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Pair of Crusaders Earn MVC Scholar-Athlete Recognition


Two Valparaiso University women’s soccer players received Scholar-Athlete recognition as the Missouri Valley Conference announced its women’s soccer Scholar-Athlete Teams on Wednesday. Both junior Cory Griffith (Lemont, Ill./Providence Catholic) and senior Grace Rogers (Woodbury, Minn./Woodbury) were First Team Scholar-Athlete selections.


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Rogers Earns Academic All-District Honor


Valparaiso University women’s soccer senior Grace Rogers (Woodbury, Minn./Woodbury) has been named a First Team CoSIDA Academic All-District V honoree, as announced by the organization this week. With the accolade, Rogers is now eligible for Academic All-American consideration.


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Jahn Earns All-Tournament Team Accolade


Valparaiso University women’s soccer junior midfielder Kelsey Jahn (Oregon, Wis./Oregon H.S.) earned a spot on the Missouri Valley Conference women’s soccer All-Tournament Team following the tournament’s conclusion on Sunday afternoon.


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Five Crusaders Earn MVC Honors; Griffith Named to First Team


Five Valparaiso University women’s soccer players were honored this evening as the Missouri Valley Conference announced its postseason awards, highlighted by the selection of junior forward Cory Griffith (Lemont, Ill./Providence Catholic) as a First Team All-Conference choice.


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Crusaders’ Season Comes to End At Loyola Sunday


The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team battled on Sunday in its first appearance in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament since 1998, but the sixth-seeded Crusaders fell in Chicago to third-seeded Loyola by a 2-1 final as Valpo’s season came to a close. Junior Cory Griffith (Lemont, Ill./Providence Catholic) tied the Crusader single-season record for goals in Sunday’s finale, while senior Grace Rogers (Woodbury, Minn./Woodbury) set a new single-season mark for assists..


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Women's Soccer Set For MVC Tournament Opener Sunday


The sixth-seeded Valparaiso University women’s soccer team opens Missouri Valley Conference tournament play with a first-round matchup at third-seeded Loyola Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. The Crusaders will be looking to repeat the regular season result from Chicago, which saw Valpo earn a 2-1 victory.


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Rogers Sets Program Record; Women’s Soccer Drops Regular Season Finale


Valparaiso University women’s soccer senior Grace Rogers (Woodbury, Minn./Woodbury) set a new program record for career assists and matched the single-season assists record as the Crusaders leveled their regular season finale Thursday with Evansville in the 23rd minute, but the Purple Aces struck less than 90 seconds later for the decisive goal as Valpo fell 2-1. The Crusaders will be the sixth seed for the upcoming MVC Tournament and will travel to third-seeded Loyola to open tournament action on Sunday afternoon.


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Seeding On the Line Thursday In Women's Soccer Regular Season Finale


Having already secured a spot in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament, the Valparaiso University women's soccer team fights for a tournament seed in the regular season finale Thursday afternoon against Evansville. If the Crusaders move up into the third or fourth seed, they would host a first-round tournament match on Sunday afternoon at Brown Field.


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Women’s Soccer Secures MVC Tournament Berth With Win at Indiana State


Junior Cory Griffith (Lemont, Ill./Providence Catholic) notched her second goal of the game in the 86th minute to give the Valparaiso University women’s soccer team a 2-1 victory at Indiana State Sunday afternoon as the Crusaders clinched a berth in the MVC Tournament. Griffith’s goal tied Valpo career and single-season records for match-winning goals, while earlier in the game, senior Grace Rogers (Woodbury, Minn./Woodbury) matched the program record for assists in a career.


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Redbirds Edge Crusaders Wednesday Night


A 10th-minute goal proved to be the difference in Missouri Valley Conference action Wednesday evening at Brown Field, as the Valparaiso University women’s soccer team dropped a 1-0 decision to Illinois State.


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Women's Soccer Heads Down Home Stretch of Regular Season


With the regular season winding down, the Valparaiso University women's soccer team faces a pair of critical matches this week. The Crusaders open with a mid-week showdown on Wednesday night at Brown Field against Illinois State before traveling to Terre Haute for their final road game of the regular season Sunday afternoon at Indiana State. The first 200 fans through the gates for Wednesday night's match will receive a free soccer scarf.


