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January 23, 2003
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.
November 18, 2002
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 15, 2002
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 14, 2002
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 05, 2002
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 03, 2002
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.
October 28, 2002
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 26, 2002
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 18, 2002
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 14, 2002
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 13, 2002
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 11, 2002
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 06, 2002
Nick Pantazi scored twice in the first half to lead Butler past Valparaiso 2-0 Sunday afternoon in Indianapolis, Ind.
October 04, 2002
Two first half goals propelled Oral Roberts to a 2-1 victory over Valparaiso on Friday afternoon at Eastgate Field.
September 30, 2002
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 27, 2002
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 22, 2002
The men's soccer team lost to Detroit 2-1 Sunday afternooon.
September 15, 2002
Xavier scored twice in the final 18 minutes of the match to defeat Valparaiso 2-0 Sunday afternoon at Eastgate Field.
September 13, 2002
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 09, 2002
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
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 06, 2002
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 01, 2002
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
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
As the Valparaiso Crusaders kick-off the 2002 season, the program will celebrate their 20th anniversary as a varsity sport.
August 25, 2002
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
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
Valparaiso University's men's soccer team opened its preseason with a 1-1 tie at Eastgate Field on Wednesday afternoon against Bethel.
April 30, 2002
Valparaiso University head men's soccer coach Mis' Mrak has announced his 2002 schedule which will feature three matches against Big Ten schools.
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 2 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24 #21/21 Notre Dame 7
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
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
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Chicago State Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Indiana (resumption of suspended game)
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana
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
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Green Bay
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Valpo