Women's Bowling

Natalie Cortese Named NTCA All-Academic Third Team Honoree

Valparaiso graduated senior 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 2011-2012 school year. In addition, five other Crusaders were named All-Academic honorees by the NTCA.


Women's Track & Field

Five Represent Valpo On Track and Field Academic All-League Teams

Five athletes represented the Valparaiso track and field squads as the Academic All-Horizon League teams for the outdoor season were announced. Claire Johnson (Eden Prairie, Minn./Eden Prairie) was named to the women's squad, while Wally Bradford (Mukwonago, Wis./Mukwonago), Nick Fagan (Sycamore, Ill./Sycamore), Chris Hovan (Elkhart, Ind./Elkhart Christian) and Andrew Rixon (Deerfield, Ill./Deerfield) all were selected to the men's team.


Men's Track & Field

Five Represent Valpo On Track and Field Academic All-League Teams

Five athletes represented the Valparaiso track and field squads as the Academic All-Horizon League teams for the outdoor season were announced. Claire Johnson (Eden Prairie, Minn./Eden Prairie) was named to the women's squad, while Wally Bradford (Mukwonago, Wis./Mukwonago), Nick Fagan (Sycamore, Ill./Sycamore), Chris Hovan (Elkhart, Ind./Elkhart Christian) and Andrew Rixon (Deerfield, Ill./Deerfield) all were selected to the men's team.


Men's Tennis

Valpo’s Honert Garners Horizon League All-Academic Team Honors

Valparaiso University’s Eric Honert (Arvada, Colo./Ralston Valley H.S.) has been voted to the Horizon League’s All-Academic Team in men’s tennis for his work on the court and in the classroom during the 2011-2012 season.


Women's Bowling

Crusaders Pick Up Another Addition for 2012-2013

Valparaiso bowling head coach Matt Nantais announced today that Raychel Wolever, a three-time First Team All-State honoree from Charlotte [Mich.] H.S., will join the Crusader bowling program as a freshman for the 2012-2013 season.


Softball

Softball Places Three on Academic All-League Squad

Angie Doerffler (Fort Wayne, Ind./Concordia Lutheran), Alex Lagesse (Beecher, Ill./Beecher) and Jordan Rutkowski (Alden, N.Y./Alden) represented the Valparaiso softball team on the Horizon League Academic All-League squad for their work on the field and in the classroom during the 2012 season.


Baseball

Three Crusader Baseball Players Named to All-Academic Team

Valparaiso University’s baseball program had three players voted to the Horizon League’s All-Academic Team for their efforts both on the diamond and in the classroom. Andrew Bain (Indianapolis, Ind./Park Tudor H.S.), Tyler Deetjen (Saint Charles, Ill./East H.S.), and Will Hagel (Arlington Heights, Ill./Prospect H.S.) were all selected for the 12-member team.


Women's Golf

Kleckner Garners Academic Accolades

Michelle Kleckner (New Brighton, Minn./Irondale H.S.) represents Valparaiso University on the Horizon League’s All-Academic Team for women’s golf.


Men's Golf

Valpo’s Henning Named to Horizon League All-Academic Team

Valparaiso University’s Kyle Henning (Brookfield, Wis./East H.S.) has been named to the Academic All-Horizon League in men’s golf.


Men's Basketball

Fernandez Makes Senior International Debut in 2012 Centrobasket

Continuing the tradition of Valparaiso men’s basketball players representing their native countries at the highest level, current Crusader Vashil Fernandez (Kingston, Jamaica/Princeton Day [Md.] Academy) made his senior debut for the Jamaican national team on Tuesday evening against the U.S. Virgin Islands at the 2012 FIBA Men’s Central American and Caribbean Basketball Championship (Centrobasket).


Football

Kasey Teegardin Named Valpo’s Special Teams Coordinator

Valparaiso University head football coach Dale Carlson has announced that Kasey Teegardin has been named the Crusaders’ new special teams coordinator and linebackers coach for the upcoming season.


Women's Tennis, Athletics

Young Named Assistant Athletics Director, SWA

Valparaiso University Director of Athletics Mark LaBarbera announced today that Traci Young has been promoted to Assistant Director of Athletics for Life Skills Programs and will also serve as the athletic department’s Senior Woman Administrator.


Athletics

Six Athletics Teams Honored by NCAA

Six athletic teams from Valparaiso University have received the NCAA Public Recognition Award for outstanding academic performance.


Men's Basketball

Broekhoff Invited to Boomers Melbourne Camp for Farewell Series

Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) will continue to showcase his skills for the Australian Boomers, as he has been one of 14 players invited to the Melbourne training camp for the Farewell Series against Greece, a three-game set next week. Broekhoff is still in contention for a spot on the 12-player team which will represent Australia in the 2012 Olympic Games.


Baseball

Crusader Baseball Players Competing on Summer League Teams

The 2012 Horizon League regular season and tournament champions are not resting on their laurels this summer as several Crusader baseball players are sharpening their skills for the upcoming 2013 season by playing in collegiate summer leagues throughout the country. The Crusaders are be represented on 14 different teams in nine leagues from the east coast to the west coast.


Women's Bowling

Crusader Bowling Adds Lynn to 2012-2013 Roster

Valparaiso bowling head coach Matt Nantais announced today that Danielle Lynn (Milton, Wis./Milton) will be joining the Crusader squad as a freshman for the 2012-2013 season.


Softball

Crusaders Announce Three More Additions for 2013 Season

Valparaiso softball head coach Jordan Stevens announced today that three more players have committed to join the Crusader softball program beginning with the 2013 campaign. The Crusaders add a pair of junior college transfers in pitcher Ashlyn Michalak (Temperance, Mich./Springfield [Owens C.C.]) and outfielder Kimberlin Wallace (Newton, Ill./Newton Community [Lake Land C.C.]), as well as incoming freshman pitcher Sierra Pico (North Las Vegas, Nev./Legacy).


Men's Basketball

Broekhoff, Australia to Face China in the YouYi Games

Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) was one of 12 Australian players to be named to the Boomers squad which will face China in the YouYi Games series, set to tip off in Perth Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. local time (1 a.m. Saturday Central time).


Women's Basketball

Katie Loosvelt Completes Women’s Hoops Coaching Staff

Valparaiso University head coach Tracey Dorow has announced that Katie Loosvelt will be joining the Crusaders’ women’s basketball staff as an assistant coach.


Women's Soccer

Women’s Soccer Announces 2012 Schedule Change

Valparaiso University head women’s soccer coach John Marovich has announced the addition of a home match against Saint Joseph’s (Ind.) to the 2012 schedule.


Baseball

Valpo’s Mahoney Named to Louisvile Slugger Freshmen All-American Team

Valparaiso University’s Spencer Mahoney (LaGrange Park, Ill./Lyons Township H.S.) has been named to the 2012 Louisville Slugger Freshmen All-American Team as selected by Collegiate Baseball newspaper.


Men's Golf

Heck and Ward Sign NLIs to Play Golf at Valpo

Valparaiso University men’s golf coach David Gring has announced that Ryan Heck and Matt Ward have both signed National Letters of Intent to join the Crusader roster this fall.


Men's Basketball

Capobianco on Trip to East Asia With U.S. Eagles

Valparaiso forward Bobby Capobianco (Loveland, Ohio/Loveland [Indiana]) is one of 10 players currently on tour with the U.S. Eagles Men’s Basketball Team, traveling in East Asia to compete with high-level and professional teams in several large cities.


Baseball

Bain Named to Gary’s All-Regional Team

Valparaiso University designated hitter Andrew Bain (Indianapolis, Ind./Park Tudor H.S.) was named to the All-Regional Team following the conclusion of the NCAA’s Gary Regional held Friday through Sunday at U.S. Steel Yard.


Baseball

Valpo’s Season Ends with NCAA Tournament Loss to #11 Kentucky

Valparaiso’s first NCAA Tournament trip since 1968 came to an end on Saturday afternoon at U.S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind., falling 8-1 to #11 Kentucky.


Baseball

Valpo Falls to #15 Purdue in First NCAA Appearance in 44 Years

Valparaiso scored first and last on Friday evening into Saturday morning, but Purdue scored seven times in between as the 15th-ranked Boilermakers defeated the Crusaders 7-2 at U.S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind. in the opening game of the NCAA Regionals in front of 5,047 fans.


Baseball

Crusaders Conclude Final Tune-up for NCAA Tournament

Valparaiso University arrived at U.S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind. for its first look at the stadium for the season and take part in a final practice before opening NCAA Tournament play on Friday evening against #15/15 Purdue. Unfortunately for the Crusaders, the practice was cut short about 20 minutes in as the light rain that had fallen throughout became heavier and the tarp was put on the field.


Athletics

Kim Smith Named Assistant Director of Athletics for Compliance

Valparaiso University Director of Athletics Mark LaBarbera has announced that Kim Smith has been named the Crusaders’ new Assistant Director of Athletics for Compliance.


Baseball

Crusaders Ready for NCAA Tournament Beginning on Friday

Valparaiso makes its first appearance in the NCAA Division I regionals since 1968 this weekend as the Crusaders head 27 miles down the road to U.S. Steel Yard in Gary for the double elimination tournament. The Crusaders will face #15 Purdue on Friday night at 7 p.m. before facing either #11 Kentucky or Kent State on Saturday.


Baseball

Valpo-Purdue Game to Air Live on Big Ten Network

The NCAA and Big Ten Network have announced that Friday evening’s NCAA Regional game between Valparaiso and Purdue will be carried live on BTN and also available on BTN2Go. First pitch is slated for 7 p.m. at U.S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind.


Athletics

Valpo Posts Horizon League’s Top Men’s Sports Point Total

Led by regular season championships in basketball, soccer, and baseball, Valparaiso finished atop the Horizon League’s men’s sports standings for the 2011-2012 school year.


Baseball

Game Times, Ticket Information Set for Valpo’s Trip to Gary Regional

Valparaiso will play Purdue at 7 p.m. CDT on Friday evening, June 1 at U.S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind. for the opening game of the NCAA Regional Championships. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for children and college students (with valid ID).


Women's Bowling

Crusader Bowling Announces Addition of Three Newcomers

Valparaiso bowling head coach Matt Nantais announced today the addition of three incoming freshmen to the program. Kelsey Fader, Katherine Sulaitis and Tedra Tado will all join the Crusader bowling program as freshmen for the 2012-2013 season.


Baseball

Valpo’s “Road to Omaha” Begins Friday against Purdue in Gary

Valparaiso will need to travel a mere 27 miles to U.S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind. for its first NCAA Division I Regional appearance since 1968 as the Crusaders will face Purdue on Friday evening.


Baseball

NCAA Tourney Bound!!!! Valpo Baseball Wins Horizon League Title

It has been 44 years since Valparaiso has been to a NCAA Division I (then University Division) Baseball Tournament, waiting one more day did little to damper the enthusiasm of the Crusaders on Sunday afternoon. After falling to UIC on Saturday, setting up the “if necessary” game, the Crusaders exploded with eight runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to defeat the Flames 14-5 at Les Miller Field to capture the Horizon League Baseball Tournament title and with it the automatic bid into the NCAA Regionals.


Baseball

Valpo at UIC Horizon League Championship LIVE!!!!

Follow along live with this interactive chat as top-seeded Valparaiso looks to capture the Horizon League Tournament crown and automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament on Sunday afternoon in the championship game. First pitch against tournament host UIC is slated for 12 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 11:45 a.m.


Baseball

UIC Nips Valpo 4-3 in Crusaders First Opportunity at Horizon League Title

UIC scored three times in the first and added the winning run in the eighth inning as the Flames defeated Valparaiso 4-3 in the Crusaders’ first try at capturing the Horizon League title. With both teams having one loss in the double-elimination tournament, the two schools will meet back at Les Miller Field in Chicago, Ill. again Sunday afternoon at noon for the title and the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.


Baseball

Follow Valpo's Quest for a Horizon League Title LIVE!!!!

Follow along live with this interactive chat as top-seeded Valparaiso looks to capture the Horizon League Tournament championship and automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament on Saturday afternoon. First pitch is slated for 4 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 3:45 p.m.


Baseball

Eighth Inning Rally Sends Valpo to Horizon League Championship

Mark Johnson’s (Evanston, Ill./Evanston Township H.S.) two-run single in the bottom of the eighth inning capped a late rally as Valparaiso came from three runs down to defeat UIC 4-3 on Friday evening at Les Miller Field in Chicago, Ill., sending the Crusaders into the Horizon League Tournament championship game on Saturday afternoon.


Baseball

Valpo Faces UIC in Horizon League Tournament LIVE!!!

Follow along live with this interactive chat as top-seeded Valparaiso looks to advance to the Horizon League Tournament championship game, facing fourth-seeded UIC on Friday evening. First pitch is slated for 8 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 7:45 p.m.


Baseball

Valpo Routs Youngstown State to Open Horizon League Tournament

Valparaiso scored eight runs in the fifth inning and added five more in the eighth on Thursday evening as the Crusaders opened up play in the Horizon League Baseball Championships with a convincing 16-3 victory over Youngstown State at Les Miller Field in Chicago, Ill.


Men's Track & Field

Smith Competes at NCAA East Preliminary Round

Valparaiso sophomore sprinter Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) brought the Crusaders' 2012 outdoor track and field season to an end on Thursday, as he competed in the 100m dash at the NCAA East Preliminary Round in Jacksonville, Fla.


Baseball

Valpo Opens Horizon League Tournament vs. YSU LIVE!!!!

Follow along live with this interactive chat as top-seeded Valparaiso opens Horizon League Tournament play on Thursday evening against sixth-seeded Youngstown State. First pitch is slated for 8 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 7:45 p.m.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Women to Host Soccer Camps This Summer

The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team is holding a camp June 18-20 at the Eastgate Soccer Fields for all age groups.


Softball

Crusader Softball Enjoys Historic 2012 Season

42 victories. A Horizon League regular season championship. The Horizon League tournament championship. A trip to the NCAA Tournament. All were accomplishments never before achieved by the Valparaiso softball program until the 2012 season, a campaign which saw the Crusaders reach numerous other milestones along the way.


Baseball

Crusader Baseball Ready for Horizon League Tournament

After capturing its first conference regular season baseball title since 1977, Valparaiso now seeks its first Horizon League Tournament championship and an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships this week in Chicago. The Crusaders will open play in the Horizon League Tournament on Thursday evening at 8 p.m. at UIC’s Les Miller Field.


Baseball

Valpo Well-Represented as Horizon League Announces Postseason Awards

Ten members of the Valparaiso University baseball program received postseason accolades on Tuesday as the Horizon League announced its annual awards. The Crusader award winners were highlighted by Kevin Wild (Brown Deer, Wis./Brown Deer H.S.) being named the Horizon League’s Pitcher of the Year, Kyle Wormington (Norman, Okla./North H.S.) being named the co-Newcomer of the Year, and Tracy Woodson being honored as the Coach of the Year.


Men's Track & Field

Valpo's Smith to Compete at NCAA East Regional

Valparaiso sophomore sprinter Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) will be one of 48 participants in the 100m dash at the NCAA East Preliminary Round in Jacksonville, Fla. this coming Thursday, as he was added to the entry list on Monday afternoon by the NCAA.


Baseball

Valpo’s Mahoney Named Horizon League Batter of the Week

Valparaiso University’s Spencer Mahoney (LaGrange Park, Ill./Lyons Township H.S.) has been named the final Horizon League Batter of the Week after helping to lead the Crusaders to a weekend sweep of Youngstown State and the Horizon League regular season championship.


Women's Golf

Valpo Women Ink Two Golfers to National Letters of Intent

Valparaiso University women’s golf coach Mat Blair has announced that Annie Gaugert and Olivia McCormick have signed National Letters of Intent to play for the Crusaders beginning this fall.


Baseball

Valpo Enters Horizon League Tournament as Top Seed

Valparaiso will open play as the number one seed in the 2012 Horizon League Baseball Championship which begins this week at Les Miller Field in Chicago, Ill. on the campus of UIC. The Crusaders will play their first game on Thursday evening (May 24) at 8 p.m.


Softball

Crusaders Close Out Season With One-Run Loss to Kentucky in NCAA Tournament

Even facing an early five-run deficit, the Valparaiso softball team refused to say die on Saturday afternoon, scoring four runs in the fifth inning to pull within one of Kentucky. But in the end, the Crusaders couldn’t find the game-tying tally, as Valpo fell 5-4 to the Wildcats in the Louisville Regional of the 2012 NCAA Tournament, ending its historic season with a 42-19 record.


Baseball

Seniors Lead Valpo Baseball to Horizon League Title

By the time fifth-year senior closer Jarad Miller (Fort Wayne, Ind./Carroll H.S.) pinch hit for the first time in his career on Saturday afternoon, Valparaiso could already taste an outright Horizon League Championship. His double to the right-centerfield gap drove home the Crusaders’ 12th run of the game as the Brown and Gold defeated Youngstown State 13-2 at Emory G. Bauer Field to clinch the conference crown.


Softball

Crusaders Fall in Heartbreaking Fashion to #9/7 Louisville to Open NCAA Tournament

Valparaiso was within one out of springing a major upset on #9/7 Louisville to open its first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance, but a two-out, three-run home run in the bottom of the seventh by Alicja Wolny sent the Crusaders to a 6-4 loss on Friday evening at Ulmer Stadium in Louisville, Ky. With the loss, Valpo will play an elimination game in the NCAA Tournament Saturday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. CDT against Kentucky, live on ESPN.


Baseball

Extra Inning Win Gives Valpo First Horizon League Baseball Crown

Tanner Vavra’s (Menomonie, Wis./Menomonie H.S.) hard smash to short with two outs in the 11th inning scored Spencer Mahoney (LaGrange Park, Ill./Lyons Township H.S.) with the winning run to give Valparaiso an 8-7 victory over Youngstown State on Friday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field. With the victory, the Crusaders have clinched at least a share of their first Horizon League regular season title, and first overall conference title since 1977.


Baseball

Valpo Moves into First Place Tie after Downing Youngstown State 8-3

Valparaiso won its 30th game of the season for the first time since 1999 on Thursday afternoon, and in the process moved into a tie for first place in the Horizon League standings with an 8-3 victory over Youngstown State at Emory G. Bauer Field.


Softball

Three Crusaders Earn All-Region Honors

Valparaiso placed a program-record three players on the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Midwest Region teams, as announced on Wednesday morning. Redshirt sophomore Jessie Marinec (Alsip, Ill./Marist) earned First Team honors, while senior Jordan Rutkowski (Alden, N.Y./Alden) and freshman Brittany Duncan (Fairborn, Ohio/Fairborn) both were named to the Second Team. For all three, it is their first career All-Region honor.


Baseball

Valpo Baseball Hosts Youngstown State Seeking First Horizon League Title

Valparaiso wraps up the 2012 regular season this weekend in search of its first Horizon League title. The Crusaders enter the weekend one game behind Wright State in the conference standings. Valpo hosts Youngstown State in a three-game series, culminating with Senior Day on Saturday.


Softball

Saturday Game Times at Louisville Amended

Saturday's game times at the Louisville Regional of the 2012 NCAA Tournament have been changed due to television programming. The three games on Saturday are now scheduled for 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. CDT, and all three will be broadcast live on ESPN.


Softball

Crusaders Ready For First NCAA Tournament Appearance

After capturing the Horizon League Championship last weekend, Valparaiso embarks on its first-ever trip to the NCAA Tournament this weekend. The Crusaders will kick off the tournament at the Louisville Regional against the 15th seed nationally, #7/9 Louisville, at 6 p.m. CDT on Friday on ESPN2. The other two teams in the double-elimination regional are #21/19 Michigan and #-/RV Kentucky. Every game of the regional will be either on ESPN2 or ESPN.


Men's Track & Field

Smith Named Most Outstanding Male Track Performer of Outdoor Championships

Valparaiso sophomore Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) has been named the Most Outstanding Male Track Performer of the 2012 Horizon League Outdoor Track and Field Championships after winning a pair of sprints, including one record-setting performance.


Football

Valpo Announces 2012 Football Recruiting Class

Valparaiso University head football coach Dale Carlson has announced the 36 members of his 2012 recruiting class which will begin playing for the Crusaders this fall.


Baseball

Tuesday’s Baseball Game vs. Chicago State Cancelled

Valparaiso’s scheduled baseball game for Tuesday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field against Chicago State has been cancelled due to scheduling conflicts with the Cougars and will not be made up.


Athletics

15th Annual Frankenmuth Valpo Family Weekend Set for July 20-21

The 15th annual Frankenmuth Valpo Family Weekend will take place July 20-21 as alumni and friends have a chance to reconnect with one another as well as meet Crusader coaches during the event in Frankenmuth, Mich.


Softball

Crusaders Placed in Louisville Regional for 2012 NCAA Tournament

Valparaiso softball’s first-ever NCAA trip will take place in Louisville, Ky., as the Crusaders learned Sunday evening that they had been placed in the Louisville Regional of the 2012 NCAA Softball Tournament. Valpo will open regional play against the host Cardinals, the 15th seed nationally, at 6 p.m. CDT on Friday, May 18, a game which will be televised live nationwide on ESPN2.


Baseball

Valpo Posts 8-2 Victory over UIC to Take Weekend Series

Valparaiso jumped out to a five-run lead after one inning on Sunday afternoon, and defeated UIC 8-2 to take two of three games from the Flames in the weekend series at Emory G. Bauer Field.


Softball

Crusaders Walk Off Twice To Win Horizon League Championship, Advance to NCAA Tournament!

The Valparaiso softball team will be going to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history after winning a pair of games over Loyola on its home field Saturday afternoon to capture the 2012 Horizon League Championship, both coming by 2-1 scores and both thanks to walk-off game-winning hits by tournament MVP Angie Doerffler (Fort Wayne, Ind./Concordia Lutheran).


Men's Track & Field

Pair of Crusaders Compete at Georgia Tech Invitational

Valparaiso sprinters Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) and Nick Kowaleski (Lockbourne, Ohio/Grove City) competed this weekend in the 100m and 200m dashes at the Georgia Tech Invitational in Atlanta, Ga.


Baseball

UIC Snaps Valpo’s Home Win Streak

Valparaiso saw its eight-game home win streak come to an end on Saturday afternoon, falling 8-3 against UIC at Emory G. Bauer Field.


Softball

Crusaders Take Down Bulldogs; Advance to HL Championship Saturday

It took extra innings on Friday afternoon, but Valparaiso loaded the bases in the bottom of the eighth with nobody out and pinch-runner Hayley Bridwell (Lemont, Ill./Lemont Township) scored the walk-off run on a Butler error to give the Crusaders a 4-3 victory over the Bulldogs in an elimination game at the 2012 Horizon League Championship. With the win, Valpo advances to Championship Saturday at the league tournament and will take on Loyola at noon. The Crusaders will have to win two games in order to capture the tournament title.


Baseball

Valpo Baseball Routs UIC to Open Weekend Series

Valparaiso scored eight times in the sixth inning and added three more runs in each of the next two frames on Friday afternoon to defeat UIC 14-2 at Emory G. Bauer Field in the opening game of a three-game weekend series.


Men's Track & Field

Kowaleski, Smith Compete at Georgia Tech

Valparaiso sent a pair of runners to the Georgia Tech Invitational in Atlanta, Ga., as both Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) and Nick Kowaleski (Lockbourne, Ohio/Grove City) competed Friday evening in the preliminary heats of the 100m dash.


Softball

Valpo Breaks Out the Bats For HL Tournament Win Over YSU

A 10-hit attack which included three home runs was more than enough for Valparaiso to advance in the 2012 Horizon League Softball Championship Friday morning at the Valparaiso University Softball Field, as the Crusaders also got a two-hit effort in the circle from Sam McGee (Bloomington, Minn./Jefferson) in a 10-0 victory in six innings over Youngstown State in an elimination game. Valpo advances to face either Butler or Loyola in another elimination game at 4 p.m. on Friday.


Softball

Crusaders Down UIC, Stay Alive in Horizon League Championship

Valparaiso senior pitcher Alex Lagesse (Beecher, Ill./Beecher) was stellar in a two-hit effort in the circle, matching Valpo’s individual single-season wins record, while the Crusaders’ offense gave her three early runs to work with as Valpo remained alive in the 2012 Horizon League Softball Championship with a 3-0 victory over UIC Thursday evening.


Softball

Crusaders Fall in HL Tournament Opener

Top-seeded Valparaiso dropped its opening game at the 2012 Horizon League Softball Championship Thursday morning at the Valparaiso University Softball Field, falling to fifth-seeded Butler, 6-1. With the loss, the Crusaders fall into the loser’s bracket and will play again Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. against third-seeded UIC in an elimination game.


Baseball

Valpo Hosts UIC in Weekend Series

Tied for first place in the Horizon League standings with just under two weeks to play in the regular season, Valparaiso continues its nine-game homestand this weekend with a key three-game conference series against UIC at Emory G. Bauer Field.


Baseball

Hagel Delivers Game-Winner in 10th for Crusaders

Will Robinson (Placentia, Calif./Valencia H.S.) carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning on Wednesday afternoon and Will Hagel (Arlington Heights, Ill./Prospect H.S.) drove home the winning run with a single in the 10th inning as Valparaiso defeated Ball State 3-2 at Emory G. Bauer Field.


Softball

Crusaders to Face Butler Thursday Morning

Top-seeded Valparaiso will open its action at the 2012 Horizon League Championship on Thursday morning by taking on fifth-seeded Butler at 11 a.m. at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.


Baseball

Valpo Baseball Opens Homestand with Shutout Victory

Three freshmen pitchers combined on a three-hit shutout on Tuesday afternoon as Valparaiso opened its nine-game homestand with an 8-0 victory over North Central at Emory G. Bauer Field.


Softball

Duncan Named HL Newcomer of the Year; Five Crusaders Honored

Valparaiso freshman designated player Brittany Duncan was named the Horizon League Newcomer of the Year and was joined on the All-League First Team by seniors Joylyn Ichiyama-Drewry, Alex Lagesse and Jordan Rutkowski, while redshirt sophomore Jessie Marinec was a Second Team selection as the league released its postseason awards on Tuesday.


Softball

Crusaders Set to Host 2012 Horizon League Championship

For the first time in program history, the Valparaiso softball team will host the Horizon League Championship on campus beginning on Wednesday morning, May 9. The Crusaders, who earned hosting rights by capturing the outright league regular season title, will play their first game on Thursday morning, May 10 at 11 a.m. against the winner of fourth-seeded Youngstown State and fifth-seeded Butler.


Baseball

Valpo Baseball Named CBI Central Team of the Week

After posting a 3-1 record last week to move in a first place tie in the Horizon League standings, the Valparaiso University baseball team was named the College Baseball Insider Central Region Team of the Week.


Baseball

Crusader Baseball Returns Home to Open Nine-Game Homestand

Valparaiso returns home to Emory G. Bauer Field for a pair of midweek contests to open a nine-game homestand wrapping up the regular season. The Crusaders host North Central on Tuesday afternoon before entertaining Ball State on Wednesday. Valpo is looking to extend its five-game home winning streak.


Baseball

Wormington Earns Horizon League Pitcher of the Week Honors

Valparaiso University’s Kyle Wormington (Norman, Okla./North H.S.) has been named the Horizon League’s Pitcher of the Week after helping lift the Crusaders into a first place tie with Wright State on Sunday.


Softball

Duncan Claims Final HL Player of the Week Honor

For the second time this season, Valparaiso freshman Brittany Duncan (Fairborn, Ohio/Fairborn) has been named the Horizon League Player of the Week. Duncan bookends the regular season with league weekly honors, as she was previously named Player of the Week after the first week of play.


Athletics

Year-End Awards Presented at Valparaiso’s ARC Awards Sunday

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


Men's Track & Field

Smith Wins Pair of Events as Valpo Men Finish Fifth at HL Outdoors

Both sophomore Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) and freshman Nick Kowaleski (Lockbourne, Ohio/Grove City) broke the meet record in the 100m dash, while Smith also won the 200m dash as the Valparaiso men’s track and field team concluded the 2012 Horizon League Outdoor Championships in Milwaukee, Wis. on Sunday in fifth place.


Women's Track & Field

Crusaders Conclude 2012 Horizon League Outdoor Championships

The Valparaiso women’s track and field team concluded the 2012 Horizon League Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Milwaukee, Wis. on Sunday, finishing in eighth place.


Baseball

Crusaders Tied for First After 4-3 Victory at Wright State Sunday

Valparaiso scored single runs in each of the first four innings on Sunday afternoon and defeated Wright State 4-3 at Nischwitz Stadium in Dayton, Ohio to pull into a tie for first place in the Horizon League with the Raiders.


Baseball

Valpo at Wright State Sunday LIVE!

Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso battles Wright State for first place in the Horizon League in the final game of a three-game weekend series. First pitch is slated for 12 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 11:45 a.m.


Women's Track & Field

Crusader Women Continue Horizon League Outdoor Championship Meet

The Valparaiso women’s track and field team remained in sixth place on Saturday after the second of three days of competition at the 2012 Horizon League Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Milwaukee, Wis.


Men's Track & Field

Valpo Men Compete On Day Two of League Outdoor Meet

A fifth-place finish by senior Bill Rixon (Deerfield, Ill./Deerfield) paced the Valparaiso men’s track and field team on Saturday, while the Crusaders qualified a total of five runners into Sunday’s event finals as they competed on day two at the 2012 Horizon League Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Milwaukee, Wis.


Softball

Crusaders Close Regular Season With Doubleheader Sweep

The Valparaiso softball team closed out the 2012 regular season on a high note on Saturday afternoon, sweeping a doubleheader at Cleveland State by scores of 6-4 and 13-1 (6 innings) to finish out the regular season at 37-16 overall and 19-5 in Horizon League play. The regular season champion Crusaders set a new single-season record for victories with the win in the opener.


Baseball

Wright State Snaps Valpo’s Win Streak on Saturday Afternoon

Valparaiso saw its nine-game winning streak, the fifth longest in the country, come to an end on Saturday afternoon, as Wright State scored the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning for a 3-2 victory over the Crusaders at Nischwitz Stadium in Dayton, Ohio.


Baseball

Valpo at Wright State Saturday LIVE!!!

Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso battles Wright State for first place in the Horizon League after a thrilling 12-11 victory on Friday night. First pitch is slated for 1 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 12:45 p.m.


Baseball

Valpo Rallies for Ninth Straight Win to Move into First Place

Valparaiso scored five times in the top of the eighth inning to rally from a four-run deficit and defeat Wright State 12-11 on Friday evening at Nischwitz Stadium in Dayton, Ohio. With the win, the Crusaders have now won nine straight and have moved into a first place tie with the Raiders in the in the Horizon League standings.


Softball

Valpo Softball Clinches Outright Regular Season Crown

The Valparaiso softball program earned the outright Horizon League regular season championship on Friday evening, thanks to a 7-0 victory at Cleveland State. The outright title means that Valpo also earns hosting rights for the 2012 Horizon League Championship next Wednesday-Saturday at the Valparaiso University Softball Field, with the tournament champion earning the league’s automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament. The victory on Friday also marked the 35th of the 2012 season for the Crusaders, matching the program’s single-season wins record.


Men's Track & Field

Crusader Men Third After Day One of Outdoor HL Championships

Led by a second-place effort from freshman Jeremy Getz in the javelin throw, the Valparaiso men’s track and field team sits in third place after the first day of action at the 2012 Horizon League Outdoor Championships in Milwaukee, Wis.


Women's Track & Field

Valpo Women Kick Off HL Outdoor Championships

The Valparaiso women’s track and field team opened the 2012 Horizon League Outdoor Championships from Milwaukee, Wis. on Friday as two individuals earned sixth-place finishes in event finals.


Baseball

Valpo at Wright State Friday LIVE!!!

Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso opens a three-game Horizon League series on Friday evening against Wright State in a battle for first place. First pitch is slated for 5:30 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 5:15 p.m.


Men's Basketball

Broekhoff Named to Australian Boomers, Will Vie for Spot on Olympic Team

Valparaiso junior forward Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) is one of 25 players on the 2012 Australian Boomers basketball squad, as named earlier this week by Basketball Australia. With his selection, Broekhoff will have a chance to earn a spot on Australia’s team for the 2012 Olympic Games, as the 12-player Olympic roster will be comprised of players from the Boomers squad.


Women's Soccer

Wladecki Earns Valpo Board of Directors Award

Valparaiso University women’s soccer player Trisha Wladecki (Avon Lake, Ohio/Avon Lake H.S.) has been named one of nine recipients of the 2012 Board of Directors Award as part of this year’s Celebration of Undergraduate Scholarship on campus.


Softball

Crusaders Close Out Non-League Slate With Sweep of WMU

Valparaiso closed out the non-league portion of the regular season, as well as the home slate at the Valparaiso University Softball Field, with a sweep of a doubleheader from Western Michigan on Wednesday afternoon, defeating the Broncos 2-0 in the opener and 3-2 in the nightcap.


Baseball

Valpo Runs Win Streak to Eight With 7-4 Win at Notre Dame

Valparaiso scored four times in the fourth inning and added three more runs in the seventh on the way to a 7-4 victory over Notre Dame on Wednesday evening at Frank Eck Stadium in Notre Dame, Ind. to run the Crusaders’ winning streak to eight straight games.


Baseball

Valpo at Notre Dame LIVE!!!

Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso puts its seven-game winning streak on the line Wednesday evening to battle Big East foe Notre Dame. First pitch is slated for 4:30 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 4:15 p.m.


Men's Basketball

Rossi to Join Valparaiso Men’s Basketball Program

Valparaiso men’s basketball head coach Bryce Drew announced today that Alex Rossi, a 6’6” guard from Winnetka, Ill., has committed to join the Crusader program. Rossi comes to Valpo after spending the last two years at the University of California.


Volleyball

Crusader Volleyball Team to Host Summer Camp

Valparaiso volleyball head coach Carin Avery and the Crusader volleyball team will host its annual summer camp from July 9-12, 2012 at the Athletics-Recreation Center on the Valpo campus. The camp is open to both girls and boys, grades 5-12.


Football

Three Crusaders Selected to the NFF Hampshire Honor Society

Three Valparaiso University football players that just graduated this past season were among the 721 total players selected nationwide as members of the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) Hampshire Honor Society.


Women's Soccer

Women's Soccer Closes Spring with Win over Northwestern

The Valparaiso women’s soccer team jut finished up their spring season on Saturday afternoon, defeating Northwestern 3-2 on Alumni Day. Northwestern is the second Big Ten team that Valparaiso defeated this spring, having also defeated Indiana on April 14.


Softball

Valpo Softball Set to Close Regular Season

Valparaiso closes the regular season this week with a chance to secure the outright Horizon League title with a three-game series at Cleveland State. The Crusaders have already clinched at least a share of the regular season championship, and need to win just one of three against the Vikings for the outright title. The home slate concludes earlier in the week as Valpo hosts Western Michigan for a non-league twinbill on Wednesday afternoon.


Baseball

Valpo Baseball Heads to Notre Dame Before First Place Showdown at Wright State

After earning Honorable Mention National Team of the Week honors, Valparaiso wraps up its final regular season road trip of the season with four more games this week. The Crusaders take their seven game winning streak to Notre Dame on Wednesday for a non-conference tilt before heading to Dayton, Ohio this weekend for a three-game series at Wright State in a showdown for first place in the Horizon League.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Women Announce Summer Camp Dates

The Valparaiso women’s basketball program has announced the dates of three camps which will be held during the summer of 2012 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Men's Track & Field

Smith Earns Horizon League Track Athlete of the Week Honors

Valparaiso sophomore Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) has been named the Horizon League Male Track Athlete of the Week after winning the 100m dash for the fifth time in as many meets during the 2012 outdoor season.