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Women’s Soccer Drops Overtime Battle to UNI


The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team forced extra time in a Missouri Valley Conference battle Sunday evening at Brown Field against UNI, but the Panthers found the match-winning goal in the 97th minute as the Crusaders fell by a 2-1 final.


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Valpo-UNI Women’s Soccer Showdown Postponed


Storms throughout the day and into the evening hours forced the postponement of Saturday night’s scheduled women’s soccer match between Valparaiso and UNI. The game will now be played Sunday evening at 5:30 p.m.


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Women's Soccer Unveils 25th Anniversary Starting XI


In advance of the program's celebration of its 25th Anniversary on Saturday night against UNI, the Valparaiso University women's soccer program unveiled its starting XI from its 25th Anniversary team on Saturday morning.


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Women's Soccer Reveals 25th Anniversary Team


The Valparaiso University women’s soccer program announced today the 25 members of its 25th Anniversary Team, leading into the program’s 25th Anniversary match tomorrow night against UNI at Brown Field. The 25-player squad has representation from each Crusader squad from the initial team in 1993 up through last year’s team. Stay tuned tomorrow morning, as the program will unveil its starting XI from the 25th Anniversary Team.


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Women's Soccer Hosts 25th Anniversary Celebration Saturday Night


The Valparaiso University women's soccer team returns home to Brown Field on Saturday night for a key Missouri Valley Conference matchup against UNI as the Crusaders reach the midway point of the Valley campaign. Saturday's match is the program's 25th Anniversary celebration, as the team welcomes back alums from the past quarter-century and recognizes them at halftime.


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Women’s Soccer Earns Key MVC Road Win at Loyola


The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team picked up its second road win in Missouri Valley Conference play on Saturday night in Chicago, prevailing over league-leading Loyola by a 2-1 final.


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Valpo Women’s Soccer Earns Team Academic Award


For the 15th consecutive year, the Valparaiso women’s soccer team was awarded the United Soccer Coaches (formerly the NSCAA) Team Academic Award, as announced by the organization this week.


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Women's Soccer Heads to Loyola Saturday Night


For the seventh time in eight matches, the Valparaiso University women's soccer team plays on the road, as the Crusaders make the short trip up to Chicago Saturday evening to face conference leader Loyola in Missouri Valley Conference action.


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Women’s Soccer Drops High-Scoring Affair At Drake


The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team scored a pair of second-half goals in MVC action Saturday night at Drake, but couldn’t complete a comeback effort, falling to the Bulldogs by a final score of 4-2.


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Women’s Soccer Rolls to Fifth Straight Home Win


The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team scored five first-half goals in cruising to a 5-1 win over Chicago State Thursday evening at Brown Field – the Crusaders’ fifth consecutive home victory to open the season. Both senior Lily Chetosky (Hinsdale, Ill./Hinsdale) and sophomore Anna Eksten (Crown Point, Ind./Andrean [Carthage]) notched their first career goals in the winning effort. Valpo wore purple tops on Thursday evening in support of the fight against pancreatic cancer.


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Women's Soccer Set For Two Matches in Three Days


The Valparaiso University women's soccer team returns home to Brown Field for the first time in 25 days to close non-conference action on Thursday evening as the Crusaders host Chicago State. Valpo then jumps back into Valley play Saturday night at Drake.


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Moulton Earns MVC Defensive Player of the Week Nod


Valparaiso University junior goalkeeper Drew Moulton (Sycamore, Ill./Sycamore) has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Week for the second time this season after blanking Missouri State in the Crusaders’ Valley opener last Saturday.


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Jahn Sends Crusaders Home Winners In MVC Opener With Late Strike


Extra time looked a near certainty Saturday night as the Valparaiso University women’s soccer team opened Missouri Valley Conference play at Missouri State, but junior Kelsey Jahn (Oregon, Wis./Oregon) made sure that 90 minutes would be enough, as she found the back of the net with just 27 seconds to play in regulation to give the Crusaders all three points in a 1-0 victory.


