Men's Soccer, Women's Soccer, Athletics

Fourth Annual St. Baldrick's Day Coming Saturday

This year's St. Baldrick's Fundraiser is just two days away. With over $30,000 raised so far, the Valpo men's soccer program is more than 60% of the way to its goal of $50,000. Click on the video to hear part one of women's soccer player Jordyn Ryfiak's story.


Women's Soccer

Women’s Soccer Set to Welcome Haitian National Team to Brown Field Saturday

For the first time in program history, the Valparaiso women’s soccer team will take on a national team, as the Crusaders close out the home portion of their 2014 spring schedule by welcoming Haiti to Brown Field for a 7 p.m. kickoff Saturday evening.


Women's Soccer

Visit From Haitian National Team Highlights Women's Soccer Spring Slate

Valparaiso women's soccer head coach John Marovich announced his program's spring schedule today, highlighted by a visit from the Haitian National Team to Brown Field on Saturday, April 12.


Women's Soccer

Registration Open for Crusader Women's Soccer Camps

Registration is open now for the Valpo Soccer Spring ID Camp, hosted by the Crusader women's soccer team on Sunday, March 30 for female players in grades 9-12. In addition, registration is also open for a trio of camps to be held June 16-18.


Women's Soccer

Crusader Women’s Soccer Announces Signing Class

The Valparaiso women’s soccer program is incredibly excited to announce its four signees from the class of 2014. The four young ladies hail from three states and will look to make an impact on the program when they get to campus this August. All four of the newest members to the Valpo soccer family come out of very successful high school and club programs.


Men's Cross Country, Men's Soccer, Volleyball, Women's Cross Country, Women's Soccer, Athletics

Crusaders Place Eight on Fall Academic All-League Squads

Valparaiso placed eight student-athletes across five sports on the Horizon League Fall Academic All-League teams, as announced by the league office this afternoon.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Women's Soccer Earn NSCAA Academic Honor

For the 11th consecutive year, the Valparaiso women’s soccer teams was awarded with the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Academic Award, as announced by the organization late last week.


Women's Soccer

Crusaders' Season Comes to an End Tuesday

The Valparaiso women's soccer team saw its season come to a heartbreaking end on Tuesday afternoon in Detroit, Mich., as Detroit scored less than four minutes from the end of double overtime to send the Crusaders to a 1-0 defeat in opening-round play of the 2013 Horizon League Championship.


Women's Soccer

Manzke Named HL Freshman of the Year; Four Crusaders Honored

Freshman midfielder Morgan Manzke was named the Horizon League Freshman of the Year on Monday in voting by the league's head coaches, highlighting four Crusaders in all who were honored with league postseason honors. Junior midfielder Kelsey Draper and senior goalkeeper Kristen Manski both were Second Team All-Horizon League honorees, while Manzke was joined by April Cronin on the All-Freshman Team.


Women's Soccer

John Marovich Joins the Valpo Coaches Show

Women's soccer head coach John Marovich joins the Valpo Coaches Show this week on the eve of the Horizon League Championship.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Women Set for First Round at Detroit

Valparaiso kicks off the 2013 Horizon League Championship on Tuesday afternoon, as the fifth-seeded Crusaders travel to Detroit to take on the fourth-seeded Titans in first-round action. The 1 p.m. (CT) kickoff can be seen live on the Horizon League Network, while tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students and seniors.


Women's Soccer

Crusaders Draw With Green Bay in Regular Season Finale

After learning earlier in the day that it had secured a berth into the Horizon League Championship, the Valparaiso women's soccer team closed out the regular season on Friday night at Brown Field by battling to a 1-1 (2ot) draw with Green Bay.


Women's Soccer

Women's Soccer Closes Out Regular Season Friday Night

A berth in the Horizon League Championship is on the line Friday night at Brown Field, as Valparaiso hosts Green Bay in the women’s soccer regular season finale.


Women's Soccer

Women’s Soccer Drops Road Contest at Detroit

A pair of late first-half goals were too much for the Valparaiso women’s soccer team to overcome on Saturday, as the Crusaders fell at Detroit, 2-0, in the penultimate match of the regular season.


Women's Soccer

Women's Soccer Travels to Detroit Saturday

The Valparaiso women's soccer team can clinch a berth into the Horizon League Championship this weekend, as the Crusaders look for their second straight road win Saturday afternoon at Detroit.


Women's Soccer

Manski Earns Second League Honor of Season

Valparaiso senior goalkeeper Kristen Manski (St. Charles, Ill./North) was named the Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week for the second time this season after helping lead the Crusaders to a key league victory at Youngstown State last Saturday.


Women's Soccer

Crusaders Take Down Youngstown State Saturday

A pair of goals early in the second half were more than enough for the Valparaiso women's soccer team on Saturday afternoon at Youngstown State as the Crusaders earned their first road win of the season and picked up three key Horizon League points with a 2-0 victory.


Women's Soccer

Women's Soccer Travels to YSU Saturday

The Valparaiso women's soccer team looks to earn three points on the road Saturday with regular season action starting to wind down, as the Crusaders travel to take on Youngstown State. Following this weekend, Valpo has just two regular season matches remaining.


Women's Soccer

John Marovich Joins the Valpo Coaches Show

Crusader women's soccer head coach John Marovich joins the Valpo Coaches Show this week as the Crusaders head down the home stretch of Horizon League play.


Women's Soccer

Crusader Women Draw With Wright State

A matchup of two of the top defenses in the Horizon League played out according to form Saturday afternoon at Brown Field, as Valparaiso and Wright State played 110 minutes of scoreless soccer in a double-overtime, 0-0 draw.


Women's Soccer

Women's Soccer Game Saturday Moved to Noon

Valparaiso's women's soccer game Saturday afternoon against Wright State has been moved up to a noon kickoff.


Women's Soccer

Women's Soccer Drops Road Decision Wednesday

The Valparaiso women's soccer team was unable to come up with a result on the road in Horizon League action Wednesday night at Oakland, falling behind in the sixth minute in an eventual 2-0 loss to the Grizzlies.


Women's Soccer

Two League Matches Await Women's Soccer This Week

The Valparaiso women’s soccer team prepares for a critical week of Horizon League play, as the Crusaders face two league matches, traveling to newcomer Oakland Wednesday evening before returning home to take on Wright State Saturday afternoon.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Women Earn Late-Night Victory Saturday

Winning late-night games at Brown Field is starting to become a habit for the Valparaiso women's soccer team, as the Crusaders took down Cleveland State in Horizon League action Saturday evening, 2-1, on the first collegiate goal from freshman Morgan Manzke (Orland Park, Ill./Sandburg) off a well-executed team move in the 88th minute.


Women's Soccer

Crusader Women's Soccer Hosts CSU Saturday Night

The Valparaiso women’s soccer team returns home to the friendly confines of Brown Field this Saturday night, as the Crusaders host Cleveland State in a key Horizon League battle.


Women's Soccer

Women's Soccer Drops League Opener

The Valparaiso women's soccer team struck first Saturday night in its Horizon League opener at Milwaukee, but three straight goals from the Panthers were too much to overcome, as the Crusaders fell by a 3-2 final.


Women's Soccer

Erika Schoemann Joins Inside Valpo Athletics

On Inside Valpo Athletics this week, we catch up with women's soccer junior Erika Schoemann as the Crusaders prepare for the start of Horizon League play.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Women Kick Off HL Play at Milwaukee

The Horizon League schedule gets underway for the Crusader women’s soccer team on the road Saturday evening, when Valpo makes the trip to Milwaukee to take on the defending league champion Panthers.


Women's Soccer

Crusaders Complete Weekend Sweep With Win Over EIU

The Valparaiso women's soccer team closed out its non-league slate Sunday afternoon at Brown Field on a positive note, as first-half goals from sophomores Jenny Fassbinder (Hudson, Wis./Hudson) and Sarrah Ludwig (Downers Grove, Ill./South) stood up for the Crusaders in a 2-1 victory over Eastern Illinois.


Women's Soccer

Crusader Women Claim 2-0 Win Over WIU

The Valparaiso women's soccer team took advantage of a Western Illinois miscue to claim the lead in the 62nd minute, and freshman Allegra Godfrey (Oshkosh, Wis./Oshkosh) capped the night with her first career goal late as the Crusaders earned a 2-0 victory Friday night at Brown Field.


Women's Soccer

Crusader Women Host Pair of Non-League Matches

Valparaiso closes out the non-league portion of its 2013 schedule this weekend with two more home games at Brown Field, hosting Western Illinois Friday night and Eastern Illinois Sunday afternoon.


Women's Soccer

John Marovich Joins the Valpo Coaches Show

Crusader women's soccer head coach John Marovich joins the Valpo Coaches Show this week to talk about his squad's start to the 2013 season, including its impressive stretch of defensive play, and looks ahead to Horizon League play, which is just one weekend away.


Women's Soccer

Crusader Women Fall at Evansville

For the first time in over a calendar year, the Valparaiso women’s soccer team surrendered more than one goal, and despite pulling one back late in the game, the Crusaders fell by a 2-1 final at Evansville Sunday afternoon.


Women's Soccer

Defense Stands Stout for Crusader Women in Scoreless Draw

The Valparaiso women's soccer team posted its fifth shutout in seven games this season on Friday evening in Indianapolis, Ind., dueling to a 0-0 draw with IUPUI.


Men's Soccer, Volleyball, Women's Soccer, Athletics

B1G Wins for Valpo Athletics

Trio of matchups against Big Ten teams last weekend for men's and women's soccer and volleyball result in historic victories; provide confidence for Crusaders moving forward


Women's Soccer

Valpo Women Hit Road This Weekend

For the first time this season, the Crusader women’s soccer team will play back-to-back road games this weekend, traveling to IUPUI for a Friday evening contest before heading to Evansville for a Sunday afternoon game.


Women's Soccer

Manski Earns Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week Accolade

Valparaiso senior goalkeeper Kristen Manski (St. Charles, Ill./North) was named the Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week on Monday after continuing her stellar start to the 2013 season last weekend.


Women's Soccer

Another One-Goal Win For Crusader Women

If it feels like the movie Groundhog Day when the Valparaiso women's soccer team takes the field in 2013, there's a good reason why - for the sixth time in as many games this season on Sunday, the Crusaders battled their opponents to a 1-0 decision, and for the fourth time, it was Valpo which came out victorious, finding the back of the net on a header in the 20th minute from senior Hailey Chmela (Hawthorn Woods, Ill./Lake Zurich).


Women's Soccer

Crusaders Top Northwestern 1-0

Early pressure from the Crusaders set the tone for the remainder of the match Thursday night against the Northwestern Wildcats. That pressure eventually led to the lone goal scored in an impressive 1-0 victory for the Crusader women. Freshman Katriona Anesini (Seattle, Wash./Ballard) put Valpo ahead in the 33rd minute of the match and the Crusader defense ensured that the freshman's goal would be the game winner.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Women Return Home For Pair of Matches

The Valparaiso women’s soccer team returns to Brown Field for a pair of matches this week, hosting Northwestern Thursday night and IPFW Sunday evening. The two home contests conclude a season-opening stretch where the Crusaders play five of their first six fixtures at home.


Women's Soccer

Manski Recognized By College Sports Madness As HL Player of the Week

Valparaiso senior goalkeeper Kristen Manski (St. Charles, Ill./North) has been recognized by College Sports Madness as its Horizon League Women's Soccer Player of the Week after continuing her stellar start to the season between the pipes for the Crusaders.


Women's Soccer

Late Goal Pushes Kent State Past Valpo

Coming off of a thrilling overtime victory that saw Valpo find the back of the net in the 94th minute, the Crusader women found themselves in a similar situation Sunday afternoon at Kent State. For the second straight game, the result would be decided with extra time. After battling back and forth for nearly 109 minutes, the Crusaders women would fall 1-0 to Kent State on a goal scored with just over a minute left in the match.


Women's Soccer

Golden Goal Gives Crusaders Early Morning Victory

In a game which spanned two days, sophomore Jordyn Ryfiak (Rockford, Mich./Rockford) made sure it was the Valparaiso women's soccer team and its fans which would go to bed happy, as Ryfiak found the back of the net in the 94th minute for the golden goal in a 1-0 victory over Grand Canyon at Brown Field.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Women Continue Non-League Play This Weekend

Following an opening weekend split, the Valparaiso women’s soccer team plays two more matches this weekend. The Crusaders will close a three-game homestand by taking on Grand Canyon Friday evening before hitting the road for the first time to face Kent State Sunday afternoon.


Women's Soccer

Late Goal Sends Crusaders to Defeat Sunday

Taking on a Miami (Ohio) side which is receiving votes in the national polling, it looked like Valparaiso would play into overtime with the RedHawks on Sunday afternoon at Brown Field before an 87th minute penalty kick proved to be the decisive moment in a 1-0 defeat.


Women's Soccer

Crusaders Take Regular Season Opener From DePaul

The Valparaiso women's soccer team opened the 2013 campaign on the right foot Friday evening at Brown Field, as a goal in the 32nd minute from sophomore Rita Craven (Frankfort, Ill./Lincoln-Way West) was the deciding tally in a 1-0 victory over Big East foe DePaul.


Women's Soccer

Crusader Women's Soccer Set to Open Regular Season

The Valparaiso women’s soccer team opens the 2013 campaign this weekend with a pair of challenging home matches on Brown Field. The Crusaders host Big East foe DePaul on Friday evening before turning around Sunday afternoon and taking on a Miami (Ohio) squad which is receiving votes in the national polling.


Women's Soccer

John Marovich Joins the Valpo Coaches Show

Every Wednesday throughout the 2013-2014 season, catch a Valparaiso coach on the Valpo Coaches Show. Today's guest, discussing what lies ahead in the early stages of the season, is women's soccer head coach John Marovich!


Women's Soccer

Valpo Drops Tight Exhibition Finale

A single goal decided the Valparaiso women's soccer team's exhibition finale Sunday in Chicago, as a 54th minute goal sent the Crusaders to a 1-0 loss against Loyola.


Women's Soccer

Crusaders Drop Exhibition Opener Friday Afternoon

A pair of freshmen combined for all three of the goals for the Valparaiso women's soccer team in its 2013 exhibition opener at Northern Illinois, but it wasn't enough to overcome the Huskies, who earned a 4-3 victory Friday afternoon in DeKalb, Ill.


Women's Soccer

What You Need to Know - Valpo Women's Soccer

With the women's soccer team becoming the first Crusader team to officially take the field for the 2013-2014 season later Friday at Northern Illinois in exhibition action, read more about what you might be able to expect from the Valpo women over the next few months. Also, Valpo Athletics caught up with the team at their photo/media day earlier this week in the attached video.


Women's Soccer

Crusader Women Tabbed Fifth in Preseason Poll

The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team has been picked to finish fifth in the Horizon League in the 2013 season, according to preseason polling of the league’s head coaches.