The Valparaiso softball program will be holding walk-on tryouts for the 2018 season on Thursday, Aug. 24, starting at 4:30 p.m. at the Valpo Softball Complex. In addition, the Crusaders are seeking student managers to assist the program during the fall and spring seasons.
Concluding the #ValpoInTheValley series, which will take a look at each of the Missouri Valley Conference’s 17 sports, is softball. Learn about the landscape of The Valley in softball, how Valpo has fared against opponents from The Valley in the past, and hear from head coach Kate Stake as she talks about what the program is looking forward to entering its first season of MVC competition and who will lead the way in 2018 for her team.
Head coach Kate Stake and the Valparaiso University softball program will host a Fall Experience Camp on Saturday, Sept. 30 at the Valpo Softball Complex. The camp is open to players who will graduate from high school from 2018 through 2023.
Valparaiso University softball head coach Kate Stake announced today that Kayti Grable – a three-time All-Region honoree as a player at Northern Illinois University – will join the Crusader coaching staff this fall as a graduate assistant.
The Valparaiso University softball program has announced that Taylor Lawson (Tucson, Ariz./Sahuaro) has been granted a hardship waiver due to injury for the 2017 season. Lawson will return to the Crusaders for her additional season of athletic eligibility as a fifth-year senior in 2018.
The Valparaiso University softball team will be welcoming an All-American to the program this fall, as incoming junior pitcher Kelsie Packard was recently tabbed an NJCAA Division III All-American by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association after helping to lead Rock Valley College to the 2017 national title.
Valparaiso University president Mark A. Heckler, Ph.D., announced today that the University has accepted an invitation to join the Missouri Valley Conference on July 1, 2017. The Crusaders will begin competing for MVC championships in the 2017–2018 academic year.
The Valparaiso University softball team was represented by two players on the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Midwest Region squads, as announced by the NFCA on Thursday. Senior Sam Stewart (Frankfort, Ill./Lincoln-Way East) received Second Team All-Region honors, while sophomore Carly Trepanier (Manteno, Ill./Manteno) earned a spot on the Third Team.