite wins at both fifth and sixth singles, Valparaiso was unable to defeat Dayton on Friday afternoon, as the Crusaders fell 5-2 to the Flyers in Dayton, Ohio.


Softball

Saturday's Valpo-IPFW Softball Doubleheader Postponed

Saturday's scheduled softball doubleheader between Valparaiso and IPFW in Fort Wayne, Ind. has been postponed due to unplayable field conditions.


Volleyball

Valpo Volleyball to Hold Summer Camp

The Valparaiso University volleyball team has announced the dates for its 2005 summer camp. Head coach Carin Avery is the camp director, while assistant coach Sue Ushela and graduate assistant Heather Hynds serve as the assistant director.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Women's Soccer to Hold Summer Camps

The Valparaiso University women's soccer team is holding several camps this summer at the Eastgate Soccer Fields.


Men's Track & Field

Wingard Named to USATF Coaching Education Committee

Valparaiso University head track and field coach Tyler Wingard has been named a Coaching Education Committee member in charge of Level 1 Schools by United States Track and Field.


Women's Track & Field

Wingard Named to USATF Coaching Education Committee

Valparaiso University head track and field coach Tyler Wingard has been named a Coaching Education Committee member in charge of Level 1 Schools by United States Track and Field.


Women's Basketball

Braun Named Mid-Con Student-Athlete of the Month for February

Valparaiso University's Tamra Braun (Savage, Minn./Prior Lake H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference women's Student-Athlete of the Month for February.


Softball

Texas Tech Defeats Valpo 11-0

Texas Tech errupted for seven runs over the first three innings and held Valparaiso to just one hit as the Red Raiders defeated the Crusaders 11-0 on Sunday morning to conclude the Shocker Invitational in Wichita, Kan.


Softball

Crusaders Lose Two at Shocker Invite

For the second straight day Valparaiso dropped a pair of games at the Shocker Invitational as the Crusaders lost 4-1 and 7-1 to UMKC and Wichita State on Saturday in Wichita, Kan.


Softball

Crusaders Blanked at Shocker Invitational

Valparaiso fell in a pair of games at the Shocker Invitational on Friday morning in Wichita, Kan. The Crusaders lost 2-0 to Texas Tech and 8-0 to #18 Nebraska.


Men's Tennis

Kooyers Earns Mid-Con Athlete of the Week Honor

Valparaiso University's Nic Kooyers (Holland, Mich./Holland H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Athlete of the Week after leading the Crusaders to a 6-1 win over Villanova.


Women's Basketball

Former Crusader Nieuwveen Signs with L.A. Sparks of the WNBA

Marlous Nieuwveen has become the first former Valparaiso Crusader to sign a contract in the WNBA, having signed with the Los Angeles Sparks on Tuesday.


Softball

Crusaders Drop a Pair at #12 Oklahoma

Valparaiso's softball team dropped a doubleheader on Thursday evening, falling to #12 Oklahoma 7-2 and 9-2 in Norman, Okla.


Softball

Valpo Offense Struggles in Doubleheader Loss at Wichita State

Valparaiso's offense continued to struggle on Wednesday afternoon as the Crusaders dropped a doubleheader to Wichita State 9-0 and 9-0 in Wichita, Kan.


Baseball

Valpo-Eastern Kentucky Game Called Due to Heavy Rain

Valpo's game against Eastern Kentucky was called in the bottom of the third inning due to heavy rain in Bradenton, Fla. The Crusaders were leading 3-1 at the time of the cancellation.


Men's Tennis

Valpo-Eckerd Match Cancelled Due to Rain

Valparaiso's men's tennis match that was scheduled for Wednesday at Eckerd College in Saint Petersburg, Fla. has been cancelled due to rain.


Men's Tennis

Crusaders Sweep Sacred Heart for Second Win in Three Days

Valparaiso cruised to its second victory in three days on Tuesday afternoon as the Crusaders swept Sacred Heart 7-0 in Kissimmee, Fla.


Men's Tennis

Crusaders Fall at Steton 5-2

Valparaiso dropped the second match of its spring trip in Florida 5-2 to Stetson on Monday afternoon in DeLand, Fla.


Baseball

Valpo Defeated by Bowling Green in Bradenton

A five-run fifth inning propelled Bowling Green to a 13-3 victory over Valpo in Bradenton, Fla. Kevin Perri had a two-run single for the Crusaders (2-6).


Men's Basketball

Second-Half Surge Lifts Chicago State Past Valpo In Mid-Con Tournament

A 30-8 run over the first 12 minutes of the second half helped Chicago State overcome a nine-point halftime deficit and the Cougars held on to defeat Valpo 72-67 in the quarterfinals of the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament at the John Q. Hammons Arena. Dan Oppland led the Crusaders (15-16) with 20 points.


Men's Tennis

Tennis Records Season's First Win Against Villanova

Valparaiso recorded its first victory of the season on Sunday afternoon as the Crusaders defeated Villanova 6-1 in Orlando, Fla.


Softball

Valpo Drops Final Two at SIU Classic

Valparaiso lost its final two games of Southern Illinois Classic on Sunday, falling 4-3 to Kansas and 4-0 to Ball State in Carbondale, Ill.


Baseball

Brauer's Pitching, Piazza's Three RBIs Propel Valpo Past Lehigh

Eric Brauer allowed one earned run in 6 2/3 innings and Josh Piazza had 3 RBIs to lift Valpo past Lehigh 5-4 in Bradenton, Fla.


Women's Basketball

Defending Champions Upset in First Round of Mid-Con Tournament

Despite a double-double by Tamra Braun (Savage, Minn./Prior Lake H.S.), Valparaiso saw its 2005 Mid-Continent Conference Tournament appearance come to an abrupt end as the second-seeded Crusaders were upset by seventh-seeded UMKC 59-49 on Saturday afternoon at the John Q. Hammons arena in Tulsa, Okla.


Softball

Valpo Softball Drops a Pair to Open Season

Valparaiso opened its 2005 softball season on Saturday by dropping a pair of games at the Southern Illinois Classic in Carbondale, Ill. The Crusaders fell 6-0 in the opener to the host Salukis and then dropped an 8-0 decision to Ball State.


Baseball

Valpo Drops 10-4 Contest To Air Force In Florida

Kevin Perri and Brian Rzepka had three hits each, but Valpo was defeated by Air Force 10-4 in Bradenton, Fla. Mike Arensdorff and Kevin Kutansky added two hits each for the Crusaders (1-5).


Men's Basketball

Valpo Opposes Chicago State Sunday In Mid-Con Quarterfinal

Valpo, the 3rd seed, opens its defense of the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament title on Sunday by opposing 6th seed Chicago State at 8:30 p.m. at Tulsa's John Q. Hammons Arena.


Football

Macchi Signs To Play For The Bergamo Lions In Italy

David Macchi, Valpo's all-time leader in total offense and passing yards, has signed a professional contract to play quarterback for the Bergamo Lions in Italy. Macchi, who established 11 school records, helped the Crusaders capture the Pioneer Football League Championship in 2003.


Women's Basketball

TWO-TIME CHAMPIONS BEGIN DEFENSE OF TITLE AGAINST UMKC SATURDAY

Valparaiso begins defense of its Mid-Continent Conference Tournament title on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders face UMKC in the quarterfinals. The two-time champions have won five straight heading into the tournament.


Baseball

Valpo Falls To Northeastern In Florida

Mike Arensdorff went 4-for-4, but Valpo (1-4) was defeated by Northeastern 12-2 in Bradenton, Fla.


Softball

Youthful Crusaders Seek in Search of Mid-Con Title in 2005

After reaching the championship round of the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament in 2004, the Valparaiso Crusaders have raised their expectations heading into the 2005 season.


Women's Track & Field

Seven Crusaders Earn All-Conference Honors

Valparaiso placed seven members of its women's indoor track and field team on the All Mid-Continent Conference Team following the completion of the conference championships held this weekend.


Women's Tennis

Valpo Drops Close Match at Embry-Riddle

Valparaiso dropped its final match of its spring trip on Wednesday afternoon falling 5-4 to Embry-Riddle in Daytona Beach, Fla.


Men's Track & Field

Valpo Places Three on All-Conference Squad

Three track and field athletes from Valparaiso University earned All Mid-Continent Conference Team honors following the conference Indoor Championships held this past weekend.


Baseball

Valpo's 19-Hit Attack Propels 11-8 Victory Over Maine

Eight Crusaders had two-or-more hits as Valpo used a 19-hit attack to defeat Maine 11-8 in Bradenton, Fla. The win was the first of the season for Valpo (1-3).


Men's Basketball

Valpo's Oppland Selected Third Team Academic All-America

Valparaiso University's Dan Oppland was selected to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Third Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSida).


Women's Basketball

Braun and Stangler Honored by Mid-Con

Valparaiso University's Tamra Braun (Savage, Minn./Prior Lake H.S.) has been named to the Mid-Continent Conference First Team and Jenna Stangler (St. Michael, Minn./St. Michael-Albertville H.S.) has earned Second Team honors as the league announced its annual postseason awards on Wednesday afternoon.


Men's Track & Field

Goodrick Sets School Mark as Valpo Finishes Fifth at Mid-Con Championships

Todd Goodrick (Rochester Hills, Mich./Rochester H.S.) set a new school record in the shot put helping to lead Valparaiso to a fifth place finish at the Mid-Continent Conference Indoor Championships which concluded Tuesday in Flagstaff, Ariz.


Women's Basketball

Myers Earns Mid-Con Co-Player of the Week Honors

Valparaiso University's Carrie Myers (Stickleyville, Va./Lee H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Co-Player of the Week following her performances this weekend that led the Crusaders to a pair of victories.


Women's Track & Field

Valparaiso Finishes Fourth at Mid-Con Indoor Championships

Valparaiso turned in a fourth place finish at the Mid-Continent Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships which concluded on Tuesday afternoon in Flagstaff, Ariz.


Women's Basketball

Valpo to Face UMKC in Mid-Con Quarterfinals

Valparaiso University has earned the second seed for this weekend's Toshiba Mid-Continent Conference Tournament to be held in Tulsa, Okla. and will face UMKC on Saturday afternoon at 2:30 p.m.


Women's Tennis

Crusaders Drop Second Straight on Spring Trip

Valparaiso dropped its second straight match during its spring trip on Monday morning as the Crusaders fell 7-0 to Davidson in DeLand, Fla.


Men's Track & Field

Powell Sets Two School Marks on Day One of Mid-Con

Elliot Powell (Orange, Calif./Santa Ana H.S.) set a pair of school records to lead Valparaiso into fourth place after the opening day of the Mid-Continent Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships held in Flagstaff, Ariz. on Monday.


Women's Track & Field

Two School Records Fall at Mid-Con Championships

Laura Arloszynski (Greenfield, Wis./Greenfield H.S.) and Melanie Wilson (Saint Louis, Mo./Rosati-Kain H.S.) both set new school records on Monday during the first day of the Mid-Continent Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships held in Flagstaff, Ariz.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Dials up Long Distance in Win over UMKC

Carrie Myers (Stickleyville, Va./Lee H.S.) made a school record nine three-pointers and Valparaiso shot 68.2% from beyond the arc for the game as a team as the Crusaders defeated UMKC 80-56 in the regular season finale for both teams Monday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Drops Heartbreaker To UMKC On Late 3-Pointer

Brandon Temple made a 3-point shot with seven seconds remaining to give UMKC an 80-79 victory over Valpo (15-15, 10-6) in the regular season finale. Dan Oppland led the Crusaders with 25 points and 10 rebounds. Valpo (15-15, 10-6), which earned the third seed in the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament, will oppose sixth seed Chicago State on Sunday at 8:30 p.m. in Tulsa, Oklahoma.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Battles UMKC For Share of 2nd Place

Valpo (15-14, 10-5) finishes its regular season at UMKC (15-11, 11-4) on Monday night at 7 p.m.with an opportunity to tie the Kangaroos for second place in the Mid-Continent Conference. A win would earn the Crusaders the third seed in Mid-Con Tournament to be held March 5-8 in Tulsa.


Women's Basketball

VALPO LOOKS FOR THE #2 SEED IN REGULAR SEASON FINALE AGAINST UMKC MONDAY

Valparaiso returns to the ARC to conclude the regular season on Monday evening against UMKC. The Crusaders need a win against the Kangaroos to secure the second seed in the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament which begins on Saturday in Tulsa, Okla.


Baseball

Wisconsin-Milwaukee Edges Valpo 8-7 in 10 Innings

Wisconsin-Milwaukee scored an unearned run in the bottom of the 10th to defeat Valpo 8-7 in the final game of the Austin Peay Invitational. Kevin Kutansky went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and Brian Rzepka belted a solo home run for the Crusaders (0-3).


Men's Basketball

Oral Roberts Uses Strong Second Half to Defeat Valpo

Oral Roberts outscored Valpo 44-25 in the second half and went on to defeat the Crusaders 79-65. Dan Oppland led Valpo (15-14, 10-5) with 22 points.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Closes Road Schedule with Win at Oral Roberts

Carrie Myers (Stickleyville, Va./Lee H.S.) hit six first half three-pointers and Valparaiso's defense took over in the second half as the Crusaders defeated Oral Roberts 69-58 on Saturday afternoon in Tulsa, Okla. to spoil Senior Day for the Golden Eagles.


Women's Tennis

Valpo Drops First Match of the Year at Stetson

Valparaiso fell for the first time during the 2005 spring season Saturday afternoon, dropping a 5-2 decision to Stetson in DeLand, Fla.


Baseball

Valpo Falls to Host Austin Peay in APSU Invitational

A four-run fifth inning by Austin Peay broke open a close game as the host Governors defeated Valpo 6-0 in the APSU Invitational. Colin Reynolds went 3-for-4 and Brian Rzepka and Jon Rupno had two hits each for the Crusaders (0-2).


Men's Basketball

Share of Mid-Con Title Within Reach As Valpo Travels To Play Oral Roberts Saturday Night

Valpo can clinch at least a share of the Mid-Continent Conference Championship with road wins over Oral Roberts on Saturday (7:05 p.m.) and UMKC on Monday (7 p.m.).


Baseball

Valpo Drops 5-4 Decision To Akron In Season Opener

Kevin Perri had two hits and an RBI, but Valpo lost its season opener to Akron 5-4 in the Austin Peay Invitational. Colin Reynolds had an RBI single for the Crusaders.


Baseball

Valpo Baseball Opens Season Friday Against Akron at Austin Peay Invitational

The Valpo baseball team opens the 2005 season on Friday against Akron at the Austin Peay Invitational in Clarksville, Tenn. beginning at 11 a.m. CT. Friday's game begins a nine-game Spring Trip.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Squeak By Mastodons in Overtime

Dan Oppland's putback with 29 seconds remaining in overtime gave Valparaiso (15-13) the lead for good as the Crusaders held off IPFW 74-72. Oppland led four Valpo players in double figures with 21 points.


Women's Basketball

VALPO HEADS TO ORAL ROBERTS FOR FINAL ROAD CONTEST OF THE 2004-2005 REGULAR SEASON

Valparaiso takes its three-game winning streak on the road for the final time during the regular season on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders head to Oral Roberts for a key Mid-Continent Conference tilt.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Plays Home Finale Against IPFW

In addition to hosting IPFW on Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. in its home finale, Valpo (14-13) will recognize two seniors - guard Ali Berdiel and head manager Steve Ruggles - who have made significant contributions to the success of the basketball program.


Men's Soccer

Valpo Men Add Six for 2005 Season

Valparaiso University men's soccer coach Mis' Mrak has announced that he has signed five players to National Letters of Intent to join the Crusaders this fall. In addition, Mrak has added a transfer from the University of Massachusetts.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Women to Hold 2005 Summer Basketball Camps

The Valparaiso women's basketball team will be holding its 2005 summer camps this June and July.


Women's Track & Field

Wilson Named Mid-Con Co-Athlete of the Week

Valparaiso University's Melanie Wilson (Saint Louis, Mo./Rosati-Kain H.S.) has been named a Mid-Continent Conference Co-Athlete of the Week after leading the Crusaders to a runner-up finish at the Chicagoland Championships on Friday.


Men's Track & Field

Crusaders Finish Fifth at Chicagoland Championships

Valparaiso finished its final tune-up for the Mid-Continent Conference Championships with a fifth place finish at the Chicagoland Championships held in Romeoville, Ill. on Saturday.


Women's Swimming

Crusaders Finish Fifth at House of Champions Invitational

Valparaiso closed its season on Saturday with a fifth place finish at the House of Champions Invitational held in Indianapolis, Ind.


Women's Basketball

Crusaders Move into Second Place after Downing Southern Utah on Senior Day

Valparaiso moved back into second place in the Mid-Continent Conference after a convincing 58-38 victory over Southern Utah on Senior Day Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Men's Tennis

Valpo Falls by One at Marquette

Valparaiso split the six doubles matches with Marquette on Saturday afternoon, but could not register a doubles win as the Crusaders fell 4-3 in Milwaukee, Wis.


Men's Basketball

Valpo's Late Rally Comes Up Short Against Butler

A.J. Graves went 8-for-8 from the free throw in the final 45 seconds as Butler held off a furious Valpo rally in the closing seconds to defeat the Crusaders 72-69. Ron Howard led Valpo with 20 points, while Dan Oppland added 16 and Kenny Harris netted 14.


Men's Swimming

Crusader Men Finish in Top Half at House of Champions Invitational

Valparaiso finished its 2004-2005 season on a positive note Saturday, placing fourth in the eight-team House of Champions Invitational held in Indianapolis, Ind.


Women's Track & Field

Crusaders Post Runner-Up Finish at Chicagoland Championships

Three more school records were set by the Valparaiso women's track and field team on Friday evening as the Crusaders earned a second place finish at the Chicagoland Championships held in Romeoville, Ill.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Travels To Play Butler On Bracket Buster Saturday

On Bracket Buster Saturday, Valpo (14-12) renews an old rivalry against Butler (10-14) at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis beginning at 1 p.m. CT. The game marks the 90th meeting between the schools. The Crusaders and Bulldogs last played on Dec. 1, 1994 at Hinkle Fieldhouse.


Women's Swimming

Valpo Women Fifth Heading Into Final Day at House of Champions Invitational

Ashley Seale (Maryville, Tenn./Maryville H.S.) set a new school record on Friday, but Valparaiso slipped back two positions into fifth place after the middle day at the House of Champions Invitational held in Indianapolis, Ind.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Women Ink Four

Valparaiso University head women's soccer coach Stephen Anthony has announced the signings of four players that will join the Crusaders this fall.


Men's Swimming

Crusaders Climb to Fourth at House of Champions Invitational as Another School Record Falls

Valparaiso moved up two spots in the team standings on Friday at the House of Champions Invitational in Indianapolis, Ind., climbing into fourth position heading into the final day of the meet.


Men's Basketball

Oppland's 27 points, 16 rebounds Lead Valpo to Victory Over Southern Utah

Dan Oppland's 27 points and career-high 16 rebounds led Valpo to an 82-76 victory over Southern Utah.


Women's Basketball

Stangler Named to Academic All-District V Second Team

Valparaiso University's Jenna Stangler (St. Michael, Minn./St. Michael-Albertville H.S.) has been named to the 2005 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V Women's Basketball Second Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).


Men's Swimming

Two School Marks Fall on Opening Day at House of Champions Invitational

Valparaiso made a splash in the pool on the first day of the 2005 House of Champions Invitational held in Indianapolis, Ind. on Thursday as the Crusaders set two new school records in the meet's first five events.


Men's Basketball

Valpo's Oppland Selected To Academic All-District V Team

Valparaiso University's Dan Oppland was selected to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V Team by the district's sports information directors. Oppland also earned Academic All-District V honors as a sophomore.


Women's Basketball

VALPO HOSTS SOUTHERN UTAH SATURDAY ON SENIOR DAY AT THE ARC

After back-to-back victories, Valparaiso returns to the Athletics-Recreation Center for Senior Day on Saturday afternoon when the Crusaders entertain Southern Utah. The game will be broadcast on www.sportsjuice.com


Men's Basketball

Valpo Hosts Southern Utah Thursday As Mid-Con Season Winds Down

On Thursday at 7:05 p.m., Valpo hosts Southern Utah in the Crusaders' last Mid-Continent Conference home game of the season.


Women's Basketball

Braun Named Mid-Con Co-Player of the Week

Valparaiso University sophomore Tamra Braun (Savage, Minn./Prior Lake H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Co-Player of the Week after her performances over the last three games.


Men's Basketball

Oppland, Harris, Howard Lead Valpo Past Centenary

Dan Oppland and Ron Howard scored 20 points each and Kenny Harris scored 14 of his career-high 18 in the second half as Valpo defeated Centenary 61-51. The Crusaders (13-12, 9-4 Mid-Con) outscored the Gents 37-26 in the second half.


Women's Basketball

Rietema Leads Valpo to Win over IUPUI

Betsy Rietema (Grand Rapids, Mich./Christian H.S.) scored a career-high 25 points as Valparaiso defeated IUPUI 56-45 on Monday evening in Indianapolis, Ind.


Women's Basketball

VALPO CONCLUDES THREE-GAME IN FIVE-DAY STRETCH MONDAY NIGHT AT IUPUI

After knocking off first place Western Illinois on Saturday afternoon, the Valparaiso Crusaders return to the hardwood Monday night when they travel to IUPUI. The contest will mark Valpo's third game in five days. The game will be broadcast on www.sportsjuice.com.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Travels To Play Centenary Monday

Valpo travels to Shreveport, Louisiana to oppose Centenary on Monday beginning at 7:05 p.m.


Women's Track & Field

Hagen Sets Two School Marks at DePauw Invitational

Holly Hagen (Hobart, Ind./Hobart H.S.) set two school records on Saturday afternoon leading Valparaiso to a sixth place finish at the DePauw Invitational held in Greencastle, Ind.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Falls To IUPUI In Contest Dominated By Defense

IUPUI limited Valpo to 33 percent shooting as the Jaguars defeated Valpo 63-57. The loss snapped Valpo's five-game winning streak. The Crusaders were led by Ron Howard's 22 points and nine rebounds.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Knocks Off First Place Western Illinois

Tamra Braun (Savage, Minn./Prior Lake H.S.) recorded a double-double and Valparaiso held Western Illinois to just 24.1% shooting in the first half as the Crusaders defeated the first place Westerwinds 58-45 on Saturday afternoon in front of 1,114 fans at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Men's Track & Field

Valpo Ninth at DePauw Invitational

Valparaiso finished in ninth place in a field of 18 teams on Saturday at the DePauw Invitational.


Women's Tennis

Valpo Records 4-3 Win at Evansville

Valparaiso's women's tennis team improved to 2-0 on the season with a 4-3 victory against Evansville on the road Saturday evening.


Men's Tennis

Flames too much for Valpo

Even after dropping the doubles point, Valparaiso had a chance on Friday night, but fell in three three-set matches to Illinois-Chicago in singles play falling 5-2 at the Northwest Athletic Club.


Women's Basketball

VALPO HOSTS FIRST PLACE WESTERN ILLINOIS SATURDAY IN TIGHT MID-CON RACE

Valparaiso plays the second game of a three-game in five-day stretch on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders host first place Western Illinois. The Crusaders find themselves in a third place tie entering play.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Concludes Homestand On Saturday Against IUPUI

Currently owning a five-game win streak, Valpo concludes a three-game homestand on Saturday against IUPUI beginning at 7:05 p.m.


Women's Basketball

Braun Scores Career High 27 but Late Free Throws Lift Chicago State Past Valpo

Tamra Braun (Savage, Minn./Prior Lake H.S.) scored a career-high 27 points, but Chicago State made a pair of free throws with 15.8 seconds left to defeat Valparaiso 58-56 on Thursday night in Chicago, Ill.


Men's Basketball

Valpo To Host Butler In November 2006

Valpo and Butler have agreed to play a men's basketball game in Valpo's Athletics-Recreation Center on Nov. 29, 2006, Valpo director of athletics Mark LaBarbera announced. The game serves as a return date for this year's contest between the schools, which will be played at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Bracket Buster Saturday Feb. 19 beginning at 2 p.m. EST.


Women's Basketball

CRUSADERS INVADE WINDY CITY LOOKING FOR WIN AGAINST CHICAGO STATE ON THURSDAY

Having won three of its last four games, Valparaiso takes to the road for a rare Thursday evening affair as the Crusaders head to Chicago State.


Women's Tennis

Janssen Named Mid-Con Tennis Player of the Week

Valparaiso University's Rachel Janssen (Fort Wayne, Ind./Dwenger H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Athlete of the Week after leading the Crusaders to a season-opening victory over Bradley last Saturday.


Football

Valparaiso University Names Rettew Defensive Coordinator

Valparaiso University head football coach Tom Horne announced the appointment of Stan Rettew as defensive coordinator.


Baseball

Valparaiso University To Conduct Early Spring Baseball Camp Feb. 18

Valparaiso University will be conducting an Early Spring Baseball Camp on Friday, Feb. 18. The camp, for ages 7-15, will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in VU's Emory G. Bauer Baseball Field indoor hitting pavilion and the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Extends Win Streak To Five After Defeating Chicago State

Ron Howard scored 21 points and grabbed a career-high eight rebounds as Valpo defeated Chicago State 76-69. The win was the fifth straight for Valpo (12-11, 8-3 Mid-Con), which also received 16 points and eight rebounds from Dan Oppland.


Men's Swimming

Crusaders Split Final Dual Meets of the Season

Valparaiso ended its dual meet season on Sunday afternoon by defeating Butler 99-64 but falling to Saint Louis 129-61 in Indianapolis, Ind.


Women's Swimming

Valpo Ends Dual Season with Split

Valparaiso concluded its dual meet season with a split on Sunday afternoon as the Crusaders defeated Butler 132-51 but fell to Saint Louis 111-77 in Indianapolis.


Men's Tennis

Wagner Posts Win but Valpo Falls to Michigan State

Mike Wagner (Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer H.S.) registered a singles win for Valparaiso on Sunday afternoon, but the Crusaders dropped a 6-1 decision to Michigan State in a neutral site match played in Kalamazoo, Mich.


Women's Basketball

Crusaders Shake off Slow Start to Defeat Centenary

Valparaiso converted 24 Centenary turnovers into 31 points as the Crusaders defeated the Ladies 59-39 on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Women's Track & Field

Nunnelly Turns in Season's Best at Meyo Invitational

Danielle Nunnelly (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso H.S.) turned in a season's best in the mile as Valparaiso University sent just two women to the Meyo Invitational on Saturday in Notre Dame, Ind.


Women's Tennis

Valpo Opens Spring Season with Win at Bradley

Valparaiso opened its 2005 spring season with a 6-1 victory over Bradley on Saturday afternoon in Peoria, Ill.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Triumphs Over Centenary In Overtime; Howard Breaks School Single-Game Free Throw Record

Shawn Huff made two free throws with seven seconds left to tie the game in regulation and Ron Howard went 7-for-7 from the free throw line in overtime as Valpo (11-11, 7-3) defeated Centenary 81-75 to win its fourth straight. Dan Oppland led the Crusaders with 23 points. Howard, who scored 22 points, set Valpo's single-game record for made free throws with 18.


Men's Track & Field

Larson Competes in Weight Throw at Meyo

Valparaiso University's Matt Larson (Arlington Heights, Ill./Saint Viator H.S.) was the lone Crusader to compete for the men on Friday evening at the Meyo Invitational held in Notre Dame, Ind.


Men's Basketball

Tickets for Valpo-Butler Game On Sale At VU Athletic Ticket Office

Tickets for Valpo's game at Butler on Feb. 19 are on sale through the Valpo Athletic Ticket Office. Game time is 2 p.m. EST (1 p.m. CT).


Men's Basketball

Valpo Begins Three-Game Homestand Against Centenary Saturday

Valpo takes a three-game win streak into Saturday night's game against Centenary at the ARC. The Crusaders (10-11, 6-3) played four of their last five games on the road, posting a 4-1 mark during the stretch.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Defeats IUPUI To Extend Win Streak To Three

Ron Howard scored six of his team-high 14 points in the final 1:34 and Valpo survived a 3-point attempt at the buzzer to defeat IUPUI 64-61 at Conseco Fieldhouse. Shawn Huff added 11 points and eight rebounds for Valpo and Seth Colclasure netted 11 points. Kenny Harris scored 10 points, including six during a 10-0 second half run.


Women's Basketball

VALPO CONCLUDES BRIEF HOMESTAND SATURDAY WHEN CRUSADERS HOST CENTENARY

Valparaiso will look to bounce back from Monday's two-point loss to Oakland when the Crusaders entertain Centenary on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Concludes Road Stretch Thursday Against IUPUI At Conseco

Currently owning a two-game win streak, Valpo travels to play IUPUI on Thursday at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.


Women's Track & Field

Hagen Named Track and Field Athlete of the Week

Valparaiso University's Holly Hagen (Hobart, Ind./Hobart H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Athlete of the Week for Indoor Track and Field after her outstanding performance last Saturday at the Redbird Invitational.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Falls Just Short Against Oakland Monday Night

Valparaiso rallied from an 18-point first half deficit to take the lead late, but Oakland rebounded to post a 58-56 victory over the Crusaders on Monday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Men's Basketball

Valpo To Play Butler Feb. 19 In Indianapolis In Bracket Buster Pool

As a member of the 64-team Bracket Buster Saturday pool, Valpo will travel to play Butler in Indianapolis on Feb. 19. The time of the game has not been announced.


Women's Basketball

VALPO ENTERTAINS OAKLAND MONDAY NIGHT TO KICK-OFF SECOND HALF OF MID-CON PLAY

After topping Southern Utah at the buzzer on Saturday night, Valparaiso returns home Monday evening to entertain Oakland marking the start of the second half of the Mid-Continent Conference season. The Crusaders, sitting in second place in the standings, trail Western Illinois by two games.


Women's Track & Field

Crusaders Set Three School Marks at Redbird Invitational

Three new school records were set by Valparaiso on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders competed at the Redbird Invitational held in Bloomington, Ill.


Men's Swimming

Valpo Drops Dual at Cleveland State

Valparaiso dropped a road meet at Cleveland State 142-78 on Saturday afternoon in Cleveland, Ohio.


Men's Track & Field

Bell Sets School Mark at Redbird Invitational

Bryan Bell (Bellevue, Neb../East H.S.) set a new school record in the weight throw for Valparaiso on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders competed in the Redbird Invitational in Bloomington, Ill.


Women's Basketball

Braun Hits Game-Winner as Valpo Tops Southern Utah

Tamra Braun's (Savage, Minn./Savage H.S.) lay-in with 0.5 seconds left gave Valparaiso a come-from-behind 53-51 victory over Southern Utah on Saturday night in Cedar City, Utah.


Women's Swimming

Cleveland State Defeats Valpo Women

Valparaiso dropped a 127-96 decision to Cleveland State on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders traveled to Cleveland, Ohio.


Women's Basketball

CRUSADERS HEAD TO SOUTHERN UTAH SATURDAY TO CONCLUDE FIRST HALF OF MID-CON PLAY

Valparaiso will look to finish the first half of the Mid-Continent Conference season with back-to-back wins as the Crusaders travel to Southern Utah on Saturday to battle the Thunderbirds. Valpo is coming off of a convincing 69-36 win over IUPUI on Monday night.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Hits The Road Again Thursday At Southern Utah

Following Monday's home victory over Oakland, Valpo continues a challenging road schedule Thursday at Southern Utah beginning at 8:05 p.m. The Crusaders are in the midst of a stretch in which they play four of five games on the road.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Places Five In Double Figures In Win Over Oakland

Seth Colclasure made five, 3-point baskets and scored a career-high 20 points as Valpo defeated Oakland 82-71. Valpo (8-11, 4-3 Mid-Con), which drained 10 treys, placed five players in double figures. Ron Howard had his first career double-double with 15 points and 10 assists.


Women's Basketball

All-Around Game Leads Crusaders to Easy Win

Led by 77.3% shooting in the second half while allowing the second fewest points in school history, Valparaiso cruised to a 69-36 victory over IUPUI on Monday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Women's Basketball

VALPO HOSTS IUPUI MONDAY NIGHT LOOKING TO REBOUND FROM AN OVERTIME LOSS

Valparaiso will look to rebound from a heartbreaking overtime loss at Western Illinois as the Crusaders host IUPUI on Monday evening. Valpo enters the game tied with Oakland for second place in the Mid-Continent Conference standings nearing the midway point in league play. Tip-off is set for 5 p.m.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Interrupts Road Stretch By Hosting Oakland

Tonight, Valpo hosts Oakland in a game sandwiched between a pair of two-game road swings. The Crusaders dropped a close contest at Western Illinois (83-79) on Saturday.


Men's Tennis

Valpo Drops Tough Match at DePaul

Valparaiso dropped a tough road match on Saturday afternoon, falling 7-0 to DePaul in Chicago.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Falls at Western Illinois in Overtime

Carrie Myers (Stickleyville, Va./Lee H.S.) hit a three-pointer to send the game into overtime, but Western Illinois made 10-of-14 free throws in overtime to give the Westerwinds a 56-52 victory over Valparaiso on Saturday evening in Macomb, Ill.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Falls In Final Minute To Western Illinois

Hot-shooting was the theme for both teams, but Western Illinois used 26 made free throws to defeat Valpo 83-79. Dan Oppland scored a season-high 29 points to lead the Crusaders (7-11, 3-3 Mid-Con).


Men's Track & Field

Valpo Wins Chicago Invitational

Valparaiso posted its first victory of the 2005 indoor season on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders took home top honors among the six schools at the Chicago Invitational.


Men's Swimming

Crusader Men Fall at Eastern Illinois

Valparaiso dropped a dual meet against Eastern Illinois on Saturday afternoon, falling 144-82 in Charleston, Ill.


Women's Track & Field

Crusaders Cruise to Chicago Invitational Title

Led by eight individual victories in 16 total events, Valparaiso ran away with the Chicago Invitational title on Saturday afternoon by 92 points over runner-up Saint Joseph's (Ind.).


Women's Swimming

Crusaders Drop Tight Meet at Eastern Illinois

Valparaiso won seven events on Saturday afternoon, but Eastern Illinois' depth prevailed as the Panthers defeated the Crusaders 125.5-113.5 in Charleston, Ill.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Concludes Two-Game Road Swing At Western Illinois Saturday

After defeating Chicago State on Thursday night, Valpo concludes a two-game road swing on Saturday at Western Illinois beginning at 4 p.m. The game will be televised live on Comcast Sports Net.


Women's Basketball

CRUSADERS LOOK TO STOP NATION'S LONGEST HOME COURT WIN STREAK SATURDAY

Valparaiso will have its hands full as the Crusaders take to the road on Saturday to face Western Illinois. The Westerwinds currently own the nation's longest home court win streak, having posted 33 straight victories at Western Hall.


Men's Swimming

Peterson Earns Second Mid-Con Honor

Valparaiso University's David Peterson (Schererville, Ind./Highland H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Athlete of the Week for the second time this season after posting three victories against Wisconsin-Milwaukee.


Men's Track & Field

Powell Earns Mid-Con Athlete of the Week Honor

Valparaiso University's Elliot Powell (Orange, Calif./Santa Ana H.S.) was named the Mid-Continent Conference Athlete of the Week after posting three top-three finishes at the Crusaders' season-opening meet this past weekend.


Women's Track & Field

Three Records Help Wilson Earn Athlete of the Week Honors

Melanie Wilson (Saint Louis, Mo./Rosati-Kain H.S.) captured three first place finishes and broke three school records at the Carthage Division I Invitational on Saturday, helping earn her Mid-Continent Conference Co-Athlete of the Week honors.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Begins Two-Game Road Swing Thursday At Chicago State

Valpo begins a two-game road swing on Thursday when it travels to play Chicago State. Both teams own 2-2 records in the Mid-Continent Conference.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Defense Scores Victory over Chicago State

Valparaiso held Chicago State to just 32.7% shooting and force 17 turnovers as the Crusaders defeated the Cougars 52-48 on Monday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Men's Tennis

Crusaders Shutout for Second Straight Day

Valparaiso University dropped its second straight match on Sunday morning, falling 7-0 to Western Michigan in Kalamazoo, Mich.


Women's Swimming

Nelson and Korellis Win Twice but Valpo Falls to Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Britt Nelson (Cortland, N.Y./Homer H.S.) and Rachel Korellis (Champaign, Ill./Centennial H.S.) each won a pair of events, but Valparaiso dropped its final home meet of the season 136-100 against Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Sunday afternoon again at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool.


Men's Swimming

Valpo Home Season Ends with Loss to Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Valparaiso University ended its 2004-2005 home season with a 141-87 loss to Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Sunday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool.


Women's Basketball

VALPO LOOKS TO REBOUND HOSTING CHICAGO STATE ON MONDAY NIGHT

After struggling to score on Saturday afternoon in a loss at UMKC, the Valparaiso University Crusaders will look to rebound on Monday evening as the Crusaders host Chicago State.


Men's Tennis

Valpo Drops Season Opener at Ball State

Valparaiso University kicked off its 2005 spring tennis season on Saturday afternoon, dropping a 7-0 match to Ball State in Muncie, Ind.


Men's Track & Field

Valpo Opens with Third Place Finish at Carthage Invitational

Valparaiso's men's track and field team opened its 2005 indoor season on Saturday afternoon with a third place finish at the Carthage Division I Invitational held in Kenosha, Wis.


Women's Track & Field

Wilson Sets Three School Marks as Valpo Opens Season with Runner-up Finish at Carthage

Valparaiso University freshman Melanie Wilson (Saint Louis, Mo./Rosati-Kain H.S.) set three school records helping to lead the Crusaders to a second place finish at the season-opening Carthage Division I Invitational on Saturday afternoon in Kenosha, Wis.


Women's Basketball

Crusader Shooting Colder than the Temperature Outside

With temperatures hovering below 20 degrees outside in Kansas City, Mo., Valparaiso's shooting was even colder on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders shot just 16.1% (10-of-62) from the floor in a 47-35 loss to UMKC.


Women's Tennis

Defending Champs Picked Second in 2005

Valparaiso University's women's tennis team, the defending Mid-Continent Conference regular season champion, has been picked to finish second in the Mid-Continent Conference for the 2005 season according to the preseason poll as selected by the league's head coaches.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Falls To First-Place UMKC

Despite draining 13, 3-pointers, Valpo fell to first-place UMKC 84-78. Dan Oppland led the Crusaders with 24 points, while Ron Howard added 22 points, five rebounds and five assists.


Men's Tennis

Valpo Men Tabbed Third in Preseason Tennis Poll

Valparaiso University's men's tennis team has been picked to finish third in the Mid-Continent Conference for the 2005 season according to the preseason poll as selected by the league's head coaches.


Women's Basketball

CRUSADERS PUT PERFECT ROAD MARK ON THE LINE SATURDAY AT UMKC

After a week off, the first place Valparaiso Crusaders will put their perfect 5-0 road record to the test on Saturday afternoon as the Brown and Gold travels to Kansas City to battle the UMKC Kangaroos. Valpo is coming off of a 72-55 win over Oral Roberts last Saturday.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Entertains First Place UMKC

Following an impressive 87-78 road victory over Oakland Monday night, Valpo on Thursday hosts UMKC, which is undefeated and in first place in the Mid-Continent Conference.


Women's Tennis

Crusaders Release 2005 Women's Tennis Schedule

Valparaiso University women's tennis coach Tim Maluga has announced his 2005 spring tennis schedule.


Women's Swimming

Nelson Named Mid-Con Athlete of the Week

Britt Nelson (Cortland, N.Y./Homer H.S.) has earned Mid-Continent Conference Athlete of the Week honors for Valparaiso University for the third time this season.


Men's Swimming

Smith Earns Mid-Con Honors

Valparaiso University's Travers Smith (Huntley, Ill./Huntley H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Athlete of the Week after posting a pair of second place finishes on Saturday against Illinois-Chicago.


Women's Basketball

Stangler Earns Mid-Con Honors after Big Week

Valparaiso University's Jenna Stangler (St. Michael, Minn./St. Michael-Albertville H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Player of the Week after leading the Crusaders to a pair of victories last week.


Softball

Valpo Softball Picked Third in Preseason Poll

Valparaiso University's softball team has been picked to finish third in the Mid-Continent Conference for the 2005 season according to the preseason poll as selected by the league's head coaches.


Men's Basketball

Hot-Shooting Valpo Wins Road Game Against Oakland

Dan Oppland scored 23 points and Ron Howard added 18 as Valpo defeated Oakland 87-78. Seth Colclasure had a double-double with 10 points and a career-high 10 assists for the Crusaders.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Travels To Play Oakland Monday

Valpo travels to play Oakland on Monday beginning at 6 p.m. CT. Both teams are coming off Mid-Continent Conference losses on Saturday.


Women's Swimming

Flames Defeat Valpo on Saturday

Illinois-Chicago recorded a 135-95 victory over Valparaiso on Saturday afternoon in women's swimming and diving at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool.


Men's Basketball

Late Spurt Propels Oral Roberts Past Valpo

A 10-3 run over the final four minutes helped Oral Roberts defeat Valpo 75-68 in a Mid-Continent Conference game. Ron Howard led the Crusaders with 24 points, while Dan Oppland added 23.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Alone at Top of Mid-Con

Valparaiso moved into sole possession of first place in the Mid-Continent Conference on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders defeated Oral Roberts 72-55 at the Athletics-Recreation Center to move to 3-0 in league play.


Men's Swimming

Valpo Falls to UIC

Valparaiso's men dropped a 140-61 dual meet to Illinois-Chicago on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool.


Women's Basketball

VALPO HOSTS ORAL ROBERTS SATURDAY IN REMATCH OF LAST YEAR'S MID-CON TITLE GAME

Valparaiso returns to the ARC for the first time in nearly a month on Saturday, as the Crusaders host Oral Roberts in a rematch of last year's Mid-Continent Conference Tournament championship game won by the Crusaders.


Women's Swimming

Saturday's Meet Now a Dual With Illinois-Chicago

Due to travel difficulties because of the recent ice storm, Ball State will not be competing in the scheduled triangular swimming and diving meet that Valparaiso is hosting on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool. Illinois-Chicago will still be competing against the Crusaders in dual meet action beginning at 2 p.m.


Men's Swimming

Saturday's Meet Now a Dual With Illinois-Chicago

Due to travel difficulties because of the recent ice storm, Ball State will not be competing in the scheduled triangular swimming and diving meet that Valparaiso is hosting on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool. Illinois-Chicago will still be competing against the Crusaders in dual meet action beginning at 2 p.m.


Men's Swimming

Peterson Named Mid-Con Athlete of the Week in Men's Swimming and Diving

Valparaiso University sophomore David Peterson (Schererville, Ind./Highland H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Athlete of the Week after leading the Crusaders to a third place finish at the Florida International Invitational on Sunday.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Hosts Oral Roberts Saturday In Key Mid-Con Game

Although the Mid-Continent Conference season is in its early stages, Saturday's matchup between Valpo (5-8, 1-0) and Oral Roberts (10-3, 1-0) could be a key game in determining the race for the regular season championship.


Women's Basketball

Travel-Tested Crusaders Earn Road Win at Oakland

Playing the final game of a six-game, 7,899 mile road trip, Valparaiso went into Rochester, Mich. and defeated Oakland 68-63 on Wednesday evening.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Hold Off Western Illinois To Win Mid-Con Opener

Four Valpo players scored in double figures and the Crusaders withstood two missed 3-point attempts in the last two seconds to defeat Western Illinois 54-51 in the Mid-Continent Conference opener for both teams.


Women's Basketball

VALPO CONCLUDES LENGTHY ROAD TRIP AT OAKLAND ON WEDNESDAY EVENING

Valparaiso, winners of four of its last five, will close out its road trip on Wednesday night as the Crusaders travel to Oakland. Valpo is coming off of a 79-56 victory at Centenary on Monday night in its Mid-Continent Conference opener.


Men's Basketball

Oppland Named Mid-Con Player of the Week

Valparaiso University's Dan Oppland was selected as the Mid-Continent Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week. Oppland, who earned the honor for the second time this season, became the first Valpo player ever to be named to two all-tournament teams on the same road trip.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Coasts to Win over Centenary in Mid-Con Opener

Five players scored in double-figures as Valparaiso opened Mid-Continent Conference play with a 79-56 victory over Centenary on Monday evening in Shreveport, La.


