Campbell, Howell Join Up With Jamaican U23 Squad for Olympic Qualifying

Valparaiso University junior goalkeeper Nico Campbell and sophomore midfielder Ramone Howell returned Monday, June 15 to their home island nation to join the Jamaican u23 national team in preparation for the next round of Caribbean Zone qualifying for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil.

Men’s Soccer Finalizes 2015 Recruiting Class

Valparaiso men's soccer coach Mike Avery and his staff announced the addition of five student-athletes to the 2015 recruiting class on Friday.

Men’s Soccer Celebrates 2014-15 Award Winners

Valparaiso men's soccer head coach Mike Avery announced on Friday the winners of the program's annual team awards for the 2014-15 year.

#RockTheBrown Fan Voting Is Now Open

The Valparaiso men's soccer team is asking for your help in picking their 2015 away uniforms. Voting will be open for the next 48 hours.

Men’s Soccer Announces Partnership with Color 4 a Cause

Valparaiso men's soccer head coach Mike Avery announced on Tuesday a partnership between the team and the #oneValpo initiative with Valparaiso University Social Action Leadership Team (SALT) in support of SALT’s Color 4 a Cause (C4C). The C4C 5K is set for May 2 and the course will run through the Valparaiso University campus.

St. Baldrick’s Raises Over $50,000 at Annual Fundraiser

The Valpo men's soccer team raised over $52,000 in their annual St. Baldrick's fundraiser on Saturday afternoon. President Mark Heckler was one of 130 people to have their heads shaved to help fight childhood cancer.

Fifth Annual St. Baldrick's Fundraiser set for April 11

Members of the men's soccer team will be hosting the fifth annual St. Baldrick's Fundraiser on Saturday, April 11 at the ARC from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Watch the attached video of Olivia Pierce to see her story and hear how she became a hero to so many others.

Taublieb Signs with Sacramento Republic FC

Valpo midfielder Zev Taublieb signed his first professional contract, a one-season deal with Sacramento Republic FC of the United Soccer League on Thursday.

Campbell, Howell called up to Jamaican U-23 National Team

Valparaiso sophomore goalkeeper Nico Campbell and freshman midfielder Ramone Howell have been called in by the Jamaican Football Federation for an U23 National Team camp this week leading into an international exhibition match on March 8 against the Cayman Islands in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Men’s Soccer Announces 2015 Recruiting Class

Valpo men's soccer head coach Mike Avery announced the addition of six players to the program on Wednesday. The 2015 class features two recruits Northwest Indiana, two additions from the Chicago area and two players with international experience.

Stroud Named Assistant on Haitian Women’s National Team

Assistant men's soccer coach David Stroud has accepted a position as the goalkeeper coach for the Haitian Women's National Team.

Valparaiso Places 10 On Fall Academic All-League Squads

Valparaiso placed a league-high 10 student-athletes over five sports on the Horizon League's 2014 Fall Academic All-League Teams, as announced today by the league office.

Men’s Soccer Announces Spring Break Camp Dates

The Valpo men's soccer team announced that their VIP Spring Break Camp will take place on March 15 at the ARC.

Men’s Soccer Adds Transfers for 2015

Head men's soccer coach Mike Avery announced the addition of two transfers, Isaiah Madrid and Deven Mason, for the 2015 season. Mardrid, from Florida Gulf Coast, and Mason, from Virginia Tech, both hail from Albuquerque, N.M. and were teammates at Eldorado High School.

Taublieb Named Jewish Sports Review First-Team All-American

Senior midfielder Zev Taublieb was recently named a First-Team All-American by the Jewish Sports Review. Taublieb is the first Crusader to be honored by the organization.

Valpo Men’s Soccer Earns MLK Jr. Award

In recognition of its #oneVALPO campaign, the Valparaiso men’s soccer team received the 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Award during Valparaiso University’s annual Convocation service as part of the University’s celebration of the life and vision of Dr. King on Monday.

Taublieb Honored on NSCAA Scholar All-Region Team

Senior midfielder Zev Taublieb was named to the NSCAA Scholar All-North/Central Region second team on Tuesday.

Lawrence Named to All-Great Lakes Region Team

Sophomore defender Omar Lawrence was named to the NSCAA/Continental Tire All-Great Lakes Region Team on Wednesday.

Men’s Soccer Earns NSCAA Academic Honor

The men's soccer team was honored with their 12th straight NSCAA Team Academic Award on Monday.

Men's Soccer Season Recap

The men's soccer team had one of its most successful seasons on and off the pitch in 2014. From the #oneValpo campaign to the programs' first-ever top-25 ranking, the Crusaders were champions in the community, classroom, and competition.

Crusaders Fall to Vikings in Penalty Kicks in Horizon League Championships

The men's soccer team fell to Cleveland State in the first round of the Horizon League Championships in penalty kicks, 4-3, on Monday night.

Trio of Crusaders Honored with League Awards

Three Valpo men's soccer players were honored with Horizon League postseason awards on Monday. Zev Taublieb and Omar Lawrence were named Second-Team All-League, while Ramone Howell garnered All-Freshman Team honors.

Crusaders Travel to Cleveland State to open Horizon League Championships

Valpo travels to Cleveland State for a Monday night match against the Vikings to open the Horizon League Championships. Kickoff is set for 6:00 pm and can be seen on the Horizon League Network.

Men’s Soccer Ties with Oakland, Advances to Horizon League Championships

Valpo clinched a spot in the Horizon League Championships with a 2-2 double-overtime draw against Oakland on Friday night. Nick Suker and Matt Gweh each scored goals to tie the game.

Crusaders Host Oakland in Regular Season Finale

Valpo looks to finish the regular season strong and get in position for the Horizon League tournament with their regular season finale this Friday at 7:30 against Oakland at Brown Field. The match is worth 1,000 points in the Crusader Scholarship Challenge.

Men’s Soccer Falls in Heartbreaker to Green Bay

Valpo dropped a 2-1 overtime thriller to Green Bay on Saturday night. Matt Gweh collected his second goal of the season in the loss.

Men’s Soccer Falls to Mastodons

The Crusaders dropped a non-league match to IPFW at Brown Field on a chilly Wednesday night, 1-0.

Crusaders Host IPFW, Travel to Green Bay in Penultimate Week of Regular Season

Men's soccer takes a break from Horizon League action to take on IPFW Wednesday night before traveling to Green Bay on Saturday night as the regular season winds down. Wednesday's match is worth 1,000 points in the Crusader Scholarship Challenge.

Men’s Soccer Announces Winter Camp

The Valparaiso men's soccer program is excited to announce the second annual VIP Winter Futsal Camp. This one day camp, to be held on Saturday, Dec. 20th, will provide male college bound soccer players with a unique opportunity to experience a high-intensity, high-pressure training environment similar to that seen at the college level.

Crusaders Battle to Draw With Panthers

Valpo drew to Milwaukee on Saturday night in double overtime, 1-1. Ramone Howell scored the lone goal for the Crusaders, while Nico Campbell finished with seven saves.

Valpo Battle Milwaukee At Home

The Crusaders continue Horizon League play this Saturday when they welcome Milwaukee to Brown Field. The match is worth 1,000 points in the Crusader Scholarship Challenge.

Mike Avery Joins the Valpo Coaches Show

Men's soccer head coach Mike Avery sat down with Aaron Leavitt to reflect upon last week's matches, discuss the emergence of freshman midfielder Ramone Howell, and examine the team's home-friendly schedule heading towards the finish line of the regular season.

#22 Crusaders Power Past Vikings Behind Aidoud’s Goal

The #22 Crusaders picked up a crucial win in the Horizon League against Cleveland State, 1-0. Jordan Aidoud provided the scoring with his team-leading fourth goal in the 59th minute.

#22 Valpo falls to Detroit at Home

The #22 Crusaders fell to league rival Detroit Wednesday night, 1-0. Nico Campbell made five saves for the Valpo.

Valpo welcome Detroit; visit Cleveland State in League action

The Valparaiso men's soccer team returned to the polls this week as they were ranked 22nd in Soccer America's poll and 25th in Top Drawer Soccer's poll. The team returns to the pitch this week with league games against Detroit and Cleveland State. Wednesday's game against Detroit is worth 1,000 point in the Crusader Scholarship Challenge.

Aidoud Named Player of the Week After Three-Goal Week

Junior Jordan Aidoud was named the Horizon League Offensive Player of the Week after collecting three goals and an assist last week. Aidoud leads the team with 10 points and is tied for the team lead in goals.

Crusaders Score Five in the Second Half to Mount Comeback Against WSU

Valpo scored five second half goals as they knocked off Wright State in Horizon League play 5-2. Jordan Aidoud and Stian Sandbekkhaug each scored two goals for the Crusaders.

Crusaders Tally Season High in Goals with Non-League Win at IUPUI

Valpo tallied a season-high three goals Tuesday night as they beat in-state rival IUPUI, 3-1. Jordan Aidoud, Matt Gweh and Stian Sandbekkhaug each recorded a goal.

Valpo breaks from league action with IUPUI tilt, resume league play Friday against Raiders

The Crusaders return to the pitch Tuesday night with a match against in-state foe IUPUI before returning home for Homecoming Friday night as they host Wright State. Friday's match is worth 1,000 point in the Crusader Scholarship Challenge.

Serratore Joins Valpo All-Access

Valparaiso men's soccer goalkeeper Tom Serratore joins Valpo All-Access to discuss and demonstrate the art of being a goalkeeper.

Nico Campbell, Emily Campbell Named Valpo Athletes of the Month

Nico Campbell (men's soccer) and Emily Campbell (volleyball) have been named the Valparaiso athletic department's Student-Athletes of the Month for August/September.

Crusaders Fall to UIC on the Road

#25 Valpo fell on the road Wednesday night to league foe UIC, 1-0. Jordan Aidoud led the squad with three shots on goal.

Mike Avery Joins the Valpo Coaches Show

Fresh off of earning a national ranking for the first time in program history, Valparaiso men's soccer head coach Mike Avery joins the Valpo Coaches Show and discusses how the team has dealt with being ranked, looks back at the last couple games and looks ahead to tonight's Horizon League battle with UIC.

Check Out the #oneVALPO Facebook Page!

Your one-stop shop for everything regarding the men's soccer program's #oneVALPO campaign is now available at The page will be updated with all the latest videos and #oneVALPO promises, from groups on the Valparaiso campus, opposing teams and members of the community.

Crusaders Battle Flyers to Draw in Double-Overtime Thriller

The #25 Crusaders faced off with the Dayton Flyers at Brown Field on Monday night. Nick Suker scored in the 90th minute to tie the game and send the game into overtime.

Crusaders Ranked Ninth In RPI, 25th in TDS Poll

Valpo is ranked ninth in this weeks RPI rankings, the highest ever for the Crusaders. The Crusaders are also ranked 25th in this week’s Top Drawer Soccer poll, the first top-25 ranking in program history in any poll.

Taublieb earns League, National Honors after two-goal week

Senior Zev Taublieb has been named the Horizon League Offensive Player of the Week and was named to College Soccer News Team of the Week after his two goal week.

Crusaders battle with Dayton, resume league action with trip to UIC

Valpo returns home for a Monday night showcase against the Dayton Flyers in a one-game break from league action before venturing up to Chicago for a battle with Horizon League foe UIC. Monday's game is worth 1,000 Crusader Scholarship Challenge points.

Crusaders Welcome Bruins to Horizon League with Win

Valpo welcomed new Horizon League member Belmont on Friday night with a 2-1 victory. The win moves the Crusaders' record to 5-1-2 and 1-0 in the Horizon League.

#oneVALPO Initiative Sweeping Communities Near and Far

A pair of disgraceful incidents on the soccer field last year have served as a catalyst for virtuous change on - and off - the pitch for Valpo Men's Soccer. The club's #oneVALPO campaign has flourished as head coach Mike Avery has received unanimous support both internally and from competition.

Taublieb’s First Goal Lifts Crusaders in Overtime Thriller

The Crusaders fought to another overtime victory, this time over Loyola, 1-0. Senior captain Zev Taublieb sent home the game-winner in the 94th minute.

Crusaders Welcome Loyola Tuesday, Start League Play Friday

The Crusaders face Loyola on Tuesday night for their final tune-up before starting league play Friday night. The Brown and Gold begin Horizon League play at Belmont, who is making their league debut.

James' Overtime Goal Lifts Crusaders over Leathernecks

The Crusaders won their home opener in a double-overtime thriller, 2-1, over Western Illinois. Freshman Jordan James scored both goals to power the offense.

Crusaders Fall to Wildcats in First Loss of Season

Valparaiso dropped their first match of the season against Big Ten opponent Northwestern, 1-0.

Crusaders Gain Highest-Ever Regional Ranking, Receive National Votes

The Valparaiso men's soccer team received its highest-ever regional ranking and received votes in the national poll for the first time.

Crusaders Continue Non-League Action, Home Opener Friday

The Crusaders continue their non-league action Wednesday night when they travel to Northwestern before facing Western Illinois for their home opener Friday night. Friday night's match is worth 1,250 points for fans as part of the Crusader Scholarship Challenge.

Campbell, Lawrence Garner National, League Honors

Sophomore goalkeeper Nico Campbell has been named to College Soccer News National Team of the Week and classmate Omar Lawrence has been named the Horizon League's Co-Defensive Player of the Week after wins against Butler and then #7 Michigan State last week.

Crusaders Upset Seventh Ranked Spartans

The Crusaders upset the seventh ranked Michigan State Spartans Thursday night, 1-0. This is the highest ranked opponent that Valpo has beaten in program history.

James' Late Goal Lifts Crusaders to First Win

Freshman Jordan James played the hero Tuesday night against the Butler Bulldogs, heading Jordan Aidoud's cross into the back of the net in the 101st minute. James' heroics gave the Crusaders their first win of the season.

Mike Avery Joins the Valpo Coaches Show

With the regular season underway for the Valparaiso men's soccer team, head coach Mike Avery joins the Valpo Coaches Show to discuss the Crusaders' early-season schedule, the team's strength in the back and options in the attack. Avery also talks about the program's #oneVALPO campaign, which is quickly gaining momentum around campus.

Crusaders Continue Season Opening Road Trip

The Crusaders continue their season opening road trip with a pair of matches against former Horizon League rival Butler and #7 Michigan State.

Crusaders Ranked Eighth in First Region Poll

Valparaiso is ranked eighth in the first NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division I Men's Great Lakes Region Poll. This is the second straight season the Crusaders have been ranked at least once in the poll.

Campbell named Horizon League Defensive Player of Week

Sophomore goalkeeper Nico Campbell has been named the Horizon Leagues men's soccer Defensive Player of the Week following his two shutouts over the weekend.

Crusaders Scrap with Wildcats for Second Straight Draw

The Valparaiso men's soccer team continued its season opening road trip with another double overtime scoreless draw against the Davidson Wildcats on Sunday afternoon.

Men's Soccer Opens Season with Draw at NC State

The Valparaiso men's soccer team opened its 2014 season with a double-overtime scoreless draw against the Wolfpack of North Carolina State on Friday night.

Men's Soccer Heads to North Carolina to Start Season

The Valparaiso men's soccer team opens up their 2014 season with a trip to North Carolina, facing off with North Carolina State on Friday evening and Davidson on Sunday afternoon. This marks the first of a five game road trip to open the season for the Crusaders.

Men’s Soccer Rounds Out 2014 Coaching Staff

David Stroud joins Valpo men's soccer coaching staff as an assistant coach after three seasons as a head coach at Saint Joseph's (Ind.), Adam Ponder joins staff as volunteer assistant.

What You Need to Know: Valpo Men's Soccer

A strong corps of returnees in the back and in the midfield look to lead the Valpo men's soccer program into the 2014 campaign. Exhibition play opens for the Crusaders at home Saturday morning.

Valpo Men Picked Fifth in Preseason Poll

The Valparaiso men’s soccer team has been chosen to finish in fifth place in the Horizon League standings in 2014, according to preseason polling of the league’s head coaches.


Head coach Mike Avery talks with senior Zev Taublieb about the Valpo men's soccer program's #oneVALPO campaign for this upcoming season.

Taublieb Chronicling Summer Journey With Sounders U23

Crusader midfielder Zev Taublieb is penning a three-part series on, chronicling his journey this summer as he traveled to Seattle to try out for, and eventually join, the Seattle Sounders U23 team.

Men’s Soccer Announces 2014 Schedule

Ten matches at Brown Field, four fixtures against major-conference opponents highlight Mike Avery's 2014 schedule for the Valparaiso men's soccer team