Valparaisocross country juniors Chris Honig (Glen Ellyn, Ill./Glenbard South [Indiana]) and Laura Rolf (Rochester, Mich./Lutheran Northwest) have been named to the men’s and women’s cross country Academic All-Horizon League Teams, respectively, for their academic and athletic performance this season.
Led by Chris Honig (Glen Ellyn, Ill./Glenbard South [Indiana]) and Leandro Schultz (Valley View, Ohio/Brecksville-Broadview Heights), the Valparaiso men’s cross country team finished fifth at the 2007 Horizon League Championship meet Saturday afternoon at Sunset Hills Farm Park in Valparaiso, Ind.
Paced by Chris Honig’s (Glen Ellyn, Ill./Glenbard South [Indiana]) eighth-place finish, the Valparaiso men’s cross country team placed third Saturday morning at the Evansville Invitational in Evansville, Ind.
The Valparaiso men’s cross country team kicked off the season Friday afternoon at the annual Crusader Open, held at Sunset Hills Farm in Valparaiso. The Crusaders finished second as a team, and were led by junior Chris Honig’s (Glen Ellyn, Ill./Glenbard South [Indiana]) fourth-place finish.
The 2007 Valparaiso men’s cross country squad, led by 21st year head coach Mike Straubel, returns seven of its top eight runners from a team that placed fourth, matching its best-ever finish, at the Mid-Con Championships in 2006. The Crusaders enter the Horizon League for the 2007 season looking to make an immediate impact on their new league.