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April 14, 2004
The Valparaiso University volleyball team has announced the date for its 2004 summer camp. Coach Carin Avery is the camp director, while assistant coach Sue Ushela serves as the assistant director.
April 01, 2004
Valparaiso University has announced that Heather Hynds will join the volleyball staff as a graduate assistant coach beginning this fall.
January 14, 2004
Valparaiso University head volleyball coach Carin Avery has announced four players that signed National Letters of Intent during the early signing period to play for the Crusaders beginning in 2004.
December 05, 2003
Valparaiso saw its 2003 volleyball season come to a close on Friday evening, dropping a 30-19, 30-22, 30-21 contest to #9 Nebraska in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament in East Lansing, Mich.
December 04, 2003
Valparaiso University will take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Friday afternoon in the school's first NCAA Tournament appearance in volleyball. The Crusaders won the Mid-Continent Conference regular season and tournament championships, and set a new school record for victories in a season with 27 this year.
December 02, 2003
Valparaiso University volleyball player Lauren Moulton (Elgin, Ill./Larkin H.S.) was named the Mid-Continent Conference Female Athlete of the Month in October.
December 01, 2003
Valparaiso will face Nebraska at 4 p.m. CST in the First Round of the NCAA Volleyball Tournament on Friday evening in East Lansing, Mich.
November 30, 2003
Valparaiso University's volleyball team will face ninth-seeded Nebraska on Friday evening in the First Round of the NCAA Volleyball Tournament. The Crusaders and Cornhuskers will meet in East Lansing, Mich. on the campus of Michigan State University.
November 22, 2003
VOLLEYBALL WINS MID-CON TOURNAMENT TITLE: Valparaiso earned its first trip ever to the NCAA Tournament after posting a heartstopping five-game victory (30-27, 30-25, 19-30, 22-30, 15-13) over the second-seeded Golden Eagles, who had won the last six Mid-Con Tourney titles. The victory, which was the school-record 27th of the year for the Crusaders, gave them their first Mid-Con Volleyball Tourney title since 1996.
November 21, 2003
Even without head coach Carin Avery on the sidelines, Valparaiso cruised to a 30-15, 30-19, 30-17 sweep of UMKC on Friday evening in the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament semifinals at the Athletics-Recreation Center, setting up a title showdown with Oral Roberts on Saturday night.
November 20, 2003
Valparaiso will play host to the 2003 Mid-Continent Conference volleyball championships this weekend for the first time since the Crusaders hosted the event in 1996.
November 20, 2003
Valparaiso University placed four student-athletes on the Mid-Continent Conference First Team, while Cyndi Norman (Minooka, Ill./Minooka H.S.), Sara Silcox (Michigan City, Ind./Michigan City H.S.), and head coach Carin Avery all earned top individual awards at the league's annual banquet held on Thursday evening.
November 18, 2003
Valparaiso University will battle UMKC on Friday evening in the semifinals of the 2003 Mid-Continent Conference Volleyball Championships, held at the Athletics-Recreation Center on the Crusaders campus.
November 14, 2003
The Valparaiso University volleyball team won its first outright Mid-Continent Conference title on Friday evening after the Crusaders swept Oakland 30-14, 30-10, 30-14 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
November 13, 2003
Valparaiso University sophomore Liz Mikos (Dundee, Ill./Jacobs H.S.) currently leads the nation in blocks per game.
November 13, 2003
Valparaiso University's Cyndi Norman (Minooka, Ill./Minooka H.S.) has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District V Volleyball Second Team.
November 10, 2003
Valparaiso University's Lauren Moulton (Elgin, Ill./Larkin H.S.) and Liz Mikos (Dundee, Ill./Jacobs H.S.) swept the Mid-Continent Conference weekly volleyball honors as they were named the Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week.
November 08, 2003
Valparaiso University guaranteed its at least a share of the Mid-Continent Conference volleyball title on Saturday evening as the Crusaders swept Chicago State in three games, 30-22, 30-12, 30-27 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
November 07, 2003
Valparaiso University saw its perfect Mid-Continent Conference record end on Friday evening as IUPUI posted a 17-30, 30-26, 30-27, 20-30, 15-10 victory over the Crusaders at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
November 03, 2003
Valparaiso University's Sara Silcox (Michigan City, Ind./Michigan City H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Defensive Player of the Week following a pair of Crusader victories last week.
November 01, 2003
Valparaiso needed five games to extend its Mid-Continent Conference win streak, but in the end the Crusaders pulled out a 30-28, 29-31, 30-21, 29-31, 15-9 victory over UMKC on Saturday evening in Kansas City, Mo.
October 31, 2003
Valparaiso continued its dominance in the Mid-Continent Conference on Friday evening with a convincing 30-23, 30-24, 30-16 victory over Western Illinois in Macomb, Ill. to improve to 10-0 in conference play.
October 28, 2003
Valparaiso saw its 17-match homecourt win streak come to an end on Tuesday evening as the Loyola (Ill.) Ramblers defeated the Crusaders in three games 30-20, 30-24, 30-27 at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
October 24, 2003
Valparaiso rallied from a two games to one deficit to defeat Oral Roberts 22-30, 30-23, 29-31, 30-16, 15-11 on Friday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center for the Crusaders 16th straight home victory, increasing the Brown and Gold's lead to two games in the Mid-Continent Conference standings.
October 21, 2003
Valparaiso saw its eight-game winning streak come to an end on Tuesday evening as the Crusaders dropped a four-game match, 22-30, 30-25, 30-27, 30-27, to IPFW in Fort Wayne, Ind.
October 17, 2003
Valparaiso breezed to a 30-22, 30-11, 30-19 victory over Oakland in just one hour and ten minutes on Friday evening in Rochester, Mich., as the Crusaders finished the first half of the Mid-Continent Conference schedule a perfect 7-0.
October 13, 2003
Valparaiso University's Cyndi Norman (Minooka, Ill./Minooka H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this season.
October 11, 2003
Valparaiso remained perfect in the Mid-Continent Conference after winning a thrilling five-game match over IUPUI 19-30, 30-26, 30-24, 23-30, 15-13 on Saturday evening in Indianapolis.
October 10, 2003
Valparaiso registered its fifth straight three-game sweep on Friday afternoon as the Crusaders downed Chicago State 31-29, 30-20, 30-17 in the Windy City to improve to 17-4 overall and 5-0 in the Mid-Continent Conference.
October 06, 2003
Valparaiso University senior Heather Hynds (Mundelein, Ill./Mundelein H.S.) was named the Mid-Continent Conference Defensive Player of the Week after leading the Crusaders to a pair of victories last weekend.
October 04, 2003
Valparaiso's volleyball team continued its winning ways on Saturday evening, capturing its 15th straight home victory as the Crusaders defeated Western Illinois in three straight games, 30-21, 30-15, 30-25 on Homecoming evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
October 03, 2003
Valparaiso extended its home court winning streak to 14 straight on Friday evening as the Crusaders defeated UMKC in three games (30-25, 30-27, 30-26) at the Athletics-Recreation Center and in the process moved into sole possession of first place in the Mid-Continent Conference standings.
September 27, 2003
Valparaiso went down to Tulsa, Okla. on Saturday evening and did what no Mid-Continent Conference team has ever done since Oral Roberts joined the Mid-Con. The Crusaders defeated the Golden Eagles, and did so soundly, 30-23, 30-27, 30-27.
September 26, 2003
Valparaiso's volleyball team welcomed Centenary to the Mid-Continent Conference on Friday evening with a 30-23, 30-23, 30-23 victory over the Ladies in Shreveport, La.
September 23, 2003
Led by sophomores Liz Mikos (Dundee, Ill./Jacobs H.S.) and Lauren Moulton (Elgin, Ill./Larkin H.S.), Valparaiso defeated DePaul for the first time since 1995 by the score of 27-30, 30-21, 39-37, 30-16 in Chicago, Ill.
September 20, 2003
The Michigan Wolverines used .237 hitting to defeat Valparaiso 30-25, 30-18, 28-30, 33-31 in the final game of the Michigan/Nike Challenge on Saturday evening in Ann Arbor, Mich.
September 20, 2003
The Valparaiso University volleyball team rebounded after two straight five-game defeats to defeat Central Michigan 30-18, 30-25, 16-30, 30-24 on Saturday afternoon in the Michigan/Nike Challenge held in Ann Arbor, Mich.
September 17, 2003
Bowling Green rallied from a two game to none deficit to force a deciding game, but for the second straight match dropped a five-game match to a Mid-American Conference opponent as the Crusaders fell to Bowling Green 30-23, 30-27, 21-30, 28-30, 15-12 at the Falcons' Anderson Arena on Wednesday evening.
September 16, 2003
Valparaiso University junior Sara Silcox (Michigan City, Ind./Michigan City H.S.) has become the third straight Crusaders to earn Mid-Continent Conference Player of the Week honors after gaining the Defensive Award this week.
September 14, 2003
Valparaiso University's Liz Mikos (Dundee, Ill./Jacobs H.S.) and Sara Silcox (Michigan City, Ind./Michigan City H.S.) have each been named to the NIU Comfort Inn & Suites All-Tournament following the completion of the event that took place on Friday and Saturday.
September 13, 2003
The Valparaiso University volleyball team defeated Illinois-Chicago for the first time since 1996 on Saturday morning, downing the Flames 30-26, 30-22, 30-23 in match two of the NIU Comfort Inn & Suites Invitational held in DeKalb, Ill.
September 13, 2003
Valparaiso came within one game of winning its third straight tournament on Saturday evening, before the Crusaders dropped an exciting 30-27, 25-30, 28-30, 30-18, 19-17 decision at Northern Illinois in the championship match of the NIU Comfort Inn & Suites Invitational.
September 12, 2003
Valparaiso bounced back from its first loss of the season Friday evening with a 30-24, 23-30, 30-21, 30-26 victory over Stony Brook in DeKalb, Ill. in the first round of the NIU Comfort Inn & Suites Invitational.
September 09, 2003
Valparaiso went into 15th-ranked Notre Dame on Wednesday evening and turned in a valient effort before falling to the Fighting Irish 30-21, 30-17, 32-30.
September 08, 2003
Valparaiso University's Cyndi Norman (Minooka, Ill./Minooka H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Offensive Player of the Week after leading the Crusaders to the Popcorn Classic championship over the weekend.
September 06, 2003
The Valparaiso volleyball team ran its record to 7-0 on the season Saturday afternoon, defeating East Tennessee State 30-14, 30-24, 30-19 in their second game of the Popcorn Classic at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
September 06, 2003
Valparaiso University's Sarah Schmalz (Corona, Calif./Riverside Christian H.S.) has been named the Most Valuable Player of the 2003 Popcorn Classic after leading the Crusaders to the tournament title and the best start in Mid-Continent Conference history at 8-0.
September 06, 2003
The Valparaiso volleyball team defended its Popcorn Classic title and extended its winning streak to eight as the Crusaders defeated Indiana State 32-30, 30-26, 27-30, 30-21 on Saturday evening at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
September 05, 2003
The Valparaiso University volleyball team continued its dominance on the court in the early portion of the season Friday evening, defeating Cleveland State 30-18, 30-26, 30-22 in front of more than 600 fans at the Athletics-Recreation Center. With the victory in the first match of their Popcorn Classic, Valpo moves to 6-0 on the season, the best start in Mid-Continent Conference volleyball history.
September 02, 2003
Valparaiso University's Liz Mikos (Dundee, Ill./Jacobs H.S.) has been named the Mid-Continent Conference Defensive Player of the Week after leading the Crusaders to a 5-0 start, the best in school history.
September 01, 2003
The Valparaiso volleyball team remained perfect on the season as the Crusaders defeated UC Riverside 27-30, 30-27, 30-22, 30-26 late Monday evening in Riverside, Calif. to continue the best start in school history.
August 31, 2003
Valparaiso University's Liz Mikos (Dundee, Ill./Jacobs H.S.) was named Most Valuable Player of the Titan Classic and Cyndi Norman (Minooka, Ill./Minooka H.S.) also earned All-Tournament Team honors as the Crusaders won the event hosted by Cal State Fullerton.
August 30, 2003
The Valparaiso University volleyball team won its third straight match to begin the season for the first time since 1990 on Saturday afternoon as the Crusaders defeated Nevada 30-21, 30-28, 30-22 in the Titan Classic held in Fullerton, Calif.
August 30, 2003
For the first time in school history the Valparaiso volleyball team is off to a 4-0 start after defeating Fordham 30-25, 30-22, 30-28 late Saturday evening in Fullerton, Calif. to win the Titan Classic hosted by Cal State Fullerton.
August 29, 2003
The Valparaiso University volleyball team opened its 2003 season in style with a 30-21, 30-11, 30-12 victory over Bucknell on Friday afternoon in the Titan Classic held in Fullerton, Calif.
August 29, 2003
The Valparaiso University volleyball team improved to 2-0 on the season as the Crusaders defeated Cal State Fullerton in four games, 30-24, 23-30, 31-29, 30-24 late on Friday evening at the Titan Classic in Fullerton, Calif.
August 21, 2003
The Valparaiso University volleyball team has been selected to finish in second place in the Mid-Continent Conference for the 2003 season by the league's head coaches.
May 23, 2003
Valparaiso University volleyball coach Carin Avery has announced the Crusaders 2003 volleyball schedule, which contains five matches against schools that participated in the 2002 NCAA Tournament.
W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 18 Valpo 11
W Tennis Youngstown State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19 Milwaukee 5
Softball Oakland 4 8 inn.
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Tennis Cleveland State 5 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20 12th/15 (314)
Baseball Kalamazoo 3 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21 Valpo 10
Baseball Ohio Northern 2 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22 Valpo 1
Softball Valpo 3 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 1
Softball Valpo 5 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 4
Softball Valpo 2 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24 #21/21 Notre Dame 7
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. UIC
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26, 3:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Chicago State Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Indiana (resumption of suspended game)
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 2, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 3, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 1:00 p.m. Green Bay
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 3:00 p.m. Green Bay
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Green Bay
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Valpo