A tremendous 2018 season for the Valparaiso University volleyball team resulted in a bid to the postseason National Invitational Volleyball Championship, and it was what Valpo did with that tournament berth - winning a pair of matches for the first postseason victories in program history and reaching the NIVC quarterfinal - that comes in as the top moment of 2018 in Valpo Athletics.
Women’s tennis sophomore Jelena Vujanic accounted for Valparaiso University’s first Missouri Valley Conference title (individual or team) in any sport, winning the No. 1 singles draw of the MVC Individual Championships this fall.
The Valparaiso University men’s track and field team saw a pair of athletes shatter records that had stood for 40+ years on Feb. 3 at the Meyo Invitational hosted by Notre Dame.
When it comes to Senior Day memories, this year’s performance by women’s soccer’s Cory Griffith ranks right up there with the very best. Griffith set a program record by scoring four goals in a Senior Day victory over Saint Francis (Pa.), a performance which comes in fourth in our countdown of the Top 10 moments of the year in Valpo Athletics.
The Valparaiso University men’s tennis team made its fourth straight league championship appearance after a climactic 4-3 victory over four-time defending Summit League champion Denver in a league semifinal in Colorado.
The next entry on the Valpo Athletics year-end countdown might be best described not as one moment, but as 2,613 separate moments. The Valparaiso University volleyball team tallied 2,613 digs in the 2018 season, setting an NCAA Division I record for team digs in a season in the 25-point rally scoring era - a feat which is good for the No. 6 spot in our countdown of the best moments in Valpo Athletics this year.
There were many memorable moments in Valpo Athletics in 2018, but only one cracked SportsCenter’s Top 10 plays.
Emily Richardson threw the 10th no-hitter in the history of the Valparaiso University softball program, shutting down North Carolina Central in a 3-0 victory on Feb. 18, a performance which comes in eighth in our countdown of the Top 10 moments of the year in Valpo Athletics.
The Valparaiso University baseball team made a grand entrance to the Missouri Valley Conference by upsetting host Dallas Baptist in the first game of the 2018 MVC Tournament, a win that ranks ninth in our countdown of the Top 10 moments of the year in Valpo Athletics.
Our countdown of the Top 10 moments of 2018 in Valparaiso University Athletics begins with the football team’s 35-17 triumph over rival Butler on Oct. 13.
Five individuals will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday, Jan. 26. Jackie Thomas ’09 Goebel, Wally Hanas ’84, Jeff Horton ’08, Taylor Root ’14 Lopez and posthumous inductee Wally Gilbert ’22 comprise the 22nd class in Hall of Fame history.
Valparaiso University Director of Athletics Mark LaBarbera announced today that Sarah Pruess has been hired as Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance and will also serve as Valpo Athletics’ Senior Woman Administrator. Pruess, who will begin her duties on Nov. 30, comes to Valpo after spending the last six years as Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance at St. Bonaventure University. LaBarbera also announced that Erik Weiler has been promoted to Associate Director of Athletics for Internal Operations.
Nominations are open through Wednesday, October 24 to be included in the pool of candidates for the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2019. Former student-athletes whose last season of competition was 2012-13 or earlier are eligible to be nominated.
Valparaiso University and Van Wagner Sports and Entertainment’s Collegiate Division announced today the selection of TickPick LLC as the official ticket marketplace of Valparaiso University.
David Kay has been hired by Van Wagner Sports and Entertainment to serve as the General Manager for Valpo Athletics Sponsorships – the partnership between Valpo Athletics and Van Wagner.
The Valparaiso University athletic department was well represented as the Missouri Valley Conference released its academic honors for the 2017-2018 academic and athletic year on Monday.
Van Wagner Sports and Entertainment (VWSE) and Valparaiso University Athletics today announced a long-term agreement granting VWSE Collegiate Services exclusive rights to represent Valpo Athletics for corporate sponsorships, media sales and more.