Baseball

Valpo Alum Zach Rodeghero Signs with Gary SouthShore RailCats

Zach Rodeghero, a member of Valparaiso University's class of 2008, has signed a contract with the Gary SouthShore RailCats of the Northern League and will be in uniform for the team on Monday evening against Joliet.


Women's Bowling

Crusaders Welcome Scheipe to Bowling Squad

Valparaiso bowling head coach Shon Washington announced today that Charlotte “Charlie” Scheipe has signed a National Letter of Intent and will join the Crusader program as a freshman for the 2010-2011 campaign.


Women's Cross Country, Women's Track & Field

Bradford Earns Third Team Academic All-American Honors

Valparaiso University's Alyssa Bradford (Mukwonago, Wis./Mukwonago) has been named to the ESPN the Magazine women's track and field/cross country Academic All-America Third Team, as voted on by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America). Bradford is the fourth Crusader athlete to earn Academic All-American honors this academic year.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Women to Battle DePaul in WNIT This Fall

Valparaiso will open the 2010-2011 women's basketball season on Friday evening, November 12, as the Crusaders face DePaul out of the Big East in the first round of the Preseason Women's National Invitation Tournament in Chicago, Ill.


Athletics

Space Still Available for Annual Frankenmuth Valpo Weekend Set for July 16-17

There is still time to sign up for the 13th annual Frankenmuth Valpo Weekend will take place July 16-17 as alumni and friends have a chance to reconnect with one another as well as meet Crusader coaches during the event in Frankenmuth, Mich.


Baseball

Valpo's McClendon and Shafer Selected in MLB Draft

Valparaiso University outfielder Bo McClendon (Chesterton, Ind./Merrillville H.S.) and pitcher Bryce Shafer (Wabash, Ind./Northfield H.S.) were both selected in the Major League Baseball Draft on Wednesday.


Athletics

Student-Athletes Achieve Success in the Classroom

The academic excellence of Valparaiso University student-athletes continues to be recognized, with all 18 sports programs existing prior to the current academic year exceeding the NCAA's benchmark multi-year Academic Progress Rate (APR) of 925.


Women's Cross Country, Women's Track & Field

Three Crusaders Earn Academic All-District Honors

A trio of Valparaiso seniors were honored Thursday as the CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District V women's cross country/track and field teams were released. Alyssa Bradford (Mukwonago, Wis./Mukwonago) and Lindsey Gilman (South Bend, Ind./Marian) both earned First Team accolades, while Windy Santa Cruz (Fall Creek, Wis./Fall Creek) was a Second Team selection.


Softball

“I Need a Hug” Program In Running For Funding Through Pepsi Refresh Project

The “I Need a Hug” program, a partnership between the Valparaiso softball program and the United Way of Porter County, is currently in the running to receive $25,000 of funding through the Pepsi Refresh project. Fans can vote once per day through the end of the month for “I Need a Hug”, and the top ten ideas in the voting at the end of June will receive funding.


Baseball

Gaedele and Scoby Earn All-Tournament Team Honors

Kyle Gaedele (Arlington Heights, Ill./Rolling Meadows H.S.) and Steven Scoby (Delton, Mich./Delton Kellogg H.S.) represented Valparaiso University on the 2010 Horizon League Championship All-Tournament team announced on Sunday afternoon following the completion of the tournament.


Baseball

Crusader Season Ends with 3-1 Setback to Milwaukee

Saturday marked the fourth straight day Valparaiso got a strong pitching performance in the 2010 Horizon League Baseball Championship presented by U.S. Army, but for the second time in the tournament the Crusaders suffered a 3-1 loss to Milwaukee at U. S. Steel Yard in Gary, eliminating the Brown and Gold from the championship.


Baseball

Bats Jumpstart Valpo Victory over UIC

Playing in an elimination game for the first time in the 2010 Horizon League Baseball Championship presented by U.S. Army, Valparaiso scored eight times in the first three innings on the way to a 10-5 victory over UIC on Friday afternoon at U. S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind.


Baseball

Milwaukee Defeats Valpo in Thursday Pitcher's Dual

Valparaiso's Jon Gulbransen (Appleton, Wis./Fox Valley Lutheran H.S.) and Milwaukee's Chad Pierce battled one another with both tossing complete games on Thursday afternoon, but it was Pierce that came out on top as the Panthers defeated the Crusaders 3-1 at U. S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind. in a winner's bracket game of the 2010 Horizon League Baseball Championship presented by U.S. Army.


Baseball

Valpo Advances in Horizon League Championship with Win over Butler

Hosting the 2010 Horizon League Baseball Championship presented by U.S. Army, Valparaiso got off to a solid start on Wednesday, defeating instate rival Butler 7-3 at U. S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind.


Volleyball

Crusaders Announce 2010 Volleyball Slate

Coming off of an eighth consecutive 20-win season, Valparaiso volleyball head coach Carin Avery announced today the Crusaders' schedule for the 2010 campaign.


Baseball

Shafer Named Pitcher of the Year, Gaedele and Robinson also Earn League Accolades

Valparaiso University's Bryce Shafer (Wabash, Ind./Northfield H.S.) has been named the Horizon League's Pitcher of the Year as well as to the league's First Team while Kyle Gaedele (Arlington Heights, Ill./Rolling Meadows H.S.) garnered Second Team All-Horizon League honors the conference has announced. In addition, Robbie Robinson (Brea, Calif./Olinda H.S.) was named to the Horizon League's All-Newcomer Team.


Baseball

Crusader Baseball Set for Horizon League Championship

The 2010 Horizon League Baseball Championship takes place at U. S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind. as Valparaiso hosts the league's annual postseason tournament. The Crusaders, the tournament's fourth seed, will face Butler on Wednesday morning in the opening game of the event, which will run through the weekend. The league champion will earn the automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.


Baseball

Valpo to Open Horizon League Championship Battling Rival Butler

Valparaiso University will open the 2010 Horizon League Baseball Championship on Wednesday morning playing in game one of the tournament at U. S. Steel Yard in Gary as the Crusaders face longtime rival Butler. First pitch is slated for 11 a.m.


Baseball

Valpo Closes Regular Season with Split at UIC on Saturday

Valparaiso closed out the 2010 regular season on Saturday afternoon, splitting a doubleheader with UIC at Les Miller Field in Chicago, Ill. The Crusaders won the opener 9-8 before the Flames took the nightcap 10-5.


Baseball

Valpo-UIC Baseball on Friday Postponed Until Saturday

Rain throughout the Chicagoland area on Friday has forced the postponement of Valparaiso's doubleheader with UIC to Saturday at Les Miller Field in Chicago, Ill. The two schools will begin game one of the twinbill at 11 a.m.


Baseball

UIC Rallies to Defeat Valpo Thursday Night

Valparaiso jumped out to a five run lead midway through the game on Thursday evening, but UIC rallied, plating the winning runs in the eighth inning to defeat the Crusaders 13-10 at Les Miller Field in Chicago, Ill.


Football, Men's Soccer, Women's Soccer

Lights Installed at Brown Field, Night Games Coming This Fall

The installation on the lights at Brown Field has now been completed and with it Valparaiso University has announced night games this fall in football as well as men's and women's soccer.


Women's Basketball

Timmerman Inks NLI to Play Hoops at Valpo

Valparaiso University head women's basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced that Ashley Timmerman has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Crusaders beginning the fall.


Softball

Strickland Earns Second Team All-Region Honors

Valparaiso sophomore outfielder Sara Strickland (Phoenix, Ariz./Horizon) has received Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division I Second Team All-Midwest Region honors after her record-breaking 2010 season in the leadoff spot for the Crusaders.


Baseball

Promotional Days Set for Horizon League Baseball Championship

Several promotional ticket prices have been planned in conjunction with the Horizon League Baseball Championship to be held next week at U. S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind.


Baseball

Crusader Baseball Closes the Regular Season in the Windy City

The 2010 regular season comes to a close for Valparaiso this week as the Crusaders head to the Windy City for a three-game series against UIC at Les Miller Field. The two schools will battle in a single game on Thursday evening before wrapping up the campaign on Friday with an afternoon doubleheader.


Men's Golf

Henning and Wettstein Sign NLIs to Play Golf at Valpo

Valparaiso University head golf coach Mike Higdon has announced that both Kyle Henning and Thomas Wettstein have signed National Letters of Intent to play golf for the Crusaders beginning in the fall of 2010.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Women's Basketball Program to Host 16th Annual Fall Coaches Clinic

The Valparaiso University women's basketball program will host its 16th annual Fall Coaches' Clinic on September 24-25 at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The event will feature four collegiate head coaches as well as the Crusader women's coaching staff.


Baseball

Rain Cancels Valpo-Butler Baseball on Monday

Constant, steady rains in the Indianapolis, Ind. area on Monday afternoon prevented Valparaiso from meeting Butler on the baseball diamond.


Softball

Lagesse Named to Horizon League All-Tournament Team

Valparaiso sophomore pitcher Alex Lagesse (Beecher, Ill./Beecher) was one of nine players named to the All-Tournament Team at the 2010 Horizon League Championship.


Softball

Crusader Season Ends in 4-0 Loss to Wright State

Valparaiso saw its 2010 season come to an end Saturday morning, as Wright State defeated the Crusaders, 4-0, at the Horizon League Softball Championship in Cleveland, Ohio. Valpo concludes the year with a school-record 35 victories.


Baseball

Valpo Earns Senior Day Split with Youngstown State

After dropping game one of Friday afternoon's doubleheader with Youngstown State 15-5, Valparaiso's bats exploded in game two as the Crusaders defeated the Penguins 14-3 to earn a split of the twinbill on Senior Day at Emory G. Bauer Field.


Softball

Lagesse Twirls Another Shutout, Crusaders Defeat Green Bay 1-0

Alex Lagesse (Beecher, Ill./Beecher) continued her tremendous string of pitching performances at the 2010 Horizon League Championship, giving up just four hits as Valparaiso shut out Green Bay, 1-0, Saturday afternoon in Cleveland, Ohio. The Crusaders advance to face Wright State Sunday morning for the right to earn a berth in the championship series.


Softball

Crusaders Advance in HL Championship With One-Run Victory

A two-run homer in the fourth inning by freshman Jennifer Hermanson (Beecher, Ill./Beecher) was the difference Friday morning, as fourth-seeded Valparaiso defeated third-seeded UIC, 4-3, in an elimination game in the 2010 Horizon League Championship. With the victory, the Crusaders will play again this afternoon at 3:30 p.m. CDT.


Women's Bowling

Anthony Steps Down As Head Coach; Washington Promoted

Valparaiso director of athletics Mark LaBarbera announced today that Crusader bowling head coach Stephen Anthony has stepped down from his coaching position to focus on his administrative role within the athletic department as associate director of athletics for business services. LaBarbera also announced that Shon Washington, who served as an assistant coach for the inaugural season of the bowling program, will be the program's new head coach.


Softball

Valpo Drops Second-Round Pitcher's Duel to Cleveland State

Pitching her second game of the day, Valparaiso's Alex Lagesse (Beecher, Ill./Beecher) hooked up with three-time league Pitcher of the Year Amanda Macenko in a pitcher's duel, but in the end, the top-seeded Cleveland State Vikings earned a 1-0 victory in eight innings over the fourth-seeded Crusaders at the Horizon League Championship in Cleveland, Ohio. The loss sends Valpo into the elimination bracket to face UIC Friday morning at 9 a.m. CDT.


Baseball

Baseball Hosts Youngstown State Friday for Senior Day

Valparaiso wraps up the home portion of the 2010 regular season on Friday afternoon for Senior Day as the Crusaders host Youngstown State in a Horizon League doubleheader. The Brown and Gold then head to Indianapolis, Ind. on Monday afternoon to battle instate rival Butler in a twinbill.


Football

Valpo Football Announces 2010 Recruiting Class

Valparaiso University head coach Dale Carlson has announced his first recruiting class for the Crusaders, which consists of 33 players that have committed to play for the Brown and Gold beginning in the fall of 2010.


Softball

Crusaders Take Opener From Green Bay at Horizon League Championship, 4-0

Early home runs from Sadie Conner (Washington, Ill./Washington) and Tori Brown (Harrison, Ohio/Harrison) propelled fourth-seeded Valparaiso to a 4-0 victory over fifth-seeded Green Bay in first round action at the Horizon League Championship in Cleveland, Ohio Thursday morning. With the win, the Crusaders advance to play top-seeded Cleveland State at 1:30 p.m. CDT this afternoon.


Baseball

Crusaders Fall to RailCats in Charity Exhibition Game

Playing their annual exhibition game against the Gary SouthShore RailCats on Wednesday evening, the Valparaiso Crusaders came up on the short end of an 11-2 decision at U. S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind. in a contest designed to raise money for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana.


Softball

Five Crusaders Earn Postseason Horizon League Honors

A total of five Valparaiso players earned accolades from the Horizon League as the league announced its postseason awards Wednesday. Sadie Conner (Washington, Ill./Washington) and Sara Strickland (Phoenix, Ariz./Horizon) both were named First Team All-League, while Sam McGee (Bloomington, Minn./Jefferson) and Jordan Rutkowski (Alden, N.Y./Alden) each earned Second Team honors. In addition, Jessie Marinec (Alsip, Ill./Marist) was placed on the league's All-Newcomer squad.


Athletics

Four Athletics Teams Cited by NCAA for Academics

Four Valparaiso University athletic teams have received the NCAA Public Recognition Award for their exemplary academic performance.


Baseball

Deetjen and Gaedele Lead Valpo Past Northern Illinois

Tyler Deetjen (Saint Charles, Ill./East H.S.) struck out 14 hitters in 7.2 innings of work and Kyle Gaedele (Arlington Heights, Ill./Rolling Meadows H.S.) drove home six runs as Valparaiso posted a 10-7 victory over Northern Illinois on Tuesday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field.


Softball

Valpo Ready for 2010 Horizon League Championship

Valparaiso takes aim at the 2010 Horizon League Championship and the corresponding automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament this weekend as the Crusaders head to the league tournament in Cleveland. Valpo enters the tournament as the fourth seed and will open the double-elimination event on Thursday morning against fifth-seeded Green Bay at 9 a.m. CDT.


Athletics

Santa Cruz and Rundh Among National Finalists for Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Awards

Valparaiso University's Windy Santa Cruz (Fall Creek, Wis./Fall Creek H.S.) and Adam Rundh (Aalborg, Denmark/Orjanskoland [Sweden] H.S.) were named finalists for the national Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award as selected by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine.


Softball

Crusaders Earn Fourth Seed for Horizon League Softball Championship

Having already posted a school-record 32 victories during the regular season, the Valparaiso softball team will be the fourth seed for the 2010 Horizon League Softball Championship in Cleveland, Ohio and will open tournament play against fifth-seeded Green Bay on Thursday, May 13 at 9 a.m. CDT.


Softball

Crusaders Fall in Series Finale at CSU

Valparaiso could not defeat Horizon League regular season champion Cleveland State on Sunday afternoon in both teams' regular season finales, falling to the Vikings 5-1 in Cleveland, Ohio.


Baseball

Valpo Splits Twinbill with Butler Saturday Afternoon

After dropping the opener of Saturday's doubleheader 2-1 in 10 innings, Valparaiso fought back in the night cap to earn a split with Butler, downing the Bulldogs 7-2 in game two at Emory G. Bauer Field.


Softball

Valpo Drops Two Games at Cleveland State

Valparaiso lost two games at league leader Cleveland State on Saturday afternoon, seeing a late-game rally come just short in a 3-2 loss in the opener before getting one-hit in a 7-0 loss in the nightcap.


Baseball

Valpo Rally Falls Just Short in Loss to Butler

Trailing by four runs, Valparaiso scored three times in the eighth inning and had the potential tying and winning runs on base in the ninth, but a diving line drive double play ended the Crusaders comeback attempt as Butler defeated the Brown and Gold 8-7 on a rain delayed Friday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field.


Women's Cross Country

Crusaders Announce Three Additions for 2010

Valparaiso cross country head coach Mike Straubel announced today that Claire Johnson, Grace Shemwell and Grace Watkins have all agreed to join the Crusader women's cross country and track squads as freshmen during the 2010-2011 school year.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Women to Host Soccer Camps This Summer

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


Football

Three Crusaders Selected to the NFF Hampshire Honor Society

Three Valparaiso University football players that just graduated this past season were among the 620 total players selected nationwide as members of the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) Hampshire Honor Society.


Athletics

SAAC Hands Out Year-End Awards

Valparaiso University's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) announced its year-end awards on Wednesday evening at the second annual Athletic Recognition Ceremony (ARC) Awards.


Volleyball

Edinger to Join Volleyball Coaching Staff for 2010 Season

Former Michigan City H.S. standout and University of Illinois all-time digs leader Ashley Edinger will join the Valparaiso volleyball staff next year as a graduate assistant, head coach Carin Avery announced today.


Softball

Crusader Softball Closes Regular Season at CSU This Weekend

Seeding for the 2010 Horizon League Championship is on the line this week as Valparaiso heads to regular season champion Cleveland State to close out the regular season slate with a three-game series. The Crusaders still can finish anywhere from the second to fifth seed for this year's championship event.


Baseball

Northwestern Rallies to Defeat Valpo 10-8

Every starter had at least one hit for Valparaiso on Tuesday evening, but Northwestern rallied from a 7-2 deficit, scoring eight runs in the sixth inning to defeat the Crusaders 10-8 at U. S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind.


Women's Bowling

Valpo Adds Transfer for 2010-2011 Season

Valparaiso bowling head coach Stephen Anthony announced today that Katie Shumaker (Trafford, Pa./Penn-Trafford [Maryland Eastern Shore]) will be transferring into Valparaiso to join the Crusader bowling squad as a sophomore for the 2010-2011 campaign.


Men's Soccer

Crusader Men's Soccer Program Releases 2010 Schedule

Four games against NCAA Tournament teams from a year ago highlight the 2010 schedule for the Valparaiso men's soccer program, as released today by Crusader head coach Mike Avery.


Baseball

Valpo to Meet Northwestern and Butler on the Diamond This Week

Valparaiso returns to U. S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind. on Tuesday evening for the third time this year to battle Northwestern. The Crusaders will then return home to Emory G. Bauer Field on Friday and Saturday for a three-game Horizon League series against instate rival Butler.


Softball

Strickland Named HL Batter of the Week

Sophomore outfielder Sara Strickland (Phoenix, Ariz./Horizon) has been named the Horizon League Batter of the Week after breaking Valpo's single-season hits and total bases records last week.


Men's Track & Field

Crusader Men Finish League Outdoor Championship Meet

Seven different Crusader athletes combined on nine top-ten finishes Sunday as the Valparaiso men's track and field team closed out the 2010 Horizon League Outdoor Championships in Lisle, Ill. in seventh place.


Women's Track & Field

Valpo Concludes 2010 Horizon League Outdoor Championships

Alyssa Bradford (Mukwonago, Wis./Mukwonago) ran one of the fastest times in school history in the 800m run to lead the Valparaiso women's track and field team as it concluded the 2010 Horizon League Outdoor Championships in eighth place.


Softball

Crusaders Rally From Deficit to Complete Sweep of YSU

A three-run home run by Jordan Rutkowski (Alden, N.Y./Alden), her second of the game, in the bottom of the sixth inning completed Valparaiso's rally from a five-run deficit, and the sophomore eventually drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the eighth to score Sara Strickland (Phoenix, Ariz./Horizon) with the game-winning run as the Crusaders completed a three-game sweep of Youngstown State with a 9-8 victory Sunday afternoon at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.


Men's Track & Field

Liuzzo Wins Javelin for Valpo Men's Squad at HL Outdoor Championships

Vince Liuzzo (Jamestown, N.Y./Jamestown) earned the event victory in the javelin throw Saturday, leading the Valparaiso men's track and field team as it concluded the day's action at the 2010 Horizon League Outdoor Championships in Lisle, Ill. in fourth place.


Women's Track & Field

Crusader Women Kick Off Horizon League Championships

The Valparaiso women's track and field team, led by Lindsey Gilman's (South Bend, Ind./Marian) sixth-place finish in the javelin throw, kicked off their competition at the 2010 Horizon League Outdoor Championships in Lisle, Ill. on Saturday.


Baseball

Milwaukee Takes Baseball Doubleheader from Valpo

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee rallied with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game before winning in 11 innings and then defeated Valparaiso again in the nightcap of the doubleheader by scores of 7-5 and 3-0 on Saturday afternoon at Henry Aaron Field in Milwaukee, Wis.


Softball

Crusaders Set New Wins Record in Sweep of Youngstown State

It was a record-setting Senior Day at the Valparaiso University Softball Field Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders swept Youngstown State, 8-0 and 4-1, in Horizon League action. The latter victory was Valparaiso's 31st of the season, the most wins in a single season in school history, while numerous other school records fell during the twinbill.


Women's Basketball

Team and Individual Honors Handed Out at Valpo Women's Basketball Banquet

The players were recognized and awards were handed out on Saturday afternoon at the annual Valparaiso University Women's Basketball Banquet held at the Strongbow Inn Banquet Center.


Men's Track & Field, Women's Track & Field

HL Championships Postponed Due to Lightning

Competition at the 2010 Horizon League Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Lisle, Ill. has been postponed due to lightning in the area. The meet is scheduled to resume Saturday morning at 10 a.m.


Baseball

Valpo Bats Explode in Series Opener at Milwaukee

Valparaiso pounded out a season-high 23 hits on Friday afternoon and snapped the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's 18-game winning streak at Henry Aaron Field with a 17-3 victory over the Panthers in Milwaukee, Wis.


Baseball

Crusaders and RailCats to Raise Money for Boys & Girls Clubs

For the second consecutive season the Valparaiso Crusaders will face off in an exhibition game against the Gary SouthShore RailCats with proceeds benefitting Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana. This year's game will be played Tuesday, May 12 at 6 p.m. at U. S. Steel Yard.


Baseball

Notre Dame Defeats Valpo in SouthShore Showdown

Valparaiso hosted the inaugural SouthShore Showdown on Wednesday evening at U. S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind., but it was Notre Dame that came away with an 8-1 victory over the Crusaders to spoil the festivities.


Softball

Crusaders Drop Series Finale to Wright State

Valparaiso jumped out to an early lead with a four-run second inning, but Wright State countered with nine runs in the third frame and the Crusaders could not come back, falling 10-5 in the series finale Wednesday afternoon in Fairborn, Ohio.


Men's Golf

Valpo Men Close Golf Season 8th at Horizon League Championship

Valparaiso's men's golf team wrapped up its first season since 1992 on Tuesday afternoon with an eighth place finish at the Horizon League Men's Golf Championship held at Kearney Hills Golf Links in Lexington, Ky.


Softball

Valpo Loses Pair at Wright State

Valparaiso dropped both ends of a Horizon League doubleheader Tuesday afternoon at Wright State, losing to the Raiders 5-4 in the opener and 6-2 in the nightcap.


Baseball

Baseball Set to Battle Notre Dame in SouthShore Showdown; Head to Milwaukee for the Weekend

Valparaiso heads back to U. S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind. on Wednesday evening to battle Notre Dame in the SouthShore Showdown. The Crusaders will then return to Horizon League action this weekend, heading to Milwaukee to face the Panthers in another key three-game weekend series.


Men's Golf

Valpo Men Open Play at Horizon League Championship

Valparaiso began play on Monday at the 2010 Horizon League Men's Golf Championship, shooting rounds of 321 and 318 for a total of 639 and the Crusaders sit in eighth place heading into the final round at Kearney Hills Golf Links in Lexington, Ky.


Softball

Six Crucial League Games Await Valpo Softball This Week

Valparaiso is set for the most crucial week of the season to date, with six Horizon League contests on the slate. The Crusaders travel to Wright State for a mid-week series Tuesday and Wednesday before returning home this weekend to host Youngstown State. Seniors Carrie Franson and Whitney Warner will be honored during Senior Day ceremonies Saturday at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.


Football

Spots Still Available For Football Golf Outing on May 17

There is still room for players at the Valparaiso University football alumni and friends golf outing on May 17 at the Course at Aberdeen in Valparaiso to raise money for the Crusader Football Fund.


Women's Golf

Valpo Finishes Inaugural Season 7th at Horizon League Championships

Valparaiso's women's golf team concluded its inaugural season on Sunday morning, finishing seventh at the Horizon League Championships held at Kearney Hills Golf Links in Lexington, Ky.


Baseball

Rain Prevents Valpo and UIC from Meeting on the Baseball Diamond

Due to steady rains in the Northwest Indiana area, Sunday's scheduled baseball doubleheader between Valparaiso and UIC at Emory G. Bauer Field has been rained out.


Softball

Rain Claims Final Game of Loyola Series

Overnight rains combined with a heavy burst of precipitation this morning have forced the cancellation of Valparaiso's scheduled series finale with Loyola on Sunday. The game will not be made up.


Men's Track & Field

Valpo Men Tune Up for League Championships Saturday at Aquinas

Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) picked up a pair of event victories in the jumps as the Valparaiso men's track and field team competed Saturday at the Aquinas Open in Grand Rapids, Mich., its final meet before next weekend's Horizon League Outdoor Championships.


Women's Track & Field

Crusaders Complete Final Tuneup for Horizon League Championships

The Valparaiso women's track and field team completed its final tuneup for the 2010 Horizon League Outdoor Championships on Saturday, competing at the Aquinas Open in Grand Rapids, Mich.


Women's Golf

Rain Delays Play at Women's Horizon League Championship

Playing in the Horizon League Women's Golf Championship for the first time, Valparaiso saw rain interrupt its second round on Saturday afternoon, as play was suspended with 33 of the 35 golfers still on the course due to a three hour rain delay during round two at Kearney Hills Golf Course in Lexington, Ky.


Softball

Valpo Takes Both Ends of Doubleheader From Loyola

On an overcast day at the Valparaiso University Softball Field, the Crusader softball team brought some sunshine to the field, dominating in all facets of the game as it swept a key Horizon League doubleheader from Loyola, taking the first game 4-0 before ending the second game by a 9-1 score in five innings. Valpo has now won 29 games this season, just one win shy of matching the school record for victories in a single season.


Football

Gold Defeats Brown 51-32 in Annual Spring Game

Spring practice came to a close at Valparaiso University on Saturday morning at Brown Field as the Gold defeated the Brown 51-32 at the annual spring game.


Baseball

Wright State Takes Two from Valpo

Wright State used big innings in both games of Friday's doubleheader to win a pair of games against Valparaiso by the scores of 11-1 and 10-4 at Emory G. Bauer Field.


Baseball

First Place Crusaders Home for Key Weekend Doubleheaders

Riding a six-game winning streak, Valparaiso looks to stay at the top of the Horizon League standings this weekend with a pair of key conference doubleheaders. Friday the Brown and Gold will host Wright State, the league's preseason favorite, in a twinbill before entertaining UIC in a doubleheader on Saturday.


Football

Spring Game Set to Kickoff Saturday at 11 a.m.

Valparaiso will play its annual spring Brown and Gold football game Saturday morning at Brown Field beginning at 11 a.m. This year's format will feature the offense against the defense and admission is free.


Softball

Valpo Drops Heartbreaker at #23/25 Notre Dame

Valparaiso went toe-to-toe with #23/25 Notre Dame Wednesday afternoon, taking a lead into the bottom of the sixth and rallying to tie the game in the seventh, but a walk-off sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh gave the Fighting Irish a 7-6 victory at Melissa Cook Stadium in Notre Dame, Ind.


Women's Swimming

Pair of Crusaders Named to Swimming All-Academic Team

Valparaiso University's Shaunna Dangremond (Tucson, Ariz./Sabino H.S.) and Kristy Shew (Terre Haute, Ind./North Vigo H.S.) were both named to the Horizon League's All-Academic Team for women's swimming.


Men's Swimming

Edwards Named to Horizon League's All-Academic Team

Valparaiso University's Blake Edwards (Orange, Calif./Lutheran H.S. of Orange County) has been voted to the Horizon League's All-Academic Team for the second straight season in swimming and diving.


Baseball

Valpo Baseball Wins 10th Straight at Home

Valparaiso's baseball team ran its home winning streak to 10 straight games at Emory G. Bauer Field on Tuesday afternoon, defeating IPFW 14-4. The Crusaders took advantage of a pair of seven run innings to pull away.


Men's Tennis

Valpo Closes Season With Win Over Chicago State

Valparaiso's men's tennis team wrapped up the 2010 season in triumphant fashion on Tuesday afternoon, defeating Chicago State 6-1 at the Valpo Tennis Complex.


Football

Three Crusaders Earn Academic All-PFL Honors

The Pioneer Football League announced its annual Academic All-PFL Teams on Tuesday afternoon, which included two Valparaiso University Crusaders on the First Team and another on the Second Team.


Men's Track & Field

Mickens Named HL Field Athlete of the Week

For the second time during the 2010 outdoor campaign, junior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) has been named the Horizon League Male Field Athlete of the Week, this time after posting a pair of the best leaps in Crusader track and field history.


Men's Track & Field

Quartet Represents Valpo on Men's Track Academic All-League Squad

Four Valparaiso athletes represented the Crusaders on the Horizon League Men's Indoor Track and Field Academic All-League squad, as released by the league office today.


Women's Track & Field

Pair of Crusader Women Earn Academic All-League Accolades

Alyssa Bradford (Mukwonago, Wis./Mukwonago) and Windy Santa Cruz (Fall Creek, Wis./Fall Creek) have both been named to the Women's Indoor Track and Field Academic All-Horizon League squad for their performances both on the track and in the classroom during the 2010 indoor campaign.


Softball

Crusader Softball Travels to Notre Dame, Hosts Loyola

Valparaiso takes on its final non-league opponent of the year Wednesday when it makes the short trip east to take on #23/25 Notre Dame. The Crusaders then return home for a three-game Horizon League set this weekend against Loyola.


Baseball

Shafer Repeats as Horizon League's Pitcher of the Week

Valparaiso University's Bryce Shafer (Wabash, Ind./Northfield H.S.) has earned his second straight Horizon League Pitcher of the Week honor after leading the Crusaders to a victory over Cleveland State on Saturday.


Softball

Crusader Softball Signs Wisniewski to NLI

Valparaiso softball head coach Randy Schneider announced today that Amanda Wisniewski has signed a National Letter of Intent during the current signing period and will join the Crusaders as a freshman for the 2011 season. Wisniewski joins Angie Doerffler and Amanda Korb, who both signed during the early signing period, as incoming freshmen for next year.


Men's Tennis

Valpo Men's Tennis Drops Horizon League Finale to Butler

Valparaiso closed out Horizon League play on Sunday afternoon, suffering a 7-0 setback to Butler at the Valpo Tennis Complex.


Women's Tennis

Valpo Women's Tennis Season Ends with Loss to Butler

Valparaiso's women's tennis team wrapped up its 2010 season on Sunday afternoon, suffering a 7-0 loss to Butler at the Valpo Tennis Complex.


Baseball

Valpo Baseball Continues to Roll, Wins Fifth Straight

Valparaiso continued its strong play on Sunday afternoon, posting its fifth straight victory overall and ninth straight at Emory G. Bauer Field with an 8-1 win against Saint Francis (Ind.).


Women's Golf

Valpo Women Finish 10th at Falcon Invitational

Playing in their final tune-up for the Horizon League Championships, Valparaiso's women's golf team finished in 10th place at the BGSU Falcon Invitational which concluded on Sunday at Stone Ridge Golf Club in Bowling Green, Ohio.


Softball

Valpo Drops Series Finale at UIC

Valparaiso played from behind the whole game on Sunday afternoon in Chicago, Ill., and despite a seventh-inning rally, could not complete the comeback as the Crusaders fell 4-3 to UIC in Horizon League action.


Men's Tennis

Valpo Men Rally to Beat Wright State

Valparaiso rallied with four singles victories after dropping the opening doubles point to defeat Wright State 4-3 on Saturday afternoon at the Valpo Tennis Complex to keep its hopes alive for a spot in the 2010 Horizon League Championships.


Baseball

Valpo Sweeps Cleveland State with Twinbill Victories

Led by two more solid pitching performances, Valparaiso completed its weekend sweep of Cleveland State with 10-2 and 14-8 victories over the Vikings on Saturday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field. With the wins, the Crusaders hold sole possession of first place in the Horizon League standings.


