Athletics

Valparaiso University Officially Joins Horizon League

Valparaiso University officially joined the Horizon League on Sunday, becoming the 10th member school of the Indianapolis-based league.


Athletics

Valpo Places 118 Student-Athletes on Winter/Spring Mid-Con All-Academic Team

Valparaiso University placed 118 student-athletes on the Mid-Continent Conference Winter/Spring Academic All-Conference Teams in the sports of baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, softball, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, men’s and women’s tennis, and men’s and women’s track and field.


Athletics

Valpo Places 118 Student-Athletes on Winter/Spring Mid-Con All-Academic Team

Valparaiso University placed 118 student-athletes on the Mid-Continent Conference Winter/Spring Academic All-Conference Teams in the sports of baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, softball, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, men’s and women’s tennis, and men’s and women’s track and field.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Women to Face Rigorous Schedule in First Horizon League Season

Valparaiso's women's basketball team will play 10 of its 29 regular season games this season against teams that participated in postseason play last year as head coach Keith Freeman released his 2007-2008 schedule.


Baseball

Valpo's Cawiezell Selected in 40th Round of MLB Draft

Junior Dallas Cawiezell (Long Grove, Iowa/North Scott) was selected Friday by the Cleveland Indians in the 40th round of the 2007 Major League Baseball amateur draft.


Women's Track & Field

Rolf Earns Academic All-District Accolades

Valparaiso University's Laura Rolf (Rochester, Mich./Lutheran Northwest) has been named to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District V Second Team, as announced today by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).


Women's Basketball

Abby Scharlow Named New Crusader Hoops Assistant, Kirby and Baugher Earn Promotions

Valparaiso University head women's basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced the hiring of Abby Scharlow as an assistant coach for the Crusader program.


Men's Swimming

Four Home Meets Highlight Valpo's 2007-2008 Swimming and Diving Schedule

Four home contests, including a visit from Big Ten foe Michigan State, highlight Valparaiso University's 2007-2008 swimming and diving schedule which has been released by head coach Bryan Morrison.


Football

Valpo Football Adds Two More to Recruiting Class

Valparaiso head coach Stacy Adams has announced the addition of two more student-athletes to his 2007 recruiting class.


Baseball

Cawiezell and Rodeghero Named to Mid-Con Tournament Team

Valparaiso University's Dallas Cawiezell (Long Grove, Iowa/North Scott H.S.) and Zach Rodeghero (New Lenox, Ill./Providence Catholic H.S.) have been named to the Mid-Continent Conference All-Tournament Team following this past weekend's league champsionships.


Women's Track & Field

Billstrom Finishes 14th at NCAA Regional

Crusader senior Ashley Billstrom (Hales Corners, Wis./Whitnall) concluded her outstanding career Saturday evening at the NCAA Mideast Regional in Columbia, Mo., placing 14th in the 3,000m steeplechase with a time of 10:47.16.


Baseball

Valpo Sees Season Come to an End at Mid-Con Tournament

Valparaiso saw its 2007 season come to a close on Friday afternoon at the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament in Macomb, Ill., dropping a pair of contests. In the opener, the Crusaders fell 4-2 to Oral Roberts before Centenary eliminated the Crusaders by the score of 6-1.


Women's Track & Field

Lane Competes at NCAA Mideast Regional

Lakisha Lane (Topeka, Kan./Highland Park) competed in the preliminary round of the 400m hurdles Friday evening at the NCAA Mideast Regional in Columbia, Mo., finishing her heat in 1:07.81.


Men's Track & Field

Bartholomew Concludes Season at NCAA Regional

Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township) concluded his 2007 outdoor campaign Friday at the NCAA Mideast Regional, finishing 21st out of 35 of the region's elite competitors in the hammer throw.


Baseball

Valpo Rallies in Ninth to Defeat Western Illinois in Mid-Con Tournament First Round

Trailing by six with two innings to play and by four with one out in the ninth, Valparaiso rallied with a monumental comeback, scoring seven times in the final inning, to defeat Western Illinois 13-10 on Thursday afternoon at Alfred D. Boyer Field in Macomb, Ill. in the opening round of the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament.


Baseball

Four Crusaders Earn Second Team All Mid-Con Honors

Valparaiso University had four players earn Second Team All Mid-Continent Conference accolades when the league handed out its annual postseason awards on Wednesday evening.


Women's Basketball

Rietema Recipient of NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

Valparaiso University's Betsy Rietema (Grand Rapids, Mich./Christian H.S.) has been named one of 29 recipients of a NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship for the winter sports season.


Football

Valpo Announces 39 Members of 2007 Football Class

Valparaiso University head coach Stacy Adams has announced the addition of 39 freshmen that will join the Crusader football program in the fall as members of the 2007 recruiting class. Offensively, Adams has brought in 19 new players with 18 players coming in on the defensive side of the ball. Two kickers round out the recruiting class.


Baseball

Valpo Set for 2007 Mid-Con Tournament

Valparaiso heads to the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament for the first time since 2003 as the Crusaders face second seeded Western Illinois (31-24, 11-9 Mid-Con) on Thursday afternoon at 3 p.m. in the opening round.


Men's Tennis

Valpo to Offer Junior Tennis Day Camp This June

Valparaiso University will be hosting a pair of Junior Tennis Day Camps this June for children ages 7-17 at the Valparaiso University Tennis Complex.


Baseball

Valpo to Face Western Illinois Thursday in Mid-Con Tournament

Valparaiso will battle Mid-Continent Conference Tournament host Western Illinois on Thursday afternoon at 3 p.m. in the Crusaders' first appearance in the league championships since 2003.


Baseball

Valpo Bats Beat Rain to Finish Sweep of Thunderbirds

Valparaiso erupted for six runs in the second inning to beat the rain that came and called the game after four-and-a-half innings, but the Crusaders defeated Southern Utah 7-1 to wrap up a sweep of the Thunderbirds at Emory G. Bauer Field on Sunday morning to close out the 2007 regular season.


Baseball

Valpo Wins Two to Earn Mid-Con Tourney Berth

A bases loaded balk in the opener and a two-run first inning triple by Dan DeBruin (Combined Locks, Wis./Kimberly H.S.) in the first inning of game two helped propel Valparaiso to a doubleheader sweep of Southern Utah 3-2 in 10 innings and 4-2 on Saturday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field, clinching the Crusaders first Mid-Continent Conference Tournament berth since 2003.


Baseball

Valpo Wins Game One of Weekend Series with Southern Utah

Valparaiso scored three runs in the seventh and added three more in the eighth inning to come from behind and defeat Southern Utah 8-3 on Friday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field to open up a key four-game Mid-Continent Conference series.


Women's Soccer

10 Home Matches Slated for Valpo's First Season in Horizon League

Valparaiso's first women's soccer season as a member of the Horizon League will be highlighted by 10 home matches, the most for the Crusaders since 1998, as head coach Stephen Anthony has released his 2007 campaign.


Baseball

Valpo Wraps Up Regular Season Against Southern Utah with Mid-Con Tournament Berth on the Line

Valparaiso wraps up the 2007 regular season at Emory G. Bauer Field this weekend with a key Mid-Continent Conference four-game series against Southern Utah. Both schools are currently among a three-way tie for third place in the league standings, with the top four teams qualifying for next week's Mid-Con Tournament.


Men's Soccer

18 Newcomers to Join Crusader Program

Valparaiso men's soccer head coach Mike Avery announced today that two transfers and 16 incoming freshmen will join the Crusader program for the 2007 season.


Baseball

Purdue Defeats Valpo 7-2

Valparaiso wrapped up its non-conference portion of the 2007 schedule on Wednesday afternoon dropping a 7-2 decision to Purdue at Emory G. Bauer Field.


Baseball

Rain Interrupts Valpo-Indiana Game

A severe thunderstorm that rolled through Valparaiso on Tuesday afternoon cancelled the Crusaders' game with Indiana just two batters into the contest at Emory G. Bauer Field.


Men's Soccer

Crusaders Announce 2007 Schedule

A game September 16 against Loyola (Chicago) at Toyota Park in Chicago highlights the 2007 Valpo men's soccer schedule, released today by head coach Mike Avery.


Baseball

Valpo Set to Begin Six Game Homestand against Indiana and Purdue This Week

Valparaiso will step out of Mid-Continent Conference play for the final time during the 2007 regular season as the Crusaders entertain a pair of Big Ten foes at Emory G. Bauer Field this week. Indiana will pay a visit to Valparaiso on Tuesday while Purdue comes to town on Wednesday.


Women's Track & Field

Six Crusaders Earn Mid-Con Honors

After finishing in third place at the 2007 Mid-Continent Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships, the best finish in program history, the Crusader women's track and field squad had six athletes named to the All-Conference team, led by 2007 Outdoor Newcomer of the Year Lakisha Lane (Topeka, Kan./Highland Park).


Men's Track & Field

Bartholomew Receives All-Conference Honors

Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township) has been named to the Mid-Continent Conference Outdoor Track and Field All-Conference Team after recording two podium finishes at the outdoor championship meet.


Baseball

Oakland Wins Series Finale against Valpo

Oakland utilized a five-run opening inning to push the Golden Grizzlies past Valparaiso 6-4 on Sunday afternoon in Rochester, Mich. in the final game of a four-game Mid-Continent Conference weekend series.


Men's Track & Field

Crusaders Finish Fifth at Mid-Con Championships

Valparaiso closed out competition at the 2007 Mid-Continent Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships Saturday in Kansas City, Mo., finishing the meet in fifth place. Philip Lohrmann (Battle Ground, Wash./Battle Ground [Clark C.C.]) and Brett Maynard (Pawcatuck, Conn./Stonington) each registered fourth-place finishes on the final day to lead the Crusaders.


Baseball

Valpo Drops Two at Oakland

Oakland pitching limited Valparaiso to just one run over two games on Saturday afternoon, sweeping a doubleheader against the Crusaders 7-1 and 4-0 in Rochester, Mich.


Women's Track & Field

Valpo Finishes Third at Mid-Con Championships; Lane Named Newcomer of the Year

Valparaiso edged UMKC by one point Saturday for third place at the 2007 Mid-Continent Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Kansas City, Mo. The third-place finish is the best ever by a Crusader women's squad at the outdoor championship meet. Leading the way Saturday was freshman Lakisha Lane (Topeka, Kan./Highland Park), who earned Mid-Con Newcomer of the Year honors after winning the 400m hurdles.


Baseball

Crusaders Rally for Victory at Oakland

Valparaiso rallied from a three-run deficit with five runs in the seventh on the way to a 10-7 victory over Oakland on Friday afternoon in Rochester, Mich. in Mid-Continent Conference action.


Men's Track & Field

Bartholomew Medals Again to Lead Crusaders

For the second straight day, Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township) posted a podium finish, coming in second place in the discus throw to lead Valparaiso on the second day of competition at the 2007 Mid-Continent Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Kansas City, Mo.


Women's Track & Field

Body Breaks Two School Records; Billstrom Wins Steeplechase

Ashley Billstrom (Hales Corners, Wis./Whitnall) took home the gold medal in the 3,000m steeplechase for the second consecutive year, while Amanda Body (Harlan, Ky./Harlan) set two new school records in the sprints Friday as Valpo competed on the second day of the three-day 2007 Mid-Continent Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Kansas City, Mo.


Women's Track & Field

Crusaders Kick Off Mid-Con Outdoor Championship

Rachael Button's (Farmington, Mich./Farmington) third-place finish in the 10,000m run led Valparaiso on its first day of competition at the 2007 Mid-Continent Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Kansas City, Mo.


Baseball

Valpo Heads to Oakland for Four-Game Weekend Set

After nearly a week off, Valparaiso returns to the diamond this weekend for a big four-game series against Oakland in Rochester, Mich. The Crusaders are in the hunt for a spot in the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament, and with two weekends of league play remaining, currently hold down fourth place in the standings.


Softball

Five Players Receive All Mid-Con Accolades

For the second consecutive year, five members of the Valparaiso softball team earned All Mid-Continent Conference recognition as the league announced its annual awards today. Taylor Callahan (Pendergrass, Ga./Greater Atlanta Christian) and Shannon Robinson (Toronto, Ont./John Redmond) were named to the First Team, while Megan Carroll (Eaton Rapids, Mich./Eaton Rapids), Karen Korb (Indianapolis, Ind./Lutheran North) and Andrea Zappia (Indianapolis, Ind./Franklin Central) earned Second Team honors.


Softball

Three Crusaders Earn Academic All-District Honors

Valparaiso University's Karen Korb (Indianapolis, Ind./Lutheran North), Shannon Robinson (Toronto, Ont./John Redmond) and Andrea Zappia (Indianapolis, Ind./Franklin Central) have all been named to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District V Second Team as announced today by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).


Baseball

Arensdorff Earns Academic All-District Honors

Valparaiso University's Michael Arensdorff (Eldridge, Iowa/North Scott H.S.) has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V First Team as selected by members of College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).


Men's Track & Field

Bartholomew Leads Valpo On Day One at Mid-Con

Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township) posted a podium finish in the hammer throw to pace Valparaiso on the first of three days of competition at the 2007 Mid-Continent Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Kansas City, Mo.


Volleyball

Crusaders Announce 2007 Schedule

12 home matches at the Athletics-Recreation Center, including a stellar field for the Popcorn Classic, highlight the 2007 Valparaiso volleyball schedule as announced today by Crusader head coach Carin Avery. The Crusaders will be looking for their fifth consecutive 20-win season as they move into the Horizon League.


Men's Tennis

Three Crusaders Named to Men's Tennis All-Conference Team

Valparaiso University had three men's tennis players named to the Mid-Continent Conference Second Team when the league announced its postseason awards on Tuesday afternoon.


Softball

Crusaders Tie Single-Season Victory Record

Valparaiso closed out its 2007 season Monday afternoon with a 5-0 victory over Oakland in Rochester, Mich. The win gives the Crusaders a final record of 27-19, matching the 1986 and 1987 Valpo squads for the most wins in a season in school history.


Softball

Valpo Splits Twinbill With Oakland; Callahan, Robinson Set School Records

Taylor Callahan (Pendergrass, Ga./Greater Atlanta Christian) broke Valparaiso's career hits record Sunday, while Shannon Robinson (Toronto, Ont./John Redmond) surpassed the Crusader single-season hits record as Valpo split a doubleheader with Oakland Sunday in Rochester, Mich. The Crusaders dropped the opener in nine innings, 2-1, before bouncing back with an 8-2 victory in the nightcap.


Women's Track & Field

Crusaders Set Two School Records at Butler

Emilie Marsicek (Spalding, Mich./Carney-Nadeau) broke her own school record in the shot put, while Valparaiso's 4x100m relay team also set a new school record as the Crusaders competed Saturday at the Butler Twilight meet in Indianapolis, Ind.


Men's Track & Field

Valpo Competes at Butler Twilight

The Valparaiso men's track and field team completed its final tuneup for the Mid-Continent Conference Outdoor Championships Saturday, competing at the Butler Twilight meet in Indianapolis, Ind.


Baseball

Western Illinois Trips Up Valpo in Twinbill

Western Illinois used two solid pitching performances to limit Valparaiso to just two runs and 11 hits in a doubleheader sweep of the Crusaders 2-1 and 3-1 on Saturday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field.


Softball

Crusaders Drop Doubleheader to Western Illinois

Valparaiso closed out its 2007 home season Saturday at the Valparaiso University Softball Field against Western Illinois, dropping both games of the doubleheader to the Westerwinds, 4-1 in eight innings and 5-3.


Baseball

Valpo and Western Illinois Split Friday's Doubleheader

Valparaiso used a five-run eighth inning in the opener of Friday's doubleheader to break a tie on the way to a 10-5 victory over Western Illinois. The Leathernecks bounced back in the nightcap to post a 9-1 victory at Emory G. Bauer Field.


Softball

Westerwinds Edge Crusaders in Pitchers' Duel

Valparaiso's Andrea Zappia (Indianapolis, Ind./Franklin Central) and Western Illinois' Kamren Ferguson hooked up in an old-fashioned pitchers' duel Friday afternoon at the Valparaiso University Softball Field, but the Westerwinds pushed the lone run of the game across in the sixth inning to win 1-0.


Football

Four Straight Home Games Highlight Valpo's 2007 Football Schedule

Valparaiso will play four straight games at Brown Field in the month of October as head coach Stacy Adams announced his 2007 football schedule.


Softball

Valpo Falls Twice at Michigan State

Valparaiso traveled to East Lansing, Mich. to take on Big Ten foe Michigan State Thursday afternoon, but the Spartans came away with the doubleheader sweep, winning by scores of 7-4 and 8-1. Taylor Callahan (Pendergrass, Ga./Greater Atlanta Christian) tied the Valpo record for doubles in a career with the 35th two-bagger of her career.


Softball

Crusaders To Close Out Regular Season

Valparaiso will play eight games in a five-day span beginning Thursday to close out regular season play. Series against Western Illinois and Oakland will determine whether the Crusaders make the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament for the first time in four seasons.


Women's Tennis

Three Crusaders Earn All-Conference Honors

Valparaiso's Rachel Janssen (Fort Wayne, Ind./Dwenger H.S.) was named to the Mid-Continent Conference First Team while Kate Evangelist (Glen Ellyn, Ill./Glenbard West H.S.) and Kim Sajevic (Woodbury, Minn./Woodbury H.S.) were Second Team selections as the league announced its postseason awards on Tuesday afternoon.


Men's Tennis

Two to Join Valpo's Men's Tennis Program

Valparaiso University men's tennis coach Jim Daugherty has announced the addition of two players to his team for the 2007-2008 season. Joining the Crusaders are Danny Lewallen and Kyle Stump.


Baseball

Arensdorff Sets Hit Records against Butler

Michael Arensdorff (Eldridge, Iowa/North Scott H.S.) set the Valparaiso and Mid-Continent Conference hit record on Tuesday afternoon but the Crusaders dropped a doubleheader to Butler 10-5 and 3-1 at Emory G. Bauer Field.


Women's Track & Field

Billstrom Earns Mid-Con Weekly Honor

The Mid-Continent Conference named Ashley Billstrom (Hales Corners, Wis./Whitnall) its Women's Track and Field Athlete of the Week today after her outstanding performance in the 3,000m steeplechase last Friday at the Hillsdale Gina Relays.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Hands Out Team Awards on Basketball Banquet

Players were recognized and team awards were handed out at the annual Valparaiso University Women's Basketball Banquet on Sunday evening held at the Strongbow Inn Banquet Center.


Football

Valpo's Koepke Earns Coca-Cola Community All-American Award

Coca-Cola North America and the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) today announced that Valparaiso University's Ryan Koepke (Fort Wayne, Ind./Homestead H.S.) is one of seven recipients of the 2006-07 Coca-Cola Community All-American award. The Coca-Cola Community All-Americans program recognizes, celebrates and applauds student-athletes who are making a difference in their communities.


Baseball

Valpo Set for Six-Game Homestand This Week

Valparaiso returns to Emory G. Bauer Field for a six-game homestand this week as the Crusaders have three doubleheaders on the schedule. Valpo will open the week on Tuesday with a twinbill against future Horizon League foe Butler before entertaining Western Illinois in a pair of Mid-Continent Conference doubleheaders on Friday and Saturday.


Baseball

Valpo Upsets Oral Roberts 7-3 on Sunday Afternoon as Arensdorff Ties Career Hit Record

Valparaiso ended Oral Roberts' 40-game home Mid-Continent Conference regular season winning streak that dated back to May 19, 2002 on Sunday afternoon as the Crusaders posted a victory in Tulsa, Okla. for the first time ever, defeating the Golden Eagles 7-3.


Softball

Crusaders Split Doubleheader With Centenary

Taylor Callahan's (Pendergrass, Ga./Greater Atlanta Christian) 14th double of the season set a new school record and led off a four-run eighth inning in the series finale against Centenary in Shreveport, La. Saturday, as Valpo won the second game of the doubleheader, 5-1. The Ladies took Saturday's opener from Valpo by a 7-1 score.


Women's Track & Field

Lane Breaks School Record at Gina Relays

For the second time in two days, the Valpo women's track and field team broke a school record, as Lakisha Lane (Topeka, Kan./Highland Park) set a new standard in the 100m hurdles to lead the Crusaders on the final day of competition Saturday at the Hillsdale Gina Relays in Hillsdale, Mich.


Baseball

Oral Roberts Takes Two from Crusaders on Saturday

Oral Roberts pitching staff limited Valparaiso to just two runs total on Saturday afternoon as the Golden Eagles won both ends of a doubleheader against the Crusaders 7-2 and 8-0 in Tulsa, Okla.


Men's Track & Field

Crusaders Conclude Competition at Gina Relays

The Valparaiso men's track and field team finished with some strong individual performances on the last of three days of competition Saturday at the Hillsdale Gina Relays in Hillsdale, Mich.


Baseball

Oral Roberts Takes Series Opener from Valpo

Oral Roberts scored in six of its eight at bats on Friday evening on the way to a 17-5 victory over Valparaiso to begin a four-game weekend series in Tulsa, Okla.


Softball

Valpo Drops Series Opener at Centenary

A furious two-out rally in the seventh inning fell one run short for Valparaiso Friday evening in Shreveport, La., as Centenary held on for a 6-5 victory in the series opener.


Women's Track & Field

Billstrom Breaks School Record; Qualifies for NCAA Regionals at Gina Relays

Ashley Billstrom (Hales Corners, Wis./Whitnall) led the Crusaders at the Hillsdale Gina Relays Friday with a dominating performance in the 3,000m steeplechase, breaking her own school record and qualifying for the NCAA Regional meet.


Men's Track & Field

Crusaders Compete on Second Day of Gina Relays

Three members of the Valparaiso men's track and field team broke into the Crusaders' all-time charts Friday as Valpo took part in the second day of action at the Hillsdale Gina Relays in Hillsdale, Mich.


Softball

Crusaders Head to Centenary

Valparaiso will look to make a push for the top spot in the conference this weekend as the Crusaders head to Centenary for a key three-game series against the Ladies.


Men's Track & Field

Three Crusaders Kick Off Hillsdale Gina Relays

Emilie Marsicek (Spalding, Mich./Carney-Nadeau) and Lindsey Gilman (South Bend, Ind./Marian) competed in the first four events of the heptathlon, while Dustin Lawrence (Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence Central) completed the first five events of the decathlon to kick off action at the Hillsdale Gina Relays Thursday in Hillsdale, Mich.


Women's Track & Field

Three Crusaders Kick Off Hillsdale Gina Relays

Emilie Marsicek (Spalding, Mich./Carney-Nadeau) and Lindsey Gilman (South Bend, Ind./Marian) competed in the first four events of the heptathlon, while Dustin Lawrence (Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence Central) completed the first five events of the decathlon to kick off action at the Hillsdale Gina Relays Thursday in Hillsdale, Mich.


Baseball

Valpo-Notre Dame Game Rained Out

Wednesday's schedule baseball game between Valparaiso and Notre Dame has been postponed due to rain in South Bend, Ind.


Football

Valpo Spring Game Set for Saturday Afternoon

Valparaiso University will be holding its annual spring football game on Saturday afternoon, April 28, beginning at 12:30 p.m. at Brown Field.


Men's Track & Field

Bartholomew Earns Weekly Conference Honor

Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Men's Track and Field Athlete of the Week after breaking his own school record and qualifying for the NCAA Regional meet in the hammer throw last weekend.


Baseball

Baseball Team Set for Notre Dame and Oral Roberts This Week

Having won six of their last eight games, Valparaiso gets set for five more games this week beginning with Wednesday's non-conference tilt with Notre Dame. The Crusaders then head to Tulsa, Okla. this coming weekend for a four-game Mid-Continent Conference series against preseason favorite Oral Roberts.


Baseball

Valpo Wins Weekend Series with Centenary Following 9-2 Victory on Sunday

Valparaiso used a five-run sixth inning to break open a tight game and defeat Centenary 9-2 on Sunday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field to win the four game weekend series with the Gents three games to one.


Baseball

Valpo-Centenary Doubleheader Live on Sportsjuice.com

Saturday's baseball doubleheader between Valparaiso and Centenary can be heard live on www.sportsjuice.com. First pitch is set for 12 p.m. with coverage beginning at 11:50 a.m.


Softball

Crusaders Sweep South Dakota State

Andrea Zappia (Indianapolis, Ind./Franklin Central) tossed a one-hitter with a career-high 12 strikeouts, while Tracy Korth (Elgin, Ill./Larkin [Elgin C.C.]) gave Valpo all the offense it would need with a first-inning grand slam as the Crusaders defeated South Dakota State in the opener of a doubleheader Saturday, 5-1. The Brown and Gold completed the doubleheader sweep, taking the nightcap from the Jackrabbits, 5-2.


