The Valparaiso University volleyball team has announced its dates for its 2003 summer camps. The Crusaders will hold two different camps this year, with head coach Carin Avery as the camp director, while assistant coach Sue Ushela serving as the assistant director.
Valparaiso University's Sara Silcox (Michigan City, Ind./Michigan City H.S.) was named to the Mid-Continent Conference All-Tournament Team following the completion of the conference championships this weekend.
The Crusaders volleyball team came to a close on Friday evening as Valparaiso dropped a five-game match against IUPUI three games to two in the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament semifinals held in Tulsa, Okla.
Valparaiso picked up its 20th victory of the season for the first time since the 1996 season as the Crusaders closed out the regular season with a 30-18, 30-22, 30-23 sweep of Western Illinois on Saturday afternoon in Macomb, Ill.
Elissa Malthaner (Brighton, Mich./Brighton H.S.) and Cyndi Norman (Minooka, Ill./Minooka H.S.) each had career evenings as Valparaiso defeated Oakland 29-31, 30-18, 30-14, 30-18 on Friday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
After dominating the opening game of the match, Valparaiso's hitting struggled the rest of the way, but the Crusaders pulled out a 3-1 victory over Western Illinois on Friday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
Valparaiso rallied from a two games to one deficit, and trailed 22-16 in game four before coming back to defeat IUPUI 30-18, 24-30, 31-33, 32-30, 15-13 in the Mid-Continent Conference opener for both teams on Saturday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
Valparaiso University junior Cyndi Norman (Minooka, Ill./Minooka H.S.) was named the Mid-Continent Conference Player of the Week after leading the Crusaders to the championship in the Crusader Classic.
The Valparaiso University volleyball team split a pair of matches on Saturday at the Georgetown Classic. The Crusaders dropped the morning match to the host Hoyas in five games, while rebounding to defeat Long Island in the evening three games to one.
The Valparaiso University volleyball team will have a new look as the 2002 season unfolds. Carin Zielinski-Avery has taken over as the program's new head coach after serving as an assistant for the past two seasons.