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August 04, 2004 | Softball
Valparaiso University head softball coach Randy Schneider has added two more signees to his 2004 recruiting class. Joining the Crusaders in the fall will be Stacy Adamski and Carly Rossner.
June 16, 2004 | Softball
Valparaiso University will hold several summer softball clinics during the summer of 2004 at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.
June 04, 2004 | Football
Valparaiso University, the defending Pioneer Football League Champions, will play five home games during its 11-game 2004 Schedule.
June 03, 2004 | Women's Track & Field
Valparaiso University junior Amanda Meyer (Somerset, Wis./Somerset H.S.) has been named to the College of Sports Information Directors (CoSIDA) Academic All-District V First Team.
June 03, 2004 | Football
Valparaiso University head football coach Tom Horne announced the addition of 37 recruits for the 2004 season.
June 03, 2004 | Men's Track & Field
Valparaiso University's Adam Wierciak (Ottawa, Ill./Marquette H.S.) has been named to the College of Sports Information Directors (CoSIDA) Academic All-District V First Team for track and field.
May 26, 2004 | Baseball
Valparaiso University pitcher Tom Starck was named First Team All-Mid-Continent Conference for the second straight season.
May 24, 2004 | Men's Track & Field
Valparaiso University head track and field coach Tyler Wingard has been selected to assist in conducting the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field YES Clinic to be held in Austin, Texas on June 12.
May 24, 2004 | Women's Track & Field
Valparaiso University head track and field coach Tyler Wingard has been selected to assist in conducting the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field YES Clinic to be held in Austin, Texas on June 12.
May 21, 2004 | Men's Track & Field
Valparaiso University's Todd Goodrick (Rochester, Mich./Rochester H.S.) and Bryan Bell (Bellevue, Neb./Bellevue East H.S.) concluded the 2004 outdoor season on Thursday and Friday throwing at the North Central College Invitational.
May 21, 2004 | Women's Track & Field
Rachel Nelson (Lee's Summit, Mo./Lee's Summit H.S.) just missed turning in a school record in the 800m as the 2004 track and field season came to a close on Friday at the North Central College Invitational.
May 21, 2004 | Baseball
Eric Brauer tossed a complete-game, three-hit victory in the second game and Tom Starck and Adam Knobel combined for a victory in the first game as Valpo swept a doubleheader from Chicago State by scores of 5-2 and 8-3.
May 21, 2004 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso University men's basketball coach Homer Drew announced that Oumar Sylla has been granted a release from his commitment to the University and the basketball program.
May 19, 2004 | Baseball
Matt Gillikin, Glendon Seal, Adam Paetznick and Adam Knobel held Youngstown State scoreless in eight of the nine innings as Valpo defeated the Penguins 3-1.
May 18, 2004 | Baseball
Valpo's scheduled game Tuesday against UIC was cancelled due to rain. Information on a possible make-up date will be provided over the weekend.