Women's Swimming

Valpo Finishes Sixth at Florida International Invitational

Valparaiso finished in sixth place out of eight teams at the Florida International Invitational held on Sunday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.


Men's Swimming

Valpo Third at FIU Invitational

Valparaiso's men finished in third place at the Florida International Invitational on Sunday morning as the Crusaders concluded their winter break trip in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.


Women's Basketball

VALPO OPENS MID-CONTINENT CONFERENCE ACTION MONDAY NIGHT AT CENTENARY

Coming off of a 66-60 victory at Dartmouth on Thursday night, the Valparaiso Crusaders will open Mid-Continent Conference action on the road Monday evening, as the Brown and Gold head to Centenary.


Men's Basketball

Second-Half Threes Propel Valpo Past Longwood In Las Vegas Holiday Classic

Valpo drained eight 3-point baskets in the second half and went on to defeat Longwood 75-68 in the Crusaders' final game of the Las Vegas Holiday Classic. Dan Oppland led Valpo (4-8) with 22 points, while Seth Colclasure added a career-high 16, which included four treys in the second half. Oppland was named to the all-tournament team.


Men's Basketball

Northern Iowa Defeats Valpo In Las Vegas Holiday Classic

Northern Iowa outscored Valpo by 12 in the second half and went on to defeat the Crusaders 67-49 in the Las Vegas Holiday Classic. Dan Oppland and Seth Colclasure led Valpo with 10 points each.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Closes Non-Conference Play with Win at Dartmouth

Valparaiso finished off its non-conference schedule with a 66-60 victory over Dartmouth on Thursday evening in the consolation game of the Blue Sky Classic held in Hanover, N.H.


Women's Basketball

Slow Start Hurts Valpo in Loss to #19/18 DePaul

A 14-0 run out of the gate was more than enough for #19/18 DePaul, as the Blue Demons defeated Valparaiso 75-49 on Wednesday evening in the first round of the Blue Sky Classic held in Hanover, N.H.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Falls To Arizona State In Championship Game of ASU Holiday Classic

Dan Oppland scored 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds, but Arizona State defeated Valpo 89-65 in the championship game of the ASU Holiday Classic. Oppland and Ron Howard were named to the all-tournament team.


Women's Basketball

VALPO FACES DARTMOUTH IN CONSOLATION GAME OF BLUE SKY CLASSIC THURSDAY

Valparaiso will look to rebound from a 75-49 loss at the hands of #19/18 DePaul when the Crusaders face Dartmouth, the tournament host, in the consolation game of the Blue Sky Classic on Thursday evening.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Defeats Penn State; Advances To Championship Game of Arizona State Holiday Classic

Valpo built a 19-point halftime lead and went on to defeat Penn State 69-56 in the semifinals of the Arizona State Holiday Classic. The Crusaders advance to play in the championship game Wednesday at 8 p.m. CT against the winner of the Arizona State-Long Island semifinal.


Women's Basketball

VALPO BATTLES #18/19 DEPAUL ON WEDNESDAY AT DARTMOUTH BLUE SKY C LASSIC

After back-to-back wins before Christmas, Valparaiso looks to continue its winning ways on Wednesday evening as the Crusaders battle #18/19 DePaul in the first round of the Dartmouth Blue Sky Classic. Valpo is coming off of a 56-50 victory at Washington State on December 21.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Begins Busy Stretch Tuesday At Arizona State Hoops Classic

Valpo will be the busiest basketball team in the nation from Dec. 28-31. The Crusaders will play four games in four days beginning with Tuesday's opener of the Arizona State Hoops Classic against Penn State (5-5).


Women's Swimming

Crusaders Fall 129-101 at IUPUI on Tuesday

Maggie Kroemer and Amanda Gregory each won a pair of events, but it was not enough as IUPUI defeated Valparaiso 129-101 on Tuesday afternoon in Indianapolis, Ind.


Men's Swimming

Valpo Men Drop Dual at IUPUI

David Peterson won a pair of events for Valparaiso on Tuesday afternoon, but the Crusaders dropped a dual meet 147-82 to IUPUI in Indianapolis, Ind.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Records Road Win at Washington State

Valparaiso traveled to the Pacific Northwest on Tuesday evening and defeated Washington State 56-50 in Pullman, Wash.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Falls To #1-Ranked Illinois

Illinois, the #1-ranked team in the nation, placed all five starters in double figures in a 93-56 victory over Valpo (2-6). The Crusaders were led by Dan Oppland with 16 points, while Vince Humphrey added 10.


Women's Basketball

VALPO LOOK TO MOVE OVER .500 TUESDAY AS CRUSADERS TRAVEL TO WASHINGTON STATE

Fresh off of a 72-61 victory over Loyola (Ill.) on Saturday, the Valparaiso Crusaders continue their six-game road trip on Tuesday night as the Brown and Gold travel to the Pacific Northwest to battle the Washington State Cougars.


Women's Basketball

Short-Handed Crusaders Defeat Loyola 72-61

Despite four players logging 37 or more minutes with a shortened bench due to injury, Valparaiso rallied from a one-point halftime deficit to defeat Loyola (Ill.) 72-61 on Saturday afternoon at the Gentile Center in Chicago, Ill.


Women's Basketball

Start Time for Valpo-IUPUI Women's Game on January 24 Moved Up 30 Minutes

The start time for Valparaiso University's women's basketball game against IUPUI on January 24 has been moved to 5 p.m. at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Softball

Valpo Softball to Offer Two Clinics this January

Valparaiso University's softball team is offering a hitting clinic on January 16, 2005 and a fielding clinic on January 23, 2005 at the Athletics-Recreation Center for girls in grades 4-12.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Travels To Face #1-Ranked Illinois On Sunday

Valpo, winners of two straight, travels to play Illinois - the #1-ranked team in the nation - on Sunday beginning at 4 p.m. in the second game of the Las Vegas Holiday Classic.


Men's Basketball

Balanced Attack Propels Valpo Past Northwestern State in Las Vegas Holiday Classic

Dan Oppland tallied 20 points and nine rebounds and Seth Colclasure tied a career high with 15 points as host Valpo defeated Northwestern State 74-61 in the first game of the Las Vegas Holiday Classic.


Softball

Crusaders Release 2005 Softball Schedule

Valparaiso University head softball coach Randy Schneider has announced his 2005 softball schedule.


Women's Basketball

VALPO BEGINS SIX-GAME ROAD SWING ON SATURDAY AS CRUSADERS TRAVEL TO LOYOLA

Valparaiso heads out on to the road on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders begin a six-game stretch away from the ARC starting in Chicago against Loyola. Valpo will not return home until after the first of the year.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Hosts Northwestern State Thursday in Opener of Las Vegas Holiday Classic

After earning its first victory of the season against previously-undefeated Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Saturday, Valpo hosts Northwestern State (La.) Thursday at 7:05 p.m. in the opening game of the Las Vegas Holiday Classic.


Women's Basketball

Myers Named Mid-Con Player of the Week in Women's Hoops

Valparaiso University's Carrie Myers (Stickleyville, Va./Lee H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Player of the Week in women's basketball after her performances last week.


Men's Basketball

Valpo's Oppland Selected Mid-Con Co-Player of the Week

Valparaiso University's Dan Oppland was selected as the Mid-Continent Conference Men's Basketball Co-Player of the Week for his performance last week.


Men's Basketball

Loyd's Last-Second Free Throw Lifts Valpo Past Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Freshman Jarryd Loyd's free throw with 1.8 seconds left lifted Valpo past Wisconsin-Milwaukee 72-71. The victory was the Crusaders' first of the season, while the Panthers suffered their first loss in seven games.


Women's Basketball

Merrill Shoots Miami Past Valpo in Final Seconds

Cindi Merrill's basket with 1.7 seconds remaining lifted Miami (Ohio) to a 54-53 come-from-behind victory over Valparaiso on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Begins 2-Game Homestand Saturday vs. UW-Milwaukee

On Saturday night, the Crusaders entertain Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the first of two straight home games at the ARC.


Men's Track & Field

Valpo Men Tabbed Fourth in Mid-Con Preseason Poll

Valparaiso University's men's indoor track and field team has been picked to finish fourth in the Mid-Continent Conference for the 2005 season according to the preseason poll as selected by the league's head coaches.


Women's Track & Field

Crusader Women Picked Fifth in Indoor Track

Valparaiso University's women's indoor track and field team has been selected to finish in fifth place at the Mid-Continent Conference Championships for the 2005 season according to the preseason poll as selected by the league's head coaches.


Men's Track & Field

Crusaders Announce 2005 Track and Field Schedule

Valparaiso University track and field coach Tyler Wingard has released his 2005 men's and women's track and field schedule for both the indoor and outdoor seasons.


Women's Track & Field

Crusaders Announce 2005 Track and Field Schedule

Valparaiso University track and field coach Tyler Wingard has released his 2005 men's and women's track and field schedule for both the indoor and outdoor seasons.


Women's Basketball

VALPO LOOKS FOR FIRST-EVER WIN AGAINST MIAMI SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT THE ARC

Valparaiso will look to defeat Miami (Ohio) for the first time in school history on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders put their two-game winning streak on the line against the RedHawks. This marks the sixth meeting all-time between the two schools, and the fifth straight year they have met on the hardwood.


Softball

Crusaders Sign Three for Class of 2006

Valparaiso University softball coach Randy Schneider has announced that three players signed National Letters of Intent to play for the Crusaders during the early signing period.


Women's Basketball

Record-Setting Shooting Lifts Valpo to Win

After making just 14 three-point field goals in their first five games, the Valparaiso Crusaders erupted for a school record 17 triples on Wednesday night as the Brown and Gold defeated Central Michigan 81-60 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Men's Soccer

Valpo Men and Women Earn NSCAA/addidas Team Academic Awards

Valparaiso University is one of 53 intercollegiate soccer programs of all divisions to have both its men's and women's soccer teams recognized by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America for posting a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher during the 2003-2004 academic year.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Men and Women Earn NSCAA/addidas Team Academic Awards

Valparaiso University is one of 53 intercollegiate soccer programs of all divisions to have both its men's and women's soccer teams recognized by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America for posting a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher during the 2003-2004 academic year.


Volleyball

Valpo Volleyball Adds Three for 2005 Campaign

Valparaiso University volleyball coach Carin Avery has announced that three players have signed National Letters of Intent to play volleyball for the Crusaders during the early signing period.


Women's Basketball

VALPO RETURNS HOME TO FACE CENTRAL MICHIGAN WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT THE ARC

After a thrilling overtime victory over Butler on Saturday at the State Farm Hoosier State Classic, Valparaiso returns to the Athletics-Recreation Center on Wednesday night to meet Miami (Ohio). The Crusaders are looking to even their record on the season with a victory.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Travels To Indiana State For Thursday Matchup

Valpo will look to get into the win column on Thursday when it plays a road game against Indiana State in Terre Haute beginning at 7:05 p.m. CT (8 p.m. ET).


Women's Swimming

Five Crusaders Earn All Mid-Con Honors

Valparaiso University had five swimmers named to the Mid-Continent Conference Second Team following the league championship meet which was held this past weekend.


Men's Swimming

Smith Earns Second Team All Mid-Con Honors

Valparaiso University's Travers Smith (Huntley, Ill./Huntley H.S.) has been named to the Mid-Continent Conference Second Team following his performance this past weekend at the league's championship meet.


Women's Basketball

Crusaders Rally From Eight Down to Defeat Butler in OT

Jenna Stangler's (St. Michael, Minn./St. Michael-Albertville H.S.) 12-footer at the buzzer of regulation forced overtime and Valparaiso dominated the extra session as the Crusaders defeated Butler 61-51 on Saturday afternoon at the State Farm Hoosier State Classic in Terre Haute, Ind.


Women's Swimming

Valpo Earns Third Place Finish at Mid-Con Championships

Valparaiso finished in third place at the Mid-Continent Conference Swimming and Diving Championships that concluded Saturday in Rochester, Mich.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Falls To 10th-Ranked Duke At Chicago's United Center

J.J. Redick scored 19 of his game-high 26 points in the first half and three other Blue Devils netted double-figures as 10th-ranked Duke defeated Valpo 93-61 at Chicago's United Center. Dan Oppland led the Crusaders with 21 points.


Men's Swimming

Valpo Places Fifth at Mid-Con Championships

Valparaiso's men's swimming and diving team placed fifth at the Mid-Continent Conference Championships which concluded Saturday in Rochester, Mich.


Volleyball

Crusaders Season Ends with Hard Fought Four-Game Loss to Notre Dame in NCAA Tourney

Valparaiso looked for the upset on Friday evening in Madison, Wis., but in the end Notre Dame escaped with a 30-21, 20-30, 30-28, 30-20 victory over the Crusaders in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament.


Women's Swimming

Crusaders Slide to Fourth on Day Two of Mid-Con Championships

After finishing in second place after the first day of the Mid-Continent Conference Swimming and Diving Championships, Valparaiso fell to fourth place on Friday, following the second of three days of the competition held in Rochester, Mich.


Men's Swimming

Valpo Tallies Three Top-Three Finishes on Friday

Valparaiso earned three top-three finishes Friday on day two of the Mid-Continent Conference Swimming and Diving Championships held in Rochester, Mich.


Men's Swimming

Crusaders Open Mid-Con Championships Fifth after Day 1

Valparaiso is in fifth place after one day of the Mid-Continent Conference Swimming and Diving Championships held in Rochester, Mich. on Thursday.


Women's Swimming

Valpo in Second after Day 1 at Mid-Con Championships

Valparaiso put itself in contention on day one of the Mid-Continent Conference Swimming and Diving Championships on Thursday, as the Crusaders trail defending champion Oakland by just 11 points heading into the middle day of the event in Rochester, Mich.


Men's Basketball

Valpo, Duke Tip Off At United Center Saturday

On Saturday, Valpo (0-3) and 10th-ranked Duke
(4-0) play the middle game of their three-game series agreement this season at the United Center. In the school's only previous contest at the UC on Jan 4, 2003, Valpo was edged by Notre Dame 55-53. The Blue Devils are 5-0 all-time at the United Center.


Women's Basketball

CRUSADERS TO FACE BUTLER THIS SATURDAY AT STATE FARM HOOSIER STATE CLASSIC

After battling third-ranked Notre Dame to the final buzzer in a close loss on Tuesday, the Valparaiso Crusaders will look to return to the win column on Saturday against Butler in the State Farm Hoosier State Classic.


Volleyball

VALPO HEADS TO MADISON TO FACE NOTRE DAME IN FIRST ROUND NCAA TOURNEY ACTION

Valparaiso University will take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Friday evening in the school's second straight NCAA Tournament appearance in volleyball. The Crusaders won the Mid-Continent Conference regular season and tournament championships, and set a new school record for victories in a season with 29 this year.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Just Misses Upset of #3 Notre Dame

Valparaiso was within two points of third-ranked Notre Dame with just 6:19 remaining before the Fighting Irish held off the late charge as the Crusaders dropped a 69-59 decision before 2,214 fans at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Men's Basketball Road Game Tickets On Sale

Tickets for Valparaiso University men's basketball road games are on sale at the VU Athletics Ticket Office. Ticket prices for the Crusaders' upcoming away games are as follows: Dec. 9 at Indiana State - $8; Dec. 19 at Illinois - $20; Dec. 28-29 at Arizona State Hoops Classic - $16 per day; Dec. 30-31 at Las Vegas Holiday Classic (Valley High School) - $90 tournament package.


Women's Basketball

VALPO OPENS HOME SEASON AGAINST #6 NOTRE DAME ON TUESDAY NIGHT

After picking up their first victory of the season on Sunday afternoon against Saint Xavier, the Valparaiso Crusaders open their home campaign on Tuesday night against the sixth-ranked Fighting Irish of Notre Dame.


Women's Basketball

Stangler Ties Career High as Valpo Posts Season's First Win

Jenna Stangler (St. Michael, Minn./St. Michael-Albertville H.S.) tied a career high with 26 points to lead Valparaiso to a 67-51 victory over Saint Xavier in the State Farm Classic at the Genesis Center in Gary, Ind.


Volleyball

Valpo to Face Notre Dame in Madison for Round One of NCAA Tournament

Valparaiso University's First Round NCAA Tournament opponent is a familiar one, as the Crusaders will battle Notre Dame on Friday evening at 5 p.m. in Madison, Wis.


Men's Basketball

Balanced Charlotte Defeats Valpo In Home Opener

Valpo's Jimmie Miles scored a career-high 22 points, but Charlotte placed five players in double figures on its way to an 85-71 victory in the Crusaders' home opener.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Entertain Charlotte In Home Opener Saturday Night

Following two road games to begin the season, Valpo hosts Charlotte in the home opener on Saturday beginning at 7:05 p.m.


Women's Basketball

VALPO LOOKS FOR SEASON'S FIRST WIN AGAINST SAINT XAVIER IN STATE FARM CLASSIC

After an eight-day lay off for Thanksgiving, Valparaiso will return to the hardwood on Sunday afternoon at the Valparaiso State Farm Classic held at the Genesis Center in Gary, Ind. to battle Saint Xavier. The Crusaders are looking for their first victory of the season after dropping a pair of contests at the Minnesota Subway Classic.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Comeback Falls Short Against Central Michigan

Central Michigan raced out to a 15-2 lead and, despite Valpo's strong second-half comeback, held on to defeat the Crusaders 68-55. Ron Howard led Valpo (0-2) with 12 points.


Volleyball

Valpo Volleyball Team to Watch NCAA Announcement at Buffalouies on Sunday

Valparaiso University's volleyball team invites the public to join the Crusaders on Sunday evening as the team watches the NCAA Tournament selection announcements at BuffaLouies located at 3300 North Calumet Avenue in Valparaiso.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Continues Road Swing Tuesday At Central Michigan

Valpo concludes a two-game road swing on Tuesday by playing Central Michigan beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET (6:30 CT).


Women's Basketball

Second Half Surge Send Arkansas State Past Valpo

Behind 64.3% shooting in the second half, Arkansas State turned a two-point halftime lead into an 82-61 victory over Valparaiso on Saturday evening in the consolation game of the Subway Classic held in Minneapolis, Minn.


Women's Swimming

Valpo Fourth at Ball State Invitational

Valparaiso's women finished in fourth place at the Ball State Invitational on Friday and Saturday evening in Muncie, Ind.


Men's Swimming

Valpo Men Fourth at Ball State Invite

Led by three top-three finishes by David Peterson (Schererville, Ind./Highland H.S.), Valparaiso finished in fourth place at the Ball State Invitational held Friday and Saturday in Muncie, Ind.


Volleyball

Valpo Volleyball Wins Mid-Con Tournament - Earns Second Straight NCAA Bid

Valparaiso's volleyball team defended its Mid-Continent Conference Tournament title on Saturday afternoon, sweeping Oral Roberts 30-24, 30-28, 30-20 in Tulsa, Okla. to earn the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.


Women's Basketball

Stangler's 23 Not Enough as Valpo Falls to Virginia Tech in Opener

Jenna Stangler (St. Michael, Minn./St. Michael-Albertville H.S.) scored 23 points in the return to her hometown, but it was not enough as Valparaiso dropped a 64-57 decision to Virginia Tech in the first round of the Subway Classic in Minneapolis, Minn.


Volleyball

Valpo Advances to Title Match with 3-1 Win over IUPUI

Valparaiso moved within one victory of returning to the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year as the Crusaders defeated IUPUI 30-18, 31-33, 30-22, 30-21 in the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament semifinals on Friday evening in Tulsa, Okla.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Challenges Cincinnati; Crusaders Fall In Season Opener

Valpo nearly matched Cincinnati point-for-point for 35 minutes, but fell to the Bearcats 88-70 in the season opener. Ron Howard led Valpo with 17 points, while Dan Oppland added 14 and Jimmie Miles had 13 points and seven rebounds.


Volleyball

Crusaders Earn Three Major Awards as Mid-Con Honors are Handed Out

Valparaiso, the top team in the Mid-Continent Conference, received three major awards, while a total of six Crusaders were recognized on Thursday evening, at the league's annual awards banquet.


Women's Swimming

Nelson Earns Second Straight Swimmer of the Week Honor

Valparaiso University's Britt Nelson (Cortland, N.Y./Homer H.S.) has earned her second straight Athlete of the Week award from the Mid-Continent Conference for her weekend's performances.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Travels To Play Cincinnati Friday In Season Opener

Valpo and Cincinnati will square off for the third straight season on Friday in the season opener for both teams.


Women's Basketball

Coach Freeman to Make Donation to American Cancer Society Against Notre Dame

Valparaiso University women's basketball coach Keith Freeman is looking for fans to help pack the Athletics-Recreation Center on November 30 to help lead the Crusaders to a win over Notre Dame and at the same time help the American Cancer Society win in the battle with cancer.


Volleyball

VALPO HEADS TO MID-CON TOURNEY LOOKING TO DEFEND TITLE AND EARN NCAA BERTH

Valparaiso will travel to Tulsa, Okla. this weekend for the Mid-Continent Conference Volleyball Tournament. The Crusaders, the Mid-Con regular season champion and the tournament's top seed, will battle fourth-seeded IUPUI on Friday evening.


Volleyball

Valpo to Face IUPUI in Mid-Con Tournament Semifinals

Valparaiso University's volleyball team will begin defense of its Mid-Continent Conference Tournament championship on Friday evening as the Crusaders face IUPUI at 5 p.m. in Tulsa, Okla.


Football

Valpo's Marshall Selected PFL Defensive Player of the Week

Valparaiso University's Bill Marshall was selected as the Pioneer Football League Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Crusaders' 33-0 season finale victory over Aurora.


Volleyball

Crusaders Head to Mid-Con Tourney 27-4 after Downing Central Michigan

Valparaiso wrapped up its regular season on Saturday evening with a 30-24, 30-22, 30-22 victory over Central Michigan in Mount Pleasant, Mich.


Women's Swimming

Nelson Sets School Record but Valpo Falls to Wisconsin-Green Bay

Britt Nelson (Cortland, N.Y./Homer H.S.) set a new school record in the 1,000 freestyle on Saturday afternoon, but Valparaiso dropped its first dual meet of the season 165-98 to Wisconsin-Green Bay at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool.


Men's Swimming

Peterson Wins Twice but Crusaders Fall

Valparaiso dropped its first dual meet of the season on Saturday afternoon, falling 143-109 to Wisconsin-Green Bay at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool.


Men's Cross Country

Valpo Season Ends at NCAA Regionals

Valparaiso University saw its 2004 cross country season come to a close at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championships held on Saturday morning in Ypsilanti, Mich.


Men's Basketball

Balanced Effort Propels Valpo Past Wisconsin-River Falls in Exhibition

Dan Oppland scored 18 points and Ron Howard added 10 as Valpo defeated Wisconsin-River Falls 78-55 in an exhibition game.


Women's Cross Country

Crusader Women Finish 18th at NCAA Regional

Danielle Nunnelly (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso H.S.) set a new school mark as Valparaiso's women's cross country team earned an 18th place finish on Saturday morning at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championships held in Ypsilanti, Mich.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Hosts Wisconsin-River Falls In Exhibition Saturday Night

Valpo will play its second and final exhibition game Saturday night when it hosts Wisconsin-River Falls at 7:05 p.m.


Volleyball

Not Even Fire Can Prevent Valpo from Perfect Mid-Con Mark

Even a fire to the team's bus prior to the match was unable to prevent Valparaiso from finishing of the Mid-Continent Conference season perfect as the Crusaders defeated Oakland 30-23, 30-17, 32-30 on Friday evening in Rochester, Mich.


Women's Swimming

Valpo Flies By Lewis 136-72

Valparaiso's women's swimming and diving team improved to 2-0 on the season as the Crusaders defeated Lewis 136-72 on Friday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool.


Men's Swimming

Valpo Men Swim Past Lewis

Valparaiso recorded its second straight dual meet victory on Friday evening, defeating Lewis 99-96 at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool.


Football

Valpo Hosts Aurora In Season Finale Saturday On Senior Day

On Saturday, Valpo will entertain Aurora at 12:30 p.m. in the season finale. Crusader players, coaches and fans will say goodbye to 17 seniors who will be playing their final collegiate game.


Football

Daniels, Knutson Selected To Academic All-District V Team

Valparaiso University football players Chris Daniels and Kevin Knutson were selected to the CoSida Academic All-District V University Division Team by the district's sports information directors.


Men's Soccer

Balfanz and Catrow Earn Second Team All Mid-Con Honors

Valparaiso University's Nate Balfanz (East Peoria, Ill./East Peoria H.S.) and D.J. Catrow (Springfield, Ohio/Catholic Central H.S.) were named to the All Mid-Continent Conference Second Team on Thursday evening.


Women's Swimming

Nelson Named Mid-Con Swimmer of the Week

Valparaiso University's Britt Nelson (Cortland, N.Y./Homer H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Athlete of the Week after winning three individual victories last weekend at the Eastern Illinois Invitational.


Women's Basketball

Valparaiso Women Sign Three for 2005-2006 Season

Valparaiso University head coach Keith Freeman has announced the signing of three players that will join the Crusader program for the 2005-2006 season. Aimee Litka, along with twin sisters Launa and Leah Hochstetler signed National Letters of Intent on Wednesday to join the Valpo program.


Men's Tennis

Valpo Men Announce Spring Tennis Schedule

Valparaiso University head men's tennis coach Jim Daugherty has announced his 2005 spring schedule.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Men's Basketball Inks Three

Valparaiso University men's basketball head coach Homer Drew announced that Urule Igbavboa of Tartan High School in St. Paul, Minn.; Brandon McPherson of Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis; and Arden Skoglund of Hopkins High School in Minnetonka, Minn. have signed national letters of intent to attend VU and play basketball.


Volleyball

Fox Named Mid-Con Co-Offensive Player of the Week

Valparaiso University's Jessie Fox (Granger, Ind./Penn H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference co-Offensive Player of the Week after leading the Crusaders to three victories last week.


Women's Soccer

Three Crusaders Named to Mid-Con All-Tournament Team

Valparaiso University had three Crusaders named to the Mid-Continent Conference All-Tournament Team following this weekend's championships held in Rochester, Mich.


Women's Basketball

Hoosier Lady Stars Rally to Down Valpo in Exhibition Play

Valparaiso took a nine-point lead into intermission, but the Hoosier Lady Stars scored 44 second half points to defeat the Crusaders 71-65 at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Sunday afternoon in exhibition play.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Falls 3-1 to Oral Roberts in Mid-Con Title Match

Oral Roberts scored three times in the first 17 minutes and defeated Valparaiso 3-1 in the Mid-Continent Conference Championship on Sunday afternoon in Rochester, Mich.


Men's Soccer

Valpo Falls 4-0 in Season Finale

Chris Edwards scored twice to help lead Oakland to a 4-0 victory over Valparaiso on Sunday afternoon at Eastgate Field in the Crusaders' season finale.


Volleyball

Lucky 13 for Valpo in Mid-Con Play

Valparaiso ran its record to 13-0 in the Mid-Continent Conference with a 26-30, 30-25, 30-27, 30-24 win over IUPUI on Saturday evening in Indianapolis, Ind.


Football

Valpo Defeats Butler; Horton Rushes For 211 Yards, 2 Touchdowns

Jeff Horton rushed for a career-high 211 yards and two touchdowns and Ryan Doerffler passed for two scores as Valpo defeated Butler 31-26.


Men's Swimming

Valpo Finishes Fourth At Eastern Illinois Invitational

Valparaiso University's men's swimming and diving team finished in fourth place at the Eastern Illinois Invitational held in Charleston, Ill. over the weekend.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Slips By Huntington In Exhibition

Dan Oppland's running jumper with 20 seconds left gave Valpo a one-point lead and Ali Berdiel made a key steal with six seconds remaining as Valpo staged a late comeback to defeat Huntington College in an exhibition game. Oppland led the Crusaders with 23 points and nine rebounds.


Women's Swimming

Valpo Turns in Second Place Effort at Eastern Illinois

Led by three individual victories by Britt Nelson (Cortland, N.Y./Homer H.S.), Valparaiso finished in second place at the Eastern Illinois Invitational held in Charleston, Ill. over the weekend.


Volleyball

Crusaders Clinch Second Straight Mid-Con Title

Valparaiso clinched the Mid-Continent Conference title outright for the second straight season on Friday evening, as the Crusaders defeated Chicago State 30-22, 30-24, 30-14 on the road.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Open Exhibition Season By Hosting Huntington Saturday

The Valpo men's basketball team will get its first taste of game competition this season on Saturday when it hosts Huntington College in an exhibition contest at 7:05 p.m. in the ARC.


Men's Soccer

Michigan State Tops Valpo 7-1

Michigan State scored four times in the match's first 30 minutes on its way to a 7-1 victory over Valparaiso on Friday afternoon in East Lansing, Mich.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Defeats Centenary 1-0 to Advance to Mid-Con Title Match

Valparaiso is on to the championship match of the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament after defeating Centenary 1-0 on Friday afternoon in the semifinal match held in Rochester, Mich.


Football

Valpo Hosts Butler Saturday On Parents' Day

On Saturday, the annual rivalry game at 1 p.m. between Valpo and Butler at Valpo's Brown Field carries an extra incentive. The winner of the Parents' Day contest will earn its first Pioneer Football League victory of the season in the final conference game of the 2004 campaign.


Women's Soccer

VALPO HEADS TO MID-CON TOURNEY SEEKING FIRST-EVER TITLE AND NCAA BERTH

Valparaiso will travel to Rochester, Mich. this weekend for the Mid-Continent Conference Women's Soccer Tournament. The Crusaders, the tournament's third seed, will battle second-seeded Centenary on Friday afternoon.


Women's Soccer

Four Crusaders Earn All Mid-Con Honors

Led by Emily King's (Colona, Ill./United Township H.S.) selection to the Mid-Con First Team, four Valparaiso Crusaders were named to the All Mid-Continent Conference Teams at the league's championship banquet on Thursday evening.


Men's Basketball

Channel 56 & Valparaiso University Partner First-Ever Live TV Package

For the first time in school history, Valparaiso University will have a live TV package as VU and WYIN-Channel 56 in accordance with the Mid-Continent Conference have agreed to air seven men's basketball games during the 2004-05 season, announced Mark LaBarbera, VU's director of athletics.


Women's Basketball

Preseason Favorites Look for Fourth Straight Postseason Trip

After back-to-back Mid-Continent Conference Tournament titles and two straight trips to the NCAA Tournament, expectations are high for the 2004-2005 Valparaiso Crusaders.


Volleyball

Valpo Wraps up Home Campaign with Tenth Straight Win at the ARC

Valparaiso saw its 2004 home season come to a close on Wednesday night as the Crusaders swept IPFW 30-22, 30-27, 30-16 at the Athletics-Recreation Center to improve their record to 23-4.


Women's Soccer

Murray Named Mid-Con Defensive Player of the Week

For the second time this season, Valparaiso University's Erin Murray (Pleasanton, Calif./Amador Valley H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Defensive Player of the Week.


Women's Cross Country

Nunnelly Named to Mid-Con Second Team for Second Straight Season

Valparaiso University's Danielle Nunnelly (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso H.S.) has been named to the All Mid-Continent Conference Second Team for the second straight season.


Men's Cross Country

Piaskowy Earns Second Team All Mid-Con Honors

Valparaiso University's Adam Piaskowy (Crete, Ill./Crete-Monee H.S.) has been named to the All Mid-Continent Conference Second Team following the league championships held last Saturday in Rochester, Mich.


Women's Soccer

Valpo to Face Centenary in Mid-Con Tournament on Friday

Valparaiso University will battle Centenary College on Friday afternoon in the second semifinal of the Mid-Continent Conference Women's Soccer Tournament in Rochester, Mich. beginning at 1:30 p.m. CST.


Men's Soccer

Ohio State Knocks Off Valpo 2-0

Two second half goals were the difference on Sunday afternoon as Ohio State defeated Valparaiso 2-0 at Eastgate Field.


Women's Swimming

Crusaders Fifth at Indiana Intercollegiates

Valparaiso's women finished in a tie for fifth place at the Indiana Intercollegiate Championships held Saturday afternoon in West Lafayette, Ind.


Men's Swimming

Peterson Earns Two Top-Tens at Indiana Intercollegiates

David Peterson (Schererville, Ind./Highland H.S.) earned a pair of top ten finishes on the afternoon as Valparaiso finished in fifth place out of eight teams at the Indiana Intercollegiates held in West Lafayette, Ind. on Saturday.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Closes Regular Season with Win

Valparaiso closed out its 2004 regular season with a 1-0 victory over Central Michigan at Eastgate Field on Saturday afternoon to assure the Crusaders just their second winning season in school history.


Men's Cross Country

Valpo Finishes Sixth at Mid-Con Championships

Valparaiso University's men's cross country team finished in sixth place at the Mid-Continent Conference Championships held Saturday morning in Rochester, Mich.


Volleyball

Valpo Makes Quick Work of Western Illinois

Valparaiso won its ninth straight home match on Saturday evening, defeating Western Illinois 30-16, 30-14, 30-20 in just 58 minutes at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Women's Cross Country

Crusader Women Third at League Championships

Valparaiso tied its best finish ever at the Mid-Continent Conference Championships on Saturday morning, finishing in third place at the league's annual event held in Rochester, Mich.


Volleyball

Crusaders Struggle, Still Defeat UMKC in Four

Despite struggling early, Valparaiso rebounded from a one-game deficit to defeat UMKC 24-30, 30-23, 30-16, 30-23 on Friday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Men's Soccer

Kangaroos Bounce Valpo 3-1

Brian Garcia scored twice within 25 seconds early in the first half helping to lead UMKC to a 3-1 victory over Valparaiso on Friday afternoon in Kansas City, Mo.


Women's Soccer

Crusaders Suffer 1-0 Setback to Oral Roberts

Oral Roberts struck quickly and the one goal held up as the Golden Eagles defeated Valparaiso 1-0 on Thursday evening at Viking Field in Valparaiso.


Men's Tennis

Dunham-Freer Named Mid-Con Player of the Week for Third Time this Fall

For the third time this fall, Valparaiso University's Ben Dunham-Freer (Fort Thomas, Ky./Highlands H.S.) has been selected as the Mid-Continent Conference's Athlete of the Week.


Men's Soccer

Oleck Named Mid-Con Defensive Player of the Week

Valparaiso University's Jeff Oleck (Indianapolis, Ind./Cathedral H.S.) has been selected as the Mid-Continent Conference Defensive Player of the Week after posting a shutout for the Crusaders on Sunday afternoon.


Men's Soccer

Crusaders Record First Mid-Con Win 2-0 over IUPUI

D.J. Catrow (Springfield, Ohio/Catholic Central H.S.) scored one goal and helped set up another as Valparaiso recorded its first Mid-Continent Conference victory of the season on Sunday afternoon, defeating IUPUI 2-0 at Eastgate Field.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Extends Unbeaten Streak to Six with 2-2 Draw at Drake

Valparaiso extended its unbeaten streak to six with a 2-2 double overtime tie against Drake on Sunday afternoon in Des Moines, Iowa.


Volleyball

Arkansas Ends Valpo's Win Streak at 14

For the first time since September 14, Valparaiso's volleyball team suffered a defeat on Sunday afternoon, falling in five games 30-19, 26-30, 25-30, 32-30, 15-10 to Arkansas in Fayetteville, Ark.


Football

Drake Defeats Valpo In Crusaders' Final Road Game

Connor Jostes threw two touchdown passes and rushed for another to lead Drake to a 37-10 Pioneer Football League victory over Valpo. The Crusaders scored their touchdown on a 5-yard run by Joe Milazzo in the fourth quarter. Andrew McCawley added a 47-yard field goal in the final period.


Volleyball

Valpo Wins 20th Downing Oral Roberts in Five

Valparaiso's 14th straight victory was a thrilling one on Saturday evening as the Crusaders defeated Oral Roberts in five games 25-30, 30-20, 30-21, 29-31, 15-9 in Tulsa, Okla.


Men's Tennis

Crusaders Fall at ITA Regional Championship

Valparaiso's fall tennis season came to a close on Friday evening at the ITA Regional Championships held in Ann Arbor, Mich.


Volleyball

Lucky 13 for Valpo

Valparaiso ran its school record winning streak to 13 on Friday evening as the Crusaders defeated Centenary 30-16, 30-19, 30-16 in Shreveport, La.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Wins Fifth Straight in Storm-Shortened Match

Valparaiso won its fifth straight match on Friday afternoon, picking up a rain-shortened 2-0 victory over Western Illinois in Macomb, Ill.


Men's Tennis

Dunham-Freer Advances at ITA Championships

Valparaiso University's Ben Dunham-Freer (Fort Thomas, Ky./Highlands H.S.) was victorious in the qualifying draw on Thursday evening in his first round singles match at the Wilson/ITA Midwest Regional Championships held in Ann Arbor, Mich., but teammate Nic Kooyers (Holland, Mich./Holland H.S.) fell in his match.


Football

Valpo Plays Final Regular Season Road Game At Drake

Valpo is looking for its first win of the Pioneer Football League season when it travels to Des Moines, Iowa to oppose first-place Drake. The contest is the final road game of the regular season.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Tabbed as Preseason Favorite in Mid-Con; Stangler and Boone Earn Preseason Honors

The defending Mid-Continent Conference Tournament champion Valparaiso Crusaders have been selected to win the regular season in 2004-2005 according to a vote of the conference coaches, sports information directors, and selected media members according the preseason poll that was released on Thursday. Seniors Jenna Stangler (St. Michael, Minn./St. Michael-Albertville H.S.) and Katie Boone (Greenwood, Ind./Center Grove H.S.) were selected to the preseason First and Second Teams respectively as well.


Women's Tennis

Chada Second Straight Crusader Named Athlete of the Week

Valparaiso University's Whitney Chada (Downers Grove, Ill./Downers Grove North H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week after winning three matches last weekend.


Women's Swimming

Valpo Women Picked Fourth in Mid-Con

Valparaiso University's women's swimming and diving team has been selected to finish in fourth place at the Mid-Continent Conference Championships as the conference released the preseason poll on Monday.


Men's Swimming

Crusader Men Tabbed Fourth in Mid-Con

Valparaiso University's men's swimming and diving team has been picked to finish in fourth place at the Mid-Continent Conference Championships according to the preseason poll released on Monday.


Men's Soccer

Penalty Kick in Second Overtime Dooms Valpo

After battling for more than 102 of scoreless soccer, Andrew Ornoch's penalty kick goal in the second overtime period lifted Detroit to a 1-0 victory over Valparaiso on Sunday afternoon at Eastgate Field.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Wins Fourth Straight, Drops IPFW 3-1

Valparaiso ran its winning streak to four matches on Sunday afternoon as the Crusaders defeated IPFW 3-1 in Fort Wayne, Ind.


Women's Swimming

Nelson and Korellis Win Twice as Valpo Downs Butler

Britt Nelson (Cortland, N.Y./Homer H.S.) and Rachel Korellis (Champaign, Ill./Centennial H.S.) won two individual events each and Valparaiso won nine events as a team as the Crusaders defeated Butler 144.5-69.5 in their dual meet opener on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool.


Women's Cross Country

Nunnelly Leads Valpo to Second Place Finish at Evansville

Danielle Nunnelly (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso H.S.) turned in the second fastest five-kilometer time in Valparaiso University history, helping to lead the Crusaders to a second place finish at the Evansville Invitational on Saturday afternoon.


Football

San Diego Defeats Valpo in California

Todd Mortensen passed for three touchdowns and rushed for another as San Diego defeated Valpo 49-14. Valpo (3-5, 0-2 PFL) scored its touchdowns on a 4-yard pass from Dustin Shamburg to Kenny Keil and on a 5-yard run by Jeff Horton.


Men's Cross Country

Valpo Men Fifth at Evansville Invitational

Valparaiso University finished in fifth place in the eight-team field at the Evansville Invitational on Saturday afternoon in Evansville, Ind.


Men's Swimming

Valpo Sinks Butler to Open Dual Season

Valparaiso opened its 2004-2005 dual meet season on Saturday afternoon, defeating Butler 124-74 at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool.


Women's Tennis

Valpo Splits to End Fall Season

Valparaiso split a pair of matches on Saturday as the Crusaders fall season came to a close in Green Bay, Wis. The Brown and Gold defeated Chicago State 4-2 but fell to Wisconsin-Green Bay by the same score.


Volleyball

Valpo Finishes First Half of Mid-Con Play Unbeaten

Valparaiso finished the first half of Mid-Continent Conference action unbeaten as the Crusaders swept Oakland 30-18, 30-23, 33-31 on Friday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center to improve to 18-3 overall and 7-0 in Mid-Con action.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Rallies for Overtime Win against Southern Utah

Amy Miller's (Fort Wayne, Ind./Lakota West H.S., Ohio) goal three minutes into the second overtime capped off Valparaiso's late rally as the Crusaders defeated Southern Utah 2-1 on Friday afternoon at Eastgate Field.


Men's Soccer

Crusader Men Fall at Northern Illinois Friday

Northern Illinois scored goals early in each half as the Huskies went on to defeat Valparaiso 3-0 Friday afternoon in DeKalb, Ill. as the Crusaders ended a seven-match road trip.


Volleyball

Moulton Named Mid-Con Student-Athlete of the Month in September

Valparaiso University's Lauren Moulton (Elgin, Ill./Larkin H.S.) has been named the Co-Women's Student Athlete of the Month by the Mid-Continent Conference for the month of September.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Celebrates Midnight Mayhem Friday Night

Midnight Mayhem at Valparaiso University will be on Friday beginning at 10 p.m. in the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Celebrates Midnight Mayhem Friday Night

Midnight Mayhem at Valparaiso University will be on Friday beginning at 10 p.m. in the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Football

Valpo Travels To San Diego For PFL Tilt

Valpo will head to the west coast to play San Diego on Saturday beginning at 3:30 p.m. CT (1:30 p.m. PT).


Women's Tennis

Danko Named Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week

Valparaiso University's Monika Danko (Northfield, Ill./New Trier H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Athlete of the Week after registering a pair of victories against Olivet Nazarene last week.


Volleyball

Valpo Shoots Down Rockets for School Record 11th Straight Win

Valparaiso jumped out to a fast start on Tuesday evening and quickly defeated Toledo 30-17, 30-20, 30-28 in front of the home fans at the Athletics-Recreation Center, on their way to winning a school record 11th straight match.


Volleyball

Mikos Named Scholar Athlete of the Month by Volleyball Magazine

Valparaiso University's Liz Mikos (Dundee, Ill./Jacobs H.S.) has been named the Scholar Athlete of the Month by Volleyball Magazine in its October, 2004 issue.


Women's Soccer

Murray Named Mid-Con Defensive Player of the Week

Erin Murray (Pleasanton, Calif./Amador Valley H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Defensive Player of the Week after leading Valparaiso to a pair of shutouts over the weekend.


Volleyball

Palash Named Mid-Con's Defensive Player of the Week

Valparaiso University's Amy Palash (Winfield, Ill./Saint Francis H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference's Defensive Player of the Week after leading the Crusaders to a pair of victories last week.


Men's Soccer

Quick Start Leads Valpo Past IPFW

Valparaiso scored twice in the first ten minutes of the match as the Crusaders held on to defeat IPFW 2-1 on Sunday afternoon in Fort Wayne, Ind.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Earns Season's First Mid-Con Win at Oakland

Valparaiso recorded its first Mid-Continent Conference victory of 2004 on Sunday afternoon, defeating Oakland 3-0 in Rochester, Mich.


Men's Tennis

Current Team Downs Alumni in Annual Exhibition Match

After falling to its alumni in two straight seasons, the Valparaiso University men's tennis team defeated its alumni counterparts 10-5 in their annual exhibition match held Saturday on Brown Courts as part of Homecoming Weekend.


Football

Dayton Uses Strong First Half To Defeat Valpo

Marques Warner and Ryan Wrobleski rushed for two touchdowns each to lead Dayton past Valpo 38-7 on Homecoming. Rob Giancola scored the Crusaders' touchdown - a 16-yard pass from Ryan Doerffler - and needs five points to become the school's all-time leading scorer.


Volleyball

Valpo Ties School Mark with 10th Consecutive Win

Valparaiso tied a school record on Saturday evening, winning its tenth consecutive match by defeating Chicago State at home in the Athletics-Recreation Center 30-16, 30-25, 30-28.


Women's Soccer

Swanson's Goal Lifts Valpo to Victory

Allison Swanson's (Naperville, Ill./Neuqua Valley H.S.) goal in the 18th minute proved to be the difference as Valparaiso registered a 1-0 non-conference victory over North Dakota State on a rainy Friday afternoon at Eastgate Field.


Volleyball

Valpo Routs IUPUI for Ninth Straight Win

Valparaiso's volleyball team ran its winning streak to nine in decisive fashion on Friday evening, defeating IUPUI 30-19, 30-17, 30-15 in a match that lasted just 1:18 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Softball

Valpo Softball Concludes Fall Season

Valparaiso's softball team played seven games during its fall campaign, posting a 2-4-1 record over two weekends.


Men's Soccer

Valpo Suffers First Mid-Con Loss at Western

Valparaiso suffered its first Mid-Continent Conference loss of the season on Friday afternoon, dropping a 2-0 match against Western Illinois in Macomb, Ill.


Men's Track & Field

Valpo's Level I School Cancelled, Official's Certification Course to Still be Held

The USATF Level I Coaches' Education School that was scheduled for October 22-24 at Valparaiso University has been cancelled. The Officials' Certification Courses scheduled for Sunday, October 24 at 2:30 p.m. will still be held though.


Women's Track & Field

Valpo's Level I School Cancelled, Official's Certification Course to Still be Held

The USATF Level I Coaches' Education School that was scheduled for October 22-24 at Valparaiso University has been cancelled. The Officials' Certification Courses scheduled for Sunday, October 24 at 2:30 p.m. will still be held though.


Women's Tennis

Valpo Downs Olivet Nazarene Thursday Afternoon

Valparaiso posted its first dual-match victory of the fall season on Thursday afternoon, defeating Olivet Nazarene 7-2 in Bourbonnais, Ill.


Men's Cross Country

Cross Country Schedule Change Sends Crusaders to Evansville Invitational Next Saturday

A change in Valparaiso University's men's and women's cross country schedule for next Saturday, October 16, will see the Crusaders travel to Evansville, Ind. to compete in the Evansville Invitational.


Women's Cross Country

Cross Country Schedule Change Sends Crusaders to Evansville Invitational Next Saturday

A change in Valparaiso University's men's and women's cross country schedule for next Saturday, October 16, will see the Crusaders travel to Evansville, Ind. to compete in the Evansville Invitational.


Men's Tennis

Dunham-Freer Wins Second Straight Mid-Con Athlete of the Week Honor

Valparaiso University's Ben Dunham-Freer (Fort Thomas, Ky./Highlands H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Athlete of the Week in men's tennis for the second straight week.


Football

Valpo Opens PFL North Schedule Against Dayton On Homecoming

Valpo (3-3, 0-0 PFL North) opens Pioneer Football League North Division action on Saturday by hosting Dayton (4-1, 0-0 PFL North) on Homecoming beginning at 1:30 p.m.


Volleyball

Moulton Named Mid-Con Offensive Player of the Week for Second Time

For the second time in as many weeks, Valparaiso University's Lauren Moulton (Elgin, Ill./Larkin H.S.) has been recognized by the Mid-Continent Conference for her play last week.


Men's Soccer

Brighton Honored by Conference Office

Valparaiso University's Jon Brighton (Warner Robins, Ga./Houston County H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference co-Offensive Player of the Week following the Crusaders' double-overtime tie at Centenary on Saturday.


Women's Soccer

Mean Green Down Valpo 7-1 on Sunday

Five first half goals were more than enough for North Texas, as the Mean Green defeated Valparaiso 7-1 on Sunday afternoon in Denton, Texas.


Men's Tennis

Valpo Sweeps Cleveland State

Valparaiso closed out the dual match portion of its fall schedule on Sunday afternoon with a 7-0 sweep of Cleveland State at Brown Courts.


Women's Cross Country

Popp Leads Valpo at Loyola Lakefront Invitational

Valparaiso finished in 23rd place at the Loyola Lakefront Invitational on Saturday afternoon in Chicago, Ill.


Men's Soccer

Valpo Plays to Second Straight Conference Tie

Valparaiso tied its second straight Mid-Continent Conference match on Saturday evening as the Crusaders tied Centenary 2-2 in double-overtime in Shreveport, La.


Volleyball

Valpo Wins Eighth Straight Defeating UMKC in Four

Valparaiso won its eighth straight victory on Saturday evening as the Crusaders rallied from a game one loss to defeat UMKC 25-30, 30-19, 30-19, 30-17 in Kansas City, Mo.


Football

Valpo's Fourth-Quarter Comeback Falls Short At Morehead State

Morehead State scored 23 points off turnovers as the Eagles defeated Valpo 29-23. Valpo scored 16 fourth-quarter points to pull within six with over three minutes left. The Crusaders (3-3) scored their touchdowns on a 2-yard pass from Dustin Shamburg to Matt Van Daele, a 2-yard pass from Ryan Doerffler to Jeff Horton, and a 13-yard pass from Doerffler to Kevin Knutson.


Men's Cross Country

Piaskowy Leads the Way for Valpo at Notre Dame Invitational

Adam Piaskowy (Crete, Ill./Crete-Monee H.S.) led Valparaiso with a 79th place finish overall on Friday afternoon, as the Crusaders finished 24th as a team in the Gold Race of the Notre Dame Invitational held in Notre Dame, Ind.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Drops 1-0 Decision at Centenary

Rebecca Swilley scored 15 minutes into the match and that proved to be the lone goal of the match as Centenary defeated Valparaiso 1-0 on Friday evening in Shreveport, La.


Women's Cross Country

Valpo Finishes Fifth in Notre Dame Invitational Gold Race

Led by Rachel Button's (Farmington Hills, Mich./Farmington H.S.) 19th place finish overall, the Valparaiso University women's cross country team finished in fifth place in the Gold Race of the Notre Dame Invitational held in Notre Dame, Ind. on Friday afternoon.


Volleyball

Valpo Lone Unbeaten in Mid-Con Play after Win at Western Ililinois

Valparaiso became the lone remaining undefeated team in Mid-Continent Conference action on Friday evening as the Crusaders recorded a 30-22, 30-27, 30-20 win over Western Illinois in Macomb, Ill.


Men's Swimming

Valpo Opens Season with Fifth Place Finish at Dennis Stark Relays

Valparaiso's men's swimming and diving team opened its 2004-2005 season on Friday evening finishing fifth at the Dennis Stark Relays held in Notre Dame, Ind.


Men's Tennis

Valpo Rally Falls Short Against Wisconsin-Green Bay

Valparaiso tried to rally from an early deficit while fighting off daylight but fell just short on Friday afternoon as the Crusaders dropped a 4-3 decision to Wisconsin-Green Bay at Brown Courts.


Women's Swimming

Valpo Women Fourth of Eight at Dennis Stark Relays

Valparaiso's women's swimming and diving team finished in fourth place out of eight schools on Friday evening at the Dennis Stark Relays, the season opener for the Crusaders held in Notre Dame, Ind.


Football

Valpo Travels To Morehead State In Rematch Of PFL Title Game

Memories of last year's Pioneer Football League title game will be present when Valpo (3-2) travels to play at Morehead State (1-3) on Saturday at 1 p.m. ET (noon CT).


Men's Tennis

Dunham-Freer Earns Mid-Con Honors

Valparaiso University's Ben Dunham-Freer (Fort Thomas, Ky./Highlands H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Athlete of the Week following a stellar performance at last weekend's Bradley Invitational.


Volleyball

Valpo Rallies to Down DePaul in Five

Valparaiso rallied from a two game to one deficit to defeat DePaul 27-30, 30-19, 21-30, 30-20, 15-3 on Wednesday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center, extending the Crusaders winning streak to six straight matches.


Volleyball

Moulton Named Mid-Con Offensive Player of the Week

Valparaiso University's Lauren Moulton (Elgin, Ill./Larkin H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Offensive Player of the Week after helping the Crusaders to victories over Oral Roberts and Centenary last week.


Women's Soccer

Bartels Earns Accolades from Mid-Con

Valparaiso University's Jen Bartels (Muskegon, Mich./Mona Shores H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Offensive Player of the Week following the Crusaders' 6-1 victory over Cleveland State on Sunday.


Women's Tennis

Scala Wins at Evansville; Crusaders in Three other Finals

Christina Scala (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South H.S.) won the fourth flight of singles while Kate Evangelist (Glen Ellyn, Ill./Glenbard West H.S.) advanced to the finals in the fifth flight at the Evansville Invitational held this weekend in Evansville, Ind.


Women's Soccer

Valparaiso Routs Cleveland State 6-1

Jen Bartels (Muskegon, Mich./Mona Shores H.S.) tied a single-match school record with three assists and six different Crusaders scored as Valparaiso downed Cleveland State 6-1 on Sunday afternoon at Eastgate Field.


Men's Soccer

Valpo Falls at Southwest Missouri State 5-1

Four unanswered goals helped to lead Southwest Missouri State to a 5-1 victory over Valparaiso on Sunday afternoon in Springfield, Mo.


Men's Tennis

Valpo Men Find Success at Bradley Invitational

Valparaiso's men's tennis team saw a great deal of success in a modified team format over the weekend at the Bradley Invitational held in Peoria, Ill.


Volleyball

Valpo Sweeps Centenary in Mid-Con Play

All 14 Crusaders saw action on Saturday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center as Valparaiso defeated Centenary 30-11, 30-13, 30-19.


Football

Valpo Wins Wild Scoring Affair Against Jacksonville

Jeff Horton rushed for a career-high 125 yards and one touchdown and Dustin Shamburg tossed two touchdown passes to Kevin Knutson as Valpo (3-2) defeated Jacksonville 54-38.


Men's Soccer

Drury Shuts Out Valpo 2-0 on Friday Night

A pair of second half goals lifted Drury to a 2-0 shutout victory over Valparaiso on Friday evening in Springfield, Mo.


Volleyball

Valpo Throws Block Party in Win over Oral Roberts

Valparaiso registered 20 blocks, one shy of the school record for blocks in a four-game match, as the Crusaders defeated the Mid-Continent Conference preseason favorite, Oral Roberts, 30-23, 30-22, 29-31, 30-26 on Friday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Football

Valpo Looks To Rebound At Home Against Jacksonville Saturday

On Saturday, Valpo looks to get back into the win column when it hosts Jacksonville at noon.


Men's Basketball

Valparaiso to Host Duke at United Center

Valparaiso and Duke will meet in a men's basketball game on December 4 at 1 p.m. at the United Center in Chicago, it was announced today by Valparaiso Director of Athletics Mark LaBarbera and head coach Homer Drew.


Men's Tennis

Valpo Opens Season With Top Performances at the Ball State Fall Invitational

Valparaiso University's men's tennis team opened its 2004 fall season over the weekend at the Ball State Fall Invitational and turned in some outstanding performances in Muncie, Ind.


Football

Blahowicz Named PFL Special Teams Player of the Week

Valparaiso University punter Joe Blahowicz was selected as the Pioneer Football League Special Teams Player of the Week.


Volleyball

Bova Named MVP, Chism Earns All-Tourney Honors at Billiken Invitational

Valparaiso University's Katie Bova (Milwaukee, Wis./Divine Savior Holy Angels H.S.) was named the Most Valuable Player at this past weekend's Billiken Invitational in Saint Louis, Mo. while Alex Chism (Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills Central H.S.) also earned All-Tournament Team accolades.


Women's Soccer

IUPUI Shuts Out Valpo in Mid-Con Opener

IUPUI came into Eastgate Field on Sunday afternoon and defeated Valparaiso 2-0 in the Mid-Continent Conference opener for each school.


Men's Soccer

Valpo Erupts for Four Goals in Rout of Xavier

Valparaiso scored four goals for the first time since 2001, including three in the second half, as the Crusaders defeated Xavier (Ohio) 4-1 on Sunday afternoon in Cincinnati, Ohio.


Volleyball

Valpo Defeats Saint Louis for Second Straight Day

Paced by five players that reached double-figures in kills, Valparaiso defeated Saint Louis 30-24, 19-30, 30-22, 30-24 on Saturday morning at the Billiken Invitational.


Football

Valpo Falls To Saint Francis (PA) In Heartbreaker

Anthony Doria completed a 1-yard touchdown pass to Luke Palko with two seconds left in the fourth quarter as Saint Francis (PA) defeated Valpo 17-13. Kevin Knutson caught a 61-yard touchdown pass from Joe Milazzo and Saladine Washington ran for a 1-yard score for Valpo (2-2).


Volleyball

Crusaders Complete Sweep at Billiken Invitational

Valparaiso pulled out a tight victory in five games against North Texas on Saturday afternoon to win all three matches of the Billiken Invitational held in Saint Louis, Mo.


Women's Soccer

Holley Sets Assist Record in Shutout

Valparaiso University's Lindsay Holley (Waldorf, Md./Westlake H.S.) set a new Crusaders' career assist mark helping to lead the Brown and Gold to a 3-0 victory over Indiana State at Eastgate Field on Friday.


Volleyball

Valpo Downs Saint Louis in Three

Jessi Novak's 13 kills paced Valparaiso as the Crusaders defeated the host Saint Louis Billikens 3-0 at the Billiken Invitational. Valpo won the match 30-23, 30-20, 32-30.


Men's Soccer

Valpo Men Shutout by Butler

Butler scored just over 11 minutes into the match and added an insurance goal in the second half as the Bulldogs defeated Valparaiso 2-0 on Friday afternoon at Eastgate Field.


Men's Cross Country

Valpo Seventh at Indiana Intercollegiates

Valparaiso University's men's cross country team finished in seventh place in Division I at the Indiana Intercollegiate Championships held on Friday in West Lafayette, Ind.


Women's Cross Country

Crusader Women Finish Fifth at Indiana Intercollegiates Friday

Valparaiso's women's cross country team ran its way to a fifth place finish on Friday afternoon at the Indiana Intercollegiate Championships Division I race held West Lafayette, Ind.


Football

Valpo Takes Two-Game Win Streak On The Road vs. Saint Francis (PA)

Following two straight victories at home, Valpo (2-1) travels to play Saint Francis (PA) on Saturday at 1 p.m. ET (noon CT). The Crusaders are coming off a 24-14 win over Austin Peay last Saturday.


Volleyball

Valpo Falls in Four at Purdue

Valparaiso saw its perfect record against Indiana schools come to an end on Tuesday evening as the Crusaders dropped a 30-16, 30-17, 28-30, 30-26 match to Purdue in West Lafayette, Ind.


