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Crusaders Pick Up Another Addition for 2012-2013

Friday, June 29, 2012

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.

Wolever helped Charlotte to the state title as a team as a junior in 2011, a year in which she also finished fifth individually at the state tournament. The 2009 Lansing State Journal Bowler of the Year and a member of the Lansing State Journal's All-Decade Team, Wolever also earned Second Team All-State honors once to go with her three First Team nods. A four-team All-Conference honoree as well, she was the individual regional champion in 2009, a year in which she also finished fifth at states. Wolever capped her career by being named a finalist for the 2012 Detroit Athletic Club Female Athlete of the Year, the first bowler to ever be a finalist.

“Raychel is going to be a great addition to the team this upcoming season,” said Nantais. “She has a very strong work ethic on the lanes as well as in the classroom. Raychel has had a great high school career and looking for her to continue her high level of performance at Valpo.”

The addition of Wolever gives the Crusaders five newcomers for the 2012-2013 season, coming off of their first appearance in the NCAA Championship last year.

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