Valpo Softball Holding Walk-On Tryouts, Seeking Team Managers

The Valparaiso softball program will be holding walk-on tryouts for the 2018 season on Thursday, Aug. 23, starting at 4 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.

Eryn McCarver Joins Valpo Softball Coaching Staff

Valparaiso University softball head coach Kate Stake announced today that Eryn McCarver has joined the program’s coaching staff as a graduate assistant entering the 2018-2019 school year.

Calombaris Joins Valpo Softball Staff

Valparaiso University softball head coach Kate Stake announced today that Valpo alum Jorgi Calombaris has returned to the program as a volunteer assistant for the 2018-19 school year.

Valpo Softball to Host Fall Experience Camp

Head coach Kate Stake and the Valparaiso University softball program will host a Fall Experience Camp on Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Valpo Softball Complex. The camp is open to players who will graduate from high school from 2019 through 2024.

Crusader Softball Program Adds Trio of Players

Valparaiso University softball head coach Kate Stake announced today that the program has added three more newcomers for the 2019 season. The Crusaders will welcome pitcher Jenna Edwards and infielder Megan Flores from the junior college ranks, while catcher/utility Maddie Henry joins the program as an incoming freshman.

Lawson, Trepanier Earn MVC Scholar-Athlete Recognition

Valparaiso University softball players Taylor Lawson (Tucson, Ariz./Sahuaro) and Carly Trepanier (Manteno, Ill./Manteno) were honored today as Honorable Mention Scholar-Athletes by the Missouri Valley Conference office for their work both on the diamond and in the classroom this season.

Valpo Softball to Host Pair of Team Camps

The Valparaiso University softball program will be hosting a pair of team camps on campus Sept. 8 and Sept. 15. For more information or to register, contact associate head coach Monica Wright at

Trepanier, Packard Earn All-Tournament Accolades

Juniors Carly Trepanier (Manteno, Ill./Manteno) and Kelsie Packard (Beloit, Wis./Turner [Rock Valley College]) represented the Valparaiso University softball team on the Missouri Valley Conference Softball All-Tournament Team, as announced at the conclusion of the tournament Saturday afternoon.

Softball Advances to MVC Semis With Win Over Indiana State; Falls to Drake to Close Season

The fourth-seeded Valparaiso University softball team advanced to the semifinals of the 2018 MVC Tournament on Friday in Des Moines, Iowa with a 3-2 victory over fifth-seeded Indiana State in the Crusaders’ tournament opener. With a berth in Saturday’s championship game on the line Friday evening in the semifinal, Valpo fell victim to a no-hitter from MVC Pitcher of the Year Nicole Newman as Drake claimed a 2-0 win over the Crusaders.