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September 19, 2006 | Softball
The Valpo softball team kicked off their fall season with an impressive performance at the Chicagoland Fall Classic in Orland Park, Ill. this weekend, going 4-2 over the three-day event and finishing in third place out of 25 of the Midwest's top teams.
September 14, 2006 | Baseball
The Valparaiso University baseball program will hold a Fall Elite Camp on Sunday, October 15, 2006 at Emory G. Bauer Field for high school age players.
August 18, 2006 | Men's Track & Field
Ryan Moore, an assistant coach with the Crusader Track and Field program since 2003, has been named the new Valparaiso University Track and Field Head Coach, Director of Athletics Mark LaBarbera announced today.
August 18, 2006 | Women's Track & Field
Ryan Moore, an assistant coach with the Crusader Track and Field program since 2003, has been named the new Valparaiso University Track and Field Head Coach, Director of Athletics Mark LaBarbera announced today.
August 11, 2006 | Softball
Eric Breece, a 2006 graduate of Michigan State University, has joined the Valparaiso University softball program as a Graduate Assistant Coach, the school announced today.
August 04, 2006 | Baseball
Valparaiso University director of athletics Mark LaBarbera has announced that Tracy Woodson has been named the 16th head baseball coach in the program's history and just the fifth since 1946.
July 24, 2006 | Men's Basketball
Samuel Haanpaa (Finland/Cornerstone Christian, Texas) scored 28 points and pulled down seven rebounds Sunday in Lisbon, Portugal, leading Finland to a 91-75 win over Poland and a third place finish at the U20 European Championships.
July 19, 2006 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University's Agnieszka Kulaga (Tarnow, Poland/I Liceum Ogolnoksztalcace H.S.) and Evva Comans (Zonhoven, Belgium/Kindsheid Jesu Hasselt H.S.) each represented their home nation in the A Division of the U-20 European Championships which just completed in Sopron, Hungary.
July 18, 2006 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University's women's basketball program, known for their success both on the court and in the classroom, finished the 2005-2006 school year ranked 4th in the nation in NCAA Division I for team grade point average. This is the eighth straight season the Crusaders' team has been ranked in the top-25 on the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Academic Honor Roll. The Crusaders finished tied for 15th in the country for Division I in team grade point average one year ago in 2004-2005.
July 11, 2006 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso University men's basketball program today announced the hiring of Jason Hawkins as an Assistant Coach. The Valparaiso University grad comes to the Crusaders after serving as the Head Coach at Calumet College for the last two seasons.
July 11, 2006 | Softball
Valparaiso University Head Softball Coach Randy Schneider today announced Tracy Korth (Elgin, Ill./Larkin), a transfer from Elgin Community College, will join the Crusader softball team beginning in the 2007 season.
June 20, 2006 | Softball
Carrie Franson (Arlington, Wis./Poynette), part of the 2007 Valpo recruiting class, has been named the Division 3 Player of the Year by the Wisconsin Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association (WFSCA) for the second straight year.
June 14, 2006 | Men's Track & Field
Valparaiso University head track and field coach Tyler Wingard has announced his resignation from the program because he has accepted a similar position at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Va.
June 14, 2006 | Women's Track & Field
Valparaiso University head track and field coach Tyler Wingard has announced his resignation from the program because he has accepted a similar position at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Va.
May 27, 2006 | Women's Track & Field
Ashley Billstrom (Hales Corner, Wis./Whitnall) wrapped up the 2006 Track and Field season Saturday evening, finishing 22nd in the 3000m steeplechase at the NCAA Mideast Regional in Knoxville, Tenn.
May 26, 2006 | Men's Track & Field
Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township) closed out his spectacular sophomore season Friday against some of the nation's top competition at the NCAA Mideast Regional in Knoxville, Tenn.
May 25, 2006 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Crusader senior Bob Pedersen (Urbana, Ill./Urbana) has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V First Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), for his work in the pool and in the classroom, it was announced today.
May 24, 2006 | Baseball
Valparaiso placed three members of its baseball team on the All Mid-Continent Conference Second Team as the postseason awards were handed out on Wednesday evening.
May 22, 2006 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University head women's basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced the hiring of Jon Cain to fill the position of Associate Head Coach with the Crusader program effective May 31.
May 22, 2006 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso University head swimming and diving coach Bryan Morrison has announced the addition of 26 new student-athletes that have signed National Letters of Intent to joint the Crusader program.
May 22, 2006 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso University head swimming and diving coach Bryan Morrison has announced the addition of 26 new student-athletes that have signed National Letters of Intent to joint the Crusader program.
May 20, 2006 | Baseball
Valparaiso saw the 2006 season come to a close on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders were on the short end of a pair of one-run ball games, dropping a doubleheader to Western Illinois 4-3 and 3-2 in Macomb, Ill.
May 19, 2006 | Baseball
Valparaiso's hopes of qualifying for the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament came to an end on Friday afternoon as the Crusaders were swept in a doubleheader by Western Illinois 7-2 and 6-4 in Macomb, Ill.
May 16, 2006 | Baseball
Valparaiso saw its four-game winning streak come to an end on Tuesday afternoon in the Crusaders' home finale as the Brown and Gold dropped an 8-3 decision to Northern Illinois at Emory G. Bauer Field.
May 16, 2006 | Men's Track & Field
Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township H.S.) has received Mid-Continent Conference Athlete of the Week honors after being named the Mid-Con Athlete of the Year at the 2006 Mid-Con Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
May 15, 2006 | Women's Track & Field
Melanie Wilson (Saint Louis, Mo./Rosati-Kain H.S.), Danielle Nunnelly (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso H.S.), and Ashley Billstrom (Hales Corners, Wis./Whitnall H.S.) have been named All Mid-Continent Conference after impressive performances at the Mid-Con Outdoor Track and Field Championships last weekend.
May 15, 2006 | Baseball
Valparaiso University's Matt Gillikin (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Pitcher of the Week after throwing a three-hit shutout against Chicago State on Sunday afternoon.
May 15, 2006 | Men's Track & Field
Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township H.S.) earned Athlete of the Year honors, while Erik Lindamood (Bealeton, Va./Liberty H.S.) was also named to the All-Conference squad for their performances at the 2006 Mid-Continent Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships last weekend.
May 14, 2006 | Baseball
Sunday turned out to be a long day of baseball at Emory G. Bauer Field but in the end Valparaiso finished up three victories over Chicago State to complete a four-game weekend sweep of the Cougars and remain in the hunt for a berth in the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament as head coach Paul Twenge won his 500th game as a collegiate coach. Valpo won the completion of the suspended game 7-0, downed the Cougars 4-3 in 14 innings in game one of today's doubleheader and won the nightcap 4-0.
May 13, 2006 | Women's Track & Field
Melanie Wilson (Saint Louis, Mo./Rosati-Kain H.S.) smashed her own school record in the triple jump Saturday, leading Valparaiso to a fifth-place finish at the Mid-Continent Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Macomb, Ill.
May 13, 2006 | Men's Track & Field
Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township H.S.) used a record-setting effort in the discus Saturday to earn Athlete of the Year honors at the Mid-Continent Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Macomb, Ill.
May 13, 2006 | Baseball
After waiting out a rain delay for more than three-and-a-half hours, Valparaiso needed ten innings to defeat Chicago State in a pitchers' dual 3-2 on Saturday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field. Game two was suspended with Valpo leading 2-0 after three innings and will be completed prior to the regularly scheduled doubleheader on Sunday beginning at 9 a.m.
May 12, 2006 | Men's Track & Field
Valparaiso sits in fourth place after the second of three days of competition Friday at the Mid-Continent Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Macomb, Ill.
May 12, 2006 | Women's Tennis
Second seed Notre Dame ended Valparaiso's outstanding season on Friday afternoon as the Fighting Irish defeated the Crusaders 5-0 in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament in South Bend, Ind.
May 12, 2006 | Women's Track & Field
Amanda Body (Harlan, Ky./Harlan H.S.) broke two school records, while Ashley Billstrom (Hales Corners, Wis./Whitnall H.S.) lowered one of her own on the second of three days of action Friday at the Mid-Continent Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Macomb, Ill.
May 11, 2006 | Softball
Freshman Ashley Wolter (Denver, Iowa/Denver) grabbed a spot on the All-Conference First Team while teammates Taylor Callahan (Pendergrass, Ga./Greater Atlanta Christian), Shannon Robinson (Toronto, Ontario/John Redmond), Ann Sievert (Davenport, Iowa/Assumption) and Andrea Zappia (Indianapolis, Ind./Franklin Central) landed on the Second Team when the Mid-Con announced their year-end honors Thursday night.
May 11, 2006 | Women's Track & Field
Renae Swift's (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso H.S.) fifth-place finish in the 10,000m run led Valparaiso on the first day of competition Thursday at the Mid-Continent Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Macomb, Ill.
May 11, 2006 | Men's Track & Field
Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township H.S.) won the hammer throw Thursday as Valparaiso competed on day one of the Mid-Continent Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Macomb, Ill.
May 10, 2006 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso University, the Mid-Continent Conference regular season and tournament champions, had five tennis players recognized for their efforts by being named to either the First or Second Teams as the year end awards were handed out, while head coach Tim Maluga was named Coach of the Year for the third straight year.
May 10, 2006 | Baseball
Valparaiso rallied from an eight-run deficit with eight runs in the bottom of the seventh but Indiana plated a pair in the top of the ninth as the Hoosiers defeated the Crusaders 13-11 on Wednesday evening at U.S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind.
May 09, 2006 | Baseball
Ryan Manthei (Kenosha, Wis./Tremper H.S.) went 5-for-5 with three runs batted in and Valparaiso tallied at least one hit in every inning but IPFW rallied with four runs in the bottom of the ninth to record a 9-8 win over the Crusaders on Tuesday afternoon in Fort Wayne, Ind.
May 09, 2006 | Women's Track & Field
The Mid-Continent Conference named Danielle Nunnelly (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso H.S.) its Athlete of the Week following her record-breaking performance at the Butler Twilight.
May 09, 2006 | Men's Track & Field
Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township H.S.) has been honored by the Mid-Continent Conference as Athlete of the Week after his stellar performance last weekend at the Butler Twilight.
May 08, 2006 | Men's Tennis
The Valparaiso University Tennis Complex will host the 17th annual USPTA Tennis Across America program that is sponsored by the United States Professional Tennis Association this Saturday.
May 08, 2006 | Women's Tennis
The Valparaiso University Tennis Complex will host the 17th annual USPTA Tennis Across America program that is sponsored by the United States Professional Tennis Association this Saturday.
May 07, 2006 | Baseball
On what turned out to be a long day of baseball for the Crusaders, Valparaiso defeated Centenary 10-6 in the final game of the four-game weekend series as the Gents ended up taking the series overall. Centenary won 6-5 in eight innings in the completion of yesterday's suspended game and came-from-behind to defeat the Brown and Gold 4-3 in game one of the regularly scheduled doubleheader.
May 06, 2006 | Women's Track & Field
Danielle Nunnelly (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso H.S.) paced the Valpo effort at the Butler Twilight Saturday, breaking the school record in the 800m run.
May 06, 2006 | Softball
The Crusaders closed out the 2006 softball season Saturday afternoon at the Valparaiso University Softball Field against UMKC, winning game one 2-1 before falling 4-2 in the nightcap.
May 06, 2006 | Baseball
Valparaiso dropped the opener of a doubleheader to Centenary 8-1 on Saturday afternoon in Shreveport, La. Game two has been suspended after seven innings due to rain tied at five.
May 06, 2006 | Men's Track & Field
Valparaiso recorded victories in two throwing events as the Crusaders took to the track at the Butler Twilight on Saturday.
May 05, 2006 | Softball
Chris Halstead (Indianapolis, Ind./Cathedral) tossed Valpo's first complete game shutout of the season in game one and Stephanie Kelly (Plainfield, Ill./Plainfield) struck out 10 in 6.2 innings in game two as the Crusaders swept UMKC 4-0 and 1-0 Friday afternoon at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.
May 05, 2006 | Football
Valparaiso University head coach Stacy Adams has announced the addition of 38 individuals will join the Crusader football program in the fall as members of the 2006 recruiting class.
May 04, 2006 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso will take on Notre Dame at 12 p.m. CDT on Friday, May 12 at the Courtney Tennis Center in South Bend, Ind. in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament.
May 04, 2006 | Baseball
Valparaiso will host Big Ten foe Indiana at the U.S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind. on Wednesday evening, May 10 at 7:05 p.m.
May 03, 2006 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso University's Nic Kooyers (Holland, Mich./Holland H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Player of the Year while teammates Joe Venegas (Saint Charles, Ill./North H.S.) and Mike Wagner (Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer H.S.) each were named to All Mid-Con Teams as well when the league announced its year-end awards on Wednesday.
May 03, 2006 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso University will make its second straight NCAA Tournament appearance close to home next Friday, May 12, as the Crusaders head to South Bend, Ind. to face #2 Notre Dame.
May 02, 2006 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso University's Rachel Janssen (Fort Wayne, Ind./Dwenger H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Athlete of the Week for the third time this season and seventh time in her three-year career after helping guide the Crusaders to the Mid-Con Tournament title and a second straight berth in the NCAA Tournament.
May 02, 2006 | Baseball
Valparaiso's baseball game scheduled for Tuesday afternoon against Western Michigan has been cancelled due to steady rain all day in Kalamazoo, Mich.
May 01, 2006 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso University's women's tennis team invites the public to join the Crusaders on Wednesday evening as the team watches the NCAA Tournament selection announcements at BuffaLouies located at 3300 North Calumet Avenue in Valparaiso.
April 30, 2006 | Baseball
Due to steady rains in the Valparaiso area, Sunday's baseball game between the Crusaders and North Dakota State has been cancelled and will not be made up.
April 30, 2006 | Softball
Ann Sievert (Davenport, Iowa/Assumption) hit the first home run of her career and freshman Ashley Wolter (Denver, Iowa/Denver) went yard for the second time in as many games, but it was not enough as the Crusaders were swept Sunday at Western Illinois 4-2 and 6-4.
April 29, 2006 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso is set for a repeat trip to the NCAA Women's Tennis Championships after defeating IUPUI 4-1 Saturday afternoon at the Valparaiso University Tennis Complex to win the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament Championship.
April 29, 2006 | Baseball
Valparaiso's Nick Mazzone (Carol Stream, Ill./Glenbard North H.S.) outdueled North Dakota State's Jake Laber in the opener but the Bison's Ryan Williams got the better of Harvey Yergin (Akron Ohio/Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy) in game two as the Crusaders and North Dakota State split a doubleheader by identical scores of 2-1 on Saturday at Emory G. Bauer Field.
April 29, 2006 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball team's doubleheader at Western Illinois has been postponed due to inclement weather in Macomb. The two teams are now scheduled to conclude their four-game series with a doubleheader on Sunday, with first pitch of game one set for 10 a.m.
April 28, 2006 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso will look to defend its Mid-Continent Conference Tournament title on Saturday morning after the Crusaders defeated Southern Utah 4-0 at the Valparaiso University Tennis Complex on Friday.
April 28, 2006 | Baseball
Valparaiso University's scheduled baseball doubleheader's game time against North Dakota State on Saturday has been moved up and will now begin at 10 a.m. due to forecasted rain in the Valparaiso area for Saturday afternoon.
April 28, 2006 | Men's Basketball
Rex Walters, who began his collegiate coaching career as an assistant with the Crusaders from 2003-05, has been named the sixth Head Men's Basketball Coach at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Fla.
April 28, 2006 | Women's Track & Field
Danielle Nunnelly (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso H.S.) finished 14th out of a field of 90 runners Friday night in the 5,000m run at the Hillsdale Relays in Hillsdale, Mich.
April 28, 2006 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso Head Men's Basketball Coach Homer Drew today announced Samuel Haanpaa, a 6'8" guard from Cornerstone Christian School in San Antonio, Texas has been signed to a National Letter of Intent for the 2006-07 season.
April 28, 2006 | Women's Track & Field
Ashley Billstrom (Hales Corners, Wis./Whitnall H.S.) put together an impressive performance in the 3,000m steeplechase Friday at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa.
April 28, 2006 | Softball
After dropping game one 8-0 in five innings Friday afternoon at Western Illinois, the Crusaders bounced back in game two behind an Ashley Wolter (Denver, Iowa/Denver) homer to win 8-2 and earn a split.
April 27, 2006 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso University Head Men's Soccer Coach Mis' Mrak today announced Richard Jones has been named Assistant Men's Soccer Coach.
April 27, 2006 | Softball
The Crusaders broke out to a brief 2-1 lead over Notre Dame Thursday afternoon at the Valparaiso University softball field, but the Fighting Irish scored three times in the third inning and held on for a 6-2 win.
April 26, 2006 | Baseball
Valparaiso saw its three-game winning streak against the Big Ten Conference come to an end on Wednesday afternoon as Purdue scored in every inning on the way to a 13-4 victory over the Crusaders in West Lafayette, Ind.
April 25, 2006 | Softball
Valparaiso University's Jessica Schultz (Hubertus, Wis./Hartford Union H.S.) has been selected to attend the NCAA Leadership Conference this May at Disney's Yacht Beach Club in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
April 25, 2006 | Softball
Today's 5:00 p.m. game between Valpo and Notre Dame at the Valparaiso University Softball Field has been postponed until Thursday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. because of weather conditions in Northwest Indiana.
April 25, 2006 | Women's Basketball
Players were recognized and team awards were handed out at the Lyn Hagstrom Valparaiso University Women's Basketball Banquet on Sunday evening at the Strongbow Inn Banquet Center.
April 25, 2006 | Football
Valparaiso University will be holding its spring football game on Saturday morning beginning at 11 a.m. at Brown Field.
April 25, 2006 | Baseball
Valparaiso and Bradley will play a single game Tuesday afternoon in Peoria, Ill. instead of the originally scheduled doubleheader due to weather conditions.
April 25, 2006 | Baseball
Valparaiso was limited to just three hits on the afternoon, but they all came in the same inning and combined with a solid pitching effort as the Crusaders won their fifth game in their last six contests defeating Bradley 3-2 in Peoria, Ill.
April 24, 2006 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso University will host the 2006 Mid-Continent Conference Women's Tennis Championships this Friday and Saturday at the Valparaiso University Tennis Complex. The three-time regular season and defending tournament champion Crusaders will serve as the tournament's top seed and face Southern Utah on Friday morning at 10 a.m. in the semifinals.
April 24, 2006 | Baseball
Valparaiso University's Kyle Obenauf (Salem, Wis./Westosha Central H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Pitcher of the Week after a pair of stellar outings against Northwestern and Oakland.
April 23, 2006 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso did not drop a set in two matches on Sunday afternoon as the Crusaders clinched their third straight Mid-Continent Conference regular season title defeating UMKC 5-0 and Chicago State 7-0 in Chicago, Ill.
April 23, 2006 | Baseball
Kyle Obenauf (Salem, Wis./Westosha Central H.S.) allowed one run in a complete game victory helping Valparaiso earn a doubleheader split with Oakland on Sunday afternoon and take the weekend series winning three of the four contests. The Golden Grizzlies won the opener 7-4 in ten innings before Valpo won the nightcap 7-1.
April 22, 2006 | Women's Track & Field
Ashley Billstrom (Hales Corners, Wis./Whitnall H.S.) and Melanie Wilson (Saint Louis, Mo./Rosati-Kain H.S.) set new school records Saturday as Valparaiso finished fifth in the Central Collegiate Championships in Ypsilanti, Mich.
April 22, 2006 | Softball
Errors cost the Crusaders four unearned runs Saturday afternoon, and the Centenary Ladies took full advantage, sweeping Valpo by identical 4-2 scores at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.
April 22, 2006 | Baseball
Valparaiso recorded its first doubleheader sweep in nearly a calendar year on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders defeated Oakland 4-3 and 8-3 at Emory G. Bauer Field on a sunny and breezy afternoon.
April 22, 2006 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso bounced back after dropping the doubles point to register a 5-2 victory over Southern Utah on Saturday morning as the Crusaders improve to 6-0 in the Mid-Continent Conference this season.
April 22, 2006 | Men's Track & Field
Valparaiso took to the track in Ypsilanti, Mich. Saturday, and brought home a fourth place finish at the Central Collegiate Championships, hosted by Eastern Michigan.
April 21, 2006 | Women's Tennis
Led by the strength at the bottom of the lineup, Valparaiso continued its dominance in the Mid-Continent Conference on Friday morning recording its 27th consecutive regular season league victory after the Crusaders defeated IUPUI 5-2 in Chicago, Ill.
April 21, 2006 | Softball
Courtney LaFerle (Elgin, Ill./Larkin) drilled a two-out game-winning single to the left-centerfield gap in the bottom of the seventh inning of game one, sending Valpo to a 4-3 win, but two Centenary grand slams gave the Ladies the nightcap 12-5 Friday afternoon at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.
April 21, 2006 | Men's Tennis
The most successful men's tennis season in more than a decade came to a close on Friday morning as Valparaiso dropped a 4-2 decision to Western Illinois in the semifinals of the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament held in Macomb, Ill.
April 20, 2006 | Volleyball
Valparaiso University Head Volleyball Coach Carin Avery today announced Keith Schunzel has been named Assistant Volleyball Coach.
April 20, 2006 | Softball
Valpo's lone hit in game one was a big one, a solo homer off the bat of freshman Ashley Wolter (Denver, Iowa/Denver), and two Crusader pitchers made it hold up in a 1-0 win over IPFW Thursday afternoon in Fort Wayne, Ind. The Mastodons came back to win game two 4-3.
April 19, 2006 | Softball
Valparaiso University Head Softball Coach Randy Schneider today announced the Crusaders will be hosting a Softball Coaching Clinic for parents, coaches or fans interested in learning the sport of softball, April 23 from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
April 18, 2006 | Softball
Alicia Ashburn (Mishawaka, Ind./Mishawaka) launched her team-leading fifth home run of the season in the eighth inning of game two Tuesday at Saint Joseph's, helping the Crusaders to a 3-1 win after dropping the opener 3-2 in Rensselaer, Ind.
April 18, 2006 | Men's Tennis
Crusader junior Nic Kooyers (Holland, Mich./Holland) has been named Mid-Continent Conference Athlete of the Week for the second straight week after a perfect weekend at the Valparaiso University Tennis Complex.
April 18, 2006 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso Head Men's Basketball Coach Homer Drew today announced the signing of 6'5" Paul Guede of Grace Christian School in Sanford, North Carolina to a National Letter of Intent for the 2006-07 season.
April 18, 2006 | Baseball
Valparaiso used a combination of timely hitting and quality pitching on Tuesday afternoon as the Crusaders defeated the Big Ten leading Northwestern Wildcats 7-3 in Evanston, Ill.
April 17, 2006 | Softball
Valparaiso sophomore catcher Shannon Robinson (Toronto, Ontario/John Redmond) has been named to Canada's Elite Team, a group of 18 players from around the country selected to represent their nation this summer.
April 17, 2006 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso will begin its quest for its first Mid-Continent Conference Tournament title on Friday morning as the Crusaders face Western Illinois in Tulsa, Okla. beginning at 10 a.m.
April 17, 2006 | Volleyball
Head Volleyball Coach Carin Avery today announced the team has made an $11,000 donation to the Northern Indiana Cancer Research Consortium (NICRC) after their season-long Crusaders Conquering Cancer program.
April 16, 2006 | Baseball
Oral Roberts completed what turned out to be a three-game sweep of Valparaiso on Sunday afternoon as the Golden Eagles defeated the Crusaders 12-3 in game one of a scheduled doubleheader at Emory G. Bauer Field. Game two was called in the top of the second inning due to thunderstorms and will not be made up.
April 15, 2006 | Women's Track & Field
Valparaiso concluded action at the Pacesetter Invitational Saturday, finishing fifth among Division I schools.
April 15, 2006 | Softball
The Crusaders came out firing on all cylinders in game one of Saturday's doubleheader against IPFW, rolling to a 9-1 win in six innings, but the Mastodons righted the ship in game two, picking up a 5-1 victory at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.
April 15, 2006 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso clinched second place in the Mid-Continent Conference and assured itself of its first winning season in over a decade as the Crusaders defeated IUPUI 6-1 on Saturday afternoon at the Valparaiso University Tennis Complex to close the regular season.
April 15, 2006 | Baseball
Kevin Kutansky (Schererville, Ind./Munster H.S.) went 5-for-7 , scored twice, and drove in two runs on Saturday afternoon's doubleheader, but it was not enough for Valparaiso as the Crusaders were swept by Oral Roberts 9-6 and 8-1 at Emory G. Bauer Field.
April 15, 2006 | Men's Track & Field
Valparaiso took home fourth place Saturday at the Pacesetter Invitational in Terre Haute, Ind.
April 14, 2006 | Men's Track & Field
Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township H.S.) obliterated the school record in the hammer throw and qualified for the NCAA Regional meet on the first day of competition Friday at the Pacesetter Invitational in Terre Haute, Ind.
April 14, 2006 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso Head Men's Basketball Coach Homer Drew today announced Calum MacLeod of Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, Colo. has signed a National Letter of Intent for the 2006-07 season.
April 14, 2006 | Women's Track & Field
Valparaiso sits in fifth place after the first day of action Friday at the Pacesetter Invitational in Terre Haute, Ind.
April 14, 2006 | Men's Tennis
Despite having to endure a two-hour rain delay before starting the match, the sun came out and shone brightly on Valparaiso Friday afternoon at the Valparaiso University Tennis Complex, as the Crusaders swept UMKC 7-0 as the Brown and Gold won their seventh match in their last eight outings.
April 13, 2006 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso remained perfect at the newly opened Valparaiso University Tennis Complex while remaining in the hunt for a Mid-Continent Conference title as the Crusaders defeated Centenary 6-1 on Thursday morning.
April 13, 2006 | Softball
For the second time in their last three games in West Lafayette, Ind., the Crusaders shutout the Purdue Boilermakers by a 2-0 score, downing the hosts Thursday afternoon at the Varsity Softball Complex.
April 13, 2006 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso faced a formidable opponent on Thursday evening and dropped a tough 7-0 match to Big Ten foe Michigan State in East Lansing, Mich.
April 12, 2006 | Baseball
Ryan Manthei (Kenosha, Wis./Tremper H.S.) had two doubles and drove in three runs as Valparaiso won its second straight ball game on Wednesday afternoon, defeating Indiana Tech 5-1 at Emory G. Bauer Field.
April 12, 2006 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University women's basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced the signing of Kelly Peller to a National Letter of Intent for the 2006-2007 season.
April 11, 2006 | Softball
Two Crusader pitchers quieted Northern Illinois' bats and Mallory Gill (Beloit, Wis./Memorial) launched her first career home run as Valpo defeated the Huskies 3-0 in game one of their doubleheader Tuesday at a windy Valparaiso University Softball Field. NIU came back to win game two 4-1.
April 11, 2006 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso University's Nic Kooyers (Holland, Mich./Holland H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Athlete of the Week after helping the Crusaders go 3-1 last week, including a pair of league victories.
April 11, 2006 | Volleyball
Valparaiso University Director of Athletics Mark LaBarbera today announced that Crusader Head Volleyball Coach Carin Avery has been signed to a four-year contract extension through the 2009 season.
April 09, 2006 | Softball
Taylor Callahan (Pendergrass, Ga./Greater Atlanta Christian) slugged her first home run of the season in the first inning of Sunday's second game at IUPUI, leading the Brown and Gold to a 7-3 win and a split of the day's action after the Jaguars took game one 2-0.
April 09, 2006 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso capped off a 4-0 start in Mid-Continent Conference play on Sunday morning to remain in sole possession of first place in the league standings with a 6-1 victory over Oakland in Shreveport, La.
April 09, 2006 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso saw its five-match winning streak come to an end on Sunday morning as the Crusaders dropped a tight 4-3 decision to Oral Roberts in Tulsa, Okla. in a battle of the two remaining unbeatens in conference play.
April 08, 2006 | Men's Track & Field
Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township H.S.) posted two top-five finishes, leading Valparaiso to an 11th place finish Saturday at the Miami Invitational in Oxford, Ohio.
April 08, 2006 | Softball
Valpo and IUPUI hooked up for a pair of extra-inning thrillers Saturday afternoon in Indianapolis, with the Crusaders triumphing 2-1 in 10 innings in the opener before dropping the nightcap 6-5 in 11 innings.
April 08, 2006 | Men's Tennis
For the second straight day Valparaiso's Mid-Continent Conference battle came down the final match and for the second straight day the Crusaders prevailed as the Brown and Gold won its fifth straight match defeating Western Illinois 4-3 on Saturday afternoon in Tulsa, Okla.
April 08, 2006 | Women's Track & Field
Ashley Billstrom (Hales Corners, Wis./Whitnall H.S.) shattered her own school record in the 3,000m steeplechase, and the Crusader 4x100m relay team also set a new school mark as Valparaiso finished sixth Saturday at the Miami Invitational in Oxford, Ohio.
April 08, 2006 | Baseball
A five-run fifth inning in game two of Saturday's doubleheader helped lift Valparaiso to a split of the twinbill with Southern Utah as the Crusaders won game two 8-4 in Cedar City, Utah. The Thunderbirds topped Valpo 8-3 in the opener.
April 08, 2006 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso extended its Mid-Continent Conference regular season winning streak to 25 straight matches on Saturday as the Crusaders won a pair of contests. Valpo defeated Oral Roberts 4-1 in the morning and Western Illinois 4-0 in the afternoon on day two of the Mid-Con cluster in Shreveport, La.
April 07, 2006 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso opened up Mid-Continent Conference action on Friday afternoon in Tulsa, Okla. with a thrilling 4-3 victory over Chicago State for the Crusaders' fourth straight victory and seventh win in their last nine outings.
April 07, 2006 | Men's Track & Field
Inclement weather has suspended action at the Miami Invitational until Saturday morning.
April 07, 2006 | Women's Track & Field
Inclement weather has suspended action at the Miami Invitational until Saturday morning.
April 07, 2006 | Softball
Due to heavy rains in Indianapolis, today's Valpo-IUPUI softball doubleheader has been rescheduled for Sunday morning, beginning at 9:00 a.m.
April 07, 2006 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso opened 2006 Mid-Continent Conference play on Friday afternoon with a 7-0 victory over Centenary in Shreveport, La.
April 07, 2006 | Baseball
Valparaiso got off to a rough start in Mid-Continent Conference play on Friday afternoon, giving up seven unearned runs, as the Crusaders dropped both ends of a doubleheader to Southern Utah, falling by scores of 8-1 and 3-2 in Cedar City, Utah.
April 05, 2006 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso posted its third consecutive victory and sixth win in its last eight matches on Wednesday afternoon as the Crusaders defeated IPFW 6-1 at the Valparaiso University Tennis Complex.
April 04, 2006 | Softball
Shannon Robinson (Toronto, Ontario/John Redmond) and Alicia Ashburn (Mishawaka, Ind./Mishawaka) hit seventh inning home runs in game two, but it was not enough as #23 DePaul swept Valpo 9-0 (5 inn.) and 7-3 Tuesday afternoon at the Valparaiso University Softball Field in Valparaiso, Ind.
April 04, 2006 | Baseball
Valparaiso hit six homeruns on a windy afternoon in Muncie, Ind. but Ball State scored five or more runs in five different innings as the Cardinals defeated the Crusaders 31-19 on Tuesday afternoon.
April 04, 2006 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso University's David Bukowski (Mount Prospect, Ill./Prospect H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Athlete of the Week after guiding the Brown and Gold to victories over Dayton and Wisconsin-Green Bay over the weekend.
April 04, 2006 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso rallied after dropping the doubles point to take four out of the six singles matches as the Crusaders posted a 4-3 victory over IPFW on Tuesday afternoon in the team's first match at the Valparaiso University Tennis Complex.
April 03, 2006 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso's men's and women's tennis matches scheduled for Monday afternoon against IPFW have been postponed due to rain and will both be made up later this week.
April 03, 2006 | Men's Track & Field
Valparaiso graduate assistant Iryna Kharun is up for consideration as one of two Most Outstanding Student-Athletes of the past 25 years in women's track and field as the NCAA celebrates 25 years of women's championships.
April 03, 2006 | Women's Track & Field
Valparaiso graduate assistant Iryna Kharun is up for consideration as one of two Most Outstanding Student-Athletes of the past 25 years in women's track and field as the NCAA celebrates 25 years of women's championships.
April 03, 2006 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso's men's and women's tennis matches scheduled for Monday afternoon against IPFW have been postponed due to rain and will both be made up later this week.
April 03, 2006 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso University Women's Basketball Banquet will be held on Sunday, April 23 in the Charles Room at the Strongbow Inn Banquet Center.
April 02, 2006 | Men's Tennis
In a match interrupted by rain, Valparaiso posted its second straight victory and third in its last four outings as the Crusaders defeated Wisconsin-Green Bay 5-2 on Sunday afternoon.
April 02, 2006 | Baseball
Valparaiso scored in each of the first seven innings, including eight times in the second as the Crusaders won for the second straight day defeating Marian (Ind.) 20-14 on Sunday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field.
April 01, 2006 | Women's Track & Field
Valparaiso notched five new meet records, including one track record, and took top honors in 11 events on its way to a runner-up finish Saturday at the DePauw Quad Meet in Greencastle, Ind.
April 01, 2006 | Softball
Chris Halstead (Indianapolis, Ind./Cathedral) tossed six shutout innings in game two to help Valpo salvage a split Saturday afternoon against Oakland, winning 3-1 after dropping the opener 3-2 at a frigid Valparaiso University Softball Field.
April 01, 2006 | Baseball
Michael Arensdorff (Park View, Iowa/North Scott H.S.) singled home the winning run in the bottom of the ninth to help Valparaiso snap its nine-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over Illinois Tech on a cool, crisp Saturday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field.
April 01, 2006 | Men's Track & Field
Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township H.S.) set two new meet records, including a new school mark in the discus throw, as the Crusader throwing contingent led Valpo to a third-place finish at the DePauw Quad Saturday in Greencastle, Ind.
March 31, 2006 | Softball
For the second straight day at the Valparaiso University Softball Field, pitching reigned supreme, as the Crusaders downed Oakland 2-1 in the opener before falling 1-0 in eight innings in the nightcap Friday afternoon.
March 31, 2006 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso opened the new Valparaiso University Complex on Friday afternoon and the Crusaders atoned for a loss in doubles by sweeping the six singles matches as the Brown and Gold defeated Dayton 6-1 on a blustery afternoon.
March 30, 2006 | Men's Tennis
The Valparaiso University men's tennis team will open their home schedule on Friday afternoon at the brand new Valparaiso University Tennis Complex at 3 p.m. against Dayton.
March 30, 2006 | Softball
Three Valpo pitchers held IPFW scoreless in 14 innings Thursday, and Allison Whitesell (Fort Wayne, Ind./Northrop) provided the dramatics with a walk-off single in game two as the Crusaders swept their home opener 2-0 and 1-0 from the Mastodons Thursday afternoon at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.
March 29, 2006 | Men's Swimming & Diving
The College Swim Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) has awarded Academic All-America honors to both the Crusader men's swimming and diving team and the Crusader women's swimming and diving team.
March 29, 2006 | Women's Swimming & Diving
The College Swim Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) has awarded Academic All-America honors to both the Crusader men's swimming and diving team and the Crusader women's swimming and diving team.
March 29, 2006 | Baseball
Back-to-back errors in the third inning by Valparaiso led to five unearned for Illinois-Chicago on Wednesday afternoon as the Flames defeated the Crusaders 7-1 at Emory G. Bauer Field.
March 28, 2006 | Baseball
Valparaiso was limited to just three hits and a seven-run second inning by Notre Dame proved to be more than enough as the Fighting Irish defeated the Crusaders 12-0 on Wednesday afternoon in Notre Dame, Ind.
March 28, 2006 | Football
Valparaiso University Director of Athletics Mark LaBarbera has announced that Crusader head football coach Stacy Adams has received a four-year contract extension through the 2009 season.
March 28, 2006 | Softball
Today's Valpo-Central Michigan doubleheader at the Valparaiso University Softball Field has been cancelled due to inclement weather conditions in Northwest Indiana. No make up date has been scheduled at this time.
March 28, 2006 | Men's Basketball
Current Crusader players and coaches will staff five different boy's basketball programs at the Athletics-Recreation Center this summer for dedicated players of all ages.
March 27, 2006 | Baseball
South Dakota State scored twice in the top of the seventh of game two as the Jackrabbits rallied to complete a doubleheader and series sweep of Valparaiso on Monday at Emory G. Bauer Field. The Jackrabbits won a pitchers' dual 2-0 in the opener and 8-7 in the nightcap.
March 26, 2006 | Baseball
South Dakota State scored a pair of runs in the top of the seventh to force extra innings in the opener and jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the nightcap as the Jackrabbits spoiled Valparaiso's home opener on Sunday afternoon sweeping the twin bill 8-5 in 11 innings and 6-2 at Emory G. Bauer Field.
March 25, 2006 | Women's Tennis
Rachel Janssen (Fort Wayne, Ind./Dwenger H.S.) posted a victory at number one singles for Valparaiso but it was the only point the Crusaders could earn on Saturday as the Brown and Gold dropped a 6-1 decision to Illinois State in Bloomington, Ill.
March 25, 2006 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso ran into a tough Marquette squad on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders were shutout by the Golden Eagles 7-0 in Milwaukee, Wis.
March 25, 2006 | Softball
Southern Utah's big bats overpowered the Crusaders for the second straight day, sweeping Valpo 11-3 (6 inn.) and 14-8 Saturday afternoon in Cedar City, Utah.
March 25, 2006 | Baseball
Valparaiso's doubleheader against South Dakota State scheduled for Saturday has been postponed due to cold. The games will be made up on Monday beginning at 11 a.m.
March 24, 2006 | Men's Track & Field
The Valparaiso men's track and field team has been picked to finish in fifth place at the Mid-Continent Conference Outdoor Championships, according to the preseason poll released today.
March 24, 2006 | Women's Track & Field
Valparaiso's women's track and field team is projected to finish fourth at the Mid-Continent Conference Outdoor Championships in the preseason poll released today by the conference.
March 24, 2006 | Softball
Valpo returned to action for the first time in nearly two weeks Friday afternoon at Southern Utah, and dropped 13-6 and 6-4 decisions to the Thunderbirds in Cedar City, Utah.
March 21, 2006 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso University's Nic Kooyers (Holland, Mich./Holland H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Athlete of the Week after notching a perfect 3-0 singles mark and a 2-1 record at doubles last week on the Crusaders' spring trip in Florida.
March 21, 2006 | Baseball
Valparaiso's scheduled baseball game at Indiana slated for Tuesday afternoon has been cancelled due to heavy snow in Bloomington, Ind.
March 21, 2006 | Women's Track & Field
The Mid-Continent Conference has named Ashley Billstrom (Hales Corners, Wis./Whitnall H.S.) Athlete of the Week after her record-setting performance at the Louisiana Classics.
March 21, 2006 | Baseball
Due to frigid temperatures, Valparaiso's scheduled home baseball opened slated for Wednesday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field against IPFW has been postponed.
