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May 29, 2009 | Volleyball
Coming off of a seventh straight 20-win campaign, Valparaiso volleyball head coach Carin Avery announced today the squad's schedule for the 2009 campaign, which features 11 matches at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
May 29, 2009 | Men's Track & Field
Brett Maynard (Pawcatuck, Conn./Stonington) represented the Valparaiso men's track and field squad Friday at the NCAA Mideast Regional, contested in Louisville, Ky., by competing in the javelin throw.
May 28, 2009 | Baseball
Valparaiso University's Jarad Miller (Fort Wayne, Ind./Carroll H.S.) has been named to the Louisville Slugger NCAA Division I All-American Third Team as announced on Thursday by Collegiate Baseball newspaper.
May 28, 2009 | Football
Valparaiso University head coach Stacy Adams has announced that 45 players have committed to play football for the Crusaders beginning this fall.
May 28, 2009 | Women's Bowling
Head coach Stephen Anthony announced today the roster for the 2009-2010 Valparaiso women's bowling squad, the inaugural season of competition for the team. The nine-person roster includes four current Crusader students, three transfers and two incoming freshmen.
May 27, 2009 | Softball
Valparaiso senior outfielder Karen Korb (Indianapolis, Ind./Lutheran) earned one last accolade for her stellar career both on the field and in the classroom on Wednesday, as she was selected as an ESPN the Magazine Third Team Academic All-American as voted upon by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
May 22, 2009 | Baseball
Valparaiso scored five times in the top of the second, but Milwaukee answered with seven in the bottom of the inning as the Panthers posted a 10-7 victory over the Crusaders on Friday morning in an elimination game of the Horizon League Championships in Lorain, Ohio.
May 21, 2009 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso University's Ansel Hillmer (Tampa, Fla./Hillsborough H.S.) was named to the ESPN The Magazine At-Large Academic All-District V First Team as voted upon by CoSIDA.
May 21, 2009 | Baseball
Bryce Shafer (Wabash, Ind./Northfield H.S.) pitched into the ninth inning, striking out seven and yielding just five hits as Valparaiso defeated Butler 4-2 in an elimination game on the Horizon League Tournament on Thursday afternoon at the Pipe Yard in Lorain, Ohio.
May 20, 2009 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Homer Drew announced today that the Crusaders have signed 6'7”, 235 lb. forward Milos Milosevic (Bar, Montenegro/Oakmont [Calif.] H.S. [Yuba College]) to a National Letter of Intent. He will join the Crusaders for the 2009-2010 campaign with three years of eligibility remaining.
May 20, 2009 | Baseball
Valparaiso left 13 runners on base Wednesday afternoon, including eight in scoring position, and fell in its first game of the Horizon League Tournament against Cleveland State 4-2 at The Pipe Yard in Lorain, Ohio.
May 20, 2009 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University women's basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced the signing of Raegan Moore to a National Letter of Intent to play for the Crusaders beginning in the fall.
May 18, 2009 | Baseball
Valparaiso University catcher Matt Lenski (Milwaukee, Wis./Marquette University H.S.) has been named to the All-Horizon League First Team while outfielder Dan DeBruin (Combined Locks, Wis./Kimberly H.S.) received Second Team All-League honors the conference has announced. In addition, outfielders Steven Scoby (Delton, Mich./Kellogg H.S.) and Kyle Gaedele (Arlington Heights, Ill./Rolling Meadows H.S.) were each named to the Horizon League's All-Newcomer Team.
May 18, 2009 | Baseball
Valparaiso travels to The Pipe Yard in Lorain, Ohio beginning Wednesday morning as the Crusaders begin their quest for the 2009 Horizon League Baseball Championships crown. The fourth-seeded Crusaders will face fifth-seeded, and tournament host, Cleveland State in the first game of the double elimination event.
May 17, 2009 | Baseball
UIC scored two unearned runs on Sunday afternoon, including one in the 10th inning that proved to be the difference, as the Flames defeated Valparaiso 2-1 at Emory G. Bauer Field to wrap up the 2009 regular season for both schools.
May 16, 2009 | Baseball
Valparaiso will play UIC Sunday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. at Emory G. Bauer Field to make up one of the three games rained out between Friday and Saturday. With a win, the Crusaders would finish in third place in the Horizon League and earn the third seed in the upcoming Horizon League Tournament.
May 16, 2009 | Baseball
With standing water still in the outfield by mid-afternoon on Saturday, unplayable conditions at Emory G. Bauer Field have forced the cancellation of the Valparaiso-UIC Horizon League doubleheader.
May 15, 2009 | Baseball
Steady rain in Northwest Indiana has postponed Friday's scheduled Horizon League series opener between Valparaiso and UIC. The two schools will now open the three-game weekend series on Saturday with the regularly scheduled doubleheader at Emory G. Bauer Field beginning at noon. Friday's game is slated to be made up Sunday morning at 9 a.m.
May 13, 2009 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University women's basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced the Crusaders' 2009-2010 schedule which includes many as seven games against teams that were in the NCAA Tournament this past year as well as three other games against teams from major conferences.
May 13, 2009 | Baseball
With steady rain coming down throughout Northwest Indiana and more on the way, Wednesday afternoon's schedule baseball game between Valparaiso and Illinois State at Emory G. Bauer Field has been cancelled.
May 12, 2009 | Baseball
Eight Valparaiso pitchers limited the Gary SouthShore RailCats to just three hits on Tuesday evening, but the Northern League hosts came through with a run in the ninth to defeat the college boys 2-1 in exhibition action at the U.S. Steel Yard.
May 12, 2009 | Baseball
The 2010 Horizon League Baseball Championship will be played at the U.S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind. The double-elimination tournament, hosted by Valparaiso University, will run from May 26-30.
May 12, 2009 | Men's Basketball
Junior Cory Johnson (Duluth, Minn./Duluth East [Iowa State]) and incoming sophomore Brandon Wood (Kokomo, Ind./Kokomo [Highland (Ill.) C.C.]) will represent the Valparaiso men's basketball program as they join eight other Division I players on an Athletes in Action team that will embark on a one-week competitive tour against teams in Poland and Berlin, Germany later this month.
May 11, 2009 | Baseball
Valparaiso heads into the final week of the 2009 regular season with lots still on the line. The Crusaders are nearing the 30-win mark and can finish as high as second in the Horizon League standings. This week Valpo plays an exhibition against Gary at the U.S. Steel Yard on Tuesday, hosts Illinois State on Wednesday, and wraps up Horizon League play against regular season champion UIC on Friday and Saturday.
May 10, 2009 | Baseball
Valparaiso scored five times in the seventh and eighth innings of game one and four times in the seventh of game two to come from behind in both games and sweep a doubleheader from Butler 7-6 and 6-3 on Sunday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field.
May 09, 2009 | Baseball
Valparaiso took the nightcap of Saturday's doubleheader in Youngstown, Ohio, defeating Youngstown State 6-5 in the final regular season road game for the Crusaders in 2009. The Penguins defeated Valpo 8-4 in the opener.
May 08, 2009 | Softball
Valparaiso and Loyola engaged in a slugfest Friday evening at the Horizon League Championships, with the lead changing hands on multiple occasions, but after tying the game with two outs in the top of the seventh, the Crusaders could not come out on top, as the Ramblers ended up earning a 10-9 win in eight innings. The loss concludes Valpo's record-setting season at 25-24.
May 08, 2009 | Softball
Valparaiso scored in four of its five at-bats Friday morning, eventually downing Youngstown State by run rule, 10-2, in five innings in loser's bracket action at the Horizon League Championships in Pendleton, Ind. With the win, the Crusaders stay alive in the double-elimination tournament and move on to face Loyola at 3 p.m. CDT.
May 08, 2009 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso University head women's soccer coach John Marovich has announced the 2009 Crusader schedule which includes nine home regular season matches at Eastgate Field, including a visit from Michigan on August 23 for the home opener.
May 07, 2009 | Softball
Valparaiso senior outfielder Karen Korb (Indianapolis, Ind./Lutheran) was named to the CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District V First Team for a second straight year, as announced by CoSIDA today. Korb is now eligible for Academic All-American consideration.
May 07, 2009 | Baseball
Valparaiso University catcher Matt Lenski (Milwaukee, Wis./Marquette University H.S.) has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V Baseball Team as voted upon by CoSIDA.
May 07, 2009 | Softball
Valparaiso led 4-1 entering the seventh inning of Thursday's first round game at the Horizon League Championships in Pendleton, Ind., but Green Bay struck for six runs in the top of the inning to earn a 7-4 victory.
May 06, 2009 | Softball
Freshman Sara Strickland (Phoenix, Ariz./Horizon) was named Newcomer of the Year and represented Valparaiso on the All-League First Team as the Horizon League announced its award winners on Wednesday evening. Seniors Karen Korb (Indianapolis, Ind./Lutheran) and Ashley Wolter (Denver, Iowa/Denver) each were named to the All-League Second Team, while Joylyn Ichiyama (Torrance, Calif./Redondo Union) joined Strickland on the All-Newcomer Team.
May 06, 2009 | Softball
Valparaiso enters the 2009 Horizon League Softball Championships as the sixth seed, opening the tournament with a matchup against seventh-seeded Green Bay on Thursday morning. The Crusaders are looking for their first postseason win as a member of the Horizon League.
May 05, 2009 | Baseball
John Snelten (Ingleside, Ill./Antioch H.S.) went the distance on Tuesday evening, allowing just five hits while not walking a batter to lead Valparaiso to a 14-2 victory over Northwestern at the U.S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind.
May 05, 2009 | Women's Track & Field
Valparaiso placed a league-high four student-athletes on the 2009 women's indoor track and field Academic All-Horizon League squad, as Amanda Body (Harlan, Ky./Harlan), Alyssa Bradford (Mukwonago, Wis./Mukwonago), Laura Rolf (Rochester, Mich./Lutheran Northwest) and Windy Santa Cruz (Fall Creek, Wis./Fall Creek) were all honored by the league for their success on the track and in the classroom.
May 04, 2009 | Baseball
As Valparaiso heads into the final two weeks of the regular season the Crusaders are in the thick of a tight Horizon League race. Valpo will open the week on Tuesday hosting Northwestern in non-conference action at the U.S. Steel Yard in Gary before playing four conference games this weekend. The Crusaders head to Youngstown State for a doubleheader on Saturday before hosting instate rival Butler in a Mother's Day twinbill on Sunday.
May 04, 2009 | Athletics
Valparaiso University's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) announced their year-end awards on Sunday evening at the inaugural Athletic Recognition Ceremony (ARC) Awards.
May 04, 2009 | Men's Track & Field
Keith Button (Farmington Hills, Mich./Farmington), Joel Mathwig (Fall Creek, Wis./Fall Creek), Steve Schubert (Lisle, Ill./Benet Academy) and Christopher Stohs (Shawnee, Kan./Shawnee Mission North) represented the Valparaiso men's track and field squad on the 18-member 2009 men's indoor track and field Academic All-Horizon League team.
May 03, 2009 | Women's Track & Field
Amanda Body (Harlan, Ky./Harlan) picked up two podium finishes on Sunday, leading the Valparaiso women's track and field squad as it concluded competition at the 2009 Horizon League Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Lisle, Ill. The Crusaders finished the meet in seventh place.
May 03, 2009 | Men's Track & Field
Tom Heun (Brecksville, Ohio/Brecksville-Broadview Heights) led the Valparaiso men's track and field team with a fifth-place finish in the 110m hurdles as the Crusaders concluded the 2009 Horizon League Outdoor Track and Field Championships Sunday in Lisle, Ill. in seventh place.
May 03, 2009 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball team will enter the 2009 Horizon League Championships as the sixth seed, the league announced today. The Crusaders will open the tournament against seventh-seeded Green Bay on Thursday, May 7 at 8 a.m. CDT in Pendleton, Ind.
May 03, 2009 | Softball
Freshman Jordan Rutkowski (Alden, N.Y./Alden) went 3-for-3 at the plate and Valparaiso set a new program record for stolen bases in a single season, but it was not enough Sunday, as Cleveland State won by a 7-1 count in both team's regular season finale.
May 02, 2009 | Men's Track & Field
Brett Maynard (Pawcatuck, Conn./Stonington) and Vinnie Liuzzo (Jamestown, N.Y./Jamestown) finished first and second, respectively, in the javelin throw Saturday at the Horizon League Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Lisle, Ill., leading the Valparaiso men's squad.
May 02, 2009 | Women's Track & Field
Senior Amanda Body (Harlan, Ky./Harlan) lowered her own school record in the 100m dash Saturday as the Valparaiso women's track and field squad competed on the second of three days at the Horizon League Track and Field Outdoor Championships in Lisle, Ill.
May 02, 2009 | Baseball
Valparaiso scored eight times in the sixth inning to come from behind and defeat Youngstown State 8-7 in the opener of Saturday's doubleheader at Emory G. Bauer Field. The Penguins capitalized on six Crusader errors in the nightcap though to earn a split with a 13-4 victory.
May 02, 2009 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball team honored its four seniors on Senior Day following Saturday's doubleheader against Cleveland State, but the Vikings spoiled the day, taking the opener 6-2 before winning the nightcap 10-5.
May 02, 2009 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso University swimmers Shauna Dangremond (Tucson, Ariz./Sabino H.S.) and Jaclyn Krause (Rochseter, Mich./Notre Dame Prep H.S.) have both been named to the Academic All-Horizon League Team.
May 01, 2009 | Men's Track & Field
Freshman Bill Rixon (Deerfield, Ill./Deerfield) led the Valparaiso men's track and field squad with a seventh-place finish in the hammer throw as it started competing at the Horizon League Outdoor Championships in Lisle, Ill. on Friday.
May 01, 2009 | Women's Track & Field
Valparaiso kicked off the 2009 Horizon League Outdoor Championships in Lisle, Ill. on Friday evening as multiple athletes competed in both the 10,000m run and the hammer throw.
May 01, 2009 | Baseball
Dan DeBruin (Combined Locks, Wis./Kimberly H.S.) drove in the go-ahead run and Kyle Muhlsteff (Yorba Linda, Calif./Esperanza H.S.) followed with two-run double as Valparaiso scored three times in the eighth inning to break a 3-3 tie and the Crusaders went on to defeat Youngstown State 6-4 on Friday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field for the Brown and Gold's fourth consecutive victory.
May 01, 2009 | Volleyball
Valparaiso outside hitter Angie Porché (Lynwood, Ill./Thornton Fractional South) has been named one of ten female finalists nationwide, representing the sport of volleyball, for the 2009 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award, as announced by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine. Both the female and male winners will be announced and profiled in its May 28, 2009 edition.
May 01, 2009 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Three members of the Valparaiso University men's swimming and diving team have earned Academic All-Horizon League honors for their efforts both in the pool and in the classroom this season.
April 30, 2009 | Softball
For the third time this season and the fourth time in her career, Valparaiso senior outfielder Karen Korb (Indianapolis, Ind./Lutheran) has been honored by the Horizon League as its U.S. Army Female Scholar-Athlete of the Week.
April 30, 2009 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University senior guards Launa Hochstetler (Berlin, Ohio/Hiland H.S.) and Agnieszka Kulaga (Tarnow, Poland/I Liceum Ogolnoksztalcace H.S.) have each been voted to the Horizon League's All-Academic Team.
April 29, 2009 | Softball
Valparaiso's scheduled game on Thursday against #19/20 DePaul at the Valparaiso University Softball Field has been canceled due to forecasted rain throughout the day. The game will not be made up. Valpo will return to the field Saturday with a doubleheader against Cleveland State beginning at 2 p.m.
April 29, 2009 | Baseball
Tyler Deetjen (Saint Charles, Ill./East H.S.) and four relievers combined on a three-hitter Wednesday afternoon as Valparaiso earned its third straight victory, defeating Northern Illinois 12-2 at Ralph McKinzie Field in DeKalb, Ill.
April 29, 2009 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso senior guard Jake Diebler (Upper Sandusky, Ohio/Upper Sandusky) was one of five players league-wide named to the Academic All-Horizon League men's basketball team, as announced by the league Wednesday.
April 28, 2009 | Baseball
John Snelten (Ingleside, Ill./Antioch H.S.) allowed just two runs and five hits in 7.1 innings of work on a cool, wet Tuesday afternoon to lead Valparaiso to a 5-2 victory over Bradley at Emory G. Bauer Field.
April 28, 2009 | Softball
Valparaiso's scheduled home doubleheader against IPFW on Tuesday has been canceled due to wet field conditions from overnight rains. The games will not be made up. The ‘Think Pink' event, with breast cancer survivors in attendance and with $10 pink t-shirts available for purchase to benefit the Porter County Breast Cancer Society, will now be held this Sunday.
April 27, 2009 | Baseball
With three weeks left in the regular season, Valparaiso looks to improve its positioning among the middle of the pack in the Horizon League with five games this week. The Crusaders will step out of conference to host Bradley on Tuesday while travelling to Northern Illinois on Wednesday. The Brown and Gold then will host Youngstown State in a key three-game Horizon League set this weekend.
April 27, 2009 | Softball
Valparaiso closes out the regular season with a flurry of home games this week, as the Crusaders will host seven contests over four dates. Non-league midweek twinbills against IPFW and nationally-ranked DePaul precede a three-game weekend series against league foe Cleveland State.
April 27, 2009 | Baseball
Valparaiso University's Bryce Shafer (Wabash, Ind./Northfield H.S.) has been named the Horizon League's Pitcher of the week after picking up his conference-leading sixth victory of the season in Valpo's 2-1 win at Wright State on Sunday.
April 27, 2009 | Women's Basketball
Players were recognized and team awards were handed out at the annual Valparaiso University Women's Basketball Banquet held Sunday evening at the Strongbow Inn Banquet Center.
April 26, 2009 | Baseball
Behind the pitching of Bryce Shafer (Wabash, Ind./Northfield H.S.), Valparaiso defeated Wright State 2-1 in the nightcap of Sunday's doubleheader at Nischwitz Stadium in Dayton, Ohio to salvage a split of the twinbill after the Raiders took the opener 16-1.
April 26, 2009 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso's men's tennis team captured the fifth place match at the Horizon League Championships on Sunday morning with a 4-0 blanking of Youngstown State at North Central High School in Indianapolis, Ind.
April 26, 2009 | Women's Track & Field
Senior Amanda Body (Harlan, Ky./Harlan) shattered her own school record in the 200m dash for the second straight week and also ran the fastest time in school history in the 100m dash as the Valparaiso women's track and field team competed Saturday at the Stan Lyons Invitational in Indianapolis, Ind.
April 26, 2009 | Men's Track & Field
Competing in their final tune-up for the Horizon League Championships, four different athletes recorded top-ten finishes as the Valparaiso men's track and field team took to the track Saturday at the Stan Lyons Invitational in Indianapolis, Ind.
April 25, 2009 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso posted a 4-1 victory over Detroit on Saturday afternoon in Indianapolis, Ind. to advance in the consolation draw of the Horizon League Championships.
April 25, 2009 | Baseball
Valparaiso battled through three rain delays, fought back from a five-run deficit, and had the tying runs on base in the ninth on Saturday afternoon, but the Crusaders ended up falling 14-12 to UIC at Les Miller Field in Chicago, Ill. Game two of the scheduled doubleheader was cancelled due to rain.
April 25, 2009 | Women's Tennis
The Valparaiso University women's tennis team's 2009 season came to an end on Saturday morning with a hard-fought 4-2 loss to Wright State in the consolation draw of the Horizon League Championships held in Indianapolis, Ind.
April 24, 2009 | Men's Tennis
Butler won the first two doubles matches and posted wins in three singles contests on Friday afternoon as the third-seeded Bulldogs defeated Valparaiso 4-0 in the Horizon League quarterfinals held in Indianapolis, Ind.
April 24, 2009 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso opened play on a windy Friday morning in the Horizon League Tennis Championships dropping a 4-0 decision to fourth-seeded Cleveland State in the first round of play in Indianapolis, Ind.
April 24, 2009 | Athletics
Six Valparaiso University athletic teams have been cited with the NCAA Public Recognition Award for academic performance.
April 23, 2009 | Softball
An Ashley Wolter (Denver, Iowa/Denver) grand slam in the first inning of the nightcap Thursday in Indianapolis set the tone, as Valparaiso rolled to a 12-2 victory over Butler. The Bulldogs earned a 3-2 victory in ten innings in the day's opener.
April 23, 2009 | Softball
Valparaiso senior outfielder Karen Korb (Indianapolis, Ind./Lutheran) has been named the U.S. Army Horizon League Female Scholar-Athlete of the Week for the third time in her career.
April 22, 2009 | Softball
Valparaiso led Butler 3-0 heading into the bottom of the seventh in Horizon League action Wednesday in Indianapolis, but the Bulldogs scored four runs in their last at-bat to steal a 4-3 victory from the Crusaders.
April 21, 2009 | Baseball
Tuesday afternoon's baseball game between Valparaiso and Purdue at the U.S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind. has been cancelled due to steady rains in Northwest Indiana.
April 21, 2009 | Softball
A busy schedule gets a bit calmer for Valparaiso this week, as the Crusaders have just one three-game series, a mid-week set in Indianapolis against Horizon League rival Butler that provides an opportunity for Valpo to move up the Horizon League standings. The series has been adjusted to allow time for the field to dry from recent rains, as Valpo and Butler will now play one game Wednesday before a doubleheader on Thursday.
April 20, 2009 | Baseball
After playing six games last week, Valparaiso will play another five this week beginning with a Tuesday evening affair against Purdue at the U.S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind. The Crusaders then head to Chicago on Saturday for a doubleheader against UIC before traveling to Dayton, Ohio on Sunday for a twinbill against Wright State.
April 20, 2009 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso's men's tennis team will take on rival Butler on Friday afternoon at 12 p.m. CDT in the quarterfinals of the Horizon League Tennis Championships held at North Central High School in Indianapolis, Ind.
April 20, 2009 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso will take on Cleveland State on Friday morning at 9 a.m. CDT in Indianapolis, Ind. in the opening round of the Horizon League Tennis Championships held at North Central High School.
April 20, 2009 | Athletics
Valparaiso University awarded 107 student-athletes with Presidential Honors while also handing out the Laurel Award at the 18th Annual Academic Honors Banquet for Student-Athletes which was held on Sunday evening in the Harre Union.
April 19, 2009 | Baseball
Valparaiso wrapped up its 10-game homestand on Sunday afternoon with a 6-5 victory over Saint Francis (Ind.) at Emory G. Bauer Field.
April 19, 2009 | Women's Tennis
Detroit spoiled Senior Day for Valparaiso's women's tennis team on Sunday afternoon at Matchpoint Tennis Club, handing the Crusaders a 7-0 defeat to wrap up the regular season for both schools.
April 19, 2009 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso wrapped up the 2009 regular season on Sunday morning, dropping a 7-0 match to Cleveland State at River Oaks Racquet Club in Cleveland, Ohio.
April 19, 2009 | Softball
The final game of Valparaiso's three-game weekend series at Green Bay has been canceled due to persistent precipitation Sunday in the area. The game will not be made up. Valpo returns to action on Wednesday, April 22 in Indianapolis with a doubleheader against Butler.
April 19, 2009 | Women's Tennis
Sunday's Valparaiso-Detroit women's tennis match has been moved indoors to Matchpoint Tennis Club in Griffith, Ind. due to the rain. The regular season finale for both schools will still begin at noon.