Volleyball

Mikos Earns Mid-Con Defensive Player of the Week Honors

Valparaiso University's Liz Mikos (Dundee, Ill./Jacobs H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week after leading the Crusaders to three victories last week.


Volleyball

Mikos Sets Single Match Block Record in Win

Valparaiso hit an impressive .313 for the match on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders defeated Indiana State easily by scores of 30-18, 30-27, and 30-19 at the Kentucky Conference Challenge in Lexington, Ky.


Football

Valpo Defeats Austin Peay For Second Straight Win

Joe Milazzo rushed for one touchdown and passed for another as Valpo (2-1) used a 10-point third quarter to defeat Austin Peay 24-14.


Volleyball

Valpo Defeats Hofstra in Four

Three players recorded double-doubles Saturday morning as Valparaiso defeated Hofstra 31-29, 30-24, 29-31, 30-24 at the Kentucky Conference Challenge held in Lexington, Ky.


Men's Cross Country

Piaskowy Leads the Way for Valpo at Crusader Invite

Senior Adam Piaskowy (Crete, Ill./Crete-Monee H.S.) led the way for Valparaiso with a ninth place finish as the Crusaders finished in fourth place at the Crusader Invitational held on Friday evening at Sunset Hills Farm.


Men's Soccer

Valpo and Oral Roberts Battle to Scoreless Draw in Mid-Con Opener

Jeff Oleck (Indianapolis, Ind./Cathedral H.S.) made seven saves in notching his eighth career shutout as Valparaiso and Oral Roberts battled to a scoreless double-overtime draw on Friday evening at Eastgate Field in the Mid-Continent Conference opener for each squad.


Women's Soccer

Valpo and Toledo Battle to 1-1 Tie

Kelly Faulkner's (Plymouth, Minn./Maple Grove H.S.) first goal of the season came with 2:54 remaining in regulation to help Valparaiso forge a 1-1 double-overtime tie with Toledo on Friday evening in Toledo, Ohio.


Football

Valpo Entertains Austin Peay Saturday After Last Week's Shutout

Valpo (1-1) will play its second consecutive home game on Saturday against Austin Peay (0-1) beginning at noon.


Volleyball

Valpo Falls at Kentucky on Friday Night

Valparaiso dropped a 3-1 (30-27, 26-30, 30-27, 30-28) decision to Kentucky on Friday evening in a tight match at the Kentucky Conference Challenge held in Lexington, Ky.


Women's Cross Country

Valpo Fourth at Crusader Invitational

Valparaiso earned a fourth place finish on Friday evening at its annual Crusader Invitational held at Sunset Hills Farm.


Men's Basketball

Valpo To Participate In ESPN's 2005 Bracket Buster Feb. 19

Valpo, the defending Mid-Continent Conference Champion, has been named to the pool of 64 teams to participate in ESPN's 2005 Bracket Buster on Sat., Feb. 19. The Crusaders, who will play as a road team in the event, will learn their opponent no later than Feb. 3.


Men's Soccer

Short-Handed Crusaders Defeat Saint Joseph's

Despite playing a man short for nearly 60 minutes, Valparaiso scored its first victory of the season on Tuesday afternoon, defeating Saint Joseph's (Ind.) 2-1 at Eastgate Field.


Volleyball

Valpo Volleyball Upsets Notre Dame

Valparaiso pulled off one of its biggest upsets in school history on Tuesday evening, defeating Notre Dame 26-30, 30-24, 30-26, 24-30, 15-12 at the Joyce Center.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Women Release 2004-2005 Basketball Schedule

Valparaiso University's women's basketball team is set to play in several tournaments, including the Valparaiso University State Farm Classic, and will host Notre Dame this season as the Crusaders released their 2004-2005 schedule on Monday.


Men's Basketball

Valpo's 2004-05 Men's Basketball Schedule Highlighted By Games With Duke, Illinois & Cincinnati

The 2004-05 Valparaiso University men's basketball schedule includes games against national powers Duke, Cincinnati and Illinois.


Football

Valpo's Sturman Named PFL Defensive Player of the Week

Valparaiso University's Brandon Sturman was selected as the Pioneer Football League Defensive Player of the Week following his performance in the Crusaders' 41-0 victory over Wisconsin Lutheran Saturday.


Women's Soccer

Late Goal Gives Murray State 1-0 Win over Valpo

Sara Struve scored off of a corner kick with 11:32 remaining in the match to lift Murray State to a 1-0 victory over Valparaiso on Sunday afternoon in Murray, Ky.


Men's Soccer

Stacy's Goal Helps Valpo Tie DePaul

Jeremy Stacy (Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills Central H.S.) scored with less than four minutes to play in regulation to help Valparaiso earn a 1-1 double overtime tie with DePaul on Sunday in Chicago.


Volleyball

Valpo Sweeps Albany Saturday Morning

The Valparaiso volleyball team won its second straight match at the Ball State Classic on Saturday morning as the Crusaders defeated Albany in three games 30-21, 30-22, 33-31 in Muncie, Ind.


Volleyball

Valpo Wins Ball State Classic

Valparaiso won the 2004 Ball State Classic on Saturday evening, defeating the host Cardinals 30-27, 30-20, 30-24 to win all three matches in Muncie, Ind.


Men's Soccer

Men's Soccer vs. Saint Joseph's Postponed

Valparaiso University's men's soccer match scheduled for Friday evening against Saint Joseph's (Ind.) has been postponed. The two schools will look to reschedule the match at a later date.


Women's Soccer

Three Second Half Goals Lift Valpo to Comeback Victory

Valparaiso scored three times in the second half to erase a 3-1 deficit and defeat Evansville on the road 4-3 Friday evening.


Volleyball

Valpo Downs Southeast Missouri State in Three

Valparaiso University recorded its first victory of the season on Friday afternoon, defeating Southeast Missouri State 33-31, 30-21, 30-22 in the first match of the Ball State Classic in Muncie, Ind.


Men's Track & Field

Valpo to Host Level I Coaching School and Officials Clinic

Valparaiso University will hold a USA Track and Field Level I Coaching School from October 22-24 and a USATF Officials Certification Course on Sunday, October 24 from 2:30-3:30 p.m.


Women's Track & Field

Valpo to Host Level I Coaching School and Officials Clinic

Valparaiso University will hold a USA Track and Field Level I Coaching School from October 22-24 and a USATF Officials Certification Course on Sunday, October 24 from 2:30-3:30 p.m.


Men's Soccer

Crusaders Fall 4-2 in Opener to Oregon State

Despite taking a brief 2-1 lead late in the first half, Valparaiso dropped its season opener 4-2 to Oregon State on Wednesday evening at Eastgate Field.


Volleyball

Michigan Tops Valpo in Three in Season Opener

Valparaiso fought off three match points late in game three, but it was not enough as Michigan defeated the Crusaders 30-24, 30-20, 35-33 before 1,029 fans at the Athletics-Recreation Center in the season opener for both teams on Wednesday evenings.


Football

Valpo Hosts Wisconsin Lutheran Saturday In Home Opener

The Crusaders begin a six-game home slate on Saturday by hosting Wisconsin Lutheran at 1 p.m.


Women's Tennis

Valpo Women Release Fall Tennis Schedule

Valparaiso University women's tennis coach Tim Maluga has announced his 2004 fall schedule.


Volleyball

Crusaders Look to Continue Success and Defend Mid-Con Title in 2004

Coming off of a magical 2003 volleyball season, the Valparaiso University Crusaders head into 2004 looking to repeat the success of a year ago. The defending Mid-Continent Conference champions are coming off of their first NCAA Tournament appearance in school history, and look to remain at the top of the league's standings.


Women's Soccer

Paul's Hat Trick Leads Loyola Past Valpo

Stephanie Paul scored three times, including twice during a 1:06 span as Loyola (Ill.) defeated Valparaiso 5-1 on Sunday afternoon at a soggy Eastgate Field.


Football

Valpo Falls To North Dakota State In Season Opener

Kyle Steffes rushed for 175 yards and four touchdowns on 13 carries as North Dakota State defeated Valpo 52-0 in the season opener.


Women's Soccer

Last Minute Goal Lifts Illinois State Past Valpo in Season Opener

Joyce Kleinheine redirected a restart into the back of the goal with 58 seconds remaining in regulation to lift Illinois State to a 2-1 victory over Valparaiso on Friday afternoon in Bloomington, Ill.


Men's Soccer

Valpo Downs Loyola in Preseason Action

Tim Bowington (Odessa, Texas/Permian H.S.) and Owen Hoyt (Spring Grove, Ill./Prairie Ridge H.S.) each found the back of the net as Valparaiso defeated Loyola (Ill.) 2-0 on Friday afternoon in exhibition action in Chicago.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Women's Hoops Ranks 6th in the Nation in Team GPA

For the sixth straight season Valparaiso University's women's basketball team has been ranked in the top-25 among the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Academic Honor Roll. The Crusaders ranked sixth in the country in team grade point average for the 2003-2004 school year, marking the third straight season the Crusaders have been ranked in the top-ten.


Football

Valpo Opens 84th Season Saturday At North Dakota State

After a storybook 2003 Pioneer Football League Championship season, the Valparaiso University football team plays its season opener on Saturday at North Dakota State in Fargo. Kickoff is 6 p.m. at NDSU's Fargodome.


Men's Soccer

Giannini Joins Valpo Soccer Staff

Valparaiso University men's soccer coach Mis' Mrak has announced that Roberto Giannini has joined the Crusaders' coaching staff this season as an assistant coach.


Women's Basketball

Turpa Joins Women's Basketball Staff; McCombs and Roudebush Earn Promotions

Valparaiso University women's basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced that Renee' Turpa has joined the staff as the director of basketball operations, while Caroline McCombs has been promoted to associate head coach and Erika Roudebush has been moved to an assistant coach.


Women's Basketball

Valparaiso University to Host 10th Annual Coaches' Clinic Sept. 17-18

Valparaiso University will be holding its tenth annual Fall Coaches' Clinic on Friday and Saturday, September 17-18.


Volleyball

Valpo Volleyball Picked Second in Mid-Con

Valparaiso University's volleyball team has been picked to finish second in the Mid-Continent Conference this season according to the preseason poll conducted of the league's head coaches.


Men's Soccer

Valpo-Western Michigan Exhibition Match Postponed

Wednesday afternoon's exhibition men's soccer match has been postponed due to thunderstorms. It is not known at this time if the match will be made up.


Men's Soccer

Crusaders Selected Fifth in Men's Soccer Race

Valparaiso's men's soccer team has been picked to finish in fifth place in the Mid-Continent Conference in 2004 according to the preseason poll selected by the league's head coaches.


Men's Soccer

Valpo Looks for Breakout

As the Valparaiso University men's soccer team opens its 2004 season, the Crusaders will look to put the ball in the net more than they were able to during the 2003 campaign.


Men's Cross Country

Valpo Picked Fourth in Men's Cross Country

Valparaiso University's men's cross country team has been selected to finish fourth in the Mid-Continent Conference this season at the annual league championships according to the preseason poll voted upon by the conference's head coaches.


Women's Cross Country

Valpo Women Tabbed Fourth in Cross Country

Valparaiso University's women's cross country team has been selected to finish fourth at the annual Mid-Continent Conference Cross Country Championships according to the preseason poll conducted by the league's head coaches.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Ends Exhibition Play with 2-0 at DePauw

Valparaiso University's women's soccer team ended its 2004 exhibition season on Sunday afternoon with a 2-0 victory over DePauw in Greencastle, Ind.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Tabbed Fourth in Mid-Con Preseason Poll

Valparaiso University's women's soccer team has been picked to finish fourth in the Mid-Continent Conference for the 2004 season according to the preseason poll as selected by the league's head coaches.


Women's Soccer

Derksen Scores Twice in Exhibition Win

Freshman Brittany Derksen (Chugiak, Alaska/Chugiak H.S.) scored twice off of the bench helping lift Valparaiso to a 4-0 exhibition victory over Saint Joseph's (Ind.) on Thursday afternoon at Eastgate Field.


Women's Soccer

Crusaders Look to Rebound in 2004

After a disappointing 2003 season in which Valparaiso University failed to qualify for the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament for the first time since 2000, the Crusaders will look to reverse their fortunes as the 2004 campaign begins.


Women's Soccer

Thursday's Exhibition Moved to 4 p.m.

Thursday's women's soccer exhibition match between Valparaiso and Saint Joseph's (Ind.) has been moved to 4 p.m.


Men's Basketball

Tonagel Named Valpo's Director of Basketball Operations

Valparaiso University men's basketball coach Homer Drew announced the appointment of Greg Tonagel as director of basketball operations. Tonagel succeeds Jason Hawkins, who was named head men's basketball coach at Calumet College at St. Joseph's.


Volleyball

Valpo Volleyball Recognized by AVCA

Valparaiso University's volleyball team was one of just 46 NCAA Division I programs to receive the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award for the 2003-2004 season.


Football

Valpo's Football Game Sept. 4 Against Wisconsin Lutheran Switched To Home Game

Valparaiso University football will host Wisconsin Lutheran on Sept. 4 beginning at 1 p.m. The game was originally scheduled to be played at Wisconsin Lutheran's stadium in Milwaukee, but the new facility will not be completed by the date of the contest.


Men's Swimming

Valpo Swimmers to Compete at Home Five Times in 2004-2005

Five home meets and several invitationals highlight Valparaiso University's 2004-2005 swimming and diving schedule.


Women's Swimming

Valpo Swimmers to Compete at Home Five Times in 2004-2005

Five home meets and several invitationals highlight Valparaiso University's 2004-2005 swimming and diving schedule.


Volleyball

Valpo Volleyball Announces 2004 Schedule

Valparaiso University's volleyball team, fresh off of the school's first-ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament, will take to the court 31 times during the 2004 season as the Crusaders have announced their fall schedule.


Men's Cross Country

Valpo Runners to Compete over Six Weekends in 2004

Valparaiso University's men's and women's cross country teams will compete over six weekends, including the season-opening Crusader Invitational, as the 2004 schedule was released on Thursday.


Women's Cross Country

Valpo Runners to Compete over Six Weekends in 2004

Valparaiso University's men's and women's cross country teams will compete over six weekends, including the season-opening Crusader Invitational, as the 2004 schedule was released on Thursday.


Men's Tennis

Men's Fall Tennis Schedule Set

A pair of home dual matches and several tournaments comprise Valparaiso University's 2004 fall men's tennis schedule which was released on Monday.


Men's Soccer

Crusader Men Open with Four of First Five at Home

Valparaiso University's men's soccer team will play four of its first five matches at home as the Crusaders released their 2004 schedule on Thursday.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Announces 2004 Women's Soccer Schedule

Valparaiso University's 2004 women's soccer schedule will feature eight home matches, including the final two contests of the regular season, as the Crusaders released their fall slate of games on Wednesday.