The story on Valpo volleyball senior Morganne Longoria and how she uniquely filled the roles of libero and setter simultaneously for the Crusaders over the final half of the season made national news among the volleyball community in 2016. At year's end, the VolleyballMag.com article on Longoria's efforts was the website's third-most widely read story from the 2016 season.
In a match which seemed to encapsulate the season in a single contest, the sixth-seeded Valparaiso University volleyball team fought to the very end against third-seeded Northern Kentucky in a first-round matchup at the Horizon League Championship Friday before the Norse came out with the 3-2 (20-25, 29-27, 25-27, 25-21, 15-11) victory to end the Crusaders’ season.
The Valparaiso University volleyball team heads to Cleveland, Ohio for the 2016 Horizon League Championship this weekend. The Crusaders, who are the tournament's sixth seed, will face off against third-seeded Northern Kentucky in the first round on Friday.
Valparaiso University volleyball head coach Carin Avery announced today that the Crusaders have signed a talented group of six newcomers during the early signing period who will join the Valpo program as freshmen for the 2017 season.