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Valpo Announces 39 Members of 2007 Football Class

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Valparaiso University head coach Stacy Adams has announced the addition of 39 freshmen that will join the Crusader football program in the fall as members of the 2007 recruiting class. Offensively, Adams has brought in 19 new players with 18 players coming in on the defensive side of the ball. Two kickers round out the recruiting class.

“This is by far one of the fastest recruiting classes that we have ever had," Adams said. “This group will continue to better the Crusader program. We are also pleased that we are able to bring in 12 players from the Region."

The following individuals make up the 2007 recruiting class:

Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Class Hometown/High School
Travis Anderson WR 6'0" 180 Fr. Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton
Brian Cihlar LB 6'0" 210 Fr. Lake Zurich, Ill./Lake Zurich
Daniel Cottin RB 5'6" 180 Fr. Sturgis, Mich./Sturgis
Eli Crawford DB 6'0" 185 Fr. Monroe, Ga./North Oconee
Gabe Culkin DL 6'1" 218 Fr. Bainbridge Island, Wash./Bainbridge
Daniel Fisher DL 5'10" 215 Fr. North Judson, Ind./North Judson
Christopher Gardner DL 6'2" 220 Fr. Franklin, Wis./Marquette University HS
Richard Grisan LB 5'9" 210 Fr. West Bloomfield, Mich./Brother Rice
David Hamaker K 5'11" 185 Fr. Plano, Texas/West
Teddy Hollern DB 5'10" 170 Fr. Grand Rapids, Mich./Central Catholic
Neal Janssen DL 6'1" 200 Fr. Long Beach, Calf./Los Alamitos
Doug Keppy OL 6'1" 260 Fr. Streator, Ill./Streator Township
Andy Kepshire LB 5'11" 195 Fr. Hobart, Ind./Hobart
Darren Kincaid, Jr. DL 6'0" 245 Fr. Michigan City, Ind./LaPorte
Zachary LaBarre FB 5'8" 195 Fr. Union Mills, Ind./Union Mills
Brian Laipple DL 6'3" 220 Fr. Roanoke, Ind./Homestead
Josh Lambright OL 6'4" 280 Fr. Edmore, Mich./Carson City-Crystal
Steven Lara OL 6'3" 275 Fr. Florissant, Mo./Hazelwood Central
Desmond Lewis WR 6'2" 165 Fr. Fort Wayne, Ind./Homestead
Sean McCarty WR 6'5" 190 Fr. Waukesha, Wis./West
Nicholas McGarel OL 6'2" 250 Fr. Crown Point, Ind./Andrean
John Moriarty OL 6'2" 290 Fr. Palos Heights, Ill./Shepard
Ryan Myers WR 6'0" 170 Fr. Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton
Corey Nash QB 5'10" 185 Fr. Griffith, Ind./Griffith
Alex Petrik TE 6'4" 185 Fr. Commerce, Mich./Walled Lake Northern
Tyler Poland DL 6'0" 280 Fr. Hagerstown, Ind./Hagerstown
Abdullah Pratt OL 6'0" 300 Fr. Chicago, Ill./Morgan Park
Jake Riedel RB 5'10" 200 Fr. South Milwaukee, Wis./South Milwaukee
Roger Satur LB 6'0" 198 Fr. Mansfield, Texas/Nolan Catholic
Justin Schmidt DL 6'2" 235 Fr. Chicago, Ill./Loyola Academy
David Schuster LB 6'1" 210 Fr. Downers Grove, Ill./Benet Academy
Alexander Soller DB 5'10" 175 Fr. Michigan City, Ind./Michigan City
David Tebo OL 6'0" 255 Fr. Greenville, Wis./Hortonville
Matthew Upshaw QB 5'11" 180 Fr. Indianapolis, Ind./Warren Central
Dan VanAartsen K 5'10" 170 Fr. Brookfield, Wis./East
Evan Walter WR 6'1" 185 Fr. Wanatah, Ind./South Central
Javon Welch DB 6'0" 200 Fr. Grand Rapids, Mich./Ottawa Hills
Micah Williamson LB 6'2" 220 Fr. Grand Rapids, Mich./Ottawa Hills
Mychael Worthem OL 6'4" 230 Fr. Grand Rapids, Mich./Northview
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 5th/17 (20)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 9th/18 (12)
M Tennis Valpo 5 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 11 Detroit 2
Baseball Youngstown State 7 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 11 Valpo 10
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
M Soccer St. Joseph's College Eastgate Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Youngstown State 1 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 13
Softball Cleveland State 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 2
Volleyball Western Michigan/Butler/Eastern Michigan ARC
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo
Softball Cleveland State 4 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 6
Baseball Youngstown State 12 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 4
W Tennis Valpo 1 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Detroit 6
M Soccer Benedictine Brown Field
Apr 12, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Haitian National Team Brown Field
Apr 12, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
Apr 13 Valpo 7
W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 18 Valpo 11
W Tennis Youngstown State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
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 Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25 Horizon League Tournament
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
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