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Valpo Student-Athletes Return for Opening Picnic
The 2010-11 student-athletes posed for a department photo during Monday's event. (Steve Brandt)
The 2010-11 student-athletes posed for a department photo during Monday's event. (Steve Brandt)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Approximately 430 Valparaiso University student-athletes opened the school year on Monday evening at the annual student-athlete picnic held at Brown Field.

The event, in which the teams, coaches, and department staff were introduced, kicked off what is sure to be an exciting year in Crusader sports.  A barbeque dinner, games, and fun were all part of the night's activities.

Valparaiso University president Mark A. Heckler, director of athletics Mark LaBarbera, and Horizon League commissioner Jon LeCrone were all part of the festivities.

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