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Valpo Announces 39 Members of 2007 Football Class

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Valparaiso University head coach Stacy Adams has announced the addition of 39 freshmen that will join the Crusader football program in the fall as members of the 2007 recruiting class. Offensively, Adams has brought in 19 new players with 18 players coming in on the defensive side of the ball. Two kickers round out the recruiting class.

“This is by far one of the fastest recruiting classes that we have ever had," Adams said. “This group will continue to better the Crusader program. We are also pleased that we are able to bring in 12 players from the Region."

The following individuals make up the 2007 recruiting class:

Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Class Hometown/High School
Travis Anderson WR 6'0" 180 Fr. Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton
Brian Cihlar LB 6'0" 210 Fr. Lake Zurich, Ill./Lake Zurich
Daniel Cottin RB 5'6" 180 Fr. Sturgis, Mich./Sturgis
Eli Crawford DB 6'0" 185 Fr. Monroe, Ga./North Oconee
Gabe Culkin DL 6'1" 218 Fr. Bainbridge Island, Wash./Bainbridge
Daniel Fisher DL 5'10" 215 Fr. North Judson, Ind./North Judson
Christopher Gardner DL 6'2" 220 Fr. Franklin, Wis./Marquette University HS
Richard Grisan LB 5'9" 210 Fr. West Bloomfield, Mich./Brother Rice
David Hamaker K 5'11" 185 Fr. Plano, Texas/West
Teddy Hollern DB 5'10" 170 Fr. Grand Rapids, Mich./Central Catholic
Neal Janssen DL 6'1" 200 Fr. Long Beach, Calf./Los Alamitos
Doug Keppy OL 6'1" 260 Fr. Streator, Ill./Streator Township
Andy Kepshire LB 5'11" 195 Fr. Hobart, Ind./Hobart
Darren Kincaid, Jr. DL 6'0" 245 Fr. Michigan City, Ind./LaPorte
Zachary LaBarre FB 5'8" 195 Fr. Union Mills, Ind./Union Mills
Brian Laipple DL 6'3" 220 Fr. Roanoke, Ind./Homestead
Josh Lambright OL 6'4" 280 Fr. Edmore, Mich./Carson City-Crystal
Steven Lara OL 6'3" 275 Fr. Florissant, Mo./Hazelwood Central
Desmond Lewis WR 6'2" 165 Fr. Fort Wayne, Ind./Homestead
Sean McCarty WR 6'5" 190 Fr. Waukesha, Wis./West
Nicholas McGarel OL 6'2" 250 Fr. Crown Point, Ind./Andrean
John Moriarty OL 6'2" 290 Fr. Palos Heights, Ill./Shepard
Ryan Myers WR 6'0" 170 Fr. Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton
Corey Nash QB 5'10" 185 Fr. Griffith, Ind./Griffith
Alex Petrik TE 6'4" 185 Fr. Commerce, Mich./Walled Lake Northern
Tyler Poland DL 6'0" 280 Fr. Hagerstown, Ind./Hagerstown
Abdullah Pratt OL 6'0" 300 Fr. Chicago, Ill./Morgan Park
Jake Riedel RB 5'10" 200 Fr. South Milwaukee, Wis./South Milwaukee
Roger Satur LB 6'0" 198 Fr. Mansfield, Texas/Nolan Catholic
Justin Schmidt DL 6'2" 235 Fr. Chicago, Ill./Loyola Academy
David Schuster LB 6'1" 210 Fr. Downers Grove, Ill./Benet Academy
Alexander Soller DB 5'10" 175 Fr. Michigan City, Ind./Michigan City
David Tebo OL 6'0" 255 Fr. Greenville, Wis./Hortonville
Matthew Upshaw QB 5'11" 180 Fr. Indianapolis, Ind./Warren Central
Dan VanAartsen K 5'10" 170 Fr. Brookfield, Wis./East
Evan Walter WR 6'1" 185 Fr. Wanatah, Ind./South Central
Javon Welch DB 6'0" 200 Fr. Grand Rapids, Mich./Ottawa Hills
Micah Williamson LB 6'2" 220 Fr. Grand Rapids, Mich./Ottawa Hills
Mychael Worthem OL 6'4" 230 Fr. Grand Rapids, Mich./Northview
W Soccer Belmont Brown Field
Aug 22, 7:30 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
W Soccer IUPUI Brown Field
Aug 24, 1:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
W Soccer Valpo Phoenix, Ariz.
Aug 29, 9:00 p.m. Grand Canyon
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
W Soccer Valpo Flagstaff, Ariz.
Aug 31, 2:00 p.m. Northern Arizona
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
W Soccer Ball State Brown Field
Sep 5, 7:30 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Sep 7, 2:30 p.m. Western Illinois
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler