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Valpo Football Adds Record 65 Recruits

Thursday, May 12, 2005

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. The following is a list of the 2005 Valparaiso University Football Recruiting Class:

Name, Pos., Ht., Wt., Yr., Hometown/High School or JC

Omar Alexander DL 6-1 310 Fr. Rockford, Ill./Columbia

Jordan Allodi LB 5-11 195 Fr. LaGrange, Ill./Lyons Twp.

Andrew Akinpelu DB 5-10 190 Jr. Chino Hills, Calif./Mt. Sac. JC

Steve Apostol QB/WR 6-0 165 Fr. Schererville, Ind./Lake Central

Warren Arnold QB 6-4 185 Fr. Mundelein, Ill./Mundelein

Nicolas Babbitt DL 6-6 280 Fr. Glendale, Wis./Nicolet

Cedric Bailey Jr. RB 5-9 175 Fr. Chicago, Ill./Leo

Phil Belko DB 5-10 180 Fr. Alta Loma, Calif./Ontario Christian

Dominick Bellotte LB 6-0 230 Fr. Wasilla, Ak./Colony

Joel Bennett RB 5-10 190 Fr. Osceola, Ind./Penn

Joshua Bintzler DB 6-1 190 Fr. Sheboygan, Wis./Lutheran

Don Brown DL 6-1 240 Fr. Midlothian, Ill./Bremen

William Burgett WR 6-0 175 Fr. Ann Arbor, Mich./Dexter

John Coffey WR 6-1 170 Fr. Kildeer, Ill./Carmel

Nathan Cornell DL 5-11 210 Fr. Leesburg, Ind./Warsaw

Cameron Culver LB 5-11 230 Fr. North Pole, Ak./North Pole

David Daniels LB 5-11 235 Fr. Arlington Hts., Ill./St. Viator

Zachary Denny QB 6-2 185 Fr. Calumet City, Ill./Marian Catholic

Nathan Derks WR 5-11 178 Fr. Slinger, Wis./St. Mary's Springs

Scott Dettman QB 6-1 190 Fr. Greenfield, Wis./Greenfield

Dan Engelhardt RB 5-10 160 Fr. Montgomery, Ill.Oswego

Alex Ericksen LB 6-0 210 Fr. Posen., Ill./Bremen

Vince Faso RB 5-10 185 Fr. Carpentersville, Ill./Dundee-Crown

Zaccary Griffin LB 6-1 210 Fr. Apple Valley, Calif./Granite Hills

Nathaniel Heard CB 6-0 170 Fr. Milwaukee, Wis./Milwaukee Lutheran

Kyle Heeter OL 5-10 245 Fr. South Bend, Ind./Washington

Eric Herskovitz LB 5-10 205 Fr. Newhall, Calif./Hart

Eric Hillmann RB/P 6-2 210 Fr. Germantown, Wis./Germantown

Kyle Himmelwright RB/WR 6-1 185 Fr. Coplay, Penn./Whitehall

Steven Hironimus RB 5-10 170 Fr. Grayslake, Ill./Carmel

Andy Jackson LB 6-1 190 Fr. South Bend, Ind./Washington

Jeremy Jackson RB 5-9 175 Fr. Chicago, Ill./Harper

Trevor Jaskiw WR 5-11 165 Fr. Caro, Mich./Caro

Jacob Jenrich DL 6-3 280 Fr. Chicago, Ill./St. Rita of Cascia

Ryan Kozey OL 6-6 255 Fr. Waterford, Wis./Union

Tim Kratz OL 6-4 260 Fr. Macomb, Ill./Lutheran North

Richard Krolikowski DB 6-0 186 Fr. Oak Lawn, Ill./Oak Lawn

Bryan Kuehn LB 6-0 190 Fr. Shoreview, Minn./Mounds View

Erik Lindamood OL 6-2 250 Fr. Warrenton, Va./Liberty

Bryan Lindsay OL 6-3 270 Fr. Export, Penn./Franklin Regional

Tristan Manvilla DL 6-3 285 Fr. Waukesha, Wis./Mukwonago

Anthony Mason DB 5-11 195 Fr. Momence, Ill./Bishop McNamara

Mozale McHenry RB 5-11 225 Fr. Chicago, Ill./Morgan Park

John Medina TE 6-2 225 Fr. Oswego, Ill./Oswego

Gentry Miller WR 6-0 185 Fr. Lafayette, Ind./Jefferson

Patrick Misch WR 6-0 175 Fr. Leonard, Mich./Lutheran North

Charles Oddo WR 5-11 190 Fr. Phoenix, Ariz./Brophy College Prep

Thomas Oswald TE/T 6-6 215 Fr. Cary, Ill./Cary-Grove

Travis Peterson LB 6-3 240 Fr. Dixon, Ill./Newman Central Catholic

William Peterson DL 6-0 210 Fr. Dublin, Ohio/Coffman

John Queram OL 6-2 285 Fr. Waterford, Wis./Union

James Reitz WR 6-5 190 Fr. Merrillville, Ind./Merrillville

Tanner Rippen DL 6-4 275 Fr. Overland Park, Kan./Blue Valley West

Patrick Ryan LB 6-1 200 Fr. Chicago, Ill./Mt Carmel

Josh Sawicki RB 5-11 220 Fr. Waterford, Mich./Our Lady of the Lakes

Josh Scheidler DB 6-0 189 Fr. Stow, Ohio/Stow

Dan Schmidtke OL 6-0 230 Fr. St. Louis, Mo./Lutheran
North

Scott Schulz WR 5-10 160 Fr. Lowell, Ind./Lowell

Jonathan Schwoegler WR 6-1 170 Fr. Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton

Kristopher Serra RB 5-11 220 Fr. Cincinnati, Ohio/Deer Park

Lucas Snyder WR 6-2 175 Fr. LaPorte, Ind./LaPorte

Jessie Veenendaal DL 5-11 260 Fr. Ontario, Calif./Ontario Christian

Zachary Verette LB 6-0 205 Fr. Wauwatosa, Wis./West

Thomas Walz DL 6-3 255 Fr. Mequon, Wis./Homestead

Phillip Wenzell S 6-0 180 Fr. Marietta, Ga./Walton


W Golf IPFW Spring Invitational Fort Wayne, Ind. (Chestnut Hills G.C.)
Apr 6 4th/12 (311)
W Tennis Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 6 Milwaukee 7
Softball Detroit 0 VU Softball Field
Apr 6 Valpo 8
Baseball Wright State 4 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 6 Valpo 2
W Golf IPFW Spring Invitational Fort Wayne, Ind. (Chestnut Hills G.C.)
Apr 7 9th/12 (642)
Softball Northern Illinois 6 VU Softball Field
Apr 8 Valpo 8
Baseball Valpo 5 Evanston, Ill.
Apr 8 Northwestern 12
Softball Northern Illinois 3 8 inn.
Apr 8 Valpo 4
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 5th/17 (20)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 9th/18 (12)
M Tennis Valpo 5 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 11 Detroit 2
Baseball Youngstown State 7 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 11 Valpo 10
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
M Soccer St. Joseph's College Eastgate Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Youngstown State 1 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 13
Softball Cleveland State 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 2
Volleyball Western Michigan/Butler/Eastern Michigan ARC
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo
Softball Cleveland State 4 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 6
Baseball Youngstown State 12 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 4
W Tennis Valpo 1 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Detroit 6
M Soccer Benedictine Brown Field
Apr 12, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Haitian National Team Brown Field
Apr 12, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
Apr 13 Valpo 7
W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
M Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
W Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19
W Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19, 1:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20
Baseball Kalamazoo Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Ohio Northern Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 5:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 5:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26 Horizon League Tournament
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State