Valparaiso University men’s soccer head coach Mike Avery announced today that Steffen Pulinx, a 6’3” defender from Genk, Belgium, will be joining the Crusader program as a freshman entering the 2016 season. Pulinx joins the previously announced class of incoming players to give Valpo an eight-player group of newcomers for 2016.
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.
Valparaiso University men’s soccer head coach Mike Avery announced today the 2015-2016 award winners for the Crusader soccer program.
The Valparaiso University men’s soccer program will host four camps this summer for players ranging in age from kindergarten through high school.
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 Fall 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.
Valparaiso junior goalkeeper Nico Campbell (Kingston, Jamaica/St. George’s College) has been tabbed the Horizon League Goalkeeper of the Year and a First Team All-League honoree as the league announced its postseason award recipients on Monday. In addition, junior Isaiah Madrid (Albuquerque, N.M./Eldorado [FGCU]) earned a spot on the Second Team All-League squad.
Playing in its regular season finale Friday night at Brown Field, the Valparaiso University men’s soccer team took its chances well early to gain a quick lead and then stood strong defensively throughout, as the Crusaders earned a 3-0 Horizon League victory over Green Bay. Unfortunately for the Crusaders, the win was not enough to push their side into the field for the Horizon League Championship.
The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team looks to qualify for the Horizon League Championship as it faces league foe Green Bay on Friday night at Brown Field. This game is the last regular season match of the 2015 season, and will be the final home match for Crusader seniors Jordan Aidoud, Jorge Bermudez and Jacob Gandarilla. Valpo soccer scarves will be handed out to the first 150 students at the game Friday as well.
The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team struck first Saturday night at Oakland in search of a key three points in the Horizon League standings, but it would be the Golden Grizzlies to eventually come out on top, 2-1, as they scored less than one minute into extra time.
The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team hosted Horizon League foe UIC on Wednesday night at Brown Field, battling throughout, but eventually falling 1-0.
The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team faces a pair of key Horizon League matches this week, starting off on Wednesday at home against UIC before playing Oakland on the road Saturday. On Wednesday, the Crusaders will honor their final Senior in the Spotlight this season, recognizing senior Jordan Aidoud, while the match against the Flames will also serve as the team’s breast cancer awareness match. The first 100 students through the gates at Brown Field Wednesday will also receive Valpo soccer scarves. Check out head coach Mike Avery on this week's edition of the Valpo Coaches Show.
The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team returned home following a five-match road trip Saturday night, taking on Horizon League foe Belmont at Brown Field. The Crusaders got on the board early, but would eventually have to settle for a 1-1 draw.
The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team returns home after five straight road games, taking on Belmont in Horizon League action at Brown Field Saturday evening at 7 p.m. Prior to the match, the Crusaders will be honoring their senior in the spotlight – Jorge Bermudez.
The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team concluded a five-match road trip on Monday night in Ann Arbor, Mich., where the Crusaders fell to Michigan, 1-0.
For the second time this season, Valparaiso University junior goalkeeper Nico Campbell (Kingston, Jamaica/St. George’s College) has been tabbed the Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week.
The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team concludes its five-match road trip on Monday, as they head north to take on Big Ten foe Michigan. The match is the Crusaders’ last before four consecutive Horizon League fixtures to close the regular season.
The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team earned yet another result Saturday afternoon at Northern Kentucky in Highland Heights, Ky., as the Crusaders’ sixth clean sheet in their last eight matches was enough for a 0-0 draw to earn a point in the Horizon League standings.
The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team continued its unbeaten streak against ranked opponents, earning a 1-1 draw on the road in Albuquerque N.M, against Soccer America #23 New Mexico on Wednesday night. The Crusaders are now 2-0-1 in their last three matches versus ranked opponents.
The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team continues its five-match road trip this week. The Crusaders look to add a third win versus a ranked opponent this season when they play at Soccer America #23 New Mexico Wednesday night. Then on Saturday, Valpo travels to Horizon League newcomer Northern Kentucky for a key league match.
The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team saw its program-record streak of eight straight matches earning a result come to an end on Saturday night, as the Crusaders fell at Wright State in Horizon League play, 3-1.
Coming off of yet another shutout victory, the Valparaiso University men’s soccer team puts its program-record unbeaten streak on the line as it travels to Wright State for a Horizon League matchup Saturday night. With a win, the Crusaders – who moved up to sixth this week in the NSCAA Great Lakes Region poll – would also set a new program record with five consecutive victories.
Valparaiso University men’s soccer defender Omar Lawrence (Kingston, Jamaica/Excelsior) was named Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week today after anchoring the Crusaders’ back line in a pair of clean sheets last week.
The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team picked up a big league win on Saturday night on the road, winning at Milwaukee by a 1-0 final. With the win, the Crusaders prolonged their program-record unbeaten streak to eight straight matches and matched a team best with five consecutive clean sheets.
Coming off of perhaps the most impressive week of results in program history, including defeating a pair of ranked opponents in the same season for the first time ever, the Valparaiso University men’s soccer team puts its program-record unbeaten streak on the line as it returns to Horizon League play Saturday night at Milwaukee. The Crusaders enter the week ranked eighth in the NSCAA Great Lakes Region poll. Check out head coach Mike Avery's thoughts on the recent success and what lies ahead in this week's edition of the Valpo Coaches Show.
The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team won in dramatic fashion Monday night at Brown Field, winning in the first overtime against #23 Omaha on the first career goal by sophomore Andrew Avram (Scottsdale, Ariz./Saguaro). With the win, the Crusaders set a new program record by earning a result for the seventh straight game, while also defeating multiple ranked opponents in the same season for the first time.
Valparaiso University men’s soccer goalkeeper Nico Campbell (Kingston, Jamaica/St. George’s College) won a pair of accolades on Monday, as he was named to the College Soccer News National Team of the Week, as well as earning Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week recognition. Sophomore Stian Sandbekkhaug (Ottawa, Ont./Frisco Liberty) also joined Campbell this week in earning a conference award, being named Horizon League Offensive Player of the Week.
The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team closed out Homecoming weekend with a 1-0 victory Saturday night, defeating Horizon League foe Cleveland State at Brown Field.
The Valparaiso men's soccer team, coming off of a win at #18 Western Michigan, returns home for a pair of matches on Saturday and Monday. First up for the Crusaders is Horizon League foe Cleveland State on Homecoming Saturday, then Valpo will take on #23 Omaha on Monday to close out the two-match homestand. Prior to Saturday's game, the Crusaders will be honoring their senior in the spotlight - Jacob Gandarilla. Both matches this weekend will be broadcast on ESPN3.com.
The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team didn’t waste any time getting on the board Wednesday afternoon at #18 Western Michigan, using an early strike to propel itself to a 2-0 win over the nationally-ranked Broncos in Kalamazoo, Mich.
For the 13th straight year, the Valparaiso University men’s soccer team has been awarded with the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Academic Award, as announced this week by the organization. The Crusaders' streak is the third-longest nationally among men's soccer programs.
The Valparaiso men’s soccer team faces another tough test Wednesday afternoon, as the Crusaders take on a ranked opponent for the second time this season in #18 Western Michigan.
The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team hit the road to kick off its 2015 Horizon League slate and came out of Detroit with a point, playing the Titans to a 0-0 draw Saturday afternoon.
Valparaiso will open up their ninth season in the Horizon League this weekend as the Crusaders square off with Detroit on the road.
For the second time in the last three matches, Valparaiso men’s soccer junior Isaiah Madrid (Albuquerque, N.M./Eldorado [Florida Gulf Coast]) found the back of the net in extra time, scoring in the 107th minute as the Crusaders won Friday night at IUPUI, 2-1.
For the third straight outing, Valpo will face a former conference rival, as the Crusaders kick off a three-match road trip at IUPUI Friday evening. The meeting with the Jaguars marks the Crusaders' last non-league contest before the start of Horizon League play. Head coach Mike Avery joined the Valpo Coaches Show this week, looking back at the first couple weeks of the season and looking ahead to IUPUI and beyond.
It was another in a string of hot, humid nights on Brown Field for the Valparaiso University men’s soccer team’s home opener Monday evening, as the Crusaders hosted Loyola and the two sides battled to a 0-0, double-overtime draw.
Valparaiso University men’s soccer junior midfielder Isaiah Madrid (Albuquerque, N.M./Eldorado [FGCU]) netted himself a brace on Friday night at Western Illinois, his first career goals as a Crusader and the latter of which proved to be the golden goal in a 3-2 Valpo victory in double overtime.
Two of the three most common opponents in program history await the Valparaiso University men’s soccer team this weekend, as the Crusaders travel to take on former Mid-Con rival Western Illinois Friday evening before opening the home campaign at Brown Field Monday night against Loyola.
The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team Lids Flash Store is now open. The store features exclusive gear designed by the program and is for players, family, friends and fans of the Crusaders. The store is only open through Sept. 6, so see the attached form and order today!
An evenly-matched, hard-fought game for the Valparaiso University men’s soccer team at Cincinnati Monday evening ended on a down note, as the Bearcats converted on a penalty kick in the 103rd minute to send the Crusaders to a 1-0 defeat.
The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team battled toe-to-toe with Top Drawer Soccer #14 Kentucky Friday evening in the season opener for both sides, but a goal in the 90th minute gave the Wildcats a 2-1 victory.
The Crusaders picked up two first-place votes en route to placing second in the Horizon League preseason poll, as announced by the league Friday morning. The 2015 campaign gets underway tonight at Top Drawer Soccer #14 Kentucky, and the game can be seen live on the SEC Network + and online at ESPN3.com.
Coming off of a 2014 campaign where it earned a spot in national top-25 polls for the first time in program history and reached greater heights in the NCAA's RPI ratings than ever before, the Valparaiso University men's soccer program enters the 2015 season looking to take another step forward. Head coach Mike Avery looks to blend 15 returnees with a large group of 18 newcomers, and the Crusaders will be tested right off the bat - traveling to take on Top Drawer Soccer #14 Kentucky Friday night and playing at Cincinnati Monday evening.
The Valparaiso men’s soccer team played its second of two exhibition matches Monday evening at Brown Field, finishing in a 1-1 draw with Lewis. The Crusaders open up regular season action Friday night at Kentucky, facing a Wildcats squad which is receiving votes in the NSCAA preseason top-25 poll.
With the start of the regular season approaching quickly, Valparaiso men's soccer head coach Mike Avery announced on Monday the program's captains for the 2015 campaign: senior Jordan Aidoud and junior Omar Lawrence.
Facing off against an Indiana squad which has won eight national championships and enters the 2015 campaign ranked #14 in the nation, the Valparaiso men’s soccer team didn’t back down on Monday evening at Grand Park in Westfield, Ind., defeating the Hoosiers 2-1 thanks to a pair of second-half goals.
Valparaiso men’s soccer head coach Mike Avery announced today a challenging schedule for his 2015 squad for the upcoming season, a slate which features seven home games and road games at Kentucky, New Mexico and Michigan.