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June 27, 2013 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso University men’s soccer standout Kyle Zobeck (Coralville, Iowa/Iowa City West) has been named the male recipient of the Horizon League’s 2012-2013 Cecil N. Coleman Medal of Honor, the league office announced Thursday, June 27.
June 26, 2013 | Athletics
Valparaiso had 106 student-athletes honored as members of the Horizon League Fall Academic Honor Roll and 104 student-athletes named to the league's Spring Academic Honor Roll, as announced by the league office this week. Both numbers led all nine Horizon League institutions.
June 25, 2013 | Women's Bowling
Four members of the Valparaiso women's bowling team earned All-Academic recognition from the National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA) for the 2012-2013 campaign.
June 21, 2013 | Volleyball
One of just 11 volleyball programs in the nation to win at least 20 matches every season since 2002, Valparaiso will be in search of its 12th straight 20-win campaign in 2013, facing a schedule announced today by Crusader head coach Carin Avery. The schedule is highlighted by a five-team tournament the Crusaders will host at the ARC during the second weekend of regular season action.
June 20, 2013 | Men's Cross Country, Women's Cross Country
Valparaiso cross country head coach Mike Straubel announced today the incoming freshman class for the Crusaders' program in 2013, with eight male and five female newcomers. Among the newcomers are Crown Point H.S. graduate Dan Walters and Conner Ennis, who attended Chesterton H.S. for two years.
June 20, 2013 | Baseball
As two-time defending Horizon League champions, the Valparaiso baseball program isn't resting on its laurels, as many Crusaders are preparing for next season by spending their summer sharpening their skills in collegiate wood-bat leagues from coast to coast.
June 19, 2013 | Women's Soccer
Ten home matches highlight the 2013 schedule for the Valparaiso women's soccer program, as released today by head coach John Marovich. Be sure to check out Marovich's thoughts on the schedule in the attached video.
June 17, 2013 | Football
Valparaiso football head coach Dale Carlson announced today that Mike Gravier has been hired to join the Crusader coaching staff for the 2013 season. Gravier will serve as assistant head coach and offensive line coach for Valpo, and will also be the run game coordinator.
June 17, 2013 | Baseball, Men's Golf, Men's Tennis, Men's Track & Field, Softball, Women's Golf, Women's Track & Field, Athletics
Valparaiso placed 19 student-athletes over seven sports on the Horizon League's 2013 Spring Academic All-League Teams, as announced by the league office. The 19 honorees tied for the most from any league institution.
June 13, 2013 | Baseball
Valparaiso closer Karch Kowalczyk (Peru, Ill./La Salle-Peru) earned another honor for his strong 2013 season on Thursday, as he was named to the ABCA/Rawlings Second Team All-Mideast Region.
June 10, 2013 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso men's tennis head coach Jim Daugherty has a quartet of talented newcomers joining the program next season, and on Monday, the incoming class earned national recognition, as TennisRecruiting.net tabbed the Crusaders' incoming freshman class as the #22 mid-major recruiting class nationwide.
June 10, 2013 | Volleyball
Valparaiso volleyball head coach Carin Avery returned to her alma mater on Sunday as the commencement speaker at Mishawaka High School's graduation ceremony.
June 08, 2013 | Baseball
Valparaiso senior second baseman Tanner Vavra (Menomonie, Wis./Menomonie [Madison]) became the fourth Crusader in the last four seasons to be drafted in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, as he was chosen in the 30th round by the Minnesota Twins with the 890th overall pick.
June 06, 2013 | Men's Soccer
Six matches against teams which made the NCAA Tournament last season highlight the 2013 schedule for the Valparaiso men's soccer program, as released today by head coach Mike Avery. Be sure to check out Avery's thoughts on the schedule in the attached video.
June 05, 2013 | Athletics
Six athletic teams from Valparaiso University have received the NCAA Public Recognition Award for outstanding academic performance.
June 03, 2013 | Baseball
Starting pitcher Cole Webb and shortstop Spencer Mahoney were named to Bloomington's All-Tournament Team on Sunday. Webb held #13 Indiana to one run in seven innings, Mahoney went 5-for-12 with a home run in three games.
June 02, 2013 | Baseball
Governors score a run in five separate innings, end Valpo's season at 32-28. Loss caps off a season that included a second Horizon League championship and an NCAA Regional win for the first time since 1966.
June 01, 2013 | Baseball
Down 4-1, Crusaders storm back for four runs in the bottom of the seventh to eliminate the Florida Gators. Kyle Wormington earned the win out of the bullpen, and Spencer Mahoney hit his first career home run as Valpo secured its first win in an NCAA Regional since 1966.
May 31, 2013 | Baseball
Andrew Bain went 3-for-4 with two runs scored. Cole Webb threw seven innings of one-run ball. However, Hoosiers plate four in the bottom of the 9th to steal 5-4 win from the Crusaders. Facing elimination, Valpo will play Florida on Saturday afternoon at 2 pm ET/1 pm CT.
May 30, 2013 | Baseball
Woodson, Webb, Vavra addressed media after practice at Bart Kaufman Field in Bloomington.
May 30, 2013 | Baseball
Riding a seven-game winning streak, Valpo enters Friday's NCAA Regional tilt versus #13 Indiana looking for its first Tournament win since 1966. Junior Cole Webb (5-7, 3.59) will make his 15th start of the season for the Crusaders as he takes on the Hoosiers and 6'10'' RHP Aaron Slegers (9-1, 1.93).
May 30, 2013 | Men's Soccer
A pair of former Valparaiso men's soccer standouts, Stefan Antonijevic and Kyle Zobeck, saw their respective professional clubs meet earlier this week in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. in the third round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
May 30, 2013 | Athletics
Valparaiso University’s Office of Continuing Education will offer two courses emphasizing ethical leadership in sports as part of its Coaching Certificate program in July, including one course taught by former Valpo men's basketball coach Dr. Homer Drew.
May 27, 2013 | Baseball
Valparaiso, Indiana, Austin Peay, and Florida will all meet at Bart Kaufman Field in Bloomington, Indiana this weekend for the NCAA Regionals. Tickets go on sale Tuesday morning.
May 27, 2013 | Baseball
Valpo will open postseason versus host Indiana. Opening game will be Friday at 7 pm ET/6 pm CT.
May 26, 2013 | Baseball
Valpo baseball team will learn where it is heading for the NCAA Regionals during the Selection Show Monday morning at 11:00 am. Fans are welcome to watch along with them at Wings Etc.
May 26, 2013 | Baseball
Dalton Lundeen provided the pitching and Chris Manning supplied the big hit as Valpo tops Wright State 3-0 in Championship Game to cap a dizzying race through the Horizon League Conference Tournament. Crusaders will learn their postseason fate Monday at 11:00am during the NCAA Selection Show.
May 25, 2013 | Baseball
Valpo scores five in a wild first inning; DeBoo turns in outstanding pitching performance as the Brown and Gold return to the Horizon League Championship Game. Valpo will face winner of the Milwaukee/Wright State game for a return trip to the NCAA Tournament. First pitch is at 11:00am ET/10:00am CT.
May 24, 2013 | Men's Track & Field
Sophomore Jeremy Getz (Colorado Springs, Colo.) participated in the javelin throw at the NCAA East Regional Championships in Greensboro, N.C. on Friday.
May 24, 2013 | Baseball
Crusaders have Friday off; #3 Valpo will play #1 Milwaukee Saturday morning 11am ET/10am CT.
May 23, 2013 | Baseball
An 8-2 lead shrivels to 8-7, but Crusaders advance to Saturday's semifinal game versus #4 Wright State/#1 Milwaukee. Five Valpo batters enjoy multi-hit games as Crusaders solve Michelson; Kowalczyk shuts door for his tenth save of the season.
May 23, 2013 | Women's Bowling
Valparaiso bowling head coach Matt Nantais announced today the addition of six newcomers to the Crusader program for the 2013-2014 season.
May 21, 2013 | Baseball
#3 Valpo and #2 UIC duel Thursday morning at 11 am ET/10 am CT in both team's first game of the Horizon League Conference Tournament. The meeting is the 16th between the Crusaders and the Flames in the last 13 1/2 months.
May 21, 2013 | Baseball
Ten Crusaders recognized by Horizon League for their play in 2013; Karch Kowalczyk named Relief Pitcher of the Year. Valpo tied first-place Milwaukee for most recipients in the League.
May 20, 2013 | Baseball
Junior outfielder hit his third home run of the season Saturday in a 3-2 over Youngstown State. For the week, he scored three runs, stole a base, and hit .313 helping the Crusaders win all four of their games.
May 20, 2013 | Softball
The two-time Horizon League champion Valparaiso softball program will be hosting three camps this summer, covering players at all grade levels.
May 20, 2013 | Football
Valparaiso football graduated senior Mike Gerton (Mundelein, Ill./Mundelein) was among the 703 total players selected nationwide as members of the 2013 National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) Hampshire Honor Society.
May 18, 2013 | Men's Golf
The Crusader men’s golf team posted a team score of 310 in Saturday’s final round of the NCAA Columbus Regional at The Ohio State University Golf Club in Columbus, Ohio.
May 18, 2013 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball team earned its first NCAA Tournament victory in program history Saturday afternoon, defeating Central Michigan 7-4 in an elimination game in Ann Arbor, Mich. By virtue of the win, the Crusaders lived to play another elimination game, but Valpo fell in the final game of the day to #18/22 California 6-0, as Jolene Henderson tossed a no-hitter.
May 18, 2013 | Baseball
Wormington induces game-ending double play with bases loaded in the 9th; Crusaders hang on 3-2. Valpo will face UIC Thursday morning at 11:00 am ET/10:00 am CT in Niles, Ohio in the Horizon League Conference Tournament.
May 17, 2013 | Softball
In its opening game of the Ann Arbor Regional of the 2013 NCAA Tournament, Valparaiso held #7/8 Michigan to its second-fewest runs scored at home this season, but the Crusaders could muster just two hits as the Wolverines downed Valpo by a 5-0 final. The Crusaders will take on Central Michigan at 1:30 p.m. CT on Saturday afternoon.
May 17, 2013 | Men's Golf
Valparaiso’s men’s golf team posted a team score of 308 at in Friday’s second round of the NCAA Columbus Regional at The Ohio State University Golf Club in Columbus, Ohio.
May 17, 2013 | Baseball
Chris DeBoo worked into the eighth inning as he earned his fourth win of the year; Bain, Bynum, Burns all had multi-hit games Friday against Youngstown State. Valpo goes for sweep Saturday at 1:00 pm on Senior Day.
May 17, 2013 | Men's Track & Field
Sophomore Jeremy Getz (Colorado Springs, Colo.) has qualified for the NCAA East Regional Championship in the javelin throw.
May 16, 2013 | Men's Golf
The Valparaiso men’s golf team posted a team score of 309 in Thursday’s first round of the NCAA Columbus Regional at The Ohio State Golf Club in Columbus, Ohio.
May 16, 2013 | Baseball
Youngstown State outhits Valpo 12-7, but mistakes on the bases cost Penguins Thursday. Crusader bullpen works three hitless innings to preserve Cole Webb's fourth win of the season.
May 16, 2013 | Baseball
The 2013 regular season comes to a close at Emory G. Bauer Field this weekend with a three-game set versus the visiting Penguins. Milwaukee has clinched the regular-season title, but seeds #2-#5 still remain up for grabs heading down the final stretch.
May 15, 2013 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso men’s basketball head coach Bryce Drew announced today that 7-0 center Moussa Gueye (Thies, Senegal/Alabama/Lake Land [Ill.] College) will join the Crusader program for the 2013-2014 season. Gueye graduated from Alabama this spring and will be immediately eligible at Valpo for his final season of eligibility.
May 15, 2013 | Softball
For the second straight season, the Valparaiso softball team is going to the NCAA Tournament. The Crusaders are heading to Ann Arbor, Mich. this weekend for the Ann Arbor Regional of the 2013 NCAA Tournament, starting tournament play against host #7/8 Michigan Friday evening. #18/22 California and Central Michigan are the other two teams in the regional. Every game of the regional will be broadcast live online at ESPN3.com.
May 15, 2013 | Men's Golf
The Valparaiso men's golf team will open its first NCAA Tournament appearance on Thursday with the first round of the of the Columbus Regional at The Ohio State University Golf Club (Scarlet Course) in Columbus, Ohio.
May 15, 2013 | Men's Soccer
Six student-athletes have confirmed their intention to join the Valparaiso men’s soccer program this fall, head coach Mike Avery announced today, bringing the total number of the 2013 incoming recruiting class to 12. This second group of future Crusaders will join the group of six previously announced recruits in bolstering the Valparaiso roster as they prepare to face one of the strongest schedules in program history in the 2013 soccer season.
May 15, 2013 | Football
Valparaiso University football player Sterling Summerville has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright grant to continue his international studies next year while making a contribution to the culture of Poland.
May 14, 2013 | Baseball
Kyle Wormington allowed just one run in 7 2/3 innings of work to give Valpo its 25th win of the season Tuesday. Crusaders conclude the regular season with a conference series against Youngstown State beginning Thursday.
May 13, 2013 | Softball
Valparaiso fans can purchase tickets for the Crusaders' trip to the Ann Arbor Regional of the 2013 NCAA Softball Tournament beginning at 10 a.m. CT Tuesday morning via host Michigan's ticketing website or by calling Michigan's ticket office at 866.296.6849.
May 13, 2013 | Baseball
Crusaders first baseman has been a consistent source of production at the plate since arriving from junior college. But self-improvements away from the diamond weigh as greater achievements.
May 12, 2013 | Softball
Making its second consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance in as many years, the Valparaiso softball team will head to Michigan for the Ann Arbor Regional of the 2013 NCAA Softball Tournament. Valpo will open regional play against the host Wolverines, the eighth seed nationally, at 6 p.m. CT on Friday, live on ESPN3.com.
May 12, 2013 | Baseball
Flames score three in the 7th, two in the 8th in a 5-2 win over Valpo. Next weekend's series versus Youngstown State will dictate what seed Crusaders earn in the Horizon League Conference Tournament.
May 11, 2013 | Softball
Fans are invited to join the Valparaiso softball team as it learns its destination for the 2013 NCAA Tournament on Sunday evening. The team will be gathering at Wings Etc. (501 Silhavy Rd, Valparaiso) for a viewing party for the selection show, with the show starting at 9pm CT on ESPNU.
May 11, 2013 | Softball
Quite simply, the Valparaiso softball team would not be denied its second straight Horizon League Championship, completing a five-game run of victories with a pair of wins on Saturday over Youngstown State, 2-1 and 11-9, to claim the league title for a second consecutive season. With the tournament crown, the Crusaders will represent the Horizon League in the NCAA Tournament for the second time in as many years.
May 11, 2013 | Women's Track & Field
Junior Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) set a new school record in the hammer throw at the GVSU Last Chance Meet in Allendale, Mich. on Saturday.
May 11, 2013 | Baseball
UIC records eight extra-base hits in 12-5 win over Valpo Saturday afternoon. The loss pushes the Crusaders back into third place in the Horizon League standings. The series concludes Sunday at 1:05 pm at Les Miller Field.
May 10, 2013 | Men's Track & Field
Senior Andrew Rixon (Deerfield, Ill./Deerfield) took sixth in the javelin throw at Friday’s Dr. Keeler Invitational in Naperville, Ill.
May 10, 2013 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball team continued its run at the 2013 Horizon League Softball Championship in Chicago, Ill. on Friday with a pair of wins, advancing to Championship Saturday after defeating Cleveland State, 4-3 (8 innings), and Wright State, 10-2. The Crusaders will face Youngstown State on Saturday, needing a pair of victories to claim the tournament crown for a second straight year.
May 10, 2013 | Baseball
Crusaders manage five hits as Michelson tosses complete game shutout; Valpo and UIC continue series Saturday at 2:05 pm in Chicago.
May 09, 2013 | Baseball
Valpo (24-23, 10-8 Horizon) will travel down I-90 for its final regular-season road series against UIC (21-25, 8-10 Horizon).The Crusaders enter the three-game set having won ten in a row and eight of their last nine HL games. Currently one game out of first-place but just two games ahead of the rest of the pack, the Brown and Gold cannot afford a setback in the Windy City.
May 09, 2013 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball team faced elimination for the first time in the 2013 Horizon League Softball Championship in Chicago, Ill. on Thursday evening, but stayed alive with a 3-1 victory over host UIC to remain in the hunt for the league crown. Valpo will return to the field for another elimination game at noon on Friday.
May 09, 2013 | Women's Soccer
The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team is holding a camp June 17-19 at Brown Field for all age groups.
May 08, 2013 | Women's Track & Field
Junior Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) placed third in the hammer throw on Wednesday at the Hillsdale Classic in Hillsdale, Mich.
May 08, 2013 | Softball
Eight unearned runs proved to be Valparaiso’s undoing in its opener of the 2013 Horizon League Championship on Wednesday afternoon, as the third-seeded Crusaders fell by a final score of 9-1 to sixth-seeded Youngstown State in Chicago, Ill. The Crusaders will play an elimination game Thursday afternoon at 4 p.m.
May 07, 2013 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball team makes the trip to the Windy City this week to compete in the 2013 Horizon League Softball Championship, hosted by UIC. The defending tournament champions, the Crusaders earned the third seed for this year’s tournament with an 11-9 record in league play. Valpo will kick off tournament play Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. against sixth-seeded Youngstown State.
May 07, 2013 | Baseball
Eight of nine starters record hits, staff allows no earned runs against Chicago State in Valpo's 10th straight win; victory gives Crusaders the longest winning streak in the country.
May 07, 2013 | Softball
Fifth-year senior Joylyn Ichiyama (Torrance, Calif./Redondo Union) earned a spot on the All-Horizon League First Team for the second consecutive season, highlighting a group of five Crusaders honored as the league's postseason awards were announced today. Four players received Second Team All-League accolades, while two of those players also earned a spot on the All-Newcomer Team.
May 06, 2013 | Men's Golf
The Valparaiso men’s golf team learned Monday night that it will make it's NCAA Division I Golf Championships debut in nearby Columbus, Ohio.
May 06, 2013 | Men's Golf
Crusader fans can find out where the Valparaiso men's golf team is heading for regional action in the 2013 NCAA Men's Golf Championship this evening, as the selection show airs live on NCAA.com at 8 p.m. CT.
May 06, 2013 | Softball
Valparaiso freshman pitcher Taylor Weissenhofer (Homer Glen, Ill./Lockport Township) has been named the Horizon League Pitcher of the Week after closing out the regular season by allowing just one run in 26.2 innings of work.
May 06, 2013 | Baseball
Kowalczyk's seven saves are tied for first in the Horizon League; his 0.52 earned run average is tops in conference for any pitcher with at least 15 innings pitched.
May 05, 2013 | Athletics
Valparaiso University’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) announced its year-end awards on Sunday evening at the fifth annual Athletic Recognition Ceremony (ARC) Awards.
May 05, 2013 | Men's Track & Field
Sophomore Jacob Frey (St. Paul, Minn./Roseville Area) finished first in the discus throw to lead the Valparaiso men’s track and field team at the final day of Horizon League Outdoor Championships on Sunday in Ypsilanti, Mich.
May 05, 2013 | Women's Track & Field
Freshman Megan Howdeshell (Bourbon, Ind./Triton Junior-Senior) and sophomore Jessica Richardson (Columbus, Ind./North) paced the Crusader women’s track and field team on Sunday at the final day of the Horizon League Outdoor Championships in Ypsilanti, Mich.
May 05, 2013 | Baseball
Valpo benefits from another Panther bullpen implosion, scores four in the 8th to complete sweep 7-6 over Milwaukee; ninth win in a row puts Crusaders at .500 mark, moves them one game back of first-place.
May 05, 2013 | Softball
Following the longest game in the history of the Valparaiso University Softball Field, Valparaiso and Youngstown State played the second-longest game in the facility's history on Sunday afternoon, but this time, the result would not fall the Crusaders' way, as the Penguins won 3-2 in 11 innings. Despite the loss in the regular-season finale, Valpo will be the third seed for this week's Horizon League Championship.
May 04, 2013 | Women's Track & Field
The Valparaiso women’s track and field team posted three top-four finishes from field events on Saturday at the Horizon League Outdoor Championships in Ypsilanti, Mich.
May 04, 2013 | Men's Track & Field
Sophomore Jeremy Getz (Colorado Springs, Colo.) finished first in the javelin throw on Saturday to lead the Valparaiso men’s track and field team at the Horizon League Outdoor Championships in Ypsilanti, Mich.
May 04, 2013 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball team was scheduled to take on Youngstown State in a doubleheader on Saturday afternoon at the Valparaiso University Softball Field, but the two teams ended up playing the equivalent of three full games, with the Crusaders completing the sweep courtesy of a walk-off single by Kaitlyn Ranieri (Schererville, Ind./Lake Central) in the bottom of the 14th of the nightcap for a 6-5 win. Valpo claimed the opener by a 3-0 score.
May 04, 2013 | Baseball
Valpo rides merry-go-round on the basepaths in a five-run 8th inning that gave the Crusaders a 10-7 win to pull within two games of first-place Milwaukee.
May 03, 2013 | Women's Track & Field
Junior Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) took first in the hammer throw and sophomore Jessica Richardson (Columbus, Ind./North) placed third in the 10,000-meter run on Friday to lead the Valparaiso women’s track and field team at the opening day of the Horizon League Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Ypsilanti, Mich.
May 03, 2013 | Men's Track & Field
Sophomore Jacob Frey (St. Paul, Minn./Roseville Area), senior Andrew Rixon (Deerfield, Ill./Deerfield) and senior Ryan Stegenga (South Holland, Ill./Illiana Christian) all placed in the top-eight of the hammer throw to lead the Valparaiso men’s track and field team on Friday at the first day of the Horizon League Outdoor Men’s Track and Field Championships in Ypsilanti, Mich.
May 03, 2013 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball team concludes the regular season this weekend as the Crusaders host Youngstown State in the final Horizon League series of the year. Sunday’s game will also serve as Senior Day, with the Crusaders honoring their four graduating seniors prior to the game.
May 03, 2013 | Baseball
Teams combined for 24 hits - all singles - in a tilt that saw all eight runs scored in the first four frames. Wormington threw four shutout innings in relief to earn his third win of the year. Kowalczyk maintained his perfect ERA while notching his sixth save of the season.
May 03, 2013 | Baseball
Milwaukee (21-16, 11-4 HL) comes to town riding an eight-game winning streak. Valpo (20-23, 7-8 HL) has a six-game winning streak of its own. The first and second place teams meet for a three-game set that could solidify - or muddy - the top spot in the Horizon League standings.
May 02, 2013 | Baseball
A dicey forecast has caused first pitch between Milwaukee and Valpo to be bumped up two hours.
May 02, 2013 | Football
Valparaiso University head football coach Dale Carlson has announced the 36 members of his 2013 recruiting class which will begin playing for the Crusaders this fall.
May 01, 2013 | Softball
Stepping out of Horizon League play for the final time in the 2013 campaign, the Valparaiso softball team split a pair of games Wednesday evening at IUPUI, rallying for a 5-4 victory in eight innings in the opener before a seventh-inning rally came up short in a 3-1 loss in the nightcap.
May 01, 2013 | Football
Over 40 Valparaiso University football players showed up in shifts of three hours apiece on Saturday, April 27 to help repaint the Hilltop Neighborhood House. For years the Hilltop House has been a mainstay to “children throughout the community with a single focus: to provide individualized, quality care and education to nourish the social, emotional, intellectual, and physical skills that children will carry with them on their journey through life.”
April 30, 2013 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball team stepped out of league play on Tuesday afternoon and swept a doubleheader at Western Michigan, earning a pair of one-run wins by scores of 4-3 and 1-0. Freshman Taylor Weissenhofer (Homer Glen, Ill./Lockport Township) broke the Crusaders’ single-season strikeouts record in the nightcap.
April 30, 2013 | Baseball
Mahar tossed three innings in relief for freshman Drew Hasler to get the win before Kowalczyk earned his fifth save of the season in a 5-3 Crusader victory. Tanner Vavra scored the winning run from second on a wild pitch.
April 29, 2013 | Baseball
Middle of the order goes 9-for-15, knocks in eight runs in rout of Maple Leafs; Ryan Kennedy notches first win of 2013 out of the bullpen. Valpo plays Western Michigan Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Emory G. Bauer Field.
April 29, 2013 | Baseball
Horizon League named Chris DeBoo Pitcher of the Week, John Loeffler Co-Hitter of the Week after their work on the mound, at the plate against Wright State this past weekend.
April 28, 2013 | Women's Golf
Valparaiso junior Kelly Voigt (Palatine, Ill./Fremd) finished came in second place individually, and junior Michelle Kleckner (New Brighton, Minn./Irondale) joined Voigt in the top-10 to help the Crusaders finish fourth at the Horizon League Women’s Golf Championship at the Mission Inn Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.
April 28, 2013 | Men's Golf
For the first time in program history, the Valparaiso men’s golf team is headed to the NCAA Tournament after posting a team score of 294 on Sunday to beat Cleveland State by four strokes and win the Horizon League Championship at the Mission Inn Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.
April 28, 2013 | Baseball
Senior tosses six shutout innings in Sunday's 4-0 triumph over the Raiders; win vaults Valpo into second place in the Horizon League standings.
April 28, 2013 | Softball
The Valparaiso and Cleveland State softball teams attempted to wait out the rain Sunday afternoon in Cleveland, but in the end, the rain would earn the win, as the series finale was canceled and will not be made up.
April 28, 2013 | Athletics
The 16th annual Frankenmuth Valpo Weekend will take place July 19-20 as alumni and friends have a chance to reconnect with one another as well as meet Crusader coaches during the event in Frankenmuth, Mich.
April 27, 2013 | Men's Track & Field
The Valparaiso men’s track and field team finished third at Saturday’s Redhawk Invitational in Oxford, Ohio, the final meet before the Horizon League Championship next weekend.
April 27, 2013 | Women's Track & Field
In their final tune-up before the Horizon League Championship, the Valparaiso women’s track team placed fifth at Saturday’s Redhawk Invitational in Oxford, Ohio.
April 27, 2013 | Men's Golf
The Valparaiso men’s golf team combined for a 1-over par team score of 289 on Saturday to vault into first place after two rounds of the Horizon League Men’s Golf Championship at the Mission Inn Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.
April 27, 2013 | Women's Golf
Junior Kelly Voigt (Palatine, Ill./Fremd) carded a 1-over par round of 73 and is in second place, one shot behind Allison Mitzel of Youngstown State, after two days of the Horizon League Women’s Golf Championship at the Mission Inn Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.
April 27, 2013 | Baseball
Crusader offense has largest outpouring of the season scoring in all but two innings; Lundeen improves to a perfect 3-0. Valpo aims for the sweep tomorrow at 1 pm at Emory G. Bauer Field.
April 27, 2013 | Softball
Valparaiso split a Horizon League doubleheader Saturday afternoon in Cleveland, Ohio, taking game one from host Cleveland State 3-2 before falling in the nightcap to the Vikings, 4-1. The win marked the 100th in head coach Jordan Stevens' tenure with the Crusaders.
April 27, 2013 | Men's Tennis
Junior won 19 matches during 2012-2013 campaign; Green Bay's Tenzer named Player of the Year as announced by the Horizon League Friday evening.
April 26, 2013 | Men's Golf
Junior Thomas Wettstein (Neenah, Wis./Xavier) fired and even-par round of 72 to be in a tie for second, and the Valparaiso men’s golf team is in third place but just two strokes behind Loyola after the opening round of the Horizon League Championship at the Mission Inn Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla on Friday.
April 26, 2013 | Women's Golf
Junior Kelly Voigt (Palatine, Ill./Fremd) is tied for second place after a first round 76, and the Valparaiso women’s golf team is tied for third after the first day of the Horizon League Championship at the Mission Inn Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.
April 26, 2013 | Baseball
Valpo smacks seven extra-base hits; DeBoo throws seven efficient innings in the series-opening victory over the visiting Raiders. The two teams continue play Saturday at 1:00 pm CT at Emory G. Bauer Field.
April 26, 2013 | Football
Members of the Valparaiso football team took some time on Thursday, April 25 to visit Central Elementary School in Valparaiso, spending recess and lunch with students in grades K-5.
April 25, 2013 | Men's Golf
Valparaiso men’s golf coach David Gring was selected as the Horizon League Coach of the Year, while senior Austin Gaugert (Lake Geneva, Wis./Badger) and junior Kyle Henning (Brookfield, Wis./East) were both named to the all-league teams when the Horizon League announced its season awards on Thursday.
April 25, 2013 | Women's Golf
Valparaiso junior golfers Kelly Voigt (Palatine, Ill./Fremd) and Michelle Kleckner (New Brighton, Minn./Irondale) were both named to the all-Horizon League team when the conference announced the season golf awards on Thursday.
April 25, 2013 | Baseball
The Crusaders sit four games back of first-place Milwaukee in the Horizon League standings coming down the home stretch. With only 12 conference games remaining, little room for error exists if Valpo wishes to repeat as regular-season champions.
April 25, 2013 | Men's Tennis, Women's Tennis
The dates for the 2013 Valpo Summer Clinics have been announced: June 10-13, 17-20, 24-27, and July 8-11, 15-18. All ages and skill levels are invited to attend.
April 24, 2013 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball team scored a pair of runs in the top of the sixth inning to take the lead at Purdue Wednesday afternoon, but the Boilermakers scored three in the bottom half of the frame and the Crusaders left the bases loaded in the seventh as they fell by a final score of 4-2.
April 24, 2013 | 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 24, 2013 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso women’s basketball program has announced the dates of three camps which will be held during the summer of 2013 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
April 24, 2013 | Baseball
Second game this week to be cancelled because of rain; Valpo welcomes Wright State to town for weekend series beginning Friday
April 23, 2013 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball team continues a stretch of 11 consecutive games away from home this week with four more games. Valpo will travel to Purdue for a single game Wednesday afternoon before playing a key three-game Horizon League series at Cleveland State this weekend.
April 23, 2013 | Men's Soccer
The Valparaiso men’s soccer team hosted its third annual head-shaving fundraiser for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation at the ARC on Sunday, benefiting funding to find cures for childhood cancers. 84 volunteers had their heads shaved as the donations totaled more than $21,000.
April 23, 2013 | Baseball
The game between Chicago State and Valpo has been cancelled due to impending weather. The Crusaders will travel to Muncie to take on the Ball State Cardinals tomorrow at 2:00 pm CT.
April 22, 2013 | Baseball
Junior from Peru, Illinois threw 3 1/3 shutout innings last week and earned his fourth save of the season in Valpo's 8-6 win Sunday over #9 Arizona State.
April 22, 2013 | Softball
Valparaiso freshman catcher Janelle Bouchard (Kennebunk, Maine/Kennebunk) has been named the Horizon League Player of the Week after hitting four home runs last weekend for the Crusaders. Bouchard becomes the sixth different Crusader to earn weekly honors from the league office this year, including the fourth different hitter.
April 22, 2013 | Softball
Valparaiso softball head coach Jordan Stevens announced today that Taylor Lawson has signed a National Letter of Intent and will join the Crusader program as a freshman in the fall of 2013. Lawson becomes the fourth member of Valpo's incoming freshman class for next season.
April 22, 2013 | Men's Basketball, Men's Swimming & Diving, Men's Track & Field, Women's Basketball, Women's Swimming & Diving, Women's Track & Field, Athletics
Valparaiso placed nine student-athletes over six sports on the Horizon League's 2012-13 Winter Academic All-League Teams, as announced by the league office today.
April 21, 2013 | Men's Golf
Fifth-year senior Brad Winters (Elgin, Ill./Saint Edward [Dayton]) and junior Kyle Henning (Brookfield, Wis./East) each posted rounds of 4-over par 76 on Sunday to lead the Valparaiso men’s golf team in the final round of the Wolfpack Spring Open at Lonnie Poole GC in Raleigh, N.C.
April 21, 2013 | Baseball
After being outscored 31-6 in the first two games of the series, Crusaders put on a hitting clinic to beat their second top-10 team in as many years. Freshman Dalton Lundeen earned his second victory of the season in Valpo's first ever win over a Pac-12 team.
April 21, 2013 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball team closed out a Horizon League series victory at Detroit in emphatic fashion on Sunday afternoon, scoring 12 runs in the first inning alone en route to a 17-0 win over the Titans.
April 21, 2013 | Men's Tennis
The website that dubs itself the "premier site for junior tennis" sat down and talked with one of four highly esteemed Valpo recruits. Dave Bacalla will be a freshman this fall.
April 21, 2013 | Women's Track & Field
Sophomore Jessica Richardson (Columbus, Ind./North) and junior Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) each recorded a second-place finish to lead the Valparaiso women’s track and field team at the Dave Rankin Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind. on Saturday.
April 21, 2013 | Men's Track & Field
Senior Wally Bradford (Mukwonago, Wis./Mukwonago) posted two top-five finishes for the Valparaiso men’s track team at Saturday’s Dave Rankin Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind.
April 20, 2013 | Baseball
For the second night in a row, a big inning paralyzes the Brown and Gold; Chris Manning collects two hits, scores a run in the 15-3 defeat for Valpo.
April 20, 2013 | Men's Soccer
Members of the Valparaiso men’s soccer team, as well as Valparaiso University president Dr. Mark Heckler and wife Veronica, among others, will be getting their heads shaved for the third consecutive year at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Sunday, April 21 at noon as the Crusaders raise money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding research to find cures for childhood cancers.
April 20, 2013 | Football
The Valparaiso football program held its annual Brown-Gold spring game on Saturday at Brown Field, with the Crusader defense picking up an 82-68 victory over the offense. The game served as the culmination of the Crusaders’ spring practice sessions.
April 20, 2013 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball team broke out its bats in game one of a Horizon League doubleheader at Detroit on Saturday, hitting two grand slams as part of a four-homer performance in a 12-1 victory. The Titans turned the tables on the Crusaders in the nightcap, taking the day’s second game by a 9-0 score.
April 20, 2013 | Men's Tennis
Savaglio, Waak score wins at singles; Crusaders finish 2012-13 campaign with 11-12 record
April 20, 2013 | Men's Golf
Fifth-year senior Brad Winters (Elgin, Ill/St. Edward [Dayton]) fired an opening round 74 (2-over par) on Saturday to pace the Valparaiso men’s golf team on day one of the Wolfpack Spring Open at Lonnie Poole GG in Raleigh, NC.
April 19, 2013 | Baseball
Crusader bullpen surrenders nine runs in a lengthy 8th inning as part of a 16-3 loss to #9 Arizona State Friday night; Valpo gets 12 hits in the defeat.
April 19, 2013 | Women's Tennis
2012-2013 season comes to an end at The Courts of NWI against the UIC Flames; Valpo finishes campaign with 2-20 record.
April 19, 2013 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University women’s basketball head coach Tracey Dorow has announced the signing of Sharon Karungi to a National Letter of Intent to play for the Crusaders.
April 19, 2013 | Baseball
The 9th-ranked Sun Devils welcome the Crusaders for a three-game series at Packard Stadium in Tempe. Junior Cole Webb will put his 1.97 ERA on the line Friday evening versus an efficient Sun Devil offense that ranks in the top 40 in numerous categories.
April 18, 2013 | Men's Tennis
IPFW downs Valpo 5-2 on a day the Crusaders honored senior Chris Baum. Baum and Eric Honert secured the two points in singles play for Valpo.
April 18, 2013 | Football
Valparaiso will play its annual spring Brown and Gold football game on Saturday morning, April 20 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 18, 2013 | Softball
Despite the fickle temperament of Mother Nature so far this spring, the Valparaiso softball team entered this week with just one outright cancellation this season. That changed on Thursday, as the Crusaders' scheduled contest at Notre Dame fell victim to the rain that has plagued the region over the past 24 hours and is forecasted to continue into the evening. The game will not be made up.
April 18, 2013 | Men's Track & Field, Women's Track & Field
Inclement weather in Wisconsin has caused the Valparaiso track and field teams to make a schedule change for this weekend’s competition.
April 18, 2013 | Men's Tennis
Charlie Emhardt (Carmel, Ind./Carmel H.S.) will join the Crusaders this fall. The high school senior is a two-time All-State Doubles Selection. Tennisrecruiting.net ranks Emhardt a three-star recruit.
April 17, 2013 | Baseball
Valpo scores in each of the first six innings; set season-high in runs and hits in 15-3 rout over NAIA opponent Roosevelt Lakers. Freshman Drew Hasler earned his first career win for the Brown and Gold. Crusaders head to the desert to face Arizona State in a weekend series beginning Friday.
April 16, 2013 | Baseball
Crusaders hit four Western Michigan batters in their 11th one-run loss of the 2013 campaign Tuesday in Kalamazoo. Valpo returns home for a Wednesday afternoon game against Roosevelt at 2:00 pm.
April 16, 2013 | Women's Basketball
Fans of the Valparaiso women's basketball program are invited to join the Crusaders at their annual postseason banquet on Saturday, April 27 at Strongbow Inn in Valparaiso, as the team celebrates its 2013 senior class and unveils its team awards.
April 15, 2013 | Women's Tennis
Kaitlyn Hamel's comeback win propeled Valpo to a 4-3 win Monday at the Courts of NWI; the Crusaders' season concludes Friday against UIC.
April 14, 2013 | Athletics
Valparaiso University awarded 121 student-athletes with Presidential Academic Honors while also handing out the Laurel Award at the 22nd Annual Student-Athletes Academic Honors Banquet held on Sunday evening in the Harre Union.
April 14, 2013 | Softball
A pair of clutch early-inning base hits gave the Valparaiso softball team a lead it would not relinquish in Sunday's nightcap at the Valparaiso University Softball Field, as pitcher Sierra Pico (North Las Vegas, Nev./Legacy) held UIC down in a 3-1 Crusader victory. The Flames took the day's opener, 10-0, as the two squads split the doubleheader.
April 14, 2013 | Men's Tennis
Cleveland State takes Sunday match 7-0 over Valpo; IPFW comes to town Thursday for Senior Day.
April 14, 2013 | Women's Golf
The Valparaiso women’s golf team posted a 323 team score, which was their best mark of the tournament, in Sunday’s final round at the Indiana Invitational in Bloomington, Ind.
April 14, 2013 | Baseball
Valpo squanders chance to move one game back of second place in the HL; falls 4-3 to Youngstown State Sunday.
April 14, 2013 | Women's Tennis
Cleveland State defeats Valpo at Paramount Tennis Club in Westlake; Crusaders return home to face Chicago State Monday afternoon at the Valpo Tennis Complex
April 13, 2013 | Men's Track & Field
Freshman Elijah Owen (LaPorte, Ind./LaPorte) recorded three top-eight finishes at Saturday’s Eagle Invitational in Lisle, Ill. to pace the Valparaiso men’s track and field team.
April 13, 2013 | Women's Track & Field
Junior Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) recorded a first-place finish and a fourth-place finish at Saturday’s Eagle Invitational in Lisle, Ill., and the Crusader women’s track and field team posted many high marks in the competition.
April 13, 2013 | Men's Golf
The Valparaiso men’s golf team posted a final-round score of 302, which was the third-best team score of the final round, to finish in fourth place at the Detroit Titans Invitational played at Prestwick Village GC in Highland, Mich. on Saturday morning.
April 13, 2013 | Men's Tennis
Honert and Savaglio both were a game away from winning their matches; Crusaders fall 7-0 on first stop of Ohio trip.
April 13, 2013 | Women's Golf
Junior Erika Pfaender (Pewaukee, Wis./Arrowhead) posted back-to-back rounds of 80 on Saturday to lead the Valparaiso women’s golf team on the first day of the Indiana Invitational in Bloomington, Ind.
April 13, 2013 | Baseball
Crusaders rip thirteen hits in a 6-3 win at Youngstown State; Kyle Schneider has a perfect 3-for-3 day, Mahoney scores two runs in Valpo's fourth HL win. Crusaders go for sweep tomorrow at 1 pm ET/12 pm CT.
April 13, 2013 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball team took a lead in the bottom of the fifth inning on a 3-run homer by Joylyn Ichiyama (Torrance, Calif./Redondo Union), but UIC answered with four runs in its half of the sixth as the Crusaders fell by a final score of 7-4 at the Valparaiso University Softball Field on Saturday.
April 13, 2013 | Women's Tennis
Crusaders lose a 7-0 decision to Youngstown State; take on Cleveland State Sunday morning in their final Horizon League road meet
April 13, 2013 | Softball
Due to field conditions, the schedule for this weekend's home softball series against UIC has been altered. The two teams will now play just a single game on Saturday, which is Youth Day at the ballpark, at 1 p.m. The doubleheader will now be played on Sunday starting at noon.
April 12, 2013 | Men's Golf
Senior Josh Kalita (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton) posted a two-round score of 146 on Friday, which is good enough to put him in a tie for seventh place, and the Valparaiso men’s golf team is in fourth place after the first two rounds of the Detroit Titans Invitational at Prestwick Village GC in Highland, Mich.
April 12, 2013 | Baseball
Valpo cruises past YSU, picks up a game on the Penguins in the standings. Cole Webb notches first win in Horizon League play. Teams back at it Saturday at 1 pm ET/12 pm CT.
April 12, 2013 | Football
Five home games at Brown Field highlight the 2013 Valparaiso University football schedule, as released today by head coach Dale Carlson.
April 12, 2013 | Men's Tennis
One of just two men's tennis players over the age of 19, the junior embodies excellence - on the court and in the classroom.
April 11, 2013 | Baseball
At 2-7 in conference play, now is the time for the Crusaders to make a move against a Youngstown State team that historically they have had success against (.736 win percentage). First pitch Friday is slated for 2:00 pm CT. Video and live stats will be available for all three games this weekend.
April 10, 2013 | Baseball
Forecast of heavy rain postpones tilt against Maple Leafs; makeup date scheduled for April 29th at 3:00 pm.
April 09, 2013 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball team dropped a pair of games to visiting Bowling Green Tuesday afternoon at the Valparaiso University Softball Field by final scores of 6-3 and 5-0.
April 09, 2013 | Men's Tennis
Junior from Arvada, Colorado went 2-0 last week versus Nebraska-Omaha, Detroit. Honert has been victorious in seven of his last ten matches.
April 09, 2013 | Volleyball
Valparaiso volleyball head coach Carin Avery announced today that Lexis Bouza, a 5'10" right side hitter/defensive specialist, has agreed to join the Crusader volleyball program as a freshman in the fall of 2013. The addition of Bouza gives the Crusaders seven incoming freshmen for the 2013 season.
April 08, 2013 | Softball
A number of promotions are set for this week's Valparaiso softball home games, highlighted by Saturday's doubleheader against Horizon League foe UIC being designated as Youth Day.
April 07, 2013 | Men's Tennis
All three doubles matches were tight, but Detroit clinched the point that ended up being the difference in a 4-3 match Sunday afternoon; Valpo will search for its first Horizon League victory next weekend.
April 07, 2013 | Women's Tennis
Kaitlyn Hamel took her opponent to three sets before dropping the third set tiebreaker 10-4; Valpo hits the road next weekend in Ohio for two HL matches.
April 07, 2013 | Baseball
Crusaders outhit UIC 10-9, but leave 13 runners on base in their ninth one-run loss of the season. Valpo will take on Northwestern and Goshen in mid-week tilts before traveling to Youngstown State next weekend.
April 07, 2013 | Men's Golf
The Valparaiso men’s golf team posted a team score of three-over par 291 in the final round to hold off host Bradley and win the Bradley Invitational at WeaverRidge GC in Peoria, Ill. on Sunday.
April 07, 2013 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball team carried a 2-1 lead into the fifth inning of Sunday’s Horizon League series finale at Loyola, but five unanswered runs sent the Crusaders to a 6-2 defeat.
April 07, 2013 | Women's Track & Field
The Valparaiso women’s track team closed out competition at both the Chicagoland Championships in Romeoville, Ill. and the Duke Invitational in Durham, N.C. on Saturday.
April 07, 2013 | Men's Track & Field
The Valparaiso men’s track teams finished up competition on Saturday at both the Duke Invitational in Durham, N.C. and the Chicagoland Championships in Romeoville, Ill.
April 06, 2013 | Women's Tennis
Hamel collects a win at No. 2 singles, but Crusaders fall to Nebraska-Omaha Saturday. Valpo plays Detroit Sunday morning at The Courts of NWI.
April 06, 2013 | Men's Golf
Sophomore Joe Harris (Washington, Iowa/Washington) has the individual after two rounds at the Bradley Invitational, while senior Austin Gaugert (Lake Geneva, Wis./Badger) and sophomore Eric Winters (Elgin, Ill./Saint Edward) are tied for second as the Valparaiso men’s golf team has squads in first and third after play on Saturday.
April 06, 2013 | Men's Tennis
Men's tennis defeats Nebraska-Omaha 5-2 at The Courts of NWI Saturday aftenoon. The win was the Crusaders' seventh in their last nine matches. Valpo faces Detroit Sunday at 1:00 pm.
April 06, 2013 | Softball
The long ball did in the Crusaders on Saturday in a Horizon League doubleheader at Loyola, as the Ramblers connected on eight home runs over the course of the two games as Valparaiso fell by final scores of 7-0 and 9-1.
April 06, 2013 | Baseball
Burns, Manning, and Cribbs all record three-hit games against the Flames; pitching staff limits UIC to one hit in Valpo's second Horizon League win of the season Saturday. Rubber game is at 1:00 pm Sunday at Emory G. Bauer Field.
April 06, 2013 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso forward Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) is one of 64 collegiate seniors who will participate in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament next week, in front of scouts from every NBA team and numerous international leagues.
April 06, 2013 | Men's Track & Field
Sophomore Jeremy Getz (Colorado Springs, Colo.) placed third in the javelin throw to lead the Valparaiso men’s track team at the Duke Invitational on Friday in Durham, N.C.
April 05, 2013 | Women's Track & Field
Sophomore Jessica Richardson (Columbus, Ind./North) and junior Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) each posted fourth-place finishes on Friday to lead the Valparaiso women’s track team at the Duke Invitational in Durham, N.C.
April 05, 2013 | Baseball
Crusaders strand eleven runners, Webb surrenders just two runs in eight innings as UIC takes the opening game Friday afternoon at Emory G. Bauer Field; series continues Saturday at 1 pm.
April 04, 2013 | Baseball
UIC (13-13, 3-3 HL) comes to Valparaiso this weekend for a three-game series. It was April 5th last year that the Crusaders began a 24-4 stretch to conclude the regular season. Valpo (10- 17, 1-5 HL) sends Cole Webb (2-4, 1.82) to the hill in Friday's opener.
April 03, 2013 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball team extended its winning streak to seven consecutive games on Wednesday, stepping out of league play to take down Eastern Michigan by final scores of 5-4 and 3-2 (8 innings) in Ypsilanti, Mich.
April 03, 2013 | Baseball
Dalton Lundeen delivered seven strong innings for Valpo, but the bullpen couldn't keep the Irish off the scoreboard in the 3-1 loss. Crusaders continue Horizon League play Friday at home against UIC.
April 03, 2013 | Men's Golf
Valparaiso junior Kyle Henning (Brookfield, Wis./East) has been named Horizon League Golfer of the Week after finishing in a tie for third at last weekend’s Beu Mussatto Invitational in Macomb, Ill.
April 02, 2013 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball team completed a series sweep of Wright State and remained atop the Horizon League standings on Tuesday, as led by a 6-for-7 effort at the plate by Jessie Marinec (Alsip, Ill./Marist), the Crusaders took two games from the Raiders at the Valparaiso University Softball Field by final scores of 8-5 and 6-2.
April 02, 2013 | Football
As temperatures warm up, the Valparaiso football team will continue its slate of 2013 spring practices at Brown Field, culminating in the annual Brown-Gold spring game on April 20.
April 01, 2013 | Softball
Freshman pitcher Taylor Weissenhofer (Homer Glen, Ill./Lockport Township) struck out the first nine batters she faced on Monday en route to a three-hit shutout, while the Valparaiso offense scored in four of its six at-bats in a 5-0 Horizon League victory over Wright State at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.
April 01, 2013 | Baseball
Down 2-1 for five innings, Valpo puts up a four-spot in the bottom of the 7th inning to take Monday's home opener 5-2 against Purdue North Central. The Crusaders will travel to Notre Dame Wednesday for a showdown with the 24th-ranked Fighting Irish.
April 01, 2013 | Women's Tennis
South Dakota State wins match 7-0 at the Courts of NWI; Crusaders welcome Nebraska-Omaha to town Saturday
April 01, 2013 | Women's Golf
Junior Kelly Voigt (Palatine, Ill./Fremd) finished in a tie for 10th-place individually, and the Valparaiso women’s golf team finished in seventh after Monday’s final round of the two-day IPFW Invitational at Brookwood GC in Fort Wayne, Ind.
March 31, 2013 | Women's Golf
The Valparaiso women’s golf team is in a tie for eighth place after the first round of the IPFW Invitational at Brookwood GC in Fort Wayne, Ind.
March 30, 2013 | Men's Tennis
Freshmen provide all three singles points; Daniel Etman clinches win after overcoming 6-2 deficit in second set tiebreaker
March 30, 2013 | Women's Tennis
Crusaders win at #2 doubles, but lose to Green Bay 7-0 Saturday morning at the Courts of NWI. Valparaiso returns to action Monday against the visiting Jackrabbits of South Dakota State.
March 30, 2013 | Softball
Sophomore Brittany Duncan (Fairborn, Ohio/Fairborn) launched a three-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning in Saturday's nightcap at the Valparaiso University Softball Field, giving Valparaiso a 5-2 walk-off victory to complete the doubleheader sweep of Green Bay. The Crusaders scored multiple runs in four of five innings in an 11-3 run-rule win in the day's opener.
March 30, 2013 | Women's Track & Field
Junior Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) was a double-winner to lead the Valparaiso women’s track and field team at the Puma Invitational in Rensselaer, Ind. on Saturday afternoon.
March 30, 2013 | Baseball
Mitch Ghelfi goes 7-for-8 against the Crusaders; Panthers win 7-5 in the first game, 8-2 in the second. Valpo commits four errors in night tilt.
March 30, 2013 | Men's Track & Field
Sophomores Jacob Frey (St. Paul, Minn./Roseville Area) and Kevin Adamik (Elmhurst, Ill./York Community) were each double-winners for the Valparaiso men’s track and field team at the Puma Invitational in Rensselaer, Ind. on Saturday.
March 30, 2013 | Men's Golf
The Valparaiso men’s golf team opened the spring season with a sixth-place finish at the Beu Mussatto Invitational at Henry Mussatto GC in Macomb, Ill. on Saturday afternoon.
March 29, 2013 | Women's Tennis
Milwaukee wins Horizon League match 7-0 at the Courts of NWI; tomorrow's match versus Green Bay moved up to 10:00 am.
March 29, 2013 | Men's Golf
Junior Kyle Henning (Brookfield, Wis./East) posted a 1-over par round of 73 to lead the Valparaiso men’s golf team in the second round of the Beu Mussatto Invitational at Henry Mussatto GC on Friday afternoon in Macomb, Ill.
March 29, 2013 | Men's Tennis
Savaglio wins at #3 singles as defending Horizon League champion Green Bay Phoenix defeat Valpo 6-1 Friday; Crusaders and the Jackrabbits of South Dakota State will duel Saturday morning at 10:00 am at the Valpo Tennis Complex.
March 29, 2013 | Softball
A pair of solo home runs in the sixth inning helped Valparaiso slice two runs off a three-run deficit Friday afternoon at the Valparaiso University Softball Field, but the Crusaders would be unable to push the tying run across home plate, falling 3-2 to Green Bay in the league opener for both squads.
March 29, 2013 | Football
The Valparaiso University football program will be holding a one-day Junior and Senior Camp on Sunday, June 16 at Brown Field from noon until 4 p.m., hosted by the Crusader coaching staff.
March 29, 2013 | Baseball
Jake Long tosses third consecutive complete game in a 2-0 Panther win; Crusaders strand twelve baserunners in their third HL loss. Two teams go at it in a doubleheader tomorrow in Chicago.
March 29, 2013 | Men's Soccer
The Valparaiso University men's soccer program is excited to announce its first ever Valpo Soccer VIP Weekend, to be held on April 13-14. The VIP Weekend will allow prospective student-athletes to be immersed fully in the university experience while specifically targeting the academic, athletic, and social aspects of campus life.
March 29, 2013 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso women’s basketball head coach Tracey Dorow has announced that Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury), Shaquira Scott (Wilmette, Ill./Loyola Academy) and Maegan Callaway (Mooresville, Ind./Mooresville) will not be returning to the Valpo program next season.
March 28, 2013 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball team struck for five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to take a 7-5 lead into the seventh inning Thursday in its 2013 home opener at the Valparaiso University Softball Field, but Western Illinois scored five runs of its own in the top of the seventh as the Crusaders would fall by a 10-8 final score.
March 28, 2013 | Men's Tennis
Weather forecast will allow men's matches against Green Bay, South Dakota State to be played on-campus at Valpo Tennis Complex.
March 28, 2013 | Baseball
The Crusaders and the first-place Panthers will clash in Chicago this weekend. Recent weather has led to unplayable conditions at both sites; clubs agreed to a late morning game Friday and a doubleheader Saturday at UIC's Les Miller Field.
March 27, 2013 | Volleyball
Valparaiso volleyball head coach Carin Avery and the Crusader volleyball team will host its annual summer camp from July 8-11, 2013 at the Athletics-Recreation Center on the Valpo campus. The camp is open to both girls and boys, grades 3-12. The Crusaders will also be hosting another camp as part of a combination Soccer/Volleyball camp from August 5-7, 2013 for youths in grades K-8.
March 27, 2013 | Men's Soccer
Former Valparaiso men's soccer player Stefan Antonijevic became the second Crusader alum to sign a professional contract this month, inking a deal with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the North American Soccer League as announced by the club this week.
March 26, 2013 | Men's Basketball
For the second straight year, Valparaiso seniors Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) and Kevin Van Wijk (Hoofddorp, Netherlands/Katholieke Scholengemeenschap Hoofddorp) have earned All-District 12 honors from the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). Broekhoff was a First Team selection this season after earning Second Team accolades last year, while Van Wijk repeated as a Second Team honoree.
March 26, 2013 | Women's Track & Field
Junior Nicole Zehel (Wixom, Mich./Lutheran Westland) has been named Horizon League Female Runner of the Week for her performance at the Gene and Rose Edmonds Invitational on Saturday.
March 26, 2013 | Men's Track & Field, Women's Track & Field
The Valparaiso men’s and women’s track teams have altered their meet schedule for the next two weeks.
March 26, 2013 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball team will have to wait at least 24 more hours for its home opener, as Wednesday's scheduled single game against Western Illinois has been pushed back to Thursday afternoon at 4 p.m.
March 25, 2013 | Football
Former Valparaiso football standout Garry Puetz is among this year's nominees for the College Football Hall of Fame, as run by the National Football Foundation (NFF).
March 25, 2013 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso senior Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) was one of 25 players named to the Lou Henson All-America Team, as announced by CollegeInsider.com on Monday. The team honors the nation's best mid-major players.
March 25, 2013 | Baseball
Ball State game bumped to April 24th; Crusaders and Milwaukee will play in Chicago on Friday, Saturday
March 25, 2013 | Softball
Snow accumulation from the storm which moved through over the weekend has forced yet another postponement for the Valparaiso softball team, as Tuesday's scheduled doubleheader at IUPUI will now be played on May 1. Keep an eye on ValpoAthletics.com for any changes in the status of Wednesday's scheduled home game against Western Illinois as well.
March 24, 2013 | Men's Tennis
Crusaders open Horizon League play with loss to Raiders; Valpo unable to force a third set in six singles matches
March 24, 2013 | Women's Tennis
Wright State downs Valpo in straight sets; Crusaders continue HL play next weekend at home versus Milwaukee, Green Bay
March 24, 2013 | Women's Tennis
Women's tennis comes up short 7-0 in a non-conference match to South Dakota; Wright State awaits Valpo tomorrow in Dayton
March 24, 2013 | Women's Track & Field
The Valparaiso women’s track and field team recorded four first-place finishes in the season-opening Gene and Rose Edmonds Invitational held in Rensselaer, Ind. on Saturday afternoon.
March 24, 2013 | Men's Track & Field
The Valparaiso men’s track and field team started the outdoor season off on the right foot by having seven first place finishes at the Gene and Rose Edmonds Invitational held in Rensselaer, Ind. on Saturday afternoon.
March 23, 2013 | Baseball
Valpo lets three leads slip through its hands in first game of doubleheader; reserves get seven hits, four RBIs in 5-3 win in second game.
March 22, 2013 | Baseball
Wright State erupts for twelve hits; Valpo limited to six in 7-2 loss in Dayton. Doubleheader tomorrow begins at 1:00 pm ET/12:00 pm CT.
March 22, 2013 | Softball
Last year during this week, record-high temperatures were being set across the Midwest. This year, Mother Nature hasn't been nearly as cooperative, necessitating the postponement of this weekend's scheduled Horizon League series at home against Wright State. The games will be re-scheduled for April 1 and 2. In addition, the postponed twinbill against Western Illinois from earlier this week has been re-scheduled for a single game at home next Wednesday, March 27.
March 21, 2013 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team was even with third-seeded Michigan State through nearly nine minutes of their Second Round game in the Midwest Region of the 2013 NCAA Tournament Thursday in Auburn Hills, Mich., but the Spartans went on a 24-4 run to pull away as the Crusaders eventually fell by a final score of 65-54. The loss ends the Crusaders’ season at 26-8 and ends the careers of six Valpo seniors.
March 21, 2013 | Baseball
Originally scheduled to take place in northwest Indiana, Valpo and Wright State will seek refuge from a blustery forecast in Dayton this weekend. A Friday night game and a doubleheader Saturday signal the opening of Horizon League play for the defending champion Crusaders.
March 20, 2013 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso's journey at the 2013 NCAA Tournament kicks into high gear on Wednesday, as the Crusaders participate in the traditional pre-tournament press conference and open practice.
March 19, 2013 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso makes its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament since 2004, as the Crusaders are the 14th seed in the Midwest Region and will face third-seeded Michigan State Thursday at 11:15 a.m. CT in Auburn Hills, Mich. The game will be televised live nationwide on CBS and is the first game of the Second Round to tip off.
March 18, 2013 | Men's Basketball
Join the send-off from the Athletics-Recreation Center on Tuesday morning, as the Valparaiso men's basketball team departs for Auburn Hills and the 2013 NCAA Tournament at 11:45 a.m! All are invited to help wish the Crusaders luck as they prepare to take on Michigan State Thursday morning at 11:15 a.m., live on CBS.
March 18, 2013 | Softball
Valparaiso freshman Sierra Pico (North Las Vegas, Nev./Legacy) received her second Pitcher of the Week honor from the Horizon League office after earning a pair of wins in the circle for the Crusaders last week.
March 18, 2013 | Men's Basketball
Fans can buy tickets to follow the Crusader men's basketball team to the NCAA Tournament in Auburn Hills today by calling the Valparaiso University Ticket Office at 219-464-6161 through 6 p.m. this evening. Students can buy tickets today at the Harre Union through 5 p.m.
March 18, 2013 | Baseball
Valpo will travel to Dayton this weekend; Raiders will come to town April 26th-28th
March 17, 2013 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso and Michigan State will be the first game of the Second Round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament to tip off, as tip time from Auburn Hills is set for 12:15 p.m. ET/11:15 a.m. CT on Thursday. The game will be broadcast live in its entirety on CBS, with Verne Lundquist, Bill Raftery and Rachel Nichols on the call.
March 17, 2013 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso men's basketball team drew the No. 14 seed in the Midwest Region of the 2013 NCAA Tournament and will face No. 3 seed Michigan State in Second Round action at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Mich. on Thursday.
March 17, 2013 | Women's Tennis
Portland State, Northern Arizona both win 7-0 tilts over Crusaders this weekend
March 17, 2013 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball team concluded its spring break journey on a winning note on Sunday, downing Cornell in its finale at the USF Spring Invitational in Clearwater, Fla. by a 4-3 score.
March 17, 2013 | Women's Bowling
The #15 Valparaiso bowling team dropped three matches on the final day of the Music City Classic in Smyrna, Tenn. on Sunday.
March 16, 2013 | Baseball
Crusaders overcome five errors, rip twelve hits in 9-6 victory over Miami (OH); DeBoo gets first win of season
March 16, 2013 | Women's Bowling
Fifth-year senior Ashley Busiel (Elk Grove Village, Ill./James B. Conant [Harper College]) surpassed the Crusader record for single-season average as #15 Valparaiso earned three victories on Saturday at the Music City Classic in Smyrna, Tenn.
March 16, 2013 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball team split a pair of games against BCS foes in Clearwater, Fla. at the USF Spring Invitational on Saturday. The Crusaders opened the day with a 4-2 win against Iowa State for their second straight victory, but fell in their nightcap to Maryland, 4-0.
March 15, 2013 | Women's Bowling
The #15 Valparaiso bowling team split six contests on the first day of action at Vanderbilt's Music City Classic in Smyrna, Tenn. on Friday.
March 15, 2013 | Men's Basketball
Congratulations to our Valparaiso Crusaders on their Horizon League Tournament championship and a berth into the NCAA Tournament! Registration has reached capacity and is closed for the viewing party in the Harre Union ballrooms, but if you didn't get a chance to register, come join the festivities in Founders on Sunday evening as the Crusaders find out their destination and opponent for the 2013 NCAA Tournament.
March 15, 2013 | Softball
Fifth-year senior Amanda Bolton (Scottsdale, Ariz./Horizon [Arizona]) threw Valparaiso's first no-hitter since March of 2011 on Friday as the Crusaders earned a 9-0 run-rule victory over Temple in their opener at the USF Spring Invitational in Clearwater, Fla.
March 15, 2013 | Baseball
Cole Webb gives up one run on three hits, but suffers yet another tough-luck loss as Valpo musters just three hits in 1-0 defeat
March 14, 2013 | Men's Basketball
Senior Erik Buggs has been through rough times during his five years at Valpo, but has persevered to help return the Crusaders to the NCAA Tournament.
March 14, 2013 | Men's Tennis
Doubles sweep, straight set victories at No. 1, 2, and 4 highlight fifth straight win for the Brown and Gold
March 14, 2013 | Baseball
Valpo wins third in a row behind stingy pitching, balanced offensive attack; Crusaders will face UAB Thursday and Miami (OH) Friday before heading back to Emory G. Bauer Field
March 13, 2013 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso men's basketball team is going back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2004 after completing a thrilling 62-54 victory over Wright State to earn the Horizon League tournament championship at the ARC Tuesday night.
March 13, 2013 | Baseball
Four Crusaders record multi-RBI games, Trevor Haas the latest freshman to notch first career win in 9-2 victory over Yale Bulldogs
March 13, 2013 | Women's Basketball
Junior forward Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury) recorded her 12th double-double of the season, and the Valparaiso women’s basketball team made top-seeded #20/20 Green Bay work hard to earn its 80-59 win in the Horizon League Quarterfinals at the Kress Events Center on Wednesday evening.
March 13, 2013 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball team split two mid-week games on Wednesday, downing Maine 3-0 before falling on a walk-off base hit to host Florida Gulf Coast, 11-10.
March 12, 2013 | Baseball
Valpo brings eleven batters to the plate in the first inning; Lundeen tosses 7 innings of one-run ball for first collegiate win
March 12, 2013 | Men's Tennis
Valpo keeps rolling with its second 4-3 win in as many days; Brown and Gold can make it a perfect trip Thursday against Creighton
March 12, 2013 | Baseball
Continuous rain throughout Tuesday morning made Chain of Lakes Field unplayable; day-night doubleheader scheduled for Wednesday
March 12, 2013 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso women’s basketball team continues postseason play on Wednesday when the Crusaders visit Green Bay to take on the top-seeded Phoenix in the quarterfinals of the Horizon League Tournament on Wednesday evening.
March 12, 2013 | Men's Basketball
40 minutes stand between the Valparaiso men’s basketball team and its first trip to the NCAA Tournament since 2004. In the way for the Horizon League Championship title game are the third-seeded Wright State Raiders, who the Crusaders will face Tuesday night at the ARC at 8 p.m. in front of a nationwide audience on ESPN.
March 12, 2013 | Softball
Valparaiso sophomore outfielder Lindsey Norway (Chicago, Ill./Chicago Christian) became the fifth different Crusader to be honored by the Horizon League office this season, as she was named the league's Player of the Week following an All-Tournament Team performance last weekend at the Hatter Classic.
March 11, 2013 | Men's Tennis
4-3 win over the Quinnipiac Bobcats in Orlando, Florida equals third consecutive win; Valpo plays Marian (Ind.) and Wesleyan University Tuesday
March 11, 2013 | Women's Basketball
Backed by a double-double from junior Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury), a career-high from sophomore Jessica Carr (Arcadia, Ind./Hamilton Heights) and a 12-point, six rebound performance from senior Laura Richards (Connersville, Ind./Connersville), Valparaiso led for the final 30-plus minutes and beat UIC 67-57 in the first round of the Horizon League Tournament on Monday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
March 11, 2013 | Baseball
Crusaders arrive in Winter Haven with 3-5 record on spring trip; Navy, Yale, Bucknell, UAB, Miami of Ohio await Valpo in RussMatt Invitational
March 11, 2013 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso junior forward Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury) received Second Team All-Horizon League honors on Monday afternoon.
March 11, 2013 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso women’s basketball team opens postseason play on Monday when the Crusaders welcome UIC to the Athletics-Recreation Center at 7:00 p.m. for the first round of the Horizon League Tournament.
March 10, 2013 | Men's Basketball
Tickets are available for Tuesday night's Horizon League Championship title game between Valparaiso and Wright State, set for an 8 p.m. tip at the ARC. Fans can buy tickets by visiting http://www.valpoathletics.com/tickets/, calling 219-464-5233 or visiting the ticket office (located in the main lobby of the ARC), which will be open Sunday noon-7pm, Monday 10am through the women's game, and Tuesday 10am through game time.
March 10, 2013 | Baseball
Three Valpo errors, three USF homers in treacherous 7th inning hands DeBoo his fourth loss on season; Crusaders fall to 4-10, head to Winter Haven for five games
March 10, 2013 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball team claimed the lead Sunday morning against Stetson with a run in the top of the third, but the lead would prove short-lived, as the hosts scored five runs in the bottom half of the frame to send the Crusaders to a 5-1 defeat in the finale of the Hatter Classic in DeLand, Fla.
March 09, 2013 | Men's Basketball
Senior Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) drained a 3-pointer from the right wing with a hand in his face as time expired Saturday night, lifting top-seeded Valparaiso to a 70-69 victory over fourth-seeded Green Bay at the ARC in the second semifinal of the Horizon League Championship. The win sends the Crusaders to the title game at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the ARC against third-seeded Wright State.
March 09, 2013 | Women's Basketball
Senior Gina Lange (Wyoming, Minn./Forest Lake) scored a game-high 20 points and senior Laura Richards (Connersville, Ind./Connersville) tied a career-best with 11 rebounds, and Valparaiso outscored Detroit by 23 in the second half to get a 73-53 victory on Senior Day on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
March 09, 2013 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball team split a pair of games Saturday at the Hatter Classic in DeLand, Fla. The Crusaders rallied for a 7-5 victory over Colgate in their opener before falling to host Stetson in the nightcap, 4-3.
March 09, 2013 | Baseball
Four double plays, five stolen bases fuel 5-2 Valpo victory; Webb throws seven innings, allows one earned run; Vavra has three-hit, three-run game
March 09, 2013 | Men's Tennis
Valpo sweeps doubles as part of 5-2 victory; Honert and Savaglio win in convincing fashion in singles
March 08, 2013 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso men's basketball team will face fourth-seeded Green Bay in Saturday's second semifinal of the 2013 Horizon League Championship, following the Phoenix's 64-63 victory over UIC Friday evening. The game can be seen live on ESPNU.
March 08, 2013 | Baseball
Wormington concedes two earned runs in 7 2/3 innings, Loeffler homers; Crusaders still fall 3-2 to USF
March 08, 2013 | Softball
Freshman Taylor Weissenhofer (Homer Glen, Ill./Lockport Township) allowed just one hit and struck out 20 batters over eight innings of work Friday, earning a win and a save as the Valparaiso softball team defeated Fairleigh Dickinson, 1-0, and Colgate, 7-0, at the Hatter Classic in DeLand, Fla.
March 08, 2013 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso women’s basketball team finishes up the regular season schedule when the Crusaders host Detroit at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday. Ieva Jansone, Gina Lange and Laura Richards will be honored for Senior Day.
March 07, 2013 | Men's Basketball
For the second straight season, Valparaiso finds itself hosting the Horizon League Championship at the ARC, needing to win just two games to claim the tournament title. This year’s quest for the crown starts Saturday evening in the second semifinal at 7:30 p.m. against the winner of Friday night’s second-round game between Green Bay and UIC. The game can be seen live on ESPNU.
March 07, 2013 | Men's Basketball
The bracket has been set for the 2013 Horizon League Men's Basketball Championship, with Valparaiso earning the #1 seed as the league's regular season champion. Tickets are on sale now for Friday's second-round action and Saturday's semifinals at the ARC.
March 06, 2013 | Baseball
Valpo commits three errors, allows 16 hits in 9-8 loss in final game at Port Charlotte; Crusaders open series at USF Friday
March 05, 2013 | Women's Golf
Michelle Kleckner (New Brighton, Minn./Irondale) shot a final round 76 to claim medalist honors, and Valparaiso bettered its first round total by 15 shots in the final round to win the Crusader Spring Invitational at ChampionsGate G.C. in Orlando, Fla. on Tuesday afternoon.
March 05, 2013 | Baseball
Kowalczyk knocks in Bain for 7-6 walk-off victory; Crusaders overcome two four-run deficits
March 05, 2013 | Men's Soccer
Former Valparaiso goalkeeper Kyle Zobeck has become the first Crusader men's soccer alum to sign a Major League Soccer contract, as Zobeck inked a deal with FC Dallas, as announced by the club Tuesday morning. Per league and team policy, the terms of the agreement will not be disclosed.
March 05, 2013 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso University women's soccer head coach John Marovich announced today that Katriona Anesini (Seattle, Wash.), Kelsie Bolerjack (Centerville, Ohio), Krista Carlson (Cherry Valley, Ill.), April Cronin (Glenview, Ill.), Danielle DeSciscio (North Royalton, Ohio), Allegra Godfrey (Oshkosh, Wis.), Morgan Manzke (Orland Park, Ill.), Sydney Rumple (Rockford, Ill.), Robin Wenzel (Woodstock, Ill.) and Jordan Young (Mason, Mich.) have chosen to continue their careers with the Crusaders, signing National Letters of Intent to enroll as freshmen in the fall of 2013.
March 05, 2013 | Softball
Valparaiso sophomore Brittany Duncan (Fairborn, Ohio/Fairborn) has been named the Horizon League Player of the Week, while freshman teammate Taylor Weissenhofer (Homer Glen, Ill./Lockport Township) was tabbed Pitcher of the Week after the duo led the Crusaders to a 3-1 record last weekend at the Buccaneer Invitational in Charleston, S.C.
March 04, 2013 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso trimmed a 15-point, first-half deficit to four early in the second half at Youngstown State, but the Penguins responded with a big run and went on to beat the Crusaders 72-50 at the Beeghly Center on Monday night.
March 04, 2013 | Men's Basketball
Four members of the Horizon League regular season champion Valparaiso Crusaders were honored Monday as the league announced its postseason awards. Ryan Broekhoff repeated as a First Team All-League selection, while Kevin Van Wijk was a Second Team All-League pick. LaVonte Dority was tabbed the Horizon League Sixth Man of the Year, and Erik Buggs earned a spot on the league's All-Defensive Team.
March 04, 2013 | Baseball
Crusaders take lead in 4th inning, cough it up in bottom of 8th; Martin has three-hit day, Manning plates two in 4-3 loss
March 04, 2013 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso redshirt junior Bobby Capobianco (Loveland, Ohio/Loveland [Indiana]) has been named the Horizon League Newcomer of the Week for the second time this season after enjoying a near-perfect week from the field in a pair of Crusader wins.
March 04, 2013 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso women’s basketball team closes out the road portion of the Horizon League schedule when the Crusaders visit Youngstown State at 6:05 p.m. on Monday.
March 03, 2013 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball team closed out action at the Buccaneer Classic in Charleston, S.C. on a high note Sunday afternoon, overcoming a three-run deficit to defeat host Charleston Southern, 6-5, in the tournament finale.
March 03, 2013 | Baseball
Cole Webb allows just two runs on five hits over seven innings; bats go cold in 3-1 loss to Northeastern Sunday
March 03, 2013 | Women's Bowling
The #15 Valparaiso bowling team finished out the Central Missouri Women's Invitational in Kansas City, Mo. on Sunday, finishing the tournament in eighth place.
March 02, 2013 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team left no doubt as how many squads could claim the Horizon League regular season title, winning the outright championship with a dominant performance in a 75-56 victory at Green Bay Saturday afternoon.
March 02, 2013 | Men's Swimming & Diving, Women's Swimming & Diving
Barnes, Bretl, Cannon, Knop, Lightner, Segatto score points on the women's side; Castro Diaz, Jenny, King, Wegehaupt pace the men
March 02, 2013 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball team split a pair of games on the second day of action at the Buccaneer Invitational in Charleston, S.C. on Saturday. The Crusaders battled in a 5-0 morning loss to #7/9 Tennessee before rebounding with a run-rule victory by a 9-1 final over host Charleston Southern in the afternoon.
March 02, 2013 | Women's Bowling
The #15 Valparaiso bowling team continued action at the Central Missouri Women’s Invitational in Kansas City, Mo. on Saturday, finishing the day in seventh place after splitting four matches.
March 02, 2013 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso women’s soccer head coach John Marovich is currently serving as head coach of the ’96 Indiana Olympic Development Program (ODP) side which will play for the national championship Sunday morning at the 2013 US Youth Soccer ODP Championships at FC Dallas Stadium in Frisco, Texas.
March 02, 2013 | Women's Basketball
Junior Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury) recorded her 10th double-double of the season, and senior Gina Lange (Wyoming, Minn./Forest Lake) and sophomore Shaquira Scott (Wilmette, Ill./Loyola Academy) also scored in double figures, but Cleveland State outscored the Crusaders by 10 over the final 6:15 and came away with a 58-54 win on Saturday afternoon at the Wolstein Center.
March 02, 2013 | Baseball
Mahar earns first win of season out of the bullpen; four Crusaders record multi-hit game in 5-4 comeback win over St. Bonaventure
March 01, 2013 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Horizon League Championships conclude Saturday; several Crusaders qualify in individual events
March 01, 2013 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Horizon League Championships conclude Saturday; several Crusaders qualify in individual events
March 01, 2013 | Women's Track & Field
Junior Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) finished first in the weight throw and third in the shot put at the Gill Athletics Final Qualifier on Friday at Kenosha, Wis.
March 01, 2013 | Women's Bowling
#15 Valparaiso earned three victories on Friday, including its third consecutive victory over the nation’s top-ranked team, as the Crusaders opened action at the Central Missouri Women’s Invitational in Kansas City, Mo.
March 01, 2013 | Baseball
Five games in Port Charlotte, three in Tampa versus South Florida, five in Winter Haven make up 17-day, 13-game road trip
March 01, 2013 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball team cruised to victory in its tournament opener at the Buccaneer Invitational in Charleston, S.C. on Friday, scoring multiple runs in all five innings in a 16-1 run-rule victory over UNC Wilmington.
March 01, 2013 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso women’s basketball team hits the road for the first of two games in Ohio when the Crusaders visit Cleveland State at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday.
March 01, 2013 | Men's Basketball
Having already secured at least a share of the Horizon League regular season title, as well as the top seed and hosting rights for the upcoming Horizon League Championship, Valparaiso looks to end the regular season on a high note Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders travel to Green Bay for a 2 p.m. tip, live on ESPNU.
February 28, 2013 | Women's Basketball
Junior Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury) tied a career-high with 33 points, including a 3-pointer to send the game into overtime, and she also grabbed 18 rebounds, but the Crusaders lost to Wright State 83-78 on Thursday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
February 28, 2013 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball team commences its 2013 spring break trip this weekend as the Crusaders travel to Charleston, S.C. to take part in the Buccaneer Invitational. Valpo will play a single game apiece against UNC Wilmington and #7/9 Tennessee, as well as two contests against host Charleston Southern.
February 27, 2013 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso women’s basketball team returns home to begin a stretch of three games in five days when the Crusaders host Wright State at the Athletics-Recreation Center at 7:05 p.m. on Thursday.
February 27, 2013 | Baseball
A little more than five years after an accident claimed the life of brother and best friend of pitcher Cole Webb, #9 lives on
February 26, 2013 | Men's Basketball
A spirited second-half comeback helped the Valparaiso men’s basketball team overcome a seven-point halftime deficit as the Crusaders defeated Youngstown State, 73-64, on Senior Night Tuesday evening at the ARC. With the win, Valpo secured at least a share of the Horizon League regular season championship for the second straight year. The Crusaders also clinched the #1 seed for the upcoming Horizon League tournament, and with it, hosting rights for the league’s championship event.
February 26, 2013 | Volleyball
Valparaiso volleyball head coach Carin Avery announced today that Emily Chittum (Horseshoe Bay, Texas/Marble Falls) has agreed to join the Crusader volleyball program as a freshman for the 2013 season. Chittum joins the previously announced five signees from the early signing period to form a six-player incoming class.
February 26, 2013 | Softball
The youth of the Valparaiso softball program was honored as the All-Tournament Team for last weekend's Holiday Inn Hilltopper Classic was revealed, as sophomore Brittany Duncan (Fairborn, Ohio/Fairborn) and freshmen Janelle Bouchard (Kennebunk, Maine/Kennebunk) and Kaitlyn Ranieri (Schererville, Ind./Lake Central) represented the Crusaders for their performances during the tournament.
February 25, 2013 | Men's Basketball
For a group of six seniors taking to the court of the ARC for the final time in the regular season as Crusaders on Tuesday evening, you could not ask for anything more - the chance to clinch a second consecutive Horizon League regular season championship for Valparaiso on Senior Night against Youngstown State.
February 25, 2013 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso senior forward Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) was named Monday as one of 25 finalists for the Lou Henson Award, which honors the top mid-major player in college basketball. Fans can participate in the fan vote, which accounts for one-third of the final vote, by visiting VoteLouHenson.com.
February 24, 2013 | Women's Bowling
The #15 Valparaiso bowling squad split eight matches in its final two days of competition this weekend at the Holiday Collegiate Classic in Bessemer, Ala., hosted by Alabama A&M.
February 24, 2013 | Men's Track & Field
The 4x400-meter relay team and Elijah Owen (LaPorte, Ind./LaPorte) each recorded sixth-place finishes at the Horizon League Indoor Championships at the Watson and Tressel Training Site in Youngstown, Ohio on Sunday afternoon.
February 24, 2013 | Women's Track & Field
Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) and Jessica Richardson (Columbus, Ind./North) each recorded top-five finishes to lead the Valparaiso women’s track and field team on the second day of the Horizon League Indoor Championships at the Watson and Tressel Training Site in Youngstown, Ohio on Sunday afternoon.
February 24, 2013 | Softball
Three games all decided by two runs or loss all went against the Valparaiso softball team on Sunday in the final day of action at the Holiday Inn Hilltopper Classic in Bowling Green, Ky. The Crusaders fell in the resumption of Saturday's suspended game to South Dakota State, 3-2 in eight innings, before dropping games to Pitt (7-5) and Western Michigan (2-1).
February 24, 2013 | Baseball
Chris DeBoo throws seven solid innings, but offense stalls with runners in scoring position in 2-0 series finale loss to Long Beach State
February 23, 2013 | Women's Track & Field
Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) took second in the weight throw and Kelley Freeman (Valparaiso, Ind./Chesterton) took third in the pole vault to lead the Valparaiso women’s track and field team on the first day of the Horizon League Indoor Championships at the Watson and Tressel Training Site in Youngstown, Ohio on Saturday.
February 23, 2013 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso men's basketball team enjoyed its best shooting performance in over 15 years on Saturday afternoon, cruising to an 82-60 victory over Eastern Kentucky at the ARC in front of a national television audience on ESPNU as part of the Ramada BracketBusters series.
February 23, 2013 | Men's Tennis
Crusaders respond with singles sweep after dropping doubles point in highly competitive match at The Courts of NWI
February 23, 2013 | Baseball
Andrew Bynum hits first home run of year, Cole Webb's quality start wasted in 3-2 loss to Long Beach State
February 23, 2013 | Men's Track & Field
Barrett Rehm (Watertown, Wis./Watertown), Jacob Frey (St. Paul, Minn./Roseville Area) and the distance medley relay team each recorded sixth-place finishes to lead the Valparaiso men’s track and field team at the first day of the Horizon League Indoor Championships at the Watson and Tressel Training Site in Youngstown, Ohio on Saturday.
February 23, 2013 | Women's Basketball
Sophomore Shaquira Scott (Wilmette, Ill./Loyola Academy) filled up the stat sheet with nine points, seven rebounds, two blocks and two steals, but Valparaiso fell on the road to #25/RV Green Bay by a score of 80-38 on Saturday afternoon.
February 23, 2013 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball team claimed a victory in extra innings at the Holiday Inn Hilltopper Classic on Saturday, downing Dayton 6-5 in eight innings of work. The Crusaders' second game of the day, against South Dakota State, also went to extra innings, but was suspended after Buchanon Park suffered the same fate as the Superdome during the Super Bowl, as a power outage struck in the eighth inning with the score 2-2. The game will be resumed at 9 a.m. Sunday prior to Valpo's scheduled pair of games.
February 23, 2013 | Women's Tennis
Zakiewicz and Hamel push opponents to three sets in singles action, but neither were able to take tiebreaker set in 7-0 loss Saturday afternoon in Peoria
February 22, 2013 | Baseball
Four infield errors, four walks all part of uncharacteristic sloppy play in Valpo's 7-2 loss to Long Beach State Friday night
February 22, 2013 | Women's Tennis
IUPUI defeats Valpo women's tennis 5-2 Friday night in Indianapolis; Crusaders take on Bradley in Peoria Saturday at noon
February 22, 2013 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball team got off to a delayed start Friday at the Holiday Inn Hilltopper Classic in Bowling Green, Ky., as its first game against Western Michigan was canceled due to poor field conditions caused by recent weather. The Crusaders then never got on track in their tournament opener against host Western Kentucky, falling 3-0 Friday evening.
February 22, 2013 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso University women’s basketball coach Tracey Dorow has announced the signing of Aliyah Isaac to a National Letter of Intent, during the Early Signing Period, to play for the Crusaders.
February 22, 2013 | Athletics
Valparaiso University Director of Athletics Mark LaBarbera announced today that the university has added a pair of hires in the area of athletics development. John Kuka joins Valparaiso University as an Associate Director of Athletics, while Matt LaBarbera has been brought on as the Associate Director of Annual Giving - Athletics.
February 22, 2013 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso women’s basketball team hits the road and takes on the top team in the Horizon League when the Crusaders visit #25/RV Green Bay at 2 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.
February 22, 2013 | Men's Basketball
For the third consecutive year, the Valparaiso men’s basketball team will take part in a nationally televised game as part of the ESPN Ramada Worldwide BracketBusters event, hosting Eastern Kentucky on Saturday afternoon at noon, live on ESPNU.
February 22, 2013 | Women's Bowling
#15 Valparaiso struggled on the first day of the Holiday Collegiate Classic in Bessemer, Ala., hosted by Alabama A&M, going just 1-4 on the first day of competition.
February 21, 2013 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso trimmed a 19-point second half deficit against Milwaukee down to two with 7.0 seconds to go, but the Panthers held on for a 75-71 win at the ARC on Thursday evening.
February 21, 2013 | Baseball
Club will get reprieve from winter weather as it looks to raise record over .500. Wormington, Webb, DeBoo slated to take the hill for Valpo against the Dirtbags in Long Beach.
February 21, 2013 | Football
Valparaiso University had 30 members of its football program named to the Pioneer Football League’s Academic Honor Roll for their work in the classroom during the Fall 2012 semester.
February 21, 2013 | Softball
After a weekend off, Valparaiso resumes the 2013 slate this weekend at the Holiday Inn Hilltopper Classic in Bowling Green, Ky., hosted by Western Kentucky. Valpo will take on Western Michigan, Pitt, South Dakota State and Dayton in addition to the host Hilltoppers over the three-day event.
February 20, 2013 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso women’s basketball team closes out a two-game home stand and goes for the season sweep against Milwaukee at 7:05 p.m. on Thursday.
February 19, 2013 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team led Loyola by 15 points at the halftime Tuesday night in Chicago, Ill., and after the Ramblers had rallied to tie the game in the second half, the Crusaders scored on 11 straight possessions as Valpo downed Loyola by a final score of 85-76. With the win, the Crusaders clinch at least the third seed and a first-round bye in the Horizon League Championship.
February 18, 2013 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso freshman midfielder Alvaro Betancourt (Caguas, P.R.) has joined his Puerto Rico U20 national team teammates south of the border for the 2013 CONCACAF U20 Championship to be held Feb. 18 - Mar. 3, 2013 in Puebla, Mexico.
February 18, 2013 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team looks to get back on the winning track Tuesday evening as the Crusaders make the short trip to Chicago to face Loyola at 7 p.m. Valpo maintains a half-game lead in the Horizon League standings with three league contests remaining. And, if you haven't seen it yet, check out the attached video to see the Valparaizone doing the Harlem Shake at last Saturday's game!
February 17, 2013 | Baseball
The Valparaiso baseball team couldn't push across a run after loading the bases with one out in the top of the second, and then surrendered six runs with two outs in the bottom half of the frame as Belmont downed the Crusaders, 7-3, Sunday afternoon in Nashville, Tenn.
February 17, 2013 | Women's Tennis
Valparaiso women's tennis drops match at Marquette, hits the road for two more matches next weekend.
February 16, 2013 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team led Detroit by 15 points with less than nine minutes remaining in front of a sellout crowd at the ARC and a national television audience on ESPN2 on Saturday evening, but the Titans scored 19 consecutive points to take the lead as the Crusaders eventually fell by a final of 84-74.
February 16, 2013 | Women's Basketball
Junior Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury) posted her eighth double-double of the season and all 11 Crusaders scored, including a career-high 13 from freshman Lexi Miller (Caledonia, Mich/Caledonia) as Valparaiso outscored UIC by 32 in the second half to post an 88-62 win on Saturday in the annual Play 4Kay game to benefit breast cancer research.
February 16, 2013 | Baseball
Valpo hangs on for 1-0 victory, collects first win of 2013 campaign behind dominating pitching performance from junior
February 16, 2013 | Men's Tennis
7-0 defeat puts Valpo's record at .500; team prepares for Friday match at Marquette, home match Saturday versus Aquinas
February 16, 2013 | Women's Track & Field
The Valparaiso women’s track team recorded six top-five finishes at the Boilermaker Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind. on Saturday.
February 16, 2013 | Men's Track & Field
The Valparaiso men’s track team recorded 10 top-10 finishes at the Boilermaker Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind. on Saturday.
February 15, 2013 | Men's Tennis
Crusaders drop match to Broncos 7-0; challenge Purdue Saturday afternoon
February 15, 2013 | Baseball
Brookshire stymies Crusaders for five innings; Valpo strands tying run in 9th to end game in 4-3 defeat
February 15, 2013 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team takes aim at securing at least a share of the Horizon League title on Saturday afternoon as Detroit comes to the ARC for a 5 p.m. tip. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN2 as part of ESPN’s Rivalry Week. The Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2013 will be honored at halftime of the game.
February 15, 2013 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso women’s basketball team starts a two-game home stand against UIC in the Play 4Kay game to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research at 1:05 p.m. on Saturday. Please note the game time is a change from the originally scheduled 1:35 p.m. tip.
February 15, 2013 | Women's Basketball
Junior Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury) has been named the Horizon League Female Scholar-Athlete of the Month for January.
February 14, 2013 | Baseball
Nostalgia of our youth, the anticipation of summer cement baseball as America's pastime
February 13, 2013 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso trimmed a nine-point halftime deficit to one midway through the second half, but the Crusaders could not pull in front and dropped a 68-58 decision at Loyola on Wednesday night.
February 13, 2013 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso University head men’s soccer coach Mike Avery announced today that the Crusaders have received commitments from six players to join the Valpo program as freshmen for the fall of 2013. The newest additions to the Crusader program includes defenders Mo Harb and John Patton , midfielder Forrest Chong, forward Kevin Klett and goalkeepers Nate Kitchell and Jacob Peterson . These six players join Julio Velasquez, who started classes and has been a part of team training since his enrollment in January.
February 13, 2013 | Baseball
Valpo receives three first-place votes, five Crusaders named to Preseason All-Horizon League Team
February 12, 2013 | Men's Basketball
Seniors Matt Kenney (Mooresville, Ind./Mooresville) and Kevin Van Wijk (Hoofddorp, Netherlands/Katholieke Scholengemeenschap Hoofddorp) combined for 25 of Valparaiso’s 34 second-half points as the Crusaders never trailed in a tight 68-61 road win at Wright State Tuesday evening in Horizon League play.
February 12, 2013 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso women’s basketball team opens the second half of Horizon League play and finishes up a two-game road with a visit to Chicago to play Loyola at 7 p.m. on Wednesday night.
February 12, 2013 | Men's Cross Country, Athletics
The Valparaiso men’s cross country squads from 1963, 1964 and 1965 put together perhaps the most impressive run of high finishes in national competition in Valparaiso athletics history, and on Saturday, February 16, the group of three teams will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame.
February 12, 2013 | Softball
Fifth-year senior infielder Joylyn Ichiyama (Torrance, Calif./Redondo Union) has been named the Horizon League Player of the Week, while freshman pitcher Sierra Pico (North Las Vegas, Nev./Legacy) earned Pitcher of the Week accolades following Valparaiso’s opening weekend of the 2013 season.
February 11, 2013 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team closes out its two-part Ohio road swing Tuesday evening as the Crusaders take on Wright State at 6 p.m. CT. Currently 1.5 games up in the league standings, Valpo faces a Raider squad which is one of the two teams tied for second place.
February 11, 2013 | Men's Basketball
Senior Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) has been named the Horizon League men's basketball Player of the Week by the league office, while redshirt junior Bobby Capobianco (Loveland, Ohio/Loveland [Indiana]) has been tabbed as the league's co-Newcomer of the Week.
February 11, 2013 | Volleyball
Valparaiso volleyball commit Morganne Longoria has been named a PrepVolleyball.com High School All-American following her senior season of high school, one of just 150 players nationwide, as well as one of just six liberos, to receive the honor.
February 11, 2013 | Baseball
Coming off a banner 2012 campaign, Valpo finds itself in uncharted territory. For the first time since joining the Horizon League, the Crusaders open a season as defending champions.
February 11, 2013 | Baseball, Athletics
One of the top hitters in Valparaiso baseball history, Jack Todhunter will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday, February 16.
February 10, 2013 | Men's Cross Country, Men's Soccer, Volleyball, Women's Cross Country, Women's Soccer, Athletics
Valparaiso placed a league-high ten student-athletes over five sports on the Horizon League's 2012 Fall Academic All-League Teams, as announced by the league office.
February 10, 2013 | Softball
A six-run fifth inning pushed the Valparaiso softball team to victory on Sunday, as the Crusaders defeated Central Arkansas by a 7-3 final at the Belmont Spring Kickoff in Nashville, Tenn. Valpo’s last scheduled game of the tournament, against Western Illinois, was rained out and will not be made up.
February 09, 2013 | Men's Track & Field
Nick Kowaleski (Lockbourne, Ohio/Grove City) ran a season-best in the 60-meter dash to place third and lead the Crusader men’s track team at the Chicagoland Championships in Naperville, Ill.
February 09, 2013 | Men's Tennis
In toughest matchup of season, Valpo is shutout 7-0 by Northwestern
February 09, 2013 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team scored the first 12 points of Saturday afternoon’s Horizon League game at Cleveland State, and its lead never dropped under six points as the Crusaders defeated the Vikings, 80-72, in front of a national television audience on ESPN2.
February 09, 2013 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball team got the 2013 campaign off to a quick start Saturday morning at the Belmont Spring Kickoff in Nashville, Tenn., downing Jackson State via run rule in five innings, 13-1. The Crusaders couldn’t complete the day one sweep, however, falling to the host Bruins Saturday afternoon in extra innings, 2-1.
February 09, 2013 | Women's Basketball
Three Crusader players scored in double-figures, led by 16 from Shaquira Scott (Wilmette, Ill/Loyola Academy), but the Detroit outscored Valparaiso by 17 in the second half and beat the Crusaders 70-61 on Saturday afternoon at Calihan Hall.
February 08, 2013 | Women's Track & Field
Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) won the weight throw and took second in the shot put, and Jessica Richardson (Columbus, Ind./North) placed second in the 3000-meter run to help the Valparaiso women’s track team to a fifth-place finish at the Chicagoland Championships on Friday in Naperville, Ill.
February 08, 2013 | Women's Basketball
Coming off an overtime victory against Cleveland State, the Valparaiso women’s basketball team closes out the first half of Horizon League play with a game at Detroit at 1 p.m. CT on Saturday afternoon.
February 08, 2013 | Baseball, Football, Athletics
A two-sport standout during his time at Valparaiso, Paul Naumann went on to a long and distinguished coaching career, and on Saturday, February 16, he will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame.
February 08, 2013 | Men's Basketball
With the stretch run of Horizon League play approaching, the Valparaiso men’s basketball team looks to continue its recent run of form Saturday afternoon at Cleveland State. The Crusaders enter the contest against the Vikings having won eight of their last nine games, a stretch which started with Valpo’s home victory over CSU. The game can be seen live nationwide on ESPN2 at 3 p.m. CT.
February 08, 2013 | Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Athletics, Valparaizone
The votes are in and Valparaiso University’s student section, the Valparaizone, has advanced to the semifinal round of the second annual Naismith Student Section of the Year Award contest. As one of the top college basketball student sections in the country, Valpo is asking for fan support to help win the prestigious title. Crusader fans will now have a say in determining the most deserving student section by voting for the Naismith Student Section of the Year Award.
February 08, 2013 | Women's Tennis
Women's tennis falls in straight sets to Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne Friday afternoon
February 07, 2013 | Softball
Some of the names and faces have changed as the Valparaiso softball program enters the 2013 season, but the goal remains the same: defend the Horizon League regular season and tournament crowns the Crusaders claimed last season and return to the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive year.
February 07, 2013 | Football, Men's Track & Field, Athletics
The first African-American to compete in intercollegiate athletics at Valparaiso University, Floyd Henderson was a trailblazer in the Crusaders' athletic department, and on Saturday, February 16, he will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame.
February 06, 2013 | Baseball
College Baseball Insider picks Crusaders to take 1st place again in Horizon League
February 06, 2013 | Men's Golf, Women's Golf
Valparaiso University men’s golf coach David Gring and women’s coach Mat Blair have announced their schedules for the upcoming spring 2013 season.
February 06, 2013 | Women's Basketball, Athletics
A catalyst at the point guard position for the Valparaiso women's basketball team, Katie Boone helped lead the Crusaders to a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances during her four-year career, and on Saturday, February 16, she will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame.
February 06, 2013 | Softball
The Valparaiso University softball team has been picked to finish in third place in the Horizon League standings for the 2013 season in preseason polling by the league’s head coaches.
February 05, 2013 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso connected on a season-best 15 3-pointers in rolling to an 86-61 victory over UIC in Horizon League play on Tuesday evening at the ARC. The victory improves the Crusaders to 8-2 in league action.
February 04, 2013 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team will host Eastern Kentucky out of the Ohio Valley Conference as part of the Ramada BracketBusters event on ESPNU on Saturday, February 23 at noon, the Crusaders learned Monday evening.
February 04, 2013 | Baseball
Baseball America, Perfect Game present contrasting predictions. BA picks Valpo 3rd, while Perfect Game thinks a repeat is in the cards
February 04, 2013 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team looks to maintain its spot atop the Horizon League standings on Tuesday evening as the Crusaders host UIC. Valpo will be playing its 100th Horizon League game since joining the league prior to the 2007-08 season.
February 04, 2013 | Women's Basketball
Junior forward Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury) received Horizon League Player of the Week honors for the third time this season in helping the Crusaders split a pair of games against Wright State and Cleveland State.
February 03, 2013 | Women's Bowling
#15 Valparaiso closed the Prairie View A&M Invitational in Arlington, Texas with a bang on Sunday, winning all three of its matches and finishing the tournament with its second win of the weekend over the nation's top-ranked team to finish in fifth place.
February 02, 2013 | Men's Track & Field
Wally Bradford (Mukwonago, Wis./Mukwonago) set a season-best in the one-mile run at the Meyo Invitational in South Bend, Ind., while Barrett Rehm (Watertown, Wis./Watertown) tied a season-best in the pole vault at the YSU National Invitational in Youngstown, Ohio for the Valparaiso men’s track teams on Saturday.
February 02, 2013 | Women's Track & Field
Jessica Richardson (Columbus, Ind./North) and Nicole Zehel (Wixom, Mich./Lutheran Westland) each set season-bests in leading the Crusader women’s track team at the Meyo Invitational in South Bend, Ind. and the YSU National Invitational in Youngstown, Ohio, respectively.
February 02, 2013 | Women's Basketball
Gina Lange (Wyoming, Minn./Forest Lake) made a layup with 0.6 seconds left in regulation to send the game into overtime, and then the Crusaders dominated the extra five minutes to pick up a 92-84 victory over Cleveland State on Saturday afternoon at the ARC.
February 02, 2013 | Men's Swimming & Diving, Women's Swimming & Diving
Freshmen steal the show on Senior Day as Valpo drops last home meet to Olivet Nazarene, Butler
February 02, 2013 | Women's Bowling
The #15 Valparaiso bowling team remained in seventh place after the second of three days of action at the Prairie View A&M Invitational Saturday in Arlington, Texas, earning wins in two of its five matches.
February 02, 2013 | Men's Tennis
Crusaders, Flyers split singles; Valpo claims doubles point to improve season record to 4-1
February 02, 2013 | Women's Tennis
I-94 shutdown makes travel impossible
February 01, 2013 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso put together its best defensive performance against a Division I school in nearly 30 years in earning its largest Horizon League win since joining the league on Friday evening, downing Milwaukee by a 71-40 score in front of 4,000-plus at the ARC.
February 01, 2013 | Men's Track & Field
Freshmen Antwon Hatchett (Indianapolis, Ind./Warren Central) and Alex Ahlgrim (Manhatten, Ill./Lincoln Way Central) led the Crusader men’s track and field team on day one of the YSU Mid-Major Invitational in Youngstown, Ohio.
February 01, 2013 | Men's Tennis
Northern Illinois records 7-0 shutout over Valpo; Crusaders slide to 3-1
February 01, 2013 | Women's Track & Field
Kelley Freeman (Valparaiso, Ind./Chesterton) took fourth place in the pole vault to lead the Crusader women’s track team on day one of the YSU Mid-Major Invitational in Youngstown, Ohio.
February 01, 2013 | Men's Swimming & Diving, Women's Swimming & Diving
Olivet Nazarene men's team prevails 121-79 over Crusaders; 126-78 over women's team. Butler joins Valpo, Olivet Nazarene in pool Saturday afternoon at the ARC.
February 01, 2013 | Women's Bowling
#15 Valparaiso claimed a pair of victories on Friday, including a win over the nation’s top-ranked team, as the Crusaders opened competition at the Prairie View A&M Invitational in Arlington, Texas.
February 01, 2013 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso women’s basketball team welcomes Cleveland State to the Athletics-Recreation Center at 1:35 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.
February 01, 2013 | Athletics
The Valparaiso Athletics five-year Strategic Plan is now available for the public by viewing the attached PDF.
January 31, 2013 | Women's Basketball
Shaquira Scott (Wilmette, Ill./Loyola Academy) scored on a runner with 21.2 seconds to go to give Valparaiso a one-point lead, but Kim Demmings scored for Wright State with 6.3 seconds to go to give the Raiders a 67-66 victory.
January 31, 2013 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team returns home to the ARC Friday evening to start off the second half of league play by hosting Milwaukee at 7:05 p.m. The Crusaders start the back end of the Horizon League slate in first place.
January 31, 2013 | Men's Soccer
Meet Todd Vervynckt of the Valparaiso men's soccer team - a standout on the field and an Academic All-American in the classroom.
January 30, 2013 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso trailed nearly start-to-finish on Wednesday evening in Youngstown, Ohio, as its six-game winning streak came to an end at the hands of Youngstown State, 80-68.
January 30, 2013 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso women’s basketball team looks for its second-straight road victory when the Crusaders head to Dayton, Ohio to take on Wright State at 6 p.m. on Thursday.
January 30, 2013 | Men's Tennis
Upgrades to facilities, roster represent a curtain-raising for new era in Crusader men's tennis
January 28, 2013 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team puts its season-long six-game winning streak on the line Wednesday evening as the Crusaders travel to take on Youngstown State. Valpo, which has won four straight road games, is looking to extend its best start in the program’s Division I history. The game can be seen live exclusively on ESPN3.com.
January 27, 2013 | Women's Bowling
The #15 Valparaiso bowling team closed out action at the Kutztown Invitational in Reading, Pa. on Sunday in bracket play, finishing the event in 14th place out of 28 competing teams.
January 26, 2013 | Men's Track & Field
Barrett Rehm (Watertown, Wis./Watertown) won the pole vault, and Nick Kowaleski (Lockbourne, Ohio/Grove City) and Elijah Owen (LaPorte, Ind./LaPorte) each took two top-three finishes to lead the Valparaiso men’s track team to a pair of dual meet wins at the IPFW Quadrangular in Fort Wayne, Ind.
January 26, 2013 | Men's Swimming & Diving, Women's Swimming & Diving
Despite Gastro Diaz, Jenny individual wins, UIC takes men's meet 119-86. Women's swimming comes up short 126-76 as Caruthers secures 100-yard breaststroke.
January 26, 2013 | Women's Tennis
Crusaders collect first win of spring season with 7-0 shutout over Western Illinois; fall to Northern Illinois in second half of doubleheader
January 26, 2013 | Men's Tennis
Crusaders don't surrender a set Saturday to Grace College, Chicago State; advance record to 3-0
January 26, 2013 | Women's Track & Field
Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill/Lake Park) and Kelly Freeman (Valparaiso, Ind./Chesterton) each recorded wins for the Valparaiso women’s track team at the IPFW Quadrangular at Fort Wayne, Ind. on Saturday.
January 26, 2013 | Women's Bowling
On a day which saw #15 Valparaiso face five opponents ranked above it in the latest national poll, the Crusaders went 3-3 on the second day of action at the Kutztown Invitational in Reading, Pa.
January 26, 2013 | Women's Basketball
Senior Gina Lange (Wyoming, Minn./Forest Lake) tied a career-high with 18 points and Valparaiso became the first team to score more than 50 points against Green Bay in Horizon League action, but it was not enough as the #RV/RV Phoenix took a 78-55 win at the ARC on Saturday afternoon.
January 25, 2013 | Women's Bowling
#15 Valparaiso returned to the lanes on Friday, winning five matches on the first day of action at the Kutztown Invitational in Reading, Pa.
January 25, 2013 | Baseball
Despite life-altering eye injuries sustained in youth, senior infielder sets sights on 2013, beyond
January 25, 2013 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso women’s basketball team returns home to host Horizon League-favorite Green Bay at 1:35 p.m. on Saturday at the ARC.
January 24, 2013 | Women's Basketball
Behind 51 percent shooting from the field and career-highs from junior Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury) and sophomore Shaquira Scott (Wilmette, Ill./Loyola Academy), the Crusader women’s basketball team came away with an 84-72 win at Milwaukee on Thursday night.
January 23, 2013 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team never flinched down the stretch as Green Bay made a run, getting a key 3-pointer from Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) with under two minutes to play and hitting free throws down the stretch to remain in first place with a 73-61 victory over the Phoenix at the ARC Wednesday evening. With the win, the Crusaders have won six straight league games for the first time in nine years.
January 23, 2013 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso women’s basketball team looks for its first road win in Horizon League play when it travels to Milwaukee take on the Panthers at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday at the Klotsche Center.
January 22, 2013 | Men's Soccer
For the second straight season, the Valparaiso men's soccer program had a player chosen in the Major League Soccer Supplemental Draft, as two-time Horizon League Goalkeeper of the Year Kyle Zobeck learned Tuesday he had been selected by FC Dallas with the seventh pick of the second round.
January 22, 2013 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team looks to continue its season-long winning streak at home on Wednesday evening as the Crusaders host Green Bay. Valpo, which was won five straight games, is currently tied atop the Horizon League standings nearing the midway point of the league slate. The game can be seen live exclusively on ESPN3.com. The Crusader and Phoenix coaching staff will also be wearing sneakers on the sidelines as part of awareness for Coaches vs. Cancer.
January 22, 2013 | Women's Track & Field
Valparaiso sophomore Jessica Richardson (Columbus, Ind./North) earned her first Horizon League Female Runner of the Week honors for her performance on Saturday at the Mike Lints Alumni Open held at Grand Valley State.
January 22, 2013 | Baseball
College Sports Madness names Mahoney Field Player of the Year; accompanies five other Crusaders on preseason All-Horizon League First Team
January 21, 2013 | Men's Tennis
Crusaders christen new indoor facility with comeback to claim season opener over Western Illinois
January 21, 2013 | Women's Tennis
Broncos take match 7-0 in Kalamazoo; Crusaders face Western and Northern Illinois next Saturday
January 21, 2013 | Women's Golf
With the spring season just a few weeks away, Golfweek.com made mention of the Valparaiso women’s golf team in its Horizon League preview.
January 21, 2013 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso senior forward Kevin Van Wijk (Hoofddorp, Netherlands/Katholieke Scholengemeenschap Hoofddorp) has been named the Horizon League Player of the Week after leading the Crusaders to a pair of wins last week, including a career-best performance at Detroit.
January 20, 2013 | Women's Tennis
Dayton glides to 7-0 victory over Valpo in Kalamazoo; Crusaders take on Western Michigan Monday
January 19, 2013 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team scored on its final 10 possessions of Saturday night’s game at the ARC, overcoming a seven-point deficit in the final seven minutes to down Wright State, 69-63. With the come-from-behind victory in front of a raucous crowd of 4,860, the Crusaders end Saturday in sole possession of first place in the Horizon League standings.
January 19, 2013 | Women's Basketball
Junior Charae Richardson (Lafayette, Ind./Jefferson [Vincennes]) scored a career-high 18 points, and the Crusaders tied a season-best with nine made 3-pointers, but it was not enough as Valparaiso dropped an 82-75 Horizon League decision at UIC on Saturday afternoon.
January 18, 2013 | Women's Track & Field
Jessica Richardson (Columbus, Ind./North) took third-place in the 5000-meter run to lead the Valparaiso women’s track team at the Mike Lints Alumni Open held at Grand Valley State University.
January 18, 2013 | Men's Track & Field
Nick Kowaleski (Lockbourne, Ohio/Grove City) and Wally Bradford (Mukwonago, Wis./Mukwonago) each recorded a top-three finish to lead the Crusader men’s track team at the Mike Lints Alumni Open at Grand Valley State University.
January 18, 2013 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team looks to extend its season-long winning streak to five games Saturday evening as the Crusaders return home to the ARC in a battle for first place with currently unbeaten Wright State. Valpo will play four of its next five games in the friendly confines of the ARC. At halftime, Valparaiso will honor members of the 1972-73 Crusader men's team which won the Indiana Collegiate Conference championship.
January 18, 2013 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso women’s basketball team hits the road for the first time in Horizon League play when it makes the short trip to Chicago take on UIC at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday afternoon at the UIC Pavillion.
January 18, 2013 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso men's basketball team has been selected for another national television appearance, as the Crusaders' game at Cleveland State was chosen by ESPN as a wildcard selection to air on ESPN2 on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 3 p.m. CT.
January 17, 2013 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball program will be holding a pair of camps this winter. The Crusaders' Jan. 20 camp has been filled up, but spots are still available for the Sunday, Feb. 17 all-skills camp.
January 17, 2013 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team trailed by 22 points with 17 minutes to play Thursday evening at Detroit and still trailed by 11 with three minutes remaining, but the Crusaders completed a remarkable comeback by scoring the final 12 points of the game, capped by two free throws from Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) with 17 seconds to play, as Valpo downed the Titans by an 89-88 final.
January 17, 2013 | Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Athletics, Valparaizone
Valparaiso’s student section, the ValparaiZone, has been nominated as one of the top college basketball student sections in the country and is asking for fan support to help win the title. Crusader fans will have a say by voting for the Naismith Student Section of the Year Award. The winning student section gets bragging rights, while the winning school will receive $10,000 to be used in its general scholarship fund.
January 16, 2013 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso women’s basketball team trimmed a 12-point second-half deficit down to one, but the Crusaders could not take the lead and lost to Loyola (Chicago) 52-44 on Wednesday night.
January 16, 2013 | Men's Basketball
A strong incoming recruiting class for the 2013-2014 season got even stronger on Wednesday, as Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew announced that Illinois Mr. Basketball 2012 runner-up Keith Carter has transferred to Valparaiso and has enrolled in classes for the spring semester.
January 16, 2013 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team looks to continue its stellar play of late in front of a nationwide audience on ESPNU Thursday night, as the Crusaders travel to face Detroit at 6 p.m. CT. Valpo has won three straight games and six of its last seven contests.
January 15, 2013 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso women’s basketball team concludes its four-game home stand and looks to stay unbeaten in Horizon League play when it hosts Loyola (Chicago) at 7:05 on Wednesday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 15, 2013 | Men's Track & Field
Valparaiso senior Wally Bradford (Mukwonago, Wis./Mukwonago) was named Horizon League Male Runner of the Week for his efforts at the Bob Eubanks Open.
January 14, 2013 | Women's Basketball
Junior Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury) earned her second Horizon League Player of the Week honors of the season in posting a double-double to help the Crusaders to a 67-59 win over Youngstown State.
January 14, 2013 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso senior forward Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) has been named the Horizon League Player of the Week for the third time this season after leading Valpo to a pair of road victories last week, tallying double-doubles in both contests.
January 14, 2013 | Men's Soccer
The Valparaiso University men's soccer program is excited to announce their first Valpo VIP Day Camp of the new year. This one-day event, to be held on March 17th, is an alternative to the customary overnight camp and designed to maximize the player's experience while not distracting him from an already busy club schedule.
January 14, 2013 | Men's Golf
Valparaiso golf coach David Gring has announced that Nick Seitz has signed a National Letter of Intent to play golf for the Crusaders beginning in the fall of 2013.
January 14, 2013 | Men's Tennis, Women's Tennis
Men's, women's teams voted 7th and 8th, respectively
January 13, 2013 | Women's Bowling
The #15 Valparaiso bowling team wrapped up action at the Mid-Winter Invitational in Jonesboro, Ark. this weekend, finishing in eighth place out of the 16 competing teams. Freshman Raychel Wolever (Charlotte, Mich./Charlotte) earned All-Tournament Team accolades after ranking third in the tournament field in individual average.
January 12, 2013 | Men's Basketball
Senior Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) made a career-high seven 3-pointers and tallied his third straight double-double as the Valparaiso men's basketball team defeated Milwaukee, 76-52, at the Klotsche Center Saturday evening. The Crusaders have now won six of their last seven games, including three straight on the road.
January 12, 2013 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso women’s basketball team trailed by as many as 15 in the first half, but they battled back and went on to pick up a 67-59 win over Youngstown State in the Crusaders’ Horizon League opener on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 11, 2013 | Men's Track & Field
Wally Bradford (Mukwonago, Wis./Mukwonago) earned his first victory of the season and the Valparaiso men’s track team recorded five top-10 finishes at the Bob Eubanks Open held at Grand Valley State on Friday.
January 11, 2013 | Women's Track & Field
Jessica Richardson (Columbus, Ind./North) and Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) each recorded a pair of top-10 finishes for the Valparaiso women’s track team at the Bob Eubanks Open held at Grand Valley State on Friday.
January 11, 2013 | Women's Bowling
The #15 Valparaiso bowling team returned to the lanes for the first time following the holidays on Friday at the Mid-Winter Invitational in Jonesboro, Ark., winning three of its five matches.
January 11, 2013 | Women's Basketball
Catch the latest edition of the Valpo Coaches Show, featuring women's basketball head coach Tracey Dorow. Dorow sits down with Aaron Leavitt to discuss the team's progress over the pre-league games and the honors two Crusaders have recently garnered, while also looking ahead to the start of the Horizon League campaign.
January 11, 2013 | Men's Basketball
Winners of five of its last six games, the Valparaiso men’s basketball team continues a three-game stretch of road contests Saturday afternoon at Milwaukee in the Horizon League Network Game of the Week.
January 10, 2013 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso women’s basketball team opens Horizon League play against Youngstown State at 1:35 on Saturday afternoon in the third game of a four-game home stand at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 09, 2013 | Men's Basketball
In a game of runs Wednesday night in Chicago, Ill., it was Valparaiso which came up with the biggest spurt, scoring six straight points in a 90-second stretch late to take a six-point lead, enough to propel the Crusaders to a 75-70 victory over UIC.
January 09, 2013 | Men's Golf
Valparaiso golf coach David Gring has announced that Michael Kinsella has signed a National Letter of Intent to play golf for the Crusaders beginning in the fall of 2013.
January 08, 2013 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team kicks off a stretch of three consecutive road games on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m., making the short jaunt into Chicago to face off against UIC.
January 07, 2013 | Men's Tennis
Team report card out: junior leads way with perfect 4.0 grade point average last semester
January 07, 2013 | Women's Soccer
The Valparaiso women's soccer team finished atop the NCAA national statistical rankings in a category for the first time in program history, as the Crusaders surrendered just 10 goals in 19 matches during the 2012 campaign, good for the nation's best goals against average at 0.51.
January 07, 2013 | Women's Basketball
For the second time this season, Valparaiso junior Charae Richardson (Lafayette, Ind./Jefferson [Vincennes]) has been named Horizon League Newcomer of the Week. Richardson earned the honors for helping the Crusaders beat Northern Illinois 54-49 on Saturday.
January 05, 2013 | Women's Basketball
Redshirt Junior Charae Richardson (Lafayette, Ind./Jefferson [Vincennes]) scored a career-best 16 points, and the Valparaiso women’s basketball team led from start to finish to win its second-straight game 54-49 over Northern Illinois on Saturday.
January 05, 2013 | Baseball
Crusaders one of just a handful of non-BCS schools to be noticed in Collegiate Baseball Newspaper poll
January 04, 2013 | Men's Basketball
In front of a national television audience Friday night on ESPNU, the Valparaiso men’s basketball team led start to finish in a 74-50 victory over Cleveland State at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
January 03, 2013 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso women’s basketball team continues its four-game home stand at the Athletics-Recreation Center and closes out the non-conference portion of the schedule when the Crusaders host Northern Illinois at 1:35 on Saturday afternoon.
January 03, 2013 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team looks to bounce back in front of a national television audience on Friday evening, as the Crusaders host Cleveland State at the ARC at 6 p.m. The game will be broadcast live nationwide on ESPNU.
January 02, 2013 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso shot just 35.7% from the field on Wednesday evening at the ARC as the Crusaders fell in their Horizon League opener by a 63-54 score to Loyola.
January 02, 2013 | Athletics
As the Valparaiso athletic department kicks off the 2013 calendar year with a home men's basketball game this evening, ValpoAthletics.com takes a look back at the highlights from the 2012 calendar year - a year filled with loads of stellar accomplishments and honors, both from teams and individuals.
January 02, 2013 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso senior forward Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) is the recipient of the Lou Henson Award mid-season honor, as announced today by CollegeInsider.com. The Lou Henson Award is presented annually to the top mid-major player in Division I basketball.
December 31, 2012 | Men's Basketball
2012 started for the Valparaiso men’s basketball team with a two-point buzzer-beating win and ended with a two-point win, with its first Horizon League regular season title in between. The Crusaders will learn what 2013 will bring starting on Wednesday evening, as they kick off Horizon League play against Loyola at the ARC.
December 31, 2012 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso junior Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury) has been named Horizon League Player of the Week for setting a pair of new career-highs and help the Crusaders rally from a 19-point deficit in the first half in Valpo’s 58-53 win over Ball State on Saturday.
December 29, 2012 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team earned a 66-64 win over Murray State in Murray, Ky. in its final non-conference matchup before Horizon League play begins next week. Senior Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) scored 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds for the Crusaders, who overcame an 11-point first-half deficit.
December 29, 2012 | Women's Basketball
Led by a career-high 28 points and a career-best 17 rebounds from Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury), the Valparaiso women’s basketball team rallied from a 19-point deficit in the first half to beat Ball State 58-53 on Saturday.
December 26, 2012 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso women’s basketball team returns to the Athletics-Recreation Center for its first home game in four weeks when the Crusaders host in-state foe Ball State at 1:35 on Saturday afternoon.
December 26, 2012 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team plays its final game before starting Horizon League play, traveling to take on Murray State, which advanced to the third round of the 2012 NCAA Tournament, on Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. The game can be seen live exclusively at ESPN3.com.
December 22, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso led by double figures for the last 28 minutes in cruising to a 79-51 victory over Purdue Calumet Saturday afternoon in its final game prior to Christmas. The win improves the Crusaders to a perfect 7-0 at home this season, with all seven wins coming by double figures.
December 21, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso plays its final game before Christmas with a special Saturday afternoon matinee from the ARC, hosting NAIA opponent Purdue Calumet at 1:35 p.m. The Crusaders are looking to extend their home winning streak to seven games.
December 21, 2012 | Athletics
Four individuals and one group of teams will be inducted into the Valparaiso University Athletics Hall of Fame as the Class of 2013 on Saturday, Feb. 16. Katie Boone, Floyd Henderson, Paul Nauman and Jack Todhunter will all be inducted, as well as the Crusaders' cross country teams from 1963-1965.
December 20, 2012 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team remained perfect at home this season, winning its sixth straight home game as the Crusaders earned an 89-69 victory Thursday night over IUPUI at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
December 20, 2012 | Women's Basketball
Jessica Carr (Arcadia, Ind./Hamilton Heights) scored a season-high six points, and the Valparaiso women’s basketball team trailed by seven early on in the first half against Michigan, but the Wolverines outscored the Crusaders by 20 over the rest of the half and went on to beat the Crusaders 73-32 on Thursday.
December 20, 2012 | Football
The Valparaiso football team is slated to play home games against Campbell, Morehead State, San Diego and Dayton and road contests against Marist, Mercer, Drake and Butler during the 2013 Pioneer Football League slate, as the PFL released the composite league schedule earlier this week.
December 20, 2012 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso senior midfielder Rachel Hoaglin (Lakeville, Minn./Academy of Holy Angels) has been named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America [NSCAA] Scholar All-North/Central Region First Team for her work both on the field and in the classroom.
December 19, 2012 | Women's Basketball
Gina Lange (Wyoming, Minn./Forest Lake) scored with 8.6 seconds remaining to put the Valparaiso women’s basketball team up one on Western Michigan, but Aurielle Anderson scored with 2.5 seconds left as the Crusaders fell 70-69 on Wednesday.
December 19, 2012 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team opens a brief two-game homestand prior to Christmas on Thursday evening, as the Crusaders host former Mid-Con rival IUPUI at the ARC.
December 18, 2012 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso women’s basketball team closes out the road portion of its non-conference schedule with a pair of games at Western Michigan (6 p.m. Wednesday) and Michigan (5 p.m. Thursday).
December 17, 2012 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team held a nine-point lead at Oakland with under five minutes to play, but the Golden Grizzlies scored the final 11 points of the game to send the Crusaders to a 70-68 defeat Monday night in Rochester, Mich.
December 17, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso junior guard LaVonte Dority (Chicago, Ill./Foreman [USF]) has been named the Horizon League co-Newcomer of the Week today after his stellar debut for the Crusaders on Saturday.
December 16, 2012 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team has a quick turnaround, playing its second road game in a three-day span on Monday evening at former Mid-Con rival Oakland. The Crusaders are looking for their second straight road win following Saturday night’s win at Missouri State.
December 15, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Junior LaVonte Dority (Chicago, Ill./Foreman [USF]) was stellar in his Crusader debut Saturday night, pouring in a game-high 20 points as Valparaiso led nearly the entire second half in a 62-54 victory over Missouri State in Springfield, Mo.
December 14, 2012 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team kicks off a stretch of four games in an eight-day span prior to the Christmas holiday on Saturday night, as the Crusaders travel to Springfield, Mo. to face Missouri State. The game is the return engagement from the 2011 BracketBusters contest which saw Valpo down the Bears in front of a national audience on ESPN2.
December 13, 2012 | Volleyball
For the third consecutive season, Valparaiso senior libero Taylor Root (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) has been named an Honorable Mention All-American by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA). Root becomes the first player in Valpo volleyball history to receive the national accolade three times.
December 13, 2012 | Football
Three Valparaiso football student-athletes have been named to the Academic All-Pioneer Football League teams for their contributions on the field in 2012, as well as in the classroom. The teams were selected by the league’s sports information directors.
December 12, 2012 | Women's Track & Field
Valparaiso junior Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) was named Horizon League Field Athlete of the Week after a pair of top-five finishes at the Redbird Open on Saturday.
December 11, 2012 | Football
Six members of the Valparaiso football team were honored Tuesday as the Pioneer Football League announced its 20th Annual All-PFL squads following a polling of the league’s coaches. Senior punter Greg Wood (Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville) earned First Team All-Pioneer Football League honors for the second time in his career, while five other players received Honorable Mention notice.
December 11, 2012 | Men's Basketball
The buzzer-beating 3-pointer hit by Bryce Drew in the first round of the 1998 NCAA Tournament against fourth-seeded Ole Miss, which lifted 13th-seeded Valparaiso to a 70-69 victory over the Rebels, has been named one of the Top 35 All-Time Madness Moments by the NCAA as part of the season-long celebration of 75 Years of March Madness.
December 10, 2012 | Football
The Pioneer Football League announced its 2012 major award winners Monday and Valparaiso running back Jake Hutson (Blanchard, Mich./Montabella) was named as the PFL Freshman Offensive Player of the Year. Honors were determined following a vote from the league’s coaches. Hutson is the first Crusader player to earn one of the league’s major awards.
December 10, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso senior forward Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) has picked up his second Player of the Week award from the Horizon League office after posting a pair of stellar performances last week.
December 10, 2012 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso junior Charae Richardson (Lafayette, Ind./Jefferson [Vincennes]) has been named Horizon League Newcomer of the Week for helping the Crusaders split a pair of road contests between IPFW and #8/8 Louisville.
December 08, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Senior Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) scored a game-high 24 points Saturday evening at the Pit in Albuquerque, N.M., but 23 turnovers were too much for Valparaiso to overcome as the Crusaders fell by a final score of 65-52 to #18/20 New Mexico.
December 08, 2012 | Women's Track & Field
Sarah Drozdowski (Roselle, Ill./Lake Park) brought home a pair of top-five finishes for the women’s track and field team at the Redbird Open at Illinois State on Saturday.
December 08, 2012 | Women's Basketball
Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury) and Maegan Callaway (Mooresville, Ind./Mooresville) each tallied a team-high nine points, but the Valparaiso women’s basketball team dropped a road contest to #8/8 Louisville 96-40 on Saturday night.
December 08, 2012 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Several season-best times were not enough to propel the Crusaders to a victory against the Green Bay Phoenix Saturday afternoon as they fell 128-68 at the ARC.
December 08, 2012 | Men's Swimming & Diving
The Valpo men's swimming team dropped a home meet 129-76 against Green Bay Saturday afternoon at the ARC.
December 07, 2012 | Men's Tennis, Women's Tennis
The schedules for the men’s and women’s spring tennis seasons have been finalized pending time announcements.
December 07, 2012 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso women’s basketball team hits the road for the second of a four-game road trip on Saturday evening when the Crusaders take on #8/8 Louisville at 6:30 p.m.
December 07, 2012 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team faces a ranked opponent for the first time this season as the Crusaders fly out to Albuquerque to take on #18/20 New Mexico Saturday evening. The game can be seen live on Root Sports Rocky Mountain (DirecTV - 683; Dish - 414).
December 06, 2012 | Softball
Eight Valparaiso softball players were named National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-America Scholar Athletes for their performance in the classroom during the 2011-2012 academic year.
December 05, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso held IPFW to just three points over an 11-plus minute stretch of the second half, a stretch in which the Crusaders pushed its advantage into double figures as Valpo went on to a 63-52 victory over the Mastodons Wednesday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
December 05, 2012 | Men's Track & Field
Valparaiso senior Andrew Rixon (Deerfield, Ill./Deerfield) has been named the Horizon League's Male Field Athlete of the Week after his performance in a pair of events last weekend in the season opener at IPFW.
December 05, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso men's basketball assistant coach Luke Gore sits down on the latest edition of the Valpo Coaches Show, talking about the season to date, looking ahead over the rest of the non-league season and looking to the future and the five Crusader signees.
December 04, 2012 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso women’s basketball team went on a 20-5 run over a six-minute span in the second half against IPFW to take a 14-point lead and never looked back in getting its first road win of the season with an 82-73 victory over the Mastodons on Tuesday night.
December 04, 2012 | Volleyball
For the third 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. Senior libero Taylor Root (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) earned All-Midwest Region accolades for the third straight year, while junior middle Ellen Vanden Berg (Little Chute, Wis.) was named an Honorable Mention All-Midwest Region recipient for the first time.
December 04, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso returns home to the ARC Wednesday evening to take on IPFW at 7:05 p.m. The Crusaders are looking for their fifth consecutive home win to open the 2012-2013 season.
December 04, 2012 | Football
Valparaiso University head football coach Dale Carlson has announced the program’s year-end awards for the 2012 season, honoring 10 Crusaders with individual awards for their contributions on and off the field.
December 03, 2012 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso women’s basketball team kicks off its second stretch of four consecutive road games on Tuesday evening when the Crusaders make the short trip to Fort Wayne to take on IPFW at 6 p.m.
December 02, 2012 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team shot just better than 32 percent from the field Sunday afternoon in losing its second game of the season, falling 62-49 on the road against the Saint Louis Billikens at Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis, Mo. The loss snapped Valpo’s three-game winning streak.
December 02, 2012 | Women's Bowling
The #9 Valparaiso bowling team closed out action at the Track Kat Klash Sunday in Huntsville, Texas, finishing in seventh place in the tournament hosted by Sam Houston State. Redshirt sophomore Alyssa Alvarez (Antioch, Ill./Antioch) represented the Crusaders on the All-Tournament Team.
December 01, 2012 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso’s men’s swimming team had six performances crack its all-time top-five on Saturday as the Crusaders closed out action at the Calvin Winter Invitational in Grand Rapids, Mich., finishing in sixth place.
December 01, 2012 | Women's Swimming & Diving
The Valparaiso women’s swimming team had four more performances crack the program’s all-time best on Saturday as the Crusaders closed out the Calvin Winter Invitational with a seventh-place finish.
December 01, 2012 | Men's Track & Field
The Valparaiso men's track and field team earned four event victories as it opened the 2012-2013 indoor season on Saturday in Fort Wayne, Ind. at the Mastodon Opener.
December 01, 2012 | Women's Bowling
The #9 Valparaiso bowling team set a new program record for the highest-scoring team traditional match and had two of the top five individual single-game performances in program history as it earned three wins Saturday at the Track Kat Klash in Huntsville, Texas, hosted by Sam Houston State.
December 01, 2012 | Women's Track & Field
The Valparaiso women's track and field squad opened the indoor season on Saturday at the Mastodon Opener in Fort Wayne, Ind.
December 01, 2012 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso women's basketball team led by 11 in the first half against Saint Louis before going cold from the field, and a furious late rally came up just short as the Crusaders fell by a 53-47 final to the Billikens Saturday afternoon at the ARC.
November 30, 2012 | Men's Swimming & Diving
The Valparaiso men’s swimming team has set a pair of program records through the first two days of the Calvin Winter Invitational in Grand Rapids, Mich. and enters the final day of action in sixth place.
November 30, 2012 | Women's Swimming & Diving
In a meet which has already seen the Crusaders move into the top-10 in program history in seven different events, including a new program record by sophomore Flavia Segatto (Pembroke Pines, Fla./Charleow Flanigan), the Valparaiso women’s swimming team sits in seventh place following the second of three days of action at the Calvin Winter Invitational in Grand Rapids, Mich.
November 30, 2012 | Women's Bowling
The #9 Valparaiso bowling team earned three victories on the first day of action at the Track Kat Klash in Huntsville, Texas on Friday, hosted by Sam Houston State.
November 30, 2012 | Football
The Valparaiso football team had four players selected by College Sports Madness to its PFL All-League teams, highlighted by the choice of redshirt freshman running back Jake Hutson (Blanchard, Mich./Montabella) as the league's Freshman of the Year.
November 30, 2012 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso men's basketball team kicks off a stretch in which it will play four out of five games away from home on Sunday afternoon, as the Crusaders take on Saint Louis in an effort to improve to 6-1 on the year. The game can be seen live on Fox Sports Midwest.
November 30, 2012 | Baseball
Nine student-athletes have committed to join head coach Tracy Woodson and the Valparaiso baseball program. Matthew Gatewood, Brady Harris, Mario Losi, Joppi Martin, Emerson Misch, JP Paciocco, Mark Pall, Jake Perry and Chris Ramsey will join the Crusaders for competition beginning in the 2013-14 season.
November 30, 2012 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso women’s basketball team plays its lone home game in a six-week stretch on Saturday afternoon when the Crusaders host Saint Louis at the ARC. Following Saturday’s game, the Crusaders will play their next four contests on the road.
November 29, 2012 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso junior Todd Vervynckt (Plymouth, Ind./Plymouth) has been named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America Division I Men’s Soccer Third Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), it was announced on Thursday. Vervynckt becomes the second Crusader men's soccer player in the last three years to earn the national academic honor.
November 29, 2012 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso goalkeeper Kyle Zobeck (Coralville, Iowa/Iowa City West) has been named the Horizon League Male Scholar-Athlete of the Month for the month of October.
November 29, 2012 | Softball
Valparaiso softball head coach Jordan Stevens announced today the Crusaders' 2013 schedule, a schedule which includes 16 home games at the Valparaiso University Softball Field. The Crusaders are coming off a 2012 campaign in which they won a program-record 42 games, claimed the Horizon League regular season and tournament championships and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history.
November 27, 2012 | Women's Basketball, Valparaizone
The Valparaiso women’s basketball team started the second half on a run to claim the lead Tuesday evening in Macomb, Ill., but Western Illinois would eventually re-claim the lead for good as the Crusaders fell by a final score of 69-55 to close out a four-game road trip.
November 27, 2012 | Volleyball, Valparaizone
Valparaiso volleyball head coach Carin Avery announced today that five high school seniors have signed with the Crusaders during the early signing period. Rachel Bruinsma, Emily Campbell, Tarrah Lasky, Jamie Lacheta and Morganne Longoria will all join the Valpo program as freshmen for the 2013 season.
November 27, 2012 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso men's tennis coach Jim Daugherty announced today that the Crusader program had received National Letters of Intent during the early signing period from Dave Bacalla, Kyle Dunn and Jeffrey Schorsch, all of whom will join the Crusaders as freshmen in the fall of 2013. All three players are ranked among the top-150 in the nation and among the top-20 in the region and are all four-star recruits, according to tennisrecruiting.net.
November 26, 2012 | Baseball
The Valparaiso baseball team finalized its 2013 schedule on Monday with the announcement of its opponents for the pair of neutral-site events in Florida.
November 26, 2012 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso women’s basketball team plays its fourth consecutive road game on Tuesday evening as the Crusaders trek to Macomb, Ill. to take on former Mid-Con rival Western Illinois. Valpo is in search of its first road win of the season.
November 26, 2012 | Men's Basketball, Valparaizone
Valparaiso senior forward Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) has been named the Horizon League co-Player of the Week following a pair of stellar performances last weekend, including a career-high effort on Saturday.
November 24, 2012 | Men's Basketball, Valparaizone
Valparaiso senior Ryan Broekhoff (Frankston, Victoria, Australia/Australian Institute of Sport) scored 26 of his career-high 30 points in the first half as the Crusaders ran out to a 20-3 lead en route to a 77-64 victory Saturday night at the ARC over Bethune-Cookman. With the win, the Crusaders claimed the trophy for winning the Valparaiso Division of the Joe Cipriano Nebraska Classic.
November 23, 2012 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso men's basketball team scored the first 10 points of the game against Chicago State Friday evening to ensure it would lead the entire way, and then slammed the door on the Cougars with a 16-0 second-half run as the Crusaders earned a 67-46 win at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Valpo will now take on Bethune-Cookman on Saturday night at the ARC in the finale of the Joe Cipriano Nebraska Classic.
November 23, 2012 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso women's basketball team hung around with the nation's fourth-ranked team in #4/4 Duke early on Friday evening in Durham, N.C., but the Blue Devils eventually pulled away and defeated the Crusaders by a 90-45 final.
November 23, 2012 | Men's Basketball, Valparaizone
Valparaiso men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew announced today that Alec Peters (Washington, Ill./Washington) signed a National Letter of Intent during the early signing period and will be joining the Crusader program as a freshman for the 2013-2014 season. Peters joins the four signees announced last week - Jubril Adekoya, Nick Davidson, Lexus Williams and Clay Yeo.
November 23, 2012 | Men's Track & Field, Women's Track & Field, Valparaizone
Valparaiso track and field head coach Ryan Moore announced today the Crusaders' schedule for the upcoming 2012-2013 campaign.
November 22, 2012 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso women’s basketball team faces perhaps its toughest test of the 2012-2013 season on Friday evening, as the Crusaders travel to Durham, N.C. to take on the nation’s fourth-ranked squad in Duke. The game is the third in a stretch of eight out of nine on the road for Valpo.
November 21, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso hosts a four-team pod to close out the Joe Cipriano Nebraska Classic on Friday and Saturday. The Crusaders will take on Chicago State Friday at 7 p.m., with Bethune-Cookman and Nebraska-Omaha meeting at 4:30 p.m. Then, on Saturday, the losers of Friday’s games will match up at 4:30 p.m. and the winners will meet for the title at 7 p.m.
November 20, 2012 | Softball, Valparaizone
Valparaiso softball head coach Jordan Stevens announced today that Jorgi Calombaris, Ashlynn Grubb and Samantha Stewart have all signed National Letters of Intent to join the Crusader softball program as freshmen for the 2014 season.
November 19, 2012 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso women’s basketball team shot just 29.7% from the floor on Monday night in dropping a non-league contest at Butler, 69-55, in Indianapolis, Ind.
November 18, 2012 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team earned their first road win of the season with a thrilling 88-83 overtime win Sunday afternoon against Kent State in Kent, Ohio. Senior Kevin Van Wijk (Hoofddorp, Netherlands/Katholieke Scholengemeenschap Hoofddorp) tipped in a missed free throw with one second remaining to tie the game 75-75 and force an extra session.
November 18, 2012 | Volleyball, Valparaizone
Valparaiso senior Mary Dent (Chicago, Ill./Von Steuben) closed out her Crusader career by being named to the Horizon League All-Tournament Team, it was announced on Sunday.
November 18, 2012 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso plays its second straight game in Indianapolis on Monday evening, as the Crusaders take on former Horizon League rival Butler at 6 p.m. CT. The game is the second in a stretch where Valpo will play eight out of nine on the road.
November 18, 2012 | Women's Bowling, Valparaizone
The #9 Valparaiso bowling team concluded the UMES Hawk Classic in Millsboro, Del. on Sunday, finishing the 18-team tournament in tenth place.
November 17, 2012 | Volleyball
Third-seeded Valparaiso jumped out to a two-set lead over second-seeded UIC, but the Flames won each of the final three sets to take a 3-2 (24-26, 20-25, 25-16, 25-14, 15-13) victory in Horizon League semifinal action Saturday night in Cleveland, Ohio.
November 17, 2012 | Women's Basketball
A 13-3 run in the late stages of the second half by IUPUI was too much for the Valparaiso women's basketball team to overcome on Saturday afternoon, as the Crusaders fell by a final score of 75-69 to the Jaguars in Indianapolis, Ind.
November 17, 2012 | Women's Bowling
The #9 Valparaiso bowling team continued play at the UMES Hawk Classic in Millsboro, Del. on Saturday in the second of three days of competition.
November 17, 2012 | Football, Valparaizone
The Valparaiso football team dropped its season finale Saturday afternoon, falling 76-24 to the Morehead State Eagles at Jayne Stadium in Morehead, Ky. The Crusaders’ offense compiled a season-high 29 first downs and amassed 449 total yards in a losing effort.
November 17, 2012 | Women's Swimming & Diving
Four top-five finishes, including three by sophomore Flavia Segatto (Pembroke Pines, Fla./Charleow Flanigan), highlighted the Valparaiso women’s swimming and diving team’s fifth-place team finish at the Woehnker Invitational in Crawfordsville, Ind., hosted by Wabash.
November 17, 2012 | Men's Swimming & Diving, Valparaizone
The Valparaiso men’s swimming and diving team continued its 2012-2013 campaign this weekend at the two-day Woehnker Invitational in Crawfordsville, Ind., hosted by Wabash, finishing in sixth place.
November 17, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso continues play in the Joe Cipriano Nebraska Classic on Sunday afternoon, as the Crusaders play their second straight road game at Kent State.
November 16, 2012 | Volleyball
The third-seeded Valparaiso volleyball team advanced to the Horizon League Championship semifinal on Friday evening, courtesy of a 3-0 (25-19, 25-20, 25-20) sweep of sixth-seeded Youngstown State in Cleveland, Ohio. The Crusaders will take on second-seeded UIC in the second semifinal Saturday at 5:30 p.m. CT.
November 16, 2012 | Women's Bowling
In a field which features eight of the nation’s top-10 teams and 13 top-20 squads in all, #9 Valparaiso ended day one of the UMES Hawk Classic in Millsboro, Del. in eighth place on Friday.
November 16, 2012 | Men's Soccer, Women's Soccer, Valparaizone
For the tenth consecutive year, both the Valparaiso men’s soccer and women’s soccer teams were awarded with the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Academic Award, as announced by the organization on Friday.
November 16, 2012 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso begins a long stretch of road games Saturday afternoon in Indianapolis as the Crusaders take on former Mid-Con rival IUPUI for the first time in six seasons. Valpo will play eight of its next nine games on the road over the next month-plus.
November 15, 2012 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team trailed by as many as 14 points before falling 50-48 against Nebraska at the Devaney Center in Lincoln, Neb. on Thursday night. Senior Kevin Van Wijk (Hoofddorp, Netherlands/Katholieke Scholengemeenschap Hoofddorp) paced the Crusaders’ furious comeback bid, posting 20 points and six rebounds.
November 15, 2012 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team has inked four players to National Letters of Intent since the start of the early signing period on Wednesday, head coach Bryce Drew announced Thursday afternoon. Jubril Adekoya, Nick Davidson, Lexus Williams and Clay Yeo have all signed on the dotted line and will join the Crusaders as freshmen in the fall of 2013. The early signing period runs through Wednesday, November 21.
November 15, 2012 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso volleyball team travels to the Horizon League Championship this weekend in Cleveland, Ohio as the tournament’s third seed. The Crusaders will open tournament play against #6 Youngstown State on Friday evening, and will need to win three matches in three days to capture the league title and the automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament.
November 15, 2012 | Women's Golf
Valparaiso women's golf head coach Mat Blair announced today that Sydney Shrum (Cloverdale, Ind./Cloverdale) has signed a National Letter of Intent and will be joining the Crusader women's golf program beginning with the 2013-2014 season.
November 15, 2012 | Football
The Crusaders wrap up the football season with a road contest against Morehead State on Saturday afternoon. A win against the Eagles would be the team’s first in a regular season finale since 2006.
November 14, 2012 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso women's basketball team used a massive rebounding advantage to pick up its second straight victory to start the 2012-2013 campaign, defeating Purdue Calumet Wednesday night at the ARC, 76-59.
November 14, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso takes aim at a 3-0 start on Thursday evening as the Crusaders travel to Lincoln, Neb. to take on the Cornhuskers of Nebraska. The game can be seen live nationwide on the Big Ten Network at 8 p.m. CT.
November 13, 2012 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso closes out a brief two-game homestand to open the regular season on Wednesday evening as the Crusaders host Purdue Calumet at the ARC at 7:05 p.m. Valpo is attempting to improve to 2-0 on the season before hitting the road for the first time.
November 13, 2012 | Men's Basketball
The nation woke up to a Valparaiso men's basketball victory on Tuesday morning, as the Crusaders started the second half on a 21-5 run to put away Northern Illinois, 69-46. The game, which tipped off just after 7 a.m., was the fifth game of the ESPN College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon and was broadcast live on ESPN.
November 12, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso takes part in the ESPN Tip-Off Marathon for the first time as the Crusaders host Northern Illinois at 7 a.m. Tuesday morning, live on ESPN. The tip time will be the earliest a Crusader game has ever tipped off at the ARC. There will be a pancake breakfast in Hilltop Gym starting at 6 a.m. - free for students, $5 for the general public.
November 12, 2012 | Volleyball
Valparaiso volleyball senior Taylor Root became the first player in Horizon League history to earn three Defensive Player of the Year awards and just the third player in league history to earn All-League honors in each of her four seasons, as the league office announced its volleyball postseason awards on Monday. Root was joined on the All-League squad by junior Ellen Vanden Berg and sophomore Morgan Beil, while freshman Kelsey Berrington was named to the league’s All-Newcomer Team.
November 12, 2012 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso sophomore Shaquira Scott (Wilmette, Ill./Loyola Academy) has been named the first Horizon League women’s basketball Player of the Week of the 2012-2013 season after helping to lead the Crusaders to a season-opening win over Indiana last Friday.
November 11, 2012 | Volleyball
Senior Day was a memorable day at the ARC for Valparaiso volleyball seniors Mary Dent (Chicago, Ill./Von Steuben) and Taylor Root (Jenison, Mich./Jenison), as the Crusaders swept Milwaukee 3-0 (25-17, 25-21, 25-19). The win was Valpo's 20th of the 2012 season, extending the program's streak of 20-win campaigns to 11 consecutive seasons.
November 11, 2012 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso men’s soccer seniors Jaymie Bullard (Naperville, Ill./Neuqua Valley) and Jon Smith (McKinney, Texas/McKinney) closed out their Crusader careers by earning All-Tournament Team honors at the 2012 Horizon League Championship.
November 11, 2012 | Football
Valparaiso senior punter Greg Wood (Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville) was named the Pioneer Football League co-Special Teams Player of the Week on Sunday after his brilliant punting performance on Saturday afternoon against Davidson.
November 11, 2012 | Women's Bowling
The #9 Valparaiso bowling team closed out play in its home tournament, the Crusader Classic at Inman's, on Sunday, finishing in sixth place in the ten-team field.
November 10, 2012 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso volleyball team swept its way to its 19th win of the season on Saturday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center, defeating Green Bay in three straight sets (25-16, 25-15, 25-23).
November 10, 2012 | Men's Swimming & Diving
The Valparaiso men's swimming team continued the 2012-2013 season on Saturday afternoon in a dual meet at Lewis, falling by a score of 170-88.
November 10, 2012 | Women's Swimming & Diving
The Valparaiso women's swimming squad got event victories from Andrea Bretl and Flavia Segatto as it competed at Lewis Saturday afternoon, a matchup which Lewis won 162-91.
November 10, 2012 | Football
The Valparaiso football team battled through a 43-minute lightning delay Saturday afternoon before falling to Davidson in overtime, 28-27, on Senior Day at Brown Field.
November 10, 2012 | Women's Bowling
For the second straight day, the #9 Valparaiso bowling team won three out of five matches at the Crusader Classic, closing the day in sixth place out of the ten competing teams.
November 09, 2012 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso men's basketball team led 17-2 six minutes into Friday night's season opener at the ARC against Georgia Southern, and left no doubt from there, cruising to an 85-54 victory over the Eagles.
November 09, 2012 | Women's Basketball
The Valparaiso women's basketball team made sure head coach Tracey Dorow's debut on the Crusader sidelines would be one she would remember for a lifetime, as Valpo never trailed in defeating Big Ten foe Indiana 64-52 Friday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
November 09, 2012 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Freshman Gonzalo Castro Diaz (Mexico City, Mexico) moved into Valparaiso’s all-time top-ten in a pair of events on Friday evening as the Crusader men’s swimming team fell 145-59 to IUPUI in Indianapolis, Ind.
November 09, 2012 | Women's Swimming & Diving
The Valparaiso women’s swimming team continued its 2012-2013 campaign on Friday, falling 151-54 in a dual meet at IUPUI.
November 09, 2012 | Women's Bowling
The #9 Valparaiso bowling team kicked off the fourth annual Crusader Classic on Friday at Inman's in Valparaiso, finishing the day in seventh place after winning three of its five matches.
November 09, 2012 | Men's Soccer
The Valparaiso men’s soccer team saw its 2012 campaign come to a close on Friday, as the Crusaders fell 1-0 to Cleveland State in Horizon League Championship semifinal action in Detroit, Mich.
November 09, 2012 | Women's Cross Country
The Valparaiso women’s cross country squad closed out the 2012 season on Friday afternoon in Madison, Wis., running to a 30th place finish at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional, led by sophomore Jessica Richardson (Columbus, Ind./North), who ran the second-fastest 6K time in Crusader history.
November 09, 2012 | Men's Cross Country
The Valparaiso men’s cross country team saw its top three runners finish within 17 seconds of each as the Crusader men concluded the 2012 season at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional in Madison, Wis. on Friday, finishing in 27th place.
November 08, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso opens the 2012-2013 regular season at home Friday night against Georgia Southern at 7:30 p.m., the back end of a doubleheader with the Crusader women’s team. Fans are encouraged to wear white to help “White Out” the ARC on Friday evening.
November 08, 2012 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso opens the 2012-13 regular season on Friday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center as the Crusaders host Big Ten foe Indiana. It will mark the regular season debut for first-year head coach Tracey Dorow.
November 08, 2012 | Men's Soccer
The Valparaiso men’s soccer team takes aim at the 2012 Horizon League Championship this weekend in Detroit, advancing to the semifinals following a 1-0 win on Tuesday over Milwaukee. The fourth-seeded Crusaders face second-seeded Cleveland State at 10 a.m. CST on Friday, with the winner facing either Loyola or Detroit for the championship on Sunday.
November 08, 2012 | Women's Bowling
The fourth annual Crusader Classic women’s bowling tournament is being hosted Friday-Sunday, Nov. 9-11 by the Valparaiso bowling program at Inman’s Bowling and Recreation Center in Valparaiso, Ind., featuring five of the nation’s top-ten teams.
November 08, 2012 | Football
Valparaiso redshirt freshman Jake Hutson (Blanchard, Mich./Montabella) was one of five additions to the Jerry Rice Award watch list, as announced on Thursday afternoon. The Jerry Rice Award, in its second season, honors the national freshman of the year in the Football Championship Subdivision.
November 08, 2012 | Women's Basketball
Check out the latest version of the Valpo Coaches Show, featuring head women's basketball coach Tracey Dorow as she recaps the Crusaders' exhibition win and looks ahead to Friday's season opener.
November 07, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Check out the latest Valpo Coaches Show, as men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew sits down to talk about the Crusaders' exhibition wins and looks ahead to the start of the regular season.
November 07, 2012 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso volleyball team closes out its regular season at the ARC this weekend, hosting Green Bay on Saturday night and Milwaukee on Sunday afternoon. Sunday also marks Senior Day for the Crusader program, as Mary Dent and Taylor Root will be honored for their four years with the team.
November 07, 2012 | Football
Valparaiso returns home for its final home game of the season when it hosts Davidson College as part of Senior Day at Brown Field. The game can be seen live online via video stream here at ValpoAthletics.com.
November 06, 2012 | Men's Soccer
Senior Jaymie Bullard (Naperville, Ill./Neuqua Valley) headed home a cross from close range just 22 seconds before halftime Tuesday evening, the only goal #4 Valparaiso would need as it downed #5 Milwaukee 1-0 in a Horizon League Championship quarterfinal at Brown Field. The win advances the Crusaders to the semifinals, where they will take on #2 Cleveland State in Detroit on Friday morning at 10 a.m. CST.
November 05, 2012 | Women's Basketball
In its first public exhibition game under the guidance of first-year head coach Tracey Dorow, the Valparaiso women's basketball team unveiled an up-tempo style of play as the Crusaders ran to a 98-49 victory over Holy Cross [Ind.] on Monday night at the ARC.
November 05, 2012 | Men's Soccer
For the second time in 72 hours, the Valparaiso men’s soccer team will face off against Milwaukee, as the two squads meet Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. at Brown Field in the Horizon League Championship quarterfinals. The Crusaders enter the tournament as the fourth seed, while the Panthers are the fifth seed.
November 05, 2012 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso fifth-year senior Kyle Zobeck (Coralville, Iowa/Iowa City West) became the first goalkeeper in Horizon League history to earn consecutive Goalkeeper of the Year honors and was named to the All-League First Team, leading a group of four Crusaders who were honored on Monday as the league announced its postseason awards.
November 05, 2012 | Football
The Sports Network announced Monday that Valparaiso running back Jake Hutson has been named The Sports Network FCS National Co-Freshman of the Week, while the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) named Crusader punter Greg Wood its FCS Punter of the Week for their respective performances in Valpo's win at Campbell last Saturday.
November 05, 2012 | Volleyball
Valparaiso redshirt sophomore Kelsey Victor >(Logansport, Ind./Logansport) earned her first career weekly award from the Horizon League office on Monday, as she was named the league's Offensive Player of the Week after breaking her career high for kills in back-to-back matches last weekend.
November 04, 2012 | Football
Valparaiso redshirt freshman Jake Hutson (Blanchard, Mich./Montabella) shared Pioneer Football League Offensive Player of the Week honors after putting together one of the top offensive performances in program history in the Crusaders' 41-21 win at Campbell.
November 03, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso used a 20-3 run to start the second half to defeat Robert Morris (Ill.), which entered the game ranked fourth in the nation among NAIA schools, by a final of 92-64 on Saturday evening at the ARC in exhibition action. The game was the second of Valpo's two exhibition contests.
November 03, 2012 | Football
The Valparaiso football team earned its first win of the 2012 season Saturday, erasing a 14-point deficit en route to a 41-21 win against Campbell University at Barker-Lane Stadium in Buies Creek, N.C. Redshirt freshman running back Jake Hutson (Blanchard, Mich./Montabella) scored three touchdowns and rushed for a career-high 248 yards, the second highest single-game rushing total in program history.
November 03, 2012 | Men's Soccer
The Valparaiso men's soccer team closed out the 2012 regular season on Saturday evening in Milwaukee, Wis., falling to Milwaukee by a 2-1 final. The Crusaders will open the Horizon League Championship as the fourth seed in a re-match with the Panthers at Brown Field on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
November 03, 2012 | Volleyball
For the second time this season, Valparaiso rallied from a two-set deficit against league leader Cleveland State, but seven attack errors in the fifth set doomed the Crusaders on Saturday in Cleveland, Ohio, as the Vikings pulled out a 3-2 (25-20, 25-17, 11-25, 21-25, 15-11) victory over Valpo.
November 02, 2012 | Volleyball
In a match which saw all four sets go down to the wire, it was Valparaiso which came out with its fifth straight victory, defeating Youngstown State Friday night 3-1 (25-22, 25-23, 23-25, 26-24) in Youngstown, Ohio to remain in second place in the Horizon League standings.
November 02, 2012 | Athletics, Valparaizone
Student-athletes at Valparaiso University continue to distinguish themselves academically, graduating at a higher rate than their peers at many other universities, according to information released by the NCAA.
November 02, 2012 | Women's Basketball
With the Valparaiso women's basketball team's lone exhibition game around the corner on Monday, first-year head coach Tracey Dorow sits down on the Valpo Coaches Show to preview the upcoming season.
November 02, 2012 | Men's Soccer
The Valparaiso men’s soccer team closes out the regular season on Saturday evening in a Horizon League matchup at Milwaukee. The Crusaders, who have already secured a spot in the league tournament, can clinch a top-four seed and a home game with a win or draw.
November 01, 2012 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso junior Todd Vervynckt (Plymouth, Ind./Plymouth) was named to the Capital One Academic All-District V Men’s Soccer team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), the organization announced on Thursday. With the selection, Vervynckt will move on to the ballot for Academic All-American honors.
November 01, 2012 | Volleyball
Winners of a season-best four straight matches and seven of its last eight, the Valparaiso volleyball team hits the road to northeastern Ohio this weekend, taking on Youngstown State Friday night and Cleveland State Saturday afternoon.
October 30, 2012 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso volleyball team extended its winning streak to a season-long four matches on Tuesday night, downing Chicago State 3-1 (25-15, 16-15, 25-13, 25-11) in Chicago, Ill.
October 30, 2012 | Men's Soccer
A pair of goals from freshman Jordan Aidoud (L'isled'Abeau, France/CEFAM) helped Valparaiso to a 3-1 victory over IPFW Tuesday evening in non-league play in Fort Wayne, Ind.
October 30, 2012 | Women's Soccer
The Valparaiso women's soccer team battled Loyola on a cold, windy, rainy Tuesday afternoon at Eastgate Field in the quarterfinal round of the 2012 Horizon League Championship, but a tenth-minute goal from the Ramblers sent the Crusaders to a 1-0 defeat. The loss ends Valpo's season with a 10-6-3 record.
October 30, 2012 | Women's Golf
The Valparaiso women's golf team sent three players to compete as individuals Monday and Tuesday at the Charles Braun Intercollegiate in Boonville, Ind. at Quail Crossing G.C., hosted by Evansville.
October 30, 2012 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball team has been named an All-Academic Team by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) after posting a team GPA of 3.367 during the 2011-2012 academic year, which ranked 28th in the nation among Division I programs.
October 30, 2012 | Football
Valparaiso heads to Buies Creek, N.C. to take on Campbell University on Saturday afternoon. The Crusaders and the Camels are both in search of their first PFL victory.
October 29, 2012 | Women's Soccer
The third-seeded Valparaiso women’s soccer team opens up the 2012 Horizon League Championship with a home game on Tuesday afternoon, hosting sixth-seeded Loyola at Eastgate Field at 3 p.m.
October 29, 2012 | Women's Soccer
The Valparaiso women’s soccer program had five players honored as the Horizon League announced its postseason awards on Monday afternoon, highlighted by the selection of seniors Luisa Desario (Bartlett, Ill./Bartlett) and Rachel Hoaglin (Lakeville, Minn./Academy of Holy Angels) to the All-League First Team.
October 29, 2012 | Volleyball
Valparaiso senior libero Taylor Root (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) has been named Defensive Player of the Week by the Horizon League for the third time this season after yet another standout week in the back row for the Crusaders.
October 28, 2012 | Women's Bowling
The #9 Valparaiso bowling team completed the McKendree Duals/S.I. Elite on Sunday in Belleville, Ill., finishing the two-day event in fourth place.
October 27, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso led by double figures for the last 30 minutes and shot better than 55% from the floor as the Crusaders opened exhibition play with a 90-62 victory Saturday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center over Saint Joseph’s (Ind.).
October 27, 2012 | Women's Soccer
A goal off a corner kick by junior Katie Gratzianna (Elmhurst, Ill./York) in the 68th minute gave the Valparaiso women's soccer the lead on Saturday afternoon in Green Bay, Wis., and the Crusaders would not relinquish it, downing Green Bay by a 1-0 final. The win ends the regular season with the Crusaders on 11 points in the Horizon League table, good for the third seed in the Horizon League Championship.
October 27, 2012 | Men's Soccer
The Valparaiso men’s soccer team dueled to a scoreless game with Big Ten foe Michigan for over 88 minutes on Saturday afternoon in Ann Arbor, Mich., but an 89th minute goal by the host Wolverines sent the Crusaders to a 1-0 defeat. The loss snapped Valpo’s six-match unbeaten streak.
October 27, 2012 | Women's Cross Country
Sophomore Jessica Richardson (Columbus, Ind./North) ran to a fourth-place finish on Saturday afternoon to lead the Valparaiso women’s cross country team to a seventh-place finish at the 2012 Horizon League Championships in Kenosha, Wis.
October 27, 2012 | Men's Cross Country
The Valparaiso men’s cross country team ran to a sixth-place finish Saturday afternoon at the 2012 Horizon League Cross Country Championships in Kenosha, Wis.
October 27, 2012 | Women's Bowling
The #9 Valparaiso bowling team opened the 2012-2013 season on Saturday at the McKendree Duals/S.I. Elite in Belleville, Ill.
October 27, 2012 | Football
The Valparaiso football team surrendered four touchdowns of 78 or more yards in the first half Saturday in a 44-7 loss to Marist College as part of Parent’s Day at Brown Field.
October 26, 2012 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso volleyball team extended its winning streak to three matches on Friday evening, sweeping Wright State 3-0 (25-20, 25-23, 25-18) at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
October 26, 2012 | Men's Basketball
With the first exhibition game right about the corner, Crusader men's basketball head coach Bryce Drew sits down for a season preview on a special edition of the Valpo Coaches Show!
October 25, 2012 | Women's Soccer
The Valparaiso women’s soccer team closes out the 2012 regular season at Green Bay on Saturday afternoon. The Crusaders are currently in a battle in the middle of the league table, and could finish anywhere from third to seventh place, with the top six teams earning a spot in the Horizon League Championship.
October 24, 2012 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso scored a goal in each half to end the 2012 regular season home slate on a high note, defeating Wright State Wednesday evening at Brown Field, 2-1, in Horizon League action. The win was the Crusaders' third consecutive win and sixth consecutive result, matching a program record for longest unbeaten streak.
October 24, 2012 | Athletics
The Valparaiso University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will be raising money for Susan G. Komen for the Cure at home events throughout the remainder of this week as part of its Breast Cancer Awareness Week.
October 24, 2012 | Volleyball
Valparaiso concludes a four-match homestand on Friday evening as the Crusaders play host to Wright State at the ARC in their annual “Dig Pink” match. Valpo then steps out of league play for the final time on Tuesday night, traveling to play at Chicago State.
October 24, 2012 | Football
Valparaiso returns home as part of Family Weekend on the Valpo campus, hosting Marist on Parent’s Day at Brown Field Saturday afternoon in PFL action.
October 23, 2012 | Women's Golf
The Valparaiso women’s golf team finished out its 2012 fall campaign in style on Tuesday, as the team broke single-round and 36-hole tournament records en route to a second-place finish, while junior Kelly Voigt (Palatine, Ill./Fremd) broke her own individual single-round and tournament records while finishing atop the individual standings for the second time this fall.
October 23, 2012 | Men's Golf
The Valparaiso men’s golf team closed out the 2012 fall season on Tuesday afternoon at the Dayton Fall Invitational, finishing in a tie for third place.
October 23, 2012 | Men's Soccer
The Valparaiso men’s soccer team closes out the 2012 home regular season slate with a key Horizon League showdown against Wright State on Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. Valpo then steps out of league play to take on Big Ten foe Michigan in Ann Arbor on Saturday afternoon. Catch head coach Mike Avery's thoughts on the Valpo Coaches Show by clicking the 'play' button to the left.
October 23, 2012 | Women's Bowling
Valparaiso bowling head coach Matt Nantais announced today the Crusaders’ schedule for the 2012-2013 campaign, highlighted by the fourth annual Crusader Classic, to be held at Inman’s in Valparaiso on Nov. 9-11.
October 23, 2012 | Volleyball
Valparaiso junior Janelle Hobbs (Hartland, Wis./Arrowhead) had a career-high 17 kills to lead a balanced Crusader offense, and Valpo hit .359 over the final two sets to rally from down 2-1 to defeat IUPUI, 3-2 (25-21, 25-27, 18-25, 25-16, 15-7), Tuesday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
October 22, 2012 | Women's Soccer
The Valparaiso women's soccer team played to a scoreless double-overtime draw with Loyola on Monday afternoon at Brown Field in its regular season home finale. With the shutout, Crusader junior goalkeeper Kristen Manski (St. Charles, Ill./North) registered her 21st career clean sheet, breaking the career record she previously shared with Mele Cabral and Erin Murray.
October 22, 2012 | Women's Golf
For the first time in program history, the Valparaiso women’s golf team had multiple players shoot even par or better in the same round, while the Crusaders smashed their previous single-round team score record as they sit in third place after day one at the Dayton Invitational.
October 22, 2012 | Men's Golf
The Valparaiso men’s golf team will enter the final round of play at the Dayton Invitational just four shots out of first place, as the Crusaders closed play on Monday in fourth place out of 18 competing teams.
October 22, 2012 | Women's Tennis
The Valparaiso women’s tennis team closed out its 2012 fall campaign on Monday afternoon, dropping a 9-0 decision at Wayne State in Detroit, Mich.
October 22, 2012 | Men's Soccer
Sophomore Eric Nieto (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Louisville Collegiate [Ky.] H.S.) and fifth-year senior Kyle Zobeck (Coralville, Iowa/Iowa City West) were named the Horizon League Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week, respectively, on Monday after helping Valparaiso to a pair of victories last week.
October 21, 2012 | Men's Soccer
The Valparaiso men’s soccer team picked up three points on the road Sunday afternoon in a crucial Horizon League matchup, scoring a pair of goals in the final 10 minutes despite playing a man down to defeat Detroit by a 2-0 final.
October 20, 2012 | Volleyball
Valparaiso bounced back from a loss Friday night to defeat UIC in Horizon League play Saturday evening at the ARC, 3-1 (25-18, 25-23, 17-25, 25-22).
October 20, 2012 | Women's Soccer
Despite dominating the run of play and unleashing a barrage of 26 shot attempts, the Valparaiso women's soccer team couldn't find the back of the net on Saturday afternoon, falling 1-0 to Youngstown State on Senior Day at Eastgate Field.
October 20, 2012 | Football
Playing on the road for the first time in nearly a month, Valparaiso gave up 631 yards of offense to Dayton Saturday afternoon in a 45-0 loss to the Flyers at Welcome Stadium in Dayton, Ohio.
October 19, 2012 | Volleyball
Despite one of the best blocking performances in program history, the Valparaiso volleyball team dropped a five-set decision Friday evening at the ARC to Loyola, 3-2 (26-24, 24-26, 16-25, 25-21, 15-13).
October 19, 2012 | Baseball
Valparaiso sophomore Michael Morman (Rockford, Ill./Boylan Catholic) and junior Andy Burns (Edwardsville, Ill./Edwardsville) were both named to the Chicago Suburban Baseball League's 2012 All-College team, the league announced Thursday. Morman hit .415 for the Crystal Lake Cardinals over the summer, while Burns hit .367 for the Lexington Snipes. Both players redshirted last spring for the Crusaders and are looking to make an immediate impact on the field for the 2013 season.
October 18, 2012 | Men's Tennis
The Valparaiso men's tennis team kicked off action at the ITA Midwest Regionals in East Lansing, Mich. on Thursday with singles play.
October 18, 2012 | Volleyball
Valparaiso starts up the second half of Horizon League play this weekend as the Crusaders host Loyola and UIC at the ARC. Valpo enters the second half of league play in a tie for second place in the league standings with the two squads it will face this weekend.
October 18, 2012 | Football
Following back-to-back home games, Valparaiso hits the road for the first time in nearly a month, making the trip east to take on Dayton in Pioneer Football League action.
October 18, 2012 | Men's Swimming & Diving, Women's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso's swimming meet at the ARC scheduled for Friday at 5 p.m. against Cleveland State has been postponed. The meet will be made up at a later date and time to be announced.
October 17, 2012 | Men's Soccer
In a game played Wednesday night in driving rain at points, the Valparaiso men's soccer team made a pair of goals in the first 13 minutes stand up for a 2-1 victory in non-league play over Northern Illinois. The Crusaders extended their unbeaten streak to four games with the win.
October 17, 2012 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Valparaiso freshman Gonzalo Castro Diaz (Mexico City, Mexico) has been named the Horizon League's male Swimmer of the Week after a trio of first-place finishes at Monmouth College last Saturday.
October 17, 2012 | Men's Soccer
Fifth-year senior goalkeeper Kyle Zobeck (Coralville, Iowa/Iowa City West) has been named one of 10 nationwide finalists for the 2012 men's soccer Senior CLASS Award. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence – community, classroom, character and competition. Fans can vote for Zobeck to win the award through November 19.
October 17, 2012 | Women's Soccer
Due to severe weather moving through the area Wednesday and the threat of further severe weather into the evening, Valparaiso's Horizon League women's soccer match with Loyola has been postponed. The game will now be played this coming Monday, Oct. 22, at 3 p.m. at Eastgate Field. The Crusaders return to action on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Eastgate Field for Senior Day against Youngstown State.
October 16, 2012 | Men's Golf
The Valparaiso men's golf program closed out play at the CSU Cougar Classic in Chicago, Ill. on Tuesday. Valpo, which sent two teams to the event, placed third and seventh in the 36-hole event while boasting a pair of top-five individual finishers.
October 16, 2012 | Women's Golf
The Valparaiso women's golf team closed out the 54-hole MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial in Springfield, Mo., hosted by Missouri State, on Tuesday, closing the event in tenth place.
October 16, 2012 | Men's Soccer
The Valparaiso men’s soccer team hosts a non-league game Wednesday night under the lights at Brown Field as it welcomes Northern Illinois. The Crusaders then travel to play Sunday afternoon in league play against Detroit. Wednesday’s match will serve as the Crusaders’ benefit match for Fields of Dreams Uganda.
October 16, 2012 | Volleyball
On the latest Valpo Coaches Show, volleyball head coach Carin Avery sits down to discuss the challenges that faced her team this season, the successful road trip last weekend through the state of Wisconsin and looks ahead to this weekend's pair of matches at the ARC.
October 16, 2012 | Women's Soccer
The Valparaiso women’s soccer team closes out the 2012 regular season home schedule with a pair of key Horizon League matches at Eastgate Field this week. The Crusaders welcome Loyola on Wednesday before celebrating senior day on Saturday against Youngstown State.
October 15, 2012 | Men's Golf
The Valparaiso men's golf team leads the CSU Cougar Classic in Chicago, Ill. after one day of competition, led by fifth-year senior Brad Winters (Elgin, Ill./Saint Edward [Dayton]), who matched a program record on Monday by shooting a three-under-par round.
October 15, 2012 | Women's Golf
The Valparaiso women's golf team opened the MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial Monday in Springfield, Mo., ending the 36-hole day in 10th place.
October 15, 2012 | Women's Cross Country
Valparaiso sophomore Jessica Richardson (Columbus, Ind./North) has been named the Horizon League women’s cross country Runner of the Week for the second straight weekend of competition following a second-place finish at the Evansville Invitational on Saturday.
October 15, 2012 | Volleyball
Valparaiso junior Ellen Vanden Berg (Little Chute, Wis./Little Chute) has been named the Horizon League Offensive Player of the Week, while senior Taylor Root (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) shared Defensive Player of the Week honors following standout performances during a weekend which saw the Crusaders win a pair of matches in Wisconsin.
October 14, 2012 | Women's Soccer
Junior goalkeeper Kristen Manski (Saint Charles, Ill./North) made a career-high 13 saves en route to matching the Crusader career record for shutouts as the Valparaiso women’s soccer team played to a scoreless double-overtime draw at Wright State Sunday afternoon in Dayton, Ohio.
October 13, 2012 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso volleyball team earned its first win at Milwaukee in regular season play since joining the Horizon League on Saturday, downing the Panthers 3-2 (25-15, 25-23, 24-26, 21-25, 18-16). The Crusaders conclude the first half of league play at 5-2 and in a tie for second place in the league standings.
October 13, 2012 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso picked up a point in Horizon League play on Saturday night, as the Crusaders and Cleveland State played to a scoreless double-overtime draw at Brown Field.
October 13, 2012 | Women's Swimming & Diving
The Valparaiso women’s swimming and diving team won 10 of 11 events on Saturday as the Crusaders swam at Monmouth College in Monmouth, Ill. No team scores were kept for the meet.
October 13, 2012 | Men's Swimming & Diving
The Valparaiso men’s swimming and diving squad earned victories in all 11 events on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders swam against Monmouth College in Monmouth, Ill. Team scores were not kept for the meet.
October 13, 2012 | Football
Senior Eric Slenk (Holland, Mich./Christian) caught a pair of touchdown passes on a rainy Saturday afternoon at Brown Field, but it was not enough for the victory, as Valparaiso dropped a 35-21 decision to Drake in Pioneer Football League action.
October 13, 2012 | Women's Cross Country
Sophomore Jessica Richardson (Columbus, Ind./North) continued her string of top-ten finishes in the 2012 season on Saturday, running to a second-place finish at the Evansville Invitational in Evansville, Ind. to lead the Valparaiso women’s cross country team as it finished in fourth place.
October 13, 2012 | Men's Cross Country
The Valparaiso men’s cross country team competed in its final race prior to the league championship meet on Saturday, running to a fifth-place finish at the Evansville Invitational in Evansville, Ind.
October 12, 2012 | Volleyball
A school-record performance from senior Taylor Root (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) propelled her into the top-10 in NCAA history in digs, while junior Ellen Vanden Berg (Little Chute, Wis./Little Chute) registered one of the best matches in program history on both sides of the ball as Valparaiso swept Green Bay, 3-0 (25-19, 25-15, 25-19) in Horizon League play Friday evening in Green Bay, Wis.
October 12, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Valparaiso men’s basketball head coach Bryce Drew announced today that Tommy Kurth (Osceola, Ind./Penn) has been deemed medically unable to compete and will no longer be able to play for the Crusaders. Kurth will remain on scholarship to complete his degree from Valparaiso, but will not count against the program’s scholarship limit.
October 12, 2012 | Women's Soccer
The Valparaiso women’s soccer team opens a stretch of four straight Horizon League contests to close out the 2012 regular season on Sunday afternoon, as the Crusaders travel to Wright State for a key Horizon League showdown.
October 11, 2012 | Baseball
Team Bain won the deciding game of the best-of-three baseball Fall World Series over Team Wormington on Thursday afternoon, winning in convincing fashion 9-3 at Emory G. Bauer Field.
October 11, 2012 | Men's Soccer
The Valparaiso men’s soccer team looks to move up the Horizon League standings Saturday night as the Crusaders host Cleveland State under the lights at Brown Field at 7 p.m. Saturday night’s match will serve as the Crusaders’ fourth annual TOCO benefit match, with the standard admission fee waived in favor of a donation gate.
October 11, 2012 | Volleyball
Valparaiso makes its annual swing through the state of Wisconsin in Horizon League play this weekend, as the Crusaders take on Green Bay Friday night and Milwaukee Saturday afternoon.
October 10, 2012 | Football
Valparaiso hosts its second straight Pioneer Football League game this Saturday afternoon, as the Crusaders welcome Drake to Brown Field.
October 09, 2012 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team has been picked to win the Horizon League title in 2012-2013, according to preseason polling of the league’s head coaches, SIDs and media. In addition, seniors Ryan Broekhoff and Kevin Van Wijk were both chosen to the Preseason First Team All-League.
October 09, 2012 | Women's Soccer
The Valparaiso women's soccer team barely let fans settle into their seats under the lights of Brown Field Tuesday evening before scoring, finding the back of the net just 65 seconds into the match en route to a 2-0 victory over Saint Joseph's (Ind.).
October 09, 2012 | Baseball
The Valparaiso University baseball team held game two of its Fall World Series on Tuesday afternoon, with Team Bain defeating Team Wormington by a score of 7-3 to even the series at one game apiece.
October 09, 2012 | Women's Golf
Junior Kelly Voigt (Palatine, Ill./Fremd) matched the second-lowest round in program history to lead the Valparaiso women's golf team as it finished in 10th place Tuesday afternoon at the Butler Fall Invitational in Indianapolis, Ind.
October 09, 2012 | Men's Soccer
Playing under the shadow of the 'L' at Wish Field on the north side of Chicago Tuesday afternoon, the Valparaiso men's soccer team earned a 1-1 draw with Big East foe DePaul.
October 08, 2012 | Women's Golf
The Valparaiso women's golf team finished the opening round of the Butler Fall Invitational in Indianapolis, Ind. in 10th place on Monday.
October 08, 2012 | Baseball
Freshman Bryce Yoder (Spencerville, Ind./Eastside) worked two scoreless innings in relief to earn the win and senior Billy Cribbs (Rochester, Mich./Rochester) went 2-for-3 with three RBIs to lead Team Wormington to a 9-5 victory over Team Bain in the opening game of the Valparaiso baseball program’s Fall World Series Monday afternoon.
October 08, 2012 | Women's Basketball
Valparaiso junior forward Tabitha Gerardot (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury) has been named a Preseason Second Team All-Horizon League selection as the league released its preseason squads on Monday afternoon.
October 07, 2012 | Men's Golf
Junior Kyle Henning (Brookfield, Wis./East) claimed individual medalist honors at the John Dallio Memorial, hosted by DePaul in Lemont, Ill., leading the Valparaiso men’s golf team to a fifth-place finish on Sunday.
October 06, 2012 | Men's Soccer
A goal by senior Jaymie Bullard (Naperville, Ill./Neuqua Valley) in the 79th minute equalized Valparaiso's match Saturday night at Brown Field against Green Bay, and the Crusaders and Phoenix ended the night with a 1-1 draw.
October 06, 2012 | Volleyball
Winning the second set deep into extra points gave Valparaiso the momentum it was looking for, as the Crusaders went on to down Youngstown State, 3-1 (22-25, 33-31, 25-17, 25-14), Saturday evening at the ARC as part of Homecoming weekend.
October 06, 2012 | Women's Soccer
The Valparaiso women’s soccer team picked up a crucial three points in Horizon League play on Saturday afternoon, downing Detroit 1-0 at Eastgate Field on a goal in the 87th minute from freshman Jordyn Ryfiak (Rockford, Mich./Rockford).
October 06, 2012 | Men's Golf
The Valparaiso men's golf team ended round one of the John Dallio Memorial in Lemont, Ill. in a tie for fifth place on Saturday.
October 06, 2012 | Football
The Valparaiso football team trailed the entire way Saturday afternoon in a 56-17 loss to the Butler Bulldogs on Homecoming Weekend at Brown Field in the Battle for the Hoosier Helmet.
October 05, 2012 | Volleyball
For the second straight Horizon League match, the Valparaiso volleyball team rallied from a two-set deficit to force a decisive fifth set, but the Crusaders were unable to come out with the win Friday night, as Cleveland State downed Valpo, 3-2 (25-17, 25-19, 21-25, 22-25, 15-10).
October 04, 2012 | Men's Soccer
The Crusader men’s soccer team closes out a busy Homecoming Saturday on the Valparaiso campus under the lights at Brown Field, as they host Green Bay in a Horizon League showdown.
October 03, 2012 | Women's Soccer
A goal in the fourth minute proved to be the difference in Horizon League play on Wednesday afternoon at Eastgate Field, as Valparaiso dropped a 1-0 decision to Milwaukee on the early tally. The defeat was the first at home for the Crusaders this season in six matches.
October 03, 2012 | Volleyball
Valparaiso hosts Horizon League matches for the first time in 2012 as the Crusaders return to the ARC for Homecoming weekend. Valpo takes on Cleveland State Friday night before hosting Youngstown State on Saturday evening.
October 03, 2012 | Football
Following a bye week, Valparaiso plays its first PFL home game Saturday afternoon when it hosts the Butler Bulldogs in The Battle for the Hoosier Helmet as part of Homecoming weekend. The two schools first met in 1927 and the Crusaders have played the Bulldogs more than any other school in program history.
October 02, 2012 | Men's Golf
The Valparaiso men's golf team moved up one spot on the final day of action at the Jim Colbert Intercollegiate, hosted by Kansas State in Manhattan, Kan., to close the 54-hole event with a third-place finish.
October 02, 2012 | Women's Soccer
Coming off of a four-match road trip, the Valparaiso women’s soccer team returns home for five out of its next six contests, beginning with a pair of Horizon League fixtures this week as Valpo hosts Milwaukee on Wednesday afternoon and Detroit on Saturday afternoon.
October 02, 2012 | Women's Bowling
Coming off of its first appearance in the NCAA Championship in program history, the Valparaiso bowling team earned its highest preseason ranking in its four-year existence, as the Crusaders enter the 2012-2013 campaign ranked #9 nationally in the National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA) preseason poll.
October 02, 2012 | Baseball
Valparaiso baseball alumni and friends of the program gathered on a beautiful, sunny day for the annual golf outing Saturday, Sept. 29th at The Course at Aberdeen in Valparaiso, Ind. Following the outing, many gathered at Inman’s to join in a bowling event.
October 01, 2012 | Men's Golf
The Valparaiso men's golf team kicked off the first of two days of action Monday at the Jim Colbert Intercollegiate, hosted by Kansas State, ending the day in fourth place.
October 01, 2012 | Women's Cross Country
Valparaiso sophomore Jessica Richardson (Columbus, Ind./North) has been tabbed the Horizon League Female Runner of the Week after an impressive performance at the Notre Dame Invitational last Saturday.
October 01, 2012 | Football
The Valparaiso football program, in partnership with the Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD) and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), will be participating in the fifth annual Coach to Cure MD this Saturday, Oct. 6, at 1 p.m. when the Crusaders host Butler University at Brown Field. The goal of Coach To Cure MD is to raise awareness of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, the most common fatal genetic disorder diagnosed during childhood.
October 01, 2012 | Volleyball
Coming off a week in which she broke the Valparaiso career digs record and moved into the top-25 in NCAA history in the category, Crusader senior libero Taylor Root (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) added to her league record for weekly awards as she was named the Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week for the ninth time in her career.
September 30, 2012 | Men's Swimming & Diving
Two Crusaders broke into the program’s all-time top-10 as the Valparaiso men’s swimming and diving team began the 2012-2013 season on Sunday afternoon in Fishers, Ind. in a quad meet hosted by Butler.
September 30, 2012 | Women's Swimming & Diving
The Valparaiso women’s swimming and diving team opened the 2012-2013 season on Sunday afternoon in Fishers, Ind., swimming against four other schools in a meet hosted by Butler.
September 30, 2012 | Women's Tennis
The Valparaiso women’s tennis team continued its 2012 fall campaign this weekend at the DePaul/Lewis Invitational, played in Romeoville, Ill.
September 29, 2012 | Men's Soccer
The Valparaiso men’s soccer team suffered a 1-0 defeat in Horizon League play Saturday evening, falling at UIC on a 67th minute goal.
September 29, 2012 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso won five out of six brackets, including a tight battle between teammates in the A singles championship won by junior Eric Honert (Arvada, Colo./Ralston Valley), as the Crusaders hosted the final day of play of the Valparaiso Invitational on Saturday at the Valpo Tennis Complex.
September 28, 2012 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso volleyball team stepped up its intensity on both sides of the ball to rally from a two-set deficit and defeat Wright State, 3-2 (22-25, 20-25, 25-13, 25-12, 15-13) Friday evening in Fairborn, Ohio.
September 28, 2012 | Women's Soccer
First-half goals by seniors Luisa Desario (Bartlett, Ill./Bartlett) and Rachel Hoaglin (Lakeville, Minn./Academy of Holy Angels) were more than enough for the Valparaiso women’s soccer team on Friday evening, as the Crusaders started out Horizon League play with a 2-1 victory at Cleveland State.
September 28, 2012 | Men's Tennis
The Valparaiso men's tennis team took wins in 18 of its 20 matches on Friday afternoon as the Crusaders hosted day one of the Valparaiso Invitational at the Valpo Tennis Complex.
September 28, 2012 | Women's Cross Country
Valparaiso sophomore Jessica Richardson (Columbus, Ind./North) posted the fourth-fastest 5K time in Crusader history on Friday afternoon as the Valpo women ran to a 15th-place finish in the Gold Race of the Notre Dame Invitational in Notre Dame, Ind.
September 28, 2012 | Men's Cross Country
The Valparaiso men's cross country team continued its 2012 slate on Friday afternoon, finishing in 14th place in the Gold Race of the Notre Dame Invitational in Notre Dame, Ind.
September 28, 2012 | Men's Swimming & Diving, Women's Swimming & Diving
The Valparaiso swimming and diving programs will host five home dates at the ARC as part of their 2012-2013 schedule, as announced on Friday.
September 28, 2012 | Men's Soccer
The Valparaiso men’s soccer program will be hosting a pair of VIP Day Camps in the coming months on Sunday, Dec. 2 and Sunday, Mar. 17. 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.
September 27, 2012 | Men's Tennis
The Valparaiso men’s tennis team will welcome five visiting squads to campus as the Crusaders play host to the Valparaiso Invitational this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 28-29, at the Valpo Tennis Complex.
September 27, 2012 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball program will be hosting a Fall Progressive Camp, broken into four sessions on Tuesdays starting Oct. 23 and ending Nov. 13.
September 27, 2012 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso continues a stretch of three consecutive Horizon League matches to kick off the league slate on Saturday evening, as the Crusaders make the short trip to Chicago to face off against UIC.
September 27, 2012 | Baseball
The Valparaiso baseball program's fall prospect camp has been canceled due to a scheduling conflict and will not be re-scheduled.
September 26, 2012 | Volleyball
Senior libero Taylor Root (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) broke Valparaiso's career digs record on Wednesday evening and moved into the top-25 in NCAA history in the category as the Crusaders fell 3-1 (25-21, 14-25, 25-14, 25-19) to South Dakota State at the ARC.
September 26, 2012 | Women's Soccer
The Valparaiso women’s soccer team opens up the 2012 Horizon League slate as it concludes a four-match road trip at Cleveland State Saturday evening. Seven of the Crusaders’ final eight games will be Horizon League contests.
September 25, 2012 | Volleyball
Valparaiso returns home for just the second time this year on Wednesday evening as the Crusaders host a non-league contest against South Dakota State. Two days later, Valpo kicks off a stretch of seven straight Horizon League matches at Wright State.
September 25, 2012 | Football
Check out the latest edition of the Valpo Coaches Show, as Crusader football head coach Dale Carlson discusses last Saturday's game against San Diego, how the Crusaders will use this week's bye week and looks ahead to Homecoming Saturday.
September 23, 2012 | Women's Golf
Valparaiso closed out the two-day, 36-hole Cardinal Classic in Yorktown, Ind., hosted by Ball State, on Sunday afternoon, finishing out the event in tenth place.
September 23, 2012 | Women's Soccer
The Valparaiso women’s soccer team got an early goal on Sunday, as a pair of freshmen teamed up to find the back of the net in the eighth minute, and the Crusaders made that tally stand up, defeating Saint Mary’s (Calif.) 1-0 Sunday afternoon in Moraga, Calif.
September 22, 2012 | Men's Soccer
The Valparaiso men's soccer team earned a point in its Horizon League opener on Saturday evening, dueling to a scoreless double-overtime draw with Loyola on a cool night at Brown Field.
September 22, 2012 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso volleyball team rebounded from Friday night's league-opening loss with a solid performance Saturday behind a career-best 18 kills from sophomore Morgan Beil (St. Louis, Mo./Marquette), defeating Loyola 3-1 (26-24, 29-31, 25-22, 25-21) in Chicago, Ill.
September 22, 2012 | Men's Tennis
Junior Eric Honert (Arvada, Colo./Ralston Valley) and freshman Michael Savaglio (Kenosha, Wis./Mary D. Bradford) each won singles matches on Saturday as the Valparaiso men’s tennis team competed Saturday at the Purdue Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind.
September 22, 2012 | Football
Valparaiso opened the Pioneer Football League slate on Saturday afternoon in San Diego, Calif., falling to host San Diego by a 51-14 score.
September 22, 2012 | Women's Golf
The Valparaiso women’s golf team kicked off the two-day Cardinal Classic in Yorktown, Ind. on Saturday, hosted by Ball State, finishing the day in seventh place out of 12 competing teams.
September 21, 2012 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso started its two-match California swing on Friday night by out-shooting host San Francisco 11-5, but unfortunately for the Crusaders, it was the Dons who found the back of the net for the game’s lone goal, as Valpo dropped a 1-0 decision.
September 21, 2012 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso volleyball team opened up Horizon League play on Friday evening in Chicago, Ill., falling to host UIC, 3-1 (25-20, 21-25, 26-24, 26-24).
September 21, 2012 | Men's Tennis
The Valparaiso men’s tennis team continued its 2012 fall campaign on Friday in the first of three days of competition at the Purdue Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind.
September 20, 2012 | Volleyball
Valparaiso senior Taylor Root (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) has been named one of 30 candidates for the 2012 volleyball Senior CLASS Award. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence – community, classroom, character and competition.
September 20, 2012 | Women's Soccer
The Valparaiso women’s soccer team ventures to California this weekend to take on a pair of opponents from the West Coast Conference. The Crusaders will play at San Francisco on Friday evening before facing off with Saint Mary’s on Sunday afternoon.
September 20, 2012 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team will make at least eight appearances across ESPN platforms during the 2013 Horizon League schedule and could be featured up to nine times, as the league announced its full schedule of games on the Worldwide Leader’s networks Thursday.
September 19, 2012 | Men's Soccer
The tough-luck stretch for the Valparaiso men's soccer team continued on Wednesday evening, as despite 20 shot attempts, including eight which were on goal, the Crusaders fell 1-0 at IUPUI in Indianapolis, Ind.
September 19, 2012 | Volleyball
Valparaiso opens the 2012 Horizon League slate this weekend with a pair of matches in the Windy City. The Crusaders will travel to Chicago to face UIC on Friday evening before taking on Loyola Saturday afternoon. Valpo is coming off a tournament title at the Hoosier Classic last weekend which included a five-set win over Indiana.
September 18, 2012 | Women's Golf
Junior Kelly Voigt (Palatine, Ill./Fremd) smashed a number of program records en route to earning individual medalist honors, leading the Valparaiso women's golf team to a second-place finish at the CSU Cougar Classic on Tuesday in Chicago, Ill.
September 18, 2012 | Men's Golf
The Valparaiso men's golf team moved up one spot in the final round of the John Piper Intercollegiate in Bowling Green, Ohio on Tuesday, closing the 54-hole event in seventh place.
September 18, 2012 | Men's Soccer
Fifth-year senior goalkeeper Kyle Zobeck (Coralville, Iowa/Iowa City West) has been named one of 30 candidates for the 2012 men’s soccer Senior CLASS Award. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence – community, classroom, character and competition.
September 18, 2012 | Football
Valparaiso kicks off the Pioneer Football League schedule this Saturday with the longest road trip of the year as it makes the nearly 2,000 mile trip out to the West Coast, where the Crusaders face San Diego at 3 p.m. CDT.
September 18, 2012 | Men's Soccer
The Valparaiso men’s soccer team looks to snap a four-match losing streak in its final contest prior to the start of league play Wednesday night at IUPUI. The Crusaders then return home to Brown Field Saturday night to face the Loyola squad which eliminated them from the Horizon League Championship last season.
September 17, 2012 | Men's Golf
The Valparaiso men's golf team sat in second place after the first round at the John Piper Intercollegiate in Bowling Green, Ohio on Monday and finished the day in eighth place in a tight pack of teams, with 18 holes remaining to be played on Tuesday.
September 17, 2012 | Women's Golf
The Valparaiso women’s golf team completed round one of the two-day CSU Cougar Classic in Chicago, Ill. on Monday afternoon in a tie for sixth place, while individually, junior Kelly Voigt (Palatine, Ill./Fremd) is tied for fourth place after 18 holes and matched the Crusaders’ all-time best round in relation to par.
September 17, 2012 | Volleyball
Valparaiso junior Ellen Vanden Berg (Little Chute, Wis./Little Chute) has been named the Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week after picking up 13 blocks last weekend in helping the Crusaders to the Hoosier Classic title.
September 16, 2012 | Men's Golf
The Valparaiso men's golf team continued its record-breaking start to the 2012 fall season on Sunday at the Purdue Midwest Shootout, winning a multi-team event for the first time in program history and setting a new record for lowest 36-hole tournament score.
September 16, 2012 | Women's Soccer
Freshman Rita Craven (Frankfort, Ill./Lincoln-Way North) made her first career goal a golden one, tallying less than two minutes into extra time as Valparaiso posted its third straight shutout with a 1-0 victory over IPFW Sunday evening in Fort Wayne, Ind.
September 15, 2012 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso volleyball team won its first in-season tournament title in two years on Saturday, closing the Hoosier Classic in emphatic fashion with sweeps of Miami (OH) (26-24, 25-18, 25-22) and UT-Chattanooga (25-19, 25-14, 25-12). Redshirt sophomore Kelsey Victor (Logansport, Ind./Logansport) was named Tournament MVP, while juniors Sarah Dooms (Greenwood, Ind./Center Grove) and Ellen Vanden Berg (Little Chute, Wis./Little Chute) joined Victor on the All-Tournament Team.
September 15, 2012 | Women's Tennis
The Valparaiso women's tennis team got its 2012 fall season under way Friday and Saturday at the Ball State Fall Invitational in Muncie, Ind.
September 15, 2012 | Football
The Valparaiso football team jumped out to a 17-7 lead less than 12 minutes into Saturday afternoon's game against Duquesne at Brown Field, but the Dukes scored the game's final 38 points as the Crusaders fell by a 45-17 score.
September 14, 2012 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso volleyball program earned the first win over a Big Ten team in program history on Friday evening, storming back from a two-set deficit to defeat Indiana, 3-2 (19-25, 17-25, 25-19, 25-18, 15-12) in its opener at the Hoosier Classic in Bloomington, Ind.
September 14, 2012 | Women's Cross Country
Valparaiso sophomore Jessica Richardson (Columbus, Ind./North) ran to a tenth-place finish on Friday afternoon to lead the Crusader women's cross country team to a 14th-place finish at the Indiana Intercollegiates in Terre Haute, Ind.
September 14, 2012 | Men's Cross Country
Led by senior Wally Bradford (Mukwonago, Wis./Mukwonago), the Valparaiso men's cross country team ran to a 12th-place showing Friday afternoon at the Indiana Intercollegiates in Terre Haute, Ind.
September 14, 2012 | Men's Soccer
Despite a 16-5 advantage in shot attempts, the Valparaiso men's soccer team couldn't find a goal on Friday night at Brown Field, falling to Western Michigan, 1-0.
September 13, 2012 | Women's Soccer
The Valparaiso women’s soccer team begins a stretch of four matches away from home this weekend with a single match, as the Crusaders travel to Fort Wayne on Sunday evening for a matchup against IPFW. Check out Coach Marovich's thoughts on last weekend's games and the upcoming road swing by watching the latest version of the Valpo Coaches Show by clicking the Play button to the left.
September 13, 2012 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso volleyball team competes in its final early-season tournament this weekend as the Crusaders travel to Bloomington to take part in Indiana’s Hoosier Classic. Valpo faces the host Hoosiers Friday evening before taking on Miami (Ohio) and UT-Chattanooga on Saturday.
September 12, 2012 | Men's Soccer
The Valparaiso men’s soccer team returns home to Brown Field this Friday evening for its lone match of the week, as the Crusaders host Western Michigan. It will be ‘Veterans Honoring Veterans’ night, as Valpo celebrates its senior class of ten players on Friday while also recognizing veterans of military service.
September 12, 2012 | Football
Valparaiso returns home for its final non-league game of the 2012 season Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m., as the Crusaders host Duquesne out of the Northeast Conference. The game is the last of three non-league contests to prepare the Crusaders for the Pioneer Football League slate.
September 11, 2012 | Women's Golf
The Valparaiso women's golf team closed the two-round Green Bay Invitational on Tuesday in Green Bay, Wis., finishing the tournament in seventh place.
September 11, 2012 | Baseball
Three-game series at Long Beach State and at five-time national champion Arizona State and 19 home games at Emory G. Bauer Field highlight the 2013 schedule for the Valparaiso baseball team, as released this afternoon by head coach Tracy Woodson.
September 11, 2012 | Softball
The Valparaiso softball team will play eight games over five dates against collegiate competition while also hosting an alumni game on Homecoming Saturday, as head coach Jordan Stevens announced the Crusaders' fall slate today.
September 10, 2012 | Women's Golf
Led by a round of 77 from junior Kelly Voigt (Palatine, Ill./Fremd), the Valparaiso women's golf team sits in sixth place after the first day of action at the Green Bay Invitational.
September 10, 2012 | Women's Soccer
Valparaiso junior goalkeeper Kristen Manski (Saint Charles, Ill./North) has been named the Horizon League Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week, as announced by the league office on Monday, after posting a pair of shutouts in net for the Crusaders last weekend.
