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Head coach Stephen Anthony and the Crusaders will begin their inaugural campaign this coming weekend. (Aran Kessler)
Head coach Stephen Anthony and the Crusaders will begin their inaugural campaign this coming weekend. (Aran Kessler)

Monday, October 19, 2009

Entering its inaugural season of competition, the Valparaiso women’s bowling team is ranked 20th in the nation in the National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA) 2009-2010 preseason poll, as released on Saturday.

“I truly appreciate the respect the other NCAA coaches have shown our program in selecting us to the top-20 for the pre-season poll,” said Crusader head coach Stephen Anthony.  “It is quite an honor to be mentioned with the top programs in the country. I view this as an opportunity and responsibility to represent Valparaiso University at a level that others in the bowling community expect of us. I am looking forward to our first tournament and the opportunity our team has to represent Valpo; an opportunity to start working towards our goals and reach our potential.”

The Crusaders totaled 30 points from among the 19 ballots to claim 20th place in the opening poll.  Valpo will open the 2009-2010 season this weekend, traveling to Missouri to take part in the Greater Ozark Open, hosted by 2009 national runners-up University of Central Missouri.

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