May 17, 2004 | Softball
Valparaiso University had four players named to the Mid-Continent Conference Softball All-Tournament Team following the league championships held this past weekend.
May 17, 2004 | Men's Track & Field
Valparaiso University had three representatives named to the All Mid-Continent Conference Team for Men's Outdoor Track and Field following the completion of the league championships held last weekend.
May 17, 2004 | Women's Track & Field
Valparaiso University junior Jessica Cherrington (Roseburg, Ore./Umpqua Valley Christian H.S.) was named to the All Mid-Continent Conference Team following the Mid-Con Outdoor Track and Field Championships held last weekend.
May 15, 2004 | Softball
For the second time on Saturday Mid-Continent Conference Pitcher of the Year Cheyenne Davies proved to be too much for Valparaiso as Centenary defeated the Crusaders 4-0 to win the Mid-Continent Conference Softball Tournament held in Macomb, Ill.
May 15, 2004 | Women's Track & Field
The Valparaiso University women's track and field team concluded the Mid-Continent Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday with a fourth place finish in Cedar City, Utah.
May 15, 2004 | Baseball
Keith Keslinke had two hits and two RBIs, and Kevin Kutansky added three hits and an RBI as Valpo defeated Western Illinois 5-4 in the second game of a doubleheader. The Leathernecks won the first game 3-2.
May 15, 2004 | Softball
Valparaiso defeated Western Illinois 8-2 on Saturday afternoon at the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament in Macomb, Ill. to advance to the championship round and face Centenary in a rematch of the opening game of the day.
May 15, 2004 | Softball
Valparaiso University came up on the short end of a 1-0 pitcher's dual on Saturday morning in the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament held in Macomb, Ill.
May 15, 2004 | Men's Track & Field
Valparaiso University's men's track and field team finished in fourth place at the Mid-Continent Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships, which concluded on Saturday in Cedar City, Utah.
May 14, 2004 | Softball
Valparaiso recorded its first Mid-Continent Conference Tournament victory in school history on Friday afternoon, defeating regular season champion Southern Utah 3-1 in the first round held in Macomb, Ill.
May 14, 2004 | Women's Track & Field
Holly Hagen (Hobart, Ind./Hobart H.S.) posted a new school record for Valparaiso University on Friday afternoon as the Crusaders concluded day two of the Mid-Continent Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships held in Cedar City, Utah.
May 14, 2004 | Baseball
Valpo and Western Illinois played two close games, but the Leathernecks swept a Mid-Continent Conference doubleheader from the Crusaders by scores of 4-2 and 8-7.
May 14, 2004 | Men's Track & Field
Valparaiso University will enter the final day of the Mid-Continent Conference Track and Field Championships in third place after totally 33.5 points through Friday's competition in Cedar City, Utah.
May 13, 2004 | Women's Track & Field
Valparaiso scored in each of the three events in which finals were contested on Thursday, and is currently in fourth place after the first of three days at the Mid-Continent Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships held in Cedar City, Utah.
May 13, 2004 | Baseball
Valparaiso University head baseball coach Paul Twenge announced that John Giusti III of Coventry, R.I./HS has signed a national letter of intent to attend VU and play baseball.
May 13, 2004 | Men's Track & Field
Valparaiso University's Bryan Bell (Bellevue, Neb./Bellevue East H.S.) set a new school record in the hammer throw on the opening day of the Mid-Continent Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships held in Cedar City, Utah.
May 13, 2004 | Softball
Valparaiso University softball players Karen Constien (Carol Stream, Ill./Glenbard North H.S.) and Monica Rowan (Evergreen Park, Ill./Evergreen Park H.S.) have each been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District V First Team the organization announced today.
May 13, 2004 | Softball
Valparaiso University catcher Karen Constien (Carol Stream, Ill./Glenbard North H.S.) has been named to the Mid-Continent Conference First Team the league announced tonight.
May 11, 2004 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso University Director of Athletics Bill Steinbrecher has announced that Bryan Morrison has been named the new swimming and diving coach for the Crusaders. He will also serve Valpo as an assistant professor in physical education.
May 11, 2004 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso University Director of Athletics Bill Steinbrecher has announced that Bryan Morrison has been named the new swimming and diving coach for the Crusaders. He will also serve Valpo as an assistant professor in physical education.
May 11, 2004 | Baseball
Eddie Hannan's RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth tied the game at 5-5, but Northern Illinois pushed a run across in the top of the 10th and defeated Valpo 6-5 at the U.S. Steel Yard.
May 10, 2004 | Softball
Valparaiso University's softball team will face Southern Utah on Friday morning beginning at 10 a.m. in the first round of the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament held in Macomb, Ill.
May 10, 2004 | Baseball
The Valparaiso University baseball team will play Northern Illinois on Tuesday night at U.S. Steel Yard in Gary. The 9-inning game begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale at the VU Athletic Ticket Office and at the U.S. Steel Yard. Adult tickets are $5 and student (including VU students) tickets are $3. For more information, call the VU Athletic Ticket Office at (219) 464-5233.
May 08, 2004 | Softball
KarenMarie Pena limited Valparaiso to just six hits over two games as Western Illinois swept a Mid-Continent Conference doubleheader from the Crusaders 4-0 and 1-0 on Saturday afternoon in Macomb, Ill.
May 08, 2004 | Baseball
Southern Utah scored seven runs in the fifth inning and went on to defeat Valpo 8-1 in the series finale.
May 07, 2004 | Baseball
Eric Brauer limited Southern Utah to one run over 5 1/3 innings as Valpo defeated the Thunderbirds 5-2 in the second game of a Mid-Continent Conference doubleheader. Southern Utah won the first game 9-8 in 11 innings.
May 07, 2004 | Softball
Valparaiso University clinched its first Mid-Continent Conference Tournament berth since 2000 and earned its first victory over Western Illinois since 1997 with a 7-5 win in the opening game of a doubleheader on Friday afternoon in Macomb, Ill. The Westerwinds bounced back with a 2-1 victory in the nightcap.
May 06, 2004 | Baseball
After Valpo took a one-run lead in the top of the eighth inning, Southern Utah scored four in the bottom of the frame and held on to defeat Valpo 8-5 in the opener of a four-game Mid-Continent Conference series.
May 06, 2004 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso University men's basketball coach Homer Drew announced that Vincent Humphrey, of Fenwick High School in Chicago, has signed a national letter of intent to attend VU and play basketball.
May 06, 2004 | Football
Quarterback David Macchi, who shattered 10 school records and helped Valparaiso University to its first-ever outright Pioneer Football League Championship in 2003, has been invited to the camp of the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League.
May 05, 2004 | Baseball
Valpo scored nine runs in the sixth inning and went on to defeat Western Michigan 11-6. Matt Augustine belted his first career homer - a two-run shot - and Kevin Kutansky and Troy Garrett had two RBIs each.
May 04, 2004 | Softball
Five straight singles led to five runs on Tuesday afternoon to help lead Loyola (Ill.) to a 6-0 victory over Valparaiso at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.
May 03, 2004 | Baseball
Valpo's scheduled home baseball game Tuesday against Bethel has been cancelled. The game will not be rescheduled.
May 03, 2004 | Softball
Valparaiso University's softball game scheduled for Tuesday afternoon at the Valparaiso University Softball Field has been moved to 4 p.m. and will be a single contest as opposed to a doubleheader.
May 02, 2004 | Baseball
On Sunday, Valpo and Oral Roberts played two full games and finished a suspended game as 19th-ranked ORU won all three by scores of 5-3, 2-1 (11 innings) and 5-2.
May 01, 2004 | Men's Track & Field
Valparaiso ran for the final time prior to the Mid-Continent Conference Championships on Friday and Saturday evenings at the Butler Twilight Invitational held in Indianapolis, Ind.
May 01, 2004 | Women's Track & Field
Valparaiso University's Holly Hagen (Hobart,Ind./Hobart H.S.) set a pair of school records on Friday and Saturday as the Crusaders competed in the Butler Twilight Invitational held in Indianapolis.
May 01, 2004 | Baseball
In a game featuring two of the best pitchers in the Mid-Continent Conference, 19th-ranked Oral Roberts used a three-run sixth inning to defeat Valpo 4-1. The second game of the scheduled doubleheader was suspended due to darkness after two scoreless innings and will be continued Sunday at 11 a.m. followed by another twinbill.
May 01, 2004 | Softball
Valparaiso took advantage of five Centenary errors in the opening game of the doubleheader to score eight unearned runs on the way to a 9-4 win on a cold, rainy Saturday afternoon at the Valparaiso Softball Field. The Ladies returned the favor in game two, converting four Crusader errors into five unearned runs on the way to a 6-1 win to split the twinbill.
April 30, 2004 | Softball
Valparaiso's seventh inning rally fell one run short in game two on Friday afternoon as the Crusaders dropped a doubleheader to Centenary 1-0 and 5-4 at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.
April 29, 2004 | Football
Valparaiso University wide receiver Kevin Knutson, cornerback Chris Daniels and punter Ryan Bateman were named to the Academic All-Pioneer Football League First Team. The team was selected by a vote of the league's sports information directors.
April 28, 2004 | Softball
Valparaiso University softball coach Randy Schneider has signed eight players to National Letters of Intent during the spring singing period.
April 27, 2004 | Baseball
Valpo had a 10-0 lead after two innings and went on to defeat Bradley 19-13. Kevin Kutansky had four RBIs and Colin Reynolds added three RBIs.
April 27, 2004 | Softball
Valparaiso jumped out to early leads in both games of the doubleheader on Tuesday afternoon, but ended up surrendering runs late in each one and fell to Loyola (Ill.) 5-4 and 3-2 in Chicago.
April 27, 2004 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso University's men's tennis team had three players gain All Mid-Continent Conference honors when the league announced its year-end awards this afternoon.
April 27, 2004 | Softball
Valparaiso University's Karen Constien (Carol Stream, Ill./Glenbard North H.S.) was named the Mid-Continent Conference Softball Player of the Week after leading the Crusaders to a four-game sweep over UMKC last weekend.
April 26, 2004 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University women's basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced that Kayla Ming has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Crusaders next fall.
April 26, 2004 | Baseball
Tom Starck, a lefthander, was named Mid-Continent Conference Pitcher of the Week after tossing a complete-game, three-hit shutout (1-0) against Oakland on Saturday.
April 24, 2004 | Baseball
Tom Starck tossed a three-hit, complete-game shutout and Kyle Obenauf turned in a five-hit complete-game victory as Valpo swept a Mid-Continent Conference doubleheader from Oakland by scores of 1-0 and 3-1.
April 24, 2004 | Women's Track & Field
Behind six individual event victories, the Valparaiso women's track and field team claimed the championship at the Puma Invitational on Saturday afternoon in Rensselaer, Ind.
April 24, 2004 | Softball
Karen Constien (Carol Stream, Ill./Glenbard North H.S.) homered twice in the opener and once in game two to help Valparaiso to a doubleheader sweep of UMKC on Saturday afternoon at the Valparaiso University softball field. The Crusaders won the opener 7-2 and the nightcap 2-0.
April 24, 2004 | Men's Track & Field
Valparaiso's depth paid off on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders won the Puma Invitational by 70 points over runner-up St. Joseph's (Ind.) in Rensselaer, Ind.
April 23, 2004 | Women's Track & Field
Valparaiso's women's track and field team was represented in a pair of races at the Drake Relays on Thursday and Friday in Des Moines, Iowa.
April 23, 2004 | Softball
Tricia Speziale's (Elmhurst, Ill./York H.S.) bases loaded doubled broke a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the sixth inning to lift Valparaiso to a 5-2 victory over UMKC on Friday afternoon at the Valparaiso University Softball Field to give the Crusaders a doubleheader sweep. Valpo won the opener 7-1.
April 23, 2004 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso saw its 2004 season come to a close on Friday morning, suffering a tough 5-1 loss to IUPUI in the Mid-Continent Conference Championship match in Indianapolis, Ind. The Crusaders saw their nine-match winning streak come to an end with the loss.
April 23, 2004 | Men's Track & Field
Valparaiso University's Matt Blume (Logansport, Ind./Pioneer H.S.) finished in fourth place in the 3,000m steeplechase on Friday evening at the Big Ten Preview Invitational held in West Lafayette, Ind.
April 22, 2004 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso's women's tennis team advanced to the Mid-Continent Conference title match to be played on Friday morning with a 4-2 semifinal victory over Centenary on Thursday morning in Indianapolis, Ind.
April 22, 2004 | Baseball
Wisconsin-Milwaukee broke a 3-3 tie with a run in the top of the eighth and held on to defeat Valpo 4-3. The game was originally scheduled for seven innings.
April 22, 2004 | Women's Soccer
The Valparaiso University women's soccer team is holding three camps this summer at the Eastgate Soccer Fields.
April 21, 2004 | Softball
For the second straight day, the Valparaiso-IPFW softball game scheduled for Wednesday in Fort Wayne, Ind. has been cancelled.
April 21, 2004 | Baseball
A pre-game Tailgate Party will be held in conjunction with Valparaiso University's baseball game against Indiana on Wed., May 12 at RailCats Stadium in Gary.
April 20, 2004 | Softball
Valparaiso's scheduled softball doubleheader for Tuesday afternoon against IPFW has been cancelled due to the forecasted storms in the Valparaiso area.
April 20, 2004 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso University women's soccer coach Stephen Anthony has announced that Brittany Derksen has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Crusaders and will join four others as freshmen for the 2004 season.
April 20, 2004 | Baseball
Valpo's game against Northwestern at Emory G. Bauer Field was cancelled due to rain after 2 1/2 innings. The game will not be rescheduled.
April 19, 2004 | Softball
Valparaiso tallied just three hits combined on Monday afternoon, dropping a doubleheader to Illinois-Chicago 15-0 and 8-0 in the Windy City.
April 19, 2004 | Women's Tennis
For the fifth time during her career at Valparaiso University, Mara Sonkin (Wheaton, Ill./Warrenville South H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference women's tennis Athlete of the Week.
April 19, 2004 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso University's women's tennis will serve as the top seed for the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament this week and face Centenary on Thursday morning in the semifinals.
April 17, 2004 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso University's women's tennis team won their first Mid-Continent Conference title in school history on Saturday morning, defeating Chicago State 7-0 in Las Vegas, Nev. to wrap-up a perfect league season.
April 17, 2004 | Softball
Valparaiso ended its four game series with Southern Utah on Saturday afternoon, getting swept in a doubleheader by the scores of 9-1 and 8-4 in Cedar City.
April 16, 2004 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso saw its 2004 season come to a close on Friday morning as the Crusaders dropped a 4-1 match to IUPUI in the Mid-Continent Conference semifinals held in Tulsa, Okla.
April 16, 2004 | Baseball
Eddie Hannan belted two home runs and had five RBIs and Tom Starck recorded a career-high 13 strikeouts as Valpo defeated Illinois Tech 20-1.
April 16, 2004 | Softball
Valparaiso fell a game out of first place in the Mid-Continent Conference after losing both ends of a doubleheader to Southern Utah on Friday afternoon. The Crusaders surrendered a run in the bottom of the seventh in the opener to fall 6-5 and dropped the nightcap 16-14 in Cedar City, Utah.
April 16, 2004 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso's women's tennis team defeated Southern Utah 6-1 on Friday afternoon in Las Vegas, Nev. to assure the Crusaders at least a share of their first Mid-Continent Conference regular season title in school history.
April 15, 2004 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso defeated defending Mid-Continent Conference regular season and tournament champion IUPUI in a thrilling match 4-3 on Thursday morning in Las Vegas, Nev.
April 15, 2004 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso swept UMKC 7-0 late Thursday evening in Las Vegas, Nev. to improve to 6-0 in the Mid-Continent Conference.
April 15, 2004 | Baseball
Eddie Hannan had three hits and four RBIs and Jon Rupno added four hits and two RBIs as Valpo defeated Lewis 20-0. The Crusaders, who pounded out 20 hits, received 7 shutout innings from Kyle Obenauf.
April 14, 2004 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso University volleyball team has announced the date for its 2004 summer camp. Coach Carin Avery is the camp director, while assistant coach Sue Ushela serves as the assistant director.
April 13, 2004 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso University's men's tennis team will take on regular season champion IUPUI on Friday morning in the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament to be held in Tulsa, Okla.
April 13, 2004 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso's women's tennis match against Detroit scheduled for Tuesday afternoon has been cancelled do to the weather conditions. The match will not be rescheduled.
April 13, 2004 | Softball
Sarah Martz threw a perfect game in the opener and Jessica Evans drove in four runs in the night cap as DePaul ended Valparaiso's five-game winning streak with a doubleheader sweep, 10-0 and 12-3, on Tuesday afternoon in Chicago.
April 13, 2004 | Baseball
Valpo raced out to a 5-0 lead after four innings, but Indiana State tied the game in the sixth and pushed a run across in the 10th to defeat the Crusaders 6-5.
April 12, 2004 | Softball
Valparaiso will make up its softball doubleheader at IPFW on Wednesday, April 21 with the first pitch of the twinbill set for 3 p.m. in Fort Wayne, Ind.
April 12, 2004 | Men's Tennis
Due to the forecasted temperatures and precipitation for Tuesday, the Valparaiso-Kalamazoo men's tennis match scheduled for tomorrow has been cancelled.
April 11, 2004 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso moved to 4-0 in the Mid-Continent Conference with a 5-1 victory over Centenary on Sunday morning in Chicago, Ill.
April 11, 2004 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso clinched a berth in next weekend's Mid-Continent Conference Tournament with a 7-0 victory over Centenary on Sunday morning at Portage High School.
April 10, 2004 | Softball
For the first time since the 2000 season, the Valparaiso Crusaders have swept a Mid-Continent Conference series, defeating Oakland by scores of 5-2 and 2-0 on Saturday afternoon at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.
April 10, 2004 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso won for the sixth time in seven matches on Saturday morning, including three straight to open Mid-Continent Conference action as the Crusaders swept Oakland 7-0 in Chicago.
April 10, 2004 | Women's Track & Field
Amanda Meyer (Somerset, Wis./Somerset H.S.) and Holly Hagen (Hobart, Ind./Hobart H.S.) each set new school records on Saturday afternoon at the Miami Invitational held in Oxford, Ohio.
April 10, 2004 | Men's Track & Field
Valparaiso's men's track and field team finished in seventh place at the Miami Invitational held on Saturday afternoon in Oxford, Ohio.
April 10, 2004 | Baseball
Valpo used a pair of ninth-inning comebacks to sweep a doubleheader from Centenary by scores of 13-9 and 7-5. The Crusaders won three of the four games in the series.
April 10, 2004 | Men's Tennis
Jeff Vrabel (Allen Park, Mich./St. Francis Cabrini H.S.) won his sixth straight singles match but it was not enough as IUPUI defeated Valparaiso 5-2 on Saturday morning at Portage High School.
April 09, 2004 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso's women's tennis team opened Mid-Continent Conference action with a pair of victories on Friday in Chicago. The Crusaders swept Oral Roberts and Western Illinois each by 7-0 scores.
April 09, 2004 | Softball
A two-run double by Taylor Callahan (Grayson, Ga./Greater Atlanta Christian H.S.) in the bottom of the sixth put Valpo in front as the Crusaders rallied for a 7-4 win over Oakland in game two to sweep a doubleheader at the Valparaiso University Softball Field. The Crusaders took the opener 7-1.
April 09, 2004 | Baseball
Mike Arensdorff belted a two-run homer and Ryan Manthei had two hits and two RBIs to lead Valpo to a 7-5 victory over Centenary in the Mid-Continent Conference opener. Centenary won the nightcap 9-6.
April 09, 2004 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso won the doubles point and took three of the six singles matches to defeat UMKC 4-3 in a pivotal Mid-Continent Conference match on Friday morning at Portage High School.
April 07, 2004 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso University State Farm Insurance Women's Basketball Banquet will be held on Monday, April 26 at the Strongbow Inn Banquet Center.
April 07, 2004 | Softball
Valparaiso went on the road and split a doubleheader on Wednesday afternoon at St. Joseph's, dropping the opener 2-1 before rebounding for a 3-1 victory in the nightcap in Rensselaer, Ind.
April 07, 2004 | Baseball
Notre Dame scored six times in the sixth inning to break a 1-1 tie and went on to defeat Valpo 9-3. Tyler Lowell belted a solo homer and Jon Rupno and Matt Augustine had RBI hits for the Crusaders.
April 06, 2004 | Baseball
Northwestern scored nine runs in the first two innings and went on to defeat Valpo 13-7. Kevin Kutansky had two hits and two RBIs for the Crusaders.
April 06, 2004 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso University recorded its second win in its last three matches on Tuesday afternoon, defeating IPFW 4-3 at Brown Courts.
April 05, 2004 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso's women's tennis team dropped a 5-1 contest with Indiana State on Monday afternoon in Terre Haute, Ind.
April 04, 2004 | Baseball
Eric Brauer and Patrick Paulus combined on a two-hit shutout and Kevin Perri had three hits and two RBIs as Valpo defeated IPFW 4-0 to gain a doubleheader split. IPFW won the first game 4-2.
April 04, 2004 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso's men's tennis team overcame a 3-1 deficit to tie the match at three only to drop a heartbreaking 4-3 decision to Western Illinois on Sunday afternoon in Shreveport, La.
April 03, 2004 | Women's Track & Field
Valparaiso's women's track and field team finished in second place at the DePauw Quadrangular meet on Saturday afternoon in Greencastle, Ind.
April 03, 2004 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso's men's tennis team snapped an eight-match losing skid with a convincing 7-0 victory over Chicago State on Saturday afternoon in Shreveport, La.
April 03, 2004 | Softball
Amanda Gilbertson (Murrieta, Calif./West Albany H.S., Ore.) threw a pair of complete games to lead Valparaiso to a doubleheader sweep of IUPUI on Saturday afternoon in Mid-Continent Conference action. The Crusaders won the opener 5-3 and took game two 4-0 in eight innings in Indianapolis.
April 03, 2004 | Baseball
Valpo dropped a doubleheader to IPFW by scores of 2-1 and 9-3. Mike Arensdorff went 4-for-7 in the twinbill for the Crusaders.
April 03, 2004 | Men's Track & Field
Valparaiso came out victorious at the DePauw Quadrangular meet on Saturday afternoon in Greencastle, Ind. The Crusaders totalled 215 points, 23 more than runner-up DePauw's total of 192.
April 02, 2004 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso's men's tennis team dropped a hard fought Mid-Continent Conference opening match to Oral Roberts 6-1 on Friday afternoon in Shreveport, La.
April 02, 2004 | Softball
Valparaiso opened Mid-Continent Conference play on Friday afternoon with a doubleheader split against IUPUI in Indianapolis. The Crusaders won the opener 5-3 but the Jaguars rebounded for an 8-0 victory in the nightcap.
April 02, 2004 | Baseball
Valparaiso University will play two baseball games on back-to-back nights in May at RailCat Stadium-U.S. Steel Yard in Gary. The Crusaders host Northern Illinois on Tues., May 11 at 7 p.m. and then entertain Indiana on Wed., May 12 at 7 p.m.
April 02, 2004 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso's women's tennis team won its third straight match on Friday afternoon, despite a four-week lay-off as the Crusaders swept St. Mary's (Ind.) 7-0 in South Bend, Ind.
April 01, 2004 | Volleyball
Valparaiso University has announced that Heather Hynds will join the volleyball staff as a graduate assistant coach beginning this fall.
April 01, 2004 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso University men's basketball staff will conduct four boys summer basketball camps at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Valpo head coach Homer Drew, who guided the Crusaders to their 9th Mid-Continent Conference regular season title and 8th tournament title in the last 10 years, will conduct the camps along with his coaching staff.
March 31, 2004 | Softball
Valparaiso University snapped its five-game losing skid with a 2-0 victory over Northern Illinois on Wednesday afternoon at the Valparaiso University Softball Field. Game two of the scheduled doubleheader was cancelled due to cold.
March 31, 2004 | Baseball
Valpo used a three-run fifth to tie the score at 4-4, but Indiana plated single runs in the sixth and eighth innings to defeat the Crusaders 6-4.
March 31, 2004 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso University's women's tennis match that was scheduled for Wednesday at Indiana State has been postponed due to inclement weather.
March 30, 2004 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso's men's tennis team dropped its seventh straight match on Tuesday afternoon, falling to Butler 7-0 in Indianapolis.
March 29, 2004 | Baseball
Tom Starck, a senior lefthander, was named Mid-Continent Conference Pitcher of the Week after hurling a complete-game, three-hit 8-1 victory against Butler.
March 28, 2004 | Baseball
Tom Starck hurled a complete-game, three-hitter and Ryan Manthei went 3-for-3 with 3 RBIs as Valpo defeated Butler 8-1 in the first game of a doubleheader. The Bulldogs won the nightcap 6-3.
March 28, 2004 | Softball
Valparaiso ended its weekend road trip on Sunday afternoon dropping a pair of games to 11th ranked Michigan 10-0 and 7-0 in Ann Arbor, Mich.
March 27, 2004 | Men's Track & Field
Valparaiso's men's track and field team opened up its 2004 outdoor campaign on Friday and Saturday afternoon at the Purdue Open held in West Lafayette, Ind.
March 27, 2004 | Women's Track & Field
Valparaiso University junior Holly Hagen (Hobart, Ind./Hobart H.S.) set a new school record in the hammer throw as the Crusaders opened their outdoor season on Friday and Saturday at the Purdue Open in West Lafayette, Ind.
March 27, 2004 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso's men's tennis team fell 6-0 to Marquette on Saturday afternoon in a dual match held in Milwaukee, Wis.
March 27, 2004 | Softball
Valparaiso's softball team dropped a doubleheader against Michigan State 10-2 and 4-0 on Saturday afternoon in East Lansing, Mich.
March 26, 2004 | Baseball
Saturday's scheduled doubleheader against Butler has been cancelled due to wet grounds. The games will not be rescheduled.
March 25, 2004 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso University was one of just 23 Division I schools to receive the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Team Academic Award for both men's and women's soccer during the 2002-2003 season. The awards were handed out as part of the annual NSCAA Convention recently held in Charlotte, N.C.
March 25, 2004 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso University was one of just 23 Division I schools to receive the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Team Academic Award for both men's and women's soccer during the 2002-2003 season. The awards were handed out as part of the annual NSCAA Convention recently held in Charlotte, N.C.
March 25, 2004 | Softball
Valparaiso's softball doubleheader scheduled for Thursday afternoon against Indiana State has been cancelled due to rain.
March 24, 2004 | Baseball
Ball State scored eight times in the first four innings and went on to defeat Valpo 15-3. Valpo's Brian Rzepka went two-for two at the plate with an RBI and a run scored. Mike Arensdorff belted his third homer of the season.
March 24, 2004 | Softball
For the first time since 1985, the Valparaiso softball team defeated Purdue, winning the opening game of the doubleheader 2-0 on Wednesday afternoon in West Lafayette, Ind. The Boilermakers took the nightcap 8-0.
March 23, 2004 | Softball
Steffany Stenglein struck out 14 while firing a perfect game to lead Notre Dame past Valparaiso 9-0 on Tuesday afternoon at the Valparaiso University Softball Field in the Crusaders home opener.
March 22, 2004 | Softball
Valparaiso's softball game with Notre Dame scheduled for Monday at the Valparaiso University Softball Field has been moved to Tuesday due to the weather. First pitch is still scheduled for 3 p.m.
March 21, 2004 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso rallied from a 16-point second half deficit and closed within three in the final six minutes, but fell short on Sunday afternoon, dropping a 71-63 decision to Kansas State in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament in Minneapolis, Minn.
March 20, 2004 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso's men's tennis team was swept 7-0 by Northern Illinois on Saturday afternoon in DeKalb, Ill.
March 19, 2004 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso's women's tennis match scheduled at Indiana State has been moved back one day, while the Crusaders have also added a match against St. Mary's (Ind.).
March 18, 2004 | Men's Tennis
After dropping three straight 4-3 decisions, Valparaiso's men's tennis team fell 7-0 to Western Michigan on Thursday afternoon in Kalamazoo, Mich.
March 18, 2004 | Men's Basketball
Valpo raced out to an early lead, but Gonzaga controlled the second half and defeated the Crusaders 76-49 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
March 17, 2004 | Women's Basketball
For the second time in as many years the Valparaiso Crusaders are headed to the NCAA Tournament. This year, the 15th seeded Crusaders will battle Kansas State, the Mideast Region's second seed. The contest will be Valpo's first-ever neutral site postseason contest. The Brown and Gold has won nine of its last ten games overall after defeating Oral Roberts 64-63 in the Mid-Con championship.
March 16, 2004 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso University's Nic Kooyers (Holland, Mich./Holland H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference men's tennis Player of the Week for the third time this season.
March 16, 2004 | Softball
Valparaiso's softball doubleheader that was scheduled for Tuesday at IPFW has been postponed due to snowy conditions in the Fort Wayne area.
March 15, 2004 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University's women's basketball team will take to the court at 11 a.m. CST on Sunday morning in Minneapolis, Minn. in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament against Kansas State. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN2.
March 15, 2004 | Men's Basketball
A battle of two of the most successful college basketball programs over the last 10 years will take place on Thursday at 9 p.m. (CST) when Valpo opposes Gonzaga in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Key Arena in Seattle.
March 14, 2004 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University's women's basketball team will face Kansas State on Sunday in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament to be held in Minneapolis, Minn.
March 14, 2004 | Men's Basketball
Valpo will face Gonzaga in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday in Seattle. The Crusaders (18-12) take the #15 seed against the #2 seeded Bulldogs (27-2). Tipoff will be approximately 9 p.m. CST (7 p.m. PST).
March 14, 2004 | Baseball
Mike Arensdorff hit two home runs and drove in four runs, and Harvey Yergin hurled 6 solid innings as Valpo defeated Indiana Tech 11-4.
March 13, 2004 | Softball
Valparaiso's softball team won one of three games on Saturday at the Southeast Missouri State Classic in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
March 12, 2004 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso University's Ben Dunham-Freer (Fort Thomas, Ky./Highlands H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference men's tennis Player of the Week for the third time this season.
March 12, 2004 | Softball
Valparaiso University's Karen Constien (Carol Stream, Ill./Glenbard North H.S.) and Ashlee Blankenbaker (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso H.S.) have been named the Mid-Continent Conference Player and Pitcher of the Week respectively.
March 09, 2004 | Men's Basketball
Kikas Gomes scored 23 points, including 18 in the second half, as Valpo came back from a 12-point second-half deficit to defeat IUPUI 75-70 to capture its 8th Mid-Continent Conference Tournament Championship. The Crusaders (18-12) advance to their 7th NCAA Tournament.
March 09, 2004 | Women's Basketball
For the second straight season, Valparaiso won the Hereford House Mid-Continent Conference Tournament, as the Crusaders defeated Oral Roberts 64-63 on Tuesday afternoon in Kansas City, Mo. With the win, the Crusaders are headed to the NCAA Tournament for the second time in school history.
March 08, 2004 | Women's Basketball
For the third straight season and the fifth time in the last seven years, Valparaiso is headed to the Hereford House Mid-Continent Conference Tournament championship game following the Crusaders 66-54 victory over UMKC on Monday afternoon in the semifinals.
March 07, 2004 | Men's Tennis
The Valparaiso University men's tennis team opened its 2004 spring trip with a 7-0 sweep of Duquesne on Sunday afternoon in Kissimmee, Fla.
March 07, 2004 | Men's Basketball
Dan Oppland scored 19 points and grabbed nine rebounds, and Kikas Gomes recorded a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds as Valpo defeated Oakland 73-64 in the quarterfinals of the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament. The Crusaders (16-12) will play UMKC in the semifinals on Monday at 6 p.m. (Fox Sports Net).
March 07, 2004 | Softball
Valparaiso's softball team split the final two games of the Sycamore Classic held in Terre Haute, Ind. on Sunday.
March 07, 2004 | Women's Basketball
After a thrilling last-second victory over IUPUI, Valparaiso returns to the hardwood on Monday afternoon in the semifinals of the Hereford House Mid-Continent Conference Tournament. The second-seeded Crusaders will face UMKC, the tourney's third seed.
March 06, 2004 | Women's Basketball
Jamie Gutowski's (Crown Point, Ind./Andrean H.S.) runner in the lane with 1.4 seconds remaining capped off an 11-0 run lifting Valparaiso to a 53-52 come-from-behind victory over IUPUI in the quarterfinals of the Hereford House Mid-Continent Conference Tournament in Kansas City, Mo.
March 06, 2004 | Men's Track & Field
Valparaiso University's Elliot Powell (Orange, Calif./Santa Ana H.S.) brought the Crusaders' indoor track and field season to an end on Saturday, competing in the Alex Wilson Invitational held in Notre Dame, Ind.
March 06, 2004 | Softball
Valparaiso opened its 2004 softball season on Saturday afternoon posting a 1-2 record in Terre Haute, Ind. at the Sycamore Classic.
March 06, 2004 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso University's women's tennis match scheduled for Saturday morning against San Diego Mesa College has been cancelled due to rain in the San Diego area.
March 05, 2004 | Women's Track & Field
Holly Hagen (Hobart, Ind./Hobart H.S.) and Amanda Meyer (Somerset, Ind./Somerset H.S.) concluded the indoor track and field season for Valparaiso on Friday afternoon at the Alex Wilson Invitational held in Notre Dame, Ind.
March 05, 2004 | Men's Basketball
Valpo, the regular season champion and #1 seed, will face #8 seed Oakland on Sunday at noon in the quarterfinals of the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament.
March 04, 2004 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso University won its second straight match on Thursday afternoon, as the Crusaders defeated Allient International 7-2 in San Diego, Calif.
March 04, 2004 | Baseball
Boston College scored five runs in both the seventh and eighth innings and went on to defeat Valpo 14-2. Senior Troy Garrett had two hits for the Crusaders.
March 04, 2004 | Men's Basketball
Valpo, the Mid-Continent Conference regular season champion, placed Joaquim "Kikas" Gomes, Dan Oppland and Ali Berdiel on the All-Mid-Con Second Team.

March 03, 2004 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso will begin defense of its Mid-Continent Conference Tournament title on Saturday evening as the Crusaders face IUPUI. Valpo, the tournament's number two seed, closed the regular season by winning six of its final seven games.
March 03, 2004 | Baseball
Valpo scored four runs in the late innings, but was defeated by Northeastern 5-4. Jeff Rickert had two hits for the Crusaders.
March 03, 2004 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University's Katie Boone (Greenwood, Ind./Center Grove H.S.) and Jenna Stangler (St. Michael, Minn./St. Michael-Albertville H.S.) each earned All Mid-Continent Conference Team honors, while Betsy Rietema (Grand Rapids, Mich./Christian H.S.) was named to the league's All-Newcomer Team for the 2003-2004 season.
March 03, 2004 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso returned to the victory column on Wednesday afternoon as the Crusaders defeated Grossmont 8-1 in El Cajon, Calif.
March 02, 2004 | Men's Track & Field
Five members of Valparaiso University's men's track and field team earned All Mid-Continent Conference honors following the Mid-Con Indoor Championships held this past weekend.
March 02, 2004 | Women's Track & Field
Valparaiso University's women's track and field team had four members named to the All Mid-Continent Conference Team following the Indoor Championships held this past weekend.
March 02, 2004 | Men's Basketball
Valpo defeated Chicago State 74-66 to capture its 9th Mid-Continent Conference Regular Season Championship in the last 10 years. Dan Oppland had game highs of 20 points and 13 rebounds and three other Crusaders scored in double figures.
March 01, 2004 | Men's Basketball
On Tuesday, Valpo (14-12, 10-5) can capture the outright Mid-Continent Conference regular season championship with a victory over Chicago State (11-18, 9-6).

March 01, 2004 | Women's Basketball
By virtue of a coin flip, Valparaiso became the #2 seed for this weekend's Hereford House Mid-Continent Conference Basketball Tournament this weekend in Kansas City, Mo. The Crusaders will face #7 IUPUI in the quarterfinals on Saturday evening at 5 p.m. CST.
March 01, 2004 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso scored the first 12 points of the second half and turned a halftime deficit into a 56-46 victory over Chicago State on Monday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center in the regular season finale for both teams.
February 29, 2004 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso's women's tennis team dropped the first match of its spring break trip in Southern California, falling 6-1 at San Diego on Sunday afternoon.
February 29, 2004 | Baseball
IPFW scored the winning run on a fielder's choice in the bottom of the ninth to defeat Valpo 4-3 in the Governor's Cup Tournament.
February 29, 2004 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso will conclude the 2003-2004 regular season on Monday night as the Crusaders host Chicago State. Valpo has won five of its last six games, and still has a chance to finish in a second place tie in the Mid-Continent Conference standings.
February 28, 2004 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University head coach Keith Freeman earned his 300th career victory on Saturday afternoon as Kathryn Knoester (Grand Rapids, Mich./Christian H.S.) scored a career high 21 points and the Crusaders defeated IPFW 80-65 on Senior Day at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
February 28, 2004 | Women's Track & Field
Holly Hagen (Hobart, Ind./Hobart H.S.) improved upon her school record in the shot put helping Valparaiso earn a fourth place finish at the Mid-Continent Indoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday in Sterling, Ill.
February 28, 2004 | Men's Track & Field
Elliot Powell (Orange, Calif./Santa Ana H.S.) set a pair of school records on Saturday afternoon helping lead Valparaiso to a fourth place finish at the Mid-Continent Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships held in Sterling, Ill.
February 28, 2004 | Baseball
Evansville scored three unearned runs in the fifth inning as the Aces defeated Valpo 5-2 in a Governor's Cup game. Kevin Kutansky had an RBI single for the Crusaders (0-2).
February 28, 2004 | Men's Basketball
Valpo made 57 percent of its shots in the first half and defeated IPFW 83-61 in a non-conference game. Dan Oppland led the Crusaders (14-12) with 18 points, while Kenny Harris added 15 and Ali Berdiel tallied 10.
February 27, 2004 | Men's Track & Field
Valparaiso University's men's track team is in fourth place after the first day of competition at the Mid-Continent Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships held Friday in Sterling, Ill.
February 27, 2004 | Women's Track & Field
Valparaiso University's distance medley relay won the Mid-Continent Conference title on Friday evening helping the Crusaders to a fourth place standing following day one of the Mid-Con Indoor Track and Field Championships held in Sterling, Ill.
February 27, 2004 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso steps out of Mid-Continent Conference action on Saturday afternoon to entertain IPFW on Senior Day beginning the final homestand of the 2003-2004 season for the Crusaders. The Brown and Gold is looking to rebound from a loss at Southern Utah last Saturday.
February 27, 2004 | Baseball
Ball State scored 10 unanswered runs to break a 2-2 tie as the Cardinals defeated Valpo 12-2 in the season opener at the Governor's Cup in Evansville, Ind.
February 27, 2004 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso University women's soccer coach Stephen Anthony has announced the signings of four players that will join the Crusaders for the 2004 season.
February 26, 2004 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso University freshman Rachel Janssen (Fort Wayne, Ind./Dwenger H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Player of the Week for helping the Crusaders defeat Evansville last weekend.
February 26, 2004 | Men's Basketball
Fourth-ranked Duke drained 10, 3-pointers in the first half and went on to defeat Valpo 97-63 in Cameron Indoor Stadium. The home victory was the 41st straight for the Blue Devils. Kikas Gomes led the Crusaders (13-12) with 18 points and 11 rebounds ? his 12th double-double of the season. Dan Oppland tallied 11 points and eight rebounds, while Ali Berdiel added 10 points.

February 26, 2004 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso University's Joe Venegas (St. Charles, Ill./St. Charles North H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Men's Tennis Athlete of the Week, marking the third time in four weeks a Crusader has earned the award.
February 24, 2004 | Baseball
The Valparaiso University Baseball Team will open its season on Friday at 2 p.m. against Ball State at the Governor's Cup Tournament hosted by the University of Evansville. The Crusaders will also play on Saturday and Sunday. Indiana State, IPFW and Butler join Ball State, Evansville and Valpo at the event.
February 24, 2004 | Men's Basketball
Valpo (13-11) steps onto the national stage on Thursday by opposing #4-ranked Duke (22-3) at 8:05 p.m. CST (9:05 p.m. EST) at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The game, the first-ever between the schools, will be televised live on ESPN2.

February 21, 2004 | Women's Swimming & Diving
The Valparaiso University women's swimming and diving team saw its 2003-2004 season come to a close on Saturday evening with a sixth place showing at the Midwest Classic Championships held in Indianapolis, Ind.
February 21, 2004 | Men's Track & Field
Valparaiso University's men's track and field team turned in a third place showing out of 15 teams on Saturday afternoon at the Chicagoland Championships held in Romeoville, Ill.
February 21, 2004 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso's women's tennis team was triumphant on Saturday evening, defeating Evansville 6-1.
February 21, 2004 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Travers Smith (Huntley, Ill./Huntley H.S.) set a new school record in the 200 backstroke and helped lead Valparaiso University to a fifth place finish at the Midwest Classic Championships which concluded on Saturday evening in Indianapolis, Ind.
February 21, 2004 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso struggled from both ends of the floor and dropped a 66-52 decision at Southern Utah on Saturday evening.

February 21, 2004 | Men's Basketball
Southern Utah raced out to a 16-point first-half lead and went on to defeat Valpo 75-58. The loss dropped the Crusaders (13-11, 10-5) into a four-way tie for first place in the Mid-Continent Conference.
February 20, 2004 | Women's Track & Field
Valparaiso University junior Holly Hagen (Hobart, Ind./Hobart H.S.) set a pair of school records on Friday evening, helping to lead the Crusaders to a fourth place finish at the Chicagoland Championships held in Romeoville, Ill.
February 20, 2004 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso University's men's tennis team suffered a narrow 4-3 defeat against Dayton on Friday evening at the Northwest Athletic Club in Michigan City, Ind.
February 20, 2004 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso's women's swimming and diving team remains in sixth place after day two of the three day Midwest Classic Championships being held in Indianapolis, Ind. on Friday.
February 20, 2004 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso University's men's swimming and diving team closed the gap on fourth place at the Midwest Classic Championships on Friday, but remain in fifth position heading into the final day of competition in Indianapolis, Ind.
February 19, 2004 | Men's Basketball
Winners of nine of its last 10 games, Valpo (13-10, 10-4) is back in first place in the Mid-Continent Conference. On Saturday, the Crusaders oppose Southern Utah in Cedar City, Utah.

February 19, 2004 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso University's women's swimming and diving team is in sixth place after the opening day of competition at the Midwest Classic Championships held in Indianapolis, Ind. on Thursday.
February 19, 2004 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso's men's swimming and diving team is in fifth place out of seven schools after the first of three days of competition at the Midwest Classic Championships held in Indianapolis, Ind. on Thursday.
February 18, 2004 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso takes to the road for the final time during the 2003-2004 regular season on Saturday evening as the Crusaders look to extend their winning streak to five at Southern Utah.
February 17, 2004 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso University's Ben Dunham-Freer (Fort Thomas, Ky./Highlands H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Athlete of the Week after leading the Brown and Gold to a victory over Wright State last weekend.
February 16, 2004 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso moved into second place in the Mid-Continent Conference standings after posting a 65-47 victory over Oral Roberts on Monday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
February 15, 2004 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso will try to extend its winning streak to four games on Monday evening as the Crusaders entertain Oral Roberts. Valpo has won seven of its last nine games overall.
February 14, 2004 | Women's Track & Field
Valparaiso's women's track and field team split its squad up on Saturday afternoon, competing at the Iowa State Classic in Ames, Iowa and the Pepsi Challenge in Kenosha, Wis.
February 14, 2004 | Men's Track & Field
Valparaiso's men's track and field team set a pair of school records on Saturday afternoon at the Pepsi Challenge in Kenosha, Wis., while two individuals also competed for the Crusaders at the Iowa State Classic in Ames, Iowa.
February 14, 2004 | Men's Basketball
Dan Oppland scored 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and Kikas Gomes added 17 points and 10 rebounds as Valpo defeated UMKC 70-60. The win, Valpo's ninth in the last 10 games, propelled the Crusaders (13-10, 10-4) into first place in the Mid-Continent Conference.
February 14, 2004 | Women's Basketball
Tamra Braun's (Savage, Minn./Prior Lake H.S.) putback with 1.2 seconds remaining off of a Jamie Gutowski (Crown Point, Ind./Andrean H.S.) miss gave Valparaiso a 50-48 come-from-behind victory over UMKC on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
February 13, 2004 | Men's Basketball
After closing the gap on first place, Valpo (12-10, 9-4) hosts UMKC (12-10, 7-4) in another key Mid-Continent Conference game.
February 13, 2004 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso recorded its first victory of the 2004 spring season on Friday evening as the Crusaders defeated Wright State 4-3 at the Northwest Athletic Club in Michigan City, Ind.
February 12, 2004 | Men's Basketball
Valpo placed five players in double figures and held off a late comeback to defeat Oral Roberts 84-73. The victory propelled the Crusaders (9-4) into a first-place tie with IUPUI (8-3).

February 12, 2004 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso women's basketball team will be holding its 2004 summer camps this June and July.
February 11, 2004 | Men's Track & Field
Valparaiso University's Elliot Powell (Orange, Calif./Santa Ana H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week following his stellar performance last weekend at the DePauw Tiger Invitational.
February 11, 2004 | Men's Basketball
On Thursday, Valpo (11-10, 8-4 Mid-Con) begins a two-game homestand by entertaining Oral Roberts (13-8, 6-4) at 7:05 p.m.
February 11, 2004 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso will look to continue its current success on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders entertain UMKC. The Brown and Gold has won two straight and is tied for third in the Mid-Continent Conference, while the Kangaroos arrive in second place in the standings.
February 09, 2004 | Women's Basketball
Led by six players with eight or more points, Valparaiso withstood a second half rally by Chicago State to post a 63-58 victory over the Cougars on Monday evening in Chicago, Ill.
February 08, 2004 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso will conclude its three game road trip on Monday evening as the Brown and Gold heads to the Windy City to battle Chicago State. The Crusaders are coming off of a convincing 76-38 victory over Centenary on Monday evening while the Cougars are looking for their first Mid-Con win.
February 07, 2004 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso's women's swimming and diving season ended the dual meet portion of their schedule on Saturday afternoon, dropping a double-dual meet in Chicago, Ill. The Crusaders fell 126-81 to Cleveland State and 162-66 to host Illinois-Chicago.
February 07, 2004 | Men's Track & Field
Valparaiso University's Elliot Powell (Orange Calif./Santa Ana H.S.) set a school record in the 200m dash helping to lead the Crusaders to a third place finish in the field of 22 at the Tiger Invitational in Greencastle, Ind. on Saturday.
February 07, 2004 | Men's Basketball
Dan Oppland scored 23 points and Oumar Sylla added 14 as Valpo (11-10, 8-4) used a strong second-half surge to defeat Chicago State 79-68.
February 07, 2004 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso allowed just eight first half points on Saturday evening on the way to a convincing 76-38 victory over Centenary in Shreveport, La.
February 07, 2004 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso dropped its third straight match on Saturday afternoon, falling to Bradley 5-2 in Peoria, Ill.
February 07, 2004 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso's men's swim team dropped its final double-dual meet of the season on Saturday afternoon in Chicago, Ill. The Crusaders lost 195-39 to Cleveland State and 179-51 to the host Flames of Illinois-Chicago.
February 07, 2004 | Women's Track & Field
The Valparaiso women's track and field team finished in third place on Saturday afternoon at the Tiger Invitational held in Greencastle, Ind.
February 06, 2004 | Women's Track & Field
Valparaiso University's Holly Hagen (Hobart, Ind./Hobart H.S.) finished in seventh place in the weight throw on Friday evening at the Meyo Invitational held in Notre Dame, Ind.
February 05, 2004 | Men's Basketball
Dan Oppland scored 22 points and grabbed seven rebounds, but Valpo lost to Centenary 78-73.

February 04, 2004 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso will look return to the victory column on Saturday evening as the Crusaders make their first-ever trip to Shreveport, La. to battle Centenary. The Brown and Gold have dropped back-to-back games, but look to rebound against the Ladies, a team they defeated just two weeks ago.
February 03, 2004 | Men's Basketball
Carrying the momentum of a six-game win streak, first-place Valpo (10-9, 7-3 Mid-Con) travels to Shreveport, Louisiana to oppose Centenary (11-8, 5-3) on Thursday at 7:05 p.m.
February 03, 2004 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso University's Nic Kooyers (Holland, Mich./Holland H.S.) has earned the Mid-Continent Conference men's tennis Athlete of the Week honor following his performance this weekend at Michigan State.
February 02, 2004 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso fought back from a pair of double-figure deficits, but in the end it was not enough as the Crusaders dropped a 62-59 decision to Western Illinois on Monday night in Macomb, Ill.
February 01, 2004 | Men's Tennis
Nic Kooyers (Holland, Mich./Holland H.S.) posted Valparaiso's only victory of the match, but the Crusaders fought valiantly before falling to Michigan State 6-1 on Sunday afternoon in East Lansing, Mich.
February 01, 2004 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso will look to return to the win column on Monday evening as the Brown and Gold take to the road for the first of three straight games away from the ARC, heading to Western Illinois to battle the second place Westerwinds. The Crusaders will look to stop Western's 23-game homecourt win streak, the nation's third longest.
January 31, 2004 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso shot just 29.6% from the floor in the second half as the Crusaders saw their ten-game Mid-Continent Conference homecourt win streak come to an end on Saturday afternoon as the Oakland downed Valpo 59-54 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 31, 2004 | Men's Basketball
Dan Oppland scored eight of his 22 points in overtime as Valpo defeated Western Illinois 81-79. The Crusaders (10-9, 7-3 Mid-Con) moved into first place in the Mid-Continent Conference by a half game over Oral Roberts (6-3) and IUPUI (6-3). The victory was the sixth straight for Valpo.

January 31, 2004 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso's women's tennis team dropped a tight 5-4 match to Kalamazoo on Saturday afternoon I Kalamazoo, Mich.
January 30, 2004 | Men's Basketball
Riding a five-game win streak, Valpo (9-9, 6-3 Mid-Con) begins a three-game road stretch by traveling to Western Illinois (3-17, 1-7) for an 8 p.m. Saturday matchup.
January 30, 2004 | Men's Tennis
The Valparaiso University men's tennis team has been picked to finish in second place in the Mid-Continent Conference according to the annual preseason poll conducted of the league's head coaches.
January 30, 2004 | Softball
Valparaiso University's softball team was picked to finish in seventh place in the Mid-Continent Conference according to the annual preseason poll selected by the league's head coaches.
January 30, 2004 | Women's Track & Field
Valparaiso's women's track and field team has been selected to finish in fourth place at the Mid-Continent Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships according to the coaches poll.
January 30, 2004 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso University's women's tennis team has been selected to finish in third place in the Mid-Continent Conference according to the annual preseason poll conducted of the league's head coaches.
January 30, 2004 | Men's Track & Field
The Valparaiso University men's track and field team has been selected in a fourth place tie in the Mid-Continent Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships preseason coaches poll.
January 29, 2004 | Men's Basketball
Valpo seniors Roberto Nieves and Kikas Gomes each made a 3-pointer down the stretch to halt a furious Oakland comeback as the Crusaders held on to defeat the Golden Grizzlies 77-72. The win, which ran Valpo's current win streak to five, extended the Crusaders' all-time record against Oakland to 12-0.
January 28, 2004 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso will conclude its three-game homestand on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders entertain Oakland. Valpo, which is coming off of a 66-49 victory over Centenary on Monday, is looking for its fifth straight win.
January 28, 2004 | Men's Basketball
On Thursday, Valpo (8-9, 5-3 Mid-Con) takes a four-game winning streak against Oakland (8-12, 2-6). The game concludes a four-game homestand for the Crusaders.
January 26, 2004 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso used 55.2% shooting in the first half to build a 32-point halftime advantage to lift the Crusaders to a 66-49 win over Centenary on Monday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 25, 2004 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso looks to extend its three-game win streak on Monday evening as the Crusaders entertain Centenary. The Brown and Gold is coming off of a 73-63 win over Southern Utah on Saturday night.
January 25, 2004 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso dropped its second match in as many days on Sunday afternoon, as the Crusaders fell to DePaul 6-1 in Chicago, Ill.
January 24, 2004 | Men's Track & Field
Valparaiso's men finished in second place at the Chicago Invitational on Saturday afternoon hosted by the University of Chicago.
January 24, 2004 | Men's Swimming & Diving
David Peterson (Schererville, Ind./Highlands H.S.) won a pair of events but Valparaiso dropped a 156-69 dual meet with Eastern Illinois on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool.
January 24, 2004 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso dropped its final home meet of the season on Saturday afternoon, falling 141-98 at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool.
January 24, 2004 | Women's Tennis
The Valparaiso University women's tennis team opened its 2004 spring season on Saturday afternoon, dropping a tight 4-3 decision to Bradley at Matchpoint Raquet Club.
January 24, 2004 | Women's Track & Field
Valparaiso's women's track and field team earned a second place finish in a field of ten on Saturday afternoon at the Chicago Invitational hosted by the University of Chicago.
January 24, 2004 | Women's Basketball
Jenna Stangler (St. Michael, Minn./St. Michael-Albertville H.S.) scored a career high 26 points to lead four Crusaders in double-figures as Valparaiso defeated Southern Utah 73-63 on Saturday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 23, 2004 | Men's Basketball
Valpo, which continues to crawl up the Mid-Con standings after winning three straight games, hosts Southern Utah on Saturday in a special 3 p.m. matinee.

January 22, 2004 | Women's Basketball
After moving into a tie for second place in the Mid-Continent Conference standings, Valparaiso will return to the ARC on Saturday evening to host Southern Utah in the first of three straight home contests.
January 22, 2004 | Men's Basketball
Dan Oppland led four Valpo players in double figures with 16 points as the Crusaders defeated Centenary 77-66 for their third straight victory.
January 21, 2004 | Men's Basketball
Valpo (6-9, 3-3 Mid-Con) enters Thursday's game against Centenary riding a two-game win streak.
January 20, 2004 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso University's David Peterson (Schererville, Ind./Highland H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Athlete of the Week in men's swimming and diving.
January 19, 2004 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University head coach Keith Freeman became the winningest coach in Mid-Continent Conference history on Monday evening, notching victory number 164 with the Crusaders, as Valpo defeated IUPUI 75-52.
January 18, 2004 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso's men split a double-dual meet on Sunday afternoon in Indianapolis, defeating Butler 113-74 while falling to Saint Louis 143.5-63.5.
January 18, 2004 | Women's Track & Field
Valparaiso's women's track and field team finished in fifth place at the Carthage Division I Invitational in Kenosha, Wis. on Saturday afternoon.
January 18, 2004 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso looks to move back over the .500 mark on Monday evening when the Crusaders travel to IUPUI. The Brown and Gold are coming off of a 60-56 victory over Western Illinois on Saturday afternoon, and will face the Jaguars for the second time in less than two weeks.
January 18, 2004 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso's women's swimming and diving team defeated Butler 130-73 on Sunday afternoon in Indianapolis, Ind., but fell to Saint Louis 152-60 in a double-dual meet.
January 17, 2004 | Men's Track & Field
Valparaiso University's men's track and field team set two new school records, including one meet record, as the Crusaders earned a third place finish in the eight team Carthage Division I Invitational held in Kenosha, Wis. on Saturday.
January 17, 2004 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso University's men's tennis team opened its 2004 spring season on Saturday afternoon, dropping a 7-0 match at Ball State in Muncie, Ind.
January 17, 2004 | Women's Basketball
Keyed by several big shots down the stretch, Valparaiso defeated Western Illinois 60-56 on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center, handing the Westerwinds their first Mid-Continent Conference loss of the season.
January 17, 2004 | Men's Basketball
Jimmie Miles led four Crusaders in double figures with 17 points as Valpo defeated Western Illinois 73-57.
January 16, 2004 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso dropped a 121-93 decision at Ball State on Friday evening in men's swimming held in Muncie, Ind.
January 16, 2004 | Women's Swimming & Diving
The Valparaiso women's swimming and diving team dropped a 139-80 decision to Ball State on Friday evening in Muncie, Ind.
January 16, 2004 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso will return to the Athletics-Recreation Center on Saturday afternoon to entertain the defending Mid-Continent Conference regular season champion Western Illinois Westerwinds. The Crusaders, the defending conference tournament champions, are looking to rebound from a pair of road losses.
January 14, 2004 | Men's Basketball
On Thursday in Indianapolis, Valpo will play its second game against IUPUI in a 10-day period.
January 14, 2004 | Volleyball
Valparaiso University head volleyball coach Carin Avery has announced four players that signed National Letters of Intent during the early signing period to play for the Crusaders beginning in 2004.
January 13, 2004 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso University's Ashley Seale (Maryville, Tenn./Maryville H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Athlete of the Week for her performance in the pool this past weekend.
January 12, 2004 | Women's Basketball
A 22-2 run midway through the second half helped lead UMKC to a 70-54 victory over Valparaiso on Monday evening in Kansas City, Mo.
January 10, 2004 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso rallied from a pair of double-digit deficits on Saturday afternoon, but in the end, Oral Roberts held on for a 67-66 victory over the Crusaders in Tulsa, Okla.
January 10, 2004 | Men's Basketball
Ali Berdiel scored a career-high 28 points and dished out eight assists, and Kikas Gomes tallied a career-best 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, but Valpo lost in overtime 87-81 to Oral Roberts.
January 08, 2004 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso returned to the pool on Thursday evening for the first time since the Mid-Continent Conference Championship but dropped a 144-68 result against Hope at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 08, 2004 | Women's Swimming & Diving
The Valparaiso women's swimming and diving team dropped a 133.5-84.5 decision to Hope on Thursday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 08, 2004 | Men's Basketball
Valpo's last-second shot missed at the buzzer as the Crusaders lost to UMKC 60-59 in a Mid-Continent Conference game.
January 08, 2004 | Women's Basketball
Following a 67-49 victory over IUPUI on Tuesday, Valparaiso takes its 2-0 Mid-Continent Conference record back out onto the road on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders visit Oral Roberts.
January 06, 2004 | Men's Basketball
A challenging early Mid-Con schedule continues on Thursday for Valpo as the Crusaders travel to play at UMKC beginning at 7 p.m.
January 06, 2004 | Women's Basketball
Four players scored in double figures for Valparaiso as the Crusaders jumped out to a big first half lead and cruised to a 67-49 victory over IUPUI on Tuesday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 05, 2004 | Women's Basketball
After playing three straight games on the road, Valparaiso returns to the ARC on Tuesday evening for its Mid-Continent Conference home opener as the Crusaders entertain IUPUI.
January 05, 2004 | Men's Basketball
Five IUPUI players scored in double figures as the Jaguars defeated Valpo 79-67 in the Crusaders' Mid-Con home opener.
January 03, 2004 | Men's Basketball
Dan Oppland scored a career-high 23 points and Ali Berdiel netted a career-best 20 as Valpo defeated Oakland 79-76 in the Mid-Continent Conference opener.
January 03, 2004 | Women's Basketball
Tamra Braun (Savage, Minn./Prior Lake H.S.) scored a career high 24 points and added a career best 14 rebounds and for the first time in five years Valparaiso registered a road victory at Oakland, defeating the Golden Grizzlies 61-56 on Saturday afternoon in Rochester, Mich.
January 02, 2004 | Men's Basketball
Valpo opens the Mid-Continent Conference season on Saturday at Oakland beginning at 5 p.m. CST.
December 31, 2003 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso will open Mid-Continent Conference play on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders travel to Oakland for a rematch of the last two Mid-Con Tournament title games. Valpo won last year's title tilt 48-46 to earn its first NCAA Tournament berth ever, while the Golden Grizzlies won the 2002 contest 52-40.
December 31, 2003 | Softball
Valparaiso University softball coach Randy Schneider will be holding three softball clinics in January.
December 30, 2003 | Women's Basketball
Despite a career high 24 points by Jenna Stangler (St. Michael, Minn./St. Michael-Albertville H.S.), Valparaiso ended up on the short end of the score Tuesday evening, as Miami (Ohio) defeated the Crusaders 83-71 in Oxford, Ohio.
December 30, 2003 | Men's Basketball
Four Crusaders tallied double figures as Valpo (3-6) defeated Liberty 72-54 to capture the Fiesta Bowl Classic Consolation Championship.
December 29, 2003 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso will conclude the 2003 calendar year with their final non-conference match-up prior to Mid-Continent Conference action on Tuesday evening as the Crusaders head to Miami (Ohio) to battle the RedHawks.
December 28, 2003 | Men's Basketball
Kikas Gomes scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, but Valpo (2-6) was defeated by Louisiana-Lafayette 95-71 in the opening round of the Fiesta Bowl Classic.
December 23, 2003 | Football
Valparaiso University junior Kevin Knutson was selected to the Sixth Annual Division I-AA Athletics Directors Association Academic All-Star Team.
December 23, 2003 | Men's Basketball
After final exams and a 15-day break from game competition, Valpo (2-5) will head west to play in the University of Arizona's Fiesta Bowl Classic Dec. 28, 30. The Crusaders oppose Louisiana-Lafayette (3-3) in the first game Sunday at 2:45 p.m. CST (1:45 MST).
December 21, 2003 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso heads to the holiday break after suffering a 70-47 setback against DePaul on Sunday afternoon in Chicago.
December 16, 2003 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University guard Suzie Hammel (Lafayette, Ind./Lebanon H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Player of the Week after guiding the Crusaders to a pair of victories last week.
December 16, 2003 | Baseball
Valparaiso University head baseball coach Paul Twenge announced the signing of five players to national letters of intent.
December 15, 2003 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso University's Joaquim "Kikas" Gomes was named Mid-Continent Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week.

