Women's Basketball to Play for Best 10-Game Start Since 2001

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will have a chance to nail down its best 10-game start to a season since 2001-02 on Monday afternoon, as the Crusaders hit the road to take on Eastern Illinois in Charleston. A win would also give the Crusaders a three-game winning streak and a 4-1 record in their last five contests.


Meredith Breaks Program Record, Women’s Basketball Cruises to Victory

Valparaiso University women’s basketball sophomore Maya Meredith (Indianapolis, Ind. / Cathedral) made her first career start one that won’t soon be forgotten on Friday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center. With teammate Nicole Koneiczny sidelined by an illness, Meredith stepped in as the starting point guard for Valpo’s 99-59 win over IU Northwest. Meredith dished out 16 assists, shattering a single-game program record of 14 that had stood since 1992.


Crusaders Welcome Nearby Foes as IU Northwest Visits ARC

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will return to the court on Friday night as the Crusaders clash with the IU Northwest RedHawks, a local NAIA opponent from nearby Gary. The Crusaders will look for their third win in the last four games and attempt to up their home record to 4-0 on the season.


Meredith’s Fourth Quarter, Franklin’s Double-Double Propel Valpo to Win

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team fended off visiting Chicago State on Sunday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center, utilizing strong second and fourth quarters to beat the Cougars 71-60. The Crusaders were led in both scoring and rebounding by senior Dani Franklin, who posted a double-double of 23 points and 11 rebounds. Sophomore Maya Meredith became a key scorer down the stretch, establishing a new career high with 12 points on 4-of-6 shooting.


Women's Basketball Carries Four-Game Home Winning Streak into Sunday

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will look to remain perfect at home this season as it welcomes Chicago State to the Athletics-Recreation Center. The Crusaders are off to a 2-0 start at the ARC and carry a four-game home winning streak that dates back to last season with them into Sunday’s matinee.


Purdue Pulls Away for Victory over Valpo

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team got 19 first-half points from junior Meredith Hamlet and was tied with Big Ten foe Purdue 35-35 midway through the second quarter, but the Boilermakers pulled away in the second half to beat the Crusaders 95-49 on Friday night at Mackey Arena in West Lafayette.


Women's Basketball to Play at Mackey Arena on Friday

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team will attempt to make history repeat itself on Friday night at Mackey Arena, as the Crusaders look to recapture the magic of the 2008-09 team, which upset Purdue in the most recent women’s basketball meeting between the two schools. That memorable game stands as the only win against a nationally-ranked opponent in program history.


Resilient Crusaders Bounce Back, Rack Up 81 Points in Road Win

The Valparaiso University women’s basketball team went on the road and garnered an 81-68 win over Longwood on Sunday afternoon at Willett Hall in Farmville, Va. Three Crusaders finished in double figures – led by Meredith Hamlet with a season-high 25 points – as Valpo fended off two late runs by the Lancers to emerge victorious, a resilient effort less than 24 hours after a loss to Liberty.


Hales Reaches Career High in Defeat at Liberty

Sophomore Grace Hales led all scorers with a career-high 14 points on Saturday afternoon in Lynchburg, Va., but host Liberty pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 61-40 victory over the Crusaders. Valpo held the Flames to just 1-of-19 from beyond the 3-point arc in the defeat.