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.


Baseball

Valpo Runs Wins Streak to Seven with Sweep of Milwaukee

Kevin Wild (Brown Deer, Wis./Brown Deer H.S.) went the distance in Sunday’s opener while Kyle Wormington (Norman, Okla./North H.S.) and Jarad Miller (Fort Wayne, Ind./Fort Wayne, Ind./Carroll H.S.) combined to allow just one run in the night cap as Valparaiso swept a doubleheader from Milwaukee 4-1 and 2-1 at Henry Aaron Field in Milwaukee, Wis.


Softball

Crusaders Earn Senior Day Win; Clinch Share of HL Title

Senior Alex Lagesse (Beecher, Ill./Beecher) struck out a career-high 11 batters in a three-hit gem, while senior Sara Strickland (Scottsdale, Ariz./Horizon) delivered the big blow with a two-out, two-run double in the fifth as Valparaiso earned a victory on Senior Day at the Valparaiso University Softball Field with a 2-0 win over Loyola. The win, combined with results later in the afternoon, guaranteed the Crusaders at least a share of the Horizon League regular season title with one weekend of play left, the program’s first-ever league title.


Men's Golf

Valpo Men Place Seventh at League Championships

Valparaiso’s men’s golf team closed out the 2011-2012 season on Sunday morning at the Horizon League Golf Championships held at the Mission Inn Golf and Tennis Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla., posting a seventh place finish as a team.


Women's Golf

Valpo Women Finish Season Seventh at Horizon League Championships

Valparaiso University’s women’s golf team wrapped up its 2011-2012 season on Sunday morning with a seventh place finish at the Horizon League Golf Championships held at the Mission Inn and Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.


Baseball

Valpo at Milwaukee DH LIVE!

Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso wraps up a three-game Horizon League weekend series on Sunday afternoon against Milwaukee with a doubleheader. First pitch of game one is slated for 12 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 11:45 a.m.


Men's Track & Field

Valpo Men Tune Up for HL Championships at Purdue

Senior Bill Rixon (Deerfield, Ill./Deerfield) unleashed Valpo’s second-best toss in program history in the hammer throw as the Valparaiso men’s track and field squad completed its final tuneup for the Horizon League Championships this weekend at the Purdue Open in West Lafayette, Ind.


Women's Track & Field

Crusader Women Compete at Purdue Open

A pair of efforts from sophomore Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) that rank second in Crusader history highlighted the Valparaiso women’s track and field team’s performance at the Purdue Open Saturday in West Lafayette, Ind.


Softball

Valpo Drops Doubleheader to Loyola

The Valparaiso softball team scrounged up just five hits on Saturday in dropping a Horizon League doubleheader to Loyola by scores of 3-2 (8 innings) and 4-1 at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.


Women's Golf

Valpo Women Remain Seventh at Horizon League Championships

Valparaiso remains in seventh place through 36 holes of play at the Horizon League Golf Championships after shooting 357 on Saturday at the Mission Inn Golf and Tennis Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.


Men's Golf

Henning Remains Second at Horizon League Championships

Kyle Henning (Brookfield, Wis./East H.S.) remains in a tie for second place individually at the Horizon League Golf Championships following Saturday’s second round but Valparaiso fell back to fifth place as a team following 36 holes of play at the Mission Inn Golf and Tennis Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.


Baseball

Valpo Baseball Returns to .500 with 9-3 Win at Milwaukee

Every Crusader in the lineup had at least one hit on Friday afternoon as Valparaiso posted its 12th victory in its last 14 games to return to the .500 mark on the season with a 9-3 victory over Milwaukee at Henry Aaron Field in Milwaukee, Wis.


Men's Golf

Henning Second, Valpo Third after Day 1 of League Championships

Kyle Henning (Brookfield, Wis./East H.S.) fired an opening round 73 and is in second place, one shot out of the lead, helping Valparaiso to a tie for third place in the team standings at the Horizon League Championship at Mission Inn Golf and Tennis Resort held in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.


Women's Golf

Valpo Women Seventh After Day One of Horizon League Championships

Valparaiso’s women’s golf team posted an opening round score of 351 as a team on Friday morning in the opening day of the Horizon League Golf Championships, and is in seventh place after 18 holes at the Mission Inn Golf and Tennis Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.


Men's Tennis

Valpo’s Whitmer Named Herb Foster Sportsmanship Award Winner

Valparaiso University’s Adam Whitmer (Shipshewana, Ind./Westview H.S.) has been named the Herb Foster Sportsmanship Award recipient as the Horizon League handed out its postseason awards on Friday.


Baseball

Valpo at Milwaukee Baseball LIVE!

Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso opens a three-game Horizon League weekend series on Friday afternoon against Milwaukee. First pitch is slated for 3 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 2:45 p.m.


Football

Spring Football Recap

Head coach Dale Carlson sits down and talks about his thoughts following spring practice and last week's Brown and Gold game.


Softball

Crusaders Drop One-Run Decision to Butler

Valparaiso’s attempt to sweep a three-game series from Butler was thwarted in the series finale on Thursday afternoon at the Valparaiso University Softball Field, as the Bulldogs scored three times over the fifth and sixth innings to send the Crusaders to a 5-4 defeat.


Women's Swimming

Valpo’s Bretl Named to All-Academic Team

Valparaiso University’s Andrea Bretl (Wauwatosa, Wis./West H.S.) has been voted to the Academic All-Horizon League Team for women’s swimming in balloting done by the league’s faculty athletics representatives and sports information directors.


Men's Swimming

Three Crusaders Earn All-Academic Team Honors

Valparaiso University’s Russell Deghi (Sebestopol, Calif./Analy H.S.), Austin Hunter (La Crescent, Minn./La Crescent H.S.), and Ian Jones (Lexington, Ohio/Lexington H.S.) have all been voted to the Academic All-Horizon League Team for men’s swimming in balloting done by the league’s faculty athletics representatives and sports information directors.


Softball

Valpo Takes Twinbill From Bulldogs

The Valparaiso softball team got back on the winning track Wednesday afternoon at the Valparaiso University Softball Field, dispatching of Horizon League foe Butler 9-1 in just five innings in the first game of the doubleheader before earning a 5-1 victory in the nightcap.


Baseball

Crusader Baseball Heads to Milwaukee This Weekend

Valparaiso takes its four-game winning streak north to Wisconsin this weekend as the Crusaders take on Milwaukee in a three-game Horizon League series. The Brown and Gold has won nine of its last 10 games overall and 11 of the last 13 to pull within two games of first place Wright State in the Horizon League standings.


Softball

Crusaders to Host Summer Softball Camps

The Valparaiso softball program will be hosting a pair of softball camps this summer. The Crusaders will host a camp for youths ages 13 and up on June 18-20, and will host another camp for children ages 12 and under on July 16-18. Both camps will be held on the Valpo campus at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.


Women's Soccer

Women's Soccer to Close Spring Season Saturday

The Valparaiso woman's soccer team will finish off their spring season at home this Saturday, hosting Northwestern at Brown Field. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. and will also kick off Alumni Weekend.


Women's Basketball

Gerardot Named to Horizon League’s All-Academic Team

Valparaiso University’s Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury H.S.) has been voted to the Academic All-Horizon League Team in balloting done by the league’s faculty athletics representatives and sports information directors.


Baseball

Yoder’s Blast Lifts Valpo to Come From Behind Win at IPFW

Grant Yoder (Fort Wayne, Ind./Snider H.S.) made his first appearance back to his hometown a memorable one, launching a three-run home run in the top of the ninth inning to give Valparaiso an 11-8 victory over IPFW on Tuesday afternoon at Mastodon Field in Fort Wayne, Ind.


Men's Basketball

Chadwick to Join Valpo Men's Basketball Program

Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew announced today that David Chadwick has committed to join the Crusader program. Chadwick, who played for two seasons at Rice, will sit out the 2012-2013 season due to NCAA transfer regulations and have two seasons of eligibility remaining beginning with the 2013-2014 campaign.


Men's Track & Field

Valpo Track and Field Places Four on Academic All-League Team

The Valparaiso track and field program had four athletes named to the Horizon League’s Indoor Track and Field Academic All-League Team, as announced today by the league office. Sophomore Claire Johnson (Eden Prairie, Minn./Eden Prairie) represented the Valpo women’s squad, while redshirt junior Chris Hovan (Elkhart, Ind./Elkhart Christian), junior Joe Johnson (Darien, Ill./Downers Grove South) and junior Andrew Rixon (Deerfield, Ill./Deerfield) earned spots on the men’s team.


Baseball

Valpo at IPFW LIVE!

Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso travels to Fort Wayne, Ind. on Tuesday afternoon for a non-conference game against IPFW. First pitch is slated for 2 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 1:45 p.m.


Women's Track & Field

Valpo Track and Field Places Four on Academic All-League Team

The Valparaiso track and field program had four athletes named to the Horizon League’s Indoor Track and Field Academic All-League Team, as announced today by the league office. Sophomore Claire Johnson (Eden Prairie, Minn./Eden Prairie) represented the Valpo women’s squad, while redshirt junior Chris Hovan (Elkhart, Ind./Elkhart Christian), junior Joe Johnson (Darien, Ill./Downers Grove South) and junior Andrew Rixon (Deerfield, Ill./Deerfield) earned spots on the men’s team.


Men's Basketball

Harris to Transfer From Crusader Men’s Basketball Program

Valparaiso men’s basketball head coach Bryce Drew announced today that sophomore guard Jay Harris has been granted a release from his commitment to the Crusader men’s basketball program and will be transferring.


Softball

Valpo Set For Six Key Home Games This Week

Valparaiso faces a key week of Horizon League play as it looks to secure its spot atop the league standings. The Crusaders host a three-game series against Butler in mid-week action from the Valparaiso University Softball Field before welcoming second-place Loyola to Valpo for three games this weekend. Sunday’s series finale against the Ramblers will be Senior Day for the Crusaders, as they honor a group of seven players in their final season with the Valpo softball program.


Women's Basketball

Westendorp Named Valpo Women’s Hoops Assistant

Head basketball coach Tracey Dorow has announced that Valparaiso University graduate Kurt Westendorp is returning to his alma mater as an assistant coach for the women’s basketball program.


Women's Basketball

Tracey Dorow Named Valpo’s Women’s Basketball Coach

Valparaiso University director of athletics Mark LaBarbera has announced that Tracey Dorow has been named the seventh head women’s basketball coach in program history.


Baseball

Wild Earns Horizon League Honor; Valpo Pitching Staff Honored Nationally

Valparaiso University’s Kevin Wild (Brown Deer, Wis./Brown Deer H.S.) picked up his third Horizon League Pitcher of the Week honor while the Crusaders’ pitching staff as a whole was named the National Pitching Staff of the Week by Insidepitching.com.


Men's Soccer

Valparaiso Men’s Soccer Unveils 2012 Schedule

Valparaiso men’s soccer head coach Mike Avery announced today his side’s schedule for the 2012 campaign, a slate which includes four games against NCAA Tournament teams from a season ago, three of which will take place at Brown Field. The Crusaders are coming off a 2011 season in which they captured the Horizon League regular season championship.


Baseball

Shutout, Ninth Inning Rally Lead Valpo to Sweep of Butler

Kevin Wild (Brown Deer, Wis./Brown Deer H.S.) tossed a four-hit shutout in the opener on Sunday and Spencer Mahoney (LaGrange Park, Ill./Lyons Township H.S.) drew a walk-off walk in the nightcap as Valparaiso won both games of a doubleheader against Butler 1-0 and 3-2 at Emory G. Bauer Field to complete a weekend sweep of the Bulldogs.


Women's Golf

Pfaender, Crusaders Finish Second at Loyola

Erika Pfaender (Pewaukee, Wis./Arrowhead H.S.) fired a final round 80 to finish in second place individually on Sunday afternoon at the Loyola Invitational, and helped lead Valparaiso to a second place finish as a team as well at the Golf Club of Illinois in Algonquin, Ill.


Softball

Crusaders Drop Extra-Inning Affair at UIC

A scoreless duel which stretched into extra frames wouldn’t end in Valparaiso’s favor Sunday, as UIC earned a walk-off, 1-0 win in nine innings in Chicago, Ill. in the finale of the three-game series.


Men's Golf

Valpo Finishes 13th at Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational

Valparaiso moved up one position in the final standings on Sunday to finish in 13th place at the Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational held at Delaware Country Club in Muncie, Ind.


Softball

Valpo Suffers First League Defeat of 2012

Valparaiso pushed four runs across the plate in the eighth inning of the opener at UIC Saturday afternoon to earn a 7-3 victory and push its winning streak to open Horizon League play to 13 games, but the Flames got a two-out grand slam in the sixth inning of the nightcap to send the Crusaders to a 5-3 defeat and split the doubleheader.


Baseball

Valpo Wins Series Opener from Butler 4-2

Four first inning runs were all that Tyler Deetjen (Saint Charles, Ill./East H.S.) needed on Saturday afternoon to lead Valparaiso to a 4-2 victory over Butler in the opening game of a three-game series at Emory G. Bauer Field.


Women's Golf

Valpo Women Second Midway Through Loyola Invitational

Valparaiso is in second place at the midway point of the Loyola Invitational held at the Golf Club of Illinois in Algonquin, Ill., just two shots out of first place.


Men's Track & Field

Record Performance Highlights Valpo Men at Al Owens Classic

A new school record in the 100m dash from sophomore Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) highlighted the Valparaiso men’s track and field team’s performances this weekend at the Al Owens Classic in Allendale, Mich., hosted by Grand Valley State University.


Women's Track & Field

Crusaders Compete at Al Owens Classic

A win in the 5,000m run by freshman Jessica Richardson (Columbus, Ind./North) led six top-ten finishes as Valparaiso competed this weekend at the Al Owens Classic in Allendale, Mich., hosted by Grand Valley State University.


Football

Gold Defeats Brown 98-74 in Annual Spring Game

Valparaiso University continued the annual spring game with a beautiful, sunny, brisk, April Saturday morning at Brown Field where the Gold defeated the Brown 98-74.


Men's Tennis

UIC Downs Valpo to End Tennis Season

Siddarth Mehta (South Bend, Ind./Clay H.S.) picked up Valparaiso’s lone point on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders saw their 2011-2012 season come to a close with a 6-1 loss to UIC at the Valpo Tennis Complex.


Men's Golf

Men’s Golf Concludes Day One at Ball State

Valparaiso’s men’s golf team is in 14th place after the opening day of competition at the Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational held at Delaware Country Club in Muncie, Ind.


Women's Tennis

Women’s Tennis Season Closes with Loss at UIC

Valparaiso saw the 2011-2012 women’s tennis season come to an end on Saturday morning with a 7-0 loss to UIC at the Flames Outdoor Courts in Chicago, Ill.


Baseball

Rain Forces Postponement of Valpo-Butler Baseball on Friday

Steady rains throughout Northwest Indiana on Friday have forced the postponement of the scheduled baseball game between Valparaiso and Butler at Emory G. Bauer Field.


Women's Soccer

2012 Valpo Women’s Soccer Schedule Set

Five home matches during the first four weeks of the season and a trip to California mark the highlights of the 2012 Valparaiso University women’s soccer schedule which has been announced by head coach John Marovich.


Men's Tennis

Valpo Men’s Tennis Adds Two for 2012-2013

Valparaiso University head men’s tennis coach Jim Daugherty has announced the additions of three student-athletes that will continue their playing careers with the Crusaders beginning in the fall. Joining the Crusaders as freshmen next fall are Michael Baiocchi and Michael Savaglio.


Football

Six Home Games Highlight 2012 Valpo Football Schedule

Six home games at Brown Field, including a Thursday night opener under the lights, highlight the 2012 Valparaiso University football schedule which has been released by head coach Dale Carlson.


Baseball

Valpo-Goshen Baseball Cancelled on April 25

Valparaiso's baseball game scheduled against Goshen on Wednesday, April 25, has been cancelled due to conflicts with the Maple Leafs.


Men's Tennis

Honert Wins #20 as Crusaders Down Aquinas

Eric Honert (Arvada, Colo./Ralston Valley H.S.) won his 20th singles match of the season on Wednesday evening helping lift Valparaiso to a 4-3 victory over Aquinas at the Valpo Tennis Complex.


Softball

Valpo Sees Win Streak Snapped at Notre Dame

Valparaiso saw its 11-game winning streak come to an end on Wednesday afternoon, as the Crusaders couldn’t overcome an early six-run deficit to a 6-3 loss at Notre Dame.


Crusaderettes

2012-2013 Cheer and Dance Tryouts to be Held April 21

Valparaiso University will hold tryouts for the 2012-2013 cheerleading and Crusaderette squads on Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Gym 2 of the Athletics-Recreation Center. Tryouts are open to all current Valpo students and incoming freshmen.


Men's Tennis

Valpo to Host Tennis Clinics This Summer

Valparaiso University’s men’s tennis program will host weekly Summer Tennis Clinics for all ages throughout the summer months at the Valpo Tennis Complex.


Women's Basketball

Women’s Hoops Hands Out Year-End Honors

Valparaiso University’s women’s basketball program has announced its two annual award winners from the 2011-2012 season, with Laura Richards (Connersville, Ind./Connersville H.S.) and Ashley Varner (South Bend, Ind./Washington H.S.) picking up the honors.


Baseball

Indiana State Wins 16-Inning Marathon over Valpo

In a game that saw both teams go scoreless for 10 straight innings, Indiana State plated the winning run in the bottom of the 16th inning on Tuesday evening to post a 2-1 victory over Valparaiso at Bob Warn Field in Terre Haute, Ind.


Women's Tennis

Valpo Falls on the Road at Indiana Wesleyan

Valparaiso opened its final road trip of the season on Tuesday afternoon, dropping a 6-3 match to Indiana Wesleyan at the Sutter Tennis Center in Marion, Ind.


Baseball

Valpo at Indiana State LIVE Tuesday!

Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso steps out of conference play on Tuesday evening to battle instate foe Indiana State. First pitch is slated for 5 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 4:45 p.m.


Softball

Crusaders Put 11-Game Win Streak On the Line This Week

Valparaiso has four road games on the docket this week, none of which require a long trip away from its Northwest Indiana campus. The Crusaders, who have won 11 straight contests, will travel east on the Toll Road to take on Notre Dame in a single game Wednesday afternoon before heading up to Chicago for a three-game Horizon League series against UIC this weekend as they attempt to remain unbeaten in league action.


Baseball

Tickets Still Available for Comedy Night Featuring Bobby Collins

The Valparaiso University baseball program will be hosting Bobby Collins “On the Inside”, an evening of Las Vegas comedy, on April 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Athletics-Recreation Center and tickets are still available.


Football

Spring Game to Kickoff at 11 a.m. Saturday at Brown Field

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


Baseball

Crusader Baseball Set for Horizon League's Second Half

Winners of five in a row and seven of the last eight, Valparaiso returns to the diamond for four games this week against Hoosier State foes. The Crusaders will travel to Terre Haute on Tuesday for a non-conference game against Indiana State before hosting longtime rival Butler for a three-game weekend series Friday through Sunday to open the second half of Horizon League play.


Volleyball

Crusader Volleyball Signs Tekavec to NLI

Valparaiso volleyball head coach Carin Avery announced today that Chelsey Tekavec, a 5’10” right side/libero from Solon, Ohio, has signed a National Letter of Intent and will join the Crusader volleyball program as a freshman in the fall of 2012.


Softball

McGee Named Horizon League Pitcher of the Week

Valparaiso senior pitcher Sam McGee (Bloomington, Minn./Jefferson) has been named the Horizon League Pitcher of the Week after tossing a pair of shutouts last week and setting the Crusader career record for victories.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Announce Addition of Two Transfer Guards

Valparaiso men’s basketball head coach Bryce Drew announced today that two transfer guards have committed to join the Crusader men’s basketball program for the 2012-2013 season. LaVonte Dority (Chicago, Ill./Edwin G. Foreman) played one and a half seasons at the University of South Florida, while Jordan Coleman (North Hollywood, Calif./Calabasas) began his collegiate career at the University of Hawai’i and spent last season playing at Southwestern Illinois College.


Women's Tennis

Rain Forces Cancellation of Valpo-Dayton Women’s Tennis Match

Steady rains in the Southwest Ohio region have forced the cancellation of Valparaiso’s scheduled women’s tennis match against the University of Dayton slated for Monday afternoon.


Athletics

113 Valpo Student-Athletes Honored at Annual Honors Banquet

Valparaiso University awarded 113 student-athletes with Presidential Academic Honors while also handing out the Laurel Award at the 21st Annual Student-Athletes Academic Honors Banquet held on Sunday evening in the Harre Union.


Men's Golf

Crusader Men Post Top-Half Finish at Wolfpack Spring Open

Valparaiso’s men’s golf team moved up two places in the team standings on Sunday to finish in a tie for eighth place at the Wolfpack Spring Open with a 607 total at Lonnie Poole Golf Course in Raleigh, N.C. The Crusaders fired a second round 298, an 11-shot improvement over the opening round.


Softball

Crusaders Move to 12-0 in Horizon League Action

Senior Sam McGee (Bloomington, Minn./Jefferson) scattered six hits in a complete-game shutout to set the Crusader career record for wins by a pitcher, while Valparaiso used a five-run third inning offensively to propel itself to a 7-0 victory over Youngstown State Sunday at the Valparaiso University Softball Field. The win concluded a three-game sweep of the Penguins, extended the Crusaders' winning streak to 11 straight games and improved Valpo's Horizon League record to 12-0.


Baseball

Valpo Completes Weekend Sweep of Youngstown State

Valparaiso wrapped up a three-game weekend sweep of Youngstown State on Sunday afternoon with a 5-4 victory over the Penguins at Eastwood Field in Niles, Ohio.


Men's Tennis

Vikings Top Crusader Men in Sunday Tennis

Valparaiso continued Horizon League action on Sunday afternoon, dropping a 7-0 match to Cleveland State at the South Bend Racquet Club in South Bend, Ind.


Women's Golf

Valpo Women Conclude Rain-Shortened Indiana Invitational

Valparaiso’s women’s golf team finished the 18-hole, rain-shortened Indiana Invitational on Sunday morning, the Crusaders’ final tune-up for the Horizon League Championships.


Women's Tennis

Cleveland State Downs Valpo in Home Finale

Valparaiso wrapped up the home portion of the 2011-2012 home schedule dropping a 7-0 match to Cleveland State at the Northwest Athletic Club in Michigan City, Ind.


Baseball

Valpo at Youngstown State LIVE Sunday!

Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso concludes a three-game Horizon League series on Sunday against Youngstown State. First pitch is slated for 11 a.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 10:45 a.m.


Women's Bowling

Natalie Cortese Ends Career On NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team

Valparaiso senior Natalie Cortese (Hoffman Estates, Ill./Hoffman Estates [Central Missouri]) closed out her illustrious Crusader career with one more honor Saturday night, as she was named one of five members of the 2012 NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team after pacing the tournament field in Thursday's traditional action with a 218.4 average.


Men's Track & Field

Five Top-Five All-Time Efforts Highlight Meet for Crusader Men

The Valparaiso men's track and field team posted five efforts among the top-five in Crusader history on the track on Saturday as the Crusaders finished in third place at the Eagle Invitational in Lisle, Ill.


Women's Track & Field

Crusaders Place Fourth at Benedictine Eagle Invitational

Four event victories on the infield led the Valparaiso women's track and field effort on Saturday as the Crusaders finished in fourth place at the Eagle Invitational, hosted by Benedictine in Lisle, Ill.


Men's Tennis

Valpo Men Battle Youngstown State Before Falling

In a match that was much closer than the 7-0 final score would indicate, Valparaiso forced three singles matches to third sets on Saturday evening before falling to Youngstown State at the Northwest Athletic Club in Michigan City, Ind.


Softball

Record Comeback Highlights Doubleheader Sweep

Trailing by 12 runs after two innings of the nightcap Saturday afternoon at the Valparaiso University Softball Field, Valparaiso stormed back with 13 straight runs, capped by a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh from Jessie Marinec (Alsip, Ill./Marist), to set a program record for the largest come-from-behind victory as it earned a 13-12 win over Youngstown State. The comeback win closed out a doubleheader sweep as Valpo also captured game one, 4-3.


Baseball

Valpo Shuts Out Youngstown State 10-0 on Saturday

Kevin Wild (Brown Deer, Wis./Brown Deer H.S.) tossed eight-innings of shutout baseball leading Valparaiso to a 10-0 victory over Youngstown State on Saturday afternoon in game two of a weekend series at Eastwood Field in Niles, Ohio.


Men's Golf

Crusader Men 10th Midway Through Wolfpack Spring Open

Valparaiso’s men’s golf team is currently in 10th place in a 17-team field through Saturday’s opening round of the Wolfpack Spring Open held at the Lonnie Poole Golf Course in Raleigh, N.C.


Women's Tennis

Valpo Narrowly Falls to Youngstown State

In a contest that was decided by the final match of the day, Valparaiso dropped a 4-3 Horizon League match to Youngstown State on Saturday afternoon at the Northwest Athletic Club in Michigan City, Ind.


Women's Golf

Indiana Invitational Suspended Due to Rain

Valparaiso was only able to play three holes on Saturday at the Indiana Invitational before play was suspended for the day due to rain at the Indiana University Golf Course in Bloomington, Ind.


Baseball

Valpo at Youngstown State LIVE Saturday!

Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso continues a three-game Horizon League series on Saturday against Youngstown State. Due to forecasted rain, first pitch is now slated for 11 a.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 10:45 a.m.


Women's Bowling

Crusaders Close Out NCAA Championship Among Final Six

Valparaiso stayed alive in an elimination match at the 2012 NCAA Championship at Freeway Lanes in Wickliffe, Ohio Friday morning by defeating Sacred Heart, 4-2, but the Crusaders would eventually fall to Nebraska 4-3 in another elimination match Friday afternoon to end their hopes of capturing the national title.


Baseball

Valpo Uses Long Ball to Down Youngstown State

John Loeffler (Burnsville, Minn./Burnsville H.S.) and Billy Cribbs (Rochester, Mich./Rochester H.S.) both hit three-run home runs on Friday afternoon, helping lift Valparaiso to a 7-4 victory over Youngstown State in the opening game of a three-game Horizon League series at Eastwood Field in Niles, Ohio.


Baseball

Valpo at Youngstown State LIVE!

Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso opens a three-game Horizon League weekend series on Friday afternoon against Youngstown State. First pitch is slated for 2 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 1:45 p.m.


Women's Bowling

Cortese Paces Field as Crusaders Open 2012 NCAA Championship

Valparaiso started its quest for a national championship Thursday at Freeway Lanes in Wickliffe, Ohio, going 2-2 over the morning session’s four matches before dropping all three matches in the afternoon session to end the first day of competition at the 2012 NCAA Bowling Championship with a 2-5 record and the eighth seed to begin Friday’s bracket play. Senior Natalie Cortese (Hoffman Estates, Ill./Hoffman Estates [Central Missouri]) led the entire tournament field in average on Thursday, posting an average of 218.4 over the seven matches.


Softball

Crusaders Come From Behind to Stay Perfect in League

Staring a four-run deficit in the face with its perfect record in Horizon League play on the line, Valparaiso stormed from behind with a five-run fifth inning to claim the lead and added an insurance run in the sixth to complete a three-game sweep of Wright State, 8-6, in Fairborn, Ohio on Thursday afternoon. The Crusaders have now won 13 of their last 14 games.


Softball

Softball Remains Undefeated in League Play; Sweeps Wright State

Valparaiso ran its Horizon League record to 8-0 on Wednesday afternoon, sweeping a mid-week doubleheader at Wright State by scores of 4-2 and 10-0 (6 inn.) in Fairborn, Ohio. Senior Sam McGee (Bloomington, Minn./Jefferson) matched the Crusaders’ career wins record by earning the victory in the nightcap.


Women's Bowling

Crusaders Prep for NCAA Championship; Cortese Named HM All-American

Valparaiso got in its final preparations for the 2012 NCAA Bowling Championship on Wednesday, culminating with the annual NCAA Championship banquet, where senior Natalie Cortese (Hoffman Estates, Ill./Hoffman Estates) was honored for the second straight year as an NTCA Honorable Mention All-American. The three-day tournament begins at Freeway Lanes in Wickliffe, Ohio Thursday morning at 8 a.m. CDT.


Softball

Rutkowski Among 25 Finalists for USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year

Valparaiso senior Jordan Rutkowski (Alden, N.Y./Alden) has been selected as one of 25 finalists nationwide for the 2012 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year honor, as awarded by the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America.


Baseball

Crusader Baseball Reaches Midway in Horizon League Slate

Valparaiso begins a four-game road trip this weekend with a three-game series against Youngstown State at Eastwood Field in Niles, Ohio. The Crusaders have won four of their last five games overall, and will wrap up the first half of Horizon League action with this weekend’s series.


Softball

Crusader Softball Faces Busy Week of League Action

Valparaiso returns to Horizon League play this week with a pair of three-game league series, hitting the road to take on Wright State in mid-week action before returning home to host Youngstown State this weekend.


Baseball

Crusaders Down Broncos to Close Homestand

Valparaiso got solid pitching and some timely hitting on Tuesday afternoon as the Crusaders wrapped up their brief two-game homestand with a 6-2 victory over Western Michigan at Emory G. Bauer Field to earn a split in the season series between the two schools.


Women's Tennis

Valpo Falls at Bowling Green on Tuesday

Valparaiso returned to the road on Tuesday afternoon and dropped a 7-0 match to Bowling Green at the Perrysburg Tennis Center in Perrysburg, Ohio.


Women's Bowling

Crusaders Hit Road to NCAA Championship

In its third season of intercollegiate competition, the Valparaiso bowling program makes its first trip to the NCAA Championship, as the Crusaders hit the road today as one of eight squads selected to compete for the 2012 national title April 12-14 in Wickliffe, Ohio.


Men's Tennis

Crusaders Open Final Homestand with Win over Chicago State

Valparaiso began its regular season-ending five match homestand in victorious fashion on Monday afternoon, defeating Chicago State 6-1 at the Valpo Tennis Complex.


Baseball

Hagel, Yoder Lead Valpo Past Grace

Will Hagel(Arlington Heights, Ill./Prospect H.S.) and Grant Yoder (Fort Wayne, Ind./Snider H.S.) combined for nine runs batted in on Monday afternoon, helping lead Valparaiso to a 12-5 victory over Grace at Emory G. Bauer Field.


Women's Tennis

South Dakota Defeats Valpo in Monday Tennis Action

Valparaiso picked up a win at number one doubles but that was the lone victory for the Crusaders on Monday afternoon as the Crusaders fell to South Dakota 7-0 at the Valpo Tennis Complex.


Baseball

Wild Earns Second Pitcher of the Week Honor

Valparaiso University’s Kevin Wild (Brown Deer, Wis./Brown Deer H.S.) has picked up his second Horizon League Pitcher of the Week honor after tossing a complete game victory over UIC on Friday evening.


Women's Track & Field

Freeman Sets School Record as Crusader Women Compete at DePauw

Sophomore Kelley Freeman (Valparaiso, Ind./Chesterton) smashed the Valparaiso women's track and field outdoor record in the pole vault by six inches on Saturday, highlighting a day which saw the Crusaders win six events en route to a fourth-place finish at the DePauw Invitational in Greencastle, Ind.


Men's Track & Field

Valpo Men Place Third at DePauw

The Valparaiso men's track and field team continued the 2012 outdoor campaign on Saturday at the DePauw Invitational in Greencastle, Ind., finishing the meet in third place.


Baseball

Valpo Falls 3-2 to UIC in Finale

Elliott Martin (Irvine, Calif./Saddleback H.S.) hit a two-run home run for Valparaiso to account for all of the Crusaders’ offense on Saturday afternoon as the Brown and Gold fell 3-2 to UIC in the finale of a three-game weekend series at Les Miller Field in Chicago, Ill.


Baseball

Valpo at UIC Saturday Live!!!

Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso looks for a three-game sweep at UIC on Saturday afternoon in Chicago. First pitch is slated for 1:05 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 12:45 p.m.


Baseball

Wild’s Complete Game Lifts Valpo to 3-2 Victory at UIC

Kevin Wild (Brown Deer, Wis./Brown Deer H.S.) tossed his first complete game as a Crusader, limiting UIC to just seven hits, leading Valparaiso to a 3-2 victory over the Flames on Friday night at Les Miller Field in Chicago, Ill.


Men's Tennis

Crusaders Fall 6-1 to Detroit in Men’s Tennis

Chris Baum (Charlotte, N.C./Providence H.S.) posted Valparaiso’s lone victory on Friday afternoon as the Crusaders dropped a 6-1 match to the University of Detroit Mercy at the Titan Tennis Complex in Detroit, Mich.


Baseball

Valpo at UIC Friday LIVE!

Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso continues a three-game series at UIC on Friday evening in Chicago. First pitch is slated for 6:05 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 5:45 p.m.


Women's Tennis

Valpo Women Falls 6-1 at Detroit Friday Afternoon

Valparaiso wrapped up its three-match road trip on Friday afternoon with a 6-1 Horizon League loss to Detroit at the Titan Tennis Complex in Detroit, Mich.


Baseball

Valpo Wins Marathon to Take Series Opener at UIC

Billy Cribbs (Rochester, Mich./Rochester H.S.) infield single in the top of the 15th drove home Chris Manning (Lake Forest, Ill./El Toro H.S.) with the winning run after Valparaiso tied the game in the ninth inning, and the Crusaders defeated UIC 8-7 to take the opener of a three-game series at Les Miller Field in Chicago, Ill.


Baseball

Valpo at UIC LIVE!

Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso opens a three-game series at UIC on Thursday evening in Chicago. First pitch is slated for 6:05 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 5:45 p.m.


Men's Soccer

Crusader Men’s Soccer Celebrates Successful 2011 Campaign

The Valparaiso men’s soccer team gathered in front of a group of over 100 family members and friends last weekend at the Harre Union for its annual end-of-season awards ceremony, celebrating a 2011 campaign which saw the Crusaders capture their first Horizon League regular season championship.


Softball

Valpo Earns Doubleheader Sweep at Bowling Green

Valparaiso got a pair of shutouts in the circle from seniors Alex Lagesse (Beecher, Ill./Beecher) and Sam McGee (Bloomington, Minn./Jefferson), while redshirt sophomore Jessie Marinec (Alsip, Ill./Marist) led the offensive attack with a five-hit day as the Crusaders swept a doubleheader from Bowling Green, 4-0 and 5-0, Wednesday afternoon in Bowling Green, Ohio.


Women's Golf

Pfaender Named Horizon League’s Golfer of the Week

Valparaiso University sophomore Erika Pfaender (Pewaukee, Wis./Arrowhead H.S.) has been named the Horizon League’s Golfer of the Week after finishing third at the IPFW Spring Classic.


Men's Golf

Valpo’s Henning Named Golfer of the Week

Valparaiso University’s Kyle Henning (Brookfield, Wis./East H.S.) has been named the Horizon League’s Golfer of the Week for his efforts at the Beu Mussatto Invitational held in Macomb, Ill.


Men's Tennis

IPFW Defeats Valpo 5-2 in Tuesday Tennis Action

Eric Honert (Arvada, Colo./Ralston Valley H.S.) won in both singles and doubles and Adam Whitmer (Shipshewana, Ind./Westview H.S.) also picked up a singles victory but Valparaiso dropped a 5-2 decision to IPFW on Tuesday afternoon at the Dr. Rudy and Rhonda Kachmann Tennis Center in Fort Wayne, Ind.


Baseball

Western Michigan Nips Valpo in Ninth

Will Hagel (Arlington Heights, Ill./Prospect H.S.) singled home the tying run in the top of the ninth inning for Valparaiso, but Western Michigan plated in the winning run in the bottom of the innings as the Broncos topped the Crusaders 5-4 on Tuesday afternoon at Robert J. Bobb Stadium in Kalamazoo, Mich.


Men's Golf

Valpo Finishes 10th at Beu Mussatto Invitational

Valparaiso concluded play at the Beu Mussatto Invitational on Tuesday morning with a 10th place finish with a 929 total at the Harry Mussatto Golf Course in Macomb, Ill.


Baseball

Valpo at Western Michigan LIVE!

Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso looks steps out of Horizon League action on Tuesday afternoon as Valparaiso heads to Western Michigan. First pitch is slated for 2 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 1:45 p.m.


Softball

Crusaders Step Out of League Play at Bowling Green

Valparaiso has a light schedule on the docket this week, as the Crusaders play just a single doubleheader, stepping out of league play for a twinbill at Bowling Green on Wednesday afternoon.


Men's Golf

Valpo Ninth Through Two Rounds in Macomb

Valparaiso played the first two rounds of the Beu Mussatto Invitational on Monday afternoon, shooting rounds of 314 and 312, and is currently in ninth place with a total of 626 at Harry Mussatto Golf Course in Macomb, Ill.


Women's Golf

Pfaender Finishes Third at IPFW Spring Classic

Valparaiso University’s Erika Pfaender (Pewaukee, Wis./Arrowhead H.S.) carded a final round 79 on Tuesday on her way to a third place finish at the IPFW Spring Classic held at Pine Valley Country Club in Fort Wayne, Ind.


Baseball

Crusader Baseball Hits the Road for Four This Week

Valparaiso takes to the road for four games this week beginning a stretch in which the Crusaders will play eight of their next 10 games away from Emory G. Bauer Field. Valpo will travel to Western Michigan on Tuesday for a midweek contest before heading to Chicago Thursday through Saturday for a three-game Horizon League set with UIC.


Softball

Rutkowski Earns Third HL Weekly Honor of Season

Valparaiso senior catcher Jordan Rutkowski (Alden, N.Y./Alden) has been named the Horizon League’s co-Player of the Week after breaking the Crusaders’ single-season RBIs record and matching the program’s single-season home runs mark in the midst of another impressive week. It marks Rutkowski’s third weekly honor from the league office this year, matching the most weekly awards to a position player in a single season in Horizon League history.


Women's Golf

Valpo Sixth Midway Through IPFW Spring Classic

Valparaiso carded a team total of 339 in the first round of the IPFW Spring Classic on Sunday afternoon at Pine Valley Country Club in Fort Wayne, Ind. and is tied for sixth place midway through the tournament.


Baseball

Late Rally Falls Short for Valpo in Series Finale Versus Wright State

Valparaiso scored one run and had runners on the corners with one out in the ninth inning on Sunday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field, but could not complete the comeback, falling 4-3 to Wright State in the final game of a three-game weekend series.


Softball

Softball Rallies to Complete Series Sweep of Green Bay

For the first time this season, Valparaiso put together a late-game rally to earn a come-from-behind victory, scoring four runs in the bottom of the sixth to overcome a three-run deficit and defeat Green Bay, 4-3, Sunday afternoon at the Valparaiso University Softball Field, completing a three-game Horizon League series sweep of the Phoenix.


Women's Tennis

Valpo Posts One Singles, One Doubles Win in Setback to Green Bay

Brittany O’Reilly (Green Bay, Wis./Southwest H.S.) won her singles match at number six while Stephanie York (Elkhart, Ind./Jimtown H.S.) and Kaitlyn Hamel (Lakewood, Colo./Green Mountain H.S.) posted a win at number two doubles on Sunday afternoon, but Valparaiso ended up on the short end of a 6-1 match against the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay at Western Racquet and Fitness Club in Green Bay, Wis.


Men's Tennis

Green Bay Upends Valpo Men in Horizon League Action

Valparaiso continued its four-match road trip on Sunday morning dropping a 7-0 match to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay at the Western Racquet and Fitness Club in Green Bay, Wis.


Men's Basketball

Dr. Homer Drew Receives Coach Wooden “Keys to Life” Award

Former Valparaiso University men's basketball head coach Dr. Homer Drew was honored as the recipient of the 2012 Coach John Wooden “Keys to Life” Award at the annual Legends of the Hardwood Breakfast Saturday morning in New Orleans.


Softball

Pair of Shutouts, Impressive Offense Highlight Doubleheader Sweep

Valparaiso got stellar performances in all facets of the game on Saturday afternoon in sweeping a Horizon League doubleheader from Green Bay, 8-0 and 17-0, at the Valparaiso University Softball Field. The opener ended via run rule on a record-tying home run from senior Jordan Rutkowski (Alden, N.Y./Alden), while the nightcap was highlighted by a 12-run fourth inning for the Crusaders.


Men's Track & Field

Crusaders Capture Three Event Victories at Purdue

Three event victories highlighted the opening meet of the Valparaiso men's track and field 2012 outdoor season, as the Crusaders competed this weekend at the Mike Poehlein Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind., hosted by Purdue.


Women's Track & Field

Crusader Women's Track and Field Opens Outdoor Season

The Valparaiso women's track and field squad kicked off its 2012 outdoor campaign this weekend at the Mike Poehlein Invitational, hosted by Purdue in West Lafayette, Ind.


Baseball

Wright State Takes Middle Game from Valpo

Wright State won the middle game of a three-game Horizon League weekend series from Valparaiso on Saturday afternoon by the score of 4-2 at Emory G. Bauer Field.


Men's Tennis

Bradley Defeats Valpo Friday Night in Men’s Tennis

Valparaiso’s men’s tennis team took to the road on Friday evening, dropping a 7-0 match to Bradley at the Markin Tennis Courts in Peoria, Ill.


Baseball

Crusaders Fall to Wright State in Extras

Valparaiso battled back from a five-run deficit to force extra innings on Friday afternoon, but Wright State plated the winning run in the top of the 10th inning to defeat the Crusaders 7-6 at Emory G. Bauer Field.


Women's Tennis

Northern Illinois Tops Valpo in Non-Conference Action

Valparaiso stepped out of Horizon League action on Friday afternoon, losing a 6-1 decision to Northern Illinois at the NIU West Tennis Courts in DeKalb, Ill.


Men's Soccer

Crusader Men’s Soccer Hosts Successful St. Baldrick’s Fundraiser

The Valparaiso men’s soccer team hosted its second annual head-shaving fundraiser for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation on Friday, benefiting funding to find cures for childhood cancers. Over 60 volunteers had their heads shaved on Friday as the donations soared past multiple goals set by the Crusaders, already totaling over $18,000.


Softball

Crusaders Drop One-Run Decision to Purdue

A three-run home run by senior Jordan Rutkowski (Alden, N.Y./Alden) gave Valparaiso the lead over Purdue in the third inning, but the Boilermakers answered with two runs in the fourth and the Crusaders were unable to push across the tying run as Purdue claimed a 4-3 victory over Valpo Thursday afternoon at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.


Men's Basketball

Bryce Drew Agrees to Contract Extension With Valparaiso University

Valparaiso University director of athletics Mark LaBarbera announced today that Crusader men’s basketball head coach Bryce Drew has agreed to a multi-year contract extension to continue his tenure as head coach of the Valpo men’s basketball program.


Men's Basketball

Edwards, Vucic to Transfer From Crusader Program

Valparaiso men’s basketball head coach Bryce Drew announced today that Hrvoje Vucic has asked for and been granted a release from his commitment to the Valpo basketball program, and that Richie Edwards has been granted a release from his commitment for family reasons. Both players will be transferring.


Women's Bowling

Valparaiso Bowling Earns Bid to NCAA Championship

A journey which began in February 2009 with the introduction of the women’s bowling program to the Valparaiso University athletics department took a giant step forward on Wednesday, as the Crusaders learned they were one of eight programs selected to compete at the 2012 NCAA Women’s Bowling Championship in Wickliffe, Ohio on April 12-14. The bid is Valpo’s first to the national championship in just the third year of program existence.


Softball

Valpo Softball Hosts Four at Home This Week

Valparaiso comes home for four games in the friendly confines this week, as the Crusaders host Purdue in non-league action on Thursday afternoon before welcoming Green Bay for a three-game Horizon League set this weekend.


Baseball

Valpo Hosts Wright State in Battle of Horizon League Leaders

After sweeping a three-game series from Milwaukee last weekend, Valparaiso returns to Emory G. Bauer Field this weekend to host Wright State in a three-game set. The Raiders are the preseason favorite in the Horizon League this season and the series will be a rematch of last year’s Horizon League Tournament championship contest.


Men's Golf

Valpo Finishes Fourth in Season’s First Tournament

Led by a final round 72 by Brad Winters (Elgin, Ill./Saint Edward H.S.), Valparaiso concluded its first tournament of the 2012 spring season on Tuesday afternoon with a fourth place finish at the Butler Spring Invitational held at Prestwick Country Club in Avon, Ind.


Women's Golf

Crusaders Finish Fifth at Butler Spring Invitational

Valparaiso wrapped up play at the Butler Spring Invitational on Tuesday with a fifth place finish at the Butler Spring Invitational held at Prestwick Country Club in Avon, Ind.


Volleyball

Crusader Volleyball Announces 2012 Spring Schedule

The Valparaiso volleyball team will be competing each of the next four weekends, as head coach Carin Avery released the Crusaders’ 2012 spring schedule today.


Women's Golf

Valpo Women Third at Butler Spring Invitational

A.J. Selig (Hortonville, Wis./Appleton West H.S.) and Kelly Voigt (Palatine, Ill./Fremd H.S.) are both tied for fifth place midway through play at the Butler Spring Invitational, leading the Crusaders to third place in the team standings on Monday at Prestwick Country Club in Avon, Ind.


Men's Golf

Men’s Golf Fourth Midway Through Butler Invitational

Valparaiso opened the spring portion of its golf schedule on Monday at the Butler Spring Invitational, and currently sits in fourth place, just two strokes out of second, after the opening 18 holes of play at Prestwick Country Club in Avon, Ind.


Men's Basketball

Broekhoff Named AP Honorable Mention All-American

Valparaiso junior forward Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) was named an Honorable Mention All-American by the Associated Press on Monday. Broekhoff becomes just the fourth Crusader in Valpo’s Division I era to earn All-American honors on the hardwood.


Men's Soccer

Crusader Men’s Soccer to Hold Fundraiser for St. Baldrick’s Foundation

The Valparaiso men’s soccer team will be getting their heads shaved for the second consecutive year and will be joined by, among others, Valparaiso University president Dr. Mark Heckler in the Harre Union on Friday, March 30 at 11 a.m. as the Crusaders raise money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives.


Baseball

Wild’s Gem Earns Him Pitcher of the Week Honors

Kevin Wild’s (Brown Deer, Wis./Brown Deer H.S.) has earned Horizon League Pitcher of the Week honors after tossing nine-plus innings of one-hit baseball last Saturday against Milwaukee, helping the Crusaders to a weekend sweep of the Panthers.


Baseball

Crusader Baseball Completes Weekend Sweep of Milwaukee

Elliott Martin’s (Irvine, Calif./University H.S.) two-run single in the bottom of the eighth inning plated the tying and go-ahead run as Valparaiso completed a three-game weekend sweep of Milwaukee 3-2 on Sunday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field.


Softball

Valpo Softball Completes Weekend Sweep of Detroit

Valparaiso senior pitcher Alex Lagesse (Beecher, Ill./Beecher) faced just one batter over the minimum, while the Crusader offense scored multiple runs in four out of five innings as Valpo completed a sweep of the opening weekend of Horizon League play with a 9-1 run-rule victory over Detroit Sunday afternoon in Detroit, Mich.


Men's Tennis

Honert Wins Seventh Straight but Crusaders Fall to Wright State

Eric Honert (Arvada, Colo./Ralston Valley H.S.) won his seventh straight singles match but that would be the lone point Valparaiso would record on Sunday afternoon as the Crusaders dropped a 6-1 decision to Wright State at the Valpo Tennis Complex.


Women's Tennis

Wright State Posts 7-0 Victory over Crusader Women

Valparaiso wrapped up its weekend homestand on Sunday morning with a 7-0 loss to Wright State at the Valpo Tennis Complex.


Baseball

Crusaders Open Home Schedule with Two Shutouts

Kevin Wild (Brown Deer, Wis./Brown Deer H.S.) pitched nine innings of no-hit baseball and Billy Cribbs (Rochester, Mich./Rochester H.S.) delivered the game-winning double in the bottom of the 10th inning of game two on Saturday afternoon as Valparaiso defeated Milwaukee 1-0 at Emory G. Bauer Field. In the opener, Tyler Deetjen (Saint Charles, Ill./East H.S.) tossed a six-hit shutout to start the doubleheader sweep as the Crusaders topped the Panthers 7-0.


Softball

Crusader Softball Opens HL Play With Two Victories

Valparaiso got off to a 2-0 start in Horizon League play on Saturday afternoon, earning a pair of victories over host Detroit by scores of 7-2 and 12-3.


Men's Tennis

Butler Defeats Valpo 5-2 in Horizon League Opener

Valparaiso returned north to open Horizon League action on Saturday afternoon at the Northwest Athletic Club in Michigan City, Ind., dropping a 5-2 decision to Butler.


Women's Tennis

Butler Downs Valpo Women 7-0

Valparaiso returned to Horizon League action on Saturday morning, dropping a 7-0 match to Butler at the Northwest Athletic Club in Michigan City, Ind.


Baseball

Rain Washes Out Valpo’s Home Opener vs. Milwaukee

Steady rain in the Northwest Indiana area on Friday afternoon has forced the postponement of Valparaiso’s home-opening baseball game against Milwaukee at Emory G. Bauer Field. The two schools will play a doubleheader on Saturday morning, beginning at 11 a.m.


Football

Crusader Football Coach Dale Carlson to Guest DJ on Sunday Night

Valparaiso University head football coach Dale Carlson will serve as a guest DJ on the "Sunday Night Star" on WDRV (97.1-FM, Chicago) from 9-10 p.m.


Men's Soccer

Valpo Men’s Soccer Announces Five More Additions for 2012

In a group that features one high-profile transfer, and four talented incoming freshmen, Valparaiso head coach Mike Avery announced today that five more players have committed to the men’s soccer program for the 2012 season. The five newest additions are transfer Jesse Ortiz (Aurora, Ill./Benedictine University) and incoming freshmen Ty Unger (Apex, N.C./Middle Creek), Nicholas Kane (Cleveland, Ohio/Mayfield), Alex Lindsey (East Lansing, Mich./East Lansing), and Bernard Tume (Temecula, Calif./Chaparral).


Men's Golf

Spring Golf Season Set to Open for Valpo Men

The Valparaiso University men’s golf team is set to open the 2012 spring season looking to build upon a solid fall campaign, looking to ready itself for this year’s Horizon League Championships.


Football

Valpo Spring Football Practice Opens Today

With temperatures expected to be in the 80s it will feel more like the opening of summer training camp, but spring football practice opens this afternoon (March 21) for Valparaiso University at Brown Field, the first of 15 workouts during the months of March and April.


Softball

Crusaders Roll to Twinbill Sweep of IUPUI

Playing under sunny skies and record-high temperatures for the earliest home opener in program history, the Valparaiso softball team easily captured a doubleheader sweep of visiting IUPUI, earning wins by scores of 8-1 and 7-1 Tuesday afternoon at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.


Men's Tennis

Honert Earns Horizon League Honors

Valparaiso University’s Eric Honert(Arvada, Colo./Ralston Valley H.S.) has been named the Horizon League’s Player of the Week after going 4-0 in singles action and 3-1 in doubles play last week in Florida.


Baseball

Crusader Baseball Hosts Milwaukee This Weekend in Home Opener

After playing its first 19 games of the season away from home, Valparaiso returns to the friendly confines of Emory G. Bauer Field this weekend to open a three-game series with Milwaukee as part of a six game homestand spanning the next two weekends. First pitch in Friday’s home opener is slated for 3 p.m. against the Panthers with Saturday’s and Sunday’s games commencing at 1 p.m.


Softball

Crusader Softball Returns to the Midwest

Valparaiso returns to the Midwest this week with its earliest home opener in program history, hosting a doubleheader on-campus at the Valparaiso University Softball Field on Tuesday against IUPUI at 3 p.m. The Crusaders then open the Horizon League slate this weekend with a three-game series over two days at Detroit.


Baseball

Valpo Baseball to Host Comedy Night Featuring Bobby Collins

The Valparaiso University baseball program will be hosting Bobby Collins “On the Inside”, an evening of Las Vegas comedy, on April 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Women's Basketball

Greg Kirby to Retire from Coaching after Six Seasons on Valpo Staff

Valparaiso University has announced that associate head coach Greg Kirby is retiring from coaching after spending six seasons with the Crusaders’ program and 41 years of coaching overall.


Women's Bowling

Valpo Finishes Eighth at Music City Classic

#6 Valparaiso closed out the Music City Classic, its final tournament before the 2012 NCAA Bowling Championships, in eighth place on Sunday in Nashville, Tenn. Senior Natalie Cortese (Hoffman Estates, Ill./Hoffman Estates [Central Missouri]) earned one of six spots on the All-Tournament Team.


Baseball

Butler Takes Series Finale from Valpo

Valparaiso wrapped up its 19-game road trip on Sunday afternoon, falling 13-8 to Butler at Bulldog Park in Indianapolis, Ind.


Baseball

Follow Valpo at Butler Sunday Live!

Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso looks to take the opening Horizon League series with game three of its weekend series at Butler on Sunday afternoon. First pitch is slated for 12 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 11:45 a.m.


Softball

Softball Sees Sunday Game Washed Out

Continued inclement weather in the San Diego area has forced Valpo softball's scheduled game against UNLV on Sunday to be canceled. The Crusaders will return home from their spring break trip for their home opener on Tuesday, a doubleheader against IUPUI beginning at 3 p.m. at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.


Women's Bowling

Crusader Bowlers Pick Up Four More Wins on Saturday

Wins over a pair of fellow top-ten squads highlighted #6 Valparaiso’s 4-2 record on the second day of action at the Music City Classic Saturday in Nashville, Tenn. as the Crusaders sit in eighth place entering the final day of competition.


Baseball

Valpo Bats Explode in 15-7 Win at Butler on Saturday

Every Valparaiso hitter had at least on hit by the fifth inning on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders tallied 20 total in a 15-7 victory over Butler at Bulldog Park in Indianapolis, Ind.


Softball

Rain Washes Out Saturday Slate at San Diego Classic II

Mother Nature apparently didn't get the memo that the Valparaiso softball team was closing out spring break in San Diego, Calif., as despite record-high temperatures and abundant sunshine back in Valpo, rain in the San Diego area forced the cancellation of the entire slate of games on Saturday at the San Diego Classic II, including the Crusaders' scheduled matchups with San Diego State and Long Beach State.


Baseball

Valpo at Butler Live Saturday!

Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso looks to rebound from Friday's loss with game two of its weekend series at Butler on Saturday afternoon. First pitch is slated for 12 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 11:45 a.m.


Softball

Crusader Softball Splits on First Day of San Diego Classic II

The Valparaiso softball team split a pair of games to open the San Diego Classic II on Friday, defeating CSU Bakersfield 10-2 in six innings via run rule before dropping a 1-0 decision to the University of San Diego.


Women's Bowling

Crusaders Go 5-1 On First Day Of Music City Classic

#6 Valparaiso kicked off the first day of action at the Music City Classic in Nashville, Tenn. on Friday by going 5-1 and sits in seventh place with two days of competition remaining.


Baseball

Butler Trips Up Valpo in Extras to Open Horizon League Play

Valparaiso opened up its Horizon League schedule on Friday afternoon by playing its fifth extra-inning game of the season already and dropped a 5-4 game in 10 innings against Butler at Bulldog Park in Indianapolis, Ind.


Baseball

Follow Valpo at Butler Baseball LIVE!

Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso opens Horizon League play on Friday afternoon battling longtime rival Butler. First pitch is slated for 2 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 1:45 p.m.


Women's Basketball

Keith Freeman Resigns as Valpo Women’s Basketball Coach

After 18 seasons leading Valparaiso University’s women’s basketball program, Keith Freeman has announced his resignation as head coach of the Crusaders effective immediately.


Women's Tennis

Women Close Spring Trip with Setback at Point Loma Nazarene

Valparaiso wrapped up its spring trip to California on Thursday afternoon, dropping a 9-0 decision to Point Loma Nazarene at the PLNU Tennis Courts in San Diego, Calif.


Softball

Valpo Softball Completes Spring Break Trip in San Diego

Valparaiso closes its spring break trip as it attempts to get back on the winning track this weekend at the San Diego Classic II, co-hosted by San Diego State and the University of San Diego. The Crusaders will play both host schools, as well as CSU Bakersfield, Long Beach State and UNLV over the three-day span.


Men's Basketball

Short-Handed Crusaders Fall in First Round of NIT

Playing its first-round NIT game with just a six-man rotation, seventh-seeded Valparaiso played right with second-seeded Miami for 36 minutes before the Hurricanes closed out the game with 12 straight points, as the Crusaders fell 66-50 Wednesday evening in Coral Gables, Fla. Valpo’s season ends with a 22-12 overall record and the program’s first Horizon League regular season championship.


Baseball

Belmont Defeats Crusaders 5-3 in Wednesday Action

Belmont scored two runs in the seventh and added an insurance run in the eighth inning on Wednesday afternoon to rally and defeat Valparaiso 5-3 at Rose Park in Nashville, Tenn.


Women's Tennis

Crusaders Down Biola to Open Spring Trip

Valparaiso’s women’s tennis team opened their spring break trip to California on Wednesday afternoon, defeating Biola 6-3 at the Biola Tennis Center in LaMirada, Calif. to return to the .500 mark on the season.


Men's Tennis

Colgate Snaps Valpo’s Win Streak

Playing its fifth match in as many days, Valparaiso saw its four-match winning streak come to an end on Wednesday afternoon, dropping a tight 4-3 decision to Colgate to conclude its spring trip in Kissimmee, Fla.


Baseball

Valpo Baseball Closes 19-Game Road Trip This Week

Valparaiso wraps up its 19-game road trip this week while also opening Horizon League play. The Crusaders will stop in Nashville, Tenn. on Wednesday afternoon for a non-conference tilt at Belmont before heading north to Indianapolis, Ind. Friday through Sunday to being conference action with a three-game series at Butler.


Men's Tennis

Valpo Runs Win Streak to Four after Downing Indy

Valparaiso won its fourth match in as many days on its spring trip in Florida on Tuesday morning, defeating the University of Indianapolis 6-1.


Softball

Marinec Earns HL Player of the Week Honors

Redshirt sophomore middle infielder Jessie Marinec (Alsip, Ill./Marist) was named the Horizon League Player of the Week for the second time in her career Tuesday after matching her career home run total last week with four round-trippers.


Men's Tennis

Men’s Tennis Adds Two More Victories

Valparaiso moved over the .500 mark for the season on Monday, picking up two more victories on its spring trip in Kissimmee, Fla., defeating the New Jersey Institute of Technology 4-3 in the morning match before downing Franklin & Marshall 5-2 in the evening contest.


Baseball

Valpo Rally Falls Short at Winthrop

Valparaiso rallied from six runs down after four innings to close within two, but that is as close as the Crusaders would get on Monday evening, falling 8-6 to Winthrop at Winthrop Ballpark in Rock Hill, S.C.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Ready for NIT First Round at Miami

Valparaiso takes to the postseason for the 11th time in the last 17 seasons, as the Crusaders travel to Coral Gables, Fla. as a seventh seed in the 2012 National Invitation Tournament to take on second-seeded Miami out of the ACC. It marks Valpo’s second all-time appearance in the postseason NIT, as the Crusaders also earned an NIT berth in 2003. The game can be seen live Wednesday night at 6:30pm CDT on ESPNU.


Men's Basketball

Crusader Men to Take On Miami In First Round of 2012 NIT

The Valparaiso men’s basketball team earned an automatic bid into the 2012 National Invitation Tournament by virtue of winning the Horizon League regular-season championship, and learned Sunday evening that it would be a seventh-seed, traveling to face second-seeded Miami (Fla.) on Wednesday evening, March 14 at 6:30 p.m. CDT live on ESPNU.


Men's Tennis

Rain Postpones Sunday's Tennis Match

Steady rains throughout the day forced the postponement of Sunday's schedule men's tennis match between Valparaiso and Franklin & Marshall.


Softball

Valpo Drops Tournament Finale to East Carolina

Valparaiso failed to end the Diamond Devil Invitational on a winning note on Sunday morning, losing to East Carolina by a 5-3 score.


Baseball

Campbell Takes Two from Valpo in Saturday Action

Valparaiso wrapped up its three-game weekend series at Campbell on Saturday afternoon, dropping both ends of the doubleheader by scores of 3-2 and 7-3 at Taylor Field in Buies Creek, N.C.


Softball

Valpo Softball Falls to Creighton, Pacific

The Valparaiso softball team dropped a pair of games at the Diamond Devil Invitational in Tempe, Ariz. on Saturday, falling to Creighton in eight innings, 3-1, before coming out on the wrong end of a 7-2 decision against a Pacific squad receiving votes in the national top-25 poll.


Men's Tennis

Valpo Opens Spring Trip Sweeping Siena

Valparaiso began its stretch of five matches in five days on Saturday morning with a 7-0 sweep of Siena at the Star Island Resort in Kissimmee, Fla.


Softball

Crusaders Drop Two at Diamond Devil Invitational

For the first time all season, the Valparaiso softball team lost back-to-back games, dropping both of its contests at the opening day of the Diamond Devil Invitational in Tempe, Ariz. The Crusaders lost their opener against New Mexico State, 8-5, and battled the defending College World Series champions, #5 Arizona State, before eventually falling, 6-2.


Baseball

Campbell Takes Series Opener from Valparaiso in 10 Innings

Valparaiso forced extra innings for the fourth time in its first 12 games of the season on Friday afternoon, but Campbell became the first team to defeat the Crusaders after the ninth inning, downing the Brown and Gold 6-5 in 10 innings at Taylor Field in Buies Creek, N.C.


Women's Golf

Voigt Finishes Sixth in Season-Opening Event

Kelly Voigt (Palatine, Ill./Fremd H.S.) finished in a tie for sixth place at the Sunshine Spring Classic which concluded on Friday morning, helping Valparaiso to a seventh place finish as a team in the first event of the spring season held at Rio Pinar Country Club in Orlando, Fla.


Football

Valpo Football Hires Silveus and Bailey as New Assistants

Valparaiso University head football coach Dale Carlson has announced the hiring of Tyson Silveus and Alex Bailey as new assistant coaches for the 2012 season.


Women's Golf

Valpo Seventh Midway Through Sunshine Spring Classic

Valparaiso’s women’s golf team opened the spring portion of its schedule on Thursday morning, and currently sits in a tie for seventh place at the Sunshine Spring Classic held at Rio Pinar Country Club in Orlando, Fla.


Softball

Spring Break Continues For Valpo Softball at Diamond Devil Invitational

Valparaiso continues its annual spring break trip as it kicks off the Diamond Devil Classic in Tempe, Ariz. with its second straight game against New Mexico State on Friday. The Crusaders will also take on host #5 Arizona State on Friday evening, and will face Creighton, Pacific and East Carolina over the duration of this weekend’s tournament.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Season Comes to a Close at 10th-Ranked Green Bay in Quarterfinals

Playing for the fourth time in seven days, Valparaiso hung with 10th-ranked Green Bay for 27 minutes on Wednesday evening before the Phoenix went on a 15-0 run and eventually downed the Crusaders 77-53 at the Kress Events Center in the quarterfinals of the Horizon League Championship held in Green Bay, Wis.


Baseball

Wake Forest Shuts Out Valpo on Wednesday Afternoon

Valparaiso wrapped up a two-game series on Wednesday afternoon at Wake Forest, dropping a 3-0 decision to the Demon Deacons at Wake Forest Baseball Park in Winston-Salem, N.C.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Fall in HL Title Game to Detroit

Valparaiso led by three at the half in the 2012 Horizon League Championship title game Tuesday evening at the ARC, but Detroit out-scored the Crusaders 46-23 over the final 20 minutes as Valpo fell by a 70-50 final. Despite the loss, Valpo’s season will continue, as the Crusaders earn an automatic berth into the NIT by virtue of being regular season league champions.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Heads to #10 Green Bay for Horizon League Quarters

After registering their first Horizon League Tournament victory since joining the conference on Monday evening, the Valparaiso Crusaders return to the hardwood on Wednesday evening in the quarterfinals to battle top-seeded and #10/10 Green Bay.


Softball

Crusaders Roll New Mexico State, 9-1

The Valparaiso softball team continued its strong start to the 2012 campaign as it continued its spring break trip with a 9-1 victory over New Mexico State Tuesday evening in Las Cruces, N.M.


Baseball

Wake Forest Wins Series Opener Against Crusaders

Valparaiso jumped out to an early lead on Tuesday afternoon against Wake Forest but a nine-run fifth inning by the Demon Deacons proved to be too much for the Crusaders to overcome as the Brown and Gold fell 13-4 at Wake Forest Baseball Park in Winston Salem, N.C.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Set For Title Game Against Detroit

40 minutes stand in between Valparaiso and a trip to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2004, as the Crusaders host Detroit at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Tuesday evening in the Horizon League Championship title game. The winner of Tuesday’s game, which will be televised live nationally on ESPN, will earn the Horizon League’s automatic bid to the 2012 NCAA Tournament.


Baseball

Deetjen Earns Second League Honor of the Season

For the second time in three weeks Valparaiso University’s Tyler Deetjen (Saint Charles, Ill./East H.S.) has been named the Horizon League’s Pitcher of the Week.


Softball

Rutkowski Repeats as HL Player of the Week

Senior catcher Jordan Rutkowski (Alden, N.Y./Alden) has repeated as the Horizon League Player of the Week after breaking Valpo’s career home run record last weekend in the midst of yet another spectacular weekend at the plate, hitting .714 over the Crusaders’ four games at the UTEP Invitational.


Women's Basketball

Crusaders Score Defensive Victory to Open Horizon League Tournament

Valparaiso seniors Ashley Timmerman (Pontiac, Ill./Pontiac H.S.) and Ashley Varner (South Bend, Ind./Washington H.S.) made sure their careers in a Valparaiso University uniform did not come to an end on Monday evening, leading the Crusaders to a 47-39 victory over the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the first round of the Horizon League Championship held at the Klotsche Center in Milwaukee, Wis.


Baseball

USC Upstate Defeats Valpo 8-2 in Monday Baseball

South Carolina Upstate jumped out to a 4-0 lead after one inning on the way to an 8-2 victory over Valparaiso on Monday afternoon at Harley Park in Spartanburg, S.C.


Women's Basketball

Richards Named to Horizon League All-Defensive Team

Valparaiso University junior guard Laura Richards (Connersville, Ind./Connersville H.S.) has been named to the Horizon League’s All-Defensive Team the conference announced on Monday (March 5).


Women's Basketball

Women's Hoops Tips Off Tournament Play Monday at Milwaukee

Postseason basketball begins for Valparaiso on Monday evening as the Crusaders open play in the 2012 Horizon League Championship. The ninth-seeded Crusaders head to Wisconsin to take on eighth-seeded Milwaukee in a first round contest.


Baseball

Crusaders Down Wofford in Extra Innings

Valparaiso rallied from a four-run deficit midway through Sunday’s game and scored three times in the 11th inning on the way to an 8-7 victory over Wofford at King Field in Spartanburg, S.C. for the Crusaders’ third extra inning victory of the young season.


Softball

Crusaders Drop One-Run Game at UTEP

Valparaiso led by a run with just one out needed to close out what would have been its seventh straight win, but the Crusaders surrendered a grand slam and then couldn’t push across the tying and go-ahead runs in the bottom of the seventh as they dropped a 7-6 decision at UTEP Sunday in the finale of the UTEP Invitational in El Paso, Texas.


Men's Basketball

Ticket Information for Tuesday's HL Title Game

Tickets are available now as Valparaiso will host the 2012 Horizon League Championship title game on Tuesday evening at 8 p.m. CST at the Athletics-Recreation Center against Detroit.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Down Butler, Advance to HL Title Game

Valparaiso stands just 40 minutes away from returning to the NCAA Tournament after its second victory over Butler at the ARC in eight days, downing the Bulldogs 65-46 in front of a frenzied crowd Saturday evening in the second of two Horizon League Championship semifinals. Valpo will take on Detroit at the ARC on Tuesday at 8 p.m. on ESPN in the league title game, with the winner earning the league’s automatic bid to the Big Dance.


Softball

Valpo Softball Extends Winning Streak to Six Straight

The Valparaiso softball team continued the best start in program history and extended its winning streak to six straight games with a pair of victories Saturday at the UTEP Invitational in El Paso, Texas. The Crusaders opened the day with a 10-2 run-rule win over Brown before defeating UTSA in the nightcap, 10-6.


Baseball

Baseball Drops Pitcher’s Duel 2-1 at Gardner-Webb

Tyler Deetjen (Saint Charles, Ill./East H.S.) went the distance, needing only 71 pitches on Saturday afternoon, but Gardner-Webb pushed across two runs in the fourth inning which proved to be the difference as the Bulldogs defeated Valparaiso 2-1 at J.H. Moss Stadium in Boiling Springs, N.C.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Falls to Detroit in Regular Season Finale

In a defensive battle that saw neither team lead by more than five points until the final second, Detroit came out on top of Valparaiso on Saturday afternoon 48-42 at the Athletics-Recreation Center, spoiling Senior Day for the Crusaders in the regular season finale for both schools.


Men's Basketball

Valpo to Host Butler in HL Semifinal Action

As the top seed for the 2012 Horizon League Men’s Basketball Championship, Valparaiso will host fifth-seeded Butler at the ARC Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. The Bulldogs advanced to Saturday’s semifinals after defeating fourth-seeded Milwaukee on Friday night, 71-49.


Softball

Crusaders Swat Way To Win Over Iowa State

Valparaiso earned its second victory of the season over Iowa State on Friday afternoon by putting together one of the best offensive outputs in program history, downing the Cyclones 16-7 in its opener at the UTEP Invitational in El Paso, Texas.


Women's Tennis

Western Michigan Shuts Out Valpo Friday

Valparaiso wrapped up its final match before its annual spring trip on Friday evening, dropping a 7-0 decision to Western Michigan at the West Hills Athletic Club in Kalamazoo, Mich.


Women's Basketball

Women's Hoops Hosts Detroit on Senior Day Saturday

The 2011-2012 regular season comes to a close on Saturday afternoon for Valparaiso University as the Crusaders host Detroit on Senior Day at the Athletics-Recreation Center beginning at 12:05 p.m. Valpo is looking for a victory and a little help from others in order to host a First Round game in the Horizon League Championships.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Opens Final Homestand with Win over Wright State

Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury H.S.) and Ashley Varner (South Bend, Ind./Washington H.S.) combined for 46 points and 22 rebounds on Thursday evening as Valparaiso posted a 70-60 victory over Wright State at the Athletics-Recreation Center to remain in the hunt for a home opening round game in the Horizon League Tournament.