Men's Track & Field

Mickens Continues Stellar Outdoor Season to Lead Crusader Men Saturday

Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) posted career-best marks in both the long and triple jumps at the Dave Rankin Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind., both of which were also the second-best marks in Valparaiso men's track and field history, as he led the Crusader men Saturday.


Women's Track & Field

Crusader Women Compete at Purdue Saturday

The Valparaiso women's track and field team continued the 2010 outdoor campaign on Saturday, competing at the Dave Rankin Invitational, hosted by Purdue in West Lafayette, Ind.


Women's Tennis

Valpo Women's Tennis Falls 6-1 to Wright State

Christine Antrobus (Fort Wayne, Ind./Homestead H.S.) registered a singles win for Valparaiso on Saturday afternoon, but it was not enough as the Crusaders fell to Wright State 6-1 at the Valpo Tennis Complex.


Softball

One-Hit Gem by McGee Helps Valpo Earn Split Saturday

Sophomore Sam McGee (Bloomington, Minn./Jefferson) had her no-hit bid spoiled with one out in the sixth of the nightcap Saturday, but that was the only thing that went against Valparaiso in a 9-1, six-inning victory over UIC in Chicago. The Flames earned a 5-2 win over the Crusaders in the opener.


Men's Golf

Crusader Men Finish 13th at Detroit Titans Invitational

Valparaiso finished up action at the Detroit Titans Invitational on Saturday with a 13th place finish after shooting 313 in the final round at Prestwick Village Golf Club in Highland, Mich.


Women's Golf

Valpo Women 10th Midway Through Falcon Invitational

Valparaiso's women's golf team shot 393 on day one of the Falcon Invitational and sit in 10th place after 18 holes at the Falcon Invitational on Saturday held at Stone Ridge Golf Club in Bowling Green, Ohio.


Men's Golf

Valpo 13th After Two Rounds at Detroit

Playing in their final tune up for the Horizon League Championships, Valparaiso currently sits in 13th place after two rounds of the Detroit Titans Invitational held at Prestwick Village Golf Club in Highland, Mich. held on Friday


Baseball

Gulbransen Goes the Distance as Valpo Takes Series Opener from Cleveland State

Jon Gulbransen (Appleton, Wis./Fox Valley Lutheran H.S.) tossed his second complete game of the season on Friday afternoon allowing just two runs and nine hits as Valparaiso won the opener of its three-game series with Cleveland State 9-2 at Emory G. Bauer Field.


Women's Bowling

Valpo Inks Three Bowlers to National Letters of Intent

Valparaiso bowling head coach Stephen Anthony announced today that Alyssa Alvarez, Jill Larson and Nicole Sanhamel have all signed National Letters of Intent during the current signing period and will join the Crusaders as freshmen for the 2010-2011 season.


Men's Basketball

Jay Harris Signs NLI to Join Crusader Men's Basketball Program

Jay Harris, a 6'1” guard out of Oswego East [Ill.] H.S., has signed a National Letter of Intent and will join the Valparaiso men's basketball program as a freshman for the 2010-2011 season. Harris comes to Valpo ranked as the #22 point guard in the nation in the Class of 2010, according to ESPN.com/Scouts, Inc., and as the fifth-best prospect overall in his class from the state of Illinois.


Softball

Crusaders Drop Twinbill at Purdue

Miscues cost the Valparaiso softball team in both ends of a doubleheader Thursday in West Lafayette, Ind., as the Crusaders fell to Purdue, 5-3 in the opener and 9-0 in the nightcap.


Baseball

Valpo Baseball Hosts Cleveland State and Saint Francis (Ind.) This Weekend

Valparaiso continues its homestand this weekend with four more games, including a key three game Horizon League series. The Crusaders open up on Friday afternoon hosting Cleveland State before wrapping up the conference series against the Vikings with a doubleheader on Saturday afternoon. Sunday, Valpo will step out of conference play to host Saint Francis (Ind.).


Women's Soccer

Linda Hathorn Named Assistant Soccer Coach at Valparaiso

Valparaiso University head women's soccer coach John Marovich has announced the addition of Linda Hathorn to the Crusader coaching staff as an assistant coach beginning immediately.


Baseball

Valpo's Bats Explode Early in Victory Over IU-Northwest

Valparaiso erupted for nine runs in the first inning and pounded out 18 hits total on the afternoon as the Crusaders returned to the victory column with a 17-1 triumph against Indiana-Northwest on Wednesday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field.


Men's Soccer

Valpo Men's Soccer to Close Spring Season With Alumni Game and Concert Saturday

The Valparaiso men's soccer program will conclude its spring season on Saturday afternoon with an alumni game at Brown Field at 12:30 p.m. before welcoming Taj Weekes, whose charity They Often Cry Outreach (TOCO) the Crusaders have partnered with, and Adowa to town for a concert that night beginning at 9 p.m.


Volleyball

Carin Avery Signs New Four-Year Contract

Valparaiso University director of athletics Mark LaBarbera is pleased to announce today that Carin Avery has signed a new four-year contract to continue as head coach of the Crusader volleyball program.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Women's Basketball Banquet to be Held May 1

The Valparaiso University Women's Basketball Banquet will be held on Saturday, May 1 in the Charles Room at the Strongbow Inn Banquet Center.


Baseball

Indiana Upends Valpo 11-2

Playing the first of three regular season games at U. S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind. on Tuesday evening, Valparaiso put plenty of runners on base but stranded 16 while suffering an 11-2 loss to Indiana.


Softball

Pair of Pitching Performances Propel Valpo to Sweep of IUPUI

Valparaiso got a pair of outstanding pitching performances on Tuesday afternoon as the Crusaders swept a home doubleheader from IUPUI by scores of 2-1 and 4-0. The two wins give Valpo 26 to date this season, already fourth-most in a single year in program history.


Men's Tennis

Valpo-Chicago State Tennis Postponed Tuesday

Tuesday's scheduled Valparaiso-Chicago State men's tennis match slated for the Valpo Tennis Complex has been postponed due to roster personnel issues with the Cougars. The match has been rescheduled for next Tuesday, April 20 at 3 p.m. at the Valpo Tennis Complex.


Baseball

Baseball Set to Host Indiana at U.S. Steel Yard

Valparaiso returns to the Northwest Indiana area for its next 12 games, beginning on Tuesday evening as the Crusaders host Indiana at U.S. Steel Yard in Gary. The Brown and Gold will then return to Emory G. Bauer Field on Wednesday afternoon to face Indiana-Northwest.


Women's Golf

Valpo Women Conclude Best Tournament of the Season

Valparaiso University's women's golf team wrapped up play at the Loyola Invitational on Monday, posting the team's best tournament score in program history. The Crusaders shot their second straight 374, matching the low round set on Sunday, to finish the 36-hole event at 748.


Softball

Valpo Softball Prepares for Busy Week

After playing just two games last week, Valparaiso has a busy slate on tap this week. The Crusaders will play mid-week non-league doubleheaders Tuesday versus IUPUI and Thursday at Purdue before heading to Chicago this weekend for a Horizon League three-game series against UIC.


Baseball

Valpo's Shafer Named Horizon League Pitcher of the Week

Valparaiso University's Bryce Shafer (Wabash, Ind./Northfield H.S.) has been named the Horizon League's Pitcher of the Week after posting a 2-0 record on the mound for the Crusaders from April 5-April 11.


Athletics

Valparaiso Recognizes 82 Student-Athletes at Annual Honors Banquet

Valparaiso University awarded 82 student-athletes with Presidential Academic Honors while also handing out the Laurel Award at the 19th Annual Academic Honors Banquet for Student-Athletes held on Sunday evening in the Harre Union.


Women's Golf

Valpo 8th After Round One at Loyola

Led by Jessica O'Brien's (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton H.S.) lowest round of the season, Valparaiso is in eighth place after the first round of the Loyola Invitational held at Evanston Golf Club in Evanston, Ill. on Sunday.


Baseball

Youngstown State Wins Series Finale Versus Valpo

Making up a game which was postponed from Friday due to cold and snowy weather, Valparaiso was unable to complete the weekend sweep of Youngstown State on Sunday morning, falling 8-1 to the Penguins at Eastwood Field in Niles, Ohio.


Baseball

Crusaders Sweep Youngstown State to Open Horizon League Play

Valparaiso scored two runs in the 10th inning of game one and Bryce Shafer (Wabash, Ind./Northfield H.S.) tossed a two-hitter over eight innings in game two as the Crusaders swept a doubleheader from Youngstown State 6-4 and 4-0 on Saturday afternoon at Eastwood Field in Niles, Ohio to open Horizon League action.


Women's Track & Field

Umana Sets New School Record to Lead Valpo at Miami

Ini Umana (Cottage Grove, Minn./Park) improved on her own school record Saturday in the discus throw and also posted the second-best mark in Crusader history in the hammer throw to lead the Valparaiso women's track and field team as it finished in 12th place at the Miami Invitational in Oxford, Ohio.


Men's Track & Field

Crusader Men Compete Saturday at Miami Invitational

Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley), Steve Schubert (Lisle, Ill./Benet Academy) and Nick Babbitt (Milwaukee, Wis./Nicolet) posted some of the top performances in Crusader history in their respective events, leading the Valparaiso men's track and field squad to a ninth-place finish Saturday at the Miami Invitational in Oxford, Ohio.


Women's Tennis

Valpo Defeated by UIC in Final Road Match

Valparaiso's women's tennis team took to the road for the final time in 2010 on Saturday, dropping a 7-0 decision against UIC at UIC Outdoor Courts in Chicago, Ill.


Men's Tennis

Valpo Comes Up Short Against UIC

In a highly competitive men's tennis match on Friday afternoon, Valparaiso came up on the short end of a 5-2 score against UIC at the Valpo Tennis Complex.


Baseball

Snow, Cold Postpone Friday's Valpo-YSU Baseball Game

Frigid temperatures and light snow has caused Friday afternoon's scheduled baseball game between Valparaiso and Youngstown State to be postponed at Eastwood Field in Niles, Ohio.


Women's Bowling

Cortese Named NTCA Second Team All-American

Valparaiso sophomore Natalie Cortese (Hoffman Estates, Ill./Hoffman Estates [Central Missouri]) was named a Brunswick/National Tenpins Coaches Association (NTCA) Second Team All-American this week after leading the Crusaders on the lanes throughout their inaugural campaign.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Women to Hold Three 2010 Summer Basketball Camps

The Valparaiso women's basketball team will be holding three summer camps for girls this June.


Softball

Lagesse Named ‘The People's Choice' on HLN

Valparaiso sophomore pitcher Alex Lagesse (Beecher, Ill./Beecher) has been named ‘The People's Choice' this week on the Horizon League Network, and is spotlighted in the featured video on the HLN website via phone interview.


Baseball

Valpo Tries for Second Time to Open Horizon League Action

Valparaiso finally begins Horizon League action with a three-game weekend series at Youngstown State. The Crusaders were suppose to have started conference play two weeks ago, but had their series at Wright State cancelled due to rain and snow.


Women's Tennis

Women's Tennis Falls to IPFW

Valparaiso's women's tennis team was forced indoors due to the heavy rains in Northwest Indiana on Wednesday and dropped a 7-0 match against IPFW at the Warsaw YMCA in Warsaw, Ind.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders to Hold Summer Camps

Valparaiso's men's basketball team will be hosting three basketball camps this summer for youths of all ages and skill levels.


Crusaderettes

2010-2011 Cheer and Dance Tryouts to be Held April 17

Valparaiso University will hold tryouts for the cheerleading and Crusaderette squads as well as the Crusader mascot for 2010-2011 school year on Saturday, April 17th, 2010 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Gym 2 of the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Cheerleading

2010-2011 Cheer and Dance Tryouts to be Held April 17

Valparaiso University will hold tryouts for the cheerleading and Crusaderette squads as well as the Crusader mascot for 2010-2011 school year on Saturday, April 17th, 2010 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Gym 2 of the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Softball

Valpo-Butler Series Finale Rained Out

Rain which is expected to continue through the afternoon has forced the cancellation of Valparaiso's Horizon League series finale with Butler on Wednesday. The game will not be made up.


Women's Tennis

Valpo Women's Tennis Announces Several Schedule Changes

Valparaiso's women's tennis team has several changes to its upcoming schedule, including moving today's (Wednesday) match against IPFW indoors.


Men's Track & Field

Mickens Named Horizon League Field Athlete of the Week

Valparaiso junior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) has been named the Horizon League Male Field Athlete of the Week after winning the triple jump last Saturday at the DePauw Invitational in Greencastle, Ind.


Softball

Crusaders Split Pair in League Twinbill Against Butler

Sadie Conner (Washington, Ill./Washington) hit a three-run homer off the left field foul pole in the third inning of the opener Tuesday afternoon at the Valparaiso University Softball Field, accounting for all the scoring in Valparaiso's 3-0 win over Butler to match the longest winning streak in school history. The Bulldogs avenged the loss with a 3-0 victory over the Crusaders in the nightcap.


Men's Golf

Gaugert Shoots 67 to Lead Valpo Tuesday

Austin Gaugert (Lake Geneva, Wis./Badger H.S.) shot Valparaiso's first under par round this season, carding a three-under 67 to lead the Crusaders to a 13th place finish at the Big Blue Intercollegiate held at King's Creek Golf Club in Spring Hill, Tenn.


Baseball

Purdue Snaps Valpo's Four-Game Win Streak

Valparaiso jumped out to a 4-0 lead but Purdue fought back and defeated the Crusaders 14-5 on Tuesday afternoon at Lambert Field in West Lafayette, Ind., snapping the Brown and Gold's four-game winning streak.


Women's Golf

Valpo Women Finish 10th at Hotels at Grand Prairie Classic

Valparaiso wrapped up the Hotels at Grand Prairie Classic on Tuesday with a 10th place finish in the 54-hole event held at WeaverRidge Golf Club in Peoria, Ill.


Baseball

Valpo to Meet Notre Dame in SouthShore Showdown April 28, Face RailCats May 12

The Valparaiso Crusaders will host in-state rival Notre Dame in the first SouthShore Showdown, Wednesday, April 28 at 7 p.m. at U. S. Steel Yard, and general admission tickets are on sale now for only five dollars. In addition, the Crusaders will face the Gary SouthShore RailCats in an exhibition game at U.S. Steel Yard on Wednesday, May 12.


Men's Golf

Valpo Men 13th After Two Rounds in Tennessee

Valparaiso wrapped up the first two rounds of the Big Blue Intercollegiate hosted by Tennessee State in 13th place on Monday after shooting its lowest score of the season, 299, in the opening round and finishing with a total of 604 at King's Creek Golf Club in Spring Hill, Tenn.


Women's Golf

Valpo Women Finish Day 1 in Peoria

Playing 36 holes on the same day for the first time in program history, the Valparaiso University women's golf team finished Monday in 10th place at the Hotels at Grand Prairie Classic held at WeaverRidge Golf Club in Peoria, Ill.


Baseball

Valpo Baseball Wins Fourth Straight, Downs Wabash 14-6

Valparaiso's baseball team continued its hot hitting attack on Monday afternoon, scoring double figures for the fourth straight games as the Crusaders ran their win streak to a season-high four with a 14-6 victory over Wabash at Emory G. Bauer Field.


Women's Tennis

Wayne State Tops Valpo in Non-Conference Action

Valparaiso stepped out of Horizon League action on Monday afternoon while continuing its four-match homestand, dropping a 6-1 decision against Wayne State at the Valpo Tennis Complex.


Softball

Valpo Returns Home for Key Three-Game League Series

Valparaiso has just one three-game series this week, but it is a huge one, as the first-place Crusaders host the second-place Butler Bulldogs in a doubleheader on Tuesday afternoon and a single game Wednesday afternoon at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.


Softball

Conner, Lagesse Sweep Horizon League Weekly Accolades

Valparaiso infielder Sadie Conner (Washington, Ill./Washington) and pitcher Alex Lagesse (Beecher, Ill./Beecher) have been named the Horizon League Hitter and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, after helping to lead the Crusaders to a perfect 5-0 record last week with all five victories coming via run rule.


Men's Golf

Valpo Moves Up One Position on Final Day at Indiana

Sunday's final round turned out to be the best of the tournament for Valparaiso University, as the Crusaders shot 307 to move up one position and finish in 17th place at the adidas Hoosier Invitational held at the Indiana University Golf Course in Bloomington, Ind.


Men's Track & Field

Valpo Men Go 1-2-3 In Triple Jump Saturday at DePauw

Crusader athletes went 1-2-3 in the triple Saturday at the DePauw Invitational in Greencastle, Ind., three of 13 top-ten finishes on the day for the Valparaiso men's track and field squad as it finished in seventh place.


Women's Track & Field

Crusader Women Place Seventh at DePauw

The Valparaiso women's track and field squad finished in seventh place Saturday afternoon at the DePauw Invitational in Greencastle, Ind.


Men's Golf

Valpo Men 18th in Bloomington

Valparaiso's men's golf team shot a two-round total of 634 on Saturday on the opening day of the adidas Hoosier Invitational held at the Indiana University Golf Course in Bloomington, Ind. The Crusaders shot 324 in the opening round before improving by 14 strokes to shoot 310 in round two.


Women's Tennis

Crusader Women Fall to Cleveland State

Valparaiso's women's tennis team continued its four-match homestand on Saturday afternoon, falling to Cleveland State 7-0 at Homewood-Flossmoor Racquet Club in Flossmoor, Ill. after being forced to play indoors due to rain in Northwest Indiana.


Baseball

Valpo Completes Weekend Sweep of Chicago State

Despite being delayed by more than two hours at the start due to rain, Valparaiso completed a weekend sweep of Chicago State, defeating the Cougars 16-4 on Saturday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field.


Men's Tennis

Cleveland State Upends Valpo Men 7-0

Valparaiso had to move indoors due to rain on Saturday afternoon, and the men's tennis team suffered a 7-0 setback against Cleveland State at the South Bend Tennis Club in Mishawaka, Ind.


Softball

Crusaders Close Out Series Sweep With Emphatic Win

Valparaiso ended its sweep of a three-game series in Detroit on Saturday afternoon with a bang, hitting two grand slams in the fifth inning of a 16-1, five-inning victory over the Titans. The win was the 105th in the careers of seniors Carrie Franson (Arlington, Wis./Poynette) and Whitney Warner (Greenwood, Ind./Center Grove), making them the winningest class in Valpo softball history.


Softball

Valpo Puts Up 28 Runs, Sweeps Twinbill at Detroit

Valparaiso matched a program record for runs in a single game to cap off a Horizon League doubleheader sweep at Detroit on Friday afternoon. The Crusaders took the opener, 10-0, before exploding for an 18-2 win in the nightcap. Junior KC Boldt (Red Wing, Minn./Red Wing) matched Crusader single-game records, which go back a dozen years, with four hits and six RBIs in the second game.


Baseball

Bats Come Alive on Record-Setting Day for Valpo Baseball

Valparaiso tied a NCAA record with 21 runs in the fifth inning of game one of Friday afternoon's doubleheader on the way to a sweep of Chicago State 26-5 and 13-3 at Emory G. Bauer Field.


Men's Tennis

Men's Tennis Downs YSU in Home Opener

Valparaiso's men's tennis team opened the home portion of the 2010 spring schedule on a warm Friday afternoon, picking up its first Horizon League victory of the year 4-3 against Youngstown State at the Valpo Tennis Complex.


Women's Tennis

Valpo Women Fall in Opener of Homestand

Valparaiso's women's tennis team dropped the first of its four-match homestand on Friday afternoon, suffering a 6-1 setback against Youngstown State at the Valpo Tennis Complex.


Baseball

Valpo-Chicago State Weekend Baseball Series Adjusted

Due to a chance of rain on Saturday, Valparaiso and Chicago State will play a doubleheader on Friday beginning at noon at Emory G. Bauer Field. The Crusaders and Cougars will then be scheduled for just a single game on Saturday, also starting at noon.


Men's Basketball, Athletics

New Court at ARC to Be Named After Coach Homer Drew

The name Drew has long been synonymous with basketball excellence at Valparaiso University. Next season, the Crusaders' home court will bear that name.


Softball

Valpo Cruises to Doubleheader Sweep of Northern Illinois

Valparaiso was sharp in all aspects of the game in a doubleheader sweep of Northern Illinois Wednesday at the Valparaiso University Softball Field, downing the Huskies 9-0 in the opener and 14-2 in the nightcap. The Crusaders matched their program record of four straight shutouts with the blanking in the day's first game, and also got to 20 wins the fastest of any team in program history.


Women's Tennis

Valpo Falls Just Short at Indiana Wesleyan

Jackie O'Reilly (Green Bay, Wis./DePere H.S.) and Stephanie York (Elkhart, Ind./Jimtown H.S.) each won doubles and singles matches on Wednesday afternoon, but Valparaiso came up one point short of its first victory of the season, falling 5-4 to Indiana Wesleyan at the Sutter Tennis Center.


Baseball

Valpo Baseball Holding Chicken Barbeque Cookout May 8

The Valparaiso University baseball team will be holding a chicken barbeque cookout on Saturday, May 8 as the Crusaders host instate rival Butler in a Horizon League doubleheader.


Baseball

Central Michigan Spoils Valpo's Home Opener

Kyle Muhlsteff (Yorba Linda, Calif./Esperanza H.S.) went 4-for-4 with a RBI for the Crusaders on Tuesday afternoon but Central Michigan spoiled Valparaiso's home opener with a 17-4 victory at Emory G. Bauer Field.


Softball

Softball Hits the Field For Five Games This Week

Valparaiso steps out of league play on Wednesday with a home doubleheader against Northern Illinois before returning to Horizon League action at Detroit with a doubleheader on Friday and a single game on Saturday.


Baseball

Valpo Baseball Set for Opening Homestand This Week

Valparaiso opens the home portion of the 2010 baseball season this week with a five-game homestand beginning with a Tuesday afternoon contest against Central Michigan. The Crusaders will then host Chicago State for three games over the weekend, including a doubleheader on Saturday.


Softball

Lagesse Earns Second Pitcher of the Week Honor of Season

Valparaiso sophomore right-handed pitcher Alex Lagesse (Beecher, Ill./Beecher) was named the Horizon League Pitcher of the Week for the second time this year and the third time in her career after pitching 11 innings of shutout ball in a pair of victories last week.


Women's Bowling

Crusaders Finish Inaugural Season Ranked Tenth in Nation

The Valparaiso bowling team broke into the top-ten in the nation in the final National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA) coach's poll of the 2009-2010 season, finishing the year with a #10 ranking.


Men's Golf

Valpo Concludes Play Sunday at Ball State

Valparaiso shot a 316 in the final round on Sunday to give the Crusaders a tournament total of 951 to finish in 14th place at the BSU Cardinal Collegiate held at Sultan's Run Golf Course in Jasper, Ind.


Baseball

Valpo-Wright State Series a Total Washout

More rain Saturday night into Sunday has cancelled the weekend baseball series between Valparaiso and Wright State in Dayton, Ohio.


Softball

Series Finale Against Green Bay Canceled

Steady overnight rains that are expected to continue throughout Sunday have forced the cancellation of the Valparaiso softball team's series finale today against Green Bay.


Men's Track & Field

Crusader Men Open Outdoor Campaign at IWU Saturday

Nine different Crusaders recorded top-ten finishes on Saturday as the Valparaiso men's track and field team opened its 2010 outdoor season at the Polar Bear Invitational in Marion, Ind., hosted by Indiana Wesleyan.


Women's Track & Field

Umana Picks Up Three Top-Fives as Crusader Women Open Outdoor Season

Ini Umana (Cottage Grove, Minn./Park) registered top-five finishes in three throwing events, including a win in the discus throw, to lead the Valparaiso women's track and field squad as it opened the 2010 outdoor season Saturday at the Polar Bear Invitational in Marion, Ind.


Men's Golf

Valpo Wraps Up 36 Holes at BSU Cardinal Collegiate

Valparaiso finished up 36 holes of the 54-hole Ball State Cardinal Collegiate on Saturday afternoon in 14th place with a two-round total of 635 at Sultan's Run Golf Club in Jasper, Ind.


Baseball

Field Conditions Prevent Baseball from Playing Twinbill

For the second straight day Valparaiso and Wright State were unable to play baseball at Nischwitz Stadium in Dayton, Ohio, as Saturday's doubleheader was postponed due to wet field conditions from the heavy rain and snow in the area on Thursday and Friday.


Softball

Crusaders Open League Play With Pair of Shutouts

Valparaiso opened its home campaign at the Valparaiso University Softball Field, along with the Horizon League slate, with a pair of shutout victories over Green Bay Saturday afternoon, defeating the Phoenix 8-0 in the opener and 3-0 in the nightcap. Shaleigh Jansen (Ottawa, Ill./Ottawa Township) set Valpo's single-season saves record and moved into a tie for first nationally, picking up her seventh save of the year in the latter game.


Men's Tennis

Crusader Men Drop Road Finale at Detroit

Valparaiso's men's tennis team wrapped up the road portion of the 2010 spring season on Friday evening, dropping a 7-0 decision to Detroit at Franklin Athletic Club in Southfield, Mich.


Women's Tennis

Crusader Women fall 7-0 at Detroit

Valparaiso returned to Horizon League action on Friday afternoon, but dropped a 7-0 match to Detroit at Franklin Tennis Club in Southfield, Mich.


Baseball

Valpo-Wright State Series Opener Postponed

After the Dayton, Ohio area got several inches of snow overnight, Friday's schedule Horizon League opener between Valparaiso and Wright State has been postponed until Sunday afternoon.


Baseball

Baseball Opens Horizon League Slate This Weekend

Valparaiso opens the 2010 Horizon League schedule this weekend as the Crusaders travel to Dayton, Ohio for a three-game set with the preseason favorites, the Wright State Raiders. The weekend set wraps up a 23-game road trip for the Brown and Gold to open the season, as Valpo will return home to Emory G. Bauer Field on Tuesday to host Central Michigan.


Softball

Valpo Splits Doubleheader At IPFW Wednesday

Alex Lagesse (Beecher, Ill./Beecher) and Shaleigh Jansen (Ottawa, Ill./Ottawa Township) combined on a four-hit shutout in the nightcap Wednesday in Fort Wayne, Ind., while Jessie Marinec's (Alsip, Ill./Marist) solo homer to lead off the second was the only run in Valparaiso's 1-0 victory over IPFW. The Mastodons got a walk-off double in the opener to earn a 2-1 win.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Women's Soccer to Host Eight Regular Season Matches in 2010

Valparaiso University will play eight of its 18 regular season matches at home during the 2010 women's soccer campaign as head coach John Marovich has announced his upcoming fall schedule.


Football

Spring Football Practice Kicks Off at Valpo

The Dale Carlson era of Valparaiso University football begins on Wednesday afternoon (March 24) as the Crusaders take to the field for the first of 15 days of spring practice.


Men's Golf

Valpo Men Finish 6th at Butler Spring Invitational

Valparaiso's men's golf team opened the 2010 spring season on Tuesday, posting its best Division I finish of the year, placing sixth out of nine teams at the Butler Spring Invitational held at Prestwick Country Club in Avon, Ind.


Women's Golf

Women's Golf Opens Spring Season at Butler

Valparaiso's women's golf team opened the 2010 spring season on Tuesday afternoon, finishing in 10th place at the Butler Spring Invitational held at Prestwick CC in Avon, Ind.


Women's Tennis

Valpo Women Fall 5-2 to Chicago State

Playing for the first time this season outdoors at the Valpo Tennis Complex, Valparaiso suffered a 5-2 setback to Chicago State on Tuesday afternoon.


Softball

Crusaders Ready to Return to the Field for Five Games

Valparaiso takes the field for the first time since its spring break trip with a five-game slate this week. The Crusaders travel to IPFW on Wednesday for a non-league doubleheader and then host Green Bay this weekend at the Valparaiso University Softball Field for a three-game series.


Football

Football Camps Coming to Valpo This Summer

The Valparaiso University football program will be holding several summer camps in 2010 at Brown Field, hosted by the Crusader coaching staff. The camps are designed to provide helpful instructional drills that will assist young athletes improve self-confidence in their ability to transfer proper technique to actual game situations.


Men's Golf, Women's Golf

Day 1 at Butler Washed Out Due to Rain

Valparaiso's men's and women's golf teams will have to wait another day to begin their 2010 spring season, as rain and cold temperatures postponed the first day of play at the Butler Spring Invitational in Avon, Ind.


Women's Tennis

Women's Tennis Loses at Milwaukee to Conclude Road Trip

Valparaiso wrapped up its conference-opening road trip on Sunday morning in Milwaukee, Wis. suffering a 7-0 loss to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.


Baseball

Southeast Missouri State Takes Series Finale from Valpo

Valparaiso wrapped up its three-game weekend series on Saturday afternoon, falling 8-7 to Southeast Missouri State at Capaha Field in Cape Girardeau, Mo.


Women's Tennis

Valpo Women Suffer Setback at Green Bay

Valparaiso's women's tennis team opened Horizon League play on Saturday evening, suffering a 7-0 defeat at the hands of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in Green Bay, Wis.


Men's Tennis

Valpo Men Fall to Green Bay in Horizon League Opener

Despite numerous close matches, Valparaiso came up on the short end of a 6-1 decision against the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay on Saturday afternoon in the Horizon League opener for both schools.


Baseball

Southeast Missouri State Takes Twinbill from Valpo

Valparaiso dropped both games of Friday afternoon's twinbill against Southeast Missouri State, falling 17-4 and 5-3 at Capaha Field in Cape Girardeau, Mo.


Women's Golf

Women's Golf Begins Spring Season Monday

With the inaugural women's golf season kicking off in September, Valparaiso now sets its sights on its first championship season as the Crusaders head into the spring of 2010. Head coach Mike Higdon has five players, all of whom got their first collegiate experience in the fall, ready to take to the links to utilize the experience they gained and continue to move forward with the Crusader golf program.


Men's Golf

Men's Golf Set for Spring Season

The Valparaiso University men's golf team will compete for a conference title for the first time since 1992 this spring after the Crusaders brought the program back to campus this past fall. First year head coach Mike Higdon has six freshmen on the roster that gained a great deal of experience during the fall season, and heading into the championship season that knowledge will be valuable as the Brown and Gold competes in the Horizon League.


Baseball

Baseball's Weekend Schedule Altered Due to Weather Forecast

This weekend's three-game series between Valparaiso and Southeast Missouri State has been altered due to forecasted inclement weather in the Cape Girardeau, Mo. area.


Baseball

Valpo Baseball Heads to Southeast Missouri State This Weekend

Valparaiso continues its season-opening 23-game road trip this weekend as the Crusaders head to Cape Girardeau, Mo. to face Southeast Missouri State in a three-game series. Valpo looks to continue its momentum after winning two out of three last weekend at Gardner-Webb.


Softball

Crusader Twinbill Against Western Illinois Canceled

Valparaiso's scheduled home-opening doubleheader against Western Illinois on Wednesday has been canceled due to unplayable field conditions. The games will not be made up.


Men's Basketball

Wood Earns NABC All-District Honor

Valparaiso redshirt sophomore guard Brandon Wood (Kokomo, Ind./Kokomo [Highland C.C./Southern Illinois]) represented the Crusaders on the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District 12 Second Team, as released today by the NABC.


Men's Tennis

Valpo's DeHerrera Named Horizon League's Tennis Athlete of the Week

Valparaiso University's Kevin DeHerrera (Littleton, Colo./Chatfield H.S.) has been named the Horizon League's Athlete of the Week in men's tennis after posting a 3-1 singles record and a 2-2 doubles mark in four matches last week in Florida.


Softball

DeBruzzi Earns HL Batter of the Week Accolades

Junior catcher Lisa DeBruzzi (Carlisle, Mass./Concord-Carlisle) was named the Horizon League Batter of the Week today for the week ending March 14 after putting together a stellar performance at the plate in Valpo's five games last week.


Women's Bowling

Valpo Closes Music City Classic in 11th Place

The #10 Valparaiso team closed out the Music City Classic in Smyrna, Tenn. on Sunday, going 1-2 in bracket play to finish the three-day tournament in 11th place.


Women's Bowling

Valpo Moves Up to Ninth at Music City Classic

The #10 Valparaiso bowling team moved up two places in the standings at the Music City Classic in Smyrna, Tenn. on Saturday, finishing the second of three days of competition in ninth place.


Baseball

Valpo Splits at Gardner-Webb, Takes Series

Valparaiso bounced back from an opening game 9-4 loss at Gardner-Webb to post a 10-4 victory in the night cap as the Crusaders took the series from the Bulldogs on Saturday afternoon at Sims Legion Park in Gastonia, N.C.


Softball

Valpo Closes Long Road Trip With Pair of Wins

Valparaiso's 15-day, 17-game, 2,869 mile spring break road trip closed on an extremely high note Saturday, as the Crusaders opened the day with a solid 4-1 win over Missouri State before ending their slate at the KU Invitational in Lawrence, Kan. with a 6-5 walkoff victory over host Kansas.


Women's Tennis

Valpo-Green Bay Horizon League Opener Postponed

Valparaiso's scheduled Horizon League opener in women's tennis set for Saturday afternoon in Tampa, Fla. has been postponed, and will be rescheduled for next Saturday, March 20, in Green Bay, Wis.


Women's Bowling

Crusaders Return to Action at Music City Classic

The #10 Valparaiso bowling team returned to competition for the first time in nearly a month on Friday afternoon at the Music City Classic in Smyrna, Tenn., posting a 4-2 record on the day.


Baseball

Crusaders Take Series Opener at Gardner-Webb

Valparaiso's offense pounded out 15 hits and Damon McCormick (Louisville, Ky./Saint Xavier H.S.) pitched eight solid innings as the Crusaders defeated Gardner-Webb 7-5 on Friday afternoon in the opening game of a three-game series at Sims Legion Park in Gastonia, N.C.


Softball

Friday's Game Washed Away for Crusaders

Valparaiso's Friday game at the KU Invitational against the host Jayhawks has been canceled due to inclement weather. The Crusaders will conclude play in Lawrence with two games Saturday, facing Missouri State at 11 a.m. and Kansas at 1 p.m.


Softball

Valpo Drops One-Run Decision at Kansas

Valparaiso cranked out 13 hits Thursday afternoon at Big 12 foe Kansas, but a pair of Jayhawk three-run innings were too much for the Crusaders to overcome as they fall to the hosts, 6-5, in the opener of the KU Invitational.


Softball

Crusader Softball's Weekend Schedule Altered

Rainy conditions in the weather forecast in the Lawrence, Kan. area have forced changes to Valparaiso's game schedule this weekend at the KU Invitational. Today's game is on as scheduled against Kansas at 4 p.m.


Women's Tennis

Storms Cancel Crusader Match with North Dakota

Strong thunderstorms which rolled through the Orlando, Florida area have forced the cancellation of Valparaiso's scheduled women's tennis match against North Datkota on Thursday morning.


Baseball

#19/23 South Carolina Wins Second Straight from Valpo

Justin Frane (Huntertown, Ind./Carroll H.S.) hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning to give Valparaiso the lead, but #19/23 South Carolina responded by scoring in four straight innings on the way to a 7-3 victory over the Crusaders on Wednesday afternoon at Carolina Stadium in Columbia, S.C.


Men's Tennis

Valpo Men Suffer Loss to Monmouth to Close Spring Trip

Playing their final match of their spring trip in Orlando, Fla. on Wednesday morning, Valparaiso's men's tennis team suffered a 5-2 loss against Monmouth at Lake Cane.


Baseball

Third Inning the Difference as Valpo Falls to #19/23 South Carolina

Valparaiso took an early 3-0 lead against #19/23 South Carolina on Tuesday evening at Carolina Stadium in Columbia, S.C., but the Gamecocks scored 10 times in the third inning, including eight unearned runs, and defeated the Crusaders 12-4 before 5,295 fans.


Men's Tennis

Fairfield Edges Valpo Men 4-3 on Tuesday

Valparaiso picked up singles victories at three, five, and six on Tuesday afternoon, but it was not quite enough as Fairfield defeated the Crusaders 4-3 at Rollins College in Orlando, Fla.


Women's Tennis

Valpo Women Suffer Narrow Setback at Eckerd

Valparaiso just missed its first victory of the 2010 spring season on Tuesday afternoon, dropping a 5-4 match to Eckerd in Saint Petersburg, Fla., the Crusaders' first match on its spring trip.


Softball

Valpo Rallies for Twinbill Split at Marshall

Down 4-0 after two innings in the nightcap Tuesday in Huntington, W.V., Valparaiso scored six runs over the next three frames and kept Marshall off the scoreboard the rest of the way to earn a 6-4 victory and a split of the doubleheader. The Thundering Herd downed the Crusaders 8-0 in the day's opener.


Men's Tennis

Men's Tennis Falls to UConn

Valparaiso played a hard-fought match against Connecticut out of the Big East on Monday evening, but fell 7-0 to the Huskies in Orlando, Fla.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Season Ends with Loss to Milwaukee in Horizon League Tournament

Valparaiso saw its 2009-2010 women's basketball season come to a close on Monday evening as the Crusaders suffered a 71-57 setback against Milwaukee in the first round of the Speedway Horizon League Championship held at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Softball

Lagesse Named Horizon League Pitcher of the Week

Valparaiso sophomore right-hander Alex Lagesse (Beecher, Ill./Beecher) was named the Horizon League Pitcher of the Week today after going 4-0 for the Crusaders in the circle last week.


Men's Tennis

Men's Tennis Earns Victory over Boston University

Spearheaded by a sweep of doubles, Valparaiso posted a 5-2 victory over Boston University on Monday morning at Star Island in Orlando, Fla.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Women Set for Tournament Action Monday Night

Postseason play begins on Monday evening for the #8 seed Valparaiso Crusaders as the Brown and Gold host the #9 seed Milwaukee Panthers at the ARC. Valpo earned the home game on the final day of the regular season with a victory over UIC and now looks for its first win ever in the Speedway Horizon League Women's Basketball Championship.


Softball

Valpo Splits to Close Out War Eagle Classic

Valparaiso extended its winning streak to eight games Sunday with a 5-0 victory over Alabama State before falling to host Auburn in extra innings, 6-3, as it closed out play at the War Eagle Classic in Auburn, Ala.


Baseball

Crusaders Fall to Fairfield in Ninth

Damon McCormick (Louisville, Ky./Saint Xavier H.S.) allowed just one run in 6.1 innings of work on the mound but Fairfield came through with a two-out single in the bottom of the ninth to defeat Valparaiso 2-1 on Sunday morning at Chain of Lakes Stadium in Winter Haven, Fla.


Men's Tennis

Valpo Men Fall to Creighton to Open Spring Trip

Valparaiso began its week-long trip in Orlando, Fla. on Sunday afternoon, but suffered a 6-1 setback to Creighton at Star Island.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Women to Host Milwaukee in Tournament Action Monday

Eighth-seeded Valparaiso will play host to ninth-seeded Milwaukee at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Monday evening at 7 p.m. in the first round of the Speedway Horizon League Women's Basketball Championship.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Closes Regular Season with Win at UIC

Lauren Kenney (Mooresville, Ind./Mooresville H.S.) and Raegan Moore (Girard, Pa./Girard H.S.) each tallied career highs on Saturday afternoon as Valparaiso closed out the 2009-2010 regular season with an 88-77 victory over UIC at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Ill.


Softball

Crusaders Roll On for Seventh Straight Win

All cylinders were clicking on Saturday for Valparaiso, as the Crusaders earned an 8-0 run-rule shortened victory over Tennessee State in Auburn, Ala. at the War Eagle Classic to extend their winning streak to seven games.


Baseball

Valpo Bats Silenced by Northeastern

Northeastern pitching limited Valparaiso to just five hits on Saturday morning as the Huskies defeated the Crusaders 7-1 at Lake Myrtle Stadium in Auburndale, Fla.


Softball

Come-From-Behind Win Gives Valpo Best Start in School History

Valparaiso's offense, held in check over the first half of Friday night's game, exploded to overcome a five-run deficit in an 8-6 nine-inning victory over Gardner-Webb at the War Eagle Classic in Auburn, Ala. The win is Valpo's sixth straight and improves the Crusaders' record to 10-3, the best start in school history.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Women Close Regular Season Saturday at UIC

Valparaiso wraps up the 2009-2010 regular season on Saturday afternoon in the Windy City as the Crusaders battle UIC. The Brown and Gold still have a chance to host a first round Horizon League Tournament game on Monday evening with a win and some help.


Volleyball

Valpo Volleyball Announces Spring Schedule

Valparaiso head volleyball coach Carin Avery announced today her squad's spring 2010 schedule, which has the Crusaders playing on four dates in late March into April.


Women's Basketball

Loyola Derails Valpo's Rally in Closing Seconds

Valparaiso fought back from an 11-point second half deficit and had a lead late, but Katie Kortekamp's three-pointer with 8.9 seconds remaining gave Loyola (Chicago) a 62-61 victory over the Crusaders on Thursday night at the Gentile Center in Chicago, Ill.


Baseball

Valpo Baseball Nudged by Duquesne in Pitcher's Dual

Jon Gulbransen (Appleton, Wis./Fox Valley Lutheran H.S.) went seven strong innings on Thursday, allowing just two earned runs, but Valpo's bats were limited to just eight hits as the Crusaders fell 3-2 to Duquesne at Lake Myrtle Stadium in Auburndale, Fla.


Baseball

Valpo Downs Western Michigan Tuesday Afternoon

A five-run sixth inning put Valparaiso ahead to stay on Wednesday afternoon as the Crusaders defeated Western Michigan 10-7 at Chain of Lakes Stadium in Winter Haven, Fla.


Softball

Crusaders Extend Winning Streak to Five Games

One day after its pitching dominated a pair of games, the Valparaiso offense took center stage Wednesday, totaling 26 hits as the Crusaders earned victories over Saint Francis (Pa.), 6-1, and Holy Cross, 7-5, at the Rebel Spring Games in Orlando, Fla. The pair of wins extends the Crusader winning streak to five games.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Begins Final Weekend at Loyola (Chicago)

Valparaiso begins its final road trip of the 2009-2010 regular season on Thursday evening when the Crusaders travel to the Windy City to battle Loyola (Chicago). Valpo's final two games of the regular season will have a large impact in the Crusaders' seed in the Horizon League Championships, which begin on Monday.


Men's Track & Field

Valpo Grad Bartholomew Takes 12th in Weight Throw at USA Indoor Championships

Valparaiso graduate and current assistant coach Steve Bartholomew competed this past weekend in the weight throw at the 2010 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships, finishing in 12th place.


Softball

Crusader Pitching Dominates as Valpo Sweeps Pair Tuesday

The Valparaiso pitching staff got the job done in a pair of games Tuesday at the Rebel Spring Games in Orlando, Fla., as four Crusader pitchers combined to allow just one unearned run as Valpo defeated Dayton, 4-1, and Holy Cross, 8-0.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders' Season Comes to a Close Tuesday

The Valparaiso men's basketball team saw its 2009-2010 campaign come to an end Tuesday at the Athletics-Recreation Center, as the sixth-seeded Crusaders fell to seventh-seeded Detroit, 89-82, in first round action in the 2010 Horizon League Men's Basketball Championship.


Baseball

Baseball Splits on Tuesday in Winter Haven

Valparaiso won its opening game on Tuesday afternoon at Chain of Lakes Stadium in Winter Haven, Fla. for the 1,100th victory in school history, defeating Saint Bonaventure 17-13. The Crusaders then dropped the night cap 16-8 against Maine.


Men's Basketball

Wood Named HL Newcomer of the Year; Johnson Also Earns Multiple Accolades

Valparaiso redshirt sophomore guard Brandon Wood (Kokomo, Ind./Kokomo [Highland C.C./Southern Illinois]) was named the Horizon League Newcomer of the Year today as the league unveiled its postseason awards. In addition, both Wood and Cory Johnson (Duluth, Minn./Duluth East [Iowa State]) earned spots on the All-League Second Team, as well as the All-Newcomer Team.


Softball

Rutkowski Earns Weekly League Honor

Sophomore infielder/catcher Jordan Rutkowski (Alden, N.Y./Alden) was named the Horizon League Batter of the Week for the week ending Feb. 28 by the league office today after earning All-Tournament honors for Valparaiso last weekend at the Tiger Softball Classic.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Ready to Open HL Championship Against Detroit Tuesday

Valparaiso, which finished in a tie for fourth place in the league regular season standings, is the sixth seed for the 2010 Speedway Horizon League Men's Basketball Championship and will host seventh-seeded Detroit Tuesday evening in first round action.


Baseball

Valpo's O'Gara Named Horizon League Batter of the Week

Valparaiso University's Ryan O'Gara (Buffalo Grove, Ill./Buffalo Grove H.S.) has been named the Horizon League's Batter of the Week after continuing his hot start to the 2010 season over three games this past weekend.


Softball

Crusaders Earn Split for Second Straight Day

The Valparaiso softball team split a pair of games on Sunday to end its time at the Tiger Softball Classic in Nashville, Tenn, dropping their opener to Indiana State, 13-4, before rallying for a 14-1 victory over Alabama A&M to close tournament play. Jennifer Hermanson (Beecher, Ill./Beecher), Jordan Rutkowski (Alden, N.Y./Alden) and Sara Strickland (Phoenix, Ariz./Horizon) all earned All-Tournament Team accolades.


Men's Track & Field

Mickens, Schubert Record Top Fives for Valpo on Sunday

Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) and Steve Schubert (Lisle, Ill./Benet Academy) each recorded top-five finishes in the triple jump Sunday to lead the Valparaiso men's track and field team as it concluded a seventh-place finish at the 2010 Horizon League Indoor Track and Field Championships in Ann Arbor, Mich.


Women's Track & Field

Valpo Places Eighth at HL Indoor Championships

Ini Umana (Cottage Grove, Minn./Park) posted one of the best performances in Crusader history in the throws for the second straight day as the Valparaiso women's track and field squad finished in eighth place at the 2010 Horizon League Indoor Track and Field Championships.


Baseball

Valpo Loses Slugfest with Jacksonville 23-14

In a game which saw 37 runs, 45 hits, 11 errors, and 14 walks, Valparaiso came up on the short end of a 23-14 final against Jacksonville on Sunday afternoon in the final game of the Jacksonville Tournament held at Sessions Stadium in Jacksonville, Fla.


Men's Swimming

Crusaders Wrap Up Horizon League Championships

The 2009-2010 swimming and diving season came to a close for Valparaiso on Saturday at the Horizon League Championships held at Flames Natatorium in Chicago, Ill.


Women's Swimming

Women's Swim Season Comes to a Close Saturday

Valparaiso wrapped up the 2009-2010 season on Saturday with the final day of competition at the Horizon League Swimming and Diving Championships held at Flames Natatorium in Chicago, Ill.


Softball

Late Rally Gives Valpo Split Saturday at Tiger Softball Classic

Trailing by two runs and down to its final out against host Tennessee State Saturday afternoon at the Tiger Softball Classic in Nashville, Tenn., Valparaiso rallied for three runs to earn a 4-3 victory over the Tigers. The Crusaders dropped their opener Saturday morning to Indiana State, 6-3.


Men's Track & Field

Babbitt, Mickens Post Top Fives on Day One of HL Championships

Nick Babbitt (Milwaukee, Wis./Nicolet) posted one of the best efforts in school history in the weight throw, while Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) also registered a top-five finish Saturday as the Valparaiso men's track and field team competed on the first of two days of action at the 2010 Horizon League Men's Indoor Track and Field Championships in Ann Arbor, Mich.


Women's Track & Field

Crusader Women Eighth After Day One at HL Indoor Championships

Ini Umana (Cottage Grove, Minn./Park) posted the second-best distance in program history in the weight throw, while Kara Connelly (Sugar Grove, Ill./West Aurora) led Valparaiso with a sixth-place finish in the pole vault as the Crusader women's track and field squad competed Saturday in the first of two days of competition at the 2010 Horizon League Indoor Track and Field Championships in Ann Arbor, Mich.


Men's Basketball

Valpo to Face Detroit to Open Horizon League Championship

The Valparaiso men's basketball team, which finished tied for fourth in the Horizon League regular season with a 10-8 record, earned the sixth seed for the 2010 Speedway Horizon League Men's Basketball Championship and will open play at the ARC on Tuesday evening against seventh-seeded Detroit at 7 p.m.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Celebrates Senior Day Victory over Milwaukee

Led by a balanced scoring attack which saw five Crusaders score in double figures, Valparaiso closed out the home portion of the regular season on Saturday afternoon with a 70-58 victory over Milwaukee on Senior Day at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Baseball

Gulbransen Pitches Valpo to Season's First Win

Jon Gulbransen (Appleton, Wis./Fox Valley Lutheran H.S.) allowed just one run on six hits in eight strong innings for Valparaiso as the Crusaders posted their first victory of the season with a 9-1 triumph over Richmond on day two of the Jacksonville Tournament held at Sessions Stadium in Jacksonville, Fla.


Men's Basketball

Crusader Upset Bid Falls Short Friday Versus #15/10 Butler

Valparaiso led #15/10 Butler at the half in front of a capacity crowd at the Athletics-Recreation Center Friday night and was still leading with less than ten minutes to play, but the Crusaders eventually fell to the Bulldogs, 74-69, in both teams' regular season finale. Senior Brandon McPherson (Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence North) broke Valpo's program record for games played in a career with his 128th appearance.


Women's Swimming

Majercik Earns Finals Berth on Day 3 at Horizon League Championships

Rachel Majercik (Schaumburg, Ill./Conant H.S.) became the first Crusader to break into the top-16 at the Horizon League Swimming and Diving Championships on Friday, as Valparaiso finished day three of competition at Flames Natatorium in Chicago, Ill.


Men's Swimming

Crusaders Remain Sixth at Horizon League Championships

Two individuals qualified for the evening finals on Friday for Valparaiso as the Crusaders returned to the water for day three of the Horizon League Swimming and Diving Championships at Flames Natatorium in Chicago, Ill.


Baseball

Valpo Rallies, Falls Just Short of #20 Oklahoma

Valparaiso rallied from a six-run deficit to tie the game at nine, but #22/20 Oklahoma came through with three runs in the bottom of the eighth and defeated the Crusaders 12-9 on Friday afternoon in the opening game of the Jacksonville Tournament played at Sessions Stadium in Jacksonville, Fla.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Women Host Milwaukee on Senior Day Saturday

The 2009-2010 regular season home schedule comes to an end on Saturday afternoon as Valparaiso hosts Milwaukee. Both teams are jockeying for position in the upcoming Horizon League Championships, and the Senior Day outcome may go a long way in determining who will be playing a home game in the first round of tournament play.


Women's Swimming

Valpo Women Remain 8th at Horizon League Championships

Midway through the 2010 Horizon League Swimming and Diving Championships, Valparaiso remains in eighth place in the event being held at the Flames Natatorium in Chicago, Ill.


Men's Swimming

Day 2 Complete at Horizon League Championships

Valparaiso wrapped up the second day of the 2010 Horizon League Swimming and Diving Championships on Thursday evening and remain in sixth place at the Flames Natatorium in Chicago, Ill.


Women's Basketball

First Place Green Bay Tops Valpo

A 21-2 run midway through the first half opened up the game on Thursday evening as Green Bay went on to defeat Valparaiso 69-44 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Men's Soccer

Crusader Men's Soccer Adds Vervynckt to 2010 Class

Valparaiso head men's soccer coach Mike Avery announced this afternoon that Todd Vervynckt, a talented attacking player from Plymouth, Ind. (Plymouth H.S./Indiana Invaders FC), has signed a national letter of intent to join the Crusader squad as a freshman for the 2010 season. Vervynckt's addition brings the Crusaders' incoming class for 2010 to nine players.


Volleyball

Crusader Volleyball Team to Host Summer Camp

Valparaiso volleyball head coach Carin Avery and the Crusader volleyball team will host a pair of 2010 summer camps this July at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The camp for youths in grades 5-8 will be held July 5-8, while grades 9-12 will attend camp July 8-11.


Men's Swimming

Relay Sets School Record on Opening Night of Horizon League Championships

Valparaiso opened the 2010 Horizon League Swimming and Diving Championships in record-setting fashion on Wednesday evening as the Crusaders' 200 medley relay posted a new school mark at the Flames Natatorium in Chicago, Ill.


Women's Swimming

Valpo Women Open Horizon League Championships Wednesday Evening

The 2010 Horizon League Swimming and Diving Championships got underway on Wednesday evening at the Flames Natatorium in Chicago, Ill. with Valparaiso sitting in eighth place after the first of four days of competition.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Closes Regular Season at ARC Friday with #15/10 Butler

Valparaiso closes out regular season play Friday night with a matchup against in-state rival #15/10 Butler from the ARC live nationwide on ESPNU. It also marks the Crusaders' Senior Night, honoring lone senior Brandon McPherson for his contributions to the program over the last five years.


Men's Basketball

Tickets Still Available for Butler Game; On Sale Now for First Round of Horizon Championship

The Valparaiso University Athletic Ticket Office announced today that tickets are currently on sale for the Crusaders' first round game in the 2010 Speedway Horizon League Men's Basketball Championship on Tuesday at 7 p.m. In addition, there are still tickets available for Friday night's 8 p.m. game against #15/10 Butler.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Women Begin Final Homestand Thursday Hosting Green Bay

Valparaiso begins its final homestand of the 2009-2010 regular season on Thursday evening as the Crusaders host Green Bay. Valpo is looking to rebound from a pair of road losses last weekend while the Phoenix enter the contest winners of four straight and six of their last seven overall.


Men's Soccer

Valpo Men's Soccer Announces 2010 Spring Schedule

Valparaiso head men's soccer coach Mike Avery announced today the squad's 2010 spring soccer schedule, featuring three home appearances at Brown Field.


Baseball

McNeese State Shuts Out Valpo in Series Finale

McNeese State did all of its scoring in the first four innings on Sunday morning, and completed a three-game sweep of Valparaiso with a 12-0 victory at Cowboy Diamond in Lake Charles, La.


Baseball

Early Innings too Much for Valpo to Overcome

McNeese State scored seven times in the first two innings on Saturday afternoon and Valparaiso could not rally from the deficit as the Crusaders fell 8-2 to the Cowboys at Cowboy Diamond in Lake Charles, La.


Men's Track & Field

Mickens Wins Triple Jump as Valpo Competes at Boilermaker Invite

Junior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) won the triple jump Saturday, one of his two top-fives on the day as the Valparaiso men's track and field team took part in the Boilermaker Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind.


Women's Track & Field

Crusader Women Compete At Purdue

The Valparaiso women's track and field team completed its final tuneup for the upcoming Horizon League Championships on Saturday, making the short trip south to compete at the Boilermaker Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Fall at Bowling Green

Valparaiso was unable to capture a victory in its final non-league game of the regular season, falling to Bowling Green State University 87-70 Saturday afternoon in Bowling Green, Ohio. Fifth-year senior Brandon McPherson (Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence North) matched the Crusader career record for games played with his 127th career game, tying Raitis Grafs.


Women's Basketball

Detroit Defeats Crusader Women Saturday Afternoon

Valparaiso could not recover from a 15-point halftime deficit on Saturday afternoon, dropping a 67-49 Horizon League decision to Detroit at Calihan Hall in Detroit, Mich.


Baseball

McNeese State Rallies Late to Spoil Season Opener for Valpo Baseball

Bryce Shafer (Wabash, Ind./Northfield H.S.) went six strong innings for Valparaiso but McNeese State scored four times in the eighth and two more in the ninth as the Cowboys rallied to defeat the Crusaders 7-6 on Friday night at Cowboy Field in Lake Charles, La. in the season opener for both teams.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Women Battle First Place Detroit Saturday

Valparaiso wraps up its weekend road trip on Saturday afternoon, as the Crusaders travel to the Motor City to battle Detroit. Valpo is looking to bounce back following Thursday's setback in which the Crusaders rallied from 17 points down to close within one before falling to Wright State.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Takes Break From HL Play to Face BGSU

Valparaiso takes one last breather from Horizon League action on Saturday as the Crusaders travel to the east to face off against Bowling Green State University. Valpo, which has won nine of its last 12 games, would secure at least a .500 overall mark for the season with a victory.


Women's Basketball

Valpo's Late Comeback Falls Just Short

Valparaiso rallied from 17 points down with 8:46 to play, cutting the deficit to one in the final minute, but could not complete the comeback, falling to Wright State 54-51 on Thursday evening at the Ervin J. Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio.


Men's Basketball

Kenney's 27 Leads Valpo to Win Over Loyola

Freshman guard Matt Kenney (Mooresville, Ind./Mooresville) scored a career-best 27 points off the bench Wednesday, leading a 52-point night from Valparaiso's reserves as the Crusaders led by as many as 20 in an 84-73 win over Loyola at the ARC. With the win, the Crusaders secured a first-round home game in the Horizon League Championship.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Return Home to Take On Loyola Wednesday

In a fight for seeding heading into the league championship, Valparaiso takes to the court of the ARC for the next-to-last time during the regular season on Wednesday evening as the Crusaders host Loyola. A win would give the Crusaders their greatest number of league victories since joining the Horizon League in 2007-08.


Baseball

Valpo Baseball Opens 2010 Season Friday

After posting their first winning record since 1999 one year ago, the Valparaiso Crusaders return to the diamond in 2010 looking to build upon the momentum that was created last season. Head coach Tracy Woodson's squad returns 20 players from the team that went 28-24 in 2009, and posted a 12-11 mark in Horizon League play, placing fourth, the highest for the Brown and Gold since joining the conference.


Men's Soccer

Crusader Men's Soccer Announces Four More Additions for 2010

Valparaiso University head men's soccer coach Mike Avery announced today the addition of four student-athletes set to join the Crusaders for the fall 2010 season. These four incoming freshmen will accompany four players who were introduced on February 3rd. The newest additions to the Crusader men's soccer roster are high school seniors Charles Barden, Ben Burnett, Michael Chwistek and Fabian Urquiza.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Women Take to the Road Thursday Heading to Wright State

Coming off of a large, record-setting victory on Saturday afternoon, Valparaiso looks to continue its momentum on Thursday evening in Dayton, Ohio as the Crusaders battle Wright State. Both schools are jockeying for position over the next three weeks for the upcoming Horizon League Championships.


Softball

Phalen, Jansen Sweep Horizon League Weekly Awards

Valparaiso sophomore infielder Kelsey Phalen (Batavia, Ill./Batavia) was named the Horizon League Player of the Week, while sophomore pitcher Shaleigh Jansen (Ottawa, Ill./Ottawa Township) earned Pitcher of the Week accolades as the league announced its weekly awards today. It is the first career weekly honor for both players.


Softball

Valpo Closes UNI Dome Classic With Two More Victories

Valparaiso extended its win streak to three games as it closed its season-opening weekend at the UNI Dome Classic with wins Sunday over Dayton (2-1) and North Dakota (9-1).


Women's Bowling

Crusader Bowlers Earn Program's First Event Victory at Warhawk Classic

The #11 Valparaiso bowling team brought home the first event victory in program history Sunday at the Warhawk Classic in Whitewater, Wis., while Krystyna Johnson (Montgomery, Ill./Oswego East [Delaware State]) earned individual titlist honors.


Softball

Crusader Softball Opens Season With Split at UNI Dome Classic

The Valparaiso softball team opened its 2010 campaign on Saturday, the earliest it has ever began a season, with a split at the Ramada UNI Dome Classic in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The Crusaders began the day with a 7-2 loss to the host Panthers, but rebounded in the nightcap with a 4-3 victory over South Dakota.


Men's Tennis

Baum Registers Win but Valpo Falls at Toledo

Chris Baum (Charlotte, N.C./Providence H.S.) earned a victory at fifth singles for Valparaiso, but the Crusaders dropped a 6-1 decision to Toledo on Saturday evening at Laurel Hill Racquet Club in Toledo, Ohio.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Earns Big Road Win With Comeback at YSU

Valparaiso overcame a five-point deficit in the final two minutes to earn a hard-fought 77-75 victory in a back-and-forth game with Youngstown State in Youngstown, Ohio Saturday evening.


Women's Bowling

#11 Valparaiso a Close Second after Day One of Warhawk Classic

The #11 Valparaiso bowling squad went 4-1 Saturday on the first of two days of competition at the Warhawk Classic in Whitewater, Wis., and are just seven pins out of first place.


Men's Track & Field

Mickens Leads Crusader Men's Effort at Chicagolands

Junior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) posted a pair of Valparaiso's best performances ever in the jumps as the Crusader men's track and field squad finished in 11th place Saturday at the Chicagoland Championships in Chicago, Ill.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Posts Record-Setting Win against Youngstown State

Allowing the fewest points in school history, Valparaiso cruised to an 80-28 victory over Youngstown State on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center, posting the largest margin of victory for a Crusader team in 32 years.


Women's Track & Field

Bradford Paces Valpo Women at Chicagoland Championships

Senior distance runner Alyssa Bradford (Mukwonago, Wis./Mukwonago) recorded two of Valparaiso's five top-ten finishes Friday night as the Crusader women finished in tenth place at the Chicagoland Championships in Romeoville, Ill.


Softball

Valpo Softball Set for Start of 2010 Season

Coming off of a record-setting 2009 campaign, the Valparaiso softball team is taking aim at even bigger and better things as it prepares for the start of the 2010 season. The season begins this weekend at the UNI Dome Classic in Cedar Falls, Iowa.


Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball Thinking Pink Saturday against Youngstown State

Valparaiso wraps up its three-game homestand on Saturday afternoon with its annual Pink Zone game. The Crusaders host Youngstown State as part of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) initiative to raise awareness for breast cancer.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Ends Stretch of Five Games in Ten Days Saturday at Youngstown State

Valparaiso looks to get back on the winning track on the road Saturday at Youngstown State. The Crusaders, who are closing out a stretch of five games in ten days, have just two regular-season league contests left after Saturday night, both at home at the ARC.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Suffers Setback to Cleveland State

Despite being within three points at intermission, Valparaiso dropped an 82-59 decision to Cleveland State on Thursday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Rally Falls Short at Cleveland State

Down 18 with nine minutes to go, the Valparaiso men's basketball team attempted to mount a furious comeback, closing to within four points on a pair of occasions, but Cleveland State hit all its free throws down the stretch and held off the Crusaders, 80-71, Thursday night in Horizon League action in Cleveland, Ohio.


Football

Valpo Announces 2010 Football Schedule Which Opens September 2

Valparaiso University head coach Dale Carlson has announced the Crusaders' 2010 football schedule, which will see the Brown and Gold play at home five times during the 11-game slate.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Starts Final HL Road Trip at Cleveland State

Valparaiso continues a stretch of five Horizon League games in a ten-day span on Thursday evening, hitting the road to take on Cleveland State. The Crusaders and the Vikings enter the game as two of the league's hottest squads, as Valpo has won seven of its last nine and CSU has won five in a row and eight of its last ten.


Women's Basketball

Women's Hoops Continues Homestand Thursday Night

Valparaiso continues its three-game homestand on Thursday evening as the Crusaders welcome Cleveland State to the Athletics-Recreation Center. Both teams are looking to position themselves in the Horizon League standings for the upcoming postseason tournament.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Wins Shootout Against UIC

A relatively low-scoring tied game at halftime turned into a shootout in the second half Monday evening at the ARC, with Valparaiso taking the lead for good with 13 minutes to go en route to an 83-82 victory over UIC in Horizon League action. The win is the Crusaders' seventh in the last nine games.


Women's Bowling

Crusaders Close Out Shrewsbury Invitational With Perfect 4-0 Day

#11 Valparaiso went a perfect 4-0 in action Sunday on the final day of competition at the Shrewsbury Invitational in St. Louis, Mo., leapfrogging into third place in the final standings. Freshman Nicole Hamilton (Plainfield, Ill./Plainfield South) was named to the All-Tournament Team after posting a 192.7 average, good for fourth among all tournament bowlers.


Women's Tennis

Bradley Trips Up Valpo in Crusaders' Home Opener

Valparaiso opened up the home portion of its 2010 spring season on Sunday afternoon, dropping a 5-2 decision to Bradley at Matchpoint Tennis Club in Griffith, Ind.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Closes Three-Game Homestand Monday vs. UIC

Valparaiso closes out a stretch of three home games in five days with a rare Monday-evening showdown against UIC as the Crusaders continue their fight for an upper-division finish in league play. The game can be seen live throughout Chicagoland on Lakeshore Public Television.


Men's Tennis

Valpo Men Drop Road Match at IUPUI

Despite winning the doubles point on Saturday evening, Valparaiso's men's tennis team dropped a 5-2 decision to IUPUI at the Indianapolis Tennis Center in Indianapolis, Ind.


Women's Basketball

Butler Tops Valpo 66-52 Saturday Night

Raegan Moore (Girard, Pa./Girard H.S.) came off the bench to score 15 points for Valparaiso on Saturday night, but it was not enough as Butler defeated the Crusaders 66-52 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Out-Duels Detroit

Valparaiso ran out to a 19-point halftime lead over Detroit Saturday afternoon in Horizon League action at the ARC, and after the Titans took over the lead in the second half, the Crusaders rallied for a 74-70 victory to move into a tie with Detroit in the league standings.


Women's Bowling

Valpo Picks Up Pair of Wins Saturday at Shrewsbury Invitational

#11 Valparaiso went 2-3 for the second straight day at the Shrewsbury Invitational in St. Louis, Mo. on Saturday, going into the final day of competition in sixth place in the elite eight-team field.


Women's Tennis

Valpo Women Drop Season Opener at Western Michigan

Valparaiso's women's tennis team dropped its 2010 spring season opener on Saturday afternoon, falling 7-0 to Western Michigan in Kalamazoo, Mich.


Women's Swimming

Crusaders Close Dual Season with Win over Western Illinois

Valparaiso closed the dual meet portion of the 2009-2010 season on Saturday afternoon and sent its seniors out on a high note with a convincing 137-87 victory over Western Illinois on Senior Day at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool.


Men's Swimming

Valpo Men Suffer Narrow Setback in Home Finale

Valparaiso won seven events on Saturday afternoon in the Crusaders' home finale, but came up nine points shy against Western Illinois as the Leathernecks defeated the Brown and Gold 116-107 at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool.


Women's Bowling

Valpo Opens Competition at Shrewsbury Invitational Friday

In an eight-team field that features seven of the nation's top-15 squads, the #11 Valparaiso bowling team opened action Friday at the Shrewsbury Invitational in St. Louis, Mo., going 2-3 on the day.


Football

Valpo Has 28 Football Players Named to PFL Honor Roll

Valparaiso University had 28 members of its football program named to the Pioneer Football League's Academic Honor Roll for the Fall, 2009 semester.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Hosts Instate Rival Butler Saturday Night

Valparaiso returns home to the Athletics-Recreation Center to begin the second half of Horizon League action with a three-game homestand beginning on Saturday night as the Crusaders host instate rival Butler. The Brown and Gold will play five of their next seven games at the ARC.


Women's Soccer

Women's Soccer Inks Six to National Letters of Intent

Valparaiso University head women's soccer coach John Marovich has announced that six student-athletes from four different states, Hailey Chmela, Tara Ellis, Lauren Gagnon, Katie Gratzianna, Kristen Manski and Amanda Ulin, have chosen to continue their soccer careers as Crusaders starting in 2010 by signing National Letters of Intent.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Looks to Rebound Saturday against Detroit

Valparaiso plays the middle game of a three-game homestand Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders host Detroit in the HLN Game of the Week, seen locally on Comcast SportsNet Chicago. It is also Valpo's turn to impress the Horizon League in the HLN Student Section Challenge, devised to determine the league's best student section.


Athletics

Valpo's SAAC Helps Haiti Relief Effort

The Valparaiso University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will be selling t-shirts and wristbands and accepting donations to benefit Valparaiso University's effort to aid the victims of the earthquake in Haiti at the men's basketball games on February 6 and 8, the women's basketball game on February 6, and the men's and women's Swim meet on February 8.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Drop Close Game at Home to Wright State

Valparaiso struggled shooting the ball from the floor Thursday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center, eventually falling in Horizon League action to Wright State, 75-71.


Men's Soccer

Crusader Men's Soccer Announces Addition of Four Newcomers for 2010 Campaign

Valparaiso University head men's soccer coach Mike Avery announced today that four talented student-athletes will join the Crusader program for the 2010 campaign. The introduction of transfer students, Guy Shabtay and Lior Avisror, and high school seniors, Eppokrates Litos and Tom Serratore, kick off the announcement of the Valparaiso men's soccer recruiting class for 2010, a group that will be unveiled in its entirety over the next few weeks.


Athletics

Crusaders Place 67 Student-Athletes on Horizon League's Fall Academic Honor Roll

Valparaiso had 67 student-athletes honored as the Horizon League has announced its 2009 Fall Academic Honor Roll. The league's 10 institutions combined for 715 total honorees.


Women's Tennis

Valpo Women Take to the Courts for the 2010 Spring Season

As the 2010 spring season is set to begin for the Valparaiso University women's tennis team, the Crusaders have a youthful roster void of any four-year players on this year's squad. Head coach Traci Young begins her first full season at the helm of the Brown and Gold after taking over the Crusader program midway through last season.


Football, Athletics

Valpo Hall of Fame to Induct David Macchi Saturday

One of Valpo's most prolific quarterbacks ever, David Macchi owns nearly all of the Crusader passing records, and on Saturday afternoon will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame.


Baseball

Valpo Baseball Tabbed Fourth in Horizon League

Valparaiso University has been picked to finish in fourth place this season in the Horizon League according to the preseason poll selected by the league's head coaches.


Football

Tony Pierce Named Valpo's Defensive Coordinator

Valparaiso University head football coach Dale Carlson has announced the hiring of Tony Pierce as the Crusaders' new defensive coordinator.


Volleyball

Root Named CVU.com ‘Rising Star'

Valparaiso freshman libero Taylor Root (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) has been named one of the Collegiate Volleyball Update's (CVU.com) ‘Rising Stars', honoring 19 freshmen nationwide who stood out with their performance in their rookie season.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Returns Home for Three Games in Five Days

Winners of five of its last six games, Valparaiso kicks off a stretch of three home games in a five-day span and five games overall in ten days when the Crusaders host Wright State Thursday night. Valpo, which sits just one game out of second place, plays the two teams currently tied for second place in its next two outings.


Women's Basketball, Athletics

Lynda (Kukla) Pinnow Headed into Valpo's Hall of Fame

One of the top outside shooters ever to play basketball at Valpo, Lynda (Kukla) Pinnow will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday afternoon.


Women's Basketball, Athletics

Valpo's Hall of Fame to Induct Amber Schober on Saturday

Amber Schober ranks as one of the top all-around players ever on the hardwood for the Crusaders, and on Saturday afternoon will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame.


Men's Basketball

Valpo to Travel to Bowling Green for BracketBusters Matchup

The Valparaiso men's basketball team learned Monday that it will play at Bowling Green as part of the 2010 BracketBusters event on Saturday, February 20.


Athletics

Robert Thompson to be Inducted into Valpo's Hall of Fame on Saturday

One of the most talented wrestlers ever at Valpo, Robert Thompson posted an 82-17-3 record over four seasons with the Brown and Gold, and on Saturday, he will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame.


Baseball

Miller Named to Stopper of the Year Watch List

Valparaiso University junior relief pitcher Jarad Miller (Fort Wayne, Ind./Carroll H.S.) has been selected as one of 40 players to be named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Stopper of the Year Award initial watch list.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Rallies for Big Road Win at Green Bay

Valparaiso trailed by eight points with 4:36 to play Sunday afternoon in Horizon League action at Green Bay, but outscored the Phoenix 19-6 the rest of the way to claim a big 84-79 win in league play. The win was the Crusaders' first in Green Bay since 1991 and ended Valpo's four-game road trip with a 3-1 record.


Women's Bowling

#11 Valpo Finishes Fifth at Kutztown Invitational

The #11 Valparaiso bowling team beat a pair of top-five teams to close action at the Kutztown Invitational in Reading, Pa. on Sunday in fifth place, while the Crusaders' Natalie Cortese (Hoffman Estates, Ill./Hoffman Estates [Central Missouri]) earned tournament co-MVP honors.


Women's Bowling

Valpo Sits in Sixth Place After First Day of Competition at Kutztown

The #11 Valparaiso bowling team used a 5-1 day on Saturday at the Kutztown Invitational in Reading, Pa. to end the first day of tournament competition in sixth place. Natalie Cortese (Hoffman Estates, Ill./Hoffman Estates [Central Missouri]) tied for the tournament's best average on the day, averaging a 220.7 over the Crusaders' six matches.


Women's Track & Field

Crusader Distance Runners Pace Effort at Findlay Classic

A trio of distance runners posted top-ten finishes for the Valparaiso women's track and field squad as it competed Friday and Saturday at the Findlay Classic in Findlay, Ohio.


Men's Track & Field

Crusader Men Conclude Action at Findlay Classic

Five Crusader athletes combined for six top-ten finishes as the Valparaiso men's track and field team took part in the Findlay Classic in Findlay, Ohio on Friday and Saturday.


Men's Tennis

Crusader Men Fall at #75 Western Michigan Saturday

Valparaiso played its first nationally-ranked opponent of the season on Saturday afternoon, and was defeated by #75 Western Michigan 7-0 at the West Hills Athletic Club in Kalamazoo, Mich.


Women's Basketball

Second Half Run Pushes #24/22 Green Bay Past Valpo

Valparaiso hung with #24/22 Green Bay for the first 25 minutes on Saturday afternoon before the Phoenix went on a 24-2 run midway through the second half to defeat the Crusaders 78-54 in front of 3,039 fans at the Kress Center in Green Bay, Wis.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Men Look to Rebound Sunday at Green Bay

Valparaiso looks to end its four-game road trip on a winning note as the Crusaders take on Green Bay in a Sunday afternoon matinee at 1 p.m. The game will be shown live throughout Chicagoland on Lakeshore Public Television.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Falls on Late 3-Pointer at Milwaukee

Valparaiso's Brandon McPherson (Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence North) canned his fifth 3-pointer of the game with 27 seconds to play to tie Friday night's game at Milwaukee at 82 apiece, but Ricky Franklin answered with a 25-footer with 2.4 seconds remaining to give the Panthers an 85-82 victory over the Crusaders. The loss snapped Valpo's four-game winning streak.


Men's Tennis

Valpo Upends Dayton for First Victory

Valparaiso rallied after dropping the opening doubles point to pick up its first victory of the 2010 spring season on Friday evening, defeating Dayton 5-2 at the West Hills Athletic Club in Kalamazoo, Mich.


Women's Bowling

Valpo Kicks Off Kutztown Invitational With 3-2 Record

The #11 Valparaiso bowling team kicked off action at the Kutztown Invitational in Reading, Pa. on Friday afternoon with a 3-2 record.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Women Reach Halfway Mark of League Play Saturday

Valparaiso wraps up the first half of the Horizon League slate on Saturday afternoon while also concluding its current road trip in Wisconsin when the Crusaders battle #24/22 Green Bay. This will be Valpo's third game this year against a top-25 opponent.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Women Drop Road Game at Milwaukee

Despite double-doubles from Lauren Kenney (Mooresville, Ind./Mooresville H.S.) and Kelly Watts (Gary, Ind./East Chicago Central H.S.), Valpo came up short against Milwaukee 54-48 on Thursday evening at the Klotsche Center in Milwaukee, Wis.


Women's Bowling

Crusaders Rise to 11th in Latest NTCA Poll

The Valparaiso bowling squad continued its ascension up the national rankings in its inaugural season of competition, checking in at #11 in the most recent rankings as released today by the National Tenpin Coaches Association.


Softball

Crusaders Tabbed Sixth in Preseason Poll

The Valparaiso University softball team has been picked to finish in sixth place in the Horizon League standings for the 2010 season in preseason polling by the league's head coaches.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Men Continue Road Trip at Milwaukee Friday

Valparaiso starts the second half of Horizon League play and takes aim at extending its winning streak to five games on Friday evening as the Crusaders continue their four-game road trip at Milwaukee.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Women Head to Milwaukee Thursday for Horizon League Action

After a victory over Wright State on Saturday, Valparaiso heads to the Badger State for a pair of games this week, beginning on Thursday evening when the Crusaders battle Milwaukee. Valpo and the Panthers are tied in the Horizon League standings heading into the contest.


Football

Valpo Grad Bob Muckian Named Crusader Offensive Coordinator

Valparaiso University head football coach Dale Carlson has announced the addition of Bob Muckian to his coaching staff as the assistant head coach and offensive coordinator for the Crusader program. Muckian will also assume the role of recruiting coordinator for the Brown and Gold.


Baseball

Former Crusader Matt Lenski Signs with Gary SouthShore RailCats

Former Valparaiso University catcher Matt Lenski has signed a contract for the 2010 season with the Gary SouthShore RailCats of the Northern League.


Men's Swimming

Sivak Earns Event Win in Sunday's Meet

David Sivak (Hobart, Ind./Hobart H.S.) won the 200 freestyle on Sunday afternoon as Valparaiso finished in third place against Ball State and Eastern Illinois held in Fishers, Ind.


Women's Swimming

Crusader Women Fourth Sunday Afternoon

Valparaiso finished in fourth place on Sunday afternoon in a five-team meet hosted by Butler held in Fishers, Ind.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Roll to Win Over Loyola

Valparaiso put together an emphatic all-around showing to earn its first victory at Loyola in 35 seasons Saturday afternoon, going on a 30-8 run over the final 12 minutes of the first half en route to an 86-67 win over the Ramblers. The win moved the Crusaders into a tie for third place halfway through the Horizon League campaign, and extends their winning streak to four games.


Women's Basketball

Adams' 22 Points Shoot Valpo Past Wright State

Betsy Adams (Monticello, Ind./Twin Lakes H.S.) tied a career-high with six three-pointers on her way to 22 points on Saturday afternoon, leading Valparaiso to a 59-52 victory over Wright State at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Men's Track & Field

Mickens, Slenk Lead Valpo at Michigan

Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) and Eric Slenk (Holland, Mich./Christian) each posted top-ten finishes Saturday to lead the Valparaiso men's track and field team on the final day of competition at the Simmons-Harvey Invitational in Ann Arbor, Mich.


Women's Track & Field

Valpo Women Conclude Action at Michigan

The Valparaiso women's track and field team concluded the two-day Simmons-Harvey Invitational in Ann Arbor, Mich. on Saturday afternoon.


Women's Swimming

Valpo Women Defeated at UIC

Valparaiso's women's swimming and diving team suffered a 143-76 setback at the hands of UIC on Saturday afternoon in Chicago, Ill.


Men's Swimming

Crusader Men Fall at UIC

For the first time in over two months Valparaiso returned to dual meet competition on Saturday afternoon, as the Crusaders fell to UIC 159-69 in Chicago, Ill.


Men's Track & Field

Three Crusaders Post Top-Five Program Marks Friday at Michigan

Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley), Steve Schubert (Lisle, Ill./Benet Academy) and Nick Babbitt (Milwaukee, Wis./Nicolet) all posted marks in their respective events among the top-five in Crusader history as the Valparaiso men's track and field team competed on the first of two days at the Simmons-Harvey Invitational in Ann Arbor, Mich. Friday.


Women's Track & Field

Crusader Women Compete in Field Events at Michigan Friday

The Valparaiso women's track and field squad saw its field contingent in action Friday evening at the Simmons-Harvey Invitational in Ann Arbor, Mich, highlighted by the fourth-best pole vault in program history by Gianna Mirabelli (St. John, Ind./Lake Central).


Men's Tennis

Valpo Men Fall to Ball State in Dual Opener

Valparaiso suffered a hard fought 7-0 defeat to Ball State on Friday evening in the Crusaders' dual match opener at the Northwest YMCA Tennis Center in Muncie, Ind.


Men's Soccer

Valpo Men's Soccer to Hold Two VIP Camp Sessions

Valparaiso University head men's soccer coach Mike Avery announced today the dates for the 2010 VIP soccer camp. The 2010 Soccer VIP, held on the campus of Valparaiso University, is a soccer camp for high school age players with aspirations to play collegiate soccer. Session I will be held from June 14-16, with Session II scheduled from July 16-18.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Looks for Chicago Sweep Saturday Afternoon at Loyola

Valparaiso looks to end the first half of Horizon League play above .500 in the league standings as the Crusaders carry a three-game winning streak into Loyola on Saturday afternoon. The game will be broadcast live throughout Chicagoland on Lakeshore Public Television.


Women's Basketball

Women's Hoops Returns to the Hardwood on Saturday Hosting Wright State

Valparaiso looks to bounce back from its tough overtime setback on Thursday night when the Crusaders return to the floor on Saturday afternoon to host Wright State. The game is Valpo's final home contest during the first half of Horizon League play.


Men's Basketball

Free Throws, Defense Key Valpo Victory at UIC

Valparaiso utilized a stellar effort at the free throw stripe and a solid defensive performance Thursday evening to win on the road in Horizon League action, defeating UIC 64-58 in Chicago, just the Crusaders' second victory all-time on the Flames' home court.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Suffers Overtime Setback to Detroit

Lauren Kenney (Mooresville, Ind./Mooresville H.S.) scored a season-high 24 points and pulled down nine rebounds while Kelly Watts (Gary, Ind./East Chicago Central H.S.) added a season-high 14 points and nine boards, but it was not quite enough on Thursday evening as Valparaiso was defeated by Detroit 72-70 in overtime at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Women's Basketball

Crusader Women Return Home to Host Detroit Thursday

After playing 10 of their last 13 games away from home, Valparaiso returns to the Athletics-Recreation Center on Thursday evening to face second place Detroit in Horizon League action. Five of the Crusaders' next seven contests will take place at the ARC as Valpo nears the midway point in the conference slate.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Starts Four-Game Road Trip at UIC Thursday

Valparaiso looks to extend its winning streak to three games on Thursday evening as the Crusaders take the first of two trips in a three-day span to Chicago to face off against UIC.


Men's Tennis

Valpo Concludes Play at Purdue Sunday

Kevin DeHerrera (Littleton, Colo./Chatfield H.S.) registered a singles victory over Billy Heuer of Purdue on Sunday afternoon for Valparaiso's lone win on the final day of the Boilermaker Invitational held in West Lafayette, Ind.


Women's Bowling

Valpo Finishes Sixth at Mid-Winter Classic

The #12 Valparaiso bowling team went 2-1 on the final day of competition at the Mid-Winter Classic in Cabot, Ark. and finished with 11,446 total pins to finish sixth in the competitive 14-team field.


Men's Tennis

Crusaders Open Spring Season on Day 1 of Boilermaker Invitational

Valparaiso opened the 2010 spring tennis season on Saturday, competing in the first day of the Boilermaker Invitational held in West Lafayette, Ind.


Women's Bowling

Crusaders Move Into Sixth Place After 4-1 Day at Mid-Winter Classic

The #12 Valparaiso bowling team used a 4-1 day Saturday at the Mid-Winter Classic in Cabot, Ark. to move up into sixth place heading into the final day of action.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Suffers Narrow Defeat at Cleveland State

Raegan Moore (Girard, Pa./Girard H.S.) scored a career-high 20 points to pace four Crusaders in double figures, but Valparaiso came up on the short end of a 71-68 decision against Cleveland State on Saturday afternoon at the Wolstein Center in Cleveland, Ohio.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Men Earn Second Straight Win, Downs Cleveland State

Valparaiso used an 11-0 run midway through the first half to take the lead for good, never letting Cleveland State get closer than three points in the second stanza in a 78-71 victory at the ARC Saturday afternoon in the Horizon League Network Game of the Week. Senior guard Brandon McPherson (Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence North) scored his 1,000th career point to cap the run, becoming the 29th player in Valpo history to reach the milestone.


Football

Dale Carlson Named 16th Head Coach in Valparaiso University Football History

Valparaiso University director of athletics Mark LaBarbera has announced that Dale Carlson has been named the 16th head football coach in Crusader history.


Men's Track & Field

Pair of Valpo Men Post Top Performances at Mike Lints Alumni Open

Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) and Eric Slenk (Holland, Mich./Christian) both posted performances among the top-five in Crusader history as the Valparaiso men's track and field team competed Friday evening at the Mike Lints Alumni Open in Allendale, Mich.


Women's Track & Field

Crusader Women's Track and Field Squad Competes at Mike Lints Alumni Open

The Valparaiso women's track and field team opened its indoor campaign Friday evening at the Mike Lints Alumni Open in Allendale, Mich., as a quartet of Crusader athletes registered top-ten finishes.


Women's Bowling

Crusaders Return to Action on Day One of Mid-Winter Classic

The #12 Valparaiso bowling squad took to the lanes for the first time in nearly two months Friday at the Mid-Winter Classic in Cabot, Ark., closing the first of three days of competition in tenth place.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Looks For Two in a Row Saturday Against Cleveland State

Valparaiso aims for its second win in a row in league play as the Crusaders host Cleveland State on Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. in the HLN Game of the Week.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Women Close Road Trip Saturday in Cleveland

Winners of two of their last three games overall, the Valparaiso Crusaders wrap up their three-game road trip on Saturday afternoon when the Brown and Gold travel to Cleveland to battle the Vikings of Cleveland State.


Men's Tennis

Valpo Men's Tennis Set to Take to the Courts for 2010

A youthful, yet experienced roster awaits head coach Jim Daugherty as Valparaiso returns to the tennis courts to begin the 2010 spring season. The 25th year head coach returns five players from last spring's lineup while adding three new faces, including one that garnered his first collegiate tennis experience during this past fall season.


Men's Basketball

McPherson, Wood Key Valpo Victory Over Youngstown State

Crusader guards Brandon McPherson (Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence North) and Brandon Wood (Kokomo, Ind./Kokomo [Highland C.C./Southern Illinois]) got Valparaiso off to a hot start Thursday evening and then combined to bring the Crusaders back from behind in the second half as Valpo defeated Youngstown State, 70-66, in Horizon League action at the ARC.


Women's Basketball

Big Run Spurs Valpo to First Road Win

A 25-4 run spanning both halves helped Valparaiso rally from a early 13-point deficit to defeat Youngstown State 66-41 on Thursday evening at the Beeghly Center in Youngstown, Ohio for the Crusaders' first road victory during the 2009-2010 campaign.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Return Home to Take On Youngstown State

Valparaiso looks to get back on the winning track in its return to the Athletics-Recreation Center on Thursday evening as the Crusaders host Youngstown State at 7:05 p.m.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Women Head to Ohio to Face Youngstown State

Valparaiso heads east to Ohio for a pair of games beginning on Thursday evening when the Crusaders face Youngstown State. Valpo is looking for its first road win of the year in the middle game of its three-game road trip.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Drops Heartbreaker at Wright State, 59-57

Valparaiso held a 57-48 lead with 7:09 to play Sunday afternoon in Horizon League action in Dayton, Ohio, but Wright State scored the game's final 11 points, including a long jumper by Vaughn Duggins with 4.7 seconds to play, to steal a 59-57 victory from the Crusaders.


Women's Swimming

Valpo Women Post Runner-up Finish at Ball State

Valparaiso's women's swimming and diving team finished second to the host Cardinals on Saturday afternoon in the Ball State Relay Invitational held in Muncie, Ind.


Men's Swimming

Valpo Men Third at Ball State Relay Invitational

Valparaiso's men's swimming and diving team returned to the water for the first time in more than a month on Saturday afternoon, and posted a third place finish at the Ball State Relay Invitational in Muncie, Ind.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Downed at Butler 57-43

Kelly Watts (Gary, Ind./East Chicago Central H.S.) scored 13 points and grabbed 15 rebounds and Laura Richards (Connersville, Ind./Connersville H.S.) added a career-high 10 points for Valparaiso, but it was not enough as the Crusaders fell on the road 57-43 at Butler on Saturday afternoon in Indianapolis, Ind.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Returns to the Hardwood Sunday at Wright State

Valparaiso looks to earn a split on the weekend Horizon League road swing, as the Crusaders play at Wright State Sunday afternoon.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Fall at Detroit Despite 31 From Johnson

Cory Johnson (Duluth, Minn./Duluth East [Iowa State]) scored a career-high 31 points Friday evening, but it was not enough for Valparaiso, as the Crusaders saw a ten-point halftime lead erased as Detroit prevailed 77-67 in Detroit, Mich.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Women Set to Battle Instate Rival Butler Saturday

Valparaiso takes to the road on Saturday afternoon to begin a three-game trip beginning in Indianapolis, Ind. against instate rival Butler. The Crusaders are looking for their first road victory of the season after registering their first Horizon League victory of the year on Monday night.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Heads to Detroit Friday; Game Available Nationally on ESPNU

Valparaiso returns to the national television stage on Friday evening, as the Crusaders travel to Detroit to take on the Titans live on ESPNU in Horizon League action.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Picks Up First Horizon League Victory

Matching the sixth fewest points allowed in school history, Valparaiso registered its first Horizon League victory of the season on Monday evening, defeating Loyola (Chicago) 48-39 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Women Wrap Up Brief Homestand Monday Hosting Loyola (Chicago)

Valparaiso wraps up its brief two-game homestand against Windy City schools on Monday evening as the Brown and Gold entertain Loyola (Chicago) in Horizon League action. The Crusaders will not return to the Athletics-Recreation Center again until January 21 following the tilt with the Ramblers.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Fall to Green Bay Saturday Evening

An evenly-matched game didn't fall Valparaiso's way Saturday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center, as the visiting Phoenix of Green Bay hit ten of its 12 free throw attempts in the end stages of the contest to hold off the Crusaders, 64-58.


Women's Basketball

Adams' 16 Not Enough as Valpo Drops Horizon League Opener

Betsy Adams (Monticello, Ind./Twin Lakes H.S.) scored 16 points, had seven rebounds, and added three steals, but it was not enough as UIC earned a 60-51 victory over Valparaiso on Saturday afternoon in the Horizon League opener for both schools at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Men Open 2010 With Green Bay on Saturday at the ARC

Valparaiso looks to carry over the momentum from Thursday's win over Milwaukee into the 2010 calendar year, as the Crusaders host Green Bay Saturday evening in Horizon League action at the ARC. The game can be seen live throughout Chicagoland on Lakeshore Public Television or nationwide on the ESPN Full Court package.


Women's Basketball

Crusader Women Open Horizon League Play Hosting UIC Saturday

Valparaiso opens the new year on Saturday afternoon returning home to the ARC for the first time in nearly a month as the Crusaders host UIC. This marks the beginning of the 18-game Horizon League slate for the Brown and Gold, with the Brown and Gold also beginning a brief two-game homestand.


Men's Basketball

McPherson Steal and Layup Gives Valpo One-Point Win in Final Second Over Milwaukee

Trailing by one with 3.8 seconds to play, Brandon McPherson (Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence North) intercepted an inbounds pass just inside halfcourt and took it all the way to the rim, laying it in with 0.9 seconds remaining to give Valparaiso an improbable 55-54 victory over Milwaukee on New Year's Eve evening in the Horizon League home opener at the ARC.


Men's Soccer

Schwarz Earns NSCAA Scholar All-Region Honors

Valparaiso goalkeeper Ryan Schwarz (Rockford, Ill./Boylan Catholic) added to his collection of awards from his redshirt junior season, representing the Crusaders on the NSCAA Scholar All-North/Central Region First Team.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Falls to Wake Forest in Non-Conference Finale

A 15-0 run by Wake Forest late in the first half proved to be the difference on Wednesday evening as the Demon Deacons captured the consolation game of the San Diego Surf ‘n Slam with a 52-34 victory over Valparaiso in San Diego, Calif.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Kicks Off HL Home Slate With New Year's Eve Contest

Valparaiso returns home to the ARC for just its fourth home game of the 2009-2010 campaign as the Crusaders hit the heart of Horizon League play with a New Year's Eve matchup against Milwaukee Thursday night.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Closes 2009 Facing Wake Forest at Surf 'n Slam

Valparaiso closes out the non-conference portion of the schedule as well as the 2009 calendar year on Wednesday evening as the Crusaders face Wake Forest in the consolation game of the San Diego Surf ‘n Slam. This will be Valpo's fifth straight game against teams from power conferences.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Comes Up One Point Short Against Auburn

A game-tying free throw with 0.2 seconds remaining rolled out late on Monday evening as Valparaiso just missed upsetting defending Southeastern Conference champion Auburn in the first round of the Surf ‘n Slam Tournament held in San Diego, Calif.


Women's Basketball

Valpo's Varner Named Horizon League Player of the Week

Valparaiso University's Ashley Varner (South Bend, Ind./Washington H.S.) has been named the Horizon League Player of the Week after her career effort at Cincinnati last Monday night.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Drops 77-57 Decision at Akron Sunday Afternoon

Valparaiso trailed by just nine with the ball in the early stages of the second half Sunday afternoon at Akron, but the Zips scored the next 14 points to take control as the Crusaders fell by a 77-57 count.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Heads to Southern California to Battle Auburn in Surf 'n Slam

Valparaiso heads to sunny California for the San Diego Surf ‘n Slam Tournament beginning on Monday evening as the Crusaders take on Auburn in the opening round. Tournament host San Diego State and Wake Forest round out the tournament field.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Returns to Hardwood Sunday at Akron

Valparaiso takes on its final non-league foe for nearly two months on Sunday afternoon, traveling to Ohio to take on Akron in a return game from last year's BracketBusters matchup.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Falls to Late Comeback from IPFW

Valparaiso held a 67-56 lead with just over six minutes to play Tuesday evening in Fort Wayne, Ind., but host IPFW ended the game on a 19-5 run to defeat the Crusaders by a 75-72 count.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Downed 62-50 at Cincinnati

Ashley Varner (South Bend, Ind./Washington H.S.) scored a career-high 23 points, including five three-pointers, but Cincinnati finished the game on a 25-9 run as the Bearcats defeated the Crusaders 62-50 on Monday evening in Cincinnati, Ohio.


Men's Cross Country

Three Crusader Runners Earn Academic All-League Accolade

Chris Bednarczyk (Westfield, Ind./Westfield), Alyssa Bradford (Mukwonago, Wis./Mukwonago) and Lindsey Gilman (South Bend, Ind./Marian) represented the Valparaiso men's and women's cross country squads on the respective Horizon League Academic All-League teams.


Baseball

Miller Named Preseason Third Team All-American

Valparaiso University junior relief pitcher Jarad Miller (Fort Wayne, Ind./Carroll H.S.) has been named to the Louisville Slugger NCAA Division I Preseason All-American Third Team as announced on Monday by Collegiate Baseball newspaper.


Women's Cross Country

Three Crusader Runners Earn Academic All-League Accolade

Chris Bednarczyk (Westfield, Ind./Westfield), Alyssa Bradford (Mukwonago, Wis./Mukwonago) and Lindsey Gilman (South Bend, Ind./Marian) represented the Valparaiso men's and women's cross country squads on the respective Horizon League Academic All-League teams.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Heads to IPFW Tuesday

Valparaiso leaves town Tuesday evening for its first of two games on a brief road swing prior to Horizon League play, taking on IPFW. Valpo carries a two-game winning streak into the contest against the Mastodons.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Players Help Each Other Out in Win Over Concordia

Valparaiso exemplified the giving spirit of the holiday season on Saturday evening as the Crusaders handed out 27 assists on 33 baskets in an 83-57 victory over Concordia (Wis.) at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Heads to Cincinnati to Battle the Bearcats Monday

After a nine-day layoff for final exams, Valparaiso returns to the hardwood for the final time before Christmas on Monday evening as the Crusaders head to Cincinnati to face the Bearcats. The game wraps up a three-game road swing against Big East foes for the Crusaders.


Football

Valpo's Rundh Named to FCS Academic All-Star Team

Valparaiso University's Adam Rundh (Aalborg, Denmark/Orjanskolan H.S. [Sweden]) is among the 55 members named to the 12th annual Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association (FCS ADA) Academic All-Star Team.


Volleyball

Porché Receives Academic All-League Honor

Senior outside hitter Angie Porché (Lynwood, Ill./Thornton Fractional South) is one of 14 student-athletes that has been named to the Horizon League Academic All-League Volleyball Team, making her second straight appearance on the team.


Football

2009 Football Year in Review

Final Notes and statistics regarding the 2009 Crusader football season are now available.


Men's Soccer

Pair of Crusader Men's Soccer Players Named Academic All-League

Junior defender Ken Perkins (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Kennedy) and redshirt junior goalkeeper Ryan Schwarz (Rockford, Ill./Boylan Catholic) were named to the Horizon League Men's Soccer Academic All-League Team, as released by the league office today.


Women's Soccer

Valpo's Kondratko Named Horizon League Academic All-League

Valparaiso University senior Jackie Kondratko (Granger, Ind./Penn H.S.) is one of 11 student-athletes that has been named to the Horizon League Academic All-League Team in women's soccer, making her second straight appearance on the team.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Welcomes Concordia (Wis.) to ARC on Saturday

Valparaiso concludes a brief two-game homestand Saturday evening at 7:05 p.m. as the Crusaders host Concordia (Wis.) at the ARC to round out the non-league home slate.


Athletics

Four Former Crusaders to be Inducted into Valpo's Hall of Fame as Class of 2010 on February 6

Four former student-athletes will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame on February 6 as members of the Class of 2010. This year's class will be the 13th since the Hall of Fame began in 1998.


Men's Basketball

No. 1 Men's Basketball Student Section in Horizon League to be Crowned

The Horizon League Network (www.HorizonLeagueNetwork.tv) (HLN), in conjunction with the Horizon League, will name the conference's No. 1 student section at the conclusion of the 2009-10 men's basketball regular season. The winning section will be announced live on HLN March 1, and awarded the inaugural traveling trophy.


Women's Soccer

2009 Women's Soccer Year in Review

Valparaiso posted its highest finish since joining the Horizon League with an 11-9-1 overall record and a 5-3 mark in conference play to finish third during the regular season. The Crusaders advanced to their first Horizon League Tournament championship match before falling to Milwaukee 4-0.


Women's Soccer

Women's Soccer Used Their Hands to Support the Salvation Army

The Valparaiso University women's soccer team volunteered to assist the Salvation Army of Porter County in the annual Angel Tree Christmas Program on Wednesday (Dec. 16). Members of the soccer program assisted recipients as they acquired their gifts and food packages as well as carried them to their vehicles.


Men's Basketball

Valpo to be Featured Twice on HLN Game of the Week

The Valparaiso men's basketball team will host two of the eight games that will comprise the Horizon League Network Game of the Week package, as announced by the league office today.


Softball

Crusader Softball Team to Host Winter Instructional Camps

The Valparaiso University softball team will be hosting a hitting camp on Sunday, January 17 and a pitching camp on Sunday, January 24, open for youths ages 8-18.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Cruises to Victory Over Toledo

Valparaiso put together a complete game in its return to the Athletics-Recreation Center, locking down on defense while lighting up the scoreboard on the offensive end in an 81-49 victory over Toledo Saturday afternoon.


Women's Basketball

#3/4 Notre Dame Too Much for Valpo

Valparaiso fell behind early on Saturday afternoon and was never able to recover as #3/4 Notre Dame defeated the Crusaders 88-47 at Purcell Pavilion in Notre Dame, Ind.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Returns Home, Faces Toledo Saturday Afternoon

Valparaiso plays on its home court for just the second time during the regular season, returning to the ARC to take on Toledo in a Saturday afternoon matinee. The game will be televised live on Lakeshore Public Television.
***Season ticket holders, please note that the game time is 2 p.m. Please disregard any alternate game time listed on the tickets.***


Women's Basketball

Valpo Continues Road Swing Saturday at #3/4 Notre Dame

For the second time in five days Valparaiso will take to the hardwood against a top-15 program on Saturday afternoon when the Brown and Gold visits #3/4 Notre Dame. The Crusaders will be playing their second of three straight games against Big East foes as well as the second game of a five-game road trip to wrap up the 2009 calendar year.


Baseball

Third Annual Baseball Bash Set for January 30

Head coach Tracy Woodson and the Valparaiso University baseball program has announced that former major leaguer and current MLB Network analyst Dan Plesac will be the featured speaker at the third annual Valparaiso University Baseball Bash held on Saturday, January 30 at Aberdeen Manor.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Falls at #5/5 Purdue

Valparaiso fell behind 22-3 just over seven minutes into the game, a deficit it could not overcome, as #5/5 Purdue went on to an 86-62 victory over the Crusaders Wednesday evening in West Lafayette, Ind.


Women's Basketball

Adams' 18 Not Enough as Valpo Falls at #15 Pittsburgh

Betsy Adams (Monticello, Ind./Twin Lakes H.S.) scored 18 points, including 15 in the second half, but it was not enough for Valparaiso on Tuesday evening as the Crusaders fell 77-52 at #15/15 Pittsburgh to begin a five-game road trip, including three straight against Big East foes.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Takes on #5 Purdue Wednesday

Valparaiso concludes its challenging early-season slate of ranked foes with a trip to West Lafayette to face #5/5 Purdue on Wednesday evening. Less than a month into the season, the Boilermakers will be the fourth top-25 team the Crusaders have faced and the third inside the top-five at game time. The game can be seen live nationwide on the Big Ten Network.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Begins Stretch of Nationally-Ranked Foes Heading to Pitt Tuesday

Valparaiso begins the first of three straight games against teams from the Big East Conference on Tuesday evening as the Crusaders head to Pennsylvania to battle #19/20 Pittsburgh. The Crusaders are looking to snap a three-game losing skid while taking on the unbeaten Panthers.


Men's Track & Field

Valpo Opens Season at Redbird Open

The Valparaiso men's track and field squad got the 2009-2010 indoor season underway on Saturday, competing at the Redbird Open in Normal, Ill., hosted by Illinois State.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Falls in Horizon League Opener at #23/20 Butler

An 11-0 run early in the second half was too much for Valparaiso to overcome Saturday evening in its Horizon League opener, as the Crusaders dropped an 84-67 decision to #23/20 Butler in Indianapolis, Ind.


Women's Swimming

Crusader Women Finish Eighth at Calvin Invitational

Valparaiso closed out the weekend's competition at the Calvin Winter Invitational on Saturday with an eighth place finish overall.


Men's Swimming

Sivak Posts Two Top-Sevens in Final Day at Calvin

David Sivak (Hobart, Ind./Hobart H.S.) recorded a pair of top-seven finishes on Saturday as Valparaiso concluded the final day of the Calvin Winter Invitational in fifth place in Grand Rapids, Mich.


Women's Basketball

Crusaders Lose Heart-Breaker to Central Michigan

Betsy Adams (Monticello, Ind./Twin Lakes H.S.) tied the game on a three-pointer with just five seconds remaining Saturday afternoon, but the visiting Central Michigan Chippewas connected on a pair of free throws with 1.5 seconds left to upend Valparaiso 70-68 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Men's Swimming

Valpo Fifth Heading into Final Day of Calvin Invitational

Behind David Sivak's (Hobart, Ind./Hobart H.S.) fourth fastest 200 butterfly time in school history, Valparaiso enters the final day of competition in fifth place at the Calvin Winter Invitational held in Grand Rapids, Mich.


Women's Swimming

Pair of Top-10 Times Posted at Calvin Invitational

Justine Barnes (Rochester Hills, Mich./Adams H.S.) and Rachel Majercik (Schaumburg, Ill./Conant H.S.) each posted marks that move them onto the top-10 all-time list at Valparaiso helping to lead the Crusaders into eighth place after day two of the Calvin Winter Invitational held in Grand Rapids, Mich.


Softball

Valpo Softball Launches New Blog!

Follow the Valparaiso softball program through its newly released team blog.  Check back frequently for the latest thoughts from head coach Randy Schneider as well as sophomore outfielder Sara Strickland and sophomore pitcher Sam McGee. They will give you a behind the scenes look into the program as the Crusaders begin their quest for a Horizon League title!


Women's Track & Field

Valpo Women Ready for 2009-2010 Season

The Valparaiso women's track team, under the guidance of fourth-year head coach Ryan Moore, is poised for the 2009-2010 season, beginning this Saturday at the Redbird Open in Normal, Ill.


Men's Golf

Six Tournaments Highlight Crusader Men's Golf Schedule

Valparaiso's men's golf team will play in six tournaments this spring, capped off by the Horizon League Men's Golf Championships as head coach Mike Higdon announced the Crusaders' schedule.


Women's Golf

Spring 2010 Women's Golf Schedule Announced

Valparaiso University women's golf coach Mike Higdon has announced the Crusaders will compete in three tournaments prior to the 2010 Horizon League Women's Golf Championships this spring.


Men's Swimming

Fedde's Time Among All-Time Bests for Valpo Thursday

Kevin Fedde (Fort Collins, Colo./Heritage Christian H.S.) posted the fourth fastest 1650 freestyle time in school history for Valparaiso on the opening night of the Calvin Winter Invitational held in Grand Rapids, Mich.


Women's Swimming

Valpo Women Sixth After Day 1 at Calvin Invitational

Valparaiso sits in sixth place in a field of nine teams after the first two events of the three-day Calvin Winter Invitational which began on Thursday evening in Grand Rapids, Mich.


Men's Track & Field

Valpo Men Set to Begin 2009-2010 Track and Field Campaign

Head coach Ryan Moore has the Valparaiso men's track and field team ready for the 2009-2010 season, with the indoor slate set to kick off on Saturday at Illinois State's Redbird Open.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Returns Home to Host Central Michigan Saturday

Valparaiso returns to the ARC on Saturday afternoon for the final home game of the 2009 calendar year as the Crusaders host Central Michigan. Valpo is looking to remain perfect at home this season while also trying to snap a two-game losing skid.


Men's Basketball

Valpo to Face Third Ranked Team of Season Saturday at Butler

Valparaiso continues its challenging early-season stretch of games Saturday, as the December Horizon League weekend brings about a trip to nationally-ranked in-state rival Butler. It will be the third game already this season in which the Crusaders have taken on one of the nation's top-25 teams.


Women's Bowling

Valpo Ascends to 12th in Latest NTCA Poll

The Valparaiso bowling team jumped eight spots to 12th in the nation in the National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA) December 2009 poll, as released today.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Falls on the Road at Chicago State

Valparaiso dropped its second straight game on the road Wednesday evening, falling 62-54 to Chicago State in Chicago, Ill.


Men's Track & Field, Women's Track & Field

Valpo Track and Field Teams to Hold Fundraiser in Partnership with Reachout Ministries

The Valparaiso track and field teams, in partnership with Reachout Ministries, will be holding a lift-a-thon fundraiser next week, with all funds raised going to provide Christmas to families in Chiquimula, Guatemala who otherwise would not be able to celebrate.


Baseball

Baseball Adds Two More to Recruiting Class

Valparaiso University baseball coach Tracy Woodson has announced that Sam Carius and Kris Singh will join six others that have already committed to play baseball for the Crusaders beginning in 2011


Women's Basketball

Crusader Women Visit the Windy City Wednesday

After an eight-day layoff for Thanksgiving, Valparaiso returns to the hardwood on Wednesday evening in the Windy City as the Crusaders battle Chicago State. Valpo is looking to continue the best start in program history.


Men's Soccer, Women's Soccer

Valpo Soccer Teams Honored for Work in Classroom

Valparaiso University's men's and women's soccer teams have both been named a recipient of the NSCAA Team Academic Award from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.


Men's Basketball

Wood Named to Legends Classic All-Tournament Team

Valparaiso sophomore guard Brandon Wood (Kokomo, Ind./Kokomo [Highland C.C./Southern Illinois]) represented the Crusaders on the Legends Classic Statesboro Subregional All-Tournament Team, as announced following the conclusion of the weekend's action.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Closes Legends Classic With Win Over Arkansas-Fort Smith

Cory Johnson (Duluth, Minn./Duluth East [Iowa State]) posted a game-high 26 points on 12-of-16 shooting and Valparaiso led for the game's last 30 minutes en route to an 86-74 victory over Arkansas-Fort Smith Sunday afternoon in Statesboro, Ga. to close out play at the Legends Classic.


Football

Adams Steps Down as Valparaiso's Football Coach

Valparaiso University Director of Athletics Mark LaBarbera has announced that Stacy Adams is stepping down as head football coach for the Crusaders effective immediately.


Volleyball

Valpo Drops Season Finale to Western Michigan

Valparaiso dropped its season finale to Western Michigan Saturday evening, 3-0 (25-22, 25-19, 25-15), in Kalamazoo, Mich.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Falls to Troy at Legends Classic

Valparaiso trailed the entire game as the Crusaders fell to Troy Saturday afternoon in Statesboro, Ga. in Legends Classic action, 80-64.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Earns Road Victory in Legends Classic Over Georgia Southern

Brandon Wood (Kokomo, Ind./Kokomo [Highland C.C./Southern Illinois]) scored 39 points on Friday evening as the Crusaders used an 18-3 run in the early stages of the second half to extend their halftime advantage en route to a 97-89 victory at Georgia Southern in Legends Classic action.


Women's Basketball

Crusaders Suffer Season's First Setback Tuesday at Ball State

Valparaiso cut a 16-point second half deficit to five on Tuesday evening, but ran out of time to complete the comeback, dropping its first game of the season 71-64 to Ball State at Worthen Arena in Muncie, Ind.


Football

Five Crusaders Earn Honorable Mention All-PFL Accolades

Valparaiso University had five football players named Honorable Mention All-Pioneer Football League as voted upon by the league's head coaches. Earning the honor for the Crusaders are Nate Blair (Andrean H.S. [Ind.]), Josh Lynn (Hammond, Ind./Morton H.S.), Nikko Carson (Homer Glen, Ill./Lockport Township H.S.), Anthony Curry (Merrillville, Ind./Merrillville H.S.), and Kyle Himmelwright (Coplay, Pa./Whitehall H.S.).


Men's Basketball

Former Coach Gene Bartow Inducted into National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame

Gene Bartow, who served as Valparaiso's head men's basketball coach from 1964-1970, was one of six inductees in the Class of 2009 into the National Collegiate Basketball of Fame in a ceremony held this past Sunday in Kansas City, Mo.


Men's Basketball

Valpo To Play Three at Georgia Southern This Weekend

Valparaiso takes part in the Statesboro subregional of the Legends Classic, spending Thanksgiving weekend on the campus of Georgia Southern University as the Crusaders face the host Eagles on Friday before taking on Troy on Saturday and Arkansas-Fort Smith on Sunday.


Football

Rundh Named Academic All-America Selection

Valparaiso University's Adam Rundh (Aalborg, Denmark/Orjanskolan H.S. [Sweden]) has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America First Team as voted upon by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America).


Women's Basketball

Valpo Takes to the Road to Battle Instate Foe Ball State

Off to the best start in school history, Valparaiso takes to the road for the first time in 2009-2010 on Tuesday evening as the Crusaders battle instate rival Ball State.


Women's Bowling

Galka Signs NLI to Join Valpo Bowling Team for 2010-2011 Season

Valparaiso bowling head coach Stephen Anthony announced today that Kaity Galka has signed a National Letter of Intent and will join the Crusader program as a freshman for the 2010-2011 campaign.


Volleyball

Porché Earns Third Team Academic All-American Accolades

Valparaiso senior outside hitter Angie Porché (Lynwood, Ill./Thornton Fractional South) has been named an ESPN the Magazine Third Team Academic All-American as chosen by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America), released today. Porché was eligible for the honor after earning Academic All-District V First Team recognition earlier this month.


Women's Basketball

Valpo's Kenney Named Horizon League Player of the Week

Valparaiso University's Lauren Kenney (Mooresville, Ind./Mooresville H.S.) has been named the Horizon League Player of the Week after leading the Crusaders to a pair of victories last week.


Softball

Valpo Softball Announces Schedule for 2010 Campaign

Valparaiso softball head coach Randy Schneider announced his schedule for the 2010 season today, featuring 18 home games at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.


Women's Golf

Higdon Signs Three Golfers to Letters of Intent

Valparaiso University women's golf coach Mike Higdon has announced the signing of three players to National Letters of Intent to play for the Crusaders beginning in the fall of 2010. Joining the Brown and Gold's program are Brianna Davy, Erika Pfaender, and Kelly Voigt.


Men's Basketball

Game Time Dec. 5 at Butler Moved to 6 p.m. CST

The Valparaiso men's basketball game at #11/10 Butler on Saturday, December 5 will now be played at 6 p.m. CST, a change from the original scheduled start time of 1 p.m.


Women's Bowling

Valpo Closes With Strong Fourth-Place Finish at Hawk Classic

Facing a field with 13 of the 19 participating teams ranked among the nation's top-20, the #20 Valparaiso bowling team posted a 2-1 record in bracket play on Sunday in Millsboro, Del. to conclude the Hawk Classic in fourth place.


Women's Basketball

Crusaders Down Colorado State for Best Start in School History

Double-doubles by Lauren Kenney (Mooresville, Ind./Mooresville H.S.) and Ashley Varner (South Bend, Ind./Washington H.S.) helped Valparaiso overcome a nine-point second half deficit and defeat Colorado State 68-58 at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Saturday afternoon. With the victory, the Crusaders improve to 3-0 for the first time in school history.


Volleyball

Root Earns All-Tournament Team Accolade

Valparaiso freshman libero Taylor Root (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) was selected to the 2009 Horizon League Championship All-Tournament Team, the league announced today.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Drops Legends Classic Opener at #2/2 Michigan State

A game-high 24 points from Brandon Wood (Kokomo, Ind./Kokomo [Highland C.C./Southern Illinois]) were not enough Sunday afternoon, as Valparaiso fell to #2/2 Michigan State in East Lansing, Mich. 90-60 in the Crusaders' Legends Classic opener.


Women's Bowling

Valpo Moves Up to Sixth at Hawk Classic

The #20 Valparaiso bowling team picked up three victories over nationally-ranked squads on Saturday, going 4-1 and moving up into sixth place after day two of three at the Hawk Classic in Millsboro, Del.


Volleyball

Valpo Falls to Milwaukee in Horizon League Semifinal

Milwaukee's defense forced Valparaiso into 30 hitting errors as the Crusaders fell in three sets to the Panthers (25-14, 26-24, 25-23) Saturday afternoon in Horizon League Championship semifinal action in Cleveland, Ohio.


Women's Swimming

Milwaukee Tops Valpo Swimmers

Returning to the pool for the second time in less than 24 hours, Valparaiso's women's swimming and diving team fell 201-72 to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Saturday morning in Milwaukee, Wis.


Men's Swimming

Valpo Men Defeated at Milwaukee

Valparaiso wrapped up its weekend in Wisconsin on Saturday morning, dropping a 200-57 dual meet to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Milwaukee, Wis.


Football

Valpo Downed by Morehead State in Season Finale

Valparaiso saw its 2009 season come to a close on Saturday afternoon, dropping a 29-6 game to Morehead State on Senior Day at Brown Field.


Women's Tennis

Three Commit to Valpo Women's Tennis Program

Valparaiso University women's tennis coach Traci Young has announced the addition of three players that will be joining the Crusader program. Abby Wright is transferring to Valpo and will join the team during the spring semester while Shea Hennessy and Kristin Zakiewicz have signed National Letters of Intent to play for the Brown and Gold beginning in the fall.


Men's Swimming

Crusader Men Fall at Green Bay

Despite a pair of event victories on Friday evening, the Valparaiso men's swimming and diving team dropped a 118-74 decision to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in Green Bay, Wis.


Women's Swimming

Green Bay Defeats Valpo Women Friday

Valparaiso's women's swimming and diving team dropped a 121-75 meet to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay on Friday evening in Green Bay, Wis.


Women's Bowling

Valpo Sits In Seventh Place After First Day at Hawk Classic

In a 19-team field that includes 13 of the nation's top-20 squads, the #20 Valparaiso bowling team is in seventh place after the first day of competition at the Hawk Classic in Millsboro, Del., hosted by Maryland-Eastern Shore.


Men's Soccer

Schwarz One of 34 Finalists for National Player of the Year Honor

Valparaiso netminder Ryan Schwarz (Rockford, Ill./Boylan Catholic), honored as the 2009 Horizon League Goalkeeper of the Year ten days ago, has been named one of 34 finalists nationally for the Soccer News Net Player of the Year award.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Closes Homestand Hosting Colorado State Sunday

Valparaiso wraps up its three-game season-opening homestand on Sunday afternoon as the Crusaders host Mountain West Conference foe Colorado State at the ARC. Following back-to-back wins, the Brown and Gold is looking to start the year 3-0 for the first time in program history.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Travels to Take On Nation's #2 Team Sunday

Valparaiso returns to action on Sunday against another squad in the nation's top echelon, traveling to East Lansing, Mich. to face defending national runner-up #2/2 Michigan State. Sunday's game is the first of four the Crusaders will play as part of the Legends Classic, and can be seen live nationwide on the Big Ten Network.


Men's Basketball

McPherson Career High Spurs Valpo to Victory

Fifth-year senior guard Brandon McPherson (Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence North) scored 14 straight points to start a 21-0 Valparaiso run in the second half, turning a nine-point deficit into a 12-point lead as the Crusaders went on to a 78-56 victory at the Athletics-Recreation Center Thursday evening over IU-South Bend. McPherson ended the night with a career-high 25 points.


Baseball

Six Signees Headline Valpo's 2011 Incoming Baseball Class

Valparaiso University head baseball coach Tracy Woodson has announced the six members of the incoming recruiting class that have signed National Letters of Intent to join the program for the 2010-2011 season.


Volleyball

Valpo Heads to Horizon League Championship This Weekend

Valparaiso enters this weekend's Horizon League Championship as the tournament's second seed. The Crusaders will receive a bye into the semifinals and need to win just two matches to claim the tournament title and the league's automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament.


Women's Basketball

Kenney's Double-Double Leads Valpo to First 2-0 Start in Division I Era

Lauren Kenney (Mooresville, Ind./Mooresville H.S.) tallied her fourth career double-double with 21 points and 16 rebounds while Betsy Adams (Monticello, Ind./Twin Lakes H.S.) also scored 21 points as Valparaiso started the season 2-0 for the first time since the 1985-1986 season with a 64-55 victory over Southern Illinois Edwardsville on Wednesday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Volleyball

Root Named Horizon League Newcomer of the Year; Joined by Bukowski, Porché on All-League Team

Valparaiso tied for league-high honors by placing three players on the Horizon League All-League Team, as the league announced its year-end awards on Wednesday. Kim Bukowski (Waukesha, Wis./West), Angie Porché (Lynwood, Ill./Thornton Fractional South) and Taylor Root (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) all represented the Crusaders on the All-League squad, while Root also was named Newcomer of the Year and earned a spot on the All-Newcomer Team.


Athletics

Student-Athletes' Success Demonstrated in NCAA Report

Student-athletes at Valparaiso University continue to distinguish themselves academically, graduating at a higher rate than their peers at many other universities, according to information released by the NCAA today, Nov. 18.


Football

Football Closes 2009 Season Saturday Hosting Morehead State

Valparaiso closes out the 2009 football season on Saturday afternoon at Brown Field as the Crusaders host Morehead State. Prior to kickoff, 16 members of the Valpo football program will be honored on Senior Day.


Athletics

WVUR to Carry “Your Crusader Sports Source” Every Wednesday Night

WVUR (95.1-FM, Valparaiso), the Valparaiso University student-run radio station, will carry “Your Crusader Sports Source” every Wednesday evening from 6-7 p.m.


Men's Basketball

Valpo To Open Home Slate Thursday

Valparaiso takes to the court at the Athletics-Recreation Center for the first time during the regular season as the Crusaders host IU-South Bend on Thursday evening.


Women's Soccer

Valpo's Kondratko Named Academic All-America

Valparaiso University senior Jackie Kondratko (Granger, Ind./Penn H.S.) has been named an ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America First Team selection as chosen by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America).


Volleyball

Valpo Volleyball Bringing in Eight New Faces for 2010

Valparaiso volleyball head coach Carin Avery announced today that eight newcomers will be joining the Crusader volleyball program as freshmen for the 2010 season, five of which were on the 2009 AVCA High School All-American Watch List entering their senior years.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Continues Homestand Wednesday Hosting SIU Edwardsville

After starting the year with a convincing 29-point victory, Valparaiso returns to the hardwood on Wednesday evening to face SIU Edwardsville in game two of the season-opening three-game homestand at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Softball

Valpo Softball Program Inks Two Recruits to NLIs

Valparaiso softball head coach Randy Schneider announced today that high school seniors Angie Doerffler and Amanda Korb have both signed National Letters of Intent and will join the Crusader softball program in the fall of 2010.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Rallies Late Before Falling to #6/4 North Carolina

Valparaiso was within seven at halftime and cut a 24-point second-half deficit to nine points late, but eventually succumbed to #6/4 North Carolina 88-77 Sunday afternoon in Chapel Hill, N.C.


Men's Soccer

Valpo Places Pair on All-Tournament Squad

Crusaders Danny Jeftich (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso [IUPUI]) and Adrian Ortiz (Berwyn, Ill./Morton West) represented Valparaiso on the 2009 Horizon League Men's Soccer All-Tournament Team, as announced by the league today.


Volleyball

Valpo Second Seed as League Announces Tournament Seedings

Valparaiso has earned the second seed for the 2009 Horizon League Championship in Cleveland, Ohio and receives a bye into the tournament semifinals, as the league officially released the tournament pairings today.


Women's Basketball

Crusader Women Cruise to Season-Opening Victory

Betsy Adams (Monticello, Ind./Twin Lakes H.S.) tallied career highs with 20 points and six steals to lead four Crusaders in double figures as Valparaiso coasted to an 86-57 victory over Indiana Tech in the 2009-2010 season opener at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Saturday night.


Women's Swimming

Crusader Women Swim at Cleveland State's Quadrangular

Valparaiso's women's swimming and diving team took part in a quadrangular meet in Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday afternoon, dropping each of its three contests.


Volleyball

Valpo Wins at Green Bay; Clinches Second Seed for Horizon League Championship

Valparaiso combined big offensive nights from Tara Diebler and Angie Porché with a stellar team defensive effort on the back line to earn a 3-1 (25-13, 25-22, 18-25, 25-23) victory at Green Bay in the regular season finale Saturday. The win secured the second spot in the league standings for the Crusaders and assured Valpo of a bye into the league championship semifinals.


Men's Swimming

Valpo Men Swim in Cleveland

Valparaiso dropped all three contests in the quadrangular meet hosted by Cleveland State on Saturday afternoon in Cleveland, Ohio.


Women's Bowling

Valpo Closes Inaugural Crusader Classic in Third Place

The Valparaiso bowling team concluded the second of two days of competition at the inaugural Crusader Classic at Inman's Recreation Center on Saturday in third place. Valpo's Natalie Cortese (Hoffman Estates, Ill./Hoffman Estates [Central Missouri]) ranked among the event's top bowlers, as her 200.6 average on Saturday was third-best among all competing bowlers.


Football

Campbell Tops Valpo 17-3 at Brown Field

Valparaiso's defense gave up a season-low 17 points, but the offense could not find the end zone on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders fell 17-3 to Campbell at Brown Field.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Ready to Take On Defending National Champs Sunday

Valparaiso takes aim at the defending national champions on Sunday afternoon, as for the third straight year, the Crusaders face off against #6/4 North Carolina. The game can be seen live nationally on Fox Sports South (DirecTV channel 646).


Men's Cross Country

Valpo Men Wrap Up 2009 Season at Great Lakes Regional

The 2009 campaign came to an end for the Valparaiso men's cross country team on Saturday morning, as the Crusaders placed 28th at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional in Bloomington, Ind.


Women's Cross Country

Valpo Women Conclude Season at Great Lakes Regional

The Valparaiso women's cross country squad finished up its 2009 season Saturday morning at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional in Bloomington, Ind., running to a 30th place finish.


Volleyball

Valpo Falls at Milwaukee Friday Night

The Valparaiso volleyball team got out to a fast start Friday night in Milwaukee, Wis., taking the opening set, but Milwaukee won each of the final three frames for a 3-1 (17-25, 25-12, 25-19, 25-22) victory over the Crusaders.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Drops Season Opener at Ball State

Newcomers Cory Johnson (Duluth, Minn./Duluth East [Iowa State]) and Brandon Wood (Kokomo, Ind./Kokomo [Highland C.C./Southern Illinois]) each surpassed 20 points Friday evening in Valparaiso's season opener, but it was not enough, as Ball State led start-to-finish in an 88-78 victory over the Crusaders in Muncie, Ind.


Women's Bowling

Valpo Hosts First Day of Crusader Classic

Valparaiso hosted the first day of competition of the inaugural Crusader Classic at Inman's Recreation Center on Friday afternoon, ending the day in third place out of the five competing squads with 3,528 total pins.


Men's Soccer

Valpo Falls to Green Bay in Horizon League Semifinal

The Valparaiso men's soccer team saw the best season in program history come to an end on Friday in Indianapolis, Ind., as the third-seeded Crusaders lost to second-seeded Green Bay, 3-1, in Horizon League Championship semifinal action.


Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball

Help Hilltop and Save at Valpo Hoops Games

The Valparaiso University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will be collecting canned goods for the Hilltop Neighborhood House Pantry at men's and women's basketball games on November 18, 19, and 22.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Women Tip-off Season #39 Saturday Evening

Valparaiso will tip off the 39th season of women's basketball on Saturday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center as the Crusaders host Indiana Tech. The contest begins a three-game homestand for the Brown and Gold to begin the season, matching the longest stretch Valpo will be at home all season.


Volleyball

Bukowski Receives ‘The People's Choice' Honor

Valparaiso senior setter Kim Bukowski (Waukesha, Wis./West) has been named this week's recipient of ‘The People's Choice' honor on the Horizon League Network. Bukowski is currently spotlighted in the featured video on the HLN website via phone interview.


Men's Soccer

Valpo Set for Semifinal Showdown With Green Bay

The Valparaiso men's soccer team will attempt to advance to the finals of the Horizon League Championship as the third-seeded Crusaders take on second-seeded Green Bay in semifinal action Friday in Indianapolis.


Women's Basketball

Crusaders Ink Four Hoosiers to National Letters of Intent

Valparaiso University head coach Keith Freeman has announced that four Indiana players have signed National Letters of Intent to play basketball for the Crusaders beginning in the 2010-2011 season. Joining the Valpo program are Maegan Callaway, Tabitha Gerardot, Liz Horton, and Stefanie Lang.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Set to Open Season at Ball State Friday

The 2009-2010 regular season begins for the Crusader men's basketball team on Friday night, as Valparaiso travels to Muncie to take on in-state rival Ball State.


Football

Crusaders Football Hosts Campbell Saturday Afternoon

Valparaiso begins its final homestand of the 2009 season on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders return to Brown Field to host Campbell. The Fighting Camels will be making their first appearance ever in Valpo.


Volleyball

Valpo Cruises to Sweep Over Chicago State

Each of the 13 available Crusader volleyball players saw action Tuesday night at the ARC, as Valparaiso swept Chicago State (25-12, 25-10, 25-19) in its final home match of the regular season.


Men's Soccer

Valpo Advances to HL Semifinals With 4-0 Win Over Milwaukee; Set Program Record for Wins

A Brendan Roth (Elkhart, Ind./Memorial) goal in the seventh minute was all the scoring Valparaiso would need, and three second-half markers secured the Crusaders' first-ever win in Horizon League Championship action, as third-seeded Valpo downed sixth-seeded Milwaukee 4-0 Tuesday afternoon in a quarterfinal matchup at Brown Field.


Men's Soccer

Schwarz Named Goalkeeper of the Year; Four Other Crusaders Honored on All-League Squads

Ryan Schwarz (Rockford, Ill./Boylan Catholic) was named Horizon League Goalkeeper of the Year for the second time in his career and represented Valparaiso on the All-League First Team, while three other Crusaders were placed on the Second Team and one Crusader made the All-Newcomer Team as the league announced its postseason accolades today.


Volleyball

Bukowski Earns CVU Top Performer Recognition

Valparaiso senior setter Kim Bukowski (Waukesha, Wis./West) has been recognized by the Collegiate Volleyball Update (CVU.com) as one of its Top Performers last week after her performances in a pair of Crusader sweeps.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Rolls to Exhibition Win over Indiana Wesleyan

Valparaiso shot 60% from the floor and 78.6% from three-point range while forcing 22 Indiana Wesleyan turnovers defensively as the Crusaders wrapped up exhibition play on Monday evening rolling to an 87-46 victory over the Wildcats.


Softball

Valpo Softball “I Need a Hug” Program Teaming Up With Barnes & Noble November 15

The “I Need a Hug” program, a partnership between the Valparaiso softball team and the United Way of Porter County, is teaming up with book retailer Barnes & Noble for a national fundraiser on Sunday, November 15. 10% of all net proceeds from purchases made that day in any Barnes & Noble bookstore nationwide with the attached bar code will be donated to the “I Need a Hug” program.


Volleyball

Bukowski Earns Offensive Player of the Week Honors

Valparaiso senior setter Kim Bukowski (Waukesha, Wis./West) was honored by the Horizon League today as its Offensive Player of the Week after guiding the Crusaders to some gaudy offensive numbers in a pair of sweeps last weekend.


Volleyball

Valpo Closes Out Home Slate; Travels in Search of Championship

One final home regular season match, a non-league meeting with Chicago State, leads the Valparaiso volleyball team into a weekend of action at Milwaukee and Green Bay. With a pair of victories this weekend, the Crusaders would win at least a share of the Horizon League regular season championship.


Men's Soccer

Valpo Ready to Host HL Quarterfinal

The Valparaiso men's soccer team will host a postseason game for the first time since 1998 when the third-seeded Crusaders welcome sixth-seeded Milwaukee to Brown Field on Tuesday in Horizon League Championship quarterfinal action.


Men's Soccer

Valpo to Host Milwaukee in Quarterfinal Action Tuesday

The Valparaiso men's soccer team has earned the third seed for the 2009 Horizon League Championship and will host sixth-seeded Milwaukee in quarterfinal action at Brown this Tuesday, November 10 at noon CST, as announced by the league office today.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Falls to Milwaukee in Horizon League Championship

Valparaiso's seven-match winning streak and season came to an end on Sunday afternoon as the Crusaders dropped a 4-0 decision to Milwaukee in the championship match of the 2009 Horizon League Women's Soccer Championship.


Volleyball

Valpo Wins 20 for Eighth Straight Season; Sweeps Loyola on Senior Night

On Senior Night at the ARC, it was only fitting that Valparaiso volleyball seniors Haley Wise (Mishawaka, Ind./Mishawaka), Kim Bukowski (Waukesha, Wis./West) and Angie Porché (Lynwood, Ill./T.F. South) teamed up for the final point of a 3-0 (32-30, 25-14, 25-19) sweep of Loyola Saturday afternoon. The win was Valpo's 20th of the season, its eighth straight year with at least 20 wins.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Set for Sunday's Title Match vs. Milwaukee

Valparaiso takes on Horizon League regular season champion Milwaukee on Sunday afternoon in the championship match of the 2009 Horizon League Tournament with a trip to the NCAA Tournament at stake for the winner.


Men's Soccer

Valpo Closes Out Regular Season With Come-from-Behind Win

Junior midfielder Adrian Ortiz (Berwyn, Ill./Morton West) made the first two goals of his collegiate career count in a big way on Saturday afternoon, bringing Valparaiso back from a one-goal deficit in the second half as the Crusaders earned a 2-1 victory over Cleveland State at Brown Field. With the win, the Crusaders finish the Horizon League campaign tied for third and will host a HL Championship quarterfinal matchup at Brown Field on Tuesday as the third seed.


Women's Bowling

Valpo Closes Big Red Invitational in Sixth Place

Closing out a tournament in which seven of the eight squads were nationally ranked, the #20 Valparaiso bowling team finished action at the Big Red Invitational in Lincoln, Neb. on Saturday morning in sixth place.


Football

Valpo Falls at Jacksonville in Road Finale

Valparaiso's Nate Goergen (Golden, Colo./Golden H.S.) threw for a career-high 261 yards and two touchdowns by Jacksonville pulled away from the Crusaders in the second half on the way to a 49-20 victory at D.B. Milne Field on Saturday afternoon in the final road game of the season for the Brown and Gold.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Advances to Horizon League Championship Downing Wright State

Valparaiso won its seventh consecutive match on Friday evening, advancing to Sunday's Horizon League championship match with a 2-1 victory over second-seeded Wright State in the semifinals in Engelmann Field in Milwaukee, Wis.


Volleyball

Valpo Rides Stellar Service Game to Victory

The night started out with a Crusader service ace, and by match's end Valparaiso had tallied 11 more aces as it dominated UIC in every statistical category en route to a 3-0 (25-11, 25-18, 25-15) sweep Friday night in Horizon League action at the ARC.


Women's Bowling

Valpo Fourth after Second Day of Competition at Nebraska

The Valparaiso bowling team completed its second day of competition at the Big Red Invitational in Lincoln, Neb. on Friday afternoon and enters Saturday in fourth place in the eight-team field.


Women's Soccer

Jackie Kondratko Named Horizon League Scholar-Athlete of the Month for October

Valparaiso University women's soccer player Jackie Kondratko (Granger, Ind./Penn H.S.) has been named the U.S. Army Horizon League Scholar-Athlete of the Month for October.


Football

Valpo's Rundh One of 10 Finalists for ARA Sportsmanship Award

Valparaiso University's Adam Rundh (Aalborg, Denmark/Orjanskolan H.S. [Sweden]) has been named as one of the top-10 finalists for the fifth annual Sportsmanship Award handed out by the Awards and Recognition Association (ARA). The award is giving to one outstanding NCAA Division I collegiate football player who best personifies the spirit of sportsmanship.


Women's Bowling

Valpo Sits in Third After Day One at Big Red Invitational

In a field loaded with seven squads ranked among the top-20 in the nation, the 20th-ranked Valparaiso bowling team sits in third place after the first day of competition at the Big Red Invitational, hosted by the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Neb.


Football

Valpo's Rundh Named First Team Academic All-District

Valparaiso University defensive lineman Adam Rundh (Aalborg, Denmark/Orjanskolan H.S. [Sweden]) has been named an ESPN The Magazine First Team Academic All-District V First Team selection for the third straight season.


Volleyball

Porché Earns Academic All-District Honors for Second Straight Year

Valparaiso senior outside hitter Angie Porché (Lynwood, Ill./Thornton Fractional South) was named to the CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District V First Team for the second straight season, as announced by CoSIDA today. With the accolade, Porché is now eligible for Academic All-American consideration.


Men's Soccer

Valpo Closes Regular Season at Home Saturday

Valparaiso closes out the 2009 regular season campaign on Saturday as the Crusaders host Cleveland State at Brown Field in a key battle for seeding going into the Horizon League Championship. It will be Senior Day at Brown Field, as Valpo will honor a group of four seniors making their final home regular season appearances.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Set for Horizon League Semis on Friday

Valparaiso heads to Milwaukee, Wis. this weekend for the semifinals of the 2009 Horizon League Women's Soccer Championships. The Crusaders, the tournament's third seed, will battle second-seeded Wright State on Friday night in the first semifinal match.


Volleyball

Valpo Continues Four-Match Homestand This Weekend

Valparaiso starts down the home stretch of the regular season this weekend, as the Crusaders host UIC on Friday night before welcoming Loyola to the ARC on Senior Day Saturday afternoon. The Crusaders currently sit in second place in the Horizon League standings with just four matches to go in the league season.


Football

Valpo Closes Road Campaign Saturday at Jacksonville

Valparaiso wraps up the road portion of the 2009 football season on Saturday afternoon, heading to the Sunshine State to face Jacksonville. The Crusaders will then begin a two-game homestand next Saturday to wrap up the year.


Men's Track & Field, Women's Track & Field

Valpo Track and Field Announces 2009-2010 Schedule

Valparaiso head men's and women's track and field coach Ryan Moore announced today the indoor and outdoor schedules for the 2009-2010 campaign.


Women's Tennis

Valpo Women Release Spring 2010 Tennis Schedule

Valparaiso University women's tennis coach Traci Young has announced the Crusaders will play 17 dual matches during the 2010 spring regular season, including seven home contests.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Women Advance with 2-0 Victory over Green Bay

Valparaiso University earned its first win ever in Horizon League Championship play on Sunday afternoon behind two goals by Jackie Kondratko (Granger, Ind./Penn H.S.) as the third-seeded Crusaders defeated sixth-seeded Green Bay 2-0 in the quarterfinals at Brown Field.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Men's Rally Not Enough in Exhibition Opener

The Valparaiso men's basketball exhibition opener was a high-scoring affair that saw the Crusaders fight nearly all the way back from a 16-point second half deficit, but in the end Valpo could not complete the comeback, as Indianapolis came away with an 88-83 victory Sunday afternoon at the ARC.


Women's Basketball

Late Rally Comes Up Short as Valpo Women Drop Exhibition Opener

Valparaiso cut a 19-point deficit down to three with less than three minutes to play, but could not climb all the way back on Sunday afternoon as the Crusaders dropped their exhibition opener to Indianapolis 67-56 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Men's Soccer

Valpo Clinches Postseason Berth With Scoreless Draw at UIC

The game was delayed 24 hours, but the result was worth waiting for, as Valparaiso clinched a spot in the upcoming Horizon League Championship with a 0-0 (2ot) tie at UIC on Saturday evening. Crusader goalkeeper Ryan Schwarz (Rockford, Ill./Boylan Catholic) extended his shutout streak to over 299 minutes in the scoreless duel and tied a Valpo single-season record for clean sheets.


Volleyball

Valpo Wins Five-Set Thriller Over Oakland

In a Halloween-night special Friday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center, Valparaiso gave its home fans a giant treat to take home, rallying from a two-set deficit for a 3-2 (24-26, 18-25, 25-22, 25-21, 15-6) victory over Oakland. Jenny Pokorny (Geneva, Ill./Geneva) picked up her first career triple-double in the win, while the Crusaders hit .306 as a team, their best effort in a five-set match since Halloween night 11 years ago.


Women's Cross Country

Valpo Women Run to Ninth-Place Finish at Horizon League Championship

The Valparaiso women's cross country team ran Saturday morning at the Horizon League Championship in Milford, Mich., running to a ninth-place team finish.


Men's Cross Country

Valpo Places Ninth at League Championship

The Valparaiso men's cross country squad finished in ninth place Saturday morning at the 2009 Horizon League Championship in Milford, Mich.


Football

Valpo Suffers Road Loss at Marist

Valparaiso began its final road trip of the 2009 season on Saturday afternoon, suffering a 24-0 setback to Marist in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.


Women's Soccer

Sunday's Valpo-Green Bay Match Moved to Brown Field

Sunday's Horizon League Tournament quarterfinal match between Valparaiso and Green Bay has been moved to Brown Field on the Valparaiso University campus after heavy rains have made Eastgate Field unplayable. Kickoff remains at 1 p.m. with the match carried live on WVUR (95.1-FM, Valparaiso).


Women's Soccer

Valpo's Kondratko Earns Academic All-District Accolades

Valparaiso University soccer player Jackie Kondratko (Granger, Ind./Penn H.S.) has been named a First Team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V selection for the second straight season.


Volleyball

Valpo Falls in Four at Butler

Valparaiso was unable to slow down Butler's offensive attack on Friday evening, as the Crusaders fell 3-1 (25-23, 25-27, 25-22, 25-17) to the Bulldogs in Horizon League action in Indianapolis, Ind.


Men's Soccer

Schwarz Earns Academic All-District Honors

Valparaiso redshirt junior goalkeeper Ryan Schwarz (Rockford, Ill./Boylan Catholic) was named to the CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District V Team, as announced by CoSIDA today. Schwarz is now eligible for Academic All-American consideration.


Women's Soccer

Desario and Hoaglin Earn All-League Honors

Valparaiso University forward Luisa Desario (Bartlett, Ill./Bartlett H.S.) has been named to the All-Horizon League First Team while midfielder Rachel Hoaglin (Lakeville, Minn./Academy of Holy Angels H.S.) earned Second Team honors as the conference announced its year-end awards. Both freshmen also were named to the league's All-Newcomer Team.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Men Ready For 2009-2010 Campaign

Valparaiso enters the 2009-2010 season looking to bounce back from a 2008-2009 campaign which saw the Crusaders finish below .500 for just the second time in the last 16 years. Six letterwinners, including three starters, return from last year's squad, while eight newcomers join the Crusader team to help Valpo return to its winning ways.


Men's Soccer

Valpo Men's Soccer at UIC Pushed Back 24 Hours

Due to forecasted storms and wind throughout the day on Friday, the decision has been made to move Valparaiso's men's soccer game at UIC back to Saturday, Oct. 31 at 7 p.m.


Volleyball

Root Named ‘The People's Choice'

Valparaiso freshman libero Taylor Root (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) became the first two-time recipient of ‘The People's Choice' honor on the Horizon League Network as announced by HLN this afternoon.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Women Set to Tip 2009-10 Hoops Season

When the Valparaiso University women's basketball team takes to the hardwood in 2009-2010, head coach Keith Freeman's squad will be looking to replace more than 65% of its scoring from a year ago. A balanced roster of eight letterwinners, including two starters, and five newcomers make up the Crusader roster which will look to improve upon last season's 16-14 record overall and 10-8 Horizon League mark which saw the Crusaders finish in fourth place in the conference.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Set for Green Bay in Horizon League Quarters Sunday

Valparaiso begins postseason play at Eastgate Field on Sunday afternoon as the third-seeded Crusaders host number six seed Green Bay in the quarterfinals of the Horizon League Tournament. Valpo enters with a five-match winning streak overall, and is unbeaten in its last six contests.


Women's Basketball

Valpo's Kenney Named to Preseason Second Team

Valparaiso University's Lauren Kenney (Mooresville, Ind./Mooresville H.S.) has been named to the Horizon League's Preseason Second Team the conference announced this afternoon.


Volleyball

Valpo Faces Pair of Matches This Weekend

Valparaiso concludes a four-match road trip with a key Horizon League showdown against third-place Butler before returning home to the ARC for the start of a four-match homestand against Oakland.


Football

Valpo Ready for Halloween Clash at Marist

Valparaiso heads to New York this weekend to battle the newest member of the Pioneer Football League. The Crusaders and Marist will tangle on Halloween with the Brown and Gold looking to pick up its first conference victory of the year. The game marks the beginning of Valpo's final road trip of the season.


Men's Soccer

Crusaders Close Three-Game Road Trip at UIC

The key Horizon League matchups just keep on coming for the Valparaiso men's soccer team, as it travels to UIC Friday night to try to secure a spot in the league championship and to move up the standings.


Women's Bowling

Natalie Cortese Earns Tournament MVP Honor

Valparaiso's Natalie Cortese (Hoffman Estates, Ill./Hoffman Estates [Univ. of Central Missouri]) was named the Most Valuable Player of last weekend's Greater Ozark Invitational after posting a tournament-best 224 average in Saturday's action.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Picked to Sixth in Horizon League Women's Hoops Poll

Valparaiso University has been predicted to finish in sixth place in the league's 2009-2010 preseason women's basketball poll according to the voting done by the other conference head coaches, the league's sports information directors, and selected media members.


Women's Soccer

Valpo to Host Green Bay Sunday in Horizon League Tournament

Third-seeded Valparaiso will host number six seed Green Bay on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. at Eastgate Field in the quarterfinals of the 2009 Horizon League Women's Soccer Championship.


Volleyball

Root Receives Second Horizon League Weekly Honor of Season

Valparaiso freshman libero Taylor Root (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) has been named the Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week for the second time this year, the league office announced today.


Women's Bowling

Valpo Finishes Greater Ozark Invitational With Sixth-Place Finish

The #20 Valparaiso bowling team earned a pair of wins in its five matches in action Sunday at the Greater Ozark Invitational in Springfield, Mo., including a victory over preseason #1 and defending national champion Nebraska, as the Crusaders closed out their first tournament with a sixth-place finish in the ten-team field that included eight ranked squads.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Blanks IPFW for Fourth Straight Shutout

Valparaiso closed the 2009 regular season on Sunday afternoon with a 2-0 victory over IPFW for the Crusaders' fourth consecutive shutout as the Brown and Gold celebrated Senior Day at Brown Field.


Men's Soccer

Valpo Earns 1-0 Victory Over Milwaukee

The Valparaiso men's soccer team moved one step closer to securing a berth in the Horizon League Championship Saturday evening, defeating Milwaukee on the road 1-0, the program's first-ever victory over the Panthers.


Volleyball

Valpo Rebounds With Sweep at Wright State

The Valparaiso volleyball team returned to its winning ways Saturday afternoon in Dayton, Ohio, sweeping Wright State (25-16, 25-23, 25-22) in Horizon League action.


Women's Bowling

Valpo Goes 3-2 Saturday at Greater Ozark Invite

Led by Natalie Cortese's (Hoffman Estates, Ill./Hoffman Estates [Univ. of Central Missouri]) 290 game against her former Jennies squad, the Valparaiso bowling team went 3-2 Saturday against nationally-ranked competition at the Greater Ozark Invitational in Springfield, Mo.


Men's Swimming

Sivak Posts Win but Crusaders Fall to Wright State

David Sivak (Hobart, Ind./Hobart H.S.) won the 400 individual medley for Valparaiso's lone event victory on Saturday morning as Wright State defeated the Crusaders 164-40 in the Brown and Gold's home opener at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool.


Women's Swimming

Wright State Spoils Valpo's Home Opener

Rachel Majercik (Schaumburg, Ill./Conant H.S.) won the 100 freestyle for Valparaiso but Wright State ruined the Crusaders' dual meet and home opener on Saturday morning defeating the Brown and Gold 164-40 at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool.


Football

Dayton Defeats Valpo 38-7 Saturday

Nicholas Henton (Chicago, Ill./De La Salle H.S.) hauled in Valparaiso's lone touchdown on Saturday afternoon as Dayton defeated the Crusaders 38-7 at Brown Field to spoil Parents' Day for the Brown and Gold.


Women's Bowling

Valpo Bowlers Kick Off Play With 4-0 Day at Greater Ozark Invitational

The Valparaiso bowling program began its inaugural season of intercollegiate play Friday at the Greater Ozark Invitational in Springfield, Mo., going a perfect 4-0 on the day.


Volleyball

Valpo's Eight-Match Winning Streak Snapped at Cleveland State

The Valparaiso volleyball team saw its season-long eight-match win streak come to an end Friday evening at Cleveland State, as the Crusaders fell 3-1 (25-16, 22-25, 25-20, 25-19) to the Vikings.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Defeats Butler for First Time in School History

Valparaiso earned a home match for the Horizon League Tournament on Friday afternoon as the Crusaders defeated instate rival Butler for the first time in school history with a 2-0 shutout against the Bulldogs at Eastgate Field.


Men's Basketball

Seven Valpo Basketball Games to be Seen Live on Lakeshore Public Television

The Valparaiso athletic department and Lakeshore Public Television have again teamed up for the 2009-2010 basketball season, as six Crusader men's basketball games and one Crusader women's basketball game will be broadcast live on Lakeshore this year.


Women's Bowling

Valpo Bowlers Set to Hit the Lanes for Inaugural Campaign

Ranked 20th in the nation in the NTCA preseason poll, the Valparaiso women's bowling team, under the leadership of head coach Stephen Anthony, is ready to get its first season of intercollegiate competition underway this weekend at the Greater Ozark Invitational.


Men's Soccer

Del Giudice Earns HLN ‘The People's Choice' Honor

For the second week in a row and the third time in the award's five weeks, a Valparaiso athlete has been named ‘The People's Choice' on the Horizon League Network, as Crusader men's soccer player Roby Del Giudice (Toronto, Ont./Robert F. Hall [Wallace State C.C.]) is this week's winner of the honor. Del Giudice is currently spotlighted in the featured video on the HLN website via phone interview.


Men's Tennis

Valpo Announces Men's 2010 Spring Tennis Schedule

Valparaiso University head tennis coach Jim Daugherty has announced his 2010 spring schedule which will consist of one tournament and 18 dual matches.


Men's Soccer

Shively Moves Up Crusader Charts as Valpo Blanks IPFW

Senior forward Steve Shively (Indianapolis, Ind./North Central) scored both Crusader goals on Tuesday evening as Valparaiso defeated IPFW 2-0 in Fort Wayne, Ind.


Volleyball

Valpo Uses Late-Set Pushes to Sweep IUPUI

Valparaiso used late-set rallies in each of the final two sets Tuesday evening to sweep former Mid-Con rival IUPUI (25-21, 25-23, 26-24) in Indianapolis, Ind. for the Crusaders' eighth straight victory.


Men's Golf

Valpo Men Conclude Fall Season with 15th Place Finish in Dayton

Valparaiso University's men's golf team shot a second round score of 329 to finish the Dayton Fall Invitational in 15th place overall with a total of 660 on Tuesday as the Crusaders closed their fall schedule at the NEC South Course in Kettering, Ohio.


Women's Golf

Valpo Women Closes Fall With Best Round of the Season

Valparaiso's women's golf team closed their inaugural fall season with a team-record round of 377 on Tuesday afternoon at the Dayton Fall Invitational held at the NEC North Course in Kettering, Ohio. The Crusaders concluded the 36-hole event with a score of 771, finishing in 10th place.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Tabbed Eighth in Horizon League Preseason Poll

The Valparaiso University men's basketball team has been picked to finish eighth in the Horizon League for the 2009-10 season, according to polling of the league's head coaches, sports information directors and media members.


Men's Golf

Crusader Men 15th Following First Round at Dayton

Valparaiso's men's golf team shot a first round 331 on Monday as the Crusaders began play at the Dayton Fall Invitational held at the NEC South Course in Kettering, Ohio to sit in 15th place at the midway point of the tournament.


Women's Golf

Valpo Women Open Play in Dayton

Valparaiso began its final tournament of the 2009 fall season on Monday, shooting a team score of 394 at the Dayton Fall Invitational held on the NEC North Course in Kettering, Ohio.


Men's Soccer

Del Giudice Named Horizon League Player of the Week

JuniorRoby Del Giudice (Toronto, Ont./Robert F. Hall [Wallace State C.C.]) was named the Horizon League Men's Soccer Player of the Week on Monday for his performance in Valparaiso's victory over league-leading Green Bay on Saturday.


Volleyball

Porché Earns Second Weekly League Accolade of Season

Valparaiso senior outside hitter Angie Porché (Lynwood, Ill./Thornton Fractional South) was named the Horizon League Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this season after putting together a pair of standout offensive performances last week.


Football

Football Returns Home to Face Dayton on Parents' Day

Valparaiso returns to Brown Field on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders play host to Dayton. The Brown and Gold will be celebrating Parents' Weekend at the school and the program's parents will all be recognized prior to kickoff.


Women's Soccer

Women's Soccer Closes Regular Season at Home This Weekend

Valparaiso wraps up the 2009 regular season this weekend with a pair of home matches at Eastgate Field. On Friday the Crusaders close Horizon League play with a key match against Butler that will go a long way towards determining seeding in the upcoming Horizon League Tournament. Sunday afternoon will be Senior Day at Eastgate Field when the Mastodons of IPFW visit.


Volleyball

Valpo Volleyball Plays Three on the Road This Week

Valparaiso hits the road for three matches this week looking to extend a season-best seven-match winning streak. The first-place Crusaders head to IUPUI for a non-league contest on Tuesday evening before traveling to Ohio to take on Cleveland State and Wright State this weekend in Horizon League matches.


Women's Bowling

Valpo Nationally Ranked in Preseason NTCA Poll

Entering its inaugural season of competition, the Valparaiso women's bowling team is ranked 20th in the nation in the National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA) 2009-2010 preseason poll, as released on Saturday.


Men's Soccer

Crusader Men's Soccer Kicks Off Three-Game Road Trip

Valparaiso steps out of league play to begin a three-game road trip on Tuesday, taking on IPFW, before traveling to Milwaukee on Saturday for a key Horizon League battle against the Panthers.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Earns Horizon League Tournament Berth with Win over Cleveland State

Goals by freshmen Luisa Desario (Bartlett, Ill./Bartlett H.S.) and Rachel Hoaglin (Lakeville, Minn./Academy of Holy Angels H.S.) just 32 seconds apart proved to be the difference on Sunday as Valparaiso recorded its third straight victory with a 2-0 shutout against Cleveland State at Krenzler Field in Cleveland, Ohio.


Football

Butler Rallies to Down Valpo 23-14

Eli Crawford (Bogart, Ga./North Oconee H.S.) returned an interception for a touchdown and Valparaiso took a lead into the fourth quarter on Saturday afternoon for the first time this season, but Butler rallied with two touchdowns in the final 15 minutes to defeat the Crusaders 23-14 at the Butler Bowl in Indianapolis, Ind.


Men's Soccer

Roth's Golden Goal Gives Valpo Big League Victory

Redshirt sophomore Brendan Roth (Elkhart, Ind./Memorial) found the back of the net in the 98th minute of action at Brown Field on Saturday afternoon, giving the Valparaiso men's soccer team a big 3-2 overtime victory in Horizon League play over league leader Green Bay.


Volleyball

Valpo Downs YSU in Four to Win Seventh Straight

Valparaiso kicked off the second half of Horizon League play Friday evening at the ARC the same way it ended the first half of league competition, defeating Youngstown State 3-1 (25-22, 28-26, 19-25, 25-19) for its seventh straight victory overall and to keep pace atop the league standings at 8-1.


Men's Cross Country

Underclassmen Lead Valpo Men at Bradley Friday

Four of the Valparaiso men's cross country squad's top five finishers Friday were underclassmen, led by freshman Wally Bradford (Mukwonago, Wis./Mukwonago), as the Crusaders recorded a 14th place finish at the Bradley Classic in Peoria, Ill.


Women's Cross Country

Valpo Women Return to Competition at Bradley

The Valparaiso women's cross country team returned to action for the first time in two weeks Friday afternoon in Peoria, Ill., taking 19th place at the Bradley Classic.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Scores Shutout Win at Youngstown State

Rachel Hoaglin (Lakeville, Minn./Academy of Holy Angels H.S.) had a goal and an assist as Valparaiso posted its fourth shutout of the season with a 2-0 victory over Youngstown State at Stambaugh Stadium in Youngstown, Ohio on Friday afternoon.


Volleyball

Root Named ‘The People's Choice' on HLN

Crusader freshman libero Taylor Root (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) has been named ‘The People's Choice' this week on the Horizon League Network, and is spotlighted in the featured video on the HLN website via phone interview.


Men's Soccer

Valpo Kicks Off Second Half of League Play Saturday

Just one match is on the docket for Valparaiso this week, as the Crusaders commence the second half of the league schedule when they host Horizon League leader and regionally-ranked Green Bay on Saturday afternoon.


Volleyball

Offensive Onslaught Gives Valpo Sixth Straight Victory

Valparaiso hit at a .369 clip Wednesday evening, its second-best single-match performance of the season, as the Crusaders swept Indiana State (25-16, 25-23, 25-16) in non-league action at the Athletics-Recreation Center to extend their winning streak to six.


Women's Golf

Valparaiso Closes Play in Green Bay

Valparaiso wrapped up play on Tuesday morning at the Green Bay Lady Phoenix Fall Classic shooting a second round score of 404 to finish in fifth place overall with a two-day total of 794 in Green Bay, Wis.


Football

Valpo Football Looks to Reclaim "Hoosier Helmet"

Valparaiso looks to reclaim “The Hoosier Helmet” this week while also trying to pick up its first Pioneer Football League victory of the season when the Crusaders head south to Indianapolis to battle first place Butler. This week marks the midway point of the 2009 football season.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Women Embark on Final Road Trip

Valparaiso takes its final road trip of the 2009 regular season this weekend when the Brown and Gold head to Ohio for a pair of key Horizon League contests. Friday the Crusaders play at Youngstown State while on Sunday Valpo faces Cleveland State.


Volleyball

Valpo Returns to the ARC For a Pair of Matches

Valparaiso puts a season-best five-match winning streak on the line this week, as the Crusaders return home for a pair of matches. Valpo will step out of league play for the first time in nearly a month to take on Indiana State before hosting Horizon League foe Youngstown State.


Baseball

Gaedele Ranked Among Top-100 Collegiate Players

Valparaiso University's Kyle Gaedele (Arlington Heights, Ill./Rolling Meadows H.S.) has been ranked the 100th top collegiate baseball player according to www.thecollegebaseballblog.com


Women's Golf

Frigid Day Meets Crusader Golfers

On of the coldest days of the season met the Valparaiso University women's golf team on Monday as the Crusaders played round one of the Green Bay Lady Phoenix Fall Classic in Green Bay, Wis.


Volleyball

Root Takes League Defensive Player of the Week Accolades

Freshman libero Taylor Root (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) was named the Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week on Monday by the league office after helping Valparaiso to a 4-0 week on the court, including a record-breaking performance against Green Bay.


Volleyball

Valpo Sweeps UIC to Pick Up Fifth Straight Win

Valparaiso closed out the first half of Horizon League play in sweeping fashion, downing UIC 3-0 (25-18, 25-23, 25-19) Sunday afternoon in Chicago, Ill. The win, Valpo's season-best fifth victory in a row, keeps the Crusaders tied atop the league standings at 7-1.


Women's Soccer

Desario's Match-Winner Lifts Valpo Past Detroit in OT

Luisa Desario (Bartlett, Ill./Bartlett H.S.) scored her team-leading fifth goal of the season just 2:30 into overtime on Sunday afternoon as Valparaiso defeated Detroit 3-2 at Eastgate Field in a key Horizon League match for both teams.


Men's Soccer

Valpo Falls to Butler Sunday

Senior Steve Shively (Indianapolis, Ind./North Central) put Valparaiso in front with a goal midway through the first half, a lead the Crusaders would hold for nearly 45 minutes, but two Butler goals in a span of less than three minutes gave the Bulldogs the final edge, 2-1, Sunday at Brown Field in Horizon League action.


Volleyball

Crusaders Remain in First Place With Four-Set Win over Loyola

The Valparaiso volleyball team remained atop the league standings Saturday, winning its 20th straight match in the Chicago city limits as the Crusaders defeated Loyola 3-1 (25-13, 25-22, 16-25, 25-22) in afternoon Horizon League action.


Men's Swimming

Valpo Men Dive Back in the Pool Saturday

Less than 18 hours after opening the season, the Valparaiso University men's swim team was back in the water Saturday morning, finishing in fifth place at the Indiana Intercollegiate Championships hosted by Purdue in West Lafayette, Ind.


Women's Swimming

Valpo Women Fifth at Indiana Intercollegiates

Valparaiso's women's swimming and diving team returned to the water for the second straight day on Saturday, finishing in fifth place at the Indiana Intercollegiate Championships hosted by Purdue in West Lafayette, Ind.


Football

San Diego Spoils Valpo's Homecoming

Bobby Wysocki (Calumet City, Ill./Thornwood H.S.) rushed for 101 yards and Eddie Morelli (Racine, Wis./Saint Catherines H.S.) scored his first career touchdown for Valparaiso but San Diego spoiled the Crusaders' Homecoming with a 48-7 victory over the Brown and Gold at Brown Field.


Women's Swimming

Crusader Women Fourth in Season Opener at Notre Dame

The 2009-2010 swim season opened on Friday night for the Valparaiso University women, and the Crusaders posted a fourth place finish at the Dennis Stark Relays hosted by Notre Dame.


Men's Swimming

Valpo Men Open Swim Season with Fourth Place Effort

Valparaiso's men's swimming and diving team took to the waters for the first time on Friday night, and finished in fourth place at the Dennis Stark Relays hosted by Notre Dame.


Women's Soccer

Crusaders and Sycamores Battle to 3-3 Draw

Valparaiso's women's soccer team opened Homecoming weekend on a cool, rainy Friday afternoon at Eastgate Field battling Indiana State to a 3-3 double-overtime draw.


Men's Basketball

Drew to Serve as Special Guest at Boys and Girls Clubs of Porter County 10th Annual Steak & Burger Dinner

Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Homer Drew will be speaking as the Special Guest at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Porter County 10th Annual Steak & Burger Dinner at the Porter County Expo Center on Thursday, October 15.


Athletics

15 Sports Figures Among Valpo's 150 Most Influential People

Thirteen people and two teams are among those included from athletics in a list of the 150 most influential people in Valparaiso University's history that was unveiled today, Oct. 9.


Athletics

Victory Bell Has New Home Just in Time for Homecoming

Sixty years after the original victory bell made its way onto the Valparaiso University campus, the current bell has a new home, just in time for Homecoming. The bell, which has been anchored outside the old Valparaiso Union since 1955, is now housed outside the west side of the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Volleyball

Valpo Volleyball Nips Milwaukee in Tight Battle

In a nip-and-tuck battle at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Wednesday evening, Valparaiso came out on the winning end over preseason Horizon League favorite Milwaukee, 3-2 (25-23, 16-25, 25-22, 27-29, 15-12) to remain in a tie for first place in the league.


Women's Swimming

Valpo Women Open Swim Season on Friday

An experienced Valparaiso University women's swim team takes to the water for the 2009-2010 season looking to move up the Horizon League ladder after a seventh place finish one year ago. Head coach Howard Hunte returns 12 letterwinners from last year's squad, which set seven new school records during the course of the season.


Volleyball

Root Breaks School Record as Valpo Sweeps Green Bay

Freshman libero Taylor Root (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) broke the program record for digs in a three-set match, picking up 31 digs Tuesday night as Valparaiso swept Green Bay (26-24, 29-27, 25-22) in Horizon League action at the ARC.


Men's Soccer

Valpo Returns to Win Column With Victory Over Bowling Green

The Valparaiso men's soccer team closed its three-game road trip on a high note Tuesday afternoon in Bowling Green, Ohio, defeating Bowling Green by a 2-0 score.


Men's Golf

Valpo Men Finish 12th at Butler Fall Invitational

Valparaiso shot 308 on Tuesday for the 12th best round of the day, but finished the Butler Fall Invitational in 13th place overall for 54 holes at Eagle Creek Golf Course in Indianapolis, Ind.


Women's Golf

Crusaders Close Play at Butler Invitational

Valparaiso University wrapped up play at the Butler Fall Invitational in Indianapolis, Ind. on Tuesday morning, shooting a second round score of 391 to finish at 771, placing 14th overall.


Football

Football Hosts San Diego on Homecoming Saturday

Valparaiso welcomes its alumni back to campus this Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders return to Brown Field for the annual Homecoming football game when the Brown and Gold entertain San Diego.


Men's Swimming

Valpo Men Dive into 2009-2010 Season

When the Valparaiso Crusaders dive into the water for the 2009-2010 season, head coach Howard Hunte will see a youthful team look to build upon 11 school records which were set one year ago when the Brown and Gold finished in sixth place in the Horizon League.


Women's Soccer

Women's Soccer Home Twice During Homecoming Weekend

It's Homecoming weekend at Valparaiso and the women's soccer team wraps up its three-match homestand with a pair of contests at Eastgate Field. Friday the Brown and Gold will step out of conference action to host instate foe Indiana State before returning to Horizon League action on Sunday to battle Detroit.


Men's Golf

Valpo Men 12th Through 36 Holes in Indianapolis

Valparaiso turned in consistent rounds of 305 and 306 for a day one total of 611 on day one of the Butler Fall Invitational held Monday at Eagle Creek Golf Course in Indianapolis, Ind.


Women's Golf

Valpo Women Complete Day 1 at Butler

Valparaiso University's women's golf team shot a first round score of 380 on Monday to place 14th at the midway point of the Butler Fall Invitational held at Eagle Creek Golf Course in Indianapolis, Ind.


Volleyball

Busy Week Awaits Crusader Volleyball

The script gets flipped this week for the Valparaiso volleyball team, as following its lightest week of the season, the Crusaders have four Horizon League matches in front of them in a six-day span. Valpo will host Green Bay and Milwaukee in mid-week action before traveling to Loyola and UIC this weekend.


Women's Basketball

Crusader Alum Hochstetler Playing Overseas

Valparaiso University's Launa Hochstetler is playing professional basketball in the Netherlands this season. She signed in August with Challenge Sports Binnenland Rotterdam, a team that was the national cup finalist in 2009 and ranked 7th in last season's conference play.


Men's Soccer

Valpo Closes Road Trip, Returns Home for Big League Matchup

The Valparaiso men's soccer team concludes a three-game road trip with a non-league contest at Bowling Green on Tuesday before returning home to Brown Field for the first time in two weeks for a key league matchup with regionally-ranked Butler.


Football

Valpo's Carson Named PFL Defensive Player of the Week

Valparaiso University's Nikko Carson (Homer Glen, Ill./Lockport Township H.S.) has been named the Pioneer Football League's Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts in Saturday's loss at Drake.


Men's Soccer

Pair of Shively Goals Not Enough as Valpo Falls at Wright State

Senior forward Steve Shively (Indianapolis, Ind./North Central) recorded the second multi-goal game of his career, putting Valparaiso up 2-0 at the half, but Wright State responded with three unanswered tallies, including the match-winner less than two minutes into overtime, as the Crusaders fell to the Raiders 3-2 Sunday evening in Dayton, Ohio.


Women's Soccer

Milwaukee Upends Valpo Sunday Afternoon

Luisa Desario (Bartlett, Ill./Bartlett H.S.) scored Valparaiso's lone goal on Sunday afternoon at Eastgate Field as the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee defeated the Crusaders 5-1 in Horizon League action.


Football

Drake Defeats Valpo 34-14 in PFL Opener

Nikko Carson (Homer Glen, Ill./Lockport Township H.S.) led Valparaiso with four sacks and the Crusaders got to Drake quarterbacks seven times on the afternoon, but in the end it was the Bulldogs that posted a 34-14 victory over Valpo in the Brown and Gold's Pioneer Football League opener on Saturday afternoon at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa.


Volleyball

Valpo Sweeps Butler; Moves Into Tie for First

Valparaiso won the key points at the end of all three sets Friday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center, enabling the Crusaders to sweep Butler (25-21, 25-20, 25-23) to move into a tie for first place in the Horizon League standings.


Men's Cross Country

Hartenberger Leads the Way as Valpo Men Run at Notre Dame

Junior Joel Hartenberger (Albuquerque, N.M./Sandia) led the Valparaiso men's cross country team for the third time in as many meets this year, setting a new personal best in the 8K as the Crusaders ran in the Gold Race Friday afternoon at the Notre Dame Invitational.


Women's Cross Country

Gilman Paces Valpo Women at Notre Dame

The Valparaiso women's cross country team was in action Friday afternoon at the Notre Dame Invitational, running to a 17th place finish in the Gold Race.


Women's Tennis

Women's Tennis Ends Fall Season

Valparaiso's women's tennis team wrapped up its 2009 fall season on Friday, competing in the IPFW Mastodon Fall Invitational held in Fort Wayne, Ind.


Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball

Valpo Hoops Mania to Be Held Friday, October 23

Fans are invited to get their first glimpse of the 2009-2010 Valparaiso basketball teams at Valpo Hoops Mania presented by Cardinal Bus, to be held Friday, October 23 at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with the main program beginning at 7 p.m. Admission to the event is free.


Women's Tennis

Women's Tennis to Hold Fundraiser at Maria Elena's

The Valparaiso University women's tennis team will be having an All-You-Can-East Spaghetti Dinner on October 19 and 20 at Maria Elena's in Valparaiso as a fund-raiser for the Crusader program.


Men's Tennis

Dayton Invitational Cancelled This Weekend

The Valparaiso University men's tennis team will have the weekend off from competition after the Dayton Invitational scheduled for Friday and Saturday has been cancelled due to the weather forecast.


Men's Soccer

Valpo Drops Road Test to Nationally-Ranked Spartans

The Valparaiso men's soccer squad battled #25 Michigan State Wednesday afternoon in East Lansing, Mich., but two goals within the first 12 minutes proved to be too much for the Crusaders to overcome, as the Spartans earned the 2-0 victory.


Volleyball

Valpo Volleyball to Host Butler on 'Blackout Night' at the ARC

It is a brief but important week for the Valparaiso volleyball team, as the Crusaders host in-state rival Butler on Friday evening. The matchup against the Bulldogs, which enter the week as the Horizon League's only undefeated squad in league play, has been designated as Blackout Night at the ARC, with all fans encouraged to wear black to support the Crusaders.


Football

Valpo Opens PFL Play Saturday at Drake

Valparaiso opens its 17th season of Pioneer Football League play on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders head to Des Moines, Iowa to battle Drake. The Crusaders are one of just three PFL schools to have yet to open league play this season.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Hosts Milwaukee Sunday to Begin Homestand

Valparaiso begins a three-match homestand on Sunday afternoon as the Crusaders host Milwaukee at Eastgate Field. The Crusaders have won two straight at home contests heading into the match, while the Panthers were the preseason favorite to win the Horizon League.


Men's Soccer

Valpo Kicks Off Three-Game Road Trip

Valparaiso begins a three-game road trip with a quick step out of league play to take on nationally-ranked Michigan State on Wednesday. The Crusaders then travel to Dayton on Sunday for an evening match against Wright State.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Falls on the Road at Loyola

A goal with just over 20 minutes to play in regulation was the difference on Sunday evening as Valparaiso dropped a 1-0 Horizon League match to Loyola at Loyola Soccer Park in Chicago, Ill.


Men's Golf

Valpo Defeats Chicago State in Dual Match

Valparaiso's men's golf team played a match at The Course at Aberdeen for the first time on Sunday afternoon, and defeated Chicago State 316-358 in a rare dual match.


Men's Soccer

Crusaders Earn Draw With Loyola

Zack Stivers (Brownsburg, Ind./Brownsburg) scored his team-leading fourth goal of the season in the 64th minute, bringing the Crusaders back from a one-goal deficit as Valparaiso and Loyola fought to a 1-1 double overtime draw Sunday afternoon at Brown Field in Horizon League action.


Volleyball

Crusaders Fall to Cleveland State

Valparaiso was unable to slow down the Cleveland State attack in action Saturday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center, as the visiting Vikings came away with a 3-0 (25-20, 25-13, 25-17) victory over the Crusaders.


Football

Carthage Spoils Valpo's Home Opener

Valparaiso piled up a season-high 440 yards of total offense on Saturday afternoon, but it was not enough as Carthage spoiled Valparaiso's 2009 home opener with a 34-24 victory over the Crusaders at Brown Field.


Men's Tennis

Weather Hampers Crusaders at Ball State

Due to rain in the Muncie, Ind. area, Valparaiso has completed play at the Ball State Invitational.


Volleyball

Crusaders Ride Rally to Five-Set Victory in Home Opener

Trailing two sets to one and down 22-17 in the fourth frame, Valparaiso turned the tide of the match quickly, reeling off seven straight points to spur a 3-2 (21-25, 25-13, 21-25, 25-23, 15-11) victory over Wright State Friday in the Crusaders' home opener at the ARC.


Men's Tennis

Lyons Earns Valpo's Lone Win at Ball State

Carlton Lyons (South Bend, Ind./Clay H.S.) earned Valparaiso's only win on Friday as the Crusaders opened play at the Ball State Invitational in Muncie, Ind.


Women's Soccer

Crusaders Blank Green Bay for First Horizon League Win

Mele Cabral (Boulder, Colo./Fairview H.S.) notched her third shutout of the season on Friday afternoon and Valparaiso's offense tallied two second half goals as the Crusaders earned their first Horizon League victory of the season, 2-0, at Eastgate Field.


Men's Soccer

Crusaders Open Horizon League Play Victorious at Detroit

Roby Del Giudice's (Toronto, Ont./Robert F. Hall [Wallace State C.C.] first Division I goal proved to be a big one Friday afternoon, as the junior found the back of the net in the 34th minute for what turned out to be the only goal of Valparaiso's 1-0 victory at Detroit Friday afternoon in both squads' Horizon League opener.


Volleyball

Porché Earns Inaugural HLN ‘The People's Choice' Honor

Valparaiso senior outside hitter Angie Porché (Lynwood, Ill./Thornton Fractional South) has been named the inaugural recipient of ‘The People's Choice' honor on the Horizon League Network, and is currently highlighted in the featured video on HLN via phone interview.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders to Appear on ESPN Networks at Least Twice in 2009-2010

The Valparaiso men's basketball team is scheduled to appear on ESPNU twice during Horizon League play this upcoming season, as the league released its schedule of games on the ESPN family of networks for the 2009-2010 campaign today.


Men's Basketball

Drew to Serve as Chairman for JDRF Northwest Indiana Walk to Cure Diabetes

Valparaiso men's basketball coach Homer Drew will serve as walk chairman this Sunday, September 27 for the 2009 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Northwest Indiana Walk to Cure Diabetes at Hidden Lake Park in Merrillville.


Men's Tennis

Valpo Men Sweep Saint Joseph's

Playing their lone dual match of the fall season, Valparaiso won all eight matches played on Wednesday afternoon as the Crusaders defeated Saint Joseph's (Ind.) 7-0 at the Valpo Tennis Complex.


Women's Tennis

York Earns Singles Win but Valpo Falls to Pumas

Stephanie York (Elkhart, Ind./Jimtown H.S.) won at number four singles for Valparaiso but it was not enough as the Crusaders fell 6-1 to Saint Joseph's (Ind.) on Wednesday afternoon at the Valpo Tennis Complex.


Men's Soccer

Former Crusader Standout Stewart Inks Pro Deal in Scotland

Formerly a stalwart on the Valparaiso men's soccer team back line, Andrew Stewart has signed a deal to continue playing soccer on the professional level, inking a contract in Scotland with reigning Scottish Junior Football North Premier League champions Banks o' Dee F.C.


Football

Football Hosts Carthage Saturday in Home Opener

Valparaiso returns to Brown Field on Saturday afternoon for its 2009 home opener as the Crusaders host the Red Men of Carthage. The Crusaders are looking to build upon their 20-17 victory at Concordia (Wis.) two weeks ago as they play their final non-conference game of the season.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Women Continue Horizon League Action This Weekend

Valparaiso moves into the heart of Horizon League play this weekend with a pair of key matches against conference foes. Friday the Crusaders return to Eastgate Field to host Green Bay before heading to the Windy City on Sunday evening for a match at Loyola.


Men's Soccer

Crusader Men's Soccer Prepares for Start of League Play

The Horizon League slate gets underway for the Valpo men's soccer team this weekend, as the Crusaders travel to Detroit on Friday before returning home to Brown Field for a matchup against Loyola on Sunday.


Women's Golf

Valpo Women Move Up on Day Two

Valparaiso's women's golf team improved by 11 shots at the PTSIR Golf Performance Classic on Tuesday morning, wrapping up play in ninth place for the 36-hole event played at Lost Marsh Golf Course in Hammond, Ind.


Men's Golf

Crusaders Move Up One Spot at Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational

Valparaiso finished the Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational on Tuesday morning, moving up one spot to finish in 13th place at Delaware County Club in Muncie, Ind. The Crusaders shot their low round of the tournament (306) to finish with a three-round total of 933.


Volleyball

Crusader Volleyball Opens Home Campaign With Two Matches

After four weekends on the road in Florida, Iowa, Illinois, Ohio and Pennsylvania, Valparaiso finally opens the 2009 home campaign at the ARC this weekend with matches against Horizon League foes Wright State (Friday) and Cleveland State (Saturday). Prior to Saturday's match, the Crusader parents will be hosting a free cookout in between the ARC and the Fitness Center at 5 p.m.


Men's Golf

Valpo 14th at Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational

Valparaiso's men's golf team sits in 14th place through two rounds of the Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational hosted by Ball State, which was played at Delaware Country Club in Muncie, Ind. on Monday.


Women's Golf

Valpo Women Play First Tournament Monday

For the first time as an intercollegiate sport at Valparaiso, the Crusaders took to the links on Monday morning, competing in the first round of the PTSIR Golf Performance Classic at Lost Marsh Golf Course in Hammond, Ind.


Volleyball

Porché Earns League Player of the Week Honors

Valparaiso senior outside hitter Angie Porché (Lynwood, Ill./Thornton Fractional South) has been named the Horizon League Offensive Player of the Week for her performance last weekend, the league announced today.


Men's Soccer

Valpo-Loyola Game Time Moved Up One Hour

The Valparaiso men's soccer team's game with Loyola at Brown Field on Sunday will now start at 4 p.m., one hour earlier than originally scheduled.


Volleyball

Porché Earns All-Tournament Accolades at Pitt

Valparaiso senior outside hitter Angie Porché (Lynwood, Ill./Thornton Fractional South) represented the Crusaders on the Pitt Blue and Gold Tournament All-Tournament Team, as announced Sunday evening by the host Panthers.


Men's Tennis

Lyons Wins Twice in Peoria

Carlton Lyons (South Bend, Ind./Clay H.S.) won both of his singles matches on Sunday as Valparaiso wrapped up play at the Hotels at Grand Prairie Invitational held in Peoria, Ill.


Men's Soccer

Valpo Falls 2-1 to Saint Francis

An early two-goal deficit was too much for the Valparaiso men's soccer team to overcome Sunday afternoon at Brown Field, as despite a late first-half goal by Kevin Miller (Jefferson City, Mo./Helias) in his Crusader debut, Valpo fell to Saint Francis (Pa.) by a 2-1 count.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Falls in Horizon League Opener at Wright State

Valparaiso opened Horizon League play on Sunday afternoon in Dayton, Ohio, but was unable to come away with a victory, falling to Wright State 3-0 at Alumni Field.


Men's Tennis

Doubles Concludes, Singles Begins for Valpo Men in Peoria

Valparaiso returns to the courts at the Hotels at Grand Prairie Invitational in Peoria, Ill. on Saturday afternoon, wrapping up play in the doubles competition while playing the first two singles matches of the tournament in each flight.


Volleyball

Crusaders Split Two Matches at Pitt Saturday

Valparaiso played a pair of matches Saturday at the Pitt Blue and Gold Tournament on Saturday, sweeping Maryland-Eastern Shore (25-12, 25-20, 25-20) before falling to the host Panthers, 3-1 (19-25, 25-18, 25-20, 25-23).


Women's Cross Country

Crusaders Finish Sixth Saturday at Vanderbilt

The Valparaiso women's cross country squad placed five runners in the top-third of the field Saturday at Vanderbilt's Commodore Classic in Nashville, Tenn., helping the Crusaders to a sixth-place team finish.


Men's Cross Country

Hartenberger Picks Up Another Top-10 as Valpo Competes at Vanderbilt

Junior Joel Hartenberger (Albuquerque, N.M./Sandia) registered his second top-ten finish in as many races in 2009, crossing the line in seventh place to lead the Valparaiso men's cross country team as it competed Saturday at Vanderbilt's Commodore Classic in Nashville, Tenn.


Men's Tennis

DeHerrera and Litscher Shine in Day One Doubles

Led by Kevin DeHerrera (Littleton, Colo./Chatfield H.S.) and Tom Litscher (Eau Claire, Wis./Memorial H.S.), Valparaiso opened its 2009 fall tennis season on a high note Friday evening on day one of the Hotels at Grand Prairie Invitational in Peoria, Ill.


Volleyball

Crusaders Open League Play With Sweep at Youngstown State

Valparaiso opened the 2009 Horizon League campaign on Friday evening in Youngstown, Ohio the same way it closed the league slate last year, sweeping the Penguins of Youngstown State (25-21, 25-19, 25-15).


Women's Tennis

Valpo Loses Heartbreaker at Rose-Hulman

Valparaiso University's women's tennis team's bid for their first victory of the fall season fell just short on Friday evening as the Crusaders dropped a 5-4 decision to Rose-Hulman in Terre Haute, Ind.


Women's Soccer

Henderson's Goal Lifts Valpo Past Liberty

Brooke Henderson's (Westlake, Ohio/Westlake H.S.) first collegiate goal proved to be the difference in the match for Valparaiso on Friday afternoon as the Crusaders topped Liberty 1-0 at Eastgate Field.


Women's Golf

Women's Golf to Debut at Valpo Monday

For the first time in school history, Valparaiso's women's golf team will take to the links this fall as the Crusaders participate in four tournaments under head coach Mike Higdon.


Women's Basketball

Women's Hoops Announces Schedule Change, Cincinnati Added to 2009-10 Slate

Valparaiso University head women's basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced a schedule change for the 2009-10 season, with the addition of a game at Cincinnati on December 21 which replaces a home contest with UAB that had been slated for December 19.


Men's Tennis

Valpo Men to Begin Fall Tennis Season

As the Valparaiso University men's tennis team takes to the courts this fall, head coach Jim Daugherty returns a majority of his roster from a season again. The Crusaders return five letterwinners from last year's squad, and has added two players to the roster for the upcoming season, one of which is eligible to play this season while the other must sit out the year in accordance with NCAA transfer rules.


Men's Soccer

Déjà Vu: Stivers Gives Valpo Men's Soccer OT Win

This time, the goal came during the run of play, but other than that, the Valparaiso men's soccer team ended Wednesday's game at Western Michigan the same way its last contest ended: a Zack Stivers (Brownsburg, Ind./Brownsburg) marker in the first overtime giving the Crusaders a 2-1 victory.


Women's Tennis

Valpo Falls to Wayne State in Season Opener

Valparaiso opened the 2009 fall tennis season on Wednesday afternoon, but dropped a 9-0 decision to Wayne State at the WSU Courts in Detroit, Mich.


Athletics

Horizon League, WebStream Productions launch all-new Horizon League Network

The Horizon League and WebStream Productions are pleased to announce the launch of the completely redesigned Horizon League Network website. The site, which can be found at 
www.HorizonLeagueNetwork.tv, serves as a portal to hundreds of live and on-demand videos while giving its users the ability to interact on an array of social media platforms.


Volleyball

Valpo Set to Kick Off League Play, Play in Final Regular-Season Tournament

The Valparaiso volleyball team kicks off Horizon League play on Friday evening with a match at Youngstown State, and then continues further east on Saturday, playing in the Pitt Blue and Gold Tournament against Maryland Eastern Shore, as well as the host Panthers.


Women's Soccer

Valpo to Host Liberty, Head to Wright State This Weekend

After a week off, Valparaiso returns to the pitch this weekend for a pair of matches, beginning Friday against Liberty at Eastgate Field as the Crusaders play their final tune-up before conference play. On Sunday, the Crusaders open their third Horizon League season in Dayton, Ohio battling Wright State.


Men's Soccer

Crusaders Raise Nearly $4,000 for “Sneakers Not Wheelchairs” Campaign

The Valparaiso men's soccer program raised nearly $4,000 at its game against Michigan on Sept. 1 for St. Lucian reggae artist Taj Weekes' children's charity, They Often Cry Outreach (TOCO), in its kickoff of the “Sneakers Not Wheelchairs” campaign to help target the diabetes crisis in St. Lucia.


Men's Golf

Valpo Finishes 10th at John Piper Intercollegiates

Valparaiso wrapped up play on Tuesday morning at the John Piper Intercollegiate Championships in Bowling Green, Ohio with a 10th place finish for the 54-hole event, turning in their best score of the event with a final round 302 (+14).


Women's Tennis

Crusader Tennis Set for Fall Season

The Valparaiso University women's tennis team is set to take to the court for the 2009 fall season, which will see the Crusaders compete in three dual matches as well as one tournament.


Men's Golf

Valpo Plays First 36 Holes in Bowling Green

Playing in a 54-hole tournament for the first time this season, Valparaiso completed the first two rounds of the John Piper Intercollegiate Championships on Monday afternoon in Bowling Green, Ohio and sits in 10th place entering Tuesday's final round.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Announce Three Televised Games, Legends Classic Opponents

The Valparaiso men's basketball team will play at least three games during the 2009-2010 season that will air nationwide, as it was announced today that the Michigan State and Purdue contests will be broadcast on the Big Ten Network, along with the North Carolina game being aired on Fox Sports South. Also, the Crusaders revealed their final three opponents for the Legends Classic in late November.


Baseball

Valpo Baseball Has 14 Home Dates Plus 3 Games in Gary as Crusaders Release 2010 Schedule

Valparaiso University coach Tracy Woodson has released the 2010 baseball schedule, which has the Crusaders playing 20 home games at Emory G. Bauer Field in addition to three games at the U.S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind.


Men's Soccer

Penalty Kick Gives Valpo Golden Goal over IUPUI

Down a man early in the first overtime session, Valparaiso's Wei Ming Wong (Hong Kong/Hong Kong International [SMU]) was fouled in the box, resulting in a Crusader penalty kick that Zack Stivers (Brownsburg, Ind./Brownsburg) converted to give Valpo a 2-1 overtime victory over IUPUI Sunday afternoon at Brown Field.


Volleyball

Crusaders Rally, Fall in Five to Salukis

Valparaiso fought back from a two sets to none deficit Saturday evening against host Southern Illinois in the championship match at the Saluki Invitational, but could not complete the comeback, as Southern Illinois earned the 3-2 (25-9, 25-19, 18-25, 20-25, 15-8) victory. Amy Groesbeck (Wheaton, Ill./North) and Kim Bukowski (Waukesha, Wis./West) represented the Crusaders on the All-Tournament Team.


Football

Valpo Rallies for Win in Wild Fourth Quarter

John Popper (Dublin, Ohio/Coffman H.S.) caught the go ahead touchdown pass with 8:38 to play in the game and the Valparaiso defense made a big stop on the final drive of the game as the Crusaders earned their first victory of the season 20-17 over Concordia (Wis.) on Saturday afternoon at Century Stadium in Mequon, Wis.


Volleyball

Crusaders Record Third Straight Sweep in Victory over UAB

Valparaiso registered its third consecutive sweep Saturday morning in action at the Saluki Invitational in Carbondale, Ill., sweeping Conference USA foe and 2008 NCAA Tournament second round participant UAB (25-19, 26-24, 25-20) to put the Crusaders in position to claim the tournament crown later tonight against host Southern Illinois.


Volleyball

Crusaders Sweep Murray State in Opener of Saluki Invitational

Valparaiso began play Friday afternoon at the Saluki Invitational on a high note, rolling over its momentum from last weekend in a 3-0 sweep (25-14, 25-16, 25-17) of Murray State in Carbondale, Ill.


Women's Soccer

Crusaders Edged 1-0 at Central Michigan

Mele Cabral (Boulder, Colo./Fairview H.S.) came up big for the second straight match for Valparaiso in goal, but a late tally by Central Michigan pushed the Chippewas to a 1-0 victory over the Crusaders on Friday morning in Mount Pleasant, Mich.


Men's Soccer

Crusader Men's Soccer Set For Another Pair of Non-League Contests

After playing two competitive games against nationally-ranked opponents, Valparaiso returns home to Brown Field on Sunday for a matchup against IUPUI before hitting the road for a game at Western Michigan on Wednesday.


Women's Basketball

Follow Valpo Women's Hoops on Facebook

Head coach Keith Freeman's squad is now on Facebook! Keep up-to-date with the inside happenings of the program by becoming a friend of the program!


Men's Golf

Four Top-10 Finishes Pace Valpo to Runner-up Finish at Saint Joseph's College Championships

Behind four top-10 finishes, Valparaiso's return to varsity golf started on a positive note as the Crusaders wrapped up their first tournament on Wednesday afternoon with a second place finish at the Saint Joseph's College Championships, played at Plymouth Country Club in Plymouth, Ind.


Volleyball

Valpo Volleyball Launches New Blog

Follow the Valparaiso volleyball program through its newly released team blog. Check back frequently for the latest thoughts from head coach Carin Avery as well as junior Katie Layman and sophomore Katie Britton. They will give you a behind the scenes look into the program as the Crusaders take aim at the Horizon League Championship!


Football

Crusaders Look for Victory Saturday at Concordia (Wis.)

Valparaiso remains on the road on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders seek their first victory of the season when the Brown and Gold battle Concordia (Wis.) in a battle of Lutheran institutions. Following the game the Crusaders will have a week off prior to their home opener on September 26.


Volleyball

Crusaders Continue Pre-League Play at Southern Illinois

Valparaiso concludes pre-league competition this weekend in a challenging tournament field at Southern Illinois' Saluki Invitational, facing Murray State and UAB in addition to the host Salukis.


Men's Soccer

Crusaders Take #8/10 USF to Overtime, Fall 1-0

Playing its second ranked opponent in a three-day span after a 1,100-mile road trip, the Valparaiso men's soccer team staved off any signs of tired legs and played right with #8/10 South Florida in Tampa Tuesday evening, sending the game to overtime scoreless before the Bulls broke through with a goal 43 seconds into the extra session to hand the Crusaders a 1-0 defeat.


Men's Golf

Valpo Tees Off in Second Place at Saint Joseph's College Championships

The Valparaiso University men's golf team began play for the first time since 1992 on Tuesday afternoon at the Saint Joseph's College Championships at Plymouth Country Club in Plymouth, Ind. and stand in second place following the opening 18 holes.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Concludes Road Trip at Central Michigan Friday

After splitting a pair of matches at last weekend's Boilermaker Challenge, Valparaiso returns to action for just one match this week. The Crusaders will wrap up a four-match road trip in Mount Pleasant, Mich. taking on Central Michigan.


Women's Soccer

Desario Named Horizon League Player of the Week

Valparaiso University freshman Luisa Desario (Bartlett, Ill./Bartlett H.S.) has been named the Horizon League's Player of the Week after helping lead the Crusaders to a 1-1 mark at the Boilermaker Challenge Cup.


Men's Soccer

Crusaders Battle in 2-1 Loss to #22/23 Michigan

In front of a program-record crowd of 789 fans Sunday evening, Valparaiso took the lead late in the first half against #22/23 Michigan and held it for over 30 minutes, but a pair of Wolverine goals in a two-minute span midway through the second half were the difference, as Michigan came out on top by a 2-1 count.


Volleyball

Britton, Root Named to All-Tournament Team at Drake

Sophomore Katie Britton (Mishawaka, Ind./Marian) and freshman Taylor Root (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) represented Valparaiso on the Hampton Inn Drake Invitational All-Tournament Team, as announced at the conclusion of the tournament Saturday night.


Women's Soccer

Crusaders Downed 1-0 to #14 Purdue Saturday Evening

Valparaiso held its own on Saturday evening at the Varsity Soccer Complex in West Lafayette, Ind., before eventually falling to 14th-ranked Purdue 1-0 on the second day of the Boilermaker Challenge Cup.


Volleyball

Crusaders Close With Pair of Wins at Drake Invitational

Valparaiso rallied from a 2-0 deficit to take a 3-2 (22-25, 24-26, 25-17, 25-20, 15-12) victory over South Dakota at the Hampton Inn Drake Invitational in Des Moines, Iowa on Saturday morning. The Crusaders then carried that momentum into their afternoon match, closing the tournament with a 3-1 record after a 3-0 (25-11, 25-16, 25-17) sweep of Centenary.


Football

Fourth Quarter the Difference as Saint Joseph's Tops Valpo

Valparaiso dropped its season opener to Saint Joseph's (Ind.) 31-6 on Saturday afternoon at Alumni Stadium in Rensselaer, Ind.


Volleyball

Crusaders Split Pair of Matches at Hampton Inn Drake Invitational

Valparaiso earned its first victory of the season Friday afternoon in action at the Hampton Inn Drake Invitational, defeating Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 3-1 (25-22, 25-19, 22-25, 25-16), but the host Bulldogs swept the Crusaders in the day's nightcap (25-22, 25-21, 25-12).


Men's Cross Country

Hartenberger's Top-Ten Finish Paces Valpo Friday

Joel Hartenberger (Albuquerque, N.M./Sandia) posted an impressive ninth-place finish Friday at the Crusader Open at Sunset Hills Farm in Valparaiso, leading the Crusader men's cross country squad to a third-place team finish.


Women's Cross Country

Crusaders Place Fourth at Season Opener

Led by a 16th-place showing from Alyssa Bradford (Mukwonago, Wis./Mukwonago), the Valparaiso women's cross country team ran to a fourth-place finish Friday evening at the Crusader Open, contested at Sunset Hills Farm in Valparaiso.


Men's Golf

Crusaders Set to Tee Off in 2009

For the first time since 1992, the Valparaiso University men's golf team will tee it up this fall. Head coach Mike Higdon guides his youthful Crusaders into five tournaments during the next two months, as the six freshmen and a sophomore experience Division I golf for the first time.


Women's Soccer

Desario Scores Twice in Valpo's Win over Ball State

Freshman Luisa Desario (Bartlett, Ill./Bartlett H.S.) scored her first two collegiate goals and Rachel Hoaglin (Lakeville, Minn./Academy of Holy Angels H.S.) added the match-winner in the final with less than 14 minutes remaining in regulation as Valparaiso defeated Ball State 3-2 on Thursday evening at the Varsity Soccer Complex in West Lafayette, Ind. in the opening round of the Boilermaker Challenge Cup hosted by Purdue.


Men's Cross Country

Opportunities Abound for Crusader Runners Entering 2009 Season

While the Valparaiso men's cross country team graduated five seniors, including four of its top six runners, from last year's squad, 14 runners return eager to maintain their improvement and help push the Crusaders towards the top of the Horizon League.


Men's Soccer

Crusader Men to Take on a Pair of Ranked Opponents

Two ranked foes await the Valparaiso men's soccer side over the next week, as the Crusaders face #22/23 Michigan at Brown Field Sunday before traveling to take on #11/10 South Florida on Tuesday. The Crusaders will be conducting a fundraiser Sunday as they team up with TOCO to help launch the "Sneakers Not Wheelchairs" campaign to fight the diabetes crisis in St. Lucia.


Softball

Crusaders Plan Second Annual Softball Alumni Game for October 10

The Valparaiso University softball program is inviting back all alumni who suited up for the Crusader softball team for its second annual Alumni Game on Saturday, October 10 at 3 p.m., along with numerous other activities planned throughout the day.


Women's Cross Country

Senior-Laden Squad Takes to the Course in 2009 for Crusaders

While the Valparaiso women's cross country team lost one of the top runners in program history in Laura Rolf to graduation following last season, a ton of experience returns for the 2009 campaign, as everybody else who finished among the Crusaders' top-five runners in any meet last year is back, including six seniors.


Women's Bowling

Crusaders Announce Schedule for Inaugural Campaign

Valparaiso bowling head coach Stephen Anthony announced today his squad's schedule for the 2009-2010 season, the inaugural campaign for the program.


Volleyball

Crusaders Head to Drake for Four Matches

Valparaiso continues pre-league play this weekend with a quartet of matches at the Hampton Inn Drake Invitational in Des Moines, Iowa. The Crusaders will face off against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, South Dakota and Centenary in addition to the host Bulldogs.


Baseball

Baseball's Parents/Alumni Weekend Set for October 3-4

The Valparaiso University baseball program will hold their annual Parents/Alumni Weekend on October 3 and 4 with a variety of activities.


Softball

NPF Standout Folden Joins Crusader Coaching Staff

Valparaiso softball head coach Randy Schneider announced today that former National Pro Fastpitch Rookie of the Year Rachel Folden has joined the Crusader program as an assistant coach.


Men's Soccer

Bullard Scores Twice as Crusader Men Capture Season Opener

Freshman Jaymie Bullard (Naperville, Ill./Neuqua Valley) found the back of the net twice on Tuesday evening in his first career game, while Ryan Schwarz (Rockford, Ill./Boylan Catholic) returned to the goalkeeper position for the first time since the 2007 campaign with a shutout as Valparaiso won its season opener over Eastern Illinois by a 2-0 count in Charleston, Ill.


Baseball

Gaedele Ranks Second Among Prospect League Prospects

Valparaiso University's Kyle Gaedele (Arlington Heights, Ill./Rolling Meadows H.S.) has been ranked as the number two prospect out of the summer Prospect League, formerly known as the Central Illinois Collegiate League, according to Baseball America.


Football

Valpo to Open 89th Season of Football Saturday

The 89th season of Valparaiso University football kicks off on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders travel to Rensselaer to battle Northwest Indiana rival Saint Joseph's. Head coach Stacy Adams leads 34 letterwinners into the new season, including five starters on each side of the football.


Men's Golf, Women's Golf

Bryan Bennett Named Valpo's Assistant Golf Coach

Valparaiso University head men's and women's golf coach Mike Higdon has announced the hiring of Bryan Bennett as his assistant coach for both programs.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Soccer Heads to Boilermaker Challenge Cup This Week

Valparaiso heads down I-65 this week to participate in the Boilermaker Challenge Cup hosted by Purdue. In Thursday's first match, the Crusaders will battle Ball State before taking on the host Boilermakers on Saturday to wrap up tournament action.


Men's Soccer

Crusader Men's Soccer Ready for 2009 Campaign

The Valparaiso men's soccer team finds itself in the midst of a program turnaround, as head coach Mike Avery is in his third year at the helm of the Crusader program. In his first two seasons, Valpo has posted two of the best defensive seasons in school history, and with a dynamic duo returning in goal combined with promising talent elsewhere on the pitch, the Crusaders will look to move up the Horizon League standings in 2009.


Men's Basketball, Football

Viano Joins Ickow on Valpo Sports Radio Network Broadcasts

Andy Viano will join long-time play-by-play broadcaster Todd Ickow as the color commentator for both Valparaiso University football and men's basketball broadcasts this season on the Valpo Sports Radio Network, Valparaiso University Director of Athletics, Mark LaBarbera has announced.


Women's Soccer

Late Goal Lifts Valpo to First Victory of the Season

Jackie Kondratko's (Granger, Ind./Penn H.S.) penalty kick goal with 3:32 remaining in regulation time gave Valparaiso a 1-0 victory over IUPUI on Sunday afternoon at Kuntz Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind.


Volleyball

Crusaders Rally Back, Fall to UNLV in Four

Valparaiso stared down a seven-point deficit in the third set Saturday afternoon and rallied for the set victory, but it would not be enough, as UNLV eventually downed the Crusaders in four sets (25-21, 25-22, 22-25, 25-19) in Valpo's final match at the Campus USA Credit Union Invite in Gainesville, Fla. Freshman libero Taylor Root (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) was awarded All-Tournament honors after picking up 32 digs and seven assists over the two matches.


Men's Soccer

Crusaders Defeat Western Illinois in Exhibition Finale

A late first-half goal by Clayton Lyons (Louisville, Ky./Trinity) was all the scoring Valparaiso would need Saturday afternoon in its exhibition finale, as the Crusaders defeated Western Illinois by a 1-0 count in Macomb, Ill.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Falls at Home to Northern Illinois

For the second straight match Valparaiso surrendered an own goal, and that proved to be the difference on Friday evening as the Crusaders dropped a 1-0 decision to Northern Illinois at Brown Field.


Volleyball

Crusaders Hang Tough, Fall in Three in Opener

Valparaiso hung tough against Big 12 foe Colorado Friday afternoon in action at the Campus USA Credit Union Invitational in Gainesville, Fla., earning ties or leads late in all three frames, but the Buffaloes eventually earned the 3-0 (31-29, 25-23, 25-21) victory over the Crusaders.


Women's Soccer

Valpo-NIU Match Moved to Brown Field

Friday's scheduled women's soccer match between Valparaiso and Northern Illinois has been moved to Brown Field and will still kickoff at 4 p.m.


Men's Basketball

Vučić Joins Crusader Basketball Program

Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Homer Drew announced today that Sinj, Croatia native Hrvoje Vučić has joined the Crusader program as a freshman for the 2009-2010 season.


Women's Soccer

Crusaders Continue Homestand Friday, Head to IUPUI Sunday

Valparaiso wraps up a brief two-match homestand on Friday afternoon when the Crusaders host Northern Illinois at Eastgate Field. The Brown and Gold then embarks on a four-match road trip beginning on Sunday afternoon against instate rival IUPUI down in Indianapolis, Ind.


Volleyball

Crusaders Ready to Kick Off Season in Florida

Valparaiso kicks off the 2009 campaign this weekend in Gainesville, Fla. with a pair of matches at Florida's Campus USA Credit Union Invite. The Crusaders will take on Colorado at 4 p.m. CDT on Friday afternoon before facing off against UNLV at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, one-half hour earlier than the original scheduled start time.


Men's Swimming, Women's Swimming

Rod Hunte Named Assistant Swimming and Diving Coach

Valparaiso University head swimming and diving coach Howard Hunte has announced the hiring of Rod Hunte as an assistant coach for the Crusader program beginning this fall.


Men's Soccer

Valpo Men's Soccer Teams Up With TOCO to Launch “Sneakers Not Wheelchairs” Campaign

The Valparaiso University men's soccer program is teaming up with St. Lucian reggae artist Taj Weekes and They Often Cry Outreach (TOCO) to help launch the “Sneakers Not Wheelchairs” campaign - a public health initiative that will target the diabetes crisis in St. Lucia - during the home opener at Brown Field on September 6th at 5:00 p.m. against nationally-ranked Michigan.


Softball

Crusader Softball Program Announces Fall 2009 Schedule

Valparaiso softball head coach Randy Schneider announced today his squad's schedule for the fall 2009 season, featuring three home doubleheaders at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.


Football

Football Set to Kick off

With the start of the 2009 season right around the corner, Valparaiso University is set to begin the 89th installment of Crusader football under fourth-year head coach Stacy Adams.


Volleyball

Crusader Volleyball Looks for Eighth Straight 20-Win Season in 2009

The Valparaiso volleyball program's reign of excellence rolled right along in 2008, as the Crusaders won 25 matches and finished in second place in the Horizon League in their second league season. Entering the 2009 campaign, there is no reason to believe another stellar season isn't in the cards, as the Crusaders bring back ten returnees in the fight to earn their first Horizon League crown.


Men's Basketball

Former Crusader Gomes Named MVP of 2009 FIBA African Championship

Former Valparaiso standout Joaquim Gomes was recently named the Most Valuable Player of the 2009 FIBA African Championship after leading his native Angola to its sixth consecutive gold medal.


Women's Soccer

Late Goal Pushes Michigan Past Crusaders

For the second straight match Valparaiso battled until the very end, but on Sunday evening Kristen Goncalves scored with just 1:16 left in regulation to lift Michigan to a 2-1 victory over the Crusaders in front of a large crowd at Eastgate Field.


Men's Soccer

Crusaders Earn 2-2 Draw With Marquette in Exhibition Play

The Valparaiso men's soccer team played its first complete exhibition game of the 2009 campaign Saturday evening at Brown Field, fighting to a 2-2 tie with Big East foe Marquette.


Women's Soccer

Morehead State Spoils Valpo's Season Opener in OT

Valparaiso jumped on top early on Friday evening, but Morehead State tied the match in the second half and scored the match-winner with 2:46 remaining in the first overtime to give the Eagles a 2-1 victory over the Crusaders at Jayne Stadium in Morehead, Ky. in the season opener for both schools.


Men's Soccer

Crusader Men Tabbed Sixth in League Preseason Poll

The Valparaiso University men's soccer team has been picked to finish sixth in the Horizon League by the league's head coaches, as announced by the League office today.


Men's Soccer

Crusaders' Opening Exhibition Canceled Due to Weather

The Valparaiso men's soccer team got its exhibition season underway Wednesday evening at Brown Field against Saint Joseph's (Ind.), but just over 12 minutes in, Mother Nature took control for good, as a line of severe weather combined with diminishing daylight forced the contest between the Crusaders and the Pumas to be canceled.


Men's Basketball

Four Preseason Top-15 Teams Highlight Valparaiso 2009-2010 Schedule

Five games against preseason consensus top-15 teams nationally, including contests against both reigning national champion North Carolina and national runner-up Michigan State, highlight the Valparaiso men's basketball 2009-2010 schedule, as announced today by head coach Homer Drew.


Football

Valpo Football Launches New Blog!

Follow the Valparaiso football program through its newly released its team blog. Check back frequently for the latest thoughts from head coach Stacy Adams as well as senior defensive lineman Adam Rundh, senior offensive lineman David Wisniewski, and redshirt-sophomore quarterback Matt Upshaw. They will give you a behind the scenes look into the program as the Brown and Gold begins its quest for a Pioneer Football League title!


Women's Soccer

Women's Soccer Opens at Morehead State, Hosts Michigan

Valparaiso begins the 17th season of women's soccer action on Friday evening as the Crusaders travel to Morehead, Ky. to battle Morehead State. Two days later the Brown and Gold will host Michigan for the Crusaders' home opener, marking the first time since 2000 when Purdue visited Valpo that a Big Ten opponent will make an appearance at Eastgate Field.


Volleyball

Crusader Volleyball Picked Second in League Preseason Poll

The Valparaiso volleyball squad has been predicted to finish second in the Horizon League in 2009, as chosen by the league's nine head coaches. The Crusaders tallied 58 points and received two first-place votes.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Soccer Unveils New Blog

Follow the Crusader women's soccer program all season long through the latest thoughts from head coach John Marovich as well as senior Jackie Kondratko, redshirt-sophomore Sammy Olson, and freshman Trisha Wladecki. They give you a behind the scenes look into the program as the Brown and Gold begins its quest for a Horizon League title!


Baseball

Valpo Baseball Adds Nine for 2010 Season

The Valparaiso Crusader baseball team and head coach Tracy Woodson have announced that nine student-athletes have plans to attend Valparaiso University beginning in the fall of 2009 and will play for the Brown and Gold in the spring of 2010. Joining the program are incoming freshmen Andrew Bain, Matt Carroll, Mike Jacobs, Karch Kowalczyk, Ben Olejniczak, and Greg Stiller along with junior college transfers Robbie Robinson, Will Robinson, and Corey Thibault.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Readies for Regular Season with 1-1 Draw at Indiana in Exhibition Play

In a tune-up for the start of the 2009 regular season, the Valparaiso Crusaders battled Indiana to a 1-1 draw on Saturday evening in Bloomington, Ind. in exhibition action for both schools.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Picked to Sixth in Horizon League Women's Soccer Poll

Valparaiso University has been predicted to finish in sixth place in the league's 2009 preseason women's soccer poll according to the voting done by the other conference head coaches.


Crusaderettes

Cheer and Dance Tryouts to be Held August 26

Valparaiso University will hold cheerleading and dance tryouts for the 2009-2010 school year on Wednesday, August 28 from at 4 p.m. in Gym 2 of the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Cheerleading

Cheer and Dance Tryouts to be Held August 26

Valparaiso University will hold cheerleading and dance tryouts for the 2009-2010 school year on Wednesday, August 28 from at 4 p.m. in Gym 2 of the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Volleyball

Malicoat Finishes Career 11th in NCAA History in Digs

Former Valparaiso volleyball standout Brittany Malicoat (Elkhart, Ind./Memorial) closed out her stellar Crusader career ranked 11th in NCAA history in career digs, according to the organization's 2009 Volleyball Records Book released this week.


Baseball

Walk-on Tryouts Set for September 3

Valparaiso University head coach Tracy Woodson has announced the baseball program will hold walk-on tryouts at Emory G. Bauer Field on September 3 at 4 p.m.


Women's Soccer

Crusader Women Set to Kick Off 2009 Soccer Season

As the 2009 women's soccer season is set to kickoff, the Valparaiso University Crusaders continue to look for the success on the field that has been building for the past five seasons. With five straight 10-win seasons following last year's 10-6-3 campaign, the Brown and Gold looks to climb into the top half of the Horizon League standings this season.


Football

PFL Preseason Poll Released Monday

Valparaiso University has been projected to finish in ninth place in the Pioneer Football League for the 2009 season according to the preseason balloting done by the league's head coaches which was released Monday (Aug. 10).


Men's Golf

Josh Kalita Signs with Valpo's Men's Golf Team

Valparaiso University head golf coach Mike Higdon has announced that Josh Kalita has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Crusaders beginning this fall.


Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball

Hoops Season Tickets Now On Sale with New Simpler Process

Season tickets for the 2009-2010 home men's and women's basketball seasons are now on sale at Valparaiso University, and for the first time in years, all seats are available to the general public without any prerequisites.


Softball

Crusaders Sign Second Team All-State Pitcher from Arizona

Valparaiso softball head coach Randy Schneider announced today that Amanda Bolton (Phoenix, Ariz./Horizon) has agreed to join the Crusader softball team for the 2010 campaign.


Athletics

Horizon League Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) visits Riley Children's Hospital

Fourteen members of the Horizon League's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee visited Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind. on Friday, July 31. The community outreach opportunity included guest speakers, a video session and tour of the hospital.


Women's Tennis

Tennis Clinic to Be Offered This Fall

Valparaiso University head women's tennis coach Traci Young will be hosting a tennis clinic for up to four players at a time on Wednesdays or Thursdays beginning this fall, based upon the availability of participants.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Women's Basketball Program to Host 15th Annual Fall Coaches Clinic

The Valparaiso University women's basketball program will host its 15th annual Fall Coaches' Clinic on September 25-26 at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The event will feature three collegiate coaches as well as the Crusader women's coaching staff.


Women's Golf

Women's Golf to Play Four Events in Inaugural Fall Season

Valparaiso University's women's golf team will compete in four tournaments this fall to kickoff the inaugural season of the program, head coach Mike Higdon has announced.


Athletics

Kasi Hodge Joins Valpo's Athletic Training Staff

Valparaiso University's head athletic trainer, Rod Moore, has announced that Kasi Hodge will be joining the Crusader athletic training staff for the upcoming season as an assistant athletic trainer.


Softball

Brown Inks NLI to Join Crusader Softball Program

Valparaiso softball head coach Randy Schneider announced today that Tori Brown (Harrison, Ohio/Harrison) has signed a National Letter of Intent and will join the Crusader softball program as a freshman for the 2010 season.


Volleyball

Crusaders Earn Sixth Consecutive AVCA Academic Award

The Valparaiso University volleyball program received the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award for the 2008-09 school year, it was announced Friday. This marks the sixth straight year that the Crusaders have received the honor from the AVCA.


Men's Golf

Valpo Announces 2009 Fall Golf Schedule

For the first time since playing in the Mid-Continent Conference Golf Championships in the fall of 1991, Valparaiso's men's golf team will take to the links this fall, competing in four different tournaments.


Athletics

Crusaders Place 94 Student-Athletes on Horizon League's Spring Academic Honor Roll

Valparaiso had a conference-best 94 student-athletes honored as the Horizon League announced its 2009 Spring Academic Honor Roll, most among conference schools. The league's 10 institutions combined for 681 honorees.


Baseball

Valpo's Jarad Miller Earns Third National Award

Valparaiso University's Jarad Miller (Fort Wayne, Ind./Carroll H.S.) has been named to CollegeBaseballInsider.com's All-America Second Team for his performance during the 2009 season.


Softball

Korb Represents Crusaders on Academic All-League Squad

Valparaiso outfielder Karen Korb (Indianapolis, Ind./Lutheran) represented the Crusaders on the 2009 Horizon League Academic All-League softball team. It marked the second straight season that Korb received the league academic honors.


Football

Six Crusaders Earn Preseason Honors From Phil Steele

Six Valparaiso University football players have been named to Phil Steele's College Football Preview preseason All-Pioneer Football League Second Team. Ross Wiemer and Nicholas Henton were selected to the offense while Adam Rundh, Anthony Curry, and Kyle Himmelwright were named to the defensive squad. Andrej Skiba was picked on special teams.


Baseball

Baseball Has Three Players Earn Academic All-League Honors

Valparaiso University had three players represented on the Horizon League's All-Academic Team this season, the conference announced on Wednesday. Steve Godawa (Buffalo Grove, Ill./Buffalo Grove H.S.), Jon Gulbransen (Appleton, Wis./Fox Valley Lutheran H.S.), and Matt Lenski (Milwaukee, Wis./Marquette University H.S.) each earned the honor this season.


Men's Soccer

Former Crusader Lomeli Signs Professional Contract in Mexico

Former Valparaiso men's soccer standout Oscar Lomeli has signed a contract to play professional soccer with Club Universidad de Guadalajara of Guadalajara, Mexico.


Baseball

Five Crusader Baseball Players Earn All-Star Honors

Five members of the Valparaiso University baseball team were recently selected to play in the All-Star game of their respective college summer leagues.


Men's Basketball

Pair of Crusaders Compete In World Tournaments

Valparaiso men's basketball players Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) and Cameron Witt (Launceston, Tasmania, Australia/Launceston) both recently finished representing their native Australia at a pair of world basketball tournaments.


Athletics

Five Valpo Student-Athletes Receive Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars Award

Five Valparaiso University student-athletes received the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Awards as selected by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine. The award recognizes minority undergraduate students who have made achieving both academically and athletically a winning combination.


Men's Tennis

Fall Men's Tennis Schedule Packed with Tournaments

Valparaiso University's men's tennis team will compete in four tournaments this fall in addition to hosting its annual exhibition alumni tournament at the Valparaiso University Tennis Complex head coach Jim Daugherty has announced.


Women's Tennis

Valpo Women to Play in Five Fall Competitions

Valparaiso University's women's tennis team will play three dual matches as well as in two tournaments this fall as head coach Traci Young has released the schedule for the Crusaders during the first semester.


Men's Cross Country, Women's Cross Country

Crusaders Announce 2009 Cross Country Schedule

The Valparaiso cross country squads will open the season at home for the 16th consecutive year in one of four races to prepare for the Horizon League Championships, as head coach Mike Straubel announced the Crusaders' 2009 schedule today.


Men's Soccer

Crusaders Add Marquette Transfer to 2009 Roster

Valparaiso men's soccer head coach Mike Avery announced today that Sam Etim (Rockford, Ill./Guilford) has transferred into the Crusader program from Marquette. Etim, a 5'11”, 190 lb. striker, will have two years of eligibility remaining at the start of the 2009 campaign.


Women's Bowling

Valpo Bowling Program Brings on Washington as Assistant Coach

Valparaiso bowling head coach Stephen Anthony announced today that Shon Washington has been hired as an assistant coach and will begin his duties August 1. Washington comes to Valpo having had much success as a coach both on the high school and collegiate levels.


Men's Swimming, Women's Swimming

Valpo to Take to the Pool 12 Times in 2009-2010

Valparaiso University swimming and diving coach Howard Hunte has announced his 2009-2010 schedule which will see the Crusaders compete 12 times during the season, including four invitationals, prior to the Horizon League Championships.


Women's Bowling

Crusaders Add Three More Players to Inaugural Bowling Squad

Valparaiso bowling head coach Stephen Anthony announced today the addition of three more players to the Crusaders' 2009-2010 inaugural roster, including a pair of transfers from NCAA national runner-up Central Missouri, bringing the current roster to a total of 12 bowlers.


Athletics

Rin Siebert Elected To NIRSA Board of Directors as Region III Vice President

Rin Seibert, CRSS, Director of Recreational Sports/Assistant Director of Athletics at Valparaiso University, will begin her term as Region III Vice President of the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) in June. Seibert was elected to this two-year position on April 3 during the 2009 NIRSA Annual Conference & Recreational Sports Exposition in Charlotte, N.C.


Men's Golf

Higdon Announces First Golf Recruits Since 1992

Valparaiso University head men's golf coach Mike Higdon has announced that six incoming student-athletes have signed National Letters of Intent to play for the Crusaders in the fall when the Brown and Gold return the golf program to the school for the first time since 1992.


Men's Soccer

Schwarz Named Chicago Fire PDL Man of the Match in U.S. Open Cup Victory

Valparaiso junior goalkeeper Ryan Schwarz (Rockford, Ill./Boylan Catholic) stepped up in goal for the Chicago Fire PDL on Tuesday, coming in off the bench and making six key saves in the final 30 minutes of a 3-1 victory over five-time National Amateur Cup champions Milwaukee Bavarian SC as the Fire PDL advanced to the second round of U.S. Open Cup play. Schwarz was named Chicago's Man of the Match for his effort.


Football

Five Crusaders Named to the NFF Hampshire Honor Society

Five Valparaiso University football players that just graduated this past season were among the 564 total players selected nationwide as members of the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) Hampshire Honor Society.


Baseball

Valpo's Miller Earns Another National Honor

Valparaiso University's Jarad Miller (Fort Wayne, Ind./Carroll H.S.) has been named to the All-Ping!Baseball Honorable Mention Team for his efforts on the mound this season.


Women's Cross Country, Women's Track & Field

Three Crusaders Named to Academic All-District Squads

Valparaiso placed a district-high three athletes on the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District V women's track and field/cross country squad, as voted on by CoSIDA and announced today. Alyssa Bradford (Mukwonago, Wis./Mukwonago) and Lindsey Gilman (South Bend, Ind./Marian) each earned a spot on the first team, while Laura Rolf (Rochester, Mich./Lutheran Northwest) received second team honors.


Men's Soccer

Crusader Men's Soccer Announces 2009 Schedule

Valparaiso men's soccer head coach Mike Avery announced his squad's schedule for the 2009 campaign today, highlighted by five games against NCAA tournament teams from last season, including a Sept. 6 meeting at Brown Field against Michigan, which finished last year ranked among the top-15 teams in the nation.


Women's Golf

Higdon Announces Valpo's First Three Female Golfers

Valparaiso University women's golf coach Mike Higdon has announced the first three members of the 2009-2010 squad, the inaugural season for the Crusaders. Kate Cooper and Annie Nolan have both signed National Letters of Intent and will enter as freshmen in the fall while Kadie Savoree is a current Valpo student who will have two years of eligibility remaining.


Volleyball

Valparaiso Announces 2009 Volleyball Slate

Coming off of a seventh straight 20-win campaign, Valparaiso volleyball head coach Carin Avery announced today the squad's schedule for the 2009 campaign, which features 11 matches at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Men's Track & Field

Maynard Concludes Season at NCAA Regional

Brett Maynard (Pawcatuck, Conn./Stonington) represented the Valparaiso men's track and field squad Friday at the NCAA Mideast Regional, contested in Louisville, Ky., by competing in the javelin throw.


Football

Valpo Announces 2009 Football Recruiting Class

Valparaiso University head coach Stacy Adams has announced that 45 players have committed to play football for the Crusaders beginning this fall.


Women's Bowling

Anthony Announces Roster for Inaugural Season of Valparaiso Bowling

Head coach Stephen Anthony announced today the roster for the 2009-2010 Valparaiso women's bowling squad, the inaugural season of competition for the team. The nine-person roster includes four current Crusader students, three transfers and two incoming freshmen.


Softball

Korb Receives Third-Team Academic All-American Honors

Valparaiso senior outfielder Karen Korb (Indianapolis, Ind./Lutheran) earned one last accolade for her stellar career both on the field and in the classroom on Wednesday, as she was selected as an ESPN the Magazine Third Team Academic All-American as voted upon by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).


Women's Basketball

Valpo Inks Raegan Moore to NLI

Valparaiso University women's basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced the signing of Raegan Moore to a National Letter of Intent to play for the Crusaders beginning in the fall.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Ink Milosevic to National Letter of Intent

Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Homer Drew announced today that the Crusaders have signed 6'7”, 235 lb. forward Milos Milosevic (Bar, Montenegro/Oakmont [Calif.] H.S. [Yuba College]) to a National Letter of Intent. He will join the Crusaders for the 2009-2010 campaign with three years of eligibility remaining.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Women Set Challenging Schedule in 2009-2010

Valparaiso University women's basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced the Crusaders' 2009-2010 schedule which includes many as seven games against teams that were in the NCAA Tournament this past year as well as three other games against teams from major conferences.


Men's Basketball

Johnson, Wood to Tour With AIA Squad in Poland and Germany

Junior Cory Johnson (Duluth, Minn./Duluth East [Iowa State]) and incoming sophomore Brandon Wood (Kokomo, Ind./Kokomo [Highland (Ill.) C.C.]) will represent the Valparaiso men's basketball program as they join eight other Division I players on an Athletes in Action team that will embark on a one-week competitive tour against teams in Poland and Berlin, Germany later this month.


Women's Soccer

Nine Regular Season Home Matches Highlight 2009 Women's Soccer Schedule

Valparaiso University head women's soccer coach John Marovich has announced the 2009 Crusader schedule which includes nine home regular season matches at Eastgate Field, including a visit from Michigan on August 23 for the home opener.


Softball

Crusaders See Season End in Extra-Innings Slugfest With Loyola

Valparaiso and Loyola engaged in a slugfest Friday evening at the Horizon League Championships, with the lead changing hands on multiple occasions, but after tying the game with two outs in the top of the seventh, the Crusaders could not come out on top, as the Ramblers ended up earning a 10-9 win in eight innings. The loss concludes Valpo's record-setting season at 25-24.


Volleyball

Porché One of Ten Female Finalists for 2009 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award

Valparaiso outside hitter Angie Porché (Lynwood, Ill./Thornton Fractional South) has been named one of ten female finalists nationwide, representing the sport of volleyball, for the 2009 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award, as announced by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine. Both the female and male winners will be announced and profiled in its May 28, 2009 edition.


Volleyball

Cromwell Joins Crusader Volleyball as Assistant Coach

Valparaiso volleyball head coach Carin Avery announced today that Craig Cromwell has been hired as an assistant coach for the Crusader program. Cromwell comes to Valpo from Chesterton H.S., where he served as an assistant coach for the last four years.


Football

Football Announces Schedule Change for 2009 Season

The Valparaiso University football team has announced that it will now open the 2009 season against Saint Joseph's (Ind.) on the road in Rensselaer, Ind. as opposed to at Brown due to other scheduling considerations. Kickoff is slated for 12 p.m.


Football

Valpo Announces 2009 Football Schedule as Spring Practice is Set to Begin

With Valparaiso set to kick off spring practice on Monday, March 30, head coach Stacy Adams has announced the 2009 football schedule, which will see the Brown and Gold play at Brown Field six times.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Women to Host Soccer Camps This Summer

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


Volleyball

Crusader Volleyball Team to Host Summer Camp

Valparaiso volleyball head coach Carin Avery and the Crusader volleyball team will host their 2009 summer camp for youths in grades 6-12 at the Athletics-Recreation Center from July 6-9.


Men's Soccer

Crusaders Welcome Back Oleck as Assistant Coach

Valparaiso men's soccer head coach Mike Avery announced today that Jeff Oleck will be returning to the Crusader program as an assistant coach. Oleck, a standout in goal for Valpo from 2002 through 2005, will begin his duties this upcoming summer.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders to Hold Summer Camps

Valparaiso's men's basketball team will be hosting three basketball camps this summer for youths of all ages and skill levels.


Men's Soccer

Crusaders Add Transfer Student to 2009 Roster

Valparaiso University soccer coach Mike Avery announced today that Stefan Antonijevic (Buffalo Grove, Ill./College of Lake County/Marquette) has signed a National Letter of Intent to finish his college soccer career as a Crusader. Antonijevic, a midfielder with high level college, club, and international experience, will officially join the Valparaiso side in the fall with three years of eligibility remaining.


Men's Golf, Women's Bowling, Women's Golf

Valpo Adds Golf and Bowling to Intercollegiate Athletic Program

Valparaiso University is adding three sports to its intercollegiate athletics program beginning next fall. At a news conference held on campus this afternoon, Director of Athletics Mark LaBarbera announced that men's and women's golf and women's bowling will be added to the lineup of NCAA-affiliated programs.


Men's Soccer

Pair of Transfers Join Crusaders for 2009

Two transfer student-athletes step into the spotlight for the Valparaiso University men's soccer team as head coach Mike Avery today announced the addition of Roby Del Giudice (Bolton, Ontario, Canada/Wallace State [Ala.] C.C.) and Wei Ming Wong (Hong Kong/Southern Methodist University) to the 2009 recruiting class. The central midfield pairing brings high level college and club experience to a Crusader squad seeking to replace six senior graduates from the 2008 team.


Men's Soccer

Valpo Men's Soccer to Hold Two VIP Camp Sessions

Valparaiso University head men's soccer coach Mike Avery announced today the dates for the 2009 VIP soccer camp. The 2009 VIP, held on the campus of Valparaiso University, is a soccer camp for high school age players with serious aspirations to improve their soccer skills. Session I will be held from June 15-17, with Session II scheduled from July 17-19.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Women's Soccer Announces Seven Newcomers for the Fall of 2009

Valparaiso University's head women's soccer coach, John Marovich, has announced six signees that will join the squad in the fall of 2009. Joining the Crusaders are Marie Argo, Rachel DeFrank, Rachel Hoaglin, Rachel Spinelli, Catherine Terrell, and Trisha Wladecki. He also welcomes Janine Lytle, who has already joined the program at the beginning of the spring semester and will be considered a member of the 2009 freshmen class.


Men's Soccer

Crusader Men's Soccer Adds Four Newcomers for 2009 Campaign

Valparaiso men's soccer head coach Mike Avery announced today that Jaymie Bullard, Connor Cappelletti, Sam Haines, and Jonathon Smith will all join the Crusader side for the 2009 season.