Valpo junior guard Shay Frederick (Greenville, Wis./Hortonville) has been named the MVC’s Player of the Week by College Sports Madness after combining stellar performances and late-game heroics in a trio of Valpo victories last week.
It might have looked completely different than Saturday’s victory, but the end result was the same Sunday for the Valpo women’s basketball team. Junior Shay Frederick (Greenville, Wis./Hortonville) tied the game at Southern Illinois with 11.7 seconds to play and Valpo out-scored the Salukis in the extra session 13-6 to earn a 70-63 win in Carbondale, Ill. and complete a road sweep of SIU. The win extended Valpo’s winning streak to four straight games, its longest within conference play since joining the MVC.
It was a display of 3-point shooting from the Valpo women’s basketball team on Saturday in Carbondale, Ill. which was unmatched in program history and ranks right up there with the top efforts in D-I women’s basketball in the last decade, as the Brown and Gold shot 15-for-20 from downtown in a 75-64 victory over Southern Illinois. Leading the way was junior Shay Frederick (Greenville, Wis./Hortonville), who scored a career-best 28 points and went 6-for-6 from deep.
Coming off a thriller Wednesday night in Chicago, the Valpo women’s basketball team continues its five-game road stretch to close the regular season this weekend with a two-game series at Southern Illinois Saturday and Sunday. The games against the Salukis, which were originally slated to be played Jan. 22-23, are vital for the standings and postseason seeding, as Valpo enters the weekend one game ahead of SIU.
Fans will be forgiven if they thought they were experiencing déjà vu while watching the closing seconds of the Valpo women’s basketball game against Loyola Wednesday evening from Chicago, as for the second time in as many years, junior Shay Frederick (Greenville, Wis./Hortonville) delivered a game-winning shot against the Ramblers as she converted a layup with 5.2 seconds to play to give Valpo the 57-55 victory.
Women's basketball head coach Mary Evans joins Valpo Basketball Weekly to talk about returning to the court last weekend after a weekend away from competition, reflect on what the senior class has meant to the program, look ahead to Wednesday night's game at Loyola, and more!
After completing its home schedule last weekend, the Valpo women’s basketball team begins a stretch of five consecutive road contests to close out the regular season on Wednesday evening against travel partner Loyola.
The Valpo women’s basketball team closed out its 2020-21 home slate on a winning note on Saturday evening, leading nearly start to finish in a 71-56 victory over Evansville at the ARC. Current roster members Ella Ellenson (Rice Lake, Wis./Rice Lake), Caitlin Morrison (Glenview, Ill./Glenbrook South) and Marlee Profitt (Medina, Ohio/Highland) were among five total honorees prior to the game as the program celebrated its Senior Night Saturday.
The Valpo women’s basketball team struggled to hit shots in its return to action Friday evening in the program’s annual Play4Kay Game, finishing with its worst shooting performance from the field in over four years as visiting Evansville earned a 57-43 win at the ARC.