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June 30, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso head coach Bryce Drew announced today that Will Bogan, a 6'1" guard from Boise, Idaho, has enrolled in Valpo's MBA program and has joined the Crusader basketball program. Bogan spent three years at Ole Miss, graduating with a bachelor's degree in managerial finance, and used two seasons of eligibility with the Rebels.
June 30, 2011 | Men's Track & Field
The Valparaiso men's track and field squad tied for league-high honors by placing five athletes on the Horizon League Men's Outdoor Track and Field Academic All-League Team.
June 30, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew announced today that the Crusaders have hired former University of Illinois standout Roger Powell Jr. as an assistant coach. Powell has spent the last six years playing professional basketball, including a stint with the Utah Jazz of the NBA.
June 30, 2011 | Baseball
After helping the Crusaders reach their first Horizon League Championship Game this spring, 12 returning Valparaiso University baseball players as well as five newcomers are honing their skills in collegiate wood bat leagues across the nation this summer.
June 30, 2011 | Football
The Valparaiso University football Alumni and Friends Golf Outing scheduled for July 25 at the Course at Aberdeen has been cancelled due to limited interest this year.
June 30, 2011 | Men's Golf
Josh Kalita (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton H.S.), a sophomore Valparaiso University golfer, has been voted to the Academic All-Horizon League Team. He is one of seven total men's golfers in the conference to receive the honor.
June 30, 2011 | Women's Bowling
Valparaiso junior Natalie Cortese (Hoffman Estates, Ill./Hoffman Estates [Central Missouri]) has been named to the National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA) All-Academic Third Team for her work on the lanes and in the classroom during the 2010-2011 school year. In addition, five other Crusaders were named All-Academic honorees by the NTCA.
June 29, 2011 | Baseball
Valparaiso University's baseball team had three players voted to the 12-member Academic All-Horizon League Team for the 2011 season. Andrew Bain (Indianapolis, Ind./Park Tudor H.S.), Jon Gulbransen (Appleton, Wis./Fox Valley Lutheran H.S.), and Will Hagel (Arlington Heights, Ill./Prospect H.S.) each earned the honor for their efforts both on the field and in the classroom.
June 28, 2011 | Women's Golf
Valparaiso University's Brianna Davy (Schererville, Ind./Lake Central H.S.) will compete this weekend in the Futures Tour South Shore Championship held at White Hawk Country Club in Crown Point, Ind.
June 28, 2011 | Athletics
Valparaiso had 85 student-athletes honored as the Horizon League has announced its 2011 Spring Academic Honor Roll. The league's 10 institutions combined for 731 total honorees across all 19 league-sponsored sports.
June 27, 2011 | Men's Track & Field, Women's Track & Field
Valparaiso track and field head coach Ryan Moore and the Crusaders will be hosting a Hammer Skills and Drills one-day clinic on Friday, August 19 for youths in grades 7-12.
June 22, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University's women's basketball team will be heading to China for 10 days in August as NCAA Division I programs are permitted to take one foreign trip every four years.
June 21, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University head women's basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced the hiring of Kelly Komara as an assistant coach for the Crusader program heading into the 2011-2012 season.
June 21, 2011 | Baseball
Valparaiso University's Jon Gulbransen has signed a minor league contract with the Great Falls Voyagers and becomes the fourth former Crusader to be actively playing professional baseball.
June 16, 2011 | Men's Golf, Women's Golf
Valparaiso University director of athletics Mark LaBarbera has announced that David Gring has been named the school's new head men's golf coach while Mat Blair has accepted the head women's golf position at the university.
June 16, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University head basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced Christy Smith has resigned her position as a Crusader assistant coach to take a similar position at Purdue University.
June 15, 2011 | Football
Pioneer Football League Commissioner Patty Viverito announced that Mercer University and Stetson University have accepted the league's invitations for membership. Both institutions will begin play with the 2013 season, bringing the league's membership to 12 teams at that time.
June 14, 2011 | Volleyball
Head coach Carin Avery announced today that Kim Bukowski, who ranks third in Crusader volleyball history in assists, is returning to Valparaiso University and the Crusader volleyball program as a graduate assistant coach for the 2011 season.
June 07, 2011 | Baseball
Kyle Gaedele (Arlington Heights, Ill./Rolling Meadows H.S.) became Valparaiso University's highest selection ever in Major League Baseball's Draft after he was picked in the sixth round, number 203 overall by the San Diego Padres on Tuesday.
June 06, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Former Crusader Katie Boone helped out in Haiti earlier this year as a physician assistant to help with the relief efforts.
June 06, 2011 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso will play nine regular season home matches and host an in-season tournament for the first time in program history as head coach John Marovich released the Crusaders' 2011 women's soccer schedule.
June 02, 2011 | Men's Track & Field
Valparaiso seniors Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) and Steve Schubert (Naperville, Ill./Benet Academy) both earned spots on the Capital One Academic All-District V First Team for men's track and field/cross country, as announced by CoSIDA Thursday morning. With the honors, both Mickens and Schubert are eligible for consideration for Academic All-American accolades.
May 31, 2011 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso men's soccer head coach Mike Avery announced today his side's schedule for the 2011 campaign, which includes two home matches against teams which finished in the top-20 in the nation in 2010. The Crusaders enter 2011 looking to continue their winning tradition, having finished with a winning record in each of the last two years for the first time in program history.
May 29, 2011 | Baseball
Valparaiso fell one run short on Sunday afternoon in the Horizon League championship game, dropping a 4-3 decision to Wright State at Nischwitz Stadium in Dayton, Ohio.
May 28, 2011 | Baseball
For the first time in school history Valparaiso has advanced to the championship game of the Horizon League Baseball Tournament with an 8-6 victory over Youngstown State on Saturday night at Nischwitz Stadium in Dayton, Ohio.
May 28, 2011 | Baseball
Valparaiso's winning streak at the Horizon League Tournament came to an end on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders fell 4-3 to Wright State at Nischwitz Stadium in Dayton, Ohio in the winner's bracket final of the double elimination tournament.
May 27, 2011 | Baseball
Valparaiso advanced to the finals of the Horizon League Tournament's winner's bracket on Friday afternoon with a thrilling come-from-behind 11-9 victory over UIC at Nischwitz Stadium in Dayton, Ohio.
May 27, 2011 | Softball
Valparaiso softball head coach Jordan Stevens and the Crusader softball team will be hosting a youth summer camp on campus at the Valparaiso University Softball Field for youths in grades 3-8 on July 11-13.
May 27, 2011 | Baseball
Due to wet playing conditions at Nischwitz Stadium in Dayton, Ohio, the start time of Valparaiso's Friday Horizon League Tournament game against UIC has been pushed back. The game is now slated to begin approximately 2 p.m. CDT or 30-45 minutes after the Milwaukee-Butler game which begins at 11 a.m. CDT.
May 26, 2011 | Men's Track & Field
Valparaiso senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) brought the Crusaders' 2011 outdoor season to an end Thursday, as well as his decorated career in a Crusader uniform, as he placed 27th in the long jump at the NCAA East Preliminary Round in Bloomington, Ind.
May 26, 2011 | Baseball
Due to unplayable field conditions at Nischwitz Stadium in Dayton, Ohio following lengthy periods of rain, the entire slate of games scheduled for Thursday at the 2011 Horizon League Baseball Championship has been postponed until Friday. Valparaiso is now scheduled to take on UIC on Friday afternoon at 12:30 p.m. CDT.
May 25, 2011 | Baseball
Damon McCormick (Louisville, Ky./Saint Xavier H.S.) tossed a complete game shutout and Steven Scoby (Delton, Mich./Delton Kellogg H.S.) had four RBIs to pace Valparaiso's 19-hit attack on Wednesday afternoon as the Crusaders blanked Butler 9-0 at Nischwitz Stadium in Dayton, Ohio to open up play in the 2011 Horizon League Tournament.
May 24, 2011 | Volleyball
Valparaiso volleyball head coach Carin Avery announced today the Crusaders' schedule for the upcoming 2011 campaign, a slate which includes 10 matches against teams which won 20 or more contests a season ago, as well as Valpo's first in-season tournament at the ARC in four years. Valparaiso enters the 2011 season having won 20 or more matches each of the last nine years.
May 24, 2011 | Baseball
Valparaiso University had six players earn recognition by the Horizon League for their efforts on the baseball diamond in 2011 as the conference announced its year end awards on Tuesday.
May 24, 2011 | Athletics
The 14th annual Frankenmuth Valpo Weekend will take place July 15-16 as alumni and friends have a chance to reconnect with one another as well as meet Crusader coaches during the event in Frankenmuth, Mich.
May 23, 2011 | Baseball
Postseason baseball begins on Wednesday for Valparaiso as the Brown and Gold begins play at the Horizon League Tournament. The fourth-seeded Crusaders will battle fifth-seeded Butler to kick off the double elimination tournament beginning at 10 a.m. from Nischwitz Stadium in Dayton, Ohio.
May 23, 2011 | Football
Valparaiso University head football coach Dale Carlson has announced the 51 members of his 2011 recruiting class which will begin playing for the Crusaders this fall.
May 23, 2011 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso men's soccer head coach Mike Avery has announced one more player who has signed an NLI to join the Crusaders for the 2011 season. In Eric Nieto, the eleventh player to commit to Valparaiso University, Avery has added another integral piece into the stellar class of incoming freshmen. The Crusaders will begin the 2011 campaign in August and will strive to continue the winning tradition which has led them to two record-setting back-to-back winning seasons.
May 23, 2011 | Baseball
Valparaiso University's Jon Gulbransen (Appleton, Wis./Fox Valley Lutheran H.S.) has been named the Horizon League's Pitcher of the Week as the conference wrapped up its regular season last week.
May 21, 2011 | Men's Track & Field
Valparaiso senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) completed his final tuneup for the NCAA East Preliminary Round on Friday evening, posting his second-best effort of the season in the long jump at the Gregory Invitational in Naperville, Ill., hosted by North Central College.
May 20, 2011 | Baseball
Valparaiso closed out the 2011 regular season on Saturday afternoon, splitting a doubleheader against the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee at Henry Aaron Field in Milwaukee, Wis. The host Panthers won the opener 6-5 in 10 innings before Valpo scored in eight of the nine innings in the night cap to post a 14-2 victory.
May 20, 2011 | 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.
May 20, 2011 | Baseball
Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso wraps up the 2011 regular season with a Friday afternoon twinbill at Milwaukee. First pitch of game one is set for 1 p.m. with the chat beginning at approximately 12:45 p.m.
May 19, 2011 | Baseball
Valparaiso came from behind twice to tie the game, including once in the ninth inning on Thursday afternoon, but Milwaukee plated the game-winning run in the bottom of the 10th to defeat the Crusaders 4-3 at Henry Aaron Field in Milwaukee, Wis.
May 19, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Since the dual announcements on the Valparaiso University campus Tuesday morning of the hiring of Bryce Drew to fill the position of men's basketball head coach following the retirement of Dr. Homer Drew, the move has resulted in a multitude of media coverage nationally, regionally and locally.
May 19, 2011 | Men's Track & Field
Senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) learned Wednesday that he will represent Valparaiso in the long jump at the NCAA East Preliminary Round in Bloomington, Ind. on Thursday, May 26 as the NCAA released the entrants for the two preliminary round sites today.
May 19, 2011 | Softball
Valparaiso junior outfielder Sara Strickland (Scottsdale, Ariz./Horizon) received Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division I Second Team All-Midwest Region honors for the second straight season in recognition of her stellar 2011 campaign for the Crusaders.
May 19, 2011 | Baseball
Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso begins its final series of the 2011 season with a Thursday afternoon affair at Milwaukee. First pitch of the series is set for 3 p.m. with the chat beginning at approximately 2:45 p.m.
May 18, 2011 | Athletics
Four athletic teams from Valparaiso University have received the NCAA Public Recognition Award for outstanding academic performance.
May 18, 2011 | Baseball
The 2011 baseball regular season comes to a close on Thursday and Friday as Valparaiso heads to Wisconsin for a three-game series at Milwaukee. The Crusaders enter the weekend in third place, one-half game out of second, as the Horizon League race is bunched from first to fourth place.
May 17, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso University director of athletics Mark LaBarbera announced at a press conference on the Valparaiso campus Tuesday morning that Bryce Drew has been hired as the 21st head coach in the history of the Crusader men's basketball program.
May 17, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso University president Mark Heckler announced Tuesday morning at a press conference on the Valparaiso campus that Dr. Homer Drew has made the decision to step down, effective immediately, from his position as head men's basketball coach at Valparaiso. Drew closes his 22-year tenure with the Crusaders with 371 career victories and led Valparaiso to nine postseason appearances over his final 16 seasons.
May 17, 2011 | Volleyball
Valparaiso volleyball head coach Carin Avery and the Crusader volleyball team will host its annual summer camp from July 6-9, 2011 at the Athletics-Recreation Center on the Valpo campus. The camp is open to both girls and boys, grades 5-12.
May 16, 2011 | Women's Soccer
The Valparaiso University women's soccer team is holding a camp June 20-22 at the Eastgate Soccer Fields for all age groups.
May 15, 2011 | Softball
Valparaiso senior third baseman Sadie Conner (Washington, Ill./Washington) was named the Defensive Player of the Championship as the 2011 Horizon League Softball Championship came to an end Sunday afternoon. Conner also earned a spot on the All-Tournament Team, joined by junior outfielder Sara Strickland (Scottsdale, Ariz./Horizon).
May 15, 2011 | Baseball
Due to steady rains in the Chicago area, Sunday's scheduled Horizon League doubleheader at Les Miller Field between Valparaiso and UIC has been canceled. The games will not be rescheduled.
May 14, 2011 | Men's Track & Field
Senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) took top honors in the long jump Saturday, while freshman Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) also competed in the 100m dash as the duo represented Valparaiso at the Chicago Penultimate meet in Chicago, Ill.
May 14, 2011 | Baseball
On a cold and rainy afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field, Milwaukee spoiled Valparaiso's Senior Day with a doubleheader sweep of the Crusaders, winning both games by the same 7-3 scores.
May 13, 2011 | Softball
Valparaiso put the potential tying and go-ahead runs on base in the seventh inning of an elimination game in the 2011 Horizon League Softball Championship Friday evening against Butler in Chicago, Ill., but in the end, the Crusaders came up one run short, falling to the Bulldogs, 5-4 to conclude the 2011 season.
May 13, 2011 | Softball
Junior Alex Lagesse (Beecher, Ill./Beecher) retired 15 of the last 16 batters she faced, while senior KC Boldt (Red Wing, Minn./Red Wing) delivered the deciding blow with a leadoff homer in the sixth as Valparaiso stayed alive at the 2011 Horizon League Softball Championship with a 2-1 victory over Cleveland State Friday. With the win, the Crusaders play again Friday afternoon at 4 p.m.
May 13, 2011 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso University's men's tennis program will host weekly Summer Tennis Clinics for all ages throughout the summer months at the Valpo Tennis Complex.
May 12, 2011 | Softball
Second-seeded Valparaiso got a stellar complete-game outing in the circle from junior Sam McGee (Bloomington, Minn./Jefferson) in an elimination game Thursday afternoon at the 2011 Horizon League Softball Championship in Chicago, Ill., propelling the Crusaders to a 4-1 victory over top-seeded and host Loyola. Valpo advances to take on fourth-seeded Cleveland State in an elimination game Friday morning at 11 a.m.
May 12, 2011 | Softball
Second-seeded Valparaiso dropped its first contest in the 2011 Horizon League Championship Thursday afternoon in Chicago, Ill. to third-seeded Butler by a 3-1 score. The Crusaders will turn around immediately and play an elimination game against host Loyola.
May 12, 2011 | Baseball
With only two weekends left in the regular season, Valparaiso closes out the home portion of the 2011 schedule on Saturday afternoon hosting Milwaukee in a Senior Day doubleheader. The Crusaders then take to the road on Sunday, traveling to UIC for another twinbill as the Brown and Gold looks to remain in the hunt for a Horizon League title.
May 10, 2011 | Softball
Valparaiso was well represented Tuesday afternoon as the Horizon League announced its postseason softball All-League squads, as juniors Jordan Rutkowski (Alden, N.Y./Alden) and Sara Strickland (Scottsdale, Ariz./Horizon) both earned First Team honors to lead seven Crusaders overall who were honored on Tuesday.
May 10, 2011 | Softball
Valparaiso enters the 2011 Horizon League Softball Championship this week as the tournament's #2 seed after concluding the regular season just one-half game out of the top of the league standings. With the #2 seed comes a bye, meaning the Crusaders could earn the tournament title with as few as three victories.
May 09, 2011 | Softball
Valparaiso senior outfielder KC Boldt (Red Wing, Minn./Red Wing) earned the Crusaders' second straight Horizon League Player of the Week honor after being nearly perfect at the plate in the final week of the regular season, culminating with a pair of home runs Sunday against Cleveland State to help Valpo clinch second place in the league standings.
May 08, 2011 | Softball
It was only apropos that on Senior Day at the Valparaiso University Softball Field Sunday afternoon, senior KC Boldt (Red Wing, Minn./Red Wing) drove in all three Valparaiso runs in the nightcap with a pair of home runs as the Crusaders won 3-0 over Cleveland State. The Crusaders also claimed a victory in the resumption of the suspended game, 4-2, to close the regular season in second place in the Horizon League standings.
May 08, 2011 | Men's Track & Field
A pair of podium finishes by freshman Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) earned him Male Running Newcomer of the Year honors as the Valparaiso men's track and field team completed the 2011 Horizon League Outdoor Championships in Indianapolis, Ind. in seventh place.
May 08, 2011 | Women's Track & Field
The Valparaiso women's track and field team concluded action at the three-day 2011 Horizon League Outdoor Championships in Indianapolis, Ind. on Sunday afternoon, finishing the meet in eighth place.
May 08, 2011 | Baseball
A two-out single in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted Wright State to a 6-5 come-from-behind victory over Valparaiso on Sunday afternoon at Nischwitz Stadium in Dayton, Ohio.
May 08, 2011 | Baseball
Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso wraps up the three-game weekend series at Wright State. First pitch in the rubber match of the series is set for 12 p.m. CDT with the chat beginning at approximately 11:45 a.m.
May 07, 2011 | Men's Track & Field
The Valparaiso men's track and field team sits in fourth place after the second of three days of action on Saturday at the 2011 Horizon League Outdoor Championships in Indianapolis, Ind.
May 07, 2011 | Women's Track & Field
A pair of freshmen, Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) and Nicole Zehel (Wixom, Mich./Lutheran Westland), registered top-five finishes on Saturday as the Valparaiso women's track and field team competed on the second of three days of action at the 2011 Horizon League Outdoor Championships in Indianapolis, Ind.
May 07, 2011 | Softball
Valparaiso did everything in its power to complete the opening game of a scheduled three-game series with Cleveland State on Saturday, but in the end, the umpires ruled the field unplayable and suspended the game with the Crusaders leading 4-0 in the bottom of the fourth inning. The game will be resumed Sunday at noon, with one game following the conclusion of the suspended game.
May 07, 2011 | Baseball
Valparaiso bounced back from a game one loss to Wright State on Saturday afternoon and won the night cap of the doubleheader to remain one-half game in front of the Raiders in the Horizon League race. Wright State won the opener 10-4 at Nischwitz Stadium in Dayton, Ohio before the Crusaders took game two 6-2.
May 07, 2011 | Baseball
Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso begins a showdown for first place in the Horizon League at Wright State. First pitch of the doubleheader is set for 10 a.m. CDT with the chat beginning at approximately 9:45 a.m.
May 06, 2011 | Men's Track & Field
Junior Bill Rixon (Deerfield, Ill./Deerfield) picked up a sixth-place finish in the discus throw on Friday, leading the Valparaiso men's track and field team on the first of three days of action at the 2011 Horizon League Outdoor Championships in Indianapolis, Ind.
May 06, 2011 | Women's Track & Field
The Valparaiso women's track and field team started competition at the 2011 Horizon League Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Friday evening, as a trio of Crusaders competed on the first of three days of action in Indianapolis, Ind.
May 06, 2011 | Baseball
Due to impending afternoon storms forecast for the Southwest Ohio area, the start time for Saturday's baseball doubleheader between Valparaiso and Wright State has been moved up two hours. Game one of the twinbill will now begin at 10 a.m. CDT at Nischwitz Stadium.
May 06, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso head coach Homer Drew announced today that redshirt junior guard Brandon Wood (Kokomo, Ind./Kokomo [Highland C.C./Southern Illinois]), who will receive his bachelor's degree from Valparaiso University at May's commencement ceremony, will transfer to Michigan State to complete his collegiate eligibility.
May 05, 2011 | Baseball
First place in the Horizon League is on the line this weekend as Valparaiso heads to Dayton, Ohio for a three-game weekend series at Wright State. The Crusaders enter the weekend with a one-half game lead over the Raiders for the top spot in the conference with just three weekends remaining in the regular season.
May 05, 2011 | Football
Three Valparaiso University football players that just graduated this past season were among the 671 total players selected nationwide as members of the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) Hampshire Honor Society.
May 04, 2011 | Football
Valparaiso University head football coach Dale Carlson has announced that Grant Bushong (Ionia, Mich./Ionia H.S.), Laurence Treadaway (Detroit, Mich./Orchard Lake Saint Mary's H.S.), and Ferdinand Velez (Chicago, Ill./Saint Patrick H.S.) have been named the Crusaders' team captains for the 2011 season.
May 04, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University women's basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced the signing of Charae Richardson and Ieva Jansone to National Letters of Intent, and both will play for the Crusaders in the fall.
May 03, 2011 | Baseball
Northern Illinois scored once in the eighth and three times in the ninth inning on Tuesday afternoon to come from behind and defeat Valparaiso 7-6 at Ralph McKinzie Field in DeKalb, Ill.
May 03, 2011 | Softball
Eight runners stranded on base hurt Valparaiso's chances Tuesday afternoon at #25/21 Notre Dame, as the Crusaders eventually fell to the Fighting Irish in six innings, 10-2.
May 03, 2011 | Men's Track & Field
Valparaiso senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) was named the Horizon League Male Field Athlete of the Week for the fifth time this year and the seventh time in his career after breaking his own school record in the long jump last weekend at the Stan Lyons Invitational.
May 03, 2011 | Baseball
Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso steps out of Horizon League play for the final time in 2011. First pitch is set for 3 p.m. CDT with the chat beginning at approximately 2:45 p.m.
May 02, 2011 | Softball
Entering the week tied atop the Horizon League standings, Valparaiso concludes the 2011 regular season with four scheduled games. The Crusaders step out of Horizon League play to take on nationally-ranked Notre Dame on Tuesday afternoon before ending the regular season with a three-game series at home against Cleveland State this weekend.
May 02, 2011 | Baseball
Valparaiso steps out of Horizon League play for time in 2011 as the Crusaders head to DeKalb, Ill. on Tuesday afternoon to battle the Huskies of Northern Illinois. The Crusaders enter the game winners in 17 of their last 21 games dating back to a March 30 victory at Northwestern.
May 02, 2011 | Softball
Valparaiso senior infielder Sadie Conner (Washington, Ill./Washington) has been named the Horizon League Player of the Week after leading the Crusaders to a series victory at Green Bay this past weekend, culminating with her career record-tying home run in the sixth inning of the series finale.
May 01, 2011 | Athletics
Valparaiso University's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) announced its year-end awards on Sunday evening at the third annual Athletic Recognition Ceremony (ARC) Awards.
May 01, 2011 | Baseball
Valparaiso returned to first place in the Horizon League on Sunday afternoon as the Crusaders won both games of a doubleheader against Cleveland State at Emory G. Bauer Field to complete a five-game season sweep of the Vikings. The Crusaders won the opener 5-1 before taking the nightcap 2-1.
May 01, 2011 | Softball
Senior Sadie Conner (Washington, Ill./Washington) went 4-for-4 with a career-high six RBIs, capping the day with her 22nd career home run to match the Crusader all-time record, as Valparaiso completed a series win over Green Bay with a 10-5 victory Sunday morning in Green Bay, Wis. The win puts the Crusaders in a tie for first place in the league standings with one week remaining in the regular season.
April 30, 2011 | Men's Track & Field
Senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) surpassed his own school record en route to winning the long jump Saturday as the Valparaiso men's track and field squad competed at the Stan Lyons Invitational in Indianapolis, Ind.
April 30, 2011 | Women's Track & Field
The Valparaiso women's track and field squad completed its final tuneup for the upcoming Horizon League Outdoor Championships Saturday evening, competing at the Stan Lyons Invitational in Indianapolis, Ind.
April 30, 2011 | Baseball
Valparaiso returned to Horizon League play at Emory G. Bauer Field on Saturday afternoon and split a doubleheader against Butler. The Bulldogs rallied with six unearned runs in the seventh inning of game one to win 8-6 before the Crusaders took the night cap 11-4.
April 30, 2011 | Softball
Valparaiso's offense got rolling in the second game Saturday at Ben Garot Field in Green Bay, Wis., as the Crusaders set or matched a bevy of program records in a 12-0, five-inning victory over Green Bay in the nightcap of a doubleheader. Unfortunately for Valpo, the offense wasn't there after nine days off in the opener, as the Phoenix claimed a 2-1 victory as the two squads split the twinbill.
April 29, 2011 | Softball
Valparaiso's softball doubleheader at Green Bay Saturday has been moved up to a 10 a.m. start in an attempt to get both games in before forecasted rains Saturday afternoon.
April 28, 2011 | Baseball
Having moved into first place, Valparaiso looks to continue its momentum in Horizon League play this weekend with doubleheaders against both Butler and Cleveland State. The Crusaders have won 14 of their last 17 games overall, including seven straight conference contests.
April 28, 2011 | Softball
The constant rains of the past week, combined with the possibility of more rain this afternoon, have rendered Valparaiso's softball field unplayable and forced the cancelation of Thursday afternoon's scheduled contest against Big East leader DePaul. The game will not be made up.
April 27, 2011 | Softball
Valparaiso rides a five-game winning streak into this week, one in which it will host Big East leader DePaul on Thursday before traveling to Green Bay for its final league road three-game series this weekend.
April 26, 2011 | Softball
Valparaiso softball head coach Jordan Stevens announced today that high school senior Lindsey Norway has signed a National Letter of Intent and will join the Crusader program as a freshman in the fall of 2011.
April 26, 2011 | Women's Golf
Valparaiso University's Erika Pfaender (Pewaukee, Wis./Arrowhead H.S.) has been named to the Horizon League's All-Tournament Team after tying for fifth place at the league championships this past weekend in Florida.
April 26, 2011 | Baseball
Due to heavy rains in the Northwest Indiana area, Tuesday's baseball game scheduled for Emory G. Bauer Field between Valparaiso and Purdue has been canceled.
April 25, 2011 | Baseball
Valparaiso University's Kyle Gaedele (Arlington Heights, Ill./Rolling Meadows H.S.) and Damon McCormick (Louisville, Ky./Saint Xavier H.S.) have been named the Horizon League's Player and Pitcher of the Week respectively after leading the Crusaders to a series win against Hawai'i over the weekend.
April 24, 2011 | Men's Golf
Valparaiso's men's golf team finished in seventh place at the Horizon League Championships which concluded Sunday at Mission Inn Golf and Tennis Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.
April 24, 2011 | Women's Golf
Valparaiso's women's golf team finished in sixth place on Sunday as the Horizon League Championships came to a close at the Mission Inn Golf and Tennis Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.
April 24, 2011 | Baseball
There was a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow for the Valparaiso University baseball team on Saturday night as the Crusaders defeated Hawai'i 7-2 to win the weekend series against the Rainbows before a sellout crowd of 4,494 at Les Murakami Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.
April 23, 2011 | Baseball
Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso concludes a three-game series at Hawai'i. First pitch is set for 11:35 p.m. CDT with the chat beginning at approximately 11:15 p.m.
April 23, 2011 | Men's Golf
Valparaiso's men's golf team is in a tie for fourth place with Wright State after the second round of the Horizon League Championships on Saturday at Mission Inn Golf and Tennis Resort in Howey-in-the Hills, Fla.
April 23, 2011 | Women's Golf
Valparaiso shot 344 on day two of the Horizon League Championships on Saturday at Mission Inn Golf and Tennis Resort in Howey-in-the Hills, Fla., and currently sits in sixth place heading into the final round.
April 23, 2011 | Softball
Mother Nature finally claimed a home game from the Valparaiso softball team on Saturday, as rain throughout the day and into the night on Friday has forced the cancellation of the Crusaders' scheduled single game against IPFW.
April 23, 2011 | Baseball
Hawai'i scored five times in the fifth and added two more runs in the sixth on Friday evening as the Rainbows defeated Valparaiso 9-8 in front of a paid attendance of 3,451 at Lew Murakami Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii to snap the Crusaders' 10-game winning streak, the second longest in school history.
April 22, 2011 | Baseball
Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso contines a three-game series at Hawai'i. First pitch is set for 11:35 p.m. CDT with the chat beginning at approximately 11:15 p.m.
April 22, 2011 | Women's Golf
Valparaiso's women's golf team sits in fifth place after the opening 18 holes of the 54-hole Horizon League Championships which began on Friday at the Mission Inn Golf and Tennis Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.
April 22, 2011 | Men's Golf
Valparaiso's men's golf team sits in a tie for third place, just one shot out of second and five shots off the lead after the opening round of the Horizon League Championships on Friday at Mission Inn Golf and Tennis Result in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.
April 22, 2011 | Baseball
Kyle Gaedele (Arlington Heights, Ill./Rolling Meadows H.S.) threw the would-be tying run out at the plate in the ninth inning after hitting a three-run home run earlier in the night, helping Valparaiso defeat Hawai'i 8-7 late Thursday evening at Les Murakami Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii for the Crusaders' 10th consecutive win, matching Oregon State for the nation's longest active streak.
April 21, 2011 | Baseball
Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso begins a three-game series at Hawai'i. First pitch is set for 11:35 p.m. CDT with the chat beginning at approximately 11:15 p.m.
April 21, 2011 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso University's Brittany O'Reilly (Green Bay, Wis./Southwest H.S.) was the Horizon League's recipient of the Herb Foster Sportsmanship Award handed out annually a the league championships
April 21, 2011 | Softball
Valparaiso completed a three-game series sweep of Wright State by taking both ends of a doubleheader Thursday afternoon at the Valparaiso University Softball Field, winning the opener via run rule, 11-1 in six innings, before earning a 4-2 victory in the nightcap. The pair of wins moves the Crusaders into second in the Horizon League standings with just two league series remaining.
April 21, 2011 | Men's Track & Field
Senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) earned his third event victory of the year in the long jump, while sophomore Charlie Walesa (Chicago, Ill./Luther North) captured the long jump Thursday as a portion of the Valparaiso men's track and field team competed at the Anderson Invitational in Anderson, Ind.
April 21, 2011 | Women's Track & Field
Freshman Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) tallied three top-four finishes to lead the way as a limited portion of the Valparaiso women's track and field squad was in action Thursday afternoon at the Anderson Invitational in Anderson, Ind.
April 21, 2011 | Women's Bowling
Valparaiso bowling head coach Shon Washington announced today that Sadie Jasinski has signed a National Letter of Intent and will join the Crusader bowling program as a freshman for the 2011-2012 campaign.
April 20, 2011 | Softball
Junior Jordan Rutkowski (Alden, N.Y./Alden) tied Valparaiso's career RBI record with a fourth-inning single, and an insurance run in the sixth inning proved vital as the Crusaders earned a 2-1 victory Wednesday afternoon at the Valparaiso University Softball Field in the opener of a three-game series with Wright State.
April 20, 2011 | Women's Bowling
Valparaiso junior Natalie Cortese (Hoffman Estates, Ill./Hoffman Estates [Central Missouri]) has been named an Honorable Mention All-American by the National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA).
April 20, 2011 | Softball
Due to heavy rains overnight, the schedule for Valparaiso's softball series at home against Wright State has been adjusted. The two teams will now attempt to play one game this afternoon (Wednesday) at 5pm, and then play a doubleheader Thursday beginning at 2pm.
April 20, 2011 | Women's Track & Field
Valparaiso seniors Jorie Ballun (Oswego, Ill./Oswego) and Whitney Bowman (Portage, Ind./Portage [Purdue]) both earned a spot on the Horizon League's Women's Indoor Track and Field Academic All-League squad, as announced by the league office.
April 20, 2011 | Men's Track & Field
Valparaiso placed a league-best four student-athletes on the Horizon League Men's Indoor Track and Field Academic All-League team, as announced by the league office.
April 19, 2011 | Softball
Coming off of an eight-game road trip, Valparaiso returns home this week for the first four games of a five-game homestand. The Crusaders host Wright State for a Wednesday doubleheader and Thursday single game in Horizon League action before stepping away from league play Saturday for a matchup with IPFW.
April 19, 2011 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso University's Toshko Ganzorigt (Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia/Orchlon H.S.), Austin Hunter (La Crescent, Minn./La Crescent H.S.), and Chris Rudolf (Middletown, Ohio/Bishop Fenwick H.S.) were all selected to the Horizon League's All-Academic Team in men's swimming.
April 19, 2011 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso University's Shaunna Dangremond (Tucson, Ariz./Sabino H.S.) has been selected to the Horizon League's All-Academic Team for the third consecutive season.
April 19, 2011 | Baseball
Riding the nation's longest active winning streak, Valparaiso leaves the mainland this weekend for a three-game Easter weekend series against Hawai'i in Honolulu. The Crusaders will take a weekend off from Horizon League action having won nine straight games overall, including four straight on the road.
April 19, 2011 | Baseball
Steady rains throughout the Fort Wayne, Ind. region have forced the cancellation of Tuesday's scheduled baseball game between Valparaiso and IPFW. The games will not be made up.
April 18, 2011 | Baseball
Valparaiso took advantage of eight Saint Francis (Ind.) errors on Monday afternoon, and scored the game's final eight runs, as the Crusaders defeated the Cougars 8-3 at Emory G. Bauer Field to run the Brown and Gold's win streak to nine consecutive games.
April 18, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Dino Jakolis, a 6'7", 215 lb. forward from Split, Croatia, has signed a National Letter of Intent and will join the Valparaiso men's basketball program as a freshman for the 2011-2012 season. Jakolis comes to Valpo after playing last season at LaLumiere School in nearby LaPorte, Ind.
April 18, 2011 | Baseball
Valparaiso University's Justin Frane (Huntertown, Ind./Carroll H.S.) has been named the Horizon League's Pitcher of the Week for his stellar outing on Friday against Youngstown State.
April 18, 2011 | Men's Track & Field
Valparaiso freshman sprinter Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) was voted ‘The People's Choice' on the Horizon League Network after being named the league's Male Runner of the Week on April 12. Smith is currently spotlighted in the latest edition of ‘The People's Choice' on the league website via phone interview.
April 17, 2011 | Softball
Junior Jordan Rutkowski (Alden, N.Y./Alden) hit a two-run homer with two outs in the seventh inning to erase a one-run deficit and propel Valparaiso to a 4-2 win over Youngstown State in the first game of a doubleheader Sunday afternoon in Youngstown, Ohio. The Crusaders came out on the winning end of a slugfest in the nightcap, 14-11.
April 17, 2011 | Baseball
A walk-off single by Kyle Gaedele (Arlington Heights, Ill./Rolling Meadows H.S.) in game one and a three-run eighth inning in the nightcap lifted Valparaiso to a doubleheader sweep of Youngstown State on Sunday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field. The Crusaders won the opener 4-3 and took game two 5-2 to sweep the weekend series and run their winning streak to eight straight games.
April 17, 2011 | Men's Tennis
Wright State defeated Valparaiso 7-0 on Sunday afternoon at the South Regency Tennis Center in Miamisburg, Ohio to bring the 2010-2011 tennis season to the close for the Crusaders.
April 17, 2011 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso's women's tennis team wrapped up the 2010-2011 season on Sunday morning, falling 7-0 to Wright State at the South Regency Tennis Center in Miamisburg, Ohio.
April 17, 2011 | Men's Golf
Valparaiso shot a final round 393 on Sunday afternoon to finish in 15th place with a three-round total of 1,179 at the Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational held at Delaware Country Club in Muncie, Ind.
April 17, 2011 | Women's Golf
Valparaiso's final round of play at the BGSU Falcon Invitational was canceled on Sunday afternoon due to high winds at Stone Ridge Golf Course in Bowling Green, Ohio.
April 16, 2011 | Men's Track & Field
Seniors Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) and Joel Hartenberger (Albuquerque, N.M./Sandia) each won events for the Valparaiso men's track and field team, while the Crusaders' 4x400m relay also took first place as Valpo competed at the Dave Rankin Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind.
April 16, 2011 | Women's Track & Field
The Valparaiso women's track and field team continued the 2011 outdoor season Saturday afternoon with a stop in West Lafayette, Ind. to compete at the Dave Rankin Invitational, hosted by Purdue.
April 16, 2011 | Men's Golf
Valparaiso shot rounds of 380 and 406 on the first day of the Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational on Saturday, and currently sits in 15th place entering the final 18 holes at Delaware Country Club in Muncie, Ind.
April 16, 2011 | Women's Golf
Valparaiso University sits in 10th place at the midway point of the BGSU Falcon Invitational at the Stone Ridge Golf Course in Bowling Green, Ohio after shooting a team total of 352 on a rainy Saturday.
April 16, 2011 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso just missed earning its first Horizon League victory of the season on Saturday morning, dropping a tight 4-3 decision to Butler at the Butler Bubble in Indianapolis, Ind.
April 16, 2011 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso posted a win at third doubles, but Butler ultimately won the match on Saturday afternoon as the Bulldogs defeated the Crusader 7-0 at the Butler Bubble in Indianapolis, Ind.
April 16, 2011 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball team had its doubleheader at Youngstown State rained out on Saturday afternoon. In lieu of the regularly scheduled three-game series, the Crusaders and Penguins will now play just a single doubleheader on Sunday beginning at 11 a.m. CDT. The third game of the series will not be made up.
April 16, 2011 | Football
The Crusaders didn't let the rain prevent them from playing in their annual spring game Saturday morning at Valparaiso University's Brown Field where the Brown defeated the Gold 63-53.
April 16, 2011 | Baseball
Rain, which fell throughout the Saturday morning and afternoon hours, has forced the postponement of Saturday's scheduled baseball doubleheader between Valparaiso and Youngstown State at Emory G. Bauer Field. The two schools will make up the twinbill on Sunday beginning at 11 a.m.
April 15, 2011 | Cheerleading
Valparaiso University will hold tryouts for the 2011-2012 cheerleading and Crusaderette squads on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in Gym 2 of the Athletics-Recreation Center.
April 15, 2011 | Baseball
Valparaiso scored in seven of its eight trips to the plate on Friday morning at a windy Emory G. Bauer Field and defeated Youngstown State 11-1 for its sixth straight victory.
April 15, 2011 | Crusaderettes
Valparaiso University will hold tryouts for the 2011-2012 cheerleading and Crusaderette squads on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in Gym 2 of the Athletics-Recreation Center.
April 14, 2011 | Baseball
Having won five straight games and eight of its last 10 overall, Valparaiso looks to continue its hot streak this weekend with a three-game Horizon League series against Youngstown State on Friday and Saturday before entertaining Saint Francis (Ind.) in non-conference action on Sunday.
April 14, 2011 | Baseball
Due to the threat of rain, game one of the three-game series between Valparaiso and Youngstown State has been moved up to an 11 a.m. start on Friday at Emory G. Bauer Field.
April 13, 2011 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso sent its seniors off on a high note on Wednesday afternoon with a 5-2 victory over IUPUI at the Valpo Tennis Complex, the Crusaders' third straight win and fourth in its last five matches.
April 13, 2011 | Softball
For the second time in two days, Valparaiso came out on the wrong end of a pitcher's duel, as Butler made two first-inning runs stand up to hand the Crusaders a 2-0 defeat Wednesday afternoon in Indianapolis, Ind.
April 13, 2011 | Men's Golf, Women's Golf
Valparaiso University director of athletics Mark LaBarbera has announced that Mike Higdon has submitted his resignation as the head men's and women's golf coach at Valparaiso University effective immediately.
April 13, 2011 | Football
Valparaiso will play its annual spring Brown and Gold football game Saturday morning at Brown Field beginning at 11 a.m. This year's format will feature the offense against the defense and admission is free.
April 12, 2011 | Men's Track & Field
Valparaiso senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) and freshman Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) swept the Horizon League weekly awards, as they were named Male Field and Track Athlete of the Week, respectively, for their performances at the Chicagoland Championships last weekend.
April 12, 2011 | Softball
Senior KC Boldt (Red Wing, Minn./Red Wing) drove in five runs, capped by a three-run homer in the seventh inning, as Valparaiso rolled to a 7-1 victory over Butler in the nightcap of a Horizon League doubleheader Tuesday afternoon in Indianapolis, Ind. A pitchers' duel in the opener went against the Crusaders, as the Bulldogs pulled out a 2-0 victory.
April 12, 2011 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso's men's tennis team won its second straight match while posting its third win in its last four contests overall on Tuesday afternoon with a 7-0 shutout over Chicago State in Chicago, Ill.
April 12, 2011 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso wrapped up the home portion of the 2010-2011 women's tennis season on Tuesday afternoon with four three-set matches in singles action, but ultimately fell to Indiana Wesleyan 6-1 at the Valpo Tennis Complex.
April 12, 2011 | Baseball
Jon Gulbransen (Appleton, Wis./Fox Valley Lutheran H.S.) struck out 13 on Tuesday afternoon helping Valparaiso to its fifth straight win and eighth victory in its last 10 games overall with an 8-1 triumph over Chicago State at Emory G. Bauer Field.
April 12, 2011 | Women's Golf
Valparaiso improved its team score by six shots over round one on Tuesday, shooting a final round 340, and finished in eighth place at the Loyola Invitational at the Evanston Golf Club in Skokie, Ill.
April 11, 2011 | Baseball
Winners of four straight, and seven of its last nine overall, Valparaiso steps out of Horizon League play on Tuesday afternoon to face Chicago State at Emory G. Bauer Field in the first game of a five-game homestand.
April 11, 2011 | Softball
Valparaiso continues a stretch of nine road Horizon League games in a nine-day span with a busy week this week. The Crusaders travel to Butler for a doubleheader Tuesday and a single game Wednesday before heading to Youngstown State for a three-game weekend series.
April 11, 2011 | Women's Golf
Valparaiso closed out the first round of the Loyola Invitational in eighth place on Monday at the Evanston Golf Club in Skokie, Ill.
April 11, 2011 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso returned to Horizon League action on Monday afternoon and fell 7-0 to first place UIC at the Northwest Athletic Club in Michigan City, Ind.
April 11, 2011 | Athletics
Valparaiso University awarded 99 student-athletes with Presidential Academic Honors while also handing out the Laurel Award at the 20th Annual Academic Honors Banquet for Student-Athletes held on Sunday evening in the Harre Union.
April 11, 2011 | Men's Golf
Valparaiso's men's golf team finished in a tie for 11th place at the UK Bluegrass Invitational on Sunday at the University Club of Kentucky's Big Blue Course in Lexington, Ky. The Crusaders shot rounds of 301 and 315 over the final 36 holes to finish at 908.
April 10, 2011 | Softball
Valparaiso tallied just two hits on Sunday afternoon in Chicago, Ill. as the Crusaders fell in their series finale against Loyola, 8-0.
April 10, 2011 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso wrapped up its five-match road trip on Sunday morning, dropping a 9-0 match to Wayne State at Fairlane Tennis Club in Fairborn, Mich.
April 10, 2011 | Volleyball
Sophomore libero Taylor Root (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) has been named to the Collegiate Volleyball Update (CVU.com) Stellar Spikers First Team, one of just 14 players so honored nationwide, after her record-setting 2010 season.
April 09, 2011 | Men's Track & Field
Senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) set a new program record en route to victory in the long jump, while freshman Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) took the win in the 200m dash Saturday as the Valparaiso men's track and field team continued the 2011 outdoor campaign with a sixth-place finish at the Chicagoland Championships in Chicago, Ill.
April 09, 2011 | Men's Golf
Valparaiso turned in its best team round of the season, and second best since reinstating the men's golf program, on Saturday afternoon in the opening round of the UK Bluegrass Invitational in Lexington, Ky. The Crusaders shot 292 to finish fifth after the opening round before the second round was suspended for the day due to darkness.
April 09, 2011 | Softball
Valparaiso split a pair of extra-inning games at Loyola in Chicago, Ill. on Saturday afternoon as it began a nine-game in nine-day road trip, winning the opener 5-2 in nine innings before falling in the finale, 5-4 in eight innings.
April 09, 2011 | Baseball
Valparaiso got a pair of complete game efforts on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders swept a doubleheader, and the weekend series from Cleveland State at All Pro Freight Stadium in Avon, Ohio. The Crusaders won the opener 12-2 and took the night cap 6-1.
April 09, 2011 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso's men's tennis team returned to winning ways on Saturday afternoon, sweeping Indiana Wesleyan 7-0 outdoors at the Valpo Tennis Complex.
April 09, 2011 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso's women's tennis team stepped out of Horizon League action on Saturday afternoon and dropped a 7-0 match to Oakland at the Bloomfield Tennis and Fitness Center in Bloomfield, Mich.
April 09, 2011 | Baseball
Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso wraps up a three-game weekend series with a doubleheader at Cleveland State. First pitch is set for 11 a.m. CDT with the chat beginning at approximately 10:45 a.m.
April 08, 2011 | Women's Track & Field
Five different Crusaders combined for seven top-ten finishes as the Valparaiso women's track and field team finished in a tie for 11th place Friday afternoon at the Chicagoland Championships in Chicago, Ill.
April 08, 2011 | Men's Tennis
Five of the six singles matches went three sets but Valparaiso was only able to win two of them as the Crusaders fell 5-2 to UIC in a contest that went late into the evening Friday night after being moved indoors to Matchpoint Tennis Club in Griffith, Ind. due to rain.
April 08, 2011 | Baseball
A three-run ninth inning broke open a tie game and lifted Valparaiso to a 4-1 Horizon League victory over Cleveland State on a cool, damp Friday evening at All Pro Freight Stadium in Avon, Ohio.
April 08, 2011 | Baseball
Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso begins a three-game weekend series with Cleveland State. First pitch is set for 4 p.m. CDT with the chat beginning at approximately 3:45 p.m.
April 08, 2011 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso men's basketball program will be holding its year-end banquet on Monday, April 25 at 6 p.m. in the Community Room of the Christopher Center, located on the Valpo campus. The public is invited to come help the Crusaders celebrate the 2010-2011 season, in which they won 23 games, tied for third-most in program history.
April 07, 2011 | Softball
For the first time in six seasons, the Valparaiso softball team had a game end in a tie, as its nightcap with Purdue Thursday evening at the Valparaiso University Softball Field was called after five innings due to darkness with the score 4-4. The Boilermakers scored eight runs in the final two innings to hand the Crusaders an 8-2 defeat in the opener.
April 07, 2011 | Baseball
Having reached the midweek point of the 56-game schedule, Valparaiso begins the second half of the season this weekend with a three-game Horizon League series at Cleveland State. The Crusaders look to climb into the top half of the conference standings.
April 07, 2011 | Volleyball
Valparaiso will host Iowa at the ARC this Saturday, April 9, in a five-set match as part of the Crusaders' spring schedule. The match, which is open to the public free of charge, is scheduled for a 1:30 p.m. start.
April 06, 2011 | Men's Tennis
Playing outdoors at the Valpo Tennis Complex for the first time this spring, Valparaiso used the home courts to their advantage, defeating IPFW 6-1 on Wednesday afternoon.
April 06, 2011 | Baseball
Kevin Upp (LaPorte, Ind./LaPorte H.S.) went six innings in his first collegiate start, allowing just one hit, helping to pitch Valparaiso to a 6-1 victory over Wabash on Wednesday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field.
April 06, 2011 | Women's Tennis
Aubree Zdanovic (Appleton, Wis./East H.S.) posted her second collegiate victory on Wednesday afternoon for Valparaiso, but the Crusaders dropped a 4-2 decision to Chicago State at the Chicago State Tennis Facility in the Windy City.
April 06, 2011 | Men's Golf
Valparaiso University's Josh Kalita (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton H.S.) has been named the Horizon League's Golfer of the Week for his performance at the TSU Big Blue Intercollegiate on Monday and Tuesday.
April 05, 2011 | Baseball
Indiana State took advantage of a pair of Valparaiso errors in the ninth inning to push across two runs, which proved to be the difference on Tuesday afternoon as the Sycamores defeated the Crusaders 3-2 at Emory G. Bauer Field.
April 05, 2011 | Men's Golf
Valparaiso shot 311 as a team on Tuesday in the final round of the TSU Big Blue Intercollegiate to finish with a 36-hole total of 620, and finished in a tie for ninth place at Kings Creek Golf Course in Spring Hill, Tenn.
April 05, 2011 | Softball
Valparaiso closes a stretch of nine home games over 14 days with a non-league doubleheader at the Valparaiso University Softball Field on Thursday against Purdue. The Crusaders then hit the road for a nine-day, nine-game road trip with a three-game series this weekend at Loyola.
April 04, 2011 | Men's Golf
Valparaiso currently is in ninth place after the opening round of the TSU Big Blue Intercollegiate after a rain-shortened opening day at King's Creek Golf Course in Spring Hill, Tenn. The Crusaders shot 309 in the opening round, with round two cancelled due to severe storms.
April 04, 2011 | Baseball
Valparaiso steps out of conference for a pair of midweek home games on Tuesday and Wednesday to wrap up a five-game homestand. The Crusaders will entertain Missouri Valley Conference foe Indiana State on Tuesday before hosting Wabash on Wednesday afternoon.
April 03, 2011 | Baseball
Every batter had at least one hit as Valparaiso pounded out 17 hits on Sunday morning and Tyler Deetjen (Saint Charles, Ill./East H.S.) surrendered just one run in eight innings of work as the Crusaders defeated UIC 13-1 at Emory G. Bauer Field, allowing the Brown and Gold to earn a series victory over the Flames.
April 03, 2011 | Softball
A nine-run second inning by UIC was the difference Sunday afternoon at the Valparaiso University Softball Field, as Valparaiso could not overcome the large deficit, eventually falling to the Flames in six innings, 17-6.
April 03, 2011 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso took a 3-0 lead on Sunday morning against Youngstown State, but the Penguins rallied winning the final four singles contests to post a 4-3 victory over the Crusaders at the Boardman Tennis Center in Boardman, Ohio.
April 03, 2011 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso continued its five-match road trip on Sunday morning, falling 7-0 to Youngstown State in Horizon League play at Boardman Tennis Center in Youngstown, Ohio.
April 02, 2011 | Men's Track & Field
Five different Crusaders posted top-ten finishes as the Valparaiso men's track and field team competed at its second outdoor meet of the season Saturday, making the short trip down I-65 to West Lafayette to compete in the Mike Poehlein Invitational, hosted by Purdue.
April 02, 2011 | Women's Track & Field
The Valparaiso women's track and field squad continued the 2011 outdoor campaign at the Mike Poehlein Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind. Saturday, highlighted by a pair of top-ten finishes from freshman Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park).
April 02, 2011 | Baseball
Valparaiso opened the home portion of the 2011 season on Saturday afternoon, splitting a Horizon League doubleheader with UIC at Emory G. Bauer Field. The Crusaders won the opener 5-2 before the Flames took the nightcap 5-0.
April 02, 2011 | Softball
Valparaiso earned a split of its Horizon League doubleheader with UIC Saturday afternoon at the Valparaiso University Softball Field by virtue of a 5-2 victory in the nightcap. The Flames claimed a 4-1 win in the opener, snapping Valpo's school-record 13-game winning streak.
April 02, 2011 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso's men's tennis team began its weekend road trip in the state of Ohio on Saturday afternoon, dropping a 7-0 decision to Cleveland State at the Peak Performance Tennis Club in Broadview Heights, Ohio.
April 02, 2011 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso's women's tennis team suffered a 7-0 setback to Cleveland State on Saturday evening at the Paramount Tennis Club in Westlake, Ohio.
April 01, 2011 | Baseball
Mother Nature played a cruel April Fool's joke on Valparaiso Friday afternoon, as rain started about 30 minutes before the scheduled first pitch in the Crusaders' home opener against UIC, postponing the game until Sunday morning at 11 a.m.
April 01, 2011 | Baseball, Softball
WVUR (95.1 FM, Valparaiso) has announced coverage changes for Crusader spring sports on Saturday. Valpo's softball doubleheader Saturday against UIC, set for a 1 p.m. start, will now be carried live over WVUR's airwaves, while the Crusaders' baseball doubleheader versus the Flames, scheduled to start at noon, will be carried on www.sportsjuice.com. Links for both of Saturday's broadcasts are also available at www.valpoathletics.com.
March 31, 2011 | Baseball
Valparaiso returns to Emory G. Bauer Field for the first time in 2011 this weekend as the Crusaders host UIC in a three-game Horizon League series. Valpo is beginning a five-game homestand against the conference leader and will play 10 of its next 13 contests at the friendly confines.
March 30, 2011 | Softball
Valparaiso broke out the bats in a big way Wednesday afternoon, busting out for a combined 25 runs and 30 hits in 17-6 and 8-5 victories over Northern Illinois in DeKalb, Ill., extending the Crusaders' program record winning streak to 13 games.
March 30, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso redshirt junior guard Brandon Wood (Kokomo, Ind./Kokomo [Highland C.C./Southern Illinois]) announced Wednesday his intent to declare for the 2011 NBA Draft. Wood will not hire an agent, thereby retaining his final season of eligibility should he withdraw his name from the draft prior to the May 8 NCAA-instituted draft withdrawl deadline.
March 30, 2011 | Baseball
Jon Gulbransen (Appleton, Wis./Fox Valley Lutheran H.S.) went seven strong innings matching his career high with 10 strikeouts as Valparaiso wrapped up its 23-game road trip with a 5-2 victory over Northwestern on Wednesday at Rocky Miller Park in Evanston, Ill.
March 30, 2011 | Baseball
Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso concludes its season-opening 23-game road trip on Wednesday at Northwestern. First pitch of the doubleheader is set for 3 p.m. CDT with the chat beginning at approximately 2:45 p.m.
March 29, 2011 | Women's Golf
Erika Pfaender (Pewaukee, Wis./Arrowhead H.S.) finished in a tie for seventh place individually to lead Valparaiso to a seventh place team finish on Tuesday at the Butler Spring Invitational at Prestwick Country Club in Avon, Ind.
March 29, 2011 | Men's Golf
Valparaiso maintained its spot in the standings on Tuesday as play concluded at the Butler Spring Invitational held at Prestwick Country Club in Avon, Ind. The Crusaders finished the tournament with a 36-hole total of 625 to finish in 11th place, just four shots out of eighth.
March 29, 2011 | Men's Track & Field, Women's Track & Field
Valparaiso sophomore Wally Bradford (Mukwonago, Wis./Mukwonago) was named the Horizon League Male Track Athlete of the Week, while freshman Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) earned Female Field Athlete of the Week accolades for their respective performances at the Polar Bear Invitational last weekend.
March 29, 2011 | Baseball
Valparaiso closes the month of March, and a season-opening 23-game road trip, on Wednesday afternoon as the Crusaders travel to Northwestern. Following the non-conference game against the Wildcats, Valpo will come home to Emory G. Bauer Field for 10 of its next 13 contests.
March 29, 2011 | Football
Valparaiso University's football team took a break from spring practice last Saturday and helped furnish housing for the less fortunate in Valparaiso.
March 29, 2011 | Softball
Valparaiso puts its program-record 11-game winning streak on the line with five games in the week ahead. The Crusaders open play with a non-league twinbill Wednesday afternoon at Northern Illinois before hosting UIC for a three-game Horizon League series this weekend.
March 29, 2011 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso University head women's soccer coach John Marovich has announced the hiring of Vanessa Vella as the program's new assistant coach.
March 28, 2011 | Men's Golf
Valparaiso's men's golf team returned to the course for the first time during the 2011 spring season on Monday and currently sits in 11th place midway through the Butler Spring Invitational held at Prestwick Country Club in Avon, Ind. Thomas Wettstein (Neenah, Wis./Xavier H.S.) led the way for the Crusaders with an even par round of 72, and is tied for fifth individually.
March 28, 2011 | Women's Golf
Valparaiso's Erika Pfaender (Pewaukee, Wis./Arrowhead H.S.) is tied for sixth place at the midway point of the Butler Spring Invitational held at Prestwick Country Club in Avon, Ind. while the Crusaders are in seventh place as a team following Monday's opening round.
March 28, 2011 | Softball
Valparaiso junior pitcher Alex Lagesse (Beecher, Ill./Beecher) has been named Horizon League Pitcher of the Week after posting victories in all three of her appearances last week, highlighted by a perfect game on Saturday.
March 27, 2011 | Softball
Valparaiso concluded a perfect start to Horizon League play this weekend with a 7-1 victory Sunday afternoon over Detroit at the Valparaiso University Softball Field, completing a three-game sweep of the Titans and registering their 11th consecutive victory, an on-going program record.
March 26, 2011 | Women's Track & Field
Freshmen Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) and Kelley Freeman (Valparaiso, Ind./Chesterton) combined to move onto Valpo's all-time top-fives in three events Saturday in their first career outdoor meet, as the Valparaiso women's track and field team competed at the Polar Bear Invitational in Marion, Ind., hosted by Indiana Wesleyan.
March 26, 2011 | Men's Track & Field
The Valparaiso men's track and field squad opened the 2011 outdoor campaign Saturday afternoon at the Polar Bear Invitational in Marion, Ind., hosted by Indiana Wesleyan University, with a solid showing, highlighted by a pair of individual event victories.
March 26, 2011 | Softball
Junior Alex Lagesse (Beecher, Ill./Beecher) threw a perfect game, retiring all 15 batters she faced, in the Horizon League opener Saturday against Detroit as Valparaiso won 8-0 in five innings. The Crusaders then captured the nightcap in five innings as well by a 10-0 score for their tenth straight victory, a new program record for longest winning streak.
March 26, 2011 | Baseball
Valparaiso scored eight times in the final three innings of game one of a doubleheader on Saturday to come from behind and earn a 12-5 victory over Butler at Bulldog Park in Indianapolis, Ind. The Bulldogs came back and won the night cap 14-7 though, to take the series.
March 26, 2011 | Men's Tennis
Kyle Stump (Plymouth, Ind./Plymouth H.S.) posted wins in both singles and doubles, but it was not enough for Valparaiso as the Crusaders fell 6-1 to Detroit at the Northwest Athletic Club in Michigan City, Ind.
March 26, 2011 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso continued Horizon League action on Saturday afternoon, dropping a 7-0 match against Detroit at Homewood-Flossmoor Racquet Club in Homewood, Ill.
March 26, 2011 | Baseball
Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso continues Horizon League action Saturday afternoon at instate rival Butler. First pitch of the doubleheader is set for 11 a.m. CDT with the chat beginning at approximately 10:45 a.m.
March 25, 2011 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball team opened the 2011 home campaign at the newly renovated Valparaiso University Softball Field with a victory, downing Big Ten opponent Michigan State by a 6-4 count on Thursday afternoon. The win extended the Crusaders' winning streak to eight straight games.
March 25, 2011 | Volleyball
Fans of Valparaiso volleyball can tune in to SportsTownChicago.com on Saturday to catch coverage of Crusader volleyball, as well as other tournament action, from the Great Lakes Center Collegiate Challenge in Aurora, Ill.
March 25, 2011 | Baseball
Two runs in the sixth inning and three more in the seventh broke open a tie game on Friday afternoon as Butler defeated Valparaiso 6-2 at Bulldog Park in Indianapolis, Ind. in the opening game of Horizon League action.
March 25, 2011 | Baseball
Follow along live beginning with this interactive chat as Valparaiso opens up Horizon League action Friday afternoon at instate rival Butler. First pitch is set for 2 p.m. CDT with the chat beginning at 1:45 p.m.
March 24, 2011 | Baseball
Valparaiso opens Horizon League action this weekend while nearing the end of a 23-game road trip to begin the 2011 season. The Crusaders head to Indianapolis for a three-game set with longtime rival Butler. The series begins with a single game on Friday before the two schools meet again on Saturday for a twinbill.
March 24, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Homer Drew has been named the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) 2011 Division I District 12 Co-Coach of the Year in a vote of his peers, as announced by the NABC.
March 23, 2011 | Men's Golf
As the weather warms up, the Valparaiso University men's golf team returns to the links for the 2011 spring season, looking to build upon the success of the fall.
March 22, 2011 | Softball
Valparaiso decisively swept a doubleheader at IUPUI Tuesday afternoon in Indianapolis, Ind., winning the opener 10-3 before taking the nightcap via run rule, 9-1 in six innings to extend its winning streak to seven games. Junior Sara Strickland broke the Crusader record for career runs scored in the first inning of the second game, while freshman Angie Doerffler set a mark for consecutive hits that ranks among the top-10 in NCAA history.
March 22, 2011 | Athletics
Valparaiso had 80 student-athletes honored as the Horizon League has announced its 2010 Fall Academic Honor Roll. The league's 10 institutions combined for 724 total honorees across all 19 league-sponsored sports.
March 21, 2011 | Softball
Six games are on the slate for Valparaiso this week, as the Crusaders open the week with a twinbill at IUPUI Tuesday before opening the home campaign against Michigan State Friday. Horizon League play then begins this weekend with Valpo hosting Detroit for a three-game series.
March 20, 2011 | Women's Bowling
#11 Valparaiso concluded action at the Music City Classic in Nashville, Tenn. on Sunday, finishing the three-day event in 18th place.
March 20, 2011 | Baseball
Robbie Robinson (Brea, Calif./Olinda H.S.) and Bobby Martin (Crystal Lake, Ill./Prairie Ridge H.S.) both hit two-run home runs on Sunday afternoon as Valparaiso defeated SIU Edwardsville 9-5 at the Simmons Cooper Complex in Edwardsville, Ill.
March 20, 2011 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso came up short on Sunday morning in a Horizon League match against Green Bay, falling 7-0 to the Phoenix at the Homewood-Flossmoor Racquet Club in Flossmoor, Ill.
March 19, 2011 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso saw its three-match winning streak come to an end on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders suffered a 6-1 setback to Green Bay in their Horizon League opener at the Northwest Athletic Club in Michigan City, Ind.
March 19, 2011 | Women's Bowling
The #11 Valparaiso bowling team continued action on the second of three days of competition at the Music City Classic in Nashville, Tenn. on Saturday.
March 19, 2011 | Baseball
Valparaiso got a great pitching performance for the second straight day, this time by Damon McCormick (Louisville, Ky./Saint Xavier H.S.), but the Crusader offensive again was unable to produce a run as the Brown and Gold fell 1-0 to Creighton on Saturday at the Simmons Cooper Complex in Edwardsville, Ill.
March 18, 2011 | Baseball
Tyler Deetjen (Saint Charles, Ill./East H.S.) allowed just one run on Friday evening while throwing his second complete game of the season, but that would be all the runs SIU Edwardsville would need, as the Cougars defeated Valparaiso 1-0 at the Simmons Cooper Complex in Edwardsville, Ill.
March 18, 2011 | Women's Bowling
Returning to the lanes competitively for the first time in over a month, the #11 Valparaiso bowling team went 2-4 on the first day of the Music City Classic in Nashville, Tenn. and sits in 16th place after the first of three days of action.
March 18, 2011 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso opened up the Horizon League portion of its schedule on Friday evening, falling 7-0 at the Homewood-Flossmoor Racquet Club in Flossmoor, Ill.
March 18, 2011 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso men's soccer head coach Mike Avery introduced five student-athletes today who have accepted Valparaiso's University's offer of admission and will join the Crusaders for the upcoming 2011 campaign. With eleven total additions to date, Avery's Crusader squad has added significant depth and talent to the roster of a team coming off back-to-back winning seasons for the first time in program history.
March 18, 2011 | Women's Bowling
Despite not competing since the last poll, the Valparaiso bowling program rose another spot in the March iteration of the National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA) poll, coming in at #11 this month.
March 17, 2011 | Baseball
Valparaiso spends its final weekend of action before Horizon League play begins by traveling to Edwardsville, Ill. for three games. The Crusaders will face host SIU Edwardsville on both Friday and Sunday while playing a neutral site contest versus Creighton in a Saturday matinee.
March 16, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso cut a double-digit second-half deficit to six points on multiple occasions in the final 20 minutes, but could get no closer, as the Crusaders dropped an 85-77 decision to Iona Wednesday evening in the first round of the 2011 CollegeInsider.com Tournament at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
March 15, 2011 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso University's Jose Gaspar (Sao Paulo, Brazil/CEAD H.S.) has been named the Horizon League's men's tennis Athlete of the Week for the second straight time after posting a 4-0 record last week in Crusader victories over Robert Morris (Pa.) and South Dakota State.
March 15, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso returns to the postseason for the tenth time in 16 years as the Crusaders make their first-ever appearance in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) Wednesday evening, hosting Iona in first-round action. This marks the first time in the Crusaders' Division I era that they have hosted a national postseason tournament game.
March 13, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso announced Sunday evening that it has accepted a bid into the 2011 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) and that the Crusaders will host Iona on Wednesday, March 16 at the Athletics-Recreation Center at 7:05 p.m. CDT.
March 13, 2011 | Baseball
An unearned run in the bottom of the 11th inning lifted UNLV to a 6-5 victory over Valparaiso on Sunday at Wilson Stadium in the finale of a four-game weekend series in Las Vegas, Nev.
March 12, 2011 | Baseball
Kyle Gaedele (Arlington Heights, Ill./Rolling Meadows H.S.) had four hits, including three for extra bases, and drove in four runs in Saturday's doubleheader, but Valparaiso dropped both ends of the twinbill 11-5 and 7-4 to UNLV at Wilson Stadium in Las Vegas, Nev.
March 11, 2011 | Baseball
Valparaiso opened a four-game weekend series at UNLV on Friday evening, but the Rebels limited the Crusaders to just six hits on the evening while posting a 12-2 win over the Brown and Gold at Wilson Stadium in Las Vegas, Nev.
March 11, 2011 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball team will be leaving Florida on a winning note, as the Crusaders closed out their spring break trip Friday at the Rebel Spring Games in Kissimmee, Fla. with a 3-0 victory over Wagner and an 11-5 win over Penn, extending their winning streak to five games.
March 11, 2011 | Football
Valparaiso will open spring football practice next Friday, March 18, at Brown Field, for the first of 15 workouts during the months of March and April.
March 10, 2011 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso wrapped up its spring trip in Aguadilla, P.R. on Thursday, dropping a pair of matches. The Crusaders fell to both Connecticut and Bryant by 7-0 scores.
March 10, 2011 | Baseball
Valparaiso will wrap up its two week spring break trip this weekend with a four-game series at UNLV. The Crusaders will look to build some momentum and snap their losing skid before returning to the Midwest while the Rebels are off to a hot start this season after downing #14 Arizona on Wednesday.
March 10, 2011 | Football
The Valparaiso University football program will be holding a one day, Junior and Senior Camp on Sunday, June 19 at Brown Field from noon until 4 p.m. and is hosted by the Crusader coaching staff.
March 09, 2011 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso opened its spring trip in Aguadilla, P.R. on Wednesday, falling to nationally-ranked Virginia Tech 7-0.
March 09, 2011 | Softball
Valparaiso matched a program single-game record with eight stolen bases in a 9-1 run-rule victory over Florida A&M, and added five more steals in a 4-0 shutout of Temple as the Crusaders won twice Wednesday at the Rebel Spring Games in Kissimmee, Fla.
March 09, 2011 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso wrapped up its spring trip on Wednesday with its third straight victory, defeating South Dakota State 6-1 at the Martin Tennis Complex in Winter Park, Fla. The Crusaders finished their trip to the Sunshine State 3-1 and have now won five of their last seven matches overall.
March 09, 2011 | Football
Valparaiso University had 19 members of its football program named to the Pioneer Football League's Academic Honor Roll for their work in the classroom during the Fall, 2010 semester.
March 09, 2011 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso women's basketball program has announced the dates of two camps which will be held this summer at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
March 09, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Redshirt junior guard Brandon Wood (Kokomo, Ind./Kokomo [Highland C.C./Southern Illinois]) continues to rake in honors for his 2010-2011 campaign, as he was named Wednesday to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District 12 First Team.
March 08, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso junior guard Brandon Wood (Kokomo, Ind./Kokomo [Highland C.C./Southern Illinois]) represented the Crusaders on the Horizon League All-Tournament Team after averaging 24.7 points per game on Valpo's run to the league semifinals.
March 08, 2011 | Softball
Valparaiso used a four-run sixth inning to snap a three-game losing streak as it defeated Robert Morris, 4-2, in its second game of the day Tuesday at the Rebel Spring Games in Kissimmee, Fla. The Crusaders dropped a 2-0 decision to South Dakota in the day's opener.
March 08, 2011 | Men's Tennis
For the second straight day Valparaiso cruised to a 7-0 victory, this time against Robert Morris (Pa.) on Tuesday at the Martin Tennis Complex in Winter Park, Fla.
March 08, 2011 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso University women's soccer coach John Marovich has announced that the Crusaders will play seven matches over five different dates as part of the Brown and Gold's spring schedule.
March 08, 2011 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso University's Jose Gaspar (Sao Paulo, Brazil/CEAD H.S.) has been named the Horizon League's Player of the Week in men's tennis after posting a pair of singles victories last week.
March 07, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso led Detroit for the first 28 minutes on Monday evening in the first round of the Horizon League Championship at Calihan Hall, but the Titans went on a 28-8 run midway through the second half and hung on to defeat the Crusaders 57-50 to end the Brown and Gold's 2010-2011 season.
March 07, 2011 | Men's Soccer
Members of the Valparaiso University men's soccer program will be getting their heads shaved for charity this Saturday, Mar. 12 as the program teams up with St. Baldrick's Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives.
March 07, 2011 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso's men's tennis team won for the third time in its last five matches on Monday morning, shutting out Saint Cloud State 7-0 at Star Island Resort in Kissimmee, Fla.
March 06, 2011 | Baseball
Five Valparaiso University errors led to four unearned runs for Cal Poly on Sunday afternoon as the Mustangs completed a weekend sweep of the Crusaders, downing the Brown and Gold 7-1 at Baggett Stadium in San Luis Obispo, Calif.
March 06, 2011 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball team closed play Sunday at Florida's Lipton Invitational by taking on its second consecutive opponent receiving votes for the nation's top-25, but could not earn a victory as the Crusaders fell to Syracuse 6-0.
March 06, 2011 | Women's Basketball
The second season starts for Valparaiso on Monday evening as the Crusaders begin action in the first round of the Horizon League Championships at Calihan Hall in Detroit, Mich. against the Detroit Titans. The Crusaders and Titans split the two regular season meetings and the winner will advance to the quarterfinals on Wednesday to face Butler.
March 06, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University's Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury H.S.) has been named to the Horizon League's All-Newcomer Team as the conference handed out its annual postseason awards on Sunday (March 6).
March 05, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Junior guard Brandon Wood (Kokomo, Ind./Kokomo [Highland C.C./Southern Illinois]) scored 24 points Saturday night, but it wasn't enough, as fourth-seeded Valparaiso fell in Horizon League Championship semifinal action at top-seeded Milwaukee, 70-63.
March 05, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso's women's basketball team will open the 2011 Horizon League Championship on Monday evening, March 7 at Calihan Hall in Detroit, Mich. as the Crusaders battle Detroit. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m. CST.
March 05, 2011 | Baseball
Valparaiso managed just six hits on Saturday evening as Cal Poly shut out the Crusaders 11-0 at Baggett Stadium in San Luis Obispo, Calif. in the middle game of a three-game weekend series.
March 05, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso was within one point of Butler with under nine minutes to play on Saturday afternoon, but the Bulldogs pulled away down the stretch to defeat the Crusaders 58-47 at the Athletics-Recreation Center to spoil Senior Day for the Brown and Gold.
March 05, 2011 | Softball
For the second straight day, the Valparaiso softball team split a pair of games at the Lipton Invitational in Gainesville, Fla., defeating Gardner-Webb Saturday morning, 4-1, before falling to a Pacific squad receiving top-25 votes, 7-1.
March 05, 2011 | Men's Tennis
Returning to the courts early Saturday morning after play was called Friday night due to rain, Presbyterian won both of the final two matches that were resumed to defeat Valparaiso 5-2 at Star Island Resort in Kissimmee, Fla.
March 05, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso makes the quick turnaround to Horizon League Championship semifinal action on Saturday evening as the fourth-seeded Crusaders take on host and top-seeded Milwaukee at 7:30 p.m. Valpo is looking to advance to the title game for the first time since joining the league.
March 04, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso connected on a Horizon League Championship record 15 3-pointers, seven of which came in the final 20 minutes from Brandon Wood (Kokomo, Ind./Kokomo [Highland C.C./Southern Illinois]), who scored 30 points in all as the Crusaders downed Detroit in quarterfinal action Friday night in Milwaukee, Wis., 88-78. Valpo plays at Milwaukee in the second semifinal Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
March 04, 2011 | Baseball
Valparaiso held a one-run lead midway through Friday evening's series opener at Cal Poly, but the Mustangs scored three times in the fifth and added four more runs in the seventh on the way to an 8-3 victory over the Crusaders at Baggett Stadium in San Luis Obispo, Calif.
March 04, 2011 | Softball
Valparaiso opened play at #2/3 Florida's Lipton Invitational in Gainesville, Fla. Friday with a pair of games, earning a split of the two contests. The Crusaders began the day with a quick 8-0 five-inning win over North Dakota State before competing well with the top-five host Gators, as only one big inning was the difference in a 13-4 Valpo loss.
March 04, 2011 | Men's Tennis
In what turned out to be a long day and night of tennis, a final result still was not decided when rain interrupted play for the third time, and brought an end to the match for the night on Friday with Presbyterian leading Valparaiso 3-2 with two matches still in progress at Star Island Resort in Kissimmee, Fla.
March 04, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso closes out the 2010-2011 regular season on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders host longtime instate rival Butler at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Both teams are battling for seeding in next week's Horizon League Championship and Valpo's three seniors will be honored prior to the game as part of the annual Senior Day festivities.
March 03, 2011 | Baseball
After a break from action on Thursday, Valparaiso's first complete off day in a week, the Crusaders return to the diamond this weekend, moving to the coast of California for a three-game weekend series with Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. Both teams are still looking for its first series win of the season.
March 03, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso makes the trip north to Milwaukee for the quarterfinal round of the 2011 Horizon League Men's Basketball Championship, as the fourth-seeded Crusaders face off against fifth-seeded Detroit Friday evening.
March 02, 2011 | Baseball
Valparaiso fought back from a large deficit after two innings on Wednesday afternoon, but it was not enough as the Crusaders fell to Cal State Bakersfield 7-4 at Hardt Field in Bakersfield, Calif.
March 02, 2011 | Softball
Valparaiso continues its spring break trip to Florida with a stop in Gainesville this weekend to take part in the Lipton Invitational, hosted by the University of Florida. The host Gators are the second top-ten squad the Crusaders will face this week, while two other teams receiving votes in the national polls are on the docket as well.
March 01, 2011 | Men's Basketball
After trailing by double figures early, fourth-seeded Valparaiso built as much as a 19-point second half lead and then held off a rally by ninth-seeded Youngstown State, eventually earning an 80-71 win in first round action of the 2011 Horizon League Men's Basketball Championship Tuesday evening at the ARC. The Crusaders advance to play fifth-seeded Detroit in the quarterfinals Friday at 7:30 p.m. in Milwaukee.
March 01, 2011 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball team gave #8/5 Michigan its toughest test of the 2011 season to date, heading into the seventh inning tied on Tuesday afternoon, but the undefeated Wolverines pushed across a run in the bottom half of the frame to hand the Crusaders a 2-1 defeat in Orlando, Fla. Valpo was unable to come up with a similar effort in the nightcap, falling 6-1 against UCF.
March 01, 2011 | Baseball
Cal State Bakersfield limited Valparaiso to just four hits on Tuesday afternoon as the Roadrunners defeated the Crusaders 9-0 in the opening game of a two-game midweek series at Hardt Field in Bakersfield, Calif.
March 01, 2011 | Women's Golf
After rain forced the of the opening round MSU NewWave Communications Classic, Valparaiso's women's golf team finally took to the links for the first time this spring on Tuesday, finishing fifth in the rain-shortened event at Miller Memorial Golf Course in Murray, Ky.
March 01, 2011 | Baseball
Valparaiso continues its west coast swing heading north from Northridge, Calif. up to Bakersfield for a two-game midweek series against Cal State Bakersfield. The Crusaders are nearing the midway point of a 13-game trip to California and Nevada while the Roadrunners are wrapping up a nine-game homestand to open the year hosting Valpo.
February 28, 2011 | Baseball
Cal State Northridge scored twice in the seventh and added another run in the eighth to squelch a late Valparaiso rally and defeat the Crusaders 6-3 on Monday afternoon at Matador Field in the final game of a four-game series in Northridge, Calif.
February 28, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso opens the 2011 Horizon League Men's Basketball Championship at the ARC on Tuesday evening, as the fourth-seeded Crusaders host ninth-seeded Youngstown State in first round action. Valpo enters this year's tournament having finished just one game out of first place in the final regular season standings.
February 28, 2011 | Softball
Valparaiso sophomore infielder Jessie Marinec (Alsip, Ill./Marist) has been named the Horizon League Batter of the Week after picking up hits in all five games last weekend as the Crusaders won Stetson's Hatter Classic. It marks the first weekly honor from the league office for Marinec.
February 28, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso junior guard Brandon Wood (Kokomo, Ind./Kokomo [Highland C.C./Southern Illinois]) earned a spot on the First Team All-Horizon League squad, as the league office unveiled its postseason awards today.
February 28, 2011 | Women's Golf
Heavy rains in the Murray, Ky. area have left Miller Memorial Golf Course unplayable for Monday, so the Valparaiso University women's golf team will have to wait another day to open their 2011 spring season.
February 27, 2011 | Baseball
Valparaiso got solid starting pitching in both games of Sunday's doubleheader against Cal State Northridge, and managed a split of the twinbill winning the opener 2-1 before falling 5-2 in the nightcap at Matador Field in Northridge, Calif.
February 27, 2011 | Men's Track & Field
Senior Jarrett Mickens was named the Horizon League's Most Outstanding Field Performer, while freshman Julian Smith was named Running Newcomer of the Year as both lowered their own school records on Sunday to lead Valparaiso in the final day of action at the league's Indoor Track and Field Championships in Geneva, Ohio.
February 27, 2011 | Women's Track & Field
The Valparaiso women's track and field squad closed out competition at the 2011 Horizon League Indoor Championships Sunday in Geneva, Ohio, finishing the meet in seventh place.
February 27, 2011 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball team will be bringing home some hardware from its annual spring break trip to Florida, as the Crusaders defeated Bethune-Cookman on Sunday morning, 5-2, in the championship game of the Hatter Classic in DeLand, Fla.
February 26, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso sent seniors Cory Johnson , Howard Little and Michael Rogers out winners in their last regular-season home game at the ARC on Saturday, downing UIC 79-65. The Crusaders will be the fourth seed for the 2011 Horizon League Championship and host Youngstown State Tuesday in first-round action at 7 p.m.
February 26, 2011 | Softball
The second day of action at the Hatter Classic was not as kind to the Valparaiso softball team as was the first day, as the Crusaders dropped a pair of close decisions, falling 1-0 in eight innings to Bethune-Cookman and 5-3 to host Stetson on Saturday.
February 26, 2011 | Men's Track & Field
Senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) bettered his own school record en route to winning the long jump Saturday, while freshman Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) established a new standard in the 200m dash as the Valparaiso men's track and field team competed on day one of the 2011 Horizon League Indoor Championships in Geneva, Ohio.
February 26, 2011 | Women's Track & Field
Freshmen Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) and Kelley Freeman (Valparaiso, Ind./Chesterton) both posted top-five finishes Saturday as the Valparaiso women's track and field team closed the first of two days of competition at the 2011 Horizon League Indoor Track and Field Championships in seventh place.
February 26, 2011 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso's men's swim team finished in sixth place to conclude the Horizon League Championships on Saturday at Busbey Natatorium in Cleveland, Ohio, wrapping up the 2010-2011 season.
February 26, 2011 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso's women's swim team saw its 2010-2011 season come to a close on Saturday evening as the Crusaders finished in seventh place at the Horizon League Championships at Busbey Natatorium in Cleveland, Ohio.
February 26, 2011 | Baseball
It took two days to compete, the series opener between Valparaiso and Cal State Northridge finally was completed on Saturday afternoon at Matador Field, with the host Matadors posting a 13-4 victory over the Crusaders in Northridge, Calif.
February 26, 2011 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso batted in every match with 49th-ranked Michigan State on Saturday, with freshman Eric Honert (Arvada, Colo./Ralston Valley H.S.) earning a singles victory, but the Spartans emerged with a 6-1 victory over the Crusaders at the MSU Indoor Tennis Facility in East Lansing, Mich.
February 26, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Rashida Ray (Fort Wayne, Ind./Harding H.S.) scored a career-high 21 points for Valparaiso on Saturday afternoon, but the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee hit the game-winning jumper with 4.9 seconds to play to defeat the Crusaders 70-69 at the Klotsche Center.
February 26, 2011 | Baseball
The four-game weekend series between Valparaiso and Cal State Northridge has been changed due to forecasted rain in the Northridge, Calif. area late on Saturday.
February 25, 2011 | Men's Swimming & Diving
David Sivak (Hobart, Ind./Hobart H.S.) advanced to the finals in a pair of events on Friday, to lead Valparaiso on the third day of the Horizon League Championships, which are taking place at the Busbey Natatorium in Cleveland, Ohio.
February 25, 2011 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso's women's swim team heads into the final day of the season in seventh place at the Horizon League Championships at Busbey Natatorium in Cleveland, Ohio after scoring 101 points through three days.
February 25, 2011 | Softball
A pair of solid pitching performances and the home run ball helped the Valparaiso softball team to a pair of wins to open play at the Hatter Classic in DeLand, Fla. on Friday. The Crusaders opened play with a 4-1 win over Charleston Southern before defeating host Stetson by a count of 5-2.
February 25, 2011 | Baseball
Game one of the four-game weekend series between Valparaiso and Cal State Northridge scheduled for Friday afternoon has been postponed due to rain in the Northridge, Calif. Area.
February 25, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso concludes the 2010-2011 regular season Saturday evening as the Crusaders host UIC at the ARC. It is the Crusaders' Senior Night, as Cory Johnson, Howard Little and Michael Rogers will all be recognized prior to the game and will address the crowd following the game.
February 25, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso closes out the road portion of the 2010-2011 regular season on Saturday afternoon in Wisconsin as the Crusaders battle Milwaukee. With a victory against the Panthers, the Brown and Gold would remain in the hunt to host a first round Horizon League Tournament game.
February 24, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Two runs early in the game broke the game open on Thursday evening as #17/13 Green Bay defeated Valparaiso 75-48 in front of 2,237 fans at the Kress Events Center in Green Bay, Wis.
February 24, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso shot just 35.2% from the floor and hit just two 3-pointers in a 68-48 loss to Loyola Thursday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
February 24, 2011 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso remained in seventh place in the standings follow the second day of the Horizon League Championships on Thursday at Busbey Natatorium in Cleveland, Ohio.
February 24, 2011 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso finished day two of the Horizon League Championships on Thursday and senior David Sivak (Hobart, Ind./Hobart H.S.) set a new school record as the Crusaders remain in sixth place at the midway point of competition at Busbey Natatorium in Cleveland, Ohio.
February 24, 2011 | Women's Bowling
Valparaiso continues to be ranked among the nation's best bowling programs, rising one spot to #12 in the latest iteration of the National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA) poll.
February 24, 2011 | Baseball
Due to forecasted inclement weather in the Northridge, Calif. area, the baseball series opener between Valparaiso and Cal State Northridge on Friday, Feb. 25 has been moved up to 3 p.m. CST.
February 24, 2011 | Men's Track & Field
Senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) has been named the Horizon League Male Scholar-Athlete for the month of January for his stellar work both in competition and in the classroom.
February 24, 2011 | Softball
Valparaiso kicks off its annual spring break trip to Florida at Stetson's Hatter Classic Feb. 25-27, playing five games over the course of three days. The Crusaders then take to the field Mar. 1 at UCF, playing a top-ten Michigan squad in addition to the host Knights.
February 23, 2011 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso opened the2011 Horizon League Championships in seventh place following the opening day of competition at Busbey Natatorium in Cleveland, Ohio. The Crusaders tallied 48 points on day one, four points ahead of eighth place Butler.
February 23, 2011 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso began the 2011 Horizon League Championships on Wednesday evening at the Busbey Natatorium in Cleveland, Ohio. Through three events the Crusaders are in sixth place with 52 points.
February 23, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso starts the final weekend of regular season play at the ARC Thursday evening as the Crusaders host the Ramblers of Loyola. Valpo enters the final two games of league play still in the fight for one of the top two seeds and a double bye into the tournament semifinals.
February 23, 2011 | Women's Golf
The second spring season of Valparaiso University women's golf is set to commence, and after the fall season the Crusaders have already shown considerable improvement over their inaugural year.
