Valparaiso volleyball head coach Carin Avery and the Crusader volleyball program will host its annual summer camp from July 7-10, 2015 at the Athletics-Recreation Center on the Valpo campus. The camp is open to both girls and boys, grades 3-12.
The Valparaiso volleyball program has brought in a number of heralded prep performers in the past. But none of them have earned the honor that 2015 incoming freshman Katherine Carlson recently received, as Carlson was named a Second Team High School All-American by Volleyball Magazine, as presented by Mizuno. Just 24 athletes nationwide were named First or Second Team All-Americans by the publication.
Valparaiso placed a league-high 10 student-athletes over five sports on the Horizon League's 2014 Fall Academic All-League Teams, as announced today by the league office.
Sophomore Emily Campbell was named an Honorable Mention All-Northeast Region selection by the AVCA on Tuesday.
Sydney Bronner, a three-time state champion in track and field; Katherine Carlson, Michigan Miss Volleyball as a senior; and Lizzie Zaleski, MVP of SportsTown Chicago All-Star Game all have signed National Letters of Intent to join the Crusader volleyball program as freshmen for the 2015 campaign.
Valparaiso senior right side hitter Morgan Beil closed out her Crusader career by representing Valpo on the All-Tournament Team at the Horizon League Championship.
Crusaders fall to Milwaukee in straight sets in Horizon League semifinal Saturday evening. The loss closes out Valparaiso's 2014 campaign with a 25-8 overall record.
Crusaders take down UIC in straight sets to open the Horizon League Championship behind ten kills from Allison Ketcham, double-doubles from Kelsey Berrington and Emily Campbell. Valpo advances to face Milwaukee in the semifinals Saturday at 4 p.m. CT.
Crusaders enter the 2014 Horizon League Championship as the tournament's third seed, kick off tournament play from Oakland against sixth-seeded UIC Friday afternoon.
Sophomore Emily Campbell becomes Valpo's first Player of the Year since 2008, earning Horizon League co-Player of the Year honors. Kelsey Berrington and Kelsey Victor joined Campbell on the All-League team, while Taylor Graboski and Allison Ketcham were named to the All-Freshman Team.
Sophomore Emily Campbell earned her second Horizon League Offensive Player of the Week honor of the year after hitting .410 with a league-best 40 kills in a pair of Valpo wins last week.
Valparaiso posts its best hitting percentage in over seven years in a three-set sweep of UIC to close out regular season action Saturday. Sophomore Emily Campbell moved into Valpo's single-season top-ten in kills early in the match.
Valparaiso travels to UIC on Saturday with third place in the Horizon League standings on the line in the regular season finale.
Emily Campbell tallies match-best 23 kills, Morgan Beil moves into Valpo's career top-ten in kills as well as the Crusaders earn a five-set win at IPFW Tuesday night.
Crusaders fall on Senior Day at the ARC to Oakland, 3-1, despite 21 kills and 25 digs from Emily Campbell.
Seniors lead the way for Valparaiso one night before Senior Night, as Kelsey Victor hits .647 with 11 kills and Lindsey Hauch picks up 19 digs in a three-set sweep of Wright State.
Crusaders host Wright State on Friday evening and Oakland on Saturday afternoon in their final two home matches of the season at the ARC. Valpo will celebrate Senior Day on Saturday, honoring Morgan Beil, Lindsey Hauch and Kelsey Victor.
Allison Ketcham picks up her second Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week award of the season after pacing the Crusaders in digs last weekend in a pair of sweeps.
Emily Campbell tallied 18 kills as the Crusader volleyball team closed out a perfect weekend with a sweep at Youngstown State Saturday evening.
The Valparaiso volleyball program reached the 20-win milestone for the 13th straight season on Friday with a three-set sweep at Cleveland State.
Volleyball senior Morgan Beil has quietly put together one of the best careers by a Crusader in program history. As she enters the final few weeks of her playing career, read about her journey here at Valpo.
The Crusader volleyball team continues the second half of Horizon League play this weekend with matches at Cleveland State and Youngstown State. Valpo enters the weekend just one win shy of 20 on the season.
Crusaders hit .269 as a team and limit Green Bay to .067 hitting in a three-set sweep of the Phoenix Saturday afternoon at the ARC.
Valpo fell to league-leading Milwaukee Friday night, 3-1, as they began the second half of their Horizon League slate. Emily Campbell led the way with 20 kills and 19 digs, while Allison Ketchum chipped in 26 digs.
Crusaders host Milwaukee Friday night and Green Bay Saturday afternoon to begin the second half of Horizon League play. Both matches are worth 1,000 points for the Crusader Scholarship Challenge.
13 Crusaders see action as Valpo sweeps Chicago State on the road Tuesday evening. Rachel Bruinsma leads the Crusader effort with a career-high 12 kills.
Despite five players in double figures in kills and 101 total digs, the Crusaders dropped a five-set decision to North Dakota State at the ARC Sunday evening.
Crusaders post 18 blocks over four sets on Friday, led by ten rejections from freshman Taylor Graboski, but fall to UIC, 3-1, to close out the first half of Horizon League play.
Volleyball head coach Carin Avery joins the Valpo Coaches Show this week to talk about the team's results last weekend, Morgan Beil's influence over her four-year career and the milestone she reached last weekend, and what has made for the program's consistent success over the last decade-plus as the Crusaders near 20 wins again this season.
Valpo hosts UIC on Friday evening to wrap up the first half of Horizon League action before stepping out of league play to host North Dakota State on Sunday and travel to Chicago State on Tuesday. Both of this weekend's home matches are worth 1,000 Crusader Challenge points.
Allison Ketcham records team highs with 16 kills and 14 digs as the Crusaders bounce back from Friday night's defeat with a sweep at Wright State on Saturday.
Morgan Beil becomes just the 13th player in Valpo volleyball history to surpass the 1,000-kill milestone for her career, but the Crusaders fell in four sets Friday night at Oakland.
Crusaders put their 16-2 record on the line this weekend with Horizon League road matches at Oakland, Wright State.
Valparaiso senior right side hitter Morgan Beil has been named Horizon League Offensive Player of the Week following her record-setting performance last weekend in a win over Cleveland State.
Senior Morgan Beil set a new Crusader record for hitting percentage in a four-set match as Valpo improved to 16-2 on the year Saturday with a 3-1 win over Cleveland State.
Crusaders rebound after dropping the first set to defeat Youngstown State 3-1 Friday evening. The win moves Valpo to 15-2 on the season and 2-1 in Horizon League play.
Nico Campbell (men's soccer) and Emily Campbell (volleyball) have been named the Valparaiso athletic department's Student-Athletes of the Month for August/September.
Crusaders return to the ARC, hosting Youngstown State Friday night and Cleveland State Saturday afternoon. First 200 fans to Friday's match get a free Valpo Volleyball t-shirt, while Saturday is the Crusaders' annual breast cancer awareness match. Both matches are worth 1,000 points for the Crusader Scholarship Challenge.
The Valparaiso University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) will be raising money for the American Cancer Society at home events throughout the next month as part of its Breast Cancer Awareness campaign.
Crusaders fall in hard-fought five-set match at Milwaukee in matchup of the top two teams in the league's preseason poll. Emily Campbell led all players with 21 kills.
Crusaders win 13th straight match, tying the second-longest streak in program history, as they sweep Green Bay in their Horizon League opener Friday. Emily Campbell led the way offensively, hitting .400 with 18 kills, while Morganne Longoria led all players with 20 digs. The win was the 300th at Valpo for head coach Carin Avery.
Valparaiso puts its 12-match winning streak on the line for the opening of Horizon League play this weekend in Wisconsin. The Crusaders face off against Green Bay Friday night and Milwaukee Saturday afternoon.
Coming off of a third consecutive tournament title, Valparaiso volleyball head coach Carin Avery joins the Valpo Coaches Show to take a look at what's been working for her team the past few weeks, talk about the Crusaders' performance last weekend and look ahead to the start of Horizon League play this week.
Freshman Allison Ketcham claims Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week award after her MVP performance last weekend in the Crusader Crossroads of America Classic.
Valparaiso earns the crown at its home tournament with sweeps of Sacramento State and George Washington. The Crusaders are now 13-1 - the best start in program history. Allison Ketcham was named MVP and joined on the All-Tournament Team by Kelsey Victor and Morgan Beil.