Women's Track & Field

Crusaders Win Ten Events at Puma Invitational

Valparaiso captured top honors in ten events Saturday at the Puma Invitational in Rensselaer, Ind., led by three event victories by Emilie Marsicek (Spalding, Mich./Carney-Nadeau).


Men's Track & Field

Valparaiso Competes at Puma Invitational

Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township) posted an NCAA Regional qualifying mark in the hammer throw Saturday to lead the Crusader men's track and field team at the Puma Invitational in Rensselaer, Ind., hosted by Saint Joseph's.


Men's Tennis

Valpo Falls in Season Finale 4-3 to UMKC

Valparaiso's season came down to the final match on Saturday morning, but the Crusaders were not able to pull out a victory, falling 4-3 to UMKC in Shreveport, La.


Softball

Valpo Softball Schedule Advisory

Due to unplayable field conditions at the Ellig Sports Complex in Fargo, N.D., Sunday's scheduled doubleheader at North Dakota State has been canceled and will not be made up.


Baseball

Valpo Sweeps Saturday's Doubleheader with Centenary

Dallas Cawiezell's (Long Grove, Iowa/North Scott H.S.) seventh inning homerun in the opener and Josh Piazza's (Glenview, Ill./Notre Dame H.S.) blast in the sixth inning of game two propelled Valparaiso to a doubleheader sweep of Centenary on a warm, sunny afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field. Valpo won the opener 6-4 and took the nightcap 4-2.


Women's Tennis

IUPUI Defeats Valpo in Mid-Con Semifinals

Valparaiso saw its defense of back-to-back Mid-Continent Conference Tournament titles come to an end on Friday morning as the Crusaders fell 4-1 to IUPUI at the Valparaiso University Tennis Complex.


Men's Tennis

Valpo Blanks Centenary for First Mid-Con Win

Valparaiso registered its first Mid-Continent Conference victory of the season on Friday afternoon, defeating Centenary 7-0 in Shreveport, La.


Baseball

Centenary Tops Crusaders in Conference Opener

Centenary used a five-run top of the fourth inning and a complete game pitching performance by Brandon Fulenchek to defeat Valparaiso 6-2 on Friday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field in the Mid-Continent Conference opener for both schools.


Women's Tennis

Women's Tennis Tournament to be Carried Live on WVUR

All of Valparaiso's matches in the 2007 Mid-Continent Conference Women's Tennis Championships will be carried live on WVUR (95.1-FM, Valparaiso) and online at www.valpo.edu/athletics.


Softball

Crusaders Downed by Notre Dame

Valparaiso registered seven hits Thursday afternoon in Notre Dame, Ind. against the Fighting Irish, but was unable to push any runs across the plate, falling to Notre Dame, 5-0.


Softball

Crusaders Emerge Victorious in Slugfest with Purdue

Valparaiso jumped out to a 9-1 lead after three innings and held on for a 12-11 victory Wednesday afternoon over Big Ten foe Purdue at the Valparaiso University Softball Field. With the win, the Crusaders extend their winning streak to five games.


Men's Soccer

Crusader Soccer Team to Hold VIP Camp

Valparaiso's men's soccer team will hold a residential camp for high school players to prepare them for a career on the collegiate level from June 17-20.


Softball

Crusaders Poised for Six Games

Winners of seven of its last nine games, the Crusader softball team will play four different teams over the next five days, kicking off the stretch with a home game against Purdue Wednesday at 4 p.m.


Baseball

Solid Pitching, Hot Bats Lead Valpo Past Northwestern

Six Valparaiso pitchers limited Northwestern to just three hits and Ryan Manthei (Kenosha, Wis./Tremper H.S.) had three hits and four RBIs for the Brown and Gold as the Crusaders defeated the Wildcats 10-1 on Tuesday afternoon in Evanston, Ill.


Baseball

Mid-Con Play Opens This Week for Crusaders

Valparaiso is set to open its final season of Mid-Continent Conference action this weekend as the Crusaders entertain Centenary in a four-game series on Friday through Sunday. Saturday's tilt is a doubleheader. Prior to kicking off league play, the Crusaders will head to Northwestern on Tuesday for a non-conference contest.


Softball

No-Hitter Propels Valpo to Sweep of IPFW

Stephanie Kelly (Plainfield, Ill./Plainfield) and Carrie Franson (Poynette, Wis./Poynette) combined on Valparaiso's first no-hitter in over five years as the Crusaders won the opener over IPFW 8-0 in five innings Monday at the Valparaiso University Softball Field. In the nightcap, Taylor Callahan (Pendergrass, Ga./Greater Atlanta Christian) hit two home runs to propel the Crusaders to a 6-1 victory for the sweep.


Baseball

Rickert Earns Mid-Con Player of the Week Honors

Valparaiso's Jeff Rickert (Hamilton, Ohio/Fairfield H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Player of the Week after hitting .500 in five games over the last seven days.


Women's Tennis

Valpo Set to Host Mid-Con Championships as Crusaders Seek Third Straight Title

Valparaiso University will host the 2007 Mid-Continent Conference Women's Tennis Championships this Friday and Saturday at the Valparaiso University Tennis Complex. The two-time defending tournament champion Crusaders will serve as the tournament's third seed and face second-seeded IUPUI on Friday morning at 10 a.m. in the semifinals.


Softball

Callahan Earns Mid-Con Player of the Week Honors

Taylor Callahan (Pendergrass, Ga./Greater Atlanta Christian) was named the Mid-Continent Conference Player of the Week today after hitting .478 over the Crusaders' seven games last week.


Women's Tennis

Valpo Closes Regular Season with 5-2 Win over Western Illinois

Valparaiso notched its fourth straight victory overall on Sunday morning as the Crusaders wrapped up the regular season with a 5-2 victory over Western Illinois in Rochester, Mich.


Baseball

Valpo Splits with North Dakota State for Second Straight Day

Valparaiso registered its second doubleheader split of the weekend with North Dakota State on Sunday afternoon, winning the opener 9-6 before dropping the nightcap 9-2.


Men's Track & Field

Crusaders Finish Eighth at Miami Invitational

The Valparaiso men's track and field team utilized strong performances in the throws Saturday to finish eighth at the Miami Invitational in Oxford, Ohio.


Women's Track & Field

Marsicek Leads Crusaders at Miami Invitational

Emilie Marsicek (Spalding, Mich./Carney-Nadeau) recorded three top-ten finishes Saturday to lead the Valparaiso women's track and field team at the Miami Invitational in Oxford, Ohio.


Men's Tennis

Valpo Drops a Pair in Indianapolis

Valparaiso dropped a pair of tough Mid-Continent Conference matches on Saturday in Indianapolis. The Crusaders fell in the morning 4-1 to Western Illinois before suffering a 4-3 setback to IUPUI in the afternoon.


Baseball

Valpo Splits Twinbill with North Dakota State

Nick Mazzone (Carol Stream, Ill./Glenbard North H.S.) tossed a four-hitter in the nightcap, but errors hurt Valparaiso in the opener as the Crusaders split a doubleheader with North Dakota State on Saturday. Valpo lost 12-4 and won 7-1.


Women's Tennis

Valpo Surrenders Just Eight Games in Sweep of UMKC

Valparaiso allowed UMKC to win just eight games on the afternoon, four in singles play and four more in doubles action, as the Crusaders won their third straight match while moving over .500 for the first time since late February, defeating the Kangaroos 7-0 on Saturday afternoon in Rochester, Mich.


Softball

Crusaders Defeat IUPUI in Rubber Game of Series

Valparaiso struck right away Saturday, scoring two runs in the bottom of the first inning and rolling to a 6-1 victory over IUPUI in the final game of a three-game series at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.


Softball

Crusaders Split Two With IUPUI; Adamski Sets School Record

Valparaiso dropped the opener Friday to IUPUI in Valparaiso, Ind., 7-3, but bounced back for a 6-3 win in the nightcap to split the Mid-Con doubleheader. Beth Adamski (Saint John, Ind./Lake Central) registered her 965th career putout late in game one, becoming Valpo's career leader in the category.


Men's Track & Field

Three Crusaders Compete at Mt. SAC Relays

Ashley Billstrom (Hales Corners, Wis./Whitnall) posted the best finish of the three Valpo athletes competing at the prestigious Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif. Friday evening.


Women's Track & Field

Three Crusaders Compete at Mt. SAC Relays

Ashley Billstrom (Hales Corners, Wis./Whitnall) posted the best finish of the three Valpo athletes competing at the prestigious Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif. Friday evening.


Men's Tennis

Valpo Drops Conference Opener 4-3 to Oral Roberts

Valparaiso opened its 2007 Mid-Continent Conference season on Friday morning, and nearly pulled off the victory before falling 4-3 to Oral Roberts in the first league cluster held in Indianapolis, Ind.


Women's Tennis

Valpo Shuts Out Centenary on Friday

Valparaiso registered its third victory in its last four matches on Friday morning as the Crusaders blanked Centenary 5-0 to open the final Mid-Continent Conference cluster in Rochester, Mich.


Softball

Crusaders Return Home For Start of Homestand

Valparaiso begins its longest homestand of the 2007 season this weekend, as the Crusaders host IUPUI for a doubleheader Friday beginning at 2 p.m. CDT and a single game Saturday starting at noon. Valpo will follow with a Monday doubleheader versus IPFW beginning at 3 p.m.


Women's Basketball

Comans Granted Release from Women's Hoops Program

Valparaiso University has announced that Evva Comans (Zonhoven, Belgium/Kindsheid Jesu Hasselt H.S.) has asked for and been granted a release from her commitment to the women's basketball program to allow her to transfer.


Men's Basketball

Loyd Selected for NCAA Leadership Conference

Valparaiso's Jarryd Loyd (Lincolnwood, Ill./Niles West) has been selected to attend the 2007 NCAA Leadership Conference May 27-31 at Disney's Coronado Springs Report in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.


Women's Track & Field

Rolf Named Mid-Con Women's Athlete of the Month

Laura Rolf (Rochester, Mich./Lutheran Northwest) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Women's Athlete of the Month for March after her All-American performance in the mile run at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships.


Baseball

Snow Prevents Valpo from Facing Northern Illinois on Wednesday

Valparaiso's baseball game scheduled for Wednesday afternoon has been cancelled due to snow and rain in the DeKalb, Ill. area.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Women's Basketball Banquet to be Held April 29

The Valparaiso University Women's Basketball Banquet will be held on Sunday, April 29 in the Charles Room at the Strongbow Inn Banquet Center.


Softball

Crusader Softball Schedule Advisory

The Crusader softball team's schedule for this coming weekend has been amended. Valpo and IUPUI will now play a doubleheader on Friday beginning at 2 p.m. CDT, and will follow on Saturday with a single game beginning at noon.


Men's Tennis

Despite Close Matches, UIC Defeats Valpo 7-0

Valparaiso split the first two sets in four different singles matches on the afternoon, but could not finish off any of the contests as the Crusaders dropped a 7-0 match against UIC on Tuesday afternoon at the Valparaiso University Tennis Complex.


Baseball

Indiana State Hands Valpo Its First Home Defeat

Valparaiso saw its perfect home record come to an end on Wednesday afternoon as the Crusaders dropped a 5-1 contest to Indiana State at Emory G. Bauer Field.


Softball

Valpo Splits Pair at Northern Illinois

Valparaiso emerged victorious over Northern Illinois in an extra-inning slugfest, 8-6, in game one of the two teams' doubleheader Tuesday in DeKalb, Ill., but the Crusaders fell in the nightcap, 4-1.


Softball

Crusaders Sweep Both Ends of Doubleheader

The Crusader softball team took full advantage of its first games in nine days Monday, sweeping a doubleheader from Saint Joseph's (Ind.) at a cold and snowy Valparaiso University Softball Field, 5-2 and 5-1.


Baseball

Valpo Set to Play Six Games This Week Beginning Tuesday at Home

Valparaiso returns to Emory G. Bauer Field on Tuesday afternoon as the Crusaders host Indiana State to begin a week which will see the team take to the diamond six times. The Brown and Gold then heads to DeKalb, Ill. on Wednesday to battle Northern Illinois before traveling up north to Fargo, N.D. for a four-game weekend series at North Dakota State on Saturday and Sunday.


Baseball

Late Innings Push Southern Illinois Past Valpo

Southern Illinois pushed three runs across the plate in the bottom of the sixth inning and added four more in the seventh as the Salukis defeated Valparaiso 7-0 in Carbondale, Ill.


Baseball

Long Balls Lift Valpo to Win at Southern Illinois

Valparaiso used three homeruns on the afternoon to push the Crusaders past Southern Illinois 6-5 on Saturday afternoon in Carbondale, Ill.


Women's Tennis

Valpo Rallies in Singles to Down Southern Utah

After dropping the doubles point, Valparaiso rallied during singles play to defeat Southern Utah 4-3 in the Crusaders' final match of the opening Mid-Continent Conference cluster held in Las Vegas, Nev. on Saturday afternoon.


Women's Tennis

Crusaders Split Matches on Friday

Valparaiso earned a 4-0 victory over Oakland in the first match of the day on Friday, but dropped a close 4-3 decision to IUPUI in the afternoon on the second day of Mid-Continent Conference cluster action in Las Vegas, Nev.


Men's Tennis

Valpo Falls to Butler 5-2

Valparaiso dropped a 5-2 decision to future Horizon League opponent Butler on Friday afternoon at Matchpoint Tennis Club in Griffith, Ind.


Women's Basketball

2006-2007 Women's Basketball Season in Review

Valparaiso closed out the 2006-2007 season notching 20 victories for just the fifth time in the program's history on the way to a runner-up finish in the Mid-Continent Conference. The Crusaders, one of the nation's top three-point shooting teams on the year, finished the campaign 20-11 overall and 11-3 in conference play.


Baseball

Valpo Remains Unbeaten at Home after Sweeping Robert Morris

Valparaiso swept a doubleheader from Robert Morris (Ill.) on a cold, breezy Thursday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field to remain undefeated at home on the season, downing the Eagles 6-0 and 3-2, with the second game going nine innings.


Women's Tennis

Valpo Sees Conference Win Streak Come to an End

For the first time since 2003, Valparaiso dropped a Mid-Continent Conference regular season match on Thursday afternoon, as the Crusaders fell 6-0 to Oral Roberts in Las Vegas, Nev.


Softball

Crusaders' Games at Notre Dame, Oakland Postponed

Valparaiso's scheduled game Wednesday afternoon at Notre Dame has been postponed due to inclement weather. The game will be made up Thursday, April 19 at 4 p.m. CDT. Also, the Crusaders' scheduled series this weekend at Oakland has been postponed until May 6-7.


Baseball

Valpo's Exhibition Game Against the Fort Wayne Wizards Cancelled

Valparaiso's exhibition game against the Fort Wayne Wizards scheduled for Wednesday evening has been cancelled due to weather.


Football

Valpo Football to Host Youth Day Camp this Summer

Valparaiso University will be conducting a Youth Day Camp from July 16-18 of this coming summer the football program has announced.


Men's Tennis

Crusaders Return to Win Column, Down Instate Foe IPFW

Valparaiso recorded its first road victory of the season on Tuesday afternoon defeating instate foe IPFW 5-2 in Fort Wayne, Ind.


Softball

Softball Hits the Road To Take On Notre Dame, Oakland This Week

Valparaiso hits the road for four games this week, starting with a single game Wednesday afternoon at in-state foe Notre Dame. The Crusaders follow this weekend with a trip to Rochester, Mich. for a three-game series against conference rival Oakland.


Baseball

Valpo-Butler Baseball Postponed Tuesday

Severe thunderstorms that rolled into the Indianapolis, Ind. area just over an hour before game time forced the scheduled baseball game at Victory Field between Valparaiso and Butler to be postponed.


Football

Valpo's Spring Football Kicked Off Monday

Valparaiso opened its 2007 spring camp on Monday afternoon with the first of 14 workouts leading up to the annual Brown and Gold game to be held at Brown Field on Saturday, April 28.


Baseball

Busy Week In Store for Crusader Baseball

Valparaiso has a busy week on the diamond beginning Tuesday afternoon when the Crusaders head to Indianapolis to face Butler. Valpo plays an exhibition game on Wednesday at the Fort Wayne Wizards before hosting Robert Morris (Ill.) in a twinbill on Thursday. The week wraps up with single games at Southern Illinois on Saturday and Sunday.


Men's Tennis

Despite Strong Doubles Play, Crusaders Fall at Xavier

Valparaiso opened Sunday morning strong, winning the doubles point, but Xavier (Ohio) swept all six singles contests on the way to a 6-1 victory over the Crusaders in Cincinnati, Ohio.


Baseball

Crusaders Can't Hold Early Lead, Fall at Indiana State in Series Finale

Despite jumping out to a 5-0 lead after two innings, Valparaiso was unable to maintain its advantage and dropped the final game of its weekend series with Indiana State 8-5 on Sunday afternoon in Terre Haute, Ind.


Men's Track & Field

Crusaders Open Outdoor Campaign

The Valparaiso men's track and field team kicked off its 2007 outdoor season Saturday at the Mike Poehlein Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind., hosted by Purdue.


Women's Track & Field

Crusaders Open Outdoor Season at Purdue

Emilie Marsicek (Spalding, Mich./Carney-Nadeau) kicked off the outdoor season with a record-setting performance in the shot put as Valparaiso competed at the Mike Poehlein Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind. on Saturday.


Men's Tennis

Shideler Earns Valpo's Lone Win in Crusaders' Defeat at Dayton

Mike Shideler (Valparaiso, Ind./Munster H.S.) won his fifth singles match on Saturday afternoon, but it was the lone point Valparaiso could tally as the Crusaders dropped a 6-1 decision at Dayton.


Softball

Valpo Splits Saturday's Doubleheader with Southern Utah

Mallory Gill's (Beloit, Wis./Memorial H.S.) grand slam which came as part of a six-run fifth inning helped Valparaiso rally from a five-run deficit to defeat Southern Utah 7-6 in game one of a doubleheader on a rainy Saturday afternoon at the Valparaiso University Softball Field. The Thunderbirds won the nightcap 8-0.


Baseball

Valpo Takes One of Two at Indiana State

Valparaiso's bats were hot in the opener of Saturday's doubleheader against Indiana State, but the Sycamores returned the favor in the nightcap as the teams split a twinbill in Terre Haute, Ind. The Crusaders won the opener 11-2 while Indiana State was a 17-5 victor in game two.


Softball

Southern Utah Tops Valpo in Extra Innings

Marci Pratt's two-run double in the top of the ninth inning lifted Southern Utah to a 7-5 victory over Valparaiso in Mid-Continent Conference action on Friday afternoon at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.


Baseball

Valpo Falls to Indiana State 9-5

Indiana State scored in six of the eight innings the Sycamores they came to the plate on Friday evening and defeated Valparaiso 9-5 in Terre Haute, Ind.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Women's Soccer to Hold 2007 Summer Camps

The Valparaiso University women's soccer team is holding a camp this summer at the Eastgate Soccer Fields June 26-29 for all age groups.


Softball

Home Opener Against Purdue Postponed

Valparaiso's home-opening doubleheader scheduled for Wednesday against Purdue has been postponed due to the threat of inclement weather. The two teams will now play a single game at 4 p.m. on April 18.


Men's Tennis

Rain Postpones Valpo-Chicago State Tennis

Persistent drizzle throughout the afternoon on Wednesday prevented the courts from completely drying, and, after a rain delay of more than an hour, both the men's and women's tennis matches between Valparaiso and Chicago State slated for the Valparaiso University Tennis Complex have been postponed.


Women's Tennis

Rain Postpones Valpo-Chicago State Tennis

Persistent drizzle throughout the afternoon on Wednesday prevented the courts from completely drying, and, after a rain delay of more than an hour, both the men's and women's tennis matches between Valparaiso and Chicago State slated for the Valparaiso University Tennis Complex have been postponed.


Men's Basketball

Skoglund to Leave Crusader Basketball Team

Head coach Homer Drew announced today that Arden Skoglund (Hopkins, Minn./Hopkins) has decided to leave the Valparaiso men's basketball team in order to pursue other opportunities in music and youth ministry.


Softball

Crusaders Open Home Slate This Week

Fresh off of a three-game sweep of UMKC, Valpo will open the 2007 home campaign with a doubleheader Wednesday versus Big Ten foe Purdue, beginning at 2 p.m. The Crusaders will also host Southern Utah for a three-game conference series Friday and Saturday.


Baseball

UIC Downs Valpo 5-0

UIC used a four-run fourth inning and solid pitching to defeat Valparaiso 5-0 on Tuesday evening on a cool, crisp evening in Chicago, Ill.


Baseball

Valpo Begins Six-Game Road Trip This Week at UIC and Indiana State

Valparaiso takes to the road to begin a six-game road trip on Tuesday afternoon as the Crusaders head to the Windy City to battle future Horizon League foe UIC. The Crusaders then head to Terre Haute, Ind. for a four-game weekend series Friday through Sunday against Indiana State.


Softball

Callahan Named Mid-Con Player of the Week

Taylor Callahan (Pendergrass, Ga./Greater Atlanta Christian) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Player of the Week after batting .667 for the Crusaders during their three-game sweep of UMKC last weekend.


Softball

Crusaders Sweep Kangaroos in Mid-Con Doubleheader

Valparaiso emerged from its first Mid-Continent Conference series of the season perfect, as the Crusaders earned wins by scores of 4-2 and 14-1 in Saturday's doubleheader to complete the sweep of the three-game set.


Baseball

Valpo Opens Home Season with Doubleheader Sweep

After having to wait an extra day because of rain to open the 2007 home season, Valparaiso's bats were alive, pounding out 30 hits and scoring 28 runs in a 12-2 and 16-1 sweep of Chicago State at Emory G. Bauer Field on Saturday.


Men's Tennis

Crusaders Battle Michigan State Tough Before Falling 5-2

Valparaiso took to the road for the final contest in their six-match road trip on Saturday afternoon and battled Michigan State until the end, only to fall to the Spartans 5-2 in East Lansing, Mich.


Baseball

Valpo-Chicago State Twinbill Postponed

Friday's scheduled doubleheader between Valparaiso and Chicago State has been postponed due to rain. The two teams will play at twinbill on Saturday morning beginning at 9 a.m. at Emory G. Bauer Field. In addition, Valpo's scheduled games against South Dakota State this weekend have been cancelled and will not be made up.


Men's Track & Field

Crusader Women Picked Fourth; Men Fifth in Preseason Poll

The Valparaiso women's track and field team has been projected to finish fourth during the 2007 Mid-Continent Conference outdoor campaign, while its male counterparts have been picked fifth in preseason polling of the league's six head coaches, who were not allowed to vote for their own squads.


Women's Track & Field

Crusader Women Picked Fourth; Men Fifth in Preseason Poll

The Valparaiso women's track and field team has been projected to finish fourth during the 2007 Mid-Continent Conference outdoor campaign, while its male counterparts have been picked fifth in preseason polling of the league's six head coaches, who were not allowed to vote for their own squads.


Softball

Crusaders Cruise to 5-0 Victory over UMKC

Andrea Zappia (Indianapolis, Ind./Franklin Central) pitched a gem, holding the Kangaroos hitless over the final five innings, and Karen Korb (Indianapolis, Ind./Lutheran North) jumpstarted the Crusader offense with two hits and three stolen bases as Valparaiso opened Mid-Con play with a 5-0 win over UMKC Friday in Kansas City, Mo.


Softball

Crusaders Open Mid-Con Campaign at UMKC

Valparaiso opens its final season of Mid-Continent Conference action this weekend as the Crusaders take on the Kangaroos of UMKC in Kansas City in a three-game series.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Women to Hold 2007 Summer Basketball Camps

The Valparaiso women's basketball team will be holding its 2007 summer camps this June and July.


Baseball

Baseball Set to Open Home Slate This Weekend against Chicago State and South Dakota State

Valparaiso opens up the home portion of the 2007 schedule this weekend as the Crusaders entertain Chicago State for three games and South Dakota State for a pair. In addition, the Cougars and Jackrabbits will meet at noon on Saturday in a neutral site affair at Emory G. Bauer Field.


Softball

Valpo-IPFW Doubleheader Cancelled

Softball's scheduled doubleheader on Wednesday at IPFW has been cancelled due to weather conditions. The games will not be made up.


Women's Tennis

Janssen Earns Back-to-Back Athlete of the Week Honors

Valparaiso University's Rachel Janssen (Fort Wayne, Ind./Dwenger H.S.) earned her second straight Mid-Continent Conference Athlete of the Week honor as well as her fourth league award this season.


Baseball

Late Inning Runs Push Illinois State Past Valpo

Illinois State scored three runs in the sixth and added another in the seventh on the way to a 5-1 victory over Valparaiso on Tuesday afternoon in Bloomington, Ill.


Volleyball

Crusaders Announce Spring 2007 Schedule

The Valparaiso volleyball team will be traveling around the Midwest playing in tournaments each of the next four weekends as the Crusaders commence spring play.


Women's Tennis

Valpo-Detroit Match Postponed

Due to the forecasted chilly temperatures on Tuesday, the schedule women's tennis match between Valparaiso and Detroit at the Valparaiso University Tennis Complex has been postponed.


Baseball

Crusaders Fall Saturday at Richmond

Valparaiso got a solid pitching performance from Nick Mazzone (Carol Stream, Ill./Glenbard North H.S.) but were unable to plate more than one run as the Crusaders fell 4-1 to Richmond on Saturday afternoon in Richmond, Va.


Men's Tennis

Florida Gulf Coast Defeats Valpo in Final Spring Trip Match

Valparaiso ended their spring trip on Friday afternoon dropping an 8-1 decision to NCAA Division II #12 Florida Gulf Coast in Fort Myers, Fla.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders to Hold Summer Camps

Valparaiso's men's basketball team will be hosting four basketball camps this summer for youths of all ages and skill levels. The camps will be staffed by the Crusader players and coaching staff.


Women's Tennis

Valpo Wraps Up Spring Trip Splitting a Pair of Matches

Valparaiso finished up its spring trip on Thursday splitting a pair of matches in Fort Myers, Fla. The Crusaders defeated Fairleigh Dickinson 4-1 in the morning before falling 7-2 to Florida Gulf Coast in the afternoon.


Softball

Valpo-IPFW Doubleheader Postponed

Valparaiso's scheduled doubleheader Saturday at IPFW has been postponed and rescheduled for next
Wednesday, March 21. The opening pitch of the first game is scheduled for 2 p.m. CDT.


Baseball

North Carolina State Wins Second Straight from Valpo

In a wild game which saw eight errors, four balks, and a batter's interference, North Carolina State took the final game of a brief two-game midweek series from Valparaiso 9-4 on Wednesday afternoon in Raleigh, N.C.


Men's Tennis

Crusaders Earn Second Straight Win

Despite dropping the doubles point to begin the match, Valparaiso rallied during singles play to defeat Fairleigh Dickinson 4-3 on Tuesday morning in Fort Myers, Fla., giving the Crusaders their second victory in as many days.


Women's Tennis

Janssen Named Mid-Con's Athlete of the Week

Valparaiso University's Rachel Janssen (Fort Wayne, Ind./Dwenger H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference's Athlete of the Week for the third time this season.


Baseball

North Carolina State Upends Valpo

North Carolina State tallied 17 hits while limiting the Crusaders to just two hits as the Wolfpack defeated Valparaiso 9-0 on Tuesday afternoon in Raleigh, N.C.


Women's Tennis

Valpo Shuts Out Manhattan on Tuesday Afternoon

Valparaiso snapped its four-match losing skid in impressive fashion on Tuesday afternoon with a 7-0 shut out against Manhattan in Orlando, Fla.


Softball

Valpo Splits Pair at East Tennessee State

Valparaiso split a doubleheader Tuesday at East Tennessee State in Johnson City, Tenn. The Crusaders fell in the opener, 4-3, before rebounding to capture the nightcap, 4-1.


Softball

Crusaders Fall Twice to Gardner-Webb

Valparaiso had its eight-game winning streak snapped Monday, as the Crusaders fell at Gardner-Webb by scores of 11-1 and 5-4. The winning streak ends as the second-longest such streak in program history.


Men's Tennis

Valpo Registers Season's First Victory Downing UWGB

Valparaiso began its spring trip on a positive note Monday morning as the Crusaders picked up their first victory of the season, defeating future Horizon League foe UW-Green Bay 6-1 in Fort Myers, Fla.


Softball

Carroll, Zappia Honored by Mid-Con

Megan Carroll (Eaton Rapids, Mich./Eaton Rapids) and Andrea Zappia (Indianapolis, Ind./Franklin Central) have been named the Mid-Continent Conference Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, after leading Valparaiso to an 8-2 record last week at the Rebel Spring Games.


Women's Tennis

Crusaders Drop Second Straight 4-3 Decision in Florida

For the second straight day Valparaiso dropped a close 4-3 match on its spring trip as the Crusaders fell to Long Island on Monday afternoon in Orlando, Fla.


Baseball

Valpo's Late Rally Falls One Run Short

Valparaiso rallied from a 7-1 deficit on Sunday morning, scoring five late runs, but left the tying run on third base as the Crusaders fell to Vermont 7-6 in Bradenton, Fla.


Women's Tennis

Crusaders Drop 4-3 Decision to Appalachian State

Valparaiso began its spring trip on Sunday morning dropping a tough 4-3 decision to Appalachian State in Orlando, Fla.


Softball

Crusaders Lengthen Winning Streak to Eight Games

Valparaiso earned two more one-run victories Saturday as the Crusaders closed out action at the Rebel Spring Games, defeating Colgate, 2-1, and Fairleigh Dickinson, 3-2. The wins extend Valpo's winning streak to eight games, and move the Crusaders to 9-3 overall, the best 12-game start in program history.


Women's Track & Field

Rolf Earns All-American Honors in Mile Run

Sophomore Laura Rolf (Rochester, Mich./Lutheran Northwest) became just the second Crusader track and field athlete to earn All-American honors with a tenth-place finish Saturday in the finals of the mile run at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Fayetteville, Ark.


Baseball

Six Run Seventh Pushes Akron Past Valpo

Akron scored six times in the seventh inning on Saturday afternoon to rally the Zips past Valparaiso 6-3 in Bradenton, Fla.


Softball

Crusaders Win Two More; Extend Winning Streak to Six Games

Valparaiso won a pair of one-run decisions Friday at the Rebel Spring Games in Orlando, Fla., downing Detroit, 5-4, and Monmouth, 3-2. The two victories extend the Crusaders' win streak to six games, the longest such streak by a Valpo softball team in 18 seasons. Taylor Callahan (Pendergrass, Ga./Greater Atlanta Christian) broke the school record for assists in a career in the opener and registered the game-winning home run in the nightcap.


Men's Basketball

Frye Granted Release From Crusader Program

Valparaiso University head men's basketball coach Homer Drew announced today that Keaton Frye (Eldridge, Iowa/North Scott) has been granted a release from his commitment to the Crusader basketball program and will be transferring to Augustana College.


Women's Track & Field

Rolf Qualifies for National Finals in Mile Run

Sophomore Laura Rolf (Rochester, Mich./Lutheran Northwest) finished fifth in her heat of the mile run Friday at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Fayetteville, Ark. By virtue of her finish, Rolf qualifies for Saturday's event final, which will be run at 6:15 p.m.


Football

Jimmy Riker Earns Football Gazette Honors

Valparaiso University's Jimmy Riker (Tekonsha, Mich./Tekonsha H.S.) has been named to the 2006 Football Gazette Mid-Major All-American Second Team.


Softball

Valpo Takes Two More Victories at Rebel Spring Games

Valparaiso continued its spring break trip at the Rebel Spring Games Thursday with two more victories, defeating Penn 4-2 and 2006 NCAA Regional participant Lehigh, 2-1. Stephanie Kelly (Plainfield, Ill./Plainfield) earned the win in both games for the Crusaders.


Baseball

Crusaders Drop Two One-Run Games to Bowling Green

Valparaiso rallied from deficits in both games of Wednesday's doubleheader with Bowling Green to tie the Falcons late, but dropped one run decisions in both contests, falling 7-6 in 10 innings in the opener and 5-4 in the nightcap.


Baseball

IPFW's Big Innings Lead Mastodons over Valpo

IPFW scored three or more runs in four different innings on the way to a 15-3 victory over Valparaiso on Wednesday afternoon in Bradenton, Fla.


Men's Swimming

Valpo Men's and Women's Swim Teams Earn Academic All-America Honors

The College Swim Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) has awarded Academic All-America honors to both the Crusader men's swimming and diving team and the Crusader women's swimming and diving team for the fall semester.


Women's Swimming

Valpo Men's and Women's Swim Teams Earn Academic All-America Honors

The College Swim Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) has awarded Academic All-America honors to both the Crusader men's swimming and diving team and the Crusader women's swimming and diving team for the fall semester.


Women's Track & Field

Rolf to Compete at NCAA National Indoor Meet

Sophomore Laura Rolf (Rochester, Mich./Lutheran Northwest) has been accepted into the 2007 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships to compete in the mile run. Rolf is one of just 16 runners who will compete in the event at the national meet.


Softball

Valpo Explodes Offensively to Win Twice at Rebel Spring Games

Valparaiso's bats came alive Tuesday at the Rebel Spring Games, exploding for 22 hits and 21 runs over the two contests as the Crusaders defeated Sacred Heart, 13-6, and Georgetown, 8-0. Megan Carroll (Eaton Rapids, Mich./Eaton Rapids) led the Crusader attack with six hits, including four extra-base knocks, in eight at-bats.


Baseball

Crusaders Bats Alive in 15-3 Win over IPFW

Valparaiso broke open a close game with 14 runs in the sixth, seventh, and eighth innings to come from behind and beat IPFW 15-3 on Tuesday afternoon in Bradenton, Fla.


Women's Basketball

Crusaders Fall in Mid-Con Semis

Valparaiso rallied from a 16-point first half deficit to tie the game with 4:34 to play but could not take the lead and eventually fell to Oral Roberts 69-63 on Monday afternoon in the Mid-Continent Conference semifinals in Tulsa, Okla.


Softball

Crusaders Drop Two at Rebel Spring Games

Valparaiso's season continued Monday at the Rebel Spring Games in Orlando, Fla. The Crusaders dropped an extra-inning decision to Saint Peter's, losing 3-2 in eight frames, before falling in their nightcap to Penn, 9-1 in six innings.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Fall in First Round of Mid-Con Tournament to UMKC

Valparaiso led by 13 points in the first half, but UMKC cut the deficit to two at the half and took the lead early in the second half before eventually downing the Crusaders, 84-76, in the 2007 Mid-Continent Conference Tournament quarterfinals. The loss ends Valpo's season at 16-15.


Softball

Crusaders Open Season With Split at Rebel Spring Games

Valparaiso kicked off the season with an 8-2 victory over Detroit, but lost 1-0 to Tennessee State in its second game at the Rebel Spring Games Sunday in Orlando, Fla.


Baseball

Longwood Takes Series Finale against Valpo

Longwood scored in four different innings to take the series finale from Valparaiso 7-1 on Sunday afternoon in Farmville, Va.


Women's Basketball

Valpo to Face Oral Roberts in Monday's Mid-Con Semifinal

Valparaiso returns to the court for the semifinals of the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament on Monday afternoon as the Crusaders battle longtime rival Oral Roberts. The Crusaders were 60-45 victors over Southern Utah in Saturday's quarterfinal while the Golden Eagles downed UMKC 52-44 on Sunday afternoon.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Earns 20th Victory, Downs Southern Utah to Advance to Mid-Con Semifinals

Valparaiso never trailed Saturday afternoon on its way to its 20th victory of the season for just the fifth time in school history as the Crusaders defeated Southern Utah 60-45 in the quarterfinals of the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament at John Q. Hammons Arena in Tulsa, Okla.


Baseball

Valpo Splits Season-Opening Twinbill at Longwood

Valparaiso opened its 2007 baseball season on Saturday afternoon splitting a doubleheader with Longwood in Farmville, Va. The Crusaders dropped the opener to the Lancers 4-2 before rebounding to post an 8-5 victory in the nightcap.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Open Mid-Con Tournament Sunday versus UMKC

Valparaiso faces off against UMKC in a rematch of the regular season finale in the quarterfinals of the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament in Tulsa, Okla. Opening tip Sunday night is scheduled for 8:30 p.m., and can be heard on the Valpo Sports Radio Network.


Men's Basketball

Three Crusaders Earn All-Conference Honors

Urule Igbavboa (Oakdale, Minn./Tartan) was named to the All Mid-Continent Conference Second Team, while Shawn Huff (Helsinki, Finland/Makelanrinne) received Honorable Mention accolades and Samuel Haanpaa (Kerava, Finland/Cornerstone [Texas] Christian) was named to the All-Newcomer team as the league announced its annual awards today.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Opens Mid-Con Tournament Play Saturday against Southern Utah

Valparaiso opens up play in the 2007 Mid-Continent Conference Tournament on Saturday afternoon in Tulsa, Okla. as the Crusaders battle the seventh-seeded Southern Utah Thunderbirds. The quarterfinal contest is a rematch of Monday's regular season finale between the two schools.


Baseball

Valpo to Play Fort Wayne Wizards in Exhibition Action on April 4

Valparaiso University's baseball team will travel to Fort Wayne, Ind. on April 4 to face the Fort Wayne Wizards, the class A affiliate of the San Diego Padres, at Memorial Stadium.


Women's Basketball

Three Crusaders Earn All-Conference Honors; Hochstetler Named Sixth Woman of the Year

Valparaiso University's Launa Hochstetler (Berlin, Ohio/Hiland H.S.) was named the Mid-Continent Conference Sixth Woman of the Year while three other Crusaders were named to the league's All-Conference teams which were released on Wednesday. Betsy Rietema (Grand Rapids, Mich./Christian H.S.) was a First Team All Mid-Con selection this season while Tamra Braun (Savage, Minn./Prior Lake H.S.) earned Second Team honors. Carrie Myers (Stickleyville, Va./Lee H.S.) was named Honorable Mention All-League.


Softball

Valpo Softball Ready for Breakout Season

After registering 22 wins in 2006, the most by a Crusader squad in 17 years, the 2007 Valparaiso University softball team is poised for a breakout season.


Men's Track & Field

Two Crusaders Earn All-Conference Honors

Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township) and Eric Smith (Portage, Ind./Portage) have received All Mid-Continent Conference accolades for their respective performances at the Mid-Con Men's Indoor Track and Field Championships.


Women's Basketball

Valpo to Face Southern Utah in Mid-Con Quarterfinals

Just five days after battling Southern Utah in the regular season finale, Valparaiso will take on the Thunderbirds again Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders begin play at the Mid-Continent Conference Basketball Championship held at the John Q. Hammons Arena at the UMAC in Tulsa, Okla.


Women's Basketball

Betsy Rietema Named First Team Academic All-American

Valparaiso University's Betsy Rietema (Grand Rapids, Mich./Christian H.S.) has been selected as one of five ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America First Team selections for Division I.


Women's Track & Field

Eight Crusaders Honored by Mid-Con

The Valparaiso women's track and field team earned a program-record eight All Mid-Continent Conference honors following a record-setting performance at the Mid-Con Indoor Track and Field Championships.


Women's Track & Field

Four Crusaders Post Top-Two Finishes at Mid-Con Meet

The Valparaiso women's track and field team registered 85 points, its highest point total in team history, as the two-day Mid-Continent Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships concluded Monday in Bloomington, Ill. The Crusaders used four runner-up finishes from four different athletes to tally the record point total.


Men's Cross Country

Men's, Women's Cross Country Squads Earn Academic Honors

The U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) has announced that Valparaiso's men's and women's cross country teams have each earned All-Academic team honors. In addition, Laura Rolf (Rochester, Mich./Lutheran Northwest) received All-Academic individual accolades for her athletic and academic performance this past fall.


Women's Cross Country

Men's, Women's Cross Country Squads Earn Academic Honors

The U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) has announced that Valparaiso's men's and women's cross country teams have each earned All-Academic team honors. In addition, Laura Rolf (Rochester, Mich./Lutheran Northwest) received All-Academic individual accolades for her athletic and academic performance this past fall.


Men's Basketball

Mid-Con Tournament Pairings Announced; Valpo to Face UMKC

Valparaiso will face off against UMKC on Sunday at 8:30 p.m. in a rematch of its regular season finale in the first round of the 2007 Mid-Continent Conference Men's Basketball Championship in Tulsa, Okla., the league announced today.


Women's Tennis

Valpo Drops Close Match with Ball State

Valparaiso forced four singles matches to three sets on Monday afternoon at Matchpoint Racquet Club in Griffith, Ind., but managed just one victory among them as the Crusaders dropped a 6-1 contest to Ball State.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Wins Fifth Straight to Close Regular Season

Valparaiso shook off a slow start with 54% shooting in the second half on Monday evening to post a 65-47 victory over Southern Utah at the Athletics-Recreation Center in the regular season finale for both schools.


Men's Track & Field

Crusaders Close Out Competition at Mid-Con Meet

The Valparaiso men's track and field team completed the final day of competition at the Mid-Continent Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships Monday in Bloomington, Ill. Eric Smith (Portage, Ind./Portage) led the Crusaders with a third-place finish in the shot put, pacing three Crusaders in the top-eight in the event.


Men's Tennis

Lau Registers Valpo's Lone Singles Win in Loss to Bradley

Alex Lau (Bloomington, Minn./Jefferson Senior H.S.) rallied from a set down to post a 3-6, 7-5, 10-2 victory at fourth singles for the Crusaders, but it was not enough for Valparaiso as the Brown and Gold dropped a 6-1 match against Bradley in Peoria, Ill. on Sunday afternoon.


Men's Track & Field

Two School Records Fall on First Day of Mid-Con Championships

Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township) and Philip Lohrmann (Battle Ground, Wash./Battle Ground [Clark C.C.]) broke school records Sunday in the weight throw and pole vault, respectively, as Valparaiso competed on day one of the Mid-Continent Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships in Bloomington, Ill.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Closes Regular Season Play Monday Hosting Southern Utah

Valparaiso closes out the 2006-2007 regular season on Monday evening as the Crusaders host Southern Utah. A Crusader victory, coupled with an Oakland loss to Centenary that same evening, would give the Brown and Gold a share of the Mid-Continent Conference regular season title.


Women's Track & Field

Crusader Women Enjoy Record-Setting Day at Mid-Con Meet

Laura Rolf (Rochester, Mich./Lutheran Northwest) shattered a Championship record on her way to victory in the 3,000m run, while Amanda Body (Harlan, Ky./Harlan) broke the school record in the 60m dash as Valparaiso competed on day one of the Mid-Continent Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships in Bloomington, Ill.


Men's Tennis

Valpo Falls at Marquette Saturday

After two weeks off, Valparaiso took to the road on Saturday but dropped a 7-0 decision to Marquette in Milwaukee, Wis.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Rolls Past UMKC for Senior Day Victory

Valparaiso's defense held UMKC to 0-of-17 shooting from three-point range and the Crusaders made a 19-point halftime lead stand up on their way to a 66-48 victory over the Kangaroos on Senior Day at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Saturday afternoon.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Close Out Regular Season With Win

For the second consecutive game, Valparaiso stormed out of the gate in the second half, going on a 19-0 run over the first four minutes of the second stanza and cruising to a 77-61 victory over UMKC on Senior Night Saturday in the regular season finale at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Shawn Huff (Helsinki, Finland/Makelanrinne) tied Zoran Viskovic's school record by making 11 free throws without a miss in the win.


Women's Tennis

Crusaders Downed by Western Michigan

Valparaiso saw its two-match winning streak come to a close on Saturday evening as the Crusaders fell 7-0 to Western Michigan in Kalamazoo, Mich.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders to Play Regular Season Finale Saturday

Valparaiso will close out the regular season Saturday at the ARC against the Kangaroos of UMKC at 7:05 p.m. Moussa Mbaye will be honored prior to the game as part of Senior Night festivities, and will address the crowd following the contest. The entire Crusader team will also be available for an autograph session after the game.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Run Away With Victory; Clinch Three Seed

Valparaiso utilized a rare eight-point possession to seize momentum early in the second half Thursday night against Southern Utah, and easily pulled away for a 75-48 victory over the Thunderbirds at the Athletics-Recreation Center. With the win, Valpo clinches the three seed in the upcoming Mid-Continent Conference Tournament.


Women's Tennis

Valpo-Ball State Match Moved to Monday Morning

The Valparaiso-Ball State women's tennis match that was originally scheduled for Sunday afternoon has been moved to Monday morning, February 26, at 11 a.m. at Matchpoint Tennis Club in Griffith, Ind.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Hosts UMKC Saturday on Senior Day at the ARC

Valparaiso begins the final weekend of the 2006-2007 regular season on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders entertain UMKC on Senior Day at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Prior to the game, seniors Krystal Taylor, Tamra Braun, Carrie Myers, and Betsy Rietema will all be honored. Following the contest each of the four seniors will then address the crowd.


Baseball

Valpo Baseball Set to Open 2007 Season

As Valparaiso takes to the diamond for the 2007 season, change is in the air around Emory G. Bauer Field. Tracy Woodson takes over the Crusader program as its head coach, and looks to lead Valpo back to the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament for the first time since 2003 in the Crusaders' final season in the league.


Women's Basketball

Valpo's Comans Named to Belgian Pre-Selection Team for World Championships

Valparaiso University's Evva Comans (Zonhoven, Belgium/Kindsheid Jesu Hasselt H.S.) has been named to the Belgian pre-selection team for this summer's U21 World Championships to be held in Moscow, Russia.


Men's Basketball

Key Conference Weekend Begins Thursday at the ARC for Crusaders

Valparaiso returns home to the ARC for the first of its final two games of the regular season Thursday night, hosting Southern Utah at 7:05 p.m. The game can be heard live on the Valpo Sports Radio Network and online at www.valpo.edu/athletics.


Women's Tennis

Schwartz Earns Valpo's Second Straight Mid-Con Athlete of the Week

Valparaiso University's Jenny Schwartz (Aurora, Ill./West Aurora H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference's women's tennis Athlete of the Week after leading the Crusaders to a 2-1 mark last weekend.


Men's Track & Field

Bartholomew, Rolf Receive Conference Honors

Junior Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Men's Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week, while sophomore Laura Rolf (Rochester, Mich./Lutheran Northwest) received the same honor on the women's side after the duo registered outstanding performances last Saturday at the Boilermaker Invitational.


Women's Track & Field

Bartholomew, Rolf Receive Conference Honors

Junior Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Men's Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week, while sophomore Laura Rolf (Rochester, Mich./Lutheran Northwest) received the same honor on the women's side after the duo registered outstanding performances last Saturday at the Boilermaker Invitational.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Records Non-Conference Win against Chicago State

Valparaiso jumped out to a 20-4 lead midway through the first half and never trailed the entire contest as the Crusaders picked up a non-conference victory over Chicago State 57-46 on Monday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Women's Swimming

Six Crusaders Named to All-Conference Team

Valparaiso University had a total of six swimmers and divers selected to the Mid-Continent Conference Second Team following the completion of the league championships this past weekend.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Hosts Chicago State Monday Night in Non-Conference Tilt

Valparaiso steps out of Mid-Continent Conference action for the final time this season as the Crusaders entertain Chicago State on Monday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Valpo has won two straight and 12 of its last 15 games overall.


Women's Tennis

Valpo Takes Five of Six Singles Matches to Down IPFW

Valparaiso rallied after dropping the doubles point to win five out of the six singles matches and post a 5-2 victory over IPFW on Sunday afternoon in Fort Wayne, Ind.


Women's Track & Field

Rolf and Body Lead Crusaders At Purdue

Laura Rolf (Rochester, Mich./Lutheran Northwest) registered one of the nation's best times this season in the mile, while Amanda Body (Harlan, Ky./Harlan) turned in three runner-up finishes Saturday as the Valparaiso women's track and field team competed at the Boilermaker Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Bench Sparks Comeback Victory

Trailing by seven at halftime, Valparaiso's bench scored 26 of the Crusaders' 37 second half points and tough defense allowed the Brown and Gold to rally for a 58-46 victory over Western Illinois on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Women's Swimming

Valpo Closes Out Mid-Con Championships in Record Setting Fashion

Valparaiso set two more school records and recorded three second place finishes on the final day of the Mid-Continent Conference Swimming and Diving Championships held Saturday in Indianapolis, Ind.


Men's Swimming

Valpo Closes Out Swim Season at Mid-Con Championships

Valparaiso wrapped up the Mid-Continent Conference Swimming and Diving Championships, as well as the 2006-2007 season, on Saturday as the Crusaders placed seventh in Indianapolis, Ind.


Women's Tennis

Valpo Cruises Past Robert Morris

Valparaiso lost just five games total in nine matches on the way to a 7-0 shutout of Robert Morris (Pa.) on Saturday evening in Fort Wayne, Ind.