February 23, 2011 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso University head men's soccer coach Mike Avery introduced a six member recruiting class today that will help the Crusaders build on the momentum of back-to-back winning seasons for the first time in program history. Valparaiso is coming off a 9-8-2 campaign in 2010, and Avery's squad has posted an impressive 19-15-6 mark in the past two seasons.
February 23, 2011 | Baseball
Valparaiso begins its annual two-week spring trip excursion this weekend as the Crusaders face Cal State Northridge in a four-game weekend series. Valpo is in the midst of a 23-game season-opening road trip which runs through the month of March.
February 22, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso heads to the state of Wisconsin for its final road trip of the 2010-2011 regular season this weekend. The Crusaders begin the excursion with a Thursday night stop at #17/13 Green Bay, looking to hand the nationally-ranked Phoenix their first Horizon League defeat.
February 21, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Despite trailing by 16 points in the first half and by as many as 11 in the second half, Valparaiso forced the game into overtime and led by two points with under 30 seconds to play, but Green Bay scored the final three points within the last 20 seconds to close out the game, as the Phoenix defeated the Crusaders 81-80 Monday night in Green Bay, Wis.
February 20, 2011 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso won the crucial doubles point and then took four of the six singles matches to defeat Eastern Illinois 5-2 on Sunday afternoon at the South Bend Racquet Club in Mishawauka, Ind. for the Crusaders' second straight victory.
February 20, 2011 | Baseball
For the third time this weekend Valparaiso jumped on top first, but Austin Peay again rebounded on Sunday afternoon to take the third and final game of the weekend series from the Crusaders 7-3 at Raymond C. Hand Park in Clarksville, Tenn.
February 20, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso enters the final week of regular season play with its final road game of the year, traveling north to take on Green Bay Monday evening. The Crusaders enter the final week of play tied in the loss column atop the Horizon League standings.
February 19, 2011 | Men's Basketball
In front of a sellout crowd and national television audience on ESPN2, Valparaiso made its stamp on the Sears BracketBusters event with a stellar performance, shooting over 58% from the floor and leading nearly start to finish in an 80-67 victory over Missouri State Saturday afternoon.
February 19, 2011 | Women's Track & Field
Freshman Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) continued to move up the Crusader all-time charts in the throws as the Valparaiso women's track and field team completed its final tuneup for the upcoming Horizon League Championships on Saturday, making the short trip south to compete at the Boilermaker Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind.
February 19, 2011 | Men's Track & Field
Freshman Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) set a new program record in the 60m dash on Saturday as the Valparaiso men's track and field team completed its final preparations for next week's league championship meet by competing at the Boilermaker Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind.
February 19, 2011 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso won five of the six singles matches in straight sets and swept through the doubles point on the way to registering the Crusaders' first victory of the spring season on Saturday afternoon, downing Grace 7-0 at the South Bend Racquet Club in Mishawauka, Ind.
February 19, 2011 | Baseball
Valparaiso scored three times in the top of the ninth inning to force extras on Saturday afternoon but Austin Peay pushed across the winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning to defeat the Crusaders 11-10 at Raymond C. Hand Park in Clarksville, Tenn. in the middle game of a three-game weekend series.
February 19, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso held the lead heading into the final five minutes on Saturday morning, but UIC finished the game on a 16-7 run to defeat the Crusaders 69-64 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
February 18, 2011 | Baseball
Valparaiso had to wait out a rain delay of more than four hours to start the 2011 baseball season on Friday, and once the Crusaders took the mound Austin Peay scored three times in both the fifth and sixth innings to rally from behind and down the Brown and Gold 7-3 at Raymond C. Hand Park in Clarksville, Tenn.
February 18, 2011 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso picked up a pair of singles wins on Friday afternoon, but it was not enough to defeat Bradley as the Braves notched a 5-2 victory over the Crusaders at the Clubs at River City in Peoria, Ill.
February 18, 2011 | Men's Tennis
Trailing 3-0, Valparaiso roared back on Friday morning but fell one point short of completing the comeback as the Crusaders dropped a 4-3 match to Toledo at the Northwest Athletic Club in Michigan City, Ind.
February 18, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Having won three straight home games following a thrilling come-from-behind victory on Thursday night, Valparaiso closes out its brief two-game homestand on Saturday morning entertaining UIC. The game against the Flames is Valpo's annual WBCA Pink Zone game, honoring breast cancer survivors.
February 18, 2011 | Volleyball
Seniors Val Bollenbacher (Bremen, Ind./Bremen) and Katie Layman (LaPorte, Ind./New Prairie) were joined by sophomore Taylor Root (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) as Valparaiso placed three athletes on the 2010 Horizon League Academic All-League Team in volleyball.
February 18, 2011 | Men's Cross Country
Senior Chris Bednarczyk (Carmel, Ind./Westfield) and junior Jordan Piaskowy (Crete, Ill./Illiana Christian) earned spots on the Horizon League men's cross country 2010 Academic All-League Team.
February 17, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Trailing by 13 points with just over six minutes to play, Valparaiso closed with a 20-3 run, taking the lead on a lay-in by Skyler Gick (Otterbein, Ind./Benton Central H.S.) with 15 seconds to play, and defeated Loyola (Chicago) 72-68 on Thursday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
February 17, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso steps out of league play for the final time in the regular season, hosting Missouri State Saturday afternoon live on ESPN2 as part of the Sears BracketBusters event. The game, which starts at 4 p.m., will feature Dave O'Brien and Dick Vitale on the call.
February 17, 2011 | Baseball
Valparaiso opens the 2011 baseball season with a three-game weekend set at Austin Peay. The Crusaders look to get off to a quick start on the road, as the Brown and Gold will be away from home for 23 straight games to open the year.
February 17, 2011 | Men's Soccer
The Valparaiso men's soccer program had four players honored as the Horizon League announced the 2010 Academic All-League team.
February 16, 2011 | Men's Basketball
In a see-saw battle Wednesday evening that saw both teams claim double-digit leads at one point, Valparaiso had a pair of point-blank attempts for the go-ahead basket roll around and out in the final ten seconds as Milwaukee eventually claimed a 79-76 win over the Crusaders in Milwaukee, Wis.
February 16, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso returns home to the Athletics-Recreation Center on Thursday evening seeking its third straight home win while trying to rebound from a pair of road setbacks last weekend in Ohio. The Crusaders will host Loyola (Chicago) looking to sweep the season series from the Ramblers.
February 16, 2011 | Baseball
The Valparaiso University baseball team takes to the diamond with high hopes for the 2011 campaign. The Crusaders are coming off of a third place finish in last year's Horizon League Tournament, and return 22 players from last year's squad.
February 15, 2011 | Men's Track & Field
For the third time this year, senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) has been honored by the Horizon League as its Male Field Athlete of the Week.
February 15, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso looks for its 20th win of the 2010-2011 campaign on Wednesday evening, as the Crusaders hit the road to take on Milwaukee. Valpo enters Wednesday's game atop the Horizon League standings with just four league games remaining.
February 15, 2011 | Baseball, Men's Basketball, Athletics
A multi-sport athlete while at Valparaiso, Tom Orton was a three-year starter in both baseball and basketball for the Crusaders, and, on Saturday, February 19 he will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame.
February 14, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso's third annual NCAA Pink Zone game will take place this Saturday as the Crusader host UIC at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Tip-off is set for 11:05 a.m. against the Flames.
February 14, 2011 | Football
Valparaiso University head football coach Dale Carlson has announced that Chris Bowers has been named the Crusaders' new special teams coordinator and secondary coach. Robert Lee, who had been the special teams coordinator last season, has been promoted to defensive coordinator.
February 14, 2011 | Volleyball
Valparaiso sophomore libero Taylor Root (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) has been named one of the Top Five Liberos of 2010 by the Collegiate Volleyball Update (CVU.com) after her record-setting campaign.
February 14, 2011 | Men's Cross Country, Men's Track & Field, Athletics
One of the top runners ever at Valparaiso, Dennis Murray held seven school records on the oval during his career with the Crusaders, and, on Saturday, February 19 he will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame.
February 13, 2011 | Women's Tennis
Stephanie York (Elkhart, Ind./Jimtown H.S.) won in both single sand doubles for Valparaiso on Sunday afternoon, but Valparaiso fell to Saint Joseph's (Ind.) 6-3 in Rensselaer, Ind.
February 13, 2011 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso won a doubles match and forced three sets in four singles contests, but was unable to get on the scoreboard on Sunday afternoon as the Crusaders fell 7-0 to Bradley at the South Bend Racquet Club in Mishawauka, Ind.
February 13, 2011 | Softball
Valparaiso run-ruled a BCS opponent for the first time in the modern era, trouncing Iowa State 11-2 in five innings to close play at the Cyclone Indoor Invitational Sunday afternoon in Ames, Iowa. The Crusaders bounced back from an 11-4 defeat against the Cyclones in the opening game of Sunday's twinbill.
February 12, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso won its 11th Horizon League game, the most in a season since the Crusaders joined the league, and maintained its spot atop the league's standings in tight fashion, earning a 58-56 victory over Wright State Saturday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
February 12, 2011 | Men's Track & Field
Senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) won the triple jump for the third time in five meets this season and also posted a podium finish in the long jump to lead the Valparaiso men's track and field team as it competed at the GVSU Big Meet in Allendale, Mich. on Saturday.
February 12, 2011 | Women's Track & Field
Freshmen Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) and Kelley Freeman (Valparaiso, Ind./Chesterton) each posted performances among Valpo's all-time best on Saturday as the Valparaiso women's track and field team competed at the GVSU Big Meet in Allendale, Mich.
February 12, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso rallied from nine points down with just over a minute to play and had a chance to tie at the buzzer, but a three-point attempt rimmed out as the Crusaders fell 79-76 to Youngstown State on Saturday afternoon at the Beeghly Center in Youngstown, Ohio.
February 12, 2011 | Softball
Valparaiso head coach Jordan Stevens earned his first victory at the helm of the Crusaders as they pounded out 16 hits in a 9-4 victory over Western Illinois in their second game at the Cyclone Indoor Invitational in Ames, Iowa. In the season opener, Valpo dropped a 2-1 decision to Creighton.
February 12, 2011 | Women's Tennis
Stephanie York (Elkhart, Ind./Jimtown H.S.) won in straight sets for Valparaiso and the Crusaders went three sets in three other singles matches, but Kalamazoo came away with an 8-1 victory over the Brown and Gold Saturday morning at the Markin Center in Kalamazoo, Mich.
February 11, 2011 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso forced a pair of matches to go the distance on Friday afternoon, but Ball State came away victorious in every match as the Cardinals downed the Crusaders 7-0 at the Muncie YMCA.
February 11, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso will conclude its two-game Ohio road trip on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders head to Youngstown State. Valpo will look to bounce back from a six-point loss at Cleveland State in a contest which begins at 3:35 p.m. CST, three-and-a-half hours later than previously scheduled.
February 11, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso looks for its third straight victory on Saturday as the Crusaders aim to remain atop the Horizon League standings, hosting Wright State at the ARC. Valpo improved to 9-2 at home this year with its Thursday victory over Detroit.
February 11, 2011 | Softball
A program on the rise, the Valparaiso University softball team took another step forward last year, winning a school-record 35 games and advancing to the final day of the Horizon League Championship. 15 of 18 letterwinners return from that squad for the 2011 campaign, which begins this weekend at Iowa State's Cyclone Indoor Invitational.
February 11, 2011 | Women's Soccer, Athletics
One of the most proficient goal scorers in school history, Emily King led the Valparaiso University soccer program to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 2005, and, on Saturday, February 19 she will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame.
February 10, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso overcame a nine-point first half deficit to take the halftime lead and then never trailed in the second half in an 82-74 victory over Detroit at the Athletics-Recreation Center Thursday night. With the win, the Crusaders remain atop the Horizon League standings at 10-3 with five games remaining.
February 10, 2011 | Women's Basketball
A 9-2 run late in the second half by Cleveland State proved to be the difference on Thursday evening as the Vikings defeated Valparaiso 57-51 at the Wolstein Center in Cleveland, Ohio to snap the Crusaders' two-game winning streak.
February 10, 2011 | Volleyball
Valparaiso has been chosen as the Collegiate Volleyball Update (CVU.com) 2010 Deep Digging Team of the Year after a 2010 campaign in which the Crusaders stood out all across the back line.
February 10, 2011 | Football, Athletics
An outstanding player for the Crusaders on the football field, Rob Giancola set numerous receiving records during his time at Valparaiso, and, on Saturday, February 19 he will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame.
February 09, 2011 | Football
Four Valparaiso University football players have been named to the Academic All-Pioneer Football League Team, including two on the First Team and two more on the Second Team the conference has announced.
February 09, 2011 | Baseball
Valparaiso University has been picked to finish in fourth place this season in the Horizon League according to the 2011 preseason poll as voted upon by the league's head coaches.
February 09, 2011 | Athletics
A talented multi-sport athlete during his collegiate days at Valparaiso, Fred Donath excelled in both football and wrestling for the Brown and Gold, and on Saturday, February 19 he will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame.
February 09, 2011 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso University has announced that its men's tennis match against IUPUI that was postponed on Feb. 5 due to icy road conditions has been rescheduled for Apr. 13 at the Valpo Tennis Complex.
February 08, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Saturday's women's basketball game between Valparaiso and Youngstown State at the Beeghly Center in Youngstown, Ohio has been pushed back to a 3:35 p.m. CST tip-off to accommodate a memorial service for YSU student Jamail Johnson on Saturday morning in the same building.
February 08, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso looks to carry the momentum from last weekend's back-to-back victories on to the road Thursday evening as the Crusaders head to Ohio to battle Cleveland State. The Brown and Gold will look for its first three-game winning streak since opening the 2009-2010 season with three straight victories.
February 08, 2011 | Softball
The Valparaiso University softball team has been picked to finish in fifth place in the Horizon League standings for the 2011 season in preseason polling by the league's head coaches.
February 08, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso puts first place on the line yet again Thursday evening when the Crusaders return home to the ARC to host Detroit. Valpo closes the regular season with five of its last seven games at home.
February 07, 2011 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso University head soccer coach John Marovich has announced the signings of five future Crusaders to National Letters of Intent. Joining the Crusaders for the 2011 season are Kelsey Draper, Abby Kenyon, Yvonne Metz, Rachel Sheehan, and Kristen Warner.
February 05, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso rallied from a 10-point deficit with nine minutes to play and recovered after a Youngstown State buzzer-beater to end regulation, as the Crusaders eventually earned an 86-78 overtime victory over the Penguins Saturday evening in Youngstown, Ohio. With the win, in which Brandon Wood led all players with 31 points, Valpo remains tied in the loss column atop the Horizon League standings.
February 05, 2011 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso's women's swim team finished up the dual meet portion of the schedule on Saturday afternoon picking up a pair of victories in Macomb, Ill. The Crusaders defeated host Western Illinois 154-88 and Monmouth (Ill.) 160-84.
February 05, 2011 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso's men's swim team closed the dual meet portion of the 2010-2011 season on Saturday afternoon earning its first victory of the season defeating Monmouth (Ill.) 149-83 in Macomb, Ill. The Crusaders also fell 134-100 to host Western Illinois in double dual meet action.
February 05, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso got 29 points from its bench on Saturday afternoon and utilized a 16-0 second half run to defeat Detroit 57-46 at the Athletics-Recreation Center for the Crusaders' second straight victory.
February 05, 2011 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso opened the 2011 spring season on Saturday afternoon but ran into a tough Ball State squad, falling to the Cardinals 7-0 at the Northwest Athletic Club in Michigan City, Ind.
February 05, 2011 | Men's Track & Field, Women's Track & Field
A number of Valparaiso track and field athletes represented the Crusaders Friday and Saturday at the Meyo Invitational in Notre Dame, Ind, led by freshman Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) moving into second on Valpo's all-time chart in the 60m dash.
February 04, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso looks to rebound from a defeat last time out as the Crusaders continue their swing through northeastern Ohio with a matchup at Youngstown State Saturday evening.
February 04, 2011 | Men's Tennis
Saturday's scheduled men's tennis match between Valparaiso and IUPUI has been postponed due to dangerous travel conditions in the Indianapolis, Ind. area which will prevent the Jaguars from making the trip north.
February 04, 2011 | Women's Basketball
After picking up their first home victory of the season on Thursday evening, the Valparaiso Crusaders wrap up their four-game homestand on Saturday afternoon entertaining Detroit. Valpo is looking to finish the homestand with a .500 record and win back-to-back games for the first time since winning three straight from November 14-22, 2009.
February 04, 2011 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso's women's tennis team takes to the court for the 2011 season with a small, but energetic group of players. Head coach Traci Young has four returnees, along with two freshman, on the roster for this season, and saw significant improvement in the team during the fall portion of the schedule.
February 03, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso used solid defense and rebounding to start the second half of the Horizon League schedule in a positive manner on Thursday evening as the Crusaders defeated Wright State 73-64 at the Athletics-Recreation Center for the Brown and Gold's first home victory of the season.
February 03, 2011 | Men's Basketball
In a battle for first place in the Horizon League standings Thursday night, every Crusader rally was answered by the home-standing Vikings, as Valparaiso fell 76-65 to Cleveland State in Cleveland, Ohio.
February 01, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University has announced that its February 19 women's basketball game against UIC will tip off at 11:05 a.m. at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
February 01, 2011 | Women's Basketball
The second half of Horizon League action begins for Valparaiso on Thursday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center as the Crusaders host Wright State. Valpo will look to climb the conference standings during the second half of league play, beginning against the Raiders, a team that downed the Crusaders in Dayton, Ohio earlier this year.
February 01, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso takes on the squad its tied with in the loss column, as the Crusaders face off with Cleveland State in a battle for first place Thursday evening in Cleveland, Ohio. Valpo is currently featured in an All-Access piece on CollegeInsider.com.
January 31, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso has been selected for one of 11 televised games as part of the BracketBusters event and will host Missouri State live on ESPN2 on Saturday, Feb. 19 at 4 p.m.
January 30, 2011 | Women's Bowling
#13 Valparaiso won two of its three bracket-round matches on Sunday at the Kutztown Invitational in Reading, Pa., closing the three-day tournament in 11th place out of 28 competing teams.
January 29, 2011 | Men's Basketball
It took extra time Saturday afternoon, but Valparaiso finished the job in overtime, getting a pair of huge baskets in the last two minutes of the extra session by senior Howard Little (Chicago, Ill./Stoneridge [Calif.] School) to help close out an 85-79 victory over Butler in front of a sellout crowd at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 29, 2011 | Women's Basketball
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay showed why the Phoenix is ranked #22/16 in the nation on Saturday evening, defeating Valparaiso 69-50 at the Athletics-Recreation Center as the two schools wrapped up the first half of Horizon League action.
January 29, 2011 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso's David Sivak (Hobart, Ind./Hobart H.S.) won both individual events he entered and was a part of the Crusaders' winning 400 medley relay on Saturday afternoon but IUPUI spoiled Senior Day with a 116-88 victory over the Brown and Gold at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool.
January 29, 2011 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso posted five event wins on Saturday, including three by Shaunna Dangremond (Tucson, Ariz./Sabino H.S.), but IUPUI edged out the Crusaders 110-94 on Senior Day at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool.
January 29, 2011 | Women's Bowling
Junior Natalie Cortese (Hoffman Estates, Ill./Hoffman Estates [Central Missouri]) posted a 218.9 average over six games on Saturday, the second-highest average among all bowlers, to lead #13 Valparaiso to a 4-2 record in the second day of competition at the Kutztown Invitational in Reading, Pa.
January 28, 2011 | Men's Track & Field
Senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) demolished the school record in the long jump, while freshman Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Lincoln Park) won the 200m dash as the Valparaiso men's track and field squad finished third Friday at the Tadd Metzger Invitational in Kenosha, Wis.
January 28, 2011 | Women's Track & Field
Fifth-year senior Whitney Bowman (Portage, Ind./Portage [Purdue]) posted a second-place finish in the 5,000m run Friday while the Crusader distance medley relay squad took top honors as Valparaiso finished seventh at the Tadd Metzger Invitational in Kenosha, Wis.
January 28, 2011 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso played Western Michigan tough in nearly every position on Friday evening, but the five-time defending Mid-American Conference champion Broncos spoiled the Crusaders' season opener, downing the Brown and Gold 7-0 at West Hills Athletic Club in Kalamazoo, Mich.
January 28, 2011 | Women's Bowling
#13 Valparaiso split its six matches at the Kutztown Invitational Friday afternoon, closing the first day of the three-day competition in Reading, Pa. in ninth place out of the 28 competing teams.
January 28, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso closes out the first half of Horizon League action with a rare Saturday night contest at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The Crusaders will entertain #22/16 Green Bay, the second nationally-ranked foe to visit Valpo this season, in the second of a four-game homestand.
January 28, 2011 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso athletic department announced today that Saturday afternoon's game against Butler at the Athletics-Recreation Center is officially sold out. No tickets will be available for purchase on the day of the game. In addition, an additional parking lot has been opened on the northeast corner of Roosevelt Road and Lincolnway for game day and will have shuttle service available to and from the ARC.
January 27, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso began its longest homestand of the season on Thursday evening, but was unable to pick up the victory as the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee defeated the Crusaders 73-61 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 27, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso begins the second half of Horizon League play Saturday afternoon as it hosts Butler in the Horizon League Game of the Week from the ARC. The Crusaders closed out the first half of the league slate tied atop the league standings. The game can be seen locally on Comcast SportsNet Chicago.
January 26, 2011 | Men's Tennis
As an experienced Valparaiso University men's tennis team takes the court for the 2011 spring season, the Crusaders are focused upon moving up the Horizon League standings with the goal of qualifying for the conference tournament after missing out on the championships one year ago.
January 25, 2011 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso University senior David Sivak (Hobart, Ind./Hobart H.S.) has been named the Horizon League's Swimmer of the Week following two school records and five event victories last week for the Crusaders.
January 25, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso begins its longest homestand of the 2010-2011 season on Thursday evening as the Crusaders host Milwaukee at the ARC. Valpo is looking to carry over the momentum from last Saturday's road victory at Loyola (Chicago) while trying to pick up its first win at home this season.
January 25, 2011 | Women's Bowling
While competing at the Kutztown Invitational this weekend, #13 Valparaiso and 27 other teams will be part of the first ever live start-to-finish webcast of a regular-season tournament on BOWL.com, the official website of the United States Bowling Congress.
January 23, 2011 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Swimming for the third straight day, Valparaiso earned a third place finish at the Butler Invitational on Sunday afternoon. David Sivak (Hobart, Ind./Hobart H.S.) won his fifth individual event of the weekend, setting a new school record for the Crusaders in the 100 backstroke while also breaking the school mark in the 400 individual medley.
January 23, 2011 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso's women's swim team returned to the water for the final time this weekend on Sunday, posting a fourth place finish at the Butler Invitational in Fishers, Ind.
January 23, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso could not overcome a nine-minute stretch without a field goal late in the second half Sunday afternoon, as the Crusaders' last-minute comeback effort came up two points short in a 63-61 loss to Green Bay at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Despite the loss, the Crusaders remain tied atop the Horizon League standings at the end of the first half of league action.
January 22, 2011 | Women's Bowling
The #13 Valparaiso bowling team wrapped up action Saturday at the Big Red Invitational in Lincoln, Neb. in seventh place out of a field which included five of the nation's top six squads.
January 22, 2011 | Men's Track & Field
The Valparaiso men's track and field team posted four top-ten finishes on Saturday, including two by freshmen, as they competed at the Simmons-Harvey Invitational in Ann Arbor, Mich., hosted by the University of Michigan.
January 22, 2011 | Women's Track & Field
Led by a pair of top-ten finishes on the infield by freshmen Kelley Freeman (Valparaiso, Ind./Chesterton) and Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park), the Valparaiso women's track and field team competed Saturday at the Simmons-Harvey Invitational in Ann Arbor, Mich., hosted by the University of Michigan.
January 22, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Four players scored in double figures and Valparaiso got several key defensive stops on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders earned their first Horizon League victory of the season on Saturday afternoon, defeating Loyola (Chicago) 65-58 at the Joseph G. Gentile Center in Chicago, Ill.
January 22, 2011 | Men's Swimming & Diving
David Sivak (Hobart, Ind./Hobart H.S.) won a pair of races for the second straight day for Valparaiso, but the Crusaders fell to UIC on Saturday afternoon 114.5-84.5 at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool.
January 22, 2011 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso returned home to the Athletics-Recreation Center pool on Saturday afternoon for its second meet in as many days, dropping a 122-73 decision to UIC.
January 22, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso puts first place on the line yet again, as well as a season-best five-game winning streak, as the Crusaders welcome Green Bay to the ARC Sunday afternoon. The game against the Phoenix concludes the first half of the Horizon League slate.
January 21, 2011 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso's women's swim team dove back in the pool on Friday evening, only to drop a double dual meet with IUPUI and Saint Louis at the IUPUI Natatorium in Indianapolis, Ind. The Crusaders fell to the host Jaguars 67.5-37.5 while losing 82-29 against the Billikens.
January 21, 2011 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso's men's swim team returned to the water on Friday evening for the first of three straight days of competition, beginning with a double dual meet in Indianapolis. The Crusaders came out on the short end of both meets, falling 63-42 to host IUPUI and 89-24 to Saint Louis at the IUPUI Natatorium.
January 21, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso held Milwaukee without a field goal for the game's first 13:46 Friday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center and rode the advantage all the way to the final buzzer, earning a 60-43 victory. With the win, the Crusaders remain alone atop the Horizon League standings at 7-1 in league action.
January 21, 2011 | Women's Bowling
#13 Valparaiso battled against three of the nation's top-six teams Friday afternoon at the Big Red Invitational in Lincoln, Neb. and enters the final day of tournament competition in sixth place out of the 10-team field.
January 21, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso takes to the road for the final time before mid-February on Saturday, returning to Chicago to battle Loyola (Chicago). The Crusaders will then return to the Athletics-Recreation Center for four straight games, and six of their next eight overall beginning on Thursday night hosting Milwaukee.
January 20, 2011 | Women's Bowling
The #13 Valparaiso bowling team went a perfect 3-0 on the first day of competition at the Big Red Invitational in Lincoln, Neb. Thursday evening, finishing the day in second place out of the ten competing squads, five of which are ranked among the nation's top-six teams.
January 20, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Ashley Timmerman (Pontiac, Ill./Pontiac H.S.) made five three-pointers for her team-high 15 points but Valparaiso could not overcome a cold shooting night from the floor and fell 63-42 to UIC on Thursday evening at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Ill.
January 20, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso returns home all alone in first place in the Horizon League standings for the first game of a three-game homestand Friday evening against Milwaukee, broadcast live on ESPN3.com. The Crusaders currently are riding their third four-game winning streak of the season.
January 19, 2011 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso University head men's tennis coach Jim Daugherty has announced that the Crusaders will play 10 home matches as part of a 23-match spring schedule which is slated to begin on Jan. 28 with a match at Western Michigan.
January 19, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso returns to the road for the fifth time in the last seven games on Thursday evening, taking to the Windy City of Chicago to battle the UIC Flames. The UIC Pavilion was the site of the Crusaders' last Horizon League victory, closing the 2009-2010 season.
January 19, 2011 | Men's Track & Field, Women's Track & Field
Valparaiso assistant track and field coach Katie LaValley will be holding a sprints/hurdles clinic for middle school age athletes and up at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Sunday, Feb. 6.
January 18, 2011 | Football
Valparaiso University head football coach Dale Carlson has announced the Crusaders' 2011 football schedule, which is highlighted by five home games at Brown Field, including the season opener on Sept. 3.
January 18, 2011 | Men's Track & Field
For the second time this season, Valparaiso senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) has been named the Horizon League Male Field Athlete of the Week, this time after posting a record-setting mark in the triple jump at the Bob Eubanks Open last weekend.
January 18, 2011 | Men's Soccer
The Valparaiso men's soccer program announced today its camp dates for the spring and summer of 2011. For the first time in its five year history, the Valpo VIP Camp will offer something new: a one day college-prep camp for players interested in continuing to develop their skills so that they may compete at the collegiate level.
January 17, 2011 | Baseball
A limited number of tickets still remain for the fourth annual Valparaiso University Baseball Bash to be held on Saturday, January 29 at Aberdeen Manor. David Kaplan, Chicago Tribune Live host and host of the Tenth Inning Show for Chicago Cubs baseball games will be the featured speaker.
January 17, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso announced today that the tip time for the men's basketball game on Sunday afternoon against Green Bay has been moved up to 12 p.m. CST.
January 17, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso redshirt junior guard Brandon Wood (Kokomo, Ind./Kokomo [Highland C.C./Southern Illinois]) was named Horizon League Player of the Week for the second time this year after leading the Crusaders in scoring last week as they ascended into solo first place at the weekend's conclusion.
January 17, 2011 | Women's Bowling
#13 Valparaiso split its eight matches over the last two days of the Mid-Winter Classic in Cabot, Ark., finishing the tournament in eighth place Sunday.
January 16, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso hit 11 of its first 12 shots from the field and never looked back, defeating Detroit Sunday afternoon 78-68 in Detroit, Mich. With the win, their second in 42 hours, the Crusaders have won four straight and sit alone atop the Horizon League standings at 6-1.
January 15, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso played solid defense and hit several timely shots in the first half, but Cleveland State rallied early in the second to defeat the Crusaders 68-58 on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 15, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso looks for its second league road weekend sweep of the year Sunday afternoon when the Crusaders travel to take on Detroit. With a win, Valpo would guarantee itself to remain in at least a share of first place in the Horizon League standings at the weekend's conclusion.
January 14, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso allowed Wright State to hit just two field goals in the first 18 minutes of the second half, erasing a seven-point halftime deficit and claiming a double-digit advantage en route to a 71-60 victory over the Raiders Friday evening at the Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio. With the win, the Crusaders remain atop the Horizon League standings.
January 14, 2011 | Women's Bowling
The #13 Valparaiso bowling team resumed the 2010-2011 season after nearly a month off Friday in Cabot, Ark., going 3-2 on the first day of competition at the Mid-Winter Classic.
January 14, 2011 | Men's Track & Field
Senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) demolished the Valparaiso school record in the triple jump by more than a foot Friday as the Crusaders competed at the Bob Eubanks Open in Allendale, Mich., hosted by Grand Valley State.
January 14, 2011 | Women's Track & Field
The Valparaiso women's track and field team returned to action for the first time following the holiday break on Friday afternoon, competing at the Bob Eubanks Open in Allendale, Mich., hosted by Grand Valley State.
January 14, 2011 | Men's Swimming & Diving
After a six-week layoff for the holiday break, Valparaiso returned to the pool on Friday evening but suffered a 140-64 defeat to Green Bay at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool.
January 14, 2011 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Returning home to the Athletics-Recreation Center pool for the first time since October, Valparaiso's women's swim team fell to Green Bay by the score of 161-43 on Friday night.
January 14, 2011 | Women's Basketball
It is a short turnaround for Valparaiso as the Crusaders return to the hardwood on Saturday afternoon to host Cleveland State at the ARC. Valpo is looking to bounce back from a six-point defeat at the hands of Youngstown State on Thursday evening while wrapping up this brief two-game homestand.
January 13, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Betsy Adams (Monticello, Ind./Twin Lakes H.S.) scored 20 points for the fifth time this season, but was the lone Crusader in double figures on Thursday night as Valparaiso dropped a 61-55 decision to Youngstown State at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 12, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso puts its share of first place on the line against a fellow squad atop the league standings Friday night, as the Crusaders travel to Wright State to take on the Raiders live on ESPN3.com.
January 12, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso head coach Homer Drew announced today that Ben Boggs, a 6'4”, 200 lb. guard who previously played at Virginia Tech, has enrolled at Valparaiso and will be joining the Crusader men's basketball program.
January 11, 2011 | Women's Basketball
After spending more than three weeks away from the Athletics-Recreation Center, Valparaiso returns home on Thursday evening to host Youngstown State in a Horizon League battle. The Crusaders will play six of their next eight games at home, and are looking to pick up their first conference victory of the season.
January 10, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso forward Cory Johnson (Duluth, Minn./Duluth East [Iowa State]) has been named the Horizon League Player of the Week after leading the Crusaders to a pair of wins last weekend as Valpo finished the weekend in a tie for first place in the league standings.
January 09, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso moved into a share of first place in the Horizon League as fifth-year senior Cory Johnson (Duluth, Minn./Duluth East [Iowa State]) led the Crusaders with 20 points in a 64-58 victory over Cleveland State Sunday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 08, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Betsy Adams (Monticello, Ind./Twin Lakes H.S.) scored 19 of her 21 points in the second half, but a 14-0 run by Wright State midway through the final 20 minutes broke the game open as the Raiders defeated the Crusaders 90-67 at the Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio on Saturday afternoon.
January 08, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso closes out its first home league weekend of the season with a Sunday afternoon matinee, hosting a fellow one-loss team in Cleveland State to the ARC. With a win, the Crusaders would exit the weekend in a tie for first place in the Horizon League standings.
January 07, 2011 | Men's Basketball
A game-high 26 points from fifth-year senior Cory Johnson (Duluth, Minn./Duluth East [Iowa State]) led the charge Friday evening as Valparaiso opened home Horizon League play with a solid 79-55 victory over Youngstown State at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 07, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso closes out its longest road trip of the 2010-2011 regular season on Saturday afternoon when the Crusaders head to the Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio to battle Wright State. The Crusaders are looking to bounce back from a Thursday night loss at Detroit and pick up their first Horizon League victory of the season.
January 06, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso fell behind by double figures just five minutes into the game on Thursday evening and could never recover, dropping a 68-52 Horizon League battle to the University of Detroit Mercy at Calihan Hall in Detroit, Mich.
January 05, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso welcomes its first Horizon League foe to the ARC this season as the Crusaders host Youngstown State on Friday evening. The game between Valpo and YSU is available exclusively live nationwide at ESPN3.com.
January 04, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso continues is longest road trip of the season on Thursday evening when the Crusaders visit Calihan Hall to take on the Titans of Detroit. The Crusaders are looking to rebound from their setback at Butler on Sunday in the Horizon League opener while trying to pick up their first win during the 2011 calendar year.
January 03, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso's home game against Youngstown State on Friday, Jan. 7 and road game at Wright State on Friday, Jan. 14 will both tip off at 6 p.m. CST, due to nationwide broadcasts online at ESPN3.com. In addition, the Valpo ticket office announced today that single-game tickets for the game against Butler on Saturday, Jan. 29 will go on sale this Thursday, Jan. 6 at 10 a.m.
January 02, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Four lengthy scoring droughts by Valparaiso proved to be the difference on Sunday afternoon as Butler defeated the Crusaders 61-49 at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Ind. in the Horizon League opener for both schools.
January 01, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Led by 14 second-half points from freshman Jay Harris (Aurora, Ill./Oswego East), Valparaiso cut a 19-point deficit with 16 minutes to play to just five points with eight minutes remaining at Butler Saturday afternoon, but the Bulldogs eventually handed the Crusaders their first Horizon League defeat of the season, 76-59.
January 01, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso rings in 2011 on Sunday afternoon opening Horizon League play when the Crusaders travel down to Indianapolis, Ind. to battle longtime rival Butler at historic Hinkle Fieldhouse. The Crusaders are looking to build off of their road win at Eastern Illinois on Thursday evening to close out the non-conference portion of the schedule.
December 31, 2010 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso rings in the New Year in Indianapolis as the Crusaders face off against defending Horizon League champion and national runner-up Butler on Saturday. The Crusaders enter the contest riding their second four-game winning streak of the year, while Butler owns a five-game winning streak. Saturday's game can be seen throughout Chicagoland on Lakeshore Public Television or nationwide on the ESPN Full Court package.
December 30, 2010 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso closed out the non-conference portion of the schedule on Thursday evening with a 65-58 road victory over defending Ohio Valley Conference champion Eastern Illinois at Lantz Arena in Charleston, Ill.
December 29, 2010 | Athletics
Five former student-athletes will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame on Feb. 19 as members of the Class of 2011. This year's class consists of Fred Donath (1971), Rob Giancola (2004), Emily King (2005), Dennis Murray (1975), and Tom Orton (1960), and will be the 14th since the Hall of Fame began in 1998.
December 29, 2010 | Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University Athletics has partnered with Opportunity Enterprises to support OE Lakeside. For any men's or women's basketball ticket purchased through this program, 50% of the ticket price will be donated back to OE.
December 28, 2010 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso ended the 2010 calendar year on a four-game winning streak as the Crusaders led for the final 28 minutes in a 69-52 victory over Ball State at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Tuesday evening.
December 28, 2010 | Women's Basketball
After a 10-day layoff for the Christmas holiday, Valparaiso returns to the hardwood on Thursday evening to close out non-conference action in Charleston, Ill. against Eastern Illinois. The contest against the Panthers begins a season-long four-game road trip heading into the 2011 calendar year.
December 27, 2010 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso redshirt junior guard Brandon Wood (Kokomo, Ind./Kokomo [Highland C.C./Southern Illinois]) has been named the Horizon League Co-Player of the Week after scoring 56 points last week to help lead the Crusaders to the Lou Henson Award Tournament title.
December 26, 2010 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso takes to the court for the final time in the 2010 calendar year as the Crusaders host in-state foe Ball State on Tuesday evening. The game is the next-to-last non-league showdown for Valpo this season, as the heart of Horizon League play begins on New Year's Day.
December 24, 2010 | Volleyball
Valparaiso sophomore libero Taylor Root (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) officially ended the 2010 volleyball campaign as the Division I leader in digs per set in the NCAA's final stat update of the season. Root's national-leading performance paced a number of individual and team efforts that ranked among the nation's best.
December 21, 2010 | Men's Basketball
An epic battle between two former conference rivals saw Valparaiso take down Oakland Tuesday night in Rochester, Mich. by a 103-102 count to capture the Lou Henson Award Tournament championship. Senior Cory Johnson was named Tournament MVP while junior Brandon Wood earned All-Tournament honors as well as both surpassed 30 points on Tuesday evening.
December 20, 2010 | Women's Basketball
Notre Dame made 14 of its first 16 shots from the floor and proved to be too much for Valparaiso on Monday evening as the #17/16 Fighting Irish defeated the Crusaders 94-43 in front of 1,877 fans at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
December 20, 2010 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso led from start to finish for the second straight game and got a season-high 21 points from junior Brandon Wood as the Crusaders defeated Eastern Michigan Monday afternoon at the O'rena in Rochester, Mich. With the win, Valpo advances to the championship game of the Lou Henson Award Tournament Tuesday evening against host Oakland.
December 20, 2010 | Women's Bowling
The Valparaiso women's bowling team checked in at #13 in the December National Tenpin Coaches Assocation (NTCA) poll, continuing its streak of being ranked among the nation's top-20 teams.
December 19, 2010 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso turns around quickly from a win over IPFW to play at the Lou Henson Award Tournament in Rochester, Mich. The Crusaders play Eastern Michigan on Monday afternoon and then will face either former Mid-Con rival Oakland or Rochester College on Tuesday.
December 19, 2010 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso will wrap up its three-game homestand on Monday evening with its final game before the Christmas holiday when the Crusaders host #17/16 Notre Dame at the ARC. Monday's game is also Pack the House night, with the first 500 fans receiving a free Valpo beanie hat.
December 18, 2010 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso limited IPFW to just 26% shooting on the night and led from start to finish in a convincing 63-47 victory over the Mastodons Saturday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
December 18, 2010 | Women's Basketball
Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury H.S.) registered a double-double and Betsy Adams (Monticello, Ind./Twin Lakes H.S.) added 16 points, but Chicago State place four players in double figures as the Cougars topped Valparaiso 72-67 on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
December 17, 2010 | Baseball
Valparaiso University's Kyle Gaedele (Arlington Heights, Ill./Prospect H.S.) has been named a Louisville Slugger Preseason Third Team All-American as the Crusaders prepare for the 2011 season.
December 16, 2010 | Women's Basketball
After a week off for final exams, Valparaiso returns to the hardwood on Saturday afternoon to host Chicago State at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The Crusaders are in the midst of a three-game homestand which will conclude on Monday night against #17/16 Notre Dame.
December 16, 2010 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso men's basketball team returns home to the Athletics-Recreation Center in an attempt to get back on the winning track as it hosts IPFW Saturday evening.
December 16, 2010 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso University invites all families in Northwest Indiana to the Athletics-Recreation Center on Saturday evening for the first Family Night of the season, as the Crusaders host IPFW in men's basketball action beginning at 7:05 p.m.
December 15, 2010 | Volleyball
Valparaiso sophomore libero Taylor Root (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) received AVCA Honorable Mention All-American accolades today after being named to the All-Midwest Region squad last week. Root becomes the third Crusader volleyball player in the last three seasons to earn Honorable Mention All-American notice.
December 15, 2010 | Baseball
Head coach Tracy Woodson and the Valparaiso University baseball program have announced that Chicago Tribune Live host and host of the Tenth Inning Show for Chicago Cubs baseball games, David Kaplan, will be the featured speaker at the fourth annual Valparaiso University Baseball Bash held on Saturday, January 29 at Aberdeen Manor.
December 14, 2010 | Football
Nearly 200 people filled the Valparaiso University Harre Union Ballroom on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders handed out the team's season awards at the annual football banquet.
December 11, 2010 | Men's Basketball
Despite holding a 13-point lead with 16 minutes to play Saturday evening in Toledo, Ohio, Valparaiso had to overcome a five-point deficit in the final minute to force overtime and then couldn't rebound from a similar hole in the extra sessions, dropping a 75-72 decision to Toledo.
December 11, 2010 | Women's Basketball
Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury H.S.) was the lone Crusader to score in double figures on Saturday afternoon as Valparaiso dropped an 86-51 contest to Pittsburgh at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
December 10, 2010 | Women's Tennis
Six home matches, including four home Horizon League contests, as well as a trip to Puerto Rico highlight the 2011 spring women's tennis schedule announced by head coach Traci Young.
December 10, 2010 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso returns home to the Athletics-Recreation Center on Saturday afternoon to begin a three-game homestand leading into the Christmas holiday. The Crusaders will host Pittsburgh, their third Big East opponent of the season before taking a week off for final exams.
December 10, 2010 | Men's Golf
Valparaiso University head golf coach Mike Higdon has announced that the Crusaders will compete in four tournaments leading up to the 2011 Horizon League Championships this spring.
December 09, 2010 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso looks to bounce back from a loss last time out as it travels one state to the east to take on Toledo Saturday afternoon.
December 09, 2010 | Women's Golf
Valparaiso University head women's golf coach Mike Higdon has announced the five events in which the Crusaders' women's golf team will compete at during the spring portion of the 2010-2011 season.
December 09, 2010 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso University women's basketball game on Dec. 20 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 08, 2010 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso rallied from 20 points down with seven minutes to play and closed within four in the final minute, but IPFW made four free throws in the final 22.5 seconds to secure a 73-65 victory over the Crusaders on Wednesday evening at Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Ind.
December 08, 2010 | Women's Track & Field
After a stellar performance in her first career meet, Valparaiso freshman Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) has been named the Horizon League Female Field Athlete of the Week.
December 08, 2010 | Men's Track & Field
Senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) took home the first Horizon League Male Field Athlete of the Week honor of the 2010-2011 indoor campaign after a pair of podium finishes at Illinois State's Early Bird Open last weekend.
December 08, 2010 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso men's soccer assistant coach Jeff Oleck has been chosen as an instructor for the EXACT Soccer National Development Camp in Chicago, Ill. on Dec. 22-23.
December 07, 2010 | Men's Basketball
In front of a record-tying crowd at the Athletics-Recreation Center, Valparaiso held the lead for a near four-minute stretch late in the first half and again gained the outright edge with 18:37 to play, but #19/18 Purdue eventually pulled away for a 76-58 victory over the Crusaders Tuesday evening.
December 07, 2010 | Volleyball
Valparaiso sophomore libero Taylor Root (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) has been named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-Midwest Region team following her record-breaking 2010 campaign. In addition, junior setter Jenny Pokorny (Geneva, Ill./Geneva) earned Honorable Mention All-Region notice.
December 07, 2010 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso wraps up its three-game road trip on Wednesday evening taking the short trip down U.S. 30 to Fort Wayne to battle the Mastodons of IPFW at the Memorial Coliseum. This will be the third of five Indiana schools the Crusaders will face this season, as the Brown and Gold look for their first win of the year on an opponents' home court.
December 07, 2010 | Men's Track & Field, Women's Track & Field
The Valparaiso track and field teams, in partnership with Reachout Ministries, will be holding a lift-a-thon fundraiser this Friday, Dec. 10, with all funds raised going to provide Christmas to families in Guatemala who otherwise would not be able to celebrate.
December 06, 2010 | Men's Basketball
Due to anticipated parking demand for Tuesday night's men's basketball game against Purdue, an additional lot has been opened up for public use on the northeast corner of Roosevelt Road and Lincolnway and will have shuttle service available to the Athletics-Recreation Center both pre-game and post-game.
December 05, 2010 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso will welcome a sellout crowd to the ARC on Tuesday evening as the Crusaders host a nationally-ranked Purdue squad in front of a nationwide television audience on ESPNU. Valpo enters Tuesday night's game on a four-game winning streak.
December 05, 2010 | Women's Bowling
The #11 Valparaiso bowling team went 2-1 on Sunday at the Jeanette Lee Invitational in Richmond, Va., hosted by Saint Paul's College, to finish the two-day tournament with an 8-1 record. The Crusaders finished the event in seventh place out of a 22-team field.
December 04, 2010 | Men's Basketball
Leading 49-48 with 8:37 to play Saturday afternoon, Valparaiso locked down defensively, holding Loyola scoreless as part of a 12-0 run over a nearly seven-minute stretch as the Crusaders eventually earned a 66-56 win in Chicago. The win gives Valpo a four-game winning streak and moves the Crusaders to 2-0 at the conclusion of the first weekend of Horizon League play.
December 04, 2010 | Women's Basketball
It took an extra five minutes of basketball on Saturday afternoon, but it was worth it in the end for Valparaiso head coach Keith Freeman as he earned his 400th career win coaching women's basketball as the Crusaders defeated Coastal Carolina 59-54 in overtime in the consolation game of the Aces Classic held at Roberts Stadium in Evansville, Ind.
December 04, 2010 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso closed out competition at the Calvin Invitational on Saturday in Grand Rapids, Mich., with the men posting a sixth place finish after scoring 204 points over the three days of competition.
December 04, 2010 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso's women's swim team moved up one position on the final day of competition at the Calvin Invitational on Saturday and finished in fifth place out of nine teams in Grand Rapids, Mich.
December 04, 2010 | Women's Bowling
Valparaiso started action at the Jeanette Lee Invitational, hosted by St. Paul's College in Richmond, Va., with a perfect 6-0 record in Saturday's competition.
December 04, 2010 | Men's Track & Field
Senior Jarrett Mickens won the long jump and finished in second place in the triple jump Saturday as the Valparaiso men's track and field team opened the 2010-2011 indoor season in Normal, Ill. at the Early Bird Open, hosted by Illinois State.
December 04, 2010 | Women's Track & Field
Freshman Sarah Drozdowski posted the second-best performance in program history in the weight throw Saturday as the Valparaiso women's track and field squad opened the 2010-2011 indoor campaign at the Early Bird Open in Normal, Ill., hosted by Illinois State.
December 04, 2010 | Women's Basketball
It's a short 15-hour turnaround for Valparaiso after suffering a last second 69-67 loss at Evansville. The Crusaders return to the floor at 1 p.m. on Saturday afternoon to face Coastal Carolina in the consolation game of the Aces Classic.
December 03, 2010 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso's women have scored 112 points through two days of competition at the Calvin Invitational and remain in sixth place in the nine team field held in Grand Rapids, Mich.
December 03, 2010 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Led by a new school record from David Sivak (Hobart, Ind./Hobart H.S.), Valparaiso sits in sixth place after day two of the Calvin Invitational held in Grand Rapids, Mich.
December 03, 2010 | Women's Basketball
Betsy Adams (Monticello, Ind./Twin Lakes H.S.) drained a three-pointer with 22.6 seconds remaining to tie the game for Valparaiso on Friday evening, but Evansville's Briyana Blair scored the game-winning basket with 1.1 seconds to play as the Purple Aces defeated the Crusaders 69-67 at Roberts Stadium in Evansville, Ind. in the opening round of the Aces Classic.
December 03, 2010 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso ticket office announced today that the Crusaders' men's basketball game against #22/18 Purdue at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Tuesday, Dec. 7 is officially sold out. No tickets will be available for purchase on the day of the game.
December 03, 2010 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso looks for a sweep of the first weekend of Horizon League play this season as the Crusaders travel to Chicago for the second time in three days Saturday afternoon to face Loyola. The game will be televised locally on Lakeshore Public Television.
December 02, 2010 | Men's Basketball
Trailing by 14 points with 7:30 to play Thursday night at UIC, Valparaiso ended the second half on an 18-4 run and then scored the first six points of overtime en route to a 68-66 victory over the Flames in the Horizon League opener for both teams.
December 02, 2010 | Men's Swimming & Diving
The Calvin Invitational opened on Thursday evening for the Valparaiso men's swim team, with the Crusaders sitting in sixth place after the first of three days in Grand Rapids, Mich.
December 02, 2010 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso's women's swim team started off strong on Thursday evening at the Calvin Invitational, and sits in fourth place out of nine schools after the first two events of the three-day meet in Grand Rapids, Mich. The Crusaders scored 38 points on the opening day.
December 02, 2010 | Softball
The Valparaiso University softball program will be hosting beginner and advanced hitting and pitching clinics on Sunday, Jan. 30, as well as an advanced all-skills clinic on Sunday, Feb. 20 and a beginner all-skills clinic on Sunday, March 20.
December 01, 2010 | Volleyball
Valparaiso sophomore libero Taylor Root (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) has been recognized by the Collegiate Volleyball Update (CVU.com) for the third time this season as one of its Top Performers from last week following her season-ending performance at Western Michigan.
December 01, 2010 | Women's Basketball
After completing its first homestand of the season, Valparaiso returns to the road this weekend as the Crusaders travel to Evansville, Ind. for the Heritage Federal Credit Union Aces Classic. Valpo will battle the host Purple Aces of Evansville on Friday evening before facing Coastal Carolina or Central Michigan in Saturday's championship or consolation game.
November 30, 2010 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso continues a five-game stretch away from home and opens up Horizon League play Thursday evening as the Crusaders make the short trip to the Windy City to face UIC. The game will be broadcast live on Comcast SportsNet Chicago.
November 30, 2010 | Men's Soccer
The Valparaiso men's soccer program has once again been honored as a recipient of the NSCAA Team Academic Award from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, earning recognition for the eighth straight year.
November 28, 2010 | Women's Basketball
For 20 minutes Valparaiso hung with Cincinnati on Sunday afternoon. However, for the Crusaders, it happened to be the second half after a cold shooting first stanza as the Bearcats defeated Valpo 65-51 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
November 28, 2010 | Volleyball
Valparaiso concluded its 2010 campaign on a winning note and sent the senior class out winners with its 27th victory of the season, fending off set points in each of the final three frames to defeat Western Michigan 3-1 (11-25, 27-25, 27-25, 27-25) Saturday evening in Kalamazoo, Mich. Sophomore libero Taylor Root set new single-season program and Horizon League records for digs, closing the year with 754 total digs.
November 27, 2010 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso led for the final 18 minutes of Saturday afternoon's game and hit all eight of its free throw attempts in the final two minutes as the Crusaders held off Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, 68-62, to claim the Upper Division Championship at the 2010 Las Vegas Invitational. Senior Howard Little represented the Crusaders on the All-Tournament Team.
November 26, 2010 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso nailed 9-of-11 three-point shots in the second half and held Northern Colorado to just seven second-half field goals as the Crusaders earned a 76-61 come-from-behind victory over the Bears Friday afternoon at the Las Vegas Invitational in Las Vegas, Nev.
November 26, 2010 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso returns from Thanksgiving to wrap up its brief two-game homestand on Sunday afternoon when the Crusaders entertain Cincinnati at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The Bearcats are the first of three Big East opponents that are scheduled to visit the ARC this season.
November 24, 2010 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso travels to Las Vegas, Nev. to take part in the second half of the Las Vegas Invitational at the Orleans Arena. The Crusaders start play in Vegas against Northern Colorado on Friday afternoon and then will face either Texas A&M-Corpus Christi or Bethune-Cookman on Saturday afternoon.
November 24, 2010 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso returned to the Athletics-Recreation Center for the first time this season on Wednesday evening, but Ball State spoiled the homecoming, defeating the Crusaders 66-52.
November 23, 2010 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso used a 16-0 run over the final 4 minutes of the first half to erase a 15-point deficit and then went back-and-forth with Ohio in a second half in which neither team could gain more than a four-point lead, but the Crusaders' last-second attempt at the tying basket came up just short as the Bobcats captured a 78-75 victory over Valpo Tuesday evening in Athens, Ohio.
November 23, 2010 | Football
Valparaiso University's Greg Wood (Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville H.S.) was a unanimous First Team All-Pioneer Football League selection while seven other Crusaders earned Honorable Mention All-PFL honors as the conference announced its postseason awards.
November 23, 2010 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso University's women's soccer team has been named a recipient of the NSCAA Team Academic Award from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
November 23, 2010 | Women's Basketball
After opening the 2010-2011 season with three games on the road, the Valparaiso Crusaders return to the Athletics-Recreation Center on Wednesday evening for their home opener entertaining instate rival Ball State.
November 23, 2010 | Football
Valparaiso University's Eli Crawford (Bogart, Ga./North Oconee H.S.) will participate in the 2010 FCS Senior Scout Bowl held on December 11, 2010 at the Joseph T. St Lawrence Sports Complex in Hillburn, N.Y.
November 22, 2010 | Baseball
Valparaiso head baseball coach Tracy Woodson has officially announced the members of the 2011 recruiting class that will be joining the team for the 2012 baseball season. The class features nine student-athletes, including seven incoming freshman and two junior college transfers.
November 22, 2010 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso embarks on a five-game stretch away from home on Tuesday evening as the Crusaders travel to Athens, Ohio to take on the Bobcats of Ohio University in the second game of the Las Vegas Invitational.
November 22, 2010 | Women's Bowling
#11 Valparaiso concluded the final day of competition at the Hawk Classic in Millsboro, Del. on Sunday in tenth place out of the 20-team field.
November 21, 2010 | Volleyball
Valparaiso's quest to capture the 2010 Horizon League Volleyball Championship came up one match short Sunday afternoon, as the fourth-seeded Crusaders fell to second-seeded Butler, 3-0 (25-22, 25-22, 25-16), in the championship match. Senior Tara Diebler (Indianapolis, Ind./Franklin Central) and sophomore Taylor Root (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) represented Valpo on the All-Tournament Team.
November 20, 2010 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso wrapped up action at the Coers Invitational hosted by Ball State University on Saturday, and placed fifth with 121 points in Muncie, Ind.
November 20, 2010 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso's men's swim team finished in third place at the Coers Invitational on Saturday held on the campus of Ball State University in Muncie, Ind.
November 20, 2010 | Women's Bowling
Both Nicole Sanhamel (Vernon Hills, Ill./Vernon Hills) and Krystyna Johnson (Montgomery, Ill./Oswego East [Delaware State]) posted averages above 200 Saturday, helping the #11 Valparaiso bowling team to eighth place in the standings after day two of competition at the Hawk Classic in Millsboro, Del.
November 20, 2010 | Women's Basketball
An 11-0 run late in the second half broke the game open on Saturday afternoon as Lamar upended Valparaiso 74-58 in the Crusaders' final game of the Preseason WNIT held in Beaumont, Texas.
November 20, 2010 | Volleyball
Valparaiso blitzed host Milwaukee in the first set and then rallied in the final two sets for a 3-0 (25-7, 27-25, 25-23) sweep of the league regular-season champion in the first semifinal of the 2010 Horizon League Championship. With the win, the Crusaders will play in the championship match Sunday at 1 p.m.
November 20, 2010 | Women's Basketball
It will be a quick turnaround for Valparaiso after posting its first victory of the season on Friday evening, as the Crusaders return to the hardwood on Saturday afternoon to face host Lamar in the Preseason WNIT.
November 19, 2010 | Volleyball
Freshman Ariel Cudney tallied five aces in a 12-point run to close the opening set and Valparaiso then scored the first eight points of the second set en route to a 3-0 (25-17, 25-13, 25-19) sweep of Green Bay Friday evening in quarterfinal action at the 2010 Horizon League Volleyball Championship in Milwaukee, Wis. Valpo will now take on host Milwaukee in the first semifinal Saturday at 1 p.m.
November 19, 2010 | Women's Bowling
The #11 Valparaiso bowling team opened play at the three-day Hawk Classic in Millsboro, Del. Friday afternoon with a solid performance, going 4-1 on the day.
November 19, 2010 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso's women's swim team sits in fourth place following the Friday's competition at the Coers Invitational held in Muncie, Ind.
November 19, 2010 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso's men's swim team took to the water on Friday evening for day one of the Coers Invitational hosted by Ball State in Muncie, Ind., and the Crusaders finished the night in third place.
November 19, 2010 | Women's Basketball
Led by 20 points from Betsy Adams (Monticello, Ind./Twin Lakes H.S.) and 16 more from Ashley Timmerman (Pontiac, Ill./Pontiac H.S.), Valparaiso earned its first victory of the season on Friday evening, defeating Austin Peay 72-57 in the consolation round of the Preseason WNIT held in Beaumont, Texas.
November 18, 2010 | Men's Basketball
Seven players scored in double figures as Valparaiso shot 67.9% from the floor and enjoyed a +38 advantage in the rebound column in a 98-44 victory over Purdue North Central Thursday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
November 18, 2010 | Volleyball
Valparaiso heads to the 2010 Horizon League Volleyball Championship as the tournament's fourth seed, looking to bring home the program's first tournament title as a member of the league.
November 18, 2010 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso fifth-year senior goalkeeper Ryan Schwarz (Rockford, Ill./Boylan Catholic) has been named to the 2010 ESPN Academic All-America Men's Soccer Third Team, as selected by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America). Schwarz is the first Crusader men's soccer player in program history to earn Academic All-American honors.
November 17, 2010 | Men's Track & Field, Women's Track & Field
Valparaiso head men's and women's track and field coach Ryan Moore announced today the indoor and outdoor schedules for the Crusaders' 2010-2011 season.
November 17, 2010 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso returns to the hardwood in Preseason WNIT action on Friday evening as the Crusaders travel to Beaumont, Texas for consolation round action. The Brown and Gold will take on Austin Peay on the campus of Lamar University.
November 17, 2010 | Volleyball
Valparaiso sophomore libero Taylor Root has been named the Horizon League Defensive Player of the Year as the league announced its postseason awards today. Root was joined on the All-League Team by junior setter Jenny Pokorny , while freshman outside hitter Sarah Dooms earned a spot on the All-Newcomer Team.
November 17, 2010 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso returns home Thursday evening and looks to get back on the winning track with a game against Purdue North Central. The game will be the last at home for the Crusaders before embarking on a five-game stretch on the road.
November 16, 2010 | Athletics
Valparaiso University's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee will be holding a canned food drive for Hilltop Neighborhood House Village Food Pantry at the men's basketball game on Thursday (Nov. 18) against Purdue North Central as well as at the women's basketball home opener on Wednesday, Nov. 24 against Ball State.
November 15, 2010 | Men's Basketball
Shooting 27.4% from the floor proved to be too much for Valparaiso to overcome Monday night, as the Crusaders fell 79-44 to #7/6 Kansas at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kan.
November 15, 2010 | Volleyball
Valparaiso has earned the fourth seed for the 2010 Horizon League Volleyball Championship and will face fifth-seeded Green Bay in the first round of the tournament, Friday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. in Milwaukee, Wis.
November 15, 2010 | Football
Valparaiso University's Greg Wood (Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville H.S.) was named the Pioneer Football League's Special Teams Player of the Week following his efforts last Saturday at Morehead State.
November 15, 2010 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso's women's basketball team has found out they will travel to Beaumont, Texas on Friday and Saturday for the consolation rounds of the Preseason WNIT. The Crusaders will face Austin Peay at 5 p.m. on Friday in the first game of the weekend at the Montagne Center on the campus of Lamar University.
November 14, 2010 | Women's Bowling
#11 Valparaiso closed out play at the Crusader Classic at Stardust Bowl II in Merrillville Sunday morning, finishing in third place. Junior Natalie Cortese (Hoffman Estates, Ill./Hoffman Estates [Central Missouri]) was named Tournament MVP after finishing with the tournament's highest average.
November 13, 2010 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso travels to one of the nation's most hallowed venues, as the Crusaders face off against #7/7 Kansas Monday evening. The game is the first of four that the Crusaders will play as part of the Las Vegas Invitational, with the first two games being played at campus sites. It can be seen nationwide on the ESPN Full Court package or online at ESPN3.com.
November 13, 2010 | Women's Bowling
A 4-1 record on Saturday, including a victory over #3 Nebraska, has the #11 Valparaiso bowling team alone in first place after the second of three days of competition of the Crusader Classic at the Stardust Bowl II in Merrillville.
November 13, 2010 | Volleyball
Despite tallying 18 total blocks, the most in a single match by a Crusader team in nearly five years, Valparaiso fell Saturday at Loyola, 3-2 (15-25, 25-21, 20-25, 25-23, 16-14), in the Horizon League regular season finale for both squads in Chicago, Ill.
November 13, 2010 | Women's Cross Country
The Valparaiso women's cross country team finished ahead of three fellow Horizon League squads on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders closed out the 2010 season at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional in Rochester, Mich.
November 13, 2010 | Men's Cross Country
The Valparaiso men's cross country team closed out the 2010 campaign Saturday at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional in Rochester, Mich.
November 13, 2010 | Football
Valparaiso saw its 2010 season come to a close on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders suffered a 37-15 loss to Morehead State at Jayne Stadium in Morehead, Ky.
November 13, 2010 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Homer Drew announced today that Richie Edwards of Hillsborough [Fla.] C.C. has signed a National Letter of Intent during the early signing period and will join the Crusader program for the 2011-2012 campaign.
November 12, 2010 | Women's Bowling
#11 Valparaiso split four matches on Friday, including a victory over #6 Arkansas State, as the Crusaders hosted the first of three days of competition at the Crusader Classic, contested at Stardust Bowl II in Merrillville.
November 12, 2010 | Men's Basketball
Four Valparaiso starters scored in double figures and the Crusaders never looked back after opening the game on a 14-0 run, eventually downing IU Northwest 111-64 Friday evening in the season opener at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
November 12, 2010 | Women's Basketball
Betsy Adams (Monticello, Ind./Twin Lakes H.S.) led Valparaiso with 15 points and two freshmen added 10 points a piece but DePaul used its speed and athleticism to defeat the Crusaders 84-53 on Friday evening in the first round of the Preseason WNIT and season opener for both schools at McGrath Arena in Chicago, Ill.
November 12, 2010 | Volleyball
Valparaiso volleyball head coach Carin Avery announced today that Morgan Beil and Tricia Prince have both signed National Letters of Intent and will join the Crusader program for the 2011 season.
November 11, 2010 | Men's Golf
Valparaiso University golf coach Mike Higdon has announced that Joseph Harris has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Crusaders beginning in the fall of 2011.
November 11, 2010 | Softball
Valparaiso softball head coach Jordan Stevens announced today that high school seniors Brittany Duncan and Tarah McShane have both signed National Letters of Intent and will join the Crusader softball program in the fall of 2011.
November 10, 2010 | Football
Valparaiso closes out the 2010 season on Saturday afternoon, taking to the road for the second straight week. The Crusaders head to Morehead, Ky. this week to battle Morehead State in Pioneer Football League action.
November 10, 2010 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso opens the 2010-2011 regular season campaign Friday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center as the Crusaders host IU Northwest.
November 10, 2010 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University head women's basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced that three student-athletes have signed National Letters of Intent to play for the Crusaders beginning in the fall of 2011. Joining the Valpo basketball program are Jessica Carr, Mallory Ladd, and Shaquira Scott.
November 09, 2010 | Volleyball
Valparaiso improved to 24-6 on the season as a number of reserves got a chance to shine Tuesday evening in a 3-0 (25-16, 25-6, 25-13) sweep of Chicago State in Chicago, Ill.
November 09, 2010 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso opens the 40th season of women's basketball on Friday even as the Crusaders head to the Windy City to battle DePaul in the opening game of the 2010 Preseason WNIT.
November 08, 2010 | Men's Soccer
Senior Adrian Ortiz (Berwyn, Ill./Morton West) and redshirt junior Stefan Antonijevic (Buffalo Grove, Ill./Stevenson [College of Lake County/Marquette]) both repeated as Second Team All-Horizon League honorees, while junior Guy Shabtay (Ramat-Gan, Israel/Blich [Prairie State C.C.]) earned a spot on the All-Newcomer Team as the league announced its postseason award recipients Monday afternoon.
November 08, 2010 | Volleyball
Valparaiso makes two short trips to Chicago this week in its final preparations for the 2010 Horizon League Championship. The Crusaders face off against Chicago State in non-league action Tuesday night before closing out the league slate at Loyola on Saturday.
November 06, 2010 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso's group of eight graduating seniors were honored prior to Saturday night's match at Brown Field and all started and ended the match on the pitch. In between, they all played vital roles in the Crusaders' 2-0 victory over Detroit in the season finale.
November 06, 2010 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso hit at a 63.5% clip from the floor Saturday afternoon, led by a 10-for-11 effort from junior guard Brandon Wood (Kokomo, Ind./Kokomo [Highland C.C./Southern Illinois]), and enjoyed as much as a 50-point lead before cruising to a 98-66 victory over Aurora in exhibition action at the ARC.
November 06, 2010 | Volleyball
A career-best nine blocks by senior middle Tara Diebler (Indianapolis, Ind./Franklin Central) paced the Valparaiso defensive effort Saturday as the Crusaders slowed down the Cleveland State offense en route to a 3-0 (32-30, 25-19, 25-18) sweep of the Vikings Saturday afternoon in Cleveland, Ohio.
November 06, 2010 | Women's Basketball
Freshman Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury H.S.) tallied a double-double with 14 points and 16 rebounds on Saturday afternoon as Valparaiso closed its exhibition play with a 64-44 victory over Lewis at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
November 06, 2010 | Football
Kevin Becker (Cincinnati, Ohio/Anderson H.S.) hauled in 11 passes for 120 yards and a touchdown on Saturday afternoon for Valparaiso, but the Crusaders could not overcome 35 second quarter points by Campbell as the Camels earned a 56-14 victory over the Brown and Gold at Barker-Lane Stadium in Buies Creek, N.C.
November 05, 2010 | Volleyball
Junior Katie Britton (Mishawaka, Ind./Marian) posted a match-high 20 kills, the second-best output of her career, as Valparaiso overcame a lackluster first set to earn a 3-1 (21-25, 25-17, 25-10, 25-17) victory at Youngstown State Friday evening in Youngstown, Ohio.
November 05, 2010 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso's women's swim team dropped both ends of a double dual meet on Friday evening, suffering a 148-78 loss to Wright State as well as a 137-111 setback against Butler in Dayton, Ohio.
November 05, 2010 | Men's Swimming & Diving
After a week off, Valparaiso's men's swim team returned to the pool on Friday evening and suffered a 154-96 setback to Wright State in Dayton, Ohio.
November 04, 2010 | Men's Basketball
Two-game Holiday Packs, featuring the opportunity to see the Valparaiso men's basketball team play nationally-ranked Purdue and Butler squads, go on sale online this Sunday, Nov. 7 at 10 a.m. and over the phone or at the box office Monday, Nov. 8 at 10 a.m.
November 04, 2010 | Football
Valparaiso University defensive back Alex Soller (Michigan City, Ind./Michigan City H.S.) has been named to the ESPN Academic All-District V football team.
November 03, 2010 | Men's Soccer
Junior Chadd Sult (South Bend, Ind./John Adams) scored his first career goal midway through the first half and junior Guy Shabtay (Ramat-Gan, Israel/Blich [Prairie State C.C.]) added an insurance tally in the second stanza as Valparaiso earned a 2-0 victory in non-league action over Eastern Illinois Wednesday night at Brown Field.
November 03, 2010 | Football
Valparaiso enters the month of November by taking to the road on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders travel to Buies Creek, N.C. to take on the Camels of Campbell. The Brown and Gold finish the 2010 season with a pair of road games.
November 03, 2010 | Volleyball
Already assured of a berth in the 2010 Horizon League Championship, Valparaiso looks to secure its seeding for the tournament this weekend with a pair of league road tests. The Crusaders face Youngstown State on Friday evening before traveling to Cleveland State on Saturday afternoon.
November 03, 2010 | Men's Basketball
Northwest Indiana's home team has added a radio home in Lake County, as it was announced today that WJOB (1230 AM, Hammond) has joined the Valpo Sports Radio Network and will broadcast 14 Valparaiso men's basketball games throughout the 2010-2011 season.
November 02, 2010 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso scored the first 12 points of the game on Tuesday evening and never looked back, on its way to a 70-46 victory over Grace at the Athletics-Recreation Center in the first exhibition game of the season for the Crusaders.
November 02, 2010 | Softball
Nine opponents who appeared in the NCAA Tournament a year ago, including perennial national powers DePaul, Florida, Michigan and Notre Dame, highlight the Valparaiso softball schedule for the 2011 season, as released today by Crusader head coach Jordan Stevens.
November 02, 2010 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso closes out the 2010 season with a pair of home matches at Brown Field this week. The Crusaders will face Eastern Illinois in non-league action Wednesday night before wrapping up the year with a Horizon League game against Detroit.
November 02, 2010 | Volleyball
Valparaiso sophomore libero Taylor Root (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) currently leads all of NCAA Division I volleyball with 5.84 digs/set, according to the NCAA's latest statistical report through matches of Oct. 31. Root has helped pace the Crusaders to the second spot in the nation in digs/set as a squad as well.
November 01, 2010 | Men's Soccer
For the second straight season, Valparaiso fifth-year senior goalkeeper Ryan Schwarz (Rockford, Ill./Boylan Catholic) has been named to the ESPN Academic All-District V First Team. With the honor, Schwarz is now eligible for Academic All-America consideration.
November 01, 2010 | Women's Basketball
As the 2010-2011 women's basketball season tips off at Valparaiso University, the Crusaders will have a new youthful look to this year's squad. Head coach Keith Freeman brought in six new faces to campus this year and will look for them to blend with eight returnees.
October 31, 2010 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso redshirt junior Stefan Antonijevic (Buffalo Grove, Ill./Stevenson [College of Lake County/Marquette]) headed in his fourth goal of the season midway through the second half to knot up Sunday's match with UIC at Brown Field, but the Flames' Eric Frazier scored his second goal of the game in the 106th minute as the Crusaders fell 2-1.
October 31, 2010 | Women's Bowling
Junior Natalie Cortese (Hoffman Estates, Ill./Hoffman Estates [Central Missouri]) was named to the All-Tournament Team at the Greater Ozark Invitational for the second straight year as #11 Valparaiso closed the tournament in fifth place.
October 31, 2010 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Homer Drew looked on as the new court in the arena of the Athletics-Recreation Center was officially dedicated as Homer Drew Court Saturday night, and then guided the Crusaders to a comfortable 93-58 victory in their exhibition opener against Olivet Nazarene.
October 30, 2010 | Volleyball
Valparaiso was unable to take down Milwaukee Saturday evening at the ARC, dropping a 3-1 (25-20, 25-20, 22-25, 25-17) decision to the league-leading Panthers.
October 30, 2010 | Women's Bowling
The #11 Valparaiso bowling team enters the final day of competition with a shot at the Greater Ozark Invitational championship after closing the second day of action Saturday in third place in the 10-team tournament field.
October 30, 2010 | Women's Cross Country
Paced by a 23rd-place finish by freshman Claire Johnson (Eden Prairie, Minn./Eden Prairie), the Valparaiso women's cross country team finished in ninth place Saturday at the 2010 Horizon League Championships in Chicago, Ill.
October 30, 2010 | Men's Cross Country
Led by sophomore Wally Bradford (Mukwonago, Wis./Mukwonago), the Valparaiso men's cross country team placed eighth Saturday at the Horizon League Championships in Chicago, Ill.
October 30, 2010 | Football
Butler spoiled Senior Day for Valparaiso on Saturday afternoon at Brown Field, defeating the Crusaders 48-0 to retain the “Hoosier Helmet” in the annual rivalry game.
October 29, 2010 | Volleyball
It was Senior Night at the ARC Friday evening for the Valparaiso volleyball team, making it only appropriate that the Crusaders' quartet of seniors led the way in a 3-1 (25-18, 24-26, 25-13, 25-20) victory over Green Bay. Middle hitter Katie Layman (LaPorte, Ind./New Prairie) smashed her previous career high by tallying 21 kills Friday night.
October 29, 2010 | Women's Bowling
#11 Valparaiso opened the 2010-2011 season Friday afternoon at the Greater Ozark Invitational in Springfield, Mo., going 4-1 on the day.
October 29, 2010 | Men's Basketball
The pieces are in place for the Valparaiso men's basketball team to make a move up the Horizon League standings in 2010-2011. Ten letterwinners are back from the league's highest-scoring team a year ago, while three newcomers joined the Crusaders during the summer for their Cancun trip to get a jump-start on the season.
October 29, 2010 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso University's Brooke Henderson (Westlake, Ohio/Westlake H.S.) and Janine Lytle (Wooster, Ohio/Wooster H.S.) have both been named Second Team All-Horizon League selections as the conference has announced its postseason honors.
October 28, 2010 | Women's Bowling
Last year, the Valparaiso bowling program went on a run that few thought possible for a program in its first season of competition, ending the season ranked #10 in the country. With seven of their top eight bowlers back for the 2010-2011 campaign, the expectations have been raised for the Crusaders this season and the goal is simple: be one of the eight teams invited to the 2011 NCAA Bowling Championships.
October 28, 2010 | Volleyball
For the second time this season and the fourth time in her career, Valparaiso sophomore libero Taylor Root (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) has been voted ‘The People's Choice' on the Horizon League Network. Root is currently spotlighted in a video on the Horizon League website via phone interview.
October 28, 2010 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso begins its year-ending three-match homestand on Halloween night at Brown Field, as the Crusaders host UIC at 6 p.m. The Crusaders are trying to stay alive in the fight for a spot in the Horizon League Championship.
October 27, 2010 | Athletics
Student-athletes at Valparaiso University continue to distinguish themselves academically, graduating at a higher rate than their peers at many other universities, according to information released by the NCAA today, Oct. 27.
October 27, 2010 | Volleyball
Valparaiso finishes the 2010 home season at the Athletics-Recreation Center this weekend with a pair of key league matches. The Crusaders host Green Bay on Friday night for their annual breast cancer awareness match, as well as Senior Night, before welcoming Milwaukee on Saturday.
October 27, 2010 | Football
Valparaiso returns to Brown Field for the final time in 2010 on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders “Battle for the Hoosier Helmet” against longtime instate rival Butler. Saturday is also Senior Day, with the Crusader football program honoring 12 players prior to kickoff.
October 26, 2010 | Volleyball
Valparaiso sophomore libero Taylor Root (Jenison, Mich./Jenison), fresh off her third Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week honor of the season, has been recognized by the Collegiate Volleyball Update (CVU.com) for the second time this year as one of its Top Performers from last week.
October 26, 2010 | Men's Basketball
The new floor in the arena of the Athletics-Recreation Center will officially be dedicated as Homer Drew Court in a pregame ceremony prior to Saturday night's Valparaiso men's basketball exhibition opener against Olivet Nazarene, scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. start.
October 26, 2010 | Men's Basketball
A number of Valpo men's basketball players spent time Monday afternoon at Memorial Elementary School in Valparaiso, helping to kick off the school's “Red Ribbon Week.”
October 25, 2010 | Volleyball
It was an entire team effort for Valparaiso as the Crusaders used 16 players in a sweep of SIU Edwardsville (25-23, 25-20, 25-18) Monday evening in Edwardsville, Ill. With the win, Valpo has now won 20 or more matches each of the last nine seasons. Senior middle hitter Tara Diebler reached the 1,000-kill mark for her career in the first set of the sweep.
October 25, 2010 | Volleyball
For the third time this season and fifth time in her career, Valparaiso sophomore libero Taylor Root (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) has been named the Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week.
October 25, 2010 | Women's Bowling
Entering its second season of competition, the Valparaiso bowling team is ranked 11th in the nation in the National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA) 2010-2011 preseason poll.
October 25, 2010 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso University announced today that single-game tickets for the 2010-2011 men's basketball season will go on sale Monday morning, Oct. 25, at 10 a.m. The Crusaders have also released their promotional schedule for the upcoming season as well.
October 24, 2010 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso outshot Youngstown State 27-8 and held a 21-1 advantage in corner kick opportunities on Sunday afternoon, but the two sides battled to a 1-1 double-overtime deadlock at Eastgate Field in the 2010 finale for both schools.
October 23, 2010 | Men's Soccer
On a foggy night in Green Bay, Wis., Valparaiso had a great number of chances at goal, including eight corner kicks in the second half, but couldn't push the ball across the goal line as Green Bay earned the 1-0 victory Saturday evening.
October 23, 2010 | Volleyball
Six Crusaders tallied between seven and nine kills Saturday evening as the Valparaiso offense hit at a .254 clip in a 3-0 (25-19, 25-10, 25-22) sweep of UIC in Horizon League play at the ARC.
October 23, 2010 | Football
Valparaiso was within three points of host San Diego at halftime on Saturday afternoon, but two big plays by the Toreros in the second half turned the momentum of the game as the Crusaders fell 30-10 at Torero Stadium in San Diego, Calif.
October 23, 2010 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso's women's swim team turned in a fourth place effort on Saturday morning at the Indiana Intercollegiates in West Lafayette, Ind.
October 23, 2010 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso's men's swim team earned a fourth place finish on Saturday morning at the Indiana Intercollegiates hosted by Purdue in West Lafayette, Ind.
October 22, 2010 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso's men's tennis team wrapped up its fall season late Friday evening with doubles action at the ITA Midwest Regional Championship held at Eck Tennis Pavilion in Notre Dame, Ind.
October 22, 2010 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso's women's swim team suffered a 126-73 setback to Cleveland State on Friday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool.
October 22, 2010 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso's men's swim team wrapped up its brief two-meet homestand on Friday afternoon, falling 131-69 to Cleveland State at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool.
October 22, 2010 | Women's Soccer
While Valparaiso out-shot Cleveland State on the day, the Vikings scored just before halftime and then added an insurance tally late in the second half as the Crusaders fell, 2-0, Friday afternoon at Eastgate Field.
October 22, 2010 | Volleyball
Allison Sears, who starred at middle hitter for the Valparaiso volleyball team from 2005 through 2008, has taken her skills over to Europe, where she is currently playing professionally for Datovoc Tongeren, a team in Belgium's top division.
October 21, 2010 | Volleyball
Following her second Horizon League Offensive Player of the Week award of the season, Valparaiso junior setter Jenny Pokorny (Geneva, Ill./Geneva) was again voted as ‘The People's Choice' on the Horizon League Network. Pokorny is currently spotlighted in a video on the Horizon League website via phone interview.
October 21, 2010 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso's men's tennis team dropped all three singles matches at the ITA Midwest Regional Championships held at Eck Tennis Pavillion in Notre Dame, Ind. on Thursday.
October 20, 2010 | Men's Soccer
Senior Zack Stivers (Brownsburg, Ind./Brownsburg) scored a pair of goals, including the eventual match-winner midway through the first half, while Adrian Ortiz (Berwyn, Ill./Morton West) and Guy Shabtay (Ramat-Gan, Israel/Blich [Prairie State C.C.]) both registered goals as well as Valparaiso defeated Western Michigan, 4-0, in non-league action Wednesday night at Brown Field.
October 20, 2010 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University has been predicted to finish in ninth place in the league's 2010-2011 preseason women's basketball poll according to the voting done by the conference's head coaches, the league's sports information directors, and selected media members.
October 19, 2010 | Volleyball
Valparaiso never trailed later than halfway in any of the three sets en route to a 3-0 (25-17, 25-23, 25-15) sweep of Oakland in Rochester, Mich. Tuesday evening.
October 19, 2010 | Men's Golf
Valparaiso's men's golf team improved by seven strokes from round one to round two and finished in eighth place overall at the Dayton Fall Invitational which concluded on Tuesday at the NCR Country Club South Course in Kettering, Ohio.
October 19, 2010 | Women's Golf
Valparaiso's women's golf team finished the fall portion of the 2010-2011 season on Tuesday with a seventh place finish at the Dayton Fall Invitational held at the NCR Country Club North Course in Kettering, Ohio.
October 19, 2010 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso men's basketball team has been picked to finish in fourth place in the Horizon League according to preseason polling of the league's head coaches, media members and sports information directors. In addition, guard Brandon Wood has been selected to the preseason All-League First Team, while forward Cory Johnson has been tabbed a Second Team selection.
October 19, 2010 | Baseball
The Valparaiso baseball team concluded its Fall World Series this past Saturday (Oct. 16) as the White beat the Black in the final game of the best-of-three intra-squad series. Karch Kowalczyk (Peru, Ill./La Salle-Peru H.S.) and Ryan O'Gara (Buffalo Grove, Ill./Buffalo Grove H.S.) were named co-Most Valuable Players of the series for the White squad.
October 19, 2010 | Football
Valparaiso takes the 2,100 mile trip across the country on Saturday afternoon to battle the Toreros of San Diego. The Crusaders finish the season with three of their last four games away from Brown Field.
October 19, 2010 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso closes out a three-match stretch of non-league contests with a game against Western Michigan at home Wednesday night. The Crusaders then hit the road for the final time in the regular season for a league showdown at Green Bay Saturday evening.
October 18, 2010 | Men's Golf
Valparaiso University's men's golf team shot 315 in the first round of the Dayton Fall Invitational on Monday afternoon and currently sits in 10th place at the midway point playing the South Course at NCR Country Club in Kettering, Ohio.
October 18, 2010 | Women's Golf
Valparaiso's women's golf team is in seventh place, just seven shots out of third, after the opening 18 holes of the Dayton Fall Invitational held at NCR Country Club in Kettering, Ohio on Monday.
October 18, 2010 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso closes out the 2010 regular season this weekend with a pair of home matches at Eastgate Field. The Crusaders entertain Cleveland State on Friday afternoon before hosting Youngstown State Sunday afternoon on Senior Day.
October 18, 2010 | Volleyball
Valparaiso junior setter Jenny Pokorny (Geneva, Ill./Geneva) has been named the Horizon League Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this season after registering her second career triple-double last weekend.
October 18, 2010 | Volleyball
Valparaiso closes out a three-match road trip with a non-league showdown Tuesday at former Mid-Con opponent Oakland. The Crusaders play just one Horizon League contest this week, a Saturday night return to the ARC against UIC.
October 17, 2010 | Football
For the second time this season, Valparaiso University punter Greg Wood (Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville H.S.) was honored by the College Football Performance Awards as an Honorable Mention Punter of the Week in NCAA I-FCS following the Jacksonville game.
October 17, 2010 | Men's Soccer
Taking on a side tied atop the Big Ten standings for the second straight game, Valparaiso kept #16/17 Ohio State off the scoreboard into extra time Sunday afternoon, but the Buckeyes got a golden goal from Konrad Warcyzha in the 97th minute for the 1-0 overtime victory in Columbus, Ohio.
October 17, 2010 | Women's Soccer
A goal by Lauren Patterson with just over 10 minutes to play proved to be the difference on Sunday afternoon as Wright State defeated Valparaiso 1-0 at Eastgate Field.
October 16, 2010 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso fans got their first look at the Crusader men's and women's basketball teams on Saturday evening at Valpo Hoops Mania in the Athletics-Recreation Center.
October 16, 2010 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso fans got their first look at the Crusader men's and women's basketball teams on Saturday evening at Valpo Hoops Mania in the Athletics-Recreation Center.
October 16, 2010 | Volleyball
Junior setter Jenny Pokorny (Geneva, Ill./Geneva) recorded her second career triple-double and the Crusaders had their best blocking match in nearly four years as Valparaiso defeated Wright State, 3-1 (25-22, 24-26, 25-12, 25-15), Saturday afternoon in Dayton, Ohio.
October 16, 2010 | Women's Cross Country
Led by top-15 finishes from freshman Nicole Zehel (Wixom, Mich./Lutheran Westland) and fifth-year senior Whitney Bowman (Portage, Ind./Portage [Purdue]), the Valparaiso women's cross country team ran to a third-place finish Saturday at the Evansville Invitational in Evansville, Ind.
October 16, 2010 | Men's Cross Country
In its final tune-up for the Horizon League Cross Country Championships, the Valparaiso men's cross country team finished in sixth place Saturday at the Evansville Invitational in Evansville, Ind.
October 16, 2010 | Women's Swimming & Diving
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee spoiled Valparaiso's women's swim team's home opener on Saturday afternoon, downing the Crusaders 120-77 at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool.
October 16, 2010 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso's men's swim team opened its home campaign on Saturday afternoon suffering a 122-74 setback to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool.
October 16, 2010 | Football
Eric Slenk (Holland, Mich./Christian H.S.) hauled in Valparaiso's lone touchdown on Saturday afternoon as Jacksonville posted an 86-7 victory over of the Crusaders at Brown Field.
October 16, 2010 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso's women's tennis team closed its 2010 fall season on Saturday morning with a 7-2 loss to Robert Morris (Ill.) at Millennium Courts in Chicago, Ill.
October 15, 2010 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso volleyball team suffered its first sweep of the 2010 season Friday night, falling in straight sets (25-14, 25-20, 25-19) to Butler in Indianapolis, Ind.
October 15, 2010 | Women's Basketball
Group tickets for Valparaiso men's and women's basketball, available for groups of 10 or more, will go on sale Monday, October 18 at 10 a.m.
October 15, 2010 | Men's Basketball
Group tickets for Valparaiso men's and women's basketball, available for groups of 10 or more, will go on sale Monday, October 18 at 10 a.m.
October 14, 2010 | Athletics
Valparaiso University's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will be raising money for Susan G. Komen for the Cure beginning on October 22 at various Crusader sporting events in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness month.
October 14, 2010 | Baseball
Members of the Valparaiso University baseball team showcased their talents in front of approximately 30 scouts representing Major League Baseball teams on Tuesday afternoon at Emory Bauer Field.
October 14, 2010 | Athletics
Nominations will be accepted through Monday, October 18 to be included in the pool of candidates for the Valparaiso University Hall of Fame Class of 2011.
October 13, 2010 | Men's Soccer
A scoreless game at the half quickly turned into a offensive battle Wednesday night, but unfortunately for Valparaiso, the Crusaders came out on the wrong end of a 4-2 decision against Big Ten co-leader Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich.
October 13, 2010 | Volleyball
The second half of Horizon League play gets underway for Valparaiso this weekend as the Crusaders hit the road again. Valpo takes on in-state rival and co-league leader Butler Friday night before continuing on to Dayton to face Wright State Saturday afternoon.
October 13, 2010 | Football
Valparaiso closes out its homestand on Saturday afternoon at Brown Field with another Pioneer Football League battle as the Crusaders host Jacksonville. Valpo is looking to bounce back from last week's loss to Marist while the Dolphins are looking to remain atop the PFL standings.
October 12, 2010 | Men's Golf
Valparaiso's men's golf team shot 298 on Tuesday in the final round of the Skyhawk Classic to finish the 54-hole event in 10th place at Paris Landing Golf Course in Buchanan, Tenn.
October 12, 2010 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso returns home to Eastgate Field on Sunday afternoon as the Crusaders begin their final homestand of the 2010 regular season. Valpo hosts Wright State this weekend in a pivotal match with regards to the Horizon League standings and qualifying for the conference tournament.
October 12, 2010 | Men's Basketball
Members of the Valparaiso men's basketball team spent time with children from 5 to 7 years old last Friday afternoon at the YMCA, putting on a basketball clinic for the youths.
October 11, 2010 | Men's Golf
Valparaiso's men's golf team sits in a tie for 10th place after the first 36 holes of the Skyhawk Classic hosted by Tennessee-Martin. The Crusaders turned in rounds of 299 and 295 to post a 594 total on the 6,685-yard, par-72 Paris Landings Golf Course in Buchanan, Tenn.
October 11, 2010 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso steps out of Horizon League play to take a pair of shots at teams atop the Big Ten standings. The Crusaders travel first to Ann Arbor on Wednesday to face Michigan before heading to Columbus on Sunday to take on Ohio State.
October 10, 2010 | Volleyball
A career-best 15 kills from sophomore outside hitter Mary Dent (Chicago, Ill./Von Steuben) spurred Valparaiso on to a straight-set sweep (25-21, 25-21, 25-21) over Youngstown State Sunday afternoon in Horizon League play at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
October 10, 2010 | Men's Tennis
Siddarth Mehta (South Bend, Ind./Clay H.S.) rallied in a match tie-break to capture the championship in the C flight of singles for Valparaiso on Sunday afternoon as the Crusaders concluded play in Dayton, Ohio at the Dayton/Wright State Invitational.
October 10, 2010 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso and the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay battled each other for 110 minutes on Sunday afternoon at Santaga Stadium in Green Bay, Wis., but neither team could find the back of the net and thus the two sides came away with a scoreless draw in Horizon League action.
October 09, 2010 | Volleyball
Valparaiso took the first set Saturday evening from Cleveland State Saturday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center, but the Vikings came back to earn a 3-1 (21-25, 26-24, 25-22, 25-18) victory over the Crusaders in Horizon League play.
October 09, 2010 | Men's Soccer
The tough-luck Horizon League campaign for the Valparaiso men's soccer team continued Saturday evening in Cleveland, Ohio, as the Crusaders fell victim to an 86th minute goal as Cleveland State earned the 1-0 victory.
October 09, 2010 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso's men's tennis team posted a combined 19-7 record on the opening day of the Dayton/Wright State Invitational held in Dayton, Ohio. The Crusaders have six players that have advanced to the semifinals in singles action while a team has advanced to the championship match in the B flight of doubles.
October 09, 2010 | Football
Valparaiso racked up a season-high 358 yards of total offense, but could not convert them into points on Saturday afternoon, falling to Marist 51-7 at Brown Field.
October 09, 2010 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso's Kristin Zakiewicz (Bristol, Ind./Northridge H.S.) earned a victory in her third place singles match on Saturday to highlight day two of the Kellogg-Hinds Tournament held in Macomb, Ill.
October 08, 2010 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso's women's tennis team completed day one of the Kellogg-Hinds Tournament on Friday, and Kristin Zakiewicz (Bristol, Ind./Northridge H.S.) has advanced to the third place match in the third flight of singles.
October 08, 2010 | Women's Soccer
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee scored three times in the first half and Valparaiso could not recover on Friday evening as the Panthers defeated the Crusaders 5-0 at Engelmann Field in Milwaukee, Wis.
October 08, 2010 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso's women's swim team posted a third place finish on Friday evening at the Dennis Stark Relays hosted by Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind.
October 08, 2010 | Men's Swimming & Diving
After swimming in a quadrangular meet last weekend, Valparaiso's men's swim team returned to the pool on Friday evening for the Dennis Stark Relays, and finished in third place in the event hosted by Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind.
October 06, 2010 | Men's Soccer
Returning to Brown Field for the lone home match in a six-game stretch Wednesday night, Valparaiso battled to a 1-1 double overtime draw with former Mid-Con rival Western Illinois.
October 06, 2010 | Football
Valparaiso returns to Brown Field on Saturday afternoon for the third time in four weeks as the Crusaders host Marist College. The game is part of Parents Weekend on the university campus, and also begins another two-game homestand for the Brown and Gold.
October 06, 2010 | Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball
Fans are invited to get their first glimpse of the 2010-2011 Valparaiso basketball teams at Valpo Hoops Mania, to be held Saturday, October 16 at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with the main program beginning at 7 p.m. Admission to the event is free.
October 06, 2010 | Men's Basketball
Dan Hartfield, who spent last season as a graduate assistant coach with the Valparaiso men's basketball program, has moved on to the NBA's Houston Rockets, where he is currently working as the team's Basketball Operations Intern for Advance Scouting.
October 05, 2010 | Volleyball
Led by one of the most efficient offensive performances in school history by freshman Sarah Dooms (Greenwood, Ind./Center Grove), Valparaiso cruised to a 3-0 (25-10, 25-18, 25-15) sweep of Loyola in a rare Tuesday night Horizon League matchup at the ARC.
October 05, 2010 | Women's Golf
Valparaiso's women's golf team improved its team score by 15 strokes over the opening round to move into a tie for 11th place on Tuesday as the Crusaders concluded play at the Butler Fall Invitational held at Eagle Creek Golf Course in Indianapolis, Ind.
October 05, 2010 | Men's Golf
Kyle Henning (Brookfield, Wis./East H.S.) carded a collegiate best round of 69 on Tuesday as Valparaiso wrapped up play in the Butler Fall Invitational with a sixth place finish in Indianapolis, Ind.
October 05, 2010 | Baseball
Last weekend (October 2-3), Valparaiso University's baseball alumni returned to campus to take part in a weekend of activities.
October 05, 2010 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso takes to the road for the final time during the regular season this weekend, heading north to Wisconsin for a pair of Horizon League battles. On Friday, the Crusaders will face Milwaukee in a rematch of last year's Horizon League championship match before the Brown and Gold head to Green Bay on Sunday for another pivotal conference contest.
October 05, 2010 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso takes a brief break from the road, returning home Wednesday to take on Western Illinois in non-league action. The Crusaders then continue their travels, which take them to Cleveland State for a Horizon League showdown on Saturday.
October 04, 2010 | Men's Golf
After posting a team school record in the first round of the Butler Fall Invitational on Monday, the Crusaders battled through round two to finish the day in fourth place overall heading into the final 18 holes at Eagle Creek Golf Course in Indianapolis, Ind.
October 04, 2010 | Women's Golf
Valparaiso's women's golf team is tied with Horizon League foe Cleveland State for 12th place after day one of the Butler Fall Invitational held Monday at Eagle Creek Golf Course in Indianapolis, Ind.
October 04, 2010 | Football
Valparaiso University punter Greg Wood (Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville H.S.) was honored by the College Football Performance Awards as an Honorable Mention Punter of the Week in NCAA I-FCS after his efforts at Dayton.
October 04, 2010 | Volleyball
Valparaiso returns to the ARC for a key three-match Horizon League homestand this week, taking on Loyola Tuesday, Cleveland State Saturday and Youngstown State Sunday. The Crusaders are looking to cement their spot in the upper portion of the standings as they hit the halfway mark of league play.
October 03, 2010 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso's women's swimming team posted a victory over Butler but fell to Evansville and Saint Louis on Sunday afternoon as the Crusaders opened the 2010-2011 season in Fishers, Ind.
October 03, 2010 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso's men's swimming team opened the 2010-2011 season on Sunday afternoon, dropping all three ends of a triangular meet against Evansville, Saint Louis, and IUPUI at Fishers High School in Fishers, Ind.
October 03, 2010 | Men's Golf
Valparaiso's men's golf team set a modern-day school record as a team with a score of 294 on Sunday afternoon, finishing second at a triangular match against Chicago State and Green Bay at Eagle Creek Golf Course in Indianapolis, Ind.
October 03, 2010 | Women's Golf
Valparaiso's women's golf team finished second in a triangular match on Sunday against Chicago State and Green Bay at Eagle Creek Golf Course in Indianapolis, Ind.
October 03, 2010 | Men's Soccer
For the second straight Horizon League game, Valparaiso came out on the wrong end of a 1-0 decision, falling to Loyola (Chicago) Sunday evening in Chicago, Ill.
October 03, 2010 | Women's Soccer
Casey Pedersen's (Northville, Mich./Mercy H.S.) penalty kick goal late in the first half proved to be the difference on Sunday as Valparaiso defeated Butler 1-0 at the Butler Bowl in Indianapolis, Ind. for the Crusaders' first Horizon League victory of the season.
October 02, 2010 | Volleyball
Valparaiso rebounded from a tough loss Friday night, picking up a 3-1 (25-16, 25-17, 14-25, 25-23) victory over Green Bay Saturday afternoon in Green Bay, Wis. to earn a weekend road split.
October 02, 2010 | Men's Tennis
Despite a late start due to rain, plenty of matches were contested on Saturday as the Crusaders completed competition in its own Valparaiso Fall Invitational held at the Valpo Tennis Complex.
October 02, 2010 | Women's Tennis
Katie Bilyeu (Terre Haute, Ind./South Vigo H.S.) won the only singles match played by a Crusader on Saturday while Valparaiso's lone doubles team in action dropped their match on the final day of a rain-shortened IPFW Mastodon Invitational held in Fort Wayne, Ind.
October 02, 2010 | Men's Golf, Women's Golf
The steady rain all day in the Northwest Indiana region forced the postponement of Valparaiso's men's and women's golf matches that were scheduled for Saturday at Lost Marsh Golf Course in Hammond, Ind.
October 02, 2010 | Football
Valparaiso hung with preseason Pioneer Football League favorite Dayton for 30 minutes, but the Flyers pulled away in the second half to defeat the Crusaders 48-14 on Saturday afternoon at Welcome Stadium in Dayton, Ohio.
October 01, 2010 | Volleyball
Valparaiso forced a fifth set Friday evening on the road at preseason league favorite Milwaukee, but the Panthers came away with the win in the final frame to earn the 3-2 (19-25, 25-13, 25-22, 19-25, 15-13) victory over the Crusaders at the Klotsche Center in Milwaukee.
October 01, 2010 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso posted a 14-11 record overall, including a sweep of all three doubles matches on Friday as the Crusaders completed day one of the Valpo Fall Invitational held at the Valpo Tennis Complex.
October 01, 2010 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso outshot Loyola (Chicago) 18-9 on Friday afternoon at Eastgate Field, but it was the Ramblers that pushed a goal across midway through the second half on the way to a 1-0 victory over the Crusaders.
October 01, 2010 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso's women's tennis team opened play on Friday for day one of the IPFW Mastodon Invitational in Fort Wayne, Ind.
October 01, 2010 | Men's Cross Country
For the third time in as many races this season, senior Joel Hartenberger (Albuquerque, N.M./Sandia) led the Valparaiso men's cross country team as it ran to a 14th place finish Friday at the Notre Dame Invitational in Notre Dame, Ind.
October 01, 2010 | Women's Cross Country
Freshman Claire Johnson (Eden Prairie, Minn./Eden Prairie) paced the Crusader pack for the first time in her career as the Valparaiso women's cross country team finished in 17th place Friday afternoon at the Notre Dame Invitational in Notre Dame, Ind.
October 01, 2010 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso played right with #14/15 Butler in Indianapolis on Friday afternoon, forcing the game into extra time scoreless, but the Bulldogs struck for the golden goal in the 109th minute as the Crusaders fell 1-0.
September 30, 2010 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Experience abounds for the Valparaiso University women's swim team as the Crusaders take to the pool for the 2010-2011 season. Head coach Howard Hunte returns seven swimmers from last year's squad and has added a transfer and six freshmen to the roster for the upcoming season.
September 30, 2010 | Men's Swimming & Diving
As the Valparaiso University men's swim team dives into the water for the 2010-2011 season, head coach Howard Hunte has a roster that is larger than years past.
September 30, 2010 | Volleyball
Valparaiso heads away from home this weekend, traveling north to Wisconsin to take on Milwaukee and Green Bay in Horizon League action. At the halfway point of their season, the Crusaders currently sit with an impressive 13-2 record.
September 30, 2010 | Football
After back-to-back weeks at home, Valparaiso returns to the road on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders visit the Buckeye State to battle Dayton. Valpo is looking for its first victory of the season after suffering a narrow two-point setback last week against Drake.
September 29, 2010 | Women's Soccer
After four straight matches away from home, Valparaiso makes a brief stop at Eastgate Field on Friday afternoon as the Crusaders host Loyola (Chicago) in Horizon League action. The Brown and Gold then returns to the road on Sunday, heading south to battle longtime instate rival Butler in Indianapolis.
September 29, 2010 | Men's Soccer
The Valparaiso men's soccer program raised about $1,800 at its second annual charity game against Milwaukee on Sept. 24 and also collected six boxes worth of athletic equipment to donate to the children's charity, They Often Cry Outreach (TOCO), for their work in Haiti and St. Lucia.
September 29, 2010 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso continues Horizon League play with a two-match road trip this weekend, traveling to nationally-ranked Butler on Friday before making the short trip to Chicago to face Loyola on Sunday.
September 29, 2010 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso volleyball team is currently one of just 39 programs nationwide and the only program in the Horizon League averaging better than 850 fans per home match, according to the latest national volleyball attendance report.
September 28, 2010 | Men's Golf
Most players played seven or eight holes on Tuesday morning, but constant rain eventually won, making Stone Ridge Golf Club unplayable by approximately 11:30 a.m. EDT and thus forcing the cancellation of the final round of the John Piper Intercollegiate held in Bowling Green, Ohio.
September 27, 2010 | Men's Golf
Valparaiso carded rounds of 302 and 299 on a crisp and breezy Monday to stand in eighth place following the first round of the John Piper Intercollegiate held at Stone Ridge Golf Club in Bowling Green, Ohio.
September 26, 2010 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso got out to a strong start Sunday night at Brown Field against Wright State, scoring two goals within the first 20 minutes, and carried it throughout the match despite playing a man down the final 46 minutes, eventually earning a 3-1 victory over the Raiders in Horizon League action.
September 26, 2010 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso opened its 2010 Horizon League slate on Sunday at Titan Field in Detroit, Mich., but ended up on the short end of a 2-0 setback against the Titans of Detroit.
September 25, 2010 | Volleyball
Valparaiso stepped out of league play at the ARC on Homecoming Saturday, defeating IUPUI 3-1 (25-17, 23-25, 25-21, 25-17) to improve to 13-2 on the season.
September 25, 2010 | Football
Trailing by 15 points entering the fourth quarter, Valparaiso rallied to pull within two and had the football late in the game, but could not find a last minute score as the Crusaders fell 21-19 to Drake on Homecoming Saturday afternoon at Brown Field.
September 25, 2010 | Men's Tennis
In a tightly contested contest, the Valparaiso University men's tennis team defeated their alumni counterparts 5-3 on Saturday afternoon at the Valpo Tennis Complex in the annual alumni tournament held as part of Homecoming weekend.
September 25, 2010 | Women's Tennis
Six Crusader alumni returned for the inaugural women's tennis alumni tournament held early Saturday morning at the Valpo Tennis Complex as part of Homecoming weekend at Valparaiso.
September 24, 2010 | Volleyball
Valparaiso saw a 2-0 lead slip away against UIC Friday evening in Chicago, Ill., but rallied after trailing by six points in the fifth set and then facing a pair of match points to earn the 3-2 (25-18, 25-15, 22-25, 19-25, 17-15) victory over the Flames in Horizon League action.
September 24, 2010 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso converted on a penalty kick early in the second half to tie its Horizon League opener with Milwaukee, but the Panthers tallied the golden goal in the 97th minute to earn the 2-1 victory at Brown Field Friday evening. The defeat was the Crusaders' first of the season, seven games into the campaign.
September 24, 2010 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso's women's soccer team wrapped up the non-conference portion of the 2010 schedule on Friday evening, battling Indiana State to a 1-1 double-overtime draw at Memorial Stadium in Terre Haute, Ind.
September 24, 2010 | Men's Basketball
For the second straight year, the Valparaiso men's basketball team participated in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Northwest Indiana Walk to Cure Diabetes. This year's walk was held on Sunday, Sept. 26 at Hidden Lake Park in Merrillville.
September 23, 2010 | Volleyball
Crusader fans turned out in force to vote once again, giving Valparaiso junior setter Jenny Pokorny (Geneva, Ill./Geneva) the title of ‘The People's Choice' on the Horizon League Network this week. Pokorny is currently spotlighted in a video on the Horizon League website via phone interview.
September 23, 2010 | Baseball
An Easter weekend trip to Hawaii and a spring break trip to California and Las Vegas highlight the 2011 Valparaiso University baseball schedule which has been released by head coach Tracy Woodson.
September 23, 2010 | Football
It's Homecoming at Valparaiso this Saturday as the Crusaders take to the gridiron against Drake at Brown Field. Saturday also marks the start of the 18th Pioneer Football League campaign for the Brown and Gold as the Crusaders face the Bulldogs for the second straight year in the conference opener.
September 22, 2010 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso takes aim at remaining unbeaten this weekend in a pair of home matches. The Crusaders open Horizon League play Friday night against Milwaukee before taking on Wright State Sunday evening.
September 22, 2010 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso wraps up its four-game road trip this weekend, beginning Friday evening at Indiana State in the final non-conference match of the season. The Crusaders then head to Detroit to begin the eight-match Horizon League slate on Sunday. Valpo is looking to rebound from back-to-back losses for the first time this season.
September 22, 2010 | Volleyball
After suffering their first loss since the season opener last week, Valparaiso looks to rebound as it travels to Chicago to face UIC before returning home on Homecoming Saturday for a non-league showdown with IUPUI.
September 22, 2010 | Football
Valparaiso University head football coach Dale Carlson will be among thousands of college coaches nationwide taking part in the third annual Coach to Cure MD program on Saturday as the Crusaders take on Drake.
September 22, 2010 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso's swimming and diving teams will be home for five dual meets this season as head coach Howard Hunte has released the 2010-2011 men's and women's swimming and diving schedule. The Crusaders will be home at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool twice in October and three times in January.
September 22, 2010 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso's swimming and diving teams will be home for five dual meets this season as head coach Howard Hunte has released the 2010-2011 men's and women's swimming and diving schedule. The Crusaders will be home at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool twice in October and three times in January.
September 22, 2010 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso University Ticket Office will begin selling the Crusader Plan five-game package, featuring tickets for home games against nationally-ranked Purdue and Butler, early next week. The Crusader Plan will be available online starting Sunday, Sept. 26, while the package will be available over the phone and in person at the ticket office on Monday, Sept. 27.
September 21, 2010 | Women's Golf
Valparaiso turned in the best 36-hole tournament score in program history and finished in a tie for eighth place on Tuesday as the Crusaders shot 328 in round two of the Chicago State Cougar Classic to finish at 651 overall at Lost Marsh Golf Course in Hammond, Ind.
September 21, 2010 | Women's Basketball
Season tickets and individual tickets, as well as the Crusader Plan mini-package, are now on sale for Valparaiso University's upcoming women's basketball season. The Crusaders home slate includes 14 regular season games as well as a pair of exhibition games at the Athletics-Recreation Center, including Big East Conference foes Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, and Cincinnati.
September 21, 2010 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball team announced its 2010 fall schedule today, featuring games each of the next three weekends, including a home game at the Valparaiso University Softball Field on Sunday, Oct. 10 against DePaul.
September 21, 2010 | Men's Soccer
For the second straight season, the Valparaiso men's soccer program is holding a charity game to raise money for They Often Cry Outreach (TOCO), as the Crusaders are waiving the standard admission charge for Friday's game against Milwaukee and instead accepting monetary donations for TOCO. TOCO's founder, St. Lucian reggae artist Taj Weekes, will be in attendance at the game and will also be participating in a number of events on campus during the day.
September 20, 2010 | Women's Golf
Valparaiso's women's golf team continued its strong showing to start the season, setting a new team record after shooting 323 in the opening round of the CSU Cougar Classic held at Lost Marsh Golf Course in Hammond, Ind. on Monday.
September 20, 2010 | Men's Basketball
Over the past two decades, the Valparaiso men's basketball team has been recognized nationally for the number of foreign players that have been part of the Crusaders' roster. On Saturday, a quartet of current Crusaders attended the World Cultural Festival at the Valparaiso International Center, talking to community members about their native countries.
September 20, 2010 | Men's Soccer
The Valparaiso men's soccer team continued its rise up the NSCAA regional rankings this week, as the best start in program history currently has the Crusaders ranked #7 in the Great Lakes region.
September 20, 2010 | Volleyball
Valparaiso junior setter Jenny Pokorny (Geneva, Ill./Geneva) has been named the Horizon League Offensive Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday afternoon.
September 19, 2010 | Men's Soccer
The Valparaiso men's soccer team played its first regular season match under the lights at Brown Field Sunday evening and gave the home fans a taste of the way the season has gone so far, earning a 2-0 victory over Bowling Green State University.
September 19, 2010 | Women's Soccer
In the midst of a four-match road trip, Valparaiso wrapped up the Tennessee swing on Sunday afternoon dropping a 1-0 match against Austin Peay at Morgan Brothers Field in Clarksville, Tenn.
September 18, 2010 | Football
Saint Joseph's (Ind.) spoiled Valparaiso's home opener on Saturday night in front of more than 4,600 fans at Brown Field on Communiversity Night as the Pumas defeated the Crusaders 50-7.
September 18, 2010 | Men's Tennis
Day two of play saw mixed results for the Valparaiso University men's tennis team at the Purdue Fall Invitational held in West Lafayette, Ind.
September 18, 2010 | Volleyball
In front of the largest home crowd in program history, Valparaiso fought back from a two-set deficit to force a decisive fifth frame, but Butler came out with the 3-2 (25-18, 25-16, 13-25, 18-25, 15-11) victory Saturday afternoon at the ARC. The loss snaps the Crusaders' 11-match winning streak.
September 18, 2010 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso's women's tennis team wrapped up its first tournament of the fall season on Saturday playing both outdoors on the clay courts as well as indoors on the hard courts due to rain at the River Forest Invitational held in River Forest, Ill.
September 17, 2010 | Volleyball
For the fifth time this season, Valparaiso rallied after dropping the first set, coming from behind to earn a 3-1 victory over Wright State Friday evening at the ARC in the team's Horizon League opener. The Crusaders, who were playing at home for the first time this season, have now won 11 consecutive matches and own the best 12-match start in program history at 11-1.
September 17, 2010 | Women's Soccer
Playing a Southeastern Conference opponent for the first time since 1994, Valparaiso went on the road and dropped a 2-0 decision to Vanderbilt on Friday evening in Nashville, Tenn.
September 17, 2010 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso's men's tennis team opened the 2010 fall season on Friday playing among some of the top teams in the Great Lakes and Midwest regions at the Purdue Fall Invitational held in West Lafayette, Ind.
September 17, 2010 | Men's Soccer
Senior forward Zack Stivers (Brownsburg, Ind./Brownsburg) found the back of the net in the 93rd minute of play Friday in Indianapolis, Ind., giving Valparaiso a 1-0 overtime victory over IUPUI. The win extends the Crusaders' season-opening unbeaten streak to five games.
September 17, 2010 | Softball
Valparaiso University director of athletics Mark LaBarbera announced today that Jordan Stevens has been named as the new head coach of the Crusader softball program.
September 17, 2010 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso University opened competition at the inaugural River Forest Invitational on Friday playing on the clay courts of River Forest Tennis Club in a tournament that also featured the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and Western Illinois University.
September 17, 2010 | Men's Cross Country
Senior Joel Hartenberger (Albuquerque, N.M./Sandia) paced the Valparaiso men's cross country team on Friday afternoon as the Crusaders competed at their second meet of the season, the Spartan Invitational in East Lansing, Mich.
September 17, 2010 | Women's Cross Country
The Valparaiso women's cross country team took to the course for the second time this season on Friday afternoon, competing at the Spartan Invitational in East Lansing, Mich. Fifth-year senior Whitney Bowman (Portage, Ind./Portage [Purdue]) paced the Crusader runners.
September 17, 2010 | Men's Basketball
Season tickets for the 2010-2011 Valparaiso men's basketball campaign, featuring home dates with national runner-up Butler and preseason top-10 squad Purdue, are on sale now for Crusader fans.
September 16, 2010 | Football
Valparaiso opens the 90th home season of Crusader football on Saturday evening as the Brown and Gold host region rival Saint Joseph's (Ind.) at Brown Field. Saturday is Communiversity Day, and also marks the first night football game ever played on the Valparaiso University campus.
September 15, 2010 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso looks to continue the longest unbeaten streak to start a season in program history, concluding a five-match road trip at IUPUI on Friday afternoon before returning home to Brown Field for the first time in 2010 to host Bowling Green on Sunday night.
September 15, 2010 | Men's Tennis
Optimism is high for Valparaiso's men's tennis team as the Crusaders open the fall season. Head coach Jim Daugherty returns seven players from last year's program, while gaining the services of a transfer and adding a freshman to the roster for the upcoming season.
September 15, 2010 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso begins its longest road trip of the season this weekend with a trip to the Volunteer State. The Crusaders will battle Vanderbilt on Friday night before traveling to Austin Peay for a Sunday matinee. Valpo will remain on the road for its next four matches, and seven of the next eight overall.
September 15, 2010 | Volleyball
Horizon League play is on the slate this weekend for Valparaiso, as is the start of the home schedule, as the Crusaders take the court at the ARC for the first time this year against Wright State and Butler. The Crusaders are looking to continue the best start in program history and also extend a 10-match winning streak.
September 14, 2010 | Women's Golf
Valparaiso University's Annie Nolan (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso H.S.) shot a final round 79 on Tuesday and made a par on the first playoff hole to win the Green Bay Invitational held at the Green Bay Country Club in Green Bay, Wis. Nolan's performance helped lead the Crusaders to a second place finish as a team.
September 14, 2010 | Volleyball
Valparaiso sophomore libero Taylor Root (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) has been recognized by the Collegiate Volleyball Update as one of its Top Performers from last week after being named the Most Valuable Player at Bradley's CEFCU Classic. In addition, the sophomore is ranked second in the nation in digs/set, as the NCAA released its first statistics report of the 2010 season today.
September 13, 2010 | Women's Golf
The Valparaiso women's golf team posted a record-setting performance Monday at the Green Bay Invitational held in Green Bay, Wis. The Crusaders shot 324, 50 shots better than any team score last season. Michelle Kleckner (New Brighton, Minn./Irondale H.S.) leads the way individually, shooting four-over par 77.
September 13, 2010 | Men's Soccer
Off to its best four-match start of all-time, the Valparaiso men's soccer team cracked the NSCAA Regional Rankings for just the second time in program history this week, coming in at #10 in the Great Lakes region in this week's polling.
September 13, 2010 | Football
Valparaiso University's football team will be holding a silent auction for a pair of autograph items during Saturday's football game against Saint Joseph's (Ind.) as part of Communiversity Day on campus. Kickoff for the game is set for 7 p.m. at Brown Field.
September 13, 2010 | Volleyball
Season tickets are now on sale for the 2010 Valparaiso volleyball home season at the Athletics-Recreation Center, starting this Friday with the Horizon League opener against Wright State at 7 p.m. Come see the Crusader squad that has started the season 10-1, matching the best start in program history, and has already won three tournament titles this year!
September 13, 2010 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso men's basketball team made its presence felt at the city's annual Popcorn Festival this past Saturday, helping to direct traffic around the city. This is the second straight year the Crusaders have assisted the Valparaiso Police Department with traffic control during the annual celebration.
September 12, 2010 | Men's Golf
Valparaiso University freshmen Kyle Henning (Brookfield, Wis./East H.S.) tied for third place overall after carding a two-round total of four-over par 148 (75-73) at the Fossum Invitational, leading the Crusaders to a fourth place finish as a team on Sunday at Forest Akers Golf Course in East Lansing, Mich.
September 12, 2010 | Men's Soccer
The Valparaiso men's soccer team fought to a scoreless double-overtime draw with Florida Gulf Coast Sunday afternoon in Milwaukee, Wis., good enough for the Crusaders to win the Marquette Invitational championship, their second tournament title in as many weekends. Valpo is now undefeated through four fixtures for the first time in program history.
September 12, 2010 | Women's Soccer
Janine Lytle (Wooster, Ohio/Wooster H.S.) scored the lone goal of the match on Sunday afternoon as Valparaiso defeated IUPUI 1-0 at Eastgate Field.
September 11, 2010 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso volleyball team matched the best start in school history and became the first team in program history to win three straight in-season tournament titles, defeating host Bradley, 3-1 (21-25, 25-14, 25-16, 25-13) Saturday evening to earn the CEFCU Classic championship. The win is the 10th straight triumph for the Crusaders as they prepare for the start of Horizon League play next weekend.
September 11, 2010 | Men's Golf
Valparaiso's men's golf team turned in a solid first round on Saturday at the Fossum Invitational held at the Forest Akers Golf Course in East Lansing, Mich., placing seventh out of 15 teams. The Crusaders had moved into a tie for third early in round two when play was suspended for the day due to heavy rains.
September 11, 2010 | Football
Valparaiso wrapped up its season-opening two-game road trip on Saturday afternoon, suffering a 42-7 loss to Franklin at Faught Stadium in Franklin, Ind.
September 11, 2010 | Volleyball
Valparaiso extended its winning streak to nine straight matches Saturday morning, sweeping Hofstra (25-13, 25-14, 25-22) at the Bradley CEFCU Classic in Peoria, Ill. The win puts the Crusaders in position to earn their third consecutive in-season tournament title this evening when they take on the host Braves.
September 10, 2010 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso rallied from a two-goal second half deficit to force overtime, but Eastern Michigan found the back of the net in sudden death to earn a 3-2 double-overtime victory over the Crusaders on Friday evening at Brown Field.
September 10, 2010 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso matched its best start in program history with its third straight win to open the season, while fifth-year senior goalkeeper Ryan Schwarz (Rockford, Ill./Boylan Catholic) set a new team record with his 15th career shutout as the Crusaders defeated Santa Clara, 1-0, to open the Marquette Invitational in Milwaukee, Wis. on Friday afternoon.
September 10, 2010 | Volleyball
Valparaiso made short work of Presbyterian College in the opener of the CEFCU Classic at Bradley Friday afternoon, sweeping the Blue Hose (25-18, 25-11, 25-17) in just over an hour. The win was the Crusaders' eighth straight victory and moved Valpo to 8-1 on the season, matching the second-best start in program history.
September 10, 2010 | Women's Golf
After starting the Valparaiso University women's golf program last season, head coach Mike Higdon begins year two at the helm of the Crusaders as the Brown and Gold are set for the fall season.
September 10, 2010 | Men's Golf
As Valparaiso's men takes to the links for the 2010 fall golf season, the core of the Crusader roster has a year of collegiate experience under their belt and will now look to move up the leaderboard at the various tournaments.
September 09, 2010 | Volleyball
Valparaiso sophomore libero Taylor Root (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) has been named ‘The People's Choice' this week on the Horizon League Network, and is currently spotlighted in a video on the website via phone interview.
September 09, 2010 | Baseball
Kyle Gaedele (Arlington Heights, Ill./Rolling Meadows H.S.), a junior outfielder at Valparaiso University, was recently named the “Top Prospect” of the Northwoods League by Perfect Game.
September 09, 2010 | Football
Valparaiso heads south on Saturday afternoon, but remains in the Hoosier State as the Crusaders take on Franklin. Both schools are looking to bounce back from opening weekend setbacks with their first victory of the season. After this week, the Crusaders will play five of their next seven games at home at Brown Field.
September 08, 2010 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso opened its 2010 fall season on Wednesday afternoon with a 6-1 victory over Goshen at the Valpo Tennis Complex.
September 08, 2010 | Men's Soccer
Valpariaso looks to match and/or surpass the best start in program history this weekend as it travels to Milwaukee to compete in the Marquette Invitational. The Crusaders face Santa Clara on Friday afternoon before taking on Florida Gulf Coast on Sunday.
September 08, 2010 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso wraps up its three-match homestand this weekend with a pair of contests. The Crusaders will entertain Eastern Michigan on Friday evening under the lights at Brown Field before hosting IUPUI on Sunday out at Eastgate Field.
September 07, 2010 | Volleyball
Valparaiso won its seventh straight match and extended one of the best starts in program history with a sweep (25-12, 25-19, 25-20) of Indiana State Tuesday evening in Terre Haute, Ind.
September 07, 2010 | Women's Tennis
A young Valparaiso University women's tennis team will take to the courts this fall on six different dates as the Crusaders begin to build for their spring championship season.
September 07, 2010 | Baseball
The Valparaiso University baseball program will hold their annual Parents/Alumni Weekend on October 2 and 3 with a variety of activities.
September 06, 2010 | Volleyball
Valparaiso looks to extend to one of the best starts in program history with four matches this week. The Crusaders head to Terre Haute to take on Indiana State Tuesday before traveling to play in the Bradley Invitational, facing Presbyterian and Hofstra in addition to the host Braves in search of their third straight tournament title.
September 06, 2010 | Men's Soccer
A goal in the 88th minute by senior midfielder Roby Del Giudice sent Monday's match against UC Riverside in Las Vegas, Nev. to overtime, and Del Giudice notched the match-winner late in the first overtime period to close a 2-1 victory for Valparaiso. The win gave the Crusaders the UNLV Nike Invitational tournament title, the first in-season tournament championship in Valpo men's soccer history.
September 06, 2010 | Women's Golf
Valparaiso University women's golf coach Mike Higdon has announced the additions of Alyssa Cameron and Michelle Kleckner to the Crusader roster for this upcoming fall season.
September 06, 2010 | Volleyball
Valparaiso sophomore libero Taylor Root (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) has been named the Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week for the second week in a row and for the fourth time in her career after earning All-Tournament Team honors at the Appalachian Invitational last weekend.
September 06, 2010 | Men's Basketball
While the Angola national team saw its run at the 2010 FIBA World Championships come to an end Monday afternoon at the hands of the squad from the United States in the round of 16, former Valparaiso star Joaquim Gomes had a standout performance, leading all players with 21 points.
September 06, 2010 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso fifth-year senior goalkeeper Ryan Schwarz (Rockford, Ill./Boylan Catholic) was named the Horizon League Player of the Week today after matching the Crusader career shutout record in a 1-0 win over UNLV in the season opener Monday.
September 05, 2010 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso and Eastern Kentucky battled for 110 minutes on a sunny Sunday afternoon at Eastgate Field, but neither team could find the back of the goal and the two sides settled for a 0-0 draw in non-conference action.
September 04, 2010 | Volleyball
It was an uphill battle in both matches, but Valparaiso fought off three match points Saturday morning to defeat Eastern Kentucky, 3-2, before beating host Appalachian State Saturday evening, 3-1, to close out the Appalachian Invitational and win the tournament title. Tara Diebler (Indianapolis, Ind./Franklin Central) was named Tournament MVP, while Taylor Root (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) was also named to the All-Tournament team.
September 04, 2010 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso goalkeeper Ryan Schwarz (Rockford, Ill./Boylan Catholic) matched the Crusader career shutout record with his 14th clean sheet, while newcomer Guy Shabtay (Ramat-Gan, Israel/Blich [Prairie State C.C.]) found the back of the net in the waning minutes to give the Valpo men's soccer team a 1-0 victory over UNLV at the UNLV Nike Invitational in Las Vegas, Nev. to open the season Saturday.
September 03, 2010 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso scored three times in less than 18 minutes spanning both halves on Friday evening as the Crusaders defeated IPFW 4-2 at Hefner Stadium in Fort Wayne, Ind. to improve to 3-0-1 on the season, the best four match start in program history.
September 03, 2010 | Volleyball
Valparaiso opened its second weekend of play the same way it closed out the opening weekend, defeating USC Upstate 3-1 (25-12, 20-25, 25-11, 25-12) in the opener of the Appalachian Invitational in Boone, N.C. Friday afternoon for its fourth straight victory.
September 03, 2010 | Men's Cross Country
Senior Joel Hartenberger (Albuquerque, N.M./Sandia) ran to a career-best fifth-place finish on Friday to lead the Valparaiso men's cross country team as it opened the 2010 campaign with a second-place team showing at Sunset Hills Farm in the Crusader Open.
September 03, 2010 | Women's Cross Country
The Valparaiso women's cross country team kicked off the 2010 season Friday at Sunset Hills Farm with the Crusader Open for the 17th straight year, finishing in third place among the five competing teams. Freshman Grace Shemwell (Clinton, Iowa/Clinton) led the Crusaders in her first collegiate race.
September 03, 2010 | Men's Basketball
Fans will have plenty of opportunities to catch the 2010-2011 Valparaiso men's basketball team on the various ESPN platforms, as the Crusaders will appear at least four times and up to eight times on the ESPN family of networks, highlighted by Purdue's visit to the ARC on Dec. 7 being broadcast live on ESPNU. In addition, Valpo will host Butler in the Horizon League Network Game of the Week on Jan. 29.
September 03, 2010 | Baseball
Two former members of the Valparaiso University baseball team, Bryce Shafer and Bo McClendon, recently completed their first season in professional baseball after they were drafted earlier this summer in the 2010 MLB Draft.
September 03, 2010 | Men's Soccer
The 2010 campaign gets under way for the Valparaiso men's soccer team this weekend as they travel to Las Vegas to play in the UNLV Nike Invitational. The Crusaders will face the host Rebels Saturday afternoon before taking on UC Riverside on Labor Day.
September 02, 2010 | Football
Valparaiso opened the 2010 season on Thursday evening, falling 45-0 to Western Illinois in a game played in a driving rain storm in Macomb, Ill.
September 02, 2010 | Men's Cross Country
A boatload of experience returns for head coach Mike Straubel and the Valparaiso men's cross country program in 2010, as the Crusaders graduated just one runner who ran among the team's top-five at any point last season. This seasoned group of veteran Crusaders is taking aim at a move up the Horizon League ladder this season.
September 02, 2010 | Women's Cross Country
It is a youthful and small squad that will hit the course for the 2010 Valparaiso women's cross country season, as the Crusaders have just eight runners, including just two upperclassmen. But head coach Mike Straubel has confidence in his squad's ability to come together as a unit as the team looks to move up the Horizon League standings this season.
September 01, 2010 | Volleyball
Valparaiso continues its circuit of early-season tournaments this weekend at the Appalachian Invitational in Boone, N.C., taking on USC Upstate and Eastern Kentucky in addition to host Applachian State. The Crusaders are looking for their second tournament title of the season after capturing the La Salle Invitational last weekend.
September 01, 2010 | Men's Basketball
Former Valparaiso basketball standout Joaquim Gomes posted a double-double Wednesday at the 2010 FIBA World Championships in Turkey as his native Angola defeated Germany for the first time ever. Gomes and former Crusader Mohamed Kone, a native of the Ivory Coast, have both started every game at the World Championships for their respective nations.
September 01, 2010 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso looks to continue its best start in program history on Friday evening, heading across the state of Indiana to battle IPFW. The Crusaders will then return home to Eastgate Field on Sunday afternoon to battle the Colonels of Eastern Kentucky.
August 31, 2010 | Men's Soccer
The Valparaiso men's soccer program is the very definition of a program on the rise, coming off of a 2009 campaign in which it captured a school-record ten victories and finished in third place in the Horizon League. Now, the Crusaders enter 2010 with nine starters and 17 letterwinners back from last year's team, ready to take the next step and challenge for a Horizon League title.
August 31, 2010 | Football
A new era in Valparaiso University football opens on Thursday evening as the Crusaders battle Western Illinois, a NCAA I-FCS scholarship program. First year head coach Dale Carlson takes the reigns for the first time at Valpo, and leads the Brown and Gold into its 90th season of intercollegiate football.
August 30, 2010 | Volleyball
Valparaiso sophomore libero Taylor Root (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) has been named the Horizon League's Defensive Player of the Week for the first weekend of competition after helping to lead the Crusaders to the La Salle Invitational title. The honor is Root's third career weekly accolade from the league office.
August 29, 2010 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso began its two-match road trip on Sunday afternoon, battling Evansville to a 1-1 double-overtime tie at Black Beauty Field on a warm, breezy day in Evansville, Ind.
August 29, 2010 | Volleyball
Valparaiso junior outside hitter Katie Britton (Mishawaka, Ind./Marian) was named the Tournament MVP of the La Salle Invitational after helping lead the Crusaders to the tournament title this past weekend. In addition, junior setter Jenny Pokorny (Geneva, Ill./Geneva) joined Britton on the All-Tournament Team.
August 29, 2010 | Men's Soccer
On a gorgeous late-August night at Brown Field in front of a good crowd, the Valparaiso men's soccer program closed out preseason play with an intrasquad scrimmage Saturday evening. The end result saw the Gold and White sides fight to a 1-1 draw.
August 28, 2010 | Volleyball
With a 3-0 (25-19, 25-16, 25-20) win over Hartford and a 3-1 (19-25, 25-23, 25-19, 25-20) victory over 2009 NCAA Tournament participant Niagara, the Valparaiso volleyball team earned the tournament championship at the La Salle Invitational in Philadelphia, Pa. Saturday.
August 27, 2010 | Women's Soccer
Lauren Gagnon's (Grand Haven, Mich./Spring Lake H.S.) first collegiate goal just over 10 minutes into the match lifted Valparaiso to a 1-0 victory over Eastern Illinois on Friday evening at Brown Field in the first regular season night game ever played on the Valparaiso University campus. With the victory, the Crusaders also move to 2-0 on the young season for the first time in program history.
August 27, 2010 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso volleyball team opened the 2010 season with a split of two matches on Friday in Philadelphia, Pa., defeating La Salle 3-1 (25-12, 20-25, 25-18, 25-16) to open the La Salle Invitational after falling to Virginia earlier in the day, 3-1 (24-26, 25-10, 25-14, 28-26). The win over La Salle marked the 250th victory in head coach Carin Avery's career.
August 26, 2010 | Football
A new era in Valparaiso University football kicks off in 2010 as Dale Carlson takes over the helm of the program. Carlson inherits 39 returning letterwinners from last year's squad, along with six starters on each side of the football. In addition, 37 freshmen have joined the program for the upcoming season, giving Valpo a roster of just over 100 as the Brown and Gold prepare for opening night.
August 25, 2010 | Volleyball
Valparaiso kicks off the 2010 volleyball campaign this weekend in Philadelphia, Pa. with four matches, taking on Virginia in a neutral-site match before competing in the La Salle Invitational.
August 25, 2010 | Athletics
Valparaiso University director of athletics Mark LaBarbera has announced the hiring of Brad Swanson as the Crusaders' new athletics sales coordinator.
August 24, 2010 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso plays under the lights on campus for the first time in program history on Friday evening as the Crusaders host Eastern Illinois at Brown Field. The Brown and Gold then remains instate on Sunday when Valpo heads to Evansville.
August 24, 2010 | Men's Soccer
The Valparaiso University men's soccer team has been predicted to finish in a tie for third place in the Horizon League in 2010, as chosen by the league's nine head coaches and announced by the League office today.
August 24, 2010 | Athletics
Approximately 430 Valparaiso University student-athletes opened the school year on Monday evening at the annual student-athlete picnic held at Brown Field.
August 23, 2010 | Volleyball
Having won 20 or more matches for eight straight years, a feat accomplished by just 13 programs nationwide, the Valparaiso volleyball program enters 2010 with the confidence that it will continue its run of success, as nine players, including five starters, return from last year's squad and are joined by a talented class of eight freshmen.
August 21, 2010 | Women's Soccer
Luisa Desario (Bartlett, Ill./Bartlett H.S.) and Trisha Wladecki (Avon Lake, Ohio/Avon Lake H.S.) each had a goal and an assist as Valparaiso rallied from a halftime deficit to defeat UMKC 3-2 on Saturday evening in the regular season opener for both teams played at Durwood Soccer Stadium and Recreational Field in Kansas City, Mo.
August 21, 2010 | Men's Soccer
The Valparaiso men's soccer team got its first run of action against an opposing squad Saturday evening in the first event under the lights at Brown Field, falling to Northern Illinois 2-1 in exhibition action. 23 Crusaders in all saw action in the preseason game, which consisted of 100 minutes broken into 40, 30 and 30 minute periods.
August 20, 2010 | Women's Bowling
Valparaiso's Amanda Cortese (Hoffman Estates, Ill./Hoffman Estates [Central Missouri] has been named to the Brunswick All-Academic Third Team as selected by the National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA), the NTCA announced today. In addition, Cortese was joined by Ashley Busiel (Elk Grove Village, Ill./James B. Conant [Harper College]) and Gretchen VanHeeren (Bryon, Ill./Bryon) as All-Academic Honorees.
August 19, 2010 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso opens the 18th season of women's soccer on Saturday evening as the Crusaders travel to Kansas City, Mo. to battle the Kangaroos of UMKC. The Crusaders are coming off of a trip to the Horizon League championship match in 2009 while the Kangaroos are beginning just their second season of varsity intercollegiate soccer.
August 19, 2010 | Men's Swimming & Diving, Women's Swimming & Diving
The Valparaiso University swimming & diving program will be holding open tryouts for the upcoming season beginning on August 25, head coach Howard Hunte has announced.
August 19, 2010 | Baseball
Valparaiso University head coach Tracy Woodson has announced the baseball program will hold walk-on tryouts at Emory G. Bauer Field on September 11 at 8 a.m.
August 18, 2010 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Homer Drew announced the Crusaders' 2010-2011 schedule today, a slate that features 15 regular season home games at the Athletics-Recreation Center, including a visit Dec. 7 from nationally-ranked Purdue. The Crusaders will also travel to Kansas, which finished atop the polls at the end of the regular season last year, and will play a pair of Horizon League games against national runner-up Butler.
August 18, 2010 | Baseball
Valparaiso University head baseball coach Tracy Woodson has announced the hiring of Adam Piotrowicz as an assistant coach while also promoting Brian Schmack to associate head coach.
August 18, 2010 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso volleyball squad has been predicted to finish third in the Horizon League in 2010, as chosen by the league's nine head coaches. The Crusaders tallied 49 points, finishing just four points out of the second position.
August 15, 2010 | Women's Soccer
Three second half goals propelled Valparaiso to a 3-0 win over Oakland on Sunday afternoon as the Crusaders wrapped up exhibition play at Eastgate Field.
August 13, 2010 | Women's Soccer
Coming off an appearance in the championship match at the Horizon League Women's Soccer Championship last season, confidence is high for the Valparaiso Crusaders as the Brown and Gold head into the 2010 season. Head coach John Marovich returns for his third season at the helm of the Crusaders, and returns 13 letterwinners, including eight starters, from last year's team.
August 13, 2010 | Football
Valparaiso University director of athletics Mark LaBarbera has announced ticket prices for the upcoming football season, including advanced ticket specials for the home opener against Saint Joseph's (Ind.) as part of Communiversity Day on September 18.
August 12, 2010 | Men's Basketball
Playing its fourth game in four days and trailing by 17 points in the first quarter against one of Mexico's top professional teams, Valparaiso could have easily given in to the opposition's home-court advantage. But the Crusaders dug deep and rallied, taking a halftime lead before eventually defeating Pioneros de Quintana Roo, 102-84, Wednesday evening in Cancun, Mexico to conclude their preseason foreign tour with a perfect 4-0 record.
August 12, 2010 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso University has been predicted to finish in third place in the Horizon League's 2010 preseason women's soccer poll according to the voting done by the other conference head coaches.
August 11, 2010 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso continued its run of success on the court in the third game of its preseason foreign tour in Cancun, Mexico Wednesday night, downing Rebotera de Cancun, 107-58. But that was far from the highlight of the Crusaders' day.
August 10, 2010 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso continued its preseason foreign tour in Cancun, Mexico Tuesday evening with another decisive victory, downing Pioneros de Cancun by a 118-59 count. Brandon Wood (Kokomo, Ind./Kokomo [Highland C.C./Southern Illinois]) paced the Crusaders Tuesday with 26 points.
August 10, 2010 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso's women's soccer team became the first Crusader program to take to the playing field this season, posting a 1-0 victory against Illinois State on Tuesday afternoon at Adelaide Street Field in Normal, Ill.
August 09, 2010 | Men's Basketball
In front of a rowdy crowd playing drums throughout the contest, the Valparaiso men's basketball team kicked off their four-game preseason foreign tour with a decisive 119-54 victory over Rebotera de Cancun Monday evening in Cancun, Mexico. Michael Rogers (Kingston, Jamaica/Redemption [N.Y.] Christian) paced six Crusaders in double figures with 25 points.
August 09, 2010 | Football
Valparaiso University has been projected to finish in 10th place in the Pioneer Football League for the 2010 season according to the preseason balloting done by the league's head coaches which was released Monday (Aug. 9).
August 09, 2010 | Baseball
Head coach Tracy Woodson and the Valparaiso University baseball team has added three more players to its 2010 recruiting class as Bobby Martin, Chris Manning, and Kevin Wild will play for the Crusaders next spring.
August 02, 2010 | Softball
Valparaiso University Director of Athletics Mark LaBarbera has announced that Randy Schneider has resigned his position as head softball coach for the Crusaders, effective immediately, to pursue other coaching endeavors. A national search for Schneider's successor will begin immediately.
August 02, 2010 | Men's Track & Field
The Valparaiso outdoor track and field squads were well represented as the Horizon League announced its spring Academic All-League teams today, as two Crusader men and three Crusader women earned the academic accolade.
August 02, 2010 | Men's Basketball
With departure for Cancun, Mexico less than a week away and half of its allotment of ten practice days remaining, Valparaiso revealed Monday the opposition it will face on its first-ever preseason foreign tour August 8-13, including a pro squad that went 31-9 in the Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional last season.
August 02, 2010 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University head basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced the hiring of Steve Helm as an assistant coach for the Crusader women's program.
August 02, 2010 | Women's Track & Field
The Valparaiso outdoor track and field squads were well represented as the Horizon League announced its spring Academic All-League teams today, as two Crusader men and three Crusader women earned the academic accolade.
August 02, 2010 | Baseball
Valparaiso University left-handed pitcher Jon Gulbransen (Appleton, Wis./Fox Valley Lutheran H.S.) has been voted to the Academic All-Horizon League Team for his efforts on the field and in the classroom this past baseball season.
July 28, 2010 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Homer Drew announced today that Kevin Van Wijk, a 6'8”, 230 lb. forward from the Netherlands, has joined the Crusader squad effective immediately. Van Wijk will have three seasons of eligibility for the Crusaders beginning with the 2010-2011 season.
July 27, 2010 | Athletics
Valparaiso had 68 student-athletes honored by the Horizon League as the conference has announced its 2010 Spring Academic Honor Roll. The league's 10 institutions combined for 729 total honorees.
July 21, 2010 | Baseball
On Tuesday, July 20 in the Northwoods League All-Star Game, Valparaiso University junior outfielder Kyle Gaedele (Arlington Heights, Ill./Rolling Meadows H.S.) and senior catcher Robbie Robinson (Brea, Calif./Olinda H.S.) each had impressive performances.
July 20, 2010 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso men's basketball team will be embarking on its first-ever preseason foreign tour next month, traveling to Cancun, Mexico August 8-13 to play four games. The preseason trip, along with the allotted practice leading up to the trip, allow the Crusaders to get a jump start on preparations for the 2010-2011 season, preparations that began with the team's first practice Monday evening.
July 14, 2010 | Men's Tennis
After one year off, the Valparaiso University men's tennis team will again host the Valparaiso Fall Invitational this October as head coach Jim Daugherty released the Crusaders' fall schedule on Wednesday.
July 14, 2010 | Women's Tennis
Three tournaments along with a home dual match face the Valparaiso University women's tennis team this fall as head coach Traci Young announced the slate on Wednesday afternoon.
July 13, 2010 | Football
Valparaiso University's Nate Blair (Crete, Ill./Andrean [Ind.] H.S.) and Nikko Carson (Lockport, Ill./Lockport Township H.S.) have both been named to Phil Steele's Preseason All-Pioneer Football League Second Team.
July 13, 2010 | Baseball
It is just past the midway point of the summer baseball season and several current and incoming members of the Valparaiso University baseball team have been busy playing in various summer collegiate leagues around the country. Most notably, three members of the Crusader baseball team have been honored this summer by earning All-Star selections in their respective summer leagues.
July 08, 2010 | Women's Basketball
Four Big East opponents, including three that will be visiting the Athletics-Recreation Center, highlight Valparaiso University's 2010-2011 women's basketball schedule which was released on Thursday by head coach Keith Freeman.
July 07, 2010 | Men's Golf
Valparaiso University head coach Mike Higdon released the men's fall golf schedule on Wednesday afternoon (July 7), in which the Crusaders will compete in five tournaments.
July 07, 2010 | Women's Golf
Valparaiso University's women's golf team will take to the links for four events this fall as head coach Mike Higdon has announced his autumn schedule.
July 07, 2010 | Baseball
Valparaiso University head baseball coach Tracy Woodson has signed a four-year contract that will extend through the 2014 season Mark LaBarbera, director of athletics has announced.
July 06, 2010 | Women's Bowling
After finishing its inaugural season ranked tenth in the nation, Valparaiso bowling head coach Shon Washington announced his squad's 2010-2011 schedule today, featuring tournaments at six of the nation's top ten teams.
July 02, 2010 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso University director of athletics Mark LaBarbera announced today that women's soccer head coach John Marovich and men's soccer head coach Mike Avery have both agreed to four-year contract extensions to continue at the helms of their respective programs.
July 02, 2010 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso University director of athletics Mark LaBarbera announced today that women's soccer head coach John Marovich and men's soccer head coach Mike Avery have both agreed to four-year contract extensions to continue at the helms of their respective programs.
July 01, 2010 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso University women's soccer standout Jackie Kondratko (Granger, Ind./Penn H.S.) has been named the female recipient of the Horizon League's 2009-2010 Cecil N. Coleman Medal of Honor, Commissioner Jonathan B. LeCrone announced Thursday, July 1.
July 01, 2010 | Men's Track & Field, Women's Track & Field
Valparaiso track and field head coach Ryan Moore announced today that James Overbo has been promoted to a full-time position on the Crusader staff and that NCAA Division I All-American Katie LaValley will join the squad's staff in the fall as a graduate assistant.
July 01, 2010 | Softball
Valparaiso softball assistant coach Rachel Folden, a third-year catcher with the Chicago Bandits of the National Pro Fastpitch league, currently leads the nation's top softball league in home runs.
July 01, 2010 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University head women's basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced that Abby Scharlow has submitted her resignation as assistant coach to take a similar position at Florida Gulf Coast University.
July 01, 2010 | Men's Cross Country, Women's Cross Country
Four races within the state of Indiana, including the season-opening Crusader Open at Sunset Hills Farm, will prepare the Valparaiso cross country teams for the Horizon League Championships as head coach Mike Straubel announced the Crusaders' 2010 schedule today.
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 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 18 Valpo 11
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