March 20, 2006 | Softball
Valpo's Wednesday doubleheader at Purdue has been re-scheduled as a single game Thursday, April 13 at 3:00 p.m. due to forecasted inclement weather in the West Lafayette, Ind. area.
March 20, 2006 | Softball
Valparaiso University alumni are invited to gather at the Brown and Gold's April 11 doubleheader against Northern Illinois for Crusader Softball Alumni Day.
March 18, 2006 | Men's Track & Field
Valparaiso opened its outdoor track season Saturday, competing at the Louisiana Classics, hosted by the University of Louisiana-Lafayette.
March 18, 2006 | Women's Track & Field
Valparaiso kicked off the 2006 outdoor season in style Saturday, setting four school records at the Louisiana Classics in Lafayette, La.
March 16, 2006 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso rallied from a 3-2 deficit to post victories at the top two singles spots as the Crusaders defeated Flagler, the seventh ranked team in the nation in NAIA, 4-3 on Thursday afternoon in Saint Augustine, Fla. as the Brown and Gold closed its spring trip.
March 15, 2006 | Baseball
Four Indiana State pitchers limited Valparaiso to just four hits as the Sycamores defeated the Crusaders 9-0 on Wednesday afternoon in Terre Haute, Ind.
March 15, 2006 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University women's basketball associate head coach Steve Bruce has announced his resignation from the Crusader basketball program.
March 15, 2006 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso posted wins at the top of the lineup in both singles and doubles, but Binghamton was able to win at the lower positions as the Bearcats defeated the Crusaders 5-2 in Kissimmee, Fla. on Wednesday morning.
March 15, 2006 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso concluded its spring trip in Las Vegas, Nev. on Wednesday dropping a 6-1 decision to Colorado State.
March 14, 2006 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso won its second straight match on its spring trip Tuesday morning as the Crusaders defeated Fairleigh Dickinson 6-1 in Kissimmee, Fla.
March 14, 2006 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso University's Rachel Janssen (Fort Wayne, Ind./Dwenger H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Athlete of the Week for the second time this season and the sixth time of her career.
March 14, 2006 | Women's Tennis
Whitney Chada (Downers Grove, Ill./North H.S.) and Kate Evangelist (Glen Ellyn, Ill./Glenbard West H.S.) recorded the only victory of the afternoon for Valparaiso on Tuesday as the Crusaders dropped a 7-0 decision to Idaho State in Las Vegas, Nev.
March 14, 2006 | Women's Soccer
The Valparaiso University women's soccer team is holding several camps this summer at the Eastgate Soccer Fields.
March 13, 2006 | Men's Basketball
Crusader Assistant Coach Bryce Drew and former player Bill Jenkins will be featured Monday night on ESPN Classic's Classic Now program at 6:00 and 10:00 p.m. Central Time.
March 13, 2006 | Softball
Crusader junior Megan Carroll (Eaton Rapids, Mich./Eaton Rapids) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference's Player of the Week after leading the Brown and Gold to five wins at the Rebel Spring Games in Orlando, Fla.
March 13, 2006 | Men's Basketball
Valpo seniors Dan Oppland (Saint Louis, Mo./Whitfield) and Mohamed Kone (Lyon, France/Jean Paul Sartre) have been selected to participate in the 2006 Portsmouth (Va.) Invitational Tournament (PIT) featuring the nation's top 64 senior basketball players.
March 13, 2006 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso yielded just five games total to Wagner on Monday morning as the Crusaders earned their first victory of the 2006 spring season with a 7-0 shutout over the Seahawks in Kissimmee, Fla. to kick off the annual spring trip.
March 13, 2006 | Baseball
Fairfield's 12-run sixth inning lifted the Stags to a 20-11 victory over Valparaiso on Monday morning in Bradenton, Fla. in the Crusaders' final game of their spring trip.
March 12, 2006 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso saw its two-match winning streak come to an end on Sunday afternoon as the Crusaders dropped a 5-2 match to San Jose State in Las Vegas, Nev.
March 12, 2006 | Baseball
Valparaiso squandered a 3-1 lead heading into the bottom of the eighth inning, allowing Bradley to score four times and defeat the Crusaders 5-3 in Bradenton, Fla. on Sunday.
March 11, 2006 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso posted its second straight victory over a Mid-Continent Conference opponent in non-conference action on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders defeated Southern Utah 5-1 in Las Vegas, Nev.
March 11, 2006 | Softball
The Crusaders wrapped up their spring trip Saturday at the Rebel Spring Games in Orlando, Fla., falling to Eastern Illinois 2-1 and losing 3-0 to Monmouth (N.J.).
March 10, 2006 | Softball
The Crusaders won their third straight, downing Saint Joseph's (Pa.) 6-1 Friday morning at the Rebel Spring Games in Orlando, Fla. before falling to Fairleigh Dickinson 1-0 in their second game of the day.
March 10, 2006 | Baseball
Jon Rupno's (Green Bay, Wis./Pulaski H.S.) one-out single in the bottom of the ninth capped Valparaiso's come-from-behind 4-3 victory over Bowling Green in Bradenton, Fla. on Friday morning as the Crusaders snapped a four-game losing skid.
March 10, 2006 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso began its spring trip with a non-conference victory over Mid-Continent Conference foe Oakland 4-2 on Friday afternoon in Las Vegas, Nev. to improve to 3-2 on the season.
March 09, 2006 | Softball
The Crusaders pounded out 21 hits Thursday at the Rebel Spring Games in Orlando, Fla., downing La Salle and Robert Morris (Pa.) by identical scores of 7-4.
March 09, 2006 | Softball
Valpo's student-run radio station, WVUR, 95.1 FM, has announced they will broadcast 23 home and road softball games this season, either online at www.sportsjuice.com or over the WVUR airwaves. All live broadcasts on WVUR will also be available online at www.valpo.edu/athletics.
March 08, 2006 | Softball
The Crusaders continued their season-opening run at the Rebel Spring Games in Orlando, Fla. Wednesday, falling 4-3 in eight innings to Sacred Heart and dropping a 7-2 decision to Saint Bonaventure.
March 08, 2006 | Baseball
For the second straight day defensive miscues cost Valparaiso as the Crusaders dropped a 10-4 contest to IPFW in Bradenton, Fla. on Wednesday afternoon.
March 08, 2006 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso University women's tennis coach Tim Maluga has announced the addition of two matches to the Crusader schedule this spring.
March 08, 2006 | Football
Valparaiso University will be holding a 7-on-7 Passing Competition on June 24 and a Youth Day Camp from July 17-19 of this coming summer the football program has announced.
March 07, 2006 | Baseball
Valparaiso fell victim to Central Michigan on Tuesday afternoon 12-8 in Bradenton, Fla. as the Crusaders kicked off their Florida trip over spring break.
March 07, 2006 | Softball
Valpo scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to come back and defeat Holy Cross 5-4 Tuesday at the Rebel Spring Games in Orlando, Fla. after falling to South Dakota State 3-2 earlier in the day.
March 07, 2006 | Women's Basketball
Tamra Braun (Savage, Minn./Prior Lake H.S.) received All-Tournament Team accolades from the Mid-Continent Conference Tuesday after recording two double-doubles during the conference tournament.
March 06, 2006 | Men's Basketball
With revenge on their minds, the Crusaders play for a berth in the Mid-Continent Conference Championship Game Monday night against top-seeded and regular season champion Oral Roberts. The Golden Eagles beat Valpo 87-78 in the regular season finale February 25.
March 06, 2006 | Baseball
Ryan Manthei (Kenosha, Wis./Tremper H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Player of the Week after his impressive performance in Valpo's season-opening series.
March 06, 2006 | Women's Basketball
Western Illinois scored the first 14 points of the second half as the Westerwinds ended Valparaiso's season on Monday afternoon with a 57-40 victory over the Crusaders in the semifinals of the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament in Tulsa, Okla.
March 06, 2006 | Men's Basketball
The top-seeded Oral Roberts Golden Eagles defended their hometown and advanced to the Mid-Continent Conference Championship Game with a 77-58 win over Valpo Monday night at John Q. Hammons Arena in Tulsa, Okla. The loss concludes the Crusaders' 2005-06 season.
March 06, 2006 | Softball
The Crusaders moved to 2-2 on the young season, defeating Tennessee State 4-2 before falling 7-6 to Yale at the Rebel Spring Games in Orlando, Fla. Monday.
March 05, 2006 | Men's Basketball
The Crusaders won for the first time in 12 games in the city of Tulsa, Okla. and advanced to the semi-finals of the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament Sunday night, downing Southern Utah 77-66 at John Q. Hammons Arena at the UMAC.
March 05, 2006 | Softball
The Crusader softball team opened their 2006 schedule Sunday morning in Orlando, Fla., defeating Saint Peter's 7-1 before falling to Maine 5-1 on the first day of action at the Rebel Spring Games.
March 05, 2006 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso will face the Mid-Continent Conference's top seed and regular season champion Western Illinois on Monday afternoon at 12 p.m. in the semifinals of the league tournament. The Crusaders and Westerwinds have regularly produced close games and are meeting in the semifinals for the second time in four years.
March 05, 2006 | Baseball
Kevin Perri (South Bend, Ind./Adams H.S.) went 3-for-5 with a homerun and six runs batted in but Austin Peay's offense was even better as the Governors defeated Valparaiso 16-10 to take the rubber game of the weekend series on Sunday afternoon in Clarksville, Tenn.
March 05, 2006 | Women's Basketball
Tamra Braun (Savage, Minn./Prior Lake H.S.) posted her 7th double-double of the season, including a career-high 16 rebounds, as Valparaiso defeated UMKC 69-48 on Sunday afternoon in the quarterfinals of the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament to avenge a loss to the Kangaroos in last year's first round.
March 04, 2006 | Baseball
Ryan Manthei (Kenosha, Wis./Tremper H.S.) had three hits, including two homeruns and scored four times and Valparaiso withstood a ninth inning rally from Austin Peay as the Crusaders defeated the Governors 5-4 for their first victory of the season in the middle game of a three-game weekend series in Clarksville, Tenn.
March 04, 2006 | Women's Track & Field
Danielle Nunnelly (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso H.S.) represented Valparaiso at the Alex Wilson Invitational in Notre Dame, Ind. on Saturday, competing in the 3,000m run.
March 03, 2006 | Men's Basketball
The fourth-seeded Crusaders begin their quest for a ninth Mid-Con Tournament Championship Sunday night at 6:00 p.m. when they square off with fifth-seed Southern Utah at the John Q. Hammons Arena at the UMAC in Tulsa, Okla.
March 03, 2006 | Baseball
Valparaiso battled back from a five-run deficit on Friday afternoon, but fell one run short of Austin Peay, dropping a 5-4 decision to the Governors in the Crusaders' season opener in Clarksville, Tenn.
March 02, 2006 | Baseball
WVUR (95.1 FM-Valparaiso) has announced that the student-run radio station will broadcast 37 live baseball games this spring, including several road contests this upcoming season, either over the airwaves or on the internet at www.sportsjuice.com.
March 02, 2006 | Women's Basketball
In a rematch of last year's Mid-Continent Conference Tournament quarterfinal, Valparaiso will head to Tulsa, Okla. on Sunday afternoon to battle UMKC. The Crusaders, the tournament's fourth seed, will look to avenge the first round upset from the Kangaroos, this year's fifth seed, that ended last season.
March 01, 2006 | Women's Track & Field
Seven Valpo athletes have been named to the All Mid-Continent Conference Team following the completion of the Indoor Track and Field Championships last weekend.
March 01, 2006 | Football
Twelve members of Valparaiso University's football team will help participate in ?Read for Fun Day" at Central Elementary School in Valparaiso on Thursday.
March 01, 2006 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball team begins play this weekend with a talented core of young players poised to turn a late-season surge last year into a strong 2006 and a run at the Mid-Continent Conference title.
March 01, 2006 | Men's Track & Field
Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township H.S.) earned a spot on the All Mid-Continent Conference Team following the indoor conference championships this past weekend.
March 01, 2006 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University's Tamra Braun (Savage, Minn./Prior Lake H.S.) was named to the Mid-Continent Conference First Team for the second straight season while teammates Betsy Rietema (Grand Rapids, Mich./Christian H.S.) and Carrie Myers (Stickleyville, Va./Lee H.S.) were Second Team and Honorable Mention selections respectively as the conference announced its annual award winners on Wednesday.
February 28, 2006 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University will meet UMKC on Sunday afternoon, March 5, at 12 p.m. at the John Q. Hammons Arena at the UMAC in Tulsa, Okla. in the quarterfinals of the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament.
February 28, 2006 | Men's Basketball
Seniors Dan Oppland (Saint Louis, Mo./Whitfield), Ron Howard (Chicago, Ill./Whitney Young) and Mohamed Kone (Lyon, France/Jean Paul Sartre) have earned All-Mid-Continent Conference honors, the league announced today. Valpo's three All-Conference performers are the most of any school in the league.
February 28, 2006 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University's Betsy Rietema (Grand Rapids, Mich./Christian H.S.) has been named to the 2006 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Women's Basketball Third Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
February 27, 2006 | Women's Track & Field
Melanie Wilson (Saint Louis, Mo./Rosati-Kain H.S.) broke two of her own school records, while Amanda Body (Harlan, Ky./Harlan H.S.) lowered the school mark in the 200m dash for the second time in two days on the final day of competition at the Mid-Continent Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships Monday in Bloomington, Ill. Valparaiso finished the meet in fourth place.
February 27, 2006 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso saw its five-game winning streak against Oral Roberts come to an end, while dropping its third game in a row overall for the first time since the beginning of the 2003-2004 season as the Crusaders fell to the Golden Eagles 53-31 on Monday night in Tulsa, Okla. to end the regular season for both teams.
February 27, 2006 | Men's Track & Field
A fifth-place finish in the shot put by Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township H.S.) led the Crusaders Monday as they competed on the final day of action at the Mid-Continent Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships in Bloomington, Ill.
February 26, 2006 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso will look to snap a two-game losing skid as well as look to build some momentum heading into the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament as the Crusaders close the regular season on Monday evening at Oral Roberts. The Crusaders and Golden Eagles are tied for third in the Mid-Con standings with the winner earning the third seed in the league's premier event which begins on Saturday in Tulsa, Okla.
February 26, 2006 | Men's Track & Field
Steve Bartholomew's (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township H.S.) third-place finish in the weight throw led the Crusader contingent at the Mid-Continent Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships in Bloomington, Ill. Sunday. Valpo sits in fifth place after the first day of competition.
February 26, 2006 | Women's Track & Field
Amanda Body (Harlan, Ky./Harlan H.S.) broke school records in the 200m dash and the long jump Sunday at the Mid-Continent Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships in Bloomington, Ill. Valpo currently sits third after the first of two days of competition.
February 25, 2006 | Men's Tennis
The Valparaiso men's tennis team dropped its sixth straight match of the spring on Saturday evening as the Crusaders fell by a score of 6-1 to Illinois-Chicago in the Windy City.
February 25, 2006 | Women's Basketball
For the fourth straight year Valparaiso was unable to defeat UMKC in Kansas City, Mo. as the Kangaroos posted a 69-63 victory over the Crusaders on Saturday afternoon in Swinney Recreation Center.
February 25, 2006 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso was upended at Matchpoint Tennis Club on Saturday evening as the Crusaders dropped a 6-1 decision to the University of Toledo.
February 25, 2006 | Men's Basketball
Dan Oppland (Saint Louis, Mo./Whitfield) scored 25 points and hauled in 12 rebounds in the final regular season game of his career, but the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles were too strong, toppling the Crusaders 87-78 Saturday night at the Mabee Center in Tulsa, Okla.
February 24, 2006 | Men's Basketball
Homer Drew will coach the 900th game of his career and Valpo will close out the regular season Saturday night at 7:05 p.m. on the road at Oral Roberts. The game can be seen live throughout Chicagoland and northern Indiana on WYIN 56 and WHME 46.
February 23, 2006 | Men's Basketball
The UMKC Kangaroos used a 27-7 run midway through the second half to erase a big Valpo lead, and Quinton Day buried a three-pointer with 2.7 seconds left to give the hosts a 73-70 win over Valpo Thursday night at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Mo.
February 22, 2006 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso enters the final weekend of the regular season looking to rebound from Monday night's loss to IUPUI as the Crusaders head to Kansas City, Mo. on Saturday afternoon to take on UMKC. Valpo is looking to remain in third place in the Mid-Con standings.
February 22, 2006 | Men's Basketball
Riding a three-game winning streak, the Crusaders open their toughest stretch of the season Thursday night at UMKC at 7:00 p.m., looking to snap a three-game losing streak against the Kangaroos. All the action will be carried live throughout Chicagoland and Northern Indiana on WYIN 56 and WHME 46.
February 22, 2006 | Baseball
Experience should be on the side of the Valparaiso Crusaders as they take to the diamond for the 2006 campaign. Head coach Paul Twenge's squad returns 22 letterwinners, including all nine position starters, from one year ago as well as five starters from the pitching staff.
February 21, 2006 | Women's Track & Field
Danielle Nunnelly (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Athlete of the Week after winning the 3,000m run at the Chicagoland Championships.
February 21, 2006 | Men's Soccer
Head Coach Mis' Mrak today announced the signing of four incoming freshmen to National Letters of Intent for the 2006 men's soccer season. Eric Jonas (Troy, Mich./Troy), Steve Shivley (Indianapolis, Ind./North Central), Ryan Schwarz (Rockford, Ill./Boylan Catholic) and Joel Wagner (Algonquin, Ill./Dundee Crown) will all join the Crusaders this fall as they look to build on last season's fourth-place finish in the Mid-Con.
February 20, 2006 | Men's Soccer
The Valparaiso men's soccer team will host its 2006 boy's soccer camp June 19-22 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Eastgate Field.
February 20, 2006 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso saw its 10-game winning streak against IUPUI come to an end on Monday night as the Crusaders dropped a 63-55 decision to the Jaguars in Indianapolis, Ind.
February 19, 2006 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso heads to Indianapolis, Ind. on Monday evening to begin a season-ending three-game road trip against IUPUI, the team the Brown and Gold is tied with for second place in the Mid-Continent Conference standings. The Crusaders forged the tie on Saturday afternoon with a 75-67 double-overtime victory at home against Chicago State.
February 19, 2006 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso rallied from a 3-0 deficit to close within a point but Bradley won a pair of three-set matches late to defeat the Crusaders 5-2 on Sunday morning at Matchpoint Tennis Club in Griffith, Ind.
February 18, 2006 | Men's Track & Field
Valparaiso placed tenth Saturday at the Chicagoland Championships in Romeoville, Ill.
February 18, 2006 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso closed out its 2005-2006 campaign Saturday on the final day of competition at the Mid-Continent Conference Championships.
February 18, 2006 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso recovered from an 11-point second half deficit to force overtime and then a second extra session before defeating Chicago State 75-67 on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Senior Day for the Crusaders.
February 18, 2006 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso's scheduled men's tennis match at DePaul scheduled for Saturday has been postponed due to an electrical outage at the Lakeshore Racquet Club in Chicago, Ill.
February 18, 2006 | Men's Basketball
Six Crusader seniors left the Athletics-Recreation Center one final time as winners, bouncing Niagara 88-82 Saturday night in a game arranged through the BracketBusters presented by eBay pool.
February 18, 2006 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso's swimmers broke two school records Saturday, marking five new records over the three-day meet, as the Crusaders concluded their season at the Mid-Continent Conference Championships in Indianapolis, Ind.
February 17, 2006 | Women's Track & Field
Three individual victories led Valparaiso to a fourth-place finish at the Chicagoland Championships Friday evening in Romeoville, Ill.
