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Crusaders Announce 2008 Softball Schedule
Shannon Robinson is one of Valpo's six returning position players.
Shannon Robinson is one of Valpo's six returning position players.

Monday, December 10, 2007

2008 Softball Schedule

Valparaiso University head softball coach Randy Schneider announced his 2008 schedule today, which is highlighted by 16 home games over ten dates at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.

The Crusaders will prepare for conference play by traveling to four early-season tournaments.  Valpo will play a total of 24 games from February 21 through March 16 at the Tulsa Invitational, Rebel Spring Games, Kentucky Frostbite Classic and Maryland Spring Break Classic.

Valpo will kick off its inaugural season of Horizon League play by hosting Green Bay at the Valparaiso University Softball Field for a three-game series on March 22-23.  The Crusaders will also host Loyola, Butler and Youngstown State in league action, while traveling to Detroit, UIC, Wright State and Cleveland State.

A doubleheader April 3 at 2007 Women’s College World Series participant DePaul highlights the non-conference portion of the Crusaders’ schedule.  Valpo will also travel for doubleheaders at Central Michigan, IPFW and Purdue.  The Crusaders are hosting Ball State and Northern Illinois for doubleheaders, and will wrap up home play May 1 with a single game against Notre Dame.

The Horizon League Championship will be held in Chicago, Ill. from May 8-11, hosted by Loyola.  The league champion will receive an automatic bid into the 2008 NCAA Tournament.

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