September 09, 2012 | Women's Soccer
For the first time in program history, the Valparaiso women's soccer team is unbeaten through its first five home matches of the season, as the Crusaders scored three goals in the second half to defeat Bowling Green on Sunday afternoon, 3-0, at Eastgate Field.
September 09, 2012 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso concluded its two-match swing through the state of California Sunday afternoon, dropping a 1-0 decision at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, Calif.
September 08, 2012 | Men's Tennis
Six of eight Valparaiso men's tennis players won multiple singles matches on Saturday, highlighted by freshman Michael Savaglio (Kenosha, Wis./Mary D. Bradford) winning the second singles bracket, as the Crusaders closed play at the Art Peterson Invitational in Macomb, Ill.
September 08, 2012 | Football
The Valparaiso football team opened up the road portion of its 2012 schedule on Saturday afternoon, falling 59-0 to Youngstown State, which entered the game ranked #6 nationally among FCS squads, in Youngstown, Ohio.
September 08, 2012 | Women's Golf
The Valparaiso women's golf team opened its 2012 fall season Saturday at the IU Fall Kickoff in Bloomington, Ind., ending the first day of competition in eighth place. The Crusaders were led by a round of 80 from senior Jessica O'Brien (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton).
September 08, 2012 | Volleyball
Redshirt sophomore Kelsey Victor (Logansport, Ind./Logansport) picked up a career-high nine blocks, while sophomore Morgan Beil (St. Louis, Mo./Marquette) added eight blocks, but it wasn't enough for Valparaiso on Saturday afternoon, as the Crusaders dropped the finale of the MSU Eagle Challenge to host Morehead State, 3-2 (25-14, 22-25, 20-25, 25-16, 15-5). Beil represented Valpo on the All-Tournament Team.
September 07, 2012 | Men's Soccer
Junior Todd Vervynckt (Plymouth, Ind./Plymouth) scored a goal off a corner kick in the 29th minute as Valparaiso led #9 UC Santa Barbara at halftime Friday evening in Santa Barbara, Calif., but the Gauchos scored a pair of second-half goals to down the Crusaders, 2-1.
September 07, 2012 | Women's Soccer
Junior Tara Ellis (Portage, Ind./Portage) scored her first career goal on a free kick late in the first half to give Valparaiso the lead, and senior Luisa Desario (Bartlett, Ill./Bartlett) found the back of the net for an insurance tally in the second half as the Crusaders defeated Western Michigan, 2-0, Friday evening at Brown Field.
September 07, 2012 | Men's Tennis
The Valparaiso men's tennis team opened the 2012 fall season on Friday with doubles action at the Art Peterson Invitational in Macomb, Ill., hosted by Western Illinois. The day was highlighted by Michael Baiocchi (Naperville, Ill./Neuqua Valley) and Michael Savaglio (Kenosha, Wis./Mary D. Bradford) winning the second flight of doubles play.
September 07, 2012 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso volleyball team opened up play at the MSU Eagle Challenge in Morehead, Ky. with a pair of matches, splitting two results. The Crusaders started the day with a 3-0 (25-17, 25-22, 25-18) loss against SEC foe Missouri, but rebounded later in the afternoon with a 3-0 (25-12, 25-15, 25-14) sweep over Savannah State.
September 06, 2012 | Women's Soccer
The Valparaiso women's soccer team returns home for a pair of matches this weekend, hosting a pair of fellow mid-major opponents. The Crusaders take on Western Michigan on Friday night at Brown Field, and then move to Eastgate Field for the first time this season on Sunday afternoon to face Bowling Green.
September 05, 2012 | Softball
Valparaiso softball head coach Jordan Stevens announced today that Lauren Ebstein has been hired as an assistant coach for the Crusader softball program, working directly with the Valpo pitchers and catchers. Ebstein comes to Valpo after spending two seasons as an assistant at Colgate.
September 05, 2012 | Men's Soccer
The Valparaiso men’s soccer team travels to the Golden State for the first time since 2006 this weekend, playing a pair of matches in California. The Crusaders will take on the nation’s ninth-ranked team in UC Santa Barbara on Friday night before facing Cal Poly on Sunday afternoon.
September 04, 2012 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso volleyball team opened the 2012 home season on Tuesday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center, rallying from a first-set loss to defeat Illinois State, 3-1 (13-25, 25-11, 25-22, 25-20).
September 04, 2012 | Men's Golf
The best tournament in relation to par in program history was enough to earn the Valparaiso men’s golf team a second-place finish at the Battle at the Tetons in Victor, Idaho, as the tournament concluded with 18 holes on Tuesday. Individually, senior Austin Gaugert (Lake Geneva, Wis./Badger) finished in second place and became the first Crusader golfer to finish a 54-hole tournament under par.
September 04, 2012 | Football
The Valparaiso football team continues the 2012 season on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders travel to Youngstown State to battle a traditional NCAA I-FCS national power. Fans can check out Coach Carlson's thoughts on last week's game and the matchup against the Penguins in the latest edition of the Valpo Coaches Show, by clicking the play button on the photo to the left.
September 03, 2012 | Men's Golf
The Valparaiso men's golf team opened the 2012 fall season by posting the best single-round stroke total in program history on Monday, while senior Austin Gaugert (Lake Geneva, Wis./Badger) matched the Crusaders' record for best round in relation to par as the Crusaders ended the day in second place in the Battle at the Tetons in Victor, Idaho, hosted by Weber State University.
September 03, 2012 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso volleyball team opens the 2012 home campaign at the ARC with a rare early-season mid-week match Tuesday night against Illinois State. The Crusaders then travel to Morehead, Ky. to participate in the MSU Eagle Challenge this weekend, facing Missouri and Savannah State in addition to host Morehead State.
September 02, 2012 | Women's Soccer
The Valparaiso women's soccer team got a 75th minute goal from senior Luisa Desario (Bartlett, Ill./Bartlett) on Sunday afternoon at Iowa, but it only served as a late consolation tally, as the Crusaders fell by a 3-1 count to the host Hawkeyes.
September 02, 2012 | Men's Soccer
A goal in the seventh minute proved to be the difference Sunday afternoon at Brown Field, as the Valparaiso men's soccer team dropped a 1-0 decision to visitng Western Illinois.
September 01, 2012 | Volleyball
Valparaiso split a pair of matches on its final day of action in the Active Ankle Challenge in St. Louis, Mo., defeating South Alabama 3-1 (24-26, 25-20, 26-24, 25-16) Saturday morning before falling to Southern Illinois 3-0 (25-14, 25-13, 25-15) to close tournament play. Junior Janelle Hobbs (Hartland, Wis./Arrowhead) represented the Crusaders on the All-Tournament Team, the first All-Tournament honor of her career.
August 31, 2012 | Men's Basketball, Football, Men's Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Women's Basketball, Women's Soccer, Athletics, Valparaizone
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August 31, 2012 | Women's Cross Country
Sophomore Jessica Richardson (Columbus, Ind./North) put a top-ten overall finish in the books Friday, running in the first meet of the season for the Valparaiso women’s cross country team at the Crusader Open.
August 31, 2012 | Men's Cross Country
Senior Wally Bradford (Mukwonago, Wis./Mukwonago) opened the season for the Valparaiso men’s cross country team with a 16th-place finish at Friday’s Crusader Open.
August 31, 2012 | Volleyball
In a back-and-forth match which featured 24 ties and 12 lead changes over its four sets, Valparaiso came out on the wrong end of a 3-1 (27-25, 25-19, 20-25, 25-23) decision Friday evening against host Saint Louis in both teams' opener at the Active Ankle Challenge in St. Louis, Mo.
August 31, 2012 | Women's Basketball
Five games against teams which played in the 2012 NCAA Tournament, plus a season opener at the ARC against Indiana, highlight the Valparaiso women's basketball team's 2012-2013 schedule as released on Friday. The Crusaders will be embarking on their first season under the guidance of head coach Tracey Dorow.
August 31, 2012 | Men's Soccer
The Valparaiso men’s soccer team closes out a brief two-match homestand with a rare afternoon game at Brown Field, hosting former Mid-Con rival Western Illinois at 1 p.m. this Sunday. The Crusaders are looking to extend their unbeaten streak to three matches to open the 2012 season.
August 31, 2012 | Baseball
Valparaiso junior outfielder Chris Manning (Lake Forest, Calif./El Toro) was named among the top 30 baseball prospects from the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League by Perfect Game USA this week. Perfect Game, which is considered to be one of baseball's largest scouting service, has provided detailed top prospect lists and reports from 25 summer collegiate baseball leagues around the country.
August 31, 2012 | Women's Soccer
It’s a light week for the Valparaiso women’s soccer team this week, as the Crusaders have just one match, a Sunday afternoon meeting with Iowa in Iowa City. This marks Valpo’s second straight game against an opponent from a major conference.
August 30, 2012 | Football
Valparaiso entered the fourth quarter of its season opener at Brown Field on Thursday night with a 34-27 lead, but Saint Joseph's (Ind.) scored twice in the final 15 minutes, including a six-yard touchdown run with 24 seconds to play, to down the Crusaders, 36-34.
August 30, 2012 | Men's Golf, Men's Tennis, Women's Golf, Women's Tennis
The Valparaiso men’s and women’s golf teams will play in seven events apiece this fall, while the men’s tennis team will compete five times and the women’s tennis team three times as the Crusaders released fall 2012 schedules for all four sports Thursday morning.
August 29, 2012 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso volleyball team hits the road for the second of its four early-season tournaments this weekend, traveling to St. Louis, Mo. for the Active Ankle Challenge, hosted by Saint Louis University. The Crusaders are also scheduled to face South Alabama and Southern Illinois as part of the tournament.
August 28, 2012 | Football
The 2012 football season kicks off on Thursday night at Brown Field, as the Crusaders host Saint Joseph’s (Ind.) under the lights at 7 p.m. The game against the Pumas kicks off the 92nd season of intercollegiate football at Valpo and begins the third season in the tenure of head coach Dale Carlson.
August 27, 2012 | Men's Soccer
The Valparaiso men's soccer team scored three goals in each half Monday night at Brown Field, opening the 2012 home slate with a 6-1 victory over Saint Joseph's (Ind.).
August 27, 2012 | Women's Basketball
Follow the Valparaiso women's basketball team on Twitter - @ValpoWBB - to be the first to learn the Crusaders' non-league games and dates for the upcoming 2012-2013 season! Over the next three days, the women's basketball team's official feed will have the exclusive announcement of Valpo's 14 non-league contests as the Crusaders enter their first season with head coach Tracey Dorow at the helm.
August 26, 2012 | Women's Soccer
On a rainy Sunday afternoon in Chicago, a seventh-minute strike proved to be the difference, as the Valparaiso women’s soccer team dropped a 1-0 decision at DePaul.
August 25, 2012 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso volleyball team rallied from a two sets to one deficit to defeat South Dakota State Saturday afternoon, 3-2 (25-23, 15-25, 16-25, 25-18, 15-8), but later fell to host Iowa despite capturing the first set, 3-1 (21-25, 25-21, 25-22, 25-16), to close out action at the Hawkeye Challenge in Iowa City, Iowa. Junior Ellen Vanden Berg (Little Chute, Wis./Little Chute) and senior Taylor Root (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) represented the Crusaders on the All-Tournament Team.
August 24, 2012 | Women's Soccer
Facing a one-goal deficit just over five minutes from time, freshman Sarrah Ludwig (Downers Grove, Ill./South) sent a strike from 25 yards inside the right post to propel Valparaiso to a 1-1 (2ot) draw with Kent State Friday evening at Brown Field. The Crusaders remain unbeaten on the season, now owning a 2-0-1 record.
August 24, 2012 | Men's Soccer
The Valparaiso men’s soccer team opened the season with a result on the road against a Big Ten opponent, traveling to East Lansing, Mich. and battling to a 0-0 (2ot) draw with Michigan State Friday afternoon.
August 24, 2012 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso volleyball team opened the 2012 campaign Friday at the Hawkeye Challenge in Iowa City, Iowa with a split of its two matches, dropping the opener to Southeast Missouri State 3-1 (14-25, 26-24, 25-15, 25-18) before coming back to sweep Chicago State (25-8, 25-15, 25-14) in its afternoon match.
August 24, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Three games against teams which finished last season among the nation’s top-30 in RPI highlight the Valparaiso men’s basketball schedule for the 2012-2013 season, as released Friday afternoon. The Crusaders return their entire starting lineup from last year’s squad, which captured the Horizon League regular season championship. In addition, season tickets are on sale now for Valpo’s 18-game home slate at the ARC, with discounted season tickets available for faculty, staff and recent alumni.
August 24, 2012 | Baseball
The Valparaiso University baseball program will hold their annual Parents/Alumni/Friends Day on Saturday, Sept. 29 with a golf outing in the afternoon and bowling in the evening.
August 23, 2012 | Women's Soccer
The Valparaiso women’s soccer team looks to continue its strong start to the 2012 campaign this weekend with a pair of matches. Valpo opens the weekend at home against Kent State on Friday evening before making the short trip to Chicago to take on DePaul Sunday afternoon. Also, check out the inaugural edition of the Valpo Coaches Show here!
August 23, 2012 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso volleyball program kicks off the 2012 campaign this weekend at the Hawkeye Challenge in Iowa City, Iowa, playing four matches over a two-day span. The Crusaders enter 2012 having won at least 20 matches in each of the last 10 years.
August 23, 2012 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team will host Detroit live on ESPN2 on Saturday, February 16 as part of ‘Rivalry Week’, highlighting the 16-game Horizon League slate for the Crusaders as released by the league office Thursday morning.
August 23, 2012 | Men's Soccer
The Valparaiso men’s soccer team opens up the 2012 regular season this weekend with a pair of contests, traveling to Big Ten foe Michigan State for a Friday afternoon match before opening the home slate against St. Joseph’s (Ind.) on Monday evening. The start of the season marks the beginning of the Crusaders’ defense of their 2011 Horizon League regular season championship.
August 22, 2012 | Softball, Volleyball
Valparaiso University director of athletics Mark LaBarbera announced today that softball head coach Jordan Stevens and volleyball head coach Carin Avery have both agreed to extensions.
August 22, 2012 | Athletics
The Valparaiso athletics department will offer free live video of 16 home sporting events via the Horizon League Network during the fall 2012 season, while the Valpo Sports Radio Network will carry all 11 football games live and campus radio station WVUR will broadcast 25 events during the fall as well.
August 22, 2012 | Football
Beginning in 2013, the Pioneer Football League will gain access to the Division I Football Championship through an automatic bid as a result of the NCAA Board of Directors approving a budget that will allow expansion of the tournament to 24 teams that season.
August 21, 2012 | Baseball
Valparaiso senior infielder Tanner Vavra (Menomonie, Wis./Menomonie [Madison]) has been named one of five winners of the second annual Tom Walter College Baseball Inspiration Award, as announced by College Baseball Insider. The Tom Walter Award was established to recognize examples of inspiration in college baseball.
August 19, 2012 | Men's Soccer
The Valparaiso men’s soccer team controlled a good majority of its exhibition finale Sunday evening, outshooting visiting University of Chicago 21-4 and earning 12 corner kicks, but the final scoreline was a 0-0 draw in front of a crowd of 733 at Brown Field.
August 19, 2012 | Women's Soccer
Another dominant performance by the Valparaiso women’s soccer team led to a 1-0 victory over Towson to close out the opening weekend of play, as senior Trisha Wladecki (Avon Lake, Ohio/Avon Lake) slotted home a penalty kick in the 79th minute for the game’s lone goal. With the shutout, the Crusaders have posted two straight clean sheets to open a season for the first time in program history.
August 17, 2012 | Women's Soccer
The Valparaiso women’s soccer team put forth a dominating performance to open the 2012 regular season Friday night at Brown Field, with senior Luisa Desario (Bartlett, Ill./Bartlett) scoring the decisive goal in the 59th minute as the Crusaders downed IUPUI under the lights, 1-0.
August 17, 2012 | Football
Valparaiso University’s football team will hold the annual Brown-Gold intra-squad scrimmage at Brown Field Saturday afternoon beginning at 2:30 p.m. The scrimmage is open to the public, free of charge.
August 17, 2012 | Volleyball
Two-time Horizon League Defensive Player of the Year Taylor Root (Jenison, Mich./Jenison) has been named the league’s Preseason Defensive Player of the Year and one of seven athletes on the Preseason All-League squad, as voted on by the league’s eight head coaches and released by the league office this morning.
August 17, 2012 | Baseball
Valparaiso senior infielder Tanner Vavra (Menomonie, Wis./Menomonie [Madison]) has been named one of ten finalists for the second annual Tom Walter College Baseball Inspiration Award, as announced by College Baseball Insider.
August 16, 2012 | Women's Soccer
Coming off an eight-win campaign in 2011, including a third-place finish within the Horizon League, the Valparaiso women’s soccer team heads into the 2012 season with high hopes of making a push for the top of the league standings this year.  The Crusaders return 15 letterwinners from last year’s squad, including seven regular starters, and add nine newcomers as they open the season Friday at Brown Field against IUPUI at 6:15 p.m.
August 16, 2012 | Volleyball
The Valparaiso volleyball squad has been predicted to finish in third place in the Horizon League in 2012, as chosen by the league’s nine head coaches.
August 15, 2012 | Men's Soccer
Crusader fans can catch incoming freshman Alvaro Betancourt (Caguas, Puerto Rico/Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola) as part of the Puerto Rico national team as it takes on 2010 World Cup and EURO 2012 champions Spain in a friendly from Bayamon, P.R. this afternoon at 3:30 p.m. CT. The game can be seen live on ESPN3.com.
August 13, 2012 | Baseball
Rising senior infielder Tanner Vavra (Menomonie, Wis./Menomonie [Madison]) capped his stellar 2012 summer baseball season with the Alexandria Beetles of the Northwoods League by claiming a spot on the league’s postseason All-Star team, as well as a share of the batting title, as announced by the league office on Sunday.
August 13, 2012 | Softball
Valparaiso softball head coach Jordan Stevens and the Crusader softball program will be hosting a one-day fall softball camp on Sunday, September 16 from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 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 09, 2012 | Men's Soccer
The Valparaiso men’s soccer team picked up the most first-place votes of any Horizon League team en route to being chosen to finish in third place during the 2012 season, according to preseason polling of the league’s head coaches. The Crusaders are coming off of their first ever Horizon League regular season championship last year.
August 08, 2012 | Women's Soccer
The Valparaiso women’s soccer team opened the 2012 exhibition campaign on Wednesday evening under the lights at Brown Field, falling 1-0 to Northern Illinois.
August 08, 2012 | Women's Soccer
The Valparaiso University women’s soccer team has been picked to finish third in the Horizon League in the 2012 season, according to preseason polling of the league’s head coaches.
August 08, 2012 | Athletics
With women’s soccer playing its first exhibition game Wednesday night, football and volleyball camps underway, and men’s soccer reporting to camp on Friday, be sure to keep up with all the Valparaiso fall sports teams throughout their preseasons and into the 2012 campaign by following the teams’ official social media feeds!
August 05, 2012 | Football
The Valparaiso football program began preparation for the 2012 season today under the lights at 6:45 p.m. on Brown Field with its first official practice of the preseason. Fans can follow updates from camp into the 2012 season by following Coach Carlson on Twitter (@valpofb) or by bookmarking his blog at http://blogs.valpo.edu/football.
August 01, 2012 | Men's Golf
The Valparaiso University men’s golf program has been named an All-Academic Team by the Golf Coaches Association of America for the second straight year, the GCAA announced Wednesday. In addition, the Crusaders were honored with President’s Special Recognition status, as they were one of just 11 Division I programs to post a cumulative team GPA of 3.5 or higher.
July 31, 2012 | Football
Valparaiso University senior punter Greg Wood (Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville H.S.) has been selected as a Preseason All-Pioneer Football League team member as the league office released the preseason teams this afternoon.
July 31, 2012 | Baseball, Men's Soccer
Valparaiso University director of athletics Mark LaBarbera announced today that men’s soccer head coach Mike Avery and baseball head coach Tracy Woodson have both agreed to extensions after leading their respective teams to Horizon League championships during the 2011-2012 school year.
July 30, 2012 | Football
The Valparaiso University football team has been projected to finish in 10th place in the Pioneer Football League in 2012, according to preseason polling of the league’s head coaches.
July 26, 2012 | Men's Cross Country, Women's Cross Country
Four races within the state of Indiana, including the season-opening Crusader Open at Sunset Hills Farm, will prepare the Valparaiso cross country teams for the Horizon League Championships as head coach Mike Straubel announced the Crusaders’ 2012 schedule today.
July 25, 2012 | Volleyball
Valparaiso volleyball head coach Carin Avery announced today the Crusaders’ schedule for the upcoming 2012 campaign, a slate which includes a pair of early-season tournaments at Big Ten programs, as well as 10 home matches throughout the season at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Valpo enters 2012 as one of just 12 teams nationwide which has won at least 20 matches in each of the last 10 seasons.
July 25, 2012 | Men's Golf
Valparaiso University golfer Brad Winters (Elgin, Ill./Saint Edward H.S.) has been named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar for Division I for his efforts on the course and in the classroom.
July 25, 2012 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso University men’s tennis coach Jim Daugherty has announced the addition of three more freshmen to his roster for the 2012-2013 season. Joining the Crusaders this fall are Daniel Etman, Brian Hickey, and Lucas Waak.
July 25, 2012 | Men's Golf
Valparaiso University’s Kyle Henning (Brookfield, Wis./East H.S.) has qualified for the 2012 United States Amateur Championship while fellow teammate Matt Ward (Plainfield, Ill./South H.S.) has earned a spot in the Junior PGA Championship.
July 25, 2012 | Athletics
United States team apparel and equipment dealer LIDS Team Sports, a division of Indianapolis-based LIDS Sports Group, and the Valparaiso University Athletic Department have entered into a renewal agreement for three additional years. Per the deal, Nike will remain the official provider of Crusader uniforms and apparel for all student athletes participating in the 21 varsity sports teams. LIDS Sports Group will continue to serve as Valpo’s supplier of Nike products.
July 23, 2012 | Men's Golf
Valparaiso University golfer Kyle Henning (Brookfield, Wis./East H.S.) finished in a tie for fourth place at the 111th Wisconsin State Amateur Championship played July 16-19 at the Club at Strawberry Creek in Kenosha, Wis.
July 23, 2012 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso incoming freshman Alvaro Betancourt will be captaining the Puerto Rico U-20 National Team this week as it competes in CONCACAF Under-20 Championship qualifying.
July 23, 2012 | Men's Basketball
Covering both coasts of the United States, three countries, and an additional two continents, Ryan Broekhoff, Will Bogan, Bobby Capobianco, Vashil Fernandez, and Tommy Kurth have had busy summers. By representing themselves at an internship, or representing their country abroad, these five players made lifetime memories both on and off the court.
July 17, 2012 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso men’s soccer head coach Mike Avery announced today that Jeff Oleck, who is entering his fourth season as a member of the Crusader coaching staff, has been promoted to associate head coach.
July 16, 2012 | Baseball
Six members of the Valparaiso University baseball team have recently earned All-Star honors in their respective summer baseball leagues. Rising senior Tanner Vavra, junior Sean Kennedy, junior Chris Manning, redshirt sophomore Michael Morman, redshirt junior Andy Burns, and senior Tyler Weddington have each earned mid-season recognition.
July 16, 2012 | Athletics
Valparaiso had 90 student-athletes honored as the Horizon League announced its Spring 2012 Academic Honor Roll on Monday. The Horizon League’s 10 institutions combined for 743 total honorees across all 19 league-sponsored sports.
July 11, 2012 | Men's Tennis
Valparaiso University incoming freshman tennis player Michael Savagio (Kenosha, Wis./Bradford H.S.) has been selected as one of three boys from the Midwest Section of the United States Tennis Association to compete in the 17th Annual World Team Tennis Junior Nationals.
July 11, 2012 | Baseball
Valparaiso University alum Jon Gulbransen(2008-2011) joined his former teammate Tyler Deetjen (2009-2012) by signing a professional contract with the Gary SouthShore RailCats on Tuesday evening.
July 11, 2012 | Women's Golf
Valparaiso University’s Michelle Kleckner (New Brighton, Minn./Irondale H.S.) and Erika Pfaender (Pewaukee, Wis./Arrowhead H.S.) have both been named to the National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) All-American Scholar Teams for Division I.
July 11, 2012 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team will host Northern Illinois at the Athletics-Recreation Center on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 7 a.m. (CT) on ESPN as part of the fifth annual College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon, a 24-hour marathon of basketball over the ESPN family of networks which celebrates the opening of the college basketball season.
July 10, 2012 | Men's Basketball
The Valparaiso men’s basketball team placed four players on the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) 2011-2012 Honors Court, as announced by the organization this afternoon. The Crusaders’ four players were the most honored from any Horizon League school.
July 10, 2012 | Baseball
Valparaiso University’s Kevin Wild (Brown Deer, Wis./Brown Deer H.S.) has been named an Honorable Mention All-American by CollegeBaseballInsider.com for his stellar 2012 season.
July 05, 2012 | Men's Soccer
Three Valparaiso men’s soccer players: Charles Barden (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Linn-Mar), Todd Vervynckt (Plymouth, Ind./Plymouth) and Kyle Zobeck (Coralville, Iowa/Iowa City West) are on the roster of the Carolina RailHawks U-23 side which won the USASA U-23 National Cup Region III Championship to advance to the 2012 USASA U-23 Men’s National Cup Finals Championship.
July 05, 2012 | Baseball
Three former Valparaiso University baseball players are off to solid starts with their professional teams in 2012. Kyle Gaedele (2009-2011) is playing for the Fort Wayne Tincaps, the Class A affiliate of the San Diego Padres while Bryce Shafer (2008-2010) is playing for the Boise Hawks, the Class A short-season affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. In addition, Tyler Deetjen (2009-2012) has joined the Gary SouthShore RailCats over the last week and has made two appearances for the independent league team.
July 03, 2012 | Men's Soccer
Valparaiso University’s College of Engineering and Department of Athletics both have high expectations for its students and student-athletes, who have a long history of being recognized for their success. Continuing this tradition of excellence, Kyle Zobeck (Coralville, Iowa/Iowa City West H.S.), a senior mechanical engineering major and mathematics minor as well as a member of the men’s soccer program, has been selected as a Tau Beta Pi Laureate, the highest distinction for a senior engineering student in the United States.
July 03, 2012 | Baseball
Head coach Tracy Woodson has announced six more additions to the Valparaiso University baseball roster for the upcoming season. This group brings the total number of newcomers to 13 for the 2013 campaign.
June 30, 2012 | Baseball
Valparaiso University’s Tyler Deetjen (Saint Charles, Ill./East H.S.) has signed a minor league free agent contract with the Gary SouthShore RailCats of the American Association, an independent professional baseball league.
June 26, 2012 | Football
Valparaiso University senior punter Greg Wood (Libertyville, Ill./Libertyville H.S.) has been named to the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) Punter Award Watch List heading into the 2012 football season.
April 18, 2012 | Cheerleading
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.
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 5th/17 (20)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 9th/18 (12)
M Tennis Valpo 5 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 11 Detroit 2
Baseball Youngstown State 7 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 11 Valpo 10
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
M Soccer St. Joseph's College Eastgate Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Youngstown State 1 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 13
Softball Cleveland State 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 2
Volleyball Western Michigan/Butler/Eastern Michigan ARC
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo
Softball Cleveland State 4 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 6
Baseball Youngstown State 12 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 4
W Tennis Valpo 1 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Detroit 6
M Soccer Benedictine Brown Field
Apr 12, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Haitian National Team Brown Field
Apr 12, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
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
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
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
Baseball Kalamazoo Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Ohio Northern Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 5:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25 UIC
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
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
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
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