December 15, 2003 | Football
Valparaiso University wide receiver Rob Giancola was selected to the 2003 I-AA All-America Second Team by The Sports Network. The I-AA All-America Team is comprised of all NCAA I-AA schools, both scholarship and non-scholarship.
December 14, 2003 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso won its fifth game in its last six outings on Sunday afternoon, defeating Loyola (Ill.) 61-45 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
December 13, 2003 | Men's Basketball
Four Valpo players scored in double-figures, but the Crusaders lost to Loyola 76-69 to conclude a five-game homestand. Kikas Gomes led Valpo with 16 points and 13 rebounds, and Dan Oppland added 13 points and 12 rebounds.
December 12, 2003 | Men's Basketball
Valpo entertains Loyola on Saturday in a 2:05 p.m. matinee to conclude a five-game homestand.
December 12, 2003 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso University head swimming and diving coach Nathan Mundt and U.S. Sports Camps, Inc. are offering one week of overnight Nike Swim Camp in July, 2004.
December 12, 2003 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso University head swimming and diving coach Nathan Mundt and U.S. Sports Camps, Inc. are offering one week of overnight Nike Swim Camp in July, 2004.
December 12, 2003 | Softball
Valparaiso University head softball coach Randy Schneider has announced the signings of two student-athletes that have signed National Letters of Intent to play for the Crusaders beginning in 2005.
December 12, 2003 | Women's Basketball
After winning four of their last five games, the Valparaiso Crusaders head return to the Athletics-Recreation Center on Sunday afternoon to battle Loyola (Ill.) in the final home game of the 2003 calendar year.
December 10, 2003 | Women's Basketball
Suzie Hammel (Lafayette, Ind./Lebanon H.S.) scored 18 of her 19 points in the first half and Jenna Stangler (St. Michael, Minn./St. Michael-Albertville H.S.) added 18 points on the night as Valparaiso defeated IPFW 86-60 on Wednesday evening in Fort Wayne, Ind.
December 09, 2003 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso Crusaders, winners in three of their last four contests, will take to the road Wednesday evening for a game against IPFW at the Fort Wayne Coliseum.
December 09, 2003 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso University landed five women on the Mid-Continent Conference Swimming and Diving Second Team following the conference championships this past weekend.
December 09, 2003 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Four members of the Valparaiso University men's swimming and diving team earned Mid-Continent Conference Second Team honors following this past weekend's conference championships.
December 09, 2003 | Men's Basketball
The Crusaders face a challenging task Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. as they host Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the fourth of a five-game homestand.
December 08, 2003 | Men's Basketball
Kikas Gomes had game-highs of 19 points and 12 rebounds, and Dan Oppland added 16 points to lead Valpo (2-3) to a 59-53 victory over Indiana State (2-3).
December 07, 2003 | Men's Basketball
Over the next week, Valpo hopes to take advantage of three straight home games. The Crusaders (1-3) host Indiana State (2-2) on Monday before entertaining Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. and Loyola on Saturday in a special 2:05 p.m. matinee.
December 06, 2003 | Men's Track & Field
Valparaiso's men's track and field team opened its 2003 season on Saturday afternoon, competing in the Lewis Opener, a non-scoring meet.
December 06, 2003 | Women's Track & Field
Valparaiso's women's track and field team opened the 2003-2004 season on Saturday afternoon, competing at the Lewis Opener in Romeoville, Ill., a non-scoring meet.
December 06, 2003 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso University's women wrapped up the 2003 Mid-Continent Conference Swimming and Diving Championships with a fourth place finish on Saturday evening in Indianapolis, Ind.
December 06, 2003 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso University's men's swimming and diving team concluded the Mid-Continent Conference Championships in fourth place on Saturday in Indianapolis, Ind.
December 06, 2003 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso shot 54.7% from the floor, its best shooting night of the season by far, and defeated Butler 74-67 on Saturday afternoon in the Hoosier State Classic at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
December 05, 2003 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso University's men's swimming and diving team is in fourth place following day two of the Mid-Continent Conference Swimming and Diving Championships held in Indianapolis, Ind.
December 05, 2003 | Volleyball
Valparaiso saw its 2003 volleyball season come to a close on Friday evening, dropping a 30-19, 30-22, 30-21 contest to #9 Nebraska in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament in East Lansing, Mich.
December 05, 2003 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso University's women dropped one spot into fourth place on day two at the Mid-Continent Conference Swimming and Diving Championships held in Indianapolis, Ind. on Friday.
December 04, 2003 | Volleyball
Valparaiso University will take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Friday afternoon in the school's first NCAA Tournament appearance in volleyball. The Crusaders won the Mid-Continent Conference regular season and tournament championships, and set a new school record for victories in a season with 27 this year.
December 04, 2003 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso's women's swim team is just eight points out of second place after one day of competition at the Mid-Continent Conference Swimming and Diving Championships held Thursday in Indianapolis, Ind.
December 04, 2003 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso University's men are in fourth place after the opening day of the Mid-Continent Conference Swimming and Diving Championships held in Indianapolis, Ind. on Thursday evening.
December 03, 2003 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso hung around with #10/7 Purdue until the final horn, but in the end, dropped a 68-57 decision to the Boilermakers at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Wednesday evening.
December 02, 2003 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso Crusaders entertain #10/7-ranked Purdue on Wednesday evening in a rematch of the Crusaders First Round NCAA Tournament game from 2003. The Boilermakers won that contest on their own home floor, but for this game, the site shifts to Valpo.
December 02, 2003 | Volleyball
Valparaiso University volleyball player Lauren Moulton (Elgin, Ill./Larkin H.S.) was named the Mid-Continent Conference Female Athlete of the Month in October.
December 02, 2003 | Men's Basketball
Jason Maxiell scored 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to help 19th-ranked Cincinnati defeat Valpo 68-49. Kikas Gomes led the Crusaders with 10 points.
December 01, 2003 | Men's Basketball
Following an entire week away from game competition, Valpo (1-2) hosts Cincinnati (3-0) in the second of a five-game homestand.

December 01, 2003 | Volleyball
Valparaiso will face Nebraska at 4 p.m. CST in the First Round of the NCAA Volleyball Tournament on Friday evening in East Lansing, Mich.
November 30, 2003 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso's defense came alive in the second half as the Crusaders rallied from a nine-point halftime deficit to defeat Central Michigan 66-46 in Mount Pleasant, Mich. on Sunday afternoon.
November 30, 2003 | Volleyball
Valparaiso University's volleyball team will face ninth-seeded Nebraska on Friday evening in the First Round of the NCAA Volleyball Tournament. The Crusaders and Cornhuskers will meet in East Lansing, Mich. on the campus of Michigan State University.
November 25, 2003 | Men's Basketball
South Florida shot 54 percent in the second half and came back from an 11-point deficit to defeat Valpo 64-62. Dan Oppland led the Crusaders (1-2) with 13 points, while Jimmie Miles added 10 off the bench.

November 25, 2003 | Men's Track & Field
Valparaiso University head track and field coach Tyler Wingard has announced his 2004 indoor track and field schedule.
November 25, 2003 | Women's Track & Field
Valparaiso University head track and field coach Tyler Wingard has announced his 2004 indoor track and field schedule.
November 24, 2003 | Men's Basketball
On Tuesday, Valpo (1-1) plays its home opener, hosting South Florida (1-0) in the first of a five-game homestand.
November 24, 2003 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso picked up its first victory of the season on Monday evening, as the Crusaders forced 33 Saint Francis (Ind.) turnovers on the way to a 78-52 victory over the Cougars at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
November 22, 2003 | Men's Basketball
Roberto Nieves led four Crusaders in double-figures with 17 points and Valpo drained 11, 3-pointers in a 75-70 loss to #23-ranked Marquette in the championship game of the Pepsi Blue & Gold Classic.
November 22, 2003 | Volleyball
VOLLEYBALL WINS MID-CON TOURNAMENT TITLE: Valparaiso earned its first trip ever to the NCAA Tournament after posting a heartstopping five-game victory (30-27, 30-25, 19-30, 22-30, 15-13) over the second-seeded Golden Eagles, who had won the last six Mid-Con Tourney titles. The victory, which was the school-record 27th of the year for the Crusaders, gave them their first Mid-Con Volleyball Tourney title since 1996.
November 21, 2003 | Men's Basketball
Dan Oppland led Valpo with 18 points as the Crusaders used a second-half surge to defeat Arkansas-Monticello 72-53 in the opening round of the Pepsi Blue & Gold Classic in Milwaukee's Bradley Center. Valpo (1-0) will play host Marquette (2-0) in the championship Saturday at 8 p.m. The Golden Eagles defeated Savannah State 79-41 in the nightcap.
November 21, 2003 | Volleyball
Even without head coach Carin Avery on the sidelines, Valparaiso cruised to a 30-15, 30-19, 30-17 sweep of UMKC on Friday evening in the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament semifinals at the Athletics-Recreation Center, setting up a title showdown with Oral Roberts on Saturday night.
November 21, 2003 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso struggled from the field, shooting just 29.4% for the game, as the Crusaders fell 74-57 at #20 Notre Dame on the road Friday evening.
November 20, 2003 | Volleyball
Valparaiso will play host to the 2003 Mid-Continent Conference volleyball championships this weekend for the first time since the Crusaders hosted the event in 1996.
November 20, 2003 | Volleyball
Valparaiso University placed four student-athletes on the Mid-Continent Conference First Team, while Cyndi Norman (Minooka, Ill./Minooka H.S.), Sara Silcox (Michigan City, Ind./Michigan City H.S.), and head coach Carin Avery all earned top individual awards at the league's annual banquet held on Thursday evening.
November 20, 2003 | Football
After clinching a co-division title nearly a month ago, Valpo will host Morehead State on Saturday at 12:07 p.m. CST in the 3rd annual Pioneer Football League Championship Game.
November 19, 2003 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso Crusaders continue their rugged season-opening road trip on Friday evening as the Brown and Gold travels to Notre Dame. Valpo is coming off of a pair of losses to Oregon and Villanova in the Women's Sports Foundation Classic and now will play the #20 Fighting Irish.
November 19, 2003 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso University head men's basketball coach Homer Drew announced that Jarryd Loyd of Niles West High School in Skokie, Ill. and Aris Williams of Georgetown Preparatory School in Washington D.C. have signed national letters of intent to attend Valpo and play basketball.
November 19, 2003 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University's Katie Boone (Greenwood, Ind./Center Grove H.S.) was named the Mid-Continent Conference Player of the Week following the Crusaders first weekend of action.
November 18, 2003 | Volleyball
Valparaiso University will battle UMKC on Friday evening in the semifinals of the 2003 Mid-Continent Conference Volleyball Championships, held at the Athletics-Recreation Center on the Crusaders campus.
November 17, 2003 | Men's Basketball
Roberto Nieves drained two, 3-pointers, Ali Berdiel added another trey, and Dan Oppland and Seth Colclasure made two free throws each in the final 24 seconds as Valpo came back from a nine-point deficit in the final 3:29 to defeat Athletes In Action 79-75 in an exhibition game.

November 17, 2003 | Football
Valpo's David Macchi was selected as the Pioneer Football League Offensive Player of the Week following the Crusaders' 44-26 win over Aurora. The honor marks the third time this season that Macchi has earned PFL Offensive Player of the Week.
November 16, 2003 | Women's Basketball
A 14-0 run midway through the second half was all that Villanova needed, as the Wildcats defeated Valparaiso 68-50 on Sunday afternoon in the Women's Sports Foundation Classic consolation game held in Eugene, Ore.
November 16, 2003 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University's Katie Boone (Greenwood, Ind./Center Grove H.S.) was named to the Women's Sports Foundation Classic All-Tournament Team following the event's conclusion on Sunday evening.
November 15, 2003 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso University's women's swimming and diving team concluded its weekend road trip with a 115-84 loss at Wisconsin-Green Bay on Saturday afternoon.
November 15, 2003 | Men's Cross Country
Valparaiso University's men's cross country team saw its 2003 season come to a close with a 31st place finish at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championships held on Saturday morning in Terre Haute, Ind.
November 15, 2003 | Women's Basketball
Cathrine Kraayeveld scored 19 of her 25 points in the second half as Oregon rallied from a deficit early in the second half to defeat Valparaiso 60-47 on Saturday in the opening round of the Women's Sports Foundation Classic held in Eugene, Ore.
November 15, 2003 | Women's Cross Country
Valparaiso University's women's cross country team earned a 22nd place finish in a field of 30 schools on Saturday morning at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championships held in Terre Haute, Ind.
November 15, 2003 | Men's Swimming & Diving
The Valparaiso University men's swimming and diving team dropped a 117-76 decision to Wisconsin-Green Bay in Green Bay on Saturday afternoon.
November 14, 2003 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Lewis defended its home pool on Friday evening, posting a 106-93 victory over Valparaiso's women's swimming and diving team in Romeoville, Ill.
November 14, 2003 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso University senior Josh Peacher (Granite City, Ill./Granite City H.S.) has been named to the Mid-Continent Conference Second Team.
November 14, 2003 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso University's men's swim team lost a tight 103-99 decision to Lewis on Friday evening in Romeoville, Ill.
November 14, 2003 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso University volleyball team won its first outright Mid-Continent Conference title on Friday evening after the Crusaders swept Oakland 30-14, 30-10, 30-14 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
November 14, 2003 | Football
Valparaiso University punter Ryan Bateman was selected to the 2003 Verizon Academic All-District V University Division Football Team by the district's sports information directors.

November 13, 2003 | Men's Basketball
Joaquim Gomes recorded a double-double with 27 points and 12 rebounds as Valpo posted a 91-82 victory over Cap's Basketball Academy All-Stars in an exhibition game.
November 13, 2003 | Volleyball
Valparaiso University sophomore Liz Mikos (Dundee, Ill./Jacobs H.S.) currently leads the nation in blocks per game.
November 13, 2003 | Volleyball
Valparaiso University's Cyndi Norman (Minooka, Ill./Minooka H.S.) has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District V Volleyball Second Team.
November 13, 2003 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso Crusaders begin their 2003-2004 season at the Women's Sports Foundation Classic. The Crusaders are coming off of their first NCAA Tournament appearance last year, and will face Oregon in the opening round before battling either LSU or Villanova on day two.
November 13, 2003 | Football
Although Valpo (6-4) will host the Pioneer Football League Championship Game Nov. 22 at noon, the Crusaders conclude their regular season on Saturday by travelling to play Aurora (5-4).
November 12, 2003 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University women's basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced the signings of four players to National Letters of Intent to play for the Crusaders beginning in the 2004-2005 season.
November 10, 2003 | Volleyball
Valparaiso University's Lauren Moulton (Elgin, Ill./Larkin H.S.) and Liz Mikos (Dundee, Ill./Jacobs H.S.) swept the Mid-Continent Conference weekly volleyball honors as they were named the Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week.
November 10, 2003 | Men's Basketball
The Valpo men's basketball team tips off its exhibition season on Thursday at 7:05 p.m. by hosting the Cap's Basketball Academy All-Stars.
November 10, 2003 | Football
Valparaiso University's Andrew McCawley was selected as the Pioneer Football League Special Teams Player of the Week after his performance against Butler on Saturday.
November 08, 2003 | Football
Butler scored 18 points in the second half, including Billy Nardini's 3-yard go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter, as the Bulldogs upset Valpo 25-21. The Crusaders (6-4, 3-1 PFL North) share the Pioneer Football League North Division title with San Diego, which defeated Dayton 41-30.
November 08, 2003 | Volleyball
Valparaiso University guaranteed its at least a share of the Mid-Continent Conference volleyball title on Saturday evening as the Crusaders swept Chicago State in three games, 30-22, 30-12, 30-27 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
November 08, 2003 | Men's Soccer
The Valparaiso University men's soccer team saw its 2003 season come to a close on Saturday afternoon, as the Crusaders dropped a 3-2 decision to Wisconsin in Verona, Wis.
November 07, 2003 | Volleyball
Valparaiso University saw its perfect Mid-Continent Conference record end on Friday evening as IUPUI posted a 17-30, 30-26, 30-27, 20-30, 15-10 victory over the Crusaders at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
November 07, 2003 | Women's Soccer
Three members of the Valparaiso University women's soccer team were named to the All Mid-Continent Conference Second Team on Thursday evening when the conference handed out its annual awards.
November 06, 2003 | Football
After earning the right to host the Pioneer Football League Championship Game Nov. 22, Valpo (6-3, 3-0 PFL North) travels to play Butler (0-9, 0-3 PFL North) on Saturday with the opportunity to clinch its first-ever outright PFL North title.

November 05, 2003 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso University freshman Travers Smith (Huntley, Ill./Huntley H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Athlete of the Week in men's swimming and diving following his performance at the Eastern Illinois Invitational over the weekend.
November 03, 2003 | Women's Cross Country
Danielle Nunnelly (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso H.S.) was named Mid-Continent Conference Newcomer of the Year, and was one of three Crusaders to earn Second Team All Mid-Continent Conference honors following the Mid-Con Cross Country Championships held on Saturday.
November 03, 2003 | Volleyball
Valparaiso University's Sara Silcox (Michigan City, Ind./Michigan City H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Defensive Player of the Week following a pair of Crusader victories last week.
November 02, 2003 | Women's Basketball
Freshman Carrie Myers (Stickleyville, Va./Lee H.S.) led three Crusaders in double-figures as Valparaiso defeated the Reebok Lady Stars 73-65 in exhibition action on Sunday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
November 02, 2003 | Men's Soccer
Two first half goals were all that Western Illinois needed as the Leathernecks defeated Valparaiso 2-0 on Senior Day Sunday afternoon at Eastgate Field.
November 02, 2003 | Women's Soccer
For the third time during Mid-Continent Conference action Valparaiso played to a draw, as the Crusaders tied Centenary 1-1 in double-overtime on Senior Day Sunday morning at Eastgate Field.
November 01, 2003 | Men's Swimming & Diving
The Valparaiso University men's swimming and diving team finished in second place at the Eastern Illinois Invitational on Friday and Saturday in Charleston, Ill.
November 01, 2003 | Volleyball
Valparaiso needed five games to extend its Mid-Continent Conference win streak, but in the end the Crusaders pulled out a 30-28, 29-31, 30-21, 29-31, 15-9 victory over UMKC on Saturday evening in Kansas City, Mo.
November 01, 2003 | Men's Cross Country
Led by fifth-year senior Nate Nunnelly (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso H.S.), the Valparaiso University men's cross country team finished in fourth place at the Mid-Continent Conference Cross Country Championships held in Tulsa, Okla. on Saturday morning.
November 01, 2003 | Women's Cross Country
Valparaiso University's women's cross country team placed all five scorers in the top-16 places overall as the Crusaders earned a third place finish at the Mid-Continent Conference Cross Country Championships held in Tulsa, Okla. on Saturday morning. The third place finish is the best in school history for the Brown and Gold.
November 01, 2003 | Women's Swimming & Diving
The Valparaiso women's swimming and diving team finished in third place at the Eastern Illinois Invitational on Friday and Saturday in Charleston, Ill., missing out on a runner-up finish by just 2.5 points.
October 31, 2003 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University's women's basketball team will take to the floor for the first time on Sunday afternoon as they host the Reebok Lady Stars in an exhibition game at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Tip-off is at 2:05 p.m.
October 31, 2003 | Women's Soccer
A goal midway through each half proved to be more than enough for Kent State on Friday afternoon, as the Golden Flashes defeated Valparaiso 2-0 in Kent, Ohio.
October 31, 2003 | Men's Soccer
Loyola (Ill.) scored just over two minutes into the second half and made it stand up as the Ramblers defeated Valparaiso 1-0 on Friday afternoon at Eastgate Field.
October 31, 2003 | Volleyball
Valparaiso continued its dominance in the Mid-Continent Conference on Friday evening with a convincing 30-23, 30-24, 30-16 victory over Western Illinois in Macomb, Ill. to improve to 10-0 in conference play.
October 30, 2003 | Women's Basketball
Excitement will be in the air when the Valparaiso Crusaders women's basketball team takes to the floor for the 2003-2004 season. After qualifying for the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history last season, and participating in postseason play in each of the last two years, confidence is at an all-time high for the Brown and Gold.
October 28, 2003 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso University's Nic Kooyers (Holland, Mich./Holland H.S.) has been named the final Mid-Continent Conference Men's Tennis Player of the Week for the fall season.
October 28, 2003 | Volleyball
Valparaiso saw its 17-match homecourt win streak come to an end on Tuesday evening as the Loyola (Ill.) Ramblers defeated the Crusaders in three games 30-20, 30-24, 30-27 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
October 27, 2003 | Football
Valpo's David Macchi was selected as the Pioneer Football League Co-Offensive Player of the Week following the Crusaders' 51-45 overtime victory over Drake on Saturday.
October 25, 2003 | Women's Soccer
Oral Roberts jumped out to a 2-0 lead and eventually defeated Valparaiso 4-1 late Saturday evening in Tulsa, Okla.
October 25, 2003 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso's men's swimming and diving team finished in sixth place at the Indiana Intercollegiates on Saturday afternoon in a meet held in West Lafayette, Ind.
October 25, 2003 | Men's Tennis
The Valparaiso University doubles team of Ben Dunham-Freer (Fort Thomas, Ky./Highlands H.S.) and Jeff Vrabel (Allen Park, Mich./St. Francis Cabrini H.S.) dropped their opening round doubles match on Saturday in the main draw of the ITA Omni Midwest Regional Championships.
October 25, 2003 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso women's swimming and diving team finished in 7th place at the Indiana Intercollegiate Championships on Saturday afternoon in West Lafayette, Ind.
October 24, 2003 | Volleyball
Valparaiso rallied from a two games to one deficit to defeat Oral Roberts 22-30, 30-23, 29-31, 30-16, 15-11 on Friday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center for the Crusaders 16th straight home victory, increasing the Brown and Gold's lead to two games in the Mid-Continent Conference standings.
October 24, 2003 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso's men's swimming and diving team opened its dual meet season on Friday evening with a 113-91 victory over IUPUI at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool.
October 24, 2003 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso University freshman Nic Kooyers (Holland, Mich./Holland H.S.) was defeated in his second round match of qualifying at the ITA Omni Regional Championships on Friday morning in East Lansing, Mich.
October 24, 2003 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso's women's swimming and diving team opened its home season on Friday evening with a convincing 128-77 victory over IUPUI at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool.
October 23, 2003 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso University freshman Nic Kooyers (Holland, Mich./Holland H.S.) posted a straight sets victory, while teammate Ben Dunham-Freer (Fort Thomas, Ky./Highlands H.S.) lost a three-set match in the first round of qualifying at the ITA Omni Regional Championships held in East Lansing, Mich. on Thursday evening.
October 23, 2003 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University's women's basketball team, fresh off their first NCAA Tournament appearance in school history, has been selected to finish in second place in the Mid-Continent Conference according to the annual preseason poll that is conducted by the conference's basketball coaches, SIDs, and selected media members. The Crusaders Katie Boone (Greenwood, Ind./Center Grove H.S.) and Suzie Hammel (Lafayette, Ind./Lebanon H.S.) were each selected to the Mid-Con's Preseason All-Conference Second Team.
October 21, 2003 | Football
With two straight PFL North victories, Valpo (5-3, 2-0 PFL North) will host Drake on Parents' Day this Saturday with the chance to clinch a share of the division title.
October 21, 2003 | Volleyball
Valparaiso saw its eight-game winning streak come to an end on Tuesday evening as the Crusaders dropped a four-game match, 22-30, 30-25, 30-27, 30-27, to IPFW in Fort Wayne, Ind.
October 20, 2003 | Football
Valpo's Rob Giancola was selected as the Pioneer Football League Offensive Player of the Week following the Crusaders' 41-34 victory over San Diego on Saturday.
October 19, 2003 | Men's Soccer
Adrian Conrad's first goal of the season was the difference, as IUPUI shutout Valparaiso 1-0 on Sunday afternoon in a Mid-Continent Conference match held in Indianapolis, Ind.
October 19, 2003 | Women's Soccer
For the second time this weekend Valparaiso's women's soccer team played to a double-overtime tie, as the Crusaders and Western Illinois played for 110 minutes before settling for a 1-1 draw on Sunday afternoon at Eastgate Field.
October 18, 2003 | Women's Cross Country
Valparaiso's men's cross country team finished in 17th place at the Wisconsin-Parkside Invitational held on Saturday in Kenosha, Wis. as those Crusaders that did not run at the Pre-NCAA Meet competed in the invitational.
October 18, 2003 | Women's Cross Country
Valparaiso's women's cross country team finished in 17th place at the Wisconsin-Parkside Invitational held on Saturday in Kenosha, Wis.
October 18, 2003 | Women's Cross Country
Valparaiso's women's cross country team finished 32nd at the Pre-NCAA Meet held in Cedar Falls, Iowa on Saturday afternoon in the Crusaders final competition prior to the Mid-Continent Conference Championships.
October 18, 2003 | Men's Cross Country
With Valparaiso's men's cross country team facing many nationally-ranked teams on Saturday at the Pre-NCAA Meet in Cedar Falls, Iowa, Rick Wenger (Belvidere, Ill./Belvidere H.S.) led the way for the Crusaders with a time of 26:28 over the eight-kilometer course.
October 17, 2003 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso and IUPUI tallied 110 minutes of action on Friday evening in Indianapolis, Ind., but in the end, neither team could score a goal as the two schools battled to a 0-0 double-overtime draw.
October 17, 2003 | Volleyball
Valparaiso breezed to a 30-22, 30-11, 30-19 victory over Oakland in just one hour and ten minutes on Friday evening in Rochester, Mich., as the Crusaders finished the first half of the Mid-Continent Conference schedule a perfect 7-0.
October 14, 2003 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso University's Rachel Janssen (Fort Wayne, Ind./Dwenger H.S.) capped off her fall season with a nearly perfect Saluki Invitational, and for her efforts was named the Mid-Continent Conference Player of the Week.
October 14, 2003 | Softball
Valparaiso's softball team has concluded its fall season posting a 2-7 record over three weekends.
October 14, 2003 | Football
On the heels of its upset of then-#1-ranked Dayton, Valpo (4-3, 1-0 PFL) hosts San Diego (5-1, 1-0 PFL) in the battle of Pioneer Football League unbeatens.

October 13, 2003 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso's men's soccer match scheduled for Sunday afternoon against IUPUI has been moved up one hour and will now begin at 1 p.m. The contest will take place at Kuntz Stadium in Indianapolis.
October 13, 2003 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso University head women's tennis coach Tim Maluga has announced his 2004 spring schedule.
October 13, 2003 | Volleyball
Valparaiso University's Cyndi Norman (Minooka, Ill./Minooka H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this season.
October 13, 2003 | Football
Valpo's David Macchi, Rob Giancola and Michael Mroz were selected Pioneer Football League Players of the Week following the Crusaders' 33-28 upset of then-#1-ranked Dayton on Saturday.
October 12, 2003 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso's women's soccer team snapped a two-match losing skid with a 2-0 victory over IPFW on Sunday afternoon at Eastgate Field.
October 12, 2003 | Men's Soccer
The Valparaiso men's soccer team recorded its second victory in its last three outings, defeating Drury 2-0 in Springfield, Mo. on Sunday afternoon.
October 11, 2003 | Volleyball
Valparaiso remained perfect in the Mid-Continent Conference after winning a thrilling five-game match over IUPUI 19-30, 30-26, 30-24, 23-30, 15-13 on Saturday evening in Indianapolis.
October 11, 2003 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso University freshman Rachel Janssen (Fort Wayne, Ind./Dwenger H.S.) won two more singles matches on Saturday to finish perfect at second singles in the Saluki Invitational held in Carbondale, Ill.
October 11, 2003 | Football
David Macchi passed for 404 yards and four touchdowns, and Rob Giancola amassed a PFL and school-record 275 receiving yards, including two long touchdowns, as Valpo (4-3, 1-0 PFL) upset #1-ranked Dayton 33-28 in the Pioneer Football League opener.
October 10, 2003 | Women's Soccer
Lisa-Marie Woods scored twice and added an assist as Oakland handed Valparaiso its first Mid-Continent Conference loss on Friday afternoon, 3-0, at Eastgate Field.
October 10, 2003 | Volleyball
Valparaiso registered its fifth straight three-game sweep on Friday afternoon as the Crusaders downed Chicago State 31-29, 30-20, 30-17 in the Windy City to improve to 17-4 overall and 5-0 in the Mid-Continent Conference.
October 10, 2003 | Men's Soccer
Oral Roberts protected its home field on Friday evening, defeating Valparaiso 3-0 in a Mid-Continent Conference match held in Tulsa, Okla.
October 10, 2003 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso won two doubles matches and a pair of singles contests on day one at the Saluki Invitational held in Carbondale, Ill. on Friday.
October 07, 2003 | Football
Valpo (3-3, 0-0 PFL) will travel to play defending champion Dayton (6-0, 0-0 PFL) on Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. EDT in the PFL North opener.
October 07, 2003 | Women's Basketball
For the fifth straight season Valparaiso University's women's basketball team has been ranked in the top-25 among the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Academic Honor Roll. The Crusaders ranked ninth in the country in team grade point average for the 2002-2003 school year.
October 06, 2003 | Men's Soccer
Owen Hoyt (Spring Grove, Ill./Prairie Ridge H.S.) helped Valparaiso to its first victory of the season over the weekend, and in the process was named the Mid-Continent Conference Offensive Player of the Week.
October 06, 2003 | Volleyball
Valparaiso University senior Heather Hynds (Mundelein, Ill./Mundelein H.S.) was named the Mid-Continent Conference Defensive Player of the Week after leading the Crusaders to a pair of victories last weekend.
October 05, 2003 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso's men's soccer team had an offensive outburst for the first time this season on Sunday afternoon, and as a result the Crusaders tallied their first victory of the season, 3-2 over Centenary, at Eastgate Field.
October 05, 2003 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso's women's tennis team recorded a 6-1 neutral site victory over Wisconsin-Green Bay on Sunday afternoon in Chicago, Ill.
October 04, 2003 | Volleyball
Valparaiso's volleyball team continued its winning ways on Saturday evening, capturing its 15th straight home victory as the Crusaders defeated Western Illinois in three straight games, 30-21, 30-15, 30-25 on Homecoming evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
October 04, 2003 | Women's Cross Country
Valparaiso's women's cross country team sent eight individuals to the Loyola Lakefront Invitational on Saturday afternoon in Chicago, Ill. and came away with a 38th place finish overall.
October 04, 2003 | Men's Cross Country
Six members of Valparaiso's men's cross country that did not run at the Notre Dame Invitational on Friday competed Saturday at the Loyola Lakefront Invitational held in Chicago, Ill., with the team placing 46th out of 52 teams.
October 04, 2003 | Football
David Macchi compiled 429 yards in total offense and passed for three touchdowns, but Valpo fell to Morehead State, 32-26, in the Crusaders' Homecoming Game.

October 04, 2003 | Men's Tennis
Their alumni counterparts proved to be too much for Valparaiso's men's tennis team for the second straight year on Saturday morning, defeating the Crusaders current team 7-3 as part of Homecoming activities at Brown Courts.
October 03, 2003 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso opened its 2003-04 swimming and diving season on Friday evening at the Dennis Stark Relays held in Notre Dame, Ind. and the men came away with a third place finish.
October 03, 2003 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso's women's soccer team saw its two-match win streak come to an end on Friday evening as the Crusaders fell to Northern Arizona 5-1 in a neutral site match held in Cedar City, Utah.
October 03, 2003 | Women's Cross Country
Danielle Nunnelly's (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso H.S.) fifth place finish overall led the Valparaiso Crusaders to a fourth place finish as a team on Friday afternoon at the Notre Dame Invitational.
October 03, 2003 | Men's Soccer
Owen Hoyt (Spring Grove, Ill./Prairie Ridge H.S.) scored Valparaiso's first goal in nearly 600 minutes, but it was not enough as the Crusaders dropped their Mid-Continent Conference opener to UMKC 3-1 on Friday afternoon at Eastgate Field.
October 03, 2003 | Volleyball
Valparaiso extended its home court winning streak to 14 straight on Friday evening as the Crusaders defeated UMKC in three games (30-25, 30-27, 30-26) at the Athletics-Recreation Center and in the process moved into sole possession of first place in the Mid-Continent Conference standings.
October 03, 2003 | Men's Cross Country
Valparaiso's men's cross country team turned in a ninth place performance on Friday afternoon in the Gold Race of the Notre Dame Invitational.
October 03, 2003 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso's women's swimming and diving team opened its season with a fourth place finish on Friday evening at the Dennis Stark Relays held in Notre Dame, Ind.
October 03, 2003 | Men's Tennis
Wisconsin-Green Bay defeated Valparaiso 5-2 on Friday afternoon at Matchpoint Tennis Club in a contest that was moved indoors due to the inclement weather in the Valparaiso area.
October 02, 2003 | Women's Soccer
Amanda Meyer (Somerset, Wis./Somerset H.S.) scored twice and Valparaiso overcame a pair of red cards as the Crusaders defeated Southern Utah 2-1 in Valpo's Mid-Continent Conference opener in Cedar City, Utah.
October 02, 2003 | Football
Following record-setting performances last week, Valpo (3-2) will host Morehead State (2-2) in the annual Homecoming Game this Saturday.

October 01, 2003 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso University senior Jay Adams (Detroit, Mich./Andover H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Men's Tennis Player of the Week following his performance at the Ball State Fall Invitational.
September 30, 2003 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso University's Jennifer Bartels (Muskegon, Mich./Mona Shores H.S.) has been named Mid-Continent Conference Offensive Player of the Week after leading the Crusaders to their first victory of the season.
September 29, 2003 | Men's Basketball
Joaquim "Kikas" Gomes, a member of Valparaiso University's men's basketball team, was recently selected to play in the 2004 Olympics for his native country of Angola.
September 28, 2003 | Men's Soccer
Matt Nickell's rebound goal nearly four minutes into the second overtime lifted Drake to a 1-0 victory over Valparaiso on Sunday afternoon in Des Moines, Iowa.
September 28, 2003 | Women's Soccer
Amanda Meyer (Somerset, Wis./Somerset H.S.) scored her first collegiate goal in overtime and Jennifer Bartels (Muskegon, Mich./Mona Shores H.S.) tallied a pair of goals as Valparaiso downed Eastern Illinois 3-2 on Sunday afternoon at Eastgate Field for the first victory of the season for the Crusaders.
September 28, 2003 | Men's Tennis
Joe Venagus (St. Charles, Ill./St. Charles North H.S.) and Jay Adams (Detroit, Mich./Andover H.S.) both concluded play on Sunday at the Ball State Fall Invitational.
September 27, 2003 | Football
David Macchi passed for a school-record 452 yards and four touchdowns, and Rob Giancola had a school-record 233 receiving yards and three touchdowns, but Valpo (3-2) fell to Jacksonville 34-27.
September 27, 2003 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso's women's tennis team defeated Dayton 4-3 on Saturday afternoon at Brown Courts. The Crusaders match that was scheduled against Indianapolis was cancelled due to darkness.
September 27, 2003 | Volleyball
Valparaiso went down to Tulsa, Okla. on Saturday evening and did what no Mid-Continent Conference team has ever done since Oral Roberts joined the Mid-Con. The Crusaders defeated the Golden Eagles, and did so soundly, 30-23, 30-27, 30-27.
September 27, 2003 | Men's Tennis
Jay Adams (Detroit, Mich./Andover H.S.) turned in a terrific performance for Valparaiso on Saturday at the Ball State Fall Invitational, advancing to the semifinals of the consolation draw in the D Flight in singles, while also winning the consolation draw in the D Flight of doubles with Evan Roller (Canton, Mich./Plymouth Salem H.S.) held in Muncie, Ind.
September 26, 2003 | Men's Soccer
After back-to-back shutout draws, the Valparaiso University men's soccer team surrendered three goals on Friday afternoon, falling to Michigan State 3-0 at Eastgate Field.
September 26, 2003 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso University's women's soccer match that was scheduled for Friday afternoon at Eastgate Field against Bowling Green has been cancelled due to thunderstorms in the Valparaiso area. The match will not be made up.
September 26, 2003 | Volleyball
Valparaiso's volleyball team welcomed Centenary to the Mid-Continent Conference on Friday evening with a 30-23, 30-23, 30-23 victory over the Ladies in Shreveport, La.
September 26, 2003 | Men's Tennis
Jeff Vrabel (Allen Park, Mich./St. Francis Cabrini H.S.) won a pair of matches to move into the quarterfinals at the Ball State Fall Invitational on Friday in Muncie, Ind.
September 25, 2003 | Men's Track & Field
Valparaiso University will hold a USA Track and Field Level I Coaching School from November 28-30 which will be led by Crusader head coach Tyler Wingard and assistant coach Aimee Dawson.
September 25, 2003 | Women's Track & Field
Valparaiso University will hold a USA Track and Field Level I Coaching School from November 28-30 which will be led by Crusader head coach Tyler Wingard and assistant coach Aimee Dawson.
September 23, 2003 | Football
Off to its best start since the 2000 season, Valpo (3-1) travels to play Jacksonville (2-1) on Saturday beginning at noon EDT. The Crusaders, who own a three-game win streak, are coming off a 38-6 victory over Saint Francis (PA) in Valparaiso.
September 23, 2003 | Softball
Valparaiso University head softball coach Randy Schneider has announced his 2004 schedule, which will feature 11 home dates and 21 total home contests.
September 23, 2003 | Volleyball
Led by sophomores Liz Mikos (Dundee, Ill./Jacobs H.S.) and Lauren Moulton (Elgin, Ill./Larkin H.S.), Valparaiso defeated DePaul for the first time since 1995 by the score of 27-30, 30-21, 39-37, 30-16 in Chicago, Ill.
September 21, 2003 | Men's Soccer
For the first time in school history the Valparaiso University men's soccer team battled to their second straight 0-0 after a double-overtime effort on Sunday afternoon against Xavier (Ohio) at Eastgate Field.
September 21, 2003 | Women's Soccer
The Valparaiso University women's soccer team remains winless on the season after falling to Drake 3-1 on Sunday afternoon in the rain in Des Moines, Iowa.
September 20, 2003 | Football
David Macchi passed for 270 yards and three touchdowns, and Nick Reid rushed for 133 yards and two touchdowns as Valpo (3-1) defeated Saint Francis (PA) 38-6. The Crusaders are off to their best start since the 2000 season when they also began 3-1.
September 20, 2003 | Volleyball
The Michigan Wolverines used .237 hitting to defeat Valparaiso 30-25, 30-18, 28-30, 33-31 in the final game of the Michigan/Nike Challenge on Saturday evening in Ann Arbor, Mich.
September 20, 2003 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso University volleyball team rebounded after two straight five-game defeats to defeat Central Michigan 30-18, 30-25, 16-30, 30-24 on Saturday afternoon in the Michigan/Nike Challenge held in Ann Arbor, Mich.
September 19, 2003 | Women's Soccer
Ann Caley's penalty kick goal 7:11 into overtime lifted Northern Iowa to a 2-1 victory over Valparaiso on Friday evening in Cedar Falls, Iowa.
September 19, 2003 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso University's Ben Dunham-Freer (Fort Thomas, Ky./Highlands H.S.) was named the first Mid-Continent Conference men's tennis Player of the Week for the season following four victories at the Bradley Invitational.
September 19, 2003 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso University men's and women's basketball season tickets are on sale through the Valpo Athletics Ticket Office. Season tickets can be purchased by calling Cindy Eaton at (219) 464-5233. Season tickets can be purchased by check (payable to Valparaiso University), Visa/MasterCard or Discover. Orders are due by Sept. 26.

September 19, 2003 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University men's and women's basketball season tickets are on sale through the Valpo Athletics Ticket Office. Season tickets can be purchased by calling Cindy Eaton at (219) 464-5233. Season tickets can be purchased by check (payable to Valparaiso University), Visa/MasterCard or Discover. Orders are due by Sept. 26.

September 19, 2003 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso registered its first result of the 2003 season on Friday afternoon in Columbus, Ohio, as the Crusaders battled to a 0-0 double-overtime tie with Ohio State.
September 19, 2003 | Women's Cross Country
The Valparaiso University women's cross country team finished in fifth place out of 22 teams on Friday afternoon at the Indiana Intercollegiate Championships held in Terre Haute, Ind.
September 19, 2003 | Men's Cross Country
The Valparaiso University men's cross country team finished in tenth place out of 26 teams at the Indiana Intercollegiate Championships on Friday afternoon in Terre Haute, Ind.
September 17, 2003 | Volleyball
Bowling Green rallied from a two game to none deficit to force a deciding game, but for the second straight match dropped a five-game match to a Mid-American Conference opponent as the Crusaders fell to Bowling Green 30-23, 30-27, 21-30, 28-30, 15-12 at the Falcons' Anderson Arena on Wednesday evening.
September 17, 2003 | Football
Currently owning a two-game win streak, Valpo (2-1) plays its second home game of the season Saturday, hosting Saint Francis (PA) (0-2). The Crusaders are off to their best start since the 2000 season when they also began 2-1. Valpo is coming off a 38-14 road victory over Austin Peay.
September 16, 2003 | Volleyball
Valparaiso University junior Sara Silcox (Michigan City, Ind./Michigan City H.S.) has become the third straight Crusaders to earn Mid-Continent Conference Player of the Week honors after gaining the Defensive Award this week.
September 14, 2003 | Men's Soccer
Three second half goals by Detroit led the host Titans to a 3-0 victory over Valparaiso on Sunday afternoon in Detroit, Mich.
September 14, 2003 | Volleyball
Valparaiso University's Liz Mikos (Dundee, Ill./Jacobs H.S.) and Sara Silcox (Michigan City, Ind./Michigan City H.S.) have each been named to the NIU Comfort Inn & Suites All-Tournament following the completion of the event that took place on Friday and Saturday.
September 14, 2003 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso's women's soccer team dropped its fifth straight match to begin the season on Sunday afternoon, falling to Indiana State 2-0 in Terre Haute, Ind.
September 13, 2003 | Women's Tennis
The Valparaiso University women's tennis team opened its fall schedule on Friday and Saturday competing in the Indiana State Invitational held in Terre Haute, Ind.
September 13, 2003 | Football
Rob Giancola caught three touchdown passes of 67, 57 and 3 yards as Valpo (2-1) defeated Austin Peay 38-14. David Macchi led a balanced Crusader attack with 333 total yards. The senior passed for 232 yards and three touchdowns, and rushed for 101 yards. Nick Reid, a 6'1", 252-pound junior, finished with 121 yards on 20 carries. For the second straight game, Valpo displayed a productive, well-balanced offense, compiling 555 total yards. Kevin Knutson led Valpo with 8 receptions for 94 yards.
September 13, 2003 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso University volleyball team defeated Illinois-Chicago for the first time since 1996 on Saturday morning, downing the Flames 30-26, 30-22, 30-23 in match two of the NIU Comfort Inn & Suites Invitational held in DeKalb, Ill.
September 13, 2003 | Men's Tennis
The Valparaiso University men's tennis team defeated Wisconsin-Green Bay 4-2 and played to a 3-3 tie with Creighton in singles action on Saturday at the Bradley Invitational.
September 13, 2003 | Volleyball
Valparaiso came within one game of winning its third straight tournament on Saturday evening, before the Crusaders dropped an exciting 30-27, 25-30, 28-30, 30-18, 19-17 decision at Northern Illinois in the championship match of the NIU Comfort Inn & Suites Invitational.
September 12, 2003 | Men's Tennis
The Valparaiso University men's tennis team opened its 2003 fall season with three doubles contests at the Bradley Invitational.
September 12, 2003 | Volleyball
Valparaiso bounced back from its first loss of the season Friday evening with a 30-24, 23-30, 30-21, 30-26 victory over Stony Brook in DeKalb, Ill. in the first round of the NIU Comfort Inn & Suites Invitational.
September 11, 2003 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University will be holding its ninth annual Fall Coaches' Clinic on Friday and Saturday, September 26-27.
September 11, 2003 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso University head men's basketball coach Homer Drew announced the addition of Rex Walters as an assistant coach. Walters joins the Valpo staff after serving as a graduate assistant at Emporia (Kan.) State University during the 2003 year.
September 10, 2003 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso University men's tennis coach Jim Daugherty has announced the Crusaders 2004 spring schedule.
September 09, 2003 | Football
Fresh off its first win of the season, Valpo (1-1) will travel to Clarksville, Tenn. to oppose Austin Peay (0-2) on Saturday at 1 p.m. The Crusaders defeated Wisconsin Lutheran 33-13 last Saturday in the home opener. In its home opener, Austin Peay fell to Campbellsville 17-14.
September 09, 2003 | Volleyball
Valparaiso went into 15th-ranked Notre Dame on Wednesday evening and turned in a valient effort before falling to the Fighting Irish 30-21, 30-17, 32-30.
September 08, 2003 | Volleyball
Valparaiso University's Cyndi Norman (Minooka, Ill./Minooka H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Offensive Player of the Week after leading the Crusaders to the Popcorn Classic championship over the weekend.
September 07, 2003 | Women's Soccer
The University of Toledo made two first half goals stand up as the Rockets defeated the Valparaiso University women's soccer team 2-1 on Sunday afternoon at Eastgate Field.
September 07, 2003 | Men's Soccer
Butler scored four times in the second half to break open a tied match as the Bulldogs went on to defeat Valparaiso 5-1 on Sunday afternoon in Indianapolis, Ind.
September 06, 2003 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso volleyball team ran its record to 7-0 on the season Saturday afternoon, defeating East Tennessee State 30-14, 30-24, 30-19 in their second game of the Popcorn Classic at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
September 06, 2003 | Football
Nick Reid rushed for 130 yards and one touchdown, and David Macchi passed for 263 yards and one touchdown as Valpo (1-1) defeated Wisconsin Lutheran 33-13 in the Crusaders' home opener.
September 06, 2003 | Volleyball
Valparaiso University's Sarah Schmalz (Corona, Calif./Riverside Christian H.S.) has been named the Most Valuable Player of the 2003 Popcorn Classic after leading the Crusaders to the tournament title and the best start in Mid-Continent Conference history at 8-0.
September 06, 2003 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso volleyball team defended its Popcorn Classic title and extended its winning streak to eight as the Crusaders defeated Indiana State 32-30, 30-26, 27-30, 30-21 on Saturday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
September 05, 2003 | Women's Soccer
Jessica Brennan's goal with just under 18 minutes to play in regulation lifted Northern Colorado to a 2-1 victory over Valparaiso on Friday afternoon at Eastgate Field.
September 05, 2003 | Men's Soccer
Evansville scored five times within a 25 minute span in the second half as the Purple Aces defeated Valparaiso 5-0 on Friday evening in Evansville, Ind.
September 05, 2003 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso University volleyball team continued its dominance on the court in the early portion of the season Friday evening, defeating Cleveland State 30-18, 30-26, 30-22 in front of more than 600 fans at the Athletics-Recreation Center. With the victory in the first match of their Popcorn Classic, Valpo moves to 6-0 on the season, the best start in Mid-Continent Conference volleyball history.
September 05, 2003 | Women's Cross Country
Elizabeth Whiting (Parma, Mich./Western H.S.) finished in third place to help lead Valparaiso University to third place finish as a team at the Crusader Invitational held at Sunset Hills Farm on Friday afternoon.
September 05, 2003 | Men's Basketball
A home game against Cincinnati on Dec. 2 and a road contest against Duke on Feb. 26 highlight Valparaiso University's 2003-04 Men's Basketball Schedule. The Crusaders, defending Mid-Continent Conference regular season champions, will play five consecutive non-conference home games against South Florida (Nov. 25), Cincinnati, Indiana State (Dec. 8), Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Dec. 10) and Loyola (Dec. 13).
September 05, 2003 | Men's Cross Country
The Valparaiso University men's cross country team opened its 2003 season on Friday afternoon at Sunset Hills Farm with a third place finish in the Crusader Invitational.
September 04, 2003 | Men's Soccer
The match time of Valparaiso University's men's soccer match scheduled for Friday at Evansville has been changed to 8 p.m.
September 03, 2003 | Football
After playing its season opener last weekend, Valpo (0-1) will kick off its home season on Saturday against Wisconsin Lutheran (0-0) at 1 p.m. The Crusaders home slate is comprised of five games.
September 02, 2003 | Volleyball
Valparaiso University's Liz Mikos (Dundee, Ill./Jacobs H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Defensive Player of the Week after leading the Crusaders to a 5-0 start, the best in school history.
September 01, 2003 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso volleyball team remained perfect on the season as the Crusaders defeated UC Riverside 27-30, 30-27, 30-22, 30-26 late Monday evening in Riverside, Calif. to continue the best start in school history.
September 01, 2003 | Softball
Valparaiso University head softball coach Randy Schneider has announced the addition of Kari Nelson as an assistant coach for the Crusaders.
August 31, 2003 | Volleyball
Valparaiso University's Liz Mikos (Dundee, Ill./Jacobs H.S.) was named Most Valuable Player of the Titan Classic and Cyndi Norman (Minooka, Ill./Minooka H.S.) also earned All-Tournament Team honors as the Crusaders won the event hosted by Cal State Fullerton.
August 31, 2003 | Women's Soccer
Western Michigan scored four times in the first half as the Broncos spoiled Valparaiso's home opener 4-0 on Sunday afternoon at a rainy Eastgate Field.
August 30, 2003 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso University volleyball team won its third straight match to begin the season for the first time since 1990 on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders defeated Nevada 30-21, 30-28, 30-22 in the Titan Classic held in Fullerton, Calif.
August 30, 2003 | Volleyball
For the first time in school history the Valparaiso volleyball team is off to a 4-0 start after defeating Fordham 30-25, 30-22, 30-28 late Saturday evening in Fullerton, Calif. to win the Titan Classic hosted by Cal State Fullerton.
August 30, 2003 | Football
Stewart Childress passed for 191 yards and two touchdowns as Murray State, a full-scholarship NCAA I-AA program, defeated Valpo 34-0 in the season opener.
August 29, 2003 | Women's Soccer
Lindsay Faron's goal in the 58th minute was all the scoring that Loyola (Ill.) needed on Friday evening as the Ramblers defeated Valparaiso 1-0 in the season opener for both schools in Chicago.
August 29, 2003 | Men's Soccer
Jamal Sutton scored twice for Southwest Missouri State on Friday evening as the visiting Bears spoiled Valparaiso's season opener, defeating the Crusaders 3-1 at Eastgate Field.
August 29, 2003 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso University volleyball team opened its 2003 season in style with a 30-21, 30-11, 30-12 victory over Bucknell on Friday afternoon in the Titan Classic held in Fullerton, Calif.
August 29, 2003 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso University volleyball team improved to 2-0 on the season as the Crusaders defeated Cal State Fullerton in four games, 30-24, 23-30, 31-29, 30-24 late on Friday evening at the Titan Classic in Fullerton, Calif.
August 28, 2003 | Football
Valpo begins its 83rd season of football on Saturday by opposing Murray State in Kentucky. The 6 p.m. CST contest pits the Crusaders against the Racers, a NCAA I-AA scholarship program. Murray State (7-5 in 2003) shared the Ohio Valley Conference Championship last season.
August 28, 2003 | Women's Soccer
The Valparaiso University women's soccer team has been selected to finish in third place in the Mid-Continent Conference standings according to the preseason poll selected by the league's head coaches.
August 27, 2003 | Men's Soccer
The Valparaiso University men's soccer team has been picked to finish in fourth place in the Mid-Continent Conference according to the annual preseason poll conducted of the league's head coaches.
August 26, 2003 | Men's Soccer
A year after qualifying for the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament for the first time in four seasons, the Valparaiso University men's soccer team will look to continue its climb up the Mid-Con standings as the 2003 season unfolds.
August 25, 2003 | Women's Soccer
After finishing second in the Mid-Continent Conference two straight seasons, the Valparaiso University women's soccer team looks claim it first-ever league title in 2003.
August 24, 2003 | Women's Soccer
Emily King (Colona, Ill./United Township H.S.) scored three times as Valparaiso's women's soccer team concluded its exhibition portion of its schedule defeating DePauw 4-2 on Sunday afternoon in Greencastle, Ind.
August 24, 2003 | Men's Soccer
The Valparaiso men's soccer team ended the exhibition portion of their schedule on Sunday afternoon in Kalamazoo, Mich. with a 4-0 loss to Western Michigan.
August 22, 2003 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso University Director of Athletics William Steinbrecher announced that Homer Drew, the winningest coach in Valpo history, is returning as head men's basketball coach. Homer is succeeding his son Scott who resigned to become the head men's basketball coach at Baylor University.
August 22, 2003 | Men's Track & Field
Aimee Dawson has been named a new assistant track and field coach at Valparaiso University by head coach Tyler Wingard.
August 22, 2003 | Women's Track & Field
Aimee Dawson has been named a new assistant track and field coach at Valparaiso University by head coach Tyler Wingard.
August 22, 2003 | Men's Soccer
Northwestern visited Eastgate Field on Friday evening for a scrimmage with Valparaiso and handed the Crusaders their second exhibition loss of the preseason 4-0.
August 22, 2003 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso University Director of Athletics William Steinbrecher announced that Scott Drew has resigned as head men's basketball coach to become the head men's basketball coach at Baylor University.
August 22, 2003 | Women's Cross Country
Valparaiso's women's cross country team has been tabbed to finish in third place in the Mid-Continent Conference in 2003 according to the preseason poll which was voted upon by the league's head coaches.
August 22, 2003 | Men's Cross Country
The Valparaiso University men's cross country team has been selected to finish in fourth place in the Mid-Continent Conference based upon the 2003 preseason poll as voted upon by the league's head coaches.
August 21, 2003 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso University volleyball team has been selected to finish in second place in the Mid-Continent Conference for the 2003 season by the league's head coaches.
August 20, 2003 | Men's Soccer
The Valparaiso men's soccer team opened the preseason portion of their schedule on Wednesday evening, falling to Bethel (Ind.) 4-1 at Eastgate Field.
August 19, 2003 | Women's Soccer
The Valparaiso University women's soccer team had it rough going on Tuesday as they took to the field for the first time in 2003, falling 7-1 to Wisconsin-Milwaukee on the road in exhibition action.
August 13, 2003 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso University's men's soccer match that is scheduled for September 21 against Xavier (Ohio) has been moved from Cincinnati to Valpo's Eastgate Field. The contest will begin at 1 p.m.
August 08, 2003 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso University Director of Athletics William Steinbrecher announced that Dan Carl has resigned as head men's and women's swimming & diving coach/exercise physiologist effective immediately.
August 08, 2003 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso University Director of Athletics William Steinbrecher announced that Dan Carl has resigned as head men's and women's swimming & diving coach/exercise physiologist effective immediately.
August 01, 2003 | Softball
Valparaiso University athletic director Bill Steinbrecher has announced that Randy Schneider has been named the new head softball coach for the Crusaders.
July 24, 2003 | Men's Soccer
The Valparaiso University men's soccer team has changed two match times for the upcoming fall season.
July 17, 2003 | Men's Tennis
The Valparaiso University men's tennis team has added the Ball State Invitational to its 2003 fall schedule. The tournament will take place September 26-28 in Muncie, Ind.
July 01, 2003 | Football
Valparaiso University wide receiver Rob Giancola was selected to the 2003 I-AA Mid-Major Preseason All-America Team by The Sports Network.
June 19, 2003 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso University women's tennis coach Tim Maluga has announced his 2003 fall schedule, which has the Crusaders competing on three different weekends.
June 09, 2003 | Football
Valparaiso University head football coach Tom Horne announced the addition of 37 recruits for the 2003 season. Among the recruits are eight offensive linemen, six running backs, five linebackers, four quarterbacks, four defensive linemen, four defensive backs, two wide receivers, two tight ends and two kickers.
June 06, 2003 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso University men's tennis coach Jim Daugherty has announced the Crusaders 2003 fall schedule, which includes three tournaments.
June 03, 2003 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University Director of Athletics Bill Steinbrecher has announced that the Crusaders head women's basketball coach Keith Freeman has signed a contract extension through the 2006-2007 season, and that Steve Bruce has been promoted to Associate Head Coach.
May 29, 2003 | Men's Cross Country
Valparaiso University head cross country coach Mike Straubel has announced his 2003 schedule which has the Crusaders competing on six different weekends this fall.
May 29, 2003 | Women's Cross Country
Valparaiso University head cross country coach Mike Straubel has announced his 2003 schedule which has the Crusaders competing on six different weekends this fall.
May 29, 2003 | Football
Valparaiso University will host a Kids First Football & Fitness Football Camp July 21-24 at Brown Field. Valpo head coach Tom Horne, who will direct the camp, will be joined as instructors by several members of the Valpo coaching staff. The camp, for ages 6-14, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day. The cost of the basic camp starts at $149 per person. Fees may vary upon registration.
May 28, 2003 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso University swimming and diving coach Dan Carl has announced the Crusaders 2003-2004 schedule, which will open on October 3 at the Dennis Stark Relays hosted by Notre Dame.
May 28, 2003 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso University swimming and diving coach Dan Carl has announced the Crusaders 2003-2004 schedule, which will open on October 3 at the Dennis Stark Relays hosted by Notre Dame.
May 27, 2003 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso University women's basketball team, coming off of its first NCAA Tournament appearance in school history, will play four games against teams that also participated in the tournament last season including a rematch with the Crusaders first round opponent, Purdue, at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
May 23, 2003 | Volleyball
Valparaiso University volleyball coach Carin Avery has announced the Crusaders 2003 volleyball schedule, which contains five matches against schools that participated in the 2002 NCAA Tournament.
May 23, 2003 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso University men's soccer coach Mis' Mrak has announced his 2003 schedule featuring three matches against teams from the Big Ten.
May 22, 2003 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso University women's soccer coach Stephen Anthony has announced his 2003 schedule. The Crusaders are coming off a second place finish in the Mid-Continent Conference last season.
M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler