Valparaiso University men’s soccer head coach Mike Avery announced today his side’s schedule for the upcoming 2016 season – a challenging slate which includes six matches against teams which finished in the top-75 in the nation in RPI last season, and eight home matches at Brown Field.
Valparaiso University men’s soccer head coach Mike Avery announced today a talented group of players set to join the Crusaders in 2016, as the men’s soccer program welcomes seven new additions to the current squad. The 2016 class is comprised of student-athletes from three different U.S. states and four total countries, and joins a Valpo squad that is looking to build off a 7-6-5 (3-3-3 Horizon) season in 2015 – a season which included a 3-1-1 mark for the Crusaders against teams ranked in the top-25 nationally. More detailed information on all the signees, including thoughts from Coach Avery, is available in the attached PDF.
The Valparaiso University men’s soccer program announced today that its VIP Spring Break Camp will be held on Sunday, March 13. This one-day camp will provide prospective student-athletes a unique opportunity to experience a training environment similar to that seen at the college level.
Six Valparaiso University student-athletes earned spots on the Horizon League Spring Academic All-League teams, as announced by the league office this morning. The men’s soccer program had two student-athletes honored, while women’s soccer, volleyball, men’s cross country and women’s cross country each boasted one honoree.
With the start of the new year, Valparaiso head men's soccer coach Mike Avery and his players have resolved to continue to promote the highly successful #oneVALPO diversity / inclusion initiative. Year one of the #oneVALPO initiative featured the men's soccer program working to spread the message around the Valparaiso University campus, and the focus in the second year now shifts to moving the message off campus and out into the Valparaiso community. Targeting local schools, organizations and businesses, Coach Avery and his squad look to spread a positive message about diversity and inclusion.
The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team had a pair of players honored Thursday as the NSCAA released its postseason All-Region squads, as juniors Omar Lawrence (Kingston, Jamaica/Excelsior) and Isaiah Madrid (Albuquerque, N.M./Eldorado [FGCU]) both were named Third Team All-Great Lakes Region honorees.
The Valparaiso University men’s soccer program will be hosting its VIP Winter Futsal Camp at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Sunday, December 20 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The camp is open to all high school students currently in grades 9-12.