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Women's Soccer Kicks Off MVC Action This Weekend


The Valparaiso University women's soccer team opens Missouri Valley Conference play this weekend as it travels to Springfield, Mo. to take on Missouri State. It marks the start of the Crusaders' fourth season of MVC action, as the women's soccer program was previously an affiliate member of the conference from 1996 through 1998.


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Women's Soccer Falls to Toledo In Final Non-Conference Road Match


The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team continued its five-match road swing on Sunday, but was unable to overcome host Toledo, as the Rockets earned a 2-0 victory over the Crusaders.


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Women’s Soccer Continues Road Swing, Falls 1-0 at WMU


A spirited second-half effort from the Valparaiso University women’s soccer team wasn’t quite enough to turn around a one-goal halftime deficit, as the Crusaders dropped a 1-0 decision Friday afternoon at Western Michigan.


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Women's Soccer To Face Pair of MAC Opponents


The Valparaiso University women's soccer team will face a pair of opponents out of the MAC this week as the Crusaders continue their stretch of five straight road matches. Valpo will play at Western Michigan on Friday afternoon before turning around for a Sunday afternoon match at Toledo, its final match before the start of Valley competition.


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Easy As One, Two, Three: Griffith Tallies Hat Trick In Win Over Fort Wayne


Junior Cory Griffith (Lemont, Ill./Providence Catholic) netted the sixth hat trick in the history of the Valparaiso University women’s soccer program on Sunday afternoon as the Crusaders scored four unanswered second-half goals to earn a 4-1 road victory over Fort Wayne.


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Women’s Soccer Opens Road Swing Friday at Wright State


The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team kicked off a five-match road swing on Friday evening in Dayton, Ohio, falling to Wright State by a 3-0 final.


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Women's Soccer Starts Road Swing This Weekend


The Valparaiso University women's soccer team hits the road for the start of a stretch of five consecutive road matches this weekend, heading to Wright State on Friday evening and Fort Wayne on Sunday afternoon.


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Griffin, Gesell Claim MVC Weekly Awards


The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team claimed two of The Valley’s three weekly awards following the Crusaders’ pair of wins last weekend, as junior Sydney Griffin (Hinsdale, Ill./Hinsdale Central [New Hampshire]) was tabbed the conference’s Offensive Player of the Week and freshman Kezia Gesell (Winnipeg, Manitoba/Glenlawn Collegiate Institute) has been named Defensive Player of the Week.


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Women’s Soccer Shuts Out Belmont On Senior Day


The Valparaiso University women’s soccer program celebrated its four seniors prior to Sunday afternoon’s match on Senior Day at Brown Field and then proceeded to take care of business once the match started, holding down a stout Belmont attack to earn a 1-0 victory over the Bruins in a matchup of regionally-ranked squads. The Crusaders are now a perfect 4-0-0 at Brown Field this season.


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Griffith Caps Dramatic Finish For Women’s Soccer Friday


The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team gave fans more than their money’s worth in non-conference action at Brown Field Friday night, as the Crusaders’ persistent push forward resulted in an equalizer from sophomore Tahelah Noel (Buffalo, N.Y./Christian Central Academy) with 75 seconds to play. Then, just 39 seconds into overtime, junior Cory Griffith (Lemont, Ill./Providence Catholic) delivered her first goal of the season to complete the comeback and give Valpo a 3-2 victory over Eastern Illinois.


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Women's Soccer Returns Home This Weekend


The Valparaiso University women's soccer team returns home to Brown Field for another pair of matches this weekend, welcoming a pair of OVC opponents in Eastern Illinois on Friday night and Belmont on Sunday afternoon. Sunday's match will be the Crusaders' Senior Day, as Valpo will honor its four seniors - Lily Chetosky, Sydney Gountounas, Grace Rogers and Jordon Tindell - prior to the match.


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Valpo Falls to FAU to Close Owl Classic


For the second time in three days, the Valparaiso University women’s soccer team engaged in a defensive battle with a strong team out of Florida, but the Crusaders were unable to come away with the win on Sunday, falling 1-0 on a second-half goal to host Florida Atlantic in Boca Raton, Fla. Kelsey Jahn, Adi Johnson and Natalia Kontul represented Valpo on the All-Tournament Team.


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Crusaders Drop 1-0 Decision to FGCU


The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team battled toe-to-toe with Florida Gulf Coast University – seven-time defending ASUN champions – Friday afternoon in Boca Raton, Fla., but a goal by the Eagles midway through the first half stood up as the Crusaders fell 1-0.


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Women's Soccer Heads to Florida This Weekend


After winning back-to-back matches in the opening weekend of the season, the Valparaiso University women's soccer team flies down to the Sunshine State this weekend for the Owl Classic. The Crusaders will take on Florida Gulf Coast on Friday afternoon before facing host Florida Atlantic on Sunday afternoon.


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Griffin, Moulton Sweep MVC Weekly Awards


The only team in the Missouri Valley Conference to go 2-0-0 on the opening weekend of the 2017 season, the Valparaiso University women’s soccer team claimed a clean sweep of the conference’s weekly awards on Tuesday. Junior Sydney Griffin was tabbed The Valley’s Offensive Player of the Week and Newcomer of the Week, while junior Drew Moulton earned Defensive Player of the Week accolades.


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Crusaders Post Second Straight Clean Sheet; Take Down IUPUI


The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team kept its unblemished record in 2017 intact on Sunday, posting its second straight shutout in a 2-0 victory over IUPUI in non-league action. The Crusaders have started 2-0-0 for just the third time in program history.


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Women’s Soccer Opens Season With Home Win


The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team got the 2017 campaign off to a strong start on Friday evening from Brown Field, as a goal in the 57th minute from senior Jordon Tindell (Jacksonville, Fla./Bishop Kenny) sparked three tallies in a 10-minute span as the Crusaders took down Grace College by a 3-0 final.


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Women's Soccer Set to Kick Off Season This Weekend


The 25th season of action for the Valparaiso University women's soccer team kicks off this weekend with a pair of matchups at Brown Field. The Crusaders host Grace College to open the season on Friday night before welcoming IUPUI to campus on Sunday afternoon.


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Valpo Women's Soccer Season Preview


Entering its 25th year of intercollegiate competition, the Valparaiso University women’s soccer program has a long history of success. The Crusaders earned Mid-Continent Conference and Horizon League championships and advanced to the NCAA Tournament out of both conferences. Now, Valpo faces a new challenge this year, as it joins the Missouri Valley Conference.


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Crusaders Tabbed Fifth in MVC Preseason Poll; Griffith All-Conference


Entering its first season of Missouri Valley Conference play in 19 years, the Valparaiso University women’s soccer team has been picked to finish in fifth place in 2017 according to preseason polling of the conference’s head coaches. In addition, junior forward Cory Griffith (Lemont, Ill./Providence Catholic) has been selected to the 11-player preseason All-Conference squad.


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Crusaders Claim Win in Exhibition Play


Taking to the pitch for the first time in competitive action on Sunday afternoon in Morehead, Ky., the Valparaiso University women’s soccer team put together a strong showing, taking down Morehead State by a 4-1 final in the Crusaders’ lone exhibition match. Valpo opens the regular season Friday night at Brown Field.


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Crusaders Announce 2017 Women’s Soccer Schedule


The Valparaiso University women’s soccer program announced its 2017 schedule on Wednesday, which features eight home games at Brown Field and the team’s first slate of Missouri Valley Conference play since 1998.


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Valpo In The Valley: Women's Soccer


Kicking off the #ValpoInTheValley series, which will take a look at each of the Missouri Valley Conference’s 17 sports, is women’s soccer. Learn about the landscape of The Valley in women’s soccer, how Valpo has fared against opponents from The Valley in the past, and hear from head coach John Marovich as he talks about what the program is looking forward to entering its first season of MVC competition and who will lead the way in 2017 for his team.