Following a distinguished playing career, Jorgi Calombaris will return to the Valpo dugout heading into the 2019 season as a volunteer assistant.
Calombaris appeared in 201 games in her four-year playing career with the Crusaders, starting 195 times in the infield. She was a First Team All-Horizon League honoree as a senior in 2017 and was a member of the league’s All-Newcomer Team in 2014, and ranks eighth in program history in at-bats and 10th defensively in assists. Calombaris was also named the recipient of Valpo Athletics’ Anderson-Hoffman Award as a senior, which is presented to a Valpo student-athlete who best demonstrates what it means to be a champion in the community.
Calombaris brings championship experience to Valpo’s coaching staff as well. She was a member of the Crusaders’ 2016 team which rolled through the Horizon League Championship, claiming the tournament title and advancing to the NCAA Tournament. Calombaris also served as an assistant coach for a Boone Grove youth team which won its Porter County Girls Softball Association league tournament title in the spring of 2018.
Calombaris graduated from Valparaiso University in December of 2017 with a degree in elementary education