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Two Crusaders Earn Soccer All-Academic Team Honors
Jackie Thomas
Jackie Thomas
Jackie Kondratko
Jackie Kondratko

Sunday, 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.

Kondratko shared the team lead with three goals this season and finished the year with seven total points.  Two of the junior forward’s three goals resulted in match-winners.  Kondratko is a mechanical engineering major and carries a 3.92 cumulative grade point average.  She earned First Team Academic All-District V honors as well. 

Thomas, a senior defender, was a First Team All-Horizon League selection after sharing the team lead with Kondratko with three goals.  A Second Team Academic All-District V selection, she anchored a Valpo back line that posted 10 shutouts and surrendered a school record-low 14 goals on the season.  She carries a 3.87 cumulative grade point average as a public relations and sports management major.

The Horizon League’s All-Academic Team consists of 14 players that were voted upon by the conference’s faculty athletics representatives and sports information directors.

M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler