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.


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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.


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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.


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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).


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.