Men's Track & Field

Bartholomew Sets School Record at Purdue

Junior Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township) set a new school record in the weight throw Saturday as Valparaiso took to the track at the Boilermaker Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Drop Overtime Contest at Western Michigan

Valparaiso held a six-point lead late in Saturday's game at Western Michigan, but the Broncos fought back to force overtime and went on to down the Crusaders in Kalamazoo, Mich., 89-80.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Renew Rivalry With Western Michigan Saturday

Valparaiso renews one of its oldest rivalries Saturday, traveling to Kalamazoo, Mich. to face off against Western Michigan. The series between the two teams dates back to the 1920-21 campaign. Tipoff is set for 3 p.m. Central time, and the game will be carried on the Valpo Sports Radio Network and at www.valpo.edu/athletics.


Women's Swimming

Crusaders Set Another Relay Record at Mid-Con Championships

The Crusaders 800 freestyle relay ended the second day of competition at the Mid-Continent Conference Swimming and Diving Championships in Indianapolis, Ind. shattering the school record on the way to a runner-up finish in the event.


Women's Tennis

Gustafson Wins Twice but Valpo Falls to Evansville

Valparaiso opened strong winning the doubles point from undefeated Evansville on Friday afternoon but the Purple Aces rallied during singles to post a 5-2 victory over the Crusaders in Fort Wayne, Ind.


Men's Swimming

Valpo Continues to Turn in Fine Marks at Mid-Con Championships

Valparaiso turned in several of the best performances in school history on Friday as the Crusaders continued competition on day two of the Mid-Continent Conference Swimming and Diving Championships held in Indianapolis, Ind.


Men's Basketball

Drew Wins 300th Game as Crusader Head Coach

Valparaiso nailed six of its first seven shots from the field in the second half, extending a five-point halftime lead into double figures on its way to an 80-56 victory over Western Illinois Thursday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center. With the victory, head coach Homer Drew registered his 300th win at the helm of the Crusader program.


Men's Swimming

Jajtner Sets School Mark on Day 1 of Mid-Con Championships

Adam Jajtner (Port Washington, Wis./Port Washington H.S.) broke his own school record in the 500 freestyle to lead Valparaiso on the opening day of the Mid-Continent Conference Swimming and Diving Championships held in Indianapolis, Ind.


Women's Basketball

Valpo to Begin Final Homestand Saturday Against Western Illinois

Valparaiso returns to the Athletics-Recreation Center on Saturday afternoon to begin a regular season-ending four game homestand. The Crusaders, looking to lock up the second seed in the upcoming Mid-Continent Conference Tournament, will battle longtime conference foe Western Illinois in a 1:35 p.m. contest.


Women's Swimming

Crusader Relay Shatters Record to Open Mid-Con Championships

Valparaiso opened the 2007 Mid-Continent Conference Swimming and Diving Championships in impressive fashion on Thursday evening as the 200 freestyle record set a new school mark in the day's opening event.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders to Host Western Illinois Thursday

Valparaiso returns home to the Athletics-Recreation Center Thursday to take on longtime conference foe Western Illinois. Opening tip is set for 7:05 p.m., and all the action can be heard live on the Valpo Sports Radio Network and online at www.valpo.edu/athletics. A videocast of the game will also be available on the athletics site.


Women's Tennis

Sajevic Earns Mid-Con Athlete of the Week Honors

Valparaiso University's Kim Sajevic (Woodbury, Minn./Woodbury H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference's Athlete of the Week.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Wraps Up Road Slate with Victory at IUPUI

Four different players scored in double figures for Valparaiso on Monday evening and the Crusaders wrapped up the road portion of the 2006-2007 regular season with a 65-54 victory over IUPUI in Indianapolis, Ind.


Women's Tennis

Eastern Illinois Hands Valpo Its First Loss Sunday

Valparaiso dropped its first decision of the 2007 spring season on Sunday morning as the Crusaders fell 5-2 to Eastern Illinois at Homewood-Flossmoor Tennis Club.


Men's Tennis

Lau Posts Valpo's Lone Win against Eastern Illinois

Alex Lau (Bloomington, Minn./Jefferson Senior H.S.) recorded Valparaiso's first singles victory of the spring season on Sunday morning, but it was not enough for the Crusaders as they fell 6-1 to Eastern Illinois at Matchpoint Tennis Center in Griffith, Ind.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Wraps Up Road Campaign Monday at IUPUI

Valparaiso has just a little time to look to rebound from Saturday afternoon's defeat as the Crusaders take to the road Monday evening for the final road regular season game of the 2006-2007 season as the Brown and Gold head to Indianapolis, Ind. to battle IUPUI. Valpo remains in second place in the Mid-Continent Conference standings heading into the game.


Women's Basketball

Offense Struggles as Crusaders Fall at Oakland

Valparaiso shot just 25.4% and committed 23 turnovers as the Crusaders fell 65-44 to Oakland on Saturday afternoon in Rochester, Mich.


Men's Tennis

Valpo Men Shutout at Ball State on Saturday

Valparaiso registered a victory at first doubles on Saturday, but that was the lone win for the Crusaders as the Brown and Gold dropped a 7-0 decision to Ball State in Muncie, Ind.


Men's Basketball

Crusader Comeback Attempt Falls Short

Valparaiso fought back from an 11-point second-half deficit and had a shot to tie on its final possession, but could not get the 3-point attempt to fall, as Oakland defeated the Crusaders in Rochester, Mich. Saturday afternoon, 64-61.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Head to Oakland Saturday

Valparaiso looks to stay in the race for one of the top two seeds in the Mid-Con Tournament Saturday, taking on the Golden Grizzlies of Oakland. Tipoff is scheduled for noon Central time, and all the action can be heard live on the Valpo Sports Radio Network and online at www.valpo.edu/athletics.


Men's Basketball

"Inside Valpo Basketball" Moved to Thursday's at 6:30 p.m.

Lakeshore Public Television has moved all of the remaining episodes of ?Inside Valpo Basketball" to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday nights, beginning this evening.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Stumble In Second Half; Fall at IUPUI

Valparaiso took a 31-25 lead into halftime Thursday evening at IUPUI, but the Jaguars scored 13 of the first 17 points of the second half to take the lead for good, eventually pulling away for a 68-54 victory over the Crusaders.


Women's Basketball

Rietema and Myers Earn Academic All-District Honors

Valparaiso University's Betsy Rietema (Grand Rapids, Mich./Christian H.S.) and Carrie Myers (Stickleyville, Va./Lee H.S.) have each been named to ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V Teams announced on Thursday.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Women Sign Four to National Letters of Intent

Valparaiso University head women's soccer coach Stephen Anthony has announced the signing of four individuals to National Letters of Intent to play for the Crusaders beginning in the fall of 2007.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Look to Extend Win Streak to Four Games Thursday

Valparaiso, winners of its last three games and seven of its last eight, begins its final Mid-Con road trip Thursday night, taking on IUPUI in Indianapolis at 6 p.m. Central time. The game will be carried live on the Valpo Sports Radio Network and online at www.valpo.edu/athletics.


Women's Track & Field

Rolf Earns Conference Accolades for Second Straight Week

Laura Rolf (Rochester, Mich./Lutheran Northwest) was named the Mid-Continent Conference Women's Track and Field Athlete of the Week after her record-breaking performance in the 3,000m run last weekend at Notre Dame's Meyo Invitational.


Women's Basketball

First Place at Stake Saturday as Valpo Travels to Oakland

First place is on the line in the Mid-Continent Conference on Saturday afternoon as Valparaiso travels north to battle Oakland. The Crusaders, winners of 10 of their last 12, are just one-half game behind the Golden Grizzlies in the league standings. Oakland enters the contest riding an eight-game winning streak.


Women's Basketball

Mid-Con Tournament Tickets Now On Sale at Valpo

All session tickets for the 2007 Mid-Continent Conference Men's and Women's Basketball Tournament are now on sale through the Valparaiso University Athletics Ticket Office.


Men's Basketball

Mid-Con Tournament Tickets Now On Sale at Valpo

All session tickets for the 2007 Mid-Continent Conference Men's and Women's Basketball Tournament are now on sale through the Valparaiso University Athletics Ticket Office.


Volleyball

Valpo Volleyball Camp to Be Held July 9-12

The Valparaiso University volleyball program will be holding a volleyball camp July 9-12 for girls and boys from grades 6-12 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Run Past Chicago State

Urule Igbavboa (Oakdale, Minn./Tartan) registered a triple-double with 18 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists, and Valparaiso used its best shooting performance of the season to defeat Chicago State Monday night in Chicago, Ill., 91-76.


Men's Basketball

Huff Named Mid-Con Player of the Week

Shawn Huff (Helsinki, Finland/Makelanrinne) has been named Men's Basketball Player of the Week by the Mid-Continent Conference for his role in leading the Crusaders to key conference wins last week over Oral Roberts and Centenary.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Continues to Roll, Downs Oral Roberts by 10

Valparaiso jumped out to a quick start thanks to long range shooting and held off several Oral Roberts runs as the Crusaders posted their 10th victory in the last 12 games with a 66-56 victory over the Golden Eagles on Monday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Travel to Windy City to Face Chicago State

Winners of six of their last seven games, the Crusaders step out of conference play Monday to take on former Mid-Con foe Chicago State. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m., and the game can be heard live on the Valpo Sports Radio Network and online at www.valpo.edu/athletics.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Hosts Oral Roberts in TV Game Monday Night

Winners of nine of their last 11 games, Valparaiso will look to keep the momentum rolling while trying to keep pace in the Mid-Continent Conference race on Monday evening as the Crusaders entertain Oral Roberts at the ARC. The game will also be shown live on Lakeshore Public Television as well as videocast at www.valpo.edu/athletics.


Women's Tennis

Valpo Posts Second Straight Victory

Kim Sajevic posted a three set victory in the deciding match on Sunday afternoon as Valparaiso improved to 2-0 on the season with a 4-3 victory over Bradley in Peoria, Ill.


Men's Basketball

First-Half Run Fuels Valpo Victory

Valparaiso allowed Centenary no field goals over the final 11:08 of the first half and closed the opening stanza on a 23-4 run on its way to an easy 68-50 victory Saturday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The win marks the Crusaders' 200th victory all-time at the ARC.


Men's Track & Field

Honig Leads Crusaders at Akron Open

Chris Honig (Glen Ellyn, Ill./Glenbard South [Indiana]) captured his second individual victory this season in the 3,000m run, leading the Valparaiso men's track and field team at the Akron Open.


Women's Track & Field

Rolf Downs School Record at Meyo Invitational; Crusaders Also Compete at Akron Open

Sophomore Laura Rolf (Rochester, Mich./Lutheran Northwest) continued her assault on the Valpo record books Saturday at the Meyo Invitational in Notre Dame, Ind., breaking former All-American Collette Liss' record in the 3,000m run with a time of 9:22.44, the tenth-fastest time in the nation by a NCAA Division I runner this year in the event. Two other Crusaders joined Rolf at the Meyo Invitational, while the rest of the Valpo women's track and field squad took part in the Akron Open.


Men's Tennis

Valpo Drops Second Straight Decision to Ranked Foe

For the second straight day Valparaiso faced a nationally ranked opponent and suffered the same outcome, falling 7-0 to #56 Western Michigan on Saturday morning in Kalamazoo, Mich.


Women's Basketball

Balanced Effort Leads Valpo to Big Win

Every Crusader saw at least 10 minutes of action and 12 of the 13 players scored as Valparaiso posted an 84-44 victory over Centenary on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Take Aim at Fourth Straight Home Win Saturday

Coming off of a 70-67 overtime victory over Oral Roberts on Thursday, Valparaiso looks to secure its spot in the conference's upper echelon as the Crusaders host the Centenary Gents Saturday night. The tip is set for 7:05 p.m., and all the action can be heard live on the Valpo Sports Radio Network and online at www.valpo.edu/athletics.


Men's Tennis

DePaul Shuts Out Valpo in Season Opener

Valparaiso opened its 2007 season on Friday evening, but the Crusaders were shutout by 71st ranked DePaul 7-0 in Chicago.


Women's Tennis

Crusader Women Win Season Opener for Third Straight Season

Valparaiso opened the 2007 season on Friday afternoon with a 5-2 victory over Butler in Indianapolis, Ind. to mark the third consecutive season-opening win for the Brown and Gold.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Mount Late Comeback; Down Golden Eagles

Valparaiso stormed back from a nine-point deficit with under two minutes to play in regulation, forcing overtime on a Shawn Huff (Helsinki, Finland/Makelanrinne) 3-pointer with five seconds to play, and held Oral Roberts to just two points in the extra session as the Crusaders downed the Mid-Con leaders, 70-67, Thursday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Women's Basketball

Crusaders Return Home to Begin Second Half of Mid-Con Play Against Centenary

After a four-game road trip which saw Valparaiso play in three different time zones, the Crusaders return home to the Athletics-Recreation Center for six of their final eight regular season games beginning on Saturday afternoon against Centenary. Valpo has won eight of its last 10 games overall. The Crusaders open the second half of Mid-Continent Conference play just one game behind Oakland in the league standings.


Women's Tennis

Valpo Looks to Continue Mid-Con Streak in 2007

After three straight Mid-Continent Conference regular season titles and back-to-back league tournament championships, optimism is high for Valparaiso as the Crusaders head into their final season of play in the Mid-Con.


Women's Track & Field

Rolf Named Mid-Con Track and Field Athlete of the Week

Laura Rolf (Rochester, Mich./Lutheran Northwest) was named the Mid-Continent Conference Women's Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week today after her outstanding performance Saturday at the Findlay Track and Field Classic.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Return Home; Host Mid-Con Leading Golden Eagles

Valparaiso looks to bounce back from a loss at Southern Utah as the Crusaders host Oral Roberts Thursday night at the ARC. The game, which tips off at 7:05 p.m., can be heard live on the Valpo Sports Radio Network and can be seen on Lakeshore Public Television, with both audio and video webcasts available through www.valpo.edu/athletics.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders to Face Off With Western Michigan

Valparaiso will travel to Kalamazoo, Mich. to take on Western Michigan on Saturday, February 17 at 3 p.m. Central time in a matchup derived from the O'Reilly ESPNU BracketBusters pool.


Men's Tennis

Experienced Crusaders Set for Spring Season

As Valparaiso is set to serve up the 2007 season of Crusader tennis, experience is definitely a major strong suit of this year's team.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Comes From Behind to Down UMKC

Valparaiso rallied from a seven-point halftime deficit and saw UMKC's shot at the buzzer fall off to the side of the rim as the Crusaders defeated the Kangaroos 52-51 on Monday evening in Kansas City, Mo.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Closes Out Road Trip Monday Night at UMKC

Valparaiso looks to quickly rebound from Saturday's loss at Southern Utah as the Crusaders close out their four-game road trip in Kansas City, Mo. on Monday evening when the Brown and Gold battle UMKC. The Crusaders have still won seven of their last nine games and, following the contest against the Kangaroos, will return home for six of their last eight regular season games this year.


Women's Track & Field

Valpo Registers Eight Top-10 Finishes at Findlay

Laura Rolf (Rochester, Mich./Lutheran Northwest) registered one of the best efforts in school history in the 3,000m run, and three other Crusaders posted two top-10 finishes apiece as Valpo took part in the Findlay Track and Field Classic on Friday and Saturday.


Women's Swimming

UIC Tops Valpo in Regular Season Finale

Valparaiso ended the dual meet portion of the schedule on Senior Day with a 147-94 defeat at the hands of UIC on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Falls at Southern Utah

Valparaiso placed three players in double figures and was within six points with 2:26 to play, but Southern Utah pulled away late for a 76-60 victory Saturday night in Cedar City, Utah.


Men's Swimming

Valpo Men Drop Dual Meet Finale to UIC

Valparaiso saw the dual meet portion of the 2006-2007 season come to a close on Saturday afternoon, dropping a 141-62 decision to future Horizon League foe UIC at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool on Senior Day.


Women's Basketball

Braun Ties Rebounding Record in Crusader Defeat

Tamra Braun (Savage, Minn./Prior Lake H.S.) tied Valparaiso's career rebounding record with 772 career boards, but the Crusaders struggled offensively dropping a 56-49 decision on the road to Southern Utah on Saturday evening in Cedar City, Utah.


Men's Track & Field

Crusaders Compete at Findlay Indoor Track and Field Classic

Chris Honig (Glen Ellyn, Ill./Glenbard South [Indiana]) led the Valpo men Friday and Saturday at the Findlay Indoor Track and Field Classic with a third-place finish in the 3,000m run.


Softball

Crusaders Picked Fourth in Mid-Con Preseason Poll

The Valparaiso University softball team has been tabbed to finish in fourth place in the Mid-Continent Conference in preseason polling of the league's head coaches.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Win Fourth Straight, Down UMKC in Overtime

Calum MacLeod (Wellington, New Zealand/Hutt Valley [Northeastern J.C.]) hit a 3-pointer to put the Crusaders ahead 12 seconds in overtime, and Valparaiso never trailed in the extra session, downing UMKC 56-52 Thursday night in Kansas City, Mo.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Women Continue Road Swing Saturday at Southern Utah

Valparaiso continues its cross country road trip on Saturday evening as the Crusaders return to Mid-Continent Conference action at Southern Utah looking to remain at the top of the Mid-Con standings. Valpo has won seven of its last eight contests overall and is getting set for game three of its current four game road swing after picking up wins in each of the first two games of the trip.


Women's Tennis

Valpo Women's Tennis Picked to Win Fourth Straight Mid-Con Crown

Valparaiso University's women's tennis team has been selected to win its fourth straight Mid-Continent Conference regular season championship in 2007 according to the preseason poll voted upon by the league's head coaches.


Men's Tennis

Crusader Men Picked to Finish Second in Men's Tennis

Valparaiso University's men's tennis team has been selected to finish in a tie for second place in the Mid-Continent Conference according to the preseason poll of the league's head coaches.


Women's Basketball

Braun Reaches 1,000 Points as Valpo Defeats IPFW

Tamra Braun (Savage, Minn./Prior Lake H.S.) reached the 1,000-point mark for her career while grabbing a career high 17 rebounds and Betsy Rietema (Grand Rapids, Mich./Christian H.S.) tied her season high with 23 points as Valparaiso registered a 75-67 non-conference victory over IPFW on Wednesday night in Fort Wayne, Ind.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Heads Out of Conference Wednesday to Play at IPFW

Valparaiso will take a step out of Mid-Continent Conference action on Wednesday evening as the Crusaders head to Fort Wayne, Ind. looking to continue winning ways battling IPFW. Valpo has won six of its last seven games overall following a 57-51 victory at Western Illinois on Saturday afternoon to keep the Crusaders at the top of the Mid-Con standings.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Aim to Extend Win Streak to Four Thursday Night

The Crusaders, on their third three-game winning streak of the season, hit the road to take on the Kangaroos of UMKC in Kansas City Thursday night. Opening tip is set for 7 p.m., and all the action can be heard live on the Valpo Sports Radio Network and online at www.valpo.edu/athletics.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Win Third Consecutive Game

Valparaiso used a stifling defensive effort Monday to down IPFW in non-conference action at the Athletics-Recreation Center, 59-45.


Men's Basketball

Haanpaa Named Conference Player of the Week

Samuel Haanpaa (Kerava, Finland/Cornerstone [Texas] Christian) was named the Mid-Continent Conference men's basketball co-player of the week for his outstanding performance last week against Western Illinois, the league announced today.


Men's Basketball

Valparaiso Selected as One of Nation's Best College Basketball Atmospheres

ESPN.com writer Kyle Whelliston named Valparaiso as one of his five best college basketball game atmospheres last week as part of ESPN's Student Spirit Week, while fan voting placed Valpo 10th nationally among chosen schools.


Women's Track & Field

Crusaders Finish Second at Chicago Invitational

Valparaiso recorded five individual event victories and Amanda Body (Harlan, Ky./Harlan) added four top-three finishes as the Crusaders finished second Saturday at the Chicago Invitational.


Men's Swimming

Eastern Illinois Downs Valpo's Men's Swim Team

Winning four individual events was not enough for Valparaiso on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders dropped a 141-75 meet to Eastern Illinois in Charleston, Ill.


Women's Swimming

Valpo Falls at Eastern Illinois

Valparaiso wrapped up the road portion of its dual meet season on Saturday afternoon, dropping a 138-94 decision to Eastern Illinois in Charleston, Ill.


Men's Track & Field

Valpo Finishes Fourth at Chicago Invite

Chris Honig (Glen Ellyn, Ill./Glenbard South [Indiana]) led a 1-2-3-4 finish for the Crusaders in the mile run Saturday at the Chicago Invitational, helping Valpo to a fourth place team finish.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Scores Road Victory at Western Illinois

Valparaiso used a 19-4 run over 10 minutes midway through the second half on the way to recording a 57-51 victory over Western Illinois on the road in Macomb, Ill. on Saturday afternoon.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Steps Out of League Play to Take On IPFW

Valparaiso takes a break from Mid-Con play Monday, hosting IPFW at the Athletics-Recreation Center at 7:05 p.m. For the Crusaders, it is the first home game since the ARC was selected as one of college basketball's top game atmospheres by ESPN.com writer Kyle Whelliston.


Softball

Valpo to Hold Softball Coaches Clinic

The Valparaiso University softball program will be hosting a Coaches Clinic on February 10th and 11th at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Men's Soccer

Mike Avery Tabbed Valpo's New Men's Soccer Coach

Valparaiso University director of athletics Mark LaBarbera has announced that Mike Avery has been named the third head coach in the 24 years of the Crusader men's soccer program.


Men's Basketball

Red-Hot Shooting Leads Crusaders to Victory

Valparaiso connected on 12 of its 16 3-point attempts and jumped out to a 13-point lead just five minutes in on its way to an easy 78-60 win over Western Illinois in Macomb, Ill. Thursday night.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Begins Four-Game Road Trip Saturday at Western Illinois

The top two teams in the Mid-Continent Conference and longtime rivals take to the court on Saturday afternoon as Valparaiso travels to Macomb, Ill. to battle the Westerwinds of Western Illinois. This is the beginning of a four-game road trip for the Crusaders. Both Valpo and Western Illinois are tied a top the league standings with 3-1 marks in conference play.


Women's Tennis

Sarah Hoffman Joins Women's Tennis Coaching Staff

Valparaiso University head women's tennis coach Michelle Mahoney has announced that Sarah Hoffman has joined the coaching staff as an assistant coach for the upcoming season.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Look to Win Second Straight Thursday at WIU

Valparaiso looks to win back-to-back conference games Thursday as the Crusaders head to Macomb, Ill. to take on fellow Mid-Con charter member Western Illinois.


Women's Basketball

Oakland Ends Valpo's Win Streak with 63-57 Victory

Valparaiso saw its five-game winning streak come to an end on Monday evening as Oakland handed the Crusaders their first Mid-Continent Conference loss of the season 63-57 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Women's Basketball

First Place Crusaders Host Oakland Monday Night

After a thrilling overtime victory on Saturday afternoon extended their winning streak to five games, the first place Valparaiso Crusaders host Oakland on Monday evening in another key Mid-Continent Conference contest. This is Valpo's final home game before taking to the road for a four-game trip beginning on Saturday afternoon. A videocast of the game is available through www.valpo.edu/athletics with the audio coming as a simulcast of the radio broadcast.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Use Second-Half Run to Down IUPUI

Trailing by four at halftime, Valparaiso scored 20 of the first 27 points in the second half and never looked back, defeating IUPUI Saturday night 69-55 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Remains Unbeaten in the Mid-Con after Overtime Win over IUPUI

Valparaiso used a 10-2 run to start overtime on Saturday afternoon to catapult the Crusaders to a 78-72 victory over IUPUI at the Athletics-Recreation Center and improve to 3-0 in Mid-Continent Conference play.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Takes on IUPUI at ARC Saturday Night

Valparaiso looks to defend its home court Saturday night, as Mid-Con rival IUPUI takes on the Crusaders at the Athletics-Recreation Center at 7:05 p.m. The game can be heard live on the Valpo Sports Radio Network, and both an audio webcast and video webcast will be available on www.valpo.edu/athletics.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Drop Tight Game to Oakland

Samuel Haanpaa's (Kerava, Finland/Cornerstone [Texas] Christian) fifth 3-pointer of the ballgame gave Valpo a 72-71 lead with just over a minute to play, but Oakland's Erik Kangas hit a 3-pointer on the Golden Grizzlies' ensuing possession, and the Crusaders could not regain the lead, falling 81-76 Thursday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Women's Basketball

Crusaders Return Home Saturday to Host IUPUI in Mid-Con Battle

Valparaiso is looking to match its longest winning streak over the past five years on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders host IUPUI at the ARC.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Return Home for Conference Action

Valparaiso opens its Mid-Continent Conference home slate Thursday night at 7:05 p.m. as the Crusaders host Oakland at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Valpo has never lost to the Golden Grizzlies in eight matchups at the ARC. Thursday's game will be broadcast live on the Valpo Sports Radio Network and on Lakeshore Public Television, with both the audio webcast and the vidcast being offered on www.valpo.edu/athletics.


Women's Basketball

Braun Sets Valpo's Career Blocks Record as Crusaders Race Past Centenary

Tamra Braun (Savage, Minn./Prior Lake H.S.) became Valparaiso's all-time career blocked shot leader on Monday evening as the Crusaders cruised to a 69-43 victory over Centenary at the Gold Dome.


Women's Basketball

Crusaders Look for Back-to-Back Conference Victories Monday at Centenary

After knocking off the Mid-Continent Conference's preseason favorite in their league opener, Valparaiso returns to the hardwood on Monday evening to complete its two game road trip as the Crusaders head to Centenary for a 7 p.m. contest against the Ladies.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Fall at Oral Roberts

Valparaiso closed the first half on a 9-3 run to pull within five at halftime, but Oral Roberts pulled away in the second half and defeated the Crusaders, 75-60, Saturday afternoon in Tulsa, Okla.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Downs Preseason Favorite Oral Roberts

Valparaiso got 16 points from Betsy Rietema (Grand Rapids, Mich./Christian H.S.) and a double-double, 13 points and 10 rebounds from Tamra Braun (Savage, Minn./Prior Lake H.S.) as the Crusaders opened Mid-Continent Conference play with a 57-54 victory over preseason favorite Oral Roberts on the road in Tulsa, Okla.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Look for Second Straight Conference Win Saturday

Valparaiso looks to win its second straight road game to open Mid-Con play as the Crusaders take on rival Oral Roberts in Tulsa, Okla. Saturday at 3:05 p.m. The game will be carried live on the Valpo Sports Radio Network and on Lakeshore Public Television.


Women's Basketball

Crusaders Set to Open 15th Mid-Con Season Saturday in Televised Game at Oral Roberts

Valparaiso tips off its 15th and final season of Mid-Continent Conference play on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders battle Oral Roberts, the league's preseason favorite. The Crusaders have won two straight and are beginning a stretch where they will play six of their next eight contests away from home. The game will also be shown live in Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana on Lakeshore Public Television.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Wins Third Straight in Conference Opener

Jake Diebler (Upper Sandusky, Ohio/Upper Sandusky) set a new career high with 16 points, including three key 3-pointers in the second half, as Valparaiso defeated Centenary, 66-62, Thursday night in Shreveport, La. in the Mid-Con opener for both squads.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Kick Off Final Season of Mid-Con Play

Valparaiso begins its final season of league play as a member of the Mid-Continent Conference as the Crusaders take on Centenary in Shreveport, La. Thursday night at 7:00 p.m.


Women's Basketball

Bench Provides Spark in Valpo Victory over Huntington

Valparaiso got 35 points from its bench on Wednesday night while spreading minutes out throughout the roster as the Crusaders defeated Huntington 79-58 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Women's Basketball

Crusaders Close Out Homestand Wednesday Hosting Huntington

Valparaiso opens the 2007 calendar year at home on Wednesday evening as the Crusaders entertain Huntington University.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Hold On to Defeat Chicago State

Brandon McPherson's (Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence North) 3-pointer with 7:28 to play put Valparaiso ahead for good, and the Crusaders held on to make their return to the Athletics-Recreation Center a victorious one, defeating Chicago State Saturday night, 67-64.


Women's Basketball

Rietema Surpasses 1,000 Points as Valpo Downs Saint Francis 60-46

Betsy Rietema (Grand Rapids, Mich./Christian H.S.) became the 11th Crusader in school history to reach the 1,000-point mark as she scored 13 points and grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds leading Valparaiso to a 60-46 victory over Saint Francis (Ind.) on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Return Home Saturday to Take on Chicago State

Valparaiso returns home Saturday for the first time in over a month as the Crusaders take on former Mid-Con foe Chicago State at 7:05 p.m. Valpo enters the game coming off a victory over San Francisco in its finale at the Rainbow Classic.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Returns from Holiday Break to Face Saint Francis on Saturday

After a nine-day layoff for Christmas, Valparaiso returns to the hardwood on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders entertain Saint Francis (Ind.) at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Valpo is in the midst of a four-game homestand and is playing in its final game of the 2006 calendar year. Tip-off is set for 1:35 p.m.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Defeat Dons in Finale at Rainbow Classic

Brandon McPherson (Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence North) matched his career-high output with 24 points, and the Crusaders hit free throws down the stretch to defeat San Francisco, 64-59, in the seventh place game of the 43rd Outrigger Hotels Rainbow Classic Saturday in Honolulu, Hawai'i.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Drop Consolation Bracket Game to Charlotte

Despite new career highs in scoring from Brandon McPherson (Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence North) and Samuel Haanpaa (Kerava, Finland/Cornerstone [Texas] Christian), Valparaiso fell to Charlotte Friday afternoon, 74-62, in the consolation bracket of the 43rd Outrigger Hotels Rainbow Classic in Honolulu, Hawai'i.


Women's Basketball

Turnovers Hurt Valpo in Loss to Central Michigan

Valparaiso committed 21 turnovers which led to 24 Central Michigan points on Thursday evening as the Crusaders fell to the Chippewas 62-45 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Falls to Creighton in First Round of Outrigger Hotels Rainbow Classic

Valparaiso was within seven of Creighton at halftime of the Crusaders' opener at the 43rd Outrigger Hotels Rainbow Classic in Honolulu, Hawai'i, but the Bluejays pulled away in the second half for a 68-43 victory.


Football

Doerffler and Koepke Earn Academic All-PFL Honors

Valparaiso University's Ryan Doerffler (Fort Wayne, Ind./Concordia H.S.) and Ryan Koepke (Fort Wayne, Ind./Homestead H.S.) were both named to the Academic All-Pioneer Football League First Team.


Men's Swimming

Valpo Drops Three Meets on Wednesday

For the second straight day the Valparaiso men's swimming and diving team lost all three contests at a triple-dual meet held in Saint Louis, Mo.


Women's Swimming

Valpo Swept at Saint Louis

Valparaiso dropped all three decisions at a triple-dual meet on Wednesday morning in Saint Louis, Mo.


Women's Basketball

Crusader Homestand Continues Thursday Night as Valpo Entertains Central Michigan

Valparaiso continues its current four-game homestand while playing its final game before the Christmas holiday on Thursday evening when the Crusaders entertain Central Michigan. Valpo is looking to snap a four-game losing skid in the 7:05 p.m. tip-off.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Begin Play in Outrigger Hotels Rainbow Classic

Valparaiso opens the 43rd Outrigger Hotels Rainbow Classic in Honolulu, Hawai'i Thursday evening as the Crusaders take on Creighton.


Women's Swimming

Valpo Downs IUPUI, Falls to Saint Louis and Centenary

Valparaiso posted a 116-98 victory over IUPUI on Tuesday evening in Saint Louis, Mo. but the Crusaders dropped contests against Saint Louis and Centenary as part of a triple-dual meet.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Loses Heartbreaker to Notre Dame 60-59

Valparaiso hung with region foe Notre Dame to the bitter end on Tuesday evening but Breona Gray's free throw with 1.2 seconds remaining gave the Fighting Irish a 60-59 victory at the Athletics-Recreation Center in front of 1,472 fans.


Men's Swimming

Valpo Men Drop Triple-Dual

Valparaiso traveled to Saint Louis, Mo. on Tuesday evening but dropped a triple-dual meet against the Billikens, IUPUI, and Centenary.


Football

Koepke Named to Academic All-Star Team

Valparaiso University's Ryan Koepke (Fort Wayne, Ind./Homestead H.S.) has been named to the ninth annual Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA) Athletics Directors Association Academic All-Star Team.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Women Return Home Tuesday to Battle Notre Dame

Valparaiso returns home to the Athletics-Recreation Center on Tuesday evening for the first time since November 28 as the Crusaders open up a four-game homestand against Notre Dame. The game will be shown live on Lakeshore Public Television in Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana and on WHME 46 in South Bend as well as videocast at www.valpo.edu/athletics.


Women's Basketball

Crusaders End Road Trip with Loss at Northern Iowa

Despite a fourth straight double-double from Tamra Braun (Savage, Minn./Prior Lake H.S.), Valparaiso fell behind late in the first half and could not recover as Northern Iowa defeated the Crusaders 67-49 on Saturday afternoon in Cedar Falls, Iowa.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Fall At Ball State in Non-Conference Action

Valparaiso took to the road for its third consecutive game Saturday afternoon, but Ball State denied the Crusaders their first victory of the trip, as the Cardinals came out on top, 61-40.


Volleyball

2006 Valpo Volleyball Season in Review

The 2006 Valpo volleyball team continued a string of unprecedented success in program history, registering 23 victories, the fifth consecutive season that the Crusaders have reached the 20-win plateau.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Hit the Road to Take on Ball State

Valparaiso will look to break a five-game losing skid Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders travel to Ball State. The Crusaders are coming off of an 11-day hiatus for final exams.


Men's Soccer

Valpo One of 11 Schools Honored by NSCAA for Men's and Women's Academic Award

Valparaiso University was one of just 11 schools in all of NCAA Division I to be the recipient of the Team Academic Award from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).


Women's Soccer

Valpo One of 11 Schools Honored by NSCAA for Men's and Women's Academic Award

Valparaiso University was one of just 11 schools in all of NCAA Division I to be the recipient of the Team Academic Award from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).


Men's Tennis

Jeff French Joins Valpo's Men's Tennis Staff

Valparaiso University head men's tennis coach Jim Daugherty has announced the hiring of Jeff French as a Crusader assistant coach.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Wraps Up Road Trip Saturday at Northern Iowa

After a week off for final exams, the Valparaiso Crusaders return to the hardwood on Saturday afternoon to begin a stretch of three games in six days taking on the Northern Iowa Panthers. Valpo is looking to snap its two-game losing skid, while wrapping up a stretch of four straight games away from the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Men's Soccer

2006 Valpo Men's Soccer Season in Review

The 2006 Valparaiso men's soccer team concluded its final season of action in the Mid-Continent Conference with seven victories, the most by a Crusader team in nearly a decade.


Women's Basketball

Ball State Rally Too Much for Valpo

For the first 35 minutes on Sunday afternoon, Valparaiso led Ball State, but the Cardinals made a late 12-0 run to defeat the Crusaders 68-59 in Fort Wayne, Ind. as part of Hoopla: A Celebration of Women's Basketball.


Men's Track & Field

Crusaders Open Season at Illinois State

The Valparaiso men's track and field team kicked off its indoor season Saturday at the Earlybird Invitational, hosted by Illinois State.


Women's Track & Field

Six Top-10 Finishes Highlight Valpo's Opening Meet

Three Crusader athletes combined to post six top-10 finishes Saturday as the Valpo women's track and field team kicked off its indoor slate at Illinois State's Earlybird Invitational.


Women's Track & Field

Valpo Women Set to Open 2007 Track Season

Following a 2006 campaign in which the Crusaders broke five indoor and seven outdoor records, the Valparaiso women's track and field team will aim to break more records and move into the top half of the Mid-Continent Conference in 2007.


Men's Track & Field

Crusaders Take to the Track For 2007 Campaign

A solid base of experience, led by 2006 Mid-Continent Conference Outdoor Track and Field Athlete of the Year Steve Bartholomew, will look to propel Valparaiso's men's track and field team into the top half of the Mid-Con in 2007.


Baseball

Valpo to Host Winter Hitting and Pitching Camps

Valparaiso University will host winter hitting and pitching camps at the end of December for players ranging from 8-18 years of age.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Looks to Bounce Back Sunday Against Ball State

After an eight-day layoff, Valparaiso returns to the court on Sunday afternoon as the Crusaders face instate foe Ball State in Fort Wayne, Ind. as part of Hoopla: A Celebration of Women's Basketball. Valpo is looking to rebound from a loss to Indiana State last Saturday at the Hoosier State Classic.


Football

2006 Valpo Football Season in Review

Valpo wrapped up its 2006 football season with a victory over Aurora at home, giving the Crusaders a 3-8 record for the campaign. The Brown and Gold finished in a tie for seventh place in the Pioneer Football League standings on the year.


Women's Tennis

Michelle Mahoney Named New Valpo Women's Tennis Coach

Valparaiso University director of athletics Mark LaBarbera has announced that Michelle Mahoney has been named as the Crusaders' new head women's tennis coach.


Women's Soccer

2006 Valpo Women's Soccer Season in Review

Valparaiso closed out the 2006 season in record-setting style, tying a school mark for victories while approaching or setting several other records. The Crusaders won their second straight Mid-Continent Conference regular season title, as well as their first outright crown, finishing the season with a 12-4-3 overall record.


Women's Basketball

Rietema Named Mid-Con Player of the Week after Three Solid Performances

Valparaiso University's Betsy Rietema (Grand Rapids, Mich./Christian H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Player of the Week after leading the Crusaders to a 2-1 record during the last seven days.


Women's Basketball

Valpo-Notre Dame Hoops to be Videocast Online in Addition to Televised

The Valparaiso-Notre Dame women's basketball game on December 19 will be videocast online live in addition to being televised locally.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Drop Tight Road Contest to Evansville

Valparaiso tied Evansville at 58 with 4:03 to play, but an 8-0 spurt for the Purple Aces put them ahead for good, as the Crusaders fell Tuesday night, 69-64, in Evansville, Ind.


Football

Football Program Announced Year-End Awards

Valparaiso University head coach Stacy Adams handed out year-end awards to the Crusader football team at the program's season-ending banquet recently.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Travels to Evansville Tuesday

The Crusaders will look to break a four-game losing skid Tuesday evening, when they take on in-state rival Evansville in Evansville, Ind. Opening tip is set for 7:05 p.m.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Fall to Top-Ranked Buckeyes

Valparaiso took on its third ranked opponent in a six-day span, but could not come up with a victory Saturday afternoon, falling 78-58 to #3/1 Ohio State in Columbus, Ohio.


Men's Swimming

Peterson Wins Two Events on Final Day of House of Champions Invitational

Dave Peterson (Schererville, Ind./Highland H.S.) won a pair of events on Saturday at the House of Champions Invitational as the Crusaders finished in fifth place as a team.


Women's Basketball

Rietema's Triple-Double Not Enough as Valpo Falls at Hoosier State Classic

Valparaiso got a triple-double from Betsy Rietema (Grand Rapids, Mich./Christian H.S.) and a double-double from Tamra Braun (Savage, Minn./Prior Lake H.S.) but it was not enough as the Crusaders fell to Indiana State 83-71 on Saturday afternoon at the Hoosier State Classic in Indianapolis, Ind.


Women's Swimming

Two More School Records Fall on Final Day of House of Champions Invitational

Valparaiso set two more school records in the final two events of the day on Saturday on the way to a fifth place finish to conclude the House of Champions Invitational in Indianapolis, Ind.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Take On Nation's Top-Ranked Team For Third Straight Season

Valparaiso takes on the top team in the nation for the third consecutive year, as the Crusaders travel to Columbus, Ohio to match up with #3/1 Ohio State. The game marks the end of a six-day stretch in which Valpo has taken on three of the top-20 teams in the nation.


Men's Swimming

Peterson and Jajtner Turn in Top-Five Finishes on Day 1 at House of Champions Invitational

Dave Peterson (Schererville, Ind./Highland H.S.) earned a runner-up finish and Adam Jajtner (Port Washington, Wis./Port Washington H.S.) posted a fourth place result for Valparaiso on the opening day of the House of Champions Invitational held in Indianapolis, Ind. on Friday evening.


Women's Swimming

Valpo 4th After First Day at House of Champions Invite

A new school record was set as Valparaiso finished day one at the House of Champions Invitational on Friday evening in fourth place out of six teams in Indianapolis, Ind.


Softball

Crusaders Release 2007 Softball Schedule

Valparaiso head softball coach Randy Schneider unveiled today his schedule for the 2007 campaign.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Rallies for Fourth Straight Victory

Valparaiso used a game-ending 10-2 run to turn a late five-point deficit into a 77-74 victory over Loyola (Chicago) on Thursday evening in Chicago, Ill.


Men's Track & Field

Crusaders Announce 2006-2007 Track and Field Schedule

Valparaiso track and field head coach Ryan Moore has announced the Crusaders' 2006-2007 men's and women's indoor and outdoor schedules, his first season at the helm of the program.


Women's Track & Field

Crusaders Announce 2006-2007 Track and Field Schedule

Valparaiso track and field head coach Ryan Moore has announced the Crusaders' 2006-2007 men's and women's indoor and outdoor schedules, his first season at the helm of the program.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Fall To #19/18 Butler

Valparaiso struggled with shooting the ball Wednesday night and fell to its second ranked opponent in three nights, dropping a 60-47 decision to #19/18 Butler at the ARC.


Men's Soccer

Mrak Released as Valpo's Men's Soccer Coach

Valparaiso University director of athletics Mark LaBarbera has announced that after a review of the men's soccer program, the decision has been made not to retain Mis' Mrak as the Crusaders' head coach.


Baseball

Valpo Baseball Add Five for Incoming Class of 2008

Valparaiso University baseball coach Tracy Woodson has announced the addition of five players to the Crusader baseball program beginning with the 2008 season.


Women's Basketball

Crusaders Begin Road Swing Looking for Fourth Straight Win

Valparaiso takes to the road for the first of four straight games away from the Athletics-Recreation Center on Thursday evening as the Crusaders take on future Horizon League foe Loyola (Chicago). The Crusaders are looking for their fourth consecutive victory. A videocast of the game will be available online through the Horizon League Network.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Host Second Ranked Team in Three Days

After hosting just two ranked teams in a nine-year span prior to this season, Valparaiso takes on a ranked team at the ARC for the second time in three days in the form of #19/18 Butler. The in-state rivals will meet twice each season beginning next year when Valpo joins the Horizon League.


Women's Basketball

Outside Shooting Propels Valpo to Third Straight Win

Valparaiso made 14 three-pointers, shooting 56% from beyond the arc, and had four players tally double figures as the Crusaders defeated Bradley 82-73 on Tuesday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center for the Brown and Gold's third straight victory.


Men's Basketball

Last-Second Shot Lifts #8/9 Marquette Over Valparaiso

Jarryd Loyd (Lincolnwood, Ill./Niles West) hit his third 3-pointer with 23 seconds left to move Valparaiso into a 62-62 tie with #8/9 Marquette, but Dominic James nailed a triple of his own with 3.4 seconds to play, and Brandon McPherson's (Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence North) last-second attempt from just inside halfcourt rimmed out to give the Golden Eagles a 65-62 victory over the Crusaders in front of a capacity crowd at the ARC.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Hoops Can Be Seen 15 Times on Television and the Web This Season

Nine Valparaiso University men's and six Crusader women's basketball games will be shown live either on television or via the internet during the 2006-2007 season.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Hoops Can Be Seen 15 Times on Television and the Web This Season

Nine Valparaiso University men's and six Crusader women's basketball games will be shown live either on television or via the internet during the 2006-2007 season.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Looks for Third Straight Win as Crusaders Host Bradley Tuesday

Valparaiso begins a stretch of three games over six days on Tuesday evening as the Crusaders host Bradley at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Valpo has won two straight and is looking for its first victory ever against the Braves.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Host Marquette Monday

Valparaiso hosts a ranked team at the ARC for just the second time in the last nine seasons, as #8/9 Marquette comes to town to take on the Crusaders Monday night. Opening tip is set for 7:05 p.m.


Volleyball

Crusaders Close Season With Two Victories

Seniors Alex Chism (Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills Central [Miami Univ.]) and Jessie Fox (Granger, Ind./Penn) closed out their Crusader careers with two wins Saturday at the Miami Thanksgiving Invitational in Oxford, Ohio. Valparaiso defeated Fairfield in the morning match, 30-21, 30-27, 30-21, before downing the hosts in the afternoon, 30-24, 27-30, 30-20, 30-24 to earn its third in-season tournament title of the season.


Men's Basketball

Tickets Still Available For Marquee Matchups

The Valparaiso University Ticket Office announced today that tickets are still available for Monday and Wednesday night's men's basketball games, as the Crusaders host #13 Marquette and Butler, respectively, and for Saturday's game at #3 Ohio State. Tickets for women's basketball games are also available, as the Crusaders host Bradley on Tuesday and Notre Dame on Dec. 19.


Women's Basketball

Tickets Still Available For Marquee Matchups

The Valparaiso University Ticket Office announced today that tickets are still available for Monday and Wednesday night's men's basketball games, as the Crusaders host #13 Marquette and Butler, respectively, and for Saturday's game at #3 Ohio State. Tickets for women's basketball games are also available, as the Crusaders host Bradley on Tuesday and Notre Dame on Dec. 19.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Escapes Akron with 50-49 Victory

Launa Hochstetler's (Hiland, Ohio/Berlin H.S.) free throw with 37.8 seconds remaining gave Valpo the lead and Akron missed a shot at the buzzer as the Crusaders held on for a 50-49 victory over the Zips on Wednesday evening in Akron, Ohio.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Fall at North Carolina State

Valparaiso led by one, 27-26, with 7:02 to play in the first half Tuesday evening in Raleigh, N.C., but North Carolina State ended the half on a 14-2 run and pulled away for a 78-64 victory over the Crusaders.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Taking Aim at Fourth Straight Win

The Crusaders look to begin the season 4-0 for the first time since the 1998-1999 campaign as they close out a three-game road trip at North Carolina State.


Women's Cross Country

Rolf Places 41st at NCAA National Meet

Laura Rolf (Rochester, Mich./Lutheran Northwest) finished 41st Monday afternoon at the NCAA Cross Country Championships in Terre Haute, Ind.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Hits the Road Again, Travels to Akron Wednesday Night

Valparaiso plays its final game before the Thanksgiving holiday on Wednesday evening as the Crusaders head to Akron, Ohio to battle the Zips of Akron. The Brown and Gold is looking for its second straight victory, and first of the year away from the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Start Season 3-0 With Win Over Niagara

Valparaiso used key 3-pointers late in the second half from Shawn Huff (Helsinki, Finland/Makelanrinne) and Samuel Haanpaa (Kerava, Finland/Cornerstone [Texas] Christian) to pull away from Niagara Saturday evening, 70-58.


Women's Swimming

Valpo Defeated in Dual Meet at Western Illinois

Valparaiso traveled to Macomb, Ill. on Saturday afternoon for a dual meet with Western Illinois, but the Westerwinds were too much for the Crusaders, defeating the Brown and Gold 193-92.


Men's Swimming

Valpo Falls to Leathernecks on Saturday Afternoon

Despite two individuals posting a pair of victories each, Valparaiso dropped a dual meet to Western Illinois 178-107 on Saturday afternoon in Macomb, Ill.


Football

Four Crusaders Earn Year-End Conference Honors

Valparaiso University had four football players earn Pioneer Football League honors when the conference announced its year-end awards on Friday.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Registers Season's First Victory, Downs Northern Arizona 62-56

Valparaiso got 21 points from Betsy Rietema (Grand Rapids, Mich./Christian H.S.) and 15 more from Tamra Braun (Savage, Minn./Prior Lake H.S.) as the Crusaders picked up their first victory of the 2006-2007 season on Friday night, defeating Northern Arizona 62-56 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Baseball

Crusaders Announce 2007 Baseball Schedule

Valparaiso University coach Tracy Woodson has announced the Crusaders' 2007 baseball schedule, his first campaign since taking over the Brown and Gold program.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Look to Start 3-0 at Niagara Saturday

Valparaiso will look to begin the season 3-0 for the second straight season when the Crusaders head to the Empire State to take on Niagara, Saturday night at 6 p.m. Central time.


Women's Basketball

Crusaders Host Northern Arizona Friday Night in Home Opener

Valparaiso looks to pick up its first victory of the season on Friday evening as the Crusaders return to the Athletics-Recreation Center for the first time in 2006-2007 when the Brown and Gold entertain Northern Arizona. Tip-off is set for 7:05 p.m.


Volleyball

Crusaders Look For Fourth Straight Mid-Con Championship

The Valparaiso volleyball team heads to Tulsa this weekend in search of its fourth consecutive Mid-Continent Conference championship. Valpo will face Western Illinois in the first round on Friday, with the winner to face the winner of Oral Roberts-IUPUI on Saturday for the crown.


Softball

Crusaders Boast Eight NFCA Scholar-Athletes

Eight Valpo softball players have been named National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Scholar-Athletes for their performance in the classroom last season.


Softball

Valpo Inks Four Signees During Early Signing Period

Valparaiso softball coach Randy Schneider announced today that four players have signed National Letters of Intent during the early signing period. Kathryn Boldt, Lisa DeBruzzi, Jill Jacobson, and Jamie Weinburger will join the Crusader program as freshman for the 2008 season.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Add Second Newcomer for 2007-08 Campaign

Valparaiso men's basketball coach Homer Drew announced today that Howard Little will join the Crusader program beginning with the 2007-2008 campaign.


Women's Basketball

Crusaders Defeated at Indiana Wednesday Night

For 20 minutes Valparaiso hung tough with Indiana, the Crusaders' second straight opponent from the Big Ten, but cold second half shooting doomed the Brown and Gold's fate as the Hoosiers defeated Valpo 85-51 on Wednesday night at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind.


Volleyball

Crusaders Ink Three to National Letters of Intent

Valparaiso volleyball coach Carin Avery announced today that Andrea Balsis, Katie Layman and Tara Newton have signed National Letters of Intent and will join the Crusader volleyball program beginning with the 2007 season.


Women's Cross Country

Rolf Named Mid-Con Athlete of the Week

Laura Rolf (Rochester, Mich./Lutheran Northwest) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Cross Country Athlete of the Week for the second time this season after registering a third-place finish at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional last weekend to qualify for the NCAA Cross Country Championships.


Football

Valpo's Riker Selected to Play in East Coast Bowl

Valparaiso University's Jimmy Riker (Tekonsha, Mich./Tekonsha H.S.) has been selected to play in the East Coast Bowl in Petersburg, Va. on November 25.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Prevail Over IPFW in Road Opener

Valparaiso used 14 second-half points from Shawn Huff (Helsinki, Finland/Makelanrinne) to fight off IPFW in Fort Wayne Monday evening, 75-67.


Women's Basketball

Crusaders Set to Face Second Straight Big Ten Opponent as Valpo Travels to Indiana Wednesday

Valparaiso will continue its season-opening road trip against the Big Ten on Wednesday evening as the Crusaders head down state to battle Indiana. Tipoff against the Hoosiers is set for 6 p.m. CST.


Football

Krieg Earns PFL Special Teams Award

Valparaiso University's Mike Krieg (Romeo, Mich./Romeo H.S.) has been named the Pioneer Football League's Special Teams Player of the Week.


Volleyball

Schulz Earns Mid-Con Accolades for Second Straight Week

Junior middle blocker Nicole Schulz (Kewaskum, Wis./Kettle Moraine Lutheran) has been named by the Mid-Continent Conference as its Offensive Player of the Week for the second consecutive week after registering the second-best hitting percentage in a single match in Valpo history last weekend.


Men's Basketball

Tickets Available for Valpo-Ohio State

The Valparaiso University Athletic Ticket Office has tickets available for the Crusaders' December 2 men's basketball game at Ohio State. In addition, tickets remain for the home contests against Marquette and Butler.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Try to Make It Two in a Row Monday in Fort Wayne

The Crusaders look for their fifth win in as many matchups against the Mastodons of IPFW Monday night. Valpo won the only prior meeting between the two squads in Fort Wayne in the 2005-2006 regular season opener.


Men's Swimming

Valpo Defeated by UW-Green Bay and UW-Milwaukee

Valparaiso dropped a pair of meets on Saturday as the Crusaders fell to UW-Green Bay and UW-Milwaukee.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Opens Regular Season With Win Over Calumet

Five players finished with double-digit point totals, and Valparaiso's lead reached as much as 26 points as the Crusaders cruised to a season-opening victory over Calumet, 84-65.


Volleyball

Valpo Sweeps IUPUI in Mid-Con Finale

Senior middle blocker Jessie Fox (Granger, Ind./Penn) registered her 400th career block midway through game two, and Valparaiso used an emphatic .500 hitting percentage in game three to complete the sweep of IUPUI Saturday night in Indianapolis, 30-26, 30-23, 30-22.


Football

Crusaders Close Out 2006 Season With Home Victory Over Aurora

Valparaiso snapped its losing skid on Saturday afternoon and registered its first home victory of the year, closing out the 2006 season with a 20-7 win over Aurora at Brown Field.


Men's Cross Country

Crusaders Close Out Season at Great Lakes Regional

The Valparaiso men's cross country team closed out its 2006 campaign Saturday morning at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional in Bowling Green, Ohio, registering 701 points for a 25th place finish.


Women's Swimming

Crusaders Drop a Pair on Saturday

Valparaiso took to the pool for a pair of meets on Saturday, but the Crusaders dropped both against UW-Green Bay and UW-Milwaukee at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Kick Off Regular Season At ARC Versus Calumet

Valparaiso's men's basketball team begins the 2006-07 campaign Saturday night as the Crusaders host NAIA foe Calumet College at the ARC at 7:05 p.m.


Volleyball

Crusaders Sweep Chicago State in Non-Conference Action

Led by 13 kills on just 15 attacks by reigning Mid-Con Offensive Player of the Week Nicole Schulz (Kewaskum, Wis./Kettle Moraine Lutheran), Valparaiso downed Chicago State in a non-conference matchup Friday night in Chicago, Ill., 30-19, 30-19, 30-19.


Women's Basketball

Slow Start Dooms Valpo in Season Opener

Cold shooting and turnovers put Valparaiso behind early and the Crusaders could not recover, dropping their season opener 64-45 to Northwestern on Friday night in Evanston, Ill.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Ink Bouchie to National Letter of Intent

Valparaiso University men's basketball coach Homer Drew announced today that Bryan Bouchie has signed a National Letter of Intent and will join the Crusader program beginning with the 2007-2008 season.


Women's Tennis

Maluga Announces Resignation from Crusader Tennis Program

After seven-and-a-half seasons as the head women's tennis coach at Valparaiso University, Tim Maluga announced his resignation on Thursday afternoon.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Women Set to Open Regular Season Friday at Northwestern

Valparaiso will open the 2006-2007 campaign on Friday evening as the Crusaders travel to Evanston, Ill. to battle the Wildcats of Northwestern beginning at 6 p.m. CST. The contest will be the first of two straight to open the season for the Brown and Gold against Big Ten foes.


Volleyball

Valpo Closes Out Conference Play This Weekend

Valparaiso closes out the Mid-Con slate for the final time this weekend as the Crusaders travel to Indianapolis to take on IUPUI Saturday night at 6 p.m. The Crusaders also match up against Chicago State Friday night at 7 p.m.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Women Ink Five to National Letters of Intent

Valparaiso University women's basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced that the Crusaders have signed five players to National Letters of Intent and will begin play with the Brown and Gold for the 2007-2008 season.


Women's Basketball

Crusaders Win Final Tune-up

Valparaiso jumped out to a 21-point halftime advantage and hung on to defeat Saint Joseph's (Ind.) 71-56 on Tuesday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center in the Crusaders' final exhibition game.


Football

Valpo Closes Football Season on Saturday Hosting Aurora

Valpo wraps up the 2006 football season on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders entertain Aurora looking for their first home victory of the season. Saturday is also Senior Day as 10 players will compete for the final time at Brown Field.


Volleyball

Valpo's Schulz Earns Mid-Con Accolades

Junior middle blocker Nicole Schulz (Kewaskum, Wis./Kettle Moraine Lutheran) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Offensive Player of the Week after leading the Crusaders to two key conference victories last weekend.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Defeat Trinity Christian in Exhibition Action

Shawn Huff (Helsinki, Finland/Makelanrinne) registered a double-double Monday night and led four Crusaders in double-figures as Valparaiso cruised to a 91-48 victory over Trinity Christian in the final exhibition game for the Crusaders.


Women's Soccer

Michl and Ziegahn Named to Mid-Con All-Tournament Team

Valparaiso University's Ani Michl (Deerfield, Ill./Stevenson H.S.) and Liberty Ziegahn (Anchorage, Alaska/Robert Service H.S.) were each named to the Mid-Continent Conference's All-Tournament Team the league announced on Saturday.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Captures Exhibition Opener from Indiana Wesleyan

Urule Igbavboa (Oakdale, Minn./Tartan) enjoyed a perfect 10-for-10 night from the field as Valparaiso defeated Indiana Wesleyan Saturday night at the ARC, 83-65, in the Crusaders' first exhibition game of the season.


Volleyball

Crusaders Defeat Western Illinois in Four

Jessie Fox (Granger, Ind./Penn) and Alex Chism (Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills Central [Miami]) were victorious in the final home match of their careers, as Valparaiso downed Western Illinois in four games, 30-19, 27-30, 31-29, 30-15, to move into second place in the Mid-Con.


Football

Crusaders Defeated by Dayton

Valparaiso closed out Pioneer Football League play on Saturday afternoon with a 51-7 loss to Dayton in Dayton, Ohio.


Women's Basketball

Crusaders Down Grand Valley State in Exhibition Opener

Valparaiso used stifling defense and timely 3-point shooting from freshman Kelly Peller (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton) to defeat the defending NCAA Division II national champions from Grand Valley State, 50-45, Saturday afternoon at the ARC in the exhibition opener for the Crusaders.


Volleyball

Valpo Uses Potent Offensive Attack to Beat UMKC

Valparaiso used a blistering .362 hitting percentage for the match to defeat UMKC in three straight games Friday night at the ARC, 30-15, 30-27, 31-29. With the win, the Crusaders clinch a berth in the Mid-Con Championship in two weeks.


Volleyball

Valpo to Close Out Home Campaign With Two Key Mid-Con Battles

The Valparaiso volleyball team will be looking to solidify its position in the conference standings, as the Crusaders host UMKC and Western Illinois this weekend in the final home matches of the 2006 schedule.


Women's Soccer

Western Illinois Upsets Valpo in Mid-Con Semifinal

Two second half goals lifted Western Illinois to s 3-2 upset victory over Mid-Continent Conference regular season champion Valparaiso on a cold, overcast Thursday morning in Rochester, Mich.


Men's Basketball

Young Crusader Squad Prepares for Final Season in Mid-Con

Since the inception of the Mid-Continent Conference in 1982, no basketball team has enjoyed more success than the Valparaiso Crusaders, winners of nine regular season championships, eight tournament crowns and a seven-time representative of the league in the NCAA Tournament. In 2007, twenty-five years later, the Crusaders are moving to the Horizon League, but not before a final season in the Mid-Con and one more shot to bring home another championship.


Men's Soccer

Catrow Named to All Mid-Con First Team; Wagner Earns All-Newcomer Accolades

D.J. Catrow (Springfield, Ohio/Catholic Central [Ohio State]) was named to the Mid-Continent Conference First Team, the league announced today, while Joel Wagner (Algonquin, Ill./Dundee Crown) was honored as a member of the league's All-Newcomer Team.


Women's Soccer

Jewell and Anthony Win Major Honors as Six Crusaders Receive Year-End Accolades

Valparaiso University head coach Stephen Anthony was named Mid-Continent Conference Coach of the Year for the second straight season and freshman Sarah Jewell (Kansas City, Mo./Park Hill H.S.) was named the league's Newcomer of the Year as the conference handed out its year-end awards on Wednesday evening.


Football

Valpo Closes Out PFL Schedule Saturday at Dayton

Valpo closes out Pioneer Football League play this Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders travel to Dayton, Ohio to battle the Dayton Flyers. This week's contest also marks the final road game of the season for the Brown and Gold.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Women Set for 2006-2007 Hoops Campaign

With the 2006-2007 basketball season right around the corner for the Valparaiso Crusaders, familiar faces abound for the Brown and Gold and hopes are high for yet another successful season.


Women's Soccer

Women's Soccer Set for Mid-Con Tournament Title Defense

Valparaiso looks to defend its Mid-Continent Conference Tournament title as the Crusaders head to Rochester, Mich. for the league's premier event. The top-seeded Crusaders will face Western Illinois in the semifinals on Thursday, with the winner advancing to Saturday's championship match against either Oakland or Southern Utah.


Women's Soccer

Crusaders Begin Defense of Mid-Con Tournament Title Thursday against Western Illinois

Valparaiso will serve as the top seed in this week's Mid-Continent Conference Women's Soccer Championship beginning Thursday in Rochester, Mich. and face Western Illinois in the semifinals beginning at 10 a.m. CST.


Volleyball

Crusaders Defeated by Missouri State

Valparaiso found itself on the wrong end of a 3-0 decision for the second consecutive day, as Missouri State downed the Crusaders 30-20, 30-26, 30-28 Sunday afternoon in Springfield, Mo.


Volleyball

Crusaders Fall to Golden Eagles

Valparaiso came up short Saturday evening in the second match of its three-match road trip, falling at the hands of Mid-Con rival Oral Roberts 3-0 (30-24, 30-20, 30-22).


Football

Davidson Defeats Crusaders 48-14

Davidson jumped out to a 27-0 halftime lead on the way to defeating Valparaiso 48-14 on Saturday afternoon at Brown Field.


Men's Cross Country

Valpo Finishes Fourth at Mid-Con Meet; Honig Leads Crusaders with 11th Place Finish

Paced by sophomore Chris Honig (Glen Ellyn, Ill./Glenbard South), Valparaiso matched its best finish in Mid-Continent Conference Championship history, placing fourth at the championship meet Saturday in Lee's Summit, Mo.


Men's Soccer

Crusaders Fall to Western Illinois in Season Finale

Valparaiso's bid to earn a repeat trip to the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament was thwarted Friday, as the Crusaders dropped a 5-1 decision at Western Illinois.


Volleyball

Crusaders Fight Off Feisty Centenary Squad

Valparaiso started off its three-match road swing with a victory Friday night, downing Centenary 3-1 (30-25, 30-24, 29-31, 30-16) in Mid-Con action.


Women's Soccer

Mid-Con Champs! Crusaders Tie Southern Utah to Earn Regular Season Crown

On a cold, rainy afternoon at Eastgate Field, Valparaiso played to a 1-1 double-overtime draw with Southern Utah. The tie, coupled with Oakland's 3-2 loss at IUPUI gives Valpo back-to-back Mid-Continent Conference titles, including its first outright crown in school history.


Women's Cross Country

Valparaiso Looks for First Conference Title

The Valparaiso women's cross country team has its sights set on its first conference championship as the squad travels to Lee's Summit, Mo. to run in the Mid-Continent Conference Championship meet on Saturday.


Women's Basketball

Single Game Hoops Tickets On Sale Friday

Single game tickets for Valparaiso University men's and women's basketball games will go on sale Friday, October 27 at 10 a.m.


Men's Cross Country

Crusaders Take Aim at Conference Championship Meet

The Valparaiso men's cross country team looks to make a move into the top half of the league Saturday at the Mid-Continent Conference Cross Country Championship meet in Lee's Summit, Mo.


Men's Soccer

Eastern Illinois Downs Valpo

Valparaiso closed out its 2006 home slate Wednesday afternoon at Eastgate Field, falling 1-0 to the visitors from Eastern Illinois.


Men's Basketball

Single Game Hoops Tickets On Sale Friday

Single game tickets for Valparaiso University men's and women's basketball games will go on sale Friday, October 27 at 10 a.m.


Football

Crusaders Return Home Saturday to Host Davidson

Valpo returns to Brown Field for the first time in nearly a month on Saturday as the Crusaders welcome Davidson to town as part of Parents' Weekend.


Men's Soccer

Crusaders Celebrate Senior Day Wednesday; Close Out Regular Season Friday

The Valparaiso men's soccer team closes out the regular season this week with a pair of matches. Wednesday's home finale against Eastern Illinois will be Senior Day, as eight Crusader seniors will be honored at halftime. Valpo then heads to Western Illinois Friday, where a win will clinch a spot in the Mid-Con Championship for the second consecutive season.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Seeks Mid-Con Title Thursday as Crusaders Host Southern Utah

Valparaiso looks to capture back-to-back Mid-Continent Conference titles on Thursday afternoon hosting Southern Utah at Eastgate Field. The Crusaders shared the league title last season, and are looking for the first outright crown in school history.


Men's Basketball

Bryce Drew Named Associate Head Coach

The Valparaiso University men's basketball program today announced the promotion of Bryce Drew to Associate Head Basketball Coach.


Football

Crusaders Lose to Butler in Inaugural Hoosier Helmet Game

The first time Valparaiso and Butler played for the Hoosier Helmet, the Bulldogs emerged victorious, defeating the Crusaders 32-10 on Saturday afternoon in Indianapolis, Ind.


Women's Swimming

Crusaders Sink Vikings 113-110

Valparaiso posted its second victory of the young season on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders defeated future Horizon League foe Cleveland State 113-110 in Cleveland, Ohio.


Volleyball

IPFW Downs Valparaiso in Three

Valparaiso found itself on the wrong end of a sweep Friday night, as IPFW came into the ARC and defeated the Crusaders 3-0 (30-25, 30-25, 30-22).


Men's Swimming

Cleveland State Swims Past Crusaders

Cleveland State posted victories in all 13 events on Saturday afternoon as the Vikings defeated Valparaiso 153-76 in dual meet action in Cleveland, Ohio.


Men's Soccer

Crusaders Drop Tight Decision at UMKC

Despite Jon Brighton's (Warner Robins, Ga./Houston County) fourth goal of the season, Valparaiso could not come away with a victory Saturday in Kansas City, Mo., losing a key Mid-Con battle to UMKC, 2-1.


Volleyball

Crusaders Earn Sweep at Oakland

Valparaiso fought off a feisty Oakland squad Friday night in Rochester, Mich., earning a three-game sweep (30-24, 30-28, 30-21) over the Golden Grizzlies.


Men's Tennis

Valpo Doubles Team Defeated at ITA Regional Championships

The fall men's tennis season came to a close on Friday evening as the lone Valparaiso doubles team dropped its first round match of the main draw at the ITA Midwest Regional Championships in Minneapolis, Minn.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Upends IUPUI on Record-Setting Afternoon

Four first half goals helped Valparaiso tied the school record for victories in a season on Friday afternoon as the Crusaders defeated IUPUI 4-1 at Eastgate Field.


Women's Swimming

Valpo Wins Eight Events but Falls to Xavier

Valparaiso posted eight event victories on Friday evening in the Crusaders' home opener, but it was not enough as Xavier (Ohio) defeated the Brown and Gold 157-123.


Men's Swimming

Xavier Spoils Valpo's Home Opener

Valparaiso opened the home portion of the 2006-2007 season on Friday evening, but Xavier (Ohio) upended the Crusaders 154-104 at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool.


Men's Tennis

Crusaders Fall in First Round of Singles Qualifying; Two Players Win Consolation Matches

All three players for Valparaiso dropped first round qualifying matches on Wednesday at the ITA Midwest Regional Championships in Minneapolis, Minn., but two rebounded to win consolation contests later in the afternoon.


Women's Tennis

Janssen Wins Opening Round Match at ITA Qualifying

Valparaiso University's Rachel Janssen (Fort Wayne, Ind./Dwenger H.S.) won her first round match at the ITA Midwest Regional Championships in the qualifying draw on Thursday, but fell in her second round contest as well as in the consolation draw held in East Lansing, Mich.


Men's Soccer

Crusaders Fall at Michigan State on Wednesday

Valparaiso dropped a 2-0 decision to Michigan State on Wednesday evening in East Lansing, Mich.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Tabbed Fourth in Mid-Con Preseason Poll

The Valparaiso University men's basketball team is projected to finish fourth in the Mid-Continent Conference this season in a preseason poll of the league's coaches, sports information directors, and selected media members.


Football

Valpo and Butler to Begin Battle for the Helmet This Weekend

When Valparaiso and Butler meet for the 65th time in the schools storied rivalry, they will be playing for more than instate bragging rights. This year marks the inaugural ?Battle for the Helmet".


Football

Crusaders Set to Battle Instate Rival Butler

Valpo continues its storied tradition with instate rival Butler on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders and Bulldogs meet for the 65th time on the gridiron.


Volleyball

Crusaders Drop Tight Battle to Illinois State

The Crusaders jumped out to a 2-1 lead off an impressive game three performance, but were unable to hang on, as Illinois State rallied to down Valpo 3-2 (26-30, 33-31, 17-30, 30-26, 15-11) Tuesday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Men's Soccer

Crusaders Hit the Road for Two Matches

The Valpo men's soccer team will look to separate themselves from the pack of teams fighting for berths in the Mid-Con Championship in a Saturday game at UMKC. Prior to that match, the Crusaders travel for a non-conference match at Michigan State on Wednesday.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Hosts IUPUI Friday in Key Mid-Con Match

Valparaiso enjoys a week with just one match for the first time all season as the Crusaders host IUPUI in a key Mid-Continent Conference match on Friday at Eastgate Field in a battle of the top two defensive teams in the league. Valpo currently leads the Mid-Con with ten points, one ahead of Oakland.


Men's Basketball

Big Game Packs On Sale for Valpo Hoops

Valparaiso University is announcing that Big Game Packs for the upcoming men's basketball season are now on sale at the Valparaiso University Athletic Ticket Office.


Volleyball

Valpo Set for Three Matches This Week

The Crusader volleyball team travels to Oakland for a Mid-Con matchup Friday at 6 p.m. The game is sandwiched in between non-conference home tilts against Illinois State (Tuesday, 7 p.m.) and IPFW (Saturday, 7 p.m.)


Women's Soccer

Valpo Registers Second Straight Draw

Valparaiso concluded its weekend trip to Shreveport, La. with a 0-0 double-overtime draw against McNeese State on Sunday morning in a neutral site non-conference match.


Men's Swimming

Valpo Wins Four Events in Quadrangular Meet

Valparaiso posted four event victories in a quadrangular meet on Sunday in Carmel, Ind. as the Crusaders defeated Butler but fell to Saint Louis and was edged out by Evansville.


Women's Swimming

Valpo Wins One of Three at Quadrangular Meet

Valparaiso kicked off its dual meet season on Sunday defeating Butler but falling to Saint Louis and Evansville in quadrangular action in Carmel, Ind.


Women's Tennis

Janssen Splits Singles Matches at Mastodon Invitational

Rachel Janssen (Fort Wayne, Ind./Dwenger H.S.) split a pair of singles matches on Saturday at the Mastodon Invitational in Fort Wayne, Ind.


Women's Cross Country

Rolf Smashes School Record at Pre-Nationals

Sophomore Laura Rolf (Rochester, Mich./Lutheran Northwest) continued to plow through the Crusader record books Saturday morning, shaving a ridiculous 1:19 off her own 6K school record at the 2006 Pre-Nationals meet in Terre Haute, Ind.


Football

San Diego Topples Valpo Late Saturday Night

San Diego spoiled Valparaiso's Homecoming West on Saturday evening, as the Toreros defeated the Crusaders 68-7 in San Diego, Calif.


Men's Soccer

Valpo Clipped by IUPUI 1-0

In a hard-fought Mid-Con battle at Eastgate Field Saturday afternoon, freshman Eric Weigman scored in the 64th minute to put IUPUI in front and the Jaguars survived several Crusader near misses to earn a 1-0 win.


Men's Cross Country

Crusaders Come in Second at Evansville Invitational

Three Valpo runners finished in the top eight and sophomore Chris Honig (Glen Ellyn, Ill./Glenbard South) ran the fastest Crusader 8K in five years as the Brown and Gold came in second at the Evansville Invitational Saturday morning.


Volleyball

Crusaders Cruise Past Chicago State

Val Bollenbacher (Bremen, Ind./Bremen) had a career-high 16 kills and the Brown and Gold hit .454 as Valpo clobbered Chicago State 30-14, 30-13, 30-12 Saturday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Draws 1-1 at Centenary on Friday Night

A penalty kick goal for both Valparaiso and Centenary proved to be the only scoring on Friday night as the Crusaders and Ladies battled to a 1-1 double-overtime tie in Mid-Continent Conference play down in Shreveport, La.


Volleyball

Valpo Sweeps IUPUI in Key Mid-Con Battle

Four Crusaders finished will double-digit kills and three more had double-digit digs as the Brown and Gold swept IUPUI 30-26, 30-24, 30-25 Friday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center in a matchup of two of the Mid-Continent Conference's top four teams.


Volleyball

Valpo Back at Home for a Pair This Weekend

The Crusaders look to secure their place in the Mid-Con standings Friday night when they host IUPUI at 7:00 p.m. at the Athletics-Recreation Center in a key conference match. Valpo will wrap up the weekend Saturday at 7:00 p.m. against Chicago State.


