Official Athletic Site of the Valparaiso University Crusaders
Eric Slenk
2009-10 Men's Track & Field
EVENTS
Sprints
YR.
Fr./Fr./Fr.
HOMETOWN
Holland, Mich.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
Christian
Eric Slenk

2011: Appeared in nine games for Valpo, starting the season opener against Franklin (Sept. 3) ... caught 23 passes for 200 yards ... had a season-high five receptions for 45 yards against Morehead State (Oct. 1) ... had a season-long catch of 27 yards against Dayton on Oct. 29 ... returned five kickoffs and three punts against Franklin ... caught a two-point conversion against Campbell (Nov. 12) ... finished the year with five total tackles, including four solo stops ... named team’s Special Teams Player of the Week for the Dayton game ... named to the Pioneer Football League Fall Academic Honor Roll.

2010: Saw action in 10 games for the Crusaders, making five starts ... collegiate debut came in season opener at Western Illinois (Sept. 2) ... made first collegiate start against Marist (Oct. 9) ... made nine catches for 105 yards on the season ... hauled in a 52-yard touchdown pass against Jacksonville (Oct. 16) for first collegiate score ... finished with two grabs for 71 yards against the Dolphins ... had three catches against Marist ... returned 12 kickoffs for 220 yards against Jacksonville, finishing the game with 296 all-purpose yards ... had a long kickoff return of 41 yards at Dayton (Oct. 2) ... finished the season with 48 kickoff returns for 922 yards (19.2 yards per return) ... made two tackles ... named team’s Special Teams Player of the Week for the Dayton game ... selected as the team’s Offensive Rookie of the Year ... named to the Pioneer Football League Fall Academic Honor Roll.

2009: Played on the Crusader reserve team ... team’s Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week for the San Diego game ... named to the Pioneer Football League Fall Academic Honor Roll.

Prep: A two-year letterwinner for the Maroons ... led team to the 2008 state championship ... an All-Ottawa-Kent Conference Green selection as a senior after earning Honorable Mention accolades junior season ... also lettered in basketball and track and field.

Personal:  Eric is the son of Tom and Kathy Slenk ... major is accounting ... born June 30, 1991.

2009-10 Men's Track & Field
Nick BabbittThrows5th/Sr./Sr.
Chris BednarczykDistanceJr./Jr./So.
Nathan BluhmDistanceFr./Fr./Fr.
Blane BowenDistanceSo./So./Fr.
Wally BradfordDistanceFr./Fr./Fr.
Chris BradleySprintsFr./Fr./Fr.
Keith ButtonDistanceJr./So./So.
David CarterDistanceSr./Jr./Jr.
Taylor DeloyeSprintsSo./Fr./Fr.
Nick FaganDistanceSo./Fr./So.
Bryan GillDistance5th/Sr./Sr.
Joel HartenbergerDistanceJr./Jr./Jr.
Chris HovanJumpsSo./Fr./Fr.
Joe JohnsonDistanceFr./Fr./Fr.
Pat JohnsonDistanceSo./Fr./Fr.
Mike KashSprintsFr./Fr./Fr.
Chris LechnerDistanceSr./Jr./Sr.
Vince LiuzzoMultisSo./So./So.
Jarrett MickensJumps/SprintsJr./Jr./Jr.
Mack MorrisDistanceSo./So./Fr.
Jordan PiaskowyDistanceSo./So./So.
Alex RahnHurdlesFr./Fr./Fr.
Andrew RixonThrowsFr./Fr./Fr.
Bill RixonThrowsSo./So./So.
Ryan RuppelSprintsJr./Jr./Jr.
Caleb SchmalDistanceSo./So./So.
Derek SchnakeDistanceSo./So./So.
Steve SchubertJumpsJr./Jr./Jr.
Eric SlenkSprintsFr./Fr./Fr.
Joe SpitzzeriSprintsFr./Fr./Fr.
Ryan StegengaThrowsFr./Fr./Fr.
Charlie WalesaJumpsFr./Fr./Fr.
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 5th/17 (20)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 9th/18 (12)
M Tennis Valpo 5 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 11 Detroit 2
Baseball Youngstown State 7 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 11 Valpo 10
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
M Soccer St. Joseph's College Eastgate Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Youngstown State 1 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 13
Softball Cleveland State 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 2
Volleyball Western Michigan/Butler/Eastern Michigan ARC
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo
Softball Cleveland State 4 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 6
Baseball Youngstown State 12 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 4
W Tennis Valpo 1 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Detroit 6
M Soccer Benedictine Brown Field
Apr 12, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Haitian National Team Brown Field
Apr 12, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
Apr 13 Valpo 7
W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 18 Valpo 11
W Tennis Youngstown State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19 Milwaukee 5
Softball Oakland 4 8 inn.
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Tennis Cleveland State 5 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20
Baseball Kalamazoo Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Ohio Northern Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 5:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25 UIC
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26, 3:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Chicago State Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Indiana (resumption of suspended game)
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana