Valparaiso junior Natalie Cortese (Hoffman Estates, Ill./Hoffman Estates [Central Missouri]) has been named to the National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA) All-Academic Third Team for her work on the lanes and in the classroom during the 2010-2011 school year. In addition, five other Crusaders were named All-Academic honorees by the NTCA.
Valparaiso bowling head coach Shon Washington announced today that Sadie Jasinski has signed a National Letter of Intent and will join the Crusader bowling program as a freshman for the 2011-2012 campaign.
Returning to the lanes competitively for the first time in over a month, the #11 Valparaiso bowling team went 2-4 on the first day of the Music City Classic in Nashville, Tenn. and sits in 16th place after the first of three days of action.
Junior Natalie Cortese (Hoffman Estates, Ill./Hoffman Estates [Central Missouri]) posted a 218.9 average over six games on Saturday, the second-highest average among all bowlers, to lead #13 Valparaiso to a 4-2 record in the second day of competition at the Kutztown Invitational in Reading, Pa.
While competing at the Kutztown Invitational this weekend, #13 Valparaiso and 27 other teams will be part of the first ever live start-to-finish webcast of a regular-season tournament on BOWL.com, the official website of the United States Bowling Congress.
#13 Valparaiso battled against three of the nation's top-six teams Friday afternoon at the Big Red Invitational in Lincoln, Neb. and enters the final day of tournament competition in sixth place out of the 10-team field.
The #13 Valparaiso bowling team went a perfect 3-0 on the first day of competition at the Big Red Invitational in Lincoln, Neb. Thursday evening, finishing the day in second place out of the ten competing squads, five of which are ranked among the nation's top-six teams.
The #11 Valparaiso bowling team went 2-1 on Sunday at the Jeanette Lee Invitational in Richmond, Va., hosted by Saint Paul's College, to finish the two-day tournament with an 8-1 record. The Crusaders finished the event in seventh place out of a 22-team field.
Both Nicole Sanhamel (Vernon Hills, Ill./Vernon Hills) and Krystyna Johnson (Montgomery, Ill./Oswego East [Delaware State]) posted averages above 200 Saturday, helping the #11 Valparaiso bowling team to eighth place in the standings after day two of competition at the Hawk Classic in Millsboro, Del.
#11 Valparaiso closed out play at the Crusader Classic at Stardust Bowl II in Merrillville Sunday morning, finishing in third place. Junior Natalie Cortese (Hoffman Estates, Ill./Hoffman Estates [Central Missouri]) was named Tournament MVP after finishing with the tournament's highest average.
A 4-1 record on Saturday, including a victory over #3 Nebraska, has the #11 Valparaiso bowling team alone in first place after the second of three days of competition of the Crusader Classic at the Stardust Bowl II in Merrillville.
#11 Valparaiso split four matches on Friday, including a victory over #6 Arkansas State, as the Crusaders hosted the first of three days of competition at the Crusader Classic, contested at Stardust Bowl II in Merrillville.
Junior Natalie Cortese (Hoffman Estates, Ill./Hoffman Estates [Central Missouri]) was named to the All-Tournament Team at the Greater Ozark Invitational for the second straight year as #11 Valparaiso closed the tournament in fifth place.
The #11 Valparaiso bowling team enters the final day of competition with a shot at the Greater Ozark Invitational championship after closing the second day of action Saturday in third place in the 10-team tournament field.
Last year, the Valparaiso bowling program went on a run that few thought possible for a program in its first season of competition, ending the season ranked #10 in the country. With seven of their top eight bowlers back for the 2010-2011 campaign, the expectations have been raised for the Crusaders this season and the goal is simple: be one of the eight teams invited to the 2011 NCAA Bowling Championships.
Valparaiso's Amanda Cortese (Hoffman Estates, Ill./Hoffman Estates [Central Missouri] has been named to the Brunswick All-Academic Third Team as selected by the National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA), the NTCA announced today. In addition, Cortese was joined by Ashley Busiel (Elk Grove Village, Ill./James B. Conant [Harper College]) and Gretchen VanHeeren (Bryon, Ill./Bryon) as All-Academic Honorees.
After finishing its inaugural season ranked tenth in the nation, Valparaiso bowling head coach Shon Washington announced his squad's 2010-2011 schedule today, featuring tournaments at six of the nation's top ten teams.