April 18, 2009 | Women's Track & Field
Senior Amanda Body (Harlan, Ky./Harlan) broke her own school record Saturday in the 200m dash while also posting two other top-ten finishes as the Valparaiso women's track and field squad competed at the Dave Rankin Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind.
April 18, 2009 | Men's Track & Field
Freshman Bill Rixon (Deerfield, Ill./Deerfield) posted one of the best efforts in program history in the discus throw, while Steve Schubert (Lisle, Ill./Benet Academy) and Tom Heun (Brecksville, Ohio/Brecksville-Broadview Heights) also recorded top-ten finishes as the Valparaiso men's track and field team competed Saturday at the Dave Rankin Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind.
April 18, 2009 | Baseball
Valparaiso's bats exploded for six runs in the opening inning of game two on Saturday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field helping the Crusaders to a doubleheader split against Wright State. The Raiders won the opener 6-2 before Valpo took the nightcap 14-1.
April 18, 2009 | Softball
Freshman Sam McGee (Bloomington, Minn./Jefferson) dealt a five-hit shutout in the nightcap of a twinbill Saturday afternoon in Green Bay, Wis., as Valparaiso defeated the Phoenix, 3-0. The Crusaders rallied from a five-run deficit in the opener before succumbing in nine innings, 6-5.
April 18, 2009 | Men's Tennis
The doubles point proved to be crucial on Saturday afternoon and Valparaiso was able to take the point on its way to a 4-3 victory over Youngstown State at the YSU Courts in Youngstown, Ohio to move back to .500 in Horizon League action.
April 17, 2009 | Baseball
Wright State scored two batters into the game and added insurance runs in the seventh, eighth, and ninth innings on Friday afternoon to snap Valparaiso's six-game winning streak with an 8-1 victory over the Crusaders at Emory G. Bauer Field.
April 17, 2009 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso ended the road portion of the 2009 regular season on Friday afternoon dropping a 7-0 match to UIC at Flames Courts in Chicago, Ill.
April 16, 2009 | Softball
Tied heading into the bottom of the seventh, junior catcher Whitney Warner (Greenwood, Ind./Center Grove) came up with the big hit, dropping in a walk-off single to plate pinch-runner Aubrey Sundling (Huntington, Ind./Huntington North) as Valparaiso defeated Purdue in the nightcap at the Valparaiso University Softball Field on Thursday, 3-2. The Boilermakers earned a 7-1 victory in the opener.
April 16, 2009 | Volleyball
Valparaiso volleyball head coach Carin Avery announced today that Craig Cromwell has been hired as an assistant coach for the Crusader program. Cromwell comes to Valpo from Chesterton H.S., where he served as an assistant coach for the last four years.
April 15, 2009 | Baseball
Valparaiso won its sixth straight game on Wednesday afternoon, giving the Crusaders their longest winning streak since 2001, as the Brown and Gold defeated Anderson 4-3 at Emory G. Bauer Field.
April 15, 2009 | Men's Tennis
Adam Whitmer (Shipshewana, Ind./Westview H.S.) won his sixth straight singles match and Kyle Stump (Plymouth, Ind./Plymouth H.S.) also posted a singles victory on Wednesday afternoon, but it was not enough for Valparaiso as the Crusaders fell 5-2 to Butler at the Valpo Tennis Complex in the home finale.
April 15, 2009 | Women's Tennis
Lindsey Gustafson (Naperville, Ill./Benet Academy) won her third straight singles match and moved to .500 on the season, but Valparaiso could not overcome a strong IPFW team on Wednesday afternoon, dropping its final non-conference match of the season 6-1 in Fort Wayne, Ind.
April 15, 2009 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University head coach Keith Freeman has announced that Gina Lange has signed a National Letter of intent to play basketball for the Crusaders beginning this fall.
April 14, 2009 | Baseball
Valparaiso continues what has turned into a 10-game homestand this week with five more games between Wednesday and Sunday at Emory G. Bauer Field. The Crusaders will host Anderson on Wednesday and face Wright State in a three-game series on Friday and Saturday before wrapping up the weekend hosting Saint Francis (Ind.) on Sunday.
April 14, 2009 | Softball
Coming off of a tripleheader sweep on Saturday, Valparaiso will play five games this week. The Crusaders will host Purdue in a doubleheader at home on Thursday before traveling to Green Bay this weekend for a key three-game league series with the Phoenix.
April 14, 2009 | Baseball
Tuesday's scheduled baseball game between Valparaiso and IPFW has been cancelled due to consistent rains in the Fort Wayne, Ind. area. The game will not be made up. In addition, the Crusaders have added a game for Wednesday afternoon against Anderson at Emory G. Bauer Field beginning at 4 p.m.
April 13, 2009 | Baseball
Valparaiso's bats came alive early on a cold, rainy Monday afternoon as the Crusaders scored nine times in the first three innings and went on to defeat Grace 12-0 at Emory G. Bauer Field.
April 13, 2009 | Softball
Valparaiso senior Karen Korb (Indianapolis, Ind./Lutheran) has been named the U.S. Army Horizon League Female Scholar-Athlete of the Month for the month of March, the league office announced today.
April 11, 2009 | Baseball
For the second straight day Valparaiso posted a doubleheader sweep of North Dakota to wrap up the four-game weekend series, defeating the Fighting Sioux 6-5 in 10 innings and 5-0 at Emory G. Bauer Field on Saturday afternoon.
April 11, 2009 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball team took full advantage of a tripleheader Saturday at Horizon League foe Youngstown State, sweeping the three games by scores of 13-8, 3-1 and 8-0. Freshman Sara Strickland (Phoenix, Ariz./Horizon) set the Crusader single-season runs scored record, crossing the plate eight times on the day to increase her season total to 37.
April 11, 2009 | Men's Tennis
Despite losing the doubles point, Valparaiso rallied in singles play, winning at the third through sixth spots in the lineup to defeat Green Bay 4-3 on Saturday morning at the Valpo Tennis Complex to notch its second Horizon League win in as many days.
April 11, 2009 | Men's Track & Field
Leandro Schultz (Valley View, Ohio/Brecksville-Broadview Heights) ran to a fourth-place finish in the 5,000m run, while Chris Walsh (Pittsboro, N.C./Cary Academy) finished in fourth position in the decathlon as the Valparaiso men's track and field squad competed Saturday at the Chicagoland Championships in Chicago, Ill.
April 11, 2009 | Women's Track & Field
Amanda Body (Harlan, Ky./Harlan) took the event victory in the 200m dash and posted two other top-five finishes, leading the Valparaiso women's track and field team as it competed Friday evening at the Chicagoland Championships in Chicago, Ill.
April 10, 2009 | Baseball
Billy Cribbs (Rochester, Mich./Rochester H.S.) singled home Steven Scoby (Delton, Mich./Kellogg H.S.) with two outs in the bottom of the 12th inning of game two to give Valparaiso its fourth doubleheader sweep of the season on Friday afternoon, as the Crusaders downed North Dakota 3-2 and 2-1 at Emory G. Bauer Field.
April 10, 2009 | Men's Tennis
Building off of solid doubles play, Valparaiso won five of the six singles matches on Friday afternoon to defeat Detroit 6-1 at Matchpoint Tennis Club in Griffith, Ind. to record the Crusaders' first Horizon League victory of the season.
April 10, 2009 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso rallied from a 3-1 deficit to tie the match on Friday afternoon, but Green Bay won the deciding point to defeat the Crusaders 4-3 at the Courts of Northwest Indiana.
April 10, 2009 | Softball
Valparaiso's scheduled single game with Youngstown State in Youngstown, Ohio on Friday has been postponed due to persistent rain throughout the day. The Crusaders and Penguins will now attempt to play a tripleheader on Saturday, beginning at 11 a.m. CDT. All three games can be heard live on www.sportsjuice.com.
April 09, 2009 | Softball
Valparaiso had its highest scoring output against Notre Dame in 24 years Thursday at Melissa Cook Stadium in Notre Dame, Ind., but it was not enough, as the Fighting Irish took the nightcap by a 17-9 score. The Crusaders dropped the opener to the Irish as well, 11-0.
April 09, 2009 | Women's Tennis
For the third time in the last four matches Valparaiso played at home on Wednesday afternoon, but the Crusaders were unable to defeat Wayne State, falling 7-0 at the Valpo Tennis Complex.
April 09, 2009 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso University Women's Basketball Banquet will be held on Sunday, April 26 in the Charles Room at the Strongbow Inn Banquet Center.
April 09, 2009 | Men's Tennis
Friday's men's tennis match between Valparaiso and Detroit has been moved indoors to Matchpoint Tennis Club in Griffith, Ind. due to forecasted rain and chilly temperatures at match time. The match will still begin at 10 a.m. as scheduled.
April 09, 2009 | Football
The Valparaiso University football team has announced that it will now open the 2009 season against Saint Joseph's (Ind.) on the road in Rensselaer, Ind. as opposed to at Brown due to other scheduling considerations. Kickoff is slated for 12 p.m.
April 08, 2009 | Baseball
Valparaiso jumped out to a 4-1 lead and Matt Lenski (Milwaukee, Wis./Marquette University H.S.) went 4-for-4 on the afternoon for the Crusaders, but Indiana battled back to defeat Valpo 9-5 on Wednesday afternoon at Sembower Field in Bloomington, Ind.
April 08, 2009 | Men's Tennis
Adam Whitmer (Shipshewana, Ind./Westview H.S.) won for the second straight day in singles, but it was not enough as Valparaiso dropped its first home outdoor match of the season on Wednesday, 6-1 to UIC at the Valpo Tennis Complex.
April 08, 2009 | Softball
Valparaiso looks to bounce back this week as the Crusaders play five games in a three-day span. Valpo starts its trek east with a non-league doubleheader at Notre Dame on Thursday before playing a key Horizon League series at Youngstown State on Friday and Saturday.
April 07, 2009 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso and Dayton played three three-set singles matches as well as a close doubles point, but in the end the Flyers defeated the Crusaders 5-2 on Wednesday afternoon in Griffith, Ind.
April 07, 2009 | Baseball
Valparaiso steps out of conference play all week beginning on Wednesday afternoon as the Crusaders wrap up their road trip facing Big Ten foe Indiana. Valpo returns home on Friday to begin a weekend homestand against North Dakota with doubleheaders on both Friday and Saturday.
April 06, 2009 | Baseball
Valparaiso and North Dakota have added a game to their weekend series, and will now play a doubleheader on Friday in addition to Saturday.
April 06, 2009 | Baseball
Valparaiso University's Jon Gulbransen (Appleton, Wis./Fox Valley Lutheran H.S.) has been named the Horizon League's Pitcher of the Week for the second time this season after leading the Crusaders to a series-opening victory at Cleveland State on Saturday afternoon.
April 06, 2009 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso's home men's tennis match scheduled for Tuesday afternoon against Dayton has been moved indoors to Matchpoint Tennis Club in Griffith, Ind.
April 06, 2009 | Men's Track & Field, Women's Track & Field
Head coach Ryan Moore announced a schedule change for the Valparaiso track and field squads today. Both the men's and women's teams will be heading to West Lafayette to take part in the Dave Rankin Invitational on Saturday, April 18 at 9 a.m. CDT. The meet replaces the previously scheduled event in Louisville, Ky. that weekend.
April 05, 2009 | Baseball
Monday's scheduled baseball game between Valparaiso and Robert Morris (Ill.) scheduled for Emory G. Bauer Field has been canceled due to rain and snow in the Northwest Indiana area.
April 05, 2009 | Baseball
On a cool, crisp, Sunday afternoon, Cleveland State's Brian Long outdueled Valparaiso's Bryce Shafer (Wabash, Ind./Northfield H.S.) as both pitcher's went the distance at Pipe Yard Stadium in Lorain, Ohio as the Vikings won the weekend series finale 3-1 against the Crusaders.
April 05, 2009 | Softball
Valparaiso got out to a quick 2-0 lead on Sunday in its series finale on a cold, blustery day in Chicago, but Loyola scored one run in each of the final three innings, including a leadoff walkoff homer in the bottom of the seventh, to take a 3-2 victory.
April 04, 2009 | Women's Track & Field
Amanda Body (Harlan, Ky./Harlan) posted a trio of top-ten finishes on Saturday as the Valparaiso women's track and field squad competed at the DePauw Invitational in Greencastle, Ind.
April 04, 2009 | Men's Track & Field
Christopher Stohs (Shawnee, Kan./Shawnee Mission North) registered three top-ten finishes on Saturday as the Valparaiso men's track and field team opened the 2009 outdoor campaign at the DePauw Invitational in Greencastle, Ind.
April 04, 2009 | Men's Tennis
Adam Whitmer (Shipshewana, Ind./Westview H.S.) earned Valparaiso's lone point on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders dropped their Horizon League opener to Wright State 6-1 at the Five Seasons Tennis Club in Dayton, Ohio.
April 04, 2009 | Softball
Jill Jacobson (Beecher, Ill./Beecher) scored the game-winning run on a wild pitch in the top of the 15th inning, and Stephanie Kelly (Plainfield, Ill./Plainfield) capped her complete-game win with a 1-2-3 bottom of the 15th as Valparaiso defeated Loyola, 4-3, in the longest game in team history. The Ramblers took the nightcap from the Crusaders by a 4-1 score.
April 04, 2009 | Baseball
Jon Gulbransen (Appleton, Wis./Fox Valley Lutheran H.S.) tossed seven scoreless innings in the opener for Valparaiso to lead the Crusaders to a doubleheader split with Cleveland State on Saturday afternoon at Pipe Yard Stadium in Lorain, Ohio. Valpo won the opener 10-5 but fell 7-6 in the night cap when a late ninth inning rally fell just short.
April 04, 2009 | Women's Tennis
Despite victories at both fifth and sixth singles, as well as third doubles, Valparaiso lost a 5-2 decision to Wright State on Saturday afternoon in Horizon League action at Five Seasons Tennis Center in Dayton, Ohio.
April 03, 2009 | Women's Tennis
Hosting Milwaukee indoors at Matchpoint Tennis Club in Griffith, Ind. on Friday afternoon, Valparaiso dropped a 6-1 decision to the Panthers in Horizon League action.
April 03, 2009 | Baseball
Valparaiso and Cleveland State will have to wait one more day to open their three-game weekend series as Friday's schedule opener slated for Pipe Yard Stadium in Lorain, Ohio has been postponed due to steady rains. The game will be made up on Sunday at a time still to be determined.
April 02, 2009 | Softball
Valparaiso was unable to garner a victory over Wright State Thursday afternoon at the Valparaiso University Softball Field, as the Raiders won the resumption of Wednesday's suspended game, 9-0, before taking the series finale by a 6-2 count.
April 02, 2009 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso's scheduled women's tennis match against Milwaukee slated for Friday afternoon has been moved indoors to Matchpoint Tennis Club in Griffith, Ind. due to threatening inclement weather in the Northwest Indiana area. The match is still slated to begin around 4 p.m.
April 01, 2009 | Softball
Freshman Sara Strickland (Phoenix, Ariz./Horizon) hit a two-run homer with two outs in the seventh to send Valparaiso's series opener with Wright State to extra innings, but the Raiders put up four runs in the tenth and held on for a 9-7 win. Game two was suspended due to darkness after four innings with Wright State ahead 5-0, and will be resumed Thursday at noon.
April 01, 2009 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso opened the outdoor portion of the home schedule on an extremely windy Wednesday afternoon at the Valpo Tennis Complex, dropping a 6-1 match to Indiana Wesleyan.
March 31, 2009 | Softball
A crucial week is in store for Valparaiso, as the Crusaders will play one-third of their remaining Horizon League contests over the next six days. Valpo will host Wright State on Wednesday and Thursday before heading to the Windy City to take on Loyola Saturday and Sunday.
March 31, 2009 | Baseball
Tuesday afternoon's scheduled baseball game between Valparaiso and Northern Illinois in DeKalb, Ill. has been postponed due to rain and soggy field conditions at Ralph McKinzie Field. The game has been rescheduled for April 29 beginning at 3 p.m. in DeKalb.
March 30, 2009 | Baseball
After winning two out of three last weekend against Milwaukee to open the home campaign, the Valparaiso University baseball team returns to the road this week for four games. The Crusaders will head to DeKalb, Ill. for a non-conference tilt against Northern Illinois on Tuesday before heading to Cleveland State for a three-game Horizon League series Friday and Saturday.
March 30, 2009 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso wrapped up its eight-match road trip on Tuesday afternoon, dropping a 7-0 Horizon League match to Cleveland State in at River Oaks Racquet Club in Cleveland, Ohio.
March 29, 2009 | Softball
Due to unplayable field conditions from lengthy periods of precipitation this weekend, Valparaiso's scheduled Monday doubleheader against UIC at the Valparaiso University Softball Field has been canceled and will not be made up. The Crusaders will return to action at home Wednesday against Wright State with a twinbill slated for a 3 p.m. first pitch.
March 29, 2009 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso returned to Horizon League action on Sunday morning, but dropped a 7-0 match to Youngstown State at the Boardman Tennis Center in Boardman, Ohio.
March 27, 2009 | Baseball
Jarad Miller (Fort Wayne, Ind./Carroll H.S.) earned saves in both games of Friday's doubleheader at Emory G. Bauer Field to tie Adam Knobel for Valparaiso University's career save record with 14 as the Crusaders swept a doubleheader from Milwaukee 4-2 and 7-5.
March 26, 2009 | Baseball
Valparaiso scored three times in the ninth inning with two outs and had both the tying and winning runs on base, but could not knot the score on Thursday afternoon in the Crusaders' home opener, falling to Milwaukee 6-5 at Emory G. Bauer Field.
March 26, 2009 | Softball
Due to the threat of unsavory weather this weekend, the schedule for Valparaiso's three-game weekend series against Horizon League foe UIC has been adjusted. The Crusaders and Flames are now scheduled to play a single game Sunday and a doubleheader on Monday.
March 26, 2009 | Football
With Valparaiso set to kick off spring practice on Monday, March 30, head coach Stacy Adams has announced the 2009 football schedule, which will see the Brown and Gold play at Brown Field six times.
March 25, 2009 | Softball
Valparaiso put up its highest scoring output in over two years, scoring multiple runs in all five innings as it downed Northern Illinois in the nightcap Wednesday in DeKalb, Ill., 13-1. The Huskies struck first in the opener and went on to a 5-3 victory over the Crusaders as the two squads split the twinbill.
March 25, 2009 | Baseball
After playing 18 straight games on the road, the Valparaiso Crusaders will open the home portion of the 2009 baseball season this weekend at Emory G. Bauer Field. Valpo will host Milwaukee in a single game on Thursday before the two schools meet for a doubleheader on Friday to wrap up the series.
March 25, 2009 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball team announced today its promotional schedule for the 2009 campaign, highlighted by a giveaway of a pair of Allegiant Air tickets from South Bend to Orlando during the April 30 doubleheader against DePaul.
March 25, 2009 | Women's Soccer
The Valparaiso University women's soccer team is holding a camp this summer at the Eastgate Soccer Fields for all age groups.
March 24, 2009 | Softball
Valparaiso continues play this week with five games over three dates. The Crusaders travel to Dekalb, Ill. to face Northern Illinois in a twinbill on Wednesday before returning home for a three-game series against Horizon League foe UIC this weekend.
March 24, 2009 | Baseball
Valparaiso's home opening baseball series slated for this Friday and Saturday against Milwaukee has been moved up to Thursday and Friday due to the threat of inclement weather over the weekend.
March 24, 2009 | Football
Valparaiso University head football coach Stacy Adams has announced that Robert Lee has joined the Crusader coaching staff as a defensive assistant and special teams coordinator.
March 23, 2009 | Softball
Valparaiso pushed the game-winning run across the plate in the top of the seventh in the nightcap Monday in Indianapolis, Ind. to earn an 8-7 victory over IUPUI and salvage a doubleheader split. The Jaguars defeated the Crusaders in the opener, 10-1.
March 22, 2009 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso opened Horizon League action on Sunday afternoon in Indianapolis, Ind., but was defeated by Butler 6-1 at the Butler Bubble.
March 22, 2009 | Softball
Valparaiso improved to 3-0 to start the 2009 Horizon League campaign with an 8-0, five-inning run rule victory over Detroit Sunday afternoon at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.
March 21, 2009 | Softball
Trailing by four runs late Saturday against Detroit, Valparaiso came all the way back, as a Sadie Conner (Washington, Ill./Washington) 3-run homer set the stage for a walk-off RBI single by Ashley Wolter (Denver, Iowa/Denver) in a 5-4 victory. The nightcap was dominated by Stephanie Kelly (Plainfield, Ill./Plainfield), who tossed a two-hitter en route to a 7-0 Crusader win.
March 21, 2009 | Baseball
Valparaiso won the opener of Saturday's doubleheader against Butler 10-5 at Bulldog Park in Indianapolis, Ind., but the host Bulldogs rallied to take the series finale, defeating the Crusaders 5-2 in game two of the twinbill.
March 21, 2009 | Men's Tennis
Playing in their final non-conference tilt before opening Horizon League play, the Valparaiso Crusaders came out on the short end of a 7-0 decision to Marquette on Sunday afternoon at Helfaer Tennis Stadium in Milwaukee, Wis.
March 20, 2009 | Baseball
Valparaiso scored six times in the top of the third inning to break the game open and tallied 18 total hits on the afternoon as the Crusaders opened Horizon League play on Friday afternoon with a 14-1 victory over Butler at Bulldog Park in Indianapolis, Ind.
March 20, 2009 | Women's Basketball
For the second time this season, Valparaiso University's Agnieszka Kulaga (Tarnow, Poland/I Liceum Ogolnoksztalcace H.S.) has been named the U.S. Army Horizon League's Scholar-Athlete of the Week.
March 20, 2009 | Baseball
Valparaiso University catcher Matt Lenski (Milwaukee, Wis./Marquette University H.S.) has been named this week's U.S. Army Horizon League male Scholar-Athlete of the Week.
March 19, 2009 | Baseball
Valparaiso University will play an exhibition baseball game against the Gary SouthShore RailCats on May 12, one of three games the Crusaders will play at the U.S. Steel Yard this year.
March 19, 2009 | Athletics
The Valparaiso University athletic department and Nike have entered into an agreement that will make Nike the official provider of Crusader uniforms and apparel beginning with the 2009-2010 school year.
March 19, 2009 | Volleyball
Valparaiso volleyball head coach Carin Avery and the Crusader volleyball team will host their 2009 summer camp for youths in grades 6-12 at the Athletics-Recreation Center from July 6-9.
March 19, 2009 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso University director of athletics Mark LaBarbera has announced that Jay Adams has stepped down as head coach of the Crusader women's tennis team and Traci Young has been named the team's new head coach.
March 19, 2009 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso men's soccer head coach Mike Avery announced today that Jeff Oleck will be returning to the Crusader program as an assistant coach. Oleck, a standout in goal for Valpo from 2002 through 2005, will begin his duties this upcoming summer.
March 18, 2009 | Baseball
Valparaiso pulled even with Notre Dame in the sixth inning on Wednesday evening, but the Fighting Irish took advantage of the Crusader bullpen in the late innings and defeated the Brown and Gold 10-4 at Frank Eck Stadium in South Bend, Ind.
March 18, 2009 | Softball
A three-run first inning by Ball State was too much for Valparaiso to overcome Wednesday afternoon in Muncie, Ind., as the Cardinals defeated the Crusaders 4-3. The second game was canceled due to inclement weather in the bottom of the first inning.
