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October 31, 2003 | Baseball
Valparaiso University head baseball coach Paul Twenge announced the Crusaders' 2003 Award Winners.
May 31, 2003 | Men's Track & Field
Valparaiso University freshman Kristopher Schmautz (Missoula, Mont./Hellgate H.S.) finished in 22nd place in the javelin on Saturday afternoon at the NCAA Mideast Regionals held in Columbus, Ohio.
May 30, 2003 | Women's Track & Field
Valparaiso University's Jessica Cherrington (Roseburg, Ore./Umpqua Valley Christian H.S.) finished in 22nd place in the javelin on Friday afternoon at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships held in Columbus, Ohio.
May 30, 2003 | Men's Track & Field
Valparaiso University's Aaron Crague (Schererville, Ind./Lake Central H.S.) finished in 17th place at the NCAA Mideast Regional on Friday evening in Columbus, Ohio.
May 29, 2003 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso University men's basketball head coach Scott Drew announced the addition of Matthew Driscoll as an assistant coach. Driscoll will officially begin his duties on June 30. Driscoll arrives at Valpo from Clemson University, where he served as an assistant men's basketball coach since 1998.
May 29, 2003 | Men's Track & Field
Valparaiso University's Aaron Crague (Schererville, Ind./Lake Central H.S.) has been named to the 2003 Verizon Academic All-District V Team for track and field and cross country.
May 27, 2003 | Baseball
Valparaiso University seniors Marc Boggio and Sean Peickert were selected to the Mid-Continent Conference All-Tournament Baseball Team.
May 24, 2003 | Baseball
Southern Utah scored five runs in the top of the 10th inning and held on to defeat Valpo 16-12 in an elimination game at the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament. Sean Peickert had four hits and four RBIs for the Crusaders, while Eddie Hannan added four hits and one RBI. Kyle Young tallied two hits and three RBIs. Valpo finished the season with a 22-33-1 record.

May 22, 2003 | Baseball
Fourth-seed Valpo lost to top seed Oral Roberts 8-0 in the first round of the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament. Dennis Bigley tossed a one-hit, complete game and struck out 12 for the Golden Eagles. Eric Snyder had the Crusaders' lone hit, a single in the seventh. David Castillo and Bigley each hit solo homers for ORU.
May 22, 2003 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso University women's tennis coach Tim Maluga has announced the signings of three student-athletes to National Letters of Intent for the 2003-2004 school year. Joining the Crusaders in the fall are Whitney Chada, Kate Evangelist, and Rachel Janssen.
May 19, 2003 | Men's Track & Field
Valparaiso University's Kristopher Schmautz (Missoula, Mont./Hellgate H.S.) was named the Mid-Continent Conference Newcomer of the Year and six Crusaders were named to the All-Conference Team following the completion of the Mid-Continent Conference Track and Field Championships.
May 19, 2003 | Women's Track & Field
Valparaiso University's women's track and field team had four student-athletes named to the Mid-Continent Conference All-Conference Team following the completion of the outdoor championships this weekend.
May 19, 2003 | Women's Soccer
The Valparaiso University women's soccer staff will hold a Little Crusader Soccer Camp designed for boys and girls ages 4-6 beginning June 30 and running through July 3.
May 19, 2003 | Baseball
Valpo, the #4 seed, will play #1 seed Oral Roberts on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the first round of the Mid-Continent Conference Baseball Tournament at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Okla. The double-elimination tournament runs through Saturday. The tournament champion earns an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
May 17, 2003 | Men's Track & Field
The Valparaiso University men's track and field team recorded three victories on the final day of competition to help lead the Crusaders to a fourth place finish at the Mid-Continent Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships held in Macomb, Ill. on Saturday. Valpo's place is its highest outdoor finish in school history.
May 17, 2003 | Women's Track & Field
Valparaiso University sophomore Jessica Cherrington (Roseberg, Ore./Umpqua Valley Christian H.S.) won the javelin throw to help the Crusaders to a fifth place finish at the Mid-Continent Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Macomb, Ill. on Saturday.
May 16, 2003 | Women's Track & Field
Amanda Meyer (Somerset, Wis./Somerset H.S.) finished in second place in the pole vault and Martha Josephson (Detroit Lakes, Minn./Detroit Lakes H.S.) set a new school record on her way to a third place finish in the high jump to lead Valparaiso into fifth place heading into the final day of the Mid-Continent Conference Championships being held in Macomb, Ill.
May 16, 2003 | Baseball
Tom Starck struck out 11 and allowed just three hits over eight innings, and Marc Boggio hurled a complete-game as Valpo swept a Mid-Continent Conference doubleheader from Chicago State by scores of 8-2 and 6-1. The Crusaders scored five runs in the final two innings of the first game to earn the win. Jeff Rickert's two-run single was the key hit in the eighth. Jeff Mandsager belted a three-run homer and Kevin Kutansky added a two-run blast in the nightcap.
May 16, 2003 | Men's Track & Field
Spurred on by second place finishes in both the decathlon and the long jump, the Valparaiso University men's track and field team moved up into fourth place on Friday, after two days of the Mid-Continent Conference Championships being held in Macomb, Ill.
May 15, 2003 | Men's Track & Field
The Valparaiso men's track and field team set a new school record in the hammer throw and the Crusaders have a decathlete in contention after one day of the Mid-Continent Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships held in Macomb, Ill.
May 15, 2003 | Women's Track & Field
Valparaiso picked up three points in the 10,000m on the opening day of the Mid-Continent Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships held in Macomb, Ill.
May 14, 2003 | Baseball
Valpo's baseball game against Indiana at RailCat Stadium in Gary was cancelled due to rain. The game will not be rescheduled.

May 13, 2003 | Baseball
The Valparaiso University Crusaders will meet the Indiana University Hoosiers in a spotlight college baseball game at RailCats
Stadium on Wednesday, May 14. RailCats Stadium is a state-of-the-art baseball facility located along the Indiana Toll Road in downtown Gary.
May 12, 2003 | Baseball
Valparaiso University's Tom Starck was selected as the Mid-Continent Conference Pitcher of the Week for the second time in three weeks after an impressive performance in a 4-2 win over Southern Utah last Friday.
May 10, 2003 | Baseball
After Valpo rallied for six runs in the final two innings to tie the game at 12-12, Southern Utah delivered a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh to defeat the Crusaders 13-12 in the second game of a Mid-Continent Conference doubleheader. Southern Utah also edged Valpo 11-10 in the first game. Valpo's Marc Boggio went seven-for-nine with five RBIs in the twinbill, while Kevin Kutansky had five hits and five RBIs. Jeff Mandsager went three-for-four with two RBIs and Kyle Young had two hits and three RBIs in the first game. The Crusaders tallied 26 hits on the day. Southern Utah, which began its game-winning rally with two outs in the bottom of the seventh, won the nightcap on Curt Elliott's bases-loaded RBI single to right.
May 09, 2003 | Baseball
Tom Starck struck out a career-high 12 and went the distance in the first game and Kevin Kutansky drove in all five runs in the nightcap as Valpo swept a doubleheader from Southern Utah by scores of 4-2 and 5-4. Caleb Kimmel belted a two-run homer for the decisive runs in the first game. Jeff Mandsager had four hits, including three doubles, and Eddie Hannan had four hits and two RBIs in the twinbill. Marc Boggio, who earned the victory in the second game, had three hits in the contest. Adam Paetznick escaped a jam in the bottom of the seventh to record his Mid-Continent Conference-leading eighth save.
May 09, 2003 | Football
Chris Daniels, a sophomore defensive back at Valparaiso University, was named to the 2003 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars Third Team. A finance major from Peoria, Ill./Notre Dame, Daniels has earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.234 through the 2002 Fall Semester. The Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars award honors to minority student-athletes by sport. Daniels was previously selected to the All-Academic Pioneer Football League Second Team.
May 08, 2003 | Softball
Valparaiso University's Monica Rowan (Evergreen Park, Ill./Evergreen Park H.S.) has been named to the Mid-Continent Conference Second Team as a utility player.
May 06, 2003 | Baseball
Justin Lata, Adam Knobel, Kyle Cummings and Adam Paetznick limited Wisconsin-Milwaukee to three hits as Valpo defeated the Panthers 6-1 in the home finale at Emory G. Bauer Field. Marc Boggio had two hits and two RBIs, Eric Snyder had two RBIs and Jeff Mandsager added two hits for the Crusaders.
May 05, 2003 | Softball
Valparaiso University head softball coach Dr. Jerry Stieger has announced his retirement from coaching effective immediately.
May 05, 2003 | Football
Five home games highlight Valparaiso University's 2003 Football Schedule. The Crusaders open the season on Aug. 30 at Murray State and play their home opener on Sept. 6 against Wisconsin Lutheran at 1 p.m. Homecoming will be Oct. 4 when Valpo hosts Morehead State at 1:30 p.m.
May 04, 2003 | Baseball
Western Illinois staged comebacks in both games of a Mid-Continent Conference doubleheader and swept Valpo by scores of 10-5 and 8-4. Marc Boggio had two doubles in the first game to become Valpo's all-time doubles leader with 57. Sean Peickert had a big day at the plate with five hits, including a homer and two doubles.
May 03, 2003 | Women's Track & Field
The Valparaiso University women's track and field team set a pair of school records at the Butler Twilight meet on Saturday evening, while three other Crusaders posted first place finishes at the Puma Invitational in Rensselaer, Ind. on the same afternoon in the Brown and Gold's final tune-up for the Mid-Continent Conference Championships.
May 03, 2003 | Softball
The Valparaiso University softball team saw its 2003 campaign come to a close on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders dropped a doubleheader to Oakland by scores of 8-0 and 7-2 in Rochester, Mich.
May 03, 2003 | Baseball
Marc Boggio's walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted Valpo to a 5-4 Mid-Continent Conference victory over Western Illinois. The Crusaders split the doubleheader as the Leathernecks came back to win the second game 3-2. In Valpo's victory, Sean Peickert had two doubles and two RBIs, and Tom Starck struck out 10 batters in 8 innings.
May 03, 2003 | Men's Track & Field
The Valparaiso University men's track and field team competed for the final time prior to the Mid-Continent Conference Championships on Saturday afternoon, splitting the team between the Butler Twilight meet and the Puma Invitational in Rensselaer, Ind.
May 02, 2003 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball team dropped both ends of its doubleheader to Oakland on Friday afternoon, falling 7-0 in the opener and 8-1 in the nightcap in Rochester, Mich.
April 30, 2003 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso University's Monika Danko (Northfield, Ill./New Trier H.S.) and Mara Sonkin (Wheaton, Ill./Warrenville South H.S.) have each been named to the Mid-Continent Conference Second Team.
April 30, 2003 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso University's Ben Dunham-Freer (Fort Thomas, Ky./Highlands H.S.) has been named to the Mid-Continent Conference First Team for his play this season, while teammate Jeff Vrabel (Allen Park, Mich./St. Francis Cabrini H.S.) has earned Second Team honors from the conference.
April 30, 2003 | Men's Track & Field
Valparaiso University's Nate Nunnelly (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Athlete of the Week in men's track and field following his victory at the Boilermaker Open on Saturday.
April 30, 2003 | Baseball
Valpo's baseball game scheduled to be played at Western Michigan on Wednesday has been cancelled due to rain. The game will not be rescheduled.
April 29, 2003 | Softball
Illinois, ranked 21st in the nation, showed why the Fighting Illini are among the nation's elite team on Tuesday evening, sweeping a doubleheader from the injury-plagued Crusaders 18-0 and 13-0 in Urbana, Ill.
April 29, 2003 | Baseball
Kyle Obenauf and Adam Paetznick combined for a 1-0 shutout and Justin Lata, Adam Knobel and Nick Mazzone tossed a two-hitter in a 3-1 nightcap win as Valpo swept Bradley in a twinbill. Brandon Sadler had two RBIs and Eddie Hannan finished with three hits on the day.
April 28, 2003 | Baseball
Valparaiso University's Tom Starck was selected as the Mid-Continent Conference Pitcher of the Week after a masterful performance in a 4-1 victory over Oakland on Saturday. A junior lefthander from Kenosha, Wis./St. Joseph's, Starck struck out a career-high 12 batters without issuing a walk in the 9-inning, complete-game win.
April 27, 2003 | Baseball
Valpo scored in five of the seven innings of the nightcap and went on to defeat Oakland 10-8 to gain a split of a Mid-Continent Conference doubleheader. Oakland won the first game 10-7. Kevin Kutansky had three hits and four RBIs on the day. Marc Boggio and Jeff Mandsager also tallied three hits each in the twinbill. Jeff Rickert had a two-run double and Eddie Hannan added a solo homer in the victory, while Sean Peickert belted a two-run homer in the first game.
April 26, 2003 | Men's Track & Field
Valparaiso University's Nate Nunnelly (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso H.S.) won the 800m run on Saturday afternoon at the Boilermaker Open in West Lafayette, Ind. going away. The red-shirt junior broke the tape in a time of 1:53.73, more than two seconds in front of his nearest competitor in the non-scoring meet for the second fastest time in school history.
April 26, 2003 | Baseball
Valpo's Tom Starck struck out a career-high 12 in earning a complete-game 4-1 victory over Oakland in the first game of a Mid-Continent Conference doubleheader. Oakland won the second game 4-1. Marc Boggio had three RBIs in the Crusaders' win, while Brandon Sadler belted his fourth home run in the nightcap. Eric Snyder had four hits on the day for Valpo.
April 26, 2003 | Softball
Western Illinois defeated Valparaiso 5-2 in the opening game of the doubleheader then rallied late for a 3-2 victory in the nightcap to spoil Senior Day for the Crusaders on Saturday afternoon at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.
April 26, 2003 | Women's Track & Field
Valparaiso University's 4x400m relay set a new school record with a time of 4:07.79 at the Boilermaker Open on Saturday afternoon in West Lafayette, Ind.
April 25, 2003 | Men's Tennis
The Valparaiso men's tennis team saw its 2003 season come to an end on Friday morning in Tulsa, Okla. as the Crusaders fell 4-0 to IUPUI in the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament semifinals.
April 25, 2003 | Softball
Brooke Benson hit a two-run, two-out homerun in the top of the seventh in the opener and Becky Sullivan threw a no-hitter in game two as Western Illinois swept a doubleheader from Valparaiso 6-4 and 8-0 on Friday afternoon at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.
April 24, 2003 | Women's Track & Field
Several distance runners represented the Valparaiso University women's track and field team on Thursday evening at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa.
April 24, 2003 | Men's Track & Field
Valparaiso University's Aaron Crague (Schererville, Ind./Lake Central H.S.) earned a tenth place finish in the 5,000m run at the Drake Relays on Thursday evening in DesMoines, Iowa.
April 23, 2003 | Softball
Notre Dame's offense exploded for 29 hits over two games as the Fighting Irish swept a doubleheader from Valparaiso 11-0 and 15-1 on Wednesday afternoon in Notre Dame, Ind.
April 23, 2003 | Baseball
Jeff Mandsager's two-run double highlighted a five-run third inning and Valpo went on to defeat Northwestern 5-3. Eric Snyder went three-for-four with a RBI, while Sean Peickert and Caleb Kimmel each had two hits and one RBI. Mandsager also had two hits for the Crusaders. Four Valpo pitchers limited the Wildcats to seven hits. Starter Kyle Obenauf earned his second win, allowing one run and four hits, while striking out four and walking one. Jordan Smolar retired all three batters he faced for his first save.
April 23, 2003 | Men's Cross Country
The Valparaiso University men's cross country team was named an All-Academic Cross Country Team, after finishing 25th in the country in team grade point average.
April 22, 2003 | Softball
Saskia Roberson hit two grand slams in game two to help propel seventh-ranked DePaul to a doubleheader sweep over Valparaiso on Tuesday afternoon at the Valparaiso University Softball Field. The Blue Demons defeated Valpo 8-0 and 14-0.
April 22, 2003 | Men's Tennis
The Valparaiso men's tennis team ended its regular season at home on Tuesday afternoon, falling to Illinois-Chicago 6-1 at Brown Courts.
April 22, 2003 | Baseball
Purdue scored two runs in the fourth inning and added three in the seventh to defeat Valpo 5-1. Caleb Kimmel drove in the Crusaders' lone run with a fifth-inning single.
April 21, 2003 | Baseball
Senior Todd Evans was selected as the Mid-Continent Conference Pitcher of the Week after defeating Oral Roberts 3-1 on Sunday. A righthander from Valparaiso, Ind./HS, Evans was impressive against the Golden Eagles, allowing just an unearned run and six hits in six-plus innings. He struck out three and did not walk a batter, while earning his second win of the season.
April 21, 2003 | Men's Tennis
The Valparaiso University men's tennis team will face IUPUI on Friday morning beginning at 10 a.m. in the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament semifinals in Tulsa, Okla.
April 21, 2003 | Softball
The Valparaiso-DePaul softball doubleheader scheduled for Monday at the Valparaiso University Softball Field has been postponed due to inclement weather. The twinbill has been rescheduled for Tuesday beginning at 3 p.m.
April 20, 2003 | Baseball
Todd Evans allowed one run and six hits in 6 innings, and Marc Boggio and Brandon Sadler belted solo homers to propel Valpo to a 3-1 Mid-Continent Conference win over Oral Roberts and a split of a doubleheader. Adam Paetznick pitched the seventh inning to record his league-leading fifth save of the season. The Golden Eagles won the first game 8-6. Jeff Mandsager had four RBIs in the first game for the Crusaders.
April 20, 2003 | Softball
Kari Thurman and Lindsey Davis each threw two-hits shutouts on Sunday morning as UMKC swept a doubleheader from Valparaiso 6-0 and 8-0 in Independence, Mo.
April 19, 2003 | Men's Track & Field
The Valparaiso men's track and field team finished in seventh place at the Pacesetter Invitational on Saturday afternoon held in Terre Haute Ind.
April 19, 2003 | Baseball
Valpo had a big comeback fall short in the first game and then fell victim to a three-run seventh-inning rally as the Crusaders were swept in a Mid-Continent Conference doubleheader by scores of 9-8 and 5-4. Marc Boggio (two triples) and Sean Peickert (two-run homer) had four hits and four RBIs each in the twinbill. Eric Snyder also tallied four hits on the day.
April 19, 2003 | Women's Track & Field
Valparaiso University's Jessica Cherrington (Roseburg, Ore./Umpqua Valley Christian H.S.) finished in fourth place in the javelin to help the Crusaders to an eighth place finish at the Pacesetter Invitational on Saturday afternoon in Terre Haute, Ind.
April 19, 2003 | Softball
Valparaiso's Mid-Continent Conference doubleheader scheduled for Saturday at UMKC has been postponed due to rain. The Crusaders and Kangaroos will make up the games on Sunday morning, with the doubleheader beginning at 9:30 a.m.
April 19, 2003 | Men's Tennis
The Valparaiso men's tennis team split a pair of Mid-Continent Conference matches on Saturday afternoon in Indianapolis, Ind. The Crusaders fell in the morning 4-2 to Oral Roberts before rebounding for a 5-2 win against Chicago State in the afternoon.
April 18, 2003 | Women's Tennis
The Valparaiso women's tennis team saw its season come to a close on Friday afternoon with a 4-0 loss to Oral Roberts in the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament semifinals in Indianapolis, Ind.
April 18, 2003 | Softball
Monica Rowan (Evergreen Park, Ill./Evergreen Park H.S.) and Amanda Gilbertson (Murrieta, Calif./West Albany H.S., Ore.) each drove home two runs in the opener as Valparaiso earned a doubleheader split with UMKC on Friday evening in Independence, Mo. The Crusaders won game one 5-4 before falling 8-0 in the nightcap.
April 18, 2003 | Men's Tennis
The Valparaiso University men's tennis team improved to 2-1 in the Mid-Continent Conference as the Crusaders defeated UMKC 5-2 on Friday afternoon in Indianapolis, Ind.
April 16, 2003 | Men's Tennis
The Valparaiso University men's tennis match that was scheduled for Wednesday at Kalamazoo College has been cancelled due to the forecast for inclement weather.
April 16, 2003 | Baseball
Eric Snyder hit two home runs and drove in three runs, but Valpo lost to Indiana State 13-5. Sean Peickert and Marc Boggio had two hits each for the Crusaders (8-19-1).
April 16, 2003 | Women's Cross Country
The Valparaiso University women's cross country team was named an All-Academic Cross Country Team, With Distinction after finishing 32nd in the country in team grade point average.
April 15, 2003 | Women's Tennis
The Valparaiso University women's tennis team will face Oral Roberts on Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. in the semifinals of the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament to be hosted by IUPUI.
April 15, 2003 | Softball
Four hits in the doubleheader by Laurie Grabiak (Saint Louis, Mo./Parkway North H.S.) was not enough for Valparaiso as the Crusaders dropped a twinbill to IPFW 5-4 and 4-3 on Tuesday afternoon at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.
April 15, 2003 | Baseball
Marc Boggio's two-run homer in the seventh inning tied the game at 4-4, but Purdue scored six times in the bottom of the eighth to defeat the Crusaders 10-4. Brandon Sadler had two hits and two RBIs, and Boggio also had two hits for Valpo (8-18-1).
April 15, 2003 | Women's Soccer
The Valparaiso University women's soccer team is holding two camps this summer for girls this summer at the Eastgate Soccer Fields.
April 15, 2003 | Men's Tennis
Butler came into Valparaiso on a blustery day and shutout the Crusaders 7-0 on Tuesday afternoon at Brown Courts.
April 14, 2003 | Baseball
Valpo's Adam Paetznick leads the Mid-Continent Conference with four saves, through games of April 13. The junior righthander from Eagan, Minn./HS also owns a team-best 2.31 ERA.
April 13, 2003 | Baseball
Brandon Sadler had four hits and two RBIs, but Valpo lost a doubleheader to IPFW by scores of 6-2 and 5-2. Marc Boggio belted his first homer of the season in the second game for the Crusaders (8-17-1).
April 12, 2003 | Softball
The Valparaiso bats were on fire in the first game of the doubleheader as the Crusaders tallied 11 hits on their way to a 7-0 victory over IUPUI on Saturday afternoon at the Valparaiso University Softball Field. The Jaguars rallied in the sixth of game two though to take a 6-4 victory in the nightcap.
April 12, 2003 | Women's Track & Field
Holly Hagen (Hobart, Ind./Hobart H.S.) and Amanda Meyer (Somerset, Wis./Somerset H.S.) both set school records for Valparaiso as the Crusaders finished in fifth place at the Miami Invitational on Saturday in Oxford, Ohio.
April 12, 2003 | Men's Track & Field
Nate Nunnelly (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso H.S.) won the 1500m run on Saturday afternoon at the Miami Invitational to help Valparaiso to a fifth place finish as a team in Oxford, Ohio.
April 12, 2003 | Women's Tennis
The Valparaiso women's tennis team came from behind to defeat Oral Roberts 4-3 on Saturday afternoon in Macomb, Ill. for the Crusaders sixth straight victory and earn them a second place finish in the Mid-Continent Conference standings.
April 12, 2003 | Baseball
Marc Boggio, Adam Paetznick and Tom Starck turned in impressive pitching performances as Valpo (8-15-1) swept IPFW in a doubleheader by scores of 2-1 and 7-6. In the first game, Boggio limited the Mastodons to one run on four hits in 6 innings before Paetznick pitched the seventh for the save. Starck struck out seven, while allowing three earned runs and four hits in 6 1/3 innings in the nightcap. Paetznick struck out the last batter with the tying run on third to record his fourth save. Brandon Sadler had two hits and four RBIs in the second game.
April 12, 2003 | Men's Tennis
The Valparaiso men's tennis team picked up its first Mid-Continent Conference victory of the season on Saturday morning, defeating Western Illinois 5-2 in Kansas City, Mo.
April 11, 2003 | Softball
Valparaiso rallied from a 2-0 deficit to win the opener of a doubleheader 4-2 over IUPUI on Friday afternoon, but saw the Jaguars mount a comeback of their own in the nightcap to down the Crusaders 5-4 at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.
April 11, 2003 | Women's Tennis
The Valparaiso women's tennis team picked up a 7-0 victory over Southern Utah and a 6-1 win over Chicago State on Friday in Macomb, Ill. to improve to 5-1 in the Mid-Continent Conference, moving into a share of second place in the standings.
April 11, 2003 | Men's Tennis
The Valparaiso men's tennis team dropped its Mid-Continent Conference opener to IUPUI 5-2 on Friday afternoon in Kansas City, Mo.
April 09, 2003 | Baseball
Eddie Hannan had three hits, including two doubles, in Valpo's 7-2 loss to Indiana. The junior second baseman also scored both Crusader runs. Nick Mazzone, a freshman outfielder, added two hits and one RBI for Valpo (6-15-1).
April 09, 2003 | Softball
The Valparaiso-Butler softball doubleheader that was scheduled for Wednesday at the Valparaiso University Softball Field has been postponed due to wet field conditions.
April 08, 2003 | Men's Track & Field
The Valparaiso University men's track and field team has been selected to finish fourth in the Mid-Continent Conference for the outdoor season according to the preseason poll conducted by the league's head coaches.
April 08, 2003 | Women's Track & Field
The Valparaiso University women's track and field team has been selected to finish fourth in the Mid-Continent Conference for the outdoor season according to the preseason poll conducted by the league's head coaches.
April 07, 2003 | Baseball
Valpo's scheduled home baseball game on Tuesday against Northwestern has been cancelled due to inclement weather and wet field conditions. No make-up date has been determined. The Crusaders will travel to play at Indiana on Wednesday at 3 p.m.
April 07, 2003 | Men's Tennis
The Valparaiso-Butler men's tennis match that was scheduled for Tuesday has been postponed for a week. The contest will now be played on Tuesday, April 15 at 3 p.m. at Brown Courts.
April 06, 2003 | Softball
Southern Utah scored three runs in the top of the seventh to rally for a 4-3 victory over Valparaiso to spoil the first game at Valparaiso University Softball Field for the Crusaders on Sunday morning.
April 05, 2003 | Women's Track & Field
Rachel Nelson (Lee's Summit, Mo./Lee's Summit H.S.) won three events, including Valparaiso's school record-setting 4x400m relay as the Crusaders finished in second place at a quadrangular meet in Greencastle, Ind. Indiana Wesleyan won the meet with 226 points to Valpo's 191, while DePauw, the meet host finished third with 163 points and Butler scored 112.
April 05, 2003 | Softball
Stefani Fisco's two-out, two-run single in the eighth of game one and Lacee LePrey's single in the fifth of game two helped Southern Utah sweep a doubleheader from Valparaiso 2-0 and 3-0 on Saturday afternoon in Kirchhoff Park. The Mid-Continent Conference opener for both teams was moved from the Valparaiso University Softball Field due to field conditions.
April 05, 2003 | Men's Track & Field
The Valparaiso University men's track and field team won a quadrangular meet on Saturday afternoon in Greencastle, Ind. The Crusaders tallied 213 points to outdistance runner-up DePauw (176 pts.) and Indiana Wesleyan (174 pts.). Butler was fourth with 88 points.
April 05, 2003 | Women's Tennis
The Valparaiso women's tennis team won its third straight match late on Saturday, defeating Oakland 6-0 in Rochester, Mich.
April 05, 2003 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso won its second straight Mid-Continent Conference match, defeating Western Illinois 4-1 on Saturday afternoon in Rochester, Mich.
April 05, 2003 | Baseball
Jeff Mandsager belted a two-run homer in the first game, but Valpo was swept in a doubleheader by Wisconsin-Milwaukee at the Milwaukee Brewers' Miller Park. Valpo (6-14-1) lost 8-4 in the first game and 6-0 in the nightcap.
April 04, 2003 | Women's Tennis
The Valparaiso women's tennis team split a pair of matches on Friday in Rochester, Mich. to open their Mid-Continent Conference schedule. The Crusaders dropped their opener 4-0 to IUPUI before defeating UMKC by the same 4-0 score in the afternoon.
April 04, 2003 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso University's men's tennis match that was slated for Saturday at Eastern Illinois has been cancelled due to scheduling conflicts.
April 04, 2003 | Softball
Valparaiso University will have to wait another day to open their new softball field as the Crusaders doubleheader scheduled for Friday against Southern Utah has been postponed due to rain. Valparaiso University Softball Field will now be dedicated at 11 a.m. on Saturday morning.
April 04, 2003 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso swept all three doubles matches, but failed to win a singles contest as Wright State defeated the Crusaders 6-1 on Friday afternoon at the Northwest Athletic Club.
April 04, 2003 | Baseball
Valpo's baseball game on Sunday at Wisconsin-Milwaukee has been postponed. The game has been rescheduled for May 6 at 3 p.m. and will be played at Valpo's Emory G. Bauer Field.
April 03, 2003 | Baseball
This Saturday, the Valpo baseball team will play Wisconsin-Milwaukee in a doubleheader at the Milwaukee Brewers' Miller Park. The first game will begin at approximately 5 p.m. after the Brewers' game against the defending National League Champion San Francisco Giants.
April 02, 2003 | Baseball
Valpo pounded out five extra base hits, but Notre Dame defeated the Crusaders 13-4. Eric Snyder had two hits for Valpo (6-12-1), including a triple. The Irish scored five runs in the second inning.
April 01, 2003 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso University women's basketball team will be holding their annual banquet on Monday, April 21 in the Valparaiso University Union Great Hall.
April 01, 2003 | Men's Track & Field
Valparaiso University's Aaron Crague (Schererville, Ind./Lake Central H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Men's Track and Field Athlete of the Week the league announced today.
March 31, 2003 | Softball
The Valparaiso University softball team will truly come home on Friday afternoon as the Crusaders play their first game at the new Valparaiso University Softball Field.
March 31, 2003 | Softball
Valparaiso University pitcher Amanda Gilbertson (Murrietta, Calif./West Albany, Ore. H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Pitcher of the Week.
March 30, 2003 | Baseball
After sweeping a doubleheader from Butler on Saturday in Valparaiso, the Crusaders (6-11-1) were swept 8-4 and 6-0 by the Bulldogs. Valpo's Sean Peickert went 4-for-7, which included two doubles, on the day.
March 29, 2003 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso's women's tennis match that was scheduled for Saturday at Indiana Wesleyan has been cancelled due to inclement weather.
March 29, 2003 | Women's Track & Field
A pair of Crusaders headed out west over the weekend to compete at the Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, Calif.
March 29, 2003 | Women's Track & Field
The Purdue Open held Friday and Saturday marked the first outdoor meet of the season for the Valparaiso women's track and field team.
March 29, 2003 | Men's Track & Field
The Valparaiso men's track and field team opened its 2003 outdoor season on Friday and Saturday at the Purdue Open in West Lafayette, Ind.
March 29, 2003 | Baseball
Three Valpo pitchers turned in impressive performances as the Crusaders (6-9-1) swept a doubleheader from Butler by scores of 3-2 and 2-0. In the first game, Marc Boggio hurled a complete-game, three hitter and Kevin Kutansky drove in the winning run with a two-out double in the bottom of the sixth inning. In the nightcap, Elliott Gibbs and Adam Paetznick combined on the three-hit shutout. Gibbs struck out nine in 6 innings. Eric Snyder's RBI sacrifice bunt and a passed ball accounted for Valpo's runs. Snyder and Kyle Young had two hits each on the day.
March 29, 2003 | Men's Tennis
Bradley rallied during singles action to post a 4-3 come-from-behind victory over Valparaiso on Saturday afternoon at the Northwest Athletic Club.
March 29, 2003 | Men's Track & Field
Aaron Crague (Schererville, Ind./Lake Central H.S.) opened the outdoor track and field season in record-setting fashion over the weekend at the Stanford Invitational, setting a new Valparaiso University school record while qualifying for the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships to be held at the end of May.
March 27, 2003 | Women's Cross Country
Valparaiso University women's cross country coach Mike Straubel has announced that Danielle Nunnelly has signed an institutional letter to run at Valpo this fall.
March 27, 2003 | Baseball
Valpo scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to edge Saint Joseph's 10-9 in the home opener. With the bases loaded and one out, Eric Snyder hit a fly ball to medium center field that was dropped by the Pumas' centerfielder. As a result of the error, Ryan Eberhardt scored and Mike Arensdorff followed with the game-winning run. Eddie Hannan belted a homer and had three RBIs, while Brandon Sadler hammered a two-run homer and Caleb Kimmel added a solo shot. Arensdorff and Sean Peickert tallied three hits each for Valpo.
March 27, 2003 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso University's women's soccer coach Stephen Anthony has added a fourth player, Casey Mills, to his 2003 recruiting class.
March 27, 2003 | Men's Tennis
The Valparaiso men's tennis team has been picked to finish third in the Mid-Continent Conference in the preseason poll conducted by the league's head coaches.
March 27, 2003 | Women's Tennis
The Valparaiso women's tennis team has been picked to finish second in the Mid-Continent Conference in the preseason poll conducted by the league's head coaches.
March 26, 2003 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso dropped its home opener 5-2 to St. Mary's (Ind.) on Wednesday afternoon at Brown Courts.
March 26, 2003 | Softball
Valparaiso's softball team will have to wait another week before opening its new field as the Crusaders game scheduled for Thursday against Loyola (Ill.) has been postponed due to wet grounds.
March 25, 2003 | Baseball
Jeff Mandsager belted a three-run home run and Kyle Young hit a solo homer, but Valpo lost to UIC 9-6. Marc Boggio had two hits for the Crusaders (3-9-1).
March 25, 2003 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso dropped its fourth straight dual match on Tuesday afternoon when the Crusaders fell to Indiana State 7-0 in Terre Haute, Ind.
March 25, 2003 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball team split a doubleheader with IPFW on Tuesday afternoon in Fort Wayne, Ind. The Crusaders rallied for four runs in the seventh in the opener to win 5-3 before dropping the nightcap 11-3.
March 23, 2003 | Baseball
Valpo's Marc Boggio delivered a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh inning to force a 5-5 tie, but Akron scored four times in the top of the eighth and defeated the Crusaders 9-5 in eight innings. Sean Peickert went three-for-three with an RBI for Valpo (3-8-1). Boggio and Brandon Sadler had two RBIs apiece.
March 22, 2003 | Baseball
Despite solid pitching performances, Valpo fell to Youngstown State and Akron in a day/night doubleheader. The Crusaders (3-7-1) lost 4-1 to YSU in the first game before dropping a 3-2 contest to Akron in the nightcap. Marc Boggio hurled 6 innings, allowing two earned runs against the Penguins, while freshman Elliott Gibbs pitched 5 1/3 innings, allowing three earned runs against the Zips. Jeff Mandsager had an RBI in each game for Valpo.

March 22, 2003 | Women's Basketball
A 26-4 run over the last 11:29 of the first half proved to be enough for Purdue as the Boilermakers defeated Valparaiso 66-51 on Saturday afternoon in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in West Lafayette, Ind.
March 22, 2003 | Men's Tennis
The Valparaiso men's tennis team picked up its second victory of the spring on Saturday afternoon defeating IPFW 4-3 in Warsaw, Ind.
March 21, 2003 | Baseball
After having five games canceled due to wet conditions, Valpo (3-5-1) travels to play one game against Youngstown State and two against Akron this weekend. All of the games will be played at Youngstown. On Saturday, the Crusaders will play YSU (3-9) at 3 p.m. EST and Akron (2-8) at 6 p.m. EST. On Sunday, Valpo is scheduled to play Akron at noon EST. The Crusaders have not played a game since March 11.

March 19, 2003 | Softball
Valparaiso dropped its sixth straight game on Wednesday afternoon 4-1 to Western Michigan in Kalamazoo, Mich. The second game of the doubleheader was called due to rain.
March 19, 2003 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso University sophomore Tyler Neemann (Manassas, Va./Stonewall Jackson H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Athlete of the Week following his performance on the Crusaders spring trip.
March 19, 2003 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso University Union Board is sponsoring a fan bus to West Lafayette, Ind. for the Crusaders first round NCAA Tournament game against Purdue on Saturday afternoon.
March 19, 2003 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso Crusaders head down I-65 to play instate rival Purdue in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday afternoon. The Crusaders, who are appearing in their first tournament game, are the 15th seed in the East Region, while the Boilermakers are seeded #2. See story for game notes.
March 19, 2003 | Baseball
Valpo's home baseball games against Ball State, scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, and against Winona State on Thursday (2 p.m.), have been postponed due to wet field conditions. The game against Ball State could be rescheduled.
March 19, 2003 | Men's Basketball
Monday's Valpo-Iowa NIT game, which was televised on ESPN, received an "above-average" television rating. The game drew a .94 rating, an improvement over ESPN's average of .90 for 2002-03 men's college basketball games. Approximately 818,415 televisions were tuned into the 8 p.m. CST game.


March 19, 2003 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso University's women's tennis match that was scheduled for Wednesday against St. Mary's (Ind.) was postponed due to rain.
March 18, 2003 | Baseball
Valpo's home baseball game against Lewis, scheduled for 2 p.m., has been canceled due to wet conditions at Emory G. Bauer Field.
March 17, 2003 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso will open first round action in the NCAA Tournament at approximately 12:30 p.m. CST on Saturday afternoon against Purdue in West Lafayette, Ind.
March 17, 2003 | Men's Basketball
Valpo's NIT game on ESPN came down to the final possession, but Iowa held on for a 62-60 victory in the opening round of the Owens Corning NIT. Stalin Ortiz led the Crusaders with 14 points and Ali Berdiel added 13. Valpo finished its season with a 20-11 record.
March 16, 2003 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso dropped its second straight match on Saturday afternoon falling to Arkansas-Little Rock 7-0.
March 16, 2003 | Women's Tennis
The Valparaiso women's tennis team concluded its spring trip with a 5-2 loss at St. Louis on Sunday morning.
March 16, 2003 | Softball
Valparaiso rallied from a 10-1 deficit to tie the game at 10, but eventually fell 12-10 to Detroit on Sunday morning at the Hilltopper Classic.
March 16, 2003 | Men's Basketball
Valpo (20-10) travels to play Iowa (15-13) on Monday at 8 p.m. CST in the NIT on ESPN. The appearance is Valpo's first-ever on the ESPN flagship. Valpo, the Mid-Continent Conference Regular Season Champion, finished the season winning 15 of its last 18 games. Tickets are available for $20 Ticketmaster locations in Iowa.
March 16, 2003 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University will open up the NCAA Tournament on Saturday in West Lafayette, Ind. against the Purdue Boilermakers.
March 15, 2003 | Softball
Valparaiso dropped a pair of games at the Hilltopper Classic on Saturday afternoon in Bowling Green, Ky. The Crusaders fell 14-4 to the hosts, Western Kentucky, in their first game, before losing 1-0 in eight innings to Belmont in the late game.
March 15, 2003 | Softball
Valparaiso University's Tricia Speziale (Emhurst, Ill./York H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Player of the Week after her performance on the Crusaders spring trip at the Rebel Games.
March 14, 2003 | Baseball
Valpo has canceled its baseball games on Friday and Saturday due to wet playing conditions. The Crusaders were scheduled to play at Bethel on Friday and on Saturday at home against Indiana Tech. Valpo's scheduled home opener is now set for Tuesday against Lewis at 2 p.m.

March 14, 2003 | Softball
Valparaiso lost a pair of games at the Hilltopper Classic on Friday evening. The Crusaders dropped their opener 10-7 in 10 innings to Detroit before losing 15-5 to Loyola (Ill.) in Bowling Green, Ky.
March 13, 2003 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso concluded its spring trip on Thursday with a 9-0 loss to Embry-Riddle in Daytona Beach, Fla.
March 13, 2003 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University will host a pairings party on Sunday afternoon beginning at 3:30 p.m. at the Athletics-Recreation Center as the Crusaders await the announcement of their opponent for the first round of the women's NCAA Tournament.
March 13, 2003 | Women's Basketball
Tickets for Valparaiso's first round NCAA Tournament game will be on sale Monday at 11 a.m. CST by phone only.
March 13, 2003 | Women's Tennis
The Valparaiso women's tennis team dropped their first match of the spring on Thursday afternoon, falling 9-0 at Embry-Riddle.
March 12, 2003 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso picked up its first victory of the 2003 spring season on Wednesday defeating Bethune-Cookman 4-3 in Daytona Beach, Fla.
March 11, 2003 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso Crusaders seek their first Mid-Continent Conference Tournament title and NCAA berth ever on Tuesday evening as the Brown and Gold battle Oakland for the championship. The Crusaders defeated Western Illinois 49-45 in the semifinals to reach their third championship game in four years.
March 11, 2003 | Women's Basketball
Katie Boone (Greenwood, Ind./Center Grove H.S.) made a pair of free throws with 8.0 seconds left to give Valparaiso its first Mid-Continent Conference title in school history and send the Crusaders to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history as the Brown and Gold defeated Oakland 48-46 on Tuesday night in Kansas City, Mo.
March 11, 2003 | Men's Basketball
Matt Crenshaw made a 12-foot jumper with one second left to give IUPUI a 66-64 victory over Valpo in the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament Championship game. Raitis Grafs, a member of the all-tournament team, led the Crusaders (20-10) with 21 points and 13 rebounds. Stalin Ortiz added 14 points and eight rebounds.
March 11, 2003 | Baseball
Valpo and Xavier finished in a 5-5 tie in an 11-inning game that ended due to darkness. Kyle Young's grand slam with nobody out in the ninth sent the contest into extra innings. Young drove in all five Crusader runs as the senior catcher also delivered an RBI single in the fourth inning. Nick Mazzone went 4-for-5, while Sean Peickert and Young went 2-for-5 each for Valpo (3-5-1).
March 10, 2003 | Men's Basketball
Valpo limited UMKC to 33 percent shooting and defeated the Kangaroos 71-50 in the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament Semifinals. Raitis Grafs led Valpo with 19 points and Stalin Ortiz added 16. The Crusaders (20-9), who advanced to their ninth straight Mid-Con Tournament title game, will play IUPUI on Tuesday at 8 p.m. on ESPN2.
March 10, 2003 | Men's Tennis
The Valparaiso men's tennis team dropped a 6-1 match to Stetson on Monday afternoon in Stetson, Fla. as part of the team's spring trip.
March 10, 2003 | Women's Basketball
Jenna Stangler's (St. Michael, Minn./St. Michael-Albertville H.S.) eight-foot jumper with 30.6 seconds left put Valparaiso in front and Lauren Bechtold (Hebron, Ind./Hebron H.S.) iced the game with two free throws with 8.0 seconds left as the Crusaders defeated Western Illinois 49-45 on Monday afternoon to advance to the championship game of the Conoco Mid-Continent Conference Tournament in Kansas City, Mo. Fox Sports Chicago, Fox Sports Detroit and Fox Sports Midwest at 5 p.m. (CST).
March 09, 2003 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso's women's tennis match scheduled for Sunday against Centenary was cancelled due to rain in Shreveport, La.
March 09, 2003 | Men's Basketball
Top seed Valpo placed five players in double figures and defeated Chicago State 82-62 in the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament Quarterfinals. Kikas Gomes and Raitis Grafs led the Crusaders with 16 points each, while Greg Tonagel tallied 12, Dan Oppland netted 11 and Roberto Nieves added 10. The Crusaders (19-9) will play UMKC in the semifinals on Monday at 6 p.m. on Fox Sports Net Chicago. The #5-seed Kangaroos defeated #4-seed Oral Roberts 76-73 in the quarterfinals.
March 09, 2003 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso Crusaders continue their track to a NCAA bid when they take on regular season champion Western Illinois in the semifinals of the Conoco Mid-Continent Conference Tournament.
March 08, 2003 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso lit up Kansas City's Kemper Arena on Saturday afternoon, shooting 68.8% from three-point range and 57.7% from the floor as the Crusaders defeated Oral Roberts 94-56 in the quarterfinals of the Conoco Mid-Continent Conference Tournament. Valpo's 38-point margin of victory was the second largest in tournament history.
March 08, 2003 | Softball
Valparaiso wrapped-up its spring trip splitting a pair of games on Saturday in Kissimmee, Fla. The Crusaders dropped their opener 5-0 to Rhode Island before bouncing back to beat Sacred Heart 5-1.
March 08, 2003 | Men's Track & Field
The Valparaiso men's track and field team concluded its 2003 indoor season on Saturday afternoon with a pair of student-athletes competing at the Alex Wilson Invitational in Notre Dame, Ind.
March 08, 2003 | Women's Track & Field
The Valparaiso University indoor track and field season came to a close at the Alex Wilson Invitational at Notre Dame, Ind. on Friday and Saturday.
March 07, 2003 | Men's Basketball
Valpo, which earned the #1 seed in the Mid-Continent Conference Men's Basketball Tournament by capturing the regular season title, will oppose #8-seed Chicago State in the first round on Sunday at noon at Kansas City's Kemper Arena. The single-elimination tournament will be held March 9-11 with the champion earning the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
March 07, 2003 | Men's Tennis
The Valparaiso University men's tennis team opened up its spring trip on Friday morning falling to Boston College 7-0 in Kissimmee, Fla.
March 07, 2003 | Softball
Twelve walks issued by Valparaiso pitchers paved the way for La Salle to defeat the Crusaders 8-6 on Friday afternoon in Kissimmee, Fla. Valpo's second game against Gardner-Webb was cancelled in the fifth inning due to rain.
March 06, 2003 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso Crusaders begin postseason play on Saturday afternoon when the Brown and Gold take on fifth-seeded Oral Roberts in the quarterfinals of the Conoco Mid-Continent Conference Tournament. Valpo, the tournament's fourth seed, is coming off of a 67-52 loss at UMKC on Monday to close the regular season, but defeated the Golden Eagles in both meetings earlier this season.
March 06, 2003 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University's Jeanette Gray (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso H.S.) was named to the Mid-Continent Conference First Team on Thursday when the conference office released their postseason awards. Meredith Baugher (Berea, Ohio/Berea H.S.) and Katie Boone (Greenwood, Ind./Center Grove H.S.) were both Honorable Mention selections.
March 06, 2003 | Baseball
Despite producing 28 hits, Valpo (2-4) dropped a pair of games on its spring trip. The Crusaders lost to Duquesne 11-10 and then fell to Boston College by a 13-11 score.
March 05, 2003 | Baseball
Jeff Mandsager's RBI single with one out in the bottom of the 10th lifted Valpo to a 6-5 victory over St. Bonaventure. The Crusaders improved their record to 2-2 on their spring trip.
March 05, 2003 | Softball
Valparaiso dropped a pair of games on Wednesday afternoon at the Rebel Games in Kissimmee, Fla. The Crusaders lost the opener 6-3 to Detroit before falling to UCF 5-0 in the nightcap.
March 04, 2003 | Women's Track & Field
The Valparaiso University women's track and field team had five athletes named to the Mid-Continent Conference Indoor Track and Field All-Conference Team following the conclusion of this past weekend's conference championships.
March 04, 2003 | Men's Track & Field
Six athletes on the Valparaiso University men's track and field team were named to the All Mid-Continent Conference Team for the indoor season following their performances at the weekend's conference championships.
March 04, 2003 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University's basketball team has drawn the fourth seed for this weekend's Conoco Mid-Continent Conference Women's Basketball Tournament and will face Oral Roberts at 2:15 p.m. on Saturday afternoon in Kansas City, Mo.
March 04, 2003 | Softball
For the second straight day, the Valparaiso softball team split a pair of games in Kissimmee, Fla., defeating Sacred Heart 3-2 in nine innings before falling to Loyola (Ill.) in eight innings on Tuesday.
March 03, 2003 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball team split a pair of games on Monday, the first day the Crusaders have taken the diamond this season. Valpo defeated Albany 1-0 in their opener before falling 9-1 to Bethune-Cookman in Orlando, Fla.
March 03, 2003 | Men's Basketball
Valpo, which earned the #1 seed in the Mid-Continent Conference Men's Basketball Tournament by capturing the regular season title, will oppose #8-seed Chicago State in the first round on Sunday at noon at Kansas City's Kemper Arena. The single-elimination tournament will be held March 9-11 with the champion earning the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
March 03, 2003 | Baseball
Valpo has compiled a 1-2 record on its Florida Spring Trip thus far. On Sunday, Todd Evans pitched 5 1/3 innings and earned the win as the Crusaders defeated Duquesne 7-5. Adam Paetznick pitched the final inning to record the save. The offense was ignited by Caleb Kimmel and Brandon Sadler, both of whom delivered RBI doubles. On Monday, the Crusaders' comeback attempt fell short in the late innings as Valpo lost to Holy Cross 5-3. Eddie Hannan belted a solo homer and Jeff Mandsager hit an RBI single for the Crusaders.

March 03, 2003 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso saw its regular season come to a close on Monday night in Kansas City, Mo. with a 67-52 defeat at the hands of UMKC. The loss snapped an eight-game winning streak the Crusaders had over the Kangaroos.
March 01, 2003 | Men's Track & Field
Nate Nunnelly (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso H.S.) won the mile and finished third in the 800m run leading Valparaiso to a fourth place finish at the Mid-Continent Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday afternoon in Sterling, Ill.
March 01, 2003 | Men's Basketball
Reggie Borges scored 25 points and grabbed nine rebounds as Oral Roberts defeated Valpo 89-75 in the regular season finale. Roberto Nieves led the Crusaders (18-9, 12-2 Mid-Con) with career-highs of 21 points and 10 rebounds. The loss snapped Valpo's seven-game win streak.
March 01, 2003 | Women's Basketball
Lauren Bechtold (Hebron, Ind./Hebron H.S.) scored a career-high 15 points and Jeanette Gray (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso H.S.) recorded her fourth double-double of the season as Valparaiso snapped its three-game road losing streak defeating Oral Roberts 80-65 on Saturday afternoon in Tulsa, Okla.
March 01, 2003 | Women's Track & Field
The Valparaiso University women's track and field team moved up one spot on the final day of competition at the Mid-Continent Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships to finish in fifth place on Saturday in Sterling, Ill.
February 28, 2003 | Women's Track & Field
The Valparaiso University women's track and field team is currently in sixth place after the opening day of the Mid-Continent Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships on Friday evening in Sterling, Ill.
February 28, 2003 | Men's Track & Field
Valparaiso University's Aaron Crague (Schererville, Ind./Lake Central H.S.) became the Mid-Continent Conference champion in the 3,000m run on Friday evening as the first day of the conference championships concluded in Sterling, Ill.
February 27, 2003 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso Crusaders take to the road on Saturday afternoon to face off against Oral Roberts, one of two teams tied with the Brown and Gold in the Mid-Continent Conference standings.
February 27, 2003 | Men's Basketball
Stalin Ortiz scored 23 points, including 16 in the second half, as Valpo (18-8, 12-1 Mid-Con) defeated UMKC 75-63. The victory was the Crusaders' 7th straight and 13th in the last 14 games. Roberto Nieves added 12 points and seven rebounds, while Ali Berdiel tallied 12 points and six assists.
February 27, 2003 | Softball
The 2003 softball season will have a different look to it this year as the Valparaiso University Crusaders move to the new Valparaiso University Softball Field after 21 years of playing at Kirchhoff Park.
February 24, 2003 | Women's Track & Field
Valparaiso University's Amanda Meyer (Somerset, Wis./Somerset H.S.) has been named women's track and field Athlete of the Week by the Mid-Continent Conference after her performances at the Chicagoland Championships.
February 24, 2003 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso Crusaders will close is home schedule on Monday evening when the Brown and Gold entertain Oakland.
February 24, 2003 | Women's Basketball
Jenna Stangler (St. Michael, Minn./St. Michael-Albertville H.S.) led four Crusaders in double-figures as Valparaiso defeated Oakland 77-54 at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Monday evening in Valpo's final home game of the season.
February 22, 2003 | Men's Track & Field
The Valparaiso men's track and field team earned a tie for ninth place while setting two school records at the Chicagoland Championships on Saturday afternoon in Romeoville, Ill. in the team's final tune-up for next week's conference championships.
February 22, 2003 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso University junior Katie Urbas (Ballwin, Mo./Marquette H.S.) shattered her own school record in the 200 butterfly as the Crusaders finished in fifth place at the Midwest Classic Championships in Indianapolis, Ind. on Saturday.
February 22, 2003 | Men's Basketball
Valpo clinched its 8th Mid-Continent Conference regular season championship in the last nine years with a 77-71 victory over IUPUI. Stalin Ortiz led the Crusaders (17-8, 11-1 Mid-Con) with 21 points, six rebounds and four steals in the home finale. Kikas Gomes netted 12 points and Raitis Grafs added 10 points and four blocked shots.