February 17, 2006 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso's 800 free relay team smashed the previous school record by almost six seconds as the Crusaders competed on day two of the Mid-Continent Conference Championships Friday in Indianapolis, Ind.
February 17, 2006 | Men's Basketball
Saturday night, six Crusader seniors will play their final games at the Athletics-Recreation Center when the Crusaders meet Niagara at 7:05 p.m. All the action can be seen live on WYIN 56 and WHME 46 throughout Chicagoland and Northern Indiana.
February 17, 2006 | Women's Tennis
Kate Evangelist (Glen Ellyn, Ill./Glenbard West H.S.) rallied from a set down to post a 3-6, 6-2, 10-5 victory over Bradley's Teri Chan at the third singles spot to help Valparaiso come from behind to defeat the Braves 4-3 on Friday evening at Matchpoint Tennis Club in Griffith, Ind.
February 17, 2006 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso moved up into sixth place Friday at the Mid-Continent Conference Championships in Indianapolis, Ind., with one day left in the meet.
February 17, 2006 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso women's basketball team will be holding its 2006 summer camps this June and July.
February 16, 2006 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso University head women's soccer coach Stephen Anthony has announced the addition of eight players as members of his incoming freshman class for the 2006 season. Mele Cabral, Courtney Gwinn, Ashlie Harder, Sarah Jewell, Jaclyn Kondratko, Anneliese Michl, Alyse Venticinque, and Jessie White will join a Crusader quad that won the Mid-Continent Conference championship in 2005.
February 16, 2006 | Men's Basketball
Dan Oppland's (Saint Louis, Mo./Whitfield) 22-point night moved him into third all-time on the Valpo scoring charts and boosted the Crusaders to a 70-64 win over Chicago State Thursday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
February 16, 2006 | Men's Swimming & Diving
David Peterson (Schererville, Ind./Highland H.S.) and Adam Jajtner (Port Washington, Wis./Port Washington H.S.) set new school records Thursday at the Mid-Continent Conference Championships in Indianapolis, Ind. Valparaiso sits in seventh place after the first day of competition.
February 16, 2006 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso sits in seventh place after the first day of competition Thursday at the Mid-Continent Conference Championships in Indianapolis, Ind. Amanda Gregory (Carmel, Ind./Carmel H.S.) posted an eighth-place finish in the 500 free to lead the Crusaders.
February 15, 2006 | Men's Basketball
The Crusaders can clinch a tenth winning season in the last 11 years with a win Thursday night against Chicago State at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The game, scheduled to begin at 7:05 p.m., can be seen live throughout Chicagoland and Northern Indiana on WYIN 56 and WHME 46.
February 15, 2006 | Women's Basketball
Saturday afternoon will mark the final home regular season appearance in the careers of three Valparaiso Crusaders as the Brown and Gold hosts Chicago State on Senior Day at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The Crusaders are looking to rebound after suffering a 53-42 setback against first place Western Illinois last Saturday afternoon.
February 11, 2006 | Women's Track & Field
Melanie Wilson (Saint Louis, Mo./Rosati-Kain H.S.) posted four top-two finishes Saturday afternoon, leading Valparaiso to a fifth-place finish at the Carthage Pepsi Challenge in Kenosha, Wis.
February 11, 2006 | Men's Track & Field
Led by a victory by Tom Heun (Brecksville, Ohio/Brecksville-Broadview Heights H.S.) in the 55m hurdles, Valparaiso finished fifth Saturday afternoon at the Carthage Pepsi Challenge in Kenosha, Wis.
February 11, 2006 | Women's Basketball
Western Illinois held Valparaiso to just 34.1% shooting and forced 18 Crusader turnovers as the Westerwinds defeated the Crusaders 53-42 on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
February 11, 2006 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso continued its season-opening five-match road trip on Saturday afternoon dropping a 7-0 decision to Ball State in Muncie, Ind.
February 11, 2006 | Men's Basketball
A late 9-0 Valpo run broke open a close game and carried the Crusaders to a 76-64 win over Western Illinois Saturday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
February 10, 2006 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso University senior Dan Oppland (Saint Louis, Mo./Whitfield) has been named to the 2006 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V Men's Basketball Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), the third straight year he has been so honored.
February 10, 2006 | Men's Basketball
The Crusaders open a three-game homestand Saturday night at 7:05 p.m. against Western Illinois at the ARC. The game will be televised live on WYIN 56 in Merrillville, Ind. and WHME 46 in South Bend, Ind.
February 09, 2006 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University's Betsy Rietema (Grand Rapids, Mich./Christian H.S.) has been named to the 2006 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V Women's Basketball First Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
February 09, 2006 | Men's Basketball
The Mid-Con leading IUPUI Jaguars quickly opened a double-digit lead in the second half and held on late for a 75-67 win Thursday night at the IUPUI Gymnasium in Indianapolis, Ind.
February 08, 2006 | Men's Basketball
Winners of two straight, the Crusaders travel down I-65 to meet Mid-Con leading IUPUI Thursday night at 6:00 p.m. Pregame coverage on the Valpo Sports Radio Network and online at www.valpo.edu/athletics begins at 5:50.
February 08, 2006 | Women's Basketball
The top two teams in the Mid-Continent Conference meet at the ARC on Saturday afternoon with first place on the line as Western Illinois travels to Valparaiso. The Westerwinds currently hold a one game lead over the Crusaders in the league standings.
February 07, 2006 | Men's Basketball
WYIN 56 in Merrillville, Ind. will be one of six stations nationwide to televise the semi-finals of the 2006 Mid-Continent Conference Men's Basketball Championship live, Monday, March 6, the league announced today.
February 06, 2006 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso had its second best shooting night in school history connecting on 62.7% from the floor on its way to an easy 91-44 victory over Centenary Monday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
February 05, 2006 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso returns to the ARC on Monday evening as the Crusaders host Centenary to begin a three-game homestand to conclude the home portion of the 2005-2006 schedule.
February 04, 2006 | Women's Track & Field
Danielle Nunnelly (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso H.S.) broke the five-minute barrier in the mile for the first time in her collegiate career as she competed alongside Laura Rolf (Rochester, Mich./Lutheran Northwest H.S.) at Notre Dame's Meyo Invitational on Saturday afternoon.
February 04, 2006 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso hit nine three-pointers in the second half and 12 for the game as the Crusaders broke open a one-point halftime lead on the way to a 69-54 victory over Southern Utah in Cedar City, Utah on Saturday evening.
February 04, 2006 | Men's Basketball
Ron Howard's (Chicago, Ill./Whitney Young) 13-point, 10-rebound double-double helped Valpo avenge an earlier loss and down the Southern Utah Thunderbirds 76-64 Saturday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center in front of 4,080 fans.
February 04, 2006 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso's men's tennis team took to the road on Saturday afternoon traveling to Kalamazoo, Mich. but dropped a 7-0 decision to Western Michigan.
February 03, 2006 | Men's Basketball
Separated by half a game in the Mid-Con standings, Valpo and Southern Utah will meet Saturday night at 7:05 p.m. at the Athletics-Recreation Center with the Crusaders looking to avenge a 73-61 loss earlier this season in Cedar City.
February 02, 2006 | Men's Basketball
The Crusaders snapped their four-game losing streak in style, downing the Centenary Gents 99-73 Thursday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Seth Colclasure (Decatur, Ind./Bellmont) and Dan Oppland (Saint Louis, Mo./Whitfield) each had 23 points to pace Valpo's potent attack.
February 01, 2006 | Women's Basketball
After downing first place IUPUI on Monday evening, Valparaiso looks to remain near the top of the conference standings on Saturday evening as the Crusaders travel to Southern Utah. Valpo is one game out of first place in the Mid-Continent Conference standings entering the weekend.
February 01, 2006 | Men's Basketball
Five days after a hard-fought overtime loss to IUPUI, the Crusaders will hit the hardwood Thursday for a 7:05 p.m. game against Centenary at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Valpo has lost four straight overall, but has won the last three meetings with the Gents.
January 31, 2006 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso University men's basketball team will host Niagara University February 18 at 7:05 p.m. as a result of their participation in the larger BracketBusters presented by eBay pool.
January 30, 2006 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso volleyball team will host its 2006 overnight volleyball camp July 10-13 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 30, 2006 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso snapped its two-game losing skid on Monday evening using solid defense and rebounding to defeat Mid-Continent Conference co-leader IUPUI 55-48 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 30, 2006 | Volleyball
Head Coach Carin Avery today announced four incoming freshmen will be a part of the 2006 Valparaiso volleyball team. Kim Bukowski (Waukesha, Wis./West), Angie Porche (Lynwood, Ill./Thornton Fractional South), Valerie Bollenbacher (Bremen, Ind./Bremen) and Haley Wise (Mishawaka, Ind./Mishawaka) will join a Crusader program that has won three consecutive Mid-Continent Conference regular season and tournament titles.
January 29, 2006 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso won the doubles point against Purdue on the road in West Lafayette, Ind. on Sunday morning before the Boilermakers rallied in singles play to defeat the Crusaders 6-1.
January 29, 2006 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso looks to bounce back from back-to-back losses in Mid-Continent Conference play for the first time since January, 2004, on Monday evening as the Crusaders host IUPUI at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 28, 2006 | Men's Basketball
Mid-Con leading IUPUI erased a 22-point second half lead and stormed back to beat the Crusaders 87-82 in overtime Saturday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Valpo had a 20-point halftime lead but saw the Jaguars shoot 68.0% in the second half to force the extra period.
January 28, 2006 | Women's Track & Field
Danielle Nunnelly (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso H.S.) and Laura Rolf (Rochester, Mich./Lutheran Northwest H.S.) continued their stellar running Saturday, bringing home one event win apiece as Valparaiso competed Saturday in the final day of action at the Findlay Indoor Track and Field Classic.
January 28, 2006 | Women's Basketball
Down ten with 2:22 to play, Valparaiso's defense gave the Crusaders a chance to tie or win, but the Brown and Gold came up one point short falling to Oakland 68-67 at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Saturday afternoon.
January 28, 2006 | Men's Track & Field
Jim Turchyn's (Batesville, Ind./Batesville H.S.) performance in the mile was the best individual finish by a Valpo runner on the day, as the Crusaders concluded two days of action at the Findlay Indoor Track and Field Classic Saturday.
January 28, 2006 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso dropped its 2006 season opener on Saturday afternoon 7-0 to Butler in Indianapolis, Ind.
January 27, 2006 | Men's Basketball
The Crusaders will try to right the ship and turn around a three-game losing streak when the IUPUI Jaguars visit the Athletics-Recreation Center Saturday night at 7:05. Six of Valpo's next seven games will be played on their home court.
January 27, 2006 | Women's Track & Field
Valparaiso's 4x800m relay finished second setting a new school record to lead Valparaiso on day one of the Findlay Indoor Track and Field Classic held on Friday in Findlay, Ohio.
January 27, 2006 | Men's Track & Field
Valparaiso University's Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township H.S.) led the Crusader squad on Friday on the first day of the Findlay Indoor Track and Field Classic in Findlay, Ohio.
January 27, 2006 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso's women's tennis team suffered its first defeat of the season on Friday evening, falling 7-0 at the hands of Xavier (Ohio) at Matchpoint Tennis Club.
January 26, 2006 | Men's Tennis
After finishing the 2005 regular season in second place in the Mid-Continent Conference and advancing to the title match of the league tournament, hopes are high for the Valparaiso Crusaders as the Brown and Gold are set to begin the 2006 campaign.
January 26, 2006 | Softball
Valparaiso University's softball team was selected to finish in fourth place in the Mid-Continent Conference according to the preseason poll conducted of the league's head coaches.
January 26, 2006 | Men's Basketball
Calvin Wooten's 40-point night helped erase seven and a half years of history and led the Oakland Golden Grizzlies to a 95-89 win over the Crusaders Thursday night at the Athletics Center O'Rena in Rochester, Mich.
January 25, 2006 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso heads into a key stretch of home contests beginning on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders welcome Oakland to the Athletics-Recreation Center. Valpo, which is looking to bounce back from a 53-50 loss at Chicago State on Monday, plays five of its next six games at home.
January 25, 2006 | Baseball
Valparaiso University's baseball team has been picked to finish in sixth place in the Mid-Continent Conference in preseason balloting done by the league's head coaches.
January 25, 2006 | Men's Basketball
Looking to snap a two-game losing streak, Valparaiso hopes past performance is a predictor of future success, as the Crusaders head to Rochester, Mich. to take on Oakland Thursday night. The Brown and Gold have never lost to the Golden Grizzlies in 16 all-time matchups, including a 31-point victory at the ARC earlier this season.
January 24, 2006 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso University's Rachel Janssen (Fort Wayne, Ind./Dwenger H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Athlete of the Week after leading the Crusaders to a season-opening victory over the University of Chicago on Saturday.
January 23, 2006 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso's second half rally fell short on Monday evening as the Crusaders headed to the Windy City and dropped a 53-50 decision to Chicago State.
January 23, 2006 | Men's Basketball
For the second straight year, the Valpo men's basketball team will host ?Be Bold, Wear Gold" night at the Athletics-Recreation Center, January 28 at 7:05 p.m. against IUPUI.
January 22, 2006 | Women's Basketball
Having won six of their last seven games overall, the Valparaiso Crusaders look to keep pace near the top of the tight Mid-Continent Conference standings on Monday evening as the Brown and Gold head to the Windy City to battle Chicago State.
January 21, 2006 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso took to the pool for its final home meet of the season Saturday afternoon, but could not defeat Eastern Illinois, as the Panthers captured a 145-68 decision at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool.
January 21, 2006 | Men's Track & Field
Valparaiso, led by two top-three finishes from freshman Tom Heun (Brecksville, Ohio/Brecksville-Broadview Heights H.S.), finished in fifth place Saturday at the Chicago Invitational, hosted by the University of Chicago.
January 21, 2006 | Men's Basketball
The red-hot Crusader offense went into a deep chill Saturday night, and Valpo trailed from start to finish in a 73-61 loss to Southern Utah at Centrum Arena in Cedar City, Utah.
January 21, 2006 | Men's Swimming & Diving
David Peterson (Schererville, Ind./Highland H.S.) and Travers Smith (Huntley, Ill./Huntley H.S.) each won two events for the Crusaders Saturday afternoon, but Valparaiso dropped the dual meet to Eastern Illinois 139-92 at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool.
January 21, 2006 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso used hot shooting at the start of both halves to win its 11th straight home game on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders defeated Southern Utah 77-58 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 21, 2006 | Women's Tennis
Coming off of the best tennis season in school history, Valparaiso opened the 2006 spring campaign with a 7-0 victory over the University of Chicago on Saturday afternoon at Matchpoint Tennis Club.
January 21, 2006 | Women's Track & Field
Melanie Wilson (Saint Louis, Mo./Rosati-Kain H.S.) registered two wins, while Danielle Nunnelly (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso H.S.) and Laura Rolf (Rochester, Mich./Lutheran Northwest H.S.) posted two top-threes apiece as Valparaiso finished fourth in the Chicago Invitational on Saturday.
January 20, 2006 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso's men dropped a 130-68 decision Friday night to Cleveland State at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool.
January 20, 2006 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso heads to Cedar City, Utah to take on Southern Utah Saturday night at 8:00 p.m. The Crusaders look to bounce back from their 90-76 loss at Chicago State, their first loss in seven games.
January 20, 2006 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Despite a victory from Amanda Gregory (Carmel, Ind./Carmel H.S.), Valparaiso could not overcome Cleveland State, falling to the Vikings 140-55 Friday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool.
January 19, 2006 | Men's Basketball
The Crusaders came into Thursday night's game without three of their top seven players. They left with their six-game winning streak in the rear view mirror after a 90-76 loss to Chicago State at the Jacoby D. Dickens Center in Chicago, Ill.
January 19, 2006 | Women's Tennis
Coming off of back-to-back Mid-Continent Conference regular season championships as well as their first Mid-Con Tournament title and trip to the NCAA Tournament, expectations are high for the Valparaiso Crusaders as the women's tennis team readies itself for the 2006 spring season.
January 18, 2006 | Men's Basketball
In search of a seventh straight win, the Valparaiso Crusader men's basketball team continues a four-game road trip Thursday night against Chicago State. All the action, scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m., can be seen live throughout Chicagoland on WYIN 56 and on WHME, channel 46 in South Bend, Ind.
January 18, 2006 | Women's Basketball
After dropping its first Mid-Continent Conference game of the season on Monday evening, Valparaiso will look to rebound with a victory on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders entertain Southern Utah.
January 16, 2006 | Men's Basketball
Valpo senior Dan Oppland (Saint Louis, Mo./Whitfield), coming off a career-night Saturday, has been named the Mid-Continent Conference's Men's Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced today.
January 16, 2006 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso trailed by 14 with less than four minutes to play and cut the deficit to two, but could never get the lead as the Crusaders fell 61-57 to Western Illinois at Western Hall in Macomb, Ill. on Monday evening.
January 14, 2006 | Men's Basketball
Dan Oppland (Saint Louis, Mo./Whitfield) is going to miss playing at Western Hall. One year after scoring 29 points in Macomb, the senior dropped a career-high 35 points on the Leathernecks Saturday night in Valpo's 82-68 win, their sixth straight.
January 13, 2006 | Men's Basketball
One win shy of their first six-game winning streak in two years, the Crusaders take their high-flying offense on the road Saturday night to sqaure off with Western Illinois at 7:00 p.m.
January 13, 2006 | Men's Basketball
Crusader senior Dan Oppland (Saint Louis, Mo./Whitfield) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference's co-Men's Athlete of the Month for December 2005, the league announced today.
January 12, 2006 | Women's Basketball
Tamra Braun (Savage, Minn./Prior Lake H.S.) and Betsy Rietema (Grand Rapids, Mich./Christian H.S.) combined for 35 points and Valparaiso extended its winning streak to five straight as the Crusaders defeated IPFW 69-52 on Thursday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 12, 2006 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso University's women's tennis team has been selected to repeat as Mid-Continent Conference champions in 2006 according ton the preseason poll voted upon by the league's head coaches.
January 11, 2006 | Men's Basketball
Six Crusaders finished in double-figures and Valpo led by as much as 27 in the second half en route to an 88-72 win over IPFW Wednesday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The win was the Crusaders' fifth in a row, with all five wins coming by at least 15 points.
January 11, 2006 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso University's men's tennis team has been picked to finish in second place behind five-time defending champion Oral Roberts in the Mid-Continent Conference in preseason balloting done by the league's head coaches.
January 11, 2006 | Women's Basketball
Riding a four-game winning streak, Valparaiso will play its final non-conference game of the season on Thursday evening as the Crusaders welcome IPFW to the Athletics-Recreation Center. The Crusaders have won five of their last six contests overall and sit a top the Mid-Continent Conference standings at 4-0 after posting an 81-54 victory over Oral Roberts on Monday night.
January 10, 2006 | Men's Basketball
Coming off their biggest win in two years, the Crusaders will close out a four-game homestand in search a fifth-straight win when IPFW comes to town Wednesday night at 7:05 p.m.
January 09, 2006 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso shot 59.1% from three-point range, making 13-of-22 attempts beyond the arc, and held Oral Roberts to 24 points fewer than its season average as the Crusaders downed the Golden Eagles 81-54 on Monday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 09, 2006 | Men's Basketball
Dan Oppland (Saint Louis, Mo./Whitfield) scored 23 points and pulled down 11 rebounds to lead the Valparaiso Crusaders to an 80-60 win over preseason Mid-Continent Conference favorite Oral Roberts Monday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 08, 2006 | Women's Basketball
Having won three straight games to open Mid-Continent Conference play, Valparaiso returns home on Monday night to host Oral Roberts in a game that can be seen live on WYIN-56 and WHME-46.
January 08, 2006 | Men's Basketball
Valpo and Oral Roberts, picked to finish second and first respectively in the Mid-Con, meet for the first time this season Monday night at 7:35 at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The game will be carried live on WYIN 56 in Merrillville, Ind. and WHME, channel 46 in South Bend, Ind.
January 07, 2006 | Men's Basketball
Valpo opened the second half on a 27-5 run to blow open a close game and roll past Longwood 105-73 Saturday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The Crusaders scored 100 points for the second time this season, and won by 30-plus points for the second consecutive game.
January 06, 2006 | Men's Basketball
Coming off back-to-back impressive wins over Centenary and Oakland, the Crusaders open a four-game in eight-day stretch Saturday night when they welcome the Longwood Lancers to the Athletics-Recreation Center for a 7:05 p.m. game.
January 06, 2006 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso University and Family Express have joined together to form the Crusader Kids Club, an opportunity for children age 12 and under to attend home men's and women's basketball games at Valpo free of charge.
January 06, 2006 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University and Family Express have joined together to form the Crusader Kids Club, an opportunity for children age 12 and under to attend home men's and women's basketball games at Valpo free of charge.
January 06, 2006 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso ran into a tough opponent on Friday evening as the Crusaders dropped a 133-90 meet against Illinois-Chicago in Chicago.
January 06, 2006 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso went on the road for the first time since the holiday break on Friday evening and dropped a 124-69 decision to Illinois-Chicago in the Windy City.
January 06, 2006 | Football
Valparaiso University head football coach Stacy Adams has announced that Sam Bernardi will be returning to the Crusader sidelines as the associate head coach and defensive coordinator.
January 04, 2006 | Women's Basketball
Playing their fourth game in eight days, Valparaiso went on the road Wednesday evening and posted a 66-47 victory over Centenary in Shreveport, La. to improve to 3-0 in the Mid-Continent Conference.
January 03, 2006 | Women's Basketball
After posting two straight victories to open up Mid-Continent Conference action, Valparaiso will return to the hardwood for the fourth time in eight days on Wednesday as the Crusaders head to Shreveport, La. for a game against Centenary.
January 03, 2006 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University's Tamra Braun (Savage, Minn./Prior Lake H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Player of the Week after leading the Crusaders to a pair of Mid-Continent Conference victories while also turning in a solid performance against #12/13 Notre Dame.
January 02, 2006 | Women's Basketball
Tamra Braun (Savage, Minn./Prior Lake H.S.) registered a double-double and Aimee Litka (South Bend, Ind./Saint Joseph's H.S.) scored a career-high 13 points as Valparaiso went on the road and defeated Oakland 69-55 on Monday evening in Rochester, Mich. to improve to 2-0 in the Mid-Continent conference. The victory marked the 200th victory on the Crusader bench for head coach Keith Freeman.
January 02, 2006 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso Crusaders made 13-of-22 three-pointers, dished out 23 assists on 29 baskets and placed five players in double figures on their way to a 95-64 win over Oakland Monday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 01, 2006 | Women's Basketball
After setting a school mark for fewest points allowed in the win against UMKC, Valparaiso takes to the road on Monday evening to open 2006 against the Oakland Golden Grizzlies.
January 01, 2006 | Men's Basketball
The Crusaders open a four-game homestand Monday night at 7:05 when they welcome the Oakland Golden Grizzlies to town for their third Mid-Continent Conference game of the season. The game can be seen live on WYIN 56 and WHME, Channel 46.
December 30, 2005 | Women's Basketball
Saying Valparaiso's defense showed up on Friday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center would be an understatement as the Crusaders held UMKC to just 20.4% shooting on the way to a 65-31 victory to open the Mid-Continent Conference schedule.
December 29, 2005 | Men's Basketball
An inspired second half blew open a close game and helped Valpo coast late to an 89-74 win over Centenary Thursday night in Shreveport, La.
December 29, 2005 | Women's Basketball
After playing .500 basketball against rugged non-conference competition, Valparaiso begins the Mid-Continent Conference slate on Friday evening as the Crusaders entertain UMKC.
December 28, 2005 | Women's Basketball
After a ten-day layoff, Valparaiso returned to action Wednesday afternoon and, after starting slow, hung with the #11 Fighting Irish of Notre Dame before falling 58-50 on the road.
December 28, 2005 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso University men's basketball team will try to erase the memory of Tuesday's conference opening loss to UMKC on Thursday night when they battle Centenary at 7:00 p.m. in Shreveport, La.
December 27, 2005 | Men's Basketball
Dan Oppland (Saint Louis, Mo./Whitfield) posted his first double-double of the season, but the UMKC Kangaroos broke out on top early and pulled away late for a 75-62 win over Valpo Tuesday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
December 27, 2005 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso University's Emily King (Colona, Ill./United Township H.S.) has been named to Soccer Buzz Magazine's Great Lakes Region Third Team as a midfielder the online magazine has announced.
December 27, 2005 | Women's Basketball
After a ten day break for the holidays, Valparaiso returns to the hardwood on Wednesday afternoon for a 1 p.m. tipoff against #11/12 Notre Dame on the road. The Crusaders are coming off of a sound 83-50 victory over Loyola (Ill.) on December 18.
December 26, 2005 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso University men's basketball team opens Mid-Continent Conference play Tuesday night at 7:05 p.m. when they welcome the UMKC Kangaroos to the Athletics-Recreation Center. The game will be televised live on WYIN 56 in Valparaiso and WHME, Channel 46 in South Bend.
December 20, 2005 | Men's Basketball
The Longwood Lancers ambushed the Valparaiso University men's basketball team early in the second half, but the Crusaders clawed back and held on late for an 82-79 win Tuesday night at Willett Hall in Farmville, Va.
December 20, 2005 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso University's Travers Smith (Huntley, Ill./Huntley H.S.) was named the Mid-Continent Conference Athlete of the Week after help post three victories in the Crusaders' 116-84 victory at Florida Southern last Friday.
December 20, 2005 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso University's Katie Jajtner (Port Washington, Wis./Port Washington H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Athlete of the Week after posting a strong showing against Florida Southern on Friday.
December 19, 2005 | Men's Basketball
The Crusaders conclude a six-game road swing Tuesday night when they take on Longwood at 6:00. The game is Valpo's final non-conference tune-up before they open Mid-Con play December 27.
December 18, 2005 | Men's Basketball
Dan Oppland (Saint Louis, Mo./Whitfield) and Ron Howard (Chicago, Ill./Whitney Young) each had big nights, but J.J. Redick's top-ranked Duke Blue Devils pulled away late for a 104-77 victory over the Valparaiso Crusaders Sunday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C.
December 18, 2005 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso used its one opportunity to play between final exams and the Christmas holiday to the best of its ability on Sunday afternoon as the Crusaders posted a convincing 83-50 victory over Loyola (Ill.) at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
December 16, 2005 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Three Crusaders took home first place finishes, but Florida Southern's balanced group outscored Valpo, taking home a 129-70 win at Friday's dual meet in Lakeland, Fla.
December 16, 2005 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Travers Smith (Huntley, Ill./Huntley) and David Peterson (Schererville, Ind./Highland) each won two individual events to pace Valpo to a 116-84 win over Florida Southern at Friday's dual meet in Lakeland, Fla.
December 16, 2005 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso University men's basketball team has a chance to make history Sunday night at 7:00 when they face #1 Duke at famed Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C. The game will be televised to a national audience on Fox Sports Net.
December 15, 2005 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso returns home on Sunday after three straight games away from the Athletics-Recreation Center as the Crusaders entertain Loyola (Ill.) in the Brown and Gold's final game before the Christmas holiday.
December 15, 2005 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso University is one of 48 intercollegiate soccer programs of all divisions to have both its men's and women's soccer teams recognized by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) for posting a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher during the 2004-2005 academic year.
December 15, 2005 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso University is one of 48 intercollegiate soccer programs of all divisions to have both its men's and women's soccer teams recognized by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) for posting a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher during the 2004-2005 academic year.
December 14, 2005 | Football
Valparaiso University had three football players named to Don Hansen's Football Gazette NCAA 1-AA Mid-Major All-America Team, including one earning First Team honors when the honors were announced on Wednesday.
December 14, 2005 | Baseball
Valparaiso University's 2006 baseball schedule is set, and the Crusaders will open with 11 straight games away from Emory G. Bauer field as head coach Paul Twenge announced his season's slate.
December 13, 2005 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso University men's tennis coach Jim Daugherty has announced that the 2006 season will begin January 28.
December 11, 2005 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso gave #23 Purdue all it could handle for nearly 35 minutes but Purdue finished the game on an 18-3 run to defeat the Crusaders 70-55 on Sunday afternoon at Hoopla: A Celebration of Women's Basketball held in Fort Wayne, Ind.
December 10, 2005 | Women's Basketball
With only about 40 hours of turnaround time to shake off the loss to Central Michigan, Valparaiso returns to the hardwood on Sunday afternoon to battle #23/#24 Purdue in Fort Wayne, Ind. as part of Hoopla: A Celebration of Women's Basketball.
December 10, 2005 | Men's Track & Field
Valparaiso registered five top-ten finishes, led by two from Jeff Swihart (Wakarusa, Ind./Northwood H.S.), as the Crusaders took part Saturday in the Earlybird Invtiational, hosted by Illinois State.
December 10, 2005 | Women's Track & Field
Melanie Wilson (Saint Louis, Mo./Rosati-Kain H.S.) posted two top-ten finishes to lead Valparaiso athletes in action Saturday at the Earlybird Invitational, hosted by Illinois State.
December 10, 2005 | Men's Basketball
Seth Colclasure (Decatur, Ind./Bellmont) scored a career-high 24 points and the Valparaiso University men's basketball team snapped a two-game losing streak with a thrilling 80-77 win over Charlotte Saturday night at Halton Arena in Charlotte, N.C.
December 09, 2005 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso looks to end a two-game losing streak this weekend, as the Crusaders travel to Charlotte to take on the 49ers Saturday night at 6 p.m.
December 09, 2005 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso rallied from ten points down with three minutes to go and had a chance to tie in the final seconds, but the lay-in attempt fell missed and Central Michigan held on to defeat Valparaiso 55-49 on Friday evening in Mount Pleasant, Mich.
December 08, 2005 | Men's Track & Field
The Valparaiso men's track and field team has been picked to finish in fifth place at the Mid-Continent Conference Indoor Championships, according to the preseason poll released today.
December 08, 2005 | Women's Track & Field
Valparaiso's women's track and field team is projected to finish fourth at the Mid-Continent Conference Indoor Championships in the preseason poll released today by the conference.
December 08, 2005 | Men's Track & Field
The Valparaiso University men's track and field team will look to mesh youth with experience as they enter the 2006 campaign.
December 07, 2005 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso is set to take on its third Mid-American Conference opponent of the season on Friday evening as the Crusaders head to Mount Pleasant, Mich. to battle Central Michigan.
December 07, 2005 | Women's Track & Field
After a 2005 campaign that saw the Crusaders break 11 indoor and seven outdoor records, the Valparaiso women's track and field team will look to shatter more records and move into the top half of the Mid-Continent Conference in 2006.
December 07, 2005 | Men's Basketball
The cold-shooting Crusaders hung tough with Marquette but came up short in the end, falling 69-54 Wednesday night at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wis.
December 06, 2005 | Football
Valparaiso University head football coach Stacy Adams has announced that Chip Taylor is returning to the Crusader football program as the special team coordinator and secondary coach.
December 06, 2005 | Men's Basketball
The Crusaders' six-game road trip heads north to Milwaukee, Wis. Wednesday night when Valpo meets Marquette at 7:00 p.m. at the Bradley Center. Valpo is looking for a win over the Golden Eagles for the first time in 17 years.
December 05, 2005 | Softball
Nine Valparaiso University softball players have been named 2004-05 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-America Scholar Athletes for their performances in the classroom and on the field last season.
December 04, 2005 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso won for the fifth straight year at the State Farm Hoosier Classic on Sunday afternoon as the Crusaders traveled to Muncie, Ind. and defeated the event's host Ball State 61-49 to hand the Cardinals their first loss of the season.
December 03, 2005 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Four different Crusader swimmers brought home multiple top-five finishes to lead Valparaiso to a fifth-place finish at the House of Champions Invitational this weekend in Indianapolis, Ind.
December 03, 2005 | Men's Basketball
Dan Oppland's (Saint Louis, Mo./Whitfield) monster 23 point, seven rebound effort was good enough for a spot on the All-Tournament Team, but not enough for a Crusader win, as Valpo fell 72-59 to #14 Iowa Saturday night in the Championship Game of the Hawkeye Challenge in Iowa City, Iowa.
December 03, 2005 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Led by two top-five finishes from Tina Vande Vusse (Des Plaines, Ill./Maine West H.S.), Valparaiso took home a sixth-place finish at this weekend's House of Champions Invitational in Indianapolis, Ind.
December 02, 2005 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso University men's basketball team shook off a sluggish start and withstood a late Tulane rally to earn a 79-72 win Friday night in the opening round of the Hawkeye Challenge in Iowa City, Iowa.
December 02, 2005 | Volleyball
Valparaiso played point-for-point with #16 California in its NCAA first round matchup, but the Golden Bears prevailed over the Crusaders 30-26, 30-24, 30-21 Friday evening in Madison, Wis. The loss closes out the Crusaders' season at 27-8.
December 01, 2005 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso will look for its first victory on an opponent's home floor Sunday afternoon as the Crusaders travel to Muncie, Ind. for the State Farm Hoosier Classic to take on undefeated Ball State.
December 01, 2005 | Men's Track & Field
Valparaiso University head track and field coach Tyler Wingard has announced the Crusaders' 2005-2006 track and field schedule.
December 01, 2005 | Women's Track & Field
Valparaiso University head track and field coach Tyler Wingard has announced the Crusaders' 2005-2006 track and field schedule.
November 30, 2005 | Volleyball
Valparaiso heads to Madison, Wis. this weekend to participate in its third consecutive NCAA Tournament. Valpo will face off against Pac-10 foe California Friday at 5 p.m. in their first round matchup. The Crusaders are looking for their first tournament victory, having fallen to Nebraska in 2003 and Notre Dame in 2004.
November 30, 2005 | Men's Basketball
Valpo's schedule takes a tougher turn beginning this weekend when the Crusaders head to Iowa City, Iowa for the Hawkeye Challenge. Valpo's first test comes Friday night against Tulane at 5:45 p.m. in the opening round of the two-day tournament.
November 30, 2005 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso's defense forced 15 first half turnovers and limited Northwestern to just 19.5% shooting from the floor in the second half as the Crusaders posted a 57-51 victory over the Wildcats at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Wednesday evening.
November 29, 2005 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University's Carrie Myers (Stickleyville, Va./Lee H.S.) has been named a Mid-Continent Conference co-Player of the Week after helping lead the Crusaders to a second place finish at the National City Bank Xavier Invitational last weekend.
November 29, 2005 | Softball
Valparaiso University head softball coach Randy Schneider has announced the signing of two student-athletes to National Letters of Intent for the 2007 season.
November 29, 2005 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso returns to the Athletics-Recreation Center for the first time in nearly two weeks on Wednesday night as the Crusaders entertain Northwestern.
November 28, 2005 | Men's Basketball
Valpo placed five players in double figures and shot 61.6% from the floor in a 111-41 win over Indiana-South Bend Monday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
November 27, 2005 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso University volleyball team will open the 2005 NCAA Tournament in the same spot they ended their 2004 season, Madison, Wis., this year taking on California, Friday, December 2 at 5:00 p.m.
November 26, 2005 | Women's Basketball
For the second straight day Valparaiso fell behind by 17 points in the second half and made a valiant comeback, but this time it was not enough as the Crusaders fell to Xavier (Ohio) 58-44 in the title game of the National City Bank Xavier Invitational held in Cincinnati, Ohio.
November 26, 2005 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso University volleyball closed out the regular season Saturday night, falling 3-0 to Marquette at the MU Battle for the Bird in Milwaukee, Wis. The Crusaders season is not over, however, and they will find out who their first round NCAA Tournament opponent will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
November 25, 2005 | Men's Basketball

Valpo opens their home season Monday night with a 7:05 p.m. game against Indiana-South Bend. The Crusaders are looking for a second-straight win and for their first 2-0 start since the 2000-01 season.
November 25, 2005 | Women's Basketball
After a thrilling come-from behind overtime victory on Friday, Valparaiso returns to the hardwood on Saturday afternoon to battle host Xavier (Ohio) in the championship of the National City Bank Xavier Invitational. The Crusaders rallied from 17-points down in the first round against Kent State on Friday to post a 66-62 win.
November 25, 2005 | Men's Basketball
The Kenny Harris Foundation will be unveiled in a special pregame ceremony at the November 28 Valparaiso-IUSB men's basketball game.
November 25, 2005 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso University volleyball team picked up their 27th win of the season Friday evening in Milwaukee, Wis., dropping Fairfield 30-23, 30-23, 31-29 in their first of two matches at the MU Battle for the Bird.
November 25, 2005 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso rallied from a 17-point deficit, Carrie Myers (Stickleyville, Va./Lee H.S.) hit a three-pointer with 3.8 seconds to force overtime, and the Crusaders defeated Kent State 66-62 in the first round of the National City Bank Xavier Invitational on Friday afternoon in Cincinnati, Ohio.
November 24, 2005 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso University volleyball team will celebrate a third-straight Mid-Continent Conference Championship and watch their NCAA Tournament opponent unveiled at a selection party Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at Buffalouie's restaurant in Valparaiso.
November 23, 2005 | Men's Basketball
Dan Oppland (Saint Louis, Mo./Whitfield) had a decisive late basket, game-clinching steal, and scored 26 points to lead Valpo to a 74-68 win over IPFW Wednesday night at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Ind.
November 22, 2005 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso opens the 2005-06 season in Fort Wayne, Ind. Wednesday night against the IPFW Mastodons. Homer Drew's squad features six seniors, geared for a run at an eighth trip to the NCAA Tournament.
November 22, 2005 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso gets a chance to rebound from its heartbreaking double-overtime loss at Bradley when the Crusaders head to Cincinnati, Ohio on Friday afternoon for the first round of the National City Bank Xavier Invitational to face Kent State.
November 22, 2005 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University forward Betsy Rietema (Grand Rapids, Mich./Christian H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Player of the Week after exploding in the first two games for the Crusaders.
November 21, 2005 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso rallied from a nine-point second half deficit to force overtime, but in the end it was Bradley surviving to post a 79-71 double-overtime win over the Crusaders on Monday evening in Peoria, Ill.
November 20, 2005 | Volleyball
Thanks to another record-shattering defensive performance, the Valparaiso University volleyball team is headed back to the NCAA Tournament after downing Oral Roberts in the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament Championship Match, 30-26, 30-28, 28-30, 30-15 Sunday at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
November 19, 2005 | Volleyball
In a record-setting defensive display, the top-seeded Valparaiso University volleyball team rolled past fourth-seed IUPUI and into a third straight Mid-Continent Conference Championship game, winning 30-23, 30-22, 30-21 in Saturday night's semi-final match at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
November 19, 2005 | Women's Swimming & Diving
The Crusaders scored 141 points, good for a fifth-place finish, as Valpo swam at the Ball State Invitational Friday and Saturday in Muncie, Ind.
November 19, 2005 | Women's Basketball
Fresh off of its first season-opening victory since 1999, Valparaiso looks to move to 2-0 for the first time in 20 years as the Crusaders travel to Peoria, Ill. on Monday night to take on Bradley.
November 19, 2005 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso competed at the Ball State Invitational Friday and Saturday and came away with a fifth-place finish, notching 219 points.
November 18, 2005 | Volleyball

Valparaiso hosts the 2005 Mid-Continent Conference volleyball championship for the second time in the last three years this weekend. The Crusaders are looking for their third consecutive tournament title and third straight trip to the NCAA Tournament.
November 18, 2005 | Women's Basketball
Betsy Rietema (Grand Rapids, Mich./Christian H.S.) scored 24 points, one off of her career high, and Valparaiso's defense forced 24 turnovers, as the Crusaders defeated Northern Iowa 62-48 at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Friday evening in the season opener for both schools.
November 18, 2005 | Volleyball
Six Valparaiso University volleyball players were named to various Mid-Con All-Conference teams, and seniors Liz Mikos (Dundee, Ill./Jacobs) and Katie Bova (Milwaukee, Wis./Divine Savior Holy Angels) were honored individually by the league at their annual awards banquet Friday night in Valparaiso, Ind.
November 18, 2005 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso University women's head coach Tim Maluga has announced his team's spring tennis schedule.
November 17, 2005 | Men's Basketball
Nine home and road Valparaiso University men's basketball games and two women's games will be carried live this season on WYIN 56, Channel 56 out of Merrillville, Ind., and WHME, Channel 46 in South Bend, Ind., Director of Athletics Mark LaBarbera announced today.
November 17, 2005 | Women's Basketball
Nine home and road Valparaiso University men's basketball games and two women's games will be carried live this season on WYIN 56, Channel 56 out of Merrillville, Ind., and WHME, Channel 46 in South Bend, Ind., Director of Athletics Mark LaBarbera announced today.
November 17, 2005 | Football
Valparaiso University quarterback Ryan Doerffler (Fort Wayne, Ind./Concordia H.S.) was named to the Pioneer Football League's All-Academic First Team and teammates Matt Hoffmann (Milwaukee, Wis./Marquette University H.S.) and Andrew McCawley (Omaha, Neb./Creighton Prep H.S.) earned Second Team honors the league announced on Thursday.
November 16, 2005 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso University's men's swimming and diving team is ranked 25th in the nation in the latest Mid-Major poll according to collegeswimming.com.
November 16, 2005 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso opens its 35th season of women's basketball on Friday evening as the Brown and Gold entertains Northern Iowa. The Crusaders are coming off of an 18-10 season in 2004-2005. Valpo finished 12-4 in the Mid-Continent Conference, tying for second place.
November 16, 2005 | Football
Valparaiso had five players named to the All-Pioneer Football League North Division First Team and three more earn Honorable Mention honors as the conference announced its annual awards on Wednesday.
November 15, 2005 | Softball
Valparaiso University head softball coach Randy Schneider has announced his 2006 softball schedule.
November 14, 2005 | Football
Valparaiso University's Joe Blahowicz (Buffalo, N.Y./Alden H.S.) has been named the Pioneer Football League co-Player of the Week for his efforts in Saturday's victory at Aurora.
November 14, 2005 | Volleyball
Valparaiso University senior Katie Bova (Milwaukee, Wis./Divine Savior Holy Angels) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Offensive Player of the Week for her performances in a pair of Crusader wins this weekend.
November 14, 2005 | Men's Soccer
Juniors D.J. Catrow (Springfield, Ohio/Central Catholic) and Jon Brighton (Warner Robins, Ga./Houston County) have been named to the Mid-Continent Conference All-Tournament for their performances over the weekend in Kansas City, Mo.
November 13, 2005 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Despite two top-two finishes apiece from Travers Smith (Huntley, Ill./Huntley H.S.) and David Peterson (Schererville, Ind./Highland H.S.), Valparaiso lost to Wisconsin-Milwaukee 141-78 and to South Dakota State 112-91 Sunday in Milwaukee, Wis.
November 13, 2005 | Volleyball
Senior Katie Bova (Milwaukee, Wis./Divine Savior Holy Angels) fueled a match-changing 9-0 run midway through the third game to lead Valparaiso to a 30-26, 22-30, 30-22, 30-13 win over Oral Roberts, clinching the Crusaders' third-straight Mid-Continent Conference Regular Season Championship.
November 13, 2005 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso traveled to Milwaukee to take on two opponents Sunday, but could not come out with a win, falling to Wisconsin-Milwaukee 153-64 and dropping a 136-72 decision to South Dakota State.
November 12, 2005 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso dropped a pair of contests on Saturday afternoon in Green Bay, Wis. as the Crusaders fell 127-68 against South Dakota State and 125-63 versus Wisconsin-Green Bay in a double-dual meet.
November 12, 2005 | Men's Basketball
Mohamed Kone (Lyon, France/Jean Paul Saltre) had an emphatic coming out party Saturday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center, posting a double-double in the first half and leading the Crusaders to a 92-62 win over Calumet in their final exhibition game of the season.
November 12, 2005 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso lost both ends of a double-dual meet in Green Bay, Wis. on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders fell to Wisconsin-Green Bay 121-70 and South Dakota State 132-70.
November 12, 2005 | Football
Valparaiso jumped out to a 13-0 lead and held on late for a 13-7 victory over Aurora on Saturday afternoon in Aurora, Ill. as the Crusaders snapped a three-game losing streak.
November 12, 2005 | Women's Cross Country
Freshman Laura Rolf (Rochester, Mich./Lutheran Northwest) broke her own school record with a 6K time of 22:04.3, leading Valpo to a 19th place finish in the 32-team NCAA Great Lakes Region Cross Country Championship Saturday in Bloomington, Ind.
November 12, 2005 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso showed marked improvement between the first exhibition game last Saturday and tonight's contest with Saint Joseph's (Ind.) as the Crusaders posted an 84-52 win over the Pumas at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
November 12, 2005 | Men's Cross Country
The Valparaiso University men's cross country team completed their 2005 season in Bloomington, Indiana Saturday, finishing 30th at the NCAA Great Lakes Region Cross Country Championships.
November 11, 2005 | Men's Soccer
The top-seeded Oakland Golden Grizzlies scored three unanswered goals to avenge an earlier loss and send the Valparaiso University men's soccer team home with a 4-2 loss in the semi-finals of the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament in Kansas City, Mo.
November 11, 2005 | Men's Basketball
Head Coach Jason Hawkins leads a line of familiar faces to Athletics-Recreation Center Saturday night when the Calumet Crimson Wave take on the Crusaders in their final exhibition contest of the season.
November 11, 2005 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso played solid defense against the defending national champions for most of the match, but in the end, second seeded Notre Dame was too much for the Crusaders, as the Fighting Irish defeated the Brown and Gold 6-0 on Friday evening in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament before 1,530 fans at Alumni Field in South Bend, Ind.
November 11, 2005 | Volleyball
A strong offensive attack paced the Valparaiso University volleyball team to a 30-20, 30-15, 30-17 win over Centenary Friday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The win was the Crusaders' 20th straight win in their home gym.
November 10, 2005 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso University men's basketball team today announced they have signed Keaton Frye to a National Letter of Intent.
November 10, 2005 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso University's Emily King (Colona, Ill./United Township H.S.) has been named to Soccer Buzz Magazine's Elite Team of the Week for her efforts last week at the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament.
November 10, 2005 | Volleyball
Valparaiso senior Liz Mikos (Dundee, Ill./Jacobs) has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V First Team for her work on the volleyball court and inside the classroom.
November 10, 2005 | Men's Soccer
Three members of the Valparaiso University men's soccer team were selected to the 2005 Mid-Con All-Conference Second Team, the league announced today.
November 09, 2005 | Women's Soccer
Fresh off of its first Mid-Continent Conference regular season and tournament titles in school history, Valparaiso is set to venture into more unchartered waters on Friday evening as the Crusaders take on Notre Dame in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament.
November 09, 2005 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University women's basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced that the Crusader basketball program has signed Katie Emig and Whitney Farris to National Letters of Intent to play for the Brown and Gold beginning with the 2006-2007 season.
November 08, 2005 | Men's Swimming & Diving
The Mid-Continent Conference has honored junior David Peterson (Schererville, Ind./Highland H.S.) as Athlete of the Week following his impressive performance at last weekend's Panther Invitational.
November 08, 2005 | Women's Soccer
Tickets for Valparaiso University's women's soccer NCAA First Round match for Friday evening at Notre Dame are $7 for adults and $3 children, students, and senior citizens and will be available at the gate. The match will also be broadcast on WVUR (95.1-FM) and online at www.valpo.edu/athletics.
November 08, 2005 | Football
The 2005 football season comes to a close for Valparaiso University on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders head to Aurora looking to snap a two-game losing skid.
November 07, 2005 | Men's Soccer
The Valparaiso University men's soccer team enters the 2005 Mid-Continent Conference Tournament this weekend in Kansas City, Mo. as the number four seed and will take on regular season champion Oakland Friday in the semifinals at 11:00 a.m.
November 07, 2005 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso University's women's soccer team will face a formidable opponent on Friday evening in its first NCAA Tournament appearance as the Crusaders have drawn defending national champion Notre Dame in the First Round to be played in South Bend, Ind. at 6:30 p.m. CST.
November 06, 2005 | Football
Valparaiso University's Jeff Horton (Saint Louis, Mo./Lutheran North H.S.) has been named the Pioneer Football League Offensive Player of the Week after surpassing Valpo's single season rushing record on Saturday against Drake.
November 06, 2005 | Men's Soccer
The Michigan State Spartans spoiled the final home match for four Valparaiso University seniors, picking up a 2-0 win Sunday afternoon at Eastgate Field.
November 06, 2005 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso is headed to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in the program's history as the Crusaders defeated Oakland 3-1 on Sunday afternoon in Tulsa, Okla. to claim its first Mid-Continent Conference Tournament title.
November 05, 2005 | Women's Basketball
Niki Reams scored 20 points and grabbed 17 rebounds to lead Grand Valley State to a 71-59 victory over Valparaiso in exhibition action on Saturday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
November 05, 2005 | Men's Swimming & Diving
David Peterson (Schererville, Ind./Highland H.S.) won three events as Valparaiso finished fourth at the Eastern Illinois Invitational Friday and Saturday in Charleston, Ill.
November 05, 2005 | Men's Basketball
Ron Howard (Chicago, Ill./Whitney Young) scored a game-high 24 points to lead Valparaiso back from an 11-point deficit to a 69-63 win Saturday night over Capital in the team's exhibition opener at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
November 05, 2005 | Football
Despite record-setting days from Jeff Horton (Saint Louis, Mo./Lutheran North H.S.) and Andrew McCawley (Omaha, Neb./Creighton Prep), Valparaiso could not overcome Drake's offensive attack, as the Crusaders fell 49-24 to the Bulldogs on a mild, overcast Saturday afternoon in the home finale at Brown Field.
November 05, 2005 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso earned a fourth place finish on Friday and Saturday at the Eastern Illinois Invitational with 203 points.
November 04, 2005 | Women's Soccer
For the second straight season and third time in the program's history Valparaiso is headed to the Mid-Continent Conference championship match as the Crusaders defeated Southern Utah 2-0 in the semifinals on Friday evening in Tulsa, Okla.
November 04, 2005 | Men's Basketball
The Valpo Sports Radio Network will cover all of Northwest Indiana for Valparaiso University men's basketball this season, beginning with the regular season opener November 23 at IPFW.
November 04, 2005 | Volleyball
In front of 1,031 fans at the Athletics-Recreation Center, Valparaiso put together one of their best performances of the season, downing Oakland 30-13, 30-17, 30-27 Friday night.
November 03, 2005 | Football
The 2005 home schedule will come to a close on Saturday for the Valparaiso Crusaders as the Brown and Gold entertains Drake on Senior Day.
November 03, 2005 | Men's Basketball
With the injuries and disappointment of the 2004-05 season behind them, the Crusaders are poised to ascend back to the top of the Mid-Continent Conference. Nine returnees and five big additions have the Brown and Gold keyed up for the season's kickoff Saturday night.
November 03, 2005 | Women's Basketball
As the 2005-2006 Valparaiso University women's basketball season tips off, optimism is high for the Crusaders. Valpo is coming off of an 18-10 season one year ago, but looks to reverse the fortunes of a disappointing first round upset in the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament this season.
November 03, 2005 | Women's Basketball
WVUR (95.1-FM, Valparaiso) will broadcast 27 regular season and exhibition games plus the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament live both over the air and online beginning with Saturday's exhibition game against Grand Valley State. The university has also announced that the game time for the Valpo-Notre Dame contest in South Bend on December 28 has been moved to 1 p.m. CST.
November 03, 2005 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso University women's soccer coach Stephen Anthony was named the Mid-Continent Conference co-Coach of the Year and five Crusaders were named to either the league's First or Second Team on Thursday evening at the championship banquet held in Tulsa, Okla.
November 01, 2005 | Volleyball
Valparaiso suffered its first loss in seven matches Tuesday night, falling in three straight games to IPFW (30-26, 30-24, 30-21) in Fort Wayne, Ind.
October 31, 2005 | Women's Soccer
The Valparaiso University women's soccer team heads into the 2005 Mid-Continent Conference Tournament this weekend as the second seed and will face Southern Utah on Friday evening in the semifinals beginning at 7 p.m.
October 31, 2005 | Men's Soccer
Senior goalkeeper Jeff Oleck (Indianapolis, Ind./Cathedral H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Defensive Player of the Week after helping the Crusaders clinch a berth in the Mid-Con Tournament with a 1-0 shutout of IUPUI.
October 30, 2005 | Men's Soccer
Playing a man down for most of the match, D.J. Catrow's (Springfield, Ohio/Catholic Central) two second half goals erased a 2-0 deficit and gave the Crusaders a 2-2 (2ot) tie against Xavier Sunday at Eastgate Field.
October 29, 2005 | Football
Josh Johnson was 20-of-26 for 345 yards and seven touchdowns in the first half as visiting San Diego posted a 63-21 victory over Valparaiso on Saturday afternoon at Brown Field.
October 29, 2005 | Women's Cross Country
Freshman Laura Rolf (Rochester, Mich./Lutheran Northwest) ran a school-record 22:08.5 to finish in fourth place at the 6K Mid-Continent Conference Championships, leading Valpo to a third-place finish Saturday at Sunset Hills Farm.
October 29, 2005 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso's bid for an outright Mid-Continent Conference title fell short on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders dropped a 1-0 match to Southern Utah in Cedar City, Utah.
October 29, 2005 | Men's Cross Country
Adriano Schultz (Brecksville, Ohio/Brecksville-Broadview Heights) paced the Crusaders to a sixth place finish Saturday morning in the Mid-Continent Conference Cross Country Championships at Sunset Hills Farm in Valparaiso.
October 29, 2005 | Volleyball
Jessi Novak (Antigo, Wis./Antigo) had 11 kills on 18 attacks to lead Valpo to a sixth straight win, 30-17, 30-24, 30-18 over Chicago State Friday night in Chicago, Ill.
October 28, 2005 | Volleyball
In a match that was close throughout, Valparaiso put together an 8-0 run to seize control of the fourth game and of the match, defeating IUPUI three games to one (29-31, 30-23, 30-28, 30-19) Friday night in Indianapolis, Ind.
October 28, 2005 | Men's Soccer
Jeff Oleck (Indianapolis, Ind./Cathedral) notched his fifth shutout of the season and Chris Goss (Battle Creek, Mich./Lakeview) scored late in the first half to give the Crusaders a crucial 1-0 win at IUPUI Friday night.
October 26, 2005 | Women's Cross Country
The Valparaiso women's cross country team looks to improve third place team finishes in 2003 and 2004 as they head into Saturday's Mid-Continent Conference Championships at Sunset Hills Farm.
October 26, 2005 | Men's Cross Country
After a sixth place finish in 2004, the Valparaiso men's cross country team looks to make a move into the top half of the league at the Mid-Continent Conference Championships Saturday at Sunset Hills Farm.
October 26, 2005 | Men's Basketball
Members of the Valparaiso University men's basketball team are used to being heroes on the court, drawing cheers from fans after making a great play or hitting the game winning shot. On October 20 they were able to inspire the same reaction during a visit to Opportunity Enterprises, Inc.
October 25, 2005 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso University's David Peterson (Schererville, Ind./Schererville H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Athlete of the Week after posting five first place finishes last weekend in a pair of meets.
October 25, 2005 | Volleyball
In a recurring theme this season, Valparaiso's defense led the way, as the Crusaders rebounded from a game one loss to defeat Loyola (Ill.) 27-30, 30-16, 30-23, 30-19 Tuesday evening in Chicago, Ill.
October 25, 2005 | Football
For just the second time in the last five weeks, Valparaiso returns to Brown Field on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders host San Diego.
October 24, 2005 | Volleyball
Valparaiso senior Liz Mikos (Dundee, Ill./Jacobs) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Defensive Player of the Week for her role in a pair of Crusader wins, the league announced today.
October 24, 2005 | Men's Soccer
Freshman defender Andrew Stewart (Buffalo Grove, Ill./Stevenson) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Defensive Player of the Week, the league announced today.
October 23, 2005 | Women's Soccer
A pair of seniors scored for Valparaiso on Senior Day as the Crusaders closed the home portion of the 2005 schedule on Sunday afternoon with a 2-1 victory over IPFW at Eastgate Field.
October 23, 2005 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso, led by two goals off the foot of J.J. Eschenburg (Edgewood, N.M./Moriarty H.S.), put together their best offensive performance in more than seven seasons, defeating Cleveland State 5-2 Sunday afternoon in Cleveland, Ohio.
October 23, 2005 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso recorded a victory over Butler but fell to Evansville and Saint Louis on Sunday afternoon in a quadrangular meet held in Carmel, Ind.
October 23, 2005 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso defeated one of its three opponents on Sunday afternoon as the Crusaders downed Butler in a quadrangular meet in Carmel, Ind.
October 22, 2005 | Volleyball
Liz Mikos (Dundee, Ill./Jacobs) had nine blocks to lead a sterling defensive effort as the Crusaders beat UMKC 30-24, 30-21, 30-17 Saturday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
October 22, 2005 | Football
Maat Mong rushed for three touchdowns and Dayton returned both a fumble and punt for a touchdown as the Flyers defeated Valparaiso 52-7 on Saturday afternoon at Welcome Stadium in Dayton, Ohio.
October 21, 2005 | Men's Tennis
Nic Kooyers (Holland, Mich./Holland H.S.) put up a valiant effort in the second round of qualifying at the ITA Regional Championships in Ann Arbor, Mich., but fell in three sets to 14th seeded Robert Rotaru of Louisville. The doubles team of Kooyers and Mike Shideler (Valparaiso, Ind./Munster H.S.) rallied to within one point of the tenth seeded Ilini team, but could not even the score, falling 8-6.
October 21, 2005 | Men's Soccer
Jeff Oleck (Indianapolis, Ind./Cathedral) broke Valpo's all-time shutout record with the 13th of his career, and fourth of the season, as the Crusaders played the Western Illinois Leathernecks to a 0-0 double-overtime tie Friday afternoon at Eastgate Field.
October 21, 2005 | Women's Soccer
Oakland scored two goals 52 seconds apart early in the second half as the Golden Grizzlies defeated Valparaiso 2-1 on Friday afternoon at Eastgate Field.
October 21, 2005 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valpo dropped a 72-48 road decision to Xavier Friday night in Cincinnati, Ohio.
October 21, 2005 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valpo ventured to Cincinnati, Ohio for their first dual meet of the season, but fell to Xavier 71-46.
October 21, 2005 | Volleyball
Carin Avery became Valpo's all-time winningest volleyball coach in just her fourth season as the Crusaders won a critical conference match, 30-24, 30-20, 30-25, over Western Illinois at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Friday.
October 20, 2005 | Women's Tennis
Rachel Janssen (Fort Wayne, Ind./Dwenger H.S.) ran into a tough qualifying draw at the ITA Midwest Championships on Thursday morning in East Lansing, Mich., dropping a pair of matches to Big Ten opponents.
October 20, 2005 | Men's Tennis
Nic Kooyers (Holland, Mich./Holland H.S.) was victorious in his first round qualifying match at the ITA Midwest Championships on Thursday in Ann Arbor, Mich. but teammate Mike Shideler (Valparaiso, Ind./Munster H.S.) was not as fortunate in his contest.
October 20, 2005 | Volleyball
The Crusaders come back home with first place on the line Friday night against Western Illinois. Both teams sit atop the Mid-Con at 6-1, and the Westerwinds are looking to avenge a Valpo win last month in Macomb, Ill. First serve is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
October 20, 2005 | Women's Basketball
Tamra Braun (Savage, Minn./Prior Lake H.S.) and Betsy Rietema (Grand Rapids, Mich./Christian H.S.) were each named to the Mid-Continent Conference preseason all-conference team and Valparaiso was picked to finish third in the Mid-Con according to balloting of the league's head coaches, sports information directors, and selected media outlets.
October 19, 2005 | Men's Basketball
The Crusaders were picked to finish second in the Mid-Continent Conference by a poll of conference coaches, Sports Information Directors and selected members of the media. Seniors Ron Howard (Chicago, Ill./Whitney Young/Marquette) and Dan Oppland (Saint Louis, Mo./Whitfield) were tabbed to the All-Conference First Team.
October 18, 2005 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso University's Jill Dierberg (Saint Louis, Mo./Lutheran South H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Athlete of the Week after posting a 6-2 combined record last weekend at the Windy City Invitational hosted by Chicago State.
October 17, 2005 | Football
Fresh off of a 34-21 victory over Butler last weekend, Valparaiso will look for its second straight victory on Saturday as the Crusaders face PFL North Division foe Dayton on the road.
October 16, 2005 | Women's Tennis
Jill Dierberg (Saint Louis, Mo./Lutheran South H.S.) won the consolation draw of the B Flight on Sunday morning and teamed with Rachel Janssen (Fort Wayne, Ind./Dwenger H.S.) to win a pair of doubles matches as the Crusaders wrapped up play at the Windy City Invitational.
October 16, 2005 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso ran its record to a perfect 6-0 at home this season, setting a new school record for victories at Eastgate Field, as the Crusaders defeated Youngstown State 3-1 on Sunday afternoon.
October 15, 2005 | Football
Jeff Horton (Saint Louis, Mo./Lutheran North H.S.) carried a school record 41 times for 212 yards and scored three times helping to lead Valparaiso to a 34-21 victory over Butler, spoiling the Bulldogs' Homecoming on Saturday afternoon in Indianapolis, Ind.
October 15, 2005 | Men's Soccer
Despite a late rally that netted three goals, Valparaiso fell to Oral Roberts Saturday night 5-3 in Tulsa, Okla.
October 15, 2005 | Men's Cross Country
Valparaiso placed all five scoring runners in the top-30 on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders earned a fourth place finish as a team at the Evansville Invitational.
October 15, 2005 | Women's Tennis
Jill Dierberg (Saint Louis, Mo./Lutheran South H.S.) won a pair of matches to advance to the consolation final of the B Flight at the Windy City Invitational on Saturday in Chicago.
October 15, 2005 | Women's Cross Country
Behind top-six finishes from Laura Rolf (Rochester, Mich./Lutheran Northwest H.S.) and Rachael Button (Farmington Hills, Mich./Farmington H.S.), Valparaiso earned a runner-up finish at the Evansville Invitational on Saturday.
October 15, 2005 | Volleyball
Valparaiso bounced back from its first conference loss in two seasons Saturday evening, defeating Centenary 30-13, 30-13, 30-27 in Shreveport, La. With the win, head coach Carin Avery ties Cindy Harris as the program's all-time winningest coach with 92 victories.
October 14, 2005 | Volleyball
Valpo lost a conference match for the first time since 2003, falling 16-30, 30-28, 30-21, 26-30, 15-7 to Oral Roberts Friday night in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
October 14, 2005 | Women's Soccer
A pair of second half goals propelled Valparaiso to a 2-0 victory over IUPUI on Friday evening in Indianapolis, Ind. and kept the Crusaders perfect in the Mid-Continent Conference.
October 14, 2005 | Women's Tennis
The doubles duo of Rachel Janssen (Fort Wayne, Ind./Dwenger H.S.) and Jill Dierberg (Saint Louis, Mo./Lutheran South H.S.) posted a first round victory on Friday afternoon at the Windy City Invitational held in Chicago, Ill.
October 14, 2005 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso University's women's swimming and diving team has been selected to finish in fourth place at the Mid-Continent Conference Championships as the conference released the preseason poll late Thursday evening.
October 14, 2005 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso University's men's swimming and diving team has been picked to finish in fifth place at the Mid-Continent Conference Championships according to the preseason poll released on Thursday evening.
October 13, 2005 | Volleyball
Valpo continues a four-match road trip Friday night, taking on longtime conference nemesis Oral Roberts in Tulsa, Oklahoma at 7:00 p.m. The Crusaders and Golden Eagles have combined to win 11-straight Mid-Con Titles and meet with first place on line.
October 12, 2005 | Football
Valparaiso begins the Pioneer Football League North Division portion of the schedule on Saturday as the Crusaders travel to Indianapolis to battle longtime state rival Butler.
October 12, 2005 | Men's Soccer
Detroit's Vahid Assadpour scored his second goal of the match in the 101st minute to give the Titans a 2-1 double-overtime win over Valpo Wednesday at Eastgate Field, snapping the Crusaders' three-match winning streak.
October 10, 2005 | Volleyball
Brittany Marks (Elkhart, Ind./Memorial H.S.) is the Mid-Continent Conference Defensive Player of the Week after her strong performances last week.
October 10, 2005 | Men's Soccer
Goalkeeper Jeff Oleck (Indianapolis, Ind./Cathedral H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Defensive Player of the Week after tying Valpo's career shutouts record against Oakland.
October 10, 2005 | Men's Track & Field
The third annual Track & Field Alumni/Awards Banquet last Saturday night drew it's largest crowd yet and provided an opportunity to celebrate not only the successes of the 2005 squad, but to remember the standout squads of the early 1970's and their coaches Ed Winrow and Terry Shy -- including Coach Shy's 1975 Indiana Collegiate Conference Championship team.
October 10, 2005 | Women's Track & Field
The third annual Track & Field Alumni/Awards Banquet last Saturday night drew it's largest crowd yet and provided an opportunity to celebrate not only the successes of the 2005 squad, but to remember the standout squads of the early 1970's and their coaches Ed Winrow and Terry Shy -- including Coach Shy's 1975 Indiana Collegiate Conference Championship team.
October 10, 2005 | Softball
The 2005 Valparaiso University softball team finished among the top-30 in the nation in team GPA as released by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA).
October 09, 2005 | Football
Valparaiso University's Mike Jones (Lake Zurich, Ill./Lake Zurich H.S.) has been named the Pioneer Football League Defensive Player of the Week for his effort on Saturday in the Crusaders' loss against Saint Joseph's (Ind.).
October 09, 2005 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso saw its three-match unbeaten streak come to an end on Sunday afternoon as the Crusaders went on the road and dropped a 2-0 decision to Loyola (Ill.) in Chicago.
October 08, 2005 | Men's Soccer
Nate Hyde (South Bend, Ind./Clay) scored an unassisted goal in the 55th minute to give Valpo their third straight win, 1-0 over Oakland Saturday in Rochester, Mich.
October 08, 2005 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso hosted its alumni on Saturday afternoon at Brown Courts for its annual alumni match and the current Crusaders were pushed to the limits but finally came out on top by the score of 9-6.
October 08, 2005 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso opened its swim season on Friday evening with a 6th place finish at the Dennis Stark Relays in Notre Dame, Ind.
October 08, 2005 | Football
Valparaiso scored 21 fourth quarter points but it was not enough to overcome a 32-0 halftime lead by Saint Joseph's (Ind.) as the Crusaders dropped their annual Homecoming game 34-21 on Saturday afternoon at Brown Field.
October 07, 2005 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso has reached the midway point of the Mid-Continent Conference schedule unbeaten while kicking off Homecoming weekend in style at the University as the Crusaders defeated Centenary 2-0 on a cool, crisp Friday afternoon at Eastgate Field.
October 07, 2005 | Volleyball
Valparaiso fought off two game points late in the third game to complete a three-game sweep of Oakland 30-22, 30-15, 31-29 Friday night in Rochester, Mich.
October 07, 2005 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso dove into the water for the first time in the 2005-2006 season on Friday evening and the Crusaders finished in 5th place out of seven schools at the Dennis Stark Relays hosted by Notre Dame.
October 06, 2005 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso's men's swimming and diving team will look to the versatility of their top swimmers to propel them to the top in 2005.
October 05, 2005 | Volleyball
Valparaiso hits the road tonight to take on #10 Notre Dame. The two teams met twice during the 2004 season, with each club coming out on top once.
October 05, 2005 | Football
Valparaiso looks to get back to playing winning football on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders host Saint Joseph's (Ind.) for the annual Homecoming Game.
October 05, 2005 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso University will kickoff the 2005-2006 basketball season on Friday, October 14 with Valpo Basketball Madness presented by Cardinal Bus at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
October 05, 2005 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University will kickoff the 2005-2006 basketball season on Friday, October 14 with Valpo Basketball Madness presented by Cardinal Bus at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
October 05, 2005 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valpo returns for the 2005-2006 swimming and diving season looking to improve upon a third-place finish in the Mid-Continent Conference and to continue breaking school records.
October 05, 2005 | Volleyball
The Crusaders dropped a tight game one and did not recover, falling 34-32, 30-21, 30-26 to tenth-ranked Notre Dame Wednesday night in Notre Dame, Ind.
October 04, 2005 | Volleyball
FOX 28, the South Bend, Indiana, FOX affiliate will air a feature on the Crusader volleyball team tonight in anticipation of Valpo's match at Notre Dame Wednesday night.
October 04, 2005 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso University's Nic Kooyers (Holland, Mich./Holland H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Athlete of the Week after posting a combined 5-2 record over the weekend at the Windy City Invitational.
October 03, 2005 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball team concluded fall play with four wins and two losses. Leading the way for the Crusaders were sophomore pitcher Chris Halstead (Indianapolis, Ind./Cathedral H.S.), who earned two victories, and sophomore catcher Shannon Robinson (Toronto, Ontario/John Redmond H.S.), who ended fall play with a team-high .517 batting average.
October 03, 2005 | Women's Soccer
Jackie Thomas (Overland Park, Kan./Blue Valley North H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Defensive Player of the Week after leading Valparaiso to a win over Oral Roberts on Saturday, moving the Crusaders into sole possession of first place in the Mid-Continent Conference standings.
October 02, 2005 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso had a pair of individuals playing for titles on Sunday afternoon at the Windy City Classic in Chicago, but came each one came up unsuccessful.
October 01, 2005 | Women's Soccer
The Crusaders fired 15 shots on goal and got a tally in the 61st minute from Lori Johnson (Sachse, Texas/Naaman Forest) to knock off defending Mid-Continent Conference champion and pre-season favorite Oral Roberts 2-1 in Tulsa, Okla. Saturday night.
October 01, 2005 | Men's Tennis
Three Valparaiso players earned a spot in the finals as the Crusaders competed on day two of the Windy City Invitational Saturday.
October 01, 2005 | Football
Valparaiso scored first, but Austin Peay rallied behind 184 yards rushing by Chris Fletcher to defeat the Crusaders 30-20 on Saturday afternoon on a warm, 85-degree sunny day in Clarksville, Tenn.
October 01, 2005 | Men's Soccer
Clifton Brown's (Chillicothe, Ohio/Unioto) first collegiate goal was all the offense the Crusaders would need to defeat Centenary 1-0 Saturday at Eastgate Field.
October 01, 2005 | Men's Cross Country
The Valparaiso men's cross country team took the course at the Loyola Lakefront Invitational Saturday in Chicago, Ill., finishing in 28th place in the gold race.
October 01, 2005 | Volleyball
Valpo scored the first 12 points of game one and never looked back in a dominating 30-13, 30-26, 30-19 win over IUPUI Saturday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
September 30, 2005 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso took the courts of Chicago State for the first round of play at the Windy City Invitational Friday in Chicago, Ill. The Crusaders, who faced off with members of the Ferris State team, earned at least one win in every singles flight.
September 30, 2005 | Women's Cross Country
Led by Laura Rolf's (Rochester, Mich./Lutheran Northwest H.S.) 12th place effort, Valparaiso earned an 11th place finish as a team in the gold division of the Notre Dame Invitational on Friday afternoon in South Bend, Ind.
September 30, 2005 | Volleyball
Jessi Novak (Antigo, Wis./Antigo) paced a balanced Valpo attack as the Crusaders dismissed Chicago State 30-16, 30-19, 30-23 Friday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center, the 23rd straight Mid-Continent Conference win for Valpo.
September 30, 2005 | Men's Cross Country
Valparaiso's men's cross country team finished in 23rd place at the Notre Dame Invitational on Friday afternoon in South Bend, Ind. as the Crusaders competed in the gold race.
September 29, 2005 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso University volleyball team has begun a season-long push to raise money for cancer research called Crusaders Conquering Cancer.
September 28, 2005 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso University sophomore Mike Shideler (Valparaiso, Ind./Munster H.S.) was named the Mid-Continent Conference Athlete of the Week after combining to go 4-2 in singles and doubles on the weekend at the Bradley Invitational.
September 28, 2005 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso University's scheduled women's tennis match for Wednesday afternoon at the University of Chicago has been postponed due to rain.
September 28, 2005 | Football
After playing back-to-back games at Brown Field, Valparaiso takes to the road on Saturday afternoon to face Austin Peay.
September 27, 2005 | Volleyball
Liz Mikos (Dundee, Ill./Jacobs) became Valpo's all-time leader in solo blocks as the Crusaders cruised to a non-conference win Tuesday night against UIC, 30-24, 30-25, 30-25 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
September 27, 2005 | Women's Cross Country
Valparaiso University freshman Laura Rolf (Rochester, Mich./Lutheran Northwest H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Athlete of the Week after her performance at the Stanford Invitational.
September 27, 2005 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso University's Kendall Brown (Lake Zurich, Ill./Carmel H.S.) and Erin Murray (Pleasanton, Calif./Amador Valley H.S.) were both named to the Diadora Classic All-Tournament Team at the event's conclusion.
September 26, 2005 | Volleyball
Amy Palash (Winfield, Ill./Saint Francis H.S.) earned Mid-Continent Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors for the second time this season after leading Valparaiso to two victories in the opening weekend of conference play.
September 25, 2005 | Women's Soccer
Erin Murray (Pleasanton, Calif./Amador Valley) made eight saves for her second shutout of the season, but the Valpo offense could not score and played Creighton to a scoreless tie Sunday at the Diadora Classic in Omaha, Nebraska.
September 25, 2005 | Men's Soccer
Freshman Paul Leitelt (Munster, Ind./Munster) scored a pair of goals as Valpo put an emphatic end to a three-match scoreless streak, routing IPFW 4-0 Sunday at Eastgate Field.
September 24, 2005 | Women's Cross Country
Valparaiso placed four runners in the top-30 on the way to a fourth place finish Saturday evening at the Stanford Invitational.
September 24, 2005 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso University played as mini-teams at the Bradley Invitational on Friday and Saturday.
September 24, 2005 | Football
Two late scoring passes were not enough for Valparaiso on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders fell 48-17 to Davidson at Brown Field.
September 24, 2005 | Women's Tennis
Rains came and washed away the conclusion of the DePaul Invitational on Saturday afternoon, but some matches were played throughout the weekend.
September 24, 2005 | Men's Soccer
UMKC scraped out a second half goal and made it stand up in a 1-0 win over Valparaiso Saturday, the Mid-Continent Conference opener for both clubs.
September 24, 2005 | Men's Cross Country
Valparaiso sent seven runners to the Stanford Invitational Saturday evening and came home with a seventh place team finish.
September 24, 2005 | Volleyball
In a match dominated by the defense of both squads, Valparaiso defeated Western Illinois Saturday evening 3-1 (30-25, 28-30, 32-30, 30-17) at Macomb, Ill. in a Mid-Continent Conference battle.
September 23, 2005 | Volleyball
Valparaiso rode a season-high .392 hitting percentage to a 30-22, 30-22, 30-22 sweep of UMKC Friday night in Kansas City, Mo., the Mid-Continent Conference opener for both teams.
September 23, 2005 | Women's Soccer
For the second straight match Valparaiso was the victim of a 2-0 loss as the Crusaders dropped the opening match of the Diadora Classic on Friday afternoon to North Dakota State in Omaha, Neb.
September 23, 2005 | Men's Cross Country
Valparaiso sent half of its men's cross country team to the Brissman-Lundeen Invitational on Friday afternoon in Davenport, Iowa and came away with a 21st place finish in a field of 32 schools.
September 23, 2005 | Women's Cross Country
Valparaiso sent a pair of runners to the Brissman-Lundeen Invitational hosted by Augustana on Friday afternoon in Davenport, Iowa.
September 22, 2005 | Volleyball
The Crusaders open conference play this weekend with a pair of road matches against UMKC and Western Illinois.
September 22, 2005 | Men's Soccer
The Valparaiso University men's soccer team will be collecting non-perishable food items at all home matches this year as part of a season-long drive in support of local food banks.
September 21, 2005 | Football
Valparaiso looks to bounce back from back-to-back losses on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders host Davidson in a PFL inter-division game at Brown Field.
September 20, 2005 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso battled for 90 minutes on Tuesday afternoon in Evanston, Ill., but in the end fell to Northwestern 2-0.
September 19, 2005 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso University freshman Lori Johnson (Sachse, Texas/Naaman Forest H.S.) has been selected as the Mid-Continent Conference Offensive Athlete of the Week after leading the Crusaders to a victory over Western Illinois in the Mid-Continent Conference opener on Sunday.
September 18, 2005 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso took 17 shots Sunday afternoon, but couldn't find the back of the net with any of them, as the Crusaders came out on the short end of a 1-0 decision to Western Michigan at Kalamazoo, Mich.
September 18, 2005 | Men's Tennis
Daniel Brunette (Carmel, Ind./Lutheran H.S. of Indianapolis) and Alex Lau (Bloomington, Minn./Jefferson Senior H.S.) saw their run through the consolation draw of the C flight doubles come to an end as the duo dropped the final match 8-5 to a pair from IPFW.
September 18, 2005 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso jumped in front early, added a goal late in the first half, and hung on to defeat Western Illinois 2-1 on a warm, sunny Sunday afternoon at Eastgate Field in the Mid-Continent Conference opener for both schools.
September 17, 2005 | Volleyball
Valparaiso hung tough with #13 Wisconsin, but the Badgers ultimately prevailed in three games (30-21, 30-21, 30-22) Saturday night at the InnTowner Invitational in Madison, Wis.
September 17, 2005 | Volleyball
Valparaiso's defense continued their exceptional play Saturday afternoon, recording 17 blocks in a 3-1 (27-30, 30-24, 30-26, 30-25) victory over Villanova at the InnTowner Invitational in Madison, Wis.
September 17, 2005 | Football
Morehead State rushed for 363 yards on 59 carries Saturday afternoon on the way to spoiling Valparaiso's home opener as the Eagles defeated the Crusaders 48-7 at Brown Field.
September 17, 2005 | Men's Tennis
Day two of the Ball State Fall Invitational saw Valparaiso's doubles teams garner some success on Saturday, as the Crusaders had two duos advance to the consolation draw finals of their respective flights.
September 16, 2005 | Men's Soccer
Eastern Illinois scored quick and added a late insurance goal on Friday afternoon as the Panthers defeated Valparaiso 2-0 in Charleston, Ill.
September 16, 2005 | Volleyball
A record-setting night from Valparaiso's defense propelled the Crusaders to an early two games to one edge, but #11 UCLA fought back to take the match from Valpo three games to two (28-30, 30-21, 30-24, 24-30, 9-15) Friday evening at the InnTowner Invitational in Madison, Wis.
September 16, 2005 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso opened up its 2005 fall men's tennis season on Friday with mixed success at the Ball State Fall Invitational held in Muncie, Ind.
September 15, 2005 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso University men's basketball will host a game February 18, 2006 at the Athletics-Recreation Center as part of ESPN's Bracket Buster Saturday, it was announced today.
September 14, 2005 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso University today announced Jack Gabor has been named Director of Video Operations for the men's basketball team.
September 14, 2005 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso University's Charmaine Stanislaw (Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville H.S.) has been named the first Mid-Continent Conference Tennis Player of the Week on the season after her fourth singles championship at the DePauw Invitational over the weekend.
September 14, 2005 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso Crusader volleyball team (8-1) will take on a pair of top-15 teams this weekend as part of the InnTowner Invitational in Madison, Wisconsin.
September 14, 2005 | Football
For the first time this season, Valparaiso will be able to play at the familiar surroundings of Brown Field on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders host Morehead State.
September 13, 2005 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University's women's basketball team will hold their second annual Girls' Basketball Clinic on Friday, October 21, from 6:30-9 p.m.
September 12, 2005 | Volleyball
Lauren Moulton (Elgin, Ill./Larkin H.S.) has been named Mid-Continent Conference Offensive Player of the Week after leading Valparaiso to the Popcorn Classic title.
September 12, 2005 | Men's Basketball
Season tickets for Valparaiso University basketball are now on sale for the 2005-2006 season.
September 12, 2005 | Women's Basketball
Season tickets for Valparaiso University basketball are now on sale for the 2005-2006 season.
September 11, 2005 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso opened its 2005 fall tennis season with three flight victories over the weekend at the DePauw Invitational in Greencastle, Ind.
September 11, 2005 | Men's Soccer
The Valparaiso University men's soccer team mounted a furious second half comeback to erase a 2-0 deficit, but lost 3-2 to Northern Illinois Sunday at Eastgate Field.
September 11, 2005 | Women's Soccer
Kendall Brown scored three times and added an assist as Valparaiso defeated Cleveland State 5-2 on Sunday afternoon in Cleveland, Ohio.
September 10, 2005 | Volleyball
Senior Katie Bova (Milwaukee, Wis./Divine Savior Holy Angels H.S.) completed a triple-double with a match-ending setter dump to give the Valparaiso Crusaders a 30-26, 30-28, 26-30, 25-30, 15-12 win over Eastern Michigan and the 2005 Popcorn Classic title Saturday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
September 10, 2005 | Football
Valparaiso had its hands full and then some on Saturday evening as the Jackrabbits of South Dakota State defeated the Crusaders 69-6 before 7,634 fans at Coughlin Alumni Stadium in Brookings, S.D.
September 10, 2005 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso Crusader volleyball team got a tough test from winless Drake but held on defeat the Bulldogs 30-23, 28-30, 30-26, 30-17 Saturday afternoon in the fourth match of the 2005 Popcorn Classic at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
September 09, 2005 | Women's Soccer
Four second half goals, three in the final 18 minutes helped lead Toledo to a 4-0 victory over Valparaiso on Friday afternoon at Scott Park in Toledo, Ohio.
September 09, 2005 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso's second half comeback attempt fell just short on Friday afternoon as the Crusaders dropped a 2-1 decision to Butler in Indianapolis, Ind.
September 09, 2005 | Men's Cross Country
Valparaiso's men's cross country team opened its 2005 season on Friday evening hosting the Crusader Invitational. The Brown and Gold tied for sixth place in the event held at Sunset Hills Farm.
September 09, 2005 | Volleyball
The Crusader defense came up with 10 blocks and Lauren Moulton (Elgin, Ill./Larkin H.S.) led a balanced attack with nine kills Friday night as the Valparaiso University volleyball team swept St. Louis University, 30-24, 30-22, 30-23 in their first match of the 2005 Popcorn Classic at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
September 09, 2005 | Women's Cross Country
Led by four runners in the top-14, Valparaiso's women's cross country team opened the 2005 season in impressive fashion on Friday afternoon, placing second out of eight teams at the Crusader Invitational held at Sunset Hills Farm.
September 07, 2005 | Women's Soccer
Brittany Derksen (Chugiak, Alaska/Chugiak H.S.) and Courtney Rahrig (Centennial, Colo./J.K. Mullen H.S.) brought home Mid-Continent Conference Player of the Week honors for Valparaiso after leading the Crusaders to two wins over the weekend.
September 07, 2005 | Volleyball
Liz Mikos (Dundee, Ill./Jacobs H.S.) and Amy Palash (Winfield, Ill./Saint Francis H.S.) received Mid-Continent Conference Player of the Week honors this week after helping Valparaiso capture the Blue Demon Invitational.
September 07, 2005 | Football
Valparaiso looks to go to 2-0 for the first time since 2000 on Saturday evening as the Crusaders travel to South Dakota State.
September 07, 2005 | Softball
The Valparaiso University softball team will be holding a day camp on Saturday, October 1 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.
September 06, 2005 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso University today announced Mohamed Kone, the top rated junior college center in the country, has enrolled in classes and will be a member of the men's basketball team this season.
September 04, 2005 | Women's Soccer
Emily King (Colona, Ill./United Township H.S.) had a goal and two assists while Erin Murray (Pleasanton, Calif./Amador Valley H.S.) tied Valparaiso's career shutout record as they led the Crusaders to a 3-0 victory over Indiana State on Sunday afternoon at Eastgate Field.
September 04, 2005 | Men's Soccer
Sean McGinnis (Barrington, Ill./Barrington H.S.) notched his first career shutout and Valparaiso scored twice in the second half as the Crusaders defeated Canisius 2-0 on Sunday morning at the Bulls Classic in Buffalo, N.Y.
September 03, 2005 | Football
Jeff Horton (Saint Louis, Mo./Lutheran North H.S.) rushed for a school-record 229 yards and a pair of touchdowns as Valparaiso defeated Wisconsin Lutheran 17-3 on Saturday evening at Warrior Field in Wauwatosa, Wis. to give head coach Stacy Adams a victory in his first game as Crusader head coach.
September 03, 2005 | Volleyball
Liz Mikos (Dundee, Ill./Jacobs H.S.) registered a block late in the second game to become Valpo's career blocks leader, and Katie Bova (Milwaukee, Wis./Divine Savior Holy Angels H.S.) recorded her second triple-double of the season as the Crusaders defeated Belmont 3-1 Saturday morning at the Blue Demon Invitational.
September 03, 2005 | Volleyball
Valparaiso closed out the Blue Demon Invitational with a 3-1 (30-24, 28-30, 30-26, 30-18) victory over host DePaul Saturday night. The Crusaders placed three players on the All-Tournament Team on their way to capturing the tournament title.
September 02, 2005 | Volleyball
Liz Mikos (Dundee, Ill./Jacobs H.S.) acted as the catalyst on both offense and defense for Valparaiso Friday, leading the Crusaders to 3-game victories over Evansville and Chicago State at the Blue Demon Invitational.
September 02, 2005 | Women's Soccer
Brittany Derksen (Chugiak, Alaska/Chugiak H.S.) scored just the third hat trick in Crusader soccer history and Kendall Brown (Lake Zurich, Ill./Carmel H.S.) added a pair of goals as Valparaiso downed Lipscomb 6-1 on Friday afternoon at Eastgate Field.
September 02, 2005 | Men's Soccer
D.J. Catrow (Springfield, Ohio/Catholic Central H.S.) scored midway through the first half to give Valpo the lead, but host Buffalo scored three consecutive second-half goals and held on to defeat the Crusaders 3-2 Friday night.
September 01, 2005 | Men's Basketball
On behalf of the family of Kenny Harris, Valparaiso University Men's Basketball Head Coach Homer Drew has today issued the following statement regarding Kenny Harris (Griffith, Ind./Griffith H.S.):
August 31, 2005 | Football
Valparaiso begins its 85th season of collegiate football on Saturday afternoon as the Brown and Gold travel to Milwaukee, Wis. to battle Wisconsin Lutheran.
August 30, 2005 | Football
Change is the keyword in the search engine for the Valpo football program in 2005.
August 30, 2005 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso University sophomore forward Shawn Huff has been playing as a member of the Finnish National Team in qualifications for the 2006 European Championships.
August 29, 2005 | Football
Valparaiso University's football team has been predicted to finish in a tie for fourth place in the Pioneer Football League's North Division this season in preseason balloting done by the league's head coaches.
August 29, 2005 | Volleyball
Katie Bova (Milwaukee, Wis./Divine Savior Holy Angels H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Offensive Player of the Week for her efforts at the WMU Fall Kickoff Tournament.
August 28, 2005 | Women's Soccer
Lori Johnson (Sachse, Texas/Naaman Forest H.S.) scored late in the first half to give Valparaiso the lead at intermission but Erica Rohren scored a pair of goals in the second stanza to give Central Michigan a 2-1 victory over the Crusaders on Sunday afternoon in Mount Pleasant, Mich.
August 27, 2005 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso concluded its 2005 exhibition season on Saturday evening, dropping a 3-0 decision at Dayton.
August 27, 2005 | Volleyball
Valparaiso kicked off their 2005 campaign in style, sweeping Central Michigan 30-25, 30-20, 30-28 Saturday morning in the opening match of the WMU Fall Kickoff Tournament.
August 27, 2005 | Volleyball
Valparaiso fell to Western Michigan in three games Saturday evening in the final match of the WMU Fall Kickoff Tournament.
August 26, 2005 | Women's Soccer
Behind a pair of freshmen, Valparaiso scored twice in the final six minutes of the match to come from behind and defeat Murray State 2-1 on Friday afternoon at Eastgate Field in the Crusaders' season opener.
August 26, 2005 | Football
The Valpo Sports Radio Network will cover all of Northwest Indiana for both Valparaiso University football and men's basketball beginning with the football season opener on September 3 at Wisconsin Lutheran.
August 26, 2005 | Men's Basketball
The Valpo Sports Radio Network will cover all of Northwest Indiana for both Valparaiso University football and men's basketball beginning with the football season opener on September 3 at Wisconsin Lutheran.
August 26, 2005 | Men's Track & Field
Valparaiso University track and field coach Tyler Wingard has announced the addition of two graduate assistants to his staff for the upcoming season. Joining the program are Iryna Kharun and Greg Lott.
August 26, 2005 | Women's Track & Field
Valparaiso University track and field coach Tyler Wingard has announced the addition of two graduate assistants to his staff for the upcoming season. Joining the program are Iryna Kharun and Greg Lott.
August 25, 2005 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso University head coach Jim Daugherty has announced a change in the Crusaders' fall men's tennis schedule.
August 24, 2005 | Volleyball
Following the unprecedented success of the 2004 season, the Valparaiso University Crusaders look to continue their reign of dominance in the 2005 campaign.
August 24, 2005 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso University head coach Homer Drew has announced the 2005-2006 Crusader men's basketball schedule.
August 23, 2005 | Football
Valparaiso University senior Wesley Kosko (Emporia, Kan./Emporia H.S.) was elected president of the Mid-Continent Conference Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) during its summer meeting earlier this month.
August 23, 2005 | Men's Track & Field
Valparaiso University senior Wesley Kosko (Emporia, Kan./Emporia H.S.) was elected president of the Mid-Continent Conference Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) during its summer meeting earlier this month.
August 23, 2005 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso University head basketball coach Homer Drew has announced that Ivan Vujic has joined the Crusader staff.
August 21, 2005 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso kicked off its 2005 exhibition season in victorious fashion on Sunday evening, as the Crusaders shutout Saint Joseph's (Ind.) 4-0 in Rensselaer, Ind.
August 21, 2005 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso concluded its 2005 exhibition season on Sunday afternoon, dropping a 2-0 decision to Indiana in Bloomington, Ind.
August 19, 2005 | Men's Soccer
Optimism abounds around the Valparaiso University men's soccer program heading into the 2005 season.
August 18, 2005 | Men's Cross Country
Valparaiso University's men's cross country team has been predicted to finish in sixth place in the Mid-Continent Conference this season in preseason balloting done by the league's head coaches.
August 18, 2005 | Women's Cross Country
After finishing third at last year's Mid-Continent Conference Championships, the Valparaiso University women's cross country team has been picked to place fourth this upcoming season in the preseason poll as voted upon by the league's head coaches.
August 18, 2005 | Women's Soccer
After waiting out a thunderstorm for nearly 40 minutes, Valparaiso opened its 2005 exhibition season on Thursday afternoon, dropping a 3-1 decision to Grand Valley State at Eastgate Field.
August 17, 2005 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso University's men's soccer team has been predicted to finish in sixth place in the Mid-Continent Conference this season in preseason balloting done by the league's head coaches.
August 17, 2005 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso University senior forward Dan Oppland (Saint Louis, Mo./Whitfield H.S.) has been selected to play with an Athletes in Action team on an international tour of Europe.
August 17, 2005 | Women's Soccer
Expectations are high for the Valparaiso Crusaders as the Brown and Gold begins the 13th season of women's soccer.
August 16, 2005 | Volleyball
Valparaiso University's volleyball team has been unanimously selected as the preseason favorite to win its third consecutive Mid-Continent Conference title according to a vote of the league's head coaches.
August 16, 2005 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University will be hosting its 11th Annual Basketball Coaching Clinic on Friday, September 23 and Saturday September 24.
August 15, 2005 | Women's Basketball
For the seventh 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 finished tied for 14th in the country for Division I in team grade point average for the 2004-2005 school year.
August 15, 2005 | Football
Valparaiso University football coach Stacy Adams has announced the additions of Jerry Vance and Josh Wissing to his staff for this upcoming season.
August 15, 2005 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso University's women's soccer team has been tabbed to finish in fourth place in the Mid-Continent Conference in preseason balloting done by the league's head coaches.
August 10, 2005 | Men's Soccer
WVUR (95.1 FM-Valparaiso) has announced that the student-run radio station will broadcast 42 live soccer and volleyball matches this fall, including several road contests this upcoming season.
August 10, 2005 | Volleyball
WVUR (95.1 FM-Valparaiso) has announced that the student-run radio station will broadcast 42 live soccer and volleyball matches this fall, including several road contests this upcoming season.
August 10, 2005 | Women's Soccer
WVUR (95.1 FM-Valparaiso) has announced that the student-run radio station will broadcast 42 live soccer and volleyball matches this fall, including several road contests this upcoming season.
August 08, 2005 | Volleyball
Valparaiso University's volleyball team was one of just 45 NCAA Division I programs to receive the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award for the 2004-2005 school year.
August 08, 2005 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso-Loyola (Ill.) women's basketball game scheduled for this winter at the Athletics-Recreation Center has been moved up one day to December 18, beginning at 2:05 p.m.
July 29, 2005 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University head women's basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced that Agnieszka Kulaga has signed to play basketball for the Crusaders beginning this fall.
July 27, 2005 | Football
Valparaiso University Director of Athletics Mark LaBarbera has announced the appointment of Stacy Adams as head football coach, effective immediately. Adams, who has served as an assistant football coach at Valpo for the last 14 seasons, succeeds Tom Horne, who resigned Monday for personal reasons after 16 seasons.
July 25, 2005 | Football
Tom Horne, who has served as Valparaiso University's head football coach since 1989, has announced his resignation for personal reasons, effective immediately. The University has begun the search process for a successor.
July 22, 2005 | Football
Radio One Communications and Valparaiso University have announced a partnership to air all Crusader men's basketball and football games during the 2005-06 year. WAKE-AM, a member of the Radio One Communications' cluster of radio stations, will serve as the commercial flagship station for VU men's basketball and football during the 2005?2006 season.
July 22, 2005 | Men's Basketball
Radio One Communications and Valparaiso University have announced a partnership to air all Crusader men's basketball and football games during the 2005-06 year. WAKE-AM, a member of the Radio One Communications' cluster of radio stations, will serve as the commercial flagship station for VU men's basketball and football during the 2005?2006 season.
July 08, 2005 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso University head swimming and diving coach Bryan Morrison has announced the addition of 18 new student-athletes that will join the Crusaders program this fall.
July 08, 2005 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso University head swimming and diving coach Bryan Morrison has announced the addition of 18 new student-athletes that will join the Crusaders program this fall.
July 06, 2005 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso University head coach Bryan Morrison has announced that Eric Skelly has joined the Crusaders' swimming and diving staff as a graduate assistant.
July 06, 2005 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso University head coach Bryan Morrison has announced that Eric Skelly has joined the Crusaders' swimming and diving staff as a graduate assistant.
July 05, 2005 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso University head coach Stephen Anthony has announced the promotion of John Marovich to associate head coach for the Crusaders' women's soccer program.
July 05, 2005 | Women's Soccer
A pair of Valparaiso University incoming freshmen, Jackie Thomas (KC Dynamos) and Laura Murphy (Eclipse, Ill.), advanced to the United States Youth Soccer Region 2 U-18 Girls' Championship on June 29 in Sioux Falls, S.D.
July 01, 2005 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso University swim coach Bryan Morrison has announced his 2005-2006 schedule and has put together a line-up that will have his Crusaders competing in a variety of meets, including several invitationals, a couple of dual meets, and several double-dual competitions.
July 01, 2005 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso University swim coach Bryan Morrison has announced his 2005-2006 schedule and has put together a line-up that will have his Crusaders competing in a variety of meets, including several invitationals, a couple of dual meets, and several double-dual competitions.
July 01, 2005 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso University women's tennis coach Tim Maluga has announced that the Crusaders will play two weekends during the 2005 fall season.
June 29, 2005 | Men's Cross Country
Valparaiso University will host the 2005 Mid-Continent Conference Men's and Women's Cross Country Championships on October 29 while also competing in seven other races during the upcoming season as head coach Mike Straubel has announced his fall schedule.
June 29, 2005 | Women's Cross Country
Valparaiso University will host the 2005 Mid-Continent Conference Men's and Women's Cross Country Championships on October 29 while also competing in seven other races during the upcoming season as head coach Mike Straubel has announced his fall schedule.
June 22, 2005 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso University head men's tennis coach Jim Daugherty has announced that the Crusaders will play in four events during the 2005 fall season in addition to an exhibition tournament against Valpo alumni players.
June 09, 2005 | Volleyball
Valparaiso University, the two-time defending Mid-Continent Conference regular season and tournament champions, will play host to the 2005 Mid-Con Tournament along with participating in five other regular season tournaments as head coach Carin Avery announced her 2005 schedule on Thursday.
June 01, 2005 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso University head soccer coach Mis' Mrak has announced his 2005 schedule which includes eight home matches at Eastgate Field while opening the season at the Bulls Classic in Buffalo, N.Y.
May 19, 2005 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso University head women's soccer coach Stephen Anthony has announced his 2005 fall soccer schedule.
May 12, 2005 | Football
Valparaiso University head football coach Tom Horne has announced the addition of a school-record 65 recruits for the 2005 season. The class is comprised of 64 freshmen and one junior college transfer.
April 05, 2005 | Football
The Valparaiso University football team is conducting its spring practice schedule at Brown Field.
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