Women's Bowling

Four Crusaders Earn NTCA All-Academic Honor


Four members of the Valparaiso women's bowling team earned Honorable Mention All-Academic recognition from the National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA) for the 2014-15 campaign, as the association announced its honorees this week. The Crusaders have had at least three bowlers honored each year of the program’s existence.


Women's Soccer

Crusader Women’s Soccer Announces 2015 Schedule


Games against Notre Dame and Northwestern, as well as a nine-game home slate at Brown Field, highlight the Valparaiso women’s soccer program’s 2015 schedule, as announced today by head coach John Marovich. The Crusaders enter 2015 coming off of the best season in program history (14-2-4) and looking to defend their Horizon League championship.


Athletics

Best of Valpo Athletics 2014-2015: Final Four Unveiled!


The results are in from the quarterfinal round of voting for the Best of Valpo Athletics 2014-15 bracket, and with nearly 700 votes, Crusader fans have spoken. The final four includes two Horizon League title wins, a program first and an entry into the NCAA record books. Voting is open now as the field gets narrowed down to just two!


Athletics

119 Valparaiso Student-Athletes Named to HL Academic Honor Roll


Valparaiso student-athletes continue to excel in the classroom, as 119 Crusaders earned a spot on the Horizon League Spring 2015 Academic Honor Roll, as released today by the league office.


Men's Tennis

Crusaders Earn Regional Ranking; Schorsch, Emhardt Crowned Sectional Champs


The Valpo men's tennis team cracked the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA)'s Midwest Regional Top 10 for the first time in program history. On an individual level, junior Jeffrey Schorsch earned a #18 ranking amongst singles players in the Midwest, also a program first. Schorsch and Emhardt continue play in the US Open qualifier as part of a busy summer.


Baseball, Men's Golf, Men's Tennis, Men's Track & Field, Women's Track & Field, Athletics

15 Crusaders Earn Spring Academic All-League Honors


15 Valparaiso student-athletes earned spots on the Horizon League Spring Academic All-League teams, as announced by the league office this morning. Men’s outdoor track and field had five athletes honored, while baseball, men’s golf and women’s outdoor track and field each had three selections to go with one from men’s tennis.


Men's Soccer

Campbell, Howell Join Up With Jamaican U23 Squad for Olympic Qualifying


Valparaiso University junior goalkeeper Nico Campbell and sophomore midfielder Ramone Howell returned Monday, June 15 to their home island nation to join the Jamaican u23 national team in preparation for the next round of Caribbean Zone qualifying for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil.


Athletics

First Round Results In; Quarterfinal Voting Open Now!


Like any good bracket, the first round of the Best of Valpo Athletics 2014-2015 bracket featured some tight battles and some potentially surprising victors. With nearly 300 votes cast, click inside to see the first-round winners as the 16 get cut down to 8, and cast your votes in the quarterfinal round now!


Football

Puetz on NFF College Football Hall of Fame Ballot


Former football standout and Valparaiso Hall of Fame member Garry Puetz ('72) has once again graced the National Football Foundation's (NFF) ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. Puetz is one of two former Valpo football players to earn a Super Bowl ring (1982).


Baseball

Hasler Selected by White Sox in 34th Round of MLB Draft


The Chicago White Sox selected junior right-handed pitcher Drew Hasler in the 34th round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Wednesday. The selection represents the sixth draft pick in the last six years for Valpo and the 21st in school history.


Athletics

Best of Valpo Athletics: 2014-2015 Bracket Unveiled


First-round matchups are now open for voting for the Best of Valpo Athletics for the 2014-2015 school year! Click into the story to see descriptions of all 16 nominees and scroll to the bottom of the page to vote and help narrow the top moments, performances and plays of the past year from 16 down to 1.


Football

Cecchini Puts Finishing Touches on Recruiting Class


The ink has at last dried on the final Letters of Agreement (LoA) for Dave Cecchini and his coaching staff. The latest recruiting class touts 53 players from 14 different states. "It is a big class numerically, but we are also thrilled with the quality of the class. I expect a lot of these young men to make an immediate impact on the gridiron for us this fall," Cecchini said.


Athletics

Join Valpo Athletics at the Crusader Fund Coaches Classic!


The Crusader Fund, in conjunction with Valpo Athletics and Alumni Relations, invites you to participate in the 2nd Annual Crusader Fund Coaches Classic June 19-20, 2015.


Women's Track & Field

Drozdowski Caps Career With 22nd-Place Showing at NCAA East Regional


One of the most accomplished throwers in the history of the Valparaiso University women’s track and field program, senior Sarah Drozdowski finished her collegiate career on Saturday in her best event, placing 22nd in the hammer throw at the NCAA East Preliminary Round in Jacksonville, Fla.


Men's Tennis

Woodson Promoted to Associate Head Coach


Valpo men's tennis head coach Jim Daugherty announced today that Michael Woodson has been promoted from assistant coach to associate head coach. Since Woodson joined the coaching staff prior to the 2012-13 season, the Crusaders have gone 51-28.


Men's Track & Field

Getz Closes Out Stellar Career at NCAA East Regional Meet


Valparaiso University men’s track and field senior Jeremy Getz (Colorado Springs, Colo.) closed out a great career competing for the Crusaders at the NCAA East Preliminary Round in Jacksonville, Fla. on Friday, unleashing a toss of 191’10” (58.47m) in his second of three efforts at the javelin throw.


Athletics

Valpo Finishes Fourth in McCafferty Trophy Race


The Valparaiso University athletic department posted its highest finish in the Horizon League’s McCafferty Trophy standings since the Crusaders joined the league in 2007, placing fourth as the league announced the final 2014-15 standings on Thursday. Valpo finished third in the race for the men’s sports title as well.


Men's Tennis

Men's Tennis Commit Nets State Title in Pennsylvania


Chad Kissell took home the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) Class AAA Singles Championship this past weekend. TennisRecruiting.net currently ranks Kissell 63rd nationally following a 25-0 season at Latrobe High School. Kissell and Brian Pecyna will begin their collegiate careers with the Brown and Gold this fall.


Men's Basketball

Crusader Men’s Basketball to Hold Summer Camps


Spots are still available in the Valparaiso University men’s basketball team’s three basketball camps this summer, for youths of all ages and skill levels. The Valpo Mini Camp and Valpo Basketball School will run June 22-25, while the Valpo Basketball Academy will take place July 27-31.


Baseball

Lundeen Named to Horizon League All-Tournament Team


Junior starting pitcher Dalton Lundeen was named to the Horizon League All-Tournament Team on Saturday. The left-hander tossed a 141-pitch shutout of Youngstown State in Valpo's 8-0 victory in the opening game of the Horizon League Baseball Championship on Wednesday. Lundeen finished 2015 with a 3.75 earned run average and five wins for the third consecutive season.


Baseball

Baseball Concludes Season with Loss to Milwaukee


Valpo and Milwaukee entered the fifth inning tied 2-2, but the Panther offense erupted for a dozen runs in three frames as part of a 14-2 win over the Brown and Gold. Seniors Spencer Mahoney and Mark Johnson both went 1-for-3 with a run scored. Mahoney set the school record for career walks in the second inning with a five-pitch free pass.


Baseball

Crusaders Drop Morning Tilt to Flames


The Valparaiso Crusaders plated four runs in the latter innings of Thursday morning's contest against UIC, but it wasn't enough as the Flames hung on for an 8-5 win over the Brown and Gold at Oil City Stadium in Whiting, Indiana. Valpo will face Milwaukee at 7:00 p.m. CT in a win-or-go-home contest.


Men's Track & Field, Women's Track & Field

Getz, Drozdowski Qualify for East Preliminary Championships

The record setting and far-throwing senior duo of Jeremy Getz and Sarah Drozdowski will represent the Valparaiso track and field teams at the 2015 NCAA Outdoor East Preliminary Championships in Jacksonville on May 28-30.


Baseball

Lundeen Delivers Shutout to Advance Crusaders


On the back of their ace Dalton Lundeen, the Crusaders recorded an 8-0 win over Youngstown State in the opening game of the Horizon League Championship Wednesday afternoon at Oil City Stadium in Whiting, Indiana. The junior scattered seven hits, struck out seven, and walked two en route to his second shutout in his last four starts.


Athletics

Four Valparaiso Athletic Programs Earn NCAA Recognition


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


Baseball

Horizon League Baseball Championship Opens Wednesday


The Horizon League descends upon Northwest Indiana this week as an NCAA Tournament berth is up for grabs at Oil City Stadium. Fourth-seeded Valpo will host the fifth-seeded Youngstown State Penguins in the opening game at 12 p.m. CT. The Crusaders will send Dalton Lundeen to the hill as he shoots for his fifth win of 2015.


Baseball

Crusaders Land Five on HL Postseason Award List


The Horizon League announced its postseason baseball awards Tuesday. Nate Palace, Spencer Mahoney, Nolan Lodden, Giovanni Garbella, and Chad Jacob were the five Crusaders that earned All-League distinction. For Mahoney, this marks the second time he has received Horizon League postseason accolades.


Athletics

Athletics Director Thanks Northwest Indiana


Valparaiso University director of athletics Mark LaBarbera thanks the city of Valparaiso and the Northwest Indiana community for their support throughout the 2014-2015 athletic season.


Athletics

Smith, Young Promoted to Associate ADs


Director of Athletics Mark LaBarbera announced the promotions of Kim Smith and Traci Young to Associate Directors of Athletics on Monday morning. Smith will inherit the role of Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance in addition to serving as the department's Senior Woman Administrator (SWA). Young accepts a promotion to Associate Director of Athletics for Life Skills while retaining her position as head women's tennis coach.


Baseball

Valpo Falls in Regular Season Finale


Valpo dropped a 6-2 contest to Wright State in the regular season finale at Nischwitz Stadium in Dayton on Saturday. Spencer Mahoney moved to within two walks of the school record for bases on balls in a career while fellow senior Mark Johnson enjoyed a 2-for-3 day at the dish.


Men's Track & Field, Women's Track & Field

Throwers Trio Competes at Gregory Invitational


The throws trio of Jeremy Getz, Andrew Guzek, and Heather Mende all took part of the final day of action at the Gregory Invitational at North Central College.


Baseball

Sacrifice Flies Sting Crusaders on Friday


Wright State used a trio of sacrifice flies en route to a 4-1 victory over Valpo at Nischwitz Stadium in Dayton, Ohio on Friday night. Josh Clark and Daniel Delaney led the offensive attack for the Crusaders with two hits apiece.


Men's Soccer

Men’s Soccer Finalizes 2015 Recruiting Class


Valparaiso men's soccer coach Mike Avery and his staff announced the addition of five student-athletes to the 2015 recruiting class on Friday.


Men's Track & Field, Women's Track & Field

Valpo Competes at Gregory Invitational


Valpo sent a small group of throwers and jumpers to the Gregory Invitational at North Central College on Thursday.


Baseball

Crusaders Suffer Setback in Series Opener at Wright State


Dalton Lundeen allowed just two earned runs in 7 1/3 innings Thursday, but Valpo made one too many miscues in its series opener against Wright State on at Nischwitz Stadium in Dayton, Ohio. Chad Jacob went 2-for-4 while senior Kyle Schneider provided an RBI double in the Crusader half of the fourth.


Softball

Ranieri Repeats as Second Team All-Region Honoree


A stellar junior campaign from Valparaiso University outfielder Kaitlyn Ranieri has led to a second straight All-Region honor, as Ranieri repeated as a Second Team All-Midwest Region honoree by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) on Thursday. With the award, Ranieri is now eligible for All-American honors.


Baseball

Crusaders, Raiders to Tangle with Tourney Seeds on the Line


With the Horizon League regular season wrapping up this weekend, four of the six seeds have yet to be determined for next week’s postseason tournament. A Valpo sweep of Wright State would earn the Crusaders the No. 2 spot - and a highly-coveted first-round bye. At 13-13 in League play, Milwaukee is still in the Brown and Gold’s rear-view mirror for third place.


Baseball

9th Inning Rally Stalls in 6-4 Loss to Purdue


After trailing 6-0 following the top of the 3rd, Valpo managed to put the tying run in scoring position in the bottom of the 9th. However, Purdue reliever Matt Frawley recorded the final two outs of the game via strikeout to preserve a 6-4 Boilermaker victory. Spencer Mahoney led the Crusader offense with three hits.


Baseball

Fritze Awarded Horizon League Pitcher of the Week


Junior Ryan Fritze was rewarded for his seven shutout innings against Youngstown State on Sunday with a Horizon League Pitcher of the Week award on Monday. Fritze did not allow a hit until the fifth inning as he scattered three hits and punched out a season-high nine batters.


Baseball

Fritze Leads Valpo to 5-0 Series-Clinching Victory


In their final weekend game of the season at Emory G. Bauer Field, the Valparaiso Crusaders received Ryan Fritze's most dominant start since joining the Brown and Gold. The right-hander scattered three hits over seven shutout innings as Valpo took the rubber game, 5-0, over visiting Youngstown State.


Softball

Nadler Earns All-Tournament Team Honor


Valparaiso freshman outfielder Taylor Nadler capped a standout rookie season for the Crusaders by being named to the 2015 Horizon League Championship All-Tournament Team, as the tournament concluded Saturday.


Baseball

Crusaders Recover to Earn DH Split on Senior Day


Senior Kyle Schneider went 4-for-6 in Saturday's doubleheader versus Youngstown State, including two runs batted in in the nightcap to propel Valpo to a 4-3 win. The Penguins collected a 5-2 win in the opener behind seven shutout innings from lefty Joe King.


Men's Track & Field, Women's Track & Field

Crusaders Compete at Grand Valley State

The pole vaulting duo of Justin Zosso and Sarah Peters, along with thrower Justin Smutz, took to the field on Friday at the Grand Valley State 2nd to Last Chance Meet in Allendale, Mich.


Baseball

Rain Postpones Friday's Game; Valpo, YSU to Play Two Saturday


Afternoon storms forced the postponement of Friday's single game versus Youngstown State. The teams will now play a doubleheader on Saturday beginning at 11:00 a.m. CT. Head coach Brian Schmack will honor Valpo's six seniors prior to first pitch of Game 1.


Men's Soccer

Men’s Soccer Celebrates 2014-15 Award Winners


Valparaiso men's soccer head coach Mike Avery announced on Friday the winners of the program's annual team awards for the 2014-15 year.


Men's Track & Field, Women's Track & Field

Trio of Crusaders Throw at Dr. Keeler Invitational


The throwers trio of Sarah Drozdowski, Jacob Frey and Jacob Smutz took to the field on Thursday at the Dr. Keeler Invitational at North Central College in Naperville, Ill.


Softball

Pair of One-Run Heartbreakers End Crusaders’ Season


The Valparaiso University softball team saw its 2015 season come to an end Thursday afternoon at the Horizon League Championship in Rochester, Mich. in gut-wrenching fashion. Valpo dropped a pitcher’s duel to open play against UIC, 1-0, before seeing a furious rally in the seventh inning come up just short, falling 4-3 to Wright State in an elimination game.


Baseball

Baseball Hosts Final Home Weekend Series Beginning Friday


Saturday's Senior Day highlights this weekend’s series at Emory G. Bauer Field as the curtain begins to descend on the 2015 home slate. Seeding for the Horizon League Championship is still very much up in the air with six conference games to play. Valpo has historically fared well against YSU (28-3 in last 31 contests), but the Penguins have been playing .500 baseball since April 2nd.


Men's Basketball

Olympia Entertainment, Horizon League Reach Agreement on Men’s Basketball Championship


The Horizon League Executive Council approved an agreement in principle with Olympia Entertainment to host the Horizon League Men’s Basketball Tournament in the city of Detroit. Under terms of the five-year agreement, Olympia Entertainment will host the men’s basketball tournament beginning in 2016 - the first two years at Joe Louis Arena and the final three years at the new Detroit Events Center.


Softball

Crusaders Ride Big Inning to Tournament-Opening Win


Valpo scored six runs in the second inning, propelling the Crusaders to a 7-1 win over Wright State in their opener at the Horizon League Championship Wednesday. Mollie Lindeman went the distance in the circle for the win, which advanced Valpo to take on UIC Thursday at 1:30 p.m. CT. During the win over the Raiders, Kaitlyn Ranieri matched Valpo's career walks record, while Taylor Nadler completed a streak of 10 straight plate appearances reaching base, tied for eighth-most in NCAA history.


Baseball

Crusaders Beat Darkness, Western Michigan on Tuesday


With the clock reading 7:31 pm local time and the sun setting on a rustic Emory G. Bauer Field, Jeff Edwards cracked an opposite-field, 13th-inning single to score Giovanni Garbella and break a 7-7 tie. Spencer Mahoney tallied four hits as he was one of four Crusaders to record three or more hits.


Softball

Valpo Set to Head to HL Softball Championship


The Valparaiso University softball team takes aim at the 2015 Horizon League title this week, as the Crusaders head to Oakland, site of the Horizon League Championship. The Crusaders open tournament play Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. CT against third-seeded Wright State. Check out thoughts from head coach Kate Stake heading into the tournament, in the attached Valpo Coaches Show.


Softball

Three Crusaders Receive Horizon League Postseason Honors


A trio of Valparaiso University softball players received postseason accolades from the Horizon League Tuesday, as the league announced its postseason award winners. Junior Kaitlyn Ranieri repeated as a First Team All-League honoree. Freshman Taylor Nadler earned Second Team All-League accolades and also received a spot on the All-Freshman Team, where she was joined by fellow rookie Stephanie Moreno.


Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball Adds Two More for 2015-16


Valpo head women's basketball coach Tracey Dorow announced Tuesday that Amber Lindfors and Imani Scott-Thompson have signed National Letters of Intent (NLI) to play with the Crusaders. Lindfors and Scott-Thompson will join Meredith Hamlet, Claire Marburger, Hannah Schaub, and Allison Schofield as newcomers for the 2015-16 season.


Men's Basketball

Powell, Adekoya, Joseph to Head on AIA Tour of Poland


Roger Powell, Jr. will serve as head coach of an Athletes in Action squad which will tour Poland this June. Among the 10 players on the team will be fellow Crusaders Jubril Adekoya and Max Joseph.


Baseball

Lundeen Tabbed Horizon League Pitcher of the Week


The southpaw was named Horizon League Pitcher of the Week Monday following his three-hit shutout of Milwaukee this past weekend. Lundeen, the 2014 Co-Pitcher of the Year, struck out five Panthers while walking just one in a 117-pitch gem on Friday afternoon. This represents his third career Pitcher of the Week honor.


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 seventh annual Athletic Recognition Ceremony (ARC) Awards.


Baseball

Milwaukee Claims Series Finale with 8-6 Win


Freshman Giovanni Garbella laced his first career round-tripper in the home half of the seventh to draw Valpo within one run, but Panther catcher Daulton Varsho's ninth-inning two-run homer provided the insurance necessary for Milwaukee as the visitors notched an 8-6 win over the Crusaders in Sunday's series finale at Emory G. Bauer Field.


Women's Track & Field

Drozdowski Named Athlete of the Year, Performer of the Meet on Final Day of League Championship


Sarah Drozdowski won the hammer throw on Sunday on the final day of the Horizon League Outdoor Championship, securing Athlete of the Year and Field Performer of the Meet honors.


Men's Track & Field

Crusaders Close Out League Championship with Best Finish Since Joining League


Jacob Frey and Jacob Smutz each scored in the hammer throw with third and fourth places finishes, respectively, as Valpo finished the Horizon League Outdoor Championship with their best finish since joining the league in 2007.


Softball

Softball Fifth Seed for Horizon League Championship


The Valparaiso University softball team finished the regular season in a tie for fourth place in the Horizon League standings and has earned the fifth seed for the Horizon League Championship, which begins Wednesday at Oakland. The Crusaders will face third-seeded Wright State to open the tournament Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. CT.


Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball Announces Adjustment to Summer Camp


The Valparaiso University women's basketball program announced its 2015 summer camp dates Wednesday.


Men's Track & Field

Zosso, Watson Clear New Heights, Valpo Stays in Second at Horizon League Outdoor Championship

Justin Zosso captured the pole vault title with a new school record while Alexander Watson took second with a new personal best at the Horizon League Outdoor Championship. The Crusaders stayed in second place on day two.


Women's Track & Field

Taylor Clears Season High, Crusaders Sit in Second at League Outdoor Championship


Jazmin Taylor took home the crown in the high jump and several Crusaders captured runner-up finishes in the second day of action at the Horizon League Outdoor Championships. Valpo sits in second place heading into the final day.


Softball

Crusaders Claim Senior Day Sweep; Earn Way Into HL Championship


Crusaders honor seniors Tarah McShane and Lindsey Norway on Senior Day before Saturday's doubleheader, and then earn a spot in the Horizon League Championship with 7-5 and 9-5 wins over Youngstown State. Taylor Nadler reached base in all eight of her plate appearances Saturday, while Kaitlyn Ranieri broke Valpo's single-season walks record as well.


Baseball

Panthers Rebound for 8-5 Win over Crusaders


Spencer Mahoney enjoyed another three-hit afternoon, but Milwaukee plated four runs in the final two innings en route to an 8-5 win over Valpo at Emory G. Bauer Field on Saturday. The series will be decided Sunday afternoon in a 12:00 pm first pitch.


Men's Track & Field

Getz Wins Javelin on Day One of Horizon League Outdoor Championship

Jeremy Getz captured the javelin title on Friday on day one action at the Horizon League Outdoor Championship. The Crusaders finished the day in second place.


Women's Track & Field

Hinstorff Closes Out Career With PR, Second Place Finish

Senior Brooke Hinstorff closed out her collegiate career with a personal best in the javelin and a second place finish on day one of the Horizon League Outdoor Championship in Rochester, Mich.


Baseball

Mahoney Records 200th Hit; Lundeen Tosses Shutout in Opener


Spencer Mahoney's solo shot on the first pitch of the day from UWM starter Brian Keller was all Dalton Lundeen needed as the junior spun a three-hit shutout in Valpo's 6-0 series-opening win over Milwaukee at Emory G. Bauer Field on Friday. Mahoney registered his 200th career hit in the fourth with an infield single. He finished the day 3-for-5 with two runs scored and two runs batted in.


Softball

Softball Picks Up Key Win Friday Afternoon


The Valparaiso University softball team kicked off its three-game series with Youngstown State Friday from the Valparaiso University Softball Field with a big win, taking down the Penguins by a 9-7 final in the series opener. Kaitlyn Ranieri and Taylor Nadler each scored three runs in the winning effort. Valpo hosts YSU on Senior Day Saturday at 11 a.m., with ceremonies before the game to honor Crusader seniors Tarah McShane and Lindsey Norway.


Athletics

Valpo Athletics Announces Crusader Scholarship Challenge Winners


The 2014-2015 Crusader Scholarship Challenge helped boost student attendance at sporting events while increasing the university's social media outreach. Check out the story to see what our winners had to say, including Cole Evans, who received one academic year of free tuition.


Women's Soccer

Crusaders Announce Addition of Mottonen for 2015 Season


Valparaiso University women’s soccer head coach John Marovich announced today that midfielder Michelle Mottonen will be transferring to join the reigning Horizon League champions from TCU and will be immediately eligible for the 2015 season, with two seasons of eligibility remaining.


Softball

Crusaders to Host YSU to Close Regular Season


The final weekend of the regular season is upon the Valparaiso University softball team, and it is a critical one, as the Crusaders take on Youngstown State in a three-game set beginning Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. Valpo seniors Tarah McShane and Lindsey Norway will be honored prior to the start of Saturday’s doubleheader at 11 a.m. in Senior Day ceremonies as they play the final home series of their careers.


Baseball

Crusaders Open Eight-Game Homestand with Milwaukee


Milwaukee brings one of the league’s best pitching staffs into Emory G. Bauer Field this weekend for a key Horizon League series. Two games separate the Crusaders and Panthers for third place in the Horizon League standings. Furthermore, two games separate Valpo from second-place Wright State within a crowded leaderboard.


Women's Track & Field

Valpo Charges into Horizon League Outdoor Championship


The Valparaiso women's track and field teams look to throw far, jump high and run fast this weekend as they compete in the 2015 Horizon League Outdoor Track and Field Championship at Oakland. The senior trio of Sarah Drozdowski, Sarah Peters, and Jazmin Taylor all hold the top spots in their respective events.


Men's Track & Field

Crusaders Ready for Horizon League Outdoor Championship


The Valparaiso men's track and field team will head north to Oakland for the Horizon League Outdoor Championship this weekend. Jeremy Getz and Justin Zosso lead the Horizon League in their respective events. Zosso is the defending champion in the pole vault while Getz is among the top-40 in the nation in the javelin.


Football

Barkley Named to NFF Hampshire Honor Society


Valpo football graduated senior Stuart Barkley was among the 826 total players selected nationwide as members of the 2015 National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) Hampshire Honor Society.


Baseball

Huskies' Two-Out Hits Doom Crusaders in DeKalb


A barrage of two-out hits catapulted Northern Illinois to a 5-3 win over Valpo on Wednesday afternoon at Ralph McKinzie Field in DeKalb. Crusader starter Drew Hasler was coasting through the sixth inning until four straight singles resulted in a 2-0 deficit ballooning to 5-0. Dustin Beasley (2-for-4) recorded the Brown and Gold's lone extra-base hit, a double in the visitor's half of the second inning.


Softball

Valpo Falls to Bowling Green Wednesday


Ashlyn Montgomery and Mollie Lindeman combined on a four-hitter Wednesday, while Taylor Lawson and Sierra Pico picked up two hits apiece, but it wasn't enough for Valpo to earn the win, as the Crusader softball team fell at Bowling Green, 2-0. Valpo returns home to host Youngstown State this weekend in the final series of the regular season.


Baseball

Mahoney's Walk-Off Hit Caps Extra-Inning Victory


Spencer Mahoney's 198th career hit lifted Valpo to a 2-1 win in 11 innings over Chicago State on Tuesday afternoon. The RBI single came with two outs to crack a tied game that had been 1-1 since the visitor's half of the seventh.


Men's Soccer

#RockTheBrown Fan Voting Is Now Open


The Valparaiso men's soccer team is asking for your help in picking their 2015 away uniforms. Voting will be open for the next 48 hours.


Softball

Crusaders to Play One Game Wednesday at BGSU


The Valparaiso University softball team will play a single game Wednesday afternoon at Bowling Green to close out its non-league schedule, taking on the Falcons at 2:30 p.m. CT/3:30 p.m. ET. The single game replaces the previously-scheduled doubleheader. Valpo will then return home for the final Horizon League series of the season, starting Friday against Youngstown State.


Men's Golf

Pair of Crusaders Earn All-Tournament Honors as Valpo Men Finish Fourth


Sophomores Nick Seitz (Xenia, Ohio/Carroll) and Peter Webb (Madison, Wis./James Madison Memorial) both claimed All-Tournament accolades as the Horizon League Championship came to a close Sunday. Seitz and Webb led the way for the Valparaiso University men’s golf team en route to a fourth-place finish.


Baseball

Crusaders Seize Series Behind Fritze's Seven Strong


The Crusaders kept the hit parade going Sunday as they parlayed 13 hits into six runs in a 6-2 win in the series finale at Oakland. Spencer Mahoney and Jeff Edwards slugged three hits each while Ryan Fritze limited the Golden Grizzly offense to two runs over seven innings. Valpo improved to 12-8 in Horizon League play after the series win.


Men's Tennis

Valpo's Title Bid Falls Short in Finals of HL Championship


Jeffrey Schorsch and Charlie Emhardt tallied their record-setting 30th doubles victory of the season Sunday, but Green Bay registered a 4-0 win to capture the Horizon League Championship title in West Lafayette.


Women's Golf

Gill, Gaugert Finish Top-15 As Crusaders Close Out Horizon League Championship


Sibil Gill and Annie Gaugert led Valpo with an 80 (242) and 86 (246) to finish in 14th and 15th, respectively, at the Horizon League Championship in Florida. The Crusaders finished in sixth place as a team with the eighth lowest 54-hole score in school history.


Softball

Crusaders Drop Series Finale Sunday


The Valparaiso University softball team fell in its series finale at Detroit Sunday afternoon, 5-4, after rallying to tie the game on a two-run homer by Tarah McShane in the top of the seventh inning.


Women's Track & Field

Six Crusaders Capture Titles in Inaugural Home Meet


The Valparaiso women's track and field team opened their new home, the Warren G. Hoger Track, on a cold, rainy Saturday and had six athletes capture titles. Hannah Reynard moved up to third place in the 400 meter hurdles too.


Men's Track & Field

Five Crusaders Capture Titles at Inaugural Home Meet


Five Crusaders captured titles and Chris Sosnowski threw the third-farthest discus in school history at the inaugural Crusader Open, the first track meet held at Valpo in 50 years.


Men's Golf

Seitz, Webb Lead Crusaders on Saturday at HL Championship


Led by sophomore Nick Seitz, who sits in third place individually after 36 holes, the Valparaiso University men’s golf team maintained its hold on fourth place at the Horizon League Championship Saturday and is in a position to move up the team leaderboard during the final round on Sunday. Sophomore Peter Webb is tied for ninth after two rounds as well.


Baseball

Losi Restores Order in 14-1 Win over Golden Grizzlies


Seven Crusaders enjoyed multi-hit games at the plate while Mario Losi delivered seven innings of one-run ball in a 14-1 walloping of Oakland on Saturday. Freshman Giovanni Garbella drove in a game-high three runs in just his third collegiate start. The Crusaders and Golden Grizzlies will meet in the rubber game Sunday at 1 p.m. ET/12 p.m. CT.


Men's Tennis

Crusaders Advance to Title Match with 4-1 Win over Vikings


The Valpo men's tennis team is one step away from the NCAA Tournament thanks to a 4-1 win over Cleveland State in the semifinals of the Horizon League Championship on Saturday afternoon. Dave Bacalla earned the all-important fourth point after rallying for a 6-7 (7), 6-2, 6-4 victory at No. 2 singles.


Softball

Long Ball Helps Crusaders Earn Doubleheader Split


Three home runs, including a pair of mammoth blasts from freshman Stephanie Moreno, accounted for all seven of the runs for the Valparaiso University softball team in its nightcap at Detroit on Saturday afternoon, as the Crusaders took down the Titans, 7-5. Valpo rebounded from a 16-3 loss to Detroit in Saturday’s opener.


Women's Golf

Crusaders Cut 15 Strokes, Move Up at Horizon League Championship


Sibil Gill shot a 76 to move up 13 spots on the leader board on day two action at the Horizon League Championship. The Crusaders slashed 15 strokes off their score to move into fourth place heading into the final day of actioin.


Baseball

Late Rally Comes Up Short at Oakland


The Crusaders scored all six of their runs between the 6th and 8th innings of Friday's opener against Oakland, but 15 hits fueled the Golden Grizzlies in an 8-6 win over Valpo. Nolan Lodden enjoyed his 14th multi-hit game of the season with a 3-for-5 afternoon at the plate.


Men's Golf

Crusader Men Fourth After Day One at HL Championship


The Valparaiso University men’s golf team sits in fourth place after the opening day of the Horizon League Championship from Mission Inn Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. on Friday, just one shot out of third position and within striking distance of the top teams. Sophomore Nick Seitz paced Valpo on Friday with an opening-round 74.


Men's Track & Field, Women's Track & Field

Valpo Set to Host Inaugural Crusader Open


The Valparaiso track and field teams will host the first home meet in over 50 years on Saturday at the new Warren G. Hoger Track at Brown Field. Action gets underway at 10:30 CT with throwing events at Eastgate Field. Jumps will start at Hoger Track and 1:00 pm with running events starting 30 minutes later.


Women's Golf

Gaugert Ties Career-Low, Finishes Top-Five at Day One of Horizon League Championship


Annie Gaugert tied her career low for 18 holes and finished in a tie for fifth place on day one of the Horizon League Women's Golf Championship. The Crusaders finished round one in fifth place.


Men's Tennis

Men's Tennis Enters League Tourney with High Expectations


While they await their opponent in the semifinals of the 2015 Horizon League Men's Tennis Championship, the Crusaders ride into West Lafayette with the No. 2 seed and one goal.


Men's Tennis

Schorsch Named HL Player of the Year; Bacalla First Team All-League


Sophomore Jeffrey Schorsch was named Horizon League Player of the Year; classmate Dave Bacalla was also named First Team All-League as announced by the league office Thursday evening. Schorsch is the first Crusader to earn the distinction since Valparaiso joined the Horizon League, and just the fourth ever to be named a Conference Player of the Year.


Men's Golf

Gring Named Horizon League Coach of the Year; Seitz, Webb Earn All-League Honors


For the second time in three years, Valparaiso University men’s golf head coach David Gring was named Horizon League Coach of the Year in a vote of his peers, as the league held its annual awards banquet preceding the league tournament Thursday evening. In addition, the Crusaders placed a pair of golfers on the All-League squad, as sophomores Nick Seitz and Peter Webb earned All-League accolades.


Baseball

Baseball Set to Tangle with Oakland this Weekend


With first place still within reach, the Crusaders head to Michigan to improve upon their 10-7 record in Horizon League play. Dalton Lundeen (3-4, 4.76) will take the ball in Friday's 2:00 pm CT opener in search of his first win away from home. The junior struck out 10 Golden Grizzlies while allowing just one earned run in a complete game effort two weeks ago at Emory G. Bauer Field. Live video is available for all three games.


Men's Golf, Women's Golf

Men's and Women's Golf Set For Horizon League Championships


The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s golf teams have invaded the Sunshine State, looking to bring home the hardware from the 2015 Horizon League Golf Championships at the Mission Inn Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. this weekend. Men's golf head coach David Gring and women's golf head coach Mat Blair joined the Valpo Coaches Show prior to their departure to preview the championship event.


Softball

Softball Travels to Detroit This Weekend


A key Horizon League series awaits the Valparaiso University softball program this weekend, as the Crusaders travel to Detroit for a three-game set. Valpo will take on the Titans twice on Saturday and once on Sunday in the penultimate weekend of league play, fighting for a spot in the postseason tournament field.


Women's Track & Field

Drozdowski Earns Second Horizon League Honor in Three Weeks


Sarah Drozdowski was named the Horizon League Female Athlete of the Week on Wednesday following a record-setting performance at the Illini Twilight over the weekend. This is her second time winning the weekly award in the last three weeks.


Men's Tennis

Schorsch Earns 3rd HL Player of the Week Award


Sophomore Jeffrey Schorsch was named the Horizon League Men's Tennis Player of the Week Tuesday, following his 2-0 weekend in both singles and doubles play. This is the second straight week a Valparaiso men's tennis player has earned the honor.


Men's Soccer

Men’s Soccer Announces Partnership with Color 4 a Cause


Valparaiso men's soccer head coach Mike Avery announced on Tuesday a partnership between the team and the #oneValpo initiative with Valparaiso University Social Action Leadership Team (SALT) in support of SALT’s Color 4 a Cause (C4C). The C4C 5K is set for May 2 and the course will run through the Valparaiso University campus.


Women's Bowling

Bowling Signs Tryniski to NLI


Valparaiso University bowling head coach Matt Nantais announced today that Kendra Tryniski has signed a National Letter of Intent and will join the Crusader program as a freshman for the 2015-16 season.


Cheerleading, Crusaderettes

Cheer and Dance Tryouts to Be Held For 2015-16 Season


Valparaiso University will hold tryouts for the 2015-2016 cheerleading and dance teams on Saturday, May 2 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in Gym 2 of the Athletics-Recreation Center. Tryouts are open to all current Valpo students and incoming freshmen.


Football

Champions in the Classroom: Robotic Football Touches Down in Valpo


Three Valpo football players have put their heads - and hands - together to establish the University's first robotic football team. See how Hayden Hast, Jake Hutson, and J.T. Rotroff's intelligence and resourcefulness have made them Champions in the Classroom.


Men's Golf

Crusaders Complete Final Tuneup For Horizon League Championship


The Valparaiso University men’s golf team wrapped up regular season play Sunday when they headed to the clubhouse after the final 18 holes at the Wolfpack Spring Open in Raleigh, N.C. The Crusaders held their ground and finished in ninth place after shooting a 296, two shots better than the previous day.


Men's Tennis

Crusaders Clinch No. 2 Seed with Decisive Win over Penguins


The Crusader men's tennis team collected their 20th win of the spring with a resounding 6-1 win at Youngstown State on Sunday morning at the YSU Outdoor Courts. Jeffrey Schorsch and Charlie Emhardt went 2-0 on the day with a victory at No. 1 doubles followed by wins at No. 1 and 4 singles, respectively.


Women's Tennis

Fredlake Finishes with Win; Crusaders Fall 6-1 at YSU


Senior Michele Fredlake recorded a 6-4, 5-7, 10-8 marathon winner at No. 6 singles versus Victoria Ferry on Sunday morning at the Youngstown State Outdoor Courts. Valpo fell 6-1 in the season finale as the Penguins completed a perfect 8-0 run in Horizon League play.


Women's Track & Field

Drozdowski sets Hammer Record, Reynard Runs into Record Books again at Illini Twilight


Sarah Drozdowski set the school record in the hammer throw and Hannah Reynard set the fifth-fastest time in the 100 meter hurdles on Saturday at the Illini Twilight.


Men's Track & Field

Frey, Smutz, Watson set Second-Best All-Time Marks


The trio of Jacob Smutz, Jacob Frey and Alexander Watson all set the second-best mark all-time in their respective events on Saturday at the Illini Twilight.


Women's Golf

Gill, Gaugert Record Top-Five Tournament Scores in Regular Season Finale


Angie Gaugert and Katie Willenbrink both won their matches on Saturday in the IUPUI/Valpo Match Play while Gaugert and Sibil Gill recorded top-five 54 tournament lows.


Baseball

Crusaders, Flames Split on the Diamond


The Crusaders were 4-for-26 with runners in scoring position on the day, but a two-run double from Daniel Delaney and a two-run single by Shea Molitor helped the Brown and Gold to a 5-4 win in the opening game of a doubleheader at Emory G. Bauer Field. Valpo stranded 14 runners on base in a 4-1 loss in the nightcap.


Softball

Valpo Sweeps Key League Doubleheader at CSU


There were players making key plays and coming up with key hits up and down the roster of the Valparaiso University softball team on Saturday afternoon in Cleveland, Ohio, as the Crusaders swept Cleveland State in a Horizon League doubleheader by scores of 7-4 and 7-6, the latter win coming in 10 innings.


Men's Golf

Crusaders Begin Wolfpack Spring Open Saturday


The Valparaiso University men’s golf team took to the links Saturday afternoon for the start of its last tournament before the Horizon League Championships. This time, the action took place at the Lonnie Poole Golf Club, in Raleigh, N.C. for the Wolfpack Spring Open. Over the opening 18 holes of a 36-hole tournament, the Crusaders carded a 298 as a team and currently sit in ninth place behind leader and tournament host North Carolina State.


Men's Tennis

Crusaders Drop Heartbreaker to Vikings on Saturday


The Valpo men's tennis team's bid for a 20-win season will have to wait at least one more day. The Cleveland State Vikings rallied from a 2-0 deficit to upend the Crusaders 4-3 on Saturday afternoon at the CWRU Carlton Courts.


Women's Tennis

Women's Tennis Falls at Cleveland State


The Valpo women's tennis team dropped the first match of its road trip, 7-0, to Cleveland State on Saturday afternoon at the Paramount Tennis Club. Paige Heuer took Aleksandra Golawska to three sets at No. 4, but Golawska escaped with a 6-1, 3-6, 6-4 win.


Football

Hutson’s Two Touchdowns Highlight High-Scoring Spring Game


Jake Hutson ran for two touchdowns while Frank Catrine dazzled the crowd with his speed and moves down the sideline on a 47 screen pass that went for six in the 15th annual Brown and Gold Game on Saturday afternoon at Brown Field.


Women's Golf

Gill’s Eagle Leads Crusaders in Match Play


Sibil Gill recorded an eagle in her 2 and 1 match play win while shooting a 77 at the IUPUI/Valpo Match Play at Purgatory Golf Course in Noblesville, Ind. Angie Gaugert also carded a 77 en route to a win.


Baseball

Big Innings Sink Crusaders in Opener


A pair of five-run frames was more than enough for the Flames as UIC cruised to a 12-3 win over Valpo on Friday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field. Due to a chance of rain on Sunday, the teams will complete the series Saturday in a doubleheader beginning at 11:00 am CT.


Softball

Crusaders Bested by Vikings Friday


The Valparaiso University softball team led after its third time at bat in its series opener at Horizon League foe Cleveland State Friday afternoon, but the Vikings scored eight unanswered runs as the Crusaders fell by a 9-2 final.


Football

Spring Football Game Set for Saturday Morning


The annual Brown vs. Gold spring game is slated for Saturday, April 18th at 11:00 am as head football coach Dave Cecchini's rebuilding project is in its next phase. Cecchini is expecting around 95 players to report camp this summer; however, only 54 of those are on campus right now. As a result, this year's exhibition will deviate from last spring's draft style game.


Baseball

Crusaders Welcome First-Place Flames to Town this Weekend


The second half of the Horizon League schedule launches this weekend and Emory G. Bauer will play host to a dandy. First-place UIC will make the short trip over from Chicago to take on Valpo, who enters the three-game series 1.5 games behind the Flames. The Crusaders boast a 7-1 home record.


Athletics

Second Annual Athletics Alumni Challenge a Success


The 2015 Athletics Alumni Challenge, held in conjunction with the University-wide Day of Giving, Proud to Be Valpo, was a huge success. This year’s challenge topped last year’s in every way. 339 former Valpo student-athletes, representing every sport that the University sponsors, gave back. This includes 69 former student-athletes who made gifts for the first time. In total, over $56,000 was raised for Valpo Athletics, with nine different teams receiving more than $1,000 in gifts. The total amount received is a 36% increase from last year’s Athletics Alumni Challenge.


Softball

Valpo Drops Pair of Road Games Tuesday


The Valparaiso University softball team fell in a pair of non-league contests Tuesday afternoon in DeKalb, Ill., dropping 12-4 and 4-2 decisions to Northern Illinois. Taylor Weissenhofer struck out a season-best seven batters in the nightcap.


Women's Tennis

Women's Tennis Closes Out Home Slate with Close Loss


Cary Milanes picked up her eighth win in singles play, but it wasn't enough as Chicago State collected a 6-1 win over the Crusaders Tuesday in Valpo's final home match of the spring. The top three singles matches all went three sets.


Baseball

Crusader Bats Stall Against Broncos


Western Michigan limited Valpo to just five hits in a 6-1 defeat of the Crusaders at Robert J. Bobb Stadium in Kalamazoo on Tuesday afternoon. Nolan Lodden collected his 29th RBI of the season while Drew Hasler threw six innings of two-run ball in the loss.


Football

Valpo Football Preview: Spring Edition


Valpo head football coach Dave Cecchini sat down with Todd Ickow to talk about his team's progress over the last few weeks, preview Saturday's spring game, and discuss this year's recruiting class.


Athletics

Palace, Peters Named Athletes of the Month


Valparaiso University sophomore baseball player Nate Palace (Westlake Village, Calif./Oaks Christian) and junior track and field athlete Sarah Peters (LaGrange, Ill./Lyons Township) have been named the athletic department’s Student-Athletes of the Month for March.


Men's Soccer

St. Baldrick’s Raises Over $50,000 at Annual Fundraiser


The Valpo men's soccer team raised over $52,000 in their annual St. Baldrick's fundraiser on Saturday afternoon. President Mark Heckler was one of 130 people to have their heads shaved to help fight childhood cancer.


Men's Basketball, Men's Swimming, Men's Track & Field, Women's Track & Field, Athletics

Eight Crusaders Earn Winter Academic All-League Accolades


Valparaiso University placed eight student-athletes over four sports on the Horizon League’s 2015 Winter Academic All-League Teams, as announced today by the league office. Men's indoor track and field had three student-athletes honored, while men's basketball and women's indoor track and field had two apiece and men's swimming had one as well.


Athletics

132 Valpo Student-Athletes Honored at Annual Honors Banquet


Valparaiso University awarded 132 student-athletes with Presidential Academic Honors while also handing out the Laurel Award at the 24th Annual Student-Athletes Academic Honors Banquet held on Sunday evening in the Christopher Center.


Baseball

Triple Play Turned, All-Time Record Broken in Wild Series Finale Win


Crusaders turn a triple play in the seventh inning, Mahoney becomes the all-time assists leader, and Nate Palace rocketed his seventh home run of the season - all in a 3-hour, 45-minute 15-7 win over the Oakland Golden Grizzlies to complete the three-game sweep.


Men's Tennis

Men's Tennis Handles Flames, 5-2


Three singles matches went three sets, the doubles point came down to a tiebreaker, but Valpo persevered for a 5-2 win over UIC at the Flames Outdoor Tennis Courts in Chicago on Sunday afternoon.


Softball

Softball Closes Weekend With Rally to Win Over UIC


The Valparaiso University softball team snapped its losing streak in style Sunday afternoon at the Valparaiso University Softball Field, coming from four runs down to score a 9-4 victory over UIC in Horizon League play. Sophomore Jorgi Calombaris led the way offensively with a career-best five RBIs.


Women's Tennis

Hamel Wins on Senior Day; Crusaders Fall 6-1 to Oakland


Senior Kaitlyn Hamel won in straight sets at No. 1 on Sunday morning, but the Crusaders dropped a 6-1 match to Oakland in Horizon League action at the Valpo Tennis Complex.


Baseball

Valpo Baseball Announces Summer Prospect Camp Date


The Valparaiso baseball program announced plans for its 2015 Prospect Camp on Monday. The single-day camp will be held on June 9th from 9:00am CT until 4:30pm CT at Emory G. Bauer Field. The camp is open to any and all entrants (limited only by number, age, and/or grade level).


Women's Tennis

Women's Tennis to Honor Four Seniors on Sunday


Sunday morning's match against Oakland will serve as Senior Day for Valpo women's tennis. Megan Barthels, Michele Fredlake, Kaitlyn Hamel, and Michele Fredlake will each be recognized prior to the 11:00 am first serve at the Valpo Tennis Complex.


Baseball

Valpo Hangs on for Frantic 8-7 Win over Oakland


Oakland put the tying and go-ahead runs on base in the 9th, but Bryce Yoder nailed down his fourth save of the season to safeguard an 8-7 win for the Brown and Gold on Saturday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field. Spencer Mahoney sent a two-run shot over the right-field wall for his first home run of the season. Daniel Delaney went 3-for-3 with a double and two runs scored.


Men's Track & Field

Getz Bests School Record in Tennessee; Crusaders Compete in Michigan


With Crusader athletes in three meets on Saturday, Jeremy Getz bested his record in the javelin throw by over four feet at the Tennessee Relays.


Women's Track & Field

Bloy Blazes to Second-Fastest Steeplechase Time; Valpo Competes in Michigan


In a three-meet Saturday for the Crusaders, Liz Bloy set the second fastest school time in an event for the second day in a row at the Tennessee Relays.


Softball

Valpo Falls in Pair of Slugfests Saturday


The Valparaiso University softball team fell short in a pair of comeback attempts in Horizon League play Saturday afternoon against UIC, dropping league games by final scores of 11-9 and 11-5 to the Flames. Taylor Nadler picked up five hits to lead the Valpo offense Saturday, while Kaitlyn Ranieri connected on two home runs and Tarah McShane hit a home run as well.


Women's Tennis

Titans Prevail 6-1 over Crusaders on Saturday


Valpo women's tennis dropped a 6-1 Horizon League contest to the Detroit Titans on Saturday afternoon at the Valpo Tennis Complex. Kathleen Hebble got Valpo on the scoreboard with her sixth singles victory of the season. She persevered for a 7-6 (6-1), 6-3 win over Valeryia Kulikovskay at No. 2 singles.


Men's Track & Field, Women's Track & Field

Bloy, Sosnowski set pair of top-five marks at Tennessee Relays


Liz Bloy and Chris Sosnowski set top-five school marks in their respective events (1,500 meter run and discus) at the Tennessee Relays on Friday.


Baseball

Crusaders Cruise to 9-3 Win Behind Lundeen's CG


Dalton Lundeen threw a career-high 136 pitches to earn his first complete game victory of 2015 as he dispelled Oakland 9-3 on Friday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field. Nate Palace and Daniel Delaney had two runs batted in apiece as the former went yard for his sixth home run of the season.


Men's Tennis

Crusaders Blank Titans at Valpo Tennis Complex


The Valpo men's tennis team returned to its winning ways Friday afternoon with a 7-0 shutout of the Detroit Titans at the Valpo Tennis Complex. Kyle Dunn clinched the Crusaders' 18th win with a 6-2, 6-2 victory at No. 5 singles.


Softball

Friday Game Postponed; Crusaders, Flames to Play Saturday, Sunday


A key Horizon League series awaits the Valparaiso University softball team this weekend, as the Crusaders host UIC at the Valparaiso University Softball Field for a three-game series. But the Crusaders will have to wait one more day to open the series, as Friday’s game has been postponed due to unplayable field conditions. First pitch of Saturday’s doubleheader is slated for 1 p.m., while today’s postponement will be made up Sunday at noon. Saturday will also serve as Alumni Day for the Crusader softball program, as Valpo welcomes back more than 20 former players.


Men's Track & Field, Women's Track & Field

Drozdowski, Sosnowski Set Top-Five Marks at Tennessee Relays


Sarah Drozdowski bettered her second best school mark in the hammer throw by almost six feet and Chris Sosnowski set the fourth farthest hammer throw in school history on Thursday in the first day of the Tennessee Relays.


Baseball

Crusaders Greet Golden Grizzlies for Three-Game Set


After playing their last five away from Emory G. Bauer Field, the Crusaders return home to host the Oakland Golden Grizzlies in a three-game series this weekend. Friday's series opener begins an enticing stretch of the schedule that has the Crusaders playing 15 of their next 20 contests at Emory G. Bauer Field. Valpo is 3-0 in HL series openers thus far.


Women's Tennis

Traci Young Joins the Valpo Coaches Show


Head women's tennis coach Traci Young sat down with Brad Collignon this week to discuss the Crusaders' win over Green Bay last Saturday, a wave of strong underclassmen, as well as her squad's four seniors.


Women's Bowling

Decker Named Honorable Mention All-American


Valparaiso fifth-year senior Torrie Decker became just the second bowler in Crusader program history to earn All-American honors, as she was named an NTCA Honorable Mention All-American on Wednesday night.


Baseball

Valpo Falls in Midweek Contest to Notre Dame


Spencer Mahoney tallied his ninth double of the season while Nolan Lodden raised his season average to .365 after a 2-for-4 day, but the Crusaders were unable to cross the plate in a 6-0 loss to the Fighting Irish Wednesday night at Frank Eck Stadium in Notre Dame, Indiana.


Softball

Crusaders Drop Pair at Wisconsin


The Valparaiso softball team fell in both ends of a doubleheader at Wisconsin Wednesday afternoon on a cool, overcast day in Madison, Wis., dropping the opener 10-2 and the nightcap 11-2. Mollie Lindeman connected on her first home run in a Crusader uniform in the first game.


Women's Track & Field

Drozdowski Wins Horizon League Athlete of the Week


Senior thrower Sarah Drozdowski was named the Horizon League Athlete of the Week on Wednesday. She won titles in the shot put and hammer throw this past weekend while also picking up a third place finish in the discus.


Softball

Softball Falls in Non-League Contest to IPFW


On an overcast day Tuesday afternoon at the Valparaiso University Softball Field, the Valparaiso softball team struggled to finish innings offensively, leaving 10 runners on base in a 5-2 loss to IPFW.


Baseball

Valpo, Notre Dame to Continue Series Wednesday


Wednesday evening's game between the Crusaders and Fighting Irish will represent the 93rd meeting between the instate rivals. Both clubs will trot out lefties to the mound as Notre Dame (20-10)'s Scott Tully will make his first start - 12th appearance - of the season. Meanwhile, freshman Connor Kaucic receives his third starting assignment for Valpo.


Baseball

Tuesday's Baseball Game vs. Toledo Cancelled


Tuesday's baseball game between Valparaiso and Toledo has been cancelled due to a dicey weather forecast. The Crusaders will return to the diamond tomorrow evening at Frank Eck Stadium on the campus of Notre Dame. First pitch between the Fighting Irish and the Brown and Gold is slated for 6:05 pm ET/5:05 pm CT.


Men's Golf

Crusaders Bring Home Title From Wright State


The Valparaiso men’s golf team claimed its second tournament championship of the season on Monday afternoon, as the Crusaders defeated Northern Kentucky in a playoff by one stroke to bring home the title from the Wright State Invitational.


Softball

Crusader Softball Steps Out of League Play


A full week with six games awaits the Crusader softball team this week, starting with a pair of non-league dates. Valpo will step out of Horizon League play Tuesday at home against IPFW at 3:30 p.m. - which will serve as the program’s Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day - and then head to Wisconsin for a twinbill Wednesday afternoon.


Women's Golf

Crusaders Close Out IPFW Spring Classic


Valpo closed out the IPFW Spring Classic on Monday with the sixth lowest-18 hole round in school history and tied the eight lowest 36-hole tournament low.


Women's Golf

Crusaders Take to Links on Easter Sunday


The Crusader women's golf team opened play on Easter Sunday at the IPFW Spring Classic. Sibil Gill led the way with an 80 to finish in 19th. The team finished the day in seventh place.


Men's Golf

Crusaders Sit in Second After Day One From Wright State


The Valparaiso men’s golf team put itself in prime position to capture its second tournament championship of the season, as the Crusaders closed out the first 36 holes of the 54-hole Wright State Invitational on Sunday in second place out of nine competing teams. Jared Magoline enters Monday second in the individual standings, just one stroke out of the lead.


Women's Track & Field

Five Crusaders Claim Titles, Reynard Sets Two-Top Five Times at DePauw


Five Crusaders collected titles and Hannah Reynard set two top-five times in the hurdles on Saturday at the DePauw Outdoor Invitational. Valpo finished in fourth with 80 points.


Men's Track & Field

Trio Leads Valpo at DePauw Invitational


The trio of Jeremy Getz, Jacob Frey, and Justin Zosso all captured titles on Saturday at the DePauw Outdoor Invitational. The Crusaders finished in third with 101 points.


Baseball

Crusaders Drop Series Finale to Panthers


Valparaiso fought back from a two-run hole to claim a 3-2 sixth-inning lead, but Milwaukee scored five runs off the Crusader bullpen to win the series finale, 7-3, at Henry Aaron Field on Saturday afternoon. Spencer Mahoney and Daniel Delaney cracked two hits apiece, but Valpo left 12 runners on base in the loss.


Men's Tennis

Green Bay Squeaks By Crusader Men's Tennis


A showdown between two of the powerhouses in Horizon League men's tennis lived up to its billing Saturday afternoon at the Valpo Tennis Complex. Valpo and Green Bay split six singles matches, but the Phoenix claimed the decisive doubles point en route to a 4-3 win over the Crusaders.


Women's Tennis

Women's Tennis Defeats Green Bay, 5-2


Behind four singles victories and two triumphs in doubles play, the Valparaiso women's tennis team handed Green Bay a 5-2 loss at the Valpo Tennis Complex on Saturday morning.


Softball

Softball Drops Doubleheader Versus Oakland


The Valparaiso softball team took the lead early in both ends of a doubleheader against Oakland in Horizon League action on Saturday at the Valparaiso University Softball Field, but the Golden Grizzlies would come from behind to send the Crusaders to a pair of losses, as Valpo fell 7-2 and 6-3. Taylor Lawson scored three runs on the day to lead the Crusaders.


Women's Tennis

Crusader Women Fall at Home


The Valparaiso women's tennis team dropped a 7-0 decision to Milwaukee Friday night at The Courts of NWI. The Crusaders return to action Saturday morning at the Valpo Tennis Complex at 11 am versus the Green Bay Phoenix.


Baseball

Milwaukee Slugs Its Way to 7-6 Win over Valpo


After Shea Molitor's two-out RBI single tied the game in the top of the ninth, Mike Porcaro delivered a single to center to give the Panthers a 7-6 walkoff win at Henry Aaron Field on Friday. Dalton Lundeen struck out ten without walking a batter over seven innings but did not factor into the decision. Nolan Lodden jacked his second home run of the season, a three-run shot in the fifth.


Softball

Crusaders Drop Series Opener to Oakland


The Valparaiso softball team fell in its Horizon League series opener to Oakland on Friday at the Valparaiso University Softball Field, 8-0. Freshman Taylor Nadler went 2-for-2 to lead the Valpo effort.


Baseball

Crusaders Persevere in Extra-Inning Thriller at Milwaukee


Valpo rallied back from three separate deficits to claim an 11-10 win in 12 innings over Milwaukee at Henry Aaron Field on Thursday. Bryce Yoder pitched a career-most 4 1/3 innings out of the bullpen to earn the win while Spencer Mahoney and Josh Clark each had three-hit games at the plate.


Softball

Softball Start Time Friday Moved Up


Another day, another schedule adjustment for the Valparaiso softball team. This time, with this weekend’s series already having been moved to the Valparaiso University Softball Field from Oakland, Friday’s game time has been pushed up to 11 a.m. due to the threat of rain in the afternoon. Saturday’s twinbill remains as a 1 p.m. start.


Baseball

Crusaders, Panthers Collide in Milwaukee Beginning Thursday


Valparaiso heads to Milwaukee on Thursday for its first Horizon League series away from the pastoral confines of Emory G. Bauer Field. Henry Aaron Field welcomes Valpo for the Panthers’ “official” home opener. The Crusaders enter this weekend two games ahead of UWM for third place in the HL standings.


Softball

Long Ball Dooms Crusaders in Twinbill at IUPUI


The Valparaiso softball team fell victim to the home run ball in a non-league doubleheader Wednesday afternoon on a warm, sunny day in Indianapolis, giving up seven home runs as the Crusaders dropped the two games by final scores of 6-4 and 11-3 to IUPUI.


Men's Basketball

Tevonn Walker Joins Valpo All-Access


Valparaiso men's basketball freshman guard Tevonn Walker joins Valpo All-Access for a season wrap-up, looking back at his first season as a Crusader.


Softball

Valpo Softball Ready For Five-Game Week


For the first time since March 15, the Valparaiso softball team will leave home this week. The Crusaders travel to Indianapolis for a non-league doubleheader at IUPUI on Wednesday. Valpo will then return home for its Horizon League series versus Oakland, which was originally scheduled to be played at Oakland. The Crusaders will host the Golden Grizzlies for a single game Friday at 3pm and a doubleheader Saturday at 1pm.


Baseball

Baseball Strands 13 in Loss to Ball State


Spencer Mahoney, Nolan Lodden, and Mark Johnson tallied two hits each Tuesday, but Ball State used nine extra-base hits to fly to a 13-4 win over the Crusaders at Ball Diamond in Muncie.


Men's Tennis

Bacalla Boasts HL Player of the Week Honors


Sophomore Dave Bacalla was named the Horizon League Men's Tennis Player of the Week Tuesday, following a pair of Crusader victories this past weekend.


Men's Basketball

Darien Walker Named Riley Wallace Award Finalist


Valparaiso junior guard Darien Walker has been named a finalist for the Riley Wallace Award, presented annually to the nation’s top first-year transfer player, by CollegeInsider.com.


Men's Tennis

Crusaders Double Up Flyers in Dayton


The Valparaiso men's tennis team secured the doubles point for the sixth consecutive match Sunday en route to a 4-2 victory over Dayton at the Five Seasons Tennis Club.


Women's Tennis

Barthels Records Win, but Crusaders Fall 4-1 to Dayton


The Valparaiso women's tennis team closed out its trip to Ohio on Sunday dropping a 4-1 contest to Dayton, but not before Megan Barthels registered her team-high seventh singles win of the season.


Softball

Softball Series Finale Sunday Canceled


Spring still hasn't completely sprung in Valparaiso, and with the combination of rain that moved through early Sunday afternoon and projected wind chill factors later in the afternoon below the league's minimum threshold, the Crusader softball team's series finale against Wright State has been canceled and won't be made up.


Baseball

Baseball's Series Finale Cancelled


Impending winter weather has forced the cancellation of Sunday's series finale between Valparaiso and Wright State. The Crusaders will return to the diamond Tuesday afternoon at Ball State. First pitch from the Ball Diamond in Muncie is slated for 4:00 pm ET/3:00 pm CT. A link to the live stats will be available at ValpoAthletics.com.


Men's Tennis

Men's Tennis Nets Win in HL Opener at Wright State


The Valparaiso men's tennis team opened Horizon League play with a 6-1 win over Wright State at the Dayton Center Courts on Saturday night.


Baseball

Crusaders, Raiders Split Saturday Twinbill


Dalton Lundeen surrendered just one earned run over seven innings of the Crusaders' 7-6 game one win, but Wright State put up a three-spot in the seventh inning of the second game to spoil Valpo's bid for a DH sweep. The rubber game of this series will be held Sunday at 1 pm CT.


Men's Track & Field, Women's Track & Field

Duplicates Lead Crusaders on Final Day of Raleigh Relays


The "Jacob" duo of Frey and Smutz and the "Sarah" duo of Peters and Drozdowski led the Valpo track and field teams with top-15 finishes on the final day of action at the Raleigh Relays.


Softball

Crusaders Split Pair of Slugfests With WSU


Runs weren’t hard to come by for the Valparaiso and Wright State softball teams in a doubleheader Saturday at the Valparaiso University Softball Field, as a pair of high-scoring games saw squads overcome large deficits. The Crusaders held a six-run lead in game one before WSU rallied for an 11-9 win, but in the nightcap, Valpo overcame a three-run deficit for a 9-7 victory.


Women's Tennis

Crusaders Drop 6-1 Decision at Wright State


Kathleen Hebble collected a commanding straight-set win at No. 2 singles, but it wasn't enough as the host Raiders defeated the Brown and Gold 6-1 at the Dayton Center Courts in Ohio on Saturday afternoon.


Men's Track & Field, Women's Track & Field

Taylor, Bloy Lead Crusaders at Raleigh Relays


Jazmin Taylor won the high jump and Liz Bloy set the third fastest Crusader time in the 1,500 meter run in day one action on Friday at the Raleigh Relays.


Baseball

Key Horizon League Series Comes to Emory G. Bauer Field


Wright State rides into town on an 11-game winning streak ahead of its first road series in Horizon League play. The Raiders enter this series 31-4 in their last 35 league games, but three of those four losses have come at the hands of the Brown and Gold. At 6-0, WSU is two games ahead of 4-2 Valpo in the league standings.


Softball

Softball Set to Host Wright State This Weekend


The Valparaiso softball team continues Horizon League play this weekend as the Crusaders host Wright State in a three-game series at home. The series has been shifted a bit due to weather, as the two squads are now slated to play a doubleheader Saturday at 1 p.m. and a single game Sunday at 1 p.m.


Men's Basketball

Drew Named Region Coach of the Year; Peters An All-Region Selection


Valparaiso men’s basketball head coach Bryce Drew has been named the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) 2015 Division I District 12 Coach of the Year in a vote of his peers, as announced by the NABC on Friday. In addition, sophomore Alec Peters garnered a First Team All-District 12 selection – Valpo’s sixth All-District honoree in the last four years.


Baseball

Weather Leads to Change of Weekend Baseball Schedule


Valparaiso and Wright State's three-game series originally scheduled for Friday-Sunday has been adjusted due to cold temperatures. Friday's game has been pushed back a day as part of a Saturday doubleheader beginning at 12 pm CT. Game two will be played 30 minutes after the completion of the first tilt. Sunday's series finale will be played at 1 pm CT.


Men's Track & Field, Women's Track & Field

Puma Invitational Scratched from Schedule


The Valparaiso track and field teams will not be competing at the Puma Invitational this weekend due to inclement weather in the forecast. Valpo will still be sending athletes to the Raleigh Relays at North Carolina State. Live results and video (paid subscription required) will be available for the relays at ValpoAthletics.com.


Softball

Cold Forces Adjustment to Softball Weekend Series


With a high temperature that’s not even expected to crack 30 degrees on Friday, the Valparaiso softball team has adjusted its weekend series at home against Wright State. Friday’s single game has been moved to Sunday, with a 1 p.m. first pitch. Saturday’s doubleheader remains unchanged, with first pitch of the twinbill slated for 1 p.m.


Baseball

Balanced Attack Lifts Crusaders to 7-2 Win at Chicago State


Spencer Mahoney and Mark Johnson led a 14-hit day at the plate while Ellis Foreman kept the Cougars off the scoreboard until the seventh inning of Valpo's 7-2 victory over Chicago State Wednesday afternoon in the Windy City. Freshman Luke VanLanen shut the door for the Crusaders, providing two shutout frames of relief.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Basketball Preview


Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew joins Todd Ickow for one final time this season, looking back at the final game of the year and the 2014-15 season as a whole.


Softball

Kate Stake Joins the Valpo Coaches Show


Valparaiso softball head coach Kate Stake joins the Valpo Coaches Show to look back on the pre-league portion of the schedule and how the season has shaken out to date for the Crusaders.


Women's Track & Field

Peters Garners Second Horizon League Athlete of the Week Honor

Junior pole vaulter Sarah Peters was named the Horizon League Athlete of the Week following her first place performance at the Gene and Rose Edmonds Invitational this past weekend. This is Peter's second weekly award this year and first of the outdoor season.


Men's Golf

Men’s Golf Concludes Action in Louisiana


The Valparaiso men’s golf team wrapped up the second tournament of its spring campaign when the Crusaders took to the links Tuesday for the final 18 holes at the Wallace Jones Invitational in Delhi, La. The team continued to show consistency, posting a 297 for the second straight round and finishing with a team total of 892.


Men's Golf

Valpo Men Take to Links in Louisiana


While Northwest Indiana received several inches of snow on Monday morning, the Crusaders men’s golf team was hitting the links at Black Bear Golf Club in Delhi, La. for the Wallace Jones Invitational, its second tournament of the spring season. The Crusaders finished the day in ninth place.


Softball

s’No’w Way Softball Can Play: Tuesday Twinbill Canceled


The Valparaiso softball team got three games in at home last weekend, but Mother Nature decided that Tuesday’s scheduled doubleheader with Central Michigan would be a no-go, as multiple inches of snow on Monday forced the cancellation of the twinbill with the Chippewas. Valpo is slated to return to action at home Friday afternoon to kick off a three-game Horizon League series with Wright State.


Volleyball

Crusader Volleyball to Host Summer Camp


Valparaiso volleyball head coach Carin Avery and the Crusader volleyball program will host its annual summer camp from July 7-10, 2015 at the Athletics-Recreation Center on the Valpo campus. The camp is open to both girls and boys, grades 3-12.


Men's Basketball

Drew Named Finalist for Hugh Durham Award


Valparaiso men’s basketball head coach Bryce Drew has been named a finalist for the 2015 Hugh Durham National Coach of the Year Award, presented annually to the nation’s top mid-major coach.


Football

Football Adds Two Coaches for 2015 Season


Head football coach Dave Cecchini announced the addition of Kurt Mattix, a 1999 Valparaiso graduate, and Sami Caygoz to the Crusader coaching staff on Monday.


Men's Tennis

Valpo Men's Tennis Loses 4-3 Nailbiter to WMU


The Valparaiso men's tennis team fell 4-3 to a Western Michigan in a dogfight at West Hills Tennis Club in Kalamazoo, Michigan on Sunday afternoon.


Baseball

Losi Dazzles in 4-0 Victory over Youngstown State


Sophomore pitcher Mario Losi shutout the Youngstown State Penguins over nine fabulous innings as Valpo finished off a sweep with a 4-0 victory Sunday at Emory G. Bauer Field. Losi notched his first career shutout in the process, employing three double-play balls to erase potential threats.


Women's Bowling

Crusaders Finish Third at Southland Championship


#16 Valparaiso saw its run at the inaugural Southland Bowling League Championship in Houston, Texas come to an end one match shy of the championship match, as the Crusaders finished in third place after falling to #3 Arkansas State on Sunday morning. Seniors Torrie Decker and Sadie Jasinski represented Valpo on the All-Tournament Team.


Softball

Valpo Splits Saturday League Twinbill With Phoenix


The Valparaiso softball team plated 17 runs in a Horizon League doubleheader at home Saturday against defending league champion Green Bay, but it would only be enough for a split of the two games, as after capturing the opener by a 10-2 final, the Crusaders dropped a 12-7 decision in the nightcap. Kaitlyn Ranieri reached base in all eight of her plate appearances on the day.


Men's Track & Field

Zosso breaks pole vault record at Edmonds Invitational


Justin Zosso set the pole vault record, giving him the top mark in both the indoor and outdoor seasons, on Friday at the Edmonds Invitational.


Baseball

Crusaders Clinch Series with 10-8 Win over Penguins


Daniel Delaney and Josh Clark both enjoyed four-hit afternoons while Nate Palace and Nolan Lodden combined to drive in five runs in Valpo's 10-8 series-clinching win over Youngstown State Saturday. Mario Losi will take the hill for the Crusaders on Sunday as the Brown and Gold seek to improve to 4-2 in Horizon League play.


Women's Track & Field

Six Crusaders Claim Titles at Edmonds Invitational


The Valparaiso women’s track and field team had six athletes capture titles on Saturday at the Gene and Rose Edmonds Invitational at St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Ind.


Women's Bowling

Crusaders Still in Hunt For Inaugural Southland Bowling League Title


The #16 Valparaiso bowling team is one of just three squads still alive at the inaugural Southland Bowling League Championship, as the Crusaders will bowl for the right to hoist the first league title trophy on Sunday. Valpo will face top-seeded Arkansas State, the nation’s third-ranked team, on Sunday morning at 9:35 a.m. With a win, the Crusaders would advance to take on #6 Vanderbilt, the tournament’s third seed, and would need to take down the Commodores twice to earn the league championship.


Women's Tennis

Women's Tennis Picks Up Big Win at Western Illinois


Freshman Cary Milanes won the match-clinching point at No. 3 singles in Valpo's 5-2 victory over Western Illinois at the WIU Tennis Facility on Saturday afternoon.


Men's Basketball

Peters Eclipses 1,000-Point Mark in 65-62 Loss to Maryland


Sophomore Alec Peters led all scorers with 18 points, but the Crusaders' last-second chance to send the game to overtime was thwarted in a 65-62 loss to Maryland at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio on Friday night in the Second Round of the 2015 NCAA Tournament. Peters canned a three-pointer at the 7:35 mark of the second half to become the first sophomore in program history to crack the 1,000-point plateau.


Softball

Crusaders Fall in Horizon League Opener


The Valparaiso softball team struck the first blow Friday afternoon in its Horizon League opener at the Valparaiso University Softball Field against Green Bay in a rematch of last season’s championship, but the Phoenix responded with seven unanswered runs as the Crusaders fell 7-2. The series will conclude with a 1 p.m. doubleheader on Saturday.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Spend Thursday in Final Prep For Maryland


The Valparaiso men's basketball team underwent its final preparations Thursday for its NCAA Tournament game on Friday afternoon against Maryland in Columbus, Ohio. Check out the NCAA Tournament Central at ValpoAthletics.com/NCAA for a report from today's activities, including video thoughts from E. Victor Nickerson and Jubril Adekoya and a photo gallery from today's open practice.


Men's Basketball

Valparaiso Game Notes - 2015 NCAA Tournament vs. Maryland


Making its ninth appearance in the NCAA Tournament since 1996, the 13th-seeded Valparaiso men’s basketball team travels to Columbus, Ohio to open tournament play with a Second Round game against fourth-seeded Maryland on Friday afternoon at approximately 3:45 p.m. CT. The game will be televised live on TNT in its entirety.


Baseball

Baseball Welcomes Defending HL Champs to Emory G. Bauer


The Crusaders will take Emory G. Bauer Field quicker than they imagined in 2015, playing Youngstown State in a “neutral” three-game series in Valparaiso. Field conditions at Eastwood Field were deemed unplayable early in the week so Valpo presented the next best opportunity. The Brown and Gold seek to rise above the .500 mark in Horizon League play with a strong showing.


Women's Tennis

Crusader Women Drop Horizon League Opener to UIC


The Valparaiso women's tennis team dropped its Horizon League opener, 7-0, to UIC Thursday afternoon at The Courts of NWI. Cary Milanes lost a three-set heartbreaker 6-3, 3-6, 11-9 at No. 3 singles.


Women's Bowling

Crusaders Prepare for Inaugural Southland Bowling League Championship


The Valparaiso bowling team heads to Houston, Texas this weekend for the inaugural Southland Bowling League Championship as the tournament’s fifth seed in the eight-team field. The Crusaders enter the tournament ranked 16th nationally in the latest National Tenpin Coaches Association poll, moving up one spot from the last poll.


Baseball

Purdue Prevails 2-0 over Valpo


For the second straight day, the Crusaders received a strong effort from a starting pitcher, but were held scoreless inside a Big Ten park. Purdue defeated Valpo 2-0 at Alexander Field Wednesday afternoon despite Ellis Foreman turning in 6 2/3 innings of stellar pitching.


Athletics

Valpo Athletics Teams Up with Operation Hat Trick


Valpo Athletics is proud to announce a partnership with Operation Hat Trick. Operation Hat Trick generates awareness, support, and funding for the recovery of America’s wounded warriors, both active service members and veterans. Hats are now available in the Valparaiso University Bookstore for $22.


Baseball

#24 Indiana Blanks Valpo, 4-0


Freshman Connor Kaucic delivered a quality start against the 24th-ranked team in the nation Tuesday, but Valparaiso was unable to break into the run column against a medley of Indiana pitchers in a 4-0 loss at Bart Kaufman Stadium in Bloomington.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders to Depart for NCAA Tournament at 10am Wednesday Morning


Join the send-off from the Athletics-Recreation Center on Wednesday morning, as the Valparaiso men's basketball team departs for Columbus and the 2015 NCAA Tournament at 10 a.m! All are invited to help wish the Crusaders luck as they prepare to take on Maryland Friday afternoon at 3:45 p.m. CT, live on TNT.


Men's Basketball

Ticket, Bus Information for NCAA Tournament


The Valparaiso University ticket office will be selling NCAA Tournament tickets beginning at 10 a.m. Monday morning. Tickets through Valpo will be $100 per person for the first 350 fans, including students. The ticket office will be taking orders both by phone (1-877-MY-VU-TIX) or in person in the main lobby of the ARC. In addition, the Alumni Association will be organizing a chartered bus trip to Columbus, as well as a pregame lunch buffet at Nationwide Arena.


Men's Soccer

Fifth Annual St. Baldrick's Fundraiser set for April 11


Members of the men's soccer team will be hosting the fifth annual St. Baldrick's Fundraiser on Saturday, April 11 at the ARC from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Watch the attached video of Olivia Pierce to see her story and hear how she became a hero to so many others.


Baseball

Indiana, Purdue Play Host to Crusader Baseball This Week


Valparaiso hits the road this week to face a pair of Big Ten foes in Indiana and Purdue. Tuesday will represent the Crusaders’ first trip to Bart Kaufman Field since the 2013 NCAA Regionals. Valpo will get its first glimpse of Alexander Field Wednesday evening as the Boilermakers play host in a 5:30 pm ET/4:30 pm CT affair.


Softball

Crusaders Finish Out Rebel Spring Games With Split


The Valparaiso softball team split for the third straight day Sunday to close out its time in the Rebel Spring Games in Kissimmee, Fla., falling to South Dakota 9-1 before taking down Saint Peter’s by a 10-5 final. The games were the last on Valpo’s spring break trip, and the Crusaders now return home this week. The original home opener for Wednesday against Eastern Illinois has been canceled, meaning that Valpo will open the home slate and Horizon League play simultaneously Friday afternoon versus Green Bay.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders, Terrapins to Face Off at 3:45 p.m. CT on Friday


Valparaiso will tip off in the 2015 NCAA Tournament in its Second Round game against Maryland at approximately 4:45 p.m. ET/3:45 p.m. CT from Columbus, Ohio on Friday afternoon. The game between the 13th-seeded Crusaders and fourth-seeded Terrapins will be broadcast live in its entirety on TNT, with Ian Eagle and Doug Gottlieb on the call. The Valpo ticket office will be open at 10 a.m. on Monday, while more details about bus trips through the Alumni Office will be available on Monday as well.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Heading to Columbus, Play Maryland to Open 2015 NCAA Tournament


The Valparaiso men’s basketball team received a no. 13 seed for the 2015 NCAA Tournament and will open tournament play with a second-round game against no. 4 seed Maryland on Friday, March 20. Valpo will take on the Terrapins in Columbus, Ohio, with game time to be determined later this evening.


Baseball

Crusaders Dominate in Series Finale at UIC


Nate Palace reached base in all seven of his plate appearances, Daniel Delaney delivered his third home run of the season, and Mario Losi fired seven shutout innings in a 15-1 Crusader victory Sunday at Curtis Granderson Stadium in Chicago.


Baseball

9th-Inning Rally Falls Short in 3-2 Loss to UIC


Despite being stuck in neutral for the first eight innings, Valparaiso brought the tying run into scoring position in the ninth. However, Flame reliever Ryan Hinchley preserved a 3-2 win for Jake Dahlberg and UIC Saturday at Curtis Granderson Stadium in Chicago.


Softball

Crusaders Pick Up Another Win Saturday


It was another day of split decisions for the Valparaiso softball team Saturday at the Rebel Spring Games in Kissimmee, Fla. Valpo would drop the opener to Albany in eight innings, 6-5, suffering its fifth one-run loss of the season. But the Crusaders rebounded with a 4-2 win over Niagara in the nightcap.


Men's Track & Field

Getz Wins in Outdoor Opener at USF Invitational


Jeremy Getz captured the javelin throw at the USF Invitational on Friday in the first outdoor meet of the season for the Crusaders in Tampa, Fla.


Women's Track & Field

Crusaders Begin Outdoor Season in Florida


Jazmin Taylor placed second in the high jump and Hannah Reynard set the fourth fastest time in school history in the 400 meter hurdles on Friday at the Crusaders outdoor season opener in Tampa.


Men's Basketball

Selection Show Party to Be Held Sunday Night; NCAA Tournament Page Unveiled


The Valparaiso University Alumni Association invites fans to join the Crusaders on Selection Sunday as they find out their opponent and destination for the 2015 NCAA Tournament. The viewing party will be held in the Ballrooms of the Harre Union on campus beginning at 4:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon. In addition, the Valpo Athletics website has launched an NCAA Tournament Central page at ValpoAthletics.com/NCAA, which will feature daily updates during the Crusaders’ journey through the tournament.


Softball

Crusaders Split Pair at Rebel Spring Games


The Valparaiso softball team, playing in its final spring break event of the year, snapped a seven-game losing streak in their second game of the day at the Rebel Spring Games, beating Albany, 9-2. The Crusaders fell to Bucknell in their first game of the day, 6-2. Jorgi Calombaris went 3-for-6 with three runs scored on the day.


Baseball

Flames Hang Six in Fifth; Defeat Crusaders in Opener


Daniel Delaney (Thousand Oaks, Calif./Thousand Oaks [Fresno State]) cracked his second home run of the season, but UIC plated six runs in its half of the fifth en route to an 8-2 win over the Crusaders at Curtis Granderson Stadium in Chicago.


Men's Golf

Webb Named League Golfer of the Week


Sophomore Peter Webb earns his third career Horizon League Golfer of the Week award after a two-under-par 54-hole score of 211 last week to lead the Crusaders at the Bash at the Beach Collegiate Invitational.


Men's Track & Field

Smutz, Sosnowski Throw Personal Bests at USF Invitational


Jacob Smutz threw the second farthest hammer throw in school history on Thursday as he won the event, while Chris Sosnowski finished fifth in the hammer.


Women's Golf

Gill’s Top-Five Finish Leads Crusaders


Sibil Gill finished in a tie for fourth place with a season best 36-hole performance on Thursday to lead the Crusaders at the Bulldog Florida Invitational in Jacksonville.


Baseball

Crusaders Open HL Play This Weekend in Chicago


Horizon League play commences this weekend as Valparaiso travels to Curtis Granderson Stadium in Chicago for a three-game series versus the Flames. UIC enters this weekend with the hopes of snapping an early-season cool streak. The Flames’ last win came on Valentine’s Day in Itta Bena, Mississippi. Meanwhile, the Crusaders aim to move closer to the .500 mark behind an offense that has supplied plenty of potency through 11 games.


Women's Golf

Valpo Continues Spring Break Trip at Bulldog Florida Invitational

Sibil Gill and Angie Kim carded matching 82's on Wednesday en route to 12th place finishes in round one at the Bulldog Florida Invitational. The Crusaders finished the day in fourth place.


Men's Tennis

Crusader Trio Notch 20th Wins Following Doubleheader Sweep


Garrett Gardner, Jeffrey Schorsch, and Michael Savaglio all recorded their 20th victories in singles play Wednesday in Orlando, Florida. Valpo defeated Lehigh 4-3 in the morning followed by a 7-0 shutout of the College of Wooster.


Men's Tennis, Softball, Athletics

Dunn, Calombaris Named Athletes of the Month


Valparaiso sophomore men's tennis player Kyle Dunn (Fond du Lac, Wis./Fond du Lac) and sophomore softball player Jorgi Calombaris (Frankfort, Ill./Lincoln-Way East) have been named the athletic department’s Student-Athletes of the Month for February.


Men's Basketball

The Crusaders Are Going Dancing Again!


Faced with adversity, trailing by 10 late in the first half and without one of their starting guards, the Crusaders did what they have done all season long – stepped up to the challenge. Valpo scored the final two baskets of the first half and then dominated the second half, outscoring Green Bay 35-19 to earn a 54-44 victory and claim the 2015 Horizon League Championship – Valpo’s second league title in three years. With the win, the Crusaders return to the NCAA Tournament for the ninth time in the Division I era.


Women's Golf

Top-ten finishes by Gill, Kim, lead Crusaders


A pair of top-ten finishes from Sibil Gill and Angie Kim led the Crusaders to a fifth place finish at the Benbow Invitational played at Jacksonville Beach Golf Club in Jacksonville, Fla.


Men's Golf

Valpo Concludes Bash at the Beach


The Valpo men's golf team concluded their first tournament of the spring on Tuesday in Myrtle Beach, S.C. at the Bash at the Beach. The Crusaders finished in 11th place and were paced by Peter Webb's 211, two under par.


Men's Tennis

Crusaders Split Doubleheader with Miami, Wheaton


The Valparaiso men's tennis team earned a split in its doubleheader Tuesday, defeating Wheaton College 6-1, but falling 6-1 to the University of Miami. Jeffrey Schorsch recorded wins in both his singles and doubles matches. With the victories, the sophomore is now 19-6 in singles play and 21-4 in doubles action.


Men's Tennis

Schorsch Named Horizon League Co-Player of the Week


Sophomore went 3-0 in both singles and doubles play as Crusaders went undefeated with wins over Coe College, St. Thomas Aquinas College, and Quinnipiac. Schorsch is now 18-6 in singles play, 20-4 in doubles.


Baseball

Baseball Game vs. James Madison Cancelled


The final game of Valparaiso's spring trip has been cancelled due to rain. The Crusaders, who were scheduled to play James Madison today, will return to the diamond on Friday afternoon to open Horizon League play versus UIC in Chicago.


Women's Basketball

Strong Second Half Boosts Milwaukee Past Valpo


Trailing by three points at halftime, Milwaukee outscored the Crusaders 38-22 over the final twenty minutes in a 77-64 contest at the Klotsche Center in Milwaukee. Junior Lexi Miller was 5-for-6 from beyond the arc, guiding Valpo's offensive effort to the tune of 18 points.


Men's Basketball

Valpo To Square Off With Green Bay For Title Tuesday Night


40 minutes away from a second Horizon League Championship in three years and a berth in the NCAA Tournament, all that stands in Valparaiso’s way is the second-seeded Green Bay Phoenix. The Crusaders and Phoenix will tip off at 6 p.m. on Tuesday evening at the ARC, live on ESPN.


Women's Golf

Crusaders Open Spring Season at Benbow Invitational


The Valpo women's golf team opened their spring slate on Monday at the Benbow Invitational in Jacksonville, Fla. The team finished the day in sixth place and Sibil Gill led the way with an 82.


Men's Golf

Crusader Men’s Golf Returns to Links Monday in Myrtle Beach


The Valparaiso men’s golf team hit the links for the first time since October when it teed off today at the Bash at the Beach tournament, located at the Surf Club in Myrtle Beach, S.C.


Men's Tennis

Men's Tennis Quiets Quinnipiac, 6-1


The Valparaiso men's tennis team continued its winning ways in Orlando, Florida on Monday. The Crusaders dispatched Quinnipiac, 6-1, at Lake Cane Courts.


Softball

Valpo Finishes Out Colorado State Classic Monday


The Valparaiso softball team closed action at the Colorado State Classic in Fort Collins, Colo. on Monday afternoon. Valpo dropped the resumption of Sunday’s suspended game to the host Rams, 5-4 in nine innings, and then fell to Colorado State 8-3 in the tournament finale.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Basketball Preview


Valparaiso men's basketball coach Bryce Drew joins Todd Ickow to look back at Saturday's Horizon League Championship semifinal win over Cleveland State and look ahead to Tuesday's title game against Green Bay.


Men's Basketball

Tickets Available Now For Title Game


Tickets are available now for Tuesday night's Horizon League Championship title game between Valparaiso and Green Bay, set for a 6 p.m. tip at the ARC. Fans can buy tickets by visiting http://www.valpoathletics.com/tickets/, calling 1-877-MY-VU-TIX or visiting the ticket office (located in the main lobby of the ARC), which will be open Sunday noon-4 p.m., Monday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Tuesday 10 a.m. through game time.


Women's Basketball

Crusader Freshmen Honored as Horizon League Announces Postseason Awards


The Horizon League announced its postseason awards Monday afternoon, and a pair of Crusader freshmen cleaned up. Dani Franklin was named Freshman of the Year and Sixth Person of the Year in addition to a spot on the All-Freshmen Team. Classmate Jasmyn Walker joined Franklin on the All-Freshmen Team.


Baseball

Palace Earns Horizon League Batter of the Week Honors


Sophomore Nate Palace was named the Horizon League Batter of the Week, as announced by the league office Monday. The first baseman cranked four home runs, drove in 17 runs, and scored 11 times in five games.


Baseball

Spartans Mount Big Comeback to Overcome Crusaders


Nate Palace ripped his third home run in two games Sunday afternoon at Harley Park in Spartanburg, S.C., but USC Upstate came back from an 11-3 deficit to claim the series with a 17-13 victory over Valparaiso.


Women's Basketball

Crusaders Open Horizon League Championship Play Monday Night


The opening round of the 2015 Horizon League Championship gets underway Monday evening at the Klotsche Center. Valparaiso will make its third trip to the state of Wisconsin as the Panthers await the Crusaders in what will be the teams’ fifth meeting in the last 53 weeks. The 7:00 pm CT affair will feature three of the best freshmen the Horizon League have to offer: UWM’s Jenny Lindner and Valpo’s Dani Franklin and Jasmyn Walker.


Women's Bowling

Crusaders Close Action at Vanderbilt Sunday


The #17 Valparaiso bowling team closed out the Columbia 300 Music City Classic in Smyrna, Tenn. on Sunday with a pair of wins, finishing the day in 12th place out of the 23 competing teams.


Softball

Crusaders-Rams Suspended In Extra Inning Sunday


The Valparaiso softball team continued play at the Colorado State Classic in Fort Collins, Colo. on Sunday. Facing the host Rams in the nightcap, the Crusaders battled CSU to a 2-2 tie through eight innings before the game was suspended due to darkness. The game will be resumed on Monday before Valpo’s tournament finale against the Rams. In Sunday’s opener, the Crusaders fell 13-1 to Omaha.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Win Program-Record 27th Game, Advance to HL Title Game


The Valparaiso men’s basketball team moved one step closer to its second Horizon League Championship trophy in three years on Saturday night at the ARC, ending the game on a 7-2 run and earning a 60-55 victory over fourth-seeded Cleveland State to advance to the league tournament championship game. Valpo will take on second-seeded Green Bay Tuesday night at 6 p.m. CT at the ARC for the right to represent the Horizon League in the 2015 NCAA Tournament. The Crusaders set a new program record as well on Saturday, winning their 27th game of the season.


Baseball

Power Surge Ignites Valpo to 17-5 Win over USC Upstate


Sophomore Nate Palace enjoyed a career day at the plate, launching a pair of home runs as part of a seven-RBI game in the Crusaders' 17-5 victory over the USC Upstate Spartans. Nolan Lodden drove in three runs, scored four times, and walked twice as the junior is the owner of a .476/.577/.810 slash line since moving to the second spot of the batting order a week ago.


Softball

Crusaders Drop Pair at Colorado State


The Valparaiso softball team finally got action underway at the Colorado State Classic in Fort Collins, Colo. on Saturday, but the results wouldn’t fall the Crusaders’ way, as Valpo dropped run-rule decisions to Omaha (11-2) and Drake (8-0).


Women's Bowling

Valpo Picks Up Four Wins Saturday at Vanderbilt


The #17 Valparaiso bowling team posted a 4-1 record on its second day of action Saturday at the Columbia 300 Music City Classic, hosted by Vanderbilt in Smyrna, Tenn.


Men's Tennis

Crusaders Collect Pair of Wins in Orlando


The Valparaiso men's tennis team downed Coe College, 5-2, on Saturday morning at the Lake Cane Courts in Orlando, Florida, before shutting out St. Thomas Aquinas (NY), 7-0, to open its spring trip with a pair of victories.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Women Fall to YSU Saturday; Will Face Milwaukee Monday


Freshman Jasmyn Walker vaulted her way into the Valpo record books, but Heidi Schlegel and the Youngstown State Penguins prevailed Saturday afternoon at the Beeghly Center, 80-57. By virtue of Wright State's victory over the Panthers on Saturday, the Crusaders will travel to Milwaukee on Monday evening for the first round game of the 2015 Horizon League Championship.


Men's Basketball

Valpo to Face Cleveland State Saturday Night


The Valparaiso men's basketball team will face fourth-seeded Cleveland State in the second semifinal of the 2015 Horizon League Championship Saturday night at the ARC. The game will tip at 8:30 p.m. and be broadcast live on ESPNU.


Baseball

Late Comeback Bid Falls Short in Spartanburg


Valparaiso rattled off five runs between the seventh and the eighth innings to trim USC Upstate's lead to 8-7, but the tying run was stranded 90 feet away in the Crusaders' third one-run loss. Outfielder Josh Clark went deep for the first time in his Crusader career.


Women's Bowling

Crusaders Open Action From Vandy Friday


The #17 Valparaiso bowling team opened play at the Columbia 300 Music City Classic in Smyrna, Tenn. on Friday, hosted by Vanderbilt. The Crusaders went 0-5 on the first day of play, facing opponents all ranked among the nation’s top-13 teams.


Women's Basketball

Crusaders Conclude Regular Season Saturday at Youngstown


The Crusaders round out the regular season Saturday afternoon in Youngstown, Ohio in a 1:05 pm CT jump ball. Valpo’s destination for the Horizon League Tournament play-in game Monday night has yet to be determined, but the Brown and Gold can do their part to surpass last season’s win total with a victory against the Penguins. Freshman Jasmyn Walker needs just three boards to crack Valpo's top-10 for total rebounds in a season.


Softball

Crusaders’ Game Friday Afternoon Canceled


The Valparaiso softball team will have to wait until Saturday to play its first game at the Colorado State Classic, as its scheduled game Friday against Drake was canceled with snow still on the outfield grass. The Crusaders are still scheduled to play their two games Saturday and Sunday.


Men's Soccer

Taublieb Signs with Sacramento Republic FC


Valpo midfielder Zev Taublieb signed his first professional contract, a one-season deal with Sacramento Republic FC of the United Soccer League on Thursday.


Baseball

Baseball Opens Series at USC Upstate Friday


After spending the first half of its spring trip in North Carolina, Valpo heads down to the Palmetto State to engage South Carolina Upstate in a three-game series beginning Friday at Harley Park. The Spartans enter this weekend riding a four-game winning streak that moved them to the .500 mark overall. Meanwhile, Valpo’s offense seems to have found its stride, having amassed 33 runs in their last three contests.


Women's Basketball

Freshmen Shine, but Crusaders Fade in Oakland


The Valparaiso women's basketball team saw a two-point halftime lead evaporate in a 70-55 loss to Oakland at the Athletics Center O'Rena Thursday night in Rochester, Michigan. Freshman Jasmyn Walker squeezed a career-high 15 rebounds and classmate Dani Franklin regained her early-February form, posting 22 points on 8-of-13 shooting.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Take the ARC Floor Saturday Evening in HL Semifinal


With one goal down, the Valparaiso men’s basketball team takes flight towards its second goal - winning the Horizon League Championship and earning the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament - on Saturday evening, when the Crusaders will face either Cleveland State or Detroit in the league tournament semifinals. The game will tip at 8:30 p.m. from the ARC, and will be televised live on ESPNU.


Baseball

Offense Enjoys Banner Day in 18-5 Victory


Endowed with a 4-3 lead when play resumed, Valpo exploded for 18 runs, its highest output since April 2nd, 2010. Nate Palace accumulated six runs scored, and Dustin Beasley racked up seven runs batted in. Meanwhile, the Crusader bullpen kept a loaded Catamount offense at bay.


Men's Basketball

Promotions Abound at Horizon League Men's Basketball Championship


Fans, be on the lookout for a number of promotions at this weekend's Horizon League Championship games at the ARC, highlighted by a chance to take pictures with the Horizon League Championship and NCAA National Championship trophies!


Women's Basketball

Crusader Women Visit Oakland Thursday Night


The Crusaders’ first stop on their final road trip of the 2014-15 regular season takes them to Rochester, Michigan to face the Oakland Golden Grizzlies on Thursday evening. Oakland, who will be celebrating its Senior Day at the Athletics Center O’Rena, can help its chances of avoiding the play-in game of the 2015 Horizon League Tournament with a win.


Men's Basketball

Run at the Top: The Crusaders' Success Under Bryce Drew


Less than four years ago, Bryce Drew stood at his introductory press conference and jokingly thanked his dad, Homer, for leaving at least one more thing to accomplish - winning a Horizon League championship. Now, Drew sits at the helm of the Crusader program, having led Valpo to three regular season titles in the last four years. This is a look back at how it's happened.


Baseball

Rain Forces Completion of Valpo, Western Carolina Game to Wednesday


Valpo was leading Western Carolina 4-3 in the top of the third inning when rain moved into the Cullowhee, North Carolina area. The two teams will resume play Wednesday afternoon at 4 pm ET/3 pm CT.


Women's Tennis

Women's Tennis Drops Doubleheader in the Desert


Due to inclement weather on Monday, the Valparaiso women's tennis team played a doubleheader Tuesday in Phoenix. The Crusaders fell to Grand Canyon in the morning, and Arizona Christian in the evening. Sophomore Paige Heuer scored a singles and doubles victory for the Brown and Gold versus the Firestorm.


Men's Basketball

Pregame Reception In Hilltop Gym to Precede Saturday's Game


Join your fellow Crusader fans at a pregame reception in Hilltop Gym prior to Saturday night's semifinal game in the Horizon League Championship!


Men's Basketball

Valpo Basketball Preview


Head coach Bryce Drew joins Todd Ickow to look back at last Friday's regular season title-clinching victory, talk about the team's postseason awards and look forward to the Horizon League Championship.


Baseball

Crusaders Capitalize in 8-7 Win over Catamounts


Five Western Carolina miscues parlayed into four unearned runs for the Brown and Gold in their 8-7 victory over the Catamounts at Hennon Stadium in Cullowhee, North Carolina on Monday night. Ellis Foreman came on in relief in the fourth inning of a game that appeared destined for double-digit run totals and delivered 5 1/3 innings of one-run ball. Bryce Yoder notched his first save of the season in a stomach-turning ninth.


Men's Basketball

Five Crusaders Honored by Horizon League


Bryce Drew named Coach of the Year, Vashil Fernandez named Defensive Player of the Year, Jubril Adekoya named Sixth Man of the Year as the Horizon League announced its postseason awards Monday. In addition, Alec Peters was a First Team All-League choice and Tevonn Walker made the All-Freshman Team.


Men's Soccer

Campbell, Howell called up to Jamaican U-23 National Team

Valparaiso sophomore goalkeeper Nico Campbell and freshman midfielder Ramone Howell have been called in by the Jamaican Football Federation for an U23 National Team camp this week leading into an international exhibition match on March 8 against the Cayman Islands in Montego Bay, Jamaica.


Men's Basketball

Tickets Available Now for 2015 Horizon League Championship


Tickets are available today for the 2015 Horizon League Championship at the Athletics-Recreation Center! All-tournament passes are on sale now, while single-day tickets will go on sale on Tuesday morning, March 3. Free student tickets are available now as well at the Valpo ticket office.


Men's Track & Field

Owen Sets School Record on Final Day of HL Indoor Championship

Elijah Owen set the school record in the heptathlon as Valpo finished the Horizon League Indoor Track and Field Championship in fourth place with 59 points.


Women's Track & Field

Valpo Finishes Indoor Season at HL Track Championship


The Valpo women's track and field team concluded their indoor season at the Horizon League Indoor Championship on Sunday, finishing in a tie for sixth place with 34 points.


Baseball

Lodden's Grand Slam Not Enough in 8-7 Loss to Gardner-Webb


Nolan Lodden smacked an opposite-field grand slam as part of a six-run Crusader fourth inning Saturday, but Gardner-Webb's Kevin Hodge delivered the game-winner on an RBI single in the eighth inning of the Runnin' Bulldogs' 8-7 win over Valparaiso at John H. Moss Stadium in Boiling Springs, North Carolina.


Women's Bowling

Valpo Closes Out Central Missouri Invitational


The #17 Valparaiso bowling team finished out the Central Missouri Invitational in N. Kansas City, Mo. on Sunday, dropping three matches. Senior Torrie Decker earned All-Tournament Team honors.


Men's Track & Field

Crusaders Start Hot at Horizon League Indoor Championship

Justin Zosso repeated as the indoor pole vault champion and Brandon Riley set the school record in the 400 meter prelims as the Valpo men's track team finished day one of the Horizon League Indoor Championship in first place.


Women's Track & Field

Peters Sets School Record, Wins Pole Vault Title at HL Championships


Sarah Peters bested her school record in the pole vault to win the Horizon League title and lead Valpo on the first day of the Horizon League Indoor Championship.


Women's Bowling

Valpo Continues Central Missouri Invitational Saturday


The #17 Valparaiso bowling team posted one of its highest scoring days of the season on Saturday as it continued play at the Central Missouri Invitational from N. Kansas City, Mo., including a win over host #4 Central Missouri.


Men's Swimming, Women's Swimming

Swimming Concludes Season at Horizon League Championship


The Valpo swimming teams concluded the Horizon League Championship on Saturday. 14 new school records were set over the four days.


Baseball

Bulldog Pitching Befuddles Crusaders Again Saturday


Gardner-Webb managed to keep the Brown and Gold off the scoreboard until junior Dustin Beasley's ninth inning solo jack thwarted the Runnin' Bulldogs shutout attempt in a 5-1 loss at John H. Moss Stadium in Boiling Springs, North Carolina. Valpo's bullpen didn't allow an earned run in three innings of work, but the offense went 0-for-13 at the dish with runners on base.


Women's Basketball

Titans Spoil Senior Day with 76-57 Victory over Valpo


Senior Sharon Karungi and freshman Jasmyn Walker both posted double-doubles, but Detroit shot 50% from the field to score a 78-57 victory over Valpo on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Men's Tennis

Men's Tennis Falls to 3rd-Ranked Fighting Illini


The Valparaiso men's tennis team had its five-match winning streak snapped at the hands of third-ranked University of Illinois Saturday morning at the Eck Tennis Pavilion in South Bend, Indiana.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Claim Outright Title With Win at Cleveland State


Three outright Horizon League regular season championships in four years. The Valparaiso men’s basketball team made sure they would share the title banner with no other team on Friday night, winning at Cleveland State 56-53 to finish atop the league with a 13-3 record. Alec Peters' four-point play with 1:11 to play all but capped the win as he finished with 15 points, as the Crusaders secured hosting duties for the 2015 Horizon League Championship.


Women's Bowling

Crusaders Open Action From Central Missouri


Fifth-year senior Torrie Decker posted a team-best 217.8 average on Friday to lead #17 Valparaiso as the Crusaders opened the Central Missouri Invitational in N. Kansas City, Mo.


Men's Swimming, Women's Swimming

Gomez Barrientos Sets Three Records at HL Championships


Freshman Dani Gomez Barrientos set school records in the 100 yard butterfly and 200 yard freestyle and was on the 200 yard freestyle relay that broke the program record to lead Valpo on the third day of the Horizon League Championships.


Baseball

Lundeen Ks Career-High 10, but Crusaders Fall 5-1


Junior Dalton Lundeen retired 15 Runnin' Bulldogs in a row at one point during his career-high 10-strikeout performance Friday, but three errors came back to bite the Crusaders in a 5-1 loss at John H. Moss Stadium in Boiling Springs, North Carolina.


Women's Basketball

Pair of Promotions on Tap for Women's Home Finale


The sun sets on another home slate for the Valparaiso women’s basketball team this Saturday afternoon when Detroit makes its annual trip to the ARC. The Crusaders will honor their three seniors (Jessica Carr, Sharon Karungi, Jessica Dill) prior to the 1:35 pm tipoff. Saturday will also serve as the team’s annual Father-Daughter Game. Each daughter in attendance with her father will receive a t-shirt and team-autographed poster.


Women's Tennis

Milanes Registers 5th Win; Crusaders Fall 6-1 to Wayne State


Freshman Cary Milanes was victorious twice Friday, but the Valparaiso women's tennis team dropped a 6-1 decision to the undefeated Wayne State Warriors at The Courts of NWI.


Men's Track & Field

Crusaders Gear Up for Horizon League Indoor Championships


The Valparaiso men’s track and field team looks to heat up the track this weekend at the Horizon League Indoor Track and Field Championships at Youngstown State.


Women's Track & Field

Valpo Heads to Youngstown for Horizon League Championships


The Valparaiso women’s track and field team looks to finish their indoor season on a high note at the Horizon League Indoor Track and Field Championships this weekend at Youngstown State.


Men's Swimming, Women's Swimming

Crusaders Rewrite Record Books Again at HL Championships


Senior Flavia Segatto bettered her school record in the women's 500 yard freestyle and the women's 400 yard medley relay team also set the school record at the Horizon League Championships on Thursday.


Baseball

Baseball Embarks on Spring Trip Beginning at Gardner-Webb


After inclement weather wiped out all three scheduled games last weekend in Nashville, Valpo hits the road for its Spring trip with the hopes of playing nine games in the span of twelve days. Early forecast models hint that the Crusaders may be in for more of the same as the Carolinas have received uncharacteristic winter precipitation already this week.


Men's Basketball

Title, Hosting Rights on the Line Friday at Cleveland State


The regular season all comes down to one game for the Valparaiso men’s basketball team, as the Crusaders head into Cleveland State Friday night needing a win to secure the outright league regular season title and hosting duties for the 2015 Horizon League Championship.


Women's Basketball

Vikings Prevail 77-70 over Crusader Women


Five Crusaders finished in double figures Wednesday night, but seniors Imani Gordon and Cori Coleman boosted Cleveland State to a 77-70 victory over Valpo at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Fall on Road at Detroit


The Valparaiso men’s basketball team saw its first chance to claim the outright Horizon League regular season title slip by the wayside Wednesday evening in Detroit, Mich., as the Titans’ Juwan Howard Jr. hit three free throws with 1.3 seconds to play to send the Crusaders to a 63-60 defeat.


Men's Swimming, Women's Swimming

Crusaders Break Three Records on First Day of HL Championships


The Valpo swimming teams set three records on Wednesday on day one of the Horizon League Championships. Dani Gomez Barrientos set the mark in the 1000 yard freestyle, while the men's 200 yard freestyle relay and 200 yard medley relay also set the top times.


Men's Track & Field, Women's Track & Field

Valpo Coaches Show: Ryan Moore


Valpo track and field head coach Ryan Moore joined the Valpo Coaches Show to recap the Crusaders indoor season and preview this weekend's Horizon League Championships.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Looks For Outright Title Wednesday at Detroit


Having already secured at least a share of the Horizon League regular season title, the Valparaiso men’s basketball team heads off for a Wednesday night matchup against Detroit looking to clinch the outright championship and hosting duties for the 2015 Horizon League Championship.


Women's Basketball

Homestand Continues for Crusaders Wednesday Night


Freshman Dani Franklin is expected to return for the Brown and Gold Wednesday night as Valparaiso welcomes Cleveland State to the Athletics-Recreation Center for the penultimate home game of the 2014-15 season. The Crusaders are looking to earn a split in the regular season series versus the Vikings, who emerged with a 69-62 victory over Valpo back on January 8th.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Basketball Preview


Heading into the final week of the regular season with a chance to clinch the outright Horizon League title, men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew joins Todd Ickow on this week's edition of Valpo Basketball Preview.


Men's Swimming, Women's Swimming

Crusaders Take Their Marks for the HL Championships


The Valpo swimming teams head to Milwaukee for the Horizon League Swimming and Diving Championships starting on Wednesday.


Softball

Crusaders Pick Up Six Games in Florida


When one door closes, another one opens, and that’s what has happened for the Valparaiso softball team. Following the cancelation of the Crusaders’ scheduled tournament this coming weekend, head coach Kate Stake added a trip to Kissimmee, Fla. and the Rebel Spring Games to Valpo’s spring break slate.


Softball

Calombaris Claims Player of the Week Award


After posting three multi-hit games in four contests last week, including her first career four-hit game, Valparaiso sophomore Jorgi Calombaris has been named the Horizon League Player of the Week.


Softball

Crusaders’ Weekend Tournament Canceled


The Valparaiso softball team’s scheduled games this weekend at Arkansas’ Wooo Pig Classic from Fayetteville, Ark. have been canceled, as the tournament has been called off due to anticipated inclement weather. The tournament will not be rescheduled.


Men's Golf

Men's Golf Announces Spring Schedule


Coming off a historic fall campaign, Coach David Gring revealed the 2015 Spring schedule for the Crusader men’s golf team, a docket that will see them play in five tournaments over the course of eight weeks.


Baseball

Baseball Series vs. Belmont Cancelled


Cold weather and ice have created potentially hazardous conditions at E.S. Rose Park in Nashville. As a result, Valpo and Belmont's Sunday doubleheader has been cancelled.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Close Out Perfect Home League Slate Saturday


The Valparaiso men’s basketball team moved one step closer towards a Horizon League regular season title on Saturday evening in front of a packed house on Senior Night at the ARC, out-dueling Wright State in a hard-fought contest, 55-48. With the win, the Crusaders are now 25-4 overall and own a 12-2 mark in league play, one game up on Cleveland State with two games left to play.


Men's Track & Field

Crusaders Conclude Regular Season at Blue and Orange Open


The Valpo men's track and field team geared up for the Horizon League Indoor Championships with their final tune-up at the Blue and Orange Open on Saturday.


Women's Track & Field

Valpo Concludes Regular Season at Blue and Orange Open


The Crusader women's track and field team finished their indoor regular season at the Orange and Blue Open at the University of Illinois on Saturday.


Women's Basketball

Penguins, Schlegel Hold on Loosely in Win over Valpo Women


Four Crusaders made their way into double figures, but Penguin forward Heidi Schlegel recorded 38 points for the second straight game Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Jasmyn Walker tallied her third consecutive double-double as the freshman finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds.


Women's Tennis

Women's Tennis Drops Saturday Contest at NIU


The Valparaiso women's tennis team fell 7-0 to Northern Illinois on Saturday afternoon at the Boylan Tennis Center in Rockford.


Softball

Valpo Splits Pair of Games Saturday


Jenna Stauffenberg tallied four hits Saturday as the Crusader softball team split its final two games from the Samford Invitational. Valpo defeated Alabama State, 8-2, as it scored eight unanswered runs, but fell in the finale against Samford, 12-1.


Baseball

Crusaders Invade Music City this Weekend


Uncanny weather in the lower Midwest caused the cancellation of the Mule Mix Classic. Instead of a round-robin versus Middle Tennessee State, Lipscomb, and Belmont, the Crusaders will face the Bruins three times this weekend in Nashville. Audio and live stats will be available for all three scheduled games. Follow @ValpoBaseball1 for the latest information regarding game times.


Softball

Crusaders Fall Twice on Opening Day at Samford


Leadoff hitter Jorgi Calombaris enjoyed a 7-for-8 day at the plate on Friday, but it would not be enough to lead Valparaiso to a win, as the Crusaders fell in their opener to Houston Baptist, 13-8, and then gave up two runs in the bottom of the seventh in a 6-5 loss to host Samford. Tarah McShane connected on a pair of home runs in the opener as well.


Men's Tennis

Men's Tennis Extends Win Streak to Five Following Friday Sweep


The Valparaiso men's tennis team is now the owner of an 8-0 home record after a pair of shutouts over Olivet Nazarene and Chicago State at The Courts of NWI on Friday. Kyle Dunn and Jeffrey Schorsch both went 2-0 in singles and 1-0 in doubles, while Lucas Waak put up a 2-0 record in doubles action and collected a victory in his lone singles match.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Women Return Home for "Pink" Game vs. Penguins


Cancer survivors will be honored prior to tipoff of the Valpo women's 1:35 pm tilt versus Youngstown State on Saturday. The Crusaders can move to within one game of Milwaukee with a win over a Penguins' squad who opened this season with a 10-game winning streak.


Men's Basketball

Crusader Men Host Wright State on Senior Night Saturday


The Valparaiso men’s basketball team concludes the regular season home slate Saturday evening as it looks to remain atop the Horizon League standings, hosting Wright State on Senior Night. Crusader seniors David Chadwick and Vashil Fernandez will be honored prior to the game, while Valpo drawstring backpacks will be given out to the first 1,000 fans through the doors.


Women's Basketball

Crusaders Go Cold in Green Bay


A 12-minute field goal drought by the Brown and Gold allowed Green Bay to run away with an 87-45 victory Thursday night at the Kress Events Center. Freshman Jasmyn Walker posted her fifth double-double of the season with 13 points and 11 rebounds.


Softball

Softball Resumes Spring Slate at Samford


After a weekend away from competition, the Valparaiso softball team gets the spring slate started in earnest this weekend with four games at the Samford Invitational in Birmingham, Ala. This is the first of three consecutive weekends with tournament action for the Crusaders. With inclement weather in the forecast, the schedule has been adjusted and Valpo will play two games apiece on Friday and Saturday.


Women's Basketball

First-Place Phoenix Await Crusaders Thursday Night


Valparaiso travels to Green Bay to square off against the first-place Phoenix Thursday night before returning home for a three-game homestand. Reigning Horizon League Freshman of the Week Jasmyn Walker (9.4 PPG, 7.4 RPG) leads the Crusaders into the Kress Events Center where Valpo seeks its first win since March 1st, 1991.


Men's Soccer

Men’s Soccer Announces 2015 Recruiting Class


Valpo men's soccer head coach Mike Avery announced the addition of six players to the program on Wednesday. The 2015 class features two recruits Northwest Indiana, two additions from the Chicago area and two players with international experience.


Men's Swimming, Women's Swimming

Valpo Coaches Show: Howard Hunte

Valpo swimming head coach Howard Hunte joins the Valpo Coaches Show to recap the season and preview the Horizon League Championships.


Baseball

Baseball's Weekend Series Altered


A forecast calling for inclement weather in Nashville has forced the cancellation of a round-robin style tournament involving Valparaiso baseball. Valpo will instead face Belmont only this weekend. The two teams are scheduled to play a doubleheader on Saturday (time TBA), and a single game on Sunday (time TBA).


Women's Tennis

Hebble Named Horizon League Player of the Week


Hebble won both her matches at No. 2 handily last week, including a 6-2, 6-2 triumph in the Crusaders' 4-3 victory over Nebraska-Omaha on Saturday.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Basketball Preview


The voice of the Crusaders, Todd Ickow, is joined by Valpo men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew as the two look back at a pair of tight victories last weekend against Green Bay and Milwaukee, and look ahead to a Senior Night showdown with Wright State Saturday evening.


Men's Basketball

Pair of Crusaders Earn Weekly Accolades


Following a 2-0 weekend that put Valparaiso atop the Horizon League standings, a pair of Crusaders have earned weekly honors. Freshman Tevonn Walker was named Freshman of the Week by the Horizon League – his second honor from the league office this season – and earned Lou Henson Award national Player of the Week accolades, while junior Darien Walker was tabbed the league’s Player of the Week by College Sports Madness.


Women's Basketball

Walker Collects Third HL Freshman of the Week Honor


Jasmyn Walker was rewarded for her outstanding performance versus Milwaukee last Thursday with her third Horizon League Freshman of the Week award. Walker's 18 points and 13 rebounds rallied the Crusaders to a 69-56 victory over the visiting Panthers.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Down Milwaukee Sunday For Key Road Win


Valparaiso shrugged off the fact it faced its first halftime deficit in six weeks Sunday afternoon at Milwaukee, shooting 65.2% in the second half to rally from the five-point margin at the break and down the Panthers 62-55. The win was the sixth straight for the Crusaders, who improved to 24-4 overall and maintained first place in the Horizon League standings at 11-2.


Baseball

Crusaders Can't Cash In Sunday versus San Diego State


Valparaiso left 12 runners on base in a 3-0 loss to San Diego State at Tony Gwynn Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Daniel Delaney enjoyed his third straight multi-hit game. The first baseman went 2-for-4 with a double, capping off a 6-for-11 (.545) weekend.


Men's Tennis

Crusaders Earn Sunday Sweep over SIUC, Grace College


Valparaiso picked up two more wins on the 2014-15 season Sunday, defeating SIU-Carbondale and Grace College at the Courts of NWI.


Baseball

Aztecs Clinch Series in 22-12 Slugfest


All nine starters recorded at least one hit for the Crusaders including Dustin Beasley and Daniel Delaney, who both homered in Saturday's game. Valpo banged out 12 runs on 16 hits, but San Diego State scored four runs in three different frames and threw up a seven-spot in the eighth inning of a 22-12 slugfest at Tony Gwynn Stadium in San Diego, California.


Men's Track & Field

Crusaders Finish Day Two Strong at Fred Wilt Invitational


The Valparaiso men's track and field team finished up action at the Fred Wilt Invitational at Purdue on Saturday.


Women's Track & Field

Crusaders Take on Fred Wilt Invitational


Jazmin Taylor won the high jump as the Crusaders took part in day two action at the Fred Wilt Invitational at Purdue.


Men's Tennis

Valpo Tennis Knocks Off Butler, 5-2


For the first time in 24 years, the Valparaiso men's tennis team defeated Butler. The Crusaders surged to a 5-2 victory over the Bulldogs at the Courts of NWI Saturday night.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Hits Road to Take On Milwaukee Sunday


Sitting alone in first place with just four games left in the regular season, the Valparaiso men’s basketball team has a quick turnaround to a Sunday afternoon game, as the Crusaders travel to Milwaukee for a 1 p.m. tip. Valpo enters the game on a five-game winning streak, its fourth winning streak of at least five games this year.


Women's Tennis

Jaguars Narrowly Defeat Valpo Women at Courts of NWI


Freshman Kathleen Hebble won her second singles match in as many days at No. 2, but IUPUI escaped with a 4-3 victory over the Valparaiso women's tennis team Saturday afternoon at the Courts of NWI.


Baseball

Crusaders Can't Squeeze Opener in San Diego


Junior Dalton Lundeen pitched very well in his 2015 debut, but shaky defense cost Valparaiso in a 5-4 defeat in its season opener versus San Diego State Friday night. The Crusaders recorded four miscues altogether, but three in particular translated into four unearned runs for the Aztecs.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Claim First Place; Hold Off Green Bay

Tevonn Walker finishes with a game-high 20 points as Valparaiso led by as many as 15 in the second half and held off Green Bay down the stretch for a 63-59 win at the ARC Friday night. The win moves the Crusaders into sole possession of first place in the Horizon League standings.


Men's Track & Field, Women's Track & Field

Crusaders Take Flight at Purdue


Valpo had 11 athletes compete in the Fred Wilt Invitational at Purdue on Friday. Megan Howdeshell (Bourbon, Ind./Triton Junior-Senior) improved her third best mark in Valpo history in the weight throw.


Women's Tennis

Women's Tennis Downs Nebraska-Omaha, 4-3


A dramatic three-set win from Cary Milanes at No. 3 singles lifted the Valparaiso women's tennis team to a 4-3 victory over visiting Nebraska-Omaha Friday afternoon at the Courts of NWI.


Baseball

Valpo Set for Season Opener at San Diego State


Valparaiso raises the curtain on the 2015 season Friday evening in Southern California. The San Diego State Aztecs will play host to the Brown and Gold in a three-game set at Tony Gwynn Stadium. The Aztecs have been picked to finish second in the Mountain West Conference.


Women's Basketball

Walker Leads Crusaders to 69-56 Win over Milwaukee


Freshman Jasmyn Walker tallied 18 points and 13 rebounds to help power the Valparaiso women's basketball team past Milwaukee, 69-56, at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Thursday night. The 56 points allowed were the fewest surrendered by the Crusaders since November 20th.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Set For ESPN2 Showdown With Green Bay


Two of the three teams tied atop the Horizon League standings square off at the ARC Friday night, as Valparaiso hosts Green Bay at 6 p.m. live on ESPN2. The Crusaders have won nine straight home games.


Baseball

What You Need to Know - Valpo Baseball


For the first time in three years, Valpo baseball enters the spring as the hunter as opposed to the hunted. Second-year head coach Brian Schmack welcomes an array of newcomers highlighted by a handful of JUCO-proven transfers. The Crusaders open the 2015 campaign Friday evening in Southern California.


Men's Track & Field, Women's Swimming, Athletics

Zosso, Gomez Barrientos Named Athletes of the Month


Valparaiso sophomore men's track and field athlete Justin Zosso (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton) and freshman women's swimmer Dani Gomez Barrientos (Mexico City, Mexico/Grandview [Fla.] Prep) have been named the athletic department’s Student-Athletes of the Month for January.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Basketball Preview


Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew joins the voice of the Crusaders, Todd Ickow, to look back at last Sunday's win over Oakland and what has been working well for Valpo recently, and looks ahead to a pair of tough games this week against Green Bay and at Milwaukee.


Baseball

Crusader Baseball Picked 4th in HL Preseason Poll


The Horizon League released its preseason coaches' poll Wednesday afternoon. Valpo received 19 points in the survey, which landed them in fourth place in the six-team conference. The 19 points represent the same total as the 2014 poll.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Women Open February Home Slate Thursday vs. Milwaukee


The Crusaders play their first of four home games in the month of February this Thursday evening at 7:05 pm. Led by senior Ashley Green (20.0 PPG, 7.8 RPG), Milwaukee is currently occupied in a four-team logjam for fourth place in the Horizon League.


Football

Football Announces Program Award Winners


Head coach Dave Cecchini announced Tanner Kuramata as the team's Offensive MVP, junior John Guilford as Defensive MVP, and freshman Jarrett Morgan as Special Teams' Most Valuable Player in a season that saw the Crusaders achieve four wins for the first time since 2007.


Men's Track & Field

Zosso Named HL Athlete of the Week after Record Weekend


Justin Zosso was named the Horizon League Men's Athlete of the Week on Tuesday, the league announced. Zosso bested his own top mark in the pole vault at Notre Dame on Friday by 13 inches as he won his fifth title in six meets.


Women's Golf

Women’s Golf Announces Spring Slate


The Valpo women's golf program announced their spring schedule on Tuesday. The slate includes two trips to Florida, including the Horizon League Championship.


Women's Basketball

Franklin Selected HL Freshman of the Week for Third Time


Back-to-back 20-point performances versus Detroit and Wright State have earned Dani Franklin her third Horizon League Freshman of the Week award, as announced by the league office Monday. Franklin has averaged 16.0 points per game and shot 52.7% from the field in her last six contests.


Men's Tennis

Dunn Records Win in 6-1 Defeat to #26 Northwestern


The Valparaiso men's tennis team fell in its toughest match to date, 6-1, to #26 Northwestern Sunday evening at the Combe Tennis Center in Evanston, Illinois. Kyle Dunn battled to earn his eighth singles win of the season. The sophomore dismissed Alex Pasareanu at No. 6 singles, 7-5, 6-3.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Pull Out Crucial Win Over Oakland


Six Crusaders score in double figures and Valpo posted a key 8-2 run late in the second half to pull away for an 82-76 win over Oakland at the ARC Sunday afternoon. The win improves the Crusaders to 22-4 on the season and 9-2 in Horizon League play.


Softball

Crusaders Close Out Mercer Invitational With Win Over IPFW


The Valparaiso softball team finished the Mercer Invitational in Macon, Ga. on Sunday with a third-place finish after earning a run-rule victory over IPFW for the second straight day, 9-1. Mollie Lindeman earned the win on Sunday, while Taylor Lawson and Stephanie Moreno represented the Crusaders on the All-Tournament Team.


Men's Basketball

Oakland Game to Be Broadcast on American Sports Network


Sunday's game against Oakland, which has been moved to a 2 p.m. tip, will be televised nationwide by the American Sports Network. In the Chicagoland market, it will be carried on Comcast SportsNet Chicago Plus, while various regional sports networks from coast to coast will pick up the broadcast as well. Check the attached PDF for a full list of networks. In addition, it will be live streamed online at AmericanSportsNet.com.


Women's Track & Field

Three Crusaders Capture Titles at Windy City Invitational


Jazmin Taylor, Sarah Peters and Sophia Robinson all claimed individual titles at the Windy City Invitational in Chicago on Saturday to lead the Crusaders to a fifth-place finish.


Men's Track & Field

Valpo takes second at Windy City Invitational


Jacob Smutz, Jacob Frey and Andrew Guzek set the second, third and fourth best marks in Valpo history in the weight throw at the Windy City Invitational on Saturday. The Crusaders finished in second as a team.


Softball

Softball Splits Two on Second Day in Georgia


Crusaders run-rule IPFW, 10-2, in Saturday's opener at the Mercer Invitational for Kate Stake's first win as a collegiate head coach. Valpo fell to Mercer, 5-4, in the nightcap and will face IPFW in its tournament finale Sunday. Taylor Lawson picked up a team-best six hits on the day.


Women's Basketball

Wright State Erupts to Erase Halftime Deficit Versus Valpo


Jessica Carr's half-court heave gave Valparaiso a 42-40 halftime lead over Wright State. However, the Raiders responded with a 26-3 run as part of a 55-point second half en route to a 95-66 win versus the Brown and Gold Saturday afternoon at the Ervin J. Nutter Center in Dayton.


Men's Tennis

Crusaders Blank Panthers on Saturday


The Valparaiso men's tennis team dropped just one set in its 7-0 victory over visiting Eastern Illinois Saturday at the Courts of NWI. The Crusaders (4-0) wrap up this week's action at #26 Northwestern Sunday evening in Evanston.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Welcome Oakland to ARC Sunday Afternoon


Valparaiso welcomes Oakland to the ARC as two of the four teams with two losses in league play match up. Valpo has won eight straight home games, while the Golden Grizzlies have won seven of the last nine in the series - all of which have seen the two teams separated by six points or fewer in regulation.


Women's Tennis

Barthels Collects Win in Defeat to Bradley


Senior Megan Barthels rallied back after dropping the first set at No. 5 singles to earn a 4-6, 7-5, 12-10 victory at Bradley on Saturday morning. The Crusaders also registered a win at No. 3 doubles behind Cary Milanes/Michele Fredlake's 6-4 triumph.


Softball

Crusaders Drop Pair on Opening Day at Mercer


The Valparaiso softball team opened the season at the Mercer Invitational on Friday, falling to Jacksonville State 5-4 and Mercer 12-4. Freshman Stephanie Moreno had four hits on the day to lead the Crusaders.


Men's Track & Field

Zosso demolishes Crusader record at Meyo Invitational


Sophomore Justin Zosso broke his own Crusader record in the pole vault by 13 inches on Friday at the prestigious Meyo Invitational.


Women's Track & Field

Peters, Taylor, Howdeshell compete at Meyo Invitational


The junior duo of Sarah Peters and Megan Howdeshell and senior Jazmin Taylor took part in the famous Meyo Invitational on Friday at Notre Dame.


Volleyball

Carlson Earns Second Team H.S. All-American Honors


The Valparaiso volleyball program has brought in a number of heralded prep performers in the past. But none of them have earned the honor that 2015 incoming freshman Katherine Carlson recently received, as Carlson was named a Second Team High School All-American by Volleyball Magazine, as presented by Mizuno. Just 24 athletes nationwide were named First or Second Team All-Americans by the publication.


Women's Basketball

Crusaders, Raiders to Conclude Season Series Saturday


Valparaiso wraps up its swing trip Saturday afternoon in search of a regular season series split with Wright State. Freshmen Dani Franklin and Jasmyn Walker starred for the Crusaders in last month’s meeting versus the Raiders, as they combined for 33 points and 18 rebounds.


Baseball

Oil City Stadium to Host 2015 HL Baseball Championship


Located in nearby Whiting, Oil City Stadium will serve as the host facility for the 2015 Horizon League Baseball Championship.


Women's Basketball

Crusaders Put It All Together in Detroit


What began as an intriguing battle between two budding freshmen blossomed into a thorough team effort from the Crusaders Thursday night. Valpo manufactured a 74-68 victory over the Titans in Motor City thanks in part to three players finishing in double figures.


Men's Basketball

Peters Earns Academic All-District Honor


Valparaiso sophomore forward Alec Peters received recognition Thursday for his work both on the hardwood and in the classroom, as he earned a spot on the CoSIDA Academic All-District V First Team. With the Academic All-District honors, Peters is now eligible for Academic All-American selection.


Football

41 Crusaders Named to PFL Academic Honor Roll


The Pioneer Football League released its Academic Honor Roll Thursday afternoon and Valparaiso boasts 41 players on the selective list. The PFL as a whole named 568 student-athletes to its Honor Roll, a new record.


Athletics

Valpo Athletics Announces Spring Social Rewards Prizes


Valparaiso Athletics is happy to reveal the prizes for the Crusader Social Rewards program for the spring 2015 semester. Students, faculty and staff, and fans and alumni can win prizes simply by registering through the Social Rewards website and interacting with Valpo Athletics on social media.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Remain Atop League With Win Over Detroit


Darien Walker scored a career-high 21 points, while Tevonn Walker added 19 points as well as the Crusaders snapped a three-game home losing streak to Detroit with a 78-70 win at the ARC on Wednesday. The win improves Valpo's record to 21-4 overall and keeps the Crusaders in a tie atop the Horizon League standings.


Women's Soccer

Crusader Women’s Soccer Inks Seven Players to NLIs


The Valparaiso women’s soccer team will look to defend its Horizon League championship in 2015 with the help of seven new additions, as Crusader head coach John Marovich announced Wednesday the program had inked seven players to National Letters of Intent.


Football

Valpo Football Announces Recruiting Class


Head football coach Dave Cecchini announced the 2015 recruiting class. The Brown and Gold officially inked 28 players on Wednesday, the first day student-athletes are able to sign National Letters of Intent with their respective institutions.


Softball

Softball Picked Third in Preseason Poll; Stake Joins Valpo Coaches Show


With the 2015 softball season set to open this weekend, the Horizon League released its preseason poll on Wednesday, and Valparaiso was picked to finish in third place. Before the Crusaders head to Macon, Ga., head coach Kate Stake joined the Valpo Coaches Show to look back at how the fall season and spring practices have prepared the team for the start of the season, and what she hopes to get out of the early-season competition.


Women's Basketball

Rising Stars on Display in Detroit Thursday Night


Horizon League play continues for the Valparaiso women's basketball team Thursday night at Calihan Hall. Three-time HL Freshman of the Week Darianne Seward and the Titans welcome Dani Franklin and Jasmyn Walker, both two-time recipients of the award, in a 6:00 pm CT tilt.


Softball

Four Crusaders Earn Preseason All-League Honors


With the dawn of the 2015 softball campaign right around the corner, four Valparaiso softball players picked up preseason All-Horizon League accolades from College Sports Madness on Tuesday, highlighted by the selection of junior Kaitlyn Ranieri as the site’s preseason Field Player of the Year.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Return Home to Host Detroit Wednesday


The Valparaiso men’s basketball team looks to keep its hold on a share of first place in the Horizon League standings as the Crusaders kick off a three-game homestand on Wednesday night against Detroit. Valpo is looking to snap a three-game home losing streak to the Titans. The first 1,000 fans through the doors Wednesday receive a free pair of Valpo sunglasses.


Men's Basketball

Oakland Game Time Changed; Green Bay Game Selected for ESPN2


The Valparaiso men's basketball team's home game against Oakland this Sunday, February 8 has been moved to a 2 p.m. tipoff. In addition, the home game versus Green Bay on Friday, February 13 will tip at 6 p.m. and will be televised live nationwide on ESPN2.


Men's Soccer

Stroud Named Assistant on Haitian Women’s National Team


Assistant men's soccer coach David Stroud has accepted a position as the goalkeeper coach for the Haitian Women's National Team.


Men's Tennis

Schorsch Earns HL Men's Tennis Player of the Week Award


Sophomore Jeffrey Schorsch was named the Horizon League Men's Tennis Player of the Week Tuesday, following a pair of Crusader victories this past weekend. This is the second straight week a Valparaiso men's tennis player has earned the honor.


Football

2015 Football Schedule Released


Head football coach Dave Cecchini announced his team's 2015 schedule Tuesday morning. Valparaiso will open the season at Eastern Kentucky on Sept. 3rd before welcoming Sacred Heart to Brown Field in the home opener on Sept. 12th. San Diego visits Valpo two weeks later to open the PFL schedule.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Basketball Preview


Head coach Bryce Drew joins the Voice of the Crusaders, Todd Ickow, to look back at last Saturday's win at UIC and look ahead to home games this week against Detroit and Oakland.


Women's Bowling

Valpo Finishes 10th At Prairie View A&M


#15 Valparaiso concluded the Prairie View A&M Invitational from Arlington, Texas on Sunday, posting a 10th-place finish.


Men's Tennis

Men's Tennis Match vs. #6 Illinois Postponed


The Valparaiso men's tennis team was set to put its undefeated record on the line Monday versus #6 Illinois. However, inclement weather has forced that match to be pushed back to Saturday, February 28th at Notre Dame.


Men's Tennis

Men's Tennis Scratches Its Way to Win over IUPUI


A day after dispatching IPFW with a smooth 6-1 result, the Valparaiso men's tennis team battled its way to a 5-2 victory over IUPUI Saturday afternoon at the Courts of NWI.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Hold On at UIC, Earn 20th Win of Season


Crusaders hold off UIC surge for 70-65 win in Chicago Saturday afternoon, moving into a tie for first in the Horizon League standings and reaching the 20-win mark earlier than any other team in program history. Vashil Fernandez broke Valpo's single-season blocked shots record in the win, while Darien Walker earned his first double-double as a Crusader in the return to his hometown.


Women's Bowling

Crusaders Continue Action From Arlington Saturday


#15 Valparaiso continued action from the Prairie View A&M Invitational in Arlington, Texas on Saturday, facing its most challenging single-day lineup of opponents since the Crusaders’ NCAA Tournament appearance in 2012.


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

Valparaiso Places 10 On Fall Academic All-League Squads


Valparaiso placed a league-high 10 student-athletes over five sports on the Horizon League's 2014 Fall Academic All-League Teams, as announced today by the league office.


Women's Track & Field

Taylor Ties Career-Best at Findlay Open


Jazmin Taylor tied her program-best in the high jump at the Findlay Open on Friday to lead the Crusaders.


Men's Track & Field

Zosso, Watson, lead Crusaders at Findlay Open


Justin Zosso won his fourth pole vault title in five meets and Alexander Watson set the third best Valpo mark ever in the event at the Findlay Open.


Women's Bowling

Crusaders Open Prairie View A&M Invitational


Facing perhaps the toughest overall tournament field it will take on all year, the #15 Valparaiso bowling team opened the Prairie View A&M Invitational on Friday with a pair of wins.


Men's Tennis

Crusaders Roll to 6-1 Victory over IPFW


The Valparaiso men's tennis team won its home opener Friday afternoon over IPFW, 6-1, at the Courts of NWI. The Crusaders' record improved to 2-0 while Michael Savaglio and Jeffrey Schorsch moved into double-digit wins in the singles column, joining sophomore Charlie Emhardt and freshman Garrett Gardner.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Looks For Win #20 Saturday


Crusaders go after their 20th win of the season Saturday, making the short trip to Chicago to face UIC. The game, slated for a 2 p.m. tip, will be televised by the American Sports Network - locally available on Comcast Sports Net Chicago Plus - and streamed live online on the ASN website.


Women's Basketball

Despite Strong Second Half, Crusaders Fall to Phoenix


The Valparaiso women's basketball team outscored the visiting Green Bay Phoenix 35-29 in the second half, but it wasn't enough as the defending Horizon League regular season champions advanced to 6-0 in league play with a 67-52 victory Thursday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Men's Soccer

Men’s Soccer Announces Spring Break Camp Dates


The Valpo men's soccer team announced that their VIP Spring Break Camp will take place on March 15 at the ARC.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Women Return Home to Host Green Bay


Valparaiso plays host to perennial powerhouse Green Bay on Thursday evening at the ARC. The Phoenix are five wins away from their 16th straight campaign of 20 wins or more. Meanwhile, the Crusaders are in search of their fourth win at home this season.


Women's Basketball

First-Half Scoring Drought Costs Crusaders in Chicago


For the second year in a row, the UIC Pavilion rims were unkind to the Brown and Gold as the visitors weathered a dry spell of nearly eleven minutes in the first half of a 60-42 loss to the Flames on Tuesday night.


Men's Tennis

Gardner Named HL Men's Tennis Player of the Week


Freshman Garrett Gardner was named the Horizon League Men's Tennis Player of the Week Tuesday. Gardner was instrumental in the Crusaders' 5-2 victory over Toledo on Saturday.


Women's Track & Field

Peters Named HL Field Athlete of the Week


Sarah Peters was named the Horizon League Female Field Athlete of the Week after capturing the pole vault title at the IPFW Duals. She is the second winner in a row for Valpo, as Jazmin Taylor won last week.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Ride Quick Start to Easy Win Monday


Valpo out-scores Milwaukee 30-5 over the game's first 14 minutes Monday night and cruises to a 73-48 win over the Panthers to improve to 19-4 on the year. Alec Peters led all players with 24 points and David Skara added 14 points as the Crusaders moved to 6-2 at the halfway mark of Horizon League play.


Men's Soccer

Men’s Soccer Adds Transfers for 2015


Head men's soccer coach Mike Avery announced the addition of two transfers, Isaiah Madrid and Deven Mason, for the 2015 season. Mardrid, from Florida Gulf Coast, and Mason, from Virginia Tech, both hail from Albuquerque, N.M. and were teammates at Eldorado High School.


Women's Basketball

UIC Awaits Valpo Women Tuesday Evening


Valparaiso will make the short trip over to the Windy City Tuesday night for a Horizon League contest versus UIC. The two teams will close out the regular season series after meeting just 17 days prior at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Both teams are coming off road losses to Milwaukee in their last games.


Women's Bowling

Crusaders Finish Action at Kutztown Invitational Sunday


#15 Valparaiso closed out play at the Kutztown Invitational on Sunday, winning two more matches as the Crusaders finished in 15th place out of the 27-team field.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Returns Home to Take On Milwaukee Monday


Crusaders kick off a stretch of four out of five games at home Monday evening against Milwaukee. Valpo hasn't lost consecutive games all season.


Men's Basketball

Join the Fun at the ARC For Crusader Basketball!


Giveaways at all five home games highlight the promotional schedule for the remainder of the Valparaiso men’s basketball regular season. For Monday night's game against Milwaukee, the Crusader will be celebrating his birthday, the coaching staff will be sporting sneakers in support of Coaches vs. Cancer, and the first 2,000 fans will receive new Valpo rally towels.


Women's Tennis

Crusader Women Drop Neutral Site Contest to Akron


Senior Megan Barthels gritted out a pair of tiebreakers at No. 5 singles before eventually falling to Maria Bessmertnaya 6-3, 6-7 (4), 10-5. Akron claimed a 7-0 victory over Valparaiso at the Butler Bubble in Indianapolis.


Men's Tennis

Men's Tennis Rebounds to Score Decisive Win in Spring Opener


Trailing 2-0 following doubles play and the first match of singles action, the Valparaiso men's tennis team rattled off five consecutive singles victories to close out a 5-2 triumph over Toledo at the Shadow Valley Tennis Club in Maumee, Ohio on Saturday afternoon.


Men's Swimming, Women's Swimming

Swimming Sends Out Seniors in Style in Dual Win


The Crusaders swimming teams closed out their regular seasons with a dual win at the ARC pool over Eastern Illinois on Senior Day.


Women's Bowling

Valpo Picks Up Four Wins Saturday at Kutztown


#15 Valparaiso earned four victories on Saturday, including a win over the nation’s second-ranked team, as the Crusaders continued action at the Kutztown Invitational in Reading, Pa.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Come Up Just Short at Green Bay


The battle of Horizon League leaders lived up to the hype Friday evening in Green Bay, but in the end, Valpo couldn't get a pair of chances for the go-ahead basket in the final 20 seconds to fall, as the Phoenix defeated the Crusaders, 51-50.


Women's Bowling

Crusaders Open Action at Kutztown Friday


#15 Valparaiso kicked off the Kutztown Invitational on Friday from Reading, Pa., posting a 3-2 record on the opening day of action.


Women's Track & Field

Valpo Women Take Home Three Victories at IPFW Duals


The Valpo women's track team went 3-2 at the IPFW Duals with four title winners. Sarah Peters set a new meet record in the pole vault, while Hannah Reynard and Megan Howdeshell put their names into the Valpo record books.


Men's Track & Field

Crusader Men Pick up Four Wins at IPFW Duals


The Crusader men went 4-0 at the IPFW Duals as three individuals took home four titles. Justin Zosso set a meet record in the pole vault (4.40m/14-5.25).


Men's Basketball

Valpo Poised For Televised Showdown With Phoenix


Crusaders close out three-game road swing on ESPNU Friday night at 8 p.m. at Green Bay. Valpo has won five in a row, is 18-3 overall and receiving votes in the USA Today coaches poll, while the Phoenix own a 16-4 record. The two squads are tied with Cleveland State atop the Horizon League standings.


Women's Basketball

Milwaukee Outlasts Crusaders, 90-79


Lexi Miller posted a career-high 21 points while Jessica Carr recorded a career-best eleven assists, but Milwaukee claimed a 90-79 shootout at the Klotsche Center on Wednesday evening behind Ashley Green's 31 points.


Women's Basketball

Tracey Dorow Joins the Valpo Coaches Show


With Horizon League play underway for the Valparaiso women's basketball team, head coach Tracey Dorow joins the Valpo Coaches Show to discuss the contributions she's received from a pair of freshmen, and what the Crusaders can expect in the week to come.


Men's Soccer

Taublieb Named Jewish Sports Review First-Team All-American


Senior midfielder Zev Taublieb was recently named a First-Team All-American by the Jewish Sports Review. Taublieb is the first Crusader to be honored by the organization.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Win Fifth Straight With Road Victory at YSU


Crusaders improve to 18-3 on the season and move into a tie for first place in the Horizon League standings with a 77-62 win at Youngstown State Tuesday night. Jubril Adekoya scored a career-high 14 points, one of four Valpo players to finish in double figures.


Women's Bowling

Valparaiso Charter Member of Southland Bowling League


A newly-formed consortium of eight NCAA women’s bowling programs, including Valparaiso University, have agreed to compete as the Southland Bowling League beginning in 2015, with the immediate goals of competing at the highest level and automatically qualifying for NCAA Championship in the near future.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Travels to Milwaukee for Wednesday Night Tilt


After playing five of its last six games inside the Athletics-Recreation Center, Valparaiso hits the road for a Wednesday night showdown with Milwaukee. Senior Jessica Carr needs just five three-pointers to reach 100 for her career.


Women's Track & Field

Taylor Named HL Field Athlete of the Week


Jazmin Taylor was named the Horizon League Female Field Athlete of the Week on Tuesday following her third straight high jump crown.


Men's Basketball, Athletics

Valpo Athletics Mourns the Passing of Milt Schoon


Milt Schoon, a member of the Valparaiso Athletics Hall of Fame and a key component of the Crusader men’s basketball program in the mid-1940’s, passed away Sunday at the age of 92.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Basketball Preview


Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew joins the Voice of the Crusaders, Todd Ickow, as they look back at a gritty win at Wright State Saturday evening and look ahead to two more challenging road games ahead this week.


Men's Soccer

Valpo Men’s Soccer Earns MLK Jr. Award


In recognition of its #oneVALPO campaign, the Valparaiso men’s soccer team received the 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Award during Valparaiso University’s annual Convocation service as part of the University’s celebration of the life and vision of Dr. King on Monday.


Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball Continues Road Swing at YSU


The Valparaiso men's basketball team brings a 17-3 overall record to Youngstown State on Tuesday evening, as the Crusaders continue their three-game road swing. A win Tuesday night would move Valpo into a tie atop the Horizon League standings.


Women's Basketball

Walker Earns Second HL Player of the Week Award


Jasmyn Walker earned her second career Freshman of the Week honor from the Horizon League office after averaging 12.5 points and 10.0 rebounds per game in two league tilts.


Women's Bowling

Crusaders Close Out Action at Arkansas State


#15 Valparaiso closed out the Mid-Winter Invitational, hosted by Arkansas State in Jonesboro, Ark., with a 12th-place finish on Sunday.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Pick Up Crucial Road Win at Wright State


Crusaders score nine straight points over a crucial 3:30 stretch late in the second half to push a one-point lead to 10 points en route to a 66-56 win at Wright State Saturday night to improve to 17-3. Vashil Fernandez led Valpo with 14 points and nine rebounds.


Women's Tennis

Women's Tennis Falls in Its Season Opener


The Valparaiso women's tennis team dropped its season opener 7-0 to Western Michigan Saturday evening in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Freshman Cary Milanes made waves in her first spring match.


Men's Swimming, Women's Swimming

Swimming Drops Horizon League finale against UIC


Valpo fell to Horizon League foe UIC today in their final league meet. The men lost 171.5-115.5, while the women fell 162-115.


Women's Bowling

Bowling Continues Mid-Winter Invitational Saturday


#15 Valparaiso continued action at the Mid-Winter Invitational from Jonesboro, Ark. on Saturday, but posted just a 1-4 mark on the day, as the Crusaders were faced with three squads which broke 1,000 in their match against Valpo.


Women's Basketball

Crusader Women Fall to Raiders at Home


The Wright State women's basketball team closed the first half on a 13-2 run as the Raiders claimed an 80-62 win over Valpo at the Athletics-Recreation Center Saturday afternoon. Freshmen Dani Franklin and Jasmyn Walker combined for 33 points while the latter recorded her second double-double in four games.


Men's Track & Field, Women's Track & Field

Zosso Sets New Standard at Mike Lints Alumni Open


Justin Zosso bested his own program record in the pole vault by two inches on Friday to lead the Crusaders at the Mike Lints Alumni Open.


Women's Bowling

Valpo Bowlers Return to Action at Arkansas State


15th-ranked Crusaders return to action at the Mid-Winter Invitational Friday after over two months away from competition.


Men's Swimming, Women's Swimming

Swimming Drops Dual to Green Bay


The Crusaders dropped a dual meet on Saturday to Horizon League foe Green Bay. The men lost 121-71, while the women fell 127-72.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Set to Entertain Wright State on Saturday Afternoon


Valparaiso wraps up its three-game homestand Saturday afternoon versus Wright State at 1:35 pm. Player of the Year candidate Tay’ler Mingo (22.7 PPG, 5.0 APG, 3.7 SPG) will lead the charge for the Raiders while Jasmyn Walker seeks to continue her excellence in Horizon League play (15.3 PPG, 8.3 RPG).


Women's Basketball

Perimeter Shooting Betrays Valpo in 71-54 Loss to Oakland


Valparaiso entered Thursday evening's game owners of the Horizon League's best three-point field percentage, but a 1-for-15 night from beyond the arc hamstrung the Crusaders in a 71-54 loss to Oakland at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Athletics

115 Valparaiso Student-Athletes Named to HL Academic Honor Roll


Valparaiso student-athletes continue to excel in the classroom, as 115 Crusaders earned a spot on the Horizon League Fall 2014 Academic Honor Roll, as released today by the league office.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Returns to Action Saturday at Wright State


A week's break between games ends for the Valparaiso men's basketball team Saturday evening, as the Crusaders kick off a three-game road stretch at Wright State. Valpo enters the game at 16-3 on the season, the first time since the World's Tallest Team in 1944-45 it has held this good a record this late into the season.


Men's Tennis, Women's Tennis

HL Tennis Preseason Polls Released: Men Picked 3rd; Women Selected 8th


The Horizon League released its men's and women's tennis preseason tennis polls Thursday. The men were selected third, while the women were slotted to finish eighth.


Football

Barkley Named to 2014 FCS ADA Academic All-Star Team


Senior Stuart Barkley (Overland Park, Kan./Blue Valley Northwest) was one of just 50 student-athletes named to the 17th Annual Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association (FCS ADA) Academic All-Star Team.


Women's Swimming

Gomez Barrientos Named HL Swimmer of the Week


Dani Gomez Barrientos was named the Horizon League Swimmer of the Week, the league announced on Wednesday.


Women's Basketball

Crusader Women Aim to Get Back on Track Thursday vs. Oakland


Valparaiso continues one of its longest home stretches of the season Thursday when Oakland visits the ARC for a 7:05 pm tipoff. The Golden Grizzlies made quick work of the visiting Milwaukee Panthers in their league opener last Saturday. Meanwhile, the Brown and Gold are in pursuit of their first Horizon League victory of the 2014-15 season.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Basketball Preview


Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew joins the voice of the Crusaders, Todd Ickow, to look back at last week's pair of wins and look ahead to a tough road matchup at Wright State this Saturday night.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Pull Through For Hard-Fought Win Saturday


Alec Peters scores 24 points as Valparaiso pulls out a hard-fought battle against Cleveland State Saturday night at the ARC, 58-56. The Crusaders improve to 16-3 with the win - one of just two programs in the nation with 16 wins.


Men's Swimming, Women's Swimming

Valpo Returns to the Pool with Split Decision


The Crusaders returned to the pool Saturday in a split decision against Rose-Hulman. The women won 193-58, while the men lost 181.5-80.5.


Women's Basketball

Campbell Leads Flames to Win over Valpo Women


Sparked by Ruvanna Campbell's 30 points and 19 rebounds, UIC seized an 86-56 victory over the Crusaders Saturday afternoon. Valpo freshman Jasmyn Walker paced the Brown and Gold with 19 points on 6-of-10 shooting. It was the freshman's fourth consecutive double-figure tilt.


Men's Track & Field, Women's Track & Field

Five Athletes Capture Titles at Lewis Open


The Crusaders track and field teams returned to indoor competition today at the Lewis Open. Five athletes took home top honors in their first meet of 2015.


Women's Basketball

Long-Standing Rivalry Continues Saturday Afternoon


Valparaiso hosts its first Horizon League contest of the 2014-15 slate when HL Player of the Year candidate Ruvanna Campbell (16.9 PPG, 12.9 RPG) and the UIC Flames visit the Athletics-Recreation Center Saturday afternoon. The Crusaders and Flames will be meeting for the 42nd time in the history of the series, with the Brown and Gold holding a 21-20 advantage.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Closes Out Homestand Saturday Night


Crusaders host Cleveland State Saturday night at the ARC at 7 p.m. on ESPN3. Valpo enters the game as one of just four teams in the nation with 15 wins. The first 300 fans through the door will receive free Valpo winter beanies.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Put Together Complete Game to Down UIC


Crusaders shoot better than 60% from the floor in an 85-56 win over UIC at the ARC Thursday night. Vashil Fernandez led five players in double figures with a career-high 15 points on 6-of-6 shooting.


Women's Basketball

Vikings Launch Second Half Comeback to Overcome Crusaders


Freshman Jasmyn Walker collected her first double-double Thursday, but Valparaiso fell to Cleveland State 69-62 at the Wolstein Center. The Crusaders return to action Saturday afternoon at 1:35 pm when the UIC Flames visit the ARC.


Men's Golf

Kalita Named Men’s Golf Assistant Coach


Former Crusader Josh Kalita returns to the men's golf program as an assistant coach. Kalita was a four-year member of the team from 2009-2013 and was a senior on the 2013 Horizon League Championship squad.


Men's Basketball

Men Set to Host UIC Thursday


Valparaiso looks to improve to 2-1 in Horizon League play as it hosts UIC Thursday night at 7:05 p.m. The Crusaders have won 11 straight matchups in the series against the Flames.


Women's Basketball

Horizon League Action Begins Thursday in Cleveland


Valparaiso aims to duplicate its regular season start when Horizon League play opens Thursday evening in Cleveland. Tomorrow evening's meeting represents the third of five trips to the state of Ohio for Valpo in 2014-15.


Men's Basketball

Cornelison to Sing National Anthem at ARC January 8


World-famous national anthem singer Jim Cornelison returns to the ARC for the second straight year, as he will sing The Star-Spangled Banner prior to the Crusaders’ men’s basketball game against UIC this Thursday, January 8. Tickets are still available by visiting ValpoAthletics.com/Tickets or calling 1-877-MY-VU-TIX.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Basketball Preview


Head coach Bryce Drew sits down with the voice of the Crusaders, Todd Ickow, to look back at the first weekend of Horizon League play and look ahead to a pair of home games this week on Thursday and Saturday night.


Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Athletics

Peters, Franklin Named Athletes of the Month


Alec Peters (men's basketball) and Dani Franklin (women's basketball) have been named the Valparaiso athletic department's Student-Athletes of the Month for December.


Women's Basketball

Jasmyn Walker Crowned HL Freshman of the Week


The Horizon League announced Jasmyn Walker as its Freshman of the Week Monday. The honor is the forward's first in a Crusader uniform. In two games last week, Walker averaged 18 points and six rebounds per game.


Men's Basketball

Walker Earns Freshman of the Week Honor


Tevonn Walker earns his first career Freshman of the Week honor from the Horizon League office after averaging 14.0 points per game last week in a trio of games.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Pull Away Late to Take Down Penguins


Crusaders pull down most offensive rebounds in at least 25 seasons and hold Youngstown State to no field goals over the final eight minutes, pulling away late for a 79-64 win over the Penguins in Horizon League action. Keith Carter picked up his first career double-double in the victory.


Women's Basketball

Stetson Seals Victory over Crusaders with Second Half Run


Haylee Thompson nailed down her second straight double-double, and Jasmyn Walker put together one of her strongest games in a Crusader uniform, but a pair of bookend runs by Stetson lifted the Hatters to a 73-62 win Saturday at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Valparaiso begins Horizon League play Thursday afternoon in Cleveland.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Men Look to Bounce Back Sunday Afternoon


Valparaiso looks to bounce back from a loss in its league opener, turning around just 40 hours later to host Youngstown State at the ARC Sunday afternoon. The game with the Penguins kicks off a three-game homestand this week for the Crusaders.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Mount Comeback, Eventually Fall at Oakland


Crusaders rally from 16-point first-half deficit and send game into overtime on a Keith Carter 3-pointer in the final 10 seconds, but Oakland out-scores Valpo 18-4 in overtime for a 89-75 win. Tevonn Walker scored a career-high 22 points to lead the Crusaders.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Women Set for Final Tune-Up Before Horizon League Play


The Crusaders will host Stetson on Saturday afternoon in a 1:35 pm CT tipoff in their final non-conference test of the 2014-15 season. The Brown and Gold have concluded non-league play with wins in six of their last eight seasons.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Open League Play Friday at Oakland


Sporting a 13-2 record, the Valparaiso men's basketball team opens up Horizon League play Friday night at Oakland at 6 p.m. CT. The all-time series has seen 14 of 24 meetings decided by five points or less, including the last seven matchups.


Baseball

C.J. Nitkowski Headlines 5th Annual Crusader Baseball Bash


Head baseball coach Brian Schmack has announced that former Major League Baseball player and current Fox Sports analyst C.J. Nitkowski (@CJNitkowski) will serve as guest speaker at the 5th Annual Crusader Baseball Bash to be held on Saturday, January 31st inside the Aberdeen Manor Ballroom.


Women's Basketball

Crusaders Snap Skid in Shootout with Purdue-Calumet


Three Crusaders notched double-doubles, freshmen Dani Franklin and Jasmyn Walker extended their career highs in points, and Valparaiso recorded its tenth-highest offensive output in a single game in a 109-81 win over Purdue-Calumet Tuesday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Men's Basketball

Dominating Defense Leads to Win at JMU Monday


Crusaders hold James Madison to lowest field goal percentage, lead by 24 at the half en route to a 79-52 win on the road Monday night. The win sends Valpo, ranked fourth in the most recent Mid-Major top-25 poll, into Horizon League play with a 13-2 record.


Women's Basketball

Crusaders Aim to Return to Winning Ways Tuesday Evening


The sun may be setting on 2014, but the Crusaders have one more date circled on this year’s calendar as they welcome Purdue-Calumet to the ARC on Tuesday night at 7:05 pm. The Peregrines are flying high in part because their high-octane offense ranks 3rd in scoring in NAIA Division II.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Men Return to Action Monday Night


Valparaiso returns from Christmas to put a four-game winning streak on the line Monday evening at James Madison in the Crusaders’ final non-league game of the regular season. The Crusaders are ranked eighth in the most recent Mid-Major Top 25 poll and received a vote in last week's Associated Press Top 25 poll.


Men's Basketball

Peters Claims League Weekly Honor


Sophomore Alec Peters named Horizon League men's basketball Player of the Week by the league for the second time this year after scoring 52 points in the last three halves of basketball, leading Valpo to a pair of wins.


Men's Basketball

Fernandez Sets New Blocks Mark in Win Over Goshen


Less than 24 hours after tallying six blocks in the Crusaders’ win at IPFW, senior Vashil Fernandez set a new program single-game record with eight blocked shots as Valparaiso rolled to a 82-55 victory over Goshen Sunday afternoon at the ARC. The Crusaders improved to 12-2 on the season with the win.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Claim Tough Road Win at IPFW


Crusaders rally from nine-point halftime deficit behind 23 second-half points from Alec Peters for 75-72 win at IPFW. Keith Carter added 18 points and Vashil Fernandez six blocks in the win. Valpo returns home looking for its 12th win of the year Sunday at 1:35 p.m. at the ARC against Goshen.


Women's Basketball

Career Days Don't Cut It for Crusader Women


Anne Hamilton (Chanhassen, Minn./Minnetonka) had the half of her life, Jessica Carr (Arcadia, Ind./Hamilton Heights) finished with career highs in points and rebounds, but it wasn't enough as SIU-Edwardsville turned a four-point halftime deficit into a 77-65 victory at the Vadalabene Center on Saturday afternoon.


Women's Basketball

Crusaders and Cougars Tangle Saturday in Edwardsville


Valparaiso heads south for its penultimate game of the 2014 calendar year. A win Saturday would represent the Brown and Gold’s first in the state of Illinois since January 22nd, 2011, when they handed Loyola (Chicago) a 65-58 defeat in the Windy City.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Take On IPFW, Goshen This Weekend


Valparaiso looks to enter the Christmas break on a high note, as the Crusaders play games on back-to-back days this weekend. Valpo will travel to IPFW for a Saturday night contest before returning to the ARC Sunday afternoon to take on Goshen.


Athletics

Valparaiso Athletics Announces Hall of Fame Class of 2015


Four individuals will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday, Feb. 21. Carolyn Schlie Femovich, Eric Kenesie, Laura (Rolf) Krupar and Gary Schroeder comprise the 18th class in Hall of Fame history.


Women's Soccer

Trio of Crusaders Earn NSCAA Academic Recognition


Rita Craven adds to her impressive tally of awards, as she was named an NSCAA First Team Scholar All-American - one of just 12 named to the team and the first in program history. Jenny Fassbinder earned Third Team Scholar All-American honors as well, while Kelsey Draper was a Third Team Scholar All-Region recipient.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Basketball Preview


Head coach Bryce Drew joins the voice of the Crusaders, Todd Ickow, to look back at last weekend's victory over Ball State and look ahead to Saturday's IPFW contest.


Men's Soccer

Taublieb Honored on NSCAA Scholar All-Region Team


Senior midfielder Zev Taublieb was named to the NSCAA Scholar All-North/Central Region second team on Tuesday.


Football

Fuzzy Thurston: 1933-2014


Legendary Valparaiso football player, Fuzzy Thurston, who starred on the Crusader football team from 1953-1955 and later went on to win six NFL Championships, passed away Sunday evening at the age of 80.


Women's Basketball

Franklin Collects Second HL Freshman of the Week Award


The Horizon League named Dani Franklin as its Freshman of the Week on Monday. The Cedar Rapids, Iowa native netted 18 points and six rebounds in both games this past week.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Hold Off Ball State For Win Number Ten


Valparaiso rallied from a 12-point first-half deficit and withstood a late Ball State comeback effort in a 65-62 win over their in-state foe at the ARC Saturday night. Alec Peters finished with his second career double-double as the Crusaders hit the ten-win mark - one of a handful of teams in the nation with double figures in the win column.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Women Fall to Illinois at Home


Saturday's tilt at the ARC had a handful of familiar ingredients: freshman Dani Franklin (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/George Washington) led the Crusaders in scoring, and their opponent opened the contest with a double-digit run en route to a school record for three-pointers in a game.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Welcomes Ball State to ARC Saturday


The Valparaiso men's basketball team closes out a three-game homestand Saturday night when it hosts Ball State at the ARC. The Crusaders are looking to become one of the nation's first teams to reach the ten-win mark this season.


Women's Basketball

Crusader Women Face Big Ten Foe Illinois Saturday


The Crusaders play their final home game before Christmas this weekend as Illinois stops by the ARC for a Saturday matinee. Valpo aims to jump back over the .500 mark at home versus its second Big Ten opponent in a month.


Men's Golf

Wittmann Signs NLI with Men’s Golf


Valparaiso men’s golf coach Dave Gring announced today that Mitchell Wittmann has signed a National Letter of Intent and will join the Crusader golf program as a freshman in the fall of 2015. Wittmann is ranked first in the WPGA Class of 2015.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Pick Up Ninth Win of Season Wednesday Night


Valparaiso improved to 9-2 on the season Wednesday night at the ARC, as all ten Crusaders who dressed played at least 14 minutes in Valpo’s 79-54 victory over Trinity International.


Men's Soccer

Lawrence Named to All-Great Lakes Region Team


Sophomore defender Omar Lawrence was named to the NSCAA/Continental Tire All-Great Lakes Region Team on Wednesday.


Women's Basketball

Strong Start Lifts South Dakota to 81-62 Victory over Valpo


Freshman Dani Franklin (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/George Washington) led all scorers with 18 points, but the Crusaders dropped an 81-62 contest Tuesday night in a game that may be best remembered for its DakotaDome-record 11 jump balls.


Men's Basketball

Crusader Men Look to Bounce Back Against TIU Wednesday


Valparaiso looks to rebound from just its second loss of the season as it continues a three-game homestand Wednesday night at the ARC against Trinity International. The Crusaders had their seven-game winning streak snapped last time out.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Basketball Preview


Head coach Bryce Drew sits down with Todd Ickow on this week's edition of Valpo Basketball Preview to look back at last week's games and look ahead to matchups at home against Trinity International and Ball State this week.


Volleyball

Campbell Earns Honorable Mention All-Region Recognition


Sophomore Emily Campbell was named an Honorable Mention All-Northeast Region selection by the AVCA on Tuesday.


Football, Women's Bowling, Athletics

Green, Decker Named Athletes of the Month


Alex Green (football) and Torrie Decker (bowling) have been named the Valparaiso athletic department's Student-Athletes of the Month for November.


Women's Basketball

Coyotes Await Crusaders in South Dakota for Tuesday Tilt


Valparaiso travels to Vermillion, South Dakota for the first time ever Tuesday. The Coyotes, who represented the Summit League in the NCAA Tournament last season, are in the midst of a five-game homestand. Meanwhile, the Brown and Gold enter Tuesday’s matchup attempting to snap a four-game losing streak.


Softball

Trepanier Inks NLI With Valpo Softball


Valpo softball head coach Kate Stake announced today that Carly Trepanier has signed an NLI with the Crusaders and will join the team as a freshman for the 2016 season. Trepanier was a Second Team All-State honoree last season and helped lead Manteno [Ill.] H.S. to a state title game appearance.


Women's Basketball

Crusader Women Sign Four to NLI


Head women's basketball coach Tracey Dorow announced the signings of Meredith Hamlet (sister of Annemarie), Claire Marburger, Hannah Schaub, and Allison Schofield on Monday. All four will begin their Crusader careers as freshmen in 2015-16.


Men's Swimming, Women's Swimming

Four More Records Set on Final Day at Calvin Invitational


Valpo set four more records on the final day of competition at the Calvin Winter Invitational. The men finished in fifth place, while the women finished in sixth.


Men's Basketball

Cold-Shooting Crusaders Fall to New Mexico


Valpo suffers through worst shooting night at home in over 14 years, never leads in falling to New Mexico 63-46 Saturday night.


Men's Track & Field, Women's Track & Field

Seven Crusaders Claim Titles at Mastodon Open


The Valpo track and field teams opened their indoor seasons at the Mastodon Open today. Seven Crusaders claimed individual titles


Women's Basketball

Golden Hurricane Make it Rain from Deep; Down Crusaders at ARC


Jessica Carr recorded a career-high eight assists, but Tulsa raised the nylon on a school-record 15 threes in an 87-63 defeat of the Crusaders Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Valpo had four players finish in double figures including Jasmyn Walker, who contributed 16 points and nine rebounds.


Women's Soccer

Craven Named First All-American in Crusader Women’s Soccer History


Valparaiso women’s soccer junior midfielder Rita Craven found herself in some lofty company on Friday, as she was named an NSCAA Third Team All-American - one of just 37 players in the nation to earn All-American honors. Craven is the first Crusader in program history to earn All-American accolades, and is one of just three players all-time from current Horizon League programs to receive the nation’s top honor.


Men's Swimming, Women's Swimming

Five School Records Set on Day Two at Calvin Invitational


The Valpo swim team set five school records today on day two of the Calvin Winter Invitational. Gonzalo Casto Diaz, Fred Jenny, and Max Penn all set school records individually and on the 400 yard medley relay. Flavia Segatto tied her school record in the women's 200 yard butterfly.


Athletics

LaBarbera Named to NCAA Division I Council


Valparaiso University director of athletics Mark LaBarbera has been appointed to represent the Horizon League on the first NCAA Division I Council.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Set to Host New Mexico Saturday


The Crusaders put their seven-game winning streak on the line Saturday as they host perennial Mountain West power New Mexico at the ARC at 7:05 p.m. The game, which can be seen live on ESPN3.com, will feature a halftime performance by the Chicago Bucket Boys.


Men's Track & Field, Women's Track & Field

Track and Field Opens Season with Mastodon Open


Valpo begins their indoor season on Saturday when they travel to Fort Wayne, Ind. for the Mastodon Open. The Crusaders return four Horizon League champions from last year.


Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball Looks to Rebound Saturday Against Tulsa


An action-packed Saturday is on tap at the Athletics-Recreation Center as women's basketball kicks off a day-night doubleheader at 1:35 pm versus Tulsa. The Crusaders and Golden Hurricane enter this weekend's tilt with identical 3-4 records.


Men's Swimming, Women's Swimming

800 Relay Sets Fastest Time on First Day at Calvin Invitational


The swimming and diving teams returned to the pool on Thursday in the Calvin Winter Invitational. The 800 yard freestyle of Dani Gomez Barrientos, Flavia Segatto, Makenna Cannon and Paiton Krebs set the fastest time in Crusader history with a 7:45.26 as they finished third.


Athletics

Worth the Weight: Valpo's Bartholomew Finding His Niche


Former Valpo track and field star Steve Bartholomew owns three school records. The Valparaiso native is now finding immense success owning his business. Learn about Bartholomew's remarkable story in our latest feature.


Women's Cross Country

Richardson Named Horizon League Scholar-Athlete of the Month


Senior cross country runner Jessica Richardson was named the Horizon League Scholar Athlete of the Month for October on Thursday.


Women's Soccer

Four Crusaders Earn All-Region Accolades


Four Crusaders earn NSCAA Great Lakes All-Region honors - Rita Craven First Team; April Cronin, Jenny Fassbinder and Shelby Oelschlager Second Team. The quartet marked Valpo's first All-Region honorees since 2008.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Win Seventh Straight at EKU Wednesday


13-0 run late in the second half key for the Crusaders as they win at Eastern Kentucky Wednesday night, 72-66 - snapping EKU's 25-game home non-conference winning streak. Alec Peters led the way with 21 points on seven 3-pointers as Valpo improved to 8-1 on the season.


Women's Basketball

Crusader Women Fall Flat in Second Half, Lose 82-59 to RedHawks


Miami of Ohio turned a one-point halftime deficit into a 23-point victory Wednesday afternoon at Millett Hall in Oxford. RedHawk forward Hannah McCue nailed seven three-pointers as she scored a career-high 26 points and secured 15 rebounds. Jessi Wiedemann led Valpo in scoring with nine points.


Men's Basketball

Peters Nominated for NABC Good Works Team


Alec Peters is one of 98 nominees from Division I men's basketball for the NABC Good Works Team. Peters, a First Team All-League selection in the preseason this year, was nominated for his efforts in helping his hometown of Washington, Ill. recover from the tornadoes of last November.


Volleyball

Crusaders Announce Trio of Volleyball Signees


Sydney Bronner, a three-time state champion in track and field; Katherine Carlson, Michigan Miss Volleyball as a senior; and Lizzie Zaleski, MVP of SportsTown Chicago All-Star Game all have signed National Letters of Intent to join the Crusader volleyball program as freshmen for the 2015 campaign.


Football

Green Elected to Academic All-PFL First Team; Four Named to Second Team


For the second straight season, junior linebacker Alex Green received Academic All-Pioneer Football League First Team nod. The mechanical engineering major led the Crusader defense in tackles (108) while boasting a 3.53 grade-point average. Barkley, Guilford, Hutson, Lang voted to Second Team.


Men's Cross Country, Women's Cross Country

Cross Country Announces Team Awards


The Crusaders cross country teams announced the winners of their team awards on Tuesday. Jessica Richardson and David Rutkowski were named MVP's, Liz Bloy and Nathan Gafkjen were awarded Most Improved, and the trio of Eileen Carmignani, Michael Salguero and Adam Bruno were selected as the Coach's Award recipients.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Basketball Preview


Men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew is joined by the Voice of the Crusaders, Todd Ickow, as the pair discuss Valpo's success last weekend at the Challenge in Music City and the challenges that lie ahead this week against Eastern Kentucky and New Mexico.


Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball Looks For Seventh Straight Win at EKU


Crusaders head down to Eastern Kentucky on Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. CT in search of a seventh straight win. Each of Valpo's last six wins have come by double figures, a stretch not seen from a Crusader team in nearly a decade.


Football

Ten Crusaders Named to All-PFL Teams


Tanner Kuramata and Stuart Barkley represent the Valpo offense on the All-PFL Second Team, while Alex Green and John Guilford earn Second Team accolades on the defensive side of the ball. Graham III, Hall, Koeneman, Morgan, Nunes, Pennington receive Honorable Mention nods as announced by the league office Monday.


Women's Basketball

Old Rivals Square Off on New Stage


Valparaiso head coach Tracey Dorow and Miami (OH) head coach Cleve Wright went toe-to-toe seven times when their former teams were members of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC). Dorow led Ferris State to a 6-1 record over the Wright-led Gannon Golden Knights from 2002-08. On Wednesday afternoon, the two reconvene in Oxford, Ohio for a non-conference tilt.


Softball

Softball Announces 2015 Slate


17 home games over 11 dates at the Valparaiso University Softball Field, at least six games against 2014 NCAA Tournament participants highlight the Crusader softball schedule for the 2015 campaign.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Claim Tournament Crown With Win Over Portland


Crusaders roll to third win in three days, downing Portland 70-55 on Sunday to win the inaugural Challenge in Music City. Alec Peters earned Tournament MVP accolades and was joined by Darien Walker on the All-Tournament Team.


Women's Basketball

Crusaders Assemble Valiant Effort Versus #12 Louisville


The Crusader women's basketball team ditched its polite defense Sunday en route to accumulating a season-best six steals, but #12 Louisville owned a 54-34 advantage in the paint as the Cardinals picked up an 86-59 win over the Brown and Gold at the Athletics-Recreation Center.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Explode In Win Over Murray State


Crusaders down Murray State at the Challenge in Music City on Saturday night, 93-58 - Valpo's largest margin of victory against a Division I team since 2002. Alec Peters led the way with 26 points and eight rebounds and Darien Walker added 19 points, setting up a game for the tournament title against Portland at 1 p.m. on Sunday.


Women's Basketball

12th-Ranked Louisville Swoops Into ARC Sunday


Valparaiso hosts a ranked opponent for the first time in nearly three years Sunday when the 12th-ranked Louisville Cardinals fly into town for a matinee. Louisville is coming off a 2013-14 campaign that yielded a 33-win season highlighted by an Elite Eight appearance.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Take Down Drake in Nashville Friday Night


Crusaders lead start to finish in opening play at the Challenge in Music City in Nashville with a 66-46 win over Drake Friday night. Darien Walker scored 11 of his game-high 19 points early in the second half during the key run.


Men's Basketball

Challenge in Music City Awaits Valpo This Weekend


Crusader men get set to face Drake, Murray State and Portland this weekend at the Challenge in Music City following the Thanksgiving holiday. Valpo is in the midst of a stretch of six consecutive games away from the ARC.


Women's Soccer

Crusader Women Earn NSCAA Academic Award


Crusader women claim NSCAA Team Academic Award for 12th straight year, posting a team GPA of 3.51.


Women's Basketball

Crusader Women Suffer Road Defeat to Zips


Akron exploded for a 59-point second half en route to a 100-65 victory over Valparaiso Tuesday night at the James A. Rhodes Arena. Freshman Dani Franklin put up 16 points and eight rebounds, while Annemarie Hamlet reached double figures for the second time in her young Crusader career.


Men's Soccer

Men’s Soccer Earns NSCAA Academic Honor


The men's soccer team was honored with their 12th straight NSCAA Team Academic Award on Monday.


Men's Tennis

Men's Tennis Receives Two NLIs


Brian Pecyna and Chad Kissell have signed National Letters of Intent (NLI) to join the Crusader program as freshmen for the 2015-16 season. Pecyna, a Glen Ellyn, Illnois native, is ranked 218th in the nation. Kissell, an exceptional all-around athlete from Pennyslvania, is ranked second in the Middle States and 65th in the country.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Takes Its Talents to Akron Tuesday Night


The Crusader women will make their first of five trips to the state of Ohio this season when they tip-off versus the Akron Zips on Tuesday evening. The Zips represented the Mid-American Conference in last season's NCAA Tournament. Meanwhile, Valpo aims to do something it hasn't done in 40 seasons.


Women's Basketball

Franklin Named Horizon League Freshman of the Week


Four days after recording her first career double-double at Northern Illinois, freshman Dani Franklin (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/George Washington) earned Horizon League Freshman of the Week honors, as announced by the league office Monday.


Football

Valpo Football Preview: Week 14


Head football coach Dave Cecchini chatted with Todd Ickow on Monday in the season's final installment of the Valpo Football Preview. Cecchini recapped the season finale win over Davidson, assessed the Crusaders' 2014 campaign, and discussed the task ahead for his coaching staff heading into the off-season.


Men's Basketball

Peters Claims Player of the Week Honor


Valparaiso sophomore forward Alec Peters has been named Horizon League Player of the Week, both by the league office and by College Sports Madness, after leading the Crusaders to a 3-0 mark last week and setting a new career high with a 31-point effort against Maine.


Football

Lehman Named PFL Offensive Player of the Week


Quarterback Ben Lehman became the second Crusader in three weeks to receive a PFL Player of the Week award as the senior was recognized for his 26-for-33 afternoon on Saturday. Lehman fired two touchdowns and recorded a season-high 78.8% completion percentage in Valpo's 27-13 victory over Davidson.


Volleyball

Beil Named to All-Tournament Team


Valparaiso senior right side hitter Morgan Beil closed out her Crusader career by representing Valpo on the All-Tournament Team at the Horizon League Championship.


Men's Basketball

Peters Sets New Career High in Win Over Maine


Alec Peters sets a new career high with 31 points, including 22 in the first half as Valpo jumped out to a 25-point halftime lead in a 93-70 victory over Maine Sunday morning at the Central Michigan Tournament. Peters and Vashil Fernandez represented the Crusaders on the All-Tournament Team.


Women's Basketball

Crusaders Dial It Up From Deep to Defeat Tennessee Tech


Valparaiso shot over 50% from the field in both halves of its 79-61 victory over Tennessee Tech at the ARC. Jessica Carr dropped in 16 points on 4-of-5 shooting from three-point range and Abby Dean registered 15 points. The Brown and Gold are off to their first 3-1 start since the 2008-09 season.


Football

Crusaders Tame Wildcats 27-13 in Season Finale


Dave Cecchini's first season as head football coach ended in celebration Saturday as Valparaiso knocked off Davidson 27-13 at Brown Field. The Crusaders (4-8, 2-6 PFL) put up points in every quarter and amassed 427 yards of total offense in their season finale victory. Tanner Kuramata hauled in ten passes for 122 yards as he concluded his Valparaiso career fifth all-time in receiving yards (2,315).


Volleyball

Volleyball Falls in HL Semifinal


Crusaders fall to Milwaukee in straight sets in Horizon League semifinal Saturday evening. The loss closes out Valparaiso's 2014 campaign with a 25-8 overall record.


Women's Basketball

Crusaders Aim to Continue Winning Ways Saturday vs. Tennessee Tech


Valparaiso takes to the court for the third time in five days as its welcomes Tennessee Tech to the ARC for a Saturday night tilt. The Crusaders and Golden Eagles met last November for the first time in history, with TTU prevailing 84-78. Valpo is currently in a stretch where it plays one home game a week for five weeks.


Volleyball

Crusaders Sweep UIC, Move Into HL Championship Semifinals


Crusaders take down UIC in straight sets to open the Horizon League Championship behind ten kills from Allison Ketcham, double-doubles from Kelsey Berrington and Emily Campbell. Valpo advances to face Milwaukee in the semifinals Saturday at 4 p.m. CT.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Use Inside Presence to Down UAPB


Crusaders use 11-0 run to start second half to pull away from Arkansas-Pine Bluff in a 59-46 win Friday at the Central Michigan Tournament. Alec Peters led the way with 19 points and seven rebounds, while Keith Carter set a new career high with seven assists.


Women's Basketball

Franklin's First Career Double-Double Leads Crusaders Past NIU


Lexi Miller (Caledonia, Mich./Caledonia) supplied the scoring, Jasmyn Walker (Muskegon, Mich./Mona Shores) provided the rebounding, and Dani Franklin (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/George Washington) did both as Valparaiso collected its first road win of the season with a 65-50 defeat of Northern Illinois Thursday night at the Convocation Center in DeKalb.


Football

2014 Campaign Comes to a Close Saturday at Brown Field


A season chock full of progress comes to a close Saturday afternoon as Valpo welcomes Davidson to Brown Field in a 1:00 pm kickoff. Senior QB Ben Lehman needs just 20 passing yards to reach 2,000 for the season, while junior linebacker Alex Green requires three stops for his second consecutive 100-tackle campaign.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Travel to Central Michigan Tournament This Weekend


Valpo to face Arkansas-Pine Bluff Friday afternoon and Maine Sunday morning at the Central Michigan Tournament this weekend. Sunday's game (9:45 a.m. ET, 8:45 a.m CT) will be the Crusaders' earliest start since hosting a 7 a.m. game two seasons ago as part of ESPN's Tip-Off Marathon.


Men's Soccer

Men's Soccer Season Recap


The men's soccer team had one of its most successful seasons on and off the pitch in 2014. From the #oneValpo campaign to the programs' first-ever top-25 ranking, the Crusaders were champions in the community, classroom, and competition.


Volleyball

Valpo Heads to Horizon League Volleyball Championship


Crusaders enter the 2014 Horizon League Championship as the tournament's third seed, kick off tournament play from Oakland against sixth-seeded UIC Friday afternoon.


Men's Basketball

Balanced Offense Leads Valpo Past IUSB


Led by 17 points from David Skara, six Crusaders scored in double figures Wednesday night in Valpo's 91-55 victory at the ARC over IU South Bend.


Women's Basketball

Crusader Women Wrap Up Road Trip at NIU Thursday Evening


Valpo faces its first out-of-state opponent Thursday as Northern Illinois plays host to the Crusaders. The Huskies own a 17-2 advantage in the all-time series, but the Brown and Gold won the most recent affair, 54-49, last January in Valparaiso.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Basketball Preview


Valpo men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew joins Todd Ickow to discuss the first two games of the season, the play of Vashil Fernandez and E. Victor Nickerson and how the team approaches the week ahead with games against IU South Bend, Arkansas-Pine Bluff and Maine.


Men's Basketball

Game Day Parking: 2014-15 Men's Basketball


The installation of the Warren Hoger Track around Brown Field and the University’s purchase of the former Porter Hospital property have resulted in some changes and additions to the parking options for men’s basketball fans this season. Read on for more details.


Women's Basketball

Valpo Falls to Indiana Tuesday Night


Freshman Dani Franklin was 3-for-5 beyond the arc as her 11 points paced the Crusaders inside Assembly Hall Tuesday night. But Indiana's Tyra Buss and Larryn Brooks combined for 36 points and ten steals in a 81-49 Hoosier victory.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Men Face IUSB Wednesday Night


Crusaders look for their second straight home victory Wednesday night against IU South Bend. The game is the last chance for fans to catch Valpo at the ARC until December 6.


Women's Swimming

Segatto Named Horizon League Swimmer of the Week


Flavia Segatto was named the Horizon League Swimmer of the Week on Tuesday after a quartet of first-place finishes over the weekend.


Men's Basketball

Horizon League Announces Television Partnership with American Sports Network


The Horizon League has reached an agreement with the American Sports Network (ASN) to provide supplemental national television coverage of Horizon League basketball this season. ASN will produce ten Horizon League men's basketball games, including a pair of the Crusaders' league games.


Women's Basketball

Crusaders Begin Road Play Inside Iconic Assembly Hall


Valparaiso takes to the road for the first time Tuesday night when it squares off against Indiana. The Hoosiers waxed Gardner-Webb, 115-54, in their season opener Saturday. Tuesday represents the Crusaders’ first trip to Bloomington since Nov. 15th, 2006.


Volleyball

Campbell Named HL Co-Player of the Year; Five Crusaders Honored


Sophomore Emily Campbell becomes Valpo's first Player of the Year since 2008, earning Horizon League co-Player of the Year honors. Kelsey Berrington and Kelsey Victor joined Campbell on the All-League team, while Taylor Graboski and Allison Ketcham were named to the All-Freshman Team.


Football

Valpo Football Preview: Week 13


Valpo head football coach Dave Cecchini and Todd Ickow reviewed Saturday's gut-wrenching loss to San Diego, noted the team's increased confidence level, and look ahead to season finale this Saturday at home versus Davidson.


Volleyball

Campbell Claims Final League Player of the Week Honor


Sophomore Emily Campbell earned her second Horizon League Offensive Player of the Week honor of the year after hitting .410 with a league-best 40 kills in a pair of Valpo wins last week.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Fall at Missouri


Valparaiso could not overcome 32.6% shooting on the road at Missouri Sunday evening in Columbia, Mo., as the Tigers downed the Crusaders by a 56-41 final.


Football

Crusaders Fall to San Diego in Heartbreaker


The Crusaders fell on the road to San Diego on Saturday afternoon on a last-second Hail Mary, 32-27. Ben Lehman went 20-of-30 for 221 yards and two touchdowns, while Tanner Kuramata returned to action today with eight catches for 77 yards.


Volleyball

Crusaders Close Out Regular Season With Sweep


Valparaiso posts its best hitting percentage in over seven years in a three-set sweep of UIC to close out regular season action Saturday. Sophomore Emily Campbell moved into Valpo's single-season top-ten in kills early in the match.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Set To Take On Mizzou Sunday


Crusaders look to make it a perfect opening weekend as they play at Missouri Sunday evening at 5 p.m. The game can be seen live nationwide on the SEC Network.


Women's Bowling

Valpo Closes Out Final Fall Tournament


Sadie Jasinski rolls a 275 to highlight a pair of 200+ efforts, while Torrie Decker also posted a pair of 200+ games, but the Crusaders went just 1-3 on their final day at Nebraska.


Men's Swimming, Women's Swimming

Swimming Drops Duals at Eastern Illinois


The Crusaders dropped a pair of dual meets to Eastern Illinois on Saturday afternoon. The men fell just short 137-122 and the women lost 162-95.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Take Down ETSU in Season Opener


Four Crusaders score in double figures as Valparaiso opens the 2014-15 season with a 90-76 win over East Tennessee State.


Women's Basketball

Crusader Women Open Season with a Bang


Crusaders match their highest offensive output in a season opener since 1992 in a 91-57 victory over Butler on Friday evening. Five players finished in double figures including junior Abby Dean, who dropped in 21 points on 9-of-11 shooting.


Women's Soccer

Crusaders’ Season Comes to Heartbreaking End Friday


The Valparaiso women's soccer team kept #12/11 Notre Dame off the scoreboard for nearly the entirety of regulation in the first round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament on Friday, but the Irish broke through for a goal with 50 seconds to play to down the Crusaders, 1-0. The loss brings to a close the best season in program history (14-2-4) for Valpo.


Men's Swimming, Women's Swimming

Swimming Splits at Rose-Hulman


The Crusaders swimming teams split a dual meet at Rose-Hulman on Friday evening. The women won their second meet in a row, 117-86, while the men lost 158-78.


Men's Cross Country, Women's Cross Country

Top-Ten Crusader Times Close Season at Great Lakes Regional


The Crusaders cross country teams concluded their seasons today in Madison, Wis. at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional. Adam Bruno and David Rutkowski both set the third-best in Valpo history as they crossed the tape in 32:53.


Women's Bowling

Crusaders Continue at Nebraska Friday


Sadie Jasinski rolled a 268 game on Friday, the sixth-best individual effort in program history, as #15 Valparaiso continued action at the Big Red Invitational.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Men Welcome Relvao, Smits to Crusader Family


Crusaders add pair of big men in the early signing period, as Daniel Relvao and Derrik Smits have signed National Letters of Intent to join the Valpo program as freshmen in 2015-16.


Volleyball

Crusaders Set For Regular Season Finale


Valparaiso travels to UIC on Saturday with third place in the Horizon League standings on the line in the regular season finale.


Women's Basketball

Familiar Foe Visits ARC in Season Opener


Head coach Tracey Dorow is in search of her 250th career win as the Crusaders begin the 2014-15 regular season versus longtime rival Butler. In addition to a new coaching staff, the Bulldogs welcome six new players from a squad that went 10-8 in Big East play a season ago.


Women's Bowling

Crusaders Set New Program Record Thursday


#15 Valparaiso shatters previous five-game baker match record as the Crusaders opened up the Big Red Invitational from Lincoln, Neb. on Thursday night.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Set For 2014 NCAA Tournament


After claiming its first Horizon League championship last weekend, Valparaiso heads to its second NCAA Tournament in program history and first since 2005, making the hour trip east to take on #12/11 Notre Dame, a number-four national seed, Friday night at 6 p.m. CT. The Crusaders enter the NCAA Tournament winners of 12 straight matches, the nation’s second longest streak.


Baseball

Baseball Unveils 2015 Recruiting Class


Valparaiso head baseball coach Brian Schmack announced the signing of four student-athletes to the recruiting class of 2015: C Scott Kapers (Schererville, In./Mt. Carmel), RHP Grant Inman (Ft. Wayne, In./Ft. Wayne Carroll), RHP Montana Quigley (Lake Forest, Ca./El Toro), and SS Sam Shaikin (West Hills, Ca./Chatsworth).


Men's Basketball

Crusader Men Ready For Season Opener


The Valparaiso men's basketball team officially lifts the lid on the 2014-15 regular season Friday night at the ARC at 7:30 p.m. against East Tennessee State. The family of former Crusader head coach Gene Bartow will be on hand for a special pre-game ceremony, including ETSU head coach Murry Bartow, Gene's son.


Football

Crusaders Seek to Spoil San Diego's Title Hopes on Saturday


Valparaiso invades Southern California on Saturday for its penultimate game of the 2014 campaign. The Crusaders will carry the momentum of last week's 17-3 win over Butler into San Diego as the Toreros (8-1, 6-1 PFL) aim to clinch at least a share of the Pioneer Football League title.


Men's Track & Field, Women's Track & Field

Track Announces Indoor and Outdoor Schedules


Head coach Ryan Moore announced the schedules for the track and field teams on Tuesday, including the first-ever home meet on April 25 at Warren G. Hoger Track.


Volleyball

Crusaders Take Down IPFW in Five Tuesday


Emily Campbell tallies match-best 23 kills, Morgan Beil moves into Valpo's career top-ten in kills as well as the Crusaders earn a five-set win at IPFW Tuesday night.


Men's Tennis, Women's Tennis

Spring Tennis Schedules Released


The Valparaiso men's and women's tennis teams released its respective schedules Tuesday. The men host IPFW on Friday, January 30th at the Courts of NWI in their first home match of the spring while the women's home opener is slated for Friday, February 13th versus Nebraska-Omaha.


Men's Basketball

Valpo Basketball Preview


Head coach Bryce Drew sits down with Todd Ickow to look ahead as the Crusaders open up the 2014-15 season this weekend with a pair of games - a Friday night home game against East Tennessee State and a Sunday afternoon game at SEC foe Missouri.


Women's Soccer

Crusaders Head to Notre Dame for First Round of NCAA Tournament


Champions of the Horizon League, the Valparaiso women’s soccer team will make its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament since 2005 in close proximity to campus, as the Crusaders have been sent to Notre Dame for the first round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament. The game will be played Friday evening, November 14 at 6 p.m. CT.


Men's Soccer

Crusaders Fall to Vikings in Penalty Kicks in Horizon League Championships


The men's soccer team fell to Cleveland State in the first round of the Horizon League Championships in penalty kicks, 4-3, on Monday night.


Men's Soccer

Trio of Crusaders Honored with League Awards


Three Valpo men's soccer players were honored with Horizon League postseason awards on Monday. Zev Taublieb and Omar Lawrence were named Second-Team All-League, while Ramone Howell garnered All-Freshman Team honors.


Football

Valpo Football Preview: Week 12


Valpo head football coach Dave Cecchini joined Todd Ickow for this week's edition of the Valpo Football Preview. The two recapped Valpo's 17-3 statement win over Butler as well as what lies ahead for the Crusaders heading into their final road game of 2014.


Men's Soccer

Crusaders Travel to Cleveland State to open Horizon League Championships


Valpo travels to Cleveland State for a Monday night match against the Vikings to open the Horizon League Championships. Kickoff is set for 6:00 pm and can be seen on the Horizon League Network.


Football

Guilford Rewarded with PFL Defensive Player of the Week Honors


Junior defensive end accumulated three sacks as part of a seven-tackle performance that propelled Valpo to a 17-3 victory over Butler. The win brought the Hoosier Helmet back to Valparaiso for the first time since 2007.


Women's Soccer

Join the Crusaders For Selection Show Monday


The Crusaders find out where they're heading for the NCAA Tournament on Monday afternoon - selection show viewing party begins in Ballroom A of the Harre Union on campus at 3 p.m. The show will be streamed live on NCAA.com beginning at 3:30 p.m.


Women's Bowling

Valpo Closes Out Crusader Classic


#15 Valparaiso finished up the sixth annual Crusader Classic at Inman's on Sunday, placing tenth in the final bracket.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Claims 2014 Horizon League Championship


Tournament MVP April Cronin scored the game's lone goal in the 84th minute as the Valparaiso women's soccer team won the 2014 Horizon League Championship over Detroit Saturday night at Brown Field, 1-0. With the title, the Crusaders' first since joining the Horizon League, Valpo advances to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2005.


Football

Hoosier Helmet Returns to Valpo Following 17-3 Victory


Valpo's defense yielded its lowest point total versus Butler in 69 years as the Crusaders rolled to a 17-3 triumph at Brown Field on Saturday. Senior Ben Lehman threw for 157 yards and two touchdowns and added 45 yards on the ground while John Guilford netted three sacks. For the Brown and Gold, it was their first victory over Butler since 2007.


Volleyball

Crusaders Fall to Oakland Saturday


Crusaders fall on Senior Day at the ARC to Oakland, 3-1, despite 21 kills and 25 digs from Emily Campbell.


Women's Bowling

Valpo Defeats Nation's Top-Ranked Team On Day Two of Crusader Classic


Crusaders take down #1 Nebraska behind a 257 game from freshman Aubree Trexler to highlight 4-2 day on second day of action at the Crusader Classic.


Men's Swimming, Women's Swimming

Women Claim First Victory in Three Years Against Western Illinois


The Valpo women's swimming team claimed their first dual meet victory in three years as they took down Western Illinois on Saturday afternoon at the ARC pool.


Men's Soccer

Men’s Soccer Ties with Oakland, Advances to Horizon League Championships


Valpo clinched a spot in the Horizon League Championships with a 2-2 double-overtime draw against Oakland on Friday night. Nick Suker and Matt Gweh each scored goals to tie the game.


Men's Swimming, Women's Swimming

Gomez Barrientos Breaks Records at Lewis Dual


Dani Gomez Barrientos broke the school record in the women's 400 yard IM on Friday afternoon in a dual meet against Lewis.


Volleyball

Volleyball Sweeps Wright State Friday Evening


Seniors lead the way for Valparaiso one night before Senior Night, as Kelsey Victor hits .647 with 11 kills and Lindsey Hauch picks up 19 digs in a three-set sweep of Wright State.


Women's Bowling

Valpo Begins Crusader Classic With 3-3 Record


#15 Valpo splits six matches on opening day of the sixth annual Crusader Classic. #8 UW-Whitewater leads the team standings after day one.


Women's Soccer

Crusaders Advance to HL Championship Match With 2-0 Win


Goals from April Cronin and Vanesa Abad propel Crusaders to 2-0 win over Green Bay in semifinals of the Horizon League Championship. Valpo faces Detroit Saturday at 7 p.m. at Brown Field for the league title.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Open November with Exhibition Win over Grand Valley State


Alec Peters scores 17 points and Darien Walker adds 16 points, including a key seven-point stretch in the second half, as the Crusaders down Grand Valley State 60-52 Thursday night at the ARC in their lone exhibition game.


Football

Guilford Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District Team


Crusader junior John Guilford was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District 5 First Team for his performance on the field and in the classroom. The defensive end's nomination makes him eligible for Academic All-American recognition.


Volleyball

Volleyball Closes Out Home Slate This Weekend


Crusaders host Wright State on Friday evening and Oakland on Saturday afternoon in their final two home matches of the season at the ARC. Valpo will celebrate Senior Day on Saturday, honoring Morgan Beil, Lindsey Hauch and Kelsey Victor.


Women's Bowling

Valpo Set to Host Crusader Classic


The #15 Valparaiso bowling program welcomes a number of the nation’s top teams to Inman’s in Valparaiso this weekend for the sixth annual Crusader Classic, to be held Friday, November 7-Sunday, November 9.


Women's Soccer

Crusaders Set to Host HL Championship


Top-seeded Valparaiso opens up its 2014 Horizon League Championship at Brown Field against Green Bay at 7 p.m. Thursday evening. The game can be seen live on the Horizon League Network and at ESPN3.com.


Softball

Softball to Host Pair of Camps


Softball program to host All-Skills Camp January 18, Hitting and Pitching Camp February 15.


Football

Butler Comes to Town for Battle of Hoosier Helmet


After two weeks on the road, Valparaiso returns home to face off against Butler in the battle for the Hoosier Helmet. Kickoff is slated for 1:00 pm CT at Brown Field. 1,000 Crusader Scholarship Challenge points are up for grabs in what will be the Brown and Gold's second-to-last home game of the 2014 season.


Men's Soccer

Crusaders Host Oakland in Regular Season Finale


Valpo looks to finish the regular season strong and get in position for the Horizon League tournament with their regular season finale this Friday at 7:30 against Oakland at Brown Field. The match is worth 1,000 points in the Crusader Scholarship Challenge.


Women's Basketball

Crusaders Pegged 8th in Horizon League Preseason Poll


A poll of the league's head coaches, sports information directors, and various media members predicts an 8th place finish for the Valparaiso women's basketball team in the Horizon League.


Men's Basketball

What You Need to Know: Valpo Men's Basketball


On the eve of the Crusaders’ exhibition game against Grand Valley State, delve into a primer on what to expect on the hardwood from the Valparaiso men’s basketball team this season.


Men's Track & Field, Women's Track & Field

Track and Field to Host Shot Put Clinic


Head coach Ryan Moore announced a shot put clinic will he held at Valparaiso University on Dec. 7. Olympian and Crusader assistant coach Tom Pukstys will coordinate the clinic.


Volleyball

Ketcham Named Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week


Allison Ketcham picks up her second Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week award of the season after pacing the Crusaders in digs last weekend in a pair of sweeps.


Men's Swimming, Women's Soccer, Athletics

Castro Diaz, Cronin Named Athletes of the Month


Gonzalo Castro Diaz (men's swimming) and April Cronin (women's soccer) have been named the Valparaiso athletic department's Student-Athletes of the Month for October.


Women's Soccer

Valpo to Face Green Bay in HL Semis


The Crusaders will take on Green Bay at 7 p.m. Thursday evening at Brown Field in the second of the two semifinals of the 2014 Horizon League Championship. Detroit and Oakland will face off in the first semi, at 4:30 p.m.


Women's Soccer

Craven, Abad, Marovich Earn Speciality Awards; Six Crusaders Honored


Following a perfect league campaign, junior Rita Craven has been named Horizon League Player of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year. Vanesa Abad was tabbed Freshman of the Year; John Marovich named Coach of the Year. April Cronin, Shelby Oelschlager and Sydney Galvez-Daley joined Craven as All-League honorees.


Football

Valpo Football Preview: Week 11


Valpo head football coach Dave Cecchini and announcer Todd Ickow got together Monday for this week's edition of the Valpo Football Preview. The two looked back at this past Saturday's game at Dayton, looked ahead to Saturday's game versus Butler, and looked at some major contributions from true freshmen.


Women's Bowling

Crusaders Go 3-0 On Final Day at FDU


#15 Valparaiso posts a perfect 3-0 record on the final day of the FDU NJ Jamboree to enter the Crusader Classic next weekend with a 10-4 mark on the year.


Volleyball

Crusaders Close Out Perfect Weekend With YSU Sweep


Emily Campbell tallied 18 kills as the Crusader volleyball team closed out a perfect weekend with a sweep at Youngstown State Saturday evening.


Women's Bowling

Valpo Continues Play at FDU


Carly Larson breaks 200 in three of Saturday's six matches as #15 Valparaiso goes 3-3 in the middle day of competition at Fairleigh Dickinson.


Men's Cross Country, Women's Cross Country

Richardson, Bloy Garner All-League Honors at Horizon League Championships


Jessica Richardson and Liz Bloy garnered First-Team All-League honors with third and fifth placed finishes at the Horizon League Cross Country Championships on Saturday. Both the men and women finished in sixth place.


Men's Soccer

Men’s Soccer Falls in Heartbreaker to Green Bay


Valpo dropped a 2-1 overtime thriller to Green Bay on Saturday night. Matt Gweh collected his second goal of the season in the loss.


Women's Basketball

Crusader Women Drop Exhibition to UW-Parkside


The Valparaiso women’s basketball team opened up the 2014-15 campaign on Saturday afternoon at the ARC, dropping a 69-52 decision to UW-Parkside in exhibition action. Freshman Dani Franklin led the Crusaders with 13 points on 4-of-9 shooting.


Football

Flyers Hand Crusaders 42-19 Defeat


Valpo outgained Dayton 433-366 in total yards Saturday, but the Flyers sent the Crusaders into a tailspin with 28 unanswered points. Brandon Hall had his third 100-yard game in four weeks as the junior amassed 108 yards on 20 carries.


Volleyball

Crusaders Claim 20th Win of Season


The Valparaiso volleyball program reached the 20-win milestone for the 13th straight season on Friday with a three-set sweep at Cleveland State.


Women's Soccer

Crusaders Run the Table In Horizon League Play With Win at Green Bay


Quickest goal to start a match in program history propels Valpo to 4-1 win in regular season finale at Green Bay. With the win, the Crusaders close out a perfect Horizon League slate and match the program's single-season record for victories.


Women's Bowling

Crusaders Open Season at Fairleigh Dickinson


#15 Valparaiso goes 4-1 on opening day at FDU NJ Jamboree as Torrie Decker posts the field's fifth-best scoring average to lead the Crusaders.


Volleyball

Champion in Competition: Morgan Beil


Volleyball senior Morgan Beil has quietly put together one of the best careers by a Crusader in program history. As she enters the final few weeks of her playing career, read about her journey here at Valpo.


Women's Basketball

What You Need to Know - Valpo Women's Basketball


The Crusaders hit the hardwood in just over 24 hours when they welcome UW-Parkside to the ARC for an exhibition contest. Today, we delve into this season's team, schedule, and how the rest of the Horizon League projects.


Men's Cross Country, Women's Cross Country

Cross Country Preps for Horizon League Championships


Valpo's cross country teams travel to the Horizon League Championships this Saturday in Kenosha, Wis.


Volleyball

Valpo Volleyball Heads to Ohio This Weekend


The Crusader volleyball team continues the second half of Horizon League play this weekend with matches at Cleveland State and Youngstown State. Valpo enters the weekend just one win shy of 20 on the season.


Women's Bowling

What You Need to Know: Valpo Bowling


With the #15 Valparaiso bowling squad getting ready to kick off the 2014-15 campaign this weekend at Fairleigh Dickinson, get a brief preview of what you need to know heading into this season as the Crusaders aim for the second trip to the NCAA Tournament in program history.


Women's Soccer

Craven, Fassbinder Earn Academic All-District Honors


Crusader juniors Rita Craven and Jenny Fassbinder were both named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District V First Team for their performance on the field and in the classroom. Both Craven and Fassbinder are now eligible for Academic All-America honors.


Women's Soccer

John Marovich Joins the Valpo Coaches Show


Valparaiso women's soccer head coach John Marovich joins the Valpo Coaches Show following the Crusaders' clinching of the Horizon League regular season title last week. Players Sarrah Ludwig and Sydney Galvez-Daley join as well to discuss the team's goals for this season and how many of them still lie ahead.


Football

Football Opens November at Dayton


For the eighth time in the last nine seasons, Valpo opens the month of November away from Brown Field. The Dayton Flyers (5-0, 3-1 PFL) play host to the Brown and Gold on Saturday afternoon inside Welcome Stadium. The Flyers have enjoyed a 195-40-2 home record since moving there in 1974.


Women's Soccer

Crusaders Close Out Regular Season at Green Bay


The Valpo women's soccer team looks to keep its nine-match winning streak alive and close out a perfect Horizon League campaign Friday evening in Green Bay in the regular season finale.


Men's Soccer

Men’s Soccer Falls to Mastodons


The Crusaders dropped a non-league match to IPFW at Brown Field on a chilly Wednesday night, 1-0.


Men's Golf

Crusader Men Close Out Fall Season Tuesday


The Valparaiso men closed out their 2014 fall campaign at Toledo on Tuesday, as both Zach Cutler and Matt Ward finished inside the top-six in the final individual standings.


Men's Tennis

Honert, Gardner Bestowed Awards


Eric Honert, Valparaiso men's tennis all-time leader in singles victories, earned the 2014 Vernon John Award last week. The award recognizes the year's outstanding Colorado collegiate male player. Meanwhile, freshman Garrett Gardner was elected as the boy’s recipient of the Diane McNeal Jr. Sportsmanship Award per the Northeastern Ohio Tennis Association.


Men's Soccer

Crusaders Host IPFW, Travel to Green Bay in Penultimate Week of Regular Season


Men's soccer takes a break from Horizon League action to take on IPFW Wednesday night before traveling to Green Bay on Saturday night as the regular season winds down. Wednesday's match is worth 1,000 points in the Crusader Scholarship Challenge.


Women's Golf

Crusaders Rained Out on Final Day


Valpo was rained out of the final day of the Braun Intercollegiate as they wrapped up their fall season. Angie Kim led the Crusaders with a 78 and finished in a tie for 10th place.


Men's Golf

Crusaders Open Action at Toledo


Zach Cutler opens Rocket Individual Classic in fifth place as Crusaders begin final fall event on Monday.


Women's Golf

Kim Leads Valpo With Top-Ten Round


Angie Kim led the Crusaders in round one of thier final fall tournament with a 78 to finish in a tie for tenth place.


Women's Soccer

Galvez-Daley Earns Second League Award of Season


Sydney Galvez-Daley was named the Horizon League's co-Defensive Player of the Week after posting two clean sheets last week, matching the program record for single-season shutouts.


Football

Valpo Football Preview: Week 10


Valparaiso football head coach Dave Cecchini sits down with Todd Ickow on this week's edition of Valpo Football Preview, looking at the team's improved play last week at Morehead State, the emergence of Jarrett Morgan as a multi-faceted weapon, and the matchup this weekend at Dayton.


Men's Soccer

Men’s Soccer Announces Winter Camp


The Valparaiso men's soccer program is excited to announce the second annual VIP Winter Futsal Camp. This one day camp, to be held on Saturday, Dec. 20th, will provide male college bound soccer players with a unique opportunity to experience a high-intensity, high-pressure training environment similar to that seen at the college level.


Women's Soccer

Women's Soccer Claims Horizon League Regular Season Title


The Valpo women's soccer program won its first Horizon League regular season title, securing the championship with a 1-0 win over Detroit Saturday afternoon at Brown Field. Sarrah Ludwig nodded in the match-winner in the 70th minute off an Abby Kenyon throw-in.


Volleyball

Crusaders Sweep Green Bay Saturday Afternoon


Crusaders hit .269 as a team and limit Green Bay to .067 hitting in a three-set sweep of the Phoenix Saturday afternoon at the ARC.


Men's Soccer

Crusaders Battle to Draw With Panthers


Valpo drew to Milwaukee on Saturday night in double overtime, 1-1. Ramone Howell scored the lone goal for the Crusaders, while Nico Campbell finished with seven saves.


Football

Crusaders Drop 48-47 Heartbreaker to Morehead State


Valparaiso led Morehead State for over 59 minutes Saturday at Jayne Stadium. However, a four-yard touchdown run from Brandon Bornhauser with 17 seconds remaining gave the Eagles a 48-47 victory. The comeback spoiled Jarrett Morgan's thrilling debut on offense and special teams as well as outstanding efforts from Brandon Hall, J.J. Nunes, Alex Green, and Charles Carter.


Men's Swimming, Women's Swimming

Crusaders Drop Dual Meets At Cleveland State


Valpo traveled to Cleveland State Saturday afternoon for a dual meet. The women also took on Youngstown State. Gonazlo Castro Diaz and Dani Gomez Barrientos led the way with several top-ten all-time Crusader times.


Volleyball

Crusaders Fall to Panthers At Home


Valpo fell to league-leading Milwaukee Friday night, 3-1, as they began the second half of their Horizon League slate. Emily Campbell led the way with 20 kills and 19 digs, while Allison Ketchum chipped in 26 digs.


Football

Football Treks to Morehead State Saturday


The Crusaders hit the road for the first time in 29 days as they head to the Bluegrass State to take on the Morehead State Eagles. The last four meetings have all been shootouts with Valpo and Morehead State combining for no fewer than 52 points.


Men's Soccer

Valpo Battle Milwaukee At Home


The Crusaders continue Horizon League play this Saturday when they welcome Milwaukee to Brown Field. The match is worth 1,000 points in the Crusader Scholarship Challenge.


Men's Soccer

Mike Avery Joins the Valpo Coaches Show


Men's soccer head coach Mike Avery sat down with Aaron Leavitt to reflect upon last week's matches, discuss the emergence of freshman midfielder Ramone Howell, and examine the team's home-friendly schedule heading towards the finish line of the regular season.


Volleyball

Valpo Opens Second Half of League Play This Weekend


Crusaders host Milwaukee Friday night and Green Bay Saturday afternoon to begin the second half of Horizon League play. Both matches are worth 1,000 points for the Crusader Scholarship Challenge.


Women's Soccer

Crusaders Tame Panthers, Remain Perfect Within League Play


Crusaders take down Milwaukee for first time in program history to remain perfect in Horizon League play, as April Cronin scored the match-winner early on in a 1-0 victory. Valpo will play for a shot at the league regular season title against Detroit on Saturday afternoon at Brown Field.


Women's Bowling

Alyssa Meade Joins Valpo All-Access


Crusader bowler Alyssa Meade joins Valpo All-Access to demonstrate how to roll the perfect strike.


Men's Golf

Crusader Men Close Out Dayton Fall Invitational


Joe Harris earned a top-five finish as the Crusader men's golf team closed out the Dayton Fall Invitational on Tuesday.


Women's Golf

Kim Leads Crusaders on Final Day at Dayton


Angie Kim shot a season-low 77 to finish in a tie for 11th place at the Dayton Fall Invitational. Valpo finished in a tie for 11th as well.


Volleyball

Crusaders Take Down Chicago State


13 Crusaders see action as Valpo sweeps Chicago State on the road Tuesday evening. Rachel Bruinsma leads the Crusader effort with a career-high 12 kills.


Women's Soccer

Crusaders Look to Clinch HL Title at Home This Week


The Valparaiso women's soccer team has a shot at securing its first Horizon League regular season championship this week, as the Crusaders host Milwaukee on Wednesday evening (7:30 p.m.) and Detroit on Saturday (2 p.m.). Both games are worth 1,000 points in the Crusader Scholarship Challenge.


Men's Golf

Crusader Men Ninth After Day One at Dayton


The Valparaiso men's golf team closed the first day of action at the Dayton Fall Invitational just 11 shots out of first place. Joe Harris enters the final day of action in seventh place individually.


Women's Golf

Selig, Kim Pace Crusaders with Top-Twenty Rounds


A.J. Selig and Angie Kim lead the Crusaders with season-low scores at the first round of the Dayton Fall Invitational.


Women's Cross Country

Richardson Named Horizon League Runner of the Week for Third Time


Jessica Richardson was named the Horizon League Runner of the Week for the third time this season. She broke her PR by 40 seconds at the Bradley Pink Classic this past weekend.


Football

Valpo Football Preview: Week 9


Head football coach Dave Cecchini and Todd Ickow talked about the Crusaders' defensive performance this past Saturday, the quarterback scenario heading into Morehead State, as well as the re-emergence of running back Jake Hutson in this week's edition of Valpo Football Preview.


Volleyball

Valpo Can't Overcome Bison Sunday Evening


Despite five players in double figures in kills and 101 total digs, the Crusaders dropped a five-set decision to North Dakota State at the ARC Sunday evening.


Men's Tennis

Schorsch/Emhardt Advance to Semifinals, Drop Tight Contest to #16 Team in Nation


It took the 16th-ranked doubles team in the country to finally slow down the sophomore duo of Jeffrey Schorsch and Charlie Emhardt. Ohio State's Ralf Steinbach and Kevin Metka scored a narrow 6-4, 6-4 win over the Crusader tandem in the semifinals of the ITA Regionals in Ann Arbor, Mich. Schorsch/Emhardt advanced to the semis after they blew past Notre Dame's Drew Dawson/Eric Schnurrenberger, 8-1, in the quarterfinals.


Football

Football Postgame Press Conference


Head football coach Dave Cecchini, wide receiver Ryan Shea, and cornerback Dale Cook address the media following yesterday's game versus Drake.


Men's Soccer

#22 Crusaders Power Past Vikings Behind Aidoud’s Goal


The #22 Crusaders picked up a crucial win in the Horizon League against Cleveland State, 1-0. Jordan Aidoud provided the scoring with his team-leading fourth goal in the 59th minute.


Men's Swimming, Women's Swimming

Gomez Barrientos Swims into Record Books Again at Indiana Intercollegiate


Freshman Dani Gomez Barrientos continued to impress and break her way into the record books, setting top-five times in the 200 IM and 500 freestyle.


Men's Tennis

Schorsch/Emhardt Keep Rolling, Advance to Quarterfinals


The Valpo men's tennis program entered this week's ITA Regionals in search of its first ever doubles win. Sophomores Jeffrey Schorsch and Charlie Emhardt have steamrolled their way into the quarterfinals and now stand two victories away from the championship match.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Remains Perfect In League Play With Win at WSU


Goals from April Cronin and Vanesa Abad bring the Crusaders back from a one-goal deficit for a 2-1 win at Wright State. Valpo remains perfect in Horizon League play (5-0-0), extends its unbeaten streak to 13 consecutive matches and secures a spot in the Horizon League Championship.


Football

Upset Bid over Drake Stalls in 4th Quarter


For the second straight season, a fourth-quarter lead over Drake escaped Valpo. A QB sneak and an interception returned for a touchdown gave the Bulldogs a 17-9 win Saturday at Brown Field.


Men's Tennis

Men's Tennis Nets Singles, Doubles Wins in Main Draw of ITA Regionals


Jeffrey Schorsch outlasted NIU's Simon Formont in three sets to win his opening round match in singles play at the ITA Regionals. Schorsch later paired up with Charlie Emhardt as the duo coasted to an 8-1 victory in the main draw. Teammates Dave Bacalla and Chase Hamilton got in on the fun with an 8-6 triumph over Wisconsin's #1 doubles team.


Volleyball

Crusaders Fall at Home to UIC


Crusaders post 18 blocks over four sets on Friday, led by ten rejections from freshman Taylor Graboski, but fall to UIC, 3-1, to close out the first half of Horizon League play.


Men's Cross Country, Women's Cross Country

Richardson Sets New Personal Best with Top-Ten Finish at Bradley Classic


Jessica Richardson broke her personal best and second-best Valpo time in a 6K with her 21:12.4 and seventh place finish at the Bradley Pink Classic to pace the Crusaders on Friday.


Football

Drake Wraps Up Three-Game Homestand for Football


Saturday will be a battle of first-year head coaches as Rick Fox guides his Bulldogs into Valparaiso versus the Dave Cecchini-led Crusaders. Drake's defensive line touts 12.5 sacks and 18 tackles for a loss through the team's first six games. Meanwhile, Valpo's offensive line has yielded just two sacks all season, the second-fewest in the nation.


Women's Soccer

Women's Soccer Heads to Wright State Saturday


The Valparaiso women's soccer team looks to maintain its spot atop the Horizon League standings and extend its program-record unbeaten streak Saturday afternoon with a key league matchup at Wright State.


Men's Tennis

Emhardt Wins Opening Pair of Singles Matches at ITA Regionals


Sophomore Charlie Emhardt defeated Notre Dame's Drew Dawson and NIU's Kevin Daun in straight sets to advance to the Round of 16 in the qualifying draw at the ITA Regionals Thursday. Junior Michael Savaglio and sophomore Kyle Dunn fell in both of their first two singles matches. Main draw play begins Friday afternoon.


Volleyball

Carin Avery Joins the Valpo Coaches Show


Volleyball head coach Carin Avery joins the Valpo Coaches Show this week to talk about the team's results last weekend, Morgan Beil's influence over her four-year career and the milestone she reached last weekend, and what has made for the program's consistent success over the last decade-plus as the Crusaders near 20 wins again this season.


Men's Soccer

#22 Valpo falls to Detroit at Home


The #22 Crusaders fell to league rival Detroit Wednesday night, 1-0. Nico Campbell made five saves for the Valpo.


Men's Basketball

Peters Named Preseason First Team Selection; Crusaders Picked Fourth


Sophomore forward Alec Peters has been named a preseason First Team All-Horizon League selection, while the Valparaiso men’s basketball team has been picked to finish fourth in the Horizon League standings in 2014-15.


Baseball

Team Turmoil Crowned Fall World Series Champs


Team Turmoil silenced numerous prognosticators Tuesday at Emory G. Bauer Field when they finished off a sweep of The Moneyballers in the Fall World Series. Mark Johnson was named Most Valuable Player while newcomer Luke Syens claimed the Series' Cy Young Award.


Volleyball

Crusaders Wrap Up First Half of League Play


Valpo hosts UIC on Friday evening to wrap up the first half of Horizon League action before stepping out of league play to host North Dakota State on Sunday and travel to Chicago State on Tuesday. Both of this weekend's home matches are worth 1,000 Crusader Challenge points.


Women's Golf

Crusaders Move up a Spot, Conclude Play at Rocket Classic


Valpo concluded play today at the Rocket Classic, moving up one spot to finish 11th. Sibil Gill led the Crusaders with a 247 over three rounds.


Men's Tennis

Savaglio Named Horizon League Player of the Week


Michael Savaglio went undefeated in both singles and doubles play at the Valparaiso Fall Invitational. Thanks to wins over Cardinal Stritch, Chicago State, and Western Illinois, the junior is now 9-2 in singles action and 8-3 in doubles play.


Men's Soccer

Valpo welcome Detroit; visit Cleveland State in League action


The Valparaiso men's soccer team returned to the polls this week as they were ranked 22nd in Soccer America's poll and 25th in Top Drawer Soccer's poll. The team returns to the pitch this week with league games against Detroit and Cleveland State. Wednesday's game against Detroit is worth 1,000 point in the Crusader Scholarship Challenge.


Women's Golf

Gill Ties Career Low as Crusaders Battle Through Elements


The Crusaders played 36 holes today while junior Sibil Gill shot a career-low two over in round one. She was one stroke off her career-low 74 as well.


Men's Tennis

Lucas Waak Joins Valpo All-Access


Valparaiso men's tennis junior Lucas Waak joins Valpo All-Access to demonstrate the art of serving.


Football

Valpo Football Preview: Week 8


Head football coach Dave Cecchini joined Todd Ickow on the Valpo Football Preview Monday. The two revisited the Crusaders' 55-7 victory over Missouri Baptist, touched upon wide receiver Andrew Cassara's status, and discussed what the Brown and Gold need to do to knock off a 3-3 Drake squad on Saturday.


Men's Soccer

Aidoud Named Player of the Week After Three-Goal Week


Junior Jordan Aidoud was named the Horizon League Offensive Player of the Week after collecting three goals and an assist last week. Aidoud leads the team with 10 points and is tied for the team lead in goals.


Women's Soccer

Rogers Claims League Weekly Honor


Freshman Grace Rogers was named co-Defensive Player of the Week by the Horizon League on Monday following her performance in the Crusaders' two victories last week.


Men's Track & Field, Women's Track & Field, Athletics

Hoger Track Dedicated Saturday Afternoon


In front of a large Homecoming crowd, the Warren G. Hoger Track was officially dedicated at Brown Field during halftime of Saturday's football game.


Women's Soccer

Rogers’ Golden Goal Makes It Six Straight Wins for Women’s Soccer


Crusader freshman Grace Rogers finds the back of the net in the 100th minute to give Valpo the 1-0 win in extra time over Youngstown State Saturday night. The Crusaders remained perfect in Horizon League play with the win at the halfway point of the league schedule.


Football

Crusaders Explode for 55 Points in Homecoming Rout


Valpo football gave a packed Homecoming crowd at Brown Field Saturday afternoon quite the show, recording the highest point total by a Crusader team in over 18 years as they rolled to a 55-7 victory over Missouri Baptist.


Volleyball

Crusaders Bounce Back, Sweep Wright State


Allison Ketcham records team highs with 16 kills and 14 digs as the Crusaders bounce back from Friday night's defeat with a sweep at Wright State on Saturday.


Men's Soccer

Crusaders Score Five in the Second Half to Mount Comeback Against WSU


Valpo scored five second half goals as they knocked off Wright State in Horizon League play 5-2. Jordan Aidoud and Stian Sandbekkhaug each scored two goals for the Crusaders.


Volleyball

Crusaders Fall on the Road at Oakland


Morgan Beil becomes just the 13th player in Valpo volleyball history to surpass the 1,000-kill milestone for her career, but the Crusaders fell in four sets Friday night at Oakland.


Men's Basketball

Champions in Community: Valpo Men's Basketball at ValPlayso


Check out the attached video, as the Valparaiso men's basketball team took time out from preseason practice Thursday morning to help the Valpo community in its rebuilding of ValPlayso Park.


Baseball

Fall World Series Begins Saturday Morning


Reigning Horizon League Co-Pitcher of the Year Dalton Lundeen will toe the hill opposite sophomore Mario Losi in Game 1 of the Fall World Series Saturday morning at 10 am. Games 2 and 3 will be held Monday and Wednesday, respectively.


Volleyball

Valpo Faces Pair of Road Matches This Weekend


Crusaders put their 16-2 record on the line this weekend with Horizon League road matches at Oakland, Wright State.


Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Valparaizone

Valpo Hoops Dodgeball Challenge Set for October 16


The ValparaiZone and Valpo Men's and Women's Basketball Teams are excited to announce the Valpo Hoops Dodgeball Challenge for students. This event, which will take place Thursday, October 16, at 7:00 p.m. in the ARC, is sure to generate excitement around the upcoming basketball season.


Women's Soccer

John Marovich Joins the Valpo Coaches Show


Women's soccer head coach John Marovich joins the Valpo Coaches Show to talk about the team's perfect start to Horizon League play, the performance of the Crusaders' midfield in recent weeks, and how the team and program have handled being ranked recently.


Football

Crusaders Welcome Upstart Spartans to Town for Homecoming Game


Saturday's Homecoming football game will represent the first-ever athletic contest between Valparaiso and Missouri Baptist. The Brown and Gold are looking to give head coach Dave Cecchini his first home victory while the Spartans aim for their inaugural win as a football program. 1400 Crusader Scholarship Challenge points are up for grabs in the 1 pm tilt at Brown Field.


Women's Soccer

Crusaders Remain Perfect In League Play With Win at UIC


Valparaiso improves to a perfect 3-0-0 in Horizon League action and extends its unbeaten streak to 11 matches with a 2-1 win Wednesday at UIC. Rita Craven scored the match-winning goal, tying her for the most game-winners in a single season in program history.


Athletics

Nominations Being Accepted for Valparaiso Athletics Hall of Fame


Nominations are open through Monday, October 13 to be included in the pool of candidates for the Valparaiso University Hall of Fame Class of 2015. Former student-athletes whose last season of competition was 2008-09 or earlier are eligible to be nominated.


Men's Golf

Winters Earns Weekly Award From Horizon League


Eric Winters becomes the second Crusader men's golfer to earn Golfer of the Week honors from the Horizon League this season following his top-ten performance earlier this week.


Men's Soccer

Crusaders Tally Season High in Goals with Non-League Win at IUPUI


Valpo tallied a season-high three goals Tuesday night as they beat in-state rival IUPUI, 3-1. Jordan Aidoud, Matt Gweh and Stian Sandbekkhaug each recorded a goal.


Women's Soccer

Crusader Women Face Pair of Key League Matches


The Valparaiso women's soccer team travels to take on first-year program UIC Wednesday in Chicago before returning home for a showdown with first-place Youngstown State Saturday night. Saturday's match will be the Crusaders' annual breast cancer awareness match, worth 1,000 points in the Crusader Scholarship Challenge.


Men's Golf

Crusaders Finish Off Action at Firestone Invitational


Eric Winters finishes in seventh place in the individual standings as the Crusaders finish tenth as a team at the Firestone Invitational.


Women's Soccer

Crusaders Earn First Regional Ranking in Program History


The Valparaiso women’s soccer team continues to reach new heights in 2014, as it was announced today that the Crusaders had cracked the NSCAA Great Lakes Region poll for the first time in program history.


Men's Soccer

Valpo breaks from league action with IUPUI tilt, resume league play Friday against Raiders


The Crusaders return to the pitch Tuesday night with a match against in-state foe IUPUI before returning home for Homecoming Friday night as they host Wright State. Friday's match is worth 1,000 point in the Crusader Scholarship Challenge.


Women's Bowling

Valpo Bowling Announces 2014-15 Schedule


Tournaments at five of the nation's top-seven teams highlight the Crusaders' 2014-15 schedule. Valpo will also host the Crusader Classic in early November, welcoming ten squads ranked in the nation's top-20 in the NTCA preseason poll.


Men's Golf

Crusaders Open Up Firestone Invitational Monday


Valparaiso men sit in fifth place after opening 36 holes at Firestone Invitational, just seven shots out of second place. Eric Winters is sixth in the individual standings.


Women's Cross Country

Richardson Earns Second Runner of the Week Honor After Setting Personal Best


Jessica Richardson earns her second Horizon League Runner of the Week after setting the second fastest Crusader women's 5K time this weekend at Notre Dame.


Football

Valpo Football Preview: Week 7


Todd Ickow caught up with head football coach Dave Cecchini Monday afternoon. Ickow and Cecchini recapped Saturday's loss to Marist, discussed receiver Tanner Kuramata's role in the offense, and looked ahead to what fans expect this week with Missouri Baptist coming to town for Homecoming.


Volleyball

Beil Earns Athlete of the Week Honor


Valparaiso senior right side hitter Morgan Beil has been named Horizon League Offensive Player of the Week following her record-setting performance last weekend in a win over Cleveland State.


Women's Tennis

Women's Tennis Picks Up Landmark Win at UIC Invitational


Freshman Cary Milanes did something Saturday that no other women's tennis player has ever done at Valpo under head coach Traci Young: beat a Mid-American Conference (MAC) opponent. Milanes outlasted NIU's Evelyn Youel 6-4, 6-3 at the UIC Flames Outdoor Courts.


Women's Soccer

Cronin, Warner Tally Goals in Crusaders’ Win Over Loyola


Senior Kristen Warner scored the game-winning goal, the first of her career, and senior Erika Schoemann registered her first career assist on Valpo's first goal as the Crusaders extended their unbeaten streak to ten matches with a 2-1 win Saturday over Loyola on Senior Night.


Volleyball

Beil Sets Program Record as Crusaders Defeat Cleveland State


Senior Morgan Beil set a new Crusader record for hitting percentage in a four-set match as Valpo improved to 16-2 on the year Saturday with a 3-1 win over Cleveland State.


Men's Tennis

Valparaiso Fall Invitational Closes with More Crusader Wins


The Crusaders won all but one match in the final day of the Valparaiso Fall Invitational on Saturday. Overall, the Brown and Gold went 39-1 in singles and 15-0 in doubles over Cardinal Stritch, Chicago State, and Western Illinois.


Women's Tennis

Hamel/Hebble Capture Doubles Win at UIC Invitational


The doubles portion of the UIC Invitational was held at Match Point Tennis Center in Griffith, Indiana on Saturday. Kaitlyn Hamel and Kathleen Hebble teamed up to defeat Northern Illinois' Cristina Alvarez/Abigail Dekkinga 8-7 (3) in the opening round.


Football

Crusaders Drop PFL Contest to Marist


Marist continued its winning ways over the Brown and Gold Saturday afternoon with a 35-7 victory at Brown Field. The Red Foxes took advantage of a pair of gaffes on Valpo's special teams while yielding just 239 yards of total offense.


Volleyball

Crusaders Take Down YSU Friday Night


Crusaders rebound after dropping the first set to defeat Youngstown State 3-1 Friday evening. The win moves Valpo to 15-2 on the season and 2-1 in Horizon League play.


Men's Tennis

Crusaders Run the Table in Day 1 of Valparaiso Fall Invitational


Men's tennis opened the Valparaiso Fall Invitational Friday with a combined 20-0 record in singles play and a 5-0 mark in doubles. Cardinal Stritch, Chicago State, Western Illinois, and the Crusaders will wrap up play tomorrow at the Courts of NWI.


Men's Cross Country, Women's Cross Country

Richardson Sets Second-Fastest Time, Paces Crusaders at Notre Dame


Jessica Richardson beat her previous personal best by almost a minute as she set the second-fastest Crusader time ever with her sixth place finish at the Notre Dame Invite.


Men's Soccer

Serratore Joins Valpo All-Access


Valparaiso men's soccer goalkeeper Tom Serratore joins Valpo All-Access to discuss and demonstrate the art of being a goalkeeper.


Softball

Crusaders’ Final Home Doubleheader Postponed to Sunday


The Valparaiso softball team’s final doubleheader of the fall season has been postponed from Saturday to Sunday due to precipitation over the past 24 hours and forecasted rain into the start of the weekend. The twinbill between the Crusaders and Grand Valley State will now start on Sunday afternoon at noon at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.


Women's Soccer

Women's Soccer Hosts Loyola on Senior Night Saturday


The Valparaiso women's soccer team steps outside Horizon League play for the final time Saturday evening, as it puts a nine-match unbeaten streak on the line at Brown Field against Loyola. The Crusaders' five seniors will be honored prior to the match on Senior Night. The game is worth 1,000 points for the Crusader Scholarship Challenge.


Football

Football Opens Three-Game Homestand Saturday vs. Marist


The Crusaders played three of their first four games away from Brown Field. Saturday's noon kickoff represents the start of a three-game set at home as Marist comes to town in search of its first win. At halftime, Valparaiso University will recognize the 1964 Indiana Collegiate Conference Co-Champion team led by Hall of Famers Emory G. Bauer and Walt Reiner.


Women's Bowling

Bowling Tabbed 15th in Preseason Poll


The Valparaiso bowling program will enter the 2014-15 season ranked #15 nationally, as the National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA) released its preseason poll this week.


Softball

Softball, Six Players Earn NFCA Academic Honors


Crusaders earn All-Academic Team Honors from the NFCA for a fourth consecutive year, while six players received All-America Scholar-Athlete accolades as well.


Men's Soccer, Volleyball, Athletics

Nico Campbell, Emily Campbell Named Valpo Athletes of the Month


Nico Campbell (men's soccer) and Emily Campbell (volleyball) have been named the Valparaiso athletic department's Student-Athletes of the Month for August/September.


Volleyball

Volleyball Returns Home For Pair of League Matches


Crusaders return to the ARC, hosting Youngstown State Friday night and Cleveland State Saturday afternoon. First 200 fans to Friday's match get a free Valpo Volleyball t-shirt, while Saturday is the Crusaders' annual breast cancer awareness match. Both matches are worth 1,000 points for the Crusader Scholarship Challenge.


Men's Soccer

Crusaders Fall to UIC on the Road


#25 Valpo fell on the road Wednesday night to league foe UIC, 1-0. Jordan Aidoud led the squad with three shots on goal.


Men's Tennis, Softball, Volleyball, Athletics

Crusaders Raising Money as Part of Breast Cancer Awareness Activities


The Valparaiso University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will be raising money for the American Cancer Society at home events throughout the next month as part of its Breast Cancer Awareness campaign.


Men's Soccer

Mike Avery Joins the Valpo Coaches Show


Fresh off of earning a national ranking for the first time in program history, Valparaiso men's soccer head coach Mike Avery joins the Valpo Coaches Show and discusses how the team has dealt with being ranked, looks back at the last couple games and looks ahead to tonight's Horizon League battle with UIC.


Men's Tennis

Schorsch/Emhardt Go Toe-to-Toe with #5 Doubles Team in Country


Sophomores Jeffrey Schorsch and Charlie Emhardt gave the fifth-ranked doubles team in the nation all it could handle in their first round match against San Diego's Jordan Angus and Filip Vittek at the ITA All-American Tournament Tuesday in Tulsa. The Crusader duo eventually dropped a 6-4, 7-6 (4) result at the Case Tennis Center Tuesday in Tulsa, Okla.


Men's Soccer

Check Out the #oneVALPO Facebook Page!


Your one-stop shop for everything regarding the men's soccer program's #oneVALPO campaign is now available at Facebook.com/oneVALPO. The page will be updated with all the latest videos and #oneVALPO promises, from groups on the Valparaiso campus, opposing teams and members of the community.


Men's Soccer

Crusaders Battle Flyers to Draw in Double-Overtime Thriller


The #25 Crusaders faced off with the Dayton Flyers at Brown Field on Monday night. Nick Suker scored in the 90th minute to tie the game and send the game into overtime.


Men's Swimming, Women's Swimming

Crusaders Open Season with Butler Invitational


The men's and women's swimming and diving teams opened their season at the Butler Invitational on Sunday.


Football

Valpo Football Preview: Week 6


Head football coach Dave Cecchini and Todd Ickow reviewed Saturday's game at Campbell, and discussed the challenge ahead versus Marist in this week's edition of Valpo Football Preview.


Men's Soccer

Crusaders Ranked Ninth In RPI, 25th in TDS Poll


Valpo is ranked ninth in this weeks RPI rankings, the highest ever for the Crusaders. The Crusaders are also ranked 25th in this week’s Top Drawer Soccer poll, the first top-25 ranking in program history in any poll.


Women's Soccer

Oelschlager Earns Horizon League Weekly Award


Valparaiso redshirt sophomore Shelby Oelschlager has been named the Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week for her work at center back in the Crusaders’ pair of shutouts last week.


Men's Soccer

Taublieb earns League, National Honors after two-goal week


Senior Zev Taublieb has been named the Horizon League Offensive Player of the Week and was named to College Soccer News Team of the Week after his two goal week.


Men's Soccer

Crusaders battle with Dayton, resume league action with trip to UIC


Valpo returns home for a Monday night showcase against the Dayton Flyers in a one-game break from league action before venturing up to Chicago for a battle with Horizon League foe UIC. Monday's game is worth 1,000 Crusader Scholarship Challenge points.


Men's Tennis

Men's Tennis Wraps Up Weekend with Wins


Down in Tulsa, Charlie Emhardt won his consolation match over Austin Peay's Iago Seffrin 6-2, 7-6 (5) at the ITA All-American Championships. Up in Kalamazoo, Garrett Gardner took the Flight F championship with a straight set victory over Green Bay's Michael Tebon, while Michael Savaglio and Chase Hamilton captured 3rd place finishes in Flights C and G, respectively. Daniel Oakes also won the Flight G consolation title.


Football

Red Zone Woes, Turnovers Cost Crusaders in 34-24 Loss to Campbell


Seniors Ben Lehman and Andrew Cassara tallied career offensive numbers. Fellow senior Tanner Kuramata turned in a monster 2014 PFL debut as well, as he snagged six catches for 151 yards, but two critical turnovers proved too much to overcome for the Crusaders Saturday night in Buies Creek, N.C.


Women's Soccer

Wenzel’s Golden Goal Gives Valpo Win at CSU


Robin Wenzel's goal in the 93rd minute gives the Crusaders a 1-0 win over Cleveland State, setting a new program record as Valpo is now unbeaten in its last nine matches. The Crusaders are also top of the table in the Horizon League, the only team with six points through two games.


Men's Tennis

Bacalla, Schorsch Collect First Round Wins in Opening Day of ITA All-American Championships


Sophomore defeated Oral Roberts' Michael Sosnowski in straight sets before falling 6-3, 6-2 to Troy's Daniel Bustamante in the first day of the ITA All-American Championships in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Jeffrey Schorsch got past Wichita State's Jocelyn Devilliers in three sets before losing to Rishab Agarwal of Mississippi State in the second round.


Volleyball

Crusaders Drop Five-Set Duel at Milwaukee


Crusaders fall in hard-fought five-set match at Milwaukee in matchup of the top two teams in the league's preseason poll. Emily Campbell led all players with 21 kills.


Men's Tennis

Youth Prospers in Singles Play at Vredevelt Invitational


Freshman Garrett Gardner advanced to the championship match of Flight F singles after a 2-0 day at the Vredevelt Invitational in Kalamazoo, Michigan Saturday. Fellow newcomer Chase Hamilton will compete in Sunday's third place tilt following a win over Michigan State's Paul Heeder.


Men's Soccer

Crusaders Welcome Bruins to Horizon League with Win


Valpo welcomed new Horizon League member Belmont on Friday night with a 2-1 victory. The win moves the Crusaders' record to 5-1-2 and 1-0 in the Horizon League.


Volleyball

Crusaders Down Green Bay in HL Opener


Crusaders win 13th straight match, tying the second-longest streak in program history, as they sweep Green Bay in their Horizon League opener Friday. Emily Campbell led the way offensively, hitting .400 with 18 kills, while Morganne Longoria led all players with 20 digs. The win was the 300th at Valpo for head coach Carin Avery.


Men's Tennis

Opening Day of Vredevelt Invitational in the Books


The Crusader duos of Kyle Dunn/Chase Hamilton and Michael Savaglio/Lucas Waak claimed victories in Flight B and C doubles respectively, Friday. Meanwhile, Brian Hickey teamed up with Cleveland State's Kevin Goth to take an 8-7 victory over Green Bay's Rowan Isaaks/Florian Kraenzler in day one of the Vredevelt Invitational hosted by Western Michigan.


Men's Soccer, Athletics

#oneVALPO Initiative Sweeping Communities Near and Far


A pair of disgraceful incidents on the soccer field last year have served as a catalyst for virtuous change on - and off - the pitch for Valpo Men's Soccer. The club's #oneVALPO campaign has flourished as head coach Mike Avery has received unanimous support both internally and from competition.


Volleyball

Volleyball Starts League Play in Wisconsin This Weekend


Valparaiso puts its 12-match winning streak on the line for the opening of Horizon League play this weekend in Wisconsin. The Crusaders face off against Green Bay Friday night and Milwaukee Saturday afternoon.


Volleyball

Carin Avery Joins the Valpo Coaches Show


Coming off of a third consecutive tournament title, Valparaiso volleyball head coach Carin Avery joins the Valpo Coaches Show to take a look at what's been working for her team the past few weeks, talk about the Crusaders' performance last weekend and look ahead to the start of Horizon League play this week.


Women's Soccer

Crusaders Run Unbeaten Streak to Eight With Win Over Oakland


Crusaders score three times in the first half, including a pair of goals from Rita Craven, to defeat Oakland 3-0 in their Horizon League opener. With the win, Valpo runs its unbeaten streak to eight straight matches, tying a program record.


Football

Crusaders Aim to Make it Four Straight Wins over Camels on Saturday


Valpo football will play under the lights for the third time in a month Saturday night when Campbell plays host to the Brown and Gold at Barker-Lane Stadium in Buies Creek, N.C. at 6 pm ET/5 pm CT. It will represent the seventh straight season the two teams have faced each other, with the Crusaders having won the last three meetings.


Men's Swimming, Women's Swimming

Crusaders Announce 2014-15 Schedules


The Valpo swimming and diving teams announced their 2014-15 schedules on Tuesday.


Men's Soccer

Taublieb’s First Goal Lifts Crusaders in Overtime Thriller


The Crusaders fought to another overtime victory, this time over Loyola, 1-0. Senior captain Zev Taublieb sent home the game-winner in the 94th minute.


Men's Golf

Crusaders, Cutler Emerge Victorious at CSU Cougar Classic


The Valparaiso men's golf team split into two squads for the CSU Cougar Classic, and came out with first and third-place finishes. Freshman Zach Cutler claimed individual medalist honors.


Women's Golf

Crusaders Finish Strong At Cardinal Classic


Valpo concluded action today at the Cardinal Classic hosted by Ball State. Annie Gaugert led the way with a plus-four 76 for the day and the Crusaders finished in 14th place.


Women's Soccer

Women's Soccer Set For Start of League Play


The start of the Horizon League slate is on tap for the Valparaiso women's soccer team this week. The Crusaders host Oakland Wednesday evening to open league play (worth 1,000 points in the Crusader Scholarship Challenge) before heading to Cleveland State Saturday night.


Men's Tennis, Women's Tennis

Valpo Sweeps Weekly Horizon League Tennis Honors


Charlie Emhardt and Paige Heuer were both named Horizon League Players of the Week Tuesday after undefeated weeks on the court.


Men's Golf

Crusaders Lead After Day One at CSU


Valparaiso's pair of teams sit in first and third place after day one at the CSU Cougar Classic. Nick Seitz is tied for the individual lead.


Football

Valpo Football Preview: Week 5


Head football coach Dave Cecchini sat down with Todd Ickow, the Voice of the Crusaders, on Monday. Cecchini and Ickow revisited Valpo's win last Saturday at William Jewell, the defense's role in the Crusader comeback, and what his team can expect from Campbell.


Women's Golf

Kim Leads Crusaders on Day One of Cardinal Classic


Angie Kim shot a 79 and finished tied for 34th to lead the Crusaders on day one of the Cardinal Classic. Valpo finished the day in 14th place.


Women's Cross Country

Richardson Named Horizon League Runner of the Week

Senior Jessica Richardson has been named the Horizon League Runner of the Week after her third place finish at the Western Invitational. The award is the fourth of her career and first this year.


Men's Soccer

Crusaders Welcome Loyola Tuesday, Start League Play Friday

The Crusaders face Loyola on Tuesday night for their final tune-up before starting league play Friday night. The Brown and Gold begin Horizon League play at Belmont, who is making their league debut.


Volleyball

Ketcham Earns Player of the Week Honor


Freshman Allison Ketcham claims Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week award after her MVP performance last weekend in the Crusader Crossroads of America Classic.


Women's Tennis

Crusaders Drop First Match of Fall to Marian


Megan Barthels and Paige Heuer improved their doubles record to 3-0 Sunday following an 8-5 victory over Marian's Sarah and Anne Potter. Heuer also remained perfect on the singles side with a straight set win at No. 4. However, the host Knights rode five singles victories to a 7-2 triumph over the Crusaders in Indianapolis.


Men's Tennis

Emhardt & Co. Cap Off Banner Weekend at Purdue Fall Invitational

Sophomore Charlie Emhardt captured the Flight C Singles championshp Sunday morning with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over DePaul's Kyle Johnson. Just a couple hours later, Emhardt teamed up with fellow sophomore Jeffrey Schorsch to take the Flight A Doubles title with a decisive 8-3 win over Cleveland State's Colton Buffington and Alil Shabib. Dave Bacalla and Daniel Oakes were also victorious in the consolation bracket of Flight B Doubles.


Volleyball

Three Straight Tourney Titles, 12 Straight Wins For Valpo


Valparaiso earns the crown at its home tournament with sweeps of Sacramento State and George Washington. The Crusaders are now 13-1 - the best start in program history. Allison Ketcham was named MVP and joined on the All-Tournament Team by Kelsey Victor and Morgan Beil.


Men's Tennis

Four Crusaders to Compete for Championships at Purdue Fall Invitational Sunday


Sophomore Charlie Emhardt will have a chance to win a singles and doubles title tomorrow at the Purdue Fall Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind. He'll face DePaul's Kyle Johnson in the finals of the Flight C singles bracket before joining Jeffrey Schorsch in the championship match of the Flight A doubles immediately following. The doubles team of Lucas Waak and Michael Savaglio will compete in the finals of the Flight C doubles opposite Western Michigan's Jimmy Beckwith and Maik Steiner at 11:15 am ET.


Football

Defense Fuels Second Half Comeback in 39-30 Win over William Jewell


Trailing 22-7 after thirty minutes, Valparaiso rattled off 32 unanswered points to collect its first non-conference victory since Sept. 12th, 2009. Junior John Guilford piled up 13 tackles - 3.5 for a loss - and a sack as the Crusader defense recorded three takeaways over the final two quarters.


Women's Tennis

Women's Tennis Scores Pair of Victories to Open Season


Crusaders defeated Aquinas College 7-2 Saturday morning before handing Davenport University a 6-3 loss in the afternoon. Megan Barthels, Paige Heuer, and Cary Milanes all went a perfect 2-0 in singles play while the doubles teams of Barthels/Heuer and Milanes/Paras went undefeated.


Men's Cross Country, Women's Cross Country

Crusaders Compete Internationally in Western Invitational


The Crusaders men's and women's cross country teams traveled north of the border this weekend to race in the Western Invitational. The Brown and Gold were paced by seniors Jessica Richardson and David Rutkowski.


Men's Soccer

James' Overtime Goal Lifts Crusaders over Leathernecks


The Crusaders won their home opener in a double-overtime thriller, 2-1, over Western Illinois. Freshman Jordan James scored both goals to power the offense.


Volleyball

Hang Ten! Volleyball Knocks Off Murray State For Tenth Straight Win


Valpo earns tenth straight win, knocking off Murray State 3-1 to open the Crusader Crossroads of America Classic. At 11-1, Crusaders have matched the best start in program history.


Men's Tennis

Crusaders Collect Eight Wins in Opening Day of Purdue Fall Invitational


The Valparaiso men's tennis team racked up eight wins in the opening day of the Purdue Fall Invitational Friday. Second round play continues tomorrow along with the opening of doubles action.


Women's Soccer

Crusaders Take Down Eastern Illinois Friday


Valparaiso scores three times in the second half to overcome one-goal halftime deficit and win at Eastern Illinois, 3-1. Vanesa Abad, April Cronin and Robin Wenzel score for the Crusaders, who extended their unbeaten streak to seven matches.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders to Host Pair of ESPN3 Games, Play On the SEC Network


Dec. 6 game against New Mexico and Jan. 10 game against Cleveland State to be broadcast live exclusively on ESPN3 from the ARC, while the Nov. 16 game at Missouri will be shown on the SEC Network. The trio of games joins the three previously announced broadcasts to give Valpo at least six nationally-broadcast games this season.


Volleyball

Valpo Volleyball Hosts Home Tournament This Weekend


With its winning streak at nine matches, the Valparaiso volleyball team returns home to host the Crusader Crossroads of America Classic. The Crusaders welcome Murray State, Sacramento State and George Washington to the ARC for the two-day, six-match event. All three of Valpo's matches are worth 1,000 points in the Crusader Scholarship Challenge.


Women's Basketball

Crusaders Release 2014-15 Schedule


Head coach Tracey Dorow announced the 2014-15 women's basketball schedule Thursday, a slate that includes a home tilt versus the Louisville Cardinals in late November. The Crusaders open the regular season at the ARC on Friday, Nov. 14th versus the Butler Bulldogs. Horizon League play tips off Jan. 8th when Valpo travels to Cleveland State.


Women's Soccer

John Marovich Joins the Valpo Coaches Show


With Horizon League play looming next week, women's soccer head coach John Marovich joins the Valpo Coaches Show to talk about the team's defensive prowess to this point of the season, why he's not discouraged by the lack of goals so far and how he sees this year's team on the eve of league action.


Men's Soccer

Crusaders Fall to Wildcats in First Loss of Season


Valparaiso dropped their first match of the season against Big Ten opponent Northwestern, 1-0.


Women's Soccer

Women's Soccer Heads to Eastern Illinois Friday


Crusaders put their six-match unbeaten streak and four-match shutout streak on the line Friday afternoon at Eastern Illinois. The match is Valpo's last before the start of Horizon League play next week.


Football

Football Heads to Show-Me State for Showdown with William Jewell


The Crusaders invade Liberty, Missouri this weekend seeking revenge for a 36-34 loss to William Jewell last September. Tanner Kuramata leads NCAA Division I FCS in receptions per game with 10.5 and is 8th in receiving yards per game (112).


Volleyball

Crusaders Continue Record Start With Sweep at Toledo


Valparaiso takes down Toledo in straight sets on the road Tuesday evening to extend its winning streak to nine straight matches. The Crusaders, now 10-1, won by sweep for the fifth consecutive match.


Men's Soccer

Crusaders Gain Highest-Ever Regional Ranking, Receive National Votes


The Valparaiso men's soccer team received its highest-ever regional ranking and received votes in the national poll for the first time.


Men's Soccer

Crusaders Continue Non-League Action, Home Opener Friday


The Crusaders continue their non-league action Wednesday night when they travel to Northwestern before facing Western Illinois for their home opener Friday night. Friday night's match is worth 1,250 points for fans as part of the Crusader Scholarship Challenge.


Football

Valpo Football Preview: Week 4


Head football coach Dave Cecchini chatted with the Voice of the Crusaders, Todd Ickow, on Monday. The pair discussed how the team handled its bye week, Valpo's upcoming matchup versus William Jewell, and the team's confidence level heading into this weekend.


Men's Soccer

Campbell, Lawrence Garner National, League Honors


Sophomore goalkeeper Nico Campbell has been named to College Soccer News National Team of the Week and classmate Omar Lawrence has been named the Horizon League's Co-Defensive Player of the Week after wins against Butler and then #7 Michigan State last week.


Volleyball

Campbell Claims League Weekly Award


Valparaiso sophomore outside hitter Emily Campbell has been named the Horizon League Offensive Player of the Week following her MVP performance last weekend as the Crusaders won the Skyhawk Invitational.


Women's Soccer

Crusaders Post Another Clean Sheet Sunday


The Valparaiso women's soccer team posted its fourth straight shutout in a scoreless double-overtime draw with Evansville on Sunday. The Crusaders have now held their opponents scoreless for 436 straight minutes.


Volleyball

Crusaders Claim Skyhawk Invitational Title


Crusaders sweep Drake and UT-Martin to capture Skyhawk Invitational title and extend their winning streak to eight straight matches on Saturday. Emily Campbell was named tournament MVP, while Morganne Longoria and Taylor Graboski also represented Valparaiso on the All-Tournament Team.


Women's Soccer

Women’s Soccer Wins Second Straight Road Game


Rita Craven scored her fifth career match-winning goal in the 81st minute as Valparaiso earned its second straight win, defeating IPFW 1-0 Friday night.


Volleyball

Crusaders Sweep Western Carolina For Sixth Straight Win


Valparaiso hits .378 as a team, three different attackers post hitting percentages above .500 as the Crusaders sweep Western Carolina to open the Skyhawk Invitational. Valpo has now won six consecutive matches.


Men's Basketball

2014-15 Men's Basketball Schedule Preview With Bryce Drew


Hear what Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew has to say about the Crusaders' schedule for the upcoming 2014-15 season in this schedule preview video. And fans, you can now download a men's basketball schedule wallpaper for your computer by clicking the link below.


Men's Soccer

Crusaders Upset Seventh Ranked Spartans

The Crusaders upset the seventh ranked Michigan State Spartans Thursday night, 1-0. This is the highest ranked opponent that Valpo has beaten in program history.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Announce 2014-15 Men’s Basketball Schedule


15 home games at the ARC, including a visit from New Mexico, and three appearances on the ESPN family of networks highlight the 2014-15 Valparaiso men's basketball schedule, as announced today by head coach Bryce Drew. Season tickets are on sale now by contacting the Valpo ticket office at 219-464-5233.


Men's Golf

Seitz Earns League Weekly Award


Nick Seitz named co-Horizon League Men's Golfer of the Week after setting program individual single-round and 54-hole tournament records earlier this week.


Women's Soccer

Crusaders Play at IPFW, Host Evansville


The Valparaiso women's soccer team continues non-league action this weekend, playing at IPFW on Friday evening and hosting Evansville Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. The Evansville game is the first this season which will be broadcast live on HLN, while it also will be worth 1,000 points in the Crusader Scholarship Challenge.


Volleyball

Volleyball Carries Five-Match Win Streak Into UT-Martin


Riding a five-match winning streak and a tournament title last weekend at the Jackrabbit Invitational, the Valparaiso volleyball team continues early-season play this weekend at UT-Martin’s Skyhawk Invitational, where it will also take on Western Carolina and Drake.


Men's Soccer

James' Late Goal Lifts Crusaders to First Win


Freshman Jordan James played the hero Tuesday night against the Butler Bulldogs, heading Jordan Aidoud's cross into the back of the net in the 101st minute. James' heroics gave the Crusaders their first win of the season.


Men's Golf

More Records Fall As Crusaders Finish Tournament Strong


Valparaiso shatters previous program record for a 54-hole tournament in fourth-place finish at Golfweek Program Challenge. Nick Seitz breaks individual 54-hole scoring record as well en route to a fifth-place finish.


Women's Golf

Gill, Kim lead Crusaders with Career Low Performances


The Crusaders finished play at their season opening tournament at Caledonia Golf Course. They finished the 54-hole tournament with individual and team top-ten performances all-time.


Men's Soccer

Mike Avery Joins the Valpo Coaches Show


With the regular season underway for the Valparaiso men's soccer team, head coach Mike Avery joins the Valpo Coaches Show to discuss the Crusaders' early-season schedule, the team's strength in the back and options in the attack. Avery also talks about the program's #oneVALPO campaign, which is quickly gaining momentum around campus.


Men's Golf

Solid Day Keeps Crusaders in Hunt at Golfweek Program Challenge


Nick Seitz matches individual single-round record, one day after Jared Magoline set the mark, with a 65. Valparaiso enters the final 18 holes on Tuesday just four strokes off the lead.


Women's Golf

Crusaders Continue Play at Golfweek Program Challenge


Valparaiso continued play Monday at their season opening tournament at the Golfweek Program Challenge at Caledonia Golf Course in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.


Men's Tennis

Schorsch, Emhardt Crack ITA Preseason Doubles Top 60


Sophomore doubles tandem received 53rd national ranking in Preseason Men's Doubles Rankings as announced by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Monday. Both were also named to prequalifying singles bracket at the All-American Championships along with fellow sophomore Dave Bacalla.


Men's Soccer

Crusaders Continue Season Opening Road Trip


The Crusaders continue their season opening road trip with a pair of matches against former Horizon League rival Butler and #7 Michigan State.


Men's Golf

Records Broken As Golfweek Program Challenge Gets Underway


Valparaiso men's golf team breaks single-round scoring record by 10 strokes to lead the Golfweek Program Challenge after opening round; Jared Magoline shoots a 65 to set a new individual program record.


Women's Golf

Crusaders Open 2014 Fall Season with Strong Performances


The Valparaiso women's golf team opened up their 2014 fall season in South Carolina. Led by Sibil Gill's career low 73, the Crusaders finished with a top ten finish and team score.


Women's Soccer

Crusaders Roll to Win at Western Illinois


Rita Craven, Kat Anesini and Vanesa Abad all find the back of the net as the Crusaders take down Western Illinois, 3-0. Sydney Galvez-Daley made eight saves for her third shutout of the year.


Football

Valpo Football Postgame Press Conference - Saint Joseph's


Valparaiso football head coach Dave Cecchini is joined by Tanner Kuramata and Grayson Bastin in the postgame press conference following the Crusaders' loss to Saint Joseph's on Saturday night.


Volleyball

Valpo Sweeps Way to Tournament Title


Crusaders take down host South Dakota State in straight sets to win the Jackrabbit Invitational - the program's 18th in-season tournament title under Carin Avery. Kelsey Berrington was named Tournament MVP, and was joined on the All-Tournament Team by Morgan Beil and Allison Ketcham.


Football

Career Night from Kuramata Not Enough for Crusaders in Home Opener


Behind running backs Mike Anderson and Braxton Shelton, Saint Joseph's spoiled Valpo's home opener Saturday night with a 31-10 win over the Brown and Gold. Though the Crusaders manufactured just ten points, senior wide receiver Tanner Kuramata snagged a career-high 14 passes as part of a monster game.


Volleyball

Crusaders Extend Winning Streak to Four on Friday


Valparaiso opens Jackrabbit Invitational with a pair of four-set victories over UMKC and Stephen F. Austin on Friday. The Crusaders play for the tournament championship on Saturday against host South Dakota State.


Men's Cross Country, Women's Cross Country

Richardson, Bloy Pace Crusaders at Opening Meet


The Crusader's cross country teams opened their season Friday night at the Crusader Open at Sunset Hills Farm. Jessica Richardson and Liz Bloy both finished in the top ten for the women.


Women's Soccer

Valpo-Ball State Women’s Soccer Canceled


The Valparaiso women’s soccer game against Ball State scheduled for Friday evening has been canceled due to inclement weather. The game will not be made up. The Crusaders return to action Sunday afternoon at Western Illinois.


Men's Cross Country, Women's Cross Country

Cross Country Opens Season with Crusader Open


The Crusader cross country teams open their seasons on Friday with the 26th annual Crusader Open. They will be running against Notre Dame, IUPUI, and Western Michigan's women's team.


Football

Brown Field to Host Cecchini, Valpo's Home Opener Saturday


Head coach Dave Cecchini's first game on Brown Field will be the 66th meeting between Valparaiso and Saint Joseph's. A victory Saturday night would not only snap a seven-game losing skid versus the Pumas, but it would signal the Crusaders' first win in a home opener since 2008.


Volleyball

Carin Avery Joins the Valpo Coaches Show


Volleyball head coach Carin Avery joins the Valpo Coaches Show this week and discusses the number of different lineup combinations the team has used in the early season, the play of Emily Campbell and Kelsey Berrington, and what she's looking for from the Crusaders over the next couple weekends.


Women's Soccer

Women's Soccer Continues Non-League Play This Weekend


Coming off of three straight draws, the Valparaiso women's soccer team looks to get into the win column Friday evening at Brown Field against Ball State. The Crusaders then travel to Macomb, Ill. for a Sunday match at Western Illinois.


Volleyball

Crusaders Come From Behind for Five-Set Win Over IUPUI


Valparaiso uses a stellar offensive performance in the fourth and fifth sets to overcome 2-1 deficit and defeat IUPUI, 3-2, Wednesday evening. Emily Campbell set a new career best with 22 kills; Morganne Longoria led all players and matched her career high with 30 digs.


Men's Basketball

Men’s Basketball Season Tickets on Sale Now


Valparaiso men's basketball season tickets are on sale now for the 2014-15 season, covering 15 home games. Tickets, which start as low as $147.50 for the general public and $110.63 for faculty, staff and recent alumni, can be purchased by contacting the Valpo ticket office at 219-464-5233.


Men's Soccer

Crusaders Ranked Eighth in First Region Poll


Valparaiso is ranked eighth in the first NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division I Men's Great Lakes Region Poll. This is the second straight season the Crusaders have been ranked at least once in the poll.


Men's Golf

Crusaders Post Runner-Up Finish In Season Opener


Valparaiso finishes in second place at the Whistling Straits Intercollegiate in the season-opening tournament, eight strokes back of the title. Eric Winters led three Crusaders within the top-10 individually with a third-place finish.


Volleyball

Crusaders Set For Four-Match Week


Volleyball makes its 2014 home debut Wednesday night at the ARC against IUPUI before traveling to Brookings, S.D. for the Jackrabbit Invitational this weekend.


Men's Basketball

Levingston Simon Joins Crusader Men’s Basketball Program


Valparaiso men’s basketball coach Bryce Drew announced today that Chandler Levingston Simon has joined the Crusader program as a walk-on. A Chicago-area product who spent last season at UMKC, he will have three years of eligibility remaining after sitting out this season due to NCAA transfer regulations.


Men's Soccer

Campbell named Horizon League Defensive Player of Week


Sophomore goalkeeper Nico Campbell has been named the Horizon Leagues men's soccer Defensive Player of the Week following his two shutouts over the weekend.


Men's Golf

Crusader Men Open Season With 36 Holes Monday


The Valparaiso men's golf team improved by 21 strokes from the first to the second round at the Whistling Straits Intercollegiate on Monday. The Crusaders enter Tuesday's final round just five strokes out of the lead in second place.


Football

Valpo Football Preview: Week 2


Play-by-play announcer Todd Ickow sat down with head football coach Dave Cecchini ahead of the home opener Saturday versus Saint Joseph's. The two reflected on the season opener at Western Illinois, the quarterback play, and the long-standing rivalry between the Pumas and Crusaders.


Baseball

Baseball's Golf Outing Scheduled for September 20th


Head coach Brian Schmack has announced Saturday, September 20th as the date for this year's Baseball Golf Scramble. The outing again will be held at The Course at Aberdeen in Valparaiso. Prizes for longest drive, closest to the pin, and more will be awarded at the event. Register today!


Men's Soccer

Crusaders Scrap with Wildcats for Second Straight Draw


The Valparaiso men's soccer team continued its season opening road trip with another double overtime scoreless draw against the Davidson Wildcats on Sunday afternoon.


Women's Soccer

Valpo Plays to Scoreless Draw Sunday at NAU


Sydney Galvez-Daley makes four saves as Valparaiso and Northern Arizona play to 0-0 (2ot) draw. The draw is the third straight tie for the Crusaders, who return home Friday night to face Ball State.


Volleyball

Valpo Splits on Final Day of NCCU Invitational


Valparaiso falls in five-set battle to Campbell, but rebounds with win over North Carolina Central to close out the NCCU Invitational. Kelsey Berrington and Emily Campbell earned All-Tournament honors for the Crusaders.


Women's Soccer

Crusaders Draw With Grand Canyon Friday Night


Vanesa Abad's 63rd minute goal serves as Valpo's tally in a 1-1 tie with Grand Canyon Friday night. The Crusaders close out their two-game Arizona trip at Northern Arizona on Sunday.


Men's Soccer

Men's Soccer Opens Season with Draw at NC State


The Valparaiso men's soccer team opened its 2014 season with a double-overtime scoreless draw against the Wolfpack of North Carolina State on Friday night.


Volleyball

Volleyball Opens 2014 Campaign With Victory


Crusaders commit just nine attack errors in season-opening four-set win over Wofford at the NCCU Invitational. Emily Campbell leads the way offensively with 13 kills.


Volleyball

Crusaders Open Season at NCCU Invitational


The Valparaiso volleyball team is taking aim at a season-opening tournament title for the second straight year. The Crusaders will take on Wofford and Campbell in addition to the host Eagles.


Football

Valpo Falls to Western Illinois in Season Opener


Freshman Kye Hall shined in his Crusader debut, leading the Valpo defense with 10 tackles - including one for a loss. But a speedy, strong Western Illinois squad prevailed with a 45-6 victory in its home opener. Tanner Kuramata hauled in seven catches for 76 yards as the senior wide receiver set game highs in both categories.


Volleyball

What You Need to Know: Valpo Volleyball


Senior Morgan Beil was named to the preseason All-Horizon League team today. Beil is one of five returning starters for the Valparaiso volleyball program, as the Crusaders prepare to kick off their season this weekend at the NCCU Invitational.


Men's Soccer

Men's Soccer Heads to North Carolina to Start Season


The Valparaiso men's soccer team opens up their 2014 season with a trip to North Carolina, facing off with North Carolina State on Friday evening and Davidson on Sunday afternoon. This marks the first of a five game road trip to open the season for the Crusaders.


Women's Soccer

John Marovich Joins the Valpo Coaches Show


With the regular season underway for the Valparaiso women's soccer team, head coach John Marovich joins the Valpo Coaches Show to discuss what came out of the first weekend of play and what he's looking for out of his team moving forward.


Athletics

Todd Ickow: The Man Behind the Mic


Once classmates with Joe Buck at Indiana University, Todd Ickow begins his 24th year in the radio booth for Valpo Athletics. For Ickow, announcing is just one of a myriad of hobbies for the poker player, horse owner, and former restaurateur. Learn more about Valpo's ramblin', gamblin' man in this feature.


Men's Soccer

Men’s Soccer Rounds Out 2014 Coaching Staff


David Stroud joins Valpo men's soccer coaching staff as an assistant coach after three seasons as a head coach at Saint Joseph's (Ind.), Adam Ponder joins staff as volunteer assistant.


Volleyball

Volleyball Tabbed Second in Preseason Poll


The Valparaiso volleyball team has been picked to finish in second place in the Horizon League standings this season, according to preseason polling of the league’s head coaches.


Women's Soccer

Women's Soccer Set For Arizona Trip


The Valparaiso women's soccer team heads out to Arizona for a pair of matches this weekend, in search of their first win of the season. The Crusaders take on Grand Canyon Friday night and Northern Arizona Sunday afternoon.


Football

Crusaders Open Season Thursday Night in Macomb


The last time Dave Cecchini was in Macomb, he helped lead Lehigh to a convincing 37-7 win over Western Illinois in the NCAA Div. I-AA playoffs on Nov. 25th, 2000. The first-year head coach looks to deliver similar results as the Crusaders and Leathernecks face each other for the second time in four years.


Athletics

Valparaiso Announces Fall HLN Offerings, New Digital Presence


24 Valparaiso home events to be streamed this fall via the Horizon League Network, including 12 volleyball, four football, four men's soccer and four women's soccer games. Department also unveiled its new digital brand identity - Valpo All-Access.


Football

Valpo Football Preview: Week 1


The Voice of the Crusaders, Todd Ickow, talked with head football coach Dave Cecchini in the first Valpo Football Preview of 2014. The two discussed the culture change within the program, the quarterback situation, and Coach Cecchini's last trip to Macomb.


Athletics

Six Valpo Student-Athletes Receive Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award


Six 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 Soccer

Galvez-Daley Named League Defensive Player of the Week


Sydney Galvez-Daley earns Horizon League weekly honor after posting a shutout in her second career match - the only clean sheet of the weekend among league goalkeepers.


Women's Soccer

Crusaders Battle IUPUI To Scoreless Draw


Sydney Galvez-Daley makes four saves Sunday to earn her first career shutout as Valparaiso and IUPUI play to a 0-0 draw. The Crusaders head out to Arizona for a pair of matches next weekend.


Women's Soccer

Crusaders Fall in Season Opener to Belmont


A goal in the 88th minute sent the Valparaiso women's soccer to a 2-1 defeat Friday against Belmont, despite out-shooting the Bruins 17-9. The Crusaders look to bounce back Sunday afternoon against IUPUI.


Men's Soccer

What You Need to Know: Valpo Men's Soccer


A strong corps of returnees in the back and in the midfield look to lead the Valpo men's soccer program into the 2014 campaign. Exhibition play opens for the Crusaders at home Saturday morning.


Softball

Crusaders Announce Fall Schedule


The Valparaiso softball team will take to the field to play eight games over four days this fall, including a pair of home doubleheaders at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.


Women's Soccer

Women's Soccer Set For Start of Regular Season


Valparaiso women's soccer team opens regular season with pair of home games against Belmont and IUPUI this weekend. The Crusaders are looking to open the season with a win for the fourth time in the last five seasons.


Men's Tennis, Women's Tennis

Fall Tennis Schedules Released


The men's and women's tennis teams released their fall schedules Wednesday. The men's team opens its fall slate at the Purdue Fall Invitational Sept. 19-21 while the women's team begin their fall schedule with a doubleheader versus Aquinas College and Davenport.


Men's Soccer

Valpo Men Picked Fifth in Preseason Poll


The Valparaiso men’s soccer team has been chosen to finish in fifth place in the Horizon League standings in 2014, according to preseason polling of the league’s head coaches.


Football

2014 Football Media Day


With the 2014 football season just eight days away, Brad Collignon chatted with head coach Dave Cecchini, junior linebacker Alex Green, redshirt junior RB Jake Hutson, junior defensive end John Guilford, and senior wide receiver Tanner Kuramata as the Crusaders embark on a new chapter. Click on the video to see what they had to say about how this team has progressed since the spring, the transition to a new playbook, and goals for the upcoming season.


Women's Soccer, Athletics

Crusader Scholarship Challenge Kicks Off Friday


The Crusader Scholarship Challenge starts THIS FRIDAY with the women's soccer's regular season opener versus Belmont at Brown Field at 7:30 p.m. Click on the story to learn more!


Women's Soccer

Crusader Women Tabbed Fifth in Preseason Poll


The Valparaiso women's soccer squad has been chosen to finish fifth in the Horizon League preseason poll. Crusaders open the regular season Friday evening at home.


Women's Basketball

Horton Signs Professional Contract with TG Neuss in Germany


Former Crusader Liz Horton, who graduated this past May, signed a contract last week to play professionally with Turngemeinde (TG) Neuss. TG Neuss is a Division II club, the second-highest of seven levels in Germany.


Baseball

Baseball to Hold Open Tryouts September 3rd


Valpo baseball announced that the team will hold walk-on tryouts for the 2015 roster on Wednesday, Sept. 3rd at Emory G. Bauer Field. Forms necessary to compete for a walk-on roster spot must be returned to assistant coach/recruiting coordinator Ben Wolgamot at the baseball office no later than Sept. 1st.


Volleyball

Currier Earns AAU Volleyball Academic Honor


Incoming Valparaiso freshman Kayla Currier has been named a recipient of the 2014 AAU Volleyball Academic All American Award, as announced by the AAU Volleyball National Executive Committee earlier this month.


Women's Soccer

Crusaders Head Their Way to Exhibition Victory


Trio of headers give Valparaiso 3-0 exhibition win over St. Joe's. The regular season opens Friday at Brown Field at 7:30 p.m. against Belmont.


Women's Soccer

Crusaders Open Exhibition Play at Cincinnati

Valpo falls 4-1 to Cincinnati in exhibition opener; Warner finds back of the net in 17th minute. Crusaders host St. Joseph's (Ind.) at Eastgate Field in preseason action Sunday morning.


Football

Rouse, Logan Round Out Cecchini's Coaching Staff

Head football coach Dave Cecchini announced the hiring of Tony Rouse and Adam Logan to the coaching staff Friday. Rouse will serve as the defensive line/strength and conditioning coach while Logan will take over as defensive backs coach.


Football

Mic'd Up With Dave Cecchini

As the Valparaiso football team prepares for its season opener at Western Illinois Aug. 28, catch a glimpse of a Crusader practice with first-year head coach Dave Cecchini as he gets Mic'd Up for Inside Valpo Athletics.


Men's Tennis

Schorsch, Emhardt Earn Runner-Up at ITA National Summer Championships

Sophomore doubles tandem won four straight matches to advance to finals before falling 8-6 to Notre Dame's Alex Lawson and Billy Pecor. The pair scored victories over duos from Indiana, Wofford, and a mixed team of Western Michigan's Cahn and Michigan State's Forman in the process.


Softball

Crusader Softball to Host Fall Experience Camp

Valparaiso softball program to host Fall Experience Camp Sept. 13 for players graduating from high school from 2015 through 2019. The camp will allow participants to experience a weekend in the life of a Valpo softball player within a single day. Visit ValpoSoftballClinics.com for more information.


Women's Soccer

What You Need to Know: Valpo Women's Soccer

Strong veteran presences on defense and in the midfield highlight Valparaiso's 19 returning players for the 2014 campaign, while six newcomers join the fray as well. The Crusaders' first exhibition game is Friday evening at Cincinnati.


Football

What You Need to Know: Valpo Football

The 2014 football season opener is less than three weeks away. As energy in camp remains high, new coaching staff seeks to take advantage of a deep receiving corps heading into Aug. 28th debut in Macomb.


Volleyball

Volleyball Holds Camp at Boys & Girls Club

As they prepare for the start of preseason practice, the Valparaiso volleyball team took some time earlier this week to offer a one-day camp to members of Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County’s South Haven Unit.


Men's Golf, Women's Golf

Crusaders Announce Fall Golf Slates


The Valparaiso men’s and women’s golf programs released their respective schedules for the 2014 fall season on Wednesday. The Crusader men will take part in six events, while the women will play in five tournaments.


Baseball

Schmack Adds White to Coaching Staff

Head baseball coach Brian Schmack announced the addition of Adam White to the Crusader coaching staff for the 2014-15 school year Wednesday. White spent the 2013-14 season with Oral Roberts. Prior to last season, White served as an assistant coach for three years with the Penn State Nittany Lions.


Men's Soccer

#oneVALPO

Head coach Mike Avery talks with senior Zev Taublieb about the Valpo men's soccer program's #oneVALPO campaign for this upcoming season.


Volleyball

Crusaders Claim AVCA Team Academic Award

Valparaiso earns the AVCA Team Academic Award for 9th time in last 11 years. Crusaders own a .738 winning percentage in the seasons they've earned the academic honor.


Women's Bowling

Crusaders Honored by NTCA For Academic Success

The Valparaiso bowling team experienced success in the classroom as well as on the lanes last season, as it was recognized by the National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA) for posting a cumulative team grade point average of at least 3.2.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Announce Addition of Hammink

Shane Hammink comes to Valpo after two seasons at LSU. The 6'7" guard recently made his senior international debut for the Netherlands, adding to his vast experience in international basketball.


Men's Basketball

Champion in Community: Alec Peters

Alec Peters showed his commitment to being a Champion in Community last November with his response following the tornado that struck his hometown of Washington, Illinois.


Men's Tennis

Schorsch to Compete at National Summer Circuit Championships

Valparaiso sophomore Jeffrey Schorsch will square up against some of the top singles talent in the nation August 9th-12th at the 2014 ITA/USTA National Summer Championships in Bloomington, Indiana. Schorsch will also join teammates Charlie Emhardt and Brian Hickey in doubles action.


Athletics

Valpo Athletics Redesign Launches Friday

Fans, get ready for the newly designed ValpoAthletics.com, launching Friday, August 1!


Women's Soccer

Crusaders Announce 2014 Schedule

Valparaiso women’s soccer head coach John Marovich announced today the Crusaders’ schedule for the upcoming 2014 campaign, a slate which features nine home matches.


Men's Golf

Men’s Golf Earns Fourth Consecutive GCAA Academic Honor

Valpo men's golf program earns GCAA All-Academic Team honors for fourth consecutive year; picks up President's Special Recognition status for posting a GPA above 3.5 for the third straight time


Softball

Kate Stake Joins Inside Valpo Athletics

The new head coach of the Valparaiso softball program, Kate Stake, talks about what attracted her to Valpo, what she brings with her from previous assistant coaching stops, and more on this edition of Inside Valpo Athletics.


Men's Golf

Henning Named a Men’s Golf All-America Scholar

Valparaiso graduated senior Kyle Henning (Brookfield, Wis./East) repeated as a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar as the Golf Coaches Association of America announced this year's honorees this week.


Men's Soccer

Taublieb Chronicling Summer Journey With Sounders U23

Crusader midfielder Zev Taublieb is penning a three-part series on TopDrawerSoccer.com, chronicling his journey this summer as he traveled to Seattle to try out for, and eventually join, the Seattle Sounders U23 team.


Softball

Valparaiso Announces Hiring of Kate Stake as Softball Head Coach

Valparaiso University director of athletics Mark LaBarbera announced today that Kate Stake has been hired as the new head coach of the Crusader softball program. Stake comes to Valpo with eight seasons of assistant coaching experience at the Division I level, most recently serving as an assistant at mid-major power Hofstra.


Men's Basketball

Crusaders Help Hope Swings Initiative in Washington

The Valparaiso men’s basketball team took a break from summer workouts on Monday to give back to the community of sophomore Alec Peters, whose hometown of Washington, Ill. was devastated by a massive tornado last November.


Men's Basketball

Three Crusaders Named to NABC Honors Court

The Valparaiso men’s basketball team placed three players on the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) 2013-2014 Honors Court, as announced by the organization today. The Crusaders’ three players were the most honored from any Horizon League school.


Athletics

Valpo Athletics Announces Crusader Scholarship Challenge

Are you Valpo Athletics' biggest fan? If so, we're willing to reward you with as much as one year of FREE tuition! Click the story to read more about the largest promotion in Valparaiso University's history


Men's Basketball

Gomes Part of Angola Preliminary Squad for FIBA World Cup

Forward Joaquim Gomes rounds out five former Valparaiso men’s basketball players who have been selected to preliminary rosters in advance of the 2014 FIBA World Cup, as he is among 15 players on Angola’s preliminary squad for the upcoming tournament.


Football

Four Crusaders Named USA College Football Division I-AA FCS Pre-Season All-Americans

Kuramata, Barkley elected to Offensive Second Team; Green voted to Defensive Third Team, while Guilford announced as an Defensive Honorable Mention


Volleyball

Crusaders Announce 2014 Volleyball Schedule

Crusaders to host 12 home matches at the ARC, including a tournament Sept. 19-20, as they take aim at a 13th straight 20-win season and the Horizon League title


Men's Tennis

Schorsch Continues to Scorch Competition

Sophomore singles player downed Michigan State's Brett Forman 6-4, 6-4 in the finals of Monday's ITA Summer Circuit Event hosted by Western Michigan University to claim first summer singles title since Eric Honert in 2012. Schorsch later teamed up with fellow sophomore Charlie Emhardt to advance to the semifinals of the doubles tourney. Junior Lucas Waak also scored a doubles championship at the Bill Van Lieshout Tournament over the weekend.


Men's Basketball

Trio of Former Crusaders Head to Finnish National Team Camp

Haanpaa, Huff and Nikkila all among Finland's 20-man preliminary squad in advance of 2014 FIBA World Cup


Men's Basketball

Broekhoff Called Into Boomers Camp

One year after helping lead his native Australia to the silver medal at the World University Games, former Valparaiso basketball standout Ryan Broekhoff has been called into the Australian Boomers' July camp leading up to the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.


Baseball

McClendon Featured in Seattle Times Column

Seattle Times' columnist Larry Stone featured former Crusader and current manager of the Seattle Mariners, Lloyd McClendon, in his Wednesday column. In his first year as skipper, McClendon has transformed a franchise stuck in neutral for the past few seasons into a playoff contender.


Men's Tennis

Men's Tennis Earns ITA All-Academic Accolades

Crusaders were one of just 80 squads named an Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic Team; Honert, Savaglio, Schorsch dubbed All-Academic Scholar Athletes for maintaining a grade point average of at least 3.5 or higher


Men's Tennis

Crusader Duo Enjoying Summer Success

Jeffrey Schorsch and Charlie Emhardt claimed doubles victory Tuesday at ITA Summer Circuit event held at Purdue University. The sophomore tandem downed Indiana University's Stefan Lugonjic and Jacob Rother 8-2 to cap a perfect 5-0 run.


Men's Soccer

Men’s Soccer Announces 2014 Schedule

Ten matches at Brown Field, four fixtures against major-conference opponents highlight Mike Avery's 2014 schedule for the Valparaiso men's soccer team


Men's Cross Country, Women's Cross Country

2014 Cross Country Schedules Released

Six-meet slate will send the Brown and Gold to Canada after opening weekend at Crusader Open on Sept. 5th; head coach Mike Straubel eyes top three finishes for both men's and women's squads as depth appears poised to emerge.


Men's Basketball

Drew Tosses First Pitch; McClendon Leads M's to Win Saturday

Men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew throws out first pitch prior to Saturday's White Sox-Mariners game; former Crusader baseball player Lloyd McClendon leads Seattle to victory as manager


Men's Tennis

Men's Tennis to Hold Free Clinics on July 9th

All ages and skill levels are invited to join the Crusader men's tennis coaching staff for a pair of free clinics on July 9th at the Valpo Tennis Complex. The kid's camp (7-17 years old) runs from 4:00 pm-5:30 pm while the adult camp (18+) will be held from 5:30 pm-7:00 pm. No sign up is necessary!


Women's Basketball, Athletics

Good as Gold: Cisneros Reflects on Valpo, Paralympic Career

Nearly two decades ago, Patty Cisneros lost the use of her legs in an automobile accident. What she went on to accomplish can be described only as awe-inspiring. The Valpo Athletics Hall of Famer, graduate, two-time Paralympic Gold Medalist, newlywed, and proud mother shared her story this past week.


Women's Golf

Pair of Crusaders Earn WGCA Academic Honor

For the third straight year, Valparaiso golfers Michelle Kleckner (New Brighton, Minn./Irondale) and Erika Pfaender (Pewaukee, Wis./Arrowhead) have been named All-American Scholars by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA).