Valparaiso University director of athletics Mark LaBarbera announced today that Kate Stake has resigned from her position as head coach of the softball program.
The Valpo softball program will be hosting its Elite Prospect Camp on Saturday, August 14 at the Valpo Softball Complex from 12:30-5 p.m.
Valpo freshman outfielder Regi Hecker (Lee’s Summit, Mo./Blue Springs South) represented the Brown and Gold on the Missouri Valley Conference All-Tournament Team as the MVC Championship concluded Saturday afternoon.
The Valpo softball team refused to go down quietly in its MVC Championship opener Wednesday afternoon in Evansville, Ind., scoring multiple runs in each of the final two innings. It wouldn’t be enough, however, as the Brown and Gold saw their season come to an end at the hands of Indiana State, 9-5.
Valpo softball senior second baseman Addi Burke (Mesquite, Texas/John Horn) represented the Brown and Gold on the Missouri Valley Conference All-Defensive Team as the MVC announced its postseason honors on Wednesday morning.
Valpo heads to the 2021 MVC Championship this week in Evansville, Ind. As the tenth seed, Valpo opens tournament play against seventh-seeded Indiana State on Wednesday afternoon. The Brown and Gold will have to win five games in a row in the single-elimination bracket to claim the tournament title.
The Valpo softball team closed out the regular season on Saturday afternoon at the Valpo Softball Complex, falling to visiting Illinois State, 7-1, as the Redbirds secured the MVC regular season title. Following the game, Valpo honored a pair of seniors in its Senior Day ceremony – second baseman Addi Burke (Mesquite, Texas/John Horn) and manager Alex Dixon (Milan, Ind./Milan).
The Valpo softball team began its final series of the regular season with a Friday doubleheader against Illinois State, falling to the visiting Redbirds by final scores of 6-0 and 10-0.
The regular season comes to a close for the Valpo softball team this weekend as the Brown and Gold welcome Illinois State to town for a three-game series. Valpo will honor seniors Addi Burke and Alex Dixon in the final home series of their careers.
The Valpo softball team closed out the road portion of its 2021 regular season schedule on Sunday in Carbondale, Ill., falling 8-0 to host Southern Illinois.
The Valpo softball team got strong performances in the pitcher’s circle in both ends of its Saturday MVC doubleheader at Southern Illinois, but the Salukis emerged victorious in both contests, 3-0 in the opener and 3-1 in the nightcap.
The Valpo softball team led visiting Loyola, 3-2, through three and a half innings of the opening game of Wednesday’s doubleheader at the Valpo Softball Complex before storms reached campus, forcing the cancelation of the entire twinbill. The games will not be made up.
Five games are on deck this week for the Valpo softball team as the regular season nears its conclusion. Valpo will host Loyola in a doubleheader on Wednesday afternoon before making its final road trip of the regular season, a journey to Carbondale, Ill. this weekend for a three-game set at Southern Illinois.
The Valpo softball team put together a rally in the bottom of the seventh inning of the nightcap of Sunday’s MVC doubleheader with Drake, getting the potential winning run to the plate with one out, but the rally came up short as the Bulldogs earned the 6-3 win. Drake won the opener as well by a 10-2 final.
Mother Nature was the winner Saturday at the Valpo Softball Complex, as persistent rain throughout the day forced the cancelation of Saturday’s action against Drake. The series will be shortened from three games to two games, with the two teams now set for a doubleheader on Sunday beginning at noon.
Valpo softball junior catcher Taylor Tonoian (Saugus, Calif./Saugus) broke the program’s single-game record for runners caught stealing, throwing four runners out on the basepaths Wednesday as the Brown and Gold fell by a 7-1 final score at Loyola.
The Valpo softball team continues Missouri Valley Conference play this week with four games over a five-day stretch. The week kicks off with a single game at Loyola Wednesday afternoon before the Brown and Gold return home for a three-game series against Drake this weekend.
The Valpo softball team closed out its MVC home series Sunday at the Valpo Softball Complex against Missouri State, with the visiting Bears coming away 8-0 victors.
The Valpo softball team returned home for the first time in two weekends Saturday for an MVC doubleheader against visiting Missouri State, but the Bears came away with 8-3 and 8-0 victories.
The Valpo softball team played its final non-conference game of the season Wednesday afternoon with a trip to DeKalb, Ill., where host Northern Illinois came away with a 9-3 victory.
The Valpo softball team steps out of non-conference play for the final time this year with a mid-week game at Northern Illinois before returning to MVC action with a three-game home series against Missouri State.
The Valpo softball team out-hit host UNI over the course of Sunday’s doubleheader, 21-19, but was unable to come away with a victory as the Valley weekend series came to an end, as the Panthers finished with 9-3 and 10-5 wins.
The Valpo softball team opened up its three-game MVC series against UNI in Cedar Falls, Iowa on Saturday, falling to the host Panthers by a 9-0 final.
The Valpo softball team hits the road again this weekend as it travels to Cedar Falls, Iowa for its three-game MVC series against UNI.
Valpo softball junior Taylor Herschbach (Lockport, Ill./Lockport Township) reached base in all four of her plate appearances in the series finale versus Indiana State on Saturday from the Valpo Softball Complex, including a trio of base hits, but the Sycamores came away 8-2 victors to close out the series.
The Valpo softball team opened the 2021 home schedule Friday with an MVC doubleheader at the Valpo Softball Complex, but visiting Indiana State came away with a pair of victories, topping Valpo by finals of 13-3 and 10-0.
For the first time in nearly two years, the Valpo softball team will take to its home field this weekend, as the Brown and Gold welcome Indiana State to the Valpo Softball Complex for their three-game MVC series.
The Valpo softball team jumped out to a 3-0 lead in its series finale at Evansville Sunday, but the host Purple Aces scored five unanswered runs to earn a 5-3 victory.
The Valpo softball team dropped both ends of an MVC doubleheader at Evansville Saturday afternoon in Evansville, Ind., falling 2-1 in a game one pitcher’s duel before the Purple Aces claimed an 8-4 win in the nightcap.
The Valpo softball team briefly stepped away from Missouri Valley Conference action on Wednesday, falling at Notre Dame by an 8-0 final as three different Fighting Irish pitchers combined on a no-hitter.
The Valpo softball team takes a brief stop away from MVC action with a Wednesday evening non-conference game just down the road at Notre Dame. The Brown and Gold return to MVC play this weekend with a three-game series at Evansville, closing out a stretch of 19 consecutive games away from home to open the season.
The Valpo softball team got big outs from its pitchers with the bases loaded in the first two innings, and the offense did the rest from there, as the Brown and Gold closed out their opening weekend of MVC play with a 4-0 road win at Bradley on Sunday afternoon.
The Valpo softball team opened Missouri Valley Conference play Saturday with a doubleheader at Bradley. The Brown and Gold jumped out to the lead in the opener before the Braves rallied for a 5-3 victory, and Bradley completed the doubleheader with a 16-1 win in the nightcap.
After getting in 13 games during the pre-conference slate, the Valpo softball team kicks off MVC play this weekend with the trip to Peoria, Ill. to face off with Bradley in a three-game series. Valpo will play each of its first two MVC series on the road before finally opening its home schedule on April 2.
Junior Peyton Moeder (Shawnee, Kan./Mill Valley) recorded her first career four-hit game and the Valpo softball team took a 2-0 lead over WKU in the sixth inning Sunday in its pre-conference finale from the Red & Black Challenge in Louisville, Ky., but the Hilltoppers used a big bottom of the sixth to earn the 9-2 win.
The Valpo softball team opened its final pre-conference weekend Saturday at the Red & Black Challenge from Louisville, Ky., falling 8-0 to host Louisville and 8-5 to Western Kentucky in the first day of tournament action.
The Valpo softball team closes out pre-conference play this weekend at the Red & Black Challenge, hosted by Louisville. Valpo will take on WKU twice and the host Cardinals once in its final tuneups before MVC action starts next weekend.
It took two totally different paths to get there, but in the end, the result was the same, as the Valpo softball team earned a pair of one-run victories to close the Thundering Herd Round Robin on Sunday. Valpo bested Saint Francis (Pa.) early Sunday morning, 4-3, and then took down a perennially strong Marshall team with a rally in the tournament finale, 5-4.
The Valpo softball team continued action from the Thundering Herd Round Robin in Huntington, W.V. on Saturday, falling 9-1 to host Marshall. Junior Taylor Herschbach (Lockport, Ill./Lockport Township) led the Valpo offense as she recorded a multi-hit day.
Valpo softball sophomore Ryan Milkowski (Olathe, Kan./Olathe West) connected on her first career home run to lead off the sixth inning Friday against Bowling Green in Huntington, W.V., but the Falcons came away with a 6-1 victory in both teams’ opener at the Thundering Herd Round Robin.
The Valpo softball team continues pre-conference action this weekend at the Thundering Herd Round Robin from Huntington, W.V. Valpo will play four games over a three-day span, facing Bowling Green and Saint Francis (Pa.) in addition to a pair of contests against host Marshall.
It was a multitudinous line of Valpo runners crossing the plate in its second game of a doubleheader Saturday at Belmont, as the softball team closed out the twinbill with a 9-1 run-rule win over the host Bruins. The day finished with a split, as the opener went the way of Belmont on a walk-off triple in the bottom of the seventh for a 2-1 final.
WKU and Valpo have announced that their Feb. 26 softball game in Bowling Green, Ky. has been canceled because of Valpo travel delays due to COVID testing and follow-up protocols. The game will not be made up.
After a weekend away from competition, the Valpo softball team returns to action with three games over two days this weekend. In place of the originally scheduled twinbill at Tennessee State, Valpo will play a single game at Western Kentucky on Friday evening before continuing on to Nashville for a doubleheader at Belmont Saturday afternoon.
The Valpo softball team jumped on top of Kansas City early Sunday in its tournament finale at The Dome in Rosemont, Ill. courtesy of Brittany Anderson’s (East Chicago, Ind./Bishop Noll) second home run in as many days, but the Roos came back to earn a 10-2 victory.
It was a dream debut for freshman pitcher Caitlyn Kowalski (Temperance, Mich./Notre Dame Academy), as in her first collegiate start, she tossed a one-hitter to lead Valpo to a 3-1 victory over Western Illinois in the first of two games for the Brown and Gold Saturday at the DePaul Dome Tournament in Rosemont, Ill. In its second game, Valpo dropped a 3-2 decision to Kansas City in the international tiebreak.
The Valpo softball team kicked off its 2021 season on Friday afternoon at The Dome in Rosemont, Ill., falling to tournament host DePaul by an 8-0 final.
The Valpo Softball team kicks off its 2021 season this weekend as it makes the short trip to Rosemont, Ill. for the DePaul Dome Tournament. Valpo will take the field four times over three days, facing Western Illinois once and Kansas City twice in addition to the opener against the host Blue Demons.
It might feel barely above zero degrees outside, but inside, Valpo Softball is deep into preparations for the 2021 campaign — a season which starts this weekend as the program announced the entirety of its 2021 game schedule today.
Valpo softball head coach Kate Stake announced today that four student-athletes have signed to join the Brown and Gold as incoming freshmen for the 2021-22 school year.
In the months since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States, former Valparaiso University student-athletes working in the medical field across the country have gone beyond the expected in their efforts to combat the virus and treat patients in need of their care.
Valpo softball head coach Kate Stake rounded out her staff for the 2020-21 school year with the addition of Kelsie Swanson to the program as the team’s graduate manager.
Valpo softball head coach Kate Stake announced today the addition of Mario Hernandez to the softball program’s coaching staff as an assistant coach. Hernandez will serve as the team’s hitting coach.
Valpo softball head coach Kate Stake announced today that Caitlyn Kowalski, a right-handed pitcher from Temperance, Mich., will join the softball program as an incoming freshman for the 2021 campaign.