Men's Soccer

Crusaders at Eastgate Saturday Against IUPUI

Valpo will take on IUPUI Saturday afternoon in the Crusaders' final Mid-Con home match of the season, trying for a school record tying sixth win of the season at home.


Men's Basketball

Midnight Mayhem Set for October 20 at Valpo

Midnight Mayhem presented by Cardinal Bus will take place on Friday, October 20 at the Athletics-Recreation Center to help kickoff the 2006-2007 basketball seasons both the Valparaiso University men's and women's teams.


Women's Basketball

Midnight Mayhem Set for October 20 at Valpo

Midnight Mayhem presented by Cardinal Bus will take place on Friday, October 20 at the Athletics-Recreation Center to help kickoff the 2006-2007 basketball seasons both the Valparaiso University men's and women's teams.


Women's Tennis

Janssen Named Mid-Con Athlete of the Week for Second Time This Fall

Valparaiso University's Rachel Janssen (Fort Wayne, Ind./Dwenger H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Athlete of the Week following her performance at the Rocket Hidden Duals this past weekend.


Football

Valpo Set to Travel to #21 San Diego This Saturday

Valparaiso continues its three-game road trip this weekend as the Crusaders head west to battle nationally-ranked San Diego. The game is part of Valparaiso University's Homecoming West activities on the West Coast and kicks off at 9 p.m. CDT.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Set for Final Road Trip of the Regular Season

Valparaiso takes to the road for the final time in the 2006 regular season this weekend as the Crusaders head to Shreveport, La. for a pair of contests. On Friday, the Brown and Gold face Centenary in Mid-Continent Conference play before battling McNeese State in a neutral site non-conference match on Sunday morning.


Men's Soccer

Shively Strikes Again in Valpo's 2-0 Win

Sean McGinnis (Barrington, Ill./Barrington) posted a shutout in his first start of the season and Steve Shively (Indianapolis, Ind./North Central) tallied his fourth match-winner of the season as the Crusaders blanked IPFW 2-0 Sunday afternoon in Fort Wayne, Ind.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Cruises Past Lewis 5-1

Kendall Brown (Lake Zurich, Ill./Carmel Catholic H.S.) and Sarah Jewell (Kansas City, Mo./Park Hill H.S.) each scored twice as Valparaiso posted a 5-1 non-conference victory over Lewis on Sunday afternoon at Eastgate Field.


Volleyball

Valpo Bounces Kangaroos in Kansas City

The Crusaders closed a brief two-match road trip Saturday night, racing past UMKC 30-26, 30-28, 30-27 at the Swinney Recreation Center in Kansas City, Mo.


Football

Valpo Drops Road Game at Saint Joseph's

Valparaiso was unable to take advantage of several opportunities early in the game and committed several costly turnovers as the Crusaders fell to Saint Joseph's (Ind.) 43-14 on Saturday afternoon at Alumni Field in Rensselaer, Ind.


Women's Tennis

Valpo Finishes Rocket Dual with Three More Victories

Valparaiso wrapped up play at the Rocket Hidden Duals on Saturday afternoon and three Crusaders earned singles victories in Toledo, Ohio.


Men's Tennis

Action Concludes at Valpo Tennis Classic

Alex Lau (Bloomington, Minn./Jefferson Senior H.S.) finished runner-up in the C Flight as the Crusaders closed out the inaugural Valpo Fall Classic on Saturday at the Valparaiso University Tennis Complex.


Women's Swimming

Crusaders Open Season with a Sixth Place Finish at Dennis Stark Relays

Valparaiso dove into the pool for the first time in the 2006-2007 season on Friday evening and finished in sixth place at the Dennis Stark Relays in Notre Dame, Ind.


Men's Tennis

Day One Complete at Valpo Fall Classic

Every player for the Crusaders posted at least one victory on Friday afternoon, either in singles or doubles, as play came a close on the opening day of the inaugural Valpo Fall Classic held at the Valparaiso University Tennis Complex.


Women's Soccer

IPFW Ends Valpo's Record Win Streak

Valparaiso saw its school record eight-match winning streak come to an end on Friday evening as the Crusaders dropped a 1-0 decision to IPFW in Fort Wayne, Ind.


Men's Swimming

Valpo Fifth at Dennis Stark Relays

Valparaiso turned in a fifth place performance at the Dennis Stark Relays on Friday night in Notre Dame, Ind. as the Crusaders opened the 2006-2007 campaign.


Women's Tennis

Valpo Suffers Rough Opening Day at Rocket Hidden Duals

Valparaiso kicked off the Rocket Hidden Duals on Friday with one singles victory and two doubles wins on the opening day of competition in Toledo, Ohio.


Volleyball

Crusaders Drop Nail-Biter at Western Illinois

Angie Porché (Lynwood, Ill./Thornton-Fractional South) had more kills than any Crusader this season and Sara Hughes (San Antonio, Texas/Perrysburg, Ohio, H.S.) had the second best passing night in program history, but the Brown and Gold dropped a heartbreaking 25-30, 30-28, 21-30, 30-27, 18-16 decision Friday night at Western Illinois.


Volleyball

Valpo Back on the Road for a Pair of Mid-Con Battles

After four straight matches at the Athletics-Recreation Center, the Crusaders are back on the road this weekend for a pair of conference tilts against Western Illinois and UMKC.


Men's Soccer

Crusaders Fall 4-2 at Northwestern

Valpo mounted a furious comeback from a 4-0 hole on a windy afternoon in Evanston, Ill. but came up short, dropping a 4-2 decision to Northwestern Wednesday.


Men's Soccer

Crusaders On the Road for a Pair of Non-Conference Matches

After playing five of their last six at home, the Crusaders, ranked ninth in the Midwest Region, are on the road this week against Northwestern and IPFW. The Brown and Gold are 1-2 on the road this season, but 6-4 overall, matching last season's win total, three shy of a program record.


Football

Valpo Heads to Saint Joseph's Looking to Rebound with a Win

Valparaiso begins its longest road trip of the season this weekend as the Crusaders travel down the road to Rensselaer, Ind. to battler region rival Saint Joseph's on Saturday afternoon. The contest is the first of three straight the Brown and Gold will play away from Brown Field.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Looks to Continue Streaking as Crusaders Travel to IPFW, Host Lewis This Weekend

Valparaiso looks to extend its school-best eight match winning streak this weekend as the Crusaders step out of conference play for a pair of matches. On Friday the Brown and Gold will head to Fort Wayne, Ind. to battle IPFW while on Sunday the Crusaders will host Lewis on Senior Day at Eastgate Field.


Women's Swimming

Swim Season Opens This Weekend for Crusader Women

As the 2006-2007 women's swimming and diving season gets underway at Valparaiso University, youth is the story of the year. Third year head coach Bryan Morrison returns just four individuals from last year's squad which went 1-11 overall in dual meets and finished in seventh place in the Mid-Continent Conference.


Men's Soccer

Ryan Schwarz Honored by Mid-Con

Ryan Schwarz (Rockford, Ill./Boylan Catholic), Valpo's sterling freshman keeper, was named the Mid-Continent Conference's Defensive Player of the Week today after shutting out preseason conference favorite Oakland Saturday at Eastgate Field.


Men's Swimming

Valpo Men Dive Into Pool Beginning this Weekend

A blend of youth and experience is what is in store for the Valparaiso University men's swimming and diving program heading into the 2006-2007 season.


Women's Soccer

Valpo's White Earns Mid-Con Offensive Honors from the League

Valparaiso University's Jessie White (Buffalo Grove, Ill./Buffalo Grove H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference's Offensive Player of the Week after leading the Crusaders to a pair of wins on the weekend.


Women's Soccer

Eight Straight for Valpo as Crusaders Win in Dramatic Fashion

Jessie White's (Buffalo Grove, Ill./Buffalo Grove H.S.) with 1:24 remaining lifted Valparaiso to its school record eighth straight victory on Sunday afternoon as the Crusaders defeated Oakland 2-1 in Rochester, Mich.


Football

Jacksonville Spoils Valpo's Homecoming with 34-17 Win

Two Valparaiso turnovers in the third quarter led to a pair of Jacksonville touchdowns as the Dolphins turned a halftime deficit into a 34-17 victory over the Crusaders on Homecoming afternoon Saturday at Brown Field.


Men's Soccer

Valpo Back on Track After Win Over Oakland

Freshman Steve Shively (Indianapolis, Ind./North Central) scored his third match-winning goal of the season and classmate Ryan Schwarz (Rockford, Ill./Boylan Catholic) posted his fourth shutout of the year as Valpo knocked off preseason conference favorite Oakland for the second year in a row, 1-0 Saturday at Eastgate Field in Valparaiso, Ind.


Volleyball

Valpo Rebounds to Beat Centenary

One night after their first home loss in two years, the Crusaders bounced back with a 30-16, 30-16, 30-17 win over Centenary Saturday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Volleyball

Crusaders Fall in Five to Oral Roberts

Valpo battled back valiantly from a 2-0 hole against preseason conference favorite Oral Roberts, forcing a decisive game five before eventually falling 30-24, 30-26, 22-30, 26-30, 15-11 Friday in front of 1,152 raucous fans at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Men's Cross Country

Crusaders Run Strong at Notre Dame Invitational

Valpo faced off with some of North America's top collegiate teams Friday afternoon at the Notre Dame Invitational Gold Race, placing 19th out of 25 squads and watching their top four finishers achieve personal-best 8K times.


Men's Soccer

Crusaders Take On Preseason Conference Favorite Oakland Saturday at Eastgate

Coming off a tough road loss at Centenary last weekend, the Crusaders have a shot at revenge Saturday at Eastgate Field when they host Oakland at 12:00 p.m. The Golden Grizzlies ended Valpo's 2005 season with a 4-2 win in the semifinals of the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament.


Women's Soccer

Crusaders Win School Record Seventh Straight, Down Youngstown State 3-0

Valparaiso won its school record seventh straight match on Friday afternoon, while also setting a school mark for road wins in a season, as the Crusaders defeated Youngstown State 3-0 in Youngstown, Ohio.


Women's Cross Country

Laura Rolf Carries Crusaders in Near-Record Style

Sophomore Laura Rolf (Rochester, Mich./Lutheran Northwest) obliterated her previous career-best and nearly broke one of Valpo's most hallowed school records Friday afternoon at the Notre Dame Invitational Blue Race, leading the Crusaders against 18 of the nation's top teams.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Hosting Third Annual Basketball Clinic for Girls

Valparaiso University's women's basketball program is holding their third annual Parents Night Out Girls' Basketball Clinic on Saturday, October 14 from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Volleyball

Valpo-Oral Roberts Clash Highlights Another Weekend at Home

The Crusader volleyball team kicks off Homecoming weekend with perhaps their biggest home match of the season, Friday at 7:00 p.m. against preseason conference favorite Oral Roberts at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Valpo rounds out the weekend with another Mid-Con match, Saturday at 7:00 p.m. against Centenary at the ARC.


Football

Crusaders Set to Host Jacksonville on Saturday for Annual Homecoming Game

Valparaiso hosts its annual Homecoming game this Saturday afternoon at Brown Field as the Crusaders entertain Jacksonville.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Takes Win Streak to the Road this Weekend

After a brief two-match homestand, Valparaiso takes the longest winning streak in school history back on the road for its next three contests beginning with a pair this weekend. On Friday, the Crusaders will tangle with future Horizon League foe Youngstown State before returning to Mid-Continent Conference action on Sunday at Oakland.


Women's Cross Country

Crusaders Earn First Ever Regional Ranking

Behind two strong efforts in the season's first two events, the Valpo women's cross country team is ranked eighth in the Women's Intercollegiate Cross Country Coaches Association (WICCA) Great Lakes Regional Poll, the first ever ranking for the program.


Men's Tennis

Shideler Earns Tennis Accolades

Valparaiso University's Mike Shideler (Valparaiso, Ind./Munster H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Athlete of the Week following his performance at the Bradley Invitational this past weekend.


Women's Soccer

Thomas Named Mid-Con Defensive Player of the Week

Valparaiso University's Jackie Thomas (Overland Park, Kan./Blue Valley Northwest H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Defensive Player of the Week after leading the Crusaders to a pair of victories over the weekend.


Men's Tennis

Crusaders Post Three Wins on Sunday

Valparaiso posted three consolation draw titles on Sunday afternoon as the Crusaders wrapped up play at the Bradley Invitational in Peoria, Ill.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Ties School Record with Sixth Straight Victory after Downing Evansville Sunday

Valparaiso scored twice in the first half which proved to be more than enough on Sunday afternoon at Eastgate Field and the Crusaders defeated Evansville 3-0 tying a school record with their sixth straight victory.


Men's Tennis

Several Crusaders Earn Berths in Championship Matches at Bradley Invitational

Saturday turned out to be a solid day for Valparaiso's men's tennis team as the Crusaders posted numerous victories at the Bradley Invitational held in Peoria, Ill. Rain delayed play and forced it indoors eventually.


Men's Soccer

Valpo Drops First Mid-Con Match of the Season

Centenary scored twice within just over two minutes late in the second half on Saturday afternoon as the Gents handed Valparaiso its first Mid-Continent Conference loss of the season 4-2 in Shreveport, La.


Football

Crusaders Drop Close Game to Drake at Home

A late Drake interception returned for a touchdown in the final minute spoiled Valparaiso's chance to tie the game on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders fell 21-7 to the Bulldogs in Pioneer Football League action at Brown Field.


Men's Tennis

Crusaders Open Bradley Invitational with Mixed Results

Valparaiso posted four victories on Friday evening as the Crusaders opened the Bradley Invitational in Peoria, Ill.


Volleyball

Valpo Opens Mid-Con Season With Win

The Crusaders opened their defense of three straight Mid-Continent Conference titles Friday night against Oakland at the Athletics-Recreation Center, winning 30-14, 30-20, 30-19 for their sixth win in a row over all and 25th straight on their home court.


Women's Soccer

Valpo's Overtime Magic Continues as Crusaders Top Oral Roberts for Fifth Straight Win

For the fourth time this 2006 season Valparaiso needed extra time for a victory, but Jackie Thomas' (Overland Park, Kan./Blue Valley Northwest H.S.) goal with just 1:33 left in the second overtime period gave the Crusaders a 2-1 victory over Oral Roberts in Mid-Continent Conference play on Friday afternoon at Eastgate Field.


Women's Tennis

Women's Tennis Announces 2007 Spring Schedule

Valparaiso University women's tennis coach Tim Maluga has announced his 2007 spring schedule for the Crusaders.


Men's Basketball

Tarrance Price Joins Valpo Staff

Tarrance Price, who went to two NCAA Tournaments as a member of the Crusader basketball team from 1998-2000, has rejoined the Valpo family as the Director of Basketball Operations, Head Coach Homer Drew announced today.


Men's Tennis

Valpo Men's Tennis Announces 2007 Spring Slate

Valparaiso University men's tennis coach Jim Daugherty has announced the completion of his 2007 spring schedule which includes four home matches, including three at the Valparaiso University Tennis Complex.


Football

Crusaders Return Home Saturday to Host Drake for Youth Day

Valparaiso returns to Brown Field this Saturday to host Drake in a big Pioneer Football League game after the Crusaders posted a thrilling road win at Morehead State last weekend. Saturday is Youth Day with elementary and middle school students receiving free admission with purchase of an adult ticket.


Men's Soccer

Valpo to the Road Saturday for Mid-Con Matchup With Centenary

The Crusaders are on the road for the first time in three weeks, traveling to Shreveport, La. to take on the Centenary Gents Saturday at 3:00 p.m. in their second Mid-Con match of the season. No Valpo men's soccer team has started conference play 2-0 since 1997, something the Brown and Gold can do with a win.


Women's Soccer

Crusaders Return Home This Weekend Looking to Extend Win Streak

Valparaiso returns home to Eastgate Field following a successful 4-0 road trip over the past two weekends. On Friday, the Brown and Gold host Oral Roberts in Mid-Continent Conference action, while on Sunday Valpo entertains Evansville.


Volleyball

Crusaders at Home for First Time All Season Tuesday and Friday Nights

After nearly one full month on the road, the Crusader volleyball team opens the home schedule this week with a pair of matches at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Valpo will meet DePaul Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. and play their first Mid-Con match of the year Friday against Oakland at 7:00 p.m.


Volleyball

Crusaders Down DePaul in Home Opener

For the first time this year, and the 24th straight time since 2004, the Crusader volleyball team won a match at the Athletics-Recreation Center, toppling DePaul 30-20, 30-17, 23-30, 30-17 Tuesday night.


Men's Soccer

Jeremy Stacy Named Mid-Con Offensive Player of the Week

For the first time in his four-year career, midfielder Jeremy Stacy (Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills Central) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference's Offensive Player of the Week.


Women's Soccer

Murray Earns Mid-Con Defensive Player of the Week

After back-to-back shutouts last weekend, Valparaiso University's Erin Murray (Pleasanton, Calif./Amador Valley H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Defensive Player of the Week.


Volleyball

Two Crusaders on Catamount Clash All-Tournament Team

After winning a share of the Catamount Clash V Tournament Title Saturday in Cullowhee, N.C., Jessie Fox (Granger, Ind./Penn) and Nicole Schulz (Kewaskum, Wis./Kettle Moraine Lutheran) have been named to the All-Tournament Team.


Volleyball

Valpo Volleyball Team Looking for Girls to Volunteer at Home Matches

The Valparaiso University volleyball team is looking for area fifth through eighth grade girls to help assist during warm-up activities and serve as assistants during all home matches this season.


Men's Tennis

Kooyers and Venegas Win Consolation Title at Ball State Invitational

Nic Kooyers (Holland, Mich./Holland H.S.) and Joe Venegas (Saint Charles, Ill./North H.S.) won the A Doubles consolation flight at the Ball State Fall Invitational on Sunday afternoon as competition wrapped up in the three-day event.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Off to Best Start Ever after Blanking Northern Iowa

Valparaiso posted its second straight shutout on Sunday afternoon in Cedar Falls, Iowa as the Crusaders blanked Northern Iowa 4-0 to improve to 6-2 on the season, the best start in school history.


Men's Soccer

Crusaders Clipped by Cleveland State

Despite an 18-3 shot advantage in the second half and Viking red card in the 85th minute, the Crusaders could not overcome a halftime deficit and lost 2-1 to Cleveland State Sunday afternoon at Eastgate Field.


Volleyball

Crusaders Win Catamount Clash With Three-Game Defeat of Western Carolina

The Valpo volleyball team finished off a clean sweep of the Catamount Clash V Tournament and won a share of the tournament title with a 3-0 win over host Western Carolina Saturday morning in Cullowhee, N.C.


Men's Tennis

Day Two Proves Fruitful for Crusaders at Ball State Invitational

Valparaiso had a much more successful day two than the Crusaders did in day one at the Ball State Fall Invitational on Saturday in Muncie, Ind. as Tom Litscher (Eau Claire, Wis./Memorial H.S.) advanced to the consolation singles finals while a Brown and Gold doubles team advanced to the consolation doubles finals.


Football

Valpo Uses Late Touchdown to Defeat Morehead State in PFL Opener

Ryan Doerffler's (Fort Wayne, Ind./Concordia H.S.) 79-yard touchdown pass to Steve Ogden (Wauwatosa, Wis./West H.S.) with 31 seconds remaining gave Valparaiso a 42-35 victory over Morehead State in the Pioneer Football League opener for both schools in Morehead, Ky. on Saturday afternoon.


Women's Cross Country

Crusaders Outstanding at Indiana Intercollegiates

The Valpo women's cross country team, fresh off a win at the Crusader Invitational, continued their brilliant opening to the season with a second place finish at the 26-team Indiana Intercollegiates Friday in Terre Haute, Ind.


Men's Tennis

Lau Advances in Singles and Doubles at Ball State Invitational

Valparaiso University's Alex Lau (Bloomington, Minn./Jefferson Senior H.S.) had success in singles and doubles on Friday afternoon on the opening day of the Ball State Fall Invitational in Muncie, Ind., the Crusaders first fall event of the season.


Men's Soccer

Valpo Opens Mid-Con Play With Big Win

After 82 minutes of scoreless soccer, Jon Brighton (Warner Robins, Ga./Houston County) got the Crusaders on the board and an insurance goal two minutes later secured the win as Valpo defeated Oral Roberts for the first time since 1998, 2-0 at Eastgate Field Friday night.


Volleyball

Valpo Perfect Through Day One at Catamount Clash

The Crusader defense held the Kennesaw State attack to a -.159 hitting percentage and freshman Val Bollenbacher (Bremen, Ind./Bremen) set a career-high with 10 kills as Valpo rolled past the Owls 30-18, 30-19, 30-11 in their second match at the Catamount Clash V Tournament in Cullowhee, N.C.


Men's Cross Country

Valpo Races to Eighth Place Finish at Indiana Intercollegiates

Five Crusaders placed in the top 67, led by a top 20 finish from Chris Honig (Waupaca, Wis./Glenbard, Ill., South), as the Valpo men's cross country team checked in eighth at the 25-team Indiana Intercollegiates Friday in Terre Haute, Ind.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Wins Season Opener with another OT Goal

Valparaiso opened the Mid-Continent Conference season on Friday afternoon with a 1-0 overtime victory over Western Illinois in Macomb, Ill. for the Crusaders' third straight victory as well as their third overtime triumph of the year.


Volleyball

Crusaders Claw Panthers at Catamount Clash

Nicole Schulz (Kewaskum, Wis./Kettle Moraine Lutheran) had a monster morning and the Crusader offense was firing on all cylinders as Valpo blew past High Point 30-14, 30-25, 30-17 in the first match of the Catamount Clash V Tournament in Cullowhee, N.C. Friday.


Softball

2006 Softball Camps Set for October 7

The Valparaiso softball team will host its 2006 softball camps Saturday, October 7 at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.


Volleyball

Crusaders Off to Carolina for Catamount Clash This Weekend

Every year under Carin Avery the Crusaders have won two in-season tournaments. With one tournament win already under their belts and the conference season lurking next week, the Brown and Gold will head to Cullowhee, N.C. for this weekend's Catamount Clash V Tournament hosted by Western Carolina.


Men's Soccer

Crusaders Square Off With Mid-Con, Horizon League This Weekend

Ranked #7 in the Midwest Region by the NSCAA, the Crusaders open their final season in the Mid-Continent Conference Friday night against rival Oral Roberts at 4:30 p.m. Then on Sunday, Valpo gets a glimpse at the future taking on the Horizon League's Cleveland State at 1:00 p.m. Both matches will be played at Eastgate Field and both will be broadcast live on 95.1 FM and online at www.valpo.edu/athletics.


Football

Crusaders Set for PFL Opener

Valparaiso opens Pioneer Football League competition on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders head to Morehead State.


Football

Valpo's Koepke Named to AFCA Good Works Team

Valparaiso University's Ryan Koepke (Fort Wayne, Ind./Homestead H.S.) is among 11 NCAA 1-AA, II, II, and NAIA football players selected to the American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team.


Women's Soccer

Crusaders Set to Open Mid-Con Play this Weekend

Valparaiso opens up defense of its Mid-Continent Conference regular season title on Friday afternoon as the Crusaders head to Macomb, Ill. to battle Western Illinois. Valpo then closes out its four-match road trip on Sunday afternoon at Northern Iowa.


Women's Tennis

Janssen Opens Fall Season with Athlete of the Week Honor

Valparaiso University's Rachel Janssen (Fort Wayne, Ind./Dwenger H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Athlete of the Week following the opening weekend of competition for the Crusaders.


Women's Cross Country

Laura Rolf Named Mid-Con Athlete of the Week

After winning the Crusader Invitational and leading the Brown and Gold to their first ever team win at the event Friday, sophomore Laura Rolf (Rochester, Mich./Lutheran Northwest) was today named the Mid-Continent Conference Athlete of the Week.


Men's Tennis

Crusader Men Set to Take the Courts for the Fall

After a solid spring season which saw the Valparaiso Crusaders finish runner-up in the Mid-Continent Conference, the Brown and Gold are set to take the courts this fall in various tournament competitions.


Men's Tennis

Valparaiso University Tennis Complex Dedication Set for Saturday, September 30

Valparaiso University is excited to announce the dedication of the Valparaiso University Tennis Complex on Saturday, September 30 at 10:30 a.m. as part of Homecoming weekend festivities.


Women's Tennis

Valparaiso University Tennis Complex Dedication Set for Saturday, September 30

Valparaiso University is excited to announce the dedication of the Valparaiso University Tennis Complex on Saturday, September 30 at 10:30 a.m. as part of Homecoming weekend festivities.


Football

Valpo Football Hosting Youth Day September 23 against Drake

Valparaiso University will be hosting Youth Day on September 23 for the Crusaders football game against Drake.