February 22, 2003 | Men's Tennis
The Valparaiso men's tennis team dropped a non-conference match at Northern Illinois 7-0 on Saturday afternoon in Rockford, Ill.
February 22, 2003 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso snapped a three-game losing skid with its 66-56 victory over IUPUI on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
February 22, 2003 | Men's Swimming & Diving
The Valparaiso men's swim team saw their 2002-2003 season come to a close on Saturday evening on the final day of competition at the Midwest Classic Championships held in Indianapolis, Ind. The Crusaders finished the meet in fifth place.
February 21, 2003 | Men's Swimming & Diving
The Valparaiso men's swim team remains in fifth place at the Midwest Classic Championships through two days of competition at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis, Ind. on Friday.
February 21, 2003 | Women's Swimming & Diving
With action continuing at the Midwest Classic Championships in Indianapolis, Ind., the Valparaiso women's swim team remained in fifth place following day two of competition on Friday evening.
February 21, 2003 | Women's Track & Field
The Valparaiso women's track and field team set two new school records while finishing in a tie for seventh place at the Chicagoland Championships held in Romeoville, Ill. on Friday evening.
February 20, 2003 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Freshman Britt Nelson (Cortland, N.Y./Homer H.S.) recorded Valparaiso's highest finish, second in the 500 freestyle, of the Midwest Championships as the Crusaders stand in fifth place after the opening day of competition at the IUPUI Natatorium in Indianapolis, Ind.
February 20, 2003 | Men's Basketball
Five Crusaders scored in double figures as first-place Valpo (16-8, 10-1 Mid-Con) defeated Oakland 81-65. Stalin Ortiz led the way with 19 points and Joaquim Gomes scored 12. Raitis Grafs, Greg Tonagel and Roberto Nieves added 10 points each. Rawle Marshall led all scorers with 25 points for Oakland.
February 20, 2003 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso's men's swim team is in fifth place after day one of the Midwest Classic being held at the IUPUI Natatorium in Indianapolis, Ind. on Thursday.
February 19, 2003 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso Crusaders will look to snap their three-game losing streak on Saturday afternoon as the Brown and Gold entertains IUPUI to begin their final homestand of the 2002-2003 season.
February 18, 2003 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso University junior Mara Sonkin (Wheaton, Ill./Warrenville South H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week following the Crusaders 5-2 victory over Wisconsin-Green Bay.
February 17, 2003 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso rallied from a 15-point second half deficit to tie the game at 60 with 1:44 to play, but could never take the lead, falling to Chicago State 69-66 on the road Monday evening.
February 17, 2003 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso Crusaders will look to snap their two-game losing streak on Monday evening as the Brown and Gold conclude their three-game road trip at Chicago State. Valpo is coming off of a 68-62 defeat at Southern Utah on Saturday.
February 15, 2003 | Women's Tennis
Despite competing with just five players, the Valparaiso women's tennis team ran its win streak to seven straight on Saturday afternoon, defeating Wisconsin-Green Bay 5-2 at Matchpoint Racquet Club. The Crusaders scheduled evening match against Evansville was cancelled due to weather-related travel problems for the Purple Aces.
February 15, 2003 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University was held without a field goal for the final 7:19 of the game and shot just 30.8% (20-of-65) as the Crusaders fell to Southern Utah 68-62 on Saturday evening in Cedar City, Utah.
February 15, 2003 | Men's Track & Field
Several members of the Valparaiso track and field team took to the oval on Saturday afternoon at the Canon Invitational in Indianapolis.
February 15, 2003 | Men's Basketball
Raitis Grafs scored 19 points, Stalin Ortiz added 18 and Kikas Gomes grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds as first-place Valpo (15-8, 9-1 Mid-Con) defeated Southern Utah 69-61. The Crusaders, winners of four straight and 10 of the last 11, dominated the boards, outrebounding the Thunderbirds 52-29.
February 15, 2003 | Women's Track & Field
A half dozen members of the Valparaiso women's track and field team traveled to the Canon Invitational on Saturday afternoon to run against some of the best competition in the region.
February 14, 2003 | Men's Track & Field
Valparaiso's Matt Larson (Arlington Heights, Ill./St. Viator H.S.) set a new school record in the weight throw as the Crusaders competed at the Lewis Series Meet on Friday evening in Romeoville, Ill.
February 14, 2003 | Women's Track & Field
Amanda Meyer (Somerset, Wis./Somerset H.S.) set a new school record in the long jump as Valparaiso turned in several top performances at the Lewis Series Meet on Friday evening in Romeoville, Ill.
February 13, 2003 | Men's Basketball
Five Crusaders scored in double figures as first-place Valpo defeated Chicago State 81-70. Raitis Grafs led the Crusaders with 18 points, while Roberto Nieves and Stalin Ortiz added 15 each. Kikas Gomes tallied 12 points and Greg Tonagel scored 10. Ali Berdiel dished out a career-high nine assists for Valpo (14-8, 8-1 Mid-Con). The Crusaders, who have won three straight games and nine of the last 10, made 64 percent of their shots, including eight of 14 from 3-point range.
February 12, 2003 | Men's Basketball
First-place Valpo (13-8, 7-1 Mid-Con) plays the second of three straight road games on Thursday night at Chicago State (3-20, 0-9 Mid-Con). The Crusaders defeated the Cougars 80-48 on Jan. 18 in Valparaiso.
February 12, 2003 | Softball
Valparaiso University head softball coach Jerry Stieger has announced the signing of Megan Carroll to a National Letter of Intent to play for the Brown and Gold in the spring of 2004.
February 12, 2003 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso Crusaders look to return to the win column on Saturday evening when the Brown and Gold travel to Southern Utah for a battle with the Thunderbirds.
February 11, 2003 | Women's Track & Field
Valparaiso Univesity sophomore Rachel Nelson (Lee's Summit, Mo./Lee's Summit H.S.) has been name the Mid-Continent Conference women's Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week.
February 11, 2003 | Men's Track & Field
Valparaiso University's Aaron Crague (Schererville, Ind./Lake Central H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference men's Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week following his performance at the Meyo Invitational on Saturday.
February 10, 2003 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso University's Leah Schneider (Sussex, Wis./Arrowhead H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Athlete of the Week in swimming following one of the best weekends of her young career.
February 10, 2003 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso University head women's soccer coach Stephen Anthony has announced the signings of three individuals to National Letters of Intent for the 2003 season. Joining the Crusaders in the fall are Lauren Cooper, Liberty Ziegahn, and Alison Zobel.
February 08, 2003 | Women's Basketball
Western Illinois scored the final four points in regulation to force overtime, then outscored Valparaiso 12-1 in the extra session as the Westerwinds defeated the Crusaders 73-62 on Saturday afternoon in Macomb, Ill.
February 08, 2003 | Women's Track & Field
Rachel Nelson (Lee's Summit, Mo./Lee's Summit H.S.) and Amy Mikel (Lemont, Ill./Fenwick H.S.) both competed in the mile for Valparaiso on Saturday afternoon at the Meyo Invitational in Notre Dame, Ind.
February 08, 2003 | Men's Track & Field
Valparaiso University's Nate Nunnelly (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso H.S.) set a new school record in the 800m, while teammate Aaron Crague (Schererville, Ind./Lake Central H.S.) finished seventh in the 3,000m run on Saturday afternoon at the Meyo Invitational held in Notre Dame, Ind.
February 08, 2003 | Men's Basketball
Stalin Ortiz led four Crusaders in double figures with 18 points as first-place Valpo defeated Western Illinois 74-62. Raitis Grafs tallied 13 points, seven rebounds and two blocks, while Kikas Gomes and Ali Berdiel added 10 points each for Valpo (13-8, 7-1 Mid-Con).
February 08, 2003 | Men's Swimming & Diving
The Valparaiso Crusaders dropped the home finale to Cleveland State 128-68 on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool.
February 08, 2003 | Women's Swimming & Diving
The Valparaiso women's swim team lost its final home meet of the year on Saturday afternoon, 110-95 to Cleveland State at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool.
February 07, 2003 | Men's Basketball
The second half of the Mid-Continent Conference season begins Saturday as first-place Valpo (12-8, 6-1 Mid-Con) journeys to Macomb to play Western Illinois (6-13, 2-5 Mid-Con). The Crusaders won the first meeting between the teams 74-57 on Jan. 11 in Valparaiso.
February 07, 2003 | Women's Swimming & Diving
The Valparaiso women's swim team dropped a 131-88 dual meet to Illinois-Chicago on Friday evening in the Windy City.
February 07, 2003 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso's men's swim team dropped a 152-71 decision to Illinois-Chicago on Friday night in Chicago, Ill.
February 06, 2003 | Football
Valparaiso University head football coach Tom Horne announced the addition of four transfers to the Crusaders' team. Joining Valpo are tailback Nick Reid from Arizona Western JC in Yuma, Ariz.; defensive back Elliot Powell from Fullerton (Cal.) JC; defensive end Tony Hart from Valparaiso HS and Saginaw Valley State; and offensive lineman Josh Silko from Hope College.
February 05, 2003 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso Crusaders begin the second half of their conference schedule on Saturday at 4 p.m. traveling to Western Illinois for a battle with the first place Westerwinds. Valpo, a game back in the Mid-Con standings, look to forge a tie at the top with a victory.
February 04, 2003 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso University's Monika Danko (Northfield, Ill./New Trier H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week after helping the Crusaders to a 7-0 sweep of Bradley on Sunday afternoon.
February 04, 2003 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University's Suzie Hammel (Lafayette, Ind./Lebanon H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Player of the Week after leading the Crusaders to a pair of victories last week to propel the Brown and Gold into second place in the Mid-Continent Conference standings.
February 04, 2003 | Men's Basketball
Stalin Ortiz scored a career-high 29 points and Raitis Grafs added 17 as Valpo (12-8) defeated Charlotte 73-59. The 49ers (8-11) were led by Curtis Nash with 17 points.
February 04, 2003 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso University volleyball team has announced its dates for its 2003 summer camps. The Crusaders will hold two different camps this year, with head coach Carin Avery as the camp director, while assistant coach Sue Ushela serving as the assistant director.
February 03, 2003 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso Crusaders look to maintain their second place standing in the Mid-Continent Conference on Monday evening as they host Oral Roberts to conclude the first half of Mid-Continent Conference action.
February 03, 2003 | Men's Basketball
After finishing the first half of the Mid-Continent Conference season in first place with a 6-1 record, Valpo (11-8) concludes the non-conference portion of its schedule by hosting Charlotte (8-10) Tuesday.
February 03, 2003 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso allowed just three field goals and forced 15 turnovers in the first half to propel the Crusaders to a 66-43 victory over Oral Roberts on Monday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
February 02, 2003 | Women's Tennis
After winning their last five matches of the fall season, the Valparaiso University women's tennis team continued its success on Sunday, shutting out Bradley 7-0 in Peoria, Ill. in the team's spring opener.
February 02, 2003 | Men's Tennis
For the second straight day, the Valparaiso men's tennis team was shut out, this time falling 7-0 at Western Michigan on Sunday morning in Kalamazoo, Mich.
February 01, 2003 | Men's Tennis
The Valparaiso men's tennis team dropped a non-conference match to Michigan State 7-0 on Saturday afternoon in Kalamazoo, Mich.
February 01, 2003 | Men's Track & Field
Valparaiso's Nate Nunnelly (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso H.S.) and Aaron Crague (Shererville, Ind./Lake Central H.S.) each posted event victories on Saturday as the Crusaders competed at the AllTel Classic in Findlay, Ohio.
February 01, 2003 | Women's Track & Field
After setting one school record on the opening day of the AllTel Classic in Findlay, Ohio, the Valparaiso Crusaders added two more to their record books on Saturday.
February 01, 2003 | Men's Basketball
UMKC made four free throws in the final 22 seconds of overtime and survived a last-second 3-point miss to defeat Valpo 71-68. The loss ended the Crusaders' school-record homecourt win streak at 20. Valpo (11-8, 6-1 Mid-Con) was led by Raitis Grafs with 24 points and eight rebounds. Stalin Ortiz recorded a double-double with 14 points and a career-high 12 rebounds. Michael Watson scored a team-high 24 for the Kangaroos, including 11 in the second half and eight in overtime.
February 01, 2003 | Women's Basketball
Meredith Baugher (Berea, Ohio/Berea H.S.) scored a career high 23 points and Suzie Hammel (Lafayette, Ind./Lebanon H.S.) added 22 as Valparaiso rallied from an eight-point second half deficit to defeat UMKC 67-64 on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 31, 2003 | Men's Track & Field
The Valparaiso University distance medley finished in second place on day one of the AllTel Classic held in Findlay, Ohio on Friday evening.
January 31, 2003 | Women's Track & Field
The Valparaiso University 4x800m relay set a new school record on Friday evening on the first day of competition at the AllTel Classic in Findlay, Ohio.
January 30, 2003 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso Crusaders look to maintain their second place standing in the Mid-Continent Conference when the Brown and Gold host UMKC on Saturday afternoon. The Kangaroos are one of four teams tied with Valpo in the Mid-Con race.
January 29, 2003 | Softball
The Valparaiso University softball team has been selected to finish sixth in the Mid-Continent Conference in the preseason poll as voted on by the conference head coaches.
January 29, 2003 | Men's Basketball
The most significant game in the first half of the Mid-Continent Conference season will take place Thursday night as Valpo (10-7, 5-0 Mid-Con) hosts Oral Roberts (13-5, 4-1 Mid-Con). The Crusaders, who own a five-game win streak, are coming off a sweep of a two-game road stretch at IUPUI (72-62) and Oakland (72-70) last week.
January 29, 2003 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso University women's tennis coach Tim Maluga has announced several changes to his 2003 spring schedule.
January 27, 2003 | Men's Basketball
Raitis Grafs was named Mid-Continent Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for his performances in two wins last week. The senior from Riga, Latvia helped the Crusaders become the first Mid-Con squad in six years to open conference play with five straight wins.
January 27, 2003 | Women's Basketball
Meredith Baugher (Berea, Ohio/Berea H.S.) scored a career-high 22 points to lead three Crusaders in double-figures as Valparaiso defeated IUPUI 70-54 on Monday evening in Indianapolis.
January 26, 2003 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso Crusaders will try to put Saturday's 53-46 loss to Oakland behind them as they travel to Indianapolis on Monday evening for a match-up with IUPUI.
January 25, 2003 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso dropped a dual meet to Eastern Illinois 150-54 on Saturday afternoon in Charleston, Ill.
January 25, 2003 | Women's Track & Field
The Valparaiso Crusaders recorded several top performances on Saturday afternoon and evening at the Stan Lyons open held in Indianapolis.
January 25, 2003 | Men's Basketball
Kikas Gomes made two free throws with four seconds left and Valpo survived a 30-foot desperation miss at the buzzer to edge Oakland 72-70. The victory was the fifth straight for the first-place Crusaders (10-7), who improved their Mid-Continent Conference record to 5-0. Stalin Ortiz made a 3-point shot with 24 seconds left to tie the game at 70-70. Raitis Grafs scored 22 points for Valpo, which won despite a 37-point performance by Oakland's Mike Helms.
January 25, 2003 | Women's Basketball
Oakland rallied from a five-point halftime deficit to defeat Valparaiso 53-46 on Saturday afternoon in Rochester, Mich.
January 25, 2003 | Women's Swimming & Diving
The Valparaiso women's swim team was defeated by Eastern Illinois 180-60 on Saturday afternoon in Charleston, Ill.
January 25, 2003 | Men's Track & Field
Valparaiso's men's track and field team competed at the Stan Lyons Open on Saturday afternoon in Indianapolis in an unscored competition.
January 23, 2003 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso Crusaders take their two game winning streak on the road Saturday afternoon to face Oakland in a rematch of the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament championship game last season.
January 23, 2003 | Men's Soccer
The Valparaiso University men's soccer program was honored with the Team Academic Award by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America last week at the annual convention.
January 23, 2003 | Men's Basketball
Raitis Grafs scored 18 points, including 14 in the second half, as first-place Valpo (9-7, 4-0 Mid-Con) defeated IUPUI 72-62. The Crusaders shot 55 percent overall in earning their first road win of the season. Ali Berdiel tallied 13 points and Stalin Ortiz added 12 for Valpo, which extended its win streak to four.
January 23, 2003 | Softball
Valparaiso University head softball coach Jerry Stieger has announced the signing of Taylor Callahan for the 2004 season.
January 21, 2003 | Men's Basketball
After winning its first three Mid-Continent Conference games at the ARC, Valpo (8-7, 3-0 Mid-Con) begins a two-game road swing on Thursday in Indianapolis against IUPUI (8-10, 2-1 Mid-Con).
January 21, 2003 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso University's Katie Urbas (Ballwin, Mo./Marquette H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Athlete of the Week after her performance in a pair of Crusader victories.
January 21, 2003 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University forward Meredith Baugher (Berea, Ohio/Berea H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Player of the Week.
January 20, 2003 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso Crusaders forced 34 Southern Utah turnovers, 21 on steals, on their way to an 89-53 victory over the Thunderbirds on Monday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 19, 2003 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso Crusaders close out their three-game homestand on Monday evening hosting Southern Utah. The Crusaders are coming off of a 66-50 victory over Chicago State on Saturday.
January 18, 2003 | Women's Track & Field
The Valparaiso women's track and field team turned in a sixth place finish on Saturday afternoon at the Carthage Division I Invitational held in Kenosha, Wis.
January 18, 2003 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Katie Urbas (Ballwin, Mo./Marquette H.S.) recorded a pair of victories as Valparaiso won its second straight dual meet, defeating Lewis 140-121 at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool on Saturday afternoon.
January 18, 2003 | Men's Basketball
Stalin Ortiz tied his career-high with 25 points and grabbed eight rebounds to help Valpo (8-7, 3-0 Mid-Con) defeat Chicago State 80-48 for its 19th straight win at the ARC. Joaquim Gomes scored 11 and Raitis Grafs added 10.
January 18, 2003 | Women's Basketball
Meredith Baugher (Berea, Ohio/Berea H.S.) recorded her first career double-double as Valparaiso moved back over .500 with a 66-50 Mid-Continent Conference victory over Chicago State on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 18, 2003 | Men's Track & Field
The Valparaiso men's team earned a finish in the top half of the standings at the Carthage Division I Invitational on Saturday afternoon with their fourth place finish.
January 18, 2003 | Men's Swimming & Diving
The Valparaiso University men's swim team defeated Lewis 110-82 on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Saturday afternoon.
January 18, 2003 | Men's Tennis
The Valparaiso men's tennis team dropped its winter/spring opener to Ball State 7-0 on Saturday afternoon in Muncie, Ind.
January 17, 2003 | Men's Swimming & Diving
The Valparaiso men's swim team dropped a 141.5-109.5 decision to IUPUI Friday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool.
January 17, 2003 | Men's Basketball
Valpo concludes a three-game homestand on Saturday by hosting Chicago State. The Crusaders (7-7, 2-0 Mid-Con) took over first place in the Mid-Continent Conference with Thursday's 74-44 victory over Southern Utah. The win extended Valpo's homecourt win streak to 18.
January 17, 2003 | Women's Swimming & Diving
The Valparaiso women's swim team won the final four events of the meet and rallied from an early deficit to defeat IUPUI 147-115 at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool on Friday evening.
January 16, 2003 | Men's Basketball
Three Crusaders scored in double-figures as Valpo (7-7, 2-0 Mid-Con) defeated Southern Utah 74-44 to win its 18th straight at home. Roberto Nieves led all scorers with 15, Raitis Grafs contributed 13 and Dan Oppland scored a career-high 10.
January 16, 2003 | Women's Track & Field
The Mid-Continent Conference head coaches have predicted a fifth place finish for the Valparaiso University women's track team during the indoor season.
January 16, 2003 | Men's Track & Field
The Valparaiso University men's team was picked sixth in the Mid-Continent Conference preseason indoor track and field poll as selected by the conference head coaches.
January 15, 2003 | Men's Basketball
On Thursday, Valpo will entertain Southern Utah in a key early Mid-Continent Conference game. The Crusaders (6-7, 1-0 Mid-Con) are coming off a 74-57 victory over Western Illinois last Saturday at the ARC in the Mid-Con opener.
January 15, 2003 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso Crusaders look to snap their two-game losing skid on Saturday afternoon hosting the first place Chicago State Cougars at the ARC.
January 14, 2003 | Men's Basketball
Tickets for the 2003 Conoco Mid-Continent Conference Men's & Women's Basketball Tournaments are on sale through the Valpo Athletic Ticket Office. Both tournaments will be held March 8-11 in Kansas City's Kemper Arena. The women's tournament takes place March 8, 10-11 and the men's tournament will be played March 9-11.
January 14, 2003 | Women's Basketball
Tickets for the 2003 Conoco Mid-Continent Conference Men's & Women's Basketball Tournaments are on sale through the Valpo Athletic Ticket Office. Both tournaments will be held March 8-11 in Kansas City's Kemper Arena. The women's tournament takes place March 8, 10-11 and the men's tournament will be played March 9-11.
January 14, 2003 | Baseball
The Valparaiso University Crusaders will meet the Indiana University Hoosiers in a spotlight college baseball game at RailCats Stadium in Gary on Wednesday, May 14.
January 11, 2003 | Men's Basketball
Roberto Nieves scored a career-high 16 points and Raitis Grafs also tallied 16 as Valpo (6-7, 1-0 Mid-Con) defeated Western Illinois 74-57 in the Mid-Continent Conference opener. Valpo drained a season-high 11 three-pointers on 26 attempts (42 percent).
January 11, 2003 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso started the game off cold from the floor and never really warmed up as the Crusaders dropped their Mid-Continent Conference opener to Western Illinois 50-43 on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 10, 2003 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso women's basketball team will be conducting several summer basketball camps this summer during June and July.
January 09, 2003 | Men's Swimming & Diving
The Valparaiso University men's swim team dropped a 144-105 decision to Hope on Thursday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool.
January 09, 2003 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso Crusaders begin defense of its Mid-Continent Conference regular season title on Saturday afternoon hosting this season's preseason favorite, Western Illinois, at the ARC.
January 09, 2003 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Despite four victories from freshman Britt Nelson (Cortland, N.Y./Homer H.S.), the Valparaiso women's swim team dropped a tight 134-126 meet at home against Hope on Thursday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool.
January 06, 2003 | Women's Basketball
Kari Campbell's free throw with 18.7 seconds left lifted Lipscomb to a 57-56 victory over Valparaiso on Monday evening in Nashville, Tenn.
January 04, 2003 | Men's Basketball
Valpo came back from a 14-point deficit and had an opportunity to win the game in the final seconds before falling to 6th-ranked Notre Dame 55-53 at the United Center. Kikas Gomes led the Crusaders (5-7) with 17 points, including 10 in the second half. The game was played in front of a crowd of 11,716.
January 03, 2003 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso capitalized on 33 Jacksonville turnovers and shot 50% from the floor as the Crusaders defeated Jacksonville 76-56 on Friday evening in Florida for the Brown and Gold's fourth straight victory.
January 03, 2003 | Men's Basketball
On Saturday afternoon, Valpo (5-6) entertains Notre Dame (11-1) at Chicago's United Center in the 40th meeting between the schools on the hardwood. The Crusaders will be playing at the United Center for the first time in school history.
December 31, 2002 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso Crusaders look to open the year 2003 with the same result as they closed 2002 with, travelling to Jacksonville on Friday evening. Valpo is coming off of a 68-54 victory over Lehigh on Sunday afternoon.
December 30, 2002 | Men's Basketball
After trailing by one point at halftime, Valpo fell to Missouri 65-47. Stalin Ortiz led the Crusaders (5-6) with 13 points, while Kikas Gomes added 12.

December 29, 2002 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso used a 20-2 run in the game's final 5:31 to defeat Lehigh 68-54 on Sunday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
December 28, 2002 | Men's Basketball
Purdue made nine, 3-point baskets in the first half and went on to defeat Valpo 87-55. The Boilermakers led 52-17 at halftime after limiting the Crusaders to 25 percent shooting in the first half. Raitis Grafs topped Valpo (5-5) with 15 points.
December 28, 2002 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso Crusaders look to close the 2002 calendar year with their third straight victory as they host Lehigh on Sunday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Valpo is coming off of a 76-39 victory over Indiana Wesleyan.
December 23, 2002 | Men's Basketball
Raitis Grafs scored 15 of his 21 points in the second half to lead Valpo (5-4) to a 65-51 victory over Central Michigan (6-2). Grafs, who made eight of 16 shots, also grabbed six rebounds, blocked three shots and snagged two steals. The Crusaders, who have won three straight games, extended their homecourt win streak to 16.
December 22, 2002 | Men's Basketball
Just prior to celebrating Christmas, Valpo (4-4) entertains Central Michigan (6-1) on Monday. The contest completes a three-game homestand.

December 21, 2002 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso will head into the holidays after evening its record at 5-5 on the season with a 76-39 victory over Indiana Wesleyan on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
December 20, 2002 | Men's Basketball
Valpo (4-4) placed four players in double figures as it defeated Belmont 83-65. Raitis Grafs led all scorers with 19 points, Stalin Ortiz tallied 13, Joaquim Gomes had 12, and Seth Colclasure added 10.
December 20, 2002 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso Crusaders look to move back to the .500 mark on the season hosting Indiana Wesleyan on Saturday afternoon. A win would mark the first time this season that Valpo would post back-to-back victories.
December 19, 2002 | Men's Basketball
On Friday, Valpo entertains Belmont in the second of a three-game homestand. The Crusaders (3-4) are coming off final exams and a thrilling 87-79 double-overtime victory over Samford last Saturday.
December 16, 2002 | Men's Basketball
Senior Raitis Grafs was selected as the Mid-Continent Conference Player of the Week. The 6'11" center from Riga, Latvia scored a season-high 28 points to lead Valpo to an 87-79 double-overtime win over Samford Saturday.

December 15, 2002 | Women's Basketball
Suzie Hammel (Lafayette, Ind./Lebanon H.S.) scored a game-high 20 points and the Valparaiso defense limited Loyola (Ill.) to just 14 first half points as the Crusaders defeated the Ramblers 54-47 on Sunday afternoon in Chicago, Ill.
December 14, 2002 | Men's Basketball
Stalin Ortiz drove and scored on a lay-up to beat the buzzer at the end of the first overtime to help Valpo (3-4) eventually defeat Samford (4-3) 87-79 in two overtimes. Raitis Grafs was a big factor as well, scoring a season-high 28 points.
December 13, 2002 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso Crusaders look to rebound from a 47-44 loss to DePaul on Friday evening as the Brown and Gold travels to Chicago to face Loyola (Ill.). The game will mark the final road contest for the Crusaders in the 2002 calendar year.
December 13, 2002 | Women's Basketball
Kathryn Knoester's (Grand Rapids, Mich./Christian H.S.) went in-and-out with 1.7 seconds left as DePaul left Valparaiso with a 47-44 victory on Saturday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
December 13, 2002 | Men's Basketball
On Saturday, Valpo (2-4) begins a three-game homestand by hosting Samford (4-2) from the Atlantic Sun Conference.

