Waugaman Named to Men’s Soccer CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team

Valparaiso University men’s soccer player Dylan Waugaman (Houston, Texas / Friendswood [Oregon State]) received a high honor on Thursday as he was named a second-team Google Cloud Academic All-American by CoSIDA.


Mentzingen Named to United Soccer Coaches All-Region Second Team

Valparaiso University men’s soccer senior Rafael Mentzingen (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil / Bryan) added one final accolade to his long list of achievements over his two-year Valpo career on Wednesday.


Waugaman, Mentzingen Named to MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team

A pair of Valparaiso University men’s soccer players were honored by the Missouri Valley Conference on Wednesday for their excellence on the field and in the classroom during the 2018 season.


Miras Named to MVC All-Tournament Team

Valparaiso University men’s soccer goalkeeper Nacho Miras (Ubeda, Spain / Nuestra Semora del Pilar) was recognized as a member of the Missouri Valley Conference All-Tournament team on Sunday.


Five Men’s Soccer Players Receive All-Conference Recognition

The Valparaiso University men’s soccer program was well represented as the Missouri Valley Conference unveiled its postseason awards and all-conference honors on Thursday evening.


Waugaman Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team

Valparaiso University men’s soccer player Dylan Waugaman (Houston, Texas / Friendswood [Oregon State]) was honored for his excellence both on the field and in the classroom on Thursday as he was named to the CoSIDA All-District First Team for District 5.


Men’s Soccer Season Comes to Close with Overtime Defeat to Drake

The Valparaiso University men’s soccer program said goodbye to an accomplished senior class on Wednesday following a 2-1 overtime defeat to Drake in the first round of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament at Evansville. The Bulldogs used a golden goal in the second overtime to advance with the narrow victory.


Men's Soccer Begins MVC Tournament on Wednesday

The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team seems to be peaking at the right time as the squad enters the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament on a six-game unbeaten streak. Valpo goes into the week as the No. 3 seed in the tournament, very much in the mix for the conference title and the automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament that comes along with it.


Men’s Soccer Wins Regular Season Finale, Locks Up No. 3 Seed for MVC Tournament

The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team ended its Brown Field portion of the season on a high note, securing a 1-0 victory on Saturday night against Missouri Valley Conference foe Drake to nail down the No. 3 seed for next week’s conference tournament.


Men's Soccer to Host Brown Field Finale on Saturday

The final chance to catch the Valparaiso University men’s soccer team in action at Brown Field this season will be on Saturday night as Drake comes to town for the regular season finale. Valpo can take comfort in the fact that it has done enough to secure a Missouri Valley Conference Tournament appearance regardless of Saturday’s outcome, but there’s still plenty to play for with tournament seeding on the line in the home finale.


Men’s Soccer Secures MVC Tournament Berth with Draw at Evansville

The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team utilized an impressive goal late in regulation to garner a point in the Missouri Valley Conference standings on Saturday night at Evansville. The result was an important one as it allowed Valpo to clinch a conference tournament appearance.


Key MVC Showdown Awaits Men's Soccer on Saturday

The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team has hopes that Saturday’s game will be a preview of a trip to come. Making the journey from Valpo to Evansville twice in a 10-day span has never sounded so appealing, as Valpo will return to the home of the Purple Aces as long as the team takes care of business over the final two matches and secures a spot in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament. The stakes are high on Saturday as Valpo and Evansville lock horns in another important game in the conference standings.


Men’s Soccer Extends Unbeaten Streak to Four on Saturday

The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team added to its unbeaten streak and picked up another point in the Missouri Valley Conference standings on Saturday night, playing to a 2-2 draw with Central Arkansas at Brown Field. All four goals came in the second half with Valpo jumping out to a two-goal edge before the Bears roared from behind to earn the eventual tie.


Men's Soccer to Host Central Arkansas on Saturday

A Valpo team that is playing its best soccer of the season over the last three matches will face a tough test on Saturday night as Central Arkansas makes its way to Brown Field. The Bears are the defending conference champions after winning the MVC Tournament and advancing to the NCAA Tournament in 2017. This will mark the penultimate chance to catch Valpo play at home this season.


Lacerda Garners MVC Offensive Player of the Week Award

A day after being named the College Soccer News National Player of the Week, honors kept rolling in for Valparaiso University men’s soccer senior Lucca Lacerda (Passos, Brazil / Mercy College) on Tuesday.


Lacerda Honored as College Soccer News National Player of the Week

After a seven-point week that propelled the Valparaiso University men’s soccer team to a perfect 2-0-0 fall break road trip, senior Lucca Lacerda (Passos, Brazil / Mercy College) has been named the College Soccer News National Player of the Week.


Lacerda Provides Brace to Lift Men’s Soccer Over Bradley

It will be a happy journey home after a perfect fall break trip for the Valparaiso University men’s soccer team.