March 18, 2009 | Softball
Freshman pitcher Alex Lagesse (Beecher, Ill./Beecher) has been tabbed the Horizon League Pitcher of the Week after going 2-0 with a 1.65 ERA in three starts last week, including tossing a no-hitter against Bryant.
March 17, 2009 | Softball
Coming off of a successful spring trip, Valparaiso returns to the state of Indiana with a 12-5 record and five games this week. Valpo plays at Ball State on Wednesday before opening Horizon League play with three games against Detroit this weekend. Please note the start time for Saturday's doubleheader has been moved to 2 p.m.
March 17, 2009 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University was one of 32 winners in the NCAA Division I “Pack the House” Challenge, winning the competition among Horizon League schools.
March 16, 2009 | Baseball
Valparaiso will finally wrap up a season-opening 18-game road trip this week while starting Horizon League play on Friday. The Crusaders make the short trip to Notre Dame on Wednesday afternoon to battle the Fighting Irish before heading to Indianapolis for a three-game set against instate rival Butler on Friday and Saturday to open conference action.
March 16, 2009 | Football
Valparaiso University will be conducting a pair of football camps this summer at Brown Field.
March 16, 2009 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso's men's basketball team will be hosting three basketball camps this summer for youths of all ages and skill levels.
March 14, 2009 | Baseball
Saturday's scheduled doubleheader between Valparaiso and Tennessee Tech has been canceled due to rains in the Cookeville, Tenn. area.
March 13, 2009 | Baseball
Valparaiso hit four homeruns in game two of Friday's doubleheader to earn a split of the twinbill with Tennessee Tech at Bush Stadium in Cookeville, Tenn. The host Golden Eagles rallied to win the opener 6-4 before the Crusaders bounced back to win the nightcap 12-8.
March 13, 2009 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso played the fourth and final match of its 2009 spring trip to Florida on Friday afternoon, and fell on the road 7-0 to Bethune-Cookman in Daytona Beach, Fla.
March 13, 2009 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University's Launa Hochstetler (Berlin, Ohio/Hiland H.S.) has been named the U.S. Army Horizon League Scholar-Athlete of the Month for February.
March 13, 2009 | Softball
Crusader outfielder Karen Korb (Indianapolis, Ind./Lutheran) earned a pair of Horizon League accolades on Friday. The senior was named the league's Player of the Week and followed by being named the U.S. Army Female Scholar-Athlete of the Week for the week ending March 8.
March 12, 2009 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso continued play on its annual spring trip to Orlando, Fla. on Thursday afternoon, dropping a 7-0 decision to Connecticut.
March 12, 2009 | Softball
Senior Ashley Wolter (Denver, Iowa/Denver) connected for a solo home run in the top of the seventh inning to give Valparaiso a 5-4 win against Penn on Thursday at the Rebel Spring Games, and the Crusaders followed with an easy 9-1 victory over Yale in their final game in Orlando.
March 12, 2009 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso women's basketball team will be holding four summer camps for girls this June and July.
March 11, 2009 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso committed 23 turnovers and gave up 18 offensive rebounds, 13 in the second half, and saw its season come to a close on Wednesday evening, falling 64-59 to Wright State in the quarterfinals of the 2009 Speedway Horizon League Championships at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
March 11, 2009 | Baseball
Mississippi State scored seven times in the first two innings of game one, then rallied for five runs in the final two frames of the nightcap on the way to sweeping a doubleheader from Valparaiso 9-2 and 5-4 on Wednesday at Dudy Noble Field in Starkville, Miss.
March 11, 2009 | Softball
Valparaiso registered 14 stolen bases without getting caught once over its two games on Wednesday at the Rebel Spring Games in Orlando, Fla., leading to victories over Buffalo (4-1) and Robert Morris (9-3).
March 11, 2009 | Men's Tennis
Playing singles first on Wednesday morning, Valparaiso rallied from a 3-1 deficit to tie the match, but ultimately dropped the deciding doubles contest in a tie-break to drop a 4-3 contest with Creighton in Orlando, Fla. to close out play on the Crusaders' spring trip.
March 11, 2009 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso University freshman Adam Whitmer (Shipshewana, Ind./Westview H.S.) has been named the Horizon League's men's tennis Player of the Week following a perfect 6-0 week as the Crusaders started their spring trip in Orlando, Fla.
March 10, 2009 | Men's Tennis
Winning six of the nine total matches on the evening was more than enough to propel Valparaiso to a 5-2 victory over South Dakota State on Tuesday in Orlando, Fla. as the Crusaders won for the third time in their last five matches to pull within one of the .500 mark for the season.
March 10, 2009 | Softball
Freshman Sam McGee (Bloomington, Minn./Jefferson) tallied Valparaiso's third straight shutout in the opener as the Crusaders defeated La Salle Tuesday at the Rebel Spring Games in Orlando, Fla., 9-0 in five innings. In the nightcap, South Dakota rallied for three two-out runs in the seventh inning to earn a 3-1 victory over Valpo.
March 10, 2009 | Women's Tennis
Despite wins at both third doubles and sixth singles, Valparaiso was defeated by Shorter College 6-1 on Wednesday afternoon in Orlando, Fla. Shorter entered the match 13th nationally in the NAIA rakings.
March 10, 2009 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso begins the postseason on Wednesday evening as the Crusaders play host to Wright State at the ARC in the quarterfinals of the 2009 Speedway Horizon League Championships. Valpo, the fourth seed, and Wright State, the fifth seed, are meeting for the third time this year, with each school defending its home court during the regular season.
March 09, 2009 | Softball
Freshman pitcher Alex Lagesse (Beecher, Ill./Beecher) threw a no-hitter, while freshman Kelsey Phalen (Batavia, Ill./Batavia) hit two home runs as the Crusaders cruised to a 12-0 victory over Bryant Monday at the Rebel Spring Games. Senior Stephanie Kelly (Plainfield, Ill./Plainfield) tossed a three-hitter in the nightcap as Valpo completed the sweep with a 1-0 win over Sacred Heart.
March 09, 2009 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso started strong on Monday afternoon, winning two of the three doubles matches, but ended up dropping a 6-3 contest with Shorter College on day two of competition during the Crusaders' annual spring trip in Orlando, Fla.
March 09, 2009 | Baseball
Valparaiso will look to snap its five-game losing skid this week as the Crusaders play six games. Valpo begins the week with a day-night twinbill at Mississippi State on Wednesday before heading to Tenneessee Tech for a four-game weekend series beginning on Friday.
March 08, 2009 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University's Launa Hochstetler (Berlin, Ohio/Hiland H.S.) has been named to the Horizon League's First Team while Lauren Kenney (Mooresville, Ind./Mooresville H.S.) garnered All-Newcomer Team honors as the conference announced the year end award winners on Sunday evening.
March 08, 2009 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso started its spring trip in triumphant fashion on Sunday afternoon, shutting out Robert Morris (Pa.) 7-0 in Orlando, Fla.
March 08, 2009 | Baseball
Valparaiso was able to tie the game at two in the sixth inning, only to give up the go-ahead run in the bottom of the inning on Sunday, and dropped a 3-2 game to Memphis at USA Stadium in Millington, Tenn. to finish off a weekend sweep of the Crusaders.
March 08, 2009 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso opened its 2009 spring trip in Orlando, Fla. on Sunday morning, dropping a 7-0 match to Creighton.
March 07, 2009 | Baseball
Memphis hurlers Ryan Fraser and Marcus Barnes combined on an eight-hit shutout on Saturday afternoon as the Tigers defeated Valparaiso 6-0 at USA Stadium in Millington, Tenn.
March 07, 2009 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso shot just 23.2% from the floor on Saturday afternoon, including 2-of-20 (10%) from three-point range, falling to Youngstown State 54-38 at the Beeghly Center in Youngstown, Ohio to close out the regular season.
March 07, 2009 | Softball
Valparaiso won back-to-back games for the first time this season on Saturday, defeating South Dakota, 3-1, and Saint Francis (Pa.), 4-2, at the Rebel Spring Games in Orlando, Fla.
March 06, 2009 | Baseball
Valparaiso committed three errors on Friday afternoon, and after tying the game at five, saw Memphis score the game's final four runs on the way to a 9-5 victory over the Crusaders at USA Stadium in Millington, Tenn.
March 06, 2009 | Softball
For the third straight day, the Valparaiso softball team split two games at the Rebel Spring Games in Orlando, Fla. The Crusaders defeated Fairfield in the opener, 8-1, before dropping a 6-3 decision to Holy Cross in the nightcap.
March 06, 2009 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso wraps up the 2008-2009 regular season on Saturday afternoon with a matinee against Youngstown State. The Crusaders, winners of six of their last eight, will be looking for their third straight victory heading into next week's Speedway Horizon League Championship.
March 06, 2009 | Softball
Valparaiso senior outfielder Karen Korb (Indianapolis, Ind./Lutheran) has been named one of 30 candidates nationwide for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award in the softball division.
March 06, 2009 | Women's Basketball
Tickets are now on sale at the Valparaiso University Athletic Ticket Office for Valparaiso's Wednesday women's basketball quarterfinal of the 2009 Speedway Horizon League Championships.
March 06, 2009 | Volleyball
Valparaiso volleyball commit Taylor Root has been named a PrepVolleyball.com High School All-American, one of just 150 players nationwide, as well as one of just three liberos, to receive the honor.
March 05, 2009 | Women's Basketball
Agnieszka Kulaga (Tarnow, Poland/I Liceum Ogolnoksztalcace H.S.) made a career-high seven three-pointers on nine attempts, and finished with 23 points, as Valparaiso secured a home quarterfinal in next week's Horizon League Tournament with a 70-52 victory over Cleveland State on Thursday evening in Cleveland, Ohio.
March 05, 2009 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball team captured its first game Thursday at the Rebel Spring Games, out-slugging Holy Cross 12-7, but fell in the nightcap to Fairfield in eight innings, 4-3.
March 05, 2009 | Women's Cross Country
Both the Valparaiso men's and women's cross country teams have been awarded U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team honors for the 2008 season, as announced today by the USTFCCCA.
March 05, 2009 | Men's Cross Country
Both the Valparaiso men's and women's cross country teams have been awarded U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-Academic Team honors for the 2008 season, as announced today by the USTFCCCA.
March 05, 2009 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso University soccer coach Mike Avery announced today that Stefan Antonijevic (Buffalo Grove, Ill./College of Lake County/Marquette) has signed a National Letter of Intent to finish his college soccer career as a Crusader. Antonijevic, a midfielder with high level college, club, and international experience, will officially join the Valparaiso side in the fall with three years of eligibility remaining.
March 04, 2009 | Baseball
Valparaiso scored four times in the final two innings, and had the tying run at the plate in the ninth, but fell just short on Wednesday afternoon, dropping a 9-6 decision to #21 Arkansas at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville, Ark.
March 04, 2009 | Softball
Behind a complete-game shutout with 13 strikeouts from Stephanie Kelly (Plainfield, Ill./Plainfield), the Valparaiso softball team earned a 4-0 victory in its opener at the Rebel Spring Games in Orlando, Fla. over St. Bonaventure on Wednesday. In the nightcap, the Crusaders led before giving up five runs in the seventh inning, falling to Niagara 7-4.
March 03, 2009 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso rallied from a 12-point deficit to take the lead for the first time early in the second half, but Wright State responded with a 14-0 run to take back the lead for good, as the Raiders went on to defeat the Crusaders, 68-56, in the first round of the Horizon League Championship Tuesday evening in Dayton, Ohio.
March 03, 2009 | Baseball
Valparaiso scored twice in the ninth, and left two more runners on base on Tuesday afternoon, but it was a little too late as the Crusaders fell 7-3 to #21 Arkansas at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville, Ark.
March 03, 2009 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso takes to the road for the final two games of the regular season, beginning on Thursday evening with a key Horizon League battle at Cleveland State. The Crusaders are looking to hold on to the fourth spot in the conference standings to solidify a home game in the quarterfinals of the league tournament which begins next week.
March 03, 2009 | Cheerleading
Valparaiso University will hold cheerleading and dance tryouts for the 2009-2010 school year on Saturday, April 18th, 2009 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in Gym 2 of the Athletics-Recreation Center.
March 03, 2009 | Crusaderettes
Valparaiso University will hold cheerleading and dance tryouts for the 2009-2010 school year on Saturday, April 18th, 2009 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. in Gym 2 of the Athletics-Recreation Center.
March 02, 2009 | Baseball
Valparaiso continues its southern swing this week as the Crusaders play five more games in its season-opening 20-game road trip. The Crusaders will head to Arkansas, ranked #21 by Baseball America, on Tuesday and Wednesday, before facing Memphis for a three-game weekend series.
March 02, 2009 | Men's Basketball
The postseason starts Tuesday for Valparaiso, as the Crusaders travel to Dayton, Ohio to take on the Wright State Raiders in the first round of the Horizon League Championship.
March 02, 2009 | Baseball
Valparaiso University's Jon Gulbransen (Appleton, Wis./Fox Valley Lutheran H.S.) has been named the Horizon League's Pitcher of the Week after tossing eight innings of shutout baseball on Sunday against Arkansas-Little Rock.
March 02, 2009 | Men's Basketball
Crusader senior forward Urule Igbavboa (Oakdale, Minn./Tartan) has been selected as a Second Team All-Horizon League honoree by the league's head coaches, sports information directors and media members after a standout 2008-2009 campaign.
March 01, 2009 | Baseball
Jon Gulbransen (Appleton, Wis./Fox Valley Lutheran H.S.) tossed eight shutout innings of two-hit baseball in the opener, and Valparaiso scored eight times in the first five innings of game two on the way to a doubleheader sweep of Arkansas-Little Rock, 2-0 and 10-8, on Sunday afternoon at Gary Hogan Field in Little Rock, Ark. to take two out of three games in the weekend series.
March 01, 2009 | Women's Tennis
Playing a nationally ranked team for the first time since the 2006 NCAA Tournament, Valparaiso was unable to stay with 61st-ranked Western Michigan on Sunday evening, falling 7-0 to the Broncos in Kalamazoo, Mich.
March 01, 2009 | Women's Track & Field
Senior Laura Rolf (Rochester, Mich./Lutheran Northwest) was named the Most Outstanding Running Performer after her second Horizon League Championship record in as many days, while fellow senior Amanda Body (Harlan, Ky./Harlan) set her second school record of the weekend as the Valparaiso women's track and field squad finished fourth at the Indoor Championships in Greencastle, Ind.
March 01, 2009 | Men's Track & Field
Senior Tom Heun (Brecksville, Ohio/Brecksville-Broadview Heights) led the Valparaiso men's track and field squad in the final day of competition at the Horizon League Indoor Championships in Greencastle, Ind., posting a fifth-place finish in the 60m hurdles.
February 28, 2009 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso is the ninth seed for the 2009 Speedway Horizon League Men's Basketball Championship and will open tournament play Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. CST in Dayton, Ohio against fourth-seeded Wright State.
February 28, 2009 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso men's basketball seniors Jake Diebler (Upper Sandusky, Ohio/Upper Sandusky) and Urule Igbavboa (Oakdale, Minn./Tartan) went out winners at the Athletics-Recreation Center one last time on Saturday evening, as the Crusaders rallied from nine points down to defeat Youngstown State, 67-59.
February 28, 2009 | Women's Track & Field
Seniors Amanda Body (Harlan, Ky./Harlan) and Laura Rolf (Rochester, Mich./Lutheran Northwest) each set new school records Saturday, with Rolf taking the event victory in the 5,000m run, as the Valparaiso women's track and field team competed on the first day of the Horizon League Indoor Championships in Greencastle, Ind.
February 28, 2009 | Men's Track & Field
Nick Babbitt (Milwaukee, Wis./Nicolet) posted a fourth-place finish in the weight throw Saturday to lead the Valparaiso men's track and field team on the first day of competition at the Horizon League Indoor Championships in Greencastle, Ind.
February 28, 2009 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso set two more school records on the final day of competition at the 2009 Horizon League Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday afternoon to bring the total number of new school marks set at this year's event by the Crusader women to seven. The Brown and Gold finished the championships in seventh place overall with 214 points.
February 28, 2009 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso closed out the 2009 season in record-setting fashion on Saturday evening, setting three more new school marks to bring the total number of new records set over the weekend to 11 at the Horizon League Swimming and Diving Championships held in Brown Deer, Wis.
February 28, 2009 | Women's Basketball
Junior Lauren Kenney (Mooresville, Ind./Mooresville H.S.) made Senior Day a special one for the four graduating members of the Valparaiso basketball team on Saturday afternoon, scoring 21 of her career-high 26 points in the second half as the Crusaders defeated Milwaukee 67-64 at the Athletics-Recreation Center to remain in fourth place in the Horizon League standings heading into the final weekend of play.
February 28, 2009 | Softball
Valparaiso's final three games this weekend at the Frost Classic in Chattanooga, Tenn. have been cancelled due to unplayable field conditions caused by inclement weather.
February 28, 2009 | Baseball
Overnight rains made field conditions unplayable and a forecast for more inclement weather conditions in Little Rock, Ark. has forced the postponement of game two of the weekend series between Valparaiso and Arkansas-Little Rock on Saturday afternoon. The two schools will make up the game on Sunday as part of a doubleheader beginning at 12 p.m.
February 27, 2009 | Baseball
After a four-and-a-half hour rain delay prior to the start of the game, and another 31 minute stoppage in the top of the eighth inning, Arkansas-Little Rock handed Valparaiso its first loss of the season on Friday evening, as the Trojans defeated the Crusaders 5-0 at Gary Hagan Field in Little Rock, Ark.
February 27, 2009 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso continued its assault on the school record books on Friday, setting two more team marks on day three of the Horizon League Swimming and Diving Championships held in Brown Deer, Wis. The Crusaders have now set eight new school marks with one day of competition to go.
February 27, 2009 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Rachel Majercik (Schaumburg, Ill./Conant H.S.) set a new school record in the 100 butterfly on Friday for Valparaiso as the Crusaders finished day three of the Horizon League Championships in seventh place in Brown Deer, Wis.
February 27, 2009 | Softball
Valparaiso held a 6-2 lead after the top half of the sixth in its season opener Friday against Missouri State at the Frost Classic in Chattanooga, Tenn., but the Bears scored five times in their final two at-bats, including a walk-off solo homer in the seventh, to take the 7-6 win. Valpo's scheduled opener against Sacred Heart was wiped out due to rain.
February 27, 2009 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso concludes regular season play Saturday at the ARC against the Penguins of Youngstown State. It will be Senior Night at the ARC, the final time that seniors Jake Diebler and Urule Igbavboa step onto the floor at home.
February 27, 2009 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso will wrap up the home portion of the 2008-2009 regular season on Saturday afternoon for a Senior Day contest against Milwaukee at the ARC. The Crusaders will honor the four members of their senior class prior to tip-off of the key game in the battle for seeding for the upcoming Horizon League Tournament.
February 26, 2009 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso held an eight-point lead midway through the first half and trailed by just three at halftime, but Cleveland State shot at a staggering 82.4% clip in the second half to hold off the Crusaders, 71-64.
February 26, 2009 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Shaunna Dangremond (Tucson, Ariz./Sabino H.S.) set a school record in the 200 individual medley and was a part of the record-setting 400 medley relay on Thursday evening as Valparaiso moved up into sixth place halfway through the 2009 Horizon League Swimming and Diving Championships held in Brown Deer, Wis.
February 26, 2009 | Men's Swimming & Diving
After setting a school record in three events on the opening night of competition, Valparaiso returned to the water on Thursday to break three more school marks at the Horizon League Swimming and Diving Championships held in Brown Deer, Wis.
February 26, 2009 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso tied the top team in the Horizon League with 3:30 to play, but was unable to forge ahead in the game's final minutes, dropping a 68-60 contest to Green Bay on Thursday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
February 25, 2009 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso's men started the Horizon League Swimming and Diving Championships in record-setting fashion on Wednesday evening, setting a new school mark in all three events contested in Brown Deer, Wis. The Crusaders sit in sixth place after day one of the four day championships.
February 25, 2009 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso set school records in two events on Wednesday evening as the Crusaders began competition in the Horizon League Swimming and Diving Championships held in Brown Deer, Wis. As a team, the Brown and Gold finished the opening day in seventh place out of eight schools through four events.
February 25, 2009 | Baseball
After posting two wins to open the season last weekend, the Crusaders set forth on their annual spring trip this weekend, beginning on Friday with a three-game set at Arkansas-Little Rock. The Crusaders will play 14 games between Friday and March 14 around the south, looking to build upon the success of opening weekend.
February 25, 2009 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso continues a three-game homestand Thursday against the Vikings of Cleveland State. This weekend marks the final weekend of regular season action.
February 25, 2009 | Softball
The Valparaiso University softball program ascended to even greater heights last season, winning a school-record 30 games under the tutelage of head coach Randy Schneider. Now, entering the 2009 campaign, Schneider has the Crusaders positioned to maintain their sport among the league's best squads.
February 24, 2009 | Crusaderettes
Valparaiso University will honor the four senior members of the cheerleading squad as well as the senior Crusaderette on Saturday evening prior to the start of the men's basketball game against Youngstown State on Saturday, February 28.
February 24, 2009 | Cheerleading
Valparaiso University will honor the four senior members of the cheerleading squad as well as the senior Crusaderette on Saturday evening prior to the start of the men's basketball game against Youngstown State on Saturday, February 28.
February 24, 2009 | Women's Basketball
Winners of four of their last five games, including a 10-point victory over second place Butler on Saturday afternoon, the Valparaiso Crusaders continue their homestand on Thursday evening entertaining first place Green Bay at the ARC. Valpo will be looking to end the Phoenix 15-game winning streak. Tip-off is 5:30 p.m. and is part of a doubleheader with the men's team.
February 23, 2009 | Men's Basketball, Athletics
Possibly more than any other single team at Valparaiso University, the 1997-1998 men's basketball team put the school on the national radar following its improbable run to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament and, on February 28, the team will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame.
February 22, 2009 | Women's Tennis
Molly Keifer (Richmond, Ind./Richmond H.S.) posted a victory at number one singles, but that would be the only point Valparaiso would get on Sunday afternoon as the Crusaders fell to Oakland 6-1 at Matchpoint Tennis Club in Griffith.
February 22, 2009 | Baseball
The final game of a three-game weekend series between Valparaiso and Morehead State scheduled for Sunday afternoon has been canceled due to snow and sub-freezing temperatures.
February 21, 2009 | Men's Basketball
Trailing by 18 with 6:29 to play in the first half, Valparaiso rallied to within five at halftime and then locked down on defense in the second half, allowing Akron just six field goals after the break as the Crusaders earned a 74-66 victory in non-league action Saturday at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
February 21, 2009 | Baseball
Valparaiso got two solid starting pitching performances and hit five homeruns on the afternoon as the Crusaders opened the 2009 season with a doubleheader sweep of Morehead State, 6-5 and 8-5, at Allen Field in Morehead, Ky. on Saturday. The Crusaders have opened the season 2-0 for the first time since 1997.
February 21, 2009 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso shot better than 60% from the floor in the first half and 52% for the game on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders atoned for a earlier 33-point loss to Butler in Indianapolis by defeating the Bulldogs 75-65 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
February 21, 2009 | Women's Track & Field
Senior Amanda Body (Harlan, Ky./Harlan) registered four top-two finishes on Saturday, including a school record-setting performance in the 200m dash, as the Valparaiso women's track and field squad competed Saturday at the Boilermaker Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind.
February 21, 2009 | Men's Track & Field
Sophomore Steve Schubert (Lisle, Ill./Benet Academy) won the triple jump Saturday to lead the Valparaiso men's track and field squad as it competed at the Boilermaker Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind. in its final tuneup for the Horizon League Indoor Championships.
February 21, 2009 | Men's Tennis
Alex Lau (Bloomington, Minn./Jefferson Senior H.S.) and Tom Litscher (Eau Claire, Wis./Memorial H.S.) teamed for a victory at number one doubles on Saturday evening, but that would be the only victory Valparaiso would record on the night as the Crusaders dropped a 7-0 match to Ball State at the Muncie YMCA in Muncie, Ind.
February 21, 2009 | Men's Swimming & Diving, Athletics
One of the most accomplished swimmers ever to take to the water at Valparaiso University, Tim Weidner holds five school records, including three individual events and, on February 28, he will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame.
February 20, 2009 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso opened the home portion of the 2009 season on Friday afternoon at Matchpoint Tennis club in triumphant fashion, defeating IUPUI 5-2 for the Crusaders' first victory of the season.
February 20, 2009 | Women's Track & Field
Valparaiso junior Alyssa Bradford (Mukwonago, Wis./Mukwonago) has been named this week's U.S. Army Horizon League Female Scholar-Athlete of the Week for her achievements both on the track and in the classroom.
February 20, 2009 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso kicks off a three-game homestand to close out the regular season on Saturday night, hosting Akron in a non-conference matchup.
February 20, 2009 | Baseball, Athletics
A pure hitter, Robert Skaltsas is one of the top baseball players in the history of the Crusader program and, on February 28, he will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame.
February 20, 2009 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso continues its final homestand of the season on Saturday afternoon, as the Crusaders battle instate rival Butler at the ARC in a “WBCA Pink Zone” game. The Crusaders are looking to carry the momentum over from Tuesday's non-conference win against Chicago State while the Bulldogs have won four straight and 12 of their last 14 games overall.
February 19, 2009 | Men's Golf, Women's Bowling, Women's Golf, Athletics
Valparaiso University is adding three sports to its intercollegiate athletics program beginning next fall. At a news conference held on campus this afternoon, Director of Athletics Mark LaBarbera announced that men's and women's golf and women's bowling will be added to the lineup of NCAA-affiliated programs.
February 19, 2009 | Women's Basketball, Athletics
One of the first standouts on the hardwood for Valparaiso University, Stephanie (Greer) McCalment is one of the top all-around threats ever to put on a Brown and Gold uniform, and on February 28, she will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame.
February 19, 2009 | Women's Track & Field
Crusader senior Laura Rolf (Rochester, Mich./Lutheran Northwest) has been named the Horizon League Women's Track Athlete of the Week for the second time this season.
February 18, 2009 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso was within one point at the half at the Horizon League's second-place team in Green Bay Wednesday evening, but the Phoenix took advantage of ten Crusader second-half turnovers, scoring 19 points off the miscues in the final 20 minutes to pull away for a 76-61 victory.
February 18, 2009 | Volleyball, Athletics
The leader of Valparaiso University's volleyball team for the first few years of the 21st century, Cyndi (Norman) Kiper ranks among the best setters ever to play for the Crusaders and, on February 28, she will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame.
February 18, 2009 | Men's Soccer
Two transfer student-athletes step into the spotlight for the Valparaiso University men's soccer team as head coach Mike Avery today announced the addition of Roby Del Giudice (Bolton, Ontario, Canada/Wallace State [Ala.] C.C.) and Wei Ming Wong (Hong Kong/Southern Methodist University) to the 2009 recruiting class. The central midfield pairing brings high level college and club experience to a Crusader squad seeking to replace six senior graduates from the 2008 team.
February 17, 2009 | Women's Basketball
Leah Hochstetler (Berlin, Ohio/Hiland H.S.) scored a career-high 23 points, making seven three-point field goals while twin sister Launa Hochstetler (Berlin, Ohio/Hiland H.S.) recorded a double-double with 11 points and a career-high 11 assists to lead Valparaiso to a 69-60 non-conference victory over Chicago State on Tuesday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
February 17, 2009 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso makes its final road trip of the regular season on Wednesday as the Crusaders travel to Green Bay, looking to knock off the league's second-place team.
February 17, 2009 | Women's Basketball
On Saturday, February 21 the Valparaiso University women's basketball team will host the Butler University at the Athletics-Recreation Center at 1:35 p.m. The women's basketball program has designated this game as their "WBCA Pink Zone" game. "WBCA Pink Zone" is an initiative created by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association in an effort to raise awareness about breast cancer.
February 16, 2009 | Baseball
As the Valparaiso University baseball team gets set to take to the diamond for the 2009 season, the Crusaders will be looking to build upon last year's third place finish at the Horizon League Tournament. Valpo is coming off of a 21-35 season overall one year ago and an 8-13 mark in Horizon League play, finishing sixth during the regular season.
February 16, 2009 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso will begin its final four-game homestand of the season on Tuesday evening, as the Crusaders step out of conference for the final time in 2008-2009 to host Chicago State. The Crusaders will be looking to build momentum as they begin the final three weeks of the regular season in a competitive Horizon League race.
February 15, 2009 | Men's Basketball
Despite matching a season-best with 13 3-pointers, Valparaiso was unable to outscore UIC on Sunday at the Athletics-Recreation Center, as the Flames scored the game's final ten points to take an 83-76 victory in Horizon League action.
February 14, 2009 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso won the final three singles matches on Saturday afternoon to rally from a 3-1 deficit and defeat IUPUI in the Crusaders' home opener at the Courts of Northwest Indiana.
February 14, 2009 | Women's Basketball
Jessie Miller scored 16 of her 20 points in the second half and UIC held Valparaiso to just 32.7% shooting for the game as the Flames defeated the Crusaders 61-50 on Saturday night at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Ill.
February 14, 2009 | Men's Track & Field
Senior Tom Heun (Brecksville, Ohio/Brecksville-Broadview Heights) ran to a second-place finish in the 55m hurdles Saturday at the Chicagoland Championships in Chicago, Ill. to lead the Valparaiso men's track and field squad.
February 14, 2009 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso looks to make it two wins in a row as it takes the floor for a rare Sunday afternoon matinee at the Athletics-Recreation Center against UIC.
February 13, 2009 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso head coach Homer Drew earned his 600th career victory in easy fashion Friday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center, as the Crusaders led from start to finish in a 71-47 win over Loyola.
February 13, 2009 | Women's Track & Field
Laura Rolf (Rochester, Mich./Lutheran Northwest) and Amanda Body (Harlan, Ky./Harlan) both earned top of the podium finishes Friday at the Chicagoland Championships in Romeoville, Ill., helping the Valparaiso women's track and field squad to a seventh-place team finish.
February 13, 2009 | Women's Basketball
After moving into fourth place in the Horizon League standings following a 25-point victory over Loyola (Chicago) on Thursday evening, the Valparaiso Crusaders return to the Windy City on Saturday night for a Valentine's Day game against UIC. The two schools have identical 12-10 records overall and are separated by just one-half game in the Horizon League standings.
February 12, 2009 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso made a season-high 13 three-pointers, including 11 in the first half, on the way to an 85-60 victory over Loyola (Chicago) on Thursday evening at the Gentile Center in Chicago, Ill.
February 12, 2009 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso University swimmer Shaunna Dangremond (Tucson, Ariz./Sabino H.S.) has been named this week's U.S. Army Scholar-Athlete of the Week after winning five events last weekend while leading the Crusaders to two victories.
February 11, 2009 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso returns home to the ARC for the first time in three weeks Friday night when the Crusaders host Loyola. The game kicks off a stretch in which the Crusaders will play five of their last six regular season games at home. It will be broadcast locally on Lakeshore Public Television and is available nationwide on ESPN Full Court.
February 10, 2009 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso's women's tennis team wrapped up its season-opening three-match road trip on Tuesday afternoon, dropping a 7-0 contest to Ball State at the YMCA Tennis Center in Muncie, Ind.
February 10, 2009 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso heads to the Windy City of Chicago on Thursday evening to begin a two-game road trip at Loyola. The Crusaders are coming off of a six-point victory against Wright State on Sunday afternoon, and will look to maintain momentum heading into the final month of the regular season. Valpo remains in a tie for fifth in the Horizon League standings, but is just a game out of the third spot.
February 09, 2009 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso University head men's soccer coach Mike Avery announced today the dates for the 2009 VIP soccer camp. The 2009 VIP, held on the campus of Valparaiso University, is a soccer camp for high school age players with serious aspirations to improve their soccer skills. Session I will be held from June 15-17, with Session II scheduled from July 17-19.
February 08, 2009 | Women's Swimming & Diving
The Valparaiso University women's swimming and diving team closed out the 2008-2009 regular season on Sunday afternoon, sweeping a double dual meet in Indianapolis, Ind. The Crusaders downed IUPUI 166-103 while defeating Butler 188-62.
February 08, 2009 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso held off a second half rally by Wright State on Sunday afternoon, as the Crusaders saw the Raiders erase their 10-point lead, but held on to post a 64-58 victory at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
February 08, 2009 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Led by three victories by David Sivak (Hobart, Ind./Hobart H.S.), including a school record, Valparaiso won eight events on Sunday afternoon, and picked up its first win of the season, defeating IUPUI 138.5-132.5 in Indianapolis, Ind.
February 08, 2009 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso continued its season-opening three-match road trip on Sunday morning, dropping a 7-0 contest against Bradley at the Clubs at River City in Peoria, Ill.
February 07, 2009 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso fought at every position in the lineup on Saturday afternoon, but could not pull out quite enough games, dropping a 5-2 decision to Bradley at the Clubs of River City in Peoria, Ill.
February 07, 2009 | Men's Basketball
Detroit's Woody Payne split a pair of free throws with 2.3 seconds to play Saturday afternoon in Detroit, Mich., accounting for the final margin as Valparaiso fell to the Titans, 56-55.
February 07, 2009 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso takes to the court for a Sunday afternoon matinee looking to rebound from three losses in its last four games following a 62-47 setback against Detroit at home on Friday night. The Crusaders entertain Wright State, a team that is just one game ahead of the Brown and Gold in the middle of the pack in a tight Horizon League race.
February 06, 2009 | Women's Track & Field
Senior Amanda Body (Harlan, Ky./Harlan) showcased her versatility Friday at the Tiger Invitational in Greencastle, Ind., winning the 200m dash and posting two other top-ten finishes to lead the Valparaiso women's track and field squad.
February 06, 2009 | Men's Track & Field
Jim Turchyn (Batesville, Ind./Batesville) and Leandro Schultz (Valley View, Ohio/Brecksville-Broadview Heights) each posted sixth-place finishes on Friday to lead the Valparaiso men's track and field team at the Tiger Invitational in Greencastle, Ind.
February 06, 2009 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso shot just 26.7% from the floor for the game and went more 11:40 without a field goal in the first half, falling 62-47 to Detroit on Friday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
February 06, 2009 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso wrapped up the home portion of the 2008-2009 swimming and diving season on Friday afternoon, dropping a 111-89 decision to Cleveland State at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool.
February 06, 2009 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso came up short in its home finale on Friday afternoon, dropping a 128-89 meet to Cleveland State at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool.
February 06, 2009 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University's Aimee Litka (South Bend, Ind./Saint Joseph's H.S.) has been named this week's U.S. Army Horizon League Scholar-Athlete of the Week after an impressive performance last weekend.
February 06, 2009 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso concludes its three-game road swing Saturday afternoon with a matinee showdown at Detroit. The Crusaders sit just one game outside of sixth place in the league standings, which is the last spot that grants a home league tournament game.
February 05, 2009 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso took a six-point lead just over one minute into the second half Thursday evening in Dayton, Ohio, but Wright State responded with a 17-4 run to take the lead for good, going on to a 68-58 victory over the Crusaders.
February 05, 2009 | Women's Basketball
After finishing off a three-game road trip, the Valparaiso Crusaders return to the Athletics-Recreation Center for a rare Friday night contest against Detroit. This week marks the beginning of the second half of Horizon League play. The Crusaders open round two of the league slate tied with UIC for fifth place, just a game out of third in the standings.
February 05, 2009 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University's Agnieszka Kulaga (Tarnow, Poland/I Liceum Ogolnoksztalcace H.S.) has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V First Team while Launa Hochstetler (Berlin, Ohio/Hiland H.S.) has garnered Second Team honors as voted upon CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America).
February 05, 2009 | Baseball
Valparaiso University has been picked to finish in fifth place this season in the Horizon League according to the preseason poll selected by the league's head coaches.
February 04, 2009 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso University's head women's soccer coach John Marovich, has announced six signees that will join the squad in the fall of 2009. Joining the Crusaders are Marie Argo, Rachel DeFrank, Rachel Hoaglin, Rachel Spinelli, Catherine Terrell, and Trisha Wladecki. He also welcomes Janine Lytle, who has already joined the program at the beginning of the spring semester and will be considered a member of the 2009 freshmen class.
February 04, 2009 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso men's soccer head coach Mike Avery announced today that Jaymie Bullard, Connor Cappelletti, Sam Haines, and Jonathon Smith will all join the Crusader side for the 2009 season.
February 03, 2009 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso continues its final multi-game road trip of the 2008-2009 campaign on Thursday, as the Crusaders travel to Dayton, Ohio to face off against Wright State.
February 03, 2009 | Football
Valparaiso University had five football players voted to the Academic All-Pioneer Football League First and Second Teams, as voted upon by the conference's sports information directors. The Crusader selections included First Team accolades for Ryan Kozey (Waterford, Wis./Union H.S.) and Adam Rundh (Aalborg, Denmark/Orjanskolan [Sweden] H.S.). Tim Kratz (Macomb, Mich./Lutheran North H.S.), Ryan Koepke (Fort Wayne, Ind./Homestead H.S.), and Matt Mancl (Neenah, Wis./Neenah H.S.) were named to the Second Team.
February 02, 2009 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso men's basketball team will host Akron at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Saturday, Feb. 21 at 7:05 p.m. in a matchup derived from the ESPNU BracketBusters pool.
January 31, 2009 | Women's Tennis
Despite getting a pair of singles victories on Saturday afternoon, the Valparaiso University women's tennis team suffered a 5-2 loss to Southern Illinois-Edwardsville in the season opener held at the YMCA Meyer Center in Edwardsville, Ill.
January 31, 2009 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso wrapped up its weekend road trip on Saturday afternoon, dropping a 213-70 dual meet to Eastern Illinois in Charleston, Ill.
January 31, 2009 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso won six events for the second straight day on Saturday afternoon, but was unable to break through with a victory as the Crusaders dropped a 177.5-101.5 meet against Eastern Illinois finishing their weekend road trip in Charleston, Ill.
January 31, 2009 | Men's Track & Field
Three Crusader men, led by a fourth-place showing in the pole vault by Philip Lohrmann (Battle Ground, Wash./Battle Ground [Clark C.C.]), posted top-ten finishes as the Valparaiso men's track and field squad competed Friday and Saturday at the Findlay Classic in Findlay, Ohio.
January 31, 2009 | Women's Track & Field
Senior Amanda Body (Harlan, Ky./Harlan) posted season-best times in two events, leading to two top-ten finishes, as the Valparaiso women's track and field team competed Friday and Saturday at the Findlay Classic in Findlay, Ohio.
January 31, 2009 | Men's Tennis
Michigan State proved to be too strong on Saturday afternoon, and spoiled the 2009 season opener for the Valparaiso University men's tennis team, handing the Crusaders a 7-0 defeat at the MSU Indoor Tennis Facility in East Lansing, Mich.
January 31, 2009 | Women's Basketball
Several large runs by the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in each half proved to be more than enough as Valparaiso was never able to recover, falling to the Phoenix 76-45 on Saturday afternoon at the Kress Center in Green Bay, Wis.
January 30, 2009 | Men's Basketball
A tenacious Valparaiso squad earned its first lead of the game with just over six minutes to play, and following 11 straight Butler points fought back to within two with 90 seconds remaining, but the 13th-ranked Bulldogs hit enough free throws down the stretch to hold off the Crusaders' upset bid Friday evening, 59-51.
January 30, 2009 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Despite six event victories, including three by Kyle Verage (Hubertus, Wis./Marquette H.S.), Valparaiso was not quite able to upend Western Illinois on Friday evening, falling to the Leathernecks 139-99 on Friday evening in Macomb, Ill.
January 30, 2009 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso began its weekend road trip on Friday evening dropping a 143.5-67.5 meet to Western Illinois in Macomb, Ill.
January 30, 2009 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso reaches the midway part of the Horizon League schedule on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders wrap up their three-game road trip with a visit to Green Bay. Valpo enters the game having won four of its last five games overall following an 18-point victory at Milwaukee on Thursday night.
January 29, 2009 | Women's Basketball
Aimee Litka (South Bend, Ind./Saint Joseph's H.S.) scored 26 points and Valparaiso shot 56% from the floor on the way to an 83-65 victory over the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Thursday evening at the Klotsche Center in Milwaukee, Wis.
January 29, 2009 | Athletics
Valparaiso is encouraging fans to ‘Be Bold, Wear Gold' by offering $5 tickets to fans who wear gold to all remaining Crusader home basketball games.
January 28, 2009 | Football
Valparaiso University had 46 members of its football program named to the Pioneer Football League's Academic Honor Roll for the Fall, 2008 semester.
January 28, 2009 | Men's Track & Field
Former Valparaiso track and field standout Steve Bartholomew (Valparaiso, Ind./Morgan Township) has qualified for the USA Track and Field (USATF) Indoor Track and Field Championships in the weight throw, to be held March 1 in Boston, Mass.
January 28, 2009 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso returns to the national stage as the Crusaders travel downstate to take on #13/13 Butler in Indianapolis on Friday evening at 6 p.m. CST. The game will be broadcast live nationally on ESPNU.
January 28, 2009 | Women's Basketball
After having its three-game winning streak snapped on Friday evening at Butler, the Valparaiso Crusaders will look to rebound and return to winning ways on Thursday night when the Brown and Gold travels to Milwaukee. Valpo is in the midst of a three-game road trip and currently tied for fourth place in the Horizon League standings.
January 27, 2009 | Women's Tennis
As Valparaiso University's women's tennis team takes to the court for the 2009 season, head coach Jay Adams returns the nucleus of his team from one year ago. Eight returnees are set to join a pair of freshman for the second year head coach as the Brown and Gold set to embark on a new campaign that features 20 dual matches leading up to the conference championships.
January 26, 2009 | Men's Tennis
A youthful Valparaiso University men's tennis team will take to the court for the 2009 spring season as the Crusaders return just four players from last year's squad which finished 7-13 overall and 1-5 in the Horizon League in the Brown and Gold's inaugural season in the conference.
January 24, 2009 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso put together its best offensive performance against a Division I opponent this season Saturday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center, but Green Bay's Ryan Tillema had a career-best 36 points to lead the Phoenix to an 83-76 victory over the Crusaders.
January 24, 2009 | Women's Track & Field
Laura Rolf (Rochester, Mich./Lutheran Northwest) won the 3,000m run for the second straight week and also posted a runner-up showing in the mile run to lead the Valparaiso women's track and field squad as it competed Saturday at the Simmons-Harvey Invitational in Ann Arbor, Mich.
January 24, 2009 | Men's Track & Field
The Valparaiso men's track and field squad competed Saturday at the Simmons-Harvey Invitational in Ann Arbor, Mich., hosted by the University of Michigan.
January 24, 2009 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Rachel Majercik (Schaumburg, Ill./Conant H.S.) won three times on Saturday afternoon, but it was not quite enough for Valparaiso as the Crusaders dropped a 132-82 meet against UIC at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool.
January 24, 2009 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Despite a pair of event victories for Valparaiso, the Crusaders came up on the short end of a 129-79 decision against UIC on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool.
January 23, 2009 | Women's Basketball
Susan Lester scored 27 first half points, eight more than Valparaiso as a team, and Butler posted a 29-point halftime lead on the way to posting a 77-44 victory over the Crusaders on Friday evening at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Ind.
January 23, 2009 | Men's Basketball
Coming off of a big home win over Milwaukee on Thursday evening, the Crusaders welcome Green Bay to the ARC for a Horizon League contest Saturday. Valpo head coach Homer Drew will be gunning for his 600th career victory after reaching 599 with Thursday's victory.
January 22, 2009 | Men's Basketball
Trailing by 11 with four minutes remaining in the first half, Valparaiso went on one of its biggest runs in recent history, scoring 26 consecutive points while holding Milwaukee scoreless over a 12-minute span, completely turning the tide of the game. The Crusaders would go on to a 63-51 victory over the Panthers Thursday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 22, 2009 | Softball
The Valparaiso University softball team has been picked to finish in fifth place in the Horizon League standings for the 2009 season in preseason polling by the league's head coaches.
January 22, 2009 | Women's Track & Field
The Horizon League named Crusader senior Laura Rolf (Rochester, Mich./Lutheran Northwest) its Women's Track Athlete of the Week today after her winning effort last Friday at the Mike Lints Alumni Open in Allendale, Mich.
January 21, 2009 | Athletics
The Valparaiso University department of athletics and Streamline Technologies have partnered to announce the launch of the “redesigned” www.valpoathletics.com website, the official home of Crusader athletics.
January 21, 2009 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso University senior women's soccer player Jackie Thomas (Overland Park, Kan./Blue Valley Northwest H.S.) received a pair of honors from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) at last weekend's awards banquet at the national convention in Saint Louis, Mo. Thomas was named a Third Team NSCAA/adidas Scholar All-American Team as well as being named to the NSCAA/adidas All-Great Lakes Region Second Team.
January 21, 2009 | Women's Basketball
Having won three straight games and climbed into third place in the Horizon League standings, the Valparaiso Crusaders take to the road on Friday evening to begin a three-game road trip against first place Butler. The Bulldogs enter the contest between Hoosier State foes riding a seven-game winning streak and are a perfect 6-0 in conference play.
January 20, 2009 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso continues Horizon League play Thursday night against the Panthers of Milwaukee. The game will close out the first half of the Crusaders' 2009 league slate.
January 19, 2009 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso University ticket office is now accepting ticket reservations for the 2009 Horizon League Men's Basketball Championship.
January 19, 2009 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University's Launa Hochstetler (Berlin, Ohio/Hiland H.S.) has been named the Horizon League's Player of the Week following a pair of strong performances last weekend in the Crusaders' victories over UIC and Loyola (Chicago).
January 17, 2009 | Men's Basketball
Playing with just six scholarship players Saturday afternoon at Loyola, Valparaiso showed determination in fighting back to within five points with under six minutes remaining, but that was as close as the Crusaders would get, as the Ramblers closed out a 71-56 victory.
January 17, 2009 | Women's Basketball
Launa Hochstetler (Berlin, Ohio/Hiland H.S.) became the sixth Crusader in school history to reach the 300-assist plateau for her career while also scoring a game-high 18 points as Valparaiso won its third straight Horizon League game on Saturday afternoon, defeating Loyola (Chicago) 69-52 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 16, 2009 | Women's Track & Field
Alyssa Bradford (Mukwonago, Wis./Mukwonago) and Laura Rolf (Rochester, Mich./Lutheran Northwest) each earned individual event victories on Friday evening as the Valparaiso women's track and field squad competed at the Mike Lints Alumni Open, hosted by Grand Valley State.
January 16, 2009 | Men's Track & Field
Philip Lohrmann (Battle Ground, Wash./Battle Ground [Clark C.C.]) tied his own school record in the pole vault, while Tom Heun (Brecksville, Ohio/Brecksville-Broadview Heights) registered a fifth-place finish in the 60m hurdles as the Valparaiso men's track and field team competed Friday evening at the Mike Lints Alumni Open, hosted by Grand Valley State.
January 16, 2009 | Men's Basketball
The Horizon League schedule continues Saturday for Valparaiso, as the Crusaders make their second trip to the Windy City in a three-day span to take on Loyola. The game can be seen live throughout Chicagoland on Lakeshore Public Television, and is available nationwide on ESPN Full Court.
January 16, 2009 | Women's Basketball
Having won two straight close Horizon League contests following a 66-64 victory over UIC on Thursday evening, Valparaiso looks to continue its momentum on Saturday when the Crusaders entertain Loyola at the ARC. The game is part of the Horizon League's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration.
January 15, 2009 | Women's Basketball
Launa Hochstetler (Berlin, Ohio/Hiland H.S.) tied her career high with 24 points while Katie Emig (Farmington Hills, Mich./Birmingham Marian H.S.) added a career best with 14 more and Valparaiso withstood a late UIC rally to defeat the Flames 66-64 on Thursday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 15, 2009 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso held as much as a seven-point lead in the first half Thursday evening in Chicago, Ill., but UIC put together a 17-0 run in the latter stages of the opening stanza on its way to a 77-52 victory over the Crusaders.
January 14, 2009 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso plays the first of two consecutive games within the Chicago city limits on Thursday, as the Crusaders travel to the Windy City to face off against UIC.
January 13, 2009 | Women's Basketball
After an overtime victory on the road at Detroit on Saturday afternoon, Valparaiso returns home to the Athletics-Recreation Center on Thursday evening to battle UIC, one of the three remaining unbeatens in Horizon League action. The Crusaders are in a log jam in the middle of the conference standings entering play.
January 13, 2009 | Men's Basketball
Crusader men's basketball head coach Homer Drew announced today that Beas Hamga (Douala, Cameroon/Decatur [Ill.] Christian), a 7'0”, 225 lb. transfer from UNLV, has enrolled in classes for the spring semester at Valparaiso University and will become eligible to play at the end of the fall semester for the 2009-2010 season.
January 12, 2009 | Athletics
Four former student-athletes as well as the 1997-1998 men's basketball team will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame on February 28 as members of the Class of 2009. This year's class features athletes from various Crusader athletic programs over the years.
January 10, 2009 | Men's Basketball
Sophomore guard Michael Rogers (Kingston, Jamaica/Redemption [N.Y.] Christian) put up a double-double with 12 points and a game-high 15 rebounds Saturday evening, but Valparaiso came up on the short end of a 64-48 decision against Wright State at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 10, 2009 | Women's Basketball
Playing without two starters, Sylwia Zabielewicz (Warsaw, Poland/Generala Wladyslawa Andersa H.S.) gave Valparaiso a much needed lift on Saturday afternoon, and poured in a career-high 20 points while grabbing nine rebounds as the Crusaders defeated Detroit 70-65 in overtime at Calihan Hall in Detroit, Mich.
January 09, 2009 | Women's Basketball
After back-to-back losses in Horizon League play, Valparaiso will look to rebound on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders head to the Motor City to battle Detroit. Valpo is also looking to return to the .500 mark both overall and in conference play.
January 09, 2009 | Men's Basketball
Coming off a win over Detroit on Thursday, Valparaiso welcomes Wright State to the ARC on Saturday. The two squads are tied for fifth place in the league standings heading into Saturday's action. The game will be broadcast live on Lakeshore Public Television and can be viewed nationwide on ESPN Full Court.
January 08, 2009 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso held Detroit scoreless for a near-ten minute stretch in the first half and allowed the Titans to hit just 14 field goals for the game en route to an easy 64-41 victory in Horizon League play on Thursday. Senior forward Urule Igbavboa (Oakdale, Minn./Tartan) scored his 1,000th career point with 13:32 to play, making him the 28th player in Crusader basketball history to reach the milestone.
January 08, 2009 | Women's Basketball
For the third time in the last four games, Valparaiso shot below 30% from the field, and on Thursday night 24.5% shooting for the game resulted in the Crusaders dropping a 54-44 decision to Wright State at the Ervin J. Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio.
January 08, 2009 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University basketball player Ashley Varner (South Bend, Ind./Washington H.S.) has been named the U.S. Army Horizon League Scholar-Athlete of the Week for the week ending January 4, the conference office announced on Thursday.
January 07, 2009 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso returns home for a weekend of Horizon League action beginning with a Thursday night tilt against Detroit. Urule Igbavboa enters the game just eight points shy of reaching the 1,000-point milestone for his career.
January 07, 2009 | Women's Basketball
For the first time during the Horizon League season the Valparaiso Crusaders will take to the road on Thursday evening as the Brown and Gold travel to Dayton, Ohio to battle the Raiders of Wright State to begin a two-game road trip. Valpo is looking to rebound from a 13-point loss on Monday evening at the hands of Cleveland State.
January 05, 2009 | Women's Basketball
Cleveland State used a 25-7 run midway through the first half to take a double-digit lead and never allowed Valparaiso to get closer than nine the rest of the way as the Vikings handed the Crusaders their first Horizon League loss of the season, 68-55, on Monday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 05, 2009 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso was up by as many as 11 points in the first half and held a five-point halftime lead at Milwaukee Monday evening, but the Panthers started the second half on a 17-4 run to take the lead for good en route to a 61-47 win over the Crusaders.
January 05, 2009 | Women's Basketball
After opening the Horizon League season with a victory on Saturday, the Valparaiso Crusaders return to the hardwood on Monday evening when the Brown and Gold play host to Cleveland State. Valpo is looking for its third straight win, something the Crusaders have not done since winning four straight between December 16, 2007 and January 10, 2008.
January 04, 2009 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso continues Horizon League action Monday, traveling to Milwaukee to take on the Panthers. The Crusaders enter the game at 1-2 in league play, while Milwaukee sits atop the standings at 4-0.
January 03, 2009 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso's second unit sparked a 19-3 run midway through the first half to rally the Crusaders from an early deficit and put them in position for a halftime tie, but #25/RV Butler came out of the break on a 19-4 run and went on to post a 75-62 victory over Valpo Saturday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 03, 2009 | Women's Basketball
Four players scored in double figures for Valparaiso, and the Crusader bench poured in 49 points on Saturday afternoon as the Brown and gold opened Horizon League action with a convincing 86-43 victory over Youngstown State at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 02, 2009 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso returns to the Athletics-Recreation Center on Saturday afternoon to begin Horizon League play hosting Youngstown State. The Crusaders finished their rigorous pre-conference slate .500 after a 58-49 victory over North Florida on Tuesday evening in the Christmas City Classic.
January 02, 2009 | Men's Basketball
The 2009 calendar year kicks off Saturday for the Crusaders as they host their most common all-time opponent and in-state rival #25/RV Butler. This marks the third straight season that the Bulldogs have been ranked when they have visited the ARC. The game will be televised live throughout Chicagoland on Lakeshore Public Television, the first of seven Crusader contests that will be broadcast this year.
December 30, 2008 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso snapped its five-game losing streak in emphatic fashion Tuesday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center, handling Division III opponent North Park easily on its way to a 78-47 victory.
December 30, 2008 | Women's Basketball
Despite shooting just 29.1% from the floor, Valparaiso's defense held North Florida to just 23% shooting in the second half and snapped its three game losing streak, defeating the Lady Ospreys 58-49 in the consolation game of the Christmas City Classic on Tuesday evening in Bethlehem, Pa.
December 29, 2008 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso takes to the hardwood for the final time before the new year as well as before the beginning of Horizon League action on Tuesday evening, battling North Florida in the consolation game of the Christmas City Classic.
December 29, 2008 | Women's Basketball
Despite 22 points and 14 rebounds from Lauren Kenney (Mooresville, Ind./Mooresville H.S.), Valparaiso was unable to hold on to a nine-point halftime lead and fell to La Salle 67-62 in the opening round of the Christmas City Classic held in Bethlehem, Pa.
December 29, 2008 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso returns to the ARC Tuesday to host Division III foe North Park in its final game of the 2008 calendar year. The Crusaders and Vikings, out of Chicago, Ill., are meeting for the first time ever on the hardwood. Valpo has captured its last 14 regular season contests against non-Division I opponents, dating back to the 1997-98 campaign.
December 28, 2008 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso led for a good portion of the first half Sunday afternoon at #10/15 Purdue and trailed by just two at halftime, but the Boilermakers connected on four of their first five 3-point attempts in the second stanza and the Crusaders got no closer than six the rest of the way, dropping a 59-45 decision.
December 27, 2008 | Women's Basketball
After taking eight days off for the Christmas holiday, the Valparaiso University Crusaders will return to the hardwood on Monday as the Brown and Gold battle La Salle in the opening round of the Christmas City Classic hosted by Lehigh.
December 26, 2008 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso takes on its second top-ten opponent in a nine-day span on Sunday, as the Crusaders travel downstate to face off with #10/15 Purdue. The game will be broadcast nationwide on the Big Ten Network, with a 3 p.m. CST tip time.
December 26, 2008 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso's Jake Diebler (Upper Sandusky, Ohio/Upper Sandusky) was named the U.S. Army Horizon League male Scholar-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Dec. 21.
December 26, 2008 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University's Launa Hochstetler (Berlin, Ohio/Hiland H.S.) was named the Horizon League's U.S. Army Scholar-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Dec. 21.
December 22, 2008 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso allowed UCF to connect on 13 3-pointers Monday evening in Orlando, Fla., propelling the Knights to an 85-60 victory over the Crusaders.
December 21, 2008 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso plays the back end of a home-and-home series with UCF Monday evening in Orlando, Fla., the return trip from the Crusaders' 69-52 victory at the ARC earlier this season.
December 21, 2008 | Women's Basketball
Launa Hochstetler (Berlin, Ohio/Hiland H.S.) scored a career high 24 points, including 20 in the second half, but Valparaiso could not overcome foul trouble and 26 turnovers, falling to 22nd-ranked South Dakota State 74-58 on Sunday afternoon in Brookings, S.D.
December 20, 2008 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso jumped out to a 12-3 lead on unanimous #1/1 North Carolina Saturday afternoon at the Windy City Hoops Classic, played at the United Center in Chicago, Ill., and still led midway through the first half, but the Tar Heels eventually pulled away for an 85-63 victory.
December 19, 2008 | Football
Valparaiso University had two football players among the 43 members named to the 11th annual Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association (FCS ADA) Academic All-Star Team.
December 19, 2008 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University's Agnieszka Kulaga (Tarnow, Poland/I Liceum Ogolnoksztalcace H.S.) has been named the U.S. Army Scholar-Athlete of the Week for her performances against nationally-ranked Purdue and Notre Dame.
December 18, 2008 | Women's Basketball
For the first time in school history, Valparaiso will take to the floor against a top-25 team for a third straight game on Sunday afternoon, as the Crusaders battle the Jackrabbits of South Dakota State, ranked #22 in the latest USA Today/Coaches Poll.
December 18, 2008 | Men's Basketball
For the third time in seven seasons, Valparaiso takes to the home court of the NBA's Chicago Bulls, hosting current unanimous #1/1 North Carolina in Chicago's United Center. It also marks the fifth consecutive season that the Crusaders will take on the nation's top-ranked team.
December 17, 2008 | Women's Cross Country
Lindsey Gilman (South Bend, Ind./Marian), Laura Rolf (Rochester, Mich./Lutheran Northwest) and Caitlin Sauerhage (Rising Sun, Ind./Rising Sun [Indiana]) were all named to the 11-athlete Horizon League Academic All-League squad for women's cross country, while Chris Honig (Glen Ellyn, Ill./Glenbard South [Indiana]) received the same recognition on the men's side.
December 17, 2008 | Volleyball
Senior libero Brittany Malicoat (Elkhart, Ind./Memorial) and junior outside hitter Angie Porché (Lynwood, Ill./Thornton Fractional South) both received AVCA Honorable Mention All-American accolades today after being named to the All-Midwest Region squad last week. Porché has now earned Honorable Mention notice the last two seasons, while this marked Malicoat's first honor.
December 17, 2008 | Men's Cross Country
Lindsey Gilman (South Bend, Ind./Marian), Laura Rolf (Rochester, Mich./Lutheran Northwest) and Caitlin Sauerhage (Rising Sun, Ind./Rising Sun [Indiana]) were all named to the 11-athlete Horizon League Academic All-League squad for women's cross country, while Chris Honig (Glen Ellyn, Ill./Glenbard South [Indiana]) received the same recognition on the men's side.
December 15, 2008 | Men's Basketball
Due to high demand, additional tickets for Valparaiso's game on Saturday at the United Center against #1/1 North Carolina at 1 p.m. have been released and are now available for as little as $15 at www.ticketmaster.com.
December 15, 2008 | Volleyball
Senior libero Brittany Malicoat (Elkhart, Ind./Memorial), junior outside hitter Angie Porché (Lynwood, Ill./Thornton Fractional South) and senior middle hitter Allison Sears (Elkhart, Ind./Memorial) have all been named to the 11-player Horizon League volleyball Academic All-League team.
December 14, 2008 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso University's Jackie Kondratko (Granger, Ind./Penn H.S.) and Jackie Thomas (Overland Park, Kan./Blue Valley Northwest H.S.) have both been voted to the Horizon League's All-Academic Team in women's soccer.
December 14, 2008 | Baseball
The second annual Crusader Baseball Bash will be held on January 31, 2009 featuring Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame broadcaster Marty Brennaman.
December 13, 2008 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso rallied from a 12-point first half deficit, and took a three-point lead with 6:50 to play, but Notre Dame held off the Crusaders' upset bid closing the game with a 17-6 run as the eighth-ranked Fighting Irish defeated the Brown and Gold 63-55 on Saturday afternoon in front of more than 2,000 fans at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
December 13, 2008 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso was within one point of Miami for a five-minute stretch of the second half and cut the RedHawks' lead to three points with 7:49 remaining, but the Crusaders could not take the advantage, as Miami held off all of Valpo's advances for a 62-50 victory Saturday afternoon in Oxford, Ohio.
December 12, 2008 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso plays its first non-league road game of the 2008-09 campaign on Saturday afternoon, traveling to Oxford, Ohio to take on Miami in a return game from last year's epic ESPNU BracketBusters matchup. The Crusaders have lost in four of their last five games, while Miami has won four of its last five.
December 12, 2008 | Women's Basketball
After upsetting #23/21 Purdue on Wednesday evening, Valparaiso will look to “Pack the ARC” on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders host their second straight ranked opponent when #8/8 Notre Dame comes to town. This will be will the Crusaders' final home game prior to the start of Horizon League action in January.
December 11, 2008 | Men's Soccer, Women's Soccer
Valparaiso University's men's and women's soccer teams have both been named a recipient of the NSCAA Team Academic Award from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
December 10, 2008 | Women's Basketball
Sylwia Zabielewicz's (Warsaw, Poland/Generala Wladyslawa Andersa H.S.) offensive rebound and acrobatic three-point play with 2:32 to play put Valparaiso on top for good Wednesday night as the Crusaders defeated a top-25 program for the first time in school history, upsetting #23/21 Purdue 71-60 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
December 10, 2008 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso never led Wednesday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center, as IPFW used an early 14-3 run to jump out to a double-digit lead on its way to a 63-46 victory over the Crusaders.
December 10, 2008 | Volleyball
Crusader junior outside hitter Angie Porché (Lynwood, Ill./Thornton Fractional South) earned American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-Midwest Region honors for the second consecutive year, while senior libero Brittany Malicoat (Elkhart, Ind./Memorial) received All-Region accolades for the first time as the AVCA announced its All-Region squads Wednesday. In addition, junior setter Kim Bukowski (Waukesha, Wis./West) was named an Honorable Mention All-Region recipient.
December 09, 2008 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso returns to the ARC for the first time in nearly a month Wednesday as the Crusaders host in-state foe IPFW. The Crusaders snapped a four-game losing streak last time out, while the 3-5 Mastodons enter Wednesday on a three-game losing streak.
December 09, 2008 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso returns to the Athletics-Recreation Center for the first time since opening night on Wednesday evening as the Crusaders host #23/21 Purdue in the first of two straight home games against top-25 foes. The Crusaders are looking to rebound from a loss at North Texas on Saturday while the Boilermakers have dropped two straight games against teams ranked in the top-11.
December 06, 2008 | Women's Basketball
Sylwia Zabielewicz's (Warsaw, Poland/Generala Wladyslawa Andersa H.S.) offensive rebound and acrobatic three-point play with 2:32 to play put Valparaiso on top for good Wednesday night as the Crusaders defeated a top-25 program for the first time in school history, upsetting #23/21 Purdue 71-60 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
December 06, 2008 | Women's Track & Field
Senior Amanda Body registered top-ten finishes in all four of her events Saturday at the Redbird Open in Normal, Ill., including a razor-thin victory in the 200m dash, as the Valparaiso women's track and field squad kicked off its indoor season.
December 06, 2008 | Men's Track & Field
The Valparaiso men's track and field squad opened its indoor campaign on Saturday in Normal, Ill. at Illinois State's Redbird Open.
December 05, 2008 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University’s Agnieszka Kulaga (Tarnow, Poland/I Liceum Ogolnokstalcace H.S.) has been named the U.S. Army Horizon League Scholar-Athlete of the Month for November after leading the Crusader women’s basketball team to a 3-1 record as well as the tournament title at the Coors Rocky Mountain Invitational.
December 05, 2008 | Men's Basketball
After trailing by 14 points 16 minutes into the game, Valparaiso ended the first half on a 15-4 run and took the lead for good with 13 minutes to play, eventually pulling away for a 68-57 road victory over Youngstown State in Youngstown, Ohio Thursday evening.  Urule Igbavboa (Oakdale, Minn./Tartan) set a new career high with 27 points in the victory.
December 05, 2008 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Taking to the water for the final time before finals and the holiday break, Valparaiso dropped a 176-83 decision to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay on Thursday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool.
December 05, 2008 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso continued its homestand on Thursday evening, but was unable to come up victorious, dropping a 178-93 meet to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool.
December 04, 2008 | Women's Cross Country
For the second straight year, Valpo senior Laura Rolf (Rochester, Mich./Lutheran Northwest) has been named the Horizon League Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Year. Rolf is the first runner in Crusader cross country history to earn multiple League Athlete of the Year honors.
December 04, 2008 | Women's Basketball
Coming off it its first tournament championship in 23 seasons, Valparaiso will wrap up its four-game road trip on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders head to the Lone Star State to battle the Mean Green of North Texas.  Valpo is 3-1 for the first time since 1983-1984 and is looking to move to 4-1 for just the second time ever.
December 04, 2008 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso closes out its brief foray into December league play on Thursday evening when the Crusaders take on the Penguins of Youngstown State.
December 03, 2008 | Men's Basketball
Cleveland State held Valparaiso to just five first-half field goals Tuesday evening in both team’s Horizon League opener to open a 17-point halftime lead and went on to defeat the Crusaders, 66-42, in Cleveland, Ohio.
December 02, 2008 | Women's Basketball
Next Saturday’s (Dec. 13) Valparaiso women’s basketball game against Notre Dame has been selected as part of the NCAA’s “Pack the House Challenge”, an ongoing nationwide women's basketball attendance competition taking place throughout the season.
December 02, 2008 | Volleyball
Crusader junior outside hitter Angie Porché (Lynwood, Ill./Thornton Fractional South) has been recognized by the Collegiate Volleyball Update (CVU.com) as one of its Top Performers for the third time this season after her performance in Valpo's season-ending sweep at Western Michigan.
December 02, 2008 | Softball
The Valparaiso University softball team will be hosting various clinics on Sunday, January 18, 25 and February 1 at the Athletics-Recreation Center for youths ages 9-17.
December 02, 2008 | Women's Basketball
The start time for Valparaiso University’s women’s basketball game on Saturday, December 6 against North Texas in Denton, Texas has been pushed back 30 minutes to a 5 p.m. CST tip-off.
December 01, 2008 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso begins Horizon League play on Tuesday evening with a meeting against preseason league favorite Cleveland State.  The Crusaders will look to snap a three-game losing streak, while Cleveland State enters the contest on a three-game winning streak.
December 01, 2008 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University’s Agnieszka Kulaga (Tarnow, Poland/I Liceum Ogolnoksztalcace H.S.) has been named the Horizon League’s Player of the Week following her efforts in three games for the Crusaders last week.  This is the fourth league honor for Kulaga during her career.
November 30, 2008 | Women's Basketball
Leading from start to finish, Valparaiso posted one of the biggest wins in school history on Saturday evening, defeating Florida State 80-74 to win the Coors Rocky Mountain Invitational in Fort Collins, Colo.
November 29, 2008 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso will look to capture the Coors Rocky Mountain Invitational on Saturday evening as the Crusaders face Florida State in Fort Collins, Colo.  The Crusaders are coming off of a 64-53 victory over the hosts Rams of Colorado State on Friday night while the Seminoles are off to a 5-1 start after just falling out of the top-25 this past week.
November 29, 2008 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso handed the host Rams of Colorado State just their second opening round defeat in the 15-year history of the Coors Rocky Mountain Invitational on Friday evening with a 64-53 victory in Fort Collins, Colo.
November 29, 2008 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso volleyball team closed the season on a high note Saturday evening in Kalamazoo, Mich., sweeping MAC regular season champion and host Western Michigan, 3-0 (26-24, 25-22, 25-23) in the final match of the Bronco Thanksgiving Challenge.
November 27, 2008 | Football
Led by Pioneer Football League First Team selection Ryan Kozey (Waterford, Wis./Union H.S.), Valparaiso University had 10 football players earn All-League honors for the 2008 season.
November 26, 2008 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso heads to the Rockies on Friday evening as the Crusaders will battle Colorado State in the first round of the Coors Rocky Mountain Classic.  Valpo, which is playing four straight games away from the Athletics-Recreation Center, will look to bounce back from its first loss of the season Tuesday afternoon at Central Michigan.
November 26, 2008 | Football
Valparaiso University's Adam Rundh (Aalborg, Denmark/Orjanskolan [Sweden] H.S.) has been named an ESPN The Magazine Second Team Academic All-American as voted upon by CoSIDA.
November 26, 2008 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso University’s Kurtis Malone (Pekin, Ill./Pekin H.S.) has been named the Horizon League’s Diver of the Week for his efforts last weekend against the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
November 25, 2008 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso battled back from an eight-point second half deficit and took a five-point lead, but Central Michigan scored the game’s final eight points to defeat the Crusaders 86-80 on Tuesday afternoon in front of 4,478 fans at a sold out Rose Arena in Mount Pleasant, Mich.
November 25, 2008 | Volleyball
Valparaiso will close out the 2008 campaign this Saturday evening, as the Crusaders travel to Kalamazoo, Mich. to take on the host Broncos of Western Michigan University as part of the Bronco Thanksgiving Challenge.
November 24, 2008 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso fought back from a nine-point halftime deficit Monday afternoon against La Salle and sent the game to overtime on a free throw by Benjamin Fumey (Bremen, Germany/Freie Hansestadt), but the Explorers never trailed in the extra session, downing the Crusaders 75-70 in both teams’ final game at the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam.
November 24, 2008 | Volleyball
Valparaiso senior middle hitter Allison Sears (Elkhart, Ind./Memorial) was named to the Horizon League Championships All-Tournament Team for her stellar performances in the Crusaders' two contests at the tournament.
November 23, 2008 | Women's Basketball
After a season-opening victory against Bowling Green on Wednesday evening, Valparaiso will take to the road for the first time in the 2008-2009 season on Tuesday afternoon as the Crusaders travel to Mount Pleasant, Mich. to battle the Chippewas of Central Michigan.  The Chippewas opened the season with two straight wins before falling by five points at Georgetown on Saturday.
November 23, 2008 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso connected on just 4-of-30 first-half shot attempts en route to a 75-55 loss to Iona in the consolation bracket at the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam on Saturday night.  The Crusaders will take on La Salle in their final game at the tournament at noon CST on Monday.
November 23, 2008 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Six event victories, including three by David Sivak (Hobart, Ind./Hobart H.S.) were not quite enough for the Valparaiso men as the Crusaders dropped a home meet to Milwaukee 128.5-85.5 on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool.
November 22, 2008 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso opened a three-meet homestand on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center dropping a 159-64 decision to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
November 22, 2008 | Football
Drake limited Valparaiso to just 150 yards of total offense and seven first downs on Saturday, and spoiled Senior Day for the Crusaders with a 32-0 victory at Brown Field on a blustery, cold afternoon.
November 22, 2008 | Volleyball
Valparaiso found its 13-match winning streak snapped Saturday afternoon in the Horizon League Championship semifinals, as sixth seed and host Cleveland State came out with a hard-fought, back and forth 3-2 (24-26, 25-20, 23-25, 25-23, 11-15) victory in Cleveland.
November 22, 2008 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso twice cut double-digit second half deficits to within one possession and was still within three points with 1:28 to play, but could never gain the lead in the final 20 minutes, as San Diego captured a 73-66 victory in both teams’ opening game at the Paradise Jam at St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.
November 21, 2008 | Volleyball
Valparaiso won its 13th consecutive match Friday afternoon, defeating Green Bay 3-1 (25-20, 23-25, 25-20, 25-18) in Horizon League Championship quarterfinal action in Cleveland, Ohio. The Crusaders will play in the semifinals on Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. against the host Vikings of Cleveland State, the tournament's sixth seed.
November 20, 2008 | Men's Basketball
Having started 2-0 for the fourth straight season, Valparaiso will look to extend its season-opening winning streak this weekend at the Paradise Jam in the U.S. Virgin Islands.  The Crusaders will take on San Diego in the opener before facing either Iona or Wisconsin in their second game.  Miami (Fla.), La Salle, Southern Miss and UConn are on the other side of the tournament bracket.
November 20, 2008 | Women's Basketball
Led by 22 points from Agnieszka Kulaga (Tarnow, Poland/I Liceum Ogolnokstalcace H.S.) and a double-double by Aimee Litka (South Bend, Ind./Saint Joseph’s H.S.), Valparaiso opened the 2008-2009 regular season on Wednesday evening with a 69-58 victory over Bowling Green.
November 19, 2008 | Volleyball
Valparaiso had a league-best four players selected to the Horizon League All-League team as the league announced its year-end awards on Wednesday. Kim Bukowski (Waukesha, Wis./West), Brittany Malicoat (Elkhart, Ind./Memorial), Angie Porché (Lynwood, Ill./Thornton Fractional South) and Allison Sears (Elkhart, Ind./Memorial) were all named to the All-League squad. In addition, Porché was named the Player of the Year, while Malicoat was selected as Defensive Player of the Year for the second season in a row.
November 19, 2008 | Football
Valparaiso will wrap up the 2008 regular season on Saturday afternoon at Brown Field hosting Drake. The Crusaders are looking for back-to-back victories following a 33-point win at Campbell last weekend. Prior to kickoff, 20 Valpo seniors will be honored as part of Senior Day activities.
November 19, 2008 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso improved to 2-0 for the fourth consecutive season, taking the lead just over three minutes into the game and holding it the rest of the way, defeating UCF 69-52 Tuesday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
November 18, 2008 | Volleyball
Valparaiso carries a 12-match winning streak into the Horizon League Championships this weekend. The Crusaders, who are the second seed, open the tournament on Friday afternoon against seventh-seeded Green Bay.
November 18, 2008 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso will tip off the 38th season of women’s basketball on Wednesday evening at the ARC as the Crusaders host Bowling Green.  Valpo won both of its exhibition games, and is opening at home for just the second time in the last eight years.  Bowling Green opened its season on Friday night in Philadelphia, Pa. dropping a 70-55 contest to Temple.
November 17, 2008 | Volleyball
Valparaiso volleyball head coach Carin Avery announced today that Mary Dent and Taylor Root have both signed National Letters of Intent and will join the Crusader volleyball program as freshmen for the 2009 season.
November 17, 2008 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team received its fifth National Letter of Intent during the early signing period Monday, as head coach Homer Drew announced that Brandon Wood has officially signed to attend Valpo beginning next year.
November 17, 2008 | Volleyball
Crusader senior middle hitter Allison Sears (Elkhart, Ind./Memorial) was named the Horizon League Offensive Player of the Week on Monday after her standout performance in the regular season finale on Saturday.
November 17, 2008 | Men's Basketball
Coming off of a season-opening victory for the fourth straight year, Valparaiso will look to make it a 2-0 start on Tuesday evening as the Crusaders host Conference USA foe UCF.
November 17, 2008 | Football
After returning a punt 48 yards for a touchdown against Campbell, John Popper (Dublin, Ohio/Coffman H.S.) was named the Pioneer Football League's co-Special Teams Player of the Week.
November 17, 2008 | Softball
Valparaiso softball head coach Randy Schneider announced today that Hayley Bridwell, Jennifer Hermanson and Jessie Marinec have all signed National Letters of Intent during the early signing period and will join the Crusaders as freshmen for the 2010 season.
November 16, 2008 | Volleyball
Valparaiso has earned the second seed for the Horizon League Volleyball Championship, to be contested on the campus of Cleveland State University next weekend. The Crusaders will take on seventh-seeded Green Bay in quarterfinal action at 4 p.m. CST on Friday afternoon.
November 16, 2008 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso won three events on Saturday afternoon in Dayton, Ohio, but it was not enough to pull out a meet victory as the Crusaders fell 129-87 to Wright State.
November 16, 2008 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Wright State posted victories in all 13 events on Saturday afternoon on the way to defeating Valparaiso 143-72 in Dayton, Ohio.
November 16, 2008 | Men's Basketball
Michael Rogers (Kingston, Jamaica/Redemption [N.Y.] Christian) led four Crusaders in double figures with a career-best 23 points, and Valpo put together a 19-3 run in the middle of the first half to pull away from Marian, going on to a 87-56 victory Saturday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
November 15, 2008 | Football
Valparaiso's defense intercepted four passes, including one that was returned for a touchdown, and the Crusaders scored 24 points in the first 8:09 of the second half on the way to a 47-14 victory over Campbell on Saturday afternoon in Buies Creek, N.C.
November 15, 2008 | Women's Cross Country
Crusader senior Laura Rolf (Rochester, Mich./Lutheran Northwest) earned All-Region honors for the fourth time in as many years as the Valparaiso women's cross country team closed out its 2008 campaign with a 28th place finish Saturday at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional in West Lafayette, Ind.
November 15, 2008 | Men's Cross Country
The Valparaiso men's cross country squad closed out the 2008 season Saturday at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional in West Lafayette, Ind., finishing in 25th place.
November 15, 2008 | Volleyball
Valparaiso closed out the regular season with a flourish Saturday at the Athletics-Recreation Center, sweeping Wright State, 3-0 (25-19, 25-19, 25-16) for its 12th consecutive win. The Crusaders enter next weekend's Horizon League Tournament with a 23-6 overall record, including 12-4 in league action, and will be the tournament's second seed.
November 14, 2008 | Men's Basketball
Valpo men’s basketball head coach Homer Drew announced today that the Crusaders have received a National Letter of Intent from Ryan Broekhoff and that he will join the program as a freshman for the 2009-2010 campaign.
November 14, 2008 | Volleyball
Valparaiso extended its winning streak to 11 matches Friday evening, stepping out of league play to sweep Chicago State, 3-0 (25-13, 25-12, 25-21) in Chicago, Ill.
November 13, 2008 | Men's Basketball
Crusader men’s basketball head coach Homer Drew announced today that forward Chris Halvorsen has signed a National Letter of Intent and will join fellow signees Matt Kenney and Tommy Kurth as freshmen in the Valpo program for the 2009-2010 season.
November 12, 2008 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso head coach Homer Drew announced this afternoon that guards Matt Kenney and Tommy Kurth have both signed National Letters of Intent and will join the Crusader program as freshmen for the 2009-2010 season.
November 12, 2008 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University head women’s basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced the signings of two student-athletes to National Letters of Intent.  Skyler Gick and Laura Richards have both committed to continue their basketball careers for the Crusaders beginning in the 2009-2010 season.
November 12, 2008 | Men's Basketball
Coming off of a 22-14 season and a berth in the inaugural CBI in its first year of Horizon League play, Valparaiso kicks off the 2008-09 campaign Saturday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center against NAIA foe Marian.
November 11, 2008 | Football
Valparaiso heads out on the road for the final time Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders travel to Buies Creek, N.C. to take on Campbell, the Pioneer Football League's newest member. The Fighting Camels are playing collegiate football for the first time since the 1950 season, when Campbell played as a junior college program. Valpo is looking for its first victory of the season away from Brown Field while Campbell is looking for its first home win since reintroducing football.
November 10, 2008 | Volleyball
Entering the week tied for the second-longest winning streak in program history with ten consecutive wins, Valparaiso looks to close the regular season on a high note this week, traveling to Chicago State on Friday before hosting Wright State for Senior Day on Saturday.
November 10, 2008 | Baseball
Valparaiso University will host winter hitting and pitching camps from December 20-22 for individuals eight years old through high school.
November 09, 2008 | Men's Basketball
Ahead by just two at the half, Valparaiso stormed out of the gate in the second half with a 23-4 run and rolled from there, finishing the night with an 85-63 victory over Elmhurst in an exhibition game at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
November 09, 2008 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso cruised to an 89-44 victory over Saint Joseph’s (Ind.) on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center in the Crusaders’ final exhibition game before the 2008-2009 season tips off for real.
November 08, 2008 | Football
Despite outgaining the Pioneer Football League’s top offense, Valparaiso fell 40-24 to Jacksonville on Saturday afternoon at Brown Field on a cool, crisp afternoon.
November 08, 2008 | Volleyball
It took a resilient effort for Valparaiso to continue its winning streak Saturday afternoon, as the Crusaders had to rally from late deficits in each of the final two sets on their way to a 3-0 (25-17, 25-22, 26-24) victory over UIC in Chicago, Ill.
November 07, 2008 | Volleyball
Senior middle hitter Allison Sears (Elkhart, Ind./Memorial) was named the U.S. Army Horizon League Scholar-Athlete of the Week by the league office this afternoon.
November 07, 2008 | Athletics
Student-athletes at Valparaiso University are graduating at a higher rate than their classmates and their peers at many other universities, according to information released by the NCAA this fall.
November 07, 2008 | Volleyball
Valparaiso utilized a strong balanced offensive attack to sweep Loyola, 3-0 (25-18, 25-14, 25-16), Friday evening in Chicago, Ill. The win gives the Crusaders 20 on the season, the seventh consecutive year that Valpo has reached the 20-win milestone.
November 06, 2008 | Volleyball
Junior outside hitter Angie Porché (Lynwood, Ill./Thornton Fractional South) was selected to the CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District V First Team, it was announced today.
November 06, 2008 | Football
Valparaiso University’s Adam Rundh (Aalborg, Denmark/Orjanskolan H.S.) has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V First Team for the second straight season.
November 06, 2008 | Men's Soccer
Senior forward Oscar Lomeli (Jalisco, Mexico/ [Bethel (Ind.)]) was named a Second Team All-Horizon League honoree for the second straight season, while junior midfielder Rodolfo Lucas (Mogi Mirim, Brazil/ [Coffeyville C.C.]) and freshman goalkeeper Kyle Zobeck (Coralville, Iowa/Iowa City West) were each honored as part of the league's All-Newcomer Team as the Horizon League announced its year-end awards on Thursday.
November 06, 2008 | Men's Basketball
Heading into the 2008-2009 season, Valparaiso knows the landscape of the Horizon League.  No longer are the trips and venues unfamiliar.  The team knows the demands that the league schedule brings, knows that there are no off nights in league play.  This year, however, it will be a relatively inexperienced squad taking the hardwood, as only five letterwinners return from last year’s squad.  But with a trio of three-year senior starters leading the way, the Crusaders are taking aim at another finish near the top of the league standings and a repeat berth in the postseason.
November 06, 2008 | Men's Soccer
Loyola got on the scoreboard in the sixth minute Thursday in Horizon League Championship first round action in Chicago, Ill. and never trailed, defeating Valparaiso, 4-1, ending the Crusaders' season.
November 05, 2008 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso begins Horizon League Championship play Thursday evening in Chicago, Ill. as the Crusaders take on the Ramblers of Loyola at Loyola Soccer Park for the second time this season.
November 05, 2008 | Football
Valparaiso University’s Ryan Kozey (Waterford, Wis./Union H.S.) is one of 10 finalists nationally for the Awards and Recognition Association (ARA) Sportsmanship Award, given to one outstanding NCAA Division I collegiate football player who best personifies the spirit of sportsmanship.
November 05, 2008 | Football
After being on the road for the past two weeks, the Valparaiso Crusaders return to Brown Field on Saturday afternoon to entertain Jacksonville in Pioneer Football League action.  Saturday’s game is part of Parents’ Weekend on the Valparaiso University campus.
November 04, 2008 | Volleyball
Junior outside hitter Angie Porché (Lynwood, Ill./Thornton Fractional South) broke Valparaiso's career kills record to give the Crusaders match point in the fourth set Tuesday evening at DePaul and then registered another kill on Valpo's second attempt as the Crusaders downed the Blue Demons, 3-1 (25-18, 28-26, 20-25, 25-22) in Chicago, Ill.
November 03, 2008 | Volleyball
Crusader junior setter Kim Bukowski (Waukesha, Wis./West) was named the Horizon League’s Offensive Player of the Week on Monday after quarterbacking the Valpo offense in two road sweeps last weekend.
November 03, 2008 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso has earned the eighth seed in the 2008 Horizon League Men's Soccer Championship presented by U.S. Army and will travel to Chicago to take on fifth-seeded Loyola in first-round action on Thursday evening at 7 p.m.
November 03, 2008 | Volleyball
Valparaiso’s match at Chicago State on Friday, November 14 has been moved back one hour to 8 p.m. CST.
November 03, 2008 | Volleyball
Valparaiso enters the week on a seven-match winning streak, its longest since the 2005 campaign, and has three opportunities to extend its run this week, all in the Second City.  The Crusaders will step out of Horizon League action to take on DePaul on Tuesday before facing Loyola and UIC this weekend.
November 02, 2008 | Men's Soccer
On Senior Day at Brown Field Sunday, all six Valparaiso seniors took to the pitch as part of the starting 11, and it was senior Paul Leitelt (Munster, Ind./Munster) who scored the eventual match-winning goal in the 55th minute as the Crusaders earned a 3-0 victory in Horizon League play over Detroit to close the regular season.
November 01, 2008 | Women's Cross Country
Senior Laura Rolf (Rochester, Mich./Lutheran Northwest) made her first victory of the season a big one Saturday, taking the Horizon League individual championship in Green Bay, Wis. while helping the Valparaiso women's squad to a fourth-place team finish.
November 01, 2008 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso went on a 17-3 run midway through the first half Saturday afternoon in its exhibition opener at the Athletics-Recreation Center and never let its lead fall back under ten points, going on to defeat Concordia (Wis.), 77-48.
November 01, 2008 | Men's Cross Country
The Valparaiso men's cross country squad competed at the Horizon League Championships Saturday in Green Bay, Wis., finishing the meet in eighth place.
November 01, 2008 | Football
Morehead State scored on its first five possessions of the game Saturday afternoon as the Eagles defeated Valparaiso 44-10 at Jayne Stadium in Morehead, Ky.
November 01, 2008 | Volleyball
Valparaiso recorded its third consecutive sweep on Saturday afternoon, winning on the road at Cleveland State, 3-0 (25-23, 25-22, 25-23).  Valpo has now won its last seven matches, the program’s longest winning streak since the 2005 campaign, and 11 of its last 12 overall.
October 31, 2008 | Men's Soccer
Senior Paul Leitelt (Munster, Ind./Munster) gave Valparaiso a lead on #13 UIC in Horizon League action at Brown Field Friday afternoon in the 14th minute, but the Flames tallied the equalizer less than six minutes later and scored the eventual match-winner midway through the second half to earn a 2-1 victory over the Crusaders.
October 31, 2008 | Volleyball
Valparaiso had to venture out on the road for just the second time this month on Friday evening, but did not let the change of venue affect its play, winning for the tenth time in its last 11 matches in a 3-0 sweep (25-18, 25-20, 25-17) of Youngstown State in Youngstown, Ohio.
October 30, 2008 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso returns home this weekend for the final two matches of the regular season, hosting #13 UIC on Friday afternoon before closing out the regular season against Detroit on Sunday afternoon. Both games will be played on Brown Field, Valparaiso's football stadium which was resurfaced with ProGrass during the summer of 2008.
October 30, 2008 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso University's Jackie Kondratko (Granger, Ind./Penn H.S.) has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V First Team and Jackie Thomas (Overland Park, Kan./Blue Valley Northwest H.S.) has been named to the All-District Second Team as voted upon by CoSIDA.
October 29, 2008 | Women's Soccer
After 110 minutes of scoreless soccer in which Valparaiso outplayed Youngstown State and held a 29-6 advantage in shots, the Horizon League Championship first round match was decided in penalty kicks and the Crusaders came up on the short end as the Penguins advanced to the quarterfinals with a 5-4 victory.
October 29, 2008 | Volleyball
Winners of nine of its last ten matches, Valparaiso will try to continue its run of success this weekend, but will have to do it on the road, traveling to eastern Ohio to meet Youngstown State on Friday and Cleveland State on Saturday.
October 29, 2008 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso University had three players earn postseason honors from the Horizon League when the conference announced its annual award winners on Wednesday.Jackie Thomas (Overland Park, Kan./Blue Valley Northwest H.S.) was named to the Horizon League First Team and Kendall Brown (Lake Zurich, Ill./Carmel Catholic H.S.) earned Second Team All-League accolades. Tracy Roos (Centennial, Colo./Cherry Creek H.S.) was named to the All-Newcomer Team.
October 28, 2008 | Women's Basketball
With one full season of Horizon League play in the books, the Valparaiso University Crusaders head into season two with an experience-laden team looking to make some noise and climb the ranks of the conference.  Valpo returns 10 letterwinners from last year’s squad, including four starters, and looks to improve upon a 14-16 overall record and a 9-9 mark in Horizon League play.  With a sixth place finish in 2007-2008, and a preseason prediction to finish sixth again this year, the Crusaders will look to surprise the prognosticators by season’s end.
October 28, 2008 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team will be featured on national television at least three times during the 2008-2009 campaign, with the possibility of up to four more national broadcasts during the regular season.  In addition, Lakeshore Public Television will broadcast six Crusader men’s games along with one Crusader women’s game over the course of the season.
October 28, 2008 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso plays host to Youngstown State on Wednesday afternoon in the first round of the 2008 Horizon League Soccer Championships presented by U.S. Army at Eastgate Field. This match will mark the first home postseason contest in the history of the Crusader women's soccer program.
October 27, 2008 | Football
Valparaiso remains on the road Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders head to Morehead, Ky. to battle Morehead State in Pioneer Football League action.  The Crusaders are looking to bounce back from a pair of losses the past two weeks and move up into the middle of the pack in the PFL.
October 27, 2008 | Volleyball
Valparaiso senior libero Brittany Malicoat (Elkhart, Ind./Memorial) was recognized Monday as the Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week after helping lead the Crusaders to a 3-0 record last week, including two crucial league victories.
October 27, 2008 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso University will host its first postseason women's soccer match on Wednesday afternoon as the Crusaders entertain Youngstown State in the first round of the Horizon League Women's Soccer Championship presented by U.S. Army. Kickoff at Eastgate Field is set for 2 p.m.
October 26, 2008 | Men's Soccer
For the second consecutive year, Valparaiso earned a hard-fought tie with a top-25 Michigan State squad, as the Crusaders and #24 Spartans played 110 minutes of scoreless soccer Sunday afternoon in East Lansing, Mich.
October 26, 2008 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso wrapped up the 2008 regular season on Sunday afternoon in Milwaukee, Wis. suffering a 3-1 defeat to the 18th-ranked Milwaukee Panthers.
October 25, 2008 | Volleyball
Valparaiso continued its stretch of torrid play, sweeping Green Bay (25-18, 25-23, 25-14) Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.  The Crusaders have now won nine of their last ten matches and moved within a game of first place in the Horizon League standings with the victory.
October 25, 2008 | Football
Dayton scored five touchdowns and had 310 yards of offense in the first half on the way to a 43-7 victory over Valparaiso on Saturday afternoon at Welcome Stadium in Dayton, Ohio.
October 25, 2008 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso and Green Bay battled for 110 minutes on Friday evening, but neither team was able to find the back of the net as the two schools settled for a 0-0 double overtime draw in Green Bay, Wis.
October 24, 2008 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University head women’s basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced that Sarah Ott (Chippewa Falls, Wis./Chippewa Falls H.S.) will forgo her final year of eligibility in order to pursue her academic goals, including preparing for graduate school.
October 24, 2008 | Volleyball
Valparaiso outkilled league-leading Milwaukee by a 60-37 margin Friday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center en route to a 3-1 (22-25, 26-24, 25-10, 25-21) victory over the Panthers.
October 23, 2008 | Softball
The Valparaiso University softball team will be conducting a hitting and baserunning clinic for youths ages 18 and under at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Saturday, Nov. 8 from 9 a.m.-noon.
October 23, 2008 | Men's Soccer
A goal in the 11th minute by Green Bay's David Znaty proved to be the deciding tally Thursday night, as Valparaiso dropped a 1-0 decision to the Phoenix in Green Bay, Wis. in Horizon League action.
October 22, 2008 | Men's Soccer
After snapping a four-game losing streak with a win over IPFW on Sunday, the Crusaders will look to gain momentum as they enter their final road trip of the regular season, traveling to Green Bay for a key Horizon League meeting Thursday night before facing off at Michigan State on Sunday.
October 22, 2008 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso’s success at placing players into professional basketball after graduation continues, as both Jarryd Loyd (Latvia) and Calum MacLeod (Japan) have signed professional contracts.  With the pair of signings, all three members of the Crusaders’ 2007-2008 senior class will be playing pro basketball this year.
October 21, 2008 | Women's Soccer
Valpo concludes the 2008 regular season this weekend travelling to Wisconsin for a pair of key Horizon League matches.  The Crusaders will face Green Bay on Friday evening before battling nationally-ranked Milwaukee Sunday afternoon.
October 21, 2008 | Volleyball
Reigning Horizon League Offensive Player of the Week Allison Sears (Elkhart, Ind./Memorial) hit at a sizzling .571 clip with 17 kills, leading the Crusader offense as Valparaiso cruised to a 3-0 (25-18, 25-21, 25-13) sweep of IUPUI on Tuesday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
October 20, 2008 | Volleyball
Valparaiso, which enters the week just one-half game out of second place in the Horizon League standings, closes out a six-match homestand with a non-league battle against IUPUI on Tuesday before hosting Milwaukee and Green Bay on Friday and Saturday, respectively.
October 20, 2008 | Football
Valparaiso hits the road for the first of two straight games away from Brown Field this Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders head to Dayton, Ohio to battle the Dayton Flyers.  Valpo is looking to bounce back from a loss to Butler last Saturday and even its mark in Pioneer Football League play.
October 20, 2008 | Women's Cross Country
Crusader senior Laura Rolf (Rochester, Mich./Lutheran Northwest) was named the Horizon League Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Week today after her second-place finish at the Evansville Invitational on Saturday.
October 20, 2008 | Volleyball
Crusader senior middle hitter Allison Sears (Elkhart, Ind./Memorial) has been named the Horizon League’s Offensive Player of the Week after her dominating performance against Butler on Friday.
October 19, 2008 | Men's Soccer
Goals in the first and 90th minute book-ended the match for Valparaiso, which got the eventual match-winner from Steve Shively (Indianapolis, Ind./North Central) less than two minutes into the second half as the Crusaders defeated IPFW, 3-1, Sunday afternoon at Eastgate Field.
October 19, 2008 | Women's Soccer
Freshman Mikki Nuccio (Ortonville, Mich./Brandon H.S.) scored her first two collegiate goals as Valparaiso celebrated Senior Day at Eastgate Field with a 2-0 victory over Cleveland State on Sunday afternoon.
October 18, 2008 | Football
Ross Wiemer (Burlington, Wis./Burlington H.S.) rushed for two touchdowns for Valparaiso but Butler scored the game's final 27 points on the way to a 48-21 victory over the Crusaders in the Battle for the Hoosier Helmet at Brown Field.
October 18, 2008 | Women's Cross Country
Led by Laura Rolf's (Rochester, Mich./Lutheran Northwest) season-best second-place finish, the Crusader women's cross country team ran to a sixth-place finish Saturday morning at the Evansville Invitational.
October 18, 2008 | Men's Cross Country
The Valparaiso men's cross country team ran in its final tuneup for the Horizon League Championships on Saturday, finishing tied for eighth place at the Evansville Invitational.
October 18, 2008 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso won three events on Friday evening but it was not enough as the Crusaders dropped their home opener to Xavier (Ohio) 82-56 at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool.
October 18, 2008 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Despite winning four individual events, the Valparaiso men’s swimming and diving team dropped its home opener to Xavier (Ohio) 94-51 on Friday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool.
October 17, 2008 | Women's Soccer
Cara Morowski scored the lone goal of the match with 13:17 remaining in regulation on Friday afternoon as Loyola (Chicago) upended Valparaiso 1-0 at Eastgate Field in Horizon League action.
October 17, 2008 | Volleyball
For the second consecutive match, Valparaiso dropped the first set but rallied to take each of the next three, taking a 3-1 (23-25, 25-19, 25-18, 25-16) victory Friday evening over Butler at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
October 16, 2008 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball team wrapped up its 2008 fall season with an undefeated 6-0 record while also getting the chance to play eight intra-squad scrimmages.
October 16, 2008 | Men's Soccer
The Valparaiso University men’s and women’s soccer programs will be holding “Firefighter Appreciation Day” on Sunday afternoon at Eastgate Field.  The doubleheader features the Crusader women hosting Cleveland State at noon for Senior Day followed by the Valpo men entertaining IPFW at 2:30 p.m.
October 16, 2008 | Men's Tennis
The Valparaiso University men's tennis program held their 13th annual alumni tournament on Saturday, October 11 in conjunction with Homecoming weekend. Thirteen alumni returned to play in the event, which featured singles and doubles.
October 15, 2008 | Athletics
Over the next two weeks, Valparaiso’s Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and its athletics teams will be selling pink t-shirts and accepting donations to raise money for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure and breast cancer awareness at all home athletics events.  The volleyball team will also be offering free admission for its Friday evening match against Butler to any fans who show up wearing pink.
October 15, 2008 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso steps out of Horizon League play this weekend for the first time in almost a month, taking on IPFW at Eastgate Field on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m.
October 15, 2008 | Women's Soccer
Valpo wraps up the home portion of the 2008 regular season this weekend with a pair of key Horizon League tilts.  Friday the Crusaders entertain Loyola (Chicago) at Eastgate Field before hosting Cleveland State Sunday on Senior Day.
October 14, 2008 | Men's Basketball
Former Crusader swingman Ron Howard is suiting up with the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks during training camp in hopes of making the Bucks opening-day roster.
October 14, 2008 | Volleyball
Winners of five of its last six matches, Valparaiso kicks off the second half of Horizon League play on Friday evening as the Crusaders continue a six-match homestand by hosting in-state rival Butler.
October 12, 2008 | Women's Soccer
Mele Cabral (Boulder, Colo./Fairview H.S.) set Valparaiso’s single season shutout record on Sunday afternoon with her seventh clean sheet of 2008 as the Crusaders defeated Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 2-0 at Eastgate Field.
October 12, 2008 | Volleyball
Valparaiso rebounded from dropping a tight first set to earn a 3-1 (26-28, 25-11, 25-21, 25-17) victory in Horizon League action Sunday afternoon over Loyola.
October 12, 2008 | Football
Valparaiso was represented by all three Pioneer Football League Players of the Week following the victory over Davidson when the league announced the honors on Sunday afternoon.  Ross Wiemer (Burlington, Wis./Burlington H.S.) took home Offensive honors while Anthony Curry (Merrillville, Ind./Merrillville H.S.) earned the Defensive award.  David Hamaker (Plano, Texas/West H.S.) was the PFL Special Teams Player of the Week.
October 12, 2008 | Football
Coming off of a thrilling overtime victory against Davidson last Saturday, Valparaiso looks to continue its success at home this Saturday as the Crusaders host Butler in the Battle for the Hoosier Helmet.  The Crusaders are looking to retain the helmet after winning last year’s contest between the two instate rivals.
October 11, 2008 | Football
Jake Riedel (South Milwaukee, Wis./South Milwaukee H.S.) scored from two yards out in overtime and Anthony Curry (Merrillville, Ind./Merrillville H.S.) intercepted a Davidson pass, his second pick of the game, on the Wildcats’ possession as Valparaiso came from 18 points down to earn a 35-29 victory in front of 4,178 at Brown Field on Homecoming.
October 11, 2008 | Volleyball
Both Valparaiso and UIC sided out twice on the other side’s match points in the fifth set Saturday evening, but the Flames converted on their third match point to take a 3-2 (18-25, 25-20, 26-24, 15-25, 19-17) victory over the Crusaders at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
October 11, 2008 | Men's Soccer
Steve Shively (Indianapolis, Ind./North Central) and Oscar Lomeli (Jalisco, Mexico/ [Bethel (Ind.)]) both tallied goals for Valparaiso Saturday evening in Cleveland, Ohio, but it was not enough for the victory, as Cleveland State defeated the Crusaders, 3-2.
October 10, 2008 | Women's Soccer
The University of Detroit Mercy scored twice within a four minute span midway through the second half to rally from a halftime deficit and defeat Valparaiso 2-1 on Friday afternoon in Detroit, Mich.
October 10, 2008 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University senior Agnieszka Kulaga (Tarnow, Poland/I Liceum Ogolnoksztalcace H.S.) has been named to the Horizon League’s Preseason Second Team as voted upon by the conference’s head coaches, sports information directors, and selected media members.
October 10, 2008 | Men's Cross Country, Women's Cross Country
The Valparaiso men's and women's cross country teams, which were originally scheduled to compete next Saturday, October 18 at the NCAA Pre-Nationals in Terre Haute, Ind., will run at the Evansville Invitational on the 18th instead.
October 09, 2008 | Men's Basketball
Crusader senior forward Urule Igbavboa (Oakdale, Minn./Tartan) has been named to the Horizon League’s preseason Second Team All-League squad.
October 08, 2008 | Football
Valparaiso returns to Brown Field on Saturday afternoon to host Davidson in the annual Homecoming game looking to record its first Pioneer Football League victory of the season.  Prior to kickoff, there will be a dedication ceremony for the newly remodeled Brown Field.
October 08, 2008 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso will look to snap a three-match losing streak as the Crusaders continue Horizon League play at Cleveland State on Saturday evening.
October 08, 2008 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University has been picked to finish sixth in the Horizon League for the 2008-2009 season according to the preseason poll selected by the league’s head coaches, sports information directors, and media members.
October 08, 2008 | Women's Soccer
Valpo heads to Michigan on Friday afternoon for a key Horizon League road match against Detroit to begin the weekend.  The Brown and Gold then returns to Eastgate Field to begin its final three-match homestand of the year on Sunday with a non-conference tilt against Southern Illinois-Edwardsville.
October 08, 2008 | Softball
Valparaiso softball head coach Randy Schneider released his schedule for the 2009 campaign today, featuring 16 home games at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.
October 07, 2008 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team has been picked to finish seventh in the Horizon League for the 2008-09 season, according to polling of the league’s head coaches, sports information directors and media members.
October 07, 2008 | Volleyball
Valparaiso won its third consecutive Horizon League contest on Tuesday evening in Dayton, Ohio, handily sweeping Wright State by scores of 25-21, 25-17, and 25-22.
October 06, 2008 | Volleyball
Valparaiso volleyball swept the Horizon League’s weekly awards when they were announced on Monday, as junior setter Kim Bukowski (Waukesha, Wis./West) was named the league’s Offensive Player of the Week and senior libero Brittany Malicoat (Elkhart, Ind./Memorial) was tabbed the Defensive Player of the Week.
October 06, 2008 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University’s women’s basketball games against Detroit and Wright State scheduled for the Athletics-Recreation Center in February have each been moved back one day.
October 06, 2008 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso's women's tennis team wrapped up its play for the fall on Sunday afternoon on day two of the IPFW Mastodon Invitational held in Fort Wayne, Ind.
October 06, 2008 | Volleyball
On a three-match winning streak and climbing up the league standings, Valparaiso plays three more Horizon League contests this week.  The Crusaders travel to Wright State for a Tuesday night tilt before returning to the ARC to kick off a six-match homestand with UIC Saturday night and Loyola Sunday afternoon.
October 06, 2008 | Men's Swimming & Diving
David Sivak (Hobart, Ind./Hobart H.S.) won two events and Victor Sikorski (Valparaiso, Ind./Wheeler H.S.) added another victory as Valparaiso opened the 2008-2009 swimming and diving season on Sunday afternoon with a double-dual meet in Fishers, Ind.  The Crusaders dropped a close 131-104 decision to Evansville and fell to Saint Louis 150-82.
October 06, 2008 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso defeated Butler but dropped two close meets to Saint Louis and Evansville on Sunday afternoon as the Crusaders opened the 2008-2009 swimming and diving season in Fishers, Ind.
October 05, 2008 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso took to the courts Saturday for the opening day of play in the IPFW Mastodon Invitational held in Fort Wayne, Ind.
October 05, 2008 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso and Loyola played a scoreless first half Sunday night in Chicago, Ill., but the Ramblers pulled ahead with a goal in the 57th minute and eventually went on to a 2-0 victory.
October 05, 2008 | Football
San Diego scored four unanswered touchdowns in the second half to break open a tie game on the way to defeating Valparaiso 42-14 on Saturday afternoon in San Diego, Calif.  The Crusaders tied the game 14-14 at halftime, but was unable to get the offense moving in the second half.
October 05, 2008 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso wrapped up the fall portion of its 2008-2009 season on Saturday afternoon with day two of play at the Ball State Fall Invitational held in Muncie, Ind. The Crusaders were competing in just doubles on the day, and had mixed results.
October 04, 2008 | Volleyball
Valparaiso won its third match of the week Saturday, defending the Athletics-Recreation Center in a 3-0 (25-23, 25-21, 25-20) sweep of Youngstown State in Horizon League play.
October 03, 2008 | Women's Soccer
Jackie Thomas (Overland Park, Kan./Blue Valley Northwest H.S.) headed home a restart from Dana McGlone (Centennial, Colo./Cheery Creek H.S.) with just 1:18 to play in regulation to give Valparaiso a 2-1 victory over Youngstown State on Friday afternoon at Eastgate Field to secure its first Horizon League win in 2008.
October 03, 2008 | Women's Cross Country
The Valparaiso women's cross country team returned to action Friday afternoon at the Notre Dame Invitational, finishing in 17th place in the gold race.
October 03, 2008 | Men's Cross Country
The Valparaiso men's cross country squad continued its 2008 campaign Friday with an 18th place showing at the Notre Dame Invitational gold race.
October 03, 2008 | Men's Soccer
Oscar Lomeli (Jalisco, Mexico/ [Bethel (Ind.)]) broke a scoreless tie with his team-best fourth goal of the year in the 82nd minute Wednesday in Indianapolis, Ind., but Butler responded less than three minutes later to send the game into overtime, where the Bulldogs notched the match-winner in the 97th minute to earn a 2-1 victory in Horizon League play.
October 03, 2008 | Men's Tennis
Kevin DeHerrera (Littleton, Colo./Chatfield H.S.) picked up wins in both singles and doubles on Friday as Valparaiso competed in the opening day of the Ball State Fall Invitational held in Muncie, Ind.
October 03, 2008 | Volleyball
In a meeting of the top two preseason choices in the Horizon League and a rematch of the 2007 Horizon League championship, Valparaiso earned a hard-fought 3-2 (25-27, 25-22, 27-25, 24-26, 15-11) victory Friday evening in the Crusaders’ home opener at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
October 02, 2008 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso University’s women’s soccer team will be wearing pink jerseys for its match against Southern Illinois-Edwardsville on Sunday, October 12 in support of breast cancer awareness.
October 02, 2008 | Men's Basketball
Fans are invited to get their first glimpse of the 2008-2009 Valparaiso men’s and women’s basketball teams at Valpo Hoops Mania presented by Cardinal Bus, to be held Friday, October 10 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.  Doors will open at 9:15 p.m., with festivities beginning at 9:30 p.m.  Admission to the event is free.
October 01, 2008 | Women's Soccer
Wright State scored twice in the final 20 minutes of the match on Wednesday afternoon as the Raiders defeated Valparaiso 2-0 at Eastgate Field.
October 01, 2008 | Women's Swimming & Diving
The 2008-2009 women’s swimming and diving season will see a wealth of experience return for the Valparaiso Crusaders and head coach Howard Hunte.
October 01, 2008 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball team will be hosting an alumni game this Saturday, October 4 at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.
October 01, 2008 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso continues Horizon League play this week with a pair of league tilts, traveling to take on in-state foe Butler on Friday at 12:30 p.m. CDT before facing Loyola in Chicago on Sunday at 6 p.m.
September 30, 2008 | Volleyball
Valparaiso snapped its four-match losing streak in emphatic fashion, sweeping Bradley (29-27, 25-18, 25-18) in East Peoria, Ill. on Tuesday evening.
September 30, 2008 | Men's Swimming & Diving
As the 2008-2009 men’s swimming and diving season opens, change is evident at Valparaiso University as the Crusaders get ready to dive into the pool.  First year head coach Howard Hunte takes over the Brown and Gold program that finished in sixth place in the Horizon League one year ago.
September 30, 2008 | Women's Soccer
Valpo returns home for a pair of matches this weekend to kick off a stretch where the Crusaders will play five of their next six contests at Eastgate Field.  Wednesday the Brown and Gold entertains Wright State before Youngstown State visits on Friday in a pair of key Horizon League tilts.
September 30, 2008 | Volleyball
Valparaiso senior libero Brittany Malicoat (Elkhart, Ind./Memorial) was named the U.S. Army Horizon League female Scholar-Athlete of the Week by the league office today after breaking the Crusader career digs record last weekend.
September 29, 2008 | Volleyball
Valparaiso concludes a month-long, 13-match road trip on Tuesday as the Crusaders step out of Horizon League play to face Bradley.  Valpo then opens up the 2008 home campaign this weekend at the Athletics-Recreation Center against Cleveland State on Friday at 7 p.m. and Youngstown State on Saturday at 4 p.m.
September 29, 2008 | Football
After a week off from action, Valparaiso will return to the gridiron this week to open up Pioneer Football League play at San Diego.  The game will be a part of Homecoming West for Valpo, and will mark the kickoff to the Crusaders’ 16th PFL season.
September 29, 2008 | Baseball
Valparaiso University head baseball coach Tracy Woodson has announced the additions of Patrick Bracco and Josh Dietz to complete his staff for the 2009 season.
September 28, 2008 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso’s Rodolfo Lucas (Mogi Mirim, Brazil/ [Coffeyville C.C.]) knotted up Sunday’s match with Wright State at one with a goal in the 79th minute, but the Raiders got the eventual match-winner in the 85th minute to earn a 2-1 win in Horizon League play at Eastgate Field.
September 28, 2008 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso concluded its run at its own Valpo Fall Classic on Saturday, playing in one singles and five doubles matches on the day at the Valpo Tennis Complex.
September 27, 2008 | Volleyball
After splitting the first two sets, Valparaiso dropped sets three and four to Milwaukee as the Panthers took a 3-1 (25-22, 23-25, 25-19, 25-13) victory over the Crusaders Saturday afternoon in Milwaukee, Wis.
September 26, 2008 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso came out strong in doubles play on Friday, winning two of three matches, but managed just three victories in singles on the opening day of the Valpo Fall Classic held at the Valpo Tennis Complex.
September 26, 2008 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso saw its seven-match unbeaten streak come to an end on Friday afternoon as the Crusaders dropped a 2-0 decision to Butler in the Horizon League opener for both schools in Indianapolis, Ind.
September 26, 2008 | Volleyball
Valparaiso rallied from a first-set loss to take a 2-1 advantage Friday night in Green Bay, but the host Phoenix fought back to earn a 3-2 (25-18, 24-26, 22-25, 28-26, 15-7) victory over the Crusaders.  Senior libero Brittany Malicoat (Elkhart, Ind./Memorial) broke Valpo’s career digs record in the middle of the third set.
September 26, 2008 | Men's Soccer
In a physical contest that featured 39 fouls and ten cards issued, Valparaiso jumped out to an early 2-0 lead, but Milwaukee scored with under a minute to play to force a 2-2 (2ot) draw in the Horizon League opener for both teams Friday at Eastgate Field.
September 24, 2008 | Volleyball
As she sits on the verge of breaking the program’s career digs record, Crusader senior libero Brittany Malicoat (Elkhart, Ind./Memorial) is the subject of a video piece on the Horizon League Network.
September 24, 2008 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso earned its first victory on the fall season Tuesday afternoon at the Valpo Tennis Complex, defeating Saint Joseph's (Ind.) 6-1.
September 23, 2008 | Volleyball
Valparaiso will look to bounce back from its loss at Butler as the Crusaders enter the second weekend of Horizon League play, traveling to Wisconsin to take on Green Bay Friday and Milwaukee Saturday.  Senior libero Brittany Malicoat is just 14 digs away from Valpo's career record, a mark she should surpass this weekend.
September 23, 2008 | Women's Soccer
After a successful start during non-conference play, the Valparaiso Crusaders are set to begin their nine-match Horizon League slate this Friday afternoon against Butler in Indianapolis.  At 7-1-1, Valpo continues the best start in the program’s history.
September 23, 2008 | Men's Soccer
The Valparaiso men's soccer team carries a two-match unbeaten streak into the start of Horizon League play, as the Crusaders close out a three-match homestand by hosting Milwaukee on Friday afternoon and Wright State on Sunday afternoon.
September 22, 2008 | Men's Basketball
Season tickets for Valparaiso University basketball are now on sale for the 2008-2009 season.
September 22, 2008 | Baseball
Twenty-four home games, including 23 to be played at Emory G. Bauer Field and another at U.S. Steel Yard highlight a challenging 2009 baseball schedule head coach Tracy Woodson has announced.
September 22, 2008 | Men's Track & Field, Women's Track & Field
Valparaiso head track and field coach Ryan Moore announced today the indoor and outdoor schedules for the 2008-2009 campaign.
September 21, 2008 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso wrapped up its first tournament of the fall season on Sunday morning at the Country Inn & Suites Invitational hosted by Bradley with two more rounds of singles in Peoria, Ill.
September 21, 2008 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso extended its unbeaten streak to seven straight matches and won for the third consecutive time on Sunday afternoon as the Crusaders got a goal with just 2:35 remaining to defeat South Dakota 2-1 at Eastgate Field.
September 21, 2008 | Men's Soccer
Junior forward Steve Shively (Indianapolis, Ind./North Central) found the back of the net for the eventual match-winning goal in the 40th minute, one of his two goals on the day, as Valparaiso never trailed in a 3-0 victory over Western Michigan Sunday at Eastgate Field.
September 20, 2008 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso saw action for the second straight day at the Country Inn & Suites Invitational hosted by Bradley on Saturday afternoon in Peoria, Ill., coming away with mixed results while playing lots of matches.
September 20, 2008 | Football
Marian (Ind.) scored 13 unanswered points in the second half on Saturday afternoon at Brown Field and rallied from a 10-point halftime deficit to defeat Valparaiso 13-10.
September 20, 2008 | Men's Tennis
The Valparaiso University men’s tennis team opened its fall schedule on Friday afternoon with a full slate of doubles contests for the first day of the Country Inn & Suites Invitational hosted by Bradley in Peoria, Ill.
September 20, 2008 | Women's Soccer
A pair of freshmen teamed for the lone goal of the match with just over 15 minutes remaining in regulation as Valparaiso continued the best start in program history with a 1-0 victory over Central Michigan on Friday afternoon at Eastgate Field.
September 19, 2008 | Volleyball
Valparaiso opened league play Friday evening at Butler, dropping a 3-0 (25-23, 25-21, 25-21) decision to the Bulldogs.
September 19, 2008 | Men's Cross Country
Led by Chris Honig (Glen Ellyn, Ill./Glenbard South [Indiana]) and Jim Turchyn (Batesville, Ind./Batesville), the Valparaiso men's cross country squad finished in 12th place Friday at the Indiana Intercollegiates in Bloomington, Ind.
September 19, 2008 | Women's Cross Country
The Valparaiso women's cross country team returned to action Friday at the Indiana Intercollegiates in Bloomington, Ind., placing eighth out of the 21 squads competing at the meet.
September 19, 2008 | Men's Soccer
A second-half onslaught by the Valparaiso men’s soccer team paid off in the 88th minute, as Paul Leitelt (Munster, Ind./Munster) found the back of the net to pull the Crusaders even at 1-1 and eventually earn the tie Friday night at Missouri State, which entered the match coming off a tie with #2 Akron last weekend.
September 18, 2008 | Baseball
The Valparaiso University baseball program and the Make-A-Wish Foundation are partnering to present the Valparaiso Baseball 100-Inning game to be held on September 27, 2008 at Emory G. Bauer Field starting at 8 a.m.
September 18, 2008 | Men's Tennis
A young Valparaiso University men’s tennis team is set to take the court the 2008 fall campaign.  Head coach Jim Daugherty returns four players from last year’s squad, but has just one junior and one senior to lead the way.  In his 24th season at the helm of the Brown and Gold, he will look for the fall results to help settle on a lineup this spring void of three regulars from a year ago.
September 17, 2008 | Men's Basketball
Shawn Huff, who closed out his Crusader career at the end of the 2007-08 season, has signed a three-year contract to play professional basketball with the Greek club Maroussi Athens BC.
September 17, 2008 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso will play its final two tune-up contests for Horizon League action this weekend as the Crusaders return to Eastgate Field to host Central Michigan and South Dakota.  The Crusaders look to continue the best start in program history, entering the weekend at 5-1-1.
September 16, 2008 | Football
Coming off a victory in its home opener last Saturday afternoon, Valparaiso will wrap up the non-conference portion of the 2008 schedule on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders entertain Marian (Ind.).  Following the game, the Brown and Gold will have a bye week before beginning Pioneer Football League play at San Diego.
September 16, 2008 | Volleyball
After finishing up a challenging pre-league slate with a 7-2 record, the Valparaiso volleyball team begins Horizon League play this week with a match at in-state rival Butler on Friday evening.
September 15, 2008 | Men's Soccer
Coming off of a split last weekend at the ProRehab Aces Soccer Classic, including its first win over a top-25 team in six years, Valparaiso closes out the pre-league slate, traveling to Missouri State Friday night before returning home to kick off a three-match homestand at Eastgate Field Sunday versus Western Michigan.
September 14, 2008 | Women's Soccer
Dana McGlone (Littleton, Colo./Heritage H.S.) scored on a free kick out with just 12 seconds remaining in regulation to give Valparaiso a 1-0 victory over IPFW on Sunday afternoon in a driving rain storm in Fort Wayne, Ind.
September 14, 2008 | Men's Soccer
Evansville scored in the 14th minute Sunday and never relinquished the lead, defeating Valparaiso 3-1 in the finale of the ProRehab Aces Soccer Classic in Evansville, Ind.  The Crusaders finished the tournament in second place and were represented on the All-Tournament Team by Paul Leitelt (Munster, Ind./Munster), Tyler Sellers (Hutchinson, Kan./Buhler) and Andrew Stewart (Buffalo Grove, Ill./Stevenson).
September 13, 2008 | Football
Valparaiso rolled up 449 yards of total offense, 229 on the ground and 220 through the air, on the way to a 34-10 victory over Concordia (Wis.) on Saturday afternoon on Brown Field.
September 13, 2008 | Volleyball
For the second time in the past two weeks, Valparaiso played right with a team receiving votes in the latest AVCA Top 25 poll, but this time, WKU pulled out the tight 3-1 (25-23, 22-25, 25-22, 25-22) victory Saturday afternoon at the Lady Topper Invitational in Bowling Green, Ky.
September 13, 2008 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso’s men’s soccer match Sunday afternoon at Evansville to close out the ProRehab Aces Soccer Classic has been moved up one hour to 12:30 p.m. CDT due to the threat of inclement weather.
September 13, 2008 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso and Northern Illinois played 110 minutes on a rainy afternoon in DeKalb, Ill. but neither team was able to find the back of the net as the two schools finished with a 0-0 draw.
September 12, 2008 | Volleyball

Valparaiso took down a pair of teams Friday at the Lady Topper Invitational in Bowling Green, Ky., coming from behind to defeat Tennessee Tech 3-2 (25-10, 23-25, 22-25, 25-17, 15-10) in the morning before downing Furman 3-1 (25-13, 27-29, 25-18, 26-24) in the evening.  With the wins, the Crusaders improved to 7-1 on the year, matching the second-best eight-match start to a season in program history.

September 12, 2008 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso earned its first win over a top-25 foe in six seasons on Friday afternoon, downing Soccer Times #25 and 2007 Elite Eight participant Bradley 1-0 on a hot, muggy evening in the opener of the ProRehab Aces Soccer Classic in Evansville, Ind.
September 11, 2008 | Women's Tennis
The Valparaiso University women's tennis team will not be competing this weekend as the scheduled Hinds-Kellogg Classic hosted by Western Illinois slated to be played in Macomb, Ill. has been cancelled due to inclement weather.
September 10, 2008 | Volleyball
Valparaiso senior libero Brittany Malicoat (Elkhart, Ind./Memorial) is featured today in a column by ESPN.com volleyball columnist Dave Reed.  The story, which is currently the lead item on ESPN.com’s ESPNU page, focuses on Malicoat and her husband, Bobby, who is currently stationed in Iraq with the U.S. Marine Corps.
September 10, 2008 | Men's Soccer

The Valparaiso men's soccer team has a challenging slate ahead of it this weekend, as the Crusaders head down to Evansville, Ind. to take part in the ProRehab Aces Soccer Classic.  Both Bradley (2-1-1) and Evansville (4-0-0) enter the program regionally ranked and receiving votes in the NSCAA National Top 25 poll.

September 09, 2008 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso looks to continue the best start in school history with a pair of road matches this weekend as the Crusaders head to DeKalb, Ill. to face Northern Illinois on Friday and Fort Wayne, Ind. to battle IPFW on Sunday.  Valpo’s 4-1 start is the best through five matches in program history.
September 09, 2008 | Volleyball
Junior outside hitter Angie Porché has been recognized by the Collegiate Volleyball Update (CVU.com) as one of its Top Performers for the second consecutive week after her All-Tournament performance at Indiana’s adidas Classic last weekend.
September 09, 2008 | Football
Valpo is set for the 88th home opener in the program’s history at Brown Field on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders entertain Concordia (Wis.).  The game also marks the inaugural game on the new Brown Field ProGrass playing surface, which was installed over the summer.  Both schools are looking for their first victory of the 2008 season with Valpo trying to rebound from a loss at Saint Francis (Ill.) one week ago Thursday.
September 09, 2008 | Volleyball
Off to a 5-1 start, Valparaiso closes out the pre-league slate this weekend with a third straight challenging tournament, as they head to Bowling Green, Ky. to take part in the Lady Topper Invitational.  Valpo will take on Tennessee Tech and Furman in addition to host WKU, which enters the tournament undefeated at 6-0.
September 08, 2008 | Volleyball
For the second straight week to open the season, Valparaiso junior outside hitter Angie Porché (Lynwood, Ill./Thornton Fractional South) has been honored by the Horizon League as its Offensive Player of the Week.
September 07, 2008 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso earned its third straight victory on Sunday afternoon and with it is off to the best start in program history after defeating Indiana State 2-1 in Terre Haute, Ind.
September 07, 2008 | Men's Soccer
Tyler Sellers (Hutchinson, Kan./Buhler) registered his first career goal in the 22nd minute Sunday afternoon at Eastgate Field, but Western Illinois tied up the match just 16 seconds before halftime and went on to earn a 2-1 win over Valparaiso.
September 07, 2008 | Women's Tennis
Kim Sajevic (Woodbury, Minn./Woodbury H.S.) won her first match of the fall season for Valparaiso at number one singles but it was not enough as the Crusaders dropped a 6-1 decision to Oakland on Sunday morning in Rochester, Mich.
September 07, 2008 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso opened the fall portion of the 2008-2009 women’s tennis season on Saturday afternoon, dropping a tight 5-4 decision to Wayne State in Detroit, Mich.
September 06, 2008 | Volleyball
Valparaiso closed out action at the adidas Classic Saturday afternoon in Bloomington, Ind. by taking down its second major-conference foe in as many days, defeating ACC opponent Wake Forest 3-1 (25-20, 26-28, 25-20, 25-20), led by 28 kills from Angie Porché (Lynwood, Ill./Thornton Fractional South), the second-most in a four-set match all-time at Valpo.  The Crusaders finished the tournament with a 2-1 record, taking second place behind the host Hoosiers.
September 06, 2008 | Women's Soccer
Kendall Brown (Lake Zurich, Ill./Carmel Catholic H.S.) found the back of the net 2:50 into the second overtime on Friday afternoon as Valparaiso posted a 1-0 victory over IUPUI at Brown Field.
September 05, 2008 | Men's Cross Country
Paced by a third-place finish from Chris Honig (Glen Ellyn, Ill./Glenbard South [Indiana]), the Valparaiso men's cross country squad finished third Friday afternoon as it hosted the 20th annual Crusader Invitational at Sunset Hills Farm.
September 05, 2008 | Women's Cross Country
The Valparaiso women's cross country squad opened the 2008 campaign at its home course of Sunset Hills Farm on Friday afternoon, placing fourth in the 20th annual Crusader Invitational.
September 05, 2008 | Women's Soccer
Friday's soccer match between Valparaiso and IUPUI has been moved to Brown Field on the Valparaiso University campus due to wet conditions at Eastgate Field.  Kickoff is still set for 4 p.m.
September 05, 2008 | Football
Turnovers on three of the first four possessions of the second half on a muddy field turned field position favorably toward Saint Francis (Ill.) on Thursday evening and the Fighting Saints took advantage, recording a 21-0 victory over Valparaiso in Joliet, Ill. in the season opener for both schools.
September 05, 2008 | Volleyball
Valparaiso won each of the first two sets Friday evening against preseason Big East favorite Louisville, which entered the weekend receiving votes in the AVCA Coaches Top 25 poll, and ended up defeating the Cardinals, three sets to two, at Indiana’s adidas Classic in Bloomington, Ind.  The win is the second for the Crusader squad over Big East foes in the past week, after Valpo downed Notre Dame on its home court on Sunday.  Valpo dropped its opening match of the tournament to the host Hoosiers earlier Friday afternoon.
September 05, 2008 | Men's Soccer
Oscar Lomeli’s (Jalisco, Mexico/ [Bethel (Ind.)] early goal helped give Valparaiso a 1-0 lead at the half Friday in Indianapolis, Ind., but IUPUI scored three times in the second half to take a 3-1 decision over the Crusaders.
September 04, 2008 | Women's Tennis
As Valparaiso University’s women’s tennis team takes to the court for the 2008 fall season, head coach Jay Adams returns the nucleus of his team from one year ago.  Eight returnees are set to join a pair of freshman for the second year head coach as the Brown and Gold set to embark on a fall campaign that features three dual matches as well as a pair of tournaments.
September 04, 2008 | Men's Cross Country
If there is no substitute for experience in collegiate athletics, then the Valparaiso men's cross country team is in great shape heading into the 2008 season.
September 04, 2008 | Men's Soccer
2-0 for just the fourth time in program history, Valparaiso will look to extend its season-opening winning streak this weekend, as the Crusaders travel to IUPUI on Friday before returning to Eastgate Field to take on Western Illinois on Sunday.  Valpo will host Crusader Student Appreciation Day at Eastgate on Sunday, with all Valparaiso University students invited out to enjoy free food, t-shirts and fun while watching the Crusaders take on the Leathernecks.
September 03, 2008 | Women's Cross Country
The Valparaiso women's cross country team made an immediate impact on the Horizon League in its first season running in the new league, as Laura Rolf captured the individual championship and the Crusaders ran to a fourth-place team finish at the league championships.
September 03, 2008 | Softball
The Crusader softball team will be hosting games at the Valparaiso University Softball Field each of the next five weekends as its 2008 fall schedule gets under way.
September 03, 2008 | Volleyball
After starting 3-0 for just the fourth time in program history en route to winning the Shamrock Invitational in Notre  Dame, Ind., the Crusaders face another tough task this weekend, as they travel to Bloomington, Ind. to take part in the adidas Classic, where they will face Louisville and Wake Forest in addition to the host Hoosiers.
September 02, 2008 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso returns to action for a pair of matches against instate foes this week.  The Crusaders will be at home at Eastgate Field on Friday afternoon to battle IUPUI before traveling to Terre Haute, Ind. on Sunday to face Indiana State.
September 02, 2008 | Football
The 88th season of Valparaiso University football kicks off with a rare Thursday night contest as the Crusaders travel to Joliet, Ill. to battle Saint Francis (Ill.).  The Crusaders are coming off of a 5-6 season and return 49 letterwinners from last year’s squad.
September 02, 2008 | Men's Track & Field, Women's Track & Field
Valparaiso track and field head coach Ryan Moore announced that Peter McNaughton has joined the Crusader coaching staff as an assistant coach, responsible primarily for coaching the sprinters and hurdlers.
September 01, 2008 | Volleyball

Valparaiso junior outside hitter Angie Porché (Lynwood, Ill./Thornton Fractional South) has been named the Horizon League Offensive Player of the Week following her MVP performance at Notre Dame's Shamrock Invitational last weekend.

September 01, 2008 | Men's Basketball
A game Dec. 20 at the United Center in Chicago, Ill. against likely preseason #1 North Carolina highlights the Valparaiso men’s basketball schedule for the 2008-2009 campaign, as released today by Crusader head coach Homer Drew.
September 01, 2008 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso earned its second shutout victory of the season in its first three matches of the year on Sunday afternoon as the Crusaders blanked Air Force 1-0 at USAF, Colo. to complete a two-match Colorado road trip.
August 31, 2008 | Volleyball
Valparaiso capped off one of the most impressive weekends in program history Sunday afternoon by rallying from a first-set loss to Notre Dame to defeat the Fighting Irish, 3-1 (22-25, 25-17, 30-28, 25-23).  The win, Valpo’s second in the last five years over the Irish in the Joyce Center, finished off an undefeated run through the Shamrock Invitational for the tournament title.
August 31, 2008 | Men's Soccer
Jon Obial (Cincinnati, Ohio/Turpin) found the back of the net for the first time in his career early in the second half, and Kyle Zobeck (Coralville, Iowa/Iowa City West) made five saves to earn his first career shutout as Valparaiso went into Chicago on Sunday and defeated DePaul, 1-0.
August 30, 2008 | Volleyball
Valparaiso’s resilience was showcased Saturday at the Shamrock Invitational in Notre Dame, Ind., as the Crusaders, already trailing by one set, faced two IPFW set points in the second frame.  But the Crusaders fought off the Mastodons, won the second set, and rode the momentum all the way to a 3-1 (20-25, 27-25, 25-19, 25-20) victory, Valpo’s first win over IPFW since 2004.
August 30, 2008 | Women's Soccer
Colorado College scored less than 15 minutes into the match and the one goal proved to be the difference on Friday evening, as the Tigers defeated Valparaiso 1-0 in Colorado Springs, Colo.
August 29, 2008 | Men's Soccer
Senior captains Oscar Lomeli (Jalisco, Mexico/ (Bethel [Ind.]) and Paul Leitelt (Munster, Ind./Munster) led by example Friday afternoon at Eastgate Field, as both netted second-half goals to lead Valparaiso to a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over Eastern Illinois in the season opener.
August 29, 2008 | Volleyball
Valparaiso opened the season with a victory for the fourth consecutive year, coming back from an eight-point deficit in the first set on its way to earning a 3-0 (25-23, 25-14, 25-11) sweep of Nevada Friday afternoon at the Shamrock Invitational in Notre Dame, Ind.
August 28, 2008 | Volleyball
The 2008 volleyball season kicks off for Valparaiso this weekend with a challenging test, as the Crusaders compete in the Shamrock Invitational at Notre Dame, Ind., where they will take on Nevada and IPFW in addition to the host Fighting Irish.
August 28, 2008 | Football
When head coach Stacy Adams took over the Valparaiso University football program prior to the 2005 season, he began rebuilding a program that has won nine conference titles in the 87 seasons of collegiate competition.
August 27, 2008 | Men's Soccer
The Crusader men's soccer team opens up the 2008 season at Eastgate Field on Friday, hosting Eastern Illinois at 4 p.m. on Poster Giveaway Day.
August 27, 2008 | Volleyball
Entering the 2008 campaign, there is no more transition for the Valparaiso volleyball program.  They have experienced each of the trips in league play.  They have played in each of the league’s venues.  They have now adjusted to the rigors of the Horizon League schedule, knowing that they have to be at their best in every single match.  For this Crusader squad, the goal is simple: use the knowledge gained from last year’s transition to challenge for a league championship and NCAA Tournament berth in 2008.
August 27, 2008 | Cheerleading
Valparaiso University will hold cheer and dance tryouts for the 2008-2009 school season on Wednesday, September 3 and Friday, September 5 from 4-6:30 p.m. in Gym 2 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
August 27, 2008 | Crusaderettes
Valparaiso University will hold cheer and dance tryouts for the 2008-2009 school season on Wednesday, September 3 and Friday, September 5 from 4-6:30 p.m. in Gym 2 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
August 26, 2008 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso University women’s basketball program will host its 14th annual Fall Coaches’ Clinic on October 10-11 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.  The event will feature five collegiate head coaches as well as a high school coach.
August 26, 2008 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso takes to the road for the first time during the 2008 season as the Crusaders head west to Colorado for a pair of matches.  On Friday, the Brown and Gold will face Colorado College before visiting the United States Air Force Academy on Sunday afternoon.
August 26, 2008 | Men's Soccer
Last season marked the beginning of a new era for the Valparaiso University men’s soccer program.  A new coach in Mike Avery, a new league in the Horizon League and even new uniforms awaited the Crusaders.  This year, Valpo has a year under its belts, both under the new coaching staff and in the new league, and will look to use experience gained last year to make an impact this season.
August 25, 2008 | Volleyball
Entering the 2008 season, Valparaiso volleyball head coach Carin Avery owns 202 career victories on the sidelines, making her one of Division I’s most successful young coaches.
August 23, 2008 | Women's Soccer
Jackie Kondratko’s (Granger, Ind./Penn H.S.) goal with 19:12 remaining in the match proved to be the difference for Valparaiso on Friday evening as the Crusaders defeated Ball State 1-0 at Eastgate Field in the season opener for both teams.

August 22, 2008 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University head basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced that Christy Smith has joined the Crusader staff as an assistant coach for the upcoming 2008-2009 season.
August 21, 2008 | Baseball
Valparaiso University's baseball team has had a great deal of success throughout the summer playing in various leagues around the country.
August 20, 2008 | Baseball
Valparaiso University head coach Tracy Woodson has announced the baseball programs will hold walk-on tryouts at Emory G. Bauer Field on September 2 at 3 p.m.
August 20, 2008 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso went on the road Wednesday to close out its exhibition season, tying Saint Francis (Pa.) 1-1 in Loretto, Pa.
August 19, 2008 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso volleyball squad has been predicted to finish second in the Horizon League in 2008, as chosen by the league’s nine head coaches.  The Crusaders tallied 56 points and received one first-place vote.
August 18, 2008 | Women's Soccer
For the second straight season the Valparaiso University women’s soccer team will experience a major change to the program prior to the start of the season.  In 2007, that change was moving to the Horizon League.  Now, as the 2008 season is set to kickoff, the Crusaders have seen a change at the helm of the program.
August 18, 2008 | Men's Soccer
The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team has been picked to finish sixth in the Horizon League by the league’s head coaches, as announced by the League office today.
August 17, 2008 | Women's Soccer
Three goals in a span of less than three minutes late in the match pushed Valparaiso past Saint Joseph’s (Ind.) 4-2 on Saturday evening in exhibition soccer action at Eastgate Field.
August 16, 2008 | Men's Soccer
Playing with just three days of preseason training under its belt, the Valparaiso men’s soccer team opened exhibition play Saturday at Eastgate Field with a solid 1-0 victory over Indianapolis on a goal in the 98th minute by Steve Shively (Indianapolis, Ind./North Central).
August 12, 2008 | Men's Basketball
Former Valparaiso men’s basketball player Joaquim Gomes, who sported the Crusader uniform from 2000 through 2004, is currently playing for his home country of Angola in the 2008 Olympic Games being contested in Beijing, China.
August 12, 2008 | Athletics
WVUR (95.1 FM-Valparaiso) has announced that the student-run radio station will broadcast more than 50 live football, soccer, and volleyball games this fall, including several road contests this upcoming season.
August 12, 2008 | Baseball
The Valparaiso University baseball program will hold a Fall Elite Camp at Emory G. Bauer Field for high school age players on September 28.
August 11, 2008 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso University has been predicted to finish in a tie for fifth place in the league’s 2008 preseason women’s soccer poll according to the voting done by the other conference head coaches.
August 07, 2008 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University head basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced that Meredith Baugher has submitted her resignation from the Crusader coaching staff.
August 07, 2008 | Softball
Three members of Valparaiso softball's incoming freshmen class have tasted success at ASA national tournaments this summer, highlighted by a national championship won by Alex LaGesse of the Lemont Rockers DD.
August 06, 2008 | Football
Valparaiso University has been projected to finish in a tie for seventh place with Butler in the Pioneer Football League for the 2008 season according to the preseason balloting done by the league’s head coaches.
August 04, 2008 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso guard Samuel Haanpää (Kerava, Finland/Cornerstone [Texas] Christian) has reached a three-year agreement with Orlandina Basket, a Serie A Italian team, and will forego his final two years of collegiate eligibility.
July 31, 2008 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso University's Kim Sajevic (Woodbury, Minn./Woodbury H.S) has been named to the Horizon League's Academic All-Conference Team in women's tennis.
July 30, 2008 | Men's Track & Field, Women's Track & Field
The Valparaiso track and field teams had four athletes honored as part of the Horizon League's Outdoor Track and Field Academic All-League squads for the 2008 campaign.
July 30, 2008 | Volleyball
For the fifth consecutive season, the Valparaiso University volleyball team received the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award for the 2007-08 school year.
July 28, 2008 | Baseball
Valparaiso University head coach Tracy Woodson announced that Eric Osborn has joined the Crusader baseball staff as an assistant coach.
July 28, 2008 | Softball
Karen Korb (Indianapolis, Ind./Lutheran North), Tracy Korth (Elgin, Ill./Larkin [Elgin C.C.]) and Andrea Zappia (Indianapolis, Ind./Franklin Central) have all been named to the 12-person Academic All-Horizon League softball team.
July 25, 2008 | Baseball
Valparaiso University's Brett Bivens (Battle Creek, Mich./Lakeview H.S.), John Giusti (Coventry, R.I.), and Zach Rodeghero (New Lenox, Ill./Providence Catholic H.S.) have been named to the Horizon League's Academic All-Conference Team in baseball.
July 24, 2008 | Athletics
Valparaiso had 82 student-athletes honored as the Horizon League announced its 2008 Spring Academic Honor Roll, second most among conference schools.  The league’s 10 institutions combined for 632 honorees.
July 15, 2008 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University’s women’s basketball program, known for their success both on the court and in the classroom, finished the 2007-2008 school year ranked 24th in the nation in NCAA Division I for team grade point average.  This is the 10th 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 12th in the country for Division I in team grade point average one year ago in 2005-2006.
July 10, 2008 | Men's Cross Country, Women's Cross Country
The Valparaiso men's and women's cross country teams will compete four times, including once over their home course at Sunset Hills Farm Park, before heading to the Horizon League Championships as head coach Mike Straubel released the teams' schedules today.
July 09, 2008 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Five home meets highlight Valparaiso University’s 2008-2009 swimming and diving schedule which sees the Crusaders compete 11 times prior to the Horizon League Championships.
July 09, 2008 | Athletics
Valparaiso University’s Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance and Student Services/Senior Woman Administrator Jennifer Samble has been appointed to the NCAA’s administration cabinet and will begin a four-year term that runs through 2012.
June 04, 2008 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso will play host to both Purdue and Notre Dame within the same week in December at the Athletics-Recreation Center as part of a 13-game home schedule for the 2008-2009 season Crusader head coach Keith Freeman has announced.
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
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 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
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W 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 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
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