Volleyball

Valpo Honored by AVCA for Academic Achievement

For the third consecutive season, the Valparaiso University volleyball team received the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award for the 2005-06 school year.


Women's Soccer

Brown Named Mid-Con Offensive Player of the Week

The Mid-Continent Conference announced Monday that Valparaiso University forward Kendall Brown (Lake Zurich, Ill./Catholic Central H.S.) has been named the league's Offensive Player of the Week following her efforts in a pair of Crusader victories over the weekend.


Women's Tennis

Crusaders Fare Well at Season Opening Tournament

Valparaiso opened the 2006 fall tennis season on Saturday and Sunday with several top performances at the DePauw Invitational held in Greencastle, Ind.


Women's Soccer

Johnson Scores Twice as Valpo Tops Lipscomb

Lori Johnson (Sachse, Texas/Naaman Forest H.S.) scored twice and Valparaiso unloaded 39 shots toward goal on Sunday afternoon as the Crusader completed a weekend trip to Nashville, Tenn. with a 3-1 victory over Lipscomb.


Men's Soccer

Buffalo Races Past Valpo Sunday at Eastgate

The Buffalo Bulls scored the first four goals of the match and got a hat trick from Andrae Clarke en route to a 5-1 win over the Crusaders Sunday afternoon at Eastgate Field in Valparaiso, Ind.


Volleyball

Crusaders Back on Track After Win at Drake

Valpo closed out their first trip to the state of Iowa since 1995 with a win, knocking off Drake 30-25, 30-25, 30-25 in Des Moines Saturday night behind a record-breaking night from sophomore Brittany Marks (Elkhart, Ind./Memorial).


Volleyball

South Dakota State Sends Valpo to 3-0 Loss

For the second straight match at the Cyclone Classic in Ames, Iowa, the Crusaders were on the wrong end of a three-game decision, losing 30-27, 31-29, 30-28 to South Dakota State Saturday afternoon.


Football

Trinity International Spoils Valpo's Home Opener

Steve Ogden (Wauwatosa, Wis./West H.S.) caught two touchdown passes and Jeff Horton (Saint Louis, Mo./Lutheran North H.S.) added another but it was not enough as Trinity International utilized a 24-point second quarter to defeat Valparaiso 39-20 on Saturday afternoon at Brown Field to spoil the Crusaders' home opener.


Men's Cross Country

Crusaders Start Season With Solid Showing

Newcomer Chris Honig (Waupaca, Wis./Glenbard South, Ill.) paced the Valpo pack at the Crusader Invitational Friday afternoon at Sunset Hills Farm in Valparaiso, Ind., leading the Brown and Gold to a third place finish.


Volleyball

Valpo Comes Up Short at Cyclone Classic

Valpo opened the Cyclone Classic in Ames, Iowa Friday night, falling to host Iowa State 30-17, 30-26, 30-23.


Men's Soccer

Valpo to 4-1 After Shutout Win Friday Night

J.J. Eschenburg (Edgewood, N.M./Moriarty) had a goal and an assist and Ryan Schwarz (Rockford, Ill./Boylan Catholic) made seven saves for his second shutout of the season as the Crusaders improved to 4-1 with a 2-0 win over Western Michigan Friday night at Eastgate Field.


Women's Cross Country

Valpo Wins First Crusader Invitational in Style

For the first time in the 18-year history of the event, the Valpo women's cross country team won the Crusader Invitational Friday, riding the one-two finishes of Laura Rolf (Rochester, Mich./Lutheran Northwest) and Danielle Nunnelly (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso) to best second-place Notre Dame by one point at Sunset Hills Farm.


Women's Soccer

Brown's OT Goal Lifts Valpo Past Belmont

Kendall Brown's (Lake Zurich, Ill./Carmel Catholic H.S.) second goal of the match came just 28 seconds into overtime as Valparaiso rallied from a late deficit to defeat Belmont 3-2 on Friday evening in Nashville, Tenn. as the Crusaders began a four-match road trip.


Women's Tennis

Crusader Tennis Set for Fall Campaign

After two straight appearances in the NCAA Tournament, the Valparaiso University women's tennis team will take to the court beginning on Saturday morning for the fall portion of their schedule.


Men's Cross Country

Veteran Crusader Squad Ready to Make an Impact in 2006

In 2005, a youthful Crusader men's cross country team got their feet wet at the collegiate level and picked up a second-straight sixth-place finish at the Mid-Continent Conference Championships. Now, with seven of their top nine runners from last year's conference meet back, Valpo is poised to make a move toward the top of the league in 2006.


Women's Cross Country

Valpo Poised for Major Breakthrough in 2006

For three straight seasons the Crusader women's cross country team has been building, finishing third at the conference championships each of the last three years. But now, with two of the Mid-Con's 10 fastest runners back and primed for bigger things, the Brown and Gold have their sights set higher; all the way to the top of the Mid-Continent Conference.


Volleyball

Crusaders Back in Action This Weekend at Iowa State's Cyclone Classic

The young Crusaders head out to Iowa for the first time since 1995 this weekend to face Iowa State and South Dakota State Friday and Saturday as part of the Cyclone Classic before tangling with Drake Saturday night in Des Moines.


Men's Soccer

Catrow Named to Soccer Times National Weekly Honor Roll

The honors keep rolling in for the Crusader men's soccer team, ranked sixth in the NSCAA Midwest Region, as today senior forward D.J. Catrow (Springfield, Ohio/Catholic Central) has been named to the Soccer Times National Weekly Honor Roll for his play at the Copa de Causeway Tournament in California.


Men's Soccer

Valpo Soccer Opens Four-Match Homestand With Western Michigan and Buffalo

Off to the best start in program history, the 3-1 Crusaders begin a four-match homestand Friday at 4:30 p.m. against Western Michigan before taking on Buffalo at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday. Both matches will be carried live on 95.1 FM and online at www.valpo.edu/athletics.


Women's Soccer

Crusaders Head to Nashville This Weekend for a Pair of Matches

Valparaiso heads to Nashville, Tenn. this weekend for a pair of matches against Atlantic Sun foes. On Friday, the Crusaders will face the Bruins of Belmont before heading across town on Sunday to face the Lady Bisons of Lipscomb.


Men's Soccer

Valpo Ranked Sixth in NSCAA Regional Poll

For the first time in the program's 24-year history, the Crusader men's soccer team has earned a regional ranking from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), checking in sixth in this week's Midwest Regional Poll.


Women's Basketball

Valpo to Host 12th Annual Basketball Coaching Clinic

Valparaiso University will be hosting its 12th Annual Basketball Coaching Clinic on Friday, September 22 and Saturday September 23.


Football

Valpo Set for 2006 Home Opener Saturday against Trinity International

Valparaiso opens the 2006 home campaign on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders entertain Trinity International. The Crusaders are coming off of a 54-0 victory over Wisconsin Lutheran in the season opener last Saturday.


Men's Soccer

D.J. Catrow Named Mid-Con Player of the Week

D.J. Catrow's (Springfield, Ohio/Catholic Central) four-goal performance at the Copa de Causeway Tournament in California has netted the senior the Mid-Con's Offensive Player of the Week Award, the league announced today.


Women's Basketball

Crusader Season Basketball Tickets Now On Sale

Season tickets for Valparaiso University basketball are now on sale for the 2006-2007 season.


Men's Basketball

Crusader Season Basketball Tickets Now On Sale

Season tickets for Valparaiso University basketball are now on sale for the 2006-2007 season.


Men's Soccer

D.J. Catrow Scores Twice but Valpo Falls in California

For the second straight match D.J. Catrow (Springfield, Ohio/Catholic Central) scored two goals, but Monday night it was not enough as Valpo lost for the first time all season, falling 3-2 at Sacramento State in the final match of the Copa de Causeway Tournament.


Football

Valpo's Krieg Named PFL Special Teams Player of the Week

Valparaiso University's Mike Krieg (Romeo, Mich./Romeo H.S.) has been named the Pioneer Football League's Special Teams Player of the Week after a perfect performance in his collegiate debut on Saturday at Wisconsin Lutheran.


Volleyball

Brittany Marks Named to Shamrock Invitational All-Tournament Team

Sophomore libero Brittany Marks (Elkhart, Ind./Memorial) has been named to the Shamrock Invitational All-Tournament Team after helping the Brown and Gold to a third-place finish at the event, hosted by Notre Dame.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Falls to Undefeated Akron 1-0

Valparaiso battled for 90 minutes against Akron on Sunday afternoon at Eastgate Field but the Zips came away with the lone goal of the match in the 79th minute to defeat the Crusaders 1-0.


Football

Horton Has Record-Setting Day as Valpo Routs Wisconsin Lutheran in Season Opener

Jeff Horton (Saint Louis, Mo./Lutheran North H.S.) set Valparaiso's career rushing record while also scoring four touchdowns and Steve Ogden (Wauwatosa, Wis./West H.S.) had more than 200 yards receiving as the Crusaders defeated Wisconsin Lutheran 54-0 on Saturday afternoon in the season opener for both schools in Milwaukee, Wis.


Men's Soccer

Record Start Continues for Crusaders in California

D.J. Catrow (Springfield, Ohio/Catholic Central) scored twice in the first 17 minutes and the Brown and Gold withstood a relentless UC-Davis attack in the second half for a 3-2 win Saturday night at the Copa de Causeway Tournament in Davis, Calif., moving to 3-0 on the season for the first time since 1987.


Volleyball

Valpo Provides Tough Test for Another Top Opponent

For the second straight match, the Crusaders played point-for-point with one of the nation's best, falling 30-26, 24-30, 30-13, 30-26 to #13 Missouri Saturday at the Shamrock Invitational in Notre Dame, Ind.


Volleyball

Crusaders Back in Win Column After Five-Game Thriller Against Idaho

Allison Sears (Elkhart, Ind./Memorial) was one of three Crusaders to set a career-high in kills and Valpo battled back after dropping game one to defeat Idaho 27-30, 30-28, 32-30, 22-30, 15-9 Saturday evening in Notre Dame, Ind. at the Shamrock Invitational.


Volleyball

Crusaders Fall Just Short at #21 Notre Dame

The Crusader volleyball team hung right with #21 Notre Dame Friday night but came up just short in the end, falling 30-25, 27-30, 31-29, 30-22 in their first match at the Shamrock Invitational in Notre Dame, Ind.


Women's Soccer

Second Half Outburst Lifts Valpo Past Cleveland State

Valparaiso erupted for three second half goals after an even first half as the Crusaders defeated Cleveland State 4-1 on Friday afternoon at Eastgate Field.


Volleyball

Sixth-Ranked Santa Clara Too Much for Valpo Friday Afternoon

The Santa Clara Broncos flexed their muscles and proved why they're ranked #6 in the nation on Friday afternoon in Notre Dame, Ind., defeating the Valpo Crusaders 30-20, 30-13, 30-21 at the Joyce Center.


Men's Soccer

National Awards Piling Up for Valpo's Paul Leitelt

Paul Leitlet's (Munster, Ind./Munster) four-goal, two-assist weekend has netted the midfielder a couple more awards, as he has today been named the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and Soccer Times National Player of the Week.


Football

Valpo Set to Kickoff Season Saturday at Wisconsin Lutheran

The 86th season of Valparaiso University football kicks off on Saturday afternoon as the Brown and Gold travel to Milwaukee, Wis. to battle the Warriors of Wisconsin Lutheran. This is the second straight season Valpo and Wisconsin Lutheran have met to open the year.


Volleyball

Valpo Volleyball Faces Stern Test This Weekend at Notre Dame

The 3-0 Crusaders bring their unblemished record to Notre Dame, Ind. to square off with three of the nation's top 21 teams Friday and Saturday. The Brown and Gold will face #6 Santa Clara Friday morning before squaring off with #21 Notre Dame, #13 Missouri and Idaho at the Shamrock Invitational.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Concludes Homestand Against Cleveland State and Akron This Weekend

Valparaiso concludes its three-match homestand this weekend with a pair of non-conference contests. On Friday, Valpo will meet future Horizon League opponent Cleveland State, while entertaining Akron for the first time in school history on Sunday afternoon.


Men's Soccer

Brown and Gold Look to Carry Hot Start Into California

At 2-0 for the first time since 1987, the Crusaders head west for the Copa de Causeway Tournament against UC-Davis and Sacramento State. Valpo will be in action Saturday night in Davis, Calif. and Monday afternoon in Sacramento.


Volleyball

Four Crusaders Named to Chicagoland Classic All-Tournament Team

Jessie Fox (Granger, Ind./Penn) was named the Tournament's Most Valuable Player and was one of four Crusaders selected to the All-Tournament Team at the Chicagoland Classic over the weekend in Chicago, Ill.


Men's Swimming

Four Home Meets Highlight 2006-2007 Swimming and Diving Schedule

The Valparaiso University swimming and diving teams will compete at home in the Athletics-Recreation Center four times in 2006-2007 as head coach Bryan Morrison announced the season's schedule.


Women's Swimming

Four Home Meets Highlight 2006-2007 Swimming and Diving Schedule

The Valparaiso University swimming and diving teams will compete at home in the Athletics-Recreation Center four times in 2006-2007 as head coach Bryan Morrison announced the season's schedule.


Men's Soccer

Paul Leitelt's Big Weekend Nets a Pair of Honors

After one of the most impressive weekends in school history, Paul Leitelt (Munster, Ind./Munster) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference's Offensive Player of the Week and was placed on the College Soccer News National Team of the Week.


Volleyball

Two Crusaders Honored by Mid-Con After Opening Weekend

Following a 3-0 sweep through the Chicagoland Classic over the weekend, Valpo's Jessie Fox (Granger, Ind./Penn) and Brittany Marks (Elkhart, Ind./Memorial) have been named, respectively, the Mid-Continent Conference's Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, the league announced today.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Men's Basketball Announces 2006-07 Schedule

Home games against regional powers Butler and Marquette, road contests at some of college basketball's top venues and a late December trip to Hawai'i highlight the 2006-07 Valparaiso University men's basketball schedule, announced today by 18th-year Head Coach Homer Drew.


Women's Soccer

Loyola Spoils Valpo's Home Opener

Mary Dale's goal in the 20th minute proved to be the only tally of the match as Loyola (Chicago) defeated Valparaiso 1-0 on Sunday afternoon in the Crusaders' home opener at Eastgate Field.


Men's Soccer

Paul Leitlet's Hat Trick Highlights Wild Crusader Win

Paul Leitlet (Munster, Ind./Munster) recorded the first Valpo hat trick in 11 seasons and Steve Shively (Indianapolis, Ind./North Central) capped a furious Crusader rally with a double-overtime winner as Valpo improved to 2-0 on the season by upending Evansville 5-4 (2ot) at Eastgate Field Sunday afternoon.


Volleyball

Crusaders Win Chicagoland Classic With Dramatic Five-Game Victory

For the seventh time in the last four years, the Valpo volleyball team has won an in-season tournament; capturing the Chicagoland Classic title Saturday night with an exciting 25-30, 30-25, 28-30, 30-23, 15-6 win over Loyola (Chicago) in Chicago, Ill.


Volleyball

Valpo Marches Past DePaul at Chicagoland Classic

Freshman Angie Porché (Lynwood, Ill./Thornton-Fractional South) had a match-high 12 kills and all 13 Crusaders saw the court as Valpo rolled past DePaul 30-21, 30-21, 30-25 Saturday afternoon in their second match at the Chicagoland Classic in Chicago, Ill.


Women's Soccer

Crusaders Open Season with Overtime Victory at Indiana State

Tiffania Guisti's (Coventry, R.I./Coventry H.S.) first career goal 6:07 into overtime lifted Valparaiso to a 2-1 victory over Indiana State in the season opener for both schools in Terre Haute, Ind. on Friday evening.


Men's Soccer

Crusaders Win Season Opener in Style

Freshman Steve Shively's (Indianapolis, Ind./North Central) first career goal was a match-winner, giving the Crusaders a season-opening win for just the second time in the last 16 years, and leading Valpo to a 2-0 win over DePaul Friday night at Eastgate Field.


Volleyball

Valpo Volleyball Opens 2006 with a Win

Four Crusaders totaled double-digit kills and two more chipped in double-digit digs as Valpo won a thrilling 30-28, 28-30, 35-33, 30-27 decision Friday night over UIC to win on opening night at the Chicagoland Classic in Chicago, Ill.


Men's Soccer

Crusaders Kick-Off 2006 Season Friday Night Against DePaul

The Crusader men's soccer team begins a season-long quest back to the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament Friday night at 5:00 at Eastgate Field against DePaul before welcoming Evansville to Valparaiso Sunday afternoon at 12:30 p.m.


Volleyball

New-Look Crusaders Gunning for Fourth Straight Mid-Con Title in 2006

The 2005 Valparaiso volleyball season was a coronation. The final piece in a puzzle that saw four seniors, the first to complete four seasons under Carin Avery, go 103-31 and win three straight Mid-Continent Conference championships.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Opens 2006 Season at Indiana State, Hosts Loyola (Chicago)

Valparaiso will kickoff the 14th season of women's soccer on Friday, August 25 as the Crusaders travel to Terre Haute, Ind. to battle the Sycamores of Indiana State. The Brown and Gold will then return to Eastgate Field on Sunday, August 27 to battle future Horizon League foe Loyola (Chicago) in the 2006 home opener.


Baseball

Brian Schmack Named Valpo Assistant Baseball Coach

Valparaiso University head baseball coach Tracy Woodson has announced the addition of Brian Schmack to his staff as an assistant coach.


Women's Cross Country

Crusaders Fourth in Mid-Con Preseason Poll

After a strong third place finish in 2005, the Valparaiso University women's cross country team has been picked to finish fourth in the Mid-Continent Conference by a preseason poll of the league's eight head coaches.


Men's Cross Country

Valpo Tabbed Sixth in Mid-Con Preseason Poll

The Valparaiso University men's cross country team has been picked to finish sixth in the Mid-Continent Conference this season in a preseason poll of the league's eight head coaches.


Women's Tennis

Valpo Women Head to Two Fall Tournaments

Valparaiso University's women's tennis team will travel to a pair of fall invitationals while hosting an alumni tournament during Homecoming weekend as head coach Tim Maluga announced his fall schedule.


Men's Cross Country

Crusaders Announce 2006 Schedule

The Valparaiso University cross country teams will host the 18th annual Crusader Cross Country Invitational September 8 at Sunset Hills Farms, kicking off a 2006 season that includes seven meets around the Midwest.


Women's Cross Country

Crusaders Announce 2006 Schedule

The Valparaiso University cross country teams will host the 18th annual Crusader Cross Country Invitational September 8 at Sunset Hills Farms, kicking off a 2006 season that includes seven meets around the Midwest.


Football

Excitement Builds as Valpo Nears 2006 Kick-off

As the 2006 football season kicks off for the Valparaiso University Crusaders, the Brown and Gold will look to embark upon their first winning season since 2003. Head coach Stacy Adams now has one full season of experience at the helm of the Valpo program and now appears ready to begin the climb up the Pioneer Football League standings.


Men's Basketball

Crusader Basketball Again Selected for BracketBusters Event

For the third straight season, the Valparaiso University men's basketball team will take part in the ESPN BracketBusters series, a two-day, 51-game showcase of some of the nation's top college basketball programs.


Men's Soccer

#24 UW-Milwaukee Downs Valpo 1-0 in Exhibition Finale

After nearly 70 minutes of scoreless soccer, the 24th-ranked UW-Milwaukee Panthers found the back of the net and held on late to top Valpo 1-0 Sunday at Eastgate Field in the Crusaders final exhibition tune-up of the 2006 season.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Ends Exhibition Play with Scoreless Draw against Drake

Valparaiso finished its exhibition season on Sunday afternoon with a scoreless tie against Drake at Eastgate Field in preparation for the 2006 regular season.


Men's Soccer

Valpo Falls 2-0 in Exhibition Opener

The Crusader men's soccer team opened the 2006 season Friday night in Cincinnati, Ohio, falling 2-0 to Xavier (Ohio) in an exhibition match.


Volleyball

Valpo Volleyball Picked Second in Mid-Con Preseason Poll

The Valparaiso University volleyball team, winner of three straight Mid-Continent Conference titles, was picked second a preseason poll of the league's seven head coaches.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Women's Basketball Adds Greg Kirby to Coaching Staff

Valparaiso University women's basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced the hiring of Greg Kirby as an assistant coach for the 2006-2007 season.


Women's Soccer

Defending Champs Picked Third in Mid-Con Preseason Poll

Valparaiso University's women's soccer team, the defending Mid-Continent Conference regular season and tournament champions, has been selected to finish in third place in the league this season according to preseason balloting done by the league's head coaches.


Men's Basketball

Former Crusader Dan Oppland Signs Professional Contract

Dan Oppland (Saint Louis, Mo./Whitfield), who enjoyed one of the most prolific careers in Valpo history, has signed a contract to play professionally for the Hanzevast Capitals in The Netherlands.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Drops Exhibition Opener at Michigan State

Valparaiso opened its 2006 exhibition season on Wednesday afternoon dropping a 3-0 decision to Michigan State in East Lansing, Mich.


Men's Soccer

Crusader Men's Soccer Poised for Breakthrough 2006

After back-to-back seasons watching the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament from the outside, the seven 2006 seniors guided the Crusader men's soccer team to a 3-2-1 league mark in 2005 and a first trip to the conference's premier event since 2002. With their top five scorers back, the Brown and Gold have all the pieces in place to build on that success in 2006.


Men's Soccer

Crusaders Picked Sixth in Preseason Men's Soccer Poll

The 2006 Valparaiso University men's soccer team has been picked to finish sixth in the Mid-Continent Conference in a poll of the league's seven head coaches.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Women's Soccer Looks to Build off Success from 2005 as 2006 Season Kicks Off

After claiming their first Mid-Continent Conference regular season and tournament title in school history, the lofty goal of repeating the feat and returning to the NCAA Tournament is on the minds of the Valparaiso Crusaders heading into the 2006 season.


Football

Crusaders Picked Seventh in PFL Preseason Poll

Valparaiso University's football team has been predicted to finish in seventh place in the Pioneer Football League this season according to the preseason balloting done by the league's head coaches.


Football

Jeff Horton Named to Another I-AA Mid-Major Preseason All-America Team

Valparaiso University senior running back Jeff Horton (Saint Louis, Mo./Lutheran North H.S.) was named to Don Hansen's Football Gazette 2006 I-AA Mid-Major Preseason All-American Team on Thursday.


Men's Swimming

Valpo Swim Teams Earn Academic All-America Honors

The College Swim Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) has awarded Academic All-America honors to both the Crusader men's swimming and diving team and the Crusader women's swimming and diving team for the spring semester.


Women's Swimming

Valpo Swim Teams Earn Academic All-America Honors

The College Swim Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) has awarded Academic All-America honors to both the Crusader men's swimming and diving team and the Crusader women's swimming and diving team for the spring semester.


Football

Jeff Horton Named to The Sports Network's 2006 I-AA Mid-Major Preseason All-America Team

Valparaiso University senior running back Jeff Horton (Saint Louis, Mo./Lutheran North H.S.) was named to The Sports Network's 2006 I-AA Mid-Major Preseason All-American Team on Thursday.


Men's Tennis

Valpo Fall Classic Highlights Men's Tennis' Fall Schedule

Valparaiso University will host its first Valpo Fall Classic on October 6-7 to highlight the men's tennis team's 2006 fall schedule head coach Jim Daugherty has announced.


Baseball

Twenge Announces Resignation from Valpo Baseball Program

Paul Twenge has announced his resignation as head baseball coach at Valparaiso University effective June 30 after 19 seasons at the helm of the Crusaders.


Women's Soccer

Defending Mid-Con Champs Release 2006 Soccer Schedule

Coming off of their first Mid-Continent Conference regular season and tournament titles, along with their first trip ever to the NCAA Tournament, the Valparaiso Crusaders have announced their 2006 women's soccer schedule.


Men's Soccer

2006 Schedule Announced

Coming off only their second trip to the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament since 1998, Head Coach Mis' Mrak today announced the 2006 men's soccer schedule, a lineup that includes 10 home matches at Eastgate Field.


Football

Valpo's 2006 Football Schedule Kicks Off September 2

Valparaiso University head football coach Stacy Adams has released his 2006 football schedule, which will feature five home contests this year.


Volleyball

Crusaders Announce 2006 Schedule

After three straight Mid-Continent Conference Championships, the 2006 Valparaiso University volleyball team will begin their quest for a fourth consecutive title August 25 with a schedule that includes four NCAA Tournament teams from 2005 and 10 home matches at the Athletics-Recreation Center.