Jones Named Assistant Coach

Valparaiso University Head Men's Soccer Coach Mis' Mrak today announced Richard Jones has been named Assistant Men's Soccer Coach.

Valpo Signs Four for 2006

Head Coach Mis' Mrak today announced the signing of four incoming freshmen to National Letters of Intent for the 2006 men's soccer season. Eric Jonas (Troy, Mich./Troy), Steve Shivley (Indianapolis, Ind./North Central), Ryan Schwarz (Rockford, Ill./Boylan Catholic) and Joel Wagner (Algonquin, Ill./Dundee Crown) will all join the Crusaders this fall as they look to build on last season's fourth-place finish in the Mid-Con.

2006 Summer Soccer Camp Set for June 19-22

The Valparaiso men's soccer team will host its 2006 boy's soccer camp June 19-22 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Eastgate Field.

Valpo Men's and Women's Soccer Earns NSCAA Team Academic Awards for Third Straight Season

Valparaiso University is one of 48 intercollegiate soccer programs of all divisions to have both its men's and women's soccer teams recognized by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) for posting a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher during the 2004-2005 academic year.

Catrow and Brighton Named to All-Tournament Team

Juniors D.J. Catrow (Springfield, Ohio/Central Catholic) and Jon Brighton (Warner Robins, Ga./Houston County) have been named to the Mid-Continent Conference All-Tournament for their performances over the weekend in Kansas City, Mo.

Crusaders Season Ends With 4-2 Loss to Oakland

The top-seeded Oakland Golden Grizzlies scored three unanswered goals to avenge an earlier loss and send the Valparaiso University men's soccer team home with a 4-2 loss in the semi-finals of the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament in Kansas City, Mo.

Three Crusaders Earn All-Conference Honors

Three members of the Valparaiso University men's soccer team were selected to the 2005 Mid-Con All-Conference Second Team, the league announced today.

Valpo Poised for Run in Conference Tournament

The Valparaiso University men's soccer team enters the 2005 Mid-Continent Conference Tournament this weekend in Kansas City, Mo. as the number four seed and will take on regular season champion Oakland Friday in the semifinals at 11:00 a.m.

Valpo Falls 2-0 to Michigan State on Senior Day

The Michigan State Spartans spoiled the final home match for four Valparaiso University seniors, picking up a 2-0 win Sunday afternoon at Eastgate Field.

Oleck Receives Mid-Con Honor

Senior goalkeeper Jeff Oleck (Indianapolis, Ind./Cathedral H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Defensive Player of the Week after helping the Crusaders clinch a berth in the Mid-Con Tournament with a 1-0 shutout of IUPUI.

Catrow's Heroics Salvage 2-2 Tie with Xavier

Playing a man down for most of the match, D.J. Catrow's (Springfield, Ohio/Catholic Central) two second half goals erased a 2-0 deficit and gave the Crusaders a 2-2 (2ot) tie against Xavier Sunday at Eastgate Field.

Valpo Posts Another Shutout Win

Jeff Oleck (Indianapolis, Ind./Cathedral) notched his fifth shutout of the season and Chris Goss (Battle Creek, Mich./Lakeview) scored late in the first half to give the Crusaders a crucial 1-0 win at IUPUI Friday night.

Valpo's Stewart Earns Mid-Con Honors

Freshman defender Andrew Stewart (Buffalo Grove, Ill./Stevenson) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Defensive Player of the Week, the league announced today.

Offensive Outburst Propels Valpo to Victory

Valparaiso, led by two goals off the foot of J.J. Eschenburg (Edgewood, N.M./Moriarty H.S.), put together their best offensive performance in more than seven seasons, defeating Cleveland State 5-2 Sunday afternoon in Cleveland, Ohio.

Oleck Sets Shutout Record in 0-0 Draw

Jeff Oleck (Indianapolis, Ind./Cathedral) broke Valpo's all-time shutout record with the 13th of his career, and fourth of the season, as the Crusaders played the Western Illinois Leathernecks to a 0-0 double-overtime tie Friday afternoon at Eastgate Field.

Valpo Unable to Slow Golden Eagles

Despite a late rally that netted three goals, Valparaiso fell to Oral Roberts Saturday night 5-3 in Tulsa, Okla.

Titans End Valpo Win Streak at Three

Detroit's Vahid Assadpour scored his second goal of the match in the 101st minute to give the Titans a 2-1 double-overtime win over Valpo Wednesday at Eastgate Field, snapping the Crusaders' three-match winning streak.

Oleck Receives Mid-Con Accolades

Goalkeeper Jeff Oleck (Indianapolis, Ind./Cathedral H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Defensive Player of the Week after tying Valpo's career shutouts record against Oakland.

Crusaders Win Third Straight, 1-0 Over Oakland

Nate Hyde (South Bend, Ind./Clay) scored an unassisted goal in the 55th minute to give Valpo their third straight win, 1-0 over Oakland Saturday in Rochester, Mich.

Valpo Tops Centenary 1-0 Saturday

Clifton Brown's (Chillicothe, Ohio/Unioto) first collegiate goal was all the offense the Crusaders would need to defeat Centenary 1-0 Saturday at Eastgate Field.

Valpo Blasts IPFW 4-0

Freshman Paul Leitelt (Munster, Ind./Munster) scored a pair of goals as Valpo put an emphatic end to a three-match scoreless streak, routing IPFW 4-0 Sunday at Eastgate Field.

UMKC Blanks Crusaders

UMKC scraped out a second half goal and made it stand up in a 1-0 win over Valparaiso Saturday, the Mid-Continent Conference opener for both clubs.

Men's Soccer Team Announces Season-Long Food Drive

The Valparaiso University men's soccer team will be collecting non-perishable food items at all home matches this year as part of a season-long drive in support of local food banks.

Crusaders Fall at Western Michigan

Valparaiso took 17 shots Sunday afternoon, but couldn't find the back of the net with any of them, as the Crusaders came out on the short end of a 1-0 decision to Western Michigan at Kalamazoo, Mich.

Crusaders Fall Friday on the Road at Eastern Illinois

Eastern Illinois scored quick and added a late insurance goal on Friday afternoon as the Panthers defeated Valparaiso 2-0 in Charleston, Ill.

Valpo Loses 3-2 on Late NIU Goal

The Valparaiso University men's soccer team mounted a furious second half comeback to erase a 2-0 deficit, but lost 3-2 to Northern Illinois Sunday at Eastgate Field.

Valpo Falls Just Short at Butler

Valparaiso's second half comeback attempt fell just short on Friday afternoon as the Crusaders dropped a 2-1 decision to Butler in Indianapolis, Ind.

Valpo Scores Shutout Victory over Canisius

Sean McGinnis (Barrington, Ill./Barrington H.S.) notched his first career shutout and Valparaiso scored twice in the second half as the Crusaders defeated Canisius 2-0 on Sunday morning at the Bulls Classic in Buffalo, N.Y.

Crusaders Downed by Buffalo

D.J. Catrow (Springfield, Ohio/Catholic Central H.S.) scored midway through the first half to give Valpo the lead, but host Buffalo scored three consecutive second-half goals and held on to defeat the Crusaders 3-2 Friday night.

Crusaders Fall to Dayton in Exhibition Play

Valparaiso concluded its 2005 exhibition season on Saturday evening, dropping a 3-0 decision at Dayton.

Valpo Blanks St. Joe's to Open Exhibition Season

Valparaiso kicked off its 2005 exhibition season in victorious fashion on Sunday evening, as the Crusaders shutout Saint Joseph's (Ind.) 4-0 in Rensselaer, Ind.

Crusader Men Ready for 2005 Campaign

Optimism abounds around the Valparaiso University men's soccer program heading into the 2005 season.

Valpo Picked Sixth in Preseason Men's Soccer Poll

Valparaiso University's men's soccer team has been predicted to finish in sixth place in the Mid-Continent Conference this season in preseason balloting done by the league's head coaches.

WVUR to Broadcast 42 Live Soccer and Volleyball Matches this Fall

WVUR (95.1 FM-Valparaiso) has announced that the student-run radio station will broadcast 42 live soccer and volleyball matches this fall, including several road contests this upcoming season.

Valpo Men's Soccer Sets 2005 Schedule

Valparaiso University head soccer coach Mis' Mrak has announced his 2005 schedule which includes eight home matches at Eastgate Field while opening the season at the Bulls Classic in Buffalo, N.Y.