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April 13, 2014
Senior Erika Pfaender (Pewaukee, Wis./Arrowhead) finished in third place individually to lead the Valparaiso women's golf team to a second-place finish at the Crusader/Jaguar Challenge on Sunday, contested at The Course at Aberdeen. Valpo also fielded a 'B' squad, which placed fifth. The tournament served as the Crusaders' final tuneup for the 2014 Horizon League Championship.
April 12, 2014
For the first time since September of 2011, the Valparaiso women’s golf team hosted intercollegiate action at The Course at Aberdeen in Valpo, as the opening round of the Crusader/Jaguar Challenge took place on Saturday afternoon. Fielding two teams in the field, the Crusaders sit in third and fourth place after the opening 18 holes.
April 11, 2014
For just the third time in program history, the Valparaiso women’s golf program will host a tournament at The Course at Aberdeen in Valpo, welcoming four other programs to town for the Crusader/Jaguar Challenge this weekend, April 12-13.
April 07, 2014
The Valparaiso women’s golf team finished out the IPFW Spring Classic at Chestnut Hills G.C. in Fort Wayne, Ind. on Monday afternoon, closing out the 36-hole event in ninth place as two Crusaders finished in the top-10 individually.
April 06, 2014
Three Crusaders posted top-14 scores as the Valparaiso women's golf team finished day one in fourth place at the IPFW Spring Classic, held at Chestnut Hills G.C. in Fort Wayne, Ind.
March 11, 2014
Three seniors on the Valparaiso women's golf team posted top-15 finishes as the Crusaders finished in sixth place at the Benbow Invitational in Jacksonville, Fla. on Tuesday.
February 11, 2014
The Valparaiso women's golf team has finished in 17th place at the LeTriomphe Collegiate Invitational at LeTriomphe G.C. in Broussard, La., as Tuesday's scheduled final round was canceled due to wet grounds.
February 10, 2014
The Valparaiso women's golf team continued the LeTriomphe Collegiate Invitational at LeTriomphe G.C. in Broussard, La. Monday with the second of three rounds of action, improving by three strokes from Sunday's opening round.
February 09, 2014
The Valparaiso women’s golf team kicked off its 2014 spring slate on Sunday with the first day of competition at the Le Triomphe Collegiate Invitational, hosted by McNeese State at Le Triomphe G.C. in Broussard, La.
January 31, 2014
The Valparaiso men's and women's golf programs announced their spring schedules on Friday, with both squads slated to compete in four tournaments leading up to the 2014 Horizon League Championship.
December 11, 2013
Valparaiso women's golf head coach Mat Blair announced that a pair of local products, Kiana Jongsma and Katie Willenbrink, signed National Letters of Intent during the early signing period to join the Crusader women's golf program as freshmen for the 2014-15 season.
October 29, 2013
The Valparaiso women's golf team closed out its 2013 fall season on Tuesday at the Charles Braun Intercollegiate at Quail Crossing G.C. in Boonville, Ind., finishing in a tie for sixth place. The Crusaders posted their second-best 36-hole tournament score in program history.
October 28, 2013
Following the third-best round in program history, the Valparaiso women's golf team sits just six shots back of the tournament lead at the Braun Intercollegiate, hosted by Evansville at Quail Crossing G.C. in Boonville, Ind.
October 22, 2013
The Valparaiso women's golf team improved by 14 shots in its second-round performance Tuesday at the Dayton Fall Invitational, finishing in eighth place at the 36-hole event at NCR in Dayton, Ohio.
October 21, 2013
The Valparaiso women's golf team bested a trio of the four Horizon League schools it is competing against at the Dayton Fall Invitational in the tournament's opening round on Monday at NCR in Dayton, Ohio.
October 15, 2013
The Valparaiso women's golf team concluded the MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial at Rivercut G.C. in Springfield, Mo. with the final two rounds on Tuesday, finishing the tournament in 14th place.
October 14, 2013
Led by the effort of senior Michelle Kleckner (New Brighton, Minn./Irondale), the Valparaiso women's golf team sits in ninth place following the opening round of the 54-hole MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial at Rivercut G.C. in Springfield, Mo. The second round was started on Monday as well, but was suspended due to darkness.
October 09, 2013
Valparaiso freshman Sydney Shrum (Cloverdale, Ind./Cloverdale) was named the Horizon League Women's Golfer of the Week this afternoon after leading the Crusaders earlier this week at the Butler Fall Invitational.
October 08, 2013
Valparaiso freshman Sydney Shrum (Cloverdale, Ind./Cloverdale) and senior Michelle Kleckner (New Brighton, Minn./Irondale) led the Crusaders' women's golf team as it completed a pair of tournaments on Tuesday – the Butler Fall Invitational and The 2013 Preview.
October 07, 2013
The Valparaiso women's golf team continued the 2013 fall season on Monday, splitting its squad between two tournaments in the Indianapolis area. Some of the Crusaders went to The 2013 Preview at The Hawthorns G.C. in Fishers, Ind., while others competed at the Butler Fall Invitational at Highland C.C. in Indianapolis.
September 24, 2013
The Valparaiso women's golf program claimed a tournament championship for the second time in program history on Tuesday, earning the title at the SIUE DoubleTree Invitational in Edwardsville, Ill. at Sunset Hills C.C. by three strokes over Lipscomb. All five Crusaders finished among the top-20 golfers in the 60-person field.
September 23, 2013
Senior Erika Pfaender (Pewaukee, Wis./Arrowhead) opened the SIUE DoubleTree Invitational with a tournament-best round of 76, leading the Valparaiso women's golf team as the Crusaders are tied for second place after 18 of 36 holes at Sunset Hills G.C. in Edwardsville, Ill.
September 11, 2013
Valparaiso freshman Peter Webb (Madison, Wis./James Madison Memorial) and senior Michelle Kleckner (New Brighton, Minn./Irondale) have swept the Horizon League Golfer of the Week accolades after record-setting performances to the start of their respective fall 2013 seasons.
September 10, 2013
Valparaiso senior Michelle Kleckner (New Brighton, Minn./Irondale) set a new program scoring record for a 54-hole tournament as the Crusaders wrapped up play Tuesday at the Golfweek Program Challenge, held at the Caledonia Golf & Fish Club in Pawley’s Island, S.C.
September 09, 2013
The Valparaiso women's golf team improved by 16 shots over its opening-round performance as the Crusaders played the middle 18 holes of the Golfweek Program Challenge Monday at the Caledonia Fish & Golf Club in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
September 08, 2013
The Valparaiso women's golf team kicked off its 2013 fall season on Sunday in Myrtle Beach, S.C. at the Golfweek Program Challenge, playing the first of three rounds over the par-71, 6,038-yard Caledonia Golf & Fish Club.
September 06, 2013
The Valparaiso men’s and women’s golf teams will play over six weekends apiece this fall, while the men’s tennis team will compete four times and the women’s tennis team three times as the Crusaders released fall 2013 schedules for all four sports Friday afternoon.
July 02, 2013
Valparaiso golfers Michelle Kleckner (New Brighton, Minn./Irondale) and Erika Pfaender (Pewaukee, Wis./Arrowhead) have been named All-American Scholars by the Women's Golf Coaches Association (WGCA).
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