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2003-04 Softball News
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August 04, 2004
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
Valparaiso University will hold several summer softball clinics during the summer of 2004 at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.
May 17, 2004
Valparaiso University had four players named to the Mid-Continent Conference Softball All-Tournament Team following the league championships held this past weekend.
May 15, 2004
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
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
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 14, 2004
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 13, 2004
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
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 10, 2004
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 08, 2004
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 07, 2004
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 04, 2004
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
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 01, 2004
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
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 28, 2004
Valparaiso University softball coach Randy Schneider has signed eight players to National Letters of Intent during the spring singing period.
April 27, 2004
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
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 24, 2004
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 23, 2004
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 21, 2004
For the second straight day, the Valparaiso-IPFW softball game scheduled for Wednesday in Fort Wayne, Ind. has been cancelled.
April 20, 2004
Valparaiso's scheduled softball doubleheader for Tuesday afternoon against IPFW has been cancelled due to the forecasted storms in the Valparaiso area.
April 19, 2004
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 17, 2004
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
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 13, 2004
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 12, 2004
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 10, 2004
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 09, 2004
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 07, 2004
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 03, 2004
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 02, 2004
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.
March 31, 2004
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 28, 2004
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
Valparaiso's softball team dropped a doubleheader against Michigan State 10-2 and 4-0 on Saturday afternoon in East Lansing, Mich.
March 25, 2004
Valparaiso's softball doubleheader scheduled for Thursday afternoon against Indiana State has been cancelled due to rain.
March 24, 2004
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
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
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 16, 2004
Valparaiso's softball doubleheader that was scheduled for Tuesday at IPFW has been postponed due to snowy conditions in the Fort Wayne area.
March 13, 2004
Valparaiso's softball team won one of three games on Saturday at the Southeast Missouri State Classic in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
March 12, 2004
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 07, 2004
Valparaiso's softball team split the final two games of the Sycamore Classic held in Terre Haute, Ind. on Sunday.
March 06, 2004
Valparaiso opened its 2004 softball season on Saturday afternoon posting a 1-2 record in Terre Haute, Ind. at the Sycamore Classic.
January 30, 2004
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.
December 31, 2003
Valparaiso University softball coach Randy Schneider will be holding three softball clinics in January.
December 12, 2003
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.
October 14, 2003
Valparaiso's softball team has concluded its fall season posting a 2-7 record over three weekends.
September 23, 2003
Valparaiso University head softball coach Randy Schneider has announced his 2004 schedule, which will feature 11 home dates and 21 total home contests.
September 01, 2003
Valparaiso University head softball coach Randy Schneider has announced the addition of Kari Nelson as an assistant coach for the Crusaders.
August 01, 2003
Valparaiso University athletic director Bill Steinbrecher has announced that Randy Schneider has been named the new head softball coach for the Crusaders.
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 5th/17 (20)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 9th/18 (12)
M Tennis Valpo 5 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 11 Detroit 2
Baseball Youngstown State 7 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 11 Valpo 10
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
M Soccer St. Joseph's College Eastgate Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Youngstown State 1 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 13
Softball Cleveland State 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 2
Volleyball Western Michigan/Butler/Eastern Michigan ARC
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo
Softball Cleveland State 4 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 6
Baseball Youngstown State 12 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 4
W Tennis Valpo 1 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Detroit 6
M Soccer Benedictine Brown Field
Apr 12, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Haitian National Team Brown Field
Apr 12, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
Apr 13 Valpo 7
W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 18 Valpo 11
W Tennis Youngstown State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19 Milwaukee 5
Softball Oakland 4 8 inn.
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Tennis Cleveland State 5 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20 12th/15 (314)
Baseball Kalamazoo Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Ohio Northern Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 5:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. UIC
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26, 3:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Chicago State Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Indiana (resumption of suspended game)
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana