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July 10, 2012 | Women's Bowling
Valparaiso graduated senior 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 2011-2012 school year. In addition, five other Crusaders were named All-Academic honorees by the NTCA.
June 29, 2012 | Women's Track & Field
Five athletes represented the Valparaiso track and field squads as the Academic All-Horizon League teams for the outdoor season were announced. Claire Johnson (Eden Prairie, Minn./Eden Prairie) was named to the women's squad, while Wally Bradford (Mukwonago, Wis./Mukwonago), Nick Fagan (Sycamore, Ill./Sycamore), Chris Hovan (Elkhart, Ind./Elkhart Christian) and Andrew Rixon (Deerfield, Ill./Deerfield) all were selected to the men's team.
June 29, 2012 | Men's Track & Field
Five athletes represented the Valparaiso track and field squads as the Academic All-Horizon League teams for the outdoor season were announced. Claire Johnson (Eden Prairie, Minn./Eden Prairie) was named to the women's squad, while Wally Bradford (Mukwonago, Wis./Mukwonago), Nick Fagan (Sycamore, Ill./Sycamore), Chris Hovan (Elkhart, Ind./Elkhart Christian) and Andrew Rixon (Deerfield, Ill./Deerfield) all were selected to the men's team.
June 29, 2012 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso University’s Eric Honert (Arvada, Colo./Ralston Valley H.S.) has been voted to the Horizon League’s All-Academic Team in men’s tennis for his work on the court and in the classroom during the 2011-2012 season.
June 29, 2012 | Women's Bowling
Valparaiso bowling head coach Matt Nantais announced today that Raychel Wolever, a three-time First Team All-State honoree from Charlotte [Mich.] H.S., will join the Crusader bowling program as a freshman for the 2012-2013 season.
June 28, 2012 | Softball
Angie Doerffler (Fort Wayne, Ind./Concordia Lutheran), Alex Lagesse (Beecher, Ill./Beecher) and Jordan Rutkowski (Alden, N.Y./Alden) represented the Valparaiso softball team on the Horizon League Academic All-League squad for their work on the field and in the classroom during the 2012 season.
June 28, 2012 | Baseball
Valparaiso University’s baseball program had three players voted to the Horizon League’s All-Academic Team for their efforts both on the diamond and in the classroom. Andrew Bain (Indianapolis, Ind./Park Tudor H.S.), Tyler Deetjen (Saint Charles, Ill./East H.S.), and Will Hagel (Arlington Heights, Ill./Prospect H.S.) were all selected for the 12-member team.
June 27, 2012 | Women's Golf
Michelle Kleckner (New Brighton, Minn./Irondale H.S.) represents Valparaiso University on the Horizon League’s All-Academic Team for women’s golf.
June 27, 2012 | Men's Golf
Valparaiso University’s Kyle Henning (Brookfield, Wis./East H.S.) has been named to the Academic All-Horizon League in men’s golf.
June 21, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Continuing the tradition of Valparaiso men’s basketball players representing their native countries at the highest level, current Crusader Vashil Fernandez (Kingston, Jamaica/Princeton Day [Md.] Academy) made his senior debut for the Jamaican national team on Tuesday evening against the U.S. Virgin Islands at the 2012 FIBA Men’s Central American and Caribbean Basketball Championship (Centrobasket).
June 20, 2012 | Football
Valparaiso University head football coach Dale Carlson has announced that Kasey Teegardin has been named the Crusaders’ new special teams coordinator and linebackers coach for the upcoming season.
June 20, 2012 | Women's Tennis, Athletics
Valparaiso University Director of Athletics Mark LaBarbera announced today that Traci Young has been promoted to Assistant Director of Athletics for Life Skills Programs and will also serve as the athletic department’s Senior Woman Administrator.
June 20, 2012 | Athletics
Six athletic teams from Valparaiso University have received the NCAA Public Recognition Award for outstanding academic performance.
June 19, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) will continue to showcase his skills for the Australian Boomers, as he has been one of 14 players invited to the Melbourne training camp for the Farewell Series against Greece, a three-game set next week. Broekhoff is still in contention for a spot on the 12-player team which will represent Australia in the 2012 Olympic Games.
June 19, 2012 | Baseball
The 2012 Horizon League regular season and tournament champions are not resting on their laurels this summer as several Crusader baseball players are sharpening their skills for the upcoming 2013 season by playing in collegiate summer leagues throughout the country. The Crusaders are be represented on 14 different teams in nine leagues from the east coast to the west coast.
June 15, 2012 | Women's Bowling
Valparaiso bowling head coach Matt Nantais announced today that Danielle Lynn (Milton, Wis./Milton) will be joining the Crusader squad as a freshman for the 2012-2013 season.
June 08, 2012 | Softball
Valparaiso softball head coach Jordan Stevens announced today that three more players have committed to join the Crusader softball program beginning with the 2013 campaign. The Crusaders add a pair of junior college transfers in pitcher Ashlyn Michalak (Temperance, Mich./Springfield [Owens C.C.]) and outfielder Kimberlin Wallace (Newton, Ill./Newton Community [Lake Land C.C.]), as well as incoming freshman pitcher Sierra Pico (North Las Vegas, Nev./Legacy).
June 08, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) was one of 12 Australian players to be named to the Boomers squad which will face China in the YouYi Games series, set to tip off in Perth Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. local time (1 a.m. Saturday Central time).
June 07, 2012 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University head coach Tracey Dorow has announced that Katie Loosvelt will be joining the Crusaders’ women’s basketball staff as an assistant coach.
June 07, 2012 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso University head women’s soccer coach John Marovich has announced the addition of a home match against Saint Joseph’s (Ind.) to the 2012 schedule.
June 06, 2012 | Baseball
Valparaiso University’s Spencer Mahoney (LaGrange Park, Ill./Lyons Township H.S.) has been named to the 2012 Louisville Slugger Freshmen All-American Team as selected by Collegiate Baseball newspaper.
June 05, 2012 | Men's Golf
Valparaiso University men’s golf coach David Gring has announced that Ryan Heck and Matt Ward have both signed National Letters of Intent to join the Crusader roster this fall.
June 04, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso forward Bobby Capobianco (Loveland, Ohio/Loveland [Indiana]) is one of 10 players currently on tour with the U.S. Eagles Men’s Basketball Team, traveling in East Asia to compete with high-level and professional teams in several large cities.
June 04, 2012 | Baseball
Valparaiso University designated hitter Andrew Bain (Indianapolis, Ind./Park Tudor H.S.) was named to the All-Regional Team following the conclusion of the NCAA’s Gary Regional held Friday through Sunday at U.S. Steel Yard.
June 02, 2012 | Baseball
Valparaiso’s first NCAA Tournament trip since 1968 came to an end on Saturday afternoon at U.S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind., falling 8-1 to #11 Kentucky.
June 02, 2012 | Baseball
Valparaiso scored first and last on Friday evening into Saturday morning, but Purdue scored seven times in between as the 15th-ranked Boilermakers defeated the Crusaders 7-2 at U.S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind. in the opening game of the NCAA Regionals in front of 5,047 fans.
May 31, 2012 | Baseball
Valparaiso University arrived at U.S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind. for its first look at the stadium for the season and take part in a final practice before opening NCAA Tournament play on Friday evening against #15/15 Purdue. Unfortunately for the Crusaders, the practice was cut short about 20 minutes in as the light rain that had fallen throughout became heavier and the tarp was put on the field.
May 31, 2012 | Athletics
Valparaiso University Director of Athletics Mark LaBarbera has announced that Kim Smith has been named the Crusaders’ new Assistant Director of Athletics for Compliance.
May 30, 2012 | Baseball
Valparaiso makes its first appearance in the NCAA Division I regionals since 1968 this weekend as the Crusaders head 27 miles down the road to U.S. Steel Yard in Gary for the double elimination tournament. The Crusaders will face #15 Purdue on Friday night at 7 p.m. before facing either #11 Kentucky or Kent State on Saturday.
May 30, 2012 | Baseball
The NCAA and Big Ten Network have announced that Friday evening’s NCAA Regional game between Valparaiso and Purdue will be carried live on BTN and also available on BTN2Go. First pitch is slated for 7 p.m. at U.S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind.
May 30, 2012 | Athletics
Led by regular season championships in basketball, soccer, and baseball, Valparaiso finished atop the Horizon League’s men’s sports standings for the 2011-2012 school year.
May 29, 2012 | Baseball
Valparaiso will play Purdue at 7 p.m. CDT on Friday evening, June 1 at U.S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind. for the opening game of the NCAA Regional Championships. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for children and college students (with valid ID).
May 29, 2012 | Women's Bowling
Valparaiso bowling head coach Matt Nantais announced today the addition of three incoming freshmen to the program. Kelsey Fader, Katherine Sulaitis and Tedra Tado will all join the Crusader bowling program as freshmen for the 2012-2013 season.
May 28, 2012 | Baseball
Valparaiso will need to travel a mere 27 miles to U.S. Steel Yard in Gary, Ind. for its first NCAA Division I Regional appearance since 1968 as the Crusaders will face Purdue on Friday evening.
May 27, 2012 | Baseball
It has been 44 years since Valparaiso has been to a NCAA Division I (then University Division) Baseball Tournament, waiting one more day did little to damper the enthusiasm of the Crusaders on Sunday afternoon. After falling to UIC on Saturday, setting up the “if necessary” game, the Crusaders exploded with eight runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to defeat the Flames 14-5 at Les Miller Field to capture the Horizon League Baseball Tournament title and with it the automatic bid into the NCAA Regionals.
May 27, 2012 | Baseball
Follow along live with this interactive chat as top-seeded Valparaiso looks to capture the Horizon League Tournament crown and automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament on Sunday afternoon in the championship game. First pitch against tournament host UIC is slated for 12 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 11:45 a.m.
May 26, 2012 | Baseball
UIC scored three times in the first and added the winning run in the eighth inning as the Flames defeated Valparaiso 4-3 in the Crusaders’ first try at capturing the Horizon League title. With both teams having one loss in the double-elimination tournament, the two schools will meet back at Les Miller Field in Chicago, Ill. again Sunday afternoon at noon for the title and the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
May 26, 2012 | Baseball
Follow along live with this interactive chat as top-seeded Valparaiso looks to capture the Horizon League Tournament championship and automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament on Saturday afternoon. First pitch is slated for 4 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 3:45 p.m.
May 25, 2012 | Baseball
Mark Johnson’s (Evanston, Ill./Evanston Township H.S.) two-run single in the bottom of the eighth inning capped a late rally as Valparaiso came from three runs down to defeat UIC 4-3 on Friday evening at Les Miller Field in Chicago, Ill., sending the Crusaders into the Horizon League Tournament championship game on Saturday afternoon.
May 25, 2012 | Baseball
Follow along live with this interactive chat as top-seeded Valparaiso looks to advance to the Horizon League Tournament championship game, facing fourth-seeded UIC on Friday evening. First pitch is slated for 8 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 7:45 p.m.
May 24, 2012 | Baseball
Valparaiso scored eight runs in the fifth inning and added five more in the eighth on Thursday evening as the Crusaders opened up play in the Horizon League Baseball Championships with a convincing 16-3 victory over Youngstown State at Les Miller Field in Chicago, Ill.
May 24, 2012 | Men's Track & Field
Valparaiso sophomore sprinter Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) brought the Crusaders' 2012 outdoor track and field season to an end on Thursday, as he competed in the 100m dash at the NCAA East Preliminary Round in Jacksonville, Fla.
May 24, 2012 | Baseball
Follow along live with this interactive chat as top-seeded Valparaiso opens Horizon League Tournament play on Thursday evening against sixth-seeded Youngstown State. First pitch is slated for 8 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 7:45 p.m.
May 23, 2012 | Women's Soccer
The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team is holding a camp June 18-20 at the Eastgate Soccer Fields for all age groups.
May 22, 2012 | Softball
42 victories. A Horizon League regular season championship. The Horizon League tournament championship. A trip to the NCAA Tournament. All were accomplishments never before achieved by the Valparaiso softball program until the 2012 season, a campaign which saw the Crusaders reach numerous other milestones along the way.
May 22, 2012 | Baseball
After capturing its first conference regular season baseball title since 1977, Valparaiso now seeks its first Horizon League Tournament championship and an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships this week in Chicago. The Crusaders will open play in the Horizon League Tournament on Thursday evening at 8 p.m. at UIC’s Les Miller Field.
May 22, 2012 | Baseball
Ten members of the Valparaiso University baseball program received postseason accolades on Tuesday as the Horizon League announced its annual awards. The Crusader award winners were highlighted by Kevin Wild (Brown Deer, Wis./Brown Deer H.S.) being named the Horizon League’s Pitcher of the Year, Kyle Wormington (Norman, Okla./North H.S.) being named the co-Newcomer of the Year, and Tracy Woodson being honored as the Coach of the Year.
May 21, 2012 | Men's Track & Field
Valparaiso sophomore sprinter Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) will be one of 48 participants in the 100m dash at the NCAA East Preliminary Round in Jacksonville, Fla. this coming Thursday, as he was added to the entry list on Monday afternoon by the NCAA.
May 21, 2012 | Baseball
Valparaiso University’s Spencer Mahoney (LaGrange Park, Ill./Lyons Township H.S.) has been named the final Horizon League Batter of the Week after helping to lead the Crusaders to a weekend sweep of Youngstown State and the Horizon League regular season championship.
May 21, 2012 | Women's Golf
Valparaiso University women’s golf coach Mat Blair has announced that Annie Gaugert and Olivia McCormick have signed National Letters of Intent to play for the Crusaders beginning this fall.
May 21, 2012 | Baseball
Valparaiso will open play as the number one seed in the 2012 Horizon League Baseball Championship which begins this week at Les Miller Field in Chicago, Ill. on the campus of UIC. The Crusaders will play their first game on Thursday evening (May 24) at 8 p.m.
May 19, 2012 | Softball
Even facing an early five-run deficit, the Valparaiso softball team refused to say die on Saturday afternoon, scoring four runs in the fifth inning to pull within one of Kentucky. But in the end, the Crusaders couldn’t find the game-tying tally, as Valpo fell 5-4 to the Wildcats in the Louisville Regional of the 2012 NCAA Tournament, ending its historic season with a 42-19 record.
May 19, 2012 | Baseball
By the time fifth-year senior closer Jarad Miller (Fort Wayne, Ind./Carroll H.S.) pinch hit for the first time in his career on Saturday afternoon, Valparaiso could already taste an outright Horizon League Championship. His double to the right-centerfield gap drove home the Crusaders’ 12th run of the game as the Brown and Gold defeated Youngstown State 13-2 at Emory G. Bauer Field to clinch the conference crown.
May 18, 2012 | Softball
Valparaiso was within one out of springing a major upset on #9/7 Louisville to open its first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance, but a two-out, three-run home run in the bottom of the seventh by Alicja Wolny sent the Crusaders to a 6-4 loss on Friday evening at Ulmer Stadium in Louisville, Ky. With the loss, Valpo will play an elimination game in the NCAA Tournament Saturday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. CDT against Kentucky, live on ESPN.
May 18, 2012 | Baseball
Tanner Vavra’s (Menomonie, Wis./Menomonie H.S.) hard smash to short with two outs in the 11th inning scored Spencer Mahoney (LaGrange Park, Ill./Lyons Township H.S.) with the winning run to give Valparaiso an 8-7 victory over Youngstown State on Friday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field. With the victory, the Crusaders have clinched at least a share of their first Horizon League regular season title, and first overall conference title since 1977.
May 17, 2012 | Baseball
Valparaiso won its 30th game of the season for the first time since 1999 on Thursday afternoon, and in the process moved into a tie for first place in the Horizon League standings with an 8-3 victory over Youngstown State at Emory G. Bauer Field.
May 17, 2012 | Softball
Valparaiso placed a program-record three players on the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Midwest Region teams, as announced on Wednesday morning. Redshirt sophomore Jessie Marinec (Alsip, Ill./Marist) earned First Team honors, while senior Jordan Rutkowski (Alden, N.Y./Alden) and freshman Brittany Duncan (Fairborn, Ohio/Fairborn) both were named to the Second Team. For all three, it is their first career All-Region honor.
May 16, 2012 | Baseball
Valparaiso wraps up the 2012 regular season this weekend in search of its first Horizon League title. The Crusaders enter the weekend one game behind Wright State in the conference standings. Valpo hosts Youngstown State in a three-game series, culminating with Senior Day on Saturday.
May 16, 2012 | Softball
Saturday's game times at the Louisville Regional of the 2012 NCAA Tournament have been changed due to television programming. The three games on Saturday are now scheduled for 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. CDT, and all three will be broadcast live on ESPN.
May 15, 2012 | Softball
After capturing the Horizon League Championship last weekend, Valparaiso embarks on its first-ever trip to the NCAA Tournament this weekend. The Crusaders will kick off the tournament at the Louisville Regional against the 15th seed nationally, #7/9 Louisville, at 6 p.m. CDT on Friday on ESPN2. The other two teams in the double-elimination regional are #21/19 Michigan and #-/RV Kentucky. Every game of the regional will be either on ESPN2 or ESPN.
May 15, 2012 | Men's Track & Field
Valparaiso sophomore Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) has been named the Most Outstanding Male Track Performer of the 2012 Horizon League Outdoor Track and Field Championships after winning a pair of sprints, including one record-setting performance.
May 15, 2012 | Football
Valparaiso University head football coach Dale Carlson has announced the 36 members of his 2012 recruiting class which will begin playing for the Crusaders this fall.
May 14, 2012 | Baseball
Valparaiso’s scheduled baseball game for Tuesday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field against Chicago State has been cancelled due to scheduling conflicts with the Cougars and will not be made up.
May 14, 2012 | Athletics
The 15th annual Frankenmuth Valpo Family Weekend will take place July 20-21 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 13, 2012 | Softball
Valparaiso softball’s first-ever NCAA trip will take place in Louisville, Ky., as the Crusaders learned Sunday evening that they had been placed in the Louisville Regional of the 2012 NCAA Softball Tournament. Valpo will open regional play against the host Cardinals, the 15th seed nationally, at 6 p.m. CDT on Friday, May 18, a game which will be televised live nationwide on ESPN2.
May 13, 2012 | Baseball
Valparaiso jumped out to a five-run lead after one inning on Sunday afternoon, and defeated UIC 8-2 to take two of three games from the Flames in the weekend series at Emory G. Bauer Field.
May 12, 2012 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball team will be going to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history after winning a pair of games over Loyola on its home field Saturday afternoon to capture the 2012 Horizon League Championship, both coming by 2-1 scores and both thanks to walk-off game-winning hits by tournament MVP Angie Doerffler (Fort Wayne, Ind./Concordia Lutheran).
May 12, 2012 | Men's Track & Field
Valparaiso sprinters Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) and Nick Kowaleski (Lockbourne, Ohio/Grove City) competed this weekend in the 100m and 200m dashes at the Georgia Tech Invitational in Atlanta, Ga.
May 12, 2012 | Baseball
Valparaiso saw its eight-game home win streak come to an end on Saturday afternoon, falling 8-3 against UIC at Emory G. Bauer Field.
May 11, 2012 | Softball
It took extra innings on Friday afternoon, but Valparaiso loaded the bases in the bottom of the eighth with nobody out and pinch-runner Hayley Bridwell (Lemont, Ill./Lemont Township) scored the walk-off run on a Butler error to give the Crusaders a 4-3 victory over the Bulldogs in an elimination game at the 2012 Horizon League Championship. With the win, Valpo advances to Championship Saturday at the league tournament and will take on Loyola at noon. The Crusaders will have to win two games in order to capture the tournament title.
May 11, 2012 | Baseball
Valparaiso scored eight times in the sixth inning and added three more runs in each of the next two frames on Friday afternoon to defeat UIC 14-2 at Emory G. Bauer Field in the opening game of a three-game weekend series.
May 11, 2012 | Men's Track & Field
Valparaiso sent a pair of runners to the Georgia Tech Invitational in Atlanta, Ga., as both Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) and Nick Kowaleski (Lockbourne, Ohio/Grove City) competed Friday evening in the preliminary heats of the 100m dash.
May 11, 2012 | Softball
A 10-hit attack which included three home runs was more than enough for Valparaiso to advance in the 2012 Horizon League Softball Championship Friday morning at the Valparaiso University Softball Field, as the Crusaders also got a two-hit effort in the circle from Sam McGee (Bloomington, Minn./Jefferson) in a 10-0 victory in six innings over Youngstown State in an elimination game. Valpo advances to face either Butler or Loyola in another elimination game at 4 p.m. on Friday.
May 10, 2012 | Softball
Valparaiso senior pitcher Alex Lagesse (Beecher, Ill./Beecher) was stellar in a two-hit effort in the circle, matching Valpo’s individual single-season wins record, while the Crusaders’ offense gave her three early runs to work with as Valpo remained alive in the 2012 Horizon League Softball Championship with a 3-0 victory over UIC Thursday evening.
May 10, 2012 | Softball
Top-seeded Valparaiso dropped its opening game at the 2012 Horizon League Softball Championship Thursday morning at the Valparaiso University Softball Field, falling to fifth-seeded Butler, 6-1. With the loss, the Crusaders fall into the loser’s bracket and will play again Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. against third-seeded UIC in an elimination game.
May 10, 2012 | Baseball
Tied for first place in the Horizon League standings with just under two weeks to play in the regular season, Valparaiso continues its nine-game homestand this weekend with a key three-game conference series against UIC at Emory G. Bauer Field.
May 09, 2012 | Baseball
Will Robinson (Placentia, Calif./Valencia H.S.) carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning on Wednesday afternoon and Will Hagel (Arlington Heights, Ill./Prospect H.S.) drove home the winning run with a single in the 10th inning as Valparaiso defeated Ball State 3-2 at Emory G. Bauer Field.
May 09, 2012 | Softball
Top-seeded Valparaiso will open its action at the 2012 Horizon League Championship on Thursday morning by taking on fifth-seeded Butler at 11 a.m. at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.
May 08, 2012 | Baseball
Three freshmen pitchers combined on a three-hit shutout on Tuesday afternoon as Valparaiso opened its nine-game homestand with an 8-0 victory over North Central at Emory G. Bauer Field.
May 08, 2012 | Softball
Valparaiso freshman designated player Brittany Duncan was named the Horizon League Newcomer of the Year and was joined on the All-League First Team by seniors Joylyn Ichiyama-Drewry, Alex Lagesse and Jordan Rutkowski, while redshirt sophomore Jessie Marinec was a Second Team selection as the league released its postseason awards on Tuesday.
May 08, 2012 | Softball
For the first time in program history, the Valparaiso softball team will host the Horizon League Championship on campus beginning on Wednesday morning, May 9. The Crusaders, who earned hosting rights by capturing the outright league regular season title, will play their first game on Thursday morning, May 10 at 11 a.m. against the winner of fourth-seeded Youngstown State and fifth-seeded Butler.
May 08, 2012 | Baseball
After posting a 3-1 record last week to move in a first place tie in the Horizon League standings, the Valparaiso University baseball team was named the College Baseball Insider Central Region Team of the Week.
May 07, 2012 | Baseball
Valparaiso returns home to Emory G. Bauer Field for a pair of midweek contests to open a nine-game homestand wrapping up the regular season. The Crusaders host North Central on Tuesday afternoon before entertaining Ball State on Wednesday. Valpo is looking to extend its five-game home winning streak.
May 07, 2012 | Baseball
Valparaiso University’s Kyle Wormington (Norman, Okla./North H.S.) has been named the Horizon League’s Pitcher of the Week after helping lift the Crusaders into a first place tie with Wright State on Sunday.
May 07, 2012 | Softball
For the second time this season, Valparaiso freshman Brittany Duncan (Fairborn, Ohio/Fairborn) has been named the Horizon League Player of the Week. Duncan bookends the regular season with league weekly honors, as she was previously named Player of the Week after the first week of play.
May 06, 2012 | Athletics
Valparaiso University’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) announced its year-end awards on Sunday evening at the fourth annual Athletic Recognition Ceremony (ARC) Awards.
May 06, 2012 | Men's Track & Field
Both sophomore Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) and freshman Nick Kowaleski (Lockbourne, Ohio/Grove City) broke the meet record in the 100m dash, while Smith also won the 200m dash as the Valparaiso men’s track and field team concluded the 2012 Horizon League Outdoor Championships in Milwaukee, Wis. on Sunday in fifth place.
May 06, 2012 | Women's Track & Field
The Valparaiso women’s track and field team concluded the 2012 Horizon League Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Milwaukee, Wis. on Sunday, finishing in eighth place.
May 06, 2012 | Baseball
Valparaiso scored single runs in each of the first four innings on Sunday afternoon and defeated Wright State 4-3 at Nischwitz Stadium in Dayton, Ohio to pull into a tie for first place in the Horizon League with the Raiders.
May 06, 2012 | Baseball
Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso battles Wright State for first place in the Horizon League in the final game of a three-game weekend series. First pitch is slated for 12 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 11:45 a.m.
May 05, 2012 | Women's Track & Field
The Valparaiso women’s track and field team remained in sixth place on Saturday after the second of three days of competition at the 2012 Horizon League Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Milwaukee, Wis.
May 05, 2012 | Men's Track & Field
A fifth-place finish by senior Bill Rixon (Deerfield, Ill./Deerfield) paced the Valparaiso men’s track and field team on Saturday, while the Crusaders qualified a total of five runners into Sunday’s event finals as they competed on day two at the 2012 Horizon League Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Milwaukee, Wis.
May 05, 2012 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball team closed out the 2012 regular season on a high note on Saturday afternoon, sweeping a doubleheader at Cleveland State by scores of 6-4 and 13-1 (6 innings) to finish out the regular season at 37-16 overall and 19-5 in Horizon League play. The regular season champion Crusaders set a new single-season record for victories with the win in the opener.
May 05, 2012 | Baseball
Valparaiso saw its nine-game winning streak, the fifth longest in the country, come to an end on Saturday afternoon, as Wright State scored the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning for a 3-2 victory over the Crusaders at Nischwitz Stadium in Dayton, Ohio.
May 05, 2012 | Baseball
Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso battles Wright State for first place in the Horizon League after a thrilling 12-11 victory on Friday night. First pitch is slated for 1 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 12:45 p.m.
May 04, 2012 | Baseball
Valparaiso scored five times in the top of the eighth inning to rally from a four-run deficit and defeat Wright State 12-11 on Friday evening at Nischwitz Stadium in Dayton, Ohio. With the win, the Crusaders have now won nine straight and have moved into a first place tie with the Raiders in the in the Horizon League standings.
May 04, 2012 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball program earned the outright Horizon League regular season championship on Friday evening, thanks to a 7-0 victory at Cleveland State. The outright title means that Valpo also earns hosting rights for the 2012 Horizon League Championship next Wednesday-Saturday at the Valparaiso University Softball Field, with the tournament champion earning the league’s automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament. The victory on Friday also marked the 35th of the 2012 season for the Crusaders, matching the program’s single-season wins record.
May 04, 2012 | Men's Track & Field
Led by a second-place effort from freshman Jeremy Getz in the javelin throw, the Valparaiso men’s track and field team sits in third place after the first day of action at the 2012 Horizon League Outdoor Championships in Milwaukee, Wis.
May 04, 2012 | Women's Track & Field
The Valparaiso women’s track and field team opened the 2012 Horizon League Outdoor Championships from Milwaukee, Wis. on Friday as two individuals earned sixth-place finishes in event finals.
May 04, 2012 | Baseball
Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso opens a three-game Horizon League series on Friday evening against Wright State in a battle for first place. First pitch is slated for 5:30 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 5:15 p.m.
May 03, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso junior forward Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) is one of 25 players on the 2012 Australian Boomers basketball squad, as named earlier this week by Basketball Australia. With his selection, Broekhoff will have a chance to earn a spot on Australia’s team for the 2012 Olympic Games, as the 12-player Olympic roster will be comprised of players from the Boomers squad.
May 03, 2012 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso University women’s soccer player Trisha Wladecki (Avon Lake, Ohio/Avon Lake H.S.) has been named one of nine recipients of the 2012 Board of Directors Award as part of this year’s Celebration of Undergraduate Scholarship on campus.
May 02, 2012 | Softball
Valparaiso closed out the non-league portion of the regular season, as well as the home slate at the Valparaiso University Softball Field, with a sweep of a doubleheader from Western Michigan on Wednesday afternoon, defeating the Broncos 2-0 in the opener and 3-2 in the nightcap.
May 02, 2012 | Baseball
Valparaiso scored four times in the fourth inning and added three more runs in the seventh on the way to a 7-4 victory over Notre Dame on Wednesday evening at Frank Eck Stadium in Notre Dame, Ind. to run the Crusaders’ winning streak to eight straight games.
May 02, 2012 | Baseball
Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso puts its seven-game winning streak on the line Wednesday evening to battle Big East foe Notre Dame. First pitch is slated for 4:30 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 4:15 p.m.
May 02, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso men’s basketball head coach Bryce Drew announced today that Alex Rossi, a 6’6” guard from Winnetka, Ill., has committed to join the Crusader program. Rossi comes to Valpo after spending the last two years at the University of California.
May 02, 2012 | Volleyball
Valparaiso volleyball head coach Carin Avery and the Crusader volleyball team will host its annual summer camp from July 9-12, 2012 at the Athletics-Recreation Center on the Valpo campus. The camp is open to both girls and boys, grades 5-12.
May 02, 2012 | Football
Three Valparaiso University football players that just graduated this past season were among the 721 total players selected nationwide as members of the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) Hampshire Honor Society.
May 01, 2012 | Women's Soccer
The Valparaiso women’s soccer team jut finished up their spring season on Saturday afternoon, defeating Northwestern 3-2 on Alumni Day. Northwestern is the second Big Ten team that Valparaiso defeated this spring, having also defeated Indiana on April 14.
May 01, 2012 | Softball
Valparaiso closes the regular season this week with a chance to secure the outright Horizon League title with a three-game series at Cleveland State. The Crusaders have already clinched at least a share of the regular season championship, and need to win just one of three against the Vikings for the outright title. The home slate concludes earlier in the week as Valpo hosts Western Michigan for a non-league twinbill on Wednesday afternoon.
May 01, 2012 | Baseball
After earning Honorable Mention National Team of the Week honors, Valparaiso wraps up its final regular season road trip of the season with four more games this week. The Crusaders take their seven game winning streak to Notre Dame on Wednesday for a non-conference tilt before heading to Dayton, Ohio this weekend for a three-game series at Wright State in a showdown for first place in the Horizon League.
May 01, 2012 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso women’s basketball program has announced the dates of three camps which will be held during the summer of 2012 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
May 01, 2012 | Men's Track & Field
Valparaiso sophomore Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) has been named the Horizon League Male Track Athlete of the Week after winning the 100m dash for the fifth time in as many meets during the 2012 outdoor season.
April 30, 2012 | 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.
April 29, 2012 | Baseball
Kevin Wild (Brown Deer, Wis./Brown Deer H.S.) went the distance in Sunday’s opener while Kyle Wormington (Norman, Okla./North H.S.) and Jarad Miller (Fort Wayne, Ind./Fort Wayne, Ind./Carroll H.S.) combined to allow just one run in the night cap as Valparaiso swept a doubleheader from Milwaukee 4-1 and 2-1 at Henry Aaron Field in Milwaukee, Wis.
April 29, 2012 | Softball
Senior Alex Lagesse (Beecher, Ill./Beecher) struck out a career-high 11 batters in a three-hit gem, while senior Sara Strickland (Scottsdale, Ariz./Horizon) delivered the big blow with a two-out, two-run double in the fifth as Valparaiso earned a victory on Senior Day at the Valparaiso University Softball Field with a 2-0 win over Loyola. The win, combined with results later in the afternoon, guaranteed the Crusaders at least a share of the Horizon League regular season title with one weekend of play left, the program’s first-ever league title.
April 29, 2012 | Men's Golf
Valparaiso’s men’s golf team closed out the 2011-2012 season on Sunday morning at the Horizon League Golf Championships held at the Mission Inn Golf and Tennis Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla., posting a seventh place finish as a team.
April 29, 2012 | Women's Golf
Valparaiso University’s women’s golf team wrapped up its 2011-2012 season on Sunday morning with a seventh place finish at the Horizon League Golf Championships held at the Mission Inn and Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.
April 29, 2012 | Baseball
Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso wraps up a three-game Horizon League weekend series on Sunday afternoon against Milwaukee with a doubleheader. First pitch of game one is slated for 12 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 11:45 a.m.
April 28, 2012 | Men's Track & Field
Senior Bill Rixon (Deerfield, Ill./Deerfield) unleashed Valpo’s second-best toss in program history in the hammer throw as the Valparaiso men’s track and field squad completed its final tuneup for the Horizon League Championships this weekend at the Purdue Open in West Lafayette, Ind.
April 28, 2012 | Women's Track & Field
A pair of efforts from sophomore Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) that rank second in Crusader history highlighted the Valparaiso women’s track and field team’s performance at the Purdue Open Saturday in West Lafayette, Ind.
April 28, 2012 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball team scrounged up just five hits on Saturday in dropping a Horizon League doubleheader to Loyola by scores of 3-2 (8 innings) and 4-1 at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.
April 28, 2012 | Women's Golf
Valparaiso remains in seventh place through 36 holes of play at the Horizon League Golf Championships after shooting 357 on Saturday at the Mission Inn Golf and Tennis Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.
April 28, 2012 | Men's Golf
Kyle Henning (Brookfield, Wis./East H.S.) remains in a tie for second place individually at the Horizon League Golf Championships following Saturday’s second round but Valparaiso fell back to fifth place as a team following 36 holes of play at the Mission Inn Golf and Tennis Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.
April 27, 2012 | Baseball
Every Crusader in the lineup had at least one hit on Friday afternoon as Valparaiso posted its 12th victory in its last 14 games to return to the .500 mark on the season with a 9-3 victory over Milwaukee at Henry Aaron Field in Milwaukee, Wis.
April 27, 2012 | Men's Golf
Kyle Henning (Brookfield, Wis./East H.S.) fired an opening round 73 and is in second place, one shot out of the lead, helping Valparaiso to a tie for third place in the team standings at the Horizon League Championship at Mission Inn Golf and Tennis Resort held in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.
April 27, 2012 | Women's Golf
Valparaiso’s women’s golf team posted an opening round score of 351 as a team on Friday morning in the opening day of the Horizon League Golf Championships, and is in seventh place after 18 holes at the Mission Inn Golf and Tennis Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.
April 27, 2012 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso University’s Adam Whitmer (Shipshewana, Ind./Westview H.S.) has been named the Herb Foster Sportsmanship Award recipient as the Horizon League handed out its postseason awards on Friday.
April 27, 2012 | Baseball
Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso opens a three-game Horizon League weekend series on Friday afternoon against Milwaukee. First pitch is slated for 3 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 2:45 p.m.
April 27, 2012 | Football
Head coach Dale Carlson sits down and talks about his thoughts following spring practice and last week's Brown and Gold game.
April 26, 2012 | Softball
Valparaiso’s attempt to sweep a three-game series from Butler was thwarted in the series finale on Thursday afternoon at the Valparaiso University Softball Field, as the Bulldogs scored three times over the fifth and sixth innings to send the Crusaders to a 5-4 defeat.
April 26, 2012 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso University’s Andrea Bretl (Wauwatosa, Wis./West H.S.) has been voted to the Academic All-Horizon League Team for women’s swimming in balloting done by the league’s faculty athletics representatives and sports information directors.
April 26, 2012 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso University’s Russell Deghi (Sebestopol, Calif./Analy H.S.), Austin Hunter (La Crescent, Minn./La Crescent H.S.), and Ian Jones (Lexington, Ohio/Lexington H.S.) have all been voted to the Academic All-Horizon League Team for men’s swimming in balloting done by the league’s faculty athletics representatives and sports information directors.
April 25, 2012 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball team got back on the winning track Wednesday afternoon at the Valparaiso University Softball Field, dispatching of Horizon League foe Butler 9-1 in just five innings in the first game of the doubleheader before earning a 5-1 victory in the nightcap.
April 25, 2012 | Baseball
Valparaiso takes its four-game winning streak north to Wisconsin this weekend as the Crusaders take on Milwaukee in a three-game Horizon League series. The Brown and Gold has won nine of its last 10 games overall and 11 of the last 13 to pull within two games of first place Wright State in the Horizon League standings.
April 25, 2012 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball program will be hosting a pair of softball camps this summer. The Crusaders will host a camp for youths ages 13 and up on June 18-20, and will host another camp for children ages 12 and under on July 16-18. Both camps will be held on the Valpo campus at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.
April 25, 2012 | Women's Soccer
The Valparaiso woman's soccer team will finish off their spring season at home this Saturday, hosting Northwestern at Brown Field. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. and will also kick off Alumni Weekend.
April 25, 2012 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University’s Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury H.S.) has been voted to the Academic All-Horizon League Team in balloting done by the league’s faculty athletics representatives and sports information directors.
April 24, 2012 | Baseball
Grant Yoder (Fort Wayne, Ind./Snider H.S.) made his first appearance back to his hometown a memorable one, launching a three-run home run in the top of the ninth inning to give Valparaiso an 11-8 victory over IPFW on Tuesday afternoon at Mastodon Field in Fort Wayne, Ind.
April 24, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew announced today that David Chadwick has committed to join the Crusader program. Chadwick, who played for two seasons at Rice, will sit out the 2012-2013 season due to NCAA transfer regulations and have two seasons of eligibility remaining beginning with the 2013-2014 campaign.
April 24, 2012 | Men's Track & Field
The Valparaiso track and field program had four athletes named to the Horizon League’s Indoor Track and Field Academic All-League Team, as announced today by the league office. Sophomore Claire Johnson (Eden Prairie, Minn./Eden Prairie) represented the Valpo women’s squad, while redshirt junior Chris Hovan (Elkhart, Ind./Elkhart Christian), junior Joe Johnson (Darien, Ill./Downers Grove South) and junior Andrew Rixon (Deerfield, Ill./Deerfield) earned spots on the men’s team.
April 24, 2012 | Baseball
Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso travels to Fort Wayne, Ind. on Tuesday afternoon for a non-conference game against IPFW. First pitch is slated for 2 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 1:45 p.m.
April 24, 2012 | Women's Track & Field
The Valparaiso track and field program had four athletes named to the Horizon League’s Indoor Track and Field Academic All-League Team, as announced today by the league office. Sophomore Claire Johnson (Eden Prairie, Minn./Eden Prairie) represented the Valpo women’s squad, while redshirt junior Chris Hovan (Elkhart, Ind./Elkhart Christian), junior Joe Johnson (Darien, Ill./Downers Grove South) and junior Andrew Rixon (Deerfield, Ill./Deerfield) earned spots on the men’s team.
April 24, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso men’s basketball head coach Bryce Drew announced today that sophomore guard Jay Harris has been granted a release from his commitment to the Crusader men’s basketball program and will be transferring.
April 24, 2012 | Softball
Valparaiso faces a key week of Horizon League play as it looks to secure its spot atop the league standings. The Crusaders host a three-game series against Butler in mid-week action from the Valparaiso University Softball Field before welcoming second-place Loyola to Valpo for three games this weekend. Sunday’s series finale against the Ramblers will be Senior Day for the Crusaders, as they honor a group of seven players in their final season with the Valpo softball program.
April 24, 2012 | Women's Basketball
Head basketball coach Tracey Dorow has announced that Valparaiso University graduate Kurt Westendorp is returning to his alma mater as an assistant coach for the women’s basketball program.
April 23, 2012 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University director of athletics Mark LaBarbera has announced that Tracey Dorow has been named the seventh head women’s basketball coach in program history.
April 23, 2012 | Baseball
Valparaiso University’s Kevin Wild (Brown Deer, Wis./Brown Deer H.S.) picked up his third Horizon League Pitcher of the Week honor while the Crusaders’ pitching staff as a whole was named the National Pitching Staff of the Week by Insidepitching.com.
April 23, 2012 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso men’s soccer head coach Mike Avery announced today his side’s schedule for the 2012 campaign, a slate which includes four games against NCAA Tournament teams from a season ago, three of which will take place at Brown Field. The Crusaders are coming off a 2011 season in which they captured the Horizon League regular season championship.
April 22, 2012 | Baseball
Kevin Wild (Brown Deer, Wis./Brown Deer H.S.) tossed a four-hit shutout in the opener on Sunday and Spencer Mahoney (LaGrange Park, Ill./Lyons Township H.S.) drew a walk-off walk in the nightcap as Valparaiso won both games of a doubleheader against Butler 1-0 and 3-2 at Emory G. Bauer Field to complete a weekend sweep of the Bulldogs.
April 22, 2012 | Women's Golf
Erika Pfaender (Pewaukee, Wis./Arrowhead H.S.) fired a final round 80 to finish in second place individually on Sunday afternoon at the Loyola Invitational, and helped lead Valparaiso to a second place finish as a team as well at the Golf Club of Illinois in Algonquin, Ill.
April 22, 2012 | Softball
A scoreless duel which stretched into extra frames wouldn’t end in Valparaiso’s favor Sunday, as UIC earned a walk-off, 1-0 win in nine innings in Chicago, Ill. in the finale of the three-game series.
April 22, 2012 | Men's Golf
Valparaiso moved up one position in the final standings on Sunday to finish in 13th place at the Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational held at Delaware Country Club in Muncie, Ind.
April 21, 2012 | Softball
Valparaiso pushed four runs across the plate in the eighth inning of the opener at UIC Saturday afternoon to earn a 7-3 victory and push its winning streak to open Horizon League play to 13 games, but the Flames got a two-out grand slam in the sixth inning of the nightcap to send the Crusaders to a 5-3 defeat and split the doubleheader.
April 21, 2012 | Baseball
Four first inning runs were all that Tyler Deetjen (Saint Charles, Ill./East H.S.) needed on Saturday afternoon to lead Valparaiso to a 4-2 victory over Butler in the opening game of a three-game series at Emory G. Bauer Field.
April 21, 2012 | Women's Golf
Valparaiso is in second place at the midway point of the Loyola Invitational held at the Golf Club of Illinois in Algonquin, Ill., just two shots out of first place.
April 21, 2012 | Men's Track & Field
A new school record in the 100m dash from sophomore Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) highlighted the Valparaiso men’s track and field team’s performances this weekend at the Al Owens Classic in Allendale, Mich., hosted by Grand Valley State University.
April 21, 2012 | Women's Track & Field
A win in the 5,000m run by freshman Jessica Richardson (Columbus, Ind./North) led six top-ten finishes as Valparaiso competed this weekend at the Al Owens Classic in Allendale, Mich., hosted by Grand Valley State University.
April 21, 2012 | Football
Valparaiso University continued the annual spring game with a beautiful, sunny, brisk, April Saturday morning at Brown Field where the Gold defeated the Brown 98-74.
April 21, 2012 | Men's Tennis
Siddarth Mehta (South Bend, Ind./Clay H.S.) picked up Valparaiso’s lone point on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders saw their 2011-2012 season come to a close with a 6-1 loss to UIC at the Valpo Tennis Complex.
April 21, 2012 | Men's Golf
Valparaiso’s men’s golf team is in 14th place after the opening day of competition at the Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational held at Delaware Country Club in Muncie, Ind.
April 21, 2012 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso saw the 2011-2012 women’s tennis season come to an end on Saturday morning with a 7-0 loss to UIC at the Flames Outdoor Courts in Chicago, Ill.
April 20, 2012 | Baseball
Steady rains throughout Northwest Indiana on Friday have forced the postponement of the scheduled baseball game between Valparaiso and Butler at Emory G. Bauer Field.
April 20, 2012 | Women's Soccer
Five home matches during the first four weeks of the season and a trip to California mark the highlights of the 2012 Valparaiso University women’s soccer schedule which has been announced by head coach John Marovich.
April 19, 2012 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso University head men’s tennis coach Jim Daugherty has announced the additions of three student-athletes that will continue their playing careers with the Crusaders beginning in the fall. Joining the Crusaders as freshmen next fall are Michael Baiocchi and Michael Savaglio.
April 19, 2012 | Football
Six home games at Brown Field, including a Thursday night opener under the lights, highlight the 2012 Valparaiso University football schedule which has been released by head coach Dale Carlson.
April 19, 2012 | Baseball
Valparaiso's baseball game scheduled against Goshen on Wednesday, April 25, has been cancelled due to conflicts with the Maple Leafs.
April 18, 2012 | Men's Tennis
Eric Honert (Arvada, Colo./Ralston Valley H.S.) won his 20th singles match of the season on Wednesday evening helping lift Valparaiso to a 4-3 victory over Aquinas at the Valpo Tennis Complex.
April 18, 2012 | Softball
Valparaiso saw its 11-game winning streak come to an end on Wednesday afternoon, as the Crusaders couldn’t overcome an early six-run deficit to a 6-3 loss at Notre Dame.
April 18, 2012 | Crusaderettes
Valparaiso University will hold tryouts for the 2012-2013 cheerleading and Crusaderette squads on Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Gym 2 of the Athletics-Recreation Center. Tryouts are open to all current Valpo students and incoming freshmen.
April 18, 2012 | 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.
April 18, 2012 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University’s women’s basketball program has announced its two annual award winners from the 2011-2012 season, with Laura Richards (Connersville, Ind./Connersville H.S.) and Ashley Varner (South Bend, Ind./Washington H.S.) picking up the honors.
April 17, 2012 | Baseball
In a game that saw both teams go scoreless for 10 straight innings, Indiana State plated the winning run in the bottom of the 16th inning on Tuesday evening to post a 2-1 victory over Valparaiso at Bob Warn Field in Terre Haute, Ind.
April 17, 2012 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso opened its final road trip of the season on Tuesday afternoon, dropping a 6-3 match to Indiana Wesleyan at the Sutter Tennis Center in Marion, Ind.
April 17, 2012 | Baseball
Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso steps out of conference play on Tuesday evening to battle instate foe Indiana State. First pitch is slated for 5 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 4:45 p.m.
April 17, 2012 | Softball
Valparaiso has four road games on the docket this week, none of which require a long trip away from its Northwest Indiana campus. The Crusaders, who have won 11 straight contests, will travel east on the Toll Road to take on Notre Dame in a single game Wednesday afternoon before heading up to Chicago for a three-game Horizon League series against UIC this weekend as they attempt to remain unbeaten in league action.
April 17, 2012 | Baseball
The Valparaiso University baseball program will be hosting Bobby Collins “On the Inside”, an evening of Las Vegas comedy, on April 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Athletics-Recreation Center and tickets are still available.
April 17, 2012 | Football
Valparaiso will play its annual spring Brown and Gold football game on Saturday morning at Brown Field beginning at 11 a.m. This year’s format will again feature the offense against the defense and admission is free.
April 16, 2012 | Baseball
Winners of five in a row and seven of the last eight, Valparaiso returns to the diamond for four games this week against Hoosier State foes. The Crusaders will travel to Terre Haute on Tuesday for a non-conference game against Indiana State before hosting longtime rival Butler for a three-game weekend series Friday through Sunday to open the second half of Horizon League play.
April 16, 2012 | Volleyball
Valparaiso volleyball head coach Carin Avery announced today that Chelsey Tekavec, a 5’10” right side/libero from Solon, Ohio, has signed a National Letter of Intent and will join the Crusader volleyball program as a freshman in the fall of 2012.
April 16, 2012 | Softball
Valparaiso senior pitcher Sam McGee (Bloomington, Minn./Jefferson) has been named the Horizon League Pitcher of the Week after tossing a pair of shutouts last week and setting the Crusader career record for victories.
April 16, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso men’s basketball head coach Bryce Drew announced today that two transfer guards have committed to join the Crusader men’s basketball program for the 2012-2013 season. LaVonte Dority (Chicago, Ill./Edwin G. Foreman) played one and a half seasons at the University of South Florida, while Jordan Coleman (North Hollywood, Calif./Calabasas) began his collegiate career at the University of Hawai’i and spent last season playing at Southwestern Illinois College.
April 16, 2012 | Women's Tennis
Steady rains in the Southwest Ohio region have forced the cancellation of Valparaiso’s scheduled women’s tennis match against the University of Dayton slated for Monday afternoon.
April 16, 2012 | Athletics
Valparaiso University awarded 113 student-athletes with Presidential Academic Honors while also handing out the Laurel Award at the 21st Annual Student-Athletes Academic Honors Banquet held on Sunday evening in the Harre Union.
April 15, 2012 | Men's Golf
Valparaiso’s men’s golf team moved up two places in the team standings on Sunday to finish in a tie for eighth place at the Wolfpack Spring Open with a 607 total at Lonnie Poole Golf Course in Raleigh, N.C. The Crusaders fired a second round 298, an 11-shot improvement over the opening round.
April 15, 2012 | Softball
Senior Sam McGee (Bloomington, Minn./Jefferson) scattered six hits in a complete-game shutout to set the Crusader career record for wins by a pitcher, while Valparaiso used a five-run third inning offensively to propel itself to a 7-0 victory over Youngstown State Sunday at the Valparaiso University Softball Field. The win concluded a three-game sweep of the Penguins, extended the Crusaders' winning streak to 11 straight games and improved Valpo's Horizon League record to 12-0.
April 15, 2012 | Baseball
Valparaiso wrapped up a three-game weekend sweep of Youngstown State on Sunday afternoon with a 5-4 victory over the Penguins at Eastwood Field in Niles, Ohio.
April 15, 2012 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso continued Horizon League action on Sunday afternoon, dropping a 7-0 match to Cleveland State at the South Bend Racquet Club in South Bend, Ind.
April 15, 2012 | Women's Golf
Valparaiso’s women’s golf team finished the 18-hole, rain-shortened Indiana Invitational on Sunday morning, the Crusaders’ final tune-up for the Horizon League Championships.
April 15, 2012 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso wrapped up the home portion of the 2011-2012 home schedule dropping a 7-0 match to Cleveland State at the Northwest Athletic Club in Michigan City, Ind.
April 15, 2012 | Baseball
Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso concludes a three-game Horizon League series on Sunday against Youngstown State. First pitch is slated for 11 a.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 10:45 a.m.
April 15, 2012 | Women's Bowling
Valparaiso senior Natalie Cortese (Hoffman Estates, Ill./Hoffman Estates [Central Missouri]) closed out her illustrious Crusader career with one more honor Saturday night, as she was named one of five members of the 2012 NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team after pacing the tournament field in Thursday's traditional action with a 218.4 average.
April 14, 2012 | Men's Track & Field
The Valparaiso men's track and field team posted five efforts among the top-five in Crusader history on the track on Saturday as the Crusaders finished in third place at the Eagle Invitational in Lisle, Ill.
April 14, 2012 | Women's Track & Field
Four event victories on the infield led the Valparaiso women's track and field effort on Saturday as the Crusaders finished in fourth place at the Eagle Invitational, hosted by Benedictine in Lisle, Ill.
April 14, 2012 | Men's Tennis
In a match that was much closer than the 7-0 final score would indicate, Valparaiso forced three singles matches to third sets on Saturday evening before falling to Youngstown State at the Northwest Athletic Club in Michigan City, Ind.
April 14, 2012 | Softball
Trailing by 12 runs after two innings of the nightcap Saturday afternoon at the Valparaiso University Softball Field, Valparaiso stormed back with 13 straight runs, capped by a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh from Jessie Marinec (Alsip, Ill./Marist), to set a program record for the largest come-from-behind victory as it earned a 13-12 win over Youngstown State. The comeback win closed out a doubleheader sweep as Valpo also captured game one, 4-3.
April 14, 2012 | Baseball
Kevin Wild (Brown Deer, Wis./Brown Deer H.S.) tossed eight-innings of shutout baseball leading Valparaiso to a 10-0 victory over Youngstown State on Saturday afternoon in game two of a weekend series at Eastwood Field in Niles, Ohio.
April 14, 2012 | Men's Golf
Valparaiso’s men’s golf team is currently in 10th place in a 17-team field through Saturday’s opening round of the Wolfpack Spring Open held at the Lonnie Poole Golf Course in Raleigh, N.C.
April 14, 2012 | Women's Tennis
In a contest that was decided by the final match of the day, Valparaiso dropped a 4-3 Horizon League match to Youngstown State on Saturday afternoon at the Northwest Athletic Club in Michigan City, Ind.
April 14, 2012 | Women's Golf
Valparaiso was only able to play three holes on Saturday at the Indiana Invitational before play was suspended for the day due to rain at the Indiana University Golf Course in Bloomington, Ind.
April 14, 2012 | Baseball
Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso continues a three-game Horizon League series on Saturday against Youngstown State. Due to forecasted rain, first pitch is now slated for 11 a.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 10:45 a.m.
April 13, 2012 | Women's Bowling
Valparaiso stayed alive in an elimination match at the 2012 NCAA Championship at Freeway Lanes in Wickliffe, Ohio Friday morning by defeating Sacred Heart, 4-2, but the Crusaders would eventually fall to Nebraska 4-3 in another elimination match Friday afternoon to end their hopes of capturing the national title.
April 13, 2012 | Baseball
John Loeffler (Burnsville, Minn./Burnsville H.S.) and Billy Cribbs (Rochester, Mich./Rochester H.S.) both hit three-run home runs on Friday afternoon, helping lift Valparaiso to a 7-4 victory over Youngstown State in the opening game of a three-game Horizon League series at Eastwood Field in Niles, Ohio.
April 13, 2012 | Baseball
Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso opens a three-game Horizon League weekend series on Friday afternoon against Youngstown State. First pitch is slated for 2 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 1:45 p.m.
April 12, 2012 | Women's Bowling
Valparaiso started its quest for a national championship Thursday at Freeway Lanes in Wickliffe, Ohio, going 2-2 over the morning session’s four matches before dropping all three matches in the afternoon session to end the first day of competition at the 2012 NCAA Bowling Championship with a 2-5 record and the eighth seed to begin Friday’s bracket play. Senior Natalie Cortese (Hoffman Estates, Ill./Hoffman Estates [Central Missouri]) led the entire tournament field in average on Thursday, posting an average of 218.4 over the seven matches.
April 12, 2012 | Softball
Staring a four-run deficit in the face with its perfect record in Horizon League play on the line, Valparaiso stormed from behind with a five-run fifth inning to claim the lead and added an insurance run in the sixth to complete a three-game sweep of Wright State, 8-6, in Fairborn, Ohio on Thursday afternoon. The Crusaders have now won 13 of their last 14 games.
April 11, 2012 | Softball
Valparaiso ran its Horizon League record to 8-0 on Wednesday afternoon, sweeping a mid-week doubleheader at Wright State by scores of 4-2 and 10-0 (6 inn.) in Fairborn, Ohio. Senior Sam McGee (Bloomington, Minn./Jefferson) matched the Crusaders’ career wins record by earning the victory in the nightcap.
April 11, 2012 | Women's Bowling
Valparaiso got in its final preparations for the 2012 NCAA Bowling Championship on Wednesday, culminating with the annual NCAA Championship banquet, where senior Natalie Cortese (Hoffman Estates, Ill./Hoffman Estates) was honored for the second straight year as an NTCA Honorable Mention All-American. The three-day tournament begins at Freeway Lanes in Wickliffe, Ohio Thursday morning at 8 a.m. CDT.
April 11, 2012 | Softball
Valparaiso senior Jordan Rutkowski (Alden, N.Y./Alden) has been selected as one of 25 finalists nationwide for the 2012 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year honor, as awarded by the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America.
April 11, 2012 | Baseball
Valparaiso begins a four-game road trip this weekend with a three-game series against Youngstown State at Eastwood Field in Niles, Ohio. The Crusaders have won four of their last five games overall, and will wrap up the first half of Horizon League action with this weekend’s series.
April 10, 2012 | Softball
Valparaiso returns to Horizon League play this week with a pair of three-game league series, hitting the road to take on Wright State in mid-week action before returning home to host Youngstown State this weekend.
April 10, 2012 | Baseball
Valparaiso got solid pitching and some timely hitting on Tuesday afternoon as the Crusaders wrapped up their brief two-game homestand with a 6-2 victory over Western Michigan at Emory G. Bauer Field to earn a split in the season series between the two schools.
April 10, 2012 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso returned to the road on Tuesday afternoon and dropped a 7-0 match to Bowling Green at the Perrysburg Tennis Center in Perrysburg, Ohio.
April 10, 2012 | Women's Bowling
In its third season of intercollegiate competition, the Valparaiso bowling program makes its first trip to the NCAA Championship, as the Crusaders hit the road today as one of eight squads selected to compete for the 2012 national title April 12-14 in Wickliffe, Ohio.
April 09, 2012 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso began its regular season-ending five match homestand in victorious fashion on Monday afternoon, defeating Chicago State 6-1 at the Valpo Tennis Complex.
April 09, 2012 | Baseball
Will Hagel(Arlington Heights, Ill./Prospect H.S.) and Grant Yoder (Fort Wayne, Ind./Snider H.S.) combined for nine runs batted in on Monday afternoon, helping lead Valparaiso to a 12-5 victory over Grace at Emory G. Bauer Field.
April 09, 2012 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso picked up a win at number one doubles but that was the lone victory for the Crusaders on Monday afternoon as the Crusaders fell to South Dakota 7-0 at the Valpo Tennis Complex.
April 09, 2012 | Baseball
Valparaiso University’s Kevin Wild (Brown Deer, Wis./Brown Deer H.S.) has picked up his second Horizon League Pitcher of the Week honor after tossing a complete game victory over UIC on Friday evening.
April 07, 2012 | Women's Track & Field
Sophomore Kelley Freeman (Valparaiso, Ind./Chesterton) smashed the Valparaiso women's track and field outdoor record in the pole vault by six inches on Saturday, highlighting a day which saw the Crusaders win six events en route to a fourth-place finish at the DePauw Invitational in Greencastle, Ind.
April 07, 2012 | Men's Track & Field
The Valparaiso men's track and field team continued the 2012 outdoor campaign on Saturday at the DePauw Invitational in Greencastle, Ind., finishing the meet in third place.
April 07, 2012 | Baseball
Elliott Martin (Irvine, Calif./Saddleback H.S.) hit a two-run home run for Valparaiso to account for all of the Crusaders’ offense on Saturday afternoon as the Brown and Gold fell 3-2 to UIC in the finale of a three-game weekend series at Les Miller Field in Chicago, Ill.
April 07, 2012 | Baseball
Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso looks for a three-game sweep at UIC on Saturday afternoon in Chicago. First pitch is slated for 1:05 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 12:45 p.m.
April 06, 2012 | Baseball
Kevin Wild (Brown Deer, Wis./Brown Deer H.S.) tossed his first complete game as a Crusader, limiting UIC to just seven hits, leading Valparaiso to a 3-2 victory over the Flames on Friday night at Les Miller Field in Chicago, Ill.
April 06, 2012 | Men's Tennis
Chris Baum (Charlotte, N.C./Providence H.S.) posted Valparaiso’s lone victory on Friday afternoon as the Crusaders dropped a 6-1 match to the University of Detroit Mercy at the Titan Tennis Complex in Detroit, Mich.
April 06, 2012 | Baseball
Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso continues a three-game series at UIC on Friday evening in Chicago. First pitch is slated for 6:05 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 5:45 p.m.
April 06, 2012 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso wrapped up its three-match road trip on Friday afternoon with a 6-1 Horizon League loss to Detroit at the Titan Tennis Complex in Detroit, Mich.
April 05, 2012 | Baseball
Billy Cribbs (Rochester, Mich./Rochester H.S.) infield single in the top of the 15th drove home Chris Manning (Lake Forest, Ill./El Toro H.S.) with the winning run after Valparaiso tied the game in the ninth inning, and the Crusaders defeated UIC 8-7 to take the opener of a three-game series at Les Miller Field in Chicago, Ill.
April 05, 2012 | Baseball
Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso opens a three-game series at UIC on Thursday evening in Chicago. First pitch is slated for 6:05 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 5:45 p.m.
April 05, 2012 | Men's Soccer
The Valparaiso men’s soccer team gathered in front of a group of over 100 family members and friends last weekend at the Harre Union for its annual end-of-season awards ceremony, celebrating a 2011 campaign which saw the Crusaders capture their first Horizon League regular season championship.
April 04, 2012 | Softball
Valparaiso got a pair of shutouts in the circle from seniors Alex Lagesse (Beecher, Ill./Beecher) and Sam McGee (Bloomington, Minn./Jefferson), while redshirt sophomore Jessie Marinec (Alsip, Ill./Marist) led the offensive attack with a five-hit day as the Crusaders swept a doubleheader from Bowling Green, 4-0 and 5-0, Wednesday afternoon in Bowling Green, Ohio.
April 04, 2012 | Women's Golf
Valparaiso University sophomore Erika Pfaender (Pewaukee, Wis./Arrowhead H.S.) has been named the Horizon League’s Golfer of the Week after finishing third at the IPFW Spring Classic.
April 04, 2012 | Men's Golf
Valparaiso University’s Kyle Henning (Brookfield, Wis./East H.S.) has been named the Horizon League’s Golfer of the Week for his efforts at the Beu Mussatto Invitational held in Macomb, Ill.
April 03, 2012 | Men's Tennis
Eric Honert (Arvada, Colo./Ralston Valley H.S.) won in both singles and doubles and Adam Whitmer (Shipshewana, Ind./Westview H.S.) also picked up a singles victory but Valparaiso dropped a 5-2 decision to IPFW on Tuesday afternoon at the Dr. Rudy and Rhonda Kachmann Tennis Center in Fort Wayne, Ind.
April 03, 2012 | Baseball
Will Hagel (Arlington Heights, Ill./Prospect H.S.) singled home the tying run in the top of the ninth inning for Valparaiso, but Western Michigan plated in the winning run in the bottom of the innings as the Broncos topped the Crusaders 5-4 on Tuesday afternoon at Robert J. Bobb Stadium in Kalamazoo, Mich.
April 03, 2012 | Men's Golf
Valparaiso concluded play at the Beu Mussatto Invitational on Tuesday morning with a 10th place finish with a 929 total at the Harry Mussatto Golf Course in Macomb, Ill.
April 03, 2012 | Baseball
Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso looks steps out of Horizon League action on Tuesday afternoon as Valparaiso heads to Western Michigan. First pitch is slated for 2 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 1:45 p.m.
April 03, 2012 | Softball
Valparaiso has a light schedule on the docket this week, as the Crusaders play just a single doubleheader, stepping out of league play for a twinbill at Bowling Green on Wednesday afternoon.
April 02, 2012 | Men's Golf
Valparaiso played the first two rounds of the Beu Mussatto Invitational on Monday afternoon, shooting rounds of 314 and 312, and is currently in ninth place with a total of 626 at Harry Mussatto Golf Course in Macomb, Ill.
April 02, 2012 | Women's Golf
Valparaiso University’s Erika Pfaender (Pewaukee, Wis./Arrowhead H.S.) carded a final round 79 on Tuesday on her way to a third place finish at the IPFW Spring Classic held at Pine Valley Country Club in Fort Wayne, Ind.
April 02, 2012 | Baseball
Valparaiso takes to the road for four games this week beginning a stretch in which the Crusaders will play eight of their next 10 games away from Emory G. Bauer Field. Valpo will travel to Western Michigan on Tuesday for a midweek contest before heading to Chicago Thursday through Saturday for a three-game Horizon League set with UIC.
April 02, 2012 | Softball
Valparaiso senior catcher Jordan Rutkowski (Alden, N.Y./Alden) has been named the Horizon League’s co-Player of the Week after breaking the Crusaders’ single-season RBIs record and matching the program’s single-season home runs mark in the midst of another impressive week. It marks Rutkowski’s third weekly honor from the league office this year, matching the most weekly awards to a position player in a single season in Horizon League history.
April 01, 2012 | Women's Golf
Valparaiso carded a team total of 339 in the first round of the IPFW Spring Classic on Sunday afternoon at Pine Valley Country Club in Fort Wayne, Ind. and is tied for sixth place midway through the tournament.
April 01, 2012 | Baseball
Valparaiso scored one run and had runners on the corners with one out in the ninth inning on Sunday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field, but could not complete the comeback, falling 4-3 to Wright State in the final game of a three-game weekend series.
April 01, 2012 | Softball
For the first time this season, Valparaiso put together a late-game rally to earn a come-from-behind victory, scoring four runs in the bottom of the sixth to overcome a three-run deficit and defeat Green Bay, 4-3, Sunday afternoon at the Valparaiso University Softball Field, completing a three-game Horizon League series sweep of the Phoenix.
April 01, 2012 | Women's Tennis
Brittany O’Reilly (Green Bay, Wis./Southwest H.S.) won her singles match at number six while Stephanie York (Elkhart, Ind./Jimtown H.S.) and Kaitlyn Hamel (Lakewood, Colo./Green Mountain H.S.) posted a win at number two doubles on Sunday afternoon, but Valparaiso ended up on the short end of a 6-1 match against the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay at Western Racquet and Fitness Club in Green Bay, Wis.
April 01, 2012 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso continued its four-match road trip on Sunday morning dropping a 7-0 match to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay at the Western Racquet and Fitness Club in Green Bay, Wis.
March 31, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Former Valparaiso University men's basketball head coach Dr. Homer Drew was honored as the recipient of the 2012 Coach John Wooden “Keys to Life” Award at the annual Legends of the Hardwood Breakfast Saturday morning in New Orleans.
March 31, 2012 | Softball
Valparaiso got stellar performances in all facets of the game on Saturday afternoon in sweeping a Horizon League doubleheader from Green Bay, 8-0 and 17-0, at the Valparaiso University Softball Field. The opener ended via run rule on a record-tying home run from senior Jordan Rutkowski (Alden, N.Y./Alden), while the nightcap was highlighted by a 12-run fourth inning for the Crusaders.
March 31, 2012 | Men's Track & Field
Three event victories highlighted the opening meet of the Valparaiso men's track and field 2012 outdoor season, as the Crusaders competed this weekend at the Mike Poehlein Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind., hosted by Purdue.
March 31, 2012 | Women's Track & Field
The Valparaiso women's track and field squad kicked off its 2012 outdoor campaign this weekend at the Mike Poehlein Invitational, hosted by Purdue in West Lafayette, Ind.
March 31, 2012 | Baseball
Wright State won the middle game of a three-game Horizon League weekend series from Valparaiso on Saturday afternoon by the score of 4-2 at Emory G. Bauer Field.
March 30, 2012 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso’s men’s tennis team took to the road on Friday evening, dropping a 7-0 match to Bradley at the Markin Tennis Courts in Peoria, Ill.
March 30, 2012 | Baseball
Valparaiso battled back from a five-run deficit to force extra innings on Friday afternoon, but Wright State plated the winning run in the top of the 10th inning to defeat the Crusaders 7-6 at Emory G. Bauer Field.
March 30, 2012 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso stepped out of Horizon League action on Friday afternoon, losing a 6-1 decision to Northern Illinois at the NIU West Tennis Courts in DeKalb, Ill.
March 30, 2012 | Men's Soccer
The Valparaiso men’s soccer team hosted its second annual head-shaving fundraiser for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation on Friday, benefiting funding to find cures for childhood cancers. Over 60 volunteers had their heads shaved on Friday as the donations soared past multiple goals set by the Crusaders, already totaling over $18,000.
March 29, 2012 | Softball
A three-run home run by senior Jordan Rutkowski (Alden, N.Y./Alden) gave Valparaiso the lead over Purdue in the third inning, but the Boilermakers answered with two runs in the fourth and the Crusaders were unable to push across the tying run as Purdue claimed a 4-3 victory over Valpo Thursday afternoon at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.
March 28, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso University director of athletics Mark LaBarbera announced today that Crusader men’s basketball head coach Bryce Drew has agreed to a multi-year contract extension to continue his tenure as head coach of the Valpo men’s basketball program.
March 28, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso men’s basketball head coach Bryce Drew announced today that Hrvoje Vucic has asked for and been granted a release from his commitment to the Valpo basketball program, and that Richie Edwards has been granted a release from his commitment for family reasons. Both players will be transferring.
March 28, 2012 | Women's Bowling
A journey which began in February 2009 with the introduction of the women’s bowling program to the Valparaiso University athletics department took a giant step forward on Wednesday, as the Crusaders learned they were one of eight programs selected to compete at the 2012 NCAA Women’s Bowling Championship in Wickliffe, Ohio on April 12-14. The bid is Valpo’s first to the national championship in just the third year of program existence.
March 28, 2012 | Softball
Valparaiso comes home for four games in the friendly confines this week, as the Crusaders host Purdue in non-league action on Thursday afternoon before welcoming Green Bay for a three-game Horizon League set this weekend.
March 28, 2012 | Baseball
After sweeping a three-game series from Milwaukee last weekend, Valparaiso returns to Emory G. Bauer Field this weekend to host Wright State in a three-game set. The Raiders are the preseason favorite in the Horizon League this season and the series will be a rematch of last year’s Horizon League Tournament championship contest.
March 27, 2012 | Men's Golf
Led by a final round 72 by Brad Winters (Elgin, Ill./Saint Edward H.S.), Valparaiso concluded its first tournament of the 2012 spring season on Tuesday afternoon with a fourth place finish at the Butler Spring Invitational held at Prestwick Country Club in Avon, Ind.
March 27, 2012 | Women's Golf
Valparaiso wrapped up play at the Butler Spring Invitational on Tuesday with a fifth place finish at the Butler Spring Invitational held at Prestwick Country Club in Avon, Ind.
March 27, 2012 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso volleyball team will be competing each of the next four weekends, as head coach Carin Avery released the Crusaders’ 2012 spring schedule today.
March 26, 2012 | Women's Golf
A.J. Selig (Hortonville, Wis./Appleton West H.S.) and Kelly Voigt (Palatine, Ill./Fremd H.S.) are both tied for fifth place midway through play at the Butler Spring Invitational, leading the Crusaders to third place in the team standings on Monday at Prestwick Country Club in Avon, Ind.
March 26, 2012 | Men's Golf
Valparaiso opened the spring portion of its golf schedule on Monday at the Butler Spring Invitational, and currently sits in fourth place, just two strokes out of second, after the opening 18 holes of play at Prestwick Country Club in Avon, Ind.
March 26, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso junior forward Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) was named an Honorable Mention All-American by the Associated Press on Monday. Broekhoff becomes just the fourth Crusader in Valpo’s Division I era to earn All-American honors on the hardwood.
March 26, 2012 | Men's Soccer
The Valparaiso men’s soccer team will be getting their heads shaved for the second consecutive year and will be joined by, among others, Valparaiso University president Dr. Mark Heckler in the Harre Union on Friday, March 30 at 11 a.m. as the Crusaders raise money for the 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 26, 2012 | Baseball
Kevin Wild’s (Brown Deer, Wis./Brown Deer H.S.) has earned Horizon League Pitcher of the Week honors after tossing nine-plus innings of one-hit baseball last Saturday against Milwaukee, helping the Crusaders to a weekend sweep of the Panthers.
March 25, 2012 | Baseball
Elliott Martin’s (Irvine, Calif./University H.S.) two-run single in the bottom of the eighth inning plated the tying and go-ahead run as Valparaiso completed a three-game weekend sweep of Milwaukee 3-2 on Sunday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field.
March 25, 2012 | Softball
Valparaiso senior pitcher Alex Lagesse (Beecher, Ill./Beecher) faced just one batter over the minimum, while the Crusader offense scored multiple runs in four out of five innings as Valpo completed a sweep of the opening weekend of Horizon League play with a 9-1 run-rule victory over Detroit Sunday afternoon in Detroit, Mich.
March 25, 2012 | Men's Tennis
Eric Honert (Arvada, Colo./Ralston Valley H.S.) won his seventh straight singles match but that would be the lone point Valparaiso would record on Sunday afternoon as the Crusaders dropped a 6-1 decision to Wright State at the Valpo Tennis Complex.
March 25, 2012 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso wrapped up its weekend homestand on Sunday morning with a 7-0 loss to Wright State at the Valpo Tennis Complex.
March 24, 2012 | Baseball
Kevin Wild (Brown Deer, Wis./Brown Deer H.S.) pitched nine innings of no-hit baseball and Billy Cribbs (Rochester, Mich./Rochester H.S.) delivered the game-winning double in the bottom of the 10th inning of game two on Saturday afternoon as Valparaiso defeated Milwaukee 1-0 at Emory G. Bauer Field. In the opener, Tyler Deetjen (Saint Charles, Ill./East H.S.) tossed a six-hit shutout to start the doubleheader sweep as the Crusaders topped the Panthers 7-0.
March 24, 2012 | Softball
Valparaiso got off to a 2-0 start in Horizon League play on Saturday afternoon, earning a pair of victories over host Detroit by scores of 7-2 and 12-3.
March 24, 2012 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso returned north to open Horizon League action on Saturday afternoon at the Northwest Athletic Club in Michigan City, Ind., dropping a 5-2 decision to Butler.
March 24, 2012 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso returned to Horizon League action on Saturday morning, dropping a 7-0 match to Butler at the Northwest Athletic Club in Michigan City, Ind.
March 23, 2012 | Baseball
Steady rain in the Northwest Indiana area on Friday afternoon has forced the postponement of Valparaiso’s home-opening baseball game against Milwaukee at Emory G. Bauer Field. The two schools will play a doubleheader on Saturday morning, beginning at 11 a.m.
March 23, 2012 | Football
Valparaiso University head football coach Dale Carlson will serve as a guest DJ on the "Sunday Night Star" on WDRV (97.1-FM, Chicago) from 9-10 p.m.
March 22, 2012 | Men's Soccer
In a group that features one high-profile transfer, and four talented incoming freshmen, Valparaiso head coach Mike Avery announced today that five more players have committed to the men’s soccer program for the 2012 season. The five newest additions are transfer Jesse Ortiz (Aurora, Ill./Benedictine University) and incoming freshmen Ty Unger (Apex, N.C./Middle Creek), Nicholas Kane (Cleveland, Ohio/Mayfield), Alex Lindsey (East Lansing, Mich./East Lansing), and Bernard Tume (Temecula, Calif./Chaparral).
March 21, 2012 | Men's Golf
The Valparaiso University men’s golf team is set to open the 2012 spring season looking to build upon a solid fall campaign, looking to ready itself for this year’s Horizon League Championships.
March 21, 2012 | Football
With temperatures expected to be in the 80s it will feel more like the opening of summer training camp, but spring football practice opens this afternoon (March 21) for Valparaiso University at Brown Field, the first of 15 workouts during the months of March and April.
March 20, 2012 | Softball
Playing under sunny skies and record-high temperatures for the earliest home opener in program history, the Valparaiso softball team easily captured a doubleheader sweep of visiting IUPUI, earning wins by scores of 8-1 and 7-1 Tuesday afternoon at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.
March 20, 2012 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso University’s Eric Honert(Arvada, Colo./Ralston Valley H.S.) has been named the Horizon League’s Player of the Week after going 4-0 in singles action and 3-1 in doubles play last week in Florida.
March 20, 2012 | Baseball
After playing its first 19 games of the season away from home, Valparaiso returns to the friendly confines of Emory G. Bauer Field this weekend to open a three-game series with Milwaukee as part of a six game homestand spanning the next two weekends. First pitch in Friday’s home opener is slated for 3 p.m. against the Panthers with Saturday’s and Sunday’s games commencing at 1 p.m.
March 19, 2012 | Softball
Valparaiso returns to the Midwest this week with its earliest home opener in program history, hosting a doubleheader on-campus at the Valparaiso University Softball Field on Tuesday against IUPUI at 3 p.m. The Crusaders then open the Horizon League slate this weekend with a three-game series over two days at Detroit.
March 19, 2012 | Baseball
The Valparaiso University baseball program will be hosting Bobby Collins “On the Inside”, an evening of Las Vegas comedy, on April 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Athletics-Recreation Center.
March 19, 2012 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University has announced that associate head coach Greg Kirby is retiring from coaching after spending six seasons with the Crusaders’ program and 41 years of coaching overall.
March 18, 2012 | Women's Bowling
#6 Valparaiso closed out the Music City Classic, its final tournament before the 2012 NCAA Bowling Championships, in eighth place on Sunday in Nashville, Tenn. Senior Natalie Cortese (Hoffman Estates, Ill./Hoffman Estates [Central Missouri]) earned one of six spots on the All-Tournament Team.
March 18, 2012 | Baseball
Valparaiso wrapped up its 19-game road trip on Sunday afternoon, falling 13-8 to Butler at Bulldog Park in Indianapolis, Ind.
March 18, 2012 | Baseball
Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso looks to take the opening Horizon League series with game three of its weekend series at Butler on Sunday afternoon. First pitch is slated for 12 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 11:45 a.m.
March 18, 2012 | Softball
Continued inclement weather in the San Diego area has forced Valpo softball's scheduled game against UNLV on Sunday to be canceled. The Crusaders will return home from their spring break trip for their home opener on Tuesday, a doubleheader against IUPUI beginning at 3 p.m. at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.
March 17, 2012 | Women's Bowling
Wins over a pair of fellow top-ten squads highlighted #6 Valparaiso’s 4-2 record on the second day of action at the Music City Classic Saturday in Nashville, Tenn. as the Crusaders sit in eighth place entering the final day of competition.
March 17, 2012 | Baseball
Every Valparaiso hitter had at least on hit by the fifth inning on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders tallied 20 total in a 15-7 victory over Butler at Bulldog Park in Indianapolis, Ind.
March 17, 2012 | Softball
Mother Nature apparently didn't get the memo that the Valparaiso softball team was closing out spring break in San Diego, Calif., as despite record-high temperatures and abundant sunshine back in Valpo, rain in the San Diego area forced the cancellation of the entire slate of games on Saturday at the San Diego Classic II, including the Crusaders' scheduled matchups with San Diego State and Long Beach State.
March 17, 2012 | Baseball
Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso looks to rebound from Friday's loss with game two of its weekend series at Butler on Saturday afternoon. First pitch is slated for 12 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 11:45 a.m.
March 16, 2012 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball team split a pair of games to open the San Diego Classic II on Friday, defeating CSU Bakersfield 10-2 in six innings via run rule before dropping a 1-0 decision to the University of San Diego.
March 16, 2012 | Women's Bowling
#6 Valparaiso kicked off the first day of action at the Music City Classic in Nashville, Tenn. on Friday by going 5-1 and sits in seventh place with two days of competition remaining.
March 16, 2012 | Baseball
Valparaiso opened up its Horizon League schedule on Friday afternoon by playing its fifth extra-inning game of the season already and dropped a 5-4 game in 10 innings against Butler at Bulldog Park in Indianapolis, Ind.
March 16, 2012 | Baseball
Follow along live with this interactive chat as Valparaiso opens Horizon League play on Friday afternoon battling longtime rival Butler. First pitch is slated for 2 p.m. CDT with the chat will begin at approximately 1:45 p.m.
March 15, 2012 | Women's Basketball
After 18 seasons leading Valparaiso University’s women’s basketball program, Keith Freeman has announced his resignation as head coach of the Crusaders effective immediately.
March 15, 2012 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso wrapped up its spring trip to California on Thursday afternoon, dropping a 9-0 decision to Point Loma Nazarene at the PLNU Tennis Courts in San Diego, Calif.
March 15, 2012 | Softball
Valparaiso closes its spring break trip as it attempts to get back on the winning track this weekend at the San Diego Classic II, co-hosted by San Diego State and the University of San Diego. The Crusaders will play both host schools, as well as CSU Bakersfield, Long Beach State and UNLV over the three-day span.
March 14, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Playing its first-round NIT game with just a six-man rotation, seventh-seeded Valparaiso played right with second-seeded Miami for 36 minutes before the Hurricanes closed out the game with 12 straight points, as the Crusaders fell 66-50 Wednesday evening in Coral Gables, Fla. Valpo’s season ends with a 22-12 overall record and the program’s first Horizon League regular season championship.
March 14, 2012 | Baseball
Belmont scored two runs in the seventh and added an insurance run in the eighth inning on Wednesday afternoon to rally and defeat Valparaiso 5-3 at Rose Park in Nashville, Tenn.
March 14, 2012 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso’s women’s tennis team opened their spring break trip to California on Wednesday afternoon, defeating Biola 6-3 at the Biola Tennis Center in LaMirada, Calif. to return to the .500 mark on the season.
March 14, 2012 | Men's Tennis
Playing its fifth match in as many days, Valparaiso saw its four-match winning streak come to an end on Wednesday afternoon, dropping a tight 4-3 decision to Colgate to conclude its spring trip in Kissimmee, Fla.
March 13, 2012 | Baseball
Valparaiso wraps up its 19-game road trip this week while also opening Horizon League play. The Crusaders will stop in Nashville, Tenn. on Wednesday afternoon for a non-conference tilt at Belmont before heading north to Indianapolis, Ind. Friday through Sunday to being conference action with a three-game series at Butler.
March 13, 2012 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso won its fourth match in as many days on its spring trip in Florida on Tuesday morning, defeating the University of Indianapolis 6-1.
March 13, 2012 | Softball
Redshirt sophomore middle infielder Jessie Marinec (Alsip, Ill./Marist) was named the Horizon League Player of the Week for the second time in her career Tuesday after matching her career home run total last week with four round-trippers.
March 12, 2012 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso moved over the .500 mark for the season on Monday, picking up two more victories on its spring trip in Kissimmee, Fla., defeating the New Jersey Institute of Technology 4-3 in the morning match before downing Franklin & Marshall 5-2 in the evening contest.
March 12, 2012 | Baseball
Valparaiso rallied from six runs down after four innings to close within two, but that is as close as the Crusaders would get on Monday evening, falling 8-6 to Winthrop at Winthrop Ballpark in Rock Hill, S.C.
March 12, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso takes to the postseason for the 11th time in the last 17 seasons, as the Crusaders travel to Coral Gables, Fla. as a seventh seed in the 2012 National Invitation Tournament to take on second-seeded Miami out of the ACC. It marks Valpo’s second all-time appearance in the postseason NIT, as the Crusaders also earned an NIT berth in 2003. The game can be seen live Wednesday night at 6:30pm CDT on ESPNU.
March 11, 2012 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team earned an automatic bid into the 2012 National Invitation Tournament by virtue of winning the Horizon League regular-season championship, and learned Sunday evening that it would be a seventh-seed, traveling to face second-seeded Miami (Fla.) on Wednesday evening, March 14 at 6:30 p.m. CDT live on ESPNU.
March 11, 2012 | Men's Tennis
Steady rains throughout the day forced the postponement of Sunday's schedule men's tennis match between Valparaiso and Franklin & Marshall.
March 11, 2012 | Softball
Valparaiso failed to end the Diamond Devil Invitational on a winning note on Sunday morning, losing to East Carolina by a 5-3 score.
March 10, 2012 | Baseball
Valparaiso wrapped up its three-game weekend series at Campbell on Saturday afternoon, dropping both ends of the doubleheader by scores of 3-2 and 7-3 at Taylor Field in Buies Creek, N.C.
March 10, 2012 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball team dropped a pair of games at the Diamond Devil Invitational in Tempe, Ariz. on Saturday, falling to Creighton in eight innings, 3-1, before coming out on the wrong end of a 7-2 decision against a Pacific squad receiving votes in the national top-25 poll.
March 10, 2012 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso began its stretch of five matches in five days on Saturday morning with a 7-0 sweep of Siena at the Star Island Resort in Kissimmee, Fla.
March 09, 2012 | Softball
For the first time all season, the Valparaiso softball team lost back-to-back games, dropping both of its contests at the opening day of the Diamond Devil Invitational in Tempe, Ariz. The Crusaders lost their opener against New Mexico State, 8-5, and battled the defending College World Series champions, #5 Arizona State, before eventually falling, 6-2.
March 09, 2012 | Baseball
Valparaiso forced extra innings for the fourth time in its first 12 games of the season on Friday afternoon, but Campbell became the first team to defeat the Crusaders after the ninth inning, downing the Brown and Gold 6-5 in 10 innings at Taylor Field in Buies Creek, N.C.
March 09, 2012 | Women's Golf
Kelly Voigt (Palatine, Ill./Fremd H.S.) finished in a tie for sixth place at the Sunshine Spring Classic which concluded on Friday morning, helping Valparaiso to a seventh place finish as a team in the first event of the spring season held at Rio Pinar Country Club in Orlando, Fla.
March 09, 2012 | Football
Valparaiso University head football coach Dale Carlson has announced the hiring of Tyson Silveus and Alex Bailey as new assistant coaches for the 2012 season.
March 08, 2012 | Women's Golf
Valparaiso’s women’s golf team opened the spring portion of its schedule on Thursday morning, and currently sits in a tie for seventh place at the Sunshine Spring Classic held at Rio Pinar Country Club in Orlando, Fla.
March 08, 2012 | Softball
Valparaiso continues its annual spring break trip as it kicks off the Diamond Devil Classic in Tempe, Ariz. with its second straight game against New Mexico State on Friday. The Crusaders will also take on host #5 Arizona State on Friday evening, and will face Creighton, Pacific and East Carolina over the duration of this weekend’s tournament.
March 07, 2012 | Women's Basketball
Playing for the fourth time in seven days, Valparaiso hung with 10th-ranked Green Bay for 27 minutes on Wednesday evening before the Phoenix went on a 15-0 run and eventually downed the Crusaders 77-53 at the Kress Events Center in the quarterfinals of the Horizon League Championship held in Green Bay, Wis.
March 07, 2012 | Baseball
Valparaiso wrapped up a two-game series on Wednesday afternoon at Wake Forest, dropping a 3-0 decision to the Demon Deacons at Wake Forest Baseball Park in Winston-Salem, N.C.
March 06, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso led by three at the half in the 2012 Horizon League Championship title game Tuesday evening at the ARC, but Detroit out-scored the Crusaders 46-23 over the final 20 minutes as Valpo fell by a 70-50 final. Despite the loss, Valpo’s season will continue, as the Crusaders earn an automatic berth into the NIT by virtue of being regular season league champions.
March 06, 2012 | Women's Basketball
After registering their first Horizon League Tournament victory since joining the conference on Monday evening, the Valparaiso Crusaders return to the hardwood on Wednesday evening in the quarterfinals to battle top-seeded and #10/10 Green Bay.
March 06, 2012 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball team continued its strong start to the 2012 campaign as it continued its spring break trip with a 9-1 victory over New Mexico State Tuesday evening in Las Cruces, N.M.
March 06, 2012 | Baseball
Valparaiso jumped out to an early lead on Tuesday afternoon against Wake Forest but a nine-run fifth inning by the Demon Deacons proved to be too much for the Crusaders to overcome as the Brown and Gold fell 13-4 at Wake Forest Baseball Park in Winston Salem, N.C.
March 06, 2012 | Men's Basketball
40 minutes stand in between Valparaiso and a trip to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2004, as the Crusaders host Detroit at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Tuesday evening in the Horizon League Championship title game. The winner of Tuesday’s game, which will be televised live nationally on ESPN, will earn the Horizon League’s automatic bid to the 2012 NCAA Tournament.
March 06, 2012 | Baseball
For the second time in three weeks Valparaiso University’s Tyler Deetjen (Saint Charles, Ill./East H.S.) has been named the Horizon League’s Pitcher of the Week.
March 06, 2012 | Softball
Senior catcher Jordan Rutkowski (Alden, N.Y./Alden) has repeated as the Horizon League Player of the Week after breaking Valpo’s career home run record last weekend in the midst of yet another spectacular weekend at the plate, hitting .714 over the Crusaders’ four games at the UTEP Invitational.
March 05, 2012 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso seniors Ashley Timmerman (Pontiac, Ill./Pontiac H.S.) and Ashley Varner (South Bend, Ind./Washington H.S.) made sure their careers in a Valparaiso University uniform did not come to an end on Monday evening, leading the Crusaders to a 47-39 victory over the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the first round of the Horizon League Championship held at the Klotsche Center in Milwaukee, Wis.
March 05, 2012 | Baseball
South Carolina Upstate jumped out to a 4-0 lead after one inning on the way to an 8-2 victory over Valparaiso on Monday afternoon at Harley Park in Spartanburg, S.C.
March 05, 2012 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University junior guard Laura Richards (Connersville, Ind./Connersville H.S.) has been named to the Horizon League’s All-Defensive Team the conference announced on Monday (March 5).
March 04, 2012 | Women's Basketball
Postseason basketball begins for Valparaiso on Monday evening as the Crusaders open play in the 2012 Horizon League Championship. The ninth-seeded Crusaders head to Wisconsin to take on eighth-seeded Milwaukee in a first round contest.
March 04, 2012 | Baseball
Valparaiso rallied from a four-run deficit midway through Sunday’s game and scored three times in the 11th inning on the way to an 8-7 victory over Wofford at King Field in Spartanburg, S.C. for the Crusaders’ third extra inning victory of the young season.
March 04, 2012 | Softball
Valparaiso led by a run with just one out needed to close out what would have been its seventh straight win, but the Crusaders surrendered a grand slam and then couldn’t push across the tying and go-ahead runs in the bottom of the seventh as they dropped a 7-6 decision at UTEP Sunday in the finale of the UTEP Invitational in El Paso, Texas.
March 03, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Tickets are available now as Valparaiso will host the 2012 Horizon League Championship title game on Tuesday evening at 8 p.m. CST at the Athletics-Recreation Center against Detroit.
March 03, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso stands just 40 minutes away from returning to the NCAA Tournament after its second victory over Butler at the ARC in eight days, downing the Bulldogs 65-46 in front of a frenzied crowd Saturday evening in the second of two Horizon League Championship semifinals. Valpo will take on Detroit at the ARC on Tuesday at 8 p.m. on ESPN in the league title game, with the winner earning the league’s automatic bid to the Big Dance.
March 03, 2012 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball team continued the best start in program history and extended its winning streak to six straight games with a pair of victories Saturday at the UTEP Invitational in El Paso, Texas. The Crusaders opened the day with a 10-2 run-rule win over Brown before defeating UTSA in the nightcap, 10-6.
March 03, 2012 | Baseball
Tyler Deetjen (Saint Charles, Ill./East H.S.) went the distance, needing only 71 pitches on Saturday afternoon, but Gardner-Webb pushed across two runs in the fourth inning which proved to be the difference as the Bulldogs defeated Valparaiso 2-1 at J.H. Moss Stadium in Boiling Springs, N.C.
March 03, 2012 | Women's Basketball
In a defensive battle that saw neither team lead by more than five points until the final second, Detroit came out on top of Valparaiso on Saturday afternoon 48-42 at the Athletics-Recreation Center, spoiling Senior Day for the Crusaders in the regular season finale for both schools.
March 02, 2012 | Men's Basketball
As the top seed for the 2012 Horizon League Men’s Basketball Championship, Valparaiso will host fifth-seeded Butler at the ARC Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. The Bulldogs advanced to Saturday’s semifinals after defeating fourth-seeded Milwaukee on Friday night, 71-49.
March 02, 2012 | Softball
Valparaiso earned its second victory of the season over Iowa State on Friday afternoon by putting together one of the best offensive outputs in program history, downing the Cyclones 16-7 in its opener at the UTEP Invitational in El Paso, Texas.
March 02, 2012 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso wrapped up its final match before its annual spring trip on Friday evening, dropping a 7-0 decision to Western Michigan at the West Hills Athletic Club in Kalamazoo, Mich.
March 02, 2012 | Women's Basketball
The 2011-2012 regular season comes to a close on Saturday afternoon for Valparaiso University as the Crusaders host Detroit on Senior Day at the Athletics-Recreation Center beginning at 12:05 p.m. Valpo is looking for a victory and a little help from others in order to host a First Round game in the Horizon League Championships.
March 01, 2012 | Women's Basketball
Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury H.S.) and Ashley Varner (South Bend, Ind./Washington H.S.) combined for 46 points and 22 rebounds on Thursday evening as Valparaiso posted a 70-60 victory over Wright State at the Athletics-Recreation Center to remain in the hunt for a home opening round game in the Horizon League Tournament.
March 01, 2012 | Baseball
Valparaiso heads to the Carolinas this weekend to begin their annual spring break trip. The Crusaders will open play on Saturday at Gardner-Webb before heading to Wofford on Sunday. Monday the Brown and Gold will travel to South Carolina Upstate to conclude the wraparound weekend slate.
February 29, 2012 | Men's Basketball
As the 2011-2012 Horizon League regular season champion, Valparaiso earned hosting rights for the Men’s Basketball Championship and the double bye to Saturday’s semifinals. The Crusaders will face off against either fourth-seeded Milwaukee or fifth-seeded Butler Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m., live on ESPNU. The ARC will host a pair of second-round games on Friday evening (5:00, 7:30) and the two semifinals on Saturday evening, and will also host the title game Tuesday evening at 8 p.m. with a win on Saturday.
February 29, 2012 | Softball
Valparaiso looks to continue its strong start to the 2012 season at the UTEP Invitational in El Paso, Texas this weekend. The four-game, three-day event sees the Crusaders face off against Iowa State, Brown and UTSA in addition to the host.
February 28, 2012 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso begins its final homestand of the regular season on Thursday evening as the Crusaders host Wright State at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Valpo is looking to gain momentum heading into next week’s Horizon League Tournament and still has hopes of hosting an opening round game.
February 28, 2012 | Men's Soccer
Looking to build on a historic 2011 season that saw Valparaiso claim the Horizon League regular season championship, head men’s soccer coach Mike Avery announced a group of three incoming freshmen and two transfers who will continue their soccer careers at Valpo in 2012. The five newest additions are Jordan Aidoud (L’Isled’Abeau, France), Alvaro Betancourt (Caguas, Puerto Rico), Yannick Iwunze (Paris, France), Patrick McNulty (Waukesha, Wis.) and Michael Walsh (Wilmington, N.C.).
February 28, 2012 | Softball
Valparaiso softball senior Jordan Rutkowski (Alden, N.Y./Alden) has been named the Horizon League Player of the Week after enjoying an outstanding weekend at the plate last weekend at the Frost Classic.
February 27, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso claimed a pair of the Horizon League’s major postseason awards on Monday, as junior forward Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) was named the league’s Player of the Year and first-year head coach Bryce Drew was tabbed the league’s Coach of the Year. In addition, junior forward Kevin Van Wijk (Hoofddorp, Netherlands/Katholieke Scholengemeenschap Hoofddorp) joined Broekhoff on the All-League First Team.
February 27, 2012 | Baseball
Valparaiso University infielder Tanner Vavra (Menomonie, Wis./Menomonie H.S.) has been named the Horizon League’s Batter of the Week after hitting .583 in the three-game weekend series against #4 Arkansas.
February 27, 2012 | Women's Basketball
To help accommodate the Horizon League Men’s Basketball Championship semifinal games on Saturday evening, the Valparaiso-Detroit women’s basketball game on Saturday afternoon has been moved to a 12:05 p.m. CST start at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
February 27, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Tickets are on sale online now for the 2012 Horizon League Men's Basketball Championship at the ARC. at 8 a.m. next Monday, Feb. 27.
February 26, 2012 | Baseball
Will Hagel’s (Arlington Heights, Ill./Prospect H.S.) single in the top of the 10th inning drove home Tanner Vavra (Menomonie, Wis./Menomonie H.S.) with what proved to be the winning run on Sunday afternoon as Valparaiso shocked fourth-ranked Arkansas 10-9 in front of more than 5,000 fans at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville, Ark., handing the Razorbacks their first loss of the season.
February 26, 2012 | Men's Track & Field
Sophomore Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) broke his own school record in the 200m dash en route to the event victory Sunday, leading the Valparaiso men’s squad as it placed sixth at the 2012 Horizon League Indoor Track and Field Championships in Youngstown, Ohio.
February 26, 2012 | Women's Bowling
#2 Valparaiso split a pair of matches in bracket play Sunday at the Holiday Classic in Bessemer, Ala., finishing the tournament in fifth place. Senior Amanda Cortese (Hoffman Estates, Ill./Hoffman Estates) was one of five bowlers named to the All-Tournament Team.
February 26, 2012 | Softball
Valparaiso never trailed on Sunday in a 4-2 victory over Belmont in Chattanooga, Tenn., closing out the Frost Classic with three consecutive wins to end the tournament with a 4-1 record.
February 26, 2012 | Women's Track & Field
Sophomore Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) posted her second top-four finish in as many days as the Valparaiso women’s track and field team finished the 2012 Horizon League Indoor Championships in Youngstown, Ohio with an eighth-place finish.
February 25, 2012 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso’s women swam to a seventh place finish at the Horizon League Championships which concluded on Saturday evening at the Walter Schroeder Aquatic Center in Brown Deer, Wis., bringing to a close the 2011-2012 season.
February 25, 2012 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso wrapped up the 2011-2012 swim season on Saturday evening with a sixth place finish at the Horizon League Championships held at the Walter Schroeder Aquatic Center in Brown Deer, Wis.
February 25, 2012 | Softball
Led by a three-home run day from senior Jordan Rutkowski (Alden, N.Y./Alden), the Valparaiso softball team put up 17 runs in two victories Saturday at the Frost Classic in Chattanooga, Tenn., defeating UT-Martin 8-4 before beating Niagara via run rule in five innings, 9-1.
February 25, 2012 | Women's Track & Field
Fourth-place finishes Saturday from Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) and Kelley Freeman (Valparaiso, Ind./Chesterton) have the Valparaiso women’s track and field team in sixth place after the first day of action at the 2012 Horizon League Indoor Track and Field Championships in Youngstown, Ohio.
February 25, 2012 | Men's Track & Field
The Valparaiso men’s track and field team sits in seventh place after the first day of competition at the 2012 Horizon League Indoor Track and Field Championships in Youngstown, Ohio.
February 25, 2012 | Women's Bowling
The #2 Valparaiso bowling team picked up a pair of victories over fellow top-10 teams Saturday in the second day of action at the Holiday Classic in Bessemer, Ala. and will enter the final day of competition in fourth place.
February 25, 2012 | Baseball
For the second straight day Valparaiso went toe-to-toe with the nation’s fourth-ranked team and on Saturday had the tying and go ahead runners in scoring position in the ninth, before falling to Arkansas 4-3 at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville, Ark.
February 25, 2012 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso suffered a cold shooting afternoon from the floor on Saturday afternoon, dropping the final road game of the regular season to Milwaukee 50-31 at the Klotsche Center in Milwaukee, Wis.
February 25, 2012 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso’s women’s team moved back to the .500 mark on the season after surrendering just six games total on Saturday morning in a 7-0 shutout victory over Western Illinois at the Homewood-Flossmoor Racquet Club in Flossmoor, Ill.
February 24, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso put an emphatic end to a championship regular season on Friday evening, leading wire-to-wire in a 71-59 victory over Butler. The victory came on Senior Night in front of a sellout crowd of 5,237 and in front of a national television audience on ESPNU.
February 24, 2012 | Women's Bowling
#2 Valparaiso went 4-1 on the opening day of competition at the Holiday Classic in Bessemer, Ala., finishing the day in fourth place. The Crusaders tallied 3,608 pins over Friday’s five matches, contested in the four-game baker format.
February 24, 2012 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball team split a pair of games on the opening day of action at the Frost Classic in Chattanooga, Tenn., defeating East Tennessee State in eight innings, 4-2, before falling to host UT-Chattanooga, 7-0.
February 24, 2012 | Baseball
Valparaiso opened a three-game series with fourth-ranked Arkansas on Friday afternoon, dropping a 7-3 game to the Razorbacks at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville, Ark.
February 24, 2012 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso continued action on Friday at the Horizon League Swimming and Diving Championships held at the Walter Schroeder Aquatic Center in Brown Deer, Wis. and currently sits in seventh place heading into the final day of action.
February 24, 2012 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Four individuals returned for the evening finals on Friday as Valparaiso continued to turn in top times at the Horizon League Swimming and Diving Championships held at the Walter Schroeder Aquatic Center in Brown Deer, Wis.
February 24, 2012 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso opened the Horizon League portion of its women’s tennis schedule on Friday afternoon, dropping a 7-0 match to Milwaukee at Le Club Sports Club in Milwaukee, Wis.
February 24, 2012 | Men's Tennis
Siddarth Mehta (South Bend, Ind./Clay H.S.) notched a victory at sixth singles, but that was Valparaiso’s only point on Friday afternoon as the Crusaders fell 6-1 to Western Michigan at the West Hills Athletic Club in Kalamazoo, Mich.
February 24, 2012 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso closes out the road portion of the regular season on Saturday afternoon, traveling to Milwaukee to battle the Panthers. The Crusaders, winners of three of their last five, look to rebound from a loss at #12/12 Green Bay on Thursday night.
February 23, 2012 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso remained in sixth place after Thursday at the midway point of the Horizon League Championships held at the Walter Schroeder Aquatic Center in Brown Deer, Wis.
February 23, 2012 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Flavia Segatto (Pembroke Pines, Fla./Charleow Flanigan H.S.) set her second school record in as many days for Valparaiso as the Crusaders completed day two of the Horizon League Championships in seventh place.
February 23, 2012 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso began its final road trip of the regular season on Thursday evening against #12 Green Bay and dropped a 72-36 decision to the Phoenix at the Kress Events Center in Green Bay, Wis.
February 23, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Having clinched the outright Horizon League regular season title, as well as the #1 seed and hosting rights for the upcoming Horizon League Championship, with a win this past Tuesday over Loyola, the Crusaders celebrate Senior Night Friday evening as they host a nationally-televised game against Butler on ESPNU at 6 p.m in their final regular season game of the 2011-2012 season. The Crusaders' 1961-1962 NCAA Tournament team, which advanced to the final eight, will be honored at halftime.
February 22, 2012 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso University freshman Flavia Segatto (Pembroke Pines, Fla./Charleow Flanigan H.S.) set a new school record in the 1000 freestyle as the Crusaders opened up competition at the 2012 Horizon League Championships at the Walter Schroeder Aquatic Center in Brown Deer, Wis.
February 22, 2012 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Day one of the Horizon League Swimming and Diving Championships is in the books at the Walter Schroeder Aquatic Center in Brown Deer, Wis. with Valparaiso sitting in sixth place.
February 22, 2012 | Softball
After a weekend off, Valparaiso resumes the 2012 slate this weekend at the Frost Classic, hosted by UT-Chattanooga. The Crusaders will also take on East Tennessee State, UT-Martin, Niagara and Belmont over the course of the three-day tournament.
February 22, 2012 | Baseball
After winning a season-opening series for the first time since 2009, Valparaiso heads south this weekend for a three-game series against fourth-ranked Arkansas. Arkansas enters Wednesday’s game against Northwestern State a perfect 4-0 on the year and is averaging more than 7,000 fans per game this year at home.
February 21, 2012 | Men's Basketball
It took five minutes longer than Crusader fans might have liked, but in the end, the wait was worth it, as the Valparaiso men’s basketball team captured the 2011-2012 Horizon League Men’s Basketball regular season title on Tuesday evening with a 66-62 overtime victory over Loyola at the ARC.
February 21, 2012 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso heads to Wisconsin to begin its final road trip of the regular season on Thursday evening. Having won three of their last four games, the Crusaders will be faced with a challenging task taking on #12/12 Green Bay at the Kress Events Center.
February 21, 2012 | Women's Bowling
The Valparaiso bowling team is ranked #2 nationally in the latest version of the National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA) Media Poll, released earlier this week.
February 20, 2012 | Baseball
Valparaiso University senior Tyler Deetjen (Saint Charles, Ill./East H.S.) has been named the Horizon League’s Pitcher of the Week after tossing seven scoreless innings in the Crusaders’ season opener on Friday.
February 20, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso looks to clinch at least a share of its first Horizon League men’s basketball regular season championship and earn the #1 seed for the upcoming league tournament on Tuesday evening, as the Crusaders welcome Loyola to the ARC. The Crusaders are also in search of their 20th victory this season as well. The game can be seen locally on Lakeshore Public Television.
February 19, 2012 | Baseball
A three-run ninth inning propelled Valparaiso to a 7-4 victory over Murray State on Sunday afternoon at Reagan Field in Murray, Ky., allowing the Crusaders to take the first series of the 2012 season two games to one in which each contest was decided in the ninth inning or later.
February 18, 2012 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso made 12 of its first 16 shots from the floor on Saturday afternoon to build an early lead that the Crusaders would never relinquish on their way to a 69-46 victory over Loyola (Chicago) at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
February 18, 2012 | Men's Track & Field
Led by a victory by sophomore Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) in the 60m dash, the Valparaiso men's track and field team competed in its final meet before the league championship meet on Saturday, taking part in the Boilermaker Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind.
February 18, 2012 | Women's Track & Field
The Valparaiso women's track and field team got in one final tuneup for the upcoming Horizon League Championships on Saturday, competing at the Boilermaker Invitational, hosted by Purdue in West Lafayette, Ind.
February 18, 2012 | Baseball
Valparaiso plated three runs in the top of the 13th inning on Saturday afternoon to post a 5-2 victory in the completion of the season opener that was suspended due to darkness before falling 2-1 in the regularly scheduled contest at Reagan Field in Murray, Ky.
February 18, 2012 | Men's Tennis
Eric Honert (Arvada, Colo./Ralston Valley H.S.) and Kevin DeHerrera (Littleton, Colo./Chatfield H.S.) both registered singles wins for Valparaiso on Saturday morning but the Crusaders dropped a 5-2 decision to IUPUI in a neutral site match held at the Boylan Tennis Center in Rockford, Ill.
February 17, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Junior Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) scored 16 points on Friday evening, the 15th of which made him the 31st player in Crusader basketball history to reach 1,000 career points, but it was not enough as Valparaiso fell to Loyola Marymount, 61-53, in the Sears BracketBusters X event in Los Angeles, Calif.
February 17, 2012 | Baseball
Darkness was the only winner on Friday afternoon at Reagan Field in Murray, Ky. as Valparaiso and Murray State battled for 12 innings only to remain in a 2-2 deadlock.
February 17, 2012 | Men's Tennis
Eric Honert (Arvada, Colo./Ralston Valley H.S.) registered his team-leading ninth singles win of the season on Friday afternoon but it was the only point Valparaiso could register as the Crusaders fell 6-1 to Northern Illinois at the Boylan Tennis Center in Rockford, Ill.
February 17, 2012 | Men's Basketball
While this year’s Valparaiso men’s basketball team is looking to make history next week as it takes aim at its first Horizon League championship, the Crusaders will also take time to honor a special team from their past. Valpo will honor the 1961-1962 men’s basketball team, which is celebrating the 50th anniversary of becoming the first team in program history to make the NCAA postseason, ultimately advancing to the national quarterfinals, at halftime of the Butler game next Friday, Feb. 24.
February 17, 2012 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso looks to bounce back from Thursday night’s setback on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders host Loyola (Chicago) at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Saturday’s contest is a Play 4 Kay game in support of breast cancer awareness and cancer survivors will be honored prior to tip-off.
February 16, 2012 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso saw its two-game winning streak come to an end on Thursday evening as the Crusaders fell to UIC 54-43 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
February 16, 2012 | Baseball
After finishing runner-up in the Horizon League Tournament one year ago, Valparaiso returns to the diamond this weekend to open the 2012 campaign with a three-game series at Murray State. The Crusaders look to get off to a quick start on the road, as the Brown and Gold will be away from home for 19 straight games to open the year.
February 16, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso takes its final step outside of league play during the regular season on Friday evening, as the Crusaders fly to Los Angeles to face off against Loyola Marymount as part of the Sears BracketBusters X series. Tipoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. CST Friday night, and the game will be televised live on ESPNU, the second consecutive year Valpo has been chosen for a televised BracketBusters appearance.
February 15, 2012 | Women's Track & Field
Valparaiso sophomore Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) has been named the Horizon League Female Field Athlete of the Week for her performance in the throws last weekend at the GVSU Big Meet in Allendale, Mich.
February 15, 2012 | Football
The Valparaiso University football program will be holding a one day, Junior and Senior Camp on Sunday, June 17 at Brown Field from noon until 4 p.m. and is hosted by the Crusader coaching staff.
February 15, 2012 | Women's Basketball
After winning back-to-back games on the road, Valparaiso returns home to the Athletics-Recreation Center for four of its final six regular season games. The Crusaders open the stretch on Thursday evening battling UIC while looking for their third straight win for the first time since November of 2009.
February 14, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso hit eight of its nine 3-point attempts in the second half, including triples on three straight possessions in the closing minutes to claim the lead for good, in a 74-65 victory over UIC Tuesday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
February 14, 2012 | Softball
After helping Valparaiso to a 3-1 opening weekend at the Ramada Inn Classic in Ames, Iowa, freshman Brittany Duncan (Fairborn, Ohio/Fairborn) and senior Alex Lagesse (Beecher, Ill./Beecher) have been named Horizon League Batter and Pitcher of the Week, respectively.
February 13, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso returns home to the ARC in first place and will close out the Horizon League slate with a trio of home games, starting with a matchup against UIC Tuesday evening at 7:05 p.m.
February 12, 2012 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso saw its two match win streak come to an end on Sunday afternoon as the Crusaders dropped a 7-0 decision to Bradley at the Homewood-Flossmoor Racquet Club in Flossmoor, Ill.
February 12, 2012 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball team closed out the Ramada Inn UNI Dome Classic on a three-game winning streak, as the Crusaders defeated Drake on Sunday afternoon, 5-3, in Ames, Iowa.
February 11, 2012 | Softball
Valparaiso earned a pair of victories Saturday at the Ramada Inn UNI Dome Classic in Ames, Iowa, using a stellar pitching performance to down Nebraska-Omaha 6-0 before breaking out the bats for an 11-5 victory over Big 12 foe Iowa State in the nightcap.
February 11, 2012 | Men's Basketball
A 16-0 first-half run by Youngstown State proved to be too much for Valparaiso to overcome on Saturday evening, as the Crusaders dropped a 71-53 decision in Horizon League play to the Penguins.
February 11, 2012 | Women's Basketball
The movie Hoosiers, filmed at historic Hinkle Fieldhouse, had not even been produced the last time Valparaiso defeated Butler on the famed court prior to Saturday afternoon, but the Crusaders finally ended the road losing streak to the Bulldogs that dated back to 1983 with a convincing 71-58 triumph in Indianapolis, Ind.
February 11, 2012 | Women's Track & Field
The Valparaiso women’s track and field team had three different athletes post top-ten finishes Saturday as the Crusaders competed with over 50 other schools at the GVSU Big Meet in Allendale, Mich.
February 11, 2012 | Men's Track & Field
After Friday saw two Crusaders move up the program’s all-time charts in their respective events, Saturday saw three different Valparaiso men’s track and field athletes and a relay post top-five marks in program history as the Crusaders closed out action at the GVSU Big Meet in Allendale, Mich.
February 11, 2012 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso’s men’s tennis team won its second straight match on Saturday afternoon, opening the home portion of its 2012 schedule at Matchpoint Racquet Club in Griffith, Ind. with a 7-0 shutout victory over Grace.
February 11, 2012 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso opened the home portion of its tennis schedule on Saturday morning with a 7-0 shutout of Kalamazoo for the Crusaders’ second straight victory in a match played at the Homewood-Flossmoor Racquet Club in Flossmoor, Ill.
February 11, 2012 | Women's Bowling
Valparaiso remained among the top squads in the nation with the release of the February National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA) coaches poll on Saturday, as the Crusaders came in ranked #3 nationally.
February 10, 2012 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball team opened the 2012 season Friday evening, but couldn’t come out of the night with a victory, falling to UNI 6-0 in the opener of the Ramada Inn UNI Dome Tournament in Ames, Iowa. The tournament was originally scheduled to be hosted by UNI, but the entirety of the tournament has been moved to Iowa State due to equipment failure at the UNI Dome.
February 10, 2012 | Men's Track & Field
Kevin Adamik (Elmhurst, Ill./York Community) and Nick Fagan (Sycamore, Ill./Sycamore) both moved up Valpo’s all-time top-fives in their respective events, while Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) posted a pair of top-six finishes in invite-only events Friday evening as the Valparaiso men’s track and field team opened competition at the GVSU Big Meet in Allendale, Mich.
February 10, 2012 | Men's Basketball
First-place Valparaiso closes out its Horizon League road schedule on Saturday evening as the Crusaders look to stay atop the league standings with a showdown at Youngstown State. The Crusaders have won 14 straight meetings with the Penguins, including 10 consecutive since joining the Horizon League.
February 10, 2012 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso wraps up its three-game road trip on Saturday afternoon traveling to historic Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis to battle longtime rival Butler. The Crusaders are looking for back-to-back road victories for the first time since March of 2008.
February 09, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Playing on the road in a first-place showdown Thursday night in Cleveland, Ohio, Valparaiso surrendered the first point of the game to Cleveland State. Valpo then scored 17 straight over the next eight minutes to seize control for good, and the lead never dropped into single digits the rest of the way, as the Crusaders came out of the Wolstein Center with a 59-41 victory and atop the Horizon League standings.
February 09, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Single-game tickets for the Valparaiso men’s basketball team’s regular-season finale at the ARC at 6 p.m. on Friday, February 24 against Butler are available now through the Valparaiso University Ticket Office.
February 09, 2012 | Softball
Originally scheduled to be held at UNI, softball's season-opening weekend at the UNI Ramada Dome Tournament has been moved to Ames, Iowa on the campus of Iowa State. In addition, the Crusaders' opener Friday evening against UNI will start one hour earlier, at 6 p.m.
February 08, 2012 | Baseball
After finishing second in the 2011 Horizon League Tournament, the Valparaiso University baseball team takes to the diamond in 2012 looking to take the next step in moving towards the top of the conference. The Crusaders will look for their first conference title since winning the Heartland Collegiate Conference in 1982 while trying to advance to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1976.
February 08, 2012 | Softball
Last season saw the Valparaiso softball team finish just one-half game out of the Horizon League regular season championship and advance to the final day of the league tournament for the second consecutive year. With 15 out of 18 letterwinners back from last year’s team, the 2012 iteration of the Crusaders enters this season with their eyes set at the top of the Horizon League standings.
February 07, 2012 | Men's Basketball
In what looks to be the biggest game of the year up to this point, Valparaiso travels to Cleveland State on Thursday evening in a matchup for first place in the league standings. The Crusaders enter having won seven of their last eight games, while the Vikings have won eight of their last nine.
February 07, 2012 | Baseball
Valparaiso University has been picked to finish in third place this season in the Horizon League according to the 2012 preseason poll as voted upon by the league’s head coaches.
February 07, 2012 | Softball
The Valparaiso University softball team has been picked to finish in fourth place in the Horizon League standings for the 2012 season in preseason polling by the league’s head coaches.
February 07, 2012 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso University’s Chris Baum (Charlotte, N.C./Providence H.S.) has been named the Horizon League Men’s Tennis Athlete of the Week for his role in the Crusaders’ 4-3 victory at Dayton on Saturday afternoon.
February 06, 2012 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso University head women’s soccer coach John Marovich has announced the signing of eight players to National Letters of Intent. Joining the Crusaders in the fall of 2012 are Taylor Colliau, Rita Craven, Sabrina DeNard, Jenny Fassbinder, Sarrah Ludwig, Shelby Oelschlager, Jordyn Ryfiak, and Sarah Silvasi.
February 05, 2012 | Women's Bowling
#1 Valparaiso closed out the Prairie View A&M Invitational in Arlington, Texas on Sunday, finishing the three-day event in seventh place.
February 04, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso shot a blistering 65.6% from the floor on Saturday evening and missed just two shots from inside the 3-point line, leading nearly start-to-finish in a 63-54 Horizon League victory over Wright State in front of a raucous crowd of 4,727 at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The Crusaders have now won seven of their last eight contests and are currently in a virtual tie atop the league standings.
February 04, 2012 | Men's Track & Field
Sophomore Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) lowered two of his school records in the 60m and 200m dashes on Saturday at the Meyo Invitational in Notre Dame, Ind. to highlight the Valparaiso men’s track and field team’s weekend. A number of Crusaders competed at Notre Dame, while the majority of the squad competed at the Mastodon Invitational in Fort Wayne, Ind.
February 04, 2012 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso’s men’s tennis team picked up the all-important doubles point on the way to recording its first victory of the 2012 spring season on Saturday afternoon, defeating Dayton 4-3 at the Five Seasons Racquet Club in Dayton, Ohio.
February 04, 2012 | Women's Basketball
Ashley Varner (South Bend, Ind./Washington H.S.) and Ieva Jansone (Riga, Latvia/AgenskalaGymnasium H.S.) both tallied career highs on Saturday afternoon and Valparaiso used a 23-3 run spanning both halves to cruise to a 66-48 victory over Cleveland State at the Wolstein Center in Cleveland, Ohio.
February 04, 2012 | Women's Track & Field
Led by a near record-setting performance by sophomore Kelley Freeman (Valparaiso, Ind./Chesterton), the Valparaiso women’s track and field team continued the 2012 indoor campaign Saturday at the Mastodon Invitational in Fort Wayne, Ind.
February 04, 2012 | Women's Bowling
#1 Valparaiso enters the final day of action at the Prairie View A&M Invitational in Arlington, Texas in sixth place out of 12 comnpeting teams.
February 04, 2012 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso swept all three contests in a quadrangular meet held in Monmouth, Ill. The Crusaders defeated Monmouth (Ill.) 163-87, Augustana (Ill.) 155-102, and Western Illinois 144-99 in the final tune-up for the Horizon League Championships.
February 04, 2012 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso wrapped up the dual meet portion of the 2011-2012 season on Saturday afternoon, defeating Monmouth (Ill.) while falling to Augustana (Ill.) and Western Illinois in a triple dual meet held in Monmouth, Ill.
February 03, 2012 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso’s women’s tennis team opened the 2012 spring season on Friday splitting a pair of matches at the Pine Ridge Racquet and Fitness Club in Fort Wayne, Ind. The Crusaders bounced back from a 7-0 loss during the afternoon against IPFW to defeat Wittenberg 6-1 in the evening contest.
February 03, 2012 | Women's Bowling
#1 Valparaiso sits in third place after the first of three days of competition at the Prairie View A&M Invitational, being held at the Bowling International Training and Research Center in Arlington, Texas.
February 03, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Winners of six of its last seven contests, Valparaiso looks to maintain its spot within the top-two of the Horizon League standings as the Crusaders host Wright State Saturday evening at 7:05 p.m.
February 03, 2012 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso continues its three-game road trip on Saturday afternoon, continuing its swing through Northeast Ohio with a stop in Cleveland. The Crusaders will battle Cleveland State in a Saturday matinee.
February 02, 2012 | Men's Basketball
For the second straight game, Valparaiso erased a double-figure second-half deficit, as a career-high 26-point performance from junior Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) helped lead the Crusaders to a 78-73 victory over Detroit Thursday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
February 02, 2012 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso battled back from a 10-point second half deficit to tie the game in the final two minutes, but could never take the lead as Youngstown State defeated the Crusaders 64-58 on Thursday evening at the Beeghly Center in Youngstown, Ohio.
February 01, 2012 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso volleyball team tied for league-high honors, placing four players on the Academic All-Horizon League team for 2011. Sophomore Sarah Dooms (Greenwood, Ind./Center Grove), redshirt freshman Lindsey Hauch (Coloma, Mich./Coloma), senior Jenny Pokorny (Geneva, Ill./Geneva) and junior Taylor Root (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) all earned the accolade for the combination of their performance on the court and in the classroom.
February 01, 2012 | Baseball, Athletics
One of the top outfielders ever to play baseball at Valparaiso University, Russ Steinbeck helped to lead the Crusaders to a pair of Indiana Collegiate Conference championships as well as two NCAA Tournament berths during his career with the Brown and Gold, and on Saturday, February 4, he will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame.
January 31, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso starts a stretch in which it will play five of its final seven Horizon League contests in the friendly confines of the ARC on Thursday evening, as the Crusaders host Detroit for a special 6:30 p.m. start time. The Crusaders enter the week just one-half game out of first place in the league table.
January 31, 2012 | Women's Basketball
The second half of Horizon League action tips off on Thursday evening as Valparaiso takes a trip east to the state of Ohio. The Crusaders will battle Youngstown State in the first of three straight road contests while playing five of their next seven games overall away from the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 31, 2012 | Women's Cross Country
Three Valparaiso cross country student-athletes were awarded Horizon League Academic All-League honors as the league revealed the squads. Sophomore Claire Johnson (Eden Prairie, Minn./Eden Prairie) represented the Crusaders on the women’s side, while junior Joe Johnson (Darien, Ill./Downers Grove South) and senior Jordan Piaskowy (Crete, Ill./Illiana Christian) each earned the accolade on the men’s side.
January 31, 2012 | Men's Cross Country
Three Valparaiso cross country student-athletes were awarded Horizon League Academic All-League honors as the league revealed the squads. Sophomore Claire Johnson (Eden Prairie, Minn./Eden Prairie) represented the Crusaders on the women’s side, while junior Joe Johnson (Darien, Ill./Downers Grove South) and senior Jordan Piaskowy (Crete, Ill./Illiana Christian) each earned the accolade on the men’s side.
January 31, 2012 | Men's Basketball, Athletics
Among the winningest coaches in college basketball history, Tom Smith both played and coached at Valparaiso University, and on Saturday, February 4, he will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame.
January 30, 2012 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team learned Monday evening that it had earned a televised appearance in the 2012 Sears BracketBusters X event and will travel to the West Coast, as the Crusaders will face off against Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles, Calif. on Friday evening, Feb. 17 at 8 p.m. CT live on ESPNU.
January 30, 2012 | Women's Tennis
A young Valparaiso University women’s tennis team is set to take the courts for the 2012 season looking to surprise the Horizon League.
January 30, 2012 | Men's Soccer
The Valparaiso men’s soccer team placed a league-high four student-athletes on the Horizon League men’s soccer Academic All-League team, as Kevin Miller (Jefferson City, Mo./Helias), Todd Vervynckt (Plymouth, Ind./Plymouth), Wei Ming Wong (Hong Kong/Hong Kong International [SMU]) and Kyle Zobeck (Coralville, Iowa/Iowa City West) all earned the accolades after helping the Crusaders to the 2011 Horizon League regular season title while also excelling in the classroom.
January 30, 2012 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso University’s Rachel Hoaglin (Lakeville, Minn./Academy of Holy Angels H.S.) has been named to the Academic All-Horizon League Team in women’s soccer.
January 30, 2012 | Volleyball, Athletics
A force from the right side, Lauren (Moulton) Marshall ranks as one of the top hitters on the volleyball court in Valparaiso University history, and on Saturday, February 4, she will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame.
January 29, 2012 | Women's Bowling
#1 Valparaiso finished in fifth place at the Kutztown Invitational in Reading, Pa. on Sunday, winning its final match of the tournament to earn the fifth-place finish in the nation's largest NCAA bowling tournament of the season.
January 28, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso rallied from an 11-point second-half deficit against Milwaukee and limited the Panthers to just11 points in the game’s final 17:30 as the Crusaders earned a hard-fought 55-52 victory Saturday afternoon in Milwaukee, Wis.
January 28, 2012 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso made the most of its Senior Day meet on Saturday afternoon, sending the upperclassmen out in style with a 57-36 victory over Monmouth (Ill.) at the Athletics-Recreation Center for the Crusaders’ first victory of the season in the home finale.
January 28, 2012 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso posted five event victories on Saturday afternoon in its home finale, and split a double dual meet at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The Crusaders downed Monmouth (Ill.) 63-40 while dropping a 56-39 decision to Butler.
January 28, 2012 | Women's Bowling
#1 Valparaiso continued its strong run of play at the Kutztown Invitational in Reading, Pa. on Saturday, going 5-1 for the second straight day and ending the six-match day in third place out of the 28 competing teams.
January 28, 2012 | Men's Tennis
Adam Whitmer (Shipshewana, Ind./Westview H.S.) earned a win at fourth singles for Valparaiso on Saturday afternoon, but the Crusaders dropped a 6-1 match to Ball State at the Muncie YMCA in Muncie, Ind. in the season opener for the Brown and Gold.
January 28, 2012 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso wrapped up the first half of Horizon League play on Saturday afternoon, dropping a 65-37 game to #12/9 Green Bay at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 28, 2012 | Men's Track & Field
Four different athletes combined for six event victories as the Valparaiso men's track and field team continued the 2012 indoor season Saturday at the IPFW Quadrangular in Fort Wayne, Ind., facing off against Oakland and Detroit in addition to the host Mastodons.
January 28, 2012 | Women's Track & Field
Sophomore Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) registered two of Valparaiso's four first-place finishes on Saturday as the Crusader women's track and field team took on IPFW, Detroit and Oakland at the IPFW Quadrangular in Fort Wayne, Ind.
January 27, 2012 | Women's Bowling
Against one of the strongest single-day lineups #1 Valparaiso will face all season long, the Crusaders showed why they are ranked as the nation’s top-ranked team, going 5-1 on the first day of competition Friday at the Kutztown Invitational in Reading, Pa. and ending the day in second place.
January 27, 2012 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso closes the first half of Horizon League play on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders host nationally-ranked Green Bay. The Phoenix enter the contest as one of two unbeaten teams in the country and are ranked #12/9 in the polls. Green Bay is the highest ranked team to visit the ARC since #8/8 Notre Dame came to Valparaiso in 2008.
January 27, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso closes out a four-game road trip, its longest road swing of the season, Saturday afternoon in the Horizon League Network Game of the Week at Milwaukee, which can be seen locally on Comcast SportsNet Chicago. Both squads enter Saturday’s contest tied for second place in the league standings, just one-half game out of the league lead.
January 27, 2012 | Athletics
A fixture around the Valparaiso University sports medicine program for more than two decades, James Malayter, M.D., served as the Crusaders’ team physician for all of the University’s sports teams, and on Saturday, February 4, he will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame.
January 26, 2012 | Women's Basketball
Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury H.S.) and Gina Lange (Wyoming, Minn./Forest Lake H.S.) combined for 31 points on Thursday evening in a 55-47 setback to Milwaukee at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 26, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Junior Ben Boggs (Roanoke, Va./Hidden Valley [Virginia Tech]) hit all five of his 3-point attempts en route to a career-best 17 points, but Valparaiso fell to Green Bay to start the second half of Horizon League play, 75-60, Thursday evening in Green Bay, Wis.
January 26, 2012 | Volleyball, Athletics, Hall of Fame
One of the top setters all-time at Valparaiso University, Katie (Bova) Hoffmann helped lead the Crusaders’ volleyball program to three Mid-Continent Conference titles as well as three NCAA Tournament appearances, and on Saturday, February 4, she will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame.
January 25, 2012 | Men's Basketball, Athletics, Hall of Fame
A fixture on the sidelines for more than two decades, Dr. Homer Drew led Valparaiso University to 371 victories and nine postseason appearances while at the helm of the Crusader basketball program, and on Saturday, February 4, he will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame.
January 25, 2012 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso returns to the Athletics-Recreation Center on Thursday evening to begin a two-game homestand. The Crusaders will host Milwaukee as both schools look for their second Horizon League victory of the year.
January 25, 2012 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University’s Ashley Varner (South Bend, Ind./Washington H.S.) has been named the Horizon League’s Scholar-Athlete of the Month for December.
January 24, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso looks to maintain its current run of form this Thursday evening as the Crusaders continue their four-game road trip at Green Bay. Valpo has won four straight games and six of its last seven to ascend into a tie for first place in the Horizon League standings at the halfway point of the league slate.
January 24, 2012 | Football
Valparaiso University had 32 members of its football program named to the Pioneer Football League’s Academic Honor Roll for their work in the classroom during the Fall 2011 semester, nearly doubling the number of student-athletes from the 2010 season.
January 23, 2012 | Men's Tennis
The 2012 spring tennis season opens for Valparaiso University with the Crusaders looking to move up the ranks in the Horizon League. Head coach Jim Daugherty returns for his 27th season at the helm of the Brown and Gold and has a roster loaded with seniors on it this year.
January 22, 2012 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso’s women swam to a fifth place finish on Sunday in Fishers, Ind. at the Butler Invitational.
January 22, 2012 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso’s men’s swim team finished in third place on Sunday afternoon at the Butler Invitational held in Fishers, Ind.
January 21, 2012 | Women's Basketball
Ashley Timmerman (Pontiac, Ill./Pontiac H.S.) tallied a season-high 14 points, making four three-pointers, but Valparaiso was unable to overcome three UIC players in double figures on Saturday night, falling to the Flames 54-43 at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Ill.
January 21, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Juniors Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) and Kevin Van Wijk (Hoofddorp, Netherlands/Katholieke Scholengemeenschap Hoofddorp) combined for all ten points in a 10-0 run that put Valparaiso up nine points with seven minutes to play, and the Crusaders would never trail again, eventually earning a 60-55 victory over UIC Saturday afternoon in Chicago. The win guarantees Valpo a share of first place in the Horizon League standings at the halfway point of the league schedule.
January 21, 2012 | Men's Track & Field
The Valparaiso men's track and field team totaled six top-five finishes en route to a fourth-place finish at the Wisconsin Invitational on Saturday afternoon.
January 21, 2012 | Women's Track & Field
Continuing its 2012 indoor season on Saturday afternoon, the Valparaiso women's track and field team closed out action at the Wisconsin Invitational with a fifth-place finish.
January 21, 2012 | Women's Bowling
#1 Valparaiso closed out action at the three-day Big Red Invitational in Lincoln, Neb. on Saturday morning, finishing the tournament in seventh place.
January 20, 2012 | Women's Bowling
#1 Valparaiso went a perfect 5-0 on the second day of competition at the Big Red Invitational in Lincoln, Neb. on Friday and enters the final day of action in fifth place out of 12 competing squads.
January 20, 2012 | Men's Swimming & Diving
After more than a month off for the holiday break, the Valparaiso men’s swim team returned to the water on Friday evening, falling 136-71 to UIC in Chicago, Ill.
January 20, 2012 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso’s women’s swim team dropped both ends of a double dual meet on Friday evening in Chicago, Ill., falling 203-31 to Illinois State and 194-38 against UIC.
January 20, 2012 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso returns to the Windy City this weekend for a rare prime time Saturday evening contest as the Crusaders face UIC at the Pavilion. Valpo is looking to score its first Horizon League road win of the season facing a Flames’ team that has lost just twice at home all year.
January 20, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Coming off their biggest road win in nearly 12 years, Valparaiso looks for its fourth consecutive victory as the Crusaders aim for a sweep of the Chicago road trip against UIC at 3 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. The showdown with the Flames concludes the first half of the Horizon League slate. The game can be seen locally on Comcast SportsNet Chicago.
January 20, 2012 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso University’s Rachel Hoaglin (Lakeville, Minn./Academy of Holy Angels H.S.) has been named to the 2011 National Soccer Coaches Association of America Scholar All-Central Third Team.
January 19, 2012 | Women's Bowling
The #1 Valparaiso bowling team returned to the lanes Thursday evening at the Big Red Invitational in Lincoln, Neb., closing the first day of action in fourth place in the 12-team field.
January 19, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso led nearly from start to finish, placing four players in double figures in the scoring column as the Crusaders captured their third straight victory with a 69-48 triumph over Loyola Thursday evening in Chicago, Ill.
January 19, 2012 | Women's Basketball
Gina Lange (Wyoming, Minn./Forest Lake H.S.) scored a career-high 17 points for Valparaiso on Thursday evening at the Gentile Arena, but Loyola (Chicago) went on a 32-5 run late in the second half and defeated the Crusaders 86-56 in Chicago, Ill.
January 18, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Winners of four of its last five games, Valparaiso makes the first of two quick trips to the Windy City on Thursday evening as the Crusaders prepare to take on Loyola. Valpo enters the weekend tied for second place in the Horizon League standings, just one game out of first. The game, which tips at 7 p.m., can be seen locally on Lakeshore Public Television.
January 18, 2012 | Baseball
Valparaiso University head baseball coach Tracy Woodson will be inducted into the North Carolina State University Baseball Hall of Fame as part of the 2012 First Pitch Banquet held on Feb. 16 in Raleigh, N.C.
January 17, 2012 | Men's Soccer
Center back Stefan Antonijevic (Buffalo Grove, Ill./Stevenson) became the first player in Valparaiso men’s soccer history to be drafted into Major League Soccer on Tuesday, as he was selected with the fifth pick of the third round of the 2012 MLS Supplemental Draft by Sporting Kansas City.
January 17, 2012 | Women's Basketball
After registering their first Horizon League victory of the season last Saturday afternoon, the Valparaiso Crusaders return to the hardwood on Thursday evening, traveling to the Windy City of Chicago to battle the Ramblers of Loyola (Chicago). The Crusaders will play five of their next seven games away from the Athletics-Recreation Center beginning on Thursday.
January 16, 2012 | Women's Bowling
Valparaiso, which ascended to #1 in the nation in the December National Tenpin Coaches Association coaches poll, remained ranked #1 nationally as the NTCA released today the inaugural iteration of its media poll.
January 16, 2012 | Men's Track & Field
After running to a pair of second-place finishes at last weekend’s Bob Eubanks Open, Valparaiso sophomore sprinter Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) was named the Horizon League Male Track Athlete of the Week, his second career weekly honor from the league office.
January 16, 2012 | Men's Basketball
For the second time this season, Valparaiso junior Kevin Van Wijk (Hoofddorp, Netherlands/Katholieke Scholengemeenschap Hoofddorp) has been named the Horizon League Player of the Week after putting together back-to-back career-high scoring outputs in a pair of league wins this past weekend.
January 15, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso shot 60% from the floor on Sunday afternoon, including a blistering 21-of-28 from inside the arc, and Kevin Van Wijk (Hoofddorp, Netherlands/Katholieke Scholengemeenschap Hoofddorp) matched his career high for the second straight game with 23 points as the Crusaders downed Horizon League co-leader Cleveland State 72-66 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 15, 2012 | Women's Bowling
#1 Valparaiso posted a perfect 3-0 record on the final day of competition at the Mid-Winter Invitational in Jonesboro, Ark. on Sunday morning, moving up three spots in the bracket round to finish the tournament in seventh place out of 16 teams.
January 14, 2012 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso made a season-high eight three-pointers and the defense came up with key stops down the stretch as the Crusaders defeated Butler 58-53 on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center for the Brown and Gold’s first victory of the season in Horizon League play.
January 14, 2012 | Women's Bowling
For the second straight day, #1 Valparaiso went 3-2 in action Saturday at the Mid-Winter Invitational in Jonesboro, Ark. and will enter Sunday's bracket play in tenth place.
January 14, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso looks for a Horizon League weekend sweep at the ARC as the Crusaders host Cleveland State on Sunday afternoon. For the second straight contest, the Crusaders will be taking on a team tied atop the league standings.
January 13, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Four Crusaders scored in double figures, led by a game and career-high 23 points from junior Kevin Van Wijk (Hoofddorp, Netherlands/Katholieke Scholengemeenschap Hoofddorp), as Valparaiso handily defeated Youngstown State, 76-62, Friday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 13, 2012 | Women's Track & Field
The Valparaiso women’s track and field team got a pair of seventh-place finishes from Claire Johnson (Eden Prairie, Minn./Eden Prairie), as well as a seventh-place finish from Jessica Richardson (Columbus, Ind./North) as the distance runners led the way for the Crusaders at the Bob Eubanks Open in Allendale, Mich. on Friday, hosted by Grand Valley State.
January 13, 2012 | Men's Track & Field
Sophomore Julian Smith (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) registered a pair of second-place finishes to lead the Valparaiso men’s track and field team as the Crusaders took to the track for the first time in 2012 at the Bob Eubanks Open in Allendale, Mich. on Friday, hosted by Grand Valley State.
January 13, 2012 | Women's Bowling
The nation’s top-ranked bowling team returned to the lanes on Friday afternoon, as Valparaiso resumed the 2011-2012 campaign on the first day of action at the Mid-Winter Invitational in Jonesboro, Ark., hosted by Arkansas State.
January 13, 2012 | Football
Valparaiso University head coach Dale Carlson has announced the football programs Academic Top 10 for the fall semester for players returning for the 2012 season.
January 13, 2012 | Women's Basketball
After a week off from competition, Valparaiso returns to the hardwood on Saturday afternoon to entertain longtime rival Butler. The Crusaders will be wrapping up a three-game homestand when facing the Bulldogs, and are looking for their first Horizon League victory of the season.
January 12, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Former Valparaiso University men’s basketball head coach Dr. Homer Drew was honored Wednesday night with the Gary Old Timers Lifetime Achievement Award at the 66th Annual Gary Old Timers Athletic Association banquet at the Avalon Manor in Hobart.
January 12, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso begins its only home Horizon League weekend this month on Friday evening as the Crusaders welcome Youngstown State to the ARC. Valpo has defeated the Penguins 13 consecutive times, including nine straight as Horizon League foes.
January 10, 2012 | Baseball
Valparaiso University baseball program has posted a combined grade point average of 3.09 for the 2011 fall semester head coach Tracy Woodson has announced. Twenty of the 33 team members achieved a semester GPA of 3.0 or higher.
January 08, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso’s bid for a third consecutive victory was denied Sunday afternoon despite a two-point halftime lead, as Wright State out-scored the Crusaders by 20 points in the second half as Valpo fell 73-55 to the Raiders in Dayton, Ohio.
January 07, 2012 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso took a three-point lead into the final eight minutes of the game but a 10-1 run by Youngstown State gave the Penguins the lead for good and they hung on to defeat the Crusaders 55-48 on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 07, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso looks for its third straight victory and attempts to improve to 3-0 on the road in Horizon League play as the Crusaders, one of five squads tied atop the league standings entering this weekend, face off at Wright State against the Raiders Sunday afternoon.
January 06, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Redshirt junior Erik Buggs (Memphis, Tenn./Mitchell) received an inbounds pass in a tie game with 4.6 seconds left and took it the length of the court himself, driving down the left side and going all the way to the basket before laying it in at the buzzer to give Valparaiso a 73-71 victory Friday evening in Horizon League play against Detroit.
January 06, 2012 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso continues its current three-game homestand on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders welcome longtime rival Youngstown State to the Athletics-Recreation Center. Both schools are looking to bounce back from Horizon League losses on Thursday night.
January 05, 2012 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso played solid defense yet again on Thursday evening but was unable to overcome a cold shooting night from the floor and fell to Cleveland State 49-45 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 04, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Legendary basketball coach Gene Bartow, who guided the Valparaiso men’s basketball program from 1964-1970 and was inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009, passed away Tuesday evening at the age of 81 after battling cancer for the last two and a half years.
January 04, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso opens play in 2012 Friday evening as the Crusaders continue Horizon League play with a game at Detroit. The game, which starts a stretch of six road games in the next eight contests for Valpo, will have live video available exclusively on ESPN3.com.
January 03, 2012 | Football
Valparaiso University offensive lineman Nate Blair (Crete, Ill./Andrean [Ind.] H.S.) has been named to the 14th annual Football Championship Subdivision Athletic Directors Association (FCS ADA) Academic All-Star Team.
January 03, 2012 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso opens the 2012 calendar year on Thursday evening hosting Cleveland State in the first game of a three-game homestand. The Crusaders will play five of their next seven games at the friendly confines of the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 03, 2012 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso junior goalkeeper Kyle Zobeck (Coralville, Iowa/Iowa City West) has been named a Third Team Scholar All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) for his performance in 2011, both on the field and in the classroom. Zobeck was one of just 35 Division I student-athletes to earn a spot on the NSCAA Scholar All-American squads.
January 03, 2012 | Men's Cross Country, Women's Cross Country
Mike Straubel announced today the year-end awards for the Valparaiso men’s and women’s cross country teams, highlighted by the honoring of the squads’ Most Valuable Runners from the 2011 campaign: senior Nick Fagan (Sycamore, Ill./Sycamore) and freshman Jessica Richardson (Columbus, Ind./North).
December 31, 2011 | Men's Basketball
In a high-scoring affair at the Athletics-Recreation Center, it was Valparaiso which ended the game on top, as the Crusaders led by as many as 18 points and eventually held on for a 90-87 victory over Green Bay in a New Year’s Eve matinee Saturday.
December 31, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Ashley Varner (South Bend, Ind./Washington H.S.) and Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury H.S.) both registered double-doubles for Valparaiso but the Crusaders could not overcome 62.5% shooting in the first half by Detroit and fell 68-52 at Calihan Hall in Detroit, Mich.
December 30, 2011 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team concludes the 2011 calendar year at the ARC with a Saturday afternoon matinee, as the Crusaders host Green Bay on New Year’s Eve at 4:05 p.m. Valpo is looking to snap a two-game losing streak heading into the new year.
December 30, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso will look for its first Horizon League victory of the season on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders close out the 2011 calendar year in the Motor City facing Detroit. With a victory, the Crusaders would close the month of December with a winning record as well.
December 29, 2011 | Men's Basketball
After leading for most of the game, Valparaiso reclaimed a one-point advantage with 1:25 to go, only to see Milwaukee’s Kaylon Williams rattle home a 3-pointer on the next trip to give the Panthers the lead for good, as the Crusaders fell Thursday evening, 57-55, at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
December 28, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso opened its fifth season of Horizon League basketball on Wednesday evening, dropping a 58-42 game to Wright State at the Wright State Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio.
December 28, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso begins the bulk of the Horizon League schedule on Thursday evening at home as the Crusaders play host to Milwaukee. Each of Valpo's next 15 games is a league contest, as the Crusaders have just one non-league game left on the regular season slate.
December 27, 2011 | Women's Basketball
After winning three of its last four games prior to Christmas, Valparaiso looks to carry the momentum into Wednesday’s Horizon League opener as the Crusaders travel to Dayton, Ohio to battle the Wright State Raiders. Valpo is looking for its first three-game win streak since Nov. 14-22, 2009.
December 24, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Happy holidays from the Valpo athletics department. Enjoy the Twelve Days of Christmas courtesy of the women's basketball team.
December 23, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso fought all the way back from a 17-point halftime deficit to tie Friday’s game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Ind. with 12 minutes to play, but IUPUI went on a 17-4 run shortly thereafter and took advantage of 41 free throw makes as the Crusaders fell by a final score of 97-88.
December 22, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso hits the court for the final time before Christmas on Friday afternoon as the Crusaders travel to Indianapolis for the second time this month, this time to take on former Mid-Con foe IUPUI at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, home of the NBA’s Indiana Pacers.
December 20, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Christmas came early for Valparaiso on Tuesday evening as Ashley Timmerman’s (Pontiac, Ill./Pontiac H.S.) three-pointer with 29.8 seconds to play broke a tie and pushed the Crusaders past Eastern Illinois 53-50 at the Athletics-Recreation Center in the team’s final game before the holiday.
December 20, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valpo scored on six out of seven possessions in a key stretch just past the midway point of the second half, turning a one-point deficit into a 10-point lead en route to a 59-48 victory over Northern Illinois Tuesday evening in DeKalb, Ill.
December 20, 2011 | Men's Basketball
In the midst of a stretch of three games in seven days, the Valparaiso men’s basketball team took time out at the start of its most recent road trip on Monday afternoon to visit Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago to give gifts and share the holiday spirit with the children.
December 19, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso returns to the Athletics-Recreation Center for the final time in the 2011 calendar year on Tuesday evening as the Crusaders host Eastern Illinois. The Brown and Gold looks to carry momentum into the Christmas holiday after winning three of its last five games following a 67-53 win at Ball State on Sunday afternoon.
December 19, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso starts its final week of non-league play Tuesday evening as the Crusaders travel to DeKalb, Ill. to take on Northern Illinois. Valpo is looking to improve to 3-0 against the MAC this year, having already defeated Akron and Bowling Green this season.
December 18, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso erased a four-point halftime deficit and held Ball State to just 23.8% shooting in the second half on the way to a 67-53 road victory over the Cardinals on Sunday afternoon at Worthen Arena in Muncie, Ind.
December 17, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Oakland’s Reggie Hamilton hit a buzzer-beating shot from the top of the key as Valparaiso fell to the Golden Grizzlies at the ARC Saturday evening, 82-80. The loss was the first for the Crusaders this season at home in six games.
December 15, 2011 | Women's Tennis
Eight home matches, including five slated for the Valpo Tennis Complex, mark the 2012 spring women’s tennis schedule for Valparaiso University which has been announced by head coach Traci Young.
December 15, 2011 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso University men’s tennis coach Jim Daugherty has announced the Crusaders’ 21-match regular season spring schedule, which includes seven home contests, five of which are scheduled to be played at the Valpo Tennis Complex.
December 15, 2011 | Women's Basketball
After taking eight days off for final exams, Valparaiso returns to the court on Sunday afternoon looking for its first road victory of the 2011-2012 season. The Crusaders will travel to Muncie, Ind. to battle instate foe Ball State in their second to last non-conference game of the season.
December 14, 2011 | Volleyball
For the second consecutive season, Valparaiso junior libero Taylor Root (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) has been named an Honorable Mention All-American by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA). Root becomes the second player in Valpo volleyball history to twice receive the national accolade.
December 14, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso looks to keep its perfect home record this season intact on Saturday night as the Crusaders host former Mid-Con foe Oakland at the ARC. Valpo has started the season with five straight victories at home.
December 13, 2011 | Athletics
The Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame will induct six new members on Feb. 4 as part of the Class of 2012. This year’s class consists of Katie Bova, Homer Drew, Dr. James Malayter, Lauren Moulton, Tom Smith, and Russ Steinbeck, and will be the 15th since the Hall of Fame began in 1998.
December 13, 2011 | Women's Bowling
The Valparaiso University bowling team made school history this week, becoming the first athletic program to earn a #1 ranking nationally as the Crusaders ascended to the top of the National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA) December coaches poll.
December 12, 2011 | Men's Soccer
Two more Valparaiso men’s soccer players have received NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region honors, as fifth-year senior Wei Ming Wong (Hong Kong/Hong Kong International [SMU]) and redshirt junior Kyle Zobeck (Coralville, Iowa/Iowa City West) both earned spots on the All-Region Third Team. The duo joins fifth-year seniorStefan Antonijevic (Buffalo Grove, Ill./Stevenson [College of Lake County/Marquette]), who was revealed as a First Team All-Region honoree late last week.
December 10, 2011 | Men's Basketball
In a game which was within one possession for virtually the last 10 minutes of play, it was Valparaiso which came up with the big points down the stretch, as the Crusaders went 10-for-12 from the free throw line over the game’s final two minutes to earn an 82-79 victory over Bowling Green State University Saturday evening at the ARC.
December 10, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso was within two points of Big East foe Pittsburgh with under eight minutes to play on Saturday afternoon before an 8-0 run broke the game open and the Panthers went on to a 65-56 victory over the Crusaders at the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.
December 10, 2011 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso’s women’s swim team returned to the water on Saturday afternoon, dropping a 151-98 decision to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in Green Bay, Wis.
December 10, 2011 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso took to the water for the final time before the holiday break on Saturday afternoon, falling 157-87 to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in Green Bay, Wis.
December 09, 2011 | Men's Soccer
Fifth-year senior Stefan Antonijevic (Buffalo Grove, Ill./Stevenson [College of Lake County/Marquette]) has been named to the NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region First Team, as released by the organization Friday morning.
December 09, 2011 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso University Men's Soccer is proud to announce their 2012 Valpo VIP Spring Day Camp dates of March 18th and April 22nd. These one-day events are an alternative to the customary overnight camp and offer the serious high school, or post-high school, male soccer athlete a focused curriculum designed to assist them as they prepare and grow as soccer players.
December 09, 2011 | Women's Basketball
After winning two of three games on the latest homestand, Valparaiso takes to the road on Saturday afternoon to battle Big East foe Pittsburgh. The Crusaders will play four of their next five games away from the Athletics-Recreation Center.
December 09, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso returns home to the ARC for the first time in three weeks Saturday evening as the Crusaders host Bowling Green State University. Valpo is looking to rebound after suffering a road defeat at IPFW Wednesday night.
December 07, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso erased a 14-point first-half deficit to take a one-point lead with 14 minutes to play Wednesday evening in Fort Wayne, Ind., but IPFW scored the next five points to reclaim the lead for good and rode 60.8% shooting from the floor as the Crusaders fell by a final of 85-76.
December 07, 2011 | 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.
December 06, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso’s defense held IPFW to just 22.8% shooting from the floor for the evening and four players scored in double figures on the offensive end as the Crusaders defeated IPFW 64-43 on Tuesday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
December 06, 2011 | Volleyball
For the second straight season, Valparaiso had a pair of players honored by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) as the organization released its all-region teams on Tuesday. Junior libero Taylor Root (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) earned All-Midwest Region accolades for the second straight year, while senior setter Jenny Pokorny (Geneva, Ill./Geneva) was named an Honorable Mention All-Midwest Region recipient for the second time.
December 06, 2011 | 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 ninth straight year.
December 06, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso concludes a three-game road trip Wednesday evening as the Crusaders travel southeast to Fort Wayne to face off against IPFW. Valpo looks to carry the momentum from Saturday’s overtime win at Butler into Wednesday’s contest as it aims to improve to 7-2 on the season.
December 06, 2011 | Football
Valparaiso University head football coach Dale Carlson has announced nine individual award winners from the 2011 season based upon their performances throughout the year.
December 05, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso wraps up a three-game homestand on Tuesday evening as the Crusaders entertain instate foe IPFW. The Brown and Gold is looking to finish with a winning homestand and rebound from a narrow 41-39 loss to Lehigh on Saturday afternoon.
December 05, 2011 | Women's Golf
Valparaiso University coach Mat Blair has announced that Sibil Gill has signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Crusaders’ women’s golf program beginning in the fall of 2012.
December 03, 2011 | Men's Track & Field
Four different Crusaders picked up event victories on Saturday as the Valparaiso men’s track and field squad opened the indoor season at the Mastodon Opener in Fort Wayne, Ind.
December 03, 2011 | Women's Track & Field
Led by a victory in the weight throw from sophomore Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park), the Valparaiso women’s track and field squad opened this year’s indoor campaign on Saturday at the Mastodon Opener in Fort Wayne, Ind.
December 03, 2011 | Men's Basketball
A 3-point play by junior Matt Kenney (Mooresville, Ind./Mooresville) with 32 seconds to play in overtime was the clinching play for Valparaiso as the Crusaders downed Butler in the Horizon League opener in Indianapolis on Saturday, 77-71. The win was Valpo’s first in Hinkle Fieldhouse since 1988.
December 03, 2011 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso concluded its first three-day meet of the season on Saturday evening posting a sixth place finish at the Calvin Winter Invitational at the Venema Aquatic Center in Grand Rapids, Mich.
December 03, 2011 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso wrapped up the three-day Calvin Winter Invitational on Saturday evening with a seventh place at the Venema Aquatic Center in Grand Rapids, Mich.
December 03, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso had a chance on its final possession to tie or win on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center, but the Crusaders could not convert and fell 41-39 to Lehigh.
December 02, 2011 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Flavia Segatto (Pembroke Pines, Fla./Charleow Flanigan H.S.) added to her school record total on Friday evening as Valparaiso remains in seventh place through two days of the Calvin Winter Invitational held at the Venema Aquatic Center in Grand Rapids, Mich.
December 02, 2011 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso’s men’s swim team moved up one spot in the team standings on Friday and currently sit in sixth place heading into the final day of competition at the Calvin Winter Invitational held at the Venema Aquatic Center in Grand Rapids, Mich.
December 02, 2011 | Football
Valparaiso University senior offensive lineman Nate Blair (Crete, Ill./Andrean [Ind.] H.S.) has been voted to the Academic All-Pioneer Football League’s First Team for his efforts both on the field and in the classroom.
December 02, 2011 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball program will be holding a number of clinics this winter. The Crusaders host a holiday clinic on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011 at the Athletics-Recreation Center for youths from 8th-12th grades. On Sunday, Jan. 29, Valpo will host hitting and pitching clinics for youths ages 8-18. Then Sunday, Feb. 19 marks the end of the winter camp season when high school students are invited to experience the Valparaiso Crusader advanced clinic.
December 02, 2011 | Women's Basketball
After picking up their first victory of the season on Wednesday evening, the Valparaiso Crusaders return to the hardwood on Saturday afternoon looking to continue the momentum. The Brown and Gold will host Lehigh at 12:05 p.m. CST in the second contest of a three-game homestand.
December 01, 2011 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Flavia Segatto (Pembroke Pines, Fla./Charleow Flanigan H.S.) obliterated Valparaiso’s 1650 freestyle record on her way to a second place finish in the event on Thursday evening during the opening night of competition at the Calvin Winter Invitational held at the Venema Aquatic Center in Grand Rapids, Mich. She also opened the night setting a new school mark in the 200 freestyle as the leadoff leg of the 800 freestyle relay.
December 01, 2011 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso opened the three-day Calvin Winter Invitational scoring 35 points in the first two events and sits in seventh place after Thursday evening’s competition at the Venema Aquatic Center in Grand Rapids, Mich.
December 01, 2011 | Men's Golf
Valparaiso University head coach Dave Gring has announced that Michael Holevas has signed a National Letter of Intent to play golf for the Crusaders beginning in the fall of 2012.
November 30, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Paced by double-doubles from Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury H.S.) and Mallory Ladd (Evansville, Ind./Memorial H.S.), seven players scored seven or more points for Valparaiso on Wednesday evening as the Crusaders picked up their first victory of the season, defeating Indiana-Northwest 80-47 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
November 30, 2011 | Women's Bowling
Valparaiso senior Natalie Cortese (Hoffman Estates, Ill./Hoffman Estates) has been recognized as one of Sports Illustrated’s ‘Faces in the Crowd’ for the magazine’s December 5, 2011 issue.
November 30, 2011 | Women's Golf
Valparaiso University women’s golf coach Mat Blair has scheduled five tournaments, including the year-end Horizon League Championships as part of the 2012 spring slate for the Crusaders.
November 30, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso opens Horizon League play on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders travel to Indianapolis to face off against in-state rival Butler. The game is the lone league contest for Valpo until the heart of Horizon League action starts on Dec. 29.
November 30, 2011 | Men's Golf
Valparaiso University head men’s golf coach Dave Gring has announced his spring schedule which will have the Crusaders competing in four tournaments prior to this year’s Horizon League Championships.
November 29, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso returns to the Athletics-Recreation Center on Wednesday evening to begin a three-game homestand as the Crusaders take on Indiana-Northwest. All three home games will take place during the next seven days as the Crusaders look to pick up their first victory of the season while continuing the non-conference portion of their schedule.
November 26, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso rallied from a pair of double figure deficits on Saturday evening to take the lead, but one final 14-0 run by Montana State proved to be too much to overcome as the Crusaders fell to the Bobcats 71-55 in the consolation game of the Omni Hotels Classic at the Coors Evens Center in Boulder, Colo.
November 26, 2011 | Volleyball
The careers of Valparaiso seniors Katie Britton (Mishawaka, Ind./Marian), Amy Groesbeck (Winfield, Ill./Wheaton North) and Jenny Pokorny (Geneva, Ill./Geneva) came to an end on Saturday evening as the Crusaders dropped their season finale at Western Michigan in Kalamazoo, 3-0 (25-11, 25-21, 25-18).
November 26, 2011 | Women's Basketball
With less than 24 hours between games, Valparaiso returns to the hardwood on Saturday evening for the consolation game of the Omni Hotels Classic in Boulder, Colo. The Crusaders will face Montana State beginning at 6 p.m. CST.
November 25, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Ashley Varner (South Bend, Ind./Washington H.S.) led Valparaiso with 10 points and seven rebounds on Friday evening, but the Crusaders shot just 25.5% from the floor and fell to Colorado 60-32 in the opening round of the Omni Hotels Classic held at the Coors Events Center in Boulder, Colo.
November 25, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso was within four points at halftime Friday evening at #3/3 Ohio State in Columbus, Ohio, thanks in large part to 15 first-half points from sophomore Jay Harris (Aurora, Ill./Oswego East), but the Buckeyes hit their first eight field goal attempts of the second half as the Crusaders eventually fell by a final score of 80-47.
November 23, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso heads to the Rocky Mountains and Boulder, Colo. on Friday evening for the Omni Hotels Classic looking to record its first victory of the season. The Crusaders will face tournament host Colorado in the first round before battling either Wisconsin or Montana State on Saturday night.
November 23, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso travels to Columbus, Ohio for a Friday evening showdown against the nation’s third-ranked team in Ohio State. The Crusaders enter the game, which can be seen live on the Big Ten Network, on a five-game winning streak.
November 22, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso jumped out to a 14-point first half lead, but Western Illinois went on a big run spanning both halves to rally and defeat the Crusaders 67-55 on Tuesday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
November 22, 2011 | Football
Greg Wood earned Second Team All-Pioneer Football League honors for his efforts punting the football this season while six other Valparaiso University players received Honorable Mention accolades. Sean McCarty and Nate Blair earned Honorable Mention honors on the offensive side while Nikko Carson, Cody Gokan, Pat Derbak, and Laurence Treadaway represented the defense.
November 22, 2011 | Baseball
Valparaiso University head baseball coach Tracy Woodson has announced the addition of nine student-athletes that make up the 2012 recruiting class. Joining the Crusader for the 2013 season are Aaron Collins, Jeff Edwards, Ellis Foreman, Jacob Hanson, Drew Hasler, Andrew Hjellming, Scott Jerge, Blayten Magana, and Bryce Yoder.
November 22, 2011 | Softball
Valparaiso softball head coach Jordan Stevens announced today that six athletes have signed National Letters of Intent during the early signing period and will join the Crusader softball program starting in the fall of 2012.
November 21, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso wraps up the pre-Thanksgiving portion of its schedule as well as its first homestand of the season on Tuesday evening as the Crusaders entertain Western Illinois at the ARC. This is the first meeting between the two former Mid-Continent Conference rivals since Valpo joined the Horizon League in 2007.
November 21, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso junior forward Kevin Van Wijk (Hoofddorp, Netherlands/Katholieke Scholengemeenschap Hoofddorp) has been named the Horizon League Player of the Week after averaging 20.3 points and 9.7 rebounds per game over his three games last week, the league office announced Monday.
November 20, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso won its Subregional of the 2K Sports Classic Benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer on Sunday afternoon, finishing the weekend with a perfect 3-0 mark as they trailed for just 14 seconds in an 84-68 victory over Duquesne at the ARC. Junior Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) was named the MVP of the Valparaiso Subregional, while junior Kevin Van Wijk (Hoofddorp, Netherlands/Katholieke Scholengemeenschap Hoofddorp) joined Broekhoff on the All-Tournament Team.
November 20, 2011 | Women's Bowling
In a 19-team field featuring 10 of the nation’s top-12 ranked teams, it was #18 Valparaiso which won a pair of matches over top-five squads, including a victory over the nation’s top-ranked team, on Sunday to secure a third-place finish.
November 20, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso cut a 13-point halftime deficit to three late in the game on Sunday afternoon, but Rice hit a pair of big shots and the Owls spoiled the Crusaders’ home opener with a 54-46 win over the Brown and Gold at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
November 20, 2011 | Volleyball
For the third time in as many seasons, junior libero Taylor Root (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) has been selected to represent Valparaiso on the All-Tournament Team at the Horizon League Championship.
November 19, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso jumped out to a 30-8 lead less than 10 minutes into Saturday night’s game against IU Kokomo and cruised from there, eventually earning a 79-48 victory in the Crusaders’ second game of the Valparaiso Subregional of the 2K Sports Classic Benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer.
November 19, 2011 | Women's Bowling
#18 Valparaiso went 4-1 on the second day of competition Saturday at the Hawk Classic in Millsboro, Del. and will enter Sunday with the chance to win its fourth consecutive tournament, as the Crusaders currently sit in fourth place in the strong tournament field.
November 19, 2011 | Volleyball
Fourth-seeded Valparaiso had a pair of set point chances to tie its Horizon League semifinal at top-seeded Milwaukee at one set apiece in the second frame, but the Crusaders couldn’t convert and eventually fell to the host Panthers 3-0 (25-21, 28-26, 25-17) Saturday afternoon in Milwaukee, Wis.
November 19, 2011 | Football
The 2011 football season came to a close on Saturday afternoon for the Valparaiso Crusaders as the Brown and Gold fell to Davidson 30-22 at Richardson Stadium in Davidson, N.C.
November 19, 2011 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso’s women’s swim team wrapped up the two-day Coers Invitational with a sixth place finish on Saturday afternoon at the Lewellan Aquatic Center in Muncie, Ind.
November 19, 2011 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso wrapped up its first two-day meet of the season on Saturday afternoon finishing in fifth place at the Coers Invitational held at the Lewellan Aquatic Center in Muncie, Ind.
November 19, 2011 | Women's Basketball
After an eight-day layoff, Valparaiso returns to the hardwood on Sunday afternoon for the 2011-2012 home opener at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The Crusaders will entertain Conference USA foe Rice in the first of five home games over their next seven contests. Tip time is slated for 12:05 p.m.
November 18, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Trailing by five points with just over four minutes to play Friday evening in its opening game of the Valparaiso Subregional of the 2K Sports Classic Benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer, Valparaiso held Akron scoreless the remainder of the game, scoring the contest’s final eight points to earn a 62-59 victory at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
November 18, 2011 | Volleyball
Fourth-seeded Valparaiso reached the 20-win milestone for the tenth consecutive year, but more importantly advanced to the semifinals of the 2011 Horizon League Championship as the Crusaders swept fifth-seeded UIC (25-21, 25-16, 25-17) Friday afternoon in Milwaukee, Wis.
November 18, 2011 | Women's Bowling
In a 19-team tournament field at the Hawk Classic in Millsboro, Del. that features 10 of the nation’s top-12 squads, it was #18 Valparaiso which continued its hot start to the 2011-2012 campaign on Friday, as the Crusaders sit atop the standings after the first of three days of competition.
November 18, 2011 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso’s men’s swim team is in fifth place after day one of the Coers Invitational held on Friday evening at the Lewellan Aquatic Center in Muncie, Ind.
November 18, 2011 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso’s women’s swim team sits in sixth place after the opening day of the Coers Invitational held on Friday evening at the Lewellan Aquatic Center in Muncie, Ind.
November 16, 2011 | Men's Basketball
For the first time in the history of the Athletics-Recreation Center, Valparaiso will host part of an in-season tournament on its home court, as the Crusaders welcome Akron, Duquesne, IU Kokomo and the University of the District of Columbia to the ARC for the Valparaiso Subregional of the 2K Sports Classic Benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer this weekend.
November 16, 2011 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso volleyball team heads to the 2011 Horizon League Championship as the fourth seed. The Crusaders open play in a quarterfinal against fifth-seeded UIC on Friday afternoon, and will have to win three matches in as many days to capture the tournament crown.
November 15, 2011 | Football
Valparaiso wraps up the 2011 season on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders travel to Davidson, N.C. to battle the Wildcats of Davidson College. The Crusaders are looking to continue the momentum that the team garnered last Saturday with their 34-31 victory over Campbell in the home finale.
November 14, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso led start to finish Monday evening at the ARC, allowing its fewest points defensively in over 27 years in an 88-38 victory over Holy Cross [Ind.] College.
November 14, 2011 | Volleyball
Valparaiso junior Taylor Root (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) has been named the Horizon League Defensive Player of the Year for the second straight year as the league released its postseason award winners on Monday afternoon. Root also earned All-League honors for the third year in a row, while senior Jenny Pokorny (Geneva, Ill./Geneva) earned repeat All-League accolades as well. Freshman Morgan Beil (St. Louis, Mo./Marquette) joined her pair of upperclassmen teammates on the All-League team and also was a member of the All-Newcomer squad.
November 14, 2011 | Football
Valparaiso University’s Eric Hoffman (Manitowoc, Wis./Lincoln H.S.) and Greg Wood (Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville H.S.) both earned national recognition for their performances on the football field Saturday afternoon in the Crusaders’ win against Campbell.
November 14, 2011 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso University head coach Jim Daugherty has announced that Daniel Oakes has signed a National Letter of Intent to play tennis for the Crusaders.
November 14, 2011 | Football
Valparaiso University’s Eric Hoffman (Manitowoc, Wis./Lincoln H.S.) has been named the Pioneer Football League’s Co-Offensive Player of the Week after throwing for four touchdowns, including the game winner, last Saturday in the Crusaders’ 34-31 victory over Campbell.
November 14, 2011 | Men's Golf
Follow the Crusader men's golf program all year long with the latest thoughts from head coach Dave Gring as well as captains Josh Kalita, Andy Webb, and Brad Winters. They will give you a behind the scenes look into the program as the Brown and Gold continues its quest for a Horizon League title!
November 14, 2011 | Volleyball
After breaking the Horizon League record for career digs last week, junior libero Taylor Root (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) set another record on Monday, becoming the first volleyball player in league history to earn Player of the Week accolades eight times as she picked up the final Defensive Player of the Week honor of the regular season.
November 13, 2011 | Women's Bowling
The #18 Valparaiso bowling team rolled to its second consecutive tournament title on Sunday morning, as the Crusaders dropped just two games over Sunday’s three matches to earn the Crusader Classic crown at Stardust Bowl II in Merrillville.
November 13, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso returns to the ARC for the first time in the regular season, taking on Holy Cross [Ind.] College in the home opener Monday evening. The Crusaders split a pair of games on their season-opening road trip, most recently defeating Georgia Southern 90-81.
November 13, 2011 | Men's Soccer
Fifth-year senior defenders Wei Ming Wong (Hong Kong/Hong Kong International [SMU]) and Stefan Antonijevic (Buffalo Grove, Ill./Stevenson [College of Lake County/Marquette]) represented Valparaiso on the Horizon League Men’s Soccer All-Tournament Team as the championship concluded on Sunday.
November 13, 2011 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso volleyball team will head to the 2011 Horizon League Championship in Milwaukee, Wis. next weekend as the fourth seed, opening tournament play in a quarterfinal against fifth-seeded UIC at 4:30 p.m. on Friday afternoon.
November 12, 2011 | Football
Gabe Ali-El (Randallstown, Md./Polytechnic Institute) caught a nine-yard touchdown pass from Eric Hoffman (Manitowoc, Wis./Lincoln H.S.) with 3:09 remaining gave Valparaiso the lead and the Crusaders held on to defeat Campbell 34-31 on Saturday afternoon at Brown Field, sending the Valpo seniors off in style in their home finale.
November 12, 2011 | Women's Bowling
A pair of victories over top-10 squads that came down to the very last shot highlighted #18 Valparaiso's undefeated day Saturday in the second day of action at the Crusader Classic at Stardust Bowl II in Merrillville.
November 12, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Mallory Ladd (Evansville, Ind./Memorial H.S.) hit a three-pointer at the end of regulation to force overtime, but Valparaiso could never take the lead in the extra session on Saturday afternoon as SIU Edwardsville defeated the Crusaders 67-64 at Vadalabene Center in Edwardsville, Ill. in the season opener for each school.
November 12, 2011 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Cleveland State and Saint Bonaventure both upended Valparaiso’s women’s swim team on Saturday afternoon in Cleveland, Ohio. The Vikings downed the Crusaders 173-56 while the Bonnies were 141-96 winners over the Brown and Gold.
November 12, 2011 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso’s men’s swim team dropped both ends of a double dual meet on Saturday afternoon in Cleveland, Ohio. The Crusaders fell 203-24 to Saint Bonaventure and 200-37 against Cleveland State.
November 12, 2011 | Women's Cross Country
The Valparaiso women's cross country team closed the 2011 campaign by beating out three fellow Horizon League squads en route to a 29th-place finish at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional meet Saturday morning in Toledo, Ohio.
November 12, 2011 | Men's Cross Country
The Valparaiso men's cross country team concluded its 2011 season on Saturday morning in Toledo, Ohio at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional, finishing the race in 29th place.
November 11, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso gave head coach Bryce Drew his first win at the helm of the Crusaders, as Valpo led nearly start-to-finish Friday evening in a 90-81 victory over Georgia Southern in Statesboro, Ga.
November 11, 2011 | Men's Soccer
Despite its school-record 11th shutout of the season, Valparaiso couldn’t find a goal of its own in the second semifinal of the 2011 Horizon League Championship Friday evening at Brown Field as the game went through two overtimes at 0-0, and sixth-seeded Loyola eventually won a seven-round shootout by a 5-4 score to advance to Sunday’s championship match.
November 11, 2011 | Women's Bowling
Hosting the third annual Crusader Classic at Stardust Bowl II in Merrillville, the #18 Valparaiso bowling team ended the first day of competition with a 3-2 record and in third place in the nine-team tournament field.
November 11, 2011 | Volleyball
Valparaiso took the third set from league-leading Milwaukee and had three chances to send the match to a decisive fifth set, but the Panthers rallied to down the Crusaders 3-1 (25-19, 26-24, 20-25, 26-24) Friday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Senior Night. Valpo will now enter next weekend’s Horizon League Championship as the fourth seed.
November 11, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Fans who turned on ESPNU for the Valparaiso men’s basketball season opener at Arizona on Monday saw new Crusader head coach Bryce Drew sporting a light blue blazer in his debut. Drew was wearing the bright jacket not as a fashion statement, but in support of his father Homer’s fight with prostate cancer. Now, with Valpo hosting a subregional of the 2K Sports Classic Benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer next weekend, fans will have the chance to support the fight against cancer.
November 10, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso opens the 2011-2012 regular season on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders travel to Edwardsville, Ill. to battle SIU Edwardsville. Valpo is looking to carry the momentum from a pair of exhibition victories into the regular season.
November 10, 2011 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso volleyball team closes the Horizon League slate on Friday evening on Senior Night at the ARC against league-leading Milwaukee. The match is the Crusaders’ last before the start of the Horizon League Championship next weekend at Milwaukee.
November 10, 2011 | Football
Valparaiso University senior offensive lineman Nate Blair (Crete, Ill./Andrean [Ind.] H.S.) has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District V Football Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) to recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom.
November 10, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso men’s basketball head coach Bryce Drew and assistant coach Roger Powell Jr. will both be participating in the 2nd Annual Shots From the Heart Tournament, in benefit of the Skip Prosser Foundation.
November 10, 2011 | Men's Soccer
For the first time since joining the Horizon League, Valparaiso has earned the right to host a championship event at home, as the Crusader men’s soccer team hosts the semifinals and title game of the Horizon League Men’s Soccer Championship this weekend. Valpo will take on sixth-seeded Loyola Friday evening at 7 p.m., and with a win, would advance to the title match on Sunday at 1 p.m.
November 10, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso continues to rack up the miles on its season-opening two-game road trip, traveling to Statesboro, Ga. to face off against Georgia Southern Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. CST.
November 09, 2011 | Volleyball
Valparaiso volleyball head coach Carin Avery announced today that Kelsey Berrington, a 5’9” setter from Britton, Mich., has signed a National Letter of Intent and will join the Crusader volleyball program as a freshman for with the 2012 season.
November 09, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University women’s basketball coach Keith Freeman has announced the signings of three student-athletes to National Letters of Intents to play for the Crusaders. Joining the Crusader program are Abby Dean, Sarah Godwin, and Jessi Wiedemann.
November 08, 2011 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso learned its opponent for the 2011 Horizon League Men’s Soccer Championship semifinal on Tuesday evening, as the Crusaders will face sixth-seeded Loyola at 7 p.m. Friday night on Brown Field.
November 08, 2011 | Volleyball
Valparaiso moved one step closer to reaching the 20-win plateau for the tenth straight season, defeating Chicago State 3-1 (25-22, 25-22, 19-25, 25-14) Tuesday evening in Chicago, Ill.
November 08, 2011 | Football
The home portion of the 2011 football schedule comes to a close on Saturday afternoon as the Valparaiso Crusaders entertain the Campbell Camels. The 17 members of Valpo’s senior class will all be honored prior to kickoff.
November 08, 2011 | Men's Basketball
ESPN's Andy Katz was recently on campus and profiled former head coach Homer Drew and his family.
November 07, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso led for much of the first half Monday evening at #16/16 Arizona and trailed by just two at the half, but a 16-3 run to start the second half proved too much for the Crusaders to overcome, as Valpo fell by a final of 73-64 in its first game as part of the 2K Sports Classic Benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer.
November 07, 2011 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso University’s Flavia Segatto (Pembroke Pines, Fla./Charleow Flanigan H.S.) has been named this week’s Horizon League Swimmer of the Week after posting three event wins, including two individual events, while helping lead the Crusaders to a victory over Saint Mary’s (Ind.) on Saturday.
November 07, 2011 | Men's Soccer
Eight Crusaders in all were honored on Monday afternoon as the Horizon League released its 2011 men’s soccer postseason award winners. Fifth-year senior Stefan Antonijevic (Buffalo Grove, Ill./Stevenson [College of Lake County/Marquette]) was named the league’s Defensive Player of the Year, while redshirt junior Kyle Zobeck (Coralville, Iowa/Iowa City West) was honored as Goalkeeper of the Year and joined Antonijevic as a First Team All-League selection. Meanwhile, Mike Avery received Coach of the Year accolades.
November 06, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso opens the Bryce Drew era on the road against #16/16 Arizona in its opening game of the 2K Sports Classic Benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer Monday evening at 8 p.m. CST. The game, which can be seen live on ESPNU, is the first of four Valpo will play as part of the Classic, as the Crusaders will host a subregional pod Nov. 18-20 as well.
November 05, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso wrapped up the exhibition portion of its schedule on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders defeated Saint Joseph’s (Ind.) 65-62 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
November 05, 2011 | Men's Soccer
90 minutes of soccer wasn’t enough to determine a winner Saturday, but extra time would go against the Crusaders, as Valparaiso fell in the regular season finale at Green Bay, 1-0, on an own goal in the 94th minute. The loss was Valpo’s only defeat in Horizon League play this year.
November 05, 2011 | Volleyball
Valparaiso captured the first set Saturday afternoon from Cleveland State in Cleveland, Ohio, but the Vikings took the next three sets to deal the Crusaders a 3-1 (22-25, 25-20, 25-18, 25-15) defeat.
November 05, 2011 | Football
Valparaiso turned the ball over five times on Saturday afternoon and Marist took advantage as the Red Foxes defeated the Crusaders 30-7 at Tenney Stadium in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
November 05, 2011 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso won 10 of the 11 events on Saturday morning as the Crusaders earned their first victory of the season, a 137-66 triumph over Saint Mary’s (Ind.) in their home opener at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool.
November 05, 2011 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso’s men’s swim team dropped a 130-70 home meet to Notre Dame on Saturday morning at the Athletics-Recreation Center pool.
November 04, 2011 | Volleyball
For the eighth time this season in Horizon League action, the Valparaiso volleyball team needed the minimum number of sets to dispatch of an opponent, as the Crusaders swept Youngstown State 3-0 (25-16, 25-23, 25-19) Friday evening in Youngstown, Ohio.
November 03, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso placed four players in double figures in the scoring column and led by as many as 24 points in the second half en route to a 74-65 victory over Augustana Thursday evening at the ARC in exhibition action.
November 03, 2011 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso volleyball team continues a stretch of six matches away from the ARC this weekend as it heads to eastern Ohio for a pair of Horizon League contests. The Crusaders will take on Youngstown State on Friday evening before stopping by Cleveland State for a Saturday afternoon matchup.
November 02, 2011 | Men's Soccer
The Valparaiso men’s soccer team secured the outright Horizon League regular season championship Wednesday evening as the Crusaders played to a 1-1 draw with visiting Butler at Brown Field. With the title, Valpo’s first in any team sport since joining the Horizon League, the Crusaders will host the Horizon League Championship semifinals on Nov. 11 and final on Nov. 13 at Brown Field.
November 02, 2011 | Football
Valparaiso heads to New York this Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders begin the final quarter of the 2011 football season facing Marist. This week’s contest is the third road game over the last four weeks for the Brown and Gold.
November 01, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Mallory Ladd (Evansville, Ind./Memorial H.S.) scored 18 points and grabbed 17 rebounds in her Valparaiso debut and the Crusaders limited Huntington to just 15.9% shooting from the floor as the Crusaders cruised to a 77-27 exhibition victory on Tuesday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
November 01, 2011 | Women's Soccer
Two halves and two overtimes were not enough to settle the Horizon League quarterfinals on Tuesday afternoon, and after eight rounds of penalty kicks Butler defeated Valparaiso 5-4 in the shootout at Eastgate Field after the two sides played to a 2-2 draw through 110 minutes.
November 01, 2011 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso, which has entered the NSCAA Great Lakes Region poll at #9, needs just one point over its final two Horizon League games this week to clinch the outright league regular season crown. The Crusaders open the week at Brown Field Wednesday night against Butler, which will serve as Valpo’s Senior Night as well as the program’s annual TOCO benefit game. Valpo then closes the regular season on the road Saturday at Green Bay.
October 31, 2011 | Women's Soccer
The 2011 Horizon League Championships begin on Tuesday afternoon at Eastgate Field. The third-seeded Valparaiso Crusaders host the sixth-seeded Butler Bulldogs, the Brown and Gold’s longtime instate rival, in the quarterfinals. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.
October 31, 2011 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso’s women’s soccer team was represented by four players when the Horizon League’s First and Second Teams as well as All-Newcomer Teams were released by the conference office on Monday afternoon (Oct. 31).
October 31, 2011 | Men's Soccer
Fifth-year senior defender Stefan Antonijevic (Buffalo Grove, Ill./Stevenson [College of Lake County/Marquette]) was named to the College Soccer News National Team of the Week after helping to anchor the Valparaiso backline in a pair of shutouts last week.
October 30, 2011 | Women's Bowling
The #18 Valparaiso bowling team won its season-opening tournament on Sunday, downing Arkansas State in the championship match of the Greater Ozark Invitational in Springfield, Mo., four games to one. The championship was the first official tournament title in Crusader program history.
October 29, 2011 | Men's Soccer
Junior Jonathon Smith (McKinney, Texas/McKinney) scored a golden goal in the 99th minute Saturday night at Brown Field to give Valparaiso a 1-0 victory Saturday night over UIC. But more importantly, it guaranteed the Crusaders at least a share of the league regular season title, Valpo's first league crown in any sport since joining the Horizon League.
October 29, 2011 | Men's Basketball
A back-and-forth final two minutes of basketball at the Athletics-Recreation Center Saturday evening was decided on a three-point play by junior Kevin Van Wijk (Hoofddorp, Netherlands/Katholieke Scholengemeenschap Hoofddorp) with five seconds remaining, as Valparaiso earned a 73-71 victory over Hillsdale in the Crusaders’ first exhibition game of the year.
October 29, 2011 | Women's Bowling
The #18 Valparaiso bowling team remained undefeated in 2011-2012 Saturday afternoon, winning five more matches to start the season 10-0 and set a new program record for most consecutive victories as the team competed at the Greater Ozark Invitational in Springfield, Mo.
October 29, 2011 | Volleyball
Valparaiso set a new program record for fewest points allowed in a set, crushing Wright State in the opening frame en route to a 3-0 (25-4, 25-20, 25-16) victory in Dayton, Ohio Saturday afternoon.
October 29, 2011 | Football
Valparaiso’s offense was unable to get on track until late in the game on Saturday afternoon at Brown Field as Dayton defeated the Crusaders 49-10.
October 29, 2011 | Women's Cross Country
Sophomore Claire Johnson (Eden Prairie, Minn./Eden Prairie) ran to a 20th-place finish to lead the Valparaiso women’s cross country team as it finished ninth on Saturday morning at the 2011 Horizon League Championships in Cleveland, Ohio.
October 29, 2011 | Men's Cross Country
The Valparaiso men’s cross country team ran to an eighth-place finish Saturday morning at the 2011 Horizon League Championships, contested in Cleveland, Ohio.
October 28, 2011 | Women's Bowling
The #18 Valparaiso bowling team gave Matt Nantais an undefeated day on his first day of competition as head coach, going a perfect 5-0 at the Greater Ozark Invitational in Springfield, Mo. on Friday, including three wins over teams ranked among the nation's top-seven.
October 28, 2011 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso wrapped up the regular season on Friday afternoon battling Youngstown State for 110 minutes, but neither team could find the back of the net and the two sides settled for a 0-0 double-overtime draw at Stambaugh Stadium in Youngstown, Ohio.
October 28, 2011 | Men's Soccer
Saturday night's men's soccer game against UIC will be a benefit match, as the Crusaders raise money for 2010 Valparaiso graduate and former men's soccer player Rodolfo 'Rudy' Lucas, who suffered a debilitating stroke this past summer.
October 28, 2011 | Volleyball
Valparaiso came out on the wrong end of a 3-1 (25-16, 25-19, 22-25, 25-16) decision Friday evening in Indianapolis, Ind. against Butler, despite a match-best 14 kills from senior Katie Britton (Mishawaka, Ind./Marian).
October 28, 2011 | Men's Basketball
A new era in Valparaiso men’s basketball begins Saturday evening as Bryce Drew takes the helm of the Crusaders for the 2011-2012 campaign. Drew welcomes back eight returnees from last year’s squad, which advanced to the postseason and finished just one game out of the Horizon League regular season title, and also brings in five newcomers as Valpo looks to continue its winning tradition.
October 27, 2011 | Women's Bowling
With the start of the 2011-2012 bowling season right around the corner, the Valparaiso bowling team is looking towards its experience to push for a berth in the NCAA Bowling Championships in the third year of program existence.
October 27, 2011 | Women's Basketball
The 2011-2012 women’s basketball season is set to open at Valparaiso University with the Crusaders looking to climb up the Horizon League standings. Head coach Keith Freeman returns nine letterwinners from last year’s squad and has brought in five new faces for the upcoming season.
October 27, 2011 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team has spent plenty of time over the last two-plus months working hard on the court to blend in five newcomers with the eight returnees as the Crusaders prepare for the 2011-2012 season. But at the same time, the Crusaders have taken time out to give back to the community, contributing more than 90 hours of community service since the start of the academic year.
October 26, 2011 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso tied a program record with its fourth straight shutout and kept pace atop the Horizon League standings as the Crusaders got a goal from Charles Barden (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Linn-Mar) in the 59th minute to defeat Loyola 1-0 in Chicago, Ill. on Wednesday evening.
October 26, 2011 | Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball
With the start of exhibition play rapidly approaching, the Valparaiso men's and women's basketball teams have participated in a pair of events to engage with season-ticket holders and students over the past two weeks.
October 25, 2011 | Volleyball
Valparaiso was unable to overcome 18 total blocks by IUPUI Tuesday evening, as the Crusaders fell to the Jaguars 3-1 (24-26, 25-21, 25-19, 25-23) in Indianapolis, Ind.
October 25, 2011 | Football
Valparaiso returns home to Brown Field on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders celebrate Parents’ Weekend entertaining Dayton.
October 25, 2011 | Women's Soccer
The 2011 regular season wraps up in women’s soccer this Friday afternoon as Valparaiso travels east to Youngstown, Ohio to battle the Penguins of Youngstown State. With a victory the Crusaders will finish in a tie for second place during the regular season. Valpo will wrap up the third seed for next week’s Horizon League Soccer Championship with a win or a Wright State loss or tie against Cleveland State on Friday.
October 25, 2011 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso looks to remain atop the Horizon League table this week with a pair of contests against the league’s Chicago sides. The Crusaders travel to Loyola for a Wednesday night matchup before hosting UIC on Saturday evening.
October 24, 2011 | Volleyball
Valparaiso begins a six-match road trip with a trio of contests this week. The Crusaders make two trips to Indianapolis this week, taking on IUPUI Tuesday and Butler Friday before continuing the league weekend road swing Saturday at Wright State.
October 24, 2011 | Volleyball
Valparaiso junior libero Taylor Root (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) earned Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week accolades for the second time this year after posting a new career high in the digs category last Saturday afternoon. The honor is the seventh weekly award of Root’s career, tied for the most weekly awards in Horizon League volleyball history.
October 24, 2011 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso University midfielder Casey Pedersen (Northville, Mich./Mercy H.S.) has been named the Horizon League Women’s Soccer Player of the Week after leading the Crusaders to a 1-0-1 record this past week and helping the Brown and Gold secure a home tournament match in next week’s Horizon League Championships.
October 24, 2011 | Men's Soccer
A pair of shutouts and a new program single-season record was enough for Valparaiso redshirt junior goalkeeper Kyle Zobeck (Coralville, Iowa/Iowa City West) to garner Horizon League Men’s Soccer Player of the Week honors, as announced by the league office this morning. The weekly honor was the first of Zobeck’s career.
October 23, 2011 | Women's Soccer
A goal with just 2:35 remaining in regulation allowed Wright State to tie the match on Sunday afternoon as Valparaiso and the Raiders battled to a 2-2 double-overtime draw on Senior Day for the Crusaders at Eastgate Field.
October 22, 2011 | Men's Soccer
Kyle Zobeck (Coralville, Iowa/Iowa City West) recorded his third straight shutout en route to setting Valparaiso’s single-season record in the category and the Crusaders got a pair of second-half goals to down Milwaukee, 2-0, Saturday evening at Brown Field. The win moves Valpo into a tie atop the Horizon League table, with games in hand on both sides it’s tied with.
October 22, 2011 | Volleyball
Despite a new career high in digs from junior Taylor Root (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) and a second straight standout offensive performance from freshman Morgan Beil (St. Louis, Mo./Marquette), Valparaiso could not come out with a victory Saturday afternoon, falling in five sets (25-23, 16-25, 25-23, 20-25, 15-13) to Green Bay at the ARC.
October 22, 2011 | Football
Valparaiso wrapped up its two-game road trip at Drake Stadium on Saturday afternoon, falling 50-0 to Drake in Des Moines, Iowa.
October 21, 2011 | Volleyball
Led by standout offensive performances from freshman Morgan Beil (St. Louis, Mo./Marquette) and sophomore Ellen Vanden Berg (Little Chute, Wis./Little Chute), the Valparaiso volleyball team swept Loyola 3-0 (25-14, 25-16, 25-14) at the Athletics-Recreation Center Friday evening to extend their winning streak to three matches.
October 21, 2011 | Women's Bowling
Valparaiso bowling head coach Matt Nantais announced today the Crusaders’ schedule for the 2011-2012 campaign, highlighted by the third annual Crusader Classic, to be held at Stardust Bowl II in Merrillville on Nov. 11-13.
October 19, 2011 | Women's Soccer
Mikki Nuccio’s (Ortonville, Mich./Brandon H.S.) goal with just five seconds remaining before halftime proved to be the difference in the match as Valparaiso defeated Butler 1-0 on a rainy and windy Wednesday afternoon at Eastgate Field.
October 19, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University’s Betsy Adams (Monticello, Ind./Twin Lakes H.S.) has been named a preseason Second Team All-Horizon League selection and the Crusaders have been predicted to finish ninth in the conference this season as the league has released its preseason polls.
October 19, 2011 | Baseball
Valpo head coach Tracy Woodson was featured in a "Nine Innings" article by Collegiate Baseball Insider talking about the World Series and Valpo baseball.
October 19, 2011 | Football
Valparaiso continues its road trip this Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders head west to the state of Iowa to battle Drake. The Crusaders are coming off of one of their best offensive outputs of the season last week at Butler, and look to continue putting up yardage this weekend.
October 19, 2011 | Volleyball
Valparaiso returns home to the ARC for two more Horizon League contests this weekend, hosting Loyola on Friday night and Green Bay on Saturday afternoon. The two home matches end a stretch in which the Crusaders play six out of eight contests at home.
October 19, 2011 | Football
Valpo coach Dale Carlson talks with Craig Haley from the Sports Network regarding Crusader football.
October 18, 2011 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso goalkeeper Kyle Zobeck (Coralville, Iowa/Iowa City West) tied the team’s single-season record with his seventh shutout of the year, while Wei Ming Wong (Hong Kong/Hong Kong International [SMU]) and Todd Vervynckt (Plymouth, Ind./Plymouth) tallied goals as the Crusaders defeated IPFW Tuesday night at Brown Field, 2-0.
October 18, 2011 | Women's Golf
The fall season of women’s golf came to an end on Tuesday for Valparaiso as the Crusaders finished seventh at the U of Dayton Fall Invitational held at the NCR Country Club’s North Course in Kettering, Ohio.
October 18, 2011 | Men's Golf
Valparaiso’s men’s golf team wrapped up the fall portion of the 2011-2012 season on Tuesday, moving up one place at the U of Dayton Fall Invitational to finish in a tie for 12th place with a 36-hole total of 620.
October 18, 2011 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team has been picked to finish in fifth place in the Horizon League during the 2011-2012 season according to preseason polling of the league’s head coaches, media members and sports information directors. In addition, junior Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) has been selected to the preseason All-League second team.
October 18, 2011 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso will close out the home portion of the 2011 regular season with a pair of key Horizon League matches this week. On Wednesday the Crusaders will entertain Butler at Eastgate Field before the Brown and Gold hosts Wright State on Sunday in a Senior Day matinee.
October 17, 2011 | Women's Tennis
The Valparaiso University women’s tennis team wrapped up the fall portion of their schedule on Monday afternoon, dropping a 5-2 dual match decision to Robert Morris (Ill.) at the Valpo Tennis Complex.
October 17, 2011 | Men's Golf
Valparaiso’s men’s golf team is in 13th place after the opening round of the U of Dayton Fall Invitational at the NCR Country Club North Course in Kettering, Ohio. The Crusaders shot an opening round 316 and are just seventh shots out of seventh place in a bunched field.
October 17, 2011 | Women's Golf
Valparaiso’s women’s golf team sits in the middle of the pack midway through the Dayton Fall Invitational after shooting a 321 in round one at the NCR Country Club North Course in Kettering, Ohio on Monday.
October 17, 2011 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso redshirt junior goalkeeper Kyle Zobeck (Coralville, Iowa/Iowa City West) was named the Horizon League Male Scholar-Athlete of the Month for the month of September, the league office announced today.
October 17, 2011 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso concludes its four-match homestand at Brown Field this week with two matches. The non-league slate wraps up with a Tuesday night matchup against IPFW, while the Crusaders then resume Horizon League play Saturday evening against Milwaukee.
October 16, 2011 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso played step-for-step with regionally-ranked Ohio State, eventually earning a 0-0 draw in double overtime on a breezy fall day Sunday afternoon at Brown Field.
October 15, 2011 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso fell behind early on Saturday afternoon and was unable to rally at Titan Field in Detroit, Mich., dropping a 2-0 Horizon League contest to Detroit.
October 15, 2011 | Football
Valparaiso kept the game close throughout the first half, but Butler took advantage of three second half turnovers and turned them into points as the Bulldogs defeated the Crusaders 42-14 to retain the Hoosier Helmet on Saturday afternoon at the Butler Bowl in Indianapolis, Ind.
October 15, 2011 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso’s men’s swim team turned in a fourth place finish at the Indiana Intercollegiates held at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center in West Lafayette, Ind. on Saturday afternoon.
October 15, 2011 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso’s women’s swim team finished in fourth place on Saturday at the Indiana Intercollegiates held at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center in West Lafayette, Ind.
October 15, 2011 | Women's Cross Country
Freshman Jessica Richardson (Columbus, Ind./North) recorded the first top-ten finish of her career, running to a ninth-place finish on Saturday at the Evansville Invitational in Evansville, Ind. to lead the Valparaiso women's cross country team, which posted an eighth-place team finish.
October 15, 2011 | Men's Cross Country
Led by the effort of freshman Trace Ostergren (LaPorte, Ind./Culver Academy), the Valparaiso men's cross country team ran to a ninth-place finish Saturday at the Evansville Invitational in Evansville, Ind.
October 14, 2011 | Volleyball
Valparaiso used an early run in set one, a mid-set run in the second frame and a late spurt in the finale to propel itself to a clean 3-0 (25-16, 25-13, 25-21) sweep of UIC Friday night in Chicago, Ill. to start the second half of Horizon League play.
October 14, 2011 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso’s men’s tennis team wrapped up the fall portion of the 2011-2012 schedule on Friday afternoon with doubles play at the ITA Midwest Regional Championships held at the Varsity Tennis Center in Columbus, Ohio.
October 13, 2011 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso University’s men’s tennis team had all three competitors register victories in the opening round of the qualifying draw at the ITA Regionals for the first time in program history on Thursday in Columbus, Ohio.
October 13, 2011 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso continues a four-game homestand with a showdown this Sunday against regionally-ranked Ohio State at Brown Field. The 1 p.m. game will feature free admission to all fans, free rally towels and stadium horns while supplies last and a free raffle ticket for the chance to win an autographed Crusader men’s soccer jersey.
October 13, 2011 | Volleyball
After playing five matches in a 10-day span, the Valparaiso volleyball team has just one match on the docket this week, as the Crusaders make the short trip to Chicago to face UIC Friday to start the second half of Horizon League play.
October 12, 2011 | Athletics
Nominations will be accepted through this Friday, October 14, to be included in the pool of candidates for the Valparaiso University Hall of Fame Class of 2012. Former student-athletes that completed their eligibility in 2005-2006 and prior are eligible. Teams from 2000-2001 and earlier are also eligible to be nominated.
October 12, 2011 | Baseball
The White team clinched the best-of-three series Valparaiso University Fall World Series 2-0 over the Black squad on Tuesday afternoon, winning in convincing fashion 14-6 at Emory G. Bauer Field.
October 12, 2011 | Cheerleading, Crusaderettes
Valparaiso University’s cheerleaders and dance team will be conducting a clinic for kids in kindergarten through sixth grade on Saturday, Oct. 22 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
October 11, 2011 | Football
The Battle for the Hoosier Helmet will take place on Saturday afternoon as Valparaiso heads south to Indianapolis, Ind. to take on longtime rival Butler. The two schools first met in 1927 and the Crusaders have faced the Bulldogs more than any other school in program history.
October 11, 2011 | Women's Soccer
Midway through the Horizon League schedule Valparaiso sits in the thick of the conference race with a 3-1 mark. The third place Crusaders (nine points) travel to second place Detroit (12 points) on Saturday afternoon looking to move one step closer to securing a spot in the conference tournament at year’s end.
October 11, 2011 | Baseball
The Valparaiso University baseball team held game one of its annual Fall World Series on Monday afternoon with the White squad defeating the Black team by a score of 11-7 at Emory G. Bauer Field.
October 09, 2011 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso volleyball team closed out the first half of Horizon League play on a high note Sunday afternoon at the ARC, sweeping visiting Youngstown State 3-0 (25-15, 25-19, 25-18).
October 09, 2011 | Women's Soccer
Mikki Nuccio’s (Ortonville, Mich./Brandon H.S.) goal with just 2:28 remaining in the match gave Valparaiso a 1-0 Horizon League victory over Cleveland State on a warm, sunny Sunday afternoon at Eastgate Field.
October 09, 2011 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso claimed a two-goal lead in the 58th minute against Oral Roberts Sunday afternoon at Brown Field, but the Golden Eagles scored three unanswered goals as the Crusaders fell, 3-2, in non-league action.
October 08, 2011 | Volleyball
For the second straight match, the Valparaiso volleyball team dropped a tight five-set decision, as Cleveland State earned the 3-2 (26-24, 22-25, 23-25, 25-23, 15-8) victory at the ARC on Saturday evening.
October 08, 2011 | Football
Touchdown drives on the first two possessions of the second half highlighted Valparaiso’s offense on Saturday afternoon but the Crusaders were not able to overcome a large halftime deficit in falling to San Diego 55-14 at Brown Field.
October 08, 2011 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso added another singles and doubles victory to its resume on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders closed play at the Ball State Fall Invitational held at the Cardinal Creek Courts in Muncie, Ind.
October 07, 2011 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso moved to the top of the Horizon League standings, remaining unbeaten in league action, as a goal in the 38th minute by junior Sam Haines (McKinney, Texas/McKinney Boyd) was the deciding strike in a 1-0 victory by the Crusaders over Wright State Friday evening in Dayton, Ohio.
October 07, 2011 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso began play at its final tournament on the fall schedule Friday, competing at the Ball State Fall Invitational on a warm, sunny day at Cardinal Creek Courts in Muncie, Ind.
October 07, 2011 | Softball
Eight Valparaiso softball players were named National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-America Scholar Athletes for their performance in the classroom during the 2010-2011 academic year.
October 07, 2011 | Volleyball
Help the Valparaiso volleyball team “White Out” the ARC on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders host Cleveland State in Horizon League action at 5 p.m! All fans are encouraged to wear white shirts to the game, while the first 200 fans through the doors will receive a free t-shirt.
October 06, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Former Valparaiso men’s basketball player Ron Howard is one of 21 players who has been invited to the USA Pan American Games Team training camp from Oct. 14-22. The training camp will be utilized to select the USA’s 12-man roster that will compete in the 2011 Pan American Games that are being held from Oct. 26-30 in Guadalajara, Mexico.
October 06, 2011 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso plays its final Horizon League game for the next two weeks Friday night, as the Crusaders travel to Wright State in a meeting of two of the three unbeaten teams in league play. Valpo then opens a four-match homestand on Sunday at Brown Field against former Mid-Con rival Oral Roberts.
October 05, 2011 | Volleyball
Valparaiso took the first two sets from league-leading Milwaukee in Milwaukee, Wis. Wednesday evening, but the Crusaders eventually fell in five sets to the Panthers, 3-2 (20-25, 21-25, 25-20, 25-19, 15-10).
October 05, 2011 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso battled the 12th ranked team in the country for 90 minutes on Wednesday evening, but a pair of second half goals proved to be the difference as the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee defeated the Crusaders 2-0 at Engelmann Field in Milwaukee, Wis.
October 05, 2011 | Football
Valparaiso remains home at Brown Field this Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders welcome one of the Pioneer Football League’s co-leaders to town. The Crusaders will battle San Diego beginning at 1 p.m. before taking to the road for the next two games.
October 04, 2011 | Women's Golf
Valparaiso’s women’s golf team set two more school records on Tuesday, firing an 18-hole round of 309 as a team to finish at 619 at Highland Golf and Country Club in Indianapolis, Ind. The Crusaders improved one spot in the team standings over the final round to finish sixth overall.
October 04, 2011 | Men's Golf
Led by a third place finish individually by Thomas Wettstein (Neenah, Wis./Xavier H.S.), the Valparaiso men’s golf team finished in third place at the Butler Fall Invitational on Tuesday played at Highland Golf and Country Club in Indianapolis, Ind.
October 04, 2011 | Volleyball
A three-match week is highlighted by games with a pair of teams vying with Valparaiso near the top of the Horizon League table. The Crusaders travel to league-leading Milwaukee on Wednesday before hosting Cleveland State Saturday and Youngstown State Sunday at the ARC.
October 04, 2011 | Women's Soccer
A pair of Horizon League matches are on the slate for Valparaiso this week beginning with a showdown between the two remaining unbeatens in the conference. On Wednesday the Brown and Gold travels to Milwaukee to face the 12th-ranked Panthers before returning home on Sunday to entertain Cleveland State.
October 03, 2011 | Men's Golf
Three Valparaiso golfers are currently in the top seven of the individual standings through two rounds of the Butler Fall Invitational being held at Highland Golf and Country Club in Indianapolis, Ind. The impressive 36-hole play by the Crusaders on Monday has the Brown and Gold in third place heading into Tuesday’s final round.
October 03, 2011 | Women's Golf
Erika Pfaender (Pewaukee, Wis./Arrowhead H.S.) carded a Valparaiso University record 74 on Monday, tying for sixth place at the midway point of the Butler Fall Invitational held at Highland Golf and Country Club in Indianapolis, Ind. As a team the Crusaders shot a school-best 310 and are in seventh place.
October 03, 2011 | Men's Tennis
In a fun-spirited contest, the Valparaiso University men’s tennis team defeated their returning alumni 10-2 on Saturday afternoon at the Valpo Tennis Complex in the annual alumni tournament held as part of Homecoming weekend.
October 02, 2011 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso began a new season of women’s swimming on Sunday afternoon, falling to four other schools in a meet hosted by Butler in Fishers, Ind.
October 02, 2011 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso’s men’s swim team opened its 2011-2012 season on Sunday afternoon in Fishers, Ind., dropping all three legs of a quadrangular meet.
October 02, 2011 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso outshot former Mid-Con rival Western Illinois 25-11 Sunday afternoon and put 11 shots on goal, but it was the homestanding Leathernecks who found the back of the net late in the first half for the game’s lone goal, as the Crusaders fell 1-0 in Macomb, Ill.
October 01, 2011 | Volleyball
Valparaiso ended Homecoming Weekend on a high note Saturday evening, defeating Butler 3-1 (25-21, 16-25, 25-17, 25-16) at the Athletics-Recreation Center to improve to 4-1 in Horizon League play.
October 01, 2011 | Football
Valparaiso opened the Pioneer Football League portion of its schedule on Saturday afternoon, dropping a Homecoming contest to Morehead State 38-14 at Brown Field.
September 30, 2011 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso remained unbeaten at Brown Field this year and improved to 1-0-1 in Horizon League play in dramatic fashion Friday night, as freshman Gerardo Avelar (San Salvador, El Salvador/Colegio San Francisco) converted a strike from 35 yards out in the 98th minute to give the Crusaders a 3-2 (ot) victory over Detroit.
September 30, 2011 | Volleyball
Valparaiso used a balanced dominant offensive attack to easily handle Wright State Friday evening in Horizon League action at the ARC, sweeping the visiting Raiders 3-0 (25-12, 25-14, 25-16).
September 30, 2011 | Women's Cross Country
The Valparaiso women’s cross country team, led by freshman Jessica Richardson (Columbus, Ind./North), ran to a 16th place finish in the Gold race at the Notre Dame Invitational in Notre Dame, Ind. on Friday afternoon.
September 30, 2011 | Men's Cross Country
Running on a soggy, windy afternoon Friday in Notre Dame, Ind., the Valparaiso men’s cross country team placed 18th in the Gold division of the Notre Dame Invitational.
September 30, 2011 | Football
Valparaiso University running back Bobby Wysocki (Calumet City, Ill./Thornwood H.S.) has been named as one of 127 national semifinalists for the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame’s William V. Campbell Trophy which recognizes an individual as the absolute best scholar-athlete in the nation.
September 29, 2011 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball team has been named an All-Academic Team by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA), as announced by the organization today.
September 29, 2011 | Men's Swimming & Diving
As the weather starts to cool outside, the pool within the Athletics-Recreation Center is just beginning to warm up as Valparaiso University’s men’s swim team jumps into the 2011-2012 season. The Crusaders welcome back 12 returnees and bring with them nine freshmen.
September 29, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Akron and Duquesne, both postseason teams from a season ago, highlight the squads coming to Valparaiso as the Crusaders’ men’s basketball team hosts a subregional round of the 2K Sports Classic Benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Nov. 18-20. It marks the first time Valpo has hosted part of an in-season men’s basketball tournament since 1977.
September 28, 2011 | Women's Soccer
Luisa Desario (Bartlett, Ill./Bartlett H.S.) score the lone goal of the match with just 7:13 remaining in the match on Wednesday evening as Valparaiso registered their second straight Horizon League victory, defeating Loyola (Chicago) 1-0 at Loyola Soccer Park in Chicago, Ill.
September 28, 2011 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso returns to Brown Field on Friday night for a Horizon League battle with Detroit before stepping out of league play Sunday afternoon to take on a former Mid-Con rival at Western Illinois.
September 28, 2011 | Volleyball
Valparaiso hosts a pair of Horizon League matches this Homecoming weekend, welcoming Wright State on Friday night before taking on Butler on Saturday evening. The pair of contests at the ARC begins a stretch in which the Crusaders will play six out of their next eight matches at home.
September 27, 2011 | Women's Golf
Michelle Kleckner (New Brighton, Minn./Irondale H.S.) won her first collegiate tournament on Tuesday, cruising to a seven stroke victory at the Tennessee State Fall Classic held at Morningstar Golf Club in Indianapolis, Ind. As a team Valparaiso finished in second place, one shot behind tournament champion Chicago State.
September 27, 2011 | Women's Swimming & Diving
The Valparaiso University women’s swim team prepares to make a splash into the 2011-2012 season. The Crusaders return eight swimmers from last season’s roster and welcome eight freshmen to this year’s Brown and Gold community.
September 27, 2011 | Football
Valparaiso opens Pioneer Football League play on Saturday afternoon hosting Morehead State at Brown Field. The first of two straight home games for the Crusaders, the game is part of the school’s annual Homecoming celebration on campus this weekend.
September 26, 2011 | Women's Golf
Michelle Kleckner (New Brighton, Minn./Irondale H.S.) holds a five shot lead individually and Valparaiso has a two stroke advantage as a team following the opening round of a rain delayed Tennessee State Fall Classic held on Monday at Morningstar Golf Club in Indianapolis, Ind.
September 26, 2011 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso returns to Horizon League action this week while beginning a brief two-match road trip. The Crusaders head to the Windy City on Wednesday evening to battle the Ramblers of Loyola (Chicago) looking to remain perfect in conference action.
September 25, 2011 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso and Air Force concluded the Crusader Classic on Sunday afternoon playing to a 0-0 double-overtime draw at Eastgate Field.
September 25, 2011 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso wrapped up play at the Wright State/Dayton Fall Shootout on Sunday morning with Egan Hart (Raleigh, N.C./Ravenscroft H.S.) advancing to the finals of the consolation draw of the “B” singles.
September 24, 2011 | Men's Soccer
The Valparaiso men’s soccer team opened Horizon League play on the road Saturday evening in Cleveland, Ohio and was able to come away having earned a result, dueling to a 0-0 (2ot) draw with Cleveland State.
September 24, 2011 | Men's Tennis
Chris Baum (Charlotte, N.C./Providence H.S.) has advanced to the semifinals of the main draw in singles and joins Adam Whitmer (Shipshewana, Ind./Westview H.S.) in the doubles championship while Michael Woodson (Raleigh, N.C./Ravenscroft H.S.) and Egan Hart (Raleigh, N.C./Ravenscroft H.S.) are both in the consolation draw semifinals following day two of play at the Wright State/Dayton Fall Shootout held at Thomas Cloud Park in Dayton, Ohio.
September 24, 2011 | Volleyball
Valparaiso totaled 13 team blocks Saturday afternoon, including a career-best nine rejections from sophomore Ellen Vanden Berg (Little Chute, Wis./Little Chute), as the Crusaders bounced back with a 3-0 (25-16, 26-24, 25-17) victory over Loyola in Chicago, Ill.
September 23, 2011 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso fought back from a goal down to tie the match with under 15 minutes remaining on Friday evening, but Campbell scored the match-winner with just over five minutes left to down the Crusaders 3-2 at Brown Field on the opening night of the Crusader Classic.
September 23, 2011 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso went 4-4 in singles play and one of the Crusaders’ doubles teams advanced to the semifinals on Friday as the Brown and Gold opened play at the Wright State/Dayton Fall Shootout. A portion of the matches were played outdoors at Thomas Cloud Park before rain forced play indoors at the South Regency Tennis Club.
September 23, 2011 | Women's Basketball
When Mallory Ladd was preparing to make the 275-mile move from her home in Evansville, Ind., to the Valparaiso campus for her freshman year, she was also packing for a 7,000 mile trip around world.
September 23, 2011 | Volleyball
Valparaiso’s first road match of the 2011 Horizon League season did not end on a positive note for the Crusaders, as homestanding Green Bay came out 3-0 (25-17, 25-21, 25-21) victors Friday evening in Green Bay, Wis.
September 22, 2011 | Men's Track & Field, Women's Track & Field
Valparaiso men’s and women’s track and field head coach Ryan Moore announced today the indoor and outdoor schedules for the Crusaders’ 2011-2012 season.
September 22, 2011 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso opens the Horizon League schedule this weekend, traveling to Cleveland State for a Saturday night contest. The game against the Vikings marks the first of three league matchups in the Crusaders’ next four games.
September 21, 2011 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso closes out the non-conference portion of its 2011 schedule this weekend by hosting an in-season tournament for the first time in program history. The Crusaders will face Campbell on Friday evening in the second match of the Crusader Classic, following the contest between IUPUI and Air Force. Valpo then will meet Air Force on Sunday afternoon with IUPUI and Campbell meeting earlier in the day.
September 21, 2011 | Volleyball
After starting Horizon League play with a single mid-week match last week, Valparaiso starts a month-long stretch of nothing but league contests this weekend. The Crusaders make the trek up to Green Bay for a Friday night match before stopping at Loyola Saturday afternoon on their way back to Indiana.
September 20, 2011 | Women's Golf
Valparaiso University finished in seventh place on Tuesday as the Crusaders wrapped up play in their first home golf tournament in program history, the Valpo Invitational, played at The Course at Aberdeen. The Crusaders shot 324 in the final round to finish at 644 for the tournament, just one stroke out of fifth place and four shots out of fourth.
September 19, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso is once again offering its five-game Crusader Plan package for the 2011-2012 men’s basketball season. This year’s five-game Crusader Plan, which is on sale now, features the five “Operation: Pack the ARC” games on the Valpo men’s basketball schedule.
September 19, 2011 | Women's Golf
Hosting a women’s golf tournament for the first time in program history, Valparaiso turned in a stellar opening round of 320 on Monday to finish the opening 18 holes of the Valpo Invitational in third place out of a field of 13 teams at the Course at Aberdeen.
September 19, 2011 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso University midfielder Rachel Hoaglin (Lakeville, Minn./Academy of Holy Angels H.S.) has been named the Horizon League’s Women’s Soccer Player of the Week after extending her goal-scoring streak to four straight matches.
September 19, 2011 | Volleyball
Freshman middle hitter Morgan Beil (St. Louis, Mo./Marquette) has been named the Horizon League Offensive Player of the Week, the league announced Monday morning. It marks the first career weekly honor from the league office for the freshman.
September 18, 2011 | Men's Tennis
Eric Honert (Arvada, Colo./Ralston Valley H.S.) capped off a perfect singles weekend with two more victories on Sunday afternoon as the Crusaders wrapped up play at the Hotels at Grand Prairie Classic in Peoria, Ill.
September 18, 2011 | Men's Soccer
On a windy Sunday afternoon in Kalamazoo, Mich., the Valparaiso men’s soccer team fell behind in the first half and was unable to find the equalizer going against the wind in the second half, eventually falling 2-0 to Western Michigan in the Crusaders’ last game before the start of Horizon League play.
September 18, 2011 | Women's Soccer
Nine different players registered points on Sunday afternoon and Kristen Manski (Saint Charles, Ill./North H.S.) made two saves for her third straight shutout in goal as Valparaiso defeated Bowling Green 4-0 at Cochrane Field in Bowling Green, Ohio.
September 18, 2011 | Men's Golf
Valparaiso shot 292 as a team on Sunday and moved up one place in the team standings to finish seventh overall at the UK Bluegrass Invitational held at the University Club of Kentucky Big Blue Course in Lexington, Ky.
September 17, 2011 | Men's Golf
Valparaiso shot rounds of 301 and 299 for a 36-hole total of 600 on Saturday and sits in an eighth place tie with Horizon League foe Youngstown State at the UK Bluegrass Invitational head at the University Club of Kentucky Big Blue Course in Lexington, Ky.
September 17, 2011 | Men's Tennis
The middle day of play at the Hotels at Grand Prairie Classic in Peoria, Ill. featured four doubles matches as well as a singles contest for Valparaiso University as the Crusaders continued action in their season-opening tournament.
September 17, 2011 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso’s women’s tennis team wrapped up their first fall tournament of the season on Saturday afternoon at the River Forest Tennis Club in River Forest, Ill.
September 17, 2011 | Volleyball
Valparaiso split a pair of hard-fought matches Saturday afternoon to close out early-season tournament action at the DePaul Invitational, falling to Kansas 3-2 (25-18, 27-29, 21-25, 25-16, 15-10) before downing San Diego State 3-0 (25-21, 25-23, 25-22) to finish the tournament in second place.
September 17, 2011 | Football
Valparaiso wrapped up non-conference play on Saturday afternoon suffering a 49-14 loss to Duquesne at Rooney Field in Pittsburgh, Pa.
September 17, 2011 | Women's Cross Country
Freshman Jessica Richardson (Columbus, Ind./North) registered the second top-15 performance of her young career to lead the Valparaiso women’s cross country team as it competed Saturday at the Navy Invitational in Annapolis, Md.
September 17, 2011 | Men's Cross Country
The Valparaiso men’s cross country program split its squad on Saturday for its second weekend of competition this season. Some Crusader runners competed at the Navy Invitational in Annapolis, Md., while others ran at the Knight Invitational, hosted by Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich.
September 16, 2011 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso won five singles matches on the first day of competition at the Hotels at Grand Prarie Classic on Friday to begin a three day tournament hosted by Bradley in Peoria, Ill.
September 16, 2011 | Men's Soccer
Returning home to Brown Field for the first time since the season opener, Valparaiso earned its second straight 1-0 victory Friday night, defeating IUPUI thanks to a strike in the 63rd minute from freshman Eric Nieto (Louisville, Ky./Louisville Collegiate).
September 16, 2011 | Volleyball
Valparaiso had little trouble in its first match of the DePaul Invitational in Chicago, Ill. Friday evening, dispatching of the host Blue Demons in three straight sets (25-14, 25-8, 25-20).
September 16, 2011 | Women's Soccer
Rachel Hoaglin (Lakeville, Minn./Academy of Holy Angels H.S.) scored less than two minutes into the match and Kristen Manski (Saint Charles, Ill./North H.S.) registered her second straight shutout on Friday afternoon as Valparaiso opened Horizon League action with a 1-0 victory over Green Bay at Eastgate Field.
September 16, 2011 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso’s women’s tennis team opened its 2011 fall schedule on Friday afternoon at the River Forest Tournament held at the River Forest Tennis Club in River Forest, Ill.
September 15, 2011 | Women's Tennis
A youthful Valparaiso University women’s tennis team will take to the courts in 2011-2012 as head coach Traci Young has five freshmen and two sophomores among her nine-member roster.
September 15, 2011 | Football
Valparaiso wraps up the non-conference portion of the 2011 schedule on Saturday afternoon traveling to Pittsburgh, Pa. to battle Duquesne. The Crusaders are also wrapping up a two-game road trip before returning to Brown Field in two weeks, following a bye next Saturday, to open Pioneer Football League action.
September 14, 2011 | Volleyball
Freshman Morgan Beil (St. Louis, Mo./Marquette) posted a match-best 12 kills while hitting at a monster .688 clip to lead Valparaiso as it easily swept UIC (25-21, 25-19, 25-13) to open up Horizon League action Wednesday night at the ARC.
September 14, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso men’s basketball head coach Bryce Drew has finalized his staff for the upcoming 2011-2012 season. Jake Diebler is now an assistant coach, joining Roger Powell Jr. and Luke Gore as full-time assistants on the Crusaders’ staff, while Will Phipps has joined the Valpo men’s basketball program as the team’s director of basketball operations.
September 14, 2011 | Women's Tennis
The Valparaiso University women’s tennis team is hosting a service project called Racquet Roundup through October 15.
September 14, 2011 | Men's Soccer
The Valparaiso men’s soccer team returns home for the first time since the season opener Friday evening, hosting former Mid-Con foe IUPUI at Brown Field. The Crusaders then travel to Western Michigan for a Sunday afternoon game, the last before the start of Horizon League play.
September 14, 2011 | Men's Tennis
An experienced Valparaiso University men’s tennis team takes to the court this fall in several tournaments as a tune-up for the spring championship season. Head coach Jim Daugherty returns seven letterwinners and has added a freshman to a team that won nine matches in 2010-2011.
September 13, 2011 | Women's Soccer
After four matches away from home, Valparaiso returns to Eastgate Field on Friday afternoon to face Green Bay in the Horizon League opener for both schools. The Crusaders then step back out of conference play on Sunday with a trip to Ohio to battle Bowling Green.
September 13, 2011 | Volleyball
Valparaiso gets an early start to Horizon League play with a single mid-week match Wednesday night at home against UIC. The Crusaders then compete in their final in-season tournament of the season, facing Kansas and San Diego State as well as the hosts of the DePaul Invitational.
September 12, 2011 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team is looking for girls age 7-12 to help serve as a ball girl during the 2011-2012 season.
September 11, 2011 | Women's Soccer
A pair of goals less than three minutes apart midway through the first half proved to be the only scoring on Sunday afternoon, but it was more than enough for Valparaiso as the Crusaders registered their second shutout of the season, 2-0, over Eastern Illinois at Lakeside Field in Charleston, Ill.
September 11, 2011 | Women's Golf
Valparaiso improved by seven strokes as a team during Sunday’s final round of the IU Fall Kick-off and finished in fifth place overall with a two round total of 665 (336-329) at the IU Golf Course in Bloomington, Ind.
September 11, 2011 | Men's Soccer
As time was winding down in regulation Sunday afternoon in DeKalb, Ill., it was a senior who stepped up big for Valparaiso, as Chadd Sult (South Bend, Ind./John Adams) found the back of the net with just 17 seconds left to play to give the Crusaders a thrilling 1-0 victory over Northwestern in the finale of the niu Adidas Invitational. Valpo concluded the tournament in second place out of the four participating teams.
September 11, 2011 | Volleyball
Valparaiso battled on Notre Dame’s home court with the host Fighting Irish in the finale of the Golden Dome Invitational Sunday afternoon, but in the end, it was Notre Dame defeating Valpo by a 3-0 (25-20, 25-21, 25-21) count. Freshman Morgan Beil (St. Louis, Mo./Marquette) represented the Crusaders on the All-Tournament Team.
September 10, 2011 | Women's Golf
Valparaiso’s women’s golf team teed off for the first time during the 2011-2012 season on Saturday afternoon, and sits in fifth place at the IU Fall Kick-off held at the IU Golf Course in Bloomington, Ind. The Crusaders posted a first round score of 336.
September 10, 2011 | Football
Valparaiso opened up the road portion of the 2011 football schedule on Saturday afternoon at Stambaugh Stadium in Youngstown, Ohio dropping a 77-13 decision to Youngstown State.
September 10, 2011 | Volleyball
Valparaiso took the opening set from Lipscomb Saturday afternoon in Notre Dame, Ind. at the Golden Dome Invitational, but could not slow down the Bisons’ offensive attack in the last three frames as Valpo fell by a 3-1 final (21-25, 25-17, 25-21, 25-23).
September 09, 2011 | Men's Soccer
A goal by Isaac Kannah in the 85th minute proved to be the difference on Friday evening, as Valparaiso fell to #20 Northern Illinois, 1-0, in its first match at the NIU adidas Invitational in DeKalb, Ill.
September 09, 2011 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso continued its four-match road trip on Friday evening, but returned to the Hoosier State and battled IUPUI to a 1-1 deadlock at Kuntz Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind.
September 09, 2011 | Volleyball
Valparaiso put together a solid offensive team effort, hitting .297 for the match, and came up with key points at the end of all three sets as the Crusaders earned a 3-0 (25-21, 25-23, 25-21) sweep of Portland Friday afternoon in Notre Dame, Ind.
September 09, 2011 | Women's Golf
The 2011-2012 women’s golf season begins with a great deal of optimism for the Valparaiso Crusaders. Mat Blair has taken over the helm of the third year program, which finished sixth at the Horizon League Championships, and he inherits eight letterwinners and one new freshman. Valpo looks to continue the steady improvement that the program has shown since it was formed prior to the 2009-2010 campaign.
September 08, 2011 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball program will be hosting an alumni event, including a softball game and a cookout, on the Saturday of Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 1.
September 08, 2011 | Volleyball
Valparaiso makes the short trip east to the University of Notre Dame this weekend to compete at the Golden Dome Invitational. The Crusaders will face Portland on Friday afternoon and Lipscomb on Saturday afternoon before closing tournament action against the host Irish on Sunday.
September 07, 2011 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso University women’s basketball program will host its 17th annual Fall Coaches’ Clinic on September 23-24 at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The event will feature three collegiate head coaches as well as the Crusader women’s coaching staff.
September 07, 2011 | Football
After posting their high offensive output since 2008 last Saturday, Valparaiso takes to the road for the first time in 2011 traveling to Youngstown State to battle a traditional NCAA I-FCS national power. This week’s contest is the second of three straight non-conference games to open the season for the Crusaders prior to the start of Pioneer Football League action in October.
September 07, 2011 | Men's Soccer
The Valparaiso men’s soccer team competes in its second tournament in as many weeks this weekend, heading to Northern Illinois for the NIU adidas Invitational. The Crusaders face off against the host Huskies, ranked 20th nationally, on Friday evening before taking on Big Ten foe Northwestern on Sunday afternoon.
September 07, 2011 | Softball
A trip through the Southwest for the first time in program history highlights the early-season schedule, and Valparaiso will also host 17 home games this season as Valpo head coach Jordan Stevens announced today the Crusaders’ 2012 softball schedule.
September 06, 2011 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso wraps up its four-match road trip this weekend with a pair of contests. The Crusaders head south to Indianapolis on Friday evening for a date against former Mid-Continent Conference foe IUPUI before traveling on to Charleston, Ill. on Sunday for a clash with the Panthers of Eastern Illinois.
September 06, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso men’s basketball head coach Bryce Drew announced today the Crusaders’ schedule for the 2011-2012 season, a schedule which features 17 home games, at least five games against NCAA Tournament teams from a year ago and at least four national television broadcasts.
September 05, 2011 | Baseball
Valparaiso University baseball coach Tracy Woodson has released the Crusaders’ 2012 baseball schedule which features 21 home games, including a nine-game homestand to wrap up the regular season.
September 05, 2011 | Men's Soccer
The Valparaiso men’s soccer team placed a pair of players on the Duquesne Invitational All-Tournament Team, as fifth-year senior Stefan Antonijevic (Buffalo Grove, Ill./Stevenson [College of Lake County/Marquette]) and junior Kevin Miller (Jefferson City, Mo./Helias) represented the Crusaders for their efforts on the pitch over the course of Valpo’s two matches.
September 04, 2011 | Men's Golf
Kyle Henning (Brookfield, Wis./East H.S.) carded a three-under par 69 on Sunday to lead Valparaiso as the Crusaders moved up five spots in the team standings to finish in fourth place overall at the Fossum Invitational at Forest Akers Golf Course in East Lansing, Mich.
September 04, 2011 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso wrapped up play at the Liberty Invitational on Sunday afternoon, dropping a 3-1 match to the host Flames of Liberty at Osborne Stadium in Lynchburg, Va.
September 04, 2011 | Men's Soccer
Despite playing a goal down for the majority of the game Sunday, the Valparaiso men’s soccer team got the equalizer off the foot of sophomore Todd Vervynckt (Plymouth, Ind./Plymouth) in the 73rd minute and went on to earn a 1-1 double-overtime draw with Big East foe Pittsburgh Sunday to conclude play at the Duquesne Invitational in Pittsburgh, Pa.
September 04, 2011 | Football
Valparaiso jumped out to a 14-point lead midway through the second quarter but Franklin rallied with three second half touchdowns and defeated the Crusaders 49-35 on a rainy Saturday evening at Brown Field in the season opener on the second annual Communiversity Day.
September 03, 2011 | Men's Golf
Valparaiso opened the 2011-2012 men’s golf season on Saturday afternoon at Forest Akers Golf Course in East Lansing, Mich. and currently sits in ninth place with a 36-hole total of 604 following day one play.
September 03, 2011 | Volleyball
Valparaiso used all facets of the game to earn a pair of victories on Saturday at the ARC, putting forth a stellar defensive effort in a 3-1 (25-14, 26-28, 25-12, 25-20) victory over Texas A&M-CC in the morning before dominating offensively in a 3-1 (26-24, 25-21, 18-25, 25-20) win over Evansville in the afternoon. The pair of victories gave the Crusaders second place in the Marriott Volley Brawl, while senior Amy Groesbeck (Wheaton, Ill./North) and junior Taylor Root (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) represented Valpo on the All-Tournament Team.
September 02, 2011 | Men's Soccer
Junior Jaymie Bullard (Naperville, Ill./Neuqua Valley) equalized for the Valparaiso men’s soccer team just 14 seconds into the second half of play Friday night in Pittsburgh, Pa., but Duquesne knocked home the eventual match-winner in the 69th minute for a 2-1 victory in the Crusaders’ first match at the Duquesne Invitational.
September 02, 2011 | Volleyball
Hosting a tournament at the ARC for the first time since 2007, the Valparaiso volleyball team split a pair of sweeps on the first day of action at the Marriott Volley Brawl. The Crusaders opened the tournament with a 3-0 (25-15, 25-15, 25-8) victory over Murray State before falling in the day’s final match, 3-0 (25-16, 25-23, 25-19), to Ball State.
September 02, 2011 | Women's Cross Country
Freshman Jessica Richardson (Columbus, Ind./North) debuted with a bang Friday afternoon at the Crusader Open at Sunset Hills Park, running to a 14th place finish to lead the Valparaiso women’s cross country squad.
September 02, 2011 | Men's Cross Country
Junior Wally Bradford (Mukwonago, Wis./Mukwonago) ran to a 13th-place finish Friday at the season-opening Crusader Open to pace the Valparaiso men’s cross country team.
September 02, 2011 | Women's Soccer
Janine Lytle (Wooster, Ohio/Wooster H.S.) scored her first goal of the season and Valparaiso posted its first shutout of the season on Friday afternoon as the Crusaders defeated Coastal Carolina 1-0 at Osborne Stadium in Lynchburg, Va. to open the Liberty Invitational.
September 01, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso men’s basketball head coach Bryce Drew announced today that Bobby Capobianco, a 6’9”, 250 lb. forward from Loveland, Ohio, has transferred from Indiana University to Valparaiso and has joined the Crusaders’ men’s basketball program. Capobianco must sit out the 2011-2012 season due to NCAA transfer regulations, and will have two seasons of eligibility remaining beginning with the 2012-2013 campaign.
September 01, 2011 | Men's Cross Country
Three of the Valparaiso men’s cross country team’s top five runners from a season ago highlight a solid group of returnees, while a contingent of four newcomers joins the squad as well as the Crusaders prepare to open the 2011 cross country season.
September 01, 2011 | Women's Cross Country
A small and youthful squad will take to the cross country trails this year, as the Valparaiso women’s cross country team prepares for the start of the 2011 season this weekend.
August 31, 2011 | Men's Soccer
The Valparaiso men’s soccer team hits the road for the first time in 2011 this weekend, traveling to Pittsburgh, Pa. to take on Pitt and the host Dukes as part of the Duquesne Invitational. The Crusaders enter the weekend coming off of a record-setting performance last Friday night.
August 31, 2011 | Volleyball
Valparaiso hosts an in-season tournament at the ARC this weekend for the first time since 2007, bringing in Ball State, Evansville, Murray State and Texas A&M-CC for the Marriott Volley Brawl. The five-team round-robin tournament features four matches for the Crusaders, who enter the weekend on a three-match winning streak.
August 31, 2011 | Football
The 2011 football season kicks off on Saturday evening at Brown Field in Valparaiso as the Crusaders take on instate foe Franklin under the lights. The season opener is also part of Communiversity Day on the Valpo campus, with a wide variety of activities taking place leading up to kickoff between the Crusaders and Grizzlies.
August 30, 2011 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso ventures away from Northwest Indiana for the first time in 2011 this weekend to begin a four-game road trip. The Brown and Gold will head to Lynchburg, Va. for the Liberty Invitational for a pair of matches. The Crusaders will face Coastal Carolina in a neutral site contest on Friday before battling the host Flames on Sunday afternoon.
August 30, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso men’s basketball head coach Bryce Drew announced today that senior Cameron Witt (Launceston, Tasmania, Australia/Launceston) will not compete during the 2011-2012 season in order to focus on finishing his degree. Witt will not apply for a redshirt year, thus completing his Valpo career.
August 30, 2011 | Men's Golf
Valparaiso’s men’s golf team returns to the links this fall for the first time under new head coach Dave Gring, looking for continued improvement in just the third season since the program was resurrected.
August 29, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso men’s basketball head coach Bryce Drew announced today that Vashil Fernandez, a 6’11” center from Kingston, Jamaica, has joined the Crusaders’ men’s basketball program for the 2011-2012 season.
August 29, 2011 | Volleyball
Junior Taylor Root (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) picked up her sixth career Player of the Week honor from the Horizon League office on Monday, receiving Defensive Player of the Week accolades for her efforts on the back line at the WVU Mountaineer Invitational last weekend. Root’s six career weekly honors are tied for second-most in Horizon League history.
August 29, 2011 | Volleyball
Senior Jenny Pokorny (Geneva, Ill./Geneva) and junior Taylor Root (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) represented Valparaiso on the WVU Mountaineer Invitational All-Tournament Team as they helped lead the Crusaders to a 3-1 mark at their season-opening tournament.
August 28, 2011 | Women's Soccer
Evansville found the back of the net in the 89th minute for the lone goal of the match on Sunday afternoon, giving the Purple Aces a 1-0 victory over Valparaiso at Eastgate Field.
August 27, 2011 | Volleyball
Valparaiso closed out play at the WVU Mountaineer Invitational in Morgantown, W.V. on Saturday by cruising to a pair of sweeps, downing Robert Morris early in the afternoon (25-12, 25-23, 25-9) before taking down New Hampshire (25-17, 25-17, 25-11) to conclude tournament action.
August 26, 2011 | Volleyball
Valparaiso rallied from down two sets to one to post a 3-2 (25-16, 21-25, 19-25, 26-24, 15-12) victory over tournament host West Virginia to earn a split of its first day of play Friday at the WVU Mountaineer Invitational in Morgantown, W.V. #21 Ohio State defeated the Crusaders in their season opener, 3-0 (25-22, 25-16, 25-22).
August 26, 2011 | Men's Soccer
Eight different Crusaders found the back of the net Friday night, while 23 players in all took the field, as the Valparaiso men’s soccer team opened the 2011 season with an 8-0 victory at Brown Field over Calumet College of Saint Joseph.
August 25, 2011 | Men's Soccer
The Valparaiso men’s soccer team gets the 2011 season underway this Friday, Aug. 26 as the Crusaders host Calumet College on the pitch at Brown Field at 7:30 p.m. Valpo enters the 2011 campaign coming off of back-to-back winning seasons for the first time in program history.
August 25, 2011 | Volleyball
Valparaiso kicks off the 2011 volleyball season this weekend in Morgantown, W.V., playing four matches as part of the WVU Mountaineer Invitational. The Crusaders enter the season in search of their tenth consecutive 20-win campaign.
August 24, 2011 | Men's Soccer
The Valparaiso men’s soccer program looks to continue its winning tradition entering the 2011 campaign, coming off of back-to-back winning seasons for the first time in program history. It will be a talented, experienced group taking to the pitch for the Crusaders, as 21 letterwinners, including seven starters, return from last year’s squad as Valpo takes aim at the top of the Horizon League standings.
August 24, 2011 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso volleyball squad has been predicted to finish in a tie for third place in the Horizon League in 2011, as chosen by the league’s nine head coaches. The Crusaders picked up one first-place vote and tallied 51 points, finishing just one point out of the second position.
August 24, 2011 | Women's Soccer
After playing the first two matches on the turf of Brown Field last weekend, Valparaiso wraps up its season-opening three-match homestand on Sunday afternoon on the grass of Eastgate Field as the Crusaders entertain instate foe Evansville.
August 24, 2011 | Football
As the 2011 football season gets set to kick off, the Valparaiso Crusaders look to continue rebuilding their program and moving up in the Pioneer Football League standings. Head coach Dale Carlson returns for year two at the helm of the Brown and Gold. He returns more than 40 letterwinners from one year ago, including six starters on each side of the football, and has brought in 46 freshmen as well as a couple of transfers.
August 23, 2011 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso volleyball program’s tradition of excellence rolled on in 2010, as the Crusaders won 27 matches and advanced to the Horizon League Championship match for the second time in four years. It marked Valpo’s ninth consecutive 20-win season, making the Crusaders one of just 12 teams nationwide to have won 20 or more matches nine straight years. With 11 letterwinners, including four starters, returning in 2011, hopes are high for Valpo to capture a Horizon League title and extend its stretch of 20-win campaigns.
August 23, 2011 | Athletics
Valparaiso's entire athletics family came together on Monday evening for its annual student-athlete picnic at Brown Field.
August 22, 2011 | Softball
Valparaiso softball head coach Jordan Stevens and the Crusader softball program will be hosting a one-day fall softball camp on Saturday, September 17 from 9:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m. The camp, open to athletes in grades 9-12, is a new and exciting style of camp designed to provide athletes a close-up look as to what a typical day in the life of a college athlete is like, with a focus on the softball aspects.
August 22, 2011 | Men's Tennis
Head coach Jim Daugherty’s men’s tennis squad will compete in four events during the fall as Valparaiso University has announced its 2011 fall schedule.
August 22, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Juniors Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) and Richie Edwards (Lakeland, Fla./Lakeland [Hillsborough C.C.]) led the Australia and New Zealand teams, respectively, in scoring as men’s basketball competition concluded Monday at the 26th World University Games in Shenzhen, China.
August 21, 2011 | Women's Soccer
Luisa Desario (Bartlett, Ill./Bartlett H.S.) and Rachel Hoaglin (Lakeville, Minn./Academy of Holy Angels H.S.) each tallied a goal and an assist and four different Crusaders scored goals lifting Valparaiso to a 4-2 victory over IPFW on Sunday afternoon at Brown Field.
August 20, 2011 | Men's Soccer
The Valparaiso men’s soccer team took to the pitch against outside competition for the first time in the 2011 season Saturday night at Brown Field, out-shooting Oakland 12-4 as the exhibition contest ended in a 0-0 draw.
August 19, 2011 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso opened its 19th season of women’s soccer at home on Friday evening at Brown Field, but came up short in its bid for victory, falling 1-0 to Morehead State.
August 18, 2011 | Football
Valparaiso University’s football team will wrap up training camp on Saturday with the Brown-Gold intrasquad scrimmage at Brown Field beginning at 2 p.m.
August 17, 2011 | Women's Soccer
A three-match homestand to kick off the 2011 season of Valparaiso University women’s soccer opens on Friday evening at Brown Field as the Crusaders host Morehead State. The homestand continues for the Brown and Gold on Sunday as the Crusaders entertain IPFW, also at Brown Field.
August 17, 2011 | Women's Bowling
Valparaiso University director of athletics Mark LaBarbera announced today that Matt Nantais has been hired to serve as head coach of the Crusader bowling program.
August 16, 2011 | Athletics
Three prominent Valparaiso athletic figures were among 30 people honored by The Summit League on Tuesday, as the league released its list of Top 30 Distinguished Contributors from the Division I era, in honor of its 30th Anniversary Season. Bryce Drew, Dr. Homer Drew and Dr. William Steinbrecher represented Valparaiso on the list of honorees.
August 14, 2011 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso wrapped up the exhibition portion of the 2011 schedule on Sunday afternoon, suffering a 1-0 setback to Kent State at Eastgate Field.
August 13, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso showed a great deal of improvement in its final game in China on Friday, despite falling to Zhejiang Chouzhou 71-61 in Hangzhou.
August 12, 2011 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso opened up the exhibition portion of its 2011 schedule on Friday afternoon, playing Western Michigan to a 2-2 draw at the WMU Soccer Complex in Kalamazoo, Mich.
August 12, 2011 | Men's Soccer
The Valparaiso University men’s soccer team has been predicted to finish in a tie for fourth place in the Horizon League in 2011, as chosen by the league’s nine head coaches and announced by the League office today.
August 12, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso continued its foreign tour on Thursday evening with its second of three games in Hangzhou, China, falling to Zhejiang Chouzhou 76-51.
August 11, 2011 | Women's Soccer
A talented and experienced women’s soccer team will take the field for Valparaiso University this fall as the Crusaders look to move back up the Horizon League standings and return to the conference tournament at season’s end. Head coach John Marovich returns for his fourth season at the helm of the Brown and Gold, returning 19 letterwinners, including 10 starters, from last year’s squad. Valpo has been predicted to finish seventh overall, but looks to surprise the prognosticators with a top half finish in the conference.
August 11, 2011 | Football, Volleyball
Valparaiso University invites the Northwest Indiana community to celebrate the second annual Communiversity Day on Saturday, Sept. 3 which includes the football home opener against Franklin as well as volleyball’s Marriot Volley Brawl tournament.
August 10, 2011 | Baseball
The Valparaiso University baseball program will hold their annual Parents/Alumni/Friends Day on Saturday, Sept. 24 with a golf outing in the afternoon and bowling in the evening.
August 10, 2011 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso men’s soccer head coach Mike Avery announced today that two former Crusaders have returned to Valpo, as J.J. Del Castillo and Steve Shively round out the Crusader coaching staff entering the 2011 season.
August 10, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso's women's basketball team began its foreign tour in China on Tuesday afternoon (Aug. 9) with a 110-61 victory over Zhejiang University of Technology in a unique format.
August 09, 2011 | Softball
The Valparaiso University softball program will be holding walk-on tryouts on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011 from 3-5 p.m. at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.
August 09, 2011 | Men's Golf
Valparaiso University's men's golf team has been named an All-Academic Team by the Golf Coaches Association of America for their efforts in the classroom over the 2010-2011 season.
August 09, 2011 | Men's Swimming & Diving, Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso's swimming and diving teams will compete in 12 different events over the course of the upcoming season as the 2011-2012 schedule has been announced.
August 08, 2011 | Volleyball
Valparaiso volleyball fans will get their first chance to catch a glimpse of the 2011 Crusaders in action, while at the same time welcoming back some of the players who have helped build the program into what it is today, as Valpo hosts an Alumni Match at the Athletics-Recreation Center this Saturday, August 13 at 5 p.m. The match is open to the public and is free of charge.
August 08, 2011 | Football
Valparaiso University has been projected to finish in 10th place in the Pioneer Football League for the 2011 season according to the preseason balloting done by the league's head coaches.
August 08, 2011 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso University has been predicted to finish in seventh place in the Horizon League's 2011 preseason women's soccer poll according to the voting done by the league's head coaches.
August 04, 2011 | Softball
Valparaiso softball head coach Jordan Stevens announced today that Leslie Malerich, who pitched Merrillville H.S. to the 1997 IHSAA state title and went on to play for the Italian national team, most notably in the 2004 Olympics, has joined the Crusader coaching staff as an assistant coach. Stevens also announced that former Crusader KC Boldt will return as a graduate assistant as well.
August 03, 2011 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso University's women's soccer team became the first Crusader athletics team to report to campus for the 2011-2012 school year on Wednesday afternoon.
July 29, 2011 | Women's Golf
Valparaiso University's women's golf team will host its first tournament since the program was founded with the Chi-po Classic being held Sept. 19-20 at the Course at Aberdeen.
July 28, 2011 | Men's Golf
Valparaiso University head men's golf coach David Gring has announced that the Crusaders will compete in four tournaments as part of the Brown and Gold's fall 2011 season.
July 27, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Fifteen home games at the Athletics-Recreation Center along with a Thanksgiving weekend tournament at the University of Colorado highlight Valparaiso University's 2011-2011 women's basketball schedule which has been released by head coach Keith Freeman.
July 26, 2011 | Women's Basketball
Fans are invited to follow along as the Valparaiso University women's basketball team begins preparations for its international trip to China with a blog chronicling the adventures from the beginning of the 10 summer practices through the return to the United States following the trip.
July 26, 2011 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso University's women's tennis team will take to the courts five times during the months of September and October as head coach Traci Young has announced the Crusaders' fall schedule.
July 25, 2011 | Women's Bowling
Valparaiso bowling student manager Tyler Vostry has earned a spot on the United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Junior Team USA 2012 after a stellar performance at the 2011 USBC Junior Gold Championships earlier this month.
July 25, 2011 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso University's Justine Barnes (Rochester Hills, Mich./Adams H.S.) won the mile race of the Venetian Festival's Marathon Swim held at Tiscornia Beach in Saint Joseph, Mich.
July 21, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Former Valparaiso forward Cory Johnson (Duluth, Minn./Duluth East [Iowa State]) has signed a professional contract with the WCAA Giants of the Dutch Basketball League. Johnson becomes the 33rd Crusader since 1993 to advance to the professional ranks.
July 21, 2011 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso University volleyball program received the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award for the 2010-2011 academic year, as announced by the AVCA this week. It marks the seventh time in the last eight seasons that the Crusaders have earned the award.
July 20, 2011 | Baseball
Valparaiso head baseball coach Tracy Woodson has added seven more commitments as well as two Division I transfers to the incoming class of 2011.
July 20, 2011 | Football
Valparaiso University punter Greg Wood (Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville H.S.) has earned Preseason First Team All-Pioneer Football League honors while tight end Kevin Becker (Cincinnati, Ohio/Anderson H.S.), offensive lineman Ferdinand Velez (Chicago, Ill./Saint Patrick H.S.), and linebacker Cody Gokan (Round Lake, Ill./Mundelein H.S.) were named Preseason Second Team All-PFL in Phil Steele's 2011 FCS College Football Preview.
July 19, 2011 | Athletics
The Athletics-Recreation Center will be getting an upgrade this summer, as a YESCO four-sided ceiling hung display sign, featuring video boards on all four sides, will be installed above center court in the arena, home of Valparaiso's men's and women's basketball and volleyball teams.
July 18, 2011 | Men's Soccer
The Valparaiso men's soccer program was well represented as the Carolina Railhawks U23 side won the USASA U23 National Cup Championship this past weekend in Bowling Green, Ky.
July 13, 2011 | Baseball
Four Valparaiso University players were selected this past week to compete in their summer baseball league's All-Star Game.
July 12, 2011 | Men's Cross Country, Women's Cross Country
Four races, 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' 2011 schedule today.
July 07, 2011 | Men's Soccer
Five Valparaiso men's soccer players, including four who return to the Crusaders in 2011, are on the roster of the Carolina RailHawks U23 side which won the USASA Region III U23 Men's Cup to advance to the USASA U23 Men's National Championship, starting on July 15.
July 07, 2011 | Men's Basketball
Two Valparaiso men's basketball players are on national team rosters for the 26th World University Games, to be contested Aug. 11-23 in Shenzhen, China. Junior Ryan Broekhoff will be suiting up for Australia, while incoming junior Richie Edwards has been named to the New Zealand squad.
July 06, 2011 | Men's Soccer, Athletics
Ten Valparaiso University student-athletes received the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Awards as selected by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine. The award recognizes minority undergraduate students who have made achieving both academically and athletically a winning combination.
July 06, 2011 | Women's Bowling
Valparaiso University director of athletics Mark LaBarbera has announced that Shon Washington has submitted his resignation as the head bowling coach at Valparaiso University.
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 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19 Milwaukee 5
Softball Oakland 4 8 inn.
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Tennis Cleveland State 5 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20 12th/15 (314)
Baseball Kalamazoo 3 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21 Valpo 10
Baseball Ohio Northern 2 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22 Valpo 1
Softball Valpo 3 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 1
Softball Valpo 5 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 4
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. UIC
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26, 3:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
W 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
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Chicago State Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Indiana (resumption of suspended game)
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 2, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 3, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 1:00 p.m. Green Bay
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 3:00 p.m. Green Bay