Men's Soccer Visits Bradley on Saturday

A stretch of four straight Missouri Valley Conference games to close the regular season begins on Saturday night as Valpo pays Bradley a visit at Shea Stadium in Peoria. This match takes Valpo back to the site of the 2017 MVC Tournament to face a Braves side that was picked to finish fourth in the MVC Preseason Poll. Entering this weekend, Valpo’s only conference fixtures have come against the top two teams in the preseason projections.


Valpo Enjoys Road Win on Wednesday

The weather conditions weren’t favorable, but the outcome sure was for the Valparaiso University men’s soccer team on Wednesday in Charleston, Ill. Valpo came away with a 2-1 road victory over host Eastern Illinois behind a late goal by Lucca Lacerda (Passos, Brazil / Mercy College), whose game-winner came in the 85th minute.


Men’s Soccer Earns Point in Valley Standings on Sunday

The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team played to a scoreless draw with Missouri Valley Conference foe Loyola on a misty and foggy Sunday night at Brown Field. Valpo put together its best performance of the past month to earn a gritty point in the Valley standings against a quality conference foe.


Men's Soccer Versus Loyola Pushed to Sunday

Due to an inclement weather forecast throughout the evening hours on Saturday, the Valpo men's soccer home match against Loyola on Brown Field has been postponed to Sunday night at 7 p.m.


Men's Soccer Begins Valley-Heavy Stretch on Saturday

The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team will return to Missouri Valley Conference play on Saturday after three straight fixtures outside of league action. The most important stretch of the season awaits as the team closes the regular season with five Valley dates in its final six matches. Nearby conference foe Loyola comes to Brown Field on Saturday night before Valpo heads to Eastern Illinois on Wednesday, Oct. 10. It’s a special night for the program on Saturday as Valpo hosts its annual TOCO (They Often Cry Outreach) event.


Men’s Soccer Earns Team Academic Award

For the 16th straight year, the Valparaiso University men’s soccer team has been awarded with the United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award, as announced on Thursday by the organization.


Mentzingen Tallies Goal in Men’s Soccer Setback to Oral Roberts

The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team fell 4-1 to visiting Oral Roberts on Monday night at Brown Field. A quality Golden Eagles side upped its record to 6-3-2 after scoring two goals in each half. Senior Rafael Mentzingen (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil / Bryan) provided the Valpo goal in the 53rd minute on a penalty kick.


Lacerda Scores First Goal of Valpo Career on Saturday

The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team fell 2-1 on Saturday night on the road against Bowling Green. The Falcons scored twice in the first 20 minutes before senior Lucca Lacerda (Passos, Brazil / Mercy College) provided the Valpo goal in the 36th minute.


Men's Soccer Set for Two Games in Three Days

The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team will have a busy weekend with two games in three days starting on Saturday night at Bowling Green. After Valpo squares off with the Falcons in Ohio, it will face a quick turnaround for a home date with Oral Roberts on Monday at Brown Field.


SIU Edwardsville Nips Valpo in High-Scoring Affair

There were more goals scored on Tuesday night than in the previous five Valparaiso University men’s soccer matches combined, but Valpo came up on the wrong end of a seesaw battle that saw visiting SIU Edwardsville capture a 3-2 victory at Brown Field. Each team had two second-half goals, with the Cougars scoring the match-winner in the 86th minute of a fixture that began on a lengthy lightning delay.


Men’s Soccer Starts MVC Slate on Saturday

The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team faced a tough test to begin the 2018 Missouri Valley Conference schedule, going on the road to face the league’s defending regular season champion on Saturday. Nacho Miras (Ubeda, Spain / Nuetra Semora del Pilar) registered four saves and Rafael Mentzingen (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil / Bryan) placed a pair of shots on goal, but host Missouri State defended its home field with a 1-0 victory to remain undefeated this season.


Men’s Soccer to Hold Fall ID Camp

The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team has announced that it will hold a Fall ID camp on Nov. 4 at the Athletics-Recreation Center and Brown Field.


Valpo Men's Soccer Opens MVC Play on Saturday

The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team is ready to embrace the challenge of starting the Missouri Valley Conference portion of the season by visiting the defending regular season champions on Saturday night. MVC preseason favorite Missouri State will welcome Valpo to crank up conference play before Valpo steps back outside of conference action for a Tuesday tilt against SIU Edwardsville at Brown Field.


Mentzingen Featured in MVC Scholar-Athlete Spotlight

Valparaiso University men’s soccer senior Rafael Mentzingen (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil / Bryan) has been recognized for his well-roundedness as one of two student-athletes featured in this week’s Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete Spotlight presented by Enterprise Bank and Trust Company.


Valpo Plays to Scoreless Draw with Western Illinois

The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team held on to a scoreless draw against the Western Illinois University Leathernecks at Brown Field on Saturday afternoon. Stout defense on each side, and some sound goalkeeping from redshirt junior Nacho Miras (Ubeda, Spain/Nuestra Semora del Pilar) would hold the deadlock in place and give Valpo its first draw of the 2018 season.


