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2008-09 Women's Soccer News
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May 08, 2009
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.
March 25, 2009
The Valparaiso University women's soccer team is holding a camp this summer at the Eastgate Soccer Fields for all age groups.
February 04, 2009
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.
January 21, 2009
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.
December 14, 2008
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 11, 2008
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.
October 30, 2008
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 21, 2008
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 19, 2008
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 17, 2008
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 15, 2008
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 12, 2008
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 10, 2008
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 08, 2008
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 03, 2008
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 02, 2008
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 01, 2008
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.
September 30, 2008
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 26, 2008
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 23, 2008
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 21, 2008
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 20, 2008
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 17, 2008
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 14, 2008
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 13, 2008
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 09, 2008
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 07, 2008
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 06, 2008
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
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 02, 2008
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 01, 2008
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 30, 2008
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 26, 2008
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 23, 2008
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 18, 2008
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 17, 2008
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 11, 2008
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.
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 18 Valpo 11
W Tennis Youngstown State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19 Milwaukee 5
Softball Oakland 4 8 inn.
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Tennis Cleveland State 5 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20 12th/15 (314)
Baseball Kalamazoo 3 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21 Valpo 10
Baseball Ohio Northern 2 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22 Valpo 1
Softball Valpo 3 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 1
Softball Valpo 5 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 4
Softball Valpo 2 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24 #21/21 Notre Dame 7
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. UIC
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26, 3:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
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
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27 Horizon League Tournament
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Chicago State Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Indiana (resumption of suspended game)
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 2, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 3, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 1:00 p.m. Green Bay
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 3:00 p.m. Green Bay
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Green Bay
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Valpo