December 12, 2002 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso Crusaders return to the Athletics-Recreation Center on Friday evening as the Brown and Gold hosts DePaul. Valpo is looking for its second straight victory after defeating Ball State 88-82 on Saturday afternoon.
December 11, 2002 | Men's Basketball
Four Valpo players tallied double-figures, but Valpo lost to Wisconsin-Milwaukee 75-61. Raitis Grafs led the Crusaders with 15 points, eight rebounds and three blocked shots.

December 11, 2002 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso University's Dan Carl was named the Mid-Continent Conference Women's Swimming and Diving Coach of the Year while four swimmers earned Second Team All Mid-Continent Conference honors following the completion of the conference swim championships over the weekend.
December 09, 2002 | Men's Basketball
On Wednesday, Valpo (2-3) will conclude a three-game road stretch at Wisconsin-Milwaukee (5-2).

December 07, 2002 | Men's Swimming & Diving
The Valparaiso University men's swim team concluded the Mid-Continent Conference Championships on Saturday evening with a fourth place finish in Rochester, Mich.
December 07, 2002 | Women's Basketball
Suzie Hammel (Lafayette, Ind./Lebanon H.S.) tied a school-record with eight three-pointers, including seven straight in the second half, as Valparaiso defeated Ball State 88-82 on Saturday afternoon in the Hoosier State Classic held at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
December 07, 2002 | Men's Track & Field
Matt Larson (Arlington Heights, Ill./St. Viator H.S.) opened the track and field season by setting a school record in the weight throw on Saturday afternoon at the Lewis Season Opener held in Romeoville, Ill.
December 07, 2002 | Men's Basketball
Three Crusaders scored in double-figures, but Valpo lost to host Loyola 80-62 Saturday afternoon. Raitis Grafs led Valpo (2-3) with 14 points and nine rebounds.

December 07, 2002 | Women's Track & Field
The Valparaiso women's track and field team set a pair of school records at Lewis Season Opener held on Saturday afternoon in a non-scoring meet.
December 07, 2002 | Women's Swimming & Diving
The Valparaiso women's swim team finished the Mid-Continent Conference Championships with a strong showing by earning a third place finish, just 18 points shy of a runner-up position.
December 06, 2002 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso Crusaders travel to Indianapolis, Ind. to participate in the Hoosier State Classic after dropping a narrow six-point contest to #9 Notre Dame on Wednesday. Valpo will face Ball State in the classic, a rematch of a second round WNIT game from last season, won by the Crusaders.
December 06, 2002 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Katie Urbas (Ballwin, Mo./Marquette H.S.) broke her own school record in the 200 butterfly, helping Valparaiso finish the second day of the Mid-Continent Conference Swimming and Diving Championships in third place.
December 06, 2002 | Men's Swimming & Diving
The Valparaiso men's swim team remained in fourth place at the Mid-Continent Conference Swimming and Diving Championships after the second day of competition in Rochester, Mich. on Friday.
December 05, 2002 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso University's head women's tennis coach Tim Maluga has announced his 2003 spring schedule.
December 05, 2002 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Freshman Britt Nelson (Cortland, N.Y./Homer H.S.) shattered the school record in the 1650 freestyle, helping lead Valparaiso's women into second place after the first day of the Mid-Continent Conference Swimming and Diving Championships held in Rochester, Mich.
December 05, 2002 | Men's Basketball
A blast from the past can be seen on Saturday when Valpo (2-2) travels to Chicago to play Loyola (2-2) in a 1 p.m. tipoff. The schools will meet on the court for the first time in 20 years.
December 05, 2002 | Men's Swimming & Diving
The Valparaiso University men's swim team is in fourth place after the opening day of the Mid-Continent Conference Swimming and Diving Championships on Thursday evening. The meet is being held at Oakland University in Rochester, Mich.
December 04, 2002 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso gave the ninth ranked (AP and Coaches poll) Fighting Irish of Notre Dame all they could handle Wednesday evening, before eventually falling 74-68 in front of more than 1,500 fans at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
December 03, 2002 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso Crusaders conclude their three-game homestand hosting ninth-ranked Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish are the second nationally-ranked team the Crusaders have faced this season, having played Texas Tech last Wednesday.
December 02, 2002 | Men's Basketball
Cincinnati made 12 three-point baskets en route to a 76-50 victory over Valpo (2-2). Raitis Grafs led Valpo with 11 points.

December 01, 2002 | Women's Basketball
Jeanette Gray's (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso H.S.) double-double was not enough for Valparaiso as the Crusaders fell to Navy 58-47 on Sunday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
November 30, 2002 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso Crusaders look for back-to-back victories as the Brown and Gold hosts Navy at the ARC. The Crusaders are coming off of a 91-48 victory over Concordia (Wis.) on Saturday afternoon and are in the midst of a three-game homestand.
November 30, 2002 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso jumped out to a 46-11 halftime lead and never looked back on its way to a 91-48 victory over Concordia (Wis.) on Saturday afternoon in the Crusaders home opener at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
November 30, 2002 | Men's Basketball
Raitis Grafs scored 23 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead Valpo to a 78-67 victory over the Northern Illinois Huskies.

November 29, 2002 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso Crusaders look to rebound from its defeat against Texas Tech on Wednesday evening in its home opener against Concordia (Wis.). The Crusaders are beginning a three-game homestand.
November 27, 2002 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso University's Mike Hermes (Hudson, Ill./U-High) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Men's Swimmer of the Week.
November 27, 2002 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso University's Britt Nelson (Cortland, N.Y./Homer H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Women's Swimming and Diving Athlete of the Week.
November 27, 2002 | Women's Basketball
Nationally ranked Texas Tech built a 24 point halftime lead on its way to an 81-46 victory over Valparaiso on Wednesday evening in Lubbock, Texas.
November 26, 2002 | Men's Basketball
Valpo opened with a 10-0 run on its way to an 81-56 victory over Indiana State. Raitis Grafs led all scorers with 25 points, including 20 in the first half. Joaquim Gomes added 14 points, while Ali Berdiel scored 12 points.

November 25, 2002 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso Crusaders, fresh off of a victory against Fresno State 57-51 in the consolation game of the Spartan Chevrolet Classic, will head to the Lone Star state for a match-up with nationally ranked Texas Tech.
November 25, 2002 | Volleyball
Valparaiso University's Sara Silcox (Michigan City, Ind./Michigan City H.S.) was named to the Mid-Continent Conference All-Tournament Team following the completion of the conference championships this weekend.
November 25, 2002 | Baseball
Head Coach Paul Twenge announced the award winners for the 2002 baseball season.
November 24, 2002 | Women's Basketball
Freshman Jamie Gutowski (Crown Point, Ind./Andrean H.S.) scored 24 points Jeanette Gray (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso H.S.) added 20 as Valparaiso defeated Fresno State 57-51 on Sunday afternoon in the consolation game of the Spartan Chevrolet Classic held in East Lansing, Mich.
November 24, 2002 | Men's Basketball
Valpo placed three players in double figures, but dropped its season opener to Syracuse 81-66. Raitis Grafs led the Crusaders (0-1) with 18 points, while Stalin Ortiz added 15 and Joaquim Gomes recorded a double-double with 14 points and a career-high 14 rebounds.

November 23, 2002 | Women's Swimming & Diving
The Valparaiso women's swimming and diving team dropped a pair of decisions on Saturday afternoon in Oxford, Ohio. The Crusaders fell to Miami (Ohio) 16-590 and Xavier 152.5-100.5.
November 23, 2002 | Women's Basketball
Miami (Ohio) scored 50 points inside the paint on its way to a 77-54 victory over Valparaiso in the opening round of the Chevrolet Spartan Classic held in East Lansing, Mich.
November 23, 2002 | Men's Swimming & Diving
The Valparaiso men's swim team dropped a double-dual meet to Miami (Ohio) and Xavier on Saturday afternoon in Oxford, Ohio. The Crusaders fell 143-114 to Xavier and 185-72 to the host RedHawks.
November 22, 2002 | Volleyball
The Crusaders volleyball team came to a close on Friday evening as Valparaiso dropped a five-game match against IUPUI three games to two in the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament semifinals held in Tulsa, Okla.
November 22, 2002 | Men's Swimming & Diving
The Valparaiso men's swim team recorded split results on Friday evening, defeating Butler 59-36 while falling to Ball State 53-34 in Muncie, Ind.
November 22, 2002 | Men's Basketball
Sunday's game at Syracuse is not an ordinary season opener for Valpo. For the first time in 15 seasons, the Crusaders will be under the guidance of a new coach.
November 22, 2002 | Women's Swimming & Diving
The Valparaiso University women's swimming and diving team defeated Butler 50-45 on Friday evening, but fell to Ball State 71-34 in Muncie, Ind.
November 21, 2002 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso volleyball team placed three Crusaders on the All Mid-Continent Conference Teams and another on the All-Freshman Team which was released on Thursday evening.
November 21, 2002 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso Crusaders begin their 2002-2003 season at the Spartan Chevrolet Classic. The Crusaders are coming off of their first postseason appearance in school history when the Brown and Gold reached the quarterfinals of the WNIT last year.
November 21, 2002 | Football
Valparaiso University offensive lineman Tom Byrne was selected First Team All-Pioneer Football League North Division by the league's coaches. Four other Crusaders - wide receiver Rob Giancola, tight end Greg Sommersberger, placekicker Adam Hudak and punter Ryan Bateman - were awarded Honorable Mention All-PFL North Division status.
November 19, 2002 | Volleyball
Valparaiso enters the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament after securing its first 20 win season since the 1996 campaign.
November 18, 2002 | Football
Valparaiso University's Rob Giancola and John Tsahas were named the Pioneer Football League Players of the Week following their performances against Austin Peay last Saturday.

November 18, 2002 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso University's Ben Olson (Oregon, Wis./Oregon H.S.) and Jon Flugstad (San Antonio, Texas/Robert E. Lee H.S.) were each named to the Mid-Continent Conference All-Tournament Team following the championship's completion on Sunday afternoon.
November 18, 2002 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso University volleyball team will take on IUPUI Friday evening in the Mid-Continent Conference semifinals.
November 16, 2002 | Men's Swimming & Diving
The Valparaiso men's swim team lost a narrow 107-89 meet at Carthage on Saturday afternoon.
November 16, 2002 | Women's Swimming & Diving
The Valparaiso University women's swimming and diving team recorded their first victory of the season on Saturday afternoon, defeating Carthage 124-80 in Kenosha, Wis.
November 16, 2002 | Men's Cross Country
The Valparaiso University men's cross country team saw its season come to a close with a 27th place finish at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional on Saturday morning in West Lafayette, Ind.
November 16, 2002 | Football
David Macchi connected with Rob Giancola on three touchdown passes, but Valpo lost to Austin Peay 28-24 in the season finale for both teams.

November 16, 2002 | Women's Cross Country
The Valparaiso women's cross country team finished its 2002 campaign with a 23rd place finish at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championships in West Lafayette, Ind. on Saturday morning.
November 16, 2002 | Volleyball
Valparaiso picked up its 20th victory of the season for the first time since the 1996 season as the Crusaders closed out the regular season with a 30-18, 30-22, 30-23 sweep of Western Illinois on Saturday afternoon in Macomb, Ill.
November 15, 2002 | Men's Swimming & Diving
The Valparaiso men's swim team fell to Wisconsin-Green Bay 158-81 on Friday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
November 15, 2002 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso University volleyball team moved within one win of 20 on the season as the Crusaders defeated Chicago State 26-30, 30-19, 30-20, 30-18 on Friday evening in Chicago, Ill.
November 15, 2002 | Men's Soccer
Justin Langan tied a Mid-Continent Conference record with three goals and Jake Horn added a pair as Western Illinois downed Valparaiso 6-1 in the Mid-Continent Conference semifinals on a cold Friday morning in Rochester, Mich.
November 15, 2002 | Men's Swimming & Diving
The Valparaiso women's swim team dropped a 154-104 decision to Wisconsin-Green Bay on Friday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool.
November 14, 2002 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso University head men's soccer coach Mis' Mrak has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Coach of the Year while three of his players earned Second Team All Mid-Continent Conference honors the league has announced.
November 13, 2002 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso University men's basketball coach Scott Drew announced that four players have signed national letters of intent to attend Valpo and play basketball. The 2002 class includes Kenny Harris of Griffith (Ind.) HS, Jimmie Miles of Rich Central HS in Olympia Fields, Ill, Oumar Sylla of Our Savior New American HS in Centerreach, N.Y. and Moussa Mbaye of Life Center Academy in Burlington, N.J.

November 13, 2002 | Volleyball
Valparaiso University head volleyball coach Carin Avery has announced the signing of Jessie Fox to a National Letter of Intent for the 2003 season.
November 13, 2002 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University head women's basketball coach Keith Freeman has signed three players to National Letters of Intent for the 2003-2004 season.
November 12, 2002 | Football
After earning its first victory of the season, Valpo (1-9) hosts Austin Peay (6-5) on Saturday at noon on Senior Day in the season finale.

November 11, 2002 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso University's Courtney Budd (Cincinnati, Ohio/Lakota West H.S.) and Kristen Templin (Madison, Wis./Middleton H.S.) were each named to the Mid-Continent Conference All-Tournament Team following the completion of the women's soccer championships on Sunday afternoon.
November 10, 2002 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso volleyball team defeated Indiana State 30-24, 26-30, 30-23, 28-30, 20-18 on Sunday afternoon in Terre Haute, Ind.
November 09, 2002 | Football
Bryan Hollermeier rushed for a career-high 102 yards and one touchdown, and Valpo's defense limited Lindenwood to 206 total yards as the Crusaders won their first game of the season 27-6.

November 09, 2002 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso University volleyball team fell to IUPUI in three straight games on Saturday evening in Indianapolis by the scores of 30-21, 30-24, 30-21.
November 09, 2002 | Men's Basketball
Valpo outscored Northwest Sports 62-25 in the second half as the Crusaders won its second exhibition game 108-74. Stalin Ortiz led five Crusaders in double figures with 20 points, including 11 in the second half.
November 08, 2002 | Women's Soccer
The Valparaiso University women's soccer team saw its season come to a close Friday evening as the Crusaders dropped a 1-0 match to Oakland in the semifinals of the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament.
November 08, 2002 | Men's Basketball
After defeating International Select 73-62 last Sunday, the Valpo men's basketball team hosts Northwest Sports Saturday at 7:05 p.m.

November 08, 2002 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso University's Courtney Budd (Cincinnati, Ohio/Lakota West H.S.) and Lori Moore (Dyer, Ind./Lake Central H.S.) have each been named to the Mid-Continent Conference First Team at the league's annual banquet held Thursday evening in Tulsa, Okla.

November 06, 2002 | Women's Basketball
After claiming their second Mid-Continent Conference regular season title in school history and making an unprecedented run advancing to the quarterfinals of the Women's National Invitation Tournament, the Valparaiso University women's basketball team will look to continue its success on the hardcourt in 2002-2003.
November 05, 2002 | Women's Cross Country
After an error in the timing was corrected, Rachel Nelson (Lee's Summit, Mo./Lee's Summit H.S.) ended up setting the Valparaiso University six-kilometer school record.
November 05, 2002 | Football
Valpo will host Lindenwood on Saturday at noon in the second game of a three-game homestand.
November 05, 2002 | Women's Soccer
The Valparaiso University women's soccer team will face Oakland on Friday afternoon in the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament semifinals in Tulsa, Okla. beginning at 4:30 p.m. CST.
November 05, 2002 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso University women's basketball team, defending Mid-Continent Conference champions, has been picked to finish in second place in the preseason poll, as selected by the league's coaches, sports information directors, and media members.
November 05, 2002 | Men's Soccer
The Valparaiso University men's soccer team will play Western Illinois in the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament semifinals on Friday, November 15 in Rochester, Michigan.
November 05, 2002 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso enters the 2002 Mid-Continent Conference Tournament seeking their first conference title. The Mid-Continent Conference's automatic NCAA Tournament bid is also on the line.
November 04, 2002 | Volleyball
Valparaiso University's Marion Hansen (Huntley, Ill./Huntley H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Volleyball Player of the Week after leading the Crusaders to three victories last week.
November 03, 2002 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso University women's basketball team dropped its exhibition game against the Reebok Lady Start 80-77 in overtime on Sunday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
November 03, 2002 | Women's Soccer
Heather Sorgatz's goal with just 41 seconds left lifted Loyola to a 2-1 victory over Valparaiso on Senior Day at Eastgate Field on Sunday afternoon.
November 03, 2002 | Men's Basketball
Raitis Grafs led four Crusaders in double-figures with 17 points and Joaquim Gomes recorded a double-double as Valpo defeated International Select 73-62 in an exhibition game.

November 03, 2002 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso's hopes of sharing the Mid-Continent Conference men's soccer title were dashed on Sunday afternoon as the Crusaders fell to Western Illinois 2-1 in Macomb, Ill.
November 02, 2002 | Women's Swimming & Diving
The Valparaiso women earned a second place finish at the Eastern Illinois Invitational on Friday and Saturday.
November 02, 2002 | Women's Cross Country
Valparaiso University's Rachel Nelson (Lee's Summit, Mo./Lee's Summit H.S.) and Amy Mikel (Lemont, Ill./Fenwick, H.S.) each earned Second Team All Mid-Continent Conference honors at the 2002 Mid-Continent Conference Cross Country Championships on Saturday morning.
November 02, 2002 | Men's Cross Country
The Valparaiso University men's cross country team finished sixth at Mid-Continent Conference Cross Country Championships held on a cool, sunny Saturday morning in Indianapolis, Ind.
November 02, 2002 | Men's Swimming & Diving
The Valparaiso University men's swim team finished in third place at the Eastern Illinois Invitational on Friday and Saturday.
November 02, 2002 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso volleyball team defeated first place Oral Roberts 30-22, 25-30, 30-25, 35-33 in front of more than 800 fans at a loud Athletics-Recreation Center on Saturday night.
November 02, 2002 | Football
Dale Jennings rushed for two touchdowns and caught another as Butler defeated Valpo 52-22 in the final Pioneer Football League game of the season for both teams.

November 02, 2002 | Women's Cross Country
The Valparaiso University women's cross country team finished in a fourth place tie at the Mid-Continent Conference Cross Country Championships held in Indianapolis, Ind. on Saturday morning.
November 01, 2002 | Women's Soccer
The Valparaiso University women's soccer team lost a 4-1 match to Wisconsin-Milwaukee on a cold night in Milwaukee, Wis. Friday evening.
November 01, 2002 | Volleyball
Valparaiso revenged an earlier loss to UMKC by sweeping the Kangaroos 30-23, 31-29, 30-17 on Friday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
October 31, 2002 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso University women's basketball team will tip-off its 2002-2003 season on Sunday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center with an exhibition game against the Reebok Lady Stars.
October 31, 2002 | Men's Track & Field
Valparaiso University track and field coach Tyler Wingard has released his 2002-2003 indoor and outdoor track and field schedules.
October 31, 2002 | Women's Track & Field
Valparaiso University track and field coach Tyler Wingard has released his 2002-2003 indoor and outdoor track and field schedules.
October 31, 2002 | Softball
The Valparaiso University softball team will play over 50 games this spring as head coach Jerry Stieger has released his 2003 schedule.
October 30, 2002 | Men's Basketball
The Scott Drew Era begins Sunday when the Valparaiso University men's basketball team hosts International Select in an exhibition game. Tipoff is 4:30 p.m. in the ARC.

October 29, 2002 | Football
Valpo will begin a three-game homestand by hosting Butler Saturday at 1 p.m. on Parents' Day.
October 29, 2002 | Volleyball
Valparaiso needed five grueling games to defeat IPFW 30-18, 28-30, 30-24, 22-30, 15-10 at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Tuesday evening.
October 29, 2002 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso University head men's tennis coach Jim Daugherty has released his 2003 spring schedule.
October 28, 2002 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso University freshman goalkeeper Jeff Oleck (Indianapolis, Ind./Cathedral H.S.) has been named Mid-Continent Conference Defensive Player of the Week for the second time this season.
October 27, 2002 | Women's Soccer
The Valparaiso women's soccer team dropped its fourth match in its last five outings on Sunday afternoon, falling to Butler 3-0 at Eastgate Field.
October 27, 2002 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso volleyball team dropped a four game match to Eastern Michigan on Sunday afternoon 30-24, 22-30, 30-17, 30-25 in Ypsilanti, Mich.
October 26, 2002 | Volleyball
After digging themselves in a hole trailing by two games, the Valparaiso volleyball team rebounded to post a 3-2 victory over Oakland on Saturday evening in Rochester, Mich.
October 26, 2002 | Football
David Macchi broke Valpo's single-season passing record, but San Diego defeated the Crusaders 59-27 in a Pioneer Football League game.

October 26, 2002 | Men's Soccer
The top two teams in the Mid-Continent Conference battled for 110 minutes, but neither team was able to find the back of the net as Valparaiso and Oakland played to a 0-0 tie on Saturday afternoon in Rochester, Mich.
October 26, 2002 | Men's Swimming & Diving
The Valparaiso men finished in sixth place at the Indiana Intercollegiate Championships on Saturday afternoon at Purdue.
October 26, 2002 | Women's Swimming & Diving
The Valparaiso women's swim team finished sixth at the Indiana Intercollegiates on Saturday afternoon in West Lafayette, Ind.
October 25, 2002 | Men's Swimming & Diving
The Valparaiso University men's swimming and diving team dropped a double-dual meet on Friday evening, falling to IUPUI and St. Louis in Indianapolis.
October 25, 2002 | Women's Soccer
Two goals in the first ten minutes of the match was more than enough for DePaul as the Blue Demons defeated Valparaiso 3-1 on a cold, rainy Friday afternoon at Eastgate Field.
October 25, 2002 | Women's Swimming & Diving
The Valparaiso women's swimming and diving team dropped their first dual meets of the season on Friday night, falling to IUPUI and St. Louis in Indianapolis.
October 24, 2002 | Football
Valpo will conclude the road portion of its schedule on Saturday night when it faces San Diego in a Pioneer Football League game.
October 21, 2002 | Volleyball
Valparaiso University's Elisa Malthaner (Brighton, Mich./Brighton H.S.) was named Mid-Continent Conference Co-Player of the Week after leading the Crusaders to a pair of victories last week.
October 21, 2002 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso University's Lori Moore (Dyer, Ind./Lake Central H.S.) and Kristen Templin (Madison, Wis./Middleton H.S.) were named the Mid-Continent Conference's Women's Soccer Players of the Week.
October 20, 2002 | Women's Soccer
Lori Moore (Dyer, Ind./Lake Central H.S.) scored twice as Valparaiso defeated Oakland for the first time in school history, 2-1 on Sunday afternoon in Rochester, Mich.
October 19, 2002 | Football
Valpo's David Macchi passed for 305 yards and three touchdowns, but Davidson defeated the Crusaders 49-32.
October 19, 2002 | Men's Cross Country
The Valparaiso men's cross country team split in half on Saturday afternoon in the Crusaders final tune-up for the Mid-Continent Conference Championships.
October 19, 2002 | Women's Cross Country
The Valparaiso women's cross country team finished in 19th place at the Pre-NCAA Meet in Terre Haute, Ind. on Saturday afternoon, while also placing 29th at the Wisconsin-Parkside Invitational in Kenosha, Wis.
October 18, 2002 | Volleyball
Elissa Malthaner (Brighton, Mich./Brighton H.S.) and Cyndi Norman (Minooka, Ill./Minooka H.S.) each had career evenings as Valparaiso defeated Oakland 29-31, 30-18, 30-14, 30-18 on Friday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
October 18, 2002 | Men's Soccer
Centenary, which will begin Mid-Continent Conference play next season, handed Valparaiso a 5-2 loss on a cold, rainy, windy afternoon at Eastgate Field on Friday afternoon.
October 18, 2002 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso dropped its second straight match on Friday afternoon in Bowling Green, Ohio, falling to the host Falcons 3-0.
October 16, 2002 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso University women's tennis player Christina Scala was named the Mid-Continent Conference Athlete of the Week following her undefeated weekend.
October 15, 2002 | Football
On Saturday, Valpo concludes a two-game home stretch by hosting Davidson at noon in a non-conference contest.
October 15, 2002 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso University volleyball team snapped a 17-match losing skid against Butler, defeating the Bulldogs 30-26, 30-22, 30-25 on Tuesday evening at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
October 14, 2002 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso University senior Ben Olson (Oregon, Wis./Oregon H.S.) has been named Mid-Continent Conference Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week following his scoring outburst over the weekend for the Crusaders.
October 14, 2002 | Men's Tennis
A team comprised of Valparaiso University alumni tennis players defeated the men's tennis team 6-5 on Saturday afternoon in a bragging rights battle.
October 13, 2002 | Men's Soccer
Despite playing a man down most of the second half and overtime, Valparaiso rallied from a two-goal deficit to defeat Loyola 3-2 in overtime on Sunday afternoon in Chicago.
October 13, 2002 | Women's Soccer
Oral Roberts scored a pair of goals late in the first half on its way to a 2-0 shutout of Valparaiso on a cool Sunday afternoon at Eastgate Field.
October 12, 2002 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso swept every match from Oakland on Saturday morning at Brown Courts to record a 7-0 non-conference victory over the Golden Grizzlies.
October 12, 2002 | Football
Ben Winters caught three touchdown passes as Dayton defeated Valpo 52-3 in the Crusaders' Homecoming game.
October 12, 2002 | Volleyball
Valparaiso hit .361 for the match on its way to a three game victory over Chicago State on Saturday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Homecoming weekend.
October 11, 2002 | Men's Soccer
Three straight goals in the middle of the match propelled Valparaiso to a 3-2 victory over UMKC on Friday afternoon in Kansas City, Mo.
October 11, 2002 | Women's Soccer
Allison Swanson's (Naperville, Ill./Neuqua Valley H.S.) first collegiate goal kept Valparaiso unbeaten in the Mid-Continent Conference following a 1-0 victory over Southern Utah on Friday afternoon at Eastgate Field.
October 11, 2002 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso won a pair of matches over conference foes on Friday afternoon in Chicago, defeating Chicago State and UMKC by 7-0 scores.
October 11, 2002 | Volleyball
After dominating the opening game of the match, Valparaiso's hitting struggled the rest of the way, but the Crusaders pulled out a 3-1 victory over Western Illinois on Friday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
October 09, 2002 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso University junior Jeff Vrabel has been named Mid-Continent Conference Men's Tennis Athlete of the Week after helping the Crusaders to a 3-1 record over the weekend.
October 08, 2002 | Football
Fresh off a record-setting passing performance, Valpo will host Dayton on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Homecoming Game.
October 08, 2002 | Volleyball
Missing two starters due to illness, Valparaiso dropped a three-game match to Loyola 30-22, 32-30, 30-21 on Tuesday evening in Chicago, Ill.
October 07, 2002 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso swept every match from Olivet Nazarene on Monday afternoon at Brown Courts to record a 9-0 victory over the Tigers.
October 07, 2002 | Football
Quarterback David Macchi, who broke Valpo's single-game passing record for the second straight week, was selected as the Pioneer Football League Offensive Player of the Week.
October 07, 2002 | Women's Tennis
The Valparaiso tennis team has added a pair of matches for this weekend.
October 06, 2002 | Men's Tennis
The Valparaiso men's tennis team concluded their fall slate with a 5-2 victory at home against Lake Superior on Sunday afternoon.
October 06, 2002 | Women's Soccer
Audra Frericks goal and two assists for Eastern Illinois helped lead the Panthers to a 4-1 victory over Valparaiso on Sunday afternoon in Charleston, Ill.
October 06, 2002 | Men's Soccer
Nick Pantazi scored twice in the first half to lead Butler past Valparaiso 2-0 Sunday afternoon in Indianapolis, Ind.
October 06, 2002 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso swept the six single matches and also won two doubles matches on the way to defeating Lake Superior 8-1 on Sunday afternoon.
October 05, 2002 | Volleyball
Valparaiso dropped its second straight Mid-Continent Conference match on Saturday evening, falling to UMKC 3-0 in Kansas City, Mo.
October 05, 2002 | Football
Valpo's David Macchi threw for a single-game, school-record 446 yards and four touchdowns, but Drake defeated the Crusaders 52-35 in the Pioneer Football League opener.
October 05, 2002 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso recorded a pair of home men's tennis victories on Saturday defeating both Cleveland State and Youngstown State.
October 05, 2002 | Women's Cross Country
Five Valparaiso cross country members that did not compete at the Notre Dame Invitational on Friday raced at the Loyola Lakefront Invitational on Saturday afternoon in Chicago.
October 05, 2002 | Men's Cross Country
With half of the team having competed on Friday afternoon at the Notre Dame Invitational, the rest of the Valpariaso men's cross country team headed to Chicago on Saturday for the Loyola Lakefront Invitational.
October 04, 2002 | Men's Swimming & Diving
The Valparaiso University men's swimming and diving team opened their 2002-2003 season on Friday evening competing at the Notre Dame Relays.
October 04, 2002 | Men's Soccer
Two first half goals propelled Oral Roberts to a 2-1 victory over Valparaiso on Friday afternoon at Eastgate Field.
October 04, 2002 | Women's Cross Country
Battling heavy winds and rain, the Valparaiso women's cross country team finished in fifth place at the Notre Dame Invitational on Friday afternoon.
October 04, 2002 | Men's Tennis
The Valparaiso men's tennis team was swept by Wisconsin-Green Bay 7-0 on Friday afternoon at Matchpoint Tennis Center.
October 04, 2002 | Women's Soccer
Lori Moore (Dyer, Ind./Lake Central H.S.) and Emily King (Colona, Ill./United Township H.S.) each scored first half goals as Valparaiso defeated Western Illinois 2-1 on Friday afternoon in Macomb, Ill.
October 04, 2002 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso volleyball team dropped a four-game match to Oral Roberts Friday evening 32-30, 26-30, 30-27, 30-17 in Tulsa, Okla.
October 04, 2002 | Men's Cross Country
The Valparaiso men's cross country team finished 11th at the Notre Dame Invitational on Friday afternoon. The Crusaders finished with 309 points, while Hillsdale was the meet champion.
October 04, 2002 | Women's Swimming & Diving
The Valparaiso University women's swimming and diving team opened their 2002-2003 season on Friday evening competing at the Notre Dame Relays.
October 03, 2002 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso University's Mara Sonkin (Wheaton, Ill./Warrenville South H.S.) has been named Mid-Continent Conference Women's Tennis Player of the Week.
October 02, 2002 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso University will celebrate the beginning of men's and women's basketball practice with "Midnight Mayhem" on Fri., Oct. 11 at 11 p.m. in the Athletics-Recreation Center arena.
October 02, 2002 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University will celebrate the beginning of men's and women's basketball practice with "Midnight Mayhem" on Fri., Oct. 11 at 11 p.m. in the Athletics-Recreation Center arena.
October 01, 2002 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball team struggled in its final fall tournament, dropping all four games at the IUPUI Tournament over the weekend.
October 01, 2002 | Football
A new season begins on Saturday at 1 p.m. as Valpo travels to Drake for the Pioneer Football League opener for both teams.
September 30, 2002 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso University freshman Nate Hyde (South Bend, Ind./Clay H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Defensive Player of the Week after helping the Crusaders shutout IUPUI in their conference opener.
September 30, 2002 | Men's Tennis
The men's tennis team struggled to post positive results against some of the top competition in the region over the weekend as it competed at the Ball State Fall Invitational.
September 30, 2002 | Men's Track & Field
USA Track & Field has awarded a Level I Coaching Education School to Valparaiso University November 29th through December 1st. Head track and field coach Tyler Wingard will lead the school.
September 30, 2002 | Women's Track & Field
USA Track & Field has awarded a Level I Coaching Education School to Valparaiso University November 29th through December 1st. Head track and field coach Tyler Wingard will lead the school.
September 30, 2002 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso University junior Courtney Budd (Cincinnati, Ohio/Lakota West H.S.) was named the Mid-Continent Conference Defensive Player of the Week after helping the Crusaders shutout IUPUI on Sunday in their conference opener.
September 29, 2002 | Women's Soccer
Emily King (Colona, Ill./United Township H.S.) scored her first collegiate goal, and Lori Moore (Dyer, Ind./Lake Central H.S.) scored twice to move into second place all-time in Mid-Continent Conference history for goals scored as Valparaiso shutout IUPUI 3-0 in their conference opener on Sunday afternoon at Eastgate Field.
September 28, 2002 | Volleyball
Valparaiso rallied from a two games to one deficit, and trailed 22-16 in game four before coming back to defeat IUPUI 30-18, 24-30, 31-33, 32-30, 15-13 in the Mid-Continent Conference opener for both teams on Saturday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
September 28, 2002 | Football
David Macchi passed for a single-game school-record 434 yards, but Valpo lost to Saint Joseph's 54-43.
September 27, 2002 | Women's Soccer
Two goals in the first 11 minutes proved to be more than enough as Indiana State defeated Valparaiso 3-1 on Friday afternoon in Terre Haute, Ind.
September 27, 2002 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso scored once each half on its way to a 2-0 shutout of IUPUI on Friday afternoon at Eastgate Field in the Mid-Continent Conference opener for both schools.
September 24, 2002 | Volleyball
Valparaiso saw its five-match winning streak come to an end on Tuesday evening, falling to Illinois-Chicago three games to one (23-30, 30-20, 30-27, 30-27) in the Windy City.
September 24, 2002 | Football
On Saturday, Valpo and Saint Joseph's renew their hotly-contested geographic rivalry in Rensselaer, Ind. The game, which will kick off at noon, will be the 59th in the all-time series.
September 23, 2002 | Men's Tennis
Competing in singles for the first time as a collegian, freshman Nathan Gordon (Plymouth, Ind./Plymouth H.S.) was victorious in the D flight at the Eastern Illinois Invitational on Friday and Saturday, while other Crusaders advanced to the semi-finals in other flights.
September 23, 2002 | Volleyball
Valparaiso University junior Cyndi Norman (Minooka, Ill./Minooka H.S.) was named the Mid-Continent Conference Player of the Week after leading the Crusaders to the championship in the Crusader Classic.
September 23, 2002 | Softball
The softball team opened its fall season over the weekend finishing with a 2-3 record at the NIC Invitational held in Moline, Ill.
September 23, 2002 | Women's Cross Country
The Valparaiso women's cross country team finished fourth at the Indiana Intercollegiate Championships on Friday afternoon in Bloomington, Ind.
September 23, 2002 | Men's Cross Country
The Valparaiso University men's cross country team finished in fifth place among division one teams in the Indiana Intercollegiate Championships on a rainy, sloppy course in Bloomington, Ind. on Friday.
September 22, 2002 | Women's Soccer
The women's soccer team got their first win of the season Sunday afternoon when they defeated Northern Iowa 3-0.
September 22, 2002 | Men's Soccer
The men's soccer team lost to Detroit 2-1 Sunday afternooon.
September 21, 2002 | Football
Derek Lee caught 73, 38 and 33-yard touchdown passes from Robert Craft as Tennessee Tech defeated Valpo 62-10.
September 21, 2002 | Volleyball
Valpo defeated Jacksonville (15-30, 30-25, 30-24, 30-19) Saturday morning and remains unbeaten in the Crusader Classic.
September 21, 2002 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso University volleyball team beat Fairfield University (32-30, 30-22, 30-28) Saturday night to win the Crusader Classic Tournament.
September 20, 2002 | Women's Soccer
The Valparaiso University Women's Soccer team fell to Drake University 0-2 Friday afternoon.
September 20, 2002 | Volleyball
In a match that lasted almost two and a half hours, Valpo held on Friday night to defeat Northeastern (25-30, 30-19, 30-26, 28-30, 18-16) on the first night of the Crusader Classic.
September 19, 2002 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso University men's basketball staff will conduct a Fall Coaches Clinic on Sat., Oct. 5 in Valpo's Athletics-Recreation Center.
September 19, 2002 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso University's Homer & Scott Drew will conduct a Father/Son Basketball Camp on Sat., Oct. 5 between 2-4 p.m. at Valpo's Athletics-Recreation Center. The camp is for boys in kindergarten-8th grade.
September 18, 2002 | Women's Basketball
Not only did the Valparaiso University's women's basketball team have success on the court in 2001-2002, the Crusaders also excelled in the classroom, ranking fifth in the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) NCAA Division I Honor Roll that was released.
September 17, 2002 | Football
Following two straight home games to begin the 2002 campaign, Valpo (0-2) hits the road to play Tennessee Tech (1-2) on Saturday at noon.
September 16, 2002 | Volleyball
Valparaiso University junior Michelle Robinson (Bloomington, Ill./Normal H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Volleyball Player of the Week.
September 16, 2002 | Volleyball
Valparaiso completed its four-match trip to the East Coast on Monday evening by sweeping UMBC 32-30, 30-19, 33-31 in Baltimore, Md.
September 16, 2002 | Women's Tennis
The Valparaiso women's tennis team opened its season on Saturday and Sunday at the Sycamore Invitational in Terre Haute, Ind. competing in a flighted tournament without team scores.
September 15, 2002 | Men's Soccer
Xavier scored twice in the final 18 minutes of the match to defeat Valparaiso 2-0 Sunday afternoon at Eastgate Field.
September 14, 2002 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso University volleyball team split a pair of matches on Saturday at the Georgetown Classic. The Crusaders dropped the morning match to the host Hoyas in five games, while rebounding to defeat Long Island in the evening three games to one.
September 14, 2002 | Football
Campbellsville broke open a close game with 28 fourth-quarter points and went on to defeat Valpo 57-28. The Crusaders (0-2) did receive productive games from quarterback David Macchi and wide receiver Rob Giancola.
September 14, 2002 | Men's Tennis
The Valparaiso men's tennis team opened the season Friday and Saturday competing in an unscored invitational at Bradley University.
September 13, 2002 | Women's Soccer
A goal with 1:24 remaining in regulation helped IPFW forge a 2-2 tie with Valparaiso on Friday evening in Fort Wayne, Ind.
September 13, 2002 | Men's Soccer
Ben Olson's (Oregon, Wis./Oregon H.S.) goal with 8:38 remaining lifted Valparaiso to a 2-1 upset victory over 22nd ranked Wisconsin on Friday evening at Thomas Jefferson Middle School in Valparaiso.
September 13, 2002 | Volleyball
Valparaiso used 22 kills and 22 digs from Michelle Robinson (Bloomington, Ill./Normal H.S.) on its way to a 3-1 victory over Penn at the Georgetown Classic.
September 13, 2002 | Men's Basketball
Tickets for Valparaiso University's men's basketball game against Notre Dame on Jan. 4 at the United Center in Chicago will be on sale beginning Monday, Sept. 16 at the Valpo Athletic Ticket Office.
September 11, 2002 | Women's Cross Country
Valparaiso University junior cross country runner Elizabeth Whiting (Parma, Mich./Western H.S.) has been named Mid-Continent Conference Athlete of the Week after an impressive opening meet.
September 10, 2002 | Football
After receiving a 300-yard passing performance from David Macchi in his first start, Valpo (0-1) will host Campbellsville (0-1) on Saturday at noon.
September 10, 2002 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso University volleyball team dropped its home opener on Tuesday evening in three straight games to Notre Dame by scores of 30-22, 30-24, 30-18.
September 09, 2002 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso University freshman goalkeeper Jeff Oleck (Indianapolis, Ind./Cathedral H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Defensive Player of the Week after posting a pair of shutouts over the weekend.
September 08, 2002 | Women's Soccer
The University of Pacific scored twice in the first ten minutes of the match, then two more times in the first two minutes of the second half on the way to a 5-0 victory over Valparaiso on Sunday afternoon at the Cal Poly Tournament in San Luis Obispo, Calif.
September 08, 2002 | Men's Soccer
After 110 minutes in 90 degree heat, neither Valparaiso nor Evansville was able to find the back of the net on Sunday afternoon as the match ended in a 0-0 double-overtime tie at Eastgate Field.
September 07, 2002 | Volleyball
Valparaiso recorded their first volleyball victory of the season on Saturday morning, downing Austin Peay in three straight games, 30-16, 30-18, 30-17 in Milwaukee, Wis.
September 07, 2002 | Football
David Macchi, playing in his first game for Valpo, passed for 300 yards in a 27-17 loss to Morehead State in the Crusaders' season opener.
September 07, 2002 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso volleyball team won its second straight match on Saturday evening, defeating Lehigh three games to one at the Marquette Challenge in Milwaukee, Wis.
September 06, 2002 | Women's Soccer
Three goals covering a span of 7:15 over both halves proved more than enough as Cal Poly downed Valparaiso 4-0 on Friday evening in San Luis Obispo, Calif.
September 06, 2002 | Men's Cross Country
Dennis Kabara (Chuka, Kenya/Mero H.S.) and Doug Brown (Lima, Ohio/Allen East H.S.) finished third and fourth respectively to lead Valparaiso to a second place finish in the Crusader Invitational on Friday afternoon at Sunset Hills Farm.
September 06, 2002 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso scored a goal in the final minute of each half as the Crusaders downed Northwestern 2-0 on Friday afternoon in Evanston, Ill. to record their first victory in 2002.
September 06, 2002 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso volleyball team dropped their season opener Friday night 3-1 at Marquette.
September 06, 2002 | Women's Cross Country
Valparaiso University junior Elizabeth Whiting (Parma, Mich./Western H.S.) won the Crusader Invitational on Friday afternoon, completing the six-kilometer course in 22:54 to lead the Crusaders to a second place finish in their season opener.
September 05, 2002 | Men's Basketball
Valpo's Joaquim "Kikas" Gomes, a starter on Angola's National Team, has turned in some impressive performances at the World Basketball Championships in Indianapolis. The 6'9" junior forward has averaged 12.7 points and 6.3 rebounds per game in six contests.
September 04, 2002 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso University men's and women's basketball season tickets are now on sale at the Valpo Athletic Ticket Office in the Athletics-Recreation Center. The ticket package includes 16 men's games, including the Jan. 4 game against Notre Dame at the United Center in Chicago, and 14 women's games.
September 04, 2002 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University men's and women's basketball season tickets are now on sale at the Valpo Athletic Ticket Office in the Athletics-Recreation Center. The ticket package includes 16 men's games, including the Jan. 4 game against Notre Dame at the United Center in Chicago, and 14 women's games.
September 03, 2002 | Football
On Saturday, Valpo begins its 82nd season by hosting Morehead State at noon. The Crusaders open the campaign with two home games and have seven home contests overall.
September 01, 2002 | Women's Soccer
The University of Toledo scored three times the final eight minutes to break open a close match and down Valparaiso 5-1 in the season opener on Sunday afternoon at Eastgate Field.
September 01, 2002 | Men's Soccer
Air Force used four second half goals to break a halftime tie on its way to a 5-1 victory over Valparaiso on Sunday afternoon at Cadet Soccer Stadium.
August 30, 2002 | Men's Soccer
Denver scored three times in less than seven minutes early in the second half on its was to defeating Valparaiso 4-2 on Friday afternoon in the first round of the Falcon Invitational at the Air Force Academy.
August 30, 2002 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso University volleyball team will have a new look as the 2002 season unfolds. Carin Zielinski-Avery has taken over as the program's new head coach after serving as an assistant for the past two seasons.
August 30, 2002 | Men's Soccer
As the Valparaiso Crusaders kick-off the 2002 season, the program will celebrate their 20th anniversary as a varsity sport.
August 30, 2002 | Women's Soccer
After recording the first winning season in Valparaiso University women's soccer history and finishing in second place in the Mid-Continent Conference, confidence is high with the Crusaders.
August 29, 2002 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso University head men's basketball coach Scott Drew announced the addition of Matthew Bowen as an assistant coach.
August 25, 2002 | Women's Soccer
Becky Maynard scored with less than two minutes to play as Valparaiso rallied from a halftime deficit to defeat DePauw 2-1 on Sunday afternoon at Eastgate Field in the Crusaders final scrimmage of the preseason.
August 25, 2002 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso erupted for six goals, four in the second half, as the Crusaders defeated Oakton 6-0 on Sunday afternoon at Eastgate Field in their final scrimmage of the preseason.
August 23, 2002 | Men's Soccer
The Valparaiso University men's soccer team scored twice in the first half on its way to posting a 3-1 victory over Springfield College (Ill.) in its second scrimmage of the preseason, Friday evening at Eastgate Field.
August 21, 2002 | Women's Soccer
The Valparaiso University women's soccer team opened its 2002 preseason schedule with a 1-1 draw against Indiana on Wednesday evening in Bloomington, Ind.
August 21, 2002 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso University's men's soccer team opened its preseason with a 1-1 tie at Eastgate Field on Wednesday afternoon against Bethel.
August 13, 2002 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso University men's basketball team will play at the University of Cincinnati on Dec. 2
August 12, 2002 | Football
The Valparaiso University football team will hold its annual Brown & Gold scrimmage on Saturday, Aug. 24 at Brown Field.
August 01, 2002 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso University will host Notre Dame in men's basketball at Chicago's United Center on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003.
July 24, 2002 | Softball
Valparaiso University's head softball coach Jerry Stieger has announced that he has added Amy Govert to his staff as an assistant coach.
July 22, 2002 | Women's Basketball
Valpo holds eighth annual Fall Coaches' Clinic September 13-14.
July 22, 2002 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Weidner was named the 2001-2002 Mid-Continent Conference Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
June 28, 2002 | Volleyball
Citing personal reasons, Becky Madden has resigned as the Valparaiso University head volleyball coach. Carin Zielinski-Avery will take over the Crusaders program effective July 1.
June 12, 2002 | Football
Valparaiso University head football coach Tom Horne announced the addition of 55 recruits for the 2002 season.
April 30, 2002 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso University head men's soccer coach Mis' Mrak has announced his 2002 schedule which will feature three matches against Big Ten schools.
April 29, 2002 | Women's Soccer
The Valparaiso University women's soccer team has announced its 2002 schedule and will play nine of its matches at Eastgate Field this fall.
April 24, 2002 | Men's Cross Country
The 2002 Valparaiso University men's and women's cross country schedule is set and has been released by head coach Mike Straubel.
April 24, 2002 | Women's Cross Country
The 2002 Valparaiso University men's and women's cross country schedule is set and has been released by head coach Mike Straubel.
April 24, 2002 | Volleyball
Valparaiso University volleyball coach Becky Madden has announced her 2002 volleyball schedule.
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
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
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
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 12th/15 (314)
Baseball Kalamazoo 3 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21 Valpo 10
Baseball Ohio Northern 2 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22 Valpo 1
Softball Valpo 3 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 1
Softball Valpo 5 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 4
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. #21/21 Notre Dame
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. UIC
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
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
W 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
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
M 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
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 2, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 3, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 1:00 p.m. Green Bay
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 3:00 p.m. Green Bay