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 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 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.


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).


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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!


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.