Baseball

Baseball Heads to the Carolinas

Valparaiso heads to the Carolinas this weekend to begin their annual spring break trip. The Crusaders will open play on Saturday at Gardner-Webb before heading to Wofford on Sunday. Monday the Brown and Gold will travel to South Carolina Upstate to conclude the wraparound weekend slate.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Returns to Action Saturday in HL Semifinal

As the 2011-2012 Horizon League regular season champion, Valparaiso earned hosting rights for the Men’s Basketball Championship and the double bye to Saturday’s semifinals. The Crusaders will face off against either fourth-seeded Milwaukee or fifth-seeded Butler Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m., live on ESPNU. The ARC will host a pair of second-round games on Friday evening (5:00, 7:30) and the two semifinals on Saturday evening, and will also host the title game Tuesday evening at 8 p.m. with a win on Saturday.


Softball

Valpo Softball Travels to El Paso This Weekend

Valparaiso looks to continue its strong start to the 2012 season at the UTEP Invitational in El Paso, Texas this weekend. The four-game, three-day event sees the Crusaders face off against Iowa State, Brown and UTSA in addition to the host.


Women's Basketball

Women's Hoops Begins Final Homestand Thursday Night Hosting Wright State

Valparaiso begins its final homestand of the regular season on Thursday evening as the Crusaders host Wright State at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Valpo is looking to gain momentum heading into next week’s Horizon League Tournament and still has hopes of hosting an opening round game.


Men's Soccer

Crusader Men’s Soccer Adds Five for 2012

Looking to build on a historic 2011 season that saw Valparaiso claim the Horizon League regular season championship, head men’s soccer coach Mike Avery announced a group of three incoming freshmen and two transfers who will continue their soccer careers at Valpo in 2012. The five newest additions are Jordan Aidoud (L’Isled’Abeau, France), Alvaro Betancourt (Caguas, Puerto Rico), Yannick Iwunze (Paris, France), Patrick McNulty (Waukesha, Wis.) and Michael Walsh (Wilmington, N.C.).


Softball

Rutkowski Named HL Player of the Week

Valparaiso softball senior Jordan Rutkowski (Alden, N.Y./Alden) has been named the Horizon League Player of the Week after enjoying an outstanding weekend at the plate last weekend at the Frost Classic.


Men's Basketball

Broekhoff Named HL Player of the Year; Drew Coach of the Year

Valparaiso claimed a pair of the Horizon League’s major postseason awards on Monday, as junior forward Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) was named the league’s Player of the Year and first-year head coach Bryce Drew was tabbed the league’s Coach of the Year. In addition, junior forward Kevin Van Wijk (Hoofddorp, Netherlands/Katholieke Scholengemeenschap Hoofddorp) joined Broekhoff on the All-League First Team.


Baseball

Valpo’s Vavra Earns Horizon League Player of the Week Honors

Valparaiso University infielder Tanner Vavra (Menomonie, Wis./Menomonie H.S.) has been named the Horizon League’s Batter of the Week after hitting .583 in the three-game weekend series against #4 Arkansas.


Women's Basketball

Valpo-Detroit Women’s Hoops Moves Start Time Saturday

To help accommodate the Horizon League Men’s Basketball Championship semifinal games on Saturday evening, the Valparaiso-Detroit women’s basketball game on Saturday afternoon has been moved to a 12:05 p.m. CST start at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Men's Basketball

Ticket Info For 2012 Horizon League Men's Basketball Championship

Tickets are on sale online now for the 2012 Horizon League Men's Basketball Championship at the ARC. at 8 a.m. next Monday, Feb. 27.


Baseball

Valpo Baseball Upsets #4 Arkansas Sunday Afternoon

Will Hagel’s (Arlington Heights, Ill./Prospect H.S.) single in the top of the 10th inning drove home Tanner Vavra (Menomonie, Wis./Menomonie H.S.) with what proved to be the winning run on Sunday afternoon as Valparaiso shocked fourth-ranked Arkansas 10-9 in front of more than 5,000 fans at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville, Ark., handing the Razorbacks their first loss of the season.


Men's Track & Field

Smith Sets New Record To Lead Crusader Men at HL Meet

Sophomore Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) broke his own school record in the 200m dash en route to the event victory Sunday, leading the Valparaiso men’s squad as it placed sixth at the 2012 Horizon League Indoor Track and Field Championships in Youngstown, Ohio.


Women's Bowling

Valpo Finishes Holiday Classic in Fifth Place

#2 Valparaiso split a pair of matches in bracket play Sunday at the Holiday Classic in Bessemer, Ala., finishing the tournament in fifth place. Senior Amanda Cortese (Hoffman Estates, Ill./Hoffman Estates) was one of five bowlers named to the All-Tournament Team.


Softball

Crusaders Close Frost Classic With Win Over Belmont

Valparaiso never trailed on Sunday in a 4-2 victory over Belmont in Chattanooga, Tenn., closing out the Frost Classic with three consecutive wins to end the tournament with a 4-1 record.


Women's Track & Field

Crusader Women Conclude 2012 HL Indoor Championships

Sophomore Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) posted her second top-four finish in as many days as the Valparaiso women’s track and field team finished the 2012 Horizon League Indoor Championships in Youngstown, Ohio with an eighth-place finish.


Women's Swimming

Crusader Women Place Seventh at League Championships

Valparaiso’s women swam to a seventh place finish at the Horizon League Championships which concluded on Saturday evening at the Walter Schroeder Aquatic Center in Brown Deer, Wis., bringing to a close the 2011-2012 season.


Men's Swimming

Valpo Men Finish Sixth at Horizon League Championships

Valparaiso wrapped up the 2011-2012 swim season on Saturday evening with a sixth place finish at the Horizon League Championships held at the Walter Schroeder Aquatic Center in Brown Deer, Wis.


Softball

Valpo Breaks Out the Bats For Two Wins in Chattanooga

Led by a three-home run day from senior Jordan Rutkowski (Alden, N.Y./Alden), the Valparaiso softball team put up 17 runs in two victories Saturday at the Frost Classic in Chattanooga, Tenn., defeating UT-Martin 8-4 before beating Niagara via run rule in five innings, 9-1.


Women's Track & Field

Crusader Women Sixth After Day One at HL Indoor Championships

Fourth-place finishes Saturday from Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) and Kelley Freeman (Valparaiso, Ind./Chesterton) have the Valparaiso women’s track and field team in sixth place after the first day of action at the 2012 Horizon League Indoor Track and Field Championships in Youngstown, Ohio.


Men's Track & Field

Valpo Men Open 2012 HL Indoor Championships

The Valparaiso men’s track and field team sits in seventh place after the first day of competition at the 2012 Horizon League Indoor Track and Field Championships in Youngstown, Ohio.


Women's Bowling

Crusaders Maintain Fourth Place at Holiday Classic

The #2 Valparaiso bowling team picked up a pair of victories over fellow top-10 teams Saturday in the second day of action at the Holiday Classic in Bessemer, Ala. and will enter the final day of competition in fourth place.


Baseball

Valpo Baseball Nearly Upsets #4 Arkansas Saturday

For the second straight day Valparaiso went toe-to-toe with the nation’s fourth-ranked team and on Saturday had the tying and go ahead runners in scoring position in the ninth, before falling to Arkansas 4-3 at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville, Ark.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Falls in Final Road Contest at Milwaukee

Valparaiso suffered a cold shooting afternoon from the floor on Saturday afternoon, dropping the final road game of the regular season to Milwaukee 50-31 at the Klotsche Center in Milwaukee, Wis.


Women's Tennis

Tennis Moves to .500 after Blanking Western Illinois

Valparaiso’s women’s team moved back to the .500 mark on the season after surrendering just six games total on Saturday morning in a 7-0 shutout victory over Western Illinois at the Homewood-Flossmoor Racquet Club in Flossmoor, Ill.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Cap Regular Season With Coast-to-Coast Win Over Butler

Valparaiso put an emphatic end to a championship regular season on Friday evening, leading wire-to-wire in a 71-59 victory over Butler. The victory came on Senior Night in front of a sellout crowd of 5,237 and in front of a national television audience on ESPNU.


Women's Bowling

Valpo Fourth After Day One at Holiday Classic

#2 Valparaiso went 4-1 on the opening day of competition at the Holiday Classic in Bessemer, Ala., finishing the day in fourth place. The Crusaders tallied 3,608 pins over Friday’s five matches, contested in the four-game baker format.


Softball

Crusader Softball Earns Split on Day One at Frost Classic

The Valparaiso softball team split a pair of games on the opening day of action at the Frost Classic in Chattanooga, Tenn., defeating East Tennessee State in eight innings, 4-2, before falling to host UT-Chattanooga, 7-0.


Baseball

Valpo Hangs Tough with #4 Arkansas on Friday

Valparaiso opened a three-game series with fourth-ranked Arkansas on Friday afternoon, dropping a 7-3 game to the Razorbacks at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville, Ark.


Women's Swimming

Day Three Complete at Horizon League Championships

Valparaiso continued action on Friday at the Horizon League Swimming and Diving Championships held at the Walter Schroeder Aquatic Center in Brown Deer, Wis. and currently sits in seventh place heading into the final day of action.


Men's Swimming

Several Crusaders Reach Finals Friday at League Championships

Four individuals returned for the evening finals on Friday as Valparaiso continued to turn in top times at the Horizon League Swimming and Diving Championships held at the Walter Schroeder Aquatic Center in Brown Deer, Wis.


Women's Tennis

Milwaukee Downs Valpo in Horizon League Opener

Valparaiso opened the Horizon League portion of its women’s tennis schedule on Friday afternoon, dropping a 7-0 match to Milwaukee at Le Club Sports Club in Milwaukee, Wis.


Men's Tennis

Mehta Posts Singles Win over Western Michigan

Siddarth Mehta (South Bend, Ind./Clay H.S.) notched a victory at sixth singles, but that was Valparaiso’s only point on Friday afternoon as the Crusaders fell 6-1 to Western Michigan at the West Hills Athletic Club in Kalamazoo, Mich.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Closes Road Slate Saturday at Milwaukee

Valparaiso closes out the road portion of the regular season on Saturday afternoon, traveling to Milwaukee to battle the Panthers. The Crusaders, winners of three of their last five, look to rebound from a loss at #12/12 Green Bay on Thursday night.


Men's Swimming

Valpo Continues to Post Top Times at Horizon League Championships

Valparaiso remained in sixth place after Thursday at the midway point of the Horizon League Championships held at the Walter Schroeder Aquatic Center in Brown Deer, Wis.


Women's Swimming

Another Record Falls on Day Two of Horizon League Championships

Flavia Segatto (Pembroke Pines, Fla./Charleow Flanigan H.S.) set her second school record in as many days for Valparaiso as the Crusaders completed day two of the Horizon League Championships in seventh place.


Women's Basketball

Crusaders Fall at #12 Green Bay

Valparaiso began its final road trip of the regular season on Thursday evening against #12 Green Bay and dropped a 72-36 decision to the Phoenix at the Kress Events Center in Green Bay, Wis.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Close Out Regular Season Friday Versus Butler

Having clinched the outright Horizon League regular season title, as well as the #1 seed and hosting rights for the upcoming Horizon League Championship, with a win this past Tuesday over Loyola, the Crusaders celebrate Senior Night Friday evening as they host a nationally-televised game against Butler on ESPNU at 6 p.m in their final regular season game of the 2011-2012 season. The Crusaders' 1961-1962 NCAA Tournament team, which advanced to the final eight, will be honored at halftime.


Women's Swimming

Segatto Sets School Mark to Open Horizon League Championships

Valparaiso University freshman Flavia Segatto (Pembroke Pines, Fla./Charleow Flanigan H.S.) set a new school record in the 1000 freestyle as the Crusaders opened up competition at the 2012 Horizon League Championships at the Walter Schroeder Aquatic Center in Brown Deer, Wis.


Men's Swimming

Valpo Men Conclude Opening Night at Horizon League Championships

Day one of the Horizon League Swimming and Diving Championships is in the books at the Walter Schroeder Aquatic Center in Brown Deer, Wis. with Valparaiso sitting in sixth place.


Softball

Crusader Softball Travels to Chattanooga

After a weekend off, Valparaiso resumes the 2012 slate this weekend at the Frost Classic, hosted by UT-Chattanooga. The Crusaders will also take on East Tennessee State, UT-Martin, Niagara and Belmont over the course of the three-day tournament.


Baseball

Crusader Baseball Heads to #4 Arkansas for Three-Game Set

After winning a season-opening series for the first time since 2009, Valparaiso heads south this weekend for a three-game series against fourth-ranked Arkansas. Arkansas enters Wednesday’s game against Northwestern State a perfect 4-0 on the year and is averaging more than 7,000 fans per game this year at home.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Men’s Basketball Wins Horizon League Regular Season Championship

It took five minutes longer than Crusader fans might have liked, but in the end, the wait was worth it, as the Valparaiso men’s basketball team captured the 2011-2012 Horizon League Men’s Basketball regular season title on Tuesday evening with a 66-62 overtime victory over Loyola at the ARC.


Women's Basketball

Crusader Women Head to #12 Green Bay Thursday

Valparaiso heads to Wisconsin to begin its final road trip of the regular season on Thursday evening. Having won three of their last four games, the Crusaders will be faced with a challenging task taking on #12/12 Green Bay at the Kress Events Center.


Women's Bowling

Valpo Bowling Ranked #2 in NTCA Media Poll

The Valparaiso bowling team is ranked #2 nationally in the latest version of the National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA) Media Poll, released earlier this week.


Baseball

Valpo’s Deetjen Named Horizon League Pitcher of the Week

Valparaiso University senior Tyler Deetjen (Saint Charles, Ill./East H.S.) has been named the Horizon League’s Pitcher of the Week after tossing seven scoreless innings in the Crusaders’ season opener on Friday.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Looks to Clinch HL Title, #1 Seed on Tuesday

Valparaiso looks to clinch at least a share of its first Horizon League men’s basketball regular season championship and earn the #1 seed for the upcoming league tournament on Tuesday evening, as the Crusaders welcome Loyola to the ARC. The Crusaders are also in search of their 20th victory this season as well. The game can be seen locally on Lakeshore Public Television.


Baseball

Crusaders Take Opening Series with 7-4 Win at Murray State

A three-run ninth inning propelled Valparaiso to a 7-4 victory over Murray State on Sunday afternoon at Reagan Field in Murray, Ky., allowing the Crusaders to take the first series of the 2012 season two games to one in which each contest was decided in the ninth inning or later.


Women's Basketball

Hot Shooting Lifts Valpo Past Loyola

Valparaiso made 12 of its first 16 shots from the floor on Saturday afternoon to build an early lead that the Crusaders would never relinquish on their way to a 69-46 victory over Loyola (Chicago) at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Men's Track & Field

Crusader Men Complete Final Tuneup for HL Indoor Championships

Led by a victory by sophomore Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) in the 60m dash, the Valparaiso men's track and field team competed in its final meet before the league championship meet on Saturday, taking part in the Boilermaker Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind.


Women's Track & Field

Valpo Women Compete at Purdue In Preparation for HL Championships

The Valparaiso women's track and field team got in one final tuneup for the upcoming Horizon League Championships on Saturday, competing at the Boilermaker Invitational, hosted by Purdue in West Lafayette, Ind.


Baseball

Valpo Posts Split in Saturday Baseball Action

Valparaiso plated three runs in the top of the 13th inning on Saturday afternoon to post a 5-2 victory in the completion of the season opener that was suspended due to darkness before falling 2-1 in the regularly scheduled contest at Reagan Field in Murray, Ky.


Men's Tennis

Crusaders Fall to IUPUI 5-2 on Saturday Morning

Eric Honert (Arvada, Colo./Ralston Valley H.S.) and Kevin DeHerrera (Littleton, Colo./Chatfield H.S.) both registered singles wins for Valparaiso on Saturday morning but the Crusaders dropped a 5-2 decision to IUPUI in a neutral site match held at the Boylan Tennis Center in Rockford, Ill.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Drop BracketBusters Matchup at Loyola Marymount

Junior Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) scored 16 points on Friday evening, the 15th of which made him the 31st player in Crusader basketball history to reach 1,000 career points, but it was not enough as Valparaiso fell to Loyola Marymount, 61-53, in the Sears BracketBusters X event in Los Angeles, Calif.


Baseball

Valpo-Murray State Opener Suspended Due to Darkness

Darkness was the only winner on Friday afternoon at Reagan Field in Murray, Ky. as Valparaiso and Murray State battled for 12 innings only to remain in a 2-2 deadlock.


Men's Tennis

Northern Illinois Downs Valpo 6-1 in Friday Tennis

Eric Honert (Arvada, Colo./Ralston Valley H.S.) registered his team-leading ninth singles win of the season on Friday afternoon but it was the only point Valparaiso could register as the Crusaders fell 6-1 to Northern Illinois at the Boylan Tennis Center in Rockford, Ill.


Men's Basketball

1961-62 Valpo Men’s Basketball Team to Be Honored at Halftime of Butler Game

While this year’s Valparaiso men’s basketball team is looking to make history next week as it takes aim at its first Horizon League championship, the Crusaders will also take time to honor a special team from their past. Valpo will honor the 1961-1962 men’s basketball team, which is celebrating the 50th anniversary of becoming the first team in program history to make the NCAA postseason, ultimately advancing to the national quarterfinals, at halftime of the Butler game next Friday, Feb. 24.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Hosts Loyola Saturday Afternoon

Valparaiso looks to bounce back from Thursday night’s setback on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders host Loyola (Chicago) at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Saturday’s contest is a Play 4 Kay game in support of breast cancer awareness and cancer survivors will be honored prior to tip-off.


Women's Basketball

UIC Snaps Valpo’s Win Streak

Valparaiso saw its two-game winning streak come to an end on Thursday evening as the Crusaders fell to UIC 54-43 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Baseball

Boys of Summer Open 2012 at Murray State

After finishing runner-up in the Horizon League Tournament one year ago, Valparaiso returns to the diamond this weekend to open the 2012 campaign with a three-game series at Murray State. The Crusaders look to get off to a quick start on the road, as the Brown and Gold will be away from home for 19 straight games to open the year.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Heads West For BracketBusters Game At Loyola Marymount

Valparaiso takes its final step outside of league play during the regular season on Friday evening, as the Crusaders fly to Los Angeles to face off against Loyola Marymount as part of the Sears BracketBusters X series. Tipoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. CST Friday night, and the game will be televised live on ESPNU, the second consecutive year Valpo has been chosen for a televised BracketBusters appearance.


Women's Track & Field

Drozdowski Named HL Field Athlete of the Week

Valparaiso sophomore Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) has been named the Horizon League Female Field Athlete of the Week for her performance in the throws last weekend at the GVSU Big Meet in Allendale, Mich.


Football

Football Camp Coming to Valpo This Summer

The Valparaiso University football program will be holding a one day, Junior and Senior Camp on Sunday, June 17 at Brown Field from noon until 4 p.m. and is hosted by the Crusader coaching staff.


Women's Basketball

Crusaders Return Home Looking to Extend Winning Streak

After winning back-to-back games on the road, Valparaiso returns home to the Athletics-Recreation Center for four of its final six regular season games. The Crusaders open the stretch on Thursday evening battling UIC while looking for their third straight win for the first time since November of 2009.


Men's Basketball

Long-Range Barrage Keeps Crusaders Atop Horizon

Valparaiso hit eight of its nine 3-point attempts in the second half, including triples on three straight possessions in the closing minutes to claim the lead for good, in a 74-65 victory over UIC Tuesday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Softball

Duncan, Lagesse Sweep Horizon League Weekly Awards

After helping Valparaiso to a 3-1 opening weekend at the Ramada Inn Classic in Ames, Iowa, freshman Brittany Duncan (Fairborn, Ohio/Fairborn) and senior Alex Lagesse (Beecher, Ill./Beecher) have been named Horizon League Batter and Pitcher of the Week, respectively.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Comes Home Tuesday to Face UIC

Valparaiso returns home to the ARC in first place and will close out the Horizon League slate with a trio of home games, starting with a matchup against UIC Tuesday evening at 7:05 p.m.


Women's Tennis

Bradley Snaps Valpo’s Win Streak

Valparaiso saw its two match win streak come to an end on Sunday afternoon as the Crusaders dropped a 7-0 decision to Bradley at the Homewood-Flossmoor Racquet Club in Flossmoor, Ill.


Softball

Valpo Softball Closes Out Weekend With Victory

The Valparaiso softball team closed out the Ramada Inn UNI Dome Classic on a three-game winning streak, as the Crusaders defeated Drake on Sunday afternoon, 5-3, in Ames, Iowa.


Softball

Valpo Softball Picks Up Two Wins Saturday

Valparaiso earned a pair of victories Saturday at the Ramada Inn UNI Dome Classic in Ames, Iowa, using a stellar pitching performance to down Nebraska-Omaha 6-0 before breaking out the bats for an 11-5 victory over Big 12 foe Iowa State in the nightcap.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Drop Road Contest at YSU Saturday

A 16-0 first-half run by Youngstown State proved to be too much for Valparaiso to overcome on Saturday evening, as the Crusaders dropped a 71-53 decision in Horizon League play to the Penguins.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Wins at Butler for First Time Since 1983

The movie Hoosiers, filmed at historic Hinkle Fieldhouse, had not even been produced the last time Valparaiso defeated Butler on the famed court prior to Saturday afternoon, but the Crusaders finally ended the road losing streak to the Bulldogs that dated back to 1983 with a convincing 71-58 triumph in Indianapolis, Ind.


Women's Track & Field

Crusaders Post Three Top-Tens Saturday at GVSU Big Meet

The Valparaiso women’s track and field team had three different athletes post top-ten finishes Saturday as the Crusaders competed with over 50 other schools at the GVSU Big Meet in Allendale, Mich.


Men's Track & Field

Valpo Men Move Onto All-Time Charts Saturday at GVSU Big Meet

After Friday saw two Crusaders move up the program’s all-time charts in their respective events, Saturday saw three different Valparaiso men’s track and field athletes and a relay post top-five marks in program history as the Crusaders closed out action at the GVSU Big Meet in Allendale, Mich.


Men's Tennis

Valpo Men Blank Grace Saturday Afternoon

Valparaiso’s men’s tennis team won its second straight match on Saturday afternoon, opening the home portion of its 2012 schedule at Matchpoint Racquet Club in Griffith, Ind. with a 7-0 shutout victory over Grace.


Women's Tennis

Women’s Tennis Downs Kalamazoo for Second Straight Win

Valparaiso opened the home portion of its tennis schedule on Saturday morning with a 7-0 shutout of Kalamazoo for the Crusaders’ second straight victory in a match played at the Homewood-Flossmoor Racquet Club in Flossmoor, Ill.


Women's Bowling

Crusaders Ranked Third in Latest NTCA Poll

Valparaiso remained among the top squads in the nation with the release of the February National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA) coaches poll on Saturday, as the Crusaders came in ranked #3 nationally.


Softball

Valpo Softball Drops Season Opener

The Valparaiso softball team opened the 2012 season Friday evening, but couldn’t come out of the night with a victory, falling to UNI 6-0 in the opener of the Ramada Inn UNI Dome Tournament in Ames, Iowa. The tournament was originally scheduled to be hosted by UNI, but the entirety of the tournament has been moved to Iowa State due to equipment failure at the UNI Dome.


Men's Track & Field

Crusaders Open GVSU Big Meet Friday

Kevin Adamik (Elmhurst, Ill./York Community) and Nick Fagan (Sycamore, Ill./Sycamore) both moved up Valpo’s all-time top-fives in their respective events, while Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) posted a pair of top-six finishes in invite-only events Friday evening as the Valparaiso men’s track and field team opened competition at the GVSU Big Meet in Allendale, Mich.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Men Look to Maintain Top Spot Saturday at YSU

First-place Valparaiso closes out its Horizon League road schedule on Saturday evening as the Crusaders look to stay atop the league standings with a showdown at Youngstown State. The Crusaders have won 14 straight meetings with the Penguins, including 10 consecutive since joining the Horizon League.


Women's Basketball

Women's Hoops Closes Road Trip Saturday at Butler

Valparaiso wraps up its three-game road trip on Saturday afternoon traveling to historic Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis to battle longtime rival Butler. The Crusaders are looking for back-to-back road victories for the first time since March of 2008.


Men's Basketball

No-Doubt Victory Puts Crusaders in First Place

Playing on the road in a first-place showdown Thursday night in Cleveland, Ohio, Valparaiso surrendered the first point of the game to Cleveland State. Valpo then scored 17 straight over the next eight minutes to seize control for good, and the lead never dropped into single digits the rest of the way, as the Crusaders came out of the Wolstein Center with a 59-41 victory and atop the Horizon League standings.


Men's Basketball

Single-Game Tickets For Butler On Sale Now

Single-game tickets for the Valparaiso men’s basketball team’s regular-season finale at the ARC at 6 p.m. on Friday, February 24 against Butler are available now through the Valparaiso University Ticket Office.


Softball

Season-Opening Tournament Moved to Ames

Originally scheduled to be held at UNI, softball's season-opening weekend at the UNI Ramada Dome Tournament has been moved to Ames, Iowa on the campus of Iowa State. In addition, the Crusaders' opener Friday evening against UNI will start one hour earlier, at 6 p.m.


Baseball

Crusaders Baseball Poised for 2012 Season

After finishing second in the 2011 Horizon League Tournament, the Valparaiso University baseball team takes to the diamond in 2012 looking to take the next step in moving towards the top of the conference. The Crusaders will look for their first conference title since winning the Heartland Collegiate Conference in 1982 while trying to advance to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1976.


Softball

Crusader Softball Ready to Start 2012 Campaign

Last season saw the Valparaiso softball team finish just one-half game out of the Horizon League regular season championship and advance to the final day of the league tournament for the second consecutive year. With 15 out of 18 letterwinners back from last year’s team, the 2012 iteration of the Crusaders enters this season with their eyes set at the top of the Horizon League standings.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Heads to Cleveland State For First-Place Showdown

In what looks to be the biggest game of the year up to this point, Valparaiso travels to Cleveland State on Thursday evening in a matchup for first place in the league standings. The Crusaders enter having won seven of their last eight games, while the Vikings have won eight of their last nine.


Baseball

Valpo Baseball Tabbed Third in Horizon League

Valparaiso University has been picked to finish in third place this season in the Horizon League according to the 2012 preseason poll as voted upon by the league’s head coaches.


Softball

Valpo Tabbed Fourth in 2012 HL Preseason Poll

The Valparaiso University softball team has been picked to finish in fourth place in the Horizon League standings for the 2012 season in preseason polling by the league’s head coaches.


Men's Tennis

Valpo’s Baum Earns Horizon League’s Weekly Tennis Honor

Valparaiso University’s Chris Baum (Charlotte, N.C./Providence H.S.) has been named the Horizon League Men’s Tennis Athlete of the Week for his role in the Crusaders’ 4-3 victory at Dayton on Saturday afternoon.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Women’s Soccer Inks Eight to NLIs

Valparaiso University head women’s soccer coach John Marovich has announced the signing of eight players to National Letters of Intent. Joining the Crusaders in the fall of 2012 are Taylor Colliau, Rita Craven, Sabrina DeNard, Jenny Fassbinder, Sarrah Ludwig, Shelby Oelschlager, Jordyn Ryfiak, and Sarah Silvasi.


Women's Bowling

Crusaders Place Seventh at Prairie View

#1 Valparaiso closed out the Prairie View A&M Invitational in Arlington, Texas on Sunday, finishing the three-day event in seventh place.


Men's Basketball

Hot Shooting Leads Crusaders to Win Over Wright State

Valparaiso shot a blistering 65.6% from the floor on Saturday evening and missed just two shots from inside the 3-point line, leading nearly start-to-finish in a 63-54 Horizon League victory over Wright State in front of a raucous crowd of 4,727 at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The Crusaders have now won seven of their last eight contests and are currently in a virtual tie atop the league standings.


Men's Track & Field

Two School Records By Smith Highlight Valpo Men’s Weekend

Sophomore Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) lowered two of his school records in the 60m and 200m dashes on Saturday at the Meyo Invitational in Notre Dame, Ind. to highlight the Valparaiso men’s track and field team’s weekend. A number of Crusaders competed at Notre Dame, while the majority of the squad competed at the Mastodon Invitational in Fort Wayne, Ind.


Men's Tennis

Valpo Picks Up Season’s First Win, Downs Dayton 4-3

Valparaiso’s men’s tennis team picked up the all-important doubles point on the way to recording its first victory of the 2012 spring season on Saturday afternoon, defeating Dayton 4-3 at the Five Seasons Racquet Club in Dayton, Ohio.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Rolls Past Cleveland State Behind Varner’s 26 Points

Ashley Varner (South Bend, Ind./Washington H.S.) and Ieva Jansone (Riga, Latvia/AgenskalaGymnasium H.S.) both tallied career highs on Saturday afternoon and Valparaiso used a 23-3 run spanning both halves to cruise to a 66-48 victory over Cleveland State at the Wolstein Center in Cleveland, Ohio.


Women's Track & Field

Crusaders Continue Indoor Season at Mastodon Invite

Led by a near record-setting performance by sophomore Kelley Freeman (Valparaiso, Ind./Chesterton), the Valparaiso women’s track and field team continued the 2012 indoor campaign Saturday at the Mastodon Invitational in Fort Wayne, Ind.


Women's Bowling

Valpo Sixth Entering Final Day at Prairie View A&M

#1 Valparaiso enters the final day of action at the Prairie View A&M Invitational in Arlington, Texas in sixth place out of 12 comnpeting teams.


Women's Swimming

Crusader Women Sweep Saturday’s Meet

Valparaiso swept all three contests in a quadrangular meet held in Monmouth, Ill. The Crusaders defeated Monmouth (Ill.) 163-87, Augustana (Ill.) 155-102, and Western Illinois 144-99 in the final tune-up for the Horizon League Championships.


Men's Swimming

Valpo Closes Dual Meet Season Saturday at Monmouth

Valparaiso wrapped up the dual meet portion of the 2011-2012 season on Saturday afternoon, defeating Monmouth (Ill.) while falling to Augustana (Ill.) and Western Illinois in a triple dual meet held in Monmouth, Ill.


Women's Tennis

Valpo Women Split Matches to Open 2012 Season

Valparaiso’s women’s tennis team opened the 2012 spring season on Friday splitting a pair of matches at the Pine Ridge Racquet and Fitness Club in Fort Wayne, Ind. The Crusaders bounced back from a 7-0 loss during the afternoon against IPFW to defeat Wittenberg 6-1 in the evening contest.


Women's Bowling

Crusaders In Third Place After Day One at Prairie View

#1 Valparaiso sits in third place after the first of three days of competition at the Prairie View A&M Invitational, being held at the Bowling International Training and Research Center in Arlington, Texas.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Aims For Weekend Sweep Saturday Versus Wright State

Winners of six of its last seven contests, Valparaiso looks to maintain its spot within the top-two of the Horizon League standings as the Crusaders host Wright State Saturday evening at 7:05 p.m.


Women's Basketball

Crusaders Continue Ohio Swing Saturday at Cleveland State

Valparaiso continues its three-game road trip on Saturday afternoon, continuing its swing through Northeast Ohio with a stop in Cleveland. The Crusaders will battle Cleveland State in a Saturday matinee.


Men's Basketball

Broekhoff Leads Way In Come-From-Behind Win Over Detroit

For the second straight game, Valparaiso erased a double-figure second-half deficit, as a career-high 26-point performance from junior Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) helped lead the Crusaders to a 78-73 victory over Detroit Thursday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Falls in Tough Road Battle at Youngstown State

Valparaiso battled back from a 10-point second half deficit to tie the game in the final two minutes, but could never take the lead as Youngstown State defeated the Crusaders 64-58 on Thursday evening at the Beeghly Center in Youngstown, Ohio.


Volleyball

Valpo Volleyball Places Four on Academic All-League Team

The Valparaiso volleyball team tied for league-high honors, placing four players on the Academic All-Horizon League team for 2011. Sophomore Sarah Dooms (Greenwood, Ind./Center Grove), redshirt freshman Lindsey Hauch (Coloma, Mich./Coloma), senior Jenny Pokorny (Geneva, Ill./Geneva) and junior Taylor Root (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) all earned the accolade for the combination of their performance on the court and in the classroom.


Baseball, Athletics

Hall of Fame Class of 2012 Includes Baseball Player Russ Steinbeck

One of the top outfielders ever to play baseball at Valparaiso University, Russ Steinbeck helped to lead the Crusaders to a pair of Indiana Collegiate Conference championships as well as two NCAA Tournament berths during his career with the Brown and Gold, and on Saturday, February 4, he will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Return Home to Take On Detroit

Valparaiso starts a stretch in which it will play five of its final seven Horizon League contests in the friendly confines of the ARC on Thursday evening, as the Crusaders host Detroit for a special 6:30 p.m. start time. The Crusaders enter the week just one-half game out of first place in the league table.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Opens Second Half of League Play at Youngstown State

The second half of Horizon League action tips off on Thursday evening as Valparaiso takes a trip east to the state of Ohio. The Crusaders will battle Youngstown State in the first of three straight road contests while playing five of their next seven games overall away from the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Women's Cross Country

Three Crusader Runners Earn Academic All-League Honor

Three Valparaiso cross country student-athletes were awarded Horizon League Academic All-League honors as the league revealed the squads. Sophomore Claire Johnson (Eden Prairie, Minn./Eden Prairie) represented the Crusaders on the women’s side, while junior Joe Johnson (Darien, Ill./Downers Grove South) and senior Jordan Piaskowy (Crete, Ill./Illiana Christian) each earned the accolade on the men’s side.


Men's Cross Country

Three Crusader Runners Earn Academic All-League Honor

Three Valparaiso cross country student-athletes were awarded Horizon League Academic All-League honors as the league revealed the squads. Sophomore Claire Johnson (Eden Prairie, Minn./Eden Prairie) represented the Crusaders on the women’s side, while junior Joe Johnson (Darien, Ill./Downers Grove South) and senior Jordan Piaskowy (Crete, Ill./Illiana Christian) each earned the accolade on the men’s side.


Men's Basketball, Athletics

Tom Smith Among Hall of Fame Class of 2012

Among the winningest coaches in college basketball history, Tom Smith both played and coached at Valparaiso University, and on Saturday, February 4, he will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders to Take On Loyola Marymount on ESPNU in BracketBusters

The Valparaiso men’s basketball team learned Monday evening that it had earned a televised appearance in the 2012 Sears BracketBusters X event and will travel to the West Coast, as the Crusaders will face off against Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles, Calif. on Friday evening, Feb. 17 at 8 p.m. CT live on ESPNU.


Women's Tennis

Women's Tennis Begins 2012 Season Friday

A young Valparaiso University women’s tennis team is set to take the courts for the 2012 season looking to surprise the Horizon League.


Men's Soccer

Crusaders Place Four on Academic All-League Squad

The Valparaiso men’s soccer team placed a league-high four student-athletes on the Horizon League men’s soccer Academic All-League team, as Kevin Miller (Jefferson City, Mo./Helias), Todd Vervynckt (Plymouth, Ind./Plymouth), Wei Ming Wong (Hong Kong/Hong Kong International [SMU]) and Kyle Zobeck (Coralville, Iowa/Iowa City West) all earned the accolades after helping the Crusaders to the 2011 Horizon League regular season title while also excelling in the classroom.


Women's Soccer

Hoaglin Named to Horizon League’s All-Academic Team

Valparaiso University’s Rachel Hoaglin (Lakeville, Minn./Academy of Holy Angels H.S.) has been named to the Academic All-Horizon League Team in women’s soccer.


Volleyball, Athletics

Valpo Hall of Fame to Induct Lauren (Moulton) Marshall

A force from the right side, Lauren (Moulton) Marshall ranks as one of the top hitters on the volleyball court in Valparaiso University history, and on Saturday, February 4, she will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame.


Women's Bowling

Crusaders Finish In Fifth Place at Kutztown

#1 Valparaiso finished in fifth place at the Kutztown Invitational in Reading, Pa. on Sunday, winning its final match of the tournament to earn the fifth-place finish in the nation's largest NCAA bowling tournament of the season.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Uses Defense For Comeback Win at Milwaukee

Valparaiso rallied from an 11-point second-half deficit against Milwaukee and limited the Panthers to just11 points in the game’s final 17:30 as the Crusaders earned a hard-fought 55-52 victory Saturday afternoon in Milwaukee, Wis.


Men's Swimming

Valpo Men Down Monmouth for Season’s First Victory

Valparaiso made the most of its Senior Day meet on Saturday afternoon, sending the upperclassmen out in style with a 57-36 victory over Monmouth (Ill.) at the Athletics-Recreation Center for the Crusaders’ first victory of the season in the home finale.


Women's Swimming

Crusaders Down Monmouth, Fall to Butler Saturday Afternoon

Valparaiso posted five event victories on Saturday afternoon in its home finale, and split a double dual meet at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The Crusaders downed Monmouth (Ill.) 63-40 while dropping a 56-39 decision to Butler.


Women's Bowling

Valpo Continues Strong Play at Kutztown Invitational

#1 Valparaiso continued its strong run of play at the Kutztown Invitational in Reading, Pa. on Saturday, going 5-1 for the second straight day and ending the six-match day in third place out of the 28 competing teams.


Men's Tennis

Whitmer Posts Win for Valpo in Season Opener

Adam Whitmer (Shipshewana, Ind./Westview H.S.) earned a win at fourth singles for Valparaiso on Saturday afternoon, but the Crusaders dropped a 6-1 match to Ball State at the Muncie YMCA in Muncie, Ind. in the season opener for the Brown and Gold.


Women's Basketball

#12/9 Green Bay Downs Valpo to Close First Half

Valparaiso wrapped up the first half of Horizon League play on Saturday afternoon, dropping a 65-37 game to #12/9 Green Bay at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Men's Track & Field

Crusader Men Earn Six Victories at IPFW Quadrangular

Four different athletes combined for six event victories as the Valparaiso men's track and field team continued the 2012 indoor season Saturday at the IPFW Quadrangular in Fort Wayne, Ind., facing off against Oakland and Detroit in addition to the host Mastodons.


Women's Track & Field

Valpo Continues Indoor Season at IPFW Quadrangular Meet

Sophomore Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) registered two of Valparaiso's four first-place finishes on Saturday as the Crusader women's track and field team took on IPFW, Detroit and Oakland at the IPFW Quadrangular in Fort Wayne, Ind.


Women's Bowling

Crusaders Off to Strong 5-1 Start at Kutztown Invitational

Against one of the strongest single-day lineups #1 Valparaiso will face all season long, the Crusaders showed why they are ranked as the nation’s top-ranked team, going 5-1 on the first day of competition Friday at the Kutztown Invitational in Reading, Pa. and ending the day in second place.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Women Host Nationally-Ranked Green Bay Saturday Afternoon

Valparaiso closes the first half of Horizon League play on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders host nationally-ranked Green Bay. The Phoenix enter the contest as one of two unbeaten teams in the country and are ranked #12/9 in the polls. Green Bay is the highest ranked team to visit the ARC since #8/8 Notre Dame came to Valparaiso in 2008.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Look to Rebound at Milwaukee Saturday

Valparaiso closes out a four-game road trip, its longest road swing of the season, Saturday afternoon in the Horizon League Network Game of the Week at Milwaukee, which can be seen locally on Comcast SportsNet Chicago. Both squads enter Saturday’s contest tied for second place in the league standings, just one-half game out of the league lead.


Athletics

James Malayter to be Inducted into Valpo’s Hall of Fame

A fixture around the Valparaiso University sports medicine program for more than two decades, James Malayter, M.D., served as the Crusaders’ team physician for all of the University’s sports teams, and on Saturday, February 4, he will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Falls at Home to Milwaukee Thursday Night

Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury H.S.) and Gina Lange (Wyoming, Minn./Forest Lake H.S.) combined for 31 points on Thursday evening in a 55-47 setback to Milwaukee at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Men's Basketball

Boggs’ Career High Not Enough as Valpo Falls at Green Bay

Junior Ben Boggs (Roanoke, Va./Hidden Valley [Virginia Tech]) hit all five of his 3-point attempts en route to a career-best 17 points, but Valparaiso fell to Green Bay to start the second half of Horizon League play, 75-60, Thursday evening in Green Bay, Wis.


Volleyball, Athletics, Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame to Induct Katie (Bova) Hoffman on Feb. 4

One of the top setters all-time at Valparaiso University, Katie (Bova) Hoffmann helped lead the Crusaders’ volleyball program to three Mid-Continent Conference titles as well as three NCAA Tournament appearances, and on Saturday, February 4, she will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame.


Men's Basketball, Athletics, Hall of Fame

Homer Drew Set to be Inducted into Valpo Hall of Fame

A fixture on the sidelines for more than two decades, Dr. Homer Drew led Valparaiso University to 371 victories and nine postseason appearances while at the helm of the Crusader basketball program, and on Saturday, February 4, he will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame.


Women's Basketball

Crusader Women Return Home Thursday to Host Milwaukee

Valparaiso returns to the Athletics-Recreation Center on Thursday evening to begin a two-game homestand. The Crusaders will host Milwaukee as both schools look for their second Horizon League victory of the year.


Women's Basketball

Valpo’s Varner Named Horizon League’s Scholar-Athlete of the Month

Valparaiso University’s Ashley Varner (South Bend, Ind./Washington H.S.) has been named the Horizon League’s Scholar-Athlete of the Month for December.


Men's Basketball

First-Place Valpo Heads to Green Bay

Valparaiso looks to maintain its current run of form this Thursday evening as the Crusaders continue their four-game road trip at Green Bay. Valpo has won four straight games and six of its last seven to ascend into a tie for first place in the Horizon League standings at the halfway point of the league slate.


Football

Valpo Has 32 Football Players Named to PFL Honor Roll

Valparaiso University had 32 members of its football program named to the Pioneer Football League’s Academic Honor Roll for their work in the classroom during the Fall 2011 semester, nearly doubling the number of student-athletes from the 2010 season.


Men's Tennis

2012 Men's Tennis Team Set to Take the Courts

The 2012 spring tennis season opens for Valparaiso University with the Crusaders looking to move up the ranks in the Horizon League. Head coach Jim Daugherty returns for his 27th season at the helm of the Brown and Gold and has a roster loaded with seniors on it this year.


Women's Swimming

Valpo Women Compete at Butler Invitational Sunday

Valparaiso’s women swam to a fifth place finish on Sunday in Fishers, Ind. at the Butler Invitational.


Men's Swimming

Valpo Finishes Third at Butler Invitational

Valparaiso’s men’s swim team finished in third place on Sunday afternoon at the Butler Invitational held in Fishers, Ind.


Women's Basketball

Flames Defeat Valpo Saturday Night in Chicago

Ashley Timmerman (Pontiac, Ill./Pontiac H.S.) tallied a season-high 14 points, making four three-pointers, but Valparaiso was unable to overcome three UIC players in double figures on Saturday night, falling to the Flames 54-43 at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Ill.


Men's Basketball

First-Place Crusaders Earn Hard-Fought Win at UIC

Juniors Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) and Kevin Van Wijk (Hoofddorp, Netherlands/Katholieke Scholengemeenschap Hoofddorp) combined for all ten points in a 10-0 run that put Valparaiso up nine points with seven minutes to play, and the Crusaders would never trail again, eventually earning a 60-55 victory over UIC Saturday afternoon in Chicago. The win guarantees Valpo a share of first place in the Horizon League standings at the halfway point of the league schedule.


Men's Track & Field

Crusader Men Place Fourth at Wisconsin

The Valparaiso men's track and field team totaled six top-five finishes en route to a fourth-place finish at the Wisconsin Invitational on Saturday afternoon.


Women's Track & Field

Valpo Women Post Fifth-Place Finish Saturday

Continuing its 2012 indoor season on Saturday afternoon, the Valparaiso women's track and field team closed out action at the Wisconsin Invitational with a fifth-place finish.


Women's Bowling

Crusaders Close Out Big Red Invitational

#1 Valparaiso closed out action at the three-day Big Red Invitational in Lincoln, Neb. on Saturday morning, finishing the tournament in seventh place.


Women's Bowling

Valpo Goes Undefeated on Second Day at Nebraska

#1 Valparaiso went a perfect 5-0 on the second day of competition at the Big Red Invitational in Lincoln, Neb. on Friday and enters the final day of action in fifth place out of 12 competing squads.


Men's Swimming

Men’s Swimming Falls at UIC Friday Night

After more than a month off for the holiday break, the Valparaiso men’s swim team returned to the water on Friday evening, falling 136-71 to UIC in Chicago, Ill.


Women's Swimming

Crusader Women Fall Short in Double Dual Friday

Valparaiso’s women’s swim team dropped both ends of a double dual meet on Friday evening in Chicago, Ill., falling 203-31 to Illinois State and 194-38 against UIC.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Women Head to UIC for Saturday Night Showdown

Valparaiso returns to the Windy City this weekend for a rare prime time Saturday evening contest as the Crusaders face UIC at the Pavilion. Valpo is looking to score its first Horizon League road win of the season facing a Flames’ team that has lost just twice at home all year.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Returns to Chicago to Face UIC

Coming off their biggest road win in nearly 12 years, Valparaiso looks for its fourth consecutive victory as the Crusaders aim for a sweep of the Chicago road trip against UIC at 3 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. The showdown with the Flames concludes the first half of the Horizon League slate. The game can be seen locally on Comcast SportsNet Chicago.


Women's Soccer

Valpo’s Hoaglin Earns Academic All-Region Honors

Valparaiso University’s Rachel Hoaglin (Lakeville, Minn./Academy of Holy Angels H.S.) has been named to the 2011 National Soccer Coaches Association of America Scholar All-Central Third Team.


Women's Bowling

Valpo Fourth After Day One at Big Red Invitational

The #1 Valparaiso bowling team returned to the lanes Thursday evening at the Big Red Invitational in Lincoln, Neb., closing the first day of action in fourth place in the 12-team field.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Cruise to Road Win Over Loyola

Valparaiso led nearly from start to finish, placing four players in double figures in the scoring column as the Crusaders captured their third straight victory with a 69-48 triumph over Loyola Thursday evening in Chicago, Ill.


Women's Basketball

Loyola Surges Past Valpo in Second Half

Gina Lange (Wyoming, Minn./Forest Lake H.S.) scored a career-high 17 points for Valparaiso on Thursday evening at the Gentile Arena, but Loyola (Chicago) went on a 32-5 run late in the second half and defeated the Crusaders 86-56 in Chicago, Ill.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Travels to Rogers Park To Take On Loyola

Winners of four of its last five games, Valparaiso makes the first of two quick trips to the Windy City on Thursday evening as the Crusaders prepare to take on Loyola. Valpo enters the weekend tied for second place in the Horizon League standings, just one game out of first. The game, which tips at 7 p.m., can be seen locally on Lakeshore Public Television.


Baseball

Coach Woodson to be Inducted into NC State Hall of Fame

Valparaiso University head baseball coach Tracy Woodson will be inducted into the North Carolina State University Baseball Hall of Fame as part of the 2012 First Pitch Banquet held on Feb. 16 in Raleigh, N.C.


Men's Soccer

Valpo’s Antonijevic Drafted Into MLS by Sporting Kansas City

Center back Stefan Antonijevic (Buffalo Grove, Ill./Stevenson) became the first player in Valparaiso men’s soccer history to be drafted into Major League Soccer on Tuesday, as he was selected with the fifth pick of the third round of the 2012 MLS Supplemental Draft by Sporting Kansas City.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Women Head to the Windy City to Battle Loyola

After registering their first Horizon League victory of the season last Saturday afternoon, the Valparaiso Crusaders return to the hardwood on Thursday evening, traveling to the Windy City of Chicago to battle the Ramblers of Loyola (Chicago). The Crusaders will play five of their next seven games away from the Athletics-Recreation Center beginning on Thursday.


Women's Bowling

Crusaders #1 in Inaugural NTCA Media Poll

Valparaiso, which ascended to #1 in the nation in the December National Tenpin Coaches Association coaches poll, remained ranked #1 nationally as the NTCA released today the inaugural iteration of its media poll.


Men's Track & Field

Smith Named HL Male Track Athlete of the Week

After running to a pair of second-place finishes at last weekend’s Bob Eubanks Open, Valparaiso sophomore sprinter Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) was named the Horizon League Male Track Athlete of the Week, his second career weekly honor from the league office.


Men's Basketball

Van Wijk Earns HL Player of the Week Honor

For the second time this season, Valparaiso junior Kevin Van Wijk (Hoofddorp, Netherlands/Katholieke Scholengemeenschap Hoofddorp) has been named the Horizon League Player of the Week after putting together back-to-back career-high scoring outputs in a pair of league wins this past weekend.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Downs Cleveland State, Moves Into Second Place

Valparaiso shot 60% from the floor on Sunday afternoon, including a blistering 21-of-28 from inside the arc, and Kevin Van Wijk (Hoofddorp, Netherlands/Katholieke Scholengemeenschap Hoofddorp) matched his career high for the second straight game with 23 points as the Crusaders downed Horizon League co-leader Cleveland State 72-66 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Women's Bowling

Crusaders Close Mid-Winter Invitational With Three Wins

#1 Valparaiso posted a perfect 3-0 record on the final day of competition at the Mid-Winter Invitational in Jonesboro, Ark. on Sunday morning, moving up three spots in the bracket round to finish the tournament in seventh place out of 16 teams.


Women's Basketball

Crusaders Down Butler for First Horizon League Victory

Valparaiso made a season-high eight three-pointers and the defense came up with key stops down the stretch as the Crusaders defeated Butler 58-53 on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center for the Brown and Gold’s first victory of the season in Horizon League play.


Women's Bowling

Crusaders Continue Play at Mid-Winter Invitational

For the second straight day, #1 Valparaiso went 3-2 in action Saturday at the Mid-Winter Invitational in Jonesboro, Ark. and will enter Sunday's bracket play in tenth place.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Looks For Weekend Sweep Sunday

Valparaiso looks for a Horizon League weekend sweep at the ARC as the Crusaders host Cleveland State on Sunday afternoon. For the second straight contest, the Crusaders will be taking on a team tied atop the league standings.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Defeat Youngstown State, Move to 4-2 In League

Four Crusaders scored in double figures, led by a game and career-high 23 points from junior Kevin Van Wijk (Hoofddorp, Netherlands/Katholieke Scholengemeenschap Hoofddorp), as Valparaiso handily defeated Youngstown State, 76-62, Friday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Women's Track & Field

Crusader Women Compete Friday at Grand Valley State

The Valparaiso women’s track and field team got a pair of seventh-place finishes from Claire Johnson (Eden Prairie, Minn./Eden Prairie), as well as a seventh-place finish from Jessica Richardson (Columbus, Ind./North) as the distance runners led the way for the Crusaders at the Bob Eubanks Open in Allendale, Mich. on Friday, hosted by Grand Valley State.


Men's Track & Field

Pair of Seconds From Smith Lead Valpo Friday

Sophomore Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) registered a pair of second-place finishes to lead the Valparaiso men’s track and field team as the Crusaders took to the track for the first time in 2012 at the Bob Eubanks Open in Allendale, Mich. on Friday, hosted by Grand Valley State.


Women's Bowling

Crusaders Resume 2011-2012 Season at Mid-Winter Invitational

The nation’s top-ranked bowling team returned to the lanes on Friday afternoon, as Valparaiso resumed the 2011-2012 campaign on the first day of action at the Mid-Winter Invitational in Jonesboro, Ark., hosted by Arkansas State.


Football

Football Announces Academic Top 10

Valparaiso University head coach Dale Carlson has announced the football programs Academic Top 10 for the fall semester for players returning for the 2012 season.


Women's Basketball

Crusader Women Close Homestand Saturday Hosting Butler

After a week off from competition, Valparaiso returns to the hardwood on Saturday afternoon to entertain longtime rival Butler. The Crusaders will be wrapping up a three-game homestand when facing the Bulldogs, and are looking for their first Horizon League victory of the season.


Men's Basketball

Homer Drew Honored Wednesday Night by Gary Old Timers

Former Valparaiso University men’s basketball head coach Dr. Homer Drew was honored Wednesday night with the Gary Old Timers Lifetime Achievement Award at the 66th Annual Gary Old Timers Athletic Association banquet at the Avalon Manor in Hobart.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Return Home to Host YSU Friday

Valparaiso begins its only home Horizon League weekend this month on Friday evening as the Crusaders welcome Youngstown State to the ARC. Valpo has defeated the Penguins 13 consecutive times, including nine straight as Horizon League foes.


Baseball

Valpo Baseball Players Excel in the Classroom

Valparaiso University baseball program has posted a combined grade point average of 3.09 for the 2011 fall semester head coach Tracy Woodson has announced. Twenty of the 33 team members achieved a semester GPA of 3.0 or higher.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Men Fall at Wright State

Valparaiso’s bid for a third consecutive victory was denied Sunday afternoon despite a two-point halftime lead, as Wright State out-scored the Crusaders by 20 points in the second half as Valpo fell 73-55 to the Raiders in Dayton, Ohio.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Falls Short Versus Youngstown State

Valparaiso took a three-point lead into the final eight minutes of the game but a 10-1 run by Youngstown State gave the Penguins the lead for good and they hung on to defeat the Crusaders 55-48 on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Men Look to Make It Three Straight Sunday at WSU

Valparaiso looks for its third straight victory and attempts to improve to 3-0 on the road in Horizon League play as the Crusaders, one of five squads tied atop the league standings entering this weekend, face off at Wright State against the Raiders Sunday afternoon.


Men's Basketball

Buggs’ Buzzer-Beater Lifts Valpo Over Detroit

Redshirt junior Erik Buggs (Memphis, Tenn./Mitchell) received an inbounds pass in a tie game with 4.6 seconds left and took it the length of the court himself, driving down the left side and going all the way to the basket before laying it in at the buzzer to give Valparaiso a 73-71 victory Friday evening in Horizon League play against Detroit.


Women's Basketball

Crusaders and Penguins to Meet Saturday at the ARC

Valparaiso continues its current three-game homestand on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders welcome longtime rival Youngstown State to the Athletics-Recreation Center. Both schools are looking to bounce back from Horizon League losses on Thursday night.


Women's Basketball

Cleveland State Defeats Valpo Thursday at the ARC

Valparaiso played solid defense yet again on Thursday evening but was unable to overcome a cold shooting night from the floor and fell to Cleveland State 49-45 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Men's Basketball

Valparaiso Athletics Mourns the Passing of Gene Bartow

Legendary basketball coach Gene Bartow, who guided the Valparaiso men’s basketball program from 1964-1970 and was inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009, passed away Tuesday evening at the age of 81 after battling cancer for the last two and a half years.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Hit Road to Face Detroit

Valparaiso opens play in 2012 Friday evening as the Crusaders continue Horizon League play with a game at Detroit. The game, which starts a stretch of six road games in the next eight contests for Valpo, will have live video available exclusively on ESPN3.com.


Football

Blair Named to ADA Academic All-Star Team

Valparaiso University offensive lineman Nate Blair (Crete, Ill./Andrean [Ind.] H.S.) has been named to the 14th annual Football Championship Subdivision Athletic Directors Association (FCS ADA) Academic All-Star Team.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Returns Home Thursday to Host Cleveland State

Valparaiso opens the 2012 calendar year on Thursday evening hosting Cleveland State in the first game of a three-game homestand. The Crusaders will play five of their next seven games at the friendly confines of the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Men's Soccer

Zobeck Named to NSCAA Scholar All-America Third Team

Valparaiso junior goalkeeper Kyle Zobeck (Coralville, Iowa/Iowa City West) has been named a Third Team Scholar All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) for his performance in 2011, both on the field and in the classroom. Zobeck was one of just 35 Division I student-athletes to earn a spot on the NSCAA Scholar All-American squads.


Men's Cross Country, Women's Cross Country

Crusader Cross Country Announces Year-End Awards

Mike Straubel announced today the year-end awards for the Valparaiso men’s and women’s cross country teams, highlighted by the honoring of the squads’ Most Valuable Runners from the 2011 campaign: senior Nick Fagan (Sycamore, Ill./Sycamore) and freshman Jessica Richardson (Columbus, Ind./North).


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Send Out 2011 With Wild Win Over Green Bay

In a high-scoring affair at the Athletics-Recreation Center, it was Valparaiso which ended the game on top, as the Crusaders led by as many as 18 points and eventually held on for a 90-87 victory over Green Bay in a New Year’s Eve matinee Saturday.


Women's Basketball

Titans Top Valpo Saturday in Detroit

Ashley Varner (South Bend, Ind./Washington H.S.) and Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury H.S.) both registered double-doubles for Valparaiso but the Crusaders could not overcome 62.5% shooting in the first half by Detroit and fell 68-52 at Calihan Hall in Detroit, Mich.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Men Hosting New Year's Eve Matinee

The Valparaiso men’s basketball team concludes the 2011 calendar year at the ARC with a Saturday afternoon matinee, as the Crusaders host Green Bay on New Year’s Eve at 4:05 p.m. Valpo is looking to snap a two-game losing streak heading into the new year.


Women's Basketball

Crusaders Head to Detroit for New Year's Eve Day Clash with the Titans

Valparaiso will look for its first Horizon League victory of the season on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders close out the 2011 calendar year in the Motor City facing Detroit. With a victory, the Crusaders would close the month of December with a winning record as well.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Drop Tight Horizon League Home Opener

After leading for most of the game, Valparaiso reclaimed a one-point advantage with 1:25 to go, only to see Milwaukee’s Kaylon Williams rattle home a 3-pointer on the next trip to give the Panthers the lead for good, as the Crusaders fell Thursday evening, 57-55, at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Women's Basketball

Wright State Downs Valpo Women in Horizon League Opener

Valparaiso opened its fifth season of Horizon League basketball on Wednesday evening, dropping a 58-42 game to Wright State at the Wright State Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio.


Men's Basketball

Crusader Men Return to Horizon League Play

Valparaiso begins the bulk of the Horizon League schedule on Thursday evening at home as the Crusaders play host to Milwaukee. Each of Valpo's next 15 games is a league contest, as the Crusaders have just one non-league game left on the regular season slate.


Women's Basketball

Women's Hoops Opens Horizon League Play Wednesday at Wright State

After winning three of its last four games prior to Christmas, Valparaiso looks to carry the momentum into Wednesday’s Horizon League opener as the Crusaders travel to Dayton, Ohio to battle the Wright State Raiders. Valpo is looking for its first three-game win streak since Nov. 14-22, 2009.


Women's Basketball

Happy Holidays From Valpo Women's Basketball

Happy holidays from the Valpo athletics department. Enjoy the Twelve Days of Christmas courtesy of the women's basketball team.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Drops Barnburner in Indianapolis

Valparaiso fought all the way back from a 17-point halftime deficit to tie Friday’s game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Ind. with 12 minutes to play, but IUPUI went on a 17-4 run shortly thereafter and took advantage of 41 free throw makes as the Crusaders fell by a final score of 97-88.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Returns to Indianapolis to Face IUPUI

Valparaiso hits the court for the final time before Christmas on Friday afternoon as the Crusaders travel to Indianapolis for the second time this month, this time to take on former Mid-Con foe IUPUI at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, home of the NBA’s Indiana Pacers.


Women's Basketball

Timmerman’s Three Lifts Valpo Past Eastern Illinois

Christmas came early for Valparaiso on Tuesday evening as Ashley Timmerman’s (Pontiac, Ill./Pontiac H.S.) three-pointer with 29.8 seconds to play broke a tie and pushed the Crusaders past Eastern Illinois 53-50 at the Athletics-Recreation Center in the team’s final game before the holiday.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Earn Road Victory at NIU Tuesday

Valpo scored on six out of seven possessions in a key stretch just past the midway point of the second half, turning a one-point deficit into a 10-point lead en route to a 59-48 victory over Northern Illinois Tuesday evening in DeKalb, Ill.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Take Time Out to Visit Children’s Hospital

In the midst of a stretch of three games in seven days, the Valparaiso men’s basketball team took time out at the start of its most recent road trip on Monday afternoon to visit Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago to give gifts and share the holiday spirit with the children.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Closes Non-Conference Play Hosting Eastern Illinois Tuesday

Valparaiso returns to the Athletics-Recreation Center for the final time in the 2011 calendar year on Tuesday evening as the Crusaders host Eastern Illinois. The Brown and Gold looks to carry momentum into the Christmas holiday after winning three of its last five games following a 67-53 win at Ball State on Sunday afternoon.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Heads to Northern Illinois For Tuesday Contest

Valparaiso starts its final week of non-league play Tuesday evening as the Crusaders travel to DeKalb, Ill. to take on Northern Illinois. Valpo is looking to improve to 3-0 against the MAC this year, having already defeated Akron and Bowling Green this season.


Women's Basketball

Crusaders Score 67-53 Road Win at Ball State

Valparaiso erased a four-point halftime deficit and held Ball State to just 23.8% shooting in the second half on the way to a 67-53 road victory over the Cardinals on Sunday afternoon at Worthen Arena in Muncie, Ind.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Fall to Oakland on Buzzer-Beater

Oakland’s Reggie Hamilton hit a buzzer-beating shot from the top of the key as Valparaiso fell to the Golden Grizzlies at the ARC Saturday evening, 82-80. The loss was the first for the Crusaders this season at home in six games.


Women's Tennis

18 Matches on Spring Women’s Tennis Schedule

Eight home matches, including five slated for the Valpo Tennis Complex, mark the 2012 spring women’s tennis schedule for Valparaiso University which has been announced by head coach Traci Young.


Men's Tennis

Men’s Tennis Announces Spring Schedule

Valparaiso University men’s tennis coach Jim Daugherty has announced the Crusaders’ 21-match regular season spring schedule, which includes seven home contests, five of which are scheduled to be played at the Valpo Tennis Complex.


Women's Basketball

Women's Hoops Heads to Ball State Following Final Exams

After taking eight days off for final exams, Valparaiso returns to the court on Sunday afternoon looking for its first road victory of the 2011-2012 season. The Crusaders will travel to Muncie, Ind. to battle instate foe Ball State in their second to last non-conference game of the season.


Volleyball

Root Named Honorable Mention All-American

For the second consecutive season, Valparaiso junior libero Taylor Root (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) has been named an Honorable Mention All-American by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA). Root becomes the second player in Valpo volleyball history to twice receive the national accolade.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Set to Host Oakland

Valparaiso looks to keep its perfect home record this season intact on Saturday night as the Crusaders host former Mid-Con foe Oakland at the ARC. Valpo has started the season with five straight victories at home.


Athletics

Six to be Inducted into Valpo’s Hall of Fame on February 4

The Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame will induct six new members on Feb. 4 as part of the Class of 2012. This year’s class consists of Katie Bova, Homer Drew, Dr. James Malayter, Lauren Moulton, Tom Smith, and Russ Steinbeck, and will be the 15th since the Hall of Fame began in 1998.


Women's Bowling

#1! Valpo Bowling Ascends to Top of National Poll

The Valparaiso University bowling team made school history this week, becoming the first athletic program to earn a #1 ranking nationally as the Crusaders ascended to the top of the National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA) December coaches poll.


Men's Soccer

Wong, Zobeck Earn All-Region Accolades

Two more Valparaiso men’s soccer players have received NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region honors, as fifth-year senior Wei Ming Wong (Hong Kong/Hong Kong International [SMU]) and redshirt junior Kyle Zobeck (Coralville, Iowa/Iowa City West) both earned spots on the All-Region Third Team. The duo joins fifth-year seniorStefan Antonijevic (Buffalo Grove, Ill./Stevenson [College of Lake County/Marquette]), who was revealed as a First Team All-Region honoree late last week.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Back on Winning Track With Victory Over BGSU

In a game which was within one possession for virtually the last 10 minutes of play, it was Valparaiso which came up with the big points down the stretch, as the Crusaders went 10-for-12 from the free throw line over the game’s final two minutes to earn an 82-79 victory over Bowling Green State University Saturday evening at the ARC.


Women's Basketball

Crusaders Hang with Pitt Before Falling 65-56

Valparaiso was within two points of Big East foe Pittsburgh with under eight minutes to play on Saturday afternoon before an 8-0 run broke the game open and the Panthers went on to a 65-56 victory over the Crusaders at the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.


Women's Swimming

Women’s Swimming Downed at Green Bay

Valparaiso’s women’s swim team returned to the water on Saturday afternoon, dropping a 151-98 decision to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in Green Bay, Wis.


Men's Swimming

Green Bay Defeats Valpo’s Men

Valparaiso took to the water for the final time before the holiday break on Saturday afternoon, falling 157-87 to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in Green Bay, Wis.


Men's Soccer

Antonijevic Named First Team All-Region Honoree

Fifth-year senior Stefan Antonijevic (Buffalo Grove, Ill./Stevenson [College of Lake County/Marquette]) has been named to the NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region First Team, as released by the organization Friday morning.


Men's Soccer

Crusaders Announce VIP Spring Camp Dates

Valparaiso University Men's Soccer is proud to announce their 2012 Valpo VIP Spring Day Camp dates of March 18th and April 22nd. These one-day events are an alternative to the customary overnight camp and offer the serious high school, or post-high school, male soccer athlete a focused curriculum designed to assist them as they prepare and grow as soccer players.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Heads to Pitt Saturday to Face Big East Foe

After winning two of three games on the latest homestand, Valparaiso takes to the road on Saturday afternoon to battle Big East foe Pittsburgh. The Crusaders will play four of their next five games away from the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Men Return Home to Face BGSU

Valparaiso returns home to the ARC for the first time in three weeks Saturday evening as the Crusaders host Bowling Green State University. Valpo is looking to rebound after suffering a road defeat at IPFW Wednesday night.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Drops Road Game at IPFW

Valparaiso erased a 14-point first-half deficit to take a one-point lead with 14 minutes to play Wednesday evening in Fort Wayne, Ind., but IPFW scored the next five points to reclaim the lead for good and rode 60.8% shooting from the floor as the Crusaders fell by a final of 85-76.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Women’s Soccer Honored for Work in Classroom

Valparaiso University’s women’s soccer team has been named a recipient of the NSCAA Team Academic Award from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.


Women's Basketball

Crusaders Get Defensive in Victory over IPFW

Valparaiso’s defense held IPFW to just 22.8% shooting from the floor for the evening and four players scored in double figures on the offensive end as the Crusaders defeated IPFW 64-43 on Tuesday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Volleyball

Root Earns All-Region Accolade; Pokorny Named Honorable Mention

For the second straight season, Valparaiso had a pair of players honored by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) as the organization released its all-region teams on Tuesday. Junior libero Taylor Root (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) earned All-Midwest Region accolades for the second straight year, while senior setter Jenny Pokorny (Geneva, Ill./Geneva) was named an Honorable Mention All-Midwest Region recipient for the second time.


Men's Soccer

Crusader Men’s Soccer Earns NSCAA Team Academic Award

The Valparaiso men’s soccer program has once again been honored as a recipient of the NSCAA Team Academic Award from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, earning recognition for the ninth straight year.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Close Road Trip at IPFW

Valparaiso concludes a three-game road trip Wednesday evening as the Crusaders travel southeast to Fort Wayne to face off against IPFW. Valpo looks to carry the momentum from Saturday’s overtime win at Butler into Wednesday’s contest as it aims to improve to 7-2 on the season.


Football

Football Announces Team’s Year-End Awards

Valparaiso University head football coach Dale Carlson has announced nine individual award winners from the 2011 season based upon their performances throughout the year.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Closes Homestand Tuesday Hosting IPFW

Valparaiso wraps up a three-game homestand on Tuesday evening as the Crusaders entertain instate foe IPFW. The Brown and Gold is looking to finish with a winning homestand and rebound from a narrow 41-39 loss to Lehigh on Saturday afternoon.


Women's Golf

Sibil Gill Signs NLI to Play Golf at Valpo

Valparaiso University coach Mat Blair has announced that Sibil Gill has signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Crusaders’ women’s golf program beginning in the fall of 2012.


Men's Track & Field

Valpo Picks Up Four Event Victories at Mastodon Opener

Four different Crusaders picked up event victories on Saturday as the Valparaiso men’s track and field squad opened the indoor season at the Mastodon Opener in Fort Wayne, Ind.


Women's Track & Field

Crusaders Begin Season at Mastodon Opener

Led by a victory in the weight throw from sophomore Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park), the Valparaiso women’s track and field squad opened this year’s indoor campaign on Saturday at the Mastodon Opener in Fort Wayne, Ind.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Open HL Play With Thrilling Win at Butler

A 3-point play by junior Matt Kenney (Mooresville, Ind./Mooresville) with 32 seconds to play in overtime was the clinching play for Valparaiso as the Crusaders downed Butler in the Horizon League opener in Indianapolis on Saturday, 77-71. The win was Valpo’s first in Hinkle Fieldhouse since 1988.


Men's Swimming

Crusader Men Close Calvin Invitational in Sixth Place

Valparaiso concluded its first three-day meet of the season on Saturday evening posting a sixth place finish at the Calvin Winter Invitational at the Venema Aquatic Center in Grand Rapids, Mich.


Women's Swimming

Valpo Women Finish Seventh at Calvin Invite

Valparaiso wrapped up the three-day Calvin Winter Invitational on Saturday evening with a seventh place at the Venema Aquatic Center in Grand Rapids, Mich.


Women's Basketball

Lehigh Prevails over Valpo 41-39

Valparaiso had a chance on its final possession to tie or win on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center, but the Crusaders could not convert and fell 41-39 to Lehigh.


Women's Swimming

Segatto Sets Third Record of the Weekend for Crusader Women

Flavia Segatto (Pembroke Pines, Fla./Charleow Flanigan H.S.) added to her school record total on Friday evening as Valparaiso remains in seventh place through two days of the Calvin Winter Invitational held at the Venema Aquatic Center in Grand Rapids, Mich.


Men's Swimming

Valpo Men Move Into Sixth on Day Two at Calvin

Valparaiso’s men’s swim team moved up one spot in the team standings on Friday and currently sit in sixth place heading into the final day of competition at the Calvin Winter Invitational held at the Venema Aquatic Center in Grand Rapids, Mich.


Football

Valpo’s Blair Named to PFL All-Academic Team

Valparaiso University senior offensive lineman Nate Blair (Crete, Ill./Andrean [Ind.] H.S.) has been voted to the Academic All-Pioneer Football League’s First Team for his efforts both on the field and in the classroom.


Softball

Valpo Softball to Host Trio of Clinics

The Valparaiso softball program will be holding a number of clinics this winter. The Crusaders host a holiday clinic on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011 at the Athletics-Recreation Center for youths from 8th-12th grades. On Sunday, Jan. 29, Valpo will host hitting and pitching clinics for youths ages 8-18. Then Sunday, Feb. 19 marks the end of the winter camp season when high school students are invited to experience the Valparaiso Crusader advanced clinic.


Women's Basketball

Women's Hoops Homestand Continues Saturday as Valpo Hosts Lehigh

After picking up their first victory of the season on Wednesday evening, the Valparaiso Crusaders return to the hardwood on Saturday afternoon looking to continue the momentum. The Brown and Gold will host Lehigh at 12:05 p.m. CST in the second contest of a three-game homestand.


Women's Swimming

Segatto Sets Two Records on Thursday Night

Flavia Segatto (Pembroke Pines, Fla./Charleow Flanigan H.S.) obliterated Valparaiso’s 1650 freestyle record on her way to a second place finish in the event on Thursday evening during the opening night of competition at the Calvin Winter Invitational held at the Venema Aquatic Center in Grand Rapids, Mich. She also opened the night setting a new school mark in the 200 freestyle as the leadoff leg of the 800 freestyle relay.


Men's Swimming

Valpo Seventh after Opening Day at Calvin Invitational

Valparaiso opened the three-day Calvin Winter Invitational scoring 35 points in the first two events and sits in seventh place after Thursday evening’s competition at the Venema Aquatic Center in Grand Rapids, Mich.


Men's Golf

Michael Holevas Inks Golf NLI

Valparaiso University head coach Dave Gring has announced that Michael Holevas has signed a National Letter of Intent to play golf for the Crusaders beginning in the fall of 2012.


Women's Basketball

Crusaders Earn First Win Downing Indiana-Northwest

Paced by double-doubles from Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury H.S.) and Mallory Ladd (Evansville, Ind./Memorial H.S.), seven players scored seven or more points for Valparaiso on Wednesday evening as the Crusaders picked up their first victory of the season, defeating Indiana-Northwest 80-47 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Women's Bowling

Natalie Cortese Recognized as Sports Illustrated ‘Face in the Crowd’

Valparaiso senior Natalie Cortese (Hoffman Estates, Ill./Hoffman Estates) has been recognized as one of Sports Illustrated’s ‘Faces in the Crowd’ for the magazine’s December 5, 2011 issue.


Women's Golf

Women’s Golf Slated for Five Spring Tournaments

Valparaiso University women’s golf coach Mat Blair has scheduled five tournaments, including the year-end Horizon League Championships as part of the 2012 spring slate for the Crusaders.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Set to Open Horizon League Play

Valparaiso opens Horizon League play on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders travel to Indianapolis to face off against in-state rival Butler. The game is the lone league contest for Valpo until the heart of Horizon League action starts on Dec. 29.


Men's Golf

Valpo Announces 2012 Spring Men’s Golf Schedule

Valparaiso University head men’s golf coach Dave Gring has announced his spring schedule which will have the Crusaders competing in four tournaments prior to this year’s Horizon League Championships.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Women Open Three-Game Homestand Wednesday Hosting Indiana-Northwest

Valparaiso returns to the Athletics-Recreation Center on Wednesday evening to begin a three-game homestand as the Crusaders take on Indiana-Northwest. All three home games will take place during the next seven days as the Crusaders look to pick up their first victory of the season while continuing the non-conference portion of their schedule.


Women's Basketball

Shorthanded Crusaders Fall to Montana State

Valparaiso rallied from a pair of double figure deficits on Saturday evening to take the lead, but one final 14-0 run by Montana State proved to be too much to overcome as the Crusaders fell to the Bobcats 71-55 in the consolation game of the Omni Hotels Classic at the Coors Evens Center in Boulder, Colo.


Volleyball

Valpo Drops Season Finale to Western Michigan

The careers of Valparaiso seniors Katie Britton (Mishawaka, Ind./Marian), Amy Groesbeck (Winfield, Ill./Wheaton North) and Jenny Pokorny (Geneva, Ill./Geneva) came to an end on Saturday evening as the Crusaders dropped their season finale at Western Michigan in Kalamazoo, 3-0 (25-11, 25-21, 25-18).


Women's Basketball

Valpo Battles Montana State Saturday Night in Colorado

With less than 24 hours between games, Valparaiso returns to the hardwood on Saturday evening for the consolation game of the Omni Hotels Classic in Boulder, Colo. The Crusaders will face Montana State beginning at 6 p.m. CST.


Women's Basketball

Colorado Downs Valpo to Open Omni Hotels Classic

Ashley Varner (South Bend, Ind./Washington H.S.) led Valparaiso with 10 points and seven rebounds on Friday evening, but the Crusaders shot just 25.5% from the floor and fell to Colorado 60-32 in the opening round of the Omni Hotels Classic held at the Coors Events Center in Boulder, Colo.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Fall at #3/3 Ohio State

Valparaiso was within four points at halftime Friday evening at #3/3 Ohio State in Columbus, Ohio, thanks in large part to 15 first-half points from sophomore Jay Harris (Aurora, Ill./Oswego East), but the Buckeyes hit their first eight field goal attempts of the second half as the Crusaders eventually fell by a final score of 80-47.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Set to Battle Colorado at Omni Hotels Classic

Valparaiso heads to the Rocky Mountains and Boulder, Colo. on Friday evening for the Omni Hotels Classic looking to record its first victory of the season. The Crusaders will face tournament host Colorado in the first round before battling either Wisconsin or Montana State on Saturday night.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Heads Into Test at #3/3 Ohio State

Valparaiso travels to Columbus, Ohio for a Friday evening showdown against the nation’s third-ranked team in Ohio State. The Crusaders enter the game, which can be seen live on the Big Ten Network, on a five-game winning streak.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Suffers Setback to Western Illinois

Valparaiso jumped out to a 14-point first half lead, but Western Illinois went on a big run spanning both halves to rally and defeat the Crusaders 67-55 on Tuesday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Football

Wood Named Second Team All-PFL, Six Crusaders Earn Honorable Mention Honors

Greg Wood earned Second Team All-Pioneer Football League honors for his efforts punting the football this season while six other Valparaiso University players received Honorable Mention accolades. Sean McCarty and Nate Blair earned Honorable Mention honors on the offensive side while Nikko Carson, Cody Gokan, Pat Derbak, and Laurence Treadaway represented the defense.


Baseball

Valparaiso Baseball Announce 2012 Recruiting Class

Valparaiso University head baseball coach Tracy Woodson has announced the addition of nine student-athletes that make up the 2012 recruiting class. Joining the Crusader for the 2013 season are Aaron Collins, Jeff Edwards, Ellis Foreman, Jacob Hanson, Drew Hasler, Andrew Hjellming, Scott Jerge, Blayten Magana, and Bryce Yoder.


Softball

Valpo Softball Signs Six During Early Signing Period

Valparaiso softball head coach Jordan Stevens announced today that six athletes have signed National Letters of Intent during the early signing period and will join the Crusader softball program starting in the fall of 2012.


Women's Basketball

Longtime Rivals Valpo and Western Illinois Meet for First Time since 2007 on Tuesday

Valparaiso wraps up the pre-Thanksgiving portion of its schedule as well as its first homestand of the season on Tuesday evening as the Crusaders entertain Western Illinois at the ARC. This is the first meeting between the two former Mid-Continent Conference rivals since Valpo joined the Horizon League in 2007.


Men's Basketball

Van Wijk Earns HL Player of the Week Accolade

Valparaiso junior forward Kevin Van Wijk (Hoofddorp, Netherlands/Katholieke Scholengemeenschap Hoofddorp) has been named the Horizon League Player of the Week after averaging 20.3 points and 9.7 rebounds per game over his three games last week, the league office announced Monday.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Capture Subregional Title With Win Over Duquesne

Valparaiso won its Subregional of the 2K Sports Classic Benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer on Sunday afternoon, finishing the weekend with a perfect 3-0 mark as they trailed for just 14 seconds in an 84-68 victory over Duquesne at the ARC. Junior Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) was named the MVP of the Valparaiso Subregional, while junior Kevin Van Wijk (Hoofddorp, Netherlands/Katholieke Scholengemeenschap Hoofddorp) joined Broekhoff on the All-Tournament Team.


Women's Bowling

Valpo Takes Third Place at Hawk Classic

In a 19-team field featuring 10 of the nation’s top-12 ranked teams, it was #18 Valparaiso which won a pair of matches over top-five squads, including a victory over the nation’s top-ranked team, on Sunday to secure a third-place finish.


Women's Basketball

Rice Spoils Valpo’s Home Opener

Valparaiso cut a 13-point halftime deficit to three late in the game on Sunday afternoon, but Rice hit a pair of big shots and the Owls spoiled the Crusaders’ home opener with a 54-46 win over the Brown and Gold at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Volleyball

Root Earns All-Tournament Honor

For the third time in as many seasons, junior libero Taylor Root (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) has been selected to represent Valparaiso on the All-Tournament Team at the Horizon League Championship.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Handle IU Kokomo, 79-48

Valparaiso jumped out to a 30-8 lead less than 10 minutes into Saturday night’s game against IU Kokomo and cruised from there, eventually earning a 79-48 victory in the Crusaders’ second game of the Valparaiso Subregional of the 2K Sports Classic Benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer.


Women's Bowling

Valpo Fourth After Two Days at Hawk Classic

#18 Valparaiso went 4-1 on the second day of competition Saturday at the Hawk Classic in Millsboro, Del. and will enter Sunday with the chance to win its fourth consecutive tournament, as the Crusaders currently sit in fourth place in the strong tournament field.


Volleyball

Valpo Downed by Milwaukee in HL Semifinal

Fourth-seeded Valparaiso had a pair of set point chances to tie its Horizon League semifinal at top-seeded Milwaukee at one set apiece in the second frame, but the Crusaders couldn’t convert and eventually fell to the host Panthers 3-0 (25-21, 28-26, 25-17) Saturday afternoon in Milwaukee, Wis.


Football

Davidson Defeats Valpo to Close 2011 Season

The 2011 football season came to a close on Saturday afternoon for the Valparaiso Crusaders as the Brown and Gold fell to Davidson 30-22 at Richardson Stadium in Davidson, N.C.


Women's Swimming

Valpo Women Finish Sixth at Coers Invite

Valparaiso’s women’s swim team wrapped up the two-day Coers Invitational with a sixth place finish on Saturday afternoon at the Lewellan Aquatic Center in Muncie, Ind.


Men's Swimming

Valpo Closes Out Action at Coers Invitational

Valparaiso wrapped up its first two-day meet of the season on Saturday afternoon finishing in fifth place at the Coers Invitational held at the Lewellan Aquatic Center in Muncie, Ind.


Women's Basketball

Crusaders Host Rice Sunday in Home Opener

After an eight-day layoff, Valparaiso returns to the hardwood on Sunday afternoon for the 2011-2012 home opener at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The Crusaders will entertain Conference USA foe Rice in the first of five home games over their next seven contests. Tip time is slated for 12:05 p.m.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Take Down Akron Friday Night

Trailing by five points with just over four minutes to play Friday evening in its opening game of the Valparaiso Subregional of the 2K Sports Classic Benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer, Valparaiso held Akron scoreless the remainder of the game, scoring the contest’s final eight points to earn a 62-59 victory at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Volleyball

Crusaders Reach 20 Wins, Advance to HL Semis With Sweep of UIC

Fourth-seeded Valparaiso reached the 20-win milestone for the tenth consecutive year, but more importantly advanced to the semifinals of the 2011 Horizon League Championship as the Crusaders swept fifth-seeded UIC (25-21, 25-16, 25-17) Friday afternoon in Milwaukee, Wis.


Women's Bowling

Crusaders Lead Hawk Classic Field After Day One

In a 19-team tournament field at the Hawk Classic in Millsboro, Del. that features 10 of the nation’s top-12 squads, it was #18 Valparaiso which continued its hot start to the 2011-2012 campaign on Friday, as the Crusaders sit atop the standings after the first of three days of competition.


Men's Swimming

Valpo Men Fifth After Opening Day in Muncie

Valparaiso’s men’s swim team is in fifth place after day one of the Coers Invitational held on Friday evening at the Lewellan Aquatic Center in Muncie, Ind.


Women's Swimming

Valpo Women Open Competition at Coers Invitational

Valparaiso’s women’s swim team sits in sixth place after the opening day of the Coers Invitational held on Friday evening at the Lewellan Aquatic Center in Muncie, Ind.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Set to Host Subregional of 2K Sports Classic

For the first time in the history of the Athletics-Recreation Center, Valparaiso will host part of an in-season tournament on its home court, as the Crusaders welcome Akron, Duquesne, IU Kokomo and the University of the District of Columbia to the ARC for the Valparaiso Subregional of the 2K Sports Classic Benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer this weekend.


Volleyball

Crusaders Set For Horizon League Championship

The Valparaiso volleyball team heads to the 2011 Horizon League Championship as the fourth seed. The Crusaders open play in a quarterfinal against fifth-seeded UIC on Friday afternoon, and will have to win three matches in as many days to capture the tournament crown.


Football

Football Closes Season Saturday at Davidson

Valparaiso wraps up the 2011 season on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders travel to Davidson, N.C. to battle the Wildcats of Davidson College. The Crusaders are looking to continue the momentum that the team garnered last Saturday with their 34-31 victory over Campbell in the home finale.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Downs Holy Cross [Ind.] Monday Night

Valparaiso led start to finish Monday evening at the ARC, allowing its fewest points defensively in over 27 years in an 88-38 victory over Holy Cross [Ind.] College.


Volleyball

Root Repeats as Defensive Player of the Year; Beil, Pokorny Also Honored

Valparaiso junior Taylor Root (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) has been named the Horizon League Defensive Player of the Year for the second straight year as the league released its postseason award winners on Monday afternoon. Root also earned All-League honors for the third year in a row, while senior Jenny Pokorny (Geneva, Ill./Geneva) earned repeat All-League accolades as well. Freshman Morgan Beil (St. Louis, Mo./Marquette) joined her pair of upperclassmen teammates on the All-League team and also was a member of the All-Newcomer squad.


Football

Two Crusaders Earn National Football Honors

Valparaiso University’s Eric Hoffman (Manitowoc, Wis./Lincoln H.S.) and Greg Wood (Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville H.S.) both earned national recognition for their performances on the football field Saturday afternoon in the Crusaders’ win against Campbell.


Men's Tennis

Daniel Oakes Signs NLI to Play Tennis at Valpo

Valparaiso University head coach Jim Daugherty has announced that Daniel Oakes has signed a National Letter of Intent to play tennis for the Crusaders.


Football

Valpo’s Hoffman Shares Player of the Week Honors

Valparaiso University’s Eric Hoffman (Manitowoc, Wis./Lincoln H.S.) has been named the Pioneer Football League’s Co-Offensive Player of the Week after throwing for four touchdowns, including the game winner, last Saturday in the Crusaders’ 34-31 victory over Campbell.


Men's Golf

Men's Golf Launches New Blog

Follow the Crusader men's golf program all year long with the latest thoughts from head coach Dave Gring as well as captains Josh Kalita, Andy Webb, and Brad Winters. They will give you a behind the scenes look into the program as the Brown and Gold continues its quest for a Horizon League title!


Volleyball

Root Earns Record Eighth Horizon League Weekly Honor

After breaking the Horizon League record for career digs last week, junior libero Taylor Root (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) set another record on Monday, becoming the first volleyball player in league history to earn Player of the Week accolades eight times as she picked up the final Defensive Player of the Week honor of the regular season.


Women's Bowling

Valpo Rolls to Crusader Classic Title

The #18 Valparaiso bowling team rolled to its second consecutive tournament title on Sunday morning, as the Crusaders dropped just two games over Sunday’s three matches to earn the Crusader Classic crown at Stardust Bowl II in Merrillville.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Ready For Home Opener Monday

Valparaiso returns to the ARC for the first time in the regular season, taking on Holy Cross [Ind.] College in the home opener Monday evening. The Crusaders split a pair of games on their season-opening road trip, most recently defeating Georgia Southern 90-81.


Men's Soccer

Wong, Antonijevic Named to HL All-Tournament Team

Fifth-year senior defenders Wei Ming Wong (Hong Kong/Hong Kong International [SMU]) and Stefan Antonijevic (Buffalo Grove, Ill./Stevenson [College of Lake County/Marquette]) represented Valparaiso on the Horizon League Men’s Soccer All-Tournament Team as the championship concluded on Sunday.


Volleyball

Valpo Heads to Horizon League Championship as Fourth Seed

The Valparaiso volleyball team will head to the 2011 Horizon League Championship in Milwaukee, Wis. next weekend as the fourth seed, opening tournament play in a quarterfinal against fifth-seeded UIC at 4:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon.


Football

Crusaders Rally for Senior Day Victory over Campbell

Gabe Ali-El (Randallstown, Md./Polytechnic Institute) caught a nine-yard touchdown pass from Eric Hoffman (Manitowoc, Wis./Lincoln H.S.) with 3:09 remaining gave Valparaiso the lead and the Crusaders held on to defeat Campbell 34-31 on Saturday afternoon at Brown Field, sending the Valpo seniors off in style in their home finale.


Women's Bowling

Valpo Enjoys Dramatic Undefeated Day at Crusader Classic

A pair of victories over top-10 squads that came down to the very last shot highlighted #18 Valparaiso's undefeated day Saturday in the second day of action at the Crusader Classic at Stardust Bowl II in Merrillville.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Falls in Overtime at SIUE in Season Opener

Mallory Ladd (Evansville, Ind./Memorial H.S.) hit a three-pointer at the end of regulation to force overtime, but Valparaiso could never take the lead in the extra session on Saturday afternoon as SIU Edwardsville defeated the Crusaders 67-64 at Vadalabene Center in Edwardsville, Ill. in the season opener for each school.


Women's Swimming

Crusader Women Fall Twice in Cleveland

Cleveland State and Saint Bonaventure both upended Valparaiso’s women’s swim team on Saturday afternoon in Cleveland, Ohio. The Vikings downed the Crusaders 173-56 while the Bonnies were 141-96 winners over the Brown and Gold.


Men's Swimming

Valpo Men Drop Double Dual

Valparaiso’s men’s swim team dropped both ends of a double dual meet on Saturday afternoon in Cleveland, Ohio. The Crusaders fell 203-24 to Saint Bonaventure and 200-37 against Cleveland State.


Women's Cross Country

Valpo Women Compete Saturday at NCAA Great Lakes Regional

The Valparaiso women's cross country team closed the 2011 campaign by beating out three fellow Horizon League squads en route to a 29th-place finish at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional meet Saturday morning in Toledo, Ohio.


Men's Cross Country

Crusader Men Close Season at NCAA Regional Meet

The Valparaiso men's cross country team concluded its 2011 season on Saturday morning in Toledo, Ohio at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional, finishing the race in 29th place.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Pick Up Road Win at Georgia Southern

Valparaiso gave head coach Bryce Drew his first win at the helm of the Crusaders, as Valpo led nearly start-to-finish Friday evening in a 90-81 victory over Georgia Southern in Statesboro, Ga.


Men's Soccer

Valpo Season Comes to a Close in HL Semifinal

Despite its school-record 11th shutout of the season, Valparaiso couldn’t find a goal of its own in the second semifinal of the 2011 Horizon League Championship Friday evening at Brown Field as the game went through two overtimes at 0-0, and sixth-seeded Loyola eventually won a seven-round shootout by a 5-4 score to advance to Sunday’s championship match.


Women's Bowling

Valpo Third After Day One of Crusader Classic

Hosting the third annual Crusader Classic at Stardust Bowl II in Merrillville, the #18 Valparaiso bowling team ended the first day of competition with a 3-2 record and in third place in the nine-team tournament field.


Volleyball

Crusaders Fall in Horizon League Finale to Milwaukee

Valparaiso took the third set from league-leading Milwaukee and had three chances to send the match to a decisive fifth set, but the Panthers rallied to down the Crusaders 3-1 (25-19, 26-24, 20-25, 26-24) Friday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Senior Night. Valpo will now enter next weekend’s Horizon League Championship as the fourth seed.


Men's Basketball

Valpo to Raise Money for Cancer Research Next Weekend

Fans who turned on ESPNU for the Valparaiso men’s basketball season opener at Arizona on Monday saw new Crusader head coach Bryce Drew sporting a light blue blazer in his debut. Drew was wearing the bright jacket not as a fashion statement, but in support of his father Homer’s fight with prostate cancer. Now, with Valpo hosting a subregional of the 2K Sports Classic Benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer next weekend, fans will have the chance to support the fight against cancer.


Women's Basketball

Crusaders Tip Off Season Saturday at SIUE

Valparaiso opens the 2011-2012 regular season on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders travel to Edwardsville, Ill. to battle SIU Edwardsville. Valpo is looking to carry the momentum from a pair of exhibition victories into the regular season.


Volleyball

Valpo to Close HL Slate at Home Friday Night

The Valparaiso volleyball team closes the Horizon League slate on Friday evening on Senior Night at the ARC against league-leading Milwaukee. The match is the Crusaders’ last before the start of the Horizon League Championship next weekend at Milwaukee.


Football

Valpo’s Blair Earns Academic All-District Honors

Valparaiso University senior offensive lineman Nate Blair (Crete, Ill./Andrean [Ind.] H.S.) has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District V Football Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) to recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom.


Men's Basketball

Drew, Powell to Participate in Shots From the Heart

Valparaiso men’s basketball head coach Bryce Drew and assistant coach Roger Powell Jr. will both be participating in the 2nd Annual Shots From the Heart Tournament, in benefit of the Skip Prosser Foundation.


Men's Soccer

Valpo Set For Horizon League Men's Soccer Championship

For the first time since joining the Horizon League, Valparaiso has earned the right to host a championship event at home, as the Crusader men’s soccer team hosts the semifinals and title game of the Horizon League Men’s Soccer Championship this weekend. Valpo will take on sixth-seeded Loyola Friday evening at 7 p.m., and with a win, would advance to the title match on Sunday at 1 p.m.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Continues Season-Opening Road Trip at Georgia Southern

Valparaiso continues to rack up the miles on its season-opening two-game road trip, traveling to Statesboro, Ga. to face off against Georgia Southern Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. CST.


Volleyball

Crusader Volleyball Signs Kelsey Berrington to NLI

Valparaiso volleyball head coach Carin Avery announced today that Kelsey Berrington, a 5’9” setter from Britton, Mich., has signed a National Letter of Intent and will join the Crusader volleyball program as a freshman for with the 2012 season.


Women's Basketball

Women’s Hoops Inks Three to National Letters of Intent

Valparaiso University women’s basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced the signings of three student-athletes to National Letters of Intents to play for the Crusaders. Joining the Crusader program are Abby Dean, Sarah Godwin, and Jessi Wiedemann.


Men's Soccer

Crusaders to Face Loyola in HL Championship Semifinals

Valparaiso learned its opponent for the 2011 Horizon League Men’s Soccer Championship semifinal on Tuesday evening, as the Crusaders will face sixth-seeded Loyola at 7 p.m. Friday night on Brown Field.


Volleyball

Valpo Defeats Chicago State Tuesday Evening

Valparaiso moved one step closer to reaching the 20-win plateau for the tenth straight season, defeating Chicago State 3-1 (25-22, 25-22, 19-25, 25-14) Tuesday evening in Chicago, Ill.


Football

Crusaders Host Campbell Saturday on Senior Day

The home portion of the 2011 football schedule comes to a close on Saturday afternoon as the Valparaiso Crusaders entertain the Campbell Camels. The 17 members of Valpo’s senior class will all be honored prior to kickoff.


Men's Basketball

Drew Family Featured on ESPN.com

ESPN's Andy Katz was recently on campus and profiled former head coach Homer Drew and his family.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Drop Opener at #16/16 Arizona

Valparaiso led for much of the first half Monday evening at #16/16 Arizona and trailed by just two at the half, but a 16-3 run to start the second half proved too much for the Crusaders to overcome, as Valpo fell by a final of 73-64 in its first game as part of the 2K Sports Classic Benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer.


Women's Swimming

Valpo’s Segatto Earns Horizon League Swimmer of the Week Honors

Valparaiso University’s Flavia Segatto (Pembroke Pines, Fla./Charleow Flanigan H.S.) has been named this week’s Horizon League Swimmer of the Week after posting three event wins, including two individual events, while helping lead the Crusaders to a victory over Saint Mary’s (Ind.) on Saturday.


Men's Soccer

Crusaders Rake In Horizon League Men’s Soccer Postseason Honors

Eight Crusaders in all were honored on Monday afternoon as the Horizon League released its 2011 men’s soccer postseason award winners. Fifth-year senior Stefan Antonijevic (Buffalo Grove, Ill./Stevenson [College of Lake County/Marquette]) was named the league’s Defensive Player of the Year, while redshirt junior Kyle Zobeck (Coralville, Iowa/Iowa City West) was honored as Goalkeeper of the Year and joined Antonijevic as a First Team All-League selection. Meanwhile, Mike Avery received Coach of the Year accolades.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Ready For Season Opener at Arizona

Valparaiso opens the Bryce Drew era on the road against #16/16 Arizona in its opening game of the 2K Sports Classic Benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer Monday evening at 8 p.m. CST. The game, which can be seen live on ESPNU, is the first of four Valpo will play as part of the Classic, as the Crusaders will host a subregional pod Nov. 18-20 as well.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Downs St. Joe’s to End Exhibition Slate

Valparaiso wrapped up the exhibition portion of its schedule on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders defeated Saint Joseph’s (Ind.) 65-62 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Men's Soccer

Valpo Men Fall in Overtime at Green Bay

90 minutes of soccer wasn’t enough to determine a winner Saturday, but extra time would go against the Crusaders, as Valparaiso fell in the regular season finale at Green Bay, 1-0, on an own goal in the 94th minute. The loss was Valpo’s only defeat in Horizon League play this year.


Volleyball

Valpo Drops Four-Set Match to Cleveland State

Valparaiso captured the first set Saturday afternoon from Cleveland State in Cleveland, Ohio, but the Vikings took the next three sets to deal the Crusaders a 3-1 (22-25, 25-20, 25-18, 25-15) defeat.


Football

Valpo Football Falls at Marist

Valparaiso turned the ball over five times on Saturday afternoon and Marist took advantage as the Red Foxes defeated the Crusaders 30-7 at Tenney Stadium in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.


Women's Swimming

Valpo Defeats Saint Mary’s on Saturday

Valparaiso won 10 of the 11 events on Saturday morning as the Crusaders earned their first victory of the season, a 137-66 triumph over Saint Mary’s (Ind.) in their home opener at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool.


Men's Swimming

Crusader Men Fall to Notre Dame

Valparaiso’s men’s swim team dropped a 130-70 home meet to Notre Dame on Saturday morning at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool.


Volleyball

Crusaders Sweep YSU in Straight Sets

For the eighth time this season in Horizon League action, the Valparaiso volleyball team needed the minimum number of sets to dispatch of an opponent, as the Crusaders swept Youngstown State 3-0 (25-16, 25-23, 25-19) Friday evening in Youngstown, Ohio.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Win Final Exhibition Over Augustana

Valparaiso placed four players in double figures in the scoring column and led by as many as 24 points in the second half en route to a 74-65 victory over Augustana Thursday evening at the ARC in exhibition action.


Volleyball

Crusaders Continue Road Trip in Ohio

The Valparaiso volleyball team continues a stretch of six matches away from the ARC this weekend as it heads to eastern Ohio for a pair of Horizon League contests. The Crusaders will take on Youngstown State on Friday evening before stopping by Cleveland State for a Saturday afternoon matchup.


Men's Soccer

Valpo Wins Horizon League Regular Season Title With 1-1 Draw

The Valparaiso men’s soccer team secured the outright Horizon League regular season championship Wednesday evening as the Crusaders played to a 1-1 draw with visiting Butler at Brown Field. With the title, Valpo’s first in any team sport since joining the Horizon League, the Crusaders will host the Horizon League Championship semifinals on Nov. 11 and final on Nov. 13 at Brown Field.


Football

Valparaiso Travels to Marist for Saturday's Action

Valparaiso heads to New York this Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders begin the final quarter of the 2011 football season facing Marist. This week’s contest is the third road game over the last four weeks for the Brown and Gold.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Cruises Past Huntington in Exhibition Play

Mallory Ladd (Evansville, Ind./Memorial H.S.) scored 18 points and grabbed 17 rebounds in her Valparaiso debut and the Crusaders limited Huntington to just 15.9% shooting from the floor as the Crusaders cruised to a 77-27 exhibition victory on Tuesday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Women's Soccer

Penalty Kicks Push Butler Past Valpo in Horizon League Tournament

Two halves and two overtimes were not enough to settle the Horizon League quarterfinals on Tuesday afternoon, and after eight rounds of penalty kicks Butler defeated Valparaiso 5-4 in the shootout at Eastgate Field after the two sides played to a 2-2 draw through 110 minutes.


Men's Soccer

Crusader Men Prepare For Final Two Regular Season Games

Valparaiso, which has entered the NSCAA Great Lakes Region poll at #9, needs just one point over its final two Horizon League games this week to clinch the outright league regular season crown. The Crusaders open the week at Brown Field Wednesday night against Butler, which will serve as Valpo’s Senior Night as well as the program’s annual TOCO benefit game. Valpo then closes the regular season on the road Saturday at Green Bay.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Set for Tournament Battle with Butler

The 2011 Horizon League Championships begin on Tuesday afternoon at Eastgate Field. The third-seeded Valparaiso Crusaders host the sixth-seeded Butler Bulldogs, the Brown and Gold’s longtime instate rival, in the quarterfinals. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.


Women's Soccer

Four Crusaders Earn All-League Honors

Valparaiso’s women’s soccer team was represented by four players when the Horizon League’s First and Second Teams as well as All-Newcomer Teams were released by the conference office on Monday afternoon (Oct. 31).


Men's Soccer

Antonijevic Named to College Soccer News National Team of the Week

Fifth-year senior defender Stefan Antonijevic (Buffalo Grove, Ill./Stevenson [College of Lake County/Marquette]) was named to the College Soccer News National Team of the Week after helping to anchor the Valparaiso backline in a pair of shutouts last week.


Women's Bowling

Crusaders Earn Greater Ozark Invitational Crown

The #18 Valparaiso bowling team won its season-opening tournament on Sunday, downing Arkansas State in the championship match of the Greater Ozark Invitational in Springfield, Mo., four games to one. The championship was the first official tournament title in Crusader program history.


Men's Soccer

Valpo Men’s Soccer Clinches Share of Horizon League Regular Season Crown

Junior Jonathon Smith (McKinney, Texas/McKinney) scored a golden goal in the 99th minute Saturday night at Brown Field to give Valparaiso a 1-0 victory Saturday night over UIC. But more importantly, it guaranteed the Crusaders at least a share of the league regular season title, Valpo's first league crown in any sport since joining the Horizon League.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Downs Hillsdale, 73-71, In Exhibition Action

A back-and-forth final two minutes of basketball at the Athletics-Recreation Center Saturday evening was decided on a three-point play by junior Kevin Van Wijk (Hoofddorp, Netherlands/Katholieke Scholengemeenschap Hoofddorp) with five seconds remaining, as Valparaiso earned a 73-71 victory over Hillsdale in the Crusaders’ first exhibition game of the year.


Women's Bowling

Valpo Bowling Remains Unbeaten, Sets Program Record For Most Consecutive Wins

The #18 Valparaiso bowling team remained undefeated in 2011-2012 Saturday afternoon, winning five more matches to start the season 10-0 and set a new program record for most consecutive victories as the team competed at the Greater Ozark Invitational in Springfield, Mo.


Volleyball

Crusader Volleyball Back on Winning Track With Win at Wright State

Valparaiso set a new program record for fewest points allowed in a set, crushing Wright State in the opening frame en route to a 3-0 (25-4, 25-20, 25-16) victory in Dayton, Ohio Saturday afternoon.


Football

Dayton Downs Valpo 49-10 Saturday Afternoon

Valparaiso’s offense was unable to get on track until late in the game on Saturday afternoon at Brown Field as Dayton defeated the Crusaders 49-10.


Women's Cross Country

Johnson Leads Crusader Women at HL Championship Meet

Sophomore Claire Johnson (Eden Prairie, Minn./Eden Prairie) ran to a 20th-place finish to lead the Valparaiso women’s cross country team as it finished ninth on Saturday morning at the 2011 Horizon League Championships in Cleveland, Ohio.


Men's Cross Country

Valpo Places Eighth at Horizon League Championships

The Valparaiso men’s cross country team ran to an eighth-place finish Saturday morning at the 2011 Horizon League Championships, contested in Cleveland, Ohio.


Women's Bowling

Valpo Goes Undefeated On First Day of Greater Ozark Invitational

The #18 Valparaiso bowling team gave Matt Nantais an undefeated day on his first day of competition as head coach, going a perfect 5-0 at the Greater Ozark Invitational in Springfield, Mo. on Friday, including three wins over teams ranked among the nation's top-seven.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Closes Regular Season with Scoreless Draw at Youngstown

Valparaiso wrapped up the regular season on Friday afternoon battling Youngstown State for 110 minutes, but neither team could find the back of the net and the two sides settled for a 0-0 double-overtime draw at Stambaugh Stadium in Youngstown, Ohio.


Men's Soccer

Men's Soccer Match Saturday to Be Rodolfo 'Rudy' Lucas Benefit Match

Saturday night's men's soccer game against UIC will be a benefit match, as the Crusaders raise money for 2010 Valparaiso graduate and former men's soccer player Rodolfo 'Rudy' Lucas, who suffered a debilitating stroke this past summer.


Volleyball

Valpo Drops 3-1 Decision at Butler

Valparaiso came out on the wrong end of a 3-1 (25-16, 25-19, 22-25, 25-16) decision Friday evening in Indianapolis, Ind. against Butler, despite a match-best 14 kills from senior Katie Britton (Mishawaka, Ind./Marian).


Men's Basketball

New Era Set to Begin For Valparaiso Men’s Basketball

A new era in Valparaiso men’s basketball begins Saturday evening as Bryce Drew takes the helm of the Crusaders for the 2011-2012 campaign. Drew welcomes back eight returnees from last year’s squad, which advanced to the postseason and finished just one game out of the Horizon League regular season title, and also brings in five newcomers as Valpo looks to continue its winning tradition.


Women's Bowling

Crusader Bowlers Ready For 2011-2012 Season

With the start of the 2011-2012 bowling season right around the corner, the Valparaiso bowling team is looking towards its experience to push for a berth in the NCAA Bowling Championships in the third year of program existence.


Women's Basketball

Women's Hoops Season Set to Begin at Valpo

The 2011-2012 women’s basketball season is set to open at Valparaiso University with the Crusaders looking to climb up the Horizon League standings. Head coach Keith Freeman returns nine letterwinners from last year’s squad and has brought in five new faces for the upcoming season.


Men's Basketball

Crusader Men’s Basketball Takes Time to Give Back

The Valparaiso men’s basketball team has spent plenty of time over the last two-plus months working hard on the court to blend in five newcomers with the eight returnees as the Crusaders prepare for the 2011-2012 season. But at the same time, the Crusaders have taken time out to give back to the community, contributing more than 90 hours of community service since the start of the academic year.


Men's Soccer

Valpo Earns Fourth Straight Shutout; Downs Loyola 1-0

Valparaiso tied a program record with its fourth straight shutout and kept pace atop the Horizon League standings as the Crusaders got a goal from Charles Barden (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Linn-Mar) in the 59th minute to defeat Loyola 1-0 in Chicago, Ill. on Wednesday evening.


Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball

Crusader Basketball Hosts Season-Ticket Holder Event, Valpo Hoops Dodgeball Challenge

With the start of exhibition play rapidly approaching, the Valparaiso men's and women's basketball teams have participated in a pair of events to engage with season-ticket holders and students over the past two weeks.


Volleyball

Valpo Falls in Non-League Action at IUPUI

Valparaiso was unable to overcome 18 total blocks by IUPUI Tuesday evening, as the Crusaders fell to the Jaguars 3-1 (24-26, 25-21, 25-19, 25-23) in Indianapolis, Ind.


Football

Valpo Football Returns to Brown Field Saturday

Valparaiso returns home to Brown Field on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders celebrate Parents’ Weekend entertaining Dayton.


Women's Soccer

Women's Soccer Closes Regular Season at Youngstown State

The 2011 regular season wraps up in women’s soccer this Friday afternoon as Valparaiso travels east to Youngstown, Ohio to battle the Penguins of Youngstown State. With a victory the Crusaders will finish in a tie for second place during the regular season. Valpo will wrap up the third seed for next week’s Horizon League Soccer Championship with a win or a Wright State loss or tie against Cleveland State on Friday.


Men's Soccer

Valpo MSO Looks to Stay Atop League Table This Week

Valparaiso looks to remain atop the Horizon League table this week with a pair of contests against the league’s Chicago sides. The Crusaders travel to Loyola for a Wednesday night matchup before hosting UIC on Saturday evening.


Volleyball

Valpo VB Prepares For Start of Six-Match Road Trip

Valparaiso begins a six-match road trip with a trio of contests this week. The Crusaders make two trips to Indianapolis this week, taking on IUPUI Tuesday and Butler Friday before continuing the league weekend road swing Saturday at Wright State.


Volleyball

Root Earns HL Defensive Player of the Week Honor

Valparaiso junior libero Taylor Root (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) earned Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week accolades for the second time this year after posting a new career high in the digs category last Saturday afternoon. The honor is the seventh weekly award of Root’s career, tied for the most weekly awards in Horizon League volleyball history.


Women's Soccer

Valparaiso’s Pedersen Garners Horizon League Honors

Valparaiso University midfielder Casey Pedersen (Northville, Mich./Mercy H.S.) has been named the Horizon League Women’s Soccer Player of the Week after leading the Crusaders to a 1-0-1 record this past week and helping the Brown and Gold secure a home tournament match in next week’s Horizon League Championships.


Men's Soccer

Zobeck Earns Horizon League Weekly Accolade

A pair of shutouts and a new program single-season record was enough for Valparaiso redshirt junior goalkeeper Kyle Zobeck (Coralville, Iowa/Iowa City West) to garner Horizon League Men’s Soccer Player of the Week honors, as announced by the league office this morning. The weekly honor was the first of Zobeck’s career.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Battles Wright State to Draw on Senior Day

A goal with just 2:35 remaining in regulation allowed Wright State to tie the match on Sunday afternoon as Valparaiso and the Raiders battled to a 2-2 double-overtime draw on Senior Day for the Crusaders at Eastgate Field.


Men's Soccer

Zobeck Sets Single-Season Shutout Mark as Valpo Downs Milwaukee

Kyle Zobeck (Coralville, Iowa/Iowa City West) recorded his third straight shutout en route to setting Valparaiso’s single-season record in the category and the Crusaders got a pair of second-half goals to down Milwaukee, 2-0, Saturday evening at Brown Field. The win moves Valpo into a tie atop the Horizon League table, with games in hand on both sides it’s tied with.


Volleyball

Crusaders Drop Five-Set Decision to Green Bay

Despite a new career high in digs from junior Taylor Root (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) and a second straight standout offensive performance from freshman Morgan Beil (St. Louis, Mo./Marquette), Valparaiso could not come out with a victory Saturday afternoon, falling in five sets (25-23, 16-25, 25-23, 20-25, 15-13) to Green Bay at the ARC.


Football

Drake Defeats Valpo Saturday in Des Moines

Valparaiso wrapped up its two-game road trip at Drake Stadium on Saturday afternoon, falling 50-0 to Drake in Des Moines, Iowa.


Volleyball

Crusaders Dominate Offensively in Sweep of Loyola

Led by standout offensive performances from freshman Morgan Beil (St. Louis, Mo./Marquette) and sophomore Ellen Vanden Berg (Little Chute, Wis./Little Chute), the Valparaiso volleyball team swept Loyola 3-0 (25-14, 25-16, 25-14) at the Athletics-Recreation Center Friday evening to extend their winning streak to three matches.


Women's Bowling

Crusaders Announce 2011-2012 Bowling Schedule

Valparaiso bowling head coach Matt Nantais announced today the Crusaders’ schedule for the 2011-2012 campaign, highlighted by the third annual Crusader Classic, to be held at Stardust Bowl II in Merrillville on Nov. 11-13.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Blanks Butler in Driving Rain Storm

Mikki Nuccio’s (Ortonville, Mich./Brandon H.S.) goal with just five seconds remaining before halftime proved to be the difference in the match as Valparaiso defeated Butler 1-0 on a rainy and windy Wednesday afternoon at Eastgate Field.


Women's Basketball

Adams Named Preseason Second Team as Horizon League Announces Preseason Poll

Valparaiso University’s Betsy Adams (Monticello, Ind./Twin Lakes H.S.) has been named a preseason Second Team All-Horizon League selection and the Crusaders have been predicted to finish ninth in the conference this season as the league has released its preseason polls.


Baseball

Coach Woodson Featured in Collegiate Baseball Insider

Valpo head coach Tracy Woodson was featured in a "Nine Innings" article by Collegiate Baseball Insider talking about the World Series and Valpo baseball.


Football

Football Heads to Drake to Close Road Trip

Valparaiso continues its road trip this Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders head west to the state of Iowa to battle Drake. The Crusaders are coming off of one of their best offensive outputs of the season last week at Butler, and look to continue putting up yardage this weekend.


Volleyball

Valpo Returns to the ARC to Host Loyola, Green Bay

Valparaiso returns home to the ARC for two more Horizon League contests this weekend, hosting Loyola on Friday night and Green Bay on Saturday afternoon. The two home matches end a stretch in which the Crusaders play six out of eight contests at home.


Football

Coach Carlson Featured on Sports Network

Valpo coach Dale Carlson talks with Craig Haley from the Sports Network regarding Crusader football.


Men's Soccer

Crusaders Earn 2-0 Victory Over IPFW

Valparaiso goalkeeper Kyle Zobeck (Coralville, Iowa/Iowa City West) tied the team’s single-season record with his seventh shutout of the year, while Wei Ming Wong (Hong Kong/Hong Kong International [SMU]) and Todd Vervynckt (Plymouth, Ind./Plymouth) tallied goals as the Crusaders defeated IPFW Tuesday night at Brown Field, 2-0.


Women's Golf

Valpo Women Finish Seventh at Dayton Invitational

The fall season of women’s golf came to an end on Tuesday for Valparaiso as the Crusaders finished seventh at the U of Dayton Fall Invitational held at the NCR Country Club’s North Course in Kettering, Ohio.


Men's Golf

Valpo Finishes Fall Season Tuesday in Dayton

Valparaiso’s men’s golf team wrapped up the fall portion of the 2011-2012 season on Tuesday, moving up one place at the U of Dayton Fall Invitational to finish in a tie for 12th place with a 36-hole total of 620.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Tabbed Fifth in Preseason Poll; Broekhoff Named to Second Team

The Valparaiso men’s basketball team has been picked to finish in fifth place in the Horizon League during the 2011-2012 season according to preseason polling of the league’s head coaches, media members and sports information directors. In addition, junior Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) has been selected to the preseason All-League second team.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Soccer Set for Final Homestand

Valparaiso will close out the home portion of the 2011 regular season with a pair of key Horizon League matches this week. On Wednesday the Crusaders will entertain Butler at Eastgate Field before the Brown and Gold hosts Wright State on Sunday in a Senior Day matinee.


Women's Tennis

Valpo Closes Fall Slate with 5-2 Setback to Robert Morris

The Valparaiso University women’s tennis team wrapped up the fall portion of their schedule on Monday afternoon, dropping a 5-2 dual match decision to Robert Morris (Ill.) at the Valpo Tennis Complex.


Men's Golf

Valpo Men 13th after 18 Holes at Dayton Invitational

Valparaiso’s men’s golf team is in 13th place after the opening round of the U of Dayton Fall Invitational at the NCR Country Club North Course in Kettering, Ohio. The Crusaders shot an opening round 316 and are just seventh shots out of seventh place in a bunched field.


Women's Golf

Valpo Women Sixth Midway through Dayton Invitational

Valparaiso’s women’s golf team sits in the middle of the pack midway through the Dayton Fall Invitational after shooting a 321 in round one at the NCR Country Club North Course in Kettering, Ohio on Monday.


Men's Soccer

Zobeck Named Horizon League Scholar-Athlete of the Month

Valparaiso redshirt junior goalkeeper Kyle Zobeck (Coralville, Iowa/Iowa City West) was named the Horizon League Male Scholar-Athlete of the Month for the month of September, the league office announced today.


Men's Soccer

Crusaders Close Four-Game Homestand This Week

Valparaiso concludes its four-match homestand at Brown Field this week with two matches. The non-league slate wraps up with a Tuesday night matchup against IPFW, while the Crusaders then resume Horizon League play Saturday evening against Milwaukee.


Men's Soccer

Valpo Battles to Scoreless Draw With Ohio State

Valparaiso played step-for-step with regionally-ranked Ohio State, eventually earning a 0-0 draw in double overtime on a breezy fall day Sunday afternoon at Brown Field.


Women's Soccer

Detroit Shuts Out Valpo 2-0 Saturday Afternoon

Valparaiso fell behind early on Saturday afternoon and was unable to rally at Titan Field in Detroit, Mich., dropping a 2-0 Horizon League contest to Detroit.


Football

Butler Captures Hoosier Helmet against Crusaders

Valparaiso kept the game close throughout the first half, but Butler took advantage of three second half turnovers and turned them into points as the Bulldogs defeated the Crusaders 42-14 to retain the Hoosier Helmet on Saturday afternoon at the Butler Bowl in Indianapolis, Ind.


Men's Swimming

Valpo Men Fourth at Purdue

Valparaiso’s men’s swim team turned in a fourth place finish at the Indiana Intercollegiates held at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center in West Lafayette, Ind. on Saturday afternoon.


Women's Swimming

Valpo Women Fourth at Indiana Intercollegiates

Valparaiso’s women’s swim team finished in fourth place on Saturday at the Indiana Intercollegiates held at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center in West Lafayette, Ind.


Women's Cross Country

Richardson Posts Top-Ten Finish as Valpo Women Place Eighth

Freshman Jessica Richardson (Columbus, Ind./North) recorded the first top-ten finish of her career, running to a ninth-place finish on Saturday at the Evansville Invitational in Evansville, Ind. to lead the Valparaiso women's cross country team, which posted an eighth-place team finish.


Men's Cross Country

Crusader Men Place Ninth at Evansville

Led by the effort of freshman Trace Ostergren (LaPorte, Ind./Culver Academy), the Valparaiso men's cross country team ran to a ninth-place finish Saturday at the Evansville Invitational in Evansville, Ind.


Volleyball

Crusaders Cruise to Sweep of UIC

Valparaiso used an early run in set one, a mid-set run in the second frame and a late spurt in the finale to propel itself to a clean 3-0 (25-16, 25-13, 25-21) sweep of UIC Friday night in Chicago, Ill. to start the second half of Horizon League play.


Men's Tennis

Valpo Closes Fall Slate at ITA Regionals

Valparaiso’s men’s tennis team wrapped up the fall portion of the 2011-2012 schedule on Friday afternoon with doubles play at the ITA Midwest Regional Championships held at the Varsity Tennis Center in Columbus, Ohio.


Men's Tennis

Valpo Men Have Best Showing Ever in ITA Singles

Valparaiso University’s men’s tennis team had all three competitors register victories in the opening round of the qualifying draw at the ITA Regionals for the first time in program history on Thursday in Columbus, Ohio.


Men's Soccer

Valpo Men's Soccer Set to Host Ohio State Sunday

Valparaiso continues a four-game homestand with a showdown this Sunday against regionally-ranked Ohio State at Brown Field. The 1 p.m. game will feature free admission to all fans, free rally towels and stadium horns while supplies last and a free raffle ticket for the chance to win an autographed Crusader men’s soccer jersey.


Volleyball

Valpo VB Starts Second Half at UIC Friday

After playing five matches in a 10-day span, the Valparaiso volleyball team has just one match on the docket this week, as the Crusaders make the short trip to Chicago to face UIC Friday to start the second half of Horizon League play.


Athletics

Class of 2012 Hall of Fame Nominations due Friday

Nominations will be accepted through this Friday, October 14, to be included in the pool of candidates for the Valparaiso University Hall of Fame Class of 2012. Former student-athletes that completed their eligibility in 2005-2006 and prior are eligible. Teams from 2000-2001 and earlier are also eligible to be nominated.


Baseball

Offense Propels White Squad to Sweep in Fall Series

The White team clinched the best-of-three series Valparaiso University Fall World Series 2-0 over the Black squad on Tuesday afternoon, winning in convincing fashion 14-6 at Emory G. Bauer Field.


Cheerleading, Crusaderettes

Valpo to Hold Cheer and Dance Clinic Oct. 22

Valparaiso University’s cheerleaders and dance team will be conducting a clinic for kids in kindergarten through sixth grade on Saturday, Oct. 22 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Football

HELMET WEEK: Football Heads to Butler Saturday

The Battle for the Hoosier Helmet will take place on Saturday afternoon as Valparaiso heads south to Indianapolis, Ind. to take on longtime rival Butler. The two schools first met in 1927 and the Crusaders have faced the Bulldogs more than any other school in program history.


Women's Soccer

Women's Soccer Heads to Detroit Saturday

Midway through the Horizon League schedule Valparaiso sits in the thick of the conference race with a 3-1 mark. The third place Crusaders (nine points) travel to second place Detroit (12 points) on Saturday afternoon looking to move one step closer to securing a spot in the conference tournament at year’s end.


Baseball

Bats Dominate Game One of Fall World Series

The Valparaiso University baseball team held game one of its annual Fall World Series on Monday afternoon with the White squad defeating the Black team by a score of 11-7 at Emory G. Bauer Field.


Volleyball

Valpo Sweeps Youngstown State Sunday Afternoon

The Valparaiso volleyball team closed out the first half of Horizon League play on a high note Sunday afternoon at the ARC, sweeping visiting Youngstown State 3-0 (25-15, 25-19, 25-18).


Women's Soccer

Nuccio’s Late Match Heroics Lift Valpo Past Cleveland State

Mikki Nuccio’s (Ortonville, Mich./Brandon H.S.) goal with just 2:28 remaining in the match gave Valparaiso a 1-0 Horizon League victory over Cleveland State on a warm, sunny Sunday afternoon at Eastgate Field.


Men's Soccer

Crusaders Fall at Home to Oral Roberts

Valparaiso claimed a two-goal lead in the 58th minute against Oral Roberts Sunday afternoon at Brown Field, but the Golden Eagles scored three unanswered goals as the Crusaders fell, 3-2, in non-league action.


Volleyball

Crusaders Drop Second Straight Five-Set Showdown

For the second straight match, the Valparaiso volleyball team dropped a tight five-set decision, as Cleveland State earned the 3-2 (26-24, 22-25, 23-25, 25-23, 15-8) victory at the ARC on Saturday evening.


Football

San Diego Defeats Valparaiso Saturday at Brown Field

Touchdown drives on the first two possessions of the second half highlighted Valparaiso’s offense on Saturday afternoon but the Crusaders were not able to overcome a large halftime deficit in falling to San Diego 55-14 at Brown Field.


Women's Tennis

Crusaders Finish Ball State Tournament Saturday

Valparaiso added another singles and doubles victory to its resume on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders closed play at the Ball State Fall Invitational held at the Cardinal Creek Courts in Muncie, Ind.


Men's Soccer

Valpo Moves to Top of League Table With Win at Wright State

Valparaiso moved to the top of the Horizon League standings, remaining unbeaten in league action, as a goal in the 38th minute by junior Sam Haines (McKinney, Texas/McKinney Boyd) was the deciding strike in a 1-0 victory by the Crusaders over Wright State Friday evening in Dayton, Ohio.


Women's Tennis

Crusaders Conclude Day One at Ball State

Valparaiso began play at its final tournament on the fall schedule Friday, competing at the Ball State Fall Invitational on a warm, sunny day at Cardinal Creek Courts in Muncie, Ind.


Softball

Eight Crusaders Named NFCA Scholar-Athletes

Eight Valparaiso softball players were named National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-America Scholar Athletes for their performance in the classroom during the 2010-2011 academic year.


Volleyball

Help the Valpo Volleyball Team "White Out" the ARC!

Help the Valparaiso volleyball team “White Out” the ARC on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders host Cleveland State in Horizon League action at 5 p.m! All fans are encouraged to wear white shirts to the game, while the first 200 fans through the doors will receive a free t-shirt.


Men's Basketball

Former Crusader Howard Invited to Pan Am Games Training Camp

Former Valparaiso men’s basketball player Ron Howard is one of 21 players who has been invited to the USA Pan American Games Team training camp from Oct. 14-22. The training camp will be utilized to select the USA’s 12-man roster that will compete in the 2011 Pan American Games that are being held from Oct. 26-30 in Guadalajara, Mexico.


Men's Soccer

Valpo Men to Take On Wright State, Oral Roberts

Valparaiso plays its final Horizon League game for the next two weeks Friday night, as the Crusaders travel to Wright State in a meeting of two of the three unbeaten teams in league play. Valpo then opens a four-match homestand on Sunday at Brown Field against former Mid-Con rival Oral Roberts.


Volleyball

Crusaders Fall in Five Sets at Milwaukee

Valparaiso took the first two sets from league-leading Milwaukee in Milwaukee, Wis. Wednesday evening, but the Crusaders eventually fell in five sets to the Panthers, 3-2 (20-25, 21-25, 25-20, 25-19, 15-10).


Women's Soccer

#12 Milwaukee Hands Valpo First Conference Loss

Valparaiso battled the 12th ranked team in the country for 90 minutes on Wednesday evening, but a pair of second half goals proved to be the difference as the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee defeated the Crusaders 2-0 at Engelmann Field in Milwaukee, Wis.


Football

Crusaders Host San Diego Saturday at Brown Field

Valparaiso remains home at Brown Field this Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders welcome one of the Pioneer Football League’s co-leaders to town. The Crusaders will battle San Diego beginning at 1 p.m. before taking to the road for the next two games.


Women's Golf

Valpo Finishes Best Tournament in Program History Tuesday

Valparaiso’s women’s golf team set two more school records on Tuesday, firing an 18-hole round of 309 as a team to finish at 619 at Highland Golf and Country Club in Indianapolis, Ind. The Crusaders improved one spot in the team standings over the final round to finish sixth overall.


Men's Golf

Valpo Men Finish Third at Butler Invitational

Led by a third place finish individually by Thomas Wettstein (Neenah, Wis./Xavier H.S.), the Valparaiso men’s golf team finished in third place at the Butler Fall Invitational on Tuesday played at Highland Golf and Country Club in Indianapolis, Ind.


Volleyball

Valpo Volleyball Gears Up For Three HL Matches

A three-match week is highlighted by games with a pair of teams vying with Valparaiso near the top of the Horizon League table. The Crusaders travel to league-leading Milwaukee on Wednesday before hosting Cleveland State Saturday and Youngstown State Sunday at the ARC.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Set for Two League Matches

A pair of Horizon League matches are on the slate for Valparaiso this week beginning with a showdown between the two remaining unbeatens in the conference. On Wednesday the Brown and Gold travels to Milwaukee to face the 12th-ranked Panthers before returning home on Sunday to entertain Cleveland State.


Men's Golf

Three Crusaders in Top-Seven at Butler Invitational

Three Valparaiso golfers are currently in the top seven of the individual standings through two rounds of the Butler Fall Invitational being held at Highland Golf and Country Club in Indianapolis, Ind. The impressive 36-hole play by the Crusaders on Monday has the Brown and Gold in third place heading into Tuesday’s final round.


Women's Golf

Pfaender and Crusaders Fire School Records at Butler Invitational

Erika Pfaender (Pewaukee, Wis./Arrowhead H.S.) carded a Valparaiso University record 74 on Monday, tying for sixth place at the midway point of the Butler Fall Invitational held at Highland Golf and Country Club in Indianapolis, Ind. As a team the Crusaders shot a school-best 310 and are in seventh place.


Men's Tennis

Crusader Alums Return for Annual Match with Current Team

In a fun-spirited contest, the Valparaiso University men’s tennis team defeated their returning alumni 10-2 on Saturday afternoon at the Valpo Tennis Complex in the annual alumni tournament held as part of Homecoming weekend.


Women's Swimming

Valpo Women Swim at Butler to Open Season Sunday

Valparaiso began a new season of women’s swimming on Sunday afternoon, falling to four other schools in a meet hosted by Butler in Fishers, Ind.


Men's Swimming

Valpo Opened 2011-2012 Season Sunday

Valparaiso’s men’s swim team opened its 2011-2012 season on Sunday afternoon in Fishers, Ind., dropping all three legs of a quadrangular meet.


Men's Soccer

Crusader Men Drop 1-0 Decision in Non-League Action at WIU

Valparaiso outshot former Mid-Con rival Western Illinois 25-11 Sunday afternoon and put 11 shots on goal, but it was the homestanding Leathernecks who found the back of the net late in the first half for the game’s lone goal, as the Crusaders fell 1-0 in Macomb, Ill.


Volleyball

Volleyball Completes Homecoming Weekend With Win Over Butler

Valparaiso ended Homecoming Weekend on a high note Saturday evening, defeating Butler 3-1 (25-21, 16-25, 25-17, 25-16) at the Athletics-Recreation Center to improve to 4-1 in Horizon League play.


Football

Morehead State Downs Valpo in PFL Opener

Valparaiso opened the Pioneer Football League portion of its schedule on Saturday afternoon, dropping a Homecoming contest to Morehead State 38-14 at Brown Field.


Men's Soccer

Avelar Strikes Golden Goal as Valpo Downs Detroit

Valparaiso remained unbeaten at Brown Field this year and improved to 1-0-1 in Horizon League play in dramatic fashion Friday night, as freshman Gerardo Avelar (San Salvador, El Salvador/Colegio San Francisco) converted a strike from 35 yards out in the 98th minute to give the Crusaders a 3-2 (ot) victory over Detroit.


Volleyball

Valpo Downs Wright State in Sweep Friday

Valparaiso used a balanced dominant offensive attack to easily handle Wright State Friday evening in Horizon League action at the ARC, sweeping the visiting Raiders 3-0 (25-12, 25-14, 25-16).


Women's Cross Country

Crusader Women Place 16th Friday at Notre Dame

The Valparaiso women’s cross country team, led by freshman Jessica Richardson (Columbus, Ind./North), ran to a 16th place finish in the Gold race at the Notre Dame Invitational in Notre Dame, Ind. on Friday afternoon.


Men's Cross Country

Valpo Men Run Friday Afternoon at Notre Dame

Running on a soggy, windy afternoon Friday in Notre Dame, Ind., the Valparaiso men’s cross country team placed 18th in the Gold division of the Notre Dame Invitational.


Football

Wysocki Named Semifinalist for William V. Campbell Trophy

Valparaiso University running back Bobby Wysocki (Calumet City, Ill./Thornwood H.S.) has been named as one of 127 national semifinalists for the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame’s William V. Campbell Trophy which recognizes an individual as the absolute best scholar-athlete in the nation.


Softball

Valpo Earns All-Academic Honors From NFCA

The Valparaiso softball team has been named an All-Academic Team by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA), as announced by the organization today.


Men's Swimming

Valpo Men Dive into 2011-2012 Season

As the weather starts to cool outside, the pool within the Athletics-Recreation Center is just beginning to warm up as Valparaiso University’s men’s swim team jumps into the 2011-2012 season. The Crusaders welcome back 12 returnees and bring with them nine freshmen.


Men's Basketball

Field Finalized For 2K Sports Classic

Akron and Duquesne, both postseason teams from a season ago, highlight the squads coming to Valparaiso as the Crusaders’ men’s basketball team hosts a subregional round of the 2K Sports Classic Benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Nov. 18-20. It marks the first time Valpo has hosted part of an in-season men’s basketball tournament since 1977.


Women's Soccer

Crusaders Blank Loyola 1-0 to Remain Perfect in League Play

Luisa Desario (Bartlett, Ill./Bartlett H.S.) score the lone goal of the match with just 7:13 remaining in the match on Wednesday evening as Valparaiso registered their second straight Horizon League victory, defeating Loyola (Chicago) 1-0 at Loyola Soccer Park in Chicago, Ill.


Men's Soccer

Crusaders Host Detroit, Travel to Western Illinois

Valparaiso returns to Brown Field on Friday night for a Horizon League battle with Detroit before stepping out of league play Sunday afternoon to take on a former Mid-Con rival at Western Illinois.


Volleyball

Volleyball Returns to ARC For Homecoming Weekend

Valparaiso hosts a pair of Horizon League matches this Homecoming weekend, welcoming Wright State on Friday night before taking on Butler on Saturday evening. The pair of contests at the ARC begins a stretch in which the Crusaders will play six out of their next eight matches at home.


Women's Golf

Kleckner Wins Tennesee Fall Classic, Valpo Finishes Second

Michelle Kleckner (New Brighton, Minn./Irondale H.S.) won her first collegiate tournament on Tuesday, cruising to a seven stroke victory at the Tennessee State Fall Classic held at Morningstar Golf Club in Indianapolis, Ind. As a team Valparaiso finished in second place, one shot behind tournament champion Chicago State.


Women's Swimming

Valpo Women Take to the Pool for the 2011-2012 Season

The Valparaiso University women’s swim team prepares to make a splash into the 2011-2012 season. The Crusaders return eight swimmers from last season’s roster and welcome eight freshmen to this year’s Brown and Gold community.


Football

Valpo Hosts Morehead State for Homecoming

Valparaiso opens Pioneer Football League play on Saturday afternoon hosting Morehead State at Brown Field. The first of two straight home games for the Crusaders, the game is part of the school’s annual Homecoming celebration on campus this weekend.


Women's Golf

Crusaders Lead Tennessee State Fall Classic at Midway Point

Michelle Kleckner (New Brighton, Minn./Irondale H.S.) holds a five shot lead individually and Valparaiso has a two stroke advantage as a team following the opening round of a rain delayed Tennessee State Fall Classic held on Monday at Morningstar Golf Club in Indianapolis, Ind.


Women's Soccer

Crusaders Return to Horizon League Play Wednesday at Loyola

Valparaiso returns to Horizon League action this week while beginning a brief two-match road trip. The Crusaders head to the Windy City on Wednesday evening to battle the Ramblers of Loyola (Chicago) looking to remain perfect in conference action.


Women's Soccer

Valpo and Air Force Battle to Scoreless Draw

Valparaiso and Air Force concluded the Crusader Classic on Sunday afternoon playing to a 0-0 double-overtime draw at Eastgate Field.


Men's Tennis

Valpo Closes Play at Wright State/Dayton Invitational

Valparaiso wrapped up play at the Wright State/Dayton Fall Shootout on Sunday morning with Egan Hart (Raleigh, N.C./Ravenscroft H.S.) advancing to the finals of the consolation draw of the “B” singles.


Men's Soccer

Valpo Draws With Cleveland State in Horizon Opener

The Valparaiso men’s soccer team opened Horizon League play on the road Saturday evening in Cleveland, Ohio and was able to come away having earned a result, dueling to a 0-0 (2ot) draw with Cleveland State.


Men's Tennis

Three Individuals, One Double Team Still Alive in Dayton

Chris Baum (Charlotte, N.C./Providence H.S.) has advanced to the semifinals of the main draw in singles and joins Adam Whitmer (Shipshewana, Ind./Westview H.S.) in the doubles championship while Michael Woodson (Raleigh, N.C./Ravenscroft H.S.) and Egan Hart (Raleigh, N.C./Ravenscroft H.S.) are both in the consolation draw semifinals following day two of play at the Wright State/Dayton Fall Shootout held at Thomas Cloud Park in Dayton, Ohio.


Volleyball

Crusaders Earn Road Sweep at Loyola

Valparaiso totaled 13 team blocks Saturday afternoon, including a career-best nine rejections from sophomore Ellen Vanden Berg (Little Chute, Wis./Little Chute), as the Crusaders bounced back with a 3-0 (25-16, 26-24, 25-17) victory over Loyola in Chicago, Ill.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Falls Short Versus Campbell to Open Crusader Classic

Valparaiso fought back from a goal down to tie the match with under 15 minutes remaining on Friday evening, but Campbell scored the match-winner with just over five minutes left to down the Crusaders 3-2 at Brown Field on the opening night of the Crusader Classic.


Men's Tennis

Valpo Posts Six Wins to Open Wright State/Dayton Shootout

Valparaiso went 4-4 in singles play and one of the Crusaders’ doubles teams advanced to the semifinals on Friday as the Brown and Gold opened play at the Wright State/Dayton Fall Shootout. A portion of the matches were played outdoors at Thomas Cloud Park before rain forced play indoors at the South Regency Tennis Club.


Women's Basketball

China: A Look Back with Women's Hoops

When Mallory Ladd was preparing to make the 275-mile move from her home in Evansville, Ind., to the Valparaiso campus for her freshman year, she was also packing for a 7,000 mile trip around world.


Volleyball

Valpo Falls to Green Bay Friday Night

Valparaiso’s first road match of the 2011 Horizon League season did not end on a positive note for the Crusaders, as homestanding Green Bay came out 3-0 (25-17, 25-21, 25-21) victors Friday evening in Green Bay, Wis.


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

Crusaders Announce Track Schedule For Upcoming Season

Valparaiso men’s and women’s track and field head coach Ryan Moore announced today the indoor and outdoor schedules for the Crusaders’ 2011-2012 season.


Men's Soccer

Valpo Men's Soccer Set for Start of HL Play

Valparaiso opens the Horizon League schedule this weekend, traveling to Cleveland State for a Saturday night contest. The game against the Vikings marks the first of three league matchups in the Crusaders’ next four games.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Set to Host Crusader Classic

Valparaiso closes out the non-conference portion of its 2011 schedule this weekend by hosting an in-season tournament for the first time in program history. The Crusaders will face Campbell on Friday evening in the second match of the Crusader Classic, following the contest between IUPUI and Air Force. Valpo then will meet Air Force on Sunday afternoon with IUPUI and Campbell meeting earlier in the day.


Volleyball

Valpo Travels to Green Bay, Loyola

After starting Horizon League play with a single mid-week match last week, Valparaiso starts a month-long stretch of nothing but league contests this weekend. The Crusaders make the trek up to Green Bay for a Friday night match before stopping at Loyola Saturday afternoon on their way back to Indiana.


Women's Golf

Crusaders Finish Seventh to Close Valpo Invitational

Valparaiso University finished in seventh place on Tuesday as the Crusaders wrapped up play in their first home golf tournament in program history, the Valpo Invitational, played at The Course at Aberdeen. The Crusaders shot 324 in the final round to finish at 644 for the tournament, just one stroke out of fifth place and four shots out of fourth.


Men's Basketball

Five-Game Crusader Plans on Sale Now!

Valparaiso is once again offering its five-game Crusader Plan package for the 2011-2012 men’s basketball season. This year’s five-game Crusader Plan, which is on sale now, features the five “Operation: Pack the ARC” games on the Valpo men’s basketball schedule.


Women's Golf

Crusaders Third Midway through Inaugural Valpo Invitational

Hosting a women’s golf tournament for the first time in program history, Valparaiso turned in a stellar opening round of 320 on Monday to finish the opening 18 holes of the Valpo Invitational in third place out of a field of 13 teams at the Course at Aberdeen.


Women's Soccer

Valpo’s Hoaglin Garners League Accolades

Valparaiso University midfielder Rachel Hoaglin (Lakeville, Minn./Academy of Holy Angels H.S.) has been named the Horizon League’s Women’s Soccer Player of the Week after extending her goal-scoring streak to four straight matches.


Volleyball

Beil Named HL Offensive Player of the Week

Freshman middle hitter Morgan Beil (St. Louis, Mo./Marquette) has been named the Horizon League Offensive Player of the Week, the league announced Monday morning. It marks the first career weekly honor from the league office for the freshman.


Men's Tennis

Valpo Closes Play in Peoria Sunday

Eric Honert (Arvada, Colo./Ralston Valley H.S.) capped off a perfect singles weekend with two more victories on Sunday afternoon as the Crusaders wrapped up play at the Hotels at Grand Prairie Classic in Peoria, Ill.


Men's Soccer

Crusader Men Fall 2-0 at Western Michigan

On a windy Sunday afternoon in Kalamazoo, Mich., the Valparaiso men’s soccer team fell behind in the first half and was unable to find the equalizer going against the wind in the second half, eventually falling 2-0 to Western Michigan in the Crusaders’ last game before the start of Horizon League play.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Downs BGSU 4-0 for Third Straight Shutout

Nine different players registered points on Sunday afternoon and Kristen Manski (Saint Charles, Ill./North H.S.) made two saves for her third straight shutout in goal as Valparaiso defeated Bowling Green 4-0 at Cochrane Field in Bowling Green, Ohio.


Men's Golf

Valpo Moves Up, Finishes Seventh at Kentucky

Valparaiso shot 292 as a team on Sunday and moved up one place in the team standings to finish seventh overall at the UK Bluegrass Invitational held at the University Club of Kentucky Big Blue Course in Lexington, Ky.


Men's Golf

Valpo Men Eighth Heading into Final Round at Kentucky

Valparaiso shot rounds of 301 and 299 for a 36-hole total of 600 on Saturday and sits in an eighth place tie with Horizon League foe Youngstown State at the UK Bluegrass Invitational head at the University Club of Kentucky Big Blue Course in Lexington, Ky.


Men's Tennis

Doubles Featured Saturday at Bradley

The middle day of play at the Hotels at Grand Prairie Classic in Peoria, Ill. featured four doubles matches as well as a singles contest for Valparaiso University as the Crusaders continued action in their season-opening tournament.


Women's Tennis

Valpo Women Close Play at River Forest

Valparaiso’s women’s tennis team wrapped up their first fall tournament of the season on Saturday afternoon at the River Forest Tennis Club in River Forest, Ill.


Volleyball

Valpo Splits Pair to Close DePaul Invitational

Valparaiso split a pair of hard-fought matches Saturday afternoon to close out early-season tournament action at the DePaul Invitational, falling to Kansas 3-2 (25-18, 27-29, 21-25, 25-16, 15-10) before downing San Diego State 3-0 (25-21, 25-23, 25-22) to finish the tournament in second place.


Football

Crusader Football Falls at Duquesne

Valparaiso wrapped up non-conference play on Saturday afternoon suffering a 49-14 loss to Duquesne at Rooney Field in Pittsburgh, Pa.


Women's Cross Country

Richardson Posts Top-15 Finish to Lead Valpo Women

Freshman Jessica Richardson (Columbus, Ind./North) registered the second top-15 performance of her young career to lead the Valparaiso women’s cross country team as it competed Saturday at the Navy Invitational in Annapolis, Md.


Men's Cross Country

Crusader Men Compete at Navy, Calvin Saturday

The Valparaiso men’s cross country program split its squad on Saturday for its second weekend of competition this season. Some Crusader runners competed at the Navy Invitational in Annapolis, Md., while others ran at the Knight Invitational, hosted by Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich.


Men's Tennis

Baum Wins Twice as Crusaders Open Year

Valparaiso won five singles matches on the first day of competition at the Hotels at Grand Prarie Classic on Friday to begin a three day tournament hosted by Bradley in Peoria, Ill.


Men's Soccer

Valpo Men Earn Second Straight 1-0 Victory

Returning home to Brown Field for the first time since the season opener, Valparaiso earned its second straight 1-0 victory Friday night, defeating IUPUI thanks to a strike in the 63rd minute from freshman Eric Nieto (Louisville, Ky./Louisville Collegiate).


Volleyball

Valpo Cruises to Three-Set Sweep of DePaul

Valparaiso had little trouble in its first match of the DePaul Invitational in Chicago, Ill. Friday evening, dispatching of the host Blue Demons in three straight sets (25-14, 25-8, 25-20).


Women's Soccer

Crusader Women Open League Play Blanking Green Bay

Rachel Hoaglin (Lakeville, Minn./Academy of Holy Angels H.S.) scored less than two minutes into the match and Kristen Manski (Saint Charles, Ill./North H.S.) registered her second straight shutout on Friday afternoon as Valparaiso opened Horizon League action with a 1-0 victory over Green Bay at Eastgate Field.


Women's Tennis

Valpo Women Open Fall Tennis Season at River Forest

Valparaiso’s women’s tennis team opened its 2011 fall schedule on Friday afternoon at the River Forest Tournament held at the River Forest Tennis Club in River Forest, Ill.


Women's Tennis

Women's Tennis Set to Open 2011-2012 Season

A youthful Valparaiso University women’s tennis team will take to the courts in 2011-2012 as head coach Traci Young has five freshmen and two sophomores among her nine-member roster.


Football

Football Closes Non-Conference Play at Duquesne Saturday

Valparaiso wraps up the non-conference portion of the 2011 schedule on Saturday afternoon traveling to Pittsburgh, Pa. to battle Duquesne. The Crusaders are also wrapping up a two-game road trip before returning to Brown Field in two weeks, following a bye next Saturday, to open Pioneer Football League action.


Volleyball

Crusaders Sweep UIC to Open Horizon League Play

Freshman Morgan Beil (St. Louis, Mo./Marquette) posted a match-best 12 kills while hitting at a monster .688 clip to lead Valparaiso as it easily swept UIC (25-21, 25-19, 25-13) to open up Horizon League action Wednesday night at the ARC.


Men's Basketball

Drew Finalizes Staff for 2011-2012 Season

Valparaiso men’s basketball head coach Bryce Drew has finalized his staff for the upcoming 2011-2012 season. Jake Diebler is now an assistant coach, joining Roger Powell Jr. and Luke Gore as full-time assistants on the Crusaders’ staff, while Will Phipps has joined the Valpo men’s basketball program as the team’s director of basketball operations.


Women's Tennis

Valpo Women’s Tennis Team Hosts Racquet Roundup

The Valparaiso University women’s tennis team is hosting a service project called Racquet Roundup through October 15.


Men's Soccer

Valpo Men to Take On IUPUI, Western Michigan

The Valparaiso men’s soccer team returns home for the first time since the season opener Friday evening, hosting former Mid-Con foe IUPUI at Brown Field. The Crusaders then travel to Western Michigan for a Sunday afternoon game, the last before the start of Horizon League play.


Men's Tennis

Crusader Men Take the Courts for Fall Campaign

An experienced Valparaiso University men’s tennis team takes to the court this fall in several tournaments as a tune-up for the spring championship season. Head coach Jim Daugherty returns seven letterwinners and has added a freshman to a team that won nine matches in 2010-2011.


Women's Soccer

Crusader Women Host Green Bay, Travel to BGSU This Weekend

After four matches away from home, Valparaiso returns to Eastgate Field on Friday afternoon to face Green Bay in the Horizon League opener for both schools. The Crusaders then step back out of conference play on Sunday with a trip to Ohio to battle Bowling Green.


Volleyball

Valpo VB Opens League Play, Heads to DePaul This Week

Valparaiso gets an early start to Horizon League play with a single mid-week match Wednesday night at home against UIC. The Crusaders then compete in their final in-season tournament of the season, facing Kansas and San Diego State as well as the hosts of the DePaul Invitational.


Women's Basketball

Crusaders Seeking Ball Girls for 2011-2012 Season

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team is looking for girls age 7-12 to help serve as a ball girl during the 2011-2012 season.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Shuts Out Eastern Illinois 2-0

A pair of goals less than three minutes apart midway through the first half proved to be the only scoring on Sunday afternoon, but it was more than enough for Valparaiso as the Crusaders registered their second shutout of the season, 2-0, over Eastern Illinois at Lakeside Field in Charleston, Ill.


Women's Golf

Crusader Women Finish Fifth at IU Fall Kick-off

Valparaiso improved by seven strokes as a team during Sunday’s final round of the IU Fall Kick-off and finished in fifth place overall with a two round total of 665 (336-329) at the IU Golf Course in Bloomington, Ind.


Men's Soccer

Last-Second Goal Pushes Valpo Past Northwestern

As time was winding down in regulation Sunday afternoon in DeKalb, Ill., it was a senior who stepped up big for Valparaiso, as Chadd Sult (South Bend, Ind./John Adams) found the back of the net with just 17 seconds left to play to give the Crusaders a thrilling 1-0 victory over Northwestern in the finale of the niu Adidas Invitational. Valpo concluded the tournament in second place out of the four participating teams.


Volleyball

Valpo Falls to Notre Dame

Valparaiso battled on Notre Dame’s home court with the host Fighting Irish in the finale of the Golden Dome Invitational Sunday afternoon, but in the end, it was Notre Dame defeating Valpo by a 3-0 (25-20, 25-21, 25-21) count. Freshman Morgan Beil (St. Louis, Mo./Marquette) represented the Crusaders on the All-Tournament Team.


Women's Golf

Valpo Opens Season at Indiana Saturday

Valparaiso’s women’s golf team teed off for the first time during the 2011-2012 season on Saturday afternoon, and sits in fifth place at the IU Fall Kick-off held at the IU Golf Course in Bloomington, Ind. The Crusaders posted a first round score of 336.


Football

Crusaders Fall at Youngstown State

Valparaiso opened up the road portion of the 2011 football schedule on Saturday afternoon at Stambaugh Stadium in Youngstown, Ohio dropping a 77-13 decision to Youngstown State.


Volleyball

Crusaders Drop 3-1 Decision to Lipscomb

Valparaiso took the opening set from Lipscomb Saturday afternoon in Notre Dame, Ind. at the Golden Dome Invitational, but could not slow down the Bisons’ offensive attack in the last three frames as Valpo fell by a 3-1 final (21-25, 25-17, 25-21, 25-23).


Men's Soccer

Valpo Falls on Road at #20 Northern Illinois

A goal by Isaac Kannah in the 85th minute proved to be the difference on Friday evening, as Valparaiso fell to #20 Northern Illinois, 1-0, in its first match at the NIU adidas Invitational in DeKalb, Ill.


Women's Soccer

Valpo and IUPUI Battle to 1-1 Draw in Women’s Soccer

Valparaiso continued its four-match road trip on Friday evening, but returned to the Hoosier State and battled IUPUI to a 1-1 deadlock at Kuntz Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind.


Volleyball

Crusaders Open Golden Dome Invite With Sweep of Portland

Valparaiso put together a solid offensive team effort, hitting .297 for the match, and came up with key points at the end of all three sets as the Crusaders earned a 3-0 (25-21, 25-23, 25-21) sweep of Portland Friday afternoon in Notre Dame, Ind.


Women's Golf

Valpo Women Set to Tee Up 2011-2012 Season

The 2011-2012 women’s golf season begins with a great deal of optimism for the Valparaiso Crusaders. Mat Blair has taken over the helm of the third year program, which finished sixth at the Horizon League Championships, and he inherits eight letterwinners and one new freshman. Valpo looks to continue the steady improvement that the program has shown since it was formed prior to the 2009-2010 campaign.


Softball

Crusaders to Hold Alumni Event Homecoming Weekend

The Valparaiso softball program will be hosting an alumni event, including a softball game and a cookout, on the Saturday of Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 1.


Volleyball

Valpo Volleyball Readies For Golden Dome Invitational

Valparaiso makes the short trip east to the University of Notre Dame this weekend to compete at the Golden Dome Invitational. The Crusaders will face Portland on Friday afternoon and Lipscomb on Saturday afternoon before closing tournament action against the host Irish on Sunday.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Women’s Basketball Program to Host 17th Annual Fall Coaches Clinic

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball program will host its 17th annual Fall Coaches’ Clinic on September 23-24 at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The event will feature three collegiate head coaches as well as the Crusader women’s coaching staff.


Football

Crusaders Head to Youngstown State Saturday

After posting their high offensive output since 2008 last Saturday, Valparaiso takes to the road for the first time in 2011 traveling to Youngstown State to battle a traditional NCAA I-FCS national power. This week’s contest is the second of three straight non-conference games to open the season for the Crusaders prior to the start of Pioneer Football League action in October.


Men's Soccer

Crusaders Travel to NIU adidas Invitational

The Valparaiso men’s soccer team competes in its second tournament in as many weeks this weekend, heading to Northern Illinois for the NIU adidas Invitational. The Crusaders face off against the host Huskies, ranked 20th nationally, on Friday evening before taking on Big Ten foe Northwestern on Sunday afternoon.


Softball

Valpo Announces 2012 Softball Schedule

A trip through the Southwest for the first time in program history highlights the early-season schedule, and Valparaiso will also host 17 home games this season as Valpo head coach Jordan Stevens announced today the Crusaders’ 2012 softball schedule.


Women's Soccer

Soccer Closes Road Trip With Two Matches This Weekend

Valparaiso wraps up its four-match road trip this weekend with a pair of contests. The Crusaders head south to Indianapolis on Friday evening for a date against former Mid-Continent Conference foe IUPUI before traveling on to Charleston, Ill. on Sunday for a clash with the Panthers of Eastern Illinois.


Men's Basketball

Valparaiso Announces 2011-2012 Men’s Basketball Schedule

Valparaiso men’s basketball head coach Bryce Drew announced today the Crusaders’ schedule for the 2011-2012 season, a schedule which features 17 home games, at least five games against NCAA Tournament teams from a year ago and at least four national television broadcasts.


Baseball

21 Home Dates Highlight Valpo’s 2012 Baseball Schedule

Valparaiso University baseball coach Tracy Woodson has released the Crusaders’ 2012 baseball schedule which features 21 home games, including a nine-game homestand to wrap up the regular season.


Men's Soccer

Antonijevic, Miller Named to Duquesne Invitational All-Tournament Team

The Valparaiso men’s soccer team placed a pair of players on the Duquesne Invitational All-Tournament Team, as fifth-year senior Stefan Antonijevic (Buffalo Grove, Ill./Stevenson [College of Lake County/Marquette]) and junior Kevin Miller (Jefferson City, Mo./Helias) represented the Crusaders for their efforts on the pitch over the course of Valpo’s two matches.


Men's Golf

Henning Ties for Third as Valpo Moves Up to Fourth at Fossum Invitational

Kyle Henning (Brookfield, Wis./East H.S.) carded a three-under par 69 on Sunday to lead Valparaiso as the Crusaders moved up five spots in the team standings to finish in fourth place overall at the Fossum Invitational at Forest Akers Golf Course in East Lansing, Mich.


Women's Soccer

Crusaders Fall at Liberty Sunday Afternoon

Valparaiso wrapped up play at the Liberty Invitational on Sunday afternoon, dropping a 3-1 match to the host Flames of Liberty at Osborne Stadium in Lynchburg, Va.


Men's Soccer

Valpo Draws With Pitt Sunday

Despite playing a goal down for the majority of the game Sunday, the Valparaiso men’s soccer team got the equalizer off the foot of sophomore Todd Vervynckt (Plymouth, Ind./Plymouth) in the 73rd minute and went on to earn a 1-1 double-overtime draw with Big East foe Pittsburgh Sunday to conclude play at the Duquesne Invitational in Pittsburgh, Pa.


Football

Franklin Spoils Valpo’s Opener on Rainy Communiversity Night

Valparaiso jumped out to a 14-point lead midway through the second quarter but Franklin rallied with three second half touchdowns and defeated the Crusaders 49-35 on a rainy Saturday evening at Brown Field in the season opener on the second annual Communiversity Day.


Men's Golf

Valpo Ninth on Day One of Season-Opening Event

Valparaiso opened the 2011-2012 men’s golf season on Saturday afternoon at Forest Akers Golf Course in East Lansing, Mich. and currently sits in ninth place with a 36-hole total of 604 following day one play.


Volleyball

Valpo Wins Pair On Final Day of Marriott Volley Brawl

Valparaiso used all facets of the game to earn a pair of victories on Saturday at the ARC, putting forth a stellar defensive effort in a 3-1 (25-14, 26-28, 25-12, 25-20) victory over Texas A&M-CC in the morning before dominating offensively in a 3-1 (26-24, 25-21, 18-25, 25-20) win over Evansville in the afternoon. The pair of victories gave the Crusaders second place in the Marriott Volley Brawl, while senior Amy Groesbeck (Wheaton, Ill./North) and junior Taylor Root (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) represented Valpo on the All-Tournament Team.


Men's Soccer

Crusaders Fall at Duquesne, 2-1

Junior Jaymie Bullard (Naperville, Ill./Neuqua Valley) equalized for the Valparaiso men’s soccer team just 14 seconds into the second half of play Friday night in Pittsburgh, Pa., but Duquesne knocked home the eventual match-winner in the 69th minute for a 2-1 victory in the Crusaders’ first match at the Duquesne Invitational.


Volleyball

Valpo Splits on Opening Day of Marriott Volley Brawl

Hosting a tournament at the ARC for the first time since 2007, the Valparaiso volleyball team split a pair of sweeps on the first day of action at the Marriott Volley Brawl. The Crusaders opened the tournament with a 3-0 (25-15, 25-15, 25-8) victory over Murray State before falling in the day’s final match, 3-0 (25-16, 25-23, 25-19), to Ball State.


Women's Cross Country

Richardson Leads Valpo Women in Her Debut

Freshman Jessica Richardson (Columbus, Ind./North) debuted with a bang Friday afternoon at the Crusader Open at Sunset Hills Park, running to a 14th place finish to lead the Valparaiso women’s cross country squad.


Men's Cross Country

Bradford Leads Valpo Pack at Crusader Open

Junior Wally Bradford (Mukwonago, Wis./Mukwonago) ran to a 13th-place finish Friday at the season-opening Crusader Open to pace the Valparaiso men’s cross country team.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Blanks Coastal Carolina to Open Liberty Invitational

Janine Lytle (Wooster, Ohio/Wooster H.S.) scored her first goal of the season and Valparaiso posted its first shutout of the season on Friday afternoon as the Crusaders defeated Coastal Carolina 1-0 at Osborne Stadium in Lynchburg, Va. to open the Liberty Invitational.


Men's Basketball

Capobianco, Carpenter Join Valpo Men’s Basketball Program

Valparaiso men’s basketball head coach Bryce Drew announced today that Bobby Capobianco, a 6’9”, 250 lb. forward from Loveland, Ohio, has transferred from Indiana University to Valparaiso and has joined the Crusaders’ men’s basketball program. Capobianco must sit out the 2011-2012 season due to NCAA transfer regulations, and will have two seasons of eligibility remaining beginning with the 2012-2013 campaign.


Men's Cross Country

Valpo Men Ready to Run in 2011

Three of the Valparaiso men’s cross country team’s top five runners from a season ago highlight a solid group of returnees, while a contingent of four newcomers joins the squad as well as the Crusaders prepare to open the 2011 cross country season.


Women's Cross Country

Crusader Women Set For 2011 Campaign

A small and youthful squad will take to the cross country trails this year, as the Valparaiso women’s cross country team prepares for the start of the 2011 season this weekend.


Men's Soccer

Valpo Travels to Pittsburgh For Duquesne Invitational

The Valparaiso men’s soccer team hits the road for the first time in 2011 this weekend, traveling to Pittsburgh, Pa. to take on Pitt and the host Dukes as part of the Duquesne Invitational. The Crusaders enter the weekend coming off of a record-setting performance last Friday night.


Volleyball

Valpo Set to Host Marriott Volley Brawl

Valparaiso hosts an in-season tournament at the ARC this weekend for the first time since 2007, bringing in Ball State, Evansville, Murray State and Texas A&M-CC for the Marriott Volley Brawl. The five-team round-robin tournament features four matches for the Crusaders, who enter the weekend on a three-match winning streak.


Football

Valpo Opens 91st Season of Football Saturday Hosting Franklin

The 2011 football season kicks off on Saturday evening at Brown Field in Valparaiso as the Crusaders take on instate foe Franklin under the lights. The season opener is also part of Communiversity Day on the Valpo campus, with a wide variety of activities taking place leading up to kickoff between the Crusaders and Grizzlies.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Women Head to Liberty Invitational

Valparaiso ventures away from Northwest Indiana for the first time in 2011 this weekend to begin a four-game road trip. The Brown and Gold will head to Lynchburg, Va. for the Liberty Invitational for a pair of matches. The Crusaders will face Coastal Carolina in a neutral site contest on Friday before battling the host Flames on Sunday afternoon.


Men's Basketball

Valpo’s Witt to Focus on Academics; Will Not Compete

Valparaiso men’s basketball head coach Bryce Drew announced today that senior Cameron Witt (Launceston, Tasmania, Australia/Launceston) will not compete during the 2011-2012 season in order to focus on finishing his degree. Witt will not apply for a redshirt year, thus completing his Valpo career.


Men's Golf

Valpo Men Take the Links for 2011 Fall Season

Valparaiso’s men’s golf team returns to the links this fall for the first time under new head coach Dave Gring, looking for continued improvement in just the third season since the program was resurrected.


Men's Basketball

Fernandez Joins Valpo Men’s Basketball Program

Valparaiso men’s basketball head coach Bryce Drew announced today that Vashil Fernandez, a 6’11” center from Kingston, Jamaica, has joined the Crusaders’ men’s basketball program for the 2011-2012 season.


Volleyball

Root Picks Up Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week Honor

Junior Taylor Root (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) picked up her sixth career Player of the Week honor from the Horizon League office on Monday, receiving Defensive Player of the Week accolades for her efforts on the back line at the WVU Mountaineer Invitational last weekend. Root’s six career weekly honors are tied for second-most in Horizon League history.


Volleyball

Pokorny, Root Earn All-Tournament Accolades

Senior Jenny Pokorny (Geneva, Ill./Geneva) and junior Taylor Root (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) represented Valparaiso on the WVU Mountaineer Invitational All-Tournament Team as they helped lead the Crusaders to a 3-1 mark at their season-opening tournament.


Women's Soccer

Late Goal Pushes Evansville Past Crusaders

Evansville found the back of the net in the 89th minute for the lone goal of the match on Sunday afternoon, giving the Purple Aces a 1-0 victory over Valparaiso at Eastgate Field.


Volleyball

Valpo Sweeps Pair On Final Day at West Virginia

Valparaiso closed out play at the WVU Mountaineer Invitational in Morgantown, W.V. on Saturday by cruising to a pair of sweeps, downing Robert Morris early in the afternoon (25-12, 25-23, 25-9) before taking down New Hampshire (25-17, 25-17, 25-11) to conclude tournament action.


Volleyball

Crusaders Defeat West Virginia to Earn Split Friday

Valparaiso rallied from down two sets to one to post a 3-2 (25-16, 21-25, 19-25, 26-24, 15-12) victory over tournament host West Virginia to earn a split of its first day of play Friday at the WVU Mountaineer Invitational in Morgantown, W.V. #21 Ohio State defeated the Crusaders in their season opener, 3-0 (25-22, 25-16, 25-22).


Men's Soccer

Crusaders Down Calumet To Open 2011 Campaign

Eight different Crusaders found the back of the net Friday night, while 23 players in all took the field, as the Valparaiso men’s soccer team opened the 2011 season with an 8-0 victory at Brown Field over Calumet College of Saint Joseph.


Men's Soccer

Crusaders Prepare to Host Calumet Friday

The Valparaiso men’s soccer team gets the 2011 season underway this Friday, Aug. 26 as the Crusaders host Calumet College on the pitch at Brown Field at 7:30 p.m. Valpo enters the 2011 campaign coming off of back-to-back winning seasons for the first time in program history.


Volleyball

Valpo Opens Season at West Virginia

Valparaiso kicks off the 2011 volleyball season this weekend in Morgantown, W.V., playing four matches as part of the WVU Mountaineer Invitational. The Crusaders enter the season in search of their tenth consecutive 20-win campaign.


Men's Soccer

Valpo Men's Soccer Ready For 2011 Season

The Valparaiso men’s soccer program looks to continue its winning tradition entering the 2011 campaign, coming off of back-to-back winning seasons for the first time in program history. It will be a talented, experienced group taking to the pitch for the Crusaders, as 21 letterwinners, including seven starters, return from last year’s squad as Valpo takes aim at the top of the Horizon League standings.


Volleyball

Crusader Volleyball Tabbed Third in Horizon League

The Valparaiso volleyball squad has been predicted to finish in a tie for third place in the Horizon League in 2011, as chosen by the league’s nine head coaches. The Crusaders picked up one first-place vote and tallied 51 points, finishing just one point out of the second position.


Women's Soccer

Women's Soccer Hosts Evansville Sunday Afternoon

After playing the first two matches on the turf of Brown Field last weekend, Valparaiso wraps up its season-opening three-match homestand on Sunday afternoon on the grass of Eastgate Field as the Crusaders entertain instate foe Evansville.


Football

Crusaders Set for 2011 Season on the Gridiron

As the 2011 football season gets set to kick off, the Valparaiso Crusaders look to continue rebuilding their program and moving up in the Pioneer Football League standings. Head coach Dale Carlson returns for year two at the helm of the Brown and Gold. He returns more than 40 letterwinners from one year ago, including six starters on each side of the football, and has brought in 46 freshmen as well as a couple of transfers.


Volleyball

Crusader Volleyball Set For 2011 Campaign

The Valparaiso volleyball program’s tradition of excellence rolled on in 2010, as the Crusaders won 27 matches and advanced to the Horizon League Championship match for the second time in four years. It marked Valpo’s ninth consecutive 20-win season, making the Crusaders one of just 12 teams nationwide to have won 20 or more matches nine straight years. With 11 letterwinners, including four starters, returning in 2011, hopes are high for Valpo to capture a Horizon League title and extend its stretch of 20-win campaigns.


Athletics

Student-Athletes Set for New School Year

Valparaiso's entire athletics family came together on Monday evening for its annual student-athlete picnic at Brown Field.


Softball

Valpo to Host Fall Softball Camp

Valparaiso softball head coach Jordan Stevens and the Crusader softball program will be hosting a one-day fall softball camp on Saturday, September 17 from 9:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m. The camp, open to athletes in grades 9-12, is a new and exciting style of camp designed to provide athletes a close-up look as to what a typical day in the life of a college athlete is like, with a focus on the softball aspects.


Men's Tennis

Valpo Announces Fall Men’s Tennis Schedule

Head coach Jim Daugherty’s men’s tennis squad will compete in four events during the fall as Valparaiso University has announced its 2011 fall schedule.


Men's Basketball

Broekhoff, Edwards Lead Squads in Scoring at World University Games

Juniors Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) and Richie Edwards (Lakeland, Fla./Lakeland [Hillsborough C.C.]) led the Australia and New Zealand teams, respectively, in scoring as men’s basketball competition concluded Monday at the 26th World University Games in Shenzhen, China.


Women's Soccer

Offensive Explosion Lifts Valpo to Season’s First Victory

Luisa Desario (Bartlett, Ill./Bartlett H.S.) and Rachel Hoaglin (Lakeville, Minn./Academy of Holy Angels H.S.) each tallied a goal and an assist and four different Crusaders scored goals lifting Valparaiso to a 4-2 victory over IPFW on Sunday afternoon at Brown Field.


Men's Soccer

Crusaders Draw With Oakland in Exhibition Action

The Valparaiso men’s soccer team took to the pitch against outside competition for the first time in the 2011 season Saturday night at Brown Field, out-shooting Oakland 12-4 as the exhibition contest ended in a 0-0 draw.


Women's Soccer

Morehead State Tops Valpo in Season Opener

Valparaiso opened its 19th season of women’s soccer at home on Friday evening at Brown Field, but came up short in its bid for victory, falling 1-0 to Morehead State.


Football

Valpo Football to Close Training Camp with Intrasquad Scrimmage Saturday

Valparaiso University’s football team will wrap up training camp on Saturday with the Brown-Gold intrasquad scrimmage at Brown Field beginning at 2 p.m.


Women's Soccer

Women's Soccer Hosts Morehead State and IPFW to Open 2011 Season

A three-match homestand to kick off the 2011 season of Valparaiso University women’s soccer opens on Friday evening at Brown Field as the Crusaders host Morehead State. The homestand continues for the Brown and Gold on Sunday as the Crusaders entertain IPFW, also at Brown Field.


Women's Bowling

Valparaiso Hires Nantais as Bowling Head Coach

Valparaiso University director of athletics Mark LaBarbera announced today that Matt Nantais has been hired to serve as head coach of the Crusader bowling program.


Athletics

Trio of Valpo Figures Among The Summit League’s Top 30 Distinguished Contributors

Three prominent Valparaiso athletic figures were among 30 people honored by The Summit League on Tuesday, as the league released its list of Top 30 Distinguished Contributors from the Division I era, in honor of its 30th Anniversary Season. Bryce Drew, Dr. Homer Drew and Dr. William Steinbrecher represented Valparaiso on the list of honorees.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Drops Final Exhibition to Kent State

Valparaiso wrapped up the exhibition portion of the 2011 schedule on Sunday afternoon, suffering a 1-0 setback to Kent State at Eastgate Field.


Women's Basketball

Crusaders Show Improvement to Close China Trip

Valparaiso showed a great deal of improvement in its final game in China on Friday, despite falling to Zhejiang Chouzhou 71-61 in Hangzhou.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Battles Western Michigan to Exhibition Draw

Valparaiso opened up the exhibition portion of its 2011 schedule on Friday afternoon, playing Western Michigan to a 2-2 draw at the WMU Soccer Complex in Kalamazoo, Mich.


Men's Soccer

Crusader Men Picked to Finish Fourth in 2011

The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team has been predicted to finish in a tie for fourth place in the Horizon League in 2011, as chosen by the league’s nine head coaches and announced by the League office today.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Falls to Chinese Professional Team

Valparaiso continued its foreign tour on Thursday evening with its second of three games in Hangzhou, China, falling to Zhejiang Chouzhou 76-51.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Women Set for 2011 Season

A talented and experienced women’s soccer team will take the field for Valparaiso University this fall as the Crusaders look to move back up the Horizon League standings and return to the conference tournament at season’s end. Head coach John Marovich returns for his fourth season at the helm of the Brown and Gold, returning 19 letterwinners, including 10 starters, from last year’s squad. Valpo has been predicted to finish seventh overall, but looks to surprise the prognosticators with a top half finish in the conference.


Football, Volleyball

Communiversity Day Set for Sept. 3

Valparaiso University invites the Northwest Indiana community to celebrate the second annual Communiversity Day on Saturday, Sept. 3 which includes the football home opener against Franklin as well as volleyball’s Marriot Volley Brawl tournament.


Baseball

Valpo Baseball’s Parents/Alumni/Friends Day Set for September 24

The Valparaiso University baseball program will hold their annual Parents/Alumni/Friends Day on Saturday, Sept. 24 with a golf outing in the afternoon and bowling in the evening.


Men's Soccer

Del Castillo, Shively Return to Valpo, Join Coaching Staff

Valparaiso men’s soccer head coach Mike Avery announced today that two former Crusaders have returned to Valpo, as J.J. Del Castillo and Steve Shively round out the Crusader coaching staff entering the 2011 season.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Women Open China Trip Triumphant

Valparaiso's women's basketball team began its foreign tour in China on Tuesday afternoon (Aug. 9) with a 110-61 victory over Zhejiang University of Technology in a unique format.


Softball

Crusader Softball to Hold Walk-On Tryouts

The Valparaiso University softball program will be holding walk-on tryouts on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011 from 3-5 p.m. at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.


Men's Golf

Men's Golf Honored by GCAA

Valparaiso University's men's golf team has been named an All-Academic Team by the Golf Coaches Association of America for their efforts in the classroom over the 2010-2011 season.


Men's Swimming, Women's Swimming

Crusaders Release 2011-2012 Swim Schedule

Valparaiso's swimming and diving teams will compete in 12 different events over the course of the upcoming season as the 2011-2012 schedule has been announced.


Volleyball

Valpo Volleyball to Host Alumni Match August 13

Valparaiso volleyball fans will get their first chance to catch a glimpse of the 2011 Crusaders in action, while at the same time welcoming back some of the players who have helped build the program into what it is today, as Valpo hosts an Alumni Match at the Athletics-Recreation Center this Saturday, August 13 at 5 p.m. The match is open to the public and is free of charge.


Football

PFL Releases 2011 Preseason Poll

Valparaiso University has been projected to finish in 10th place in the Pioneer Football League for the 2011 season according to the preseason balloting done by the league's head coaches.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Women's Soccer Picked Seventh in Horizon League Preseason Poll

Valparaiso University has been predicted to finish in seventh place in the Horizon League's 2011 preseason women's soccer poll according to the voting done by the league's head coaches.


Softball

Former Olympian Malerich Added to Crusader Coaching Staff

Valparaiso softball head coach Jordan Stevens announced today that Leslie Malerich, who pitched Merrillville H.S. to the 1997 IHSAA state title and went on to play for the Italian national team, most notably in the 2004 Olympics, has joined the Crusader coaching staff as an assistant coach. Stevens also announced that former Crusader KC Boldt will return as a graduate assistant as well.


Women's Soccer

A New Season Begins: Women's Soccer Reports to Campus

Valparaiso University's women's soccer team became the first Crusader athletics team to report to campus for the 2011-2012 school year on Wednesday afternoon.


Women's Golf

First Home Tournament Part of Women's Golf's Fall Slate

Valparaiso University's women's golf team will host its first tournament since the program was founded with the Chi-po Classic being held Sept. 19-20 at the Course at Aberdeen.


Men's Golf

Valpo Men's Golf to Compete Four Times This Fall

Valparaiso University head men's golf coach David Gring has announced that the Crusaders will compete in four tournaments as part of the Brown and Gold's fall 2011 season.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Announces 2011-2012 Women's Hoops Schedule

Fifteen home games at the Athletics-Recreation Center along with a Thanksgiving weekend tournament at the University of Colorado highlight Valparaiso University's 2011-2011 women's basketball schedule which has been released by head coach Keith Freeman.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Women's Hoops Launches Blog for China Trip

Fans are invited to follow along as the Valparaiso University women's basketball team begins preparations for its international trip to China with a blog chronicling the adventures from the beginning of the 10 summer practices through the return to the United States following the trip.


Women's Tennis

Five Events on Valpo's Fall Women's Tennis Schedule

Valparaiso University's women's tennis team will take to the courts five times during the months of September and October as head coach Traci Young has announced the Crusaders' fall schedule.


Women's Bowling

Vostry Earns Spot on Junior Team USA 2012 Bowling Squad

Valparaiso bowling student manager Tyler Vostry has earned a spot on the United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Junior Team USA 2012 after a stellar performance at the 2011 USBC Junior Gold Championships earlier this month.


Women's Swimming

Valpo's Barnes Wins Open Water Race

Valparaiso University's Justine Barnes (Rochester Hills, Mich./Adams H.S.) won the mile race of the Venetian Festival's Marathon Swim held at Tiscornia Beach in Saint Joseph, Mich.


Men's Basketball

Johnson Inks Deal With WCAA Giants of Dutch Basketball League

Former Valparaiso forward Cory Johnson (Duluth, Minn./Duluth East [Iowa State]) has signed a professional contract with the WCAA Giants of the Dutch Basketball League. Johnson becomes the 33rd Crusader since 1993 to advance to the professional ranks.


Volleyball

Crusaders Earn AVCA Team Academic Award

The Valparaiso University volleyball program received the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award for the 2010-2011 academic year, as announced by the AVCA this week. It marks the seventh time in the last eight seasons that the Crusaders have earned the award.


Baseball

Valpo Announces Final Members of 2011 Recruiting Class

Valparaiso head baseball coach Tracy Woodson has added seven more commitments as well as two Division I transfers to the incoming class of 2011.


Football

Four Crusaders Earn Preseason All-PFL Honors

Valparaiso University punter Greg Wood (Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville H.S.) has earned Preseason First Team All-Pioneer Football League honors while tight end Kevin Becker (Cincinnati, Ohio/Anderson H.S.), offensive lineman Ferdinand Velez (Chicago, Ill./Saint Patrick H.S.), and linebacker Cody Gokan (Round Lake, Ill./Mundelein H.S.) were named Preseason Second Team All-PFL in Phil Steele's 2011 FCS College Football Preview.


Athletics

Video Boards to Be Installed In Athletics-Recreation Center

The Athletics-Recreation Center will be getting an upgrade this summer, as a YESCO four-sided ceiling hung display sign, featuring video boards on all four sides, will be installed above center court in the arena, home of Valparaiso's men's and women's basketball and volleyball teams.


Men's Soccer

Valpo Well Represented As Carolina Railhawks Earn USASA U23 National Title

The Valparaiso men's soccer program was well represented as the Carolina Railhawks U23 side won the USASA U23 National Cup Championship this past weekend in Bowling Green, Ky.


Baseball

Four Crusaders Earn Summer Baseball All-Star Honors

Four Valparaiso University players were selected this past week to compete in their summer baseball league's All-Star Game.


Men's Cross Country, Women's Cross Country

Valparaiso Announces 2011 Cross Country Slate

Four races, including the season-opening Crusader Open at Sunset Hills Farm, will prepare the Valparaiso cross country teams for the Horizon League Championships as head coach Mike Straubel announced the Crusaders' 2011 schedule today.


Men's Soccer

Five Crusaders to Play for USASA U23 National Championship

Five Valparaiso men's soccer players, including four who return to the Crusaders in 2011, are on the roster of the Carolina RailHawks U23 side which won the USASA Region III U23 Men's Cup to advance to the USASA U23 Men's National Championship, starting on July 15.


Men's Basketball

Pair of Crusaders on World University Games Rosters

Two Valparaiso men's basketball players are on national team rosters for the 26th World University Games, to be contested Aug. 11-23 in Shenzhen, China. Junior Ryan Broekhoff will be suiting up for Australia, while incoming junior Richie Edwards has been named to the New Zealand squad.


Men's Soccer, Athletics

10 Valpo Student-Athletes Receive Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars Award

Ten 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.


Women's Bowling

Washington Resigns as Crusader Bowling Coach

Valparaiso University director of athletics Mark LaBarbera has announced that Shon Washington has submitted his resignation as the head bowling coach at Valparaiso University.