Valpo earns tenth straight win, knocking off Murray State 3-1 to open the Crusader Crossroads of America Classic. At 11-1, Crusaders have matched the best start in program history.
With its winning streak at nine matches, the Valparaiso volleyball team returns home to host the Crusader Crossroads of America Classic. The Crusaders welcome Murray State, Sacramento State and George Washington to the ARC for the two-day, six-match event. All three of Valpo's matches are worth 1,000 points in the Crusader Scholarship Challenge.
Valparaiso takes down Toledo in straight sets on the road Tuesday evening to extend its winning streak to nine straight matches. The Crusaders, now 10-1, won by sweep for the fifth consecutive match.
Valparaiso sophomore outside hitter Emily Campbell has been named the Horizon League Offensive Player of the Week following her MVP performance last weekend as the Crusaders won the Skyhawk Invitational.
Crusaders sweep Drake and UT-Martin to capture Skyhawk Invitational title and extend their winning streak to eight straight matches on Saturday. Emily Campbell was named tournament MVP, while Morganne Longoria and Taylor Graboski also represented Valparaiso on the All-Tournament Team.
Valparaiso hits .378 as a team, three different attackers post hitting percentages above .500 as the Crusaders sweep Western Carolina to open the Skyhawk Invitational. Valpo has now won six consecutive matches.
Riding a five-match winning streak and a tournament title last weekend at the Jackrabbit Invitational, the Valparaiso volleyball team continues early-season play this weekend at UT-Martin’s Skyhawk Invitational, where it will also take on Western Carolina and Drake.
Crusaders take down host South Dakota State in straight sets to win the Jackrabbit Invitational - the program's 18th in-season tournament title under Carin Avery. Kelsey Berrington was named Tournament MVP, and was joined on the All-Tournament Team by Morgan Beil and Allison Ketcham.
Valparaiso opens Jackrabbit Invitational with a pair of four-set victories over UMKC and Stephen F. Austin on Friday. The Crusaders play for the tournament championship on Saturday against host South Dakota State.
Volleyball head coach Carin Avery joins the Valpo Coaches Show this week and discusses the number of different lineup combinations the team has used in the early season, the play of Emily Campbell and Kelsey Berrington, and what she's looking for from the Crusaders over the next couple weekends.
Valparaiso uses a stellar offensive performance in the fourth and fifth sets to overcome 2-1 deficit and defeat IUPUI, 3-2, Wednesday evening. Emily Campbell set a new career best with 22 kills; Morganne Longoria led all players and matched her career high with 30 digs.
Volleyball makes its 2014 home debut Wednesday night at the ARC against IUPUI before traveling to Brookings, S.D. for the Jackrabbit Invitational this weekend.
Valparaiso falls in five-set battle to Campbell, but rebounds with win over North Carolina Central to close out the NCCU Invitational. Kelsey Berrington and Emily Campbell earned All-Tournament honors for the Crusaders.
Crusaders commit just nine attack errors in season-opening four-set win over Wofford at the NCCU Invitational. Emily Campbell leads the way offensively with 13 kills.
The Valparaiso volleyball team is taking aim at a season-opening tournament title for the second straight year. The Crusaders will take on Wofford and Campbell in addition to the host Eagles.
Senior Morgan Beil was named to the preseason All-Horizon League team today. Beil is one of five returning starters for the Valparaiso volleyball program, as the Crusaders prepare to kick off their season this weekend at the NCCU Invitational.
The Valparaiso volleyball team has been picked to finish in second place in the Horizon League standings this season, according to preseason polling of the league’s head coaches.
Incoming Valparaiso freshman Kayla Currier has been named a recipient of the 2014 AAU Volleyball Academic All American Award, as announced by the AAU Volleyball National Executive Committee earlier this month.
As they prepare for the start of preseason practice, the Valparaiso volleyball team took some time earlier this week to offer a one-day camp to members of Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County’s South Haven Unit.
Valparaiso earns the AVCA Team Academic Award for 9th time in last 11 years. Crusaders own a .738 winning percentage in the seasons they've earned the academic honor.
Crusaders to host 12 home matches at the ARC, including a tournament Sept. 19-20, as they take aim at a 13th straight 20-win season and the Horizon League title