Men's Soccer Back Home on Saturday

At long last, the Valparaiso University men’s soccer team returns to Brown Field for Saturday’s match against Western Illinois. This marks the first home fixture for Valpo since Aug. 24. Saturday presents the team with a chance to improve to 2-0 at home and an opportunity to win back-to-back games for the first time this season.


Late Header Goal by Alex Brown Lifts Valpo Past Milwaukee

The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team earned an impressive road victory against a quality Milwaukee side on Friday night, using a header goal by Alex Brown (MayPen, Jamaica / Glenmuir [Cincinnati State]) in the 90th minute to obtain the dramatic triumph. This marked the second time in the first five matches of the year Valpo has notched a match-winner in the 90th minute or later.


Valpo Continues Wisconsin Stretch on Friday

The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team will face a former league foe on Friday as the squad heads back to the state of Wisconsin to clash with the Milwaukee Panthers. After back-to-back battles with Big Ten competition, Valpo continues its challenging slate by playing a team that is coming off a Big Ten win over Ohio State.


Men’s Soccer Incurs One-Goal Defeat to Defending Big Ten Champions

The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team came out on the wrong end of a 1-0 final against a Wisconsin team that has received national attention this season and advanced to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen a year ago. Neither side cracked the scoreboard in the opening half, but the Badgers notched the lone goal of the match on a penalty kick in the 52nd minute to conclude a holiday weekend of soccer in Madison, Wis. The weather played a factor on Monday, as the match was moved to Madison College and took place in unfavorable conditions.


Northwestern Nips Valpo in Men’s Soccer

The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team started its Labor Day weekend tournament with a 1-0 setback on Saturday against Big 10 foe Northwestern in Madison, Wis. Valpo had the edge in shots for the third straight game, but it was the Wildcats who made their way onto the scoreboard in the second half.


Men's Soccer Preps for Challenging Labor Day Weekend

A challenging Labor Day weekend awaits the Valparaiso University men’s soccer team as the Crusaders head to the University of Wisconsin Tournament to battle a pair of Big Ten opponents. Valpo will face off with Northwestern and defending Big Ten champion Wisconsin, while Fordham will also be a part of the tournament field and play the two Big Ten schools.


Moreno Picks Up First Crusader Goal in Defeat to Marquette

The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team incurred its first setback of the season on Sunday afternoon in Milwaukee as the Crusaders fell 3-1 to Marquette. Danny Moreno (Pasto, Columbia / Desert Mountain [Grand Canyon]) became the second Crusader in as many matches to score his first goal in a Valpo uniform by providing his team’s tally.


Marchionna Golden Goal Propels Valpo to Victory in Season Opener

The Valparaiso University men’s soccer season is off to a dramatic and victorious start after Friday’s opener at Brown Field. The Crusaders had visiting IUPUI on its heels for the bulk of the match, eventually breaking through in the 104th minute as a golden goal by Michael Marchionna (Naperville, Ill. / Naperville Central) provided Valpo with a 1-0 victory.


Men's Soccer to Open Season This Weekend

The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team will kick off a new season on Friday night by hosting IUPUI. After the Crusaders and Jaguars clash to get the season going, Valpo will visit Big East foe Marquette on Sunday.


Excitement Abundant as Men’s Soccer Prepares to Kick Off Season

As the Valparaiso University men’s soccer team gets set to begin regular season action on Friday night, it’s something simple yet often overlooked that could lay the foundation for a successful 2018 campaign.


Futbol at Brown Field Set for Friday

As part of Valparaiso University’s Welcome Week festivities, Valpo Athletics will be hosting “Futbol at Brown Field” on Friday, Aug. 24 – an event surrounding the men’s and women’s soccer doubleheader to help kick off the 2018-2019 athletic season.


Rain Washes Out Men’s Soccer Exhibition

The scheduled Valparaiso University men’s soccer exhibition match at Purdue Fort Wayne on Friday has been cancelled due to rain and inclement weather.


Garcia, Mentzingen Named to MVC Preseason All-Conference Team

The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team was well represented as the Missouri Valley Conference unveiled its 2018 Preseason All-Conference Team on Thursday.


Valpo Men’s Soccer Announces 2018 Newcomers

As the Valparaiso University men’s soccer team gets set to take the pitch to begin the 2018 campaign, the program has released details on the six newcomers who have joined the team.


Registration Open for Valpo Men’s Soccer Youth VIP Camp

The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team has announced that registration is open for its 2018 Youth VIP Camp, which will take place Aug. 6-8.


Valpo Men’s Soccer Releases 2018 Schedule

The Valparaiso University men’s soccer program has announced its schedule for the 2018 season, featuring three exhibitions, six Missouri Valley Conference matches and 10 nonconference fixtures.