Rowan Named to Mid-Con Second Team
Valparaiso University's Monica Rowan (Evergreen Park, Ill./Evergreen Park H.S.) has been named to the Mid-Continent Conference Second Team as a utility player.
Stieger Retires as Softball Coach at Valparaiso
Valparaiso University head softball coach Dr. Jerry Stieger has announced his retirement from coaching effective immediately.
Valpo Softball Season Ends with Doubleheader Loss at Oakland
The Valparaiso University softball team saw its 2003 campaign come to a close on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders dropped a doubleheader to Oakland by scores of 8-0 and 7-2 in Rochester, Mich.
Crusaders Downed by Oakland in Doubleheader
The Valparaiso softball team dropped both ends of its doubleheader to Oakland on Friday afternoon, falling 7-0 in the opener and 8-1 in the nightcap in Rochester, Mich.
#21 Illinois Outslugs Valpo for Doubleheader Sweep
Illinois, ranked 21st in the nation, showed why the Fighting Illini are among the nation's elite team on Tuesday evening, sweeping a doubleheader from the injury-plagued Crusaders 18-0 and 13-0 in Urbana, Ill.
Western Takes Final Two from Valpo
Western Illinois defeated Valparaiso 5-2 in the opening game of the doubleheader then rallied late for a 3-2 victory in the nightcap to spoil Senior Day for the Crusaders on Saturday afternoon at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.
Western Illinois Sweeps Mid-Con Doubleheader from Valpo
Brooke Benson hit a two-run, two-out homerun in the top of the seventh in the opener and Becky Sullivan threw a no-hitter in game two as Western Illinois swept a doubleheader from Valparaiso 6-4 and 8-0 on Friday afternoon at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.
Notre Dame Sweeps Valpo Softball
Notre Dame's offense exploded for 29 hits over two games as the Fighting Irish swept a doubleheader from Valparaiso 11-0 and 15-1 on Wednesday afternoon in Notre Dame, Ind.
#7 DePaul Sweeps Valpo Softball
Saskia Roberson hit two grand slams in game two to help propel seventh-ranked DePaul to a doubleheader sweep over Valparaiso on Tuesday afternoon at the Valparaiso University Softball Field. The Blue Demons defeated Valpo 8-0 and 14-0.
Valpo-DePaul Softball Postponed on Monday, Rescheduled for Tuesday
The Valparaiso-DePaul softball doubleheader scheduled for Monday at the Valparaiso University Softball Field has been postponed due to inclement weather. The twinbill has been rescheduled for Tuesday beginning at 3 p.m.
Kangaroos Silence Valpo Bats on Sunday
Kari Thurman and Lindsey Davis each threw two-hits shutouts on Sunday morning as UMKC swept a doubleheader from Valparaiso 6-0 and 8-0 in Independence, Mo.
Crusaders Doubleheader at UMKC Postponed on Saturday
Valparaiso's Mid-Continent Conference doubleheader scheduled for Saturday at UMKC has been postponed due to rain. The Crusaders and Kangaroos will make up the games on Sunday morning, with the doubleheader beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Valpo Wins Opener, Drops Nightcap at UMKC
Monica Rowan (Evergreen Park, Ill./Evergreen Park H.S.) and Amanda Gilbertson (Murrieta, Calif./West Albany H.S., Ore.) each drove home two runs in the opener as Valparaiso earned a doubleheader split with UMKC on Friday evening in Independence, Mo. The Crusaders won game one 5-4 before falling 8-0 in the nightcap.
Mastadons Take Two from Valpo
Four hits in the doubleheader by Laurie Grabiak (Saint Louis, Mo./Parkway North H.S.) was not enough for Valparaiso as the Crusaders dropped a twinbill to IPFW 5-4 and 4-3 on Tuesday afternoon at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.
Crusaders Split with IUPUI for Second Straight Day
The Valparaiso bats were on fire in the first game of the doubleheader as the Crusaders tallied 11 hits on their way to a 7-0 victory over IUPUI on Saturday afternoon at the Valparaiso University Softball Field. The Jaguars rallied in the sixth of game two though to take a 6-4 victory in the nightcap.
Crusaders Rally to Win Opener, IUPUI Rallies to Win Nightcap
Valparaiso rallied from a 2-0 deficit to win the opener of a doubleheader 4-2 over IUPUI on Friday afternoon, but saw the Jaguars mount a comeback of their own in the nightcap to down the Crusaders 5-4 at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.
Valpo-Butler Softball Postponed for Wednesday
The Valparaiso-Butler softball doubleheader that was scheduled for Wednesday at the Valparaiso University Softball Field has been postponed due to wet field conditions.
Southern Utah Rallies to Defeat Valpo
Southern Utah scored three runs in the top of the seventh to rally for a 4-3 victory over Valparaiso to spoil the first game at Valparaiso University Softball Field for the Crusaders on Sunday morning.
Thunderbirds Take Two from Valpo in Mid-Con Opener
Stefani Fisco's two-out, two-run single in the eighth of game one and Lacee LePrey's single in the fifth of game two helped Southern Utah sweep a doubleheader from Valparaiso 2-0 and 3-0 on Saturday afternoon in Kirchhoff Park. The Mid-Continent Conference opener for both teams was moved from the Valparaiso University Softball Field due to field conditions.
Softball Must Wait to Open New Field
Valparaiso University will have to wait another day to open their new softball field as the Crusaders doubleheader scheduled for Friday against Southern Utah has been postponed due to rain. Valparaiso University Softball Field will now be dedicated at 11 a.m. on Saturday morning.
Crusaders Home Opener, Field Dedication Set for Friday
The Valparaiso University softball team will truly come home on Friday afternoon as the Crusaders play their first game at the new Valparaiso University Softball Field.
Gilbertson Named Mid-Con Pitcher of the Week
Valparaiso University pitcher Amanda Gilbertson (Murrietta, Calif./West Albany, Ore. H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Pitcher of the Week.
Crusaders Home Opener Slated for Thursday Postponed
Valparaiso's softball team will have to wait another week before opening its new field as the Crusaders game scheduled for Thursday against Loyola (Ill.) has been postponed due to wet grounds.
Valpo Gains Split at IPFW
The Valparaiso softball team split a doubleheader with IPFW on Tuesday afternoon in Fort Wayne, Ind. The Crusaders rallied for four runs in the seventh in the opener to win 5-3 before dropping the nightcap 11-3.
Crusaders Fall at Western Michigan
Valparaiso dropped its sixth straight game on Wednesday afternoon 4-1 to Western Michigan in Kalamazoo, Mich. The second game of the doubleheader was called due to rain.
Valpo Falls to Detroit 12-10 in Bracket Play at the Hilltopper Classic
Valparaiso rallied from a 10-1 deficit to tie the game at 10, but eventually fell 12-10 to Detroit on Sunday morning at the Hilltopper Classic.
Crusaders Fall Twice at Hilltopper Classic
Valparaiso dropped a pair of games at the Hilltopper Classic on Saturday afternoon in Bowling Green, Ky. The Crusaders fell 14-4 to the hosts, Western Kentucky, in their first game, before losing 1-0 in eight innings to Belmont in the late game.
Speziale Named Mid-Con Softball Player of the Week
Valparaiso University's Tricia Speziale (Emhurst, Ill./York H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Player of the Week after her performance on the Crusaders spring trip at the Rebel Games.
Crusaders Drop Two at Hilltopper Classic
Valparaiso lost a pair of games at the Hilltopper Classic on Friday evening. The Crusaders dropped their opener 10-7 in 10 innings to Detroit before losing 15-5 to Loyola (Ill.) in Bowling Green, Ky.
Crusaders Split to Conclude Spring Trip
Valparaiso wrapped-up its spring trip splitting a pair of games on Saturday in Kissimmee, Fla. The Crusaders dropped their opener 5-0 to Rhode Island before bouncing back to beat Sacred Heart 5-1.
Crusader Walks Lead to La Salle Victory
Twelve walks issued by Valparaiso pitchers paved the way for La Salle to defeat the Crusaders 8-6 on Friday afternoon in Kissimmee, Fla. Valpo's second game against Gardner-Webb was cancelled in the fifth inning due to rain.
Valpo Softball Falls to Detroit and UCF
Valparaiso dropped a pair of games on Wednesday afternoon at the Rebel Games in Kissimmee, Fla. The Crusaders lost the opener 6-3 to Detroit before falling to UCF 5-0 in the nightcap.
Crusaders Down Sacred Heart, Fall to Loyola
For the second straight day, the Valparaiso softball team split a pair of games in Kissimmee, Fla., defeating Sacred Heart 3-2 in nine innings before falling to Loyola (Ill.) in eight innings on Tuesday.
Crusaders Split on Opening Day
The Valparaiso softball team split a pair of games on Monday, the first day the Crusaders have taken the diamond this season. Valpo defeated Albany 1-0 in their opener before falling 9-1 to Bethune-Cookman in Orlando, Fla.
Valpo Moves to New Home Looking to Continue Climb in the Mid-Continent Conference
The 2003 softball season will have a different look to it this year as the Valparaiso University Crusaders move to the new Valparaiso University Softball Field after 21 years of playing at Kirchhoff Park.
Carroll Signs to Play Softball at Valpo
Valparaiso University head softball coach Jerry Stieger has announced the signing of Megan Carroll to a National Letter of Intent to play for the Brown and Gold in the spring of 2004.
Crusaders Tabbed Sixth in Preseason Coaches Poll
The Valparaiso University softball team has been selected to finish sixth in the Mid-Continent Conference in the preseason poll as voted on by the conference head coaches.
Callahan Signs National Letter of Intent with Crusaders
Valparaiso University head softball coach Jerry Stieger has announced the signing of Taylor Callahan for the 2004 season.
Valpo's 2003 Softball Schedule Set
The Valparaiso University softball team will play over 50 games this spring as head coach Jerry Stieger has released his 2003 schedule.
Softball Completes Fall Season
The Valparaiso softball team struggled in its final fall tournament, dropping all four games at the IUPUI Tournament over the weekend.
Softball Wins Two at NIC Tournament
The softball team opened its fall season over the weekend finishing with a 2-3 record at the NIC Invitational held in Moline, Ill.
Govert Joins Valpo Softball Staff
Valparaiso University's head softball coach Jerry Stieger has announced that he has added Amy Govert to his staff as an assistant coach.