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Crusaders Announce Six Newcomers for 2013-2014 Season

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Valparaiso bowling head coach Matt Nantais announced today the addition of six newcomers to the Crusader program for the 2013-2014 season.

Savannah Carr (Buckeye, Ariz./Youngker) helped lead the Rough Riders of Youngker H.S. to the Arizona high school state championship in the 2012-2013, as the team captured its second straight regional title along the way. Carr previously spent two years at North Canyon H.S., helping her team there to a pair of state titles as well. Individually, Carr has captured three championships at Junior Bowlers Tour (JBT) events and owns 13 top-five finishes in JBT tournaments.

Brittney Groulx (Davison, Mich./Davison) comes to Valpo after spending time at Saginaw Valley State University and Mott [Mich.] C.C. During her prep career, Groulx helped lead the Cardinals to the Michigan Division 1 state title as a senior, Davison's first state title in bowling. A three-time First Team All-Conference honoree, Groulx earned Third Team All-State accolades as a junior. Outside of prep competition, Groulx advanced to the national Junior Gold qualifiers in Las Vegas in 2011.

Marianna Guerrieri (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) helped lead the Warriors to the Illinois state championship last season as a senior. Guerrieri helped Waubonsie Valley to conference championships in all four of her seasons, including three undefeated league campaigns, as well as the sectional title and a third-place state finish as a junior.

Carly Larson (Merrillville, Ind./Merrillville) joins the Crusaders after winning the IHSB state singles championship as a senior in 2013. Larson, whose sister, Jill, is also a member of the Valpo bowling program, ranked among the top three high school bowlers in the state in average each of her final three seasons. She was a First Team All-State honoree as a junior and earned Second Team All-State accolades as a senior before winning the state title. Larson, who has won numerous tournaments through her career, is also a three-time All-Area honoree and was named the Post-Tribune Girls Bowler of the Year in 2012.

Alyssa Meade (Chesterfield, Mich./L'Anse Creuse North) comes to Valpo after finishing as state runner-up individually as a senior in 2013. A three-time qualifier for states, Meade earned All-State honors in each of her final three seasons, culminating with First Team accolades as a senior. She also won the individual regional championship as a junior and earned the conference title during her sophomore season.

Lauren Wolski (Darien, Ill./Hinsdale South) helped lead the Hornets to the state tournament for the first time in nine seasons as a senior in 2013. Individually at sectionals, Wolski rolled a 1252 six-game series, the third-highest sixh-game series in team history. A two-time All-Conference honoree, Wolski was named Team MVP as a senior as well.

W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
Apr 13 Valpo 7
W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 18 Valpo 11
W Tennis Youngstown State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19 Milwaukee 5
Softball Oakland 4 8 inn.
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Tennis Cleveland State 5 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20 12th/15 (314)
Baseball Kalamazoo 3 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21 Valpo 10
Baseball Ohio Northern 2 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22 Valpo 1
Softball Valpo 3 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 1
Softball Valpo 5 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 4
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. #21/21 Notre Dame
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. UIC
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26, 3:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Chicago State Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Indiana (resumption of suspended game)
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 2, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 3, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 1:00 p.m. Green Bay
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 3:00 p.m. Green Bay