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Anthony Named Mid-Con Coach of the Year; Five Crusaders Earn All-Conference Honors

Thursday, November 03, 2005

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.

Three Crusaders were named to the Mid-Con's First Team with two more earning Second Team honors. Emily King (Colona, Ill./United Township H.S.), Erin Murray (Pleasanton, Calif./Amador Valley H.S.), and Jackie Thomas (Overland Park, Kan./Blue Valley Northwest H.S.) all were First Team selections while Kendall Brown (Lake Zurich, Ill./Carmel H.S.) and Lori Johnson (Sachse, Texas/Naaman Forest H.S.) earned Second Team accolades.

Anthony guided the Brown and Gold to its first Mid-Con regular season title, one the Crusaders shared with Oakland after both finished with 4-2 marks in league play. Valpo (10-7-1) has tied a school record with ten victories this season heading into the Mid-Con Tournament this weekend. The Crusaders also won a school-record seven home matches this season. Anthony shared the honor with Southern Utah's Brian Stock.

King is a four-time All-Conference selection and earned First Team honors for the second straight season. A senior midfielder, she is second on the team in scoring, tallying seven goals and five assists for 19 total points this year. She tallied two match-winners, giving her six for her career. King also ranks third all-time at Valpo with 17 goals and ten assists, while ranking second with 44 total points.

Murray, a sophomore goalkeeper, has set Valpo's career shutout record through just two seasons. A Second Team All Mid-Con selection last year, her four blankings this year give her ten all-time. This season she has posted a 1.14 goals against average, which currently ranks best all-time on Valpo's single season charts. Her .790 save percentage also is among the best in a single year.

Thomas has been an anchor on the Crusader defense all season. The freshman has started all 18 games, and helped lead a Valpo team that has allowed just 23 goals on the year, fewest in the program's history.

Brown and Johnson, both freshmen, have been instrumental in Valpo's high-powered offense this year. Brown has scored ten goals, one shy of the school's single season record, while adding four assists for 24 points. The point total ties a single season mark at Valpo. Her goal total is second most in the Mid-Con this year.

Johnson has also been a force up top this year. Her six goals include four against Mid-Con foes. She added a pair of assists for 14 total points, tied for ninth on the single season charts. The rookie also tallied a pair of match-winning goals on the season.

Valpo will serve as the tournament's second seed and face Southern Utah on Friday beginning at 7 p.m. in Tulsa, Okla. The match will be broadcast live on WVUR (95.1-FM) and online at www.valpo.edu/athletics.
W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 18 Valpo 11
W Tennis Youngstown State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19 Milwaukee 5
Softball Oakland 4 8 inn.
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Tennis Cleveland State 5 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20 12th/15 (314)
Baseball Kalamazoo 3 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21 Valpo 10
Baseball Ohio Northern 2 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22 Valpo 1
Softball Valpo 3 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 1
Softball Valpo 5 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 4
Softball Valpo 2 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24 #21/21 Notre Dame 7
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. UIC
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26, 3:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Chicago State Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Indiana (resumption of suspended game)
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 2, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 3, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 1:00 p.m. Green Bay
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 3:00 p.m. Green Bay
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Green Bay
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Valpo