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June 19, 2013
Ten home matches highlight the 2013 schedule for the Valparaiso women's soccer program, as released today by head coach John Marovich. Be sure to check out Marovich's thoughts on the schedule in the attached video.
May 09, 2013
The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team is holding a camp June 17-19 at Brown Field for all age groups.
March 05, 2013
Valparaiso University women's soccer head coach John Marovich announced today that Katriona Anesini (Seattle, Wash.), Kelsie Bolerjack (Centerville, Ohio), Krista Carlson (Cherry Valley, Ill.), April Cronin (Glenview, Ill.), Danielle DeSciscio (North Royalton, Ohio), Allegra Godfrey (Oshkosh, Wis.), Morgan Manzke (Orland Park, Ill.), Sydney Rumple (Rockford, Ill.), Robin Wenzel (Woodstock, Ill.) and Jordan Young (Mason, Mich.) have chosen to continue their careers with the Crusaders, signing National Letters of Intent to enroll as freshmen in the fall of 2013.
March 02, 2013
Valparaiso women’s soccer head coach John Marovich is currently serving as head coach of the ’96 Indiana Olympic Development Program (ODP) side which will play for the national championship Sunday morning at the 2013 US Youth Soccer ODP Championships at FC Dallas Stadium in Frisco, Texas.
February 10, 2013
Valparaiso placed a league-high ten student-athletes over five sports on the Horizon League's 2012 Fall Academic All-League Teams, as announced by the league office.
January 07, 2013
The Valparaiso women's soccer team finished atop the NCAA national statistical rankings in a category for the first time in program history, as the Crusaders surrendered just 10 goals in 19 matches during the 2012 campaign, good for the nation's best goals against average at 0.51.
December 20, 2012
Valparaiso senior midfielder Rachel Hoaglin (Lakeville, Minn./Academy of Holy Angels) has been named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America [NSCAA] Scholar All-North/Central Region First Team for her work both on the field and in the classroom.
November 16, 2012
For the tenth consecutive year, both the Valparaiso men’s soccer and women’s soccer teams were awarded with the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Academic Award, as announced by the organization on Friday.
October 30, 2012
The Valparaiso women's soccer team battled Loyola on a cold, windy, rainy Tuesday afternoon at Eastgate Field in the quarterfinal round of the 2012 Horizon League Championship, but a tenth-minute goal from the Ramblers sent the Crusaders to a 1-0 defeat. The loss ends Valpo's season with a 10-6-3 record.
October 29, 2012
The third-seeded Valparaiso women’s soccer team opens up the 2012 Horizon League Championship with a home game on Tuesday afternoon, hosting sixth-seeded Loyola at Eastgate Field at 3 p.m.
October 29, 2012
The Valparaiso women’s soccer program had five players honored as the Horizon League announced its postseason awards on Monday afternoon, highlighted by the selection of seniors Luisa Desario (Bartlett, Ill./Bartlett) and Rachel Hoaglin (Lakeville, Minn./Academy of Holy Angels) to the All-League First Team.
October 27, 2012
A goal off a corner kick by junior Katie Gratzianna (Elmhurst, Ill./York) in the 68th minute gave the Valparaiso women's soccer the lead on Saturday afternoon in Green Bay, Wis., and the Crusaders would not relinquish it, downing Green Bay by a 1-0 final. The win ends the regular season with the Crusaders on 11 points in the Horizon League table, good for the third seed in the Horizon League Championship.
October 25, 2012
The Valparaiso women’s soccer team closes out the 2012 regular season at Green Bay on Saturday afternoon. The Crusaders are currently in a battle in the middle of the league table, and could finish anywhere from third to seventh place, with the top six teams earning a spot in the Horizon League Championship.
October 22, 2012
The Valparaiso women's soccer team played to a scoreless double-overtime draw with Loyola on Monday afternoon at Brown Field in its regular season home finale. With the shutout, Crusader junior goalkeeper Kristen Manski (St. Charles, Ill./North) registered her 21st career clean sheet, breaking the career record she previously shared with Mele Cabral and Erin Murray.
October 20, 2012
Despite dominating the run of play and unleashing a barrage of 26 shot attempts, the Valparaiso women's soccer team couldn't find the back of the net on Saturday afternoon, falling 1-0 to Youngstown State on Senior Day at Eastgate Field.
October 17, 2012
Due to severe weather moving through the area Wednesday and the threat of further severe weather into the evening, Valparaiso's Horizon League women's soccer match with Loyola has been postponed. The game will now be played this coming Monday, Oct. 22, at 3 p.m. at Eastgate Field. The Crusaders return to action on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Eastgate Field for Senior Day against Youngstown State.
October 16, 2012
The Valparaiso women’s soccer team closes out the 2012 regular season home schedule with a pair of key Horizon League matches at Eastgate Field this week. The Crusaders welcome Loyola on Wednesday before celebrating senior day on Saturday against Youngstown State.
October 14, 2012
Junior goalkeeper Kristen Manski (Saint Charles, Ill./North) made a career-high 13 saves en route to matching the Crusader career record for shutouts as the Valparaiso women’s soccer team played to a scoreless double-overtime draw at Wright State Sunday afternoon in Dayton, Ohio.
October 12, 2012
The Valparaiso women’s soccer team opens a stretch of four straight Horizon League contests to close out the 2012 regular season on Sunday afternoon, as the Crusaders travel to Wright State for a key Horizon League showdown.
October 09, 2012
The Valparaiso women's soccer team barely let fans settle into their seats under the lights of Brown Field Tuesday evening before scoring, finding the back of the net just 65 seconds into the match en route to a 2-0 victory over Saint Joseph's (Ind.).
October 06, 2012
The Valparaiso women’s soccer team picked up a crucial three points in Horizon League play on Saturday afternoon, downing Detroit 1-0 at Eastgate Field on a goal in the 87th minute from freshman Jordyn Ryfiak (Rockford, Mich./Rockford).
October 03, 2012
A goal in the fourth minute proved to be the difference in Horizon League play on Wednesday afternoon at Eastgate Field, as Valparaiso dropped a 1-0 decision to Milwaukee on the early tally. The defeat was the first at home for the Crusaders this season in six matches.
October 02, 2012
Coming off of a four-match road trip, the Valparaiso women’s soccer team returns home for five out of its next six contests, beginning with a pair of Horizon League fixtures this week as Valpo hosts Milwaukee on Wednesday afternoon and Detroit on Saturday afternoon.
September 28, 2012
First-half goals by seniors Luisa Desario (Bartlett, Ill./Bartlett) and Rachel Hoaglin (Lakeville, Minn./Academy of Holy Angels) were more than enough for the Valparaiso women’s soccer team on Friday evening, as the Crusaders started out Horizon League play with a 2-1 victory at Cleveland State.
September 26, 2012
The Valparaiso women’s soccer team opens up the 2012 Horizon League slate as it concludes a four-match road trip at Cleveland State Saturday evening. Seven of the Crusaders’ final eight games will be Horizon League contests.
September 23, 2012
The Valparaiso women’s soccer team got an early goal on Sunday, as a pair of freshmen teamed up to find the back of the net in the eighth minute, and the Crusaders made that tally stand up, defeating Saint Mary’s (Calif.) 1-0 Sunday afternoon in Moraga, Calif.
September 21, 2012
Valparaiso started its two-match California swing on Friday night by out-shooting host San Francisco 11-5, but unfortunately for the Crusaders, it was the Dons who found the back of the net for the game’s lone goal, as Valpo dropped a 1-0 decision.
September 20, 2012
The Valparaiso women’s soccer team ventures to California this weekend to take on a pair of opponents from the West Coast Conference. The Crusaders will play at San Francisco on Friday evening before facing off with Saint Mary’s on Sunday afternoon.
September 16, 2012
Freshman Rita Craven (Frankfort, Ill./Lincoln-Way North) made her first career goal a golden one, tallying less than two minutes into extra time as Valparaiso posted its third straight shutout with a 1-0 victory over IPFW Sunday evening in Fort Wayne, Ind.
September 13, 2012
The Valparaiso women’s soccer team begins a stretch of four matches away from home this weekend with a single match, as the Crusaders travel to Fort Wayne on Sunday evening for a matchup against IPFW. Check out Coach Marovich's thoughts on last weekend's games and the upcoming road swing by watching the latest version of the Valpo Coaches Show by clicking the Play button to the left.
September 10, 2012
Valparaiso junior goalkeeper Kristen Manski (Saint Charles, Ill./North) has been named the Horizon League Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week, as announced by the league office on Monday, after posting a pair of shutouts in net for the Crusaders last weekend.
September 09, 2012
For the first time in program history, the Valparaiso women's soccer team is unbeaten through its first five home matches of the season, as the Crusaders scored three goals in the second half to defeat Bowling Green on Sunday afternoon, 3-0, at Eastgate Field.
September 07, 2012
Junior Tara Ellis (Portage, Ind./Portage) scored her first career goal on a free kick late in the first half to give Valparaiso the lead, and senior Luisa Desario (Bartlett, Ill./Bartlett) found the back of the net for an insurance tally in the second half as the Crusaders defeated Western Michigan, 2-0, Friday evening at Brown Field.
September 06, 2012
The Valparaiso women's soccer team returns home for a pair of matches this weekend, hosting a pair of fellow mid-major opponents. The Crusaders take on Western Michigan on Friday night at Brown Field, and then move to Eastgate Field for the first time this season on Sunday afternoon to face Bowling Green.
September 02, 2012
The Valparaiso women's soccer team got a 75th minute goal from senior Luisa Desario (Bartlett, Ill./Bartlett) on Sunday afternoon at Iowa, but it only served as a late consolation tally, as the Crusaders fell by a 3-1 count to the host Hawkeyes.
August 31, 2012
Valpo Athletics announces the launch of a new social media fan engagement program where Crusader fans can show their support for Valpo Athletics and each individual team through a combination of in-game social media campaigns, engaging teams on social networks and earning rewards through our new Valpo Crusader Social Rewards program. Fans can visit ValpoRewards.com to start playing!
August 31, 2012
It’s a light week for the Valparaiso women’s soccer team this week, as the Crusaders have just one match, a Sunday afternoon meeting with Iowa in Iowa City. This marks Valpo’s second straight game against an opponent from a major conference.
August 26, 2012
On a rainy Sunday afternoon in Chicago, a seventh-minute strike proved to be the difference, as the Valparaiso women’s soccer team dropped a 1-0 decision at DePaul.
August 24, 2012
Facing a one-goal deficit just over five minutes from time, freshman Sarrah Ludwig (Downers Grove, Ill./South) sent a strike from 25 yards inside the right post to propel Valparaiso to a 1-1 (2ot) draw with Kent State Friday evening at Brown Field. The Crusaders remain unbeaten on the season, now owning a 2-0-1 record.
August 23, 2012
The Valparaiso women’s soccer team looks to continue its strong start to the 2012 campaign this weekend with a pair of matches. Valpo opens the weekend at home against Kent State on Friday evening before making the short trip to Chicago to take on DePaul Sunday afternoon. Also, check out the inaugural edition of the Valpo Coaches Show here!
August 19, 2012
Another dominant performance by the Valparaiso women’s soccer team led to a 1-0 victory over Towson to close out the opening weekend of play, as senior Trisha Wladecki (Avon Lake, Ohio/Avon Lake) slotted home a penalty kick in the 79th minute for the game’s lone goal. With the shutout, the Crusaders have posted two straight clean sheets to open a season for the first time in program history.
August 17, 2012
The Valparaiso women’s soccer team put forth a dominating performance to open the 2012 regular season Friday night at Brown Field, with senior Luisa Desario (Bartlett, Ill./Bartlett) scoring the decisive goal in the 59th minute as the Crusaders downed IUPUI under the lights, 1-0.
August 16, 2012
Coming off an eight-win campaign in 2011, including a third-place finish within the Horizon League, the Valparaiso women’s soccer team heads into the 2012 season with high hopes of making a push for the top of the league standings this year.  The Crusaders return 15 letterwinners from last year’s squad, including seven regular starters, and add nine newcomers as they open the season Friday at Brown Field against IUPUI at 6:15 p.m.
August 08, 2012
The Valparaiso women’s soccer team opened the 2012 exhibition campaign on Wednesday evening under the lights at Brown Field, falling 1-0 to Northern Illinois.
August 08, 2012
The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team has been picked to finish third in the Horizon League in the 2012 season, according to preseason polling of the league’s head coaches.
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