Individual Softball Instruction Available This Summer
Individual softball instruction is available this summer through Valparaiso University head softball coach Randy Schneider.
Callahan Named to Mid-Con First Team; Three Crusaders Earn Second Team Honors
Valparaiso University third baseman Taylor Callahan (Grayson, Ga./Greater Atlanta Christian H.S.) was named to the Mid-Continent Conference First Team while three other Crusaders earned Second Team honors from the league as the postseason honors were handed out on Thursday.
Crusaders Close Regular Season with Win
Valparaiso closed out the 2005 regular season with a 5-4 victory over Illinois-Chicago on the road Thursday evening.
Wisconsin Sweeps Twinbill from Crusaders
Valparaiso traveled to Wisconsin on Tuesday for a doubleheader only to see the Badgers sweep the twinbill 11-1 and 10-2.
Halstead Named Mid-Con Pitcher of the Week
Valparaiso University's Chris Halstead (Indianapolis, Ind./Cathedral H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Pitcher of the Week after recording three victories including a pair of conference shutouts last week.
Strong Pitching, Hitting Propel Valpo To Sweep of IUPUI
Chris Halstead tossed her second shutout in as many days and Brittany Atteberry pitched 6 shutout innings in the nightcap as Valpo swept a Mid-Continent Conference doubleheader from IUPUI by scores of 2-0 and 7-1. Megan Carroll, who broke Valpo's single-season doubles record with 12, went 5-for-7 with a home run, two doubles and two RBIs. Taylor Callahan was 3-for-6 with three RBIs.
Crusaders Split Doubleheader with Jaguars
Chris Halstead threw her first career shutout and Taylor Callahan came home with the only run of the game to give the Crusaders a 1-0 victory over IUPUI in the opener Friday afternoon at the Valparaiso University Softball Field. The Jaguars earned a split by virtue of a 2-1 win in the nightcap.
Crusaders Drop Twinbill to DePaul
Valparaiso ran into a pair of solid pitching performances from DePaul hurlers as the Blue Demons swept a doubleheader from Valparaiso 9-1 and 2-0 on Wednesday afternoon at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.
Crusaders Earn Midweek Split with St. Joe's
Valparaiso's bats were alive in the opening game of the doubleheader with Saint Joseph's (Ind.) on Tuesday afternoon as the Crusaders posted a 5-0 shutout victory at the Valparaiso University Softball Field. The Pumas bounced back in the nightcap with a 2-0 victory.
Snow Prevents Twinbill Between Valpo and Oakland
Valparaiso's softball games against Oakland scheduled for today in Rochester, Mich. have been postponed due to the snowy conditions in the area.
Valpo Drops Game One to Oakland; Game Two Suspended
Valparaiso dropped game one of its doubleheader to Oakland 2-0 on Friday afternoon in Rochester, Mich. The Crusaders led in game two 7-0 in the bottom of the second when the game was suspended due to rain.
Softball Drops Two to IPFW Thursday
Valparaiso managed just one run in two games on Thursday afternoon as the Crusaders dropped a doubleheader 3-1 and 3-0 to IPFW at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.
Crusaders Drop Double-Dip to Loyola
Valparaiso tallied nine hits in each game of the doubleheader on Wednesday afternoon but Loyola (Ill.) came out on top on the scoreboard in each one, defeating the Crusaders 8-2 and 5-3 at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.
Crusaders Rally for Game Two Tie Against Purdue
Valparaiso rallied from a four-run fifth inning deficit in game two of Tuesday's doubleheader to force a 4-4 tie against Purdue in a game called after nine innings due to darkness at the Valparaiso University Softball Field. The Boilermakers rallied for a 6-3 victory over the Crusaders in the opener.
LaFerle Named Mid-Con Player of the Week
Valparaiso University's Courtney LaFerle (Elgin, Ill./Larkin H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Player of the Week after helping lead the Crusaders to a weekend sweep of first place Southern Utah.
Crusaders Complete Weekend Sweep of First Place Thunderbirds
For the second straight day Valparaiso posted a doubleheader sweep of first place Southern Utah. The Crusaders defeated the Thunderbirds by scores of 4-3 and 6-2 at the Valparaiso University Softball Field on Saturday afternoon.
Crusaders Sweep Twinbill from First Place Southern Utah
Valparaiso posted its first doubleheader sweep of the season on Friday afternoon as the Crusaders defeated first place Southern Utah 6-4 and 3-2 at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.
Wisconsin Tops Valpo Wednesday Evening
Wisconsin scored seven unearned runs capitalizing on five Crusader errors on Wednesday night at the Badgers defeated the Valparaiso 9-0 at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.
Valpo-UIC Postponed on Tuesday; Crusaders Game Wednesday Against Wisconsin Pushed Back to 5 p.m.
Valparaiso's scheduled softball game for Tuesday against Illinois-Chicago has been postponed due to rain. The Crusaders will face Wisconsin on Wednesday at the Valparaiso University Softball Field beginning at 5 p.m. Please note, the starting time for the game against the Badgers has been changed from the original schedule.
Valpo and UMKC Split for Second Straight Day
Valparaiso won the opening game of Saturday's doubleheader from UMKC 4-2 but was unable to complete the sweep as the Kangaroos bounced back for a 1-0 victory in the nightcap in Kansas City, Mo.
Crusaders Split Twinbill at UMKC
Valparaiso split a Mid-Continent Conference doubleheader with UMKC on Friday evening in Kansas City, Mo.
Valpo-South Dakota State Softball Cancelled on Wednesday
Due to the threat of storms in the Valparaiso area on Wednesday and South Dakota State having to make travel arrangements, the softball game that was scheduled has been cancelled.
Callahan's Slam Not Enough for Valpo
Taylor Callahan hit a grand slam in the opener, but it was not enough for Valparaiso as the Crusaders dropped a doubleheader 9-8 and 8-0 to Northern Illinois on Tuesday afternoon in DeKalb, Ill.
Bowling Green Defeats Crusaders 5-1
Maggie Seidel (Lake Forest, Ill./Lake Forest H.S.) had two hits including an RBI but it was not enough for the Crusaders as Valparaiso fell to Bowling Green 5-1 on Monday afternoon at the Valparaiso University Softball Field.
Atteberry's Tosses Shutout as Valpo Splits with Western
Brittany Atteberry (Schererville, Ind./Lake Central H.S.) tossed a five-hit shutout in the nightcap helping Valparaiso earn a 3-0 victory over Western Illinois and split a doubleheader at the Valparaiso University Softball Field. The Westerwinds won the opener 5-3.
Western Illinois Spoils Valpo's Home Opener
Western Illinois spoiled Valparaiso's home opener on Friday afternoon as the Westerwinds swept a Mid-Continent conference doubleheader from the Crusaders 1-0 and 2-0 at the Valparaiso University Softball Field in the Crusaders' home opener.
Valpo to Host Nike Softball Camp This July
Valparaiso University will host a Nike Softball Camp July 17-21 for girls ages 10-18.
Valpo's Home Opener against Michigan State Postponed
Valparaiso University's 2005 home opener against Michigan State slated for Thursday afternoon has been postponed after heavy rains came through the Valparaiso area late Wednesday night.
Notre Dame Takes Doubleheader from Valpo
Valparaiso suffered a doubleheader sweep at the hands of Notre Dame on Wednesday afternoon, as the Fighting Irish defeated the Crusaders 5-0 and 10-0 in Notre Dame, Ind.
Crusaders Lose Final Two at Centenary
Megan Carroll went 3-for-4 with a homerun and two RBIs in the opener, but Centenary swept a Mid-Continent Conference doubleheader against Valparaiso on Satuday 7-2 and 9-1 in Shreveport, La.
Crusaders Drop Opening Mid-Con Twinbill at Centenary
Valparaiso opened Mid-Continent Conference play on Friday evening dropping a doubleheader to Centenary 9-7 and 4-2 in Shreveport, La.
Saturday's Valpo-IPFW Softball Doubleheader Postponed
Saturday's scheduled softball doubleheader between Valparaiso and IPFW in Fort Wayne, Ind. has been postponed due to unplayable field conditions.
Texas Tech Defeats Valpo 11-0
Texas Tech errupted for seven runs over the first three innings and held Valparaiso to just one hit as the Red Raiders defeated the Crusaders 11-0 on Sunday morning to conclude the Shocker Invitational in Wichita, Kan.
Crusaders Lose Two at Shocker Invite
For the second straight day Valparaiso dropped a pair of games at the Shocker Invitational as the Crusaders lost 4-1 and 7-1 to UMKC and Wichita State on Saturday in Wichita, Kan.
Crusaders Blanked at Shocker Invitational
Valparaiso fell in a pair of games at the Shocker Invitational on Friday morning in Wichita, Kan. The Crusaders lost 2-0 to Texas Tech and 8-0 to #18 Nebraska.
Crusaders Drop a Pair at #12 Oklahoma
Valparaiso's softball team dropped a doubleheader on Thursday evening, falling to #12 Oklahoma 7-2 and 9-2 in Norman, Okla.
Valpo Offense Struggles in Doubleheader Loss at Wichita State
Valparaiso's offense continued to struggle on Wednesday afternoon as the Crusaders dropped a doubleheader to Wichita State 9-0 and 9-0 in Wichita, Kan.
Valpo Drops Final Two at SIU Classic
Valparaiso lost its final two games of Southern Illinois Classic on Sunday, falling 4-3 to Kansas and 4-0 to Ball State in Carbondale, Ill.
Valpo Softball Drops a Pair to Open Season
Valparaiso opened its 2005 softball season on Saturday by dropping a pair of games at the Southern Illinois Classic in Carbondale, Ill. The Crusaders fell 6-0 in the opener to the host Salukis and then dropped an 8-0 decision to Ball State.
Youthful Crusaders Seek in Search of Mid-Con Title in 2005
After reaching the championship round of the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament in 2004, the Valparaiso Crusaders have raised their expectations heading into the 2005 season.
Valpo Softball Picked Third in Preseason Poll
Valparaiso University's softball team has been picked to finish third in the Mid-Continent Conference for the 2005 season according to the preseason poll as selected by the league's head coaches.
Valpo Softball to Offer Two Clinics this January
Valparaiso University's softball team is offering a hitting clinic on January 16, 2005 and a fielding clinic on January 23, 2005 at the Athletics-Recreation Center for girls in grades 4-12.
Crusaders Release 2005 Softball Schedule
Valparaiso University head softball coach Randy Schneider has announced his 2005 softball schedule.
Crusaders Sign Three for Class of 2006
Valparaiso University softball coach Randy Schneider has announced that three players signed National Letters of Intent to play for the Crusaders during the early signing period.
Valpo Softball Concludes Fall Season
Valparaiso's softball team played seven games during its fall campaign, posting a 2-4-1 record over two weekends.